Watchmen

Watchmen

by

Alan Moore

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Janey Slater Character Analysis

Janey is Jon’s first partner listed in the story. Jon falls in love with her and they live together for several years, including the period in which Jon is reborn as Dr. Manhattan. However, as Janey grows older and less attractive, Jon leaves her for 16-year-old Laurie Juspeczyk, which makes Janey furious
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Janey Slater Character Timeline in Watchmen

The timeline below shows where the character Janey Slater appears in Watchmen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: The Judge of All the Earth
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...but Jon does not understand what he did wrong. In an office elsewhere, an aging Janey Slater interviews with Nova Express and tells them about how bitter and hurt she was... (full context)
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...Doug Roth, a reporter for Nova Express, lists off many of Jon’s former associates, including Janey Slater and Moloch, who all have terminal cancer, and insinuates that their illness has some... (full context)
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...an old bar and finds a photo of a man standing next to a young Janey Slater. Jon takes it, walks out to a clearing, and teleports himself away. (full context)
Chapter 4: Watchmaker
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...something called an “intrinsic field,” and shows him the local bar. In 1959, Jon meets Janey Slater in the bar. In 1963, they make love after an argument. In 1966, Janey... (full context)
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...starts up for a scheduled test and the radiation evaporates Jon’s body. One month later, Janey sticks their photo together on the wall in the bar. One month after that, a... (full context)
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At Christmas in 1959, Janey struggles to adjust to Jon’s new form. Jon takes her in his arms and tells... (full context)
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In 1963, Janey shouts at Jon when he tells her he knew that J.F.K. would die—she thinks he... (full context)