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* While Adrian's plan may have succeeded in the short term, Rorschach ultimately out-played him... simply by cataloguing the events and leaving them for the ''New Frontiersman'' to publish.


*** This got even better in 2019 when it was quoted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upon taking her place in Congress.

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*** This got even better in 2019 when it was quoted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upon taking her place in Congress.


* Also a [=CMoA=], which also fall firmly into a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming; When [[spoiler: Adrian's genetically engineered monster reaches its destination]], we see a sequence in which [[spoiler: Bernard the news vendor runs to protect young Bernie from the blast ''with his own body.'']] Later, we see the two [[spoiler: both dead, with Bernard still protecting Bernie]].

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* Also a [=CMoA=], which also fall firmly into a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming; SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}; When [[spoiler: Adrian's genetically engineered monster reaches its destination]], we see a sequence in which [[spoiler: Bernard the news vendor runs to protect young Bernie from the blast ''with his own body.'']] Later, we see the two [[spoiler: both dead, with Bernard still protecting Bernie]].



* This entire book is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Creator/AlanMoore--even if you disagree on the story's message, characters and writing, no one can deny the amazing amount of {{Easter Egg}}s and FridgeBrilliance that went into every single panel. Everytime you read this comic you notice something new.

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* This entire book is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Creator/AlanMoore--even if you disagree on the story's message, characters and writing, no one can deny the amazing amount of {{Easter Egg}}s and FridgeBrilliance that went into every single panel. Everytime you read this comic you notice something new.



* Mars. Smiley face. Combination CMOA and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* Mars. Smiley face. Combination CMOA and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}}.



** While at the same time, the Surface Meaning is full of IronicEcho that suggests OhCrap, coming just as it does after TheReveal. Just like the book's EasterEgg of the endlessly-repeated fitness-ad, ''The Veidt Method'': [[spoiler:"I WILL GIVE YOU BODIES BEYOND YOUR IMAGININGS!"]] which [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome reappears in the climactic scene]]. (and I think is [[BetterOnDVD actually included in the DVD]]!)

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** While at the same time, the Surface Meaning is full of IronicEcho that suggests OhCrap, coming just as it does after TheReveal. Just like the book's EasterEgg of the endlessly-repeated fitness-ad, ''The Veidt Method'': [[spoiler:"I WILL GIVE YOU BODIES BEYOND YOUR IMAGININGS!"]] which [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome reappears in the climactic scene]]. (and I think is [[BetterOnDVD actually included in the DVD]]!)



** Not to mention that [[CrowningMusicofAwesome Mozart's Requiem Aeternam]] plays in the background, perfectly symbolizing [[spoiler: exactly what is going through Veidt's mind]] without the need for any dialogue.

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** Not to mention that [[CrowningMusicofAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Mozart's Requiem Aeternam]] plays in the background, perfectly symbolizing [[spoiler: exactly what is going through Veidt's mind]] without the need for any dialogue.



* [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome All Along The Watchtower]] playing as Nite Owl II and Rorschach are flying to [[spoiler: Veidt's base]]. An added bonus is the line "two riders were approaching" directly matches up with a shot of the two walking towards their destination.

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* [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic All Along The Watchtower]] playing as Nite Owl II and Rorschach are flying to [[spoiler: Veidt's base]]. An added bonus is the line "two riders were approaching" directly matches up with a shot of the two walking towards their destination.



** Set up perfectly with the climax of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Jon and Laurie's]] [[GondorCallsForAid story arc]] and the AstronomicZoom to the smiley face on Mars!

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** Set up perfectly with the climax of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Jon and Laurie's]] [[GondorCallsForAid story arc]] and the AstronomicZoom to the smiley face on Mars!



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* Creator/JackieEarleHaley's entire performance as Rorschach. He utterly nails the character and delivers a performance that is often held up alongside Creator/HughJackman as Wolverine and Creator/HeathLedger as The Joker when mentioning comic book characters they got exactly right and every scene Haley is in shows why he was that reputation.



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* Rorschach vs the police.
--> '''Police Officer''': Here we come. Hope you're ready, ''hero''.\\
'''Rorschach''': When you are.



--> '''Police Officer''': Here we come. Hope you're ready, ''hero''.\\
'''Rorschach''': When you are.


** And, later, drowning the Big Figure himself in a toilet bowl. Dialogue afterward: "We don't want to get too reckless and go diving headfirst into things!" "Hurm. Good advice. Sure, there are many who'd agree with you."

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** And, later, drowning the Big Figure himself in a toilet bowl. Dialogue afterward: "We don't want to get too reckless and go diving headfirst into things!" "Hurm. Good advice. Sure, Sure there are many who'd agree with you."

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* Rorschach actually one-ups Dr. Manhattan in the riot. He held off Lower East Side ''on his own.'' And he has no superpowers to speak of.


* Also a [=CMoA=], which also fall firmly into a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming; When [[spoiler: Adrian's genetically engineered monster reaches it's destination]], we see a sequence in which [[spoiler: Bernard the news vendor runs to protect young Bernie from the blast ''with his own body.'']] Later, we see the two [[spoiler: both dead, with Bernard still protecting Bernie]].

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* Also a [=CMoA=], which also fall firmly into a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming; When [[spoiler: Adrian's genetically engineered monster reaches it's its destination]], we see a sequence in which [[spoiler: Bernard the news vendor runs to protect young Bernie from the blast ''with his own body.'']] Later, we see the two [[spoiler: both dead, with Bernard still protecting Bernie]].


* Even though it doesn't work. Silk Spectre's attempt to unload a pistol into the BigBad with a ShutUpHannibal: "You're an asshole, [[spoiler:Veidt]].

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* Even though it doesn't work. Silk Spectre's attempt to unload a pistol into the BigBad with a ShutUpHannibal: "You're an asshole, [[spoiler:Veidt]]."


** Not just a blunt object, a ''velvet rope stanchion''. Ones that size can be ''heavy'' bastards, and he just casually sweeps it up in a run and swings it like a bat at the guy, hardly being affected by the momentum of the weight. ''Awesome''.

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** Not just a blunt object, a ''velvet rope stanchion''.stanchion'' (it's an even heavier-looking ashtray in the comics). Ones that size can be ''heavy'' bastards, and he just casually sweeps it up in a run and swings it like a bat at the guy, hardly being affected by the momentum of the weight. ''Awesome''.


** Not just a blunt object, a ''lamp stand''. Ones that size can be ''heavy'' bastards, and he just casually sweeps it up in a run and swings it like a bat at the guy, hardly being affected by the momentum of the weight. ''Awesome''.

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** Not just a blunt object, a ''lamp stand''.''velvet rope stanchion''. Ones that size can be ''heavy'' bastards, and he just casually sweeps it up in a run and swings it like a bat at the guy, hardly being affected by the momentum of the weight. ''Awesome''.''Awesome''.
** [[spoiler:Adrian knew when the killer would probably show up. Which means he either knew what method the killer would likely use - and carefully manipulated everyone so they'd be in good blocking positions, including that executive he didn't like - or he came up with a plan more or less on the spot.]]

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*** Specifically, [[http://i39.tinypic.com/2hn48w3.png his face]] during the start of the scene. It's as if he's thinking "You've fucked up now, son."


* Rorschach lays out to the prison populace just how screwed they are: "None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you! ''You're locked in here with me!''"

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* Rorschach lays out to the prison populace just how screwed they are: "None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you! you. ''You're locked in here with me!''"

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