Watchmen appears in 34 issues.
Dr. Jon Osterman was a lowly lab technician, before he was caught in a radioactive particle test. He returned as a god-like superhuman. He is powerful and highly intelligent, yet he grew to become emotionally distant towards people. He is the only superhero with powers in the Watchmen storyline.
A crime-fighter who took up the identity of Nite Owl following the original's retirement, who himself retired in 1977 following the passage of the Keene Act
A former costumed hero and considered the smartest man alive, he left heroics shortly before the Keene Act came into effect and became involved in business.
A violent, noir detective/anti-hero and the chief protagonist of the "Watchmen" series. With a black-and-white worldview and an uncompromising moral code, Rorschach is well-known among criminals as the terror of the underworld.
Laurie Juspeczyk was chosen by her mother to succeed her as Silk Spectre. Resentful of her mother and her duties as a superheroine, she retired in 1977.
The gleefully amoral and borderline sociopathic government vigilante, The Comedian had a history of terrible deeds. His murder causes the chain of events in the Watchmen. He is known for his twisted sense of humor, his nihilistic worldview and his smiley-faced badge.
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