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

Daiz is a member of the Turles Crusher Corps squadron, who made his only appearance in the third Dragon Ball Z movie, The Tree of Might. The former prince of the planet Kabocha, Turles allowed Daiz to be one of his soldiers after their armies fought in war against each other. With his fellow soldier Cacao, Daiz aided Turles in his quest to use the Tree of Might to sap the energy on earth. 
Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 3 2011
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1998)
DaizEd Marcus
Ed Marcus
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1998)
DaizMark Lancaster
Mark Lancaster
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1998)
DaizScott McNeil
Scott McNeil


Today on the Dragon Ball VC section we take a look at one of Turles Henchman in the 3rd DBZ Movie... DAIZ!

In Tree of Might's late 90s dub, Scott McNeil voiced Daiz in both the edited and uncut versions. Most of this clip is Scott's Daiz voice in the uncut dub, while the last 2 seconds are from the edited version, demonstrating some of the vocal changes between the two. Oddly enough, I actually kind of prefer Scott's Daiz voice in the edited version, as it sounds a bit smoother than his raspier, uncut voice. His uncut voice isn't bad though. But still, regardless of which voice we are talking about, Scott's performance is good as it gives Daiz a nice sense of cockiness.

When FUNimation redubbed the Tree of Might movie by themselves a few years later, Mark Lancaster gets to take over the role here--and I admit I have some mixed feelings. Mark's voice for the role is kind of generic. I mean okay, it's not really bad, but it more sounds like he is just using his regular voice. Though to be fair, Mark's performance was pretty good as he plays Daiz as a loyal soldier who's eager to take his enemies down.

Overall I suppose I will go with Scott McNeil the most as Mark Lancaster was decent in the role but Scott's work did have a bit more of a personality.   



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8000 Saiyans
said at 11:17 AM on Wed Oct 18 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Scott has the best performance here. I'll go with him.
said at 4:24 PM on Thu Oct 6 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Scott McNeil:

He sounds the most like a rowdy punk henchman, also helping with his raspy, distinct voice.

2. Mark Lancaster:

His voice is fitting, but his performance is also rather generic & bland at points.

3. Ed Marcus:

What...were they thinking giving a young punk-like henchman a stereotypical old time coal miner voice? Talk about a complete miscast.
said at 10:44 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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I guess Scott. It was kinda close but I agree with Autovolt that Mark sounds too much like Turles.
said at 5:19 PM on Fri Dec 2 2016
Personally, I think Scott sounded better in the TV dub than the uncut dub.
said at 5:07 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
Scott McNeil BY FAR! His cocky Duo Maxwell esque take really fits this henchmen punk really well.

Mark Lancaster is Okay, I'm shocked that this is his only voice role, he could have been a decent VA but he's not really a good fit for Daiz. He sounds a bit too much like Chris Patton's Turles which is distracting.

Ed Marcus's old voice DOES NOT FIT AT ALL!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:37 AM on Wed Feb 24 2016
 9 Shout Outs!
Wow, Ed' s voice does not fit that guy at all.

"Hey, let's make a punk-looking guy sound like a mumble-mouthed old man."

Very odd decision by whoever made it.
said at 9:22 PM on Tue Feb 23 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Ed doesn't fit Daiz at all- he sounds like an old prospector or something here.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:35 PM on Tue Feb 23 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I suppose Scott stands out the most. They're all kind of generic.
said at 9:50 AM on Sun Nov 29 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Scott's take had more personality and menace, whereas Mark's take felt a little too bland.
said at 10:19 AM on Fri Sep 18 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Scott McNeil
2. Mark Lancaster
3. Paul Bandey (AB dub)
4. Speedy dub VA
said at 2:29 PM on Sun Oct 11 2015
@Kioea Change No. 3 to Ed Marcus.
said at 12:53 PM on Fri Apr 3 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
1. Scott McNeil (Saban dub) - This voice makes the character seem cocky. arrogant and youthful, a personality which matches the punk inspired design.

2. Scott McNeil (Pioneer dub) Sounds a bit too raspy in the uncut redub, like he has throat cancer or something. Still did better here than Mark Lancaster though.

3. Mark Lancaster - Bland, generic, lifeless, boring etc. This uninspired performance pretty much sums up FUNi's entire Tree of Might redub.

4. "Old Bastard" from the Big Green dub (wasn't included but i'll rank him anyway) - The UVA who played him (and many other characters) in the Big Green dub was woeful, he made the character sound like a frail old man.
said at 2:10 PM on Fri Apr 3 2015
@Miscast Btw i really wish we could edit the comments around here
said at 1:47 PM on Sun Nov 29 2015
@Miscast I'd say it also sums up FUNi's "Remastered" dub as well, IMO both the Ocean and Kai dubs have way more character then the FUNimation redub of the first two seasons, not sure if anyone else feels that way about the Remastered dub but that's just me.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:13 PM on Tue Feb 23 2016
@Miscast "Old Bastard" from the Big Green dub (wasn't included but i'll rank him anyway)

Typing from the distant future here. He has been added. And to be honest, I actually agree with your summary of him.
said at 5:41 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I think Scott McNeil did better. Mark Lancaster is okay also.
said at 12:19 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Scott McNeil was epic as Diaz. The guy sounds like he's ready to viciously rip you apart, and he doesn't give a crap either way.

Mark Lancaster was good, but as already said, a bit generic.
said at 12:25 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
said at 10:09 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Ah, back when Scott had good DBZ performances. He gets my vote here. Mark sounds really generic.
said at 11:06 PM on Fri Nov 16 2012
 7 Shout Outs!
Ocean just seems to rise to the challenge for these early movies.
said at 12:18 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
Gotta agree. They did a fantastic job with them, IMO.
said at 3:18 AM on Sun Nov 4 2012
Whenever I see this character, all that I can hear is purpleeyeswtf's "I raped Rudolph" line in Christmas Tree of Might. TFS
said at 6:40 PM on Sun Aug 26 2012
 7 Shout Outs!
I agree. Scott McNeil really nailed Daiz's arrogance. I prefer the voice he used in the TV dub as it was smoother, but the raspy voice isn't too bad either.

But Mark Lanceaster was also very good as well. It may not have as much character as Scott's performance, but it does work for Daiz's "loyal henchman" character.
said at 10:26 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
 6 Shout Outs!
Gotta go with Scott McNeil! His voice seems to fit Daiz more than Mark. IMO
said at 5:52 PM on Sun Dec 4 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Mark just sounds more fitting and natural for this character. Scott's decent, but a little generic, and not very memorable.
said at 3:39 AM on Sun Dec 4 2011
 3 Shout Outs!
I find Mark's voice for the role quite fitting..nothing generic about his voice whatsoever..its commanding yet shows a sense of much needed purpose now Scott's voice reminds me of his piccolo voice..its clearly in the same tone and style yet its just as effective.
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