History Film / TheWorldIsNotEnough

23rd Mar '18 5:35:53 AM DrOO7
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* ProlongedPrologue: To a great degree. The {{Cold Opening}}s are a Bond tradition, but this one is ''14 minutes'' long, during which Bond recovers money taken from another 00 agent, the money is returned to Elektra King's father, and then said money is rigged to blow him up, and Bond subsequently engages the cigar woman in a boat chase. The filmmakers originally intended for the "get the money" scene in Bilbao to be the cold opening followed by the dancing oil lady credits, [[Irony but test audiences thought that scene was too short]].

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* ProlongedPrologue: To a great degree. The {{Cold Opening}}s are a Bond tradition, but this one is ''14 minutes'' long, during which Bond recovers money taken from another 00 agent, the money is returned to Elektra King's father, and then said money is rigged to blow him up, and Bond subsequently engages the cigar woman in a boat chase. The filmmakers originally intended for the "get the money" scene in Bilbao to be the cold opening followed by the dancing oil lady credits, [[Irony [[{{Irony}} but test audiences thought that scene was too short]].
23rd Mar '18 5:31:31 AM DrOO7
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* BleedEmAndWeep: After shooting dead [[spoiler: Elektra King]], Bond leans over her body and strokes her hair, clearly shaken by what he's done. Pretty significant for a trained assassin.
18th Mar '18 9:25:51 AM AndyLA
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* The franchise's first (and so far only) female BigBad. [[note]]Rosa Klebb from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' was close to this as that film's primary villain, but she was TheHeavy / TheDragon to Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Also, while the title character from ''Film/Octopussy'' was initially set to be this, she switched sides in the middle of the film to help Bond.[[/note]]

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* The franchise's first (and so far only) female BigBad. [[note]]Rosa Klebb from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' was close to this as that film's primary villain, but she was TheHeavy / TheDragon to Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Also, while the title character from ''Film/Octopussy'' ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' was initially set to be this, she switched sides in the middle of the film to help Bond.[[/note]]
18th Mar '18 9:25:10 AM AndyLA
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* The franchise's first (and so far only) female BigBad. [[note]]Rosa Klebb from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' was close to this as that film's primary villain, but she was TheHeavy / TheDragon to Ernst Stavro Blofeld[[/note]]

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* The franchise's first (and so far only) female BigBad. [[note]]Rosa Klebb from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' was close to this as that film's primary villain, but she was TheHeavy / TheDragon to Ernst Stavro Blofeld[[/note]]Blofeld. Also, while the title character from ''Film/Octopussy'' was initially set to be this, she switched sides in the middle of the film to help Bond.[[/note]]
27th Feb '18 3:19:53 AM Saveelich
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* The old Q retires after 36 years of service.

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* The old Q (Creator/DesmondLlewelyn) retires after 36 years of service.
11th Feb '18 4:08:09 PM LtFedora
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''The Cigar Girl points her gun towards a gas canister''
-->'''Bond''': Don't do it! Don't blow us up! [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled this]]! I can protect you! Do you understand, I can protect you!
-->'''Cigar Girl''': Not from ''him!'''

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''The -->''The Cigar Girl points her gun towards a gas canister''
-->'''Bond''': [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Don't do it! Don't blow us up! [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled this]]! up]]! I can protect you! Do you understand, I can protect you!
-->'''Cigar Girl''': Not from ''him!'''''him!''
9th Feb '18 10:42:09 AM A51_Trooper
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* Bond jumping out of a window.

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* Bond jumping out of a window.window using a window shade cord.



* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: As Bond is chasing [[spoiler:Elektra]], an imprisoned M (who fears that she may soon die in a nuclear meltdown if Renard has his way) yells out Bond's name as he passes by her cell. 007 then uses the ShootOutTheLock method to free his boss before he continues his pursuit.

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: As Bond is chasing [[spoiler:Elektra]], an imprisoned M (who fears that she may soon die in a nuclear meltdown if Renard has his way) yells out Bond's name as he passes by her cell. 007 then uses the ShootOutTheLock method to free his boss before he continues his pursuit. When Bond later boards Renard's submarine, the first thing he does is finding a mook to show him where Christmas Jones is kept captive so he can free her.



* AsYouKnow: Bond explains to Jones that [[spoiler:since the reactor room is flooded, they needn't worry about the imminent reactor explosion destroying Istanbul. Bond and Jones need only escape the explosion itself to survive.]] This is obviously not something that needs be explained to a nuclear physicist, so the line was put in there for the audience's sake.

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* AsYouKnow: Bond explains to Jones that [[spoiler:since the reactor room is flooded, they needn't worry about the imminent reactor explosion destroying Istanbul. Bond and Jones only need only to escape the explosion itself to survive.]] This is obviously not something that needs be explained to a nuclear physicist, so the line was put in there for the audience's sake.



** Sir Robert King turned out to be kind of a jackass, all things considered. He was willing to destroy an ancient church in Azerbaijan--his wife's homeland, no less--for his oil pipeline (which caused the local villagers to riot), and he stole his wife's inheritance to further his own ambition and greed.

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** Sir Robert King turned out to be kind of a jackass, all things considered. He was willing to [[spoiler: destroy an ancient church in Azerbaijan--his wife's homeland, no less--for his oil pipeline (which caused the local villagers to riot), and he stole his wife's inheritance inheritance]] to further his own ambition and greed.



-->'''Bond''': You don't have to do [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled this]]! I can protect you!

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-->'''Bond''': You don't have to Just tell me who's behind this! Who are you working for?
''The Cigar Girl points her gun towards a gas canister''
-->'''Bond''': Don't
do it! Don't blow us up! [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled this]]! I can protect you! Do you understand, I can protect you!



* BaldOfEvil: Renard, and, apparently, ''every'' member of his terrorist ring.

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* BaldOfEvil: Renard, and, apparently, almost ''every'' member of his terrorist ring.



* BavarianFireDrill: Renard kills a nuclear physicist and arranges to have Davidov replace him. Bond kills and replaces ''him'' and successfully bluffs his way past Renard's men and the guards at the nuclear disarmament site they travel too. Unfortunately, Dr. Jones who really ''is'' a nuclear physicist is able to see through his act.
* BlofeldPloy: Done by Renard to Davidov and Dr. Arkov. Holding a gun to his head, he makes Davidov hold a scalding hot rock [[spoiler:before shooting Arkov.]]

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* BavarianFireDrill: Renard kills a nuclear physicist an atomic scientist and arranges to have Davidov replace him. Bond kills and replaces ''him'' and successfully bluffs his way past Renard's men and the guards at the nuclear disarmament site they travel too. Unfortunately, Dr. Jones who really ''is'' a nuclear physicist is able to see through his act.
* BlofeldPloy: Done by Renard to Davidov and Dr. Arkov. Holding With one of Renard's mooks holding a gun to his head, he Renard himself makes Davidov hold a scalding hot rock [[spoiler:before ordering the mook to shooting Arkov.]]



** Bond kills Davidov and throws him into the nearest pit before taking his place. Upon being asked where Davidov is "Buried with work".

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** Bond kills Davidov and throws him into the nearest pit dumpster before taking his place. Upon being asked where Davidov is "Buried by one of Renard's men, Bond replies with "He was buried with work".



** The first thing Zukovsky says to Bond is that he fears the latter's presence means he is not carrying enough insurance. After he and Bond narrowly escape the destruction of the caviar production facility, much later on, he despairs that "The insurance company is ''never'' going to believe this!"

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** The first thing Zukovsky says to Bond is that he fears the latter's presence means he is not carrying enough insurance. After he he, Bond, Christmas and Bond Bullion narrowly escape the destruction of the caviar production facility, factory much later on, he despairs that "The insurance company is ''never'' going to believe this!"



** Elektra asks Bond if he has ever lost a loved one. The uncomfortable look on his face and the manner in which he changes the subject is a [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService dead give-away]] to long-time Bond fans. As a bonus, to shorter-term Bond fans, it could also refer to Bond's OldFlame Paris Carver being murdered [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies in the previous film]].

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** Elektra asks Bond if he has ever lost a loved one. The uncomfortable look on his face and the manner in which he changes the subject is a [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService dead give-away]] to long-time Bond fans.fans, namely [[spoiler: Bond's wife, Tracy]]. As a bonus, to shorter-term Bond fans, it could also refer to Bond's OldFlame Paris Carver being murdered [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies in the previous film]].



* CoolBoat: The Q-Boat. Q claims it was never intended for service, and that it's his personal fishing boat(!).

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* CoolBoat: The Q-Boat. Q claims it was never intended for service, and that it's his personal fishing ''fishing'' boat(!).



** Renard is impaled by [[spoiler:his own nuclear rod.]]

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** Renard is impaled by [[spoiler:his own nuclear rod.]] Bonus points to the rod looking like a very big bullet with the casing on it]].



** Main villain terrorist Renard has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous encounter with an [=MI6=] operative, but survived the assassination attempt. The bullet is still moving and will eventually kill him, giving him a perpetual reminder that his death is imminent.

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** Main villain terrorist Renard has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous encounter with an [=MI6=] operative, operative 009, but survived the assassination attempt. The bullet is still moving and will eventually kill him, giving him a perpetual reminder that his death is imminent.



-->'''Female bank assistant:''' ''[hands Bond a receipt for the money transfer]'' Would you like to check my figures?\\

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-->'''Female bank assistant:''' -->'''Cigar Girl:''' ''[hands Bond a receipt for the money transfer]'' Would you like to check my figures?\\



* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: [[spoiler: Zukovsky's]] final shot, which broke one of the cuffs keeping Bond on the garotte chair.

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* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: [[spoiler: Zukovsky's]] final shot, which broke one of the cuffs handcuffs keeping Bond on the garotte chair.



* FingerInTheMail: Renard sent Elektra's mutilated earlobe to her father as a warning. [[spoiler:However, it was Elektra who mutilated herself, as Renard had already fallen in love with her and refused to physically harm his new captive-turned-girlfriend.]]

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* FingerInTheMail: Renard sent Elektra's mutilated earlobe to her father as a warning. [[spoiler:However, it was Elektra who mutilated it herself, as Renard had already fallen in love with her and refused to physically harm his new captive-turned-girlfriend.]]



* ForcedFriendlyFire: This is how Bond kills a couple mooks in the very first scene.

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* ForcedFriendlyFire: This is how Bond kills a couple mooks mook in the very first scene.



* GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld: [[spoiler:When Bond mortally wounds Renard, he says, "She's waiting for you!" referring to Renard's lover Elektra, whom Bond had killed earlier.]]

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* GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld: [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:Before Bond mortally wounds kills Renard, he says, "She's waiting for you!" referring to Renard's lover Elektra, whom Bond had killed earlier.]]



* HollywoodDensity: That plutonium rod should have been a lot heavier than Bond and Renard treated it.

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* HollywoodDensity: That plutonium rod should have been a lot heavier than Bond and Renard treated it. As should have the plutonim Christmas very easily picks up from her bag after the pipeline blows up.



* HugeHolographicHead: Dr. Warmflash cues up a giant hologram of Renard's melon.

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* HugeHolographicHead: Dr. Warmflash cues up a giant hologram of Renard's melon.head. It is later shown with an X-Ray scan to show the bullet inside his brain.



* IsNothingSacred: Zukovsky has a variant, "Is nothing straight?", which he asks both on the corruption he has to deal with as a gangster in post-Soviet Russia and on seeing a crooked wall painting.

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* IsNothingSacred: Zukovsky has a variant, "Is nothing in this place straight?", which he asks both on the corruption he has to deal with as a gangster in post-Soviet Russia and on seeing a crooked wall painting.



** A mook in Bilbao is about to shoot James, when the latter spots a red dot on his chest.

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** A mook in Bilbao is about to shoot James, when the latter spots a red dot on his chest. [[spoiler: It was Renard who shot the mook so Bond could escape with Sir Robert King's money, which was rigged as an explosive]].



* MachoMasochism : Renard holds a scalding hot rock -- except he can't feel pain, so it doesn't matter to him. However, at the same time he [[DiscussedTrope tells of legends of fanatical monks who would hold those same rocks to prove their devotion]].
* MadeOfExplodium: Most notably the snowmobiles, but also other things like a helicopter or two. Averted in some cases like the assassin's boat, which is merely wrecked by appropriately sized explosions when it's hit by two torpedoes.

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* MachoMasochism : Renard holds a scalding hot rock -- except he can't feel pain, so it doesn't matter to him. However, at the same time he [[DiscussedTrope tells of legends of fanatical monks who would hold those same rocks to prove their devotion]].
devotion to God]].
* MadeOfExplodium: Most notably the snowmobiles, parahawks, but also other things like a helicopter or two. Averted in some cases like the assassin's boat, which is merely wrecked by appropriately sized explosions when it's hit by two torpedoes.



* TheMobBossIsScarier: Renard inspires this early in the film, and a character kills herself rather than give information on him.

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* TheMobBossIsScarier: Renard inspires this early in the film, and a character the Cigar Girl kills herself rather than give information on him.instead of accepting Bond's offer of protection.
-->'''Bond''': I can protect you!
--->'''Cigar Girl''': Not from ''him''!



* MsFanservice: No less than ''four'' gorgeous Bond Girls, even if two of them are only in brief, minor roles.
* MyGreatestFailure: M laments on having failed Elektra and her father; when Elektra was kidnapped by Renard, M followed the agency's policy to not negotiate with terrorists, ignoring the ransom demand. This leads Sir Robert to try and rescue his daughter himself... [[SenselessSacrifice it doesn't end well]]. Come the time of the movie, this ''really'' comes back to bite everyone in the rear end. [[spoiler:And we're not talking about Renard.]]
* MythologyGag: The ski scene is very similar to that on ''OHMSS'' design of Elektra's ski suit is very similar to Tracy's. [[spoiler: Which makes perfect sense, as she's initially presented as a Tracy replacement, before turning out to be one for Blofeld]]. There's also Bond's method of dispatching a parahawk's parachute by tearing it with his ski; a stuntman from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' actually almost died when one of his discarded skis passed dangerously close to ''his'' parachute.

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* MsFanservice: No less than ''four'' gorgeous Bond Girls, even if two of them are only in brief, minor roles.
roles. Notably, even Elektra admires Christmas's looks.
-->'''Elektra''': Pretty thing! You've had her too?
* MyGreatestFailure: M laments on having failed Elektra and her father; when Elektra was kidnapped by Renard, Sir Robert tried to deal with Elektra's kidnapping on his own, with no success so he asked his close friend M for advice. M followed the agency's policy to not negotiate with terrorists, ignoring and told him to not pay the ransom demand. This leads Sir Robert to try and rescue his daughter himself... [[SenselessSacrifice it It doesn't end well]]. Come the time of the movie, this ''really'' comes back to bite everyone in the rear end. [[spoiler:And we're not talking about Renard.]]
* MythologyGag: The ski scene is very similar to that on ''OHMSS'' the one in ''OHMSS'', and the design of Elektra's ski suit is very similar to Tracy's. [[spoiler: Which makes perfect sense, as she's initially presented as a Tracy replacement, before turning out to be one for Blofeld]]. There's also Bond's method of dispatching a parahawk's parachute by tearing it with his ski; a Rick Sylvester, the stuntman from who did the ski-parachute jump in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' actually almost died when one of his discarded skis passed dangerously close to ''his'' parachute.



* NoDelaysForTheWicked: Averted. Renard has only a small band of loyal terrorists with him, rather than (as usual in Bond films) the well-funded personal army of a megalomaniacal multi-billionaire. At one point, Arkov complains to him about 4 vehicles destroyed by Bond in a preceding chase scene; they were rented and the rental company is going to be pissed. Roger Ebert even cited this little scene in his review of the movie while musing about where the villains in movies manage to get all their logistics so tidily.

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* NoDelaysForTheWicked: Averted. Renard has only a small band of loyal terrorists with him, rather than (as usual in Bond films) the well-funded personal army of a megalomaniacal multi-billionaire. At one point, Arkov complains to him about 4 vehicles the four parahawks destroyed by Bond in a preceding the ski chase scene; they were rented and the rental company is going to be pissed. Roger Ebert even cited this little scene in his review of the movie while musing about where as proof to how the Bond villains in movies manage to can get all their logistics mooks with special vehicles so tidily. easily and quickly in order to be sent after Bond.



* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: This occurs with Bond and [[spoiler:Elektra]].

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* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: This occurs with Bond Bond, Renard and [[spoiler:Elektra]].



* PostRapeTaunt: As Bond prepares to shoot Renard, the latter quickly picks up on Bond's feelings for Elektra and taunts him thus:
-->'''Renard:''' She's beautiful, isn't she? You should have had her before, when she was innocent. How does it feel to know I broke her in for you?
* PowerGlows: The fuel rods in the submarine reactor glow red. The plutonium rod glows blue when it's being extruded.

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* PostRapeTaunt: As Bond prepares to shoot Renard, the latter quickly picks up on Bond's feelings for Elektra and taunts him thus:
him:
-->'''Renard:''' She's beautiful, isn't she? You should have had her before, when she was innocent. How does it feel to know I ''I'' broke her in for you?
* PowerGlows: The fuel rods in the submarine reactor briefly glow red. red, as they are very hot. The plutonium rod glows blue when it's being extruded.made in a special machine.



* PrettyInMink: Elektra's crimson red ski outfit, complete with a giant fur hat.
* ProlongedPrologue: To a great degree. The {{Cold Opening}}s are a Bond tradition, but this one is ''15 minutes'' long, during which Bond recovers money taken from another 00 agent, the money is returned to Elektra King's father, and then said money is rigged to blow him up, and Bond subsequently engages the cigar woman in a boat chase. The filmmakers originally intended for the "get the money" scene in Bilbao to be the cold opening followed by the dancing oil lady credits, but test audiences thought that scene was too short.

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* PrettyInMink: Elektra's crimson red ski outfit, complete with a giant black fur hat.
* ProlongedPrologue: To a great degree. The {{Cold Opening}}s are a Bond tradition, but this one is ''15 ''14 minutes'' long, during which Bond recovers money taken from another 00 agent, the money is returned to Elektra King's father, and then said money is rigged to blow him up, and Bond subsequently engages the cigar woman in a boat chase. The filmmakers originally intended for the "get the money" scene in Bilbao to be the cold opening followed by the dancing oil lady credits, [[Irony but test audiences thought that scene was too short.short]].



* RedRightHand: Renard has a big scar on his forehead from a bullet's entry wound, with said bullet still slowly drilling into his brain. Also, [[spoiler:Elektra]]'s right earlobe is missing, [[spoiler:and she covers the mutilation with a large earring. She actually cut it off herself so that Renard, whom she had seduced into working with her by that point, could send it to her father as a warning.]]

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* RedRightHand: Renard has a big scar on his forehead from a bullet's entry wound, with said bullet still slowly drilling into his brain. Also, [[spoiler:Elektra]]'s right earlobe is missing, [[spoiler:and she covers the mutilation with a large earring. She actually cut it off herself so that Renard, whom she had seduced into working with her by that point, could send it to her father as a warning.]] Renard had already fallen in love with her at that point, and he refused to hurt her]].



* RuleOfSymbolism: At the casino, Elektra picks the queen of hearts card. [[spoiler:She manipulates men by making them fall in love with her.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: At the casino, Elektra picks draws the queen of hearts card.card during her card game with Zukovsky. [[spoiler:She manipulates men by making them fall in love with her.]]



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's unnamed and her number is not stated, but there's clearly a female Double-0 agent be visible at the briefing.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's unnamed and her number is not stated, but there's clearly a female Double-0 agent be visible at the briefing.briefing of Sir Robert's death at the Scottish MI6 headquarters.



* SoProudOfYou: Variant. M brags to Elektra that Bond is the best agent they have, but adds to never let him know she said that.
* StockholmSyndrome: Elektra King, maybe. Bond is doubting this by the end [[spoiler:and as it turns out, it's a [[LimaSyndrome reversal]] -- Elektra actually seduced her captor, and he's still working for her.]]

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-->'''[[spoiler: Renard]]''': You should show a little gratitude, I did spare your life at the banker's office.
* SoProudOfYou: Variant. A variant. M brags to tells Elektra that Bond is the best agent they have, but adds to never let him know she said that.
* StockholmSyndrome: Elektra King, maybe. Bond is doubting this by the end [[spoiler:and as it turns out, it's a [[LimaSyndrome reversal]] -- Elektra actually seduced her captor, captor Renard, and he's still working for her.]]



* TitleDrop: It's the Bond family motto. It also got dropped several decades ahead of time in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''.

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* TitleDrop: It's the Bond family motto. It also got dropped several decades ahead of time 30 years earlier in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''.



* VaporWear: Elektra King at the end.

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* VaporWear: Elektra King at King's dress in the end.final act in Istanbul.



* YouCanKeepHer: M advised this to Sir Robert, as the SecretIntelligenceService does not give in to terrorists. [[spoiler: Elektra later repays M in kind by holding her hostage in a tower dungeon]].
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Elektra and Renard are a couple, but she sleeps with Bond. It seems that Renard accepts this to a certain extent because it's part of their plan to get revenge on M, but he's nevertheless jealous of Bond. Renard gets angry at the mere thought that Bond was a good lover to Elektra, as Renard is impotent due to his brain injury.]]

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* YouCanKeepHer: M advised this to Sir Robert, as the SecretIntelligenceService does not give in to terrorists. [[spoiler: Elektra later repays M in kind by holding her hostage in a dingy tower dungeon]].
prison cell]].
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Elektra and Renard are a couple, but she sleeps slept with Bond.Bond earlier. It seems that Renard accepts this to a certain extent because it's part of their plan to get revenge on M, but he's nevertheless jealous of Bond. Renard gets angry at the mere thought that Bond was a good lover to Elektra, as Renard is impotent due to his brain injury.]]]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Renard]]''': He was... he was a good lover?
-->'''[[spoiler: Elektra]]''': What do you think, I didn't feel anything?
4th Feb '18 6:57:04 PM WillKeaton
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* TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain: Renard.

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* TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain: Renard.Renard was shot in the head by 009. The bullet makes him unable to feel pain, but it will kill him, given time.
30th Jan '18 8:57:28 AM Saveelich
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* The Q we knew and loved retires.

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* The old Q we knew and loved retires.retires after 36 years of service.
30th Jan '18 8:56:53 AM Saveelich
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* A horrible pun for one of the Bond girls.

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* A *A horrible pun (and shamelessly exploited) PunnyName for one of the Bond girls.
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