Christopher Sabat

Christopher Sabat

Date Of Birth: Apr 22, 1973
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., United States

Popularity: 18th All Time, 12th This Week

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Trivia & Fun Facts:

Favorite Color: Kermit Green
Favorite Junk Food: Anything Thai

Frequently cast as a tough or gruff-voiced character

Out of all the characters he voiced in the Dragon Ball franchise, he liked doing the voice of Vegeta the most.   

Favorite Ginyu Force member: Recoome

He was a voice announcer for Superbowl XXXVIII promos.

First big role in voice acting was Yamcha in Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle

One of FUNimation's original voice actors

He was very disappointed after seeing Dragon Ball: Evolution

Narrator of many anime trailers for Funimation Entertainment.

Studied Opera/Voice at the University of North Texas.

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"Other than Vegeta, who is my favorite character despite the fact that I voice him, I have to admit I really like Trunks. He is just Think about it-Trunks-the lone survivor of the apocalypse, son of the most angry and the most headstrong characters. Frieza- BAM! King Cold-BAM!! Cell-BAM!! Androids-BAM!! He comes on strong and leaves even stronger. You've gotta love him. Eric Johnson, the voice of Trunks, is an astounding actor."

Other Professions:

- Founder, Owner and Director of Okratron5000

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THE VOICES OF Christopher Sabat

Credits On BTVA: 558 Roles from 243 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 2:50 PM on Tue May 24 2016
Congrats on winning both Staff and People's choice this year Mr. Sabat. ^-^

And yeah I do agree he evolved as a voice actor over the years. I recalled not being too fond of his earlier DBZ work years ago, but started to warm up to him when I heard in other roles such as Tatsumi Saiga from Speed Grapher, Roy Revant from Solty Rei, Giroro from Sg.t Frog etc.

Now he's one of my top favorites. ^-^
said at 7:26 AM on Fri May 6 2016
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Easily one of FUNimation's best voice actors. It's safe to say that Sabat's overall acting has definitely improved throughout the years and the amount of roles he's racked up over time is nothing short of awesome. His performances in the Dragon Ball series, Colonel Armstrong, Garterbelt, Zoro, Ninja Slayer himself, Ddraig, Kuwabara, Kikuchiyo, Garland, Kitz, Giroro, and Robert Capa are just great to listen to.

Even if he is a predictable casting choice for All Might in My Hero Academia, I do think Chris gets the hammy aspect of the character down pat and it's generally enjoyable so far.
said at 9:39 PM on Fri Apr 22 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday, Christopher Sabat, the Jamieson Price of Dallas.

I grew up hearing his voice from watching his Vegeta and Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z. I mean, come on, he among Funimation's earliest talent.

Noteworthy performances aside from the DBZ characters include Alex Louis Armstrong, Touya Kamijou, Ddraig / Boosted Gear, Garberbelt, Kazuma Kuwabara, Batou, Eibon, Roronoa Zoro, Daisuke Jigen, Goto Sasabe, Roy Revant, Maestro, and Ayame Sohma.

On top of having a large voice portfolio, he also has his own studio Okratron 5000, which currently is the recording studio for DBZ properties. Not only that, but it has helped further open up the Dallas voice pool to video games.
said at 12:56 PM on Fri May 6 2016
@Domayv I also forgot to mention that Chris would make an awesome Megatronif a Transformers series gets recorded in Texas, particularly his younger version
said at 7:24 PM on Fri Apr 22 2016
Happy birthday to the famous Christopher Sabat!
said at 6:50 PM on Fri Apr 22 2016
Happy birthday Vegeta, Piccolo. Alex Louis Armstrong, & MANY other DBZ characters!!!!!
said at 8:28 AM on Fri Apr 22 2016
My Other Top 10-20 Fave Voices of Christopher R. Sabat

1) Yamcha (Dragon Ball series)
2) Recoome (Dragon Ball Z)
3) Devil/Demon King (Negima!)
4) Zagine Axeloake (Black Cat)
5) Son Hak (Yona of the Dawn)
6) Goro Sasabe (Free!)
7) Mondo Ohwada (Danganronpa - The Animation)
8) Eibon (Soul Eater)
9) Gerd Fretzen (Blassreiter)
10) Kakugyouki (Tokyo Ravens)
11) Rom (Show By Rock!!)
12) Kawagoe (Date A Live)
13) Touya Kamijou (A Certain Magical Index)
14) Masa (My Bride is A Mermaid)
15) Yugo "Braun" Tennoji (Steins;Gate)
16) Rome (Hetalia)
17) Kumada (Ookami-San & Her 7 Companions)
18) Gio (Dragonaut - The Resonance)
19) Rahel Miller (The Legend of Legendary Heroes)
20) Roy Revant (Solty Rei)

Like Jamie Marchi, He Had over many voices I couldn't make my Mind up over! He's Awesome.
said at 12:24 PM on Fri May 13 2016
@Travaughn13 How did Kuwabara not make it in there :(
said at 2:55 PM on Tue May 24 2016
@AkiraNamejin Too rapsy for Travaugn13's tastes maybe? Don't think most people like hearing raspy voices in their anime. A lot of anime fans weren't too fond of Maile Flanigan's Naruto and most of Greg Ayres' roles for that alone. :(
said at 8:09 AM on Fri Apr 22 2016
My Top 10 Favorite Voice of Christopher R. Sabat (Updated #1)

1) Vegeta (Dragon Ball series)
2) Kyoma Mabuchi (Dimension W)
3) Giroro (Sgt. Frog)
4) Piccolo (Dragon Ball series)
5) Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
6) Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
7) Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
8) Ritsu Kasanoda (Ouran High School Host Club)
9) Narrator (Negima!?)
10) Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket)
said at 8:03 AM on Fri Apr 22 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Christopher R. Sabat!! Twice in a Year! Like Always you are a FUNimation Legend!
said at 3:44 AM on Fri Apr 22 2016
Happy Birthday Chris Sabat!

I love your work in DBZ Kai and as Rundas in Metroid Prime 3.
said at 8:32 AM on Fri Apr 22 2016
@HylianBelmont Oh yeah! Can't forget about his great performance as Garland!
said at 3:20 AM on Fri Apr 22 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday, Christopher.
said at 12:18 AM on Sun Dec 27 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
This man's improved his voice acting tremendously over the years, I feel it's hard to believe he's the same guy who voiced Vegeta and Piccolo in 1999 compared to now.
said at 3:42 AM on Fri Apr 22 2016
@Dr.Who 100% agreed!
said at 1:55 AM on Thu Nov 26 2015
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Am I the only one who notice how hoarse his older roles sound? He certainly sounds a lot smoother over time
said at 4:07 AM on Thu Dec 3 2015
@HienFan Yeah, I wasn't very fond of the way he played Vegeta and Piccolo in the past because of how raspy they both were, to me it made them sound like wannabe tough guys as opposed to the proud warriors that they both naturally are.

With all that said the way he plays Vegeta and Piccolo now is perfect IMO and I couldn't imagine them sounding any other way.
said at 8:19 PM on Thu Dec 10 2015
@HylianBelmont Didn't he have smoker lungs at that time? I'm sure he had a very pronounce smoker lungs that caused his older roles to sound that rough
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:50 PM on Thu Dec 10 2015
@HienFan He did smoke for quite a while. I believe he quit in 2007, I think. You could really start to hear his Piccolo change around that time.
said at 4:54 AM on Sun Dec 27 2015
@HienFan Also, the screaming has had an effect. His early takes are noticeably higher as well as hoarser. In fact, it seems he likes to say that he used to sound like Vic Mignogna. Even allowing for exaggeration, that's quite a change.
said at 6:16 PM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Damn, Chris has a ludicrous amount of roles.
said at 12:40 PM on Sun Oct 4 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
One of Funimatiln's earliest voice actors. It's pretty amazing how much he's evolved since the early days of Funimation's in-house DBZ dub. His voice for Vegeta back then, and his current voice for Vegeta sound completely different from one another.
said at 10:00 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015

I caught that to. Yeah lol he seems more professional now, but to be honest, I sort of liked his voice deeper with Vegeta and Piccolo. But that's probably just the nostalgia.
said at 9:56 PM on Sun Feb 21 2016

Both Vegeta & Piccolo have deepened considerably.
said at 8:02 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
 1 Shout Out!
I gotta admit, his Kikuchiyo ain't too bad!
said at 7:54 PM on Mon Jul 20 2015
Hey, Christopher Sabat, I just wanted to let you know that you're really an awesome voice actor xD Your roles as the characters of Dragon Ball are absolutely perfect, I'm looking forward to watching Resurrection F in Theaters soon *_* We all love you man, keep up the excellent work xD
said at 2:50 PM on Tue Jun 30 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
He was on Pokemon?!

Now that is surprising.
said at 4:41 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:53 PM on Fri May 29 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Just heard he's gonna be Solid Snake in Deathbattle, can not wait for that
said at 12:45 AM on Mon May 4 2015
Rock and roll! Love you as Vegeta, Piccolo and Yamcha man! You're an inspiration and an icon to me!
Polyester Funk
said at 11:11 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy birthday, Christopher Sabat.
said at 5:32 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy Birthday, Chris Sabat!!!

You are definitely an inspiration to many deep-voiced guys in the voice acting world.
said at 5:01 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Christopher R. Sabat

1) Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
2) Vegeta (Dragon Ball series)
3) Giroro (Sgt. Frog)
4) Piccolo (Dragon Ball series)
5) Narrator (Negima!?)
6) Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
7) Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
8) Ritsu Kasanoda (Ouran High School Host Club)
9) Roy Recant (Solty Rei)
10) Recoome (Dragon Ball Z)
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy Birthday Chris Sabat!! Amazing work as Zoro,Vegeta & Piccolo. ☺
said at 2:38 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Jared Delgado
said at 1:54 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Happy Birthday, Sabat! Awesome job as Vegeta, Piccolo and everyone else!
said at 1:35 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Christopher Sabat!

Perhaps the most well known and iconic voice actor in the entire FUNimation talent pool and it's hard not to see why? He was one of the first VA's they had employed back in the 90's and hasn't stopped since.

Chris's work on the Dragon Ball franchise alone is worth favouriting...come on he's Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Shenron, Porunga, Kami, Recoome....and sometimes Burter and Jeice. I know that's probably a bit too much but for the most part he makes it work...with that said Vegeta and Piccolo are easily his two best roles in the franchise.

Luckily that's not all he's done, he's also Alexander Louis Armstrong, Elfman Strauss, Ddraig/Boosted Gear, Eibon, Mr. Braun, Marlheit, Maestro and Zero/Judas. Essentially he's Rated M for Manly.

I also really enjoy his voice direction and I think its extremely fitting he does the Dragonball franchise, they could not have picked anyone else better to do it. His direction since DBZ Kai and on have been spot on and just incredible. Battle of Gods might have been his best work yet and I can't wait to see how he'll do Resurrection 'F' doubt he'll nail it.
said at 3:08 PM on Fri Apr 22 2016
Since last year I managed to finally watch Yu Yu Hakusho and Oh man is his Kazuma Kuwabara awesome. Easily the funniest and most likeable character in the whole series.

He was also pretty good at voicing Raizen and Gama, the latter of which is a good example of his range.

I also liked his work as Ritsu Kasanoda, Toya Kamijo and Gregor Maximus.

Happy Birthday Christopher Sabat!
said at 12:14 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
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Happy Birthday Funimation voices of Vegeta, Piccolo. Yamacha, Zoro, Kazuma Kuwabara, Shenron, and Alex Armstrong. Also Mr. Munch from Chuck E Cheese's.
said at 10:03 AM on Wed Apr 22 2015
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Happy of Birthday Christopher Sabat! Without a doubt, one of FUNimation's best voice actors & ADR Directors.

Marvelous job as Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Zoro, Kuwabara, Elfman, Alex Armstrong, Shio Sakaki, Masa, Kikuchiyo, Giroro, Ritsu Kasanoda & the Narrator of Negima.
said at 1:26 AM on Wed Mar 25 2015
said at 12:44 AM on Wed Sep 3 2014
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Is this guy JUST an anime voice actor? Because he is pretty awesome and it might not be a good idea to restrict him to just anime.
said at 12:52 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 The issue is that most cartoons and video games are recorded in California, and he lives in Texas. I agree that he's awesome and would probably do excellently in cartoons and video games, but not only does he get a fair amount of work with Funimation, he also owns and operates his own sound production company here in Texas, Okratron5000. So the chances of him up and leaving Texas to go to L.A. are pretty slim when he has plenty of work both from sound production and anime voice acting at Funimation.

I'd love to see him do other stuff, but I'm pretty sure he's said before that he's comfortable where he is.
said at 3:24 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Ok then, though the Ocean Group Voice Actors have a pretty good range. Just an example.
said at 7:27 PM on Wed Apr 30 2014
Happy Late B-Day Chris Sabat.
said at 5:00 AM on Wed Apr 23 2014
Happy Birthday to you Christopher Sabat!
said at 5:02 AM on Wed Apr 23 2014
@Zillah *Happy LATE Birthday*
Blurgh I forgot for a moment what day it was.
said at 9:58 PM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy birthday, Christopher Sabat! He is pretty much my favorite VA at Funimation. Anyone who can play dark and bitter characters like Vegeta and then turn right around and voice goofier, lovable characters like Sakaki, Kuwabara and Yamcha while still having plenty of range to spare definitely has my respect.
said at 11:03 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy birthday, Mr. Sabat.
said at 10:37 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy Birthday Chris Sabat. Your voice knows no bounds. Unless you were voicing a teenage girl.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:56 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy birthday, Christopher Sabat!
said at 12:15 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Happy Birthday to Chris Sabat. Making Screaming and Yelling seem like it's a cake walk. Happy Birthday!
said at 11:44 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
Holy Crap, 500 ROLES. Has he got an award yet? HE NEEDS AN AWARD.
said at 5:59 PM on Thu Mar 13 2014
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He used to be in everything, but while he still gets work, he's kinda scaled back some. I'd love to hear him voice another main character (he actually would've made a decent Space Dandy).
Dark Kuja
said at 2:21 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
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Also, this man should voice Kazuya Mishima.
Dark Kuja
said at 1:41 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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Is it wrong that I can see him voicing Batman?
said at 8:24 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@Dark Kuja He would probably make an awesome Batman!
Dark Kuja
said at 8:49 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013

If his Piccolo voice is anything to go by, hells yeah.
said at 9:22 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Dark Kuja

Because of the deep, almost intimidating sound of his voice I have to say he would make an incredible Batman.
said at 3:41 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
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He has a very versatile range, and he is a great voice actor all around. I feel he really shines as Yamcha, Vegeta, Kami, and Kazuma Kuwabara myself.
said at 9:03 PM on Sun Jun 30 2013
IT'S OVER 9000!!
Dragon Warrior
said at 2:58 PM on Wed May 22 2013
Guys can anyone tell me how to add the sound clip of the character PLEASE
said at 12:10 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@Dragon Warrior Try contacting an administrator on the forum and asking them about whatever you want to do.
said at 2:41 PM on Sun May 19 2013
Christopher Sabat is my #1 Voice Actor, he's voices many characters in the Dragon Ball Franchise and is almost voice in every funimation Dub here is my favorite roles of his so far

Vegeta (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
Piccolo (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Kurogane (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)
Shio Sakaki (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)
Yamcha (Dragon Ball Franchise)
Elfman (Fairy Tail)
said at 11:27 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@Andy15Tran His Garterbelt ain't bad either.

That came out wrong.
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy birthday, Chris! One of the coolest voices/voice actors ever!
said at 3:17 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy birthday Vegeta!
said at 2:48 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy Earth(birthday)day to you! Happy Earth Day to you! Happy birthday Chris Sabat! Happy Earth Day (birthday) to you!
said at 2:07 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Happy Birthday Chris! Awesome work with Vegeta, Zoro, Kuwabara, Kurogane & General Cross.
said at 4:40 PM on Sat Mar 30 2013
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My favorite non-DBZ role of his will always be Giroro in Sgt. Frog. Seriously, Sabat's voice is PERFECT for a drill sergeant character like that!

His range really was explored in DBZ. For years, I had no idea so many characters were voiced by the same person...
said at 4:13 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
i completely love his work in DBZ!! but i also really like Kasanoda and and Ayami andhis work on Fairy Tail! awesome guys!! and i get to meet him this weekend XD
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:45 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
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As many people here already posted, his voice for Vegeta and Piccolo amazing!

Kazuma Kuwabara and Yonro are hilarious.

Roronoa Zoro is great!

Shio Sakaki is my favorite non-Dragon Ball role of his. Perfect casting!
said at 8:51 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
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There are very few voice actors I follow and know by name. A lot of them are part of the Dragon Ball Z cast. Chris Sabat is one of my favorites, it would be nice to meet him one day. I hope work in the future is well for him and many others.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:58 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
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Happy birthday, Chris! Have to give him credit for his work on DBZ. Also a fan of his Giroro, Zoro, and Garland.
said at 7:21 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday! Thank you for the years of DragonballZ memories and a kickass childhood!
said at 1:04 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
Happy Birthday!
Madness Abe
said at 12:38 AM on Sun Apr 22 2012
I bid a Happy Birthday to the Prince of all Saiyans!
said at 2:01 AM on Thu Apr 5 2012
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REPLY TO --> anonymous (Guest) said at 2:03 PM on Mon Jan 3 2011

You sound like you have some personal problem with Mr. Sabat. Because you don't have very good facts.

1. Todd Haberkorn was the director for D. Grayman. Todd has said that FUNimation said he shouldn't do accents.

2. This makes no sense. It seems like he uses FUNimation's best actors. He probably is friends with them, but he probably knows more voice actors than anyone else, so all the actors are his friends. H

3. He's said at conventions that the only people he recasts are people who are not available or don't want to do the role any more. And really the only recasting it seems like he did was on Dragonaball Z Kai, and some of those original actors aren't even acting any more.

4. In interviews and at conventions, Chris is a funny, modest person who never really brags about anything, unless he's joking. The only time it looks like he hypes something is when FUNimation is hyping it, which means he has to do it.

Your entire comment sounds suspicious to me, especially because you are "anonymous". Are you a bad actor or something that Chris doesn't like or something? Probly.

Anyway, the one thing you were right about was how good he was on Vegeta, Zoro and Armstrong.
Belial Edge
said at 2:24 AM on Sat Nov 5 2011
For some reason, I think Sabat would make for a GREAT Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters.
said at 1:44 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
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Its cool that Drummond liked Sabat's portrayal of Vegeta, does anyone know what Sabat thinks about Drummond's portrayal of Vegeta?
said at 12:59 AM on Tue Jul 5 2011
When Piccolo says THIS STRENGTH THIS UNIMAGINABLE STRENGTH in his Kai clip am I the only one hearing Vegeta?
said at 4:16 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011
How long is vegeta's Kai voice sample?
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:30 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011

I believe it's around 1 min.
said at 11:26 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@Jackson_H Not surprising coming from a character who's all talk.
Sarge Ray
said at 1:39 PM on Wed Jan 26 2011
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Man, how much Dragonball Z work can a guy do?
said at 9:15 PM on Wed Jan 20 2010
Sabat played Nappa for the original release of Bardock-The Father of Goku and some flashbacks in the show. But Phil Parsons redubbed Nappa's lines in Bardock for the remastered DVD release.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Christopher Sabat role? *
36.6% (102 votes)
Alex Louis Armstrong
14.3% (40 votes)
Roronoa Zoro / Zolo
11.8% (33 votes)
6.1% (17 votes)
Elfman Strauss
4.7% (13 votes)
Kazuma Kuwabara
3.9% (11 votes)
Ddraig / Boosted Gear
2.9% (8 votes)
Roronoa Zoro
2.2% (6 votes)
1.4% (4 votes)
1.4% (4 votes)
1.1% (3 votes)
Ayame Sohma
1.1% (3 votes)
Ritsu Kasanoda
1.1% (3 votes)
Yamori / Jason
1.1% (3 votes)
0.7% (2 votes)
0.7% (2 votes)
0.7% (2 votes)
Roy Revant
0.7% (2 votes)
Kyoma Mabuchi
0.7% (2 votes)
Zagine Axeloake
0.4% (1 vote)
Goro Sasabe
0.4% (1 vote)
Kasumi Gyobu
0.4% (1 vote)
Mondo Ohwada
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Sakuya Togane
0.4% (1 vote)
King Piccolo
0.4% (1 vote)
Mr. Popo
0.4% (1 vote)
Tatsumi Saiga
0.4% (1 vote)
Shinogi Kosho
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Shio Sakaki
0.4% (1 vote)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Kitz Woerman
0.4% (1 vote)
Son Hak
0.4% (1 vote)
279 Total Votes
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