Shadow Thief
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Shadow Thief

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Shadow Thief with sound clips and images.
Franchise: DC Universe

Shadow Thief is a DC Comics Super-villain whose comic book debut was in The Brave and the Bold #36 in July of 1961. Shadow Thief has had more than one alter ego over the years but his original one is Carl Sands and he is known as a recurring for for Hawkman and Hawkgirl (though he does have a bit of history with Batman as well). Shadow Thief has the power to make himself tangible and intangible and can slip through anywhere when he becomes a shadow (though whether if he is a normal guy using a special device or a magical demonic creature differs on the story though the former is more common). Shadow Thief has joined forces with the likes of the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Super Villains and he usually uses his shadowy abilities just to commit crimes by stealing valuables.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 23 2012
The Batman (2004)
Shadow ThiefDiedrich Bader
Diedrich Bader
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
Shadow ThiefJames Remar
James Remar


Today on the DC Universe VC section we take a look at one of Hawkman's foes... SHADOW THIEF! Let us begin...

James Remar- I was quite impressed by this as James' voice and performance for the role was quite a natural fit. James' performance felt rather sinister and sadistic and even slightly demonic which worked for this take on the role rather well and is a fine example of James' work.

Diedrich Bader
- Diedrich's voice for the role was okay (even though it was a bit inconsistent though). But to be fair Diedrich's performance was pretty good as a criminal who is rather smug due to the special equipment he is using for his shadowy abilities so it is a decent example of Diedrich's work.

Overall neither are bad but I am clearly going with James here.



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said at 8:42 AM on Sun Jul 23 2017
1. James Remar
2. Diedrich Bader
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
James Remar nuff said.
said at 12:17 PM on Tue Feb 17 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) James Remar
2) Diedrich Bader
Polyester Funk
said at 11:31 PM on Mon Apr 14 2014
James Remar sounds quite eerie so I'm going with him.
said at 11:01 AM on Sun Feb 17 2013
I'm going with James Remar. Bader was too inconsistent.
said at 11:53 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
Another ironic cast is James Remar played Black Mask in the episode where Shadow Thief guest starred. Why didn't he just reprise him?
said at 12:59 AM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@pete Probably for reasons you cited for King Faraday: they wanted different voice actors.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:04 AM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@pete Or the fact that his Black Mask voice and Shadow Thief voice are exactly the same.
said at 11:35 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
Btoh were good, but I'm gonna go with James Remar for Shadow Thief.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:52 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I want to like Bader...even if Remar sounds forced Bader was too inconsistent
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:54 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@Music Meister Maybe he's not that forced
said at 10:16 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Ironic how Diedrich uses his Batman voice and he was the next voice of Batman when The Batman ended.
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James Remar
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