History Film / SkyFall

20th Nov '17 9:11:11 AM JohnnyChimpo
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[[TheOneWith The one where]] James Bond implies he [[EveryoneIsBi swings both ways]].

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[[TheOneWith The one where]] James Bond implies jokes that he [[EveryoneIsBi swings both ways]].
18th Nov '17 11:53:31 PM The12thDoctor
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*** When Judy Dench's credits appears, [[FreezeFrameBonus if one pauses it before it disappears]], the background behind the text is a [[spoiler:gravestone, like her name is on it]]. Sure enough, [[spoiler:M dies by the film's end]].

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*** When Judy Judi Dench's credits appears, [[FreezeFrameBonus if one pauses it before it disappears]], the background behind the text is a [[spoiler:gravestone, like her name is on it]]. Sure enough, [[spoiler:M dies by the film's end]].
18th Nov '17 11:52:27 PM The12thDoctor
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*** When Judy Dench's credits appears, [[FreezeFrameBonus if one pauses it before it disappears]], the background behind the text is a [[spoiler:gravestone, like her name is on it]]. Sure enough, [[spoiler:M dies by the film's end]].
3rd Nov '17 11:12:41 PM Premonition45
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* BrokenAesop: Everyone in MI-6 talks about how they're not too young/old for the job, [[FailureHero yet they all fail at everything]]. Bond fails to get to his partner on time and Moneypenny fails to take the shot of the thief. Bond fails his test, fails to reach the informant, then misses the shot-glass. Q falls for the honeypot virus and M falls for the false capture. Finally, [[spoiler:Bond fails to protect M]].
8th Jul '17 3:33:51 PM Ciara25
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** When Bond decides to take the fight (and M) to his ancestral home of Skyfall, they arrive to find that the building's been sold, due to Bond being declared dead. Unfortunately, that means most of the gun collection has also been sold off.

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** When [[spoiler:When Bond decides to take the fight (and M) to his ancestral home of Skyfall, they arrive to find that the building's manor's been sold, due to Bond being declared dead. Unfortunately, that means most of the gun collection has also been sold off. ]]
8th Jul '17 3:31:05 PM Ciara25
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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:After being grazed by a bullet and not receiving proper medical attention, the elderly M bleeds out and dies soon after.]]

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* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:After RealityEnsues:
** When Bond decides to take the fight (and M) to his ancestral home of Skyfall, they arrive to find that the building's been sold, due to Bond
being grazed by a bullet and not receiving proper medical attention, declared dead. Unfortunately, that means most of the elderly M bleeds out and dies soon after.]]gun collection has also been sold off.


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** [[spoiler:After being grazed by a bullet and not receiving proper medical attention, the elderly M bleeds out and dies soon after.]]
13th Jun '17 11:19:06 AM Rebu
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*** Bond hangs around to watch the casino bartender make his drink. No poisoning this time.
12th Jun '17 2:16:51 PM FordPrefect
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* EveryCarIsAPinto: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] when you think about it: The Aston-Martin ''does'' have an ejector seat. And machine guns.

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] when you think about it: The Aston-Martin ''does'' have an ejector seat. seat (and thus the fuel for it). And machine guns.guns (and thus the ammo for them).



** Bond [[spoiler:plants a file in the MI6 system to make Silvia think that M is at Skyfall manor so he can ambush him. Then he actually takes M to Skyfall manor with only himself and an old gamekeeper for protection. Silvia brings 7 or 8 guys (which was the best case scenario for Bond) and M winds up dead.]]

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** Bond [[spoiler:plants a file in the MI6 system to make Silvia Silva think that M is at Skyfall manor so he can ambush him. Then he actually takes M to Skyfall manor with only himself and an old gamekeeper for protection. Silvia Silva brings 7 or 8 guys (which was the best case scenario for Bond) and M winds up dead.]]



* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Silva and a couple of henchmen dress as Metropolitan Police officers when they try to shoot M at the inquiry hearing

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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Silva and a couple of henchmen dress as Metropolitan Police officers when they try to shoot M at the inquiry hearinghearing.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: A point is made that Bond has lost those he used to have, which becomes important a couple of times (expecting him to make a one-handed {{William Telling}} shot with an antique caplock dueling pistol at twenty paces was just ''cruel''). His injury helps him aim his father's rifle properly though since said rifle tends to "aim to the left" and Bond's injury has him incline to the right.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: A point is made that Bond has lost those he used to have, which becomes important a couple of times (expecting him to make a one-handed {{William Telling}} shot with an antique caplock dueling pistol at twenty paces was just ''cruel''). His injury helps him aim his father's rifle properly though properly, though, since said rifle tends to "aim to the left" and Bond's injury has him incline to the right.



*** Anyone who has ever travelled in a deep-level tube train will know how much it rattles when in motion. This one doesn't (presumably because filming in a stationary train is much easier and safer)

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*** Anyone who has ever travelled in a deep-level tube train will know how much it rattles when in motion. This one doesn't (presumably because filming in a stationary train is much easier and safer)safer).



* KangarooCourt: The hearing on M's handling of the crisis rapidly turns into this and Mallory is none too happy about it. It couldn't help that it's because Silva and his men barge in and shoot the place up.

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* KangarooCourt: The hearing on M's handling of the crisis rapidly turns into this this, and Mallory is none too happy about it. It couldn't help that it's because Silva and his men barge in and shoot the place up.



*** Even better: [[spoiler: his last name, Rodriguez is Spanish for son of Roderick, which means he who is rich in glory.]]

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*** Even better: [[spoiler: his last name, Rodriguez name "Rodriguez" is Spanish for son "son of Roderick, Roderick", which means he "he who is rich in glory.glory".]]



* OlderIsBetter: The underlining conflict in the film is if the old MI6 and the double Os are still relevant in the modern, digital world of new threats. [[spoiler:The climax of the film is Bond using this trope, such as using [[CoolCar classic Bond car from the 60's]] since it doesn't have a tracking device, a break open rifle, and simple booby traps.]]

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* OlderIsBetter: The underlining conflict in the film is if the old MI6 and the double Os are still relevant in the modern, digital world of new threats. [[spoiler:The climax of the film is Bond using this trope, such as using [[CoolCar the classic Bond car from the 60's]] since it doesn't have a tracking device, a break open rifle, and simple booby traps.]]



* OriginsEpisode: This film could considered one for the "classic James Bond", as it shows the origins of many well-known elements from the Bond mythos: Moneypenny, her sexually charged banter with Bond, [[spoiler:the male M, his office]], etc. ''Skyfall'' also delves deeper into the origins of Bond himself than any of the preceding movies.

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* OriginsEpisode: This film could be considered one for the "classic James Bond", as it shows the origins of many well-known elements from the Bond mythos: Moneypenny, her sexually charged banter with Bond, [[spoiler:the male M, his office]], etc. ''Skyfall'' also delves deeper into the origins of Bond himself than any of the preceding movies.



* OutsideGenreFoe: Silva is what happens when an outlandish "Dr. No"-style villain invades what was until then a relatively subdued and mostly-realistic spy thriller. The animation he sends M just comes off as ''deranged'' rather than funny or wacky due to how serious everything else is. (Incidentally, Dr. No was jarringly hospitable back in his heyday, so this could be considered the series returning to form).

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* OutsideGenreFoe: Silva is what happens when an outlandish "Dr. No"-style villain invades what was until then a relatively subdued and mostly-realistic spy thriller. The animation he sends M just comes off as ''deranged'' rather than funny or wacky due to how serious everything else is. (Incidentally, Dr. No was jarringly hospitable back in his heyday, so this could be considered the series returning to form).form.)



** Bond and Patrice fight in a half-finished office space that functions as a hall of mirrors. It's also a metaphor for an situation where the truth is hard to discern, sometimes specifically for the spy business.

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** Bond and Patrice fight in a half-finished office space that functions as a hall of mirrors. It's also a metaphor for an a situation where the truth is hard to discern, sometimes specifically for the spy business.



** 'Think On Your Sins' becomes [[spoiler: '[[WhamLine Your Son]] [[ItsPersonal Isn't in HK]]']]

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** 'Think On Your Sins' becomes [[spoiler: '[[WhamLine Your Son]] [[ItsPersonal Isn't in HK]]']]HK]]']].



* ShoePhone: {{Defied|trope}}. According to the new Q they "[[ShooOutTheClowns don't go for that sort of thing any more.]]"

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* ShoePhone: {{Defied|trope}}. According to the new Q Q, they "[[ShooOutTheClowns don't go for that sort of thing any more.]]"



** "Think on your sins" is also a memorable line from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''

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** "Think on your sins" is also a memorable line from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.



** James' parents names are Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix Bond, which is from the novel of ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice''

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** James' parents names are Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix Bond, which is from the novel of ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice''''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.



* SpoilerOpening: The opening theme [[spoiler: foreshadows most of the movie's plot, as well as the final battle at Skyfall. It also mentioned that the titular house is burn down during the battle (i.e. "''Let the Skyfall, when it crumbles''").]]

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* SpoilerOpening: The opening theme [[spoiler: foreshadows most of the movie's plot, as well as the final battle at Skyfall. It also mentioned that the titular house is burn burned down during the battle (i.e. "''Let the Skyfall, when it crumbles''").]]



* VillainousBreakdown: Silva, by the end of things. He had kept his cool throughout the whole movie but once his plans had started to awry, Silva started to break down considerably.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Silva, by the end of things. He had kept his cool throughout the whole movie movie, but once his plans had started to go awry, Silva started to break down considerably.



** Similarly, there's no mention of Quantum in the film, even though they were the GreaterScopeVillain of the two previous films. Silva has no connection to them. [[spoiler:The next film, ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', reveals that Quantum, and even Silva, were connected to SPECTRE as seperate offshoots. Quantum itself was largely disassembled by then, largely ending with Mr. White's radiation poisoning and suicide]].

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** Similarly, there's no mention of Quantum in the film, even though they were the GreaterScopeVillain of the two previous films. Silva has no connection to them. [[spoiler:The next film, ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', reveals that Quantum, and even Silva, were connected to SPECTRE as seperate separate offshoots. Quantum itself was largely disassembled by then, largely ending with Mr. White's radiation poisoning and suicide]].



** ExactWords: the contest was to ''knock'' the glass off her head. [[spoiler:Silva]] did that.

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** ExactWords: the The contest was to ''knock'' the glass off her head. [[spoiler:Silva]] did that.
12th Jun '17 12:33:26 PM FordPrefect
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* AsideGlance: When the MP starts prattling on at the hearing, Mallory gives a subtle, "Oh, come on," look to her/the camera.

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* AsideGlance: When the MP starts prattling on at the hearing, Mallory gives a subtle, subtle "Oh, come on," on" look to her/the camera.



** Also averted: This is the first Bond movie starring Daniel Craig in which he sleeps with a girl who does ''not'' die (The unnamed chick he bangs during the vacation montage. And [[spoiler: possibly Eve as well]]).

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** Also averted: This is the first Bond movie starring Daniel Craig in which he sleeps with a girl who does ''not'' die (The (the unnamed chick he bangs during the vacation montage. And [[spoiler: possibly Eve as well]]).



* ChangingOfTheGuard: By the end of ''Skyfall'', we're introduced to a new Q,[[spoiler: and a new M and Moneypenny.]]

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* ChangingOfTheGuard: By the end of ''Skyfall'', we're introduced to a new Q,[[spoiler: Q, [[spoiler: and a new M and Moneypenny.]]



** {{Played with}} when Bond receives a "palm recognition" gun from Q that only he can fire. [[InvertedTrope Unlike the standard]] Chekhov's Gun, as soon as you see it, you know that at some point, it's *not* going to be fired once-- when a bad guy gets a hold of it and tries to use it. Bond himself [[SubvertedTrope never actually fires it]].

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** {{Played with}} when Bond receives a "palm recognition" gun from Q that only he can fire. [[InvertedTrope Unlike the standard]] Chekhov's Gun, as soon as you see it, you know that at some point, it's *not* going to ''not'' be fired once-- fired-- when a bad guy gets a hold of it and tries to use it. Bond himself [[SubvertedTrope never actually fires it]].



* ChronicallyCrashedCar: [[spoiler:Just like most of Bond's cars the Aston Martin doesn't end the movie in one piece.]]

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* ChronicallyCrashedCar: [[spoiler:Just like most of Bond's cars cars, the Aston Martin doesn't end the movie in one piece.]]



* CompositeCharacter: Silva combines elements of Alec Trevelyan (a former MI6 agent), Boris Grishenko (a genius-level hacker) and Elektra King (emotionally damaged after M, whom she views a quasi-maternal figure, leaves her at the mercy of her captors, and wants to [[spoiler:humiliate and murder M in revenge, using Bond as the tool to reach the older woman]]).

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* CompositeCharacter: Silva combines elements of Alec Trevelyan (a former MI6 agent), Boris Grishenko (a genius-level hacker) and Elektra King (emotionally damaged after M, whom she views as a quasi-maternal figure, leaves her at the mercy of her captors, and wants to [[spoiler:humiliate and murder M in revenge, using Bond as the tool to reach the older woman]]).



*** The painting shown to Patrice's target in Shanghai is [[http://arthistory.about.com/od/lost_and_found/ig/moderne_paris_theft/moderne_theft_0510_04.htm Modigliani's "Woman With a Fan"]], which was stolen in 2010 (apparently, it's appearance here is supposed to imply that Silva was behind the theft). [[Film/DrNo Dr. No's]] lair was adorned with Francisco Goya's "Portrait of The Duke of Wellington", which was stolen in 1961 and its appearance was also supposed to imply that Dr. No was responsible for the theft.

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*** The painting shown to Patrice's target in Shanghai is [[http://arthistory.about.com/od/lost_and_found/ig/moderne_paris_theft/moderne_theft_0510_04.htm Modigliani's "Woman With a Fan"]], which was stolen in 2010 (apparently, it's its appearance here is supposed to imply that Silva was behind the theft). [[Film/DrNo Dr. No's]] lair was adorned with Francisco Goya's "Portrait of The Duke of Wellington", which was stolen in 1961 and its appearance was also supposed to imply that Dr. No was responsible for the theft.



*** Bond's father's old rifle "aims to the left" similar to a rifle crafted by gunsmith Lazar from, who made the gun for a mobster lacking a few fingers, meaning it aims some inches lower.

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*** Bond's father's old rifle "aims to the left" left", similar to a rifle crafted by gunsmith Lazar from, Lazar, who made the gun for a mobster lacking a few fingers, meaning it aims some inches lower.



*** A "signature gun" that only will fire if Bond is using it.

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*** A "signature gun" that will only will fire if Bond is using it.



*** James uses a Caterpillar backhoe during the first train chase

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*** James uses a Caterpillar backhoe during the first train chasechase.



*** The music playing as Bond arrives at the casino in Macau sounds like " You Know My Name ".

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*** The music playing as Bond arrives at the casino in Macau sounds like " You "You Know My Name ".Name".



* TheCracker: Silva

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* TheCracker: SilvaSilva.



* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:After all his fancy misdirection and techno-tricks fail to kill M, Silva just sends a bunch of men with guns. [[SubvertedTrope Which turn out to be just softening them up for his attack copter]] and more men with guns. Ironically, the first group actually succeeded (if you pay attention), she just hadn't died yet.]]

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* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:After all his fancy misdirection and techno-tricks fail to kill M, Silva just sends a bunch of men with guns. [[SubvertedTrope Which turn out to be just softening them up for his attack copter]] and more men with guns. Ironically, the first group actually succeeded (if you pay attention), she took a mortal wound and just hadn't died yet.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: The film in general, as befits the Craig-era Bond. Particularly the credit sequence. Normally consisting of the jiggling, gyrating silhouettes of nubile women, now full of numerous scenes of death and destruction and the song itself is probably the darkest in Bond history.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The film in general, as befits the Craig-era Bond. Particularly the credit sequence. Normally consisting of the jiggling, gyrating silhouettes of nubile women, now full of numerous scenes of death and destruction destruction, and the song itself is probably the darkest in Bond history.



* DirtyCop: "Constable" Silva and a couple of his men shoot up an inquiry board hearing

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* DirtyCop: "Constable" Silva and a couple of his men shoot up an inquiry board hearinghearing.



** As well as his line about how "we can eat each other. . .hmm?", which he says while touching Bond suggestively.

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** As well as his line about how "we can eat each other. . .other... hmm?", which he says while touching Bond suggestively.



* DressingAsTheEnemy: Inverted: Silva and his men dress as police constables to attack M.

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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Inverted: A variation. Silva and his men dress as police constables to attack M.



* DyingTruce: [[spoiler:when Bond finishes off Silva with a thrown knife to the back, neither have any weapons left anyway. But neither of them attempt to fight or finish each other off more quickly, just staring each other down and allowing Bond to give a signature one-liner just before Silva finally keels over.]]

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* DyingTruce: [[spoiler:when Bond finishes off Silva with a thrown knife to the back, neither have any weapons left anyway. But neither of them attempt to fight or finish each other off more quickly, just staring each other down and allowing Bond to give a signature one-liner just right before Silva finally keels over.]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Just prior to Silva's on-camera appearance, Bond's taken to an open-air server network in a dusty, deserted city. Such an environment would make the computers degrade quickly -- essentially, hardware that'd self-dispose about when Silva presumably no longer needs it. Indeed, [[spoiler: Silva's planning to be caught shortly after this encounter, and does.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Just prior to Silva's on-camera appearance, Bond's taken to an open-air server network in a dusty, deserted city. Such an environment would make the computers degrade quickly -- essentially, hardware that'd self-dispose about when Silva presumably no longer needs it. Indeed, [[spoiler: Silva's planning to be caught shortly after this encounter, and does.he is.]]



* Cue a Tube train dropping down*

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* Cue *Cue a Tube train dropping down*



* FailureHero: Bond fails at every objective he has during the movie: he loses the MI6 hard drive; allows an assassin to kill a politician; fails to get information from said assassin; fails to protect the mole; [[spoiler:falls into Silva's trap; fails to stop Silva escaping; fails to stop several deaths in Parliament; loses Skyfall Manor; kills Silva instead of letting him rot in prison; and finally fails to protect M.]] The only positive thing that can be said is that he survives. In a sense this is exactly the way Ian Fleming first conceived of Bond.

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* FailureHero: Bond fails at every objective he has during the movie: he loses the MI6 hard drive; allows an assassin to kill a politician; fails to get information from said assassin; fails to protect the mole; [[spoiler:falls into Silva's trap; fails to stop Silva escaping; fails to stop several deaths in Parliament; loses Skyfall Manor; kills Silva instead of letting him rot in prison; and finally fails to protect M.]] The only positive thing that can be said is that he survives. In a sense sense, this is exactly the way Ian Fleming first conceived of Bond.



*** Though it's more likely [[spoiler: Kincade assumed he heard "Em"]] and that it would be nice to be formal. They didn't have the heart, [[YouDidntAsk nor saw the necessity]], to correct him.

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*** Though it's more likely [[spoiler: Kincade assumed he heard "Em"]] and that it would be nice to be formal. They didn't have the heart, [[YouDidntAsk nor saw and didn't see the necessity]], to correct him.



** Bond's brilliant quartermaster, Q (Creator/BenWhishaw), returns to the franchise.. and is in many ways a painful subversion. While is a hacking savant, he belittles field work and the very gadgets his branch has traditionally been in charge of, and acts as though the radio he produced is really a revolutionary design rather than something Q Branch had been doing for quite some time before him. [[spoiler: This is all tragically deconstructed when Silva plays him for a fool and dozens of people wind up dead because of it.]]

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** Bond's brilliant quartermaster, Q (Creator/BenWhishaw), returns to the franchise.. and is in many ways a painful subversion. While he is a hacking savant, he belittles field work and the very gadgets his branch has traditionally been in charge of, and acts as though the radio he produced is really a revolutionary design rather than something Q Branch had been doing for quite some time before him. [[spoiler: This is all tragically deconstructed when Silva plays him for a fool and dozens of people wind up dead because of it.]]



* GoryDiscretionShot: After Bond struggles with his unsteady hand during the WilliamTelling contest, trying desperately to avoid unneeded casualties, [[YouHaveFailedMe Silva doesn't try]]. '''[[BoomHeadshot At all]]'''. But the only results we're shown is the tumbler of scotch hitting the ground.
* GPSEvidence: Depleted uranium bullets, used by a few mercenaries/ assassins as a calling card. Here are their photographs.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: After Bond struggles with his unsteady hand during the WilliamTelling contest, trying desperately to avoid unneeded casualties, [[YouHaveFailedMe Silva doesn't try]]. '''[[BoomHeadshot At all]]'''. But the only results we're shown is the tumbler of scotch hitting the ground.
ground, and later Severine's upper body slumped over from where she was tied up.
* GPSEvidence: Depleted uranium bullets, used by a few mercenaries/ assassins mercenaries/assassins as a calling card. Here are their photographs.
12th Jun '17 12:07:05 PM FordPrefect
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** "Skyfall," is mentioned early on, and is the only part of the word association test that he doesn't have a witty response to. It turns out to be [[spoiler: his family home, where he lived after his parents died in a freak accident.]]

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** "Skyfall," "Skyfall" is mentioned early on, and is the only part of the word association test that he doesn't have a witty response to. It turns out to be [[spoiler: his family home, where he lived after his parents died in a freak accident.]]
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