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6th Nov '16 1:56:53 PM Bootlebat
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* AssholeVictim: Count Leppe, as well as the fake Major Derval.
2nd Nov '16 8:51:39 PM Angeldeb82
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Adjusted for inflation, ''Thunderball'' is the most successful Bond movie after ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Its adjusted figure is over $950 million, above ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. On US and Canadian grosses alone, it is, according to TheOtherWiki, the 30th highest grosser of all time, beating all of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies (the "Potter grosses more than Bond" figure is inaccurate, since it doesn't adjust for inflation) and every one of the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies.

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Adjusted for inflation, ''Thunderball'' is the most successful Bond movie after ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. Its adjusted figure is over $950 million, above ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. On US and Canadian grosses alone, it is, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, the 30th highest grosser of all time, beating all of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies (the "Potter grosses more than Bond" figure is inaccurate, since it doesn't adjust for inflation) and every one of the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies.



* CreepyCrossdresser: In the cold open, SPECTRE agent Jacques Bouvar fakes his death and attends his own funeral disguised as a woman. Bond catches on (thanks to his not letting one of the men around him open a car door for him; it was the '60s) and he has to fight in the dress.



* FieryRedhead: Fiona Volpe

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* FieryRedhead: Fiona VolpeVolpe.



** TheBigBad: Largo

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** TheBigBad: BigBad: Largo



** TheDarkChick: Fiona

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** TheDarkChick: DarkChick: Fiona



So he strikes, like [[TitleDrop thunderball]]...

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So he strikes, like [[TitleDrop thunderball]]...{{t|itleDrop}}hunderball...



* ManBehindTheMan: As in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', Blofeld is the real villain, running things from the background.

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* ManBehindTheMan: TheManBehindTheMan: As in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', Blofeld is the real villain, running things from the background.



* SharkPool: On Largo's estate, and the final resting place of the [[YouHaveFailedMe thug who Bond jumps in his hotel room.]]

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* SharkPool: On Largo's estate, and the final resting place of the [[YouHaveFailedMe thug who Bond jumps in his hotel room.]]room]].



* VillainousCrossdresser: In the cold open, SPECTRE agent Jacques Bouvar fakes his death and attends his own funeral disguised as a woman. Bond catches on (thanks to his not letting one of the men around him open a car door for him; it was the '60s) and he has to fight in the dress.



* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Bond's hat mysteriously vanishes during his meeting with the Home Secretary. It gets mentioned briefly during an awkward moment, but never comes up again.

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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Bond's hat mysteriously vanishes during his meeting with the Home Secretary. It gets mentioned briefly during an awkward moment, but never comes up again.
14th Oct '16 10:02:23 AM Saveelich
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The fourth ''Film/JamesBond'' film, in which SPECTRE nicks a pair of nukes (from an [[CoolPlane Avro Vulcan]]), somebody gets the point permanently and there's a shark. Oh, and Music/TomJones faints on the last note of the title song.

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The fourth ''Film/JamesBond'' film, in which SPECTRE nicks a pair of nukes (from an [[CoolPlane Avro Vulcan]]), somebody gets the point permanently and there's a shark.plenty of sharks. Oh, and Music/TomJones faints on the last note of the title song.
10th Sep '16 6:04:44 PM JamesAustin
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** Fiona Volpe was originally an Irishwoman named Fiona Kelly, but film is Italian, like her actress.

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** Fiona Volpe was originally an Irishwoman named Fiona Kelly, but in the film is Italian, like her actress.
10th Sep '16 6:04:01 PM JamesAustin
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%% * BiggerBad: Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: After Bond kills Largo's TheDragon Vargas with a spear from a speargun, Domino says "It should have been Largo." Guess how Largo is killed in the climax?

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: After Bond kills Largo's TheDragon Vargas with a spear from a speargun, Domino says "It should have been Largo." Guess how Largo is killed in the climax?climax and by who?


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%% * GreaterScopeVillain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE.
10th Sep '16 6:01:43 PM JamesAustin
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* AdaptationalNationality:
** Domino, who was Italian in the book (real name Dominetta "Domino" Vitali), is French in the film.
** Fiona Volpe was originally an Irishwoman named Fiona Kelly, but film is Italian, like her actress.



* TheBlofeldPloy: Blofeld electrocutes one of the henchmen sitting at his conference table for embezzling money from him (which he really was guilty of), only after interrogating another (and totally innocent) henchman for the reason why their drug trafficking ring had turned in such poor profits, showing that it applies to things other than just failing to kill a "00" Agent.

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* TheBlofeldPloy: BlofeldPloy: Blofeld electrocutes one of the henchmen sitting at his conference table for embezzling money from him (which he really was guilty of), only after interrogating another (and totally innocent) henchman for the reason why their drug trafficking ring had turned in such poor profits, showing that it applies to things other than just failing to kill a "00" Agent.
10th Sep '16 5:57:10 PM JamesAustin
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->'''Fiona Volpe:''' But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, the one where he has to make love to a woman, and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. She [[HeelFaceTurn repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue]]...but not this one! What a blow it must have been. You, having a failure!

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->'''Fiona Volpe:''' But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, the one where he has to make love to a woman, and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. She [[HeelFaceTurn repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue]]...virtue...but not this one! What a blow it must have been. You, having a failure!



* RealityIsUnrealistic: The Bell Rocket Belt Bond uses had its natural sound replaced by a "more realistic" fire-extinguisher sound.
** The method Bond uses to escape at the end is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_surface-to-air_recovery_system Fulton Surface to Air Recovery System]], which was dismissed as the fakest Bond gadget yet at the film's release.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: RealityIsUnrealistic:
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The Bell Rocket Belt Bond uses had its natural sound replaced by a "more realistic" fire-extinguisher sound.
** The method Bond uses to escape at the end is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_surface-to-air_recovery_system Fulton Surface to Air Recovery System]], which was dismissed as the fakest Bond gadget yet at the film's release.release (and was even dismissively "sinned" by ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' when they did an "Everything Wrong With" video about the film).
22nd Aug '16 4:43:49 PM weirdfantasy
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the underwater recovery of the nukes, one of the warning labels seen prominently on the side says "Handle like eggs".
3rd Aug '16 11:17:24 AM MikeW
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** Blofeld may be a ruthless madman intent on nuclear blackmail but he disdains disloyalty in his own camp. So when he discovers a SPECTRE agent has been embezzling money off drug sales, he electrocutes him.
1st Aug '16 8:31:43 AM TheWildWestPyro
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