The short story “Harrison Bergeron” and the movie “V for Vendetta” both look into the dystopian element of a grand show of defiance and what happens to not only those who dare to stand up for their ideas but also the impact on those left behind. V for Vendetta is set it the fascist regime in England. V, a man with an itch for revenge and a mask, completes terrorist attacks as he tries to stir the flame of revolution. When V hunts down the last piece of the corrupt government, he is mortally wounded. Staying true to his beliefs that “Beneath this mask...more than flesh...there is an idea...and ideas are bulletproof,” V passes along one last plan to his apprentice, ensuring the revolution will not die with him. One may die for their ideas but their death is not the end. They will become a martyr and “more than a man.” Harrison Bergeron needs more than himself and asks for the first “who dares rise” to “rule” with him. Even though both perish, their ideals will not. For if one man was “under-handicapped,” would it be possible that there are more? Dying for a revolution is more than just taking ones ideas to the grave. It is also the transfer of power, a symbol of new birth. Sometimes their death will impact more than their life ever did.