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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Nappa with sound clips and images.
Nappa, the big, bald, bulky Saiyan, was Vegeta's right hand man, general of the Saiyan army, and one of the few survivors of Planet Vegeta's destruction.
Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 6 2009, 79 Comments
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONIn the old Saban/FUNi episodes, Nappa was voiced by Ocean Group VA Michael Dobson. Now, we all know how much of a fan I am of Ocean, so I may be a bit biased. But still, I always did like Michael Dobson's work as Nappa. It was a rather gravelly voice for a big, dumb, violent brute like Nappa. In fact, I found it to be one of Dobson's better performances.
In the Funimation dub of Bardock: The Father of Goku, he was voiced by Chris Sabat. Chris is sometimes criticized for how this isn't one of his most original performances--in fact it doesn't sound that much different from his Piccolo voice--but to be honest, I didn't think it was that bad. I mean, I can understand why Chris would try to go with a gruff, deep voice for someone like Nappa. It's not the best of the Nappa performances here, but I didn't think it was that bad.
And now for the last but not least is his current VA, Phil Parsons, and he is by no means a bad one. Phil Parsons went with a rather gravelly tone for Nappa, like what Michael Dobson did, but gave it enough difference to make it his own and work fine as well.
Overall I liked them all, but I am going with Michael Dobson at first, Phil Parsons at a close second, and Chris Sabat at a not-so distant third.