Why does everyone love Rorschach?

#1 Posted by spiderpigbart (2651 posts) - - Show Bio

The man is a lunatic, and put his ethics before humanity's survival.  Why is that great?

#2 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

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#3 Posted by Icarusflies (12247 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's RORSCHACH! :D

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#4 Posted by spiderpigbart (2651 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icarusflies said:

" Because he's RORSCHACH! :D "

#5 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34404 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been wondering the same thing, as I personally hated Rorschach...maybe it's his stubborn refusal to compromise his values.

#6 Edited by spiderpigbart (2651 posts) - - Show Bio
@~The Wanderer~ said:

" I've been wondering the same thing, as I personally hated Rorschach...maybe it's his stubborn refusal to compromise his values. "

Yeah, I personally prefer Nite-Owl or Ozymandias.
#7 Posted by Calvin (3479 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderpigbart: I don't love him.
#8 Posted by spiderpigbart (2651 posts) - - Show Bio
@Calvin said:
" @spiderpigbart: I don't love him. "
 I meant everyone very broadly.
#9 Posted by SuperXAsh (506 posts) - - Show Bio

because he was crazy, and was like a more realistic version of a Batman-type character. He was also the only character who seemed to give a crap about the overall problem. Manhattan was removed from human society, Silk Spectre was more worried about sex with various characters, and Nite-Owl seemed more concerned with his erectile disfunction. And Ozymandias was busy being the hidden villain.
 
And why was Rorschach in the wrong to not wanna let thousands of innocent people get killed???

#10 Posted by GT-Man (4054 posts) - - Show Bio

I love his costume I love his gritty voice and he's a BADA$$ vertigo question mix with batman THATS ONE I LOVE HIM as a comicbook character OFCOURSE
#11 Posted by Calvin (3479 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderpigbart said:
" @Calvin said:
" @spiderpigbart: I don't love him. "
 I meant everyone very broadly. "
Well if you don't love him, now you know you got one more supporter
#12 Posted by spiderpigbart (2651 posts) - - Show Bio
@SuperXAsh said:
" because he was crazy, and was like a more realistic version of a Batman-type character. He was also the only character who seemed to give a crap about the overall problem. Manhattan was removed from human society, Silk Spectre was more worried about sex with various characters, and Nite-Owl seemed more concerned with his erectile disfunction. And Ozymandias was busy being the hidden villain. And why was Rorschach in the wrong to not wanna let thousands of innocent people get killed??? "
And instead being willing for billions to die?  And it was actually millions who died.  To save billions.  
#13 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderpigbart: 
 
I thought about giving an answer to the thread title but it's clear you don't actually care what anybody says anyway. You don't want to learn about the character or why fans of his like him. You've made up your mind that you don't like him and this is really nothing more than a hate thread. 
 
As for Rorschach being willing to let billions die let me ask you a question. 
 
Would you be willing to let someone kill your child if it meant saving a million others? You know what don't answer that. Just think about it.
#14 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio

because he was the first really Dark down to earth character we got. while the gruff voice, and never compromise attitude is over-played now. It wasn't when he was introduced.
 
even the punisher was not as Dark or Realistic as Walter.

#15 Posted by Bestostero (5611 posts) - - Show Bio

Rorschach is awesome because he can rip other characters design and still be better than the original lol jk
 
 but he is based on the Question...  They're both awesome :)

#16 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a reason: 

#17 Posted by SuperGamera (565 posts) - - Show Bio

because he's an interesting character in an excellent book, he's also awesome 

#18 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio

He actually has an interesting psychological profile, like many of the other characters in Watchmen. He has a depth of character that most people seen in traditional superhero comics do not (or did not). You don't have to be sympathetic to his values or his ethical system to appreciate him as a character. Or maybe you do. I don't. He is incredibly well-written, and his perspective on current events during Watchmen is very interesting to me. He basically considers himself to be Batman, except his delusions are more transparent, and he's not written to be nigh-invincible. He hits emotional depths at several points in the story, but also pulls off the disturbing calm of a sociopathic killer. To sum things up, I like Rorschach because he's an interesting character to read about, and due to the nature of Watchmen, you get to learn a lot more about him than you would about most characters. He's more believable than Daredevil, or Batman, or The Punisher. He has many human faults, and his life up until he becomes a vigilante is far more realistic than most origin story portrayals. His motivations are more simple, and his worldview is completely black and white (like his mask). Compromise? No. Not even in the face of armageddon. Never compromise.

#19 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

"None of you seem to understand, I'm not locked in here with you; you're locked in here with me!" 
"And all their sex and filth will foam up about their wastes and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "save us!" and I'll look down and whisper "no"."
"Your hands; my perspective." 
 
Nuff said.

#20 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29332 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he's @#%ing awesome. :)

#21 Posted by longbowhunter (5864 posts) - - Show Bio

Everybody loves an anti-hero. For me Dr. Manhattan was the coolest character in Watchmen. I loved the irony of his origin.
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#22 Posted by ComicCrazy (1537 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate how people say he is a more realistic batman. Everyone thinks being really violent and killing people is more realistic. Yet I don't have a giant problem with him myself  I think I kinda do like him.
#23 Posted by TheVindicator (443 posts) - - Show Bio

I think many people have become desensitized and even worse, enamored of, abject violence so they relate to this ultra-violent murderer.

#24 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicCrazy said:
" Everyone thinks being really violent and killing people is more realistic."
This is not why I think Rorschach is more realistic, though it is perfectly true. Also, Batman is incredibly violent, so I'm not sure what your point is there.
#25 Posted by Retro_Metro (368 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like a 1930's alternate Batman with no high tech but with a more insane perspective of life.

#26 Posted by spiderpigbart (2651 posts) - - Show Bio
@IrishX said:
" @spiderpigbart:   Would you be willing to let someone kill your child if it meant saving a million others? You know what don't answer that. Just think about it. "
Well, actually, right now, I say yes.  But I don't have children, and if I did, that answer may change. And that doesn't work for Rorschach anyway, he's a sociopath.  
#27 Posted by danhimself (21912 posts) - - Show Bio

I love him because he touches me in the right place
 
 
 
my soul

#28 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio
@SuperGamera said:
" because he's an interesting character in an excellent book, he's also awesome 
"
That is adorable. I wouldn't mind getting thrown down an elevator shaft by something that cute.
#29 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio


 
#30 Posted by spiderpigbart (2651 posts) - - Show Bio
@Dracade102 said:
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Hey...... are you insulting me?!  That doesn't tell me anything!
#31 Posted by ComicCrazy (1537 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg said:
" @ComicCrazy said:
" Everyone thinks being really violent and killing people is more realistic."
This is not why I think Rorschach is more realistic, though it is perfectly true. Also, Batman is incredibly violent, so I'm not sure what your point is there. "
What I mean is everyone thinks that to make a realistic superhero he has to actually be an anti hero instead of being a really good guy like Hal Jordan or Spiderman or whatever he has to be like wolverine. But yeah I do like Rorschach and I do even think he is realistic but I hate it when people think being violent is more realistic than having good views and morals I mean in some ways it is more realistic but not all the time.
#32 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a hero who kills people in interesting ways, nuff said

#33 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nerx said:
" He's a hero who kills people in interesting ways, nuff said "
That's pretty much the definition of "anti-hero".
#34 Posted by pinchpaker29 (470 posts) - - Show Bio

2 things that sell well, Sex and Violence,
 Rorschach has none of the sex but is really cool on the Violence part. :D

#35 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg said:
"He actually has an interesting psychological profile, like many of the other characters in Watchmen. He has a depth of character that most people seen in traditional superhero comics do not (or did not). You don't have to be sympathetic to his values or his ethical system to appreciate him as a character. Or maybe you do. I don't. He is incredibly well-written, and his perspective on current events during Watchmen is very interesting to me. He basically considers himself to be Batman, except his delusions are more transparent, and he's not written to be nigh-invincible. He hits emotional depths at several points in the story, but also pulls off the disturbing calm of a sociopathic killer. To sum things up, I like Rorschach because he's an interesting character to read about, and due to the nature of Watchmen, you get to learn a lot more about him than you would about most characters. He's more believable than Daredevil, or Batman, or The Punisher. He has many human faults, and his life up until he becomes a vigilante is far more realistic than most origin story portrayals. His motivations are more simple, and his worldview is completely black and white (like his mask). Compromise? No. Not even in the face of armageddon. Never compromise. "

This.
#36 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio
@pinchpaker29 said:
" 2 things that sell well, Sex and Violence,  Rorschach has none of the sex but is really cool on the Violence part. :D "
No sex? What about "the accumulated filth of all their SEX and murder will foam up about their waists.
#37 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34404 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReverseNegative said:
" @pinchpaker29 said:
" 2 things that sell well, Sex and Violence,  Rorschach has none of the sex but is really cool on the Violence part. :D "
No sex? What about "the accumulated filth of all their SEX and murder will foam up about their waists. "
Because just MENTIONING sex, even when he's speaking about it in a clearly condemning manner, warrants him a popularity boost because "sex sells"?
#38 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio
@~The Wanderer~ said:
" @ReverseNegative said:
" @pinchpaker29 said:
" 2 things that sell well, Sex and Violence,  Rorschach has none of the sex but is really cool on the Violence part. :D "
No sex? What about "the accumulated filth of all their SEX and murder will foam up about their waists. "
Because just MENTIONING sex, even when he's speaking about it in a clearly condemning manner, warrants him a popularity boost because "sex sells"?
"
Yes, it is sarcasm. But who needs sex in a comic when you have a raging sociopath? 

#39 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34404 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReverseNegative: Dunno, I'm not sure I necessarily need either in my comics.
#40 Posted by CrimsonAlchemist (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Beacuse he is the most realistic character in Watchmen and he is a callus bad ass with a heart of gold that's why.

#41 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio
@CrimsonAlchemist said:
" Beacuse he is the most realistic character in Watchmen and he is a callus bad ass with a heart of gold that's why. "
True, but I'd say more a "heart of rage".
#42 Posted by 614azrael (10302 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg:
AN thus the bloger has his answer. Hes grity believable and black an white even in the worst of places his outlook even now is a fresh an original thing
#43 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio
@Retro_Metro said:
"He looks like a 1930's alternate Batman with no high tech but with a more insane perspective of life. "

WHAT?!?!? HELL NO!!!!!!!
#44 Posted by Vitality (1755 posts) - - Show Bio

For me...I would never...ever...let innocents die to save someone else.  
I would die trying to save people...but I would never kill innocents to save others. No matter how many people were getting saved.
#45 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vitality said:
"For me...I would never...ever...let innocents die to save someone else.  I would die trying to save people...but I would never kill innocents to save others. No matter how many people were getting saved. "

That adds the element of "crazy"
#46 Posted by RetolledTruth (941 posts) - - Show Bio

I love him because he's conservative....even though he's poor...like myself... 
 
he fights....even though it means he'll get hurt 
 
he is the only hero a real world can bear

#47 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio

Crazy will always be sexy. xP

#48 Posted by BAKIMA3 (33 posts) - - Show Bio

Fans of Rorschach love him because he has motives and has a amazing backgroind to as why he hides ans doesnt compramise he uses house hold items as weapons and is far skilled than a lot of superheros where he is just a human when the goverment banned masked vigilantes he stayed out there And continued to fight for justive because he believed

#49 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (5029 posts) - - Show Bio

I love DARK characters and characters with barely any powers, But love the xmen though.
Rorschach is Just AWESOME.

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