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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Yami Bakura with sound clips and images.
Yami Bakura is the evil spirit that resides in the Millennium Ring. Yami Bakura has the option to control and take over Bakura's body whenever he wants. Yami Bakura is a recurring villain throughout the series. Yami Bakura's goal is to collect all 7 Millennium items so he can use their powers.

Yami Bakura is a combination of a Thief King from ancient Egypt and of the demon Zorc Necrophades. Yami Bakura also controls powerful shadow magic and can turn normal games into Shadow Games. He can also send people to the Shadow Realm.

In the English dub version of the anime by 4Kids Entertainment, Yami Bakura was voiced by Ted Lewis.

In a lesser known English dub by Odex Ltd Yami Bakura was voiced by Chuck Powers.
Created by Jackson_H on Thu Dec 10 2009, 16 Comments, Add Comment
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2001)
Yami BakuraTed Lewis
Ted Lewis
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2001)
Yami BakuraChuck Powers
Chuck Powers


Ted Lewis is my pick for this Voice Compare. His voice sounds much more sinister and fits the character better. However I do think this is one of Chuck Powers's stronger voices in the Odex dub.


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said at 2:47 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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I'll never get over Yami Bakura sounding like Peter Lorre. Just...what were they thinking???
said at 3:34 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
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I don't know what is more creepier: Chuck's voice? Or the music in the background? 0_0

Ted has that cold and calculating feeling to his voice that really defines Yami Bakura, and his British, intelligent sounding voice: he gets my vote.
said at 2:30 PM on Wed Aug 21 2013

Actually that background music is from the Original Japanese version of the show, but oddly enough, I like the 4Kids dub's background music score more in Ted's clip. Suprisingly, it seemed to give off a more Egyptian feeling.

Anyway, forgetting that, Ted Lewis is much better and he's my pick for the best actor for Yami Bakura. He has this very evil feeling to his voice and it's very creepy and fitting for the character. Chuck sounds like a Southern gentleman doing a bad imitation of Peter Lorre or something as others have said before.
said at 11:22 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
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Ted really has that cold and calculated performance that really makes Yami Bakura very sinister. Chuck Powers sounds like a really bad impersonation of Peter Lorre, is there a good side? ...........I guess it has the potential to be an internet meme.
said at 8:43 PM on Mon Nov 7 2011
Powers sounds too much like (a terribly cheap imitation of) Peter Lorre.
said at 11:49 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
Though, I do like the music that plays in the background of Chuck's clip, though it has nothing to do with the performance itself, which is still pretty painful to listen to.

I'm sticking with Ted Lewis
said at 11:00 PM on Thu Jul 14 2011
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Chuck Powers just sounds like a weasely prankster, Ted Lewis sounds intelligent and scheming.
said at 2:36 PM on Wed Apr 6 2011
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Seriously Lewis ROCKS just want that established
said at 2:35 PM on Wed Apr 6 2011
Is Powers serious? Ted Lewis Rocks
said at 2:34 PM on Wed Apr 6 2011
Is it or me or does Lewis sound a bit like Scottie Ray's Shredder from TMNT 2003
said at 2:11 AM on Sun Mar 20 2011
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Ted Lewis is godly.

Chuck Powers is....impersonating Peter Lorie?
said at 3:20 PM on Wed Jun 9 2010
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Yeah I kinda agree. I like the japanese music, but Odex could have mixed it a bit better it felt way too loud. Also Ted Lewis ****ing rocks

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