Free Universe Characters




Alias: Ruben Riddle
Occupation:  Thief
Group Affiliation:  None
Base of Operations: New York
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: America¹s Best Comics #30 (Nedor, 1949)
Known Creators:
Ruben Moreira


Ruben Riddle had always had an unusual genius for solving puzzles, but he was never able to profit from his special abilities and found himself living in poverty.  Tired of being unappreciated for his gifts, he decided to become rich and famous any way he can, and turns to a life of crime.  He attempts to earn a name for himself by performing outrageous crimes, and daring the police to catch him, by sending them clues about his next target, before he has struck.


Equipment and Abilities:  
The Puzzler was a genius at solving puzzles and could even figure out combinations and passwords with relative ease.  He committed his crimes, relying on careful planning and a fleet foot to get away.  He was reasonably sneaky and a dirty fighter who sometimes carried a gun.

The Puzzler was arrogant and perhaps a bit mad.  At each crime scene, he left clues about the time and location of his next crime, usually in the form of a puzzle or riddle.  He had an unfortunate penchant for bad puns.



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