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

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!Wai Lin
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->Played by: '''Creator/MichelleYeoh'''

A Chinese agent sent to investigate WTF is going on with Elliott Carver. She also believes at first that she and Bond must kill each other, but are forced to work together when both figure out the truth behind Carver's media empire.

%%* ActionGirl: Maybe the best example in the franchise. Being played by Michelle Yeoh pays off.
%%* {{Badass}}: Did we mention she's played by Michelle Yeoh?
%%* BadassInDistress: In the climax.
%%* ColonelBadass
%%* DistaffCounterpart: To Bond.
%%* EnemyMine: With Bond.
%%* GirlOfTheWeek
%%* GunFu
* HotScoop: Her cover.
* KungFuFighting: Once again, [[RuleOfThree she's played by Michelle Yeoh]].
%%* SpyCatsuit
%%* WhenHarryMetSvetlana

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!Elliott Carver
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->Played by: '''Jonathan Pryce'''

A media mogul who is completely insane and possibly even psychopathic, with scant regard for any of the lives he will destroy as a result of his media ambition.

* BigBad
* CardCarryingVillain: "There's no news... like '''''bad''''' news!"
* CatchPhrase: He tends to say "Delicious!" when things go his way.
%%* TheChessmaster
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The ultimate example. As James Bond puts it, he forgot the most important role of media, which was to give the public what they want.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilIsPetty: He's driving the world to possible World War...for ratings.
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Blofeld in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Killed by Bond with his own drill.]]
* LargeHam: Pryce wanted to play the role even ''hammier'', but was told to tone it down.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Said to be modelled on Robert Maxwell, but analysed as a satire on Rupert Murdoch.
%%* NonActionBigBad
%%* PlayingBothSides
* PrecisionFStrike: "And Mr. Stamper, would you please ''kill'' those '''''bastards!?'''''"
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: Does this to mock Wai Lin.
* YoureInsane: "The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

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!Paris Carver
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->Played by: '''Teri Hatcher'''

Elliot Carver's wife. She had a relation with Bond in the past, as shown by [[ArmorPiercingSlap her reaction]] upon seeing him.

%%* ArmorPiercingSlap
%%* CartwrightCurse
%%* DeathBySex
%%* DisposableWoman
%%* DressHitsFloor
%%* MsFanservice: And how.
%%* SacrificialLamb
%%* ShesGotLegs
%%* StockingFiller
%%* StuffedIntoTheFridge
%%* ToplessnessFromTheBack

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!Richard Stamper
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->Played by: '''Götz Otto'''

Elliott Carver's main henchman.

* AndThisIsFor: Pulls this on Bond in their final battle as he's beating him up.
%%* {{Badass}}
* BlondGuysAreEvil: A bleached blond this time. He's Elliot Carver's muscle and torture expert.
%%* TheBrute
%%* DeathGlare
%%* {{Determinator}}
%%* TheDragon: To Carver.
%%* DragonTheirFeet
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Dr. Kaufman was like a father for him.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When he guns down the survivors of the British frigate.
%%* MeaningfulName
%%* TheStoic
* TortureTechnician: Kaufman trained him in the many methods of torture, especially chakra torture, which involves inflicting the maximum amount of pain on the body's most vital areas, but he won't have the pleasure to use them on Bond and Wai Lin.

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!Henry Gupta
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->Played by: '''Ricky Jay'''

An American "techno-terrorist" in the employ of Elliot Carver. Intent on starting a war between the United Kingdom and China, Elliot Carver sends Henry Gupta to a terrorist arms bazaar to purchase an American military GPS encoder. Using this device, Gupta meacons the GPS signal and sends the British frigate HMS Devonshire off-course into Chinese-held waters in the South China Sea, where Carver's stealth ship sinks the frigate with a sea drill and steals one of its missiles.

%%* BeardOfEvil
* BombThrowingAnarchists: It's mentioned he got his start in the terrorism industry as a counterculture radical in the '60s.
%%* TheCracker
%%* EvilGenius
* GenreSavvy: He sees through Bond's cover story with considerable ease.
%%* TerroristsWithoutACause
%%* WesternTerrorists
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

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!Dr. Kaufman
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->Played by: '''Vincent Schiavelli'''

A professional assassin hired by Carver to kill Bond,[[spoiler: kill Paris and retrieve the GPS encoder]].

%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* DeadlyDoctor
%%* DirtyCoward
%%* EvilIsHammy
* FakeNationality: A German played by an American actor of Italian origins.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's pretty polite, even as he's describing how he will frame Bond for a MurderSuicide.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He gets shot by Bond with his own gun.]]
* KarmicDeath: His original plan was to [[spoiler: kill Paris, kill Bond, and make it look like Bond killed Paris and then himself. Bond kills Kaufman and makes it look like ''he'' killed Paris and then himself]].
%%* MadDoctor
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: He is particularly gifted at doing this, according to himself.
-->"I am especially good at the celebrity overdose."
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: His "legitimate" profession is a professor of forensic medicine, and as such prides himself on his ability to make a crime scene look exactly the way he wants it to.
* NothingPersonal:
-->'''Kaufman''': Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!
-->'''Bond''': [[TranquilFury Me]] [[PreMortemOneLiner too.]]
%%* ProfessionalKiller
%%* PsychoForHire
%%* SmugSnake
* TortureTechnician: He trained Stamper in the many methods of torture, especially chakra torture, which involves inflicting the maximum amount of pain on the body's most vital areas, but he considers torture as a hobby, actually.

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!Jack Wade
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->Played by: '''Joe Don Baker'''

The CIA agent appears again, coming up to James, welcoming him after James successfully retrieved a GPS encoder from Carver's office. He is last seen looking at Bond leaving to look at the wreck not leaving "without saying goodbye".

%%* AmericansAreCowboys
* {{Expy}}: He's pretty much Brosnan's version of Felix Leiter.
* [[HawaiianShirtedTourist Hawaiian Shirt]]: Wears one when he welcomes Bond on the American base. And it's covered with [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs.]]
%%* HeroOfAnotherStory
* YouLookFamiliar: Joe Don Baker played villain Brad Whitaker in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.

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