Helen Heyer is the strong, intelligent, and manipulative wife of Conrad Heyer. In the latter half of V for Vendetta, she masterminds an elaborate plan to depose the Leader of England, Adam Susan, and murder his likely successor, Peter Creedy, leaving her husband the unquestioned Leader of the country. It’s amusing that Helen works so hard to put her own husband (a weak, foolish man) in power—one would think that she’d prefer to be the Leader herself. This suggests the extreme sexism of English society under Norsefire: no woman would ever be allowed to lead the country. In the end, Helen’s sexual liaisons with Alistair Harper backfire—V shows video footage of her adultery to Conrad Heyer, Conrad takes revenge on Harper, and Helen’s plans for a coup crumble apart overnight.
Helen Heyer Quotes in V for Vendetta
The V for Vendetta quotes below are all either spoken by Helen Heyer or refer to Helen Heyer. 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.).
Helen Heyer Character Timeline in V for Vendetta
The timeline below shows where the character Helen Heyer appears in V for Vendetta. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 6: The Vision
...car, accompanied by his wife, Rosemary Almond. Two friends, Conrad Heyer (from the Eye) and Helen Heyer, Conrad’s wife, greet the Almonds and ask if Derek has any information about the... (full context)
Book 3, Prologue
...headquarters—burst into flames. Outside the Eye, Conrad Heyer rushes away from the flames, followed by Helen Heyer, who yells at her husband for abandoning her inside the building. Suddenly, Dominic runs... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 3: Various Valentines
Book 3, Chapter 6: Vectors
Book 3, Chapter 10: The Volcano