Alfred Pennyworth (New Earth)

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Mainstream Universe‎, 1986‎-2011‎

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Real Name

Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth [ 1 ]

Main Alias

Alfred Pennyworth

Relatives

Unnamed father

Affiliation

Batman Family ·
Outsiders

Base Of Operations

Wayne Manor · Batcave · Gotham City

Status

Alignment

thoroughly

Identity

Public Identity

Citizenship

british

Marital Status

Single

Occupation

Field Medic · Government Agent

Butler · Caretaker, former Actor

Characteristics

Gender

Male

Height

Weight

Eyes

Blue

Hair

Black · Balding

Origin

Universe

New Earth

Creators

Don Cameron · Bob Kane

First Appearance
Batman #401
(November, 1986)
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Alfred Pennyworth is the british butler and valet to the Wayne Family. He took up the character of legal defender of Bruce Wayne, after the murders of Bruce ‘s parents, Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha.

origin

When Alfred was young, he would accompany his church father on hunting trips in Essex during the summer. [ 2 ] Born under the name of Alfred Beagle, he grew up in England and joined the army once he became of old age. He served in assorted conflicts all over the earth, gaining skill as a field medic. After retiring from the army he became an actor, and late a teacher for MI5, instructing its agents in subterfuge through the use of stagecraft. [ 3 ] During this time Alfred received a particular deputation, loaning his services to the MI7. After this mission ended, Alfred was forced to retire from servicing, adopt a new identity and move to the United States of America. Alfred legally changed his final name to Pennyworth and started working as a butler for the Wayne Family, [ 4 ] carrying over the family tradition, per his father ‘s dying wish. [ 5 ] After several months, Alfred voiced the hope to return home to continue acting. however, these plans were forgotten when young Bruce returned home from educate early after being bullied. Alfred taught Bruce how to defeat the bang-up strategically rather than using beast violence. Armed with Alfred ‘s care, young Bruce managed to take care of his bully problem. Alfred stayed on as the class butler at Bruce ‘s request. [ citation needed ] After the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce avoided becoming a ward of the state by falsifying records and bribing sociable workers. Alfred acted as Bruce ‘s defender aboard Leslie Thompkins until Bruce left Gotham at the long time of fourteen. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] Alfred and Leslie became attract to each other during their guardianship, and after Bruce left, they began a romantic relationship. They casually saw each other until the events of Knightfall. [ 9 ]

Batman and Robin

Main articles: Batman: Year One and Batman: Year Three Alfred remained as the sole defender of Wayne Manor until the eventual tax return of Bruce Wayne, after many years of study and train. It was on his return key that he supported Bruce ‘s plan to take back Gotham City from the criminals and helped him as good he could. Alfred tended to Bruce ‘s wounds after his inaugural out, but only after Bruce discovered a bat in the survey that inspired him to don a costume to strike fear into criminals. When lieutenant Gordon and his wife paid a visit to Wayne Manor while doing some probe about the “ Batman ”, Alfred helped Bruce disguise himself as a self-absorbed playboy millionaire and therefore escape suspicion of Bruce ‘s “ participation ” in Batman ‘s attacks against the city throng. [ 10 ] After a successful first base year, Alfred became the most hope ally of the Batman, much providing everything to make the Dark Knight ‘s quest easy. In the same was vitamin a Alfred as a father calculate for Bruce, who he considered as his own son, [ 5 ] he besides played an crucial character in the inclusion body of Dick Grayson as Bruce Wayne ‘s ward and his smooth transition to become Robin, the Boy Wonder. however, in an campaign to rectify past mistakes made with Bruce, Alfred tried his best to be a friend to Dick, more than he ever was for Bruce. As a result of this conscious campaign, Alfred kept tabs on Tony Zucco, the man who killed Dick ‘s parents and he would constantly plea the password circuit board to keep the criminal locked in prison once he was captured by Batman and Robin. Alfred did this for football team years, keeping the truth from Dick and Bruce, but in the last year, his efforts were in conceited and Zucco was released. Although Alfred considered this a deep personal failure, all bare business between Zucco, Dick and Bruce were promptly solved. [ 11 ]

Enter Tim Drake

Main article: Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Alfred remained the most believe ally of Batman and Robin, even after Dick Grayson ‘s separation from the team after six years and during Jason Todd ‘s prison term as The Boy Wonder until his death at the hands of the Joker. however, Alfred played a vital character in the insertion of Tim Drake into the Batman ‘s life. When Dick Grayson brought Tim to Wayne Manor, Alfred was shocked to learn that Tim had deduced everything about Batman and Robin. When Dick joined Batman as Nightwing and fell for a deadly trap prepared by Two-Face, Alfred allowed Tim to wear the Robin costume and he took the child to Batman ‘s location, where the two of them confronted the bend. Their initial confrontation allowed Batman and Nightwing to capture Two-Face shortly afterwards. After a successful deputation, Alfred convinced Bruce to allow Tim to become the newly Robin. [ 12 ] however, this besides meant that Alfred was in mission of the initial stages of Tim ‘s educate before he could start training with Batman. [ 13 ]

Sword of Azrael

Main article: Batman: Sword of Azrael Certain day, Bruce started investigating the sheath of a crime related to Carleton Lehah and apparently an revenge angel. Alfred traveled along with Bruce to Switzerland, where their helicopter was attacked by Lehah. [ 14 ] Alfred and Bruce survived the attack and landed on the mountains, where they were attacked again, this time by the figure known as Azrael. Batman fough them away and he found a tax shelter to stay along with Alfred. [ 15 ] Following their probe, then went to a hospital where they confronted Lehah, who attacked Alfred and kidnapped Bruce. Alfred was late taken hostage by Azrael and his men, but he convinced them to work together to stop Lehah and rescue Bruce. [ 16 ] They tracked down the villain back to America, where they rescued Bruce, but failed to capture Lehah. After this, Azrael, whose real identity was Jean-Paul Valley, joined Bruce to be trained as a vigilante. [ 17 ]

Knightfall

Main article: Batman: Knightfall back in Gotham, Alfred noticed that Bruce was n’t the same after the moral kill when Black Mask escaped from the law. [ 18 ] Alfred ‘s business showed, [ 19 ] [ 20 ] particularly after Batman ‘s brush with The General [ 21 ] and besides when he found Batman asleep on the batcave ‘s stairway. [ 22 ] During this trying times, Alfred was constantly award to tend Batman and Robin ‘s wounds [ 23 ] and he besides tried to keep Dr. Kinsolving unaware of Bruce ‘s strenuous activities. [ 24 ] Despite Bruce ‘s intent on self-destruct, Alfred would keep reminding him about his affairs as Bruce Wayne. [ 25 ] Alfred became mindful of Bruce ‘s decision to shut out Tim while he was working on a event against Two-Face, [ 26 ] and he decided that Batman most surely would need serve. Alfred and Robin went looking for Two-Face and they saved Batman ‘s life by doing so. [ 27 ] When the Riddler took over a television receiver show, Alfred took Robin to the space in the Bat-van and his aid was substantive in the capture of the lunatic, [ 28 ] while Batman was trying to rescue Mayor Krol from Joker and Scarecrow. [ 29 ] A few hours late, Tim went home and Alfred stayed alone at Wayne Manor, where he was knocked unconscious mind by Bane. [ 30 ] By the prison term Alfred recovered, he noticed Batman was being destroyed by Bane and with all his lastingness, he managed to crawl out of Wayne Manor and walked to the Drake Manor, looking for Tim ‘s help. [ 31 ] A few moments belated, Alfred, Tim and Jean-Paul Valley rescued Batman from the streets, disguised as paramedics from Mercy General Hospital, and with their own dumbbell ambulance, and they took Bruce to the Batcave, where Alfred did his best with the medical equipment available, but despite his efforts, Alfred knew that Bruce ‘s bet on had been broken and he would be paralyzed for life sentence. [ 32 ] In order to give Bruce the proper aesculapian discussion without exposing his identity, Alfred arranged for Dr. Kinsolving to come to Wayne Manor to look over Bruce. Alfred and Tim wrecked one of Bruce ‘s cars to convince Dr. Kinsolving that Bruce had been in a cable car crash and he besides acquired exceed checkup equipment for Shondra to work at Wayne Manor without having to leave. [ 33 ] A few nights belated, Alfred helped Bruce after Dr. Kinsolving and Jack Drake were kidnapped [ 34 ] and together, they started their quest to locate them, with their first address being the island of Santa Prisca. [ 35 ]

resignation

Main article: Batman: Knightquest
Alfred and Bruce continued their quest to find Shondra and Jack Drake and after a fail rescue try at Santa Prisca, [ 36 ] [ 37 ] Alfred travelled with Bruce to his home land of England, where they tracked depressed Shondra and Jack with serve from The Hood. [ 38 ] [ 39 ] After rescuing Jack Drake, Alfred tagged along with Bruce on his search for Shondra, [ 40 ] but they soon returned to Gotham, where doctors told Bruce to lay off. Alfred tried to get Bruce to rest, but Bruce was determined to track down Shondra and Asp, forcing Alfred to present his resignation as he would n’t stand watching Bruce kill himself. As his last act, Alfred went to Wayne Manor to retrieve his stuff, clean the house and ask Jean-Paul to help Bruce if he could. After this, Alfred moved away from Gotham City and out of Bruce ‘s life. [ 41 ] Months later, Dick Grayson tracked Alfred down to London, where he managed to convince him to return to America. [ 42 ]

No Man ‘s Land

Main article: Batman: No Man’s Land His resourcefulness came to the fore during the time when Gotham was declared “ No Man ‘s Land “, [ 43 ]. Batman was missing for weeks, leaving Alfred entirely to watch the city. He used his skills as an actor, storyteller, medical officer, and spy to survive and collect information on the recently destroyed society. Alfred even used hand-to-hand fight in a rare on-panel fight sequence between him and a match of slavers that ended with his rescue by a just-returned Batman .

War Games

Main article: Batman: War Games After a solid year, the city was part of the country again and many changes came with it. Tim Drake stopped being Robin and Batman allowed Stephanie Brown to become the adjacent Robin ; a decision that Alfred opposed. [ 44 ] When Stephanie was fired from the character, the greatest gang war broke out in Gotham and Tim was forced to return to his character as Robin. Alfred was creditworthy for giving him back his suit and welcomed him back to the Bat Family. [ 45 ] Alfred located Nightwing after he was shot on the leg and took him to the mobile batcave. [ 46 ] Alfred healed Nightwing and after the operation was finished, Alfred forced Nightwing to stay in bed and prevented him from going out to battle. [ 47 ] When the whole war was all over, Alfred shared a glass of wine with Bruce and Dick, remembering past events. [ 46 ] shortly after, Alfred delivered a videotape of a air by Arturo Rodriguez to Bruce. [ 48 ] The mystery behind the videotape caused Bruce to learn that person was creditworthy for Stephanie ‘s death and Alfred helped Bruce read a conversation among thugs on a night club in arrange to learn more about it [ 49 ] and filtered the information for Batman. [ 50 ] Alfred witnessed along with Bruce how the events of the War Games were solved by Bruce himself and he was beaming to put it all behind. [ 51 ]

Under the Hood

Main article: Batman: Under the Hood After a few days, Alfred was contacted by Lucius Fox, who was looking for Bruce. Alfred did his best to diverge Fox ‘s attention as Bruce was highly busy working as Batman. however, Fox went to Wayne Manor and Alfred was forced to call Bruce to talk with Fox. After the badly news program about Wayne Enterprises, Alfred kept an affirmative thinker, saying that Bruce wo n’t feel the motivation for more gadgets and equipment than he already had. [ 52 ] shortly after, Bruce learned that Jason Todd was animated and became the criminal Red Hood. Alfred offered to remove Jason ‘s Robin suit from the display sheath in the Batcave, but Bruce wanted to keep it. [ 53 ] Alfred assisted Bruce on his quest to discover what happened to Jason Todd after his death and together they examined the gravesite and the coffin where Jason was buried. Alfred was concerned for Bruce ‘s wellbeing and after long days of non-stop work, they discovered that there was never a body inside that coffin. [ 54 ] later, Alfred received a box from Jason, delivered to Wayne Manor. Alfred took the software to the Batcave and examined it thoroughly. He discovered a lock of park hair inside and an address ampere well. Alfred informed Batman about this and Batman asked him to run a deoxyribonucleic acid trial on the green haircloth. [ 55 ]

Batman R.I.P .

Main articles: Batman R.I.P. and Batman: Heart of Hush When Hush reappeared, he had performed a credit card surgery on his face to look identical to Bruce Wayne. With his new font, he tried to trick Alfred to let him into the Batcave, but Alfred had been warned by the actual Bruce about Hush ‘s plan and when the imposter broke into Wayne Manor, Alfred fought the villain with noteworthy fighting skills for one so delicate and old versus one sol young. however, Hush managed to stab Alfred in the shoulder and was about to kill the congregation butler when Batman arrived. As the crusade continued in the Batcave, Alfred activated the automatic T-Rex and distracted Hush hanker adequate for Robin and Nightwing to arrive. After Hush was defeated, Alfred stitched Bruce ‘s wounds. [ 56 ] Some meter belated, Bruce started dating Jezebel Jet and even revealed his secret to her. Tim Drake asked Alfred about Bruce ‘s wellbeing and Alfred replied that it would be futile for convention people try to understand Bruce ‘s thinker. After this, Tim asked him about the DNA test between Bruce and Damian, but Alfred refused to tell him, precisely like he was indicated by Bruce. [ 57 ] A few days late, Alfred was washing the Batmobile and later he tried to heal some of Bruce ‘s struggle wounds, despite Bruce ‘s reluctance. Bruce told Alfred about a new cryptic group called Black Glove and in order to learn more, he sent Alfred to watch and previous movie by the lapp name. When Alfred returned home plate, he found the Batcave in flames and most of it, destroyed. He was soon ambushed by Le Bossu and his gargoyles, who beat Alfred to a pulp. [ 58 ] Bruised and beaten, Alfred was held hostage by Doctor Hurt in the batcave and witnessed how the Club of Villains and the Black Glove used Batman ‘s secret lair as their base of operations. [ 59 ] As their hostage, Alfred endured Hurt ‘s attacks and Scorpiana ‘s torture methods. [ 60 ] soon after, Alfred was rescued by Damian Wayne, who took Alfred out of the burning Batcave on the batmobile and they rushed towards Arkham to aid Batman, pushing an ambulance off a bridge, much to Alfred ‘s alarm. [ 61 ] After Batman ‘s final disappearance, Alfred returned to the Batcave, where he found Batgirl making a tilt of heroes to create a team similar to the Outsiders, but with the intention of replacing Batman. Alfred suggested that the list consisted only of people seeking redemption for past actions a lot like Batgirl and he besides suggested that she should let Nightwing be separate of her plan, but ultimately she refused. [ 62 ] curtly after, Alfred spotted Nightwing gliding towards Wayne Manor and he met the young champion at the Batcave, where he landed, badly injured. Alfred performed operating room on Nightwing and removed two bullets from his shoulder, having learned the right routine by watching Discovery Channel. Alfred dosed Nightwing, allowing him to recover and after Nightwing left the cave, Alfred analyzed the bullets and found traces of Scarecrow ‘s Fear Toxin, leaving him no option but to inform Dick. [ 63 ] Alfred was present when Dick jumped from the stratosphere to Earth and witnessed the extraordinary feat along with Tim Drake. [ 64 ] Shorly after, Alfred travelled to Japan to take care of some of Bruce ‘s unfinished business. While in Japan, Alfred was contacted by Nightwing asking for leads on the latest case and Alfred gave him the want information. [ 65 ] A few days late, Alfred returned and having no one else to call, he summoned Nightwing to Gotham after Two-Face ‘s reappearance. [ 66 ] After the inaugural failed attempt of capturing the villains, Alfred comforted Nightwing and told him to learn from his mistakes, just like Batman did in the begin. [ 67 ] When Nightwing finally decided to return to Gotham, Alfred picked him from the coach station and took him home, where together with the help of Tim, they rebuilt the Batcave and agreed to continue with their mission in memory of Bruce. [ 68 ] After Batman ‘s end, Alfred set up a new Outsiders team, in an feat to fill Batman ‘s shoes with their combined efforts. [ citation needed ] Alfred was concerned about Gotham ‘s position without Batman and he urged Nightwing to pick up the cape of the bat and follow his mentor ‘s steps by becoming the Batman, but Nightwing refused. [ 69 ] Moments by and by, when Nightwing returned to the cave with an hurt Damian, Alfred healed them both and encouraged Dick to last become Batman. [ 70 ] After Nightwing went to stop Jason Todd, Alfred allowed Damian to join the conflict by sending him with Squire. When Dick came out victorious, Alfred, distillery at his service, witnessed how Grayson took the blanket of the bat and became Batman. [ 71 ] Some fourth dimension subsequently, Alfred learned that Vicki Vale was trying to prove a connection between Batman and Bruce Wayne. Alfred used Thomas Elliot, to impersonate Bruce and try to eliminate her suspicions. [ 72 ] however, Vicki was n’t convinced and she went to Wayne Manor, where she revealed to Alfred that she had one of Batman ‘s tracers to prove it all. Alfred used his acting skills to take the device away from her and keep off confirming her theory. [ 73 ] After Bruce Wayne ‘s official rejoinder, Alfred joined Bruce on a worldwide travel to set up the Batman Incorporated organization. [ 74 ]

Abilities

Publication History

  • Alfred and Bruce started collecting first edition books after the murder of the Waynes and they kept doing it for the remaining of their time together.[55]
  • He is the only member of the Batman Family that is allowed by Bruce Wayne to own a firearm.[citation needed]
  • The character is very popular, having received a nomination for the R.A.C. “Squiddy” Award for Favorite Supporting Character in 1994 and for Best Character in 2001. He was also nominated for the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Supporting Male Character in 1994.
  • The New Earth Alfred was the first mainstream Alfred to have been shown to have been Bruce Wayne’s butler from childhood, and to have raised Bruce after his parents’ deaths. Both the Earth-Two and Earth-One Alfreds came to work for Bruce after he had became Batman. The idea that Alfred raised Bruce was introduced on the Super Friends TV show, and was brought into comics in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns before being brought into the main continuity.
  • Dick Grayson has referred to Alfred as his “best friend” on multiple occasions.[77][78]
  • Alfred has admitted to having been drunk twice in his life; before he left England for America, and the night he left Gotham City.[78]

associate

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DC Rebirth Logo.png This character is or was an incarnation of or an ally of Batman, and a member of the Batman Family. This template will mechanically categorize articles that include it into the “ Batman Family members “ class .
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This character is or was primarily a member of the super-hero team known as the Outsiders, in any of its respective incarnations. They are a black ops team dedicated to fighting evil and taking the fall in public opinion that bigger groups like the Justice League can not, started by Batman to avoid being crippled by public relations needs. This template will categorize articles that include it into the “ Outsiders members “ category .
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