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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 24 2010
Transformers: Beast Machines (1999)
StrikaPatricia Drake
Patricia Drake
Transformers Animated (2007)
StrikaTara Strong
Tara Strong


OK folks for this Transformers Voice Compare here is one of the few female Deceptions in the whole franchise (which aside from Blackarachnia is often not considered to be all that memorable). But unlike the more known Blackarachnia and the lesser known Thunderblast whom are attempts at "curvy femme fatales", Strika on the other hand is a very large bruiser and as callous as this may sound but their voices are the only thing remotely "feminine" about them.

Strika's debut was from the often-reviled (but has its fair share of defenders) Beast Machines where she is voiced by Ocean Group VA Patricia "Balalaika" Drake. While Patricia's work as Strika is not the most memorable out of the BM newcomers but her work certainly did the job as a rather low very rough voice with a bit of an accent but it didn't feel too forced. Not the best performance in that show but Patricia Drake's work as Strika was certainly above average.

In Transformers Animated she was a one-shot character but in a very similar style and role to her BM counterpart in which was voiced by VA Tara Strong. And while Strika's depiction in TFA was very much in spirit with her depiction in BM and Tara's voice for Strika was very much like Patricia's, the only differences are that Tara's voice sounds a bit more brutish and the accent in her Strika voice is a bit thicker. But what can I say? Tara's voicework for Strika also works for the role pretty well and is fairly above average as well.

Overall I am pretty much going with a tie on this one here.



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said at 4:06 PM on Thu Mar 29 2018
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So both Twilight Velvet and Twilight Sparkle have voiced Strika. Like mother, like daughter.
EPA Deane
said at 3:52 PM on Fri Sep 22 2017
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Both are them are Great in the Part, But I think I prefer Patricia Drake's Rendition (though Tara is also Solid in the part.

Future VA Suggestions:

Gwendoline Christie would be Fantastic as Strika voicing her like a Russian Accented Captain Phasma

If she used a Calmer, more Modulated version of her Wonder Woman voice, Lucy Lawless would also be a good fit.

I also recommend Susan Eisenberg, Susan Dalian, Marina Sirtis and Virginia Madsen.
said at 6:24 PM on Mon Jul 10 2017
1. Patricia Drake
2. Tara Strong
said at 9:41 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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They're both excellent but I ultimately prefer Patricia Drake since whenever I hear her take, I think instantly of Balalaika from Black Lagoon and she was awesome.

Tara Strong is equally great and fitting in the role. I'm amazed that she could go that low and she does an excellent Russian accent.

Patricia had more to work with so I vote for her.

BONUS: I could totally see April Winchell or Kimberly Brooks (think Jasper) being excellent as Strika
Mark Johnson
said at 3:59 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
1. Patricaia Drake
2. Tara Strong

Very close. Very, very close.
said at 7:45 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1) Patricia Drake
2) Tara Strong
Polyester Funk
said at 12:36 AM on Tue Sep 30 2014
That's Tara Strong? Man, I don't know if I'd ever have guessed that.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:48 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
@Polyester Funk My vote goes to Tara. I think the low voice is fitting for Strika. I do like Patricia Drake a lot, too. That accent is cool and she sounds very calculating. This is a tough one.
said at 8:34 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
I think Colleen Wheeler should voice Strika. She has the right type of voice for this character.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:42 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
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They're both pretty good, but my vote's going to Patricia.
said at 5:20 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
1. Tara
2. Patricia
said at 3:18 PM on Thu Apr 26 2012
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I'm gonna go with Patricia Drake for Strika, thoguh Tara Strong was good, too.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:45 PM on Thu Jun 24 2010
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Gotta go with Tara Strong. I always envisioned Strika having a low voice.
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