Characters: The World Is Not Enough
Characters specific to The World Is Not Enough. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.
Played by: Sophie MarceauThe daughter and heir of an oil magnate, she was once kidnapped for ransom by Renard. She is under the protection of MI6 after her father's assassination. It turns out she fell victim to Stockholm Syndrome to the point of joining Renard's side.
- Big Bad
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Renard.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Her time in captivity caused Elektra to become a victim of Stockholm Syndrome
- Broken Bird
- The Chessmaster
- The Dark Chick
- Dark Secret
- Erotic Asphyxiation: She enjoys torturing Bond with her neck-breaking chair
- Expy: While not as blatant as Max Zorin, Elektra's plan to use Renard to nuke Istanbul in order to make her the sole transporter of oil to the west once again recalls the plot of Goldfinger. Interestingly, Elektra also has an ally capable of resisting pain with Renard, just like Goldfinger did with Oddjob, though Renard plays more of a key role in comparison.
- Fake Nationality: Sophie Marceau is French while Elektra is of mixed British and Azeri descent.
- Femme Fatale
- Genre Savvy: After shooting Zukovsky, she does think to kick his submachine gun away from him in case he's still alive. Unfortunately, she isn't genre savvy enough to think about relinquishing his cane with the fairly-visible safety mechanism on the handle
- Honey Trap
- Manipulative Bastard
- Meaningful Name: See Oedipus Complex.
- Ms. Fanservice: And HOW!
- Non-Action Big Bad
- Oedipus Complex: Electra Complex, rather. Literally. Although Electra hated her father rather than being attracted to him. This also plays into her relationship with Renard, even though he's not much older: watch the positively girlish way that she runs to the window to see him arriving, flings herself into his arms when he enters, then leads him off to present the captive M to him as a gift
- Red Right Hand: Elektra has a missing right earlobe, which she hides with a large earring. She actually mutilated it herself.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful!: Utterly convinced that no one will ever suspect her of wrongdoing, even in the case of blatant terrorism.
- She's Got Legs: When she's lying naked on the bed, Renard rubs her thigh up and down, and her outfit in the scene where she tortures Bond.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Somewhat justified given Elektra's character
- Walking Spoiler: Well, with all those spoiler tags, she isn't likely to just be the Girl of the Week, is she?
- You Wouldn't Shoot Me: You'd miss. Nope.
Victor "Renard" Zokas
Played by: Robert CarlyleHe is a (formerly) Soviet terrorist, Elektra's kidnapper and her father's killer. He is also her lover. He has an almost superhuman invulnerability to the feeling of pain due to a bullet lodged in his brain from a failed assassination attempt on his life by MI6.
- Artistic License – Biology: Even if that bullet in Renard's head could suppress his ability to feel pain (more than likely he'd be comatose), that does NOT simply grant him immunity from any damage. In the scene where he picks up the burning rock, his hand would still have had the skin burned off, just like Davidov (while Davidov's hand is totally bandaged in his next scene, Renard's hand remains unmarked for the rest of the film).
- Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: Renard is also known as "Renard the Anarchist", but he espouses no anarchist philosophy. Instead, his career as a terrorist has been spent blowing things up For the Evulz. And by the time of the movie, for love.
- Disability Superpower: His bullet wound is killing off his senses and will actually kill him eventually, but in the meantime it's effectively given him super-human stamina.
- Meaningful Name: "Renard" means "Fox" in French.
- Red Right Hand: A bullet in his forehead that gives him superhuman endurance to pain.
Dr. Christmas Jones
Played by: Denise RichardsAn American nuclear physicist working in Russia to dismantle nuclear warheads.
- Embarrassing First Name: Which lends itself to the singularly most cringeworthy pun in the franchise's history.
- Hollywood Nerd: You have Denise Richards, a former fashion model, play a nuclear physicist.
- Hot Scientist: She wears a tank-top and hot pants around a nuclear testing silo, and is apparently a brilliant physicist.
- Never Heard That One Before: Subverted: Jones tells Bond at their first meeting that she doesn't want him to make any jokes about her name, but he mentions that he doesn't "know any doctor jokes".
Played by: John CleeseQ's assistant. See also Q's character sheet here.
- Butt Monkey: Often the butt of Q's jokes and experiments.
- Passing the Torch: Becomes the new Q in Die Another Day after Desmond Llewelyn's retirement in The World Is Not Enough.
Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky
Played by: Robbie ColtraneThe Russian gangster who previously appeared in Goldeneye. He has made a fortune in caviar. Elektra made a secret deal with him in order to get the submarine captained by his nephew, Nikolai.
- Big Damn Heroes: He saves Bond at literally the last moment from Elektra's strangulation chair.
- Butt Monkey: At one point, he nearly drowns in a vat of his own caviar.
- The Mafiya: He's still in the business, but made a fortune in caviar, so he holds court in a luxurious casino in Baku, rather than the dingy St. Petersburg nightclub from GoldenEye.
- Moscow Centre: He was once a KGB agent.
- Unscrupulous Hero: By the time of The World Is Not Enough, Valentin is completely on Bond's side even before learning that the villains of the movie have murdered his nephew, but he's still a ruthless gangster.
Played by: GoldieZukovsky's traitorous gold-toothed bodyguard.