Defying the House Un-American Activities Committee, The Mysterious Disappearance of Hooded Justice. In nearly every episode of HBO’s Watchmen we’ve been given a different central character, each with their own unique perspective and set of experiences: a black female police officer in Tulsa in her 40s, born in Vietnam, who dresses up in a nun’s outfit to fight crime; a 70-year-old white female FBI agent, who lived through the end of the glory days of costumed adventurers and is one of the few people on the planet who knew the truth behind 11/2; a middle-aged white man born in Oklahoma who has lived nearly his entire life in fear of an extradimensional monster that he only just recently discovered was no more than a hoax.
Old ManYoung BoyHooded Justice Angela kept him around the entire episode, taking a dab of his DNA to get a hint about who he is—and the result was a stunning one that we'll surely get to the bottom of in the next few weeks; Will is Angela's grandfather. Once Fred does, the officer proceeded to take Fred for booking, but not before making an OK hand signal at the desk sergeant. Will is played by Academy Award Winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. As Crawford goes out to inspect the damage, Reeves confronted him using a modified version of the Cyclops film projector. In 1940, after the Minutemen's photo had been taken, Sally Jupiter stayed in the room to change, and Eddie Blake attempted to sexually assault her.
Though we didn’t know it at the time the episode aired, the young boy is Will Reeves. Crawford stated that the robe belonged to his late grandfather, Dale Dixon Crawford, and that he has a right to keep it as it is his legacy. A betting man would say that at some point, he got turned and brainwashed into some off-kilter group; after all, the "Watch Over This Boy" sheet that he was left with was written on the back of the German propaganda that was dropped from the sky. Though his wife June saw through the invitation as nothing but trouble, Will seriously considered it, believing sharing his mission with other vigilantes would be more effective to stop Cyclops. Angry about the injustice he found all around him, Reeves became Hooded Justice with June's encouragement - but he painted the top of his face so that anyone who saw his eyes would assume he was a white man under the hood. In Episode Four of Watchmen, we actually see young Will again—but this time, in the present day. We do know that he got his hands on mind-control technology, and decades later, he’s positioned himself to finally bring justice to the city that killed his entire family nearly a century earlier. The revelation is massive, given that it changes what little Watchmen fans have known about the character for decades. In 1963, Reeves' former Minuteman teammate Hollis Mason, also known as Nite-Owl, wrote a tell-all memoir about his time as a superhero called Under the Hood. And Angela is going to be involved. He watched as Fred and members of the Ku Klux Klan go into the back of a grocery store that Fred is the owner of, and then breaks in and takes out the KKK members inside. Hollis Mason: Hollis Wordsworth Mason • Liantha Mason Manhattan explained to Reeves that he is speaking simultaneously to him in 2009 and to Abar in 2019, and that she wants to know how he knew Judd Crawford was a member of Cyclops, and how he knew he had a Klan robe hidden in his closet. Given his parent's surnames, Williams and Robeson respectively, Will may have adopted the surname "Reeves" as a nod to Bass Reeves, the real life American lawman in the Old West whom the younger Will admired. As the New York City section of the flashback comes to a close, Will is left alone in his apartment with one of the Cyclops projectors and his Hooded Justice noose. Horrified, Will forcefully tries removing it from his son’s face, and June intervenes, before declaring that she’s taking their child and leaving him to return to Tulsa. Although he admits his memory is fading and that his Nostalgia pills help him in his old age. Child Crawford angrily replied that Reeves doesn't know anything about him, so Reeves, well aware of his true identity and his connection to the Cyclops, coerced Crawford into hanging himself. At the end of Episode Four, we finally figure out where Will has been. Will woke up miles out of town and took the infant with him. In Episode 6, “This Extraordinary Being,” we are finally shown the origins of one of the original Minutemen. Reeves refused to comply. The technology is disseminated through a projection system, a flickering light that functions as mind control that the group of white supremacists are using to turn black people against each other to essentially create black-on-black violent crimes.
Reeves and Gardner begin a sexual affair, with the former agreeing to work with him and the rest of the Minutemen. Later, the officers drag Reeves to a tree and string him up. Familial Information And, well, just after Angela learned of her link to the mysterious senior, and then decided to arrest him for Judd's murder (must've been some emotional roller coaster), she took him outside, put him into a car, and, uh... a flying saucer picked the car up with a magnet and flew away, as Will smiled. Though Lady Trieu's ascension to power was stopped by the heroes, Reeves had gotten what he wanted and reconnected with his granddaughter in the aftermath, being invited to stay in her home for a few days. 0 comments. Later outside the warehouse, Reeves called Nelson Gardner at his home to inform him that Cyclops is using mind control against black people and demanded him to get the other Minutemen to come down and help him. As Will quickly finds out, the entire group is no more than a big publicity stunt. The truths told in "This Extraordinary Being" blow that out of the water and reveals that Hooded Justice was secretly a black man (posing as a white man) who retaliated after a lifetime of injustice that started with young Will Reeves surviving the Tulsa massacre of 1921. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. John can be found @BackoftheHead, counts a Black Canary and an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Appears in
Reeves charged toward Blake, and violently assaulted him. Though Reeves called in backup with the Minutemen, the team spurned him and he furiously, single-handedly stopped the plot by himself, using lethal force for the first time in his vigilantism to do it. She was Will Reeves's former wife and Angela Abar's grandmother. The officers drive back, cutting Reeves off as he walked through an alley and then beat him up. Now under his control, he has Crawford roll him and his wheelchair over to a nearby tree. He's worked in movies and rubbed shoulders with big names but somehow forgot to ask for money a lot of the time - hence, he is happy to be with Screen Rant. Will—possibly with the help of Lady Trieu—has taken the same technology that the Cyclops organization had used decades earlier to mesmerize black audiences and adapted it into a more portable form.
While some heroes like Sally Jupiter AKA the first Silk Spectre led public lives, Moore and Gibbons were careful not to reveal the true identity of Hooded Justice; it was suggested but never confirmed that Hooded Justice was a circus strongman named Rolf Muller. The wagon itself was struck down and everyone except Will and a small baby named June Abar were killed. Reeves accepted the role and became the beneficiary of Gardner's estate and the Minutemen Franchise LLC. But as the Comedian tells Gardner and the Crimebusters—the aforementioned vigilante group that followed the Minutemen—vigilantes are, for the most part, just fools dressed up in costumes. Though Jupiter wanted to testify against the Comedian, the Minutemen, including Reeves, all suggested against it for political reasons. In the movie, a hooded man in black is chasing after a white sheriff decked out in all white clothing, and the hooded man lassoes the sheriff right outside of a church.