Characters / Octopussy

Characters specific to Octopussy. For those in the entire James Bond film franchise, see here.

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" I don't have a country, no price on my head. I don't have to answer to you, a paid assassin, for what I am."
Played by: Maud Adams

A mysterious woman living on an island near Delhi with her Amazon Brigade. She made her wealth in jewels smuggling. Kamal Khan manipulates her in order to smuggle jewels out of USSR and uses her circus to hide a nuclear bomb and detonate it once the circus gets close to a NATO base in West Germany.

  • Girl of the Week: The main Bond Girl of this film.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When she discovers that Kamal swapped the jewelry treasure with a nuclear bomb that nearly blew her and an entire base of innocent people up to let Russia into the West, she immediately joins MI6 in confronting Kamal.
  • Lady of War: During the final battle, she briefly fights mooks with a talwar.
  • May-December Romance: Notable as being one of the very few late Moore-era Bond girls to downplay this trope (though she is still 18 years younger than Roger Moore). At age 38 at the time of the filming, she is the third oldest Bond girl Bond had ever met in a movie.
  • Meaningful Name: Her father loved studying octopuses. And she keeps a venomous blue-ringed octopus as a pet in an aquarium.
  • Mysterious Woman: Very much especially during the films first half.
  • You Killed My Father: Subverted. She is actually grateful to Bond for allowing her father to commit suicide, as it saved her father the shame of a military trial (Bond was tasked with arresting him).

     Kamal Khan
"You seem to have this nasty habit of surviving."
Played by: Louis Jourdan

An Afghan prince who allied himself with Orlov and manipulates Octopussy for his scheme.

"The Englishman has escaped!"
Played by: Kabir Bedi

Kamal Khan's gigantic Sikh bodyguard and main henchman.

     General Orlov
"The West is decadent and divided!"
Played by: Steven Berkoff

A mad Soviet general who wants to conquer Western Europe with the help of Kamal Khan.

"No problem, this is a company car!"
Played by: Vijay Amritraj

A MI6 operative and ally of Bond in India. While Sadruddin is knowledgeable, it is Vijay who is the field agent and provides the most assistance to Bond.

Played by: Albert Moses

When Bond arrives in India, Vijay takes him to his boss - Sadruddin, who then escorts Bond to his hotel, pointing out Kamal Khan's palace on the way. He appears in a couple of other scenes throughout the early parts of the film. The first is when he watches Kamal Khan playing backgammon, and then later at Q’s laboratory where he informs Bond about Octopussy’s floating palace. Working as head of Station I, Sadruddin merely acts as a point of contact for Bond.

"He suggests a trade. The egg for your life."
Played by: Kristina Wayborn

Octopussy and Kamal Khan's main henchwoman and circus director. She helps Kamal Khan to retrieve the Fabergé egg but ends up fighting on Bond's side after the nuclear bomb disposal.

  • Heel–Face Turn: Initially Magda is one of Kamal Khan's villainous henchmen, but after he betrays her and Octopussy, she joins Bond against him.
  • Honey Trap: Does one to Bond in order to steal the Fabergé Egg.
  • Lady of War: In the climax.
  • Only One Name: She is only referred to by her first name, Magda.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Averted. Magda 1) is a major character, 2) whom Bond first meets on the mission, 3) and has sex with, 4) but she's not the main Bond girl. These 4 traits combined would normally spell death for a character, but Magda lives, thanks to her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Stage Magician: As Octopussy's circus director, she does some tricks to the officials who attend the show.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Belly Dancer outfit in the climatic battle.
  • Supporting Leader: In the climax battle.
  • The Vamp: Despite not being completely evil, while working for Khan, Magda seduces Bond so that she may steal the Faberge Egg.

     Mischka and Grischka
"And this...for my brother!"
Played by: David Meyer and Anthony Meyer

Kamal Khan and Orlov's Russian knife-throwing twin henchmen, who work undercover in Octopussy's circus. They killed 009 at the beginning of the film.

Played by: Andy Bradford

A 00 agent who investigated Orlov's jewels smuggling network in Octopussy's circus using a clown disguise. He was chased by Mischka and Grischka and fatally wounded by Grischka's throwing knife at the beginning of the film. Had just enough time to bring a stolen Fabergé egg to the British ambassador in Germany before succumbing, kicking off the plot.