A tragic origin in which a woman who the Riddler was in love with, pretended to return his affections so she could steal his technology and frame him for burglary, beginning his criminal career. It is also revealed that he had tried to kill his boss, Gorman, but was stopped by the Batman.

Criminal Career

To make his riddles and clues more interesting, Riddler threatens with implanted chemo-bombs for every wrong answer and has no problems attracting people into danger for his games.


  • Genius-Level Intellect: The Riddler is was a child prodogy and genius. As his name suggests, he is an expert at riddles.
  • Tactical Analysis: Nigma constantly has a plan to test his enemies like Chuck Gorman and the Batman.
  • Mechanical Aptitude: The Riddler has shown a lot of mechanical knowledge. At one point in his career, he single-handedl redesigned Chuck Gormon's house into a riddle-themed death trap. [1]
  • Adept Thief: Nigma states that, before he became the Riddler, he was a thief and master safe cracker. The thrill of solving the riddle of a safe was absolutely exciting to Nigma. [2]


  • Riddler's Cane: Riddler's question mark cane not only is rigged with a detonator but it has a sharp blade on the top that the Riddler uses to fight with.
  • He was voiced by Robert Englund, famous for playing Freddie Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street.



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