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Taliesin Axelrod Jaffe (born January 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a voice actor, voice director, script adapter and immortal chaos pyramid god, best known as Basil Hawkins in One Piece and Blanka in the newer Street Fighter entries. As a voice director, he works under New Generation Pictures, and his work on Hellsing has helped the dub become a cult classic.

Jaffe has a Twitter account. He is one of the nerdy-ass voice actors starring weekly in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign Critical Role.

He is definitely not a pyramid.

Notable roles by Taliesin Jaffe



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Taliesin Jaffe and his works provide examples of:

  • invokedApproval of God:
  • Born Lucky: In Critical Role Taliesin has a tendency to roll decently high or hit Natural 20s. For example, in episode 33 of Vox Machina, he rolled no less than 7 Natural 20s.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: From the high-pitched battle cries of Blanka to the Baritone of Strength of Percy de Rolo and everything inbetween, Jaffe has an impressive range that lets him portray a wide array of characters.
  • One of Us: A huge geek of video games, comic books, anime/manga, and animation in general. He probably knows more about the various materials he voice acts in or helps to direct or produce than most others.
  • Pungeon Master: Frequently seen on Critical Role—if there is a Pun to be made, Taliesin will make it.
  • invokedQueer Character, Queer Actor: He's openly bisexual. His Critical Role characters include the genderfluid bisexual Mollymauk Tealeaf, the asexual aromantic Caduceus Clay and the non-binary Ashton Greymoore.


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Caduceus meets Mollymauk

Mollymauk, Taliesin's first character, was killed early on in the campaign, and Taliesin went on to play Caduceus instead. When Mollymauk is resurrected in the finale, Taliesin finds himself having to play both of them. Naturally, the other players troll him by pushing Cad and Molly into conversation with eachother.

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