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- “Riddle me this, BATMAN. What wears a mask and is unconscious?”
- ―The Riddler to Batman in LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite
The Riddler (Edward Nigma) is a villain who executes schemes involving riddles, puzzles, death traps, and word-games. The Riddler has appeared in the Batman and Super Heroes themes.
Description[edit | edit source]
Batman Variation[edit | edit source]
The Riddler uses the original male hairpiece in Black. He has a one sided face featuring a smirk and a purple mask with white eyes. He has a green torso, which depicts a tight green suit with a black question mark on the chest and a purple belt. The Riddler has grey hands (most-likely because purple hands would have been too expensive to produce at that time). He uses green legs without printing. This variation is based on his original appearance in the comics.
In 7787 The Bat-Tank: The Riddler and Bane's Hideout, The Riddler also has a simple jetpack made out of two Black teeth, two Black studs, two cones in Transparent Fluorescent Green, one Dark Stone Grey Technic Backstrap, and a Black Technic Brick.
Super Heroes variations[edit | edit source]
Rather than a hairpiece, Riddler uses the Small Clown's bowler hat, but in light grey and with a black "?" print on the center and front. Riddler's face isn't very different, but his mask is higher up and his mouth has his teeth showing in an evil smile. Riddler's torso has more toned muscles, a black "?" centered, and a purple belt with a yellow "?". On the back of Riddler's torso are a few lines to symbolize the shape his unitard has against his back and a continuation of his purple belt. Riddler's arms and legs are both all green, but his hands are purple, the first official minifigure to have such. He is armed with a crowbar, which according to visual dictionary, is meant to be his "?" staff. This variation is exclusive to 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape.
Preliminary[edit | edit source]
At the 2012 New York Toy Fair, the set-up of 6857 revealed the preliminary version of Riddler's Super Heroes variation. The bowler hat was green and unprinted. Riddler had the same face as Robin's two Batman variations. The torso had black hands (rather than purple), no yellow "?" belt buckle, a large purple question mark (rather than black), many smaller, dark green question marks scattered around the torso, and he wasn't as muscular. The legs were unchanged and he was still accessorized with a crowbar.
Racing suit[edit | edit source]
This variant has a bright green bowler hat with a purple "?". His head has a more angular mask and a larger grin. He has a bright green torso printed with a dark green zipped up suit with light green flaps, a purple scarf, zipped up pockets, a green dot on the right side of the torso, and purple hands. The bottom left half of the torso is light green with dark green "?"'s and a pocket. His right arm is light green while the left is dark green along with his hips and left leg. He comes with a banana and a gold crowbar to represent his "?" staff.
Microfigure[edit | edit source]
A microfigure of him is included in 50003 Batman. He is green like the Super Heroes variant, but the only difference is his bowler hat is not there.
Video game appearances[edit | edit source]
In LEGO Batman: The Videogame[edit | edit source]
In LEGO Batman: The Videogame, The Riddler is identical to his appearance in 7785 Arkham Asylum, but is armed with a golden, question mark shaped staff.
On the Nintendo DS version of the video game, The Riddler also appears as "Riddler (Suit)".
The Riddler is able to use mind control on certain characters and open certain doors which require a mind control character. He attacks with his "?" staff.
In LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes[edit | edit source]
Riddler reappears in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes with his appearance from 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape and his "?" cane that appeared in LEGO Batman: The Videogame. In this version, he cannot use mind control like he could in LEGO Batman the Videogame. He can be found at the top of Wayne tower and when defeated is available to purchase.
Background[edit | edit source]
As a boy, Edward Nigma was fascinated with word-games, puzzles, and riddles to the point where he became obsessed with them. He would then use this obsession to test his wits against the law and turned to crime as the Riddler, leaving behind a clue at the scene which Batman always manages to solve before apprehending him. Unlike the other Batman rogues, the Riddler commits crimes behind mind games and it takes Batman's intellect to solve them rather than physical force. The Riddler has a genius intellect in constructing riddles and is armed with his "?" cane that contains weapons and computer technology.
LEGO Batman: The Videogame[edit | edit source]
After the escape from Arkham Asylum, The Riddler held a briefing session between his partners Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, and Clayface. They were planning a siege on the Gotham Gold Reserves, but needed several objects to do so; A Giant Key, Mutant Vine Seeds, a Freeze Ray, and Wayne Tech's Super Laser.
Clayface assisted The Riddler in retrieving a key from a bank which he needed to rob the Gotham City Gold Reserves. When the key was secured, Clayface insisted on staying in the bank to collect the gold that was there. He was then defeated and captured by Batman and Robin and sent back to Arkham Asylum.
The Riddler enlisted the help of Mr. Freeze in retrieving a Freeze Cannon from Freeze's old factory. When the Freeze Cannon was secured, Mr. Freeze insisted on staying in the factory to unleash the Freeze Girls as his minions. Like Clayface, Mr. Freeze was defeated and captured by Batman.
The Riddler met Two-Face outside of the factory, where Riddler Goons experimented on it until Batman arrived. At this, The Riddler and Two-Face used Two-Face's armoured car to escape the Batmobile, which destroyed four Riddler Goon vans in the process. When the Batmobile caught up with the Armoured Car outside of Police Headquarters, Two-Face's car was destroyed. The Riddler and Two-Face split up to evade Batman and Robin. Riddler was cornered by the duo, only to be saved by Poison Ivy.
After saving The Riddler, Ivy assisted him in sneaking into the botanical gardens. They were discovered by Commissioner Gordon who ordered Police Officers to hold the gardens. The Officers were defeated alongside Scientists and Janitors who worked at the site. With the seeds secured, Ivy stayed at the gardens to tend after the plants where she was defeated and captured, while The Riddler met up with Two-Face and his reconstructed truck.
With only himself and Two-Face left, The Riddler and his partner infiltrated Wayne Tech and stole the Super Laser.
With all four items planned for the siege of the Gold Reserves in possession, Two-Face and Riddler made their move. They used the Freeze Ray to create a bridge of ice over a surrounding body of water, the vine seeds to scale a cliff, and the Super Laser to attempt to destroy the door. The laser beam rebounded and destroyed the Super Laser. With their primary weapon destroyed, Riddler and Two-Face were attacked by S.W.A.T. Agents, but managed to scale the reserves and build a device to enhance the Mind-Control technology in The Riddler's "?" cane. He took control of the Pilot in a nearby Police Helicopter to shoot down the reserve's doors. Using their different abilities, Riddler and Two-Face solved the puzzles of the interior and defeated many more S.W.A.T. Agents and Police Officers. Reaching the vault, the two made use of the defence robot to destroy the vault door, meaning they wouldn't need the key Clayface had obtained earlier.
By this time, Batman and Robin caught up with Riddler and his partner. Riddler ordered Two-Face to create a diversion. Two-Face shot a hole in a nearby barrel holding toxic waste, covering most of the floor in the deadly substance. Robin used pieces collected with his Attract Suit to create a swamp boat and reach Two-Face. In the resulting fight, Two-Face was nearly defeated, but escaped in the direction which Riddler had gone. Batman and Robin followed Two-Face through the vault. Riddler ordered Two-Face to attack. This time, Two-Face was almost defeated, but ran to the side of The Riddler at the last moment. The Riddler then used the vault's defence laser to try and defeat the Dynamic Duo. Batman and Robin used the chromed gold to deflect the laser beams back at The Riddler until his laser was destroyed. The Riddler then changed his tactics to using the mind control technology in his "?" cane to take control of a whimpering Two-Face, and attack the Duo himself. Eventually, both Riddler and Two-Face were knocked back into a pile of gold bars, subduing them both.
They were then sent back to Arkham Asylum, in cells next to their defeated comrades; Clayface, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes[edit | edit source]
- “Hide and seek, Batman!”
- ―Riddler in LEGO Batman 2
The Riddler reappears in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes as a playable character. He hides boxes around Gotham City. His voice and moveset are a reference to his actor in Batman Forever, Jim Carrey.
The Riddler is one of the villains who raided The "Man of the Year" award ceremony, the others being The Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, and The Penguin. He personally robbed the mayor of Gotham City after telling him a riddle about money. After the civilians evacuated the theatre, Riddler sat at Lex Luthor's table with the other villains and listened to Joker's "acceptance speech" after he stole the "Man of the Year" trophy from Bruce Wayne. When the Batman and Robin arrived in the Batboat, Riddler fled through the stage trapdoor with Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face, leaving Harley to cover their flight.
When Harley was defeated, Riddler hid in the band room under the stage inside a giant tuba. After the tuba was destroyed by the Dynamic Duo, he ran away. Riddler's goons then attacked the Dynamic Duo as they chased him. Using the stealth suit, Batman was able to see through Riddler's hiding box and attacked him using the weights attached to it. The Dynamic Duo then fought the Riddler and knocked him unconscious. He was later arrested and sent back to Arkham Asylum.
He was later one of the villains freed from Arkham Asylum by The Joker and Lex Luthor with the latter's Deconstructor. He attempted to escape on Two-Face's truck with Two-Face and Harley Quinn when Batman and Robin arrived. They were defeated, but while Batman and Robin were talking to Commissioner Gordon, he and the other villains hijacked the police riot trucks and escaped.
He can be found on the roof of Wayne Tower and can be purchased for 125,000 studs after he is defeated.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham[edit | edit source]
The Riddler is first encountered in the level Same Bat-time! Same Bat-channel!, a level based on the 1966 Batman television series. He is the third boss of the level, showing up after The Penguin's defeat. In the Joker's diner, he enters the level inside of a cake on wheels, guarded by Joker Henchmen. Batman uses his x-ray ability and causes The Riddler to pop out of the cake, and initiates the boss fight. After three hits, he is defeated. He can also be unlocked during story mode for the same level, unlocking the 1966 variant seen in the level.
The normal variation of The Riddler can be unlocked by completing his side quest in the Hall of Justice.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- 7785 Arkham Asylum (Hair)
- 7787 The Bat-Tank: The Riddler and Bane's Hideout (Hair - Jetpack)
- DC Comics Super Heroes
- 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape (Grey bowler hat)
- 76012 Batman: The Riddler Chase (Racing suit)
- 76052 Batman Classic TV Series - Batcave (1966 TV series)
- The LEGO Batman Movie
- 70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer (The LEGO Batman Movie - Suit)
- 70912 Arkham Asylum (The LEGO Batman Movie - Arkham Asylum)
- LEGO Games
- 50003 Batman (Microfigure)
- Key Chains
- 852090 Riddler Key Chain (Batman - Hair)
Video game appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Batman: The Videogame
- LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
- LEGO Dimensions (Non-playable)
Film appearances[edit | edit source]
Television appearances[edit | edit source]
Book appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: Prima Official Game Guide
- LEGO Batman: The Videogame Prima Guide
- LEGO Batman: The Visual Dictionary
- LEGO Batman: Ultimate Sticker Collection
- LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia
Online comic appearances[edit | edit source]
Gallery of Variants[edit | edit source]
|Hair (Batman)||Hair - Jetpack (Batman)||Grey bowler hat (DC Comics Super Heroes)||Racing suit (DC Comics Super Heroes)||1966 TV series (DC Comics Super Heroes)||Suit (The LEGO Batman Movie)||Arkham Asylum (The LEGO Batman Movie)||Microfigure (DC Comics Super Heroes)|
Video game variants[edit | edit source]
(LEGO Batman: The Videogame)
|The Riddler (Suit)|
(LEGO Batman: The Videogame)
(LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes)
(LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham)
|The Riddler (1966)|
(LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham)
LEGO.com Description[edit | edit source]
This is a description taken from LEGO.com. Please do not modify it. It’s never hard to guess who’s up to no good with The Riddler around! This confusing criminal mastermind is always up to no good in Gotham City as he tries to stump Batman with clue-filled crimes! Once he teams up with the Joker, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, he’ll make it extra tricky for The Caped Crusader to stop their crazy crimes! A genius and master of escape, it’s a challenge for even Batman to unravel The Riddler’s diabolical guessing games!
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Riddler stealing money from the mayor
Riddler in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
In LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes free play
The Riddler from the online comic Asylum SINISTER!
The Riddler's jet in LEGO Batman: The Videogame
Riddler in LEGO Batman: The Video Game
See also[edit | edit source]