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


Created by Pokejedservo on Wed Jan 13 2010, 61 Comments, Add Comment
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Mega Man X4 (1997)
ZeroWayne Doster
Wayne Doster
Mega Man X7 (2003)
ZeroJack Merluzzi
Jack Merluzzi
Mega Man X8 (2004)
ZeroLucas Gilbertson
Lucas Gilbertson
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
ZeroJohnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Yong Bosch

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WWEFAN12ization
said at 6:46 AM on Thu Jan 16 2014
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I changed my mind, Lucas Gilbertson was awsome as Zero So I'm changing my vote to him. JBY was still great though. The rest on the other hand just don't fit.
HienFan
said at 8:34 AM on Mon Jan 13 2014
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1 Lucas Gilbertson Maaan I love that voice, Gilbertson is a great actor
2 JYB
3 Ryotaru Okiayu- Too deep and not really my type during his normal voice but when he gets more emotional he does it really well
4 Wayne Doster- He sounds okay, WUT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOOR aside
5 Jack Merluzzi- It says too deep when you're deeper than Ryotaru Okiayu
Guy110
said at 2:01 PM on Fri Jan 10 2014
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Lucas Gilbertson is so high above every other VA here it's not even funny. I mean yeah, JYB is a good VA, but not a good VA for Zero from MMX. Stick to Zero from Code Geass. And the other 2... well... I don't even know what either of them are fighting for.
SombraMan
said at 11:45 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
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I'm sorry, but I don't like any of these voices of Zero. I prefer Zero in Japanese. Wayne Doster is so horrendous, and is like one of the worst VAs I've heard. Also, JYB? Seriously?
Aussieroth
said at 9:42 PM on Thu Jan 9 2014
@SombraMan So who would you pick?
Guy110
said at 2:03 PM on Fri Jan 10 2014
@SombraMan While I disagree with you, Ryōtarō Okiayu makes a damn fine Zero.
SombraMan
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Jan 15 2014
@Aussieroth I would pick Ryotaro Okiayu being the best Zero.
Aussieroth
said at 3:48 AM on Fri Jan 17 2014
@SombraMan But if it were up to you, who would you chose as an English voice? I'd go with either Roger Craig Smith or Troy Baker.
TrueMyriad
said at 3:35 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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If Zero.EXE was to have a voice, Jamieson Price would be awesome as Zero.EXE, he voiced Rider from Fate/Zero, Reeve Tuesti, and Priam from Fire Emblem Awakening.
Unoria
said at 7:58 PM on Wed Sep 18 2013
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1) Lucas Gilbertson: THE voice of Zero. Nonchalant, cocky, very fitting for the laid-back but confident hunter.

2) Johnny Yong Bosch: Kind of fitting, but it'll have to grow on me. He sounds too much like Ichigo to really fit with Zero to me. I heard a whole compilation of his MvC3 voice clips and was expecting a "Getsuga Tensho!" in there.

3) Jack Merluzzi: I would honestly pick him over Wayne any day. He sounds bored in all of his lines, and a little too...I dunno how to word it. It's like they were trying to go for Ryutaro Okiyau's voice in English.

4) Wayne Doster: Just...no. Whiny pubescent teenager does not a Zero make. And this guy voices Duo from Megaman 8, keep this in mind. Duo sounds pretty good. Zero...nope.

Just my opinions.
Metabad
said at 9:03 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@Unoria The only thing I disagree with is Duo sounding pretty good, I've always imagined Duo with a MUCH deeper voice, whereas Wayne just sounded way too high pitched and stilted.

Other than that though, agreed with you 100%, took the words right out of my mouth.
InsomniacVA
said at 1:21 AM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@Unoria I mostly agree with you. But I personally think that if Lucas had voiced Zero in MvC3 that Zero would have felt a little bland compared to the other characters. Johnny's approach to the character was more fitting for a fighting game like MvC where adrenaline is pumping non-stop, and a character who might usually be fairly chill and aloof is now far more energetic and ready to brawl.
Don't misunderstand, I love Lucas as Zero. I think he's the perfect fit for Zero in the X series. However, I think Capcom made a good choice in having JYB voice him in MvC, as Johnny tends to play more high-energy characters. So, for me, Johnny Yong Bosch & Lucas Gilbertson tie for #1.
TrueMyriad
said at 1:36 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
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Johnny Yong Bosch and Lucas Gilbertson are my favorites!
Johnny Yong Bosch-gives the perfect performance, all feeling, energy, and personality is in his one performance as Zero. Also, This was actually the first time I ever learned of Johnny Yong Bosch I have Zero to thank for that.
Lucas Gilbertson-He shows how nonchalant and professional Zero truly is. I have played Megaman X Command Mission and X8 and loved his performances in those growing up.
In the end, I hope to hear both actors in the future in Megaman X and even Megaman Zero.
UltimateSSJ4GokouEX
said at 6:16 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
1.Johnny Yong Bosch: He deserves my vote. Since I like how he portrayed the character. He kicked ass with character so well In my opinion. All around I think he makes a good Zero and hope he'll voice him again in the future later down the road.

2.Lucas Gilbertson: My 2nd favorite voice for Zero, because I thought he fit the character really well. So nothing else I have to say.

3.Jack Merluzzi: Honestly, I think it felt too deep. In the end he did a decent job.

4.Wayner Doster: His voice is severely unfitting for Zero and feels out of placed for him. I just think the voice is horrendous.
Mrguy22594
said at 7:41 PM on Tue May 28 2013
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Going for JYB since he does kick ass and he might voice Zero in the future.
rosebr10
said at 7:33 PM on Fri Apr 5 2013
Repeating what MegaMacTV said on another page, Merluzzi's clip is definitely lower than what it actually is.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 2:32 PM on Fri Apr 5 2013
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Am I the only one who likes Johnny Yong Bosch's Zero? He did a way better job than Lucas Gilbertson(he was great though). The other two just sucks.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:23 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
@WWEFAN12ization Does anyone like JYB? He's winning the poll!
WWEFAN12ization
said at 11:45 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Yes he is winning, but from what I'm reading in the comment here he's not getting so much support.
Silence
said at 12:15 AM on Sat Mar 9 2013
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Wayne Doster: One of the most infamous voice acting performances ever, and it's easy to see why. This was severely unfitting to Zero's character.

Jack Merluzzi: I see what he went for, but he sounds bored when he delivers his lines.

Lucas Gilbertson: A sarcastic professional, he gets my vote for Zero.

Johnny Yong Bosch: Sounds WAY too much like Ichigo Kurosaki. But a decent effort nonetheless.
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:01 AM on Wed Dec 19 2012
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Seriously, Bosch is winning? Dammit, he's just using Ichigo's voice for Zero, and it fits Ichigo a lot better than Zero.
Aussieroth
said at 11:03 PM on Tue Jan 8 2013
@TheTrueYuma Maaaaaybe if he actually did some proper dialogue I could judge better. I have a friend known as KiramaruXVI on youtube and he did the infamous "what am I fighting for" with a JYB-esque voice.... and he actually did it rather well.

That said, I don't think any of these guys came close, but JYB and Lucas I think are literally one half of the other. If it were up to me though I'd cast someone like Andrew Francis or Doug Erholtz as Zero.
TheTrueYuma
said at 2:55 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@Aussieroth Francis would probably be best considering he's Lin Chung.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:56 PM on Fri Jan 20 2012
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My redone opinion.

Wayne Doster- The voice is fine, it sounds a little like Matt Hill to me, but the acting...bleh. It's so bad its funny.

Jack Merrluzzi- it's too deep but between him and Wayne I'd go with him. I think I would get use to his voice while Doster I would just always laugh.

Lucas Gilberston- My favorite, he has a calm collected feel you would expect from a professional Mavrick Hunter, he also had an experience feel without sounding too old. Plus he did well in serious moments and his chemistry with X was nice.

Johnny Young Bosch- He's alright. He makes Zero sound mad all the time. On top of that he sounds hot headed and rash and lacks the professional feel that Lucas did. Though in his defense he didn't get much to work with and might have been better with real dialog. To be fair he is second in my ranking (though considering the other two that really isn't saying much)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:44 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
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Gilbertson is my favorite, but I like Bosch's performance too. The other two are just bad.
Aussieroth
said at 5:59 AM on Mon Feb 20 2012
@Nightmare Crusher The other two don't exist XD
Beaux
said at 12:49 PM on Thu Dec 15 2011
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Doster: The voice is OK if a bit high but the acting... In all honesty, I actually really love this performance for that very reason!

Merluzzi: The acting's iffy and the voice is too deep, but it was alright. With the music playing I was somehow reminded of Peter Cullen which is never a bad thing.

Gilbertson: Not good but not really bad either. I'm not very fond of his take.

Johnny Yong Bosch: His voice works well even if it is the same one he usually always uses so why change it? His acting gets my vote, even if he does always sound angry.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:48 PM on Sun Dec 4 2011
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Doster: The voice works, but his acting....eh.

Merluzzi: He tried a little too hard to sound like Ryotaro Okiayu and...well....he sounds ancient.

Gilbertson: He sounds like a surfer dude sometimes, but when it counts, he delivers.

Bosch: Hi. I'm Johnny Yong Bosch.
Belial Edge
said at 3:47 AM on Fri Oct 14 2011
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Sadly, Bosch takes the cake here no matter HOW MANY hate him.

And just so you know, Bosch as Renton and Sasori, now compare that to Zero/Ichigo/Lelouch/Yukimura. Try saying he's got no range now.
Ninjaman15
said at 3:20 PM on Wed Oct 19 2011
@Belial Edge I'll be honest: I, for one, DO NOT hate renowned voice actors such as Bosch, himself. My problem is VA talent akin to his kind is that they get waaaaaaay too much of a fanbase and are seemingly overhyped. However, I think the majority of his own roles anyway sound technically the same, with at least a few exceptions (Almaz is a nice example of this)

Maybe I could've voted for Gilbertson, if I had the chance. In fact, I can switch my vote if I want... But this won't slide, and I do know JYB more than Lucas.

P.S. I still think that Zack was the best Black Power Ranger!
Belial Edge
said at 11:44 PM on Fri Oct 21 2011
@Ninjaman15 Huh, that's true, but I think they should've decided on Bosch along on Zero sadly, even though it's like "UGH ANOTHER ZERO." Bosch's voice really did fit in with that, it's not about extending his roles, it's more about him making Zero sound better.

Yeah, he's got alot of roles and TOO MUCH at times, but Quinton Flynn and Monica Rial are around Bosch's age and also have pigeonholed roles. And yet they have MUCH less of a hatedom despite those two having WAY MORE roles than Bosch himself.
Smarttamarr94
said at 1:22 PM on Sat Oct 22 2011
@Belial Edge Monica Rial is around the same age but Quinton Flynn on the other hand isn't. Overall yes I agree on all counts.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:13 PM on Sat Oct 22 2011
@Belial Edge I think it's mostly because Johnny Yong Bosch gets a lot of main character roles. Quinton Flynn and Monica Rial have some important characters on their resume, but few of them are the stars.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:23 PM on Sun Dec 4 2011
@Beliail Edge & Ninjaman15 Like I said, the Studiopolis cast is just plain overused in the American voice-over industry. It's a shame really; there are several other English-recording studios for us to use, such as FUNimation, Ocean Group, Blue Water, and heck, even 4Kids.
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 12:17 AM on Mon Dec 5 2011
@pokemastanumba1 FUNimation still gets plenty of work, granted mostly in anime and some Video Games.

Sadly Ocean Group and Blue Water get used less nowadays because due to the currency exchange rates Canadian currency is worth more than American. In other words it can be too expensive for American companies to use Canadian talent. Though Capcom does have their new studio in Vancouver but its uncertain if Capcom would ever use it for a project other than a Dead Rising 2 game.

As for New York VA talent well 4Kids is pretty much dead, at least they occasionally get used in other productions such as Anime English dubs and occasionally in Marvels Motion Comics.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:58 PM on Tue Dec 6 2011
@pokemastanumba1 Besides, MVC3 isn't a Studiopolis job anyway. New Generation Pictures handled it. They also did Street Fighter IV.
pokemastanumba1
said at 4:23 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
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#1 Lucas Gilbertson
His slick-talking attitude and easygoing personality both work well in the chemistry between Zero and other characters in the series. Most of all, he did the best in giving Zero the balance to sound calm even in the most dire situations. The slight English accent was a nice touch!

#2 Johnny Yong Bosch
He did well with what little he had, and I would definitely like to hear more of him as Zero in a bigger and more serious role. To be fair, I can't give him the benefit of the doubt, nor do I think he really deserves to have the majority of votes like he does here, but I'll say he worked well.

#3 Wayne Doster/Jack Merluzzi
Both were so horrible I can't say which one was worse. XP
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:13 PM on Wed Oct 19 2011
@pokemastanumba1
I agree though I really don't hear an english accent with Lucas
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:17 PM on Sun Dec 4 2011
@Music Meister It's a very light one.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:38 PM on Sun May 1 2011
Not the first time Johnny was a character named Zero (anyone get the reference?) Anway Jonny did a alright job but I think I like Lucas a little better. The other two just plain suck.
Ninjaman15
said at 11:51 AM on Fri Jul 8 2011
@Music Meister I can agree with that, and personally, I got the reference since I HAVE seen clips of Code Geass... Then again, have you also got somewhat of a feeling that these sort of voice actors have been used way too much recently? Not a problem, but if dubbing companies such as Studiopolis need newer talent, then it can either be hard to find the right people, or you can at least let go of some VA's... Personally, just my opinion. But I wouldn't say Doster sucked, since he honestly fit a bit more than Merluzzi, who for some reason I keep forgetting for Snake (Well... David Hayter, anyway)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:11 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
@Ninjaman15 I said Doster sucked because of his voice acting, I guess his voice kinda fits if you ignore that.
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:58 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
@Music Meister That's the short and sweet way I would put it (your order of preference, I mean). Thank you!
pokemastanumba1
said at 4:08 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
@Ninjaman15 You know what, it's good you brought that up; the Studiopolis voice cast is REALLY getting overused these days. First it's Capcom with the release of SFIV, then it's SEGA when Sonic Colors comes by. What's next, will Nintendo eventually have their own voice cast taken over by them as well?

And well, idk (and like most others, don't care either) whether Wayne or Jack is better than the other; they both were just horrible as Zero.
Sonic_Blaze
said at 12:57 AM on Wed Mar 30 2011
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Johnny and Lucas sound similar and I really don't mind.
Jack is a little ways to deep to play as Zero though. and Wayne.. no one start that up again please
joshgrrr
said at 4:54 PM on Mon Feb 21 2011
Wayne Doster and Lucal Gilbertson for the win.
Changed mvc3 zero to japanese because it was so bad.
RedHumanJared15
said at 6:18 AM on Tue Mar 1 2011
@joshgrrr Although I agree with this opinion, Wayne Doster?!?! As much as I hate to admit it, but the voice acting for Megaman x4 is criticized by most people out there. But there is another thing: the anime style of the cutscenes are worthwhile, so I'll give you that. Lucas Gilbertson on the other hand seems to be the true Zero (english version), and the voice acting for Megaman x8, Command Mission, Day of Sigma OVA, and Maverick Hunter X improved greatly overtime. Future Megaman games should have acting like this anytime possible... But now you tell me that Johnny is unfit for Zero? It's a mixed opinion, but compare this to Jack: Jack's voice acting in x7 was a little too deep for the character, trying hard to sound like Ryotaro Okiayu. Bosch himself on the other hand seems natural and alright for me. You probably seem to be the type who are more attached to the past than today... That I can understand greatly 'cause growing up in the 90's was by far the greatest thing in mankind
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:04 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
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Johnny Yong Bosch added. Next time, people, make requests in the forums.
RedHumanJared15
said at 4:25 AM on Wed Feb 9 2011
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This is kinda lame to say and all, but I think Jack was better than Wayne for some reason... And yes, x4 was criticized for its awful voice acting like MM8 and I can see why, but people just despise the acting on x7 out of respect. Jack was very much how the character was portrayed later in the years, and I feel Wayne was only good for the anime cutscene styles of x4 and that infamous internet meme. Lucas Gilbertson is great, too... But when though he isn't on here, I'll go with Johnny Yong Bosch. Voice credits from him by Zero are taken from MvC3, btw.
RedHumanJared15
said at 4:27 AM on Wed Feb 9 2011
@RedHumanJared15 I meant to say, "even" after but.
wendy (Guest)
said at 9:17 PM on Wed Dec 1 2010
Aww. Why isn't there a clip from MMZX Advent?
I thought the guy who did Model Z's (Zero) voice was pretty good. LOLS He only spoke 1 line though.

Lucas was pretty good.
jared (Guest)
said at 4:34 PM on Sat Nov 20 2010
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JYB is pretty good as Zero... I can't wait to get Marvel vs Capcom 3! Someone should spare some time and add some voice clips
bp (Guest)
said at 8:48 AM on Tue Nov 16 2010
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Johnny Yong Bosch plays him in MVC3
jared (Guest)
said at 10:45 AM on Sat Nov 13 2010
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Lucas Gilbertson FTW!! Jack's voice sounds too dark, and Wayne's voice was only perfect for the anime-style of Megaman X4, and not any of the lines or tone.
tfff (Guest)
said at 6:24 AM on Sun Oct 24 2010
You kidding? Wayne Doyster for the win.

Megaman 8,Megaman X4 hell should have been in every game
mrz (Guest)
said at 4:25 PM on Wed Oct 6 2010
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I think they all kinda suck, Jack sounds too dark, Wayne is lame, and Lucas sounds like a goofy surfer. The Japanese voice is perfect, these guys...not so much.
megafan (Guest)
said at 6:01 PM on Sun Sep 19 2010
Lucas' Zero is horrible. Sounds like a surfer. Jack's is the best so far.
satoshi
said at 12:59 AM on Fri May 21 2010
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In a way you're right. But it was still pretty damn bad
megamanx4and5rule (Guest)
said at 6:43 PM on Sat May 8 2010
wayne's wasnt hilariously bad it suited the anime style of the game
satoshi
said at 3:50 AM on Sun May 2 2010
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Wayne's was hilariously bad

Jack's was the best voice in X7 but still pretty damn flat and uninspired

Lucas is perfect
czizzi (Guest)
said at 12:11 AM on Thu Jan 14 2010
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Luke Gilbertson


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