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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Ulik with sound clips and images.
Ulik is one of Thor Odinson's various foes in the Mighty Thor franchise whom made his comic book debut in Thor #137 in February of 1967.Ulik is a Rock Troll whom is from the Asgardian Dimension Nornheim and he (like all other Rock Trolls) absolutely despises Asgard because Odin has forced the Rock Trolls to live underground. Ulik has fought heroes such as Thor on a regular basis as he is just simply a very strong & durable creature with lots of stamina whom is also a very good fighter. Ulik does desire to kill Asgardians such as Thor but he is more brains that brawn and has allied with certain other members of Thor's Rogues Gallery such as Loki and the Wrecking Crew.

Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Nov 17 2011, 14 Comments, Add Comment
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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
UlikFred Tatasciore
Fred Tatasciore
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
UlikTroy Baker
Troy Baker
Thor: God of Thunder (2011)
UlikSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Avengers Assemble (2013)
UlikKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the Mighty Thor VC section we take a look at this Rock Troll from Nornheim... ULIK! We shall begin with Marvel Ultimate Alliance in which Fred Tatasciore voiced Ulik, to be blunt I will say that its kind of jarring that his Ulik voice is rather similar to his Hulk voice. Now granted I am aware that Fred didn't voice Hulk in that game (Peter Lurie did) but still I suppose Fred's voice  for the role is still decent for the role though. Fred's performance was pretty good though as it is a decent mix of beastliness and arrogance which did suit the role fairly well. So in other words its not one of the better examples of Fred Tatasciore's work but its an alright example of MUA1's voice work.

In Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ulik appeared for an episode voiced by Troy Baker. While Ulik didn't get a lot of lines that episode but I did rather liked Troy's voice for the role as it does have a suitably gruff and beastly feel. Troy's performance suited Ulik's "Tough guy always ready for a fight" persona rather well and his work is a fairly interesting change of pace for him. So I will say this much on how Troy's work as Ulik is probably one of his better performances in that show and his performance here in general is a pretty good example of his voice work.

Last but not the least is Steve Blum whom voiced Ulik in the Thor God of Thunder game. While Ulik never really had a dialogue heavy role in the adaptations he was in this is especially true for Ulik's role in this game as he was only in one boss battle in that game. While I did like the growling and roaring for Ulik before his boss battle with Thor too place but the voice work for Ulik's lines during the Boss battle was decent enough. Steve did a pretty good job in trying to do a rather beastly voice for Ulik in which its not great but its better than his work in roles such as Venom and Killer Croc. Steve Blum's work as Ulik is not one of his better performances but it is a decent example of his work nevertheless. Overall I am easily going with Troy Baker here with Fred Tatasciore and Steve Blum is a decent 2nd place.

(Update: KMR apparently got to voice Ulik in Avengers Assemble and I must say this is one of the better takes on the role here. Kevin's voice has a suitably beastly feel as he delivers an energetic performance as a monstrous creature that is out to want to destroy Asgardians. So basically Kevin and Troy's takes on the role are the best that I have heard so far.)


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TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:51 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
I'm gonna go with Troy Baker. The others don't really do it for me.
Fulgore2005
said at 5:17 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
I prefer KMR. i think the deeper voice works for Ulik.
Fulgore2005
said at 9:35 AM on Fri Jun 13 2014
@Fulgore2005 You know what? I'm actually changing to Troy Baker. This and Korvac are IMO Troy's two best roles in EMH.
pete
said at 12:59 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
Why didn't Troy just reprise the role instead of going through the trouble of getting KMR?
skeletonking1234
said at 1:16 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
@pete because Disney is going against EMH casting choices for the dumbest reasons just so they can have a completely different continuity that is more well linked to the films, rather than following its own stories and building fantastic character development like EMH did.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:46 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
@pete Maybe because it wasn't necessarily any trouble at all? Just because a VA voiced a certain character in the past and is part of the cast now DOESN'T mean that they HAVE to play said character again. Scott McNeil was in Cybertron, but didn't reprise his role of Jetfire. David Kaye ended up being in EMH, yet didn't play Tony/Iron Man again. He was in Transformers Animated, but as completely new characters, rather than ones he's already voiced. Why? Who knows? Ask him, the voice director, casting crew, agent, anybody. Sometimes casting choices aren't just black-and-white. There's a lot of factors that come into play that affect these things. USM and AA probably share similar recording sessions, so maybe KMR just happened to be around and Sunderman thought that he could be a good Ulik? Maybe KMR auditioned for the role? Maybe Troy didn't have any interest in reprising Ulik?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:46 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
@skeletonking1234 Just because something in AA isn't like it was in EMH doesn't mean that it's some anti-EMH conspiracy. :p
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:41 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
@TylerMirage Kaye did originally audition for Megatron in TFA, though the producers asked him to try Optimus and decided to cast him there.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:14 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@TylerMirage It probably isn't bias toward EMH, it's probably just the company wanting to go a different direction with voices. In a case with DC, Andrea Romano would cast DCAU cast members every time if she had it her way. But the higher ups in DC and Warner Brothers often ask for different voices in certain projects because that's the direction they want to go. Marvel and Disney just want to go this direction.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:48 PM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@VctrBnsn and TheVengeanceKnight Thank you both for helping to prove my point. :)
VctrBnsn
said at 12:29 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
Fred Tatasciore - He's OK. Could be better though.
Troy Baker - Another great example of this amazing actor's range.
Steven Blum - OK.
KMR - Pretty standard KMR performance, but still pretty good.
LordofEvil96
said at 9:41 PM on Thu Mar 21 2013
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Troy Baker easily. Just listen to that laugh.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:45 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
I'm going with Troy Baker for Ulik, thoguh Steven Blum was okay. Fred Tatascoire's versions wasn't his best work.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:21 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@Anicomicgeek

Kevin Michael Richarson is okay, but Troy Baker is better, so I'll stick with him.


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