History Trivia / Watchmen

26th Jun '16 7:14:56 PM spasskysteve
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* 200 sets were used during the filming of the movie.

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* 200 sets were used during the filming of the movie.
12th May '16 12:48:51 PM Tuckerscreator
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* TooSoon: [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2016/05/11/david-hayter-on-voicing-snake-in-metal-gear-and-the-joys-of-being-covered-in-goo/ According to screenwriter]] Creator/DavidHayter, the film's different ending from the graphic novel [[spoiler:where Oxymandiaz frames Dr. Manhattan by blowing up New York with their machine's energy, instead of building a "squid" monster that destroys the city and appears to be an attack by aliens]] came about because 9/11 happened the day after Hayter signed his contract with Universal. Fearing that mirroring the recent massacre in film would be too painful, he rewrote the ending to instead mirror the more distant bombing of Hiroshima. (The film itself premiered in 2009, eight years after 9/11.)
3rd Apr '16 11:56:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Supernatural}} John Winchester]] is the Comedian? (the actor admitted [[CelebrityResemblance some he was]] ''IronMan'' or the bad guy from ''NoCountryForOldMen'' instead).
** Mickey from ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'' is Big Figure?
** Kelly Leak from ''Bad News Bears'' is Rorschach?
** Seven year old Rorschach was seven year old [[{{ThreeHundred}} Leonidas]] in a previous life.
** In a rather ironic casting decision, one of Nixon's military advisers is the Russian general from ''Series/StargateSG1''.
*** Athena's hand just exploded. Serves her right for breaking Vala's brain.
** [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Lt. Gaeta]] has a cameo to say "He's on Mars."
** On the RetroactiveRecognition side of the trope, it's rather weird watching something fluffy like ''Film/ChasingLiberty'' or ''Literature/ConfessionsOfAnUglyStepsister" and realizing that Ozymandias is the romantic lead in both.
*** Don't forget his [[LeapYear more recent project]]
** Rorschach's former partner is the pedophile from ''Film/HardCandy''.
** MaxHeadroom is Moloch.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the Mexican Spanish dub, [[Film/FantasticFour The Thing]] is Rorschach, [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Roger]] is Nite Owl II, [[Film/PiratesoftheCaribbean Elizabeth]] is Silk Spectre II, [[Film/TheLordoftheRings Faramir]] is Dr. Manhattan, [[Film/PiratesoftheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] is Ozymandias, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] is The Comedian, [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] is Nite Owl I, and [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Francine]] is Sally Jupiter.
** In the Italian one, [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Char Aznable]] is Rorschach, Series/{{Dexter}} is Nite Owl II, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya is Silk Spectre II, [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] is Dr. Manhattan, [[ScoobyDoo Fred Jones]] is Ozymandias, IronMan is The Comedian, [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]] is Nite Owl I, and [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] is Sally Jupiter.
** It gets even more complicated with the voice cast from the Japanese dub: Rorschach [[KazuhiroYamaji is]] [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Cid Highwind]], Silk Specter I [[Creator/UraraTakano is]] [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Maria Tachibana]] and [[Creator/YukoKaida her daughter and successor is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Marida Cruz]]. The Comedian [[Creator/TakayaHashi is]] [[FistOfTheNorthStar Toki]], Ozymandias [[Creator/NobuoTobita is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]] and Dr. Manhattan [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ali al-Saachez]], and Nite-Owl II [[Creator/MamoruMiyano is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna F. Seiei]].
** In the Brazillian dub, Rorscharch is [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]], Nite Owl II is [[{{WizardsOfWaverlyPlace}} Jerry]] and Dr. Manhattan is [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Cosmo]].
31st Mar '16 11:39:13 PM fer92
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** In the Mexican Spanish dub, [[Film/HarryPotter Snape]] (or [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} Tony Montana]]) is Rorschach, Anime/{{Doraemon}} is Nite Owl II, [[Film/HarryPotter Hermione]] (or [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Cure Bloom]]) is Silk Spectre II, Franchise/{{Rambo}} is Dr. Manhattan, [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]] (or [[{{Anime/Robotech}} Rick Hunter]]) is Ozymandias, Franchise/IndianaJones is The Comedian, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] is Nite Owl I, and [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] is Sally Jupiter.

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** In the Mexican Spanish dub, [[Film/HarryPotter Snape]] (or [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} Tony Montana]]) [[Film/FantasticFour The Thing]] is Rorschach, Anime/{{Doraemon}} [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Roger]] is Nite Owl II, [[Film/HarryPotter Hermione]] (or [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Cure Bloom]]) [[Film/PiratesoftheCaribbean Elizabeth]] is Silk Spectre II, Franchise/{{Rambo}} [[Film/TheLordoftheRings Faramir]] is Dr. Manhattan, [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]] (or [[{{Anime/Robotech}} Rick Hunter]]) [[Film/PiratesoftheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] is Ozymandias, Franchise/IndianaJones [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] is The Comedian, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] Simba]] is Nite Owl I, and [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Francine]] is Sally Jupiter.
6th Jan '16 11:09:10 AM Willbyr
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** In the Brazillian dub, Rorscharch is [[{{Trigun}} Vash]], Nite Owl II is [[{{WizardsOfWaverlyPlace}} Jerry]] and Dr. Manhattan is [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Cosmo]].

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** In the Brazillian dub, Rorscharch is [[{{Trigun}} [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]], Nite Owl II is [[{{WizardsOfWaverlyPlace}} Jerry]] and Dr. Manhattan is [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Cosmo]].
26th Dec '15 9:42:54 PM nombretomado
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* GenreKiller: It is perceived as killing off the goofier, more idealistic [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] type stories for some time, even if as critic Lance Parkin notes that it's actually closer in visual style to that era than the GrimDark books that would follow.

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* GenreKiller: It is perceived as killing off the goofier, more idealistic [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] type stories for some time, even if as critic Lance Parkin notes that it's actually closer in visual style to that era than the GrimDark books that would follow.
3rd Dec '15 5:07:03 PM LitleWiggle
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** Nevermind that the Silver Age was over for nearly ten years by that point.
14th Nov '15 5:21:23 PM nombretomado
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** In the Mexican Spanish dub, [[Film/HarryPotter Snape]] (or [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} Tony Montana]]) is Rorschach, Anime/{{Doraemon}} is Nite Owl II, [[Film/HarryPotter Hermione]] (or [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Cure Bloom]]) is Silk Spectre II, Franchise/{{Rambo}} is Dr. Manhattan, [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]] (or [[{{Robotech}} Rick Hunter]]) is Ozymandias, Franchise/IndianaJones is The Comedian, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] is Nite Owl I, and [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] is Sally Jupiter.

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** In the Mexican Spanish dub, [[Film/HarryPotter Snape]] (or [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} Tony Montana]]) is Rorschach, Anime/{{Doraemon}} is Nite Owl II, [[Film/HarryPotter Hermione]] (or [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Cure Bloom]]) is Silk Spectre II, Franchise/{{Rambo}} is Dr. Manhattan, [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]] (or [[{{Robotech}} [[{{Anime/Robotech}} Rick Hunter]]) is Ozymandias, Franchise/IndianaJones is The Comedian, [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] is Nite Owl I, and [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] is Sally Jupiter.
14th Nov '15 3:11:59 PM nombretomado
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*** [[{{Script/Watchmen}} An early script]] had RobinWilliams attached as Rorschach, Creator/KevinCostner as Ozymandias, and Gary Busey as the Comedian. Then again, this script also featured an almost gratuitous GainaxEnding, and was played for ''comedy'', so it's probably a good thing this never happened...

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*** [[{{Script/Watchmen}} An early script]] had RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams attached as Rorschach, Creator/KevinCostner as Ozymandias, and Gary Busey as the Comedian. Then again, this script also featured an almost gratuitous GainaxEnding, and was played for ''comedy'', so it's probably a good thing this never happened...
12th Sep '15 7:31:17 PM nombretomado
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** The story was originally meant to star the heroes of Charlton Comics that DC Comics had recently bought - CaptainAtom, the Blue Beetle, the Question, etc. - but Alan Moore's story didn't mesh with DC's plans to integrate them into the revamped DCU that would follow ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'', so he created a bunch of expies that are now arguably more famous than the characters who inspired them.

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** The story was originally meant to star the heroes of Charlton Comics that DC Comics had recently bought - CaptainAtom, ComicBook/CaptainAtom, the Blue Beetle, the Question, ComicBook/BlueBeetle, ComicBook/TheQuestion, etc. - but Alan Moore's story didn't mesh with DC's plans to integrate them into the revamped DCU that would follow ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'', so he created a bunch of expies that are now arguably more famous than the characters who inspired them.
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