History Characters / FromRussiaWithLove

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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!!! '''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.
15th Dec '17 7:20:36 AM ClintEastwood
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* 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.



* 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.



* InTheBack: How Grant kills him.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: More than one person who worked on the movie has said that to say Lotte Lenya is the exact opposite of Klebb is a big understatement.


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* DeathByAdaptation: He doesn't die in the book.
30th Nov '17 8:16:34 AM Njein
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* AdaptationalVillainy: He's not a nice man in the book, but he's still [[PunchClockVillain just a Soviet Colonel doing his job]]. The film makes him into a board member for the world's most powerful terrorism-for-hire organization and gives him about a million levels in [[SmugSnake smug]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: He's not a nice man in the book, but he's still [[PunchClockVillain just a Soviet Colonel doing his job]]. The film makes him into a board member for the world's most powerful terrorism-for-hire organization and gives him about a million levels in [[SmugSnake smug]].smugness]].


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* FatalFlaw: [[SmugSnake Arrogance]] and his status as the KnowNothingKnowItAll bring him down in the movie. His failure to obtain the facts about Q Branch and the fact that he wasn't prepared for Bond came back to bite him dearly.


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* WickedCultured: A member of SMERSH in the novel and SPECTRE in the movie, and a chess prodigy who has enough admirers.
19th Oct '17 7:58:40 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalVillainy: He's not a nice man in the book, but he's still just a Soviet Colonel doing his job. The film makes him into a board member for the world's most powerful terrorism-for-hire organization and gives him about a million levels in [[SmugSnake smug]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: He's not a nice man in the book, but he's still [[PunchClockVillain just a Soviet Colonel doing his job.job]]. The film makes him into a board member for the world's most powerful terrorism-for-hire organization and gives him about a million levels in [[SmugSnake smug]].
7th Oct '17 11:39:53 PM erforce
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* PutOnABus: ''Trigger Mortis'' briefly mentions that he's gone into hiding after the death of Red Grant and the failure of the mission, with a new man replacing him as head of SMERSH. His fate is unknown to MI6, however.

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* PutOnABus: ''Trigger Mortis'' ''Literature/TriggerMortis'' briefly mentions that he's gone into hiding after the death of Red Grant and the failure of the mission, with a new man replacing him as head of SMERSH. His fate is unknown to MI6, however.
1st Sep '17 11:16:21 PM SolidTrig
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Along with Oddjob, Baron Samedi and Jaws, he is one of the most iconic Bond villain henchmen. Grant is a tall, burly, blonde SPECTRE agent (SMERSH in the books) and a sadistic, ruthless and psychotic killer. Grant's backstory in the movie and book are completely different but both effectively amount to "''This is a horrible person you don't want to mess with''".

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Along with Oddjob, Baron Samedi and Jaws, he is one of the most iconic Bond villain henchmen. Grant is a tall, burly, blonde SPECTRE agent (SMERSH in the books) and a sadistic, ruthless and psychotic killer. Grant's backstory in the movie and book are completely different but both effectively amount to to: "''This is a horrible person you don't want to mess with''".
27th Jul '17 8:33:52 PM Njein
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* BigBad: [[DragonInChief While she is working under Blofeld]], [[TheHeavy she is still the primary villain of this movie]].
19th Jul '17 9:05:51 AM Njein
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: She was visibly terrified and sweating when Blofeld ordered the death of Kronsteen.
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