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Why Skeletor From Masters Of The Universe: Revelation Sounds So Familiar

Kevin Smith's "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" Netflix series is a wild adventure for fans of the original Filmation television show of the 1980s. The first part of "Revelation," which arrived in July, sees Teela (Sarah Michelle Gellar) go on a quest to find the Sword of Power after the weapon is split in two during one of He-Man's (Chris Wood) devastating battles. Part 1 of "Revelation" divided fans, as some complained that Smith's approach with putting Teela in the spotlight was pandering to specific audiences, while others felt the show widens the "Master of the Universe" world in a fascinating new way.

"Revelation" got a 94% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which might give newcomers a better indication of what to expect from the new adventure. The second part, which is set for release on November 23, picks up after a devastating cliffhanger involving Skeletor and the Sword of Power — and it looks like the heroes of Eternia have a huge fight on their hands. Luckily, those heroes are brought to life by an incredible cast of actors, but Skeletor sounds so delightfully villainous you're probably wondering who voices the iconic skull-faced baddie. Well, he's played by one of the most famous actors in pop culture of all time: Mark Hamill. So, let's take a look at where else you've seen (and heard) the star before.

Mark Hamill saves the galaxy in Star Wars

Let's address the Skywalker in the room first. Mark Hamill is best known for playing the legendary hero Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. It wasn't his first acting role, as he'd also appeared on a number of TV shows before George Lucas cast him as the young Jedi in 1977 (via IMDb). He joined the galaxy far, far away at just 25 years old, and you can now see some of his original audition on YouTube. The young star held his own against the likes of Alec Guinness, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, later becoming an icon in his own right.

He later returned to the role for the sequel trilogy as an aging Luke who exiles himself to the planet of Ach-To after the destruction of his new Jedi Temple at the hands of a young Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). He's bitter and devoid of hope before meeting Rey (Daisy Ridley), who pulls him back into the eternal battle between good and evil. Luke sacrifices himself in the finale of "The Last Jedi" by distracting Kylo long enough for the Rebels to escape, revealing that his former student is fighting a Force Projection the entire time.

Many "Star Wars" fans weren't impressed by Rian Johnson's choice to kill Luke off in "The Last Jedi," although he makes a brief return in "The Rise of Skywalker," naturally. He even briefly reprises his role as a young, de-aged version of Luke in "The Mandalorian" Season 2 finale, saving Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and his gang from Moff Gideon's (Giancarlo Esposito) Dark Troopers.

Mark Hamill voices the Joker on this '90s Batman series

"Batman: The Animated Series" is widely regarded as one of the best versions of Gotham City's Caped Crusader, and it holds a 95% critic rating next to a 97% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Kevin Conroy's voice is the definitive Batman voice for many fans, and the unique animation style gives it a flair like no other series. But of course, you can't have a Batman without a Joker — and Mark Hamill's Clown Prince of Crime is a deviously entertaining villain.

The star voiced the character throughout "Batman: The Animated Series," returning to the role throughout "The New Batman Adventures," as well as appearing in the critically acclaimed animated movies, including "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" and "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker." He would later voice the villain in numerous video games, including the "Arkham Asylum" series and "DC Universe Online," per his IMDb profile.

There's something about Hamill's gleeful cackle that is very chilling in a wholly entertaining way, and it makes his version of the Joker stand toe-to-toe with the versions played by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and Joaquin Phoenix. However, because of Hamill's fondness for comic book roles, he's played numerous heroes and villains in a lengthy list of animated shows like "Spider-Man," "Justice League Action," and "Invincible" — to name just a few.

Mark Hamill also voices an iconic horror villain in Child's Play

In 2019, a "Child's Play" reboot delivered a brand new take on the legendary killer doll Chucky. In the earlier installments of the "Child's Play" horror film franchise, the maniacal toy is voiced by Brad Dourif, as Chucky is brought to life when a serial killer transfers his soul into the doll to stay alive. The reboot takes away the supernatural side of the franchise. Instead, Chucky is a Buddi doll who becomes self-aware when one of the workers in the toy company's factory overrides its safety systems. Yes, Chucky is a villainous A.I. toy.

The reboot didn't wow audiences, and it has a 64% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes — but thankfully, many were impressed with Mark Hamill's take on the classic horror character. The Independent's review praised the star, saying, "he certainly delivers here, having a ball with the character's corrupted innocence." Also adding, "It's the perfect blend of funny and creepy." Maybe one day we'll get the Chucky Extended Universe, with Hamill and Dourif's respective dolls battling it out for dominance.

Mark Hamill plays a vampire in What We Do In The Shadows

Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement's supernatural mockumentary "What We Do In The Shadows" was incredibly popular when it first debuted back in 2014, so much so that Clement created a spinoff series of the same name for FX. It follows four vampires living together on Staten Island as they try to maintain a low profile while satisfying their need for blood. The comedy series often toys with vampires in pop culture, including a brilliant episode in Season 1 with cameos from a number of high-profile stars.

There are more cameos in Season 2. Mark Hamill plays Jim the vampire in Episode 6, "On The Run" (via IMDb). The wizened vamp comes to Staten Island to get revenge on Laszlo (Matt Berry), who still owes him rent dating back to the 1800s. Even when Laszlo goes into hiding, Jim continues causing trouble for the gang. It's incredibly fun to see Hamill physically play a comedic role like this when audiences are used to hearing his voice or seeing him wielding a lightsaber.