History Characters / FromRussiaWithLove

24th Jan '16 12:22:59 PM k410ren
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* WeHaveReserves: Likes to use "live targets" for training. Just as the faux James Bond in the opening sequence.

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* WeHaveReserves: Likes to use "live targets" for training. Just as ask the faux James Bond in the opening sequence.


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!'''Krilencu'''
->Played by: Fred Haggerty

A Bulgarian who is employed by the Russians in Istanbul.

* ArchEnemy: to Kerim Bey.
* AxCrazy: Kerim mentions he kills for pleasure.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Kerim snipes him in the back and he falls 30 feet to the pavement below.
* EveryoneHasStandards: His employers, judging by the conversation Bond and Kerim see in the embassy, are not happy with him for trying to blow up Kerim.
* MadBomber: Tries to blow up Kerim's office after Grant kills a Russian driver and blames it on the British.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Kills a guard at the gypsy camp by throwing a knife into his chest.
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15th Jan '16 3:28:15 PM erforce
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: A possible TropeCodifier. This leads to several similar characters in the series, such as [[YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[ForYourEyesOnly Eric Kriegler]], [[TheLivingDaylights Necros]], and [[TomorrowNeverDies Stamper]].

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: A possible TropeCodifier. This leads to several similar characters in the series, such as [[YouOnlyLiveTwice [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[ForYourEyesOnly [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Eric Kriegler]], [[TheLivingDaylights [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Necros]], and [[TomorrowNeverDies [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Stamper]].
5th Jan '16 4:09:43 PM 43110
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* TheManBehindTheMan: See BiggerBad.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Has limited screentime, see BiggerBad.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: See BiggerBad.
Blofeld orders Klebb to have Bond killed and has a much greater sway on the criminal world but is content to remain in the background while she does the work.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Has limited screentime, see BiggerBad. in true GreaterScopeVillain fashion, he is an ominous, far off threat who only appears to occasionally order subordinates or hand out punishments.
5th Jan '16 4:07:03 PM 43110
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** DragonInChief

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** * DragonInChief



** DragonInChief: He's just as smart as Klebb and is a match for Bond in combat; Klebb doesn't do much other than recruit Grant and Tania, film Bond and Tania and attempt to take the Lektor herself at the end of the film, getting owned by a chair-wielding Bond in the process before Tania shoots her. After he was killed with about 20 minutes left in the film, the only obstacle left was the helicopter {{Mooks}}, while the boats were called in last-minute.

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** * DragonInChief: He's just as smart as Klebb and is a match for Bond in combat; Klebb doesn't do much other than recruit Grant and Tania, film Bond and Tania and attempt to take the Lektor herself at the end of the film, getting owned by a chair-wielding Bond in the process before Tania shoots her. After he was killed with about 20 minutes left in the film, the only obstacle left was the helicopter {{Mooks}}, while the boats were called in last-minute.



* DragonInChief[=/=]TheHeavy: Blofeld is in charge, but Klebb's the anatagonist who drives the plot.
4th Jan '16 1:59:22 PM DeCarta
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Still gregariously refers to Bond as "old man" after outing himself as an agent of SPECTRE.



* DragonInChief/TheHeavy: Blofeld is in charge, but Klebb's the anatagonist who drives the plot.

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* DragonInChief/TheHeavy: DragonInChief[=/=]TheHeavy: Blofeld is in charge, but Klebb's the anatagonist who drives the plot.



* RoomDisservice / JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Her last gambit to kill Bond and steal the McGuffin is to disguise herself as a hotel maid.

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* RoomDisservice / JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: RoomDisservice[=/=]JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Her last gambit to kill Bond and steal the McGuffin is to disguise herself as a hotel maid.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Although he's blatantly trying to throw Klebb under the bus, Kronsteen isn't wrong when he suggests that it was the failure of Klebb's man Grant that led to the EvilPlan failing (of course, neither he nor Klebb or even Blofeld were aware of this).
* NeverMyFault: Denies any responsibility in the failure of the plot to kill Bond and obtain the Lektor. In Kronsteen's defense, it was actually Grant's fault, but all any of them knew was that Grant had been killed while Bond escaped, so the trope still applies to an extent.




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* YouHaveFailedMe: Blofeld has him killed when his plan to assassinate Bond and obtain the Lektor fails.



* BigBad
** BiggerBad: Klebb and Kronsteen are the two antagonists most directly involved in the plot, nevertheless Blofeld oversees and has greater authority.
* TheChessmaster: See BiggerBad.
* DissonantSerenity: After Kronsteen's been killed by the poisoned blade he (Blofeld) simply quietly comments that "one of these days we have to invent a faster working venom."

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* BigBad
** BiggerBad: Klebb
BigBad: Technically, of Sean Connery's (and George Lazenby's) entire tenure as Bond. In this film, he's the head of SPECTRE and Kronsteen are the two antagonists most directly involved in the plot, nevertheless Blofeld oversees direct superior to [[TheHeavy Klebb]], [[TheDragon Grant]], and has greater authority.
[[EvilGenius Kronsteen]].
* TheChessmaster: See BiggerBad."GreaterScopeVillain".
* DissonantSerenity: After Kronsteen's been killed by the poisoned blade he (Blofeld) blade, Blofeld simply quietly comments that "one of these days we have to invent a faster working venom."



* EvilSoundsDeep: Blofeld speaks in a deep, rich baritone that shows off his intelligence and villainy.



* KarmaHoudini: His first appearance,

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He's polite and calm with his subordinates, but, as Kronsteen's execution demonstrates, he has very little regard for their lives and has no tolerance for mistakes. He reacts to Kronsteen's death with the same soft tone he's been using for the entire movie, remarking that they should really invent a faster-acting venom.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Klebb and Kronsteen are the two antagonists most directly involved in the plot, nevertheless Blofeld oversees and has greater authority.
* KarmaHoudini: His first appearance, In this film, Bond never encounters Blofeld, and, as such, the villain is neither harmed nor brought to justice.



* NonActionBigBad: See BiggerBad.

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* NonActionBigBad: See BiggerBad.Here, Blofeld avoids direct involvement in the field, while his agents carry out his plans.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Runs the training facility for [[SPECTRE]] {{Mooks}}.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Runs the training facility for [[SPECTRE]] SPECTRE {{Mooks}}.



* WeHaveReserves: Likes to use "live targets" for training. Just as the faux James Bond in the opening sequence

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* WeHaveReserves: Likes to use "live targets" for training. Just as the faux James Bond in the opening sequence
sequence.
13th Dec '15 12:35:22 PM erforce
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!'''Ali Karim Bey'''
[[quoteright:316:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kerim_Bey_by_Pedro_Armendariz_2689.jpg]]
->Played by: '''Pedro Armendáriz'''

A former circus strongman, he is [=MI6=]'s head of Station T in Istanbul. He is a wise, good natured man whom Bond immediately takes a liking to.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Calling Kerim's character in the book a "bad guy" is probably a stretch, but the film still omits most of his less savory character traits, most infamously his cheery endorsement of the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization.
* AdaptationNameChange: His given name was changed from "Darko" to "Ali" in the film, possibly because the context of "Darko" ([[UnfortunateName it's exactly]] [[DarkIsEvil what you]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast think it is]]) would be uncomfortable even for 1963.
* AbusiveParents: We get to learn his rather twisted backstory in the book. His father was a brutish man who stole other men's wives and thrashed his kids for discipline. Nevertheless his community respected him (as does Kerim in an odd way) due to being a poor village that prized strength.
* BadassMustache: A badass with a moustache.
* CoolOldGuy: A cool guy, and Armendáriz's age was showing.
* FamilyBusiness: Most of his employees are his sons (and he has a lot).
* TheHedonist: One gets the distinct impression that if the government were to pay him to wallow in wine and women all day, he'd jump at the chance. As it stands, though, he's very good at what he does.
* ThePatriarch: Exclusively employs family members, reasoning they're the only people you can trust in the spying business. This, of course, has the side effect of him being at least as promiscuous as Bond is.
* {{Pornstache}}: Look at the picture.
* ReallyGetsAround: Probably the only Bond character who gets more than Bond. This is a matter of necessity, as a large family means a lot of underlings who are guarenteed to be loyal to him.
-->'''Kerim:''' [''about to sleep with his mistress''] Back to the salt mines...
* SacrificialLion: Killed by Grant on the Orient Express.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Even though his arm is injured he insists on pulling the trigger on Bond's sniper rifle to kill his old enemy, the Bulgarian agent Krilencu.
* UnscrupulousHero: He's sexist, hedonistic, and willing to do all sorts of dubiously-moral deeds, but is also the most loyal and competent intelligence agent in Turkey. Bond would later encounter similar "bad good guy" characters such as [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Marc-Ange Draco]] and [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Tiger Tanaka]].

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!'''Ali Karim Bey'''
[[quoteright:316:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kerim_Bey_by_Pedro_Armendariz_2689.jpg]]
->Played by: '''Pedro Armendáriz'''

A former circus strongman, he is [=MI6=]'s head of Station T in Istanbul. He is a wise, good natured man whom Bond immediately takes a liking to.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Calling Kerim's character in the book a "bad guy" is probably a stretch, but the film still omits most of his less savory character traits, most infamously his cheery endorsement of the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization.
* AdaptationNameChange: His given name was changed from "Darko" to "Ali" in the film, possibly because the context of "Darko" ([[UnfortunateName it's exactly]] [[DarkIsEvil what you]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast think it is]]) would be uncomfortable even for 1963.
* AbusiveParents: We get to learn his rather twisted backstory in the book. His father was a brutish man who stole other men's wives and thrashed his kids for discipline. Nevertheless his community respected him (as does Kerim in an odd way) due to being a poor village that prized strength.
* BadassMustache: A badass with a moustache.
* CoolOldGuy: A cool guy, and Armendáriz's age was showing.
* FamilyBusiness: Most of his employees are his sons (and he has a lot).
* TheHedonist: One gets the distinct impression that if the government were to pay him to wallow in wine and women all day, he'd jump at the chance. As it stands, though, he's very good at what he does.
* ThePatriarch: Exclusively employs family members, reasoning they're the only people you can trust in the spying business. This, of course, has the side effect of him being at least as promiscuous as Bond is.
* {{Pornstache}}: Look at the picture.
* ReallyGetsAround: Probably the only Bond character who gets more than Bond. This is a matter of necessity, as a large family means a lot of underlings who are guarenteed to be loyal to him.
-->'''Kerim:''' [''about to sleep with his mistress''] Back to the salt mines...
* SacrificialLion: Killed by Grant on the Orient Express.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Even though his arm is injured he insists on pulling the trigger on Bond's sniper rifle to kill his old enemy, the Bulgarian agent Krilencu.
* UnscrupulousHero: He's sexist, hedonistic, and willing to do all sorts of dubiously-moral deeds, but is also the most loyal and competent intelligence agent in Turkey. Bond would later encounter similar "bad good guy" characters such as [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Marc-Ange Draco]] and [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Tiger Tanaka]].

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[[folder:The Novel]]



!'''Tatiana "Tanya" Romanova'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/danielabianchi_6255.png]]
->Played by: '''Daniela Bianchi'''

A corporal in Soviet Army Intelligence, assigned to work in the Soviet Embassy in Istanbul as a cipher clerk. Because of her beauty, Rosa Klebb assigns her the mission of seducing Bond and having him take her to England to deliver a LEKTOR code machine.

* AdaptationDyeJob: She's a brunette in the book.
* AffectionateNickname: Her friends call her "Tanya".
* FakeDefector: This is what she believed her mission was, but turns out that she's a pawn on SPECTRE'S bigger plan, as seen in UnwittingPawn.
* GirlOfTheWeek: The Bond Girl for this film.
* MsFanservice: Most of her screentime has her in nighties.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Genuinely pleasant and friendly.
* ReadyForLovemaking: Her intro to Bond (which was used to audition the Bond Girls by the producers).
* SameLanguageDub: Her English was fine, but Bianchi's thick Italian accent wasn't.
* SensualSlavs: A sensual Russian woman stationed in Istanbul.
* SexFaceTurn: Bond rogered her and she couldn't resist his charms.
* SexySecretary: Sexy ''cipher clerk''.
* ShesGotLegs:
-->'''Bond:''' [''checking her out via the periscope''] Well from this angle, things are shaping up nicely.
* StockingFiller: She wears black silk stockings (as per the original scene in the novel) as part of her outfit to seduce Bond. They're only very briefly seen in the movie as released, but there are a number of photos of Daniela Bianchi (as Tatiana) wearing these stockings in the screen-test version of the scene, notably when Bond pulls the bedsheet off Tatiana to reveal her stockinged legs.
* TropeCodifier: Her bedroom encounter with James is used to screen-test future Bonds and Bond Girls.
* UnwittingPawn: She carries out the mission given to her by Rosa Klebb thinking that Klebb's still from the Soviet government, without realizing that Klebb has long ago defected to SPECTRE and that she ordered Red Grant to kill her and Bond and then make it look like it was a murder-suicide.

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!'''Tatiana "Tanya" Romanova'''
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!'''General Nicholai Sergenovich Grubozaboyschikov (G)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/danielabianchi_6255.png]]
->Played by: '''Daniela Bianchi'''

A corporal in
org/pmwiki/pub/images/954775_10151614874828106_511440654_n.jpg]]

The only major character to be exclusive to the book, "G" is the Director of SMERSH who is feared by every agent of
Soviet Army Intelligence. He is also Klebb and Grant's superior in the novel and charges them to both eliminate and humiliate James Bond for his past foilings of SMERSH plots.

* AdaptedOut: He is replaced by Blofeld in the film.
* BaldOfEvil: His head is as shiny as a bleached skull, making his appear even more terrifying.
* BigOlEyebrows: Sports a pair, which also adds to the intimidation factor.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: He and his fellow intelligence big shots brainstorm a lot of creative deaths for Bond, before ultimately deciding on assassinating him and framing him for a sex scandal.
* DanBrowned: Fleming's introduction insists he was a real person and really ran SMERSH at the time the novel was set. In fact, the real SMERSH never lasted beyond UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and G never existed.
* TheDragon: He is mentioned to be the personal attack dog of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Serov General Ivan Serov]], the ultimate head of Soviet
Intelligence, assigned who, unlike G, really did exist.
** DragonInChief
* TheDreaded: The heads of all the other branches of Soviet Intelligence - KGB, GRU, and RUMID - fear Grubozaboyschikov, He is well aware of this and watches all the others for signs of weakness when they have meetings, which he then in turn snitches on
to work Serov.
* EvilCounterpart: To M, being a spy chief with a single letter for a codename.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is Klebb and Grant's commander, but otherwise has no part
in their plot. In turn, Ivan Serov would be the GreaterScopeVillain to him, and Nikita Khrushchev to ''him''.
* OverlyLongName: No wonder he goes by "G."
* TheSpymaster: One of four
the Soviet Embassy in Istanbul as a cipher clerk. Because of her beauty, Rosa Klebb assigns her Union has, and the mission of seducing most dangerous by far.
* TheUnfought:
Bond and having him take her to England to deliver a LEKTOR code machine.

* AdaptationDyeJob: She's a brunette in the book.
* AffectionateNickname: Her friends call her "Tanya".
* FakeDefector: This is what she believed her mission was, but turns out that she's a pawn on SPECTRE'S bigger plan, as seen in UnwittingPawn.
* GirlOfTheWeek: The Bond Girl for this film.
* MsFanservice: Most of her screentime has her in nighties.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Genuinely pleasant and friendly.
* ReadyForLovemaking: Her intro to Bond (which was used to audition the Bond Girls by the producers).
* SameLanguageDub: Her English was fine, but Bianchi's thick Italian accent wasn't.
* SensualSlavs: A sensual Russian woman stationed in Istanbul.
* SexFaceTurn: Bond rogered her and she couldn't resist his charms.
* SexySecretary: Sexy ''cipher clerk''.
* ShesGotLegs:
-->'''Bond:''' [''checking her out via the periscope''] Well from this angle, things are shaping up nicely.
* StockingFiller: She wears black silk stockings (as per the original scene in the novel) as part of her outfit to seduce Bond. They're
only very briefly seen in climbs the movie SortingAlgorithmOfEvil as released, but there are a number far as Klebb; he never meets G.
* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for chapters four through six.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He keeps watch to see if any
of photos of Daniela Bianchi (as Tatiana) the other intelligence branch heads' usefulness may be wearing these stockings in the screen-test version of the scene, notably when Bond pulls the bedsheet off Tatiana to reveal her stockinged legs.
* TropeCodifier: Her bedroom encounter with James is used to screen-test future Bonds and Bond Girls.
* UnwittingPawn: She carries out the mission given to her by Rosa Klebb thinking that Klebb's still from the Soviet government, without realizing that Klebb has long ago defected to SPECTRE and that she ordered Red Grant to kill her and Bond and then make it look like it was a murder-suicide.
thin.



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[[folder:The Film]]
!'''Ali Karim Bey'''
[[quoteright:316:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kerim_Bey_by_Pedro_Armendariz_2689.jpg]]
->Played by: '''Pedro Armendáriz'''

A former circus strongman, he is [=MI6=]'s head of Station T in Istanbul. He is a wise, good natured man whom Bond immediately takes a liking to.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Calling Kerim's character in the book a "bad guy" is probably a stretch, but the film still omits most of his less savory character traits, most infamously his cheery endorsement of the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization.
* AdaptationNameChange: His given name was changed from "Darko" to "Ali" in the film, possibly because the context of "Darko" ([[UnfortunateName it's exactly]] [[DarkIsEvil what you]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast think it is]]) would be uncomfortable even for 1963.
* AbusiveParents: We get to learn his rather twisted backstory in the book. His father was a brutish man who stole other men's wives and thrashed his kids for discipline. Nevertheless his community respected him (as does Kerim in an odd way) due to being a poor village that prized strength.
* BadassMustache: A badass with a moustache.
* CoolOldGuy: A cool guy, and Armendáriz's age was showing.
* FamilyBusiness: Most of his employees are his sons (and he has a lot).
* TheHedonist: One gets the distinct impression that if the government were to pay him to wallow in wine and women all day, he'd jump at the chance. As it stands, though, he's very good at what he does.
* ThePatriarch: Exclusively employs family members, reasoning they're the only people you can trust in the spying business. This, of course, has the side effect of him being at least as promiscuous as Bond is.
* {{Pornstache}}: Look at the picture.
* ReallyGetsAround: Probably the only Bond character who gets more than Bond. This is a matter of necessity, as a large family means a lot of underlings who are guarenteed to be loyal to him.
-->'''Kerim:''' [''about to sleep with his mistress''] Back to the salt mines...
* SacrificialLion: Killed by Grant on the Orient Express.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Even though his arm is injured he insists on pulling the trigger on Bond's sniper rifle to kill his old enemy, the Bulgarian agent Krilencu.
* UnscrupulousHero: He's sexist, hedonistic, and willing to do all sorts of dubiously-moral deeds, but is also the most loyal and competent intelligence agent in Turkey. Bond would later encounter similar "bad good guy" characters such as [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Marc-Ange Draco]] and [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Tiger Tanaka]].

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!'''Tatiana "Tanya" Romanova'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/danielabianchi_6255.png]]
->Played by: '''Daniela Bianchi'''

A corporal in Soviet Army Intelligence, assigned to work in the Soviet Embassy in Istanbul as a cipher clerk. Because of her beauty, Rosa Klebb assigns her the mission of seducing Bond and having him take her to England to deliver a LEKTOR code machine.

* AdaptationDyeJob: She's a brunette in the book.
* AffectionateNickname: Her friends call her "Tanya".
* FakeDefector: This is what she believed her mission was, but turns out that she's a pawn on SPECTRE'S bigger plan, as seen in UnwittingPawn.
* GirlOfTheWeek: The Bond Girl for this film.
* MsFanservice: Most of her screentime has her in nighties.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Genuinely pleasant and friendly.
* ReadyForLovemaking: Her intro to Bond (which was used to audition the Bond Girls by the producers).
* SameLanguageDub: Her English was fine, but Bianchi's thick Italian accent wasn't.
* SensualSlavs: A sensual Russian woman stationed in Istanbul.
* SexFaceTurn: Bond rogered her and she couldn't resist his charms.
* SexySecretary: Sexy ''cipher clerk''.
* ShesGotLegs:
-->'''Bond:''' [''checking her out via the periscope''] Well from this angle, things are shaping up nicely.
* StockingFiller: She wears black silk stockings (as per the original scene in the novel) as part of her outfit to seduce Bond. They're only very briefly seen in the movie as released, but there are a number of photos of Daniela Bianchi (as Tatiana) wearing these stockings in the screen-test version of the scene, notably when Bond pulls the bedsheet off Tatiana to reveal her stockinged legs.
* TropeCodifier: Her bedroom encounter with James is used to screen-test future Bonds and Bond Girls.
* UnwittingPawn: She carries out the mission given to her by Rosa Klebb thinking that Klebb's still from the Soviet government, without realizing that Klebb has long ago defected to SPECTRE and that she ordered Red Grant to kill her and Bond and then make it look like it was a murder-suicide.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Runs the traning facility for [[SPECTRE]] {{Mooks}}.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Runs the traning training facility for [[SPECTRE]] {{Mooks}}.



* YouLookFamiliar: Walter Gotell went on to play KGB chief General Gogol in the Moore era.


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* YouLookFamiliar: Walter Gotell went on to play KGB chief General Gogol in the Moore era.




!'''General Nicholai Sergenovich Grubozaboyschikov (G)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/954775_10151614874828106_511440654_n.jpg]]

The only major character to be exclusive to the book, "G" is the Director of SMERSH who is feared by every agent of Soviet Intelligence. He is also Klebb and Grant's superior in the novel and charges them to both eliminate and humiliate James Bond for his past foilings of SMERSH plots.

* AdaptedOut: He is replaced by Blofeld in the film.
* BaldOfEvil: His head is as shiny as a bleached skull, making his appear even more terrifying.
* BigOlEyebrows: Sports a pair, which also adds to the intimidation factor.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: He and his fellow intelligence big shots brainstorm a lot of creative deaths for Bond, before ultimately deciding on assassinating him and framing him for a sex scandal.
* DanBrowned: Fleming's introduction insists he was a real person and really ran SMERSH at the time the novel was set. In fact, the real SMERSH never lasted beyond UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and G never existed.
* TheDragon: He is mentioned to be the personal attack dog of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Serov General Ivan Serov]], the ultimate head of Soviet Intelligence, who, unlike G, really did exist.
** DragonInChief
* TheDreaded: The heads of all the other branches of Soviet Intelligence - KGB, GRU, and RUMID - fear Grubozaboyschikov, He is well aware of this and watches all the others for signs of weakness when they have meetings, which he then in turn snitches on to Serov.
* EvilCounterpart: To M, being a spy chief with a single letter for a codename.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is Klebb and Grant's commander, but otherwise has no part in their plot. In turn, Ivan Serov would be the GreaterScopeVillain to him, and Nikita Khrushchev to ''him''.
* OverlyLongName: No wonder he goes by "G."
* TheSpymaster: One of four the Soviet Union has, and the most dangerous by far.
* TheUnfought: Bond only climbs the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil as far as Klebb; he never meets G.
* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for chapters four through six.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He keeps watch to see if any of the other intelligence branch heads' usefulness may be wearing thin.

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!'''General Nicholai Sergenovich Grubozaboyschikov (G)'''
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/954775_10151614874828106_511440654_n.jpg]]

The only major character to be exclusive to the book, "G" is the Director of SMERSH who is feared by every agent of Soviet Intelligence. He is also Klebb and Grant's superior in the novel and charges them to both eliminate and humiliate James Bond for his past foilings of SMERSH plots.

* AdaptedOut: He is replaced by Blofeld in the film.
* BaldOfEvil: His head is as shiny as a bleached skull, making his appear even more terrifying.
* BigOlEyebrows: Sports a pair, which also adds to the intimidation factor.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: He and his fellow intelligence big shots brainstorm a lot of creative deaths for Bond, before ultimately deciding on assassinating him and framing him for a sex scandal.
* DanBrowned: Fleming's introduction insists he was a real person and really ran SMERSH at the time the novel was set. In fact, the real SMERSH never lasted beyond UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and G never existed.
* TheDragon: He is mentioned to be the personal attack dog of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Serov General Ivan Serov]], the ultimate head of Soviet Intelligence, who, unlike G, really did exist.
** DragonInChief
* TheDreaded: The heads of all the other branches of Soviet Intelligence - KGB, GRU, and RUMID - fear Grubozaboyschikov, He is well aware of this and watches all the others for signs of weakness when they have meetings, which he then in turn snitches on to Serov.
* EvilCounterpart: To M, being a spy chief with a single letter for a codename.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is Klebb and Grant's commander, but otherwise has no part in their plot. In turn, Ivan Serov would be the GreaterScopeVillain to him, and Nikita Khrushchev to ''him''.
* OverlyLongName: No wonder he goes by "G."
* TheSpymaster: One of four the Soviet Union has, and the most dangerous by far.
* TheUnfought: Bond only climbs the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil as far as Klebb; he never meets G.
* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for chapters four through six.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He keeps watch to see if any of the other intelligence branch heads' usefulness may be wearing thin.
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** DragonInChief: He's just as smart as Klebb and is a match for Bond in combat; Klebb doesn't do much other than recruit Grant and Tania, film Bond and Tania and attempt to take the Lektor herself at the end of the film, getting owned by a chair-wielding Bond in the process before Tania shoots her. After he was killed with about 20 minutes left in the film, the only obstacle left was the helicopter {{Mook Mooks}}, while the boats were called in last-minute.

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** DragonInChief: He's just as smart as Klebb and is a match for Bond in combat; Klebb doesn't do much other than recruit Grant and Tania, film Bond and Tania and attempt to take the Lektor herself at the end of the film, getting owned by a chair-wielding Bond in the process before Tania shoots her. After he was killed with about 20 minutes left in the film, the only obstacle left was the helicopter {{Mook Mooks}}, {{Mooks}}, while the boats were called in last-minute. last-minute.
* EvilCounterpart: To Bond. Both are highly skilled operatives who loyally serve a shadowy organization, equally skilled in combat and make good use of gadgets; Grant has a watch concealing a garrote and Bond has the suitcase, among others.



** Follows Bond and Kerim to the gypsy camp, where he saves Bond's life from an attack from behind. This ensures that after Kerim kills Krilencu, Bond would return to his hotel, where he would meet Tanya.

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** Follows Bond and Kerim to the gypsy camp, where he saves Bond's life from an attack from behind. This ensures that after Kerim kills Krilencu, Bond would return to his hotel, where he would meet Tanya. They would be filmed by Klebb



* HeroKiller: His task is to ''kill James Bond'', so we already know he's going to be dangerous, killing agents on both sides of the Cold War, but he cements this when he kills Kerim on the Orient Express.

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* HeroKiller: His task is to ''kill James Bond'', so we already know he's going to be dangerous, killing dangerous. Grant kills agents on both sides of the Cold War, War left and right, but he cements this his status as a HeroKiller when he kills Kerim on the Orient Express.


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* DrillSergeantNasty: Runs the traning facility for [[SPECTRE]] {{Mooks}}.


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* WeHaveReserves: Likes to use "live targets" for training. Just as the faux James Bond in the opening sequence
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* TropeCodifier: Her bedroom encounter with James is used to screen-test future Bonds and Bond Girls.
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* SacrificialLion

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* SacrificialLionSacrificialLion: Killed by Grant on the Orient Express.
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: A possible TropeCodifier.

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: A possible TropeCodifier. This leads to several similar characters in the series, such as [[YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[ForYourEyesOnly Eric Kriegler]], [[TheLivingDaylights Necros]], and [[TomorrowNeverDies Stamper]].
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