Characters specific to A View to a Kill
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The surviving result of a Nazi eugenics experiment turned microchip tycoon and later recruited by the KGB. He has gone rogue and now pursues his own interests.
- Ax-Crazy: Extremely so, to the point where he literally wields one during his final fight with Bond.
- Big Fancy House: A Renaissance château in France (Chantilly), no less.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: He has platinum blond hair and is a psychopath. Later explained by the fact that his biological mother was selected by a Nazi scientist for his experiments.
- Knight of Cerebus: Probably Roger Moore's Bond's most dangerous foe since Francisco Scaramanga.
Played by: Grace Jones
Max Zorin's main enforcer, bodyguard and lover.
- The Dragon: Subverted, actually; she seems this way at first, but it ultimately transpires that Zorin's most valued henchman is actually Scarpine, who even joins in Zorin's attempt to murder May Day and other minions.
Played by: Tanya Roberts
A young geologist whose family's possessions are being squeezed by Zorin.
- '80s Hair: The only Bond girl of the 80s to truly show this.
- The Load: Does very little to aid Bond and at one point fails to notice Zorin sneaking up on her in a freaking zeppelin.
- May-December Romance: Roger Moore was older than Tanya Roberts' mother. While this isn't entirely as bad as it sounds, as Roberts' mother gave birth while still a teenager. Still, learning this fact was reportedly what caused Moore to quit the series. Moore was already set to leave after Octopussy, feeling he was too old, but Cubby Broccoli talked him back for one last outing.
- Screaming Woman: She screams a lot.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: Unfortunately, she can't afford shotgun shells, so she uses rock salts.
- Shower Of Love: She makes out with Bond in her shower at the end.
Dr. Carl Mortner
Played by: Willoughby Gray
An old Nazi scientist whose experiments on pregnant deportees resulted in the creation of Max Zorin. He now designs Zorin's microchips for carrying horse-doping drugs.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Given his reaction when Zorin is about to fall to his death.
- Evil Old Folks
- Evilutionary Biologist: He tells Bond that he thinks his principles in horse breeding could be equally applied to humans. It's later discovered that he did in fact experiment on concentration camp inmates with steroid injections to breed the "perfect" human. He created a generation of incredibly intelligent psychopaths.
- No Swastikas: In the German release version, he is a Polish communist.
- Too Dumb to Live: It's not very wise to light the fuse of a dynamite stick that soon.
Sir Godfrey Tibbett
Played by: Patrick MacneeMI6
field operative who helps Bond when he infiltrates Zorin's villa and stable.
Played by: Jean Rougerie
A French private detective who meets Bond in a restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower to give him some secret informations about Zorin.
Played by: Fiona Fullerton
A KGB agent sent by General Gogol to spy on Zorin. Bond seduces her in a spa and steals her recording of Zorin's conversation about his operation.
Played by: Manning Redwood
Zorin's chief mining engineer who handles Zorin's oil interests in California.