I ate an orange and shat out a seed! Thanks, Ivy.— Riddler

Riddler is a minor antagonist in Season 1 of Harley Quinn, and a major antagonist in Season 2. He's a former member of the Legion of Doom and the Injustice League.

Appearance

Riddler is a bald, white male with a question mark tattoo on his forehead. He wears a green overcoat with question marks, black undershirt and purple suit gloves. He usually carries a green staff shaped like a question mark.

Following the events of the episode "Trapped" and all the way to "Dye Hard" the constant running in the Hamster Wheel has caused him to build up a pronounced muscular physique. To emphasize his new build, Riddler now wears a green leotard with a question mark on his chest.

During Doctor Harleen Quinzel's time working at Arkham Asylum, Riddler had long black hair with bangs parted two-thirds on the left side and one on the right side of his forehead. At that time he began balding.

Biography

Season 2

"New Gotham"

While terrorizing New Gotham, the Riddler suddenly found his own goons rebelling against him, forcing him to make common cause with the remnants of the Legion of Doom, forming the Injustice League to help them all regain their goons and carve up Gotham for themselves. He agreed with Bane that the need for goons was pressing, saying that "if everyone's a villain, then no one is".

"Riddle me this. Who's the biggest fool of all? You! For wasting your only chance to rule Gotham."

At the first Injustice League meeting with Harley, the Riddler mocked her as the reason why they banded together. He mocked Bane's complaints about being in a folding chair, saying that it was a joke at his expense. He also mocked Harley herself, saying that she would receive the "bad part" of new New Gotham once divided into territories. Harley rejected the idea, and so Mr. Freeze froze her into a block of ice. The Riddler and the rest of the Injustice League argue to kill Harley at this point, but Mr. Freeze convinces them to keep Harley as a trophy instead, sparing her life, so the Riddler simply mocks Harley within her ice block instead.

Powers & Abilities

 Powers

  • Indomitable Will: Riddler is immune to Doctor Psycho's telepathic attacks.

Abilities

  • Genius-level Intellect
  • Master Tactician
  • Engineering
  • Computer Operation
  • Peak Human Condition
  • Hand to Hand Combat (Basic)

Trivia 

  • This version of the Riddler is dark haired, as opposed to the modern rendition of the character as a redhead. During the Silver Age of Comics, Riddler was initially dark haired, but during the Bronze Age of Comics his hair was changed to red.
    • This is also the third incarnation of the Riddler to wear his hair long. The first time was in the movie Batman Forever, wherein Jim Carrey's character initially had shoulder length hair before cutting down to a buzz-cut while adopting the Riddler persona. The second version was in the animated series The Batman, wherein the Riddler had hair reaching his mid-back.

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