Questions tagged [watchmen]

Watchmen is a superhero comic miniseries/graphic novel, published by DC Comics, which was later made into a live-action film, as well as inspiring other spinoff media. Always use with the [dc] tag; specify which version, if applicable, with the [comics], [watchmen-2009], or [tv] tag.

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Was Rorschach's Pagliacci joke a real joke?

In Watchmen, Rorschach is reminded by The Comedian of a joke he heard once: “Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a ...
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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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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 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 did Adrian Veidt choose such an obvious password?

In Watchmen, Rorschach (Kovacs) and Nite Owl (Daniel) discover Ozymandias' (Veidt) plan after breaking into his office computer. The password he used was incredibly easy to crack: Rameses II. There ...
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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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Was Edna Mode's “No Capes!” rule inspired by Dollar Bill?

In The Incredibles, Edna Marie "E" Mode" famously voices her opinion on capes. These examples are hardly the first cases of what TV Tropes calls a "cape snag". (...