Writer, Alan Moore and illustrator, David Lloyd joined forces to create "V for Vendetta", a graphic novel painting the U.K. as a post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by a corrupt government. The hero "V" is the force for change.
V takes on the persona of famous failed revolutionary Guy Fawkes through his mask. However, this time V succeeds in taking down the tyrannical government. By adopting the mask, V becomes the revolutionary symbol, prompting society to question its policymakers.
And that's exactly what the mask has done. Not only in written form, but in today's society.
The "Project Chanology" protests against the Church of Scientology in 2008 were seen as one of the turning points that brought hacktivist group, Anonymous, and the mask to people's attention.
Since then, the image of Guy Fawkes has become a key symbol for protests across the globe.