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Film based on Alan Moore's 1986 graphic novel of the same name

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Did Rorshach know Edward Blake was the Comedian before the Comedian died?

In this scene, Rorshach enters the Comedian's penthouse hours after Edward Blake's death. He discovers the Comedian's costume in a secret closet within Edward Blake'...
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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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Are there any other DC characters mentioned in the Watchmen universe (prior to the Doomsday Clock crossover)?

In the movie Watchmen (2009), we can see posters of Batman during the credit sequence in beginning and 'Superman' was also mentioned during the flashback scene of Dr. Manhattan which suggests that the ...
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How does Batman fit into the timeline of Watchmen?

In the 2009 live-action version of Watchmen, the intro shows - among other things - the original Nite Owl saving Thomas & Martha Wayne from the mugger on that fateful night. In the background, you ...
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What does this line mean in the Watchmen movie?

At the end, when Rorschach decides to reveal Veidt's plan out to world, Manhattan gets in his way and Rorschach says: Of course, you must protect Veidt's new utopia. What did this line mean ?
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What happened to Ozymandias's cat, Bubastis?

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 ...
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What is the in-film explanation for Comedian's crying?

In Alan Moore's graphic novel, the Comedian discovers a certain plot where plans to use a psychic pseudo-alien squid to trick USSR and USA into peaceful coexistence. This plan makes the Comedian ...
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What is the fluid in Rorschach's mask?

Rorschach's mask consists of two black and white fluids as stated in Wikia. Rorschach's mask (which he refers to as his "face") consisted of a specialized fabric, one that was actually two layers ...
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What subtle facial twitches?

In the climactic scene of Watchmen, Ozymandias says: I've known Jon [Osterman, AKA Dr. Manhattan] long enough to see he isn't devoid of emotion. His subtle facial twitches wouldn't be noticed by the ...
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Watchmen book ending versus movie ending [duplicate]

So if it wasn't obvious, pretty big spoilers ahead. At the end of the book... At the end of the movie... Is there an out of universe reason the ending was so different in the movie? Did anyone say ...
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What did Comedian mean by this comment about the American dream in the Watchmen movie?

In The Watchmen movie, during the scene where The Comedian and Nite Owl are clearing a group of protesters the Nite Owl says: "What the hell happened to us, what happened to the American dream?" ...
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Did Rorschach's mask react to his emotions?

In Watchmen, did Rorschach's ever changing mask react to his emotions, or did it morph on its own?
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Why was the end of Watchmen changed in the movie version?

Given how the movie was hyped as being a faithful rendition (and, for the most part, it was), what was the reasoning behind making such a radical change to the ending? I've seen statements from ...
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