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In short? You can't kill an idea. IMDB has a pretty good essay on all of it in their FAQ on the movie. I've bolded some of the parts I think are most important: This is the most controversial point in the interpretation of the movie, and the comments below show very different points of view. It contains the secret of the question, "Who is he?", and you ...


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No, he isn't blind in either the film or the source comic. Ignoring the more obvious elements (fight scenes, throwing of knives, etc) there are at least two occasions where he performs acts that would be impossible without sight: When he lacerates the poster: Cooking for Evey (where he flips and then catches a piece of bread in the pan) In the comic book,...


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V's secret hideout is an abandoned Victoria Station. This is confirmed in the film canon by the shooting script (referring to the location as "Interior : Victoria Station") as well as the quote; V : This is the old Victoria line but it is blocked, blocked somewhere between Whitehall and St. James. and Suddenly, Finch stops. Carefully, as if ...


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V for Vendetta The William Rookwood in the film V for Vendetta was chosen to honour(?) Ambrose Rookwood, one of the conspirators in the original 1605 Gunpowder plot and executed accordingly after the plot was uncovered. Ambrose Rookwood and William Rookwood Rookwood's fellow "black-baggers" in the film are described as Percy and Keyes, named after co-...


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It's not explained in either the film or the comic series. That said, there are some pretty big clues. In Volume #8 we learn that he has his own console in his secret hideout, pretty much identical to the Chancellor's. And in volume #3 Finch details the fact that in the intervening four years since V's escape he's clearly been a very busy boy, murdering 40+...


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Evey walks in on him in the Shadow Gallery reading a book.


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I think that Alan Moore left that detail to the imagination of the reader. The only thing we have for sure is that V's skills exceeded those of normal people, due maybe to his own nature and/or the experiments he was subject to.


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I myself have a pet theory that V's past life was as the chief designer of the Fate computer, which made him a witness to the regime's best-kept secret- and thus a large loose end that required tying. Assuming this was the case, it explains why he was sent to Larkhill (to deny all knowledge of Fate's workings to Norsefire's enemies), and his selection for ...


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When he was dueling with the armor, he didn't react to Evey's presence until he looked in her direction. Hearing her like Daredevil or using some sixth sense would have already alerted him to her being there, and acting surprised would serve no purpose since she already thinks he's amazingly skilled. And collecting art would be pointless, not to mention ...


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In the original source comic, it would appear that the reason V was so keen to accept Evey's offer of help was simply that it was convenient to his planning. Presumably he'd interecepted one of the Bishop's semi-regular communications with the pimp who supplied his underage girls and knew that this presented an opportunity to attack him at a moment of ...


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According to the film's co-creator and illustrator David Lloyd, the ending sequence was intended to show that the 'public' (res publica) are of one mind and body, rather than disconnected individuals. By having the people who chose to defy the State (and were killed by the State) shown at the end, the implication is that it's possible for the state to kill a ...


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source : V for Vendetta Explained As V says: Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an idea, Mr Creedy. And idea's are bulletproof! The book in fact has Evey carrying forward as V after his death, she dawn his mask so that the idea continues on via a new person. Evey in the movie doesn't do that she instead explains ...


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Having looked at the character of Rookwood in both media, there is very little to link them, and what does is likely by coincidence. Augustus Rookwood is a Death Eater who worked as an Unspeakable in the Ministry of Magic who turned into a spy for Voldemort during the First Wizarding War. He escaped Azkaban during Voldemort's second rise to power and was ...


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There doesn't seem to be a hidden meaning. The name Rookwood belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in a wooded area with distinct rocky terrain. Rookwood is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, ...


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V talked of liberating people by giving them the truth. What better way or what more symbolic way to do that than to help the police inspector find the truth? And also, I think V hoped that the police inspector would be inspired to make the world a more just place if he knew the whole truth. V knew the world would go on once he died and someone needed to ...


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