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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mera with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Aquaman

Mera is the wife of Aquaman and the Queen of Atlanitis and she made her Comic Book debut in Aquaman #11 in September of 1963. Mera was actually originally from a mysterious place known as "Dimension Aqua" where she was the Queen there until before she became the Queen of Atlantis with Aquaman. Mera has been known to have plenty of powers such as enhanced strength, Aqua-kinesis, can create structures with hard water and more. Mera and Aquaman are generally known to have a good strong loving relationship with one another and they even have a son by the name of Arthur Curry Jr. 
Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 11 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Aquaman (1967)
MeraDiane Maddox
Diane Maddox
Justice League (2001)
MeraKristin Bauer
Kristin Bauer
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
MeraSirena Irwin
Sirena Irwin
Young Justice (2010)
MeraKath Soucie
Kath Soucie
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
MeraSumalee Montano
Sumalee Montano


Today on the Aquaman VC section we take a look at Aquaman's Wife... MERA! Lets begin shall we?

Diane Maddox
- I actually rather liked Diane's voice for the role as it does have a fairly regal feel to it as her performance was pretty good. (Granted Mera seems a little too easy to deceive in this show but I guess I can't fault Diane for that.) Anyways Diane's work on the role is actually not too bad and is a good example of the voice work in the show.

Kristin Bauer-  Kristin's voice for the role was pretty good but her performance definitely suited on how Mera is Aquaman's strong-mannered caring wife rather well. While its not one of the most memorable performances in the show it is a good example nevertheless.

Sirena Irwin- I actually rather liked Sirena's voice for the role as it seems to be quite a natural fit for a young queen such as Mera rather well. Sirena's performance also definitely suited on how Mera was comically depicted as the somewhat controlling but genuinely caring wife/mother figure here in the Curry family. (That and I did like on how her Mera voice does sound considerably different enough from her Lois Lane voice in that show.) Anyways to make a long story short Sirena's overall work as Mera is another pretty good example of the voice work in that show.

Kath Soucie- While one can certainly see this as an example of type-casting (Kath has been the VA of Mothers and Motherly figures ever since the 90's) but this is a fairly good example of why she is known for doing them well. While Kath's voice and performance for the role seems to focus more on how "Motherly" Mera but that is not necessarily a problem as Kath's performance for the role is pretty good. So in other words its a pretty good example of Kath's work and a good example of the voice work in the show.

Overall I admit this is another case where I am not sure who I will be going with as all of these ladies did pretty well with the role here in their own way.



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said at 4:15 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Kath Soucie
2. Kristin Bauer
3. Sumalee Montano
4. Sirena Irwin
5. Diane Maddox
said at 7:10 PM on Tue May 2 2017
Kathie and Kristen are a tie for me both know how to voice the soft and caring side of Mera

Second is Sumalee Montano did an awesome job voicing the tough and wise warrior version of her

Side note: Alison sumrall, Lydia Mackey, and Karen strassman would make good choices for Mera
said at 6:10 AM on Mon Mar 14 2016
Diana Maddox is my favorite. I think she sounds like a brave regal warrior, but she also has her fun moments as well. I also liked her interactions with Marvin Miller's Aquaman and Jerry Dexter's Aqualad.

Kath Soucie is pretty awesome. She has a very warm motherly tone and she does sound pretty regal, too.

Sirena Irwin is absolutely enjoyable. I love how she plays Mera as a more comically authoritative mother figure, and she really seems to be having fun, too.

Sumalee Montano sounds pretty cool, IMO. She focuses more on the warrior side, but she also manages to sound warm and caring (like in the scene from which this clip is taken).

Kristin Bauer is okay, but she's kinda bland at times. Could have been a lot better.
said at 1:47 PM on Fri Feb 26 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Kath Soucie's warm motherly take on Mera really clicks with me.

Sirena Irwin is a close second, she's really enjoyable in her take.

Kristin Bauer is alright, she has a good voice but I dunno lacks the right enthusiasm for the role.

Sumalee Montano I don't think was right for Mera, though I guess she works well for a more warrior like depiction but her performance is good.

Diane Maddox I feel is a product of the time, it's not bad but I don't think it's that memorable.

Kath Soucie's gonna get my vote on this one.

BONUS: Lisa Ann Beley would so totally kill it as Mera.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:08 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
@Autovolt Voicing motherly figures/characters is Soucie's specialty. She did voice Dexter's Mom from Dexter's Labratory after all.
said at 2:37 PM on Mon Jun 15 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Kath Soucie
2) Kristin Bauer
3) Sirena Irwin
4) Sumalee Montano
5) Diane Maddox
said at 10:31 AM on Wed Mar 4 2015
1) Diana Maddox
2) Sirena Irwin
3) Kath Soucie
4) Sumalee Montano
5) Kristin Bauer
said at 6:42 AM on Tue Mar 17 2015
1) Diana Maddox
2) Kath Soucie
3) Sirena Irwin
4) Sumalee Montano
5) Kristin Bauer
said at 11:16 AM on Wed Feb 11 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Sticking with Kristin Bauer, though Sumalee Montano was pretty good as Mera.
said at 8:12 AM on Tue Dec 2 2014
 1 Shout Out!
My Thoughts

Diana Maddox: Her experience with Shakespearean stage plays really paid off here. She has a very regal tone, which fits perfectly with the character and her Shakespearean performance is quite appealing.

Kristin Bauer: She is good. As you may know, I'm not a big JL/JLU fan, but her performance is good. She should reprise the role, because as much as I like her as Mera, I didn't really enjoy JL and JLU.

Sirena Irwin: I like her take. It's quite hilarious and fun to listen to (especially whenever she's trying to make Aquaman listen to her).

Kath Soucie: She has a good motherly sound which fits this version of Mera.

Overall, all of them are quite awesome, but in the end, I'll have to stick with Diana's Shakespearean take, because it really gives more appeal to the character.
said at 2:02 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
1) Diane Maddox
2) Sirena Irwin
3) Kristen Bauer
4) Kath Souice
said at 8:28 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
Diane and Kath are the best, IMO. But all these ladies were pretty good. (Though I really wish Bauer would reprise her role, because I didn't really enjoy JL or JLU that much)
said at 12:30 AM on Fri Aug 3 2012
Kath Soucie sounds like she's using her Sally voice
said at 9:21 AM on Wed Apr 25 2012
Kristin Bauer for me, though they're all good.
said at 8:22 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I have to agree with you in this one. :)
said at 11:19 PM on Wed Apr 11 2012
I'm going with Kristin Bauer, though Kath Soucie and Sirena Irwin were good, too.
said at 11:02 PM on Wed Apr 11 2012
They're all very good, but I'm going with Kristin the most with Sirena at a close second.
said at 8:44 PM on Wed Apr 11 2012
Sirena's Mera was the best. It captured the strength and toughness of the comics version, while still giving a motherly hint.
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Diane Maddox
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