HBO’s new collection Watchmen leaves us with one million questions every week, however fortunately, in episode three, “She Was Killed by Space Junk,” one main factor is confirmed: Jeremy Irons’s character is certainly Adrian Veidt, aka the supervillain Ozymandias. Initially, it appears as if Veidt resides his finest life in a sprawling mansion with horses and clones to serve him. However the newest episode reveals the maniacal genius is definitely residing in a jail world that he is desperately making an attempt to flee. So the place is Adrian Veidt being held, and the way did he get there?
Warning: spoilers from episodes three and 4 forward!
Within the first few episodes of the collection, Veidt appears content material together with his clone-like servants, Mr. Phillips and Ms. Crookshanks. They appear thrilled to serve him, baking him each day anniversary desserts, collaborating in his bizarre Dr. Manhattan-obsessed performs, and collaborating in his lethal experiments. However in episode 4, “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own,” it turns into clear that Veidt is not residing on this lavish countryside property by selection. He appears to be in a wierd dimension or world, the place he is utilizing a lake stuffed with fetuses to create people that he can catapult into the sky to check methods to flee.
However why is he seeking to the sky to flee this jail? It is only a principle, however many followers consider Veidt is on one other planet. Partly as a result of, within the premiere episode when Chief Crawford goes to go to the spouse of an officer who was shot, her TV is broadcasting a scene of Dr. Manhattan standing on Mars in entrance of a fort like construction that appears eerily much like Veidt’s dwelling.
Some followers assume this suggests Veidt is being held prisoner by Dr. Manhattan on Mars, and that the meteor-like factor Girl Trieu (Veidt’s protg) sees is Veidt touchdown again on Earth. “Veidt launches his clones into the air way too easily, which reminds me of the lower gravity of: moon, Mars, etc,” wrote Reddit user dsblock19. “In this case there is the relation between Veidt leaving the atmosphere of his prison and Trieu seeing her ‘thing’ return to through the atmosphere.”
This is only a principle, and as anticipated, we can’t be getting any solutions out of the collection’ creators. In an interview with Collider, showrunner Damon Lindelof revealed how he approached Veidt’s character, however stored tight-lipped about his location.
“Adrian Veidt is a character that I’m obsessed with and I was very compelled to wonder what happens to the Smartest Man in the World after he saves it. What situation do you put him in that it would be really interesting to watch him get himself out of, so the obvious idea that occurred to us was that he was under house arrest of some kind. We don’t know exactly how he came to be in this house or who his jailer is entirely at this point, but the idea is doing an escape story with Adrian Veidt that’s more like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner than it was like Escape from Alcatraz, that felt too delicious to not do.”
Whereas unconfirmed, the Mars principle is a believable one, as a result of within the sneak peek for episode 5, we see Veidt placing on an area swimsuit, which might imply he has plans on getting catapulted out.
After all, that is all hypothesis. We’ll simply have to attend and see what plans Watchmen has for this more and more charming, mysterious, and weird character.