YMMV / Kevin Conroy

  • Can't Unhear It: His portrayal of Batman resonates strongly with many fans. Try reading any Batman media without hearing Batman's dialogue in Conroy's voice. Bruce Greenwood is considered to be one of the few who remotely hold a candle, though Greenwood couldn't be a long-term successor since he is only one year younger than Conroy. Roger Craig Smith was also praised for his work in Batman: Arkham Origins.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: He was living in New York when the September 11th attacks occurred, and volunteered as a cook at a cafeteria near Ground Zero, serving rescue and recovery workers. Somebody recognized him, and another cook requested he come out and say something. What did Conroy say? The page quote, of course! He was reportedly deeply humbled and flattered by the response.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: During his 1980 Kennedy Center debut in Deathtrap, he got into a fight with Brian Bedford on stage in the middle of the performance. Fortunately, the stage manager (Murray Gibley) stopped them, yelling "Gentlemen! Gentlemen! It's the theatre!"
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: He joined Patton Oswalt, Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, Christian Bale, and others in defending the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • Hype Backlash: Kevin Conroy is generally said to be the one true Batman. This is usually the viewpoint of DCAU and Comics Batfans. If YouTube and forum comments are anything to go by, many newer Batfans, particularly Dark Knight fans consider Conroy to be dull, robotic and a terrible actor and have no idea why people love him, other than nostalgia.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Every actor who has played Batman has been compared to Conroy. Of course, Conroy did play the character for a decade straight, and continues to even after the end of the DCAU.

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