Nite Owl and Rorschach

    Team » Nite Owl and Rorschach appears in 15 issues.

    Nite Owl and Rorschach were a crime-fighting detective duo in New York City, until the Keene Act and Rorschach's mounting instability ended their partnership.

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    Nite Owl and Rorschach first came together during Nite Owl's first outing as a superhero. After Nite Owl broke up a riot, Rorschach snuck aboard Archimedes and proposed that they watch one another's backs. The team proved a strong one, and they undertook several successful missions together.


    The team was created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. They made their first appearance as a team in Watchmen #6.

    Major Story Arcs


    The team split up several years prior to the murder of the Comedian due to Rorschach's increasing instability and Nite Owl's retirement. They are brought back together after Rorschach is sent to prison. Nite Owl breaks him out, and together the pair investigate the Comedian's murder, uncovering Adrian Veidt's connection to the murder and the grander conspiracy. They travel together to Veidt's Antarctic headquarters to confront him. There, they attack him, but are defeated. Nite Owl is eventually persuaded to Veidt's side, while Rorschach refuses to compromise. He is killed by Dr Manhattan, marking the final dissolution of the team.

    Before Watchmen

    Though they initially have some differences in opinions on the case, Nite Owl and Rorschach ultimately join forces to take down a corrupt reverend who has been murdering prostitutes. Nite Owl rescues Rorschach from the church basement, and Rorschach kills the reverend to prevent him from killing again.

    Other Media


    Watchmen: The Motion Comic

    The team is depicted in this motion comic adaptation of the series.


    The team appears in this live action feature film adaptation of the comic.

    Video Games

    Watchmen: The End is Night

    The team are the main characters in this video game, set during their partnership in 1977.


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