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* LukeIAmYourFather: Evie wonders if V is going to reveal that he is her father. [[spoiler:He says he isnít.]]


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* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Evie wonders why V has never tried to sleep with her, and says that maybe he doesn't fancy girls. But if that's the case, "there's nothing wrong with that."


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* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:It certainly appears that this was V's ultimate fate. He's behind Finch, but waits until Finch turns and sees him before attacking, and Finch simultaneously shoots at him. Later on Finch wonders why V would do that, since he moves like "greased lightning" and could easily have taken Finch down before Finch even knew he was there.]]


* BadgesAndDogTags: Colin Clarke serves as a dark example in the "Intermission" story "Vertigo".

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* BadgesAndDogTags: Colin Clarke serves as a dark example in the "Intermission" story "Vertigo". A cruel Fingerman who takes out his personal problems on a random citizen where he can come up with an excuse, it's revealed when V puts him through the same deadly "walk around the building" trial that he, Colin, is himself a military veteran and draws on his experience to actually have a good chance of surviving [[spoiler:which it's implied -- this is the last we see of the story -- didn't prepare him for a banana peel being in the way]].


[[Film/VForVendetta A film adaptation]] was released in 2006 with reasonably good reviews and box office success, though Moore, as with all other film adaptations of his works, publicly disowned it and asked to have his name removed from the credits.

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[[Film/VForVendetta A film adaptation]] was released in 2006 with reasonably good reviews and box office success, though Moore, as with all other film adaptations of his works, publicly disowned it and asked to have his name removed from the credits. The BBC announced they were working on another adaptation in 2017, but little has been heard from it since.

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* CreateYourOwnHero/[[CreateYourOwnVillain Villain]]: Moral ambiguity aside, the constant is that V was born from the inhuman experimentation conducted in Larkhill.


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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Two cases, before the war, Susan was nothing more than a police chief constable. In the upheaval that follows, he takes the opportunity to form Norsefire, take over England, successfully carry out a genocide of various undesirables, and rule the country with an iron fist for several years. His genocide creates the second instance of this trope, turning another nobody slated to die in his camp into the vengeful anarchist V.


It's the late 1990s in an alternate history, and Britain is ruled by the Norsefire Party, a fascist government headed by "the Leader", Adam Susan, that came into power after WorldWarIII broke out in 1988, during which the United Kingdom avoided getting hit by any nuclear weapons, apparently the only European nation to do so. Cameras are on every corner, surveillance vans roam the streets, and the government has long since rounded up any deviants or undesirable citizens that would otherwise taint the purity of Britain.

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It's the late 1990s in an alternate history, AlternateHistory, and Britain is ruled by the Norsefire Party, a fascist government headed by "the Leader", Adam Susan, that came into power after WorldWarIII broke out in 1988, during which the United Kingdom avoided getting hit by any nuclear weapons, apparently the only European nation to do so. Cameras are on every corner, surveillance vans roam the streets, and the government has long since rounded up any deviants or undesirable citizens that would otherwise taint the purity of Britain.


* MeaningfulEcho: Evey's rebirth is meant to echo V's "birth".


* {{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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* {{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. one, and there is no guarantee whatsoever that whatever society gets built on top of the ruins of the old on is going to be better, let alone good enough to justify the death and suffering tearing down the old one caused.

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* CopeByCreating: Subverted. Delia Surridge thought that the Man In Room Five's fooling around with fertilizer and grease solvent was just him trying to cope with the trauma of his experiments through art. In reality, he was using the various chemicals to create napalm and mustard gas for his eventual escape.

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* ClassicalMusicIsCool: V keeps a room full of rare high culture artifacts in his ElaborateUndergroundBase, including many recordings of classical music, which he deeply appreciates. Evey, who has never heard such a thing, is overawed.

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* DramaticAmmoDepletion: [[AssholeVictim Richard Almond's]] "hobby" of terrorizing his wife with an unload revolver comes back to bite him in the ass when he runs into V. He pulls his gun, only to realize too late that he forgot to load the bullets into it. V promptly kills him.


** 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
** He also likes to quote people, including Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/VelvetUnderground, Creator/AleistarCrowley, Creator/MarkTwain, and various others

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** Tthroughout Throughout the book, V plays various songs on his record player including "Dancing in the Street" by Music/MarthaReevesAndTheVandellas, Martha Reeves And The Vandellas, Beethoven's 5th and "Streets of London" by Ralph McTell
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** He also likes to quote people, including Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Music/TheRollingStones, Music/VelvetUnderground, Creator/AleistarCrowley, Creator/AleisterCrowley, Creator/MarkTwain, and various others



** ''The Storm Saxon Show'' is essentially a racist {{Expy}} of ''DanDare''.

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** ''The Storm Saxon Show'' is essentially a racist {{Expy}} of ''DanDare''.''ComicStrip/DanDare''.


* TakeThat: Adam ''Susan'' is based on another 80's famous politician with the name of a girl, Ronald ''Reagan''. And in this universe, Susan did not survive the attempt on his life that Reagan did. Susan also has a distinct facial resemblance to Mao Zedong, which sits oddly at first for a ''fascist'', rather than a communist, dictator; then again, especially from an anarchist perspective, there's not all that much to choose between those two flavors of totalitarianism.

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* TakeThat: Adam ''Susan'' is based on another 80's famous politician with the name of a girl, Ronald ''Reagan''. And in this universe, Susan did not survive the attempt on his life that Reagan did. Susan also has a distinct facial resemblance to Mao Zedong, which sits oddly at first for a ''fascist'', rather than a communist, dictator; then again, especially from an anarchist perspective, there's not all that much to choose between those two flavors of totalitarianism.


''V for Vendetta'' is a comic by Creator/AlanMoore and David Lloyd. Starting in March, 1982, it ran for 10 issues, originally in a British anthology comic called Warrior, and later in its own comic published by DC. It features several of Alan Moore's trademarks: Anarchy portrayed as a positive force, mixing fiction and historical fact, and [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism large amounts of cynicism]].

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''V for Vendetta'' is a comic by Creator/AlanMoore and David Lloyd. Starting in March, 1982, it ran for 10 issues, originally ran in a British anthology comic called Warrior, ''Warrior'', and later in its own ten issue comic published by DC. It features several of Alan Moore's trademarks: Anarchy portrayed as a positive force, mixing fiction and historical fact, and [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism large amounts of cynicism]].


* IllegalReligion: All religions outside of what the Norsefire party espouses have been made illegal.

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* IllegalReligion: All religions outside of what the Norsefire party espouses version of Christianity have been made illegal.



* KickTheDog V's [[spoiler:torture of Evey]], although it's more like an invoked version of KickTheMoralityPet.

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V's [[spoiler:torture of Evey]], although it's more like an invoked version of KickTheMoralityPet.



* PoliceBrutality: Norsefire Fingermen.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The titular character from the StoryWithinAStory show "Storm Saxon". Intended in-universe as the show is racist propaganda against black people; it's premise is like the racist and flawed movie ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'', except a British TV show instead of a US movie.

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* PoliceBrutality: Norsefire Fingermen.
Fingermen engage in this as a matter of course.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The titular character from the StoryWithinAStory show "Storm Saxon". Intended in-universe as the show is racist propaganda against black people; it's premise is like the racist and flawed movie ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'', except a British TV show instead of a US movie.



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

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



** "The Storm Saxon Show" is essentially a racist {{Expy}} of DanDare.

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** "The ''The Storm Saxon Show" Show'' is essentially a racist {{Expy}} of DanDare.''DanDare''.

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** "The Storm Saxon Show" is essentially a racist {{Expy}} of DanDare.

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