History Characters / Watchmen

1st Dec '16 4:53:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* LanternJawOfJustice: He has a very impressive chin, as befitting his "perfect human specimen" image.
6th Oct '16 8:39:42 PM DustSnitch
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* PassingTheTorch: Handed off the heroship to a fan of vigilantes and nocturnal fowl, and retires to be a mechanic and neighborhood old guy. [[spoiler: Until his head is bashed in by a mob of punks for being vaguely related to the controversial {{Badass}} and WellIntentionedExtremist Rorschach, that is.]]

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* PassingTheTorch: Handed off the heroship to a fan of vigilantes and nocturnal fowl, and retires to be a mechanic and neighborhood old guy. [[spoiler: Until his head is bashed in by a mob of punks for being vaguely related to the controversial {{Badass}} badass and WellIntentionedExtremist Rorschach, that is.]]



* {{Badass}}: He's one of the key reasons [[AlternateHistory America wins]] TheVietnamWar.


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* OneManArmy: He's one of the key reasons [[AlternateHistory America wins]] TheVietnamWar.
19th Sep '16 4:55:10 PM thatother1dude
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* CompleteImmortality: The only thing that slows him down is the same thing that gave him his powers, and since he already overcame that problem to begin with, it's more of a minor hindrance than anything else.

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* CompleteImmortality: The There's only thing that slows one known way of destroying Dr. Manhattan's body, and that's by disintegrating him down is through the same thing method that gave him his powers, power. That doesn't even matter, because [[FightingAShadow Dr. Manhattan's mind and since he already overcame that problem to begin with, it's more powers exist outside of his physical body]], and no has even ''guessed'' what could possibly destroy or debilitate those. He doesn't need his body, and can easily make a minor hindrance new one if its destroyed (much faster than anything else. he made his first).



* TheDisembodied: A MagicalParticleAccelerator tore apart Jon's body, but his mind continued to exist. Apparently thanks to [[EnlightenmentSuperpowers knowledge of nuclear physics and mechanical design]], his mind found itself still able to affect the physical universe, even remaking his body. This was and ''remains'' his true existence, as his still-disembodied mind does not rely on his physical body for a continued existence--his body isn't just replaceable, it seems to just be a convenience.



* {{Expy}}: Of ComicBook/CaptainAtom. There are also elements of Franchise/{{Superman}}, a fact even commented on by characters in the story. His origin as a simple meek scientist caught in a science experiment echoes that of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' and other Marvel origins, putting a quantum spin to their ILoveNuclearPower origin stories.

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* {{Expy}}: Of ComicBook/CaptainAtom. There are also elements of Franchise/{{Superman}}, a fact even commented on by characters in the story.story (Superman being a fictional character in ''Watchmen'' just as in real life). His origin as a simple meek scientist caught in a science experiment echoes that of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' and other Marvel origins, putting a quantum spin to their ILoveNuclearPower origin stories.



* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: Dr. Manhattan sees it this way. All life on Earth could end, "and the universe would not even notice."

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* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: The way Dr. Manhattan sees it this way. All it, all life on Earth could end, "and the universe would not even notice."



* MonsterModesty: Inverted with Doc Manhattan, who becomes increasingly immodest as he gets further from his humanity.

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* MonsterModesty: Inverted with Doc Manhattan, who He becomes increasingly immodest as he gets further from his humanity.



* SelfMadeMan: Both in the sense that he came from working class roots to become a nuclear physicist, and in the most literal sense possible when he reconstructed himself at the quantum level.

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* SelfMadeMan: Both in the sense that he came from working class roots to become a nuclear physicist, and in the most literal sense possible when [[SelfConstructedBeing he reconstructed himself at the quantum level.level]].
3rd Aug '16 12:47:07 AM damus2300
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* TradeYourPassionForGlory: Rorschach sees him as a sellout.
22nd Jul '16 4:20:00 AM ManEFaces
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* PowerfulAndHelpless: Jon laments that despite all his vast power, he is just a puppet of a deterministic universe who can see the strings and cannot alter the future even if it ends in the destruction of humanity.
21st Jul '16 6:06:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** After the heroes try to foil his plan, he explains how DangerouslyGenreSavvy he is.

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** After the heroes try to foil his plan, he explains how DangerouslyGenreSavvy he is.this.
21st Jul '16 3:49:12 PM intastiel
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* HeroicBuild: When you're rebuilding your body ''ex nihilo'', you might as well treat yourself to some abs.



* NighInvulnerability: Minus the "nigh". See CompleteImmortality.



* PhysicalGod: Explicitly stated by Milton Glass.

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* PhysicalGod: Explicitly Though Dr. Manhattan disputes the trope, it's explicitly stated by Milton Glass.



* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Averted. His presence and abilities have definitely solved many of the world's problems. (Not as many as he ''could'' solve, though.) Lampshaded by Niteowl I. He states that he plans to run a car repair shop after he puts up the cape, saying that even Dr. Manhattan can't change cars. Manhattan then explains how he can do ''exactly that''.

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Averted. His presence and abilities have definitely solved many of the world's problems. (Not as many as he ''could'' solve, though.) Lampshaded by Niteowl Nite Owl I. He states that he plans to run a car repair shop after he puts up the cape, saying that even Dr. Manhattan can't change cars. Manhattan then explains how he can do ''exactly that''.



* SelfMadeMan: Both in the sense that he came from working class roots to become a nuclear physicist, and in ''the most literal sense possible'' when he reconstructed himself at the quantum level.

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* SelfMadeMan: Both in the sense that he came from working class roots to become a nuclear physicist, and in ''the the most literal sense possible'' possible when he reconstructed himself at the quantum level.
14th Jul '16 6:09:48 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* RedHeadedHero
2nd Jul '16 9:26:55 AM kkhohoho
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-->[[spoiler:'''Veidt''']]: "He understood. In then end, he understood".

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-->[[spoiler:'''Veidt''']]: "He understood. In then the end, he understood".



* JerkassHasAPoint: His major trademark, Comedian is a complete asshole, however much of the things he says to antagonize others, villain and hero alike often have some--or much--truth to it. For example, he was one of the first to notice Dr. Manhattan's humanity beginning to falter when Manhattan didn't even try to stop him from [[spoiler: killing a woman pregnant with his child.]]

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* JerkassHasAPoint: His major trademark, trademark. Comedian is a complete asshole, however but much of the things he says to antagonize others, villain and hero alike others often have some--or much--truth to it. For example, he was one of the first to notice Dr. Manhattan's humanity beginning to falter when Manhattan didn't even try to stop him from [[spoiler: killing a woman pregnant with his child.]]
27th Jun '16 4:59:27 AM ading
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* AGodAmI: A deconstruction. Having godlike power and ([[SubvertedTrope seemingly but actually not quite]]) near total omnipotence has led to Jon casually forgetting what it was to be human, and just becoming generally apathetic about life in general. [[spoiler: Once he comes to believe that life itself ''does'', in fact, have some sort of intriguing, intrinsic value, he decides to ''become a god'' by creating life somewhere in the Andromeda Galaxy as a sort of experiment.]]
** [[ArcWelding Thirty-three years later]], we find out what that life became: [[spoiler: ComicBook/TheNew52]]

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* AGodAmI: A deconstruction. Having godlike power and ([[SubvertedTrope seemingly but actually not quite]]) near total omnipotence has led to Jon casually forgetting what it was to be human, and just becoming generally apathetic about life in general. [[spoiler: Once AGodIAmNot: Despite being nearly omnipotent, he comes to believe states that life itself ''does'', in fact, have some sort of intriguing, intrinsic value, he decides to ''become doesn't think there is a god'' by creating life somewhere in the Andromeda Galaxy as a sort of experiment.]]
** [[ArcWelding Thirty-three years later]], we find out what that life became: [[spoiler: ComicBook/TheNew52]]
god, "and if there is, I'm not him".
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