History Comicbook / VForVendetta

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.
27th Jan '17 2:24:57 PM CapnAndy
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On November 5th, 1997, a young woman named Evey Hammond, with a job that pays too little to live on and no prospect of anything better, goes out after curfew to try her hand at prostitution. A run-in with a few rapist policemen is interrupted by a mysterious man in a Guy Fawkes mask, a man who kills several of the policemen and move quickly Evey away to safety. He takes Evey to a nearby rooftop, giving her a spectacular view of his next act: blowing up the Houses of Parliament.

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On November 5th, 1997, a young woman named Evey Hammond, with a job that pays too little to live on and no prospect of anything better, goes out after curfew to try her hand at prostitution. A run-in with a few rapist policemen is interrupted by a mysterious man in a Guy Fawkes mask, a man who kills several of the policemen and move quickly Evey away to safety. He takes Evey to a nearby rooftop, giving her a spectacular view of his next act: blowing up the Houses of Parliament.



* UnexpectedSuccessor: "Queen Zara": in order for Zara to become queen over half the British Royal Family has to be killed off, forced to abdicate or pass up the throne. It may be a hint that Norsefire "disappeared" that many before settling on a suitable royal figurehead.
* UnreliableNarrator: As Finch points out to Susan, everything they ''think'' they know about V comes from clues (like the diary) that V deliberately gave to them, and certainly altered. Since V killed everyone at the concentration camp that ostensibly created him, we have no other witnesses - we can't even be completely sure he was ever at the camp.

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* UnexpectedSuccessor: "Queen Zara": in order for At time of printing, Zara to become queen over half Phillips was 14th in the British Royal Family has to be killed off, forced to abdicate or pass up line of succession. Either the throne. It may be a hint that others died in the war and related chaos, or Norsefire "disappeared" that many before settling on a suitable royal figurehead.
* UnreliableNarrator: As Finch points out to Susan, everything they ''think'' they know about V comes from clues (like like the diary) diary that V deliberately gave to them, and certainly altered. Since V killed everyone at the concentration camp that ostensibly created him, we have no other witnesses - we the government can't even be completely sure he was ever at the camp.camp. (Unless V lied about its origins or faked it, both of which seem unlikely, Valerie's letter suggests that he was indeed the man in room 5 -- but only Evey and the readers ever get to see ''that'' particular piece of evidence.)
31st Dec '16 1:42:36 PM nombretomado
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** The chapter titled "The Land of Do-As-You-Please is a shoutout to EnidBlyton, of all things. Specifically her ''Faraway Tree'' books.

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** The chapter titled "The Land of Do-As-You-Please is a shoutout to EnidBlyton, Creator/EnidBlyton, of all things. Specifically her ''Faraway Tree'' books.
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