History ComicBook / TheRiddler

18th Apr '18 8:41:41 PM MadAnthony94
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* GoingPostal: Not as originally written, but recent adaptations tend to make him a bitter former employee of a [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries big]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman company]] (maybe even [[Film/BatmanForever Wayne Enterprises]]), or the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins police]] [[Series/{{Gotham}} force]], with him turning to evil because he felt his work wasn't appreciated. He's a bit too methodical to settle for a simple killing spree, though.

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* GoingPostal: Not as originally written, but recent adaptations tend to make him a bitter former employee of a [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries big]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman company]] (maybe even [[Film/BatmanForever Wayne Enterprises]]), or the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins police]] [[Series/{{Gotham}} force]], with him turning to evil because he felt his work wasn't appreciated. He's a bit too methodical to Of course he'd never settle for a simple killing shooting spree, though.
18th Apr '18 8:39:47 PM MadAnthony94
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* ArchEnemy: Believe it or not, he was probably the biggest contender for this role in the Adam West series. He appeared more than any other villain, and his penchant for riddles played perfectly off of Batman's deductive... uh, [[BatDeduction "skills"]].


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* GoingPostal: Not as originally written, but recent adaptations tend to make him a bitter former employee of a [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries big]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman company]] (maybe even [[Film/BatmanForever Wayne Enterprises]]), or the [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins police]] [[Series/{{Gotham}} force]], with him turning to evil because he felt his work wasn't appreciated. He's a bit too methodical to settle for a simple killing spree, though.
13th Apr '18 2:01:23 PM MadMidnightDreams
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' he became a villain after [[BitchInSheepsClothing his girlfriend]] sabotages his experiment and discredits him as a scientist. This causes him to adopt the Riddler persona when he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' he became a villain after [[BitchInSheepsClothing his girlfriend]] lab partner]] sabotages his experiment and discredits invention to discredit him as a scientist. This scientist and get rid of him after he tells her about his [[AbusiveParents father]], all without him suspecting this for ''years.'' His lost chance at the lab causes him to adopt the Riddler persona when he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. RoaringRampageOfRevenge against who he ''thought'' ruined him. He takes the truth [[VillainousBreakdown even worse]].
1st Feb '18 7:19:58 AM Hanz
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* ComplexityAddiction: He is incapable of crimes without putting in elaborate riddles or clues. This is either due to a natural compulsion and/or a need to prove his mental superiority to others.
11th Jan '18 2:32:28 AM EricW
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** There was also that one time he almost got [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] arrested.
11th Jan '18 2:29:54 AM EricW
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* OddFriendship: During his stint as an AntiHero, he and Penguin ended up becoming pretty good friends. Penguin even admitting that Edward was one of the few supervillains of Gotham he could hold sane conversations with without the insanity of the other villains.
13th Oct '17 12:24:00 PM Robbyn
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* GreatDetective: During his "reformed" period, he becomes a private consultant and taking on the murder case of a wealthy socialite. He shown to have investigative skills that rival those of the Dark Knight.
7th Sep '17 6:47:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* RetCanon: Frank Gorshin in the [[Series/{{Batman}} live action Batman]] created the green suit and bowler hat look as an alternative for the spandex and the slightly more sedate version in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' sealed the deal to make this the Riddler's preferred costume in the comics.

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* RetCanon: Frank Gorshin in the [[Series/{{Batman}} live action Batman]] created the green suit and bowler hat look as an alternative for the spandex and the spandex. The slightly more sedate version in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' sealed the deal to make this the Riddler's preferred costume in the comics.


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* SecondaryColorNemesis: He tends towards green outfits with purple highlights.
30th Aug '17 7:36:08 AM SirSapphire
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* ReluctantPsycho: He's crushed at how his insanity renders him incapable of not leaving Batman riddles that lead to his defeat.

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* ReluctantPsycho: He's crushed at how his insanity renders him incapable of not leaving Batman riddles that lead to his defeat. He's also disappointed that his compulsive nature keeps sending him back to crime, rather than permanently reforming.
3rd Aug '17 10:00:57 AM fallenleader123
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* CaneFu: To the point where his cane in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' acts more like a blunt weapon than a walking aid.

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* CaneFu: To the point where his cane in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' acts more like a blunt weapon than a walking aid. His ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' incarnation carries a question mark-shaped BladeOnAStick.
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