5. Guy Fawkes and V for Vendetta

Posted: March 22, 2013 by chrischanhui in Uncategorized





This mask might very friendly for anyone who is interested in Anonymous.


Anonymous wearing this mask when they express their official position on YouTube or Twitter.




Where the mask which representing Anonymous originated from?


In general, people might know this mask from the movie V for Vendetta.


v for vendetta


Background of the movie is after the 3rd World War, Great Britain, in 2040.

A shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society.

Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.


The main hero V is fighting in invisible place against the violence and repression, by his conviction.

V is very similar with Anonymous, the hactivist.

Because, the mother of “V” and Anonymous is same; Guy Fawkes.


guy fawkes


(Guy Fawkes; 1570. 4. 13 ~ 1606. 6. 19)


In every November 5, the spectacular fireworks will be held in United Kingdom.

It is called Guy Fawkes Day.

This day is for praising Guy Fawkes who was a Captain in England.

He was religious Catholic, who dreamed “revival” of Catholic.

He was preparing the terror, which could slain all the parliaments who are against Catholic.

He set the gunpowder with Robert Catesby.

But, their plan was revealed, before only few hours of succession.

In the followed interrogation Guy Fawkes claimed himself as John Johnson, and did not leak information about the terror.


(Guy Fawkes’ revelation and torturing)

Because of the terrible torturing which lasted few days, finally Guy Fawkes confessed the whole story of the incident and co-conspirators.


(His last handwriting; might hard to write this because of the terrible torture)

Finally, Guy Fawkes and his conspirators were all arrested and executed.

His corpse was divided into four pieces and dispersed in Great Britain.

It showed the warning to people who was plot the rebellion.

This incident is called The Gunpowder Plot.

(information cited from wiki)


The similarity between Guy Fawkes and V for Vendetta is; they are the person who is against the group which steal freedom and abuse their public power.

I know their method is not “legal”.

But if they against the public power which brainwash people and suppress media, I am gonna back them.




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