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Riddler (Character)
from "Batman: The Animated Series" (1992)

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Batman Forever (1995)
The Riddler: Joygasm!

[Two-Face cries on seeing a newspaper report of Batman's latest escape]
The Riddler: That's what I said. Then I taught my doggie a new trick: how to map the human mind. Would you like to see what our old friend Bruce Wayne has in his head?
[he plugs in the disk with Bruce Wayne's memory; on the screen they see the image of the giant bat. Two-Face starts laughing]
The Riddler: Riddle me this, what sort of a man has bats on the brain? Go ahead, you can say it.
Two-Face: You're a genius!
The Riddler: Oh, stop!

The Riddler: Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?

The Riddler: For if knowledge is power, then a god am... I!
[pauses]
The Riddler: Was that over the top? I can never tell.

The Riddler: You're ruining my big party! Are you insane?
Two-Face: Just waiting for you to deliver the Batman, dear boy.
The Riddler: Patience, O Bifurcated One!
Two-Face: Patience is hell! We want him dead!
The Riddler: Well, you could have let me in on the caper. We could have organized this, planned it... pre-sold the movie rights.
Two-Face: Ha!
[Batman enters through the skylight, and begins to fight Two-Face's thugs]
The Riddler: Your entrance was good. His was better.
[Batman continues to fight thugs]
The Riddler: The difference: showmanship!

The Riddler: Why? Why can't I kill you? Too many questions. Too many questions.
Batman: Poor Edward. I had to save them both. You see, I'm both Bruce Wayne and Batman, not because I have to be, now, because I choose to be.

The Riddler: Can Bruce Wayne and Batman ever truly coexist? We'll find out today! But first, let's meet our contestants! Behind curtain number one...
[the Riddler reveals Chase Meridian tied up and hung in a container high up in the room]
The Riddler: The absolute fabulous Dr. Chase Meridian. She enjoys hiking, getting her nails done, and foolisihly hopes to be the love of Bruce's life! And behind curtain number two...
[the Riddler reveals an identical container nearby Chase's. This one has Robin tied up]
The Riddler: Batman's one and only partner. This acrobat-turned orphan likes Saturday morning cartoons and one day dreams being...
The Riddler: [whispers] ... bare naked with a girl!
The Riddler: And below these contestants... my personal favorite. A watery grave!
[the Riddler reveals two holes in the floor leading into a dark pit. Both are underneath the two containers]
The Riddler: [points to his scepter] Just one little touch, and you're two friends are *gull feed* on the rocks below. Not enough time to save them both. Which will it be, Batman? Bruce's love or the Dark Knight's junior partner?
[the Riddler imitates a game show timer while Batman ponders in thought]
Batman: There is no way for me to save them or myself. This is all one giant death trap.
The Riddler: Judges?
The Riddler: [makes a buzzer noise] I'm sorry. Your answer must be in the form of a question. But thank you for playing.
[the Riddler begins to push the button on his scepter]
Batman: Wait! I have a riddle for you!
The Riddler: For me? Really? Tell me.
Batman: I see without seeing. To me, darkness is as clear as daylight. What am I?
The Riddler: Please! You're as blind as a bat!
Batman: Exactly.
[throws a batarang at his throne]

Batman: I see without seeing. To me, darkness is as clear as daylight. What am I?
The Riddler: Please! You're as blind as a bat!
Batman: Exactly.
[throws a batarang at his throne]

The Riddler: Hey Two-Face, show me how to punch a guy!
Two-Face: Oh, it's dead simple, my boy.
Two-Face: [demonstrates] Ball up the fist, reach way back, and assert yourself.
[knocks guard out with one punch]
The Riddler: Ohhhh, that looks like fun! Let me try! Let me try! Ball up the fist, reach way back, and assert your...
[hits guard with no effect and holds his hand in agony]
The Riddler: OW!

The Riddler: Tell the fat lady she's on in five.

The Riddler: Now the real game begins!

The Riddler: [to Two Face after Batman shows up] Your entrance was good... his was better. The difference: showmanship.

The Riddler: This is your brain on the box. This is my brain on the box. Does anybody else feel like a fried egg?

The Riddler: [turns on the other Boxes for Sugar and Spice, then shows him his Box wand] This is how I found you. Let me demonstrate.
[puts the wand on Two-Face's head]
The Riddler: This is your brain on the Box.
[takes the wand off of Two-Face's head]
The Riddler: This is my brain on the Box.
[puts the wand on his own head]
The Riddler: Does anybody else feel like a fried egg?
Two-Face: We'll have a bit more, thank you.
The Riddler: Oh, there's more. But only the first one's free. Here's the bargain: you will help me steal production capital, so I can put a Box on every TV in town. So I can become Gotham's cleverest carbon-based life-form! And in return... is everybody paying attention? I will help you solve the greatest riddle of all... the mother of all riddles: "Who is Batman?"

The Riddler: [while raiding a jewelry store and looking at a diamond through a hand-held microscope] Here's a good one.
Two-Face: No, no, no.
[shows the Riddler a bigger diamond]
Two-Face: Now, there is a good one.

The Riddler: Soon my little "Box" will be on countless TVs around the world. Feeding me, credit card numbers, bank codes, sexual fantasies, and little white lies. Into my head they'll go. Victory is inevitable.

The Riddler: [after being defeated] Why? Why can't I kill you? Too many questions. Too many questions.
Batman: Poor Edward. I had to save them both. You see, I'm both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Not because I have to be. Now... because I choose to be.
[holds out his hand. The Riddler backs away as he sees a bat]
The Riddler: AAAAHHH! AHHHHGH! AAAAGH!

[Stops Two Face killing Batman]
The Riddler: Don't kill him! If you kill him, he won't learn nothin'!

[after shooting down the Batplane]
The Riddler: I hope they can find the little black box.

The Riddler: Like the jacket? It keeps me safe when I'm... jogging at night!

[Chase has told the Riddler that Batman will come for her]
The Riddler: [imitating Cesar Romero's Joker] Batman? Batman, you say? Coming for you?
[laughs]
The Riddler: I'm... COUNTING ON IT!

The Riddler: [of Two-Face's Lair] I simply love what you've done with the place. Heavy Metal meets House and Garden.

Two Face: [trying to sink Robin's boat] B12!
The Riddler: Hit! And my favorite vitamin might I add.

The Riddler: [to Two-Face, who has just blown a hole in the ceiling of his lair] Has anybody ever told you you have a SERIOUS IMPULSE-CONTROL PROBLEM?

[Two-Face destroys Robin's boat]
The Riddler: YOU SUNK MY BATTLE SHIP!

[Two-Face and the Riddler enter Wayne Manor]
The Riddler: Seize-and-capture...
Two-Face: [sighs, to his thugs] No killing.
[Riddler leans in]
The Riddler: That goes double for you.

The Riddler: This is your captain speaking. Please remain in your seats, we will be experiencing... turbulence!
[he presses a button, the tower fires an energy blast that shoots down the Batplane]

[as "The Box" is used on Strickley]
The Riddler: [imitating game show host] Edward Nygma, come on down! You're the next contestant on "Brain Drain"!
[imitating shy game show contestant]
The Riddler: Um, gee, ooh, uh, I'll take what's inside Thick Skull #1!
[imitating game show host]
The Riddler: What have we got for him, Johnny?
[laughs]
The Riddler: Stickley! I'm having a breakthrough! And a breakdown? Maybe! Nevertheless, I'm smarter. I'm a genius. No, several geniuses! A gaggle! A swarm! A flock of freakin' Freuds! Riddle me this, Fred! What is everything to someone and nothing to everyone else? Your mind, baby! And now mine pumps with the power of yours!
[singing]
The Riddler: I'm sucking up your I.Q., vacuuming your cortex, feeding off your brain!

Two Face: Who the hell are you?
The Riddler: Just a friend, but you can call me, the Riddler!

Two-Face: What?
The Riddler: I hope you made extra.
Two-Face: Who the hell are you?
The Riddler: Just a friend. But you can call me... the Riddler.
Two-Face: [grabs Riddler by the collar] We'll call you dead, more likely! How did you find us here?
The Riddler: But then if I talked, what would keep you from killing me anyway, O Bifurcated One?
[looks at Two-Face's disfigurement]
The Riddler: By the way, that's never gonna heal if you don't stop picking.
Two-Face: Oh?
[puts pistol to Riddler's head]
Two-Face: Let's see if you bleed green!
The Riddler: Harvey! I don't think it's me you really want to kill. That'd be too easy for someone as sophisticated as you... and you. But Batman...
[gasps]
The Riddler: Now, there's a challenge! Kill the Bat! Sounds like a good idea!
[Two-Face feigns modesty]
The Riddler: Just think of it, a few bullets hit home, a quick splash of blood, and then what? Wet hands... post-homicidal depression.
[whimpers]
The Riddler: I can help you get Batman.
[looks at Two-Face's pistol]
The Riddler: That is if you'll spare my life for just a few moments.
Two-Face: [cocks his head in amusment and puts his gun away] Heh...
The Riddler: Thank you.

The Riddler: [while looking for the Batcave] OK. Now, if I was a superhero, where would I hide?

The Riddler: [Upon discovering the Batcave] Spank me!

The Riddler: If you look at the numbers on my face you won't find 13 anyplace.

The Riddler: By the way, I've seen your mind. Freak! Yours is the greatest riddle of all! Can Bruce Wayne and Batman ever truly coexist? We'll find out today! But first, let's meet our contestants. Behind curtain... number one!
[Sugar pulls the rope, the curtain drops and reveals Chase Meridian tied up and hung in a container high up in the room]
The Riddler: The absolutely fabulous Dr. Chase Meridian! She enjoys hiking, manicures and foolishly hopes to be the love of Bruce's life... HA!
Two-Face: [clapping his hands] Heh!
The Riddler: And behind curtain number two!
[Spice pulls the rope, another curtain drops and reveals two holes in the floor leading into a dark pit. Both are underneath the two containers]
The Riddler: Fatman's one and only partner! This acrobat turned orphan like Saturday morning cartoons and dreams one day being...
[whispers]
The Riddler: ... bare naked with a girl!
[Two-Face gasps and The Riddler turns to him, laughs]
The Riddler: and below these contestants... my personal favorite: A watery grave!
[He reveals two holes in the floor leading into a dark pit. Both are underneath the two containers and he points to his scepter]
The Riddler: Just one little touch... and five seconds later, these two date players are GULL FEED on the rocks below... Not enough time to save them both... Which one will it be, Batman? Bruce's love... or the Dark Knight's junior partner?
[He imitates a game show timer while Batman ponders in thought]
Batman: There is no way for me to save them or myself... This is all one giant death trap.
The Riddler: Judges?
[makes a buzzer noise]
The Riddler: I'm sorry. Your answer must be in the form of a question. But, thank you for playing.
[He begins to push the button on his scepter]
Batman: Wait! I have a riddle for you.
The Riddler: For me?... Really?
[laughing]
The Riddler: Tell me.
Batman: I see without seeing. To me, darkness is as clear as daylight. What am I?
The Riddler: Please... You're as blind as a bat!
Batman: Exactly.
[throws a batarang at his throne]


Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (VG)
Dr. Penelope Young: Patient Interview #39, July 29th. Patient's name is Edward Nigma. Mr. Nigma, tell us about your childhood.
Riddler: Miserable. Next?
Dr. Penelope Young: But I'm sure that's when your fascination in riddles began.
Riddler: Very well. My father hated me. He always called me a moron.
Dr. Penelope Young: I see.
Riddler: I was determined to prove him wrong. So I entered a contest at school. A $20 prize to the kid who can solve an almost impossible logic problem. And I won, of course.
Dr. Penelope Young: And did that please your father?
Riddler: Hardly. He was convinced that I had cheated. He kept yelling, "You must have cheated! Admit it, you moron, you cheated!" I swore to him that I didn't, and he hit me for lying.
Dr. Penelope Young: Well, I'm sorry to hear that.
Riddler: Don't be. He was right.

Riddler: What? You're nearly done? Are you cheating? Looking them up on the internet? Tell me.

Riddler: You seem distressed, Doctor. Anything you could use my help with?
Dr. Penelope Young: No thank you, Edward. I'm here to help you. We all are.
Riddler: Forgive my arrogance, Doctor, but if you think I need your help, well, you're in the right place.

Riddler: I am Edward Nygma. The world's greatest detective.

Riddler: It's the E. Nygma Show!

Riddler: Hi-diddle-diddle, time for a riddle?

Dr. Penelope Young: That's horrible. How can you joke about that?
Riddler: Easy, Doctor, it's not my baby.

Riddler: [Batman collects trophy] So, you found it at last. What have you been doing with your time?

Riddler: You are beginning to impress me, Batman. I'll let you help me find my socks if you keep this up.

Riddler: You forget, Doctor, I'M the one who asks the riddles.

Riddler: What? You found 75% of my challenges? This can't be right.

Riddler: Can you hear me, Batman? I know you can. It is I, Edward Nygma, the Riddler, and more importantly, your intellectual superior. My genius has allowed me to hack into your primative communications. Ha ha. My goal is simple: you complete a series of amusingly taxing challenges and... well, you'll see.


Batman: The Movie (1966)
The Riddler: I see the way to do it! We'll play each of our treacherous trumps in one hand, and we'll do it right here!
The Penguin: How?
The Riddler: How? The end! The end, oh...
[giggles]
The Riddler: We shall spring them from The Joker's Jack-In-The-Box, through that window, out over the sea, and into the waiting arms of The Penguin's Exploding Octopus!
[giggles again]
The Riddler: The trigger: one of my riddles, of course, and the bait: You! Catwoman!

The Riddler: Question: Who's going to make the feathers fly and knock Batman and Robin out of the sky?

The Riddler: [bell rings] Commodore Schmidlapp ringing for his tea again.

The Riddler: You and your trained, exploding shark!
The Penguin: How was I to know they'd have a can of shark-repellent Batspray handy?

The Joker: Suppose Penguin did fail! All the more reason not to send up your stupid clues!
The Riddler: Oh, but I must, I must! Outwitting Batman is my sole delight, my heaven on earth, my very paradise!

The Riddler: This bird has flown around the bend.
The Joker: To cuckoo land!
The Catwoman: Riddler! Joker! Do something! We weren't meant for a watery grave, DO SOMETHING!
The Joker: Now hear this! Now hear this! Blow all tanks! Surface! Surface!

The Catwoman: Riddler.
The Riddler: Yes?
The Catwoman: You're mad, Riddler. Penguin finished Batman by now.
The Riddler: Why, that miserable waddling mountebank of a bird? He couldn't finish a bag of popcorn!

The Riddler: [referring to Batman and Robin, of the Penguin] They've already been through one of his fishy explosions, and yet they're still very much alive!


"Batman: Give 'Em the Axe (#1.24)" (1966)
The Riddler: [Tallow & Matches bring in a captured Boy Wonder] You... but you're dead.
Robin: No thanks to you that I'm not!
The Riddler: And Batman... he lives, too?
Moth: No, you fiend! You've destroyed the finest man that ever lived! And I'll get you for it!
The Riddler: You pernicious pipsqueak! You're in no position to threaten anyone! Put him on the rack.
[Tallow & Matches comply]
The Riddler: If he doesn't fit, STRETCH him to size!
Moth: But don't hurt him!

Batman: Remember, Riddler, you can't buy friends with money.
The Riddler: With money, who needs friends?

The Riddler: A crime is no fun without riddles. I'll have you know that's the main reason I took up this crime game.

The Riddler: How could a sarcophagus be so hard to find?
Tallow: Gee, boss, I don't even know what an esophagus looks like.

The Riddler: You lied to me, Boy Wonder!
Batman: A little white lie is excusable when dealing with the likes of you, you black-hearted scoundrel!

The Riddler: Impatience, thy name is woman!

The Riddler: Batman! You may have won the battle... but the war isn't over yet!


"Batman: The Animated Series: If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? (#1.41)" (1992)
The Riddler: Well, well, well, Bat-something-or-other, isn't it? Who invited you? Do you know what happens to gate crashers? They have to match wits with the Riddler.

The Riddler: My, my, my, can we actually have a brain beneath that pointy cowl of ours?

[after Batman re-wires the Hand of Fate to fly over the maze to the center]
The Riddler: That is grand-scale cheating, Batman! You're not allowed to tamper with the Hand of Fate!
Batman: I don't believe in fate!

The Riddler: You may not believe in Minotaurs, either, but you'll still have to answer the riddle.
Minotaur: I have millions of eyes, yet I live in darkness. I have millions of ears, yet only four lobes. I have no muscles, yet I rule two hemispheres. What am I?
Batman: That's simple: the human brain.
[the Minotaur robot shuts down]
Batman: It has millions of visual and auditory nerves, four lobes, two hemispheres, and it's the only thing Edward Nygma respects.
The Riddler: A lucky guess, that's all, but it won't save you, Batman!

[as Batman and Robin enter the "Riddle of the Minotaur" maze]
The Riddler: But remember: you'll have to answer the riddle of the Minotaur, too.
Batman: I can hardly wait.
[to Robin]
Batman: How far did you say you'd gotten in the game?
Robin: Gee, I'm not sure. Maybe halfway?
Batman: Already I love this.

Batman: I'll find Mockridge if I have to tear this place apart, Nygma.
The Riddler: I doubt it, I made sure the perils are quite lethal. You have eight minutes, gentlemen, then Mockridge becomes the only good corporate shark: a dead one.


"Batman: The Ring of Wax (#1.23)" (1966)
The Riddler: [watching as his henchmen melt a stolen wax figure of Batman] Oh, if only this were the real Batman.
[quoting Shakespeare]
The Riddler: Oh, 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished! That his too, too solid flesh would melt and resolve itself into a dew!
Moth: Oh, Riddler honey, that's beautiful!
The Riddler: I wrote it myself.

The Riddler: At last I've found it! This will lead me right to the lost treasure of the Inca's. Every greedy bone in my bodies cries out: hazaa! Hazaaaaaaaaaa!

Robin the Boy Wonder: I can't move my feet! I'm stuck to the floor.
The Riddler: Yes, it's my own concoction, I call it: Dr. Riddler's instant forever stick invisble wax emulsion.

Moth: [about Batman] Oh, he, he looks so handsome beneath that mask.
The Riddler: A diamondback rattlesnake is a handsome creature, too, but dangerous and deadly. Remember, Moth, Batman is our sworn enemy. We can Ill afford such emotions as pity...
Batman: [regaining consciousness] Where am I?
The Riddler: Ah, you could say you're in the proverbial pickle, Batman.

The Riddler: For two people about to become human candles, you have a lot of questions.
Batman: I'm always interested in the way the criminal mind works.
The Riddler: Well then, I'll tell you.

The Riddler: [the Riddler and his gang are dressed in Revolutionary War outfits] We'd better get our everyday clothes back on, we look too suspicious this way.


"Batman: Ring Around the Riddler (#3.2)" (1967)
Riddler: Batgirls wilt just as quickly as other women!

Riddler: Gentlemen, if we had our choice of laps to sit on, which would we choose?
Kayo: Laps, to sit on?
Riddler: Kid Gulliver's temporary lapse of memory. Take him away.
[the Riddler's henchmen laugh it up]

Riddler: I thought my broadcast would put the dynamic decimal points on you track, but Batgirl will work just as well.

Batman: Any final riddles, Riddler?
Riddler: [clearly on his last legs] Yes. What do you throw away that keeps returning?
Batman: A boomerang.
Riddler: Correct. And I'm a boomerang. And I... shall be... back.
[faints]

Riddler: What happened to you?
Betsy Boldface: [indicating Batgirl] She happened to me!

Riddler: When is a prize fight like a beautiful lady? Answer : When it's a knockout.


"Batman: Smack in the Middle (#1.2)" (1966)
The Riddler: Molly should have been back by now with Batman's scalp. I wonder what went awry?
Robin: You went awry, Riddler, years ago! Don't you know that crime doesn't pay?

The Riddler: [wearing an elephant mask that doubles as a gasmask] Has anybody seen my friend Kerch?
The Moldavian Prime Minister: Kersh who?
The Riddler: Gesundheid!

Batman: This jokes on you, Riddler!
Robin: When is a donkey spelled with one letter? When it's U!
The Riddler: A Trojan mammoth!

Robin: Riddler! You fiend! What's the meaning of this? Where's Batman?
The Riddler: Hanging.
Robin: What?
The Riddler: Hanging by his phone, I hope. Call him. Get him through police headquarters on that famous hotline; I wish to pose him another amusing problem.

The Riddler: [to his men when Batman and Robin face them down] Get them... Get them or it's curtains!


"Batman: When the Rat's Away, the Mice Will Play (#1.12)" (1966)
[Batman and Robin have cornered Riddler and his three henchmen]
Riddler: There are four of us against the two of you, but we're not afraid.

The Riddler: My friends, plan 1-36 triple A is about to begin.

Riddler: [coming into the lair and seeing all of the River Rats asleep] RISE AND SHINE!
[the Rats tumble out of bed]
Riddler: Sorry, my dear Rats, to disturb your slumber, but I believe you *are* working for me?
[one of the Rats nods]
Riddler: Then sleep ON YOUR OWN TIME!

Riddler: I've... been out-riddled!


"CollegeHumor Originals: Batman Meets the Riddler (#1.159)" (2011)
Riddler: If you aim to give us a shot, we'll riddle you. What are we?
Batman: Oh, that's a stumper. Say it again.
Riddler: If you aim to give us a shot, we'll riddle you.
Rachel Dawes: Batman, it's bu...
Batman: Whoa, whoa, wait. No hints. Is it bu-bu... Buh?
Riddler: You think the answer to my riddle is buh?

Batman: Is the answer a small boy's Sunday trousers?
Riddler: No.
Batman: Is it Invisiline braces?
Riddler: For real, what do you even see in this guy?
Rachel Dawes: Honestly I don't know right now.
Batman: Is it a bag of steel-cut oats?
Riddler: Multiple choice
Rachel Dawes: Great. Great idea.
Riddler: What comes out of a gun? A... bullets.
Rachel Dawes: That sounds good to me.
Batman: What are B and C?
Riddler: There is no B and C!
Batman: No B and C? It's a trap!

Batman: Is it helicopter?
Riddler: Alright, now wh-what did I say that would make you think helicopter?
Batman: It's when you said if your aim is to... I have no idea.

Riddler: If you aim...
Rachel Dawes: With a gun.
Riddler: To give us a *shot*...
Rachel Dawes: Boom! Boom! Blaaah!
Riddler: We'll riddle you.
Rachel Dawes: With little pieces of metal that are called?
Riddler: What are they called? What's gonna come out of the gun?
Batman: Injustice! The tools of cowards and criminals!


"Batman: A Riddling Controversy (#2.46)" (1967)
Riddler: That mealy mouthed faker. Issued a joint statement with Batman and Robin, did he? Ha ha! Well he knows and we know that the caked crusaders are defunct, departerted, demised... dead!

Robin: As usual your riddles led us right to you.
Riddler: You've made the mistake of being predictable yourselves, with your legendary window entrances. Riddle me this: when is a floor like a puzzle?
[pushes a button and the floor beneath the Dynamic Duo's feet falls apart in jigsaw pieces]

Batman: As a duly deputised peace officer I order you to drop that sack and give yourself up.
Riddler: Impossible! Fifteen feet of lethal quicksand!
Across: They sure don't look defunct to me, Riddler!
Down: Or demised, departed and dead.
Riddler: How... how did they survive?
Robin: Right was on our side, that's how!

Riddler: You want me to pay three million dollars for an eighty-nine cent pencil flashlight?


"Batman: Batman's Anniversary (#2.45)" (1967)
Riddler: Ha ha! What a marvelous piece of riddling genius that was! But I've only started with the Caped Crusaders. I'm going to confound them with conundrums, unnerve them with enigmas, perplex them with puzzles... until they wish they were dead.

Riddler: [having bested Batman and Robin during an underwater fight] There's a difference between a Batman and a frogman.

Riddler: Breathes there another mortal who has absconded with the $200,000 anniversary present from under the cowl of the Cape Crusader?

Riddler: [singing] Happy anniversary to you.


Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012) (VG)
Riddler: Riddle me this, what's green and is in your wallet?
Citizen: Uh, money?
Riddler: [Steals Money] Not anymore!

Riddler: Hide and Seek, Batman!
[Runs away to hide]

Poison Ivy: Hey! What's going on?
Harley Quinn: It's a riddle!
Riddler: Hey! That's my thing.


"Batman: The Riddler's False Notion (#1.32)" (1966)
The Riddler: Mr. Van Jones, why are you like a clock at midnight? Answer: because both of your hands are going straight up, right now.
Mr. Van Jones: What is this?
The Riddler: This... is your last reel!

The Riddler: [Batman and Robin have the Riddler and his gang cornered] Get them, boys!... Get them, or we'll never make it to the border!

Batman: [Batman and Robin have caught the Riddler and his men] Call Chief O'Hara, Robin... Tell him we have the entire cast right here.
The Riddler: [Waking up after being knocked out] Uh, the cast?
Batman: You're about to star in a picture of your very own, Riddler... A very long picture. Title: Up the River!


Batman: Arkham City (2011) (VG)
The Riddler: Do you admit that I am smarter than a bat?

The Riddler: You are all experiencing fear in anticipation of some specific pain or danger. This is perfectly understandable.

The Riddler: 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!


"Batman: Hi Diddle Riddle (#1.1)" (1966)
Batman: Out riddled!
The Riddler: I thought you might be, Batman. That's why I brought witnesses with camera's. Hoho! What is it that no man wants to have yet no man wants to lose?
Robin: A lawsuit!
The Riddler: Correct, Boy Wonder!

The Riddler: [after unsuccessfully trying to destroy the Batmobile] Curses! It's got more lives than a cat!

The Riddler: Riddle me this, Batman!


"Challenge of the Superfriends: The World's Deadliest Game/Battle at the Earth's Core (#1.3)" (1978)
The Riddler: [to Batman] Brilliant deduction, bat-brains!

[last lines]
Batman: I've got a riddle for you, Riddler. What has thirteen heads and belongs in a cage, won't learn its lessons and worsens with age?
The Riddler: Um, I give up, Batman.
Robin: It's simple, Riddler. The Legion of Doom.
Superman: And next time, you won't get away.


"Batman: A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away (#1.11)" (1966)
The Riddler: Now my good rats, now is the time to the Royal Mushroom Club. If plan 13-Z goes well, and I'm sure it will, the finest achievement in crime shall be culminated tonight.
The Riddler: [moves to hole in the wall]
The Riddler: The end of Batman and Robin!

The Riddler: To quote an old axiom: the finer the bait, the shorter the wait.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Riddler's Reform (#3.3)" (1994)
Dick Grayson: [after Bruce explains how he escaped. Dick chuckles] Nice going, Bruce. Man, I'd have never thought of that.
Bruce Wayne: Neither would the Riddler.
[cut to the Riddler who is back in Arkham after Batman escaped from his latest death trap - but refused to tell him how]
The Riddler: It's impossible, I tell you. Impossible! My trap was perfect! HOW DID HE DO IT? I have to know! Somebody tell me! It's not fair! There was no way, I tell you! No way he could have gotten out! Somebody tell me! Do you hear me? SOMEBODY TELL ME HOW HE DID IT! I have to know! I HAVE TO KNO-O-O-O-OW!

The Riddler: There's no way you could have escaped from that explosion! How did you get out?
Batman: That's my little riddle.
The Riddler: Please, you must tell me! All right, I'll make you a deal. You tell me how you escaped, and I'll tell you where I've hidden all the things I've stolen.
Batman: So you admit it?
The Riddler: Yes. I'll even tell you how I committed those robberies. Deal?
Batman: No.
[holds up one of Riddler's two-way radios]
Batman: Did you get that?
Commissioner James Gordon: We got it.
[Gordon and the police enter]
Commissioner James Gordon: We've got plenty of evidence. You're going away for good this time.
[the police handcuff Riddler and lead him to the door]
Commissioner James Gordon: [re: the radio] My compliments. This is a great little idea.
The Riddler: [stops] Wait a minute! Aren't you gonna tell me how you did it? That's not fair!
[the police drag him out]


"Legends of the Superheroes: The Challenge (#1.1)" (1979)
The Riddler: If Shakespeare had had my mind, there's no telling how far he might have gone.

The Riddler: Gentlemen, we've had our fun, the game is done The heroes we've outclassed; it proves what we've always said: nice guys finish last.


"The New Batman Adventures: Judgment Day (#2.9)" (1998)
The Riddler: Hey, diddle diddle, time for a riddle.


"Superman: Knight Time (#3.2)" (1998)
Bane: By combining our talents, we will rule Gotham City. Anyone we wish to imprison, you, Riddler, will entrap. Any from whom we require allegiance, you, Hatter, will control. And any that stand in our way, I will break!
The Riddler: I've always wanted to team muscle with my mind, and any chance to test my new puzzles, of course.
Bane: [to Mad Hatter] And you, my friend. Are you in?
The Mad Hatter: Tweedle-Bane, and Tweedle-Brain? If it's all the same, I'll play your game.


Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) (V)
The Riddler: Riddle me this: what belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?
Amanda Waller: Your name.
The Riddler: Huh...? You've heard that one.
Amanda Waller: No, I have Google. Like the rest of the world.


"The Batman: Riddled (#2.2)" (2005)
The Riddler: Someone is very bright. Step into the light so the Riddler can see you.