Android 16
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Android 16

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Android 16 with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Dragon Ball

Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 16 2009
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 16Scott McNeil
Scott McNeil
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 16Jeremy Inman
Jeremy Inman


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said at 10:44 AM on Tue Apr 10 2018
Neither one here fits the character all that much. Android 16 is a gentle giant and is to have a voice that reflects that. Jeremy Inman's initial take on him was too stereotypically robotic, while Scott McNeil's take is all giant and no gentleness (which REALLY hampers his ability to actually act while putting on the voice).

From the Kai dub and onward, Jeremy has nailed it, which gets him an easy win between the two voices.

For a mainstream VA I'd pick for 16, I'm thinking Daran Norris. It'd be somewhat of a departure from the roles he typically plays but I'm sure he'd do fantastic at it.
Vocal Evolver
said at 12:16 PM on Sun Apr 8 2018
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Jeremy was great to begin with, and he's only gotten better. McNeil, much like with Majin Buu, was miscast here.
said at 1:57 PM on Tue Dec 5 2017
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Definitely going with Jeremy here, especially for his Kai performance.

As much as I normally love Scott McNeil, this is one of his weaker roles I'm afraid.
8000 Saiyans
said at 6:19 PM on Mon Oct 16 2017
Even if I don't find him that memorable, I'll go with Inman since he improved for Kai.

What happened, Scott? You're just awful in this role.
said at 9:36 PM on Sun Sep 25 2016
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1. Jeremy Inman:

He was too generic at first in Z, albeit sounded decent, but his Kai performance is really good and captures 16's gentle nature pretty well, while also sounding menacing when needed.

2. Scott McNeil:

I'm not quite sure what happened here, but he sounds really forced and garbled in the role. I think this was possibly a miscast.
said at 10:25 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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Jeremy's Kai performance demolishes the others. The emotion he portrayed while sounding flat is impressive.
said at 7:02 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
Scott's version sounds pretty more accurate in the Japanese version, I guess.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:24 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
@Rutherspringsman Honestly, that's kind of insulting to Hikaru Midorikawa. He never sounded that awkwardly deep and flat.

I normally like Scott McNeil a lot, but I fail to see what merit someone could find in his Android 16.
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:58 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
@Rutherspringsman I don't hear it.
said at 5:03 PM on Sat Jan 9 2016
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Jeremy Inman especially in Kai, is phenomenal as Android 16, he really makes him a peaceful lumbering giant who despite being programmed to terminate Son Goku, is a gentle giant who loves nature and ends up fighting for the greater good.

Scott McNeil isn't so much miscast but wow he was not that good here, he sounds so stilted and awkward, I get that they were aiming for a stoic giant but it doesn't work out at all and I agree with Dr. Who really does sound like a dying tape recorder. Funny, yet sad.
said at 11:40 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
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Jeremy Inman gives #16 a gentle and intelligent vibe that works pretty well for the peaceful nature of the character.

Scott McNeil...yeah, he really does sound like a dying tape recorder here, no kidding.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:02 PM on Tue Oct 20 2015
@Dr.Who dying tape recorder xD! That's a perfect description of Mcneil as #16
said at 9:39 AM on Sat Oct 24 2015
@Shaun Ince
Thanks! I don't know who directed Scott like this, but I don't really feel it works.
said at 3:40 PM on Sun May 31 2015
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Interesting point: Scott's voice actually changed after 16's first couple of appearances. For his first few lines (which were very few indeed), he used a deep, growling voice (like Blanka, essentially). I can't recall what I thought at the time, but now it sounds incredibly silly and out of place. Then, after the fight between Vegeta and Eighteen, it started turning into the voice we have here. And while I agree it has drawbacks, it's still a huge improvement over him sounding like Blanka.

Jeremy Inman still wins, of course.
said at 8:28 AM on Sat Feb 7 2015
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Jeremy Inman's clip should be updated with Kai, that's his BEST.

Scott Mcneil sucked as 16, this role is his worst, he was TOO robotic and too generic giant
Shaun Ince
said at 9:51 PM on Sun Nov 30 2014
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Scott McNeil's take sounds really derpy. Also, he didn't convey emotion that well either when it came to #16
said at 7:24 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
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Don't know what Scott was trying to do but he could have came up with a better voice than that. So my vote goes to Jeremy for now.
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Jeremy Inman, ESPECIALLY in Kai. Scott McNeil is usually great, but he blew it big time for putting on that stereotypical giant voice, making it hard to emote at all.
said at 8:11 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
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Jeremy Inman for his Kai performance.
said at 6:21 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
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I think Inman improved in the video games and Kai he has my vote.
said at 5:01 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
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Scott's low and flat tone he uses for 16 is really awkward and he doesn't show 16's emotional side very well.

Jeremy Inmen is my pick, he managed to sound like a cyborg designed to be an assassin, but very emotional inside.
said at 10:49 PM on Fri May 4 2012
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Scott Mcneil would have been good for Android 8 but Ocean never dubbed that far unfortunately.
said at 4:06 PM on Sat Feb 18 2012
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As much as I like Scott McNeil, I just can't take his #16 voice seriously. He sounds too low and flat to the point he really does sound like a dying tape recorder like in the clip.

Jeremy Inman did a better job in my opinion. He gave #16 some emotion in his voice which worked. He also has improved greatly as the DBZ video games progressed.
said at 12:54 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
i voted scott unlike anyone else his sounds deper than Jeremy Inman.
said at 11:50 PM on Wed Nov 30 2011
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Inman's Kai performance was pretty good.
said at 2:23 PM on Mon Mar 14 2011
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Scott McNeil sounds like a dying tape recorder.
said at 2:16 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
@mvx248 I AGREE
said at 2:16 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
@mvx248 I AGREE
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:17 PM on Mon Nov 16 2009
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Scott McNeil's was decent but definitely not the best example of his talents and skills (e.g. Beast Wars). I prefer Jeremy Inman for this VC.
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