Sally Jupiter is Laurie’s mother and one of the Minutemen. Sally grooms Laurie to succeed her as a costumed hero from a young age, and Laurie resents her for it as an adult. From the start, Sally uses the exposure she receives as a hero to make money through her modeling career, which makes her into a national sex symbol. She marries her publicist, Laurence Schexnayder, and the two have an unhappy marriage for several years before divorcing. Although Edward Blake once tries to rape her, Sally eventually falls in love with Blake, especially as she grows older. Blake is Laurie’s father, but Sally conceals this fact from everyone, including her own daughter. When Laurie forgives Sally for everything and tells her that it’s okay that Blake is her real father, Sally kisses Blake’s picture and cries, revealing that she still loves him.
Sally Jupiter (the original Silk Spectre) Character Timeline in Watchmen
The timeline below shows where the character Sally Jupiter (the original Silk Spectre) appears in Watchmen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: At Midnight, All the Agents…
Chapter 2: Absent Friends
Hollis recalls that the Minutemen formed in 1939, when Captain Metropolis convinced Sally’s agent—and later, husband—Laurence Schexnayder to organize a publicity campaign. Given all of the heroes’ “extreme... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Abyss Gazes Also
...study, late at night. After Walter attacked the boys, the government removed him from his mother and placed him in state custody. Away from Sylvia, Walter does well in school, though... (full context)
Chapter 7: A Brother to Dragons
Chapter 8: Old Ghosts
Chapter 9: The Darkness of Mere Being
...and listening to her parents fight in the next room, near divorce. Laurence knows that Sally had an affair, and that Laurie isn’t his daughter. When Laurence and Sally find Laurie... (full context)
...After Jon leaves the meeting, she meets the Comedian and vaguely flirts with him. Soon, Sally storms up and takes Laurie away, though Laurie doesn’t understand what is so bad about... (full context)
...him. Laurie approaches Blake, throws her drink in his face, accuses him of raping her mother, and shouts until Jon arrives and teleports her away. Laurie doesn’t know why she’s retelling... (full context)
Chapter 12: A Stronger Loving World