The Riddler - Arkham Wiki The Riddler. Biographical information. Full Name. Edward Nashton (aka Edward Nigma).
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Occupation. Head of the GCPD Cyber Crime Unit (Formerly). Professional Criminal. Base of Operations. Gotham City. Affiliations. Gotham City Police Department (Formerly)Suicide Squad (Formerly)The Broker.
Physical description. Hair. Brown. Height.
Game Information. Voice Actor. Wally Wingert (Games). Matthew Gray Gubler (Assault on Arkham). First Appearance.
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Explore! Find my challenges. And when you fail to solve them and lie blubbering like an ignorant child on the floor, you will know that The Riddler is better than you. Riddler”“One way or another I'm shutting you down. Batman”With an obsessive need for attention and a genius- level intellect, Edward Nigma (formerly Edward Nashton) was determined to be the most outlandish of Gotham City's criminals, and concocted an elaborate series of clues and riddles around his crimes. Batman had proven to be a worthy opponent, capable of deducing the Riddler's plans, but Nigma was dedicated to creating a mystery that the Dark Knight would not be able to solve in time to save the hostages. He grew increasingly frustrated and delusional over the years, believing Batman was a cheater who couldn't beat his challenges.
This eventually drove him to ensure the Dark Knight didn't have a chance of winning, by eliminating any fair play. He served as the main antagonist of the Most Wanted Missions: Enigma Conundrum, Riddler's Revenge, and Catwoman's Revenge DLC. Before Arkham Origins Incident. Edit. The future Edward Nigma committed his first crime when he was still in grade school. Constantly belittled and called a moron by his abusive father, he entered a school contest to win everyone's approval; solve a puzzle and win a prize.
Nashton broke in late at night and put the puzzle together as many times as possible until he had the winning solution. His father accused him of cheating and beat him for lying.
Undeterred, Edward would dedicate himself to learning, and became a skilled engineering and computer hacking genius. He found employment as a member of the G. C. P. D.'s Cyber Crime Division and became convinced that Gotham's long history of corruption was the result of intellectual and moral failing rather than economics. To "improve" the city's standing he used his position and skills to coordinate a large network of operatives and compile a large collection of blackmail material connected to prominent Gotham official. Before the events on Christmas Eve, Nashton was collecting and hiding these extortion data files while also searching for the real identity of Batman, who he believed was either Harvey Dent or Bruce Wayne.
To maintain his cover within the G. C. P. D Nashton may have cultivated genuine criminal ties himself as he was soon contacted by Black Mask (or so he thought) to distract the vigilante. Arkham Origins Incident. Edit“Well, well. If it isn't the King Thug himself. Enigma”Enigma's first encounter with Batman at the Coventry GCR tower.
Nashton, under the alias of Enigma, had used an army of informants to collect a cornucopia of blackmail information about the city's most corrupt individuals. Enigma had planned to release this information to the public on Christmas day, and intended to trigger a chain reaction that would end in Gotham City's collapse. Enigma had recognized Batman as his greatest obstacle and had set up multiple layers of fail safes that included: hiding his servers behind a billboard, planting signal jammers inside the Gotham City Radio towers that Batman had used to pilot his Batwing, set up dozens of relays across the city, employed an army of thugs to hamper him at every turn, and had used his informants to hide all of the extortion data that he had collected all throughout Gotham. Enigma continued to taunt Batman as he attempted to disrupt all of the radio towers, but eventually Batman succeeded. Finally, after destroying all relays, interrogating all informants, and collecting all the data packs, Batman came back to Enigma's HQ and destroyed his server.
Enigma accepted temporary defeat, while he claimed that he had held onto the biggest, dirtiest secret that had put his collection of data to shame. Batman later unlocked Enigma's secret room, which revealed several items of interest: newspaper clips that indicated Enigma's research on Batman's identity (With the two main suspects that were Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent), pressure pads, cages, and one green glowing question mark that would later become the Riddler Trophy. Later, Enigma was deduced to being Edward Nashton, who was the head of the GCPD's Cyber Crime Division, by Alfred in a conversation with Batman in the Batcave. A coded message within the GCPD server and telecom rooms revealed that Nashton had only recently joined the organization as its Cyber Crime Division head, and revealed that he had only joined the GCPD simply to gain inside information through his newly acquired access to the entire city's infrastructure and files, which would eventually be used as extortion data on all of Gotham.
Cold Cold Heart Incident Edit. The next day, just as Mayor Hamilton Hill was about to appoint Peter Grogan to replace the deceased Gillian Loeb as GCPD Commissioner, various media outlets received envelopes from an anonymous individual containing evidence that implicated Hill and Grogan as having ties with the Maroni Crime Family. It was strongly implied that Enigma had been the one who was responsible, as he had yet to reveal his "biggest, dirtiest secret.". New Year's Day, when Mayor Hill resigned from office in disgrace, although he had not ruled out a possible attempt at re- election during the new year. Regardless of whether he ran for office or not, his resignation meant that Grogan would not become Commissioner. This meant that, ironically enough, Enigma's plans had a profoundly positive effect on Gotham City as they had finally revealed the corruption and conspiracy within Gotham's politics to the world at large, so the public could force their corrupt public officials out of office and appoint more ethical and principled individuals instead. Whether this was Engima's true intention is unknown, though his previous statements of wanting chaos in the streets seem to make it unlikely, as the resolution to the scandal ended on relatively peaceful terms.
Between Arkham Origins and Assault on Arkham Incident Edit. Nashton was presumably apprehended by either Batman or the GCPD. He escaped custody on multiple occasions, but his confrontations with Batman caused a decline in his mental health, transforming him into a quizzical psychopath fixated on outsmarting and ultimately killing Batman. He also changed his name to Edward Nigma to fit his new compulsion for puzzles, as well as possibly honouring his first alias, though at some point he also gained the moniker of the Riddler. Two years before the Arkham Asylum Incident, the Riddler was captured and was forced to work for Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad.
To ensure his cooperation, a nano- bomb was implanted in his neck, with Waller in control of it. The Riddler, however, managed to defuse his bomb by putting enough electricity through his body to fry it and escaped. Assault on Arkham Incident Edit.
A week later, back in Gotham, the Riddler contacted Waller in order to boast his genius over her and to tax her with riddles. The inquisitive quizzler of queries did what does best, annoy people and brag.
Waller only needed to let him talk long enough for her A. R. G. U. S. agents to pinpoint his location. Waller ordered the agents to kill him, but her plans were foiled when Batman broke in, floored her soldiers, and interrogated the Riddler, believing that he knew where the Joker had hidden a stolen dirty bomb. The Riddler knew nothing of Joker's plan, however, and Batman took him back to Arkham Asylum. Waller then sent out a new Suicide Squad, composed of Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Black Spider, Killer Frost and King Shark, to Arkham Asylum.
She told most of them that the Riddler had stolen top secret information about her Suicide Squad operation, only briefing Killer Frost about her real motive: kill the Riddler. When the squad had a confrontation with Batman, Killer Frost escaped in the aftermath and tracked down the Riddler who was calmly reading from a riddle book in his cell. He stated that he was expecting someone to come for him, as he had arrogantly believed himself too clever for Waller to keep alive. As Killer Frost moved to assassinate him, she asked why Waller had not just detonated his nano- bomb.
He explained that it was the same reason that she wanted him dead in the first place: because he knew how to defuse them. Killer Frost quickly opted to spare him, even though she instantly despised his irritating personality. The pair then managed to regroup with the rest of the Suicide Squad, and the Riddler promised to deactivate all their bombs if they got him to the Medical Center. After King Shark mowed down the SCU officers that had blockaded the Facility, the Riddler confiscated a pistol from one of the fallen guards. Upon arriving, the Riddler revealed that he had planned to use the electroshock therapy machine to fry their bombs. Black Spider volunteered to keep a lookout while the rest of the squad were hooked up. The Riddler then sent 1,0.
King Shark, whose thick skin had prevented the electricity from working. His head then exploded when an enraged Waller had detonated the bombs. When Captain Boomerang asked why Black Spider's bomb had not exploded at the same time, the Riddler then realised and started laughing.
Nigma had deduced that Black Spider was actually Batman, having defeated the real Black Spider during their fight earlier, and had switched costumes. The real Black Spider, in Batman's costume, had died when the bombs had detonated.