OK, been working on a few characters for my Coreline stories, and kinda need some help with their, shall we say, "voices".
Currently working on The Watchers, Stingray Security Services Assault Team Seven, sometimes nicknamed "The Twelve Angry Men" or "The Dirty Dozen". They are recurring characters, appearing or mentioned on several of the stories so far.
One of these is an Alternate of Kaworu Nagisa, from Neon Genesis Evangelion. He is fusioned with a character from a book-being specific, Jak Lauren from the Gold Eagle adventure series "Deathlands". Born and raised in post-apocalyptic Louisiana, (scary) good with knives and tracking, has a wife and kid, life has been good for him after appearing on The Line, even if that means having to struggle with being part of the Angels/Apostles. The AT Fields, the occasional flash of being part of a collective consciousness, the occasional anti-Angel alarm firing off when he's close, the paranoia of people on NERV/WILLE/SEELE making life difficult for him on incursions to other universes...
His name is Jack. Last name's still Lauren. Kaworu Nagisa is a part of him that is undoubtedly important and even inescapable, but that guy died when he allowed Evangelion Unit 01 to squeeze his body like an overheated Pez dispenser on a vice.
How he sounds? Well, he has a bit of a Southern accent and even if Kaworu on Eva canon sounds pretty educated, Jack sometimes mangles his speech, misses words… sounds like a damn redneck sometimes, which is a very odd clash in and out of universe.
Below is a link to a cache'd podcast for the Graphic Audio audiobook company (produced some Deathlands audiobooks, now sadly out of print). One of the podcast episodes is an "interview" with Jak:
Now the question would be: which voice actor to play him?
Oddly enough, this site is the only damn audio snip of Jerry Jewell playing Kaworu I've been able to find on the whole damnable Internet (if anybody out there can lend me a link to any scene of 3.0 with the English voice of Kaworu, would be much appreciated). Although if anybody ever remade "2001", he's got my vote for playing HAL, just from that snip. A redneck albino HAL, hunting you down relentlessly through a swamp and stabbing you like a dozen times-pretty spooky, actually.
Ayres sounds good, too. The "delicate" tone of the voice clashing with the manly-man hyper-brutality he can pull off if driven (or ordered) to do so and the coarse language/occasional whoop of excitement at said brutality is also spooky.
So question would be: who is Jack's "voice"?