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Oww... Anyway, Troy Baker is a voice actor from Texas whose forte seems to be playing
, be they heroic or villainous. On the other hand, though, he's also good at playing
characters, even though some of them
just might end up being the former when prov-- *THWACK!* FOOL!
Troy Baker's legend dates back in the late 19th century, you know...
AH, SHADDAP! Recently he has been doing voiceover work in California and with this change his forte has switched to playing
. If he voices a character like this, expect a character voiced by
Johnny Yong Bosch
to oppose him. Also seems to like playing a
, generally either the
The Mean Brit
Troy married his wife Pam on October 13, 2012. Apparently, this is one of the main reasons why
Matthew Mercer took over his role
as Kanji in the second half of the Persona 4 anime.
Notable roles by Troy Baker: Abel Nightroad in Trinity Blood Action Bastard in Shin Chan Akatsuki Kain in Vampire Knight Alec Mason in Red Faction: Guerilla Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite The Boss (one of his voices) in and Saints Row The Third Saints Row IV Buck the Exile Human Spellslinger Explorer in Wild Star Charles Gregory in Binary Domain The Dark Knight himself in , plus Lego Batman 2 Sinestro, Brainiac and Two-Face, again. Delsin Rowe in inFAMOUS: Second Son Espio the Chameleon in (2010-current) Sonic the Hedgehog Excalibur in ( Soul Eater FOOL!) Frank Archer in Fullmetal Alchemist Gin in Detective Conan Hoi in Dragon Ball Z Movie 13: Wrath of the Dragon Jake Muller in Resident Evil 6 He also sings the ending theme for Jake's campaign. James in the Xbox 360/ PS3 version of Silent Hill 2 Jenos Hazard in Black Cat Jetfire and Zeta Prime in Transformers: War for Cybertron Jin Kariya in Bleach He was also Ganryu in The Movie Bleach: Memories of Nobody. Joel in The Last of Us Joseph Allen and random Army Rangers in Modern Warfare 2 Kai Leng in Mass Effect 3 Kanji Tatsumi and Shadow Kanji in , which could also be considered a second Persona 4 Star-Making Role. More details below. Kazkis Proxy in Ergo Proxy Kouga Gennosuke in Basilisk Kul Tesska in the video game. Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes Logan Thackeray in Guild Wars 2 Loki and Hawkeye in Ultimate Spider-Man Madarao and Kaguro in Kekkaishi Makoto Kawazu in Desert Punk Markus Vaughn in Trauma Center Appropriately, as Sgt. Matt Baker in Brothers in Arms Migrant AC, Zodiac #3 and the second computer voice in Armored Core 5 Mitsunari Ishida in and the anime Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Nova in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 November 11 in Darker than Black Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Orkos in God of War: Ascension Pyrrhon and Arlon in Kid Icarus: Uprising Ryu Hayabusa in the series (from Dead or Alive Dimensions on) and Ninja Gaiden 3 Schneizel el Britannia in Code Geass Sigma in the promotional anime for Virtue's Last Reward and Kyle Klim in the game proper. Simon Blackquill in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Sinestro ( again) and Nightwing in Injustice: Gods Among Us Siris in Infinity Blade Snow Vill iers in ( Final Fantasy XIII STEELGUARD!) Sol Badguy in Guilty Gear 2: Overture Suzaku in Trinity Universe Terrance Brooks, and the Black Ops Multiplayer Announcer by proxy in . Also does some additional voices. Call of Duty: Black Ops Two-Face and Robin in Batman: Arkham City Valvatorez in Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Van Kleiss and Biowulf in Generator Rex Vincent Brooks in Catherine Whirlwind, Clay Quartermain, Grey Gargoyle, Blizzard, Ulik, Faradei, Groot, and Michael Korvac in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Yamato and Pain in Naruto Yun in Mana-Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy Yuri Lowell in , which was his Tales of Vesperia Star-Making Role in the video game industry. Zenith in Star Wars: The Old Republic Zuuma in Slayers Revolution Tropes frequently used for this actor's roles Badass Baritone: Normally uses a deep voice in many of the characters he voices. This is especially true if the character is an Anti-Hero or a villain. Evil Sounds Deep: Whenever he plays a villain, expect them to have a deep voice. Fake Brit: He's really good at pulling off British accents. Compare November 11, Excalibur, Schneizel, Charles Gregory, Arlon, Van Kleiss, Sine stro, Loki, and Jetfire. Man of a Thousand Voices: As expected from a veteran Funimation voice actor residing in LA. Nobody Loves the Bassist: Inverted; Troy is a talented player (to the point of playing a Silent Hill music concert with Akira Yamaoka, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Joe Romersa at SabotenCon in 2013), and he's also consistently noted as being extremely friendly to fans. One of Us: A few days after this TV Tropes 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 Johnny Yong Bosch. Coincidence? Playing Against Type: Shadow Kanji. Actual YouTube comment: "Why, Troy Baker, why?" If flamboyance could count as against type, then Eikichi probably qualifies too. His performance as Michael Korvac seems to draw mostly from feelings of paranoia and fear. Snow Villiers is a famous example. Jazz is also a good example. A younger version of Mark Hamill's Joker in . Batman: Arkham Origins 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. Promoted Fanboy: Relationship Voice Actor: He and Tomokazu Seki voice Kanji Tatsumi and Mitsunari Ishida. Also with another seiyuu and with his other Star-Making Role: He and Kosuke Toriumi voice Yuri Lowell and Eikichi Mishina. They also share the role of Sigma. After FFXIII, he and Ali Hillis have curiously been working together often. Snow and Lightning, Ryu Hayabusa and Mizuki, Palutena and Arlon/Pyrrhon, Dirk and Audrey Gassenarl, Pain and Karin, Kai Leng and Liara T'soni... He and Laura Bailey also seem to be working together on multiple occasions ( Nova and Chun-Li, Mitsunari Ishida and Oichi, Kanji Tatsumi and Rise Kujikawa, Vincent Brooks and Catherine, Excalibur and Maka Albarn, Booker DeWitt and Lady Comstock, Hawkeye and Black Widow, Siris and Isaline, and Espio and Blaze.) Not to mention fellow Funimation veteran Travis Willingham. almost looks like a CG buddy flick inFAMOUS: Second Son with the two. He's also teamed up with Jennifer Hale many times. Serkis Folk: He does a good bit of mocap work along with the voice acting in many video games such as and The Last of Us . 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. inFAMOUS: Second Son Star-Making Role: He had two in 2008: Yuri Lowell in and Kanji Tatsumi in Tales of Vesperia Persona4. However, arguably the former could be consider the most important one, since 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. Tales of Vesperia 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 , Joel in Bioshock Infinite , and the Joker in The Last of Us . Batman: Arkham Origins