Assassinated By: Edward "The Comedian" Blake
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Even if you're an Alan Moore loyalist who hates Zack Snyder's Watchmen adaptation, it's tough to criticize the film's opening credits sequence. Showing history through the Watchmen lens, Snyder utilizes his beloved slow-motion to insert the fictional superheroes into several key events, against a backdrop of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changing."
The sequence's most intriguing historical remix places Edward "The Comedian" Blake (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) on the grassy knoll in Dallas, making him the second gunman responsible for assassinating President John F. Kennedy. Snyder certainly didn't win any fans in the Kennedy family, but we love how well the bit encapsulates the dark and anti-heroic nature of Watchmen. We also appreciate the shot of leggy and sultry Silhouette kissing the female nurse, a parody of the iconic WWII "Japan Surrenders" picture with the sailor. But that goes without saying.