History Characters / FromRussiaWithLove

6th May '18 12:45:39 PM Dragon101
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* DeathByIrony: He was correct- it WAS Klebb who was at fault (or at least, more at fault) in the end, as the assassin she chose fatally chose to mock and toy with Bond [[BondVillainStupidity rather than kill him quickly]]. Unfortunately, either Blofeld didn't realise that and honestly thought it was he who screwed up, or- more likely- he was annoyed with how [[SmugSnake smugly certain]] Kronsteen was being and made an example of him for the crime of [[TheDreaded not fearing the boss enough]].
1st Apr '18 12:09:38 PM k410ren
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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

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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 KlebbKlebb.



* GunsAkimbo: Of the “New York Reload” type. Grant carries at least two pistols, a Mauser [=C96=] and a Llama XVIII 25-caliber pistol in an ankle holster.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Shot by her own henchwoman in the climax.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Shot by her own henchwoman in the climax.climax, with the gun she brought.
20th Mar '18 3:36:57 PM nombretomado
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* BondVillainStupidity: Robert Shaw's chilling, brilliant performance obscures the fact that Grant may be the single most {{egregious}} example in the entire series. For once, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shooting Bond]] is the actual plan, but Grant manages to muck it up with an inexcusable bout of EvilGloating and JustBetweenYouAndMe. Further, after revealing to Bond that he's going to kill him and Tatiana and make it look like Bond committed murder-suicide, Grant [[EvilGloating gloats]], "The first one [bullet] won't kill you. Not the second. Not even the third. Not till you crawl over here and kiss my foot!" Of course, if Grant had succeeded in doing this, with four or more bullets in Bond's dead body, [[WhatAnIdiot it wouldn't look like a suicide]]. {{Justified|Trope}} in that its mentioned he used to be in an insane asylum--beneath his seemingly professional exterior, [[AxCrazy he's just a homicidal lunatic]]. Also, Blofeld explicitly mentions that he wants Bond's death particularly humiliating and painful which fits Grant's methods in the scene pretty solidly so he might just be following orders.

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* BondVillainStupidity: Robert Shaw's chilling, brilliant performance obscures the fact that Grant may be the single most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example in the entire series. For once, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shooting Bond]] is the actual plan, but Grant manages to muck it up with an inexcusable bout of EvilGloating and JustBetweenYouAndMe. Further, after revealing to Bond that he's going to kill him and Tatiana and make it look like Bond committed murder-suicide, Grant [[EvilGloating gloats]], "The first one [bullet] won't kill you. Not the second. Not even the third. Not till you crawl over here and kiss my foot!" Of course, if Grant had succeeded in doing this, with four or more bullets in Bond's dead body, [[WhatAnIdiot it wouldn't look like a suicide]]. {{Justified|Trope}} in that its mentioned he used to be in an insane asylum--beneath his seemingly professional exterior, [[AxCrazy he's just a homicidal lunatic]]. Also, Blofeld explicitly mentions that he wants Bond's death particularly humiliating and painful which fits Grant's methods in the scene pretty solidly so he might just be following orders.
10th Mar '18 11:21:18 PM Caswin
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* MadeOfIron: Doesn't flinch when hit by a pair of brass knuckles. This is an exaggeration from the book, where he doubles over slightly and stands upright again, looking pissed, from a blow that the narration notes would have left any normal man cringing helplessly on the floor.

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* MadeOfIron: Doesn't flinch when hit by a pair of brass knuckles. This is an a slight exaggeration from the book, where he doubles over slightly and stands upright again, looking pissed, from a blow that the narration notes would have left any normal man cringing helplessly on the floor.
10th Mar '18 11:20:26 PM Caswin
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* MadeOfIron: Doesn't flinch when hit by a pair of brass knuckles. This is a slight exaggeration from the book, where he doubles over slightly and stands upright again, looking pissed, from a blow that the narration notes would have left any normal man cringing helplessly on the floor.

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* MadeOfIron: Doesn't flinch when hit by a pair of brass knuckles. This is a slight an exaggeration from the book, where he doubles over slightly and stands upright again, looking pissed, from a blow that the narration notes would have left any normal man cringing helplessly on the floor.
10th Mar '18 8:13:26 PM Saveelich
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: He has a first name in the novel, "Tov", which is a Jewish name.
22nd Jan '18 11:19:58 PM Caswin
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* PsychoForHire: A serial killer (stemming from advanced case of manic-depressive disorder) working for Soviets, whose only concern about his mindset are about directing it to proper targets.

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* PsychoForHire: A While he tries to claim to Bond that he's not "barmy", he is in fact a serial killer (stemming from advanced case of manic-depressive disorder) working for Soviets, whose only concern about his mindset are about directing it to proper targets.
29th Dec '17 4:24:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptationalNameChange: His first name was changed from Donovan to Donald.
15th Dec '17 10:19:54 AM erforce
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!The Film
[[folder:Kerim Bey]]
!!Ali Kerim Bey
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[[caption-width-right:300: ''"Ah, the old game: give a wolf a taste and then leave him hungry."'']]
!!! '''Played by:''' Pedro Armendáriz

->''"The Iron Crab will get me as it got my father. But I am not afraid of The Crab. At least I shall have died from an honourable disease. Perhaps they will put on my tombstone 'This Man Died From Living Too Much'."''
-->-- ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove''

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.

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!The Film
[[folder:Kerim Bey]]
!!Ali Kerim Bey
[[folder:Red Grant]]
!!Donovan "Red" Grant
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[[caption-width-right:300: ''"Ah, the old game: give a wolf a taste and then leave him hungry."'']]
!!! '''Played by:''' Pedro Armendáriz

->''"The Iron Crab will get me as it got my father. But
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->''"Clever, aren't you, Mister Secret Service? Think I'm barmy. Don't worry.
I am not afraid of The Crab. At least wouldn't be where I shall have died from an honourable disease. Perhaps they will put on my tombstone 'This Man Died From Living Too Much'.was if I was barmy."''
-->-- ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove''

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.



* AxCrazy: Submachine gun crazy, actually, as far as his favoured execution method is to go by.
* DirtyCommunists: In the book version, he defected to SMERSH just so he could become a [[PsychoForHire paid assassin]] as compared to [[SerialKiller killing them for free]] like he did before.
* TheDragon: For General G.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. While he doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed (for starters, he mixed up Irish history with ''Russian propaganda slogans'' during training), he's actually able to do things that other ''Bond'' villain henchmen are completely incapable of (like use stealth or hold down a cover). Grant also failed his written courses in training, but was otherwise great at code breaking, stalking, tracking, communications and graduated top of his class, a far cry from when he was near the very bottom at the start.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Still gregariously refers to Bond as "old man" after outing himself as an agent of SMERSH.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed with his own gun. This is ironic because the plan was to kill Bond with his own (Bond's) gun.
* {{Lunacy}}: His killing urges coincide with the full moon.
* PopCulturedBadass: He peppers his monologues to Bond with casual references to classic spy thrillers, such as Literature/BulldogDrummond. He's also got several thrillers and pulp fiction works lining his bookshelf in the beginning of the book.
* PsychoForHire: A serial killer (stemming from advanced case of manic-depressive disorder) working for Soviets, whose only concern about his mindset are about directing it to proper targets.
* RedRightHand: Almost literally-- his reddish skin tone is noted as marring what are otherwise extremely handsome physical features, giving a clue to his nature.
* SerialKiller: He committed hundreds of murders in his hometown, mostly during a full moon, and barely got away when a giant manhunt started. However, nobody found out that the killer was him.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth:
** Everyone he works for is absolutely terrified of him. Even when he first meets a Soviet colonel after defecting from the British military, the colonel is internally uneasy and seriously considering having Grant shot.
** SMERSH also consider killing Grant straight off, but decide that a psychotic killer is useful as he won't suffer the VillainousBreakdown that normal people do when killing large numbers of people over a long period of time. They keep tight control of Grant during his lunatic phases, just using him for executions instead of missions.
* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for the first three chapters of the book.
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!The Film
[[folder:Kerim Bey]]
!!Ali Kerim Bey
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[[caption-width-right:300: ''"Ah, the old game: give a wolf a taste and then leave him hungry."'']]
!!! '''Played by:''' Pedro Armendáriz

->''"The Iron Crab will get me as it got my father. But I am not afraid of The Crab. At least I shall have died from an honourable disease. Perhaps they will put on my tombstone 'This Man Died From Living Too Much'."''
-->-- ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove''

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.
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* CoolOldGuy: A cool guy, and Armendáriz's age was showing.

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* CoolOldGuy: A cool guy, and Armendáriz's age was showing.



!!Donald/Donovan "Red" Grant
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!!Donald/Donovan !!Donald "Red" Grant
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->''"Clever, aren't you, Mister Secret Service? Think I'm barmy. Don't worry. I wouldn't be where I was if I was barmy."''
-->-- ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove''



* AxCrazy: Submachine gun crazy, actually (in the book).
* BadassNormal: Unlike later notable Bond henchmen, he doesn't have any fancy gimmicks or superhuman attributes. Unlike GiantMook guys like Hans or Kriegler, he's not even noticeably larger than Bond either (in fact, Robert Shaw was shorter than Sean Connery). He's just a ruthless, extremely efficient covert operative, [[EvilCounterpart just like Bond himself]].

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* AxCrazy: Submachine gun crazy, actually (in the book).
* BadassNormal: Unlike later notable Bond henchmen, he doesn't have any fancy gimmicks or superhuman attributes. Unlike GiantMook guys like Hans or Kriegler, he's not even noticeably larger than Bond either (in fact, Robert Shaw was shorter than Sean Connery). He's just a ruthless, extremely efficient covert operative, [[EvilCounterpart just like Bond himself]].



* DirtyCommunists: In the book version, he defected to SMERSH just so he could become a [[PsychoForHire paid assassin]] as compared to [[SerialKiller killing them for free]] like he did before.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. While the book version doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed (for starters, he mixed up Irish history with ''Russian propaganda slogans'' during training), he's actually able to do things that other Bond villain henchmen are completely incapable of (like use stealth or hold down a cover). Grant also failed his written courses in training, but was otherwise great at code breaking, stalking, tracking, communications and graduated top of his class, a far cry from when he was near the very bottom at the start.
* TheDragon: For Rosa Klebb and Blofeld in the movie, and for General G in the book.
* 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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* DirtyCommunists: In the book version, he defected to SMERSH just so he could become a [[PsychoForHire paid assassin]] as compared to [[SerialKiller killing them for free]] like he did before.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. While the book version doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed (for starters, he mixed up Irish history with ''Russian propaganda slogans'' during training), he's actually able to do things that other Bond villain henchmen are completely incapable of (like use stealth or hold down a cover). Grant also failed his written courses in training, but was otherwise great at code breaking, stalking, tracking, communications and graduated top of his class, a far cry from when he was near the very bottom at the start.
* TheDragon: For Rosa Klebb and Blofeld in the movie, and for General G in the book.
Blofeld.
* 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.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Still gregariously refers to Bond as "old man" after outing himself as an agent of SPECTRE/SMERSH.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Still gregariously refers to Bond as "old man" after outing himself as an agent of SPECTRE/SMERSH.SPECTRE.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed with his own garrote (film) or gun (book). This is ironic because the plan was to kill Bond with his own (Bond's) gun.
* KarmicDeath: Killed going for some gold coins.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed with his own garrote (film) or gun (book).garrote. This is ironic because the plan was to kill Bond with his own (Bond's) gun.
* KarmicDeath: KarmicDeath:
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Killed going for some gold coins.



* {{Lunacy}}: In the book, his killing urges coincide with the full moon.



* MrFanservice: Practically alone amongst male Bond villains, Grant is actually incredibly handsome. The novel notes, however, that he's handsome in such a way that you can still tell there's something... [[UncannyValley off]] about him, as his masseuse notes.
* PaperThinDisguise: His disguise as Captain Nash in the film is simply Nash's hat, briefcase, and an upper-class English accent. ''And it works. On Bond.'' In the book, it's a little more complicated, with a macintosh and suit and special tie, but it still works on Bond.

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* MrFanservice: Practically alone amongst male Bond villains, Grant is actually incredibly handsome. The novel notes, however, that he's handsome in such a way that you can still tell there's something... [[UncannyValley off]] about him, as his masseuse notes.
* PaperThinDisguise: His disguise as Captain Nash in the film is simply Nash's hat, briefcase, and an upper-class English accent. ''And it works. On Bond.'' In the book, it's a little more complicated, with a macintosh and suit and special tie, but it still works on Bond.



* PsychoForHire: A serial killer (stemming from advanced case of manic-depressive disorder) in the original book, and a homicidal paranoiac in the movie.

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* PsychoForHire: A serial killer (stemming from advanced case of manic-depressive disorder) in the original book, and He's a homicidal paranoiac in on the movie.service of a criminal organization.



* RedRightHand: Almost literally--his reddish skin tone is noted in the novel as marring what are otherwise extremely handsome physical features, giving a clue to his nature.
* {{Sadist}}: As shown with the aforementioned "Kiss my foot!" line and, if you look closely, you can see a smile on his face as he prepares to use his garrote on Bond.
* SerialKiller: In the book, he committed hundreds of murders in his hometown, mostly during a full moon, and barely got away when a giant manhunt started. However, nobody finds out that the killer was him.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Everyone he works for is absolutely terrified of him. Even when he first meets a Soviet colonel after defecting from the British military in the book, the colonel is internally uneasy and seriously considering having Grant shot.
** SMERSH also consider killing Grant straight off, but decide that a psychotic killer is useful as he won't suffer the VillainousBreakdown that normal people do when killing large numbers of people over a long period of time. They keep tight control of Grant during his lunatic phases, just using him for executions instead of missions.
* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for the first three chapters of the book.

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* RedRightHand: Almost literally--his reddish skin tone is noted in the novel as marring what are otherwise extremely handsome physical features, giving a clue to his nature.
* {{Sadist}}: As shown with the aforementioned "Kiss my foot!" line and, if you look closely, you can see a smile on his face as he prepares to use his garrote on Bond. \n* SerialKiller: In the book, he committed hundreds of murders in his hometown, mostly during a full moon, and barely got away when a giant manhunt started. However, nobody finds out that the killer was him.\n* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Everyone he works for is absolutely terrified of him. Even when he first meets a Soviet colonel after defecting from the British military in the book, the colonel is internally uneasy and seriously considering having Grant shot.\n** SMERSH also consider killing Grant straight off, but decide that a psychotic killer is useful as he won't suffer the VillainousBreakdown that normal people do when killing large numbers of people over a long period of time. They keep tight control of Grant during his lunatic phases, just using him for executions instead of missions.\n* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for the first three chapters of the book.



* DepravedBisexual: She apparently had an affair with Spanish Communist leader [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrés_Nin Andrés Nin]] (a historical figure), but was also pretty blatantly coming on to Tatiana.

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* DepravedBisexual: She apparently had an affair with Spanish Communist leader [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrés_Nin Andrés Nin]] (a historical figure), but was also pretty blatantly coming on to Tatiana.
15th Dec '17 9:47:07 AM ClintEastwood
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* TheLancer: To Bond.



* ShesGotLegs:
-->'''Bond:''' [''checking her out via the periscope''] Well from this angle, things are shaping up nicely.

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* ShesGotLegs:
-->'''Bond:''' [''checking
ShesGotLegs: Bond is using a periscope installed under the Soviet embassy to spy on a meeting inside, when she enters. He can't see her out via the periscope''] face from his angle, but what he can see impresses him greatly.
-->'''Karim Bey:''' How does she look to you?
-->'''James Bond:'''
Well from this angle, [[DoubleEntendre things are shaping up nicely.nicely]].


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* EvilGloating: Lampshaded:
-->I don't mind talking. I get a kick out of watching the ''great'' James Bond find out what a bloody fool he's been making of himself.


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* VillainousBreakdown: She's mostly calm throughout the movie, until she fights Bond, where's she's a terrible wreck. Justified in that if she fails to kill Bond and get the Lektor, she'll end up like Kronsteen.


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* PsychoForHire: He kills for pleasure.
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