Questions tagged [dr-manhattan]

Doctor Manhattan is a character in Watchmen, a graphic novel series published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987. He also appeared in the film Watchmen in 2009.

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Why is Dr Manhattan's method of killing so messy?

In this video we see Dr Manhattan Additionally, when he Yet, according to The Comedian, Dr Manhattan can turn a gun into steam, the bullets into mercury and the bottle into goddamn snowflakes ...
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Why does Dr Manhattan work for the US government?

Throughout the book Dr Manhattan is shown to be disinterested in human affairs. Veidt describes him as apolitical. So why was he seemingly a pawn doing the US governments bidding for so long before ...
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Is there a flaw in Jon/Dr. Manhattan's logic?

First of all, I read the comic book in German. Therefore translations are mine according to my understanding. So translation might be an issue to my actual question, though I doubt it, since I watched ...
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Did anyone ever try to make another Dr. Manhattan, and if not, why?

In Watchmen, Dr. Manhattan is the only real "super" hero. He is created by Dr. Osterman being trapped inside the intrinsic field experiment. Presumably this experiment was reproducible, and if not in ...
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Was Dr. Manhattan actually time blinded by tachyons?

In Watchmen, towards the end, Dr. Manhattan talks about his joy of being blind to time because of the tachyon emissions, and how exciting it is for him because he had forgotten the joy of not knowing ...
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Did Doctor Manhattan care about Rorschach?

I understand that Doctor Manhattan was very much out of touch with humanity at the end of the graphic novel, but how did he feel about his final scene with Rorschach?
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Why did Jon Osterman never contact his father?

In Chapter IV ("Watchmaker") of Watchmen, during Dr. Manhattan's reflection of his life, there is a scene where he mentions his father's death and says In 1969, I'm receiving news of my fathers ...
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Could Dr Manhattan have cured Janey's cancer?

In the comics as well as the movie, we see that Dr. Manhattan gets so upset about having given his ex-girlfriend Janey Slater cancer that he decides to remove himself from the equation and abandon the ...
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Was Dr. Manhattan able to travel through time?

I'm rewatching Watchmen, and the question occurred to me - can Doctor Manhattan actually travel through time? It is made quite clear that he can perceive all time as coexistent, but can he only look ...
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Can Dr. Manhattan cease to exist?

Jon Osterman, a.k.a. Dr. Manhattan, has complete awareness of and control over atomic and subatomic particles of his "body". He can reassemble his body even when disintegrated, which renders him ...
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Did Dr. Manhattan give anyone cancer?

This is a major point of the story for Dr. Manhattan. He is confronted with the news that he has caused cancer in previous co-workers and most importantly his former lover Janey Slater. At this point ...
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Why was Dr. Manhattan blue?

Dr. Manhattan clearly had some control over his appearance. The hydrogen atom on his forehead was by choice, and he adjusted his blueness for the cameras when he was told it was too bright. ...