The ultimate Tom Kenny position on this listing is one in every of his most weird thus far … which is saying one thing, after we take into account the bizarre roles he has taken on over time.
The sequence in query is Cartoon Community’s “Journey Time.” Kenny performed a couple of elements on this now-beloved sequence, however the important thing character that he brings to life is Ice King. Initially the present’s main antagonist, Ice King is an insane outdated wizard with the ability of cryokinesis, and little reminiscence of his previous. One factor that units Ice King other than what a viewer may count on initially, although, is the sheer quantity of depth and emotional nuance that goes with the character. Although initially portrayed as a bumbling arch-villain, “Journey Time” slowly however certainly peels away the layers of his character, to disclose his tragic backstory as man named Simon Petrikov: it seems that Simon initially used the ice powers given to him by his magical crown to guard a younger Marceline, however these powers got here at the price of his sanity.
This in-depth evolution of the character has acquired widespread reward, with many noting the similarities between Ice King’s depiction and the real-life affliction of Alzheimer’s. It is no surprise that Ice King proved to be many individuals’s favourite “Journey Time” character.