History ComicBook / BeforeWatchmen

30th Nov '17 8:14:01 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler:Attracted by the anonymity wearing Rorschach's mask gives him, Rawhead takes to the streets to beat up some looters who are taking advantage of the blackout. Unfortunately for him, he's not as good a fighter as Rorschach, and they unceremoniously beat him to death.]]
30th Nov '17 8:11:20 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rawhead and the Bard get what they deserve, but the only truly sympathetic character (Nancy) ends up traumatized for life and leaving the city, which has the side-effect of damning the last shot at humanity Rorscharch had. And in the end, when it's all said and done, it's clear that despite Rorscharch's quest to fight crime, the world remains as rotten as always and nothing will change.]]
* BondVillainStupidity: As a result of his inflated ego, Rawhead always decides to capture Rorscharch and have fun with him rather than just kill him.
* TheCameo: [[Film/TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]] comes to Rorscharch's aid in issue two.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Rawhead and the Bard get what they deserve, but the only truly sympathetic character (Nancy) ends up traumatized for life and leaving the city, which has the side-effect of damning the last shot at humanity Rorscharch Rorschach had. And in the end, when it's all said and done, it's clear that despite Rorscharch's Rorschach's quest to fight crime, the world remains as rotten as always and nothing will change.]]
* BondVillainStupidity: As a result of his inflated ego, Rawhead always decides to capture Rorscharch Rorschach and have fun with him rather than just kill him.
him. [[spoiler:Ironically this ''isn't'' what gets him killed, at least not directly.]]
* TheCameo: [[Film/TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]] comes to Rorscharch's Rorschach's aid in issue two.



* DeadpanSnarker: Rorscheard is in top form.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Rorscheard Rorschach is in top form.



* TheDragon: "Lucky", Rawhead's main henchman who is more than able to match up Rorscharch in a fistfight.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Rawhead after [[spoiler: putting Rorscharch's mask]].

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* TheDragon: "Lucky", Rawhead's main henchman who is more than able to match up Rorscharch Rorschach in a fistfight.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Strangely inverted; Rawhead gets "Drunk on the light side" after [[spoiler: putting Rorscharch's mask]].on Rorschach's mask and deciding to go do some vigilantism]].



* {{GIFT}}: For every character who's not Rorscharch, anonimity comes as a curse. When the blackout happens, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark everyone turns to crime]] and [[spoiler: Rawhead, when wearing Rorscharch's mask, decides to do crimefigthing, only to be executed himself.]]
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Rorscharch's torturing a man while a porn movie plays.
* LeftForDead: Happens to Rorscharch.

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* {{GIFT}}: For every character who's not Rorscharch, anonimity Rorschach, anonymity comes as a curse. When the blackout happens, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark everyone turns to crime]] and [[spoiler: Rawhead, [[spoiler:Rawhead, when wearing Rorscharch's Rorschach's mask, decides to do crimefigthing, play at crimefighting, only to be executed murdered himself.]]
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Rorscharch's Rorschach's torturing a man while a porn movie plays.
* LeftForDead: Happens to Rorscharch.Rorschach.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Rawhead is executed]].

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Rawhead is executed]].beaten to death by some looters while attempting to play at being Rorschach]].



* MadeOfIron: Rorscharch is pretty roughed up by Rawhead's men, but he pushes on.

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* MadeOfIron: Rorscharch Rorschach is pretty roughed up by Rawhead's men, but he pushes on.



* RightHandAttackDog: Rawhead has a tiger. [[spoiler: Ironically it is siced ''against'' him by Rorscharch]].

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* RightHandAttackDog: Rawhead has a tiger. [[spoiler: Ironically it is siced used ''against'' him by Rorscharch]].Rorschach]].



* SerialKiller: The Bard, a maniac who murders women, strips them naked, carves faux-meaningful philosophical ramblings onto their corpses, and leaves them in public places to be found.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Ultimately [[spoiler:subverted by Nancy; she is approached by the Bard while she's waiting for Rorschach, who slashes her throat and carves words into her body, but she survives to identify him and comes out of the story alive, albeit traumatised]].



* TortureTechnician: Both Rorscharch and Lucky.

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* TortureTechnician: Both Rorscharch Rorschach and Lucky.



* {{Ubermensch}}: Rawhead comments tis is the gist of Rorscharch's mask. It makes one feel above society by removing their face.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The central theme of the story. For example, when the city blacks out, the city becomes chaotic and violent, and Rorscharch takes this as a statement of the city's [[HumansAreBastards nature]].

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* {{Ubermensch}}: Rawhead comments tis this is the gist of Rorscharch's mask. It makes one feel above society by removing their face.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The central theme of the story. For example, when the city blacks out, the city becomes chaotic and violent, and Rorscharch takes this as a statement of the city's [[HumansAreBastards nature]].
20th Sep '17 2:35:39 PM JulianLapostat
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''Before Watchmen'' is a 2012-13 comics miniseries set in the world of Creator/AlanMoore and Dave Gibbons' ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. The event was launched in celebration of Watchmen's 25th anniversary.

Each of the miniseries involves some of the best talents in the comics industry to date. This event's purpose is to explore the backstory, characters and setting of ''Watchmen'' (comics continuity only), as any previous history not shown in the original series is in hard to find RPG's and supplementary materials.

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''Before Watchmen'' is a 2012-13 comics miniseries set in the world of Creator/AlanMoore and Dave Gibbons' ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. The event was launched in celebration of Watchmen's 25th anniversary.

anniversary. Both Moore ''and'' Dave Gibbons insist that the prequels are not canonical.

Each of the miniseries involves some of the best talents in the comics industry to date. This event's purpose is to explore the backstory, characters and setting of ''Watchmen'' (comics continuity only), as any previous history not shown in the original series is in hard to find RPG's and supplementary materials.
materials.
29th Jun '17 2:40:20 PM draph91
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Rawhead is executed

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Rawhead is executed executed]].
2nd May '17 10:51:34 PM eldar101
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* YellowPeril: Japanese are considered the enemies as the war rages, and as it ends. When Eddie goes Solo he's seen killing armed Japanese gangsters. Two new heroes, Bluecoat and Scout, inform the heroes of a plot by bitter Japanese after the war ended. They all plan to blow up the Statue of Liberty, so they team up with the remainder of the Minutemen to go in there, guns a-blazing, and slurs a-saying. Bluecoat and Scout are based on a fictional comic, where the titular heroes beat up the "evil Japanese." [[spoiler: Turns out that the two are actually Japanese themselves, a father and son who had lost their wife/mother in the internment camps, and the boy's grandfather is starting the whole scheme. The two did not want so many people to die, so they teamed with the Minutemen to stop them, dressing as the all-American heroes lest they be distrusted.]]

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* YellowPeril: Japanese are considered the enemies as the war rages, and as it ends. When Eddie goes Solo he's seen killing armed Japanese gangsters. Two new heroes, Bluecoat and Scout, inform the heroes of a plot by bitter Japanese after the war ended. They all plan to blow up the Statue of Liberty, so they team up with the remainder of the Minutemen to go in there, guns a-blazing, and slurs a-saying.Minutemen. Bluecoat and Scout are based on a fictional comic, where the titular heroes beat up the "evil Japanese." [[spoiler: Turns out that the two are actually Japanese themselves, a father and son who had lost their wife/mother in the internment camps, and the boy's grandfather is starting the whole scheme. The two did not want so many people to die, so they teamed with the Minutemen to stop them, dressing as the all-American heroes lest they be distrusted.]]
26th Apr '17 3:52:59 PM DrPsyche
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* AscendedExtra: Goes hand in hand with the above trope, Dollar Bill had no lines in the original series, and Silhouette is given a fairly prominent role despite only saying one sentence in the comic. All the Minutemen get their personalities expanded upon.

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* AscendedExtra: Goes hand in hand with The comic centers on a cast of some of the above trope, most minor characters in the series so this trope is a given. Dollar Bill had no lines in the original series, and Silhouette is given a fairly prominent role despite only saying one sentence in the comic. All the Minutemen get their personalities expanded upon.
11th Apr '17 10:48:20 PM DrPsyche
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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Hollis becomes this by stories end. His good work ethic and honesty made him a local hero out of uniform and in-uniform he became one of the most well liked heroes, even having a parade thrown for him in the end when he rescues a missing child. He's one of the only Minutemen to survive with his health and reputation intact having escaped many of the scandals that claimed his companions.
6th Apr '17 5:22:27 PM DrPsyche
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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Hooded Justice and Captain Metropolis]]. Especially [[spoiler:Hooded Justice]].
16th Mar '17 11:01:00 PM Tork
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* RetCon: [[spoiler:Some implications Adrian made in the original comic such as Hooded Justice's fate and WhoKilledJFK turned out to be false.]]
16th Mar '17 9:15:03 PM Tork
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** Likewise, you know in ''Minutemen'' that some of these characters won't make it all the way through.
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