|Matheus Barbosa's Nolanized Riddler|
|Emilse Cepeda's Nolanized Riddler|
|thedespicablegoat's Nolanized Riddler|
"Angry and unstable whilst serving his sentence, this angst and hate was gradually channeled to the man that put him there: Batman. And ever since, Edward, has been intent on finding the answer to just one riddle: Who is the Batman? Rather than focusing on the destruction of Gotham, or the chaos of people, this villain is after one thing, and that is Batman. Nashton eventually breaks out of prison, and so his gauntlet begins."
|Christian Burns' Burtonized Scarecrow|
"Jonathan Crane was put under the care of his somewhat crazed grandmother, who was somewhat of a bird fanatic, and had a large broken-down aviary on her property. Although he was warned not to go into the aviary, young Jonathan ventured inside. There, he was viciously attacked by a murder of crows, and his right hand was damaged so badly that amputation was required. Due to this, he developed a crippling fear of crows all through his adolescence, and was mocked and bullied in high school, both for his amputation and for his somewhat lanky stature, earning the mocking nickname 'Scarecrow.' One night, when walking home, he was ambushed by some of his tormentors and strung up in a field, like a scarecrow. This was the last straw, and Jonathan sought revenge on his tormentors. He replaced his prosthetic hand with a sickle, and dressed up as a Scarecrow. At a school dance, Crane cornered the leader of his tormentors outside of the school. Frightened by the Scarecrow, the bully ran into the busy street, and was subsequently struck by a car, killing him. Crane, shocked by this unexpected result, ran away and left the town permanently. Eventually, he gained his doctoral degree in psychology at Gotham University and became a professor of parapsychology, having become fascinated with the power of fear. But when he was fired by the university for inappropriate conduct, both in class and his research, he sought revenge once again..."
|Christian Burns' Burtonized Riddler|
"Edward Nygma was a man of genius intellect and a lover of riddles. He dedicated his life to understanding the mechanics of the mind and the source of intelligence, both out of his own interest, and to prove to others that he was vastly more intelligent than them. When in university, he became friends with a fellow psychology student, Jonathan Crane. But midway through his own doctoral studies on intelligence, he grew very ill, and was diagnosed with an advanced stage of brain cancer. Seeing this as unfair, and with the tumor in his brain distorting his thought patterns, he became deranged and determined to prove that he was still smarter than everyone around him, including the famed Batman. Nygma's deranged brain convinced him that the only way to get Batman's attention was to commit crimes and leave riddles for him to solve. But, although the Batman solved these riddles, he never caught Nygma. After a while, Nygma had brain surgery (leaving that scar on this head), and the tumor was removed, relieving the distortion of his thought patterns. However, the months in the hospital left him habitually addicted to telling riddles and committing crime in order to have Batman solve them. But this time, he decided to introduce himself to Batman and Gotham as the Riddler."
|Anthony A. Farrar's Nolanized Riddler|
Editor's Note: For Anthony's thoughts on his design, please click here (they are quite in-depth).
|Alexi Sargeant's Nolanized Riddler|
"This version of the Riddler is a brilliant, wealthy con-man who comes out of retirement in order to match wits with the Batman. Trusting in his resources to keep him out of jail, Edward Nygma crafts a garish persona and leaves a series of taunting clues for Batman connected to a deadly scavenger hunt for kidnapped Gothamites rigged up with riddling deathtraps. His endgame is to force the Dark Knight to bargain for clues by revealing hint's to Batman's own secret identity. Though cavalier about human life, the Riddler is ultimately motivated more by intellectual arrogance than by brutality or ambition, and so would make sense to team with a more visceral threat like the Black Mask."
|Issac Bartsch's Nolanized Riddler|
"Eddie Nigma, college computer genius is hired by Wayne Enterprises for his a naming computer programming skills at such a young age. When he recklessly hacks into secure Wayne enterprise files, Eddie is fired for misusing his skills. Humiliated and bitter Eddie uses his hacker name, The Riddler, to seek revenge on Wayne enterprises and who he sees as the figurehead, Bruce Wayne himself."
|Issac Bartsch's Schumacherized Penguin|
"Circus ringleader Oswald Cobblepot runs a drug ring from the back-end of his traveling circus until he is shutdown by Batman creating a lifelong vendetta against the Bat."
|Issac Bartsch's Burtonized Scarecrow|
Editor's Note: Issac didn't leave any thoughts on this piece.
|Joshua Daniel's Schumacherized Penguin|
"I thought he would be perfect for Joel Schumacher as he's already royal and a bit showy. I fashioned him after Alfred Molina, because after playing Doc Ock and Snidely Whiplash, he's the kind of big name actor that they would pick for that role. I gave him a shiny glittery purple motif including a full feather boa."
|Joshua Daniel's Burtonized Scarecrow|
"Scarecrow is perfect for TIm Burton as he's a tall lanky spooky character. I fashioned him after Johnny Depp as that's who I saw Burton picking for the role. I made his colors more drab, and made his face look more like a scarecrow with scars rather than having a mask. I think Burton would rather have Depp's face out as much as possible, and give him some sort of back story in which he's crazy and immune to his own gas so doesn't need to worry about the mask."
|Tony Ryland's Burtonized Riddler|
"Let the emo girls swoon again."
|Eric Kenney's Nolanized Penguin|
|Eric Kenney's Burtonized Riddler|
Stay tuned, we'll be back soon with the results of this month's contest!