Characters: A View to a Kill

Characters specific to A View to a Kill. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.

Max Zorin

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.
  • Amazon Chaser: His dragoness is a tall, powerfully built woman.
  • Bad Boss: Remarkably bad even by Bond villain standards. He personally guns down his own minions while laughing maniacally the moment he no longer needs them, and even betrays May Day, not even for the usual You Have Failed Me but simply For the Evulz.
  • Big Bad: He's the main villain of this film.
  • 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.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He wants to flood Silicon Valley, causing the death of millions just so he can monopolize the microship market.
  • Cunning Linguist: It's mentioned he speaks five languages flawlessly, presumably one of the perks of being the product of late 20th century genetic engineering.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: See Corrupt Corporate Executive.
  • Disney Villain Death: He falls off the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Evil Genius: He has genius-level intelligence but is also completely Ax-Crazy. He hatches a scheme to murder millions of people for profit.
  • Evil Is Hammy: It's "More Cowbell" Christopher Walken, what did you expect?
  • Evil Laugh: Often breaks out into evil laughter, even when it seems wholely inappropriate for the situation.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Max seems to have an affection for Carl Mortner, the Nazi scientist who created him.
  • Expy: His plan is, essentially, a remake of Goldfinger's, only with significantly more collateral damage intended.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's very cheerful in public. So is he when he plans to have millions killed and gunning down his own workers.
  • Karmic Death: He falls in the water from a great height, similar to the investor he had killed earlier. Although being gunned down, blow up or drowned would arguably more karmic.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Probably Roger Moore's Bond's most dangerous foe since Francisco Scaramanga.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: From the way he acts, it seems he wants to destroy Silicon Valley just to watch it go BOOM. His whole microchip price gouging scheme seems more like a fringe benefit.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": He murders his minions while laughing psychotically.
  • The Starscream/Evil Is Not a Toy: He's a product of Nazi eugenics experiments that the KGB raised, trained, and sent to the West as a deep cover agent. Once he becomes successful enough, he decides to screw them over and take a shot at global financial domination himself.
  • Trigger Happy: As shown when he massacres his mine workers, laughing all the way.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He's seen as a respectable businessman, but is in fact a total psychopath and a mass murderer.

May Day

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.

Stacey Sutton

Played by: Tanya Roberts

A young geologist whose family's possessions are being squeezed by Zorin.

  • The Load: One one hand, does very little to aid Bond and at one point fails to notice Zorin sneaking up on her in a freaking zeppelin.
    • On the other hand, she does manage to take out Scarpine out of nowhere and does intentionally distract Zorin during the fight at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • 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.
    "Jaaaaames! Help meeeeeeee!"
  • 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.

Sir Godfrey Tibbett

Played by: Patrick Macnee

MI6 field operative who helps Bond when he infiltrates Zorin's villa and stable.

  • Too Dumb to Live: He knows that Max and May Day are suspicious to him and Bond. May Day was near him at the gate before she disappears when he looks away for a few seconds. Why didn't he inspect his car?

Achille Aubergine

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.

Pola Ivanova

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.

Bob Conley

Played by: Manning Redwood

Zorin's chief mining engineer who handles Zorin's oil interests in California.

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