Will new stories about Nite Owl, Dr. Manhattan and Rorschach live up to the legacy?
Rate This Image
Real name: Adrian Veidt
What we know from "Watchmen": The "world's smartest man" goes from being a flashy hero to a Trump-like business mogul, whose identity as Ozymandias is known to the public. A tunnel-visioned idealist, Veidt remains a largely peripheral character until the last third of the 1986 series.
What we might see in "Before Watchmen": Born rich, a young Veidt gave away his fortune and walked the path of his idol, Alexander the Great, during which he became influenced by ancient Egyptian gods and became obsessed with saving humanity from itself. Told in flashback in the 1986 series, perhaps we'll get to see more of his transformation from philosophical visionary to spandex-wearing crimefighter.