The Comedian, Edward Morgan Blake, is a cigar-chomping, gun-toting vigilante turned paramilitary agent. He is described variously as "deliberately amoral" with a "practiced cynicism", meaning that he usually has little regard for social conventions or human life.
He is one of the only masked adventurers (along with Captain Metropolis) to be a member of both the Minutemen and the Crimebusters, and had been active for forty-five years through the aid of government-sponsored activities and the press conjuring him into a patriotic symbol of war and victory.
Nite Owl II, Dan Dreiberg, a Batman-like figure, was an admire of birds, gadgets, and of superheroes.
He relied more upon technical wizardry and tools than toughness, which set him apart from his fellow costumed adventurers. All of his gadgets and costumes are based on an owl theme.
However, for all his skills and intellect, he remained meek and mild-mannered. Only in his Nite Owl persona could he muster the courage necessary to fight crime.
Ozymandias, Adrian Alexander Veidt, a former costumed hero is the very Übermensch (Superman) that the philosopher Nietzsche wrote about, considered the smartest man alive, he left heroics shortly before the Keene Act came into effect and became involved in business.
Silk Spectre II, Laurel Jane Juspeczyk, the daughter of Sally Jupiter, the original Silk Spectre and The Comedian. She is liberal-thinking and a "modern" woman, vocal in her feminist and humanitarian concerns.
She is one of the most skilled martial artists on the planet. She has also been trained by her mother the original Silk Spectre and other teachers.
Rorschach , Walter Kovacs, wearing a piece of cloth as a mask that has moving and shifting inkblots that resembles an actual Rorshach test, he considers his true face, Rorschach had been one of the members of the Crimebusters, but continues his one-man battle against crime long after costumed vigilantes become both detested and illegal.
Rorschach is an extremely right-wing character. Rorschach's actions and journal writings display a belief in moral absolutism and objectivism, where good and evil are clearly defined and evil must be violently punished. He has alienated himself from the rest of society to achieve these aims. Politically, he is an anti-communist, anti-liberal, reactionary, and strong nationalist.