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Characters specific to the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. For those in the entire film franchise, see [[Characters/JamesBond here]].

[[folder:Wai Lin]]
!!Wai Lin
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Still interested in hostile takeovers?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MichelleYeoh

A Chinese agent sent by her government to investigate what is going on between Elliot Carver and a general of the People's Liberation Army. Wai Lin and Bond find themselves forced to work together when both figure out the truth behind Carver's media empire.
* ActionGirl: A very capable agent who's as skilled with gunplay and espionage as she is at kung-fu. Did we mention she's played by Michelle Yeoh?
* BadassInDistress: In the climax, after Stamper gets the drop on her and chains her up underwater.
* ColonelBadass: Her rank, as revealed near the end of the film.
* DistaffCounterpart: In a line of Bond "equals", she's possibly the most effective, spending much of the film equaling or even beating Bond at his own game, and even having her own room full of Q-esque gadgets.
* EnemyMine: With Bond. Lampshaded by her line of how "every now and then you [have to] work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power."
* GirlOfTheWeek: The main Bond girl of the film. They planned on bringing her back for a small role in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' (the role that the Mr. Chang character fills in the final film), but it never came to be.
* GunFu: She gets several fight scenes in which she displays this.
* GunsAkimbo: In the final assault on Carver's ship, [=MP5s=] akimbo, even doing Creator/ChuckNorris justice.
* HotScoop: Her cover at Carver's CMGN launch party. It works even better than Bond's, with Carver even saying he might give her a job behind a news desk.
* KungFuFighting: She's played by Michelle Yeoh, so this is a given. She gets her own fight with a bunch of thugs to demonstrate her skills, even doing a flip off a wall.
* SpyCatsuit: Her uniform during several scenes, like when she meets Bond while he's stealing the GPS encoder, and the final assault on Carver's ship.
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Most of her and Bond's alliance of convenience is marked by incredible amounts of bickering.
* WhenHarryMetSvetlana: Her exchange with Bond about "[getting] to work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power" is even the current quote at the top of the trope's page.

[[folder:Elliot Carver]]
!!Elliot Carver
[[caption-width-right:297:''"Welcome to my world crisis, Mr. Bond!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JonathanPryce

An international media baron who plans to provoke a global war in order to boost the sales and ratings of his news network.
* BigBad: The main villain of the film.
* BigNo: Does a lot of this [[spoiler: before he's chopped into pieces by his own drill]].
* CardCarryingVillain: "There's no news... like '''''bad''''' news!"
* CatchPhrase: He tends to say "Delicious!" when things go his way.
* TheChessmaster: His plan consists of leading Great Britain and China to war.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The ultimate example. As James Bond puts it, he forgot the most important role of media, which was to give the public what they want.
* DiabolicalMastermind: He uses his media empire to create tomorrow's headlines.
* EvilGloating: He likes to indulge in this. [[spoiler: It proves his downfall when Bond uses the distraction to get the upper hand]].
* EvilIsHammy: Really, with lines like "There's no news... like '''''bad''''' news!", and later mocking Wai Lin by making lots of karate moves and yelling "Hai!" all the while, he really wears his status as a Bond villain on his sleeve.
* EvilIsPetty: He's driving the world to possible World War... for ratings. [[DisproportionateRetribution And because China wouldn't give him broadcasting rights]].
** During the launch party in Hamburg, he laughs off rumors that he ran Mad Cow stories because a British beef magnate lost to him at poker and refused to pay up. Or that he took money from the French to keep the stories running.
* {{Expy}}: Of Blofeld in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Both have a plan to cause World War III between two countries; one from the East and another from the West, through incidents involving a government ship of some kind; kill a woman that is affiliated to them for [[YouHaveFailedMe having failed them]], and are stopped by Bond and a female Asian secret agent. At one point, Carver even wears a black Nehru jacket; a gray/beige Nehru jacket was one of Blofeld's {{Iconic Item}}s.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Almost always acts cheery and polite, even when he's holding someone at gunpoint, and especially when he's orchestrating disastrous events for his newspaper.
--> '''Carver:''' Good morning, my golden retrievers! What kind of havoc shall Carver Media Group create in the world today?
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Especially in the first scene where that's practically all we see of him... which is weird because we then see him in person clearly talking about the sinking of the ''Devonshire''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Killed by Bond with his own drill.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims Bond signed Paris's death warrant when Bond asked her to betray Elliot, when Elliot decided to kill her for having a tryst with Bond in the past... just as he sent her to get information out of Bond by seducing him.
* LargeHam: Carver really wears his status as a Bond villain on his sleeve.
* {{Laughably Evil}}: As mentioned in earlier examples, he has lots of humorous and hammy moments, and he is at least as comical as he is frightening, if not more so.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Said to be modelled on Robert Maxwell, but analysed as a satire on Rupert Murdoch.
* NonActionBigBad: Lets his henchmen do the dirty work for him. The closest he gets to actually fighting Bond one-on-one is when he has him at gunpoint near the end, and once Bond disarms him, he's a complete pushover. Interestingly, his video game counterpart averts this where he actually engages Bond in a shootout and is the game's FinalBoss.
* PlayingBothSides: His plan consists of leading Great Britain and China to war.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He makes exaggerated kung fu moves and noises to mock the chinese Wai Lin.
* PrecisionFStrike: "And Mr. Stamper, would you please ''kill'' those '''''bastards!?'''''"
* RagsToRiches: His backstory is elaborated on in a deleted scene and the novelization. He was the illegitimate son of a newspaper tycoon and was dumped on a Chinese family in Hong Kong. He started working at a rag, and eventually founded a number of papers that eventually drove his father into bankruptcy and suicide, but not before he got his father to leave everything to him in his will.
* TranquilFury: When he is shown the footage confirming that Paris is protecting a spy, he keeps himself well composed as he says "I think we should [[DeadlyEuphemism set an appointment for my wife with the doctor]]", but you can see the rage in his eyes. It's a stark contrast to his usual hamminess, bordering on OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Carver's media group's report of the attack of the ''Devonshire'' (already labeling it as a Chinese attack, no less) makes a lot of alarms in [=MI6=] go off, but no one does suspect that a media mogul like him had a direct hand in it, of course.
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: Does this to mock Wai Lin.
* YoureInsane: Bond tells him this after Carver shows him the newspaper headlines mentioning the impending conflict, which Carver shrugs off saying that "the distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

[[folder:Paris Carver]]
!!Paris Carver
[[caption-width-right:340:''"Tell me James, do you still sleep with a gun under your pillow?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/TeriHatcher

Elliot Carver's wife. She had a relation with Bond in the past, as shown by her reaction upon seeing him (slapping him).
* ArmorPiercingSlap: When Bond suddenly shows up four years later after abandoning her, she's not too happy to see him, and her response is to slap him in the face.
* CartwrightCurse: After abandoning her for four years because he felt his job was too dangerous for a real relationship, Bond finally reconnects with her, only for Carver to have her killed for aiding him. Bond is ''not'' pleased.
* DeadStarWalking: Despite her prominence in the advertising campaign, she gets very little screen time before being killed offscreen.
* DeathBySex: She's killed after having sex with Bond.
* DisposableWoman: Paris appears for three scenes at most before being killed by Carver for aiding Bond, which makes the whole affair personal for him.
* DressHitsFloor: Bond slips her dress off her shoulders, which then leads to a cut to a ToplessnessFromTheBack shot.
* MsFanservice: Especially when she loses her dress thanks to Bond.
* NewOldFlame: Apparently in addition to all the lovely ladies from his adventures, Bond has ex-girlfriends we haven't even ''seen''. Rumors have circulated she was intended to be an established character, possibly [[Film/GoldenEye Natalya Simonova]] or [[Film/DrNo Sylvia Trench]], but this was nixed due to fearing the bad reception that would come from killing either of them off.
* SacrificialLamb: Paris is presented as having had a close relationship with James Bond (and her actress had prominence in the advertising campaign), then three scenes later she is killed offscreen.
* ShesGotLegs: Her scene after having sex with Bond has her showing them off while she's adjusting her garter, which leads to...
* StockingFiller: She's shown adjusting her garter after having sex with Bond, accentuating her legs.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Or rather, laid out on the bed for Bond to find. Her death makes the whole affair rather personal for him.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Gives this view after Bond takes off her top.

!!Richard Stamper
[[caption-width-right:280:''"Dr. Kaufman's record was fifty-two hours. I'm hoping to break it."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Götz Otto

Elliot Carver's main henchman.
* AndThisIsFor: Pulls this on Bond in their final battle as he's beating him up.
-->'''Stamper:''' For Carver, ''[slams Bond against steel rafter]'' and for Kaufman, ''[slams Bond against another rafter before throwing him on the overhead]'' I owe you an unpleasant death, Mr. Bond!
* DeathGlare: He gives several of these during the course of the film.
* {{Determinator}}: Stamper shrugs off pretty much everything that Bond throws at him during their fight in the climax; it takes Bond trapping him in the firing mechanism of a ''missile'' to defeat him.
* TheDragon: To Carver, being his top enforcer and muscle.
* DragonTheirFeet: With Carver being a NonActionBigBad who is easily killed, Bond's true final battle is with a vengeful Stamper.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Dr. Kaufman was like a father for him.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When he guns down the survivors of the British frigate.
* {{Expy}}: As an imposing light-haired henchman, he's an obvious homage to [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove Red Grant]], in the tradition of [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Eric Kriegler]] and [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Necros]].
* FeelNoPain: In the original script, Stamper was to have a gimmick where he feels no pain. This detail is never brought up in the final film, but it's definitely there, as Stamper responds to Bond ''stabbing him in the chest'' with a mere sadistic, mocking grin. This trait would be used proper for Renard in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', but Stamper actually sells it better than Renard.
* MadeOfIron: He [[NoSell shrugs off Bond stabbing him twice in the space of a minute, once right in the chest!]]
* MeaningfulName: "Stamper" sure sounds a lot like "Stomper", and sure enough, he makes good of that name in his fight with Bond in the climax.
* OhCrap: At the end when Bond cuts himself free of the bullet-proof vest Stamper was holding him by, escaping and leaving Stamper trapped on the stealth boat 10 seconds before it self-destructs.
* TheStoic: Shows little to no emotion, even as he's gunning people down. It slips when he's fighting Bond, though.
* TakingYouWithMe: Tries to do this to Bond.
* TortureTechnician: Kaufman trained him in the many methods of torture, especially chakra torture, though he doesn't show them.

[[folder:Henry Gupta]]
!!Henry Gupta
[[caption-width-right:225:''"Ready to rock and ruin!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Ricky Jay

An American "techno-terrorist" in the employ of Elliot Carver. Intent on starting a war between the United Kingdom and China, Elliot Carver sends Henry Gupta to a terrorist arms bazaar to purchase an American military GPS encoder. Using this device, Gupta meacons the GPS signal and sends the British frigate HMS Devonshire off-course into Chinese-held waters in the South China Sea, where Carver's stealth ship sinks the frigate with a sea drill and steals one of its missiles.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a beard and is in the employ of the BigBad.
* BombThrowingAnarchists: It's mentioned he got his start in the terrorism industry as a counterculture radical in the '60s.
* TheCracker: Is described as a "techno-terrorist", which nowadays would be more commonly called a cyberterrorist.
* EvilGenius: He's the one with the knowledge about how the GPS encoder and the missile aimed at Beijing work.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Appears shocked by the ease with which Carver discusses hiring an assassin to kill his own wife.
* GenreSavvy: He sees through Bond's cover story with considerable ease.
* PornStash: When Bond breaks into his safe, he finds pornography and heroin.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: The film pretty much states that he sells his talents in terrorism to the highest bidder.
* WesternTerrorists: An American "techno-terrorist".
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After reporting to Carver than the missile aimed at Beijing is ready to fire, Carver pulls this almost word for word, quipping "Well, it seems you've outlived your contract!" before shooting him dead.

[[folder:Dr. Kaufman]]
!!Dr. Kaufman
[[caption-width-right:350:''"My art is in great demand, Mr. Bond."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/VincentSchiavelli

A professional assassin hired by Carver to kill both Bond and [[spoiler:Paris]], and retrieve the GPS encoder.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Pleads for Bond not to kill him, claiming that he's "just a professional doing a job". Too bad for him that Bond is, too.
* BaldOfEvil: A bald professional assassin.
* DeadlyDoctor: He uses his forensic medicine expertise to cover his tracks.
* DirtyCoward: Kaufman boasts about how he's going to kill Bond and then make it look like a suicide and get off scot-free, but Bond manages to subdue him and is pointing at him with his own gun, Kaufman beg for Bond not to kill him, claiming that he's "just a professional doing a job."
* EvilIsHammy: Schiavelli certainly went to town with the German accent.
-->'''Kaufman:''' Believe me, Mr. Bond, I could shoot you from Stuttgart ''und'' still create ''ze'' proper effect!
* EvilMentor: It's mentioned he taught Stamper in the art of torture.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's pretty polite, even as he's describing how he will frame Bond for a MurderSuicide.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He gets shot by Bond with his own gun.]]
* KarmicDeath: His original plan was to [[spoiler: kill Paris, kill Bond, and make it look like Bond killed Paris and then himself. Bond kills Kaufman and makes it look like ''he'' killed Paris and then himself]].
* MadDoctor: He uses his forensic medicine expertise to cover his tracks.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: He is particularly gifted at doing this, according to himself.
-->'''Kaufman:''' I am especially good at the celebrity overdose.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: His "legitimate" profession is a professor of forensic medicine, and as such prides himself on his ability to make a crime scene look exactly the way he wants it to.
* NothingPersonal:
-->'''Kaufman:''' Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!\\
'''Bond:''' [[TranquilFury Me]] [[PreMortemOneLiner too.]]
* ProfessionalKiller: He's one that uses his forensic medicine expertise to his advantage.
* PsychoForHire: He really seems to enjoy the opportunity that being both a killer ''and'' having knowledge of forensic medicine brings to him, plus noting that torture is a "hobby" for him. Later in the film, it's revealed that this included ''chakra torture''.
* SmugSnake: He speaks arrogantly about his abilities in his "work".
* SurroundedByIdiots: Exhibits this trope in regards [[spoiler: to the fact his underlings can't get the GPS encoder out of Bond's car]].
* TortureTechnician: He trained Stamper in the many methods of torture, especially chakra torture. He himself considers torture as a hobby, actually.

[[folder: Charles Robinson]]
See his character sheet [[Characters/JamesBondRecurringCharacters here]].

[[folder: Jack Wade]]
See his character sheet [[Characters/JamesBondRecurringCharacters here]].

[[folder:Inga Bergstorm]]
!!Inga Bergstorm
->'''Played by:''' Cecilie Thomsen

A Danish language professor at Oxford University who spends some intimate time with Bond. It is while being with her that Bond receives a phone call from Miss Moneypenny, informing him to report to office to be debriefed about the sinking of the Devonshire.
* BilingualBonus: Bond's brief flirting with her is actually in Danish, where she essentially praises him for his linguistic skills.
* HotTeacher: Well, she's a professor, but it still counts.
* ModestyBedsheet: While she and Bond make love, she's wrapped in a bedsheet.
* MsFanservice: She spends her entire appearance [[ModestyBedsheet wrapped in a bedsheet]].