Missing Connection is a James Bond fanfiction by Emilia Silverova, formerly known as Si1verEye with contributions by KaijuDirector. It is set in the same universe as the infamous Goldeneye Rogue Agent and primarily serves as a Defictionalization and Adaptation Expansion of the original game, crossing over with the larger Bond universe as a few points, especially the Pierce Brosnan movies.
The story starts in early 2016 with Kaiko "Silvereye" Morikawa (or just Silver for short), a midlevel enforcer for the Janus Syndicate with a silver-hued prosthetic eye. When its enigmatic head, ex-00 agent Alec Trevelyan aka. Janus, sends her on a hit on behalf of Dr. Julius No, her mission reaches a hitch when she is neutralized by the target she was tasked to eliminate.
Flash-forward a few months later when Silver arrives in Thailand, this time to question the designer of her implant about someone he recently fitted with the same technology: ex-MI-6 agent Jonathan "GoldenEye" Hunter, now working for Dr. No's archenemy, the infamous Auric Goldfinger. After her fortuitous meeting with Hunter, the Man With The Golden Gun himself, Francisco Scaramanga, promising that his allies Goldfinger and GoldenEye are not looking for trouble with her - but only if she defects to their cause. To lure her into cooperation, he also hints at being ready to help her take revenge on the man she despises most on Earth, Janus himself.
Not long afterwards Dr. No launches a raid on Goldfinger's Midas Casino in Las Vegas to obtain the powerful OMEN weapon, demanding that Janus sends in some of his operatives as well to make up for the botched Hong Kong job. Silver being offered a last-chance participation, she finally makes her choice and takes this opportunity to defect to Goldfinger's cause.
However, partly due to Janus' lieutenant Xenia Onatopp finding her out, a wild chase occurs where the OMEN is detonated and thousands of civilians die. Escaping thanks to Pussy Galore and GoldenEye, Silver throws in her lot with Goldfinger and so begins her new adventures to uncover Janus' secrets eventually to execute a revenge best served cold.
Currently a work-in-progress, and far from done.
This work contains examples of:
- Adaptation Expansion: To the original Rogue Agent game.
- Adaptational Nationality: Despite the movie's Xenia hinting at being a Georgian native, this one is a proud Southern Ossetian. Justified due to the latter's implication in the Russian side of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, which ultimately got her in cahoots with the (Russian) Janus Syndicate.
- The Ace: GoldenEye.
- Ace Custom: The girls' Corvette C4, which has the interior body work of a Corvette C6.
- Adipose Rex: Goldfinger.
- All the Other Reindeer: Alec has a... special interest in Silver. As the man himself says in the spin-off Cossack Dance:Do I look like a Soviet zealot or is the notion of asset protection obscure to you?
- Alternate Universe: This is a world where Alec Trevelyan survived the events in Cuba, Fransisco Scaramanga is a Retired Badass, Fort Knox hasn't been robbed yet, and Pierce Brosnan is still James Bond.
- Battle Butler: Artyom, Zukovsky's Mook who rescues Silver and Jessi in the Saint Petersburg chapters.
- Battle Couple: Silver and GoldenEye in the Midas Casino chapters.
- Berserk Button: Do not call Xenia "churka". It's dangerous for your health.
- Bi the Way:
- Averted with Pussy Galore in a departure from the main canon. She remains a lesbian and has no romantic interest in GoldenEye like in the game.
- Played straight with Xenia.
- Blood Brothers: More like "Blood Sisters" with Silver and her partner-in-crime Jessi Pajari.
- Broken Ace: Silver following her torture by Xenia.
- Cool Car: Silver's Corvette C4, the frame of which is married to the internal frame of a Corvette C6. Sadly, it gets totaled after a chase against Janus operatives and corrupt Russian OMON special police units.
- Cool Bike: GoldenEye's Triumph Daytona 675.
- Cool Guns: GoldenEye has a chrome-plated Desert Eagle .50AE like in the game.
- Cossacks: Alec embraces his family heritage much more strongly than in the movies.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Poor Silver. To begin with, her family was murdered by a Aizukotetsu-kai gang when she was a teen, then she became a sex slave before being shifted over to Russia and doing the same duties with the The Mafiya. Afterwards she joined the Janus syndicate and endured a rough road to becoming one of Alec's favorite enforcers.
- Canon Foreigner: GoldenEye, from Rogue Agent.
- Depraved Bisexual / Anything That Moves: Xenia, in an even worse turn than her movie counterpart. She particularly lusts after both Silver and GoldenEye.
- Deadpan Snarker: Silver has this in spades, a trait she seemingly picked up from Alec.
- Distaff Counterpart: Silver to GoldenEye.
- Embarrassing Nickname:
- Xenia has made a point that no one should call her churka.note
- Alec on the other hand is often dubbed the Russian word for reptile by Silver.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Silver's curse of choice is "damn" and its derivatives. The foulest swear words all are found in Cossack Dance, with Alec dropping the chiefly British "slag" and "arse" and Xenia disclosing her repertoire of (not that offensive) Russian insults.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Russian, Ossetian, Japanese and others are juggled around frequently. Justified for the first since the author has a working knowledge of Russian.
- Guns Akimbo: One of GoldenEye's go-to mode of fighting, just like in the game.
- Hero of Another Story: Bond, when he appears, is apparently in the middle of this timeline's version of The Living Daylights.
- GoldenEye drops off the radar midway into the story. Justified since the original Rogue Agent game is also taking place while the main story is running.
- Hot-Blooded: Silver, being this with her Motor Mouth Deadpan Snarker attributes.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Straight up defied, blasted, pissed, and spit on in Silver's case.
- Mixed Ancestry: Silver is Japanese-French, GoldenEye is revealed to be British-Hispanic. Jessi is Russian, but with Finnish roots.
- Mob War: After Alec survived the events of GoldenEye, he ends up wiping out virtually all his mob rivals in Saint Petersburg. Most notably, he kicks Valentin Zukovsky out of the city as punishment for aiding Bond.
- Moe Greene Special: Why Silver and GoldenEye had to have their prosthetic eyes installed. GoldenEye got his at the hands of Doctor No and wants to return the favor one day. Silver got hers after trying to kill a former employer from the time she was still a Sex Slave in the course of her duties with the Janus Syndicate. Her road to being one of Alec's favorite footsoldiers wasn't easy to say the least.
- Nebulous Evil Organization: Spectre gets a few nods here and there.
- No One Sees the Boss: Xenia, Silver and Jessi are among the few Janus members who regularly see Alec face to face.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: GoldenEye has an American one, despite being a British subject. Justified as he was raised in the US.
- Original Character: Silver, Jessi, the Mad Scientist behind Silver and GoldenEye's eyes, Thaksin Aksornpan, and Zukovsky's Battle Butler Artyom, who helps the girls escape to Saint Petersburg.
- Retired Badass: Scaramanga.
- Red Baron:
- Scaramanga also keeps his legendary nickname.
- Professional Killer:
- Setting Update: The events of GoldenEye are moved to take place approximately fifteen years after the movie. Meanwhile, the events of the rest of the Brosnan movies haven't occurred yet.
- The Living Daylights is implied to be taking place midway into the story, with the appearance of Necros.
- Silver is mentioned as wearing white pastel jackets and drives around in a modified Corvette C4, all in a nod to Sonny Crockett. Elsewhere Felix Leiter, based on Jeffrey Wright's turn as the character is also called "Tubbs". Not surprising since the author is a big Miami Vice fan.
- Chapter 3 is this to the Saigon bike chase from Tomorrow Never Dies.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: GoldenEye, Alec (albeit Played With thanks to his face scars), and Scaramanga.
- Tranquil Fury: GoldenEye, while remaining The Quiet One, has no hesitation in beating anyone and knee-capping anyone who messes with him.
- The Big Guy: Valentin Zukovsky, who's been exiled to Azerbaijan after the Janus Syndicate took over Saint Petersburg.
- The Cameo:
- The man himself, James Bond, appears in Chapter 21. Much earlier, Jeffrey Wright's Felix Leiter also shows up as a go-between.
- Doctor No, Pussy Galore, Oddjob, Nick Nack, and Necros from The Living Daylights all appear briefly.
- Eliott Carver's news network, CGMN, gets a namecheck and pretty much rivals CNN, while its owner is stated to be a remote ally of Goldfinger's.
- The Mafiya / The Syndicate: The Janus Syndicate, even more so than in the movie.
- The Voiceless: Averted in GoldenEye's case from the game. That being said, he does serve as The Quiet One.
- Translation Convention: If there's any line of foreign dialogue in the story, expect parenthesis containing the English translations following right behind.
- Unholy Matrimony: Trevelyan and Onatopp. This was only hinted at in GoldenEye but the author made it more explicit here.
- Western Terrorists: The Janus Syndicate, and Goldfinger to a degree.