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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mercenary Tao with sound clips and images.
Mercenary Tao was a recurring antagonist in the original Dragon Ball series whom was originally one of the various foes during the Red Ribbon Saga. Mercenary Tao's full name is Tao Pai Pai whom is a infamous powerful assassin whom would kill anyone for a very high price but he has proven the Red Ribbon Army that his high prices are worth it. Mercenary Tao's target was none other than Goku who ended up being another opponent that Goku defeated. Later on in the series Tao is revealed to be a cyborg and is formerly from the Crane School whom has a history with those such as Tien and Chaotzu.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Dragon Ball VC section we take a look at one of this infamous assassin who can kill a man with his tongue... MERCENARY TAO! Let us begin...
Michael McConnohie- Michael is known for doing more distinguished voices well as his voice and performance for the role actually suits Tao's arrogant persona rather well. So in other words its a good example of Michael's work and a fine example of the voice work in the Harmony Gold Dub.
Kent Williams- Kent's rather high nasally voice does actually work with the role pretty well. Kent's performance really suits the role as a cold-blooded assassin (though his performance also works when he is not so menacing later on in the series). Basically its a fine example of Kent's work and of the voice work in FUNi's dub of the original DB series.
Scott McNeil- I actually rather liked Scott's fairly low gruff voice for the role as it does actually kind of make Tao a bit more menacing again (despite on how he became highly obsolete at this point in the series). Sure the accent that Scott does occasionally slip into is a bit odd but its not that big a deal to me. But still Scott's performance suited the menacing and not-so menacing sides to Tao's persona well enough and is a good example of his handiwork.
Overall I liked all 3 of these guys as they all worked in their own way.