Welcome to the V-cyclopedia! This is a not-at-all comprehensive guide to all the science-fictiony gadgets seen on the show V. Most of what’s here was seen in Season One, and I plan to be updating this list as Season Two moves forward. And, if I’m missing anything, let me know!
Anna. The V queen. She’s as calculating as Deep Blue, she can lay tens of thousands of warrior eggs, she has a sharp tail for killing people, and she’s played by a Brazilian supermodel named Morena Baccarin. A lot of the time Anna just stands around looking hot and evil.
The needle bed. The V’s use this thing to perform all sorts of nefarious experiments on the humans in the Live Aboard program. Torture? Medical research? I have no idea but it doesn’t seem pleasant.
Gun shaped like a Wii-mote. Vaporizes you on contact. This thing is so badass the V’s don’t even use it on Earth because it would freak out the humans too much.
Those digger interrogator bugs. These critters enjoy exploring every inch inside a human body, so the V’s use them whenever they really need some information. They tortured Georgie Sutton with these back in season one.
Blue Energy. Hey, humans! Feeling…BLUE…about over-reliance on fossil fuels? Why not try Blue Energy? It’s unlimited, clean, free, and brought to you by your friends the V. Note: Anna plans to give humans enough Blue Energy to entirely revamp our infrastructure, and then take it away. Asshole.
Red Sky/Red Rain. Basically the Earth’s Atmosphere Plus Phosphorous, which rains phosphorous onto humanity so that our new, phosphorous-laden selves can breed with the V.
The V Mothership. This is where Anna mostly hangs out, separate from the twenty-nine hover ships that are stationed above the world’s major cities. Ever play Mass Effect? It looks exactly like the main space station from that. The ship is so huge the show’s writers can just keep adding sections to it whenever the plot needs it. Here’s a medical bay for torturing humans! Here’s a giant egg incubation chamber! Here’s a real cave!
Hoverships. These are used to transport people back and f0rth between Earth and the mothership. In one of its lower moments, the Fifth Column shot one down, thinking it was full of V soldiers, while it was actually full of dead human bodies. Anna planted them to make the Fifth Column look like terrorists, but I think the humans forgot about that not long after.
Jacket-Fiber Cameras. Every V jacket has a patch of these fibers on its chest, which is secretly a video camera the V’s use to monitor everyone. Tyler frequently had his jacket on back in Season One, so Erica could never openly warn him about the V’s nefarious activities.
Human skin molds. The V’s figured out a way to clone our skin using our DNA and mold it all over themselves. Apparently, works like normal skin. Comes in all races.
Space-wine glasses. They’re shaped differently than Earth-wine glasses!
Gravity control. Early on the V’s mentioned they could control gravity. Anna levitated some apples and this ability has never been mentioned since.
Universal healthcare. The V’s are so amazing they can instantly repair just about any human ailment, from a minor skin abrasion all the way up to cancer. They can also create those ailments, like they did when they tricked Chad Decker by telling him they were going to prevent an upcoming brain aneurysm, and then GAVE him an upcoming brain aneurysm. That was my favorite moment from the series.
Mind control. I’m not sure, but I think the V’s can do this. They seem like they would be able to do this.
Seeker balls. Floating scout balls that also shoot some sort of spikes in a 360 degree arc.
Crime scene recreation. This is my favorite of their technologies. Back when the Fifth Column blew up a V warehouse on Earth, the V’s decided to use the occasion to their advantage. So they digitally recreated the entire building, pre-explosion, and planted a guy’s fingerprints on the explosives to frame him. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, humans.
R-6. A nefarious chemical compound the V’s sneak it into the medicine they give humans at their healing centers. R-6 is used as a tracking device to hone in on persons of interest. The Fifth Column has developed an antidote, though.
Bliss. Anna’s version of a company-wide memo. To initiate Bliss she gets naked, enters a liquid chamber on the mothership, and instantly communicates with every V, anywhere. It’s also her primary means of keeping V’s loyal to her, as she always says the same reassuring, brainwashing message whenever she uses it. Loyal Vs cannot resist Bliss, but rebellious V’s can.
This isn’t Morris Chestnut in whiteface. It’s Morris Chestnut being inundated with Bliss.
Suicide pills. Every V who goes undercover in human society carries one of these in case he or she is ever caught. Swallowing this pill means instantly turning to dust.
The talk-ball communication device. An outdated comm system shaped like a shooter marble, this is how the Fifth Column communicates with dissidents on the mothership, like Joshua. You hold it in your hand and just talk out loud, and you can have a conversation.
Super soldiers. Like a normal V, except even more dangerous. You could probably put one super soldier up against a whole platoon of Navy SEALs and the Super Soldier would win. They are born from Anna’s eggs, and she would have unleashed 10,000 of them on Earth had Erica not blown the eggs up first. Now there are only six, but that’s probably still enough to do the job.
Teleporter. Used for inter-ship transport. It’s kinda Stargate.
Skin Spray. In case you were wondering just how the V’s get the human skin onto their bodies, here you go. They use a spray can.
Memory Chamber. The V’s knew they would probably be in a situation some day where a guy would betray the cause, then would be killed, then brought back to life, and he wouldn’t be able to access any memories, but his memories are would be very important for figuring out who else has betrayed the cause. Really anybody with half a brain would think to prepare for that. And so they invented the Memory Chamber.
Not Just any Necklace. Diana, (aka the Queen Mum), was the only V to discover the key to human emotion: the human soul. Which is basically the same thing as classical music. I know this because…she made a necklace that plays classical music. That way she can be reminded of the human soul. So inventive!
More coming soon!