'V Wars': Ian Somerhalder's Dr Luther Swann strays quite a bit from his character in the comics

In the comics, Luther preaches peace between the two factions and says that the war between the two is 'unwinnable'.


                             'V Wars': Ian Somerhalder's Dr Luther Swann strays quite a bit from his character in the comics
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The Netflix adaptation of the popular comics 'V Wars' by Jonathan Maberry is now streaming on Netflix.  The show follows the basic premise of the comics before departing from the original storylines and themes.

A pathogen has been released by melting polar ice-caps that turns people with a specific gene into vampires. This infection runs rampant, claiming several lives in the way. A war begins to brew between humans and vampires, as the government begins to talk about internment camps, as vampires are now believed to be terrorists.

Dr Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder) finds himself in a fix, as it is his best friend Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes) who had been infected first, and it was he, who had spread the disease. And so, Luther is given the ugly task at first, to figure out the gene determining vampirism so that people can be saved. In the show, Luther refers to them sympathetically as people who suffer from a 'disease' that can be cured.

He puts up a strong argument for them, says that they do not intend violence at all and that they are just suffering. Later, he tries to strike a deal with Michael, who becomes the leader of the underground vampires. Yet, he cannot bring himself to admit that they're a 'different species', which Michael wants.

The Luther from the show is quite drastically different from the comics. In the comics, Luther preaches peace between the two factions and says that the war between the two is 'unwinnable'. He says that the two warring sides can find a way to co-exist. He keeps sending out peace proposals in the hope that there will be a simple resolution between humans and vampires. The idea of the comics is to set aside differences and 'unite' as people and a country. 

'V Wars' began streaming on Netflix on December 5. 

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