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Riddler

Cover of Green Arrow vol. 3, #35 featuring the Riddler.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Detective Comics #140 (October 1948)
Created by Bill Finger
Dick Sprang
In story information
Alter ego Edward Nashton
Team affiliations Assorted Batman rogues
Secret Society of Super Villains
Notable aliases E. Nigma, Edward Nygma, Eddie Nashton
Abilities - Genius-level deductive reasoning
- Vast esoteric knowledge

The Riddler (Edward Nashton, alias Edward Nigma or sometimes Nygma) is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman, and more recently a partial ally to Batman. Created by writer Bill Finger and artist Dick Sprang, the character first appears in Detective Comics #140 (October 1948). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (559x780, 72 KB) Summary Cover to Green Arrow #35 Src: http://photobucket. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Richard Dick Sprang (b. ... Alex Ross Jokers Reckoning. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity that is created from ones imagination or from an adaption of an existing entity. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Richard Dick Sprang (b. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Character overview

The Riddler is obsessed with riddles, puzzles and word games. He delights in forewarning both Batman and the police of his capers by sending them complex clues. As the Riddler, the character is often depicted as wearing a domino mask either with a green suit and bowler hat, or a green jumpsuit. He carries with him a brass cane that is shaped like an elongated question mark, and is known for his catch phrase, "riddle me this, riddle me that". A riddle is a statement or question having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. ... A puzzle undone, which forms a cube Puzzle cube; a type of puzzle For other uses, see Puzzle (disambiguation). ... A word game or word puzzle can be of several different types: // [edit] Letter arrangement games The goal is to form words out of given letters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


Like most major Batman villains, the Riddler has become a darker, more three-dimensional character in recent years; whereas he was once depicted as a playful yet sane trickster, he is now typically portrayed as a smooth-talking, yet quirky, victim of an intense obsessive compulsion. This was first introduced in the 1965 issue of Batman (titled, "The Remarkable Ruse of The Riddler") in which he tries to refrain from leaving a riddle, but fails. This compulsion has been a recurring theme, as shown in a 1999 issue of Gotham Adventures, in which he tried to commit a crime without leaving a riddle, but fails: "You don't understand... I really didn't want to leave you any clues. I really planned never to go back to Arkham Asylum. But I left you a clue anyway. So I... I have to go back there. Because I might need help. I... I might actually be crazy." For other things named OCD, see OCD (disambiguation). ... Batman Adventures is a DC comic book series featuring Batman. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ...


The Riddler was popularized by Frank Gorshin’s over-the-top, Emmy-nominated portrayal in the 1960s Batman television series. Jim Carrey played the Riddler in the 1995 film Batman Forever with Gorshin as his inspiration. The character was also featured in Batman: The Animated Series and The Batman. Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, from the Batman TV series. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The Batman may refer to: Batman, the fictional character. ...


Fictional character biography

The Riddler's criminal modus operandi is so deeply ingrained into his personality that he is virtually powerless to stop himself from acting it out. He cannot simply kill his opponents when he has the upper hand; he has to put them in a deathtrap to see if he can devise a life and death intellectual challenge that the hero cannot solve and escape. However, unlike many of Batman's themed enemies, Riddler's compulsion is quite flexible, allowing him to commit any crime as long as he can describe it in a riddle or puzzle. He often has two female assistants, named Query and Echo. His name, Edward Nigma, is a pun on the word enigma, which means riddle or mystery (Edward Nigma: E. Nigma). Modus operandi (often used in the abbreviated form MO) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as mode of operation. ... A deathtrap is a literary and dramatic plot device in which a villain, who has captured the hero or another sympathetic character, attempts to use an elaborate and usually sadistic method of murdering him/her. ... Look up Theme in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Query and Echo are fictional characters featured in DC Comics, most commonly known as The Riddlers two henchwomen. ...


In his very first appearance, Nigma was depicted as an employee of a carnival who enjoyed cheating his customers out of their money with his bizarre puzzles and mindgames, most of which were rigged in his favor. He soon finds himself longing for greater challenges and thrills, and dons the guise of the Riddler to challenge Batman, whom he believes could possibly be a worthy adversary for him.


Some notable writers, such as Alex Ross and Shane McCarthy, have suggested that the Riddler's compulsion stems from parental abuse that he endured as a child. After scoring high on some important tests in school, his father, unable to grasp the fact that his son was brilliant, beat him out of envy. This, in theory, left him with a strong internal desire to tell the truth, and prove his innocence. This desire manifests itself in the form of his obsession with riddles. Nelson Alexander Alex Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book painter, illustrator and plotter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. ...


Others, like Chuck Dixon, suggest that his madness, as well as his descent into crime in general, have roots in a yearning to rise above anonymity that he possessed as a youth. It is in Dixon's 1995 origin story for the Riddler that the famous 'puzzle contest' backstory is introduced. After a teacher announces that a contest over who can solve a puzzle the fastest will be held, a young Edward Nigma sets his sights on winning this, craving the glory and satisfaction that will come with the victory. He sneaks into the school one night, takes the puzzle out of the teacher's desk, and practices it until he is able to solve it in under a minute. As predicted, he wins the contest and is given a book about riddles as a prize. Through this book, he develops a deep fascination for brainteasers and conundrums. This may have been what fueled the fire for a few aspects of his modus operandi. After finishing school, Nigma spends a short period of time as a "productive member of society" before engaging in criminal activities. He starts off by indulging in several instances of minor and petty theft, but a longing for something bigger, and more theatrical soon surfaces. Chuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s. ...


After several failed attempts to put gangs together, Nigma, now calling himself the Riddler, encounters Batman on a rooftop during one of his robberies. Previously believing that the Dark Knight was nothing more than a mere myth, Nigma narrowly evades capture, and first encounters his future sidekicks, Query and Echo, shortly afterwards. He hires them right away, and together, the trio concoct a plan to rob one of Gotham City's biggest banks. Their next scheme centered around the "ransom" of a large number of priceless antique fiddles. During the exchange process, the owner of the fiddles turned out to be Batman in disguise. Query and Echo were apprehended immediately, and Batman tracked the Riddler down to an opera house and defeated him.


In Batman: The Long Halloween, the image of a smooth-talking egomaniac is thrown out in exchange for the embodiment of a minor supporting role, serving more as a source of information for Batman rather than an all-out serious threat. He first appears when Carmine "The Roman" Falcone hires him to figure out who the Holiday Killer is. Despite giving several reasonable theories as to who is behind the killer's identity, the Roman eventually loses his patience, and orders his daughter, Sophia, to force the Riddler to leave. Upon exiting Falcone's office, the Riddler is attacked, but for some reason left alive, by Holiday. The attack was planned to coincide with the holiday of April Fool's, and several items pertaining to it were left at the scene. He appeared again in the same chapter of the story that Harvey Dent gets disfigured in, when Batman comes to him for information about the attack. April Fools Day or All Fools Day, though not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on 1 April. ... Two-Face, from Batman #234, August 1971. ...


He plays a slightly larger role in the story's sequel, Batman: Dark Victory, in which Batman turns to him to figure out the significance of the lost games of hangman that are left at the scenes of the Hangman killer's crimes. He later showed up as a member of Two-Face's jury during the Hangman's trial.


In the one-shot "Riddler and the Riddle Factory", the Riddler becomes the host of an underground gameshow that focuses on digging up dirt on celebrities. Many of the famous people that he humiliates end up committing suicide shortly afterwards, suggesting that perhaps the Riddler did more than just inspire their deaths. In the end, his actions turn out to be a front for his attempts to find the hidden treasures of "Scarface" Scarelli, a Gotham City gangster who lived long before Batman's reign of crimefighting. This article is about the fictional place. ...


In the three-part Legends of the Dark Knight storyline "The Primal Riddle", the Riddler engineers what could possibly be called one of his greatest deathtraps: Batman is thrown into a narrow pit that is slowly filling up with water. The walls are electrically wired, and a set of bumpers are the only thing that prevents the water from touching the walls and causing Batman to die by electrocution. The only options Batman appears to have are death by electrocution and death by drowning, but as always, Batman manages to tamper with the traps design and develop a route of escape. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, commonly referred to as simply Legends of the Dark Knight is a DC comic book featuring Batman. ...


Riddler had a working relationship with The Cluemaster, although he initially resented the villain for seemingly copying his modus operandi. In their first encounter, he set his fellow rogue up with a bomb and sent Batman off chasing riddles that would lead to its defusal, as well as away from his real plan: to steal a vast amount of priceless baseball merchandise. The two teamed up on a few occasions afterwards, and were working together on a big scheme shortly before Cluemaster's apparent death in the pages of The Suicide Squad. Cluemaster is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... This article is about the sport. ... Suicide Squad is a name for a number of fictional organizations created for and owned by DC Comics. ...


He seems to be more rational and cautious than his fellow rogues. During the Batman crossover storyline No Man's Land, after Gotham City is ravaged by an earthquake and Arkham Asylum frees its inmates, Riddler elects to flee Gotham rather than stay behind in the lawless chaos that ensues. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


It is during this period that he makes the poor choice of attacking Black Canary and Green Arrow in Star City, where he is easily defeated. This event helps lay the foundations for Riddler's future confrontations with Green Arrow (see below). Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ... This article is about the first Green Arrow, Oliver Queen. ...

Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of the Riddler. Cover by Win Mortimer.
Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of the Riddler. Cover by Win Mortimer.

Detective Comics #140 (October 1948). ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948). ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... James Winslow Mortimer (born May 1, 1919, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, died January 11, 1998) is a comic book and comic strip artist best known as one of the major illustrators of the DC Comics superhero Superman. ...

Hush

In the 12-part storyline Hush, it is revealed that Riddler suffers from cancer, which also afflicted Dr. Thomas Elliott's mother. Riddler uses one of Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus Pits to rid himself of the disease, and offers Elliot the chance to cure his mother as well, provided he pays a large sum of money. However, Elliott is in fact eager for his mother to die in order to inherit her fortune. Elliott, who goes on to secretly become the masked criminal Hush, explains he wants to get revenge on his childhood friend Bruce Wayne. The two of them agree to work together and the Riddler sets Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Joker, Clayface and Scarecrow out to destroy Batman, with Ra's and Talia Al Ghul, Lady Shiva and Superman being temporarily drawn into the scheme as well. Hush is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Hush is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... Ras al Ghul, sometimes written Rās al Ghūl (Arabic: رأس الغول), is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ... A Lazarus Pit is a fictional natural phenomenon in the DC Comics universe. ... Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) is a fictional character in the DC universe, an enemy of Batman. ... For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ... For the Agatha Christie character Harley Quin, see The Mysterious Mr. ... The Joker is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by DC Comics. ... Clayface is a name used by several DC Comics fictional characters, most of them possessing clay-like bodies and shapeshifting abilities. ... This article deals with the Scarecrow of DC Comics. ... Talia al Ghul is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, the now-estranged daughter of the supervillain Ras al Ghul, and a love interest of Batman. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


During the psychotic break that follows exposure to the Lazarus Pit, Riddler deduces Batman's secret identity, and that the late Jason Todd was once Robin. He then tells Clayface to shapeshift into a replica of Jason in order to torment Batman, who is haunted by the former Robin's death. Batman first thinks that Riddler had stolen Jason's corpse and hid it outside of Gotham Cemetery, but it turns out that Jason is alive the whole time. When the Riddler threatens to expose Batman's secret identity, however, the Caped Crusader mockingly labels it an empty threat, pointing out that if Riddler revealed the answer to the riddle "who is Batman?", it would become worthless, something Riddler wouldn't be able to stand. In addition, Batman warns him that if he reveals the secret, it would give Ra's al Ghul a vital clue that he used a Lazarus Pit without his permission, and the League of Assassins would subsequently retaliate against him. For other uses, see Psychosis (disambiguation). ... For other uses of this term, please see Secret identity (disambiguation). ... Jason Peter Todd is a fictional character published in stories by DC Comics. ... Shapeshifting, transformation or transmogrification refers to a change in the form or shape of a person. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Aftermath

The fallout from Riddler's failed scheme is played out in Batman: Gotham Knights #50-53. In the story "Pushback," Hush reappears and beats Riddler senseless across a rooftop. Seeking refuge, Riddler goes to the Joker and the Penguin. He offers to tell the Joker who had killed his wife if the Clown Prince of Crime would protect him from Hush. The Joker agrees, but eventually Hush, with the help of Prometheus, defeats him, forcing the Riddler to flee for his life. Batman: Gotham Knights was one of several alternate titles for Batman: The Animated Series. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... Prometheus is the name of two fictional characters, supervillains from DC Comics. ...


In Detective Comics #797-799, the Riddler faces a great humiliation at the hands of Poison Ivy. In this encounter, the Riddler seeks shelter from Ivy only to be humiliated. Riddler and Ivy then face off in a physical duel, which Ivy wins easily. For other uses of Poison ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation). ...


Riddler is stripped of his deductive powers and left to rot as a member of Gotham City's vast and invisible homeless population. A chance encounter with an ex-NSA codebreaker gives him a positive environment in which to recover his mind. During that stay, he experiences an induced flashback that leads him to realize that his father had abused him many years ago. Envious of his sons academic achievements in school, and unable to understand his brilliance, his father believed he had cheated in his accomplishments, and beat him out of jealousy. Once Riddler discovers this, he also realizes that his compulsion is born out of a strong desire to tell the truth to prove his innocence of deception. This article is about the fictional place. ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ... NSA can stand for: National Security Agency of the USA The British Librarys National Sound Archive This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A flashback is a psychological phenomenon in which an individual has a sudden, usually vivid, recollection of a past experience. ...


Having made this connection, the Riddler spends some of his vast fortune, acquired over many years of crime, to get minor plastic surgery and extensive tattooing, covering most of his torso with his trademark question insignia. He returns and kills the codebreaker- who had pieced together his identity but couldn't act on it- then promptly steals a priceless scroll out from under Batman's nose. Since then, the Riddler has spent most of his time either legally amassing a huge fortune or attacking various heroes in order to prove his newfound power. For the album by The Huntingtons, see Plastic Surgery (album). ... -1...


After orchestrating a brutal series of assaults on Green Arrow, as revenge against his defeat at his hands during the No Man's Land era, Riddler gravely injures and almost kills both Green Arrow and Arsenal. He once again escapes before the Outsiders arrive to save them. Sometime between this incident and the events of Hush, the Riddler was hired to steal artifacts imbued with mystical powers from one of Star City's museums, and then distract the authorities so that the related rituals could be commenced. He sends Team Arrow on a wild goose chase around the City, and then reveals that he has an atomic bomb housed in the stadium where the Star City Rockets play. However, as a side effect of the ritual performed with the artifacts, the city is plunged into complete darkness, and Green Arrow uses this to his advantage, moving in and apprehending the Riddler. This article is about the first Green Arrow, Oliver Queen. ... This article is about the first Green Arrow, Oliver Queen. ... Roy Harper is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... Hush is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. ...


Riddler later shows up in Infinite Crisis #1, with a group of villains, which includes the Fisherman and Murmur, attacking the Gotham City Police Department. He is next seen escaping Arkham Asylum during the world-wide supervillain breakout engineered by the Secret Society of Super Villains in Villains United: Infinite Crisis Special #1, which takes place only days after the prior supernatural disaster. Riddler re-appears as part of the Society's "Phase Three" attack on Metropolis. He is defeated by the Shining Knight and is struck in the head by the Knight's mace. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... The Fisherman is a DC Comics supervillain, primarily an enemy of Aquaman. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is a fictional police department servicing the city of Gotham City in the DC Universe. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Villains United is a six-issue comic book limited series, written by Gail Simone with art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, published by DC Comics in 2005. ... The Battle of Metropolis is a fictional DC Comics event. ... Shining Knight is the name of three fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ...


Riddler Reformed

In Detective Comics #822, The Riddler returns, having spent much of the previous year in a coma due to the one-sided fight against the Knight. He has seemingly reformed, and is now a private consultant on the murder of a wealthy socialite. Hired by the socialite's father, he proves that a photo of Bruce Wayne apparently implicating him in the crime depicts an impostor, and briefly works with Batman to investigate the crime. As a result of his coma, The Riddler has apparently lost his compulsion for riddles, but retains both his intellect and his mammoth ego. Furthermore, he suffered severe memory loss; upon emerging from his coma, he barely remembers his own name. He does not appear to remember that Bruce Wayne and Batman are one and the same, though he does harbor some suspicions of once knowing something about Bruce Wayne. 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... For other uses, see Coma (disambiguation). ... eGO is a company that builds electric motor scooters which are becoming popular for urban transportation and vacation use. ...


In Detective Comics #828, Riddler is a guest along with Bruce Wayne on board a ship during a party. During the party, an old friend of Bruce's falls overboard and is mauled to death by sharks. The Riddler appears to solve the case with the suicide of the apparent murderer, and quickly takes the credit. However, Batman finds evidence that the suicide was a setup to divert attention away from the real killer. Bruce suspects foul play, and eventually tracks down the killer, whom Riddler is also close to catching before Nigma is bludgeoned over the head by a shark-tooth club. The killer pushes Batman out the window, and is about to drop him to his death, when Nigma wraps his tie around an arrow, lights it on fire, and shoots it into the killer's back. As the assailant rolls around screaming, Nigma taunts him, refusing to douse the flames. Batman extinguishes the flame, and responds to Nigma's assertion that they're now allies with hostile dismissal. For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ...


In Detective Comics #837 Riddler is hired by Bruce Wayne to track down an experimental drug developed by Wayne Enterprises currently being tested for muscle stamina and cellular regeneration which has been stolen by a lab assistant named Lisa Newman. He discovers that Newman is staying at the same Athenian Women's Help Shelter as Harley Quinn. With Harley's help he defeats Newman and returns the drug to Wayne Enterprises, earning Batman's trust for the time being.


In Countdown #42, Riddler claims to Mary Marvel that he has gone straight and is now a detective. The two join forces to defeat Clayface, and after witnessing Mary's new malicious approach to crime fighting, suggests that she consider finding a mentor to help her control her powers. Or at the very least get some anger management. Countdown is a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 9, 2007, directly following the conclusion of the last issue of 52. ... Mary Marvel is a fictional character, a comic book superheroine, originally published by Fawcett Comics and now owned by DC Comics. ...


As of the 2008 miniseries Gotham Underground, Riddler has yet to return to his villainous ways, and is investigating The Penguin's involvement with the events of Salvation Run. He saves Dick Grayson, who was under cover during the Gotham Gang War between Penguin and Tobias Whale and deduces he is Nightwing but cannot uncover his secret identity. Recent solicitations for an upcoming issue of Detective Comics also mention Riddler will become involved in a murder investigation alongside both Batman and the Gotham City Police Department [1]. The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... Salvation Run is a seven-part 2007-2008 DC Comics mini-series which will tie in to the companys major event series Final Crisis in 2008. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), is a DC Comics supervillain and is an enemy of Batman. ... Tobias Whale is a comic book villian, a fictional character created by Tony Isabella as Black Lightnings nemesis. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Powers and abilities

The Riddler has no superhuman abilities, but is a criminal strategist of great cunning. He isn’t much of a hand-to-hand opponent so he often employs guns as he is an accomplished marksman. He sometimes employs weaponry disguised as puzzles, such as jigsaw pieces that explode, or pistols shaped like question marks. The Riddler is usually accompanied by a number of thugs to provide muscle for his schemes.


He is shown to be skilled with engineering and technology, plaguing Batman and Robin with bizarre deathtraps that are often unique and elaborate in design. In his new occupation, he is shown to have supreme detective skills that may even rival those of the Dark Knight.


Alternate versions

As one of Batman's most famed and popular adversaries, the Riddler has been featured in several comics which are not part of the official DC continuity.

  • In the Elseworlds mini-series Thrillkiller, Nygma is a psychiatrist who counsels Barbara Gordon. Doctor Edward Nygma, author of Riddle Me This — What do We Really Mean?, keeps Barbara dosed with increasing amounts of valium and encourages her to mix with people she actually loathes. Nygma wears a green suit and the cushions of his couch bear the pattern of the Riddler's outfit. Alfred, her butler, takes the drugs away from her at the request of her father Commissioner Gordon who regards Nygma as a quack.
  • The character was featured in several issues of Batman and Robin Adventures. In his first appearance, he holds an entire Christmas party hostage, convinced that Batman and Robin are amongst the crowd. This issue is also the debut of his two assistants, Query and Echo, in the DCAU continuity. In a later issue, he kidnaps Commissioner Gordon and threatens Gotham City with a deadly nerve gas. Since Batman and Robin fail to show up, Batgirl is forced to take on the Riddler alone and save her father.
  • The Riddler was featured quite prominently in Batman: Gotham Adventures, a spin-off of the TNBA series.
  • In the Batman Adventures series, The Riddler makes yet another attempt to go straight in issue #2. Issue #11 shows that while reformed, The Riddler struggles to avoid the temptation of crime as well as planting riddles. To remedy that, Batman recruits The Riddler to answer a great riddle: How did The Penguin succeed in becoming mayor of Gotham City? In the process, he is heavily injured in #12 by The Clock King. At the end of the issue, he ends up in a coma. The series was canceled before The Riddler's fate could be resolved. The story planned for the Riddler would have him emerging from his coma stricken with amnesia, allowing him to solve the greatest riddle, "Who Am I?"[2]
  • An alternate version of the Riddler appears in the Emperor Joker storyline, in which is a member of the Joker's Justice League. After learning of the Joker's plans to destroy the Universe, he leads the League in an uprising against him. The Joker's vast and amazing powers cause the plan to fail, and the entire League is destroyed as a result.
  • The Riddler also appeared thrice in Justice League, working alongside Parasite to battle Superman in various bombing conspiracies, most likely to be led by the coalition of The Riddler and Parasite.

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Names and variations

Many adaptations of the Batman mythos have given the Riddler the real name Edward Nigma (or Nygma) or E. Nigma. Occasionally his full name has been given as Edward E. Nigma. Some have depicted this as a false name and his real name as Edward Nashton, who legally changed his name to Edward Nygma. Most recently, his origin in Countdown states that Nashton is his original name. For other uses, see Alias. ...


In the French and Quebecois translations of various Batman titles, his nom de plume has been translated to Le Sphinx referencing the riddle-posing monster of Greek mythology that Oedipus confronted. Sometimes, he's also known as L'Homme-Mystère, which means "the Mystery Man" in French. This article is about the Canadian province. ... For other uses, see Sphinx (disambiguation). ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... For other uses, see Oedipus (disambiguation). ...


In Germany, the villain has been called Mr. Sphinx, as well as Der Rätselknacker (the riddle cracker).


In early Polish editions of Batman comics Riddler was translated as Zagadka (The Riddle); in Batman Forever Riddler was known as Człowiek-Zagadka (Riddleman) Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ...


In Italy he is called Enigmista, the literal translation of "Riddler".


In Latin America, the Riddler is known as El Acertijo, which literally means "The Riddle". In Brazil, the character is named Charada, which also means "Riddle". Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


In Spain, the Riddler is known as Enigma.


In Denmark, the Riddler is known as Gækkeren, which, loosely translated, is a person, who plays tricks on others, though not necessarily through the use of riddles.


In Sweden, the Riddler has been known as Gåtan, which is Swedish for "the riddle", and sometimes Gåtmannen (=Riddleman).


In Russia, he is called Ребус (Russian for Rebus). In some translations, the Riddler is also called Человек-загадка (Chelovek-zagadka; literally, "the Mystery Man") or Человек-вопрос (Chelovek-vopros, "the Question Man"). Rebus Principle (Linguistics) is using the existing symbols, such as pictograms, purely for their sounds regardless of their meaning, to represent new words. ...


In Finland, the Riddler is known as Arvuuttaja. (Translates directly to "Riddler" or "Puzzler.")


Other media

Television

Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, from the Batman TV series.
Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, from the Batman TV series.

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Batman (TV series)

Frank Gorshin played the Riddler in the 1960s Batman television series and spin-off movie, with John Astin substituting once on the series. The popular television series was inspired by the first Silver Age appearance of the Riddler, with the premiere episode being an adaptation of this issue (Batman #171). Before the television series, the character was a minor villain with only three appearances in two decades, but the exposure of the series - especially with Gorshin's extremely popular interpretation - elevated the character in the comics to a major enemy. Riddler's real name was never mentioned in the TV show. Gorshin also portrayed the Riddler in Legends of the Superheroes in 1979. Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, from the Batman TV series. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... Batman was released in 1966 as the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character. ... John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an Oscar nominated American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, but is best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family television series and similarly eccentric comedic characters. ... Showcase #4 (September-October 1956), often thought the first appearance of the first Silver Age superhero, the Barry Allen Flash. ... Barbara Joyce as the Huntress from Legends of the Superheroes. ...


The Batman/Superman Hour

The Riddler made his first appearance in animated form in the Filmation Batman installments first seen on CBS Saturday Morning in 1968 as part of The Batman/Superman Hour. While he didn't appear in The New Adventures of Batman episodes, he is shown briefly in the opening theme, wearing a red costume, rather than his traditional green. He is also referenced in one episode. The first Filmation logo. ... The Batman/Superman Hour was a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968–1969. ... The New Adventures of Batman is an animated series produced by Filmation in 1977 featuring the DC Comics superheroes Batman and Robin, and occasionally Batgirl. ...


Super Friends

The Riddler as he appeared in Challenge of the Super Friends.
The Riddler as he appeared in Challenge of the Super Friends.

He later appeared in Hanna-Barbera's Challenge of the SuperFriends as a member of the Legion of Doom. Playing off the Gorshin model, this Riddler is a hyperactive lunatic whose contrived riddles baffle all but Batman and Robin. He was voiced by Michael Bell. Image File history File links LoDriddler. ... Image File history File links LoDriddler. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Challenge Of The Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1978 to 1979. ... This article is about the supervillain group. ... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Michael Bell (left, with Richard Beymer) in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode The Homecoming. Michael Patrick Bell is an actor and voice over artist, born April 10, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. ...


He made his only solo appearance in a Super Friends short episode, "Around The World In 80 Riddles", where he sprays Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin with a chemical to reduce their intelligence to that of two-year-olds. For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ...


DC animated universe

In Batman: The Animated Series, John Glover voiced the Riddler. For this version, the producers decided to play against the popular Gorshin image of a giggling trickster and have the character as a smooth intellectual, who presented genuinely challenging puzzles. In this incarnation, Nygma is a game designer fired by a greedy executive name Daniel Mockridge for suing after not getting royalties for a game he created called "Riddle of the Minotaur." He seeks revenge as the Riddler by kidnapping Daniel and placing him in an elaborate maze deathtrap. As a testament to his ingenuity, the Riddler is one of the few villains in the animated series who emerges victorious in his first appearance; while he does not kill his victim, the Riddler escapes Batman and has the satisfaction that Daniel Mockridge now lives in fear of his return. As with the other versions, this Riddler has a fondness for elaborate deathtraps that Batman often escapes from by "cheating," or finding flaws in the trap's design and exploiting them; for instance, Batman deliberately went after the flying Hand of Fate device, hotwired it to his palmtop computer and flew towards the center of the maze. The Riddler then chastises that Batman is not allowed to tamper with the Hand of Fate, but Batman snorts he doesn't believe in fate. Image File history File links Animated_Riddler. ... Image File history File links Animated_Riddler. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... John Soursby Glover, Jr. ... Game design is the process of designing the content and rules of a game. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In his second appearance on the show, he traps Commissioner Gordon inside a deadly virtual reality video game, which Batman is forced to enter in order to save him. While dodging the traps laid out in the construct and chasing clues, Batman discovers that he can change and mold his virtual body into forms that will better suit the tasks at hand, and he uses this newly-discovered ability to fool the Riddler into causing his program to overload. During the confusion, Batman escapes the construct with the Commissioner, and the Riddler's mind is briefly trapped inside the virtual reality device.


In the final episode the character appeared in, he has seemingly reformed, and a wealthy owner of a toy company hires him to produce a line of puzzles and games that are aimed at children. He deliberately hides clues in the company's advertisements that correspond to crimes that he will eventually commit. After a confrontation with Batman, the Riddler vows to rid himself of his enemy once and for all, and lures him into one last death trap. Batman manages to escape yet again, much to Nygma's chagrin. He is sent back to Arkham Asylum, smitten with rage. His only other appearance on the show was a small cameo in the episode "The Trial", but he has been referenced and alluded to in a few other episodes, as well.


The series' creators admit they didn't use him very much because his character often made story plots too long, too complex, or too bizarre.[citation needed] The writers described this problem with the Riddler in an article in Comics Scene #43, published by Starlog.[citation needed].


The Riddler is only seen briefly in The New Batman Adventures episodes: first in a dream sequence, then in a rather short appearance where he is robbing a bank. Despite his lack of appearances in the series, he was prominently featured in Batman: Gotham Adventures, its comic book continuation. He is featured in the episode, Judgement Day, where the Judge cuts the rope suspending a giant book in the air, sending it crushing down on the Riddler. Due to the previous nature of the Judge's attacks, this may have killed him. The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Over the Edge is the title of an episode from The New Batman Adventures. ... Judgement Day is the last episode of The New Batman Adventures. ...


He also appears in the Superman: The Animated Series episode "Knight Time", where he is in league with Bane and the Mad Hatter. A Riddler Drone, along with Two Face and Killer Croc, fights Batman Beyond in the opening to "Terry's Friend Dates A Robot". Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... For other uses, see Bane. ... The Mad Hatter is a fictional character in the Batman comics, published by DC Comics. ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) is a fictional character in the DC universe, an enemy of Batman. ...


As part of the original 13 members of the Legion of Doom, the Riddler was originally slated to appear again in the DC Animated Universe in the third season of Justice League Unlimited, but apparently due to a "Bat-Embargo" enforced by Warner Bros., this did not occur. The Hall of Doom, the Legion of Dooms headquarters The Legion of Doom was a group of supervillains led by Lex Luthor that appeared in Super Friends, a 1970s and 1980s animated series that starred superheroes from DC Comics. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Bat-Embargo is the term used for the decision to limit or ban the use of Batman related characters from any media source outside of the new Batman Begins movie series and The Batman animated series. ...


The Batman

The Riddler in The Batman.
The Riddler in The Batman.

In 2005, a new Riddler debuted in The Batman animated series. In this version, the Riddler returns with a gothic look (much like Rozz Williams or Marilyn Manson) and is voiced by Robert Englund. He is also given a more detailed and sympathetic back story than previous incarnations. Image File history File links TheBatmanRiddler. ... Image File history File links TheBatmanRiddler. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Goth subculture. ... Rozz Williams (November 6, 1963 – April 1, 1998) born Roger Alan Painter, was an American rock vocalist, most famous for fronting the bands Christian Death and Shadow Project, the latter with his then wife; Eva O. Other musical projects he was involved in include: Daucus Karota, Heltir, EXP and Premature... This article is about the person. ... Robert Barton Englund (born June 6th, 1949), is an American actor from Glendale, California. ...


In the fourth-season episode "Riddler's Revenge," he reveals that he was a scientist who, along with his beloved assistant Julie, developed a chip designed to augment the human brain, allowing those interfaced with it to achieve superhuman feats of memory and calculation. This device caught the eye of a predatory businessman named Chuck Gorman, who hounded him to sell the rights, but he refused. The device then horrifically malfunctioned on its first demonstration, a demonstration apparently orchestrated by the very businessman whom he had turned down. Blaming him for his disgrace, Nygma set out to destroy both him and everything he held dear. He rigged the businessman's house with a series of intricate traps, only passable by solving riddles. Batman managed to break the businessman out, much to Nygma's fury. It was only years later that both Nygma and Batman determined that it had been Julie, not the businessman who had sabotaged the chip; having realized, from her point of view, he was a lunatic, she took Nygma out of the way to have success herself, enjoying the fruits of his research until the truth was revealed and she was arrested along with Riddler. It was also revealed in this episode Nygma as a child was fascinated about puzzles, but his father didn't appreciate his interests, and preferred to keep him playing baseball and such.


In his first appearance, the Riddler plants riddle bombs across the city and sends Batman and Detective Ellen Yin to stop them from detonating. It all turns out to be a diversion (the bombs contain lime gelatin instead of explosives) so the Riddler can work on his real scheme: to hack into the computer database at Gotham City Hall (the location of the very first "bomb") and steal valuable information. After capturing Batman and Yin, he attempts to play a game of 20 questions to guess Batman's identity, while Batman is connected to a lie detector. If Batman lies, Yin receives a progressively stronger electric shock until the voltage becomes fatal. Riddler comes extremely close and fails when Yin uses the Riddler's ego to trick him into stepping in front of his electrocuting machine by claiming to know who Batman is. Riddler also appeared in the episode "Night and the City," in which he makes a deal with the Joker and the Penguin that whoever discovers Batman's identity will have control of the city. Ellen Yin is a character created specifically for the Batman animated series, The Batman, as part of the DC Comics franchise. ... Hacker is a term used to describe different types of computer experts. ... A polygraph or lie detector is a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions is being asked, in an attempt to detect lies. ...


Other appearances

The Tiny Toon Adventures short Bat's All Folks parodied the character as 'Question Mark'. Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures (also known as Tiny Toon Adventures or Tiny Toons) is an American animated series created and produced as a collaborative effort between Steven Spielbergs company Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. ...


Riddler appeared in the Robot Chicken episode "Endless Breadsticks" voiced by Patrick Warburton. When he gives a riddle at the dinner table, his wife tells him "Just ask for the salt." Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who are the executive producers. ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ...


In the The Simpsons episode Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times, Ned Flanders appears as 'The Diddler'. The Simpsons. ... Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons eighteenth season, which originally aired on January 28, 2007. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


The Riddler appeared in the Question's Vertigo Comics series, being convinced to become a "big-time villain" by a prostitute met on a bus. He hijacked it and began asking riddles, killing and robbing anyone that got them wrong. The Question quickly subdues him by asking him philosophical riddles in return. He is outwitted and has a nervous breakdown before being set free as a reward for getting one last riddle right. The Question is an American comic book superhero. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ...


Recently the name "Edward Nashton" appears as a person writing to the Gotham Times as part the viral marketing campaign set up to promote the The Dark Knight. [1] The Dark Knight may refer to Batman, a DC Comics superhero. ...


Movies

Batman (1966)

Main article: Batman (1966 film)

Frank Gorshin reprised his role as the Riddler in the 1966 film Batman, alongside three other villains from the TV series. As in the series, Gorshin's Riddler is calm and calculating at one moment, then wild and unstable the next. He compulsively sends Batman and Robin clues, which in the film leads to some minor tensions with his fellow criminals. For the 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, see Batman (1989 film). ...


Batman Forever

Canadian actor Jim Carrey as the Riddler in the 1995 film "Batman Forever".
Canadian actor Jim Carrey as the Riddler in the 1995 film "Batman Forever".
Main article: Batman Forever

While Tim Burton was slated to direct Batman Forever, his intention was to have Michael Keaton return as the title character, and use the Riddler (Edward Nygma) as the main villain, who would be portrayed as a menacing psychopath with a question mark shaved into his hair. Robin Williams was the first choice for the role, but he turned it down. Burton went on to cast Micky Dolenz, who screen tested for the role.[3] Dolenz's involvement ended once Joel Schumacher was hired to direct. Schumacher instead decided to bank on Jim Carrey for the role. Michael Jackson approached Schumacher about the role but Schumacher felt that there wasn't a place for Jackson in the film.[4] Carrey had stated that he was attracted to the "stalker" angle added to the character in the script. Nygma is shown to be obsessed with his idol Bruce Wayne, his turn to crime a result of Wayne's rejection of his mind-manipulation invention. Throughout the film, Nygma obsesses over Wayne, copying Wayne's appearance down to a facial mole, and he prevents Two-Face from killing him. This version of the Riddler employs a device called "the Box", disguised as a 3D imagery device for TVs, that extracts victims' thoughts and transmits them into the Riddler's head, making him smarter and contributing to his descent into madness. In the end, Batman damages the Box with a Batarang, and Riddler's intelligence (as well as his sanity) is lost. Throughout the film, he plants a series of riddles for Batman to find, which lead to the disclosure of his identity. At the end of the film, he is captured in Arkham Asylum and, in his madness, begins screaming that he is Batman. Image File history File links Riddler-carrey. ... Image File history File links Riddler-carrey. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark gothic atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, Beetlejuice, and his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films of the series. ... See Also: Antisocial Personality Disorder Theoretically, psychopathy is a three-faceted disorder involving interpersonal, affective and behavioral characteristics. ... This article is about the American actor and comedian; for other people named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Stalking (disambiguation). ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... This article is about process of creating 3D computer graphics. ... Batman surrounded by batarangs. ...


In Batman & Robin, when Bane breaks into Arkham Asylum's storage room to get Mr. Freeze's cryogenic suit, both Two-Face and Riddler's costumes are visible in the foreground. The film Batman and Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, is considered by most to be less serious than the 1989 Batman movie and sequels Batman Returns (1992) and Forever (1995). ... For other uses, see Bane. ...


Nolan series

Director Christopher Nolan took the helm as director of the new Batman franchise with the 2005 film Batman Begins and the upcoming 2008 film The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated film director, writer and producer. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Begins (video game). ... The Dark Knight is a 2008 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. ...

  • David Tennant has expressed an interest in portraying the Riddler in a future Batman movie, as has Frasier star David Hyde-Pierce.
  • In the viral marketing for The Dark Knight, Edward Nashton, one of the alias of The Riddler, is credited for writing an editorial in The Gotham Times Volume 2 which features an article about a Batman statue being added to the Wax Museum as well. Madame Soleil's Wax Museum was used in a 1966 episode of the Batman TV series, where the Riddler used a Batman statue to smuggle in a 'Universal Wax Solvent' from France, to be used later against Batman. Anthony Michael Hall was rumored for the role; however, it has been revealed that Hall is playing a reporter named Mike Engel.
  • While doing press for The Dark Knight, Gary Oldman alluded that the Riddler could be the villain in the proposed third film.[5]

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Justice League New Frontier

Riddler makes a cameo in Justice League: The New Frontier among some other Batman villians during the famous speech by John F. Kennedy. John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...


Super Max

According to Latinoreview, the Riddler is one of the villains locked up in SuperMax.-1...


Video games

The Riddler has also appeared in several video games based on Batman. He was a boss in Batman: The Animated Series, The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the SNES, The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the Sega CD and various video game adaptations of Batman Forever. The SNES game had Riddler re-using the Riddle of the Minotaur Maze from "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?" (but this time with the Gordons as hostages) and the chess board from "What Is Reality?". In the Sega CD game, which had fully-animated cut scenes, John Glover reprised his role as the Riddler. Adventures of Batman and Robin is based on popular DC Comics superheroes Batman and Robin. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Sega Mega-CD (Japanese: メガCD) is an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive released in Europe, Australia, and Japan. ... For the arcade, PlayStation, PC and Sega Saturn game, see Batman Forever: The Arcade Game Batman Forever is a beat em up game based on the movie of the same name. ... If Youre So Smart, Why Arent You Rich? is the Forty-First episode of the Warner Bros. ... // Plot On recent occasions, several Gotham City citizens have fallen victom to a mysterious computer hacker. ...


In the PC game Toxic Chill, Riddler teams up with Mr. Freeze, and leaves this riddle to Batman and Robin: "What gets hotter when it gets colder?" The majority of the game is spent gathering clues whilst battling Freeze, Riddler, and the Riddler's gang with help from Batgirl and Alfred. The answer turns out to be...Gotham City! It turns out that Freeze has been building a weather machine to cause a super-blizzard, and Riddler has been secretly been double-crossing him by dumping chemicals under the ground into lava tubes, shaping an enormous question mark upon spewing up from the ground, triggered by the cold winds. However, Batman and Robin manage to stop his chemicals from emptying into the bay. The Riddler then attempts to destroy a light house, finishing his symbol with a dot. Batman captures him and hauls him away to Arkham before he is able to do this final devious act. Nygma is forced to share a cell with Freeze, who presumably exacts revenge on Riddler for betraying and nearly killing him with the hot chemicals. The Riddler in here closely resembles the one in Batman: The Animated Series in the game, but his personality more closely resembles that of the version portrayed by Frank Gorshin. This article is about the fictional place. ...


He is mentioned by the JLA's Watchtower recorder in Justice League Heroes. The message, sent to Batman, is "Just now, a toy sells death". Justice League Heroes is a console game released in the fourth quarter of 2006 across 3 different platforms. ...


He is also seen in a trailer for the upcoming Lego Batman: The Video Game


Action figures

Riddler has made several appearances as an action figure as part of Kenner's Batman: The Animated Series, Legends of Batman and Batman: Knight Force Ninjas lines, Mattel's The Batman line, and Art Asylum's minimates line. He has also been produced as a Heroclix. Five different Riddler figures were produced for the 1995 Batman Forever line, including one version that says phrases from the film. Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by three brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Joseph L. Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Mattel headquarters in El Segundo Mattel Inc. ... The Batman is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Art Asylum is a New York City based design studio and toy company. ... Minimates are a block-styled miniature action figure created by Art Asylum. ... HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game produced by WizKids, Inc. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ...


The Riddler is one of the rarest of Kenner's Super Powers Collection line. He is a repainted Green Lantern figure that was only released in South America. He was also part of the line of action figures called the DC Comics SuperHeroes from Toy-Biz. The Super Powers Collection was a line of action figures based on DC Comics superheroes and supervillains that was created by Kenner Toys in the 1980s. ... The Green Lantern redirects here. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Toy Biz logo. ...


Three versions of the Riddler have appeared in the DC Direct line, two based on his first appearance and one based on his look in the Hush storyline. The Japanese toy company Yamato has also produced a figure of him.


Music

A song based on the character entitled The Riddler was performed by rapper, Method Man and was featured on the Batman Forever soundtrack. This article is about Method Man. ... Elliot Goldenthal scored the third Batman movie Batman Forever in 1995, it is one of his most dramatic and playfull soundtracks with big brass, insane strings and the kind of fairground noises you hear clowns making with their toys; yet there is still that ominous, sweeping, anthemic sound that Goldenthal...


Roller coasters

Riddler's Revenge, the world's second tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster is themed after the Riddler. It is located in Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The Riddler’s Revenge is the world’s tallest stand-up roller coaster (as of October 2005). ... Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located just west of the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. ...


See also

  • Enigma (DC Comics)

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