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Best Voice in Forgotten Realms Poll

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Kirethorn, Nov 26, 2009.

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Who has the Best Voice in Forgotten Realms Games?

  1. Jim Meskimen - Edwin Odesseiron, Khalid

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. David Warner - Jon Irenicus

    15 vote(s)
    46.9%
  3. Heidi Shannon - Jaheira (BGII), Melissan, Faldorn, Silke

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Jennifer Hale - Mazzy, Dynaheir, Jaheira (BGI)

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  5. Tony Jay - Kresselack

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  6. Peter Stormare - Isair

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  7. Grey DeLisle - Viconia, Nalia, Raelis Shai

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. Kevin Michael Richardson - Sarevok

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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    Here's my first poll in this Forum.

    After some consideration i decided to go by voice artist rather than character, to better acknowledge who is responsible.

    Enjoy.
     
  2. Caradhras

    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    I never noticed that Peter Stormare did the voice acting for Isair. He's a great actor but I still have to pick David Warner, his voice acting for Irenicus really set the mood for the game. He was great in Peckinpah's movies as well.
     
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    Also...a honorable mention, should be David Ogden Stiers. Does the storytelling in Icewind dale 1, + the voice for the main badguy in the game. Very good actor as well.

    Should check out the Hornblower movies, Caradhras. Warner is great in those. I think he is in 2 of them. Plays a lunatic captain.
     
  4. Caradhras

    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    I think Kirethorn made a very good decision by choosing to list voice actors instead of listing in game characters. It's more comprehensive that way.

    Thanks for the tip Rawgrim, I never got a chance to see these movies. David Warner is a very versatile actor and more often than not I end up watching a movie and then I recognize him in some supporting role. I really liked his performance in the Ballad of Cable Hogue. His performances as villains in other movies are always impressive.
     
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    David Ogden Stiers? That's Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast!
     
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    Yup. And Major Winchester from M*A*S*H. :)

    I like his end narration in IWD, Very sinister.

    I'm having a hard time choosing since they are all great voice artists.

    But I go for Jennifer Hale who also did Deionarra and Fall-From-Grace in PS:T.

    Plus she did Katriona in Quest For Glory 4, one of the best adventure games IMO.
     
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    Just a reminder: this is recognition for services to the Forgotten Realms games, not everything in their career.
     
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    Irenicus would be the obvious choice, but when I think of Baldur's Gate, the first thing that comes to mind is the scene with Sarevok's calm/smug voice saying "I'm sorry that you feel that way old man."
     
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    Jennifer Hale because she made me fall in love with Bastila Shan, Deionarra and Fall from Grace, heh.

    But if it's for the BG setting, it's a tough call between David Warner and Kevin Michael Richardson. Irenicus has so many more lines but my own "first to mind" line is "I - I will be the last. And you - you shall go first".
     
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    Whoever does Neeshka's voice in Neverwinter Nights 2.
     
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    I guess we're all suckers for bad boys. Irenicus and Sarevok here as well.
     
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    Sheena Easton! Annah rules.
     
  13. Rahkir

    Rahkir Cogito, ergo doleo

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    My vote would go to Frank Welker.

    You just can't hate a guy who always tells you that your voice is ambrosia. He voices Xzar, who has some of my favorite lines of any series:
    "I have become death.. destroyer of worlds!!" [In combat.]
    "STOP TOUCHING MEE!" [When you click on him a few times.]
    "Tell me 'bout the rabbits."
    "I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs!"
    "I know of dragons with feet like rabbits, 'tis true, I swear."
    "Smiles everyone smiles, this is like some great fantasy."
    "Those the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. (laughs maniacally)"
    "I ate his liver with a nice chianti and some fava beans."
    "Montaron, you are so aggravating! 'Tis disturbing to my demeanor!" [I love how he says this line, he sounds so crazy]
    "I wanted infravision like the elves, but tis' more than just taking their eyes" [My favorite.]
    "Montaron! I... I never loved you!" [When monty dies.]
    "Must we be so insufferably charitable?!" [When you have a high reputation]
    "I begin to see your true nature, and tis' as i expected. None are as insufferably righteous as harpers." [In relpy to Jaheria]

    Xzar is evil and crazy, probably my favorite character in the series, and Frank Welker got the voice spot on; completely insane.
    He also did a bunch of the monster sounds, which don't sound like they came from a human.
     
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    Voted for D. Warner, his voice was perfect i think for the Irenicus character.
     
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    Kath Soucie who voiced Maralie Fiddlebender in IWD2.
     
  16. Barmy Army

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    I think the guy ho did Sarevok did a great job.

    'I will be the last.. and you will go first..' etc etc... well delivered lines.
     
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    Sarevok gets my vote.. he actually acted with his voice, Irenicus just sounds like the guy is reading his script.

    although I do agree with Rahkir, Xzar was my favourite character

    "Montaron! I... I never loved you!" being my favourite line of all time.
     
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