- Oct 28, 2017
I'd say the situation is probably more analogous to North Korea getting nuclear weapons than anything you could come up with regarding the KKK. It's been 60 years since Dr. Manhattan was created. Six decades of study in any new field is going to increase understanding of it exponentially, and I doubt there was anything more studied in the Watchmen-world since the accident than Dr. Manhattan and intrinsic fields. Given time, that knowledge would could both itself proliferate and get caught up to by less capable parties that had a general idea of which direction to head in.
Manhattan's a god, and I'm with you in that he's probably going to shrug this off after some twists and turns, but the technology that created him was from a lab in New Jersey in the late '50s. It was never going to be exclusive forever.