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

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[[folder: Kara Milovy]]
!!Kara Milovy
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"We must not leave without my cello!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Maryam D'Abo

A Czechslovak cello player who ends up being used as sniper bait by her Russian boyfriend, Koskov. Bond recognises she's an amateur and merely injures her. They end up riding a cello case through the snow and a cargo plane in Afghanistan.
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* ElegantClassicalMusician: She's an elegant cello player.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove Tatiana Romanova]], somewhat. She's a thoroughly normal and naive but beautiful blonde Eastern European girl who falls in love with Bond. Before getting this gig, D'Abo had played Tatiana in screen tests for potential Bonds.
* GirlOfTheWeek: The main Bond girl of the film.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A fairly good example of this given she's one of the nicest Bond girls in the series. She's a great deal more accepting of the craziness around her than most women would be. Interestingly, she was also the last blonde Bond girl to be the lead Bond girl until ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
* NiceGirl: She's one of the most friendly and lovable women in the series.
* PluckyGirl: She's left to be killed by [[spoiler:her own boyfriend]] as part of his EvilPlan and a lot of craziness happens in between, but ''damn it'', she takes it upon herself to help foil said plan and take said craziness in stride.
* SlapSlapKiss: Her relationship with Bond falters when it's revealed that he's actually a secret agent, but it doesn't last long.
* UnwittingPawn: It turns out that [[spoiler: Koskov himself]] set her, a civilian, to act as the fake sniper during Koskov's defection as part of his plan, fully knowing (and not telling her) that [=MI6=] would try to shoot the sniper dead.
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[[folder: Georgi Koskov]]
!!General Georgi Koskov
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm sorry, James. For you I have great affection, but we have an old saying-duty has no sweethearts."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Jeroen Krabbé

A defecting Soviet general, whom Bond assisted in defecting from the union. He subsequently accusses Leonid Pushkin of the "Death to Spies" plot.
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:He's a very suave man who turns out to be one half of the BigBadDuumvirate of the film.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: He and Whitaker work together as the {{Big Bad}}s of the film]].
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Masterminded his own entire defection, putting [=MI6=] and KGB against each other, and the embezzlement of Soviet government funds to buy a massive shipment of opium from the Mujahideen, intending to keep the profits with enough left over to buy more arms from Whitaker.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: He backstabs the East, the West, Kara, his men, and eventually Whitaker, post mortem, but trying to blame him. He ultimately fails.]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:He tries to blame Whitaker solely for his plan. Nobody buys it.]]
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler: Koskov's defection to the West turns out to be a ruse, as he's PlayingBothSides against the middle.]]
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler: It seems that he will get away with what he has committed by smooth-talking Pushkin, but Pushkin has seen through him, and orders his sending to Moscow... "[[UnusualEuphemism in the diplomatic bag.]]"]]
* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler:Never engages in any hand-to-hand action. The climax even involves just Bond and Whitaker; Koskov appearing only after Whitaker is killed.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Acts like a total buffoon in front of Bond and the rest of [=MI6=] to deceive them, though that {{narm}}y "happy dance" seems to be actually all him.]]
* PlayingBothSides: [[spoiler: Tries to get the British and Soviet intelligence agencies to duke it out while he gets away with his scam.]]
* RenegadeRussian: The film begins with his defection. [[spoiler:Turns out that he's less of a "West collaborator" guy than a "wants to get away with his scheme" guy.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Koskov so ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: All those white spaces...
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[[folder: Brad Whitaker]]
!!Brad Whitaker
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You've had your eight, now have my eighty!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Joe Don Baker

A failed West Point candidate and military history buff turned arms dealer, Brad Whitaker wants to make a billion dollars via opium for diamonds. He is the BigBad of the movie, though he shares the spotlight with his [[TheDragon Dragon]], Necros, and an associate with whom he forms a BigBadDuumvirate.
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* AffablyEvil: He is genuinely cordial as opposed to many previous Bond villains. This isn't just to Bond too, he's equally so to his allies and General Pushkin.
* BigBadDuumvirate: One of the two main villains of the film, alongside [[spoiler:General Koskov]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Has a play room and wax museum with him as the star. He's also capable of running rings around the KGB and [=MI6=].
* ChestOfMedals: His uniform of full of medals. Fake ones, in fact, as it's revealed that he was expelled from the military accademy.
* FalseFlagOperation: [[spoiler:The kidnapping of General Koskov and setting up Pushkin]].
* FourIsDeath: Appears a grand total of 4 times throughout the film, and dies in the 4th appearance after Bond blows a Wellington bust, which falls on Whitaker and crushes him against a Waterloo display.
* MilesGloriosus: He fancies himself as a great military leader.
* ObviouslyEvil: The entrance hall of his house is a wax museum of history's greatest military chiefs, which are all portrayed with his face, ''including UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler''. No wonder why Pushkin dislikes him so much (besides Whitaker being a criminal, of course). This also further underscores Whitaker's ignorance, as Hitler (like Whitaker) was a horribly incompetent strategic commander.
* PhonyVeteran: Pushkin reprimands him for pretending to be a decorated general when he's nothing but an arms dealer. He was apparently expelled from West Point for fraud.
* SmugSnake: Masterminds the EvilPlan and acts like a real military commander, but he only appears in four scenes total, and gets outwitted and crushed by Bond in the fourth of those scenes.
%%* XanatosGambi
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers Bond half of the take for his original plan without missing a beat.
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[[folder: Necros]]
!!Necros
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I did not kill him. Bond did!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Andreas Wisniewski

Widely regarded as the most badass character in the film, save for Bond, he is an ex-KGB Agent and the personal assassin and [[TheDragon Dragon]] to Whitaker [[spoiler:and Koskov.]]
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* AbnormalAmmo: The famous milk bottle grenades in the mansion attack.
* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler: Just before falling to his death, he pleads shortly for his life. By far not enough to compromise his badassery though, since in his defense he's hanging out of an airplane holding onto a man's boot thousands of feet in the air, which would be enough to tax even the strongest of men.]]
* BriefAccentImitation: He speaks with four different accents to fool the agents, during the mansion attack sequence. He uses an American accent as a jogger when he first sees the milkman, a Cockney accent while impersonating the milkman after strangling him, a generic "British" accent while on Green-4's radio, and a Russian accent while pretending to be [=KGB=].
* TheBrute: Though significantly more cunning and badass than that.
* ComplexityAddiction: A rare case for a Bond villain, where this carries no consequences. [[spoiler:When he assassinates Saunders, he chooses not to shoot him or use his preferred method of strangulation to kill him. Instead, he strangles ''another'' man (the balloon salesman), disguises himself as him, and programs an automated door to slice Saunders in half. He gets away with this task, and when he tries to strangle Bond in the FinalBattle, it was because he was otherwise unarmed, and to show how much of a CombatPragmatist he is.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Since he cannot enter the mansion in the beginning armed, his improvises alot. Five words: electric knife and frying pan.
* DirtyCommunists: Implied. He mentions he has "comrades" who are "struggling for world revolution" and who depend upon him, and Whitaker notes that his "comrades" are people he sells weapons to. Notably, he does ''not'' work for the Soviet Union, as he is worried that if he [[spoiler: assassinates Pushkin]] they will recognise his handiwork and come after them, so he is probably a member of an extremist group in another country.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Bond cuts his shoe off in the airplane scuffle, and Necros falls off with it in his hands, with Bond remarking, "He got the boot".]]
* TheDragon: He's the one who does most of the legwork for the villains, carrying out assassinations and [[spoiler: staged]] kidnappings. He is also easily the most competent of the bad guys.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Hell, the entire attack on the mansion in the beginning of the film is this. Doubles as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove Donald "Red" Grant]]: While several Bond films had blond [[ProfessionalKiller assassins]] as a running reference to him, Necros shares more traits with him; he has a liking for strangling people with strange objects (Grant uses a garrote hidden in a watch, while Necros uses a walkman), dogs Bond throughout the film, kills one of his closest allies and fights him to the death on a moving vehicle.
* GeniusBruiser: Very good with making explosives, particularly the milk bottle grenades, and planning fatal ambushes, such as the one on [[spoiler: Saunders.]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: Several during the mansion scene, as well as the cargo net on Bond in the FinalBattle.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The instrumental version of "Where Has Everybody Gone", by The Pretenders. He even listens to it with his earphones.
* MadBomber: He's very good with explosives, with several grenades disguised as milk bottles and murders Saunders with a bomb-rigged automatic door.
* MasterOfDisguise: He disguises himself as a jogger, a milkman, a balloon salesman, and a doctor, among other disguises.
* MeaningfulName: His name is the Greek prefix for death.
* MrFanservice: One of the biggest examples among male Bond villains. He's at one point seen emerging from a swimming pool in a speedo, and later wears skintight blue jeans that leave very little to the imagination.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: A man only known by the Greek prefix for death must leave a lot of people unconfortable.
* ProfessionalKiller: This appears to be his actual profession. He is tasked with the abduction of Koskov, and the assassinations of [[spoiler:Pushkin and Saunders.]]
* RenegadeRussian: A former [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB]] assassin. Though, given that he says that he worked ''with'' the Russians, he might not actually be Russian himself (his actor is German, and "Necros" is Greek for "death").
* ShirtlessScene: While in Whitaker's swimming pool.
* TheStoic: Quite calm and cool, even when blasting an MI6 safehouse to bits with exploding milk bottles.
* VillainSong: "Where has Everybody Gone", by the Pretenders.
* WeaponOfChoice: He likes using a garrotte, or anything that can be used for strangulation. He is evidently good at it though, as even Bond appears harrowed by it, and only escapes thanks to his quick thinking.
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[[folder: Saunders]]
!!Saunders
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"I'm reporting to M that you deliberately missed. Your orders were to kill that sniper!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Thomas Wheatley

The head of MI6 Section "V" Vienna, and the mastermind behind Koskov's defection. He is a rather typical British bureaucrat. Following up on a lead Bond gave him, Saunders meets him at the Wiener Prater, in a cafe. His investigations have however made him a threat to Whitaker's plans, and so Necros rigs the automatic doors to the cafe with an explosive device. As Saunders leaves, Necros, with precision timing, detonates the device and this causes the glass doors slam shut with amazing force, crushing Saunders and killing him instantly.
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* ByTheBookCop: Saunders constantly cites the book of rules of procedure of [=MI6=] to Bond.
* DaChief: Berates Bond for not having killed Milovy when he thought she was a sniper.
* DefrostingIceQueen: He is much more friendly with Bond at the cafe.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: [[spoiler: As he leaves his meeting with Bond at the cafe, Necros detonates a bomb hidden in the automatic door's controls. This causes the door to slam shut rapidly just as Saunders is passing it, either crushing him or slicing him in two.]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:The implied fate of Saunders when Necros shuts an automatic door on him from the bushes.]]
* OnlyOneName: He's only referred through as Saunders.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: His death clearly makes the film take a turn for the (even more) serious.]]
* TheStrategist: Averted; he brainstormed Koskov's defection, though going by the fact that his plan involves simply putting Koskov in the trunk of his car (which Bond objects is the first place they'd look, and indeed, Saunders is later seen looking on in exasperation as the border guards search the trunk of his car), his strategies are for crap.
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[[folder: Kamran Shah]]
!!Kamran Shah
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[[caption-width-right:320:''"Please forgive the theatricals, it's a hangover from my Oxford days."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Art Malik

An Afghanese rebellion leader fighting against USSR.
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* AndroclesLion: In return for freeing him from the Soviet prison, he orders his men not to kill Bond, and help him and Milovy foil Whitaker's [[spoiler: and Koskov's]] plans.
--> '''Kara:''' Not now? What about later?
* AntiHero: He peddles heroin, but it's to get money for his resistance movement. And he's more than willing to help Bond destroy the Soviet plane containing the heroin that [[spoiler:Koskov]] plans to sell in the West so long as the local heroin ring and his group are both paid first.
* BadassBeard: A rebellion fighter with a rather robust beard.
* CulturedBadass: A rebellion fighter who studied at Oxford.
* GeniusBruiser: He's an Oxford-educated Mujahideen.
* HorsebackHeroism: He and his forces arrive on horseback to back up Bond and Milovy on the airstrip in Afghanistan.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Pretends to be an ignorant peasant so he will not be executed on the spot by guards. Actually learned, literate and exceptionally well-spoken.
* RebelLeader: A Mujahideen leader during the Soviet–Afghan war.
* LaResistance: Part of the Mujahideen during the Soviet–Afghan war.
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[[folder: Leonid Pushkin]]
!!General Leonid Pushkin
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You do not kill without reason!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JohnRhysDavies

The new head of the KGB, replacing General Gogol, and the target of Koskov's claims that he's a hardliner and has recently revived SMERSH.
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* ButtMonkey: He's treated like a ragdoll through the film.
* DeadpanSnarker: On finding his mistress being held hostage, having James Bond get the drop on him and ending up roughly thrown around the room until he ends up prone with a gun in his face, his response is:
-->'''Pushkin:''' I take it this is not a social call, 007.
* FakingTheDead: In the film's third act, Bond fakes assassinating him to draw Koskov out into the open.
* FriendlyEnemy: Seems to have something like this going with Bond, or at the very least a healthy mutual respect; when he learns of his orders to assassinate Pushkin, Bond protests on the grounds that he can't believe Pushkin is the psychotic hardliner Koskov is painting him as, but relents when M suggests another double-oh agent can take his place. ("If it ''must'' be done.") [[spoiler: He also proves willing to team up with Bond to help him uncover their real enemy, to the point of getting a minor BigDamnHeroes moment at the end.]]
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: [[invoked]] Pushkin's character [[{{Expy}} was created]] when Creator/WalterGotell's health was found not to be up for a major role as Gogol.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He proves willing to team up with Bond to help him uncover who's incriminating him for Smiert Spionom. [[spoiler: He also refuses to fall for Koskov's attempts to suck up for him at the end.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: Though this is his first appearance, Bond seems to be quite familiar with him. Of course, this is because he's a substitute for Gogol.
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[[folder: Rosika Miklos]]
!!Rosika Miklos
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[[caption-width-right:227:''"What kind of girl do you think I am?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Julie T. Wallace

Bond's contact in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. She helps get General Koskov out via the [=TransSiberian=] pipeline.
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* BrawnHilda: Subverted. She's presented as a straight example of one (a mannish Czechoslovakian woman). However, she's later shown to be able to do the AmazonianBeauty act (to her boss, at least).
* MarshmallowHell: She distracts her boss by pushing her cleavage on his face.
* ShowSomeLeg: She distracts her boss so as to not notice General Koskov's defection via the pipeline.
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