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Characters: Die Another Day
Characters specific to Die Another Day. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.


Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson

Played by: Halle Berry

An NSA agent who joins Bond to fight Gustav Graves.

  • Shout-Out: Her first shot was based on Honey Rider emerging from the sea in Dr. No.


Colonel Tan-Sun Moon

Played by: Will Yun Lee

First major villain of Die Another Day, he appears in the prologue with an elaborate plot to usurp control of North Korea, then conquer South Korea and Japan.

  • Hypocrite: He sees Western culture as being beneath him. He also loves Western sports cars, has a Western girlfriend and changed his whole appearance to a Caucasian magnate to further his Evil Plan.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: Trains his taekwondo kicks on a punching bag. Said punching bag contains his anger therapist.
  • Majored in Western Hypocrisy: Trope Namer. He was Western-educated and claims to despise the West for dividing Korea, but he blatantly abuses foreign aid to finance a personal collection of sports cars and is extremely corrupt and dictatorial.
  • Renegade Russian: North Korean actually, but he fits the archetype exactly: high military leader of a post-Cold War regime who stages a coup against the current government to pursue his own plans for conquest.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Wants his father's approval. At first anyway.


Gustav Graves

Played by: Toby Stephens

The major villain of the film, Gustav Graves is a billionaire diamond magnate who seems to be interested in alleviating world hunger with his new solar satellite. What is his connection to Col. Moon? The answer is... They're the same man.

  • Foreshadowing: His sword duel with Bond is extremely vicious and rife with obvious personal loathing towards Bond on Graves's part. It's a clue that they've crossed paths once before.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Bond manages to defeat him by hitting a switch on the suit that shocks him before using the parachute Gustav had just put on himself to suck him into a turbine outside the plane.
  • Kill Sat: Part of his Evil Plan is to build a satellite than can destroy any targets he wants from orbit, including incoming missiles against the satellite.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: He loves fencing and has a rather vicious duel with Bond.
  • Not So Different: Gustav Graves uses it as a taunt to Bond.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Graves is notable as the only Bond Big Bad to be explicitly younger than James himself.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Kills his father after he tries to stop him.
    Gustav: You disappoint me, father.
  • Shock and Awe: Wears a protective electric suit in the climax of the movie which also doubles as (in his words) an ergonomical way to control the Icarus.
  • Suddenly Ethnicity: The Reveal comes as Graves and Zhao meet in Iceland.
  • That Man Is Dead: Inverted. His father, horrified with what his son has become, says that his son died when he fell into the waterfall.
  • Turbine Blender: He dies by getting sucked into one of his plane's turbine after Bond kicks him out of it.


Miranda Frost

Played by: Rosamund Pike

MI6 operative working on the Gustav Graves case with Bond. She was also an Olympic fencer.

  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Well the defrosting part is a subversion. She was faking it to get Bond's trust.
  • Evil Is Petty: Seriously, selling out your country...just because you came in second at the Olympics. Wow, just wow.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Jinx kills her, stabbing her in the the midsection through an "The Art of War" book and kicking the knife into her as the final blow. Doubly funny that their clash was a sword fight and when you remember that Frost did come in at second place in the Olympics.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her ice blue dress, with icicles-like tassels.
  • Pretty in Mink: Has a fur scarf, a fur trimmed coat, and her white fur wrap Would be Fur and Loathing, except she wears a few furs before the reveal, and they seem to be fake anyway.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Her name, and the style of her ice dress.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: She got a silver medal for fencing, but was awarded gold after the previous winner OD'ed on steroids which was planted by Graves's people, thus effectively buying Miranda's loyalty. Thus this trope comes into play, in that she would turn on her country rather than accept second place.


Zao

Played by: Rick Yune

Colonel Moon's right hand man.

  • Red Right Hand: First, the diamonds encrusted on his face and secondly, his uncanny valley look after the botched gene alteration process.


Mr. Kil

Played by: Lawrence Makoare

A henchman of Gustav Graves. He attempts to kill Jinx using lasers in a secret diamond cutting room, but Bond manages to save her in time.

  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: To the point where it's actually funny instead of scary. His real, given name is apparently Kill. Wryly lampshaded by Bond during his intro.


Verity

Played by: Madonna

A fencing teacher. She introduces Bond to Miranda Frost and Gustav Graves.


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