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* The Daniel Craig movies often show Bond boating in his spare time, and in ''Film/NoTimeToDie'', he takes up fishing (from a boat) during his retirement. Something rarely mentioned in the original movies is that James Bond started his government career as an officer in the Royal Navy, where he earned the rank of Commander. Once a sailor, always a sailor.


* Bond's game of choice is baccarat, which relies more on luck than skill. Of course he'd excel at it - the key to his success is that he's the luckiest son of a bitch in the world.



* A meta example. ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', and ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' being so similar in plotline is likely because the late [[https://www.thewrap.com/lewis-gilbert-james-bond-moonraker-you-only-live-twice-director-dies-at-97/ Lewis Gilbert]] directed all three.

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* A meta example. ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', and ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' being so similar in plotline is likely because the late [[https://www.thewrap.com/lewis-gilbert-james-bond-moonraker-you-only-live-twice-director-dies-at-97/ Lewis Gilbert]] Creator/LewisGilbert directed all three.


* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Vesper casually states that [=MI6=] prefers to recruit orphans without stating why. The implication is that with no family to have emotional ties to, a potential Double-O Agent not only has no worries about them being kidnapped and used as leverage against them, but he also sees [=MI6=]/England as a substitute parental figure.

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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Vesper casually states that [=MI6=] prefers to recruit orphans without stating why. The implication is that with no family to have emotional ties to, a potential Double-O Agent not only has no worries about them being kidnapped and used as leverage against them, but he also sees [=MI6=]/England [=MI6=] as a substitute parental figure.



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** Traditional Public Schools like Eton usually admit pupils from what is now year 9, i.e. age 13/14, with the years 3-8 being covered by a Prep (preparatory) School.


*** Although this does still add up, since [[spoilers: Vesper betrayed him and broke his heart. He made up the drink and named it after her, it makes sense why he wouldn't drink it anymore after that experience. Drinking a Vesper would only remind him of the pain, so regular vodka martinis are just his replacement.]]

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*** Although this does still add up, since [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Vesper betrayed him and broke his heart. He made up the drink and named it after her, it makes sense why he wouldn't drink it anymore after that experience. Drinking a Vesper would only remind him of the pain, so regular vodka martinis are just his replacement.]]

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*** Although this does still add up, since [[spoilers: Vesper betrayed him and broke his heart. He made up the drink and named it after her, it makes sense why he wouldn't drink it anymore after that experience. Drinking a Vesper would only remind him of the pain, so regular vodka martinis are just his replacement.]]


* Also from ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', we never get a definitive answer as to why Blofeld is suddenly making doubles of himself and having corrective surgery again. (The first time was presumably to turn from Donald Pleasence in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' to Telly Savalas in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''.) The good thing is, there doesn't seem to be one sole reason. You ''can'' go with the obvious: once knowing that Bond survived his assassination at the end of OHMSS, and since his wife is dead, Blofeld probably realised that he had [[AwakenTheSleepingGiant woken a sleeping dragon]] and that Bond would [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge come after him]], so he had surgery AND doubles made up to throw 007 off his scent while he re-established himself elsewhere. You can also go with ''another'' theory: because he has so many schemes and plans running concurrently across the globe, Blofeld realised he couldn't keep his eye on everything at one, and he probably isn't too trustworthy to let someone else oversee his plans, so having doubles made and sent to various locations will ensure that the plans would run as smoothly as if he had carried them out himself.

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* Also from ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', we never get a definitive answer as to why Blofeld is suddenly making doubles of himself and having corrective surgery again. (The first time was presumably to turn from Donald Pleasence Creator/DonaldPleasence in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' to Telly Savalas Creator/TellySavalas in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''.) The good thing is, there doesn't seem to be one sole reason. You ''can'' go with the obvious: once knowing that Bond survived his assassination at the end of OHMSS, and since his wife is dead, Blofeld probably realised that he had [[AwakenTheSleepingGiant woken a sleeping dragon]] and that Bond would [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge come after him]], so he had surgery AND doubles made up to throw 007 off his scent while he re-established himself elsewhere. You can also go with ''another'' theory: because he has so many schemes and plans running concurrently across the globe, Blofeld realised he couldn't keep his eye on everything at one, and he probably isn't too trustworthy to let someone else oversee his plans, so having doubles made and sent to various locations will ensure that the plans would run as smoothly as if he had carried them out himself.



* So there's this ''James Bond'' game for the Game Boy. In it, you spend some time in a black market, where you need to trade various items to various people until you finally end up with the item you need. One fellow, when spoken to, says "I could help you immensely if you could only find me a small red fish." I finished the level without finding said fish, but I thought it might be an optional item, of which the game has a few. I didn't spend much time expressly trying to find it, but I did ultimately explore every corner of that market (and also poked around the water a little in previous levels), and it didn't take me long to conclude that no such fish existed. It did, however, take me nine years to suddenly get the joke. A small red fish. It's a [[RedHerring RED HERRING]]! -@/HyperZ

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* So there's this ''James Bond'' game for the Game Boy. In it, you spend some time in a black market, where you need to trade various items to various people until you finally end up with the item you need. One fellow, when spoken to, says "I could help you immensely if you could only find me a small red fish." I finished the level without finding said fish, but I thought it might be an optional item, of which the game has a few. I didn't spend much time expressly trying to find it, but I did ultimately explore every corner of that market (and also poked around the water a little in previous levels), and it didn't take me long to conclude that no such fish existed. It did, however, take me nine years to suddenly get the joke. A small red fish. It's a [[RedHerring RED HERRING]]! -@/HyperZ-@/HyperZ
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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Vesper casually states that MI6 prefers to recruit orphans without stating why. The implication is that with no family to have emotional ties to, a potential Double-O Agent not only has no worries about them being kidnapped and used as leverage against them, but he also sees MI6/England as a substitute parental figure.

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* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Vesper casually states that MI6 [=MI6=] prefers to recruit orphans without stating why. The implication is that with no family to have emotional ties to, a potential Double-O Agent not only has no worries about them being kidnapped and used as leverage against them, but he also sees MI6/England [=MI6=]/England as a substitute parental figure.


* According to his obituary in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond attended the prestigious Eton College for one year, whereupon he was asked to leave due to "trouble" with one of the maids. Eton is a secondary school. First years are generally 11 years old. Which means that at 12 years old, Bond was expelled. Bond was orphaned when he was 11, making it a profound possibility that Bond was taken advantage of by a woman in whom he was seeking a mother figure, although as he was at Eton in the early Thirties she might well have been only 14. (This same backstory was given to Creator/DanielCraig's Bond via the official ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' website, casting an interesting light on his relationship with Judi Dench's M, especially in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.)

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* According to his obituary in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond attended the prestigious Eton College for one year, whereupon he was asked to leave due to "trouble" with one of the maids. Eton is a secondary school. First years are generally 11 years old. Which means that at 12 years old, Bond was expelled. Bond was orphaned when he was 11, making it a profound possibility that Bond was taken advantage of by a woman in whom he was seeking a mother figure, although as he was at Eton in the early Thirties she might well have been only 14. (This same backstory was given to Creator/DanielCraig's Bond via the official ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' website, casting an interesting light on his relationship with Judi Dench's Creator/JudiDench's M, especially in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.))
* ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' has Koreans described as "the cruellest people in the world". Bear in mind that the book was written in 1958 and the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar was still fresh in people's minds.



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* A meta example. ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', and ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' being so similar in plotline is likely because the late [[https://www.thewrap.com/lewis-gilbert-james-bond-moonraker-you-only-live-twice-director-dies-at-97/ Lewis Gilbert]] directed all three.


* According to his obituary in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond attended the prestigious Eton College for one year, whereupon he was asked to leave due to "trouble" with one of the maids. Eton is a secondary school. First years are generally 11 years old. Which means that at 12 years old, Bond was expelled. Bond was orphaned when he was 11, making it a profound possibility that Bond was taken advantage of by a woman in whom he was seeking a mother figure, although as he was at Eaton in the early Thirties she might well have been only 14. (This same backstory was given to Creator/DanielCraig's Bond via the official ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' website, casting an interesting light on his relationship with Judi Dench's M, especially in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.)

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* According to his obituary in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond attended the prestigious Eton College for one year, whereupon he was asked to leave due to "trouble" with one of the maids. Eton is a secondary school. First years are generally 11 years old. Which means that at 12 years old, Bond was expelled. Bond was orphaned when he was 11, making it a profound possibility that Bond was taken advantage of by a woman in whom he was seeking a mother figure, although as he was at Eaton Eton in the early Thirties she might well have been only 14. (This same backstory was given to Creator/DanielCraig's Bond via the official ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' website, casting an interesting light on his relationship with Judi Dench's M, especially in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.)


* According to his obituary in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond attended the prestigious Eton College for one year, whereupon he was asked to leave due to "trouble" with one of the maids. Eton is a secondary school. First years are generally 11 years old. Which means that at 12 years old, Bond was expelled. Bond was orphaned when he was 11, making it a profound possibility that Bond was taken advantage of by a woman in whom he was seeking a mother figure. (This same backstory was given to Creator/DanielCraig's Bond via the official ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' website, casting an interesting light on his relationship with Judi Dench's M, especially in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.)

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* According to his obituary in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond attended the prestigious Eton College for one year, whereupon he was asked to leave due to "trouble" with one of the maids. Eton is a secondary school. First years are generally 11 years old. Which means that at 12 years old, Bond was expelled. Bond was orphaned when he was 11, making it a profound possibility that Bond was taken advantage of by a woman in whom he was seeking a mother figure.figure, although as he was at Eaton in the early Thirties she might well have been only 14. (This same backstory was given to Creator/DanielCraig's Bond via the official ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' website, casting an interesting light on his relationship with Judi Dench's M, especially in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.)


* In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', Whitaker is said to be a failed student of West Point and a strategic moron, but within his mansion, there are a number of generals... and Adolf Hitler, a man who made a number of utterly stupid decisions during World War II and was also a huge slacker, preferring to go on daily movie marathons instead of actually running Germany. Whitaker looks up to him; no wonder he's a failure.

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* In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', Whitaker is said to be a failed student of West Point and a strategic moron, but within his mansion, there are a number of generals... and including Adolf Hitler, a man who made a number of utterly stupid decisions during World War II and was also a huge slacker, preferring to go on daily movie marathons instead of actually running Germany. Whitaker looks up to him; no wonder he's a failure.


* In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', Whitaker is said to be a failed student of West Point and a strategic moron, but within his mansion, there are a number of generals... and Adolf Hitler, a man who made a number of utterly stupid decisions during World War II and was in fact a rather incompetent leader, preferring to go on movie marathons instead of signing documents. Whitaker looks up to him; no wonder he's a failure.

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* In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', Whitaker is said to be a failed student of West Point and a strategic moron, but within his mansion, there are a number of generals... and Adolf Hitler, a man who made a number of utterly stupid decisions during World War II and was in fact also a rather incompetent leader, huge slacker, preferring to go on daily movie marathons instead of signing documents.actually running Germany. Whitaker looks up to him; no wonder he's a failure.

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