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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mastermind with sound clips and images.
Franchise: X-Men

Mastermind is one of the various foes of the X-Men whom was formerly a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and The Inner Circle as he made his comic book debut in X Men Volume 1 #4 back in March of 1964. Mastermind is A.K.A Jason Wyngarde and his mutant ability is to generate illusions that only his victims can see and can manipulate his victims memories. Mastermind was originally introduced as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (and there is barely any info about him before he went into the life of a Super Villain) however he is most known as a member of the Inner Circle but he has worked for others such as Factor Three and Secret Empire. Jason Wyngarde has two daughters named Martinque Jason and Regan wyngarde (whom have shared the same code name as their father).
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X-Men (1992)
Mastermind / Jason WyngardeNigel Bennett
Nigel Bennett
X-Men Evolution (2000)
Mastermind / Jason WyngardeCampbell Lane
Campbell Lane
X-Men (Marvel Anime) (2011)
Mastermind / Jason WyngardeTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham


Today on the X-Men VC section we take a look at the original... MASTERMIND! We will begin with the 90's X men series in which Mastermind appeared for a couple of episodes voiced by Nigel Bennett. Nigel's voice for the role was pretty good as it goes pretty well with his rater impressive performance for the role. Nigel's performance does suit Mastermind's manipulative persona rather well as he can go from distinguished gentleman to a somewhat temperamental sore loser rather well so in other words Nigel's work as Mastermind is a good example of the voice work in that show.

In X-Men Evolution Mastermind was given a rather different appearance and appeared for a couple of episodes voiced by Campbell Lane. While Mastermind was given a somewhat more beastly appearance in that show Campbell's fairly rough voice for the role did suit Mastermind's distinguished nature fairly well.  While Mastermind was still one of the bad guys in X-Men Evolution his depiction in the show was one of the more sympathetic depictions of him (well sort of rather than being a smooth manipulator he is more of a bullied lackey of Magneto) but still Campbell's performance did suit the show's depiction of him. While Campbell's performance as Mastermind is an above average example of the voice work in the show but it is a good example of Campbell's voice work nevertheless.

Last but most definitely not the least is Travis Willingham in the English dub of the X-Men Anime. I must say that Travis did a rather smashing job playing Mastermind as the regal-styled manipulator that he is. Travis' voice for the role was very suiting for the role (and he does for the most part do his Relius Clover voice from BlazBlue) and of course I can say the same for his performance as it does have a smooth and debonair feel which is very suitable for the role. Travis' work as Mastermind is one of the better performances in the show and is a fine example of Travis' voice work. Overall all of these guys did very well for the role in their own way so I am not entirely sure who to go with here.  



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said at 8:31 PM on Fri Jan 12 2018
1. Nigel Bennett
2. Travis Willingham

Side note : Jeff Bennett, and J Michael Tatum wouldmake good choices for the character
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:13 PM on Sat Nov 11 2017
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All of them are perfect.
EPA Deane
said at 1:09 PM on Fri Sep 29 2017
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Travis Willingham is perfect as Both The Comedic and Elegant versions of The Character. He Definitely Earns my Vote.
said at 9:46 AM on Fri Sep 29 2017
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VC thoughts update

Man... this is one of the hardest VCs I've encountered. All three work perfectly in their own way.

Nigel Bennett has a really nice soothing voice and has a lot of class. He also does a great job at playing him as a manipulative villain.

Travis Willingham delivers one of his best Marvel performances here. Both his hammy and boisterous Lego take and his smooth, charming and regal Anime take fit Mastermind perfectly. He just does a great job.

Campbell Lane does work for the Evolution version perfectly, but I could see him working as a more standard take if he used a variation of his Rampage performance, but I still liked his take here.

So yeah, it's a three way tie for me. I'm gonna give a slight edge to Bennett, but he and Willingham both fit the role perfectly, while Lane does a good job for Evolution Mastermind.
said at 5:27 PM on Sun Jul 16 2017
1. Travis Willingham
2. Campbell Lane
3. Nigel Bennett
said at 8:41 PM on Sat May 14 2016
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Travis Willingham's best Marvel role IMO.
EPA Deane
said at 9:32 AM on Sun Oct 30 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Absolutely. He was a Highlight in the dub of the X Men Anime.

It's a pity Willingham's voice is being wasted on an moronic version of Thor in 'Avengers Assemble'.
said at 5:24 PM on Sat Jan 23 2016
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For a villain called Mastermind, I think Travis Willingham captures that nicely.

Travis Willingham sounds so regal, so elegant, so classy, so smooth, so smashing and so manipulative It's definitely one of his more underrated performances. He definitely sounds like a mastermind with that air of superiority he's breathing in and I find it really uncanny how much at times he sounds like his FMAB co-star J. Michael Tatum. He also was really funny in the Lego Marvel Super Heroes game when he reprise the role.

Nigel Bennett sounds a bit lighter than I would have expected but he does sound classy and sounds very trusting which just makes his manipulations all the more effective.

Campbell Lane has an awesome aged sounding voice though he sounds way too rough and not really anything like a manipulative Mastermind, it's a great performance but not one that really does the character that well.

Overall Travis Willingham is my favourite and he gets my vote.

BONUS: I could totally see David Kaye, Jeff Bennett, J. Michael Tatum or Dan Green being great as Mastermind.
said at 2:56 PM on Fri Apr 10 2015
1) Travis Willingham
2) Campbell Lane
3) Nigel Bennett
Polyester Funk
said at 11:36 PM on Mon Nov 17 2014
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Picking Travis Willingham, but I like the other guys, too.
said at 7:30 AM on Fri Apr 20 2012
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I'm gonna go with Travis Willingham for Mastermind, though Campbell Lane was also good in the role.
said at 8:59 PM on Wed Dec 21 2011
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Campbell Lane's voice would be good for Beast.
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