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Nearly every panel includes significant details of the story-line or visual motifs such as triangles and pyramids with themes important to the plot. Moore said, "We found a lot of these things started to generate themselves as if by magic", in particular citing an occasion where they decided to name a lock company the " Gordian Knot Lock Company".

After reading about the murder of Kitty Genovese and the reported complete indifference of the witnesses of the crime, he modified a special fabric that she had ordered, according to him, to create a mask and became a vigilante, eventually forming a productive partnership with Nite Owl II.

One female adventurer and single mother brought up her daughter to be a costumed vigilante as well.

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Since America has lost its super-weapon, the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan and is poised to invade Pakistan. This viewpoint is exemplified by the character of the second Nite Owl, who asks, during an anti-vigilantism riot, "Who are we protecting [society] from? Rorschach declares that Manhattan will have to kill him to stop him from exposing Veidt, which Manhattan duly does. Main article: Doctor Manhattan Dr. Manhattan; she storms off in the face of Dr. Moore said he was trying to "come up with this quintessential Steve Ditko character — someone who's got a funny name, whose surname begins with a 'K,' who's got an oddly designed mask". 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. On the other hand, if the characters have outlived their natural life span and DC doesn't want to do anything with them, then after a year we've got them and we can do what we want with them, which I'm perfectly happy with. The ending of Watchmen is ambiguous about the long-term success of Veidt's plan to lead the world to Utopia. Some like The Comedian and Dr. Dreiberg and Juspeczyk go into hiding under new identities and continue their romance. She also trained in martial arts under another hero named Tiger. Moore said that Watchmen was designed to be read "four or five times", with some links and allusions only becoming apparent to the reader after several readings. Nothing ever ends.

Hemel Hempstead, May Bradford Wright described Watchmen as "Moore's obituary for the concept of heroes in general and superheroes in particular.

The film had grossed one fifth of its ultimate gross on its opening day, and more than half of that total by the end of its opening weekend.

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Snyder had Butler and Harris record their parts together. After destroying Rorschach, Dr.

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While the Comedian's own moral code is cast into severe doubt throughout the novel Doctor Manhattan describes him as "deliberately amoral", whereas Rorschach merely questions his "moral lapses" , he seems to be almost nihilistic at times. Kennedy was murdered. Kitty Genovese , whose story is told by Rorschach, was a real-life person. The film gives her date of birth as December 2, The trail leads to none other than Veidt himself, who has been orchestrating events all along. The character appears throughout the story in flashbacks and aspects of his personality are revealed by other characters. All except Rorschach who refuses to keep the secret. If it were a film, it would rate at least PG or probably R. Moore mentioned in particular that on "the little plugs on the spark hydrants if you turn them upside down, you discover a little smiley face". Manhattan, who tells him about electric cars. Entertainment released Watchmen: Motion Comic , a series of narrated animations of the original comic book. First person perspective is also used, albeit less frequently. Gerald Ford is still Vice-President. Manhattan's enigmatic comments made before his departure.

Manhattan, who tells him about electric cars. In a interview, Moore said, "What I'd like to explore is the areas that comics succeed in where no other media is capable of operating", and emphasized this by stressing the differences between comics and film.

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