Yuri Lowenthal’s Most Iconic Video Game Characters
Have you ever sat down to play a game and halfway through listening to a character speak on the screen, you start thinking, “Hey, doesn’t that sound familiar?” We have all been there. Characters sharing voice actors is nothing new, but there are definitively a handful of voices you’ll come across more than others – Yuri Lowenthal is one of them.
The Ohio-born talent has blessed us with top-notch character deliveries with incomparable distinction for over twenty-five years. He brought to life some of the most memorable characters in cartoons and video games, which are still very popular today. even in some beloved childhood games that you may not have known!
ten Marth: Fire Emblem
It seems fitting that a character as classic and recognizable as Marth in many franchises is voiced by someone as classic and equally recognizable as Lowenthal himself. Those unfamiliar with Fire Emblem may know it best from the wildly popular brawler, Super Smash Bros. series.
Lowenthal still voices various iterations of Marth that appear in Fire Emblem: Heroes to date. Lowenthal also made a vocal appearance in Dragalia Lost as Marth during a Fire Emblem: Heroes crossover event.
9 Naruto: Sasuke Uchiha
You can’t bring up Naruto without bringing up Sasuke, the story’s second leader, a longtime antagonist of himself, his friends, and the entire Konoha Leaf Village. From the anime have come out more than 40 console-only games, not to mention the plethora of mobile apps that range from hack-and-slash to MMORPGs over the years. And you’ll find Lowenthal as Sasuke in all of them.
Is there anything more iconic than Lowenthal’s anguish, screaming his best friend’s name as he tries to kill him, but also doing his best to save him in dire situations? (There are, in fact, but we’ll get to that later).
8 Genshin Impact: Dainsleif
Genshin Impact received incredible buzz months before its release, with a massive player base making it one of the most popular free-to-play games currently available. As he swept through the gaming world with a roster of other notable voice actors jumping on board, one wondered if Lowenthal would make an appearance in such a high-end video game.
And he did – as Khaenriah’s Twilight Sword, a cursed and weary, but passionate and determined captain of a lost guard. Its moving timbre associated with a deep tradition and a story of anguish does not disappoint.
7 Persona: Makoto and Yosuke
The famous Persona series is more than well known; it is one of the most famous modern turn-based role-playing games. He voices Yosuke Hanamura in Persona 4 and Persona 4: Golden, a ladies’ man with goofy manners and goofiness.
Lowenthal also voices the role of Makoto Yuki, the private and reserved main character of Persona 3: Dancing in the Moonlight. Makoto doesn’t speak in-game, but he does in battle, and Persona 3’s image has become synonymous with summoning his character through his Evoker. Both Yosuke and Makoto were in Persona Qthe crossover between Persona 3 and 4.
6 Ben TennysonBen 10
Ben discovered the Omnitrix and it gave him the ability to transform into ten different aliens, speak a myriad of foreign languages, and become a protective hero of Earth, all at the age of sixteen. Lowenthal, an avid Ben 10 fan himself, voiced Ben’s role in the cartoon and in his video games.
But it wasn’t just Ben, he was playing. He also took the voices of all of Ben’s aliens, each with distinct personalities and unique speech patterns. The perfect combo of a main character and a do-it-all voice actor.
5 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Peter Parker is the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Although he continues to grow with the pains and tragedies of adolescence, he will always don his costume to lend a helping hand to those in need, with a righteous moral compass and an earnest heart of gold. While Spider-Man shuffled in a few voice actors for Peter, Lowenthal remained largely the hero choice for Marvel’s Spider-Man and the mobile app, Spider-Man Unlimited.
As the main plot of Spider-Man Unlimited is based around saving and protecting the Spider-Men of the entire multiverse from the Sinister Six, Lowenthal also voices the majority of these other Spideys.
4 Tales from the Abyss: Asch the Bloody and Luke Fon Fabre
There’s nothing quite like watching someone fight with themselves. Tales of the Abyss is an incredible and much-loved installment in the Tales of JRPG series, centered around changing the verse’s pre-determined fates, alongside Fomicry, and creating replicas from their original bodies.
From start to finish, the brash, childlike Luke clashes with his original Ashe, who is infinitely more calculating, wrathful, and wrought with inner angst. It’s fascinating to witness Lowenthal’s back and forth as Luke, insecurely trying to make up for his past mistakes while Ashe barks a sharp, Dreck! and unleashes the cries of, Replicaaaaaaa! in response.
3 The Lord of the Rings: Frodo
I bet you didn’t expect that. While Elijah Wood does voice the role of Frodo Baggins in most media outside of The Lord of the Rings film series. But Lowenthal does sometimes, and at this point we’re not even surprised that the wonderful voice actor is playing the equally wonderful Hobbit of the Shire.
You can find Lowenthal as Frodo in The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorns Quest, as well as The Lord of the Rings: Conquest and The Lord of the Rings Lego. All with different fighting styles, unique quests and storylines loosely based on JRR Tolkien’s original content.
2 Dead or Alive: Hayate
Hayate has been part of the Dead or Alive series since the first game was released. He is currently involved in the war with DOATEC and the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan.
Laconic, stoic and yet reminiscent of a youth whose childhood joys have been snatched away, we don’t know what it is, but Lowenthal plays the role of closed characters with tragic pasts really well.
1 TMNT: Donatello
You’ve settled down on the couch to try out TMNT: Out of the Shadows, and all of a sudden you realize you’re hearing a terribly familiar voice. You then flip the cover of the game to find that it is Yuri Lowenthal who has found his way into the TMNT universe as the beloved Genie Turtle.
It’s like hearing Sasuke and Hayate voice Donatello, but in a bit more violent way. An absolute treat. It’s really a pleasure to see your favorite voice actors appear in all your favorite games.
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