History Literature / ColonelSun

20th Aug '16 7:55:47 AM JackG
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Sir Rideout implies that Bond was cowardly for 'fleeing' M's kidnappers, then quickly switches to praising him after it occurs to Rideout that there might be political fallout. At the end of the novel he complains that Bond didn't kill a witness, then switches to despising him for being a ProfessionalKiller.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Sir Rideout implies that Bond was cowardly for 'fleeing' M's kidnappers, then quickly switches to praising him after it occurs to Rideout that there might be political fallout. At the end of the novel he complains that Bond didn't kill a witness, then switches to despising despises him for being a ProfessionalKiller.
20th Aug '16 7:55:18 AM JackG
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Sir Rideout implies that Bond was cowardly for 'fleeing' M's kidnappers, then quickly switches to praising him after it occurs to Rideout that there might be political fallout. At the end of the novel he complains that Bond didn't kill a witness, then switches to despising him for being a ProfessionalKiller.
20th Aug '16 7:39:55 AM JackG
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-->"...this chap'll turn out to be one of a comparatively new type of international criminal who's been turning up in rather frighteningly large numbers in the sabotage game, terrorism and so on. They're people without a traceable history of any sort, probably white Africans with a grudge, various fringe Americans - but that's all supposition because they turn up out of thin air. The lads in Records here call them "men from nowhere"."
20th Aug '16 7:37:34 AM JackG
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* UnPerson: The man who's killed kidnapping M is left behind because there are no records on him.
20th Jul '16 5:58:02 AM Krieger22
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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: A DownplayedTrope example and also a FunnyAneurysm moment. The book has a running theme about how the Red Chinese are a bigger danger to the West than the Soviet Union and how eventually both the uSSR as well as the West will probably team up against in the future. Cue 1972 with Richard Nixon visiting China...

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: A DownplayedTrope example and also a FunnyAneurysm moment. The book has a running theme about how the Red Chinese are a bigger danger to the West than the Soviet Union and how eventually both the uSSR USSR as well as the West will probably team up against in the future. Cue 1972 with Richard Nixon visiting China...



* InterserviceRivalry: One of the many reasons that Alexandra isn't believed when shes tries to warn about the imminent attack on the Soviet meeting is that she's reporting to a KGB representative, who doesn't take her seriously as she's a {{GRU}} agent.

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* InterserviceRivalry: One of the many reasons that Alexandra isn't believed when shes she tries to warn about the imminent attack on the Soviet meeting is that she's reporting to a KGB representative, who doesn't take her seriously as she's a {{GRU}} agent.
10th May '16 9:24:57 PM CharlesPhipps
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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: A DownplayedTrope example and also a FunnyAneurysm moment. The book has a running theme about how the Red Chinese are a bigger danger to the West than the Soviet Union and how eventually both the uSSR as well as the West will probably team up against in the future. Cue 1972 with Richard Nixon visiting China...
13th Jan '16 7:11:53 PM Mdumas43073
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A ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel from 1968, and the first one to be not from Creator/IanFleming. It was written by Kingsley Amis, under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Robert Markham.

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A ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel from 1968, and the first one to be not from by someone other than Creator/IanFleming. It was written by Kingsley Amis, under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Robert Markham.
28th Apr '15 4:08:27 PM WillKeaton
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* WriterOnBoard: Kingsley Amis was significantly softer on Soviet communism than Ian Fleming, to say the least. Becomes HilariousInHindsight he predicted a thawing of Soviet and Western relations while an escalation of Chinese-Western tensions. Cue Nixon's visit to China...

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* WriterOnBoard: Kingsley Amis was significantly softer on Soviet communism than Ian Fleming, to say the least. Becomes HilariousInHindsight because he predicted a thawing of Soviet and Western relations while as well as an escalation of Chinese-Western tensions. Cue Nixon's visit to China...
16th Mar '15 4:29:09 PM CharlesPhipps
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** The head of the Greek KGB branch is a pedophile.


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* InsaneTrollLogic: The KGB doesn't remove the head of the Greek branch despite the fact he's a pedophile because such a horrifying secret means he can't be blackmailed on the basis of his superiors already knowing something so incredibly awful. Yeah.


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** The head of the Greek KGB branch thinks he'll be able to trick James Bond into a trap which will kill him--ignoring that he's a minor functionary and he's James Bond.
16th Mar '15 4:26:08 PM CharlesPhipps
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* {{Expy}}: Colonel Sun, like Doctor No, is one for Fu Manchu.


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* SmugSnake: Colonel Sun turns out to be not nearly the ice-cold badass he pretends to be--see VillainousBreakdown.


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* VillainousBreakdown: Colonel Sun has an unconventional one when Bond escapes. He says that he expected torturing Bond to make him feel like a god but it actually just made him feel sick and horrified at him. James Bond, antihero that he is, isn't inclined to show any mercy to the Colonel.
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