Edward "Ed" Nigma
|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Normal human with a genius level intelligence possessing superb mental and analytical skills.
Fair hand-to-hand combat skills and good marksmanship.
Military and civilian weaponry.
Weapons and traps designed as puzzles and question marks.
|Detective Comics #140 (Oct. 1948)|
|Bill Finger & Dick Sprang|
Since childhood, Eddie Nashton used puzzles to outwit his opponents, habitually cheating to ensure he would win. Beginning the life of crime as a simple conman using puzzles to cheat people of their money, Nashton yearned to earn big money.
Adopting a unique approach to crime he provided clues to his capers in the form of puzzles and riddles. Taunting the police and the vigilante known as the Batman, he assumed the identity of the Riddler.