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The ''Franchise/JamesBond'' franchise features a lot of [[DiabolicalMastermind masterminds]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmen]] who have various nefarious intentions. Several go above and beyond to establish [[CompleteMonster their pure malevolence]].

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The ''Franchise/JamesBond'' franchise features a lot of [[DiabolicalMastermind masterminds]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmen]] who have various nefarious intentions. Several of [[Characters/JamesBondTheCharacter the secret agent]]'s foes go above and beyond to establish [[CompleteMonster their pure malevolence]].



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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[PsychopathicManchild Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized façade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.

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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[PsychopathicManchild Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized façade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.



* ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'': [[TheGeneralissimo General Medrano]] raped and killed Camille's family in front of her, and burnt down the house. He conspires with Dominic Greene of the organization Quantum, deliberately engineering a nationwide drought in Bolivia to allow Quantum to get its hands on his nation's water supply and having the gall to frame the government for selling off its rainforests. Medrano is willing to plunge his nation into drought and famine, dooming multiple innocent people, [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans just so he can have an excuse to seize power]]. When Greene informs Medrano how expendable he truly is to Quantum, Medrano buckles under pressure and acquiesces to Greene's demands before [[AttemptedRape trying to rape his maid out of frustration]]. When Camille intervenes, Medrano tries to rape and murder her as well, mocking her about her mother and sister.
* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], born Franz Oberhauser, was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[TheChessmaster the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] various [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted M herself to die to [[CainAndAbel hurt Bond]]. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to torture him and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with destroying his stepbrother and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is the ultimate villain of the rebooted chronology to date.



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* ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'': [[SmugSnake Le Chiffre]] ("The Number") is well known in the underworld as a [[MorallyBankruptBanker banker]] for terrorist organizations. Financing countless militias and murderers, even those that utilize ChildSoldiers, Le Chiffre manipulates the stock market to increase his money by staging terrorist attacks on companies he can bet against. Attempting to bomb a Skyfleet protocol with numerous innocents about, Le Chiffre has the wife of an associate tortured to death for information after when he realizes the money he has lost. Staging a poker tournament to recover his warnings, Le Chiffre apprehends Bond and tortures him with [[GroinAttack a carpet beater to the groin]], gloating at how simple the applications of unbearable agony can be.
* ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'':
** [[TheHeavy Dominic Greene]] is a slimy, high-ranking member of [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Quantum]], seeking to take control of Bolivia by installing dictator General Medrano, who would be [[PuppetKing indebted to his whims]]. A total sociopath who fondly recalls assaulting a childhood crush for insulting him, Greene extends the same treatment to his lover Camille when he discovers she's using him to avenge her murdered family at the hands of Medrano, handing Camille over to Medrano to be raped and murdered with smug cheer. Reacting to repeated interference by James Bond by having one of the spy's associates drowned in motor oil and shooting one of his close friends, Greene's [[LackOfEmpathy callousness]] affects innocents just as much, as he orders a security guard murdered [[LeaveNoWitnesses just for seeing Greene in the wrong place]]. Ultimately planning to control the water supply of Bolivia for a fortune, Greene deliberately plunges the country into a horrible drought that leaves its citizens suffering and dying, and when Medrano tries to refuse cowing to Greene's demands, Greene threatens to simply castrate, kill, and replace him with another figurehead.
** [[TheGeneralissimo General Medrano]] raped and killed Camille's family in front of her, and burnt down the house. He conspires with Dominic Greene, deliberately engineering a nationwide drought in Bolivia to allow Quantum to get its hands on his nation's water supply and having the gall to [[FrameUp frame the government]] for selling off its rainforests. Medrano is willing to plunge his nation into drought and famine, dooming multiple innocent people, [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans just so he can have an excuse to seize power]]. When Greene informs Medrano how expendable he truly is to Quantum, Medrano buckles under pressure and acquiesces to Greene's demands before [[AttemptedRape trying to rape his maid]] out of frustration. When Camille intervenes, Medrano tries to rape and murder her as well, [[EvilGloating mocking her about her mother and sister]].
* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], born Franz Oberhauser, was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[TheChessmaster the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] various [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted M herself to die to [[CainAndAbel hurt Bond]]. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to torture him and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with destroying his stepbrother and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is the ultimate villain of the rebooted chronology to date.
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* ''Literature/DevilMayCare'': [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Julius Gorner]] is a pharmaceutical mogul who uses his position to mask his massive drug-running enterprise and vitriolic hatred for all of England. Peddling tons of heroin through the streets of London to addict as many youths as he can, Gorner uses his [[TheDragon right hand psychopath]] Chagrin--real name Pham Sinh Quoc--to rip out the tongues of, stab the ears of, or just end the lives of any who cross him. Upon capturing and torturing James Bond, Gorner cheerfully shows off his massive drug factory where he uses drug addicts as slave labor until they drop dead and he quickly replaces them, all while regularly supplying his men with groups of women to gang rape and kill as "entertainment". Having subjected countless women to this horrible fate and threatening the same to Bond's lover Scarlett, Gorner's intended master stroke is to [[NukeEm nuke]] a variety of Soviet cities, killing his own men in the process, and [[FalseFlagOperation frame it all on England]] so that the country will be wiped out in a nuclear retaliation, all to sate his inferiority complex and unexplained rage against England.



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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[PsychopathicManchild Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized façade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.

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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[PsychopathicManchild Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized façade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.




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* ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'': Though his plan is smaller in scale than [[Film/{{Moonraker}} his film counterpart's]], Creator/IanFleming's original version of Sir Hugo Drax is no less vile. Born "Hugo von der Drache" in Germany and an avid fan of Hitler, Drax ran undercover missions against Britain for the Reich until he was mistakenly wounded by his own side and nursed back to health by the British. Stealing the identity of a MIA soldier with a similar name and feigning amnesia, Drax murdered the first rich man he could find after leaving the hospital for startup money and began plotting to avenge UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's defeat. Using his family's holdings in rare metals, Drax paid out of his own pocket to design the Moonraker, a state-of-the-art nuclear missile meant to defend Britain from the Russians, with Drax's philanthropy elevating him to a national hero. The only problem was, the missile was set to destroy London on its first test-firing with a real atomic bomb. When Drax describes the intended death toll for this catastrophe to him, Bond, a hardened killer himself, is left almost catatonic. Other crimes include running a motorist off the road and over a cliff due to the mere possibility he might've been a spy, and having people tortured for information with welding torches. For Drax, the mere destruction of their greatest city was not enough; he made himself into the British people's greatest hero [[HopeCrusher just so their collective spirits would be crushed]] when the nuke hit.
* ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'': [[PsychoForHire Donovan "Red" Grant]] has been afflicted with a burning urge to kill during the full moon since his youth. Starting with animals, he graduated to vagrants and tramps before becoming a SerialKiller who targeted young woman in his native Ireland. Escaping justice by joining the military, Grant would defect to the Russians after he realized they could offer him the bloodshed he craved. A ruthless, efficient killer, Grant rose to the position of head executioner of the clandestine group SMERSH and was indulged in being allowed to murder with impunity during the full moon. This even extended to Grant being allowed access to prisons with {{chainsaw|Good}}s during those nights. Bond's chosen executioner, Grant kills his ally Darko Kerim and proceeds to try to murder Bond and his lover, admitting that all he cares about in life is his ability to murder people.

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''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'': Though his plan is smaller in scale than [[Film/{{Moonraker}} his film counterpart's]], Creator/IanFleming's original version of Sir Hugo Drax is no less vile. Born "Hugo von der Drache" in Germany and an avid fan of Hitler, Drax ran undercover missions against Britain for the Reich until he was mistakenly wounded by his own side and nursed back to health by the British. Stealing the identity of a MIA soldier with a similar name and feigning amnesia, Drax murdered the first rich man he could find after leaving the hospital for startup money and began plotting to avenge UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's defeat. Using his family's holdings in rare metals, Drax paid out of his own pocket to design the Moonraker, a state-of-the-art nuclear missile meant to defend Britain from the Russians, with Drax's philanthropy elevating him to a national hero. The only problem was, the missile was set to destroy London on its first test-firing with a real atomic bomb. When Drax describes the intended death toll for this catastrophe to him, Bond, a hardened killer himself, is left almost catatonic. Other crimes include running a motorist off the road and over a cliff due to the mere possibility he might've been a spy, and having people tortured for information with welding torches. For Drax, the mere destruction of their greatest city was not enough; he made himself into the British people's greatest hero [[HopeCrusher just so their collective spirits would be crushed]] when the nuke hit.
* ** ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'': [[PsychoForHire Donovan "Red" Grant]] has been afflicted with a burning urge to kill during the full moon since his youth. Starting with animals, he graduated to vagrants and tramps before becoming a SerialKiller who targeted young woman in his native Ireland. Escaping justice by joining the military, Grant would defect to the Russians after he realized they could offer him the bloodshed he craved. A ruthless, efficient killer, Grant rose to the position of head executioner of the clandestine group SMERSH and was indulged in being allowed to murder with impunity during the full moon. This even extended to Grant being allowed access to prisons with {{chainsaw|Good}}s during those nights. Bond's chosen executioner, Grant kills his ally Darko Kerim and proceeds to try to murder Bond and his lover, admitting that all he cares about in life is his ability to murder people.



* ''Literature/YoungBond'': [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Perseus Friend]] is a cold, cruel man. In ''Literature/SilverFin'', he helps Randolph Hellebore create a SuperSerum despite its ugly results. In ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand'', he stages a car crash with Graf Otto von Schlick to graft his skin onto himself, and has Otto's wife killed. He joins up with the Third Reich and participates in a scheme to inspire the workers of Britain to revolt against their leaders with a Communist front, resulting in the assassination of King George V, which would place the Fascism-friendly Edward VIII back on the throne, allying with Hitler's Germany against Russia. When he has Bond and his LoveInterest Roan captive, Friend decides to repay Bond for their previous encounters by flaying Bond alive while recording it for later viewing and forcing Roan to watch, just for the amusement that he'll gain.

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* ''Literature/YoungBond'': ''Literature/YoungBond'' series: These are the worst of the varied enemies that the young James Bond faces on his path to being a superspy:
** ''Literature/SilverFin'' & ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand'':
[[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Perseus Friend]] is a cold, cruel man. In ''Literature/SilverFin'', he Nazi biologist infamous for producing biological weapons. Friend helps Randolph Hellebore create a SuperSerum despite serum which warps the minds and bodies of its ugly results. In ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand'', he users, intending to sell the resultant soldiers to the highest bidders, with Friend even experimenting on and killing a young child. Faking his death, Friend returns and stages a car crash with Graf Otto von Schlick to graft his skin onto himself, and has but not before having Otto's wife killed. He Friend joins up with [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Third Reich Reich]] and participates in a scheme to inspire the workers of Britain to revolt against their leaders with a Communist front, resulting in the assassination of King George V, which would place the Fascism-friendly Edward VIII back on the throne, allying with Hitler's Germany against Russia. in order to start a deadly war with Russia and convert the entire continent to the cause of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. When he has Bond and his LoveInterest Roan Power captive, Friend decides to repay Bond for their previous encounters by [[FlayingAlive flaying Bond alive alive]] while recording it for later viewing and forcing Roan to watch, just for the amusement that he'll gain.
** ''Literature/HeadsYouDie'': [[EvilGenius Scolopendra]] is a genius MadScientist with a SocialDarwinist bent. Born Audacto Solares, Scolopendra clawed his way to found his own industry and believes all of humanity should be shaped the way he wishes. Developing a [[SyntheticPlague plague]], Scolopendra intends to unleash it to force the submission of the world, with the deaths of millions thanks to contaminated banknotes while all nations beg him for the cure, having it tested on living victims. Even his own daughter Jagua is [[AbusiveParents tormented and tortured by him]], Scolopendra even trying to shatter her skull when he decides she's too weak to live.
** ''Literature/HeadsYouDie'' & ''Literature/RedNemesis'': [[TheSpook La Velada]] ("The Veil"), [[DirtyCommunists Soviet agent]], is one of the young Bond's most enduring enemies. Working with and manipulating Cuban industralist Scolopendra, La Velada helps him to [[PlayingWithSyringes experiment on victims]] with Scolopendra's deadly virus, which she plans to help unleash it upon Great Britain and the entire Western world. La Velada also treats Scolopendra's daughter Jagua awfully having her friend killed out of spite and later trying to [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil sell Jagua herself to slavers]]. Returning to ally with Adam Elmhirst, La Velada is revealed as an architect of the plot to [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom flood London]] by collapsing pieces of the city and flooding it with the Thames, potentially killing millions in order to allow Britain to become part of Soviet control.
** ''Literature/RedNemesis'': [[EvilCounterpart Adam Elmhirst]], in [[Literature/ShootToKill his first appearance]], is a seemingly friendly SIS agent. In truth a longstanding traitor for the Soviet Union, Elmhirst is [[YouKilledMyFather the man who murdered James Bond's parents]] for stumbling on his plot. Capturing Bond, Elmhirst replays Bond's parents' pleading final moments in order to [[MindRape psychologically mess with Bond's mind]], and promises to cripple his current LoveInterest if he doesn't get him the information that he needs. Having dug tunnels with explosives, Elmhirst will detonate them and flood London from the Thames, killing countless innocents so he can have the king murdered and surrender the nation to the USSR.
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* [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], head of Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion ([[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]]), is an icy sociopath interested only in what profits him. Running SPECTRE with an iron fist, Blofeld facilitates terrorism around the world, and any underling who fails dies a painful, ignominious end. When he and Bond finally come face to face, Blofeld is [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice attempting to start a nuclear war]] to have the Soviets and the Americans wipe one another out, allowing SPECTRE to blackmail the newest superpowers. When this fails, Blofeld [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService undergoes plastic surgery]] and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering Bond's new wife on their wedding day. Later [[Film/DiamondsAreForever having plastic surgery again]], Blofeld has multiple diamonds stolen to power a satellite with an orbital laser. Blofeld calls an auction between the Soviets, Chinese and Americans: The winner will possess nuclear supremacy in the world. The losers will be wiped out by the satellite.



* [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], head of Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion ([[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]]) , is an icy sociopath interested only in what profits him. Running SPECTRE with an iron fist, Blofeld facilitates terrorism around the world, and any underling who fails dies a painful, ignominious end. When he and Bond finally come face to face, Blofeld is [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice attempting to start a nuclear war]] to have the Soviets and the Americans wipe one another out, allowing SPECTRE to blackmail the newest superpowers. When this fails, Blofeld [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService undergoes plastic surgery]] and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering Bond's new wife on their wedding day. Later [[Film/DiamondsAreForever having plastic surgery again]], Blofeld has multiple diamonds stolen to power a satellite with an orbital laser. Blofeld calls an auction between the Soviets, Chinese and Americans: The winner will possess nuclear supremacy in the world. The losers will be wiped out by the satellite.



* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[PsychopathicManchild Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized façade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.

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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[PsychopathicManchild Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized façade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.



* ''Film/GoldenEye'': [[DarkActionGirl Xenia Onatopp]], a [[PsychoForHire psychotic Russian assassin]] working for the Janus Syndicate, has the dubious honor of being the most depraved FemmeFatale Bond has ever come across. Initially seen as a charming, elegant woman, Xenia reveals [[CombatSadomasochist her true nature]] when, in bed with her target, she kills him by crushing him between her thighs to suffocate him, getting clear sexual ecstasy from the murder; she later tries to kill Bond the same way. She steals his security clearance and murders several innocent sailors before eluding Bond. Later, when Xenia arrives in a Russian facility, she massacres all the techs with machine gun fire, getting very visibly aroused by the killings; even her partner for the mission looks a bit stunned at this. Xenia has one of the largest body counts for a [[TheDragon Dragon]] in the franchise, and unlike the majority of her male counterparts, Xenia is in it for money and thrills. She has no issue helping to use the [=GoldenEye=] satellite to plunge England into the dark ages as long as she gets rich from it. The fact that this gives her the ability to express her sexualized love for killing is just a bonus.
* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': [[FourEyesZeroSoul Elliot Carver]] is a media mogul and head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing the survivors, sinking a Chinese jet, and attempting to use a stolen British missile to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; all of this is so he can gain exclusive broadcast rights in China. When James Bond investigates this, Carver [[TilMurderDoUsPart murders his wife]] when she gets too close to Bond and orders the brutal torture of Bond and Wai Lin by [[TheDragon Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{greed}}.

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* ''Film/GoldenEye'': [[DarkActionGirl Xenia Onatopp]], a [[PsychoForHire psychotic Russian assassin]] working for the Janus Syndicate, has the dubious honor of being the most depraved FemmeFatale that Bond has ever come across. Initially seen as a charming, elegant woman, Xenia reveals [[CombatSadomasochist her true nature]] when, in bed with her target, she kills him by crushing him between her thighs to suffocate him, getting clear sexual ecstasy from the murder; she later tries to kill Bond the same way. She steals his security clearance and murders several innocent sailors before eluding Bond. Later, when Xenia arrives in a Russian facility, she massacres all the techs with machine gun fire, getting very visibly aroused by the killings; even her partner for the mission looks a bit stunned at this. Xenia has one of the largest body counts for a [[TheDragon Dragon]] in the franchise, and unlike the majority of her male counterparts, Xenia is in it for money and thrills. She has no issue helping to use the [=GoldenEye=] satellite to plunge England into the dark ages as long as she gets rich from it. The fact that this gives her the ability to express her sexualized love for killing is just a bonus.
* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': [[FourEyesZeroSoul [[ImmoralJournalist Elliot Carver]] is a media mogul and the head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order Network who utilizes various unethical practices to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving enrich himself. Carver sinks a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing ship, guns down the survivors, sinking and destroys a Chinese jet, and attempting jet in order the escalate tensions between the two countries. Carver then plans to use launch a stolen British missile into Beijing to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; the Chinese government and start WorldWarIII, all of this is so that [[WarForFunAndProfit he can gain will get exclusive broadcast broadcasting rights in China. China from the new government]]. When James Bond investigates this, Carver [[TilMurderDoUsPart murders his wife]] wife Paris]] when she gets too close to Bond and Bond, taunting him with a broadcast that frames it as a murder-suicide committed by Bond. Carver later orders the brutal torture of Bond and Wai Lin by [[TheDragon Richard Stamper]]. Stamper]], and guns down his own associate when he's "outlived [his] contract". Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{greed}}.greed.


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The ''Franchise/JamesBond'' franchise features a lot of {{Diabolical Mastermind}}s [[DiabolicalMastermind masterminds]] and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmen]] who want to either get rich, start WorldWarIII or fund have various terrorist plots. Most villains avoid falling into this trope due to redeeming qualities, but some nefarious intentions. Several go above and beyond the call to establish [[CompleteMonster their pure malevolence]].



* ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'': [[BigBad Hugo Drax]] is a cold, snobbish, understated [[CorruptCorporateExecutive executive]] who wishes to [[KillAllHumans exterminate the human race]], except for those he considers "[[MasterRace superior beings]]". To this end, Drax captures men and women whom he sees as physically perfect, planning to keep these people in his giant space station while he covers the earth in a [[DeadlyGas rare toxin]] that will kill every human being on Earth. When one of his Moonraker space shuttles is hijacked, Bond is sent to investigate. Fearing that Bond will discover his plans, Drax sends his assassins to kill him, not doing the job himself because he wants Bond's death to amuse him. When he discovers that his personal pilot, Corrine Dufour, helped Bond uncover his plan, he fires her, then [[FedToTheBeast sends his dogs out to rip her apart]]. After he tells Bond his plan, he traps him and one of his scientists, Dr. Holly Goodhead, under one of his rockets, planning on burning the both of them. When he discovers Bond and Goodhead on his space station, he threatens to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock shoot them both out the airlock]]. When Bond corners him after his plans are failing, Drax finds a gun and threatens to shoot him, knowing that he'll at least "have the pleasure of putting [Bond] out of my misery". Drax is a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow chilling, dark villain who stands out in such a campy, silly movie]].
* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[DiabolicalMastermind Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized facade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.
* ''Film/LicenceToKill'': [[BigBad Franz Sanchez]] can be [[FauxAffablyEvil charming]], but he's also uncommonly brutal and ruthless in dealing with his enemies or those he perceives as disloyal to him. He brutally whips his mistress, Lupe Lamora, with a stingray-tail whip as a punishment for infidelity, and also orders his top henchman Dario to remove the heart of the man she has slept with. He feeds Bond's best friend, Felix Leiter, to a shark (he had his newlywed wife raped and killed right before), and he kills one of his collaborators, [[YourHeadAsplode locking him in a decompression chamber]], believing he stole his money. Towards the [[VillainousBreakdown climax]], he also decides to start "cutting overhead" and shoots his financial advisor. While lacking the body counts of other villains that Bond has faced, Sanchez makes up for it by having a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath visceral cruelty]] that is unmatched.

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* ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'': [[BigBad [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Hugo Drax]] is a cold, snobbish, understated [[CorruptCorporateExecutive executive]] executive who wishes to [[KillAllHumans exterminate the human race]], except for those he considers "[[MasterRace superior beings]]". To this end, Drax captures men and women whom he sees as physically perfect, planning to keep these people in his giant space station while he covers the earth Earth in a [[DeadlyGas rare toxin]] that will kill every human being on Earth. When one of his Moonraker space shuttles is hijacked, Bond is sent to investigate. Fearing that Bond will discover his plans, Drax sends his assassins to kill him, not doing the job himself because he wants Bond's death to [[ItAmusedMe amuse him.him]]. When he discovers that his personal pilot, Corrine Dufour, helped Bond uncover his plan, he fires her, then [[FedToTheBeast sends his dogs out to rip her apart]]. After he tells Bond his plan, he traps him and one of his scientists, Dr. Holly Goodhead, under one of his rockets, planning on burning the both of them. When he discovers Bond and Goodhead on his space station, he threatens to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock shoot them both out the airlock]]. When Bond corners him after his plans are failing, Drax finds a gun and threatens to shoot him, knowing that he'll at least "have the pleasure of putting [Bond] out of my misery". Drax is a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow chilling, dark villain who stands out in such a campy, silly movie]].
* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[DiabolicalMastermind [[PsychopathicManchild Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who will do anything to further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB in order to pursue his scheme to submerge Silicon Valley and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his plan will cost millions of lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin having a detractor ejected from his airship]] when the latter refuses to co-operate. When James Bond and Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in an explosion alongside his remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized facade]], façade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.
* ''Film/LicenceToKill'': [[BigBad [[FauxAffablyEvil Franz Sanchez]] can be [[FauxAffablyEvil charming]], charming, but he's also [[AxCrazy uncommonly brutal and ruthless ruthless]] in dealing with his enemies or those he perceives as disloyal to him. He brutally whips his mistress, Lupe Lamora, with a stingray-tail whip as a punishment for infidelity, and also orders his top henchman Dario to remove the heart of the man she has slept with. He feeds Bond's best friend, Felix Leiter, to a shark (he shark--after having had his newlywed wife raped and killed right before), and before--and he kills one of his collaborators, [[YourHeadAsplode locking him in a decompression chamber]], believing he stole his money. Towards the [[VillainousBreakdown climax]], he also decides to start "cutting overhead" and shoots his financial advisor. While lacking the body counts of other villains that Bond has faced, Sanchez makes up for it by having a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath visceral cruelty]] that is unmatched.



* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul]] and head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing the survivors, sinking a Chinese jet, and attempting to use a stolen British missile to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; all of this is so he can gain exclusive broadcast rights in China. When James Bond investigates this, he murders his wife when she gets too close to Bond and orders the brutal torture of Bond and Wai Lin by [[TheDragon Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{greed}}.

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* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': [[BigBad [[FourEyesZeroSoul Elliot Carver]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul]] mogul and head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing the survivors, sinking a Chinese jet, and attempting to use a stolen British missile to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; all of this is so he can gain exclusive broadcast rights in China. When James Bond investigates this, he Carver [[TilMurderDoUsPart murders his wife wife]] when she gets too close to Bond and orders the brutal torture of Bond and Wai Lin by [[TheDragon Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{greed}}.



* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[TheChessmaster the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] various [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted M herself to die to hurt Bond. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to torture him and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with destroying his stepbrother and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is the ultimate villain of the rebooted chronology to date.

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* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], born Franz Oberhauser, was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[TheChessmaster the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] various [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted M herself to die to [[CainAndAbel hurt Bond.Bond]]. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to torture him and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with destroying his stepbrother and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is the ultimate villain of the rebooted chronology to date.



* ''Literature/{{Scorpius}}'': [[BigBad Vladimir Scorpius]] is a [[ArmsDealer weapons dealer]] who mostly trades with terrorists, making him indirectly responsible for over a thousand deaths before the book even begins. The main story of the novel concerns of him using the {{cult}} he has established—The Meek Ones—to produce generations of suicide bombers [[PsychoForHire for sale]], simply for [[{{greed}} more profit]]. He declares a "holy war" against mankind, inducing his cultists to commit several terrorist acts to kill hundreds of people in the United Kingdom in particular. He is treated with utter revulsion by those who know the real man beneath his persona as Father Valentine, and Bond even states he is the worst criminal he ever had to deal with.

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* ''Literature/{{Scorpius}}'': [[BigBad The [[AntagonistTitle titular Vladimir Scorpius]] is a [[ArmsDealer weapons dealer]] who mostly trades with terrorists, making him indirectly responsible for over a thousand deaths before the book even begins. The main story of the novel concerns of him using the {{cult}} he has established—The Meek Ones—to produce generations of suicide bombers [[PsychoForHire for sale]], simply for [[{{greed}} more profit]]. He declares a "holy war" against mankind, inducing his cultists to commit several terrorist acts to kill hundreds of people in the United Kingdom in particular. He is treated with utter revulsion by those who know the real man beneath his persona as Father Valentine, and Bond even states he is the worst criminal he ever had to deal with.with.
* ''Literature/ZeroMinusTen'': [[ItsAllAboutMe Guy Thackeray]] is a British shipping magnate in Hong Kong who is furious about the transfer to the Chinese government on account of losing his company to an obscure clause from his ancestors. Arranging terrorist attacks and many murders, including that of [[BoardToDeath his board of directors]], Thackeray intends to [[NukeEm destroy Hong Kong with a nuke]] after fraying the tense peace to the breaking point, With this, Thackeray hopes to [[WarForFunAndProfit kick off a war between Britain and China to punish both countries and sate his spiteful ego]].



* ''Serpent's Tooth'', by Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy, et al.: The madman [[BigBad Indigo]] is a reptilian-looking man running a base called New Eden. Abducting women from their families to serve as brainwashed concubines, Indigo experiments on them to eventually make them [[BreedingSlave breeding stock]] for his new world, also converting innocents into degenerated neanderthal-like brutes to serve as muscle. Indigo plans to [[NukeEm detonate nukes]] upon sea cradles, causing waves that crash down on all coasts, 100 miles inland, wiping out 83 percent of all terrestrial life and leaving a new people he can rule himself.

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* ''Serpent's Tooth'', by Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy, et al.: The madman [[BigBad [[AGodAmI Indigo]] is a reptilian-looking man running a base called New Eden. Abducting women from their families to serve as brainwashed concubines, Indigo experiments on them to eventually make them [[BreedingSlave breeding stock]] for his new world, also converting innocents into degenerated neanderthal-like brutes to serve as muscle. Indigo plans to [[NukeEm detonate nukes]] upon sea cradles, causing waves that crash down on all coasts, 100 miles inland, wiping out 83 percent of all terrestrial life and leaving a new people he can rule himself.



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* [[BigBad Rafael/Raphael Drake]] is a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity beloved philanthropist]] who secretly plots to remake the would into a corporate dystopia answerable only to himself. The CEO of the environmentally-friendly corporation Phoenix International, Drake poses as a respected anti-nuclear weapons activist who uses his company's wealth and resources to decommission nukes; in reality, he takes these weapons for himself to be used in a private arsenal against anyone who resits his takeover. Key to his plan is a new [[KillSat space weapons platform]] developed by the US; James Bond is put on Drake's case after it is discovered the latter has stolen the weapons guidance chip for the satellite. When one of his subordinates tries to turn informant for [=MI6=], he orders not just the man's death, but those of his innocent household servants as well; he later murders his mistress by [[DestinationDefenestration defenestration]], [[ForcedToWatch forcing Bond to watch]], after she is exposed as a deep-cover French agent. As his plan commences, he rockets into space to commandeer the weapons platform personally, the platform and his private arsenal giving him enough power to wipe any dissenters off the face of the Earth.

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* [[BigBad [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Rafael/Raphael Drake]] is a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity beloved philanthropist]] philanthropist who secretly plots to [[TakeOverTheWorld remake the would into a corporate dystopia answerable only to himself. himself]]. The CEO of the environmentally-friendly corporation Phoenix International, Drake poses as a respected anti-nuclear weapons activist who uses his company's wealth and resources to decommission nukes; in reality, he takes these weapons for himself to be used in a private arsenal against anyone who resits resists his takeover. Key to his plan is a new [[KillSat space weapons platform]] developed by the US; James Bond is put on Drake's case after it is discovered the latter has stolen the weapons guidance chip for the satellite. When one of his subordinates tries to turn informant for [=MI6=], he orders not just the man's death, but those of his innocent household servants as well; he later murders his mistress by [[DestinationDefenestration defenestration]], [[ForcedToWatch forcing Bond to watch]], after she is exposed as a deep-cover French agent. As his plan commences, he rockets into space to commandeer the weapons platform personally, the platform and his private arsenal giving him enough power to wipe any dissenters off the face of the Earth.


* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[BigBad Max Zorin]] is by far one of the most [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] villains Bond has ever come across. A French-German [[CorruptCorporateExecutive microchip tycoon]] who used to work for the KGB after he and his mentor, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Carl Mortner]], real name [[NaziGrandpa Hans Glaub]], were whisked out of defeated Nazi Germany by the Soviets, he goes rogue to pursue his own plans for domination. His plot involves triggering an earthquake to flood Silicon Valley so his tech company can get a monopoly on the world's supply of microchips, killing millions of people in the process. He [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin drops a businessman to his death]] when the latter disagrees with Zorin's plan, throws a captured spy into an underwater fan to be ground to mush, and kills the San Francisco mayor before blaming Bond for the murder and leaving him and Stacy behind to die in a fire. He's so psychotic that [[BadBoss he gleefully machine guns his own mine workers to death]] and betrays his lover and henchwoman May Day, all of whom were nothing but loyal to him. When his plan is eventually foiled, he goes [[VillainousBreakdown berserk]] as he tries to hack Bond and Stacy up with an axe in a fight atop the Golden Gate Bridge.

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* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[BigBad Max Zorin]] is by far one of [[DiabolicalMastermind Maximilian "Max" Zorin]], the most [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] villains Bond has ever come across. A French-German [[CorruptCorporateExecutive microchip tycoon]] former KGB operative in charge of Zorin Industries, presents himself as an [[ManOfWealthAndTaste affluent and fashionable individual]], but is in truth a vicious, greedy psychopath who used will do anything to work for further his own gains. Abandoning the KGB after he and his mentor, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Carl Mortner]], real name [[NaziGrandpa Hans Glaub]], were whisked out of defeated Nazi Germany by the Soviets, he goes rogue in order to pursue his own plans for domination. His plot involves triggering an earthquake scheme to flood submerge Silicon Valley so and monopolize the global microchip supply, not caring that his tech company can get a monopoly on the world's supply of microchips, killing plan will cost millions of people lives, Zorin proceeds to involve his investors in the process. He his scheme, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin drops having a businessman to detractor ejected from his death]] airship]] when the latter disagrees with Zorin's plan, throws a captured spy into an underwater fan refuses to be ground to mush, co-operate. When James Bond and kills the Stacey Sutton go to San Francisco mayor before blaming city hall to investigate, Zorin kills a city official and a CIA Agent, framing Bond for the murder murders before setting the building on fire. After placing explosives along the Hayward and leaving him San Andreas fault lines, Zorin floods the mines where the explosives were placed, proceeding to gun down any fleeing employees, [[BadBoss despite their loyalty]], driven by a combination of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness resource disposal]] and Stacy behind [[ForTheEvulz schadenfreude]], and allows his mistress May Day to die in a fire. He's so psychotic that [[BadBoss he gleefully machine guns an explosion alongside his own mine workers to death]] and betrays his lover and henchwoman May Day, all of whom were nothing but loyal to him. remaining employees. When Bond sabotages his plan is eventually foiled, he goes [[VillainousBreakdown berserk]] as he tries to hack plot, Zorin attacks Bond and Stacy up with an axe in a fight Sutton atop the Golden Gate Bridge.Bridge with an axe. Despite his [[FauxAffablyEvil civilized facade]], Zorin makes his mark as a [[AxCrazy particularly vicious]] individual.


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* [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], head of Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion ([[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]]) , is an icy sociopath interested only in what profits him. Running SPECTRE with an iron fist, Blofeld facilitates terrorism around the world, and any underling who fails dies a painful, ignominious end. When he and Bond finally come face to face, Blofeld is [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice attempting to start a nuclear war]] to have the Soviets and the Americans wipe one another out, allowing SPECTRE to blackmail the newest superpowers. When this fails, Blofeld [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService undergoes plastic surgery]] and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering [[spoiler:Bond's new wife on their wedding day]]. Later [[Film/DiamondsAreForever having plastic surgery again]], Blofeld has multiple diamonds stolen to power a satellite with an orbital laser. Blofeld calls an auction between the Soviets, Chinese and Americans: The winner will possess nuclear supremacy in the world. The losers will be wiped out by the satellite.

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* [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], head of Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion ([[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]]) , is an icy sociopath interested only in what profits him. Running SPECTRE with an iron fist, Blofeld facilitates terrorism around the world, and any underling who fails dies a painful, ignominious end. When he and Bond finally come face to face, Blofeld is [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice attempting to start a nuclear war]] to have the Soviets and the Americans wipe one another out, allowing SPECTRE to blackmail the newest superpowers. When this fails, Blofeld [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService undergoes plastic surgery]] and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering [[spoiler:Bond's Bond's new wife on their wedding day]].day. Later [[Film/DiamondsAreForever having plastic surgery again]], Blofeld has multiple diamonds stolen to power a satellite with an orbital laser. Blofeld calls an auction between the Soviets, Chinese and Americans: The winner will possess nuclear supremacy in the world. The losers will be wiped out by the satellite.



* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[spoiler:[[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]]]], was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[TheChessmaster the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] various [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted [[spoiler:M herself to die]] to hurt Bond. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to torture him and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with destroying his stepbrother and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is the ultimate villain of the rebooted chronology to date.

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* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[spoiler:[[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]]]], Blofeld]], was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[TheChessmaster the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] various [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted [[spoiler:M M herself to die]] die to hurt Bond. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to torture him and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with destroying his stepbrother and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is the ultimate villain of the rebooted chronology to date.

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* [[MadScientist Slaven Kurjak]], from the first arc, ''VARGR'', seems to be a respected Serbian inventor, but in actuality is a former worker at [[POWCamp concentration camps]] during the [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Kosovo War]]. Longing to replicate the series of [[PlayingWithSyringes contained tortures and experiments]] on an unprecedented scale, Kurjak starts peddling a flesh-eating drug throughout Britain as a test pool, resulting in countless lives being agonizingly lost to the drug. Once ousted, Kurjak [[BadBoss slaughters the totality of his own staff]] and gloats to Bond as he leaves him to die in a decontamination chamber that his intention is to turn the entire world into a grand system of horrific torture and cruelty, where he and other like-minded sadists can slake their thirst for hurting people with full impunity.
* ''Hammerhead'' {{Spinoff}}, by Andy Diggle & Luca Casalanguida: Victoria Hunt intends to usurp her father's company and take the railgun project Hammerhead for her own by [[{{Patricide}} having her father murdered]]. Secretly the underworld mastermind "Kraken", Victoria seduces Bond and arranges a [[NukeEm nuke to be delivered to Yemen to be detonated there]]. When this fails, Victoria opts to nuke London to wipe the city and everyone in it off the map while blackmailing Britain's allies to fall behind her in a resurgent British Empire. Upon seeing the approach of British forces, Victoria has Hammerhead simply begin vaporizing all of them, intending to rule the world from the shadows in a brutal regime.

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Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy, et al.: The madman [[BigBad Indigo]] is a reptilian-looking man running a base called New Eden. Abducting women from their families to serve as brainwashed concubines, Indigo experiments on them to eventually make them [[BreedingSlave breeding stock]] for his new world, also converting innocents into degenerated neanderthal-like brutes to serve as muscle. Indigo plans to [[NukeEm detonate nukes]] upon sea cradles, causing waves that crash down on all coasts, 100 miles inland, wiping out 83 percent of all terrestrial life and leaving a new people he can rule himself.
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[[MadScientist Slaven Kurjak]], from the first arc, ''VARGR'', seems to be a respected Serbian inventor, but in actuality is a former worker at [[POWCamp concentration camps]] during the [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Kosovo War]]. Longing to replicate the series of [[PlayingWithSyringes contained tortures and experiments]] on an unprecedented scale, Kurjak starts peddling a flesh-eating drug throughout Britain as a test pool, resulting in countless lives being agonizingly lost to the drug. Once ousted, Kurjak [[BadBoss slaughters the totality of his own staff]] and gloats to Bond as he leaves him to die in a decontamination chamber that his intention is to turn the entire world into a grand system of horrific torture and cruelty, where he and other like-minded sadists can slake their thirst for hurting people with full impunity.
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''Hammerhead'' {{Spinoff}}, by Andy Diggle & Luca Casalanguida: Victoria Hunt intends to usurp her father's company and take the railgun project Hammerhead for her own by [[{{Patricide}} having her father murdered]]. Secretly the underworld mastermind "Kraken", Victoria seduces Bond and arranges a [[NukeEm nuke to be delivered to Yemen to be detonated there]]. When this fails, Victoria opts to nuke London to wipe the city and everyone in it off the map while blackmailing Britain's allies to fall behind her in a resurgent British Empire. Upon seeing the approach of British forces, Victoria has Hammerhead simply begin vaporizing all of them, intending to rule the world from the shadows in a brutal regime.

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* ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'': [[TheHeavy Emilio Largo]] is the sadistic, cruel NumberTwo of SPECTRE. Plotting to blackmail the world at large, Largo has a pilot murdered to have an agent steal his identity, leaving the man to drown [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when his usefulness is expended]], and stealing two NATO warheads. Largo showcases a willingness to [[SharkPool feed failed agents to sharks]], and is an [[TortureTechnician enthusiast for torture]], with one British agent taking cyanide to avoid that fate. Later torturing his mistress Domino, Largo reveals he plans to nuke Miami when his ransom isn't met.


* ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'': [[BigBad Hugo Drax]] is a cold, snobbish, understated [[CorruptCorporateExecutive executive]] who wishes to [[KillAllHumans exterminate the human race]], except for those he considers "[[MasterRace superior beings]]". To this end, Drax captures men and women whom he sees as physically perfect, planning to keep these people in his giant space station while he covers the earth in a [[DeadlyGas rare toxin that will kill every human being on earth]]. When one of his Moonraker space shuttles is hijacked, Bond is sent to investigate. Fearing that Bond will discover his plans, Drax sends his assassins to kill him, not doing the job himself because [[ForTheEvulz he wants Bond's death]] to [[ItAmusedMe amuse him]]. When he discovers that his personal pilot, Corrine Dufour, helped Bond uncover his plan, he fires her, then [[FedToTheBeast sends his dogs out to rip her apart]]. After he tells Bond his plan, he traps him and one of his scientists, Dr. Holly Goodhead, under one of his rockets, planning on burning the both of them. When he discovers Bond and Goodhead on his space station, he threatens to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock shoot them both out the airlock]]. When Bond corners him after his plans are failing, Drax finds a gun and threatens to shoot him, knowing that he'll at least "have the pleasure of putting [Bond] out of my misery". Drax is a [[KnightOfCerebus chilling, dark villain]] who [[VileVillainSaccharineShow stands out in such a campy, silly movie]].
* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[BigBad Max Zorin]] is by far one of the most psychopathic and AxCrazy villains Bond has ever come across. A French-German CorruptCorporateExecutive who used to work for the KGB after he and his EvilutionaryBiologist mentor Dr. Carl Mortner aka Hans Glaub were whisked out of the defeated Nazi Germany by the Soviets, he goes rogue to pursue his own plans for domination. His plot involves triggering an earthquake to flood Silicon Valley so his tech company can get a monopoly on the world's supply of microchips, killing millions of people in the proces. He [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin drops a businessman to his death]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards when he disagrees with Zorin's plan]], throws a captured spy into an underwater fan to be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath ground to mush]], and kills the San Francisco mayor before blaming Bond for the murder and leaving him and Stacy behind to die in a fire. He's so psychotic that [[BadBoss he gleefully machine guns his own mine workers to death]] and betrays his lover and henchwoman May Day, all of whom were nothing but loyal to him. When his plan is eventually foiled he goes through a VillainousBreakdown as he tries to [[AnAxeToGrind hack Bond and Stacy up with an ax]] in a fight on top of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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* ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'': [[BigBad Hugo Drax]] is a cold, snobbish, understated [[CorruptCorporateExecutive executive]] who wishes to [[KillAllHumans exterminate the human race]], except for those he considers "[[MasterRace superior beings]]". To this end, Drax captures men and women whom he sees as physically perfect, planning to keep these people in his giant space station while he covers the earth in a [[DeadlyGas rare toxin toxin]] that will kill every human being on earth]].Earth. When one of his Moonraker space shuttles is hijacked, Bond is sent to investigate. Fearing that Bond will discover his plans, Drax sends his assassins to kill him, not doing the job himself because [[ForTheEvulz he wants Bond's death]] death to [[ItAmusedMe amuse him]].him. When he discovers that his personal pilot, Corrine Dufour, helped Bond uncover his plan, he fires her, then [[FedToTheBeast sends his dogs out to rip her apart]]. After he tells Bond his plan, he traps him and one of his scientists, Dr. Holly Goodhead, under one of his rockets, planning on burning the both of them. When he discovers Bond and Goodhead on his space station, he threatens to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock shoot them both out the airlock]]. When Bond corners him after his plans are failing, Drax finds a gun and threatens to shoot him, knowing that he'll at least "have the pleasure of putting [Bond] out of my misery". Drax is a [[KnightOfCerebus chilling, dark villain]] who [[VileVillainSaccharineShow chilling, dark villain who stands out in such a campy, silly movie]].
* ''Film/AViewToAKill'': [[BigBad Max Zorin]] is by far one of the most psychopathic and AxCrazy [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] villains Bond has ever come across. A French-German CorruptCorporateExecutive [[CorruptCorporateExecutive microchip tycoon]] who used to work for the KGB after he and his EvilutionaryBiologist mentor mentor, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Carl Mortner aka Mortner]], real name [[NaziGrandpa Hans Glaub Glaub]], were whisked out of the defeated Nazi Germany by the Soviets, he goes rogue to pursue his own plans for domination. His plot involves triggering an earthquake to flood Silicon Valley so his tech company can get a monopoly on the world's supply of microchips, killing millions of people in the proces. process. He [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin drops a businessman to his death]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards when he the latter disagrees with Zorin's plan]], plan, throws a captured spy into an underwater fan to be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath ground to mush]], mush, and kills the San Francisco mayor before blaming Bond for the murder and leaving him and Stacy behind to die in a fire. He's so psychotic that [[BadBoss he gleefully machine guns his own mine workers to death]] and betrays his lover and henchwoman May Day, all of whom were nothing but loyal to him. When his plan is eventually foiled foiled, he goes through a VillainousBreakdown [[VillainousBreakdown berserk]] as he tries to [[AnAxeToGrind hack Bond and Stacy up with an ax]] axe in a fight on top of atop the Golden Gate Bridge.



* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul]] and head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing the survivors, sinking a Chinese jet, and attempting to use a stolen British missile to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; all of this is so he can gain exclusive broadcast rights in China. When James Bond investigates this, he murders his wife when she gets too close to Bond and orders the [[ColdBloodedTorture brutal torture]] of Bond and Wai Lin by his [[TheDragon dragon]], [[TortureTechnician Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{Greed}}.

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* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul]] and head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing the survivors, sinking a Chinese jet, and attempting to use a stolen British missile to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; all of this is so he can gain exclusive broadcast rights in China. When James Bond investigates this, he murders his wife when she gets too close to Bond and orders the [[ColdBloodedTorture brutal torture]] torture of Bond and Wai Lin by his [[TheDragon dragon]], [[TortureTechnician Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{Greed}}.{{greed}}.



* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for [[FreudianExcuse loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in]]. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[GreaterScopeVillain the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted [[spoiler:M herself to die]] to hurt Bond. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture him]] and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying his stepbrother]] and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is [[TheChessmaster the ultimate villain]] of the rebooted chronology to date.

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* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[spoiler:Ernst [[spoiler:[[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], Blofeld]]]], was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for [[FreudianExcuse loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in]].in. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[GreaterScopeVillain [[TheChessmaster the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] various [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted [[spoiler:M herself to die]] to hurt Bond. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture him]] him and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying his stepbrother]] stepbrother and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is [[TheChessmaster the ultimate villain]] villain of the rebooted chronology to date.


* ''Film/GoldenEye'': [[DarkActionGirl Xenia Onatopp]], a psychotic Russian assassin working for the Janus Syndicate, has the dubious honor of being the most depraved FemmeFatale Bond has ever come across. Initially seen as a charming, elegant woman, Xenia reveals [[CombatSadomasochist her true nature]] when, in bed with her target, she kills him by crushing him between her thighs to suffocate him, getting clear sexual ecstasy from the murder; she later tries to kill Bond the same way. She steals his security clearance and murders several innocent sailors before eluding Bond. Later, when Xenia arrives in a Russian facility, she massacres all the techs with machine gun fire, getting very visibly aroused by the killings; even her partner for the mission looks a bit stunned at this. Xenia has one of the largest body counts for a [[TheDragon Dragon]] in the franchise, and unlike the majority of her male counterparts, Xenia is in it for money and thrills. She has no issue helping to use the [=GoldenEye=] satellite to plunge England into the dark ages as long as she gets rich from it. The fact that this gives her the ability to express her sexualized love for killing is just a bonus.

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* ''Film/GoldenEye'': [[DarkActionGirl Xenia Onatopp]], a [[PsychoForHire psychotic Russian assassin assassin]] working for the Janus Syndicate, has the dubious honor of being the most depraved FemmeFatale Bond has ever come across. Initially seen as a charming, elegant woman, Xenia reveals [[CombatSadomasochist her true nature]] when, in bed with her target, she kills him by crushing him between her thighs to suffocate him, getting clear sexual ecstasy from the murder; she later tries to kill Bond the same way. She steals his security clearance and murders several innocent sailors before eluding Bond. Later, when Xenia arrives in a Russian facility, she massacres all the techs with machine gun fire, getting very visibly aroused by the killings; even her partner for the mission looks a bit stunned at this. Xenia has one of the largest body counts for a [[TheDragon Dragon]] in the franchise, and unlike the majority of her male counterparts, Xenia is in it for money and thrills. She has no issue helping to use the [=GoldenEye=] satellite to plunge England into the dark ages as long as she gets rich from it. The fact that this gives her the ability to express her sexualized love for killing is just a bonus.



* ''Literature/YoungBond'': [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[EvilutionaryBiologist Perseus Friend]] is a cold, cruel man. In ''Literature/SilverFin'', he helps Randolph Hellbore create a SuperSerum despite [[BodyHorror its ugly results]]. In ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand'' he stages a car crash with Graf Otto von Schlick to graft his skin onto himself, and has Otto's wife killed. He joins up with the Third Reich and participates in a scheme to inspire the workers of Britain to revolt against their leaders with a [[RedScare communist front]], resulting in the assassination of King George V which would place the Fascism-friendly Edward VIII back on the throne, allying with Hitler's Germany against Russia. When he has Bond and his LoveInterest Roan captive, Friend decides to repay Bond for their previous encounters by flaying Bond alive while recording it for later viewing and [[ForcedToWatch forcing Roan to watch]], just [[ForTheEvulz for the amusement that he'll gain]].

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* ''Literature/YoungBond'': [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Perseus Friend]] is a cold, cruel man. In ''Literature/SilverFin'', he helps Randolph Hellbore Hellebore create a SuperSerum despite [[BodyHorror its ugly results]]. results. In ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand'' ''Literature/ByRoyalCommand'', he stages a car crash with Graf Otto von Schlick to graft his skin onto himself, and has Otto's wife killed. He joins up with the Third Reich and participates in a scheme to inspire the workers of Britain to revolt against their leaders with a [[RedScare communist front]], Communist front, resulting in the assassination of King George V V, which would place the Fascism-friendly Edward VIII back on the throne, allying with Hitler's Germany against Russia. When he has Bond and his LoveInterest Roan captive, Friend decides to repay Bond for their previous encounters by flaying Bond alive while recording it for later viewing and [[ForcedToWatch forcing Roan to watch]], watch, just [[ForTheEvulz for the amusement that he'll gain]].
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* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for [[FreudianExcuse loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in]]. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[GreaterScopeVillain the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted [[spoiler:M herself to die]] to hurt Bond. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture him]] and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying his stepbrother]] and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is [[TheChessmaster the ultimate villain]] of the rebooted chronology to date.

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* ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': [[BigBad Franz Oberhauser]], real name [[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], was once a sociopathic boy who murdered his own father for [[FreudianExcuse loving a young, orphaned James Bond the Oberhauser family took in]]. Faking his own death and adopting his new name, Oberhauser built up the criminal organization [[NebulousEvilOrganization SPECTRE]], which finances and facilitates terrorism around the globe, allies with interested parties to topple governments, prolong civil wars, horde natural resources, and eventually involves itself in the sex trade where [[HumanTraffickers hundreds of thousands of women and children are trafficked trafficked]] to feed SPECTRE's accounts. Oberhauser gleefully reveals himself as [[GreaterScopeVillain the architect]] of James's pain, having [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 arranged]] [[Film/QuantumOfSolace events]] to result in the deaths of Bond's friends, and loved ones. He was also the one behind [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], having wanted [[spoiler:M herself to die]] to hurt Bond. With Bond himself, Oberhauser has small needles drilled into his head to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture him]] and even threatens to steal his ability to recognize faces by drilling in the right place. When this fails, Oberhauser holds Bond's LoveInterest in a rigged chamber--also forcing her to watch the footage of her father committing suicide--so Bond [[SadisticChoice must either try to save her and die in an explosion, or abandon her to save himself and live with the shame of it]]. Obsessed with [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying his stepbrother]] and devoted only to his own massive megalomania and eagerness to condemn the world to chaos or tyranny if it suits his purposes, Oberhauser is [[TheChessmaster the ultimate villain]] of the rebooted chronology to date.


* [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], head of [[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]] [[note]] Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion[[/note]] and James Bond's ArchEnemy, is an icy sociopath interested only in [[{{greed}} what profits him]]. Running SPECTRE with an iron fist, Blofeld facilitates terrorism around the world and any underling [[YouHaveFailedMe who fails]] dies a [[BadBoss painful, ignominious end]]. When he and Bond finally come face to face, Blofeld is [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice attempting to start a nuclear war]] to have the Soviets and the Americans wipe one another out, allowing SPECTRE to blackmail the newest superpowers. When this fails, Blofeld [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService undergoes plastic surgery]] and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering [[spoiler:Bond's new wife on their wedding day]]. Later [[Film/DiamondsAreForever having plastic surgery again]], Blofeld has multiple diamonds stolen to power a satellite with an orbital laser. Blofeld calls an auction between the Soviets, Chinese and Americans: the winner will possess nuclear supremacy in the world. The losers will be wiped out by the satellite.

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* [[Characters/JamesBondBlofeld Ernst Stavro Blofeld]], head of [[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]] [[note]] Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion[[/note]] and James Bond's ArchEnemy, Extortion ([[NebulousEvilOrganisation SPECTRE]]) , is an icy sociopath interested only in [[{{greed}} what profits him]]. him. Running SPECTRE with an iron fist, Blofeld facilitates terrorism around the world world, and any underling [[YouHaveFailedMe who fails]] fails dies a [[BadBoss painful, ignominious end]].end. When he and Bond finally come face to face, Blofeld is [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice attempting to start a nuclear war]] to have the Soviets and the Americans wipe one another out, allowing SPECTRE to blackmail the newest superpowers. When this fails, Blofeld [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService undergoes plastic surgery]] and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering [[spoiler:Bond's new wife on their wedding day]]. Later [[Film/DiamondsAreForever having plastic surgery again]], Blofeld has multiple diamonds stolen to power a satellite with an orbital laser. Blofeld calls an auction between the Soviets, Chinese and Americans: the The winner will possess nuclear supremacy in the world. The losers will be wiped out by the satellite.



* ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'': [[PsychoForHire Donovan "Red" Grant]] [[note]]changed to Donald in the film[[/note]] has been afflicted with a burning urge to kill during the full moon since his youth. Starting with animals, he graduated to vagrants and tramps before becoming a SerialKiller who targeted young woman in his native Ireland. Escaping justice by joining the military, Grant would defect to the Russians after he realized they could offer him the bloodshed he craved. A ruthless, efficient killer, Grant rose to the position of head executioner of the clandestine group SMERSH and was indulged in being allowed to murder with impunity during the full moon. This even extended to Grant being allowed access to prisons with {{chainsaw|Good}}s during those nights. Bond's chosen executioner, Grant kills his ally Darko Kerim and proceeds to try to murder Bond and his lover, admitting that all he cares about in life is his ability to murder people.

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* ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'': [[PsychoForHire Donovan "Red" Grant]] [[note]]changed to Donald in the film[[/note]] has been afflicted with a burning urge to kill during the full moon since his youth. Starting with animals, he graduated to vagrants and tramps before becoming a SerialKiller who targeted young woman in his native Ireland. Escaping justice by joining the military, Grant would defect to the Russians after he realized they could offer him the bloodshed he craved. A ruthless, efficient killer, Grant rose to the position of head executioner of the clandestine group SMERSH and was indulged in being allowed to murder with impunity during the full moon. This even extended to Grant being allowed access to prisons with {{chainsaw|Good}}s during those nights. Bond's chosen executioner, Grant kills his ally Darko Kerim and proceeds to try to murder Bond and his lover, admitting that all he cares about in life is his ability to murder people.

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* [[BigBad Rafael/Raphael Drake]] is a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity beloved philanthropist]] who secretly plots to remake the would into a corporate dystopia answerable only to himself. The CEO of the environmentally-friendly corporation Phoenix International, Drake poses as a respected anti-nuclear weapons activist who uses his company's wealth and resources to decommission nukes; in reality, he takes these weapons for himself to be used in a private arsenal against anyone who resits his takeover. Key to his plan is a new [[KillSat space weapons platform]] developed by the US; James Bond is put on Drake's case after it is discovered the latter has stolen the weapons guidance chip for the satellite. When one of his subordinates tries to turn informant for [=MI6=], he orders not just the man's death, but those of his innocent household servants as well; he later murders his mistress by [[DestinationDefenestration defenestration]], [[ForcedToWatch forcing Bond to watch]], after she is exposed as a deep-cover French agent. As his plan commences, he rockets into space to commandeer the weapons platform personally, the platform and his private arsenal giving him enough power to wipe any dissenters off the face of the Earth.


* [[MadScientist Slaven Kurjak]], from the first arc, ''VARGR'', seems to be a respected Serbian inventor, but in actuality is a former worker at [[POWCamp concentration camps]] during the [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Kosovo War]]. Longing to replicate the series of [[TortureTechnician contained tortures and experiments]] on an unprecedented scale, Kurjak starts peddling a flesh-eating drug throughout Britain as a test pool, resulting in countless lives being agonizingly lost to the drug. Once ousted, Kurjak [[BadBoss slaughters the totality of his own staff]] and gloats to Bond as he leaves him to die in a decontamination chamber that his intention is to turn the entire world into a grand system of horrific torture and cruelty, where he and other like-minded {{sadist}}s can slake their thirst for hurting people with full impunity.

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* [[MadScientist Slaven Kurjak]], from the first arc, ''VARGR'', seems to be a respected Serbian inventor, but in actuality is a former worker at [[POWCamp concentration camps]] during the [[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Kosovo War]]. Longing to replicate the series of [[TortureTechnician [[PlayingWithSyringes contained tortures and experiments]] on an unprecedented scale, Kurjak starts peddling a flesh-eating drug throughout Britain as a test pool, resulting in countless lives being agonizingly lost to the drug. Once ousted, Kurjak [[BadBoss slaughters the totality of his own staff]] and gloats to Bond as he leaves him to die in a decontamination chamber that his intention is to turn the entire world into a grand system of horrific torture and cruelty, where he and other like-minded {{sadist}}s sadists can slake their thirst for hurting people with full impunity.


* ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': [[BigBad Auric]] [[AntagonistTitle Goldfinger]] is such a [[FauxAffablyEvil memorable and witty villain]] that you almost forget that he's a criminally insane maniac. His plan involves poisoning an army barracks and the surrounding town - 60,000 people (he shrugs this off with AMillionIsAStatistic) - and then detonating a nuclear device in Fort Knox to trigger a major economic crisis for his own profit. He considers such a scheme potentially one of the greatest achievements in human endeavor, up there with scaling Everest and splitting the Atom. He punishes his assistant, who becomes a Bond girl and costs him a rigged card game, by having her murdered with golden paint. He tries to have James Bond [[GroinAttack sawn in half with a laser]], and he [[EvilGloating gloats to his mob partners]] even though he always planned to kill them (and does) - he just wanted to let them know how brilliant a criminal mastermind he was. Bond panders to his ego because he sees just how dangerously mad he is.

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* ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'': [[BigBad Auric]] The [[AntagonistTitle titular Auric Goldfinger]] is such a man whose [[FauxAffablyEvil memorable wit and witty villain]] politeness]] only mask the dangerous psychopath that you almost forget that he's a criminally insane maniac. His plan involves he is. Obsessed with [[{{Greed}} increasing his wealth at any cost]], Goldfinger plans on poisoning an army barracks and the surrounding town - town, which would kill 60,000 people (he shrugs this off with AMillionIsAStatistic) - and people—[[LackOfEmpathy for which he cares nothing about]]--and then detonating a nuclear device in Fort Knox to trigger a major economic crisis for his own profit. He considers such a scheme potentially one of the greatest achievements in human endeavor, up there with scaling Everest and splitting the Atom. He punishes his assistant, who becomes a Bond girl and costs him a rigged card game, by having her murdered with golden paint. He paint that suffocates her, and later tries to have James Bond [[GroinAttack sawn in half with a laser]], and he [[EvilGloating laser. He gloats to his mob partners]] partners even though he was always planned to kill planning on killing them (and does) - he just wanted and does-- simply to let them know how brilliant a criminal mastermind he was. bask in his [[ItsAllAboutMe own ego]] at his plan. Despite being one of the earliest villains that Bond panders to his ego because he sees just how dangerously mad he is.ever faced, Goldfinger still remains one of the worst.


* ''Film/LicenceToKill'': [[BigBad Franz Sanchez]] can be [[FauxAffablyEvil charming]], but he's also uncommonly brutal and ruthless in dealing with his enemies or those he perceives as disloyal to him. He brutally whips his mistress, Lupe Lamora, with a [[WhipItGood stingray-tail whip]] as a punishment for infidelity, and also orders his top henchman Dario to remove the heart of the man she has slept with. He feeds Bond's best friend, Felix Leiter, to a shark (he had his newlywed wife raped and killed right before), and he kills one of his collaborators, [[YourHeadAsplode locking him in a decompression chamber]], believing he stole his money. Towards the [[VillainousBreakdown climax]], he also decides to start [[BadBoss "cutting overhead"]] and shoots his financial advisor.

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* ''Film/LicenceToKill'': [[BigBad Franz Sanchez]] can be [[FauxAffablyEvil charming]], but he's also uncommonly brutal and ruthless in dealing with his enemies or those he perceives as disloyal to him. He brutally whips his mistress, Lupe Lamora, with a [[WhipItGood stingray-tail whip]] whip as a punishment for infidelity, and also orders his top henchman Dario to remove the heart of the man she has slept with. He feeds Bond's best friend, Felix Leiter, to a shark (he had his newlywed wife raped and killed right before), and he kills one of his collaborators, [[YourHeadAsplode locking him in a decompression chamber]], believing he stole his money. Towards the [[VillainousBreakdown climax]], he also decides to start [[BadBoss "cutting overhead"]] overhead" and shoots his financial advisor.advisor. While lacking the body counts of other villains that Bond has faced, Sanchez makes up for it by having a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath visceral cruelty]] that is unmatched.

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