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(The Direct)   He was vengeance. He was the night. He was Batman. Subby has a sad   (thedirect.com) divider line
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2022-11-11 11:28:15 AM  
Well, fark.

RIP best Batman.
 
2022-11-11 11:33:27 AM  
Bummer. It was fun seeing him play Bruce Wayne in live-action on the CW that one time.
 
2022-11-11 11:37:52 AM  
I heard this about half an hour ago, and it was a punch to the stomach for me.

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2022-11-11 11:39:28 AM  
That is unfortunate.  He was a great Batman.
 
2022-11-11 11:40:27 AM  
I just saw Tara Strongs instagram post about it. I AM GUTTED. This one hurts
 
2022-11-11 11:41:12 AM  
Ouch. This one hurts. I read a while back that he wasn't in the best of health, but still.... <SIGH>

Rest In Peace, Mr. Conroy. And Thank You for being the Best.....Batman.....EVER!
 
2022-11-11 11:41:23 AM  
I saw Kevin Conroy trending on Twitter and had an offhand thought of "What, did he die?", then clicked the link while expecting to see some news about something that he did recently.

Well, my expectations were technically accurate.

Batman (Kevin Conroy) - Am I Blue?
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2022-11-11 11:41:46 AM  
Nobody will ever be able to replicate how he made Batman sound menacing with what was easily the softest Dark Knight voice of all the animated series.  We lost a true artist.
 
2022-11-11 11:42:01 AM  

browneye: Ouch. This one hurts. I read a while back that he wasn't in the best of health, but still.... <SIGH>

Rest In Peace, Mr. Conroy. And Thank You for being the Best.....Batman.....EVER!


Staying up all night getting into fights with hardened criminals and then staying up all day to run a business could not have been good for him.
 
2022-11-11 11:43:16 AM  

Flappyhead: Nobody will ever be able to replicate how he made Batman sound menacing with what was easily the softest Dark Knight voice of all the animated series.  We lost a true artist.


Justice League: Unlimited- Death of Ace
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2022-11-11 11:44:17 AM  
Batman and Gallagher are smashing bad guys in... Oh, who am I kidding there is no afterlife.
 
2022-11-11 11:44:23 AM  

Dimensio: I saw Kevin Conroy trending on Twitter and had an offhand thought of "What, did he die?", then clicked the link while expecting to see some news about something that he did recently.

Well, my expectations were technically accurate.

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I never would have thought he had such a great singing voice for jazz.  I'm crying even harder now.
 
2022-11-11 11:44:24 AM  
What?  Fark.  No.  shiat.

/no coherent words
 
2022-11-11 11:44:27 AM  
One of the greatest voices in television. RIP The Batman.
 
2022-11-11 11:46:35 AM  

nmrsnr: Well, fark.

RIP best animated Batman.


FTFY

He's tied for first on the live action list.  I honestly wanted more of the Crisis on Infinite Earths Batman he portrayed.
 
2022-11-11 11:49:49 AM  
RIP to The Batman. I has a sad.
 
2022-11-11 11:51:05 AM  
This will be my favorite scene from TAS, and the way both Kevin and Arleen read it is perfection.

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2022-11-11 11:51:27 AM  
Best Batman Ever. Period.

Mark Hamill will have an epic requiem.
 
2022-11-11 11:53:05 AM  
Definitely the best Batman.

His vocal talents will be missed.
 
2022-11-11 11:55:43 AM  

harleyquinnical: This will be my favorite scene from TAS, and the way both Kevin and Arleen read it is perfection.

[YouTube video: Batman and Robin capture Harley Quinn]


I feel like there's some unintentional foreshadowing with Ivy/Harley there.

Wonderful scene.
 
2022-11-11 11:56:20 AM  
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Goddammit Bane
 
2022-11-11 11:59:24 AM  

Nick el Ass: Batman and Gallagher are smashing bad guys in... Oh, who am I kidding there is no afterlife.


Also, Gallager's anti-gay jokes would earn him a smashing of his own from Conroy.
 
2022-11-11 12:00:23 PM  
Fark cancer.

He'll always be THE Batman for me. His voice was always so iconic and captured the character perfectly.
 
2022-11-11 12:01:14 PM  
First one to do different voices for Bruce Wayne and Batman in animation, just the comic book voice of a generation, along with Hamill.

RIP
 
2022-11-11 12:05:41 PM  
I didn't really want this greenlight because I didn't want it to be true.  I'm gutted.

/Subby
 
2022-11-11 12:07:04 PM  

nmrsnr: Well, fark.

RIP best Batman.


Indeed. This show was so important to me as a kid. Kevin Conroy's batman and Mark Hamil's Luke Skywalker were my archetypes of a hero. And BtAS is only piece of nerd culture wife actively enjoys.

/Best Batman
//Fark cancer
 
2022-11-11 12:09:24 PM  
He was brilliant. Saw him at a convention panel! Really great guy.

Roommates in Juilliard with Robin Williams and class mate with Christopher Reeves.
 
2022-11-11 12:10:30 PM  

Professor_Doctor: harleyquinnical: This will be my favorite scene from TAS, and the way both Kevin and Arleen read it is perfection.

[YouTube video: Batman and Robin capture Harley Quinn]

I feel like there's some unintentional foreshadowing with Ivy/Harley there.

Wonderful scene.


IDK if it was intentional or not, but at least Poison Ivy's story arc points her in that direction.  Harley's is more difficult to determine if true just because of the New Adventures eps.  It wasn't technically foreshadowing until the entire fandom clamored for it and DC made it canon.
 
2022-11-11 12:10:55 PM  
fark.
 
2022-11-11 12:13:05 PM  
Him and Hamill just make so many of those tv shows / movies
 
2022-11-11 12:13:53 PM  

Dimensio: Nick el Ass: Batman and Gallagher are smashing bad guys in... Oh, who am I kidding there is no afterlife.

Also, Gallager's anti-gay jokes would earn him a smashing of his own from Conroy.


Yeah, It was weird that the news of Kevin Dying and Gallagher's came back to back... and Kevin will be remembered forever while Gallagher is being remembered for watermelons.
 
2022-11-11 12:19:12 PM  

vilesithknight: I just saw Tara Strongs instagram post about it. I AM GUTTED. This one hurts


I'm in transit now to provide comfort to her
 
2022-11-11 12:21:34 PM  

Gubbo: Him and Hamill just make so many of those tv shows / movies


And GAMES.

I've been playing the Rocksteady Arkham trilogy and they were both absolutely phenomenal in those.

Like everyone else said, he was the best Batman ever.
 
2022-11-11 12:22:13 PM  

Dimensio: Nick el Ass: Batman and Gallagher are smashing bad guys in... Oh, who am I kidding there is no afterlife.

Also, Gallager's anti-gay jokes would earn him a smashing of his own from Conroy.


I had no idea until TFA mentioned a husband ... and it doesn't matter in the slightest.

RIP
 
2022-11-11 12:22:16 PM  
Wow, that's such a shame. He was very talented and incredible.
 
2022-11-11 12:25:50 PM  

Nick el Ass: Dimensio: Nick el Ass: Batman and Gallagher are smashing bad guys in... Oh, who am I kidding there is no afterlife.

Also, Gallager's anti-gay jokes would earn him a smashing of his own from Conroy.

Yeah, It was weird that the news of Kevin Dying and Gallagher's came back to back... and Kevin will be remembered forever while Gallagher is being remembered for watermelons.


Considering Gallagher's material outside of the Sledge-o-matic was more on par with Jeff Dunham instead of George Carlin, it could be argued he was a 4th tier comic book villain.  Kevin is a legend and will never die as long as people are able to play the Arkham games or watch BM:TAS or Batman Beyond.
 
2022-11-11 12:28:02 PM  
You  know I've just now seen what he looks like. He could have played an old and grizzled Batman in live action.
 
2022-11-11 12:29:01 PM  
@tarastrong
I don't have the words. Not today. My heart is broken. There will never be another. He IS #Batman. #RIPLEGEND

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2022-11-11 12:33:21 PM  
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I grew up watching "Batman: The Animated Series" and the DCAU. This is such a gut punch.

RIP, Mr. Conroy.
 
2022-11-11 12:33:22 PM  
Fark cancer.  Kevin Conroy was an amazing Batman, I feel so lucky that I got to watch his portrayal for all those many years.  He is the definitive Batman for me.
 
2022-11-11 12:33:57 PM  
This was one of my favorite bits of performance he did.  There were great subtleties between the two bats.

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2022-11-11 12:34:21 PM  
This one hurts. He defined that role, even though he was far from the first to do it. He just nailed both the Batman and Bruce Wayne aspects perfectly.

Diedrich Bader is way better than I ever would have predicted, but Conroy will be missed.
 
2022-11-11 12:34:55 PM  
Bummer.  He looked sick for a long time but I thought that was just maybe the way he always looked.

Dude brought a lot of joy to people.

Rest in Peace.
 
2022-11-11 12:36:12 PM  
Damn. Direct hit to the childhood feels. There is no greater interpretation of Batman than his.

RIP
 
2022-11-11 12:36:16 PM  

Nick el Ass: @tarastrong
I don't have the words. Not today. My heart is broken. There will never be another. He IS #Batman. #RIPLEGEND

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That is such a great pic of them.
 
2022-11-11 12:37:35 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Bummer.  He looked sick for a long time but I thought that was just maybe the way he always looked.

Dude brought a lot of joy to people.

Rest in Peace.


Back in June when he did that project for Pride and people were shocked to find out he was gay, I somehow knew he had cancer.  I guess I've been in denial about it these last 5 months.
 
2022-11-11 12:37:54 PM  

Dimensio: Flappyhead: Nobody will ever be able to replicate how he made Batman sound menacing with what was easily the softest Dark Knight voice of all the animated series.  We lost a true artist.

[YouTube video: Justice League: Unlimited- Death of Ace]


Great clip, except .... Waller and everyone else should have known Batman wouldn't kill.
 
2022-11-11 12:38:39 PM  
Remember to always just be yourself.

... unless you can be Batman.

RIP best Batman.
 
2022-11-11 12:40:20 PM  
Getting him to do the voice was such a good move.  Actos such as Keaton or Bale played him well, but when you're relying on voice alone nobody beats Conroy.  I'd even say that the Arkham series is the best representation of Batman outside of the comics. And a major part of that is that it continued the legacy of the animated series with the voice actors used.
 
2022-11-11 12:40:23 PM  
It may have only been on the CW, but I am so glad he was able to finally play live-action Bruce Wayne while he was still with us.
 
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