Zeta Prime
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Zeta Prime

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 16 2010
Transformers (1984)
Zeta PrimePhilip Lewis Clarke
Philip Lewis Clarke
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
Zeta PrimeTroy Baker
Troy Baker


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said at 4:38 PM on Mon Jul 10 2017
1. Troy Baker
2. Philip Lewis Clarke
said at 3:58 PM on Wed Apr 6 2016
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To be fair, they're both good:
1. Troy Baker
2. Phillip Lewis Clarke
said at 11:47 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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Troy Baker sounds amazing and deep as Zeta Prime, he can play him as both a pompous arrogant ruler who drove his people to war or a tired, sympathetic leader who relinquishes leadership to a young Optimus Prime.

Either way this is a fantastic example of Troy Baker's voice work and the range he's capable of.

Phillip Lewis Clarke sounds pretty good too, having a real cool voice and sounds greatly aged but Troy leaves more of an impact on me.

BONUS: I could see Gerard Plunkett making for a fantastic Zeta Prime, something like a mix of his Turaga Dume and Pontius Pilate. For a bigger budget someone like Patrick Stewart would be phenomenal as Zeta Prime.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:24 PM on Tue Sep 22 2015
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Troy sounds somewhat like David Kaye here.
said at 5:45 PM on Fri Sep 30 2016
@Polyester Funk Do you think he's being pitched-down artificially here?
Polyester Funk
said at 12:24 AM on Sat Oct 1 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Maybe? That sorta "echo" on his voice does make it sound likely.
said at 2:03 PM on Thu Oct 6 2016
@Polyester Funk It feels a little unnaturally deep for Troy, so I was wondering, is all.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:42 AM on Fri Oct 7 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed He did go deep for Groot and Ulik, but those are very different-sounding voices whereas Zeta sounds like his natural voice yet deeper.
said at 1:37 PM on Fri Oct 7 2016
@Polyester Funk That's exactly what I meant. It is possible to deeper things without exaggerating size, but you lose variance. This is more than a normal volume for Troy.

That being said, certain people, namely JAT & DBB, have been able to deep without overdoing "gruff", & Welker does Dr. Claw by using a lot of air. So it's possible. Who knows, someone should ask Troy at a con at some point.
Mark Johnson
said at 6:14 PM on Wed Apr 1 2015
1. Troy Baker
2. Phil Clarke
said at 7:44 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Phil Clarke
2) Troy Baker
Polyester Funk
said at 12:08 AM on Wed Jun 25 2014
Troy Baker sounds really cool as Zeta Prime. If I didn't know that was him, I don't know if I would be able to tell.

Philip Lewis Clarke does sound cool. Too bad that he had such a small role. Unless there is more, but I don't think so. I thought Zeta was just a brief appearance in a flashback.
said at 11:29 AM on Tue Mar 11 2014
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What do you guys think of Timothy Dalton as Zeta Prime?
said at 5:11 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
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I would love to see Baker take on the IDW [comic] version of Zeta from 'Autocracy' if that rendition of the character was translated into TV/Movie/VG form. It'd really do well for the character.

On the whole, DEFINITELY going for Troy on this one.
said at 1:23 AM on Thu May 3 2012
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Both are good as Zeta Prime, but I'm gonna with Troy Baker for this one.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:51 PM on Wed Feb 1 2012
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Troy Baker is one of few times where a Prime wasn't just a generic sage or an a filthy traitor who worships Unicron.
said at 12:22 PM on Mon Jan 23 2012
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I'm voting for Troy Baker, mainly because I don't know if that's Zeta Prime from ROTF. To me he just looks like an ordinary Prime.
said at 1:06 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Torak What's the difference?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:15 AM on Wed Aug 18 2010
BTW my vote goes to Baker on this one!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:35 AM on Tue Aug 17 2010
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Yeah. Currently, the Prime franchise is pretty muddled. WFC is advertised as being in-continuity with the G1 cartoon (which it can't be), Exodus and WFC contradict each other, and there's Sentinel Prime and Zeta Prime both existing and having the same role. As the TFwiki noted, "This continuity was off to a great start!"
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:18 AM on Tue Aug 17 2010
Yeah, but to be fair NCZ the whole 'new' continuity in says basically that the game, the new cartoon, and the book 'Exodus' are all supposed to be 'cannon'. If that is the case there is no mention of Zeta in the book, only Sentinel which would seem to validate some of hikuro's comments. Just throwing that out there
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:50 PM on Mon Aug 16 2010
No, it is Zeta Prime in WFC for sure. WFC is a new continuity, so it doesn't have to adhere to what's already been done.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:33 PM on Mon Aug 16 2010
Was the one in ROTF really Zeta?
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