There's a mysterious recurring code in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' - here's what it means
Warning: Spoilers ahead for "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books and Netflix show.There are three recurring letters that careful viewers will notice in Netflix's show "A Series of Unfortunate Events": V, F, and D.
"All that my associates and I have been able to learn is that neither the official fire department, nor the Volunteer Fire Department, arrived in time to stop the blaze," Snicket says.And it comes up elsewhere as various characters say phrases like "Very Frightening Decisions," "Vigorously Fixed Destination," "Very Fitting Definition," "Very Fresh Dill," and "Very Fancy Door."
The organization's precise mission is never made clear, but it basically involves doing good in the world. "VFD" stands for many things, but their main name is "Volunteer Fire Department," indicating that they put out fires - literal and metaphorical - of their own volition.
For most of the organization's existence, the members were required to get a tattoo of an eye on their left ankles. It's that same tattoo that the Baudelaires first notice on Count Olaf.
But what does it mean? On one level, it's just an eye. But if you look closely at the design, you'll see a set of familiar letters.
"The difference between the two sides of the schism," Klaus explains in "The Grim Grotto" book, "is that one side puts out fires, and the other starts them."Further confusing things is that each side of the schism continued to use the same secret codes and disguise kits.
It's part of the challenge, and fun, of the series. Sometimes the villains are obvious, and at other times the Baudelaire orphans don't know who to trust."A Series of Unfortunate Events" is currently streaming on Netflix.
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