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**Silva probably had a contingency for in case Patrice failed.


** Except that the MI6 operatives are still listed on YouTube. Meaning that anyone who sees past what is, it has to be said, a pretty obvious attempt at a double bluff is still going to be in a position to whack a British agent if possible. They don't want to play games with Silva, they want him stopped.

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** Except that the MI6 operatives are still listed on YouTube.Website/YouTube. Meaning that anyone who sees past what is, it has to be said, a pretty obvious attempt at a double bluff is still going to be in a position to whack a British agent if possible. They don't want to play games with Silva, they want him stopped.


* Silva releases the list by posting it to YouTube five names at a time. What's stopping [=MI6=] or indeed any other government agency on the planet issuing a takedown notice on the videos before they can do any damage?

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* Silva releases the list by posting it to YouTube Website/YouTube five names at a time. What's stopping [=MI6=] or indeed any other government agency on the planet issuing a takedown notice on the videos before they can do any damage?



** I figured Silva had already given the 5 names to MI6's enemies by some other means, and posting it to YouTube was just further mocking them. Given who he is, that wouldn't be entirely out-of-character for him.

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** I figured Silva had already given the 5 names to MI6's enemies by some other means, and posting it to YouTube Website/YouTube was just further mocking them. Given who he is, that wouldn't be entirely out-of-character for him.



*** Silivia had his own YouTube account, and a listed time he would put up more videos, so it'd be pretty easy to tell which were real or not, at least until Silvia's first account was shut down, which will barely slow him down. Also, the terrorists can probably spot an agent if they know where to look. Keeps to himself? Joined us recently, after which we've faced a serious downturn in productivity? Has some British contacts on his phone? He's a spy. Shoot him.
** This is all assuming that the YouTube videos were the ''only'' way Silva was releasing the [=IDs=] of the agents. I think it's safe to say that's not the case. Even everyday hackers don't normally rely on releasing information to just one source. It's more likely that he had a widespread orchestrated info release (of which the YouTube video was only one platform) that MI6 would be wasting their time to try and replicate.

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*** Silivia had his own YouTube Website/YouTube account, and a listed time he would put up more videos, so it'd be pretty easy to tell which were real or not, at least until Silvia's first account was shut down, which will barely slow him down. Also, the terrorists can probably spot an agent if they know where to look. Keeps to himself? Joined us recently, after which we've faced a serious downturn in productivity? Has some British contacts on his phone? He's a spy. Shoot him.
** This is all assuming that the YouTube Website/YouTube videos were the ''only'' way Silva was releasing the [=IDs=] of the agents. I think it's safe to say that's not the case. Even everyday hackers don't normally rely on releasing information to just one source. It's more likely that he had a widespread orchestrated info release (of which the YouTube Website/YouTube video was only one platform) that MI6 would be wasting their time to try and replicate.

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** He probably got killed off-screen. Silva alone against at least three people in a gunfight would've ended much more quickly.


** This is all assuming that the YouTube videos were the ''only'' way Silva was releasing the IDs of the agents. I think it's safe to say that's not the case. Even everyday hackers don't normally rely on releasing information to just one source. It's more likely that he had a widespread orchestrated info release (of which the YouTube video was only one platform) that MI6 would be wasting their time to try and replicate.

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** This is all assuming that the YouTube videos were the ''only'' way Silva was releasing the IDs [=IDs=] of the agents. I think it's safe to say that's not the case. Even everyday hackers don't normally rely on releasing information to just one source. It's more likely that he had a widespread orchestrated info release (of which the YouTube video was only one platform) that MI6 would be wasting their time to try and replicate.


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* So what came first; Bonds motto or the nineteenth Bond film of the same name? Did the producers just think it sounded good or did Bond have it in mind when he used it against Electra?
** The motto. It shows up at least as early as On Her Majesty's Secret Service when they detail heraldry; it's apparently the family motto.
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** Something else to consider, as well, is the theme of expendability: the movie's arc for M is her willingness to cut agents loose, or send them into no-win scenarios for a bigger gain elsewhere. She may have made the judgement call that, even in a best case scenario, whoever went after Silva would end up dead, but still in the very least point the way to where he was (or take Silva down with them). She may have okay'd Bond's deployment to the field, simply because it would be better and less costly than sending an agent in their prime, whose loss would hurt MI6 more.

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** [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality Then we wouldn't have a movie]]. For an in-universe explanation, perhaps Bond just didn't think of doing that. It's got to be hard enough concentrating just on what's happening around you in a situation like that ''without'' factoring in numerous different options for every action you take.

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** This is all assuming that the YouTube videos were the ''only'' way Silva was releasing the IDs of the agents. I think it's safe to say that's not the case. Even everyday hackers don't normally rely on releasing information to just one source. It's more likely that he had a widespread orchestrated info release (of which the YouTube video was only one platform) that MI6 would be wasting their time to try and replicate.

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*** Actually, several factors would decrease Bond's risk of drowning while unconscious - for one, he wouldn't be instinctively fighting to breathe; for another, his natural position would be spread-eagled (which increases the likelihood of him floating rather than sinking).


** The problem with these explanations is that, firstly, there were numerous other- ''safer''- ways to get close to M (eg. Bond seems to break into her house at will, in two different movies; Silva seems to know where M is 24/7); second, there were numerous things that both could and frankly ''should'' have gone wrong- it is, like many parts of his plan, an example of the villain appearing competent because the heroes are ''in''competent. Bond could have chosen not to miss with the shot underground; Q could have not plugged the laptop in or had it taken away to a safer location (or just failed to find the trap); M could have put more guards on him or otherwise took better measures to stop his escape; M could have left the hearing upon learning that Silva escaped; Bond could have chosen to kill him on the island; Silva could have been locked up somewhere else; etc., etc. It just comes across as an attempt to make him like The Joker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', except that a) Bond, unlike Batman, does not subscribe to ThouShallNotKill, b) [=MI6=] are usually written as a ''lot'' more competent and sophisticated than the Gotham Police Dept., and c) The Joker would consider being killed by the heroes a victory anyway, so whether his plan to get captured failed did not matter. And for that matter, d),ComicBook/ TheJoker made a lot of stuff up on the fly, or only planned a few days earlier- according to Q, Silva supposedly plotted everything out years ago, which means he planned for things [[GambitRoulette he had no business planning for]] (such as the bomb in the underground or knowing for definite when and where and even '''that''' M would be hauled before a parliamentary committee).

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** The problem with these explanations is that, firstly, there were numerous other- ''safer''- ways to get close to M (eg. Bond seems to break into her house at will, in two different movies; Silva seems to know where M is 24/7); second, there were numerous things that both could and frankly ''should'' have gone wrong- it is, like many parts of his plan, an example of the villain appearing competent because the heroes are ''in''competent. Bond could have chosen not to miss with the shot underground; Q could have not plugged the laptop in or had it taken away to a safer location (or just failed to find the trap); M could have put more guards on him or otherwise took better measures to stop his escape; M could have left the hearing upon learning that Silva escaped; Bond could have chosen to kill him on the island; Silva could have been locked up somewhere else; etc., etc. It just comes across as an attempt to make him like The Joker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', except that a) Bond, unlike Batman, does not subscribe to ThouShallNotKill, b) [=MI6=] are usually written as a ''lot'' more competent and sophisticated than the Gotham Police Dept., and c) The Joker would consider being killed by the heroes a victory anyway, so whether his plan to get captured failed did not matter. And for that matter, d),ComicBook/ TheJoker d), ComicBook/TheJoker made a lot of stuff up on the fly, or only planned a few days earlier- according to Q, Silva supposedly plotted everything out years ago, which means he planned for things [[GambitRoulette he had no business planning for]] (such as the bomb in the underground or knowing for definite when and where and even '''that''' M would be hauled before a parliamentary committee).


** The problem with these explanations is that, firstly, there were numerous other- ''safer''- ways to get close to M (eg. Bond seems to break into her house at will, in two different movies; Silva seems to know where M is 24/7); second, there were numerous things that both could and frankly ''should'' have gone wrong- it is, like many parts of his plan, an example of the villain appearing competent because the heroes are ''in''competent. Bond could have chosen not to miss with the shot underground; Q could have not plugged the laptop in or had it taken away to a safer location (or just failed to find the trap); M could have put more guards on him or otherwise took better measures to stop his escape; M could have left the hearing upon learning that Silva escaped; Bond could have chosen to kill him on the island; Silva could have been locked up somewhere else; etc., etc. It just comes across as an attempt to make him like The Joker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', except that a) Bond, unlike Batman, does not subscribe to ThouShallNotKill, b) [=MI6=] are usually written as a ''lot'' more competent and sophisticated than the Gotham Police Dept., and c) The Joker would consider being killed by the heroes a victory anyway, so whether his plan to get captured failed did not matter. And for that matter, d), TheJoker made a lot of stuff up on the fly, or only planned a few days earlier- according to Q, Silva supposedly plotted everything out years ago, which means he planned for things [[GambitRoulette he had no business planning for]] (such as the bomb in the underground or knowing for definite when and where and even '''that''' M would be hauled before a parliamentary committee).

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** The problem with these explanations is that, firstly, there were numerous other- ''safer''- ways to get close to M (eg. Bond seems to break into her house at will, in two different movies; Silva seems to know where M is 24/7); second, there were numerous things that both could and frankly ''should'' have gone wrong- it is, like many parts of his plan, an example of the villain appearing competent because the heroes are ''in''competent. Bond could have chosen not to miss with the shot underground; Q could have not plugged the laptop in or had it taken away to a safer location (or just failed to find the trap); M could have put more guards on him or otherwise took better measures to stop his escape; M could have left the hearing upon learning that Silva escaped; Bond could have chosen to kill him on the island; Silva could have been locked up somewhere else; etc., etc. It just comes across as an attempt to make him like The Joker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', except that a) Bond, unlike Batman, does not subscribe to ThouShallNotKill, b) [=MI6=] are usually written as a ''lot'' more competent and sophisticated than the Gotham Police Dept., and c) The Joker would consider being killed by the heroes a victory anyway, so whether his plan to get captured failed did not matter. And for that matter, d), d),ComicBook/ TheJoker made a lot of stuff up on the fly, or only planned a few days earlier- according to Q, Silva supposedly plotted everything out years ago, which means he planned for things [[GambitRoulette he had no business planning for]] (such as the bomb in the underground or knowing for definite when and where and even '''that''' M would be hauled before a parliamentary committee).


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* Couldn't the whole movie have been avoided if Bond just shot Patrice in the market chase instead of pulling off the move with the car door? He had a gun, he shoots him, gets the hard drive, Silva never leaks the names, M stays alive.
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*** It helps if you count the videogames ''007: Blood Stone'' and ''GoldenEye Reloaded'' as canonical; both depict a James Bond who is neither a rookie nor over the hill.

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