All the Smiley Face Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed in ‘Watchmen’
With its adaptation of the Watchmen comic book, HBO swept the globe by storm. The show is jam-packed with nods and references to the source material. Others who have read the book first have a better understanding of what is going on than those who have merely watched the show.
In the first season of Watchmen, there are numerous hidden references and Easter eggs that would delight any fan. With that in mind, here are all of the happy faces Easter eggs you might have missed during the show.
The plot of the show takes place three decades after the events of 1985. This was also the time when Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic DC comic came to an end. During that year, a vigilante named Adrian Veidt staged a phony attack that resulted in the deaths of millions of people.
Despite its crudeness, the phony attack compelled nations to cooperate in order to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. Rorschach planned to expose Veidt to the world since his former partners considered his methods repulsive. Doctor Manhattan, on the other hand, destroyed him before he could make good on his threats.
Rorschach had submitted his journal for publication before he died. Thirty-four years after the events depicted in the comics, the Seventh Kavalry, a white supremacist group, obtained the publications and utilized the information to attack minority communities.
The Tulsa Police Department’s officers were attacked by the Kavalry. Only two policemen, Angela Abar and Chief Judd Crawford, survived the onslaught on the 40 homes. As a result, a legislation was created requiring cops to wear masks on the job in order to conceal their identities.
Angela finds herself fighting to halt two conspiracies to kidnap Dr. Manhattan, a survivor of the Tulsa riots and the original masked hero, as the police force seeks to bring down the Seventh Kavalry.
On the episode, there are Easter eggs with cheerful faces.