Dr. Jon Osterman, a lowly lab technician, was caught in a radioactive particle test in 1959. He returned as a god-like superhuman. He is powerful and highly intelligent, yet he grew to become emotionally distant towards people. Following his reanimation, he was immediately pressed into service by the United States government, who named him after the Manhattan Project. He is the only superhero with powers in the Watchmen storyline (DC-Vertigo, 1986-1987). Created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. He has appeared and has been mentioned in various forms of media. Billy Crudup and Greg Plitt portray him in the 2009 film adaptation directed by Zack Snyder.