3rd Annual BTVA Anime Awards

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Wed Jul 7 2010, 12 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Transformers (1984)
Air RaidRob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
Air RaidLiam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Game (2011)
Air RaidRick D Wasserman
Rick D Wasserman


Alright folks its been a while since the last time we at BTVA did a VC for one of the Aerialbots and here is one for Air Raid!

In the original G1 series he is voiced by VA Rob Paulsen. Air Raid is a cocky energetic young Autobot in which energetic young male voices are one of Rob's specialties. The only problem I have is that Rob's voice for Air Raid is only somewhat different than his voice for fellow Aerialbot Slingshot (doesn't help that Slingshot's personality is rather similar as well granted Slingshot can be a little bit more abrasive but that's a different story). Though to be fair I have heard worse cases of overly similar voices in this show let alone in general. But to be honest that's the only problem I really have because its an overall pretty good example of Rob's work in its own right.

Air Raid never truly had a voice acted speaking part until the recent Transformers War for Cybertron game in which he is voiced by VA Liam O'Brien. And I must say that while Liam's Air Raid voice is a bit lower than Rob's but other than that his voice is similar to Rob's handiwork. While Liam's performance does reflect on how this storyline that Air Raid is in is a tad bit more serious it did still give a "Cocky Young Man" feel. Not the finest work in that game or that Liam has done but its a pretty good performance nevertheless.

Overall I liked both and while this is another case of fairly above average work from otherwise fine VAs both have done pretty well with this role.


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said at 7:30 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Rob Paulsen
2) Liam O'Brien
3) Rick D. Wasserman
said at 5:39 AM on Tue Feb 12 2013
# 1 - Liam O'Brien.
# 2 - Rick D. Wasserman.
said at 9:48 PM on Wed Nov 28 2012
We Need Nolan North as Air Raid.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:24 PM on Mon Nov 5 2012
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Dark of the Moon Air-Raid looks a little like Spawn...
said at 1:41 PM on Sun Sep 14 2014
@Music Meister I was thinking the exact same thing.
said at 3:26 PM on Thu Apr 26 2012
All three are pretty good as Air Raid, but I'm gonna go with Liam O'Brien.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:16 PM on Wed Jul 7 2010
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It's funny because in the clips given, Liam O'Brien sounds more like Rob Paulsen than Paulsen himself.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:01 PM on Wed Jul 7 2010
Rob Paulsen is one of my all-time favorite voice actors - but I think for this character, OBrien is more fitting as well.
said at 7:56 PM on Wed Jul 7 2010
I'm going with Liam OBrien

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