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Creator / Michael Ironside

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Chris: As always, Michael Ironside does not give a f**k.
Matt: I think that’s on his SAG card.
— Chris Sims and Matt Wilson on X-Men: First Class

Michael Ironside (born Frederick Reginald Ironside, February 12, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor and voice actor, hailing from Toronto. He is many things, tropers, but here... he is God.

Ironside is best known for playing military types, villains and anti-heroes due to his deep voice and his eyebrows setting off the Obviously Evil meter, a type he established in his breakthrough performance as the villainous telepath Darryl Revok in David Cronenberg's 1981 film Scanners; it was his character's Psychic Powers that resulted in the film's most famous moment. He also plays military officers in at least half of his roles.

His characters seem to have a strange recurring tendency to lose or damage their limbs, as evidenced here.

Ironside is a self-admitted lover of Science Fiction, Dune in particular.


Tropes in his roles include:

  • The Dragon: He is usually this rather than the Big Bad when he is a villain (which would be 90 percent of his roles.)
  • Fingore: A quite a number of his roles have his character lose or damage their limbs, usually an arm, hand, or fingers. Including his role in The Machinist, Ultra Magnus, and so forth.
  • Meaningful Name: One of his most iconic roles is Darkseid, the god of Apokolips. His name is Michael, which means "Like Unto God."


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