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Real Identity: Alfred Pennyworth
Appearances (BTAS): On Leather Wings, Heart of Ice, Feat of Clay, Feat of Clay Part Two, The Cat and the Claw Part Two, Pretty Poison, Nothing to Fear, Appointment in Crime Alley, The Clock King, The Last Laugh, Eternal Youth, Two-Face Part Two, Joker's Favor, Vendetta, Prophecy of Doom, The Forgotten, Mad as a Hatter, Perchance to Dream, The Underdwellers, Night of the Ninja, the Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne, Tyger, Tyger, Dreams in Darkness, Beware the Gray Ghost, Cat Scratch Fever, I am the Night, Moon of the Wolf, Terror in the Sky, Christmas with the Joker, Heart of Steel, Heart of Steel Part Two, If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?, Joker's Wild, His Silicon Soul, What is Reality?, The Laughing Fish, Harley and Ivy, Zatanna, Robin's Reckoning, Robin's Reckoning Part Two, Blind as a Bat, Day of the Samurai, The Demon's Quest, Read My Lips, Shadow of the Bat, Shadow of the Bat Part Two, Mudslide, The Worrymen, Paging the Crime Doctor, Mask of the Phantasm, House and Garden, Avatar, Bane, Riddler's Reform, Make 'Em Laugh, Deep Freeze, A Bullet for Bullock, The Lion and the Unicorn, Sub-Zero, Sins of the Father, Cold Comfort, Never Fear, World's Finest, Growing Pains, Mean Seasons, Over the Edge, Torch Song, The Ultimate Thrill, Old Wounds, Chemistry, Beware the Creeper, Judgement Day, Mystery of the Batwoman and Chase Me
Appearances (STAS): Demon Reborn
Appearances (SS): Hard as Nails
Appearances (JL): Hereafter Part One, Starcrossed Part Two and Part Three
Appearances (BTAC Comics): Hardware, Mentors Part 1, Mentors Part 2, The Darker Knight, Red Son Rising Part 1, Red Son Rising Part 2, Red Son Rising Part 3, and Secret Santa
Skills: Advice, Chauffeur, Espionage, Medic and Mechanic
Voiced By: Clive Revill (On Leather Wings, Nothing to Fear, and Christmas with the Joker) and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Born and raised in England, Alfred Pennyworth followed in his mother's footsteps as a theater actor instead of becoming a butler for the Wayne Family in Gotham City like his father and grandfather. Pennyworth later entered the British Secret Service. His exploits are unrevealed, except for Project Excalibur. England retained one of its hidden missile silos as a last resort defensive measure. The site could only be activated by two verbal commands. One was given to Pennyworth. After quitting the Service, Pennyworth became engaged with younger woman only to find out she cheated on him. When his father passed away, Alfred decided to fulfill his father's obligation and became family butler to Thomas and Martha Wayne, just as their son Bruce was born.
When Thomas and Martha were murdered, Pennyworth and a family friend Dr. Leslie Thompkins raised Bruce. Pennyworth did his best to prevent Bruce from falling into the darkness of insanity over his parents' deaths and acted as a surrogate father. He shared in Wayne's desire for justice and willingly went along with Wayne's plan. After Wayne returned to Gotham from his world travels, Pennyworth was relieved to see him fall in love with Andrea Beaumont but circumstances prevented their happy ending. Wayne became Batman. On the first night, even Pennyworth was taken aback. Aside from house work and helping with Wayne's appointments, Pennyworth offers his witty retorts to Batman. Since then he has been aide to Bruce and later Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake.