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is usually contrasted with the normalness of their surroundings, Fourth, is that superheroes tend to hide their identities and have to uphold a split personality versus theircrime fighting alter ego. The fifth one is that they play an active role in politics, often showing their patriotism and moral loyalty to the nation (Lesher, 2008).The characters in Watchmen have certain aspects of stereotype superheroes. Dr. Manhattan has god-like capabilities. He can teleport, time-travel and can see into the pastand future as well. Rorschach’s is devoted to his alter-ego and he does not want to lose his ink-blot mask. He tries to hide his identity. The Comedian works for the United Statesgovernment and is loyal and patriotic. Ozymandias plans a plot to kill people so that he can save the relationship between the US and the Soviet Union; therefore, this indicates
Surname 2his devotion to social justice. Although they seem like superheroes, an analysis of these characters shows that there have other traits which make them defy superheroes stereotypes rather than following them.Dr. Manhattan is an atomic physicist. An accident happens and he is vaporized in an experimental chamber. However, he still lives and his body becomes more powerful. He gets superhuman powers and can control atomic structure. This new powers make him an asset to the nation. Even though he becomes god like, Dr. Manhattan shows manydestructive flaws in this character which change the views of people about him. His god-like abilities leave him alienated from the society and emotionally detached from the people surrounding him. He is indifferent to human affairs and is unable to connect to hisloved ones. This ruins his relationship with people. He is withdrawn from humanity and becomes cold (Moore, 1986). He struggles with humanity and this is because of his objective view of the world in which he views the past, present and future. He can see that Ozymandias wants to destroy New York but does not stop hi and is not able to maintain his emotional relationships. These super-human abilities deft worldwide views