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


Created by Pokejedservo on Wed Nov 11 2009, 21 Comments, Add Comment
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Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (1997)
PanLia Sargent
Lia Sargent
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
PanSusan Huber
Susan Huber
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
PanBrenna O'Brien
Brenna O'Brien
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
PanElise Baughman
Elise Baughman
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
PanCaitlynne Medrek
Caitlynne Medrek
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Pan (Young)Kate Bristol
Kate Bristol

EDITOR'S OPINION

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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MicroPhoneBass
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.
PurpleWarrior13
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
coolgeek176
said at 6:29 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
I'm going with Elise Baughman. Except for Lia Sargent the others were okay.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 7:58 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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.
TheBlackHawk
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.
pete
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?
PurpleWarrior13
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.
IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE
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.
Spider-Fox
said at 4:30 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
I honestly like Medrek best, an I grew up with the Funimation dubs.
EmmaCRB
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.
EmmaCRB
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.
EmmaCRB
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
PurpleWarrior13
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.
pete
said at 8:33 PM on Sat Mar 5 2011
Elise sounds just like Lia. Interesting
michiru95 (Guest)
said at 4:48 PM on Sun Feb 6 2011
Either O'brien or Medrek. The others irk the hell outta me.
PurpleWarrior13
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.
fferrersm (Guest)
said at 1:00 AM on Fri Feb 5 2010
Medrek all the way!!!!!
czizzi (Guest)
said at 7:28 PM on Sat Dec 12 2009
Caitlynne makes Pan sound her age and seems closest to the source material. Elise sounds a little to mature - both in her voice and delivery; sounds as if she's in her late teens/early 20s.

In fact, I prefer Blue Water's core cast in DB:GT (Pan, Trunks, Goku) with the exception of Eric Vale -- whom I think is equally as good as Matthew Erickson.
jeff (Guest)
said at 1:12 PM on Thu Nov 12 2009
Tie between Kate Bristol and Elise Baughman. I used to think that they were the same person, so I consider them the same actor, so I voted for them both.


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