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Watchmen Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Rorschach AKA Walter Joseph Kovacs

Rorschach, the graphic novel's primary protagonist, was born Walter Joseph Kovacs in 1940 in a tenement slum to Sylvia Joanna Kovacs nee Glick, a drug-using prostitute. Rorschach is killed November 2, 1985, by Jon Osterman. In 1951, at the age of 11, Walter was attacked on the street by two teenager toughs. In the ensuing fight, Walter was easily victorious but partially blinded one of the older boys by sticking a lighted cigarette into his eye. The resultant investigation uncovered Walter's seriously deficient living conditions, and he was taken into the State's Child Protective Services program. Walter's mother never made an attempt to contact him. When Walter was notified of her death in 1956, he appeared unaffected. Walter left the protective service in 1956 and worked for several years at a dry-cleaning laundry service. While at the laundry, Walter obtained a dress made from an advanced heat-and-pressure-responsive polymer sandwiched between two...

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