Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 1 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Marvel Universe VC section we have a little something for this green monstrous inter-dimensional creature that would've most likely faded away into obscurity if wasn't for a certain video game company, anyways here is the VC for... SHUMA GORATH! Shuma Gorath appeared in Capcom's Marvel Comics 2-D fighters back in the 90's which is often considered to be the most prominent reason why anyone has heard of his existence, anyways Franck Perry voice Shuma Gorath in Marvel Super Heroes. (Oh yes and Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 but that is besides the point not too mention on how they were just re-using the same clips that they used for Marvel Super Heroes.) While one could notice on how Capcom placed in a lot of vocal sound effects on Franck's Shuma Gorath voice but to be fair while the effects were applied rather heavily one could still understand what was Franck saying in this role. Franck's voice for Shuma Gorath also had a rather regal tone to which does work for the role pretty well. Granted like all the other characters this Franck didn't have all that many lines in the game but Franck did a decent job for what little he got.
After Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Shuma Gorath never really appeared again in any adaptation until 11 years later in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 in which this time he was surprisingly voiced by Paul Dobson. One could immediately notice on how alike his 90's 2-D fighter counterpart Capcom applied some heavy vocal sound FX on Paul Dobson's Shuma Gorath voice (though not QUITE as heavy as Franck's Shuma Gorath voice). While its probably not surprising to hear Paul Dobson do a somewhat nasally high voice for a freaky character like Shuma Gorath here but the vocal modification done to his voice might seem a little strange at first but it kind of grew on me pretty quickly. I admit I also noticed on how Paul Dobson's Shuma Gorath doesn't have the regal feel that Franck Perry's had but I do think that it works well for the role nevertheless. So basically its not one of the best examples of Paul Dobson's work but a somewhat interesting change of pace nevertheless. Overall I liked both of the Shuma Gorath Voices and Performances as they both worked in their own ways.