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Edward Nigma (Character)
from Batman Forever (1995)

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"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Into the Woods (#2.17)" (2016)
[Edward Nygma asks Harvey Bullock what he thinks Jim Gordon will do after escaping prison]
Edward Nygma: So, what do you think he'll do?
Harvey Bullock: Knowing Jim Gordon, I'd say he's not gonna rest until he finds the son of a bitch who framed him for murder.

[Edward Nygma tells Jim Gordon a riddle when Gordon realizes Nygma is the one to set him up]
Edward Nygma: Without fingers I point, without arms I strike, without feet I run. What am I?
James Gordon: You're a clock.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma smiles] Correct.

[Edward Nygma drags Jim Gordon to the trunk of his car as he sings to himself]
Edward Nygma: Over the pavement and down the ally / Oh, my, this wind is cold / It bites my toes and nips my nose / As over the ground we go.

[Edward Nygma talks to his other personality in the mirror about Jim Gordon]
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma] Relax, relax. Maybe Gordon won't even find Penguin.
Edward Nygma: [the confident Nygma] You idiot. He's a detective. He finds people for a living!
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma] Penguin won't tell him. He's my friend.
Edward Nygma: [the confident Nygma] Oh, who am I kidding? Stupid, stupid!
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma thinks] Okay, okay. Okay, calculate, Ed, calculate. Chances of Gordon finding Penguin? Say 80%. Chances of Penguin telling Gordon? Also 80%. So it's a 60% chance of Gordon finding Kristen. That settles it.

[Edward Nygma digs in the snow and dirt to move Kristen Kringle's dead body]
Edward Nygma: Hello, Kristen. I know, didn't expect to see me again, but... circumstances.

[Jim Gordon confronts Edward Nygma out in the snow about what made him a killer]
James Gordon: How did this happen to you? How did you become this?
Edward Nygma: You dummy. This is who I am. It was just finally admitting the truth to myself. Well, that and murdering some people.
James Gordon: I don't believe that.
Edward Nygma: You don't believe it. Why, Jim? Because it would make you incompetent to know that I was right under your nose the whole time? Or you don't want to admit there's a monster in all of us? Because you, of all people, should know that!

[Edward Nygma gives Jim Gordon a last riddle, reaching his hand out to Gordon's chest]
Edward Nygma: A nightmare for some. For others, a savior I come. My hand's cold and bleak. It's the warm hearts they seek.
James Gordon: Death.

Edward Nygma: I knew that you knew that I knew.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow (#2.9)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma wakes up the Penguin]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma leans forward] Hello, sleepyhead.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin begins panting] Where am I?
Edward Nygma: [Nygma quickly stammers] Rapid movement and elevated heart rate are counterproductive with the healing process.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin starts screaming] No! No! Don't kill me!
Edward Nygma: [Nygma stabs a needle into Penguin's neck] Apologies in advance.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma's voice talks distortedly to Penguin] Rest up, my feathered friend. We have a big night ahead of us.

[Edward Nygma reintroduces himself to the Penguin]
Oswald Cobblepot: You drugged me.
Edward Nygma: That was for your own benefit, Mr. Penguin. You have extensive injuries.
Oswald Cobblepot: I know you.
Edward Nygma: Ed. Nygma. We met once before at the GCPD.
Oswald Cobblepot: You're not a cop.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma laughs] Oh, no, no, no. No, I'm in forensics. Do you believe in fate?
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin realizes he's in Nygma's pajamas] Where are my clothes?
Edward Nygma: Oh, I threw them away. They smelled.

[Edward Nygma confesses to Penguin that he's murdered people]
Edward Nygma: Recently, I've been going through a sort of change. 'What kind of change?' You ask.
Oswald Cobblepot: I didn't.
Edward Nygma: I've started murdering people.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma takes a deep breath before chuckles] Wow! That is thrilling to say out loud.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Nygma laughs] How many people?
Edward Nygma: Three in total.
Edward Nygma: [Penguin scoffs] Two of them I really didn't care for. But one was my girlfriend, Miss Kringle. She was the love of my life.

[Edward Nygma asks for Penguin's advice]
Edward Nygma: I have no ill intentions towards you.
Oswald Cobblepot: Then what are your intentions?
Edward Nygma: I need advice, Mr. Penguin. These murders... changed me. And like the butterfly, I've come to realize that I cannot be a caterpillar once again. And you're one of the city's notorious killers. I brought you here, in part, because I was hoping you could guide me on this new path.

[Edward Nygma gives Penguin a riddle as Penguin lays in bed missing his mother]
Edward Nygma: I can bring tears to your eyes and resurrect the dead. I form in an instant and last a lifetime. What am I?
Oswald Cobblepot: A memory.

[Penguin tells Edward Nygma a story about his mother]
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin sniffles] Every night when I was young, my mother would sing that song to me when I was going to bed. And every time, she would tell me, 'Oswald... don't listen to the other children. You're handsome and clever. And some day, you will be a great man'. She said that every time. That's all I have left now. Memories. And they're like daggers in my heart.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma replies with a stern face] Not forever.

[Edward Nygma tells Penguin the type of man he is]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma walks up to Penguin] Mr. Penguin. For some men, love is a source of strength. But for you and I, it will always be our most crippling weakness.
Oswald Cobblepot: Move aside, Ed.
Edward Nygma: We are better off unencumbered.
Oswald Cobblepot: What did you say?
Edward Nygma: You said it yourself. Your mother is dead because of your weakness. But what you need to realize is that your weakness was her.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin grabs a knife and shoves it up to Nygma's neck, screaming] My mother was a saint! The only person who truly cared about me, and now she's gone! And now I have nothing left.
Edward Nygma: A man with nothing that he loves... is a man who cannot be bargained. A man that cannot betrayed. A man who answers to no one... but himself. And that is the man that I see before me. A free man.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name (#3.15)" (2017)
Edward Nygma: I can fill a room or just one heart others may have me but I cannot be shared, what am I?
Professor: What?

Edward Nygma: I can be a member of a group but I can never blend in, what am I?

Edward Nygma: I feel your every move I know your every thought I'm with you from birth and I'll see you when you rot, what am I?

Edward Nygma: Light as a feather, yet no name can hold it long what am I?

Edward Nygma: I want you to know that our friendship meant something to me,I cared about you and I miss you.
Oswald Cobblepot: Gee,almost makes up for being dead.

Edward Nygma: the greatest villains have always been defined by the men who try to stop them.

"Gotham: Mad City: New Day Rising (#3.4)" (2016)
Edward Nygma: If it weren't for you, I would still be falling asleep to the screams of the insane.
Oswald Cobblepot: It becomes almost a white noise after a while, doesn't it?
Edward Nygma: It does.

[Edward Nygma tells Penguin that Arkham Asylum made them both stronger]
Edward Nygma: I do believe, Oswald, Arkham has made us both stronger.
Oswald Cobblepot: I couldn't agree more. Which is why I had our release certificates framed. A reminder of past struggles and new beginnings.
Edward Nygma: If I didn't know better, I'd accuse you of being a sentimentalist.
Oswald Cobblepot: Guilty.

Edward Nygma: I can't be bought, but I can be stolen with a glance. I'm worthless to one, but priceless to two. What am I?
Oswald Cobblepot: I don't care. I do not need a stupid riddle right now.

Oswald Cobblepot: Give me one reason why I shouldn't let Butch kill you where you stand.
Edward Nygma: Well, there are about thirty witnesses...
Oswald Cobblepot: I don't care!
Edward Nygma: [pointing to a television] And there's that.
[Penguin turns around to see the crowd cheering on the television that he has won the election]

Oswald Cobblepot: I can't be bought, but I can be stolen with one glance. I'm worthless to one, but priceless to two. Love.
[hearing the crowd on television cheering for him]
Oswald Cobblepot: They love me.
Edward Nygma: If you would've bought the election, you would've never known. But now you do.
Edward Nygma: [Penguin chuckles] Feels good, doesn't it?
Oswald Cobblepot: How did you know I would win?
Edward Nygma: I believe in you, Oswald. Even when you don't believe in yourself.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: By Fire (#2.6)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma enters the lab and greets Miss Kringle and Dr. Thompkins]
Edward Nygma: Good morning. Miss Kringle, Miss Thompkins.
Kristen Kringle: Hi.
Edward Nygma: What do you call a three-legged cow?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: I am terrible...
Kristen Kringle: Lean beef.
Edward Nygma: Or supper. At my place.
Kristen Kringle: [Edward hands Miss Kringle a coffee] Oh... Ed.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Miss Kringle holds her coffee mug to Miss Thompkins, seeing the cream in the shape of a heart] Aw.

[Edward Nygma and Miss Kringle have dinner together]
Kristen Kringle: I swear, I'm gonna get plump.
Edward Nygma: I like that you have an appetite.
Kristen Kringle: Stop it, you're spoiling me.
Edward Nygma: I won't stop it. I want nothing more but to spoil you.
Kristen Kringle: [Miss Kringle blushes] Oh, Ed. So forceful.

[Edward Nygma tells Miss Kringle the truth about killing, Officer Tom Dougherty]
Edward Nygma: Um... Some time ago, he and I had an altercation. I asked him to treat you with more respect.
Kristen Kringle: Oh, my God.
Edward Nygma: And he said he would treat you any way he liked, and he assaulted me.
Kristen Kringle: Oh, my God!
Edward Nygma: So, anyhow, long story short... I killed him.
Kristen Kringle: [Miss Kringle laughs uncontrollably] Oh, Ed, that's... you had me going for a minute, there.
Edward Nygma: It was outside of your apartment under the elevated train. I stabbed him and he died.
Kristen Kringle: Ed, that's not funny.
Edward Nygma: I'm not being funny.
[Nygma gets up from his bed, and returns with a police badge]
Kristen Kringle: [Miss Kringle reads the badge in Nygma's hand] 'T. Dougherty'.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma smiles with a big grin asking] Do you believe me now?
Kristen Kringle: [Miss Kringle's face fills up with fear] Oh, my God.

[Miss Kringle accuses Edward Nygma of being a murderer for killing, Officer Tom Dougherty]
Kristen Kringle: I don't even know who you are. No, that's wrong. You are a murderer.
Edward Nygma: He was a monster! You said so! He was abusing you.
Kristen Kringle: I can't believe I even fell for you, you sicko.
Edward Nygma: I'm not sick. I love you. I did it for you.
Kristen Kringle: Everything I ever thought about you, I was right. I need to have my head examined.
Edward Nygma: Don't say that.
Kristen Kringle: Wait, what were you doing outside my house?
Edward Nygma: I was worried for you.
Kristen Kringle: You were stalking me. You are a psychopath!
Edward Nygma: That is not true! That's not who I am! Don't say that about me.
Kristen Kringle: You are going to prison where they will do horrible things to you. Things that you deserve.
Edward Nygma: Don't say that to me.

[Miss Kringle fights Edward Nygma as he tries to tell her he's in love with her]
Kristen Kringle: No, let go. Don't touch me!
Edward Nygma: [Miss Kringle slaps Nygma in the face] Oh.
Kristen Kringle: Let go of me, you freak.
Edward Nygma: Please don't call me that.
Edward Nygma: [Miss Kringle slams a glass in Nygma's face] Oh!
Kristen Kringle: [Miss Kringle tries opening Nygma's apartment door, screaming] Help!
Edward Nygma: [Nygma covers Miss Kringle's mouth holding her into the wall] Listen to me. I am not the man that you think I am. I would never do anything to hurt you.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma strangles Miss Kringle's neck with his other hand] I had to kill him because he hit you. Do you understand that? I did it for you.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma tightens Miss Kringle's neck and mouth in his grip] I promise I will never do anything to hurt you ever again. I love you. I've loved you since the first moment that I saw you.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma loosens his hands, lightly crying and smiling, as Miss Kringle's lifeless body slides to the floor] Kristen? Kristen? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no... no, no.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma listens to Miss Kringle's chest, feeling her neck for a pulse] Oh, no, plea... Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Please. Please, no. No. No.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma holds Miss Kringle in his arms, finally crying and screaming out] No!

Batman Forever (1995)
Edward Nygma: [during his introduction of "The Box"] Now, you can be a part of the action. Witness the entertainment in your living room.
[presents "The Box"]
Edward Nygma: The Box, in every home in America, and one day, the world.

[Edward is hiding in the shadows of his cell in Arkham Asylum]
Dr. Chase Meridian: Edward?
Edward Nygma: Who is it?
Dr. Chase Meridian: It's Dr. Meridian; Chase. Do you remember me?
Edward Nygma: How can I forget?
Dr. Chase Meridian: Dr. Burton tells me that you know who Batman is.
Edward Nygma: I can't tell you if you don't say "please".
Dr. Chase Meridian: Edward, please. Who is Batman?
Edward Nygma: [leaps out from the shadows with his outfit in the shape of a bat costume] I'M... Batman!

[hit boss on head with coffee canister]
Edward Nygma: Caffeine'll KILL YA!

Edward Nygma: [as Fred dangles at the edge of the broken window over the water chasim] Fred, Babe, you are fired, or should I say: Terminated!
[lets Fred fall to his death]
Edward Nygma: Surfs up, Big Kahona!
Edward Nygma: Ooooo, nice form, but a little rough on the landing. He may have to settle for the bronze.

Bruce Wayne: [Edward extends his had to shake Bruce's] Mister...?
Edward Nygma: Ohhhhh... Bruce Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: No, that's uh, *my* name. And you are?
Edward Nygma: Oh! Nygma. Edward... Edward Nygma. You hired me personally. We've never actually met, but your name is on the hiring slip. I have it.
Bruce Wayne: I'm gonna need that hand back, Ed.
Bruce Wayne: Oh! Yes, of course! I'm sorry. It's just that... you're my idol.
Fred Stickley: Back to work, Edward.
Edward Nygma: [yanks arm away] And *some* people have been trying to keep us apart
Fred Stickley: *Back to work, Edward*!
Bruce Wayne: It's okay. So, Mr. Nygma, what's on your mind?
Edward Nygma: Precisely! What's on all our minds? Brainwaves.
[giggles, running back toward his cubicle]
Edward Nygma: The future of Wayne Enterprises is brainwaves.
Fred Stickley: You'll have to forgive this, Mr. Wayne; I personally terminated this project this morning!
Bruce Wayne: It's okay.
Edward Nygma: [pops out with a high-tech contraption] I have it! Voila! Huh? My invention beams any TV signal directly into the human brain. By stimulating the neurons, manipulating brainwaves if you will, this device makes the viewer feel like they're actually inside the show! Why be brutalized by an uncaring world?
Bruce Wayne: Did you say manipulating brainwaves?
Edward Nygma: Well... uh... yes.
Bruce Wayne: Hmmm.
Edward Nygma: Not that someone like you would need this. Someone so... sophisticated... and intelligent. I just need additional funds and time for human testing. Let me show you, *please!*
Bruce Wayne: Now look, Ed. I'm going to need a full set of technical schematics on this, all right?
Edward Nygma: I want you to know we're gonna be full partners on this Bruce! Look at us! Two of a kind!
Bruce Wayne: You call my assistant Margaret, she'll set something up.
Edward Nygma: [grabs Wayne by the arm] Uhhhhhh... that's not gonna be good for me. I need an answer now. I think I deserve it.
Bruce Wayne: I'm sorry, Ed, then the answer's no. Stimulating neurons... tampering with people's brainwaves... it just raises too many questions. I'm sorry. Thanks, everybody, factory looks great; keep up the good work.
Fred Stickley: All right, everyone. Back to work...
[in Nygma's ear]
Fred Stickley: We'll *discuss this later*!
Edward Nygma: [watching Wayne leave] You were supposed to understand!... I'll *make* you understand.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Azrael (#2.19)" (2016)
[Jim Gordon sees Edward Nygma behind bars while at Arkham Asylum]
James Gordon: Go to hell, Ed.
Edward Nygma: Oh, you've already put me there. Here.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma laughs] But not for long, my friend. I'll find my way out. 'Cause this place is just one big puzzle, and puzzles are my forte. Nobody beats me.
James Gordon: [Gordon smiles] I did. See you never, Ed.

[Edward Nygma shows Hugo Strange that he can manipulate people such as the patients in Arkham Asylum]
Edward Nygma: I can manipulate people. I did it to Gordon once, and I can do it again, 'cause peoples' brains are just a mystery, and once you figure it out. Look. Helzinger?
Edward Nygma: [Nygma walks up to the patient Helzinger who's folding paper] Can't stand criticism because of an overbearing mother. Wants love and approval. Gets mad when he doesn't get it, so I give it.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma receives the folded piece of paper from Helzinger] Oh, thank you!
Edward Nygma: [Nygma walks up to the patient Sharon when he takes her book away from her] Sharon. Kleptomaniacal due to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma gives her back the book to stop her from grunting] Just give her something to concentrate on.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma feels the inmate Norton breathe down his neck from behind, licking his face] And... and Norton. Serious boundary issues. Prone to torture, violence and cannibalism. Unless he thinks he's your friend!
Norton: [Nygma holds up the folded piece of paper] For me? Oh!

[Edward Nygma tells Hugo Strange that everyone has a story]
Edward Nygma: Everyone has a story, and they just want to be listened to. My God! I should be the shrink!
Hugo Strange: [Nygma laughs] What did you say?
Edward Nygma: I'm sorry. Was that too far?
Hugo Strange: Everybody has a story.

[Edward Nygma expects the Arkham inmate Norton to bring him back the bug zapper]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma whispers to Norton] What is this?
Norton: It's a fly swatter.
Edward Nygma: I can see that it's a fly swatter. I didn't ask for a fly swatter. I asked for the bug zapper in the kitchen.
Norton: What's the difference?
Edward Nygma: The difference is that one has a black light that emits ultraviolet energy and this is leather on a stick.
Norton: They both kill flies.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma slaps Norton in the face] I don't need to kill flies. I need you to go back to the kitchen and get the bug zapper.

[last lines]
Edward Nygma: [Edward Nygma finds the secret elevator in Arkham Asylum that leads him into the basement corridor of screaming patients] Oh, my.

"Gotham: Mad City: Anything for You (#3.5)" (2016)
Edward Nygma: [to Bullock] Harvey. Still a stranger to a haircut and a shave, I see.

Edward Nygma: I am the son of water, but if it touches me I die. what am I?
Oswald Cobblepot: Again with the Riddles.
Edward Nygma: Salt.

Lucius Fox: You are insane.
Edward Nygma: I was insane, I have a certificate.

Lucius Fox: you are Insane.
Edward Nygma: was Insane. I have a certificate.

Edward Nygma: that was a sleeping agent. and to be fair, was not in the best place of my life.
Lucius Fox (Chalk, Chris): to be fair, if you ever threaten my life or the life of Bruce Wayne again, I will find a way to end you.

Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) (VG)
Edward Nigma: Riddle me this: why would a Batman visit an abandoned orphanage?
[Shot of Catwoman, blindfolded and cuffed to a chair]
Selina Kyle: Eddie, sweetie, you've confused me with Robin. The big guy and I aren't all that close.

Selina Kyle: Hey, Eddie...
Edward Nigma: [over phone] Catwoman?
Selina Kyle: Aren't you in prison?
Edward Nigma: Ha! No prison can hold me! Uh, hang on a second.
Edward Nigma: Why yes, Officer Cash, I'm just talking to my lawyer, heh-heh...
Edward Nigma: Get out!
Selina Kyle: Calm down, Eddie. Here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to steal all your money, and destroy everything you've built here, okay?
Edward Nigma: No...! Uh, I don't approve of that defense strategy, good sir.
Edward Nigma: Riddlerbots, attack!

[Riddler regains consciousness in the back of the Batmobile, on the way to GCPD lockup]
Edward Nigma: Where am I? What's happening to me?
Batman: You're a smart man, Edward. I'm sure you'll figure it out.

Edward Nigma: Ah, Cobblepot. You vicious, inelegant, tacky bully. How's that Napoleon Complex of yours, hmm?
Oswald Cobblepot: Tell me, Nigma, if you're such a smart-arse, what you doin' in here?

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster (#2.7)" (2015)
[Confident Nygma talks to Nervous Nygma over the death of Miss Kringle]
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] What are you doing here? I banished you for good.
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] Almost. Love of a good woman and all of that. Though, we both know how that turned out. Yikes.
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] That was an accident. I'm not that man. I'm gonna make this right.
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] See, I knew you'd wake up all boo-hooey. You probably have half a mind to turn yourself in. Luckily, I have the other half. You like magic tricks?
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] What?
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] Of course you like magic tricks. After all, I do. Well, guess what? I can make a body disappear.
[confident Nygma gasps, as the nervous Nygma see's that Miss Kringle's body is gone]

[the nervous Nygma opens an envelope with a question mark, that laid where Miss Kringle's body was]
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma reads] 'I hid her body while you were catching some Z's. You'll need a helping hand so look for her initials down at the GCPD' You went to my work last night?
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] Well, technically, you did. I was just in the driver's seat, so to speak.
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] How? You're a figment of my imagination. A projection of impulse. Nothing more.
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] That is uncalled for.
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] Uncalled for? You hijacked my body while I was asleep, and you stole my dead girlfriend.
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma laughs] Okay. Yeah, that's true. But I'm doing this for your own good. If I was you - Which, again, I sort of him - I'd get cracking. You do want to find the body first, right?

[Edward Nygma tries to solve the riddle of where Miss Kringle's body is as the confident dark Nygma taunts him]
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] Why are you doing this?
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] Because... it's fun! And it's good for you.
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] How is it good for me to be tortured? To be driven insane!
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] I'm trying to show you who you are. How have you not realized that.

[last lines]
[Edward Nygma talks to his other personality in the morgue while looking down at Miss Kringle's dead body]
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] I want to know why you did this?
Edward Nygma: [confident dark Nygma] When Dr. Thompkins walked in the room, how did it feel?
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] I was terrified. She could've discovered the body.
Edward Nygma: [confident dark Nygma] But she didn't. You got away with it.
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] That's not the point.
Edward Nygma: [confident dark Nygma screams, his voice beginning to echo in Nygma's head] That's absolutely the point! You can still feel the rush, can't you? Coming so close to getting caught. Knowing what you would have been forced to do if she had discovered the body.
Edward Nygma: [confident dark Nygma's voice echoes deeper in Nygma's head] Discovered what you had done. Standing... standing at the edge of uncertainty and peering into the void. Now tell me, how did it feel?
Edward Nygma: [confident dark Nygma begins to merge into the nervous Nygma, as Nygma closes and reopens his eyes] Beautiful.
[Edward smiles while turning on an electric bone saw, lowering it to Miss Kringle's corpse]

"Gotham: Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell (#3.1)" (2016)
[Penguin visits Edward Nygma at Arkham Asylum with a present]
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin smiles] It's a puzzle. The trick is opening it.
Oswald Cobblepot: [as Nygma starts working on the puzzle box] The man at the store said it's one of the most difficult ever made. People pass it down unsolved for generations. A mathematician once went mad trying...
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguins scoffs when Nygma opens the box] Yes.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin laughs] Well, there you go.
Edward Nygma: It was a lovely thought.

[Penguin tells Edward Nygma while at Arkham Asylum why he's being so nice to him]
Edward Nygma: Why are you being so kind?
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin pauses] Talking to you these past months, I don't know how I would've gotten by otherwise. With Fish out there planning who knows what... Me being surrounded by morons and lunatics.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma looks over his shoulder] I know the feeling.

[Edward Nygma reminds Penguin that penguins eat fish]
Oswald Cobblepot: Why didn't she kill me when she had the chance? I was powerless. She must have a larger goal. I-I need to know what she is doing.
Edward Nygma: Do you?
Edward Nygma: [Nygma pauses] When Alexander encountered the Gordian knot, a knot so complex no one had ever been able to untangle it... he just removed his sword and cut it in two. Details can be distracting. Sometimes... a simple solution is best. See, no matter what she is planning, just remember... penguins... eat... fish.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night (#2.8)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma prepares to bury Miss Kringle out in the woods]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma pours two glasses of wine, with her already in the hole] Well, I'm afraid this is as proper a burial as circumstances allow. But I thought we could have one last meal together.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma takes off his hat] I was a broken man, Miss Kringle. Two halves at war with each other. But thanks to you, I am whole. I will not forget you. I take you by night, by day take you back. None suffer to have me, but do from my lack. What am I?
Hunter: [Nygma is randomly spooked by a hunter in the woods standing behind him] That some sort of riddle?

[Edward Nygma talks to the hunter who catches him burying Miss Kringle]
Edward Nygma: You know, you really shouldn't sneak up on people; that's not polite.
Hunter: Not usually any people out here.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma reaches down to the ground] Can I interest you in a tea sandwich?
Hunter: A what?
Hunter: [the hunter looks down at the case buried in the hole] What the heck is in there?
Hunter: [Nygma hits the hunter over the head with his shovel, as the hunter falls in the hole] Aah!
Edward Nygma: Great. Not I've got to improvise. Don't go anywhere.

[last lines]
[Edward Nygma follows the blood trail to a lonely trailer out in the woods, as he's pushed to the ground while spying into the door]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma retrieves his glasses on the ground and sees an awkward, stumbling Penguin] Oh, my. Mr. Penguin?
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin raises a bat before falling to his knees, bleeding out from the gun wound on his shoulder] Help me, please.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness (#2.14)" (2016)
[Jim Gordon pays a visit to Edward Nygma in the morgue]
James Gordon: Hey, Ed, you busy?
Edward Nygma: I'm studying the decomp rate of various color inks to see if we can use tattoos to help determine time of death.
James Gordon: Hmm. Is that a yes or a no?
Edward Nygma: [Ed frowns to himself] Please come in.

[Jim Gordon asks Edward Nygma if he'd heard from Kristen Kringle recently]
James Gordon: I was wondering if you'd heard from Kristen Kringle lately.
Edward Nygma: [Ed gives Jim a riddle] I'm strong as a rock, but a word can destroy me. What am I?
Edward Nygma: [Jim rolls his head to the side] Silence. I've heard nothing.

[Edward Nygma talks to himself as Jim Gordon leaves the room]
Edward Nygma: So that's the game, is it, Jimbo? Gonna try to outsmart me? Play me for a fool?
Edward Nygma: [Ed leans down speaking to a corpse] I don't think so.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze (#2.12)" (2016)
[Edward Nygma, Jim Gordon, and Harvey Bullock investigate the liquid nitrogen that could've killed Officer Holt]
Edward Nygma: Interesting. It took nearly five seconds to freeze this rose in liquid nitrogen.
James Gordon: So?
Edward Nygma: Well, so, it would take a human body significantly longer, depending on mass and body fat, of course.
Harvey Bullock: Well, why would a cop stand around for hours, waiting to get frozen?
Edward Nygma: She wouldn't. Which means your suspect wasn't using liquid nitrogen. He was using super-cooled liquid helium. It's one of the most effective substances in the world for rapid temperature reduction.

[Harvey Bullock makes fun of Edward Nygma by calling him a dummy]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma in a low tone] I don't like being called names, detective.
James Gordon: Easy, Ed. I'm sure Harvey was just being colorful.
Harvey Bullock: [Bullock chuckles] Yeah. Yeah. I was just being colorful, Ed. I'm sorry.

[Edward Nygma asks Penguin in his prison cell if he can help in any way]
Edward Nygma: Is there anything I can do to help?
Oswald Cobblepot: I'm beyond help. Forget me, my friend. But if you would take care of my mother's grave, I would be very grateful. If you'd visit occasionally, tell her I'm thinking of her.
Edward Nygma: I will.
Oswald Cobblepot: She likes lilies.
Edward Nygma: Occasional visits, lilies, check.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn (#2.15)" (2016)
[Edward Nygma congratulates Jim Gordon on stopping the bomb at the train station]
Edward Nygma: Jim. Heard you were able to save the day.
James Gordon: I got lucky.
Edward Nygma: I don't believe in luck. You saw a problem and you solved it. Bravo.

[Oswald Cobblepot pays a visit to Edward Nygma after his release from Arkham Asylum]
Oswald Cobblepot: I'm here to tell you, Ed, as a friend, violence and anger are not the answer. I am a changed man. Better. And you can change, too.
Edward Nygma: [Ed smiles] Cool. Tempting offer. The thing is... the me I am right now is kind of hitting my stride.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Oswald smiles] Oh.
Edward Nygma: And I'm really grateful for all that you've taught me, and all that bad stuff you told me about Jim Gordon is really paying off.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Ed laughs] Is it?
Edward Nygma: It is. It's helped me create the perfect puzzle to get rid of my Jim Gordon dilemma. Normally, I would love to share, but to be honest, the new you is kind of freaking me out.

[Edward Nygma pays a visit to Officer Pinkney at his apartment]
Edward Nygma: Hey, Pinkney? What do you call a tavern of blackbirds?
Edward Nygma: [Ed swings a crow bar at Pinkney's head] A crow bar! You get it? A crow bar? I know it's kind of lame. I just came up with it on the spot.
Edward Nygma: [Pinkney grabs Ed's ankle as Ed swings the crow bar down at Pinkney's head] Oh!

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do... (#2.1)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma talks to his other personality in the mirror]
Edward Nygma: [the confident Nygma] Holy moly, look at you! Everyone's gonna think you're going nuts.
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma] I get nervous when you talk to me with other people around like that.
[the confident Nygma makes a face by raising his eyes and eye brows]
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma] Stop doing that!
Edward Nygma: [the confident Nygma] What?
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma] That! Copying me.
Edward Nygma: [the confident Nygma] Dude... it's a mirror, that's how they work.

[Edward Nygma talks to his other personality in the mirror]
Edward Nygma: [the confident Nygma] You know what I think we need? I think that we need... a little more fun. Some romance.
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma] Stop. I know where this is going. I told you, leave... Miss Kringle alone.
Edward Nygma: [the confident Nygma] Imagine her in our arms. Those big eyes looking up at us, and soft, trembling flesh.
Edward Nygma: [the nervous Nygma] Be quiet!
[confident Nygma in the mirror chuckles at nervous the Nygma walking off]

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock (#2.2)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma tries to talk to Miss Kringle in the file room]
Edward Nygma: Oh. Hello, Miss Kringle?
Kristen Kringle: Hello, Mr. Nygma.
Edward Nygma: How's your day going?
Kristen Kringle: [Kringle smiles] Fine.
Edward Nygma: Um, question for you.
Kristen Kringle: [Nygma doesn't ask until Miss Kringle responds back] Y-Yes?
Edward Nygma: [chuckling] Um... Did you know that houseflies hum in the key of F?
Kristen Kringle: [Kringle sighs] No. No I - I did not know that.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma awkwardly replies back] Okay, then.

[Edward Nygma starts to talk to himself about asking Miss Kringle out on a date]
Edward Nygma: Damn it. We agreed you were going to ask her out. No, we didn't agree to ask her. We agreed to think about asking her. But there's no point. She doesn't like you.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma begins to hear his more confident personality start to talk to him from the corner room shadow] Maybe she'll like me. You ever consider that? Maybe she'll like me. I got confidence. Ladies love that.
Edward Nygma: No, she won't like you. She won't. Go away.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma screams before throwing a stack of papers into an empty corner] Please, just go away!
Edward Nygma: [a detective stands at the doorway looking at Nygma] Hey.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Transference (#2.22)" (2016)
[Edward Nygma asks Hugo Strange who does run Wayne Enterprises]
Hugo Strange: Well done, Ed. I'm impressed. You are a shaman of sorts. A witch doctor.
Edward Nygma: So, just between us... who does run Wayne Enterprises?
Hugo Strange: I could tell you, but then... I would have to lobotomize you.

[Hugo Strange tells Edward Nygma that he'd be very useful on his staff for if he wasn't insane]
Hugo Strange: You would be a wonderful addition to my staff, Ed, a wonderful addition, if you were only sane.
Edward Nygma: No, seriously...
Hugo Strange: Yes, seriously. You have been very useful, and we arrogant physicians have much to learn from a madman like you.
Hugo Strange: [when Nygma's cell door opens] But not that much.

"Gotham: What the Little Bird Told Him (#1.12)" (2015)
James Gordon: Ah, it's good to be back.
Harvey Bullock: Only a man from a lunatic asylum would say that. You're like a human roller coaster, except you only go down.
Edward Nygma: Wouldn't that make him more of an elevator?

Edward Nygma: I love the name. It's catchy, has drama. The Electro-cutioner. Speaking of which, given the general mode of attack, may I suggest you both wear your department-issue galoshes while you're out in the field.
Harvey Bullock: Galoshes?
Edward Nygma: In the event of electrical misadventure, your footwear should be insulated.
Harvey Bullock: No, Mom! I'm not gonna wear my rubbers on the case.

"Gotham: Mad City: Look Into My Eyes (#3.3)" (2016)
[Charles Quimby releases Edward Nygma from Arkham Asylum]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma looks at his City of Gotham certificate] I'm sane.
Charles Quimby: Absolutely. 100%. I examined you myself.
Edward Nygma: And the murder of Miss Kringle?
Charles Quimby: Committed while you were insane.
Edward Nygma: Officer Dougherty.
Charles Quimby: Insane.
Edward Nygma: Officer Pinkney.
Charles Quimby: Insane.
Edward Nygma: And now I'm...
Charles Quimby: Sane.
[Quimby smiles]

[Edward Nygma tries questioning Charles Quimby outside the Arkham Asylum gates]
Edward Nygma: Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but how did you...
Edward Nygma: [when a car pulls up] Never mind.
Oswald Cobblepot: [when the window lowers, Penguin smiles] Hello, old friend.
[as Nygma smiles]

"Gotham: The Scarecrow (#1.15)" (2015)
Oswald Cobblepot: Can I help you?
Edward Nygma: I don't think so. Can you?
Oswald Cobblepot: What do you want?
Edward Nygma: What I want, the poor have, the rich need, and if you eat it you'll die.
Oswald Cobblepot: Is this... Are you asking me a riddle?
Edward Nygma: Do you like riddles?
Oswald Cobblepot: No.
Edward Nygma: So do you give up?
Oswald Cobblepot: Friend, lookit...
Edward Nygma: Nothing. The answer's nothing. The poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it you'll die.

Oswald Cobblepot: Who are you?
Edward Nygma: Edward. Nygma. I know who you are.
Oswald Cobblepot: Then you know that you're standing too close.
Edward Nygma: Did you know that male emperor penguins keep their eggs warm by balancing them on their feet? Isn't that neat?
Oswald Cobblepot: Nice to meet you, sir. Keep moving.
Edward Nygma: Will do.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine (#3.20)" (2017)
Edward Nygma: Oh, Butch I knew your hand was made of lead, forgot that your brain was as well.
Butch Gilzean: [Sarcastically] Cute.
Edward Nygma: Thank you.

Tabitha Galavan: How stupid do you think we are?
Edward Nygma: You really want me to answer that question mark.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed (#2.20)" (2016)
[Selina Kyle bumps into Edward Nygma in the ventilation shaft of Arkham Asylum]
Selina Kyle: What the... Forensic guy?
Edward Nygma: Street trash girl?

[Edward Nygma tells Selina Kyle to stay out of Hugo Strange's Arkham Asylum basement]
Edward Nygma: The basement here, it's horrible. Just trust me, stay away. He's a very dangerous man.
Selina Kyle: Basement?
Edward Nygma: Alive people, dead people, dead-alive people - it's horrible.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Strike Force (#2.4)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma talks to a skeleton in preparation on how to talk to Miss Kringle]
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] Miss Kringle, ever since I first laid eyes on you I felt this deep connection. Perhaps you've felt it too? Ugh. How cheesey. Miss Kringle, you've perhaps felt my affections from afar. Afar? Really? Oh, god. Miss Kringle...
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] Be quiet. I don't need your opinion.
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma] What you need is to stop mumbling and fumbling and tell her what's up.
Edward Nygma: [nervous Nygma] Well, she's been bullied and taken for granted for too long. And I want her to...
Edward Nygma: [confident Nygma screams] You saved her life! For God's sake! She owes you. Take what you deserve.

[Edward Nygma tells Miss Kringle about the confident Nygma he talks to]
Edward Nygma: I talk... to myself. It's crazy, I know. I just, I have this, um... I have this voice inside my head, a sort of stronger version of me, that keeps this me in line, because I'm such a klutz.
Kristen Kringle: I can understand that. I think that we all have a voice like that.
Edward Nygma: You think?
Kristen Kringle: What was your inner voice saying?
Edward Nygma: He was mad at me for spoiling the mood.
Kristen Kringle: Um-hmm. It was... it was a really nice mood. But my inner voice is telling me that I think maybe we can get back there.
[Miss Kringle attempts to kiss Edward when both of their glasses touch, the two chuckle removing their glasses, and kiss again more strongly]

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime (#2.11)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma whispers a riddle into Leslie Thompkins' ear on the location of where Jim Gordon is]
Edward Nygma: Is your lover-man alive? Go to Grundy. 805.

[the men discuss on needing Jim Gordon at their side to take down Theo Galavan]
Harvey Bullock: Yeah, where is Jim Gordon? It's a long story, but nobody knows.
Harvey Bullock: [Nygma chuckles from behind the men] Something funny, Ed?
Alfred Pennyworth: Do you know where Gordon is?
Harvey Bullock: Do you?
Alfred Pennyworth: Start speaking, Windows.
Edward Nygma: Um, uh... a diamond plate, a glowing grate, a place you never leave. Where am I?
Alfred Pennyworth: What?
Lucius Fox: Home. Who's home? Your home? Gordon's at your home?
Edward Nygma: N... No. Yes.
Edward Nygma: [the men remain quiet] Who are you?

"Gotham: The Anvil or the Hammer (#1.21)" (2015)
Kristen Kringle: Why do I keep picking creeps?
Edward Nygma: Sometimes with men, you need to read between the lines.
Kristen Kringle: Sometimes with men, you need a drink.

"Gotham: Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit (#3.6)" (2016)
Isabella: You struggle to regain me when I'm lost... you struggle to obtain me. What am I?
Edward Nygma: Time.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham (#2.10)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma receives a phone call from Penguin while he's working in the lab]
Edward Nygma: Again? Did you try jiggling the handle? Well, what did you put down it?
[sees Dr. Thompkins coming and quickly hangs up the phone]
Edward Nygma: Dr. Thompkins, can I help you?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Hi, Ed. This is the autopsy on the dead monk. Jim wants you to run toxicology.
Edward Nygma: Fascinating. The need to inflict that kind of pain on oneself. Is there anything else?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: No... Yes. Was that Kristen you were just talking to?
Edward Nygma: What?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Oh, sorry. It sounded like you were talking to somebody in your apartment, and who besides...?
Edward Nygma: That was my plumber.

"Gotham: Mad City: Time Bomb (#3.10)" (2016)
Edward Nygma: It was such a pleasant surprise when I discovered that the two of you were together. You know, after the initial gag reflex.

"Gotham: Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (#1.13)" (2015)
Kristen Kringle: Am I interrupting?
Edward Nygma: Yes. I'm surgically removing the onions from my takeout, so if you don't mind...

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Scarification (#2.5)" (2015)
[Edward Nygma makes a toast at Jim Gordon and Leslie Thompkins dinner table]
Edward Nygma: Since Detective Gordon is here, I'd like to propose a toast. The less you have, the more they're worth. To friends.
James Gordon: Hear, hear.

"Gotham: Pilot (#1.1)" (2014)
Edward Nygma: What's nowhere but everywhere, except where something is?
Detective James Gordon: Nothing.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul (#3.22)" (2017)
Edward Nygma: You will always fail Oswald, because you will always let your base emotions drive you. Hate, anger, fear, love.
Oswald Cobblepot: Shut up!
Edward Nygma: You want to know why I could never love someone like you, Oswald?
Oswald Cobblepot: I'm warning you!
Edward Nygma: Because you are a spoiled child who throws a tantrum anytime he doesn't get what he wants! Especially when what he wants doesn't want him back.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling (#3.21)" (2017)
Edward Nygma: [Watching the virus wreak havoc on the city] As the Flames of Hedonism licked the very Foundation of its Society, Nero played and sang "The Destruction Troy" I will say this about the Court of Owls: they have style!

"Gotham: Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (#3.11)" (2016)
Barbara Kean: [fake cough] Penguin!
Edward Nygma: Did you just fake cough Penguin?

"Gotham: The Fearsome Dr. Crane (#1.14)" (2015)
Edward Nygma: I've been suspended and won't be seeing you anymore. So I wanted to return this pencil. I took it from your office some time ago. I kept meaning to return it.
[hands her a stub of a pencil]
Edward Nygma: Used to be longer.
Kristen Kringle: You're an odd man, Mr. Nygma.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged (#3.19)" (2017)
Edward Nygma: [to Oswald] you are difficult to kill, more cockroach than penguin.

"Gotham: Mad City: The Executioner (#3.9)" (2016)
Edward Nygma: [On lsabella's death] Do you think she suffered?
Oswald Cobblepot: No.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles (#2.21)" (2016)
[Edward Nygma talks to the trapped Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox when Fox recognizes his voice]
Edward Nygma: [over the PA system] We need to know what you know, and you're going to tell me, or poison gas will spew from the nozzles above your head and you both will die very, very... painfully
Lucius Fox: I know this voice. He worked for the GCPD. He had a funny kind of name.
Edward Nygma: There's nothing funny about my name.
Lucius Fox: He was the one who framed Jim Gordon.
Edward Nygma: You were always a smart cookie, Foxy.

"Gotham: The Mask (#1.8)" (2014)
Edward Nygma: [into microphone during autopsy] What do a dead man, a cruise ship, and an emu have in common?
[lowers mic to the dead man]
Edward Nygma: Correct. Nothing.