X-23
X-Men X-Men

X-23

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of X-23 with sound clips and images.
Franchise: X-Men

(Note: While yes it has been said that Tara Strong voiced X-23 in Wolverine and the X Men but she never actually said anything in that show.)
Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 5 2010
X-Men Evolution (2000)
X-23Andrea Libman
Andrea Libman
X-Men Evolution (2000)
X-23Brittney Irvin
Brittney Irvin
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
X-23Tara Strong
Tara Strong

EDITOR'S OPINION

Alright folks in this X-Men Voice Compare not only will this start with X Men Evolution this is for a character that was originally made for X Men Evolution. (Though she also got into the comics much like Firestar from Spider Man and his Amazing Friends, Terry McGinnis and especially Harley Quinn from the DCAU.) Anyways X-23 appeared in a couple of episodes in the series and was voiced by Andrea Libman in her first appearance in her self-titled episode "X-23". While this is by no means the first time Andrea has voiced a young female character before but this is a fairly interesting change of pace for her. Normally the voice that Andrea uses for her roles is a cutesy higher voice and while she does try to do a slightly lower voice that what she usually does you can tell its her though. (But its not that bad to me as to keep in mind while X-23 is a bit older than the roles Andrea usually gets she is still a rather young girl anyways.) Anyways Andrea does do a pretty good dramatic performance as this angry and deep down frightened young lady here.

In her second and last appearance in the series "Target X" she was voiced by Brittney Irvin. While I am not certain why they couldn't get Andrea to reprise the role but Brittney was a pretty good alternative as well. And while Brittney's X-23 voice is slightly lower than Andrea's it still sounds rather similar nevertheless. Oh yes and Brittney's performance also worked well for X-23's persona as she is still an angry little lady with issues but it does reflect on how X-23 is a bit more collected this time around as well. Overall I must say that both performances did do fairly well for this role so I am pretty much going with a tie here.

(Note: While X-23 didn't say anything on Wolverine and the X-Men she does get to speak in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 in which Tara Strong is still voicing her. Tara's voice and performance do work for the role pretty well and while her X-23 voice has been higher, when her X-23 voice does get lower it does remind me of her work as Raven from Teen Titans which certainly does work. Overall Tara's work as X-23 is another example of her fine work but I still like all 3 of them just the same nevertheless.)


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Starscreamsfan
said at 3:05 AM on Sat Oct 7 2017
VC thoughts update

I actually like Tara Strong the most in the role. Tara does sound like a female Wolverine clone (aggressive, pissy and badass) and she does have quite a lot of energy.

Andrea Libman's voice is a little bit young, but her performance and energy is great.

Brittney Irvin has the more fitting voice, but I feel her delivery could get kinda wonky at times.
wdf1
said at 5:49 PM on Sat Jul 29 2017
1. Tara Strong
2. Andrea Libman
batcool
said at 4:05 PM on Tue Dec 27 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
All 3 of these ladies were great also it was interesting to hear Andrea voice a character type like X-23

Side i wouldn't mind hearing Cristina Vee voicing the character
EPA Deane
said at 9:23 AM on Wed Mar 15 2017
@batcool I actually imagine Lauren Landa in the Part.
Lion's Edge
said at 1:24 PM on Fri Jun 17 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Arguably one of the breakout characters of the 2000s for the X-Men, Laura Kinney--AKA, X-23--has easily leaped into the ranks of my favourite X-Men characters, if not being perhaps my favourite female member of the team as a whole, and I eagerly await further media representation for her. So, in the meantime...

Twilight Sparkle vs. Pinkie/Fluttershy vs. Lightning Dust Royale is A-GO!

1. Tara Strong - While, admittedly, fighting games can be a mixed bag in terms of voice-over material, Tara's voice for Laura Kinney definitely fits the character best. It has its moments of inconsistencies, but the more aggressive, hot-blooded voice Tara gives her definitely captures the idea she is Wolverine's daughter/female clone well. Given some more material in the future, I could easily see Tara's performance only becoming better.

2. Brittney Irvin - Truth be told, it took me until her second episode on X-Men Evolution to really grow to like the character... and I feel the change in voice did really help. Irvin's delivery gave her a sense of maturity beyond her years, and really made me believe the bitterness and cynicism she felt regarding her life. But, due to the actual character herself as portrayed in Evolution, she does still sound a little too young for a comics version.

3. Andrea Libman - ...ehh... truth be told, while it is a nice departure from her typical sorta role, Libman feels like a miscast for this sort of character. Too high-pitched and youthful in term of her voice and delivery for me. Even with the knowledge she is meant to be 14-16, it doesn't really fit that age range for me neither.

CASTING COUCH: If she ever steps out and gets some voice roles in Western animation as well as anime? Erica Mendez would absolutely NAIL Laura, I think. Her Ryuko Matoi in particular exemplifies for me several core characteristics that a good X-23 VA should have--the aggressive, passionate tone; the confidence, but also the moments of doubt; the humanistic side to her... She'd both be able to come off, to me, convincingly as Logan's daughter/clone but also make the character her own and shine outside of Wolverine's shadow.

Aside from Erica, if ever another pony wanted to step up to the plate, Ashleigh Ball could probably pull it off too (I could sorta see her Rainbow Dash voice working as a good template, in terms of the sorta tone I could see her working with).
GreenGoblin75
said at 7:54 PM on Wed Jun 8 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Tara Strong
2. Brittney Irvin
3. Andrea Libman
Autovolt
said at 7:03 AM on Sun Jan 24 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
This isn't exactly the most fair voice compare as we have two younger depictions of the character versus one adult version but with that said Tara Strong relatively fits the character the most.

It's a nice change of pace for Tara to basically voice Wolverine's Rule 63 clone. Though I think her take kinda inconsistent at times though if she ever got another chance, she could be even better in the role.

Brittney Irvin was the better X-Men Evolution voice, she sounds mature despite sounding very young, plus she nails the jaded bitterness really well.

Andrea Libman was her first voice and in hindsight it's kinda weird that Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy did X-23. (well weird so was Twilight Sparkle and Lighting Dust) but I think she's kinda miscast as she sounds maybe too young and high pitch for the role. Though it's great to hear her voice a feral and aggressive character, a departure from her usual cutesy roles.

In the end Tara has my vote mostly due to being the closest to how the character should sound at least for now.

BONUS: If I had to pick a new voice for X-23. I'd love to see Whitney Rodgers voice her. I think a gruffer and (even) more cynical sounding Yozora would be a perfect fit.
batcool
said at 9:06 PM on Fri Oct 6 2017
@Autovolt how about Bryanna Drummond as X-23 I mean her dad is Wolverine in the Marvel Knights
tmnisaac
said at 11:43 AM on Fri Apr 10 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Tara Strong
2) Brittney Irvin
3) Andrea Libman
Starscreamsfan
said at 9:36 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Tara Strong
2) Andrea Libman
3) Brittney Irvin
HienFan
said at 5:17 AM on Sun Jul 20 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
1 Brittney
2 Tara
3 Andrea
Fulgore2005
said at 1:54 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
Tara Strong, easily.
chaosincarnate
said at 3:12 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
1- Tara Strong- She goes back and forth with Brittney Irvin as my favorite. I think her voice is the most fitting for X-23's ferocious side, but I would like to see her get more material than just gameplay taunts.
2-Brittney Irvin- Sounds matured enough, and she puts a lot of emotion into the role.
3- Andrea Libman- Good for being the original voice and all, but she sounds too young and goes really over the top sometimes, which I don't associate with the character at all.
Aussieroth
said at 12:27 AM on Wed Jan 29 2014
@chaosincarnate In Andrea's defense though, she was meant to be somewhere between 14 to 16.
chaosincarnate
said at 8:27 PM on Wed Jan 29 2014
@Aussieroth Fair enough, and she's actually growing on me a bit over the months.
Regomania
said at 3:39 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Holy SH**, Andrea's is amazing. Voting for Andrea!
Bluzziku
said at 7:22 AM on Fri Nov 1 2013
I'm going with Tara Strong but there all pretty good.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 12:54 PM on Tue Oct 15 2013
I'm gonna be a rebel and pick Andera. I thought she was a good Laura
Soldierkei
said at 5:15 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
 1 Shout Out!
-sigh- Tara...again.
CatsTuxedo
said at 12:11 AM on Sat Mar 30 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I find it amusing that all three actresses so far have voiced ponies at some point in their careers. :)

It seems not a whole lot of people are that enthusiastic about Libman's take on the character based solely on what they have to listen to here. Perhaps a new, longer clip better demonstrating her range as the character is in order?
VctrBnsn
said at 10:13 AM on Thu Apr 11 2013
@CatsTuxedo Who new Twilight Sparkle and Pinky Pie could be so.......feral.

Pinky Pie - "Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh, I'm like so excited about ripping out your heart and eating your entrails :-D"
VctrBnsn
said at 10:17 AM on Thu Apr 11 2013
@CatsTuxedo Twilight Sparkle - "Dear Princess Celestia, I killed them, I killed them all :-D"
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:33 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@VctrBnsn

And those mental images of Pinkie and Twilight as X-23 are still tame compared some of the darkfics of FiM.
VctrBnsn
said at 2:56 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@Anicomicgeek I am all too aware. The internet is a scary place.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:49 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
Gosh, how did this turn into an MLP discussion...
VctrBnsn
said at 11:03 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Wow, you pointing that out just made me realize how pathetic this conversation was. I also found it sad that I knew enough about MLP to make those jokes. Curse you internet.
coolgeek176
said at 2:49 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I'm going with Tara.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:15 AM on Thu Feb 28 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Tara Strong does it again! ;-D
TheAtticus
said at 3:27 AM on Thu Feb 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Tara gets my vote solely by virtue of not being in a terrible X-Men show. (Seriously, am I the only one on this sight who thinks that Evolution was simply horrendous?)
GerPer92
said at 1:29 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@TheAtticus You do know that there would be no X-23 without Evolution, yes?
TheAtticus
said at 8:39 PM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@GerPer92 Yeah, but I don't care. It's like Deadpool. He was created by Rob Liefeld, but became an awesome character since then. Does that mean that I like Liefeld? No. I like his creation, but only because he was in stuff not done by Liefeld where he was awesome. Same here. X-23 may have come from a terrible show, but I still like her from things other than Evolution (namely MvC3).
CatsTuxedo
said at 12:05 AM on Sat Mar 30 2013
@TheAtticus Um... these Voice Compares are about who has the best voice, not which actress was in the best show or movie or whatever.

Thanks for proving that widespread voting pattern exists, by the way. Many users around here are so desperate to deny it, and it's people like you that force them to see the truth ;)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Mar 30 2013
@TheAtticus Ah, but she WAS in an underwhelming fighting game. Eh? EH?
TheAtticus
said at 1:31 AM on Sat Mar 30 2013
@CatsTuxedo I listened to the other clips. Libman was annoying, and Irvin was boring.
GerPer92
said at 4:57 PM on Sat Mar 30 2013
@TheAtticus Well, other than Deadpool X-23 wasn't completely revamped after being adapted. But like CatsTuxedo said, it's about the voice, not the character. And like with Beta Ray Bill, you're welcome to have your opinion ;)
But don't tell anybody to shut up, that's rude.
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:29 PM on Fri Apr 19 2013
@CatsTuxedo

Personally, as someone who voted for Strong, I think she's closest to sounding like "a female Wolverine".
SupremeTarantulas
said at 4:24 PM on Thu Jul 26 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
I'll go with Brittany. Andrea sounds too whiny and Tara needs more material than a few lines in a fighting game.
BigBDawg
said at 8:31 PM on Sun Apr 29 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Tara Strong has my pick for Laura as well. :)
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:18 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I'm gonna go with Tara Strong for X-23. They're all good, but I thought Tara was better. That said, as a Brony, it does amuse me that that X-23 was originally Pinkie Pie/Fluttershy and more recently is Twilight Sparkle.XD
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:00 AM on Sun Mar 31 2013
@Anicomicgeek

And now, thanks to Lightning Dust, all three voice actresses have voiced ponies on FiM.XD
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:37 PM on Tue Jan 17 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
While the others weren't bad, Tara Strong easily wins this one.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:51 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
I just noticed how Tara sounds just like a cross between Bubbles and Raven here! That's so cool. But yes, I still like her the best. :)
Aurora
said at 8:40 PM on Mon Aug 29 2011
No! No! I was wrong to say that about Andrea's! What I mean to say is that she sounds like she's so on edge and that she's frightened about something or for a big reason. Sorry! Andrea did very nice at that. ^_^!
Aurora
said at 12:20 PM on Thu Jul 14 2011
When i heard Andrea's, it sounded too much like a spoiled child. About Brittney's, it sounded a little better than Andrea's, but X-23 sounded like an enraged caracal. Finally, when I heard Tara's, it sounded more like a teenage girl who's ready to fight. I like Tara's and Brittney's voices for X-23. She's my favorite character, but I also most likely like Shadowcat AKA Kitty.
Remy Lebeau
said at 4:33 PM on Thu Apr 21 2011
hey @tomi
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Who do you think has been the best from these X-23 voice actors?
Andrea Libman
Brittney Irvin
Tara Strong