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

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!Kara Milovy
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->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.

* ElegantClassicalMusician: She plays cello.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove Tanya 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 Tanya in screen tests for potential Bonds.
* FakeNationality: Maryam D'Abo is English (of Dutch and Georgian descent).
* GirlOfTheWeek
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A fairly good example of this given she's one of the nicest Bond girls in the series.
** Though she's a great deal more accepting of the craziness around her than most women would be.
*** And she's also the last good blonde Bond girl to date.
* NiceGirl
* PluckyGirl
* SlapSlapKiss
* UnwittingPawn

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!General Georgi Koskov
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->Played by: '''Jeroen Krabbé'''

A defecting Soviet general, whom Bond assisted in defecting from the union. He subsequently reveals the death to spies plot of Leonid Pushkin, after which Necros abducted him from the mansion. [[spoiler: Eventually revealed to be a BigBadDuumvirate with Whitaker, and the actual chessmaster of their EvilPlan, having faked his defection.]]

* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate: With Whitaker]].
* TheChessmaster
* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He backstabs the East, the West, his men, and eventually Whitaker, post mortem, but trying to blame him. He ultimately fails.]]
* DirtyCoward
* FakeRussian
* [[spoiler:FakeDefector]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudiniWarranty: 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 a diplomatic bag.]]"]]
* [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* [[spoiler:PlayingBothSides]]
* RenegadeRussian
* SmugSnake
* WalkingSpoiler: All those white spaces...

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!Brad Whitaker
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->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 [[spoiler:General Koskov]].

* 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.
* BigBad
** BigBadDuumvirate: With [[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: Fake ones.
* FalseFlagOperation: [[spoiler:The kidnapping of General Koskov and setting up Pushkin]].
* MilesGloriosus: Fancies himself as a great miliary 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 AdolfHitler''.
** Becomes FridgeBrilliance when you wonder why Pushkin dislikes him so much.
*** Not so much FridgeBrilliance as directly stated in the movie. The other reason is that Whitaker is a criminal.
* 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
* SpannerInTheWorks: Bond in this case.
* XanatosGambit: It almost worked too.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers Bond half of the take for his original plan without missing a beat.
* YouLookFamiliar: Joe Don Baker went on to play CIA agent Jack Wade in ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' and ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.

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!Necros
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->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.]]

* AbnormalAmmo: The famous milk bottle grenades in the mansion attack.
* [[spoiler:AintTooProudToBeg: Just before falling to his death, he pleads shortly for his life. By far not enough to compromise his badassery though.]]
* {{Badass}}
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* 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.
* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath]]
* TheDragon
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Hell, the entire attack on the mansion in the beginning of the film is this. Doubles as a [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]].
* FakeRussian: Appearently speaks like this when off-duty, although he can switch accents effortlessly.
* {{Genius Bruiser}}
* ImprovisedWeapon: Several during the mansion scene, as well as the cargo net on Bond in the FinalBattle.
* JustAStupidAccent: He speaks with three different accents to fool the agents, during the mansion attack sequence.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The instrumental version of "Where Has Everybody Gone", by The Pretenders. He even listens to it with his earphones.
* MasterOfDisguise
* MeaningfulName: His name is the Greek prefix for death.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* 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 {{KGB}} assassin.
* ShirtlessScene
* 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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!Saunders
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->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 with amazing foresight, has rigged 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.

* [[ByTheBookCop By the Book Agent]]
* 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.
* OnlyOneName
* SacrificialLion
* TheStrategist

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!Kamran Shah
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->Played by: '''Art Malik'''

An Afghanese rebellion leader fighting against USSR.

* AndroclesLion: In return for freeing him from the Soviet prison, he orders his men not to kill Bond.
--> '''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 Koskov plans to sell in the West so long as the local heroin ring and his group are both paid first.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Pretends to be an ignorant peasant so he will not be executed on the spot by guards. Actually learned, literate and exceptionally well-spoken.
** CulturedBadass
* GeniusBruiser: He's an Oxford-educated Mujahideen.
* HorsebackHeroism
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* RebelLeader
* LaResistance

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!General Leonid Pushkin
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->Played by: '''JohnRhysDavies'''

The new head of the KGB, replacing General Gogol. Koskov claims he's a hardliner and has recently revived SMERSH. [[spoiler:He's lying.]]

* ButtMonkey
* FakeRussian
* 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.")
* LoveableSexManiac: Has a very attractive mistress.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Pushkin's character was created when Walter Gottell's health was found not to be up for a major role as Gogol.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* 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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!Rosika Miklos
->Played by: '''Julie T. Wallace'''

Bond's contact in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. She helps get General Puskin out via the [=TransSiberian=] pipeline

* BrawnHilda
* FakeNationality
* MarshmallowHell: How she distracts her boss.
* ShowSomeLeg