History Characters / JamesBond

28th Jun '16 5:31:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The guy racks up several kills per movie, saving the world and (usually) getting the girl in the process.



* {{Badass}}: Out of all the Bonds, he has the second highest body count on average per movie. He may seem like an affable IdleRich playboy, but he's also a highly competent agent who actually does good surveillance work and can find unique solutions to problems. For instance, in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', he uses a clothes line to cause a helicopter to crash.



* {{Badass}}: He walks straight in the front door of enemy strongholds to capture targets, engineers [[DeathByIrony ironic deaths]] for a number of his enemies, and jumps 50 feet into moving trains [[BadassInANiceSuit only to stop for a second to straighten his cuff-links]].



* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Mallory before he was appointed to the position and Judi Dench's M who finds a creative way of alerting Bond to her location when kidnapped in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''.]]



* {{Badass}}: Graduates to this in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', where she starts out as a field operative.
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* TheAlcoholic: ''Holy nutballs.'' He's constantly seen drinking an alcoholic beverage in every appearance, and likes to mix coffee or water with alcohol. By the end of Fleming's run, he's consumed over [[http://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/title-the-man-with-the-golden-liver_52aa474022381_w1500.jpg 1150 alcohol units]], including martinis, beer, whisky, bourbon, cocktails, gin and champagne.
** A more tragic example comes in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', where Bond goes completely off the rails after Tracy's death, drunkenly wandering about London, thinking irrationally and getting ''multiple hangovers'' on a daily basis.

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* ActionHero: One of the biggest in literature. He [[Literature/LiveAndLetDie burns entire criminal organizations to the ground]], made [[Literature/{{Thunderball}} SPECTRE]] and [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove SMERSH]] crap their pants, takes on entire private armies [[OneManArmy by himself]], [[Literature/DrNo fights a giant squid and wins]], is one of the scariest hitmen in fictional history, will [[Literature/CasinoRoyale win]] every single card game even when [[Literature/{{Moonraker}} drunk and drugged]], [[Literature/DiamondsAreForever gives crime lords spectacular deaths]] and is strong enough to [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} stab a whole plane window]] hard enough to shatter. By the time of ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', he's considered to be one of the most dangerous threats to SMERSH and a hero to everyone in MI6.
* TheAlcoholic: ''Holy nutballs.'' He's constantly seen drinking an alcoholic beverage in every appearance, and likes to mix coffee or water with alcohol. By the end of Fleming's run, he's consumed over [[http://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/title-the-man-with-the-golden-liver_52aa474022381_w1500.jpg 1150 alcohol units]], including martinis, beer, whisky, bourbon, cocktails, gin and champagne. \n** A more tragic example comes in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', where Bond goes completely off the rails after Tracy's death, drunkenly wandering about London, thinking irrationally and getting ''multiple hangovers'' on a daily basis.



-->'''[[Creator/LaraPulver Ann O'Neill]]''' in ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond'': Is that why he has your golf handicap and your taste in vodka?
* {{Badass}}: One of the biggest badasses in literature. He [[Literature/LiveAndLetDie burns entire criminal organizations to the ground]], made [[Literature/{{Thunderball}} SPECTRE]] and [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove SMERSH]] crap their pants, takes on entire private armies [[OneManArmy by himself]], [[Literature/DrNo fights a giant squid and wins]], is one of the scariest hitmen in fictional history, will [[Literature/CasinoRoyale win]] every single card game even when [[Literature/{{Moonraker}} drunk and drugged]], [[Literature/DiamondsAreForever gives crime lords spectacular deaths]] and is strong enough to [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} stab a whole plane window]] hard enough to shatter. By the time of ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', he's considered to be one of the most dangerous threats to SMERSH and a hero to everyone in MI6.
** BadassInANiceSuit: He's often seen in a tuxedo or a dark blue tropical suit, which he wears a black knitted tie with.

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-->'''[[Creator/LaraPulver Ann O'Neill]]''' O'Neill]] in ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond'': Bond'':''' Is that why he has your golf handicap and your taste in vodka?
* {{Badass}}: One of the biggest badasses in literature. He [[Literature/LiveAndLetDie burns entire criminal organizations to the ground]], made [[Literature/{{Thunderball}} SPECTRE]] and [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove SMERSH]] crap their pants, takes on entire private armies [[OneManArmy by himself]], [[Literature/DrNo fights a giant squid and wins]], is one of the scariest hitmen in fictional history, will [[Literature/CasinoRoyale win]] every single card game even when [[Literature/{{Moonraker}} drunk and drugged]], [[Literature/DiamondsAreForever gives crime lords spectacular deaths]] and is strong enough to [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} stab a whole plane window]] hard enough to shatter. By the time of ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', he's considered to be one of the most dangerous threats to SMERSH and a hero to everyone in MI6.
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BadassInANiceSuit: He's often seen in a tuxedo or a dark blue tropical suit, which he wears a black knitted tie with.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However, he gets better in ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'', where he begins to develop into a hero and is willing to work with Gala Brand despite their differences, as well as wishing her luck with her actual fiancé at the end. ''Literature/DiamondsAreForever'' has Bond acting gentlemanly to Tiffany Case, caring heavily about his friends and innocent people and saving a manicurist from getting fired. In ''Literature/DrNo'', he's arguably at his most heroic, being kind to Honey, wanting to stop Dr. No's plan at all costs, feeling sadness at the deaths of Strangways and his secretary and treating Quarrel and the other Jamaicans as equals. Throughout ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'', he's absolutely sweet with Domino and even begs to see her when injured and in hospital. And of course, there's ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', with him falling head over heels for Tracy.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However, he gets better in ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'', where he begins to develop into a hero and is willing to work with Gala Brand despite their differences, as well as wishing her luck with her actual fiancé at the end. ''Literature/DiamondsAreForever'' has Bond acting gentlemanly to Tiffany Case, caring heavily about his friends and innocent people and saving a manicurist from getting fired. In ''Literature/DrNo'', he's arguably at his most heroic, being kind to Honey, wanting to stop Dr. No's plan at all costs, feeling sadness at the deaths of Strangways and his secretary and treating Quarrel and the other Jamaicans as equals. Throughout ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'', he's absolutely sweet with Domino and even begs to see her when injured and in hospital. And of course, there's ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', with him falling head over heels for Tracy.



* OneManArmy: It's implied that part of his job is to ''be'' one. Often, he's sent out alone to take on entire criminal organisations or private armies and always manages to completely destroy them by the end of the book.
** Deconstructed in ''[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly From A View To A Kill]]''. Because he's so used to going up against a huge threat alone, Bond goes up against several heavily armed Russian operatives without any backup and nearly gets killed as a result.

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* OneManArmy: It's implied that part of his job is to ''be'' one. Often, he's sent out alone to take on entire criminal organisations or private armies and always manages to completely destroy them by the end of the book.
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book, though it's deconstructed in ''[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly From A View To A Kill]]''. Because he's so used to going up against a huge threat alone, Bond goes up against several heavily armed Russian operatives without any backup and nearly gets killed as a result.



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'''Creator/GeorgeLazenby'''

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'''Creator/GeorgeLazenby'''
!!Creator/GeorgeLazenby



Lazenby was an obscure actor and an obscure Bond. He only appeared in one movie, ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. However, it is well liked among hardcore Bond fans and casual viewers alike. The film is widely ''assumed'' to be bad, since if it had been good, Lazenby would have made more, right? Well, not really. Lazenby's problems were primarily behind the scenes, and the fact that he was replacing Connery made it a no-win situation with some critics, but most of that criticism has faded with time. The film is well regarded these days among those who have seen it. Lazenby says that he didn't return because he was given advice not to. Apparently his agent told him that the Bond franchise was on its way out and hippy movies were the next big thing.[[CashCowFranchise Boy was that wrong]]. Lazenby fired his agent soon afterwards.

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Lazenby was an obscure actor and an obscure Bond. He only appeared in one movie, ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. However, it is well liked among hardcore Bond fans and casual viewers alike. The film is widely ''assumed'' to be bad, since if it had been good, Lazenby would have made more, right? Well, not really. Lazenby's problems were primarily behind the scenes, and the fact that he was replacing Connery made it a no-win situation with some critics, but most of that criticism has faded with time. The film is well regarded these days among those who have seen it. Lazenby says that he didn't return because he was given advice not to. Apparently his agent told him that the Bond franchise [[ItWillNeverCatchOn was on its way out out]] and hippy movies were the next big thing.thing. [[CashCowFranchise Boy was that wrong]]. Lazenby fired his agent soon afterwards.

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'''Creator/RogerMoore'''

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'''Creator/PierceBrosnan'''

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'''Creator/DanielCraig'''

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!!M



'''M'''

James Bond's boss, the head of MI6. Played by four different actors to this day, Bernard Lee (1962-1979), Robert Brown (1983-1989), Creator/JudiDench (1995-2012), and Creator/RalphFiennes (2015-).

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->'''Played by:''' Bernard Lee (19621979), Robert Brown (19831989), Creator/JudiDench (19952012), Creator/RalphFiennes (2012)

James Bond's boss, the head of MI6. Played by four different actors to this day, Bernard Lee (1962-1979), Robert Brown (1983-1989), Creator/JudiDench (1995-2012), and Creator/RalphFiennes (2015-).
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* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: [[spoiler:Mallory at first seems like a {{Jerkass}} ObstructiveBureaucrat, then proves himself to be a {{Badass}} ReasonableAuthorityFigure near the end of the film, paving the way for him to become the new M]].

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* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: [[spoiler:Mallory at first seems like a {{Jerkass}} ObstructiveBureaucrat, then proves himself to be a {{Badass}} badass ReasonableAuthorityFigure near the end of the film, paving the way for him to become the new M]].



* TautologicalTemplar: Robert Brown in ''Film/LicenceToKill'', whose idea to label Bond as a RogueAgent is out of reacting cold-heartedly to the Leiters' tragedy and then hire corrupt MI6 operatives to arrest him or even execute him. In contrast to their other appearances in the series, Brown and MI6 is in fact equally corrupt as the film's BigBad Sanchez and his cartel if not worst.

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* TautologicalTemplar: Robert Brown in ''Film/LicenceToKill'', whose idea to label Bond as a RogueAgent is out of reacting ''Film/LicenceToKill'' reacts cold-heartedly to the Leiters' tragedy tragedy, labels Bond as a RogueAgent for caring about them, claiming that it's not MI6's business (despite the many times Leiter assisted them), and then hire corrupt orders MI6 operatives to arrest him Bond or even execute him. In contrast to their other appearances in the series, Brown and MI6 is in fact equally corrupt as the film's BigBad Sanchez and his cartel him if not worst.necessary when he goes rogue.



* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: Robert Brown in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' is noticeably slightly more corrupt, an insufferable heartless {{Jerkass}} ObstructiveBureaucrat and even a BadBoss towards Bond and Moneypenny then his past appearances. Same can be said for the rest of the MI6 agency.

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* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: Robert Brown in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' is noticeably slightly more corrupt, of an insufferable heartless {{Jerkass}} ObstructiveBureaucrat and even a BadBoss towards Bond and Moneypenny then than his past appearances. Same can be said for the rest of the MI6 agency.



!!Miss Moneypenny



'''Miss Moneypenny'''

M's secretary, who has a not-so-secret crush on Bond. Played by four different actresses in the official films : Lois Maxwell (the longest-running, 1962-1985), Caroline Bliss (1987-1989), Samantha Bond (1995-2002) and Creator/NaomieHarris (2012-).

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'''Miss Moneypenny'''


->'''Played by:''' Lois Maxwell (19621985), Caroline Bliss (19871989), Samantha Bond (19952002), Creator/NaomieHarris (2012)

M's secretary, who has a not-so-secret crush on Bond. Played by four different actresses in the official films : Lois Maxwell (the longest-running, 1962-1985), Caroline Bliss (1987-1989), Samantha Bond (1995-2002) and Creator/NaomieHarris (2012-).
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!!Q



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->'''Played by:''' Peter Burton (1962), Desmond Llewelyn (19631999), Creator/JohnCleese (2002), Creator/BenWhishaw (2012)




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* TakeThat: Makes one to the exploding pen from ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'', saying to Bond, "We don't really go in for that anymore".

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* TakeThat: Makes Whishaw's Q makes one to the exploding pen from ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'', ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' in ''Skyfall'', saying to Bond, "We don't really go in for that anymore".



!!Felix Leiter



'''Felix Leiter'''

Bond's friend in the C.I.A.

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'''Felix Leiter'''


->'''Played by:''' Jack Lord (1962), Cec Linder (1964), Rik Van Nutter (1965), Norman Burton (1971), David Hedison (1973; 1989), John Terry (1987), Jeffrey Wright (20062008)

Bond's friend in the C.I.A.
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!!Bill Tanner



'''Bill Tanner'''

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->'''Played by:''' Michael Goodliffe (1974), James Villiers (1981), Michael Kitchen (1995; 1999), Rory Kinnear (2008)




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!!Charles Robinson



'''Charles Robinson'''

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->'''Played by:''' Colin Salmon




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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Very much so, to the point where many fans of the Brosnan era and Creator/PierceBrosnan himself supported Colin Salmon as a possible replacement for Brosnan after the latter was let go from the franchise. However, the Bond producers weren't willing to consider a non-Caucasian actor for the role of 007.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Very much so, to the point where many fans of the Brosnan era and Creator/PierceBrosnan himself supported Colin Salmon as a possible replacement for Brosnan after the latter was let go from the franchise. However, the Bond producers weren't willing franchise, alas, it didn't come to consider a non-Caucasian actor for the role of 007.pass.



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!!Mr. White



->Played by: '''Jesper Christensen'''

A high-level Quantum operative who appears in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', and ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. He was in charge of Le Chiffre's financial operations in ''Casino Royale'' before [[spoiler: killing Le Chiffre due to his uselessness]]. Bond captures him at the end of the movie and attempts to bring him to justice in ''Quantum of Solace'', only for him to escape. By the time we see him again in ''Spectre'', [[spoiler: he's grown to resent his own organization, and finds himself at the mercy of both SPECTRE and Bond.]]

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->Played by: '''Jesper Christensen'''

->'''Played by:''' Jesper Christensen

A high-level Quantum operative who appears in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', and ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. He was in charge of Le Chiffre's financial operations in ''Casino Royale'' before [[spoiler: killing Le Chiffre due to his uselessness]].uselessness. Bond captures him at the end of the movie and attempts to bring him to justice in ''Quantum of Solace'', only for him to escape. By the time we see him again in ''Spectre'', [[spoiler: he's grown to resent his own organization, and finds himself at the mercy of both SPECTRE and Bond.]]
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* HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler:Tracy's death]]. The [[https://totorogo.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/tumblr_mb89evip1a1rrse0wo3_1280.jpg front cover of GQ's Nov. 2012 issue]] called Lazenby's Bond "The Loner" as reference to this trope[[note]]As well as a StealthPun on the fact that Lazenby only portrayed Bond once.[[/note]].

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* HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler:Tracy's death]]. The [[https://totorogo.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/tumblr_mb89evip1a1rrse0wo3_1280.jpg front cover of GQ's Nov. 2012 issue]] called Lazenby's Bond "The Loner" as reference to this trope[[note]]As trope.[[note]]As well as a StealthPun on the fact that Lazenby only portrayed Bond once.[[/note]].[[/note]]
26th Jun '16 6:25:27 PM JamesAustin
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* WellDoneSonGuy: There is a quasi-mother/son dynamic between him and M. In ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', he is somewhat mortified when he discovers that M knows about his past sexual encounters (almost like a naughty boy who has been caught by his stern mother), and Bond even tries to defend his promiscuous behaviour with, "That was a long time ago, M, ''before'' [Paris] was married." In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', M mentions to Elektra King that Bond is her best agent, but she'd never tell him that in person. In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', Bond's delivery of "You burn me, and now you want my help" is petulant and resentful, and the hurt he feels towards M for not trusting him earlier is more personal than professional.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Brosnan's English accent is... inconsistent to say the least. [[TropesAreNotBad Having said that,]] [[FridgeBrilliance it makes sense for a half-Scottish half-Swiss character who's lived in England for several decades.]]

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* WellDoneSonGuy: There is a quasi-mother/son dynamic between him and M. In ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', he is somewhat mortified when he discovers that M knows about his past sexual encounters (almost like a naughty boy who has been caught by his stern mother), and Bond even tries to defend his promiscuous behaviour with, "That was a long time ago, M, ''before'' [Paris] was married." In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', M mentions to Elektra King that Bond is her best agent, but she'd never tell him that in person. In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', Bond's delivery of "You burn me, and now you want my help" is petulant and resentful, and the hurt he feels towards M for not trusting him earlier is more personal than professional.
professional. Brosnan even said that he wished that it was his Bond the one who was with M when [[spoiler:she died in ''Skyfall'']].
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Brosnan's English accent is... inconsistent to say the least. Having said that, [[TropesAreNotBad Having said that,]] [[FridgeBrilliance it makes sense sense]] for a half-Scottish half-Swiss character who's lived in England for several decades.]]
25th Jun '16 10:08:47 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** Largely averted by the novels, where Bond is pretty subtle and stealthy most of the time, and never really does anything too over the top in public.
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* OneManArmy: His kill tallies are usually pretty high per film, especially during the Brosnan era.

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* OneManArmy: His kill tallies are usually pretty high per film, especially during the Brosnan era. In total, he has killed 362 people up to ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
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* WeaponOfChoice: The legendary Walther PPK normally equipped with a suppressor. Different Bonds had a preference for different calibres; Connery, Dalton and Brosnan carried it in .32ACP, while Moore, Lazenby and Craig opted for the .380ACP version. In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' and ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', both Roger Moore and Sean Connery carried the Walther P5. Later in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', Brosnan's Bond gets a brand new Walther P99 which is used up until ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. Then in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', the PPK returns due to "artistic reasons."

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* WeaponOfChoice: The legendary Walther PPK PPK, normally equipped with a suppressor. Different Bonds had a preference for different calibres; Connery, Dalton and Brosnan carried it in .32ACP, 32 ACP, while Moore, Lazenby and Craig opted for the .380ACP 380 ACP version. In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' and ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', both Roger Moore and Sean Connery carried the 9x19mm Walther P5. Later in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', Brosnan's Bond gets a brand new 9x19mm Walther P99 which is used up until ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. Then in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', the PPK returns due to "artistic reasons."
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* YouAreNumber6: He is referred to as 007 by M.
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'''Commander James Bond, 007, License to Kill'''

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Bond AKA 007'''
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