| OUTSIDER [Alfred Pennyworth]|
Real Name: Alfred Pennyworth
Aliases: Mister O
First Appearance: (as Alfred Pennyworth): Batman #16 (April-May 1943)
(as the Outsider): Detective Comics #334 (December 1964)
When Alfred Pennyworth, the butler of Bruce Wayne, had sacrified his life shoving Batman and Robin out of the path of a falling boulder, Bruce founded a charitable organization, "the Alfred Foundation" in honor of his old friend. Shortly thereafter, a strange menace called the Outsider – a chalk-white creature covered with white lumps and clad in purple briefs – appeared in Gotham City. Though Batman and Robin did not originally meet him in person, they ran into his intermediaries such as the Grasshoppers (I-III), Blockbuster (I), and a brainwashed Zatanna. Finally meeting their nemesis face to face, Batman and Robin were stunned when they realized that the Outsider was – Alfred. For reasons unknown, he had been buried in a refrigerated mausoleum, where a scientist named Brandon Crawford conducted a radical experiment to revive him. Instead, he had created a new lifeform, one that hated Batman and Robin. Batman knocked out the Outsider beneath the rays of the regeneration machine, transforming him back into Alfred, who had no recollection of his Outsider persona. The Dynamic Duo vowed to keep it a secret, and the Alfred Foundation was renamed the Wayne Foundation. The Outsider appeared twice after this. Once, when he physically departed from Alfred’s body and fought Man-Bat as "Mister O" in New York, and once when the villainous I.Q. reawakened the Outsider persona within Alfred and had him battle Batman, Superman, and… the Outsiders.
[Note: In the current DC Universe, Alfred’s Outsider days are seemingly no longer canonical.]