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[[folder:Main Characters]]
!!V

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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.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In The comic V is a NominalHero or an AntiVillain, while in the film V is more a PragmaticHero.
* 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
* 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
* {{Badass}}
** 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
** BadassLongRobe
* BlackCloak
* 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
* CoatHatMask
* ColdBloodedTorture: He has very inventive ways of tormenting his victims.
* CoolMask
* CoveredWithScars: [[spoiler: Burns from the camp that he burnt down.]]
* CrazyPrepared
* CulturedBadass
* CulturedWarrior
* DarkMessiah
* DeadpanSnarker: He can be quite the sarcastic fellow, especially when delivering his ''Workplace'' speech to the people of London.
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: In Evey's arms, at the end of the novel.]]
* DualWielding
* 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.
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]
* TheKindnapper: He kidnaps Evey [[spoiler:twice, both times]] out of benevolent intentions.
* KnifeNut
* KnightTemplar
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Very much so. He even utters this very line in the graphic novel.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* MindRape: What he does to Lewis Prothero, and to a lesser degree, to [[spoiler:Evey Hammond.]]
* [[spoiler: MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning]]
* 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.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SociopathicHero: A heroic ''terrorist''.
* {{Ubermensch}}
* VillainProtagonist: Or AntiHero.
* WarriorPoet
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* 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

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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.
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* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: What she eventually becomes in the novel.]]
* [[spoiler:BaldWomen: After her TraumaticHaircut.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* CloserToEarth: Played straight and subverted. 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.]]
* HerHeartWillGoOn [[spoiler: Be it Gordon or V himself, both the men she has been involved with die and she lives on.]]
* [[spoiler:LegacyCharacter]]
* 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
* 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.
* [[spoiler: 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.]]

!!Eric Finch

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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.]]

* 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: In the comics
* {{Determinator}}
* 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? ''
* HeroAntagonist
* IneffectualLoner
* KnightInSourArmour: His jadedness at his surroundings makes him one of these.
* PunchClockVillain
* SmokingIsCool
* TheStoic
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[[folder:The Norsefire Government]]

!!Commander Adam Susan/ High Chancellor Adam Sutler


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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]]".


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* {{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.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: He masturbates to the Fate supercomputer.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted in the comics. However, it is never made clear in the film.
* 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]].
* [[spoiler: BoomHeadshot: How he's disposed of at the hands of Rosemary. Similarly, Peter Creedy disposes of him in this manner as part of a coup.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: To an extent. He cheerfully admits to being a violent racist and fascist, but believes that hatred and violence are the only things that can keep society strong enough to survive the apocalypse. In a weird way it actually makes him more sympathetic than most of the party, most of whom don't really believe in anything apart from their own greed.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: In the comics.
* 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."
** 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.
* MachineWorship: In the comics, the Fate supercomputer is the only thing he truly loves. Mixes elements of CargoShip in with the worship.
* 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
* TheAloner/ ItsAllAboutMe: He is a solipsist, he believes that only he and Fate (whom he considers to be God) are real.
* 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.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Alan Moore was obviously inspired by Hitler when he wrote Susan. The film renamed him Sutler to hammer the point home.
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: 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.


!!Peter Creedy

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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]].

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* AnimalMotifs: In the film, V describes him as the spider in the heart of the Norsefire government, and even uses this phrase.
* 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.]]
* TheDragon: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in the comics where is depicted as a shallow self-serving bureaucrat merely seeking to capitalize on the death of his far more menacing predecessor, Derek Almond.
* DragonInChief: In the film.[[spoiler: 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.]]
* 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.]]
* 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 Meaningful Nick-Name]]: "''Creepy'' Creedy" in the film.
* MightMakesRight: Tries to seize control after [[spoiler:Susan's]] death using this principle.
* 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
* 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
* WhyWontYouDie: He screams this at V in the movie.

!!Derek Almond

The [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], uptight and high-ranking Director of The Finger. [[spoiler: Upon trying to stop V from , he didn't realize that he forgot to charge his pistol and ends up killed by V.]]

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* TheAlcoholic
* TheDragon: [[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.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]: What eventually happens to him.
* JerkAss
* MauveShirt
* NoAccountingForTaste: Poor, poor Rosemary.
* SecretPolice: The organization he commands, The Finger, is this.

!!Roger Dascombe

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: he is used as a decoy by V and is shot dead by the army after they investigate the Mouth, which V had infiltrated to promote his own agenda.]]

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* AffablyEvil: Humorous and happy-tempered but still just as corrupt as the Government he serves.
* CheshireCatGrin: His default expression that he looses [[spoiler: upon facing V.]]
* ComfortingTheWidow: What he does to Rosemary after Derek Almond's death, in a very unsavoury way.
* TheMinistryOfTruth
* MouthOfSauron
* PropagandaMachine

!!Conrad Heyer

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.]]

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* AntiVillain
* DomesticAbuse: Victim.
* [[DropTheHammer Drop The Pincer]]: [[spoiler: How he killed Allistair Harper]].
* HenpeckedHusband
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* [[spoiler: MutualKill: With Allistair Harper]].
* NiceGuy: Sort of. He isn't evil ''per se'' but he still serves the government loyally.
* 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.

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[[folder:The Larkhill Three]]

!!Lewis Prothero

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 has gone on to become a political pundit who issues swaggering, state-endorsed political ramblings meant to drum up xenophobia and nationalistic fervor.

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* 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.]]
* DirtyCoward
* EvilIsPetty
* FatBastard
* 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 [[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 novel.
* 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

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.

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* AintTooProudToBeg: He switches from sadistic violence to weeping as he begs V for mercy. [[spoiler: V, however, is not in a forgiving mood.]]
* AssholeVictim
* DirtyOldMan
* 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).
* [[spoiler: PerfectPoison]]
* SinisterMinister

!!Dr. Delia Surridge

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.

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* AntiVillain: After she leaves Larkhill.
* ApocalypticLog: She leaves one behind, and it explains why V is the way he is.
* TheAtoner
* 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.
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In a way, she created V.
* OutDamnedSpot
* [[spoiler: PeacefulInDeath]]
* PlayingWithSyringes
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Genuinely believed that her experiments were for the good of Britain and mankind in general.

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[[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]].

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* 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
* BrokenBird
* DeusAngstMachina: After all what she's been through, it's really justified.
* DomesticAbuse: The poor woman really did nothing to deserve this.
* [[spoiler: 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]].
* [[spoiler: TheLastDance: 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

!!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 when V understands her intentions and sends a videotape of her screwing with Allistair Harper to Conrad. She then leaves her heavily wounded husband to die, showing her true colours. She is then reduced to sell her body to survive, after being rebuffed by Eric Finch]].

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* AmbitionIsEvil
* 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 Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: 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. It could also be a case of LaserGuidedKarma; Helen used sex as a weapon to ruthlessly manipulate people and control her downtrodden husband, by the end she's reduced to selling sexual favours to survive]].
* IceQueen: Of the total bitch variety.
* LadyMacbeth
* ManipulativeBitch: Oh so much, and oh so skilled.
* PrettyInMink: Never seen without her expensive mink coat.
* RichBitch
* {{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.
* TheWomanBehindTheMan
* WomanInWhite

!!Dominic Stone

A sergeant at the Nose and Finch's sidekick.

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* TheLancer: To Eric Finch.
* NaiveNewcomer
* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch: It is implied at the end of the graphic novel that Evey has 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.

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* BreakTheCutie
* BuryYourGays
* FlowerMotifs: The purple rose is her emblem that V took for himself.
* LipstickLesbian
* 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
* TheUnseen: Although we see V watch some clips of her in the beginning.

!!Gordon Dietrich

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]].

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* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]: In the movie.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the movie as played by Stephen Fry.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Though not evil, his only blemish in the story was he used to work in the black market and bootlegging, he considers [[AxCrazy Alistair Harper]] a horrible person and goes out of his way to avoid having anything to do with him.
* [[spoiler: 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]].
* [[spoiler: IllegalReligion: Played with. Though he's not a Muslim he's executed in the film because he has a copy of the Qu'ran]].
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice/ BoomHeadshot: 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 force 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.]]

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* 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 "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.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Has a superficial layer of charm, but there is a very nasty and cruel bastard hiding beneath the surface.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: In the graphic novel, [[OffstageVillainy he mentions when he arrested a married couple, beat up the husband, then performed a strip search on the wife during which he felt her up]]. He also implied, from a lewd comment, to have an interest in Evey when he sees her with Gordon.
* KnifeNut
* 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 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.
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