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Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren.

Kari Wahlgren (born July 13, 1977) is an American actress and voice actor. She is the voice for Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca in Final Fantasy XII, Aranea Highwind in Final Fantasy XV, Shelke Rui in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, and Ovelia Atkascha in Final Fantasy Tactics.


Title Release Character
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- 2006 Shelke Rui
Final Fantasy XII 2006 Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions 2007 Ovelia Atkascha
Final Fantasy XIII 2010 Additional voices
Final Fantasy XIV 2010 Additional voices
Final Fantasy XIII-2 2012 Additional voices
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2014 Additional voices
World of Final Fantasy 2016 Shelke Rui
Final Fantasy XV 2016 Aranea Highwind

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I absolutely LOVED playing Ashe. She's one of those characters that I would be proud to have my niece look up to...or any girl for that matter. So often, female characters are portrayed as silly or stupid or weak.
—Kari Wahlgren on playing Ashe.

Kari auditioned for roles as Ashe and Shelke at the same time and was booked for both of them within a day of each other. For her role as Ashe, she took a theater class on Shakespeare in order to sound more regal to fit the role of a princess. She has also stated that playing Shelke was challenging as she had to convey a completely emotionless character.[1]

Outside of the series, Kari has provided voice for over a hundred different cartoons, anime, and video games. Her most famous roles include Haruko Haruhara in FLCL, Raine Sage in Tales of Symphonia, and Emma Frost in various X-Men and Marvel series.

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