Joined: 17-December 04
From: turn around
Member No.: 3,892
yes (im up to 48 as a side note). maybe the series would have been better if he had just pulled the trigger, eh? nah, i cant really describe why i dont like him. its a mix between killing the docs, being to cocky, and nailing Riza in the backround (you know somethings going on with them 2).
Joined: 30-May 04
Member No.: 30
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Joined: 16-December 04
From: In my soul...
Member No.: 3,834
I don't hate Roy at all, but I haven't seen the dubbed. Frankily, I'm scared of dubbed, because they usually screw up their voices. Thats why I looove subbed. <3~ He's pretty cool, not to mention...hott as boiling water. Ouch..that would hurt, wouldn't it...?
Joined: 19-November 04
From: the dark corners of my mind
Member No.: 2,565
i love roy... i think he's a great character, with a multi-faceted personality that is just so much fun to try and comprehend... the problem is, no matter how much i try, i just can't find that great persona coming thru in the dub. his voice is just aaaall wrong. i hated it the moment i heard it, and i've even given it a few second chances, thinking maybe it would get better with more episodes...but it hasn't. and it's amazing how much a voice brings to a person. imagine darth vader with woody allen's voice. ridiculous, huh? that's what we're seeing with roy here... we're looking for a lion, and we're getting an ant.
he just sounds...flat. when roy's being serious, oogawa tohru brings such depth into the voice of the character. he sounds noble and comanding, and demands a level of respect without verbal request. in the dub, he sounds bored, like he'd rather be snoozing at his desk than giving ed and al a lecture about why either one of them should become state alchemists. when roy is being sarcastic, his voice has a bite to it that tells you there's a real smartass under that polished exterior, but in the dub, he just sounds like a moron. i am terrified what is going to become of the scene with buraha.
so it's not roy that we hate... we LOVE roy, he's the best taisa we could ask for... now all we ask is that his english voice do his character justice...and we've yet to receive.
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Joined: 7-November 04
From: Los Angeles/San Diego, CA
Member No.: 1,937
Why are all you sub viewers here? Go away or hide. Otherwise you'll scare away the dub viewers.
Hi dub viewers. Don't be scared. Voice your opinions!!! And please use concrete reasons and not just "Roy's hurting my poor believed Ed!!!"
[Although I'm more of an Ed fan then a Roy fan, I think you should give Roy another chance. You see you wouldn't be doing FMA justice if you don't acknowledge each character's complexity. Try to understand each character's situation and please be forgiving of their actions. Each character of FMA has a dark past they are not proud of, including Ed.]
I've decided to officially support the American Dub!! Go Ed!!! Power to the short people!!!!
Joined: 8-December 04
From: The Netherlands
Member No.: 3,416
Heed telepika's words. They are so true.
You know, the first thing I ever saw of FMA (i've only watched subbed, I live in Holland, we don't get dub here... YET. >.> But they'll catch onto the new hype in the US soon enough. They've done it with Pokemon, Digimon, Dragonball Z (oh dear god), YuGiOh...) anyway the first thing I ever saw was a very smirking Roy.
My friend had downloaded the subs as soon as they came out and she was at I don't know... episode 13? She showed me the end of episode 5, to show me what kind of a sneaky bastard that guy is, and how cool his alchemy was.
At first I thought he was a complete ass, being so mean to that "blond boy" and all, but it was only very amusing really. Then I watched the series and really came to like Roy.
Cause after all, he's a very lovable, cool, kickass kind of bastard. XD
Oh, and besides. Ed's not exactly a little angel either. >D Luckily. I would not have liked him if he were a really sweet guy.