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

!'''Vesper Lynd'''
->Played by: '''Creator/EvaGreen'''

Vesper Lynd is a treasury agent who is tasked to accompany Bond to the poker tournament at Casino Royale, posing as his wife. Bond and Vesper eventually fall in love in the aftermath of the mission and Bond is prepared to leave the service for her. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it turns out that Vesper is being blackmailed into helping the BiggerBad behind Le Chiffre (Quantum in the film, SMERSH in the original novel) into betraying her country, and she subsequently commits suicide (directly in the novel, and by not allowing Bond to rescue her from drowning in the film).]] Vesper is the very first Bond Girl to appear in the novels, and she is arguably Bond's love of his life in the Craig continuity. [[spoiler: Her death impacts Bond severely and defines his later relationships with women in the novels, and revenge for her death is the driving focus of ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.]]

%%* AfraidOfBlood
* AlwaysVSexy: Vesper, and the fact that it's Eva Green playing her.
%%* BrainyBrunette
* BreakTheCutie: She [[spoiler: has to play along with everything to steal Bond's money and rescue her kidnapped/dead boyfriend.]]
* CartwrightCurse: As expected in a Bond movie.
%%* DarkSecret
* DeadpanSnarker: A regular goldmine of sarcastic barbs.
* DistractedByTheSexy: What she is supposed to do to Bond's adversaries in the poker tournament. It actually winds up working more on Bond himself in practice.
%%* FemmeFatale
* [[GamblerGroupies Gambler Groupie]]: She is used by Bond as a strategic distraction for the other competitors during the card game.
* GirlOfTheWeek: More than that actually. She becomes Bond's true LoveInterest [[spoiler: and her loss is [[TheLostLenore just as influential]] on Craig's Bond as the loss of Tracy was on the other Bonds.]]
* HeroicBSOD: She goes through one after seeing Obanno and his henchmen getting killed by Bond.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler: For Bond in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.]]
* LoveInterestTraitor: [[spoiler: She has no choice however, and she doesn't want to harm Bond.]]
%%* TheMole
* MsFanservice: When she walks into the poker room in either dress, but especially the latter. When she revives Bond via MagicalDefibrillator, her cleavage, and there is a lot of it, is on full display.
* MeaningfulName: Vesper Lynd is a [[PunnyName pun]] on "West Berlin". Berlin was a city split down the middle during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. [[spoiler:Vesper's loyalties are equally split]].
%%* RavenHairIvorySkin
* ShowSomeLeg: She wears a low-cut dress given by Bond to be a distraction during the card game.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: As revealed in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', her boyfriend was a Quantum agent who was using her to get information, then faked his own kidnapping to force her to betray her country.]]
* WomanInBlack: She usually dress in black. Infact seems like it's her favourite colour.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Bond hopes she gave her parents hell for that.

!'''Le Chiffre'''
->Played by: '''Creator/MadsMikkelsen'''

The main villain of the film. He is a banker for terrorist funds who uses them in his own moneymaking schemes (wherein he short sells massive shares of a company's stock, then stages terrorist attacks on said company's major assets to drive them into bankruptcy). After one goes disastrously wrong due to Bond's interference, he is forced to hold the poker tournament at Casino Royale to hastily win back the losses.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the original novel, Le Chiffre is described as an overweight, unattractive man. In the film, however, he's trim and handsome. Note that Mads Mikkelsen has been voted "Denmark's sexiest man" multiple times.
* AdaptationalBadass: This Le Chiffre is ''far'' more dangerous than his counterpart in the [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 1967 film]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: Le Chiffre always wears all-black. His tuxedo shirt is also this color.
* BoomHeadshot: When Mr. White kills him.
%%* TheChessmaster
* ConspicuousConsumption: His yacht, fine clothes, and platinum inhaler are all displays of his immense wealth.
* DarkIsEvil: He has dark hair and dresses entirely in black.
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* DragonInChief: Works for Mr. White, who is {{the man behind the man}}.
%%* EvilGenius
* EyeScream: Implied. He has scars near his left eye, which weeps blood during moments of stress, suggesting that he sustained an eye injury in the past.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's calm, collected, and polite, even when torturing Bond for the password to the winnings, but loses it when he realizes that Bond has no intention of giving him said information.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has small scars near his left eye.
%%* TheHeavy
%%* HollywoodNerd
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Obanno threatens to mutilate his girlfriend Valenka if he doesn't secure his money. Le Chiffre doesn't do much about it, though it's never explicitly stated whether this is because he doesn't care, is just too cowardly, or is calling Obanno's bluff.
%%* KarmicDeath
* MeaningfulName: Le Chiffre means "The Number" in French. In the novel, it was an alias deliberately chosen by the villain (real name never provided) because he was nothing more than a "number" to the displaced persons bureaucracy.
* ObviouslyEvil: If the [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience all black suit]] and his bearing and demeanor wasn't enough, he tells his [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to throw the guests he had just beaten in poker overboard if they weren't gone in five minutes.
* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: Everyone refers to him as Le Chiffre ("the number") instead of using his birth name.
* ProfessionalGambler: He's a skilled card player. A major plot event is when he arranges a high-stakes card game in order to secure $100 million he lost in an investment gone wrong.
* RedRightHand: He weeps blood from his left eye when stressed. It gets lampshaded.
-->'''Le Chiffre:''' Weeping blood comes merely from a derangement of the tear duct. [[BlatantLies Nothing sinister]].
* SmugSnake: A rather creepy version of this trope.
* TearsOfBlood: Blood comes from his left eye during moments of stress. Nothing sinister, though.
* TortureTechnician: Knows a very simple and [[GroinAttack very painful]] way to interrogate someone.
* VillainsWantMercy: One of the interesting things about him is that, despite him being the film's BigBad, the plot largely revolves around he himself being in financial trouble with some other evil organizations and desperately trying to save his own ass.
* VillainousBreakdown: He's very calm until Bond refuses to give him what he wants while torturing him.
* VillainousCheekbones: He's played by Mads Mikkelsen. Enough said.
* WealthyYachtOwner: First seen playing poker aboard a yacht.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Mr. White kills him for his failures and untrustworthiness.

!'''Mr. White'''
->Played by: '''Jesper Christensen'''

He is a Quantum operative in charge of Quantum's financial deal with Le Chiffre. [[spoiler: He ends up killing Le Chiffre because of his unreliability.]] He reappears in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.

%%* BadassInANiceSuit
* BiggerBad: Le Chiffre's contact in Quantum and the reason he sets up the poker game in Montenegro to begin with.
%%* TheChessmaster
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty Averted]], as Bond captures him thanks to Vesper's last SMS.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* TheManBehindTheMan
%%* NebulousEvilOrganization: Quantum.
* OnlyKnownByHisNickname Like a lot of the bad guys in here, we never find out his real name.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Before shooting [[spoiler: Le Chiffre in the head]].
--> [[spoiler: Money isn't as valuable to our organization as knowing who to trust. *BANG*]]
* SoftSpokenSadist: He's TheQuietOne for a reason.
* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler: Saves Bond's and Vesper's life when they are tortured by Le Chiffre.]]

!'''René Mathis'''
->Played by: '''Giancarlo Giannini'''

An MI6 field agent and Bond's ally inside the Casino Royale. He reappears in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.

* CodeName: "René Mathis" is not his real name.
%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* MistakenForAnImposter
* MrExposition: He provides information to Bond upon his arrival and play-by-play commentary for the poker game.
* PunkInTheTrunk: Places the dead bodies of Steven Obanno and his bodyguard in the police chief's car trunk to frame him. This tactic comes to bite him in the ass in the next film.

!'''Alexandre Dimitrios'''
->Played by: '''Simon Abkarian'''

Bond tracked Mollaka's phone to the Bahamas and found that he had been contacted by Dimitrios, a contractor in charge of Le Chiffre's operation.

* CoolCar: Owns an Aston Martin [=DB5=], until he loses it to Bond.
* TheDragon: To Le Chiffre.
* TheGamblingAddict: Loves playing poker.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bond stabs him with his own knife.

!'''Solange Dimitrios'''
->Played by: '''Caterina Murino'''

The wife of Alex Dimitrios, she's in an increasingly loveless relationship and willingly spends the night with Bond in order to spite her husband. She indirectly helps Bond stop Le Chiffre's criminal scheme but ends up getting tortured to death for this.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: {{Deconstructed}} brutally.
%%* CartwrightCurse
* ChekovsGun: The way she comes up behind Dimitrios and kisses him is Bond's inspiration for having Vesper do the same at Casino Royale.
%%* DisposableWoman
* GenreSavvy: Is fully aware that Bond will sleep with her for information. She goes along anyway.
* KillTheCutie: What happens to her for telling Bond what she knows about her husband's plans.
* MsFanservice: The other half of her role in the movie, including scenes in a sexy, sea-green two-piece, and a pinkish-red evening gown with a neckline that borders on AbsoluteCleavage.
* YourCheatingHeart: Due to her bitter relationship with Alex, she sleeps with Bond.

->Played by: '''Ivana Milicevic'''

Le Chiffre's girlfriend.

* AndYourLittleDogToo: Obanno threatens to chop off her hand with a machete if Le Chiffre doesn't give his money back.
* BlondesAreEvil: She's an attractive blonde who works for the very evil Le Chiffre.
%%* DarkChick
%%* FemmeFatale
* [[GamblerGroupies Gambler Groupie]]: Le Chiffre uses her the same way Bond uses Vesper : a distraction for the other competitors during the card game.
* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler:Mr. White arrives while Le Chiffre, Valenka and Kratt are questioning Vesper Lynd and Bond. Her death is not witnessed onscreen, but it is assumed that the gunshots we hear before Mr. White bursts in and shoots Le Chiffre are the ones that kill Valenka and Kratt.]]
* MoralMyopia: She's terrified when Obanno attacks her boyfriend and threatens to mutilate her. Later in the film, however, she's smug and devoid of pity when Le Chiffre kidnaps Vesper and brutalizes Bond.
* PeekABangs: Pictured here.
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: Le Chiffre prompts her to give Bond a poisoned drink during the card game.
%%* SensualSlavs
* SmugSnake: She's smug when Le Chiffre kidnaps Bond and Vesper.

!'''Steven Obanno'''
->Played by: '''Issac de Bankolé'''

A leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, introduced to Le Chiffre by Mr. White to account his finances.

* AfricanTerrorists: He leads an armed militia in central Africa.
* BadassInANiceSuit: When he comes to the Casino Royale to reclaim his money to Le Chiffre.
* {{Expy}}: Of RealLife terrorist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kony Joseph Kony]]. It's been commented that Obanno is probably the closest thing to a real person to have served as a Bond villain thus far.
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: He threatens to chop Valenka's arm off if Le Chiffre fails to secure his money.
* MacheteMayhem: His signature weapon is a machete. He uses a machete to intimidate Valenka while menacing Le Chiffre.
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler: How Bond kills him.]]
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Something Le Chiffre should have remembered. He brutalizes Le Chiffre and threatens to mutilate Valenka unless Le Chiffre secures his money.
* ScaryBlackMan: You don't get much scarier than an armed militia leader who wields a machete and threatens to mutilate his enemies.

!'''Adolph Gettler'''
->Played by: '''Richard Sammel'''

A man in Mr White's employment, whose job is to collect the Casino Royale winnings in Venice [[spoiler:from Vesper]].

* AllThereInTheManual: He never gets identified by name onscreen.
* CoDragons: With Le Chiffre to Mr White.
* EyepatchOfPower: Played with. One half of his glasses is darkened.
* HumanShield: [[spoiler: Uses Vesper briefly as this]].
* KarmaHoudini: In the book. Remedied [[EyeScream most painfully]] in the film.
* MoeGreeneSpecial: [[NailEm Dies when Bond puts a nail]] [[EyeScream through his eye]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard with the nail gun he used against Bond]] moments earlier.
* NailEm: Tries to kill Bond with a nail gun. It doesn't end well for him.
%%* NiceHat
%%* SinisterShades

->Played by: '''Sébastien Foucan'''

A freelance terrorist hired by Dimitrios for Le Chiffre's operation. He is attending a mongoose versus snake pit fight in Madagascar, and unsuspectingly being shadowed by Bond and Carter. Mainly due to Carter, Mollaka realises he is being watched and runs. Bond then chases him to the Nambutu embassy, kills him and flees with his backpack.

%%* AfricanTerrorists
%%* {{Badass}}
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His bomber career shows on his face.
* LeParkour: And played by one of the pioneering members, too.
%%* ScaryBlackMan
%%* TerroristsWithoutACause
* TheVoiceless: He has absolutely no lines, but people still remember him for the runaround he gave Bond.

->Played by: '''Claudio Santamaria'''

A freelance terrorist hired by Dimitrios as a replacement to Mollaka for Le Chiffre's operation.

* DressingAsTheEnemy: ImpersonatingAnOfficer of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Literally.
%%* TerroristsWithoutACause
* WhyAmITicking: The OhCrap look he has at the end of the ChaseScene on the airport runway is this.

->Played by: '''Malcolm Sinclair'''

Dryden appears in the DeliberatelyMonochrome prologue of the film. He is a corrupt MI6 section chief in Prague. He is shot by Bond on his last mission before becoming a 00 Agent. He is Bond's second kill in the Craig continuity.

* BondOneLiner: He gets one in on Bond, [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets but it proved premature.]]
-->'''Dryden''': Shame. We barely got to know each other.
* CasualDangerDialogue: He's [[StiffUpperLip entirely too British]] to get upset by something as [[SarcasmMode mundane]] as a government assassin lying in wait in his office.
%%* DoubleAgent
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He'll sell state secrets to terrorists without batting an eye but keeps a framed photo of his family on his desk. This is one of the first indications that Craig's interpretation of Bond is a ''decidedly'' more morally ambiguous one.
* GenreBlindness: He assumes that if M wanted him dead, she'd have sent a Double O. Turns out M doesn't seem to consider him quite as important as he does, though she does send him the next best thing.
* HopeSpot: For a moment, he honestly thinks he has gotten the drop on Bond.
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: Bond knows where Dryden keeps his gun and removed the bullets [[ForTheLulz evidently just to troll him.]]
* KilledMidSentence:
-->'''Dryden''': Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. The second is -- [''BAMM'']
-->'''Bond''': [[BondOneLiner Yes. Considerably.]]
%%* TheMole
%%* SmugSnake
%%* UnderestimatingBadassery

->Played by: '''Darwin Shaw'''

He appears in the prologue. He is Dryden's contact and attends a cricket match in Lahore, Pakistan (this is shown in a deleted scene). Bond follows him into the cricket club's toilets and they start brawling. He is notable as the first man to be killed by Bond in the Craig continuity, and the first of two kills required in order for Bond to qualify for 00-status.

* AllThereInTheManual: His name is not mentioned in the movie.
%%* {{Mook}}
* NotQuiteDead: Bond attempts to drown him in a sink. After several seconds of struggling, the man's body goes limp and crumples to the floor. Fisher is [[FakingTheDead feigning his death]] and as Bond turns to retrieve his pistol from the floor, the thug snatches his own weapon and takes aim. With lightening-fast reflexes, Bond turns and shoots first. Silhouetted against the white tiles and shot from the perspective of Fisher's gun barrel, this is shown on screen as a modified version of the traditional BondGunBarrel sequence and leads into the film's opening credits.