Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales features several more obscure Marvel comics characters, such as Simon Krieger, whose voice actor may be familiar to video game enthusiasts.
Simon Krieger has appeared in Marvel comics, but he’s not exactly a big name supervillain. The Miles Morales game reworks the character into a more formidable foe as the younger Spider-Man tries to thwart his evil capitalist schemes.
Some fans of video games – particularly those who enjoy The Last of Us, and, to a lesser extent, its sequel – may find Simon Krieger’s voice distracting. After all, they’ve heard it a lot before.
Who is the voice actor for Simon Krieger in Spider-Man: Miles Morales?
In Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Simon Krieger is voiced by Troy Baker, a prolific actor who has appeared as the protagonist in many video games. His most famous role is as Joel in The Last of Us, but he also voices Booker DeWitt in BioShock: Infinite.
This isn’t Baker’s first role as a comic book character in a video game. He also played the the eponymous Arkham Knight in the Batman: Arkham game of the same name.
More recently, he played Bruce Banner in Square-Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers – although based on reports from the company, this role hasn’t been heard by nearly as many people as Square-Enix had anticipated.
Who is Simon Krieger in Marvel comics?
While Simon Krieger may play a pivotal role in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, in the comics, he is traditionally an Iron Man villain. Tony Stark being a billionaire business-owner, a lot of his rivals and adversaries are, similarly, wealthy capitalists.
In the comics, Simon Krieger is an oil magnate who wants to overthrow Stark Industries. He attempts to buy Iron Man, assuming (as was the cover story at the time) that the hero is Tony Stark’s bodyguard.
By taking such a nefarious businessman and insterting him into a Spider-Man story, Insomniac has played to another classic Marvel trope – original Spider-Man writer Stan Lee had a fondness for stories of earnest yet talented working-class heroes has to face off against ruthless rich men.
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