Mister X combats the Girl who was Death. She is a trained killer, while Mister X is a born survivor. Mister X is called Mister X because either no-one knows his name, or his anonymity must be preserved. The man behind the big door in ‘A B and C’ once said that anonymity is the best form of disguise, and is often the way with important people. So is Mister X an important person?
Indeed the Prisoner can be regarded as Mister X all through
his ordeal in The Village, and although for official purposes Mister X is given
a number, he has no name. He may use false names, such as Peter Smith, Schmitt,
Duval, he still maintains his anonymity. Even his fiancée Janet Portland didn’t
use his name, not even in a tender moment between them.
There was even a Mister X behind The Village, who also
maintained his anonymity right up until his mask of disguise was removed by the
former Number 6. Mister X being the one and the same person, who would have
thought that? It had to be I suppose, after all no-one was as important
as Patrick McGoohan. After all he was the boss!
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