Characters: Diamonds Are Forever
Characters specific to Diamonds Are Forever. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.
Played by: Jill St. JohnAn American diamond smuggler and thief whom 007 blackmails into helping him. She frequently finds herself bewildered by the web of lies and oddities that 007 weaves around her.
- Faux Action Girl / Badass Decay: Poor Tiffany fails to display any resourcefulness whatsoever after the third act begins.
- Girl of the Week
- Go-Go Enslavement: Once she is kidnapped by Blofeld.
- Heel-Face Turn: Averted. Tiffany is no better or worse for her switching sides than she is at the start of the story.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- The Klutz / The Ditz: Once she is kidnapped by Blofeld, she becomes inexplicably clumsy and stupid.
- Loveable Rogue
- Master of Disguise
- Ms. Fanservice
- Redemption Demotion: One of the most egregious examples when it comes to intelligence. As a criminal, she came across as a slick, competent pro with enough authority to have her own henchman. She even showed some cleverness escaping a squadron of CIA agents organized to arrest her. After her Heel-Face Turn, she blunders around so embarrassingly that both Bond and Blofeld make snide comments on what an idiot she is.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Played by: Charles GrayBond's archnemesis returns.
- Affably Evil
- Big Bad
- Camp Straight: Probably the most blatant case in the franchise. See also Disguised in Drag below.
- The Chessmaster
- Deadpan Snarker
- Diabolical Mastermind
- Disguised in Drag: The way he escapes from Whyte's casino.
- Evil Is Hammy
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: The cigarette holder as an Evil Smoking indicator.
- Identity Impersonator: Impersonates Willard Whyte in order to use the latter's wealth and space research facility for his schemes.
- Magic Plastic Surgery / Body Double: He creates doubles of himself using plastic surgery and ... mud baths on his henchmen.
- Not Quite Dead
- Omnicidal Maniac: Doesn't mind targetting nuclear missiles or nuclear submarines with his killsat.
- The Other Darrin: Blofeld's got hair this time.
- Right-Hand Cat: He even duplicates his trademark white Persian cat in order to fool Bond.
- Smoking Is Cool
- Supervillain Lair: Two: Whyte's penthouse atop a hotel in Las Vegas, and an oil rig.
- War for Fun and Profit
- You Look Familiar: Charles Gray appeared as Dikko Henderson in You Only Live Twice.
Played by: Jimmy DeanA reclusive billionnaire kidnapped by Blofeld. The latter impersonates him with a voice changer in order to use his wealth and space research facility to build and launch a killsat. Once the deception is uncovered by Bond, Whyte uses his contacts and funds to assist in the destruction of Blofeld's lair on an oil rig off the coast of Baja, California.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fiction 500
- Kidnapped Scientist: The space research centre he funds is the other reason that motivated Blofeld to kidnap him besides his wealth.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The character is a spoof of Howard Hughes.
- Non-Idle Rich
Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd
Played by: Bruce Glover and Putter SmithTwo assassins on Blofeld's employ, who're "cleaning" out the smuggling ring that leads to him using creative ways to dispose of Bond and the smugglers. They are very close to each other.
- Affably Evil / Faux Affably Evil
- Animal Assassin: They use a scorpion to kill Dr. Tynan.
- Bald of Evil: Mr. Kidd.
- "Bang!" Flag Gun: In a deleted scene, Wint kills Shady Tree with a BANG Flag Gun that shoots a real bullet.
- Bond One-Liner: They tend to joke about their victims' plight.Kidd: If God had wanted man to fly, Mr. Wint...Wint: He would have given them wings, Mr. Kidd.
- Camp Gay: Mr. Wint.
- Chekhov's Gun: Mr. Wint's aftershave.
- Depraved Homosexuals
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Mr. Kidd.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Mr. Wint has his bomb tied to his groin and is blown up by it.
- Man on Fire: Bond sets Mr. Kidd on fire during the climactic confrontation, which leads to his death.
- Minion Shipping
- Mister X and Mister Y
- Psychos For Hire
- Psychotic Smirk
- Room Disservice
- Soft Spoken Sadists
- Sissy Villain: Mr. Wint.
- Straight Gay: While Mr. Wint could be said to be vaguely swishy(though not really for the time), Mr. Kidd is so un-flamboyant, you'd never guess he's gay if not for the "For a lady" scene.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Probably the two most iconic examples of this trope. The trope's main article page is even written in the distinctive manner they address each other with.
Albert R. "Bert" Saxby
Played by: Bruce CabotSaxby worked for Willard Whyte, until Blofeld took over; Saxby then became Blofeld's right-hand man. He was shot and killed by CIA agents while attempting to assassinate Willard Whyte. As the dead Saxby tumbled down a hill, Whyte spouted one of the movie's best-remembered deadpan-lines: "Tell him he's fired!".His name is a direct reference to the series' producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli.
Bambi and Thumper
Played by: Lola Larson and Trina ParksTwo women who are keeping the real Willard Whyte prisoner in his house.
- Bodyguard Babes
- Dark Action Girls
- Faux Action Girl: They're easily beaten by Bond as aside from some acrobatics they don't have any real combat skills.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Guess where their names come from...
- Ms. Fanservice: Thumper.
- Murderous Thighs: Bambi.
- Salt and Pepper
- Stripperiffic: Thumper.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: Thumper.
Played by: Lana WoodAn opportunistic would-be girlfriend who gets unceremoniously thrown out by thugs. She is killed by Wint and Kidd who mistook her for Tiffany.
- Cartwright Curse: Though she didn't even have time to make love with Bond.
- Cement Shoes: She is drowned in the hotel pool this way by Wint and Kidd.
- Deleted Scene: One showed her having dinner with Bond, the other showed her returning to Bond's room soaking wet wearing nothing but a white towel in the hopes of retrieving her clothing and being very mad that Bond was boning Tiffany.
- Embarrassing First Name
- Gambler Groupie
- Gold Digger
- Innocent Bystander
- Meaningful NamePlenty: Hi, I'm Plenty.Bond: But of course you are.
- Ms. Fanservice: First a low cut purple dress, and then stripped down to nothing but her transparent pink panties.
- Naked People Are Funny: Close enough. She is almost completely naked when she gets thrown out the window and lands in the pool, and before that with her arms folded protectively over her chest while she screamed in humiliated protest was clearly played for laughs.
- Punny Name
- Shameful Strip: Though it wasn't the strip that shamed her, it was being caught by "the perverts convention" that shamed her, causing her to go from Shameless Fanservice Girl to Reluctant Fanservice Girl.
- Unfortunate Names
- Sacrificial Lamb
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Played by: Leonard BarrA standup comic performing at the Whyte House in Las Vegas, Tree operates as part of Blofeld's diamond smuggling network. He is killed by Wint and Kidd.
- Actor Allusion / Cast the Expert / Meta Casting: Leonard Barr was a stand up comic in real life.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the book he was Bonds ally.
- Grumpy Old Man
- He Knows Too Much
- Perpetual Frowner
- Punch Clock Villain
- Villainous Rescue: Saves Bond's life by stopping the cremation process.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He is killed by Wint and Kidd (with a "Bang!" Flag Gun that shoots a real bullet, in a deleted scene).