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Friday, June 15

RORSCHACH: Powers and Abilities

Rorschach is a violent anti-hero detective in the 1986 DC Comics series Watchmen. He wears a constantly shifting inkblot mask which he considers to be his true face. He is shown to possess zero tolerance for moral deviance or criminality, labeling him as an extremely right-wing character by others.


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Abilities

Acrobatics: Training himself to become a gifted athlete, Rorschach has been able to jump roof top to roof top, scale tall buildings and land on his feet without ever making a sound.

Espionage: Rorschach was proven quite skillful in the act of espionage, spying on his enemies and allies alike just to keep tabs as well as confirm his suspicions.

Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced): Rorschach was a brilliant street fighter and has since honed this skill during his years of crime fighting and his stint in prison. He is also a skilled boxer, having trained during his time in the Lillian Charlton Home for Problem Children.

Interrogation: Rorschach has his own special brand of asking questions, mostly involving breaking body parts and otherwise scarring or maiming victims (or suspects) to get answers.

Intimidation: Rorschach's mental instability is well known, even without his costume or any of his friends about he is an intimidating man and has made many people flee in his presence.

Investigation: Rorschach is an accomplished detective, figuring out the "mask killer theory" and eventually Ozymandias' plan with little to no help. His zeal for crime solving has been mentioned multiple times.

Journalism: Rorschach kept a journal of his adventures when it was most necessary, he's proven to be a deep thinker and since witnesses the underbelly of the city has cataloged it's nightmares.

Indomitable Will: After the events which made him take on the personality of Rorschach in every aspect of his life, He developed a desire to make sure that all crime is punished, even after masked adventurers became detested and banned in the Watchmen universe, continuing his vigilante activities long after other vigilante's retired, or went into government-sponsored roles. Other examples of this ability include refusing to surrender when heavily outnumbered by armed police officers, and his sacrifice at the end of the series, where, instead of breaking his philosophy that all crime must be punished, he knowingly forces Doctor Manhattan to murder him as he attempts to return to civilisation to tell the world of Ozymandias actions, rather than remain silent of his mass murder of over three million people so that nuclear war could be averted.

Weaknesses

Insanity: Some call Rorschach a sociopath, driven to his nature by the horrid nature of mankind. Whatever the case or cause might be, Rorschach is not a stable individual in modern public society and is only suited for his special brand of justice.

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