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Decked out in a bright green body suit with purple accents and maniacally spouting twisted riddles between piercing giggles, The Riddler is definitely one of the wilder villains in the Batman universe. This queerly quizzical character has had a very long career, with incarnations both in print and on the big and small screens. He made his first appearance in 1948, and has been going strong ever since. According to Wikipedia:
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"The Riddler is obsessed with riddles, puzzles, and word games. He delights in forewarning both Batman and the police of his capers by sending them complex clues. With this self-conscious use of a gimmick, the Riddler's crimes are flamboyant and ostentatious."
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Detective Comics #140 (1948)
Riddler's 1st Appearance

"The Riddler's criminal modus operandi is so deeply ingrained into his personality that he is virtually powerless to stop himself from acting it out (as shown in his third comic book appearance). He cannot simply kill his opponents when he has the upper hand; he has to put them in a deathtrap to see if he can devise a life and death intellectual challenge that the hero cannot solve and escape. However, unlike many of Batman's themed enemies, Riddler's compulsion is quite flexible, allowing him to commit any crime as long as he can describe it in a riddle or puzzle."
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"Unlike most of the other prominent members of Batman's rogues gallery, the Riddler is not a psychopathic murderer; a large portion of Riddler's crimes are non-violent in nature. Batman's direct conflicts with the Riddler are typically more cerebral than physical and usually involve defeating him non-violently."
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This model is a repaint combining elements from some of my other models and new props and art. It was put together by John-Paul Cote. He came out quite nicely and I'm glad to add this model to the other offerings here. I hope you enjoy assembling this pernicious puzzler!

Happy Modeling!!
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