Study Guide

The Silhouette (Ursula Zandt) in Watchmen

By Alan Moore

The Silhouette (Ursula Zandt)

The Silhouette makes her debut one month after the Nite Owl in 1939, when she breaks up a child porn trafficking ring. Eventually, her open lesbian lifestyle proves too controversial for the era, so Laurence Schexnayder has her kicked out of the Minutemen. Six weeks later, she and her partner are murdered in bed. Dressed in black and tough as nails, the Silhouette is one of Watchmen’s martyr figures.