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Who is your favorite Watchmen character?
Rorschach (Walter Kovacs) 49%  49%  [ 109 ]
Dr. Manhattan (Jon Osterman) 11%  11%  [ 25 ]
Nite-Owl (Dan Dreiberg) 11%  11%  [ 24 ]
The Silk Spectre (Laurie Juspeczyk) 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Ozymandias (Adrian Vedit) 7%  7%  [ 16 ]
The Comedian (Edward Blake) 15%  15%  [ 34 ]
Sally Jupiter 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Hollis Mason 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Dr. Malcolm Long 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Other 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
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I gotta give it to The Comedian. Even though he sinned a lot I feel like Alan Moore forgives him with the funeral service when the priest says something along the lines of God being displeased by all of our sins. In essence we all sin in thought, word, and deed so the comedian is no different from us. But going back to why I like him; it is because he did not decide to conceal the truth at the last hour and died fighting to reveal it.


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so the comedian is no different from us.

Personally, I shoot pregnant women all the time.

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Rorschach.

Although Nite Owl comes as a close second.

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COMEDIAN


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Smutty wrote:
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Rorschach.

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Rorschach.

Wow he has almost 50%.

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Okay, like most people, I voted for Rorschach.

I have a hard time explaining why I like him so much. I don't agree with half his ideals but...I think part of it is that I have a grudging respect for him. Dandreiburg said earlier that he does what he wants without caring what other think and without fear. I agree with this. He tries so hard to make things right, and make things just, even if his methods are off. I also feel sorry for him. I feel sad that he has such a warped view of the world. He's only ever seen the bad and it just screwed him over.

Also, this is where the shallower part of my brain takes over, I'm in awe of just how badass he is.
(Plus he's a lefty, like myself, so that gets him minor points.)

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He definitely has a wider appeal.
He gets more focus than the other characters, and he's kind of like batman, but scarier.
That's why so many people like him.

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He definitely has a wider appeal.
He gets more focus than the other characters, and he's kind of like batman, but scarier.
That's why so many people like him.


The man just has everything you could want from a badass superhero:

- He looks cool, he has an appealing visual style.
- He is a victim, his childhood was shit.
- He kills criminals, one of the things people hate the most.
- His view of the world fits with the universal idea that the world is fucked.

One of the things that I like the most about him is his mask, not because of the changing-blot bit, but because of how representative it is of his character, same as V from "V For Vendetta".

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feliciano182 wrote:
Smutty wrote:
He definitely has a wider appeal.
He gets more focus than the other characters, and he's kind of like batman, but scarier.
That's why so many people like him.


The man just has everything you could want from a badass superhero:

- He looks cool, he has an appealing visual style.
- He is a victim, his childhood was shit.
- He kills criminals, one of the things people hate the most.
- His view of the world fits with the universal idea that the world is fucked.


Aside from you second point, you could very well be talking about the comedian.

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Smutty wrote:
feliciano182 wrote:
Smutty wrote:
He definitely has a wider appeal.
He gets more focus than the other characters, and he's kind of like batman, but scarier.
That's why so many people like him.


The man just has everything you could want from a badass superhero:

- He looks cool, he has an appealing visual style.
- He is a victim, his childhood was shit.
- He kills criminals, one of the things people hate the most.
- His view of the world fits with the universal idea that the world is fucked.

Aside from you second point, you could very well be talking about the comedian.

When do you see The Comedian killing criminals?

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Godziller66 wrote:
Smutty wrote:
feliciano182 wrote:
Smutty wrote:
He definitely has a wider appeal.
He gets more focus than the other characters, and he's kind of like batman, but scarier.
That's why so many people like him.


The man just has everything you could want from a badass superhero:

- He looks cool, he has an appealing visual style.
- He is a victim, his childhood was shit.
- He kills criminals, one of the things people hate the most.
- His view of the world fits with the universal idea that the world is fucked.

Aside from you second point, you could very well be talking about the comedian.

When do you see The Comedian killing criminals?

Isn't that how he gets in the papers? By taking down gangsters at the docks or something?
I can't check right now because someone else has my copy of the book, but yeah.

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Smutty wrote:
feliciano182 wrote:
Smutty wrote:
He definitely has a wider appeal.
He gets more focus than the other characters, and he's kind of like batman, but scarier.
That's why so many people like him.


The man just has everything you could want from a badass superhero:

- He looks cool, he has an appealing visual style.
- He is a victim, his childhood was shit.
- He kills criminals, one of the things people hate the most.
- His view of the world fits with the universal idea that the world is fucked.


Aside from you second point, you could very well be talking about the comedian.


The comedian isn't as visually appealing as Rorschach, if you are 50 + years old and you see Rorchach, you may remember a lot of noir characters, if you are 20 +, then you are seeing a badass version of a superhero, but without the tights.

And while the comedian is a vigilante, we don't see him kill a pedophile, we don't see him talk about justice, in fact, the comedian is made to be disliked.

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Smutty wrote:
Godziller66 wrote:
Smutty wrote:
feliciano182 wrote:
Smutty wrote:
He definitely has a wider appeal.
He gets more focus than the other characters, and he's kind of like batman, but scarier.
That's why so many people like him.


The man just has everything you could want from a badass superhero:

- He looks cool, he has an appealing visual style.
- He is a victim, his childhood was shit.
- He kills criminals, one of the things people hate the most.
- His view of the world fits with the universal idea that the world is fucked.

Aside from you second point, you could very well be talking about the comedian.

When do you see The Comedian killing criminals?

Isn't that how he gets in the papers? By taking down gangsters at the docks or something?
I can't check right now because someone else has my copy of the book, but yeah.

I don't know if that necessarily implies killing them, but in any case I think that it's more clear with Rorschach. He flat out murders anyone he deems to be unworthy of living. I think the important distinction comes with Rorschach's sense of justice. While he does it for revenge, The Comedian just kills people for the hell of it or some other petty reason.

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the comedian doesn't kill criminals, he only killed in war.


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I don't know if that necessarily implies killing them, but in any case I think that it's more clear with Rorschach. He flat out murders anyone he deems to be unworthy of living. I think the important distinction comes with Rorschach's sense of justice. While he does it for revenge, The Comedian just kills people for the hell of it or some other petty reason.


I am going to support Smutty on the dock thing, there is a mention of that in the book.

Still, I suspect that maybe The Comedian didn't really kill criminals despite his status as a vigilante.

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also, Rorschach is certifiably crazy, like.... lock in an asylum crazy. The Comedian (while maybe mildly psychotic) is just a bastard. And everyone knows insanity is more interesting.

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And everyone knows insanity is more interesting.

Yeah, Just look at me!

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also, Rorschach is certifiably crazy, like.... lock in an asylum crazy. The Comedian (while maybe mildly psychotic) is just a bastard. And everyone knows insanity is more interesting.


Nah, ambigüity is much more interesting :)

I could mention tons of reasons why The Comedian is the best character of Watchmen, in my humble opinion.

But I always remember his legendary scene with Moloch, the simple fact that a human being like The Comedian can exist sounds impossible, but yet we wonder, and in doing so, in thinking about that possibility, we look at ourselves, and see if maybe there is a little of Blake in all of us.

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