Mark Hamill’s Most Memorable Video Game Characters
Mark Hamill is best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, but what many don’t realize is that he has thrived as a voice actor for decades. Throughout his career, he has voiced over 100 different characters in television, film, and video games. He has even been recognized by a BAFTA and an Emmy for his talents.
While he typically lends his voice to roles in television and film, there is no denying his star power and performance abilities in games. His first role in a video game was the voice of Detective Mosley in the 1993 point-and-click adventure game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father. Since then he has lent his vocal talent to many characters across the game in various genres. From superheroes to villains, Mark Hamill has it all and can do it all.
9 Goro Majima – Yakuza
The Yakuza series is beloved by many, but unless you played the original in 2006, you probably missed out on Mark’s role as villainous Goro Majima. Despite Majima’s villainous demeanor, the role also brings a dark humor that goes well with her performance.
In one scene, he gets hit on the head by a baseball and laughs and encourages his henchmen to laugh too. When one of them doesn’t, he beats him with a baseball bat. In a funny twist, Mark admitted in a tweet that he doesn’t remember the role. Despite this, it is still a memorable performance in his long and varied career.
8 Emperor Alkari – Master of Orion
Master of Orion is a space-based strategy game with a variety of factions to choose from, and Mark Hamill voices Emperor Alkari, the leader of the bird-like Alkari. They are one of the main civilizations and factions that you can choose from and are warriors trained in air combat.
Mark Hamill returns to his roots in good spirits as he voices the wise and thoughtful Emperor. While it departs a bit from the villainous characters he usually voices, it does show how to fully realize a smaller role.
seven Fire Lord Ozai – Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into The Inferno
With several characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender making their way into Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, the series still remains a favorite to this day. Prior to that, Into the Inferno debuted as the third game in the series in 2008, with Mark Hamill reprising his role as Fire Lord Ozai from the series.
Much like in the series, Fire Lord Ozai has a fiery passion for making everyone’s life a living hell in the game. In the final battle, Aang and his company face off against Ozai. Mark shines as Ozai as he taunts and belittles before being ultimately defeated.
6 Narrator – Let It Die
Let It Die is a free hack and slash game from Grasshopper Manufacture. In the game, a tectonic catastrophe divides Japan into sectors and a huge arrow shoots from the ground to the sky. The adventurers are responsible for climbing to the top.
In it, Mark Hamill has a small but essential role as the game’s narrator. He helps set the tone for dystopian adventure with his deep, gruff voice, and it’s easy to get hooked when Mark Hamill is the one telling the story.
5 Malefor – The Legend Of Spyro: Dawn Of The Dragon
Malefor is the main villain of The Legend of Spyro trilogy and brings destruction and ruin wherever he goes. It’s no wonder Mark, who voices villains most often, fits in perfectly when voicing Malefor.
Despite limited screen time, Mark uses every second of it to shine in the role. Malefor is cunning and manipulative, and even with choice voice filtering, his performance as Malefor is still a master class on how to turn a small role into something memorable as he instills doubt and fear. to Spyro before their final battle.
4 Trickster – LEGO DC Super-Villains
There isn’t much more that can make you feel like a kid than playing with LEGOs. Fortunately, there are a number of LEGO-based video games that strike with nostalgia, and LEGO DC Super-Villains strike with a double dose of nostalgia thanks to its cast of villains in LEGO form.
Mark Hamill voices Trickster, an in-game unlockable character. He’s gleefully sinister as he throws and juggles chickens on a course of destruction with Trickster’s maniacal laughter.
3 The Observer – Darksiders
The Observer is a ruthless character, deliciously evil and sadistic. He acts as the guide for War, the protagonist of Darksiders, in the game and they are chained together and Mark perfectly sums up the meanness that Watcher needs to remain a successful character.
The Observer is responsible for ensuring that the war continues with his journey. It’s quite a journey to hear the perfect blend of meanness and devious humor that Mark Hamill brings to The Watcher. It’s also one of his rare roles that allows him to present a more raucous, vulgar and rude character, and thanks to the nature of The Watcher’s role, there’s a lot of him to be seen throughout the game.
2 Master Eraqus – Kingdom Hearts Series
Despite a convoluted and sometimes difficult to follow storyline, Kingdom Hearts has a huge cast of beloved characters. Master Eraqus, who first appeared in Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, is a mighty warrior determined to keep the peace between all worlds.
Mark Hamill does a great job of balancing Master Eraqus’ determined spirit and leadership sensibility in his performance in both Birth By Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3. Even though Eraqus can be cold around his students at times, Mark does a great job of bringing warmth to the character.
1 The Joker – Batman Arkham Asylum
Most consider Heath Ledger or Joaquin Phoneix’s performances as Joker to be the best, but Mark Hamill’s take on the iconic comic book villain is truly a masterclass in voice acting and deserves to be. mentioned among their performances. The voice acting profession is notoriously difficult to perfect, but it does so with The Joker.
He brings the perfect amount of humor to a character who is fueled by his own madness and is responsible for a number of atrocities. It would be easy to get lost in all the nuances of Joker, but Mark Hamill is able to juggle his intelligence, homicidal tendencies, and sinister hilarity for one of the most memorable voiceover performances of all time.
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