Are Accents Really Necessary in Comics?

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#51 Posted by victoriancuckoo (228 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't mind it but sometimes it does feel forced

#52 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5947 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that accents are really important in comic books, especially if it deals with a character who is from another country because they make the characters truly unique from the other comic book characters. I really loved Rogue and Gambit's accents because it made both of them sound so unique and interesting. I also loved hearing Colossus' Russian accent, especially when he says "Da" in a way of saying "Yes."

#53 Posted by PowerHerc (85113 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure, if it helps enhance the identity of the character.

#54 Edited by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Like quite a few others on here - its mostly Rogue and Gambit's characters that I think of when it comes to accents. I read them with accents (not consistently but enough that as a kid I learned that "Ah" meant "I" and that "Dat" meant "That") and although initially found it distracting - find that it's a big part of who they are. Reading little bubbles with straight English just makes them both OOC sounding.

#55 Posted by Vance Astro (91297 posts) - - Show Bio

I would rather a bad accent than Old English. 

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#56 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

The font characters speak in is also very important too.

#57 Posted by BlackArmor (6148 posts) - - Show Bio

Well not every talks the same so yes. yes they are

#58 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jake Fury said:

Anyone remember Wolverine's accent from Spider-Man & His Amazing friends? He sounded French-Canadian.

Ahahahahahaha I actually thought he sounded more Australian. All the X-Men's voices seemed little off in their appearances in that show, but then again that's voice acting twenty years ago.

#59 Posted by RazzaTazz (9680 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro
 
 So you find this kind of terrifying then?  
 
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#60 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

has anyone seen the Pryde of the X-men pilot? I could barely stand watching it just because of Wolverine's idiotic Canadian accent

Aaaaaaand 7 months later.... Wolverine's accent in Pryde of X-Men was Aussie, not Canadian. Ironic cause years later Jackman played that canuck.

#61 Posted by Vance Astro (91297 posts) - - Show Bio
@RazzaTazz said:
@Vance Astro
 
 So you find this kind of terrifying then?  
 
Sure, why not.
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#62 Posted by jhazzroucher (16204 posts) - - Show Bio

I definitely love Rogue's accent.

#63 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11267 posts) - - Show Bio

Well am Scouse, and I have a very unique accent. So, yes. Accent is very important to me. And they can give more of an identity to the character you're reading.

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