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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Victor Zsasz with sound clips and images.
Victor Zsasz is a Super Villain from DC Comics whom has been with the Batman Comic Book series since the 1st issue of Batman Shadow of the Bat which came out in 1992. Victor Zsasz was once a rich man whom was in a wealthy family but when his parents died in a boating accident he became depressed and was spending all of his money on gambling (and he was 25 years old when this happened). However while Victor was gambling he lost all of his money (thanks to the Penguin) and became nihilistic and so he thought he would try to "liberate" other people of their meaningless lives and so he became a serial killer. Every time Zsasz kills someone he would make a scratch on his own body for every kill (as he calls it his "Tally count") and like most of Batman's enemies he too aspires to be the one to kill Batman and has saved a spot on his body to cut when he does.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Batman Voice Compare section we have a little something for one of the Caped Crusader's most violent enemies.... VICTOR ZSASZ! Believe it or not Victor has made his voice acted debut in the 2003 Gamecube/X-Box game from Kemco Batman Dark Tomorrow in which he was voiced by Scott Sowers. While did maintain Victor's insanely psychotic appearance well enough the voice acting on the other hand not so much. In retrospection I suppose Scott's voice for Zsasz does have a decent amount of potential for the role but the voice direction kind of dropped the ball on this one as Scott's delivery does sound flat. Granted Scott Sowers didn't exactly get all that much material to work with but still lets just say this is not one of the better performances in that game.
About a couple of years later there was a tie-in game that was based off of 2005 movie Batman Begins in which Tim Booth got to reprise his role as Victor Zsasz here. While Zsasz was a rather brief silent cameo in Batman Begins but in the game he gets a somewhat bigger role as he certainly gets a bit more talkative this time around. Anyways Booth's performance is a bit of a improvement as Tim's performance did suit Zsasz's rather insane persona pretty well as it also has a nice touch of creepiness as well. Basically while Tim Booth's performance as Zsasz is only a pretty good example of a "insane psychopath" performance but it is a good example of the voice work in the Batman Begins game.
Last but definitely not the least is Batman Arkham Asylum in which Danny Jacobs gets to take over the role here but I must say the guy was slightly mixed. At first Danny's performance did come off as a bit generic during Zsasz's Boss Battle in the game however in the "Arkham Interviews" Audio Clips that one could find in the game is where Danny really gets to shine. Danny's voice and performance for the role of Victor Zsasz was genuinely fitting as it definitely felt very creepy, insane and of course quite sinister. To make a long story short while it may not seem like it at first but Danny Jacobs' performance as Zsasz was one of his better performances and a fine example of the voice work in the game. Overall I am definitely going with Danny Jacobs the most with Tim Booth at second and Scott Sowers at a bit of a distant third.