History Film / JamesBond

24th Sep '17 6:17:07 AM Njein
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*** [[TheAlcoholic Alcoholism]]. James Bond drinks a lot, though more so in the novels than in the films — this actually became a major problem for him in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', where Bond goes completely off the rails after [[TheLostLenore his wife's death]], drunkenly wandering about London, [[SanitySlippage thinking irrationally]] and getting ''multiple hangovers'' on a daily basis. This also became a major problem for him in the Creator/DanielCraig era.

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*** [[TheAlcoholic Alcoholism]]. James Bond drinks a lot, though more so in the novels than in the films — and this actually became a major problem for him in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', where Bond goes completely off the rails after [[TheLostLenore his wife's death]], drunkenly wandering about London, [[SanitySlippage thinking irrationally]] and getting ''multiple hangovers'' on a daily basis. This also became a major problem for him in the Creator/DanielCraig era.



*** [[BigBadWannabe Hai Fat's]] fatal weakness is his [[SmugSnake smugness]], as he thinks that his DragonInChief Scaramanga is subordinate to him, but [[RedBaron the Man with the Golden Gun]] proves him wrong in the [[DeadlyEuphemism most painful way]].

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*** [[BigBadWannabe Hai Fat's]] fatal weakness is his [[SmugSnake smugness]], as he thinks that his DragonInChief Scaramanga is subordinate junior to him, but [[RedBaron the Man with the Golden Gun]] proves him wrong in the [[DeadlyEuphemism most painful way]].



*** Xenia Onatopp and her sadistic behavior — murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov. [[spoiler:It ultimately backfires on her, as while trying to torturing 007 with her MurderousThighs, Bond is able to connect the rope she rappelled down to her safety harness, grab her AK-74 rifle, and shoots down the helicopter with her rifle. The harness pulls Onatopp off Bond and sends her flying, screaming, into the crotch of a tree, with her safety harness ironically crushing her to death. Bond quips, "[[BondOneLiner She always did enjoy a good squeeze]]."]]

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*** Xenia Onatopp and her sadistic behavior — murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov. [[spoiler:It ultimately backfires on her, as while trying to torturing 007 with her MurderousThighs, Bond is able to connect the rope she rappelled down to her safety harness, grab her AK-74 rifle, and shoots down shoot the helicopter down with her rifle. The harness pulls Onatopp off Bond and sends her flying, screaming, into the crotch of a tree, with her safety harness ironically crushing her to death. Bond quips, "[[BondOneLiner She always did enjoy a good squeeze]]."]]
16th Sep '17 6:16:10 PM Njein
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*** [[TheCasanova His womanizing nature]]. Many of the [[BigBad villains]] in the franchise have remarked upon 007's fatal weakness for women, and they use it against him to some degree.

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*** [[TheCasanova His womanizing nature]]. Many of the [[BigBad villains]] in the franchise have remarked upon 007's fatal weakness for women, and they use it against him to some degree.degree of success.



*** EvilCannotComprehendGood and ItsAllAboutMe are recurring fatal weaknesses for many of them — since most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear to 007 that they're just talking about themselves and their selfishness, as they're trying to [[PsychologicalProjection psychologically project their viewpoint]] [[HannibalLecture and explain his own flaws]] while trying to justify themselves, only for Bond to make a sarcastic but accurate remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]].

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*** EvilCannotComprehendGood and ItsAllAboutMe are recurring fatal weaknesses for many of them — since most many of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain rant about their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear to 007 that they're just talking about themselves and their selfishness, as they're trying using PsychologicalProjection to [[PsychologicalProjection psychologically project explain their viewpoint]] POV by justifying their causes [[HannibalLecture and explain his point out 007's own flaws]] while trying to justify themselves, flaws]], only for Bond to make a sarcastic but accurate remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]].



** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': Scaramanga holds 007 in too high of a regard. The novel version is opposite – Scaramanga held a dim view of James Bond and underestimated the threat 007 posed to him.

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** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'':
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Scaramanga holds 007 in too high of a regard. The novel version is opposite – Scaramanga held a dim view of James Bond and underestimated the threat 007 posed to him.him.
*** [[BigBadWannabe Hai Fat's]] fatal weakness is his [[SmugSnake smugness]], as he thinks that his DragonInChief Scaramanga is subordinate to him, but [[RedBaron the Man with the Golden Gun]] proves him wrong in the [[DeadlyEuphemism most painful way]].



** ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'': RenegadeRussian General Orlov's HairTriggerTemper causes him to snap at people while arguing with them, seen most prominently in his confrontations with both General Gogol and James Bond. And he was also an [[TheSociopath insane psychopath]], [[LackOfEmpathy not caring]] that thousands of people would die in the ensuing mayhem due to his plan to invade Western Europe, and had a manic fixation of the Warsaw Pact gaining full control of Europe and isolating the United States. Add in the fact that he clearly doesn't understand that [[MutuallyAssuredDestruction the United States would retaliate with an equal amount of force]], resulting in World War III, which would basically leave no winners.

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** ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'': RenegadeRussian General Orlov's HairTriggerTemper causes him to frequently snap at people while arguing with them, seen most prominently in his confrontations notably with both 007 and General Gogol and James Bond. Gogol, who opposed his plans. And he was also an [[TheSociopath insane psychopath]], [[LackOfEmpathy not caring]] that thousands of people millions would die in the ensuing mayhem due to his plan to invade Western Europe, and had a manic fixation of the Warsaw Pact USSR gaining full control of Europe and isolating the United States. Add in the fact that he clearly doesn't understand realize that [[MutuallyAssuredDestruction the United States Americans would retaliate with an equal amount of force]], equally]], resulting in World War III, which would basically leave no winners.



** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'': [[GeneralFailure Brad Whitaker]] is a SmugSnake and acts like a real military commander, but he gets outwitted by Bond.
*** [[spoiler:[[RenegadeRussian Georgi Koskov]] and his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. A corrupt and two-timing Russian general, he first backstabs his fellow countrymen by falsely blaming KGB head Pushkin as the mastermind of a plot to kill off American and British spies, knowing that the setup will lead to Pushkin's death, with Bond as the assassin. With Pushkin out of the way, he will then engage in a three-way arms deal with Brad Whitaker and Colonel Feyador in Afghanistan to obtain valuable opium. Once the deal ends, Koskov will return to Russia with arms from the deal that gave them the payoff for the opium, a promise that the defection was an undercover assignment from Pushkin, and with Bond in tow, it's implied that he'll seize control of the KGB. He also fools the British into thinking he's defecting to the West, tries to manipulate Kara Milovy into distrusting Bond, and even tried to pin the blame on Whitaker when all things went south. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty But by then]], nobody's buying his lies, as everybody saw through his deceptive nature. After being exposed, Pushkin promptly arrests him to be sent back to Moscow, where he will be executed for his crimes. He also ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard and SmugSnake, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]

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** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'': ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'':
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[[GeneralFailure Brad Whitaker]] is a SmugSnake and acts like a real military commander, but he gets outwitted by Bond.
*** [[spoiler:[[RenegadeRussian Georgi Koskov]] and his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. A corrupt and two-timing Russian general, he first backstabs his fellow countrymen by falsely blaming KGB head Pushkin as the mastermind of a plot to kill off American and British spies, knowing that the setup will lead to Pushkin's death, with Bond as the assassin. With Pushkin out of the way, he will then engage in a three-way arms deal with Brad Whitaker and Colonel Feyador in Afghanistan to obtain valuable opium. Once the deal ends, Koskov will return to Russia with arms from the deal that gave them the payoff for the opium, a promise that the defection was an undercover assignment from Pushkin, and with Bond in tow, it's implied that he'll seize control of the KGB. He also fools the British into thinking he's defecting to the West, tries to manipulate Kara Milovy into distrusting Bond, and even tried to pin the blame on Whitaker when all things went south. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty But by then]], nobody's buying his lies, as everybody saw through his deceptive nature. After being exposed, and Pushkin promptly arrests has him arrested to be sent back to Moscow, where he will be executed for his crimes.treachery. He also ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard and SmugSnake, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]



*** Xenia Onatopp and her sadistic behavior — murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov.

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*** Xenia Onatopp and her sadistic behavior — murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov. [[spoiler:It ultimately backfires on her, as while trying to torturing 007 with her MurderousThighs, Bond is able to connect the rope she rappelled down to her safety harness, grab her AK-74 rifle, and shoots down the helicopter with her rifle. The harness pulls Onatopp off Bond and sends her flying, screaming, into the crotch of a tree, with her safety harness ironically crushing her to death. Bond quips, "[[BondOneLiner She always did enjoy a good squeeze]]."]]



** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'': Le Chiffre's [[SmugSnake complete overconfidence]], along with his [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness compulsive]] [[TheGamblingAddict gambling addiction]] prove to be his fatal weaknesses — his habit of gambling his clients' money in order to bolster the riches that he would gain as a result of his success backfired violently when 007 foiled his plot to blow up a prototype plane at Miami Airport. In a desperate bid to recoup the money, Le Chiffre impulsively then sets up and enters a high-stakes Texas hold 'em tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro before his bosses find out that he blew up their money on his [[TheGamblingAddict self-destructive gambling addiction]]. Again, Bond foils him again at the poker game. In both attempts, it is clear that Le Chiffre showed a [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness dangerous level of desperation, fear and paranoia, impulsively]] falling back on his [[TheGamblingAddict self-destructive gambling addiction]] in order to repay his bosses. The [[Literature/CasinoRoyale literary version of Le Chiffre]] also displays the same weaknesses of overconfidence and impulsive gambling habit.

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** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'': Le Chiffre's [[SmugSnake complete overconfidence]], along with his [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness compulsive]] [[TheGamblingAddict gambling addiction]] prove to be his fatal weaknesses — his habit of gambling betting on his clients' money in order to bolster the riches that he would gain as a result of his success backfired violently when 007 foiled his plot to blow up a prototype plane at Miami Airport. In a desperate bid to recoup the money, Le Chiffre impulsively then sets up and enters a high-stakes Texas hold 'em tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro before his bosses find out that he blew up their money on his [[TheGamblingAddict self-destructive gambling addiction]]. Again, Bond foils him again at the poker game. In both attempts, it is clear that Le Chiffre showed a [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness dangerous level of desperation, fear and paranoia, impulsively]] paranoia]] by repeatedly falling back on his [[TheGamblingAddict self-destructive gambling addiction]] habit]] in order to repay his bosses. The [[Literature/CasinoRoyale literary version of Le Chiffre]] also displays had the same weaknesses problems of overconfidence and an impulsive gambling habit.
1st Sep '17 9:19:03 PM Njein
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*** EvilCannotComprehendGood and ItsAllAboutMe are recurring fatal weaknesses for many of them — since most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear to 007 that they're just talking about themselves and their selfishness, as they're trying to [[PsychologicalProjection psychologically project their viewpoint]] [[HannibalLecture and explain his own flaws]], only for Bond to make a sarcastic but accurate remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]].

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*** EvilCannotComprehendGood and ItsAllAboutMe are recurring fatal weaknesses for many of them — since most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear to 007 that they're just talking about themselves and their selfishness, as they're trying to [[PsychologicalProjection psychologically project their viewpoint]] [[HannibalLecture and explain his own flaws]], flaws]] while trying to justify themselves, only for Bond to make a sarcastic but accurate remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]].
31st Aug '17 1:32:35 PM Njein
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** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': Dr. Kananga's [[{{Pride}} his bloated ego]] brings him down. [[BondOneLiner As quipped by Bond]]: "[[SmallNameBigEgo He always did have an inflated opinion of himself]]."

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** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': Dr. Kananga's [[{{Pride}} his bloated ego]] brings him down. [[BondOneLiner As quipped by Bond]]: "[[SmallNameBigEgo He always did have an inflated opinion of himself]]."
31st Aug '17 1:27:41 PM Njein
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*** EvilCannotComprehendGood is a recurring fatal weakness for many of them — since most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear to 007 that they're just talking about themselves and their selfishness, as they're trying to [[PsychologicalProjection psychologically project their viewpoint]] [[HannibalLecture and explain his own flaws]], only for Bond to make a sarcastic but accurate remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]].
*** BondVillainStupidity. Their tendency [[EvilGloating to gloat about their plans]] and how they will kill Bond is another problem, as by then, 007 has already cooked up a plan B to escape and find a way to destroy the baddies. They are determined to justify themselves and their causes to Bond, giving him just enough time to escape and defeat the villains.

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*** EvilCannotComprehendGood is a and ItsAllAboutMe are recurring fatal weakness weaknesses for many of them — since most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear to 007 that they're just talking about themselves and their selfishness, as they're trying to [[PsychologicalProjection psychologically project their viewpoint]] [[HannibalLecture and explain his own flaws]], only for Bond to make a sarcastic but accurate remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]].
*** BondVillainStupidity. Their tendency [[EvilGloating to gloat about their plans]] and how they will kill Bond is another problem, as by then, 007 has already cooked up a plan B to escape and find a way to destroy the baddies. [[PsychologicalProjection They are determined to justify themselves and their causes to Bond, Bond]], giving him just enough time to escape and defeat the villains.



*** In the novels, apart from his [[ItsAllAboutMe inflated ego]] and [[EvilIsPetty tendency to]] [[BadBoss kill minions for minor reasons]], the MagicPlasticSurgery he does to radically alter himself [[KarmaHoudini in order to escape justice]] in both ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' and ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' comes with the [[SanitySlippage price of slowly losing his grip on sanity]]. By ''You Only Live Twice'', he's completely into VillainousBreakdown mode.

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*** In the novels, apart from his [[ItsAllAboutMe inflated ego]] and [[EvilIsPetty tendency to]] [[BadBoss kill minions for minor reasons]], the MagicPlasticSurgery he constantly does to radically alter himself [[KarmaHoudini in order to escape justice]] in both ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' and ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' comes with the [[SanitySlippage price of slowly losing his grip on sanity]]. By ''You Only Live Twice'', he's completely into VillainousBreakdown mode.



** ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'': RenegadeRussian General Orlov's HairTriggerTemper causes him to snap at people while arguing with them, seen most prominently in his confrontations with both General Gogol and James Bond. And he was also an [[TheSociopath insane sociopath]], [[LackOfEmpathy not caring]] that thousands of people would die in the ensuing mayhem due to his plan to invade Western Europe, and had a manic fixation of the Warsaw Pact gaining full control of Europe and isolating the United States.

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** ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'': RenegadeRussian General Orlov's HairTriggerTemper causes him to snap at people while arguing with them, seen most prominently in his confrontations with both General Gogol and James Bond. And he was also an [[TheSociopath insane sociopath]], psychopath]], [[LackOfEmpathy not caring]] that thousands of people would die in the ensuing mayhem due to his plan to invade Western Europe, and had a manic fixation of the Warsaw Pact gaining full control of Europe and isolating the United States.States. Add in the fact that he clearly doesn't understand that [[MutuallyAssuredDestruction the United States would retaliate with an equal amount of force]], resulting in World War III, which would basically leave no winners.



*** [[spoiler:[[RenegadeRussian Georgi Koskov]] and his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. A corrupt and two-timing Russian general, he first backstabs his fellow countrymen by falsely blaming KGB head Pushkin as the mastermind of a plot to kill off American and British spies, knowing that the setup will lead to Pushkin's death, with Bond as the assassin. With Pushkin out of the way, he will then engage in a three-way arms deal with Brad Whitaker and Colonel Feyador in Afghanistan to obtain valuable opium. Once the deal ends, Koskov will return to Russia with arms from the deal that gave them the payoff for the opium, a promise that the defection was an undercover assignment from Pushkin, and with Bond in tow, it's implied that he'll seize control of the KGB. He also fools the British into thinking he's defecting to the West, tries to manipulate Kara Milovy into distrusting Bond, and even tried to pin the blame on Whitaker when all things went south. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty But by then]], nobody's buying his lies, saw through his deceptive nature. After being exposed, Pushkin promptly orders his arrest, and has him deported back to Moscow, where the government will have him executed. He also ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard and SmugSnake, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]

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*** [[spoiler:[[RenegadeRussian Georgi Koskov]] and his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. A corrupt and two-timing Russian general, he first backstabs his fellow countrymen by falsely blaming KGB head Pushkin as the mastermind of a plot to kill off American and British spies, knowing that the setup will lead to Pushkin's death, with Bond as the assassin. With Pushkin out of the way, he will then engage in a three-way arms deal with Brad Whitaker and Colonel Feyador in Afghanistan to obtain valuable opium. Once the deal ends, Koskov will return to Russia with arms from the deal that gave them the payoff for the opium, a promise that the defection was an undercover assignment from Pushkin, and with Bond in tow, it's implied that he'll seize control of the KGB. He also fools the British into thinking he's defecting to the West, tries to manipulate Kara Milovy into distrusting Bond, and even tried to pin the blame on Whitaker when all things went south. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty But by then]], nobody's buying his lies, as everybody saw through his deceptive nature. After being exposed, Pushkin promptly orders his arrest, and has arrests him deported to be sent back to Moscow, where the government he will have him executed.be executed for his crimes. He also ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard and SmugSnake, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]



*** Xenia Onatopp and her sadistic behavior - murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov.

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*** Xenia Onatopp and her sadistic behavior - — murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov.



** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'': Le Chiffre's complete overconfidence, along with his [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness compulsive]] [[TheGamblingAddict gambling addiction]] prove to be his fatal weaknesses - his habit of gambling his clients' money in order to bolster the riches that he would gain as a result of his success backfired violently on him when James Bond foiled his plot to blow up Miami Airport. In a desperate bid to recoup the money, Le Chiffre then sets up and enters a high-stakes Texas hold 'em tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro before his bosses find out that he blew up their money on his [[TheGamblingAddict self-destructive gambling addiction]].

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** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'': Le Chiffre's [[SmugSnake complete overconfidence, overconfidence]], along with his [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness compulsive]] [[TheGamblingAddict gambling addiction]] prove to be his fatal weaknesses - — his habit of gambling his clients' money in order to bolster the riches that he would gain as a result of his success backfired violently on him when James Bond 007 foiled his plot to blow up a prototype plane at Miami Airport. In a desperate bid to recoup the money, Le Chiffre impulsively then sets up and enters a high-stakes Texas hold 'em tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro before his bosses find out that he blew up their money on his [[TheGamblingAddict self-destructive gambling addiction]].addiction]]. Again, Bond foils him again at the poker game. In both attempts, it is clear that Le Chiffre showed a [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness dangerous level of desperation, fear and paranoia, impulsively]] falling back on his [[TheGamblingAddict self-destructive gambling addiction]] in order to repay his bosses. The [[Literature/CasinoRoyale literary version of Le Chiffre]] also displays the same weaknesses of overconfidence and impulsive gambling habit.
27th Aug '17 10:58:53 AM Njein
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*** Following the FinalBattle at the end, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Ernst Stavro Blofeld]]]] is severely injured following his helicopter crashing onto the Westminster Bridge. As he crawls away from the wreckage, [[spoiler:Blofeld]] tries to goad 007 into killing him. But 007, after some initial hesitation, [[spoiler:[[NotWorthKilling refuses to do so]], stating that he's "out of bullets" and tosses away his gun, symbolically meaning that despite being a ProfessionalKiller, there are certain [[MoralEventHorizon moral lines]] that [[EveryoneHasStandards even Bond isn't willing to cross]], fully knowing that doing so will only make his problems worse and make him just as monstrous than Blofeld. This also leaves Blofeld a bit [[EvilCannotComprehendGood perplexed at 007's refusal to do so and as to why he chose to spare him]], despite acknowledging his capture and the CainAndAbel relationship between the two.]]


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*** In the novels, apart from his [[ItsAllAboutMe inflated ego]] and [[EvilIsPetty tendency to]] [[BadBoss kill minions for minor reasons]], the MagicPlasticSurgery he does to radically alter himself [[KarmaHoudini in order to escape justice]] in both ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' and ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' comes with the [[SanitySlippage price of slowly losing his grip on sanity]]. By ''You Only Live Twice'', he's completely into VillainousBreakdown mode.
26th Aug '17 2:21:45 PM Njein
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** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': Scaramanga holds 007 in too high of a regard. The novel version is opposite -- Scaramanga held a dim view of James Bond and underestimated the threat 007 posed to him.

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** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': Scaramanga holds 007 in too high of a regard. The novel version is opposite -- – Scaramanga held a dim view of James Bond and underestimated the threat 007 posed to him.



** ''Film/LicenceToKill'': Franz Sanchez and his obsession with personal loyalty. Throughout the film, 007 drops hints to Sanchez that his henchmen are plotting to betray him. And because Sanchez [[EvilCannotComprehendGood doesn’t really understand loyalty (and the fact that it is a two-way street, essentially)]], he believes the lies. He thinks loyalty is only bottom-up, not top-down. And because he is not loyal to those around him, it is easy for Sanchez to believe the worst of them.

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*** [[spoiler:[[RenegadeRussian Georgi Koskov]] and his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. A corrupt and two-timing Russian general, he first backstabs his fellow countrymen by falsely blaming KGB head Pushkin as the mastermind of a plot to kill off American and British spies, knowing that the setup will lead to Pushkin's death, with Bond as the assassin. With Pushkin out of the way, he will then engage in a three-way arms deal with Brad Whitaker and Colonel Feyador in Afghanistan to obtain valuable opium. Once the deal ends, Koskov will return to Russia with arms from the deal that gave them the payoff for the opium, a promise that the defection was an undercover assignment from Pushkin, and with Bond in tow, it's implied that he'll seize control of the KGB. He also fools the British into thinking he's defecting to the West, tries to manipulate Kara Milovy into distrusting Bond, and even tried to pin the blame on Whitaker when all things went south. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty But by then]], nobody's buying his lies, saw through his deceptive nature. After being exposed, Pushkin promptly orders his arrest, and has him deported back to Moscow, where the government will have him executed. He also ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard and SmugSnake, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]
** ''Film/LicenceToKill'': Franz Sanchez and his obsession with personal loyalty. Throughout the film, 007 drops hints to Sanchez that his henchmen are plotting to betray him. And because Sanchez [[EvilCannotComprehendGood doesn’t really truly understand loyalty (and the fact that it is a two-way street, essentially)]], he believes the lies. He thinks loyalty is only bottom-up, not top-down. And because he is not loyal to those around him, it is easy for Sanchez to believe the worst of them.



** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': Elliot Carver's [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissism]] are a major problem, going so far as to decorate his headquarters and other places pertaining to his media empire, with tapestries and over sized banners that bear his visage. His EvilPlan to have China and the United Kingdom go to war against each other just to arrange a broadcasting deal with the new Chinese government shows his selfish behavior.

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** ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': Elliot Carver's [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissism]] are is a major problem, going so far as to decorate his headquarters and other places pertaining to his media empire, with tapestries and over sized banners that bear his visage. His EvilPlan to have China and the United Kingdom go to war against each other just to arrange a broadcasting deal with the new Chinese government shows his selfish behavior.behavior.
** ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'': Elektra King and her DaddyIssues.
26th Aug '17 9:46:40 AM erforce
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: This is a recurring flaw of many of the Bond villains — because most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs and psychopaths who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear they're just talking about themselves and their selfish motives, as they're trying to [[HannibalLecture psychologically project their viewpoint and flaws unto him]], only for Bond to make a sarcastic remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]]. For example:
** ''Film/DrNo'': [[MadScientist Dr. No]] explains his motive to join SPECTRE, claims that it's led by geniuses, and dismisses 007 as a "stupid policeman", only for Bond to sarcastically quip that SPECTRE is led by "criminal brains".
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': Francisco Scaramanga attempts to invoke the NotSoDifferent card on Bond, sardonically mocking that he only works for "peanuts, a hearty well done from Her Majesty the Queen, and a pittance of a pension", only for 007 to shut him down by telling that he's full of a "four-letter word".
** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': When asked by Solitare about Kananga/Mr. Big's death, 007 [[BondOneLine quips that he had an]] [[ItsAllAboutMe over-inflated opinion of himself]].
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'': In the opening, Ernst Stavro Blofeld ''[[VillainousBreakdown pathetically]]'' [[VillainousBreakdown tries to offer Bond a delicatessen in stainless steel in an attempt to be let go]], but 007 won't have any and drops him down a smokestack, killing him for good.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'': When [[spoiler:Alec Trevelyan]]/Janus explains how he plans to steal from the Bank of England and cover it up with an EMP blast from his KillSat [[spoiler:as part of his revenge against the British government for having his parents killed]], Bond retorts by saying that this still doesn't justify his crimes, it still "boils down to petty theft", and that he's nothing more than a "common thief", which does [[VillainousBreakdown infuriate]] [[spoiler:Trevelyan]].
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': When [[spoiler:Colonel Tan-Sun Moon]]/Gustav Graves attempts to explain his EvilPlan to his father General Moon, he simply disowns him, telling that [[IHaveNoSon his son died the day]] [[spoiler:[[IHaveNoSon he plunged into the waterfall]].]]
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'':
*** Franz Oberhauser/[[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] claims that he and [[spoiler:[[TheMole Max Denbigh/C]]]] are visionaries, only for Bond to mockingly say that they're not "visionaries", but insane megalomaniacs. "Psychiatric wards are full of them."
*** [[spoiler:After C/Max Denbigh is revealed to be TheMole within the British government and a member of SPECTRE who's in cahoots with Blofeld, he attempts to explain why DemocracyIsBad, TheEvilsOfFreeWill, that it's a CrapsackWorld out there and how the "[[BigBrotherIsWatching Nine Eyes]]" program and [[KnightTemplar total surveillance will work]] by calling M a "total moron", only for M to [[ShutUpHannibal shut him down]] by calling him "careless".]]
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* ''Climax!: Casino Royale'' (Barry Nelson, 1954) [[note]]The first screen adaptation of a Bond novel. A one-hour episode of a TV anthology starring American actor Barry Nelson as James Bond.[[/note]]

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* ''Climax!: Casino Royale'' (Barry Nelson, 1954) [[note]]The first screen adaptation of a Bond novel. A one-hour episode of a the ''Climax!'' TV anthology series starring American actor Barry Nelson as James Bond.[[/note]]
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A {{long runn|ers}}ing (and certainly the best known) {{film}} [[SeriesFranchise franchise]] based on Creator/IanFleming's [[Literature/JamesBond novel series]] about British secret agent James Bond, code-named [[YouAreNumberSix 007]]. Over its decades long run, the franchise has featured [[TheOtherDarrin six different Bonds]], [[TropeCodifier codified]] TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction, and ranged in tone from [[ToneShift comedic to gritty]].

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A {{long runn|ers}}ing (and certainly the best known) {{film}} [[SeriesFranchise franchise]] based on Creator/IanFleming's [[Literature/JamesBond novel series]] about British secret agent James Bond, code-named [[YouAreNumberSix 007]]. Over its decades long run, the franchise has featured [[TheOtherDarrin six different Bonds]], [[TropeCodifier codified]] TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction, and ranged in tone from [[ToneShift comedic to gritty]].
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