Whatever happened to Bubastis, the genetically engineered lynx owned by Ozymandias in the story, The Watchmen?
In the movie, the cat stepped inside an intrinsic field chamber with Dr. Manhattan. When Jonathan Osterman was first inside an intrinsic field chamber, he was transformed into Dr. Manhattan. The next time, he's in a chamber, he's there with a cat.
What happened to the cat? Was it changed as Osterman was?
For Jonathan to reassemble his body after the first time, Jonathan had to be conscious. He can't reassemble his body if his mind has been obliterated too. Which begs the question of where was he after the "obliteration" and before the reassembling? And if he had some self-awareness, then surely Bubastis could have some self-awareness too. The cat wouldn't have the same intellect as a human, but cats are self-aware. Maybe there is some disembodied cat consciousness floating around Antartica.