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** One of the notable camera shots in the Macau casino shows [[ConspicuousCG decorative giant komodo dragons]] in an ideal fighting area. ''It doesn't take a screenwriter to figure out that someone is getting eaten in a few minutes.''

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** One of the notable camera shots in the Macau casino shows [[ConspicuousCG decorative giant komodo dragons]] dragons in an ideal fighting area. ''It doesn't take a screenwriter to figure out that someone is getting eaten in a few minutes.''


->''[[EarWorm Let the sky faaaaaaaaaaaall...]] [[Music/{{Adele}} When it crum-baaaaaaaaaaaaals...]]''

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->''[[EarWorm ->''[[Music/{{Adele}} Let the sky faaaaaaaaaaaall...]] [[Music/{{Adele}} faaaaaaaaaaaall... When it crum-baaaaaaaaaaaaals...]]''

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Followed by ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', a {{sequel}} that picks up where the film left off.

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* StandaloneEpisode: The film is mostly self-contained. It can be watched independently from the other films of the Daniel Craig era.

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* BigFancyHouse: What the titular Skyfall turns out to be, though it really isn't all that fancy.


* FedToTheBeast: In Macau, Bond falls into a pit of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komodo_dragon Komodo dragons]] with one of Silva's mooks. Said mook tries to kill him with the palmprint gun and fails to do so. He is then dragged into the shadow and eaten by one of the lizards.

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* FedToTheBeast: In Macau, Bond falls into a pit of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komodo_dragon Komodo dragons]] with one of Silva's mooks. Said mook tries to kill him with the palmprint gun and fails to do so. He is then dragged into the shadow shadows and eaten by one of the lizards.


** M gave Silva to the Chinese to save 6 agents, but in the process caused Silva's StartOfDarkness, leading him to kill dozens of MI6 staff later on.

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** M gave Silva to the Chinese to save 6 agents, but in the process caused Silva's StartOfDarkness, leading him to kill dozens of MI6 [=MI6=] staff later on.


After an operation in Istanbul to recover an [[MacGuffin encrypted hard drive]] containing the identities of every active undercover UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} agent ends in disaster, Bond goes missing. With a top agent presumed dead and the information he sought to save sitting in the wrong hands, UsefulNotes/MI6 [[BigGood section chief]] M comes under [[HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee government review]] for her handling of the situation. But when [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs a terrorist attack targets MI6's headquarters]], Bond [[BackFromTheDead returns]] to track down the man responsible: Raoul Silva, a dangerous cyberterrorist with a [[ItsPersonal personal grudge]] against M.

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After an operation in Istanbul to recover an [[MacGuffin encrypted hard drive]] containing the identities of every active undercover UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} agent ends in disaster, Bond goes missing. With a top agent presumed dead and the information he sought to save sitting in the wrong hands, UsefulNotes/MI6 [[BigGood section chief]] M comes under [[HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee government review]] for her handling of the situation. But when [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs a terrorist attack targets MI6's [=MI6=]'s headquarters]], Bond [[BackFromTheDead returns]] to track down the man responsible: Raoul Silva, a dangerous cyberterrorist with a [[ItsPersonal personal grudge]] against M.


After an operation in Istanbul to recover an [[MacGuffin encrypted hard drive]] containing the identities of every active undercover UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} agent ends in disaster, Bond goes missing. With a top agent presumed dead and the information he sought to save sitting in the wrong hands, {{MI6}} [[BigGood section chief]] M comes under [[HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee government review]] for her handling of the situation. But when [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs a terrorist attack targets MI6's headquarters]], Bond [[BackFromTheDead returns]] to track down the man responsible: Raoul Silva, a dangerous cyberterrorist with a [[ItsPersonal personal grudge]] against M.

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After an operation in Istanbul to recover an [[MacGuffin encrypted hard drive]] containing the identities of every active undercover UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} agent ends in disaster, Bond goes missing. With a top agent presumed dead and the information he sought to save sitting in the wrong hands, {{MI6}} UsefulNotes/MI6 [[BigGood section chief]] M comes under [[HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee government review]] for her handling of the situation. But when [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs a terrorist attack targets MI6's headquarters]], Bond [[BackFromTheDead returns]] to track down the man responsible: Raoul Silva, a dangerous cyberterrorist with a [[ItsPersonal personal grudge]] against M.



* ActionGirl: MI6 field agent Eve. Bonus points for her being [[spoiler:[[SexySecretary Miss Moneypenny]]]].

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* ActionGirl: MI6 [=MI6=] field agent Eve. Bonus points for her being [[spoiler:[[SexySecretary Miss Moneypenny]]]].



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: After his agent steals the encrypted hard drive in the prologue, Silva blows up MI6 headquarters remotely to further humiliate M.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: After his agent steals the encrypted hard drive in the prologue, Silva blows up MI6 [=MI6=] headquarters remotely to further humiliate M.



** Silva's EvilPlan exploits various MI-6 protocols to further itself. [[spoiler:Silva knows that MI6 will eventually identify and arrest him, so he spends years planning around his inevitable capture; come the day of his escape, he counter-hacks MI6 and abuses M's overconfidence to close in and assassinate her.]]

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** Silva's EvilPlan exploits various MI-6 protocols to further itself. [[spoiler:Silva knows that MI6 [=MI6=] will eventually identify and arrest him, so he spends years planning around his inevitable capture; come the day of his escape, he counter-hacks MI6 [=MI6=] and abuses M's overconfidence to close in and assassinate her.]]



* BreakTheHaughty: Q, courtesy of Silva, while Silva's in MI6 ''custody''.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Q, courtesy of Silva, while Silva's in MI6 [=MI6=] ''custody''.



* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: For the film's climax, James uses a classic Aston Martin [=DB5=] because unlike most of MI6's other vehicles, it lacks any computerized tracking equipment that Silva could use against him. [[spoiler:Not to mention the very same machine guns it had in ''Goldfinger''.]]

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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: For the film's climax, James uses a classic Aston Martin [=DB5=] because unlike most of MI6's [=MI6=]'s other vehicles, it lacks any computerized tracking equipment that Silva could use against him. [[spoiler:Not to mention the very same machine guns it had in ''Goldfinger''.]]



* CanonCharacterAllAlong: MI6 agent Eve reveals her last name at the end: [[spoiler:Moneypenny]].

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* CanonCharacterAllAlong: MI6 [=MI6=] agent Eve reveals her last name at the end: [[spoiler:Moneypenny]].



* ChekhovsGunman: Played with regarding [[spoiler:Mallory. Savvy viewers will be able to work out that he's being set up for something, so it's heavily suggested he's a MoleInCharge to throw us off the scent as to how Silva gets into MI6's systems. In fact, he's destined to be the replacement for M.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Played with regarding [[spoiler:Mallory. Savvy viewers will be able to work out that he's being set up for something, so it's heavily suggested he's a MoleInCharge to throw us off the scent as to how Silva gets into MI6's [=MI6=]'s systems. In fact, he's destined to be the replacement for M.]]



* CompositeCharacter: Silva combines elements of Alec Trevelyan (a former MI6 agent), Boris Grishenko (a genius-level hacker) and Elektra King (emotionally damaged after M, whom she views as a quasi-maternal figure, leaves her at the mercy of her captors, and wants to [[spoiler:humiliate and murder M in revenge, using Bond as the tool to reach the older woman]]).

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* CompositeCharacter: Silva combines elements of Alec Trevelyan (a former MI6 [=MI6=] agent), Boris Grishenko (a genius-level hacker) and Elektra King (emotionally damaged after M, whom she views as a quasi-maternal figure, leaves her at the mercy of her captors, and wants to [[spoiler:humiliate and murder M in revenge, using Bond as the tool to reach the older woman]]).



*** Silva's first line, "Hello, James" mirrors Alec Trevelyan's introductory line. And like him, he's an ex-MI6 agent gone rogue. In fact, as noted by the Agony Booth, Silva seems to combine many traits of ''two'' of the film’s villains--Trevelyan and Boris Grishenko (expert hacker).
*** In ''[=GoldenEye=]'', M makes a remark about how unlike the American government, the British government prefers not to get its bad news from CNN. In the North American and British releases, Bond learns of the MI6 bombing via Wolf Blitzer.

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*** Silva's first line, "Hello, James" mirrors Alec Trevelyan's introductory line. And like him, he's an ex-MI6 ex-[=MI6=] agent gone rogue. In fact, as noted by the Agony Booth, Silva seems to combine many traits of ''two'' of the film’s villains--Trevelyan and Boris Grishenko (expert hacker).
*** In ''[=GoldenEye=]'', M makes a remark about how unlike the American government, the British government prefers not to get its bad news from CNN. In the North American and British releases, Bond learns of the MI6 [=MI6=] bombing via Wolf Blitzer.



*** The explosion that takes out MI6 is very reminiscent of the one in the other film's opening sequence.

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*** The explosion that takes out MI6 [=MI6=] is very reminiscent of the one in the other film's opening sequence.



*** At the end of the film, MI6 moves into the same Universal Exports offices seen in the Connery, Lazenby, Moore and Dalton movies (the padded doorway leading into Mallory!!M's office is a telltale cue).
*** Silva [[spoiler:worked for MI6 in Hong Kong in the late 80s-mid 90s, the same time period that the Bond franchise stalled. Hong Kong was meant to be the setting for Creator/TimothyDalton's third film before it went into DevelopmentHell.]]

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*** At the end of the film, MI6 [=MI6=] moves into the same Universal Exports offices seen in the Connery, Lazenby, Moore and Dalton movies (the padded doorway leading into Mallory!!M's office is a telltale cue).
*** Silva [[spoiler:worked for MI6 [=MI6=] in Hong Kong in the late 80s-mid 90s, the same time period that the Bond franchise stalled. Hong Kong was meant to be the setting for Creator/TimothyDalton's third film before it went into DevelopmentHell.]]



* TheCracker: Silva moves forward with a lot of his plans by hacking into a massive amount of networks including MI6.

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* TheCracker: Silva moves forward with a lot of his plans by hacking into a massive amount of networks including MI6.[=MI6=].



** The film questions the effectiveness of Bond and MI6 in the modern age, only to decide that men like Bond will always be needed.

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** The film questions the effectiveness of Bond and MI6 [=MI6=] in the modern age, only to decide that men like Bond will always be needed.



* DentedIron: A recurring theme. The effectiveness of the aging Bond, M, Mallory, MI6, Bond's family manor, and [[VestigialEmpire Britain itself]] are all questioned, only for all of them to prove to be considerably tougher than they look. Then there's this {{subtext}}-laden remark about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fighting_Temeraire a painting]] in the National Gallery:

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* DentedIron: A recurring theme. The effectiveness of the aging Bond, M, Mallory, MI6, [=MI6=], Bond's family manor, and [[VestigialEmpire Britain itself]] are all questioned, only for all of them to prove to be considerably tougher than they look. Then there's this {{subtext}}-laden remark about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fighting_Temeraire a painting]] in the National Gallery:



* DueToTheDead: The lack of ceremony accorded to dead spies is mentioned several times -- all they get is their real name engraved into a remembrance wall. Similarly, after [[spoiler:M's death]], none of the flags in the area around MI6's headquarters are at half mast, and both Eve and Bond comment on the lack of ceremony.

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* DueToTheDead: The lack of ceremony accorded to dead spies is mentioned several times -- all they get is their real name engraved into a remembrance wall. Similarly, after [[spoiler:M's death]], none of the flags in the area around MI6's [=MI6=]'s headquarters are at half mast, and both Eve and Bond comment on the lack of ceremony.



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The replacement MI6 offices in underground London, like a British equivalent to ''Series/TwentyFour'''s CTU.

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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The replacement MI6 [=MI6=] offices in underground London, like a British equivalent to ''Series/TwentyFour'''s CTU.



** Bond, when [[spoiler:Silva hacks the security at MI6 ''indirectly''.]]

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** Bond, when [[spoiler:Silva hacks the security at MI6 [=MI6=] ''indirectly''.]]



** Bond fails at every objective he has during the movie: he loses the MI6 hard drive; allows an assassin to kill a politician; fails to get information from said assassin; fails to protect the mole; [[spoiler:falls into Silva's trap; fails to stop Silva escaping; fails to stop several deaths in Parliament; loses Skyfall Manor; kills Silva instead of letting him rot in prison; and finally fails to protect M.]] The only positive thing that can be said is that he survives. In a sense, this is exactly the way Ian Fleming first conceived of Bond.

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** Bond fails at every objective he has during the movie: he loses the MI6 [=MI6=] hard drive; allows an assassin to kill a politician; fails to get information from said assassin; fails to protect the mole; [[spoiler:falls into Silva's trap; fails to stop Silva escaping; fails to stop several deaths in Parliament; loses Skyfall Manor; kills Silva instead of letting him rot in prison; and finally fails to protect M.]] The only positive thing that can be said is that he survives. In a sense, this is exactly the way Ian Fleming first conceived of Bond.



* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Silva was an ex-MI6 agent.]]

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* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Silva was an ex-MI6 ex-[=MI6=] agent.]]



* GambitRoulette: Despite being years in the making, exploiting MI6 protocols, and having a fairly simple end goal, Silva's plan relies heavily on the assumption that no one will just [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shoot him in the head]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks fail to follow protocol]].

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* GambitRoulette: Despite being years in the making, exploiting MI6 [=MI6=] protocols, and having a fairly simple end goal, Silva's plan relies heavily on the assumption that no one will just [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shoot him in the head]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks fail to follow protocol]].



* GilliganCut: A reference is made to MI6's enemies existing "in the shadows". Cut to Bond sailing towards Silva's island on a sunlit ocean.

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* GilliganCut: A reference is made to MI6's [=MI6=]'s enemies existing "in the shadows". Cut to Bond sailing towards Silva's island on a sunlit ocean.



* HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee: For her part in losing the MacGuffin and other recent attacks on MI6 and their allies in NATO, M faces a public hearing in front of a government committee near the middle of the film.

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* HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee: For her part in losing the MacGuffin and other recent attacks on MI6 [=MI6=] and their allies in NATO, M faces a public hearing in front of a government committee near the middle of the film.



* HollywoodHacking: Both Q and Silva. Silva can turn on the gas main in MI6 via computer, somehow, though this ''is'' technically possible. [[note]]In real life, the CIA did something similar to a Siberian pipeline in the 1980's albeit with a pre planted "logic bomb". Plus it is theoretically possible to remotely disrupt utility infrastructure by interfering with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems built into the utility pipeline by having someone physically interfere with the offline device and set it to cause the effects required, triggered by remote. But this requires a ''lot'' of work.[[/note]]

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* HollywoodHacking: Both Q and Silva. Silva can turn on the gas main in MI6 [=MI6=] via computer, somehow, though this ''is'' technically possible. [[note]]In real life, the CIA did something similar to a Siberian pipeline in the 1980's albeit with a pre planted "logic bomb". Plus it is theoretically possible to remotely disrupt utility infrastructure by interfering with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems built into the utility pipeline by having someone physically interfere with the offline device and set it to cause the effects required, triggered by remote. But this requires a ''lot'' of work.[[/note]]



** Come on, Q. You should know not to [[spoiler:hook the computer of RogueAgent and [[HollywoodHacking Hollywood Hacker]] Silva into MI6's network]].

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** Come on, Q. You should know not to [[spoiler:hook the computer of RogueAgent and [[HollywoodHacking Hollywood Hacker]] Silva into MI6's [=MI6=]'s network]].



** Bond [[spoiler:plants a file in the MI6 system to make Silva think that M is at Skyfall manor so he can ambush him. Then he actually takes M to Skyfall manor with only himself and an old gamekeeper for protection. Silva brings 7 or 8 guys (which was the best case scenario for Bond) and M winds up dead.]]

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** Bond [[spoiler:plants a file in the MI6 [=MI6=] system to make Silva think that M is at Skyfall manor so he can ambush him. Then he actually takes M to Skyfall manor with only himself and an old gamekeeper for protection. Silva brings 7 or 8 guys (which was the best case scenario for Bond) and M winds up dead.]]



* IronLady: M is the lady in charge of MI6 and makes an early hard call that has consequences for the rest of the film.

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* IronLady: M is the lady in charge of MI6 [=MI6=] and makes an early hard call that has consequences for the rest of the film.



** Q, played by Creator/BenWhishaw, the new MI6 quartermaster.

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** Q, played by Creator/BenWhishaw, the new MI6 [=MI6=] quartermaster.



** Q's attempt to decrypt Silva's computer by plugging it into [=MI6=]'s network ends up releasing a virus that opens every door in MI6's new base, allowing Silva to escape.
** [[spoiler:Bond takes M to Skyfall without the knowledge of MI6 to keep her safe and fight Silva on his own terms. Despite a heroic effort, it doesn't end well.]]

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** Q's attempt to decrypt Silva's computer by plugging it into [=MI6=]'s network ends up releasing a virus that opens every door in MI6's [=MI6=]'s new base, allowing Silva to escape.
** [[spoiler:Bond takes M to Skyfall without the knowledge of MI6 [=MI6=] to keep her safe and fight Silva on his own terms. Despite a heroic effort, it doesn't end well.]]



** BigBad Silva has been locked up inside the MI6 HQ and Bond and Q are analysing his laptop. It looks like the good guys are finally one step ahead. Then every door in the base starts opening. Q's reaction is priceless.
*** Especially when he notices that [[spoiler:he ''himself'' had a part in all this, by plugging the laptop into the MI6 network.]]

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** BigBad Silva has been locked up inside the MI6 [=MI6=] HQ and Bond and Q are analysing his laptop. It looks like the good guys are finally one step ahead. Then every door in the base starts opening. Q's reaction is priceless.
*** Especially when he notices that [[spoiler:he ''himself'' had a part in all this, by plugging the laptop into the MI6 [=MI6=] network.]]



* OlderIsBetter: The underlining conflict in the film is if the old MI6 and the double Os are still relevant in the modern, digital world of new threats. [[spoiler:The climax of the film is Bond using this trope, such as using [[CoolCar the classic Bond car from the 60's]] since it doesn't have a tracking device, a break open rifle, and simple booby traps.]]

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* OlderIsBetter: The underlining conflict in the film is if the old MI6 [=MI6=] and the double Os are still relevant in the modern, digital world of new threats. [[spoiler:The climax of the film is Bond using this trope, such as using [[CoolCar the classic Bond car from the 60's]] since it doesn't have a tracking device, a break open rifle, and simple booby traps.]]



* PlayAlongPrisoner: Bond captures BigBad Silva and puts him in a cell in MI6 headquarters three quarters of the way through the film. Silva promptly escapes.

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* PlayAlongPrisoner: Bond captures BigBad Silva and puts him in a cell in MI6 [=MI6=] headquarters three quarters of the way through the film. Silva promptly escapes.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The Government Minister on the [[HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee committee M is hauled before]] gives a (mostly off-screen) CharacterFilibuster about how useless and outdated MI6 is. M's response to her (in the form of a Tennyson quotation), fortunately, is ''beautiful'', and it helps that all of M's points are proven correct, like, five seconds later when Silva barges into the courtroom and begins shooting.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The Government Minister on the [[HauledBeforeASenateSubCommittee committee M is hauled before]] gives a (mostly off-screen) CharacterFilibuster about how useless and outdated MI6 [=MI6=] is. M's response to her (in the form of a Tennyson quotation), fortunately, is ''beautiful'', and it helps that all of M's points are proven correct, like, five seconds later when Silva barges into the courtroom and begins shooting.



* RevisitingTheRoots: This film accomplishes this for the whole franchise. Besides the reintroduction of Q [[spoiler:by the end of film, MI6 has moved into the Universal Exports offices from the older films, Moneypenny is reintroduced and there's a new (male) M.]]

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* RevisitingTheRoots: This film accomplishes this for the whole franchise. Besides the reintroduction of Q [[spoiler:by the end of film, MI6 [=MI6=] has moved into the Universal Exports offices from the older films, Moneypenny is reintroduced and there's a new (male) M.]]



** Raoul Silva, a former MI6 agent out to destroy M after she screwed him over years earlier. While he was still an MI6 agent, he was carrying out unauthorized cyber-attacks on the Chinese.
** For the final act, Bond kidnaps M and enlists Q and Tanner to (unofficially and without any authorization at all) help him bait Silva into fighting Bond on his own turf. Illustrated by Tanner having a beer in MI6 headquarters while they go about their work. But Mallory approves of their actions, so it's probably not necessarily a case of "going rogue" so much as "working 'off the books'".

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** Raoul Silva, a former MI6 [=MI6=] agent out to destroy M after she screwed him over years earlier. While he was still an MI6 [=MI6=] agent, he was carrying out unauthorized cyber-attacks on the Chinese.
** For the final act, Bond kidnaps M and enlists Q and Tanner to (unofficially and without any authorization at all) help him bait Silva into fighting Bond on his own turf. Illustrated by Tanner having a beer in MI6 [=MI6=] headquarters while they go about their work. But Mallory approves of their actions, so it's probably not necessarily a case of "going rogue" so much as "working 'off the books'".



** While imprisoned by MI6, Silva [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this by demanding M say his real name. M, however, [[DefiedTrope has none of it]].

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** While imprisoned by MI6, [=MI6=], Silva [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this by demanding M say his real name. M, however, [[DefiedTrope has none of it]].



** The Tennyson poem was also quoted at the eulogy for real life diplomat and MI6 controller Daphne Park.
** [[spoiler:The FreezeFrameBonus that reveals M's name as Olivia Mansfield is a reference to Captain Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming, aka C, who was the first Chief of the RealLife MI6]].

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** The Tennyson poem was also quoted at the eulogy for real life diplomat and MI6 [=MI6=] controller Daphne Park.
** [[spoiler:The FreezeFrameBonus that reveals M's name as Olivia Mansfield is a reference to Captain Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming, aka C, who was the first Chief of the RealLife MI6]].[=MI6=]]].



* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:The little Union Jack bulldog figurine seen on M's desk, which survives the destruction of MI6 headquarters, is later left to Bond in M's will. Given Bond absolutely hated the thing, it was meant as a final joke by M.]]

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* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:The little Union Jack bulldog figurine seen on M's desk, which survives the destruction of MI6 [=MI6=] headquarters, is later left to Bond in M's will. Given Bond absolutely hated the thing, it was meant as a final joke by M.]]



* {{Unperson}}: M tells Silva she intends to have his real name struck off the MI6 memorial wall, likely the only place his service was ever officially acknowledged. He looks appropriately appalled at the thought.

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* {{Unperson}}: M tells Silva she intends to have his real name struck off the MI6 [=MI6=] memorial wall, likely the only place his service was ever officially acknowledged. He looks appropriately appalled at the thought.



* WeHaveBecomeComplacent: When asked if MI6 is relevant to the modern world, M responds that there should be an even greater focus on espionage to battle increasingly decentralized modern threats.

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* WeHaveBecomeComplacent: When asked if MI6 [=MI6=] is relevant to the modern world, M responds that there should be an even greater focus on espionage to battle increasingly decentralized modern threats.



** The list of NATO agents is never really brought up again after Silva finally appears on screen. Was it released? Did MI6 recover it when they captured Silva?

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** The list of NATO agents is never really brought up again after Silva finally appears on screen. Was it released? Did MI6 [=MI6=] recover it when they captured Silva?



* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: Discussed. M's [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Government Inquiry]] [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow questions the need for]] MI6 in a post-UsefulNotes/ColdWar world. M responds that MI6 is needed more than ever to battle far more disperse and elusive modern enemies - as shown by Silva's usage of new tech to hack and harass MI6.

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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: Discussed. M's [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Government Inquiry]] [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow questions the need for]] MI6 [=MI6=] in a post-UsefulNotes/ColdWar world. M responds that MI6 [=MI6=] is needed more than ever to battle far more disperse and elusive modern enemies - as shown by Silva's usage of new tech to hack and harass MI6.[=MI6=].


** James uses the hunting rifle of his father Andrew Bond to fight off Silva's mooks early on in the climax. [[RealityEnsues He then, quite sensibly, discards it to pick up a modern G36 assault rifle from one of the Mooks he killed with it.]]

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** James uses the hunting rifle of his father Andrew Bond to fight off Silva's mooks early on in the climax. [[RealityEnsues He then, quite sensibly, discards it to pick up a modern G36 [=HK416=] assault rifle from one of the Mooks he killed with it.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Bond sees Patrice shoot at least two people before their fight, so we don't feel too bad when he [[DisneyVillainDeath falls to his death]] shortly afterwards.

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* ShadowArchetype: Silva is basically an anti-Bond. He possesses similar skills and tactics, has a similar past, and was also screwed by M. What sets them apart is that Bond forgave his adopted "mother" and remains loyal to her, while Silva went rogue and is attempting to kill her. The nature of Bond's job as a spy/killer means that he is basically being eaten alive from the inside out by guilt, and he knows that he is basically forfeiting his soul in the name of patriotism, but he can hold himself together, whereas Silva snapped when put to the same test.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The "depleted uranium" shells used by Patrice sure sound cool -- especially since an actual US Military aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, is built around a [[GatlingGood massive gun]] that fires such rounds -- but if scaled down to the size of the Glock 18 he's actually seen using, they wouldn't accomplish much.


* JustTrainWrong:
** On the Tube part of the chase following Silva's escape, part of it supposedly happens on the District Line, a subsurface Tube line (with wider cars and multiple lines sharing the same tracks and platforms), but the train shown is one of deep-tube 1996 Stock used by the Jubilee Line. The scenes were shot on the closed Charing Cross branch of the Jubilee Line, which along with Aldwych is one of two common filming locations for productions that allow them to shoot without interrupting service.

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* JustTrainWrong:
** On the
JustTrainWrong: The whole Tube part of the chase following that follows Silva's escape, part of escape.
**For starters,
it supposedly happens takes place on the District Line, a subsurface Tube Jubilee line (with wider cars and multiple lines sharing the same tracks and platforms), but the train shown is one of deep-tube [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Au_Morandarte_Flickr_DSC00076_%2810112746033%29.jpg 1996 Stock used by Stock]] that's dressed to look like a District line train. The District line uses [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Amersham_station_MMB_18_S_Stock.jpg S Stock]] trains (and at the Jubilee Line. The time of filming, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/D78_West_Ham.jpg D78 Stock]] trains), which are much wider and larger.
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scenes were shot on the closed Charing Cross platforms and stub branch of the Jubilee Line, line, which along with Aldwych is one of two common filming locations for productions that allow them to shoot without interrupting service.[[note]]The Jubilee line platforms at Charing Cross were closed in November 1999 when it was bypassed in favor of a new modern extension that took the line through Waterloo, Canary Wharf, North Greenwich and ultimately, a new eastern terminus of Stratford[[/note]]


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