The story so far…
The Riddler has fallen in love and renounced his evil, duplicitous ways. Batman is suspicious but gradually comes to believe that Edward Nigma has turned over a new leaf. The Joker, of course, is having none of this. He kidnaps Nigma’s bride-to-be and when Batman and the Riddler arrive to rescue her, he murders the woman before their eyes. Batman captures the Joker and ships him back to Arkham. The Riddler disappears… until, one night a few weeks later, he returns – more vicious and driven than ever. He lures Batman into a trap, captures and imprisons the Dark Knight inside an unbreakable plexiglass prison. Then he gets out his gun…
The Riddler points his gun (an old-fashioned revolver, but BIG) at Batman. The Dark Knight has little room to move within his cell. There’s no way to dodge this bullet.
Riddler: It’s broken, yet it keeps on working. What is it?
Close on the Riddler, over the top of his gun, his face wracked with pain. No tears. He’s past tears.
Riddler: What begins but has no end… yet it’s the end of everything that begins?
Close on Batman, looking grim.
Batman: Edward, you don’t have to do this…
Edward cocks his gun, ready to fire. Batman is pleading now, his palms against the glass.
Riddler: What’s the one crime the Batman won’t ever be able to punish me for?
Batman: Edward, please—
The gun fires – Batman screams out.
Batman can only watch as the bullet ricochets off the unbreakable plexiglass wall and strikes Edward in the heart.