Dolores Shairp was Walter Kovacs' landlady. She had five children by five different fathers, and Kovacs suspected that she cheated on welfare.[1] Her neck often had purple bite marks; Kovacs claimed that she reminded him of his mother.[2] It is suggested she is a prostitute because when Kovacs calls her a whore, she tells him that the children "don't know".[3] She often complained about his stench and rent.[1][2]

When it was revealed that Kovacs was really Rorschach, Mrs Shairp told the press that he had made sexual advances to her, although this was a lie, and also called him a "Nazi pervert". She showed to the camera his stock of right-wing New Frontiersman issues.[4] After Kovacs' subsequent escape, he accosted Shairp about this slur on his reputation, but did not attack her, presumably because her children were present.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter I: At Midnight, All the Agents...
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter V: Fearful Symmetry
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter X: Two Riders Were Approaching...
  4. Chapter VII: A Brother to Dragons