Final - Theme: Final Fantasy


All members of BTVA are welcome to submit a performance for voice acting practice or just for fun! See below for details.

Congratulations to MOM0KI and TuxedoTaargus on making it to the "Act Your Voice Out" Finale!! Thanks so much to everyone who has participated in the contest so far whether it be as one of our amazing finalists or as a voter. We are now down to the final two in an all-out vocal brawl to the finish. However, before a winner can be crowned, both finalists still have THREE CHALLENGES in front of them. We present to you.... The Final ... which takes place in the world of the critically acclaimed video game series, Final Fantasy.

Locke Cole
Locke Cole
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Sometimes characters have existed in a medium for some time but have never been voiced before. This is the case with the following characters. With only an image and a character description, you'll have to give "vocal birth" to your respective character using your voice and imagination.

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Rinoa Heartilly
Rinoa Heartilly
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Locke Cole
(The party has reunited with Locke in the Phoenix Cave. Locke has found the Phoenix magicite, which he believes can restore his lost love, Rachel.)
"You're all safe! Behold... The legendary treasure that can undo death itself... This is magicite. Legend has it that the Phoenix turned itself to stone ages ago... It seems the story was true. But now it's filled with cracks. I don't know if it still has the strength to perform miracles... Rachel... I failed her. I broke my promise and lost the only thing that was real to me... So until I do what I said I'd do... Until I restore my honor... ...I'm nothing but a no-good liar."
Kain Highwind
Kain Highwind
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Cecil Harvey
Cecil Harvey
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In Challenge #2 you will be asked to do something many voice actors do in their careers... to have a CONVERSATION WITH YOURSELF! You've already had a dip in the pool in Round 4, but now, it's an evenly balanced conversation between two character, therefore making it even more important to provide us with two completely distinct voices not only in sound but in speech patterns and inflections as well. You have to make us believe that two different people are conversing with each other.

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(Cecil and Kain have come with a delivery to the town of Mist under the king's orders. Once they get there, they discover that their delivery is a bomb that has destroyed the village, killing everybody. The only survivor is a young summoner girl, whom Kain believes they must kill. Cecil, on the other hand, has drawn the line.)
Kain: "We have to obey the king's orders."
Cecil: "But she's just a child!"
Kain: "You intend to defy the king?"
Cecil: "I refuse to continue any more slaughter in the king's name!"
Kain: "I knew you'd say that. But don't worry, I'm on your side."
Cecil: "You are?"
Kain: "I owe the king so much, but I can't disgrace the dragoons."
Cecil: "So you'll join me?"
Kain: "Yes, but we will need allies if we are to oppose the mightiest kingdom in the land. We have to do it for Rosa, as well."
Cecil: "Thank you, Kain."
For the last challenge, you will do one of the most common things voice actors do during a gig. In Challenge #3 you will voice ONE SIDE OF A CONVERSATION without being able to hear the other voice actor's side of the conversation. Due to scheduling conflicts and time restraints, voice actors are often in the recording booth on their own, having no idea what the other characters in the scene sound like.
We have chosen a scene featuring two of the most popular characters in the Final Fantasy franchise, Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart.
You will record each line as a separate clip and submit all of them together. We will merge clips from both finalists to form the full conversation.
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(The party is preparing to head into the Northern Cave to face Sephiroth in battle in the morning. After Cloud gives a rousing speech, everyone goes home to rest up. As Cloud and Tifa have no home, they are by themselves on a grassy hill as the Highwind airship hovers above.)
Tifa: "Everyone's gone..."
Cloud: "Yeah, we don't have anywhere or anyone to go home to."
Tifa: "You're right... But... I'm sure someday... they'll come back, don't you think?"
Cloud: "Hmm... I wonder...? Everyone has an irreplaceable something they're holding on to... But this time, our opponent..."
Tifa: "Hmm... But that's all right, even if no one comes back. As long as I'm with you... As long as you're by my side... I won't give up even if I'm scared."
Cloud: "...... Tifa......"
Tifa: "No matter how close we are... We were far apart... before this. But when we were in the Lifestream surrounded by all those screams of anguish, I thought I heard your voice... ...sniff... you probably don't remember this... But deep in my heart I heard you calling my name... Or at least I thought I did..."
Cloud: "Yeah... At the time I heard you calling me. You were calling me back from the stream of consciousness in the Lifestream. After all, I promised. That if anything were to ever happen to you, I would come to help."
Tifa: "Cloud...? Do you think the stars can hear us? Do you think they see how hard we're fighting for them?"
Cloud: "I dunno... But... Whether they are or not, we still have to do what we can. And believe in ourselves... Someday we'll find the answer. Right, Tifa? That's what I learned from you when I was in the Lifestream."
Tifa: "Yeah...... that's right..."
Cloud: "Hey Tifa...... I...... There are a lot of things I wanted to talk to you about. But now that we're together like this, I don't know what I really wanted to say... I guess nothing's changed at all... Kind of makes you want to laugh..."
Tifa: "(suggestively) Cloud... Words aren't the only thing that tell people what you're thinking..."
Cloud: "............"
(Later, during the middle of the night...)
Cloud: "............It's almost dawn..."
Tifa: "H, huh...?"
Cloud: "Sorry. Did I wake you...? It's almost dawn, Tifa."
Tifa: "Umm... G, good morning... Cloud. Give me a little longer... Just a little bit longer... This day will never come again... So let me have this moment..."
Cloud: "Yeah... okay. This is probably the last time we'll have together......"
MOM0KI and TuxedoTaargus will not only have the enormous task of performing FOUR characters but also with instilling enough variation in voice AND acting to distinguish all of these characters.

Voters will have 5 performances to listen to. 2 Character Monologues, 2 Self-Conversations, and 1 combined Conversation.

There can only be one winner, who will claim a Private Voice Acting Consulation with Kyle Hebert and the winning title. Once again, the judges will have no say in the outcome here, it is all up to the people to decide who should be crowned the ACT YOUR VOICE OUT CHAMPION of Season 2!

Good luck!
Voting has ended.
Locke Cole
Rinoa Heartilly
Kain Highwind &
Cecil Harvey
Rikku &

17 BTSers Have Approved Performances:

SmartyBoyboy , CatsTuxedo , JoeyKat , One Born , Pokejedservo , RozenStar , FoxyLee13 , Mickwhitefire28 , VocAwe , I_am_onlive , Dogman15 , Kiome , VocalChameleon , Strikernofear , AWIG , AMT , The Flaming E

3 BTVA Members Have Approved Performances:

Seymour , Messycat , RitsukaFlame

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