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Pictured: The massacre that made Roger Moore quit the franchise.
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  • May Day. A perfect gender-flipped Scary Black Man. When she's not throwing Death Glares, she kills people ruthlessly.
  • How utterly cold and ruthless Max Zorin is. Some of the horrific ways people die because of him include:
    • Dropped from a Zeppelin.
    • Being chopped up by an underwater turbine.
    • Drowning in a mine flood/collapse.
    • Machine-gunned while trying to escape said flood.
      • The last one? Zorin is laughing while he kills his own men. The ugly grin as he's peppering them with bullets is quite nauseating, reminiscent of The Joker.
      • That ain't the half of it...watch his lips; it almost looks like he's talking to himself.
      • Even Roger Moore was horrified by the massacre.
      • The root cause of all this? Zorin is the end result of a Nazi Super Breeding Program Gone Horribly Right. In fact, his mentor Dr. Mortner is a Josef Mengele expy who partook in barbaric experiments on pregnant women during The Holocaust. We don't see anything of it, but it still would be nauseating. Also, why on earth the Soviets would hire an Evilutionary Biologist who also did the same experiments on Soviet POWs is beyond one's mental grasp.
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  • Pola Ivanova's captured partner is shoved into a water turbine head first.
  • Zorin sets City Hall on fire and leaving Bond and Stacey to their fiery fates. It takes some fast improvisation by Bond to get himself and Stacey out alive.
  • It may be Played for Laughs, but just imagine being the officers stuck on that bridge with their cruiser hanging precariously on the edge as it's in a fully vertical position. It's a miracle they managed to crawl out of their car alive after it comes crashing down.
  • Zorin's plan to sink Silicon Valley and corner the microchip market involves triggering a massive earthquake by flooding multiple faultlines, which certainly would result in millions of fatalities. And the fact that he very nearly succeeded having actually flooded the fault.
  • Bond gripping the ropes of the blimp as he and Zorin glide over San Francisco. Anyone easily spooked by heights may feel their heart skip a beat at some moments.
    • Then there's the fight atop the bridge, which ends with Zorin gripping, and sliding off the side of the cables and into San Francisco Bay hundreds of feet below. All the while, Bond and Stacy struggle to maintain their hold on the riggings to avoid a similar fate.
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  • Dr. Mortner's Villainous Breakdown, crazily brandishing a roll of dynamite as he attempts to blow up Bond. It ends with him and Scarpine dying in an explosion.

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