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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Medusa with sound clips and images.
Medusa is the queen of the Inhumans, who are allies of the Fantastic Four and she first appeared in Fantastic Four #36 (March 1965). Her real name is Medusalith Amaquelin and she was born to Inhuman nutritionalists. She was exposed to the Terrigen Mists at a very young age and it gave Medusalith the ability to control her long hair in any form, such as appendages. As an adolescent, she would visit her distant cousin Black Bolt as he tried to control his powerful voice. With their frequent meetings, they fell in love and she learned to communicate with him, and together they made their own sign language until Black Bolt's eventual release. Around that time, Black Bolt's brother Maximus the Mad tried to take the throne from Black Bolt and during the conflict, Medusa was knocked of a sky-sled, losing her memory. She was found by Wizard and appeared as a member of his Frightful Four alongside the Sandman and Trapster and together they have clashed with the Fantastic Four many times. Eventually, her amnesia wore off and she returned to the Inhumans and married Black Bolt, serving as his translator.

Created by UltimateCharm on Wed Aug 15 2012, 11 Comments, Add Comment
Fantastic Four (1978) (1978)
MedusaJoan Gerber
Joan Gerber
Spider-Man (1981) (1981)
MedusaBJ Ward
BJ Ward
Fantastic Four (1994) (1994)
MedusaIona Morris
Iona Morris
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
MedusaNancy Linari
Nancy Linari
Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
MedusaMary Faber
Mary Faber


I thought all the actresses did great as Medusa. She's mainly portrayed as naive of Earth culture and an air of royalty, though Gerber plays her as a straight up villainess, while Linari makes her a brainwashed soldier of Doom, so not much characterization is made.


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said at 6:43 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
1) B.J. Ward
2) Nancy Linari
3) Joan Gerber
4) Iona Morris
5) Mary Faber
said at 6:46 AM on Wed Nov 5 2014
My Top 5:

1) B.J.*
2) Nancy
3) Joan
4) Iona
5) Mary

*I have to agree with beyond94. B.J.'s clip sounds more like Marilyn Schreffler.
said at 9:51 AM on Tue Jun 17 2014
I like Mary Faber's take on Medusa a lot & she truly did the character justice!
said at 9:37 AM on Tue Jun 17 2014
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That was not B.J. Ward who voiced Medusa in Spider-man in the 80's. That was the late Marilyn Scheffler who did Medusa. B.J. voiced Namorita on the show.
said at 8:23 AM on Sat Jun 29 2013
Iona Morris is my favorite I felt the lower voice tone worked. Joan Gerber is generic and BJ Ward sounds to old and Nancy Linari is way to high sounding.
said at 12:00 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
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I'm going with Iona Morris.
said at 9:46 PM on Fri Apr 19 2013
None of them were bad, but I prefer Iona. BJ Ward's clip doesn't even sound like her at all (might be the sound quality).
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said at 10:34 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
I like BJ's more sympathetic take, just sticks with me more. Iona just doesn't feel right to me.
said at 5:26 PM on Thu Aug 16 2012
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I vote for Iona Morris
said at 1:07 AM on Thu Aug 16 2012
Gonna go with Iona Morris. If Nancy Linari had voiced a normal Medusa, I'd give more of my thoughts on her, but as a brainwashed servant of Doom, she's good.
said at 10:09 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
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I'm liking iona here

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Joan Gerber
BJ Ward
Iona Morris
Nancy Linari
Mary Faber