Roy Victor Chess was a hired assassin who accosted Adrian Veidt in his office building.
He shot Veidt's secretary before being disarmed by Veidt. Veidt attempted to interrogate him, but he died by means of a poison capsule. As he explained later, Chess did not commit suicide with the capsule, but that Veidt had fed it to him.
On November 1, 1985, Rorschach and Nite Owl interrogated the driver in Happy Harry's who revealed the story to them. He protested that he didn't know Chess had attempted to assassinate Veidt, and he demanded protection, as he was a part of Veidt's ultimate plot and would have to be eliminated.
In the filmEdit
In the film, Chess appears as a delivery man of "Pyramid Transnational" and comes out of the elevator, and instead manages to shoot Veidt's secretary in the leg and her hand, as well as two of the business men in the head and the chest before being disarmed. Later Rorschach breaks into his house to investigate. On an envelope, his home address is shown as 52 Jackson Ave. Apt #3B Bronx, NY 10456
Portrayed in the 2009 film Watchmen by actor Mark Acheson.