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Troy Baker’s Perspective on The Last of Us Ending Changed After Having a Child

Troy Baker reveals how the birth of his son helped him understand Joel’s controversial decision at the climax of The Last of Us Part 1, during an emotional show at Milan Game Week in Italy. During the appearance, he spoke about his continued desire to play Daredevil.

and interview recordingBaker, who voiced protagonist Joel Miller in The Last of Us Part 1, explained that he was “at a disadvantage” for the game’s writer and creative director. Neil Druckmann when it comes to relating to Joel’s decision.

WARNING: This section contains spoilers for The Last of Us Part 1.

When asked if Baker made the same decision as Joel, the actor replied: he was acting This was a very real possibility for him — what would I look like if I lost my daughter.

Specifically, Baker kills Ellie at the game’s climax by preventing Firefly scientists from performing a deadly operation on her that could lead to a cure for the Cordyceps Infection that was decimating humanity. It was referring to Joel’s decision to save. Since making the game, Baker has become a father.

“And I have a son. I don’t know what would happen if I lost him,” Baker explained. i will do anything to save him. People ask me why Joel could have saved the world, so my answer is always this – he actually saved the world The world was that girl Just and that’s it. “

In the same interview, the voice actor said that certain elements of the game, such as Joel’s desire to be a singer and Ellie’s desire to be an astronaut, came from conversations he and Ashley Johnson had with Druckmann on set. made it clear that

Baker also spoke about his desire to work on Daredevil games in the future.

“I’ve said this many times. I’m a huge Daredevil fan,” said Baker. Daredevil meaning. I would like to play Matt Murdock in a game or direct a game.

According to Baker, Batman and Daredevil are his longtime comic loves, and his desire to participate in Daredevil’s games is based, at least in part, on the protagonist’s blindness.

“Either way, the reason we play games is because the characters can do things I can’t. What does the game look like when I can do things the characters can’t? But what really intrigues me about making this game is that being able to play someone who is blind is going to be a big challenge for me as an actor.”

“I’ve already played Batman. Now I just need to play Daredevil. Let’s see how it goes.”

The live-action version of The Last of Us is set to air on HBO on January 15, 2023, with Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller and Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Check out IGN’s coverage of the trailer breakdown to find out why Ramsey was advised not to play The Last of Us Part 1 before filming the adaptation.

Anthony is a freelance contributor covering science and video game news for IGN. With his 8+ years of experience covering the latest developments in multiple scientific fields, he has absolutely no time for cheating. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer

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