Devastator
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Devastator

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

Devastator is a supporting antagonist from the Transformers franchise. Devastator has appeared in many different parts of Transformers media, from television shows to movies to comic books. Often portrayed as the combined form of several different Constructicons, Devastator is one of the Decepticons' most powerful weapons. A gestalt with enormous power and destructive capability, a weapon designed to be activated and pointed in the direction of the enemy. 
Created by TylerMirage on Jun 11 2016
Transformers (1984)
DevastatorArthur Burghardt
Arthur Burghardt
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
DevastatorArthur Burghardt
Arthur Burghardt
Transformers: Devastation (2015)
DevastatorDavid Boat
David Boat
Transformers: Combiner Wars (2016)
DevastatorPatrick Seitz
Patrick Seitz

EDITOR'S OPINION

In the Generation One series and movie, Arthur Burghardt stepped up to the mic. The voice he used in the movie is deeper and has some additional FX thrown onto it to make it more monstrous. 

Although he doesn't get much material to work with in the aptly-named Devastation, Dave Boat does a servicable job as the Decepticon combiner. 

For the Machinima-produced web series Combiner Wars, veteran VA Patrick Seitz joined the fresh-faced cast. Patrick's deep and gruff voice is a perfect fit for Devastator.

In the end, Arthur's movie voice is getting my vote. 


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8000 Saiyans
said at 5:45 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Arthur is the best here. That "Prepare for extermination" line always gives me the chills.
wdf1
said at 9:09 PM on Tue Oct 3 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Arthur Burghardt
2. Patrick Seitz
Troodon2
said at 2:55 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
For the time, Arthur Burghardt was the solid voice for Devastator. He ads this sort of classic, Adonis-type sounding sentient voice to the character that's both imposing and intricate.

David Boat is alright, but it's sort of a step down from the tone Arthur put in the character earlier.

Patrick Seitz, sort of in the same league as Boat but adds a bit more energy in the right place when the character needs to shout. It's sounds sort of like a mix between Fred Tatasciore and Nolan North in terms of texture and speech pattern.

BONUS: After having heard Pat's take, and as typecast this may be, I do think either Nolan or Fred could work well as Devastator. Or maybe even John Dimaggio, Travis Willingham, Neil Kaplan, KMR... yeah the usual. But I can also see Khary Payton doing something with him like he did with Grimlock in RID or even Killer Croc in Arkham Origins; as well as Imari Williams having recently played Goliath Spider in USM.
Then of course, there's always Scott McNeil and either of the Dobson brothers back in Vancouver, particularly Paul Dobson.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:12 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
I'm actually voting for Seitz for this one. He sounds big & powerful which is something Arthur & David lacked.
GreenGoblin75
said at 12:03 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Arthur Burghardt (Movie)
2. Patrick Seitz
3. David Boat
4. Arthur Burghardt (Series)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:28 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Patrick has the power that I think Dave and Author are missing, he has my vote.
TEOL
said at 9:33 AM on Mon Sep 19 2016
Arthur is best here. Not sure which accent I like better though.
Francesco92e
said at 5:04 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
Why didn't Arthur voiced Devastator in the game as well?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:19 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Francesco92e Possibly because he might not have auditioned, might not have been available, might not have wanted to, or a variety of other reasons.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:21 AM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Francesco92e He hasn't done any VO for animation etc. since 2010. Since the dude is in his 60s he may just be retired.
Francesco92e
said at 5:04 AM on Fri Jul 29 2016
Understood. Thank you all
Borax Joe
said at 5:46 AM on Wed Jul 6 2016
Burghardt's movie version sounds like Scott McNeil.
dcmarvelanime
said at 12:56 PM on Mon Jun 13 2016
1) David Boat
2) Arthur Burghardt
Metabad
said at 10:09 AM on Sun Jun 12 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Voting for Arthur Burghardt mostly for his performance in the movie, where he sounds deeper and more imposing.

David Boat isn't bad at all though, and I admittedly like it more than Arthur's voice in the show (which is a pretty good performance on its own, but I don't find the voice all that fitting.)
Polyester Funk
said at 11:47 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Giving this to Arthur Burghardt. Dave Boat is pretty good.

I like that both of Arthur's clips start with him saying "Prepare".
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:19 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Both arw good, but I'm gonna go with Arthur Burghardt.
HienFan
said at 10:12 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
Lol there are two clips for Arthur Burghardt

David is alright but I prefer Arthur
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:11 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm not really impressed with either. Neither really show off the power of a giant named Devastator.
GreenGoblin75
said at 7:23 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
@Music Meister
Who would you cast?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:32 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
@GreenGoblin75
Maybe Michael Dorn and JAT or safe bets like KMR or Freddy T.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:48 PM on Wed Aug 3 2016
@Music Meister Freddy T. Fred Tatasciore's rapper name xD!
Starscreamsfan
said at 1:32 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Burghardt is my favorite, but Boat is also good.
Starscreamsfan
said at 2:26 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
I don't dig Patrick Seitz at all. I dunno why, but he doesn't click with me at all.
GreenGoblin75
said at 12:13 PM on Sat Jun 11 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Arthur Burghardt (Movie>Show)
2. David Boat
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Who do you think has been the best from these Devastator voice actors?
Arthur Burghardt
David Boat
Patrick Seitz