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For the Earth-97 version, see Alfred Pennyworth (Earth-97).

Alfred Pennyworth is the butler and friend of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Alfred has served with the Waynes since Bruce was born. When Bruce was left orphaned by the murder of his parents by Jack Napier when he was a young boy, Alfred watched after him as a father figure and watched Bruce grow and mature, assisting him in his quest to become Batman.

When the Joker terrorized Gotham City, Alfred helped Bruce to figure out Joker's identity and also identify the toxins in Smylex. After Joker's defeat, Alfred helped Bruce against the threat of Penguin by finding out his background and uncovering his plot to kidnap all of the city's firstborn sons and throw them into the sewer.


Early life

Alfred Pennyworth was raised in England. He eventually came to live in Gotham City, employed as a butler by Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha.

Alfred Pennyworth had served the Waynes ever since Bruce was a child. When his parents died, Alfred raised him, becoming more like a father figure than butler.


Alfred and Bruce in the Batcave.

Alfred supported Bruce's decision to become Batman and has helped him on a few occasions. He also continues to give Bruce guidance even when he is Batman. When the Joker began to terrorize Gotham, it was Alfred who helped Bruce deduce who he was and helped him identify the deadly toxins in the Jokers household products.

When the lovely Vicki Vale came into Bruce's life, he was confused about telling her that he was Batman. Through Alfred's wise words he convinced him to do so, although it was Alfred who eventually told her.

Batman Returns

After Batman defeated the Joker, a new threat arose to their attention - the Penguin. He had been an orphaned child because his parents found his deformed features repulsive and they tossed him into the sewers. The Penguin then arises from the sewers and becomes Gotham City's golden boy. So, the Penguin decides to run for Gotham City's mayor's office.

Alfred and Bruce in the Batcave.

Batman and Alfred don't believe this is his actual goal so they begin researching his background. They discover the Penguin's true intent is to kidnap all of Gotham City's firstborn children and toss them into the sewer just as his parents did to him. During all of this, there has been a strange Catwoman roaming around Gotham City. This mysterious Catwoman has already destroyed Shreck's department and has been snooping around Batman and romancing him. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne has been romancing Selina Kyle, lowly assistant to Max Shreck. Alfred seems somewhat relieved that Bruce has found someone after Vicki Vale has left.

Alfred helping Bruce.

Batman and Alfred set out on stopping him and Batman, using his Bat Ski-boat, rushes into The Penguin's lair. Meanwhile Alfred is receiving the coordinates for The Penguin's lair and is directing Batman to the lair. The Penguin has also sent penguins armed with rockets to the city center. Batman recives information regarding these rockets and tells Alfred to redirect them back to The Penguin's lair. Henceforth Alfred jams the signal sent by The Penguin to the penguin rockets and re-routes them the The Penguin's hideout.

"Merry Christmas, Mr. Wayne."

After The Penguin has been stopped, Catwoman was presumed dead after electrifying herself and Max Schreck to death. But while Driving in Gotham City, Bruce Wayne Sees Catwoman's shadow and tries to find her in vain. Upon returning to the car Alfred tries to cheer up the downfallen Bruce by saying "Merry Christmas Mr. Wayne." to which Bruce replys "And good will toward men.....and women." Then the Bat-Signal goes off and Catwoman arises to look at it.

Batman '89

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