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Quote1 You've heard many stories about the boy I raised. Bruce Wayne. The boy who would become Batman. There are almost too many to count. This one takes place in my hometown, London. And it's different from the rest. Of course, it starts the way the others do. The angry young man, far from Wayne Manor. Lost. And like the others, it's a mystery--a detective story about the distance between the boy he was then...and the man he is today. Quote2
--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Pirate Stories-why did I love them as a boy? Because at heart they're about children who rebel against their parents to create new lives for themselves. They're stories of defiance. But the trick is, when you look at them as a parent, you see, they're actually written as cautionary tales. The child comes home in the end, just before doom strikes the ship. But in this tale, Bruce, the one I've helped make for you, Batman...I worry it has gone on too long...that I've kept it going with you long past it's natural end. That's what I was screaming about when you were on the wrecked submarine. Not the ways you've failed me but the ways I may have failed you. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Earlier, I told you about my love of pirate stories. Of my favorite moments in those tales. The instant the young adventurer leaves home, sets sail on the dark ship and finds his new father. Now I will tell you about my least favorite. The moment--one that arrives in all of these stories--when that new mentor proves himself to be darker than he seemed. A moment when the young adventurer see the danger in his new captain. Sees the maelstrom coming...and comes to his senses. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Pirate stories...they were unequivocally my favorite kind of fiction when I was young. I chased down every one I could find. read them over and over until the pages fell beneath my fingers. Admittedly, my favorite part was often the final battle. It was the moment I waited for when I was a boy...the fight between the hero and the dark captain along the rigging, high in the air. The duel to the death, that clash when it came down to swords and secrets and lots and lots...of blood. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 When you're young, that's how you know Two-Face. For his louder exploits. But the key to understanding him is that he's two minds trapped in one body. When he's Harvey, he's a truly good soul. When he's Two-Face, he revels in human darkness. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 I fear sometimes, dear boy, that if you don't give this up, you'll have nothing. You can't have darkness and light at the same time, Master Bruce... Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 And it's not a thankless task. Every time I walk through Gotham, I see people with family, with friends, with lives. People who wouldn't be here without him. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 I will get the time with my daughter I did not have. And I can assist you in your missions. Because, unfortunately, my dead, fixing broken soldiers is not a skill I've had the liberty to forget. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 I'm more of an asset than you think, my good man. I can lead us out of here. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Yes, but this is Gotham, sir. And she does not know it. She doesn't know the way it sneaks up on you. Catches you off guard, even when you think you're in control. I have watched this place - this life - take the people I care about and grind them down. And I do not want my daughter to be one of them. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 You think you can lock me away? This is my home, Tommy. And you have no place here. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 I know when you were a boy you thought you might find answers to your parents' murder in the Court of Owls, and my suspicion is that perhaps you were hoping you might find more answers now. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 It's the thing Bruce knew to be true about Batman, more than anything else. The thing we all know, deep down, but don't like to admit... that the story of Batman is, and always will be, a tragedy. Bruce would never have let it be anything else. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 That man you saw tonight is the boy that none of us saved. Who Bruce would have been. Who he was meant to be. The city gave him back. This is his reward. This is his afterlife. This is the real Bruce Wayne. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Trust me, Master Bruce, if I thought I was encouraging you to disappear for over a decade and train around the world, I definitely would have found a different tactic. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 My God. It's... There's no other word for it, Master Bruce... We've seen terrible things before, but this...it's...it's a monster. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 He's broken you. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 No, Thomas, I'm sorry for what he's going to do to you when he returns. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Master Bruce, might I suggest some breathing room for young Master Damian... a little solitude... an opportunity for reflection... and a gift of trust. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 You're fallible and no longer immortal -- like a small part inside of the young boy that Talia didn't destroy still believes himself to be. As you unfortunately know better than most, Bruce, each of us has a day when we realize for the first time that nothing lasts forever. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Master Bruce, there is a vague report that Ted Carson is grooming a protégé. Possible name... Bridgit Pike. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 You think someone is obfuscating the facts about Superman's death? Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Wintergreen -- our benefactors began as boys with the best of intentions -- and now seem ready to lose the plot. Two men with the power to destroy the planet. Perhaps we owe it to the world... to save them. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 May I also remind you for the millionth time that your responsibilities do not end when the sun rises? Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Sir, might I ask a question? What do you gain from ripping open these old wounds? Are you worried there's a kernel of truth to what he's saying? That perhaps this city would be safer without a Batman? Or is all of this about Master Timothy? Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 You -- You said you believed Caldwell is The Wrath. I'm afraid I can confirm your suspiciouns. You also said you know he's ready for a fight. I'm afraid that isn't entirely correct. He's not just ready for a fight... He's readying himself for a war. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 My point, sir, was that back then you had a choice. I accept that now you feel you don't. Despite everything that's happened... you still do. I'll always be here to remind you of that. Merry Christmas, Master Bruce. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 After what I saw at the police station, I believe that this city will be able to stand on its own. Maybe one day, they won't need the Dark Knight. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 You see, Master Richard, we are not liars... we are performers. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Everyone has a vulnerability. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Because you proved here that you aren't just their sons... Your are our Super Sons. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Hnn. At least when Master Richard snuck out, he had the decency to construct a pillow dummy. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Because you proved here that you aren't just their sons... Your are our Super Sons. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 Hm. It seems I was wrong. You don't seem like your father... you sound like Ra's al Ghul. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

Quote1 You immense yourself in the dead, Master Bruce. And you come back each time a little less alive. The only thing your grave is missing is a date. Quote2

--Alfred Pennyworth (Prime Earth)

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