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Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Tirek with sound clips and images.
Franchise: My Little Pony

Tirek is a villainous centaur who made his debut in the TV special My Little Pony: Rescue at Midnight Castle. In the special, Tirek is the ruler of Midnight Castle, which he took over from the previous ruler, a prince whom Tirek subsequently turned into his minion Scorpan. Tirek aims to capture four ponies to transform into savage dragon-like beasts that would pull his Chariot of Midnight. He is armed with the Rainbow of Darkness, an energy that is capable of corrupting any living thing it envelops and has the potential to bring about eternal night.

In the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fourth season finale "Twilight's Kingdom", Tirek is an escaped prisoner of Tartarus who seeks to steal all the magic of Equestria. He originally attempted to do so long ago, but was betrayed by his brother Scorpan and banished to the pits of Tartarus. This incarnation of Tirek has the ability to orally siphon a pony's magic and add it to his own, allowing him to become larger and stronger with every pony he leeches off of.

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For what minimal characterization Tirek received in his debut appearance, Caroli certainly brought a satisfactory amount of authority, menace and theatrics to the character and makes for one of the more memorable voice performances from the franchise's early days.

Comparitavely, Acheson's performance benefits from being much more faceted. For the first half of the two-parter, Tirek is a small and weak character that one would nevertheless not want to run into, and Acheson's quiet and wizened delivery compliments that aspect nicely. In the two-parter's second half, Tirek is much larger and more powerful, and Acheson modifies his voice accordingly by making it louder and stronger. Acheson's naturally low and rough sound goes with this change wonderfully as it gives the character a fittingly bigger sense of presence.

While both actors did well with their respective performances, I'm giving this one to Acheson.



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Who do you think has been the best from these Tirek voice actors?
Victor Caroli
Mark Acheson