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 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.
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.
Hooded Justice is the first costumed superhero to appear in the Watchmen universe. He is also the only one who maintained his civilian identity secret, even after his death
Captain Metropolis is a superhero in the Watchmen universe.
A young man that works at the New Frontiersman.
A member of the Minutemen who wore a glider suit that enabled him to fly.
A member of the Minutemen in the Watchmen series. Now deceased.
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.
A founding member of the Minutemen and mother to Laurel Jane Juspeczyk (Silk Spectre II). She currently resides in a nursing home in California.
Hollis Mason was a young police officer who (sickened by the rampant crime in 1920's New York) created another identity for himself as the masked vigilante Nite Owl. He has long since retired and has passed down his title to Dan Dreiberg.
A genetically engineered, monstrous "alien" life-form created by a collection of missing artists and scientists that were secretly employed by Adrian Veidt a.k.a. Ozymandias.
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