Hollis Mason (1917–1985): The first Nite Owl (retired, 1962) and author of the autobiography "Under The Hood" which appears in excerpts throughout the story. Hollis was the only member of the Minutemen who did not have any social problems and mainly enjoyed being a costumed adventurer. On Halloween The Knot-Tops, led by Derp, assault Hollis in retaliation for the release of Rorschach, which was caused by The Nite Owl II (Daniel Dreiberg) and The Silk Spectre II (Laurie Juspeczyk); Derp hits Hollis on the head with Hollis's Nite Owl trophy, killing the former superhero (this event is only depicted in the director's cut version of the film). He is roughly based on Dan Garret/The Blue Beetle from, at different times, Fox Feature Syndicate, Holyoke Publications, and Charlton Comics. In the film, he is played by Stephen McHattie.