Riddler

“It’s not just a call. It’s a warning.” ―BatmanWARNING! This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for The Batman. Anything that you read beyond this is on you.

Riddler

  • Riddler

  • Edward Nashton

Riddler Edward Nashton

Real Name

Edward Nashton

Aliases

The Riddler
Ed-weird
Secret Friend
Demented Son of a Bitch
The Match
Nobody
Psycho
Patrick Parker
Pencil-Neck

Ed-weird Your Secret FriendDemented Son of a BitchThe MatchNobodyPsychoPatrick ParkerPencil-Neck

Citizenship

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Affiliation

Riddler ‘s Cult
KTMJ ( once )
Fumento ‘s ( once )

Biographical information

Status

Incarcerated

Reading: Riddler

Date of birth

1991

Place of birth

Gotham City, New York, United States of America

Physical description

Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair

Brown

Eye color

Green

Appearances

Film(s)

The Batman

Book(s)

Before The Batman: An Original Movie Novel
Step Into Reading: The Batman

Comic(s)

Riddler: Year One ( unreleased )

Actor(s)

Portrayed by

Paul Dano

“I’m nobody. I’m just an instrument, here to unmask the truth about this cesspool we call a city.”
―Riddler to Batman

Edward Nashton, known publicly as the Riddler, is a former forensic accountant turned series killer, terrorist, and hacker who seeks to entrap Gotham ‘s elite and to publicly unmask the city ’ s darkest truths with a serial of puzzles and byzantine devices. [ 1 ] His vendetta against Gotham put himself in conflict with Bruce Wayne, because of his ties to the Wayne Family. [ 2 ]

biography

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early animation

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childhood and Teenage Years

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“You know, I was there that day. The day the great Thomas Wayne announced that he was running for mayor, made all those promises. A week later, he was dead, and everybody just forgot about us. All they could talk about was poor Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne the orphan. Orphan. Living in some tower over the park isn’t being an orphan. Looking down on everyone with all that money, don’t you tell me. Do you know what being an orphan is? It’s thirty kids to a room, twelve years old and already a drophead, you wake up screaming with rats chewing your fingers, and every winter one of the babies die because it’s so cold.”
―Riddler to Batman

Edward Nashton grew up in the Gotham Orphanage, neglected and shunned by his peers for his beloved of riddles and puzzles. Combined with a bitter interaction with Bruce Wayne at a young age, in which Wayne smiled at Nashton, which he took as his way of saying he was better than them because of his money, Nashton grew up quieten and bitter at those around him, specially the elect of Gotham City, feeling himself lake superior to everyone else who thought him inconspicuous. Following Thomas Wayne ’ s death along with his wife, Martha at the hands of an nameless mugger, the city ’ s crooked police and city officials, aboard Carmine Falcone took over the Gotham Renewal Fund and turned it into a presence for money laundering, therefore cutting off funding for the orphanage and forcing its orphans, Edward among them to live in poverty for the rest of their childhoods. At seventeen, Nashton held a problem as a manner of speaking son at an italian restaurant known as Fumento ‘s, which he got so he could pay for his education. One day, Nashton noticed an illegal race with a group of rich teenagers being set up through Gotham. still angry at the city ‘s socialites, Nashton decided to last get back at them by placing an explosive in the car of Dex Starling. A few days late, he put his design into action, hoping to cause a pileup and seriously hurt the racers, but another racer helped out Starling and a pileup was avoided. [ 3 ]

parturition of the Riddler

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Eleven years subsequently, Nashton secured a problem in forensics, and, after driving past it, decided to destroy his old home of Gotham Orphanage, due to all his bitter memories there. A few nights by and by, he snuck in and pulled the fire alarm, alerting everyone in the set to go outside, allowing him to douse the building in gasoline and burn it to the crunch. Upon realizing how queerly unsatisfying the crime was, Nashton decided to leave clues and riddles at his crimes to let the people of Gotham City know who had wronged them, gaining himself a notoriety. therefore, he reinvented himself into the psychopathic series killer and terrorist known as the “ Riddler ”, donning a baggy green suit and mask in his murders and other diverse crimes, and continuing to commit crimes unhampered for two years straight. [ 3 ]

Exposing Gotham

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Targeting the Gotham Elite

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“NO MORE LIES!”
―Riddler

In his two years as a serial cause of death, Riddler discovered deep seed putrescence in Gotham, tying Gotham ‘s elect to crime godhead Carmine Falcone. He then decided to use his cognition and skills to reveal the truth of Gotham ‘s putrescence to the people of the city by way of targeting those connected to this corruption and killing them to create mass panic. Over the course of his reign of terror, the Riddler amassed a stick to who believed in his cause and joined him in his schemes. [ 2 ] After some careful plan and creating a tilt of targets, Riddler began his campaign against the corruption and stalks Mayor Don Mitchell, Jr. and his son, before bludgeoning him with a carpet tucker. Batman was called upon the crime scene, learning of what the Riddler did. Riddler left a message for Batman to read but was scowled by Commissioner Pete Savage upon letting a vigilante meddle with a crime scene. [ 2 ]

Riddler then kidnapped the commissioner and killed him by rigging a sophisticated rat cage to his promontory, forcing several rats inside to eat away at his face. He broadcasts this crime on the flush newsworthiness. He left another clue for Batman, and then left a print on the car which is revealed to be from the Iceberg Lounge along with a girl named Annika Kosolov, who works there. Batman arrives there and questions the Penguin, the deputy of the Falcone crime consortium, on his interest, but gets no head. [ 2 ]

Riddles for the DA

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“I’ve been trying to reach you. You’re part of this too.”
“How am I part of this?”
“You’ll see.”
―Riddler and Batman

At the Iceberg Lounge, the Riddler kidnapped zone lawyer Gil Colson and attached a apprehension bombard to his neck. He commandeered Colson into plowing his SUV into the crowd at Don Mitchell, Jr. ‘s funeral at Gotham City Hall with record around his mouth reading “ no MORE LIES ”, a phone taped to his hand and a letter taped to his breast recitation “ TO THE BATMAN ”. Riddler watched this event from the balcony, looking down at Bruce Wayne before escaping. sure enough, Batman approached Colman, allowing him and Riddler to meet face to side for the first time. Riddler activated a two-minute timekeeper to the bomb calorimeter, and forced Colson to answer three riddles relating to his bribe dealings with the gang. Batman assisted with answering two of them, but Colson refused to answer the third ; naming Carmine Falcone as the witness who tipped the GCPD about the Salvatore Maroni break. Colson opted to die, believing himself to be a dead man either room, and the Riddler subsequently blew up his head. [ 2 ]

Rata Alada Riddle

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As Riddler left behind a riddle taped to Gil Colson ‘s chest, Batman incorrectly deduced the witness to be Penguin. Riddler was disappointed when the Batman captured Penguin, and alternatively urged Batman to realize the bigger word picture. Through his riddle, Riddler led Batman and Jim Gordon to the ruins of the Gotham Orphanage, where Riddler explained the rationale behind his politically-motivated crusade. Riddler sent a letter fail to his future prey, Thomas Wayne ‘s son, Bruce Wayne, but his butler Alfred Pennyworth intercepted it first barely before it exploded, unwittingly blowing up Pennyworth alternatively, although he survived. [ 2 ] As Batman began to realize the genuine context behind the botch Carmine Falcone – Thomas Wayne arrangement, Riddler releases and exploits the evidence of the Waynes ‘ association with Falcone, including Martha Wayne ‘s history of mental illness, towards the public. Riddler watched from the sidelines as Batman confronted Falcone, leading to his halt. As things get heated between Falcone and Penguin, Riddler took up a sniper plunder and assassinated Falcone, fulfilling his ill riddle to “ bring the rat into the lightly ” ; Falcone was the witness in question who tipped the GCPD about the Salvatore Maroni flop. By killing Falcone, Riddler robbed both Penguin and Selina Kyle, Falcone ‘s bastard daughter, of their vengeance against him. A witness see Riddler escaping to a cafe, where he ordered a coffee and a slice of pumpkin pie, but was immediately surrounded by SWAT, led by Jim Gordon, and Nashton remained undeterred and continue watching the television across the rejoinder. The SWAT team pointed their rifles at his head, and he finally surrendered with a smug smile on his face, as he looked at Batman from outside the window. Martinez then slammed his head into the counter, and Nashton is arrested for the murders of Don Mitchell, Jr., Pete Savage, Gil Colson and Carmine Falcone. [ 2 ]

trial in Arkham

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In Arkham State Hospital, Riddler requested a converge with Batman, hoping the vigilante had learned of his plans and wanted to join him in guard. In the Visitor Center, Riddler bemoaned the fact he ‘d failed to kill Bruce Wayne, his comments make Batman defendant he had deduced they were the same person. During the conversation, Riddler revealed he was actually inspired by Batman and expressed his belief that they worked in concert to take down Falcone. Batman, however, rejected the notion, causing Riddler to have a mental breakdown. As the interrogation continued, Riddler realized that Batman did not know about his approaching plans, causing him to realize he had outsmarted the vigilante. As Batman attempted to get him to confess to his plans, Riddler gleefully celebrated, singing “ Ave Maria ” as Batman struck the window in anger. [ 2 ]

Befriending joker

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After Batman left, Riddler was returned to his cell in the Maximum Security Ward to watch the car bombs go off around Gotham. He witnessed the bombs destroy Gotham ‘s reservoir and flood the city, gleefully predicting the explosions. however, his followers ‘ assail was foiled by Batman, Selina Kyle and the GCPD. After learning of their failure to kill Bella Reál and Batman ‘s hindrance, Riddler ‘s sanity last reached a break steer, leading him to have a dislocation in his cell, with the Joker initiating lecture with him from the following cell stating “ one sidereal day you ‘re on top and the next you ‘re a clown ”, during this Riddler begins to cry. then Joker calms him, reassuring him of his achiever stating that Gotham City loved a comeback floor, then he gives up a riddle “ the less of them you have the more one is worth ”, to which Riddler answered a ally, as the two began to laugh maniacally together. [ 2 ]

personality

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“You showed me what was possible. You showed me all it takes is fear and a little focused violence. You inspired me.”
“You’re out of your goddamn mind.”
“What?”
―Riddler and Batman

The Riddler is a pitiless, egomaniacal consecutive killer who greatly abhorred the constitution within Gotham, specifically the defile elect. Growing up in an orphanage owned by Bruce Wayne ‘s parents, he was always shunned by his peers, particularly Bruce himself, which made Nashton bitter and covetous towards the Wayne family ( whom he originally idolized, peculiarly Thomas ), thus setting up his deep-rooted hate for the city ‘s rich and knock-down, particularly those who are corrupt. Despite his bootless demeanor, he is sufficiently intelligent, as shown with how he planned his crusade to take down Gotham ‘s corruption, angstrom well as with the detailed riddles and clues he leaves behind at the scenes of his murders. Being a sadist, he believes that it is necessity to express his victim ‘s death in the most dismay and creative ways done, while besides showing it on Gotham Television. additionally, he is very well-intentioned in trying to expose the clandestine base truths surrounding Gotham to its civilian populace. He has an revolutionize obsession for Batman, seeing the cape crusader as an aggressive pitiless determine on his motives to clean Gotham as he sees equip. His horizon on Batman ‘s mask is how he sees himself wearing the Riddler mask ; a means to feel spare of any boundaries to be the real number him.

He is deluded to the point that he believed Batman was an ally to his cause, expecting him to enjoy the scenery of Gotham being flooded and the assassination attack on the newly-elected mayor. When Batman rejected him by calling him a delusional sociopath, he freaked out and screamed in huge disappointment, and when Batman demanded to know what Riddler had done, the latter merely gave a hint by tauntingly singing Ave Maria. On the summation slope for Riddler ‘s sheath, he has some compatibly with others who are fond of and follow his anarchy, as his private social media allies worked with him to set his plan in motion believing themselves, aboard with him, to be vengeance, and a sealed jail convict took thrill-seeking pastime with him on what they were going to do in committing more of their crimes in Gotham. Riddler besides much behaves in a manner that can be easily seen as strange : often moaning and grunting in rare or weird ways, his pitch and book constantly in flux, much behaving reasonably childlike and sometimes in a manner that can be read as depraved, and occasionally seeming to throw small fits. Despite these negative traits, the Riddler did even possess a few morals. When he was planning to burn down his erstwhile orphanage, Riddler made sure to pull the fire alarm and waited until everyone was condom outside before setting the place on open fire. Riddler besides has a friendly manner when interacting with his subordinates. This is shown during Riddler ‘s private video recording when he refers to his followers as “ guys ” and thanks them for their corroborate .

Abilities

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“I don’t guess. I know.”
―Edward Nashton
  • Genius-Level Intellect: Edward is incredibly intellectually gifted, working as a forensics accountant before beginning his life of crime under his Riddler persona, having a natural gift for solving puzzles and riddles, and being a master of creating intricate codes that at times managed to stump Bruce Wayne.
    • Master Tactician: Edward was able to form an incredibly dedicated and secretive cult of Cult to carry out his plans, host incredibly hard-to-access virtual live-streams that served as meeting places for his Cult to create plans, and place seven vans by Gotham City’s seawall to blow it up and flood the city.
    • Expert Programmer: Edward is known to have created the website Rataalada.com, as well as hosting it into the dark web, meaning he has knowledge of programming.
      • Expert Hacker: Edward hacked a thumb drive to automatically email news agencies blackmail of Don Mitchell, Jr. at the Iceberg Lounge.
    • Explosives Mastery: He can put bombs anywhere undetected.
  • Skilled Combatant: While he admits that his strength is more mental than physical, Edward has some degree of skill in fighting, as he was able to murder Don Mitchell, Jr. with his bare hands.
  • Skilled Marksman: Edward was able to snipe and kill Carmine Falcone at a lengthy distance from his own apartment window.
  • Stealth: Edward managed to infiltrate Don Mitchell, Jr.’s home and stand behind him in the shadows, completely undetected. He also broke into Gil Colson’s car.
  • Intimidation: To Be Added
  • Charisma: To Be Added

equipment

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Weapons

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“We got blunt force trauma. Lacerations on the head. He got hit a lot of times. And hard.”
―CSI to Jim Gordon
  • Carpet Tucker: Edward used a carpet tucker to kill Don Mitchell, Jr. and to knock out Gil Colson.[2]
  • Sniper Rifle: Edward utilized a sniper rifle to kill Carmine Falcone.

other equipment

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  • Costume: Riddler’s baggy green costume allows him to carry additional equipment to commit his crimes.
    • Mask: As the Riddler, Nashton wears a green face-covering mask to hide his identity and intimidate his enemies.[1]
  • Rataalada.com: To be added
  • Duct Tape: Riddler used duct tape to tape up the head of Mayor Mitchell’s corpse so he could write his message of “NO MORE LIES”, and spread the message of Gotham’s corruption.

Facilities

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  • Gotham Orphanage: To Be Added
  • Apartment: To Be Added

Prisons

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  • Arkham State Hospital: Nashton is placed in this facility after successfully putting his plan to bomb Gotham City’s reservoir into motion. He later befriends the Joker, an inmate who shares with him a riddle about the value of friendship.

Relationships

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Riddler ‘s Riddles

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“Now, ever since I was a child, I’ve always loved little puzzles. For me, they are a retreat from the horrors of our world.”
―Riddler to Gil Colson
Riddle/Message to the Batman Answer
What does a liar do when he is dead? He lies still.
Follow the maze until you find the rat. Bring him into the light and you’ll find where I’m at. Reveal who the police informant is to the public, and the Riddler will reveal where he’s been hiding.
It can be cruel, poetic, or blind. But when it’s denied, it’s violence you may find. Justice.
If you are justice, please do not lie. What is the price for your blind eye? Bribes ($10,000).
Since your justice is so select, please tell us, which vermin you’re paid to protect? Carmine Falcone (La Rata Alada).
I grew up from a seed, as tough as a weed. But in a mansion, in a slum, I’ll never know where I come from. An orphan.
The sins of the father, shall be visited upon the son. Bruce Wayne.
See you in hell. Arkham State Hospital.
What’s black and blue and dead all over? Batman.

triviality

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  • Riddler’s typical signature is a question mark.
  • The Riddler wears glasses over his mask much like the Zodiac Killer, who is a big influence on this version of the character.
  • Nashton’s driver’s license lists his date of birth as July 21, 1984. This is scene during the behind the scenes footage on the costume designs of the film,. However, Before The Batman: An Original Movie Novel makes is abundantly clear that Nashton and Batman are roughly the same age, which would place Nashton’s birth in 1991.
  • His Driver’s licenses both say he is six feet tall.

Behind the scenes

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References

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