These 3 people are probably responsible for 95% of your favorite video game characters

1 : Anonymous2021/08/30 01:14 ID: pe80h3
These 3 people are probably responsible for 95% of your favorite video game characters
2 : Anonymous2021/08/30 04:36 ID: haw4rma

Jennifer Hale says WTF OP.

ID: hawimlt

Lol. My thoughts exactly.

ID: hawj90x

Sorry what did you say? I couldn't hear you over Tara Strong stomping up the driveway.

ID: hawpn6z

Tara Strong has made this world a more enjoyable place.

ID: hawlxy4

Literally 80%+ of my childhood right there lol

ID: hawm38l

I think the rest of the CR cast also deserve to be up there since they're in just about as much as Troy, Laura, and Nolan are in. All equally iconic too.

ID: hawvevv

I've learned to recognize Troy Baker whenever I think, "is that Matt Mercer? It sounds like him but also a little not?" I feel a little bad about it because I think it's Mr. Baker more often than Mr. Mercer, but at least whoever cast Naruto agrees with me that they sound an awful lot alike.

3 : Anonymous2021/08/30 02:13 ID: havos8b

Their names and some examples of their work would be useful in the post.

ID: hawf85u

Some games they've been in, mostly picking the most famous and high-rated games here. Some of these games have 2 of them or even all 3 in them lol.


The Last of Us 1 and Part 2

Mass Effect 3

Metal Gear Solid V

Spiderman PS4

Destiny 2

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Assassin's Creed 1, 2, and 3

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Revelations, and Valhalla

God of War 2018

Infamous Second Son

Bioshock Infinte

Final Fantasy XIII trilogy

Uncharted 1, 2, 3, 4, Lost Legacy, and Golden Abyss (all 3 are in Uncharted 4!)

Resident Evil 6

Death Stranding

World of Warcraft various expansions

Persona 4


Gears of War 4 and 5

Guild Wars 1 and 2

Saint's Row

Various Call of Duty games

Portal 2

Full lists of their roles with pics

ID: hawgy3h

Can’t believe you forgot Skyrim, Laura Bailey is Serana

ID: hawhdkk

List so phat, Blood Rayne didn't even make it to the front 😀

ID: hawe2hc

For Laura, she's voiced:

Jaina Proudmoore, Martha from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Mary Jane in the Spider-Man game, Kaine in Nier Replicant, usually Black Widow in any digital media (Marvel vs Capcom), Lucina in Super Smash Brothers and many (many, many, many, many, many) others.

And now you probably won't not hear her everywhere.

ID: hawedab

Seriously...I hear the entire cast of Critical Role everywhere since I started watching last year. Matt Mercer, Liam O'Brien, Laura Bailey...they're goddamn everywhere in the anime/gaming landscape. (the other members of the cast have a reasonable presence, too, but I think they're not even 1/3 as much as the other 3 combined)

ID: hawill7

She was also Serana in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

ID: hawl7iw
Troy baker Laura Bailey Nolan North
ID: hawhki8

I don't know if this makes me a failure of a gamer, but I've never played/watched any of those.

ID: hawpm7g

She’s also female boss 1 in saints row 3 and 4. She’s hilarious.

4 : Anonymous2021/08/30 03:33 ID: havy5g6

Troy Baker, Laura Bailey, and Nolan North, for those who don't know who they are.

Edit: They are voice actors. Title is super vague. They voice tons of game characters (Probably voice more characters in games than anyone else in the industry.), and have also voiced anime and cartoon characters.

ID: hawbkce

Thank you. This sub has such an "If you know, you know" attitude with its post titles. Finding the title of the damn game they've just shared a screenshot of always takes some digging through the comments.

ID: hawegcu



humans get a real dopamine hit from "i know something you don't know"

ID: hawdoax

I'm mostly surprised that there's no mention of Matthew Mercer. He's in everything.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/30 04:35 ID: haw4ow7

"Responsible" is a strong word lol

ID: hawg5df

Fucking right? Writers made scripts, concept artists envisioned them, 3D modelers and texture artists visualized them, animators brought them to life and game directors were overseeing the process for years on end but it’s the voice actors that are responsible. Yeah, sure.

6 : Anonymous2021/08/30 04:25 ID: haw3nn5

Which one is Donkey Kong?

7 : Anonymous2021/08/30 02:00 ID: havn66f

Nolan North is so good that many people didn’t even notice that he replaced Nathan Fillion to play Cayde 6 in Destiny.

He also replaced Peter Dinklage in Destiny, but you were very much supposed to notice that.

ID: haw2o2y

Hold the fuck up, when did he replace Cayde? I knew he took over the Ghost but Cayde?

Edit: Damn, all of Forsaken was North. It's noticeable when you directly compare them but I didn't even notice at the time.

ID: haw3xrx

Lol. My point exactly.

8 : Anonymous2021/08/30 02:54 ID: havtpsp

Where the HECK is Jennifer Hale on here? She's amazing and voices so many freaking characters

ID: haw2299

The absolute disrespect to not put Hale is astounding.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/30 02:25 ID: havq8eh

Still a shame Troy & Nolan had a falling out. Retro Replay on YouTube was great.

ID: havzjdm

Still a lot of good content on their backlog.

Nolan needs someone like Troy to steer things, he tends to ramble aimlessly without a minder.

ID: hawbbvl

He hasn't even been on his own channel in over a month, and they did a big sale of stuff from the set recently I believe. I feel like the channel is going to call it quits very soon.

10 : Anonymous2021/08/30 04:02 ID: haw1a6u

That's not David Hayter.

11 : Anonymous2021/08/30 03:26 ID: havxb6a

95% seems a bit high - just like OP

ID: haw60c4

Not only that, OP's title insultingly sells the actual game development team short. A good game can easily survive bad - or no - voice acting at all. A bad game will never be rescued by the best acting in the universe.

12 : Anonymous2021/08/30 05:11 ID: haw82mv

90% of my favorite games don't even have voice acting

13 : Anonymous2021/08/30 03:33 ID: havy3px

Weird I don’t see Matt Mercer or Sam riegel here………

ID: havz0v6

I feel like Sam does a lot more directing than acting these days.

ID: haw47ls

Also Keith David although he gets a lot of credit in other posts.

14 : Anonymous2021/08/30 02:15 ID: havp28f

Ahhhh favorite game character <not video> 100% Jester

ID: haw0kaz


I would 100% share a cupcake with her.

ID: haw2ua7

Like, okaaaay, sooo, maybeee, you poopin?

ID: haw2xte

And anyone un-critter related is absolutely confused

ID: haw8d8b

“It’s me, Jester. Hey, I don’t know if you’re alone. If you’re not and you’re following us, cough once if you’re not following us”

15 : Anonymous2021/08/30 05:15 ID: haw8eic

Hate to break it to you but Yuri Lowenthal isn't there an he is probably responsible for 95% of my favourite characters alone.

ID: hawfilq

Playing Fallout New Vegas, and all of a sudden I hear Sasuke Uchiha talking about Caesar. Yuri and Steve Blum are in all the games.

16 : Anonymous2021/08/30 03:49 ID: havzu0y

It's a shame none of those three are Steve Blum

17 : Anonymous2021/08/30 04:12 ID: haw29cw

You could at least name them or their work. How is anyone learning who they are?

18 : Anonymous2021/08/30 01:24 ID: havircz

They are responsible for the voices. Not the writing, the modeling, the animations, the characterization.

They’re responsible for 10% of your favorite character.

ID: havn9vv

Even Nolan North (Nathan Drake) himself agrees with this statement:

"The performance of every designer, every programmer, of every hard working and talented person who works at that office [at Naughty Dog] That performance is so important. … And their performance matters more than mine. And that’s important in this day and age, with all this talk going back and forth. Because without their performance, my performance wouldn’t matter. It wouldn’t even exist.”


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