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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Starfire with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Teen Titans

(Note: We at BTVA are unable to do a clip on Jennifer Hale as Starfire as she never actually spoke in that movie, a bit of a shame really.)
Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 23 2011
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Teen Titans (2003)
StarfireHynden Walch
Hynden Walch
DC Universe Online (2011)
StarfireAdrienne Mischler
Adrienne Mischler
Justice League vs Teen Titans (2016)
StarfireKari Wahlgren
Kari Wahlgren


Today we have another Teen Titans VC and this one is for this known Teen Titans member (and one of Robin's most known love interests) who is Koriand'r A.K.A Kory Anders whom is most known as STARFIRE! Like many other Teen Titans VC we shall start this one off with the Teen Titans 2003 series voiced by Hyden Walch. While this take on Starfire is certainly not devoid of other types of appeal but the series definitely tried to make Starfire really "Cutesy" in the series but fortunately Hynden's voice and performance does help make that work. Hynden plays the role of Starfire as a really naive young teenage girl whom is trying to get accustomed to the new planet she is in whom is normally sweet but is capable of having a temper. Hynden is pretty well known for doing cutesy higher voices well and this is no exception in which Hynden's performance in Teen Titans is simply another fine example of the voice work in the show.

While Jennifer Hale only did grunts for Starfire in Superman/Batman Public Enemies movie Starfire did get some lines in the recent DC Universe Online in which she is voiced by Adrienne Mischler. I must say that Adrienne was OK in the role granted her Starfire voice in the game is not as high as Hynden's (but to be fair this take on Starfire is a bit more serious and comic-accurate sort to speak). Still Adrienne's voice and performance still does work for the role pretty well, granted unlike certain other members of the Teen Titans Starfire didn't say all that much in the game but Adrienne did alright for what she got and was a pretty good example of the game's voice. Overall I suppose I will go with Hynden Walch but both of these ladies did well in their own ways.  



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said at 7:22 PM on Thu Jul 12 2018
I get that the vast majority of people prefer Hynden Walch, but the big problem I take with her Starfire is that it’s not exactly true to who the character is in the comics. It fits the cutesy version of her from the Teen Titans animated series, but it doesn’t really work in terms of her comic book self. With that in mind, I’ll go with Kari Wahlgren.
said at 7:43 AM on Mon Jun 25 2018
As much as I really love Hynden Walch's portrayal, it's not the voice I imagine Starfire having in the comics. Kari Wahlgren is more closer to how I imagine her sounding like. I love Hynden, but I'm gonna have to go with Kari for now.
said at 10:01 PM on Tue May 1 2018
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Hynden Walch embodied Starfire, she could be naive, playful, sweet, approachable, serious, etc. and she didn't exaggerate any of these aspects, they're just aspects of the performance so she's more fleshed out and 3 dimensional.
Kari Wahlgren's Starfire is more mature and actually pulls off a more mature Starfire flawlessly, but as a consequence of being more mature it lacks some of the qualities that made Hynden Walch's Starfire so iconic.
Adrienne Mischler completely misses the mark, her Starfire is the opposite of what the other two established. The lack of material doesn't help in this regard, but she still seems miscast in this role.
said at 11:17 AM on Mon Dec 25 2017
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I`m a big fan of the teen titans cast but i really love Kari in this role and by injustice 2 was she awesome.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:33 AM on Wed Oct 18 2017
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Hynden and Kari work for their particular versions, and Adrienne is just meh.
said at 12:16 PM on Sun Sep 24 2017
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Kari Wahlgreen was really good in Injustice 2.
said at 5:06 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
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1. Hynden Walch
2. Kari Wahlgren
said at 1:21 AM on Wed May 31 2017
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Thinking about it, and especially after The Judas Contract, I'm changing my vote to Kari Wahlgren.
said at 9:55 PM on Sun Aug 20 2017

On second thought, recalling "Go" again, I'm changing my vote back to Walch.
said at 9:28 PM on Mon Apr 10 2017
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Hard to choose between Kari and Hynden

Hynden been voicing the character since the original teen titans series and she was good for that interpretation

Kari i like because her interpretation of the character has more comic book roots to it plus love her performance in both Teen Titans vs Justice League and Judas Contact
EPA Deane
said at 2:02 PM on Sun Feb 19 2017
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"There is nothing you could have done. There will always be people who say mean words because you are different. Sometimes their minds cannot be changed. But there are many more people you do not judge others based on how they look or where they are from. Those are the people whose words truly matter."

Sweet Starfire, my favourite of Nightwing's love interests and the Star of a Great Solo Comic ( That I FIANALLY Managed to get the Trade Paperback For).

Here's Ranking of Her Voices:

3. Adrienne Mischler
2. Kari Wahlgren
1. Hynden Walch

Future VA Suggestions:

I've Said it once and I'll say it again: Brina Palencia. I think a Mid-Atlantic accented version of her Fantasy Eu voice would be Perfect for Starfire (especially since that voice sounds like a cross between Hynden and Kari's voices IMO)

I've been toying with the idea of a British Accented Starfire and I think Bonnie Wright would be an interesting fit. I think her voice has certain spirited charm that would fit Koriand'r nicely.

I also recommend Cristina Valenzuela, Melissa Sturm, Andrea Bowen and Amy Shiels.

said at 11:51 AM on Sun Feb 19 2017
1. Hynden
2. Adrienne
3. Kari
said at 6:27 PM on Mon Jan 30 2017
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I really like both Kari and Hynden for different reasons.

Hynden, as a younger Kori, is just outright adorable [in the original series] and handles the more emotional scenes perfectly. She sounds so convincing in her sadness or happiness that you just wanna hug her. And she does a nice job sounding naive without it coming off as stupid.

Kari, as an older Kori, has a sweet and motherly tone to her voice while still maintaining a sense of authority. She definitely sounds like a kind leader. A little bland in certain places, but I blame that more on writing or direction than Kari herself.

If I had to pick I lean a little more toward Hynden, but they're both still really good
said at 8:44 AM on Sat Sep 10 2016
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I prefer the traditional Starfire, so I'm changing to Kari Wahlgren.
said at 2:12 AM on Thu Sep 8 2016
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I don't really like Starfire's original design in the comic I will say that(something like that DC Universe picture) it looks a little too... adult in an exaggerated awkward manner for a teen titan and that voice is... eh... Kari was a lot better for the older take

Hayden is adorable and sweet, that's her best role ever and the best take for her
said at 9:40 PM on Sat Aug 27 2016
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Gave my vote to Hynden.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:30 AM on Tue Apr 12 2016
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Kari is a natural fit for Starfire, she has a sweet and caring yet strong voice. She fits this more mature Starfire but since she is playing a more mature Starefire she is missing a charm in the role. She comes off sorta bland in some ways. I was hoping she would play Starfire closer to Walch's performance, Kari could seriously do it Justice (League).
Shaun Ince
said at 8:45 AM on Tue Apr 12 2016
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Kari Wahlgren is great in this role. She brings a lot of sweetness & charm to Starfire. I'm kinda conflicted about who to pick between her & Hynden. But as a older & more mature Starfire, Kari nails it.

The DC Universe castings are typically bland. At that counts for practically everyone. Adrienne is just that. Bland.
said at 6:55 AM on Tue Apr 12 2016
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Hynden Walch is just so awesome as Starfire. She's cute, upbeat, caring, chipper and friendly. A very fun and endearing performance overall.

Kari Wahlgren is also great. She manages to sound very sweet and friendly. Would love to hear her in the role again.

Adrienne Mischler is kinda meh.
said at 6:10 AM on Wed May 17 2017
Changing my vote to Kari. She has grown quite a bit on me.
said at 11:24 PM on Mon Apr 11 2016
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Stixking with Hynden Walch, though Kari Wahlgren was also good as Starfire.
said at 10:23 AM on Thu Apr 2 2015
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1) Hynden Walch
2) Adrienne Mischler
said at 8:18 AM on Mon Jul 14 2014
Not a fan of either performance as I found them both rather unfitting.

I suppose Hynden is the best since she brings out Starfire's personality much better + Adrienne really doesn't say much nor sounds that great.
said at 4:14 PM on Sat Mar 15 2014
Adrienne sounds kind of like Hynden.
said at 9:23 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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After rewatching the episode "Go", I'm gonna have to post a retraction: maybe Hynden Walch could make a good comic-accurate Starfire.
said at 12:30 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Hynden Walch, easily. Adrienne sounds pretty awful, IMO.
said at 10:07 AM on Sat Jun 22 2013
The Teen Titans that featured Hynden was perfect and she really brought out the character as someone who didn't know anything about earth. Although to be honest i actually took a look back and i never knew that Starfire originally looked like how she does in DC Universe Online (2011) in the original Teen Titans. I think that's a more mature version of the character so Adrienne Mischler does her well in that aspect.
said at 1:47 PM on Sun May 26 2013
Hynden no doubt
said at 12:22 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
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Hynden Walch was a perfect fit as Starfire, with a cute, distinct voice, and curious delivery. Adrienne Mischler plays a completely different version of the character, so this isn't really a fair comparison. I think Jennifer Hale would be the perfect casting choice for THAT Starfire. I can't honestly picture anyone other than Hynden Walch doing the Teen Titans cartoon version.
said at 4:01 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
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Both work in their own way though for nostalgia`s sake I have to give it to Hynden .
said at 2:55 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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you know hynden can work as a grown up starfire, she'll just have to use her blackfire voice mixed with her starfire voice hereby giving her the mature voice and a naive personality like she kinda was in the comics.
said at 1:58 AM on Wed Aug 8 2012
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I'm with pokemastanumba1, Anicomicgeek, and akbar264; it's a shame Jennifer Hale never got to play Starfire outside of exertion sounds. She could work for Starfire in the comics. Hynden Walch works for Starfire in the show, but unlike her fellow castmates, I can't see her working as Starfire in the comics. Still, I prefer Hynden over Adrienne Mischler, so she gets my vote.
said at 1:57 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
The only reason people would prefer to vote for Hale is because they apparently like their superhero shows indistinct-sounding and joyless. At least you can actually pick out Hynden's voice/performance in a crowd, plus she's simply a delight to listen to. :)
said at 5:53 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@CatsTuxedo I don't get it. Are you implying that Jennifer Hale isn't a good, talented voice actress?
said at 7:33 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@pokemastanumba1 You seem to have a habit of making condemning conclusions out of completely innocuous comments. Have you by any chance considered a career in managing political campaigns?

Snarking aside, I know Hale has some degree of vocal versatility, but knowing how "realistic" superhero stories are directed, she would most likely be made to voice Starfire in a way that wouldn't be distinguishable from your next-door neighbors.

Though looking back, I probably should've made that point more clear in the first place.
said at 8:40 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@CatsTuxedo No, not really. :-/

As for your point about Hale, she's arguably the leading female voice actress in video games, and she DID voice Starfire (though it was only grunts, which is why she isn't included). I understand why some people wouldn't prefer to vote for her, but as it stands, she could've easily worked much better.
said at 10:18 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@CatsTuxedo LOL, I actually think Jennifer Hale is one of most distinct female voice actresses out there. :-P
said at 5:15 AM on Sat Aug 25 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Did I really just write "female voice actresses"? D'oh. :-P
said at 11:12 PM on Sat Nov 24 2012

One: Hale is distinct and two: Hynden's Starfire is not the Starfire of the comics; in fact, I have to agree with TheVengeanceKnight might not work as comics Starfire.
said at 1:44 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012

I meant to say, "In fact, I have to agree with TheVengeanceKnight Hynden might not work as comics Starfire."

At least with Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Greg Cipes, you can make the case that theyy'd work for the comic book version of Robin, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy.
said at 1:46 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012

D'oh, I messed up even trying to fix a typo!

"In fact, I have to agree with TheVengeanceKnight that Hynden might not work as comics Starfire."
said at 5:05 AM on Sat Aug 4 2012
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Pretty easy to name Walch here, but Hale would have nailed the role if given the chance.
said at 3:16 AM on Tue Apr 10 2012
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If she'd actually spoke in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, I'd have voted for Jennifer Hale since I bet the character would be closer to the comics and Hale could work. But out of the opinions present, I'm going with Hynden Walch.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:12 PM on Mon Apr 30 2012
@Anicomicgeek Also a shame since Hal could have done both versions of Starfire justice
said at 12:50 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
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Out of the two already typecasted for Starfire, I literally went with Hynden Walch... And yes, it's because of #1. the nostalgia, and #2. the voice just had a somewhat energetic and valuable performance... But of course, this is what you get after blatantly comparing this one Titan to Nia Teppelin from Gurren Lagann (the latter character actually is portrayed by the same voice actress... No joke), but the comparison may not be blatant after all... They seem to both be pacifists in my view, and have some misunderstandings with stuff that isn't common for their own nature. Adrienne was alright, too, even if I was only nerdraging over Walch's dynamic performance for the most part of this comment.
said at 2:56 AM on Thu May 19 2011
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While I clearly like Hynden the best here, Adrienne was pretty good too. What is really disappointing is that Jennifer (who fits very nicely for this kind of role) could have done just as well, if not better than Hynden, if only she had a few lines.
said at 5:57 PM on Wed Feb 23 2011
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I vote for Hynden Walch Starfire :D
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