Camilla
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Camilla

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Camilla with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Fire Emblem

Part of the Nohrian royal family and one of the main characters in Fire Emblem: Fates' Conquest path. Camilla is a wyvern-riding knight who's endlessly doting toward her siblings.
Created by NCZ on Mar 29 2017
Fire Emblem: Fates (2016)
CamillaPaula Tiso
Paula Tiso
Fire Emblem Heroes (2017)
CamillaMisty Lee
Misty Lee

EDITOR'S OPINION

Camilla is an archetype that I'm not personally a huge fan of, but regardless, I think Paula Tiso is a pretty great casting choice here. She's always a pleasure to hear whenever she pops up in anything and brings a real sense of maturity to the role, on top of the other things it asks for. Misty is a decent replacement. She sounds more youthful but she gets the job done.


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Soul-dragon
said at 1:23 PM on Fri Jul 28 2017
Ah my least favorite character in the entire franchise! Honestly, I'd have to give this one to Misty. She sounded more young and vibrant.
Soul-dragon
said at 12:33 PM on Wed Aug 23 2017
@Soul-dragon However, after hearing her in Warriors, I'm changing my vote to Paula. She just didn't sound that seductive (however I do believe that some of the direction was at fault)
Torak
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Jul 3 2017
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Misty has a more younger fitting voice, but Paula's performance was a little better.

Going by my principles however, (that being acting over voice) Paula takes the cake here.

My personal choice for Camilla would be
Emily Jenness, using her Cynthia voice with a seductive edge ... ohhh boy. ^^
Shaun Ince
said at 6:01 AM on Mon Jul 3 2017
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Both of them are really good but Paula has the edge here.
Lazwald
said at 9:56 PM on Sat Jul 1 2017
Giving this one to Misty. Paula Tiso sounds absolutely horrible as Camilla, sounds much too old and forces her lines a bit too much; I can feel the strain in her dialogue.
Misty Lee was tasked to emulate Paula's (horrible) performance as Camilla, and ironically ended up sounding better (even with short bite sized clips she still sounds better) and youthful, not some washed up old hag.
HylianBelmont
said at 4:36 AM on Sun Jul 2 2017
@Lazwald If Paula Tiso sounds like a "washed up hag" then so do Miyuki Sawashiro and Misty Lee.

I keep seeing this particular complaint about Paula Tiso's voice for Camilla (probably by a vocal minority) around quite a few places but... I just can't hear it.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:46 PM on Sun Jul 2 2017
@Lazwald I think you're exaggerating. Washed up old hag? Really? She's not even that old. Mature is a better terminology for her voice & performance.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:18 PM on Sun Jul 2 2017
I don't understand why the "too old" complaint only comes up with Paula Tiso as Camilla. Nobody seems to care that Cam Clarke as Corrin is pushing 60 and nobody can seem to articulate what exactly about the performance constitutes "sounding old".
HylianBelmont
said at 3:45 AM on Mon Jul 3 2017
@NCZ I suppose it's because she sounds, as Shaun said, mature in the role. Which hardly makes her sound like an old woman really...

To be honest if some people are going to unironically complain that she sounds "too mature" for Camilla, then they may as well complain that David Stanbra sounds "too regal" as Xander lol
Shaun Ince
said at 9:17 AM on Fri Jul 21 2017
@HylianBelmont It's also worth noting that all the actresses are known for doing sultry voices. Miyuki Sawashiro is one of the best examples of this.
HylianBelmont
said at 5:31 PM on Fri Jul 21 2017
@Shaun Ince Pretty much, as is Paula with characters such as Sylvia Christel and Lulu haha.
FreeFanboy
said at 5:36 PM on Fri Apr 14 2017
Paula Tiso is nice but not.... Camilla. She's supposed to be in her early 20's and I feel like she's gonna offer me "grandma's cookies" every time she speaks. I got used to her indeed but she sounds much older than she's supposed to.
HylianBelmont
said at 4:29 AM on Sat Apr 15 2017
@FreeFanboy Unknownsage pointed out to me on Twitter that Paula Tiso's Camilla has a similar sound to Karen Strassman's "motherly" voices. And honestly? l can hear that more than I can a "grandma" voice in her take, personally.
1dbad
said at 3:04 AM on Sat Apr 8 2017
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Paula's take is very distinctive, and so full of energy! Love it or hate it, it's hard to forget.

Misty Lee's take is not as unique, but she plays the part extremely well. I like how she plays up different aspects of the character, instead of merely mimicking Paula's take. There's a subtleness to her performance, with it starting off more warm and friendly until a more sinister side starts creeping out.

It's hard to decide. I'd honestly give them a tie if I could, but since I can't... I'll go with Paula. Her voice really fit the character, IMO.
HylianBelmont
said at 3:42 AM on Sat Apr 8 2017
@1dbad Yeah they do play the part well in different ways. But I think I slightly prefer Paula because of how subtle her "sweet" and "sinister" deliveries are done. Like, listen to how she says "You alright dear?" vs. "did it hurt?" you can just hear such a sinister side to her character come out in the latter. And it really shows how solid of an actress Paula Tiso is, IMHO.

Although Misty Lee does sound more like a "royal" in comparison. Which is nice for sure! But Paula Tiso's overall take just edges out for me.
1dbad
said at 3:35 AM on Tue Apr 11 2017
@HylianBelmont I slightly prefer Paula myself! The difference is striking. I also think Paula's sinister side is creepier than Misty's?

I do like how Misty plays up the "royal" aspect more. I wish Paula's take had a bit more of that to it, but every other aspect of Paula's performance makes up for it, haha.
HylianBelmont
said at 5:04 AM on Tue Apr 11 2017
@1dbad Yep, really makes Camilla come across as a woman you DON'T want to get angry haha. Especially when she says "Hurry up and die!"

Although... considering how diverse the "Lord" characters in Fire Emblem usually are, I suppose there isn't really "one" way they have to sound, if that makes sense? I think Xander is obviously the kind of character that benefits from having a regal sound to his voice. But Camilla's voice in Fates works fine as it is IMO. Not that it couldn't ALSO work with it, but hopefully you get where I'm coming from.
1dbad
said at 11:11 PM on Wed Apr 12 2017
@HylianBelmont Exactly! Misty's take isn't as intimidating.

Agreed! I actually like how Fire Emblem doesn't fall pray to stereotypes and try to make every "Lord" character have the same kind of voice or personality. I thought Camilla's voice in Fates worked fine too! I was more curious of how a more regal approach to Paula's performance would sound than thinking it ~needs~ to be that way or anything.
HylianBelmont
said at 11:32 PM on Wed Apr 12 2017
@1dbad I think Paula probably could've given Camilla's voice some nice regalness to it if she was asked. Without making it sound forced really. I think I'm actually a tad curious to hear however it would sound as well haha.
1dbad
said at 9:50 PM on Sun Apr 16 2017
@HylianBelmont I know she could have pulled it off too. Would have been interesting to hear. Oh well!
HylianBelmont
said at 4:40 AM on Mon Apr 17 2017
@1dbad Yep, like I would've loved to hear Gideon Emery use his natural english accent on Dwyer (especially considering the direction they went with for his father's voice) but that's just not how it went down at the end of the day, unfortunately.
1dbad
said at 12:13 AM on Thu May 4 2017
@HylianBelmont I was surprised they didn't. But at least we still got a nice performance nonetheless!
HylianBelmont
said at 3:15 AM on Fri May 5 2017
@1dbad You can't immediately tell it's him in any case. Which is impressive really.
1dbad
said at 7:14 PM on Fri May 5 2017
@HylianBelmont Very much so!
SkeletalMinion
said at 6:59 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
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Y'all are crazy. Paula Tiso is AWFUL as Camilla. I don't know if this is the result of the direction, but her take on Camilla was one of the leading reasons why I undubbed my Fates. She sounded too old, and her attempts at being sexy, husky, and mysterious come off as too creepy. Like a middle aged woman trying to hit on her next boy-toy.

Misty Lee's Camilla is attempting to match Tiso's Camilla, but Lee's performance ironically does a far better job at conveying Camilla's played up traits. It's not as creepy or uncomfortable as it is with Tiso's Camilla, and Lee's Camilla has more command in her tone, befitting the character's royal title. If allowed an original take on the character, she would've far out-shown Tiso's performance

TL;DR. Tiso's Camilla sounds too old and forced, Lee's Camilla, while not the best, is a vast improvement.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:32 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
@SkeletalMinion

I think it works because the idea behind Camilla's character (an objectified older sister who flirts with her siblings and is oddly possessive) is pretty creepy and uncomfortable to begin with and I like that the dub tries to hammer that home rather than playing it like it's something normal.
SkeletalMinion
said at 7:54 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
@NCZ I wouldn't have minded it either if she actually sounded like an older sister and less like Corrin's mom or creepy aunt
HylianBelmont
said at 8:16 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
@SkeletalMinion I do disagree with you, but you are entitled to that opinion. Personally though, I don't think either Misty Lee or Miyuki Sawashiro sound THAT much younger in the role, if I'm being honest. They all have a pretty similar take on the character really.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:40 PM on Mon May 1 2017
@NCZ I would definitely agree with that point in general; however, I feel like if the writing of the game portrays that as it *is* normal, then it might be a misrepresentation & maybe a bit disrespectful to the character designer (IMHO) & writers behind the story. This archetype *IS* weird, but I feel like exaggeration lends itself more to parody rather than faithful translation/adaptation.

Personally I would prefer if they wrote her to be less of a creepy MPDG in the future, in the same vein as how BTAS added so much to Mister Freeze; however in the same game & story, I'm not quite sure that's the place for that, IMHO.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:30 PM on Mon May 1 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed

I'm going to put this as shortly as possible by saying anime and J-games have a really bad habit of normalizing really unsavoury things (see: Camilla, Nowi's design) and I'd prefer that to be as downplayed as much as possible. The original isn't always some sacred text that should always be followed if it's doing stuff that's simply not okay. Yes, better writing in the original text is the best-case scenario, but localizers and audiences who recognize that stuff as harmful aren't always given the best to work with.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 7:22 PM on Mon May 1 2017
@NCZ Can't really say I disagree with you there; I think a lot of people are just hesitant for the change to be a thing propagated by Westerners; ergo, for it to be a product of Western intolerance of Asian works (totally an existing thing btw). Problem is...Hollywood/Western market overall is *huge*, so that market has the biggest influence on overall cultural change.

That's kind of sad, & I can certainly agree with you, it's just...how can I put this...I feel like a lot of fans want a sense of cohesion amongst their media. There really is no good justification for these uncomfortable archetypes, so...if it's bad (& it definitely is), why necessarily is it normalized over there? If Nintendo realizes it's bad, then they should (consistently) maintain that attitude.

btw...it's interesting we are having this discussion over Nintendo of all companies; generally they are a company known for having a control comparable to Disney, over the public appearance of their works. Star Fox is uber-friendly, Mario is totally clean, Zelda is (99%) clean, most of their stuff is rather wholesome & family-friendly...SO it's interesting that Fire Emblem can be so...controversial.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 6:00 AM on Fri Jun 9 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed - Being fair, Nintendo themselves didn't make this game. They only published it. Intelligent Systems are the minds responsible for a lot of this.

Now one could make the argument that Nintendo should have glanced over their work and be all "Yeeeah don't put that in" but that's a different subject worth its own debate.
HylianBelmont
said at 4:36 AM on Sun Jul 2 2017
@HyperVoiceActing Camilla's an awesome character so I can't imagine they would've disapproved of her tbh
HyperVoiceActing
said at 7:00 AM on Sun Jul 16 2017
@HylianBelmont - I moreso meant the more, for lack of a better word, bizarre implications behind her that these gentlemen were talking about
HylianBelmont
said at 7:11 AM on Sun Jul 16 2017
@HyperVoiceActing Ah right, must've misread your comment there. My apologies!
MHUltimate2013DW
said at 5:33 AM on Thu Mar 30 2017
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Both are Good So I'm not voting for this one.
HylianBelmont
said at 11:15 PM on Wed Mar 29 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
I know some people really dislike Paula Tiso take, but personally I love it. She has such a unique quality in her voice for Camilla that's so... pleasant, sexy, and badass-sounding at the same time. She's pretty much Kris Zimmerman's go-to VA for "sexy" women characters, and for good reasons really!

Misty Lee actually does a really nice job capturing those qualities actually. And I had a pretty hard deciding between the two because of how well they play the part. However, I have to give this one to Paula Tiso. Because when Camilla had to sound threatening, she sounded rather natural. When Misty Lee delivers those lines... They don't sound quite as natural to me. Combine that with the fact that Misty Lee's pitch is a tad inconsistent in lines like "Say night-night!" (Which sounds a tad too high IMO) and I'd say that Paula Tiso definitely has the edge here really.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 10:58 PM on Wed Mar 29 2017
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Neither of them are what I'd expect Camilla to sound like, but between the two Misty sounds closer
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