Alfie Frederick Cobblepot
- Intro Video
Born as the oldest son of Gertrud Kapelput and Elijah Van Dahl, Gertrud left Elijah shortly after becoming pregnant with her second, and last child, Oswald. She never even bothered to tell the man she was carrying his child again before she was gone. Both he and Oswald were then raised solely by their mother after Oswald’s birth and were told their father died when they were young. Alfie would turn out to be the dimmer of the two boys, making him easy to manipulate by anyone- especially Oswald.
Both he and Oswald were considered strange and pathetic by local children when growing up, thus leading to being bullied. Their mother would often tell them, “Don’t listen to the other children.” But, that was tough to do, and it made it hard to trust others for Alfie. But, his mother continued to try and put it in his head that things would work out for him. That the bullying and insecurities would go away, even singing to him at night and telling him that someday he would be a great man. This helped to develop his desires for power and to move up in the world, and the same went into Oswald. So, both boys would have the same goals and work together to achieve them.
He went into the crime world alongside his brother, and would follow the younger Cobblepot in all their endeavors; good or bad. Even though he is the older son, he listens to Oswald and does what he’s told.
Having possessed a strong bond with his mother, this can be a trigger for him. He defended her to extremes, such as killing others for mistreating or putting down his mother. And, with her deceased now, his insanity slips in and out when he thinks about her.
Both boys have been in and out of Arkham many times, always treated by Hugo Strange. Alfie has been in more times than Oswald, since the younger is far more cunning and Alfie isn’t, which gets him into trouble more where as Oswald can weasel his way out of it.
In her earlier life, Gertrud worked as a cook for Elijah Van Dahl’s parents where they had a secret love. Elijah’s parents forbade this relationship between their son and one of their servants. Despite Elijah standing up to his parents, Gertrud was already gone with their young son, Alfie. Some time after this, Gertrud gave birth to Oswald Cobblepot and claimed to the boys that their father was dead. Alfie was not old enough to have remembered his father, so when told this lie, he believed it.
Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen visit Gertrud to report the supposed death of her son to her, although Gertrud believed a woman had taken advantage of Oswald and he has run off with her.
Oswald eventually returns home. When Gertrud gives him a bath, Oswald tells his mother that he has found a “friend” and that he is a policeman.
Gertrud is presented with a broach from Oswald, and she gives him inadvertently advice on how to take down Fish Mooney.
Gertrud is taken to Oswald’s new club and looks at it in amazement. She picks up Liza’s scarf, and later meets Jim Gordon. Afterward, she dances with Gabe. He later takes her home.
Gertrud sings at her son’s new bar Oswald’s although the audience isn’t too impressed, but clap regardless. However, one heckler insults Gertrud, leading Oswald and Alfie to dispose of him.
Whilst at the club Gertrud gets chatted to by mob boss Salvatore Maroni, who has a grudge against Oswald and Alfie after they had betrayed him. Maroni reveals some home truths to Gertrud that her sons are cold-blooded psychopaths, causing her to breakdown, and angering Oswald and Alfie, who swear to Maroni they will pay. Later back at her apartment, Gertrud asks her boys not to make a fool of her, and if what Maroni said was true. The boys continued to deny it, but Gertrud sees right through their lies.
The most defining trait of Gertrud’s personality is her deep love for her sons, Alfie and Oswald Cobblepot, who love her in return. Gertrud seems to see only bygone splendour and perfection around her, hardly ever harsh reality.
At some point, Theo Galavan and Tabitha Galavan abducted Gertrud in order to get Alfie and Oswald Cobblepot to help them out in their scheme.
With the help of Butch Gilzean, the brothers find her inside her cage at a warehouse and attempt to bust her out with bolt cutters. However, Theo and Tabitha Galavan are waiting for them and the gate is only accessible with a certain key. In the end, Gertrud is let out before Tabitha throws a knife in her back. Before succumbing to her wounds, Gertrud states that she is now aware of her sons’ activities and still considers them as good boys. As revenge, Oswald slashes Theo’s throat before the boys escape through a window.
After the boys were able to meet their father while visiting their mother’s grave, Elijah had the boys come to his house so they could talk. They learn that their mother, Gertrud, used to work as a cook for Elijah where they had been forbidden to make love. Upon the boys meeting their stepmother, Grace, and step-siblings, Charles and Sasha, Elijah holds a toast to their family.
The boys and Elijah begin to bond. But, they learn that their father is sick and that he has a hole in his heart that continues to get bigger. The boys eventually get the courage to tell Elijah about their violent past. Elijah tells them their past doesn’t matter. This comes as a complete shock to Grace and her children. Grace tries to get Sasha to seduce Alfie and Oswald, one at a time, but both reject her advances. Elijah becomes really sick and doctors announce his condition is getting worse. Elijah tells his boys that they will have many more years together. Elijah announces he wants to rewrite his will and leave everything to Alfie and Oswald. As Elijah and his boys have a drink, Elijah collapses and starts foaming at the mouth. The wine is spilled, revealing there was acid in it.
AFTER ELIJAH’S DEATH:
The Van Dahls wish to do away with the Cobblepot boys. However, after begging to stay, they decide to keep them around as free help. Oswald gets the duty of a maid while Alfie gets to be a butler. They were assuming that the boys would commit suicide after the trauma endured after what they’d experienced. As they do their duties, they are both treated badly by the Van Dahls, whom also insult their mother. When cleaning, Oswald comes to find the decanter that contained the poison used to kill Elijah. This sends over the edge, and shows Alfie and both boys lose it. But, it is Oswald that comes up with a plan.
The boys murder their step-siblings but wait until later that night to deal with Grace. Later that evening, as Alfie stands by as butler, Oswald serves Grace dinner. Grace inquires as to where Charles and Sasha are and asks Oswald to ring the dinner bell. Oswald replies that he doubts they would hear it. He then reveals he knows all about their plot to kill Elijah. He then draws a knife on Grace, who screams out for Charles and Sasha to help her. Oswald tells her they will not come. Grace asks where they are, to which Oswald implies they are the very meal she has on her dinner table. Both boys enjoy stabbing Grace to her death.
THE YOUNGER BROTHER:
Where Oswald has gone, so has Alfie. Oswald is the brains while Alfie is the lackey. It hasn’t happened yet, but Oswald is crazy enough to kill off his brother if Alfie ever gets in his way. They were once very close, but since Oswald has fallen in love with Nygma, he has all but abandon his older brother.
He acts like a gentleman until provoked. He dresses as one as well, but he can be murderous and ruthless, not acting as if he cares at all about others.
STRIVING TO BE APPRECIATED:
He does whatever Oswald wants from him as he is determined to be a good brother, and to look after him when he feels Oswald needs it. He assumes that his younger brother will appreciate him one day, but it seems unlikely as Penguin’s authority grows. The higher Oswald climbs the criminal ladder, the farther Alfie falls behind.
Judo: He has done a lot on his own to learn it, but also has taken classes.
Bare Knuckle Boxing
Intelligence: Not as much of a Genius as his brother, but Alfie can show signs of high intellect.
Cold Tolerance: Alfie is just like his brother in this regard, and can withstand incredibly cold temperatures; sub-freezing. He can spend extended time outdoors in the winter before frostbite, hypothermia or even discomfort begin. This ability is not superhuman; he is just at the far end of normal human cold tolerance.
Agile: He is very quick on his feet and can avoid most hand-to-hand attacks.
Connections to Criminals: Because of his brother, Alfie possesses the same connections to the criminal underworld- such as kingpins. They do not look upon Alfie with the same respect, but they are still usually willing to help him out by allowing him to hire their assassins and workers.
Anger: With his quickness to anger, Alfie can get easily distracted. When his mind is muddled, the chance of taking him out is increased.
The Penguin: When his brother is brought up negatively, or the Cobblepots are made fun of, it will trigger him to act insanely.
Insanity: This is a constant problem for him, making him do irrational things. He does not use his intelligence as slick as Penguin, and proceeds with plans without thinking them through properly. This can be a downfall.
Being Human: Because of this, he can be as easily killed as any other human. He has no resistance to anything other than extreme cold.
Easily Manipulated: Since his brother is the ultimate manipulator, he uses this often on Alfie.
Trick Umbrellas, Guns, Henchmen, Birds
Just as his brother, Alfie utilizes an assortment of umbrellas, particularly the Bulgarian umbrella. These usually contain weapons such as machine guns, sword tips, missiles, lasers, flamethrowers, and acid or poison gas spraying devices fired from the ferrule. (However, Alfie is able to weaponize his umbrellas in an almost unlimited variety of ways.) Some of his umbrellas can carry multiple weapons at once. He often carries an umbrella that can transform its canopy into a series of spinning blades: this can be used as a miniature helicopter or as an offensive weapon; he often uses this to escape a threatening situation. The canopy of the umbrella is sometimes depicted as being a bullet resistance shield, and some are patterned in different ways from a spiral capable of hypnotizing opponents to flashy signs. He can also call upon his brother’s flying birds to attack and confuse his enemies in battle.
SUIT & BOWLER-
His suits are special made, created from material that is not only fireproof, but also bulletproof.
His hats are heavy duty, made to be bulletproof. He can also throw them as a weapon, or used to hit someone to cause injury or knock them out. Others have brims sharp enough to slice through flesh.
Some of the Types-
An umbrella that shoots a pellet that keeps the victim tired and void for a week or so
An umbrella that can implode a lock on the door, making an easy break-in
An umbrella that flies and is used to shred victims
An umbrella that has a sword hidden under the cap, and is used only in hand-to-hand combat
An umbrella that shoots bullets
An umbrella that at the top of its point sports a deadly knife
An umbrella that shoots a sugary substance which attracts hummingbirds
An umbrella that doubles as a flamethrower
An umbrella that sprays sleeping gas out of the cap
An umbrella that acts as a shield
Fish Breath – Given to him by children he knew as a child. But now, he’s called this by those wanting to upset him.
Alfie: “You’re in danger of ruffling my feathers.”
“We just lie and languish in our misery and anguish. If you’d count us up, there’d be… enough of us to fill the sea.”
“Let it Rain! I have my umbrella to keep me dry.”
- Who Am I...
The Penguin's Older Brother
- Romantic Interests
Women (and Men)
- Relationship Status
- My Story Is...
Gertrud Kapelput (mother; deceased)
Elijah Van Dahl (father; deceased)
Grace Van Dahl (stepmother; deceased)
Charles Van Dahl (stepbrother; deceased)
Sasha Van Dahl (stepsister; deceased)
Oswald Cobblepot (brother)
DOB: February 6, 1980
POB: Gotham City
Current Residence: Gotham City
Martial Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Right/Left Handed: Right
Spends a Lot of Time At: The Iceberg Lounge.
Locked Away In Most of the Time: Arkham Asylum
Sanity Level: Insane / Unstable
Full Name: Alfie Frederick Cobblepot
Nicknames: Alph, Fish Breath
Favorite Food: Fish- Salmon, Sushi, Tuna Sandwiches, etc.
Fish Mooney (formerly)
Maroni crime family (formerly)
Falcone crime family (formerly)
Cobblepot crime family
- My Appearance
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 180 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
‘Trick’ Umbrella, Gun, Knife, Suit, Bowler Hat, Money
- My Secrets Are...
…best kept that way. Secret.
- I Believe...
I'll never be the villain my brother is.
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