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It’s Official, Troy Baker Kills as the Joker

Junkie Monkeys: During a Batman: Arkham Origins Comic Con panel Troy Baker decided to flex his voice acting skills once again. The following video was taken by a guest who attended the panel, and if Mark Hamill were to see this, we think he would be very proud. (Batman: Arkham Origins, New York Comic Con, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Enemy  +   853d ago
HELL YEAH!
Anthotis  +   853d ago
Good replacement. Sounds just like Mark Hamill, and that's exactly as the Joker should sound.
Ezz2013  +   853d ago
yeah the sound is very close
Tory Baker is really good at what he do

but no one will ever be as good as Mark Hamill when it come to the Joker
and KC as Batman voice
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3-4-5  +   853d ago
If it's anything near Mark Hamill then it will be good.
aCasualGamer  +   853d ago
He sounds absolutely phenomenal as the Joker, really great. Just as Hamill but his own twist to it.

But... I've always wanted a darker Joker, a darker version of the myth. I'm ofcourse speaking of John DiMaggio. What i wouldn't do to see that man voice Joker in the next batman.
PurpHerbison  +   852d ago
I think it's above average though.
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Back-to-Back  +   853d ago
I dont understand why ppl want him to do a 100% exact copy of hamill. If anything he adds a new twist to the voice of the joker and I like it.
ChrisW  +   853d ago
To me it sounds like a mix between Mark Hamill and Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving).

I really like it!
Hicken  +   853d ago
Because Hamill's version is, essentially, the definitive version. You don't mess with perfection.
TopDudeMan  +   853d ago
I thought they were gonna struggle to find another voice actor for the joker. But he knocked that out the park!
lastofgen  +   853d ago
that was pretty wicked.
-Foxtrot  +   853d ago
I don't think he's that good as The Joker to be honest, rather have Mark Hamill
Treezy504  +   853d ago
No one could ever replace Mark Hamill, but I think he perfectly imitated Hamill's Joker.
-Foxtrot  +   853d ago
I just don't see it to be honest, I think I've spent too much time growing up hearing Mark Hamill to be honest.

He just has one of those voices that are a perfect fit for the character.

I hope he returns for Rocksteadys game if it's Batman

Anyway just my opinion btw
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SilentNegotiator  +   853d ago
"I think he perfectly imitated Hamill's Joker"

Sans the laugh, yes. But it's still a great laugh. This guy will make a great joker.
vork77  +   853d ago
if you heard injustice joker that is pretty close
Pintheshadows  +   853d ago
I understand your views but I think you may need to grieve and move on. Mark Hamill was amazing but he isn't the only Joker.
HeavenlySnipes  +   853d ago
He sounded almost exactly like Hamil
-Foxtrot  +   853d ago
That's exaggerating it a lot
Enemy  +   853d ago
^ Not nearly as exaggerating as the way you let nostalgia cloud your judgment. This guy is an incredible voice actor, and he sounds so much like Mark Hamill, in some ways better, that it's actually dumb to think he wouldn't be a good Joker when he already is.
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-Foxtrot  +   853d ago
@Enemy

I'm not I'm just stating my opinion, don't go to insults please and try to twist it around to make my opinion look small.

" guy is an incredible voice actor "

...when did I say he wasn't ? I'm not saying he's a bad voice actor, he's good but I just don't think the Joker is like Mark Hamills or much close to him, I've seen the trailers to Batman Origins and he doesn't sound much like him in MY opinion. It's better going off the trailers then a crappy video like this where it's all echo-like.

Are you actually judging the voice by whats coming out of his mouth or just "Troy Baker" in general because it looks like a lot of people here are doing the latter
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kenshiro100  +   853d ago
Foxtrot, are you kidding? Seriously...?
I thought that was amazing. That brought me back to my childhood right away.
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SoulSercher620  +   853d ago
Troy Baker comes VERY close to sounding like Mark Hamill and I've grown up listening to Hamill's voice ever since the very beginning of The Animated Series.
optimus  +   853d ago
this new joker is pretty damn close to mark hamill's joker and that's better than getting someone that would give it an entirely different tone ala' the new splinter cells and metal gears.
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optimus  +   853d ago
@Foxtrot...deducting 5 points for the overuse of the phrase "to be honest". i never understood why people actually say that as if to say they are dishonest under the circumstance...(it's a pet peeve of mine, as well as people saying "in my opinion"- well who's opinion would it be if it's not yours?? do you normally speak for the rest of the world in your everyday life??)...anyhow...

this new voice actor does a very good job keeping it close to what we are all used to...i don't think they would have given him the job if he didn't.
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BigDollarZoe954  +   853d ago
was pretty good imo close enough its not Mark i know if you could do better give it a try voice acting looks tough otherwise Troy Baker a good Joker
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JackStraw  +   853d ago
he sounds literally exactly like him. stop.
overrated44  +   853d ago
You should probably get used to being disappointed then because Hamill has retired himself from the Joker role, and it's pretty doubtful that he is coming back.
Pintheshadows  +   853d ago
Wow, the more I see of Origins the more I am looking forward to it. I know it isn't Rocksteady but WB Games seems to be hitting all the right notes. Can't wait.
RedSoakedSponge  +   853d ago
very good!
Holy fu***ing sh**. This was just perfection. Troy is such a brilliant voice actor and I love seeing him continue to evolve and hone his skills.
isa_scout  +   853d ago
Agreed, to think he's played key roles in Bioshock Infinte, The Last of Us, and now Batman:AO...Think it's pretty safe to say that Troy Baker will win the VGA award for best male performance.If he keeps it up he'll be the only male performer in the industry...lol Good for you Troy, I absolutely love your acting and voice work.
lifeordeath617  +   853d ago
Troy Baker is the man! With a voice like that, i am honored to have him as the new Joker. You can talk about how great Mark was but you gotta give credit when credit is due. Troy's voice is legendary in gaming. Google his work!
MYSTERIO360  +   853d ago
I think he should be the next joker in the batman movies. Anyone agree?
ninjagoat  +   853d ago
Perfect the new batman game will not be lacking in anyways.Just hoping for a return for Mr Hamil come the next gen and Rocksteadys next game.
Cherchez La Ghost  +   853d ago
O.o......!!! Yes, he killed it!
Kane22  +   853d ago
Booker dewitt, joel and joker as far as i know. a very great voice actor. oops also the new guy for infamous second sons
Shuyin  +   853d ago
He also does Snow Villiers from the XIII games and a few others.
hellzsupernova  +   853d ago
Kanji in persona 4 golden
Benjammin25  +   853d ago
Kanji is one of the greatest game characters ever. Troy's voice helped a lot with that. I think Troy and Nolan North are the two best VA's in the business.
Redgehammer  +   853d ago
He is also Excalibur in Soul Eater.
pabadamus1  +   853d ago
Not quite Hamill...but very close. Troy Baker is good in his own right none the less. We will have to see if he does the Joker justice when the game ships but that monologue suggests that he will.
Redgehammer  +   853d ago
He sounded like the joker to me.
pabadamus1  +   853d ago
I never said he doesn't. I've been listening to Mark Hamill voice the Joker since the 90s and to me Baker does a good job channelling Hamill's Joker. He is very, very, very close but he misses some of the nuance and familiarity Hamill brings to the role. I will wait until the game comes out but right now he is doing a good job. Plus the monologue is too short to make any real call.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   853d ago
He does sound like him, BUT I wanna see if he gets into the part like Hamill does. That is what makes Marks Joker soooooo f'n good. He gets into it even though it is just voice acting, but you can tell when you watch the show how much energy he puts into it.
BlackWolf  +   853d ago
Well, Hamill is Hamill, but this guy is doing a superb job. He'll be a good Joker.
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KillrateOmega  +   853d ago
Near-perfect Mark Hamill imitation! This should put to rest any doubts about Baker :)
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Heisenburger  +   853d ago
I noticed, and hated when they replaced Harley Quinn.

This? I can get behind this.
H0RSE  +   853d ago
The cartoon/Mark Hamil Joker is my absolute favorite, followed by Jack Nicholson. Sorry Heath, you take last place here...

Baker sounds pretty true to Hamil here, and this is just from a public reading at a convention, not a studio setting.
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Game-o-holic  +   853d ago
... Everyone is entitled to there opinion, but I find it weird that Jack Nicholson makes your list. He talks the same for all his movies. He just Laughed different.
H0RSE  +   853d ago
I didn't like his Joker for his voice, it was for his persona and mannerisms. He captured what I think the Joker is better than Ledger. Ledger's interpretation was a darker more modern version, while Jacks stayed more true to the classic Joker, that's why I like him more.
Enigma_2099  +   853d ago
You sir... are NO Mark Hamill...

... but well done.
Heisenburger  +   853d ago
Right. He isn't Mark Hamill.

Literally.

*eyeroll*
Enigma_2099  +   853d ago
Keep going... with any luck they'll roll right out of your ****** head.
Heisenburger  +   853d ago
Darn...

Baby can't take a joke?

You sir... are NO fun...

Elementary school must have been a nightmare.
king_george  +   853d ago
Obviously he isnt mark hamill but troy is just as good. He really nailed it especially with that wicked laugh at the end
Enigma_2099  +   852d ago
... I said it was well done. Obviously everyone only zeroed in on PART of my statement.

Hell, go to YouTube and find the demo clip for John St. John's Joker voice. He did a d*** good job too. I just love Hamill's Joker. Now stop acting so butthurt. I didn't say he sucked.

@Heisenburger

Up yours, you snarky so and so.
soniqstylz  +   853d ago
"..Rumor has it that Nolan North will now be voiced by Troy Baker. .."

LOL
LoveOfTheGame  +   853d ago
Voice-ception
Unztayble  +   853d ago
Great voice work. Will be buying this game day 1.
papajag  +   853d ago
Sounds great but I will miss Mark Hamill's Joker laugh.
JackISbacK  +   853d ago
mark hamill was amazing and this man is also mindblowing hey was like killing old laugh and this time it was more evil,oh god amazing
sher123win123  +   853d ago
Wow!!
serratos27  +   853d ago
I'm having flashbacks from my childhood lol. He did a great. If he perfected the laugh and sounded like Mark Hamill I don't think there would be any complaints.
xyxzor  +   853d ago
I don't think people understand how hard that is to do raw.

That was very impressive.
tarbis  +   853d ago
This guy is good. He's no Mark Hamil but he'd make a great Joker.
PaulFiend  +   853d ago
Very well done!
Cable2kx  +   853d ago
WOW! Who knew Joel and Booker was the Joker 0.o mind blown!!

OT: https://www.facebook.com/#!...
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HowarthsNJ  +   853d ago
This is the official video:

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vikMage  +   853d ago
I'll wait to play the game before deciding if he delivers what Mark Hamill could.
BobBelcher  +   853d ago
Troy Baker is becoming the "Tom Hanks" of voice acting in games... Anything this guy touches turns to gold.
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