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Jennifer Hale is a Canadian-born actress who is known for her voice roles in numerous video games, animated television series, television commercials, radio promotions, anime, and films for over 20 years. She has also been a guest star on several well-known TV shows, such as Charmed, ER, Just Shoot Me!, and others. She provides the voice of Samus Aran in Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, albeit only grunts of pain heard when Samus is harmed, and heavy breathing when low on energy. Her grunts also appear in Metroid Prime Pinball, but strangely are only heard when battling Metroid Prime in the Impact Crater. An unused monologue by Hale was also found in the files of Prime narrating the events of Metroid: Zero Mission, that was likely intended for inclusion in the intro at some point. Interestingly, some of this dialogue was recycled into the narration in Opening/Menu (Metroid Prime), a song in Super Smash Bros.
Interview (Nintendo Power issue 241)Edit
Note: This section only contains Metroid-related excerpts from the interview.
NP: How did it feel to give a voice to Samus Aran, often considered the "first lady of video games"?
JH: Awesome. She's been very popular and I'm honored to have played her.
NP: Was there anything particularly memorable about the recording sessions for the Metroid Prime games?
JH: Like all games, it had its own world, its own reality, and I really liked the production team.
NP: Was there anything you were told about Samus that shaped how you played her?
JH: Samus really came from the writing and the vision of the director and, behind that, the producers.
Roles outside of MetroidEdit
Jennifer Hale has also made other voice acting in different video games and other cartoon shows such as:
- Metal Gear Solid (1998) - Dr. Naomi Hunter
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) - Emma Emmerich
- Metal Gear Solid:The Twin Snakes (2004) - Dr Naomi Hunter
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) - Dr. Naomi Hunter
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003) - Bastila Shan
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (2004) - Bastila Shan
- Tales of Symphonia (2004) - Sheena Fujibayashi
- Mass Effect (2007) - Commander Shepard (if the player chooses to create a female character)
- Mass Effect 2 (2010) - Commander Shepard (if the player chooses to create a female character)
- Mass Effect 3 (2012) - Commander Shepard (if the player chooses to create a female character)
- The Powerpuff Girls - Princess Morbucks/Miss Keane
- Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002) - Alexandra Roivas
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2009) - Aayla Secura/Senator Riyo Chuchi
- Halo 4 (2012) - Commander Sarah Palmer
- League of Legends (2013) - Lissandra
Extracted voice clipsEdit
Note: Most of these are taken from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, which is the game with the most sound clips.
|English||Super Metroid: Dan Owsen|
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption: Christopher Sabat • Claire Hamilton • Edwin Neal • Lainie Frasier • Timothy Patrick Miller • Troy Baker
Metroid: Other M: Dave Elvin • Leslie Swan • Mike McGillicuty • Nate Bihldorf • Sam Gray • Linda K. Morris • Stephan Weyte
Other: Levi Stubbs • Lorelei King
|Japanese|| Super Metroid: Kenji Yamamoto|
Metroid: Other M: Katsuhisa Hōki • Kazuhisa Tanaka • Kenji Nomura • Manta Yamamoto • Miho Hino • Rikiya Koyama
Shizuka Itō • Tsuguo Mogami • Yoshimasa Kawata
|Samus Aran||Minako Hamano • Jennifer Hale • Alésia Glidewell • Jessica Martin • Ai Kobayashi|