Lewis Prothero is a minor antagonist that appears in the comic series V for Vendetta created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, as well as appearing as the secondary antagonist of the 2005 film adaptation of the same name directed by James McTeigue.
He was the commander of the Larkhill Resettlement Camp and later becoming "The Voice of Fate", the government radio broadcaster who daily transmits "information" to the public. Prothero was kidnapped by the terrorist V, who was a former prisoner of Larkhill.
Prothero was taken to a mock recreation of the Larkhill Resettlement Camp in which he was irreparably driven insane after by a combination of an overdose of Batch 5 drugs and the shock of seeing his prized doll collection incinerated before his eyes.
Prothero was later found in a perpetual catatonic state by The Finger.
After an impressive military career with numerous Middle-East missions, he founded a pharmaceutical company and joined the fascist Norsefire-Party around fanatical politician Adam Sutler. He was one of the supporters of the conspiracy that cost the lives of about a hundred thousand innocent people, caused by a bio-engineered plague he helped to develop during his days as commander of the Larkhill Resettlement Camp.
Shortly after Sutler was elected High-Chancellor Prothero's pharmaceutical company provided the desperately needed cure for the mysterious virus. As a "hero and patriot" he was rewarded with immense wealth and an own TV-show called "The Voice of London" and became the lead telecaster of the British Television Network (BTN).
Over the years he developed a massive narcissistic personality disorder. Every part of his luxury-apartment was covered with mirrors, so he always could admire and worship himself at any moment, even in the bathroom.
Lewis Prothero was finally killed with poison by V.
Strength through unity – unity through faith!!! I'm a God-fearing Englishman and I am god-damn proud of it!
~ One of Prothero's favorite lines.
There will be no negotiation, Roger. When I arrive in the morning, the Paddy will be gone. I'm looking at the tape right now, and he has no idea how to light me. My nose looks like Big fucking Ben! Listen to me, you bleeding sod. England prevails because I say it does! And so does every lazy cunt on this show, and that includes you! Find another DOP, or find yourself another job!
~ Prothero's phone call with his "superior" Roger Dascombe.
Lewis Prothero as Commander of the Larkhill Resettlement Camp.