We tidy ourselves up for a look at Batman's butler ALFRED PENNYWORTH! Why does he keep working for a loner like Bruce? And how would he actually be like a Real Housewife? Listen now to find out!
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Alfred created by Don Cameron & Bob Kane in Batman #16 (April 1943)
Originally Alfred Beagle, later retconned to Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth
Also originally overweight and clumsy, he was the comic relief of the story, as he attempted to act like a detective alongside Batman & Robin – later his physical appearance changed to match that of the actor who played him in the serial – since then, he’s been slim with a mustache
Serves as butler for Batman/Bruce Wayne and Robin/Dick Grayson, one of the only people who knows their true identities
Pre-Crisis, he was an actor and intelligence agent whose father served the Wayne family
Post-Crisis, he has been a valet all his life, serving the Waynes after his father passed away
New 52 – Alfred was a soldier, whose father served the Waynes – Jarvis attempted to resign, but was murdered by the Court of Owls
Alfred had a daughter, Julia, who served in reconnaissance for the British Army – mother was Mademoiselle Marie, a French war heroine
Loses his right hand in Batman: Endgame, but has it reattached after Bruce returns
Surrogate father to Bruce – he carries the burden of his secrets
Focus on helping others means he can lose himself (22:04)
In-universe – Alfred’s understudy
Out of universe (33:57)
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