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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Medusa with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Fantastic Four

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 Aug 15 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
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
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
MedusaRose McGowan
Rose McGowan
Inhumans (2013)
MedusaLisa Ann Beley
Lisa Ann Beley
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
MedusaMary Faber
Mary Faber
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)
MedusaCatherine Taber
Catherine Taber


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 4:23 PM on Mon Jul 17 2017
1. Iona Morris
2. Mary Faber
3. Lisa Ann Beley
4. BJ Ward
EPA Deane
said at 3:57 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
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"Never let it be said Medusa isn't one to learn from her mistakes. No reflections for you two. If you boys want to beat me... you'll have to look at my beautiful face to do so."

Here are My Top 5 Favourite Voice for Medusa:

5. BJ Ward/ Nancy Linari
4. Rose McGowan
3. Mary Faber
2. Iona Morris
1. Lisa Ann Beley

Future VA Suggestions:

Claudia Black would be perfect as Medusa, producing a naturally Regal Register for the part. Something similar to her Morrigan voice would do the trick.

I also think Monica Rial would be vey good as Medusa, using a more regal version of her Dante voice from FMA.

I also Recommend Venus Terzo, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tara Platt and Vyvan Pham.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:42 PM on Mon Jan 23 2017
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Catherine Taber lacks the regality that some of her predecessors have shown beforehand.
EPA Deane
said at 2:50 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
@Shaun Ince She would have been a better fit for Crystal...

Her and Vanessa Marshall should have switched roles.
said at 11:09 PM on Fri Nov 11 2016
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they all sound fine
said at 11:05 PM on Sun Nov 6 2016
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Sticking with Mary Faber, but Catherine Taber was also good.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Sep 13 2016
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I think the best Medusa VA's in this compare are Mary Faber & Lisa Ann Beley. Faber was rather bland as Crystal in the show, but she is great as Medusa. A standout from Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Though I think Lisa just slightly out edges Mary in this case. Her clip shows a more sympathetic side to Medusa which is something you don't see a whole lot. So yeah, my votes on Lisa with Mary at a very close second.

The rest don't really work for me I'm afraid.
said at 12:31 PM on Mon May 23 2016
1. Iona Morris
2. Mary Faber
3. Lisa Ann Beley
4. B. J. Ward
5. Catherine Taber
said at 6:48 AM on Sun May 1 2016
VC thoughts update

Mary Faber is my favorite. It amazes me how regal and convincing she sounds. A really nice change of pace for Mary.

B.J. Ward delivers one of the better performances in the solo Spidey cartoon. She fits this more sympathetic incarnation quite perfectly.

Nancy Linari is my favorite out of the villainous performances. Her delivery is great and the voice fits quite well.

Lisa Ann Beley is also pretty nice. She has a nice regal sound and she also sounds quite sweet.

Joan Gerber is surprisingly good. She fits the more villainous version quite well.

Iona Morris and Catherine Taber are okay, but they don't leave a big impression on me.
said at 9:52 AM on Sun Nov 6 2016
Rose McGowan is actually pretty solid. I actually like the slight accent she adds and she does sound pretty regal. She's right in-between Mary and B.J.
said at 5:41 PM on Sun Mar 5 2017
Thinking about it, I think I'll change my vote to Rose. I still like Mary, but I think Rose is a little bit more unique.
said at 8:53 PM on Sat Apr 30 2016
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Lisa Ann Beley sounds perfect to me, I'm giving her my vote. Not too old and raspy sounding, or too young and high pitched, but the perfect medium.
said at 5:09 AM on Mon Oct 19 2015
Mary, B.J., Nancy and Lisa are the ones that I like the most. The others aren't too shabby either.

1) Mary Faber
2) B.J. Ward
3) Nancy Linari
4) Lisa Ann Beley
5) Joan Gerber
6) Iona Morris
said at 11:58 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
Changing my vote to Mary Faber, though Lisa Ann Beley was also good.
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).
Music Meister (Moderator)
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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6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Who do you think has been the best from these Medusa voice actors?
Joan Gerber
BJ Ward
Iona Morris
Nancy Linari
Mary Faber
Lisa Ann Beley
Catherine Taber
Rose McGowan