Rorschach (born Walter Joseph Kovacs) is a fictional character and an antihero of the acclaimed 1986 DC Comics miniseries Watchmen. Rorschach was created by writer Alan Moore with artist Dave Gibbons, but as with most of the central characters in the series, he was an analogue for a Charlton Comics character, in this case Steve Ditko's The Question, and Ditko's small press character Mr. A. His mask displays a constantly morphing inkblot that is based on the ambiguous designs used in Rorschach inkblot tests. Rorschach was named the 16th Greatest Comic Book Character by Empire magazine, 6th Greatest Comic Book Character of All Time by Wizard magazine, and 16th on Top 100 Comic Book Heroes by IGN. Walter Kovacs is the son of Sylvia Kovacs, a prostitute, and 'Charlie' (surname unknown).
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