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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 1 2010
Transformers Animated (2007)
SunstormTom Kenny
Tom Kenny
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Game (2009)
SunstormCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler


Ah Sunstorm easily the least known of the seekers (while he was in the original series he only had a brief cameo in the first episode). While the seekers looked so much alike often to the point of basically having the same body but with different color palettes they were given chances to have remotely distinct personalities (especially Starscream)... except for Sunstorm. To give you a hint both of the guys whom voiced Sunstorm are the same guys whom have voiced Starscream and neither of them are particularly hiding it.

In Transformers Animated there were Starscream clones all voiced by Tom Kenny (except for the sole female clone Slipstream voiced by Tara Strong). Sunstorm is basically the Sycophant side of Starscream in which that is basically what Tom was told to do and he got the job done at least.

In the game based off of the "Revenge Of The Fallen" film, Sunstorm was a DLC character voiced by Charlie Adler in which Sunstorm's design was basically G1 Starscream.... but Orange. (And like I said before while you can usually call the Seekers a bunch of Palette swaps at least they generally get to have different personalities and voices.) But in all fairness say what you will about this being "Starscream-lite" but Charlie does try to give an energetic performance for this role.

Overall neither are bad per say but I am going with Tom Kenny a bit more here since its at least a bit closer to being more than just "Orange Starscream".



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said at 8:35 AM on Thu Apr 20 2017
Tom I feel gave Sunstorm a much more defined personalty here. I like that he was able to take the Starscream sound, but change up the character enough that it's distinctly different. I like how the show made Sunstorm more of a kissass kind of character instead of just making him, or the other clones of starscream, just that, clones.

Charlie isn't terrible, but he didn't really have a lot of material to go off of. That and it's kind of hard to understand what he's saying here.

I'd say for a future VA, James Arnold Taylor
said at 3:52 PM on Wed Apr 6 2016
1. Charlie Adler
2. Tom Kenny
said at 11:41 AM on Sun Feb 28 2016
Both actors may just be voicing pallet swapped versions of Starscream but Charlie Adler's voice and performance does fit the classic Dreamwave depiction of him very well.

Tom Kenny is enjoyable as the Sycophant Starscream but I can't see it working for a traditional take on the character.

Charlie's getting my vote.

BONUS: I think either Vic Mignogna or Ian James Corlett would be great as Sunstorm.
said at 2:56 AM on Sat Jan 30 2016
Charlie by far: I hope he got to voice a resurrected Starscream in the form of Sunstorm even in the upcoming fifth movie
said at 5:46 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Tom Kenny
2) Charlie Alder
Mark Johnson
said at 4:06 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
1. Charlie Alder
2. Tom Kenny
said at 7:21 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Charlie Adler
2) Tom Kenny
Polyester Funk
said at 11:55 PM on Tue Jun 10 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
According to TF Wiki, Sunstorm is a fanatic and I think that Charlie Adler sounds more fanatical so I'm going with him.
said at 1:07 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
I wonder of Wally Wingert would make a good Sunstorm?
said at 7:43 AM on Sun Apr 29 2012
I personally love all the clones, even Skywarp and Ramjet, so I'm just naturally going for Kenny.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:12 PM on Thu Jul 1 2010
Now this is one voice compare I wasn't expecting! (All we need are Skywarp, Slipstream, Dirge, and Thrust, and we've got a complete Seeker set.)

I prefer Charlie Adler.
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