Blacklash / Whiplash
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Blacklash / Whiplash

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Blacklash / Whiplash with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Iron Man

Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 3 2012
Special thanks to Cypo, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Iron Man (1994) (1994)
Blacklash / WhiplashDorian Harewood
Dorian Harewood
Iron Man (1994) (1994)
Blacklash / WhiplashJames Avery
James Avery
Iron Man: The Video Game (2008)
WhiplashZach McGowan
Zach McGowan
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
WhiplashPeter Kelamis
Peter Kelamis
Avengers Assemble (2013)
WhiplashTroy Baker
Troy Baker
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013)
WhiplashPeter Stormare
Peter Stormare


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said at 7:47 AM on Thu Apr 19 2018
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I like James Avery and Dorian Harewood but Whiplash is one of their weakest roles in the career

Zack Mcgowan was an Improvement but generic but atleast I could take him as a serious villain.

Peter Kelamis sounds chilling and terrifying in the role and a great showcase of range. He seriously needs to play villains like these often, An excellent standout from Armored Adventures.

Peter i liked in the special and he should play a more serious version in the future, I know he would nail it.

Troy is not bad in the role but he dosen`t affect me the same way Kelamis did.

Voting for Peter
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:54 PM on Fri Oct 27 2017
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Damn, Kelamis is amazing in this role.
said at 9:07 AM on Tue Jul 18 2017
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1. Peter Kelamis
2. Peter Stormare
said at 4:16 AM on Fri Jun 9 2017
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I'm not generally Peter Kelamis' biggest fan, but he was scarily effective here.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:42 PM on Sat Jan 28 2017
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"Life has many whips, Iron Man"
said at 8:41 PM on Sat Jan 28 2017
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Dorian is really goofy over the top deep thug voice, but it works I guess. nothing amazing about it at all, but it's passable for the way he was portrayed in the show.

I'll say James is much better in terms of sounding threatening. And again, does a decent job with the way he was portrayed here.

Zach is just kind of generic. It's just there, and again it's fine for what they were going for.

Kelamis is the biggest standout here IMO. He's genuinly creepy in the role and was able to make it more than just a generic thug voice. The whispery rasp and vocal effects make it just a perfect combination.

Troy is decent. The russian accent is decent, the effects are decent. It's just decent (The running theme of this VC)

Stormare is another standout. It's not anything spectacular, but the accent is entertaining as is the dialogue Stormare was given.

1. Peter Kelamis
2. Peter Stormare
3. Troy Baker
4. James Avery
5. Dorian Harewood
6. Zach McGowan

I'd say for a future VA I guess someone like Crispin Freeman or Matt Mercer. Considering how the character is I feel any male VA could play him to be honest.
said at 8:04 PM on Sat Jan 28 2017
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Peter Kelamis has some real range & versatility people often don't give him credit for: who would have imagined he could go from doing the silly "Ed boys!" Rolf and the lighthearted Goku to the insane and chilling Whiplash here, sounding nothing like he did in those parts.

Anyway, my vote's for him.
said at 6:04 PM on Fri Nov 4 2016
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Not bad Troy (then again, when doesn't Troy rock), but I still prefer Goku.

But Troy's my new 2nd place.
said at 12:05 PM on Fri Nov 4 2016
Sticking with Peter Kelamis, though Troy Baker was also good.
said at 10:17 AM on Fri Nov 4 2016
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Dorian Harewood sounds pretty great in the role. I love how bombastic he is. He really is an improvement over James Avery.

Peter Kelamis is also good. Pretty chilling, yet still fun.

Troy Baker is pretty awesome as well. His accent is good and he does sound pretty threatening.

Peter Stormare does have a pretty good accent and the lisp is pretty cool IMO.

Zach McGowan is okay, but a little bit forced.

James Avery never sounded right for me in this role, unfortunately.
said at 12:04 PM on Thu May 5 2016
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Peter Kelamis is absolutely chilling as Whiplash, I never thought Rolf or Wing Saber could be so wicked sounding, it's awesome. Definitely the best voice here and the effects on his voice only help enhance his performance.

Peter Stormare is a bit too goofy and awkward sounding but I'd say he's still pretty good for the most part.

Zach McGowan is decent all things considered but comes off as generic compared to both Peters.

James Avery and Dorian Harewood are both ill-fitting sounding IMO.

I'm giving this one to Peter Kelamis.

BONUS: I think it'd be interesting to hear more comedic voice actors tackle Whiplash in a similar manner to Kelamis's portrayal so I'm thinking someone like Rob Paulsen, Tom Kenny or Sonny Straight could be excellent fits for the role IMO.
said at 4:36 PM on Sat May 28 2016

To be fair to Peter Stromare, he was on Phineas and Ferb, which is a comedy series.
said at 11:54 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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Peter Kelamis is definitely the best. If Stormare channeled his Fargo character in a less comedic program he'd be great.
said at 6:53 PM on Fri Feb 12 2016
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I'm with everyone on this one, Peter Kelamis is pretty much a perfect fit for this character. His take sends shivers down my spine, he sounds menacing, cold, ruthless, and it's really an excellent display of his range here.
said at 6:39 PM on Fri Feb 12 2016
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Definitely going with Peter Kelamis!! He sounded the most intimidating out of everyone. Surprising that this is the same guy that played Rolf!!! Yay for versatility.
Silly Sally
said at 5:22 PM on Thu Jul 9 2015
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For the first time I vote for Peter Kelamis! He's more intimidating than the others.
said at 5:24 AM on Fri May 8 2015
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1. Peter Kalamis: Good god, he sounds terrifying! Well okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, but he does seriously sound very intimidating thanks to that wonderful combination of the demonic filter and slimy, cold speaking voice.

2. Zach McGown: I'm gonna be in the minority here, but I quite like Zach's Whiplash. I don't feel that he sounds boring, I love how that New Yorker accent adds spice to his pissed-off, cocky attitude.

3. Dorian Harewood/James Avery: Both sounded a bit over the top, yet very nice and gruff. Both voices are wonderfully deep and threatening, and even though they are basically using a variation of their Shredder voice... as far as I'm concerned, it really isn't a bad thing in this case.

4. Peter Stormare: I appreciate him for attempting to put on a Russian accent, yet he sounds really, really off. Like others have said before me, he sounds exactly like a Russian Ringo Starr. He's the only voice for Whiplash that I truly dislike.
said at 10:35 AM on Mon Mar 23 2015
1) Dorian Harewood
2) Peter Kelamis
3) Peter Stormare
4) James Avery
5) Zach McGowan
Stare at the Sun
said at 4:42 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
Stormare for me.
said at 5:35 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
My Top 5:

1) Harewood
2) Kelamis
3) Stormare
4) Avery
5) McGowan
said at 8:44 PM on Tue Aug 5 2014
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James Avery and Dorian Harewood were pretty good, but when I heard Peter, I was surprised! I didn't even think he could sound that evil or menacing!
said at 5:29 AM on Fri May 30 2014
Peter K is the BEST man here so he gets my vote.

James is 2nd (RIP) and Dorian is 3rd.

Peter S was ok as was Zach.
Axem Red
said at 7:17 PM on Thu May 29 2014
Peter Kelamis ftw.
said at 11:25 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
1.Peter Kelamis: That's a rather threatening voice. It's really well done. It's #1 for sure.
2.Zac McGowan: Generic, just generic, then again, Whiplash himself isn't all that great either.
3.Peter Stormare: Boy oh boy, if you thought Zac wasn't generic enough. This voice sounds like a very generic Russian accent. Also, as Nightmare Crusher stated, he sounds like a Russian Ringo Starr. It sounds weird.
said at 6:08 AM on Fri Oct 18 2013
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I never would have thought Goku/Rolf could sound so sinister. Boy, was I wrong.
said at 3:43 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
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Who would've thought Rolf would sound so epic? Peter Stromare comes second, though. The first two are just the Shredder, and Zack McGowan is boring.
said at 9:30 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
They're all nice but I'm going with Peter.
said at 1:04 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Peter would be better with more material and a less comical voice. But i'm gonna have to go with Rolf here.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:34 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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I don't like Peter Stormare here. He sounds too much like a dumb thug. When I first heard his voice I honestly thought he sounded like a Russian Ringo Starr. Make of that what you will.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:47 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I actually hear the Russian Ringo Star
said at 2:28 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
Peter is the best but James Avery and Dorian Harewood are pretty good. Zach Mcgowan sucks
said at 3:52 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
I'm gonna go with Peter Kelamis he was menacing and pretty creepy. I do wonder why Dorian Harewood's Whiplash doesn't have technology based powers.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:06 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
@coolgeek176 I think in that version he just has a normal whip
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:50 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
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Wow, I never knew that Peter Kelamis could be that creepy.
said at 12:42 PM on Sat Feb 4 2012
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Given that in the comics and most toher incarnations, Blacklash/Whiplash and Blizzard's abilities are technology, that line about them not being such in Dorian Harewood's clip just bugs the heck outta me.

Anyway, onto the actual comparison, I'm going with Peter Kelamis since he is more menacing. That said, Zach McGowan and Dorian Harewood are good, too.
said at 12:46 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013

Peter Stormare isn't the best, but then again, he was on Phineas and Ferb and with a few expections, that isn't a very serious show, anyway, and he did what was needed for it.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:56 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
Wow I never had a request of mine be done so quickly, shows what can be done when your sick.

1. Peter Kelamis- The most threatening and terrfying of the four. He was creepy and really made Whiplash an interesting character. One of my favorite voices in Armored Adventure.

2. Zach McGowan- I don't think it's THAT generic. I like this version of the character (I like it more than than the second movie version) the New York accent and attitude is nice and is fun to listen to. WIsh he got more time to shine.

3. Dorian Harewood- It's a nice gruff voice, nothing really standing out but is nice. ALso I feel like an idiot for linking him talking for 5 seconds and saying "This is the only time he talks)

4. James Avery- If it didn't sound forced I would like it. Not his best voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:00 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
@Music Meister
It's understood that I was saying I was sick and not pokejedservo, right?
said at 10:03 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
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Gotta go with Kelamis. He makes Whiplash creepy and terrifying.
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