Detective nigma vs. Riddler which is better?

#1 Posted by The Poet (8291 posts) - - Show Bio

[This is not a battle!]
 
 I just wanted to ask which people liked more: the detective whom works on the side of the "law" (somewhat) and the Riddler with his chaotic conundrums. Which do you like more?

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#2 Posted by jloneblackheart (5497 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the detective thing because he is fighting himself to not revert to his old ways (which we all know he will). He also still thinks like a villain, which I find interesting.

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#3 Edited by johnny_spam (2032 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the villain turned hero is a overdone arc and should not be used especially if it is a long time character like the Riddler. Making him a good guy is not a smart idea and just a overplayed trope Paul Dini does to much and it hurts the Bat Villains in the end by not making them a threat.

#4 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" I like the detective thing because he is fighting himself to not revert to his old ways (which we all know he will). He also still thinks like a villain, which I find interesting. "
I agree
#5 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

It was cool for a while, but I'd like to see him return to all out villainy.

#6 Posted by Tara_Q (11 posts) - - Show Bio

It's an interesting situation, but personally I prefer the neurotic, challenge-obsessed Riddler to detective Edward Nigma, if for no other reason than he's simply more interesting when he's crazy.

#7 Posted by Technoman (133 posts) - - Show Bio

Detective. He's not straight out villain or hero, but both sides are seen.

#8 Edited by Hit_Monkey (872 posts) - - Show Bio

 @The Poet
 I really miss Detective Nigma, he should have got an ongoing as I found him an interesting read. I don't see any reason he couldn't of remained a good(ish) guy? In all honesty I found Riddler to be a bit old hat and the detective angle was a breath of fresh air. I never really 'got' him as a villian but totally dug him doing the whole private eye thing. 

#9 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7592 posts) - - Show Bio

I much prefer the private detective angle on him, always liked the character but I could just see him really taking off in that direction. Really wished they would have kept it for a longer, Reminds me I need to find the trades with him while being a detective in, I have Gotham City Sirens anyone know of the others if they are out?

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