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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Apocalypse with sound clips and images.
The world's first mutant. The longest living and most powerful. That certainly bodes a challenge to whoever has had the opportunity to voice this mutant god. A deep bravado voice is one you'd typically expect for a character of this stature, but also one that brings intelligence and a blindingly refined god like complex.
Created by Foxwolf on Nov 29 2009, 42 Comments
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EDITOR'S OPINIONSo in the Fox X-Men series, Apocalypse was voiced in the first 4 seasons by John Colicos. The strength and confidence in his voice was certainly there, and he made it obvious that Apocalypse had lived for thousands of years due to aged voice and at the pace in which he spoke.
For the final season, there were many changes made in both some recasting of voice actors as well as the animation style. For 2 episodes, Apocalypse was voiced by James Blendick. For the most part, his voice was pretty similar to Colicos', though he did make him sound younger. Both did great work.
In X-Men Evolution, "Xavier" David Kaye took dual duties and played Apocalypse. His voice was a little deeper and throatier and for any Beast Wars fans, his voice was very close to Kaye's Megatron. However, in this part, he played it more monotone and had less inflections and expression in his lines, which I'm sure was deliberate.
Richard McGonagle voice Apocalypse in X-Men Legends 2 and to me, played him more like a stereotypical villain. A little exaggeration and over-the-top-ness in his voice. I mean not too much, but kind of reminded me of the old fashioned superhero villains, only spoken much slower.
Can't really say much for the X-Men VS Streety Fighter voice Lorne Kennedy. He was the final boss in the game and had short typical video lines to taunt a player during battle. He had a good strong villainous voice with what little material he had.
In the X2 game, Christopher Corey Smith voiced Apocalypse in what I think was going too far in terms of deepness. To be fair though, he did make the voice god-like, but it had too much throat vibrations, which caused the voice to lose clarity which took a little away from his character. To compare, Smith's voice sounds very similar to Dragon Ball Z's Shenron dragon.