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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Nicholas D. Wolfwood with sound clips and images.
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is one of the main protagonists of the Trigun series whom made his debut in the 9th episode of the anime series. Wolfwood is a traveling Christian Priest whom at first seems to be a quirky and comical guy who is trying to raise money for his church but over the course of the story it is revealed that he does have a rather dark past as he was raised as an assassin since childhood. Wolfwood and Vash have joined forces to fight evil but unlike Vash he is willing to kill however Wolfwood's willingness to kill does cause him a lot of moral conflict.  In the anime Wolfwood has a budding romance with Milly Thompson over the course of the series (however its only in the anime as it is severely downplayed in the Manga though).

Created by Pokejedservo on Sun Jun 17 2012, 12 Comments, Add Comment
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Trigun (2000)
Nicholas D. WolfwoodJeff Nimoy
Jeff Nimoy
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2011)
Nicholas D. WolfwoodBrad Hawkins
Brad Hawkins

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the Trigun VC section here is the 3rd (and most likely last for now) VC and it shall be for none other than... NICHOLAS D. WOLFWOOD! Let us begin...

Jeff Nimoy- I know this may seem like a bold claim but this is quite possibly one of Jeff's most renowned performances in his career and lets just say I can understand that. Jeff's voice and performance for the role felt very natural as alike Vash he ca go from loud and comical to giving a more somber and dramatic performance. Jeff's work as Wolfwood is easily one of Jeff's best performances and a fine example of the voice work in the show.

Brad Hawkins- Brad's work on the role is good as his voice for the role while not quite as good as Jeff's does work for the role pretty well. Brad's performance is certainly not bad as it does suit Wolfwood considering his role in the movie (as he spends a good portion of the movie regretfully forcing himself to temporarily work for the main villain of the movie). But still Brad's work on the role is pretty good especially when you view it on its own merits.

Overall while I am clearly going with Jeff Nimoy here but Brad Hawkins did a pretty good job as well.


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Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:18 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Brad just sounds kind of bland when next to Jeff Nimoy.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:42 PM on Mon Aug 12 2013
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IMO, Jeff is the only one to provide Wolfwood with the badass quality in his performance.
Metabad
said at 5:25 PM on Wed Jul 10 2013
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What is Wolfwood even doing in that movie? I would say what happens to him later on in the series but that would lead to spoilers...still, his mere presence in Badlands Rumble just baffles me. Does he just appear in a flashback or something? I am so very confused...

Anyways, had I not seen the series I'd probably think that Brad Hawkins sounds better...but I did see the series and while Jeff Nimoy started out a tad annoying and I didn't think much of Wolfwood at first, he got much more likable and even downright badass as the series went on and had very good chemistry with Vash and Milly. The Paradise episode just made me see how awesome Wolfwood was, mostly thanks to Jeff Nimoy's take on him. He's great, I loved his origins and I grew to really like him. He's such an emotional character.

I won't say Brad Hawkins is bad, in fact from what little I've heard out of all the recasted characters in Badlands Rumble he might be my favourite. Still, his voice isn't very consistent with Jeff Nimoy's take on the character. On the other hand, Brad's voice itself does sound very smooth and cool on its own. It still sounds a little generic which is a problem I've noticed with all these stand-in performances, but Brad does leave more of an impression on me than either Milly's or Meryl's replacements.

In the end, Jeff Nimoy made the character who he is and there's no denying that. But I do think Brad Hawkins isn't without his merits. Again though, I haven't seen Badlands Rumble so if I ever do watch it in its entirety, maybe I'll change my mind about him.
Metabad
said at 3:34 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@Metabad Oh yeah, disregard my questions about Wolfwood being in the movie, PsychicVoiceSpy explained it to me through PM.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:15 AM on Wed Mar 27 2013
Meryl and Milly being recasted was stupid, but Jeff Nimoy being replaced for Wolfwood is a darn crime. HE IS Wolfwood, Brad Hawkins is quite stale in comparison.
munsonx4
said at 7:35 AM on Sun Jul 20 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I'm about half way through the series right now. Haven't seen the movie. But after listening to Jeff's performance and comparing it to Brad's. I agree 100%
SparklyShake12
said at 3:41 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Going with Jeff on this one, but as others have said, Brad was a very good replacement!
PurpleWarrior13
said at 3:45 AM on Mon Jun 18 2012
Both are good, and sound so much alike, but I think Nimoy was more memorable.
GothamRed
said at 1:42 AM on Mon Jun 18 2012
I'll go with Jeff but Brad was a good replacement.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:31 AM on Mon Jun 18 2012
Again, as with Meryl and Millie, I liked both as Wolfwood, but ultimately, I'm gonna side with the series dub and vote Jeff Nimoy.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:36 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
@Anicomicgeek *facepalms* How could I have misspelt "Milly"? Sorry.^^;
Sevenestra
said at 12:30 AM on Mon Jun 18 2012
Jeff Nimoy.........you honestly cannot compare him to anyone else lol


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