Crisis on Infinite Earths marks the first time that legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy has played Bruce Wayne in live-action. Fans were excited to see it happen, but Conroy's Batman proved to be nothing like they expected. Rather than the fairly wholesome Dark Knight of Batman: The Animated Series, Conroy's Crisis Batman proved to be a much darker take on the character. As the Batman of Earth-99, Conroy's Bruce Wayne had killed all of his villains. When confronted by his Earth's Superman, Batman killed the Man of Steel as well, though the fight left his body so badly broken that he needed an exoskeleton to move.
Supergirl and Batwoman sought out Conroy's Batman in the hopes that he was one of the seven paragons they need to assemble to defeat the Anti-Monitor. But when Conroy's Batman pulled out some kryptonite to try to use on Supergirl, Batwoman was forced to kick him into a generator, electrocuting and killing him.
Fans were shocked by this turn of events. Some loved it, some hated it, and plenty of them shared their feelings on social media. Keep reading to see what they had to say:
"We have Kevin Conroy for #Batman!"
"We'll do a mashup of Kingdom Come, Dark Knight Returns, and BvS."
"And he kills people!"
Like the Joker?
"Joker, Riddler... the lot!"
"He killed #Superman, too!"December 10, 2019
Kevin Conroy : BvS Batman is too dark.
Also Kevin Conroy : Kills Superman.#CrisisOfInfiniteEarths— Ben Battinson -Ω- (@benbattinson) December 10, 2019
I loved the Batwoman episode more. This was amazing.
Loved the hardened Kevin Conroy Batman. Basically DCEU Batfleck who did kill Clark.
Also Kate has contingency for Kara who is clearly breaking.
Loved the Superman stuff as well as Lazarus Pit storyline.— The strongest Kryptonian #IStandWithMelissa (@bkj_thevonbraun) December 10, 2019
So Kevin Conroy - the ‘BEST’ Batman for a lot of people - KILLED Superman?!?
Well thank God!! FINALLY— the debate over whether or not Batman kills is settled! pic.twitter.com/3J9CJszS0S— Hutchinson911 (@LuminaOrchis) December 10, 2019
Kevin Conroy finally gets to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in live action and he:
- Kills a whole bunch of people, INCLUDING SUPERMAN
- Has no hope
- Dies a jerk
I WILL NEVER EVER LET PEOPLE LIVE THIS DOWN AFTER THE CRAP I HAVE TAKEN FOR LOVING BATFLECK.— Rebecca Johnson #ReleaseTheSnyderCut (@derbykid) December 10, 2019
Kevin conroy Batman kills and killed Superman? And this is possibly animated Bats? I might just hate #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths now— Santa Spidey (Krimson Week Soon) (@PrivateSpidey) December 10, 2019
So did Kevin Conroy 's batman kill Dean Cain's superman?????#CrisisOnInfiniteEarths— njct (@NJCT) December 10, 2019
The point of this entire bit was showing how much of a monster Batman is once he crosses the line.— HiTop Alex (@HiTopFilms) December 10, 2019
It’s scary and not what Batman stands for. ✌️👍 https://t.co/B4igjPIXkI
Just like Ben Affleck’s Batman it shows us why he kills and why he hates Superman in crisis I love how Kevin Conroy’s Batman in crisis was like Ben Affleck’s Batman broken so broken it made him go off the edge to kill but instead of knowing that he shouldn’t kill he kills anyway— Nick Johnson (@GL212tweets) December 10, 2019