History Fridge / Watchmen

23rd Apr '16 6:05:06 PM SirSapphire
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* It's a small thing, but Dan's Nite-Owl costume incorporates goggles rather than a smaller and simpler domino mask. That's because ''Dan wears glasses,'' and judging by his unmasked scenes [[ClarkKentOutfit he actually needs them.]]
18th Apr '16 11:27:19 AM GrigorII
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* The whole "not a Republic serial villain" thing. Usually, when someone says that "ThisIsReality", those motives are attributed to a saturday morning cartoon villain. Why not here? Why this arcane reference instead? Because, in the Watchmen world, comic book superheroes do not exist anymore since one or two generations ago. And, as a result, the concept itself of a "supervillain" and the associated tropes codified by the superhero genre are slightly different than in our world.
14th Apr '16 2:05:24 PM MikaHaeli8
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* ''99 Luftballons'' is a cheerful song about a nuclear holocaust sung in German. [[spoiler:What's Veidt's ethnic background again?]]

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* Probably unintentional, but ''99 Luftballons'' is a cheerful song about a nuclear holocaust sung in German. [[spoiler:What's Veidt's ethnic background again?]]
14th Apr '16 2:03:55 PM MikaHaeli8
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* Some veiwers may complain about the [[spoiler: altered ending but thematically it ties very well into '''Dr. Manhattan'''. He is a god-like force that humanity is losing controls of, similar to how nuclear power fills man with both fear and awe.]]

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* Some veiwers may complain about the [[spoiler: altered ending but thematically it ties very well into '''Dr. Manhattan'''. He is a god-like force that humanity is losing controls of, similar to how nuclear power fills man with both fear and awe.]]]]
* ''99 Luftballons'' is a cheerful song about a nuclear holocaust sung in German. [[spoiler:What's Veidt's ethnic background again?]]
8th Mar '16 11:59:38 AM PilotAbilene
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** The same way "Citizen Kane" could only have worked as a film, and "Sgt. Pepper" could only have worked as a music recording, "Watchmen" could only have worked as a graphic novel, showing the unique ways you can tell a story in the medium.
16th Jan '16 6:06:41 PM SPBurke
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* The incredible symmetry that slowly unveils itself over the course of the book.
**"Watchmen" originally ran for 12 issues, and there are 12 hands on a clock.
** How does Adrian succeed in his plan? Doing something ahead of time.
** The term "Watchmen" refers to both costumed heroes and Jon's original desire to be a watchmaker.
** Thanks to the nine panel grid, the story moves with the beats and precision of a clock.
** Dr. Manhattan experiences time in a non-linear fashion. How is the story told? Primarily through flashback, i.e. non-linearly. In fact, since Dr. Manhattan can perceive all of time at once, it could be argued we're seeing the story from HIS perspective.
** The same way "Citizen Kane" could only have worked as a film, and "Sgt. Pepper" could only have worked as a music recording, "Watchmen" could only have worked as a graphic novel, showing the unique ways you can tell a story in the medium.
15th Jan '16 11:48:36 PM Anddrix
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**** Ironically, I came to just the ''opposite'' degree of Brilliance when it came to Ozy's name. Adrian realizes he's the best, he's the brightest, he has all the best plans and everything is going his way with hardly any visible effort. He conquers (metaphorically) the known world. He comes up with a plan that, while horrific, will unify the entire world, and it ''works.'' Then he gets called out on it that it's at best a stop-gap, a band-aid on the sucking chest wound that is humanity's self-destructive nature. Rather than rage at such a notion, he ''admits the possibility.'' Adrian doesn't miss his own faults, he KNOWS them. So he either specifically took on the name knowing his faults, he specifically took it on to prove he could OVERCOME those faults unlike Alexander, or maybe it was one big in-universe TakeThat at folks who didn't look past the surface of things. After all, most folks have heard some rendition of the whole "Look upon my works" epitaph, but have [[ViewersAreMorons no idea]] that it was an ironic-in-hindsight statement that was all that remained of the base of a ruined, forgotten structure.

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**** Ironically, I came to just the ''opposite'' degree of Brilliance when it came to Ozy's name. Adrian realizes he's the best, he's the brightest, he has all the best plans and everything is going his way with hardly any visible effort. He conquers (metaphorically) the known world. He comes up with a plan that, while horrific, will unify the entire world, and it ''works.'' Then he gets called out on it that it's at best a stop-gap, a band-aid on the sucking chest wound that is humanity's self-destructive nature. Rather than rage at such a notion, he ''admits the possibility.'' Adrian doesn't miss his own faults, he KNOWS them. So he either specifically took on the name knowing his faults, he specifically took it on to prove he could OVERCOME those faults unlike Alexander, or maybe it was one big in-universe TakeThat at folks who didn't look past the surface of things. After all, most folks have heard some rendition of the whole "Look upon my works" epitaph, but have [[ViewersAreMorons no idea]] idea that it was an ironic-in-hindsight statement that was all that remained of the base of a ruined, forgotten structure.
19th Aug '15 9:59:42 PM RhymeBeat
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* In the opening montage, Neil Armstrong is shown to say "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky." There's an urban legend in which Armstrong said that shortly after climbing down from the LEM; the story goes that he overheard an argument between his boyhood neighbors, the Gorskys, in which Mrs. Gorsky responded to her husband's request for fellatio with "Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!" Since ''Watchmen'' is set in an AlternateTimeLine, it's plausible that what in our world is mere urban legend might in that world have actually occurred.

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* In the opening montage, Neil Armstrong is shown to say "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky." There's an urban legend in which Armstrong said that shortly after climbing down from the LEM; the story goes that he overheard an argument between his boyhood neighbors, the Gorskys, in which Mrs. Gorsky responded to her husband's request for fellatio with "Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!" Since ''Watchmen'' is set in an AlternateTimeLine, it's plausible that what in our world is mere urban legend might in that world have actually occurred.occurred.
*Some veiwers may complain about the [[spoiler: altered ending but thematically it ties very well into '''Dr. Manhattan'''. He is a god-like force that humanity is losing controls of, similar to how nuclear power fills man with both fear and awe.]]
18th Aug '15 2:13:04 PM Prfnoff
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** Moore was saying this long before ''BeforeWatchmen''. He was talking more about the whole DarkAgeOfComics and how so many creators only used the surface trappings of Rorschach. It's all [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/alan-moore,13740/ right here]].

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** Moore was saying this long before ''BeforeWatchmen''.''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen''. He was talking more about the whole DarkAgeOfComics and how so many creators only used the surface trappings of Rorschach. It's all [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/alan-moore,13740/ right here]].
26th Jul '15 12:21:16 AM 666metalupyourass
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***Not really, it doesn´t.
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