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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Megatron with sound clips and images.


Created by Foxwolf on Mon Mar 30 2009, 233 Comments, Add Comment
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Transformers (1984)
MegatronFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers: Beast Wars (1996)
MegatronDavid Kaye
David Kaye
Transformers Energon (2004)
MegatronDavid Kaye
David Kaye
Transformers Robots In Disguise (2001)
MegatronDaniel Riordan
Daniel Riordan
Transformers Animated (2007)
MegatronCorey Burton
Corey Burton
Transformers (2007)
MegatronHugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
Transformers Cybertron (2005)
MegatronTrevor Devall
Trevor Devall
Transformers: Beast Wars (1996)
Megatron (G1)Garry Chalk
Garry Chalk
The Transformers (2003)
MegatronJeff Manning
Jeff Manning
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
MegatronFred Tatasciore
Fred Tatasciore
Transformers: Cyber Missions (2010)
MegatronTony Gialluca
Tony Gialluca
Transformers: Prime (2010)
MegatronFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers Energon (2004)
MegatronRichard Newman
Richard Newman

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IamOptimusPrime2020
said at 12:31 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
David Kaye and Frank Welker are the two Best Megatron voices. Both sound like very demanding villains, especially David.

Corey Burton sounds a lot like his Shockwave. Still good, nonetheless.

Fred Tatasciore sounds a bit like Frank here, which automatically makes him OK here.

Richard Newman may have had a brief run, but he tried his best to sound like David's voice.

Hugo Weaving was good too, considering the fact that he wasn't too enthusiastic about it.

Daniel Riordan... don't know, I'm not sure I like it. Nor almost any RID voice, for that matter.

Didn't like Jeff Manning's performance
Starscreamsfan
said at 2:40 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 I dunno. I thought the RiD performances were quite good (especially Sky-Byte).

Richard Newman is quite possibly my favorite Canadian performer and he does great as Megatron. In fact, if you want someone that sounds like Kaye, Newman is the perfect choice (I didn't even know it was Newman in the first place).

So yeah, I think Welker, Kaye, Tatasciore, Newman and Riordan did great as Megatron.
IamOptimusPrime2020
said at 3:22 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
@Starscreamsfan I didn't know it was Newman either. Anyway, as for Riordan, whatever works for you.
Ka Yan
said at 8:00 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
Frank Welker,Transformers: Prime (2010) is the best.
Comicfan117
said at 2:25 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
Does anyone think Mark Hamill could voice Megatron?
Metabad
said at 3:58 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@Comicfan117 I'd imagine he'd make a better Starscream.
Comicfan117
said at 6:24 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@Metabad Yeah that could work too.
Bauglir100
said at 12:16 PM on Mon Sep 8 2014
@Metabad ...or Cyclonus.
Comicfan117
said at 12:56 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@Metabad OK, how about Clancy Brown as Megatron
Metabad
said at 1:02 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@Comicfan117 That's a great choice! It'd be awesome to hear him as either Megatron or even Unicron.
AscendedVegeta
said at 5:51 PM on Mon Aug 4 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
Daniel Riordan using this voice for Carnage, anyone?
30Rockefeller
said at 7:45 AM on Mon Jul 21 2014
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What do you guys think of Clancy Brown for Megatron?
Soldierkei
said at 12:05 AM on Wed Jul 9 2014
Can't pick a favorite
ShadowPirateX
said at 5:34 AM on Thu Jul 3 2014
Frank Welker takes this one, but Hugo Weaving, Fred Tatasciore and David Kaye (YEEESSS) all did a pretty good job.
99-cells
said at 6:07 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
David did a real good job with referring to some of Megatron's older quotes; particularly "I would have waited....." And "Why throw away....."
RabidSonicFan
said at 4:58 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
Frank Welker - Whether he's screaming in G1 or more reserved in Prime, he always does a great job; sounding very authoritative and sinister... But given that this is Frank Welker we're talking about, being great kinda goes without saying.

David Kaye - With a sense of intelligence and menace, he delivers a delightfully hammy performance. YESSSSSSSS...!

Garry Chalk - A decent stand-in for Frank Welker; he didn't have much material to work with, but he seemed to understand the character pretty well.

Daniel Riordan - It's an adequate voice for Megatron; it sounds evil and raspy. Like with most of the voices in this series, I don't really have any complaints, but it's not particularly memorable either.

Jeff Manning - Pretty bad.

Richard Newman - A great stand-in for Kaye; I could barely tell that it was a different actor.

Trevor Devall - A, um... not-so-great stand-in for Kaye. His acting is fine, though.

Hugo Weaving - Despite Hugo having no knowledge of the franchise and his voice acting being literally phoned-in, it's still a great performance, for a more monstrous version of Megatron.

Corey Burton - He does a good job as a more calculating version of the character.

Fred Tatasciore - Even though I could often hear his Hulk voice slip in during the game, I still think he did a good job as a G1-esque Megatron.

Tony Gialluca - Once again repeating my comment on the Optimus page; he's fine. He's a decent stand-in.
Netherman14
said at 11:56 AM on Sat Jun 7 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Hmm, Jonathan Adams as Megatron? either him or Bruce Thomas.
30Rockefeller
said at 11:11 AM on Sat Aug 2 2014
@Netherman14 I think Bruce Thomas would be a great voice for Megatron, even Jonathan Adams would good to.
Finister2
said at 12:36 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
1) Frank Welker
2) Fred Tatasciore
3) Hugo Weaving
4) Corey Burton
5) David Kaye
6) Tony Gialluca
7) Richard Newman
8) Garry Chalk
9) Trevor Devall
10) Daniel Riordan
11) Jeff Manning
Ringworm128
said at 10:34 PM on Mon May 12 2014
David Kaye is just as awesome in his own way but he shouldn't be included since as far as I know Predacon Megatron is a completely separate character.
SilverSkyride
said at 5:10 PM on Thu May 29 2014
@Ringworm128 True but he also played Megatron in Armada, Energon, and Cybertron
Ringworm128
said at 10:28 PM on Sat Apr 19 2014
Frank Welkers voice is just dripping with arrogance. And the old sounding raspy voice with his commanding tone sounds really sinister. Prime let's him do a great, more subdued performance. So yeah, I vote Welker, both G1 and Prime.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 1:29 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
If L.A. ever do a Transformers dub one day, I want Travis Willingham as Megatron & Vic Mignogna as Starscream.
pete
said at 1:45 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@MilanTheVillain01 In Travis's case we don't need a dub for that to happen.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:34 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@pete Very true, but it'd nice to see at any rate.
SilverSkyride
said at 5:08 PM on Sun Apr 13 2014
@MilanTheVillain01 Now you got me thinking how that play out
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 5:46 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
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@PsychicVoiceSpy That is essentially the same outlook with me. As you might've seen in my earlier comment, I wasn't too fond of Kaye's performance. But like you, when I watched some episodes of Beast Wars, my opinion drastically changed. He's still very threatening in spite of his hammy delivery (which, the more I see it, is what makes him unique from other reincarnations), and can provide great power and trickery along with it. He jumps up there with Corey and Frank for me now, and I already love those two a great deal.

With that said, my vote still sticks with Frank from Prime, because IMHO, there is an underlying layer of depth within his performance that brings a lot more to the character than may seem. Though the dialogue and actions play a big part in it as well, it's Welker's performance that helps to bring a lot to Megatron where his characteristics can be brought out not just by exposition, but mainly by emotional charge. Megatron is a ruthless leader that has no boundaries and knows when to step in and bring in potential enemies and when to step into full gear at the right time, and it is very intriguing how whenever I've watched the character onscreen, even when I miss the dialogue, his capacity can bring out what he says. His background, along with Welker's portrayal, is the main reason why he is my choice.

But when people say they choose Kaye as Megatron, now I seen exactly why.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:17 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@DreamMaster08X I agree with you on how Frank's latest performance in Prime brings a certain level of emotional character depth to him that wasn't there before, and that's a real plus. That said, Kaye provides a certain playfulness to his Megatron. It's the kind of voice that has an air of confidence and intelligence that makes him sound as if he's playing mind games with his enemies, and enjoying it. Not only that, but when listening to his performance in The Agenda Part 3 and other scenes throughout Beast Wars, he shows the same level of grandeur, ambition, and tireless determination to accomplish his goals to the point where he becomes frightening, just as Frank. And from what I've heard from Beast Machines, he is perfectly capable of portraying the terrifying monster side of Megatron as well.

I do like how Frank's Prime performance has an underlying depth to it and I totally appreciate that, but from the angle of which actor has the ability of establishing Megatron as the oppressive, unrelenting threat that he is, Kaye does it just as well, or perhaps better. And that's why choosing my favorite is going to be a challenge to say the least. There are so many different factors to consider when judging each performance in their entirety that I've decided that this is my favorite voice compare, even though I haven't even come to my own conclusion on it. :)
pete
said at 2:22 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Even in Beast Machines he wasn't without the humor. The writers slipped in the occasional yesss.
pete
said at 12:56 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
It too me a while to hear Frank in the comics, I just used Kaye's Unicron Trilogy voice in my head, it was just so intimidating and ruthless, then Prime came along and changed all that. Frank's Prime performance wins, though Kaye is a close second Yesss. Corey, Hugo, Fred, and Daniel, are great as their respective versions, but are no match for Kaye's superiority Noooo.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:28 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@pete Man, I voted for Frank a while back, but once I saw Beast Wars all the way through and some of his scenes from Beast Machines, I have NEVER been this torn on a voice-compare, ever. They are both so incredibly magnificent and perfect as Megatron in their own ways that it's a challenge to decide. I've never felt that way when considering a voice-compare before, but that's just a testament to their talent!
pete
said at 5:07 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I know right! Been re watching Beast Wars and even completed Beast Machines recently. I almost came on here and switched back to David, but decided not to. Scorponok is the same way, I like Don and Colin but changed to Colin after thinking it over. Optimus is the same way. Torn between Peter and Garry.
pete
said at 5:09 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@pete I'll put Richard Newman at 6, sounds a bit Rhinoxish, but that also makes it a bit Tankorsh as well. It's sinister enough, and isn't just a David impression and is quite different from his version.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:12 AM on Tue Dec 24 2013
Frank Welker's Prime voice is great. He sounds like his origin version, yet more menacing.

David Kaye and Corey Burton are very good too. Fred Tatasciore is pretty good and Hugo Weaving was good for the movie version.
Legacyman
said at 2:49 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
To think Predacons Rising makes Megatron a good guy in the end. That's a first. I say it would be a better idea if Megatron was completely dead with Unicron being destroyed. Anyone got any comments about that?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:36 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
@Legacyman Probably a discussion best placed in the Predacons Rising discussion forum. ;)

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10851
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:06 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
My top 5:

1) Welker: He is MEGATRON!!!!

2) Kaye: He's hilarious in Beast Wars, yet threatening in Beast Machines. YESSSSSS!!!!

3) Chalk: I really respect his performance. Has a certain Welker feel to it.

4) Riordan: Very true to his egomaniacal version, which I absolutely enjoyed.

5) Tatasciore: Quite menacing and epic.
lnytune1
said at 5:23 AM on Tue Nov 12 2013
Frank Welker- This is the worst clip I've ever heard. Frank actually sounds nothing like this in either series... he's AWESOME!!!!

Fred Tatasciore- Sounds epicly evil without any effects!

Hugo Weaving/ Tony Gialluca- both sound evil, but it's with tons of effects.

The rest are just too terrible to mention.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:25 AM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@lnytune1 Even Corey Burton?
lnytune1
said at 11:14 AM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@VctrBnsn Well... he was okay......
Metabad
said at 5:54 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@lnytune1 and David Kaye?
lnytune1
said at 6:10 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Metabad Little bit too smooth. Just sayin'.
Metabad
said at 6:21 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@lnytune1 Well it does really work for that version of Megatron at least since that is what they were going for.
lnytune1
said at 6:25 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Metabad I've gotta admit is sounds intimidating....... and if that's what they were going for, I like it.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:47 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@lnytune1 And Daniel Riordan?
lnytune1
said at 9:04 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Music Meister DANG there are a lot of replies to my comment!!!
Ross123
said at 11:09 AM on Sat Oct 19 2013
Frank does better at "Prime" than the original series so i'll go for him.

Hugo does good at Megatron in the films while Fred also has a good voice.

David to me sounds too calm for Megatron's voice.

Corey, Richard & Trevor did ok at the voice I think.

Tony sounds like the angry version of Cookie Monster.

Garry is way too light while Daniel sounds crazy.

Jeff is really not that great.
lnytune1
said at 11:16 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Ross123 Angry version of cookie monster!!! HA!
pete
said at 12:48 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@Ross123 You meand David as a whole or just his Beast Wars version? That was a more comedic version, and his Armada and Energon was more threatening.
Ross123
said at 9:44 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@pete I don't watch Transformers a lot. I've seen some of the cartoons, all 3 films (soon to be 4) & played Revenge of the Fallen video game. I'll watch Armada and Energon at some point then since you I'm being a bit unfair to David, maybe we should request a different clip then.
pete
said at 1:48 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Ross123 Don't worry about it, I just was curious which version you meant, though he's less comedic in Armada and Energon.
Ross123
said at 2:34 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@pete But I'll still consider watching them though since I'd like to hear that performance & expand on Transformers media as I've heard a lot of good stuff about it.
pete
said at 2:40 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Ross123 It seems you were going to because of what I said. I can get a bit fan boyish if I watch too much f something that I like.
Ross123
said at 2:58 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@pete Ah don't worry about it, I get that fan boyish side of me too. It happens a lot.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:10 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. David Kaye - The smoothest, most elegant and deliciously evil sounding Megatron. He struck a great balance of dry humor and sophistication mixed with genuine menace. Yesssss!
2. Corey Burton - A chilling rendition. Even without the echo, the voice itself is perfect for this villain.
3. Frank Welker - Mainly his Prime performance. His original was a bit campy, but he actually sounds threatening and cool in Prime.
4. Hugo Weaving and Tony Gialluca - They both sound the same, and equally fitting.
5. Richard Newman - He's recycling his Phaeton performance, but that works for Megatron. It's a bit similar to David Kaye, whom he's filling in for, just not quite as good.
6. Fred Tatasciore - Decent but a bit generic too.
7. Jeff Manning - His voice is forgettable and he really overacted the delivery.
8. Trevor Duvall - Too deep!
9. Gary Chalk - Too light!
10. Daniel Riordan - LOL no. You are not menacing, you just sound like an overacting ninny!
Silence
said at 5:32 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
Corey Burton is my favorite Megatron. Out of all the ones here, he was the most intimidating and evil sounding.
pete
said at 2:19 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Silence Thoughts on the rest? If you don't mind me asking.
Silence
said at 2:52 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@pete
Ok, I liked Frank Welker (Prime especially) David Kaye, Richard Newman and Fred Tatasciore as much as Corey, they each sound evil in their own ways and are great fits for Megatron. But what I think won me over for Corey was how cold and calculating he sounded, which served to make his Megatron more menacing.
Now for the rest...

Hugo Weaving and Tony Gialluca are both okay in the role, but I don't thick Megatron should sound that monstrous, it just sounds a bit distracting.

Daniel Riordan is quite an odd one for me.. To be fair, it is a different version of Megatron and he does it well in that respect, but I just can't hear that voice coming out of Megatron in the future (it oddly enough sounds more fitting for Galvatron, which he ironically voiced in the same series).

Trevor Duvall and Garry Chalk are both forgettable in the role, I think they both deserve another shot as Megatron, but their voices come off as generic.

Jeff Manning is without a doubt my least favorite. He read his lines WAY too slowly and his performance comes off as awkward and poorly acted.
pete
said at 4:08 PM on Tue Feb 18 2014
@Silence Just watched a bit of Animated and Corey is now my 3rd favorite. Remind me of Frank and Hugo while sounding original.
Finister2
said at 12:57 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
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I wonder of Jim Cummings would make a good Megatron?
facundo guerra 4
said at 4:42 PM on Fri Jul 25 2014
@Finister2 Like Troy Baker,he can do everything
Legacyman
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Sep 10 2013
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David Kaye is my favorite Megatron voice. I didn't know about Transformers until I first knew about Beast Wars. The Megatron from Beast Wars inspires me to make up a villain with the same personality trait. It doesn't count as plagirism if I make up a character based on the Beast Wars Megatron, does it?
pete
said at 12:49 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@Legacyman No, using characters as inspiration for others isn't ripping them off.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 7:48 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Welker is one of my favorite VAs, and this is the main reason of why: Megatron. He gives such a handful of terror and tyranny that it's almost criminal (which is fitting for the character). I like the G1 voice, and I LOVED his take on TFP. Perfect acting.

If Frank were to announce that he'd retired from the role, I think the most logical succesor is Tatasciore. At first, I was iffy about his performance in Fall of Cybertron, but then quickly grew attached to it.

Burton is the only other actor of the bunch to really make Megatron absolutely terrifying. It's a much different performance, but it was certainly for the better.

Weaving also did exceptionally well, considering the material (I'm not really a fan of the live-action trilogy). While he was more loud and bombastic, he still managed it well.

And I'm afraid to say that I think Kaye's version is okay. It's still by all means good, but to be honest, he sounds more like a pedophiliac than a tyrant. No disrespect to Kaye, but it's just my cup of tea.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 7:46 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@DreamMaster08X whoops, I meant NOT my cup of tea. Still a good performance, though.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:35 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
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This is a toughie for sure. Most of these Megatron's are completely different portrayals. G1 Megatron is a typical hammy '80's villain. BW/BM Megatron is a charismatic leader. Bayformers Megatron is a sheer brute. Animated Megatron is cold, cruel and calculating terrorist leader. They're just all so different, it makes choosing a favourite voice more like choosing a favourite PORTRAYAL.

David Kaye is my top pick, with Corey, Fred, Frank and then Hugo rounding it off.
Legacyman
said at 2:39 PM on Wed Aug 7 2013
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Out of all the Megatron voices, my top 2 are Frank Welker and David Kaye. While Welker makes Megatron sound like a terrifying warlord like Megatron truly is, Kaye is the perfect choice for Megatron in a future show for how he portrayed him in Beast Wars.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:11 AM on Wed Jul 17 2013
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
I gotta love how Fred Tatasciore does a better job at a Hugo Weaving-ish approach to Megatron than Hugo himself, even without effects. :D
virtual revenger
said at 1:50 AM on Wed Jul 10 2013
Welker makes Megatron sound evil.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 9:33 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1) Frank Welker - The classic and the guy who's voice just screams "MEGATRON!" to me. His work in Prime is beyond awesome and going back to G1, it's just very legendary and memorable.

2) Fred Tatasciore - A very good substitute for Megatron's voice. He did very well in the portrayal in both of High Moon's video games. This guy is just like, the greatest impersonator in my opinion. Just look at how much he sounds like Tony Todd as Dreadwing in the Prime video game!

3) Corey Burton - He really nailed it by putting so much emotion and effort into the role, and throwing himself into Megatron's character. Animated Megatron will always remain as one of my favourite Megatron incarnations because of Corey and how he made Megs very serious and ruthless. He just sends chills throughout my body. I love his line: "Decepticons, transform and RISE UP!"! Being a 'Con supporter, that really makes me shiver with excitement!

4) Hugo Weaving - Even though he is the very first Megatron voice I heard, I have to admit he's not by top choice and not as memorable as Frank, but he still did an excellent job portraying the Decepticon leader. He was very menacing and deep-voiced, something you would expect from Bayformer Megatron. He fits the role in the live-action continuity. It's a real shame he never cared for doing the role. Celebrities... :D Regardless, Bayformer Megs is one of my all time favourite incarnations!

5) David Kaye - Specifically his Beast Wars performance. His interpretation of Megatron definitely sported the calculating and determined aspects of the character. While not being the best, he certainly did well.
Couldntthinkofone
said at 12:17 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
Welker is my favorite, the Prime version to be exact. Burton, Kaye, and Tatasciore are great as well.
Mrguy22594
said at 8:55 PM on Wed May 22 2013
Oh and Fred Tatasciore as well.
Mrguy22594
said at 8:54 PM on Wed May 22 2013
For the best obviously Frank Welker but for 2nd best it's either David Kaye, Hugo Weaving, or Corey Burton.
Tyler Reznik
said at 8:29 PM on Sun May 19 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I'd like Hugo Weaving's Megatron better if he hadn't just phoned in his performance. Frank Welker, David Kaye, and Fred Tatasciore are all outstanding.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:04 PM on Mon May 20 2013
@Tyler Reznik I hear you on Hugo Weaving. He was freaking agent Smith, he's no stranger to villainous characters. -_- There are a lot of celebrities that actually try and do good voice work, but some of them just can't be asked to give a crap.
Aussieroth
said at 10:36 PM on Fri Jul 19 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy He knew it was for Michael Bay, what did you expect? XD
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:14 PM on Sat Jul 20 2013
@Aussieroth I shouldn't have been so quick to jab at Hugo Weaving, after all, he apparently didn't know anything about it and they didn't tell him much either. Michael Bay is the one at fault for Megatron's unsatisfactory role in his films. Hugo could have done better, or Frank could have come back, but oh well. It's a shame too, because if Bay actually cared more about the essence of Transformers and put a little more effort into his story, he could have made the movies fantastic.

This guy has money people could never even dream of in his hands and if he wanted to, he could make good movies. He knows how to make them, he just kinda fails to try. It's a real shame.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:00 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Also, I'm quite interested in hearing what you consider "the essence of Transformers". :)

Personally, Bayformers is exactly what you'd get if you summed up three decades of transforming robot toys, commercials and TV shows into a trilogy of summer blockbuster movies. EXACTLY what you'd get, warts and all. Transformers is not some piece of holy grail literature. Transformers is not something that Shakespeare himself wishes he created. It is not something that will be examined as the backbone of entertainment or anything relevant. (And this is coming from a huge Transformers fan.) It is a franchise created around the idea of alien robots punching each other in the face in order to sell toys on the shelves. THAT is Transformers. And that is Bayformers. Whether we like it or not, Transformers is first and foremost a commercialized brand meant to move product. It is a product, meant to be marketed to the masses, appeal to as many as possible and employ thousands of people. Now, don't get me wrong. It CAN be more than that. It HAS been more than that. Just because it's a 25+ year toyline doesn't mean it can't have great creative influence and be well received. The Beast Era, TFA, the modern run of comics have all proven that Transformers can definitely be not only entertaining, but ALSO well made and more than just a toy commercial. Great characters, moving stories. But those are the exceptions, rather than the rule. There are dozens of things that sum up Transformers as a whole, and ALL of those things are present in the live-action films. Bayformers *is* Transformers, through-and-through. Anything and everything that might be considered "the core" of Transformers is in those movies. Some people may not like the movies, and that's completely fine. There are many, many, MANY reasons why someone might not like it, and they're entitled to that. Gosh, there's plenty of things that *I* don't care for in the movies, but I still like them overall. But to say that Bay's movies are anything OTHER than an accurate live-action interpretation of what Transformers is all about is erroneous.

Maybe we’re not concerned that Bayformers is "a disgrace to the franchise" - maybe we’re upset that Bayformers is essentially the franchise in a nutshell, an accurate representation of it. We don't hate it because it's "bad", we hate it because it's "true".
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:38 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
@TylerMirage I guess my idea of the essence of Transformers is this: They are sentient robots with (mostly) very human personalities who used to live on a planet together in peace before differences came between them (speaking from my experience with just a touch of G1, over half of Beast Wars, and most of Prime) and war broke out. They may be a race of robots that have this gimmicky ability to turn into sweet looking rides, planes, war machines and so forth to sell toys, but much of Transformers media has done what they can to make each one feel human to an extent. They had memorable (sometimes even three-dimensional and fleshed out) or at least likable personalities.

With Bayformers, the only character I really remember something about is Optimus. I'm not saying Transformers is deep, fine art, but I think Michael Bay really ignored the Autobot/Decepticons' personalities and their individual worth to the story far too much for me to really get much out of them.

So, when I say that he missed the "essence" of Transformers, what I was trying to say is that he glossed over the heart and charm of the bot characters to the point that it felt lazy. I doubt giving the characters a little more heart and charm would ruin the flow of the action and spectacle, it would just make it something that more people could enjoy. I just wish that he would come to understand that and give more heart to the characters.
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I know hyperlinking it won't work, but hopefully just copying and pasting the link will.

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I had spent over four years on TFW2005, and I have never come across an answer so intelligently, politely and most of all CORRECTLY put. Never. Not once. I...I honestly can't even come back with a response to that, because you are right. Bravo, good sir. Bravo.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:25 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@TylerMirage Wow. Thanks! Man, and I was in a rush when I wrote that comment too, there was a little more I wanted to add but I forgot... still, thanks!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:13 PM on Sat May 18 2013
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Frank Welker's Prime voice is simply awesome. It's too bad he wasn't cast in the films. Back in forth between Frank and Peter would make them a lot more enjoyable.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:35 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Yeah, it's a shame that TFP is the only time other than G1 that they've got to banter back and forth as their respective characters in the same room. :( Recording that way just gives the performances that extra pi-zazz.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:13 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
@TylerMirage Well, hopefully after Prime they get another chance to while they've still got it!
Torak
said at 1:24 PM on Fri May 10 2013
My Rankings of Megs:

1. Welker (Prime)
2. Kaye (Beast Wars/Energon)
3. Weaving
4. Tatasciore
5. Burton
6. Welker (G1)
7. Newman
8. Riordan

Everyone else xD
mastershock99
said at 4:00 PM on Fri May 3 2013
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Fred tatasciore needs to vo megs alot more then he does
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:34 AM on Wed May 8 2013
@mastershock99 He seriously deserves more votes.
Darklion
said at 10:44 PM on Sun Mar 31 2013
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Hugo is way better
Frank is good, he brings the classic megatron into our generation
Fred is also good
david is kind of ok but the rest not so much
Scattorshot Prime
said at 6:11 PM on Tue Mar 26 2013
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1: Corey Burton
2: Fred Tatasciore
3: Frank Welker
4: Hugo Weaving
5: David Kaye
BlankSlate
said at 6:34 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@Scattorshot Prime I voted for Corey all the way! He emotes without showing clear emotion, and yet throws himself completely into the role, showing that this Megatron means business.
jonhardwick
said at 6:10 PM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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I vote for Hugo, uh oh i can see fanboys with pitchforks & torches approaching my house.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:05 AM on Sat Mar 23 2013
@jonhardwick Even though I usually despise celebrities being used as voice actors, Hugo Weaving was actually quite good! In fact, I rated him third behind Frank Welker & David Kaye.
jonhardwick
said at 10:54 AM on Thu Mar 28 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Too bad Weaving didnt care too much for the role
VctrBnsn
said at 5:04 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
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Frank Welker - I'm afraid if I don't vote for him, he may track me down and kill me. Nah, just kidding. He's my fav, but mostly for Prime version.
David Kaye - A little corny for me.
Daniel Riordan - Corny too, but a lot more entertaining. Almost sounds like John DiMaggio.
Corey Burton - Man, he's awesome.
Hugo Weaving - A good performance, too bad he never cared for doing it. That's what happens when you get a celebrity instead of a VA.
Fred Tatasciore - He's awesome too.

The others are either meh, forgettable, or downright laughable.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:10 AM on Tue Feb 12 2013
# 1 - Frank Welker (Prime version).
# 2 - David Kaye (Beast Wars version)
# 3 - Hugo Weaving
# 4 - Corey Burton.
# 5 - Fred Tatasciore.
# 6 - David Kaye (Energon version).
# 7 - Richard Newman.
# 8 - Frank Welker (G1 version).
# 9 - Garry Chalk.
BlankSlate
said at 11:53 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
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As one who is not a diehard fan of Transformers, the first Megatron I heard was Hugo Weaving. He was fine enough, but his performance was not very memorable.
For me, the best is Corey Burton. That cold, calculating voice, and his characterisation which REALLY gives meaning to the word 'Decepticon'.
bumblebeebug
said at 10:09 PM on Sun Jan 20 2013
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frank welker's performance as megatron in tf prime is awesome. fred tatasciore is a very close second for me.
Davey3valves
said at 9:48 PM on Thu Jan 17 2013
Let me start out by saying, Frank Welker is a voice over god and nobody can ever replace him. Especially in Transformers Prime.

However, I was born in 1990, and I will always hold a special place in my heart for David Kaye. And after playing Fall of Cybertron, Fred Tatasciore is a a perfect casting choice for Megatron.
TheTrueYuma
said at 2:20 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
Did they use any vocal effects in War for Cybertron or were they just really subtle.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:40 AM on Thu Jan 10 2013
@TheTrueYuma I'm pretty sure it's all Fred. ;-D
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:39 AM on Fri Dec 28 2012
Just out of curiosity, before TFP premiered, was Frank Welker still leading the poll?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:43 AM on Fri Dec 28 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Yes.
BlankSlate
said at 6:17 AM on Thu Dec 27 2012
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I'd go for Corey Burton on this one; he is one badass Megatron!
pete
said at 12:42 AM on Sat Dec 15 2012
As I said below Richard goofs and started to slip into Rhinox halfway through and does it completely by the end. He nails the laugh though.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:52 PM on Fri Dec 14 2012
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Wow that's a good David Kaye impression. Wonder why David wasn't avaiable
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Dec 14 2012
Richard Newman's Energon portrayal has been added. He does a pretty good impression of David's Megatron, even if you can faintly hear M. Bison in there. ;)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Dec 14 2012
@TylerMirage I guess that makes him... Megatron Bison?
pete
said at 12:41 AM on Sat Dec 15 2012
@TylerMirage He goofs started to slip into Rhinox halfway through and does it completely by the end. He nails the laugh though.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:25 AM on Sat Dec 15 2012
@NCZ HEY-O!
coolgeek176
said at 1:45 PM on Sun Nov 4 2012
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Frank Welker is the best Megatron especially in Prime. Fred Tatasciore is good too.
husky58
said at 4:46 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
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Frank Welker is definitely the best, but Fred Tatasciore is pretty good at this character too.
Patrick
said at 2:10 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
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1: Frank Welker the one and only Megatron.

just a shame he didn't get to voice the character in the live action movie...
Harvester of Sorrow
said at 9:15 AM on Fri Aug 31 2012
My favorite Megatron has to be Corey Burton. Frank Welker was awesome and David Kaye was almost perfect but Burton nailed the role so well. Animated Megatron has to be the best version of the character as well.
SpiderDreamer
said at 8:40 AM on Mon Aug 20 2012
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Feel free to edit my comment as usual since I can't figure out the spacing in these things.

Sorry, Frank, I love ya, but it all comes down to David Kaye in Beast Wars and Corey Burton.

Next to Scott McNeil's four characters, Kaye is absolutely my favorite performer in BW, although the whole cast is great. His deep, cultured voice lends itself well to slimy manipulating, snarky comments, and hammy egotism. He is clearly having an absolute blast in the role, all the time. Even in the early episodes, he's terrific; I particularly love his delivery on "Well, well... look who's BACK!" at the end of the episode where Terrosaur briefly takes command.

In regards to Beast Machines, I do think he shifted his performance rather nicely, even if I'm not totally thrilled with the direction they took Megatron's character in.

Corey, meanwhile, is one scary SOB in Animated. This Megatron doesn't mess around, and Corey's chillingly awesome work cements that impression immediately. He is cold, ruthless, and absolutely convinced that his might makes him right: "Decepticons, transform and RISE UP!" I also love that he gets to play the sly manipulator with Isaac Sumdac, some deadpan humor on occasion ("Yes... *delight* is written all over your face"), and even starts to crack a little at the very end: "Destroy anything that's not ME!" All his characters are great in Animated, but Megatron and Ratchet are easily his best.
Dark Kuja
said at 11:09 PM on Wed Aug 1 2012
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I think My favorites are Hugo Weaving, Corey Burton, Fred Tatasciore and Frank Welker's Prime voice.

They all have different takes on the character, but they hit the key traits of any good Megatron: Direct, Ambitious, Powerful, Vicious, and seething with anger.
anarky
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
frank welker-no comparison
Rooblakas013
said at 11:07 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Frank Welker is my favorite voice for Megatron, whether it is from Transformers (1984), or Transformers: Prime (2010). I love them both.
Cheesyfeet106
said at 1:52 PM on Tue Jul 17 2012
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Frank Welker: His original voice is ok, not bad but he didn't have the best material to work with. Like Cullen, I think his Megs has gotten better with age.

David Kaye: I like both of his voices, very different from Welker's G1 voice.

Daniel Riordan: Not bad, although he does sometimes sound a bit generic like most villains in Saban anime dubs, but not bad.

Corey Burton: At first I was like, really, Spike Witwicky is now Megatron? But he really, really pulled off the sinister Megatron voice, what a perfect casting decision. I like how sophisticated he sounds, but not pompous like Kaye.

Hugo Weaving: He's a really guttural, animalistic Megatron that I think really suits movie Megs.

Trevor Devall: He sounds just like David Kaye.

Garry Chalk: He's good as the replacement for Welker, nice and raspy, but not perfect and I'm glad he didn't have too much of a big role.

Jeff Manning: Definitely the worst. I actually think that he'd make a good Optimus.

Fred Tatasciore: Good, deep voice, a nice balance between Welker's Prime voice and Weaving's movie voice.

Tony Gialluca: Good, guttural and animalistic, great Weaving impression.

My favourite has got to be Burton, followed by Welker, mainly for Prime, Kaye, Weaving, Tatasciore, Gialluca, Riordan, Devall, Chalk and finally Jeff Manning.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:17 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
Heh, Corey Burton's Megatron reminds me of Jeffrey Combs a bit. XD

Went with Frank Welker though.
The_Animal
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
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Corey Burton is my favorite. Sends a chill up the ol' spine.
BigBDawg
said at 2:33 AM on Tue May 1 2012
My picks for Megatron;
Frank Welker (especially Prime but props to G1)
David Kaye
Fred Tatasciore
Corey Burton
Hugo Weaving
and Daniel Riordan
ConfusedPhantom
said at 5:27 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
1. Welker (Prime)
2. Burton/Kaye
3. Tatascoire
4. Weaving
5. Welker (original)
6. Devall
7. Gialluca
8. Manning

Yeah.
Aussieroth
said at 7:42 PM on Wed Apr 18 2012
@ConfusedPhantom Where's Daniel Riordan? Yeah, Frank's Prime take is nothing less of incredible.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 8:01 PM on Wed Apr 18 2012
@Aussieroth I forgot about him....somewhere near Devall, I guess.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:11 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
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I like Welker's Prime is SO much better then his original one. I gladly replace Hugo with him and have him be forth in my top ten.
Aussieroth
said at 9:16 AM on Tue Apr 17 2012
@Music Meister Amen brother! Interesting fact: According to an interview (on a webpage which I can't find) THAT take was the one he originally wanted to use in G1, but they said it was too scary. After hearing it... It truly would have been XD.
Aussieroth
said at 12:37 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@Music Meister ...Hey guess what? They DID do that now! Frank does Megatron in the TF Ride, and let me tell you matey, it didn't disappoint. That is proof that Frank could've done it in the movies.
pete
said at 10:24 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
Frank(Prime version) is how he's meant sound so intimidating and ruthless. Until Prime came along David Kaye was my favorite and I even had a hard time hearing Welker in the role in the comics till then and pictured Kaye instead unlike Peter Cullen who I imagined in every comic read all of which were post 2007. I'm giving Welker credit just because Prime's awesome.
partymonster411
said at 8:57 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
I only like the newin TF
Lpfan120
said at 2:35 PM on Sun Apr 1 2012
I prefer Frank, Corey, Fred, and Tony
Beaux
said at 11:20 PM on Sat Mar 10 2012
Corey Burton is the most threatening and has the best voice for the role, but David Kaye is (to me) the most iconic. Beast Wars Megatron is by the the most entertaining, YESSS... And I give Frank Welker for doing a great job creating the original iconic voice, but I find that the successors may have passed the master (with all due respect). Tatsciore did a decent job as well, but I think his voice is just a little TOO... guttural, for lack of a better word. And for the last voice I'll comment on, Hugo Weaving did a great job, but I once again think the voice is too guttural (I;m not sure if that's the right word as I'm still not too familiar with the exact meaning).
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:20 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
I'm giving this one to Frank Welker for his voice in Prime. If this was before Prime I probably would have given this to David Kaye. Most of Megatron's voice are actually pretty good, with some exceptions like Welker's voice in the movie games. Although that was probably because the voice is harder to do since he's twenty years older.
Torak
said at 11:02 AM on Sun Jan 22 2012
Frank Welker's TF Prime performance is my favorite, it really shows you how much he's improved and evolved as Megatron.
Weaving, Tatasciore and Kaye are my second favorites with Burton being third.
The rest are pretty bad.
Aquafox84
said at 8:32 PM on Sun Jan 29 2012
@Torak Well, one of them should be fairly obvious of being bad. That being Gary Chalk.
ross murphy
said at 7:38 PM on Wed Jan 18 2012
this is way hard
Aussieroth
said at 5:15 AM on Sun Jan 8 2012
My favourite Megatron.... Is both listed and not listed at the same time. It is Frank Welker but it's the voice in Transformers prime that I favour. I would like to see that in here, replacing the game clip. Though the voice is a bit different thanks to age, his Prime take is vastly different. He went from Jack Nicholson Joker to Heath Ledger Joker in my op.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 9:26 PM on Sun Jan 8 2012
@Aussieroth I actually agree with you here that they are distinct enough to include both
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:10 PM on Thu Jan 19 2012
@Aussieroth I know what you mean, his new Prime voice is really good.
Lordmegatron64
said at 1:34 AM on Sun Jan 8 2012
Ok. forums or not this needs to be said.

WHERE IS ARMADA?!
seriously i just looked at Starscreams voice actors and not 1 mentioned the show voice actor. yes the actors for armada, energon, and cybertron are the same but you dont even bother to mention them even though you manage to include some of the most disappointing roles ever! this is a true disgrace to transformers fans everywhere considering Armada was and is still the BEST transformers show. i mean really....if your going to do something do it right. dont slack. while beast wars megatron was the best, it is tied with Armada megatron mainly because the megatron in armada was a true mastermind. this is the kind of stuff that overloads my circuits. Armada was a show WORTH mentioning. not cyber missions. not tataki. and another thing. You failed to mention the voice actors for the japanese shows. i can honestly now say NO ONE but the creators can be trusted with ANYTHING transformers. i just simply cant stand to see anything fail with something as massive as transformers. there is literally NO reason for anything of transformers to fail. with as big and old as transformers is you'd think that people would get a clue as to when something is bound to fail. i could say soooo much more but i feel as though continuing this would only break my heart more. seriously guys....i CANT be the only one who is thinking this....im almost disgusted to be a transformers fan knowing that failures like Tataki and cyber Missions exist. im sure jeff and tony wouldve made excellent voice actors.....but thanks to this, they have truly ruined there futures....thats all i have to say
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:34 AM on Sun Jan 8 2012
@Lordmegatron64 while I respect your passion for transformers, you need to understand the purpose of Voice Compare. It is simply to showcase the distinct voices for the character. As you mentioned, Energon, Armada and Cybertron have the same voice and that's exactly why we didn't include all of them.

However, if you clicked on any of the Megatron images, you'll be taken to the FULL Megatron character page which displays your favorite Armada role among others.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 9:27 PM on Sun Jan 8 2012
@Lordmegatron64

No offense but this comment just makes you look silly. The shows are ALL represented where it is appropriate like Fox mentioned.
pete
said at 8:24 PM on Fri Jan 20 2012
@OptimusSolo Guys he is new so he ade mistakes just like I did.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:18 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
@Lordmegatron64 Kind of beating a dead horse here, but they don't include Japanese voices on here because comparing actors who speak completely different languages would be ridiculous. And in the future, please calm down. You're just going to look insane.
MotlyFool
said at 8:51 PM on Sun Dec 25 2011
Bar no one my favorite Megatron is easily David Kaye. He's amazingly funny, of course, but a lot of people count out his ability to be quite intimidating. He's done it before, and I'd love to hear him get to use it in a more serious capacity, in a show that doesn't suck.
Metabad
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Jan 3 2012
@MotlyFool I know this is none of my business and I'm sorry for butting in but by a "show that doesn't suck" are you referring to Beast Wars or the Unicron Trilogy?
pete
said at 1:36 AM on Fri Jan 20 2012
@Metabad I'm gonna guess Beast Machines and the Unicron Trilogy both had David Kaye play a serious Megatron but both shows weren't that popular with Transformers fans for certain reasons.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:34 PM on Fri Jan 20 2012
@Metabad Very few people think Beast Wars sucks so he is obviously referring to the Unicron Trilogy
pete
said at 8:23 PM on Fri Jan 20 2012
@OptimusSolo It might be Beast Machines as it had quite a lot of controversy among Beast Wars fans.
Metabad
said at 9:54 AM on Sat Jan 21 2012
@OptimusSolo Well there is the occasional Transformers fan out there who doesn't like Beast Wars, I was just curious. Though he could have very well been referring to the Unicron Trilogy or Beast Machines like Pete said.
Gabe
said at 8:22 AM on Fri Dec 2 2011
I do think Frank Welker and Fred Tatasciore are excellent as Megatron, particularly Welker cos he did from the beginning, but Hugo Weaving just brings a really powerful and scary presence to the character. It's really deep and dangerous and you know that Megs is one evil Decepticon when you hear that voice. Same for Welker as well don't get me wrong.
NitroEX
said at 10:38 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
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David Kaye is my favourite

"Yessssss....."
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:26 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
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Like with Peter Cullen and Optimus, I gotta go woth Frank Welkrt on this one, though more along his voice for Megatron on Prime rather than his G1 voice. Then said, Weaving, Kaye, Burton, and Tatascoire are pretty good, too, though Tatascoire sounds like he's trying to channel Weaving's Megatron.
SpiderDreamer
said at 9:16 PM on Wed Aug 17 2011
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This is a hard one, so I'll just look at the ones I grew up with or listened to recently:

Frank Welker: Frank is one of my VA heroes, so I do have a lot of affection for his various portrayals. Unfortunately, his Megatrons tend to not get much personality beyond "standard evil overlord", so there's only so much he can do with them besides be gloriously over-the-top.

Fred Tatasciore- Fred has a great, rumbling voice for villainy, and he gets plenty of time to show it off, so I have no complaints.

David Kaye (specifically Beast Wars)-Easily the best actor who wasn't Scott McNeil on the show (though the cast as a whole was excellent), Kaye is simply a delight as Megatron, affecting what sounds like a semi-British accent for this pompous mastermind. BW Megs is great because while he's clearly very intelligent and displays cunning and cleverness multiple times throughout the show, he just *loves* being the grandiose, hammy bad guy. Kaye's performance reflects that perfectly.

Corey Burton: Another VA hero of mine, Corey takes a VERY different approach to Megs. Cold, brutal, and fiercely intelligent, Animated!Megatron is easily the most purely dangerous incarnation of the character. Corey almost seems to be doing a deeper variation on Brainiac at times, and he honestly sends chills down my spine.

In the end, I have to declare a tie between Kaye and Burton: Kaye for hamming it up gloriously yet still conveying Megatron's intellect and cunning, Burton for being totally scary and intimidating.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:34 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
@SpiderDreamer Well said, I agree
ROBERT
said at 7:56 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
FRANK WELKER AS THE VOICE OF MEGATRON THE LEADER OF THE DECEPITCONS DAVID KAYE AS THE VOICE OF BEASTWARS MEGATRON THE LEADER OF THE PREADICONS
Metabad
said at 3:15 PM on Sun Jul 31 2011
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I basically grew up with David Kaye as Megatron, however Frank Welker in G1 is very good and Corey Burton sounds really deep and threatening. Daniel Riordan is very good too, probably sounds the most sadistic here.

Though, I don't think Kaye fits Megatron well in the Unicron trilogy, however...what the heck happened to Welker's voice in the game? Did they forget to add the effects? Well, for whatever reason he sounds absolutely horrible there.

Hugo Weaving sounds pretty good, but more brutish than the others. Definitely not a bad thing for his version of Megatron though. It fits.

...I normally like Trevor Devall but...he sounds horrible here.

Garry Chalk is a pretty good replacement, a shame they couldn't get Welker since they really wanted to, but he does make for a decent Megatron voice. Not the best, but its alright.

Jeff Manning sounds absolutely terrible, just go to Galvatron's page to see what I think of him since I'd just be repeating myself.

Although its not listed here, Welker sounds great in Transformers Prime, definitely makes up for his video game performance.

Fred Tatasciore sounds really good as well, somewhat like Corey Burton to me.

Tony Gialluca sounds pretty good, not my ideal Megatron but a good threatening deep voice.

My favourites are Kaye, Welker, and Riordan & Burton tied for third place. With Weaving as a close fourth.
Downloadsbacon
said at 1:30 AM on Sun Jul 31 2011
I'm not sure
DreamWeaver
said at 10:36 AM on Tue Jul 12 2011
I grew up with the Unicron trilogy so David Kaye is waaaaay up there. But Frank Welker sounds amazing in Prime - better than in G1 while Hugo Weaving sounds so wicked especially in Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon. So it's a tie between the those two.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:23 AM on Wed Jul 13 2011
@DreamWeaver May god have mercy on your soul for having the unfortunate experience of growing up during the worst TF shows in history!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:20 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@OptimusSolo In your opinion :/
RamWorkz
said at 11:51 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
Frank welker sounds a lot different in TF prime,in comparison to how he sounded in generation 1.
Over all heres how i see it:
1. Welker (TF Prime)
2. Weaving
spectrosoldier
said at 5:43 AM on Sat Jun 25 2011
Welker, Kaye and Weaving. Burton's good too but he's just a bit stereotypically manic.

Also, give Welker a clip from Transformers Prime. It shows how his voice has evolved.
RabidSonicFan
said at 1:01 AM on Wed Jun 22 2011
Hm... hard to choose just one... My favorites are (in no particular order) Frank Welker, David Kaye, Fred Tastciore, Corey Burton, and Hugo Weaving. I might choose Frank Welker because he's the original, but I'm not sure at the moment.
LazyComicFan
said at 12:32 AM on Sun Jun 12 2011
Where to begin. I like Frank Welker's the most. It was a bold piece of experimentation, mixing his own natural talent and the effects of a voice coder to get a unique and disturbing voice, much as he did with Soundwave.

Some may complain that it sometimes sounds forced or a little high and raspy, but when Welker really nailed it with the right amount of rasp coupled with the demonic sound of the bass added by the voice coder, wow!

I find it ironic that they would replace him with Hugo Weaving, who's Agent Smith shared a lot of similarities in manor of speaking with Welkers version of Megatron and then go and garble and distort his voice with all kinds of deep bass animal growls(He's a robot for crying out loud!) until you can barely make out what Weaving Said half the time. I think I caught Megatron actually saying "Megatron" for some odd reason!

Anywho, Frank pretty much proved that he could do the voice deep without the voice coder in the game based off of the '07 movie as the clip demonstrates.

I got chills when I heard classic Megatron bossing around Barricade voiced by the one and only Keith David!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:14 AM on Sun Jun 12 2011
@LazyComicFan Umm the G1 Megatron voice was his real voice...there was no vocoder used on it.
LazyComicFan
said at 11:45 AM on Sun Jun 12 2011
@LazyComicFan
Really?! Holy crap! In the series I thought all the transformers used vocoders. Your telling me that Welker managed to create that two tone quality back then all on his own?!

Awesome! Anyway I'll take this opportunity to point out one of the scenes in the old series where Welker sounded particularly monstrous.

In the episode titled "Starscream's Brigade", with the debut of the Combaticons and Bruticus, Megatron says "This time it really is goodbye Starscream!". That is what I mean about the times when Frank Welker really nailed the voice!

Thanks for the clarification OptimusSolo!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:37 PM on Thu May 19 2011
Oh and Hugo and Daneliel are my 4th and 5th favorites.
Danel is fifth only because at first I didn't think he fit as Megatron but I did get use to him.
Hugo has the deep voice like Fred and well I have the same pros and cons with them both
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:35 PM on Thu May 19 2011
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I'm probably going to get thousands of comments saying I'm wrong and I'm an idiot but I never liked Frank's Megatron. Personaly I thought there were times where it sounded too forced but by no means is Frank a bad VA just his Megatron sounds too forced.
Now Kaye's was what I image Megatron to sound like. Cocky, smart and sinister. His Energon performance is better this Beast Wars.
Burton is a close second because like Kaye he got the cocky planner side of Megatron.
Fred is my third favorite his deeper but not too deep voice makes Megatron sound powerful and some like a major villain. My only complaint is he doesn't sound as smart as say Burton's but I'm not saying he's smart just not as smart as the others.
pete
said at 2:27 PM on Wed May 25 2011
@Music Meister I agree with you it sounds so dry Kaye is better and more like a villain.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:47 AM on Fri May 27 2011
@pete Wow, I couldn't disagree with you two more!!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:08 PM on Sat Jun 11 2011
@OptimusSolo Everyone as their opinion but Frank sounds dry and voiced.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:15 AM on Sun Jun 12 2011
@Music Meister I have no idea what 'dry and voiced' means lol
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:00 PM on Sun Jun 12 2011
@OptimusSolo I meant forced
ConfusedPhantom
said at 12:08 PM on Sun Apr 17 2011
Why isn't Frank Welker's performance from Transformers Prime here? It's a lot different from his original performance.

As for my preference, it's kind of a tie between Burton, Kaye and Welker's new Megs.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:11 PM on Sun Apr 17 2011
@ConfusedPhantom I've actually been meaning to bring it up with the other admins. We'll see how it turns out (though I'm thinking we remove 2007 game Megatron to make room).
pete
said at 1:39 PM on Sun Apr 17 2011
@ConfusedPhantom Welker's new one is waaaay better and sounds more like Megatron original was great and all but was too dry compared to the either ones on here
pete
said at 1:41 PM on Sun Apr 17 2011
@NCZ Yes remove the game one it sounds too much like his G1 voice not his prime one
pete
said at 2:58 PM on Wed Apr 13 2011
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Actually it's Kaye, Welker, Weaving, Burton, and Riordan with Tatasciore in a cloe 6th
pete
said at 5:16 PM on Tue Apr 12 2011
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Welker is good but I find his voice not as deep and threatening as the others. Kate's is campy yet menacing and threatening at the same time. I understand anyone's problem with his campy version because that is the one thing I didn't like about BW the writers were a little over the top with the humor something that didn't happen in any other series. Killing off Terrosaur the keep the campy Waspinator alive and usingg Silverbolt as comic relief. My order is this Kaye, Welker, Weaving, Riordan, and Tatasciore are the best voices but Kaye is numer 1 yessss
Sarge Ray
said at 12:35 PM on Thu Mar 31 2011
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Based on my preferences, I've come to this conclusion...

Welker: I clicked a soundclip of his, expecting to hate it. To my surprise, though, it wasn't half bad. I can see why people like it: evil, but not beastly.

Tatasciore: I gotta give this guy credit. He made Megatron sound monstrous and yet dramatically human, too. I admire that.

Kaye: I can't call his performance as Megatron BAD. He just has the charisma, drama, and menace (menace being more prominent in Beast Machines). Yesss...

Gialluca: Why does Megatron sound like he's belching AND gargling at the same time?

Weaving: Yes, he does sound more monstrous than most of the other performances, but that's how the movie was trying to portray him. And Hugo hit that spot perfectly.

Riordan: Mmm...nah. Too cartoony for my tastes.

Burton: Okay, this kind of surprised me. When I saw this, I was doubtful. But when I heard him, he really pulled off a sinister voice.

Manning: No. They're really cheaping out on us when it comes to voice alteration. Sounds like a cross between Drago from Jackie Chan and Flash Thompson from Spider-Man.

Devall: Too deep and too monotonous.

Chalk: Indifferent.

If I had to choose, I would go with Fred Tatasciore, close second to Hugo Weaving. (Mr. Anderson...)
IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE
said at 4:17 AM on Wed Mar 16 2011
Hugo Weaving is easily the best and my personal favorite out of all of them..he voices fits Megatron perfectly.
Starscreamsfan
said at 12:29 PM on Tue Feb 8 2011
My Thoughts (RELOADED):

1) Frank Welker: He is Megatron!!!!!!

2) Fred Tatasciore: His voice and acting makes his Megatron memorable.

3) Hugo Weaving: He's good, he really gets in the position of the character.

4) Gary Chalk: Great impression of Welker.

5) David Kaye: Campy but good at the same time. Yessssssss!!!!!!

6) Daniel Riordan: I really had fun with his take of Megatron.

7) Corey Burton: Yep, he really sounds sinister and evil.

8) BONUS: Richard Newman: Man, he really sounded like Kaye. Impressive.

9) Tony Gialluca: Great impression of Weaving

10) Trevor Devall: He really tries his best David Kaye impression. But he really tries hard

11) Jeff Manning: Horrible!!!! His voice is very generic and weak.
pscot30 (Guest)
said at 6:16 AM on Sat Feb 5 2011
In an ideal world Frank Welker could have done his Malebolgia voice from the live action Spawn movie if all Michael Bay wanted was a bad-ass voice for his movies. FW too old... No Way!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:37 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
While BW Megatron is a different character, he's in the same spirit (and Kaye went on to voice the real Megatron), so that's why he's included here.

Also, the RID character is indeed Megatron. The Japanese version is actually a completely different series taking place in a totally different continuity.
dino (Guest)
said at 3:56 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
Okay, I am back to deliver my opinion on the others who have voiced Megatron after hearing them.

Jeff Manning's performance is horrible. As is Tony Gialluca's

Kaye's Megatron in Energon, it's good but I just wish he'd use a different performance for him, he should know that he's not voicing the same character as BW Megatron.

Trevor Devall sounds like he's trying too much to sound like Kaye, I guess because it's in the Cybertron series, but I can definitely tell the difference, he's a good voice actor, but not a good Megatron.

Garry Chalk makes for a surprisingly good Megatron, I know we all wish Welker could have done the role but he was very busy at the time and could not have shown up at the time. We have to respect that. Chalk makes for a good Megatron, as brief as his role was. Sounds a lot like Welker's Megatron.

Fred Tatasciore is decent, no real complaints here.
dino (Guest)
said at 3:38 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
I like Kaye's Megatron the most, Welker's great too though. We need to keep in mind that despite the same name, G1 and BW Megs are actually different characters entirely. Also I don't know why everyone seems to hate Daniel Riordan, I think he did really well with what he was given. He's no Kaye or Welker or Burton, but he does do a good job. I think he's also a different character from Megatron like Kaye, only in the Japanese version his name was Gigatron.

Hugo Weaving is pretty good, as is Corey Burton.

Haven't heard any of the others yet, but my vote goes to Kaye with Welker as a VERY CLOSE second.
anon (Guest)
said at 7:57 PM on Fri Dec 17 2010
Welker IS Megatron.
That aside, Burton an Tatasciore both also do a great job with there takes on Megz. Keeping in mind that Kaye's Megatron is a different character entirely, I like his voice too.

btw, this compare is lacking the Transformers Prime version of Megatron. Granted, he's voiced by Welker who's already on here, but Welker's approach in that show sounds significantly different from his original G1 voice.
guillermo (Guest)
said at 8:41 AM on Thu Dec 9 2010
My Thoughts (RELOADED):

1) Frank Welker: He is Megatron!!!!!!

2) Fred Tatasciore: His voice and acting makes his Megatron memorable.

3) Hugo Weaving: He's good, he really gets in the position of the character.

4) Gary Chalk: Great impression of Welker.

5) David Kaye: Campy but good at the same time. Yessssssss!!!!!!

6) Daniel Riordan: I really had fun with his take of Megatron.

7) Corey Burton: Yep, he really sounds sinister and evil.

8) BONUS: Richard Newman: Man, he really sounded like Kaye. Impressive.

9) Trevor Devall: He really tries his best David Kaye impression.

10) Jeff Manning: Horrible!!!! His voice is very generic and weak.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:30 PM on Tue Nov 30 2010
Don't forget to add Richard Newman as Energon Megatron in episode 14, "Energon Grid". :)
tomi (Guest)
said at 9:18 AM on Sat Nov 27 2010
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DECEPTICONS!! I have Returned...

Frank Welker has returned for Megatron in TF:Prime, so in this cruel world has at least some inch of justice left, Yesssss....

I loved how he used different, more cold and cruel sound for Megatron, which was actually suprising since i thought he would use same voice he used all those years ago: results were surprising but very pleasing.
rael (Guest)
said at 11:04 AM on Tue Nov 9 2010
Personal preference:

1) Corey Burton/Frank Welker/David Kaye [Lovelovelove these three. Completely different voices, but all fit the incarnation they were playing.]
4) Fred Tatasciore [In my book, much like a more interesting version of what Weaving's trying.]
5) Daniel Riordan [Don't mind the voice itself, but the acting often left me with something to be desired.]
6) Hugo Weaving/Trevor Devall [Just too "generic villain." Hearing either makes me cringe.]
8) Garry Chalk [Sorry Garry--love you as Prime, but no. The voice sounds forced and unnatural.]
9) Jeff Manning [Makes Daniel Riordan's acting look fantastic in comparison.]
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 6:41 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
As good as Frank Welker is, his voice his just too weak for this modern era. I think that Fred Taticsiore and Hugo Weaving are all worthy successors, though Weaving gets my vote by just an inch.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:43 AM on Sun Oct 17 2010
My ranking:

1. Frank Welker
2. David Kaye
3. Fred Tatasciore
4. Daniel Riordan
5. Corey Burton
6. Hugo Weaving
7. Trevor Devall
8. Garry Chalk
9. Jeff Manning
clearlysane88 (Guest)
said at 11:09 PM on Sat Oct 16 2010
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I'm having a hard time choosing between Frank Welker and David Kaye with Corey Burton coming in an incredibly close third. If it was a race it'd be a photo finish between those three.
welkermegatron (Guest)
said at 11:23 PM on Fri Sep 17 2010
Frank Welker is by far the best Megatron. No one else can compare. However, Garry Chalk did a suprisingly well job as a fill-in for him as G1 Megatron. Like guillermo said, definitely sounded and felt like Welkers Megatron to some degree. Everyone elses Megatron's sucked IMO.
tomi (Guest)
said at 11:24 AM on Sat Aug 21 2010
The ONLY reason why Hugo,s Megatron sounds threating is because his voice is heavily altered to give more raspy and growling tone to it. Other Megatron voice actors can make it naturally( save some metallic echo). One of the reasons why i HATE Hollywood for capital H these days: using big stars instead of lesser known and really talented voice actors and character actors.
guillermo (Guest)
said at 11:38 AM on Sat Aug 7 2010
My thoughts:

1) Frank Welker: He always will be Megatron for me.

2) David Kaye: Liked his deep voice for the new Megatron in Beast Wars.

3) Gary Chalk: Man, I was surprised with this guy as the old Megatron in Beast Wars, I actually felt some of Welker's voice in his performance, I liked him.

4) Jeff Manning: His sinister voice is not bad, although with all the others, it could have been better.

5) Fred Tatasciore: He does a great performance in a great game.

Hint: I liked them all, except Trevor Devall.
rocky (Guest)
said at 1:15 PM on Wed Aug 4 2010
Hgo Weaving voice puts all the others to shame even welkers, welkers one sonds like a pot smoker, anyone that thinks Weaving is a disgrace really want Megatron to sound like a sissy.
tomi (Guest)
said at 7:59 PM on Sat Jul 3 2010
Frank Welker is alwayas Numero Uno to me, but i actually think Fred Tatasciore sounds good Megatron as well: he definetely sounds more ruthless and badass than many recent others, save Corey Burton, whom gave Megatron both cool-head yet merciless additude.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:39 PM on Thu Jul 1 2010
Hopefully for the sake of a 'voice compare' though we can judge purely based on the voice performances and not based off of the show itself.
gwaratron (Guest)
said at 1:25 PM on Thu Jul 1 2010
Frank Welkers role in G1 Transformers period is amazing to say the least. On BW, David Kaye's Megs was awesome. As far as anyone else goes I'm not a fan really. G1 and BW were the best Transformer shows ever. The feeling of the newer shows just never held my interest. I respect the other guys for the roles they are trying to portray but the cartoon is just too weak for me.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 1:06 AM on Tue Jun 29 2010
#1 Frank Welker
#2 Corey Burton
#3 David Kaye
xero666 (Guest)
said at 7:44 PM on Sun Jun 27 2010
you fools, welker is megatron...
anonymous318 (Guest)
said at 11:40 PM on Sat Jun 26 2010
Corey Burton

With his performance, I can understand why some would choose to follow the Decepticon cause. Power, intelligence, and confidence he exudes easily; but he still has that essence of cool sophistication that has all the fembots drooling on the floor.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:34 PM on Fri Apr 16 2010
David Kaye is a good actor, but his version of Megatron is a very different version from Welker's. Kaye's Megatron was a somewhat sophisticated yet dramatic villain, but Frank Welker played Megatron perfectly as the ruthless, cold-blooded leader that he was in G1. That's why Frank Welker gets my vote.

Corey Burton and Hugo Weaving don't sound threatening enough, and Daniel Riordan has the same reasoning as David Kaye.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:04 PM on Mon Mar 1 2010
I will never understand why people like Kaye's version..I can't stand it!
argol (Guest)
said at 8:56 PM on Sat Feb 27 2010
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I can understand all the G1 fanboys/girls and I love G1 but Kaye was so much better. and then Burton because he sounded like the cold and intelligent leader megs should be.
spydermahn (Guest)
said at 1:26 PM on Thu Feb 18 2010
Welker. No one else exists.
TFG1Mike
said at 7:18 AM on Sat Nov 28 2009
Welker
Kaye
Burton

that's it no one else counts.
maximaladyb (Guest)
said at 1:45 AM on Sat Nov 28 2009
It's tough to have to pick and choose who is best. But... Frank Welker has to be given the lead as Best Megatron since he's the original voice (unless someone has a clip of the jap original voice before the americanized version). David Kaye and Corey Burton come in second as they add the perfect mix of deep and witty ultimate bad guy voice for Megatron. The others... have yet to live up to the trio of Megatrons - Welker, Kaye & Burton. It's not just the voice, but the character that is put into that voice. Weaving came awefully close in Revenge of the Fallen, but still made it sound too.... V for Vendetta-ish, the drawn out voice, etc.
Welker has it where his voice should be hard like he's been through more than anyone will ever see and survived. But Kaye's voice adds nice sophistication. Burton's Megatron voice is the perfect balance of Welker and Kaye.


~Lady B
stevemegatron (Guest)
said at 9:50 AM on Fri Nov 27 2009
I believe that David Kaye and Frank Welker are the #1 each. Kaye for his rendition of Megatron and Welker for his G1 rendition. I know Kaye also did the voice in Cybertron as well. For me the list is as follows.

Kaye
Welker
Burton
Weaving
Riordan

Kaye's Megatron was a regal tyrant version while Welker's was a ruthless, grizzled and menacing Megatron.

I loved the Kaye/Welker/Burton versions while the rest for me fall by the wayside.
crookie (Guest)
said at 11:43 AM on Fri Nov 20 2009
Welker will always be my fav. I grew up on G1.

Corey sounds pretty amazing, I'm not familiar with that one. Sounds like a deeper Welker.

I can't get used to the classy sound of Kaye, he sounds heroic in that second clip, similar to UltraMagnus.

Not impressed with Hugo.

Devall sounds pitched down to me. None of the others needed that.

Can't even listen to all of Riordan blech.
mike (Guest)
said at 9:56 AM on Sat Oct 24 2009
David Kaye hands down.
Frank Welker did a good job as Megatron too; in this clip particularly, he sounds quite sinister. (He can also sound like an old man at times, though.) Corey Burton did the same but better, and Daniel Riordan did the same but worse.
Contrary to what many people think, Hugo Weaving as Megatron DOES seem to be inspired by G1 Megatron's voice.

Here's how I'd rate them:

David Kaye
Corey Burton
Frank Welker/Hugo Weaving (tie)
Daniel Riordan
tomi (Guest)
said at 3:11 PM on Tue Oct 6 2009
Frank Welker and David Kaye goes for the ultimate winners. Let,s not forget that G1 Megatron and BW Megatron are two different, yet connected villains: having one voice actor to voice both of them would,ve draw out charm and identity from one antoher.
Daniel,s Megatron is not that bad, but it just didnt ring the bell for me.
David Kaye,s Megatron in Unicorn Trilogy sounds fine by me( eventhough it dosent have charm what he had in BW/BM) but i feel that Trevor,s voice sounded bit forced to me.
By the way, let,s not forget that Richard Newman was one subsitute Mergatron in Energon.
Corey Burton is different from others, but only in a good way: John hurt inspired Megatron is coolheaded bad ass, not taking crap from Starscream alike traitors and always eeming to be one stellar cycle ahead of heroes.
Hugo weaving, however, is disgrace: Megatron in the movies appears to be rather mindless or bea-brained moron( even Starscream seems to be stradegist then he is!), and due to fact that Hugo,s voice is heavily altered, you can,t help it but to wonder why couldnt they alter Frank Welker instead, to reprise his favourite role.
Like Waspinator would say: Bay-bot is major Suck-up!
Keldor (Guest)
said at 4:26 PM on Sun Jul 26 2009
Welker first, Corey second.

Sorry David, using the same BW Megatron voice for every single Post BM toon you've been in is not creative, and it doesn't dub well trying to emulate Sean Connery's voice.
vrahno (Guest)
said at 2:35 PM on Thu Jul 23 2009
Though choice for me. BW Megs was my fave, but his voice just isn't what I imagine a "primary" Megatron to sound like. I think it's a toss-up between Burton and Weaving. I'd go with the former, all things considered.
As for Welker? He is go(o)d, but nor is his Megatron my favorite, nor did the voice he gave the character impress me.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:25 PM on Wed Jul 22 2009
Anyone who says welker is the worst or second worst just lost all my respect haha sorry!! I agree that Kaye is the worst though!!
Metabad
said at 7:16 AM on Sat Oct 6 2012
@OptimusSolo Have you heard Jeff Manning's Megatron? I think that one is the worst.

I don't think David Kaye is bad, just different, you're free to your opinion though.
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 8:41 PM on Wed Jul 22 2009
Are you crazy?! those two are the best!
vizer (Guest)
said at 1:17 PM on Wed Jul 22 2009
David Kaye, its not even close. Welker is probably the second worst.
dee (Guest)
said at 3:14 AM on Mon Jul 20 2009
Frank Welker and Hugo Weaving R the besst of all Megatron (hands down).
doctorwhoobawooba (Guest)
said at 4:30 PM on Fri Jul 10 2009
I think for me it's a tough choice between Frank Welker and Corey Burton.
megatronialone (Guest)
said at 11:10 PM on Tue Jul 7 2009
Frank Welker is the only Megatron there is. No one else has the right to voice him. He made Megatron sinister and likeable at the same time.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:23 PM on Sun Jun 28 2009
Can't stand Kayes voice for megatron - gotta go with Welker!!
Darthpacino
said at 2:34 AM on Mon Nov 7 2011
@OptimusSolo..couldn't agree more..Kaye has talent, just not for Megs...
I'm surprised how good Burton was...
Welker, Latta and Burton...they WERE the Decepticons to me, in any continuity (and the Witwicky's I guess now that I think about it...lol)
zodium (Guest)
said at 3:29 AM on Sat May 30 2009
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David Kaye gives me the shivers, definitely the best Megatron!
patzo3000 (Guest)
said at 4:04 PM on Sat May 9 2009
Frank Welker hands down. e will always be Megatron.
willow (Guest)
said at 3:21 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
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Dude, David Kaye is totally Megatron FTAW (For the Absolute Win). Corey Burton is a awesome Megatron as well.
gregx (Guest)
said at 11:37 AM on Fri Apr 17 2009
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David Kaye as BW Megs oozed class and sophistication.

Corey Burton is the Megatron that G1 Megatron SHOULD HAVE BEEN!
thomas (Guest)
said at 11:28 PM on Fri Apr 10 2009
Corey is definetly too old to voice Megatron NOW At least
thomas (Guest)
said at 5:11 PM on Sat Apr 4 2009
Proper Order:
David Kaye
Corey Burton
Frank Welker
Daniel Riordan
thomas (Guest)
said at 8:09 PM on Wed Apr 1 2009
Corey Burton makes Megatron sound to Psycho analiyst
john (Guest)
said at 11:40 AM on Wed Apr 1 2009
Here's how I rate them
Frank Welker
Corey Burton
David Kaye
Daneil Riordan


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