Edward Nigma
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Edward Nigma (Character)
from Batman Forever (1995)

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Edward Nygma is the Riddler. He is an enemy of Batman.

The Riddler is obsessed with riddles, puzzles, and word games. He delights in forewarning both Batman and the police of his capers by sending them complex clues. As the Riddler, the character is always depicted as wearing a domino mask either with a green suit and bowler hat, or a green jumpsuit. He often carries a cane shaped as an elongated question mark.

The Riddler's criminal modus operandi is so deeply ingrained into his personality that he is virtually powerless to stop himself from acting it out. He cannot simply kill his opponents when he has the upper hand; he has to put them in a deathtrap to see if he can devise a life and death intellectual challenge that the hero cannot solve and escape. Riddler's compulsion is quite flexible, allowing him to commit any crime as long as he can describe it in a riddle or puzzle. He often has two female assistants, named Query and Echo.

In recent years, the Riddler has "gone straight" and now sells his genius intellect to those who need problems solved. It remains unclear whether this is part of a complex criminal plot, or a legitimate change of heart.

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