Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 17 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Mega Man VC section we have this flamboyant pretty-boy from the Mega Man Legends series... GLYDE! Believe it or not we shall start this off with the Mega Man Legends Spin-off the Misadventures of Tron Bonne where he was initially voiced by Michael Daingerfield. (Apparently this was early in Michael's career back when he was doing voice work in Toronto compared to today where he is working in Vancouver.) Michael's voice for the role does work pretty well here as his performance does suit Glyde's rather arrogant personality pretty well. I admit its not one of the most memorable performances in the Mega Man Legends series but it is a good example of the voice work in the series anyways.
In Mega Man Legends 2 for some reason Michael Daingerfield wasn't able to reprise the role as Glyde so Toby Proctor gets to take over and he is a pretty good alternative here. Toby's voice for the role is somewhat higher than Michael's but I am not complaining as it still does work pretty well for Glyde here. Anyways Toby's performance was also rather fitting for Glyde's arrogance as well though Toby's voice for Glyde does sound a bit more snobby though. To be honest while I don't think that Toby's performance as Glyde was better than Michael's I don't think it was worse either.
Believe it or not out of all the characters from the Mega Man Legends series to receive a Battle Network version and be a remotely recurring character is Glyde. (However the Battle Network version is a bit of a departure since alike Gutsman and Ice Man the ".exe" version is a good guy instead of a villain. But to be fair when it comes to style its not all that much of a departure since the only strong difference is that this version of Glyde wears a helmet.) Anyways in the English release of the first Mega Man Battle Network anime a.k.a "Mega Man NT Warrior" Ted Cole voices Glyde.exe in the series' English dub. While Glyde.exe's personality may be rather different from his Legends counterpart, Ted Cole's voice and performance definitely respects Glyde's roots as a pretty boy with an elegant and flamboyant sense of style. While I admit I wouldn't go so far as to say its one of Ted's best performances but it is still a very good example of his work nevertheless. Overall all of these guys did pretty well for this role in their own ways so I am not sure who to pick this time.