Two months after cutting ties with its former voice actor, HoYoverse is giving Tighnari a new voice this patch 3.6. The Chief Officer of the Forest Rangers will now be voiced by Zachary Gordon, an American film and voice actor who’s well-known for playing Greg Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series.
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The news came last April 11, 2023, from Genshin Impact’s official social media pages, and the fanbase quickly praised the award-winning game for this move. Some even drew Tighnari with his best pal Cyno as characters in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid children’s book series, warmly welcoming Zachary to this fanbase who knows no shortage of memes.
These are actually hilarious pic.twitter.com/HFqi8AQGfL
— ☡ach 🦊🍃 (@ZacharyGordon) April 12, 2023
Having been an actor since he was 8, Zachary Gordon has appeared in many popular films and TV programs such as How I Met Your Mother, 24, The Good Doctor, and National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He came to fame after landing the role of Gregory “Greg” Heffley, a middle-schooler who is the main protagonist of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film adaptations.
His voice acting roles include Shichigoto’s adoptive son, Kotaro, in Afro Samurai: Resurrection and the baby version of the selfless giraffe Melman in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He also voiced an Imperial technician in the Star Wars Rebels TV show.
Zachary Gordon is not a new name in the video game industry either, as he already gave life to Hayner, the impulsive adventurer from Twilight Town in Kingdom Hearts III. Mafia: Definitive Edition is another video game he worked on.
He now voices Tighnari, Genshin Impact’s first-ever 5-star Dendro character.
Tighnari is an honest and straightforward botanist who graduated from the Sumeru Akademiya. As the leader of the Forest Rangers in Avidya Forest, he plays a major role in the Sumeru Arc by directing the Traveller to the Akademiya and fighting alongside Dehya to stop a Fatui scheme and rescue Lesser Lord Kusanali.
Given that Tighnari is still a fairly new character and we’re only in the third of seven nations, we’re excited to see how the character will grow with the help of his new voice actor.
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