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 thrived as a voice actor for decades. Throughout his career, he has voiced over 100 different characters in television, film, and video games. He was even awarded a BAFTA and an Emmy for his talents.
Although he usually lends his voice to television and movie roles, 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 voice talent to many game characters in various genres. From superheroes to villains, Mark Hamill has 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 Mark’s role as the villainous Goro Majima. Despite Majima’s villainous demeanor, the role also brings a dark humor that matches his performance well.
In one scene, he is hit in 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 fun twist, Mark admitted in a tweet that he didn’t remember the role. Despite this, it remains a memorable performance in his long and varied career.
8 Emperor Alkari – Master of Orion
Master of Orion is a strategy game set in space with a variety of factions to choose from, and Mark Hamill voices Emperor Alkari, the bird-like leader of the Alkari. They are one of the main civilizations and factions you can choose from and are warriors trained in flight-based combat.
Mark Hamill returns to his good-natured roots by voicing the wise and thoughtful Emperor. While it’s a little different from the villainous characters he usually voices, he shows how to fully realize a smaller role.
seven Fire Lord Ozai – Avatar: The Last Airbender – In Hell
With several characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender reuniting in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, the series 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 the series’ Fire Lord Ozai.
Just like in the series, Fire Lord Ozai has a burning passion to make everyone’s life a living hell in the game. In the final battle, Aang and company face Ozai. Mark shines as Ozai as he taunts and belittles before ultimately being 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. Adventurers are tasked with 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 the 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 most often voices villains, fits perfectly into Malefor’s voice.
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 masterclass in how to turn a small role into something memorable as he sows doubt and fear in Spyro before their final battle.
4 Trickster – LEGO DC Super-Villains
There’s nothing more that can make you feel like a kid than playing with LEGOs. Luckily, there are a number of LEGO-based video games that hit with nostalgia, and LEGO DC Super-Villains hits with a double dose of nostalgia thanks to its cast of villains in LEGO form.
Mark Hamill voices Trickster, an unlockable character in the game. He’s gleefully sinister as he tosses and juggles chickens on a course of destruction with Trickster’s signature maniacal laugh.
3 The Watcher – Darksiders
The Watcher is a ruthless character who is delightfully wicked and sadistic. He acts as a guide for War, the Darksiders protagonist, in the game and they’re chained together and Mark perfectly encapsulates the villainy the Watcher needs to remain a successful character.
The Observer is responsible for ensuring that the war continues with his journey. It’s quite the ride to hear the perfect mix of wickedness and sly humor that Mark Hamill brings to The Watcher. It’s also one of his few roles that allows him to present a more raucous, vulgar, and crass persona, and thanks to the nature of The Watcher’s role, there’s plenty of him to see throughout the game.
2 Master Eraqus – Kingdom Hearts Series
Despite a convoluted and sometimes hard-to-follow story, 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 sensibilities in his performance on both Birth By Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3. Even though Eraqus can be cold with his students at times, Mark does a great job of bringing warmth to the character.
1 The Joker – Batman Arkham Asylum
Most consider the performances of Heath Ledger or Joaquin Phoneix as The Joker to be the best, but Mark Hamill’s take on the iconic comic book villain is truly a masterclass in voice acting and worth mentioning among their performances. . The voice acting craft is notoriously difficult to perfect, but it does with The Joker.
He brings the perfect dose of humor to a character who is fueled by his own madness and responsible for a number of atrocities. It would be easy to get lost in all the shades of Joker, but Mark Hamill is able to juggle his intelligence, murderous tendencies and sinister hilarity for one of the most memorable voice acting performances of all time.
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