|“||Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.||„|
V, is a mysterious man who leads a revolution against a corrupt Dystopian society in the Vertigo comic V for Vendetta. V is a man who has escaped imprisonment from the Larkhill resettlement concentration camp in England (the setting for the dystopia), after being experimented on by the Camp's scientists with the injection of Batch-5 serum. Batch-5 is a mixture of pituarin and pinearin, a potent and unpredictable mutagen. V is the only one who survived the experiment and it actually yielded some beneficial results. He has enhanced strength, enhanced reflexes and mental capacity. He wears a Guy Fawkes mask, and bases his actions on the events of the Gunpowder Plot, and the date November the Fifth (the date that it took place).
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-C physically, 8-C with explosives
Name: Real name unknown. V, Codename V, The Man in Room Five
Origin: V for Vendetta (Published by DC Comics)
Age: Unknown, at least in his mid 30s
Classification: Enhanced Human, Anarchistic Terrorist
Powers and Abilities: Peak Human Physical Characteristics, Stealth Mastery, Master Knife Wielder, Martial Arts, Pressure Points, Hacking, Expert in demolitions, Skilled in parkour, Smoke Manipulation via smoke bombs, Status Effect Inducement via tear gas, Poison Manipulation via several toxins, Master at disguises, Skilled stage magician, Genius Intelligence, Preparation, Social Influencing
Attack Potency: Street level (Capable of overpowering several trained guards at once. Punctured a hole in a man's chest with a finger), Building level with explosives (Brought down the Houses of Parliament and Lady Justice Statue)
Speed: Peak Human (Able to blitz trained guards)
Striking Strength: Street Class
Durability: Street level
Stamina: Very high
Range: Standard melee range normally, several meters with throwing knives
Standard Equipment: Double-edged knives, tear gas, smoke bombs, fake explosive hands, voice recorders, cyanide, poisoned syringes
Intelligence: A genius of chemistry, politics, philosophy, electronics, literature and psychology, among other fields, especially with tactical planning and pyrotechnics. A prep master.
Standard Tactics: Despite his extensive knowledge on martial arts, he will only engage in fights as a last resort. Most often, he uses smoke tricks, explosives, poisons and pressure points to do the job.
Weaknesses: Suffers from schizophrenia
Note: Despite being published by Vertigo comics, V for Vendetta is not canonically part of the wider DC universe.