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Updated on September 11, 2013

Anonymous Mask Is Guy Fawkes Mask

People that present themselves as Anonymous or as their supporters are usually wearing an anonymous mask. They are of course not the only ones. Lots of groups and individuals that protest against the establishment and against politicians, banks and other financial institutions use this mask as their own. This mask was made popular by the comic book and film titled V for Vendetta. But where does this mask really come from?

Guy Fawkes

The "Anonymous mask" is actually a mask that represents the face of a man called Guy Fawkes. Guy Fawkes was the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot - this plot was an attempt to blow up the English Palace of Westminster in London in 1605 (which by the way failed). With this plot Guy Fawkes and his stylized face became a symbol of resistance against the politicians, power & corruption.

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V For Vendetta

The mask as we know it today comes from the 1982 comic book titled "V for Vendetta". This comic book was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd. While they were brainstorming for ideas on how to present the main character in the comic Lloyd came up with this idea:

"Why don't we portray him as a resurrected Guy Fawkes, complete with one of those papier-mâché masks, in a cape and a conical hat? He'd look really bizarre and it would give Guy Fawkes the image he's deserved all these years. We shouldn't burn the chap every Nov. 5th but celebrate his attempt to blow up Parliament!"

This is how the Guy Fawkes / Anonymous mask was born.

Apart from giving the face to the masked man called "V" the "V for Vendetta" book/film is not a recreation of the Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder plot story. The plot of the movie goes something like this: "A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses guerrilla tactics to fight against his terrorist, totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally."

Official Guy Fawkes Hat - Mask - Wig combo

V For Vendetta Official Deluxe Hat, Mask, Wig Combo-Officially Licensed
V For Vendetta Official Deluxe Hat, Mask, Wig Combo-Officially Licensed

If you want to wear more and not just the mask, if you want the whole Guy Fawkes costume then this combo is a great place to start.


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ACTA Protests With Anonymous Masks

Anonymous masks are so widespread that even politicians in European parliament wore stylized anonymous masks as a sign of protest against the ACTA agreement.


More about gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605

A group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby attempted to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England's Parliament on 5 November 1605. There were many members of the plot but Guy Fawkes was the only one with military experience so he was in charge of the explosives. But the plot was revealed before the could go through with it and Fawkes was arrested in London on the night before the plot together with 36 barrels of gunpowder. Other members of the plot including Robert Catesby fled London but were mostly shot and killed in pursuit. Eight members were captured alive and were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

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    • tedwritesstuff24 profile image

      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      @Usemybee: Lol.. I admire your belief in democracy... Let's ask Edward Snowden.

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      irminia 4 years ago

      Any innitiave for the public good is very precious.

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      Usemybee 4 years ago

      In democratic countries, masks are not necessary.

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      ian-timings 5 years ago

      I'm inspired! About time someone addressed the balance of power :0)

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      oussama009 5 years ago

      They Are right

      We are one.

      we are anonymous

      EXPECT US!

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      laptop89 5 years ago

      Good and informative lens, thanks for sharing!

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      annonymous1000 5 years ago

      We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting and informative lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      support it!

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      partyoasis 5 years ago

      Very interesting lense. I Never knew how the Guy Fawkes / Anonymous mask was born. I like the use of it.

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      Can somebody do a lens on how to make your own mask. Oh, and V for Vendetta birthday party ideas. That would be good. Are we (the UK) the only country that has a special day to celebrate a terrorist and enemy of the state, and it's all just fun for the kids really? We are weird.

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      domjohnson lm 5 years ago

      If a face like that it would be a bummer if he didn't have a mask modeled on him.

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      bigmike001 5 years ago

      We are anonymous

      We are Legion

      We do not forgive

      We do not forget

      Expect us.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm going to make my own mask today! lol Blessed!

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      sajttim 6 years ago

      Great mask ;)

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      Kl3mn 6 years ago

      @Close2Art LM: Thanks!

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      cool didn't know the history behind the mask, Blessed!

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      arperinos 6 years ago

      Great lens ! Thank you for sharing !

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      Liberty Prime 6 years ago

      @spacetime: I think he accidentally the mask.

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      Liberty Prime 6 years ago


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      zupi 6 years ago

      Great mask...

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      V For Vendetta is a great movie. And this mask is fantastic.

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      spacetime 6 years ago

      @Ribolov LM: You won't but that mask or you want one ?

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      Ribolov LM 6 years ago

      I wont that mask! :)