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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kabal with sound clips and images.
Kabal is one of the characters in the Mortal Kombat series (whom has been both a protagonist and a antagonist) whom made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3. Kabal was a member of the Black Dragon Clan until he was attacked by Shao Kahn's forces and was horrifically scarred and now is living due to the respirator mask on his face and joined the forces of good so he can get back at Shao Kahn. One thing that is somewhat inconsistent about Kabal is his alignment since over the course of the original timeline he went back to being evil and in the new timeline he was a former criminal whom became a good guy but lets just say now his future alignment is rather uncertain. However there are certain consistent aspects about Kabal such as he has abilities such as being able to run very fast and he uses weapons such as sawblades and his trademark Hook Swords.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Mortal Kombat VC section we have a little something for this member/enemy of the Black Dragon... KABAL! Kabal appeared for one episode in the Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm series voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. While I will admit that it is slightly disappointing on how the show didn't do any voice of vocal effect when Kabal was speaking with his mask but that was the only complaint I have as KMR's rather raspy voice for the role was rather fitting. Kevin's voice for the role did have a raspy feel as the scratchiness in his voice is a bit light in comparison but it is still works for the role pretty well. Back when the Defenders of the Realm series came in was back when Kabal was a good guy and Kevin's performance suited that well as he does a good job in trying to play Kabal as more sympathetic role and it is a good example of the voice work in that show.
In the Mortal Kombat games during the 2000's such as Mortal Kombat Armageddon Jarod Pranno does get to take over the role here. Jarod's voice is fairly suiting for the role as it does have a decent amount of raspiness (and I did like that they did do some vocal effects to his voice since Kabal wears that mask). However Jarod's performance for the role was alright but to be fair Kabal only had about a couple of lines and the writing was not terrible but it does come off as a bit generic though. So in other words Jarod's work for the role is decent and gets the job done but its not the most memorable performance here either.
In the 2011 Mortal Kombat game David Lodge gets to take over the role and let me tell you now he was a great choice for this role here. David Lodge's raspy and rough was VERY fitting for the role here (and the slight effects for his voice on the mask are a nice touch). David's performance was also very fitting as someone whom is definitely willing to take any bad guy down but is also still very much a good guy even after he was severely scarred, and David's work is easily a very fine example of the voice work in that game. Overall I am clearly going with David Lodge the most with Kevin Michael Richardson at a close second and Jarod Pranno at a decent third.