The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: anarchist CBR Scale: D

Name: V

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC Quality Communications Vertigo

First Appearance: Warrior #1 (Mar. 1982): "V for Vendetta" serial

Creators: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 45

   Comic Book Appearances: 44

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Gender: male



From: "The Church of Superman" forum discussion, started 19 June 2006 on the James Randi Educational Foundation website (; viewed 15 May 2007):

19th June 2006, 06:03 AM

The Church of Superman

Hmmmm... the "religious" affiliations of comic book characters. Huh?

19th June 2006, 08:32 AM

...Oh, and anarchy was not a religion, last I checked. Sorry V...

From: "The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character V: central character in V for Vendetta" forum discussion, started 15 May 2007 on the website (; viewed 14 August 2007):

V is the the central character in the V for Vendetta comics, written by Alan Moore. V is an anarchist terrorist. Indeed, V's religious affiliation can best be described as "anarchist."

Anarchy (as a philosophy) does not always function as a religion, and many people who are self-described "anarchists" can be classified as having another, more traditionally recognized religious affiliation. But for V, anarchist philosophy is central to his character. This does not mean that "anarchy is a religion," per se. It means that for V, being an anarchist is his religion.


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