Characters: Quantum of Solace
Characters specific to Quantum of Solace
. For those in the entire film franchise
, see here
Camille Rivera Montes
Camille is a Bolivian agent of Russian descent who is seeking revenge for the murder of her family (her father was Medrano's political opponent). She first meets Bond in Haiti where she has her own agenda in killing Medrano, due to the fact that he killed her family when she was only a little girl (he shot her father in the head, then raped her mother and older sister before strangling them to death). She seduced Dominic Greene as a way to get to Medrano, but it didn't work. At first she clashes with Bond, but soon begins to realize he is the only one she can trust. They then team up and go after Greene and Medrano.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Zig-zagged. Camille does have a nasty burn scar from when she was a kid, but it is on her back and thus concealed by clothing for most of the movie. On the other hand, an ongoing theme of the film is psychological scars.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Bond.
- Girl of the Week: Deliberately averted. All Camille gives to Bond is a quick peck before apparently leaving him forever.
- Primal Fear: Pyrophobia in her case. From her conversation with Bond, we learn that she got the burn mark on her upper back from the fire in her family's household that was caused by Medrano, it is likely the source of her pyrophobia. Also notable is the fact that she and bond are more comrades in arms/friends
Played by: Mathieu Amalric
Dominic Greene is the main villain of the film, and is part of the Quantum organization
. Greene runs a business organization called Greene Planet, which is supposedly devoted to buying up large sums of land for ecological preservation. This, however, is a front for his real plan, to control various commodities such as oil and water, the latter having to do with his current plot in Bolivia.
Director Marc Forster rejected any Evil Is Hammy
traits for the character to emphasise the hidden and secret nature of the film's contemporary villains.
- Death by Irony: Greene deprives Bolivian people of water and drowns Strawberry Fields in crude oil, so Bond leaves him in the desert with only a can of oil to drink.
- Villainous Breakdown: In the final fight his plans explode around his ears, he goes insane, trying to chop Bond to little pieces using an axe while making sounds more appropriately shrieked by demonic monkeys. His fury gets the better of him when he axes himself in the foot.
- You Have Failed Me: He is executed offscreen by Quantum agents.
Played by: Joaquín Cosío
An exiled Bolivian general that Greene is helping to overthrow his government in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert. He murdered Camille's family when he was a dictator.
- Attempted Rape: In the climax, Medrano attempts to rape some hotel waitress, before Camille enters the room and proceeds to send him to Hell. Especially significant due to what happened to Camille's mother and older sister.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Pay attention to his fight with Camille. He is kicking her ass.
- Banana Republic: He was once in command of one. Now he wants to re-establish it.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Views himself as Domonic Greene's equal partner, but Greene basically tells Medrano that he'll be a Puppet President once they put him in power, and if he doesn't like it, Greene's partners will simply have him killed and put another guy in his place (maybe even his own bodyguard). Medrano is seriously annoyed, but reluctantly concedes.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: Medrano has no problem with Quantum engineering a drought in his own country if it means that he will be the next dictator of it. He is much more annoyed when he finds out that he'll basically be a puppet and will further have to essentially hand over Bolivia's entire water supply to Quantum, but he decides its worth the price anyway. Granted, the threat of a bullet to the back of his head probably helped there.
- Karmic Death: Died at the hands of the daughter and sister of two of his victims.
Played by: Jesper Christensen
Bond captured him at the end of Casino Royale
. He manages to escape his interrogation by M in Siena. He is later seen attending a Quantum meeting set in the middle of a representation of Tosca
at the festival of Bregenz, Austria.
Played by: Giancarlo Giannini
Mathis, now retired in Italy, has been cleared by MI6
for his involvement with Le Chiffre and MI6
bought him a villa on Lake Como. Bond, now a fugitive, returns to him and convinces him to help him track down Dominic Greene in Bolivia.
- Code Name: "René Mathis" is not his real name.
- Punk in the Trunk: He is beaten by the Bolivian police and placed in his own car trunk in order to frame Bond.
She is an MI6
agent who works at the British consulate in Bolivia. She is tasked to force Bond to return to the UK immediately; nonetheless, Bond soon seduces her before they attend a party Greene holds that night. There, she helps Bond escape by causing Elvis to fall down the stairs.
- Drop Dead Gorgeous: She is drowned in oil by Quantum agents, and her oil-covered body is laid on Bond's bed, a callback to Jill Masterson's fate in Goldfinger.
- Girl of the Week: Deconstructed. Since she shows that Bond's cold manipulation of the people around him can actually ruin or end their lives.
Played by: Anatole Taubman
Dominic Greene's friend and second in command.
Played by: Fernando Guillen Cuervo
The Colonel of Bolivian Police, the chief of all police forces, and the contact of René Mathis in Bolivia. Mathis doesn't know that Carlos is in league with Medrano. Carlos has Mathis beaten by his men and places him in his own car trunk, setting a trap for Bond.
Played by: Glenn Foster
A senior MI6
agent and M's personal bodyguard for five years, while secretly working for Quantum. He tries to kill M while she's interrogating Mr. White in Siena, allowing the latter to escape in the confusion. He is shot by Bond after a furious chase in the undergrounds and on the roofs of Siena during the Palio.
Played by: Simon Kassianides
Vesper Lynd's Algerian lover, who secretly works for Quantum. He seduces high-ranking women with valuable connections, getting them to give up government assets as ransom for himself in fake kidnappings where he is supposedly held hostage. He was believed to be dead at the end of Casino Royale
. Bond confronts him in Kazan (Russia) at the end of Quantum of Solace
, and opts to capture him alive to be interrogated by the MI6
instead of killing him out of revenge for Vesper's death. His fate is unknown after that point.
- Honey Trap: His modus operandi. He seduces female secret agents and obtains informations from them once they're deeply in love with him.
- Memento MacGuffin: The Algerian love knot he offers to all the women he seduces. Bond shows Vesper's to Corrine Veneau (a Canadian agent and Kabira's next prey), which prompts her to exit.
Played by: Stana Katic
A Canadian intelligence operative and Yusef's latest target. Surprising them in Yusef's apartment, Bond holds Yusef at gunpoint. He tells Corinne about Vesper and advises her to alert the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to the leak. She brusquely exits, leaving the two men alone.