Ozymandias Respect Thread

Adrian Alexander Veidt, Ozymandias

"What, in life, does not deserve celebrating?"

Born to German immigrants in 1939, Adrian Alexander Veidt was found to be gifted at a young age. His unusually high test scores raised suspicion and for the next few years he purposely achieved only average grades. After the death of his wealthy parents, he gave away his inheritance to charity in order to prove that people with nothing can build themselves up. He followed Alexander of Macedonia's warpath, following in his idol's footsteps, and ultimately discovered that all Alexander really did was resurrect the age of Egyptian Pharaohs. Adrian returned to America as the costumed Vigilante "Ozymandias" and retired two years before the Keene act was put in place. Labelled "The World's Smartest Man" and the head of a multi-billion dollar company, Adrian realised the threat of nuclear war and decided that he could save the world.

I am planning to make Respect Threads for most major Watchmen characters at some point. Be warned that for this Respect Thread and others, there will be Doctor Manhattan nudity. Tell me if there is anything I've missed.

General:

"I met a traveller from an antique land..."

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Has a daily workout routine with Bubastis.

Watchmen #10
Watchmen #10

Adrian Veidt's self-improvement guide.

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Watchmen #11

Interview with Adrian Veidt. The scans with feats, anyway.

Equipment:

"...Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone..."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Costume, gauntlets, headband and weapons.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Ozy's headband can ricochet.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Has a hidden stiletto under his gauntlet which can be thrown.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4

Has twin stilettos under his gauntlets.

Strength:

"...Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand..."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Shatters a boy's kneecap with a kick so that he never walks again, pushing the bone through his skin at the age of ten.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Punches downwards through several bricks and balances his entire body on one finger.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Breaks through a load of wooden planks covering an open space with his body.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Without moving his body or showing any strain, bends a man's arm back to the point of breaking before launching him a few metres off-panel with an open-palm shove.

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Watchmen #1

Breaks a chain fastening a door by kicking it down, which leads the police to say it was either two assailants or "one guy on serious drugs". He lifts up Eddie and throws him out the window through "strong glass". The type of glass and Eddie's weight lead the police to believe that there were two attackers.

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Watchmen #5

Brutalises an assassin by hitting him with a pole and slamming him into a Pharaoh figure.

Watchmen #12
Watchmen #12

One-shots Silk Spectre.

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Kicks open a locked wooden door.

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Casually catches The Comedian's wall-busting punches and then slams him through a glass table. He then tosses him across the room. Eddie weighs 225lbs.

"67 years old. 6'2", a solid 225. Guy was built like a linebacker."

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Breaks The Comedian's wrist.

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Slams The Comedian through a counter and then lifts him overhead and tosses him out the plate glass window.

"That's plate glass. You'd have to step on the gas just to put a crack in it."

"Had to have been thrown."

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Hits Roy Chess off his feet with a pole found near him.

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Kicks Rorschach into a wall hard enough to make him ricochet off it and go a few metres.

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Easily manhandles Nite Owl, a man of remarkable strength wearing gear.

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Tosses Rorschach across the room by his foot after swinging him round.

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Kicks Nite Owl away from him, causing him to spin in the air.

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One-shots Silk Spectre with a lying down kick.

Doomsday Clock #3
Doomsday Clock #3

Severs a rope with a palm slice.

Speed:

"...Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown..."

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Grabs a gun and moves it away from him after the shooter tightens his finger on the trigger.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Runs across a warehouse with thugs on the ground and a shooter on the rafters. Because of his speed, people shoot where he was and swing where he had already been, unable to hit him.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

A police officer comments that nobody could possibly move that fast as Ozymandias escapes an attempted arrest.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Crosses a fair distance to The Comedian when Eddie is "momentarily blinded".

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Watchmen #5

After an assassin shoots his assistant, Ozy deflects a shot aimed at him.

Watchmen #12
Watchmen #12

Tells Nite Owl before he performs the feat that he's capable of catching a bullet.

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Watchmen #12

Catches a bullet when taken off guard.

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Twists his body to avoid being hit by a mug thrown by The Comedian and when Eddie pulls up his gun, Adrian has already crossed the room and appeared next to him.

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Dodges a knife thrown by The Comedian, and then catches a cleaver.

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Avoids gunfire from Roy Chess, a professional assassin, and closes the distance between them to engage in melee.

"Veidt's behind everything. Why? What's his endgame? I cannot imagine a more dangerous opponent. Used to joke he was fast enough to catch a bullet. He could kill us both alone in the snow."

He's been saying he's fast enough to catch a bullet for a long time, so it's a sure thing when he does it.

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Catches a bullet fired at close range.

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Avoids being grabbed by Doctor Manhattan.

Doomsday Clock #2
Doomsday Clock #2

Ducks a bullet from The Comedian after being shot by surprise, but is still skimmed by the bullet.

Doomsday Clock #3
Doomsday Clock #3

Dodges multiple bullets from The Comedian by tilting his head out the way, when in the same scan Eddie proves himself a good enough marksman to ricochet bullets.

Endurance:

"...And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command..."

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Perfectly fine after leaping on the hood of a car hard enough to damage it.

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Watchmen #12

Doesn't seem to feel pain after he bleeds from a bullet.

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Doesn't change his facial expression as he pulls a bullet out of his hand.

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Tanks being pushed into televisions hard enough to break them and then takes eight punches and two headbutts to the face from Nite Owl. Ozy is unharmed by the fifth, bruised by the sixth and blood is drawn with the eight.

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Dan has some ridiculous striking power.

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Doomsday Clock #2/3

Is in good condition after being grazed by two bullets.

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Doomsday Clock #3

Tanks being hit hard enough by The Comedian to knock him off his feet and into plate glass without any clear damage, when the windows were capable of withstanding gunshots even when damaged.

Agility:

"...Tell that its sculptor well those passions read..."

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Stays balanced in the air whilst only supporting himself with one finger.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Makes his way through a warehouse filled with attackers, leaping over them, using acrobatic maneuvers and jumping up onto lights and then rafters.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Keeps his balance as he jumps on the hood of a moving car in order to stop it.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Balances perfectly on three balls with one finger as The Comedian shoots each one.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #6
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #6

Scales a skyscraper using his fingertips.

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Watchmen #7

Performs acrobatics on television.

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Leaps well over a diving Rorschach, who is 5'6".

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Jumps across a massive room.

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Doomsday Clock #3

Jumps out a skyscraper window and uses his agility to get to a ledge before leaping to a platform across the street.

Doomsday Clock #3
Doomsday Clock #3

After being shot twice, falls from a large building onto a car hard enough to break it and survives.

Skill:

"...Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things..."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

At the age of ten, graduates a Kung Fu dojo with honours faster than any student has been able to do so before, and easily beats up a bully much older and larger than himself.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Takes down four Turkish thugs using weapons and says that, "in moments, they all lay broken and bloodied" at his feet.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Stomps a knife wielder "with all the skill of a long-time professional."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Takes down a warehouse full of armed thugs.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Is equal to a prime Comedian, and loses on purpose.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4

Takes down the Flying Tiger gang.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5
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Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan #4

Stomps a group of museum robbers, with both Doctor Manhattan and himself agreeing it was easy and that the outcome was in no question.

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Watchmen #1

Comedian's Death Scene | Watchmen (2009) | 4K ULTRA HD - YouTube

Doomsday Clock #2
Doomsday Clock #2

Stomps an old Comedian, though Ozy had studied his moves.

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Watchmen #11

Ozymandias vs Nite Owl II and Rorschach HD - YouTube

Stomps Rorschach and Nite Owl at the same time.

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Doomsday Clock #3

After being shot and ambushed, gets the better of a prepared Comedian before Eddie uses the environment to gain the upper hand.

Combat Knowledge:

"...The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed..."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

When confronted with a shooter, he ejects the ammo clip as well as the bullet in the chamber, and then disassembles the gun. When the attacker pulls out a knife, Adrian is able to identify which artery the blade is angled at.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Throws a stiletto down the barrel of The Comedian's gun so that it blinds him when he fires it, allowing Ozy to close the distance. Trying to end the fight quickly, he applies pressure to the carotid artery.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Identifies a strike The Comedian attempts to use on him which would have been fatal and blocks it, and then tries the same move on Eddie.

Stealth:

"...And on the pedestal these words appear..."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Hides from a gang behind a boarded up area, and then ambushes them.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Sneaks up on an informant, and then disappears silently.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4

Easily breaks into the Oval Office.

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Silently crosses the room and surprises The Comedian when he isn't where he thought he was.

Doomsday Clock #2
Doomsday Clock #2

Breaks into Lex Luthor's office in his LexCorp building undetected.

Perception:

"...'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings..."

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

Says that he "could literally smell" people sneaking up behind him. However this could just be because they're smelly.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Fights effectively with a cloud of cocaine obscuring his vision.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Notices The Comedian behind him and reacts before he is shot at.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Notices The Comedian almost imperceptibly tighten his trigger finger.

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Watchmen #10

Is able to take in all the information of countless monitors. He does this in all of his major appearances.

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Watchmen #11
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Detects a stealth attack from Rorschach and reacts accordingly.

"I've known Jon long enough to see he isn't devoid of emotion. His subtle facial twitches wouldn't be noticed by the layman, but to me, he might as well have been sobbing."

Notices Doctor Manhattan's emotion.

Accuracy:

"...Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'..."

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Performs a quadruple ricochet with his headband.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Disarms The Comedian with a bin lid across a fair distance.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Sends a stiletto "with unerring accuracy" into the barrel of The Comedian's gun after he tightens his trigger finger.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5

Throws a stiletto dead centre into a paint can.

Watchmen #11
Watchmen #11

Hits Nite Owl in the nose with a pot lid.

Tactics:

"...Nothing beside remains: round the decay..."

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Uses a nearby bin lid to deflect The Comedian's gunfire, and then uses it as a projectile to disarm him. This disables Eddie's gun.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

When The Comedian is on top of him, Adrian bites off the end of his cigar and spits it back into his face as he breaks free.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4

Deals with the Flying Tigers' gliders by slicing them with his stilettos.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5

Throws a stiletto into a paint can in order to temporarily blind the boy threatening him, by having the paint spray into his eyes.

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Watchmen #5

Uses a piece of Egyptian decor to deflect a bullet when caught as Adrian Veidt, and then brutalises the assassin with the environment.

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Watchmen #11

Pins Rorschach to a table by sticking a fork into his coat, and deflects Nite Owl's laser with a pot lid before throwing it at him.

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Watchmen #11

Uses a drink mat to stop the fork Rorschach tries to impale him with, and then pulls around Walter's mask in order to obscure his vision.

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Uses a pole thing he finds as a weapon.

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As Nite Owl tries to laser him, Adrian throws a chair which blocks the laser and knocks Dan to the ground.

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Breaks Nite Owl's laser to stop it being a factor.

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Doomsday Clock #2

Turns off a building's lights and has a rocket fly past the building he's in as a distraction.

Miscellaneous:

"...Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare..."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

He can make his perception of time slow to a crawl and then stop, whilst he surveys the area and calculates all possibilities, eliminating coincidence from the equation. When up against thugs, he describes being "seven steps ahead of them" and can ricochet his headband with perfect accuracy. As he kicks somebody off the rafters, he angles their fall perfectly so that they land on a pile of cocaine beneath. Because of his training, he can effectively fight without breathing which he uses to his advantage by having cocaine block breathing in his area.

Fights:

"...The lone and level sands stretch far away."

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Vs. The Comedian 1

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Watchmen #1

Comedian's Death Scene | Watchmen (2009) | 4K ULTRA HD - YouTube

Doomsday Clock #2
Doomsday Clock #2

Vs. The Comedian 2

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Watchmen #11

Ozymandias vs Nite Owl II and Rorschach HD - YouTube

Vs. Nite Owl & Rorschach

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Doomsday Clock #3

Vs. The Comedian 3

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