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[[folder:Main Characters]]

[[caption-width-right:350:''"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of people."'']]

->'''Played by:''' Creator/HugoWeaving

The main protagonist is an AntiHero that nevertheless goes by very idealistic anarchist creeds. Appearing as a dark figure in a BlackCloak and wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, V's real name is just as unknown as his face that is only described by Dr Surridge as being [[UglyCute "pathetically ugly"]]. Swearing to bring down the repressive order that now rules England, he builds the Shadow Gallery with art pieces he saved from destruction and uses it as his headquarters. From then on, he patiently and skilfully destroys various symbols of power, disrupts Norsefire's [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell orwellian]] surveillance system and emits subversive tracts and TV appearances.

A WarriorPoet, V is a philosophical, eccentric yet generally unflappable man with a quirky sense of humour that even his protégée has a hard time getting.

Later, we learn [[spoiler: that V is actually a codename taken from his room number - 5, which is "V" in the Roman numeral system - back when he was jailed in the concentration camps that were created by Norsefire to "purify" the state. After being chosen with 4 other prisoners to undergo some terrible tests on human beings, he becomes incredibly intelligent, strong and agile, and burns down the whole camp, setting himself free along with many other prisoners.]]

After taking Evey in and raising her as an heiress, [[spoiler: V meets his fate at the hands of Eric Finch (Peter Creedy in the film) and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in the arms of Evey]], leaving her with some last words and instructions, making her swear to never see his face but to understand what he stood for.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: In The comic V is a NominalHero or an AntiVillain, while in the film V is more a PragmaticHero.
* {{Adorkable}}: Lapses into occasional bouts of this in the film, especially around Evey.
* AffablyEvil: Naturally ''evil'' will depend on one's views of his actions and beliefs. But he is extremely polite and cultured throughout, even to people he plans to kill.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Even occurs InUniverse. Is V a Freedom fighter who has the best interests of the people of Britain to heart, and a compassionate mentor figure to his sidekick Evey? Or terrorist who's mentally psychotic, and takes pleasure in making his enemies, [[spoiler: and even Evey,]] suffer, and who destroys buildings to prove a point? [[TakeAThirdOption Or maybe both?]] It should be noted that Creator/AlanMoore intended this moral ambiguity.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: As the battle between V and Norsefire is really GreyAndGrayMorality, he's not exactly good, and while he does things for a good reason, [[spoiler:torturing Evey]] puts him a little bit past being just in the grey area.
* AmbiguouslyGay: It's unclear why he was sent to the concentration camp in the first place, leaving open the possibility that he is gay.
* AntiVillain: Type III. On the one hand, he wants to end the Norsefire Party's dictatorship and oppression. On the other, the party calling him a "terrorist" isn't exactly propaganda - he ''is'' willing to blow up buildings and [[spoiler:torture people]] if it means winning his little war.
* BadassBoast: When facing off against Creedy's men.
-->'''Creedy:''' ''You've got nothing. Nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy karate gimmicks. We have guns!''
-->'''V:''' ''No, what you have are ''bullets'', and the hopes that when your guns are empty, I am no longer standing. Because if I ''am'', you'll all be dead before you've reloaded.''
* BadassBookworm: Has an enormous book collection, and has a particular passion for Shakespeare.
* BadassNormal: True, he is more intelligent, determined, and reactive than most humans - but that's all he is.
* BlackCloak / BadassLongRobe: After the mask, it's his most noticeable piece of clothing, although unlike the mask he is often seen without it.
%%* ByronicHero
* CelibateHero: Whether or not he's {{Asexual}} is never brought up. When Evey makes sexual advances to him, he kicks her out of the Shadow Gallery. [[spoiler: In the movie, they eventually kiss, even though V is wearing his mask.]]
* TheChessmaster: Moreso in the VN, yet in the film he has still outwitted everyone in the government.
* CoatHatMask: We never see him without a mask, and the coat and hat are always worn whenever he leaves the shadow gallery.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He has very inventive ways of tormenting his victims.
* CoolMask: The Guy Fawkes mask. ''Always'' worn.
* CoveredWithScars: [[spoiler: Burns from the camp that he burnt down.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Has clearly spent ''years'' [[spoiler: preparing his campaign with assassinations, explosives and computer hacking]] before he goes public at the beginning of the graphic novel.
* CulturedBadass: His Shadow Gallery is a monument to forgotten culture, and we know he's a fan of (at the very least) showtunes, [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky]], Music/TheRollingStones, Creator/{{Motown}} and [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He can be quite the sarcastic fellow, especially when delivering his ''Workplace'' speech to the people of London.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: In Evey's arms, at the end of the novel.]]
* DualWielding: His knives are small and light enough for him to easily use two at once when he [[spoiler:kills Creedy and his mooks.]]
* TheFaceless: His face is never seen though it is implied to be horribly scarred.
* GeniusBruiser: The experiments enhanced his intellect and physical abilities. He can give you a master's class on literature and snap your neck without much effort.
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:He may be a {{Badass}}, but not even he can survive the sheer power of bullets.]]
* TheKindnapper: He kidnaps Evey [[spoiler:twice, both times]] out of benevolent intentions.
* KnifeNut: The knives are the only actual weapons he uses, not included his basic combat skills.
* KnightTemplar: He is uncompromising in his attempt to overthrow the Norsefire government, having no quarms about killing his enemies in cold blood and even using MindRape.
* MacGyvering: A speciality of his. Being the only physically healthy survivor of the experiement peformed on him and his fellow prisoners, he was granded special privileges such as a limited access to gardening supplies. Combined with the rations he was given, he was able to produce gunpowder, mustard gas, and napalm, all of which he used to stage his escape.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Very much so. He even quotes the trope-naming line in the graphic novel.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: "Malevolent" is slightly downplayed, but Masked Man is the very definition of V.
* MindRape: What he does to Lewis Prothero, and to a lesser degree, to [[spoiler:Evey Hammond]].
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: Of the new England. Or at least, he hopes.
* NiceHat: He's never seen without it unless he's safely in his own home. [[spoiler:By the end of the film, he has thousands of citizens wearing one too.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: V's name and history are a complete mystery and it's stated that even he doesn't remember any of it.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Many of the names on his kill list are those who tormented him at Larkhill.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: When you're using AddedAlliterativeAppeal on one of the least common letters of the alphabet, you need to start using some long words - Vaudevillian, Vicariously, Visage, Veneer, Vanguarding, the list just goes on.
* SociopathicHero: A heroic ''terrorist''.
* SoleSurvivor: Of the group of "undesirables" used as guinea pigs for the fascist goverment's SuperSoldier project.
* TranquilFury: It's very certain that the events surrounding how he came to be have touched a nerve, but he keeps it very low-key.
* SuperSoldier: Part of an experiment to create one. It [[GoneHorriblyRight Went Horribly Right]]. The experiment has given him slightly above-human endurance and cunning, and he uses this fight to the ones who made him that way. It is also evidental that the experiment has made him slightly insane as a side-effect. WordOfGod describes the mental affliction he suffers as akin to schizophrenia.
* {{Ubermensch}}
* WarriorPoet
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Yes, he's killing people, blowing up buildings, and [[spoiler:torturing an innocent young woman to prove a point,]] but he's doing it to free England.
* WhyWontYouDie: Played straight.
-->'''Creedy:''' Die! Die! Why won't you die!.. Why won't you die?!\\
'''V:''' Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an ''idea'', Mr Creedy. And ideas are bulletproof.
%%* WickedCultured

!!Evey Hammond


->'''Played by:''' Creator/NataliePortman

The series' co-protagonist. In the comics, she is a young girl whom V takes under his wing after being saved ''in extremis'' by V from the state's bloodthirsty secret police V before proceeding to indoctrinate her pursuant to his anarchistic beliefs. In the film, she is a depicted as a cynical but otherwise conformist young woman working at a state-run news station, BTVN, who joins V's cause reluctantly after being rescued him and later wholeheartedly after she is fully exposed to the regime's brutality.
* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: What she eventually becomes in the novel.]]
* BaldWomen: [[spoiler:After her TraumaticHaircut.]]
* BreakTheCutie Invoked [[spoiler:by V, who believes that for her to break out of her rut and become his successor, she first has to be broken down until she has nothing, so that she can be remade/remake herself]]
* HappilyEverAfter: In the film, with Insp. Eric Finch. If you watch it as usual, it might seem just MaybeEverAfter, but there's a certain [[FreezeFrameBonus 'blink-and-you'll-miss-it' moment]] implying this one...
* HerHeartWillGoOn [[spoiler: Be it Gordon or V himself, both the men she has been involved with die and she lives on.]]
* IncestSubtext: In the novel Evey attaches herself to various father figures as ReplacementGoldfish for her DisappearedDad. The trope is even lampshaded in her NightmareSequence, where she sleeps with her own father.
* LegacyCharacter [[spoiler:She becomes a new V, a V to create a new world rather than break down the old, after V dies.]]
* MeaningfulName: Her name doubles as this and a StealthPun. Evey is a direct pronuciation of E-V, and E is the fifth letter of the alphabet.
* NaiveEverygirl: She's a little unaware of just how corrupt the goverment is.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Her father was the one who taught her all about politics, and his death and "disappearance" by the government was the reason she refused to ever deal with the topic again.
* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler: In the novel, she becomes V herself.]]
* RedemptionInTheRain: In deliberate contrast to V's Redemption by Fire.
* SympathyForTheDevil: To V himself.
* TenderTears: [[spoiler: Upon learning what V did to the Archbishop Lilliman. Of course, she doesn't know what the guy did to V so it's understandable.]]
* WomenAreWiser: Zigzagged. She says that she doesn't want to kill people but when [[spoiler:Allistair Harper kills Gordon, she is ready to kill him in retaliation, and might have gone through it had V not thwarted her when he kidnaps her. Later, when V gives her the option to have Harper killed, Evey decides to spare his life instead.]]

!!Eric Finch


->'''Played by:''' Stephen Rea

The main antagonist of the series is an officer from Scotland Yard, now renamed "The Nose". Melancholic, somewhat jaded, Eric Finch is still determined to find and punish V, even more since [[spoiler: the death of Delia Surridge]]. Otherwise without ambitions and rather pragmatic, he simply believes that order is better than chaos.

Still, by the end of the series, [[spoiler: he experiences a total catharsis and understand what atrocities were committed by Norsefire. And, though he kills V, he no longer desires to serve the government and walks away tranquilly from a now freed London.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the film, it's implied that even after [[spoiler:Delia Surridge]]'s death it's still a matter of work than personal revenge for him to find V. [[spoiler:And he was not the one to kill V in the movie.]]
* AntiVillain: While he loyally serves an authoritarian state, he only does so due to his single-minded dedication to protect England's citizens from crime and chaos.
* BaldOfAwesome, at least in the comics.
* {{Determinator}}: The guy goes through hell and back during the course of the story, but he never gives up on tracking down V.
* HappilyEverAfter: With Evey, at least in the movie. Strongly implied by the alternated ending ([[spoiler:and by the FreezeFrameBonus shot in the Larkhill revelation sequence towards the end, after ''"...And everything that's going to happen"'' line]]).
* HeelRealization: In the film, he's horrified when he realises that the St. Mary's virus was likely caused by their own government.
-->'''Finch''': ''If our own government was responsible for the deaths of almost a hundred thousand people... would you really want to know?''
** In the novel of the film, it was also helped by the case of when V killed Prothero and the PedophilePriest, seeing his government's hypocrisy as illegal drugs and kiddy porn was supposedly banned and destroyed when Norsefire took control yet these high ranking members have tons of it.
* HeroAntagonist: He might be part of the Norsefire party, but he genuinely wants to protect people, and is disgusted by his discovery of what horrors Norsefire has done.
* HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs: In the comics, he manages to understand V's mindset by dropping acid in the remains of the concentration camp that created him. It allows him to know what [[spoiler:V is planning, and he manages to find and shoot him, wounding him fatally]]. It also leads him to finally break completely away from the Norsefire government.
* IneffectualLoner: Played with. He insists on working alone through the comic, [[spoiler:not that he has a choice after his suspension,]] and is always a step or two behind V. However he does eventually catch up to V, although that too is apparently part of V's plans, and is the cause of V's death.Iin the film he instead learns of the government's involvement in causing the outbreak and comes to see how the crackdown will inevitably go too far and [[TheDogBitesBack spark riots by a previously accepting public]].
* ItsPersonal: After V kills [[spoiler:Delia Surridge]], the hunt for him stops just being a job for Eric. At the end of it all, he no longer cares if the Norsefire government stands or falls, he just wants to find V and have his revenge.
* KnightInSourArmour: His jadedness at his surroundings makes him one of these.
* PunchClockVillain: He is mostly indifferent and actually a bit dislillusioned towards the Norsefire government's ideology. He pretty much only does his job because he believes that it is the lesser evil compared to letting England descend into chaos. Until it gets personal that is.
* SmokingIsCool: Smokes a pipe in the comics, perhaps drawing a parallel with a certain other GreatDetective...
* TheStoic: He starts off the story as one, although in the comics the death of Delia and his other experiences wind up knocking the stoicism out of him.

[[folder:The Norsefire Government]]

!!Commander Adam Susan/High Chancellor Adam Sutler


->'''Played by:''' Creator/JohnHurt

The cold, merciless and despotic head of state who serves as the series' main antagonist. In the film, his surname was changed to "[[GodwinsLaw Sutler]]".
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In the comics, Susan is shown to be extremely socially awkward and slightly mentally unstable (something which worsens as the story unfolds). Sulter from the film has no such traits.
* TheAloner: He is a solipsist, he believes that only he and Fate (whom he considers to be God) are real.
* {{Asexuality}}: He ''thinks'' he is, but the truth is he's just really repressed. A real asexual probably wouldn't do most of the things mentioned below.
* BigBad: Played Straight in the comics. Conversely, this is [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in the film given that his sinister right-hand man, Peter Creedy, is ''heavily'' implied to be [[DragonInChief the true mastermind behind his regime]].
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:How he's disposed of at the hands of Rosemary. Similarly, Peter Creedy disposes of him in this manner as part of a coup.]]
%%* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: In the comics.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: He masturbates to the Fate supercomputer.
* EvilIsPetty:
** In the film, he offhandedly abuses his power to put the 1812 Overture (the music V played while destroying the Old Bailey) on the blacklist, simply because "[He] never wants to hear it again." [[spoiler: He later ''murders'' Gordon for making fun of him]].
** Played with in the original. He believes in repressing one's own desires for the greater good, but that only makes them come out in weird ways.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Believes that individual freedom and personal liberties are dangerous and frivolous and seeks to replace them with a uniformity of thought, word, deed and purpose.
* MachineWorship: In the comics, the Fate supercomputer is the only thing he truly loves. Mixes elements of CargoShip and {{Robosexual}} in with the worship.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted in the comics. However, it is never made clear in the film.
* NecessaryEvil: In the film, after a year of failing to catch V, he tells his propaganda machine not to make people think the Norsefire government is wonderful and blameless, but to remind the people "Why they ''need'' us." [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]
* PresidentEvil: Let's see, he talks to his cronies via a giant screen that lets him speak ridiculously loudly and intimidatingly, he has a celebrity arrested for doing a skit making fun of him, and has full control over the government and the police force.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Alan Moore was obviously inspired by Hitler when he wrote Susan. The film renamed him Sutler to hammer the point home.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: In the comics, he loses all semblance of sanity upon seeing that Fate has been hacked in by V. In the film, he reveals himself for the DirtyCoward he really is as he sobs and begs for mercy after being brought before V .]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the comics. In the film, he is largely portrayed as an unsympathetic tyrant who lives in luxury at the expense of his own citizens.

!!Derek Almond

In the comics, he begins the story as the [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], uptight and high-ranking Director of The Finger, the SecretPolice of the Norsefire government. [[spoiler:Upon trying to stop V from killing Delia Surridge, he didn't realize that he forgot to charge his pistol and ends up killed by V.]] In the movie this character is combined with Peter Creedy and given a promotion to DragonInChief.
%%* TheAlcoholic
* TheDragon: To Susan [[spoiler:before his death.]]
* DomesticAbuser: A really, really nasty one. Being one of the most powerful men in a totalitarian government apparently turned him into an abusive, ungrateful and violent husband to his yet gentle and faithful wife.
* FrontlineGeneral: He may be a nasty piece of work but give him this much; he's quite willing to put himself in harm's way to do his job. When he gets a tip about where V may strike, he immediately head there himself instead of ordering his men to do it instead. Doubly so as he wasn't even on duty. [[spoiler:And when he dies off the clock, the government uses that as a means of denying his widow any benefits she should be entitled to for him dying in action.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Played with. He threatens his wife by pretending to shoot her with an unloaded gun (on the promise that one day, it won't be unloaded). Guess what he forgets to do a few minutes later when he goes after V.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:What eventually happens to him]].
* JerkAss
* MinorMajorCharacter: Begins the series as one of the most powerful men in a totalitarian government which has the country in an iron grip, [[spoiler:yet he's killed off early in the story]].
* NoAccountingForTaste: Poor, poor Rosemary.
* SecretPolice: The organization he commands, The Finger, is this.

!!Peter Creedy


->'''Played by:''' Tim Pigott-Smith

The Director of The Finger (i.e.: the state's secret police) after Almond's death. His role in the movie is expanded ''massively'' to being the [[DragonInChief mastermind behind almost all of the Norsefire Party's crimes if not the de facto leader of the regime itself]].
* AnimalMotifs: In the film, V describes him as the spider in the heart of the Norsefire government, and even uses this phrase.
* AppealToForce: The comic book version tries to seize control after [[spoiler:Susan's]] death using this principle. As they're in the middle of a security emergency, it's only natural that [[StateSec The Finger]] and the security forces under his control take charge of the situation... just until everything calms down, of course. All of the high level members of the government present know that it amounts to a forceful takeover of the government. [[spoiler:And only Helen Heyer knows that Creedy's private side army of thugs and criminals is about to turn on him]].
* BigBrotherIsWatching: In the film, his name is synonymous with the Norsefire police state.
* CompositeCharacter: In the film, his character incorporates traits from Derek Almond, the brutal and [[TheDreaded feared]] Director of the Finger seen at the beginning of the story. He even paraphrases Almond's boast to V that his knives and martial arts are useless against his firearms [[spoiler: only for V to kill him shortly thereafter.]]
* DragonAscendant: Tries to become this near the end of the book [[spoiler: when Commander Susan dies. In the film, he succeeds but it doesn't last long.]]
* DragonInChief: In the film. He is revealed to be not only the mastermind behind the Norsefire Party's seizure of power but the official Party Leader directly in charge of the regime's day-to-day administration.
* TheDreaded: In the film, he is universally feared by the citizens living in Norsefire England and viewed with unease by other members of the regime.
* MeaningfulName: His nick-name "''Creepy'' Creedy" in the film.
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Helen Heyer paid his private army better than he did. His attempt to use them to seize control never had a chance.]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter: His personal weapon is a magnum revolver.
* SecretPolice: The head of one.
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath: A high-functioning yet otherwise clear-cut example in the film. V himself refers to him as "a man [[StrawNihilist seemingly without a conscience]] [[TheUnfettered for whom the ends ALWAYS justify the means"]].
* TheStarscream: He ends up [[spoiler:betraying Sutler, thinking he could kill him ''and'' V.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one after V takes out his forces and moves to kill him even as Creedy shoots him repeatedly. After he runs out he simply mutters "why won't you die?" Cue V picking him up, giving him a short TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and breaking his neck.
* WhyWontYouDie: He screams this at V in the movie.

!!Roger Dascombe

[[caption-width-right:350:''"This is the BTN. Our job is to report the news, not fabricate it. That's the government's job."'']]

->'''Played by:''' Ben Miles

The smart-mouthed and mocking director of The Mouth, which oversees propaganda and media in Britain. In the film adaptation, he appears to be a cynical man who is a part of Norsefire only to increase his own power.

In the novel, [[spoiler:when V storms the Mouth's media headquarters, he leaves Dascombe behind dressed up as V and gagged as a decoy for the police storming the building. Those policemen promptly shoot Dascombe while V makes his escape.]]
* AdaptationalBadass: He defused a bomb planted by V at the Jordan Tower. Because...
-->'''Dascombe:''' ''Have you any idea how long it will take to rebuild this facility?''
-->'''Finch:''' ''Do you have any idea what you're doing?''
* AffablyEvil: Humorous and happy-tempered but still just as corrupt as the Government he serves.
* CheshireCatGrin: His default expression that he only loses [[spoiler:upon facing V.]]
* ComfortingTheWidow: What he does to Rosemary after Derek Almond's death, in a very unsavoury way.
* TheMinistryOfTruth: His role as head of The Mouth, which, in the film, includes the British Television Network. He even quips ''"Our job is to report the news, not fabricate it. That's the government's job."''
* PropagandaMachine: The head of it.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Supposedly... Though we never know what exactly happened to him after the revolution.

!!Conrad Heyer


->'''Played by:''' Guy Henry

The [[NiceGuy good-hearted]] but weak-willed director of The Eye, the government's surveillance section, is also the HenpeckedHusband of the ruthless Helen Heyer who uses him as a means to an end.

Not featured prominently either but he gets his own moment of glory upon [[spoiler: beating Allistair Harper to death for sleeping around with his wife, something he discovers when V sends him the videotape of his wife having sex with Harper.]]
* AntiVillain: He's essentially a PunchClockVillain[=/=]IneffectualSympatheticVillain who's never seen doing anything actually villainous.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: The Eye oversees surveillance throughout the city.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film, both he and Brian Etheridge only appear at the cabinet meetings.
* DomesticAbuse: The victim of it in this case.
* DropTheHammer: [[spoiler: How he killed Allistair Harper]].
* HenpeckedHusband: By his abusive, bossy, manipulative wife Helen (not mentioned in the film).
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: One cannot help but feel sorry for the guy with how his cruel and ambitious wife utterly humiliates him on a regular basis and only really sees him as a pawn in her game, and he yet he is still hopelessly in love with her in spite of it.
* LoveMartyr: Upon learning that the wife who treats him like dirt is having an affair, his first reaction is to [[spoiler:go after her paramour in the belief that this will prove to her that he's the better man. Helen's actual reaction is to chew him out for ruining her plans for a coup by killing her co-conspirator and leave him to watch himself bleed out on the floor]].
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:Though he manages to kill Allistair Harper in their confrontation, Harper manages to seriously wound him. Helen finds him in this state, but angry that he has thrown a wrench in her plans for a coup, she leaves him to bleed to death rather than helping him.]]
* NiceGuy: Sort of. He isn't evil ''per se'' but he still serves the government loyally.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Probably. Just as Dascombe's and Etheridge's, his eventual fate remains unclear in the movie.
* ThePeepingTom: Implied to have voyeuristic tendencies with having cameras everywhere, though he is loyal to his wife.
* UnrequitedLove: Despite being married, Helen feels nothing but contempt for him but he truly loves her.


[[folder:The Larkhill Three]]

!!Lewis Prothero

[[caption-width-right:350:''[[CatchPhrase "And as always, England prevails!"]]'']]

->'''Played by:''' Creator/RogerAllam

The former commander of the concentration camp Larkhill, today he acts as "The Voice Of Fate", a radio program that passes off as Fate's actual voice to relate the various happenings of the country and give the news flash to the population.

In the film, Prothero's role is slightly altered to become a political pundit who issues swaggering, state-endorsed political ramblings meant to drum up xenophobia and nationalistic fervor.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: A lot of attention is drawn in the comic to Prothero's incredibly charismatic voice, which has a rich tenor and is disarmingly sensitive.
* CaptainErsatz: In the film he's a clear parody of BillOReilly and other Fox News pundits.
* ConfirmationBias: In-Universe, His "TV show."
* CruelMercy: [[spoiler:Instead of killing him, V uses mental torture to render him incurably insane.]] Averted in the movie, where Lewis was simply forced to take poison.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the comic, V doesn't kill him [[spoiler:but {{Mind Rape}}s him into incurable insanity]]. In the film, V forces him to swallow poison.
* DirtyCoward: Clearly afraid of V when he came in, [[{{Irony}} even though seconds ago]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he was gloating about]] [[SpeakOfTheDevil how he'd fight V if he met him]].
%%* EvilIsPetty
* FatBastard: Fat, corrupt, a sadistic bully, and a MilesGloriosus to boot.
* FunctionalAddict: After his death the police search his house and notes that he "has enough (illegal drugs) to start his own pharmacy".
* ItsAllAboutMe: The film even shows him watching his own broadcasts with an expression that falls just shy of masturbation.
* {{Jerkass}}: Possibly the nicest thing that anyone could say about this man.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Although V doesn't kill him (he does in the film though), he [[spoiler: ends up literally crazy and unable to speak, other than repeating "Ma-ma!" over and over, like his beloved dolls]].
* MilesGloriosus: He often likes to play up his Military service, making himself out as a hero. In reality, he was a sadistic bully who got a kick out of beating on innocent people.
* MoralMyopia: He cares far more about his ''doll collection'' than he did about the people he tortured at Larkhill. [[spoiler: And seeing the dolls burned in the same ovens where he roasted people makes him lose his mind.]]
* MouthOfSauron: In the graphic novel, he speaks over the radio (supposedly) for the FATE mainframe. [[spoiler:It is also the reason why V taking him out the picture ends up having a profound effect; when he can no longer perform as the voice of FATE, the Norsefire government is forced to quickly find a replacement, meaning that they, though they might try, can no longer maintain the illusion to the public that FATE has an actual voice.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: His Doll collection and his often petty and immature personality (Firing a technician for making his nose look big and being mentioned as always needing to get his way in the film) turn him into this.
* RealMenWearPink: An ex-soldier and former concentration camp commander who makes propaganda for a fascist government. His hobby? Collecting dolls.
* SpeakOfTheDevil: In the film. While Prothero showers, he watches himself on TV, ranting and wishing he could meet "the terrorist" face-to-face. He then turns around, and finds V smirking at him.

!!Archbishop Anthony Lilliman

[[caption-width-right:350:''"It's a game I've never played. [[CassandraTruth What a delightful mind you have!]] [[AttemptedRape I hope the rest of you is just as interesting]]."'']]

->'''Played by:''' John Standing

Once a priest in the Larkhill camp (he provided "spiritual support" for the guards) he is a child molester and now promoted to Archbishop of the Anglican Church.
* AintTooProudToBeg: He switches from sadistic violence to weeping as he begs V for mercy. [[spoiler: V, however, is not in a forgiving mood.]]
* AssholeVictim: He might be a weak old man, but he's also a pedophile and a rapist.
* DeathByIrony: Till the very last moment, [[CassandraTruth he doesn't take Evey's words serious]], assuming it to be yet another role play of those he got addicted to.
* DirtyOldMan: He is an elderly pedophile rapist who uses his position to get away with his crimes.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Though he is the highest priest in Britain at the moment, his life is... well, far from a decent clergyman.
** Even moreso in the novel of the film, as the police discovered a large collection of child pornography at his place -- [[EvenEvilHasStandards banned completely and supposedly destroyed after the ascension of Norsefire]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Just like Prothero, he is given an ironic way to die, [[spoiler: being forced to ingest a poisoned host.]]
* PedophilePriest: Every Sunday night, he rapes a different pre-teen girl (teenage girl in the movie).
* PerfectPoison: The way V chooses to dispose of Lilliman (also Prothero in the film).
* SinisterMinister: Not only is he a pedo and a rapist, he also has a gun in his Bible, and he was part of Larkhill. Clearly, he's a little bit worse than the average PedophilePriest.

!!Dr. Delia Surridge

[[caption-width-right:350:''[[FaceDeathWithDignity "I knew that one day it will come for me."]]'']]

->'''Played by:''' Sinead Cusack

The Chief Medical Officer of Larkhill, she did human experiments on the prisoners. After Larkhill's destruction, she became consumed by guilt over what she had done. She used to be in a relationship with Finch.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* AntiVillain: After she leaves Larkhill.
* ApocalypticLog: She leaves one behind, and it explains why V is the way he is.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Since she had been by far the gentlest (at least, post-Larkhill) and most repentant of the three, V rewards her [[spoiler: with a painless and peaceful death]].
* DeadlyDoctor: Delia used to be this. One of her experiments on a lesbian woman made her grow vestigial fingers from her calf.
* DeathSeeker: Upon learning that V has come to kill her, her only response is "Thank God."
* FaceDeathWithDignity: The only victim not to break down or cry for mercy when they face V.
* GoOutWithASmile[=/=]PeacefulInDeath: One bright side to her HeelRealization was that it meant [[spoiler:she didn't mind dying.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]TheAtoner: In a way, she created V. She ''thanks'' him when he shows up to kill her, feeling she deserves it for her part in the Larkhill experiments.
* OutDamnedSpot The only one of the Larkhill Three whose conscience is bothered by what she did, she's clearly haunted by her deeds at Larkhill until the story's present.
* PlayingWithSyringes: It was her syringes that helped make V what he is.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: She just couldn't live with such a guilt... so much so that she was happy to find out that V came to kill her.
* VisionaryVillain: Performed experiments on humans with the intention of eradicating disease.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Genuinely believed that her experiments were for the good of Britain and mankind in general.


[[folder:Supporting Characters]]

!!Rosemary Almond

The [[ShrinkingViolet gentle, demure]] but abused wife of Derek Almond. After his death, she is left to fend for herself, the Government refusing to give her any pension for being an official's widow.

She resorts to going out with the sleazy Roger Dascombe, [[spoiler: only to lose him as well]]. She is eventually expelled from the high society she used to acquaint with and ends up being a showgirl to support herself.

Blaming Norsefire for having taken away her husband and her happiness, [[spoiler: she decides to murder Commander Susan herself and shoots him in the head when he greets her without even recognizing her. She was probably killed afterwards but is only shown being battered by the Fingermen]].
* AdaptedOut: She has no counterpart in the film, [[spoiler:as her role as Sulter's assassin has been given to Creedy]].
* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler: While preparing herself to assassinate the Commander, she mentally enumerates and reviews all the reasons why she was about to do it and why they all made perfect sense.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Who could have thought the sweet, gentle and enduring Rosemary would ever snap so radically?
* BreakTheCutie Her entire story arc is this happening until it drives her [[TheDogBitesBack to strike back]].
* BrokenBird: After enduring her husband's excuse, being Dascombe's plaything, and then being forced to perform demeaning burlesque numbers just to survive, Rosemary becomes ''quite'' broken.
* DespairEventHorizon: Although unlike many examples, rather than a single incident pushing her over it, it's a gradual accumulation until [[spoiler:she doesn't care about the fact that she'll probably be tortured and killed in response for assassinating Susan.]]
* DeusAngstMachina: After all what she's been through, it's really justified.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Everything she endures at the hands of the system that Susan built, she finally breaks and decides that she has to do something to hit it, (and him) back, regardless of the cost.]]
* DomesticAbuse: We get to see her being the target of it, complete with the abuser in question flat out telling her that one day he will work up to murdering her.
* HeroicSacrifice: She knew full well what would happen to her [[spoiler:when she decided to murder the Commander. But she didn't care and preferred to die with dignity rather than live like a whore]].
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler: Feeling she had nothng left to lose and no purpose left in life anyways, she decides to at least do something useful before dying.]]
* LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: Her own arc looks very much like this, except it's done well.
* ShrinkingViolet: Before Derek's death.
* WidowWoman: The Commander's England doesn't treat them very well, either.f

!!Helen Heyer

The scheming, arrogant and domineering wife of Conrad Heyer, in stark contrast to Rosemary, is a MagnificentBitch who plans to take control of Norsefire through her husband, with her being [[LadyMacbeth the power behind the throne]].

[[ManipulativeBitch Manipulative]], fairly attractive, and extremely shrewd, she uses bribery and sex to get men to do her bidding and is pretty good at it. Still [[spoiler: all her plans go awry as V understands her intentions and sends a videotape of her screwing Allistair Harper to Conrad. Conrad Heyer responds by attacking and killing Harper, but is badly wounded himself in the process. Furious at the destruction of her plans, she leaves her husband to die, showing her true colours. The end of the comics show that she is reduced to living in the street and bartering sex for food and other survival necessities]].
* AdaptedOut: She has no counterpart in the film.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Her ambition results in multiple murders, among other sordid activities. Furthermore, the book seems to suggest [[spoiler:that the ambitions of all the people who want the top spot in the government after Susan's death are as responsible for destabilizing and toppling the government as anything else.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She knows all too well how to sit back and play the good, charming wife in public while making cold hearted, ruthless schemes for power.
* BreakTheHaughty: What ultimately happens to her after [[spoiler: being rebuffed by Eric Finch and reduced to sell her charms to survive]].
* DomesticAbuser: Regularly hits, ridicules, belittles [[spoiler: and cheats on]] her husband Conrad.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Her use of sex as a weapon led her to [[spoiler:cheat on her husband. When he finds out he kills her lover and gets mortally wounded himself, ruining her plans to control the government. Later Helen, who used sex as a weapon to ruthlessly manipulate people and control her downtrodden husband, is reduced to selling sexual favors to survive]].
* HopeSpot: She has an extremely brief one towards the very end of the comics, [[spoiler:when after being reduced to living on the street and offering sex to a gang in exchange for protection, she spots Eric Finch and tries to convince him to work with her in regaining some control over chaos in the wake of the government's collapse. When Finch refuses her she knows all too well that her last chance is lost.]]
* IceQueen: Of the total bitch variety.
* LadyMacbeth: She can see a path that will lead her husband Conrad to becoming the most powerful man in the country, (at least on paper) and she pushes him towards it and won't let anything, including him not being suited to that role, stand in her way.
* ManipulativeBitch: Oh so much, and oh so skilled.
* PrettyInMink: Never seen without her expensive mink coat.
* RichBitch: Being the wife of one of the most powerful men in the country has brought her plenty of wealth and comfort, but it hasn't made her any less cruel or ambitious.
* {{Socialite}}: Only in appearance. Her goals are way more sinister than just being a catty RichBitch.
* TheVamp: She has no problems with using sex as a weapon.
* VillainousBreakdown: Helen has two towards the end of the comics. The first occurs when [[spoiler: she comes home to find Alistair dead and her mortally wounded husband lying on the floor of the lounge room with the tape of her affair with Alistair. She proceeded to yell at and belittle Conrad for ruining her plans before abandoning him to die of his wounds]]. The second occurs when she encounters [[spoiler:Finch and tries to convince him to work with her. When Finch refuses Helen is reduced to shrieking and ranting while he quietly leaves her behind]].
* TheWomanBehindTheMan: She's the one truly responsible for Conrad's career continuing to rise, and she's aiming for him to be an AuthorityInNameOnly while she's the true power.
* WomanInWhite: Frequently dresses in white, perhaps to play up her good public face.

!!Dominic Stone


->Played by: Rupert Graves

A sergeant at the Nose and Finch's sidekick.
* TheLancer: To Eric Finch. He is young and more enthusiastic and naive about his work, where the middle-aged Finch is more cynical and disillusioned.
* NaiveNewcomer: At first, he plays somewhat like a Watson to Finch's Holmes, later he grows into the role of being Finch's replacement.
* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:By the end of the comics he has largely taken over Finch's role as the honest and competent cop, and furthermore it is implied at that Evey has also chosen him as her successor]].

!!Valerie Page

An [[TheUnseen unseen character]] (besides some clips on a movie screen) that is only talked about throughout the novel. A lesbian actress who gained substantial acclaim in her day, she was among the people that were first taken to the Larkhill concentration camp.

She was actually [[spoiler: V's next door cellmate and sent him a letter written on toilet paper explaining her life and why she was sent to the camp with him. Avenging her is V's main motivation.]] She was subjected to the same human experiments as V, but didn't survive it.
%%* BreakTheCutie
* BuryYourGays: She had been imprisoned in Larkhill for lesbianity and killed off during the experiments, before the main story starts.
* FlowerMotifs: The purple rose is her emblem that V took for himself.
* LipstickLesbian: She dressed in a feminine way, and the only difference from most other women was that she, ahem, didn't want to get married with a man. And this was what she had been ultimately sent to Larkhill for, soon after her... hmm... girlfriend Ruth.
* NotQuiteDead: [[WMG/VForVendetta One fan theory]] holds that she actually ''is'' V. It's a theory that's completely wrong as [[WordOfGod per the creator]], but when has that [[DeathOfTheAuthor ever stopped fans]]? And there's really no way to prove it one way or the other, given that V himself can't remember his own past and Valerie was subjected to hormone experiments. The film takes the theory and plays it a bit more ambiguously.
* PosthumousCharacter: Those notes that get [[spoiler:slipped to Evey through the cell wall? Being passed through by V.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbians: In the film, this was the reason why she was rejected by her parents.
* TheUnseen: Although we see V watch some clips of her in the beginning.

!!Gordon Dietrich

[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TemptingFate "Everything will be fine. Trust me!"]]'']]

->Played by: Creator/StephenFry

A former acquaintance and fellow smuggler of Allistair Harper. He picks up Evey some time after V expels her from the Shadow Gallery and eventually becomes her lover. [[spoiler:He ends up killed by Harper some time before V abducts Evey again]].
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the comics, he is a career criminal who is murdered by a more powerful criminal. In the film he is a TV host and Evey's kindly boss, who is killed by the government for daring to parody and mock it.
* AdaptationalSexuality: In the comics he is straight and even becomes Evey's lover for a short while. He is gay in the film.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:In the movie, where he is instead Evey's friend and boss]].
* DeadpanSnarker: In the movie as played by Stephen Fry.
* HeroicSacrifice: Played with. He tells Evey to hide and doesn't sell her out to [[spoiler:Harper in the novel or the Fingermen in the film]].
* IllegalReligion: [[spoiler: Played with. Though he's not a Muslim he's executed in the film because he has a copy of the Qu'ran]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: He is killed by being stabbed in the head with a sword by Harper's henchman]].
%%* ReformedCriminal
* SatelliteLoveInterest: In the novel, he is mostly presented to see just how he picked up Evey after she was expelled from the Shadow Gallery.

!!Alistair Harper

A vicious Scottish crook who starts off as a player in the BlackMarket, he and his men are recruited by Creedy to be Creedy's private side army, a group of thugs who can do anything without being obviously linked to the government. Creedy has fond dreams of using the combined forces of the Fingermen and Harper's thugs to push himself to the head of the government.

[[spoiler:Unfortunately for Creedy, Harper is also working for Helen Heyer, who pays better.]] In the novel, [[spoiler: Harper eventually gets killed by Conrad Heyer when he discovers Harper's affair with Helen.]]
* AdaptedOut: As the Creedy of the films is much more powerful and essentially the DragonInChief from the start, he has no need for the services of a Harper analogue, or Harper's criminal organization.
* BlackMarket: Appears to more or less control what we see of it.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Implied to have inflicted one on [[spoiler:Creedy]], who pleads for a quick death. Harper refuses, saying "[[StealthInsult I wouldn't waste the bullet]]" and goes to work with his knife instead.
* TheDragon: To Creedy. In the overall power structure, probably closest to being TheBrute.
* TheDreaded: To Gordon, who's a petty thug to Harper's crime boss.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Alistair is introduced sitting in a sleazy bar, talking with one of his co-workers about his new job working for [[StateSec the Finger]]. During the conversation he bragged about [[OffstageVillainy using his new-found power to arrest a married couple, beat up the husband, then perform a strip search on the man's wife and feel her up]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Has a superficial layer of charm, but there is a very nasty and cruel bastard hiding just beneath the surface.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: In addition to what he mentioned in his EstablishingCharacterMoment, he also made a lewd comment about Evey, to her face, when he sees her with Gordon; thankfully he was there and shuts Alistair down.
* KnifeNut: He has a definite fondness for blades, as he used a sword to kill Gordon and [[spoiler:when he turned on Creedy, he used a knife or razor in what is implied to be a truly horrific and sadistic fashion. This also came into play against Conrad, see MutualKill below.]]
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:Though Conrad manages to surprise Alistair by ambushing the latter with a spanner while he's watching a video of himself and Helen, Harper manages to seriously wound Conrad with his razor. However Conrad beats Alistair to death with the spanner before bleeding out himself.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Soon after Creedy recruits him he agrees to serve as Helen Heyer's mole within Creedy's organization, then she makes it plain that he'll be head of the Finger if anything should happen to Creedy...]]
* TheUnintelligible: His speech is rendered in a FunetikAksent so confusing that it's all but indecipherable to non-British or non-Scottish readers.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Although he is more clever and self-controlled than is normal for this trope, he is a Scotsman with a mile-wide violent streak, so still counts.