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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Dormammu with sound clips and images.
Dormammu is one of the primary antagonists of the Doctor Strange series whom made his comic book debut in Strange Tales #126 in November of 1964. Dormammu is an immortal creature whom is the Lord of the Dark Dimension whom can not only manipulate mystical energy but also commands a horde of creatures known as "The Mindless Ones". Dormammu frequently tries to invade the Earth Dimension but is unable to unless he can manipulate a human to aid him in his attempts to leave his own dimension. Dormammu is an incredibly intelligent creature whom is actually very patient though he is also quite arrogant and is easy to frustrate if his plans ever go wrong at all.
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EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Marvel Universe VC section we take a look at one of Doctor Strange's most prominent foes... DORMAMMU! We will actually begin with the 90's Spider Man series in which Dormammu appeared for a few episodes voiced by the late Ed Gilbert. Ed's voice for the role was pretty good as it does seem to be suitably demonic enough (though I do think that it should've been at least a little deeper though). Ed's performance for the role does suit a prideful evil overlord pretty well, but while I do find Ed's work on the role to be above average at best but it does work with the role pretty well enough.
Dormammu didn't appear in adaptations until over a decade later in the Doctor Strange movie voiced by Jonathan Adams. Jonathan's voice for the role does have a suitably demonic feel to it (though the effects used on Dormammu's voice does sometimes feel a little overdone). Jonathan's performance does work with the role pretty well as it does suit a scheming demon lord pretty well. While its not one of the best performances from Jonathan Adams it is a fine example of his voice work nevertheless.
In the Super Hero Squad Show Dormammu appeared for an episode and was voiced by Robert Englund. While Robert's voice for the role is a bit lighter compared to the others it still works as it does have a suitably demonic feel to it. Robert plays up the "Arrogant Conquering Lord" aspect of Dormammu and does it rather well in which while it suit the show's light-hearten nature it is still pretty suitable to the role in general. So in other words Robert Englund's performance as Dormammu is a good example of his voice work and one of the better "special guest" VA performances in that show.
In Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (original and Ultimate) Dormammu was voiced by Michael T Weiss. Michael's voice also had a suitably demonic feel as well and as for his performance well Michael's work is good when Dormammu was shouting but I especially liked it when he was calmly talking as he sounds really sinister. Michael T Weiss' work as Dormammu is suiting for an arrogant demonic lord and to be honest I did feel that Michael's performance is the most menacing of the performances here. Anyways Michael's work as Dormammu is a fine example of his voice work and is a great example of the voice work in MVC 3. Overall I am going with Michael T Weiss the most here with Robert Englund and Jonathan Adams close behind with Ed Gilbert at a decent third place.
(Update: Travis Willingham voiced Dormammu in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Robin Atkin Downes voiced Dormammu in Marvel Heroes while Phil LaMarr voiced Dormammu in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Travis does a decent attempt at sounding demonic but it doesn't sound quite menacing enough, though granted some vocal effects might've helped this voice out. But still Travis' performance is decent but his work on the role is slightly above average at best. Now Robin on the other hand his work on the role is very good. Robin's voice had a suitably demonic feel as while his performance is a tad bit mroe subdued compared to the others but Robin does a good job in making that work with the role well. As Phil's work as Dormammu it is pretty good as his voice does have a suitably demonic feel to it. However the quality of Phil's performance is a tad bit inconsistent as sometimes it can go from rather menacing to kind of forced especially when he is shouting. But still Phil's work as Dormammu is a pretty good example of his voice work and of the voice work on the show. So basically I am ranking Robin with Michael, Phil with Robert and Johnathan and Travis slightly below the late Ed Gilbert.)