Lucina
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Lucina

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

One of the main characters in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Lucina is a formidable swordwielder from the future, gifted with the legendary blade the Falchion. Chrom's daughter and a descendant of the legendary hero Marth, Lucina travels through time to prevent the uprising of the evil dragon, Grima. Noble, fearless, and never failing to grab responsibility by the horns, Lucina possesses the qualities of a true hero.

Laura Bailey voices Lucina in all of her main appearances, including Fire Emblem Heroes's base game. For Heroes's Spring Festival DLC event, she was unavailable so Alexis Tipton recorded Lucina's new lines.
Created by NCZ on Mar 31 2017
Fire Emblem: Awakening (2013)
LucinaLaura Bailey
Laura Bailey
Fire Emblem Heroes (2017)
LucinaAlexis Tipton
Alexis Tipton

EDITOR'S OPINION

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Personally I don't think this is the most seamless replacement in Heroes since - circumstances aside - the difference in the two's voices is pretty obvious. But Alexis does an okay job, and since she seems to more-or-less be using her natural voice it's probably a bit unfair to judge her as purely an imitation, since if she was the original VA she probably would have sounded like that to begin with. Taken on its own merits, she does fine here, even if she's limited by having to fill in for a handful of new lines rather than getting to shape the role in her own mould. At the end of the day though, I just find Laura is a natural at the heroic vigour and warm charisma that works for Lucina, exhibits a lot of range, and she's made the role her own through the several games she's played her in.


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huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:57 PM on Tue Apr 25 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Is it me, or does Alexis sound quite like Carrie Keranen here?
thecartoonfan123
said at 1:10 PM on Sun Apr 2 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Laura (Smash Bros > Awakening)
2. Alexis
Toon Angel
said at 7:31 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
Dude Laura Bailey does the better voice of Lucina! Sh-She's been replaced? =(
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:10 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
@Toon Angel

Well, it might not be permanent. Laura probably just wasn't available to do the new lines for Spring Festival, but the fact that she came back for everything since Awakening shows she still feels committed to the role overall. Plus they didn't redub her lines from the base game. It's more like Alexis is filling in rather than replacing her, at least for now.
Torak
said at 10:37 AM on Sat Apr 1 2017
 7 Shout Outs!
Man, Laura sounds beautiful here! Acting and voice!

I just can't say no to her here, although if Alexis had a script like the one Laura had for Awakening, her performance would definitely be up there with Laura's.

So yeah, voting for Laura. I think her voice would also suite a certain Pokemon character whom shares a name with Lucina...
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:58 AM on Sat Apr 1 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Going with Laura here, but Alexis ain't bad by any means
1dbad
said at 2:30 AM on Sat Apr 1 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
My vote has to go to Laura. Her performance and tone is PERFECT for the character.

I do like Alexis Tipton's take though! The difference in tone is noticeable, but it works well enough. I actually think she's one of the better replacements in Heroes as far as performance goes. She makes the most of what she's given.
HylianBelmont
said at 8:01 AM on Sat Apr 1 2017
@1dbad She focuses more on the performance than doing an imitation. Which is much better IMO.
1dbad
said at 7:51 PM on Sat Apr 1 2017
@HylianBelmont Agreed! Unless you can do a pitch-perfect imitation, the replacement can come across as second-rate at best. Better to just relax and perform the role to the best of one's capabilities.
Swiftie Muggle
said at 8:39 PM on Tue Apr 4 2017
@1dbad She is definetely one of the best replacements by far , even her laught sounds like it comes from Laura on this clip. Props to Alexis for doing it nicely , even though Laura makes this character shine , Alexis did a very good job for the few material she had.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 1:50 PM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@1dbad Well, that's the thing. Alexis Tipton is regularly called in to sub for Laura Bailey because, in the same fashion as Mercer to Baker, they pretty much share a voice timbre (although their speech patterns may differ). There's an expectation that they *do* sound similar - the voice is part of the character & the whole point of sound-alikes is that they can get similar performances without straining their voice, right? So the difference here is kind of odd, in that sense...

One thing to note is that this is a real example of Laura's range. In Japanese Lucina had a pretty deep voice & Laura's voice is usually much higher. I think Alexis is generally much less involved in that heavy/intense realm of performance that is video games, & that may be why her Lucina is so much higher despite Alexis being a straight-up vocal replica of Laura Bailey. Patrick Seitz even has a notably higher voice than Fred Tatasciore & he can still do a good voice-match for Fred.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 1:51 PM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@1dbad @HylianBelmont Hope my last comment wasnt too incoherent.
HylianBelmont
said at 2:15 PM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed I suppose it should be worth noting that Alexis Tipton is voicing Bunny!Lucina for the DLC. Which is probably also why the tone of her voice is "lighter" here as well, because of the context (David Stanbra made his voice for Xander sillier because of the same reason) but I do get what you mean.

But yeah, Alexis Tipton's performance is still solid regardless IMO.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 3:12 PM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@HylianBelmont Oh, it's certainly not bad, just wasnt what I was expecting. Although I've not gotten to Lucina's part in the game yet so what do I know? XD
HylianBelmont
said at 3:29 PM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed Well she actually shows up in the story early on IIRC (unless you're talking about her recruitment) but either way.... I hope you're ready for one of my favourite characters in Fire Emblem, period!
1dbad
said at 3:45 AM on Tue Apr 11 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed I understood it perfectly! That does make Alexis sounding noticeably different here stranger. But it might be due to how Laura's Lucina is deeper than than usual here. HylianBelmont also brings up a valid point that the more light-hearted context here might be another factor.
HylianBelmont
said at 8:04 AM on Tue Apr 11 2017
@1dbad Yeah, I mean Lucina in Alexis Tipton's voice clip isn't currently trying to prevent the resurrection of the Awakening world's equivalent of "Satan" so it makes sense she'd sound a bit more cheery!
Shaun Ince
said at 7:40 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
This one goes to Laura Bailey based on the virtue that she's voiced her the longest. It's one of her best roles and one of my favorite Laura Bailey performances.

Alexis Tipton has filled in Laura Bailey roles before, but this is one of her weaker replacements. Kinda like her Trunks voice, she isn't as flawless here. Voting for Laura.
HienFan
said at 6:36 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
They both sound identical but Laura has voiced her for the longest time
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:11 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
@HienFan

Maybe it's just me and this specific role, but while their speech patterns are kinda similar, I think their actual voices are pretty distinct from each other. Maybe I'm just that used to hearing Laura in the role but to me the difference is noticeable.
ScraftyIsTheBest
said at 7:39 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
@NCZ

After hearing the two side by side, I also feel the two voices are distinct, namely in the pitch. Alexis's voice here for Lucina is a good deal higher pitched than Laura's. Laura's deep/sultry voice that she uses here is lower in register than Alexis, as it seems Alexis can't go as low as Laura, so her Lucina voice ends up more high pitched in comparison.
HienFan
said at 10:18 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
@NCZ I still don't have the games she was in yet so...
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 6:50 PM on Sun Apr 23 2017
@ScraftyIsTheBest Mentioned this elsewhere but Alexis can totally go as low as Laura, at least they sound really similar normally speaking. I think it's more about technical skill - Laura's been doing it for ages, & has been in LA (aka the most competitive market on the planet) for *10 years*, whereas I think Alexis hasn't really had the opportunity to stretch her range in more games & especially the really big projects of that nature. Even when Laura was at home in Texas, she was cutting her teeth on *DBZ*, of all things, which is one of the most vocally stressful anime ever, all the native actors were very high-bar & had to take it very seriously. I think that kind of stress - while certainly a negative in its own right - can also provide as training. A lot of actors from dubs of those kinds of shows tend to stress that it does serve as training. Still, I feel like if they wanted a Laura sound-alike, they could've looked harder if Alexis wasnt cutting it. The change is quite obvious here, & I feel like it didnt need to be, because it's Alexis.
HylianBelmont
said at 3:16 AM on Mon Apr 24 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed I mentioned this before, but I do think it's for the best that they had her do more of her own thing with the voice as opposed to trying to initiate Laura 100%.

She's a good replacement IMO..Because her performance also captures the character's personality quite well, despite the difference in pitch.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 5:29 AM on Mon Apr 24 2017
@HylianBelmont I feel like this would be more appropriate if they didnt have an actual matching voice. Casting replacements should be about the character first & foremost. A voice-match is used to maintain that tonally. In this case, Alexis didnt seem to match that, & there are other talented actresses who could do that.

Off TOMH, Ashly Burch actually might've been more appropriate here, much moreso than *last time*. She can easily do heavy & heroic voices (well, moreso the latter, not sure about former); come to think of it, Lucina's JP VA is also Potato Girl, funnily enough lol.

Also I apologize for my Wall of Text (TM) from last time. This forum tends to condense things, & I've had the opposite problem so I mustve been over-correcting...
Unknownsage13
said at 6:29 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
Alexis was a great replacement but yeah. It's one of the more obvious recasts. Mostly cuz Laura does a lower voice for the character whereas Alexis is more of a voice match for Laura when it's a higher pitch.

I'm gonna vote for Laura. Don't dislike Alexis take, just so used to Laura being Lucina at this point.
ScraftyIsTheBest
said at 6:27 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Laura Bailey for sure. Her voice and acting suit Lucina perfectly. Very strong, yet with a strong sense of justice, with a somewhat eccentric side of her. Laura's deeper, sultry voice that she uses here brings out Lucina's strong character perfectly and sounds very smooth and seductive. Definitely one of my favorite Laura roles.

Alexis is a good substitute though. She's not as great as Laura but she's a good voice match, and thus as a substitute she's definitely serviceable. But Laura pretty much nails it for the most part.
HylianBelmont
said at 6:15 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Lucina is rather great in general, and Laura Bailey's performance just adds to her character really! She makes her sound heroic, determined, kind-hearted, dorky, you name it really. She's absolutely pitch-perfect for the role and is easily getting my vote here.

Alexis Tipton is also a pretty nice choice for the part. She doesn't sound 100% the same obviously but I still feel like I'm listening to the same character at least. and she does pretty well with the handful of lines she has to work too. So you have to give her credit for that I'd say.
TrueMyriad
said at 5:43 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
 6 Shout Outs!
Alexis does a great job, but Laura IS Lucina
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