History YMMV / JamesBond

1st Dec '16 6:09:22 PM DesertDragon
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: In the short story "Blast from the Past", Bond finally meets his son that he fathered in ''You Only Live Twice''. After three decades of non-existence, what is this character used for? He appears as a corpse in a revenge plot against Bond.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: In the short story "Blast from the Past", Bond finally meets his son that James Suzuki, whom he fathered in ''You Only Live Twice''. After three decades of non-existence, what is this character he used for? He appears as a corpse in a revenge plot against Bond.
24th Nov '16 3:35:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DorkAge: Like fellow British cultural treasure Series/DoctorWho, the series has run for over fifty years, so everyone has their own DorkAge.

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* DorkAge: Like fellow British cultural treasure Series/DoctorWho, ''Series/DoctorWho'', the series has run for over fifty years, so everyone has their own DorkAge.



** The Judi Dench take on M is easily the most memorable version of the character and has received gradually more screen time as her time in the role has continued. Her version of M survived the full continuity reboot into ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.

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** The Judi Dench Creator/JudiDench take on M is easily the most memorable version of the character and has received gradually more screen time as her time in the role has continued. Her version of M survived the full continuity reboot into ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.



* FandomHeresy: [[LegacyCharacter "The Codename Theory,"]] which states that "James Bond" is a cover identity given to whatever agent currently holds the rank of 007 (and thus each actor to portray Bond has been playing a "different" character) is very divisive. Some like the idea a lot, while others hate the fact that it tries to take [[ComicbookTime Bond continuity]] ''far'' more seriously than EON ever has, and even that it turns {{Call Back}}s into plotholes. (Why do people remember Bond from before he was an agent? Why were souvenirs from Connery!Bond's missions in Lazenby!Bond's desk? Why would Moore!Bond pay respects to his predecessor's dead wife? Why does Leiter recognize Dalton!Bond?) Lee Tamahori, director of ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', is a supporter of this theory and reportedly planned to canonize it by having Sean Connery cameo as the now-elderly "First" Bond, endearing him either more or less to a lot of fans.
** It was actively {{Jossed}} by ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', as Bond visits his parents' graves and their names are "Bond." However, since Daniel Craig's Bond is an explicit reboot, the theory persists that the first five Bonds were agents using code names.

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* FandomHeresy: [[LegacyCharacter "The Codename Theory,"]] which states that "James Bond" is a cover identity given to whatever agent currently holds the rank of 007 (and thus each actor to portray Bond has been playing a "different" character) is very divisive. Some like the idea a lot, while others hate the fact that it tries to take [[ComicbookTime Bond continuity]] ''far'' more seriously than EON ever has, and even that it turns {{Call Back}}s into plotholes. (Why do people remember Bond from before he was an agent? Why were souvenirs from Connery!Bond's missions in Lazenby!Bond's desk? Why would Moore!Bond pay respects to his predecessor's dead wife? Why does Leiter recognize Dalton!Bond?) Lee Tamahori, director of ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', is a supporter of this theory and reportedly planned to canonize it by having Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery cameo as the now-elderly "First" Bond, endearing him either more or less to a lot of fans.
** It was actively {{Jossed}} by ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', as Bond visits his parents' graves and their names are "Bond." However, since Daniel Craig's Creator/DanielCraig's Bond is an explicit reboot, the theory persists that the first five Bonds were agents using code names.



* LoveItOrHateIt: Timothy Dalton's era. Some fans love the darker tone and faithfulness to the books, whereas others prefer the more light-hearted and grandiose Bond stories. His performance is another point of contention, with some praising his intense portrayal and others denouncing him for not being as tongue-in-cheek as his predecessors.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: Timothy Dalton's Creator/TimothyDalton's era. Some fans love the darker tone and faithfulness to the books, whereas others prefer the more light-hearted and grandiose Bond stories. His performance is another point of contention, with some praising his intense portrayal and others denouncing him for not being as tongue-in-cheek as his predecessors.



** Among the actors to have played Bond, Lazenby is the one most likely to be liked the least among fans, due in large part to the relative stiffness of his portrayal (before getting the part, he had been a male model and had little acting experience) as well as [[ToughActToFollow due to him having to follow Connery's iconic portrayal]]. Though he does have his fair share of defenders, nowadays.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Although many have praised the Daniel Craig ''Bond'' films for being more gritty and realistic than the sometimes-campy ''Bond'' films of previous years, there are a significant number of fans who 'miss' the implausible gadgets, girls with suggestive names, and over-the-top villains and wish them to return. At a more general level, these fans often feel like the Craig films aren't really ''Bond'' films at all, having a lot more in common with the ''Film/{{Taken}}'' films and ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' than with previous ''Bond'' films.

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** Among the actors to have played Bond, Lazenby Creator/GeorgeLazenby is the one most likely to be liked the least among fans, due in large part to the relative stiffness of his portrayal (before getting the part, he had been a male model and had little acting experience) as well as [[ToughActToFollow due to him having to follow Connery's iconic portrayal]]. Though he does have his fair share of defenders, nowadays.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Although many have praised the Daniel Craig Creator/DanielCraig ''Bond'' films for being more gritty and realistic than the sometimes-campy ''Bond'' films of previous years, there are a significant number of fans who 'miss' the implausible gadgets, girls with suggestive names, and over-the-top villains and wish them to return. At a more general level, these fans often feel like the Craig films aren't really ''Bond'' films at all, having a lot more in common with the ''Film/{{Taken}}'' films and ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' than with previous ''Bond'' films.



* TooGoodToLast: Timothy Dalton's run on the series ([[LoveItOrHateIt for his fans at least]]).
* ToughActToFollow: The Sixties. Not only is Sean Connery widely regarded as the definitive Bond, but the first 6 films had arguably the strongest run the series has ever seen. On a lesser scale, ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe,'' ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', ''Film/GoldenEye,'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' were warmly received entries that had tepid follow-ups.

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* TooGoodToLast: Timothy Dalton's Creator/TimothyDalton's run on the series ([[LoveItOrHateIt for his fans at least]]).
* ToughActToFollow: The Sixties. Not only is Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery widely regarded as the definitive Bond, but the first 6 films had arguably the strongest run the series has ever seen. On a lesser scale, ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe,'' ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', ''Film/GoldenEye,'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' were warmly received entries that had tepid follow-ups.



** Instead of spending all day here, let's just say "Early Bond" + "Women" (note that the books have other value issues as well, but the women are most prominent). Roger Moore even looks uncomfortable attempting to imitate such works in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.

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** Instead of spending all day here, let's just say "Early Bond" + "Women" (note that the books have other value issues as well, but the women are most prominent). Roger Moore Creator/RogerMoore even looks uncomfortable attempting to imitate such works in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
9th Sep '16 1:27:08 PM DrOO7
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* TheWoobie: James Bond, in the Daniel Craig era, is pretty much this to a T. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero still regrets over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind]] [[GreaterScopeVillain all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue [[DamselInDistress Madeline]], especially the way he [[SayMyName cries out her name]], as he races through the old MI6 building while searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that he is ''absolutely fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. Given [[DarkAndTroubledPast what he has been]] [[TraumaCongaLine through over the years]], and [[MarriedToTheJob with little of a life he has outside of MI6,]] it's quite sad to say that he does really need a big hug.

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* TheWoobie: James Bond, in the Daniel Craig era, is pretty much this to a T. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero still regrets over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind]] [[GreaterScopeVillain all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near At the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue [[DamselInDistress Madeline]], especially Madeline]]--especially the way he [[SayMyName cries out her name]], name]] as he races through the old MI6 building while searching for her, is her--are very touching. You get One gets the feeling that he is ''absolutely fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. Given [[DarkAndTroubledPast what he has been]] [[TraumaCongaLine through over the years]], and [[MarriedToTheJob with little of a life he has outside of MI6,]] it's quite sad to say that he does really need a big hug.
13th Aug '16 12:50:29 PM erforce
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Although many have praised the Daniel Craig ''Bond'' films for being more gritty and realistic than the sometimes-campy Bond films of previous years, there are a significant number of fans who 'miss' the implausible gadgets, girls with suggestive names, and over-the-top villains and wish them to return. At a more general level, these fans often feel like the Craig films aren't really Bond films at all, having a lot more in common with the {{Taken}} and Franchise/TheBourneIdentity franchises than with previous Bond films.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Although many have praised the Daniel Craig ''Bond'' films for being more gritty and realistic than the sometimes-campy Bond ''Bond'' films of previous years, there are a significant number of fans who 'miss' the implausible gadgets, girls with suggestive names, and over-the-top villains and wish them to return. At a more general level, these fans often feel like the Craig films aren't really Bond ''Bond'' films at all, having a lot more in common with the {{Taken}} ''Film/{{Taken}}'' films and Franchise/TheBourneIdentity franchises ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' than with previous Bond ''Bond'' films.
1st Aug '16 3:25:58 PM contrafanxxx
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* TheWoobie: James Bond, in the Daniel Craig era, is pretty much this to a T. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero still regrets over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind]] [[GreaterScopeVillain all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue [[DamselInDistress Madeline]], especially the way he cries out her name, as he races through the old MI6 building while searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that he is ''absolutely fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. Given [[DarkAndTroubledPast what he has been]] [[TraumaCongaLine through over the years]], and [[MarriedToTheJob with little of a life he has outside of MI6,]] it's quite sad to say that he does really need a big hug.

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* TheWoobie: James Bond, in the Daniel Craig era, is pretty much this to a T. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero still regrets over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind]] [[GreaterScopeVillain all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue [[DamselInDistress Madeline]], especially the way he [[SayMyName cries out her name, name]], as he races through the old MI6 building while searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that he is ''absolutely fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. Given [[DarkAndTroubledPast what he has been]] [[TraumaCongaLine through over the years]], and [[MarriedToTheJob with little of a life he has outside of MI6,]] it's quite sad to say that he does really need a big hug.
15th Jul '16 7:28:28 PM Njein
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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this to a T. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero is still regretting over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind]] [[GreaterScopeVillain all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue [[DamselInDistress Madeline]], especially the way he cries out her name, as he races through the old MI6 building while searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that he is ''absolutely and really fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through over the years.

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* TheWoobie: The James Bond, in the Daniel Craig version of James Bond era, is pretty much this to a T. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero is still regretting regrets over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind]] [[GreaterScopeVillain all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue [[DamselInDistress Madeline]], especially the way he cries out her name, as he races through the old MI6 building while searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that he is ''absolutely and really fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all Given [[DarkAndTroubledPast what he has been been]] [[TraumaCongaLine through over the years.
years]], and [[MarriedToTheJob with little of a life he has outside of MI6,]] it's quite sad to say that he does really need a big hug.
15th Jul '16 12:28:07 PM Njein
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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero is still regretting over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, especially the way he cries out her name as he races through the building, searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that the man is ''absolutely fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.

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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this.this to a T. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job]] and [[ByronicHero is still regretting over losing his loved ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind behind]] [[GreaterScopeVillain all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, [[DamselInDistress Madeline]], especially the way he cries out her name name, as he races through the building, old MI6 building while searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that the man he is ''absolutely and really fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.
through over the years.
15th Jul '16 11:47:05 AM Njein
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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles, has a grim outlook on his job and is still brooding over losing his loved ones, especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, especially the way he cries out her name as he races through the building, searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that the man is ''absolutely fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.

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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles, smiles]], [[KnightInSourArmor has a grim outlook on his job job]] and [[ByronicHero is still brooding regretting over losing his loved ones, ones]], especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father adopted him after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, especially the way he cries out her name as he races through the building, searching for her, is very touching. You get the feeling that the man is ''absolutely fed up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.
15th Jul '16 11:45:36 AM Njein
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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and generally looks unhappy even when he smiles. He has a grim outlook on his job and is still brooding over losing his loved ones, especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/Spectre'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father took him in after Bond loses his parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'' Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, especially the way he cries out her name as he races through the building, searching for her. You get the feeling that the man is just fed up with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.

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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and [[PerpetualFrowner generally looks unhappy even when he smiles. He smiles, has a grim outlook on his job and is still brooding over losing his loved ones, especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/Spectre'', ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father took adopted him in after Bond loses his own parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'' ''Spectre'', Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, especially the way he cries out her name as he races through the building, searching for her. her, is very touching. You get the feeling that the man is just ''absolutely fed up up'' with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.
15th Jul '16 11:42:36 AM Njein
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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and generally looks unhappy even when he smiles. He has a grim outlook on his job and is still brooding over losing his loved ones, especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}. In ''Film/Spectre'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father took him in after Bond loses his parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenterout of jealousy.]] Franz even mocks him, [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'' Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, especially the way he cries out her name as he races through the building, searching for her. You get the feeling that the man is just fed up with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.

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* TheWoobie: The Daniel Craig version of James Bond is pretty much this. He has several emotional issues, [[ParentalAbandonment is orphaned at an early age]], has a penchant for revenge, and generally looks unhappy even when he smiles. He has a grim outlook on his job and is still brooding over losing his loved ones, especially Vesper Lynd in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and M in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}. ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. In ''Film/Spectre'', it's even revealed that [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser's]] father took him in after Bond loses his parents, but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz kills him]] [[TheResenterout [[TheResenter out of jealousy.]] Franz even [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech mocks him, him,]] [[TheChessmaster telling how he was behind all of Bond's miseries over the years.]] Near the end of ''Spectre'' Bond's frantic efforts to rescue Madeline, period, especially the way he cries out her name as he races through the building, searching for her. You get the feeling that the man is just fed up with losing people that he cares about and is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] that it will not happen this time. It's sad to say this, but this man does need a big hug for all what he has been through.
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