Voltaire is originally Judge Doom's pet vulture. The reason why he was cut out in the final film release is the interest of finishing the film on schedule. Despite his deletion, Voltaire still appears in the original Judge Doom action figure. He also appears in the NES game.
- Voltaire is named after one of the French Enlightenment philosophers and a founding father of the ideas behind the French Revolution.
- His design was based on one of the vultures from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.