Burmese Bandit
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Name Burmese Bandit
Other Aliases Jewel Thief in the Forest
Alignment Bad
Depicted By N/A
Appeared In The Dark Knight (mentioned only)
The Burmese Bandit was a criminal that dwelled in a forest north of Rangoon, Burma who Alfred Pennyworth faced on a mission their during his naval days.

Biography Edit

The Burmese Bandit's only mentioned crime he had attempted to assist the government of Burma in uniting several tribes by bribing them with valuable gems. Unfortunately, these attempts were thwarted by a bandit within the forests who had been raiding the caravans. For six months, Alfred and his allies failed to discover the identity of the man or his motivation, until at last they came upon a boy who was "playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine." Rather than use the stolen gems to trade, the bandit merely discarded them after his raids.

It was then that they discovered this bandit was not motivated by greed or any rational political objectives. Alfred went on to suggest that he was simply a man who enjoyed destruction for its own sake, making sense of it with the phrase, "some men just want to watch the world burn." Alfred and his men were able to catch him only by finally burning the forest he was hiding in down.

The Burmese bandit was never physically in the film, but was simply a background story of Alfred's to assist Batman.