I do not own Watchmen or Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
I have everything I ever—
That's not true.
Everything I ever wanted was for the world to make sense again, and to be with Penny. When my mother was killed in a drive-by shooting when I was seven, I thought being a superhero would make the world make sense. When my father was crushed by falling debris from the Flying Frontiersman battling it out with General Panic when I was in high school, I realized that it was the world itself that was out of control. Maybe, I thought, I could be the one to control it.
I was wrong.
That job is too big for me. For any human. Or alien. Or robot. Or whatever the hell Bleemar is. Maybe a god could do it, but that's what Wodin claims to be, and he's made little progress so far.
I started looking in other places, other times, other dimensions for help. I couldn't...There was nobody who could help. Almost every alternation on Earth as we know it ended when a nuclear or super-powered arms race went... bad. Our world always ended in fire.
Not if I can help it.
Penny believed in the goodness of the human soul. Everything she ever wanted was for us to take care of those of us who needed it. Everything she ever wanted... was to save the world. So, for her, I'll save the world.
There's one world that didn't end in fire. A world with heroes but very few powers. Psychics, geniuses, a few cases of minor super-strength, and one man with the powers of a god who left the world to rot in its own filth. But it didn't rot. It... got better. Most of the masks went away, and the world went back to being mostly sane. War even stopped for a few centuries. A man called Ozymandias - well, you don't really need to worry. I've adapted his master stroke for the next Cold War-like stalemate, and if this tape does what it's supposed to - and I'll be using my Futurevision to check before I go to stage three—
Sorry. I kind of lost track.
The main reason I'm making this tape is so you won't go looking into what I was doing. My plan kept failing, and it was because you found out some of the more gruesome details and tried to stop me. Tried to stop... it. I... I can't let that happen. It won't happen in your lifetime anyway. I really hope this convinces you to leave it alone. Otherwise...
Anyway. I also wanted to say goodbye. I'm going to that world, Moist. There's another man there, a man named Rorshach. I'm going to meet him, and hopefully, he'll judge me for my crimes, and kill me. Please, any flowers you would have left me, put them on Penny's grave. She... she deserves them more than I do, anyway. Um... I willed my new house to you - any of my stuff in it, you can keep or sell or whatever - but my lab's going to blow up when I go. Above all, destroy this tape when you're done watching it. That's all I want. To save the world and to be dead.
And the world will make sense again.