Ox-King
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Ox-King

Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Ox-King with sound clips and images.

Number of Comparisons: 6
Franchise: Dragon Ball

Ox-King, also referred to as Ox-Demon King when his castle was engulfed in flames, is the king of Fire Mountain, as well as the father of Chi-Chi, the father in-law of Goku, the grandfather of Gohan and Goten, and the great grandfather of Pan. At first shown to be an intimidating giant , his encounter with Goku in Dragon Ball reveals a more calm and humble nature with Ox-King. Even if he's a giant, he's shown to be quite lovable and fun, only wishing for the best for his little girl.

Created by Bry on Jan 17 2020

EDITOR'S OPINION

Hello, everyone! To celebrate the release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot today, we're going to take a look at the great Ox-King!

Dave 'Squatch' Ward is the first English voice actor for Ox-King. While he gets his oafish, hammy and warm nature down, I don't really think it really resonates with me. It's a good voice and a decent performance, but I dunno.

Mark Britten replaces Dave Ward in the original 1999 Funimation broadcast, and the voice sounds really nasty to listen to. Even if Ox-King doesn't drink beer, he should not sound like a chain smoker. The performance here is pretty bad too, sad to say.

Kyle Hebert replaces him in the remastered DBZ dub, Dragon Ball, and so forth to this day. I have no idea what happened here. I know he can do deep voices, but he does this deep guttural voice that makes me think less of what Ox-King could sound like, and more like Muscle Man and even Yajirobe himself. It just doesn't fit.

Dave Pettit is honestly my favorite of the voice actors. His performance doesn't disappoint, and his voice is really natural for this sort of character, a boisterous large family man. No forced deepness here, just someone who lives in the mountains and has a daughter he cares for.

David Gasman does a guttural thing like Kyle, but his voice is naturally deep enough that he doesn't have to put on as fake a voice.

Paul Bandey does Ox-King in the Trunks special, and it's perfectly adequate to what an aged Ox-King sounds like. I just wish it could be more heavy, but for an old Ox-King it's fine.

1. Pettit
2. Squatch
3. Gasman
4. Bandey
5. Hebert
6. Britten


Bry

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BTVA POLL
Who do you think has been the best from these Ox-King voice actors?
Dave Squatch Ward
Mark Britten
Kyle Hebert
Dave Pettitt
David Gasman
Paul Bandey