A villain published by DC Comics
. The Outsider
in Detective Comics #334
Alfred Pennyworth is the butler of Bruce Wayne and one of the
few people that share the secret that Bruce Wayne lives a double
life as the Batman. Alfred has helped Batman over the years and
has shown himself to be a brave man and not one to shrink from danger.
So when some of Alfred's friends were taken by mobsters and going
to be killed, Alfred sprang into action. He attempted to rescue his
friends from the criminals and succeeded, but at the cost of his own
Or so it would have seemed. Instead, Alfred was discovered by a
scientist/inventor to not be dead, but in a deathlike trance.
How Alfred ended up in this trance or what the scientist was doing
trolling the morgue was never explained, but said scientist decided
that Alfred would benefit from his untested, experimental invention,
because what was the worst that could happen? The experiment not only brought Alfred out of the trance but gave
him super-human abilities, pasty white skin with circles all over it,
and a burning desire to kill Batman and Robin. In other words, the
procedure had mixed results.
Calling himself the Outsider (because he considered himself outside
the human race), Alfred used his new abilities which ranged from
telekinesis to teleporation to try and do in the Dynamic Duo.
Alfred was eventually cured and left with no knowledge of his exploits
as the Outsider. Batman chose not to tell Alfred of the affair
fearing that it would kill him and we see how that turned out the
Alfred has turned into the Outsider on a number of other ocassions,
but has always been defeated.