The Butler Did It: The Many Jobs of BATMAN's ALFRED PENNYWORTH
Alfred, most commonly (but not originally) named in full as Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, A vital part of the Batman mythos, Alfred was nominated for the Wizard Fan . Alfred has also been romantically linked to Dr. Leslie Thompkins, though his relationship with her never came to anything, particularly after she. A key component of the Batman franchise, Alfred has been almost exclusively focus on Alfred's paternal relationship with Bruce Wayne and. Everyone knows Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's loyal butler and Batman's closest ally. But beyond his life as Bruce's right hand man, how.
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Castle of the BatAlfred is reimagined as the hunchbacked Alfredo, the ' Igor ' to Doctor Bruce Wayne, whose experiments see him reviving his father 's brain in the body of the giant 'Bat-Man'. In keeping with his role as 'Igor', Alfredo is often forced to bear the brunt of his master's frustrations with the situation as the revived Thomas Wayne escapes to stalk highwaymen as the monstrous 'Bat-Man', but Bruce always swiftly apologises for his actions.
Dark Allegiances, Alfred is still Bruce Wayne's butler as Bruce faces various fascist-themed versions of his foes in the s, but after the government asks Bruce to become an official American agent during the Second World War, Alfred joins Bruce and Selina Kyle in the field as the 'new' Robin.
Dark Knight Dynastyin a timeline where the Waynes were never killed, Alfred assists Bruce in investigating his parents' deaths when they apparently fall out of their penthouse Revealed to have been done due to the influence of Vandal Savage 's henchwoman the Scarecrone when the Waynes threatened his plan to acquire the meteor that gave him his powers. While studying available information on the meteor after Bruce determines its connection to events, Alfred discovers a record of the unusual energy reading it emits, but triggers a booby-trap that destroys Wayne Manor and kills him.
Five centuries later, Bruce's descendant Brenda Wayne discovers a fragmented recording of Alfred and the energy reading that assists her in her own investigations into Savage's activities. In League of Justice, where the Justice League exists in a world where magic is prominent, Alfred is reinvented as a zombie-like figure, reinforcing Bruce's idea that science is more reliable than magic despite its greater potential power.
Alfred plays a prominent role in the " Vampire Batman " trilogy where Batman is turned into a vampire to fight Dracula, [Comics 7] forging Batman's weapons to use against the remaining members of Dracula's 'family' [Comics 8] and subsequently working with Commissioner Gordon after Batman succumbs to his vampiric instincts and begins to kill his old enemies. At the conclusion of the trilogy, with Gordon being hunted by Two-Face and Killer Croc in the remains of the Batcave, Alfred sacrifices his life to allow the currently-weakened Batman to drink his blood, giving his old master the strength to save Gordon and Gotham itself one last time before he allows himself to die to end the threat that he has become.
Injustice[ edit ] Injustice: Gods Among Us[ edit ] In the comic tie in to the video game, Alfred remained loyal to Bruce even when Bruce began the Insurgency and opposed Superman and had his secret identity exposed. When Superman invades the Batcave and breaks Batman's back, Alfred ingests the 5-UR pill which gives a person superhuman strength and durability and subdues Superman, breaking his nose and beating him down. For over seven months, Alfred oversees Bruce's slow recovery.
In the following years, Alfred remained the caretaker of Wayne Manor despite Bruce's absence, and still maintained a close relationship with Damian Wayne despite Damian's decision to join Superman. He is visited by Superman in Year Five, the Kryptonian wanting to know the ever-elusive Batman's location.
Alfred, unaware where Batman is and not willing to help nonetheless, ignores Superman. He is eventually killed by Victor Zsaszwhom Superman sent to get information on Batman's location. His death pushes Batman out of hiding to confront Zsasz and Damian killing Zsasz out of revenge. In the game's sequel, Injustice 2Zsasz is killed in year one by Damian, leaving Alfred's death in the continuity unexplained, but his takedown of Superman is referenced by Harley Quinn.
Injustice 2[ edit ] In the prequel comic to Injustice 2 Ra's enacts a plan to bring the world balance and has Damian kidnap Alfred's corpse and resurrects him through the Lazarus Pit to use as a hostage against Batman. Due to Alfred being dead for a long time, he is brought back in a zombie-like state and requires constant medical attention from Damian. Upon recovering, around the same time he witnessed Batman and Damian attempt to kill each other, a fully recovered Alfred stops them and lecture them that his death was neither Damian nor Bruce's faults, attempting to reconcile them.
Upon returning to Wayne manor for his recovery, it is reveal that the side-effect of Alfred's resurrection somehow cause him completely forgotten about the previous casualties he remembered during Superman's downfall and five years regime, such as Damian's accidental murder of Dick Grayson, only for Batman manage to remind him about this.
Alfred eventually leaves Bruce and Wayne Manor as he has felt incomplete since his resurrection. Tiny Titans[ edit ] Alfred appears in Tiny Titansand often has to make Robin stand in the corner because he has misbehaved.
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The Murder Machine[ edit ] In an alternate reality depicted in the Metals crossover, Alfred is killed by Bane, prompting Bruce to request Cyborg's help in completing 'the Alfred Protocol', an artificial intelligence version of Alfred, created to allow Batman to keep some aspect of his 'father' with him. Once the Alfred Protocol is completed, its fixation on protecting his 'son' results in the A. The New Order[ edit ] In this alternate reality, Nightwing ends an ongoing feud between superpowered beings by activating a device that depowers ninety percent of the super powered population.
This builds to a future where super powers are outlawed and any super powered being must take inhibitor medications or be contained and studied should the medications not work on them. As Bruce was killed during the feud, Alfred was left with his estate and moved to Arizona while allowing Dick Grayson and his son stay in Wayne Manor.
Though Alfred did not approve of Grayson's crusade against superhumans after the death of Bruce, Alfred would sometimes pay visits to the former hero. When Grayson discovered that his son Jake was beginning to develop powers, his house was invaded by his own police force the Crusaders to take Jake away.
Alfred, refusing to stay idly by like he did when everyone lost their powers, attempted to strike one of the police members and was killed in response. Grant Morrison 's run has referred to the Beagle surname as a possible stage name. Family[ edit ] Jarvis: Alfred's father in both pre-Crisis and New 52 continuity. A war heroine with whom Alfred while working as an intelligence agent in France has a daughter in pre-Crisis continuity.
Alfred's daughter by Mademoiselle Marie. Skills, resources, and abilities[ edit ] A highly intelligent and resourceful man, Alfred runs the day-to-day operations of Wayne Manor and maintains much of the equipment of the Batcave beneath it.