History ComicBook / BeforeWatchmen

18th Feb '16 11:37:34 PM Dannykat
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Rolf Mueler]] was kicked out of the Nazis because he was too sick for them, and judging from the Comedian's dialogue, and his actions against Blanche and Hooded Justice, it's easy to see why.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Rolf Mueler]] was kicked out of the Nazis Nazi party because he was too sick for them, and judging from the Comedian's dialogue, and his actions against Blanche and Hooded Justice, them. Given what he did to Blanche, it's easy to see why.



* RedHerring: The child killer's identity was implied to be the man from Ursula's past. [[spoiler: Hooded Justice was the prime suspect; he wore a hood and similar colors. Numerous hints were dropped that he at least had some connection to the case. The true suspect being Rolf Mueler (who was the man from her past), with Eddie pointing out the FridgeLogic of him not being Justice, the age difference.]]

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* RedHerring: The child killer's identity was implied to be the man from Ursula's past. [[spoiler: Hooded Justice was the prime suspect; he wore a hood and similar colors. Numerous hints were dropped that he at least had some connection to the case. The true suspect culprit being Rolf Mueler (who was the man from her past), with Eddie pointing out the FridgeLogic of him not being Justice, given the age difference.]]
16th Sep '15 3:33:24 PM Berrenta
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* [[ObligatoryBondageSong Obligatory Kinky Cover]]: One of the alternate covers for ''Ozymandias #2'' has Adrian being somewhat suggestively strangled by a strange woman in costume.

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* [[ObligatoryBondageSong Obligatory Kinky Cover]]: ObligatoryBondageSong: One of the alternate covers for ''Ozymandias #2'' has Adrian being somewhat suggestively strangled by a strange woman in costume.



* RoadTripEpisode

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* RoadTripEpisodeRoadTripPlot
7th Aug '15 10:09:01 AM JCCyC
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Does [[spoiler:Greg]] get back from [[spoiler:Vietnam]] alive? We never know.
13th Jul '15 11:23:06 AM beack7
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[BaseBreaker Controversially,]] [[UnfortunateImplications The Comedian.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[BaseBreaker Controversially,]] [[UnfortunateImplications The Comedian.]]



* CallForward: Pretty much the reason (aesthetically) that this series exists.

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* CallForward: Pretty much the The reason (aesthetically) that this series exists.



* TheAlcoholic: As in the original, Byron Lewis. Some of the reasons are brought to the fore -- the sheer terrifying difficulty of doing what he did day in and day out (basically jump off of tall buildings, in the course of an already stressful career, and hope it worked, every single time) eventually broke him.

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* TheAlcoholic: As in the original, Byron Lewis. Some of the reasons are brought to the fore -- the sheer terrifying difficulty of doing what he did day in and day out (basically jump (jump off of tall buildings, in the course of an already stressful career, and hope it worked, every single time) eventually broke him.



* YouCantFightFate: That's the feeling Edgar got when coming face to face with Dr. Manhattan, who could do the amazing feats of power Edgar only could pretend to do with magic. He saw no possible way to outrun or defeat him, ending up in jail. The further conflicts he had with Ozymandias and The Comedian were pretty much pointless as long as Manhattan existed.

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* YouCantFightFate: That's the feeling Edgar got when coming face to face with Dr. Manhattan, who could do the amazing feats of power Edgar only could pretend to do with magic. He saw no possible way to outrun or defeat him, ending up in jail. The further conflicts he had with Ozymandias and The Comedian were pretty much pointless as long as Manhattan existed.



* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler: ''Dan's'' dad is abusive, in pretty much a direct reversal of the fanon sensibility that Adrian's parents were abusive Nazis and Dan's were ineffectual but well-meaning.]]

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* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler: ''Dan's'' dad is abusive, in pretty much a direct reversal of the fanon sensibility that Adrian's parents were abusive Nazis and Dan's were ineffectual but well-meaning.]]
13th Jul '15 11:16:50 AM Derpyhooves1
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[BaseBreaker Controversially,]] [[UnfortunateImplications The Comedian.]]


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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Hooded Justice and Captain Metropolis]]. Especially [[spoiler:Hooded Justice]].
12th May '15 6:47:58 AM Lythande
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* FeelingTheirAge: Hollis starts to feel old in the 1950s, having endured the murder of his close friend Silhouette, a HUAC investigation, and the "Friend of the Children" investigation, [[spoiler: which resulted in Nite Owl killing Hooded Justice after being led to believe that he'd been kidnapping and murdering kids]]. After Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias start appearing, he decides that he's really not needed anymore.
5th Apr '15 12:35:49 AM DrPsyche
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Ursula is better-looking and more feminine than her portrayal in the original Watchmen.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Darwin's stylistic art makes everyone look quite good. Ursula is better-looking and more feminine than her portrayal in the original Watchmen.Watchmen, Hooded Justice is drawn more super heroic with IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery getting rid of his odd looking eyes sticking out from the hood. Young Eddie's downright handsome in the more cartoonish style.
27th Jan '15 10:06:41 PM Anicomicgeek
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* CreatorBacklash: Halfway. Dave Gibbons just wished that the artists and writers involved pay tribute to their work, and appreciated DCComics' [[MilestoneCelebration reasons]] for the initiative. However, Creator/AlanMoore, still having his vendetta against DCComics, called it "completely shameless", and said it would turn it into just another serial that is just like anything else, instead of the thing that he and Gibbons made as a limited series and they thought was special and complete.



* RecycledScript: The Crimebusters scene in particular.
* [[SequelGap Prequel Gap]]: Around 25 years after the last issue of Watchmen was initially published.
* ScheduleSlip: Several of the series have been delayed for unspecified reasons.



* RecycledScript: Subverted when the Crimebusters scene is presented in a retconned version that doesn't correlate with what it was like in the original ''Watchmen''.



* RecycledScript:
** Several passages where Adrian describes his past are taken verbatim from the original ''Watchmen.'' The first issue is about 50% recycled, in fact.
** The Crimebusters scene is repeated word for word, but with new art.
** The part where Moloch meets Adrian after being released from prison has Adrian greeting him saying the exact same thing as in the ''Moloch'' series, though Adrian's posture isn't the same, and his car is a different model.
8th Jan '15 10:18:38 PM Gaon
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* {{Übermensch}}: Rawhead comments tis is the gist of Rorscharch's mask. It makes one feel above society by removing their face.

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* {{Übermensch}}: {{Ubermensch}}: Rawhead comments tis is the gist of Rorscharch's mask. It makes one feel above society by removing their face.
8th Jan '15 10:17:57 PM Gaon
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* AnonimityCorrupts: 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.]]



* {{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.]]



* VigilateExecution: [[spoiler: Rawhead's demise. The irony is Rawhead dies when he is trying to stop people from comitting crime, but these people in turn lynch him.]]

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* VigilateExecution: [[spoiler: Rawhead's demise. The irony is {{Übermensch}}: Rawhead dies when he comments tis is trying to stop people from comitting crime, but these people in turn lynch him.]]the gist of Rorscharch's mask. It makes one feel above society by removing their face.
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