Richard Epcar

Richard Epcar

Date Of Birth: Apr 29, 1955
Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA

Popularity: 117th All Time, 83rd This Week

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Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Fave Anime: Transformers R.I.D, Samurai X, Digimon, Eagle-Riders, Teknoman 
  • Auditioned for the role of Optimus Prime in Transformers R.I.D 
  • Dream Works sent him to Norway to dub The Road to El Dorado and Chicken Run in Polish. 
  • Has been a Transformers fan since back in the 1980s. 
  • His debut voice role was in Robotech. He recalls that Harmony Gold made the VAs stay up all night recording. He is amazed that Robotech is still a very well known anime series. 
  • Skills & Abilities: Comedy, Dialects & Accents, Drums, Horses, Impersonations, Most Sports, Singing, Some Martial Arts And Stage Combat
  • Husband of Ellyn Stern

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(On how he got into voice acting.) "My wife, Ellyn Stern, who was my girlfriend at the time, was asked to audition to do a voice in a movie that they were dubbing into English. She asked the producer if I could tag along. When I got there, the director asked me if I had done this type of work before, which is very specialized, and being a struggling actor at the time, I said "yes". Well it all worked out because I got the lead role and my foot in the door. Thank you Honey.

(On how he got involved with Transformers R.I.D) "Well it's funny, I remember Transformers when I was growing up. This is the forth U.S. incarnation of the series. I have done a lot of work for Saban/Fox as I mentioned, who is doing this version. I really have Tom Wyner to thank though, because he was asked by the producer who he thought should write the show and Tom recommended me. Thank you Tom."

(On Armorhide of Transformers R.I.D) "He's a dedicated soldier who really enjoys what he's doing. He just happens to be on the wrong team. If he was on the other side he would fight just as hard. I don't think he thinks about being on the right side or the wrong side, he follows his commands and does his best, and he really likes to blow stuff up."

(On writing & Acting) "I think that the fact that I'm an actor is extremely helpful to my writing. The fact that I'm on the other side of the mike, makes me able to understand a lot more about what goes on, how things are done, characterization, dialogue, performance and so on, than the normal writer, who hasn't experienced these things. The fact that I'm an actor-writer-director helps, because it affects and impacts a project on many levels, making it more dimensional and layered. I also feel that as a writer and director, I can relate better to the actor, being one myself."

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THE VOICES OF Richard Epcar

Credits On BTVA: 240 Roles from 178 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
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said at 9:26 PM on Wed Mar 14 2018
Best joker
said at 6:50 AM on Sat Sep 30 2017
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Richard is one talented voice actor he great as Etemon, Commisoner Gordon, Ansem, Akuma, Batou, Zangetsu, Hanzo, Myotismon, Ben Dixon, Gladiator, Daisuke Jigen, Black Ghost, Saikhan, Joker, Sloan, Thor, Grier, Hellbram, Joseph Joestar, Raiden, and Bobobo-bo-Bo-boobo
said at 11:43 AM on Thu Sep 14 2017
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I've been fairly unfamiliar with Epcar's work - I've barely heard 10 of his roles.

But I have to admit, I can't imagine anyone else playing Ace in 999 (Zero Escape). ...Mm, well, maybe Michael McConnohie, but that's it. Epcar was just so good in that role, it's partly thanks to his acting that Ace is one of my two favorite characters (despite the later revelations).
said at 12:33 AM on Mon Jul 24 2017
Why are the mouth flaps so off?
said at 1:11 AM on Mon Jul 24 2017
@DeathGod46 You're gonna need to be more specific on what you're asking
said at 10:40 AM on Sat Jun 3 2017
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Not only one of the most talented video game and anime voice actors and directors, he seems like such a great person!! Really enjoyed his take on the Joker. I hope he gets to voice some iconic character in prelay animation as well, he definitely deserves it!
said at 7:54 PM on Sat Apr 29 2017
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Happy Birthday Raiden, Joker, Skywarp, Batou, and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo!!!
said at 6:25 PM on Sat Apr 29 2017
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Happy Birthday, Richard Epcar!

Fantastic voice over work as Batou, Seijuro Hiko, Raiden, Myotismon, and hilarious as well as entertaining performance as Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.

With the proper direction, Mr. Epcar imbues a great deal of presence into his more serious performances, as well as great laughter in his more silly roles.
said at 11:41 AM on Sat Apr 29 2017
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Happy birthday Richard Epcar!!!

I absolutely enjoyed him as Armorhide, the Joker and Commissioner Gordon, and he was absolutely enjoyable and hilarious as BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo.

His Bo-BoBo in particular would work well as the Battlechargers from Transformers.
said at 11:19 AM on Sat Apr 29 2017
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Happy Birthday Richard Epcar!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Batou (Ghost In The Shell)
2.) Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo)
3.) Inspector Lunge (Monster)
4.) Joseph Joestar (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
5.) Etemon (Digimon Adventure)
6.) Myotismon (Digmon Adventure)
7.) Sloan (Durarara!!)
8.) Izamura (Patema Inverted)
9.) Joker (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
10.) Commissioner James Gordon (Batman Unlimited)

I find his voice for Giovanni in Pokemon Generation adequate not as good as Jamieson Price or Ted Lewis but it fits for the version he plays, he was also alright as Matt.

I rather liked his performance as Helbram in the Seven Deadly Sins and it's pretty awesome he finally returned as Jigen in the new Lupin the 3rd anime after voicing Zenigata the past couple of years.

His turn as Akuma in Street Fighter V, is definitely a step up from Dave Mallow's rendition, a bit more refining and it'd be pretty great I'd say.
said at 1:57 AM on Sat Apr 29 2017
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I can find it in me to say six powerful words: Super Fist of the Nose Hair. Happy Birthday, Richard Epcar!
said at 2:49 PM on Sat Sep 17 2016
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I liked what I heard of his Giovanni. Hopefully he gets more to work with in the future.
said at 8:13 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016
I'm pretty sure i recognized his voice in the debut of Pokemon Generations earlier today. Can anybody get confirmation on that?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:06 PM on Fri Sep 16 2016
said at 12:03 PM on Sat Sep 17 2016
@Morgil His role as Giovanni can now be added under Shorts.
said at 9:22 PM on Sun Aug 28 2016
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Is it just me, or does his voice Tuwarmon and Jormungandr sound like Jeff Bennett and Kevin Michael Richardson.
Jared Delgado
said at 3:54 PM on Sat Nov 5 2016
@Troodon2 I don't know, his take on both characters reminds me of Brian Drummond.
said at 11:39 PM on Sun Dec 25 2016
@Troodon2 I hear KMR in Jormugandr, his voice isnt nearly as deep, but the delivery is similar & his voice is close-ish.
said at 10:33 PM on Mon Dec 26 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I was thinking, Tuwarmon sounded like KMR as Tech E. Coyote in Loonatics, while his Jormungandr sounded like Jeff Bennet as the Summerween Trickster.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:19 PM on Sat Jun 25 2016
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Looks like we're loading up on classic Epcar clips. What's the occasion?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:50 PM on Sat Jun 25 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Was in a Power Rangers mood, wanted to have more samples of Richard's work... :)
said at 11:18 PM on Sat Jun 4 2016
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HE JUST WISHED ME HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON FACEBOOK!!!!!!!!!! If that does't help with your self esteem I don't know else would.
said at 2:50 AM on Wed May 4 2016
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Happy late birthday, one of my favorite voice actors in dub & otherwise. Such a gruff, heroic voice.

The first thing I can recall is probably Myotismon & Etemon, but of course, Batou, Zangetsu, Joseph, Zenigata, Jigen, Saikhan, Manda, all the Transformers, Joker, Commissioner Gordon, Raiden, Bobbobobobo....& Sloan...are all fantastic uses of his voice.

I think he'd do a wonderful job as Batman as well, if he were to receive the opportunity.
said at 10:50 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
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Happy birthday Joker & Raiden!!!!!!!!!
said at 9:28 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
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Happy Birthday Richard Epcar!! Easily one of my favorite anime voice actors I enjoy listening during my youth. I still remember him the most as Ansem in the later Kingdom Hearts games and his various roles in Digimon such as Myotismon and Etemon.

Can't wait for his performance as Lory Takarada once Skip Beat! gets dubbed.
said at 7:41 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
Happy SUPER 61st Birthday Richard Epcar.
said at 7:18 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
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Happy Birthday Richard Ecpar!
said at 2:06 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
Happy birthday, Richard.
said at 11:55 AM on Fri Apr 29 2016
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Happy birthday Richard Ecpar

One of the most seasoned VAs, dating back to the Robotech days, Richard has built himself a pretty extensive portfolio and is growing, especially recently.

Notworthy performances include Batou, Raiden, Joseph Joestar (older), The Joker, Commissioner Gordon, Daisuke Jigen, Manda, Hanzo, Skywarp, Xin Zhao, Dong Zhou, Daguza Mackle, Inspector Koichi Zenigata, Ziggy, Demitri Maximoff, Sloan, Bobobo-bo Bobo-bo, Zangetsu, Seijuro Hiko, Armorhide, Myotismon, and Poseidon.

I cant wait to see him utilize Joseph Joestar to his fullest once Stardust Crusaders gets dubbed.

For a fun fact, Richard was actually going to voice Optimus Prime in RID 2001 but Neil Kaplan beat him to it.

Also for another fun fact, if Neon Genesis Evangelion ever got an LA dub, Richard would make an awesome Gendo Ikari.
said at 11:26 AM on Fri Apr 29 2016
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My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Richard Epcar:

1) Hanzo (Naruto Shippudden)
2) Manda (Naruto)
3) Thor (Sword Art Online II)
4) Raiden (Mortal Kombat series)
5) Sloan (Durarara!! x2)
6) Joker (Batman)
7) Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo (Bobobo- Bo Bo-Bobo)
8) Daisuke Jigen (Lupin the III)
9) Super Human Voice (Soul Calibur 5)
10) Tomoru Sakishima (A Lull in the Sea)
said at 11:16 AM on Fri Apr 29 2016
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Happy Birthday Richard Epcar! Haven;t known much but you were Great as Hanzo from Naruto Shippudden.
said at 10:32 AM on Thu Jan 14 2016
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Wait a sec, if Richard's reprising Jigen again then who in the world is playing Zenigata?
said at 3:48 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
best voice ever in any medium imo Mortal Kombat X - Raiden from you man


That Voice on Raiden on Mortal Kombat x and Dialogues are Beyond Perfection
said at 8:20 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
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You'll always be Batou, Richard, always!
said at 6:15 AM on Thu Oct 1 2015
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Can't wait to hear more of his Joseph Joestar. He is the perfect choice for that role.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:23 PM on Thu Sep 17 2015
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Congrats on hitting 200 roles Richard Epcar.
said at 8:58 PM on Thu Aug 13 2015
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Congrats to Richard Epcar for hitting 200 roles.
said at 11:02 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
said at 6:39 PM on Mon Aug 3 2015
Richard was on Sword Art Online and voice THOR the GOD of THUNDER, AWESOME!!
said at 7:48 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
@dcmarvelanime And ironic considering Richard has voiced another god of thunder beforehand. (coughRaidencough)
said at 8:25 PM on Mon Jul 20 2015
Walhart is Bobobo?
said at 12:12 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
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said at 6:02 PM on Wed Jun 24 2015
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My Favorite Roles From Richard Epcar

1)Ansem - Kingdom Hearts Series
2)Raiden - Mortal Kombat Series
3)Joker - Every DC Project
4)Xin Zhao - League Of Legends
5)Dong Zhuo - Dynasty Warriors Series
6)Poseidon - SMITE
7)Leon - Dead Or Alive Series
8)Priest - World Of Warcraft Series
9)Joseph Joestar - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
10)Inspector Koichi Zenigata - Lupin The 3rd Series...
said at 4:51 PM on Mon May 25 2015
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Epcar's Jokers is criminally underrated IMO. I'm glad he's gotten to do the role several times.
said at 1:19 AM on Mon May 25 2015
I knew I recognized his voice! Raiden and Hiko from Kenshin! Aha, AWESOME! XD
said at 2:40 AM on Thu Apr 30 2015
said at 1:38 PM on Wed Apr 29 2015
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Happy Birthday Richard Epcar!

Whether he's hamming it up or is calm and can't deny how awesome his voice is.

Batou is perhaps his greatest role to date, He was also awesome as Inspector Lunge, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Tsuchigumo, Izamura, Gankutsuou, Wolf Daddy, Okuru, Skywarp, Joker and his roles on Digimon.

I can't wait to see him play more of Joseph Joestar, especially when he has his hilarious OH MY GOD freakouts. I think this is perfect casting, kind of helps he sort of sounds like Unsho Ishizuka.
said at 5:47 AM on Fri Apr 29 2016
It's pretty awesome that he's finally returned as one of his most iconic roles Daisuke Jigen for the new Lupin the 3rd anime series, and is even directing it too.

What else is cool is him reprising Batou for the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online video game.

I also really enjoyed his performances as Sloan in Durarara!! X2 and Daguza Mackle in Gundam Unicorn.

With that said I'm a little mixed on the new approach he's doing for Joseph Joestar now having an English accent even in his old age for the Jojo dub since Ben Diskin used one for the Joseph when he was younger.

I feel the accent may get in the way of him emoting, personally I think the performance he did in the original test dub for Jojo released in 2014 was just perfect but I sort of understand the change. Still I do look forward to Richard doing Joseph's epic freak outs.

Happy Birthday Richard Epcar!
Jared Delgado
said at 12:38 PM on Wed Apr 29 2015
Happy Birthday, Richard! Awesome as Myotismon!
Shaun Ince
said at 11:00 AM on Wed Apr 29 2015
Happy Birthday Richard Epcar.
said at 10:45 AM on Wed Apr 29 2015
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Happy Birthday Mr. Richard Epcar!

I really enjoyed your roles as Raiden, Ansem, Terra-Xehanort, Bobobo, Leon, Koichi Zenigata, Zangetsu, Batou & also got a kick out of his take on Joseph Joestar.
said at 7:20 AM on Wed Apr 29 2015
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Happy Birthday, Richard Epcar.

I loved his Batou in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:15 AM on Wed Apr 29 2015
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Happy birthday, Richard Epcar. Such a great deep, gruff voice.
said at 6:24 AM on Mon Apr 20 2015
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I got to meet both Richard & his wife, Ellyn at Melbourne Supanova last weekend. I honestly didn't expect him to be that tall in person!

He's literally a gentle giant! Height-wise, he's definitely on par with Patrick Seitz, J. Michael Tatum & Travis Willingham, at least.
said at 6:38 AM on Mon Apr 20 2015
@MilanTheVillain01 I've seen a lot of tall people (myself included), BUT THIS GUY IS HUGE!!!

Not Richard Kiel huge, but still HUGE!!!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:36 AM on Mon Apr 20 2015
@MilanTheVillain01 Ha ha, I always assumed that he was a tall guy, since every photo of him with another person that's on Facebook has Richard TOWERING over them.
said at 4:36 PM on Sat Oct 11 2014
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Anybody agree he could be a stellar voice double for Bryan Cranston?
Axem Red
said at 11:33 AM on Fri Oct 10 2014
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He's a pretty good singer!
said at 6:57 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
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said at 5:09 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy Birthday!!
said at 3:00 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy Birthday to the man who's voice brought life to Bobobo-bo-bobo, Hanzo, Ziggy, Ansem, Dimitri, Walhart, all of his Digimon and Power Rangers voices, Mr.Noisy, Raiden, and Zangetsu.
said at 9:54 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy birthday Mr Epcar, you have such a kickass voice with many great roles.
said at 8:02 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy birthday Richard.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:22 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy birthday, Richard Epcar!
said at 7:34 AM on Mon Apr 28 2014
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Happy Birthday Mr. Epcar you are magnificent as Raiden, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Ansem, Dong Zhuo & Zenigata.
said at 10:16 AM on Mon Apr 28 2014
@UltimateSSJ4GokouEX well, happy early birthday.
said at 9:22 AM on Sat Mar 15 2014
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I hope he gets more chances to voice the Joker again. Troy Baker was great and I have a feeling he'll be a very recurring VA for him, but Epcar significantly improved and was a delight to hear in Injustice: Gods Among Us. He deserves yet another crack at the role.
said at 9:27 AM on Sat Mar 15 2014
Something I realized the other day, was that no Jokers have made me laugh more than Richard and Troy's.
said at 12:06 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
If he does more voice overs in domestic animation then I'll count him as one of the best VA's.
said at 11:27 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
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Love his Joker voice though he' not as good as Mark & Troy for sure. He does so many good roles in my mind.
said at 2:49 AM on Fri May 17 2013
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If you think he's limited, then you haven't heard him as the Joker, Mr. Noisy, Etemon, or Inspector Lunge. There are characters that he's done that I bet you didn't even know it was him.
said at 6:50 AM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@Lordmichael Not forgetting Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.
said at 7:13 PM on Tue Jul 30 2013
@Lordmichael I don't think he's limited, however he should stick to his more serious characters...with the exception of Mr. Noisy, Etemon, and Bobobo-bo-bobo.
said at 6:46 PM on Mon Apr 29 2013
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A classic talent and a charming man, my favorite roles of his would have to be Dong Zhuo (Warriors Orochi), Batou (Ghost in the Shell) and
Myotismon (Digimon Adventure).

Happy Birthday Mr. Epcar!
said at 1:54 AM on Sun Mar 24 2013
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said at 9:30 PM on Tue Mar 12 2013
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The only role I didn't like him as was replacing Billy Zane as Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, but other than that he's good! :)
said at 3:43 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
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Going to see him at a convention today. didn't realise that I listened to him all through growing up with his roles on PR and on Digimon.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:53 AM on Mon May 7 2012
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Definitely loved him as Myotismon and Etemon. :D Would've been interesting to hear him as Optimus.
said at 12:35 PM on Wed Dec 21 2011
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Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 12:00 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
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He's voiced a lot of great characters over the years.

My favorite roles of his (at the moment) are:
- Myotismon (Digimon)
- Jigen (Lupin the 3rd)
- Kamogawa (Fighting Spirit)
- Batou (Ghost in the Shell)
- Zangetsu (Bleach)
Faved by 178 BTVA Members
Where The Wild Things Are Spotlight
Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Richard Epcar role? *
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
18.4% (28 votes)
13.8% (21 votes)
12.5% (19 votes)
8.6% (13 votes)
Joseph Joestar
5.9% (9 votes)
5.3% (8 votes)
5.3% (8 votes)
5.3% (8 votes)
Daisuke Jigen
3.9% (6 votes)
Dong Zhuo
3.3% (5 votes)
2.6% (4 votes)
Mr. Noisy
2.0% (3 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
Seijuro Hiko
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
Inspector Lunge
0.7% (1 vote)
Inspector Koichi Zenigata
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
Utsusumi Kamiki
0.7% (1 vote)
Argent Heinkel
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
Genji Kamogawa
0.7% (1 vote)
Black Ghost / Scarl
0.7% (1 vote)
152 Total Votes
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