Namor the Sub-Mariner
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Namor the Sub-Mariner

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Namor the Sub-Mariner with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Marvel Universe

Namor McKenzie A.K.A The Sub-Mariner is a known Marvel Comics Superhero whose Comic Book Debut was in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly in April of 1939. Namor is known as the very prideful but just and caring king of Atlantis (whom is actually half Atlantean and half Human). Namor's power are being able to live underwater, he is also incredibly strong, agile and can fly with those wings on his feet. Namor has a long history of being both a hero and a villain as he has had a ally/foe relationship with those such as the Fantastic Four(who is also a unrequited love interest for Invisible Woman), Dr. Doom and more and has joined various groups such as the Avengers and the X-Men.
Created by Pokejedservo on May 10 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Namor the Sub-MarinerJohn Vernon
John Vernon
Spider-Man (1981) (1981)
Namor the Sub-MarinerUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Namor the Sub-MarinerWilliam Woodson
William Woodson
Fantastic Four (1994) (1994)
Namor the Sub-MarinerJames Warwick
James Warwick
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
Namor the Sub-MarinerRaoul Trujillo
Raoul Trujillo
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006)
Namor the Sub-MarinerMichael Adamthwaite
Michael Adamthwaite
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Namor the Sub-MarinerJoe J Thomas
Joe J Thomas
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Namor the Sub-MarinerPeter Renaday
Peter Renaday
Inhumans (2013)
Namor the Sub-MarinerTrevor Devall
Trevor Devall


Today on the Marvel Universe VC section we take a look at "Imperius Rex" himself... NAMOR THE SUB MARINER! Since this is a rather large VC I shall simply say that while most of these guys are very good I am going with Michael Adamthwaite and Joe J Thomas the most on this VC (though James Warwick was pretty close though).



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said at 8:33 AM on Sun Jan 7 2018
 1 Shout Out!
1. Michael Adamthwaite
2. Raoul Trujillo
3. Trevor Devall
4. Joe J Thomas

Side note : John Burgmeier and Ray Chase would make good choices for Namor
said at 6:56 PM on Wed Dec 20 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Adamthwaite
2. Reneday
3. Thomas
said at 9:28 AM on Thu Oct 26 2017
VC thoughts update

Honestly, I like Bill Woodson the most in this role. He has a nice regal tone, and he nails the prideful and arrogant attitude of Namor. Plus, he was really funny with the line "That's not water, it's alcohol!!!"

Vic Perrin (the UVA) also works well in the role. A little bit light but he does have the prideful attitude and regal tone. One of the better performances in that cartoon.

John Vernon is quite impressive as well. He really does a good job as the first actor to play Namor and his take does hold up nicely (which is more than I can say for some of the other performances in this show).

Peter Renaday sounds pretty epic in the role. He's pretty similar to John Vernon.

Joe J. Thomas also does a good job in the role.

I also liked Michael Adamthwaite and Trevor Devall in the role.

James Warwick and Raul Trujillo don't sound that great. Their deliveries are kinda awkward.

Honorable mention: Garrick Hagon (BBC Spider-Man radio drama)
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:12 PM on Wed Oct 25 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
I think Trevor Devall is my favorite here, but Michael Adamthwaite is also very good. The others are okay, but nothing special.

Cam Clarke should voice Namor one day.
EPA Deane
said at 6:31 AM on Sun Sep 3 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
"Whoever is guilty of such callous disdain for the denizens of the deep shall suffer at the hands of the Sub-Mariner! THIS I SWEAR!!!"

Not Much To Say, Here are my Top 5 Favourite Namor voices:

5. James Warwick
4. John Vernon/ Joe J. Thomas
3. Peter Rednay
2. Trevor Devall
1. Michael Adamthwaite

Future VA Suggestions:

John Bergmeier would be an excellent fit for Namor, using a more Regal and Boastful version of his Yamu voice (whilst adding some of Intelligent demeanour of his Kurama performance)

Christian Bale would also be another solid fit for voicing him, since I feel he can provide a good balance between Namor's Charismatic and Arrogant personality.

I also recommend Tobias Menzies, Neil Stewart, Yuri Lowenthal and Dominic West.
8000 Saiyans
said at 8:40 PM on Wed Oct 25 2017
@EPA Deane Yuri as Namor? Love the guy, but I don't really see him working that well in the role.
EPA Deane
said at 11:33 AM on Thu Oct 26 2017
@8000 Saiyans It wouldn't be the first time he's played an Arrogant Royal Anti Hero.....
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:36 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
@EPA Deane Maybe, but his voice is not deep enough for Namor.
EPA Deane
said at 1:40 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
@8000 Saiyans Trevor Devall pulls off the Role with a Lighter Voice.

I also feel that it would be an opportunity for Lowenthal to do something outside his regular typecast (like what he did recently with his Vilgax Voice).
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:00 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
@EPA Deane I don't feel he would fit the role like Devall did.
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:06 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
*Still, I don't feel he'd fit the role as well as Devall did.
said at 9:03 PM on Mon Jul 24 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Michael Adamthwaite
2. Joe J Thomas
Shaun Ince
said at 5:31 PM on Thu Dec 29 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Trevor Devall for this one. He sounds so delightfully smug & very regal.
said at 3:08 AM on Mon Nov 7 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I don't know, I feel there still hasn't been that definitive Namor sound to me. Everyone of these guys have strengths and weaknesses but I still feel like there's something missing that keeps any of them from being my definitive Namor. I'd say there was a combination of Trujillo's voice and Adamthwaites acting we'd have the perfect Namor
said at 12:55 PM on Mon Nov 7 2016
@kando123 I'd say maybe something like an Arnold Vosloo or Oded Fehr would fit the way I feel Namor should sound. I think there should be a bit of an accent in the way he speaks, I don't know just feels like it'd fit the regal sound of the character a bit more.
EPA Deane
said at 2:48 AM on Wed Nov 16 2016
@kando123 I would be interested in Yuri Lowenthal voicing Namor with a Greek Accent.
said at 7:42 PM on Sat May 21 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Michael Adamthwaite
2. Joe J. Thomas
3. James Warwick
4. Raoul Trujillo
5. Trevor Devall
said at 7:23 PM on Tue May 10 2016
1. Trevor Devall
2. Michael Adamthwaite/Joe J. Thomas
3. John Vernon
4. Raoul Trujillo
5. Peter Renaday
6. UVA
7. James Warwick
8. William Woodson
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:58 AM on Fri Dec 25 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm voting for Trevor. He has the best combination of power, regality, and also petty arrogance that I feel Namor should have.
said at 11:45 AM on Wed Oct 28 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Sticking with Michael Adamthwaite, though Trevor Devall was also good.
said at 12:49 AM on Tue May 2 2017

On second thought, I'm changing my vote to Devall, as I felt he really suited Namor.
said at 7:36 AM on Tue Oct 27 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Bill Woodson is my favorite. Not only does he nail the prideful nature of the character, but his comedic timing is excellent. Plus, "THAT'S NOT WATER, IT'S ALCOHOL!!!"

1) William Woodson
2) Vic Perrin (UVA)
3) John Vernon
4) Garrick Hagon (BBC Spider-Man radio drama)
5) Peter Renaday
6) Michael Adamthwaite
7) Trevor Devall
8) Joe J. Thomas
9) James Warwick
10) Raoul Trujillo
said at 3:49 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Michael Adamthwaite is EXACTLY how I imagine the character to sound like. Raoul Trujilo comes second place. Joe J Thomas has a great voice, but is utterly lacking in Namor's trademark arrogance. Peter Renaday, on the other hand, might be a bit TOO arrogant sounding even when the character's lines aren't meant to be so. The above four voices before Raoul were just plain campy.
said at 8:32 AM on Thu Sep 19 2013
Adamthwaite's voice is really arrogant and smug, just like Namor.

So he gets my vote
said at 2:47 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Honestly I always heard Christopher Sabat as Namor doing his Vegeta. But of those who did voice Namor, I like;
1. Michael Adamthwaite
2. Peter Renaday
3. Raoul Trujillo
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@Spider-Fox Sabat's voice for Vegeta in DBZ Kai would be PERFECT for Namor!
said at 12:59 PM on Mon Apr 15 2013
Michael and Peter are great. Joe's was a little too light for me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:18 PM on Tue May 22 2012
What was updated, I don't see or hear a difference in the clips
said at 10:44 PM on Tue May 22 2012
@Music Meister yeah I know
said at 1:31 AM on Fri May 11 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I'm gonna go with Michael Adamthwaite for Namor, though Peter Renaday was also good as Namor.
said at 10:53 PM on Thu May 10 2012
I'm kinda sad, I didn't even notice the two different voices in the same game the first time around
said at 12:52 AM on Fri May 11 2012
@GothamRed Because they were on different versions of the game. Joe did him the Xbox, Xbox 360, PC, PS2, and PSP versions of the game well did him in the PS2 and PSP versions.
said at 11:17 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@pete Peter did him in the PS2 and PSP versions. Sad I forgot someone with my own name.
said at 10:18 PM on Thu May 10 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
I'm going with John Vernon. The best of the older voices with William Woodson at 2nd and the Unknown VA at 3rd. I also think he is the most accurate sounding out of all these guys. You can't say that about any/every voice from old Marvel cartoons.

My list is

8. Unknown VA(he was too soft with his lines plus he broke them up unless that's a bad clip. Quote "Neptune's Trident I've never... seen a horror... like this... before

7. Joe J Thomas(sounds too soft)

6. James Warwick(something sounds a tad bit off to me)

5. Raoul Trujillio(good but soft)

4. Peter Renaday(firm and deep but a bit off as well)

3. Michael Adamthwaite(great effort but none of the modern vices satisfy me)

2. William Woodson(sounds like a proud royal prince perfect voice)

1. John Vernon(In addition to what I already said he sounds the most like a royal prince or king and gives him a fir commanding voice as well perfect for someone like Namor)

I conclude John Vernon and William Woodson as the best of the bunch here as the other voices don't quite fit for me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:57 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@pete Neptune's Trident I've never... seen a horror... like this... before"
He said this line when he was near toxic poison, that's why he said it like that
said at 11:15 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@Music Meister Oh well it sounds bit like old school Batman and Robin.
said at 9:59 PM on Thu May 10 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
What up with him having two VA's in Ultimate Alliance?
said at 9:07 PM on Thu May 10 2012
Thanks for adding this I was going to request him and I think there is some missing here but I'll request it or them
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