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YMMV: Young Bond
Complete Monster: Dr.Perseus Friend is a cold, cruel man. In Silverfin, he helps Randolph Hellbore create a Super Serum despite its ugly results. In By Royal Command he stages a car crash with Graf Otto von Schlick to graft his skin onto himself, and has Otto's wife killed. He joins up with the Third Reich and participates in a scheme to inspire the workers of Britain to revolt against their leaders with a communist front, resulting in the assassination of King George V which would place the Fascism-friendly Edward VIII back on the throne, allying with Hitler's Germany against Russia. When he has Bond and his Love Interest Roan captive, Friend decides to repay Bond for their previous encounters by flaying Bond alive while recording it for later viewing and forcing Roan to watch, just for the amusement that he'll gain.