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* MayDecemberRomance: Maud Adams was 18 years younger than Roger Moore, but her mature personality and demeanor, coupled with the fact that the couple has several romantic scenes throughout the film, hide this fact. Very different from what happened with Carole Bouquet in Film/ForYourEyesOnly and Tanya Roberts in Film/AViewToAKill, where Bond's relationship with them seemed more of father and daughter, with the only sex scene in both cases occurring at the end of the movie.


* LeaveBehindAPistol: What happened to Octopussy's father. Octopussy is grateful to Bond for leaving him that option, rather than be disgraced by a court martial.

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* LeaveBehindAPistol: What happened to Octopussy's father.father, Major Dexter Smythe. Octopussy is grateful to Bond for leaving him that option, rather than be disgraced by a court martial.



* MotiveMisidentification: Octopussy reveals that her father had been a British colonel who stole a sum of gold and vanished. Bond tracked him down, gave him 24 hours to prepare to be captured but the man killed himself. Bond assume Octopussy wants to avenge his death. Instead, Octopussy says she wanted to thank Bond for letting her father die with honor rather than the disgrace of a public trial.

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* MotiveMisidentification: Octopussy reveals that her father had been a British colonel major who stole a sum of gold and vanished. Bond tracked him down, gave him 24 hours to settle his affairs and prepare to be captured arrested, but the man killed himself. Bond assume assumes Octopussy wants to avenge his death. Instead, Octopussy says she reveals that she wanted to thank Bond for letting her father die with honor rather than suffer the disgrace of a public trial.



* YouKilledMyFather: Subverted. Octopussy is actually grateful to Bond for allowing her father to commit suicide, as it saved her father the shame of a military trial (Bond was tasked with arresting him).

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* YouKilledMyFather: Subverted. Octopussy is actually grateful to Bond for allowing her father to commit suicide, as it saved her father the shame of a military trial court martial (Bond was tasked with arresting him).


* GloryHound: General Orlov.
* GoingCommando: Bond catches a glimpse of Octopussy stepping out of the pool stark naked.

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* %%* GloryHound: General Orlov.
* GoingCommando: Bond catches a glimpse of Octopussy [[SexySurfacingShot stepping out of the pool pool]] stark naked.



-->'''Gogol:''' NATO WILL COUNTERATTACK with ''nuclear weapons''!
-->'''Orlov:''' NEVER! The West is DECADENT and divided! It doesn't have the stomach to risk our ''atomic reprisals''!

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-->'''Gogol:''' NATO WILL COUNTERATTACK with ''nuclear weapons''!
-->'''Orlov:'''
weapons''!\\
'''Orlov:'''
NEVER! The West is DECADENT and divided! It doesn't have the stomach to risk our ''atomic reprisals''!


* WhamLine:
During the confrontation between Orlov and Bond after Bond states there will be a retaliatory nuclear attack for detonating a warhead on an American base in West Germany:

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* WhamLine:
WhamLine: During the confrontation between Orlov and Bond after Bond states there will be a retaliatory nuclear attack for detonating a warhead on an American base in West Germany:


* EveryoneHasStandards: Upon hearing about Orlov's power-hungry plans to invade NATO, Gogol and the Soviet Politburo immediately react with disgust, knowing that it's tantamount to war and would leave no victors on both sides. Gogol even [[YoureInsane calls him out for this]].

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Upon hearing about Orlov's power-hungry plans to invade NATO, Gogol and the Soviet Politburo immediately react with disgust, knowing that it's tantamount to war and would leave no victors on both sides. Gogol even [[YoureInsane calls him out for this]].this]] by telling that NATO will not take this lightly.


* AgeGapRomance: Octopussy is much younger than Bond, and one of the few Bond girls too old to be his daughter (she's only 18 years his junior, as opposed to the whopping ''30'' that Carole Bouquet was in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', or what Tanya Roberts would be in ''Film/AViewToAKill''), especially in the Moore-era. It also helps that the actress had already played a Bond girl opposite Moore eight years earlier in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Octopussy is also rare in that she's mature not just in years. She's been through a lot, unlike most Bond girls who are innocent and/or naive. She's a smuggler who is able to control a powerful man (Kamal), and has enough foresight to also branch out into legitimate operations.



* BananaRepublic: TheTeaser takes place in Cuba, where Col. Toro's latest-generation fighter jet gets destroyed by Bond.

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* BananaRepublic: TheTeaser takes place in Cuba, where Col. Toro's latest-generation fighter jet gets destroyed by Bond.b.



* MayDecemberRomance: [[DownplayedTrope More like May-September]]. While still much younger than him, Octopussy is one of the few Bond girls too old to be his daughter (she's only 18 years his junior, as opposed to the whopping ''30'' that Carole Bouquet was in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', or what Tanya Roberts would be in ''Film/AViewToAKill''), especially in the Moore-era. It also helps that the actress had already played a Bond girl opposite Moore eight years earlier in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
** OlderAndWiser: Octopussy is also rare in that she's mature not just in years. She's been through a lot, unlike most Bond girls who are innocent and/or naive. She's a smuggler who is able to control a powerful man (Kamal), and has enough foresight to also branch out into legitimate operations.


* OperationBlan: The plan to discover what is happening to the stolen Faberge artifacts is codenamed "Operation: Trove".

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* OperationBlan: OperationBlank: The plan to discover what is happening to the stolen Faberge artifacts is codenamed "Operation: Trove".

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* OperationBlan: The plan to discover what is happening to the stolen Faberge artifacts is codenamed "Operation: Trove".


After a replica Fabergé egg is found on an assassinated agent, Jame Bond is sent to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to infiltrate a circus gang led by Octopussy (Maud Adams, the only Bond girl actress to make a second leading appearance).

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After a replica Fabergé egg is found on an assassinated agent, Jame James Bond is sent to UsefulNotes/{{India}} to infiltrate a circus gang led by Octopussy (Maud Adams, the only Bond girl actress to make a second leading appearance).


* CassandraTruth: When Bond tries to warn a US general about a nuclear bomb hidden in a circus cannon. Then again, being disguised as a clown probably didn't help matters either. It's a good thing Octopussy believed him.



* CoolGuns:
** CZ vz. 58s are carried by Soviet soldiers and Khan's men. Bond later procures one himself, notably shooting it while sliding down a staircase.
** Kamal Khan attempts to kill Bond with a Smith and Wesson Model 39 on the train.
** Gobinda uses a double-barrelled shotgun converted into a blunderbuss to try and kill Bond.
** BSA Scorpions loaded with tranquilizer darts are used by Octopussy and her team to fight off Kamal Khan's men.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Gobinda.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Gobinda.Gobinda gets a airplane antenna in the face courtesy of 007 and this causes him to lose his grip and fall off the top of the plane.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Cranked UpToEleven when Octopussy's all-women circus troupe invades the Moonsoon Palace.



* TheFaceless: Octopussy's face is obscured when Kamal Kahn goes to see her early in the movie; only her hands are shown as she feeds her pet octopus while talking to Kahn. This, plus the way he takes orders from her and the fact that the movie is ''named'' after her made it seem like she would be the BigBad and not him.



* FamousLastWords:
** "Q?" Vijay, who then dies of his wounds after being slashed by Kamal's hitmen.
** "Yes, but tomorrow, I shall be a hero of the Soviet Union." General Orlov, as Gogol likens him to a common thief after Orlov is shot by border guards.
** "And this...for my brother!" Grischka, before Bond throws a knife into his gut.
** "He'll kill us all! Go out and get him! Go!" Kamal Khan, before his plane crashes.
** "Out there? Yes, excellency." Gobinda, later thrown off the plane by Bond.



* HeelFaceTurn: Octopussy and her group were part of Kamal Khan's Fabergé Egg-smuggling plot (and in fact, Octopussy seemed to be his boss), but when he teams up with General Orlov who plans to engineer a nuclear explosion and realises that she, her crew and thousands of innocents would have been caught up in the explosion, they turns against him.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Mishka pins Bond down to the wooden door with precise knife throws. When he's about to throw the fatal blade, Bond opens the door, Mishka stumbles and falls, and Bond throws one of his knives at him.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Mishka Grishka pins Bond down to the wooden door with precise knife throws. When he's about to throw the fatal blade, Bond opens the door, Mishka stumbles and falls, and Bond throws one of his knives at him.



* InNameOnly: The short story shares no plot with the film, but does provide the backstory to the title character, as revealed in a somewhat shoehorned-in dialogue sequence.



* LargeHam: General Orlov.

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* LargeHam: General Orlov. His ChewingTheScenery briefing scene near the beginning of the movie combines the speech patterns of Creator/WilliamShatner, the volume levels of BRIAN BLESSED, and a truly awful accent to form the essence of Ham. This was ''awesome''.
** "Yes, but tomorrow I shall be a Hero of the Soviet Union!"



* MythologyGag:
** Bond encounters a snake charmer (Vijay) on the flute playing none other than the James Bond Theme.
*** This may actually be a meta gag -- composer Monty Norman says he recycled the tune from an earlier piece of his in a Hindu-themed musical. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6EuzGhIyRQ Hear it here.]]
** Kamal notes that Bond is fond of eggs. In the books, Bond's TrademarkFavoriteFood is eggs.



* RealityEnsues:
** Bond is attempting to stop a train carrying a nuclear bomb. A fight on top of the train with Grishka ends with them both falling off. Bond survives and disposes of Grishka... except he is now miles away from the bomb and alone without recourse to his usual gadgets and vehicles. He has great difficulty hitching a lift, has no way of contacting any authorities (no-one is going to break off their phone conversation to let a mad man raving about a bomb use the public phone) and a botched attempt at carjacking merely brings the entire West German police force down on him.
** Orlov chases the train as it crosses the inner-German border. He apparently thought that as a Soviet general, the East German border guards would easily let him through, but they instead mistake him for a defector and kill him.
** General Gogol and the Soviet Politburo criticize Orlov for his plan to invade western Europe and weaken NATO, knowing that the countries they invade would not go down without a fight, and that Orlov's plan would end up annihilating everyone on both sides and leaving no victors in the end. Gogol also holds Orlov in great contempt, feeling that his thirst for power is dangerous.



* ShoutOut:
** [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Bond bursting through spider's webs]].
** [[Film/TheAfricanQueen Bond gets covered with leeches]].
** [[Film/{{Alien}} One mooks gets Octopussy's pet namesake wrapped around his face]].
** Orlov's death was an {{Homage}} to the ending of ''Film/VonRyansExpress''.



* TheSociopath: An unhinged brute and maniac to boot, General Orlov isn't bothered by the fact that his intended bombing of a US base will kill thousands of civilians and trigger World War III.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kamal Khan, eater of sheep's eyes.



* WhyWontYouDie: When Kamal encounters Bond at Octopussy's base.
-->'''Kamal:''' You have a nasty habit of surviving.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, you know what they say about the fittest.


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* WhamLine:
During the confrontation between Orlov and Bond after Bond states there will be a retaliatory nuclear attack for detonating a warhead on an American base in West Germany:
-->'''Orlov''': Against ''whom?''
* WhyWontYouDie: When Kamal encounters Bond at Octopussy's base.
-->'''Kamal:''' You have a nasty habit of surviving.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, you know what they say about the fittest.


** The movie uses [[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights the namesake short story]] as a BackStory to Octopussy's origin.

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** The movie uses [[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights film is actually designed as a sequel to the namesake short story]] as a BackStory story (which is completely explained by the title character, so viewers wouldn't need to Octopussy's origin.do homework).



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Kamal isn't bothered by his guards being DistractedByTheSexy because it gives him a chance to sneak off without being seen. Unfortunately the dancing girls are part of Octopussy's AmazonBrigade.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Kamal isn't bothered by doesn't mind that his guards being are DistractedByTheSexy because it gives him and Gobinda a chance to sneak off away without being seen. noticed. Unfortunately the dancing girls are part of Octopussy's AmazonBrigade.AmazonBrigade, currently sneaking into his palace. Another guard is drinking on duty, and has a No More for Me moment as he looks over the wall and sees a female circus acrobat standing on the head of an elephant.



* SecondaryCharacterTitle: While several Bond movies have a title in connection to the main villain, this one has the distinction of being the only one named after the Bond Girl.



* ShowSomeLeg: The BondGirl in TheTeaser does this to distract the guards on the truck while Bond makes his move.

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* ShowSomeLeg: The BondGirl Bond is captured and held at gunpoint in TheTeaser does this to distract the back of a moving truck. Driving by is a pretty girl (his ally) who reveals her thighs, distracting the guards on so Bond can escape. In the truck climax, Octopussy's AmazonBrigade pose as dancing girls, keeping the guards distracted while Bond makes their compatriots sneak in elsewhere (in an ironic touch, Khan isn't bothered by his move.men being DistractedByTheSexy as he's about to do a runner).



* SimSimSalabim

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* SimSimSalabimSimSimSalabim: Snake charmers, sword swallowers, fire breathers, fire walkers, beds of nails... the lot.



* SomethingElseAlsoRises: There is a scene where Bond is in bed with a broken leg, which is suspended in the air in a sling. As he and Octopussy kiss, the camera cuts to a shot of his leg slowly rising.



** Another butchered Wilhelm Scream can be heard near the end when Kamal's plane is about to crash.

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** Another butchered Wilhelm Scream WilhelmScream can be heard near the end when Kamal's plane is about to crash.crash.
* StopOrIWillShoot: {{Subverted}}. When General Orlov chases the train over the inner-German border on foot, one of the GDR border guards orders him to stop via megaphone. When he doesn't comply, another guard with an AK-47 immediately shoots him (before being motioned to stop by Gogol). This policy was infamously Truth in Television, by the way; the border was called the 'death strip' for a reason.



* ThrillerOnTheExpress: Bond tries to get to Octopussy, but he gets chased by Kamal Khan's right-hand man, Gobinda.



* TraintopBattle: Bond has to fight Gobinda and Grishka on top of Octopussy's circus train.

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* TraintopBattle: TraintopBattle:
**
Bond has to fight Gobinda and Grishka on top of Octopussy's circus train.train.
** While Kamal Khan attempts to flee with Octopussy in a prop airplane, he sends Gobinda outside the airborne craft to dispose of Bond, who is clinging to the outer fuselage in a rescue effort. Gobinda and Bond face off while belly-crawling atop the fuselage.



** Meanwhile, Kamal and Gobinda are advised that it would be a good idea to be at least 30 miles away from the blast. The looks on their faces basically are "No shit, Sherlock".

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** Meanwhile, Kamal and Gobinda are advised that it would be a good idea to be at least 30 20 miles away from the blast. The looks on their faces basically are "No shit, Sherlock".Sherlock".
* VillainBall: Bond finds himself trapped in a KnifeOutline by Grishka, the remaining half of a pair of knife-throwing twins, whose brother Mishka had been killed by Bond earlier. Grishka has one knife remaining, so what does he do? He tells Bond "And this for my brother!", and charges towards Bond! Bond manages to take one of the knives out of the outline and throws it at Grishka, adding "And that's for 009!"



* VineSwing: Bond does this while being pursued by hunters through a jungle, complete with Tarzan-like yell.



* WeveGotCompany:
-->'''Bond''': Vijay, we've got company.
-->'''Vijay''': No problem, this is a company car.



* WickedCultured: Kamal Khan.

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* WickedCultured: Kamal Khan.Khan as the MeaningfulName implies, is a Prince and owns a Monsoon Palace.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness / LeaveNoWitnesses: Kamal and General Orlov have no intention of telling Octopussy or her girls they'll be ground zero of a nuke they planted.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness / LeaveNoWitnesses: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness[=/=]LeaveNoWitnesses: Kamal and General Orlov have no intention of telling Octopussy or her girls they'll be ground zero of a nuke they planted.


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* YoureInsane: When General Orlov discusses his plan to invade Western Europe to his bosses, General Gogol and the Politburo immediately call him out, knowing it'll trigger World War III and that Orlov is only doing it for the sake of personal gain.


* ForeignQueasine: Sheep's eye, anyone? Bond actually manages to get in a good DoubleEntendre, when he complains that he loses his appetite when he's being watched (both the meal and Kamal's [[TheDragon Dragon]], who is intently watching him.)

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* ForeignQueasine: Sheep's eye, anyone? Bond actually manages to get in a good DoubleEntendre, when he complains that he loses his appetite when he's being watched (both the meal and Kamal's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Gobinda, who is intently watching him.)



* HeroStoleMyBike: Bond swipes the car off a woman in a phone booth he wanted to reach.
* HeyCatch: Done to a sword wielding mook at the market chase/fight.

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* HeroStoleMyBike: Bond swipes steals the car off of a woman in a phone booth in order to get to an American airbase in Germany in time to stop a warhead from detonating. He was hoping to call the base, but the woman beat him to the booth. This actually backfires on him rather badly, as by the time he wanted actually reaches the airbase there's an APB out for him. The MP guarding the gate was already less than impressed with 007's frantic demands to reach.
see the commander, and the arrival of several German police cars didn't help his credibility.
* HeyCatch: Done Bond does this to distract a sword wielding mook at henchman during the market chase/fight.marketplace chase sequence before then punching him out.



* HighSpeedMissileDodge: And then a MisguidedMissile.

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* HighSpeedMissileDodge: And then 007 is in a MisguidedMissile.small jet in hostile territory and the enemy launches a surface to air missile at him. With the missile chasing him, Bond heads for the hangar where he was caught trying to destroy a plane. The commander realizes what he is about to attempt and orders the hangar doors closed. But it's too late, Bond successfully flies through the hangar just in time while the pursuing missile collides with the interior and destroys the hangar.



* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: The Faberge egg 009 "gives" to the British ambassador in Germany is given to MI6, kicking off the plot.

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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: The plot kicks off when 009, clutching a priceless Faberge egg 009 "gives" to egg, bursts into the British ambassador embassy in East Germany is given to MI6, kicking off the plot.with a throwing knife stuck in his back.



* InconvenientParachuteDeployment: Bond is captured and sitting in the back of a truck being guarded by two soldiers wearing parachutes. As the truck is driving, Bond's accomplice drives alongside the truck and performs a ShowSomeLeg. While the guards are Distracted by the Sexy, Bond reaches out and yanks the ripcords on the soldiers' chutes. The chutes deploy and the soldiers go flying off the back of the truck.
* InstantLeechJustFallInWater: Happens to James Bond, among several other animal encounters. He uses a cigarette lighter to make it let go.



* KillerYoyo: One of the mercenaries that Kamal hires to kill has one made from a circular saw.
* KnifeOutline

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* KillerYoyo: James Bond is attacked by a bunch of Indian mooks. One of them wields a yo-yo buzzsaw.
* KnifeOutline: Not quite an outline, but James Bond ends up pinned to a door thanks to a couple of thrown knives in Octopussy. In fairness though, Grishka was a circus knife-thrower. However
the mercenaries that Kamal hires trope backfires when Bond pulls one of the knives free (seeing as it's handily stuck in the door next to him) and uses it to kill has one made from a circular saw.
* KnifeOutline
him.



* LighterAndSofter: After the dark tone of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', Yes.

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* LighterAndSofter: After the dark tone of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', Yes.yes.
* MagicCountdown: Used on a detonator instead of an entire bomb (and since ScienceMarchesOn, the counter is digital). Bond disarms it right as the timer reaches zero.



* MoneyToThrowAway: "Rupees!"

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* MidairRepair: Bond is clinging to the outside of an airplane. Kamal Kahn sends Gobinda out to kill Bond before he disables both engines and kills them all.
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Smuggling stolen Faberge Eggs and murdering a British agent → nuclear sabotage, wiping out an American military base along with nearby cities and WW 3.
* MoneyToThrowAway: "Rupees!"After a wad of cash saves Bond from a dagger during a ChaseScene, he tosses the damaged dough aside, where it lands in a beggar's bowl. He finally evades his pursuers by throwing the rest of his gambling wins up in the air, causing the crowd to swarm across the road.



* MultiTrackDrifting: {{Inverted}} with a Mercedes-Benz sans its tires, which have been shot to pieces. Bond has to catch up with a circus train. Cue train approaching from the opposite direction. He, naturally, makes the jump before the inevitable collision. Mercedes-Benzes are not frequently made in track gauges, so the special effects crew had to improvise one.



* NiceKitty: Bond tells a tiger to "Sit". And it does.

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* NiceKitty: Bond tells commands a tiger to "Sit"."Sit!" (in Barbara Woodhouse's distinctive tone). And it does.



* NoMoreForMe: A drunken guard upon seeing a woman standing on an elephant's head.

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* NoMoreForMe: A drunken guard upon seeing looks over the wall and sees a woman standing on an elephant's head.couple of elephants and some female circus acrobats forming a human ladder. He looks at the bottle in his hand in confusion, before Octopussy knocks him out with some hurled bolas.



* NonViolentInitialConfrontation: The auction scene and backgammon game between Bond and Khan.



* PinnedToTheWall: An evil knife thrower pins Bond by his clothes to a wall and prepares to throw the final knife to Bonds's heart. Bond being Bond, this does not end well for the knife thrower.

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* PinnedToTheWall: An evil knife thrower Grishka pins Bond by his clothes to a wall and prepares to throw the final knife to Bonds's heart. Bond being Bond, this does not end well for the knife thrower.thrower.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: 009 is murdered in East Berlin. MI-6, suspecting Soviet involvement, calls in 007.



* PowerPerversionPotential: Bond uses the sophisticated camera in Q's lab to zoom in on a woman's cleavage. Vijay snickers; Q gets annoyed and orders him to quit fooling around.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Occurs when Bond shoots a Russian soldier dead, complete with surprised expression on the guard's face.
* PreventTheWar: {{Subverted}}. General Orlov wants to explode an atomic bomb in West Germany and blame U.S. carelessness with its nuclear arsenal, so that European populations will insist on unilateral disarmament, and therefore leave themselves exposed to a Soviet invasion. So, really, it's "prevent the ''peace''... lest it lead to an actual war."



* PursuedProtagonist: 009.

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* PursuedProtagonist: 009.009, in a clown costume, is pursued by Mischka and Grishka, before dying in the British Embassy with the Faberge Egg in his hand.



* RailroadTracksOfDoom: Almost for 007, ''definitely'' for Orlov.

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* RailroadTracksOfDoom: Almost for 007, ''definitely'' for Orlov.Bond is chasing Khan escaping by train when all the tyres of his Mercedes get shot off. He's in luck since the car's wheels are the exact same gauge of the track the train he is chasing is on; so he proceeds to move the car on to the track and drive on the set of rails next to the escaping train's. Some skidding later, he's making good progress when another train is rushing right at him, so he wisely hops off whilst the Merc gets ploughed right through by the train.



* SameLanguageDub: Following in the tradition of Creator/MichaelLonsdale in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' and Carole Bouquet in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', the late Louis Jourdan dubbed himself in the French language version of this film.


* BigBadDuumvirate: General Orlov and Kamal Khan.



* BedlahBabe: Some of Octopussy's female minions dress like this during the infiltration/attack against an enemy stronghold. Somewhat justified in that they're circus performers wearing their costumes, but it doesn't explain why they're dressed that way for a surprise attack on the villain's base, although a few of them use it as a ShowSomeLeg gambit to distract the guards..
* BodyBagTrick: Gobinda kills two of Kamal's mooks to preserve secrecy and Bond takes the place of the other one to escape the Monsoon Palace.

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* BedlahBabe: Some of Octopussy's female minions dress like this during the infiltration/attack against an enemy stronghold. Somewhat justified in that they're circus performers wearing their costumes, but it doesn't explain why they're dressed that way for a surprise attack on the villain's base, although a few of them use it as a ShowSomeLeg gambit to distract the guards..
guards.
* BigBadDuumvirate: General Orlov and Kamal Khan.
* BodyBagTrick: Gobinda kills two of Kamal's mooks to preserve secrecy and Bond takes pulls this off to sneak out of Kamal Khan's palace. He scares the place ''crap'' out of the other one to escape people carting the Monsoon Palace.supposed corpse off.



* BreakTheFake: General Orlav smashes a real (in-universe) Fabergé egg, having been inadvertently tricked by James Bond, who switched a real and a fake much earlier in the film. The jewelsmith flinches at the sight, but since Bond had planted a bug in the real one, it's not an entirely unproductive move on Orlov's part.
* {{Brownface}}: Kamal Khan, an exiled Afghan Prince, was played by the white Frenchman Creator/LouisJourdan; we are told that he is an Afghan, and thats it, no Brownface, no Ethnic Dress, no accent even.



* CarloadOfCoolKids: Bond encounters some of these. They drive off when he needs a ride to the circus [[spoiler: where an atomic bomb is about to be detonated]]. [[note]]Rumor has it that one of the extras is a young Gary Russell, former editor of ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine''.[[/note]]



* CatchAndReturn: This part of the twins' KnifeThrowingAct.

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* CatchAndReturn: This The knife-throwing twins this as part of the twins' KnifeThrowingAct.their circus act. Naturally it is later utilized in their fight against James Bond.



* CheatersNeverProsper: Similar to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', Bond beats Kamal at [[TabletopGame/{{Backgammon}} backgammon]] while revealing how he was cheating.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Similar to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', Bond beats subtly reveals Kamal Khan's attempts at [[TabletopGame/{{Backgammon}} backgammon]] while revealing how he was cheating.cheating in backgammon, beating him with his own loaded dice.
* CheckpointCharlie: The film partially takes place around the border sections near Karl-Marx-stadt (Chemnitz). 009 and General Orlov get killed trying to cross it.



* ChewingTheScenery: Orlov's ''glorious'' briefing scene at the beginning of the movie.
* CircusOfFear

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* ChewingTheScenery: Orlov's ''glorious'' Points have to be given to Creator/StevenBerkoff as General Orlov through combining this with the speech patterns of Creator/WilliamShatner and a ludicrously [[JustAStupidAccent over-the-top Russian accent]] to turn a simple military briefing scene at into a gloriously hammy [[CharacterFilibuster rant against Western decadence and spinelessness]], not to mention [[CallingTheOldManOut calling out his top colleague as a coward]] for not following his [[EvilPlan maniacal plan]].
** This is actually fairly standard for Berkoff. His whole idea of theatre is that it has to be overstated, over
the beginning of the movie.
top acting.
* CircusOfFearCircusOfFear: Octopussy uses a circus as a cover for her criminal activities as well as using circus acrobats and aerialists to commit crimes for her, while General Orlov plants a nuke in her circus. Not necessarily evil, but initially misguided.



* DiabolicalMastermind: The main villains are a Russian general, and an Afghan smuggler and prince living in India, respectively.
* DirtyCommunists: General Orlov is a full-fledged communist villain seeking to be a hero of Soviet Union, but General Gogol contrasts this by investigating him in unwitting parallel to Bond's mission. The result of that was Gogol attempted to arrest Orlov before the East German border guards shot the renegade general dead and it's fairly obvious that if Gogol had learned Orlov's whole scheme, he would have raced to warn NATO.



* TheDragon: Gobinda to Kamal Khan, Magda to Octopussy.



* TheDragon: Gobinda to Kamal Khan, Magda to Octopussy.
* DramaticChaseOpening: Following the opening credits, we cut to 009 on the run from the knife-throwing twins.



* EggMacguffin (of the Faberge variety).

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* EggMacguffin (of EasyComeEasyGo: Bond wins a lot of money beating Kamal Khan at backgammon, but then loses it all during a car chase. In the Faberge variety).first instance, an enormous wad of rupees in his jacket pocket protected him from a large dagger, and in the second, he had to throw the winnings at a throng of people to make them crowd and block his pursuers' path. He quotes the trope name verbatim.
* EggMacguffin: The forged (and real) Fabergé egg in the first half.
* EiffelTowerEffect: There is a shot of Bond's helicopter flying in front of the Taj Mahal, although Agra is not on the way to his destination. The director felt that he needed to insert a shot of the Taj Mahal because it was so beautiful, and they were in India anyway.
* EscalatingWar: Orlov's plan to invade Western Europe is villified by the Politburo. Gogol and another official state that the Soviet military is for defending the Motherland.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Upon hearing about Orlov's power-hungry plans to invade NATO, Gogol and the Soviet Politburo immediately react with disgust, knowing that it's tantamount to war and would leave no victors on both sides. Gogol even [[YoureInsane calls him out for this]].



* EveryoneHasStandards: Upon hearing about Orlov's power-hungry plans to invade NATO, Gogol and the Soviet Politburo immediately react with disgust, knowing that it's tantamount to war and would leave no victors on both sides. Gogol even [[YoureInsane calls him out for this]].
* ExplodingFishTanks: This time the fishtanks get their revenge! When the title character is targeted by assassins her pet blue-ringed octopus (who's clearly watched ''{{Film/Alien}}'') facehugs a thug to death after its tank gets broken during the struggle.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Upon hearing about Orlov's power-hungry plans EvilPlan: General Orlov wants to invade NATO, Gogol detonate a nuclear warhead on an American base (making it seem like an American accident), forcing the US to pull out of Europe and the leaving it vulnerable to Soviet Politburo immediately react conquest. He is in a BigBadDuumvirate with disgust, knowing Kamal Khan who is getting paid for it, and hopes to kill Octopussy in the process and take over her organization afterwards.
* ExcuseMeComingThrough: {{Subverted}} when James Bond cleverly throws money to the crowd so
that it's tantamount to war and would leave no victors on both sides. Gogol even [[YoureInsane calls him out for this]].
they don't scatter before the people chasing him.
* ExplodingFishTanks: This time the fishtanks get their revenge! When the title character Octopussy is targeted by assassins shown feeding her pet blue-ringed poisonous blue-ring octopus (who's clearly watched ''{{Film/Alien}}'') facehugs a thug to death after its tank gets broken during early in the struggle.film. Later, the aquarium is destroyed when James Bond rams an assassin's head into it (and said assassin ends up with the octopus wrapped around his face).



* FalseFlagOperation: General Orlov attempts to smuggle in and detonate a nuclear bomb on a US military base in West Germany. Since there will be no detected missile launch, he hopes it will be assumed the explosion was an accident and that the European powers will respond by demanding removal/disarming of all stockpiled nuclear weapons. Once they are gone, Orlov plans to launch a massive land-based invasion of Western Europe, confident that without nukes, NATO will be powerless to stop him.
* FatalFlaw: General Orlov's HairTriggerTemper causes him to snap at people while arguing with them, seen most prominently in his confrontations with both General Gogol and James Bond. And he was also an insane psychopath, not caring that millions would die in the ensuing mayhem due to his plan to invade Western Europe, and had a manic fixation of the Warsaw Pact gaining full control of Europe and isolating the United States. Add in the fact that he clearly doesn't understand that the United States would retaliate equally, resulting in World War III, which would basically leave no winners.
* FemmeFatalons:



* GeneralRipper: Orlov.

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* GeneralRipper: Orlov. An unprovoked peacetime nuking of West Germany is just ''step one'' of his grandiose plan.


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* GivingThemTheStrip: Magda uses a combination of this with Bedsheet Ladder to escape from Bond: she ties one end of the sari she's wearing to a balustrade and jumps off the balcony, "riding" the garment down to safety as it unravels.


* AdaptationAmalgamation: The film combines plot elements from the short stories "Octopussy" and "The Property of a Lady".



* AllPartOfTheShow: Bond's antics in the clown makeup is mistaken for being part of the show. Given that he's trying to warn people of a nuclear bomb, this is a problem.
* AnimalReactionShot: A camel does one after Bond and Vijay jump their minicab over its head.

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* AfterActionPatchUp: After the final action set-piece, Bond is seen recuperating from his wounds in a large rowboat, and Octopussy comes along to check up on him, where it's revealed he isn't ''that'' badly injured...
* AllPartOfTheShow: Bond's antics in the Bond disguises himself as a clown makeup is mistaken for being part of the show. Given to escape pursuit, but then struggles to convince circus goers that he's trying to warn people of there really is a nuclear bomb, this is a problem.
weapon about to detonate unless he can get to it.
* AnimalReactionShot: A camel does one after Bond and Vijay jump their minicab over its head.AmazonBrigade: Octopussy's circus troupe.



* AmazonBrigade: Octopussy's army.

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* AmazonBrigade: Octopussy's army.AnimalReactionShot: A camel does one after Bond and Vijay jump their minicab over its head.



* {{Auction}}: Bond enters one to seek out the one who is interested in this Fabergé egg business.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Kamal Khan is an exiled Afghan prince living in India, but is in cahoots with General Orlov, who wants to trigger a nuclear war in Western Europe. To finance their Evil Plan, the duo hatch a scheme to generate funds by stealing jewelry from the Kremlin's state armoury and selling them on the black market, while replacing them with fakes. Using Octopussy's circus troupe as a cover, they then plan to smuggle a bomb into a US military base in West Germany and detonate it, hoping that NATO would be disbanded and that this would enable the Warsaw Pact to invade and conquer Western Europe without fear of retaliation. In turn, Kamal Khan, who is getting paid from the sale of the jewelry, hopes to kill Octopussy in the process and take over her organization afterwards.
* {{Auction}}: Bond enters one to seek out attends an auction at Sotheby's for a Faberge egg. Besides driving up the one who price to see how badly Khan wants it, he also manages to palm the thing and substitute a fake. This section of the film is interested based on the short story "The Property of a Lady", which has a somewhat different outcome.
* AwardBaitSong: "All Time High", sung by Rita Coolidge.
* BananaRepublic: TheTeaser takes place
in this Fabergé egg business.Cuba, where Col. Toro's latest-generation fighter jet gets destroyed by Bond.
* BanisterSlide: Bond slides down a banister while firing a Kalashnikov rifle, saw the newel post at the end, and blew it off just in time to avoid a ballistic groin impairment.



* BedlahBabe: Some of Octopussy's female minions dress like this during the infiltration/attack against an enemy stronghold. Somewhat justified in that they're circus performers wearing their costumes, but it doesn't explain why they're dressed that way for a surprise attack on the villain's base, although a few of them use it as a ShowSomeLeg gambit to distract the guards..



* {{Bookends}}: The film starts with 009 in a clown costume and winds up with 007 in a clown costume.

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* {{Bookends}}: BookEnds: The film starts with 009 in a clown costume and winds up with 007 in a clown costume.



* AGlassInTheHand: Gobinda and the dice.

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* AGlassInTheHand: Not quite a glass but the same general idea: Gobinda and the dice.crushes dice in his hand.


The unofficial Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', with Creator/SeanConnery, came out the same year. ''Octopussy'' grossed slightly more, and there hasn't been a Bond film from any company other than Eon Productions since.

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The unofficial non-EON Productions Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', with Creator/SeanConnery, [[DuelingWorks came out the same year. year]]. ''Octopussy'' grossed slightly more, and there hasn't been a Bond film from any company other than Eon EON Productions since.

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