(Opinion) Ideal Voice Cast of the IDW 2005-18 Series

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  1. Illyricus

    Illyricus Well-Known Member

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    I've been compiling a list of the actors whose voices I mentally read the lines of certain characters as, and I thought I would share what I've made so far. This is a work in progress, and you guys are more than welcome to post your own lists.

    Optimus Prime and Ironhide: Peter Cullen

    Megatron and Kup: Corey Burton

    Starscream: Sam Riegel

    Bumblebee: Johnny Young Bosch

    Ratchet: Jeffrey Combs

    Soundwave, Wheelie, Rumble, and Frenzy: Frank Welker

    Prowl: Jeff Bennet

    Thundercracker: Michael Dobson

    Skywarp: Richard Epcar

    Shockwave: David Sobolov

    Ravage: Lee Tockar

    Overlord: David Kaye

    Galvatron: Leonard Nimoy

    Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime: Judd Nelson

    Blurr: Brian Drummond (normal voice), John Moschitta (hyper voice)

    Tarn: Keith David

    Arcee: Sumalee Montano

    Nemesis Prime: Paul Dobson

    Jetfire: Brian Drummond

    Silverbolt and Rattrap: Scott McNeil

    Red Alert: Brian Dobson

    Scorponok, Whirl, and Cyclonus: Don Brown

    Grimlock: Greg Berger

    Swoop: Michael Bell

    Hardhead: Alvin Sanders
     
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    I'd go with Steve Blum (Duke in Resolute) for Prowl. Prowl in IDW is a very gruff and no-nonsense kind of bot. Pretty serious departure from Jeff Bennet, who should probably voice Ultra Magnus.
     
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    Rodimus will forever be Jimmy Neutron's Sheen Estevez to me. Tell me this isn't a IDW Rodimus reaction:
     
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    I’m now thinking that Chris Pratt would fit MTMTE Rodimus similar to his role as Star-Lord Peter Quill.
     
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    Benedict Cumberbatch as Brainstorm.
    David Troughton or Peter Capaldi as Ratchet.
    Bit of an off-beam choice perhaps, but I'm going to suggest Tom Baker as Megatron. Yes, that Tom Baker. This Megatron should sound old, and with the ability to sound either incredibly poetic, or incredibly evil, depending on how you read the conversation, mixed with an air of deep sadness and wistful remembrance for what might have been, which Baker could do extremely well.
     
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    Rahul Kohli, on the grounds that he should get all Chris Pratt's roles and everyone would be happier, plus he has a really cute voice.

    I read Ravage as someone who could be either male or female... for male, Adrian Pasdar I think.
     
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    Helen Keller.

    2018+ IDW TF books don't exist in my world.
     
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    Okay, thanks for sharing. I've always vibed with Bill Wurtz as Brainstorm, even though I'm not sure why. Maybe something about imagining Wurtz's calm, deadpan voice paired with a character as chaotic as Brainstorm just makes me laugh.
     
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    For me it's David Kaye as Tarn and...
    Alex Jones as Whirl.

    All jokes aside my headcanon voice for Whirl is Danny Devito and I have no clue why but it's hilarious.
     
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    For some reason I pictured Danny Devio as Bumble Bee.
     
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