Odion Ishtar
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Odion Ishtar

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Odion Ishtar with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Yu-Gi-Oh!

Odion Ishstar AKA Rashid Ishtar in the original Japanese anime and manga is the adoptive brother of Marik and Ishizu Ishtar.

Odion became second-in-command of the Rare Hunters with Marik as leader. Even when mistreated or had his life threatened he remained loyal to Marik. During the Battle City tournament Odion pretended to be Marik while Marik himself entered the tournament under the guise of Namu. Odion is the only person capable of suppressing the dark half of Marik.

In the English dub version of the anime by 4Kids Entertainment Odion was voiced by J David Brimmer. During flashbacks as a teenager and young adult, Odion was voiced by Ted Lewis.

In a lesser known English dub by Odex Ltd Odion was voiced by Brian Zimmerman.
Created by Jackson_H on Dec 12 2009
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Odion IshtarBrian Zimmerman
Brian Zimmerman
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Odion IshtarTed Lewis
Ted Lewis
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Odion IshtarJ David Brimmer
J David Brimmer


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said at 2:22 AM on Mon Apr 30 2018
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This is J David Brimmer's Best 4Kids Dub role IMO.
said at 3:23 AM on Sun Apr 29 2018
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J. David Brimmer/Michael Alston Baley just sounds so intelligent and amazing in the role giving Odion the most depth and presence and subtle in tone too. In fact I'd go further and say this is one of the best voices in the 4Kids dub.

Ted Lewis is good as the younger version and Brian Zimmerman sounds rather grimdark. I mean the voice itself is actually rather cool sounding but at the same time I think he makes Odion sound a little too evil.
said at 2:08 PM on Sat Oct 22 2016
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J. David Brimmer gave Odion the most depth and presence of the group: he managed to make him sound very intelligent, wise, but also calm & very subtle in tone.

Ted Lewis was a good fit for the younger Odion, though, I thought he fit the part well.

Brian Zimmerman sounds too gruff and deep in the part, as well as menacing: I can see what he's going for in the subtle delivery aspect, but I don't agree with the voice he went with, more or less.
said at 7:21 AM on Sat Oct 22 2016
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J. David Brimmer had an absolutely fantastic voice and performance for Odion! Brian Zimmerman is actually good too (if a bit' over the top" evil-sounding at times) but David Brimmer's take is too awesome to not vote for here!

Ted Lewis was pretty fitting as the younger Odionfor sure! But I don't know if he would have been able to bring the same amount of depth to the role that David did as the older Odion however. Still, he has a great performance as well!
said at 12:34 PM on Sat Oct 15 2016
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J. David Brimmer was excellent as Odion. He brought a lot of depth to the role, and had an epic voice.

Ted Lewis works as a younger version, but he's had better roles.

Brian Zimmerman actually sounds pretty cool, but at the same time, he makes Odion sound way too evil.
said at 1:19 PM on Tue Sep 13 2016
It's funny how Odex's version makes Odion sound like a cliched evil person (at least to me), something that 4Kids would've likely done.

Brimmer nails the role to a tee. Never have I heard so much depth for a character, especially given the company managing the dub at the time.

Lewis sounds a little hollow though...
said at 6:25 PM on Sat Mar 12 2016
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J. David Brimmer's voice and performance as Odion is absolutely EPIC! He definitely gave Odion the most depth and presence. I think only up until recently this was my favourite role of his and definitely one of the major highlights from the 4Kids dub of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Ted Lewis is a good younger voice for Odion.

Brian Zimmerman sounds way too grimdark, it's a cool voice but it doesn't fit the character. It kind of reminds me of Michael Wincott's Scroop.

J. David Brimmer has got my vote for sure.
said at 5:47 PM on Thu Sep 24 2015
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J. David Brimmer- He was great and gave the role so much depth and presence.

Ted Lewis- Pretty good younger voice for the character.

Brian Zimmerman- He sounds straight up evil like he's malicious, which isn't really this character.
said at 8:28 PM on Fri Nov 14 2014
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What if Paul Dobson or Blu Mankuma voiced Odion?
said at 8:41 PM on Fri Nov 14 2014
@Bauglir100 Not bad...
said at 2:38 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
 9 Shout Outs!
J David Brimmer just gave this role so much weight and presence. Ted Lewis did a good young Odion too. Brian Zimmerman...he just sounds too creepy and evil sounding, almost like Vicious from "Cowboy Bebop" or Toguro from "Yu Yu Hakusho." And I also keep expecting to hear him start talking about the Gummi Bears.
said at 3:31 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
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J. David Brimmer for the older Odion (aka Rashid).
Ted Lewis for the younger Odion (aka Rashid).

Brian Zimmerman sounds too evil, though he's pretty good as well.
said at 1:27 AM on Sun Dec 11 2011
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They all sound decent to me.
Although Zimmerman made him sound evil, which he really isn't. I still liked it, though.
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