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"Allow me to introduce my beautiful assistants!"

"Do you have a photographic memory, Dark Knight? Well, I do. I can summon your sneering features at will, that is when they don't burst unbidden into my brain. I have perfect recall as well. I can recall...every time you've hurt me. Sometimes I wake up, Dark Knight, to the feel of your hands around my neck - your carbon-fibre coated fist smashing into my solar plexus. How dare you brutalize me. Me! Your intellectual superior, your better!?"
—Riddler

Riddler's Revenge is a Most Wanted Mission in Batman: Arkham Knight. The mission marked the return of the Riddler.

Story

Post-Arkham City Incident

After being given his freedom and compensation for surviving Protocol 10, Riddler began plotting a new way to get back at Batman. Founding Enigmatic Holdings Inc, he began buying disused underground sewers. Scarecrow contacted him, as well as Two-Face, Penguin, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Crane appealed to the ego Nygma didn't believe he had, suggesting he implement his own plan on Halloween along with the rest of the other criminals to wear down and kill Batman.

To accomplish this, Riddler pretended to hire Catwoman to steal a powercore from Wayne Enterprises to power his Riddlerbots. With her guard down, Riddler had his robots capture her and take her to the Pinkey Orphanage, fitting her with a collar that would explode if she attempted to leave.

Arkham Knight Incident

After Batman delivered Poison Ivy to the GCPD Lockup, Aaron Cash informed Batman that Riddler was seen sneaking around a nearby trainyard. If Batman follows this lead, he finds a secret elevator at the location large enough to fit the Batmobile. As Batman descends, Riddler projects himself to the walls of the shaft. Finally, reaching the bottom, Riddler challenged Batman to race three laps on a track he designed. Batman successfully completed every lap, and depending on when the mission was attempted, either:

  • Returned to ground level, while Riddler sarcastically claimed that he had been defeated once again or
  • Helped Catwoman identify the correct key from several lookalikes.

However, Riddler kept his real plan a secret until later on the storyline.

After Batman hacked the Mercy bridge controls to bring Batmobile to the island, Riddler finally revealed his master plan; he had captured Catwoman and placed an explosive collar on her neck, and asked Batman to come see her in the abandoned orphanage in Miagani Island. Batman complied, and found out that the collar required 9 keys to unlock. Riddler then introduced his new assistants, which Batman and Catwoman proceeded to demolish. If Batman had already completed the first challenge, he was sent to a challenge beneath Chinatown.

The challenge Nigma had prepared required Batman to navigate the Batmobile to a ledge above the starting point to charge the equipment required to help Catwoman. Before leaving, Batman helped Catwoman locate the right key. If the first challenge was beaten before meeting Nigma, he would lower the digit on her collar with two numbers, as a reward for Batman's earlier success. (And to prevent the mission from being unbeatable). Nigma summoned Batman to the orphanage, and made Batman and Catwoman memorize and tell each other a sequence of numbers to pass the challenge. Riddler rewarded them with more robots, and later, another key.

Riddler then told Batman about the next challenge, located under the Elliot Memorial Hospital. Underground waited another race challenge, titled "Crushonator", with conditions similar to the first racing challenge. To prevent Batman from winning, Nigma had installed pistons on the ceiling of the track, which could crush the Batmobile if Batman was not careful. Riddler snidely referred to the amount of pressure the pistons created as "deadbats of pressure". After completing the challenge, Batman again helped Catwoman find a key.

The Riddler stopped his battle with Batman and Catwoman and ordered his foe to solve all 243 of his riddles in Gotham City. Soon after leaving the building and having a brief chat, Catwoman departed from the area.

Riddler (AK) 2

"One giant ass robot suit thing, built by Edward Nigma AKA the Riddler. Poor Eddie. He builds a custom-made Batman-killing machine and still gets his ass handed to him. Not sure if that says more about Batman or Eddie."

Batman solved all of Nigma's riddles, and returned to the orphanage. As he promised, Riddler "allowed" Batman to fight him. During the battle, he turned most of the robots red, thus making Batman unable to even touch them while Riddler shot lasers at Batman. Much to Nigma's annoyance, Catwoman, who had been hiding in the orphanage, jumped in to help Batman. Together, they defeated Nigma.

Outside the orphanage, Batman revealed to Selina that they would not see each other again. After a brief speech, the two kissed for the final time, and Batman drove Riddler to the GCPD lockup.

Notes

  • Riddler is wearing glasses in his broadcast messages and projector taunts, but wears goggles when attacking.
  • If Batman activated the blockade before the Riddler stopped listing the rules, he would be confused and nervously claimed that it was in fact, the very first riddle.
  • Players completing the side-mission for the first time should equip the default Batmobile model for the final part even though it's not required for anything, as using any special models can skip over the cutscene afterwards. This makes it possible to accidentally miss Batman's speech and the closure of his and Catwoman's relationship.
  • When only 10 "riddles" are left, Riddler radios Batman to try intimidating him into not coming back to finish the fight. However, it's obvious by his voice that he is scared.
  • After half the challenges are completed, Riddler snaps at Batman every time he completes one; he claims that his challenges weren't finished and to return the trophy, or sneer that he rewards intelligence and not initiative.

Playthrough

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