Who does not like riddles? They are both amazing and helps in stirring up our grey cells. You can use them to play quizzes or challenges. There are a lot of riddles which are in circulation. But one of the most popular ones are “The Riddler Riddles”. Now DC Comic fans do not need to be introduced to this unique character.
But for others, I have said a bit about the Riddler, and about 10 of his most popular riddles. You can use these questions to easily baffle your friends.
Please read on to find out more.
Who is the Riddler?
The Riddler is a supervillain in DC comics, whose original comic book name is Edward Nigma. Here are some important facts about him:
- He first appeared in a comic in October 1948
- The Riddler is a Criminal mastermind in the infamous Gotham city. He got his name from his habit of creating cryptic riddles and puzzles for authorities and leaving them as clues.
- His dress includes a mask, green suit and a bowler hat. Sometimes his dress has question marks all over it.
- His symbol is a question mark in black, green, or purple.
How was the Riddler created?
The story is as fascinating as the character. The legend goes that when he was small, his teacher announced a puzzle competition in the class. Young Edward started to think of the glory of topping the contest, but he chose the dishonest way. So that night, he sneaked into his teacher’s room. He stole out the puzzle and kept practising it until he could solve it in under a minute. As you can probably guess, he won the contest the next day and got a book on riddles. Henceforth started his real interest in puzzles and riddles.
When he grew up, he started working as an employee at a fair. He succeeded in cheating his customers constantly through complex mind games. Soon he thought he was ready for a bigger challenge. He decided that he would now challenge Batman and Robin. Thus the character “Riddler” was created.
The first faceoff occurred between the Riddler and Batman and Robin. At first, the Riddler tried to baffle them with the infamous double-entry Riddle Clues. Then he tried to kill them in a glass maze. However, the crime-fighting duo escaped, only to find a question mark left behind by the Riddler.
Top 10 Best Riddler Riddles
We are listing only the best Riddler Riddles and Quiz questions. Let’s begin.
Do you think you are intelligent enough to help Batman and the authorities to crack the puzzles? Try to answer these questions to find out.
To help you exercise your grey cells, try to answer these riddler puzzles without reading the whole passage. In case you cannot, read the whole passage for an explanation and the answer.
Riddler Puzzle 1
If you break me, I don’t stop working. If you touch me, I may be snared. Nothing will matter if you lose me. What am I?
From the first line fo the puzzle, it is evident that the object in question is also related to someone’s emotion. However, the emotional object also refers to a working object. Thinking of it, there is no better option than the heart. Like we know, heartbreak does not cause the heart to stop working. Also if someone touches your heart, you may falter. If you lose heart in something, it won’t matter in your physical life.
What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, and the end of every race?
This question may seem too much complicated to solve. However, surprisingly it relates neither to an object nor and emotion. If you look carefully, you will find the answer in the question itself. The word “eternity” starts with ‘e’. Both the words “time: and “space” ends with ‘e’. Again the word “end” starts with ‘e’. The word “race” ends with ‘e’. So the answer is the letter ‘e’.
The man who invented it doesn’t want it, the man who bought it doesn’t need it, and the man who needs it doesn’t know it. What is it?
It is evident from the first line of the riddle that the object in question is not exactly a friendly object of happy times. It is somehow related to death. Most common answer in such cases is guns or coffins. Howebe=ver, in the second line of the riddle, we can eliminate the gun. That leaves us with the coffin. It fits all the 3 riddles perfectly. So the answer is Coffin.
You can have me but cannot hold me. Gain me and quickly lose me. If treated with care I can be great, and if betrayed I will break. What am I?
From the first line, we can understand that the object is not physical in nature. It is some sort of mental connection. Trust and friendship are the most common choices in such cases. But going further into the riddle, trust fits the description more perfectly than friendship. Trust is gained or lost quickly. Also if you can uphold someones, trust, it can be awesome. If you betray someone, the trust will vanish.. So the Answer is trust.
If you know me, you will want to share me, n=but if you share me, I am gone.
The answer to this puzzle is secret. If you know a secret you will want to share it. However, it does not stay a secret any more if you share it with people.
What weighs 6 ounces, sits on a tree and is very dangerous?
The answer to this puzzle is a bit cryptic. It is obvious the reference is to a bird. Only a sparrow can weigh 6 ounces. Put a machine gun in its hands and it will become deadly. So the answer to this puzzle is a sparrow with a machine gun.
I never stop, I control your life, but without me, you wouldn’t go anywhere. What am I?
The answer to this riddle is “Time”. Time controls everything. You cannot avoid it.
I am where yesterday follows today, and tomorrow’s in the middle. What am I?
This question is again a play with words. If you look at the starting alphabet of every word, today starts with ‘t’, yesterday starts with ‘y’ and tomorrow also starts with ‘t’. However, if you arrange the words in alphabetical order, the order is “today”, “tomorrow”, “yesterday”. So you can find this order only in the dictionary.
I can run but not walk and whenever I go thought follows close behind. What am I?
The answer to this riddle is the mouth. People often run their mouth, BUt the mouth cannot walk. Also usually people speak to express their thoughts.
Hit me hard and I will crack. But you will never stop me from staring back. What am I?
A mirror always stares back at you. If you hit it with something, the mirror breaks. But again the broken pieces show your reflection.
These are just a few of the riddles which the Riddler has created. There are innumerable more riddles puzzles and riddles, which can help you in sharpening your brain by solving.
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