Alistair Harper is a young, ambitious London gangster who plays a major role in three separate storylines of V for Vendetta. First, he is responsible for murdering Gordon, thereby triggering Evey’s attempt at revenge, and thus her imprisonment. Second, Harper is responsible for selling Rosemary Almond the gun that she uses to assassinate the Leader. Finally, Harper joins forces with Helen Heyer and plots to stage a military coup that will leave Helen’s husband, Conrad Heyer, the new Leader of England. Harper seems totally amoral, and has no qualms about betraying his friends and allies.
The timeline below shows where the character Alistair “Ally” Harper appears in V for Vendetta. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 2, Chapter 14: Vignettes
Book 3, Chapter 1: Vox Populi
Book 3, Chapter 3: Various Valentines
Book 3, Chapter 6: Vectors
...cameras haven’t been working lately. We see that the man she’s talking to is Alistair Harper. Helen explains to Harper that she’s carefully maneuvered Conrad, her husband, to the point where... (full context)