"Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Sinned": Eddie Jacobi's boyhood was a hell-ride of ridicule and abuse, due to his freakish appearance, and he grew up bitter and antisocial. Inspired by a carnival stage magician, he incorporated that theme into his developing criminal outlook. He did his first pr
- I couldn't blame her. I was ugly, a freak. But the world... the world was uglier. So I hurt it. And I hurt it again-- and again-- and again-- and again and again and again and againagainagainagain--
Appearing in "Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Sinned"
- Moloch (Edgar "Eddie" Jacobi) (Flashback and main story)
- Mr. Fantastico (Single appearance)
- his assistant
- Doctor Manhattan
- Mr. Jacobi (Single appearance)
- Mrs. Jacobi (Single appearance)
- David (Only appearance; dies)
- Marie (Single appearance)
- Professor Tungren's Solar Mirror Weapon
- Veidt's silver limousine
Synopsis for "Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Sinned"
Eddie Jacobi's boyhood was a hell-ride of ridicule and abuse, due to his freakish appearance, and he grew up bitter and antisocial. Inspired by a carnival stage magician, he incorporated that theme into his developing criminal outlook. He did his first premeditated murder in early adolescence, then ran away from home.
In 1937 he put together a vaudeville-style act, now calling himself Moloch the Mystic. It paid very poorly, so he robbed banks as a sideline, developing criminal applications for familiar magic tricks. This was more lucrative and more fun, so Jacobi recruited some thugs and went into robbery and kidnapping full-time. As the eccentric technology of his era developed, he availed himself of such advanced devices as Professor Tungren's Solar Mirror Weapon. His early clashes with the colorful vigilante criminal-fighters of the early 1940s was frustrating for him, but in the long run was educational. He learned and invented a lot of new tricks, while getting into and out of prison, over the next several decades.
While serving one life sentence, much to his own surprise, Edgar Jacobi was paroled, due to the influence of the famous Adrian Viedt, Ozymandias, who had an important matter to discuss with him.
Appearing in "Wide Were His Dragon Wings: Part Four"
Synopsis for "Wide Were His Dragon Wings: Part Four"
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- Edgar Jacobi named himself Moloch, after the Ammonite god worshipped by the Phoenicians and the Canaanites. Moloch was a being of vast supernatural power. Also Moloch was the god most associated with the ritual sacrifice of children.
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