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|Rorschach, born Walter Joseph Kovacs, is the son of Sylvia Kovacs, a prostitute, and "Charlie" (surname unknown). His mother was abusive and did not care for him. In July of 1951, at the age of 10, Kovacs became involved in a fight with two older bullies, in which he partly blinded one with a cigarette and took a large bite out of the other's cheek. He was removed from his mother's care and put in "The Lillian Charleton Home for Problem Children" in New Jersey until 1956, where he showed talent at English and Religious education, as well as gymnastics and amateur boxing.|
in March of 1964, Kitty Genovese was murdered and raped, and when Kovacs read about the unresponsiveness of her neighbors, he became disgusted not only with crime, but the underlying selfishness inherent in all people. Inspired by Genovese's fate, he fashioned a mask from the dress's fabric and began fighting crime as the vigilante Rorschach. Initially, Kovacs let the criminals live and left them for the police to arrest. In the mid 1960s, he teamed up with the second Nite Owl, the partnership proving highly successful at battling organized crime.
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