List of G1 accents?

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  1. KA

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    Somebody like ironhide distinctively sounds southern but what about the rest of the guys. I'm no cunning linguist but wasnt rumble supposed to sound like brooklyn/new york or something?
     
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    Windcharger had an accent, but I don't know what kind.
    Bumblebee sounded kind of like a New Yorker.
     
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    Bumblebee sounded like Spider man (who is a New Yorker)
    Technically you could say Jazz had a "nawlins" accent as he was voiced by the Skat-man.
    Cliffjumper sounded like Shaggy after he passed puberty.
     
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    Thundercracker definately had some sort of an accent, he sounded like he was from Brooklyn to me.

    Grapple and Hoist were both British sounding to me, and I think that Bumblebee had a bit of an accent, I just don't know what.
     
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    What about Bluestreak? He WAS Shaggy! :lol 
     
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    Cosmos had a mexican-ish accent.
     
  7. Infosaur

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    Wasn't one of the voices an attempt at Peter Lorre?

    Actually, they had a bit of fun with the 2nd year minibots didn't they?

    *wham* *bam*
    Ace,,,, of the AIR
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    Whoa man
     
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    Optimus has a mid western accent.
    Ironhide has a southern accent.
    Perceptor sounds english imo.
     
  9. KA

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    Tracks had a hoity toity lilt too that was upper class but not quite british.

    Makes sense jazz sounds new orlean ish. I mean, thats jazz music birth place, that was great voice casting right there.

    Does shaggy/casey kasem qualify as californian?
     
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    Seaspray had a gargley accent and sounded much like Mer-Man.
    Outback sounded Australian.
    Sky Lynx sounded British.
    Huffer sounded whiny.
     
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    I wish they did a German Transformer :(  :D 
     
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    They did, Animated Blitz-wing. He comes in three flavors,,, Herr Docktor, Das Terminator, and batchit crazy!
     
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    I always find it strange how Americans fail to realise just how varied and individual 'British' accents truly are. First and foremost 'Britain' is four seperate countrys each with very distinctive individual cultures and traditions aswell as speech characteristics - far more varied than the standard American perceptions of us either speaking like football hooligans or the queen.
     
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    The only i thought sounded british was sky lynx. I thought guys like hoist n hook sounded like upper class americans. Like dr crane n niles from frasier.
     
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    Cliffjumper was more like Kasem's Robin voice, Bluestreak was more like Shaggy.
     
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    Sorry, I just thought that they did kind of sound like they had that sort of air to them, maybe not British, but kind of an English air to them. Maybe they are upperclass Americans, but I thought that the upper-class American accents went more to Tracks and Mirage.

    Oh, someone beat me to it, but yeah, Perceptor.
     
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    Several of the character voices for the G1 series were based on celebrity impressions:

    - Mirage = Gregory Peck
    - Shockwave = David Warner
    - Cosmos = Peter Lorre
    - Tracks = Jim Backus
    - Optimus Prime = John Wayne (and yes, I'm aware that Peter Cullen based the voice on his own brother, but he's also acknowledged the influence of John Wayne)

    I must disagree. Scatman Crothers was from Indiana, and his voice doesn't sound anything like a New Orleans' accent to me. New Orleans may be "The Birthplace of Jazz," but Crothers wasn't trying to emulate an authentic New Orleans dialect when he was cast as Jazz. That was just his own unique style and personality, and he used the same character voice for other animated productions (The Aristocats, Harlem Globetrotters, Hong Kong Phooey).

    Cosmos was a strange hybrid: Peter Lorre with a sometimes Latino accent. Entry on this from the TFWiki:

    On a technical level, both Bumblebee and Jazz would qualify as German because Porsche and Volkswagen are German-manufactured. :wink: 

    But I don't recall any TF characters having a German accent until TFA's Blitzwing.
     
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    "Gargley" and "whiny" are not accents my friend.

    Also, neither is "British". Great Britain consists of England, Wales and Scotland, and within each of those countries you also have regional dialects just like you do in the US. It's like me saying "this Transformer sounds European". There is no definition there.

    I am not sure what you mean by a "British" accent. We don't all speak the same over here dude.
     
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    I thought Powerglide sounded like he was from Boston.
     
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    I think it like when here in the states, they say, "indians" meaning, Native Americans, it not really the Indians, of India, but some how (thanks Cris Columbus) we all know what it means.
     

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