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"What's black and blue and dead all over? You."
―The Riddler to the Batman[src]

Edward Nashton, known publicly as the Riddler, is an enigmatic serial killer who has devised a series of puzzles and tortuous devices to entrap Gotham's elite and to publicly unmask the city’s darkest truths.[2] His vendetta against Gotham has also put him in conflict with the Batman, who may have ties to the Wayne Family.[3]


Early life[]

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Becoming a serial killer[]

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Conflict with the Batman[]

"If you are justice, please do not lie. What is the price for your blind eye?"
―Riddler to Batman[src]

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―The Riddler's message to Gotham City[src]

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  • Genius-level Intelligence: To be added
  • Tactician: To be added
  • Explosives Expert: To be added
  • Hacking: To be added



  • Ice Picker: To be added[2]


  • Mask: To be added[2]
  • Duct Tape: To be added




  • Riddler's typical signature is a question mark.

Behind the scenes[]

  • In DC Comics, Edward Nygma is a master criminal in Gotham City and a common recurring adversary of the Batman.
    • In the New Earth version, the Riddler's real name was Edward Nashton before he changed it to Edward Nigma for a new goal in life. However, in most other versions, he was born as Edward Nigma, Edward Nygma, E. Nigma, or Edward E. Nigma.
  • Jonah Hill was rumored to be in talks for the Riddler before Paul Dano was cast.
  • Riddler in The Batman Universe will be the fifth live-action incarnation of the character following incarnations portrayed by Frank Gorshin, John Astin, Jim Carrey, and Cory Michael Smith.
  • Riddler's costume seems to more evoke fellow Batman rogue Thomas Elliot, better known as Hush, rather than his traditional question-mark garish uniforms, including a face-mask of bandages and a trenchcoat with more use of guns. His MO of being a serial killer who leaves taunting letters and riddles as calling cards at the scenes of his crimes, in addition to wearing spectacles over his mask also evokes the notorious Zodiac Killer in real life.
    • Director Matt Reeves even confirmed in an interview that he based the Riddler on the Zodiac Killer because he was never caught and he communicated through ciphers and riddles.[4]
  • Edward Nashton/Riddler will serve as the main antagonist of The Batman.


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