The big dramatic death is someone we haven't SEEN before?
Just a suggestion: it would have been better to have SEEN Watchman, and THEN blown him up.
Unless you're going to do a LOT of backstory, like Comedian in...well...Watchmen.
Don't get me wrong: I've been enjoying the story up till now, and you might have some big reason for not revealing Watchman till after he's blown to bits. And maybe he was introduced somewhere and I missed it. (I went back and reread the story twice, to try to make sure.) But...
Just for me...
It kinds of misses the target.
The point is, it's NOT a "big dramatic death". (In case it was the ad on HU which made you think that, I apologize. That was a joke - a parody of similar advertisements for "big dramatic" comic book deaths.) And you're right, Watchmen has never even been mentioned before.
I won't explain myself, as all of these things have been planned in a larger context. So my remark that it's not supposed to be a ""big dramatic death" to begin with must suffice for now.
Fair enough. You know the ending and I don't. Just thought it seemed a little odd, but we'll see if there's a method to your madness.
You know I appreciate your input - that goes without saying. But your comment sounds like there's some universal rule that says superheroes can't die like bystanders would. I just don't see that. As I wrote, I won't discuss the ultimate purpose of his death, as that would contain spoilers. But for now, I don't see why we couldn't simply accept that the world is full of superheroes (a concept which seems to go natural with what's been established on HU), and some just happen to die without anyone looking. I mean, would it make any difference if it hadn't been a superhero, but someone who's part of the embassy's cleaning staff?
(This point should be valid on its own, because you shouldn't expect a big reveal about why Watchman had to die in this or the next chapter. The third will expand on it in some way, but probably not in the way your comment suggests, so if you're unhappy now, chances are you won't be satiesfied later either.)