- Silva was a high-ranking field agent, possibly even a 00. Most fans are stunned when you point out that none of this is explicitly mentioned in the film. They take his Not So Different speech very literally. But aside from firing a gun a few times and lobbing a couple of grenades, nothing he does in the film suggests the sort of rough-and-tumble, life-on-the-line sort of career as Bond.
Common Fanfic Tropes
- Stockholm Syndrome — a convenient way to keep Silva evil while also getting Bond into his bed.