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Mar 10, 2009

Burning Questions: Watchmen (Special "theatrical" version!)

Thar be a mild spoiler in here.

So, um, I take it that the combination of the shrinkage phenomenon and Antarctica become obsolete when we're talking about a guy that can re-arrange matter?

And if that's the case, didn't he have more pressing issues on his mind at the time than worrying about his appearance (in front of friends that have seen him sans clothes way too often, anyhow)?


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Daniel Getahun said...

I just don't understand why he took off his diaper when his career was "over".

I think I missed something.

Nick said...

In the comic, it's explained that when he first showed up as 'Dr. Manhattan', the government gave him a costume and whatnot. But as the years went on, he found less and less need to actually wear it, so he removed it a little at a time until he eventually just walked around naked (except when doing public interviews or whatever, such as right before he goes to Mars). It's a little more detailed than that, but that's the basic gist of it.

Fletch said...

Nick - now please answer my burning questions. Thanks.

:D

Nick said...

Fletch:

Your first question is pretty self-answering. He's a God-like being, so of course shrinkage doesn't affect him :P .

As for your second question... I'm not sure what you mean. When was he worried about his appearance?

Reel Whore said...

As to question #1, rearranging matter does totally negate the effects of shrinkage and the Antartic cold.

As to the follow-up, dude could rub down Malin Ackerman in a freaky-superpowered orgy, do his research and hold conversations with his buddy all at the same time. I think he could waste a smidgen of his concentration to ensure that his package always, ALWAYS inspired awe and envy among other men.

The fact that he left didn't show he cared, his bull-sized member proved that all on its own.