The loyal assistant of Eric Finch, Dominic Stone is a talented detective for the Nose who plays an invaluable role in tracking down V. Like Finch, Dominic seems to have misgivings about the morality of the Norsefire regime, though he’s less willing to discuss them than Finch is. After Finch leaves his post, Dominic rises to head the Nose, where he tries, with little success, to track down V. At the end of the novel, Eric Finch advises Dominic to “be his own leader,” but it’s not clear how Dominic will interpret this advice, or if he’ll obey it at all.
Dominic Stone Quotes in V for Vendetta
The V for Vendetta quotes below are all either spoken by Dominic Stone or refer to Dominic Stone. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vertigo edition of V for Vendetta published in 2005.).
Book 3, Chapter 10 Quotes
I’m following my own orders now. And getting out before everything blows. Perhaps you should, too. Goodbye, Dominic. Take care, lad.
Dominic Stone Character Timeline in V for Vendetta
The timeline below shows where the character Dominic Stone appears in V for Vendetta. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 3: Victims
Book 1, Chapter 8: The Valley
Book 2, Chapter 14: Vignettes
...3, 1998 at the Nose. Mr. Finch has returned from his vacation. He’s sitting with Dominic, discussing upcoming deadlines and duties he must attend to. He acknowledges that he hasn’t done... (full context)
Book 3, Prologue
...by Helen Heyer, who yells at her husband for abandoning her inside the building. Suddenly, Dominic runs to Conrad—he left the Ear seconds before it exploded: Mr. Etheridge is surely dead.... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 3: Various Valentines
...of cryptic letters that the club has received recently—letters similar, we recognize, to those that Dominic was just discussing. We then see a close-up of V, stacking dominoes on the floor. (full context)
...see the “grand significance” of V’s plan. As V talks to Evey, we cut to Dominic, still puzzling over the letters that have been circulating throughout the country. Suddenly, he seems... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 10: The Volcano