At the end of chapters 2, 6, 9, and 11 Moore makes an interesting use of his panel transitions. The transitions feel as though they were planned to relate to the story and the message the chapter had. Chapter 2 talked about Blake and his death, and the last page features a set of almost all-red panels, transitioning from Blake falling to his death, to a red panel, to the roses at his grave. The red felt like a strong reflection of all the death and blood that was shown throughout the chapter about Blake and the things he did.

Next we see this kind of transition at the end of chapter 6, where Mal is looking at the blot test and it slowly turns to complete blackness. The blot test was an important part of the chapter because it showed us what Rorschach was actually thinking as he saw the bot tests. We see how he remembers his mother, how he killed dogs and a man, and how he was bullied as a child. The transition from the blot test to the darkness seemed to reflect the darkness and loneliness Rorschach felt throughout his life, from circumstances that are not completely clear to the reader.

In chapter 9, we see the planets fade away, as if backing away from them. I felt as though this intentionally left the reader uncertain as to whether or not Laurie would be happy with Dr. Manhattan again and leave with him. In chapter 11, we see a man and a boy walking and as the man moves closer to the boy and touches him, everything in the background begins to fade until they are the only things left and as they merge, they fade into the whiteness of the background. Again, this almost felt like they were lost in time and the commotion of everything around them.