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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Spellbinder with sound clips and images.
Spellbinder is one of the various members of the Rogues Gallery in the Batman Franchise whom made his Comic Book Debut in Detective Comics #358 in December of 1966. Spellbinder has had a few alter egos over the years (though there were certain stories where Spellbinder had no known alter ego) but they all have one thing in common is that Spellbinder is an illusionist. To be more precise Spellbinder's only power is to make his (or in certain stories her) victims to have hallucinatory visions in which Spellbinder can take advantage of this in various sorts of ways (though how Spellbinder got those powers depends on which alter ego we are talking about). While Spellbinder is primarily known as an enemy of Batman he has occasionally been a foe of the Justice League as well.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Batman VC section we take a look at another one of Batman's lesser known foes... SPELLBINDER! Let us begin...
Jon Cypher- Jon plays the role of Spellbinder as a disgruntled high school psychologist whom became a super villain since he hates being underpaid. (Though it does raise some questions on how if his salary is so meager than how was he able to afford the hypnosis equipment that he uses?) Jon's attempt at a German accent is alright but his performance suit Spellbinder's arrogant nature in the show rather well. Basically Jon's work as Spellbinder is another good example of the voice work in the show.
Michael Massee- Michael seemed to be trying to go for a creepy and raspy voice for the role which is a very good idea (especially considering how Spellbinder was designed in this show) but Michael's voice for the role was okay. Granted Michael does try to give Spellbinder a creepy and ominous voice but it is a bit too light, I mean its not bad per say but its not quite creepy enough to me. But other than that Michael's performance for the role is pretty good as he plays Spellbinder as a rather enigmatic foe rather well. So in other words its a pretty good example of Michael's work and of the voice work in the show at best.
Overall neither one of these guys are "perfect" per say but while I liked them both I will go with Jon Cypher a bit more here.