Windblade
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Windblade

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Windblade with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Transformers

Windblade is the first fan-created Transformers character in the franchise's history! Her first appearance (outside of her Kreon toy form) was in a comic book mini-series, but has since gone on to appear in multiple facets of the franchise, namely the 2015 RID series and the recently released Combiner Wars web series. She is typically portrayed as a confident, sometimes vengeful aerialbot that soars on the wind, transforming into a sleek red jet and wielding blades
Created by TylerMirage on Oct 16 2016
Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) (2015)
WindbladeKristy Wu
Kristy Wu
Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) (2015)
WindbladeErica Lindbeck
Erica Lindbeck (NEW CLIP)
Transformers: Combiner Wars (2016)
WindbladeAbby Trott
Abby Trott

EDITOR'S OPINION

Her first voiced appearance was in Transformers: Robots in Disguise (no, not that one) where Kristy Wu played her. RID Windblade is a tough and capable warrior, but also one with a sense of humour and personality, often calling her teammates by nicknames. Kristy gets just the right balance of seriousness and levity to make for an enjoyable performance.

For Windblade's appearance in the fourth and final season, Erica Lindbeck took over the role. Erica's voice and overall performance is a little easier on the ears, as they toned down the sass and snark for the character.

In the Machinima-produced web series Combiner Wars, Abby Trott took over the role. Abby's portrayal varies slightly from Kristy's. The Combiner Wars Windblade is a much angrier, moodier and vengeful version and her performance reflects that persona well. 

Kristy Wu gets my vote on this one.


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Anicomicgeek
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Nov 14 2017
Sticknig with Wu, though Erica Lindbeck was alright.
8000 Saiyans
said at 5:50 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
Kristy wins.
Voiceactorfan1
said at 4:42 PM on Mon Dec 12 2016
They're both good.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:59 PM on Wed Oct 26 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I didn't really like Windblade in RID (though to be fair by the time she came I thought the writing really went down) but Abby seems a little overdone.
I suppose Kristy's acting is fine but I think I'll wait until the next incarnation to vote.
Troodon2
said at 10:59 AM on Wed Oct 19 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
I never expected Kristi to play the part of Windblade, and I thought the character's portrayal was a bit of a deviation from that in the comics... but to be honest, that's what made her performance interesting.

With Strongarm being the stern hands on cop type character, and with Sideswipe being the fun and upbeat rebel, this take on Windblade seems like a fine balance between the two, sort of being the more cool and charismatic good cop, and Kristi actually played her part very well.

Nice going slick.

As for Abby Trott... Hm, I mean no disrespect but I didn't feel this performance fit the character; if anything this is even more of a deviation from the character. And I don't blame the actress, but rather how the character was written. Maybe if she wasn't written to be as hostile as she is here, she could have turned out better.

As is, Kristy Wu gets my vote.

BONUS: I really, REALLY wish Laura Bailey got to play Windblade, sort of similar to her voice as Mecha Wonder Woman, but with normal modern talk; and maybe a bit of Chun-Li in there too. I also agree with Autovolt that Kari Wahlgren can make for an awesome Windblade, perhaps channeling her Triplicate Girl voice, or maybe even Gwendoline Yeo. As for more obscure choices, there's always Cristi Vee, Erica Luttrell, Tania Gunadi, and Fryda Wolff.
Metabad
said at 6:53 AM on Wed Oct 19 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Two Abby Trott compares in a row.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:01 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Both are good, but I'm going to go with Kristy Wu.
Starscreamsfan
said at 2:16 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Definitely Kristy. She's tons of fun yet she can also make her quite tough. Abby suffers from horrible direction and material, which is sad, 'cause she could be much better.
Starscreamsfan
said at 11:25 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
Wow, Erica Lindbeck is pretty good. I think she's my new favorite.
GreenGoblin75
said at 11:51 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Abby has a fine voice, but her acting seems kinda forced.

I'm voting for Kristy Wu.
WrightWay
said at 9:26 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Kristy Wu's acting seems a lot more natural and less forced in this case when compared to Abby Trott's take.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:10 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
I feel like I should prefer Abby Trott, it seems like her version of the character has more personality. And yet, her acting seems kind of hoaky. I'd say it's probably a matter of bad direction.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Windblade voice actors?
Kristy Wu
Abby Trott
Erica Lindbeck