History Heartwarming / Watchmen

28th Apr '15 11:21:50 PM NWolfman
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** In the following scene when they're flying to Ozymandias's lair and Daniel is having some turbulence trouble, Rorschach tells him to put up in the most awkwardly polite way possible. It shows that he really took what had just happened to heart and is trying to be a nicer guy.
14th Mar '15 11:12:12 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Adrian Veidt's Vietnamese servants talking to the interviewer. "He is not one of your pop music stars. He does not inject drugs, or treat young women badly. Make sure you say that."
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* Adrian Veidt's Vietnamese servants talking to the interviewer. "He "[[TakeThat He is not one of your pop music stars. stars.]] [[HonestCorporateExecutive He does not inject drugs, or treat young women badly. Make sure you say that."]]"

* When Ozymandias says" "I did it. I DID IT!, I saved Earth from hell. Next I'll help her towards Utopia. It is as Rameses said: "Canaan is devestated, Ashkelon is fallen, Gezer is ruined, venoam is reduced to nothing, Israel is desolate and her seed is no more, and Palestine has become a widow for Egypt, all countries are unified and pacified."
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* When Ozymandias says" "I did it. I DID IT!, IT! I saved Earth from hell. Next I'll help her towards Utopia. It is as Rameses said: "Canaan is devestated, Ashkelon is fallen, Gezer is ruined, venoam Venoam is reduced to nothing, Israel is desolate and her seed is no more, and Palestine has become a widow for Egypt, all countries are unified and pacified."

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* Just before the end of the book, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Laurie found out that the Comedian was her dad, and forgives him.]] But that's not the most touching bit. [[spoiler: It's revealed that, despite everything, despite the attempted rape and beating her up, despite the horrible, CrapsackWorld that is Watchmen's Earth, that Sally truly loved Eddie and misses him terribly.]] And the last thing we see is her [[spoiler: kissing his face on the Minutemen portrait.]] For all the trouble it gave them, they made up and fell in love.
25th Dec '14 2:03:12 PM Quanyails
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* Probably an odd one, but I always get a little emotional reading Rorschach [[spoiler: begging Dr. Manhattan to kill him]], because he knows that he [[spoiler:if he survives]], his nature demands that he expose the truth about [[spoiler:Ozymandias' {{plan}}]].
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* Probably an odd one, but I always get a little emotional reading Rorschach [[spoiler: begging Dr. Manhattan to kill him]], because he knows that he [[spoiler:if he survives]], his nature demands that he expose the truth about [[spoiler:Ozymandias' {{plan}}]].
25th Dec '14 2:01:33 PM Quanyails
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** His [[strike: mask]] [[TheFaceless face]] ''smiles''. It ''smiles''.
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** His [[strike: mask]] [[TheFaceless face]] ''smiles''. It ''smiles''.

*** My brother thoughtfully suggested that these scenes before all the destruction was a possible refutation to Ozymandias' pessimistic belief that humanity would be doomed to destroy itself without outside intervention. * For this troper, easily the biggest is Nite Owl and Silk Spectre saving a bunch of people from a burning building. An incredible release to see that even in ''Watchmen'''s {{Crapsack World}}, there's still room for self-proclaimed heroes to perform pure, unambiguous acts of heroism.
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*** My brother thoughtfully suggested that these These scenes before all the destruction was a possible refutation to Ozymandias' pessimistic belief that humanity would be doomed to destroy itself without outside intervention. * For this troper, easily the biggest is Nite Owl and Silk Spectre saving a bunch of people from a burning building. An incredible release to see that even in ''Watchmen'''s {{Crapsack World}}, ''Watchmen''[='=]s CrapsackWorld, there's still room for self-proclaimed heroes to perform pure, unambiguous acts of heroism.

** I think what stops Rorschach in his tracks is the fact that he identifies himself with the children at that point. His mother was a prostitute, he had a miserable life about it. The fact that his landlady's children don't know yet, that they are sheltered from it, is what stops him. His mom being a prostitute, and him being aware, is what contributed him to being Rorschach. By backing down, doesn't Rorschack offer these kids a better life than he had? (They'll find out anyway, but at least it's not him who broke it to them). ** Also, as the landlady says this, she is hugging two of her children, trying to comfort them as the scary man confronts her. I somehow doubt Rorcharch's mom was much of a hugger.
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** I think what What stops Rorschach in his tracks is the fact that he identifies himself with the children at that point. His mother was a prostitute, he had a miserable life about it. The fact that his landlady's children don't know yet, that they are sheltered from it, is what stops him. His mom being a prostitute, and him being aware, is what contributed him to being Rorschach. By backing down, doesn't Rorschack Rorschach offer these kids a better life than he had? (They'll find out anyway, but at least it's not him who broke it to them). ** Also, as the landlady says this, she is hugging two of her children, trying to comfort them as the scary man confronts her. I somehow doubt Rorcharch's mom was much of a hugger.

* A little quote from Rorschach (funny how he keeps making it into this entry): "Nothing is hopeless - not while there's life"
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* A little quote from Rorschach (funny how he keeps making it into this entry): "Nothing is hopeless - not while there's life" life."

* In Watchmen, after Dr. Manhattan gives his speech about how miraculous human life is, his ship lands on a giant smiley face on Mars. The fact that there actually is a smiley face on Mars makes it especially heartwarming. * Rorschach's awkward little handshake with Nite Owl, along with his admission that he's a difficult man to know, was so unexpected and nice that it made this troper almost {{squee}}.
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* In Watchmen, ''Watchmen'', after Dr. Manhattan gives his speech about how miraculous human life is, his ship lands on a giant smiley face on Mars. The fact that there actually is a smiley face on Mars makes it especially heartwarming. * Rorschach's awkward little handshake with Nite Owl, along with his admission that he's a difficult man to know, was so unexpected and nice that it made this troper almost {{squee}}.nice.
6th Apr '14 3:18:53 PM iowaforever
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** Before that scene, Nite Owl's BerserkButton gets pressed when he is informed of his predecessor's death. When he starts beating up the guy who breaks the news and curses at him, Rorschach (the guy who regularly beats people up at the bar they were in regularly) tells him to calm down, reminding Nite Owl "Not in front of civilians". This kinda shows (aside from a bit of HypocriticalHumor) that Rorschach isn't willing to beat people up for no reason and supposedly has a limit of sorts to his brutality.
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** Before that scene, Nite Owl's BerserkButton gets pressed when he is informed of his predecessor's death. When he starts beating up the guy who breaks the news and curses at him, Rorschach (the guy who regularly beats people up at the bar they were in regularly) in) tells him to calm down, reminding Nite Owl "Not in front of civilians". This kinda shows (aside from a bit of HypocriticalHumor) that Rorschach isn't willing to beat people up for no reason and supposedly has a limit of sorts to his brutality.
16th Feb '14 8:38:07 PM Wercury
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** His [[strike: mask]] [[BecomingTheMask face]] ''smiles''. It ''smiles''.
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** His [[strike: mask]] [[BecomingTheMask [[TheFaceless face]] ''smiles''. It ''smiles''.
19th Jan '14 10:35:54 PM nombretomado
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* Meta-example: While AlanMoore hated the idea of the upcoming prequel ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'', Dave Gibbons was more open to it. The heartwarming part is that he actually wished them well, and hopes it will be successful.
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* Meta-example: While AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore hated the idea of the upcoming prequel ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'', Dave Gibbons was more open to it. The heartwarming part is that he actually wished them well, and hopes it will be successful.
30th Sep '13 9:36:18 PM ledge
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** In his own weird way, Rorschach also shows how he cares about Daniel by preventing him from beating a knot-top to death after hearing that the gang murdered Hollis Mason. He knows that that's not Daniel's way.
7th Jul '13 6:21:29 PM AndyLA
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** Or it could be treated as CassandraTruth, given [[spoiler:how outlandish Ozymandias' plan is (Nite-Owl takes a ''long'' time to consider its conceivability, even as he sees it in action, and he is arguably the closest to a normal person in this story), and how fractured Rorschach's psyche has become over the years - people could simply write it off as another of his conspiracy theories.]]
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** Or it could be treated as CassandraTruth, given [[spoiler:how outlandish Ozymandias' plan is (Nite-Owl takes a ''long'' time to consider its conceivability, even as he sees it in action, and he is arguably the closest to a normal person in this story), and how fractured Rorschach's psyche has become over the years - people could simply write it off as another of his conspiracy theories.]]]] Adrian himself points this out after Rorschach leaves.
7th Jul '13 6:20:57 PM AndyLA
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* Probably an odd one, but I always get a little emotional reading Rorschach [[spoiler: begging Dr. Manhattan to kill him]], because he knows that he [[spoiler:if he survives]], his nature demands that he expose the truth about [[spoiler:Ozymandiaz's {{plan}}]].
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* Probably an odd one, but I always get a little emotional reading Rorschach [[spoiler: begging Dr. Manhattan to kill him]], because he knows that he [[spoiler:if he survives]], his nature demands that he expose the truth about [[spoiler:Ozymandiaz's {{plan}}]].[[spoiler:Ozymandias' {{plan}}]]. ** Or it could be treated as CassandraTruth, given [[spoiler:how outlandish Ozymandias' plan is (Nite-Owl takes a ''long'' time to consider its conceivability, even as he sees it in action, and he is arguably the closest to a normal person in this story), and how fractured Rorschach's psyche has become over the years - people could simply write it off as another of his conspiracy theories.]]
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