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

!'''Max Zorin'''
->Played by: '''Creator/ChristopherWalken'''

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.

* AxCrazy: ''Extremely'' so, to the point where [[spoiler: he literally wields one during his final fight with Bond.]]
* AmazonChaser: His [[TheDragon dragoness]] is a tall, powerfully built woman.
* BadBoss: 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 YouHaveFailedMe but simply ForTheEvulz.
* BigBad: He's the main villain of this film.
* BigFancyHouse: A Renaissance château in France (Chantilly), no less.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: 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.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He wants to [[spoiler: flood Silicon Valley]], causing the death of millions just so he can [[spoiler: monopolize the microship market]].
* CunningLinguist: It's mentioned he speaks five languages flawlessly, presumably one of the perks of being the product of late 20th century genetic engineering.
* DiabolicalMastermind: He has genius-level intelligence and hatches a scheme to murder millions of people for profit.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: He falls off the Golden Gate Bridge.]]
* EvilGenius: He has genius-level intelligence but is also completely AxCrazy. He hatches a scheme to murder millions of people for profit.
* EvilIsHammy: It's [[Series/SaturdayNightLive "More Cowbell"]] Creator/ChristopherWalken, what did you expect?
* EvilLaugh: Often breaks out into evil laughter, even when it seems wholely inappropriate for the situation.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Max seems to have an affection for Carl Mortner, the Nazi scientist who created him.
* {{Expy}}: His plan is, essentially, a remake of Film/{{Goldfinger}}'s, only with ''significantly'' more collateral damage intended.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's very cheerful in public. So is he when he [[spoiler: plans to have millions killed and gunning down his own workers]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: He falls in the water from a great height, similar to the investor he had killed earlier.]]
* KingpinInHisGym: We are treated to a scene of Zorin sparring with May Day.
* KnightOfCerebus: Probably Roger Moore's Bond's most dangerous foe since Francisco Scaramanga.
* OmnicidalManiac: 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.
* PsychoticSmirk: He flashes a lot of these during the film. He even [[spoiler:[[GoOutWithASmile Goes Out with a Smile]] before he falls to his death.]]
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: He murders his minions while laughing psychotically.
* TheStarscream[=/=]EvilIsNotAToy: 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.
* TriggerHappy: As shown when he massacres [[spoiler:''his own mine workers'']], laughing all the way.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: 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.

* BewareTheQuietOnes: She rarely talks. She doesn't need to.
* TheBrute: She's the muscle in Zorin's operations and she rarely talks.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She can lift a man over her head effortlessly.
* DangerTakesABackseat: [[spoiler:She murders Sir Godfrey and Chuck Lee by hiding in the back of their cars.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Both literally and figuratively.
* DeathGlare: Very often. See the picture.
* {{Determinator}}: She manages to get away from Bond after a really steadfast chase through the streets of Paris.
* TheDragon: 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.
* EnigmaticMinion: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Bond.
-->'''Bond:''' I see you're a woman of very few words.\\
'''May Day:''' What is there to say?
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She doesn't take kindly to Zorin turning on her and her AmazonBrigade.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:She helps Bond remove the bomb from the mine, putting the device onto a handcar and pushing it out of the mine, where it explodes, killing her.]]
* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Actually averted! Her motivation isn't Bond (though she ''did'' sleep with him), but {{revenge}} against BadBoss Zorin.]]
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Subverted by Bond and Zorin, who both hook up with her.
* [[OnlyKnownByHisNickname Only Known By Her Nickname]]: Unless it's actually her name.
* PunnyName: Indeed, you can say that you'll need to shout "Mayday!" if you ever meet May Day.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: Subverted in the sense that her motivation isn't redemption, but revenge against Zorin.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: {{Gender Flip}}ped: You do ''not'' want her after you.
* StatuesqueStunner: Much like Grace Jones herself.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Not with a person but the mine Zorin was going to detonate upon the TNT, as the brakes on the cart they used jammed.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[spoiler:Her HeelFaceTurn is motivated by Zorin killing her AmazonBrigade and leaving her for dead.]]
* [[spoiler:VasquezAlwaysDies]]: She's the toughest, more aggressive and less feminine character in the film, [[spoiler:and dies at the end.]]

!'''Stacey Sutton'''
->Played by: '''Tanya Roberts'''

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

* AlliterativeName: '''S'''tacey '''S'''utton.
* CuteButCacophonic: She's gorgeous, but her screams are eardrum-shattering.
* DamselInDistress: And how. At least she fights back in the climax.
* EightiesHair: The only Bond girl of the 80s to truly show this.
* GirlOfTheWeek: She's Bond's main love interest in the film.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's blonde haired and firmly on the good side.
* HotScientist: A young, blonde haired geologist.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Sutton is the granddaughter of an oil tycoon in California, but the company was taken over by Max Zorin, which forced her to became a geologist for the state of California.
* TheLoad: 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, so at least she isn't a NeutralFemale.
* MayDecemberRomance: RogerMoore 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 ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', feeling he was too old, but Cubby Broccoli talked him back for one last outing.
* ScreamingWoman: She screams a ''lot''.
-->"[[SayMyName Jaaaaames!]] Help meeeeeeee!"
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Unfortunately, she can't afford shotgun shells, so she uses rock salts.
* ShowerOfLove: 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.

* AllohistoricalAllusion: To [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele Josef Mengele]].
* BaldOfEvil: He has little hair on his head and is evil.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Given his reaction when Zorin is about to fall to his death.
* EvilOldFolks: He's still responsible for the horrific experiments he conducted in WWII and is helping with Zorin'splan.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: 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.
* HerrDoktor: He's a Mengele-sque Nazi scientist from the war, responsible for experiments on women in concentration camps, resulting with highly intelligent, and psychotic offsprings. Zorin is one of them.
* HighClassGlass: He wears a monocle at all times. He can't see without it.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Literally. [[spoiler:He's blown up with his own dynamite.]]
* MadDoctor[=/=]MadScientist[=/=]MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: The guy is even an {{expy}} for freaking Josef Mengele!
* NaziGrandpa: If the abovementioned tropes didn't tip you enough.
* NoSwastikas: In the German release version, he is a Polish communist.
* TooDumbToLive: It's not very wise to light the fuse of a dynamite stick that soon.

!'''Sir Godfrey Tibbett'''
->Played by: '''Patrick Macnee'''

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

* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: He disguises himself as Bond's chauffeur.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He's killed by May Day almost at the same time Zorin reveals to Bond that he knows about their investigation.]]
* TooDumbToLive: He knows that Max and May Day are suspicious to him and Bond. [[spoiler:May Day]] was near him at the gate before disappearing 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.

* AlliterativeName: '''A'''chille '''A'''ubergine
* FriendOnTheForce: He's a PrivateDetective who gives valuable information to Bond [[spoiler: before he's assassinated by May Day.]]
* PrivateDetective: His job. [[spoiler: It ends getting him killed.]]
* UnfortunateNames: "Aubergine" means "eggplant" in (non-US) English and French.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:He is quickly killed by May Day with a poisoned fake butterfly.]]

!'''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.

* ConvenientReplacementCharacter[=/=]{{Expy}}: Of Major Anya Amasova from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Bond. When they first met in the movie, they recognize each other from what was apparently a previous mission in which they were on opposing sides. Soon enough, they're frolicking in a hot tub at a spa.
* FuroScene: Ivanova and Bond share a bath together at an oriental bathhouse.
* MsFanservice: She spends most of her on-screen time in that hot tub.
* SensualSlavs: A sensual KGB agent.
* WhenHarryMetSvetlana: Subverted. She and Bond seem to agree to work together since she's been taping an incriminating conversation between Zorin and his oil company chief, Bob Conley; and have a romantic interlude together. However, after Pola hurriedly absconds to pass the tape of Zorin's conversation to General Gogol, they discover that Bond has swapped the tape with a cassette of Japanese music which had been playing in the spa they were in.

!'''Bob Conley'''
->Played by: '''Manning Redwood'''

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

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's head of one of Zorin's subsidiaries and is every bit the typical slimy oilman stereotype.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He tries to stop Zorin from having all the miners killed, to no avail.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He is the first of Zorin's associates to be murdered by him.]]