Watchmen Characters

Monday, April 25 by Raina Lorring

Dive into a fantastic comic world with these “Watchman” characters. “Watchman” was released March 6, 2009. The film is based off the comic book by the same name and was first thought to be impossible to adapt to the big screen. The movie is set in an alternate 1985 where superheroes are real. The movie is full of very complex superhero characters.

  1. Doctor Manhattan (Billy Crudup), real name Jonathan Osterman. This “Watchman” character was once a normal man until he had an atomic accident, which gave him god-like powers. He’s one of the most interesting Watchmen because he is also devoid of human emotion. He has a relationship with Silk Spectre but she finds it hard to love a man who is no longer human.
  2. Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley), real name Walter Kovacs. This is the most mysterious “Watchmen” character. Many of his colleagues believe him to be insane. When the government outlaws heroes in the 1970s, he continues to be a vigilante but stays under the radar.
  3. Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman), real name Laurie Juspeczyk. This “Watchman” character is not afraid to play in a man’s world. She is the daughter of the original Silk Spectre and was pushed into becoming a hero by her mother at an early age. She has a relationship with Doctor Manhattan but can’t deal with his cold attitude. She then starts seeing Nite Owl II.
  4. Nite Owl II (Patrick Wilson), real name Dan Dreiberg. At the start of the movie this hero is retired like many of his colleges. After the death of the Comedian he pulls his costume out of the closet and takes up being a hero again even though his utility belt is tighter than it used to be. He also has a relationship with Silk Spectre after she leaves Doctor Manhattan.
  5. The Comedian (Jeffery Dean Morgan), real name Edward Morgan Blake. This “Watchmen” character was one of the first heroes from the 1930s. He’s very much the anti-hero. The Comedian was an old school Watchman when they were just ordinary people putting on spandex to fight crime. He also had a very brutal relationship with the original Silk Spectre and is the father of Silk Spectre.
  6. The original Silk Spectre (Carla Gugino), real name Sally Jupiter. This “Watchman” character was one of the original heroes when they were known as the Minutemen. She is mother of Silk Spectre. She also had a very strange relationship with the Comedian where it was rumored he raped her but she also seemed to be very much in love with him after he died.  
  7. Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), real name Adrian Veidt. This “Watchman” character is said to be the smartest man in the world. After heroes were outlawed Ozymandias created an empire by marketing his name. He betrays his colleagues with a secret plot to take over the world.
  8. Moloch the Mystic (Matt Frewer), real name Edward Jacobi. Moloch is a super villain that went up against many of the original heroes. He later converts to Christianity in prison and gives up his life of crime.
  9. Nite Owl (Stephen McHattie), real name Hollis Mason. This “Watchman” character is one of the more normal heroes. When he is forced to retire he becomes a mechanic and writes a tell-all book about his colleagues. He is later killed in retaliation because his attackers believe he was responsible for something when it was Nite Owl II.
  10. Mothman (Niall Matter), real name Byron Lewis. This “Watchman” character is another one of the original heroes. Mothman was investigated by the House of Un-American Activities Committee and he could never completely clear his name, which started his drinking problem. He’s a very sad character that shows how very unappreciated the heroes are.

- Raina Lorring

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