Film / The Man with the Golden Gun
No one can catch him, no hitman can match him...

Bond: Who would want to put a contract out on me?
M: Jealous husbands, outraged chefs, humiliated tailors. The list is endless!

The one with...erm...uh...yeah. Also, Christopher Lee drives a flying car.

The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth spy film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as the MI6 agent James Bond. A loose adaptation of Ian Fleming's novel of same name, the film has Bond sent after the Solex Agitator, a device that can harness the power of the sun, while facing the assassin Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), the "Man with the Golden Gun." The action culminates in a duel between them that settles the fate of the Solex.

This was the first Bond movie allowed to be screened in the Kremlin, where a Russian official told Cubby Broccoli that the KGB clearly didn't train Scaramanga very well. Possibly because there is only one mention of them in the entire movie. (Red China, on the other hand ...) It's also the last film that producer Harry Saltzman worked on.

This film contains examples of:

  • Accidental Kidnapping: Goodnight leans into the trunk to plant the tracking device out of sight. Scaramanga shoves her the rest of the way and decides to take her along.
  • Action Girl: In a delightful subversion of the Faux Action Girl trope, two karate-kicking schoolgirls save Bond from a gang of mooks while he looks on in appreciation.
  • Action Prologue: Par for the course, but this time focused on Scaramanga and not Bond himself. Scaramanga is seen duelling with a mafia hitman hired by Knick Knack to keep his skills sharp.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: Mary Goodnight goes from a competent assistant to Bond in the novel to a classic Dumb Blonde who repeatedly screws things up for him in the movie.
  • Adapted Out: Felix Leiter is in the book, but for some reason is completely absent from the film and wouldn't appear until The Living Daylights. This is the opposite of Dr. No.
  • Affably Evil: Scaramanga. Nick Nack is also quite cheerful, courteous and pleasant.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: The Bangkok police actually used left hand drive AMC Matadors when the film was made.
  • Antagonist Title: Scaramanga of course.
  • Artistic License Physics: A 95% efficient solar cell is still way outside the reach of science, even decades after this movie was made. To put things in perspective, early 21st century solar cells achieve around 25% efficiency. Assuming the technology was released in the Bond universe after the events of this movie, it would have, as stated in the movie, ended the energy crisis, but to such an extent that it would have put every other kind of energy out of business practically overnight.
  • Artistic License Gun Safety: The Walther PPK in the hands of the Bond dummy, assuming it is real and the one Bond uses after he drops his own one, appears to be loaded.
    • Given that the room is essentially a training course where Nick Nack hires assassins to kill Scaramanga, it's plausible they'd provide extra weapons for a smart assassin in order to increase the challenge for Scaramanga
  • Asian Drivers: For the most part averted, but one driver in the car chase through Bangkok is so distracted cursing out Scaramanga that he drives his car onto a fruit cart and crashes into another car.
  • Auction of Evil: Though only if you consider multinational power companies evil. Scaramanga intends to sell the secret of the Solex Agitator to the highest bidder, granting them a monopoly. Or he'll take money from the Arab oil companies to keep solar power off the market.
  • Badass Driver: Bond, who performs a whole manner of (very real) stunts in the car chase. Scaramanga too, for that matter (in fact, Christopher Lee was credited as a stunt driver).
  • Ballistic Discount: Bond questions a gunsmith about a custom bullet he made by, in part, threatening to shoot him with a rifle the man is making for a customer who has lost 2 fingers on his right hand and needs something custom balanced. Apparently, the rifle fires an inch below the target for people with 5 fingers. Bond proves this by shooting at, and missing, the gunsmith's wedding tackle.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: Bond attempts to masquerade as the villain, Scaramanga, to a Thai entrepreneur — by actually pasting a third nipple on himself and hanging out proudly by the pool. He's gambling on the idea that that the entrepreneur and Scaramanga have never actually met in person, and that the entrepreneur would only know Scaramanga by his identifying physical oddity. The plan actually works but then Bond gets found out and used for practice by a Thai krabi krabong school. Turns out, Scaramanga was watching the whole time, and the businessman knew perfectly well Bond was a fake.
  • Berserk Button: Unless you're another girl, never cockblock James. Nick Nack learned that the hard way.
  • Betty and Veronica: Goodnight and Andrea.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: Scaramanga's gun. It's made of a lighter, a cigarette box, a pen, and a cufflink.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: The eponymous Golden Gun.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity:
    • Bond takes up Hai Fat's invitation to join him for dinner in his mansion while pretending to be Scaramanga, not knowing that the real Scaramanga had already gotten in touch with the guy. When he arrives there late at night, he's incapacitated by some guards in an ambush. As they're about to kill him, Hai Fat forbids them from doing so because he doesn't want Bond killed in his home. They'll just take him somewhere else to finish him off right? Nope. Hai Fat has Bond placed in a krabi krabong school to...get beaten up? Maybe? Scaramanga rightfully ridicules Hai Fat's thinking before killing him.
    • Justifiably invoked by Scaramanga late in the film; he freely admits that he could have used his solar-powered laser to blow up Bond's plane before he even landed on the island, but chose not to do so because of how unsatisfying it would be.
  • Brick Joke: The kid trying to hawk the wooden elephant to Mrs. Pepper, who's not paying any attention. When she gets off the boat, she rushes off to buy one.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Hai Fat is stupid enough to tell Scaramanga that he's just a lackey.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: Bond makes a point of complimenting his skills while impersonating Scaramanga.
  • Butt-Monkey: Sheriff J.W. Pepper.
  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: Andrea pulls a gun on Bond when he walks in on her in the shower.
  • The Cavalry: Lt. Hip and his nieces, who show up Just in Time to save Bond from Hi Fat's minions. This results in a Crowning Moment of Funny when they accidentally drive off without him!
  • Chekhov's Dummy: The mannequin of Bond seen in Scaramanga's funhouse during the cold opening comes in handy during the final confrontation.
  • Closet Shuffle: Bond forces Goodnight to hide in a closet when he is visited by Andrea. She falls asleep there, and is quite dismayed when she finds out that she spent two hours there.
  • Collapsing Lair: Scaramanga's hideout, when the helium's temperature rises too high.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Bond in the dojo. Bond and Nick Nack on the junk.
  • Convection Shmonvection:
    • We're told that the beam of concentrated sunlight, which goes through open air with no isolation from the machine's operator, heats up to 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Bond later has it lit up a few centimetres from his face.
    • Downplayed when Bond is clearly shielding his face and in considerable discomfort from being so close to the beam. He really should be bursting into flames from his proximity to that much heat, but it's notable that he's affected by it as much as he is.
  • Cool Plane: The Republic RC-3 SeaBee seaplane which Bond uses to fly to the Supervillain Lair, donated by a wealthy American James Bond fan (though only on the condition he fly it himself. Which he did, all the way from the United States to Thailand).
  • Counting Bullets: While Bond wanders through Scaramanga's funhouse, Nick Nack taunts him over the PA by saying "You only have three bullets left!"
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Scaramanga, whose only companion as a child was an elephant from his father's circus that was killed by a trigger-happy handler.
  • Deadpan Snarker: J.W. Pepper, of all people, during the car chase.
  • Death by Sex: Andrea Anders gets killed in public - with no one noticing - after having sex with Bond.
  • Death Course: Scaramanga's funhouse.
  • Death Ray: One of the few supervillain tropes in this movie.
    Scaramanga: Now that's what I call solar power.
    Bond: That's what I call trouble.
    • It "realistically" fires an invisible laser beam, but this only occurred because the special effects team didn't have the money to make the "golden beam of laser light" the script called for.
  • Defictionalisation: The Bottoms Up strip club kept the same interior used in the film until it closed in 2004. The island which is Scaramanga's hideout (Ko Tapu or Nail Island) was virtually unknown to outsiders — it's now called James Bond Island and is an overcrowded tourist attraction (much to the annoyance of Christopher Lee when he took his wife there). Longtail boats are also referred to as "James Bond boats" in Thai tourist advertisements.
  • Deliberately Jumping the Gun: James Bond is kidnapped by Hai Fat and taken to a martial arts school, where he is forced to fight the students. In a formal combat like this the opponents are supposed to bow to each other first. While Bond's opponent is bowing to him, Bond takes him out with a surprise attack.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: J.W. Pepper, upon being re-united with Bond.
    J.W.: I know you! You're that secret agent! That English secret agent from England!
  • Depraved Dwarf: Downplayed with Nick Nack. He's Affably Evil at all times, but he does work for a renowned contract killer, and does not hesitate to try and kill others when he feels like it.
  • Do a Barrel Roll:
    • Bond jumping with a car on a destroyed bridge. Yes, it was real; and yes, the producers had the guts to add a Narmy slide whistle! note 
    J.W.: "You're not thinkin' o'—"
    • Also, the first time a stunt was computer-simulated before in order to get it right.
    • Performed by American Thrill Show stunt drivers, and done in their shows for years after.
    • In the DVD's commentary, the director admitted that after the years he had come to regret adding the slide whistle.
  • Double-Meaning Title: Scaramanga points out that in addition to having a weapon made of gold, after the solar-powered beam is shot "You must admit I am now undeniably the Man with the Golden Gun."
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Scaramanga. Hai Fat refers to him as his "junior partner", and Fat is the one who is actually after the MacGuffin, has most of the Mooks, and his company paid for and built Scaramanga's evil lair. But there's a reason he's not the title character.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Nick Nack, pissed off that Scaramanga's base blew up (since it was to be his after his death), attacks Bond and Goodnight as they make their way back to civilization on the junk.
  • Due To The Death: After murdering Hai Fat, Scaramanga is courteous enough to honour his wishes by having his body placed in the mausoleum he loved.
  • Duel to the Death: Between Bond and Scaramanga.
  • Dumb Blonde: Mary Goodnight, the most blatant example in the whole Bond series. Especially bad, considering she's supposed to be a trained agent herself (albeit in the Foreign Service, but still...). In the original novel, she was actually Bond's secretary, who wouldn't be expected to have field training. This lack of training apparently came through.
  • Evil Counterpart: Scaramanga is essentially Bond if he were a freelance killer with fewer scruples. Like Bond, he also has his own Cool Car.
  • Evil Laugh: One of the features of the funhouse is a recording of a deranged version of this.
  • Evil Pays Better: This is part of Scaramanga's Not So Different speech to Bond, to illustrate the one difference between the two men as Scaramanga sees it. He can afford to live on an island paradise because he gets paid a million dollars per assassination contract, while Bond, as Scaramanga puts it, "work(s) for peanuts, a hearty 'well done' from Her Majesty the Queen and a pittance of a pension".
  • Fan Disservice: Sheriff J.W. Pepper. And Scaramanga showing his Triple Nipple.
  • Fanservice:
    • The scene where Mary Goodnight's bikini-clad butt keeps knocking against the Big Red Button activating the killer laser. Sure, it's a Crowning Moment of Stupid, but who's going to argue with a tight close-up of Britt Ekland's booty?
    • Were it not for the ripples of the water in the pool, Chu-Mi's one appearance would constitute full-frontal nudity.
  • Flying Car: A Truth in Television example (though apparently without the range cited in the movie)
  • Gilded Cage: Scaramanga's mistress has a luxurious life on his secret island, but she is virtually his prisoner. Also, Scaramanga doesn't restrain Goodnight in any way, reasoning that there's no way for her to leave the island anyway, so there's no harm in letting her go where she pleases. (Boy, how wrong he was...)
  • Going Commando: Bond encounters Chu-Mi, a beautiful Thai girl swimming in Hai Fats' pool, who invites him to join her.
    Bond: I don't have any swimming trunks.
    Chu-Mi: Neither do I.
  • Going Critical: Notably averted. There's a sign in Scaramanga's lair that reads "Absolute zero must be maintained to avoid prompt criticality." When Goodnight pushes Scaramanga's technician into the liquid helium, it leads to the whole base blowing up.
  • Good Is Dumb: Mary Goodnight.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: In a Call-Back to Diamonds Are Forever, Scaramanga forces Mary Goodnight to wear a bikini - a rare justification, it's so she can't have concealed weapons, a legitimate concern as Goodnight is (at least supposed to be) a trained agent. The psychological effect of forcing her to be almost totally naked in the midst of her enemies, enhancing her sense of vulnerability, would probably be a good reason as well.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Bond stops a sumo wrestler's Bear Hug by tightening his jockstrap.
    • Two young karate-kicking Asian schoolgirls aid Bond from within a fight against a couple of mooks and near the end of the battle, one of the mooks gets kicked in the balls from behind by one of the schoolgirls, which causes Bond to be most impressed by it.
  • Hall of Mirrors: Scaramanga's funhouse.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Scaramanga's golden pistol is constructed from what appears to be an ordinary gold cigarette case and lighter, a gold pen, and a cufflink, thus enabling him to take it out and assemble it in full view of his victim without them realising what he's doing until it's too late.
  • Holiday in Cambodia: A third or more of the movie takes place in Thailand.
  • Hollywood Police Driving Academy: One of the police cars pursuing Bond crashes into the wrecked car, after swerving and skidding sideways, instead of simply moving over to the right.
  • Hollywood Silencer: Notably averted in the opening scene, where the gangster assassin's silenced weapon is still quite loud, although that might just be a foley goof.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Scaramanga's technician caresses Goodnight very suggestively while Scaramanga and Bond have their duel.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Scaramanga likes to hunt at the beginning and the end of the film.
  • I'll Kill You!: Nick Nack to Bond, during their fight at the end.
  • IKEA Weaponry: Scaramanga keeps his gun disassembled to pass it safely through customs.
  • Improvised Weapon
    • In the fight at Saida's room, a chair, a spray can, a bottle and lastly a mirror are used to hurt a human being.
    • Bond wards off Fat's mooks with the prop of a longtail boat.
  • In-Name-Only: The plot of the book and the film are fairly far off. In the book Bond goes to only one place (Jamaica), Scaramanga isn't the Big Bad type he is in the film and the Solex Agitator isn't even a part of it.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Hai Fat coughs briefly after he's shot.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Scaramanga's gun fires a 4.2mm bullet. A caliber that small (.165) has no stopping power to speak of unless you hit a point guaranteed to be an instant kill, which he always does.
  • Jerkass: Inflicted upon Bond by the studio, in an effort to counteract Roger Moore's natural urbanity. Bond is infamously a total asshole throughout this film, threatening to break a woman's arm, slapping said woman, threatening to blow off a guy's testicles, and later pushing a kid salesman ("bloody tourist!") into a rapid stream during a boat chase. Having sex with Anders while Goodnight, who he was just about to have sex with, is hiding in the closet. And then she still has sex with Bond at the end! This could be viewed as reversing the changes of previous movies, as the Bond of the books started off as a much more ruthless, cold-blooded and racist Jerk Ass than is generally portrayed (at least up until the second Casino Royale (2006). Or Licence to Kill, anyway), plus the undeniable fact that this is exactly how a real life agent would behave - you don't get to save the world without, at the very least, threatening violence. And keep in mind though that in this one, he also has a target on his back from the beginning, so like most other people who are being threatened, he's understandably willing to go to extreme lengths to save his hide. Of course, it still doesn't justify everything he does, but it's got to play a part in some of his actions.
  • Just Between You and Me: After Bond and Scaramanga finally meet, Scarmanaga shows him around his island and explains his operation, concentrating on the solar energy collection setup.
  • Kidnapped by an Ally: Bond doesn't find out that Hip is an ally until well after being arrested by him.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: Scaramanga has a warped relationship with his diminutive manservant Nick-Nack; in the event of his death, Nick-Nack inherits everything... in return for Nick-Nack actually trying to kill him by hiring the best assassins in the world for Scaramanga to pit his skills against.
  • Klingon Promotion: Scaramanga takes over Hai Fat's business corporation this way, by shooting him with his Golden Gun and steals the Solex Agitator as well. An assistant to Hai Fat arrives shortly after Scaramanga kills Hai Fat. Scaramanga then leaves Hai Fat's office and makes a Bond One-Liner of his own:
    Assistant: What happened?
    Scaramanga: Mr. Fat has just resigned. I'm the new chairman of the board.
    (after exiting the office)
    Scaramanga: He always did like that mausoleum. Put him in it!
  • Land of Dragons: Two different locales, actually, none of them the mainland. The first is Hong Kong, the second is Scaramanga's island lair, somewhere in the Chinese-controlled part of the South China Sea.
  • Legendary in the Sequel: Scaramanga wishes to fight James Bond because of his reputation as the best.
  • Lighter and Softer: Easily one of the most jarring examples of this in the series, with the film's over-reliance on comedy regularly earning it scorn from many longtime Bond fans.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Averted. Scaramanga's death has no impact on the collapse of his lair, which was the result of Goodnight shoving Scaramanga's technician into a liquid helium vat, which destabilized the power station.
  • MacGuffin: The Solex Agitator.
  • Marked Bullet: The gold bullet sent to Bond has his number on it.
  • Masquerading As the Unseen: Subverted. M tells Bond that no one knows what Scaramanga looks like. Later Bond assumes that when Hai Fat hired Scaramanga they never met. He decides to meet Hai Fat while posing as Scaramanga. It turns out Hai Fat had met Scaramanga and knew Bond was an imposter.
  • The Millstone: Mary Goodnight.
  • Mooks:
    • Averted. As opposed to several other Bond films, Scaramanga's hideout is staffed by only two henchmen. Both of them live longer than their boss does, and one even makes it all the way through!
    • Played straight with Hai Fat, who has several armed guards at his home and an entire school of homicidal martial artists.
  • Mythology Gag: Instead of the famous custom gun of the film, the titular Golden Guns of the book are a Colt Single Action Army and a Derringer. Nick Nack holds Bond up in the stadium with a Derringer and Scaramanga uses a Colt SAA to shoot a bottle of champagne on his beach - which he then proceeds to call a harmless toy, which could also count as a possible Take That! to his book counterpart who is considered one of the weaker villains of the series.
    • As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that the third Bond film, Goldfinger, also directed by Guy Hamilton, was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, Dr. No was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene from Dr. No when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that the third Bond novel, Moonraker, was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • The movie could have ended about 40 minutes earlier if Goodnight hadn't tried to put a tracer in Scaramanga's car. She had the Solex and Scaramanga wasn't particularly interested in hunting down Bond at this point. They could have just walked away and let him be.
    • Also, the Collapsing Lair is due to Goodnight pushing a mook into a liquid helium tank.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Before starting the duel, Scaramanga shows Bond around his island and has lunch with him. Superbly parodied here.
  • Nobody Here but Us Statues:
    • Rather convenient for Scaramanga to keep a statue of James Bond in his funhouse of death.
    • Nick Nack and the sumo wrestlers pull the same trick in Hai Fat's house to ambush Bond when he goes through its garden the second time.
  • Not So Different: Scaramanga and Bond (though the latter disagrees).
  • Nudity Equals Honesty: The reason why Scaramanga forces Mary Goodnight into a bikini.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Bond drops his gun while under the funhouse. Luckily, there's another Walther PPK the hands of the Bond mannequin.
    • Nick Nack has one when he loses track of Bond in the funhouse, as he's already climbing down the scaffolding.
  • The One with...: The one where the villain has a third nipple.
  • Only a Lighter: Inversion: the titular gun is a working cigarette lighter as well as an actual gun when not being used to shoot.
  • Overt Rendezvous: Bond is scheduled to meet with Andrea Anders at a boxing venue so she can give him the Solex Agitator. When he gets there he finds her dead - murdered by Scaramanga.
  • Phallic Weapon: Scaramanga makes love only before he kills, and it's clear from one scene with Anders that the gun is a penis substitute (he's caressing Anders with it suggestively as they lie in bed).
  • Product Placement: Tabasco Sauce. And AMC Motors, which is why Bond isn't booting around in an Aston Martin or BMW in this one. Also an early example of the series' long-standing love affair with Sony.
  • Punny Name: Chu-Mi and Hai Fat.
  • Red Right Hand: Scaramanga has three nipples.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Britain really was going through an energy crisis in the 1970s, more exactly the 1973 oil crisis.
  • Scaramanga Special: The Golden Gun itself. Scaramanga combines specially designed parts disguised as a pen, a cigarette lighter, a cigarette box and a cuff link. The Trope Namer and Trope Maker.
  • Sequel Escalation: Averted. The plot is rather down-to-earth (no world domination plots), especially before The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker played this trope straight. However, as seen in Lighter and Softer above, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's regularly considered a better film for this reason.
  • Shooting Gallery: Scaramanga's funhouse.
  • Shout-Out: Scaramanga's funhouse, especially the hall of mirrors, was no doubt inspired by The Lady from Shanghai.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Bond's response to Scaramanga's assertion that, bar the paycheck, he and Bond are the same:
    There's a useful four letter word. And you're full of it.
  • Sighted Guns Are Low-Tech: Scaramanga is a good enough of a marksman that, even though the pen clip that is part of his gun is in the correct position for a sight, he only aims obviously with it once.
  • Skinny Dipping: Bond finds a woman swimming naked in a swimming pool. She invites him to join her, and he politely declines until she asks again. The people he was waiting to meet interrupt him before he can cast off his clothes.
  • Sleeping Dummy: Referenced — When Mary Goodnight is hiding under the covers, James Bond tells Andrea Anders that he was using the Sleeping Dummy trick.
  • Spy Ship: An odd variation. James Bond discovers that the partially sunken RMS Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong Victoria harbor has been turned into a British listening post for spying on the Chinese.
  • The Starscream:
    • "Mr. Fat has just resigned. I'm the new Chairman of the Board."
    • Nick Nack's job is to be one, as he hires various assassins to kill Scaramanga to keep him on the edge. If he ever succeeds, Nick Nack inherits his boss' money.
  • Storming the Castle: Bond in a plane.
  • Surprise Slide Staircase: Scaramanga has one in his funhouse.
  • Suspect Is Hatless: As Bond talks to Miss Anders about Scaramanga.
    Bond: How will I recognize him?
    Anders: Tall, slim and dark.
    Bond: So's my aunt.
    Anders: Yes, but how can I tell you? He's not like other men. [gestures toward her chest] He has three...
    Bond: Fascinating anatomical tidbit. But probably the most useless piece of information I've ever heard. Unless, of course, the "Bottoms Up" is a strip club and Scaramanga is performing.
    • It actually is a strip club, but Scaramanga doesn't perform.
  • Tap on the Head: Nick Nack knocks Bond out with a trident.
  • Tempting Fate: Hai Fat building his own mausoleum. And an In-Universe example — Scaramanga has left Nick Nack all his money in his will. Nick Nack in return arranges for various Professional Killers to murder his boss, but this is actually what Scaramanga wants, since it helps him keep his skills sharp.
  • Ten Paces and Turn: Subverted - it's 20 for a start. Scaramanga disappears while Bond's back is turned, leading to a hunt.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: A piano version and a jazz version plays in Scaramanga's funhouse.
  • Thug Dojo: The martial arts school where Hai Fat has Bond sent to is a place where students Duel to the Death in front of the kru[note]the Thai equivalent of "sensei"[/note], likely what Hai Fat intended for Bond. (Bond cheats against the first student who tries to fight him, the second is far more careful.)
  • Title Drop: When Bond is asked if he has heard of Scaramanga, he uses the title to describe him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Mary Goodnight and Sheriff J.W. Pepper. Unfortunately, they both do.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Mary Goodnight, compared to her literary incarnation.
  • Tracking Device: Mary Goodnight has one as a button on her clothing. MI6 uses it to locate her after Scaramanga kidnaps her.
  • Triple Nipple: As Andrea Anders says, "Scaramanga is not like other men." The gene that triggers breast formation was named after him.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Goodnight blocks Bond's taxi, gets kidnapped uselessly trying to plant an unnecessary tracking bug while carrying the mission critical MacGuffin, causes a chain reaction by knocking out the man keeping watch on her, and triggers the solar beam where Bond is working.
  • Unwinnable Training Simulation: Scaramanga vs. the gangster, except that Scaramanga could have died.
  • Useless Protagonist: Other than retrieving the Solex Agitator and killing Scaramanga, Bond doesn't really accomplish anything throughout the film. Albeit at least retrieving the Solex Agitator was Bond's original mission.
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: The innuendo-laden Lulu song. "He has a powerful weapon", apparently. "Who will he bang? We shall see..."
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: The gangster Scaramanga uses to test his abilities in the opening.
  • Wait Here: After killing Scaramanga, Bond tells Mary Goodknight to "wait here" while he takes care of the maintenance man. Goodknight enthusiastically tells him that she's already taken care of the maintenance man (she hit him over the head with a wrench).
  • Walking Disaster Area: Goodnight's incompetence and clumsiness causes so many disasters, you almost wonder how she manages to survive to the climax, where she slugs Scaramanga's crony, causing him to fall into a cooling tank (eventually causing the whole island to blow up) then backing into the starter button for the laser, turning it on. (Bond is very lucky the cloud didn't move a second earlier...)
  • Wham Shot: During the big duel at the funhouse, Scaramanga goes near the statue of Bond where he finished off the last person out to get him. Then there's a shot from behind the statue, and its fingers that he shot off before has somehow come back....
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Lampshaded.
    Scaramanga: I could've shot you down when you were in your plane, but it would've been ridiculously easy.
  • Worthy Opponent: How Scaramanga sees Bond.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Bond is pretty displeased by Scaramanga's "compliments" as one Professional Killer to another.