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The Riddler
Background information
Feature films Batman (1966)
Television programs Batman (1966)
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Frank Gorshin (Season 1, 3 & film)
John Astin (Season 2)
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Character information
Full name Unknown
Other names The Riddler, The Prince of Puzzlers
Personality Evil, devious, manipulative, cruel, comedic, sadistic, psychopathic
Appearance
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Affiliations
Goal To outsmart Batman, Defeat Batman, Robin and Batgirl
Home
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Allies The Siren
Minions His thugs
Enemies Batman, Robin and Batgirl
Likes Riddles, tricks
Dislikes Being defeated
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Fate
Quote After you've chewed over this one for a while look for two more. Adios amigos see you in court.

The Riddler is the quaternary antagonist of the 1960s Batman Series.

He is also one of the four main antagonists of Batman The Movie (alongside The Joker, The Penguin and Catwoman).

He is portrayed by Frank Gorshin and John Astin.

Batman 1960s Series

The popular television series was inspired by the first Silver Age appearance of the Riddler, with the premiere episode being an adaptation of Batman #171. Gorshin's portrayal of the character was loosely inspired by Richard Hidmark's portrayal of gangster Tommy Udo from the film Kiss of Death.

Trivia

Frank Gorshin was a fan of the Batman comic books since childhood and he said he liked the Riddler as a character.

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