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Troy Baker is a voice actor from Texas whose forte seems to be playing [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating assholes]], be they heroic or villainous. On the other hand, though, he's also good at playing [[PluckyComicRelief comedic]] characters, even though some of them [[ObfuscatingStupidity just might end up being the former]].

Recently he has been doing voiceover work in California and with this change his forte has switched to playing {{Magnificent Bastard}}s. If he voices a character like this, expect a character voiced by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch to oppose him. Also seems to like playing a FakeBrit, generally either the EvilBrit or TheMeanBrit.[[note]]Kazkis Proxy and Schneizel have that EvilBrit thing going for them; November 11 and Excalibur are actually supposed to be British and have aspects of TheMeanBrit.[[/note]]

Troy married his wife Pam on October 13, 2012. Apparently, this is one of the main reasons why Creator/MatthewMercer [[TheOtherDarrin took over his role]] as Kanji in the second half of the ''Persona 4'' anime.

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/TroyBakerVA account]].
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!!Notable roles by Troy Baker:
* [[PlayingAgainstType Abel Nightroad]] in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''
* Action Bastard in ''[[Anime/ShinChan Crayon Shin-chan]]''
* Akatsuki Kain in ''Manga/VampireKnight''
* Alec Mason in ''Franchise/RedFaction: Guerilla''
* Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''
* The Boss (one of his voices) in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''
* Buck the Exile Human Spellslinger Explorer in ''VideoGame/WildStar''
* Charles Gregory in ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain''
* The Dark Knight himself in ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes]]'', plus SelfDemonstrating/{{Sinestro}}, Brainiac and Two-Face, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity again]].
* Delsin Rowe in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''
* Espio the Chameleon in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (2010-current)
* Excalibur in ''Manga/SoulEater'' ([[CatchPhrase FOOL!]])
* Frank Archer in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''
** [[spoiler:The second Greed]] in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''
* Gin in ''[[Manga/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]''
* Hoi in ''Anime/DragonBallZ: Wrath of the Dragon''
* Jake Muller in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''
** He also sings the ending theme for Jake's campaign.
* James in the Xbox 360/[=PS3=] version of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2''
* Jenos Hazard in ''Manga/BlackCat''
* Jetfire and Zeta Prime in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
** Jetfire, Kickback, and Jazz in ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''
* Jin Kariya in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ganryu in TheMovie ''[[Anime/BleachMovies Bleach: Memories of Nobody]]''
* Joel in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''
* Joseph Allen and random Army Rangers in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''
* Kai Leng in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''
* Kanji Tatsumi and [[spoiler:Shadow Kanji]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', which could also be considered a second StarMakingRole. More details below.
** Eikichi 'Michel' Mishina in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''
* Kazkis Proxy in ''Anime/ErgoProxy''
* Kouga Gennosuke in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''
* Kul Tesska in the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes]]'' video game
* Logan Thackeray in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2''
* Loki and Hawkeye in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''
* Lyndon the Scoundrel in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''
* Madarao and Kaguro in ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}''
* Makoto Kawazu in ''Manga/DesertPunk''
* Markus Vaughn in ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter''
* Sgt. Matt Baker, [[TheDanza appropriately]], in ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms''
* Migrant AC, Zodiac #3 and the second computer voice in ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore 5''
* Mitsunari Ishida in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara: Samurai Heroes'' and the anime
* Comicbook/{{Nova}} in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3''
* November 11 in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
* Ocelot in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''
* Orkos in ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWar God of War: Ascension]]''
* Pyrrhon and Arlon in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''
* Ryu Hayabusa in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series (from ''Dimensions'' on) and ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3''
* Schneizel el Britannia in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Sigma in the promotional anime for ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' [[spoiler: and Kyle Klim in the game proper.]]
* Simon Blackquill in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''
* Sinestro ([[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame again]]) and Nightwing in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
* Siris in ''VideoGame/InfinityBlade''
* [[PlayingAgainstType Snow]] [[TheHero Vill]][[TheIdealist iers]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', and ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' ([[MemeticMutation STEELGUARD!]])
* Sol Badguy in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear 2: Overture''
* Suzaku in ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse''
* Syam Vist in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''
* Terrance Brooks, and the Black Ops Multiplayer Announcer by proxy in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. Also does some additional voices.
* Two-Face and Robin in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham''
* Valvatorez in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten''
* Van Kleiss and Biowulf in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''
* Vincent Brooks in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Whirlwind, Clay Quartermain, Grey Gargoyle, Blizzard, Ulik, Faradei, Groot, and Michael Korvac in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* Yamato and Pain in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Yun in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''
* Yuri Lowell in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', which was his StarMakingRole in the video game industry.
* Zenith in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''
* Zuuma in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Revolution''

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!!Tropes frequently used for this actor's roles
* TheAce: Simply put, he's one of the most talented voice actors out there, a great singer, handsome to boot and able to make any role he plays extremely good. There's also the fact that he's considered '''the''' best voice actor and up there with Creator/SteveBlum, and Creator/CrispinFreeman in terms of sheer popularity.
* BadassBaritone: Normally uses a deep voice in many of the characters he voices. This is especially true if the character is an AntiHero or a villain.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Whenever he plays a villain, expect them to have a deep voice.
* FakeBrit: He's ''really'' good at pulling off British accents. Compare [[Anime/DarkerThanBlack November 11]], [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Schneizel]], [[VideoGame/BinaryDomain Charles Gregory]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Arlon]], [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Van Kleiss]], [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Sine]][[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs stro]], [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan Loki]], and [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron Jetfire]].
* ManOfAThousandVoices: As expected from a veteran Funimation voice actor residing in LA.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Inverted; Troy is a talented player (to the point of playing a ''Silent Hill'' music concert with Creator/AkiraYamaoka, Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn and Joe Romersa at [=SabotenCon=] in 2013), and he's also consistently noted as being extremely friendly to fans.
* OneOfUs: A few days after this page was posted on Troy's official Facebook fanpage, he mentioned at a convention the similarities between Ganryu and Kariya, and his PTSD whenever he sees Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. Coincidence?
** In WebVideo/TableTop [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU9FzW5QyEg S2E15: Unspeakable Words]], he opens by playing '''''Trope''''' as a word.
* PlayingAgainstType: [[CampGay Shadow]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Kanji]]. Actual [=YouTube=] comment: "Why, Troy Baker, why?"
** If flamboyance could count as against type, then [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Eikichi]] probably qualifies too.
** His performance as [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Michael Korvac]] seems to draw mostly from feelings of paranoia and fear.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 Villiers]] is a famous example.
** [[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron Jazz]] is also a good example.
** A younger version of Creator/MarkHamill's Joker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
** In recent years, Troy has completely avoided being typecast as he plays a wide variety of distinct roles; in ''Kid Icarus'' alone, his two characters are polar opposites.
* PromotedFanboy:
** He's a huge fan of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and would later get to voice [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Two-Face, Robin]], [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Batman]], [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs Nightwing]] and [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Joker]].
** Was also a huge fan of ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' and got to work with Naughty Dog on ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: He and Creator/TomokazuSeki voice Kanji Tatsumi and Mitsunari Ishida.
** Also with another seiyuu and with his other StarMakingRole: He and Creator/KosukeToriumi voice Yuri Lowell and Eikichi Mishina.
*** They also share the role of [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward Sigma]].
** After FFXIII, he and Creator/AliHillis have curiously been working together often. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow and Lightning]], [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa and Mizuki]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Palutena and Arlon/Pyrrhon]], [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII Dirk and Audrey Gassenarl]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Pain and Karin]], [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Kai Leng and Liara T'soni]]...
** He and Creator/LauraBailey also seem to be working together on multiple occasions ([[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Nova and Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Mitsunari Ishida and Oichi]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Kanji Tatsumi and Rise Kujikawa]], [[VideoGame/{{Catherine}} Vincent Brooks and Catherine]], [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur and Maka Albarn]], [[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite Booker DeWitt and Lady Comstock]], [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble Hawkeye and Black Widow]], [[VideoGame/InfinityBlade Siris and Isaline]], [[Series/SonicTheHedgehog Espio and Blaze]], and [[VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon Delsin Rowe and Abigail "Fetch" Walker]].
** Not to mention fellow Funimation veteran Creator/TravisWillingham. ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' almost looks like a CG buddy flick [[InkSuitActor with the two]].
** He's also teamed up with Creator/JenniferHale many times.
* SerkisFolk: He does a good bit of mocap work along with the voice acting in many video games such as ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' and ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''. In fact, he's one of the many voice actors to promote this in the American video game industry thanks to the advancing technology in many video game consoles.
* StarMakingRole: He had two in 2008: Yuri Lowell in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' and Kanji Tatsumi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. However, arguably the former could be consider the most important one, since ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' came out several months earlier and most of the characters he's made ever since are more similar to Yuri than to Kanji. Still, with Kanji he proved his incredible versatility.
** Snow from ''FFXIII'' is arguably the third big one for him. After that, he started landing more and more game roles.
** 2013 turned out to be yet another year of star making roles, with highly acclaimed lead roles in three of the most critically acclaimed games of the year: Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', Joel in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', and the Joker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
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-->[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins "Ding Dong, the Bat is dead! Which old Bat? The dumb old Bat! Ding Dong, the dumb old Bat is dead! HAHAHAHAHA!"]]
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