%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.
Here is a list of the major characters that are embodied by Franchise/JamesBond and its various incarnations and important roles.

[[folder:Characters from Specific Films]]
* ''Characters/DrNo''
* ''Characters/FromRussiaWithLove''
* ''Characters/{{Goldfinger}}''
* ''Characters/{{Thunderball}}''
* ''Characters/YouOnlyLiveTwice''
* ''Characters/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
* ''Characters/DiamondsAreForever''
* ''Characters/LiveAndLetDie''
* ''Characters/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''
* ''Characters/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''
* ''Characters/{{Moonraker}}''
* ''Characters/ForYourEyesOnly''
* ''Characters/{{Octopussy}}''
* ''Characters/AViewToAKill''
* ''Characters/TheLivingDaylights''
* ''Characters/LicenceToKill''
* ''Characters/{{Goldeneye}}''
* ''Characters/TomorrowNeverDies''
* ''Characters/TheWorldIsNotEnough''
* ''Characters/DieAnotherDay''
* ''Characters/CasinoRoyale2006''
* ''Characters/QuantumOfSolace''
* ''Characters/{{Skyfall}}''

'''[[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Commander James Bond, 007, License to Kill]]'''

The James Bond actors each had a different version of the character. An overall discussion of the whole character of Bond is a subject that has had entire books dedicated to it.

[[folder:All Bonds]]

* AntiHero: He does have moral values, but given the job requires being ruthless and the license to kill lets him go scot free...
* {{AuthorAvatar}}/{{Expy}}: of IanFleming, who was a Royal Naval Intelligence Division officer during WorldWarTwo
-->'''Ann O'Neill''' in ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond'': Is that why he has your golf handicap and your taste in vodka?
* {{Badass}}: The guy racks up several kills per movie, saving the world and (usually) getting the girl in the process.
* BadassBaritone: Creator/PierceBrosnan being the only exception.
* BadassDriver: One of cinemas best and most iconic.
* BadassInDistress: He's captured or held at gunpoint at least once every movie, but always manages to keep his cool and find a way out.
* BadassInANiceSuit: You'll rarely see Bond wearing anything other than a tuxedo or a finely tailored suit.
%%* BadassLongcoat
* BondOneLiner: Well, yeah. He's the TropeNamer after all.
* TheCasanova: The guy seduces women left right and centre.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
--> "Shaken, not stirred."
--> "Bond. James Bond."
%%* CharacterTitle
* TheCharmer
* CombatPragmatist: Each Bond will make use of whatever they can to get the upper hand in a fight, especially against a BigBad, where he'll use the most [[KarmicDeath karmic weapon he can get his mitts on]].
* CulturedBadass: From a rich family and educated in private schools, yet also able to save the world on a regular basis.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[BondOneLiner Always has a quip ready for any situation]]. He's often been known to insult his captors [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine when they invite him to dinner]].
* DestructiveSavior: Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig especially.
* DrinkOrder: He loves his vodka martinis.
* TheGambler: Bond is often seen in casinos. Generally, Bond's card game of choice is Baccarat, but in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', [[WereStillRelevantDammit the game of choice is Texas Hold 'Em]].
* GeniusBruiser: Took a first in Oriental languages at Cambridge.
* GoodIsNotSoft: He will beat, blackmail, or betray anyone if it helps his mission any further.
* TheHero: One of cinema's top 3, according to the American Film Institute.
* HiddenDepths: At first glance, James Bond may seem to be your typical SociopathicHero. However, unlike a true sociopath, he is indeed capable of compassion. Just that he doesn't show it very often within his line of work for obvious reasons. In fact, he is actually uncomfortable with targeted assassinations (instead of killing for the safety of himself or others).
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Each of the Bonds is a crack marksman: Connery's Bond claims to have never missed with his Beretta when he's forced to change weapons in ''Film/DrNo'' and in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' he manages to shoot a clay pigeon without even looking at it and takes out Vargas with a HarpoonGun with a QuickDraw. Moore's Bond kills a sniper with a shotgun. Dalton's Bond fake-assassinates General Pushkin, who notes Bond's skill. Brosnan's Bond claims he never misses as a BondOneLiner. Part of Craig's Bond's character arc in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' is regaining his skills and he does with his [[AncestralWeapon father's rifle]]. Even Lazenby's Bond, who never manages to make a kill with his PPK onscreen, manages to show an impressive aim with a throwing knife and a calendar.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He comes of as being cold, misogynistic, and snarky, but has saved the world more than once, has a strong sense of justice, is ''very'' protective of his friends.
* LargeAndInCharge: Out of six actors, only Daniel Craig is below 6 feet. Thus Bond is always imposing!
* MrFanservice: Aside from nice or tight clothes, Bond can frequently be found shirtless (particularly post-coitus).
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Has the grade of [[CommandingCoolness Commander]]. ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice,'' ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe,'' and ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' all featured him in his Royal Navy uniform.
* OneManArmy: His kill tallies are usually pretty high per film, especially during the Brosnan era.
* OvertOperative: Bond is not exactly subtle about his methods of carrying out a mission.
* ThePornomancer: Many women who revile him at first end up in his bed, [[StrangledByTheRedString at times with no rational explanation why]].
* PublicDomainCharacter: Only in Canada. The literary 007 is public domain there due to 50 years passing since Fleming's death (most nations have it as 70 or 75 years).
* SociopathicHero: Especially in the Fleming novels and the earlier movies. Bond is intelligent, charismatic and manipulative with his courtship of women ranging from romantic to [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization rape]] at worst. Him quickly getting over his latest love interests between movies despite being stated to have loved them seems indicative of a [[LackOfEmpathy lack of empathy]] and [[ItAmusedMe Need For Stimulation]]; all together this makes for many of the traits that define a sociopath. Subverted in that he is indeed capable of compassion, something a true sociopath would never be able to do (unless he's good at faking compassion).
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The only one under 6 feet is Daniel Craig, and he makes up for it in HeroicBuild.
* TuxedoAndMartini: Bond is the TropeMaker, TropeNamer ''and'' TropeCodifier. Although, pop culture tends to exaggerate this one, as he normally opts for a suit unless infiltrating a formal occasion.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Every Bond has worn at least two.
* WeaponOfChoice: The legendary Walther PPK normally equipped with a suppressor. Different Bonds had a preference for different calibres; Connery, Dalton and Brosnan carried it in .32ACP, while Moore, Lazenby and Craig opted for the .380ACP version. In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' and ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', both Roger Moore and Sean Connery carried the Walther P5. Later in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', Brosnan's Bond gets a brand new Walther P99 which is used up until ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. Then in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', the PPK returns due to "artistic reasons".
* WouldHitAGirl: Even if she wasn't a DarkChick who attacks first. At least once it displeased the actor (in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', Bond [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique nearly breaks the arm of Andrea Anders trying to get information out of her]])


[[folder:Sean Connery]]


As the first cinematic Bond[[note]]but not the first person to play him -- that title goes to Barry Nelson in the 1954 TV movie ''Casino Royale'', while the first person to play a British Bond was Bob "I'll have a Q, Bob" Holness in a 1956 South African radio version of ''Moonraker''[[/note]], Connery is perhaps the best known. When people think of Bond, they often think of his distinctive accent and his suave sophistication. In fact, it was due to Connery's portrayal that Bond was canonically established as half-Scottish. First to employ the BondOneLiner, naturally.

* BraveScot: Creator/IanFleming approved of the portrayal so much that he actually made Bond's Scottish ancestry canon in [[Literature/JamesBond the novels]].
* CarpetOfVirility: Lampshaded in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' where the Japanese women are curious about his chest rug, as Japanese men don't tend to have it.
* TheCasanova: Every film has him at least flirting with multiple women.
* CoolCar: The Aston Martin [=DB5=], one of cinema's most iconic.
* DisposableWoman: Sean loves 'em and leaves 'em, sometimes in a coffin.
* DoubleEntendre: Very fond of these, especially in ''DiamondsAreForever.''
* ForcefulKiss: His courtship is anything but subdued.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.
* GoodIsNotNice: Connery's Bond isn't exactly a pleasant chap, but he's incredibly charming and still a good guy.
* HandsomeLech: Domino and Tatiana are the only women he shows much affection to. The others are merely rides in the hay. He was quite good with the two girls in Japan, Aki and Kissy. He seems happy to marry either of them, and is actually a little disappointed when he learns his marriage to Kissy is a sham.
* HeroicBuild: Connery used to be a bodybuilder, after all.
* MrFanservice: Became one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1960s.
* NiceHat: Was the only Bond to really wear hats and he wore a number of fedoras in the earlier films.
* NoIndoorVoice: A fairly restrained version. It's not so much that he shouts a lot, but his voice certainly packs a lot of baritone power.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Connery attempted an English accent in ''Film/DrNo'' before NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent. By then Fleming had confirmed the character as being Scottish because of his portrayal, so it didn't really matter.
* ThePornomancer: Even by Bond standards. He's also the only Bond to [[CureYourGays make a lesbian heterosexual]].
* RatedMForManly: He is often described as the "manly" Bond.
* SmokingIsCool: His EstablishingCharacterMoment pretty much solidifies this with his iconic delivery of the line "BondJamesBond."

[[folder:George Lazenby]]


Lazenby was an obscure actor and an obscure Bond. He only appeared in one movie, ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. However, it is well liked among hardcore Bond fans and casual viewers alike. The film is widely ''assumed'' to be bad, since if it had been good, Lazenby would have made more, right? Well, not really. Lazenby's problems were primarily behind the scenes, and the fact that he was replacing Connery made it a no-win situation with some critics, but most of that criticism has faded with time. The film is well regarded these days among those who have seen it. Lazenby says that he didn't return because he was given advice not to. Apparently his agent told him that the Bond franchise was on its way out, but [[CashCowFranchise boy was that wrong]]. Lazenby fired his agent soon afterwards.

%%* {{Badass}}
* CartwrightCurse: George Lazenby's loss is the most tragic in the series (save for Vesper in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'').
* TheCasanova: He seduces an entire RESORT of beautiful women.
* TheCastShowOff: George Lazenby is the '''only''' Bond Actor to date who is an ''actual'' Martial Artist (Black Belt in Shotokan-Ryu Karate, to be exact), not to mention being a former student and friend of BruceLee himself. This he gets to spectacularly show off on several occasions throughout his turn as 007.
* ChivalrousPervert: Played straight this time: Tracy starts out as suicidal and emotionally unbalanced, but Bond gives her a reason to live.
* CombatPragmatist: Even more so than Connery, and possibly to Craig's levels. When Lazenby's Bond fights you, you're in trouble.
* ContinuityNod: "This never happened to the other fella."
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler:Tracy's death.]]
* ManInAKilt: Wears a kilt at the ski resort. One of the women there attempts to determine if he's GoingCommando.
* ManlyTears: After [[spoiler: Tracy's death, and damned if they aren't deserved.]] It cuts away just as they're starting, though.



Moore tended to play his Bond [[LighterAndSofter more for comedy]], but he did do it pretty serious at times, as in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. He probably hung around too long, and was older than Connery when he took over the role, and is tied with Connery for the number of Bond movies made. He's perhaps the most [[BaseBreaker polarizing]] actor on this list, since two of his movies ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' and ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' are among the most well-received Bond flicks, while ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' and ''Film/AViewToAKill'' are considered among the worst.

* BadassBookworm: Roger Moore's character compensated for not being as tough as Sean Connery by acting like 007 had an IQ in the excess of 200 and expertise on every subject in the world.
* BadassGrandpa: He was the oldest and longest running actor in the series, starting at the age of 46 and ending at the age of 58.
* BerserkButton: People who take ''pleasure'' in senseless murder, especially that of women and innocents. Scaramanga and Zorin both found that out the ''hard'' way.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When you push him too far, he's completely ruthless and won't stop till the person that's pissed him off is dead.
* TheCasanova: Same as Connery.
* CharacterDevelopment: Bond is a royal jerk in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' and ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', but he's mellowed out by ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
* CoolCar: ''Lotus Esprit''. The thing could turn into ''a submarine'' when needed.
* TheDandy: Roger Moore loves his clothes, and used his own tailors for his version of Bond. Also, the tradition of Bond wearing a tuxedo in the gunbarrel sequence started with him.
* DisposableWoman: Roger Moore's Bond is even more heartless than Sean Connery's version in his early films. He improved as time went on, and by ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' he probably had as healthy a relationship with women as he's ever had (a 16 year old girl trying to seduce him notwithstanding).
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Roger Moore kills a ridiculous amount of bad guys on screen. 167 according to at least some counts. However, he only rarely does so using a gun. He prefers to toss them off buildings or use elaborately odd weapons like a explosive air pellet. That said, he's also actually shot the BigBad on at least two occasions, something other Bonds have not done.
* DoubleEntendre: The end of ''TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' has one of the greatest in the series, when M, Grey, and Gogol catch Bond and Agent Triple X in the throes of passion.
-->'''M''': 007!\\
'''Gogol''': Triple X!\\
'''Defense Minister Grey''': Bond, what do you think you're doing?\\
'''Bond''': (''{{beat}}'') Keeping the British end up, sir! (''closes curtain'')
%%* EvilCounterpart: Scaramanga.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
* GentlemanSnarker: The most comedic Bond, in fact.
* HandsomeLech: His courtship was pretty shady in his first two films, but by ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' he'd [[ChivalrousPervert become a lot more gentlemanly]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He employs some pretty outlandish weaponry when he's stuck, most notably the shark pellet from ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.
* {{Jerkass}}: In his first two films, before becoming a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* MoodWhiplash: Like Brosnan's Bond movies would be, Moore's Bond movies were interlaced with some very serious scenes and some very silly scenes.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Moore's James Bond was always playing nicer than he really was, as his many cold-blooded executions across his movies proves.
* OlderAndWiser: Especially in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', where he warns Melina about the double-edged nature of revenge, speaking as though from experience (having avenged [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService his wife]] by killing [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Blofeld]] in the pre-titles sequence, this was likely intentional).
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: With Max Zorin and May Day in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: RogerMoore is three years older than Creator/SeanConnery, and looked about 10 years younger when he was cast as Bond at 45.
* {{Omniglot}}: Is shown to know more languages than the other Bonds.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: His Bond is easily the most gentlemanly.
* StiffUpperLip: He maintains his equanimous composure, despite mayhem so often surronding him -- moreso perhaps than the other Bonds.
* TookALevelInKindness: Starting in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
* TheTrickster: He ''loves'' messing with the villains.

[[folder:Timothy Dalton]]


Nothing will start an argument among Bond fans as quickly as praising Timothy Dalton, [[LoveItOrHateIt the Marmite of Bond actors]]. He began the trend of portraying Bond [[DarkerAndEdgier with a darker tone]], and is still considered the darkest of all of them (rivalled only by Daniel Craig), which some felt was needed after the sometimes overly comedic Moore films. He was also [[PromotedFanboy a fan of the books]] and tried to create Ian Fleming's Bond on-screen twenty years before Daniel Craig and the Bond producers ever thought of doing so. At the same time, he has also been praised for having the most realistic love scenes. The producers actually considered him for ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', but he felt he was too young at the time, and didn't want to be the one that replaced Connery.

* TheAtoner: ''LicenceToKill'' has been interpreted by many as Bond trying to atone for his failure to protect Tracy.
* BerserkButton: Hurting his friends is the best way to make him angry.
* BlessedWithSuck: Dalton's character seems awfully annoyed that he has a fabulous life of impossibly beautiful women and world travel.
* BloodierAndGorier: He's much more ruthless with his executions in ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
* ByronicHero: Helped by the fact that Dalton has also played Rochester,
* TheCharmer: Oddly not as much a ChickMagnet as his predecessors. To compensate, however, he tends to form closer attachments with women than the others, especially his predecessors.
%%* CoolCar: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''. Even better, Cool Cello Case.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Differed ''very much'' from Roger Moore's version.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic.
* GrumpyBear: In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' but slowly mellows by the end of the film.
* HeartbrokenBadass: In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', to the point where he's highly reluctant to have Pam and Q help him on his mission to take down Sanchez.
* HoneyTrap: One of the few occasions that Bond is explicitly identified as being such.
* ItsPersonal: Sanchez destroyed Felix Leiter's life almost completely. Bond is NOT pleased.
* KnightInSourArmor: More than the previous versions, takes a cynical view toward his missions and his MI6 superiors. That still won't prevent him from doing the right thing, whether part of his assignment or not.
* ManipulativeBastard: Dalton's Bond is essentially Iago to [[BigBad Sanchez's]] Othello in ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: ''Film/LicenceToKill''. No mission, just a [[ItsPersonal personal revenge]].
* RogueAgent: In ''Film/LicenceToKill'' he goes rogue to avenge Felix and his wife.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Although all the Bonds are willing to disobey orders to do what's necessary, Dalton's Bond seems more inclined to take ethical and moral objections to some of his orders. He merely wounds a sniper instead of killing her in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' because he can tell at a glance that she's inexperienced and out of her depth rather than being a professional. In the same movie, he's reluctant to assassinate General Pushkin because he respects the Soviet and doesn't believe that he's a murderous psycho, only agreeing out of honour ("If it ''must'' be done, I'll do it."). His RoaringRampageOfRevenge in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' is prompted by his disgust that his superiors and the American authorities aren't going to do anything to avenge Felix Leiter, but the fact that Leiter's wife was brutally murdered as well ''really'' seems to outrage him.
* TenMinuteRetirement: ''Film/LicenceToKill'', where he goes AWOL to pursue revenge on [[BigBad Sanchez]].
* TurnInYourBadge: In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', as a result of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* WarriorPoet: Bond has at least one lengthy dissertation about how he hates his job and it would be doing him a favor to fire him.

[[folder:Pierce Brosnan]]


Brosnan is the other person whom people think of when they imagine Bond these days, especially among viewers who came of age in TheNineties and ''Film/GoldenEye'' was the first Bond flick they saw. He was supposed to appear in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', but the production staff of ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' decided to pull a fast one on EON Productions. Brosnan was just what the franchise needed after the six-year hiatus due to legal issues. He rates second on the Bond poll. He also scores points for looking the most like Bond as Ian Fleming described him (black hair that falls into a comma over the right eye, cold blue eyes).

* TheAce: Has a habit of upstaging people (but usually the villain) at whatever their skillset is. No matter what they can do or how long they've been doing it, Bond will do it better than them with no prep time or practice.
* TheAtoner: Trevalyan straight up asks if Bond has "found forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women for the ones [he] failed to save." His attitude throughout ''TomorrowNeverDies'' and ''TheWorldIsNotEnough'' indicates that this statement left him pretty rattled.
* {{Badass}}: Out of all the Bonds he has the highest bodycount. He may seem like an affable IdleRich playboy but he's also a highly competent agent who actually does good surveillance work and can find unique solutions to problems which is demonstrated in Tomorrow Never Dies with his use of a clothes line to cause a helicopter to crash.
* BadassDriver: One of the franchise's best, a prime example being his remote control back seat run through a parking lot in Hamburg in his BMW during Tomorow Never Dies.
* BerserkButton: Betrayals and killing people he cares about. Elektra King and Elliot Carver paid with their lives when they slammed down on this.
* CaptainCrash: Natalya is utterly convinced that he destroys every vehicle he drives or at least, every vehicle he happens to be driving or standing in ends up destroyed. She's not entirely wrong. In ''Film/GoldenEye'' alone, he drives a motorcycle off a cliff into a nosediving plane and barely straightens it in time; he barely manages to eject out of a helicopter before its own missiles destroy it; he wrecks a huge portion of St. Petersburg in a tank by ramming right through buildings; he derails a train by ''firing a tank shell'' at it, then by using the tank as a roadblock; he barely escapes the booby-trapped train before it blows up; then, in Cuba, the plane he's flying gets shot down by a surface-to-air missile. In ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', he famously runs his [[CoolCar BMW 750]] off the top floor of a multi-storey car park and into the Hertz rental office by remote.
* CarpetOfVirility: Like Sean Connery before him, several shots linger on his.
* TheCharmer: Like his predecessor, mostly he focused on one girl at a time.
* CheshireCatGrin: When Pierce Brosnan's Bond smiles at you, you know you're in trouble.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's just as prone to bawdy innuendoes and sleeping around as the other Bonds. The big difference is that he genuinely cares about the women in his life, and does everything he can to keep them safe.
* CompositeCharacter: Of Moore's snarky British gentleman and Dalton's gritty secret agent, with a hint of Lazenby's vulnerability and Connery's masculinity.
%%* CoolCar: Various BMW models. And an Aston Martin once again in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Brosnan's Bond is the same arrogant chauvinist that Connery's and Moore's were, but the world around him is a lot more forward-thinking and fed up with his politically incorrect attitude.
* DoubleEntendre: A drinking game could be made out of every time Brosnan looks uncomfortable with these.
* DrowningMySorrows: In ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', at Carver's party.
* EightiesHair: He kept his poofy ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' hair (but toned down a bit) for ''Film/GoldenEye''; in fact, the easiest way to tell that he only filmed one gun barrel scene for his run as Bond is his big hair. He changed to a more modern style by the time ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' rolled around.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.
%%* TheHero
* HurtingHero: Throughout the Brosnan films, it's clear that Bond is not a happy man.
* HiddenDepths: Like all Bond incarnations, he's a playboy. Unlike many of them, he's one of the few who is actually good at the more mundane aspects of spying such as surveillance and breaking in and entering.
* ItsPersonal: 006, Elektra, and Elliot Carver all get under Bond's skin.
* JerkassFacade: Natalya calls him out on it in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
--> '''Bond:''' It's what keeps me alive.
--> '''Natalya:''' It's what keeps you alone.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Subjects this to Elektra King
* LackOfEmpathy: Subverted. Though he seems callously aloof when it comes to killing, Trevalyan strongly implies that Bond is haunted by all the men he's killed.
* LoveHurts: Paris Carver and Elektra King.
* MoreDakka: Pierce Brosnan expended more ammunition than all other Bonds combined. When he is in action, he was mostly seen with an automatic weapon.
* MoodWhiplash: The Brosnan films have some of the darkest moments in the entire series; for example Bond's execution of [[spoiler: his own lover Elektra King]]. Yet mixed in with this a dependency on puns and gadgetry.
* NewOldFlame: Paris Carver, who Bond dated dumped at some point before ''TomorrowNeverDies'' because she "got too close."
* ObfuscatingStupidity: What he normally does. When he drops the act, run like the wind.
* OneManArmy: He kills more people on-screen than any other Bond by a wide margin. His personal kill count in ''Film/GoldenEye'' alone was 47.
* ParentalAbandonment: ''Film/GoldenEye'' was the first film to mention his parents' death when he was a child.
* PerpetualFrowner: When he's serious.
* PerpetualSmiler: He's usually got a boyish grin on his face... although [[StepfordSmiler it's rarely genuine]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: Every villain in his movies is dispatched with one. He also delivers an utterly ''chilling'' one to the man who [[spoiler: murdered Paris Carver]] in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.
--> '''Dr. Kaufman:''' [[DirtyCoward Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!]]
--> '''Bond:''' [[TranquilFury Me too]].
* ProductPlacement: Dressed almost exclusively by Brioni (which resulted in a really obvious shot of packaged shirts in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'').
* PungeonMaster: Q actually tells him off for it in ''Film/GoldenEye'' after they blow up a mannequin with an exploding pen.
-->'''Q:''' Don't say it!
-->'''Bond:''' ... the writing's on the wall?
-->'''Q:''' Along with the rest of him!
* RealityEnsues: Both his first film and final film open with this trope. In ''Film/GoldenEye'', his UsefulNotes/ColdWar misogynist personality only earns him derision from his female boss. In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', he proves incapable of breaking out of a high-security military custody on his own, and only manages to get his freedom back because his superiors trade him with an enemy agent.
* ShootTheDog : Willing to kill former lover [[spoiler:Elektra. But then again, she is the villain and had just tried to break his neck.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: He's fond of throwing the villain's motive rants back in their faces.
* TechnicallyASmile: Easily his most ''frightening'' expression.
* TranquilFury: If a villain's ''really'' gotten under his skin, the flippant attitude totally disappears.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Brosnan's English accent is... inconsistent to say the least. [[TropesAreNotBad Having said that,]] [[FridgeBrilliance it makes sense for a half-Scottish half-Swiss character who's lived in England for several decades.]]
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: But when it is, oh ''James...''

[[folder:Daniel Craig]]


When [[{{BaseBreaker}} Daniel Craig]] was cast as 007, he got a lot [[TaintedByThePreview of]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks flak]] from the press. He was blond. He was short [[note]]Well, 5'10". The other Bonds were all over 6 feet[[/note]]. He wore a life jacket on a speedboat ride to the announcement. A "Craig Not Bond" movement started up. Then ''Casino Royale'' came out, nobody even remembers the furor anymore.

* TheAlcoholic: Just like the novel counterpart, he drinks far too much.
%%* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}: He walks straight in the front door of enemy strongholds to capture targets, engineers [[DeathByIrony ironic deaths]] for a number of his enemies, and jumps 50 feet into moving trains [[BadassInANiceSuit only to stop for a second to straighten his cuff-links]].
* BadassBeard: In ''Skyfall'', where he keeps the BeardOfSorrow for a while after coming back to MI6.
%%* BadassDriver
* BeardOfSorrow: Grows one in ''Skyfall''.
* BerserkButton: Destroying the things he cares about. [[spoiler:In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', it's the death of Vesper Lynd. In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', [[CoolCar it's his Aston Martin DB5.]]]]
* BlueBlood: ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' reveals his family owned a large estate in Scotland, complete with an OldRetainer.
* BondOneLiner: {{Lampshaded}} in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' when M realizes exactly what Bond means when he says someone was a Dead End.
* BraveScot: Fleming was so impressed by Connery that he canonically established Bond as a Scot. ''Skyfall'' confirms on screen that Bond was born in Scotland.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Despite a rough exterior, Daniel Craig's Bond still has a human side, as expressed with Vesper, Mathis and Camille.
* ByronicHero: Craig's Bond is a cold-blooded killer with severe emotional issues and a penchant for revenge, who broods over the morality of his job and losing his loved ones.
* CartwrightCurse: None of the named women he sleeps with survive the whole movie.
* TheCharmer: He is capable of seduction at will.
* CombatPragmatist: Notably so. No Bond fights fair, but Craig's employs everything from knives to nail guns to fire extinguishers. Probably reaches its apogee in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', in which in the space of one 35-second fight, he puts his knife-wielding opponent through two glass doors, pummels him with two different improvised blunt instruments, and finally stabs him to death with a pair of nail scissors.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: One of the major reasons he got recruited, according to M.
%%* CoolCar: The modern Aston Martin DBS V12, and the classic Aston Martin [=DB5=].
* CowboyCop: He ignores any orders he doesn't like.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Unlike his bubblier predecesors, he's a ByronicHero with an even bigger penchant for {{revenge}}.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Lost his parents at a young age, only to soon be recruited by MI-6 as a potential field agent.
%%* DentedIron: In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
* DrowningMySorrows: Drinks heavily in ''Skyfall'' after falling into a depression over M abandoning him.
%%* DeathBySex: Not so much for him, but the women he sleeps with have a 20% survival rate (no other Bond is below 60%) after three movies. HIs dick is basically poisonous.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic.
%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* GuileHero
* HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler: Vesper dies in ''Casino Royale''.]]
* HeroicBuild: An extremely muscular man, as his numerous {{shirtless scene}}s can attest.
%%* {{Hunk}}
* HurtingHero: Loses numerous friends, family and lovers over the course of his career.
* HoneyTrap: Seduces Solange Dimitrios to get info on her assassin husband in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and then paper pusher Strawberry Fields to keep MI-6 off his back in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
* IcyBlueEyes: Which make him look even more stoic/cold-blooded, just like the literary version.
%%* ItsPersonal
* JackOfAllStats: He's athletic but can't match the LeParkour skills of his quarry and has to use his brain, working the environment, to make up the difference.
* KnightInSourArmor: Takes a grim view of his job, as he considers murder his "employment," but refuses to let that shake his incredible loyalty to his country, MI6, and M.
* MadeOfIron: Daniel Craig's Bond gets beaten up more than any other of his kind, jumps from dangerous heights and survives a heart attack but ends up fine & kicking arse the next minute.
* ManlyTears: The '''only''' Bond to date to shed tears ''onscreen,'' in response to [[spoiler:the death of M, the closest thing he had to a mother left in this world.]]
* MoreDakka: Uses a Heckler and Koch UMP in ''Quantum of Solace'' and the 500 Nito Express hunting rifle in ''Skyfall''
* MrFanservice: Has a surprising amount of {{Shirtless Scene}}s. Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
-->'''Vesper:''' I'll be keeping my eyes on the money, and off your perfectly formed arse.
-->'''Bond:''' You noticed.
-->'''Vesper:''' Even accountants have imaginations.
%%* OneManArmy
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* PerpetualFrowner: Even when he smiles, he looks unhappy.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With his boss M (Judi Dench).
* RatedMForManly: One of the manliest Bonds after Sean Connery.
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* RogueAgent: Briefly in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
%%* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
%%* SociopathicHero: Especially in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
* TheStoic: His Bond is more emotionally reserved than in other incarnations.
* TurnInYourBadge: Subverted. Bond just ignores orders he doesn't like.
* WhatHaveIBecome: According to the DVD commentary in ''Casino Royale'' after he killed Obanno and his bodyguard he looks himself in the mirror while he changes his shirt asking to himself these exact words.
* VigilanteMan: He has shades of this.
%%* WhenHeSmiles: Near the end of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006.''

'''Supporting Characters'''

The books and movies have several recurring characters, many of whom appear in every installment.

[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote:Click here to see]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gareth_Mallory_Profile_240.png[[/labelnote]][[spoiler:Gareth Mallory]]]]

James Bond's boss, the head of [=MI6=]. Played by four different actors to this day.

* AlliterativeName: The original M was ([[BritsWithBattleships Admiral]] [[KnightFever Sir]]) Miles Messervy.
* AllThereInTheManual: Assuming Robert Brown's M was Admiral Hargreaves, Judi Dench's M holds the distinction of being the only M whose name is not revealed in the entire film series (she apparently didn't like it, since her response to Bond about to say it was "Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed). A prop from the end of ''Skyfall'' reveals that her name is [[spoiler:Olivia Mansfield]].
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Judi Dench's M at the end of ''Skyfall''.]]
* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: [[spoiler:Mallory at first seems like a {{Jerkass}} ObstructiveBureaucrat, then proves himself to be a {{Badass}} ReasonableAuthorityFigure near the end of the film, paving the way for him to become the new M]].
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Mallory before he was appointed to the position and Judi Dench's M who finds a creative way of alerting Bond to her location when kidnapped in The World Is Not Enough]]
%%* BigGood
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Creator/JudiDench's needs to make the hard decisions, no matter what her personal feelings are. Best exemplified in {{Film/Skyfall}} when she orders Eve to take a shot that endangers Bond's life.
%%* CodeName
* CoolOldLady: Creator/JudiDench's take on the character.
%%* DaChief
* DeadpanSnarker: Bernard Lee's M can really get in some good jabs when he wants to. Judi Dench's as well.
%%* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Bernard Lee.
* {{Expy}}: of Rear Admiral John Godfrey, commanding officer of the Royal Naval Intelligence Division during WorldWarTwo
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Creator/JudiDench's M is, by her own admission, a terrible shot.
* IronLady: Creator/JudiDench's M, in the Daniel Craig movies in particular.
* HeroAntagonist: Robert Brown becomes this in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' when he tries to stop a [[RogueAgent rogue and increasingly reckless]] Bond.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: All of them.
* LegacyCharacter:
** The first M (Admiral Sir Miles Messervy) was Bernard Lee. As he died before ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim M is absent]] and Bond is briefed by the Minister of Defence and Bill Tanner. (a painting of Lee even appears on the MI6 headquarters during the Brosnan years).
** In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Robert Brown is the new M. (possibly Admiral Hargreaves, the government official Brown played in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'')
** In ''Film/GoldenEye'', Creator/JudiDench took over the role ([[RealLifeWritesThePlot inspired by the MI6 being led by a woman at the time]]), and remained there in the Daniel Craig years despite the ContinuityReboot.
** [[spoiler: Dench dies in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', but in the film's ending, Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) becomes the new M.]]
* MomentKiller: Bernard Lee's M constantly interrupts Bond and Moneypenny's flirting.
%%* NoSenseOfHumor: Robert Brown.
* NoodleIncident: In ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' M and Moneypenny are listening to an audio recording sent to them by Bond. When Bond starts to mention an embarrassing incident involving M in Tokyo, M ''immediately'' pauses the recording and dismisses Moneypenny from the room.
* ParentalSubstitute: Judi Dench takes on a motherly ToughLove role to Bond throughout the Daniel Craig years.
%%* PowerHair: Judi Dench.
* PropheticName: Besides possibly Hargreaves, all of the canonical people holding the title have last names and sometimes first names as well starting with "M".
* PunnyName: Dench's M "[[spoiler:Olivia Mansfield]]" appears to be a pun on "[[spoiler:I live in a man's field]]".
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Especially Bernard Lee's M, often doing all he can to give Bond the elbow room he needs. For instance, in ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', after Bond ends up embarrassing both him and Frederick Gray, M is forced to take Bond off the case until he produces a vial of the gas he recovered in Drax's laboratory. M decides to give him a two-week leave of absence in order to pursue a lead in Rio.
* SpellMyNameWithABlank: Eventually his full name was revealed, but at first it was given as M**** M********.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Lee's M and Connery's Bond, for all their bickering, were still clearly friends (to the point that they once [[NoodleIncident apparently wingmanned for each other in Japan]]). This is most obvious in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', where M repeatedly defends Bond in front of his doubting superiors.

'''Miss Moneypenny'''

M's secretary, who has a not-so-secret crush on Bond. Played by four different actresses in the official films : Lois Maxwell (the longest-running, 1962-1985), Caroline Bliss (1987-1989), Samantha Bond (1995-2002) and Naomie Harris (2012-).

%%* ActionGirl: Harris' Moneypenny.
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Graduates to this in ''Skyfall'', where she starts out as a field operative.]]
* CastingGag: The Brosnan era Moneypenny actress was named Samantha '''Bond'''.
* TheCutie: [[http://bondgirls4ever.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/carolinebliss005.jpg?w=370&h= Caroline Bliss's]] Moneypenny, helped by the fact that she has blond hair and is a {{Meganekko}}.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially the Lois Maxwell version on when Bond flirts with her.
* {{Expy}}: of Second Officer Monday, Rear Admiral Godfrey's secretary
* OldRetainer: Lois played Moneypenny all the way from ''Film/DrNo'' to the [[Film/AViewToAKill very end]] of Creator/RogerMoore's run.
* RaceLift: The new Moneypenny in ''Skyfall'', played by Naomie Harris.
* RetiredBadass: The Naomie Harris incarnation of Moneypenny decides that she isn't cut out for field work after the events of ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', so she takes a transfer to become M's secretary.
* SassySecretary: The original and the best.
* SexySecretary: Seeing how often Bond flirts with her/them.
* {{UST}}: With Bond, much to her dismay. Though in ''Film/GoldenEye'', Moneypenny goes to work from a date, [[WereStillRelevantDammit and states she can sue Bond for sexual harassment]].


Codename for "Quartermaster". He is the man who gives Bond all those wonderful toys. Played by Peter Burton in ''Film/DrNo'', before being played by Desmond Llewelyn for a ''very'' long time--[[Film/FromRussiaWithLove 1963]] to [[Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough 1999]], in seventeen of the eighteen pictures released during that time.[[note]]''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' didn't feature the character at all.[[/note]] When Llewelyn died in 1999, the character had already retired in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' and one of his subordinates became the new Q, played by Creator/JohnCleese, in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''. The character did not appear in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', nor did he in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. He was reintroduced in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', this time played by a much younger actor, Creator/BenWhishaw.

* AscendedExtra: Ben Whishaw's Q does considerably more than just give Bond his gadgets.
* BreakTheHaughty: In ''Skyfall'', Silva shows Q that he's not quite as smart as he thinks he is.
* CatchPhrase:
-->"Now, pay attention, 007"
-->"Now this, I'm particularly proud of"
-->"Grow up, 007!" (Brosnan years)
* CodeName: Q is code for Quartermaster
%%* CoolOldGuy: As played by Desmond Llewelyn and JohnCleese.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Ben Whishaw especially.
* {{Expy}}: of Charles Fraser-Smith, GadgeteerGenius for the Special Operations Executive during WorldWarTwo
* GadgeteerGenius: He's the one who gives MI6 all of their gadgets.
%%* HollywoodNerd: As played by Creator/BenWhishaw in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
* HollywoodHacking: Ben Whishaw's Q specialty in additon to giving Bond his gadgtes.
* InSeriesNickname: When introduced to the John Cleese Q and told he'll shortly be replacing the Desmond Llewelyn one, James immediately brands him "R." He was even listed with that name in the credits and a few other pieces of related media before being given the title Q in ''Die Another Day.''
* InsufferableGenius: In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' the incoming Q shows disdain for field agents like Bond, believing his computer and hacking skills are more valuable for espionage in the modern age, although he does admit that "every now and then a trigger has to be pulled." He also mocks the idea of fantastic gadgets like an "exploding pen", instead opting to give Bond simple, (but useful) gadgets instead.
* JustAKid: Bond's opinion of the new Q in ''Skyfall''.
* LegacyCharacter: Like M. John Cleese's Q was previously the assistant to the old Q. Ben Whishaw's Q is explicitly mentioned by M to be the new Quartermaster.
* MadScientist: He shows elements of this occasionally.
* MeaningfulName: refers to "Q-devices," the Special Operations Executive's technical term for spy gadgets, which in turn refers to "Q-ships," the disguised warships the Royal Navy used to protect supply convoys from German submarines during WorldWarOne
%%* MissionControl: In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
%%* MrFixit
* NotSoDifferent: Ben Whishaw's Q and Daniel Craig's Bond. They are both very talented but they both started out in MI6, without that much experience, which makes people question if they are too young to be in their positions.
* OldRetainer: Desmond Llewelyn's Q was the sole element that made the transition from the classic UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era films to the Brosnan films.
%%* PassingTheTorch: In ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''.
* ShoePhone: The reason James is the single most well-known user of such items seen in countless parodies. Listing all the inventions he's given James disguised as innocuous items would take up the whole page.
** BoringButPractical: The new Q in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', however, makes James much more mundane (but still effective) weapons for espionage, dismissing the old Q's classic exploding pens with "We don't really go in for that anymore."
%%* TheSmartGuy: In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Any scene they share with Bond.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He and Bond argue quite a bit, but Q's gadgets have saved Bond at least once a movie.
* TooCleverByHalf: Ben Whishaw's Q, with tragic results. Possibly because he's so young and inexperienced.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Llewelyn's Q and Bond really do care about each other, as seen in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', ''Film/LicenceToKill'', and ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''. Whishaw's Q and Craig's Bond seem to be shaping into this, shaking hands at the end of their first scene together. They all but say to each other "I respect you now because you held your own in our verbal bout."

[[folder:Felix Leiter]]
'''Felix Leiter'''

Bond's friend in the C.I.A.

* AnArmAndALeg: He gets his leg fed to a shark in ''Film/LicenceToKill''. Perhaps as a result, he never appears again until the Daniel Craig reboot and is substituted by another American agent, Jack Wade, in the Brosnan era.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: In the book of ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' he criticizes Bond's slight admiration for Scaramanga, saying that as far as he is concerned, an enemy is just an enemy. He also takes exception to the CIA [[DealWithTheDevil working with Greene]] in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
%%* CoolShades: In ''Film/DrNo''.
* DeadpanSnarker: David Hedison and Jeffrey Wright.
* FriendOnTheForce: In ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' and ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.
%%* TheGenericGuy: In ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' and ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.
* HandicappedBadass: In the later novels, after being partially eaten by a shark in ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie.''
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Most notably in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' and ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
%%* TheLancer
* OvershadowedByAwesome: A subversion for the most part, since his job is usually to provide CIA support for Bond while MI6 handles the mission. It's played straight in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' and the Daniel Craig films, however.
* RaceLift: Beginning with ''Casino Royale'', Felix is black, whereas he was white before (although he had also been black in the "unofficial" ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'').
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: See FriendOnTheForce.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Notably averted. Since the producers didn't want him to become an EnsembleDarkhorse (for American audiences especially), they deliberately recast the role in every film he appeared in (except for ''Film/LicenceToKill'', where a familiar Leiter was considered crucial for the story to work).
* TraumaCongaLine: In ''Film/LicenceToKill'' Felix not only loses his legs, but his new wife is raped and killed. Needless to say, this is Felix's last appearance in the 007 franchise until it was rebooted with ''Casino Royale''.

[[folder:Bill Tanner]]
'''Bill Tanner'''

M's Chief of Staff in the MI6.

* BritishStuffiness: As played by James Villiers in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', Tanner was really, ''really'' stuffy. The way he hands his assignment to Bond in the film makes M look rather warm in comparison.
* ButtMonkey: A mild one in the Craig films.
* NumberTwo: As Chief of Staff, he's the second in command to M in the [=MI6=].

[[folder:General Anatol Gogol]]
'''General Anatol Gogol'''

The head of the KGB in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', and ''Film/AViewToAKill''. In his final appearance in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' the character has become a post-Glasnost envoy in the Foreign Service and was succeeded by General Pushkin.

* DaChief: On the Soviet side.
* FriendlyEnemy: He shows this relationship with M in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', to Bond and Amasova's bewilderment.
* GeneralRipper: Averted. In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' Gogol wants to avoid going to war with the West, insisting that "world socialism will be achieved peacefully."
* GracefulLoser: Subverted in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. He takes Bond destroying the MacGuffin astoundingly well... but then again, it was a piece of British technology that he was on his way to steal, so the British ended up losing overall.
--> '''Bond''': That's detente, comrade. I don't have it... you don't have it.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Almost all of his appereances have him supporting Bond and the [=MI6=].
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With [=MI6=] in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' he accepts to buy the film's MacGuffin from the BigBad, but after the villain is killed and Bond destroys the [=MacGuffin=], he simply shrugs it off and walks along his merry way.
* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/WalterGotell played SPECTRE mooks trainer Morzeny in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
* YourCheatingHeart: He is almost always fooling around with his secretary. In tie-in material it is stated that he has a wife.