Study Guide

President Richard M. Nixon in Watchmen

By Alan Moore

President Richard M. Nixon

Tricky Dick, as he’s fondly known, is elected in 1968, both in Watchmen’s world and our own. However, in alt-1985, there’s no such thing as Watergate (Nixon has the Comedian kill the whistleblowers, Woodward and Bernstein), and El Presidente is still going strong in his fifth term in office. What?! Worse still, Moore hints that it’s Nixon himself who orchestrates the assassination of JFK in 1963. There’s no love lost between the bearded one and Richard Milhous Nixon.