Riddles by the Riddler
Riddles, riddles everywhere… Especially if you are Joel Schumacher back in 1995 when he was making Batman Forever. Let’s check out where the screenplay writers found the inspiration for the mind benders of Edward Nygma.
One of the craziest villains that appeared in various Batman movies, one of the most memorable roles was the one of the Riddler starring Jim Carrey. This world famous comedian with his neurotic acting really embodied the mad scientist out to take over the world. In short, “Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler he perfects a device for draining information from all the brains in Gotham, including Bruce Wayne’s knowledge of his other identity” (from IMDb).
The Riddler – duh, ha? – speaks in riddles. For the majority of the audience these are just riddles that define the characters. However, the geeky ones among us did try and solve the riddles and challenge our mind. Luckily, it has been 22 years since the movie! So – you have probably forgotten all of these, and can play with them now!
We have found the riddles from the movie and will present them here. Give them a try before clicking for the answer.
“If you look at the numbers on my face, you won’t find thirteen any place.”
Click here for the answer.Answer: A clock
“Tear one off and scratch my head; what was once red is black instead.”
Click here for the answer.Answer: A match
“The eight of us go forth, not back, to protect our king from a foe’s attack.”
Click here for the answer.Answer: Chess pawns
“We’re five little items of an everyday sort; you’ll find us all in ‘a tennis court’.”
Click here for the answer.Answer: Vowels
Back to basics
I know those were really easy, especially for people who are really into riddle solving. However, it’s good to always keep up with the basic riddles – it will make more difficult ones easier to solve. Remember, a mind can be trained to preform better in some areas. So – keep working at it.
And if you want a real challenge for your mind, harder than the one the Riddler can provide, try building a Tailored Riddle for yourself!