Why is it always assumed that Alfred killed himself? Theres really no evidence of this, and yet it is echoed constantly by the fandom. For all we know, he was killed by someone. Perhaps assassinated by a surviving vileblood? Regardless, the assumption that he committed suicide is unfounded. Whats more, the idea that he would do so in order to become a martyr is categorically wrong. A martyr, by definition, is someone who dies for others. Alfreds suicide benefits no one.