The Riddler

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The Riddler (Edward Nigma, Nygma, or Nashton) is a fictional character, a comic book character and supervillain published by DC Comics, and an enemy of Batman. Created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang, the character first appeared in Detective Comics #140 (1948).

The character has appeared in many Batman media. In live action, he was portrayed by Frank Gorshin and John Astin in the 1960s television series, as well as by Jim Carrey in the film Batman Forever. In animation, he has been portrayed by Michael Bell, John Glover, and Robert Englund. In 2009, The Riddler was ranked as IGN's 59th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

The Riddler is obsessed with riddle, puzzle, and word game. He delights in forewarning both Batman and the police of his capers by sending them complex clues. With this self-conscious use of a gimmick, the Riddler's crimes are flamboyant and ostentatious. The character is often depicted as wearing a domino mask either with a green suit and bowler hat, or a green unitard with question mark prints. A black or purple question mark serves as his visual motif.

The Riddler is typically portrayed as a smooth-talking yet quirky character, deemed insane by the courts of intense obsessive compulsion and neurosis. This was first introduced in the 1965 issue of Batman (titled, "The Remarkable Ruse of The Riddler") in which he tries to refrain from leaving a riddle, but fails. This compulsion has been a recurring theme, as shown in a 1999 issue of Gotham Adventures, in which he tried to commit a crime without leaving a riddle, but fails: "You don't understand... I really didn't want to leave you any clues. I really planned never to go back to Arkham Asylum. But I left you a clue anyway. So I... I have to go back there. Because I might need help. I... I might actually be crazy."

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Losses: 12

Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Win Sherlock Holmes 76 to 55
Loss The Joker 29 to 97
Loss MacGyver 54 to 62
Loss The Question 49 to 53
Loss Knights of the Round Table(Monty Python) 50 to 67
Win Alex Delarge 66 to 30
Win Fanboys 51 to 30
Loss Captain Caveman 55 to 56
Win Two-Face 72 to 50
Loss Boba Fett 29 to 78
Loss Sideshow Bob 61 to 80
Win Scarecrow 64 to 36
Win Mysterio 20 to 12
Win Riddick 27 to 11
Win Shrek 18 to 11
Loss Indiana Jones 6 to 23
Loss Lara Croft 9 to 17
Loss The Joker 11 to 12
Win Carmen Sandiego 14 to 4
Win Frosty The Snowman 8 to 4
Loss Sherlock Holmes 6 to 21
Loss Agent 47 5 to 13