Dr. Manhattan Quotes

Dr. Manattan Bio Explained

Dr. Jonathan Osterman, also known as Doctor or Dr. Manhattan, is a character of fiction in the DC Comics created by writer Alan Moore and comic strip artist Dave Gibbons. The character first appeared in “Watchmen,” which is a graphic novel series. They were published in the year 1986 as well as the year 1987. In this Dr. Manhattan bio, it’s important to note that the doctor possesses unlimited power, which makes him the top of the list for the powerful superheroes in comics.

The character Jonathan Osterman was born in 1929 to a German American family and grew up studying nuclear physics, graduating from Princeton University with a Ph.D. in atomic physics. After a serious accident inside a test chamber where Osterman’s body is blown to pieces, Osterman’s body reforms into a tall, hairless, naked, blue-skinned man.

In part, Dr. Manhattan is based on Captain Atom, another DC Comic character. However, Moore felt the doctor should become a “supreme superhero” than just a Captain Atom-type character. He also wanted to avoid an emotionless Spock-like character from Star Trek.

In the Watchmen series, metaphysical issues and questions are addressed, and Dr. Manhattan is the primary figure where these issues are centered. Dr. Manhattan is depicted as a post-human god, and he’s been mentioned in various media. Later, in “Before Watchmen,” which is a prequel comic book, Dr. Manhattan appeared in his own miniseries.

In 2016, Dr. Manhattan became a primary character in the DC Universe world. He is a significant character in the miniseries “Doomsday Clock,” published from the year 2017 to the year 2019. In 2019, the doctor became a major character in “Watchmen” an HBO series. The miniseries and the HBO series serve as sequels to the Watchmen graphic novel. Dr. Manhattan has human-like features, but a blue hue. His forehead has the atomic structure of hydrogen. He does not wear a helmet.

Here are our favorite Dr. Manhattan Quotes

This is Dr. Manhattan. For years, i have watched humanity barrel ignorantly down the path to destruction. This ends tonight. From this minute on, you shall change your policies and your ways of violence. Any nation that does not immediately stand down and dismantle their weapons arsenals, shall be destroyed.

A live human body and a dead human body have the same number of particles. Structurally there’s no difference.

There’s no such thing as the “future.”

I tried to explain. Thermodynamic miracles–events with odds against so astronomical, like oxygen turning into gold. I have longed to witness such a thing and yet I neglect that in human coupling, millions upon millions of cells compete to create life over generation after generation: Until finally, your mother loves a man–Edward Blake, the Comedian–a man she has every reason to
hate. And out of that contradiction, against unfathomable odds, it was you, only you, that emerged. To distill so specific a form from all of that chaos; Your creation is like . turning air into gold. A miracle.

I was not aware

Yes, anyone in the world. But the world is so crowded with miracles that they become commonplace and we forget. I forget.

I’ve safely transformed the uranium into sand. I trust you can take things from here.

I said you ought to go.

Interference. Cataclysmic interference.

Our conversation commences when you surprise me with the information that you and Dreiberg have been sleeping together.

I’m having trouble with my vision. I can’t see clearly what lies ahead. There’s some static interference.

I’m uncertain. A power surge of great magnitude? Perhaps a nuclear detonation.

The human mind for some reason is only capable of viewing time frame by frame. Perhaps you’d find it more comforting if you could perceive time as I do.

By your line of questioning, you’re suggesting that I was the cause of cancer in these individuals.

I didn’t mean to upset you.

I said, often, that you were my only remaining link with the world. Now that link is shattered. Don’t you see the futility of asking me to save a world that I no longer have any stake in?

Don’t worry, we have plenty of time.

Not to me. My red world here means more to me than your blue one. I’ll show you around if you like.

Please. If everyone would just go away and leave me alone.

I don’t know what stimulates you anymore.

If you think there’s a problem with my attitude, I’m prepared to discuss it. But logically, not clouded with human emotion.

Is this dark enough?

Tachyon particles. Tachyons are a rare occurrence. The detonation of nuclear warheads could conceivably be the cause.

Nor I. Believe me, I fully understand the gravity of the situation.

Yes, he was a good friend of mine. When we were both physicists.


I don’t think your life is a joke.

I’m sorry. It’s these tachyons. They’re, muddling things up. I’d better follow him

Laurie. You complain that I refuse to see life on life’s terms. And yet you continuously refuse to see things from my perspective. If only you’d try to see the whole continuum, life’s pattern, you’d
understand. But you deliberately shut it out as if afraid to see.

It ends with you in tears.

Yes. Yes, he killed Blake and millions of others. Excuse me, Daniel, I’m talking to Laurie ninety seconds ago.

You are going to try to convince me to save the world.

I’m afraid he’s correct. Exposing Adrian would only doom the world to nuclear destruction again.

Laurie. I’m leaving this galaxy. For one a little less complicated.

I return to Earth at some point. The streets are filled with death.

Oh. Forgive me. These things sometimes slip my mind.

Adrian? Adrian, don’t

Why does my perception of time distress you so?

The comedian was your father.

Rorschach, you know I can’t let you do that.

Adrian, don’t be foolish. Even if I can’t predict where I’m going to find you, I can turn the walls to glass. The tachyons were clever but it’s time to give up Jon spots the Lynx in a METAL CORRIDOR.

And the universe will not even notice. See the dual moons. Aren’t they breathtaking?

On the Argyre Planitia? As you wish.

Restructuring myself was the first trick I learned! It didn’t kill me before, did you seriously think it would kill me now? You are nothing but a man. And the world’s smartest man means no more to me
than its smartest termite!

But I’ve changed my mind. There are miracles in your world that are worth preserving.

I have. I think maybe I’ll create some. Goodbye, Laurie.

I’m sorry. This must be very upsetting for you. I have traced the source of the Tachyon particles to Antarctica. Shall we?

What is that, Adrian? Some new, ultimate weapon?

Very well. If I must, let us follow this through to the bitter end.

Without condoning or condemning, I understand

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