History Literature / JamesBond

4th Mar '16 4:30:43 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** James Bond starts off being intentionally portrayed as a cold and ruthless. Over the course of the novels he becomes more human.

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** James Bond starts off being intentionally portrayed as a cold and ruthless. ruthless ProfessionalKiller. Over the course of the novels novels, though, he becomes more human.caring and heroic.
28th Feb '16 7:33:19 AM skidoo23
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* SmitingEvilFeelsGood: Although this may arguably apply to some (not all) of the Bond movies, this trope is actually averted by Fleming, who consistently depicts Bond as someone who doesn't actually enjoy killing people (with [[spoiler: Blofeld]] being a possible exception, due to [[ItsPersonal the personal tie]]). Several books and stories even have Bond ruminating about the morality of what he does.
20th Feb '16 8:23:46 AM DesertDragon
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* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: His distant relationship with his late son and only ([[ReallyGetsAround known]]) child, James Suzuki. In the novel for ''You Only Live Twice'', Kissy Suzuki doesn't reveal that she's pregnant, but over the course of 30 years, as revealed in the 1997 short story "Blast from the Past", Bond learns of James' existence and would occasionally send money to support them, and paid for James' college education, but he wasn't really present in his son's life. James Jr. is murdered by Bond's old enemy Irma Bunt, who also had a hand in killing his wife Tracy but escaped. When Bond finally kills her, for his own sake he focuses on cherishing the revenge rather than dwelling on how his life prevented him from being a father to his now-dead son.]]
17th Feb '16 12:24:09 PM CynicalBastardo
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** SMERSH is also brought back in ''Trigger Mortis'', but as a GreaterScopeVillain who hire the BigBad [[spoiler: to fake the destruction of an American space rocket in New York.]]
17th Feb '16 12:20:31 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Trigger Mortis'' (September, 2015) by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz.

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* ''Trigger Mortis'' (September, 2015) by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz. Set just after ''Goldfinger'', it contains small amounts of material written by Fleming.
6th Feb '16 11:37:36 PM Tallens
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* HerosClassicCar: In the original novels Bond drives a Bentley 4 1/2 liter; the car is variously described as a 1930, 1933, 1935, and 1937 model.
1st Feb '16 3:48:07 AM Achaemenid
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Eggs for Bond, a fondness he shared with Fleming himself.
5th Dec '15 9:23:30 AM Quag15
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[[caption-width-right:270:Ian Fleming's image of James Bond]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:Ian Fleming's image original sketch impression of James Bond]]
5th Dec '15 9:22:51 AM Quag15
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[[quoteright:270:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/james_bond_literary___profile.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:270:Ian Fleming's image of James Bond]]
16th Nov '15 10:22:27 AM erforce
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* BroadStrokes:
** Since the ''Bond'' novels are mostly set in the time of their writing, the references to Fleming's works by later writers are usually this. Otherwise references to Bond's adventures from the fifties and sixties would make him over seventy or eighty years old in Benson's novels, which were written in late nineties and early 2000s.
** While Benson's novels reference some of the elements from Gardner's ''Bond'' novels, he lefts out major things like how Bond was appointed be the leader of the Double-O section (and how before that it was disbanded for over a decade) and his RankUp to a Captain, and [[spoiler:his longtime relationship with Flicka, which ended with her death in ''COLD'']].

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* BroadStrokes:
** Since the ''Bond'' novels are mostly set in the time of their writing, the references to Fleming's works by later writers are usually this. Otherwise references to Bond's adventures from the fifties and sixties would make him over seventy or eighty years old in Benson's novels, which were written in late nineties and early 2000s.
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BroadStrokes: While Benson's novels reference some of the elements from Gardner's ''Bond'' novels, he lefts out major things like how Bond was appointed be the leader of the Double-O section (and how before that it was disbanded for over a decade) and his RankUp to a Captain, and [[spoiler:his longtime relationship with Flicka, which ended with her death in ''COLD'']].


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* ComicbookTime: Since the ''Bond'' novels are mostly set in the time of their writing, the references to Fleming's works by later writers are usually this. Otherwise references to Bond's adventures from the fifties and sixties would make him over seventy or eighty years old in Benson's novels, which were written in late nineties and early 2000s.
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