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    Edward Nigma (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)

    How do you know who he is?
    You mean Batman? Oops. Did I say that out loud?
    How do you know that?
    Oh, because a few months ago I paid a man to riddle me the answer.

    Edward Nigma was a patient at Arkham Asylum and the criminal known as the Riddler.

    Biography[edit source]

    Early Life[edit source]

    At some point, Edward Nigma adopted the codename, the "Riddler" and became a notorious criminal who operates in Gotham City.[1]

    He was later incarcerated in cell number 344 at Arkham Asylum.[2]

    Arkham Breakout[edit source]

    He tried to escape from Arkham when John Deegan opened his and the other prisoners' cell doors but was returned by The Flash.[2]

    Tommy Elliot[edit source]

    He was then paid by Tommy Elliot to tell him Batman's secret identity in the form of a riddle.[3]

    Catherine Hamilton's Speech[edit source]

    He was mentioned by Catherine Hamilton-Kane in a speech she was forced to read by Alice stating that people like her were the real villains in Gotham and not the Joker or the Riddler.[1]

    Powers and Abilities[edit source]

    • Keen Intellect: Edward Nigma was able to deduce Batman's secret identity.[3]

    Appearances[edit source]

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    Elseworlds, Part 2 Unseen
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    Down, Down, Down Mentioned
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    A Mad Tea-Party Mentioned

    Notes[edit source]

    Gallery[edit source]

    References[edit source]

    Other versions of Edward Nigma
    New Multiverse

    Earth: UE-38  Prime  UE-25
    Original Multiverse

    Earth: 66  UE-8

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