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* Why is ''Tales of the Black Freighter'' now ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zUgBK0-qbo Frank Miller's Tales of the Black Freighter]]''? It's a comic printed in TheEighties - the "cartoon" version should look like a DarkerAndEdgier episode of "GIJoe", not the end credits of ''300'' (although I can understand why).

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* Why is ''Tales of the Black Freighter'' now ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zUgBK0-qbo Frank Miller's Tales of the Black Freighter]]''? It's a comic printed in TheEighties - the "cartoon" version should look like a DarkerAndEdgier episode of "GIJoe", "[=GIJoe=]", not the end credits of ''300'' (although I can understand why).

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** Who says they didn't try? They probably just weren't successful. Superhero origins like this are almost ''always'' a one-in-a-million shot that can't be properly replicated.

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* We know that the Russians had spies in our nuclear programs during WWII and the Cold War, so presumably there would have been spies in or near the program Osterman was working in who could have reported back information. Once the Russians knew how Dr. Manhattan was created, why wouldn't they try to create their own 'superman'?
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** In the comics Hollis Mason does make the point that the costumed heroes quickly ran out of costumed villains to fight. Reality ensues, while prisions in the usual superhero comics have revolving doors, in Watchmen a guy like Big Figure once caught stayed behind bars.

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** In the comics Hollis Mason does make the point that the costumed heroes quickly ran out of costumed villains to fight. Reality ensues, while prisions prisons in the usual superhero comics have revolving doors, in Watchmen a guy like Big Figure once caught stayed behind bars. bars.
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[[folder: Manhattan's palace.]]
* Probably a dumb question, but how was Laurie throwing a perfume bottle against Manhattan's palace enough to shatter it? The bottle is positively tiny compared to it, but the impact was enough to completely destroy it. You'd think Dr. Manhattan would be able to make his palace much more durable than that. There's also certainly some symbolism with Nostalgia being what destroys the palace, but I can't quite put my finger on it.


*** It'd benefit the heroes, in my view. Picture this- Nite-Owl and Rorschach have brought in Ozymandias, and are exposing his action on a global address. "All this time, you've been scared of those of us who wear masks, while the real evil was right there all the time, peddling himself to the masses." Can you say Keene Act repeal, justice is served, and an overall show that even in a cynical world, there's still a place for ideals? And hey, we managed to outlast the Russians here- Who says we can't in that Earth? [[YouFailLogicForever False dilemma, anyone?]]

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*** It'd benefit the heroes, in my view. Picture this- Nite-Owl and Rorschach have brought in Ozymandias, and are exposing his action on a global address. "All this time, you've been scared of those of us who wear masks, while the real evil was right there all the time, peddling himself to the masses." Can you say Keene Act repeal, justice is served, and an overall show that even in a cynical world, there's still a place for ideals? And hey, we managed to outlast the Russians here- Who says we can't in that Earth? [[YouFailLogicForever [[LogicalFallacies False dilemma, anyone?]]



* After they drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Jon's father says what boils down to "They have atomic bombs now, therefore watchmakers are useless". I'm sorry, that [[YouFailLogicForever fails logic forever.]] I mean, is he talking about relativity? Because it's not like relativity only existed after the bomb.

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* After they drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Jon's father says what boils down to "They have atomic bombs now, therefore watchmakers are useless". I'm sorry, that [[YouFailLogicForever [[LogicalFallacies fails logic forever.]] I mean, is he talking about relativity? Because it's not like relativity only existed after the bomb.


*** ...and I can't help but bring up ''OnePiece'', which is basicaly ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot superhero pirates]]''.

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*** ...and I can't help but bring up ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', which is basicaly basically ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot superhero pirates]]''.



* What Just Bugs Me is reading all the AlternativeCharacterInterpretation on Nite Owl II (is "Dan Dreiberg" his real name? could he be related to one of the older heroes? might he have been working as Veidt's lacky?? Could they be half-brothers?? ''could he have killed the Comedian??!'') in the Wild Mass Guessing that I didn't even think about while reading the book, and knowing this would make for some interesting background for him but that's impossible due to (1) the slavish devotion to the comic and (2) this thing isn't getting a sequal (probably).
** Dear God. If they make some kind of sequel to the Watchmen film the fans will start setting Hollywood on fire building by building, and I will be one of them.
*** Jeffrey Dean Morgan illustrated it well when he said that Hollywood would never make a sequal unless they wanted the actors to be murdered by rabid fans.
*** Just going to put this here: Rabid creatures should be put down.
*** Men get arrested. Fans get put down.


* What Just Bugs Me is reading all the AlternateCharacterInterpretations on Nite Owl II (is "Dan Dreiberg" his real name? could he be related to one of the older heroes? might he have been working as Veidt's lacky?? Could they be half-brothers?? ''could he have killed the Comedian??!'') in the Wild Mass Guessing that I didn't even think about while reading the book, and knowing this would make for some interesting background for him but that's impossible due to (1) the slavish devotion to the comic and (2) this thing isn't getting a sequal (probably).

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* What Just Bugs Me is reading all the AlternateCharacterInterpretations AlternativeCharacterInterpretation on Nite Owl II (is "Dan Dreiberg" his real name? could he be related to one of the older heroes? might he have been working as Veidt's lacky?? Could they be half-brothers?? ''could he have killed the Comedian??!'') in the Wild Mass Guessing that I didn't even think about while reading the book, and knowing this would make for some interesting background for him but that's impossible due to (1) the slavish devotion to the comic and (2) this thing isn't getting a sequal (probably).


** You might as well ask [[TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] why gamma radiation gives him super strength and kills virtually anyone else. It's just a convention of the genre that weird shit can happen inside a nuclear reactor.

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** You might as well ask [[TheIncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] why gamma radiation gives him super strength and kills virtually anyone else. It's just a convention of the genre that weird shit can happen inside a nuclear reactor.

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** In the comics Hollis Mason does make the point that the costumed heroes quickly ran out of costumed villains to fight. Reality ensues, while prisions in the usual superhero comics have revolving doors, in Watchmen a guy like Big Figure once caught stayed behind bars.



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*** ... That was clearly a joke.
** [[MathematiciansAnswer The same way the Question sees through his.]]

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* Remember that Watchmen is a {{Deconstruction}} of the superhero genre. The policy strike is more probably along the lines of "How would the police react to super heroes?", as a general thing, rather than "How would the police react to ''those specific'' super heroes?"

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*** Remember also that Manhattan ''knew'' that JFK would be killed, but '''did not do anything''', because he was not "meant" to do anything. History is already written and YouCantFightFate; his only difference is that he can see the script in advance. Same here. What if you ask him to stop the upcoming bombs, but he doesn't because blah blah fate blah blah destiny?

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** I too found it odd that while in the comics, Rorschach killing was the key distinction between his early and late years, whereas in the movie even Laurie and Dan kill thugs with smiles during their night out, but too be fair that was a situation of self-defense, and the supervillians in both versions are either not very physical or not very smart, and tend to stay in jail when sent there. In the early days, after the heroes brutalized and killed their mooks, the supervillians would probably just surrender or be easily defeated, and were worth more alive for interogation and wouldn't be expected back on the streets for at least quite some time.

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