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* BrawnHilda: Is described as having huge muscles and a facial structure that "wasn't quite human". She was also Miss South Africa in weight-lifting for five years in a row and her strength curbstomps Alex in every encounter.
* TheDragon: To Dr. Grief.

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* BrawnHilda: Is described as having Has huge muscles and a facial structure that "wasn't "[isn't] quite human". She was also Miss South Africa in weight-lifting for five years in a row and her strength curbstomps bowls over Alex in every encounter.
* TheDragon: To Dr. Grief. Vice-principal of Point Blanc


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* GloriousMotherRussia


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[[folder: Conrad]]
* BloodKnight
* ColdBloodedTorture: Interrogates Alex when he's tied to a slow-moving grinding mill. Decides to go through with it anyway once Alex coughs up the information.
* TheDragon: Sarov's personal assistant and assassin.
* HandicappedBadass: Surprisingly strong and fast despite his disability.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Was blown up by his own bomb in his backstory. He miraculously survived.
** [[spoiler:Though the metal plates holding him together prove to be his undoing.]]
* MadeOfIron: Almost literally: He has at least thirty metal pins in his body and easily shrugs off Alex's blows.
* PunnyName: Conrad sounds like 'comrade'
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: When he was nine, he blew up his school with a bomb made in chemistry class [[DisproportionateRetribution after he was given a detention for being late.]]
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* AdaptationalNationality: And top of that, he is changed from lebanese to american in the movie.

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* AdaptationalNationality: And top of that, he is changed from lebanese Lebanese to american American in the movie.



[[folder: Mr Grin]]

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[[folder: Mr Mr. Grin]]



* GlasgowGrin: Ever since he got sliced in the mouth with a knife.



* StepfordSmiler: Ever since he got sliced in the mouth with a knife.


[[folder: Dr Grief]]

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[[folder: Dr Dr. Hugo Grief]]


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* AmoralAfrikaner: Was South Africa's former minister of science.


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: An unrepentant xenophobe, and one of his goals is to re-institute Apartheid worldwide.


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[[folder: Eva Stellenbosch]]
* AmoralAfrikaner: Formerly an interrogator for the South African Secret Police and was fervently supportive of the Apartheid regime.
* BrawnHilda: Is described as having huge muscles and a facial structure that "wasn't quite human". She was also Miss South Africa in weight-lifting for five years in a row and her strength curbstomps Alex in every encounter.
* TheDragon: To Dr. Grief.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: She regularly smokes cigars.
* {{Gonk}}: Almost time she appears, the book gives her an unflattering description.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Wants to adopt Alex after the death of his son.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Believes Communist Russia was happier.

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* TragicBigot: Deconstructed. He hates English school children for bullying him as a child but the targets of his revenge had nothing to do with the bullying he went through.


* AdapationNationality: And top of that, he is changed from lebanese to american in the movie.

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* AdapationNationality: AdaptationalNationality: And top of that, he is changed from lebanese to american in the movie.


* AdapationalNationality: And top of that, he is changed from lebanese to american in the movie.

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* AdapationalNationality: AdapationNationality: And top of that, he is changed from lebanese to american in the movie.

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* AdaptationalNameChange: His name is changed to Darrius Sayle in the movie
* AdapationalNationality: And top of that, he is changed from lebanese to american in the movie.


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** FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse: But of course, it's a completely weak excuse, which Alex calls him out for.
-->'''Alex''': Lots of kids get bullied and they don't turn into nutcases. You're really sad, Mr. Sayle.



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* TakeOverTheWorld: The ''only'' BigBad of any ''Alex Rider'' book to play the trope straight.



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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Is so distraught than his plans were ruined combined with Alex telling him that he'd never want a father like him that he [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]].]]
* RedScare: Russian and evil.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Was driven to villainy via [[OutlivingOnesOffspring the death of his son,]] combined with the fall of the Soviet Union.

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* CloningBlues: His main plan is to use clones of himself with plastic surgery to take over the world via inheriting empires of various famous people.


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!!Skeleton Key
[[folder: Alexei Sarov]]
A Russian General who wants to restore communism via using a nuclear submarine.






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* DeadlyDoctor: Is a psychotic doctor who plans to take over the world.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Pretends to be kind but is actually a sadistic asshole.

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!!Drevin Industries

[[folder: Nikolei Drevin]]

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!!Point Blanc Institute

[[folder: Dr Grief]]
A psychotic white supremacist who uses clones to replace children in rich families to slowly take over the world. Also slightly insane.


* BondVillainStupidity: Averted. Dumps Alex in a Portuguese man of war tank, which while seems pretty elaborate, is a trap he's 99% guaranteed to not survive. He also sends Nadia to make sure he dies.




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* DarkActionGirl: She definitely fits this trope.
* TheDragon: She helps Sayle with everything and is his top enforcer.

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[[folder: Mr Grin]]

Sayle's Pilot.
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* AcePilot: Apparently so, as he helps Sayle fly his planes.
* KnifeNut: Definitely. He used to catch knives at a circus for a living, after all.
* StepfordSmiler: Ever since he got sliced in the mouth with a knife.
* UncertainDoom: His plane crashes but we don't know where he goes.

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