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[[File:Comedian.jpg|thumb]]The '''Comedian '''(Eddie Blake) is a violent and dangerous "superhero" in the comic book ''Watchmen''.
{{Infobox|Box title = The Comedian|Image file = Comedian.jpg|Image size = 250|Row 1 title = Real Name|Row 1 info = Edward Morgan Black|Row 2 title = First Appearance|Row 2 info = Watchmen #1 (September, 1986)|Row 3 title = Creators|Row 3 info = Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons|Row 4 title = Team Affiliations|Row 4 info = The Crimebusters|Row 5 title = Aliases|Row 5 info = None|Row 6 title = Base of Operations|Row 6 info = New York City|Row 7 title = Powers|Row 7 info = None|Row 8 title = Skills and Abilities|Row 8 info = Marksman, skilled hand-to-hand fighter|Row 9 title = Paraphernalia|Row 9 info = None}}The '''Comedian '''(Eddie Blake) is a violent and dangerous "superhero" in the comic book ''Watchmen''.
 
 
==Origin==
 
==Origin==
 
A violent street thug, Edward Blake was inspired by a newspaper ad that acted as a call to arms to vigilantes and decided to make a costume and fight crime as The Comedian.
 
A violent street thug, Edward Blake was inspired by a newspaper ad that acted as a call to arms to vigilantes and decided to make a costume and fight crime as The Comedian.
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
[[File:The_comedian.jpg|thumb|the comedian in Before Watchmen: Roscharch/Comedian]]
 
[[File:The_comedian.jpg|thumb|the comedian in Before Watchmen: Roscharch/Comedian]]
Not much is known about the youth or parentage of Edward Blake, except that he was born in 1924 and that, according to a caseworker who worked with him he suffered some trauma in his youth that caused him periods of uncontrolled rage.
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Not much is known about the youth or parentage of Edward Blake, except that he was born in 1924.
   
 
He was part of a group called the Minutemen, a team of eight masked crime fighting vigilantes. After a photo shoot for the Minutemen, The Comedian walked into a room to find silk spectre changing. He then attempted to rape her but was then stopped by hooded justice, who then proceeded beat Blake in a rage. The Minutemen then banned him from the group.
 
He was part of a group called the Minutemen, a team of eight masked crime fighting vigilantes. After a photo shoot for the Minutemen, The Comedian walked into a room to find silk spectre changing. He then attempted to rape her but was then stopped by hooded justice, who then proceeded beat Blake in a rage. The Minutemen then banned him from the group.
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In the late 60's Blake joined a group called the crimebusters, led by Captain Metropolis. However, their first meeting did not last long after the Comedian set fire to one of Metropolis's display and told everybody that the group was a joke.
 
In the late 60's Blake joined a group called the crimebusters, led by Captain Metropolis. However, their first meeting did not last long after the Comedian set fire to one of Metropolis's display and told everybody that the group was a joke.
   
After the the Keene Act in the 70's, the Comedian joined the fight in [http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Vietnam Vietnam] with Dr. Manhattan, receiving a disfiguring scar on the left side of his face at war's end by an enraged Vietnamese woman he'd impregnated. He shot her in retaliation, telling Doctor Manhattan (who had watched the ordeal) that, despite the numerous chances at preventing the entire discretion; he did nothing.
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After the the Keene Act in the 70's, the Comedian joined the fight in [http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Vietnam v]ietnam with  dr. manhattan , receiving a disfiguring scar on the left side of his face at war's end by an enraged Vietnamese woman he'd impregnated. He shot her in retaliation, telling Doctor Manhattan (who had watched the ordeal) that, despite the numerous chances at preventing the entire discretion; he did nothing.
   
 
Returning home, he assisted Nite Owl in attempting to quell a riot, only to become enraged after someone hits him in the head with a piece of debris, opening fire on the crowd with rubber bullets. After the riot disperses, Nite Owl questions his brutal choice of action.
 
Returning home, he assisted Nite Owl in attempting to quell a riot, only to become enraged after someone hits him in the head with a piece of debris, opening fire on the crowd with rubber bullets. After the riot disperses, Nite Owl questions his brutal choice of action.
 
 
===Death===
 
===Death===
 
In October of 1985, he visited Edgar Jacobi a.k.a. moloch, his former arch-enemy, while he was drunk. Sobbing, he tells him that everything in life is a joke before departing in an inebriated stupor. A few days later, he is attacked in his apartment; being tossed around and beaten before being thrown from the window and plummeting to his death below.
 
In October of 1985, he visited Edgar Jacobi a.k.a. moloch, his former arch-enemy, while he was drunk. Sobbing, he tells him that everything in life is a joke before departing in an inebriated stupor. A few days later, he is attacked in his apartment; being tossed around and beaten before being thrown from the window and plummeting to his death below.
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==Weapons and Abilities==
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==Weapons and Abilties==
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Hand-to-hand combatant, firearms not perfect marksman, military tactics, espionage, skilled detective, and peak human-level strength
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hand-to-hand combatant, firearms not perfect marksman, military tactics, espionage, skilled detective and peak human-level strength
 
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[[Category:DC Comics]]
 
[[Category:Soldiers]]
 
[[Category:Soldiers]]
 
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[[Category:Crimebusters Members]]
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[[Category:Crimebusters]]
 
[[Category:Minutemen]]
 
[[Category:Minutemen]]
 
[[Category:Watchmen Characters]]
 
[[Category:Watchmen Characters]]
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