Navarre
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Navarre

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

Navarre is a Myrmidon who appears in the original Fire Emblem game. A notorious mercenary, Caeda convinces him to join the Altean forces using sheer willpower - plus his reluctance to harm women. Ever mysterious, Navarre is short-spoken and his motivations are hazy to everyone around him.
Created by NCZ on Mar 19 2017
Fire Emblem (1997)
NavarreAaron Krohn
Aaron Krohn
Fire Emblem Heroes (2017)
NavarreTaliesin Jaffe
Taliesin Jaffe

EDITOR'S OPINION

I actually kind of prefer Aaron Krohn on this one. The reserved, less blunt delivery appeal to me, and he overall demonstrates more of the subtler nuances of Navarre's character (e.g. a sense of remorse and occasional hesitance). Taliesin isn't bad though.


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LeopardGal
said at 5:13 AM on Fri Jun 30 2017
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I'll have to go with Taliesin on this one- not that Aaorn's delivery is bad, but... it's way too high for dubbing over Takehito Koyasu's bass voice.
I really wonder why they didn't get Liam O'Brien to do Navarre's voice- he did an excellent job as Lon'qu (who is basically Navarre with a haircut.) Koyasu-san uses the exact same voice for both characters (which led to a hilarious moment when Navarre and Lon'qu are talking in Tokyo Mirage Sessions and they had to slap a ridiculously thick filter over Lonnie's voice so he didn't sound like he was talking to himself,) so it would stand to reason that they'd have the same voice in Heroes.
Eh, I think Taliesin might be emulating O'Brien's performance over Koyasu-san's, though. His English lines sound nothing like their Japanese equivalent.
LeopardGal
said at 5:43 AM on Sun Jul 2 2017
Whoops, I meant Travis Willingham, not Liam O'Brien! Read his name in the comments below & my brain got them mixed up.
WrightWay
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Apr 29 2017
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I sort of prefer Aaron Krohn's lighter, more smooth voice for Navarre here: makes him seem more soft spoken to me.

Taliesin Jaffe's gruffer, deeper voice makes Navarre sound pretty cool, but it sounds a little more forced to me- still good, though.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:52 PM on Tue Apr 25 2017
I really wish they'd kept everybody from the old dub; beyond that it's the same character with the same base actor's portrayal, I think the Texas (& NY) talent pool in general is sorely underrated when it comes to stuff besides just anime dubs. Considering Patrick Seitz has contact with a lot of these folks (in general, not necessarily Aaron as he is in NY now), I really think this is a bit of a missed opportunity.

Taliesin's great & all but I think the Skype to NY would've been well worth it, IMO.
MHUltimate2013DW
said at 3:41 PM on Sat Apr 8 2017
Both are really good, but I put Taliesin Jaffe slightly above Aaron.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:48 PM on Mon Mar 20 2017
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Props to Taliesin Jaffe for going as low & growly as he does here, I mistook it for the likes of Kirk Thornton or Keith Silverstein when I first heard it.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 6:34 PM on Tue Apr 11 2017
@MilanTheVillain01 Kirk usually isnt that deep. He sounds kind of like JAT, I think he's a low tenor voice rather than a baritone like Keith (or Liam O'Brien, whom I mistook him for while listening to this clip).
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:38 PM on Tue Apr 11 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed You've got a weird assesment of Kirk's voice if JAT is your closest comparison. His higher voices (Gabumon, Shadow) he's closer to Keith Silverstein and even that borders on sounding unnatural and when he does go high enough to sound unnatural (Roshi) he's most like Doug Stone. At his normal voice Kirk most closely resembles Michael McConnohie. While not as deep or gravelly as Michael, Kirk their sound is pretty comparable. Stack up a standard Kirk Thornton role like Xiahou Dun to Michael's Schwarzwald for an easy example. Even then, Kirk can adopt his own gravelly voice with ease as evidenced by his criminally underrated performance as Jubei from Blazblue.

That turned out longer than I expected.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 10:55 PM on Tue Apr 11 2017
@Nightmare Crusher Maybe. He speaks kind of nasally & honestly he kind of lacks a full range when he speaks...All those comparisons back & forth are why I tend to keep a chart of these things. It's fun & keeps things short.
SNaG
said at 5:21 PM on Mon Mar 20 2017
As far as the voice goes, I prefer Taliesin. It might be a bit growlier than I would expect Navarre to be but I feel Aaron is a bit too light. It's a bit hard to compare these two takes IMO since Taliesin only has battle cries (until he becomes playable, at which point this can be revisited) whereas Aaron has actual dialogue.
Torak
said at 10:41 AM on Mon Mar 20 2017
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Neither takes are particularly great imo, but Aaron's take has a more mysterious and even anti-hero feel to it. Even if his delivery can be a little hasty at times.

Taliesin's voice fits well for a mercenary and is easy on the ears, but not much substance to it. As mentioned by HylianBelmont, his voice is fairy similar to Liam O'Brien, whom would be my personal choice for Navarre.
Swiftie Muggle
said at 8:06 AM on Mon Mar 20 2017
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Aaron gets my vote , i just like his voice better though his acting ... eh , it was not the best in the animation. Taliesin is a fine replacement , however his version sounds so dark , distant but not in a charming way , i would say it's a bit generic , i am certain i have heard this kind of voice in this series for other characters so it doesn't particulary stand out.
HylianBelmont
said at 10:51 PM on Sun Mar 19 2017
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I'd say Aaron Krohn is actually my favourite really. His voice gets across the fact that Nabarl is a guy you don't really wanna mess without sounding "put-on" and you get there sense that he truly regrets some of the things he's done from Aaron's performance as well.

Tallesin Jaffe is also a pretty good fit, but IMO he goes a bit too far with the voice, and thus makes Nabarl sound a bit too villainous to me honestly, kinda sounds like he's trying to sound like a discount Liam O'Brien as at times... Regardless he's decent too, however my vote is most certainly going to Aaron Krohn.
HylianBelmont
said at 12:48 AM on Mon Mar 20 2017
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NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:38 AM on Mon Mar 20 2017
@HylianBelmont

Heroes definitely plays up more of the cold mercenary side of Navarre. The foundation is there to tackle other angles but at the end of the day I think that's what Heroes was mainly going for.
HylianBelmont
said at 9:58 AM on Mon Mar 20 2017
@NCZ Yeah that's true. Tallesin Jaffe could do just as good a job if he got more material to work with, made the voice lighter IMO.
HienFan
said at 10:12 PM on Sun Mar 19 2017
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Talieson sounds kinda like Kirk's Shadow I think and it's really cold and disturbingly bedroomy, Aaron had this cool reserved voice without being too cold so I'll go with the OVA in this case
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:03 PM on Sun Mar 19 2017
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I'm not even sure if I can think of a way to properly put it into words, but to me something just seems off about Aaron's delivery. I dunno, Taliesin just clicks better with me.
Torak
said at 9:09 AM on Wed Mar 29 2017
@Nightmare Crusher No need, I can see where you're coming from on Aaron's delivery. Some of his word emphasis can be little off sometimes, e.g. "so many" "meaningless" but I thought it was mostly fine. I still prefer Aaron since he has more of a character to work with, but if Taliesin had a script like Aaron's, I'd probably vote for him. :)
Ghosty404
said at 9:01 PM on Sun Mar 19 2017
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I thought that was a woman from the thumbnail.
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Aaron Krohn
Taliesin Jaffe