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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Blaze the Cat with sound clips and images.
Blaze the Cat is a fire-controlling princess cat from another dimension. She is very quiet and friends with Silver. Despite being serious most of the time, she can be impulsive and headstrong.

Special thanks to AMT for the sound clips.

Created by NCZ on Sun Dec 5 2010, 106 Comments, Add Comment
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Blaze the CatErica Schroeder
Erica Schroeder
Sonic Free Riders (2010)
Blaze the CatLaura Bailey
Laura Bailey


I think both of them were fitting as Blaze. I call a tie.


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said at 11:17 AM on Sun Nov 2 2014
Vanessa Marshall should voice Blaze in the future.
said at 10:21 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@Slick Doubt it, although it's your opinion but still it's doubtful due for her being not being at California to do so.

I seriously think she'll improve quite a lot of putting princess-y yet fierce at the same time with the touch of somewhat social act and her dominant personality.
said at 8:01 AM on Sat Oct 4 2014
Erica for me.
said at 9:56 AM on Fri Oct 3 2014
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OK, so for anyone that doesn't know Blaze isn't your typical pompous, throne and tiara princess. She doesn't really even do anything regal; she has more in common with Knuckles as both a Guardian and a more closed-ranged combatant. Oh, and did I mention she's the insecure type?

Bailey misses the mark completely. Hudson nailed it from day one; bonus points for being catty.
said at 12:24 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
Erica Schroeder defiantly does the better performance, giving more emotional range to the character and the more fitting voice.

Laura Bailey has potential but as for now she sounds to stuck up and haughty for my taste.
said at 8:47 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@DVJ It's too.

Seriously, why does typing a word too such a mere subroutine? It's isn't that complex to say this.
said at 10:06 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@SteelEthlan Sheesh I mean it isn't that complex to say this.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:53 AM on Sun Jan 18 2015
@SteelEthlan Regardless of the typo, it's easy to figure out what he meant. For the future, it's typically considered somewhat rude to point out other people's typos/grammatical errors if we can understand what they were saying.
said at 9:57 AM on Thu Aug 21 2014
said at 9:11 AM on Wed Aug 6 2014
Both sound impressive yet i'll vote Laura Bailey for the more mature princess-y tone-like.
said at 10:08 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@SteelEthlan If Laura put more work through her princess-y yet fierce at the same time to match or better yet surpass the voice work Erika worked on hard.
said at 2:31 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
I like both, but I think it would be funny if Ali Hillis(Lightning and Palutena) would voice Blaze. Considering how Laura Bailey is usually great at voicing young girls(ex.Rise, Maka, and Tohru Honda) and not usually voicing older women(ex.Lust and Lucina), I actually think Laura Bailey would be excellent as Amy Rose, unless maybe Laura uses her Lucina voice for Blaze that is. Then again, this is my opinion
said at 9:11 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
I prefer Erica she sounds more serious
said at 1:29 PM on Thu Apr 10 2014
Laura makes Blaze more like a teenager.

I'd also recommend updating Bailey's to include voice clips from Sonic Generations.


I made a video with Blaze's Generation's voice clips if anyone's interested in updating the comparison.
said at 8:36 PM on Sat Jan 18 2014
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Both of them are great but I'm leaning towards Laura because she makes Blaze sound more like a princess. However, I will still miss Erica as she was one of the best 4Kids voice actors to me alongside Mike Pollock and Jason Griffith.
said at 10:49 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
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I'll admit both of them seem to do a really great job as Blaze.

I'm going with Laura Bailey. Well, she does sound a like Princess and is pretty stellar.
said at 10:46 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Both seem to do a really good
said at 10:46 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
@UltimateSSJ4GokouEX plz remove and ignore this comment
said at 6:31 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
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Eh, it doesn't matter. I'll go with Laura Bailey since she sounds more like a princess, and she's the current voice actor.
said at 3:26 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
Both are very nice~!
said at 4:34 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
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I would go with Laura but I can't imagine her showing emotion.Whenever,I hear her,I hear this voice that doesn't stand out.The only game where she seemed to have fun was Sonic Free Riders but she wasn't in the story in anyway.I'm gonna go with Erica because she's had more experience as Blaze and she shows emotion.

said at 9:45 AM on Wed Oct 30 2013
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Laura Bailey gets my vote, she's really fitting for the character
said at 12:32 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
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I don't get the hype around Laura.
Erica was just a better fit, so yeah.
said at 10:20 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Both fit, but Erica Schroeder had more to work with, so she has the edge.
said at 12:15 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
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said at 3:11 PM on Sat Aug 31 2013
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Bailey is A Wonderful Voice actor!
said at 7:10 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
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Bailey sounds incredible.
said at 6:30 AM on Sun Aug 4 2013
I love both of them, they perfectly capture Blaze and her awesomeness(Bella Hudson is Monkey D.Luffy and Laura Bailey is Lucina).
said at 3:43 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
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Laura makes Blaze sound cooler than Erica really.
said at 8:39 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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I hardly hear a difference. I'll go with Erica, as she's been playing the role longer than Laura, and had morel ines to work with.
said at 5:50 PM on Wed Jun 19 2013
@chaosincarnate I'm going along with you, because Erica gave more of an emotional tone to Blaze.
said at 3:36 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
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Laura Bailey is better.
said at 8:42 PM on Tue Jun 4 2013
I'm going with Erica just because she's the original Blaze.
said at 4:11 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 It begs the question, is there any new actor you like?
said at 5:39 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@Adjeras I checked the list. He does think Kirk Thorton is the best voice for orbot.
said at 4:10 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@austinslashlavaboy That's it eh?
said at 3:37 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@Adjeras Yep.
said at 5:23 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@austinslashlavaboy He really should broaden his tastes.
said at 12:47 AM on Tue May 28 2013
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They sound about the same, but I'll give it to Laura.
said at 9:18 PM on Wed May 15 2013
Both were good.
said at 9:14 PM on Sat Apr 6 2013
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I'm a little bit partial to Erica Shroeder but, I like Laura Bailey/Willingham a bit more.
said at 9:09 PM on Mon Mar 18 2013
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I prefer Laura. Erica sounds kind of bored.
said at 10:30 PM on Thu Jan 3 2013
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What the hell?! How am I suppose judge this, they sound exactly the same.
said at 10:46 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
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I'm right there with you. Both are really good so it's a tie for me.
said at 1:02 AM on Sun Sep 23 2012
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Erica sounds more natural.
said at 7:20 PM on Sun Sep 16 2012
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This is one of Erica's higher performance as a voice actor and it really shows her potential. Its a shame that she got replaced as it shows that with good direction, the NYC based voice actors can be just as good if not better than their LA counterparts.

Laura brings in a different version of Blaze and for what its worth, it fits just as well. I think she may need to get used to the role more but I do think that she is a good successor to Erica.

I'd give them both a tie as it shows that having a different spin of the same character wouldn't necessarily ruin the performance.
said at 12:13 AM on Wed Sep 12 2012
My ranks for Blaze....

# 1 - Laura Bailey.
# 2 - Erica Schroeder.
said at 12:29 AM on Sat Jul 14 2012
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Blaze is a beautiful and sexy.
said at 10:55 AM on Thu Jul 26 2012
@Trami0501 100% agree with you
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
@Toady_12 Yes!
said at 6:57 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
Erica's Blaze sounds like her natural voice :)
said at 4:12 AM on Sun Feb 26 2012
Bella was the better voice for Blaze because of the serious tone.
said at 7:05 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@Smash Who's Bella? Are you talking about Erica Schroeder?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:09 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@mdalsted Yes. Erica used the pseudonym "Bella Hudson" for a lot of her voiceover work, Sonic included.
said at 8:04 PM on Wed Oct 23 2013
@NCZ Ohh, that's right! I forgot about that!
said at 10:38 AM on Fri Jan 20 2012
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Erica Schroeder, she was really memorable for me.

Laura Bailey, while being a good voice actress, sounds too pompous for me.
said at 7:04 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@Torak Well, that's probably just because of the lines she was given. : /
said at 6:07 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
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Blaze was blessed with voice actresses. but i kinda like Laura Baily a little better because she has more spunk.
said at 11:45 PM on Mon Feb 20 2012
@SonicRyan1992 Then again isn't she supposed to Pompous considering she is a princess.
said at 8:28 PM on Sat Nov 26 2011
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I'm gonna give it to Erica Schroeder. One of the more pleasant performances in the 4kids ensemble. I kinda wish she stuck around.

I like Laura Bailey, but she makes her sound like a pompous princess kinda like how Chris Sabat plays Vegeta now.
said at 1:55 PM on Sun Dec 11 2011
@ConfusedPhantom thats a good way to put it, iv been at a loss of words for laura's take on blaze, but i think thats it, it has a lil pompous princess sound to her. Its not horrible, but unnecessary
said at 4:14 PM on Mon Jan 9 2012
@AMT and @ConfusedPhantom I heard they are using her Sonic Rush personality as well as Sliver in Sonic Rush. Which might explain why she sounds like a spoiled princess because she is a princess in a different dimension.
said at 7:15 PM on Thu Nov 24 2011
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Erica Schroeder

Even though both are pretty much the same, i would say that Laura adds a bit of "seductive" to Blaze, and or makes her sound more positive.... the Blaze i liked was more dark....

Idk maybe if you combine both then ya, it would be good

said at 12:45 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
I absolutely LOVE Laura Bailey because she's in Bleach, Fruits Basket, Naruto, Code Geass, and now Sonic! But I have to say that Erica is the winner here.
said at 4:35 AM on Mon Sep 5 2011
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Erica is pretty good as Blaze. As for Laura, I like her voice a lot more.
said at 7:56 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
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I think Bailey is the best voice for the sole reason that she has a much better delivery.
said at 8:42 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
I love erica's voice for Blaze and bailey's. She's my favorite sonic character now.
My favorites are:

Wave the Swallow
Blaze the Cat

My most favorite, Blaze. Besides, i love cats.
said at 1:45 PM on Wed May 25 2011
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Both voices are very similar that you can't go wrong with either of them. But I'm giving Laura Bailey a small edge above Erica Schroeder because she carries the torch of representing Blaze's voice so well with no sacrifices. Her voice is very smooth but also firm when needed.

But of course, Erica also deserves my compliments for doing splendid on the voice to begin with. She was one of the few members of the 4kids voice cast that was used very appropriately when they took over in 2005. I noticed that Erica made Blaze sound a bit more aggressive in a few areas compared to Laura, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing, just a small difference.

To sum up, both Laura and Erica were great as Blaze, but I'll go with Laura if I were to choose only one.
said at 12:08 PM on Sun May 15 2011
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Hmm, this one's very close for me. I'd have to say Laura Bailey, but that doesn't mean I dislike Erica Schroeder's Blaze voice.
said at 4:12 PM on Mon Mar 28 2011

Saying The 4Kids Cast weren't good is not a fact an Opinion and if people like them then it's their opinion

said at 9:08 PM on Wed Mar 30 2011
No, it is fact. They were often matched up badly with the characters and then given terrible direction by the voice director. Just like with most of the shows 4Kids got their hands on.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:13 PM on Wed Mar 30 2011
@TheSwedishElf No, it's all a matter of opinion. Saying they were badly cast is just an opinion, because it varies from person to person.

I will admit that the dub of Sonic X wasn't very good, though. It is a fact that 4Kids made it untrue to the original by removing key scenes and rewriting dialogue heavily, but its actual quality is based on opinion.
said at 11:44 AM on Thu Mar 31 2011

Like NCZ Said it's all a matter of opinion A Fact is an actual true statement I'm a big fan of the 4Kids Cast I thought they were great in all Games Sonic X I was fine with it It was a new voice everyone had to get used to just like what's happening now I think you mislead a bit there

The Dialogue can be cheesy in most games but I tend to focus on the acting instead and I thought they were good just my opinion though Everyone is entitled to it just try and be more respectful and Kind....Spiritual debating is okay I guess but not the real fighting

In some mishaps The Voice Directing does have a say in things but Chris Collet didn't do so bad He was actually a good VA than Director I thought But not bad really...But yeah NCZ Had pretty much explained it So I'm happy that's sorted
said at 3:03 AM on Sun Mar 20 2011
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@annoymous You're talking like as if its 100% fact. Everyone is allowed their opinions here, so are you. So dont try to convice someone else that laura bring more emotion and Bella does not. If you ask me, they BOTH bring emotion. They're equally great. But that's just my opinion. Im not trying to convince you that its fact. Im just saying people dont like it when you give your own opinion but say it like its fact. You are allowed to give your own opinion, just stop trying to convince people what you say its fact. People dont appreaciate it. Trust me, I know. Well actually EVERYONE knows that.
said at 12:58 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
Bella Hudson (Erica Shroeder) is the best for me. She brought so much life to Blaze, and she did a wonderful Job in Black Knight, she made Blaze sound like a REAL knight. I guess Laura is okay cause she make Blaze sound sbit sexy.
said at 4:53 PM on Tue Mar 1 2011
Blaze has great voice actresses but the character itself is an overrated Canon-sue.
Matter of fact, she's kind of like a rip off of Knuckles in many ways. Her popularity is a mystery.
said at 1:10 PM on Tue Feb 22 2011
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Bella was the best Blaze voice for me She gave Blaze that tough and persistant vibe also brought with attitude, she provided a mixture of strong emotions and a variable tone with that talented voice of hers which definately fitted the character Blaze I also like how she turned it around with other characters making them sound a bit different but sort of similar like they were related and sometimes she would change her Blaze voice from high to silent to husky and edgy but then fuse them together or change them which sounded perfect She did well in all games But my favourite performance she did for Blaze were BK, The M&S Olympic Series, Sonic Rush and 06 She is really talented I really wished she had voiced Blaze more in a serious part or role other than just small lines and catchphrases I still miss her as well as other old voices

Laura Bailey is okay but there are still a lot of things missing I've heard her lines from both FR and Colours (DS Ver) they are okay She sounds quite calm and natural there is a similairty to Her voice and Bella's but she sounds a little bit more higher but fused with a few different elements it sounds quite okay actually but then We need to hear more of her the same goes for Silver as well as others I hope she gets more serious lines if Blaze gets a mian role in the next game

Bella is still and will always be my best Blaze Voice :)
said at 5:27 PM on Mon Feb 7 2011
Both were great, but I have to give it to Bella! Her deeper tone gives Blaze that intensity of the flame! >=D
niawhite (Guest)
said at 10:13 AM on Sun Feb 6 2011
Both Erica and Laura sounded awesome but Erica made a great Blaze cool job anyway Laura
Sarge Ray
said at 2:36 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
I'm gonna be honest here. Both Schroeder and Bailey do a good job in Blaze's character: strong, passionate, and intelligent. But in terms of fitting that role, I have to give the edge to Schroeder this time.

Laura, you're still a great actress. You voiced Lust, dangit!
perfect7en (Guest)
said at 9:55 AM on Mon Jan 31 2011
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I liked Bella Hudson as Blaze and Laura Bailey is an excellent replacement. No complaints here!
dawnshadowgirl (Guest)
said at 11:32 PM on Sun Jan 16 2011
both voices are very good. it's hard for me to decide cuz they kinda sound alike but i prefer Laura's Blaze voice just a little more. either way both actresses fit Blaze's role in my opinion.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 8:36 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
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@amt I've never once said or thought that Bella's Blaze was bad. As a matter of fact, I completely agree with all of al's statement, he just left out that Lisa (who is also from 4Kids) was the best VA for her character (Amy Rose, obviously).

But anyways, I do have to explain. Bella was almost completely monotone throughout all 34 seconds of her clip, yet Laura strikes a lot more of the character's cockiness in the short five seconds she had.
said at 5:24 AM on Wed Dec 29 2010
Yet you still havent explained how you claim Laura has captured emotion and depth when you've heard small clips of her? Are you saying laura in general has good mix of emotion and depth?

said at 3:06 AM on Fri Mar 4 2011
Having heard more of Laura as Blaze recently, I can comfortably say yes, Laura does have a better Blaze voice, and better grasp of depth and emotion.
al (Guest)
said at 12:30 PM on Tue Dec 28 2010
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Bella's Blaze voice was actually the best of the 4Kids voices aside from Eggman, but Laura's is slightly better because she has the right mix of depth and emotion.

And no, amt, the 4Kids cast was not good. It was, for the most part, horribly chosen. And I'm saying this as a Sonic fan, not a 4Kids hater.
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Dec 27 2010
well they did a good cast for sonic! But I'm more curious as to how you can claim Laura has brought so much emotion and depth from a just a few lines?
anonymous (Guest)
said at 10:33 PM on Fri Dec 24 2010
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@amt No, I'm not a 4Kids hater (just in case I was one of the people whom you were directing that statement at); it's really just that 4Kids normally does a rather poor job at casting VAs for the English dubs of anything.

@sonniku Laura was the one who brought emotion and depth to Blaze. Not that Erica was bad; as a matter of fact, she did okay. It's just that emotion and depth are both needed in order to truly define a character, especially teenagers (believe me, I know).
said at 8:26 PM on Mon Dec 13 2010
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@sonniku Bias fans are unavoidable, I think the reason half of these people like these voices better are becuz its some of ther favorite voice actors from ther favorite animes like Naruto, Bleach etc. Some I think they force themselves so hard to like them just so they dont have to admit the 4kids cast were good. Ill admit I used to be bias when I first started voting, but as much as I like the 4kids cast, I DO like the new voice for Vector the best!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:12 PM on Mon Dec 13 2010
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She didn't "create" the voice by herself. Remember that the voice director and casting have a say in things.
sonniku (Guest)
said at 3:38 PM on Mon Dec 13 2010
It's obvious Bella wins she created Blazes voice and knows the character more than Laura Laura has only said 2 lines and automatically you say you like her more amt was right there are a lot of bias Sonic fans and FYI anonymous Laura does not sound teenage nope
anonymous (Guest)
said at 11:48 PM on Sun Dec 12 2010
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I prefer Laura. She actually makes Blaze sound like the sly and cunning teenage cat Blaze is.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:24 PM on Wed Dec 8 2010
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@jared I was actually planning to put one up today.
jared (Guest)
said at 4:45 PM on Wed Dec 8 2010
Someone should add a Silver voice comparison, since he has two voice actors. Would be a pleasure if one of you had the time and place to do so.
eddy (Guest)
said at 6:31 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
Here is proof, look at this video and stop it at 3:18

chaosblue (Guest)
said at 1:28 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
@ncz actually some of Bella's Blaze clips are recycled in the game and in free riders I contacted Laura she said in free riders she says only 2 lines as blaze and only says 3 in Colors
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:50 AM on Tue Dec 7 2010
That's either an error, or Laura Bailey was using it as an alias.
said at 10:59 PM on Fri Apr 1 2011
@NCZ That wasnt an erorr.......from what I heard, most of the Blaze clips used in Colors (DS ver) were recycled from Bella Hudson's old voice clips. Only some were really Laura Baily's work.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:48 AM on Sat Apr 2 2011
@akmaldanish You mean Free Riders? Can't attest to that game, but all of Blaze's dialogue in Colors is new, and doesn't sound like Erica to me.
said at 11:00 PM on Sat Apr 2 2011
@NCZ Well, that what I heard.....
said at 11:06 PM on Sat Apr 2 2011
@NCZ Oh wait, I had a typo in my FIRST comment...... I mean only SOME of the voice clips were reused, while MOST of it was really Laura Baily......where did I heard it? Sonic wiki, lol.
eddy (Guest)
said at 2:38 AM on Tue Dec 7 2010
In the credits for Sonic Colors on the DS they still list Bella Hudson in the credits.
thetruevoice (Guest)
said at 8:55 PM on Mon Dec 6 2010
I would have to say this round goes to Bella not only was Blaze her most famous role ever (after losing Luffy) but she invented the voice .And made Blaze who she is a firey heroic princess with perfect emotion. Laura right now makes Blaze sound like a sex symbol (thats Rouge's title) and sounds like her character lust who is a great character but I find it not to fit blaze very well if laura drops that it will be a tie defintly but right now we have only herd no more than 4 lines people come on lets be reasonable.
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 7:44 PM on Mon Dec 6 2010
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I like Laura Bailey much better. She seems to bring out the personality more.
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 2:53 PM on Mon Dec 6 2010
Bella Hudson FTW she was cunning more serious and had great emotion Laura not bad but sounds too much like Lust.
said at 10:24 PM on Sun Dec 5 2010
XD Glad, I could help! I personally like Bella's Blaze better. It's soothing, yet still more intimidating, but both are very nice.

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