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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 22 2010
Transformers: Beast Wars (1996)
TigatronBlu Mankuma
Blu Mankuma
Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals (1999)
TigatronMartin Roach
Martin Roach


Alright folks while it hasn't been a while since the last time a Transformers VC was made it has been a while since the last time there was a Transformers VC for a character whom (so far) has only one version. Today we shall be going over the Maximal from Beast Wars Tigatron!

In the Beast Wars series he was voiced by Blu Mankuma in what is quite possibly his most renowned voice and to be quite honest I can see why. Blu's Tigatron voice was a nice and low raspy voice and performance by all means suited on how Tigatron is known as quite the Protector of Nature. Its another fine example of the exceptional quality that is the Voice acting in Beast Wars.

In the Beast Wars Transmetals games for some reason they couldn't get Blu Mankuma to reprise the role so Martin Roach was given the chance to take over this role. And I must say its probably one of the better "Stand-in" performances I have heard, while Tigatron only had a few lines in the game Martin's Tigatron voice sounded a lot like Blu's and his performance worked as well.

So overall Blu Mankuma's work for Tigatron is classic while Martin Roach was a fine stand-in performance if I do say so myself.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 5:41 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Blu Mankuma, no contest.
said at 7:33 AM on Sun Feb 28 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Blu Mankuma was epic as Tigatron, his low deep booming voice just fits this stoic nature lover, it's easily my favourite role of his.

Martin Roach is probably the best replacement they could have gotten for that Transmetals video game at the time. He's a bit lighter but still rather fitting.

I'm giving my vote to Blu but I do like both in the role.

BONUS: Keith David, Tony Todd, Peter Mensah, Phil LaMarr or Rick Keeling, these are people than I can so see voicing Tigatron really well.
said at 7:33 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Blu Mankuma
2) Martin Roach
said at 11:51 AM on Thu Oct 16 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Blu Mankuma knocked it out of the freakin' park as Tigatron. Much like Rhinox he sounded deep, wise and caring, without the characters seeming similar at all and remaining memorable and distinct on his own. He brings this sort of mystical sound to Tigatron and he absolutely nailed the role down to perfection, my only complaint is that aside from season 1, he really didn't get nearly as much screentime as he should have. He did make a pretty great return as Tigerhawk though...briefly. Still, as short as his time in the show was, Blu Mankuma was really memorable and alluring as even downright badass as both Tigatron and Tigerhawk. Plus I guess it could've been worse, I mean look at how quickly Scorponok and Terrorsaur were killed off...oh god...no...poor Terrorsaur. *sniffle* (Yes, I know Waspinator was originally going to die, please don't rub it in.)

Martin Roach actually sounds pretty good too, noticeably less deep but he still gets the wise, caring and alluring performance of Blu Mankuma down pat. However, it sounds like he got even less material than Blu did. Maybe he has more voice clips that I'm just unaware of, either way he did a pretty good job. In fact if I were younger I probably wouldn't have even been able to tell that they changed voice actors for Tigatron.

In the end though, my vote is for Blu Mankuma, he was really memorable in the role. I have no complaints about Martin Roach however, he was a good stand-in.
said at 8:12 AM on Mon Jul 21 2014
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Here are some guys who would voice Tigatron in The Movies, video games, or a Live Action or Animated Series.
1. Dennis Haysbert
2. Carl Lumbly
3. Phil Morris
4. Phil Lamarr
I think these guys would be great for Tigatron, Don't you?
EPA Deane
said at 10:46 AM on Sun Oct 30 2016
@30Rockefeller I also recommend Keith David and Avery Brooks.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:13 AM on Mon Jun 16 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Blu Mankuma. He makes Tigatron sound powerful and also kind and protective. Which is what I imagine a robotic tiger would sound like.
said at 5:44 PM on Tue Sep 10 2013
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Blu Mankuma definitely. He's the only voice of Tigatron I ever heard. I mean that litterally. I never knew of the Beast Wars Transmetals video game until now.
said at 9:21 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
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Blu Mankuma
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