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

->Played by: '''Maud Adams'''

A mysterious woman living on an island near Delhi with her AmazonBrigade. She made her wealth in jewels smuggling. Kamal Khan manipulates her in order to smuggle jewels out of USSR and uses her circus to hide a nuclear bomb and detonate it once the circus gets close to a NATO base in West Germany.

* AllThereInTheManual: Her full name is Octavia Charlotte Smythe (though Smythe was her father's family name, which was mentioned in the movie).
* AnimalMotifs: The symbol of her smuggling network is a blue-ringed octopus.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Kamal Khan until her HeelFaceTurn after he betrays her.
* CharacterTitle
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her father's backstory.
* FemmeFatale
* [[GirlOfTheWeek Lady of the Week]]
* HeelFaceTurn: When she discovers that Kamal swapped the jewelry treasure with a nuclear bomb that nearly blew her and an entire base of innocent people up to let Russia into the West, she immediately joins MI6 in confronting Kamal.
* LadyOfWar: During the final battle, she briefly fights mooks with a talwar.
* MayDecemberRomance: Notable as being one of the ''very few'' late Moore-era Bond girls to downplay this trope (though she is still 18 years younger than Roger Moore). At age 38 at the time of the filming, she is the third oldest Bond girl Bond had ever met in a movie.
* MeaningfulName: Her father loved studying octopuses. And she keeps a venomous blue-ringed octopus as a pet in an aquarium.
* MysteriousWoman: Very much especially during the films first half.
* YouKilledMyFather: Subverted. She is actually grateful to Bond for allowing her father to commit suicide, as it saved her father the shame of a military trial (Bond was tasked with arresting him).
* YouLookFamiliar: Maud Adams played Andrea Anders in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.

!'''Kamal Khan'''
->Played by: '''Louis Jourdan'''

An Afghan prince who allied himself with Orlov and manipulates Octopussy for his scheme.

* AffablyEvil: He is consistently cordial, even [[ToThePain as he discusses how he wants to torture Bond]].
* BigBad
** BigBadDuumvirate: With Orlov and formerly Octopussy.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Loves tigerhunting on elephant back ... particularly when the "tiger" is a human.
-->'''Kamal''': Let the sport ''[[GratuitousFrench commence]]''!
* TheGamblingAddict[=/=]ProfessionalGambler: Loves playing backgammon.
** CheatersNeverProsper: Gets beaten by Bond with his own loaded dice.
* KarmicDeath: Dies in a plane crash.
* ManipulativeBastard
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine
* SmugSnake
* WickedCultured

->Played by: '''Kabir Bedi'''

Kamal Khan's [[UsefulNotes/{{Sikhism}} Sikh]] bodyguard and main henchman.

* BeardOfEvil
* {{BFG}}: Tries to kill Bond with a blunderbuss during the Rickshaw chase.
* TheBrute
* DeathGlare
* {{Determinator}}: This guy can just keep on taking hits. It takes falling off a plane in flight for him to stay down.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Gets ordered by Khan to get Bond off their escape plane. He gets a wire in the face and falls off instead, and the plane was in midair.
* TheDragon: To Kamal Khan.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: All you need to know about him is why he ''crushes dice'' with his ''fist'', complete with DeathGlare at Bond.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* ObviouslyEvil
* OnlyOneName
* UndyingLoyalty: Though he becomes a little shaky at the prospect of climbing onto the wing of a moving plane, [[DisneyVillainDeath and for good reason]].

!'''General Orlov'''
->Played by: '''Steven Berkoff'''

A mad Soviet general who wants to conquer Western Europe with the help of Kamal Khan.

* BigBadDuumvirate: With Kamal Khan.
* ChewingTheScenery: His ''glorious'' briefing scene at the beginning of the movie.
* DirtyCommunist
* GeneralRipper
* GloryHound:
-->'''Gogol''': [''contemptuously''] A common thief. A disgrace to the uniform!
-->'''Orlov''': Yes, but tomorrow, I shall be a hero of the Soviet Union... [[spoiler: (despite his pain, [[GoOutWithASmile Orlov smiles faintly]], and then dies)]]
* GoOutWithASmile
* KarmicDeath: Gunned down by his own troops.
* LargeHam: Much like his [[Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII later villainous Soviet character in another installment of an iconic action film franchise]], Berkoff's fake Russian accent is over the top.
* OmnicidalManiac
* RedScare
* RenegadeRussian
* TheSociopath: The fact that his intended bombing of a US base will kill hundreds of thousands of civilians doesn't bother him at all.
* YoureInsane: Courtesy of General Gogol.

->Played by: '''Vijay Amritraj'''

A MI6 operative and ally of Bond in India. While Sadruddin is knowledgeable, it is Vijay who is the field agent and provides the most assistance to Bond.

* BadassDriver: With his Auto Rickshaw.
* BondOneLiner:
--> Game, set and match!
* CatchPhrase:
--> No problem!
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Uses his tennis racket to fend off mooks during the chase.
* MetaCasting: The character loves playing tennis. Vijay Amritraj was a tennis champion in real life.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* ThemeTuneCameo: He introduces himself by playing a bar of the James Bond theme on a snake charmer's pipe.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Is afraid of snakes despite using a snake charmer cover.

->Played by: '''Albert Moses'''

When Bond arrives in India, Vijay takes him to his boss - Sadruddin, who then escorts Bond to his hotel, pointing out Kamal Khan's palace on the way. He appears in a couple of other scenes throughout the early parts of the film. The first is when he watches Kamal Khan playing backgammon, and then later at Q’s laboratory where he informs Bond about Octopussy’s floating palace. Working as head of Station I, Sadruddin merely acts as a point of contact for Bond.

* MrExposition
* OnlyOneName
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* YouLookFamiliar: Albert Moses previously played a bartender in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.

->Played by: '''Kristina Wayborn'''

Octopussy and Kamal Khan's main henchwoman and circus director. She helps Kamal Khan to retrieve the Fabergé egg but ends up fighting on Bond's side after the nuclear bomb disposal.

* ActionGirl
* AmazonBrigade: The leader of Octopussy's Amazon Brigade.
* BellyDancer: In the climax.
* DarkActionGirl: While she is still on the villains side.
* TheDragon: To Octopussy and somewhat to Khan
* FemmeFatale
* HeelFaceTurn: Initially Magda is one of Kamal Khan's villainous henchmen, but after he betrays her and Octopussy, she joins Bond against him.
* HoneyTrap: Does one to Bond in order to steal the Fabergé Egg.
* LadyOfWar: In the climax.
* MsFanservice
* OnlyOneName
* SacrificialLion: Averted. Magda 1) is a major character, 2) whom Bond first meets on the mission, 3) and has sex with, 4) but she's not the main Bond girl. These 4 traits combined would normally spell death for a character, but Magda lives, thanks to her HeelFaceTurn.
* ShesGotLegs
* StageMagician: As Octopussy's circus director, she does some tricks to the officials who attend the show.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her BellyDancer outfit in the climatic battle.
* SupportingLeader: In the climax battle.
* TheVamp: Despite not being completely evil, while working for Khan, Magda seduces Bond so that she may steal the Faberge Egg.

!'''Mischka and Grischka'''
->Played by: '''David Meyer and Anthony Meyer'''

Kamal Khan and Orlov's Russian knife-throwing twin henchmen, who work undercover in Octopussy's circus. They killed 009 at the beginning of the film.

* AndThisIsFor: When Grischka corners and [[KnifeOutline pins]] Bond to off him, [[YouKilledMyFather invoking his dead brother]].
** [[BondOneLiner Bond returns him the line]] invoking 009 when he kills him with one of the knives he threw.
* {{Determinator}}s
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Grischka is killed by Bond with his own knife.
* KillItWithFire: Mischka tries to kill Bond with a blowtorch.
* KnifeThrowingAct
* {{Professional Killer}}s
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* WeaponOfChoice: Throwing knifes.

->Played by: '''Andy Bradford'''

A 00 agent who investigated Orlov's jewels smuggling network in Octopussy's circus using a clown disguise. He was chased by Mischka and Grischka and fatally wounded by Grischka's throwing knife at the beginning of the film. Had just enough time to bring a stolen Fabergé egg to the British ambassador in Germany before succumbing, kicking off the plot.

* {{Determinator}}
* HeroOfAnotherStory
* HeroicSacrifice: All things considered, he saved the lives of thousands of people.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin
* InTheBack: Receives Grischka's throwing knife in the back.
* {{Irony}}: Bond ends up disguised as a clown just like him in order to find and defuse the nuclear bomb in the circus.
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: His murder while he was investigating the jewels smuggling network in Octopussy's circus leads to the discovery of Orlov's nuclear plot.
* TheMole: In Octopussy's circus.
* NoNameGiven
* PursuedProtagonist
* [[SadClown Tragic Clown]]
* SpannerInTheWorks
* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number 009]]