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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Young Master Xehanort with sound clips and images.
Young Xehanort is, obviously enough, the young version of Master Xehanort, one of the franchise's chief antagonists. He first appears in Birth by Sleep as a cameo early in the game and as a secret boss fight. He has a larger role as a major villain in Kingdom Hearts 3D. In 3D, Young Xehanort has travelled through time in order to ensure the realization of his future self's plans.

Created by NCZ on Mar 2 2013, 23 Comments
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010)
Master Xehanort (Young)David Gallagher
David Gallagher
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012)
Master Xehanort (Young)Benjamin Diskin
Benjamin Diskin


Obviously, David was cast because Young Xehanort was only a small part in BBS, and he was already on hand due to voicing Riku. With that said, he did a decent job, but as a long-term "official" voice for the character, I think Ben filled that niche much better.



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said at 12:59 AM on Sun Sep 6 2015
Obviously, Ben was awesome. Eerie, emotionless, yet very wise and creepy sounding... I can definitely buy this as being the voice of a character who grows into someone voiced by the likes of Leonard Nimoy, Billy Zane, and Paul St. Peter respectively. Yet another example of Kingdom Hearts' awesome voice acting.

However, I don't get the hate for David's. It sounds pretty neat too, and as for sounding like his Riku... to be honest, I'm very sure that's the POINT. Riku and Xehanort came from very similar backgrounds: they were youths who desired freedom from what they saw as an enclosed prison of a world. That scene with young Xehanort in Birth by Sleep is meant to draw parallels to Riku.
said at 5:00 PM on Thu Jul 23 2015
For my results here (And here's a new thing that i would like to add):

Rank #1) Benjamin Diskin

Rank #2) David Gallagher
said at 1:31 PM on Sun Apr 5 2015
I'll vote for Benjamin Diskin for a unique voice for Young Xehanort. David's sounds like a deep version of Riku which it's not impressive for me.
said at 4:02 PM on Sun May 17 2015
@SteelEthlan On second thought, he sounds quite like Terra-Xehanort in my ears.
said at 4:58 PM on Thu Jul 23 2015
@SteelEthlan On third thought, He sounds deep to make Xehanort what it was, but at the same time he sounds similar to Riku's which it is kinda funny for me, but i'll admit it he did a really decent job, yet i still keep my vote for Ben Diskin.
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said at 8:04 AM on Wed Mar 18 2015
I would go more for Benjamin Diskin with this role due to howDavid Gallagher sounded too much like Riku for my liking.
said at 6:02 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
Ben wins, David's Xehanort sounds too close to Riku.
said at 6:04 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
Ben Diskin for sure. He sounds convincingly like a young version of the character played by Billy Zane, Richard Epcar, and Leonard Nimoy. Plus he gives Young Xehanort charm and personality that he lacked in the original version of the game, where his Japanese voice was completely monotone.
said at 10:21 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
David sounds too much like his other character Riku which is why i'm going with Benjamin.
said at 9:42 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
@Ross123 David sounds like Richard Epcar Xehanort to me, but so does Ben and Ben's pacing is better to be fair
said at 7:22 AM on Sat Mar 7 2015
@HienFan Not to mention Benjamin is more memorable and more sinister in the role.
said at 6:16 PM on Wed Jul 1 2015
@Ross123 And cheaper to hire just like Richard with plenty of talent helps
said at 6:31 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Ben Diskin sounds like a younger version of Billy Zane.
Whereas, David Gallagher sounded more like a young Richard Epcar.
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said at 7:35 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Hey, you're right!
said at 7:40 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@NCZ Coincidence? I think not!
said at 5:31 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
Benjamin for sure. David just sounded a bit off to me.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Young Master Xehanort voice actors?
David Gallagher
Benjamin Diskin