|Real name:||Alexander Knox|
|Aliases:|| Allie (by Vicki Vale)|
Count Dracula (by one of his colleagues)
|Affiliation:||Vicki Vale (Work Colleague and Friend)|
|Characteristics:|| Gender - Male|
Hair - Brown
Eyes - Brown
|Portrayed by:||Robert Wuhl|
- "Is there a six-foot bat in Gotham City? If so, is he on the police payroll? If so, what's he pulling down - after taxes?"
- ―Alexander Knox[src]
Alexander Knox was a reporter at the Gotham Globe.
He believes in the Batman, and is very positive about him as well. When he and Vicki Vale are at Wayne Manor (where Bruce Wayne is hosting a charity ball to raise $250,000 for Gotham City's 200th anniversary), Bruce and Vicki hit it off. Alex appeared jealous, but was also a little intrigued by seeing how they got together. Bruce told Alex that he read his work and liked it "a lot".
With the help of Vicki Vale and Batman, he managed to warn people of the product combinations of the Joker's poison. He also inadvertently helped Vicki figure out Bruce Wayne's true identity as Batman, by showing her a newspaper clipping of his parent's death. His last act of bravery was during the 200th anniversary massacre, when he risked being poisoned in order to fight off Joker's thugs. Interestly he preserved himself without the aid of Batman, using a makeshift mask from a handkerchief, then swinging at the Joker's goons to get himself to a safe area. It is unknown why the Joker Goons, who were clearly stronger than Knox, did not fight back, although it could be assumed they needed to clear out to avoid dying from their own Smylex, or they were flabberghasted at seeing a civilian with such gumption to take them head on.
Lastly he covered the unveiling of the Batsignal.
- Knox was part of a deleted scene which had Bruce cover his unconscious body with his cape & cowl near the cathedral steps. Bruce makes a stealthy exit with his brass utility belt draped over his shoulder. This can be seen the comic adaptation.
- The lines "What a dick" (muttered after the newspaper artist shows Knox his rendering of Batman) and "He must've been King of the Wicker People" were ad-libbed by Robert Wuhl.
- At the beginning of the film, Knox enters the press room and is handed a cartoon sketch of a "batman", which is a bat in pin stripe suit. It is signed by Bob Kane, who is the original creator of the Batman comic book.
- Originally in the script he was supposed to be killed during the Joker's attack but the producers liked his character so much they decided to let him live.