Wing Saber
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Wing Saber

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jan 8 2011
Transformers Energon (2004)
Wing SaberColin Murdock
Colin Murdock
Transformers Cybertron (2005)
Wing SaberPeter Kelamis
Peter Kelamis


Alright ladies and gentlemen for this Transformers VC we have one of the "Saber" characters and this one is from the Unicron Trilogy and while he has had somewhat different personalities in the shows he was in deep down he had the same role mainly being a gestalt power up for Optimus Prime. In Transformers Energon he was voiced by Colin Murdock, while Wing Saber had a fairly generic role in the show but to be fair this is a somewhat interesting change of pace for Colin here. I always knew that Colin had a decent amount of range but I was surprised on the fact that Colin voices Wing Saber here as I didn't know he could do a young male voice like that. Granted I admit by its own merits Colin's performance is only pretty good at best but it does get bonus points for Colin using a voice I didn't recognize him with.

In Transformers Cybertron Wing Saber became a bit embittered over the course of Energon to Cybertron and was voiced by Peter Kelamis whom did an Australian accent. Why an Australian accent you ask? Apparently the reason why Wing Saber had an accent like Jetfire is because in Cybertron Wing Saber had a Jet Vehicle Mode (though unlike the situation with Brian Drummond and Jetfire, Peter Kelamis is actually Australian). But still while Peter Kelamis' Wing Saber voice is basically his Goku voice with a light Australian accent it still does work for the role nevertheless. Peter's performance for Wing Saber does work on how he can go from a playful easy going tone to sounding like a demanding hardcase. Not one of Peter Kelamis' best performances but his work as Wing Saber is a pretty good example of his work nevertheless. Overall while both of these guys did pretty well I suppose I will go with Peter Kelamis a bit more here.



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said at 5:45 PM on Sat Oct 21 2017
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Kelamis is much more memorable.
8000 Saiyans
said at 3:26 PM on Sat Oct 21 2017
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Peter Kelamis is great as Wing Saber, but Colin Murdock is also good.
said at 4:00 PM on Wed Apr 6 2016
I actually prefer Colin Murdock.
said at 11:24 AM on Sun Jul 24 2016
I'm changing my vote to Peter Kelamis. Colin Murdock sounds a little too dorky.
said at 9:35 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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I loved Wing Saber in Cybertron he was such a funny maverick character. Though I'm not sure what Pokejedservo is hearing because he has no accent what so ever (then again I keep claiming Ratchet had an accent in AOE so what do I know?) Peter Kelamis was a funny and perfect fit for Wing Saber.

Colin Murdoch sounds heroic but unfortunately I found Wing Saber in Energon was a total square.

Vote goes to Peter Kelamis.

BONUS: Considering Wing Saber was voiced by one of the Canadian Goku's, how about his American counterpart Sean Schemmel? I think he'd be an absolute blast in a role like Wing Saber, especially since he's begun to do cartoons in LA. Kyle Hebert and Nolan North would both make excellent Wing Sabers too.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:18 AM on Fri Apr 24 2015
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I usually hear Colin Murdock as creepy bad guys so it was nice to hear him in a heroic role. With that said, I prefer Peter Kelamis. Not sure if I have a huge reason why, I just think he sounds better.
said at 8:09 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
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1) Colin Murdock
2) Peter Kelamis
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:14 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
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Wing Saber is a character that I really wish would appear in more material. Such potential for great alt modes and VAs. Nolan North, James Arnold Taylor, Jason Marsden...

Plus, "Wing Saber". Come on. Killer name right there.
said at 8:51 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
As a casual watcher who didn't grow up with G1 I can give 3 reasons why Wing Saber, as a character, is largely unremarkable

1) Functionally, he's a poor man's Jetfire
2) His only being in Energon and Cybertron means what little characterization he has got slammed by the need to force a duology into a trilogy
3) He was in the last few acts of Energon

As for his voice, I personally saw E-Wingsaber as Wingdagger in a big-boy body. C-Wingsaber wins by default for me, but the portrayal was unequally bland and uninspiring.

I just don't get anything at all from this guy.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:58 PM on Wed Oct 29 2014
@rosebr10 I get what you're saying. In the grand scheme of the entire franchise, Wing Saber is (unfortunately) a rather minor character in a pantheon of minor characters. :/ And that's why he deserves to be brought back into the spotlight!

As for your points...

1.) A poor man's Jetfire who actually USURPED Jetfire's role in two shows that already HAD Jetfire. XD He turns into a flying vehicle and combines with Optimus. The first trait is shared with only about 79 other Transformers characters, and the second trait he only has in common with Armada Jetfire (as far as Jetfires go). So really, flying and combining =/= Jetfire's traits. That's like calling Shockwave a "poor man's Soundwave" because they're both loyal Decepticons whom Megatron trusts to get the job done.

2.) Only being in two shows doesn't limit his characterization. And even if the connections between Energon and Cybertron are shaky, that doesn't somehow "slam" his characterization. He got plenty of characterization, actually, given that once he appeared, he was a pretty prominent character. Within the first episode of his appearance in either show, the audience is given a strong display of "This is what this character is about and what this character can do". His Energon appearance was probably one of the best parts of the show. A young Autobot who was bent on revenge for his master's death, only to get killed and brought back to life himself. He had less of a journey in Cybertron, but I felt that his character got to stretch a heck of a lot more, even just due to the slightly increased quality of the writing.

3.) Actually, he was in the entire LAST HALF of Energon. In fact, same thing with Cybertron. He was in 50% of both shows, almost to the exact percentile. That's more than can be said for a lot of characters.

If you don't get anything from his character, that's cool. I'm not saying you should. But he's far from a character-less, boring, background, poor man's Jetfire that you make him out to be. ;)
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Nov 28 2012
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I'm torn. They're both adequate portrayals. And they are slightly different personalities. I think I'm gonna' go with Peter.
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