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

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[[folder: Octopussy]]
!!Octopussy
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[[caption-width-right:291:''" I don't have a country, no price on my head. I don't have to answer to you, a paid assassin, for what I am."'']]
->'''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.
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* 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: Her name gives the film its title.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Not only does his father's death help a lot with the whole "mysterious woman living on an island with her AmazonBrigade" thing, but the circunstances behind his death made her have knowledge of Bond beforehand.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Her father's backstory.
* FemmeFatale: Especially during the film's first half where she is still very much a MysteriousWoman. It's also shown that she favors using Magda for this, as shown with Bond.
* GirlOfTheWeek: The main Bond Girl of this film.
* 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 film's 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).
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[[folder: Kamal Khan]]
!!Kamal Khan
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[[caption-width-right:260:''"You seem to have this nasty habit of surviving."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Louis Jourdan

An Afghan prince who allied himself with Orlov and manipulates Octopussy for his scheme.
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* AffablyEvil: He is consistently cordial, even [[ToThePain as he discusses how he wants to torture Bond]].
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Orlov and formerly Octopussy.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Gets beaten by Bond with his own loaded dice.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Loves tigerhunting on elephant back ... particularly when the "tiger" is a human.
-->'''Kamal:''' Let the sport ''[[GratuitousFrench commence]]''!
* ManipulativeBastard: Manipulates Octopussy 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, leaving her and her AmazonBrigade to die.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Fittingly for a prince.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: After capturing Bond and imprisoning him in the Monsoon Palace, he invites him for dinner. In a twist, rather than attempt any semblance of cordiality, he discusses [[ToThePain how he wants to torture Bond]], and the dish served (sheep head) proves to be a little too exotic for Bond's tastes.
* ProfessionalGambler: Loves playing backgammon.
* SmugSnake: Very self assured and confident.
* WickedCultured: Evil and a prince.
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[[folder: Gobinda]]
!!Gobinda
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[[caption-width-right:328:''"The Englishman has escaped!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Kabir Bedi

Kamal Khan's gigantic [[UsefulNotes/{{Sikhism}} Sikh]] bodyguard and main henchman.
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* BeardOfEvil: A very well-groomed one.
* {{BFG}}: Tries to kill Bond with a double-barrelled blunderbuss during the Rickshaw chase.
* TheBrute: Is huge and very strong.
* DeathGlare: Just see his picture!
* {{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.
* ObviouslyEvil: When your EstablishingCharacterMoment is ''crushing dice'' with your ''fist'' while throwing a DeathGlare to the hero, you're this.
* OnlyOneName: He's only referred to as Gobinda.
* UndyingLoyalty: Though he becomes a little shaky at the prospect of climbing onto the wing of a moving plane, [[DisneyVillainDeath and for good reason]].
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[[folder: General Orlov]]
!!General Orlov
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[[caption-width-right:328:''"The West is decadent and divided!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Steven Berkoff

A mad Soviet general who wants to conquer Western Europe with the help of Kamal Khan.
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* BigBadDuumvirate: With Kamal Khan.
* ChewingTheScenery: His ''glorious'' briefing scene at the beginning of the movie.
* DirtyCommunist: As the standard for most Bond villains.
* GeneralRipper: Absolutely insane and bloodthirsty.
* 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: He smiles faintly before dying.
* KarmicDeath: He is 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: Is willing to see hundreds of thousands of people killed by a nuke and risk a nuclear war for his dream to come true.
* RedScare: Interestingly, he's one of the last few to be this, as the Cold War was beginning to die down by the time the film was made. This is shown in his introductory scene, where the Politburo disagrees with him, and the other Soviet leaders are more interested in making peace with the West, making Orlov a RenegadeRussian.
* RenegadeRussian: He goes against the beliefs of most of his superiors and plots with Kamal to kill thousands.
* TheSociopath: The fact that his intended bombing of a US base will kill thousands of civilians doesn't bother him at all.
* YoureInsane: Courtesy of General Gogol.
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[[folder: Vijay]]
!!Vijay
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"No problem, this is a company car!"'']]
->'''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.
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* BadassDriver: With his Auto Rickshaw.
* BondOneLiner: Before using a tennis racket to fend off mooks during the chase: "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.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Is killed by the mook with the circular saw.]]
* 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.
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[[folder: Sadruddin]]
!!Sadruddin
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->'''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 Qs 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.
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* MrExposition: He gives Bond (and the audience) a basic description of Kamal and Octopussy.
* OnlyOneName: He is only known as Sadruddin.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The head of the India Station, unconditionally helps Bond.
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[[folder: Magda]]
!!Magda
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[[caption-width-right:290:''"He suggests a trade. The egg for your life."'']]
->'''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.
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* ActionGirl: The one who most convincingly kicks ass in the assault in the climax.
* AmazonBrigade: The leader of Octopussy's Amazon Brigade.
* BellyDancer: Poses as one in the climax to disctract Kamal's guards.
* DarkActionGirl: While she is still on the villains side.
* TheDragon: To Octopussy, and somewhat to Khan.
* FemmeFatale: Pulls this on Bond in order to steal the Fabergé Egg.
* 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: Becomes a ferocious fighter in the climax.
* MsFanservice: Her bed scene is quite revealing (for a franchise so well known for its fanservice, bed scenes tend to be rare on this). Especially the way she escapes Bond: she ties one end of the sari she's wearing to a balustrade and jumps off a balcony, descending to safety as it unravels, leaving her in her underwear.
* OnlyOneName: She is only referred to by her first name, Magda.
* 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: Her dresses tend to put an emphasis on this, such as her dress as circus director.
* 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.
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[[folder: Mischka and Grischka]]
!!Mischka and Grischka
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[[caption-width-right:300: ''"And this...for my brother!"'']]
->'''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.
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* AndThisIsFor: Double example. 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}}: They keep on trying to kill Bond, even as he beats them.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Grischka is outraged by Mischka's death.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Grischka is killed by Bond with his own knife.
* KillItWithFire: Mischka tries to kill Bond with a blowtorch.
* KnifeThrowingAct: They work as knife throwers.
* ProfessionalKiller: They're both Russian assassins.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Bonus points for being twin brothers.
* WeaponOfChoice: Throwing knives.
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[[folder: 009]]
!!009
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->'''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.
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* {{Determinator}}: Not even getting fatally wounded by Grischka stops him from delivering the stolen Fabergé egg.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: His investigation and circus infiltration is never shown.
* HeroicSacrifice: All things considered, he saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: As he is dying, he gives the Fabergé egg to the British ambassador.
* 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: He is only known as Agent 009.
* PursuedProtagonist: In the opening scene, he gets chased by Grischka and Mischka.
* SadClown: More like a "Tragic Clown"; he's killed trying to save the world.
* SpannerInTheWorks: He kicks off the plot and ultimately saved countless people from getting nuked.
* YouAreNumberSix: His rank as a Double-O agent is 009.
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