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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Red Skull with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Tue Oct 19 2010, 140 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, TylerMirage, UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
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The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Red SkullPaul Kligman
Paul Kligman
Spider-Man (1981) (1981)
Red SkullPeter Cullen
Peter Cullen
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Red SkullPeter Cullen
Peter Cullen
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Red SkullDavid Warner
David Warner
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Red SkullEarl Boen
Earl Boen
X-Men (1992)
Red SkullCedric Smith
Cedric Smith
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
Red SkullMark Hamill
Mark Hamill
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Red SkullSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)
Red SkullKeith Ferguson
Keith Ferguson
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Red SkullCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Red SkullLiam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien

EDITOR'S OPINION

Since this is such a pretty big VC I think I will keep this review fairly short...

My choices are pretty much a tie of Earl Boen, Steve Blum and Peter Cullen (though I am more thinking of his Spiderman 81 series voice, granted his work on Amazing Friends wasn't bad though). Most of the other Red Skull voices are pretty good though, the weakest is probably David Warner when he voiced Red Skull in his Cameo appearance in the 4th season of the 1994 Spiderman series. Normally I would genuinely respect David Warner's work and I know its a brief cameo but still it does feel to be a bit of a miscast here. But still like I said before I liked most of them but I am going with Earl Boen, Steve Blum and Peter Cullen the most.


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Fulgore2005
said at 10:02 AM on Fri Jun 13 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
You know something? I think Liam O'Brien does an awesome job as Red Skull. I think this and Nightcrawler are Liam's best roles with Marvel.

But my vote stays with Keith Ferguson. He really gets to have fun with the role, and is downright menacing too.
Troodon2
said at 11:35 PM on Fri May 30 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
While Steve's performance totally blew me with the audio clip... well, Steve is just plain Steve.

It's just another Steve Blum character that can be placed with any other, So I'm gonna have to go with Liam saddly.
gaurdianaq
said at 3:22 PM on Sun May 25 2014
I'm torn between steve blum and liam o'brien... both are excellent.
SideBurn
said at 3:17 AM on Tue May 20 2014
Liam kinda sounds like his Nightcrawler
webmastersage
said at 2:30 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I'm going with O'Brien!!!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:23 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
Seeing Liam in the newest AA episode, he really does prove to be an awesome Skull. He's got a commanding voice and a performance that just screams "guy in charge" and had a rather calculating smoothness to his voice. Plus his accent was decent, not the best German accent but pretty good.

Steve was good...at first but he would later be pretty inconstant. He'd lose the accent and would change in how high he'd go. Not helped that Skull was portrayed as your typical cheesey villain, he acted more like Skeletor than the leader of a Nazi organization. Also his accent didn't seem very German at times.

Peter and Mark are tied for my second favorite, both had power in their voice and decent accents.

The others are just kinda typical villain voices.
GraveMan88
said at 8:52 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Steve wins it for me. He's pretty much exactly how I imagined the Red Skull sounding. However Liam does a fantastic job going with a somewhat different approach, so he makes a very close second.
Ross123
said at 10:16 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
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My vote has to go to Earl Bowen. Why? Because he sounds more menacing out of all the others in my opinion.

Steve is 2nd as I like his calm voice that he uses for Red Skull.

Liam O'Brain is 3rd because he sounds menacing though can be forced at times.

Peter did better in his 2nd take as he did not fit to start off with.

Cedric Smith is pretty good as is Keith.

Mark & Charlie don't fit. Though with that said, Mark could have done a lot better.

Paul earns my respect for being the 1st voice for Skull which isn't easy.

As for David, well, he has to be my least favourite due to the fact that there was no German accent there. It sounded way to English. I know David is from England but the part about being a VA is to learn how to change you're accent.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:48 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
I think I'll go with Steve Blum, he sounds very wicked and scary. I do like Liam O'Brien. He seems a bit more calm(for lack of a better word), but it works well, IMO.

I would like to hear Mark Hamill do a series version of him. I don't see why he couldn't.
spencermalley935
said at 7:03 PM on Sat Nov 16 2013
After watching the Brave and the Bold episode featuring the Justice Society, I think Clancy Brown would be a solid Red Skull based on his voicework as Per Degaton.
Lion's Edge
said at 2:53 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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Steve Blum. Just... Steve Blum.

The German accent, the raspy throatiness, the cold edge... THIS is the kind of voice you'd imagine from a Nazi leader and one of the most evil individuals of the entire Marvel Universe.

Liam O'Brien and Keith Ferguson tie for a close second place to me.
VctrBnsn
said at 7:52 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
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I think Troy Baker would make a great Red Skull, then again, what character WOULDN'T he be good at.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:46 PM on Wed Nov 6 2013
@VctrBnsn Ditto with Dee Bradley Baker. He already has the German background. ;-D
Xymor
said at 5:45 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Dee Bradley Baker as red skull would be a huge miscasting,just because he can do a german accent doest mean that he would be a good choice,i just can`t imagine any of his voices fitting the red skull
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:09 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Xymor I'm imagining his Ra's al Ghul with a German accent. It wouldn't be as awesome as Steve Blum's, obviously, but it'll still be pretty good.
Comicfan117
said at 9:50 AM on Fri Mar 7 2014
@VctrBnsn Well no offense, but I do think there are some characters he can't voice
VctrBnsn
said at 10:31 AM on Fri Mar 7 2014
@Comicfan117 Well that goes without saying, no VA has an infinite range, no matter how talented. Still I imagine Troy doing Red Skull basically with his Sinestro voice, adding a German accent.
Comicfan117
said at 10:39 AM on Fri Mar 7 2014
@VctrBnsn Yeah I think he could. Troy is talented, but I don't think he could do the entire characters from Looney Tunes
VctrBnsn
said at 12:46 PM on Fri Mar 7 2014
@Comicfan117 Now that's a talent reserved only to the few and worthy. ;-)
Comicfan117
said at 6:41 PM on Fri Mar 7 2014
@VctrBnsn or probably Krillin
pete
said at 7:59 AM on Sat Apr 26 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Dee using his Klaus from American Dad would work, though a bit deeper.
Xymor
said at 8:47 AM on Fri Sep 6 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Steven Blum is the definitive red skull,because he sounds menacing,inteligent,does a decent accent and his deep,sinister voice naturallly blends with the character.While the other VAs sound mostly like generic germans,this was a new take on the red skulls voice that worked out perfectly.

Liam O Brien and Keith Ferguson are decent,even if they ,as i mentioned before, sound generic,they still have a threatning presence to their performences and really nail the accents.

Mark Hamill should not be compared with the others,his version is a cartoony parody like all the other marvel characters in TSHSS,and for what it is he does a great and hilarious job.However his video game stand in Charlie Adler is flat out horrible.

Earl Boen is pretty bad,he to high-pitched and his accent is way over the top,he sound pretty much like a parody of evil nazi stereotype

Cedric Smith to put it simply,is ****ing terrible
LordofEvil96
said at 8:29 AM on Wed Sep 4 2013
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I'm going with Liam O'Brien. He sounds more like Hugo Weaving and his accent is pretty much flawless.

I don't hate Steve's take on the character but the accent kind of bugged me. While the acting is very strong his accent sounded more Russian then German.
Spider-Fox
said at 12:45 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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1. Steve Blum (I just think he's great in the role as the most EVIIILLL being in the Marvel U. Cool, calm, controlled, but with an undeniable threat to it.)
2. Liam O'Brien (Same reasons as Steve but I think he lacks the force and menace of Steve)
3. Cedric Smith (The standard "Evil Nazi" take but done brilliantly.)
4. Earl Boen (Similar to Mr. Smith but not quite as good)
5. Keith Ferguson (A good amount of menace and power)

Special mention to Mark Hamill who might have made my list in a more serious take.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:36 AM on Tue Jul 16 2013
To elaborate more on my view:

My favourite in this VC is Keith Ferguson. He just has an excellent sense of "menacing evil" for perhaps the most evil villain from Marvel.

Steve Blum is actually pretty good. But he doesn't sound nearly as intimidating and evil as Keith.

I'm very surprised with Liam's take. Honestly, this wasn't the kind of character I expected him to voice, but it does work.

A guy that deserves a mention is Mark Hamill. He's just downright hilarious, and fun to listen to too.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:38 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
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I imagine these character as having a deep, commanding, cool and calm voice, but who would also sound terrifying when he gets pissed off. Steve Blum gets the first part right, but I've never found him intimidating when he yells and I haven't even seen the show.

Still, I think Steve's the clear winner here, IMO.

I don't have much to say about the rest of them, except for Mark Hamill. Why? He's freaking hilarious! He sounds like a totally off-his-rocker, senile, maniacal old man. I almost want to check out Super Hero Squad right now just so I can hear him do this hilarious, hammy voice some more.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:30 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy "I imagine this character"
pokemastanumba1
said at 2:30 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
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You know, CatsTuxedo was right; a vast majority of DC/Marvel fans are sometimes just voting based on their favorite show, rather than the actual performances, and this VC is a perfect example. I mean, how many of you have actually read the comics, or watched the live-action CA movie.

I'd say that the poll should be reset, but then people will probably jump back on the same bandwagon again. -_-
VctrBnsn
said at 4:31 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Wait, whats wrong with Steve Blum? I think he's good. He's no longer my favorite (Liam took that prize, even though I don't care for the series). People are probably voting based on there fav series, but I don't know if this is a perfect example of that. I say the X-Men compares are more biased. But like I said before, I listen to every clip. I even really enjoy Peter Cullan's and Cedric Smith's takes.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:58 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 http://replygif.net/i/285.gif
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:49 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Weren't a bunch of people just telling you that your idea of Skull's character was off? Now you're saying that other people are- screw it- I'm not doing this.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:51 AM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@Nightmare Crusher *applauds*
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:35 AM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@pokemastanumba1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztVMib1T4T4
GerPer92
said at 3:11 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@pokemastanumba1 I don't even like Blum and the Show as much as others do. And still I picture his voice the closest thing to what I hear when reading his lines in the comics.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:20 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
As long as you're voting for your actual favorite performance, it's fine; it doesn't matter who you vote for, or who's currently winning. But just by looking at the poll, I get the feeling that people are just jumping onto a bandwagon like with many other DC/Marvel VCs. Not to mention Blum's popularity; I know that he won the record for voicing the most video game character roles, but lots of people have been worshipping him like a god, and pretending that no other VAs even exist ever since he won that record. It's been really annoying.

Anyway, that's all I'm saying and no offense intended. I just hope that the poll can be reset, and we can all move on and get along. :)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:25 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@pokemastanumba1 If it doesn't matter who's winning then why do you want the poll to be reset? If you think people will jump on the same bandwagon why do you want the poll to be reset? Is there any reason? Are you honestly complaining about a popular actor being popular? Do you think that without winning a mostly unrelated world record Steve Blum wouldn't be winning the pool? What are trying to accomplish? What possessed to write this, "I mean, how many of you have actually read the comics, or watched the live-action CA movie." like you're the only one who knows Skull's character after several people told you that you didn't? That's projecting. Why do I care? Why am I asking these questions? WHY? WHY? WHY?
*rant over*
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:27 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@pokemastanumba1 We're not undoing almost 90 votes just because you're personally unhappy with the results. End of story. It wouldn't even change anything, really, because people would make the same votes they did before.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:21 AM on Tue Jul 16 2013
Someone please just delete this thread.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:28 PM on Thu Jul 25 2013
To set the record straight, it's fine if you like a certain VA/show/performance. The problem is that a lot of people don't look at things more objectively, and let bias/opinions cloud their vision and judgment. If we don't bother listening to each performance and actually voting for which one we actually thought fit the character best, then voice compares wouldn't be a good addition to BTVA.

I admit that I can be biased/opinionated at times, but the results of this poll are ridiculous.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:07 PM on Thu Jul 25 2013
@pokemastanumba1 http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9uznjy9Kj1rw9er3.gif
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:05 PM on Thu Jul 25 2013
@pokemastanumba1 http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/eye-roll.gif
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:01 AM on Fri Jul 26 2013
@pokemastanumba1 http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/3695268/stop-whining-o.gif
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:26 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
@pokemastanumba1 @NCZ @Nightmare Crusher @TheVengeanceKnight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPMsHIPpkYY
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:06 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy

http://02varvara.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/01-how-about-no-bear.jpg?w=800

:-P
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:08 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight http://youtu.be/Cbx4jNYDqJI?t=8s

>:D
Silence
said at 1:10 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Liam wins this one for me.
Silence
said at 12:27 AM on Mon Jul 1 2013
@Silence But with that said, Steve Blum and Earl Boen are great as well as Red Skull. Mark Hamill is also 2 words: FREAKING HILARIOUS!
Lpfan120
said at 8:02 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
1. Earl Boen
2. Steve Blum
3. Liam O'Brien
4. Mark Hamill

Also, does anyone else think Fred Tatasciore would be a good Red Skull?
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:41 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Lpfan120 Yeah, definitely. Fred Tatasciore would make a great Red Skull!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:13 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Lpfan120 Ironic as I was thinking about Fred as Red Skull
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:42 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I don't think any of them are really perfect for the role. None have the power and command Red Skull should have, I don't really beleive any of them control an entire organization.
Kieth and Mark are the closest, the others are just meh to me
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:12 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
Replace Kieth with Liam, Liam was a lot better and did have the power that some of the others didn't
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:55 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
Hugo Weaving, Liam O'Brien, and Mark Hamill.
Torak
said at 4:16 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I wish Liam had used his nightcrawler voice, except lowering it significantly. He would be amazing as Red Skull. But alas, as good as an actor he is, NO one can top Steve Blum! :-p
Torak
said at 4:18 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@Torak I guess it was the direction that brought him down slightly (Liam) because I know he could have done better...
VGAfanatic
said at 10:37 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@Torak If he had used his exact Nightcrawler voice, it wouldn't have worked. Basically, they needed to take the accent and make it more powerful, like a commander of an army should be. Basically, I think it's just fine, but I respect that you have your opinion, too.
Torak
said at 11:46 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@VGAfanatic I didn't say use his EXACT voice for Nightcrawler, I meant like adding some power and deepening it a lot, then it would've been awesome!
VGAfanatic
said at 12:29 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
I'm really liking Liam O'Brien's take on the character. Having played Nightcrawler, he's definitely got experience with a German accent.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:19 PM on Mon May 6 2013
Paul Kligman - Should of had a stronger German accent.
Peter Cullan - Actually pretty good.
David Warner - Meh.
Earl Boen - Better than David.
Cedric Smith - I actually kinda like t.
Mark Hamill - Sometimes a little deep, but overall pretty good.
Steven Blum - Sometimes a little light, sometimes he slips into his regular speaking voice. But when he gets it right, like in the clip, he is perfect.
Keith Ferguson - I don't really like his accent. Could be better.
Charlie Adler - Just his Dr. Doom voice. Meh.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:38 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@VctrBnsn I REALLY like Liam O'Brien. It reminds me very much of Hugo Weaving. In fact, I may like it more than Steven Blum's.
Fulgore2005
said at 2:13 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
I'm going to go outside the popular choice and vote for Keith Ferguson. I like his German accent the best.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:39 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
If Charlie used his Cobra Commander voice with a German accent, pefection.
Kinda feels like he was told "Just use a voice for a villain...eh good enough"
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:06 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@Music Meister Yeah, that "German Cobra Commander" would've been ever better! :D
pete
said at 11:59 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@Music Meister If Charlie does a serious version he just may.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:48 AM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@Music Meister Eh, I still can't see it fitting, IMO.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 11:54 PM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight It Would be Intresting.

Remember, Cobra Commander is the Only Terrorist Leader you'll Ever Like.
skeletonking1234
said at 8:32 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
1. Steve Blum
2. Mark Hamill
3. Keith Ferguson
4. Earl Boen
5. Peter Cullen
6. Charlie Adler
7. David Warner
8. Paul Kligman
9. Cedric Smith
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:33 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
# 1 - Mark Hamill.
# 2 - Steve Blum.
# 3 - Keith Ferguson.
# 4 - Charlie Adler.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@MilanTheVillain01

# 1 - Mark Hamill.
# 2 - Liam O'Brien.
# 3 - Steve Blum.
# 4 - Keith Ferguson.
# 5 - Charlie Adler.
Torak
said at 3:14 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Charlie would've made a great Red Skull with more material; but Steve Blum is the best Red Skull of all time, followed closly by Hugo Weaving (Not here) :)
coolgeek176
said at 6:05 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
Charlie is okay but Steve Blum is still better.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 5:33 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
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Gee, the Super Hero Squad's really in love with Charlie, ain't it?

Don't get me wrong, I'm usually a fan of Adler's work, but the voice director for this franchise obviously isn't using him to his full potential; his characters here are starting to sound rather samey.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:05 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
Charlie Adler added. Apologies for the relative low quality of the clip.
coolgeek176
said at 5:38 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Steve Blum is by far my favorite Red Skull. I even like him more than Hugo Weaving.
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:21 PM on Wed Sep 19 2012
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Hugo Weaving is by far the best Red Skull, but out of these guys, I'd pick Earl Boen, Mark Hamill, and Steve Blum.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:43 AM on Mon Nov 5 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Steve Blum >>>>>>> Hugo Weaving. ;-)
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:08 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight You obviously didn't watch the CA movie...
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:14 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@pokemastanumba1 I did, and I wasn't impressed by Weaving's Skull.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:26 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight ...Were you even watching the same movie?
GerPer92
said at 4:44 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@pokemastanumba1
I wasn't that impressed by Weaving either. Mainly because the Skull's cruelty got pretty cut down (and because it's a ****ty movie :P)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:38 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@GerPer92 The movie was great, Skull wasn't, IMO.
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:54 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
Well, Red Skull isn't a "heartless, cold-blooded tyrant" kind of villain (or at least not all the time), so it made perfect sense, particularly given the context of the movie. BTW, the movie isn't that great, nor is it really bad in any way, but Hugo Weaving really sold it for me. ;-D
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:43 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@pokemastanumba1

"Red Skull isn't a "heartless, cold-blooded tyrant" kind of villain"

YES HE IS.
GerPer92
said at 12:43 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight You beat me to it^^
Red Skull is BY FAR the most cruel and heinous human villain in the whole Marvel Universe.
pokemastanumba1
said at 4:48 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
Don't know about you guys, but I'd hardly consider an average German solider with a pink head as much of a legitimate threat. ._.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:50 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
@pokemastanumba1 It's a lot more than looks that makes a villain a credible threat. The Joker is essentially a clown in a suit. Darth Maul is some guy with a lot of tattoos. Sephiroth is a prettyboy with long, flowing hair. What makes a villain truly threatening and who they are as a character isn't their looks, but their personality, their actions, and their motivations. You know what they say about judging a book by its cover.
coolgeek176
said at 6:51 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Red Skull is definitely not an average German soldier. He is a genius. Most average German soldiers could not think of coming up with most of his plans to kill Captain America. Also he was trained directly under Hitler himself.
pokemastanumba1
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
Ok so he's got the brains, but that alone doesn't mean much; how many times have his plans actually worked, after all? And he doesn't even have any of his own superhuman abilities to speak of. Also, "he was trained directly under Hitler himself" ? o.0 Where did you get that from?

But, I suppose you have a point about looks not being everything.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:39 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Batman and Spider-Man don't have any superhuman abilities, but they're two of the best heroes ever. And obviously, the villains aren't going to win. That's one of the basic rules of fiction--good always triumphs. Pretty much 90% of villains in all of fiction have had their plans fail, so being beaten by the heroes is hardly a Red Skull-only thing.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:31 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@NCZ Spidey does have super strength, writers keep forgetting that.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:32 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Red Skull is an incredibly terrible person. I think the complete monster article on TV Tropes sums him up pretty well.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Okay, there's that. I'm not horribly familiar with Spider-Man; I've only seen a few episodes of the '90s show when I was a kid and the Amazing Spider-Man movie. Also Marvel VS Capcom 2.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:36 AM on Wed Jun 12 2013
Here's the link of what Nightmare Crusher's talking about:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/RedSkull
pokemastanumba1
said at 12:35 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
For the record, TV Tropes is NOT a credible source. What they say doesn't really prove anything. And based on all the Marvel cartoons I've seen, there's not much which suggests that Red Skull is the "most cruel and heinous human villain" as said before.
GerPer92
said at 1:31 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Read the comics ;)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:34 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 I'm going to disengage from further debate because this is starting to sound like your Wikipedia argument about Viewtiful Joe.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:39 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 ...that page on TV Tropes outright cited the works they were talking about. Just because the information has been added by fans doesn't make it untrue.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:40 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I'm with you on this one.
The Doctor
said at 3:54 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@pokemastanumba1 That's because cartoons aren't allowed to show Red Skull's true nature.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:34 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@NCZ In response to your "what makes a villain truly threatening" statement, Sephiroth also has one of the greatest theme songs ever... I haven't even played the game, but if someone was coming to kick my butt with that music surrounding them I would run away screaming.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy In response to your comment about Sephiroth's theme: immediately, I went and listened to it. Just the first 40 seconds ALONE were enough to make me soil my pants. O_O
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:34 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@DreamMaster08X Which version did you listen to? My personal favorite one is the Advent Children Complete version (it's almost exactly seven minutes). Glad you liked it though!
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 9:30 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I think I listened to the Advent Children version as well. It's so flippin fantastic that though I have absolutely no knowledge of the character, the music already makes me want to bow down in fear of his presence!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:29 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08X It's around as if not MORE awesome than the Imperial March! In my opinion anyway.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 11:33 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Sephiroth Theme >>>>>>>>>>>>> Imperial March

The Imperial March is a masterful classic of course, but yes, the latter piece blows it out of the water.

Here's a visual to help what it would look like if the two were pitted against each other in a fight:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyf-l95Moaw
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:53 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08X Darth Vader would be killed in about five seconds, actually. Sephiroth is apparently strong enough to slice apart buildings and even though I haven't actually played the game and I can't confirm this: he apparently has an ability so powerful it can destroy an entire solar system. I have no idea if that's true or not but I think at one point in Final Fantasy VII he gets that powerful.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:47 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Yep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTc9sLmOR0A

Sephiroth's power level is, to put it mildly, ****ing nuts.

Also, while One Winged Angel is indeed a great track, a lot of other villains from the series have really kickass final boss themes, especially Kefka, Kuja, Ultimecia, Seymour, and Jecht.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:18 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@NCZ I'll be sure to check out those other themes sometime, and thanks for confirming what I said. :)
Ross123
said at 4:08 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@coolgeek176 I know what you said was ages but there is new stuff in these comments. I've seen the film, tv shows and some of the comics. Red Skull trained under Hitler was very unrealistic becayse had not just Jewish people but every1 who was abnormal put in camps, that would pretty much include Skull,
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:24 AM on Wed Sep 12 2012
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I'm sorry, Hugo Weaving who? Yeah, that's what I thought. Steven Blum is the best Red Skull hands down.
Blazer5robot
said at 8:54 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
Mark Hamill has a good german accent.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 12:10 AM on Wed Nov 28 2012
@Blazer5robot True, but That's for a Kid-Frendly Version.

The Next Person who should voice the Red Skull is Clancy Brown.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:45 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Nah, Steve Blum is perfect. ;-)
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 5:07 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Clancy Would Be Perfect as Well. All thanks to Per Degaton.

Now The Red Skull is voiced by The Red Guy.
shadowvegeta
said at 3:03 PM on Sun May 20 2012
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Steve Blum
2. Earl Boen
3. Keith Ferguson
4. Mark Hamill
5. Peter Cullen
Dark Kuja
said at 10:14 AM on Tue May 8 2012
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I just wish Hugo Weaving had done a voice for RS aside from the movie. He made the Red Skull what he was in that film.
Metabad
said at 8:54 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
@Dark Kuja Oh man, I hear you. Hugo Weaving ROCKED as Red Skull, he'd get my vote in an instant.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:27 AM on Thu Sep 6 2012
@Metabad Weaving's got nothing of Blum. ;-)
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:39 AM on Sat Apr 14 2012
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I'm going with Steven Blum, though Earl Boen, Mark Hamill, and Keith Ferguson were also good.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:44 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@Anicomicgeek

Sticking with Steven Blum. Liam O'Brien could've been better.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 8:27 PM on Wed Mar 21 2012
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They Need Clancy Brown as the Red Skull.
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:48 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 I totally agree, I'm surprised he hasn't been casted in this role as of yet.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 1:33 AM on Thu Sep 27 2012
@pokemastanumba1
It needs to Happen in Ultimate Spider-Man.
WickedKnightAlbel
said at 3:33 AM on Mon Oct 24 2011
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Blum sounds generic here. It's just the same guttural voice he uses in all his other roles (Wolverine, BlackWarGreymon, etc.).

Cullen sounded genuinely nefarious and Ferguson made the character sound properly menacing.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:43 PM on Thu Aug 4 2011
Keith Ferguson now added
SM Scorx
said at 5:08 PM on Mon Jul 4 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1) Blum
2) Cedric Smith
3) Earl Boen

said at 11:01 AM on Mon Apr 4 2011
Mark Hamill has the best Red Skull voice.
bee (Guest)
said at 9:50 AM on Wed Feb 2 2011
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Blum Red Skull better than anyone.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 7:02 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
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Why are over half the Red Skull voices from Spider-Man shows? I don't ever recall the Skull and Spider-Man ever interacting with each other. I guess Captain America has never gotten a show, huh?

Well, Blum I guess.
Cypo (Moderator)
said at 11:48 PM on Fri Oct 22 2010
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I enjoyed Steve Blum the best out of all of them.
NachoElephant
said at 10:17 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm going with Steve Blum :D
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:15 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
Mark Hamill was great in the Super Hero Squad Show.
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:12 PM on Fri Aug 5 2011
@NCZ I guess he did ok with what he had, but Red Skull wasn't a serious villain as usual, and Mark handles serious villains much better anyways. I simply blame that atrocity of a Marvel animated series.
Aquafox84
said at 2:03 PM on Fri Aug 12 2011
@pokemastanumba1 how do you actually define "Serious Villains"? If you mean like Ozai or Dr. Klaw I'd agree but some of his best performances weren't exactly serious. I just mean as Joker and Hobgoblin.
pokemastanumba1
said at 12:35 AM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@Aquafox84 That's a good question.

I would personally say that it mostly depends on who you're specifically referring to. Of course, each one almost always has a stereotypical monotone deep voice and threatening/intimidating appearance. That's not to say that even the most serious ones can't have their moments of comedic relief though.
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 8:07 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
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Campy Red Skull-Hamill
Badass Red Skull-Blum
Overall-Blum
docock2099 (Guest)
said at 1:10 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
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I'll go with Blum, followed by Hamill.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:01 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
Peter Cullen's Spidey Amazing Friends sounds like a German Ironhide :P

I'm going with Boen on this one
pete
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
@Foxwolf Yeah and his Spider-Man 1981 sounds like a German Optimus Prime(a little bit) still good though.
Aquafox84
said at 2:06 PM on Fri Aug 12 2011
@Foxwolf Actually, I am hearing his Monterey Jack voice more than Ironhide. Still all within the realm of German accent though.


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