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    Doraemon (2014-2015; US Dub)

    Gender: Male
    Type: Obnoxious Loudmouth
    Corrupted Gadget-Cat
    The Dark Side of Doraemon
    Age: Unknown
    Species: Gadget-Cat
    Portrayed by: Mona Marshall (US)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Doraemon (2005 anime) (Disney XD US dub; 2014-2015)
    First appearance: 15 December 1969 (actual)
    All the Way From the Future World (flanderized; 2014)
    Last appearance: Big G's Big Show

    Singer or Big G? (flanderized; 2015

    #MS-903 "Doraemon", or simply Doraemon (ドラえもん Doraemon), is the titular deuteragonist of the Doraemon franchise. Manufactured in the factory in the 22nd century, the robot is sent back in time by his owner Sewashi Nobi to help out Sewashi's miserably unlucky great-great-grandfather, "Nobita Nobi" (a.k.a. "Noby" in the US English dub) in becoming a successful person having a bright future.

    In general, he is one of the most beloved anime characters and a cultural icon, especially in his home country Japan. When his 2005 reboot show was brought to the United States on Disney XD, unfortunately, he was heavily flanderized in that dub. He is voiced by Mona Marshall.

    Why This Version of Him is No Gadget Cat from the Future

    NOTE: This page will only be talking about his behavior in the US English dub of the 2005 anime as his original counterpart is likable.

    1. To get the elephant out of the room, the US dub severely flanderized him to become almost nothing like his original Japan counterpart; instead of being friendly and intelligent, he is now a painfully annoying, irritating, obnoxious jerk and a bratty prick who had nearly all of his charm and likability sucked out, and, as a result, had his negative qualities and character flaws cranked and dialed up to eleven.
    2. He is a petty jerk to Nobita, as he constantly scolds him over the slightest things.
    3. He is a crybaby at times.
    4. His US dub voice, which is provided by Mona Marshall is extremely annoying, unpleasant, and harsh to listen to, with the worst offenders being his crying, screaming, and scolding.
    5. The US dub ends with him giving Nobita a voice changer pill that changes his voice; while Nobita did ask him to change his voice back to normal, he refuses to listen to him and just smirks and laughs semi-sadistically.
    6. He mostly avoids showing any empathy towards Nobita and will act insensitively instead.
    7. He is very irresponsible for letting Nobita use his gadgets for his own needs which at times leads to him getting into trouble. His irresponsibility in the usage of his gadgets also results in trouble for others.
    8. He doesn't get punished for his actions, which makes him a bit of a Karma Houdini.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He still has his moments of being a nice person and having his original personality. And is far better in the original dub.
    2. His design remains unchanged and is still good.
    3. Despite his irresponsibility, his scolding of Nobita is somewhat justified since he often uses his gadgets for his own selfish needs and his amusement.
    4. Some of his actions remain the same due to it being a dub.
    5. Although the execution was pretty bad, the concept of bringing a character who barely had any recognition in the US whatsoever is a very clever idea.
    6. Despite him being flanderized, he didn't lower the show too badly, and the US dub is still amusing to watch.


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