Helena Douglas
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Helena Douglas

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Helena Douglas with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Dead or Alive

Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 16 2009
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Helena DouglasZoe Galvez
Zoe Galvez
Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (2006)
Helena DouglasKaren Strassman
Karen Strassman
Dead or Alive: Dimensions (2011)
Helena DouglasJulianne Buescher
Julianne Buescher


Bonjour! In our first VC for the DOA series we will be having this lovely lady from France namely Helena Douglas.

We shall start this off with Dead or Alive 2 Hardcore (the series' sole PS2 game), it was the series' first attempt into English voice acting and its not considered to be a good start. Granted to be fair it didn't go down in infamy like Resident Evil and Mega Man 8 and the like but the reaction was pretty much lukewarm at best. (And was probably caused because IIRC in the Sony Playstation games if it has voice acted cut scenes it must have English voice acting according to Sony.)

Anyways as for the English voice acting in that game Helena is voiced by VA Zoe Galvez. While I do agree that the English voice work certainly was average at best to put it nicely, Zoe as Helena was a nice exception. Zoe Galvez's voice for Helena was nice and fairly low and her performance did fit her persona as well. Granted I admit the lack of a French accent does kind of hurt but other than that Zoe's Helena was probably one of the better voices in that game.

Tecmo didn't try again in English voice work for the series until DOA Extreme 2, while the English voice work was received a bit better than DOA 2 Hardcore but not by much. Anyways Helena was voiced by VA Karen Strassman, at first this seemed like a good idea. I mean not only is Karen a fluent French speaker and heck she voiced Fantine from IGPX for crying out loud so she was probably an ideal choice for the role. However her Helena was a lot like her Fantine voice the only problem I have is at the same pitch, another words her Helena voice should have been a bit lower.

But to be fair other than that I do like the fact that Karen did the French accent but aside from how I wish her voice was a bit lower her acting wasn't bad though. To make a long story short Karen Strassman's voice work for Helena wasn't the best performance in that game but it wasn't the worst.

Overall I like them both but I do prefer Zoe Galvez a bit more.



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said at 4:40 AM on Wed Feb 26 2014
I prefer Karen in Dead or Alive 5 over the clip in here

For some reason Galvez's voice reminds me of someone
said at 3:50 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
they all sound pretty good!!!
said at 10:40 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
While Karen improved in DOA5, I prefer Julianne here. Granted I did hear her first, but her French accent also seems to sound more natural than Karen's did.
said at 3:36 PM on Thu Sep 12 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Karen's sample is a really bad example of her overall performance. In my opinion, she is the best voice for the character.
said at 1:51 PM on Sun Oct 14 2012
 5 Shout Outs!
Karen Strassman actually did a great job in DOA 5
said at 2:31 PM on Wed May 2 2012
I'm gonna go with Julianne Buescher. Karen Strassman is not at all how I pictured Helena sounding in English.
said at 8:08 AM on Thu Feb 25 2016

Karen Strassman was a lot better in Dead or Alive 5.
said at 11:53 AM on Wed Dec 21 2011
My favorite character from DOA, and it's not because of her chest! D:<

And of course, Zoe Galvez gets my vote. The French accent just doesn't work with her...
said at 10:30 PM on Fri Sep 30 2011
Did Tecmo really think Karen's voice suited Helena? She sounded like some teenage kid trying to speak with a French accent.
said at 5:01 PM on Wed Oct 24 2012
@-VEGA- She doesn't sound like that in DOA5.
said at 7:14 AM on Sat Nov 24 2012
@D20Watt Thankfully. She was definitely better in DOA5.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Helena Douglas voice actors?
Zoe Galvez
Karen Strassman
Julianne Buescher