Captain Matthews
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Captain Matthews

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Captain Matthews with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Xenosaga

Captain Matthews is one of the various secondary protagonists of the Xenosaga series and he like many of the other secondary protagonists made his debut in the 1st Xenosaga game. Captain Matthews is the Captain of the good ship the Elsa in which he does jobs for the Kukai Foundation because he owes Gaignun Kukai a substantial debt. Matthews often behaves in a very gruff manner in which he can appear to be quite grouchy especially to most of his crew mates but he does have a softer side that he is not always willing to show. Matthews was once a Marine whom served with the Galaxy Federation and he normally wears a hat that says "Caution! I am a Boozer. Banzai! Banzai!". 
Created by Pokejedservo on Jan 22 2012
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2003)
Captain MatthewsKirk Thornton
Kirk Thornton
Xenosaga: The Animation (2007)
Captain MatthewsSteve Fenley
Steve Fenley


Today on the Xenosaga VC section we take a look at the good Captain of the ship Elsa... CAPTAIN MATTHEWS! Now lets go...

Kirk Thornton- A pretty natural choice for the role as he has that firm and gruff feel that does give a good sense of authority. (Though I can't help but notice that Kirk's voice for the role does get a bit gruffer over the course of the series though.) In other words its a good example of Kirk Thornton's voice work and a great example of the voice work in the games.

Steve Fenley- Steve's voice for the role also has a suitably gruff feel as well (and I noticed that it sometimes sounds like a light New Yorker accent in which Steve does a decent job in making that work). But still Steve's voice does work for the role as his performance does Matthews' gruff persona rather well and is one of the better performances in the dub of the series.

Overall both of these guys are good I suppose I will go with Kirk Thornton the most here but Steve Fenley was a good alternate choice as well.



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said at 11:09 PM on Sun Jan 22 2012
I'll have to go with Kirk Thornton, but Steve Fenley's pretty decent in the role.
said at 10:57 PM on Sun Jan 22 2012
I can't choose. Both performances have their merits.
said at 10:43 PM on Sun Jan 22 2012
Thornton, no doubt. He makes Matthews sound natural and commanding...
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6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Who do you think has been the best from these Captain Matthews voice actors?
Kirk Thornton
Steve Fenley