Bertie

Bertie
Real name
Bertie Blenkinsop
Current alias
Bertie
Alignment
Affiliation
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
Schoolboy
Education
Ongoing
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
Place of birth
First appearance

Beano (1953)

History

Bertie Blenkinsop is one of Walter the Softy's two best friends, the other being Spotty Perkins. He is always shown wearing a schoolboy's cap and has curly blonde hair (sometimes white). In one story, he took Walter's glasses so he could look just like him.

Bertie's attachment to his schoolboy cap may indicate the high value he places on academic and intellectual prowess, or it may show that the cap was inherited from a dead relative (his father? his brother?) whom Bertie misses a lot. Either way, there is clearly more to Bertie than meets the eye, and his desire to imitate Walter could show that he is not comfortable in his own skin.

Powers and abilities

Abilities

Playing with dolls; arranging flowers; etc.

Strength level

Juvenile human male.

Weaknesses

Weedy little milksop who couldn't punch his way out of a wet paper bag.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Schoolboy cap.

Weapons

Not his style.

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