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The Mary Sue Exclusive Reveal: Firefly Online’s Female Player Character’s Voice Actor Is…

Some Big Damn Heroes coming your way!

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Yesterday the folks behind Firefly Online, a multi-user strategic roleplaying game set in the universe of Joss Whedon’s universe, announced Wil Wheaton as the voice actor for the male player character. Today, The Mary Sue has the honor of revealing his counterpart—Courtenay Taylor!

If you’re not familiar with her face, you might be familiar with her voice. Taylor has voiced characters including Jack from Mass Effect, Lady Chaos from Starcraft II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, God of War, Dragon Age: Origins, and Regular Show.

“She was one of dozens of actors who auditioned for the role, but her performance blew us all away and was the final choice,” Andy Gore, Executive Producer for Firefly Online told The Mary Sue, “It’s a challenging part: The player character has the greatest number of lines, the most Chinese to speak, a huge range of emotions, and must be a master of the Firefly patois.”

Gore also told us, “Both the male and female player characters will be working off exactly the same script and will be presented the same choices. In space, the only thing that matters is your brain, your aim and how fast you can get to hard burn.”

Well said.

You can stay up to date on Firefly Online, set to be released Spring of 2015 on Windows and Mac OS desktop via Steam, as well as iOS and Android OS mobile devices, on their Facebook and Twitter pages, and keep up with all the latest and greatest news, information and Big Damn Hero video interviews by downloading the free Firefly Cortex app at http://www.keepflying.com/cortex.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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