Skywarp
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Skywarp

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


Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 6 2010
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Transformers (1984)
SkywarpFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers Animated (2007)
SkywarpTom Kenny
Tom Kenny
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
SkywarpRichard Epcar
Richard Epcar
Transformers: Devastation (2015)
SkywarpScott Whyte
Scott Whyte

EDITOR'S OPINION

Alright folks here is another VC for another one of the Decepticon Seekers and this time its the other more Brutish seeker whom is none other than Skywarp.

Skywarp is one of the original 3 seekers in the original series and while he is not as prominently remembered as Starscream (or heck even Thundercracker is a bit more remembered) but his screen time was not too bad in the original series. Skywarp was voiced by current "Voice God" Frank Welker though as awesome as Frank Welker is this is only pretty good. Namely on how his Skywarp voice is just simply his Rumble voice only a bit lower but to be fair it does still fairly work with Skywarp's persona though as "Tough-mannered thug". Though in retrospection one of the better parts of Frank Welker's performance is when Skywarp mocks Starscream. But still while its not a bad performance its not one of Frank's most memorable on that show.

In Transformers Animated, Skywarp was one of the various Starscream clones in which they were all voiced by Tom Kenny (except for Slipstream voiced by Tara Strong whom is the sole female clone). All of the Starscream clones were given a certain personality aspect of Starscream and Skywarp got his cowardice. While its not all that great but to be fair Tom Kenny was basically told to "do your Starscream voice but make him sound incredibly timid" in which Tom did get the job done at least. Which to make a long story short this is another average performance from a good VA.

And last but not least is Richard Epcar in Transformers War for Cybertron, in which this Skywarp is more like his G1 counterpart which is fairly nice I suppose. Richard ends up doing one of his gruffer voices for Skywarp but while its not bad I would more picture it for someone like Thundercracker than Skywarp. (And yes I am aware that Thundercracker was depicted as a calm-speaking intellectual in that game but still.) However to be fair Richard's performance as Skywarp does fairly suit the persona at least so its alright but its not one of the better performances in that game.

Overall all of them were alright and I suppose I would go with Frank Welker the most but none of these 3 performances are exactly a highlight for their respective VAs.

Pokejedservo

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GreenGoblin75
said at 6:06 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
1. Richard
2. Scott
3. Tom
4. Frank
Autovolt
said at 10:44 AM on Sun Jan 3 2016
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Honestly I find with Skywarp, most of his voices are either too light or too deep. I personally feel Scott Whyte hits all the right notes.

Frank Welker has a great pitch for the role but I'm afraid he's always been inconsistent in the role, It's like he and Wally Burr couldn't make up their mind which voice to use, sometimes he'd sound light and other times gravelly like Megatron.

Tom Kenny is basically an extent of Starscream which I feels hurts the performance. Shame he's the kind of actor I could see pulling him off perfectly.

Richard Epcar sounds the most thug like but IMO it's too deep and honestly he could have been better off doing Thundercracker.

Scott Whyte isn't as inconsistent as as Frank is, not as high pitch as Tom or deep as Richard. Sure he needs more material but my vote goes to Scott Whyte.

BONUS: I could see someone like Chris Cason doing his Agent Shu or Kyle Rideout (Vinnie From The Littlest Pet Shop) being a perfect fit for Skywarp. Sorta light but sorta deep.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 12:11 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
Richard with Scott slightly above Frank, as it's slightly better. I like Tom as Starscream or Thundercracker, but not fan of him here, the wimpy personality from Starscream is a black sheep among the others.
HienFan
said at 7:18 AM on Fri Oct 16 2015
1 Richard Epcar
2 Frank Welker
3 Scott Whyte
4 Tom Kenny- haha... he is so wimpy sounding
Polyester Funk
said at 11:51 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
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Scott Whyte sounds nice. He sounds fitting for a guy who can teleport and mess with you and you can't see him coming.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:20 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
Sticknig with Richard Epcar, but Scott Whyte did good as Skywarp.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:34 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
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Scott's take is like Frank's but more polished. I still prefer Richard but Scott is second.
Starscreamsfan
said at 3:59 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
1) Frank Welker: Even though he didn't do a lot, Welker did manage to have fun with Skywarp. He managed to make him sound totally loyal to his leader, but you could also tell that he wasn't the brightest guy in the Decepticon army. Another solid performance from a show full of solid performances.

2) Scott Whyte: HOLY FRIGGIN' CRAP!!! Whyte never ceases to amaze me. He really sounds energetic and sounds like a trickster who is completely loyal to Megatron.

3) Richard Epcar: Just like the Insecticons in FOC, I can't help but feel that Skywarp and Thundercracker got their actors switched. Epcar does have his fun moments, but he sounds a little bit too deep.

4) Tom Kenny: Doesn't work for me at all.
Keldor
said at 2:06 PM on Sat Oct 10 2015
Welker and only Welker.

Problem with Kenny's clones, is that they all sounded the same apart from Slipstream and that was only because she was female...

The other guy is just bad, just like 99% of the voices of those garbage Blue Moon Studios Transformers games.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:36 PM on Sat Oct 10 2015
@Keldor I'm curious as to what you think a decent Transformers game would be like if you hated WFC and FoC. I thought they were some of the better and more legitimately fun licensed games out there.
Metabad
said at 10:39 PM on Sat Oct 10 2015
@NCZ Considering he said Tataki wasn't all that bad, I don't think I want to know...
Mark Johnson
said at 1:34 PM on Tue Jul 14 2015
Frank Welker's Skywarp sounded EXACTLY the same as Rumble and Frenzy
Polyester Funk
said at 12:53 AM on Mon Apr 27 2015
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Frank Welker's Skywarp May have been inconsistent, but I like it best. I don't think that Richard Epcar fits him that well. He's certainly not bad and I like Richard in general, but I'm not quite feeling his Skywarp. Tom Kenny isn't bad either, but all of his Seekers just have the same voice so they're not personalized. I know that wasn't his decision.
Troodon2
said at 8:28 PM on Fri Apr 3 2015
I hope Richard Epcar reprises his role in Transformers RID. I'd love to hear him bantering with with the other decepticons like Steeljaw.
Mark Johnson
said at 6:34 PM on Wed Apr 1 2015
1. Richard Epcar
2. Frank Welker
3. Tom Kenny
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:29 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Frank Welker
2) Richard Epcar
3) Tom Kenny
HienFan
said at 2:04 AM on Sat Feb 14 2015
Richard- Wai hello robo Dong Zhuo
MerlynTheGreat
said at 11:37 AM on Thu Jan 23 2014
Epcar: his grizzly voice just nails it
Welker: Sounds like your average henchemen but still pretty good being the original
Kenny: Pretty good but his voice dosen't fit. Sounds like he would make a better Starscream
Dr. No
said at 10:31 AM on Wed Nov 13 2013
They're all very different. But I have to say that I liked Richard Epcar the best!
Legacyman
said at 2:27 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
I didn't know Richard Epcar was a voice for Skywarp. And man does he really sound like Myotismon. That's really convincing, doesn't anyone think so?
DreamMaster08X
said at 7:35 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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I'm sorry, but I feel that Epcar's rendition isn't fitting for Skywarp. It just seems much too generic and brutish for the character. My vote's on Welker.
Finister2
said at 1:06 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I wonder of Troy Baker would make a good Skywarp?
Rooblakas013
said at 11:09 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Frank Welker.
BlankSlate
said at 7:41 AM on Sun Apr 29 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
"Us? Against Megatron? ARE YOU INSANE?!" Although Kenny's Skywarp is literally a Starscream clone, in my opinion he's the most fun to listen to and Kenny gives him, as he does with the other clones, a lot of personality, if one aspect of it.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:07 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
All three are pretty good (even if Tom Kenny's was literally a Starscream clone in Animated), but for Skywarp, I'm gonna go with Richard Epcar.
Crystalsage4
said at 2:39 PM on Thu Jun 30 2011
I'm Voting for Kenny. If he voices Skywarp again he should do it with Numbuh 30c's voice in him.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:48 PM on Tue Jul 6 2010
It's funny; this was a comparison I was going to make!

Anyway, I'm going with Frank Welker, even though his Skywarp voice was pretty inconsistent. (Sometimes, it sounded a lot like Megatron.)
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