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How well do you know 'Watchmen'?. The book, not the movie. trivia quiz Nite Owl II. Silk Spectre II. Ozymandias. Rorschach. The Comedian. Dr. Manhattan 12, Which of these characters never had a romantic relationship?. Depends what qualifies as "Like" I do think their relationship felt pretty natural and well written, so I suppose that I like it. Comic Vine · Forums · Silk Spectre. Jonathan Schofer In Review | Required Reading Watchmen, by Alan Moore a young physicist, is caught in an experimental test chamber and seems to die. ( Nite Owl), Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias), and Laurie Juspeczyk (Silk Spectre). alone or in unsatisfying relationships, and do not know what to do with themselves.
They're the people we're concerned about. The group was founded in during the Golden Age. The group later disbanded in following some public controversies. Among its notable members are: Hollis Mason[ edit ] Hollis Mason is the first Nite Owl who retired inand author of the autobiography "Under The Hood" which appears in excerpts throughout the story.
Hollis was the only member of the Minutemen who did not have any social problems and mainly enjoyed being a costumed adventurer. Derf hits Hollis on the head with Mason's own Nite Owl trophy killing the former superhero in the film, this event is only depicted in the director's cut version.
Hollis' death was avenged when Derf is among those killed by Ozymandias' giant monster. Night Owl 1 showed that Dan Dreiberg's obsession with the original Nite Owl led him to plant a remote microphone device on Hollis' vehicle in order to track him down. He confronted Dan and agrees to take him on as his sidekick.
After training Dan, Hollis instead announced his retirement and granted Dan the Nite Owl identity, rather than creating a sidekick persona for him. Sally married her manager, Laurence Schexnayder, shortly after retiring. She narrowly avoided being raped by the Comedian, although years later she had a consensual affair with him, and ultimately bore his child.
Sally adores the attention she receives from fans of "The Silk Spectre", though Laurie is repulsed at her mother's sexually explicit exploits in promoting herself. In the film, she is played by Carla Gugino. He was one of the more active members of the Minutemen, having organized its formation. Metropolis was involved in a sexual relationship with Hooded Justice. The relationship was reported to be abusive, with Hooded Justice abusing and cheating on Metropolis until H.
In the s, the Captain unsuccessfully attempted to recruit the second generation of superheroes into a new group called the Crimebusters.
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He was killed in a car accident in that left him decapitated. He was played in the film by Darryl Scheelar. Hooded Justice[ edit ] Hooded Justice is the first masked vigilante, often initialled "H. This is retconned heavily in Before Watchmen: Minutemen 6, where we learn that he is not Rolf Muller a character that sexually abused and killed childrenbut it is strongly implied that he is Muller's son or ward, Jacob. Assuming that he himself was a victim of Muller's abuse, it explains a great deal about his violent persona, costume, and mask.
A violent vigilante, Hooded Justice shared a romantic homosexual relationship with Captain Metropolis and a deep-seated rivalry with Comedian, after he prevented Blake from sexually assaulting Silk Spectre. Hooded Justice's relationship with Metropolis was a fractured one; Justice repeatedly cheated on his boyfriend with male prostitutes, physically abusing them in sadomasochist sexual encounters.
This resulted in bribery of his lovers and the usage of Silk Spectre as his public girlfriend. He ultimately disappeared in the s after refusing to cooperate with HUAC 's new policy on costumed vigilantes. In the original novel it is suggested that he was murdered either by the Comedian for voting him out of the Minutemen as Ozymandias believesor by the Stasi of his native East Germany.
In the retcon we learn that Hollis Mason, mistakenly believing him to be Muller, attacked Hooded Justice and snapped his neck, killing him. He was never actually unmasked, and Metropolis burned down the headquarters with his former lover's body inside; it later turns out that the Comedian was the one who misdirected Mason to believe that Justice was Muller, so Ozymandias was partially right.
This may be contrary to the intent of the original novel. In chapter 1, the fourth panel of page 25 focuses on two old men sitting affectionately together near Dan and Laurie in Rafael's restaurant.
They look very much like older versions of Rolf Muller and Nelson Gardner, and it was speculated by many fans that these were in fact Hooded Justice and Captain Metropolis, who had faked their deaths in order to retire and be together. Dave Gibbons said this was unintended but allowed that it might be true.
In the retconned world of Before Watchmen, it is obviously not the case. In the film, Hooded Justice was played by Glenn Ennis who speaks the character's one line with a subtle German accent. Dollar Bill[ edit ] Dollar Bill real name William Benjamin "Bill" Brady is a bank-sponsored member of the Minutemen who was created for publicity purposes. While he is described as having no actual superpowers, Dollar Bill was known for having apparently supernatural luck, surviving many things that should have outright killed him.
Socially conservative, he is portrayed in Before Watchmen as homophobic barely tolerating his homosexual Minutemen colleagues and close friends with the ultra-right-wing Comedian, voting to let him stay after the attempted rape of Sally Jupiter. He dies during a bank robbery in when his cape is caught in the bank's revolving doors, allowing the robbers to shoot him at point-blank range.
This was a problem he warned his employers about, but they insisted the cape had to be part of the costume as Mason laments in his book. Even Rorschach, who dislikes Ozymandias for making his superhero alter-ego into a toy line, laments Dollar Bill's death while Hollis Mason commented in his book that his death would've been averted if Dollar Bill designed his own costume. In the film, he is portrayed by Dan Payne. Mothman[ edit ] Mothman real name Byron Lewis is a former member of the Minutemen who suffered from alcoholism and mental illness later in life.
Lewis had a privileged upbringing and sought to help the less fortunate and fight oppression and corruption as a crimefighter. To this end, Lewis created a costume with special wings that helped him glide, dubbing himself "Mothman". However, a series of near death experiences in perfecting his wings left Lewis in constant pain and a drug addict and an alcoholicwith him requiring a drink each time before he flew for "courage".
Lewis's mental stability ultimately deteriorated after he was called before HUACleading to him being forcibly brought to a mental asylum in Mainebut was briefly released for the Minutemen's reunion. In Doomsday Clock 2, the obituary in the newspaper revealed that Mothman is dead. In Doomsday Clock 4, a flashback involving the earlier history of Reggie revealed that he met Mothman at the same asylum following the alien monster's attack.
Reggie and Mothman grow closer as Mothman plans to train Reggie to defend himself against the guard Jason. When Reggie saw the news that exposed Veidt's involvement with the alien monster attack, he set fire to the asylum as Mothman sees the fire and states that it is calling to him and walks towards the fire.
In the film, he is portrayed by Niall Matter. Silhouette[ edit ] The Silhouette real name Ursula Zandt was a gun-toting vigilante and member of the Minutemen. Before Watchmen gave a new backstory, that Ursula was motivated by the deaths of her parents and sister at the hands of the Nazis in their native Austria. According to the first Nite Owl, Silhouette was the first member of the Minutemen who went public with her career as a super-hero, when she busted a child pornography ring in New York.
She had a close working relationship with Nite Owl and, after being forced out of the Minutemen upon being publicly outed as a lesbiancontinued to work with Nite Owl. She investigated a string of child murders until she and her lover Gretchen were killed by The Liquidator, a criminal she had fought years earlier as seen in Before Watchmen: In the film, the words "lesbian whores" scrawled on the wall at the scene of her murder implied that her killer was motivated by homophobia and not necessarily revenge.
She is portrayed by Apollonia Vanova in the film. The following are villains in Watchmen: Moloch was jailed for a time during the s. He is dying of cancer, which he received from Adrian Veidt. Moloch was later murdered by Adrian, who frames Rorschach. In the film, he is primarily played by Matt Frewerwith Mike Carpenter playing Moloch as a younger man in various flashbacks. Liquidator[ edit ] Liquidator is a costumed criminal who was active in the s and was first seen in Before Watchmen: He was the one who killed Silhouette and her lesbian lover.
Some days later, he was killed by Sally Jupiter. He tries to get revenge when Rorschach is imprisoned in the same prison as he is only for him and his minions to get killed by Rorschach during a prison riot. In the film, he is played by an uncredited Danny Woodburn. Twilight Lady[ edit ] Twilight Lady is a dominatrix -styled villain of Nite Owl II, seen only in an autographed photograph and erotic dream sequence in the original novel.
The character has two completely different origins in later material written by other writers. In the video game Watchmen: The End is Nigh which is set in the s, Twilight Lady voiced by Courtenay Taylor is established as a madam whose clients include many high-profile Washington politicians, who she blackmails for state secrets and money.
In the game, Nite Owl II and Rorschach must fight her and the Comedian, the latter of whom is ultimately sent to kill the Sin Queen to stop her extortion racket. Nite Owl portrays her as a dominatrix who befriends Nite Owl II when a fight between Dan and a crook spills over into her place of work. Falling for the hero and inspired by his heroic actions, she adopts the "Sin Queen" alias and becomes a super-hero, investigating a series of prostitute murders along with Nite Owl and a jealous Rorschach.
The murderer of the prostitutes turns out to be a fire and brimstone minister whom Rorschach is friends with; Nite Owl rescues the Sin Queen, whom the minister kidnaps and threatens to burn alive. The near death experience causes her to give up her would-be career as a hero. Dan lied to Laurie about her being a former lover of his, and passed her off as a criminal who was fixated on him to hide their relationship.
He is present at Dr. Manhattan's interview with Ted Koppel and reveals that several of his coworkers died of cancer, presumably from Manhattan. This leads to Manhattan's self-imposed exile on Mars. Roth was played by John Shaw in the film. Janey Slater[ edit ] Janey Slater is the first girlfriend of Dr. She leaves him in after she perceives a relationship building between Osterman and Laurie. Veidt gives Janey cancer as part of his scheme to exile Dr.
Janey erroneously believes that Jon Osterman gave it to her. In the film, she is played by Laura Mennell. Bernard[ edit ] Bernard is a newsdealer who appears periodically on the central New York street corner. Bernard is amongst the many characters who dies when Veidt's monster appears in New York, and he dies trying to protect his young namesake.
Moore has stated that he "is in some ways every manbecause he's a complete prat and doesn't know what's going on He is initially very hopeful of curing Rorschach, even though his utter lack of emotion makes Long's psychological evaluation techniques useless. Rorschach's unveiling of events that shaped his uncompromising mindset greatly affects Dr. Long's own outlook and marriage.
Acting as both a comic-within-a-comic meta narrative as well as a framing device, the swashbuckling Tales of the Black Freighter — featuring a shipwrecked mariner, an ominous ocean liner, and a raft of dead bodies — provides a metaphor-heavy counterpart to the main plot.
But in order to keep the film at a reasonable length, the Black Freighter subplot was scrapped for the theatrical version. The character backstories are simplified for the movie. Watchmen has a rich and storied history for the main characters, flashing back to conversations and events that directly influenced their actions. However, Snyder successfully sums up several narratives with a stylized credits sequence that showcases key historical moments with single slow-motion shots, which critics and fans hailed as arguably the best part of the movie.
The Keene Act is more important in the comic. Along with personal histories, broader world events were pared down in the movie — among them being the law against costumed vigilantes known as the Keene Act.
Although a fake Keene Act PSA from was released as a promotion, the movie barely addresses the legislative ban. Comic book Nite Owl is more vulnerable. And speaking of Rorschach… 6. The original Watchmen places more emphasis on the moment where Rorschach murders the child molester, depicting it as the moment he adopted his halting speech and truly became the deranged sociopath we all know and love.
On the page, he cuffs the guy to his stove and sets his house on fire, leaving him to choose whether to hack off a limb or burn to death. The inherent humor of Watchmen merchandise is lost in the film.
The very complex relationship between the original Silk Spectre and the Comedian includes sexual encounters both forced and consensual — the former of which causes Laurie Jupiter aka Silk Spectre II to publicly confront the Comedian and throw a drink in his face, the latter of which resulted in Laurie.