->''Well, well... a British agent in love with a Russian agent. Détente, indeed.''
-->-- '''Stromberg'''

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A pair of nuclear missile submarines go missing. Independently, our British secret agent and a Soviet agent are assigned to find them. Thing is, the former just shot the latter's boyfriend dead.

This 1977 entry is the tenth ''Film/JamesBond'' film, and the third with Roger Moore, and it is regarded by many as Moore's best and quite possibly one of the best in the series, as well as Moore's personal favourite of his own batch. Creator/IanFleming had written [[Literature/TheSpyWhoLovedMe the namesake novel]] much differently than the other ''Bond'' books, but was [[OldShame so embarrassed by the results]] that he only sold the rights to the ''title'', refusing to license the plot with it.

Nobody expected ''The Spy Who Loved Me'' to do well after the rather poor ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Its [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus three...four]] chief weapons were...
# TheTeaser. At the end of the sequence, Bond ''skis off a cliff''. He falls for several heart-stopping seconds, then a parachute opens. In the colours of the Union Jack. As the Bond theme kicks in. There are several reported cases of audiences breaking into applause at this moment. This stunt was done for real and you can see one of the skis hit the stuntman's chute, which could have been pretty nasty.
# The [[CoolCar Lotus Esprit]]. Driving off a pier into the sea. Where it turns into a submarine.
# The 007 Stage, built for the massive battle scene in a supertanker. It has been made available for filming other movies and remains the second largest stage in the world[[note]]Or rather, its successors do. The original stage burned down during the filming of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', and the second version was destroyed by an explosion shortly after filming of, ironically enough, ''Film/CasinoRoyale''[[/note]]. It is actually a silent stage, not a sound stage. But the size makes it ideal for big action sequences, which almost always requires [[LoopingLines doing the sound in post anyway]].
# Jaws ('''Richard Kiel'''), the 7'4" henchmen with the metal teeth who is so unstoppable that he is only [[TheDragon Dragon]] to survive fighting Bond and maybe the one who came closest to scaring him. That is partially due to the fact that Bond knows that no matter how hard he hits the giant, [[{{Determinator}} he WILL survive it and come back to challenge him again]]. In fact, he does return for the next ''Bond'' movie, ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.

Speaking of that last point, this movie ends with "James Bond will return in...''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''." However, 1977 was the same summer that ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' was released, and '''every''' producer in the world wanted to have a space-themed hit to rival that. So, instead, they quickly scrambled together and made ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' since it could support a space-themed plot (it helped that "Moon" was in the title).

It also features the first appearance of a wetbike--the actual prototype--in a work of fiction, before it was commercially launched.

!!This movie contains examples of:

* AgentsDating: A possible TropeCodifier. Bond and Soviet agent XXX ([[IThoughtItMeant No, not]] [[{{Film/XXX}} that one]]) flip flop between working together and working against each other before they finally hookup at the end:
-->'''James Bond''':[[DoubleEntendre "Just keeping the British end up, sir."]]
* AlmostDeadGuy: Just before dying, the captain of the ''Liparus'' tells Bond that the submarines are on station and the missiles will be launched in four minutes.
* AmphibiousAutomobile: Bond's [[CoolCar Lotus Esprit]] can become a sub.
* TheAnticipator: Bond goes to Atlantis to rescue Anya Amasova before Atlantis is blown up. Bond's entrance is noticed by Stromberg, who says "good evening, Mr Bond. I've been expecting you."
* ApocalypseHow: Class 2 (Civilization Extinction). Stromberg's plan to start a global thermonuclear war.
* ArtisticLicenseShips: The Soviet submarine is missing its fairwater planes.
* AuctionOfEvil: Between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., over the submarine tracking system plans.
* BadVibrations: In the HMS ''Ranger'''s mess, coffee cups start shaking before being taken over by the ''Liparus''.
* BigBad: Karl Stromberg.
* BilingualBonus: Sort of; General Gogol's secretary is "Miss Rublevich."
* BondOneLiner: Lots and lots but XXX kicks out a nice one right after slamming Jaws into a stone Egyptian ruin using the van they're in.
-->'''XXX:''' [[CatchPhrase Shaken, but not stirred]]
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: when Anya discovers Bond killed her lover. It takes him a full adventure and life saving to make her forgive him. This also gives us one of the very few scenes where Roger Moore's Bond seems remorseful. For hurting a woman's feelings!
* TheBrute: Jaws. Also TheDragon.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A heroic version, Bond initially doesn't think anything about having killed Anya's lover when she asks him.
-->'''Bond:''' When someone's behind you on skis at 40 miles per hour trying to put a bullet in your back, you don't always have time to remember a face. In our business, Anya, people get killed. We both know that. So did he. It was either him or me. The answer to the question is yes. I did kill him.
* CarFu: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ubi9pAuYY Jaws going toe-to-toe with a van]]. While ultimately beat, he '''''does''''' put up a good fight tearing up large portions of it.
* CollapsingLair: When Stromberg's lair Atlantis is torpedoed. The ''Liparus'' also doubles as a secondary example.
* ComeBackToBedHoney:
-->'''Girl''': What happened? Where are you going?\\
'''Bond''': Sorry. Something came up.\\
'''Girl''': But, James, I need you.\\
'''Bond''': So does England!
* ContinuityNod: Perhaps because it was the 10th Bond film, or because it was the first made without the input of Harry Saltzman, or because it was the first not to be based at least somewhat on an Ian Fleming story, this film includes multiple references to and thematic elements borrowed from the previous entries, particularly the seven Connery/Lazenby films. These include:
** ''Film/DrNo'':
*** The aquariums and fine artworks on the Atlantis are based on those in Dr. No's lair.
*** The car chase on the winding, narrow mountain road.
*** Both feature villains with prosthetic body parts that have super-strength (Dr. No's {{Robot Hand}}s, Jaws'... [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment jaws]]).
*** For the second and only other time in the series, Q is referred to [[OnlyOneName by his real last name]] of Boothroyd.
*** Bond (this time with Major Amasova) once again escapes through a tunnel being flooded with water.
** ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'':
*** The whole plot of [[WhenHarryMetSvetlana Bond meeting a beautiful female Russian agent]] in [[ArabianNightsDays the Islamic world]] (Turkey in [=FRWL=], Egypt in [=TSWLM=]), posing as husband and wife and entering Europe by train.
*** When Major Amasova asks for a cigarette so she can knock Bond out with gas, it recalls Bond asking for OneLastSmoke to trick Red Grant into opening the trick briefcase and releasing a gas. (See also ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.)
*** A fight with a [[TheBrute physically superior-powered bad guy]] inside a train compartment. (See also ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.)
** ''{{Film/Goldfinger}}'':
*** The BigBad is an Aryan-looking portly man with a central European accent.
*** Bond's [[CoolCar tricked-out car]], complete with OilSlick and other [[WeaponizedCar cool gadgets]]. Amazingly, although six films had happened in the interim, a gadget-laden car was not yet a staple of the series. Most of the cars Bond drove in the chapters in between were regular cars that did impossible things because [[BadassDriver they were being driven by James Bond]].
*** A [[TheBrute hulking]], [[TheSpeechless mute]], [[MadeOfIron nigh invincible]] [[TheDragon Dragon]] with an ordinary object turned into a deadly weapon (Oddjob with his [[ClothingCombat bowler hat]], Jaws with his [[ManBitesMan dentures]]). Both are also electrocuted through those weapons, although Jaws survives.
*** A beautiful AcePilot as a top henchwoman (Pussy Galore in ''Goldfinger'', Naomi in [=TSWLM=]).
** ''{{Film/Thunderball}}'':
*** The BigBad's underwater lair.
*** The use of a SharkPool to dispose of treacherous henchmen. (This may also have been brought back because of the success of ''{{Film/Jaws}}''. See also ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.)
*** Underwater fight sequences with frogmen.
*** Just as he did with Fiona Volpe, Bond uses Felicca as a BulletproofHumanShield.
*** Speaking of Fiona Volpe, the hotel where Bond and Major Amasova stay in Sardinia is the Hotel Cala di Volpe.
** ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'':
*** Both villains are [[PlayingBothSides unaligned third parties]] who [[FalseFlagOperation capture American and Soviet vessels]] ([[RecycledINSPACE space capsules]] in [=YOLT=], [[SubStory nuclear submarines]] in [=TSWLM=]) to set off WorldWarIII.
*** The massiveness of the evil lairs.
*** A tank filled with killer fish Bond (piranhas in [=YOLT=], [[SharkPool sharks]] in [=TSWLM=] - see also ''{{Film/Thunderball}}'') with a trapdoor above it for dropping disloyal or unsuccessful henchmen. Also, Bond disposes of TheDragon by dropping him in the tank. Jaws survives the encounter, however, by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome killing the shark with his teeth]].
*** The use of trick cigarettes as weapons.
*** A massive climactic battle between the good guys and the {{Mooks}} in the secret fortress. (See also ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''.)
*** For only the second time, Bond's superiors [[MomentKiller interrupt him while he's having sex at the end]]. (As with the [[CoolCar tricked-out car]], this would later become a staple of the series.)
** ''[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService On Her Majesty's Secret Service]]'':
*** The Alpine ski chase in TheOpening recalls the multiple skiing sequences in this film.
*** Just as Blofeld kills Bond's true love, Bond kills Major Amasova's. Unlike Bond with Blofeld, however, she forgives him, perhaps because it was NothingPersonal.
*** Reciting a list of Bond's biographical info to him at a bar Anya mentions: "Married only once. Wife killed-" Bond cuts her off.
-->'''Anya:''' You're sensitive, Mr. Bond.
-->'''Bond:''' About certain things, yes.
** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'':
*** Like Willard Whyte is supposed to be, Stromberg is not an assassin, a professional criminal nor a spy, but rather a capitalist intent on building his own type of real estate.
*** The elevator of doom in both Willard Whyte's and Stromberg's lairs.
*** A climactic final battle between the heroes and the {{Mooks}} aboard the ship that serves as a lair. (See also ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.)
** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'':
*** A fight with a [[TheBrute physically superior-powered bad guy]] inside a train compartment, in which the bad guy is defeated by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using his own prosthetic weapon against him]] (Tee Hee's hook hand gets stuck in the wall, Jaws' teeth are given an electric shock. See also ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'').
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'':
*** A [[CoolCar car that is more than just a car]] (Scaramanga's plane-car, Bond's submarine-car).

* CoolBoat: Stromberg's ''Liparus''. It ''eats submarines.''
* CoolCar: Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car
* CoolSidecar: The bad guys chase Bond with a sidecar that becomes a detachable missile steered by a joystick on the motorbike.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Very'' subtly done. Although Bond gave his moral viewpoint on killing in [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun the previous film,]] this is the first time his profession is openly discussed, and WhatMeasureIsAMook is a running theme throughout the film. Although Dalton, Brosnan and Craig have all played increasingly complex versions of the character, this was the first step towards Bond's psychological maturity.
* DeadpanSnarker
** Bond, as usual.
** Anya proves quite adept at snark as well.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Karl Stromberg.
* DirtyOldMan: Stromberg to Anya, while she's strapped to a couch.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Sandor
* DistaffCounterpart: Anya Amasova to Bond. The scene where she is called on a mission while in bed with someone is in particular very reminiscent of Bond on numerous occasions (though unlike Bond most of the time, she clearly did love her bedmate at the time).
* DoubleEntendre
** One of the tastiest in Bond history:
--->'''M''': Moneypenny, where's 007?\\
'''Miss Moneypenny''': He's on a mission, sir. In Austria.\\
'''M''': "Well, tell him to pull out. Immediately."\\
''[Cue Bond making love with a woman by a fireplace in Austria.]''
** An even better one at the end, and arguably one of the best Bond endings.
--->'''M:''' 007!\\
'''Gogol:''' Triple X!\\
'''Minister of Defence:''' Bond! What do you think you're doing?\\
'''Bond:''' Keeping the British end up, sir.
* TheDragon: Jaws.
* DragonTheirFeet: Bond fights Jaws only after killing his DiabolicalMastermind boss Stromberg.
* DrinkOrder / YourFavorite: James and Anya get drinks for each other:
-->'''James:''' The lady will have a... Bacardi on the rocks.\\
'''Anya:''' For the gentleman, vodka martini - shaken, not stirred.\\
'''James:''' Touche.
* DrivingStick. Anya falls foul to this when trying to escape Jaws with 007.
-->''[Anya failing to drive stick, causing the gears to grind noisily]''\\
'''Bond:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Can you play any other tune?]]
* DullSurprise: Anya makes one face and uses one voice for the entire movie.
* EnemyMine: Not only Bond and Anya, as well as MI6 and the KGB, but also the American, British and Soviet submariners who fight against the Liparus crew.
* EnhanceButton: [[OlderThanTheyThink Back before]] it [[Series/{{CSI}} was cool]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Averted. On Sardinia when Bond and XXX pick up the Lotus from Q she greets him with his true name, Major Boothroyd.
* ExiledFromContinuity: SPECTRE couldn't be used because of legal difficulties.
* {{Fanservice}}: Major Anya Amasova in the shower on the U.S. submarine.
* FauxActionGirl: Anya Amasova. She's said to be a BadAss Soviet spy who has never failed a mission, but in the movie she wouldn't have survived any of the numerous perils without Bond's help, and she spends the finale [[spoiler:tied to a chair by the villain, while Bond has to come and rescue her.]]\\
Of particular note is that she holds a gun on Jaws and forces him to drop the microfilm McGuffin he is carrying, then instead of forcing him to back away, she is stupid enough to walk over to HIM, bend over right in front of him, and take her eyes off him to grab the McGuffin. He immediately kicks the gun out of her hand and would have almost certainly killed her had Bond not been there.
* FedToTheBeast: Stromberg's assistant.
* GiantMook: Jaws
* GoGoEnslavement
** Where ''did'' Stromberg find that outfit for Anya?
** Probably in [[MsFanservice Naomi's]] wardrobe.
* GroinAttack
** Bond to Jaws in the shark pool room.
** Bond to Stromberg...with two bullets from his Walther, thanks to Stromberg having an explosive launcher under the table with a perspex tube to guide it straight into the groin of the man across from him, for [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill the ultimate in groin attacks]]. After dodging the shot, Bond decides to show Stromberg what he thinks of the concept...
* HandshakeRefusal: Bond is told before meeting Stromberg that he's germophobic and won't shake hands. Bond holds out his hand to Stromberg anyway and is predictably rebuffed.
* HandSignals: The leader of the KGB team trying to kill Bond gestures to the others to split up and a Stromberg crewman makes a beckoning gesture to another crewman.
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: Bond does this to a mook and then lets the him plummet to his death when he hears everything he needs.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* ImplacableMan: Jaws proves himself to be Bond's most resilient foe.
* IneffectualDeathThreats: Indeed, Major Amasova never does kill Bond for killing her lover. By then, Bond had saved her life even when he had no other reason to.
* InNameOnly: Ian Fleming disliked his original novel so much that he only allowed the film to have the same name on the explicit condition that it would not be an adaptation of the novel (Which was about Bond seducing a hotel clerk and stopping her employers from burning the hotel down to collect on the insurance money).
* InstantSedation: The sleep dust cigarette Anya uses on Bond.
* IntimateHealing
** '''Nude Body Warmth Sharing''' version when Anya suggests this to Bond to keep warm while they're on the boat to Cairo. It doesn't happen.
** Played straight at the end, when they both need to get out of their cold wet clothes.
* ItsRainingMen: After Bond skis off a cliff.
* JokerImmunity: Jaws.
* JustHitHim: Jaws and Bond.
* LastRequest: Bond asks Anya if he can make one before she kills him. [[spoiler:Of course, that was before a popping champagne cork broke the tension. It was unlikely from that point she was going to actually kill him.]]
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: A variation. When Bond pulls the plug on the Liparus' bridge monitors, the Bond theme abruptly shuts off.
* {{Lzherusskie}}: Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova. Incidentally, this movie almost single-handedly changed Americans' views of [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Russian women]]. Before it came out, all Russian women were assumed by Americans to be outright {{Gonk}}s, to the point that American comedians (and especially the hugely influential Johnny Carson) could count on getting cheap and easy laughs by poking fun at the purported hideousness of Russian women. Carson admitted during a visit by Roger Moore that the movie had ruined "half his jokes".
* MadeOfIron: Always true of Bond, but Jaws as well.
* MegaMawManeuver: Stromberg's tanker has a door in the front which he uses to swallow disabled subs.
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Disappearing submarines -> plot to start a nuclear war.
* MissExposition: Major Amasova counts as she reads off everything she knows about Bond in the nightclub scene.
* MnogoNukesMissileSubmarines: The Soviet sub, a "Delta I".
* MsFanservice: Naomi, Stromberg's ''gorgeous'' helicopter pilot/assassin.
* NewEraSpeech: Stromberg gives one to Bond.
* NippleAndDimed: Averted.
* NoMoreForMe: A bystander when Bond drives the Lotus Esprit out of the ocean onto the beach. Who also happens to be the same character in Moonraker (as the gondola comes out of the water), and in For Your Eyes Only (as Bond skis over his table).
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Actually ''subverted'' for once. Stromberg has a weapon hidden in his table that he intended to use to kill Bond. [[spoiler:It backfires.]]
* NonActionBigBad: Stromberg is by far the least physical of Bond villains, relying on push-button deathtraps and legions of {{Mooks}} to do his bidding.
* TheNounWhoVerbed: Used as the film's title.
* ANuclearError: The "Impulse Conductor Circuit", which can detonate a nuclear warhead while it's being disassembled.
* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou:
-->'''Bond:''' "Mmm, maybe I misjudged Stromberg. Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be ''all'' bad."
* TheOneWith: The one with the underwater SupervillainLair.
* OperationGameOfDoom: Removing the detonator from the warhead.
* PetTheDog: Gogol showing sympathy for Anya's loss helps to establish that he's not the callous villain of the movie.
* PlayingBothSides
* PrettyInMink: A lady wears a white mink coat in the beginning. She's possibly NakedInMink in it as well.
* RecycledInSpace
** Inverted. Lewis Gilbert directed both ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and this movie, so while the previous movie dealt with a spaceship-eating spaceship, this deals with a submarine-eating ship.
** The general plot of this one was used in the next film, ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', which also had a megalomaniac attempting to eradicate the population and starting his perfect society...IN SPACE!
** Bonus points for having Jaws reprise his role as well. No, not just the actor who ''played'' Jaws. ''The'' Jaws.
* RedRightHand: Stromberg has webbed fingers.
* RedShirt: A young Royal Navy officer volunteers to lead the charge, something you'd expect Bond to do. It's no surprise when he and his men get killed.
* RedsWithRockets: The Soviet Navy sub and Major Anya Amasova.
* RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: Courtesy of General Gogol:
-->The submarine Potempkin disappeared without trace? What a catastrophe, Comrade Chairman.
* RevengeMyopia: In the opening scene, Bond kills Anya's lover, who is trying to kill him at the time. When she finds out about it she vows to kill Bond.
* SharkPool
* ShootTheBuilder: After the two scientists create the submarine tracking system for Stromberg, he has them murdered.
* ShortLivedAerialEscape: The underwater Lotus to Naomi's chopper.
* ShoutOut
** Several nods to Creator/DavidLean's ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''. Subtle at first with the desert attire donned by Bond and an homage later with the iconic theme of AwesomeMusic/MauriceJarre playing while Bond and Anya wander through the desert after the van breaks down.
** A music box in the film briefly plays "Lara's Theme" from ''Film/DoctorZhivago'', another magnus opus from Creator/DavidLean / Maurice Jarre.
** General Gogol (And his successor General Pushkin in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'') are named after two of the most famous writers of 19th Century Russian Literature.
* ShowerScene: "What's wrong, sailor. Haven't you seen a major taking a shower before?"
* SicEm: "Let them get to shore... and then kill them."
* SlapSlapKiss: Surprisingly, Bond and Anya only start liking each other after lots of arguments and fighting side-by-side multiple times. And almost threw it away when Anya found out Bond killed her previous lover.
* SleepCute: Played with. When Anya wakes up, she jerks away from Bond in anger.
* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: This was the first Bond flick of the Moore era to reach Level 4 (a capable leading lady, albeit one who still needs occasional rescuing), which has more-or-less held ever since. The first two Moore films, as well as about half of the Connery flicks, are Level 3 or worse.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: This is easily one of the most idealistic Bond films. East and West put their differences aside to work to a common goal, Bond is an absolute gentleman to his love interest, and the tone is generally up-beat. Although it has a high death toll, many of those deaths are [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifices]] to help save the day.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Stromberg feeding his assistant to the sharks while Bach's ''Air on the G-String'' plays.
* StabTheScorpion: Anya and the champagne bottle.
* StormingTheCastle: Bond breaks into Stromberg's headquarters, Atlantis.
* SubStory: U.S., Soviet, and British.
* SurpriseVehicle: Stromberg's attack helicopter.
* SwissBankAccount: After the two scientists complete the submarine tracking system, Stromberg transfers $10 million into their Swiss bank accounts. Then cancels it when he kills them instead.
* TableSpace
* TemptingFate: Bond's comment to Anya that their superiors will never know what they've been up to, mere minutes before they catch them in the act.
* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: In his study, Stromberg shows Bond a model of an underwater city with Atlantis as its main structure.
* TitleDrop: The theme song is called "Nobody Does It Better", but still has it ("Like heaven above me, ''the spy who loved me''...")
* TooDumbToLive: Bond nearly gets one at the end when he leaves his PPK within reaching distance of Anya even though she had sworn a vendetta on him - this was literally the only way she could have carried it out too given how she is nowhere close to being in Bond's league.
* TransformingMecha: Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car
* TranslationConvention: Russian characters (General Gogol, Major Amasova, her lover).
* TrapDoor
** Stromberg uses one in his elevator to drop his treacherous secretary into the SharkPool.
** He later tries to use it on Bond, who of course sees it coming.
* UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm: The British ''Resolution''-class nuclear missile sub ''HMS Ranger''.
* UndercoverAsLovers: James and Anya pose as man and wife while visiting Stromberg.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* VillainousValor: Jaws' sheer persistence in trying to finish his mission ended up making audiences pretty sympathetic to him. Richard Kiel has mentioned seeing entire theaters cheer when he was revealed to have survived at the end.
* WarForFunAndProfit: Stromberg tries to start a nuclear war between the U.S. and USSR in order to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create an underwater utopia]].
* WeaponizedCar: Bond's Lotus Esprit.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Deconstructed. Major Amasova's lover was one of the mooks killed in the teaser, and it comes back to bite Bond ''hard'' later in the film. They even have an open discussion on the subject. Bond ultimately has a [[DeconReconSwitch pretty good explanation]] in the end.
* WickedCultured: Stromberg likes to kill minions while enjoying fine cuisine and classical music.
* WouldHitAGirl: Well, not exactly hit as such, but use a (sub)surface-to-air missile on her. Was it really necessary, Bond?
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Bond uses a scoop slam on a mook.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
** Dr. Bechmann and Professor Markovitz, after completing the submarine tracking system for Stromberg.
** Implied with the ''Liparus'', and its entire crew. After the nuclear missiles detonate, the ship is rocked with explosives indicating that Stromberg had it set to self destruct when no longer needed.
*** Alternatively it could be that the numerous internal fires raging within Liparus at this point reach her ammo storages and fuel tanks, setting off a chain reaction, which eventually results in a huge fireball that finally sinks her.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Boyfriend]]: Major Amasova vows to kill Bond at the end of the mission when she finds out he killed her lover. [[spoiler:Unless you mean [[ClassAct in the Shakespearean sense]], she doesn't.]]