What's the one TF voice you dislike?

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  1. Darkspeed

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    Bored, waiting for my PC to sort itself out, so I'm bringing up something that's been on my mind for a while... Apologies if it's been discussed before.

    Basically, as the title says, list what Transformer character(s) - From any generation! - has the voice which grates on you, and which one is the worst.

    For me, without a shadow of a doubt, it has to be RiD Optimus Prime... The VA is just so forced and unenthusiastic, it's hard to like him at all. And some of the tragic one-liners he delivers in the middle of a battle... Urgh!

    Then again, the whole damn series was like that. But Optimus was the worst!
     
  2. Renidragon

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    STARSCREAM.

    Obnoxious, obnoxious, obnoxious. I thought Galaxy Force's real deep voiced starscream was AWESOME... I'm really sick of this now "traditional" voice for Starscream... Chris Latta did it for G1, it worked. But now it seems like ALL Starscreams have to be carbon copies of G1 Starscream's voice and personality.

    I LOVED Energon Starscream - he was different. I liked the movie Starscream (for what little we saw of him), he was almost entirely different.

    But OH that squeaky voice is annoying.


    I do agree that RiD Optimus sounds forced. He was certainly NOT one of the better voices I've ever heard either.
     
  3. Ktulu

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    I liked Kaplan as Prime better than Chalk really - but since they both just did dub work in the roles (yes I am excluding Chalk's Primal here) they were both severely hindered in terms of performance. It was much more about fitting the line into a certain time frame than actually acting it out well, so consider that if you have a problem with the RiD-Cybertron Primes.

    As for one I don't like - Matt Hill as Ironhide in Energon. I like his performances in other series but he was just SO whiny as Ironhide. It was probably more the fault of the writing and directing, but still, he got on my nerves big time.
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

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    Frank Welker's post-movie Galvatron, which sounded like his Fred voice from Scooby Doo talking through his nose, I don't understand why he didn't go for a deeper more menacing voice.
     
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    I agree with Welker's Galvatron.

    Honourable mention:

    Chalk's Prime. (NOT Primal, with I thought was awesome. But dub + ill-fitting character = fail for Prime)
     
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  7. G1Wheeljack

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    Wheelie and Seaspray, just because you're a Naval Tactics officer dosen't mean you should speak like you're underwater all the time. I also didn't like post-movie Galvatron that much.
     
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    Gotta say TFA Soundwave has been the most disappointing of the new crop.

    Can't top Seaspray for the gargling thing.
    Oh yeah, Grapple's faux-posh tones. Arse.
     
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    Any character in the AEC series that all of the sudden developed a stupid frickin' accent! (Jetfire, Thundercracker, Scattorshot.....)
     
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    Whoever did Energon Ironhide. He made that character so unlikeable, simply because he sounded like some California surfer 'bot. "whoa! hey Kicker!" Not to mention all the "tin-can" voices in this series (and Cybertron for that matter). BLAH.

    He sounds much better in the Super Link series. ;) 
     
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    RID Megatron. Wasn't so much Daniel Riordan's acting but that over the top voice effect they added to it, made him sound more like Venom from the 90's Spiderman cartoon.
     
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    There wasn't many, but definitely a few:

    G1
    - Seaspray
    - Blaster
    - Smokescreen
    - Beachcomber
    - Galvatron
    - Sky Lynx
    - Menasor
    - Warpath
    - Arcee
    - Huffer
    - Gears
    - Rodimus Prime

    Beast Wars
    - Everyone, especially Kaye's Megatron. Always reminded me of a 50 year old drag queen.

    Animated
    - Megatron. I've really tried to like it because I'm such a fan of Cory Burton, but I just don't think it's a good fit to the character. Maybe that'll change after another season or two...
     
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    Don't like RID Megatron's voice. Love Beast Wars Rattrap's and Inferno's, especially when he called Megatron his 'Queen'.










    http://beastwars.us/
     
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    Wheelie. I just can't stand that high-pitched sing-song tinny voice.
     
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    Cybertron Mudflap.
     
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    Post movie Galvatron for sure. I never understood why they decided to make Galvatron sounds so high pitch.
    In the movie he was menacing, after that it sounded like he sucked down a whole canister of helium.
     
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    I totally agree here. Why can't they just develop a different voice for a character that isn't based on an accent? Are there Brits on Cybertron or something?
     
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    And everyone in Cybertron with an accent. It just annoys me.
     
  19. Acid Wing

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    Energon Ironhide's voice actor (same actor who did Carlos, right?)-totally ruined the character for me since I preferred the Superlink version.

    Other than that, maybe season3/4 Galvy.
     
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    That Accursed G1 Blurr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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