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* HeroicBSOD: Bond is going through one at the start of the novel. He ends in an even worse one -- [[spoiler:amnesiac, and on his way to Vladivostok to try and find clues to who he really is.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Bond is going through one at the start of the novel. He [[spoiler:He ends in an even worse one -- [[spoiler:amnesiac, amnesiac, and on his way to Vladivostok to try and find clues to who he really is.]]


* HeroicBSOD: Bond is going through one at the start of the novel. He ends in an even worse one -- [[spoiler:amnesiac, and on his way to Vladivostok to try and find clues to who he really is.

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* HeroicBSOD: Bond is going through one at the start of the novel. He ends in an even worse one -- [[spoiler:amnesiac, and on his way to Vladivostok to try and find clues to who he really is.]]


* HeroicBSOD: Bond is going through one at the start of the novel. He ends in an even worse one -- [[spoiler:amnesiac, and on his way to Vladivostok to try and find clues to who he really is. This sets up for his BrainwashedAndCrazy moment at the beginning of ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', when under Soviet brainwashing, he tries to assassinate M]].

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* HeroicBSOD: Bond is going through one at the start of the novel. He ends in an even worse one -- [[spoiler:amnesiac, and on his way to Vladivostok to try and find clues to who he really is. This sets up for his BrainwashedAndCrazy moment at the beginning of ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', when under Soviet brainwashing, he tries to assassinate M]].


* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: By contemporary standards Dikko is ''jaw-droppingly'' racist -- not with regard to the Japanese, whose culture he shows some knowledge of and who he has respect for, but with regard to [[FirstAustralians Indigenous Australians]]:

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: By contemporary standards Dikko is ''jaw-droppingly'' racist -- not with regard to the Japanese, whose culture he shows some knowledge of and who he has respect for, but with regard to [[FirstAustralians [[UsefulNotes/FirstAustralians Indigenous Australians]]:

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** Tiger Tanaka as well, considering the way he feels about Westerners who live in Japan.


* HannibalLecture: Dr. Shatterhand subjects Bond to one of these; 007 answers him in the [[KilledOffForReal bluntest and most terminal way possible]].

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* HannibalLecture: Dr. Shatterhand subjects Bond to one of these; 007 answers him in the [[KilledOffForReal bluntest and most most]] [[TalkToTheFist terminal way possible]].


Eight months have gone by since the events of the [[Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService eleventh book]], and Bond's [[HeroicBSOD a wreck]] who can barely keep his job. In order to help, M gives him [[KickedUpstairs a promotion]] and sends him on a tough diplomatic assignment to Japan to get information that would benefit England out of Tiger Tanaka, head of the local Secret Service. He and Tanaka become pals, and soon Bond finds himself in an another assignment: assassinate one Dr. Shatterhand, a man "who collects death".

The book's title was used for the [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice fifth]] ''Film/JamesBond'' film, but [[InNameOnly the film's plot differed widely]], only retaining Blofeld and the Japanese setting.

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Eight months have gone by since the events of the [[Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService eleventh book]], and Bond's [[HeroicBSOD a wreck]] who can barely keep his job. In order to help, M gives him [[KickedUpstairs a promotion]] and sends him on a tough diplomatic assignment to Japan to get information that would benefit England out of Tiger Tanaka, head of the local Secret Service. He and Tanaka become pals, and soon Bond finds himself in an another assignment: doing a job for Tanaka: assassinate one Dr. Shatterhand, a man "who collects death".

The book's title was used for the [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice fifth]] ''Film/JamesBond'' film, but [[InNameOnly the film's plot differed widely]], only retaining Blofeld and the Japanese setting.
setting. The film version was written by Creator/RoaldDahl. Yes, ''that'' Dahl.



* InMediasRes: The book starts with Bond exchanging polite words with Tanaka at a Geisha parlor.

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* InMediasRes: The book starts with Bond exchanging polite words with Tanaka at a Geisha parlor.parlour, before [[HowWeGotHere jumping back to explain how he got there]].



* MajoredInWesternHypocrisy: Tiger Tanaka studied in Ofxord, and used it as a pretext to spy on the Brits.
* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:At the end of the book, Kissy is pregnant with Bond's child but never got a to tell him about it]].

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* MajoredInWesternHypocrisy: Tiger Tanaka studied in Ofxord, at Oxford, and later used it as a pretext to spy on the Brits.
* MySecretPregnancy: [[spoiler:At the end of the book, Kissy is pregnant with Bond's child but never got a to tell him about it]].



* SequelHook: [[spoiler:Bond, suffering from IdentityAmnesia, goes on a QuestForIdentity. Into Soviet Union]].

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler:Bond, suffering from IdentityAmnesia, goes on a QuestForIdentity. Into the Soviet Union]].


* BigBad: Dr. Shatterhand.

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* BigBad: Dr. Shatterhand.Shatterhand aka [[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]].


The book was the basis for the [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice fifth]] ''Film/JamesBond'' film.

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The book book's title was the basis used for the [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice fifth]] ''Film/JamesBond'' film.
film, but [[InNameOnly the film's plot differed widely]], only retaining Blofeld and the Japanese setting.


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Eight months have gone by since the events of the [[Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService tenth book]], and Bond's [[HeroicBSOD a wreck]] who can barely keep his job. In order to help, M gives him [[KickedUpstairs a promotion]] and sends him on a tough diplomatic assignment to Japan to get information that would benefit England out of Tiger Tanaka, head of the local Secret Service. He and Tanaka become pals, and soon Bond finds himself in an another assignment: assassinate one Dr. Shatterhand, a man "who collects death".

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Eight months have gone by since the events of the [[Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService tenth eleventh book]], and Bond's [[HeroicBSOD a wreck]] who can barely keep his job. In order to help, M gives him [[KickedUpstairs a promotion]] and sends him on a tough diplomatic assignment to Japan to get information that would benefit England out of Tiger Tanaka, head of the local Secret Service. He and Tanaka become pals, and soon Bond finds himself in an another assignment: assassinate one Dr. Shatterhand, a man "who collects death".

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: By contemporary standards Dikko is ''jaw-droppingly'' racist -- not with regard to the Japanese, whose culture he shows some knowledge of and who he has respect for, but with regard to [[FirstAustralians Indigenous Australians]]:
-->'''Dikko''': Don't talk to me about the Aboriginals. Do you know there's a movement afoot in my country, not merely afoot but at full gallop, to give the Aboriginals the vote? You pommy poofter. You give me any more of that liberal crap and I'll have your balls for a bow-tie.


* JapanesePoliteness: Tiger Tanaka explains to Bond that Japanese criminals will stop and surrender when ordered to by the authorities, because of the Japanese culture.



* PolitenessJudo: Tiger Tanaka explains to Bond that Japanese criminals will stop and surrender when ordered to by the authorities, because of the Japanese culture.

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* PolitenessJudo: As Bond drinks with Tiger Tanaka explains to Bond that Japanese criminals will stop and surrender when ordered to by in the authorities, because of the Japanese culture.first chapter, they constantly trade polite comments with each other. Bond, who has been tasked to get Tiger's co-operation, struggles to avoid one-upping him in any way.


The twelfth ''Literature/JamesBond'' book by Creator/IanFleming, released in 1964.

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The twelfth ''Literature/JamesBond'' book by Creator/IanFleming, released published in 1964.

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