History Comicbook / Watchmen

2nd Dec '16 5:32:43 PM nighttrainfm
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* CassandraTruth: One of the knot-tops, Derf's girlfriend, accurately predicts the events of the false alien attack, alluding to a "big flash" and a "shockwave", but because she's on KT-28's, nobody even listens to her.
** Rorschach is quite correct in his belief that the Comedian's murder was part of a larger conspiracy, but due to his insanity, nobody takes his rants seriously until it's far too late to make a difference.

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* CassandraTruth: CassandraTruth:
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One of the knot-tops, Derf's girlfriend, accurately predicts the events of the false alien attack, alluding to a "big flash" and a "shockwave", but because she's on KT-28's, nobody even listens to her.
** Rorschach is quite correct in his belief that the Comedian's murder was part of a larger conspiracy, but due completely misidentifies the motive. Due to his insanity, nobody general behaviour, no-one takes his rants him seriously until it's far too late to make a difference.anyway.
30th Nov '16 5:23:14 PM nighttrainfm
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: No. No, you did not.



* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Ozymandias infects everyone who was close with Dr. Manhattan so the general public would suspect he's radioactive, driving him to leave earth.

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* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Ozymandias infects everyone who was close with Dr. Manhattan so the general public (and Manhattan himself) would suspect he's radioactive, driving him to leave earth.Earth.
25th Nov '16 11:08:19 AM nombretomado
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* SceneryCensor: Generally averted with Doctor Manhattan's nudity, but not always. There are a couple of pages in chapter three that look like something out of ''AustinPowers''.

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* SceneryCensor: Generally averted with Doctor Manhattan's nudity, but not always. There are a couple of pages in chapter three that look like something out of ''AustinPowers''.''Film/AustinPowers''.
6th Nov '16 8:28:38 AM DustSnitch
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* BadAss: Rorschach, The Comedian, Nite Owl, and Ozymandias.
5th Nov '16 8:16:48 PM Berrenta
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* InkstainAdaptation: Rorschach's antisocial, conspiracy-theory-indulging nature has found its way into modern characterizations of ComicBook/TheQuestion, of whom he is an {{Expy}}. In a TakeThat scene, a Question comic written shortly after the book's release had him read ''Watchmen'', attempt (unsuccessfully) to emulate Rorschach's methods, and ultimately conclude that Rorschach ''sucks''. Ironically, this view that Rorschach sucks aligns quite well with Creator/AlanMoore's original vision for the character, that he would be a completely unlikable sociopath instead of the [[EnsembleDarkhorse unexpected popularity]] [[MisaimedFandom he experienced.]]
23rd Oct '16 4:32:49 PM JoyfulRebel
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It is set in a realistic alternate reality that mirrors the early 20th Century, except that incognito heroes similar in kind and nature to the pulp heroes of novels and Republic Pictures serials actually existed, serving as costumed crime-fighters of varying levels of efficacy.

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It is set in a realistic alternate reality that mirrors the early late 20th Century, except that incognito heroes similar in kind and nature to the pulp heroes of novels and Republic Pictures serials actually existed, serving as costumed crime-fighters of varying levels of efficacy.
19th Oct '16 5:42:05 PM BatmanKalEl
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* TheGhost: Soviets --and the Soviet Union in general-- are mentioned constantly during all the story but they aren't never see onscreen.

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* TheGhost: Soviets --and the Soviet Union in general-- are mentioned constantly during all the story but they aren't never see seen onscreen.
8th Oct '16 7:49:51 AM StarSword
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** The 22nd Amendment was apparently never passed in this universe, and Watergate either never happened or didn't have its real-life effects, since UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is on his third term in office.

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** The 22nd Amendment was apparently never passed in this universe, and Watergate either never happened or didn't have its real-life effects, since UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is on his third fifth term in office.
8th Oct '16 7:48:55 AM StarSword
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* AbandonedWarChild: What the Comedian planned to do to a Vietnamese woman he impregnated. Instead, she attacked him with a broken bottle, scarring him for life, and he shot her dead.



* AlternateHistory: Doctor Manhattan greatly changed the world, since he can synthesize normally rare elements and win wars single-handedly. Oh, and vigilante groups played their part (as mundane as their members may have been -- The Comedian certainly [[BeenThereShapedHistory made a mark or two on history]]).
** Interestingly, despite being the setting's OneBigLie, Doctor Manhattan is not its PointOfDivergence. That would be the appearance of Hooded Justice in 1938, leading to the popularity of costumed vigilantism and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Pirates replacing superheroes as the subjects of comic books]].

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* AlternateHistory: AlternateHistory:
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Doctor Manhattan greatly changed the world, since he can synthesize normally rare elements and win wars single-handedly. Oh, and vigilante groups played their part (as mundane as their members may have been -- The Comedian certainly [[BeenThereShapedHistory made a mark or two on history]]).
** Interestingly, despite Despite being the setting's OneBigLie, though, Doctor Manhattan is not its PointOfDivergence. That would be the appearance of Hooded Justice in 1938, leading to the popularity of costumed vigilantism and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Pirates pirates replacing superheroes as the subjects of comic books]].books]].
** There's a movie star with an AlliterativeName running for President of the United States, but it's Creator/RobertRedford instead of Creator/RonaldReagan.
** The 22nd Amendment was apparently never passed in this universe, and Watergate either never happened or didn't have its real-life effects, since UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is on his third term in office.



** Rorschach suspects as much of Veidt.

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** Rorschach suspects as much of Veidt.Veidt, though as the sequence is told from Rorshach's perspective it's fifty-fifty whether Veidt is StraightGay or if it's just Rorshach being his usual sexually confused homophobic self.
25th Sep '16 8:22:43 AM dsneybuf
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->''"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? [[{{Woolseyism}} (Who watches the watchmen?)]]"''

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->''"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? [[{{Woolseyism}} (Who watches the watchmen?)]]"''watchmen?)"''
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