8 Reasons Why The Riddler Is A Better Villain Than The Joker

Whichever way you look at it, the Joker is the definitive comic book villain. The big Kahuna. The irrepressible antagonist. He’s in the same league of iconic bad guys like Darth Vader, Dracula, Voldemort and Joel Schumacher (jokes!). No matter the decade or occasion, the Clown Prince of Crime seems to constantly reinvent himself as Batman‘s greatest archrival time and time again. Consider him the proverbial yin to the Dark Knight’s yang, so to speak.

But Edward Nigma, AKA Eddie Nashton, AKA the Riddler, is undoubtedly the superior villain of the two. Now, before you get cramps from hate-typing your rage-fuelled comment, hear us out first. The Joker will always be the psychotic, paled-faced jester (and most popular of knaves); however, there’s a lot of stuff that Nigma does better than Mr. J. We won’t riddle you this or riddle you that about the topic, but we will discuss the matter in further detail, starting on the next page.

So, let’s not waste more time with the chit-chat and get right to it. If you agree or disagree with what we have to say, please do us a favor and drop your thoughts in the comments section.