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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Swordsman with sound clips and images.
Swordsman is a character from the Avengers Comic book series from Marvel Comics whom has been around since Avengers Vol. 1 #19 back in August of 1965. Swordsman is a French man by the name of Jacques Duquesne and his abilities is that he knows how to use a sword well, it may not seem much but to be fair he is known for having a sword that can do energy-based attacks. While Swordsman is a known foe of the Avengers he was initially created as an evil counterpart of Hawkeye as he taught Clint Barton how to use bladed weapons in his youth. While Swordsman became a criminal due to his troubled past (gambling debts, alcoholism and what happened to his father) but he has also sometimes been depicted as a hero in which he has sometime been depicted as a member of the Avengers.

Created by Pokejedservo on Sat Aug 6 2011, 4 Comments, Add Comment
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The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
SwordsmanEd McNamara
Ed McNamara
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
SwordsmanPaul Essiembre
Paul Essiembre

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the Marvel Universe VC section we have a little something for this sometimes foe and sometimes member of the Avengers... SWORDSMAN! We shall start off with the Marvel Super Heroes series from the 60s when the late Ed McNamara is the first to voice Swordsman. While Ed's voice for the role doesn't seem all that French at all his voice wasn't too bad as his performance does have a somewhat aristocratic feel which does suit the role fairly well. Ed's work as Swordsman is a pretty good example of the voice work on the show if I do say so myself.

A little over 3 decades later Swordsman appeared in a episode of the late 90's series Avengers United They Stand voiced by Paul :Silver Surfer" Essiembre. First of all I will admit that Paul does earn some points for actually doing a French accent for the role and doing a fairly decent attempt at it. Paul's performance as Swordsman is pretty good as well as it can go from affably evil mentor to violent evil minion fairly well as Paul's work on the role is also a pretty good example of the voice work in the show. Overall I like both but I suppose I will go with Paul a bit more since he does actually do the accent for the role.


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Fulgore2005
said at 4:26 PM on Tue Jun 24 2014
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Definitely Paul Essiembre. He was one of the better performers in UtS, bringing a performance that suits Swordsman perfectly IMO.
Metabad
said at 4:22 PM on Tue Jun 24 2014
Swordsman is one of the few characters that United they Stand got down perfectly, Paul Essiembre brought this fantastic smug, over confident and devious sound to the character, yet I could also completely buy him as a mentor/older brother figure for Hawkeye during his youth. It's just a shame they decided to kill off the character so soon and offscreen at that, I would've loved to hear Paul again in the role. Definitely one of the best performances in that show, if not THE standout from UtS.

Ed McNamara I guess was good for his time, but nowadays he just sounds incredibly bland and generic.

As if I even need to say it at this point, Paul Essiembre was the best in the role so I'm going with him.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:13 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
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I don't hear an accent from Paul
coolgeek176
said at 6:16 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
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I'm going with Paul.


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