History Recap / BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE40IfYoureSoSmartWhyArentYouRich

16th Jul '16 12:38:16 PM MetaFour
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* AssholeVictim: Mockridge. Denying royalties to the most important programmer because he's under a work-for-hire contract is probably legal, but a dick move. Firing him when he challenges that contract in court is probably illegal. Personally mocking him, as you inform him he's been fired... at that point, you're practically asking him to enact overly complicated revenge on you.



* MookBouncer: The Riddler has constructed a maze, complete with mechanical {{Wall Master}}s. Batman uses them to his advantage and rigs it to bring himself straight to the Riddler.

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* MookBouncer: The Riddler has constructed a maze, complete with mechanical {{Wall Master}}s. Batman uses them to his advantage and rigs it one to bring himself straight take him to the Riddler.end of the maze.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Batman calls the Riddler by his real last name, Riddler decides the Bat is a serious threat who needs to be ''killed''.[[note]]Perhaps it was for the best, though, since Batman was able to save Mockridge specifically because Riddler used him as bait. It Batman hadn't made it personal, Riddler probably would have just killed Mockridge and disappeared.[[/note]]
4th Jun '16 12:41:27 AM JM1982
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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Given that he was fired, one has to wonder where Nygma got the money to pay for turning the amusement park maze into a deathtrap, hiring his {{Mook}}s, and whatever he used to hack into Gotham's electrical system.
7th Feb '16 8:51:17 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* OnlyTheKnowledgeableMayPass: How the maze in the video game and the life size version works; the puzzles are all trivia-based.

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* OnlyTheKnowledgeableMayPass: OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass: How the maze in the video game and the life size version works; the puzzles are all trivia-based.
4th Feb '16 6:41:45 PM NekoHybrid
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Nygma was just a programmer, who got cheated and betrayed by Mockridge out of greed. This slight was what motivated Nygma to plot revenge and became the Riddler.


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* TooDumbToLive: Oh Mockridge, how could you not see that cheating and firing someone as brilliant as Nygma would later get you hunted and nearly killed in revenge? Not to mention firing the one guy who put the company on the map was a stupid business practice to begin with. Really, the question he should be asked is "If you're so rich, why aren't you smart?"
2nd Oct '15 2:26:46 PM fruitstripegum
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* OnlyTheKnowledgeableMayPass: How the maze in the video game and the life size version works; the puzzles are all trivia-based.


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* OnlyTheKnowledgeableMayPass: How the maze in the video game and the life size version works; the puzzles are all trivia-based.
21st Jun '15 7:05:24 PM kchishol
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* TheBadGuyWins: Zigzagged; The Riddler doesn't manage to kill Mockridge and he still profits off his game, but he avoids capture and leaves his old boss a nervous wreck who can't sleep without a shotgun next to him.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Zigzagged; The Riddler doesn't manage to kill Mockridge and he still profits off his game, but he avoids capture and leaves his old boss a nervous wreck who can't sleep without a shotgun next to him. him.
* ConsolationPrize: Leaving your former boss gripped in terrified paranoia may not have the same satisfaction of killing him, but it apparently was enough for Nygma.
2nd May '15 3:18:45 PM Maxaphone
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* DeadHorseTrope: InUniverse example. Robin is clearly too young to remember ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'' and the Riddler's clue derived from it.


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* OnlyTheKnowledgeableMayPass: How the maze in the video game and the life size version works; the puzzles are all trivia-based.
5th Apr '15 8:07:24 PM BlindJustice-2515
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-->'''Nygma:''' Mark me, Mr. Mockridge, you won't be getting away with this! Your amoral greed is no match for an intellect like mine!\\

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-->'''Nygma:''' Mark me, Mr. You are a fool, Mockridge, to think that you won't be getting can get away with this! Your amoral greed is no match for an intellect like mine!\\
29th Mar '15 2:53:34 PM TrollMan
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* BatDeduction: Batman quickly realizes that dealing with the Riddler, he always has to find a secret meaning.
29th Mar '15 2:43:40 PM TrollMan
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* PacManFever: Let's just say, ''Maze of the Minotaur'''s graphics are less than impressive.
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