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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of King Alfor with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Tue Jun 8 2010, 7 Comments, Add Comment
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Voltron (1984)
King AlforPeter Cullen
Peter Cullen
Voltron: The Third Dimension (1998)
King AlforTim Curry
Tim Curry
Voltron Force (2011)
King AlforSamuel Vincent
Samuel Vincent

EDITOR'S OPINION

Well folks we'll be starting off Voltron's VC category with Princess Allura's father the late King Alfor (which needless to say is why both voices have reverberating voice effects applied to them).

In the original series' English dub he was voiced by voice actor Peter Cullen. In which while not as deep as his Optimus Prime voice (which is something he saved for when he did the narration for the show) it maybe his Coran voice only a little bit deeper but it still works. Peter did give Alfor a nice regal yet fatherly tone that did suit the role well.

In Voltron the 3rd Dimension he was voiced by Tim Curry whom pretty much did something like his Lotor voice but only friendlier and a little bit older. (Which is one of the reasons why I kind of have mixed feelings about Tim Curry voicing Lotor but that's for a future VC.) But still like Peter Cullen, Tim also gave Alfor a nice regal and fatherly tone and performance as well that was by all means suitable. While King Alfor only appeared briefly in both series' so both actors didn't get the chance to do the role more often.

But while neither performance is the best example of both actor's careers and that their voices had little differences to one of their other roles in their respective shows both of these actors did do a suitable job for King Alfor.

(Update: Samuel Vincent took over the role in Voltron Force and its a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand Samuel's highly high voice did seem a bit jarring at first considering on how Alfor generally had a lower voice in the past. But to be fair Samuel's performance had a good regal, kindly yet authoritative feel to it. So in other words while I still do prefer Peter & Tim more but Samuel does make a pretty good younger Alfor though.)


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Polyester Funk
said at 10:44 PM on Thu May 29 2014
All sound good, but I'm going with Peter Cullen. I wish that Tim's clip was longer. The description said he didn't have much to say, though. It's nice to hear Tim as a good guy, but when I hear him I almost always think of villains.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:09 PM on Thu May 29 2014
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But seriously, I think all three of the VAs work. Peter has that nice sage-like voice similar to his earlier Optimus voice. Tim's voice is just naturally a good fit for these kinds of characters. And Sam's voice is a good fit for a younger King Alfor.

I think I'm gonna' go with Peter on this one.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:08 PM on Thu May 29 2014
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When I see Peter Cullen in a voice compare: "Pfft. Peter's gonna' take this one for sure"

When I see Tim Curry in a voice compare: "Pfft. Tim's gonna' take this one for sure"

When I see Tim and Peter in a voice compare TOGETHER: http://i.imgur.com/697eU.gif
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:10 PM on Thu May 29 2014
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Peter sounds like Jim Cummings at times
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:32 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Peter's sounds more unique. Tim Curry is just doing King Acorn all over again.
legendaryautobot217
said at 1:52 AM on Sun Jul 31 2011
Peter Cullen's sound very good

But to Tim Curry's sounds close good

Something tells me that Peter is the best choice for voicing King Alfor
krystal (Guest)
said at 1:24 PM on Sat Nov 27 2010
Tim Curry's voice is better. Besides, I really love the way his voice sounds when acting.

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