History NightmareFuel / Watchmen

20th Sep '17 2:45:16 PM TypeProton
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* The bit where Adrian opens up the vivarium dome and lets the snow in to cover the dead bodies of his three associates is truly unnerving. It can take more than one read-through of the comic before it even hits you as to what the hell just happened.

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* The bit where Adrian opens up the vivarium dome and lets [[spoiler:lets the snow in to cover the dead bodies of his three associates associates]] is truly unnerving. It can take more than one read-through of the comic before it even hits you as to what the hell just happened.



** As for what brought Dreiberg to such violent extremes? [[MoralEventHorizon The gruesome murder of his idol]], mentor and friend Mason by a sociopathic punk named Derf was both extremely violent and sad, as Mason was a retired hero and was ambushed and killed "by his own trophy breaking his skull". If there was anything pleasant out of Ozymandias crime was that douche's bloody corpse.

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** As for what brought Dreiberg to such violent extremes? [[MoralEventHorizon [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon The gruesome murder of his idol]], mentor and friend Mason Mason]] by a sociopathic punk named Derf was both extremely violent and sad, as Mason [[spoiler:Mason was a retired hero hero]] and was ambushed and killed "by his own trophy breaking his skull". If there was anything pleasant out of Ozymandias crime [[spoiler:Ozymandias' crime]], it was that douche's bloody corpse.



*** Three little kids, all dressed up for Halloween, are trick-or-treating. They come to a place they go to every year. The guy who lives there used to be a superhero, and he's an awesome guy. Friendly and always there to help. And then they see a bunch of thugs leaving the place. The door is open. They walk up the steps, trying to tell Hollis Mason they're here for trick-or-treating, like every other year. And they find the whole place trashed completely. And there, on the floor, is the body of Hollis Mason, with his skull caved in. In full view for them to see. That's how you get scarred for life right there.
* Veidt's ultimate plan ''weaponizes'' in-universe NightmareFuel, where the mock-up "alien squid's" psychic attack incorporates fictional alien worlds invented by a professional science fiction novelist, which adds to the overwhelming effect on those killed and will be burned into the minds of the survivors.
* A lingering implication or possibility at the end of the comic that Veidt's actions to unite the world, [[MoralEventHorizon horrific]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist though]] [[KillThemAll they]] [[BatmanGambit were]], were all for nothing.

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*** Three little kids, all dressed up for Halloween, are trick-or-treating. They come to a place they go to every year. The guy who lives there used to be a superhero, and he's an awesome guy. Friendly and always there to help. And then they see a bunch of thugs leaving the place. The door is open. They walk up the steps, trying to tell Hollis Mason they're here for trick-or-treating, like every other year. And they find the whole place trashed completely. And there, on the floor, is the body [[spoiler:body of Hollis Mason, Mason]], with his skull caved in. In full view for them to see. That's how you get scarred for life right there.
* Veidt's [[spoiler:Veidt]]'s ultimate plan ''weaponizes'' in-universe NightmareFuel, where the mock-up "alien squid's" psychic attack incorporates fictional alien worlds invented by a professional science fiction novelist, which adds to the overwhelming effect on those killed and will be burned into the minds of the survivors.
* A lingering implication or possibility at the end of the comic that Veidt's [[spoiler:Veidt's]] actions to unite the world, [[MoralEventHorizon horrific]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist though]] [[KillThemAll they]] [[BatmanGambit were]], were all for nothing.
31st Aug '17 1:58:51 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* A lingering implication at the end of the comic that Veidt's actions to unite the world, [[MoralEventHorizon horrific]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist though]] [[KillThemAll they]] [[BatmanGambit were]], were all for nothing.

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* A lingering implication or possibility at the end of the comic that Veidt's actions to unite the world, [[MoralEventHorizon horrific]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist though]] [[KillThemAll they]] [[BatmanGambit were]], were all for nothing.
5th Jul '17 2:02:36 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* Veidt's ultimate plan ''weaponizes'' in-universe NightmareFuel, where the mock-up "alien squid's" psychic attack incorporates fictional alien worlds invented by a professional science fiction novelist, which adds to the overwhelming effect on those killed and will be burned into the minds of the survivors.

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* Veidt's ultimate plan ''weaponizes'' in-universe NightmareFuel, where the mock-up "alien squid's" psychic attack incorporates fictional alien worlds invented by a professional science fiction novelist, which adds to the overwhelming effect on those killed and will be burned into the minds of the survivors.survivors.
* A lingering implication at the end of the comic that Veidt's actions to unite the world, [[MoralEventHorizon horrific]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist though]] [[KillThemAll they]] [[BatmanGambit were]], were all for nothing.
3rd Jul '17 11:23:14 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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20th Mar '17 12:52:11 AM Caswin
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* Veidt's ultimate plan ''weaponizes'' in-universe NightmareFuel, where the mock-up "alien squid's" psychic attack incorporates fictional alien worlds by a famous sci-fi novelist, which adds to the overwhelming effect on those killed and will be burned into the minds of the survivors.

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* Veidt's ultimate plan ''weaponizes'' in-universe NightmareFuel, where the mock-up "alien squid's" psychic attack incorporates fictional alien worlds invented by a famous sci-fi professional science fiction novelist, which adds to the overwhelming effect on those killed and will be burned into the minds of the survivors.
20th Mar '17 12:51:30 AM Caswin
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*** Three little kids, all dressed up for Halloween, are trick-or-treating. They come to a place they go to every year. The guy who lives there used to be a superhero, and he's an awesome guy. Friendly and always there to help. And then they see a bunch of thugs leaving the place. The door is open. They walk up the steps, trying to tell Hollis Mason they're here for trick-or-treating, like every other year. And they find the whole place trashed completely. And there, on the floor, is the body of Hollis Mason, with his skull caved in. In full view for them to see. That's how you get scarred for life right there.

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*** Three little kids, all dressed up for Halloween, are trick-or-treating. They come to a place they go to every year. The guy who lives there used to be a superhero, and he's an awesome guy. Friendly and always there to help. And then they see a bunch of thugs leaving the place. The door is open. They walk up the steps, trying to tell Hollis Mason they're here for trick-or-treating, like every other year. And they find the whole place trashed completely. And there, on the floor, is the body of Hollis Mason, with his skull caved in. In full view for them to see. That's how you get scarred for life right there.there.
* Veidt's ultimate plan ''weaponizes'' in-universe NightmareFuel, where the mock-up "alien squid's" psychic attack incorporates fictional alien worlds by a famous sci-fi novelist, which adds to the overwhelming effect on those killed and will be burned into the minds of the survivors.
17th Mar '17 6:43:05 AM KJC29
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** Just for a few examples; an inmate gets his arms sawed off, Dr. Manhattan explodes people into bloody mush, [[spoiler: The Comedian]] gets brutally beaten and then thrown out a window, elbows and knees get snapped like twigs, [[spoiler: Jon Osterman]] gets graphically disintegrated, a secretary gets shot through the leg, (and gets two fingers blown off in the Director's Cut), boiling hot cooking oil gets thrown in an inmate's face, a Vietnamese soldier gets his leg blown off before being burned alive with a flamethrower, and so much more.

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** Just for a few examples; an inmate gets his arms sawed off, Dr. Manhattan explodes people into bloody mush, [[spoiler: The Comedian]] gets brutally beaten and then thrown out a window, elbows and knees get snapped like twigs, [[spoiler: Jon Osterman]] gets graphically disintegrated, a secretary gets shot through the leg, (and gets two fingers blown off in the Director's Cut), boiling hot cooking oil gets thrown in an inmate's face, a Vietnamese soldier gets his leg blown off before being burned alive with a flamethrower, and so much more. All on-screen.
17th Mar '17 6:39:32 AM KJC29
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** Just for a few examples; an inmate gets his arms sawed off, Dr. Manhattan explodes people into bloody mush, [[spoiler: The Comedian]] gets brutally beaten and then thrown out a window, elbows and knees get snapped like twigs, [[spoiler: Jon Osterman]] gets graphically disintegrated, a secretary gets shot through the leg, (and gets two fingers blown off in the Director's cut), boiling hot cooking oil gets thrown in an inmate's face, a Vietnamese soldier gets his leg blown off before being burned alive with a flamethrower, and so much more.

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** Just for a few examples; an inmate gets his arms sawed off, Dr. Manhattan explodes people into bloody mush, [[spoiler: The Comedian]] gets brutally beaten and then thrown out a window, elbows and knees get snapped like twigs, [[spoiler: Jon Osterman]] gets graphically disintegrated, a secretary gets shot through the leg, (and gets two fingers blown off in the Director's cut), Cut), boiling hot cooking oil gets thrown in an inmate's face, a Vietnamese soldier gets his leg blown off before being burned alive with a flamethrower, and so much more.
17th Mar '17 6:37:34 AM KJC29
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**Just for a few examples; an inmate gets his arms sawed off, Dr. Manhattan explodes people into bloody mush, [[spoiler: The Comedian]] gets brutally beaten and then thrown out a window, elbows and knees get snapped like twigs, [[spoiler: Jon Osterman]] gets graphically disintegrated, a secretary gets shot through the leg, (and gets two fingers blown off in the Director's cut), boiling hot cooking oil gets thrown in an inmate's face, a Vietnamese soldier gets his leg blown off before being burned alive with a flamethrower, and so much more.
11th Feb '17 12:49:40 AM HBarnill
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* Rorschach eating beans freaks a few out for some reason. It just seemed so wrong. Maybe it was the sound effects... ''Ronch ronch ronch.''
* Lots of Rorschach's actions are seriously grotesque. But somehow the thing that really gets to many was that little throwaway detail of young Walter's drawing of his dream.
* Rorschach's account of how he came to make his mask, boiled down into five rage-filled words:

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* Rorschach is a walking, breathing NightmareFuel. Observe:
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Rorschach eating beans freaks a few out for some reason. It just seemed so wrong. Maybe it was the sound effects... ''Ronch ronch ronch.''
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ronch''.
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Lots of Rorschach's actions are seriously grotesque. But somehow the thing that really gets to many was that little throwaway detail of young Walter's drawing of his dream.
* ** Rorschach's account of how he came to make his mask, boiled down into five rage-filled words:



** Even more horrifying: it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_genovese based on a real incident]].
* "None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with '''me'''."
** It's nightmarish in that Rorschach is well aware of how vicious he is going to have to be to survive in prison. And he just proved it a second earlier by stopping an inmate from knifing him by throwing ''hot cooking oil'' into the inmate's face.
* Finding out [[StartOfDarkness what it was]] that made Rorschach who he is.

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** *** Even more horrifying: it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_genovese based on a real incident]].
* ** "None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with '''me'''."
** *** It's nightmarish in that Rorschach is well aware of how vicious he is going to have to be to survive in prison. And he just proved it a second earlier by stopping an inmate from knifing him by throwing ''hot cooking oil'' into the inmate's face.
* ** Finding out [[StartOfDarkness what it was]] that made Rorschach who he is.



** Even more haunting is the fact Rorschach's psychiatrist is quite seriously affected by this, to the point it causes a spat with his wife and causes him to lose all hope and become something of a nihilist. ParanoiaFuel for the readers - talking to someone like Rorschach, even for a few days, will cause you, inevitably, to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation collapse into depression]].

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** *** Even more haunting is the fact Rorschach's psychiatrist is quite seriously affected by this, to the point it causes a spat with his wife and causes him to lose all hope and become something of a nihilist. ParanoiaFuel for the readers - talking to someone like Rorschach, even for a few days, will cause you, inevitably, to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation collapse into depression]].
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