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It's interesting and cool to discuss Sonic voice actors. To hear what people's preferences are regarding them and their perceptions and finer details regarding the voice work in the Sonic series. It's no less an avenue to discuss character portrayals as the writing and characterization of them is because it's undeniably a big aspect of a character.

What isn't nice or cool is these voice actor wars. In which fans treat voice actor discussion like it's a mega-serious argument of which both sides are wrong regarding subjective opinions of all things, in which voice actors who did or do this work for a living are treated with outright contempt over their voicing of a couple of 3 foot tall colourful talking animal people or cartoony human characters and in which certain fans even decline to buy the games or admit that voices make or break a game for them purely because the voice actor's who portray the characters are not who they want or who are not to their exact and obnoxious specifications.

It's so very pointless because it doesn't accomplish anything. SEGA aren't going to bend over to your whims and reinstate/get rid of voice actors you like/don't like. So why keep bitching about it? It doesn't accomplish anything. They're not paying attention to your online petitions or your emails either and truth be told, they're not obligated to. Sonic is their series and it's within their right to do what they darn well like with it, voice actor choices included.
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:iconkurofur:
kurofur Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just like ship wars, and every other kind of wars is fandoms they're all pointless but who cares 
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TheDreamLandOtaking Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like to make some memes about it but I'm never too serious at the point of becoming a Roger hater, sometimes I just wanna have a cheap laugh, if I really have to say why I don't like him,I'm allowed to give actual criticism, but I'll never go as far as becoming a hater just for a voice actor
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EmmoniCrash Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Student General Artist
All of because one thing: money.
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Selfie1991 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Honestly, who even cares. He will still be our blue hero in the end.
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TheRedThunderX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To be honest I actually like all voices for all characters cause guess what... I DIDN'T CARE! I only came to be entertained wether by games or TV show. 
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PrinceVegeta76 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Going to be honest, I didn't like Ryan Drummond's Sonic voice. By Heroes, I just found it annoying, and in Adventure 1 (like a handful of other voices) were just God-awful in my eyes.

I'm just gonna come out and say it; people that say that Jason Griffith was the worst Sonic voice, try listening to how Sonic sounds in "Sonic's Schoolhouse"
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ToastyBrain Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god why that voice? They couldn't get Jaleel White for Sonic's Schoolhouse?
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:iconprincevegeta76:
PrinceVegeta76 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You actually know about that game's existence? xD
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ToastyBrain Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. I wish I didn't but I love making myself cringe apparently. XD I never looked it up though until I saw your comment, however. Plz kill meh.
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Mayahzdog09 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the voice actor wars are pointless. I dont mind Roger. People should be happy that Sonic has a voice. Besides, in Sonic's Schoolhouse, he sounded like a girl (Well, Sonic was voiced by a female in that game). What's even worse is that some people think Jaleel should've voiced Classic Sonic in Sonic Generations (I think the reason why Classic Sonic is silent in Sonic Generations is because there wasn't voice acting in video games back then, the Genesis probably wasn't that capable.), and they also think that he also should've voiced Sonic in the Sonic OVA instead of Martin Burke.
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dannymax440 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Also I think Jaleel's voice is a product of the '90s rad so it would feel a bit out of place.
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BlueGreninjastorm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Ryan's sonic, but Jason will always be my favorite. Roger's doing fine as Sonic in Sonic Boom though.

As for Jaleel, he's overrated, and sadly, many of the fanbrats worship him like a god, as the original, real sonic.
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Animalme Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I always hate when people have these angry fights about.


Me thinks they're taking it just a biiiit too seriously...
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Magnetic-LightPulse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016   General Artist
I agree. All 3 Sonic voice actors are awesome!
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
True, I hate voice actor wars, too. I for example think Rouge's English voice in Sonic X is awesome. It fits to her, because in Japanese every girls' voices are so similiar.
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally! someone else who likes Rouge's English voice in Sonic X :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:  
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Kathleen Delaney's voice somehow reminds me of Adrienne Barbeau's voice whe she's Catwoman.
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? :3
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
A little.
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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Mayahzdog09 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. 
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here! :3
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NatariSaru Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Voice actor wars are very pointless. As much as I disliked Sega and 4Kids' decisions to fire the older voice actors, bitching about the new ones isn't gonna help fix anything. My favorite Sonic voice actor is Ryan Drummond. I used to dislike Jason and Roger when I first heard them, but I actually like their voices now (though I'm still getting used to Roger's). I know Jaleel didn't voice act for the games, but I liked him too. You should have seen how rude people were towards the Corkery siblings and John St. Jon when Sonic Heroes came out , which is even sadder since William was only 10 when he voiced Tails and his sister Emily was 12 when she voiced Charmy.  I don't like Omega,Rouge, Cream, or the Chaotix's new voices at all, but I'm fine with Big's new one and I still loved his old ones. I prefer Travis, Cindy, and Kate over Dan, Lisa, and Amy honestly. As for Mike, I disliked his voice at first, but now I'm okay with it.
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Karasu-96 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015
I do hear a lot of Sonic's voice due to Brawl and Jason's voice from Sonic X years ago, but I'm now used to Roger's take on Sonic thanks to the Sonic Boom TV show and Smash 4. Still ridiculous on how it's still going on.

The others don't sound that bad, even if Shadow is voiced by freakin' wiggin' Don Patch from Bobobo.

There are other wars on other series like the dub of the Pokemon anime, but just like Sonic, it's ridiculous. Doesn't help the war on both series are going for such a long time. Heck, from what I've read, the Johnny Test fan community took Dukey the dog's voice actor change very well compared to the aforementioned two.
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MrMaclicious Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the most pet peeve of mine from the fanbase, and it needs to stop.

Heck, I love all (or some) of the voice actors, and they did their job well. Ryan, Jason, and Roger did their job as Sonic.

Hell. Even David, Jason, and even fucking Kirk did their job well as Shadow. I can understand that people don't like the voice for Kirk, but he doesn't need THIS much hate.
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Karasu-96 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015
I've seen some criticism towards Kirk "Don Patch" Thornton's take on Shadow, but did others really hate his take THAT much?
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MrMaclicious Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And i'm sure that his take, or the voice direction, is trying to sound close to David's take on Shadow.
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SparklyStarLights Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I still don't get,WHY DO PEOPLE BITCH ABOUT IT?
Both 3 voices are awesome

but my favourite always will be Ryan's,it's too nostalgic for me :3
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XioniaBlade Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Ryan drummond is the best sonic, Jason is a good replacement but not better then ryan, roger isn't really good in my opinion.
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough! Jason Griffith is the best Sonic to me :3

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DaBair Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember that they had to change Tails' voice actor almost constantly because his voice actors were getting too old to voice him. That's why in recent games he's been voiced by a woman.

Pokemon had this for a while too, with the whole "Save Our Voice Actors" campaign.
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Karasu-96 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015
Yeah, and he sounds young already, so why can't they get a woman to do that? The fans should've known already that males can't keep the young voice forever since they tend to become be more naturally masculine as time passes.

And that's still going for about 9 years. Seriously, they really took the change THAT seriously. TPCi provided us many of the Pokemon franchise's merchandise outside of japan, and the whole company is being hated for just their dub... to the point fans tried to boycott the merchandise, including the games...
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Fulgore2005 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Never mind the dub change happened nearly 10 years ago.

A shame that TPCi gets so much hate seeing as they allowed many forms of Pokemon merchandise to be available for the fans.

Then again, the people that still complain are just not willing to accept the old VAs are never coming back. It's all just denial on their part.
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Karasu-96 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Just as bad as the 4Kids haters, huh?
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Fulgore2005 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Yeah. You could say that.

It's amusing (and also really idiotic) that people are still insisting that the old VAs return. Veronica Taylor is in LA now, and the others have laid quite low. You can't really blame people like DaBair for being fed up with the fans of 4kids Pokemon.

I don't even think the dub of XY is that bad myself. I've grown accustomed to the dub now. And yet, they are those who still can't get over the dub change. So yes, all the complaining about TPCi's efforts now has gone beyond ridiculous.
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Karasu-96 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Yeah, and they're trying to find some info to make the actors bad. Even if the actors are bad people, it goes to show how desperate they're becoming to get them back. And before any of you anti-TPCI fans say, yes, ppinions are opinions, and that's fine, but treating the TPCI dub like it's the product of the devil is a bit much, don't ya think?
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Fulgore2005 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
I've recently seen those posts. I think it's really stupid for them to resort to such desperation. Come to think of it, it makes one curious as to how the 4kids actors themselves would view this kind of behaviour. If I were one of the previous actors, I'd be very appalled to see fans going to these kind of lengths to support my work.

And as you said, opinions are opinions. Unfortunately you have imbeciles on the Pokemon (could also be applied to DBZ) fanbase that go on as if their opinion is fact. But yeah, I do think that people are taking this too far now. I'd love to know how both the TPCi and 4kids VAs would make of the debacle. Maybe it might actually set some people straight. One can hope, right?
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Karasu-96 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
I think the same thing, and I'm bothered by the fact that those same fans seem to never had that in mind. I bet they're so blinded by their hatred, they really think the actors would be so proud of their tactics, including Veronica.

Yep.
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DaBair Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Some Pokemon fans are just really, really stupid. Makes me ashamed to be a Pokemon fan.
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Karasu-96 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015
I've seen some dumb fans like some extreme shippers, but the TPCi dub group we're talking about right is just as ridiculous.
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AnimeChildhoodFan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2015
Well, TPCi's voice actors suck to this day, so there's that.
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PrinceVegeta76 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been 5 years, now...

I wonder what new voice actors :iconsegalogoplz: has under their belt! xD

Y'know, I can't help but notice that each of the 3 main voice actors for Sonic expressed 1 of Sonic's personality traits;

Ryan Drummond expressed Sonic's adventurous, and energetic personality.

Jason A. Griffith expressed Sonic's laid back, and peaceful nature.

Roger C. Smith expressed Sonic's smart-ass and cocky attitude.

      Well, whichever new guy comes in, we'll see if he has another personality trait of Sonic's to express.. Or, if he'll blend them all together.. And, above all, we'll see what the fan-base has to say about it..
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KirbyGamer12 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed!
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RoseOfTheNight4444 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are spot on with all three of those. Each are a part of Sonic's personality!
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PrinceVegeta76 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but notice that each of the 3 main voice actors for Sonic expressed 1 of Sonic's personality traits;

Ryan Drummond expressed Sonic's adventurous, and energetic side.

Jason A. Griffith expressed Sonic's laid back, and carefree side.

Roger C. Smith expressed Sonic's smart-ass and cocky side.
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c0mf0rta61ynum6 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
My only problem with the current cast is that outside of Olympic games, they really haven't gotten much of a chance to show off their chops. There was Generations, but the characters outside of Sonic, Tails, and Eggman really contribute nothing to that story.
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Cartooniac55 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015
Thank you so much for this.
From what little I've heard of the new cast (well, and Mike Pollock), I like them just fine, but that doesn't mean that I don't like the other people who have voiced them in the past. Contrary to what some people may think, you can like more than one person's take on a certain character; it's not a crime or a sin, it's just a personal preference. Besides, Deem Bristow's dead, so picking on Mike Pollock for "replacing" him as Dr. Eggman isn't going to magically bring him back to life.

Though honestly, this could also apply to other fandoms as well.
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Speendlex Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just don't want to care about voice acting in the games... Unless it is in Mega Man Battle Network 5 DS.
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BoltBlades12 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Voice actor wars are indeed pointless. Besides, we all know how Ryan Drummond is the best Sonic!
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HotJebusChrist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Don't be hypocritical.
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