Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Rahal Stmin, Nov 28, 2009.
Ok, Who's the Ultimate English Voice for Megatron?
Gotta be David Kaye from Beast Wars. He may not have been the orginal Megatron, but he gave that charatcer such personality and life. Moreso than it already had. Corey Burton would be a close second.
Yeeeeessssss, Yeeeeeessssss,( I can see Megs rubbing his little T Rex hands) David Kaye for Beast Wars/Machines.
Loved his Megatron voice in those, Corey Burton would be my 2nd in TFA.
I like David Kaye, but Corey Burton's Megatron is just supremely evil...
I put Corey Burton because I love his Animated Megatron, the only reason I put David Kaye second is because of the very mediocre Unicron Trilogy (bit his fault, bad direction and script), but phenomenal as BW Megatron
I realize I may be in a minority these days, but I think Frank Welker should always hold the place as the ultimate. He was the first and set the bar for all the ones to follow.
Granted it may not be as good as he used to be, but he will always be Megatron to me.
Animated corey burton. Just so evil, and imposing.
I really can't decide between Kaye for Beast Wars and Burton for Animated. Both were absolutely phenomenal for each personality they portrayed; Kaye as a charismatic Machiavellian and darkly humoured Megatron, and Burton as a cold, manipulative and cunning soldier.
I'm gonna have to put Kaye down simply because he made Megatron into something completely different and made it work.
...not to mention Kaye's voice is the sexiest thing I've ever heard. Goddamn <3
Honestly, much as I love Kaye, I'm stuck between Burton and Weaving.
Burton epitomizes the calculating ruthlessness of Megatron, but Weaving really nails the sheer fury of the character. RotF let him play a few more shades than "I need the Allspark!"
Yeah, for G1 Megatron, I have to say I like Corey Burton's Animated Megs voice the most... the best blend of chilling menace and personality. Welker is the original, but somehow I never warmed to his raspy Megatron. As a kid in the 80's, I always liked Leonard Nimoy's Galvatron much better.
But as others have mentioned, I think David Kaye deserves a special mention for Beast Wars Megatron. His comical villainy and megalomaniacal quirks make him the most vibrant Megatron of them all, though I have a hard time comparing him with the others, since BW Megs really does feel the most like a completely separate character. Also, while perfect for BW Megs, his voice feels a bit too cartoony somehow for a "regular" Megatron.
Corey F*cking Burton.
It's just .... bitchin'.
Kaye's BW Megatron was just all around genious, and pretty much perfect.
Burton's Animated Megatron is a close second, but I just didn't like it as much.
David Kaye, a winner is you!
G1 Frank Welker for the WIN!
It has to be Mr Kaye for BW/BM Megs, although I loved Corey Burtons take on the character. Welker is always awesome, but in a career spanning as wide as his, I wouldn't say that's his defining role.
Easily Welker. I like the raspiness.
Movieverse isn't too bad. David Kaye is great as well.
Sorry Corey Butron but I loathe the Animated Megatron voice. LOVE your other TF work though!
I think I'm going to have to vote for Weaving. Kaye and Burton are both great in their respective series and really nail the suave and cunning Megatron, but Weaving brings a whole new level of menace that no other Megatron voice has.
As for Welker, I never liked his Megatron voice. He sounds more like a cranky old man with asthma than an evil robot warlord, to me. Welker has certainly done plenty of good character voices, but I personally don't think Megatron was among them.
Can't really say anything about RID Megs. It's been so long since I've seen RID that I can't even remember what he sounded like.
David Kaye portrayed a very awesome and noble sounding villain. He gets my vote.
Corey Burton and Hugo Weaving are also excellent Megatrons. Corey Burton provides a different angle on the "noble evil" villain with a Megatron who comes across as the ultimate chessmaster. Hugo Weaving's deep, growling Megatron portrays the rage and power of the character. His Megatron sounds the best suited for barking commands over the din of a battlefield.
I've got to give props to Frank Welker for providing the voice of the original Megatron which was awesome in its own way, although I feel as though I've been spoiled with the elegant David Kaye Megatron, cold plotting Corey Burton Megatron and "so angry I'll tear you in two - yes, you, Jazz" Hugo Weaving Megatron.
Frank Welker, with Unicron Trilogy Kaye a close second.
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