Serpentor
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Serpentor

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Serpentor with sound clips and images.
Franchise: G.I. Joe


Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 10 2010
G.I. Joe (DiC) (1989)
SerpentorMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
G.I. Joe (1985)
SerpentorDick Gautier
Dick Gautier

EDITOR'S OPINION

And now you shall all witness the Voice Compare for the almighty Serpentor from G.I Joe for THIS I COMMAND! Okay I suppose that was a fairly cheap reference but still Serpentor is the latest G.I Joe character to receive a VC here.

In the original series (and Movie) he was voiced by Dick Gautier in which is his most prominent role in his voice acting career (in which being the 2nd guy to voiced Rodimus Prime in the original Transformers series comes close). While Dick often hams it up as Serpentor which does work as it suits Serpentor's fairly theatrical persona. (But to be fair Dick's performance also does fit Serpentor when he can have a more menacing moment kind of like his introduction as you can hear here.)

When DiC took over in making the show most to all of the cast were replaced by Canadian Voice talent and Maurice LaMarche got to take over the role. It appears to be that Maurice tried to do something like Dick Gautier's work, even a casual viewer can tell that Serpentor sounds different in the DiC episodes but its not necessarily a bad voice. (And after all aside from Scott McNeil's masterfully done mimicry of the late great Chris Latta's Cobra Commander voice the "Stand-in" voices in the DiC episodes were usually pretty good at best.) While some might note on how Maurice's Serpentor voice and performance are not quite as over-the-top as Dick's handiwork (though whether if that's a good thing or not is up to you.) But in all fairness unlike how Serpentor was in the older episodes and the movie, Serpentor's role in the DiC episodes was a lot more short-lived and Maurice LaMarche did do well for what fairy little he got here.

Overall both did pretty well for this role, I am slightly going with Dick Gautier a bit more but both did well here.

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8000 Saiyans
said at 1:47 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
Dick Gautier is the best here. He might be over-the-top, but it works perfectly for someone like Serpentor.
Megsgirl247
said at 9:48 PM on Wed Nov 11 2015
 1 Shout Out!
"I WANT THEIR HEADS! THIS I COMMAND!"
The Movie LOL XP
Megsgirl247
said at 6:46 AM on Mon Nov 2 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
My fave mini series was Arise,Serpentor, Arise! :P LOL when they are gathering all the DNA then Serpentor is born and slapping around both Slaughter and Cobra Commander hahaha and throwing Mindbender and Destro across the room then takes over Washington DC and sits on Abe Lincoln's lap LOL :P Yeps Serpy is Hilarious
Megsgirl247
said at 2:37 AM on Mon Nov 2 2015
GAUTIER! :P
Starscreamsfan
said at 8:00 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Dick Gautier
2) Maurice LaMarche
Polyester Funk
said at 11:25 PM on Wed Jun 4 2014
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Dick Gautier makes him sound much more threatening and maniacal. I love the "Let those who fear me follow me and let those who oppose me die. For I am Serpentor and this I command!" line.

Maurice LaMarche has a pretty good voice for him, but he's too subdued and doesn't sound nearly as menacing and dangerous.
Metabad
said at 10:36 PM on Wed Apr 16 2014
I've never watched the series, so I'm not too familiar with the character, however while Dick Gautier may be hamming it up here, I think it really works to his advantage and makes him much more memorable as Serpentor, he sounds really threatening in the role.

As for Maurice LaMarche, it's a fine performance on its own, but in comparison its just kind of generic and a lot less memorable than Gautier's performance.
Patrick
said at 3:02 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
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1: Dick Gautier is the one and only Serpentor. and my favorite out of Cobra with Cobra Commander number two.



THIS I COMMAND!!!
Megsgirl247
said at 6:47 AM on Mon Nov 2 2015
@Patrick Yeah same here! :P LOL
dtemplar
said at 6:40 PM on Thu Jun 10 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Dick is Serpentor, period.

THIS... I COMMAND!!!!!
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Dick Gautier
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