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'''[[Maddie Blaustein|Madeline Joan Blaustein]]''', commonly credited as '''Maddie Blaustein''', was a voice actress who provided many of the voices of the [[4Kids]] [[dub]] of the [[Pokémon anime]], most famously {{MTR}} of [[Team Rocket]].
'''[[Brock]]''' (Japanese: '''タケシ''' ''Takeshi'') is the [[Gym Leader|Leader]] of the [[Pewter City]] [[Pewter City Gym|Gym]] and one of the main characters of the {{pkmn|anime}}. In all forms of Pokémon canon, he is noted to specialize in {{type2|Rock}} Pokémon, though since his introduction has been seen to spread out, most especially in the anime.
 
   
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Blaustein was born on October 9, 1960 in Long Island, New York, USA, as '''Adam John Blaustein'''. She was a male-to-female {{wp|transexualism|transexual}}.
In the anime, Brock has been featured in every episode from his introduction in ''[[EP005|Showdown at Pewter City]]'' to the present, notably with the exception of a brief period of time during the [[Pokémon: The Adventures in the Orange Islands|Orange Islands arc]]. He is voiced by うえだゆうじ [[Yūji Ueda]] in the original Japanese and [[Eric Stuart]] ([[4Kids]]) and [[Bill Rogers]] ([[PUSA]]). He notably focuses more on caring for his Pokémon than battling them, a likely carryover from the care he had for [[Brock's siblings|his younger brothers and sisters]] while their parents, [[Lola]] and {{an|Flint}}, were away.
 
   
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In addition to being a voice actress, Blaustein was also an artist and writer. She had written and edited for {{wp|Marvel Comics}} and, at the time of her death, was the senior digital artist at {{wp|DC Comics}}. She created the character of Rubber-Band Man from the cartoon {{wp|Static Shock}}. Blaustein was an artist in [http://www.trannyroadshow.org Tranny Road Show], a performing group composed of {{wp|transgender}}ed artists and performers. She had also collaborated with Gina Kamentsky on the cartoon ''Platform 6''. She also coached [[Kayzie Rogers]] for anime voice acting.
In the games, Brock is a noted [[fossil]] enthusiast, digging in [[Mt. Moon]], which is nearby his hometown, for rare fossils of Pokémon that went extinct eons before the present. Due to this, he is shown to have both a {{p|Kabutops}} and an {{p|Omastar}} when he is challenged in battle during [[Generation II]].
 
   
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It was reported on December 16, 2008 that Blaustein had passed away in her sleep on the previous Thursday after a short illness.
Brock was featured in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game|TCG]] in the {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} and {{TCG|Gym Challenge}} expansions, as well as in the Japan-exclusive {{TCG|Pokémon VS}} and {{TCG|5th Movie Half Deck|fifth}}, {{TCG|8th Movie Half Deck|eighth}}, {{TCG|9th Movie Half Deck|ninth}} movie {{TCG|half deck}}s. Of the cards belonging to him, most referenced either the anime or [[Pokémon Special]] manga versions of him.
 
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Revision as of 01:26, 17 December 2008

Madeline Joan Blaustein, commonly credited as Maddie Blaustein, was a voice actress who provided many of the voices of the 4Kids dub of the Pokémon anime, most famously Meowth of Team Rocket.

Blaustein was born on October 9, 1960 in Long Island, New York, USA, as Adam John Blaustein. She was a male-to-female transexual.

In addition to being a voice actress, Blaustein was also an artist and writer. She had written and edited for Marvel Comics and, at the time of her death, was the senior digital artist at DC Comics. She created the character of Rubber-Band Man from the cartoon Static Shock. Blaustein was an artist in Tranny Road Show, a performing group composed of transgendered artists and performers. She had also collaborated with Gina Kamentsky on the cartoon Platform 6. She also coached Kayzie Rogers for anime voice acting.

It was reported on December 16, 2008 that Blaustein had passed away in her sleep on the previous Thursday after a short illness.

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