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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Thunderball with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Mighty Thor

Thunderball A.K.A Dr. Eliot Franklin is one of the members of the Wrecking Crew whom are enemies of Thor and he made his comic book debut in Defenders #17 back in November of 1974. Thunderball's real name is Dr. Eliot Franklin whom is a brilliant physicist and was known as the "Black Bruce Banner" due to his achievements in using Gamma Radiation such as making a miniature Gamma Bomb. However Eliot made a mini-Gamma Bomb for the Richmond corporation however Eliot was informed that the corporation would get all the profits from his research, Eliot got angry that he wasn't allowed to profit from this and got fired and when he tried to take his plans back he was sent to Prison where he met Wrecker/Dirk Garthwaite and became a part of the Wrecking Crew. Thunderball is super strong and his wrecking ball is indestructible though he sometimes feels that he should be the leader of the Wrecking Crew since he is the most intelligent member of the team (though he is the only one whom is all that intelligent) but those plans never work out (because Thunderball knows Wrecker is the only reason why he has Super Powers and is occasionally resentful of that).
Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 7 2011
Special thanks to Jackson_H, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
ThunderballFred Tatasciore
Fred Tatasciore
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
ThunderballAlimi Ballard
Alimi Ballard
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
ThunderballGary Anthony Williams
Gary Anthony Williams
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
ThunderballChi McBride
Chi McBride
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
ThunderballJonathan Adams
Jonathan Adams


Today on the Mighty Thor VC section we take a look at the "Token Brainiac" of the Wrecking Crew... THUNDERBALL! We will begin with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 in which Thunderball was voiced by Fred Tatasciore. Fred's voice for the role was pretty good however as for the performance well it wasn't bad but even all things considered Fred didn't exactly have all that much to work with. (As Thunderball had only one line whether its in the default dialogue or Special dialogue such as with Luke Cage.) But still Fred's work on the role is decent enough and an alright example of the voice work in that game.

Thunderball appeared for a few episodes in The Super Hero Squad Show in which Thunderball was voiced by Alimi Ballard. Alimi's voice for the role is basically his Falcon voice but deeper and dimmer, while I understand that some may be bothered by how Thunderball is depicted as being just as much of a "Dumb Muscle" as the other Wrecking Crew and I can understand that but Alimi's voice work is still pretty suiting for the role (well what the show was going for at least). But still aside from the intelligence issue Alimi's work as Thunderball was pretty good and a decent example of the voice work in the show here.

In Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes Thunderball appeared in one episode and was voiced by Gary Anthony Williams. Gary's voice and performance for the role were suiting for the role as he not only sounds like he is just as big and brawny as the other Wrecking Crew but is also considerably smarter as well. Unfortunately Thunderball was only in episode and had about a couple of lines and that was about it but I will say that Gary's work on the role does make one wish that Thunderball had at least a little more lines than he did though. So in other words Gary Anthony Williams' work as Thunderball was very fitting for the role and a good example of his and the show's voice work. Overall I am going with Gary Anthony Williams here as the other two weren't bad but Gary's work on the role was the most fitting.

(Update: Chi voiced Thunderball in Ultimate Spider-Man and his voice is pretty good for the role in which despite the fairly limited material he had Chi's work on the role is above average but I am still going with Gary here.)  



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said at 7:00 PM on Sat Feb 17 2018
 1 Shout Out!
1. Gary
2. McBride
3. Tatisciore
4. Adams
5. Ballard
8000 Saiyans
said at 6:31 PM on Sun Oct 29 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
1. GAW
2. Tatasciore
3. McBride
4. Adams
5. Ballard
said at 10:29 AM on Fri Aug 25 2017
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I pick Gary Anthony Williams.
said at 8:08 AM on Fri Jun 10 2016
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VC thoughts update

Gary Anthony Williams is pretty awesome here. He manages to sound tough as well as intellectual.

Chi McBride is also good. A little bit less intellectual than Williams, but still very nice.

Fred Tatasciore is also quite good in here. Funny how we have a Hulk performer playing what is known as the " Black Banner".

Jonathan Adams is also pretty nice. However, it could have been better.

Alimi Ballard is all brutishness, no smarts.
said at 6:31 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
1. GAW
2. Fred Tatasciore
3. Chi McBride
4. Alimi Ballard
said at 12:00 PM on Fri May 22 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1. Gary Anthony Williams
2. Fred Tatasciore
3. Almi Ballard
4. Chi McBride
said at 2:14 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
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Every1 fits but my vote goes to Gary since he sounds more like a professional.
said at 6:13 AM on Sat Dec 14 2013
My vote goes to Fred Tatasciore,Gary Antony Williams is second place

Chi McBride and Alimi Ballard are just meh
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:36 PM on Wed Feb 20 2013
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This is probably the only member of the Wrecking Crew where I think all VAs did a good job. Usually there'd be one or two that stand out, but they all do fine. Though I think Gary Anthony Williams is snagging my vote for this one.
said at 4:59 PM on Fri Dec 21 2012
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I'm going with Gary Anthony Williams. Fred Tatasciore was alright too.
Madness Abe
said at 5:28 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
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I'm going for Gary "Uncle Ruckus" Williams.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:22 PM on Tue Sep 4 2012
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Gary was good as he was deep and tough enough but stillfit for Thunderball's smarter moments.

Fred and Chi were good but neither sounded that smart but to be fair they didn't sound really dumb so their okay.

They made Thunderball too dumb though Alimi does show his range here though something bothers me, why does SHSS Thunderball look exactly like Falcon? Serisouly look at them, they have the same hair and shape.
said at 1:18 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
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I'm gonna go with Gary Anthony Williams for Thunderball, though Fred Tatasciore was okay, too.
said at 12:47 AM on Wed Sep 5 2012

Mc McBride was okay, but Williams was better, so I'm gonna stick with him.
said at 8:39 PM on Wed Dec 7 2011
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I vote for Gary Anthony Williams
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