History ComicBook / VForVendetta

11th Aug '17 10:59:14 AM Indori
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** Archbishop Anthony Lilliman was a pedophile who stood by while V was administered the serum, so V had Evey dress as a prostitute to get close to him, and killed him by forcing him to consume a cyanide-laced communion wafer. The whole point is that V forced Archbishop Lilliman to confess to ''him'' and to repent in a blasphemous mockery of the Catholic rite (though Lilliman's lifestyle was practicing many things the Catholic Church's teachings oppose). The cyanide-laced communion wafer is horrifying to the clergyman because the Catholic faith dictates that no matter what the wafer is made of before it is consumed, it will become the "flesh of the savior" through the "miracle of transubstantiation" the moment it enters a pious man's mouth. However...

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** Archbishop Anthony Lilliman was a pedophile who stood by while V was administered the serum, so V had Evey dress as a prostitute to get close to him, and killed him by forcing him to consume a cyanide-laced communion wafer. The whole point is that V forced Archbishop Lilliman to confess to ''him'' and to repent in a blasphemous mockery of the Catholic Christian rite (though Lilliman's lifestyle was practicing many things the Catholic Church's Christian teachings oppose). The cyanide-laced communion wafer is horrifying to the clergyman because the Catholic his faith dictates that no matter what the wafer is made of before it is consumed, it will become the "flesh of the savior" through the "miracle of transubstantiation" the moment it enters a pious man's mouth. mouth.[[note]]This understanding of transubstantiation isn't [[ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity true to the real concept]], but it's unclear if this is an error on the part of the characters or the creators.[[/note]] However...
5th Aug '17 9:51:47 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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It's the late 1990s in an alternate history, and Britain is ruled by a fascist government that came into power after the world went right to hell. Cameras are on every corner, surveillance vans roam the streets, and the government has long since rounded up any deviants or undesirable citizens that would otherwise taint the purity of Britain.

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It's the late 1990s in an alternate history, and Britain is ruled by the Norsefire Party, a fascist government headed by "the Leader", Adam Susan, that came into power after WorldWarIII broke out in 1988, during which the world went right United Kingdom the avoided getting hit by any nuclear weapons, apparently the only European nation to hell.do so. Cameras are on every corner, surveillance vans roam the streets, and the government has long since rounded up any deviants or undesirable citizens that would otherwise taint the purity of Britain.
27th Jul '17 6:39:31 AM fruitstripegum
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** Tthroughout the book, V plays various songs on his record player including "Dancing in the Street" by Music/MarthaReevesAndTheVandellas, Beethoven's 5th and "Streets of London" by Ralph McTell

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** Tthroughout **Tthroughout the book, V plays various songs on his record player including "Dancing in the Street" by Music/MarthaReevesAndTheVandellas, Beethoven's 5th and "Streets of London" by Ralph McTell



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:FATE is hacked and used to send Susan an anonymous love letter (from V obviously). He is affected so heavily he is turned into a {{Woobie}} for some people]].
* VillainProtagonist: The only reason V skates by as a "hero" is because he's going after people much worse than he is.



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:FATE is hacked and used to send Susan an anonymous love letter (from V obviously). He is affected so heavily he is turned into a {{Woobie}} for some people]].
* VillainProtagonist: The only reason V skates by as a "hero" is because he's going after people much worse than he is.
27th Jul '17 6:38:37 AM fruitstripegum
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* PsychoSerum: The testing V endures while at Larkhill, drives him a little insane.



* PsychoSerum: The testing V endures while at Larkhill, drives him a little insane.



* ShowWithinAShow: ''The Storm Saxon Show''



** throughout the book, V plays various songs on his record player including "Dancing in the Street" by Music/MarthaReevesAndTheVandellas, Beethoven's 5th and "Streets of London" by Ralph McTell

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** throughout **Tthroughout the book, V plays various songs on his record player including "Dancing in the Street" by Music/MarthaReevesAndTheVandellas, Beethoven's 5th and "Streets of London" by Ralph McTell


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* ShowWithinAShow: ''The Storm Saxon Show''
27th Jul '17 6:37:38 AM fruitstripegum
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* Once everything falls apart at the end of the story Helen Hayer finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer manipulate anyone, whether because the people are too strong willed or just so disinterested in her that they can't be bothered to do her bidding and just ignore her while she cries and screams in impotent rage.

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* ** Once everything falls apart at the end of the story Helen Hayer finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer manipulate anyone, whether because the people are too strong willed or just so disinterested in her that they can't be bothered to do her bidding and just ignore her while she cries and screams in impotent rage.
27th Jul '17 6:36:59 AM fruitstripegum
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every chapter begins with the letter V.



* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: Almond plays a sick game with his wife where he pretends to go crazy and shoot her -- but his gun is not loaded. Then he finally catches V, and tries to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Just Shoot Him]] -- [[ChekhovsGun with the still-not-loaded gun.]]



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every chapter begins with the letter V.
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: Almond plays a sick game with his wife where he pretends to go crazy and shoot her -- but his gun is not loaded. Then he finally catches V, and tries to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Just Shoot Him]] -- [[ChekhovsGun with the still-not-loaded gun.]]
23rd Apr '17 9:10:30 AM SkidTroper
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* DamnedByFaintPraise: Happens to the show [[MightyWhitey Storm Saxon]] by V comparing it to the government's propaganda: "Sometimes I miss the [[HeroinNameOnly Storm Saxon]] show. The dialogues were better."

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: Happens to the show [[MightyWhitey Storm Saxon]] Saxon by V comparing it to the government's propaganda: "Sometimes I miss the [[HeroinNameOnly Storm Saxon]] Saxon show. The dialogues were better."


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* HidingBehindReligion: Norsefire maintains at least one seemingly Christian church. However, it blatantly contradicts the teachings and edicts of God/the Bible and seems to be maintained only for cynical nationalist reasons. To name a few, the hymn seen endorse "one race", contradicting the great commission from Jesus: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," Matthew 28:19. It's run by SinisterMinister Liliman (see below) who refers to God and the supercomputer FATE interchangeably, while blatantly stating his sermon was what the computer wanted him to say and the implied fate of non-white Christians under the Norsefire regime.
3rd Apr '17 10:31:53 AM crazysamaritan
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* WrittenSoundEffect: There aren't any. Not one.
* YouAreNumberSix: Played straight. The camp dehumanized V to the point that nobody knew him as anything but "The Man in Room Five", so he took it as his new identity ("V", the Roman numeral for "5", was inscribed on the door to his cell). He may not even ''remember'' his original name and identity.

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* WithholdingTheirName: V underwent a MeaningfulRename, where they discarded their old name/identity to become a symbol of revolution. When asked, V states: "[[NoNeedForNames I do not have a name.]] You can call me V."
* WrittenSoundEffect: Most comic books have at least some, but here it's an {{Averted Trope}}. There aren't any. Not one.
* YouAreNumberSix: Played straight. The camp dehumanized V to the point that nobody knew him as anything but "The Man in Room Five", so [[MeaningfulRename he took it as his new identity identity]] ("V", the Roman numeral for "5", was inscribed on the door to his cell). He may not even ''remember'' his original name and identity.
6th Mar '17 9:19:55 AM WJTaylor4
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* {{Deconstruction}}: While primarily social commentary, the story does deconstruct some popular story tropes such as the romantic rebel fighting for a just cause, or so he wants everyone to think, and the idea of a happy ending with people dancing in the streets following the overthrow of the evil government the plucky romantic rebel spent the whole story trying to get rid of so something better can take its place. Turns out people aren't necessarily going to go out and party after the overthrow of a government, even an evil one.


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* Once everything falls apart at the end of the story Helen Hayer finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer manipulate anyone, whether because the people are too strong willed or just so disinterested in her that they can't be bothered to do her bidding and just ignore her while she cries and screams in impotent rage.
27th Jan '17 2:27:37 PM CapnAndy
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* UnexpectedSuccessor: "Queen Zara": At time of printing, Zara Phillips was 14th in the British Royal Family line of succession. Either the others died in the war and related chaos, or Norsefire "disappeared" that many before settling on a suitable royal figurehead.

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* UnexpectedSuccessor: "Queen Zara": At time of printing, Zara Phillips was 14th 7th in the British Royal Family line of succession.succession (and the youngest, being born in 1981). Either the others died in the war and related chaos, or Norsefire "disappeared" that many before settling on a suitable royal figurehead.
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