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    I was thinking the other day about which voice actors would fit each member of the Order of the Stick, and what I thought of was:

    - Liam O’Brien
    - Laura Bailey
    - Sarah Natochenny
    - Mary Elizabeth McGlinn
    - Christopher Sabat
    - Vic Mignogna

    What do you think about this casting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterKun View Post
    I was thinking the other day about which voice actors would fit each member of the Order of the Stick, and what I thought of was:

    - Liam O’Brien
    - Laura Bailey
    - Sarah Natochenny
    - Mary Elizabeth McGlinn
    - Christopher Sabat
    - Vic Mignogna

    What do you think about this casting?
    I guess I'm too far off the current trend line because I don't know any of those people except the last one, and I can't imagine his voice as the voice of our favorite psychopath.

    Mark Hammil would be a better choice.

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    I guess I'm too far off the current trend line because I don't know any of those people except the last one, and I can't imagine his voice as the voice of our favorite psychopath.

    Mark Hammil would be a better choice.
    Mark Hamill would be better as Xykon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian 333 View Post
    I guess I'm too far off the current trend line because I don't know any of those people except the last one, and I can't imagine his voice as the voice of our favorite psychopath.

    Mark Hammil would be a better choice.
    Vic voiced both a midget (Edward Elric) AND a psychopath (Broly). So why not both?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    Mark Hamill would be better as Xykon.
    I've headcanoned Tommy Lee Jones as Xykon for so long now that I have trouble imagining anyone else in the role. It would have to be a voice that can sound sarcastic when delivering a straight line, and go really caustic from there.

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    I've always mentally read all of Elan's lines in the voice of Dominic Armata (Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate!).

    Also, this might be a bit off the wall, but how about Sean Astin as Belkar? Regular voice, not gentle-British-hobbit voice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    Mark Hamill would be better as Xykon.
    Mark Hamill would be better as everybody. Hel, make even the Joker make a cameo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    Mark Hamill would be better as everybody. Hel, make even the Joker make a cameo...
    You'd just have to make this scene longer and give him some lines...

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    Thanks to a live-action-movie variant on this thread idea from years back, Lord Shojo is now voiced in my head by George Takei.

    Also, I imagined Roy as having a deeper voice than Liam O'Brien (though he did do Kain in the DS version of FF6, but Roy sounds less growly to me than that), so if he could pull of a lower pitch without the gimmick, I'd say sure.

    Then again, that "speak 'n' spell" voice he did as part of one of those Critical Role oneshots would be perfect for any modrons that need voicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Watcher View Post
    Thanks to a live-action-movie variant on this thread idea from years back, Lord Shojo is now voiced in my head by George Takei.

    Also, I imagined Roy as having a deeper voice than Liam O'Brien (though he did do Kain in the DS version of FF6, but Roy sounds less growly to me than that), so if he could pull of a lower pitch without the gimmick, I'd say sure.

    Then again, that "speak 'n' spell" voice he did as part of one of those Critical Role oneshots would be perfect for any modrons that need voicing.
    I feel the need to interrupt you to point out that not only was FF6 never remade for the DS, Kain isn't even in FF6. He's from FF4.
    In my head Roy doesn't have quite as deep of a voice as Kain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squire Doodad View Post
    I feel the need to interrupt you to point out that not only was FF6 never remade for the DS, Kain isn't even in FF6. He's from FF4.
    In my head Roy doesn't have quite as deep of a voice as Kain.
    Derp. You're right. FF4. Not sure where that synaptic misfire came from.

    I wonder if, for Durkon's voice, one should go for an authentic (or authentic-sounding) Scottish accent or you go for a cheesey, obviously fake one like James Doohan's? (Native Scotsman Craig Ferguson once joked he sounded like "a Pakistani man who'd had a stroke.") The former seems more respectful to Scottish people in general, the latter feels more in line with what's actually depicted in the comic.

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    Xykon sounds like Tim Curry to me. Redcloak, meanwhile, sounds like Tony Jay. That's Frollo, holmes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Watcher View Post
    I wonder if, for Durkon's voice, one should go for an authentic (or authentic-sounding) Scottish accent or you go for a cheesey, obviously fake one like James Doohan's? (Native Scotsman Craig Ferguson once joked he sounded like "a Pakistani man who'd had a stroke.") The former seems more respectful to Scottish people in general, the latter feels more in line with what's actually depicted in the comic.
    FWIW: I have never heard Durkon's accent as being Scottish (despite the all-dwarves-are-scottish trope). I have instead heard him as a broad North Yorkshire accent (perhaps with a touch of Geordie). Sigdi comes over a little stronger on the Geordie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyTraveller View Post
    You'd just have to make this scene longer and give him some lines...
    Just watch a animated short film where Hamill is kidnaped by the Joker and the Trickster, and he escapes by making them to fight each other by mimicking their voices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    Just watch a animated short film where Hamill is kidnaped by the Joker and the Trickster, and he escapes by making them to fight each other by mimicking their voices.
    That was in the modern-setting remake of the Hobbit, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterKun View Post
    What do you think about this casting?
    Who are they?

    I'd look for

    Roy: Idris Elba
    V: Benedict Cumberbatch
    Elan / Nale: Tom Hiddlestone
    Belkar: Matt Smith
    Haley: Karen Gillan
    Durkon: Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Redcloak: Ian McDiarmid
    Xykon: Patrick Stewart or Morgan Freeman
    Thog: Vin Diesel
    Sabine: Helen Mirren

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    Who are they?

    I'd look for

    Roy: Idris Elba
    V: Benedict Cumberbatch
    Elan / Nale: Tom Hiddlestone
    Belkar: Matt Smith
    Haley: Karen Gillan
    Durkon: Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Redcloak: Ian McDiarmid
    Xykon: Patrick Stewart or Morgan Freeman
    Thog: Vin Diesel
    Sabine: Helen Mirren
    The real question is who will voice Mr. Scruffy, I think it should be Danny DeVito.

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    I can imagine Calista Flockhart as Celia, though I don't think she has done voice acting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    The real question is who will voice Mr. Scruffy, I think it should be Danny DeVito.
    Sorry, but it's got to be Larry. After retirement, of course. After all, he has the purrfect CV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
    Sorry, but it's got to be Larry. After retirement, of course. After all, he has the purrfect CV.
    Does that mean Boris Johnson would play Shijo? I'm not saying he shouldn't (or that he should), but that would be the logical conclusion of that casting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
    Who are they?

    I'd look for

    Roy: Idris Elba
    V: Benedict Cumberbatch
    Elan / Nale: Tom Hiddlestone
    Belkar: Matt Smith
    Haley: Karen Gillan
    Durkon: Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Redcloak: Ian McDiarmid
    Xykon: Patrick Stewart or Morgan Freeman
    Thog: Vin Diesel
    Sabine: Helen Mirren
    None of these people are voice actors. Back on topic: I think Mark Hamill would make a fantastic Tarquin. Maximum irony, too. Maybe even have him voice Elan and Nale too, for that little connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woweedd View Post
    None of these people are voice actors. Back on topic: I think Mark Hamill would make a fantastic Tarquin. Maximum irony, too. Maybe even have him voice Elan and Nale too, for that little connection.
    I can't really imagine Mark voicing Elan and Nale unless we time-traveled back to the seventies (though if you have like a video of him sounding young recently I'd love to see it), though I think it would also be funny if before Tarquin takes off his mask he's James Earl Jones, for extra comedic effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    I can't really imagine Mark voicing Elan and Nale unless we time-traveled back to the seventies (though if you have like a video of him sounding young recently I'd love to see it), though I think it would also be funny if before Tarquin takes off his mask he's James Earl Jones, for extra comedic effect.
    Yeah, that's fair. Also, I personally imagine Roy as Keith David.
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    OP is a Critical Role fan, I see

    I think Laura Bailey would be the perfect Haley. I listened to the Ash Ketchum recordings and I think OP's pick for Elan could work. I agree with Mark Hamill as Xykon. I think you can do much better for V though. I think their voice actor should do a very mellow voice that doesn't go up or down in pitch much. Tilda Swinton comes to mind. You could also go the route of a braggy know-it-all sort of thing, which is probably why so many people suggest Benedict Cumberbatch.

    I disagree with Liam as Roy. I think it should be someone with a much deeper voice, like Idris Elba or The Rock. I was even thinking James Earl Jones.

    Last note: someone mentioned Matt Smith as Belkar. I only knew him from Doctor Who, so my first thought was, "Are you crazy?" Then I decided to watch a clip of his from Terminator 5.

    Holy s***, Matt Smith could totally be Belkar. I fully support this.
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    I'm thinking of Julia Sweeney (from It's Pat) as Varsuvius.

    Or possibly Dan Mintz as Varsuvius

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    Kristen Schaal as Tsukiko
    Billy West or Jeremy Shada as Elan
    Richard Horvitz as Xykon and/or Belkar
    Hayden Christensen as Tarquin
    Carey Means as Roy (or possibly Xykon, Tarquin, or Redcloak)
    either Dana Snyder or whoever is playing Elan as Nale

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Watcher View Post
    I wonder if, for Durkon's voice, one should go for an authentic (or authentic-sounding) Scottish accent or you go for a cheesey, obviously fake one like James Doohan's? (Native Scotsman Craig Ferguson once joked he sounded like "a Pakistani man who'd had a stroke.") The former seems more respectful to Scottish people in general, the latter feels more in line with what's actually depicted in the comic.
    On that note, since you mentioned him, I'd go with Craig Ferguson himself as Durkon

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    Elan: Billy West
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    Belkar: John DiMaggio
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Watcher View Post
    Also, I imagined Roy as having a deeper voice than Liam O'Brien (though he did do Kain in the DS version of FF6, but Roy sounds less growly to me than that), so if he could pull of a lower pitch without the gimmick, I'd say sure.
    Liam O'Brien in full Grimoire Weiss mode would be good for Vaarsuvius.

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    Mikel Dever-O'Neil does an excellent "androgynous, overly-verbose elf" in Heroine's Quest (link contains spoilers for some puzzle/quest solutions), so he's got my vote for Vaarsuvius.

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    I always heard Leeky Windstaff in the voice of G1 Starscream, so my vote is for Doug Parker, on account of Chris Latta being dead and Doug doing a great imitation of him in the Beast Wars episode Possession.

    I can't find the book but I remember Xykon doing James Earl Jones quotes from his various roles when he first becomes a lich, so probably him for Xykon (if anyone has the book, can they check?)

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