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What Happens If You Go To The Riddler's Website From The Batman?

Warning: this article contains spoilers for the new film "The Batman."

For those out there who have already seen the new DC film "The Batman," directed by Matt Reeves and released on March 4, 2022, then you know that there is a lot to unpack. 

Following Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, also known as Bruce Wayne, the movie is set in a dark Gotham brought into chaos by a killer called the Riddler, played by Paul Dano. Of course, there are also quite a few other nefarious characters in play, with a cast that includes Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. Due to Batman, Kyle, and Gordon's efforts, the Riddler's destructive plan is stopped before he can completely decimate the city and its citizens, but "The Batman" hints at there possibly being more to come with Riddler in the future. 

Throughout the film, as Bruce and the police attempt to track down the Riddler, Batman is delivered riddles to solve that bring him closer to Dano's character. One riddle in particular leads him to a website with the URL of rataalada.com, which connects him with Riddler live through a simple, coded chat, through which Bruce digs for any answers he can get out of the criminal.

While the website is a secret tool for Riddler in "The Batman," it looks like Warner Bros. decided to actually create the website in real life. But what happens when you head there?

You can try your hand at some of the Riddler's riddles

Staying in tune with the website's connection with the Riddler in "The Batman," rataalada.com brings you into a chat conversation with someone we are meant to assume is the man himself. He offers you the chance to play a game and solve three riddles, and if you get them all correct, you will unlock "the truth." Fair warning though, these riddles are hard, and we aren't all experts at riddles like Batman appears to be. Even so, in "The Batman," Bruce has some help from Oswald Cobblepot (Colin Farrell), a.k.a. the Penguin, and Gordon, but in this case, you're on your own.

Adding to the feeling that you are talking to the real Riddler, a man who is an expert at codes, technology, and the like, the website is well aware of how much time you take between guesses, if you go to another tab to try and look up the answer, or even if you close the window entirely and return later to try again. If you think you are smart enough to conquer these three riddles and claim the prize, you can head to the website and see what you unlock.

Before now, the site was active for quite a while, but it previously featured other riddles that would unlock promotional material, like police sketches of Batman from the Gotham City Police Department (via Collider). Considering its marketing success so far, who knows what else Warner Bros. might do with the site. 

If you solve three riddles, you unlock an article image of the Wayne family

If you manage to get all three riddles correct — and there are only three total, the site doesn't cycle through others — then you can unlock a secret image of the Wayne family from before Bruce's parents' death, with Thomas Wayne (Luke Roberts), Martha Wayne (Stella Stocker), and a young Bruce (Oscar Novak) relaxing on the floor of their lush home. In the film, the Riddler's personal connection to the Wayne family through the orphanage and the corruption that he believes Thomas is responsible for play a major part in his overall plan. So, it makes sense that one of the secrets the Riddler reveals is connected to this part of Bruce's past. 

The caption underneath the photo describes the image as having been taken during the elder Wayne's mayoral campaign, while also mentioning the Renewal Corporation. The Renewal Corporation initially begins as a well-intentioned mission, only to be taken over and manipulated by the criminals of Gotham to hide the manufacturing of a drug called "Drops," as well as plenty of other heinous crimes. If you visit the site again after you've solved the riddles and received the first image, you might also get another image of a message in the Riddler's code. Can you solve it? 

Who knows, there could even be more on the site to discover, which might either lead to additional material related to "The Batman," or something that hints at the Riddler's future.