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    Edward Nigma (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)




    Tease them with a riddle, get them all outside. What's wet and melts and isn't snow, but ends in genocide?
    Alice quoting the Riddler[src]

    Edward Nigma is the former criminal known as the Riddler and patient at Arkham Asylum.

    Biography[edit | hide | hide all]

    Original Multiverse[edit | hide]

    Criminal Escapades[edit | hide]

    At some point, Edward Nigma became the criminal known as the Riddler and an enemy of Batman.[6] He was later incarcerated in cell number 344 at Arkham Asylum.[4] When John Deegan opened the cell doors at the asylum, Nigma was among those that attempted to escape, though he was quickly returned to his cell by The Flash.[4] In 2019, Nigma was paid by Tommy Elliot to tell him Batman's secret identity, which he did in the form of a riddle.[7]

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    Criminal Escapades[edit | hide]

    Riddler

    At some point, Edward Nigma became the criminal known as the Riddler and an enemy of Batman. During one encounter, Nigma was defeated by Batman after a stand-off with the GCPD[1] and was locked in Arkham Asylum.[3] He also had a daughter named Evelyn Rhyme at some point in his life.[5] In 2022, Alice asked various inmates in the Arkham Asylum cafeteria if the Joker had ever talked about his plan to rain acid down on Gotham City. Nigma then told her the plan in the form of a riddle.[3]

    Powers and Abilities[edit | hide]

    Abilities[edit | hide]

    • Genius-Level Intellect: According to Arthur Brown, Nigma is a skilled wordsmith.[8]

    Appearances[edit | hide]

    Appearances
    Elseworlds, Part 2 Unseen
    Down, Down, Down Mentioned
    A Mad Tea-Party Mentioned
    I'll Give You a Clue Mentioned
    Armed and Dangerous Mentioned
    Mad as a Hatter Name Seen
    Meet Your Maker Name Seen
    We Having Fun Yet? Mentioned

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    Other versions of Edward Nigma
    New Multiverse

    Earth: 66  UE-34
    Original Multiverse

    Earth: 66

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