Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 28 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the G.I Joe VC section we have a little something for one of the various members of Cobra and this time its for the pilot of the Water Moccasin vehicle... COPPERHEAD! We shall start this off with the original series in which Copperhead appeared for a few episodes and was voiced by Frank Welker. Frank does a Southern accent for Copperhead in which while this is not the first time Frank has done a Southern accent for the original G.I Joe series (namely with Wild Bill) but to be fair Frank's Copperhead voice does sound considerably different from his Wild Bill voice. Namely on how Frank's Southern accented voice for Copperhead is a bit more "Bayou" than "Cowboy" and even though Copperhead is a fairly large fellow Frank's fairly high and nasally voice for Copperhead didn't seem too strange. Oh yes and as for Frank's performance as Copperhead gets the job done as on how Copperhead can go from being awfully eager to take down the Joes to being rather annoyed when the Joes captured him. Granted while we all know how Merchandise Driven the G.I Joe Franchise is like any other Hasbro Franchise and that Copperhead's role is basically "Water Moccasin Pilot" but Frank does a pretty good performance for this role nevertheless.
Copperhead was also in the DiC G.I Joe series in which VA Maurice LaMarche got to take over the role. While Maurice did try to maintain the concept of Copperhead having a Southern accent his Copperhead voice was a bit lower compared to Frank's. While Maurice's performance as Copperhead does sound a bit calmer than Frank's voice for the role Maurice did a decent job in trying to get that to work. While Maurice's work as Copperhead is not one of his most memorable performances but it is a decent example of his work anyways. Overall both of these guys are alright but I will go with Frank Welker a bit more as his performance felt a bit more natural.