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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Logan Fairfax seems genuinely interested in Bond, but ends up with Pussy Galore. Probably at least partly a corrective to Ian Fleming's NoBisexuals approach in ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'']].


* {{Expy}}: In Fleming's original plot sketch, Lancy Smith was the still-living [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Moss Stirling Moss]]. Horowitz made him an {{Expy}} because the real Moss mightn't necessarily appreciate being featured in a Bond novel, and obviously wasn't killed by Russian assassins in 1957.

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* {{Expy}}: In Fleming's original plot sketch, Lancy Smith was the still-living [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Moss Stirling Moss]]. Horowitz made him an {{Expy}} because the real Moss mightn't necessarily appreciate being featured in a Bond novel, and [[ForegoneConclusion obviously wasn't killed by Russian assassins in 1957.1957]], being still alive when the book was released.


* RedRightHand: An unusually psychological example for a Bond novel - Sin is described as "passably good-looking" rather than a Fleming-esque grotesque. But he wears extremely strong-prescription glasses, and behind them, his eyes are described as [[WindowsOfTheSoul absolutely dead and expressionless]].

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* RedRightHand: An unusually psychological example for a Bond novel - Sin is described as "passably good-looking" rather than a Fleming-esque grotesque. But he wears extremely strong-prescription glasses, and behind them, his eyes are described as [[WindowsOfTheSoul [[EyesNeverLie absolutely dead and expressionless]].


* TakeMeOutAtTheBallGame: Bond is initially tasked with preventing the murder of Formula 1 driver Lancy Smith during a race at the Nurburgring.

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* TakeMeOutAtTheBallGame: Bond is initially tasked with preventing the murder of Formula 1 driver Lancy Smith during a race at the Nurburgring.Nürburgring.

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* TakeMeOutAtTheBallGame: Bond is initially tasked with preventing the murder of Formula 1 driver Lancy Smith during a race at the Nurburgring.


* {{Expy}}: An unusually deliberate example. In Fleming's original plot sketch, Lancy Smith was the still-living [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Moss Stirling Moss]]. Horowitz made him an {{Expy}} because the real Moss mightn't necessarily appreciate being featured in a Bond novel, and obviously wasn't killed by Russian assassins in 1957.

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* {{Expy}}: An unusually deliberate example. In Fleming's original plot sketch, Lancy Smith was the still-living [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Moss Stirling Moss]]. Horowitz made him an {{Expy}} because the real Moss mightn't necessarily appreciate being featured in a Bond novel, and obviously wasn't killed by Russian assassins in 1957.


* HotSubOnSubAction: Bond keeps calm while he's being buried alive by remembering being on board [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Trespasser_(P312) HMS Trespasser]] during the real-life incident when the Captain thought it was a case of this... but he actually torpedoed a dead whale.

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* HotSubOnSubAction: Bond keeps calm while he's being buried alive by remembering being on board [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Trespasser_(P312) HMS Trespasser]] during the real-life incident when the Captain thought it was a case of this... but he actually torpedoed a dead whale. The incident was [[AnachronicOrder earlier/later]] referred to in ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'', where Bond mentioned his wartime experience as supercargo on a submarine.


* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Bond gets confronted with this ''hard'' when he meets the guy who drove the digger that [[BuriedAlive buried him alive]] earlier. The guy - practically a kid - insists he's [[IDidWhatIHadToDo trapped in the job because they'd kill him if he left]] and pleads for his life. Unfortunately, [[KickTheDog Bond can't afford to let him live.]] [[spoiler: A few pages later it turns out he [[PetTheDog changed his mind at the last moment]].]]

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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Bond gets confronted with this ''hard'' when he meets the guy who drove the digger that [[BuriedAlive buried him alive]] earlier. The guy - practically a kid - insists he's [[IDidWhatIHadToDo [[BadBoss trapped in the job because they'd kill him if he left]] and pleads for his life. Unfortunately, [[KickTheDog Bond can't afford to let him live.]] [[spoiler: A few pages later it turns out he [[PetTheDog changed his mind at the last moment]].]]


* TextualCelebrityResemblance: Jeopardy Lane looks like Jean Seberg.

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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: ChekhovsSkill: Jeopardy Lane looks like Jean Seberg.Lane's past as a fairground Globe of Death driver turns out to be useful later.


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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: Jeopardy Lane looks like Jean Seberg.


* JustFollowingOrders: The young man driving the digger that [[BuriedAlive dug Bond's grave.]] He explains that he's an ex-con who took the only job he could to support his family, and now he can't leave or they'll kill him. Bond, still going through the [[WhatMeasureIsAMook crisis of conscience]] he was in at the start of ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', agonises over whether to kill him or risk him giving away Bond's escape. [[spoiler: He knocks him out, but only at the very last second. He decides that's the difference between him and his enemies - [[PetTheDog he's capable of mercy]].]]

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* JustFollowingOrders: The young man driving the digger that [[BuriedAlive dug Bond's grave.]] He explains that he's an ex-con who took the only job he could to support his family, and now he can't leave or they'll kill him. Bond, still going through the [[WhatMeasureIsAMook crisis of conscience]] he was in at the start of ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', agonises over whether to kill him or risk him giving away Bond's escape. [[spoiler: He knocks him out, but only at the very last second. He decides that's the difference between him and his enemies - [[PetTheDog he's capable of mercy]].mercy even at possible risk to himself]].]]

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* JustFollowingOrders: The young man driving the digger that [[BuriedAlive dug Bond's grave.]] He explains that he's an ex-con who took the only job he could to support his family, and now he can't leave or they'll kill him. Bond, still going through the [[WhatMeasureIsAMook crisis of conscience]] he was in at the start of ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', agonises over whether to kill him or risk him giving away Bond's escape. [[spoiler: He knocks him out, but only at the very last second. He decides that's the difference between him and his enemies - [[PetTheDog he's capable of mercy]].]]


* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Logan Fairfax seems genuinely interested in Bond, but ends up with Pussy Galore. Probably at least partly a corrective to Ian Fleming's NoBisexuals approach in ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'']]

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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Logan Fairfax seems genuinely interested in Bond, but ends up with Pussy Galore. Probably at least partly a corrective to Ian Fleming's NoBisexuals approach in ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'']]''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'']].
* BuriedAlive: For the traditional Fleming-esque torture scene, Bond is buried alive. [[Awesome/TriggerMortis Needless to say, he escapes.]]

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* ContinuityNod: Besides ones to ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', to which this is an ImmediateSequel, Bond notes he lost his taste for watching missile launches [[Literature/{{Moonraker}} after he was entirely too close to one]].

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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Logan Fairfax seems genuinely interested in Bond, but ends up with Pussy Galore. Probably at least partly a corrective to Ian Fleming's NoBisexuals approach in ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'']]

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* RacingTheTrain: Bond and Lane follow Sin's train from Coney Island to Manhattan by motorcycle.

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