History Fridge / VForVendetta

14th Dec '16 4:43:13 AM AgentKyles
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* When people believed in V, they found the will to unite against Sutler's reign and got enough power to successfully overthrow it. So the Norsefire slogan (''Strength through unity -- Unity through Faith'', in case you just forgot), backfired really badly. ''Hell'' of irony, anyone?
6th Nov '16 6:39:13 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** There's several mentions of the ''former'' United States, in the same way people in real-life talk about the ''former'' Soviet Union. If the world sucks so much that even ''America'' is in bad shape with its almost ideal geographic position to become strong and stay strong on the world scale, you ''know'' you're in trouble. Of course, much like [[Literature/NineteenEightFour another dystopian Britain]], who's to say that the world is really in such bad sorts as [[UnreliableNarrator Norsefire's propaganda]] lets on?

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** There's several mentions of the ''former'' United States, in the same way people in real-life talk about the ''former'' Soviet Union. If the world sucks so much that even ''America'' is in bad shape with its almost ideal geographic position to become strong and stay strong on the world scale, you ''know'' you're in trouble. Of course, much like [[Literature/NineteenEightFour [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour another dystopian Britain]], who's to say that the world is really in such bad sorts as [[UnreliableNarrator Norsefire's propaganda]] lets on?
6th Nov '16 6:38:46 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** There's several mentions of the ''former'' United States, in the same way people in real-life talk about the ''former'' Soviet Union. If the world sucks so much that even ''America'' is in bad shape with its almost ideal geographic position to become strong and stay strong on the world scale, you ''know'' you're in trouble. Of course, much like [[Literature/NineteenEightFour another dystopian Britain]], who's to say that the world is really in such bad sorts as [[UnreliableNarrator Norsefire's propaganda]] lets on?
30th Jun '16 8:21:51 AM Riley1sCool
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* Blink, and you'll miss it. When Finch tells his partner about the virus, he calls it the worst biological attack in the ''country's'' history. Almost 100000 people killed. Not world history, not European history, but English history. What happened to the rest of the world?

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* Blink, and you'll miss it. When Finch tells his partner about the virus, he calls it the worst biological attack in the ''country's'' history. Almost 100000 people killed. Not world history, not European history, but English history. What happened to the rest of the world?world?
** Wars ''are'' frequently mentioned, so likely, a whole lot of the world is screwed out there. You think England's got it bad? Most likely, the other countries have no government, or are [[NukeEm gone.]]
* The film's V seems to have been given AdaptationalHeroism. However, the hostage early on, dressed in his outfit, was shot and killed in the comic, with no real indication that he's a hostage given by V. And it wouldn't be out of character for V to intend for the hostage to die...
17th Apr '16 12:02:53 AM ThallianGold
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* Remember V's speech over the news, saying how disappointed he was in humanity, and that he'd give then two years to shape up? [[OmnicidalManiac How is he the good guy again?]]
13th Oct '15 3:43:37 AM malifee
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* I realised this at around 20 to 2 this morning—In the comic, when [[spoiler: Evey is imprisoned by V, she mentions in her narrative having an invasive search done of her genitalia. Now, this sounds nasty but not necessarily that bad until you remember that Valerie says in her letter that she hid a pencil "inside of her", which means that in the original prison, which means they weren't doing cavity checks to that extent, so it can't even be justified for realism's sake..]]
9th Sep '15 8:48:19 PM CharlesPhipps
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* V very well may be making up the story about the plague being created by the Norsefire government. He was horrifically treated in the extermination camps but the only person whose word we have to trust is his. Which, of course, is perfect because he's trying to teach us to trust no one completely.
22nd Aug '15 11:16:07 PM AgentKyles
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** And in English alphabet V is the '''5th''' letter starting from the end. Implying that V is Evey's polar opposite, anyone?
18th Aug '15 11:01:14 PM MechWarrior
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** I always figured he must be a drug addict of some sort. He lives in an underground bunker all by himself with everything he wants being transported to him, and probably is so paranoid and egomaniacal he takes something to deal with it. Which shows the main flaw of most dictatorships: creating a CultOfPersonality around guysthat qualify as TheDitz or TheCaligula.

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** I always figured he must be a drug addict of some sort. He lives in an underground bunker all by himself with everything he wants being transported to him, and probably is so paranoid and egomaniacal he takes something to deal with it. Which shows the main flaw of most dictatorships: creating a CultOfPersonality around guysthat guys that qualify as TheDitz or TheCaligula.
15th Jun '15 3:02:50 PM KrisDK
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Blink, and you'll miss it. When Finch tells his partner about the virus, he calls it the worst biological attack in the ''country's'' history. Almost 100000 people killed. Not world history, not European history, but English history. What happened to the rest of the world?

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* Blink, and you'll miss it. When Finch tells his partner about the virus, he calls it the worst biological attack in the ''country's'' history. Almost 100000 people killed. Not world history, not European history, but English history. What happened to the rest of the world?
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