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



[[folder:The Novel]]
!'''General Nicholai Sergenovich Grubozaboyschikov (G)'''

The only major character to be exclusive to the book, "G" is the Director of SMERSH who is feared by every agent of Soviet Intelligence. He is also Klebb and Grant's superior in the novel and charges them to both eliminate and humiliate James Bond for his past foilings of SMERSH plots.

* AdaptedOut: He is replaced by Blofeld in the film.
* BaldOfEvil: His head is as shiny as a bleached skull, making his appear even more terrifying.
* BigOlEyebrows: Sports a pair, which also adds to the intimidation factor.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: He and his fellow intelligence big shots brainstorm a lot of creative deaths for Bond, before ultimately deciding on assassinating him and framing him for a sex scandal.
* DanBrowned: Fleming's introduction insists he was a real person and really ran SMERSH at the time the novel was set. In fact, the real SMERSH never lasted beyond UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and G never existed.
* TheDragon: He is mentioned to be the personal attack dog of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Serov General Ivan Serov]], the ultimate head of Soviet Intelligence, who, unlike G, really did exist.
* DragonInChief
* TheDreaded: The heads of all the other branches of Soviet Intelligence - KGB, GRU, and RUMID - fear Grubozaboyschikov, He is well aware of this and watches all the others for signs of weakness when they have meetings, which he then in turn snitches on to Serov.
* EvilCounterpart: To M, being a spy chief with a single letter for a codename.
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is Klebb and Grant's commander, but otherwise has no part in their plot. In turn, Ivan Serov would be the GreaterScopeVillain to him, and Nikita Khrushchev to ''him''.
* OverlyLongName: No wonder he goes by "G."
* TheSpymaster: One of four the Soviet Union has, and the most dangerous by far.
* TheUnfought: Bond only climbs the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil as far as Klebb; he never meets G.
* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for chapters four through six.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He keeps watch to see if any of the other intelligence branch heads' usefulness may be wearing thin.

[[folder:The Film]]
!'''Ali Karim Bey'''
->Played by: '''Pedro Armendáriz'''

A former circus strongman, he is [=MI6=]'s head of Station T in Istanbul. He is a wise, good natured man whom Bond immediately takes a liking to.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Calling Kerim's character in the book a "bad guy" is probably a stretch, but the film still omits most of his less savory character traits, most infamously his cheery endorsement of the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization.
* AdaptationNameChange: His given name was changed from "Darko" to "Ali" in the film, possibly because the context of "Darko" ([[UnfortunateName it's exactly]] [[DarkIsEvil what you]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast think it is]]) would be uncomfortable even for 1963.
* AbusiveParents: We get to learn his rather twisted backstory in the book. His father was a brutish man who stole other men's wives and thrashed his kids for discipline. Nevertheless his community respected him (as does Kerim in an odd way) due to being a poor village that prized strength.
* BadassMustache: A badass with a moustache.
* CoolOldGuy: A cool guy, and Armendáriz's age was showing.
* FamilyBusiness: Most of his employees are his sons (and he has a lot).
* TheHedonist: One gets the distinct impression that if the government were to pay him to wallow in wine and women all day, he'd jump at the chance. As it stands, though, he's very good at what he does.
* ThePatriarch: Exclusively employs family members, reasoning they're the only people you can trust in the spying business. This, of course, has the side effect of him being at least as promiscuous as Bond is.
* {{Pornstache}}: Look at the picture.
* ReallyGetsAround: Probably the only Bond character who gets more than Bond. This is a matter of necessity, as a large family means a lot of underlings who are guarenteed to be loyal to him.
-->'''Kerim:''' [''about to sleep with his mistress''] Back to the salt mines...
* SacrificialLion: Killed by Grant on the Orient Express.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Even though his arm is injured he insists on pulling the trigger on Bond's sniper rifle to kill his old enemy, the Bulgarian agent Krilencu.
* UnscrupulousHero: He's sexist, hedonistic, and willing to do all sorts of dubiously-moral deeds, but is also the most loyal and competent intelligence agent in Turkey. Bond would later encounter similar "bad good guy" characters such as [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Marc-Ange Draco]] and [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Tiger Tanaka]].

!'''Tatiana "Tanya" Romanova'''
->Played by: '''Daniela Bianchi'''

A corporal in Soviet Army Intelligence, assigned to work in the Soviet Embassy in Istanbul as a cipher clerk. Because of her beauty, Rosa Klebb assigns her the mission of seducing Bond and having him take her to England to deliver a LEKTOR code machine.

* AdaptationDyeJob: She's a brunette in the book.
* AffectionateNickname: Her friends call her "Tanya".
* FakeDefector: This is what she believed her mission was, but turns out that she's a pawn on SPECTRE'S bigger plan, as seen in UnwittingPawn.
* GirlOfTheWeek: The Bond Girl for this film.
* MsFanservice: Most of her screentime has her in nighties.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Genuinely pleasant and friendly.
* ReadyForLovemaking: Her intro to Bond (which was used to audition the Bond Girls by the producers).
* SameLanguageDub: Her English was fine, but Bianchi's thick Italian accent wasn't.
* SensualSlavs: A sensual Russian woman stationed in Istanbul.
* SexFaceTurn: Bond rogered her and she couldn't resist his charms.
* SexySecretary: Sexy ''cipher clerk''.
* ShesGotLegs:
-->'''Bond:''' [''checking her out via the periscope''] Well from this angle, things are shaping up nicely.
* StockingFiller: She wears black silk stockings (as per the original scene in the novel) as part of her outfit to seduce Bond. They're only very briefly seen in the movie as released, but there are a number of photos of Daniela Bianchi (as Tatiana) wearing these stockings in the screen-test version of the scene, notably when Bond pulls the bedsheet off Tatiana to reveal her stockinged legs.
* TropeCodifier: Her bedroom encounter with James is used to screen-test future Bonds and Bond Girls.
* UnwittingPawn: She carries out the mission given to her by Rosa Klebb thinking that Klebb's still from the Soviet government, without realizing that Klebb has long ago defected to SPECTRE and that she ordered Red Grant to kill her and Bond and then make it look like it was a murder-suicide.

!'''Donald "Red" Grant'''
[[caption-width-right:350:''" Ever since your arrived in Istanbul, I've been keeping tabs on you. I've even been your guardian angel."'']]
->Played by: '''Robert Shaw'''

Along with Oddjob and Jaws, he is quite an iconic Bond villain henchman. Grant is a tall, burly, blonde SPECTRE agent (SMERSH in the books) and a sadistic, ruthless and psychotic killer. Grant's backstory in the movie and book are completely different but both effectively amount to "''This is a horrible person you don't want to mess with''".

* AloneWithThePsycho: Again, one of the only times Bond is totally gotten the drop on by an enemy.
* AxCrazy: Machine gun crazy, actually (in the book).
* BadassNormal: Unlike later notable Bond henchmen, he doesn't have any fancy gimmicks or superhuman attributes. Unlike GiantMook guys like Hans or Krieger, he's not even noticeably larger than Bond either (in fact, Robert Shaw was shorter than Sean Connery). He's just a ruthless, extremely efficient covert operative, [[EvilCounterpart just like Bond himself]].
* BondVillainStupidity: Robert Shaw's chilling, brilliant performance obscures the fact that Grant may be the single most {{egregious}} example in the entire series. For once, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shooting Bond]] is the actual plan, but Grant manages to muck it up with an inexcusable bout of EvilGloating and JustBetweenYouAndMe. Further, after revealing to Bond that he's going to kill him and Tatiana and make it look like Bond committed murder-suicide, Grant [[EvilGloating gloats]], "The first one [bullet] won't kill you. Not the second. Not even the third. Not till you crawl over here and kiss my foot!" Of course, if Grant had succeeded in doing this, with four or more bullets in Bond's dead body, [[WhatAnIdiot it wouldn't look like a suicide.]]
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that its mentioned he used to be in an insane asylum--beneath his seemingly professional exterior, [[AxCrazy he's just a homicidal lunatic.]]
* TheBrute: Just pointing it out in case that the other tropes didn't make it clear.
* DirtyCommunists: In the book version, he defected to SMERSH just so he could become a [[PsychoForHire paid assassin]] as compared to [[SerialKiller killing them for free]] like he did before.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. While the book version doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed, he's actually able to do things that other Bond villain henchmen are completely incapable of (like use stealth or hold down a cover).
* TheDragon: Rosa Klebb's or Blofeld's in the movie, and General G's in the book.
* DragonInChief: He's just as smart as Klebb and is a match for Bond in combat; Klebb doesn't do much other than recruit Grant and Tania, film Bond and Tania and attempt to take the Lektor herself at the end of the film, getting owned by a chair-wielding Bond in the process before Tania shoots her. After he was killed with about 20 minutes left in the film, the only obstacle left was the helicopter {{Mooks}}, while the boats were called in last-minute.
* EvilCounterpart: To Bond. Both are highly skilled operatives who loyally serve a shadowy organization, equally skilled in combat and make good use of gadgets; Grant has a watch concealing a garrote and Bond has the suitcase, among others.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Still gregariously refers to Bond as "old man" after outing himself as an agent of SPECTRE.
* GeniusBruiser: He's quite the ManipulativeBastard.
** Sets up the entire Krilencu subplot by killing a Russian agent's driver, knowing that Krilencu would try to bomb Kerim's office.
** Follows Bond and Kerim to the gypsy camp, where he saves Bond's life from an attack from behind. This ensures that after Kerim kills Krilencu, Bond would return to his hotel, where he would meet Tanya. They would be filmed by Klebb
** Ensures that Bond gets Tania's map by killing the Russian agent who gets his hands on it.
** Compromises the secrecy of Bond's escape by killing Kerim and Benz (a Russian security agent who follows Bond, Kerim and Tania onto the train and is overpowered by the former two), forcing Bond to send for another agent, whom he kills and impersonates (Captain Nash). Bond is entirely fooled until Grant has pulled a gun on him.
* {{Greed}}: His AchillesHeel in the film.
* TheHeavy: He drives [=SPECTRE=]'s actions from when Bond arrives in Istanbul to the Orient Express.
* HeroKiller: His task is to ''kill James Bond'', so we already know he's going to be dangerous. Grant kills agents on both sides of the Cold War left and right, but he cements his status as a HeroKiller when he kills Kerim on the Orient Express.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed with his own garrote (film) or gun (book). This is ironic because the plan was to kill Bond with his own (Bond's) gun.
* KarmicDeath: Killed going for some gold coins.
* {{Lunacy}}: In the book, his killing urges coincide with the full moon.
* MadeOfIron: Doesn't flinch when hit by a pair of brass knuckles. This is a slight exaggeration from the book, where he doubles over slightly and stands upright again, looking pissed, from a blow that the narration notes would have left any normal man cringing helplessly on the floor.
* MasterActor: Impersonates a [=MI6=] agent (Captain Nash) by adopting an upper-class accent, as well as the man's hat and traveling case. Bond is entirely fooled until Grant has him at gunpoint. Downplayed in the book, where Bond is still fooled by the impersonation, but senses ''something'' is badly wrong.
* MrFanservice: Practically alone amongst male Bond villains, Grant is actually incredibly handsome. The novel notes, however, that he's handsome in such a way that you can still tell there's something... [[UncannyValley off]] about him.
* PaperThinDisguise: His disguise as Captain Nash is simply Nash's hat, briefcase, and an upper-class English accent.
* PsychoForHire: A serial killer (stemming from advanced case of manic-depressive disorder) in the original book, and a homicidal paranoiac in the movie.
* TheQuietOne: Bordering on TheVoiceless. He does not speak for most of the movie, and when he finally does, it's to imitate someone he has just murdered.
* RedRightHand: Almost literally--his reddish skin tone is noted in the novel as marring what are otherwise extremely handsome physical features, giving a clue to his nature.
* {{Sadist}}: As shown with the aforementioned "Kiss my foot!" line and, if you look closely, you can see a smile on his face as he prepares to use his garrote on Bond.
* SerialKiller: Book version.
* VillainProtagonist: He is the viewpoint character for the first three chapters of the book.
* WeaponOfChoice: His garrote, which is concealed in his watch. Bond uses this to strangle him to death.

!'''Rosa Klebb / Number Three'''
->Played by: '''Lotte Lenya'''

In the movie, Rosa Klebb is depicted as a former SMERSH agent who has defected to become a member of SPECTRE (Blofeld refers to her as "Number 3"). She uses Kronsteen's plans to obtain the Lektor and kill Bond. She deceives Tatiana Romanova into helping Bond steal the Lektor, and then sends Red Grant to kill Bond and recover it.

* TheBaroness: An iconic example.
* BigBad: Answers to Blofeld, but is the plots BigBad.
* BlofeldPloy: She's spared and given a last chance.
* BusCrash: She actually survives the end of the book, and is arrested by the Deuxieme Bureau. At the beginning of ''Literature/DrNo'', it's offhandedly mentioned she died in prison, and she is then never brought up again. Even the cause of her death is unrevealed.
* CoDragons: With Kronsteen.
* TheDarkChick
* DepravedBisexual: She apparently had an affair with Spanish Communist leader [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrés_Nin Andrés Nin]] (a historical figure), but was also pretty blatantly coming on to Tatiana.
* DirtyOldWoman: Implied to be a [[PsychoLesbian depraved lesbian]].
* EvilRedhead: Evil and has red hair.
* FanDisservice: We get to read a description of her in her lingerie in the book. ''Eeeeew''.
* GonkyFemme: She is described in quite ugly terms in the book, but when Tatiana is ordered to report to Krebb's apartment for a late night briefing, Krebb is dressed in a babydoll-ish nightie and giggly tries to seduce Tatiana.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Shot by her own henchwoman in the climax.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The famous [[TrickedOutShoes spring-loaded knife-tipped shoe]] she uses against Bond.
* KarmicDeath: Shot through the heart by her own protege, who had ''really'' fallen for the man she had groomed her to fake falling for.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: More than one person who worked on the movie has said that to say Lotte Lenya is the exact opposite of Klebb is a big understatement.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the book, she's mentioned to be in her forties, but look much older, presumably because she's evil or something.
* PsychoLesbian: Her sexuality is kept ambiguous in the film but there's some hints towards it. Not so much in the book, in which... well, it's a lot more overt.
* RedRightHand: Not a disfigurement or anything, but she's said to look elderly despite being only middle-aged. Why is never explained.
* RenegadeRussian: In the movie. Totally loyal in the book.
* RoomDisservice[=/=]JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Her last gambit to kill Bond and steal the McGuffin is to disguise herself as a hotel maid.
* TortureTechnician: Rumored to be this in the book.

!'''Kronsteen / Number Five'''
[[caption-width-right:310:''"Who is Bond, compared with Kronsteen?"'']]
->Played by: '''Vladek Sheybal'''

The head of planning for SPECTRE. He devised a plan to lure James Bond into Turkey and then kill him, humiliating the British government and getting revenge for the death of Dr. No. When the plan failed, he was killed with a poison-tipped knife concealed in a shoe.

* AdaptationalVillainy: He's not a nice man in the book, but he's still just a Soviet Colonel doing his job. The film makes him into a board member for the world's most powerful terrorism-for-hire organization and gives him about a million levels in [[SmugSnake smug]].
* BlofeldPloy: Blofeld's first victim; it looks like Klebb will get the poison-knife kick, only for Morzeny to kick Kronsteen instead.
* BowtiesAreCool: If you consider him cool.
* TheChessmaster: Is a literal chessmaster too, in the book this aspect is more overt.
* CoDragons: With Rosa Klebb.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Averted, actually; it's mentioned that he has a wife and children in the book, but his years as a merciless Soviet intelligence agent has left him unable to see them, or anyone, really, as anything other than pieces on a chessboard.
* EvilGenius: The mastermind behind the Lektor decoder plot.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Although he's blatantly trying to throw Klebb under the bus, Kronsteen isn't wrong when he suggests that it was the failure of Klebb's man Grant that led to the EvilPlan failing (of course, neither he nor Klebb or even Blofeld were aware of this).
* NeverMyFault: Denies any responsibility in the failure of the plot to kill Bond and obtain the Lektor. In Kronsteen's defense, it was actually Grant's fault, but all any of them knew was that Grant had been killed while Bond escaped, so the trope still applies to an extent.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: A literal chessmaster ''and'' [=SPECTRE's=] chief [[TheChessmaster strategist]].
* SmugSnake: Excessively arrogant, not even Klebb likes him.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Kronsteen wasn't prepared for Bond, and missing the facts about Q Branch, a part of MI6 he didn't research, [[YouHaveFailedMe earns him a poisoned dagger in the leg]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: Blofeld has him killed when his plan to assassinate Bond and obtain the Lektor fails.

!'''Number One (Ernst Stavro Blofeld)'''
->Played by: '''Anthony Dawson'''
->Voiced by: '''Eric Pohlmann'''

The film marks the first appearance of the mysterious chief of the SPECTRE organization. His face was not seen on screen until ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.

* AnimalMotifs: Uses a black octopus as a symbol for the SPECTRE and enjoys making parallels between fish fights and his current evil plans.
* BadBoss: Does not tolerate failure.
* BigBad: Technically, of Sean Connery's (and George Lazenby's) entire tenure as Bond. In this film, he's the head of SPECTRE and the direct superior to [[TheHeavy Klebb]], [[TheDragon Grant]], and [[EvilGenius Kronsteen]].
* TheChessmaster: See "GreaterScopeVillain".
* DissonantSerenity: After Kronsteen's been killed by the poisoned blade, Blofeld simply quietly comments that "one of these days we have to invent a faster working venom."
* TheDreaded: By his subordinates, and how.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Blofeld speaks in a deep, rich baritone that shows off his intelligence and villainy.
* TheFaceless: For the viewers only.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's polite and calm with his subordinates, but, as Kronsteen's execution demonstrates, he has very little regard for their lives and has no tolerance for mistakes. He reacts to Kronsteen's death with the same soft tone he's been using for the entire movie, remarking that they should really invent a faster-acting venom.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Klebb and Kronsteen are the two antagonists most directly involved in the plot, nevertheless Blofeld oversees and has greater authority.
* KarmaHoudini: In this film, Bond never encounters Blofeld, and, as such, the villain is neither harmed nor brought to justice.
* ManipulativeBastard: The forte of SPECTRE.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Blofeld orders Klebb to have Bond killed and has a much greater sway on the criminal world but is content to remain in the background while she does the work.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Has limited screentime, in true GreaterScopeVillain fashion, he is an ominous, far off threat who only appears to occasionally order subordinates or hand out punishments.
* NebulousEvilOrganization: SPECTRE, the Special Executive for Counter Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.
* NonActionBigBad: Here, Blofeld avoids direct involvement in the field, while his agents carry out his plans.
* NoNameGiven: Subverted and played straight; Number One is identified as "Ernst Blofeld" in the closing credits, but the audience during the initial run of the film is only given a "?" when presented with the identity of the actor.
* RightHandCat: Cradles his beloved Persian cat for the first time in the movies. Definitely the TropeCodifier.
* SoftSpokenSadist: See DissonantSerenity.
* YouLookFamiliar: Not so much as ''look'' familiar (since we never see his face), but the actor who plays him is Anthony Dawson, who appeared in ''Film/DrNo'' as Professor Dent. Not that the audience would know as Dawson is not seen, heard or credited.

->Played by: '''Creator/WalterGotell'''

The one in charge of training the SPECTRE mooks. He will also step in for ground operations when needed.

* BaldOfEvil: Fits the criteria.
* TheDragon: He fits this role in the villain hierarchy better than Grant does despite having less screentime.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Runs the training facility for SPECTRE {{Mooks}}.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an X-shaped scar on the left side of his face.
* ManOnFire: Dies when he and his men are engulfed in flames created by Bond during the boat chase (and the actor actually had burns while shooting).
* MookLieutenant: Trains the mooks for SPECTRE.
* WeHaveReserves: Likes to use "live targets" for training. Just ask the faux James Bond in the opening sequence.

->Played by: Fred Haggerty

A Bulgarian who is employed by the Russians in Istanbul.

* ArchEnemy: to Kerim Bey.
* AxCrazy: Kerim mentions he kills for pleasure.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Kerim snipes him in the back and he falls 30 feet to the pavement below.
* EveryoneHasStandards: His employers, judging by the conversation Bond and Kerim see in the embassy, are not happy with him for trying to blow up Kerim.
* MadBomber: Tries to blow up Kerim's office after Grant kills a Russian driver and blames it on the British.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Kills a guard at the gypsy camp by throwing a knife into his chest.