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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Medusa with sound clips and images.
Medusa is a very minor but recurring antagonist from the Castlevania series whom has appeared in the majority of the games in the series ever since the first Castlevania. Earlier in the Castlevania series Medusa's depiction in the series was just a flying severed head, however over the course of the series we have seen her in her "Snake Body" form as well. Medusa can either be a minor regular enemy (generally occurs when she is a floating head) a sub-boss (usually when she is in her "Snake Body" form) in which depending on the game Castlevania's Medusa can be a very loose take on Medusa or a very direct take on the Greek Mythology creature that is Medusa. Medusa however has rarely if ever had any affect on the plot of the Castlevania games she appears in but she is very much a recurring adversary for the various heroes of the Castlevania series.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Castlevania VC section we take a look at this series' take on the Greek Mythology creature Medusa. We shall actually begin with the Captain N series' take on Medusa whom is one of the creatures that Simon Belmont must face, in this series Medusa was voiced by Venus Terzo. Say what you will about how the Captain N series does its character depictions but I rather liked on how Venus played the role here. Venus played the role of Medusa by having a rather alluring and flirty voice at first but then having a considerably witchy voice a little later. Granted Medusa was pretty much a bit role for one episode of Captain N with a small amount of lines but Venus did rather well with what little she got.
Now for the Castlevania game series, Castlevania Lament of Innocence is the first (and so far only) game in the series in which Medusa had a significant speaking role in which she was voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in this game. Unlike her Captain N counterpart Mary pretty much just went with the "Witchy" side in her performance as Medusa in this game (which in this case makes sense since she is just a giant floating head). Anyways Mary's work as Medusa here is an interesting change of pace as does a pretty good job playing Medusa as a vain creature whom is awfully proud of her work but doesn't exactly like being called a monster. Granted like pretty much all of her other appearances in the Castlevania series Medusa had a small role but Mary did a pretty good job for what little she got for the role here. Overall both of these ladies did pretty well for this role in their own way so I am going with a tie here.