Alfred Pennyworth is the Wayne family butler and helped raise Bruce Wayne in his childhood. Years later, Pennyworth helps Wayne put up appearances in public and monitoring the city for crime. One night, while Batman was on patrol near Sector 12, Pennyworth contacted him and asked which suit to have pressed for Bruce Wayne's meetings the next day. He held up two suits to pick from. Batman was not very alarmed. Pennyworth admitted those were the things that kept him up at night. He then asked when Batman would be returning home since he made coq au vin for dinner. However, scans picked up a break in at S.T.A.R. Labs. Later that night, while Batman and Nightwing conferred on incidents, Pennyworth alerted them of another animal-related crime in progress at the Gotham National Bank.

Back at the Batcave, Batman and Red Robin looked over the 11 related crimes and determined they formed a circle. Pennyworth noted it was a circle around The Aviary, Gotham's newest tallest building and a project of Oswald Cobblepot. He reminded Batman that Wayne was expected at the Aviary's grand opening gala that night. Pennyworth then informed Wayne his tuxedo and invitation were upstairs and told him not to be late. He walked off and the two training robots defeated by Red Robin followed.

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