Watchmen

Watchmen

by

Alan Moore

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President Nixon Character Analysis

President Richard Nixon is the President of the United States. In the novel’s fictionalized version of history, after Edward Blake kills the reporters who would have uncovered Watergate, Nixon amends the constitution to allow himself to serve five consecutive terms in office. (In reality, he resigned in order to avoid being impeached as a result of the scandal.)
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President Nixon Character Timeline in Watchmen

The timeline below shows where the character President Nixon appears in Watchmen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: The Judge of All the Earth
American Corruption and Patriotism Theme Icon
In a government building, President Nixon meets with his advisors, who claim that if Russia makes it to Pakistan, they’ll likely... (full context)
Chapter 4: Watchmaker
Heroes, Villains, and Vigilantes Theme Icon
Nihilism and Meaning Theme Icon
American Corruption and Patriotism Theme Icon
In 1971, President Nixon asks Jon to fight in the Vietnam War. Two months later, Jon meets the Comedian... (full context)
Heroes, Villains, and Vigilantes Theme Icon
Nihilism and Meaning Theme Icon
American Corruption and Patriotism Theme Icon
In 1975, President Nixon amends the constitution to allow himself to run for a third term. Ozymandias retires and... (full context)
Chapter 10: Two Riders Were Approaching
American Corruption and Patriotism Theme Icon
In a bunker, an aging President Nixon arrives with the nuclear football handcuffed to his wrist. Officers announce that tanks are gathering... (full context)
Chapter 11: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty…
Heroes, Villains, and Vigilantes Theme Icon
Moralist vs. Utilitarian Ethics Theme Icon
...Comedian may have killed him. He also knows that the Comedian is in Dallas with Nixon on the day that J.F.K is shot. Kennedy was about to give a speech declaring... (full context)