History Literature / JamesBond

26th Aug '17 9:46:30 AM erforce
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: This is a recurring flaw of many of the Bond villains because most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs and psychopaths who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear they're just talking about themselves and their selfish motives, as they're trying to [[HannibalLecture psychologically project their viewpoint and flaws unto him]], only for Bond to make a sarcastic remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]]. For example:
** ''Film/DrNo'': [[MadScientist Dr. No]] explains his motive to join SPECTRE, claims that it's led by geniuses, and dismisses 007 as a "stupid policeman", only for Bond to sarcastically quip that SPECTRE is led by "criminal brains".
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun: Francisco Scaramanga attempts to invoke the NotSoDifferent card on Bond, sardonically mocking that he only works for "peanuts, a hearty well done from Her Majesty the Queen, and a pittance of a pension", only for 007 to shut him down by telling that he's full of a "four-letter word".
** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': When asked by Solitare about Kananga/Mr. Big's death, 007 [[BondOneLine quips that he had an]] [[ItsAllAboutMe over-inflated opinion of himself]].
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'': In the opening, Ernst Stavro Blofeld ''[[VillainousBreakdown pathetically]]'' [[VillainousBreakdown tries to offer Bond a delicatessen in stainless steel in an attempt to be let go]], but 007 won't have any and drops him down a smokestack, killing him for good.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'': When [[spoiler:Alec Trevelyan]]/Janus explains how he plans to steal from the Bank of England and cover it up with an EMP blast from his KillSat [[spoiler:as part of his revenge against the British government for having his parents killed]], Bond retorts by saying that this still doesn't justify his crimes, it still "boils down to petty theft", and that he's nothing more than a "common thief", which does [[VillainousBreakdown infuriate]] [[spoiler:Trevelyan]].
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': When [[spoiler:Colonel Tan-Sun Moon]]/Gustav Graves attempts to explain his EvilPlan to his father General Moon, he simply disowns him, telling that [[IHaveNoSon his son died the day]] [[spoiler:[[IHaveNoSon he plunged into the waterfall]].]]
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'':
*** Franz Oberhauser/[[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] claims that he and [[spoiler:[[TheMole Max Denbigh/C]]]] are visionaries, only for Bond to mockingly say that they're not "visionaries", but insane megalomaniacs. "Psychiatric wards are full of them."
*** [[spoiler:After C/Max Denbigh is revealed to be TheMole within the British government and a member of SPECTRE who's in cahoots with Blofeld, he attempts to explain why DemocracyIsBad, TheEvilsOfFreeWill, that it's a CrapsackWorld out there and how the "[[BigBrotherIsWatching Nine Eyes]]" program and [[KnightTemplar total surveillance will work]] by calling M a "total moron", only for M to [[ShutUpHannibal shut him down]] by calling him "careless".]]
14th Aug '17 7:14:46 PM Njein
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*** [[spoiler:After C/Max Denbigh is revealed to be TheMole within the British government and a member of SPECTRE who's in cahoots with Blofeld, he attempts to explain why DemocracyIsBad, TheEvilsOfFreeWill, that it's a CrapsackWorld out there and how the "[[BigBrotherIsWatching Nine Eyes]]" program and [[KnightTemplar total surveillance will work]] by calling M a "total moron", only for M to [[ShutUpHannibal shut him down]] by calling him "careless".]]
14th Aug '17 7:08:43 PM Njein
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: This is a recurring flaw of many of the Bond villains because most of them are criminally insane megalomaniacs and psychopaths who think they're {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s and {{Knight Templar}}s, so whenever they explain their motives and discuss their {{Evil Plan}}s, it quickly becomes clear they're just talking about themselves and their selfish motives, as they're trying to [[HannibalLecture psychologically project their viewpoint and flaws unto him]], only for Bond to make a sarcastic remark about their insanity, [[VillainousBreakdown angering them]]. For example:
** ''Film/DrNo'': [[MadScientist Dr. No]] explains his motive to join SPECTRE, claims that it's led by geniuses, and dismisses 007 as a "stupid policeman", only for Bond to sarcastically quip that SPECTRE is led by "criminal brains".
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun: Francisco Scaramanga attempts to invoke the NotSoDifferent card on Bond, sardonically mocking that he only works for "peanuts, a hearty well done from Her Majesty the Queen, and a pittance of a pension", only for 007 to shut him down by telling that he's full of a "four-letter word".
** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': When asked by Solitare about Kananga/Mr. Big's death, 007 [[BondOneLine quips that he had an]] [[ItsAllAboutMe over-inflated opinion of himself]].
** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'': In the opening, Ernst Stavro Blofeld ''[[VillainousBreakdown pathetically]]'' [[VillainousBreakdown tries to offer Bond a delicatessen in stainless steel in an attempt to be let go]], but 007 won't have any and drops him down a smokestack, killing him for good.
** ''Film/GoldenEye'': When [[spoiler:Alec Trevelyan]]/Janus explains how he plans to steal from the Bank of England and cover it up with an EMP blast from his KillSat [[spoiler:as part of his revenge against the British government for having his parents killed]], Bond retorts by saying that this still doesn't justify his crimes, it still "boils down to petty theft", and that he's nothing more than a "common thief", which does [[VillainousBreakdown infuriate]] [[spoiler:Trevelyan]].
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'': When [[spoiler:Colonel Tan-Sun Moon]]/Gustav Graves attempts to explain his EvilPlan to his father General Moon, he simply disowns him, telling that [[IHaveNoSon his son died the day]] [[spoiler:[[IHaveNoSon he plunged into the waterfall]].]]
** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'':
*** Franz Oberhauser/[[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] claims that he and [[spoiler:[[TheMole Max Denbigh/C]]]] are visionaries, only for Bond to mockingly say that they're not "visionaries", but insane megalomaniacs. "Psychiatric wards are full of them."
3rd Aug '17 10:44:36 PM DrOO7
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* SecondLove: Tracy [=DiVicenzo=] to Vesper Lynd. While there are a handful of other women he genuinely cares about, possibly to the point of love, Tracy's the only one he took to the altar. Sadly, he end was as tragic as Vesper's.
16th Jul '17 10:21:30 AM nombretomado
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* {{Retcon}}: Overlaps with ComicBookTime and SeriesContinuityError. In the early novels, we are given the impression that Bond has worked for the Secret Service since "before" WW2 (indeed, the Soviet's file on Bond in ''From Russia With Love'' states that he joined the Service in 1938). This is retconned by Bond's obituary (and official biography) in ''You Only Live Twice'', according to which Bond enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1941 as a teenager, and only joined the Service after the war. Presumably, this was done to de-age the character.

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* {{Retcon}}: Overlaps with ComicBookTime and SeriesContinuityError. In the early novels, we are given the impression that Bond has worked for the Secret Service since "before" WW2 [=WW2=] (indeed, the Soviet's file on Bond in ''From Russia With Love'' states that he joined the Service in 1938). This is retconned by Bond's obituary (and official biography) in ''You Only Live Twice'', according to which Bond enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1941 as a teenager, and only joined the Service after the war. Presumably, this was done to de-age the character.
25th Jun '17 11:06:14 AM nombretomado
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** In the first novel ''Casino Royale'', Bond is eight years away from compulsory retirement from '00' Section at 45. The remaining novels certainly take place over a period of more than eight years, making this a case of ComicBookTime too. Additionally, in ''Casino Royale'' Bond recalls facing off against enemy agents over a gaming table before the war. However, his obituary in ''You Only Live Twice'' indicates that he joined the secret service after leaving the Navy at the end of WorldWarTwo, and that he enlisted at the age of 20 or 21. Of course, the latter ''could'' be a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist falsified report]]....

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** In the first novel ''Casino Royale'', Bond is eight years away from compulsory retirement from '00' Section at 45. The remaining novels certainly take place over a period of more than eight years, making this a case of ComicBookTime too. Additionally, in ''Casino Royale'' Bond recalls facing off against enemy agents over a gaming table before the war. However, his obituary in ''You Only Live Twice'' indicates that he joined the secret service after leaving the Navy at the end of WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and that he enlisted at the age of 20 or 21. Of course, the latter ''could'' be a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist falsified report]]....
17th Jun '17 8:22:52 PM moloch
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* ''[[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me]]'' (1977) by Christopher Wood. Quite different from its source, it added characters and organizations from the Fleming novels to the plot.

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* ''[[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me]]'' (1977) by Christopher Wood. Quite different from its source, it added characters and organizations from the Fleming novels to the plot.plot, and incorporates the events of the film into the literary Bond's continuity.



* ''Film/LicenceToKill'' (1989) by John Gardner. Attempted to incorporate the events of the film into the literary Bond's continuity.

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* ''Film/LicenceToKill'' (1989) by John Gardner. Attempted to incorporate the events of the film into the literary Bond's continuity. [[ContinuitySnarl With strange results.]]
7th Jun '17 11:13:44 AM Kadorhal
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The original novels and short stories by Creator/IanFleming:

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The original novels and short stories by Creator/IanFleming:Ian Fleming:



* An as-yet-untitled novel, again by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, due in late 2018.

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* An as-yet-untitled novel, again by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, Anthony Horowitz, due in late 2018.



** The tradition is continued in Gardner's eighties novels. Perhaps taken to the extreme with Wolfgang Weisen from ''Death is Forever'' who short of ''worships'' Josef Stalin.

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** The tradition is continued in Gardner's eighties novels. Perhaps taken to the extreme with Wolfgang Weisen from ''Death is Forever'' who short of all but ''worships'' Josef Stalin.
17th May '17 10:33:28 AM moloch
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** ''Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier'' (October, 2009) -- A supplementary book, which also features the short story "A Hard Man to Kill," set after ''Hurricane Gold''.

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** *** ''Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier'' (October, 2009) -- A supplementary book, which also features the short story "A Hard Man to Kill," set after ''Hurricane Gold''.
17th May '17 10:28:15 AM moloch
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** ''Red Nemesis'' (May, 2017)

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** ''Red Nemesis'' ''Literature/RedNemesis'' (May, 2017)
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