Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 25 2011
Special thanks to Foxwolf, NCZ, Cypo, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Batman VC section we have yet another member of Batman's enormous Rogues Gallery and this time its for that Big Green Reptilian Hulking monster... KILLER CROC! While this isn't a really big VC I thought I will try to do something a little different here that I don't do often...
1. Brooks Gardner (I am actually going to go with this one at first place because not only does he do a rough and beastly performance but I like on how fairly deep his Croc voice is. In which considering on how enormous Killer Croc is I figured that a deep, gruff beastly voice would work well with the role here. Granted Brooks is not quite perfect for the role but he is closer to it than others.)
2. Aron Kincaid, Edwin Neal, Khary Payton, Steve Blum [BAC], Fred Tatasciore (Their respective voices deliver a certain gruffness to the role as they do sound rather beastly. However the only reason why they don't quite share the #1 spot with Brooks is that their voices are not quite deep enough compared to Brooks. Granted the late Aron Kincaid and Edwin Neal's respective Killer Croc's voices aren't all that high or anything but still.)
3. Ron Perlman & Stephen Root (When I first heard Ron's Croc voice I admit my initial reaction was "Whats with the Southern Accent?" Granted Ron's attempt at a Southern Accent wasn't bad but it felt a little strange to hear it on Croc at first. However I noticed on in "The Batman" the show tried to give Croc a playfully cocky attitude and I liked Ron's performance on how he is actually able to make it work in a way. To make a long story short the Southern Accent on Ron's Croc voice might take a little getting use to but his performance is an interesting take on Killer Croc.)
4. Steve Blum [BAA] (This one was quite a mixed bag to me as despite Blum's good efforts in trying to sound gruff and beastly his Croc voice was a little too high for a big beast like Killer Croc, especially considering on how Croc was even more enormous than usual in that game. However the reason why I won't really consider Blum's handiwork on the role to be really bad is his performance. While Steve Blum's voice for the role may be a bit too high for a enormous monster like Croc his performance definitely suited Croc's monstrous nature well as he sounded monstrous but with a touch of vulnerability. So lets just say its definitely not one of Steve Blum's best performances but there are somewhat worse cases of him coming off as a bit miscast. But to be fair his work in Batman Arkham City was a lot better though.)
So to make a long story none of these performances are bad and none of them are flat out perfect for the role but I suppose that Brooks Gardner is my choice here.