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Characters specific to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/AViewToAKill''. For those in the entire film franchise, see [[Characters/JamesBond here]].


[[folder: Max Zorin]]
!!Max Zorin
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Dead! That's rather neat, don't you think?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ChristopherWalken

The surviving result of a Nazi eugenics experiment turned microchip tycoon and later recruited by the KGB. He has gone rogue and now pursues his own interests.
* ApocalypseHow: Class0, with the destruction of Silicon Valley and the death of millions [[CorruptCorporateExecutive just so he can corner the microchip market.]] All ForTheEvulz.
* AxCrazy: ''Extremely'' so, to the point where [[spoiler:he literally wields a fire axe during his final fight with Bond. It also doubles as his FatalFlaw that brings him down.]]
* AmazonChaser: His [[TheDragon dragoness]], sparring partner, and lover is a tall, powerfully built woman.
* BadBoss: Remarkably bad even by Bond villain standards. He personally guns down his own minions while cackling maniacally the moment he no longer needs them, and even betrays May Day, not even for the usual YouHaveFailedMe but simply ForTheEvulz.
* BigBad: He's the main villain of this film, and a truly terrifying one at that.
* BigFancyHouse: A Renaissance château in France (Chantilly), no less.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He wants to [[spoiler: flood Silicon Valley]], causing the death of millions just so he can [[spoiler: monopolize the microchip market]].
* CunningLinguist: It's mentioned he speaks five languages flawlessly, presumably one of the perks of being the product of late 20th century genetic engineering.
* DiabolicalMastermind: He has genius-level intelligence and hatches a scheme to murder millions of people for profit.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: He falls off the Golden Gate Bridge.]]
* EvilGenius: He has genius-level intelligence but is also completely AxCrazy. He hatches a scheme to murder millions of people for profit.
* EvilIsHammy: It's [[Series/SaturdayNightLive "More Cowbell"]] Creator/ChristopherWalken, what did you expect?
* EvilIsNotAToy: The Soviets really had no idea what they were dealing with Zorin is an incredibly insane [[TheSociopath psychopath]] and [[AxCrazy homicidal maniac]] to begin with, and [[TheStarscream he chose to screw them over once he became successful]].
* EvilLaugh: Often breaks out into evil laughter, even when it seems wholly inappropriate for the situation. For example, he cackles like ''an insane megalomaniac'' while gunning down several of his workers.
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler:The video game ''VideoGame/EverythingOrNothing'' revealed that he was the mentor of [[DragonAscendant Nikolai Diavolo]], who wanted to [[AvengingTheVillain avenge his death]].]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Max seems to have an affection for Carl Mortner, the Nazi scientist who created him.
* {{Expy}}: His plan is, essentially, a remake of Film/{{Goldfinger}}'s, only with ''significantly'' more collateral damage intended.
* FatalFlaw: Zorin's AxCrazy [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] behavior proves to be his biggest flaw, [[spoiler:as by the end of the movie, [[SanitySlippage whatever remaining sanity he had]] [[VillainousBreakdown has been completely whittled]] to the point that he literally wields an ax, trying to hack Bond to death during the climatic final battle at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's very cheerful in public. So is he when he [[spoiler: plans to have millions killed and mows down his own workers]].
* FreudianExcuse: The reason why Zorin is sociopathic to begin with is because he's the end result of a Nazi SuperBreedingProgram during WWII, in which pregnant women were injected with massive amounts of steroids in an attempt to create [[SuperSoldier "super-children"]] for the Nazis. While most of the pregnancies failed, the few babies that survived grew to become extraordinarily intelligent later in life [[TheSociopath but also totally psychopathic]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: He falls in the water from a great height, similar to the investor he had killed earlier.]]
* KingpinInHisGym: We are treated to a scene of Zorin sparring with May Day.
* KnightOfCerebus: Probably one of Bond's most dangerous foes since [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun Francisco Scaramanga]] or [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Ernst Stavro Blofeld]].
* OhCrap: Just as he's about to [[spoiler:fall 700 feet off the Golden Gate Bridge]].
* OmnicidalManiac: From the way he acts, it seems he wants to destroy Silicon Valley just to watch it go BOOM. His whole microchip price gouging scheme seems more like a fringe benefit.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's extremely impulsive and an mentally unstable brute. Part of this is because he is the end result of a Nazi eugenics program while the surviving babies were intelligent, they grew up to become psychopathic. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything General Gogol criticizing Zorin over (seemingly) killing Bond almost plays like a parent scolding a young child.]]
* PsychoticSmirk: He flashes a lot of these during the film. He even [[spoiler:[[GoOutWithASmile Goes Out with a Smile]] before he falls to his death.]]
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: He [[BadBoss murders his minions]] while cackling psychotically like a homicidal maniac.
* RogueAgent: He used to work for the KGB, but now he follows his own agenda.
* SanitySlippage: While he was already an insane psychopath to begin with, Zorin slowly loses his grip on sanity as the film progresses. [[spoiler:By the end, he's completely batshit AxCrazy to the point of wielding a fire axe against Bond after entering VillainousBreakdown mode.]]
* TheSociopath: Zorin fits the bill of one: LackOfEmpathy, FauxAffablyEvil, TriggerHappy, BadBoss, AxCrazy, PutTheLaughterInSlaughter, and ForTheEvulz. [[FreudianExcuse Part of this is because he's the end result of a Nazi eugenics project]], in which pregnant women were injected with massive quantities of steroids in an attempt to create "super-children" for the Nazis. Though most of these pregnancies failed, the few that survived became totally insane psychopaths, partly because of the drugs administered to create these "super-babies".
* TheStarscream: He's a product of Nazi eugenics experiments that the KGB raised, trained, and sent to the West as a deep cover agent. Once he becomes successful enough, he decides to screw them over and take a shot at global financial domination himself.
* SuperBreedingProgram: Zorin was the product of a Nazi eugenics program during World War II, in which pregnant women were injected with massive quantities of steroids in an attempt to create "[[SuperSoldier super-children]]" for the Nazis. While most of the pregnancies failed, the few babies that survived grew to become extraordinarily intelligent later in life [[TheSociopath but also totally psychopathic]].
* TriggerHappy: As shown when he massacres [[spoiler:''his own mine workers'']], laughing all the way.
* TheUnfettered: He'll do ''anything'' that pushes himself forward.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's seen as a respectable businessman, but is in fact a [[AxCrazy total]] [[TheSociopath psychopathic monster]] and [[OmnicidalManiac a mass murderer.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: While he was already an insane psychopath to begin with, Zorin slowly loses his grip on sanity as the film progresses. By the end of the film, [[spoiler:he becomes so AxCrazy to the point of wielding a fire axe during his final fight with Bond.]]

[[folder: May Day]]
!!May Day
[[caption-width-right:297:''"Someone will take care of you."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GraceJones

Max Zorin's main enforcer, bodyguard and lover.
* AmazonianBeauty: She's tough and certainly looks it, but that doesn't stop her from being attractive.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: She rarely talks. She doesn't need to.
* TheBrute: She's the muscle in Zorin's operations and she rarely talks.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She can lift a man over her head effortlessly.
* DangerTakesABackseat: [[spoiler:She murders Sir Godfrey and Chuck Lee by hiding in the back of their cars.]]
* DarkActionGirl: As the enforcer for Zorin.
* DeathGlare: Very often. See the picture.
* {{Determinator}}: She manages to get away from Bond after a really steadfast chase through the streets of Paris.
* TheDragon: Subverted, actually; she seems this way at first, but it ultimately transpires that Zorin's most valued henchman is actually Scarpine, who even joins in Zorin's attempt to murder May Day and other minions.
* EnigmaticMinion: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Bond.
-->'''Bond:''' I see you're a woman of very few words.\\
'''May Day:''' What is there to say?
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She doesn't take kindly to Zorin turning on her and her AmazonBrigade.
* FamousLastWords: May Day gives these parting words to Bond [[spoiler:just before the bomb explodes]]:
-->'''May Day:''' [[spoiler:Get Zorin for me!]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: While rolling out of Zorin's mine on the bomb that's about to explode, she's laughing, knowing that she's helping screw over Zorin ''hard'' after what he pulled. Though it fades right before the bomb goes off, as she sees Zorin's blimp and shoots him one last DeathGlare.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:She helps Bond remove the bomb from the mine, putting the device onto a handcar and pushing it out of the mine, where it explodes, killing her.]]
* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Actually averted! Her motivation isn't Bond (though she ''did'' sleep with him), but {{revenge}} against BadBoss Zorin.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Mayday" is a radio distress signal that has been used by aircraft and ships.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Subverted by Bond and Zorin, who both hook up with her. In fact, it's her who seems a bit reluctant of them.
* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: Unless it's actually her name.
* PunnyName: Indeed, you can say that you'll need to shout "Mayday!" if you ever meet May Day.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Subverted in the sense that her motivation isn't redemption, but revenge against Zorin]].
* SayMyName: She pulls this [[spoiler: when she sees her companion Jenny Flex dead.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: {{Gender Flip}}ped: You do ''not'' want her after you.
* StatuesqueStunner: Much like Grace Jones herself. One poster even put her side by side with Bond, and they seemingly had the same height (in real life, Grace Jones and Roger Moore were a few inches apart in height).
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Not with a person but the mine Zorin was going to detonate upon the TNT, as the brakes on the cart they used jammed.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[spoiler:Her HeelFaceTurn is motivated by Zorin killing her AmazonBrigade and leaving her for dead]].
* VasquezAlwaysDies: She's the toughest, more aggressive and less feminine character in the film, [[spoiler:and dies at the end]].

[[folder: Stacey Sutton]]
!!Stacey Sutton
[[caption-width-right:300:''"I'd sell everything and live in a tent before I give up."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Tanya Roberts

A young geologist whose family's possessions are being squeezed by Zorin.
* EightiesHair: The only Bond girl of the 80s to truly show this.
* ActionSurvivor: On one hand, Sutton does very little to aid Bond and at one point fails to notice Zorin sneaking up on her ''in a freaking zeppelin''. On the other hand, she does manage to take out Scarpine out of nowhere and does ''intentionally'' distract Zorin during the fight at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, so at least she tries.
* AlliterativeName: '''S'''tacey '''S'''utton.
* CuteButCacophonic: She's gorgeous, but her screams are eardrum-shattering.
* DamselInDistress: And how. One of the most remembered parts of the film is her screaming "Jaaaaames!" a ''lot'' at an incredible high pitch. At least she fights back in the climax and even shows determination in fighting back against Zorin beforehand.
* GirlOfTheWeek: She's Bond's main love interest in the film.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's blonde haired and firmly on the good side.
* HotScientist: A young, blonde haired geologist.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Sutton is the granddaughter of an oil tycoon in California, but the company was taken over by Max Zorin. She filed a lawsuit against him in court, which forced her to sell most of her assets (which is TruthInTelevision) and become a geologist for the state of California.
* MayDecemberRomance: Creator/RogerMoore is older than Tanya Roberts' ''mother''. On one hand, this isn't entirely as bad as it sounds, since Roberts' mother gave birth at 17 (plus Carole Bouquet, who played Melina Havelock in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' was two years younger than Roberts). Still, learning this fact was reportedly what caused Moore to permanently leave the series.
* ScreamingWoman: She screams a ''lot'' at an incredible high pitch. Even a short fall onto some sand has her belt out a shriek.
-->'''Sutton:''' [[SayMyName Jaaaaames!]] Help meeeeeeee!
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: But since she's too squeamish to actually kill, she loads hers with rock salt instead of bullets.
* ShowerOfLove: She makes out with Bond in her shower at the end.

[[folder: Carl Mortner]]
!!Dr. Carl Mortner
[[caption-width-right:300:''"Selective breeding is important, ja. But more important is conditioning and desire!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Willoughby Gray

An old Nazi scientist whose experiments on pregnant deportees resulted in the creation of Max Zorin. He now designs Zorin's microchips for carrying horse-doping drugs.
* BaldOfEvil: He has little hair on his head and is evil.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Given his reaction when Zorin is about to fall to his death.
* EvilOldFolks: An old man responsible for conducting horrific experiments in WWII and is helping with Zorin's plan.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: He tells Bond that he thinks his principles in horse breeding could be equally applied to humans. It's later discovered that he did in fact experiment on concentration camp inmates with steroid injections to breed the "perfect" human. He created a generation of incredibly intelligent psychopaths.
* GoOutWithASmile: Clearly seen grinning as he and Scarpine fumble over the lit roll of dynamite that seals their fate.
* HerrDoktor: He's a Mengele-sque Nazi scientist from the war, responsible for experiments on women in concentration camps, resulting with highly intelligent, and psychotic offsprings. Zorin is one of them.
* HighClassGlass: He wears a monocle at all times. He can't see without it.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Literally. [[spoiler:He's blown up with his own dynamite.]]
* MadDoctor: It doesn't get any more mad than a Nazi doctor. His experiments with pregnant women on concentration camps seems to make him an stand-in for Josef Mengele.
* MadScientist: He experimented on concentration camp inmates to breed perfect humans, creating a generation of incredibly intelligent psychopaths.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Well yes, he's a Nazi dcotor.
* NaziGrandpa: If the above mentioned tropes didn't tip you enough; yes, he was a Nazi scientist.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He is based on Josef Mengele, who experimented with pregnant women on concentration camps in World War II.
* NoSwastikas: In the German dub of the film, he is a Polish communist.
* PiggybackingOnHitler: More like Piggybacking on Brezhnev: He utilized Soviet resources as long as their agendas aligned, and dumped them once he was able to pursue his own goals.
* TooDumbToLive: It's not very wise to light the fuse of a dynamite stick that soon. For that matter, there was a row of submachine guns he could have used ''instead'' of dynamite.

[[folder: Scarpine]]

->'''Played by:''' Patrick Bauchau

Zorin's chief of security and right-hand man.
* TheDragon: Shares this position with May Day to Zorin.
* MeaningfulName: Has a large distinctive scar on the left side of his face.
* OhCrap: When ordered by Zorin to pursue Bond out atop the Golden Gate Bridge.

[[folder: Godfrey Tibbett]]
!!Sir Godfrey Tibbett
[[caption-width-right:300:''"We're on a mission!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/PatrickMacnee

[=MI6=] field operative with a knighthood, who helps Bond when he infiltrates Zorin's villa and stable.
* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: He disguises himself as Bond's chauffeur.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He's killed by May Day almost at the same time Zorin reveals to Bond that he knows about their investigation.]]

[[folder: Achille Aubergine]]
!!Achille Aubergine
[[caption-width-right:272:''"But the key to this mystery is there. And I, Achille Aubergine, will intend to find it!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Jean Rougerie

A French private detective who meets Bond in a restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower to give him some secret informations about Zorin.
* AlliterativeName: '''A'''chille '''A'''ubergine.
* {{Expy}}: Of Literature/HerculePoirot.
* FriendOnTheForce: He's a PrivateDetective who gives valuable information to Bond [[spoiler: before he's assassinated by May Day.]]
* PrivateDetective: His job. [[spoiler: It ends getting him killed.]]
* UnfortunateNames: "Aubergine" means "eggplant" in (non-US) English and French.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:He is quickly killed by May Day with a poisoned fake butterfly.]]

[[folder: Pola Ivanova]]
!!Pola Ivanova
[[caption-width-right:350:''"James, you haven't changed!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Fiona Fullerton

A KGB agent sent by General Gogol to spy on Zorin. Bond seduces her in a spa and steals her recording of Zorin's conversation about his operation.
* ConvenientReplacementCharacter: Of Major Anya Amasova from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''; a female KGB agent who's friendly with Bond and knows him from a previous mission.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Bond. When they first met in the movie, they recognize each other from what was apparently a previous mission in which they were on opposing sides. Soon enough, they're frolicking in a hot tub at a spa.
* FuroScene: Ivanova and Bond share a bath together at an oriental bathhouse.
* MsFanservice: She spends most of her on-screen time in that hot tub.
* SensualSlavs: A sensual KGB agent.
* WhenHarryMetSvetlana: Subverted. She and Bond seem to agree to work together since she's been taping an incriminating conversation between Zorin and his oil company chief, Bob Conley; and have a romantic interlude together. However, after Pola hurriedly absconds to pass the tape of Zorin's conversation to General Gogol, they discover that Bond has swapped the tape with a cassette of Japanese music which had been playing in the spa they were in.

[[folder: Bob Conley]]
!!Bob Conley
->'''Played by:''' Manning Redwood

Zorin's chief mining engineer who handles Zorin's oil interests in California.
* AssholeVictim: EvenEvilHasStandards on the side, he was complicit in Zorin's goal to flood the fault, killing millions.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's head of one of Zorin's subsidiaries and is every bit the typical slimy oilman stereotype. His background check states that he ran a illegal mine in Africa that collapsed and killed many miners.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** He gives Zorin a "WTF dude!?" look when Zorin has the Russian spy shoved into the turbine.
** He tries to stop Zorin from having all the miners killed, to no avail.
---> '''Bob:''' ''[upon realizing that Zorin is going to detonate the explosives early]'' But Mayday... ''and my men!''\\
'''Zorin:''' Yeah. A convenient coincidence!\\
'''Bob:''' ''[DeathGlare]'' Mr. Zorin, those men are loyal to you!
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He is the first of Zorin's associates to be murdered by him.]]