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13th Sep '16 3:35:24 AM Tarkas
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** This has changed over the years. When first introduced, Alfred was primarily there for comic relief, particularly in the role of a self-styled detective who either had to be rescued from the danger his bungling efforts got him into by Batman and Robin, or who triumphed by sheer luck and/or slapstick humour. Later, the detective angle was dropped, but one thing that remained that exemplifies this trope is that Alfred turned up at the door of Wayne Manor one day, announced to a startled Bruce and Dick that he had come to take up the role of butler to the household (which was news to them!), walked in, took up his self-appointed duties and never left. More recent versions of the character have him employed by the Waynes before the murder of Bruce's parents and make him a substitute father to the young orphan. Once the comic aspect was toned down, he's been the perfect gentleman's gentleman -- that is, extrtemely competent at everything he does, with the possible exception of getting Bruce to look ater himself -- with a touch of razor-sharp wit that comes out in occasional glimpses of him as a DeadpanSnarker.
16th Jul '16 10:30:43 AM nombretomado
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* {{Archer}} has a butler named [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Woodhouse]] ([[Creator/PGWodehouse get it?]]) who is definitely more down-to-earth than his employer. Unusually, in contrast to the norm wherein TheJeeves is the one "really in charge", Archer treats Woodhouse like shit (although we frequently get hints that the valet has his own little ways of getting revenge).

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* {{Archer}} WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} has a butler named [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Woodhouse]] ([[Creator/PGWodehouse get it?]]) who is definitely more down-to-earth than his employer. Unusually, in contrast to the norm wherein TheJeeves is the one "really in charge", Archer treats Woodhouse like shit (although we frequently get hints that the valet has his own little ways of getting revenge).
8th May '16 1:56:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Most of the stewards of the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Royal Manticoran Navy]]. Not so much the part about being smarter or more level-headed, but definitely the part about manipulating the captains, commodores and admirals they serve into being properly dressed and fed, and at providing proper hospitality even at the most awkward times or when the most unusual and unexpected guests show up.

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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': Most of the stewards of the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Royal Manticoran Navy]].Navy. Not so much the part about being smarter or more level-headed, but definitely the part about manipulating the captains, commodores and admirals they serve into being properly dressed and fed, and at providing proper hospitality even at the most awkward times or when the most unusual and unexpected guests show up.
8th May '16 1:56:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* From ''TheKingdomsofEvil'', Mr. Skree
* ''InDeath'': Summerset, a butler who is naturally British. However, he doesn't seem interested in manipulating his employer Roarke very much.

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* From ''TheKingdomsofEvil'', ''Literature/TheKingdomsofEvil'', Mr. Skree
* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': Summerset, a butler who is naturally British. However, he doesn't seem interested in manipulating his employer Roarke very much.
4th May '16 12:43:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[OldRetainer Genji]] and especially [[SupremeChef Gohda]] from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' fall into this trope.

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* [[OldRetainer Genji]] and especially [[SupremeChef Gohda]] from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' fall into this trope.
6th Apr '16 12:59:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Leonard's butler in ''Film/LeonardPartSix''.

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* Leonard's butler in ''Film/LeonardPartSix''.''Film/LeonardPart6''.
6th Apr '16 12:58:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fred's family butler Heathcliff in ''Disney/BigHero6''. He remains completely stoic and unruffled even as the team practices and tests their weapons with him as the target.
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* Fred's family butler Heathcliff in ''Disney/BigHero6''. He remains completely stoic and unruffled even as the team practices and tests their weapons with him as the target.
6th Apr '16 12:53:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bensonmum in ''MurderByDeath'', memorably acted by Alec Guinness.
** That's [[RunningGag Jamessir Bensonmum]], to be precise.

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* Bensonmum in ''MurderByDeath'', ''Film/MurderByDeath'', memorably acted by Alec Guinness.
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Guinness. That's [[RunningGag Jamessir Bensonmum]], to be precise.
27th Mar '16 8:22:22 PM nombretomado
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* Hudson from ''UpstairsDownstairs'', who often puts duty and rectitude before compassion or flexibility, or even his own selfish needs. In one story, he panics when he is seen by Sir Richard at a restaurant entertaining relatives from Australia because he thinks he is aping his betters and thus deserves to be sacked. He is quite shocked when Bellamy doesn't get rid of him, though Bellamy's brother makes him squirm quite a bit.
* Carson from ''DowntonAbbey''. Only WorldWarOne can stop him from running the house perfectly.

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* Hudson from ''UpstairsDownstairs'', ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', who often puts duty and rectitude before compassion or flexibility, or even his own selfish needs. In one story, he panics when he is seen by Sir Richard at a restaurant entertaining relatives from Australia because he thinks he is aping his betters and thus deserves to be sacked. He is quite shocked when Bellamy doesn't get rid of him, though Bellamy's brother makes him squirm quite a bit.
* Carson from ''DowntonAbbey''.''Series/DowntonAbbey''. Only WorldWarOne can stop him from running the house perfectly.
19th Mar '16 2:11:03 AM Hossmeister
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