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

Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 11 2009
Special thanks to PurpleWarrior13 for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
PanSusan Huber
Susan Huber
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
PanBrenna O'Brien
Brenna O'Brien
Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (1997)
PanLia Sargent
Lia Sargent
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Pan (Young)Kate Bristol
Kate Bristol
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
PanElise Baughman
Elise Baughman
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
PanCaitlynne Medrek
Caitlynne Medrek


And now for something a little different namely with Gohan and Videl's young daughter Pan!

We shall be starting this off with the 1997 English release of the PS1 fighting game "Dragon Ball GT Final Bout" in which she is voiced by VA Lia Sargent. I kind of have mixed feelings about this because Lia is well known for doing cutesy higher voices well but her Pan voice is a bit... nasally. But its not really bad as her performance does fairly suit Pan's bratty half pint persona. While Lia Sargent wasn't my first choice for Pan anyways when it comes to that region but as for voice work in that game I have heard better but I have heard a lot worst.

And now for DBZ in which we see Pan as a cutesy little rug rat who is only 4 years old but still has that trademark Saiyan strength. In the FUNi dub she was voiced by Susan Huber, whom does do a cute little girl voice and her performance is just fine as well.

As for the EuroCanadian DBZ dub she was voiced by Brenna "Rin" O'Brien, in which I admit I did find Brenna's Rin voice to be a bit cuter though her performance is just as good as Susan's.

Now as for DBGT we have Pan as a little pre-teen girl and in the FUNimation dub she is voiced by FUNi VA Elise Baughman whom does a cutesy but not too cloying preteen girl voice and her performance did suit Pan well.

In the Blue Water dub of DBGT she is voiced by Caitlynne Medrek and to be honest I can pretty much say the same thing as I did with Elise. And to be honest I found both versions of Pan in DBGT to be good and one of the better performances in their respective dubs.

Overall I liked them all, as for 4 year old Pan both are very good but I liked Brenna a bit more while in DBGT its a tie between Elise and Caitlynne while Lia is in second place.



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Vocal Evolver
said at 11:47 AM on Sun Apr 8 2018
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Caitlynne Medrek. Elise Baughman, who is leading in the poll, sounds way too old for the character.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:13 PM on Thu Apr 5 2018
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I think I'm going to vote for Brenna O'Brien. So far I think she is the only one who fits as Pan. Not really a big fan of the other voices.
said at 10:55 AM on Wed Apr 4 2018
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Mendrek. She actually sounds age-appropriate for the character, whereas Baughman seems to be forcing it.
said at 5:06 AM on Wed Feb 28 2018
U know after taking a relook. I was a bit harsh on Elise`s potrayl. She`s in the my top 5 voices for Pan for sure
said at 6:04 AM on Tue Nov 28 2017
Between the three Funimation actresses I only like Kate's version, Elise was a bit too sweet and girlie and Susan er...

Brenna was cute it was a good move for Ocean to use a child for that role

Lia is too screechy and high pitched, not one of her best role

Caitlyn though has this smarmy edge and is one of Blue Water's better casting
said at 9:04 AM on Sun Nov 26 2017
Seriously baby or not, I really liked Jeanie Tirado`s performance as Pan.2017 was the year Funimation finally got Pan right.

Don`t know what led to Elise Baughman not reprising Pan for Super even though nowadays the only thing she has done recently in voiceover was exclusively reprise Pan whatever the reason I`m glad it happened.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:27 AM on Tue Nov 28 2017
@Abdullab But that version doesn't even speak.
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:38 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
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Brenna sounds so adorable! Have to give my vote to her.
said at 9:12 AM on Wed Nov 8 2017
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Honestly I thought funimation did a terrible job at casting Pan. Susan Huber and Elise Baughman sound very annoying as the character but Katie Bristol did a good job but she isn`t my favourite. I would give this to Jeannie Tirado but her Pan is a baby and cannot be added to the compare.

Brenna O`Brien and Caitlynne Medrek sound very great as Pan don`t who to place 2nd but they are definetly better than
Elise and Susan
said at 10:36 AM on Sun Dec 4 2016
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Younger Pan: Brenna O'Brien
Current Pan: Caitlynne Medrek
said at 11:15 AM on Thu Oct 6 2016
(sigh) If only it wasn't so hard to find a talented child voice actor. Ah well. It would probably also be best if these were split between the different versions shown: Z and GT.
said at 10:26 AM on Mon Jun 20 2016
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1. Elise Baughman
2. Caitlynne Medrek
3. Brenna O'Brien
4. Kate Bristol
5. Lia Sargent
6. Susan Huber
said at 9:56 AM on Tue May 24 2016
Elise really fits.
She makes Pan sound the way she looks like she would sound.
said at 6:19 PM on Sat Jan 9 2016
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I think Caitlynne Medrek as Pan was the standout performance of Blue Water's dub of Dragon Ball GT. She just sounds so cute and feisty.

Elise Baughman was good too but I think she sounded more like a teenager than a pre-teen.

Brenna O'Brien sounds sweet and adorable as Pan much like her Rin.

Lia Sargent sounds too squeaky and high pitched.

Susan Huber sounds too old and (tom)boyish for a 4 year old.

Kate Bristol's acting wasn't all that great I'm afraid.

I'm voting for Caitlynne Medrek with Brenna O'Brien as a close second.
said at 5:41 PM on Fri Oct 9 2015
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1 Caitlyne
2 Kate
3 Elise
4 Brenna
5 Lia
6 Susan
said at 6:22 PM on Tue Jun 9 2015
Elise is the perfect voice for Pan. She really got the character's strong and especially crazy personality down to a t. She made her sound very energetic, somewhat passionate and determined which was all good.
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
I didnt like Elise when she did GT. It sounded very awkward like Pan was pubecent or something where her voice went from casual, to high pitched then to unnatural. I couldn't picture any girl Pan's age and under that ever sounded like that. She has a weird hick accent that kinda threw me off with Pan. Presentation wise, she sounds the most controlled but not my first pick for Pan.

Caitlynne on the other hand sounds like what Elise was trying to mimic but not as well matched. I thought Caitlynne was the best voice for pan because she sounded the most natural of them. Her voice sounded less cartoony that Elise's does. I like Caitlynne's who gives off that "little sister" type vibe the way she sounds. Her preformance was really good when she confronted Oozaru-Gold Goku I remember.. though I think she could be better with practice.

Lia sounds a lot like modern moe characters I hear today which is odd considering she was an older and probably ametuer voice over. Though its not a negative, I think she could be useful in modern dubs with proper direction, and I do say she isnt bad at all, she could tone down the brattiness a bit but overall she isnt bad. Though might get annoying if heard too much. She can get a bit pitchy.

Susan sounds way too exaggerated when she does it and sounds weirdly raspy for her. I think she was just used for that one scene as an extra for the role before they just put Elise on it.

I really like Brenna O'Brien's voice, she to me sounded the most realistic for Pan's age. I how she gives Pan that "Go-get 'em" attitude in a sort of tomboyish way. I liked her sample because her tone wasn't too high or exaggerated at all and think she best fit Kid Pan.

I like Brenna because she sounds exactly like whatI know that Funimation never gets right. Funimation never cast children right at all and often make kid voices sound too cartoony, too high and whiny often times to points where it just sounds way too forced.

That brings me to Kate. I think she sounds the cutest as "toddler" pan. No complaints. Its just weird thats shes at Funimation according to the clip yet they get another voice thats totally off the right one they have here.
said at 6:51 AM on Tue Nov 26 2013
I guess with all 6 VAs up, my ranking would be:
1. Elise Baughman
2. Caitlynne Medrek
3. Brenna O'Brien
4. Kate Bristol
5. Susan Huber
6. Lia Sargent
said at 6:29 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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I'm going with Elise Baughman. Except for Lia Sargent the others were okay.
said at 7:58 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Caitlynne Medrek - Sounds the most natural here. A terrific voice and performance.
2. Elise Baughman - A touch deeper and older sounding than she should be, but still a very likable voice.
3. Lia Sargent - Like most Final Bout voices, she was good but screwed over by lousy direction and poor delivery.
4. Brenna O'Brien - A natural fit for kid Pan.
5. Kate Bristol - She's decent.
6. Susan Huber - Sounds pretty forced to me. And annoying.
said at 9:35 PM on Wed May 1 2013
Oh my gosh. All of Pan's voices are so good and so fitting that I simply can't pick one over all the others.

For Tiny Pan, I call a tie between Susan Huber, Brenna O'Brien, and Kate Bristol. I can't put them in any order; they're all too fitting and too adorable to rank. I grew up hearing Susan Huber as Pan, but I find all of them spot-on for Tiny Pan's character.

If I had to choose one for Teen Pan, I'd have to go with Elise Baughman; I grew up hearing her in GT. Caitylynne Medrek is a very, very close second though; almost close enough to call a tie.
said at 12:54 AM on Mon Aug 13 2012
Kate Bristol sounds cute by why redub the voice? Why not just use archive footage of Susan Huber or bring her back?
said at 10:55 PM on Mon Aug 13 2012
@pete Who knows? I guess since Kate's scenes were mostly "touching flashback" moments, they wanted the voice to sound as much like a real kid as possible. They just went in a different direction with those scenes. Though since Kate was still a young kid at the time, it would've been awesome if she was Pan's full-time voice, kinda like Aaron Dismuke in FMA. Pan's the kind of character where casting a real child would benefit, as seen with Brenna and Caitlynne as well. Though fortunately Elise was an awesome Pan. Susan got a little forced-sounding at times though, same for Lia.
said at 9:14 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
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Elise Baughman was simply delightful as Pan and I can't see anyone else fitting the role more perfectly then Elise Baughman!Its a shame she doesn't get much voice work now days in anime.
said at 4:30 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
I honestly like Medrek best, an I grew up with the Funimation dubs.
said at 11:43 AM on Sun May 8 2011
Pan is not "a little preteen girl", she's 14. IMO they should've gotten an older actress to play her for the Blue Water dub. FUNimation seem to be more aware of Pan's age from what I've seen.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:33 PM on Sun May 8 2011
@EmmaCRB Interesting that you say that. Funimation apparently played around with the ages so that Pan was 4 in Z and 14 in GT. However, in the Japanese version (and possibly the other dubs), she's 5 in Z and only 10 in GT.

Still, I think that Elise is the best and she'd fit regardless of whether Pan is 10 or 14.
said at 2:15 PM on Sun May 8 2011
@NCZ I think they scrwed the ages up there because those timelines claim that Bulla (Trunks' sister) is only 9 or 11 in GT when she is clearly not that young. Plus, I was watching GT in Japanese with English subtitles and she claims to be an "adolescent girl"- I think it was episode 49 when she was fighting the first dragon.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:33 PM on Sun May 8 2011
@EmmaCRB It can be a bit confusing, but overall I guess it's not too big a difference.
said at 2:36 PM on Sun May 8 2011
@NCZ AbsoluteAnime claims that toei stated in an interview that GT is 9 years later making Pan 13 but whether that's true or not, I don't know. Since she claims to be an adolescent in the original version, I'm going with 13/14 over 10
said at 12:45 AM on Sat Oct 8 2011
@EmmaCRB GT is confusing. There's also the Baby arc where a year goes by in that arc alone, but it seems like only a few days at most! I first thought it was a year from the beginning, which was believable, but the Baby arc alone?

I thought GT was only 7 years from the end of DBZ, even in the FUNimation version.
said at 8:33 PM on Sat Mar 5 2011
Elise sounds just like Lia. Interesting
said at 6:37 PM on Thu Feb 11 2010
Elise made Pan sound like the tagalong brat she's supposed to be, and nailed the character better. Caitlynn may have gotten the age down right, but she sounded a bit too sweet.
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