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Fire Man

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Fire Man with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Mega Man

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 30 2009
Mega Man NT Warrior (2003)
TorchManRoss Douglas
Ross Douglas
Mega Man: Powered Up (2006)
Fire ManRoger Rhodes
Roger Rhodes


Yes folks believe it or not Fire Man will be the first Robot Master from Wily that will have a Voice Compare here. Fire Man made appearances in Captain N (with a rather "inaccurate" design) and the US Mega Man Animated series (with a perfectly accurate game design) but he never had speaking roles in either show.

Believe it or not Fire Man's first English speaking role was his Net Navi counterpart in the English dub of the Mega Man Battle Network anime voiced by Ross Douglas. Granted I know that unfortunately for some reason the dub had to call him Torch Man (while I don't know for sure if that's the case but I heard Kids WB wanted that to happen so kids won't mistake Fire Man for a Fire Fighter... yeah lets just say I hope that wasn't true.) But say what you will on the "Executive Treatment" that the show got but Ross wasn't all that bad in this role. Perfect? No, one of the show's best performances? No but its certainly not bad.

In Mega Man Powered Up we have VA Roger Rhodes voicing the original version of Fire Man. Now I am not saying that Roger Rhodes is a bad VA (heck he was great as Chibodee Crocket in G Gundam) but whats with the silly Southern accent? I suppose its not really bad but he might have done better without it for this role.

Neither are seemingly perfect but I am thinking of going with Ross Douglas a bit more here.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 7:37 AM on Thu Jun 14 2018
Ross Douglas is good, but Roger Rhodes is far more entertaining.
said at 8:35 PM on Sat Oct 28 2017
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I pick Ross Douglas.
said at 1:39 AM on Wed Sep 27 2017
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Roger Rhodes takes this easily IMO. It's funny that this voice is from the same man who also played Vile, he nails the energy and accent IMO.

Ross Douglas also sounds pretty badass as Touch Man, but really for me this comes down to which version of the character I prefer. Which would be the "Powered Up" one obviously.
said at 2:15 PM on Mon Oct 31 2016
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Ross Douglas' performance is good, but Roger Rhodes makes Fire Man a lot more energetic and hot-blooded to listen to.
said at 5:30 PM on Thu Jun 16 2016
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Ross Douglas is pretty good, but I prefer the energy Rhodes injects into the rolen
said at 5:30 PM on Thu Jun 16 2016
said at 4:14 PM on Sat Mar 5 2016
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Roger Rhodes performance is friggin hilarious and awesome. The hot blooded southern accented brawler take is just perfect for Fire Man.

Ross Douglas is a great underrated VA but I think his "Torch Man" is rather generic sounding.

I will say I do consider both of these characters as different enough so they both work for their own takes.

But Roger leaves the bigger impression on me so I'll go with him.
said at 5:23 PM on Sun Nov 8 2015
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I'm able to take Ross Douglas' performance much more seriously and thus I vote for him, but Roger Rhodes' performance is very entertaining, at least.
said at 1:44 PM on Fri Jul 24 2015
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I'm not sure if this is a fair comparison, seeing as how these versions of Fire Man essentially act like different people
said at 3:34 PM on Wed Apr 29 2015
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1) Ross Douglas
2) Roger Rhodes
said at 7:46 AM on Thu Mar 26 2015
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1) Ross Douglas
2) Roger Rhodes
said at 4:05 AM on Sat Jan 31 2015
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While the Yosemite Sam voice for Fire Man was jarring at first, I quickly grew to love Roger's take on him. His energy and delivery is both fantastic and hilarious, and gives Fire Man a lot of personality that's fitting for a siller, lighthearted game like Powered Up.

Ross is still good and makes FireMan.EXE sound evil and intimidating, though it's nowhere near as fun as Roger's.
said at 6:20 AM on Fri Oct 4 2013
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I actually think that Christopher Corey Smith would work better as Fireman. He did excellent as Nobunaga Oda, Fire Emblem Awakening, and in Funimation.
Madness Abe
said at 11:25 AM on Fri Jan 13 2012
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I grew up more with Megaman EXE and I might have gone for Ross, but the whole Southern accent and pyromania Roger gave him changed my mind. It's awesome.
said at 2:15 PM on Thu Nov 24 2011
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I love Rhodes voice ...FIRE!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:24 PM on Sun May 1 2011
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You don't like the Southern accent? I think it makes the voice stand out from the others and it actaully really fits. Ross does well for a more serious Fireman though
said at 2:35 PM on Wed May 25 2011
@Music Meister Exactly! As a matter of fact, I think the accent adds a very nice touch!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:42 PM on Thu May 26 2011
@pokemastanumba1 I think it makes Fireman sound more, excuse the pun, fired up
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