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 Bond 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: The main Bond Girl of this film.
- 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: Bond states in this movie that he did really like redheads.
- The Klutz/The Ditz: Once she is kidnapped by Blofeld, she becomes inexplicably clumsy and stupid.
- Loveable Rogue: A lovely diamond smuggler.
- Master of Disguise: She swaps into several different wigs in her first scene alone.
- Ms. Fanservice: "Such nice cheeks" indeed. Besides spending the entire climax in Go-Go Enslavement, Tiffany, in her very first scene, opens the door to Bond almost nude. Bond is obviously delighted and lampshades it.[Tiffany Case opens the door almost nude]James Bond: That's quite a nice little nothing you're almost wearing. I approve.[later]Tiffany Case: [...] I'll finish dressing.James Bond: Oh, please don't, not on my account.
- 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.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: She and Bond spend a lot of time bickering, but inevitably still end up together.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Played by: Charles GrayBond's Arch-Enemy returns.
- Affably Evil: Blofeld is at his most affable with Bond in this film.
- Arch-Enemy: Bond stages a Roaring Rampage of Revenge after him at the start of the film.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film.
- Camp Straight: Probably the most blatant case in the franchise. See also Disguised in Drag below.
- The Chessmaster: Blofeld's Evil Plan this time is using a diamond-powered Kill Sat to destroy nuclear weapons in China, the Soviet Union and the United States, then propose "an international auction, with nuclear supremacy going to the highest bidder."
- Deadpan Snarker: Blofeld is also at his most snarkier in this film. He's especially having a ball in the third act at the oil rig.Blofeld: The satellite is at present over... Kansas. Well, if we destroy Kansas the world may not hear about it for years. Perhaps New York, with all that smut and traffic... might give them a chance for a fresh start.
- Diabolical Mastermind: He's the mastermind behing a "pipeline" of diamond smugglers to obtain the diamonds for his laser satellite. He later sends assassins to dispose of its members once they'd outlived their usefulness.
- 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: At the beginning of the film, Bond finds him at a facility where Blofeld look-alikes are being created through surgery. Bond kills a test subject, and later the "real" Blofeld, by drowning him in a pool of superheated mud. Turns out that Blofeld was also a look-alike.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Doesn't mind targetting nuclear missiles or nuclear submarines with his killsat.
- Right-Hand Cat: He even duplicates his trademark white Persian cat in order to fool Bond.
- Smoking Is Cool: Complete with a cigarette holder.
- 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 Kill Sat. 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:[When Burt Saxby tries to assassinate Willard Whyte, and is gunned down for his efforts]Bond: Saxby!White: Burt Saxby? Tell him he's fired!
- It is even too much for Bond himself, who slowly turns, glancing straight at the camera.
- Fiction 500: He's capable of funding space research and a Bond villain like Blofeld certainly saw Whyte's resources quite tempting. Yeah, he qualifies.
- 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: He funded a space research facility and helps Bond and his allies after being released, using his contacts and funds to assist in the destruction of Blofeld's oil rig lair.
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: They act very cheery during the film while commiting increasingly colder murders.
- Alliterative Name: In the novel, while we never learn his full name, "Wint" is a contraction of "W. Winter".
- 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: They're depraved assassins who are heavily implied to be homosexual.
- 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.
- Laughably Evil: See Bond One-Liner. They kill one person after another, but they're funny.
- Man on Fire: Bond sets Mr. Kidd on fire during the climactic confrontation, which leads to his death.
- Minion Shipping: They're two minions who are... very close to each other.
- Mister X and Mister Y: They always call each other Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd.
- Psychos For Hire: They're clear psychos who are hired by Blofeld to eliminate the smuggling "pipeline" that leads to him.
- Psychotic Smirk: Given their Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil status, they flash a lot of these during the course of the film.
- Room Disservice: They attempt to pull a Dragon Their Feet on Bond and Tiffany Case by posing as hotel room service on a cruise liner. They failed.
- Soft Spoken Sadists: They always speak pleasantly of their murders, like when Mr. Kidd suggests to send some pictures of the corpse of one of their victims to her schoolchildren.
- 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: They're put to guard Willard Whyte from rescue or escape.
- 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. She's the one in a bikini in the picture.
- Murderous Thighs: Bambi.
- Salt and Pepper: From what we briefly see about them, they fit the trope. They both start up speaking calmly and seductively, but when they start beating Bond up, while Bambi keeps speaking that way, Thumper switches to Kiai.
- She-Fu: They do impractical backflips, Unnecessary Combat Rolls, gymnastic cartwheels, the whole thing.
- 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.
- Embarrassing First Name: Really? "Plenty"?
- Gambler Groupie: She's introduced serving as one for a man who's gambling at the Whyte House. Unfortunately for him...
- Gold Digger: ...he loses all his money, so she dumps him and latches on to James Bond after hearing the hefty sum Bond is gambling, giving this vibe.
- Innocent Bystander: She doesn't have anything to do with the diamond-smuggling plot, but is killed by Wint and Kidd when they mistake her for Tiffany Case.
- 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: A big-breasted woman named Plenty O'Toole.
- 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: Again, she's a big-breasted woman named Plenty O'Toole.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Gets killed by Wint and Kidd to show that they're a dangereous act, just in case their murders in the opening didn't make it clear.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: The audience gets to know next to nothing about her before her death.
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.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the book he was Bond's ally.
- Grumpy Old Man: He sure is grumpy on and offstage, albeit there's little back-in-my-days traits on him, save for this quote:Shady Tree: [After Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd enter into his dressing room] Critics and materials I don't need! I haven't changed my act in 40 years!
- He Knows Too Much: He's killed by Wint and Kidd for being part of the diamond smuggling ring.
- Perpetual Frowner: He's frowning all the time during the film.
- Punch Clock Villain: He's simply doing a job he's getting paid for, even if that job just happens to be diamond smuggling.
- 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).