Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 16 2010
EDITOR'S OPINIONFor the latest Transformers VC we have the one and only Zeta Prime whom despite certain obvious differences the characterization is fairly similar and consistent. In the original G1 series he was one of the "Spiritual Guides" in the episode "Five Faces of Darkness Part 4" in which he was voiced by Phillip Lewis Clarke. This is kind of a mixed bad here as Phillip's voice for Zeta is pretty good and his voicwork for the role is decent... for what little there is. But to be fair the fault more lies with the episode than Phillip here as while all the "Pre-Optimus" primes were pretty much only glorified cameos in this show used for brief exposition at least they were generally given the chance to have some semblance of a presence in that episode, not so much for Zeta Prime. But to be fair while its not the most blatant case of this but I suppose one could respect Phillip Clarke's performance as it can make one wish that Zeta had at least a little bit more lines in that episode.
Zeta Prime doesn't get to appear again until about a couple of decades later in which apparently the 2nd Prime in Revenge of the Fallen is Zeta Prime in which he was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. Alike his G1 counterpart ROTF Zeta Prime was a rather bit of a glorified cameo as well but I will say that this Zeta prime was given the chance to have a bit more of a presence though. But one thing that sure helped was the fine handiwork from Kevin Michael Richardson though as his work does show a noble majestic feel to it. But while ROTF Zeta Prime's biggest accomplishment over his G1 counterpart is having more than a few second of dialouge, ROTF Zeta Prime does have a bit more memorable presence.
And last but not least is Transformers War for Cybertron Zeta Prime in which he was voiced by Troy Baker. Now Troy seems to be a bit more fortunate at least in quantity as unlike the other two, Zeta Prime's role here is actually not just a brief cameo, granted its still a rather secondary role but still. Anyways Troy does give a good dramatic feel to this role as well (in which I won't elaborate why due to a potential risk of spoilers). While not one of the best performances in that game is a good example of the voice acting in that game nevertheless. Overall all 3 did pretty well but I am going with Kevin Michael Richardson and Troy Baker the most here.