- "Reassembling myself after disintigration was the first trick I learned. It didn't kill Jon Osterman. Did you really think it would kill me?"
- ―Dr. Manhattan
Jon Osterman, aka Dr Manhattan, is a character from Watchmen.
It is August 20, 1959. My coworkers and I prepare to call it a night. Wally and Janey decide to wait for me to retreive my coat from the intrinsic feild chamber. the door closes behind me. I ask Wally and Janey to let me out, laughing at my own stupidity. No one else laughs. Wally is turning white. I feel fear, for the last time. Janey runs out of the room to get help. It is too late. The light is taking me apart. A month later a token funeral is held. There is nothing to bury.
It is November 10, 1959. A circulatory system materializes in the kitchen. November 14. A partially muscled skeleton appears by the perimiter fence, and screams for 30 seconds before vanishing. It is November 22, and I fully manifest for the first time. I instantly realize I've changed. My skin now glows a bright blue. I now have scientific enlightenment, and complete mastery of mater at a subatomic level.
The government offers to help me learn how to control my new abilities. They are shaping me into something godlike. Something lethal. The marketing boys say I need a logo. I brand my forehead with a stylized versian of the hydrogen atom. If I am to have a symbol, it shall be one I respect.