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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Scar with sound clips and images.
He is known as Scar because of the X-shaped scar on his face. Scar is an Ishvalan and a survivor of the Ishval Civil War against Amestris. Scar lost his right arm in the war but before his brother died he transmuted his arm onto Scar. This arm is tattooed with rare transmutation symbols and makes Scar a powerful alchemy user. Scar believes that alchemy is a sin against God and the natural world, but it doesn't stop him from hunting down and killing State Alchemists.

In the English dub version of the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime series Scar was voiced by Dameon Clarke. For the English dub of the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime Dameon Clarke didn't return to reprise the character, so Scar is voiced by J. Michael Tatum.
Created by Jackson_H on Sun Mar 7 2010, 41 Comments, Add Comment
Fullmetal Alchemist (2004)
ScarDameon Clarke
Dameon Clarke
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2010)
ScarJ Michael Tatum
J Michael Tatum


This is a pretty interesting VC because Scar's personality is pretty different in the 2 shows. While I think Dameon Clarke's voice sounds a bit better, I do think J. Michael Tatum version fits Scar's true personality better (which is based on the manga). Not to mention the slight age difference between the 2 characters. Dameon Clarke's version is a bit younger while J. Michael Tatum's version is older and more mature. I guess I'd call this VC a draw and honestly I like both voices.


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said at 12:07 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
J. Michael Tatum kicks ass as Scar! The other guy sounds too young and not very fitting for a warrior.
said at 1:29 AM on Fri Aug 28 2015
Much like Hohenheim, this is one that I really can't pick based on the clips alone, and would have to go watch lots of scenes of the character from both versions to pick a clear winner.
said at 5:54 AM on Sat Jul 4 2015
both are good but i liked Dameon Clarke a bit more
Shiny Raticate
said at 9:31 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
It's honestly hard because there's older Scar and then there's younger Scar.

I like the performances for both characters, they fit very well.
said at 5:35 AM on Thu Mar 12 2015
Seeing as how they're both completely different versions of the character, I'm not voting on this one.
said at 9:37 PM on Tue Apr 28 2015
@BioZero216 I'd say that I feel the same, but I kinda feel like Tatum had a more natural performance.
said at 1:08 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
Dameon Clarke is the best, i like his Scar better than all of his Cells actually
Michael Tatum, not bad i guess
said at 8:05 PM on Thu Mar 5 2015
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I like both voices but I think Dameon Clarke is a better actor when it comes to this role.
said at 11:21 PM on Wed Dec 17 2014
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Ehhh.....no offense to Tatum, but this is one of those "gotta go with the original" choices. If only Dameon was still VAing
said at 3:22 PM on Mon Apr 21 2014
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While I haven't watched enough of either show yet (18 for 2003 and 5 for Brotherhood), So far I'd say DAMEON CLARKE!!!! He just gives so much depth to his performance. I like J. Michael Tatums version as well, but I need to hear more from him. Expect an update at some point.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 8:14 PM on Tue Mar 4 2014
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How come Takahata101 isn't here?! He brought true emotion to a man tired of people getting in his way of killing state alchemists. He was the best actor.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:29 PM on Tue Mar 4 2014
@Heartfilia Mage 721 I hope your kidding
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 11:37 AM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@Music Meister Of course! But to be real Tatum gets my vote
said at 12:58 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@Heartfilia Mage 721 Oh good, I was gonna bust out a reaction gif/video. :-P
said at 7:50 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
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J. Michael Tatum, no question. One of the best performances in FMA:B.
said at 9:32 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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I've always favored Dameon in this role, even though Tatum is great at it too. That seems to be the majority opinion in the comments, yet somehow Tatum is ahead in the polls. :(
said at 4:57 AM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I think there might be a larger amount of people on here who haven't seen the original series and only Brotherhood than those who have seen both.
said at 6:18 PM on Mon Jul 29 2013
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Dameon, without a doubt.
I love J Michael Tatum, but his voice for Scar is just so generic and just screams "Hey, I'm a villain."
Dameon's interpretation makes him seem more human, and a bit more interesting than just a strong, intimidating bad guy.
Both actors are great, but Dameon has my vote.
said at 8:52 PM on Sun Mar 16 2014

Spoiler Alert for FMA Brotherhood

I haven't finished watching the original FMA yet, but scar isn't a bad guy in brotherhood, he starts out misguided what with all his murders, but scar was one of the main reasons they succeed in brotherhood and gives up on the whole murdering state alchemists plan.
said at 5:25 AM on Thu Jun 20 2013
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I prefer Dameon. His performance fits Scar's character much better IMO.
said at 4:05 AM on Wed Apr 24 2013
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Dameon without a doubt. Dameon makes Scar sound like a mature, pissed off serial killer. He just has a badass voice that would fit any "bad guy". On the other hand, I just flat out don't like Michael's voice. I can't imagine a character that would go with his voice. It's too flat and bland for me to get into it.
said at 12:18 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
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They're both playing somewhat different versions of the character, and they both fit for their perspective versions, but I have to go with Dameon Clark. In my opinion his character had a wider range of emotions and I enjoyed it more. But since they are in two different versions of the story it's a little hard to decide which one you feel is "correct". Tatum's is cool too, I just enjoy Dameon Clarke's more.
said at 1:24 AM on Tue Sep 4 2012
Going with Tatum
said at 10:09 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Dameon Clarke gave a respectable performance in the first fullmetal alchemist series but I like Tatum's take on the character a bit more but in all honesty both were well cast for the role of Scar.
said at 2:30 AM on Sun Aug 5 2012
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1 . Dameon Clarke - Put a lot more emotion into the character and I strongly disagree with those who complain about him having a " Grr , generic bad guy " voice . I mean , he might at some points when Scar`s extremely angry but otherwise , it`s a very human , sympathetic voice befitting such a complex anti-hero .
2 . J. Michael Tatum - A bit more stoic , grumpy and gravelly , more in line with The Manga Portrayal of Scar . Well done .
So in summation , I like them both but prefer Dameon`s take just a bit more .
said at 8:36 AM on Fri Mar 30 2012
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I actually realllly like Tatum, which is funny because I never thought I would, but he was amazing in Brotherhood!
said at 8:29 AM on Wed Dec 14 2011
Both of these guys did very well with what they were given. I can't make a decision without regretting it in some way.
said at 12:02 AM on Mon Oct 10 2011
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I wish there was a tie vote for this one haha, both did the version of scar they were given very well so i cant easily pick who i like better. But I do like the older more gruff version of Scar personality wise so i have to pick Tatum
said at 4:32 AM on Sun Aug 14 2011
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Dameon Clarke sounds like a common thug.

J. Michael Tatum sounds big and hateful. So, I'm gonna go with him.
said at 12:39 AM on Mon Mar 8 2010
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Dameon Clarke was AMAZING as Scar! He put so much emotion and passion into his performance. J Michael Tatum is great too, just not AS good.

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