History Fridge / VForVendetta

5th Mar '17 1:14:12 AM ergeis
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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, then what's the point in keeping the Statue of Liberty.

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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, then what's the point in keeping the Statue of Liberty.
Liberty?
5th Mar '17 1:13:49 AM ergeis
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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, the Statue of Liberty would lose all its value.

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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, then what's the point in keeping the Statue of Liberty would lose all its value.
Liberty.
5th Mar '17 1:00:59 AM ergeis
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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, the Statue of Liberty would lose all its value.
24th Feb '17 6:47:01 AM nobrandhero
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** The satire also suggests that V is a false-flag operation, which is how Norsefire came into existence in the first place. That Gordon is unaware of this might be why he was so certain there wouldn't be serious repercussions despite clearly being very very wrong. Sutler may not have been reacting to being mocked and instead silencing someone he thought might know too much.
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..]]
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