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     Mary Goodnight 

Mary Goodnight
"Oh, darling, I'm tempted. But killing a few hours as one of your passing fancies isn't quite my scene."

Played by: Britt Ekland

A MI-6 field agent working in Macau who joins Bond (much to his dismay) to help in the Scaramanga case. She's James Bond's secretary in the Ian Fleming novels. Is an competent agent and important character in the books, but is considered to be a truly idiotic Bond Girl in the movie.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Mary Goodnight is described as a brunette in at least one of the novels she appears in. She is blonde in another one, but that appears to be a continuity error.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: A particularly glaring example. In the original novels, she was a capable and intelligent field agent, and ultimately the girl Bond ends up with in the end. In the film, she's incredibly clumsy and an active liability for Bond whenever she's on-screen. Bond acts annoyed with her, justifiably, for almost the entire film.
  • Adaptational Job Change: She was Bond's secretary in the latter novels. In the film, she's a field agent.
  • Ascended Extra: In the books, she was the secretary to the 00 section, she had a requisite appearance in the last few of Fleming's novels, and her role in the films was combined with Moneypenny's to create the film incarnation of the latter. In the film, she's made a field agent, has a much expanded role and eventually gets together with Bond in the end.
  • The Ditz: Her defining characteristic seems to be her profound clumsiness and inexperience. However, she somewhat makes up for these flaws with her courage.
  • Dumb Blonde: The most blatant example in the whole Bond series. Especially bad considering she's supposed to be a trained agent herself.
  • Girl Friday: As the 00 Section's secretary, she assists Bond in his mission in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Man With the Golden Gun.
  • Girl of the Week: The main Bond Girl of this film.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Scaramanga forces her to wear a bikini - a rare justification, it's so she can't have concealed weapons, a legitimate concern as Goodnight is (at least supposed to be) a trained agent. Another reason is to break her psychologically through the humiliation of being half-naked in front of her enemies (fortunately this fails, as Goodnight retains her dignity as she waits for rescue).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: For all her faults, she is sweet, courageous and gentle.
  • Informed Ability: Supposedly she's a trained agent; instead, her performance will have one wonder if she's taking Obfuscating Stupidity up to eleven or if standards at MI6 are simply taking a turn for the worse.
  • The Klutz: She bumbles and fumbles at seemingly anything she does through the film.
  • Last Girl Wins: In the Ian Fleming books, she was the last Bond Girl by virtue of the book she appeared in being the last Fleming wrote.
  • The Load: She shows to be a liability to Bond on many occasions, especially at Scaramanga's island.
  • The Millstone: Some Bond Girls are neutral during fights, some are ultimately useless. Mary's the one Bond Girl who's even worse than that. She contributes to the plot in ways that make her an actual hindrance, which is worse than normal because she's supposed to be a trained agent herself.
  • Ms. Fanservice: For all her character's faults, a bikini-clad Britt Ekland is still a bikini-clad Britt Ekland, and it's still a spectacular sight.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Goodnight trying to put a tracer in Scaramanga's car ends up with her captured and Bond having to not only rescue her but also retrieve the Solex, since she was carrying it.
    • Also, the Collapsing Lair is due to Goodnight pushing a mook into a liquid helium tank.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Mary Goodnight, while being held prisoner on his private island by Scaramanga, is forbidden any clothes other than a bikini; Scaramanga's excuse is that he wants to make sure she has no weapons concealed.
  • Sexy Secretary: In the books, she's the secretary of 00 section, and flirts with Bond more than a few times. The 00s have a bet to see who will be the first to have sex with her.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She puts life and limb at risk by doing things that one would think that someone who isn't even a trained agent, like herself is supposed to be, would know to not do.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Spends most of the film's third act onscreen wearing a bikini.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Mary glares at Bond during the lunch with Scaramanga, implying that she blames him for her humiliating captivity.

Bond's Allies

     Lieutenant Hip 

Lieutenant Hip

Played by: Soon-Tek Oh

Bond's local MI6 contact in Hong Kong and Bangkok.

  • Badass Family: His nieces have a father who runs a karate school, and it shows. And himself is a pretty good fighter.
  • The Cavalry: Comes to rescue Bond from the martial arts school when he's prisoner there and brings his badass nieces along at that. Then he somehow leaves Bond behind!
  • Delivery Guy Infiltration: Disguises himself as a popcorn vendor at the Muay Thai match where Andrea Anders is supposed to hand the Solex unit over to Bond.
  • Human Ladder: Bond stands on his shoulders to get a view into Hai Fat's residence. Despite seeing loads of security, Bond hops the wall and lets himself in.
  • The Kindnapper: Bond doesn't find out that Hip is an ally until well after being arrested by him.

     Hip's Nieces 

Cha and Nara

Played by: Joie Vejjajiva (Cha) and Yuen Qiu (Nara)

Lieutenant Hip's nieces, who help him rescue Bond from a martial arts school where Hai Fat had him put to be killed.

  • Action Girl: They mop up the floor with over a dozen or so martial arts students without breaking a sweat.
  • Badass Family: Their father runs a karate school, and taught them to fight. And their uncle knows how to fight as well.
  • The Cavalry: They come with their uncle to rescue Bond from the martial arts school when he's prisoner there.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: When Bond tells them to stand back and gallantly prepares himself to fight a dozen or so martial arts students on his own, they step up and, much to Bond's surprise, turn out to be great fighters and curb-stomp the students. While they're fighting, Hip mentions that their father runs a karate school.


     Francisco Scaramanga 

Francisco Scaramanga
"A duel between titans... my golden gun against your Walther PPK."

Played by: Christopher Lee

A former Rio gunman who worked for the KGB before going freelance as a high profile assassin.

  • Actor Allusion: One scene has Andrea walk in on him lying on his back with his hands folded on his chest.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the book Scaramanga did have legitimate gunfighter and marksman skills, but was overall simply a mid-level thug who happened to have a streak of good luck that got him prominent enough to be on Bond's radar. In the film he's a full-on Evil Counterpart to Bond with Improbable Aiming Skills who's actually credible when he calls himself "the world's greatest assassin". He really fits the trailer description of being "The Most Dangerous Man Alive".
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: He's described as having a pencil-thin moustache in the novel. In the film, he's clean-shaven.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's considerably more affable and charming than his book counterpart.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: In the book, he was an unpleasant, one-dimensional thug. In the film, he's still a villain, but much more charismatic and charming to the point of being a dark reflection of Bond.
  • Adaptational Nationality: He is of Catalonian origin in the novel, while in the movie he is British-born and lived in Brazil.
  • Adaptational Weapon Swap: In the novel, his titular weapon was a regular revolver painted gold. The film version is much more elaborate, being made out of different components and can be assembled.
  • Affably Evil: Unlike other villains, he genuinely respects Bond. It won't stop him from killing him though. He is genuinely suave, charming, and very charismatic - until you get on his bad side. It's interesting to note that when he reveals his dangerous side, his eyes take on a very cold look that could freeze anyone where they stand, and make them squirm; he actually manages to startle and unsettle Bond on more than one occasion. Even when he's being charming, he exudes an aura of dangerous charisma that is both frightening, and very alluring at the same time. Unlike the other villains that Bond has encountered - before and after - Scaramanga is not a terrorist hell bent on world domination or destruction, but an assassin who actually enjoys the thrill of the hunt when on an assignment, or when facing those who have been summoned to try and kill him in his playhouse.
  • Animal Lover: As a child, he befriended an abused circus elephant. When the animal's handler killed it, Scaramanga killed him in turn.
  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • In the novel, he carries the single-action, six-round Colt Single Action Army for powerful shots, despite the availability of higher-capacity semiautomatics with faster reloads.
    • In the film, his custom pistol is a small, light gun that can be easily split apart and disguised as ordinary trinkets. However, it can only hold one round, and a low-caliber one at that. It's only useful to Scaramanga's job as a hitman by virtue of his being Scaramanga.
  • Antagonist Title: He's the titular "Man with the Golden Gun."
  • Badass Boast: Gives a brief one when convinces Bond to duel him.
    Scaramanga: A duel between titans. My golden gun against your Walther PPK. Each of us a 50-50 chance.
    Bond: Six bullets to your one?
    Scaramanga: I only need one.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed. When Hai Fat dismisses him as a junior partner, Scaramanga remains calm but it's clear the man took offense at Fat's remarks. Scaramanga responds to this in the most painful way.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: His gun is made of a lighter, a cigarette box, a pen, and a cufflink.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: In the film his bespoke gun and bullets are made of pure gold. In the novel, he uses a somewhat more practical gold-plated Colt Single Action Army revolver firing gold-jacketed silver bullets.
  • Blood Knight: Scaramanga loves a good challenge, to the point that he has Nick Nack hire people to kill him so he can improve his skills.
  • Bond One-Liner: Appropriately as an Evil Counterpart for Bond, Scaramanga gets a couple.
    • After killing Hai Fat.
      Scaramanga: Mr. Fat has just resigned. I'm the new Chairman of the Board.
    • After destroying Bond's plane with a solar-powered laser cannon:
      Scaramanga: Now, that's what I call solar power.
      Bond: And, that's what I call trouble...
  • Circus Brat: He worked and lived in a circus until at least the age of ten, his parents being a ringmaster and snake charmer. He befriended an elephant. Said elephant's trainer abused the animal and finally killed it. Scaramanga committed his first murder when he shot the trainer out of revenge for the animal's death, and continued on this path from then on.
  • Complexity Addiction: Scaramanga chooses to use a one bullet gun because extra bullets would imply he misses. He keeps an extra (and normal) gun, of course, plus a sizeable collection. The literary version uses a more conventional gold plated Colt SAA (with a gold plated Derringer as backup), which would still be considered impractical for modern combat (even back in the 60's), and a deliberate handicap to show off his skill.
  • Cool Car: An AMC Matador that comes with attachable wings and jet engine!
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His only companion as a child was an elephant from his father's circus that was killed by a trigger-happy handler.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Scaramanga has a particularly wry sense of humor, another aspect he shares with Bond. He seems to speak for the audience about Hai Fat's decision to send Bond to his dojo rather than simply killing him.
    Scaramanga: What do they teach at that school, ballet dancing?
  • Death Course: Scaramanga keeps a fun house of murder.
  • Death Glare: Whenever Scaramanga kills anyone, his eyes take on a very cold look, most prominently seen when he kills Hai Fat.
  • Depraved Homosexual: The literary version is accused of being so (due to his inability to whistle). The movie version is a stated heterosexual sadist, though he seems to have a bit of a "man crush" on Bond.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He stops enduring Hai Fat's verbal abuse and murders him once their arrangement exceeds its benefit to him.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Hai Fat believes Scaramanga is his Dragon. Scaramanga corrects him most painfully.
  • The Dreaded: Due to his reputation as the greatest hitman in the world and an uncanny marksman, he is naturally this. He even invokes this trope, sending bullets to let his victims know of his plans and obscuring all traces of his identity so no one knows what he looks like.
  • Edgy Backwards Chair-Sitting: When he first meets Bond in the book, he casually drags over a metal chair, turns it around and sits to face him, "ass-backwards". Bond is conscious of how, he now in fact has not only one hand resting inches from his gun but a metal shield in front of his body.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He gives a "Not So Different" Remark to Bond, though 007 bluntly tells him that he's full of a "four-letter word".
  • Evil Counterpart: Scaramanga is Bond without his loyalty to Britain or his (dim) code of chivalry towards women. And unlike Bond, he is unfettered about who he kills.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Christopher Lee stands 6'4", compared to Roger Moore, who stands 6'1". Likewise, in the novel Scaramanga is described as being 6'3" to Bond's 6'0".
  • Evil Pays Better: Scaramanga invokes this in his "Not So Different" Remark to Bond to illustrate the one difference between the two men as Scaramanga sees it. He can afford to live on an island paradise because he gets paid a million dollars per assassination contract, while Bond, as Scaramanga puts it, "works for peanuts; a hearty 'well done' from the Queen and a pittance of a pension."
  • Evil Plan: He wants to corner the market on solar power during the '73-'74 energy crisis. Bit of an Excuse Plot- the real meat of the story is that Scaramanga has abused his girlfriend one too many times and she has duped Bond into going after him by making it look like Scaramanga has taken a contract on his life.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: As per the course for a Christopher Lee villain.
  • Eye Scream: In the film, he mentioned emptying his stage pistol into the eye of an abusive elephant handler who killed an elephant by shooting him in the eye.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Um, Francisco, that mannequin Bond's fingers are all intact...
  • Fingore: Played with. After killing the thug Nick Nack has sent against him in the opening sequence, he shoots the fingers off a mannequin of Bond.
  • Freudian Excuse: He claims his bloodlust started thanks to a circus wrangler putting down an elephant in his parents' circus. This has its roots in the original novel — one of the odd Bond villains (another would be Dr. No) to have some kind of tragic backstory.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The son of a circus owner who grew up to become the most menacing assassin around.
  • A Glass of Chianti: He likes to drink good wine. Movie version only though.
  • Gun Nut: Scaramanga's interests have always revolved (no pun intended) around guns. He started out as a trick marksman in a circus, was a hired gunman for the KGB, and owns a sizeable collection of guns at his base.
  • Hero Killer: He previously killed 002 in Beirut and wants to be the one to kill James Bond.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Instead of killing Bond outright, Scaramanga decides to face him in a duel that leads through the island funhouse. Bond switches places with a mannequin of himself - the same one whose fingers Scaramanga shot off in the intro - and kills Scaramanga when he gets close enough.
  • IKEA Weaponry: His iconic golden gun can be assembled from a pen, a cigarette case, a lighter and a cuff link, all made of gold. This allows him to conceal his weapon of choice on commercial flights. It was custom made by an underground gunsmith, and fires gold bullets in a non-standard caliber. The material allows him to carry it through metal detectors and airport security with relative ease.
  • Kick the Dog: Scaramanga kills his girlfriend more or less so the audience has a reason to hate him. Even then, she's guilty of plotting to murder him.
  • Klingon Promotion: Scaramanga takes over Hai Fat's company this way.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: In the book, when he is at Bond's mercy, he pleads for Bond to let him have his last prayers, which Bond does. Once he finishes, he pulls out a Derringer and shoots Bond with it. Bond quickly kills Scaramanga, but the shot puts him in the hospital.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills:
    • His gun fires a 4.2mm bullet. A caliber that small (.165) has no stopping power to speak of unless you hit a vital point guaranteed to be an instant kill, which he always does.
    • Downplayed in the novel. Scaramanga is described as a former trick shot artist and one of the world's top marksmen, but this is mostly an Informed Ability. His weapon of choice is also a .45 revolver, which while somewhat impractical is still a fairly normal firearm.
  • Instant Death Bullet: Every single person he shoots dies immediately. This is made more notable by the fact that his gun uses custom made bullets of an absurdly low caliber note , making them less likely to kill anyone they hit than bullets fired from a normal gun... unless the man firing it is a spectacularly skilled marksman, which it is established that Scaramanga is. There are places on the human body other than the head where a bullet will indeed kill instantly, and presumably Scaramanga would know of them.
  • Island Base: He has a private island. The Chinese government lets him live there "rent free" in exchange for "an occasional favour".
  • Just Between You and Me: Justified Trope. Scaramanga's plans for the Solex Agitator have no bearing on whether or not Bond or he survives their upcoming duel.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: He has a warped relationship with his diminutive manservant Nick-Nack; in the event of his death, Nick-Nack inherits everything... in return for Nick-Nack actually trying to kill him by hiring the best assassins in the world for Scaramanga to pit his skills against. Scaramanga isn't at all resentful about it and even appreciates the opportunity to keep his skills sharp.
  • Klingon Promotion: He takes over Hai Fat's business corporation this way, by shooting him with his Golden Gun and steals the Solex Agitator as well. An assistant to Hai Fat arrives shortly after Scaramanga kills Hai Fat. Scaramanga then leaves Hai Fat's office and makes a Bond One-Liner of his own:
    Assistant: What happened?
    Scaramanga: Mr. Fat has just resigned. I'm the new chairman of the board.
    (after exiting the office)
    Scaramanga: He always did like that mausoleum. Put him in it!
  • Knee-capping: In the book, it is mentioned that he shot agent 098 through both knees, forcing him to retire from the Secret Service. He shot another one through the knees and elbows, then made the man crawl and kiss his boots before finishing him off.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The most dangerous villain Bond has faced since either Goldfinger or Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • Light Is Not Good: He often wears a white suit.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Averted. His death has no impact on the collapse of his lair, which was the result of Goodnight shoving Scaramanga's technician into a liquid helium vat, which destabilized the power station.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: As mentioned above, he often wears a white suit, possibly in contrast to Bond's usual dark suits, or maybe as a reference to Bond's iconic white tuxedo from Goldfinger (Moore's Bond dons a white tuxedo briefly in this film).
  • Noble Demon: He's a ruthless hitman but he does have a strict code of honor, genuinely respecting Bond and refusing to kill him with a sneak attack, only willing to do so in a fair duel.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: He notes that he could have easily killed Bond the second he arrived on the island but he only wants to do so in a fair duel.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Scaramanga genuinely admires Bond's skill as an assassin and even invokes this card, but Bond bluntly tells that he's full of a "four-letter word".
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Before starting the duel, Scaramanga has lunch with Bond. Superbly parodied here.
  • Pet the Dog: Genuinely cared for an African bull elephant, his only companion in his youth. Also, he harbors no malice towards Nick-Nack trying to have him killed in order to gain all his money, as it allows Scaramanga to test his skills, have fun and kill people at the same time.
  • Poisoned Weapons: In the book, the bullet in his golden derringer is coated with snake venom.
  • Post-Final Boss: He's the villain of the final full length James Bond novel by Ian Fleming (published after his death), which takes place immediately after James's climactic final confrontation with Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Again, he *is* James Bond's Evil Counterpart. Of course he would get at least one.
    Hai Fat: Bond doesn't know you're in Bangkok. He's never seen you. But he knows me. That's the problem.
    Scaramanga: [revealing he has assembled his Golden Gun] There's no problem...
  • Professional Killer: He's one of the world's best hitmen. To quote the theme: "One golden shot means another poor victim, has come to a glittering end..."
  • Psycho for Hire: Scaramanga does not take lip from anyone. Even employers. Hai Fat should've known this.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He only goes after Bond when he tries to interfere with his plans, which Bond had only uncovered because he believed Scaramanga had been hired to take out a contract on him.
  • Raised Catholic: The book version cites his Catholic identity when he asks for permission to pray before dying.
  • Red Baron: The Man with the Golden Gun, on account of his weapon of choice.
  • Red Right Hand: A third nipple on his chest. Though Bond is quick to point out that such information is useless "unless, of course, the "Bottoms Up" is a strip club and Scaramanga is performing".
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: In the book his weapon of choice is a gold-plated Colt Single Action Army. Given that this over 100-year old weapon takes forever to reload and requires the hammer to be manually cocked before each shot, it serves a similar purpose as the film version's single-bullet golden gun, as a deliberate handicap to show off the user's absolute confidence in his skills. In the film he uses a SAA to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne for Bond, then reassures Bond that the revolver is merely a "harmless toy".
  • Scaramanga Special: The titular Golden Gun. Scaramanga combines specially designed parts disguised as a pen, a cigarette lighter, a cigarette box and a cuff link. The Trope Namer and Trope Maker.
  • Shadow Archetype: He is essentially Bond without a moral compass, having no real scruples about who he kills. He even freely admits being a Professional Killer as well, invokes the "Not So Different" Remark on 007, and harbors no loyalty towards any of his employers, including Hai Fat or the KGB.
  • Sighted Guns Are Low-Tech: He is a good enough of a marksman that, even though the pen clip that is part of his gun is in the correct position for a sight, he only aims obviously with it once.
  • Silver Bullet: He is equipped with a golden gun (assembled from ordinary-looking parts) which is then loaded with custom-caliber, gold bullets engraved with the name of their targets. Averted because the bullets have no supernatural powers - Scaramanga is really that good.
  • Shooting Gallery: His funhouse.
  • Sniper Pistol: He uses his golden pistol to shoot Gibson on a sidewalk while hiding on a rooftop across the street.
  • The Spook: While there is some biographical information on him due to his time as a KGB assassin, he's done an exceptional job of covering his tracks in the years since, to the point of making sure there are no available pictures of him.
  • The Starscream: He overthrows Hai Fat and takes over his company.
    Scaramanga: Mr. Fat has just resigned. I'm the new Chairman of the Board.
  • Strong Flesh, Weak Steel: Scaramanga's Golden Gun should be a Little Useless Gun due to its small bullets, meaning a lack of stopping power. But in the hands of Scaramanga, one of the most dangerous men alive, it becomes an extremely deadly weapon, a Sniper Pistol that can kill with a single shot.
  • Surprise Slide Staircase: Scaramanga has one of these in his lair. In the opening segment he uses it to slide down and grab his golden gun to kill an assassin.
  • Suspect Is Hatless: As Bond talks to Miss Anders about Scaramanga.
    Bond: How will I recognize him?
    Anders: Tall, slim and dark.
    Bond: So's my aunt.
    Anders: Yes, but how can I tell you? He's not like other men. [gestures toward her chest] He has three...
    Bond: Fascinating anatomical tidbit. But probably the most useless piece of information I've ever heard. Unless, of course, the "Bottoms Up" is a strip club and Scaramanga is performing.
    • It actually is a strip club, but Scaramanga doesn't perform.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is described this way by Andrea Anders to Bond. Bond remarks that his aunt matches that description, too.
  • That's What I Call "X"!:
    Scaramanga: [Destroys Bond's sea plane with a solar-powered weapon] Now that's what I call solar power.
  • Tranquil Fury: He has a somewhat calm and relaxed, never getting flustered even in hair raising situations; he was even gentlemanly in demeanor and speech, but once crossed, he reveals his cold, ruthless side without blinking; when his dark side emerges, his normally calm brown eyes take on a cold, intense look that would scare even the most seasoned killers, at some points even seeming to put Bond on edge. He only shows real anger when Bond questions his qualifications as a 'gentleman'.
  • Triple Nipple: He as a third nipple. The gene that triggers breast formation was named after him.
  • Villain in a White Suit: He's usually seen wearing an all-white suit.
  • Villainous Friendship: He and Nick Nack have a peculiar but affectionate relationship. The former in general is one of the few Bond villains to avert the Bad Boss trope, no doubt helped by only having two employees and one of them being his heir.
  • Villain Respect: He genuinely respects Bond as a fellow assassin of equal skill, to the point of refusing to kill him immediately because the prospect of testing his mettle in a Duel to the Death with the legendary secret agent was too great for him to pass up.
    Scaramanga: [raising a glass in a toast] To us, Mr. Bond; we are the best.
  • We Don't Need Roads: He has a car that can fly (with an attachable wing and engine).
  • Wealthy Yacht Owner: A Chinese junk, that is.
  • Wicked Cultured: As portrayed by Christopher Lee, Scaramanga is an urbane sophisticate who indulges in A Glass of Chianti.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Bond this way and views killing him in a duel as his ultimate legacy, but 007 tells him that he's full of a "four-letter word."

     Nick Nack 

Nick Nack
"I'll get you yet. And I'll enjoy everything you leave me."

Played by: Hervé Villechaize

Scaramanga's dwarf manservant. He has struck a deal with him, where he routinely hires killers to take his boss out as a part of his training, and Scaramanga has promised him everything if one were ever to succeed.

  • Affably Evil: He's quite cheerful, courteous and pleasant. He's also the Big Bad's manservant.
  • Battle Butler: He's Scaramanga's manservant, but also gets his hands dirty now and then. He sends other hitmen after his boss, holds Bond hostage with a small gun, makes it clear he will perform a Coup de Grâce if necessary in the run-up to the climactic duel, and nearly gets the drop on Bond again at the end.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He is comical, but he was about to kill Bond with a pitchfork before Hai Fat intervened.
  • Dastardly Dapper Derby: He wears a small bowler hat at times.
  • Depraved Dwarf: Downplayed. He's Affably Evil at all times, but he does work for a renowned contract killer, and does not hesitate to try and kill others when he feels like it.
  • The Dragon: He's Scaramanga's right hand man.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Pissed off that Scaramanga's base blew up (since it was to be his after his death), he attacks Bond and Goodnight as they make their way back to civilization on the junk.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: A weird subversion, in that the agenda is part of his job. He hires various assassins to kill Scaramanga to whom he can pit his skills against. If one of those assassins ever succeeds, Nick Nack will inherit all of Scaramanga's belongings.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's willing to use hitmen and setups against his boss, but never considered tampering with his food or wine.
  • Nobody Here but Us Statues: He and the sumo wrestlers pull that trick in Hai Fat's house to ambush Bond when he goes through its garden.
  • Personal Mook: When not trying to get his boss killed, he cooks and serves drinks.
  • Poirot Speak: Peppers his speech with French.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: When he attacks Bond in Hai Fat's garden, he uses a trident.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He usually does this when taunting Bond, and sports one when putting Scaramanga in one of his assassination challenges at the beginning of the movie.
  • Punny Name: Nick Nack derives from the word knick-knack, which means a trinket or a small ornament.
  • Real Men Cook: Even Bond himself is impressed and insists on finishing the meal before the climatic duel.
  • The Starscream: And Scaramanga has no illusions otherwise.
  • Xanatos Gambit: His arrangement with Scaramanga, and why they're on good terms despite his Starscream moments: Get your boss killed? Inherit his fortune and property. Fail? Lose nothing note , and your boss is happy with your work. Ultimately subverted hard: Bond destroys Scaramanga's base after killing him, leaving Nick Nack with neither the inheritance nor the Villainous Friendship.

     Hai Fat 

Hai Fat
"May I remind you that you work for me? I took you on as a junior partner to be an occasional convenience, nothing more! I did not hire you to interfere in my affairs!"

Played by: Richard Loo

A Thai millionaire industrialist who hired Scaramanga to assassinate the inventor of the Solex Agitator and steal it.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: Hai Fat imagines that he is in charge or at least part of a Big Bad Duumvirate with Francisco Scaramanga in their plot to steal the Solex device, but once the assassin has what he wants, he quickly uses his signature weapon to slay Fat and then takes over his company.
  • Big Fancy House: He has one, wide enough to build his own mausoleum within its domains, a mausoleum he winds up in halfway through the film when Scaramanga shoots him.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Puts Bond in his martial arts school instead of having him killed while he is unconscious. This was one of the reasons Scaramanga pulled the trigger on Fat's job and life, and snarks, "What do they teach at that school? Ballet dancing?" just before killing him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Or rather, bullying a Dragon-in-Chief. He thinks he's running the show and considers nothing of insulting and belittling Scaramanga, oblivious to the idea that Scaramanga is perfectly able and willing to kill him once he's no longer of benefit.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Hai Fat is the one who is actually after the MacGuffin, has most of the mooks, and his company paid for and built Scaramanga's evil lair, but becomes a victim of Klingon Promotion midway through.
  • Fatal Flaw: He thought of Scaramanga as a subordinate or junior partner with quite some disdain. The Man with the Golden Gun proves him spectacularly wrong.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He was based on legendary Hong Kong film producer Run Run Shaw.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has a brief silent reaction that screams this trope when he realizes that Scaramanga is about to shoot him.
  • Retirony: Hai Fat talks to Scaramanga about how he already built his mausoleum within the domains of his vast house as Scaramanga is assembling his Golden Gun. To drive the point home, after killing him, Scaramanga tells Hai Fat's employees to put him there.
  • Smug Snake: He treats Scaramanga, a Professional Killer, with quite some disdain. This proves to be his eventual undoing.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Scaramanga kills Hai Fat to usurp control of his enterprise and take the Solex. See Retirony above.



Played by: Sonny Caldinez

Scaramanga's maintenance and security officer, responsible for maintaining Scaramanga's solar energy station as well as the rest of his estate.

  • '70s Hair: That afro/Porn Stache combo.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Goodnight.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's a reasonably buff guy, but also an engineer who oversees the solar energy plant at Scaramanga's island. Predictably, Scaramanga uses him for both security and maintenance.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He is ordered to watch Goodnight so she doesn't interfere in the duel between Bond and Scaramanga. He caresses her very suggestively before he is distracted.
  • Kill It with Ice: He's pushed into liquid helium by Goodnight.
  • Mooks: Seems to be the only other one Scaramanga has in his island besides Nick Nack.
  • Porn Stache: Has one in the classic style, as if to complement the I Have You Now, My Pretty moment with Goodnight.
  • Railing Kill: Dies after Goodnight hits him while in the power source room's catwalks, causing him to fall into an uncovered cooling tank of cryogenic liquid, eventually causing the whole island to blow up. Unlike most examples of this trope, this time is justified in that the railing is low enough for someone to fall over it, as well as being weak enough that someone putting their weight on it could fall through it.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's the least memorable named henchman in the film but he's the one that triggers the Collapsing Lair when he falls into the tank.
  • The Voiceless: Other than his scream while falling into the liquid nitrogen vat, he isn't heard speaking onscreen.

Other Characters

     Andrea Anders 

Andrea Anders
"I've dreamt about you setting me free..."

Played by: Maud Adams

Scaramanga's mistress. Adams described the role as "a woman without a lot of choices: she's under the influence of this very rich, strong man, and is fearing for her life most of the time; and when she actually rebels against him and defects is a major step."

  • Alliterative Name: Andrea Anders.
  • Broken Bird: She's unhappy with her lot as Scaramanga's mistress.
  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: Andrea pulls a gun on Bond when he walks in on her in the shower.
    Bond: A water pistol?
  • Dies Wide Open: Bond finds her sitting in a seat at the boxing match staring straight ahead, and doesn't realize she's dead until he sees a bullet hole in her chest.
  • Disposable Woman: Scaramanga does not give much thought about her after killing her. He actually tells Bond that she is "replaceable" and this turns out to be true as he promptly kidnaps Mary Goodnight as a substitute
  • Femme Fatale: She certainly gives the vibe, and milks it for all its worth when she visits Bond.
    Anders: You can have me too, if you like. I'm not unattractive.
    Bond: At last you're starting to tell the truth.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Justified and deconstructed. As shown in the movie, Scaramanga pretty much has her as his Sex Slave, and she wants to be freed of him. It's later revealed that she actually was the one who sent the gold bullet to MI6 and not Scaramanga, so that Bond would kill him.
  • Killed Offscreen: When Bond meets her at the boxing match, Scaramanga has already killed her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The pre-credits sequence has a lovely shot of her in a swimsuit.
  • Sex Equals Death: She gets killed by Scaramanga after having sex with Bond.
  • Sex–Face Turn: Despite their rocky start due to Bond being unusually a Jerkass (even by his standards), she truly switches sides after he seduced her. She later claims to actually been attracted to him before it happened.
  • Sex Slave: She has a luxurious life on Scaramanga's secret island, but she is virtually his slave. Fortunately for Scaramanga he is able to recruit Mary Goodnight to take her place practically instantly.
  • Suspect Is Hatless: As Bond talks to her about Scaramanga.
    Bond: How will I recognize him?
    Anders: Tall, slim and dark.
    Bond: So's my aunt.
    Anders: Yes, but how can I tell you? He's not like other men. [gestures toward her chest] He has three...
    Bond: Fascinating anatomical tidbit. But probably the most useless piece of information I've ever heard. Unless, of course, the "Bottoms Up" is a strip club and Scaramanga is performing.
  • White Shirt of Death: She was wearing a white blazer, dress, and hat when Scaramanga kills her at the boxing match.

     Mr. Lazar 

Mr. Lazar
"Mr. Bond, bullets do not kill. It is the finger that pulls the trigger."

Played by: Marne Maitland

A Portuguese artisan gunsmith based in Macau who manufactures golden bullets for Scaramanga.

  • Ballistic Discount: Bond threatens to shoot him in the groin with the rifle for people with missing fingers he conceived if he doesn't give him satisfying bits of information about Scaramanga.
  • Consummate Professional: Lazar is a master at his craft who has built many custom designs for his clients, including Scaramanga's pistol.
  • Only in It for the Money: Makes custom guns and ammo for killers and doesn't care how they're used. Bond doesn't have a lot of sympathy for Lazar because of this and threatens him to get the gunsmith to talk.



Played by: Carmen du Sautoy

Saida: [after noticing her "amulet" is lost] Ah! I've lost my charm!
Bond: Not from where I'm standing.

A belly dancer in Beirut, she was with Bill Fairbanks (002) the night he was shot by Scaramanga. She kept the damaged golden bullet as an amulet in her navel until Bond stole it during the brawl in her dressing room.

  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: She speaks in a thick French accent.
  • Ignore the Fanservice: She tries to get with James. While he would ordinarily welcome this, irony would have it that he's simply not interested because of the target he has on his back from Scaramanga, and thus his priority is to find him, and Saida just so happens to carry the clue in her belly button. He is forced to play along before they're interrupted by a couple of crooks who appear to have recognized Bond.
  • Innocent Bystander: She gets caught in the middle of a brawl in her dressing room in which some mooks (who apparently aren't related to Scaramanga) attack Bond.
  • Ms. Fanservice: About par for the course for a belly dancer. Saida was originally written as overweight and wearing excessive make-up, suggesting that she was originally intended as an Abhorrent Admirer, but the producers decided to cast a woman closer to the classic Bond Girl. Bond is still not interested, but due to circumstance, not anything to do with Saida's appearance.
  • Sultry Belly Dancer: Saida is a Beirut belly dancer. Bond would've most certainly be genuinely interested n her if not for being in a hurry due to having a target on his back from Scaramanga.



Played by: Marc Lawrence Other Languages 

A gangster and hitman who's been hired by Nick Nack to kill Scaramanga, in order to provide a living training target to Scaramanga.

  • Boom, Headshot!: Ends up with a golden bullet in his forehead courtesy of Scaramanga's gunslinger skills, after being lured and deceived in Scaramanga's "fun house".
  • Casting Gag: Marc Lawrence played a Las Vegas gangster who dressed pretty much the same in Diamonds Are Forever. Whether or not it's the same character is never brought up.
  • The Mafia: Apparently a mobster who has respect for a historical figure of the underworld, Al Capone.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Averted. When he shoots a figure of Al Capone in Scaramanga's "fun house" thinking it's Scaramanga, he reacts in consternation as if he shot the genuine article, muttering a "Sorry Al..."
  • Professional Killer: A hitman who's hired by Nick Nack to kill Scaramanga (per Scaramanga's and Nick Nack's murual arrangement).