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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Samus Aran with sound clips and images.
Note: Jennifer Hale provided Aran's vocalizations in the Prime trilogy, but did not provide any speech, as Aran was largely silent.

Samus Aran is a freelance bounty hunter and former space marine. As a child, her planet was raided and destroyed by the Space Pirates and her colony, along with her parents, was killed by the Space Pirate leader Ridley. Samus was then found and adopted by the bird-like Chozo race of the planet Zebes. Infused with Chozo DNA and trained as a warrior, Samus was given a powerful suit of armor that would enable her to hunt down the Space Pirates and exact her revenge on Ridley.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Thu Oct 28 2010, 39 Comments, Add Comment
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
Zero Suit SamusAlesia Glidewell
Alesia Glidewell
Metroid: Other M (2010)
Samus AranJessica Martin
Jessica Martin

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Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:52 AM on Fri Feb 28 2014
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SAMUS IS A GIRL????
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 5:56 AM on Fri Feb 28 2014
@Music Meister http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7Op86ox9g
VGAfanatic
said at 5:17 AM on Fri Feb 28 2014
You should add an entry for Jennifer Hale and include the Lost Archive Narration that can now be found on YouTube. Thank you, internet.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 9:52 AM on Fri Feb 28 2014
@VGAfanatic That's a generic narrator, not Samus.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:35 PM on Sat Feb 8 2014
I'm in the camp that would prefer it if Samus stayed in the role of the silent protagonist, not only because it best suits her persona as a strong and reserved explorer, but because it compliments the series' atmosphere, by far its strongest attribute. That and Other M kind of turned me off to the concept of a talking Samus. Not that it can't be done right, of course, but I just think the series needs to work on cleaning up after Sakamoto's fan-fiction and redeeming Samus's character before it earns that privilege again.

I'm hearing everyone clamoring left and right about how Hale needs to voice Samus for real, but she was already Commander Shepard; having her voice another one would just be spoiling us, not to mention be a generally uninspired casting choice.

When or if Samus is ever allowed to talk again, I nominate Kira Tozer, in spite of the overwhelming unlikelihood of Nintendo ever going to Vancouver for their voice-acting needs. Next to nobody's heard of her, but she has genuine acting ability and versatility, and pulling off such a high-profile role would undoubtedly give her exposure and assuage all of us who are yearning for a popular voice-acted depiction of the character.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 7:20 PM on Sat Feb 8 2014
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Between these two Alesia is the best. She sounded pretty badass, serious, and sexy, just how the character should sound, even if she basically just sounded like a generic action girl. Jessica was horridly miscast. Other than her voice sounding extremely boring, a piece of cardboard could act better than that.

But Jennifer Hale seriously needs to return as Samus. I wonder why she didn't voice her in Brawl and Other M. Her voice was a perfect fit in every way.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 7:22 PM on Sat Feb 8 2014
One interesting tidbit: Ai Kobayashi was the Japanese voice of Samus in Other M. She also voiced Electra in Cowboy Bebop: The Movie in Japan. Guess who voiced Electra in English? You guessed it! Jennifer Hale...
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 11:44 AM on Thu Nov 28 2013
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I know Jennifer Hale technically didn't voice Samus yet. WE NEED HALE AS SAMUS!!!
Lion's Edge
said at 11:18 AM on Fri Nov 1 2013
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Alesia Glidewell fits WAAAY better. Other M's writing and voice direction ruined Jessica Martin's shot at a good Samus.

Would LOVE to have Jennifer Hale return to the role, if they make another Metroid game with voice acting in the future... or maybe Ali Hillis (Lightning Farron, Liara T'Soni) could take over the role.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:55 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
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Alesia Glidewell fits so much better. Than again, she wasn't voicing a butchery of the character like Jessica Martin was.
Zekewars010
said at 7:12 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
Glidewell sounds more sexual but Martin gives Samus a lot of character.
TrueMyriad
said at 4:20 PM on Wed Aug 7 2013
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Jennifer Hale needs to come back
chaosincarnate
said at 6:16 AM on Thu Jun 27 2013
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Jennifer Hale needs to be added. She voiced actual dialogue for Samus in the cut intro to Prime, which you can hear on youtube.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:52 AM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@chaosincarnate Is this what you're talking about?
http://tcrf.net/Metroid_Prime#Unused_Audio

That is Jennifer Hale's voice, but it's not Samus, just a generic narrator (note that she refers to Samus in the third person).
chaosincarnate
said at 1:55 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@NCZ my bad. I heard that cut intro a couple weeks ago, and forgot that Samus was referred to in third person. Shame, I wish they rehired her for Other M. She would've fit Samus in that game better than Jessica.
pete
said at 4:30 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
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Alesia should have reprised the role in Other M. It would have sounded better than Jessica.
pete
said at 4:44 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
@pete Oh some of her delivery like "You're mine" sounds a bit sexy which if I'm gonna take a shot in the dark at since I only played a Gameboy Advance game and the original Super Smash Bros. and Brawl t and say it doesn't fit the character. Maria Canals would work.
Metabad
said at 6:41 AM on Thu Mar 14 2013
@pete I think most of the problems in Jessica Martin's acting was more the director's fault, since Sakamoto directed her despite English not being his first language.

That's just what I've heard anyways, but if that's the case even if Alesia reprised her role in Other M, the direction and writing would've most likely prevented her from being as good as she was in Brawl.
thebest
said at 5:10 PM on Sun Aug 19 2012
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Jennifer Hale can be added. She did this monologue for the first Prime.

http://tcrf.net/images/3/36/MP-UnusedSpeech.ogg
rosebr10
said at 1:27 AM on Sat Dec 8 2012
@thebest
That's an omniscient narrator.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:17 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
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Until Jennifer Hale can be added, guess I'll have to settle with Alesia Glidewell.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:37 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I'd assume you're talking about Jennifer voicing Samus in a future game. Right now she hasn't had actual dialogue.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:18 PM on Fri Jul 27 2012
@NCZ Hmmm...is that really true? Because it seems really strange to me that they'd cast such a well-reowned actress as the lead of one of a company's most critically-acclaimed franchises, only to have her do grunts. Admittedly I only played the first entry in the Prime series, so I'm not sure myself.

I do believe that Jennifer may reprise the role sometime though.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:24 PM on Fri Jul 27 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Yes, it's true. I have an issue of Nintendo Power from a couple years back where they interview Jennifer Hale and they discuss her work as Samus.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:35 PM on Fri Jul 27 2012
@NCZ Thanks for clearing that up. I probably should rephrase what I said though: Alesia is actually very good, it's just that I really really like Jennifer Hale.

But I do have to agree with some of the others that Jessica's clip should be more than just the narration though.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:45 PM on Sat Jul 28 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Unfortunately, the majority of her dialogue in that game is narration -_-;
Bluzziku
said at 2:23 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
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For so little speaking Alesia Glidewell is alot better to bad she didn't voice Samus in Other M.
Dogman15
said at 3:15 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
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I agree with points already made here: Clips of Jessica should have been more than just her narration, and because you had grunts from Alesia, you should have included Jennifer Hale's grunts, too.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:20 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
@Dogman15 Difference is that Alesia grunts and speaks. Jennifer has no dialogue as Samus.
Beaux
said at 8:40 PM on Mon May 28 2012
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Jessica Martin was very "meh". She wasn't terrible, but she sounded too weak and almost kinda emo. Alesia Glidewell sounds too seductive for Samus but she's still a much better overall fit. I understand that Jennifer Hale never had a speaking role, so I know why she's not here, but I think that she would get my vote and would be a good choice for a voiced Samus as well. Her Jean Grey voice would work.
XxDream
said at 10:10 PM on Tue Dec 27 2011
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Alesia's voice sounded so right for samus
D20Watt
said at 9:40 PM on Tue Mar 22 2011
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I suppose Jessica's voice was not the right one for Samus. Though, I think she did alright.

The main problem is that she made Samus sound like a rookie when she's suppose to sound like a veteran.
d20watt (Guest)
said at 11:09 AM on Fri Feb 4 2011
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Thats it? Just the narration? You could at least include Jessica's dialogue when Samus is speaking to Anthony or Adam.
krystal (Guest)
said at 6:25 PM on Wed Nov 3 2010
jennifer hale is not voice samus aran anymore
bkev (Guest)
said at 1:17 PM on Sun Oct 31 2010
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Martin's turns me off from the game entirely.
u1 (Guest)
said at 6:32 AM on Sun Oct 31 2010
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I like Alesia more. Her voice is slightly deeper and gives more of a take charage sound t Samus.
Jessica has a nice voice, but with the examples given I have to go with Alesia.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:02 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
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Both did a good job, but I didn't like Jessica Martin's acting. She sounded too monotone. Alesia wins for me.
hris (Guest)
said at 5:43 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
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Alesia, without a doubt, no question, shes surpirior
She actually has emotion to her voice.
Martins is torture
krystal (Guest)
said at 12:24 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
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I don't know what to say! I love both of her voices! Alesia Glidewell is the same actress for Krystal from Star Fox Assault! I love Alesia Glidewell AND Jessica Martin! They're both sound gorgeous!


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