YMMV / Troy Baker

  • Awesome Music: Troy is a good singer and decent musician. Apart from singing the ending song of Batman Arkham Origins, the work he's done with Akira Yamaoka and the ending credits theme for his character's campaign in Resident Evil 6, in 2014, he released an album titled "Sitting In The Fire", which isn't half bad.
  • Broken Base:
    • While few will disagree that Troy is a good actor, multiple people have expressed the opinion of being tired of his voice being in the vast majority of AAA games following Bioshock Infinite (Similar to how Nolan North was overcast following the success of Uncharted). This reached its peak with Far Cry 4, though most of his critics admitted that his work as Pagan Min was still very good.
    • Batman: Arkham Knight was another contentious example- Troy is not only reprising his role of Two-Face from Arkham City, but he is also voicing the Arkham Knight himself. That's two main characters voiced by the same person, not counting the fact that he voiced Robin in City in addition to Two-Face, as well as The Joker in Origins And now we can add Jason Todd to that list.. Overall? That's five main characters within one franchise voiced by the same person. Someone once joked that the rain drops in Arkham Knight were voiced by Baker.
    • The whole Twitter (Troy, on Twitter, quoted someone else's joke about how Brett Michaels resembled Mickey Rourke after an attempt to become Caitlyn Jenner, which was met with slews of backlash from the more socially conscious side of his fanbase) fiasco has since divided people between those that feel Troy was going out his way to be offensive and didn't apologise, those that feel the response was disproportionate while criticising his behaviour (Namely, that he didn't respond to said criticism and fled Twitter soon after), those who are enraged at the people who harassed Troy and consider them scumbags who took a joke out of proportion and those that feel the situation is just a storm in a teacup. Either way, Troy was forced to leave Twitter for three months.
    • Some anime and jRPG fans are a bit disappointed that his presence in anime and jRPGs have greatly diminished ever since his role motion capture role in a AAA game, The Last of Us, noting that his jRPG role as Yuri Lowell in Tales of Vesperia help put him in the video gaming spotlight. Many of them are okay with this, seeing that Troy has become a union-only voice actor right now and Matthew Mercer managed to fill in his shoes for anime titles and jRPGs while he works in the big name titles. Other finds are a bit uncomfortable, seeing the high demand of his motion capture work in AAA video game titles has completely limited his original roots of how he entered voice acting in the first place.
  • Discredited Meme: While he loved doing the Excalibur song early on in his career, he's made it clear that as time has passed, he's much less fond of it than he was previously. (Presumably due to the taxing of his vocal chords when he does it.)
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He was recently run off Twitter in a particularly vicious manner. (See Mis-blamed below for more details).
  • Fake Brit: He's really good at pulling off British accents. Compare November 11, Excalibur, Schneizel, Charles Gregory, Arlon, Van Kleiss, Sinestro, Loki, and Jetfire.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • His fans and Nolan North's. Nolan and Troy however do not share the sentiment however, are great friends in real life and mock the idea of a "competition" between them during interviews.
    • His fans and Mark Hamill's. However, Troy revealed at a panel that during the development of the Arkham Origins game, Mark was allowed to see the work that had been done and was very satisfied at Troy's portrayal of The Joker.
  • Funny Moments: Most of his panels have these in spades.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Troy voiced Robin in Batman: Arkham City. He then went on to voice Nightwing in Injustice: Gods Among Us, Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins, and Red Hood in Batman: Arkham Knight; mirroring the character progression of Dick Grayson, DCAU!Tim Drake, and Jason Todd.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Near universally beloved back when he mostly voiced supporting characters in anime, a Base Breaker now that he voices a main character of most high profile video games.
  • Mis-blamed: Troy was blamed for the joke about Caitlyn Jenner since he tweeted it from his account, not as a retweet. While perhaps he should have given credit, the joke was not originally made by him, yet he's received more backlash (up to and including death threats) than the joke's creator, to the point of essentially being run off Twitter for someone else's joke.
  • Moment of Awesome: Every time he voices The Joker, period! He's the only actor who's actually able to do a spot-on impression of the Mark Hamill version. Who else can say they've played both Batman and The Joker?
    • His career in general. Starting as a unknown musician who only got into voice acting by doing voice-overs for commercials, Baker eventually joined funimation, established himself as one of their veteran voice actors and then broke into video games, winning significant mainstream attention within the span of a few years.
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