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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, #16, Rorschach
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, Rorschach

AKA: WALTER KOVACS

Choosing just one of the Minutemen � the stars of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons� classic comic, Watchmen � was tough. But from a purely iconic point of view, it had to be Rorschach. Who was in the first picture released from Zack Snyder�s upcoming Watchmen movie? Rorschach. Who dominated online casting debates? Rorschach. Like The Punisher, Rorscach can be easily dismissed as a fascist whose belief in moral absolutes � there are no shades of grey; only black, white, good and evil � drives him to take the law into his own hands. But in the hands of Moore, the freckled, ginger Walter Kovacs is a taut, tortured, complex creation who, as well as being at the centre of some of Watchmen�s most memorable sequences (the prison riot, for one), ends up being perhaps the most pure out of the graphic novel�s characters, the only one who � SPOILER WARNING � isn�t interested in compromising himself for the greater good.

FIRST APPEARED IN WATCHMEN #1 (1986)
CREATED BY ALAN MOORE AND DAVE GIBBONS

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Clad in a trenchcoat and a spotted mask which appears to constantly change configuration, much like a Rorschach test, this unyielding vigilante dishes out punishment to evildoers any way he sees fit. (Usually death.)
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He�ll be played by Jackie Earle Haley � Oscar-nominated actor and real-life black belt � in Zack Snyder�s eagerly-awaited Watchmen, due next year.
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Like most Watchmen characters, Rorschach was based on a couple of old superheroes from the Charlton Comics era � in this case, two heroes, The Question and Mr. A.
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