Superman Superman


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Livewire with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Superman

Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 28 2009
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
LivewireLori Petty
Lori Petty
Justice League (2001)
LivewireMaria Canals
Maria Canals


Well its been a while but its time to do another VC for one of Superman's rogues gallery this time its one of the ladies namely Livewire. Formerly a Shock jock whom is infamously against Superman she becomes an electric powered evil doer.

In Superman: The Animated Series she was voiced by Lori Petty. Lori's Livewire voice is definitely above average as it does sound like something from a Shock Jock and her work still definitely works when she is Livewire.

In the Justice League episode "Hereafter Part 1" she is voiced by Maria "Hawkgirl" Canals. Its not hard to tell Maria is pretty much a "Stand-in" but while its not one of the best stand in performances its certainly not the worst. (Another words you can tell its Maria Canals voicing Livewire but she did make a decent attempt at trying to sound like Lori Petty.)

Overall I liked them both but I am going with Lori Petty here.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 12:44 PM on Sun Dec 17 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
I'll admit that I'm not a big fan of Livewire as a character, but Lori has a great voice for her.
said at 8:17 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
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Lori Petty nuff said.
said at 2:12 AM on Sat Jan 28 2017
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Lori is fantastic. She has this wonderful energy to the performance and her charisma and speed in the role just make it incredibly enjoyable.

Maria is pretty miscast. She doesn't have a whole lot to go off of, but she really doesn't sound like she's really doing much to even bother to emulate Lori. She doesn't have any of the charm, energy, or snarky sound that Petty had which makes it incredibly distracting to me.

1. Lori Petty
2. Maria Canals

I'd say for a future VA I'd go with Nika Futterman or Kari Wahlgren
said at 11:16 AM on Sun Mar 6 2016
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Lori Petty gives such a unique and electrifying performance as Livewire. Her voice, it's like a strange mix of both Kat Dennings and Kristen Schaal and yet for some reason it really works well for this shock jock supervillain.

Maria Canals does not even come to Lori as Livewire. All I hear is her Paulina from Danny's too distracting as a voice match and for the character at the same time.

Lori's got my vote.

BONUS: Chiara Zanni as Livewire anyone?
said at 6:26 AM on Wed Apr 1 2015
1) Lori Petty
2) Maria Canals
said at 2:46 PM on Fri Aug 1 2014
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Lori Petty just brings Livewire to life, it's hard to think of anyone else that could do a better job then Lori Petty.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:23 PM on Sun Apr 13 2014
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Lori Petty defiantly.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:03 AM on Mon Mar 7 2016
@Polyester Funk *definitely*
said at 6:29 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
I don't really care for either voice so this will be the rare expectation where I'm not voting for anyone.
said at 2:38 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Lori Petty IS Livewire!
said at 8:26 PM on Sun May 26 2013
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Lori has that energetic high pitched voice that fits Livewires character and design just perfectly and made her a very fun character for a villain.

Canals never sounded right to me and sounds NOTHING like Lori in the slightest to me.
said at 11:56 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
I'm voting for Lori Petty. Maria Canal's was a decent stand in at best.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:00 PM on Wed Oct 3 2012
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At times Lori's acting feels wonky, sometimes having werid delivery on some lines. Her voice does fit though.
Maria has better delivery but it's still just an okay 'Stand-In' and it does sound like a Harley Quinn which kinda makes me want to hear her as Harley
said at 1:38 AM on Tue Mar 13 2012
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Without a doubt, Lori Petty. Sadly, yeah, I must agree with Nick102 that Maria Canals's verison sounded too much like she was triyng to voice Harley Quinn.
said at 4:37 PM on Fri Nov 18 2011
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Lori Petty was defiantly Livewire for me. Maria's substitute voice just sounds too much like Harley Quinn.
said at 11:58 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
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Maria's sounds more intimidating yet still fun and cool! Plus that slight accent adds life to livewire! ;D
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Lori Petty
Maria Canals