1.  2022 SuperHeroHype Awards

    The 2022 Hype Award Season, hosted by Lily Adler and ComicChick is officially live!

    Voting is now over! Stay tuned for the awards ceremony!

    The SuperHeroHype Awards

Kevin Conroy: A Thread of Remembrance and Appreciation

Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by samsnee, Nov 11, 2022.

  1. blueharvest Registered

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Messages:
    4,724
    Likes Received:
    28,408
    Luigi, GREEN =w= DAY, Teelie and 6 others like this.
  2. TheWiseGuy487 Feelin’ good (Undecided/still figuring out)

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,707
    Likes Received:
    1,765
    A few days later, it still hurts.

    One of my few formative experiences growing up, where I was completely conscious of and can actually remember what I was seeing and hearing, was watching this show when I was four or five when it was airing on Fox Kids and all of the other DC animated shows up through the early 2000s on the Kids WB Saturday morning block. Batman the Animated Series, Batman Beyond and all of the various appearances his character made in the other shows. No matter what, whenever I woke up and sat down to eagerly watch all of my favorite programming, he was always there, with his calm, commanding, reassuring and compassionate voice and presence.

    He taught me to be kind and compassionate to others, even those who were misunderstood and different from me, in all various walks of life. He taught me about what was right and good. He taught me to hate bullies and stand up to injustice. He taught me that it was sometimes okay to be alone, but that you also sometimes need to be around the good company of friends. He taught me to help and serve others, but that it’s also ok to admit to accepting help when you need it. He taught me that it was okay to be angry and sad sometimes, but to not let it consume you and take over your life. He told me that evil doesn’t always triumph, and is superstitious and cowardly. He taught me that sometimes you can’t help everyone, and sometimes you might lose, and that that’s okay. He taught me that not every failure you make makes you a failure. He taught me that any mistake I made was a learning experience and a chance to change and grow as a person. He taught me that it was okay to not be perfect all the time. He taught me how to process death, and that when the time came, that it was okay to let go. He taught me that it was okay to not have all the answers, and to never stop learning things, either from living life or from people, even from those younger than me.

    Needless to say, this man and his performance as this character quite literally defined my entire childhood. My love and appreciation of all film and tv, comic book related and otherwise, all started with Batman: The Animated Series. If it weren’t for this show and this man existing, I quite literally wouldn’t be the person I am today. As I have typed out and dictated this entire post, processing my thoughts and feelings, I couldn’t help get through it without breaking down and bursting into tears multiple times, realizing how much this wonderful man had an impact on my life.

    I could go on, but I would literally be here all day typing this stuff out, because there’s just so much I could say, but I’ll just leave it here. I hope he’s up there, silently observing, looking down and watching over all of us, making sure that evil never triumphs and that we always remain safe.

    So, from the bottom of my heart and the deep depths of my soul, I just want to say thank you, Kevin, for everything. The mark that you left on all of us and everything is so indelible, your presence irreplaceable, and the hole you left unable to be filled.

    You were vengeance. You were the night. You were Batman.

    Rest in peace, Kevin Conroy, you beautiful, kind and magnificent soul. I will never, ever forget you.

    :ybat:
     
  3. carrrnuttt Registered

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    202
    That effing interview got me misty-eyed again.

    I hate this.
     
    blueharvest likes this.
  4. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    35,053
    Likes Received:
    5,167
  5. carrrnuttt Registered

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    202
    I feel Kevin Smith's pain:

     
  6. Detective Conan Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    15,890
    Likes Received:
    21,588
  7. KurtWagner To Kurt with love.

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    25
    “In remembrance of Kevin Conroy.”

    Oh god. I was not at all ready to see that when I put on BTAS tonight.
     
    blueharvest likes this.
  8. Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2001
    Messages:
    20,212
    Likes Received:
    691
    You have to respect the guy for sticking with the character for thirty years. I'm sure he expected it to be a short gig and I wonder if he would have taken the job if he knew that he'd be with Batman for so long.
     
    KurtWagner likes this.
  9. Detective Conan Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    15,890
    Likes Received:
    21,588
    The HBO Max version section for Mask Of Phantasm now has a “In remembrance” for Kevin Conroy.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. KurtWagner To Kurt with love.

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    25
    So does BTAS. And let me tell y’all, I was not ready or prepared to see that.
     
  11. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    35,053
    Likes Received:
    5,167
  12. KurtWagner To Kurt with love.

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    25
    Missing him extra today tbh. To the point where there’s no guarantee I won’t cry during dinner.
     
    MagnarTheGreat likes this.
  13. Detective Conan Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    15,890
    Likes Received:
    21,588
    Today, would’ve been Conroy’s 67th birthday. Happy birthday and R.I.P. We will never forget you.
     
    blueharvest likes this.
  14. KurtWagner To Kurt with love.

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    25
    Happy birthday, Kevin. I love (and miss) you so much.
     
    Matt.S99 and blueharvest like this.
  15. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    35,053
    Likes Received:
    5,167
    KurtWagner and Mani-Man like this.
  16. KurtWagner To Kurt with love.

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    25


    I don’t think I need to elaborate further. And yes, I did make this video.
     
  17. Detective Conan Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    15,890
    Likes Received:
    21,588
    DC comics tribute to Kevin:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Detective Conan Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    15,890
    Likes Received:
    21,588
  19. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    15,835
    Likes Received:
    6,612
    I don't know if any of you have seen this. It's an animated version of the final scene of The Dark Knight, with Kevin Conroy speaking all of Bale's lines. To say it's pretty damn awesome doesn't do it justice.



    RIP Kevin Conroy
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"