The Comedian is a character in the classic comic book series - and 2009 movie - Watchmen. His real name is Edward Morgan Blake. This is one cigar-chomping, gun-toting vigilante-turned-paramilitary agent. Might he only fight crime to please his own sadistic desire to commit violent acts? It's a question Watchmen fans wrestle with.
Edward Blake: God damn I love working on American soil, Dan. Ain't had this much fun since Woodward and Bernstein. Dan Dreiberg: How long can we keep this up? Edward Blake: Congress is pushing through some new bill that's gonna outlaw masks. Our days are numbered. Till then it's like you always say, we're society's only protection. Dan Dreiberg: From what? Edward Blake: You kidding me? From themselves.