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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Pachacamac with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog

Pachacamac is a secondary character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series whose debut in the game series is in the first Sonic Adventure game. Pachacamac is the chief and warlord of the ancient Knuckles Tribe (whom Knuckles himself is the last descendant of that tribe) and is the father of Tikal. Pachacamac lived about 4000 years ago and was once a kind tribal leader until his wife died then he became cold and distant and wanted nothing but conquest in which Tikal tried to talk to him out of it but was never successful. Unfortunately Pachacamac's desire for power ended up being the cause of Echidna City's downfall at the hands of Chaos when he tried to take the Chaos Emeralds and the Master Emerald from the Chao.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 27 2012
Sonic Adventure (1999)
PachacamacSteve Brodie
Steve Brodie
Sonic X (2003)
PachacamacOliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman


Today on the Sonic VC section we take a look at Tikal's long late father... PACHACAMAC! Let us begin...

Steve Brodie- Steve's voice for the role is okay but a tad generic as his voice was a decent attempt at trying to sound like an old man. However Steve's performance does suit a Warlord fairly well (especially as someone whom tries to use benevolence as a way to justify his violent tendencies). So overall Steve's work on the role is pretty good but not one of his better performances in the Sonic series.

Jimmy Zoppi- Now I was pleasantly surprised with Jimmy's voice for the role as I like his somewhat gruff older voice and his attempt at an accent as well. Jimmy's performance does make Pachacamac seem a bit more fatherly this time around but it still does suit his warlord tendencies well enough. So in other words Jimmy did rather well with this role and is a good example of the voice work in the dub of the show.

Overall neither one are bad but I am actually going with Jimmy more on this one.



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said at 8:34 AM on Fri Jul 21 2017
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I'm going with Steve Brodie since he sounds more like a serious native chief. It would have been perfect had he done better in the acting department.

Oliver Wyman just sounds too silly and dopey for the role.
said at 2:04 PM on Sat Nov 5 2016
It's a tie.
said at 1:04 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
It's a tie.
said at 3:57 AM on Thu Oct 6 2016
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Steve Brodie sounded more elderly and wise in the role, though his delivery was very weak.

Oliver Wyman was trying too hard to me here: while I've definitely heard worse elderly man voices on the site before, the accent he uses is a little awkward, and his overacting is a little strange.
said at 4:43 PM on Thu Dec 10 2015
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Such a minor character, I can't really bring myself to care too much for his voice. I prefer Steve's, though, if only because the way Oliver pronounced "Tea-Call" in the clip irritated me.
said at 1:36 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
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Oliver just sounds so goofy, while Steve sounds bored...I guess Steve was better, though.
said at 10:51 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
Alright i'm only going to say this once, i feel like Steve Brodie sounds a bit close of how he would sound chief-like, yet warlord tone into it, but in the end he's not that great i'll admit it, and either Oliver Wyman or Pete Zarustica don't sound any better from here either.

And as the result i won't vote either of them cause none of them captured what i never expected to sound like at first.

And if there was a better voice actor for the future sonic game, that goes to Lloyd Sherr.
said at 5:44 PM on Mon May 11 2015
This is probably one of the rare cases where neither voice seems to perfectly fit the character.

Steve's voice sounds too awkward and forced while Oliver's voice sounds too similar to his Hawk voice as well as sounding a bit too gruff.
said at 12:38 AM on Sun Feb 1 2015
I actually like Oliver's accent
said at 1:28 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
Someone might wanna fix this one; Carter didn't voice this character in Sonic X, it was actually Pete Zarustica.
said at 5:07 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
I'll go with Jimmy. The accent wasn't even his fault. Besides, he does sound more fatherly.
said at 12:13 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
Steve sounds way better than James any day.
said at 11:25 AM on Sat May 24 2014
Oh it seems Oliver was the voice of Pachacamac in Sonic X. Well Steve is still better than him anyway.
said at 9:32 AM on Mon Aug 12 2013
Steve. Jimmy sounds ridiculous.
said at 10:25 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@SpongeBat1 This.
said at 12:02 AM on Tue Jun 25 2013
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Steve sounds nothing like a chieftan. Still better than Carter Cathcart at least, because he doesn't speak in an over the top accent like Carter does.
said at 5:05 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@chaosincarnate Blame 4kids for the accent.
said at 5:29 AM on Thu Aug 21 2014
@chaosincarnate Since when did Cathcart voice Pachacmac? That was Wyman.
said at 3:02 PM on Thu Aug 21 2014
@CuriousUserX90 Old comment is old. This was posted before it was updated to Wyman, as it was initially believed to be Cathcart.
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said at 7:45 PM on Wed Jun 19 2013
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Neither one is very good. I guess I'll go with Steve Brodie since he sounds slightly less ridiculous and doesn't pronounce Tikal as TEE-call.
said at 8:51 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
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This would've probably been a tie due to both sounding equally bland and unmemorable...if not for Jimmy's dumb, unnecessary accent. So I'm going with Steve.
said at 5:28 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
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This comparison is a little tough, because I don't really like either voice for Pachacamac. If I were forced to choose one though, I guess Steve Broadie would be it.

Steve's voice for the character is okay when it's casual, but when he sounds angry and aggressive, he sounds very awkward. Steve's acting for those moments is forced and unnatural.

Now for Jimmy Zoppi...I don't like this voice because his ridiculous accent makes it a little hard to take him seriously. The voice itself sounds too gruff and silly for a character that's supposed to be a highly respected leader.

If only Pachacamac had a better voice then what these two actors provided. But as I said, Steve is probably the best of the two.
said at 4:27 AM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@BlueSkySlash Its cool that we have almost the exact same opinion here. Though I felt his acting when he got angry was better than how he normally was, though I do see your point.
said at 10:51 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
I'll go with Jimmy Zoppi as I can't really understand what Steve Brodie is saying.
said at 10:39 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
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I don't really like either of these voices.

Steve Brodie seems kind of flat in the role and sounds like he's being rushed around the end there but it does sound a bit better than before I guess, either way he sounded much better as Gamma.

Jimmy Zoppi probably would've been decent, but the silly accent he uses just completely kills his performance so I really can't take it seriously at all.

If I had to choose, I'd probably go with Steve Brodie, despite the iffy acting I got a better sense of his character there and I can take it a bit more seriously than Zoppi's voice.

But I really think someone else could do a much better performance for Pachacamac out there, if he were to ever return in some in a flashback or something along those lines.
said at 5:06 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@Metabad Keep in mind. Jimmy was probably forced to adopt that accent. I think he could've done well if he was in control of delivery.
said at 2:26 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Adjeras Yeah, it was most likely the direction at fault here, that said I really can't hear the voice behind the accent at all. The accent is just too forced for me to consider it as a natural performance and it doesn't really work for the character at all. Maybe if he had another shot at it and dropped the accent he'd do better, but as it stands we can only speculate how he'd sound without it.
said at 2:29 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Metabad I could speculate. Honestly, I'm more leniant towards Jimmy.
said at 11:37 AM on Mon Oct 12 2015
@Metabad Lloyd Sherr is what i had in mind.
said at 8:48 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
i have both game and the video i played game more than i watch the movie so dont know so to pick
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