History Characters / TomorrowNeverDies

22nd Feb '16 10:37:23 AM BenMitchell90
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* FeelNoPain: In the original script, Stamper was to have a gimmick where he feels no pain. This detail is never brought up in the final film, but it's definitely there, as Stamper responds to Bond ''stabbing him in the chest'' with a mere sadistic, mocking grin. This trait would be used proper for Renard in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', but Stamper actually sells it better than Renard.
13th Dec '15 11:06:20 AM erforce
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A professional assassin hired by Carver to kill Bond, [[spoiler: kill Paris,]] and retrieve the GPS encoder.

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A professional assassin hired by Carver to kill Bond, [[spoiler: kill Paris,]] both Bond and [[spoiler:Paris]], and retrieve the GPS encoder.
15th Oct '15 10:43:48 AM BenMitchell90
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* {{Expy}}: As an imposing light-haired henchman, he's an obvious homage to [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove Red Grant]], in the tradition of [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Eric Kriegler]] and [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Necros]].
13th Oct '15 11:32:38 AM JamesAustin
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Apparently in addition to all the lovely ladies from his adventures, Bond has ex-girlfriends we haven't even ''seen''. Rumors have circulated she was intended to be an established character, possibly [[Film/GoldenEye Natalya Simonova]] or [[Film/DrNo Sylvia Trench]], but this was nixed due to fearing the bad reception that would come from killing her off.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: NewOldFlame: Apparently in addition to all the lovely ladies from his adventures, Bond has ex-girlfriends we haven't even ''seen''. Rumors have circulated she was intended to be an established character, possibly [[Film/GoldenEye Natalya Simonova]] or [[Film/DrNo Sylvia Trench]], but this was nixed due to fearing the bad reception that would come from killing her off.



* PsychoForHire: He really seems to enjoy the opportunity that being both a killer ''and'' having knowledge of forensic medicine brings to him. Later in the film, it's revealed that he had ''chakra torture'' as a hobby.

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* PsychoForHire: He really seems to enjoy the opportunity that being both a killer ''and'' having knowledge of forensic medicine brings to him, plus noting that torture is a "hobby" for him. Later in the film, it's revealed that he had this included ''chakra torture'' as a hobby.torture''.
13th Oct '15 9:58:15 AM JamesAustin
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* {{Expy}}: Of Blofeld in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.

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* {{Expy}}: Of Blofeld in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Both have a plan to cause World War III between two countries; one from the East and another from the West, through incidents involving a government ship of some kind; kill a woman that is affiliated to them for [[YouHaveFailedMe having failed them]], and are stopped by Bond and a female Asian secret agent. At one point, Carver even wears a black Nehru jacket; a gray/beige Nehru jacket was one of Blofeld's {{Iconic Item}}s.
13th Oct '15 9:34:44 AM JamesAustin
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Carver's media group's report of the attack of the ''Devonshire'' (already labeling it as a Chinese attack, no less) makes a lot of alarms in [=MI6=] go off,

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Carver's media group's report of the attack of the ''Devonshire'' (already labeling it as a Chinese attack, no less) makes a lot of alarms in [=MI6=] go off, but no one does suspect that a media mogul like him had a direct hand in it, of course.
13th Oct '15 9:31:53 AM JamesAustin
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* PsychoForHire: He really seems to enjoy the opportunity that being both a killer ''and'' having knowledge of forensic medicine brings to him. Later in the movie it's revealed that he had ''chakra torture'' as a hobby.

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* PsychoForHire: He really seems to enjoy the opportunity that being both a killer ''and'' having knowledge of forensic medicine brings to him. Later in the movie film, it's revealed that he had ''chakra torture'' as a hobby.
13th Oct '15 9:28:45 AM JamesAustin
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A Chinese agent sent to investigate WTF is going on with Elliot Carver. She also believes at first that she and Bond must kill each other, but are forced to work together when both figure out the truth behind Carver's media empire.

* ActionGirl: A very capable agent who's as skilled with gunplay and espionage as she is at kung-fu.
* {{Badass}}: See above. Did we mention she's played by Michelle Yeoh?

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A Chinese agent sent to investigate WTF what is going on with Elliot Carver. She also believes at first that she and Bond must kill each other, but are forced to work together when both figure out the truth behind Carver's media empire.

* ActionGirl: ActionGirl[=/=]{{Badass}}: A very capable agent who's as skilled with gunplay and espionage as she is at kung-fu.
* {{Badass}}: See above.
kung-fu. Did we mention she's played by Michelle Yeoh?



%%* EnemyMine: With Bond.
* GirlOfTheWeek: As with all Bond girls. They planned on bringing her back for a small role in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' (the role that the Mr. Chang character fills in the final film), but it never came to be.
%%* GunFu
* GunsAkimbo: In the final assault on Carver's ship, MP5s akimbo, even doing Creator/ChuckNorris justice.

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%%* * EnemyMine: With Bond.
Bond. Lampshaded by her line of how "every now and then you [have to] work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power."
* GirlOfTheWeek: As with all The main Bond girls.girl of the film. They planned on bringing her back for a small role in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' (the role that the Mr. Chang character fills in the final film), but it never came to be.
%%* GunFu
* GunFu: She gets several fight scenes in which she displays this.
* GunsAkimbo: In the final assault on Carver's ship, MP5s [=MP5s=] akimbo, even doing Creator/ChuckNorris justice.



%%* SpyCatsuit
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Most of her and Bond's alliance of convenience is marked by incredible amounts of bickering.
%%* WhenHarryMetSvetlana

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%%* SpyCatsuit
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: SpyCatsuit: Her uniform during several scenes, like when she meets Bond while he's stealing the GPS encoder, and the final assault on Carver's ship.
* WeAreStrugglingTogether:
Most of her and Bond's alliance of convenience is marked by incredible amounts of bickering.
%%* WhenHarryMetSvetlana
* WhenHarryMetSvetlana: Her exchange with Bond about "get to work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power" is even the current quote at the top of the trope's page.



A media mogul who is completely insane and possibly even psychopathic, with scant regard for any of the lives he will destroy as a result of his media ambition.

* BigBad

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A media mogul who is completely insane plans to provoke a global war in order to boost sales and possibly even psychopathic, with scant regard for any ratings of his news divisions.

* BigBad: The main villain
of the lives he will destroy as a result of his media ambition.

* BigBad
film.



%%* TheChessmaster

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%%* TheChessmaster* TheChessmaster: His plan consists of leading Great Britain and China to war.



%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilIsPetty: He's driving the world to possible World War...for ratings.
** [[DisproportionateRetribution And because China wouldn't give him broadcasting rights]].
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Blofeld in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.

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%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilIsHammy
* DiabolicalMastermind: He uses his media empire to create tomorrow's headlines.
* EvilIsHammy: Really, with lines like "There's no news... like '''''bad''''' news!", and later mocking Wai Lin by making lots of karate moves and yelling "Hai!" all the while, he really wears his status as a Bond villain on his sleeve.
* EvilIsPetty: He's driving the world to possible World War... for ratings.
**
ratings. [[DisproportionateRetribution And because China wouldn't give him broadcasting rights]].
%%* * {{Expy}}: Of Blofeld in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.



--> '''Carver''': Good morning, my golden retrievers! What kind of havoc shall Carver Media Group create in the world today?
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Especially in the first scene where that's practically all we see of him...which is weird because we then see him in person clearly talking about the sinking of the ''Devonshire''.

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--> '''Carver''': '''Carver:''' Good morning, my golden retrievers! What kind of havoc shall Carver Media Group create in the world today?
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Especially in the first scene where that's practically all we see of him... which is weird because we then see him in person clearly talking about the sinking of the ''Devonshire''.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims Bond signed Paris's death-warrant when Bond asked her to betray Elliot, when Elliot decided to kill her for having a tryst with Bond in the past...just as he sent her to get information out of Bond by seducing him.
* LargeHam: Pryce wanted to play the role even ''hammier'', but was told to tone it down.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims Bond signed Paris's death-warrant death warrant when Bond asked her to betray Elliot, when Elliot decided to kill her for having a tryst with Bond in the past...past... just as he sent her to get information out of Bond by seducing him.
* LargeHam: Pryce wanted to play the role even ''hammier'', but was told to tone it down.Carver really wears his status as a Bond villain on his sleeve.



%%* PlayingBothSides

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%%* PlayingBothSides* PlayingBothSides: His plan consists of leading Great Britain and China to war.



%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

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%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Carver's media group's report of the attack of the ''Devonshire'' (already labeling it as a Chinese attack, no less) makes a lot of alarms in [=MI6=] go off,



* YoureInsane: "The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

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* YoureInsane: "The Bond tells him this after Carver shows him the newspaper headlines mentioning the impending conflict, which Carver shrugs off saying that "the distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."



Elliot Carver's wife. She had a relation with Bond in the past, as shown by [[ArmorPiercingSlap her reaction]] upon seeing him.

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Elliot Carver's wife. She had a relation with Bond in the past, as shown by [[ArmorPiercingSlap her reaction]] reaction upon seeing him.
him (slapping him).



%%* DeathBySex
%%* DisposableWoman
%%* DressHitsFloor

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%%* DeathBySex
%%* DisposableWoman
%%* DressHitsFloor
* DeathBySex: She's killed after having sex with Bond.
* DisposableWoman: Paris appears for three scenes at most before being killed by Carver for aiding Bond, which makes the whole affair personal for him.
* DressHitsFloor: Bond slips her dress off her shoulders, which then leads to a cut to a ToplessnessFromTheBack shot.



%%* SacrificialLamb
%%* ShesGotLegs
%%* StockingFiller

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%%* SacrificialLamb
%%* ShesGotLegs
%%* StockingFiller
* SacrificialLamb: Paris is presented as having had a close relationship with James Bond (and her actress had prominence in the advertising campaign), then three scenes later she is killed offscreen.
* ShesGotLegs: Her scene after having sex with Bond has her showing them off while she's adjusting her garter, which leads to...
* StockingFiller: She's show adjusting her garter after having sex with Bond, accentuating her legs.



%%* ToplessnessFromTheBack

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%%* * ToplessnessFromTheBack



%%* {{Badass}}

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%%* {{Badass}}-->'''Stamper''': For Carver, ''[slams Bond against steel rafter]'' and for Kaufman, ''[slams Bond against another rafter before throwing him on the overhead]'' I owe you an unpleasant death, Mr. Bond!
* {{Badass}}: He gives what has to be the most physical challenge Bond ever had during Brosnan's era.



%%* TheBrute: He's ''huge'', big enough to tower over the 6'2" Brosnan and strong enough to swing him around one-handed.
%%* DeathGlare
%%* {{Determinator}}

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%%* TheBrute: He's ''huge'', big enough to tower over * DeathGlare: He gives several of these during the 6'2" Brosnan and strong enough to swing course of the film.
* {{Determinator}}: Stamper shrugs off pretty much everything that Bond throws at
him around one-handed.
%%* DeathGlare
%%* {{Determinator}}
during their fight in the climax; it takes Bond trapping him in the firing mechanism of a ''missile'' to defeat him.



%%* MeaningfulName

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%%* MeaningfulName* MeaningfulName: "Stamper" sure sounds a lot like "Stomper", and sure enough, he makes good of that name in his fight with Bond in the climax.



%%* BeardOfEvil

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%%* BeardOfEvil* BeardOfEvil: Has a beard and is in the employ of the BigBad.



%%* TheCracker
%%* EvilGenius

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%%* TheCracker
%%* EvilGenius
* TheCracker: Is described as a "techno-terrorist", which nowadays would be more commonly called a cyberterrorist.
* EvilGenius: He's the one with the knowledge about how the GPS encoder and the missile aimed at Beijing work.



%%* TerroristsWithoutACause
%%* WesternTerrorists

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%%* TerroristsWithoutACause
%%* WesternTerrorists
* TerroristsWithoutACause: The film pretty much states that he sells his talents in terrorism to the highest bidder.
* WesternTerrorists: An American "techno-terrorist".



A professional assassin hired by Carver to kill Bond,[[spoiler: kill Paris and retrieve the GPS encoder]].

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A professional assassin hired by Carver to kill Bond,[[spoiler: Bond, [[spoiler: kill Paris Paris,]] and retrieve the GPS encoder]].
encoder.



%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* DeadlyDoctor
%%* DirtyCoward
%%* EvilIsHammy

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%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* DeadlyDoctor
%%* DirtyCoward
%%* EvilIsHammy
* BaldOfEvil: A bald professional assassin.
* DeadlyDoctor[=/=]MadDoctor: He uses his forensic medicine expertise to cover his tracks.
* DirtyCoward: Kaufman boasts about how he's going to kill Bond and then make it look like a suicide and get off scot-free, but Bond manages to subdue him and is pointing at him with his own gun, Kaufman beg for Bond not to kill him, claiming that he's "just a professional doing a job."
* EvilIsHammy: The good doctor even sounds like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace Professor Zaroff]].
-->'''Kaufman''': Believe me, Mr. Bond, I could shoot you from Stuttgart und still create ze proper effect!



%%* MadDoctor



-->"I am especially good at the celebrity overdose."

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-->"I -->'''Kaufman''': I am especially good at the celebrity overdose."



-->'''Kaufman''': Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!
-->'''Bond''': [[TranquilFury Me]] [[PreMortemOneLiner too.]]
%%* ProfessionalKiller
%%* PsychoForHire
%%* SmugSnake

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-->'''Kaufman''': Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!
-->'''Bond''':
job!\\
'''Bond''':
[[TranquilFury Me]] [[PreMortemOneLiner too.]]
%%* ProfessionalKiller
%%* PsychoForHire
%%* SmugSnake
* ProfessionalKiller: He's one that uses his forensic medicine expertise to his advantage.
* PsychoForHire: He really seems to enjoy the opportunity that being both a killer ''and'' having knowledge of forensic medicine brings to him. Later in the movie it's revealed that he had ''chakra torture'' as a hobby.
* SmugSnake: He speaks arrogantly about his abilities in his "work".



The CIA agent appears again, coming up to James, welcoming him after James successfully retrieved a GPS encoder from Carver's office. He is last seen looking at Bond leaving to look at the wreck not leaving "without saying goodbye".

%%* AmericansAreCowboys

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The CIA agent from ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' appears again, coming up to James, welcoming him after James successfully retrieved a GPS encoder from Carver's office. He is last seen looking at Bond leaving to look at the wreck not leaving "without saying goodbye".

%%* AmericansAreCowboys* AmericansAreCowboys: After the hat and Texan accent from ''[=GoldenEye=]'', now he even looks like a HawaiianShirtedTourist.



%%* HeroOfAnotherStory
* YouLookFamiliar: Joe Don Baker played villain Brad Whitaker in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.

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%%* HeroOfAnotherStory
* YouLookFamiliar: Joe Don Baker played villain Brad Whitaker HeroOfAnotherStory: He and the Americans seem to have their own investigation going on off-screen.
* IWasNeverHere: Just like he previously said
in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.
''[=GoldenEye=]''. But he also adds now that the U.S. has no interest in seeing World War 3 break out [[SelfDeprecation unless they start it]].
10th Aug '15 5:22:19 AM tsstevens
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* GunsAkimbo: In the final assault on Carver's ship, MP5s akimbo, even doing Creator/ChuckNorris justice.
29th Jun '15 11:40:17 AM Hawaii_Knut
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--> '''Carver''': Good morning, my golden retrievers! What kind of havoc shall Carver Media Group create in the world today?
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