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Be the butler in Batman Arkham Knight

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We all know who the real muscle is in Gotham City. It isn’t the Batman, it most certainly isn’t the Gotham City Police Department and it sure as hell isn’t Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin. No, if there’s one thing that I’ve learnt in life, it’s that the butler always, always did it.

And in this case, Alfred Pennyworth is busting heads all along Gotham as he takes on the criminal underworld. And doing so while keeping his suit in immaculate condition as well. Now that’s just class.

If you can’t watch it above, the video I’ve embedded contains several minutes of the faithful Batman butler delivering an entire turbo-mansion’s worth of boot to ass. It’s all part of a PC mod created by tchi6, although it does have a few limitations.

Alfred has a limited moveset, is unable to perform counter-attacks, use environmental take-downs or finish off enemies with Dual Team take-downs.

This is all moot however, as the idea of playing a Batman game as Alfred Pennyworth is something that I hope to see the season pass exploit. Until that happens however, this mod is the next best thing.

The funny thing is there is a precedent in the comics that legitimately allows Alfred to be an ass-kicker. When he first rocked up in Batman, Alfred was a bumbling hindrance to Batman, an overweight British stereotype that spoke in an accent more clichéd than Dick Van Dyke’s cockeny dialect in Mary Poppins.

This soon changed however, when Alfred got sent to fat camp and came back as a suave and debonair ally of Batman. Over the years, his character was slowly retconned to have a British military background and some field service medic experience, which explains how he knows how to constantly patch Batman up.

The most extreme version of this Aflred being of course, in the Batman Earth One graphic novels, where he happens to be a full-on hardcore military specialist who taught Bruce everything he knows about fighting.


And that’s your geekgasm for the day then.

Last Updated: July 31, 2015


  1. I quite like Alfred in Beware the Batman. Quite a refreshing and different take on him.


  2. Dean

    July 31, 2015 at 09:27

    Best thing in the Gods Among Us prequel is seeing him beat Superman whilst giving him the “I’m very disappointed in you” speech.


    • Hammersteyn

      July 31, 2015 at 09:29



  3. Hammersteyn

    July 31, 2015 at 09:29

    I’d s till love a game where you play as the Joker or any of the villains and you have to battle the police on heists while evading Batman.


    • Dutch Matrix

      July 31, 2015 at 09:31

      One does not simply evade The Batman


  4. Generic ZA

    July 31, 2015 at 09:29

    So the “butler did it” is true in this case! Sigh, this is one thing that consoles lack, PC mods of games like GTA and Batman etc always add to the enjoyment of a game.


  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 31, 2015 at 09:29

    Would that then make you… Butman?


    • Dutch Matrix

      July 31, 2015 at 09:38

      No. You are Buttman. Now pull down them pants! Dutch wants to show you his love rocket launcher.


    • Matthew Holliday

      July 31, 2015 at 10:42

      “I am the buttman, I am the help.”
      i dont think that will catch on.


  6. Nikola

    July 31, 2015 at 09:47

    hahaha for a second there I got afraid that the next story DLC will be you play as Alfred LOL!


  7. Deceased

    July 31, 2015 at 10:37

    Am I sensing a new weekly award for Lagz-staff? ( or us peasants maybe *beggingface* )

    Where it goes to the person that possibly suggested the most stories to cover for his/her coworkers ( or from our peasant POV, the godly overlords that keep us informed ) …


  8. Matthew Holliday

    July 31, 2015 at 10:41

    “the idea of playing a Batman game as Alfred Pennyworth is something that I hope to see the season pass exploit.”
    you got one thing right, and one thing wrong.
    1. having any hope for a batman seasons pass is just futile.

    2. the only thing batmans seasons pass does, is exploit you.


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