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Alfred Pennyworth
Alfred Pennyworth TDKR
Appeared in Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Status Alive
Actor Michael Caine
"You see only one end to your journey, leaving is all I have to make you understand. You not the batman anymore, you have to find another cave."
―Alfred Pennyworth [src]

Alfred Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's butler at Wayne Manor. He knows that Bruce is Batman and aids him.

Biography

Early life

He served in the British S.A.S when he was younger and caught a man in Burma who as he put it just wanted to see the world burn.

Batman Begins

"Master Wayne, you've been gone a long time."
―Alfred Pennyworth [src]

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Batman: Gotham Knight

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The Dark Knight

"Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice."
―Alfred Pennyworth [src]

Alfred and Bruce moved to a downtown penthouse and the batcave was relocated to the Gotham Docks as Wayne Manor was destroyed. Although he supported Bruce's decision as Batman, Alfred couldn't help but worry about him while he was on his nightly raids. Alfred eventually told Bruce to know his limits to which Bruce replied that Batman has no limits. Alfred was a source of wisdom to not only Bruce, but Rachel Dawes and on a more casual level, Harvey Dent. When Bruce traveled to Hong Kong to get a business man who was handling the mob's money, it was Alfred who came up with the alibi for Bruce.Rachel gave him the task of giving Bruce a letter "when the time is right." Alfred later read it and discovered that she was going to marry Dent.

Upon her death, Bruce was downtrodden and as Alfred was about to give him the letter he attempted to hide it saying, "It can wait." He later burned the letter.

The Dark Knight Rises

"I won't bury you. I've buried enough members of the Wayne family."
―Alfred Pennyworth [src]

Eight years after the death of Harvey Dent, Alfred assists Bruce in finding out information about the mercenary, Bane. However, the two become distanced from one another when Alfred uses Rachel to demotivate him from becoming Batman once more. Alfred also explains that he burnt the letter Rachel addressed to Bruce that outlined she intended to marry Harvey and not Bruce. This leads to Alfred leaving Wayne Manor on Bruce's orders. Over Bruce's grave, Alfred breaks down in tears and apologizes to Bruce's parents having failed to protect their son. However, when Alfred returns to the Florentine restaurant, he looks across to see Bruce dining with Selina Kyle and they exchange smiles to one another and nod. At this point Alfred leaves happy and joyful that Bruce is alive and that he has finally found peace and starting a family.

Character traits

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Relationships

Appearances/Actors

Trivia

  • Michael Caine portrays Alfred in the movie Batman Begins and its sequel The Dark Knight. Despite Bruce Wayne's lifelong rebellion and frequent departure from home as shown in the film, Alfred never loses faith in his master. He also has a flair for both sarcasm and fatherly banter, a frequent source for comic relief in the film.

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