History YMMV / Watchmen

26th Nov '16 9:03:19 PM rjd1922
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** Somebody hasn't watched One Hout Photo. He can play a creepy character.
15th Nov '16 2:33:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Are the masks just self-gratifying vigilantes, or misunderstood heroes who were than prosecuted for keeping the population safe? Or some of each? That is not even starting on Rorschach... or the Comedian...

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Are the masks just self-gratifying vigilantes, or misunderstood heroes who were than then prosecuted for keeping the population safe? Or some of each? That is not even starting on Rorschach... or the Comedian...
11th Nov '16 12:59:56 AM Laevatein
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* ValuesResonance: Alan Moore said of ''Watchmen'', "It was very much an 80s story, born out of that miasma of anxiety and unease that, as I remember it, was hanging over all of us back then. Most of the liberal world was watching in horror at the inexorable rise of the [[RonaldReagan Reagan]]-[[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] right-wing coalition, at the same time, elements of fascism were starting to make themselves known on the streets of Britain with the rise of the National Front, and things were looking altogether rather bleak." Thirty years later, liberals are watching in horror at the rise of Donald Trump, Britain has a female Conservative PM, and bigots are appearing in the streets.

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* ValuesResonance: Alan Moore said of ''Watchmen'', "It was very much an 80s story, born out of that miasma of anxiety and unease that, as I remember it, was hanging over all of us back then. Most of the liberal world was watching in horror at the inexorable rise of the [[RonaldReagan Reagan]]-[[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] right-wing coalition, at the same time, elements of fascism were starting to make themselves known on the streets of Britain with the rise of the National Front, and things were looking altogether rather bleak." Thirty years later, liberals are watching in horror at the rise of Donald Trump, Britain has a female Conservative PM, and bigots are appearing in the streets.streets, and things are looking altogether rather bleak.
10th Nov '16 9:17:12 PM Laevatein
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* ValuesResonance: Alan Moore said of ''Watchmen'', "It was very much an 80s story, born out of that miasma of anxiety and unease that, as I remember it, was hanging over all of us back then. Most of the liberal world was watching in horror at the inexorable rise of the [[RonaldReagan Reagan]]-[[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]] right-wing coalition, at the same time, elements of fascism were starting to make themselves known on the streets of Britain with the rise of the National Front, and things were looking altogether rather bleak." Thirty years later, liberals are watching in horror at the rise of Donald Trump, Britain has a female Conservative PM, and bigots are appearing in the streets.
9th Nov '16 1:23:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** They specifically miss the point that neither of them are ''competent'' at their job. Rorschach makes EntertaininglyWrong assumptions and it's ultimately Dan Dreiberg's BoringButPractical basic detective work that even gets them [[spoiler: to Ozymandias' SupervillainLair and Rorschach is not even a match for Ozymandias as a fighter, his street-wise CombatPragmatist approach no match for CharlesAtlasSuperpower.]] Both Rorschach and The Comedian are great characters in the literary sense and are pretty {{Badass}} but neither are as {{Badass}} as they want people to think they are, nor are they in a situation where being one is of much help.

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** They specifically miss the point that neither of them are ''competent'' at their job. Rorschach makes EntertaininglyWrong assumptions and it's ultimately Dan Dreiberg's BoringButPractical basic detective work that even gets them [[spoiler: to Ozymandias' SupervillainLair and Rorschach is not even a match for Ozymandias as a fighter, his street-wise CombatPragmatist approach no match for CharlesAtlasSuperpower.]] Both Rorschach and The Comedian are great characters in the literary sense and are pretty {{Badass}} badass but neither are as {{Badass}} badass as they want people to think they are, nor are they in a situation where being one is of much help.
10th Oct '16 10:34:20 PM eaterofworlds
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** Somebody hasn't watched One Hout Photo. He can play a creepy character.
19th Sep '16 1:57:13 PM Silverblade2
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* DesignatedHero: Invoked in universe in regards to The Comedian. All the time we see him he's either crossing the MoralEventHorizon in some truly heinous way, or just being a complete jerk. He may be a superhero but we never actually saw him doing something ''good''. His CaptainPatriotic reputations stems from rescuing the hostages in the Iran crisis and serving as a black ops fixer for the American government which he mostly takes to satisfy his BloodKnight desires, but in no way is a protector or defender of the people. Besides, those things took place completely [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]].
15th Sep '16 7:15:46 AM kraas
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** "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11_in_popular_culture#Folklore Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.]]" A funny reference to an urban legend, or a jarring, out-of-place joke in the otherwise serious intro?



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: It really isn't. The R rating for "strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity, and language" is well earned

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: It really isn't. The R rating for "strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity, and language" is well earned earned.
27th Aug '16 4:11:48 PM DynamicCingulatan
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** The ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen: Minutemen'' mini-series adds another potential crossing point for the Comedian - [[spoiler:He framed Hooded Justices for the crimes committed by Rolf Muller by kidnapping some poor kid from Nite Owl's neighborhood, which led to Nite Owl accidentally killing Justice. The worst part? It's implied that Hooded Justice was actually one of Muller's victims]].
9th Aug '16 11:59:12 PM Anddrix
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