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

Wotan is a Magical Super Villain from DC Comics whom made his Comic Book debut in More Fun Comics #55. While Wotan was originally encountered Green Lantern he is the arch-nemesis of Dr. Fate (and a foe to the Justice League). Wotan is a Sorcerer whom has all sorts of magical powers such as using powerful bolts of energy, fly, travel to dimensions and more. Wotan has lived for centuries in which not only is he very knowledgeable in magic but also in science as well as he has created various technological wonders that have surpassed 20th Century Earth technology.
Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 11 2011
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
WotanJames Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor
Young Justice (2010)
WotanBruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood


Today on the DC Universe we have a VC for Dr. Fate's Arch-Nemesis... WOTAN! We will begin with Batman Brave and the Bold in which James Arnold Taylor voiced Wotan. In retrospection James' voice for Wotan does kind of sound like an evil version of his Obi-Wan Kenobi voice (not complaining mind you its just an observation) but still James voice and performance for the role have a haughty and regal tone that does suit an evil mage such as Wotan rather well. So in other words its a pretty good example of JAT's work and of the voice work in the show.

In Young Justice, Wotan had a speaking role for one episode voiced by Bruce Greenwood. Bruce's voice for the role does suit an old evil mage such as Wotan fairly well (and I even kind of like on how Bruce's voice for the role did have a bit more of a European accent). Bruce did also have a fairly energetic performance as his performance does suit Wotan's arrogant nature fairly well and is an interesting example of the voice work in Young Justice. Overall I am going with a tie as both of these guys did pretty well with this role here.



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said at 8:51 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
Bruce Greenwood nuff said.
said at 12:11 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
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I think James is great here. I love his low and smooth voice for the character, making him sound very creepy yet at the same time sound very mysterious and powerful.

Bruce shows off a decent amount of range here, but I feel something about his performance doesn't sound all that memorable. I jsut feel like the character didn't really leave an impression all that much, and I can remember most villains from YJ pretty well, even if they were just one offs.

I'd say for a future VA, Alfred Molina or Paul Eiding
said at 2:49 PM on Fri Mar 11 2016
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Bruce Greenwood's voice for Wotan sounds epic. I love that accent he's using and his performance oozes regality and arrogance.

James Arnold Taylor is also pretty good, So this is what Obi-Wan would be like if he turned to the dark side?

I like both but I'll give my vote to Bruce.

BONUS: I think it'd be interesting if Kevin Conroy or Roger Craig Smith took a stab at Wotan. Andre Sogliuzzo would be great too.
said at 11:54 AM on Tue Feb 17 2015
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1) James Arnold Taylor
2) Bruce Greenwood
said at 6:02 AM on Tue Mar 17 2015
1) Bruce Greenwood
2) James Arnold Taylor
said at 6:13 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
They're both pretty good but I prefer Bruce Greenwood.
said at 7:56 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
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I like both equally well so its extremely hard for me to choose. I think I'll go with Taylor in this just because I prefer his more creepy low sound
said at 6:04 AM on Mon May 7 2012
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Bruce Greenwood, in what may be his only decent performance in YJ.
said at 12:57 AM on Thu Apr 26 2012
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Both are good as Wotan, but I'm gonna give this one to Bruce Greenwood.
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James Arnold Taylor
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