List of James Bond villains

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The James Bond novels and film series feature a number of villainous characters who serve as primary antagonists. Each story normally features a main villain bent on world domination or destruction who seeks to defeat or kill Bond, often with the assistance of secondary characters. Bond typically confronts the villain during the story's climax and exposes the evil plot.

Main villains[edit]

Novel villains by author[edit]

Ian Fleming[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
Casino Royale Le Chiffre Pay off his embarrassing debts to his SMERSH masters by winning the money at Casino Royale's baccarat table. Bond beats Le Chiffre at baccarat. Shot between the eyes by a SMERSH hitman.
Live and Let Die Mr. Big (Buonaparte Ignace Gallia) Smuggle and sell ancient gold coins to finance SMERSH operations. Bond kills Mr Big. Eaten by sharks and barracuda after he falls into the water when Bond blows up his boat.
Moonraker Sir Hugo Drax (Graf Hugo von der Drache) Destroy London with a nuclear missile, the eponymous Moonraker. Bond alters the rocket's target coordinates. Rocket crashes into the water directly in the path of Drax's submarine, the blast killing Drax and all of his men.
Diamonds Are Forever Jack Spang Smuggle a large cache of diamonds worth millions of dollars from Africa to America to fund organisation. Smuggling operation is dismantled when all operatives are assassinated. Killed when Bond shoots down his helicopter.
Seraffimo Spang Bond shoots him in the leg while he is driving the train, causing the train to derail and crash.
From Russia, with Love Rosa Klebb Kill Bond in a humiliating sex scandal, kill MI6 cryptanalysts with a boobytrapped cipher machine. KGB killer Grant fails to kill Bond, as does Klebb. Captured by the Deuxieme Bureau and later dies.
General Grubozaboyschikov Survives.
Dr. No Dr. Julius No Disrupt U.S.-guided missile tests. Dr. No is killed and the project is dismantled. Buried under a pile of guano by Bond.
Goldfinger Auric Goldfinger Steal the U.S. gold supply from Fort Knox to finance SMERSH. U.S. authorities are alerted by Bond. Strangled by Bond after hijacking an aeroplane.
"From a View to a Kill" (short story) GRU agents Kill dispatch-riders of SHAPE to steal information from the British Secret Service. The riders are killed but the information is recovered by Bond. Shot by Bond and Mary Ann Russell.
"For Your Eyes Only" (short story) Colonel von Hammerstein Acquire the Havelock Estate in Jamaica to use as a headquarters for a drug running operation. Obtains the estate, but both are later killed. Killed by Judy Havelock with an arrow.
Hector Gonzales Shot by Bond in firefight.
"Risico" (short story) Aristotle Kristatos Smuggle drugs, aid Soviet missile development, and trick Bond into killing rival. Bond discovers the truth. Shot by Bond while driving his car, and the car rolls off into the fog.
"The Hildebrand Rarity" (short story) Milton Krest Catch the Hildebrand Rarity by any means necessary. Succeeds, but dies. Chokes to death on the rare fish, possibly murdered by his battered wife. Bond throws the body overboard.
Thunderball Emilio Largo Blackmail the western world with two stolen atomic bombs. Bond discovers the location of the bombs. Shot in the neck with a speargun by his mistress, Domino.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Survives.
The Spy Who Loved Me Mr. Sanguinetti Have his motel burnt down, and have Vivienne Michel assassinated to claim the property and life insurances. His assassins fail to kill Vivienne and set the place on fire. Arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Sol "Horror" Horowitz and "Sluggsy" Morant Assassinate Vivienne Michel under orders of Mr. Sanguinetti and torch the motel owned by Sanguinetti. They fail to kill Vivienne and are killed themselves. Both are shot to death by Bond.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld Develop a deadly virus to destroy British livestock and cereals. The virus and their headquarters are destroyed by Bond and MI6 agents. Survives.
You Only Live Twice Ernst Stavro Blofeld (a.k.a. Dr. Guntram Shatterhand) He creates a "garden of death" and entices depressed Japanese to suicide. He charges for the suicides to refinance the SPECTRE organisation. His lair is destroyed and his henchmen killed by Bond. Strangled by Bond.
The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco (Paco) "Pistols" Scaramanga Expand his international crime organisation into the Caribbean and organise smuggling operations to finance. His allies are killed in the explosion of his mansion and he is killed by Bond. Shot through the heart by Bond.
"Octopussy" (short story) Major Dexter Smythe Live off looted Nazi gold. Discovered by Bond, he is faced with the choice between prosecution and suicide. Accidentally stung by scorpionfish, then partially eaten by an octopus.
"The Property of a Lady" (short story) Maria Freudenstein and her Soviet contact Receive secret payment for double agent services. Succeeds. Survives, but her contact is deported.
"The Living Daylights" (short story) Trigger, KGB assassin. Assassinate defector. Her gun is shot out of her hand before she can kill the defector. Wounded by Bond, she survives and escapes.
"007 in New York" (short story) KGB double-agent Blackmail MI6 using a female employee. Employee is tipped off by Bond. Arrested by the CIA.

Kingsley Amis (writing as Robert Markham)[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
Colonel Sun Colonel Sun Liang-tan Sabotage USSR summit conference, frame Great Britain. Operatives are killed, and summit conference members are alerted. Stabbed in the back and heart by Bond.

Christopher Wood[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me Karl Stromberg Use stolen submarines to provoke a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviets, then rebuild humanity under the ocean. Bond destroys his base and blows up the submarines. Shot twice in the groin and twice in the chest by Bond.
James Bond and Moonraker Hugo Drax Fire a nerve agent from space to kill the entire population of earth, then create a new civilisation in space. Bond destroys his space station and, with it, the globes containing the nerve agent. Shot with a poison dart by Bond before being pushed out of an airlock and blown into the vacuum of space.

John Gardner[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
Licence Renewed Dr. Anton Murik Hold nuclear power plants hostage in exchange for $50 billion to build a safe reactor. Bond gives the abort order to the henchmen. Shot by Bond with Gyrojet pistol.
For Special Services SPECTRE — Nena Bismaquer (Blofeld) Use Bond to take control of NORAD. Nena's husband, Markus, breaks her hypnotic spell on Bond before the plan succeeds. Crushed by her own pythons.
Icebreaker Count Konrad von Glöda
(also known as "Aarne Tudeer")
Bring back Nazism by wiping out Communists. Bond defeats him with the aid of a Mossad agent and a member of the CIA. Shot by Bond.
Role of Honour Jay Autem Holy Disarm U.S. and Soviet nuclear weaponry through a computerised scheme to create world peace. Bond's "defection" to SPECTRE is actually a ruse, and he ruins them. Shot and killed by Rahani.
Tamil Rahani (SPECTRE) Disarm the U.S. nuclear weaponry to give the USSR an advantage in the Cold War. Escapes.
Nobody Lives for Ever Tamil Rahani (SPECTRE) Put a large bounty on Bond's head to have him assassinated. Bond kills him. Blown up by bed bomb, courtesy of Bond.
No Deals, Mr. Bond General Konstantin Nikolaevich Chernov
(also known as "Blackfriar")
Kill all participants in a defunct espionage operation. Bond saves them. Arrested.
Scorpius Vladimir Scorpius
(also known as "Father Valentine")
Carry out assassinations with a cult of suicide bombers, ultimately kill the U.S. president and British prime minister. The cult is raided and disbanded, and the president and prime minister are saved. Bitten by water moccasins.
Win, Lose or Die BAST–Bassam Baradj Capture aircraft carrier with U.S., U.K., and USSR leaders on board and hold them for ransom. Bond overtakes the ship. Shot by Bond's ally.
Licence to Kill (novelisation) Franz Sanchez Smuggle drugs. Bond destroys the factory. Set on fire by Bond.
Brokenclaw "Brokenclaw" Lee Fu-Chu Sell secret plans for underwater defence system to Red China, and crash the world stock market with a computerised scheme. Chinese agents captured and impersonated by Bond and ally, and their base is blown up. Shot by Bond with bow and arrow.
The Man from Barbarossa General Yevgeny Yuskovich Supply Iraq with nuclear weapons.
Death is Forever Wolfgang Weisen Assassinate all members of British-American CABAL, and destabilise Western Europe by blowing up train containing several world leaders. Electrocuted.
Never Send Flowers David Dragonpol Assassinate Princess Diana and her sons at Euro Disney. The Royal Family is prevented from arriving at Euro Disney. Blown up by his own bomb.
SeaFire Sir Maxwell Tarn Start oil spill fire during demonstration with U-boat. Bond destroys the submarine. Burns to death when Bond shoots him with a flare.
GoldenEye adaption Janus-Alec Trevelyan (006) Ruin London's economy. His base is destroyed. Crushed by falling debris.
COLD General Brutus Clay Replace government with Puritan society. Bond discovers his plan and notifies his superiors to bomb the base. Bond shoots him off a boat and he drowns in the water.

Raymond Benson[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
"Blast from the Past" (short story) Irma Bunt Kill James Bond by shaving him with a razor soaked in Japanese fish poison and "accidentally" nicking him. Bond is rescued by his girlfriend. Shot by Bond.
Zero Minus Ten Guy Thackeray Destroy Hong Kong with a nuclear bomb. The location of the bomb is discovered, and the bomb is neutralised. Drowned by Bond.
Tomorrow Never Dies (Novelization) Elliot Carver Initiate a war between the United Kingdom and China by destroying Beijing to boost ratings. Bond and Wai-Lin destroy the bomb and Carver's base. Forced into the path of the Sea-Vac drill, controlled by Bond, and killed.
General Chang Stage a coup in China by gathering the government in Beijing before Carver destroys it, allowing him to take over. Bond destroys Carver's base and alerts the Chinese authorities. Arrested.
The Facts of Death Konstantine Romanos Instigate war between Greece and Turkey by firing nuclear missile into Turkey. Killed by fellow Decada member Hera Volopoulos. Killed by Hera.
Hera Volopoulos Release virus onto the world and profit from treatment. Stopped with assistance from Greek military. Blown up, then drowned by Bond.
"Midsummer Night's Doom" (short story) Anton Redenius (a likely reference to Doug Redenius of the Ian Fleming Foundation) Sell Ministry of Defence secrets to Russian mafia. After being identified as the culprit, the microfilm is retrieved by Bond. Arrested.
High Time to Kill Roland Marquis Retrieve Skin 17 microdot from corpse on Kangchenjunga mountain before Bond does and sell it to the Russian mafia. Marquis gives Bond the microdot in exchange for oxygen. Chased by Bond to the mountain's peak and dies of oxygen deprivation.
Le Gérant, The Union Retrieve the microdot and sell it to the Chinese government. Survives.
The World Is Not Enough (Novelization) Elektra King Kill her father to take over his oil business and then destroy Istanbul to monopolise the oil market. Renard's submarine is sunk by Bond. Shot in the chest by Bond.
Victor Zokas/Renard Assassinate Elektra's father and then use a nuclear submarine to blow up İstanbul so that Elektra can take over the oil industry. Bond kills him and sinks the submarine. Impaled by his own plutonium rod shot out of the reactor by Bond.
"Live at Five" (short story) KGB (Natalia's coach) Prevent Russian ice skater Natalia Lustokov's defection to the West. Bond helps the skater defect on live television. The KGB is embarrassed in public.
Doubleshot Domingo Espada Overthrow Gibraltar's government with a series of assassinations, then frame James Bond by using a lookalike as assassin and install Espada as the new governor. Bond kills his double and takes his place, foiling the coup. Shot through cheek by Bond and chokes to death on his own blood.
Le Gérant, The Union Survives.
Never Dream of Dying Le Gérant, The Union Make a political statement about Western decadence by blowing up the Cannes Film Festival with CL-20 explosives. Bond discovers the location of the bomb, prevents remote detonation by telephone call, and informs the authorities. Blown up in an escape helicopter by Bond's grenade launcher.
Goro Yoshida Survives.
The Man with the Red Tattoo Goro Yoshida Release a deadly mutant strain of the West Nile virus via mosquitoes on the Western world. The virus is destroyed. Commits seppuku before he can be captured by Bond.
Die Another Day (Novelization) Colonel Moon/Gustav Graves Smuggle diamonds and use the Icarus satellite to attack South Korea before invading it. Bond dismantles the diamond smuggling operation and the Icarus controls are destroyed. His escape vehicle is driven over a cliff, then his parachute is opened by Bond next to the torn fuselage, sucking him out into the plane engine.

Sebastian Faulks[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
Devil May Care Dr. Julius Gorner Import opium into England, and force Bond to pilot an airliner into Soviet territory and bomb it, making it appear to be England's doing. Bond gains control of the airliner and crashes it into a mountainside. Shot by Bond, he jumps into a river to escape, where he is torn apart by a boat's paddles.

Jeffery Deaver[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
Carte Blanche Severan Hydt Use a prototype Serbian weapon known as a "Cutter" to destroy a university in York, killing a cancer researcher who could ruin his employer, a pharmaceutical corporation. Bond is able to warn British authorities about the Cutter before it detonates. Shot by an associate, Niall Dunne.
Felicity Willing Uses her position as head of the International Organisation Against Hunger to strategically distribute food aid across northern Africa, giving the government of the Sudan a pretext to go to war with the south. She is tricked into confessing to the scheme by Bond and Bheka Jordaan. Extradited to a secret location after evidence is planted to suggest she was embezzling money from her Chinese backers.
Niall Dunne He assists Hydt in his operation, then betrays and kills him while working for Felicity Willing. Bond captures Felicity and kills Dunne. Shot by Bond and Bheka Jordaan.

Young Bond series[edit]

Charlie Higson[edit]
Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
SilverFin Lord Randolph Hellebore Create a new breed of superhuman soldiers, made from eels and humans, and conquer Europe with an army of his superhuman soldiers. Bond and Hellborne's son destroy his lab. Falls into a lake and is eaten alive by savage eels.
Blood Fever Count Ugo Carnifex Revive the secret society Millenaria and steal priceless works of art. His benefactor floods his palace for his failure. Hit by his seaplane after it is swept away by a wave of water.
Double or Die Irina Sedova "Babushka" Build Russia a new decoder device. Bond destroys the machine. Survives.
Hurricane Gold Mrs. Glass Sell important American documents to the Japanese. She succeeds. Imprisoned.
El Huracán Punish all guests on his island who break his rules. Bond beats his obstacle course and escapes. Spared by Bond.
By Royal Command Dr. Perseus Friend Help the Nazi cause by masterminding the assassination of King George, and get revenge on Bond for destroying his work in Silverfin. Bond saves the king, destroys Friend's operation and forces Sedova to kill Friend. Shot in the face by Colonel Sedova.
Irina Sedova "Babushka" Find and kill Friend after King George is dead. Shot by Bond, but survives because of her bulletproof jacket.
"A Hard Man to Kill" (Short story) Emil Lefebrve Help General Caiboche escape. Succeeds.
Caiboche Escape from custody. Succeeds. Survives.

Film villains by production[edit]

Eon Productions[edit]

Film Villain Portrayed by Objective Outcome Fate
Dr. No Dr. Julius No Joseph Wiseman Sabotage American missile tests by "toppling," using directed radio waves to interfere with a missile's guidance system and send it off course. Bond overloads the nuclear reactor in No's base, causing the toppling device used to sabotage the tests to overload and disable. Lowered into his own reactor coolant and boiled to death. He was unable to escape because of his metal hands.
From Russia With Love Rosa Klebb Lotte Lenya Humiliate MI6 for the death of Dr. Julius No by using Russian agent Tatiana Romanova and a Soviet decoding device as bait to lure Bond into a trap, killing him and leaking compromising photos of Bond and Tatiana to the press before capturing the decoder. Bond acquires the device for MI6 and England, kills their assassin Donald "Red" Grant, and survives Klebb's attempt to kill him. Shot in the chest by Tatiana Romanova.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Anthony Dawson (body), Eric Pohlmann (voice) Survives (no contact between him and Bond).
Goldfinger Auric Goldfinger Gert Fröbe Detonate an atomic bomb in vault at Fort Knox, irradiating the bullion stored there to make it worthless, thereby increasing the value of his own gold. Goldfinger manages to place the bomb inside the Fort Knox vault, but it is disabled by CIA operatives led there by Bond after discovering Goldfinger's plot. Blown out of a depressurising plane through a shattered window.
Mr Ling Burt Kwouk Provide Goldfinger with the atomic device to gain economic chaos in the west. Shot by Goldfinger.
Thunderball Emilio Largo Adolfo Celi Use stolen nuclear warheads to extort money from NATO. Before the ransom is paid, Bond and the U.S. Coast Guard recover one of the warheads from Largo's men, while the other is sabotaged by Dr. Ladislav Kutze after he changes sides–it is presumed destroyed with the Disco Volante after it crashes into the rocks and explodes. Shot in the back with a harpoon from a speargun by his mistress, Domino.
Fiona Volpe Luciana Paluzzi Bond turns around at her and got shot by her own henchman.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Anthony Dawson (body), Eric Pohlmann (voice) Survives (no contact between him and Bond).
You Only Live Twice Ernst Stavro Blofeld Donald Pleasence Capture Soviet and United States spacecraft from orbit to provoke war between the superpowers on behalf of an undisclosed Asian country. Bond uses a self-destruct button in Blofeld's lair to destroy the "Bird-1" spacecraft used to capture manned space capsules from orbit. Survives.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld Telly Savalas Extort the world with viruses that render crops and livestock totally infertile. Bond, with the help of Marc-Ange Draco, destroys the laboratory where the viruses are being developed before they can be released. Survives.
Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Stavro Blofeld Charles Gray Create an industrial laser attached to satellite and magnified by diamonds, which is capable of destroying nuclear targets anywhere on Earth, use it to extort money from nuclear superpowers with supremacy going to the highest bidder. Bond smashes Blofeld's mini-sub against the control room of his lair several times like a wrecking ball, disabling the satellite before dropping the submarine into the ocean. Survives but severely injured as his oil rig blows up
Live and Let Die Dr. Kananga (also called Mr. Big) Yaphet Kotto Distribute world's largest cache of heroin into the United States, free of charge, to drive all the other drug cartels out of business, which will increase the number of addicts, and give Kananga a monopoly on the heroin market. Quarrel Jr. destroys his poppy fields with a series of explosives. Inflates and explodes after Bond forces a compressed-gas capsule down his throat.
The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga Christopher Lee Acquire the Solex Agitator, a vital component for solar power plants, and sell it to the highest bidder, then kill Bond, the one man he considers his equal. Bond retrieves the Agitator for MI6. Shot in the heart by Bond in the Hall of Mirrors when Bond pretends to be a statue of himself.
The Spy Who Loved Me Karl Stromberg Curt Jürgens Destroy the world by using hijacked British and Soviet submarines to fire nuclear missiles on New York and Moscow, provoking the superpowers into a nuclear war, then rebuild civilisation under the sea once the war is over. Bond redirects the missiles' coordinates so that the missile fired by each sub hits the other. Shot four times by Bond.
Moonraker Hugo Drax Michael Lonsdale Destroy all human life on Earth by releasing a nerve agent from a space station, before rebuilding humanity with carefully chosen breeding stock in accordance with his vision. The space station containing the poisonous globes is destroyed by U.S. Marines, and the three globes that are launched are destroyed by Bond and Holly Goodhead before they can release their payload. Shot with poison dart gun and ejected into outer space by Bond.
Jaws Richard Kiel Kill Bond presumably for the death of Karl Stromberg by becoming Hugo Drax's bodyguard. Changes sides Survives
For Your Eyes Only Aristotle Kristatos Julian Glover Acquire ATAC device, which would enable hijacking of British Polaris missiles, and sell it to the Soviet Union, and to misinform Bond into killing Milos Columbo, his former friend turned nemesis. Colombo reveals Kristatos true identity as a KGB spy and his intentions. Bond throws the ATAC device off a cliff and destroys it. Killed with a knife thrown by Milos Columbo.
Villain in a wheelchair (presumably Blofeld) John Hollis (body), Robert Rietty (voice) To kill Bond as revenge by remotely piloting helicopter and making it crash. Bond disconnects the remote control device used to control the helicopter. Dies after Bond regains control of the helicopter and drops him down an industrial chimney.
Octopussy General Orlov Steven Berkoff Detonate a nuclear bomb on a U.S. Army base in West Germany, forcing NATO to withdraw, and allowing the Soviet Union to invade Germany. Bond disarms the bomb. While attempting to jump on Octopussy's circus train, he is shot by three border guards who mistakenly believe him to be defecting.
Kamal Khan Louis Jourdan To aid General Orlov in his plan, for which Orlov pays Khan with jewels stolen from the Moscow Kremlin. The jewels are confiscated by the KGB. Dies when his plane crashes into a mountain.
A View to a Kill Max Zorin Christopher Walken Trigger a massive earthquake that will destroy Silicon Valley to monopolise the microchip market. His former henchwoman and lover, May Day, switches sides and removes a bomb necessary for Zorin's plan to succeed, after which she dies in the explosion, which causes no other damage. Plummets from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Living Daylights General Georgi Koskov Jeroen Krabbé Mislead MI6 into believing the KGB under General Pushkin has reactivated an assassination program targeting spies. Bond will be assigned to eliminate Pushkin, who is investigating Koskov for embezzlement. With Pushkin dead, Koskov will be free to continue supporting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Bond and Pushkin fake the latter's assassination, fooling Koskov into believing he is free to act. Arrested; presumed to be executed by Pushkin's government offscreen.
Brad Whitaker Joe Don Baker Use Koskov's embezzled KGB funds to buy opium from the Afghan mujahideen, then use the money to cover up the theft and the profits to continue funding the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Bond steals the C-130 Hercules cargo plane carrying the opium, then crashes it, ruining the deal. Bond activates a bomb disguised as a keyring finder from a wolf whistle, dropping a bust of Wellington onto Whitaker, crushing him.
Licence to Kill Franz Sanchez Robert Davi Create an international drug cartel from South America to Asia, smuggling cocaine dissolved in petrol. Bond destroys the drug processing factory, along with the first shipment of merchandise being transported in tanker lorries. Soaked in petrol after his tanker is rammed off the road, he is set on fire by Bond by Bond's cigarette lighter given by Felix and Della Leiter for being their best man at their wedding.
GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan/Janus/006 Sean Bean Take control of the "GoldenEye" satellite weapons, detonating a nuclear device over London as revenge for a perceived betrayal during World War II. The electromagnetic pulse from the weapon will devastate London, covering up the electronic theft of millions of pounds through the Bank of England's computer systems. Natalya Simonova destroys the GoldenEye by sabotaging the ground transmitter, sending the satellite off-course and causing it to burn up on re-entry. Dropped by Bond from radar dish, then crushed by the collapsing radar array.
Xenia Onatopp Famke Janssen Kill Bond so she can satisfy her erotophonophilia. Killed in a one-on-one fight with Bond Her chest is crushed between her harness and a tree when Bond shoots down the helicopter she is attached to.
Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver Jonathan Pryce Provoke a war between the United Kingdom and China by leading a British warship into Chinese territorial waters before sinking it. This would then be followed by a plan to fire a nuclear missile on Beijing to bring about a regime change in China. As a result, Carver will be permitted to expand his media franchise into China for the next century. Bond compromises Carver's stealth boat technology, allowing the British Navy to target and destroy both the boat and the missile still in the cargo bay. Bond forces Carver into the path of a remote-controlled drill the size of a jet engine.
General Chang Philip Kwok Stage a coup in China by supplying Carver with the means to develop a stealth vessel.When China and the United Kingdom declare war on one another, Chang will convene a meeting of China's leadership in Beijing when the missile hits, after which he will take control of the country and broker a cease-fire with the United Kingdom, securing his position as the new leader of China. Bond and Chinese intelligence agent Wai Lin discover the theft of stealth materials and Chang's role in the scheme and alert Beijing. Arrested
The World Is Not Enough Elektra King Sophie Marceau Kill her father to seize his oil business, which she sees as rightfully hers and later monopolise the oil market with the help of Renard's attack. Succeeds in killing her father, but is killed by Bond before Renard's plan can be fulfilled. Shot by Bond.
Renard/Viktor Zokas Robert Carlyle Destroy İstanbul by detonating a nuclear submarine in the Bosphorus, allowing Elektra to monopolise the oil market. Bond prevents him from triggering a meltdown of the reactor core by flooding the submarine, then blowing it up before Renard can fulfil his plan. Impaled by a plutonium rod shot out of the sub's core at high speed by Bond.
Die Another Day Colonel Tan-Sun Moon (Disguised as Gustav Graves) Will Yun Lee (Toby Stephens) Invade South Korea with the help of "Icarus," an orbital weapons platform that fires a concentrated burst of the sun's energy. Icarus is rendered harmless when Bond destroys the control device. Bond pulls the cord on his parachute, sucking him (and the control device) into a plane engine.
Miranda Frost Rosamund Pike MI6 double-agent who also works for Graves. Betrays Bond during a mission by alerting Graves (as his alter ego Colonel Moon) when Bond arrives in North Korea. Lured Bond into having sex with her, after which she sabotaged his Walther P99's magazine. After Bond confronted Graves, she attempted to kill him, but he escaped by using his sonar impulse ring. Stabbed in the heart with a dagger by Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson during a sword fight in Graves' cargo plane.
Casino Royale Le Chiffre Mads Mikkelsen He plans to make his clients, a guerrilla group, wealthy by shorting airline stocks and then destroying a prototype jetliner. He later attempts to regain his clients' lost money by playing in, and winning, a Texas Hold 'em tournament. Bond prevents the terrorist plot from being carried out by killing the bomber before he can destroy the jetliner, after which he bankrupts Le Chiffre in an attempt to convince him to surrender to MI6 custody. Shot in the head by Mr. White.
Mr. White Jesper Christensen Regain money lost by Le Chiffre and protect the integrity of his organisation. Succeeds, but is captured by Bond. Shot in the left knee and captured by Bond, but survives.
Quantum of Solace Dominic Greene Mathieu Amalric Create a drought by damming aquifers in Bolivia, then staging a coup d'état and selling water supplies back to the new government at grossly-inflated prices. Bond intercepts Greene before he can carry out the coup. Abandoned by Bond in the middle of the Atacama Desert, and later found dead (offscreen) with two bullets in the back of his head.
General Medrano Joaquin Cosio Become president of Bolivia with the support of Dominic Greene and the Quantum organisation. Shot and killed by Camille Montes, thereby preventing Greene from being able to carry out his coup.
Mr. White Jesper Christensen Escape from MI6 custody. Succeeds. Remains at large.
Skyfall Raoul Silva
(born Tiago Rodriguez)
Javier Bardem Humiliate M in front of the government by causing a scandal that damages MI6 and forces her resignation, then kill her as revenge for betraying him when he worked for the Secret Service. He indirectly succeeds: M is mortally wounded when Silva's forces attack her, but Silva himself is killed before she dies. Bond throws a hunting knife into his back.
Patrice Ola Rapace Kill MI6 agents in Istanbul to retrieve a hard drive containing agents embedded in terrorist organizations, and assassinate a man in Shanghai. Succeeds, but kills himself in a fight with Bond. Commits suicide by letting go of Bond's hand over a skyscraper.

Non-Eon works[edit]

Film Villain Portrayed by Objective Outcome Fate
Casino Royale (1954 TV episode) Le Chiffre Peter Lorre Escape bankruptcy with baccarat game. Loses to Bond. Shot by a SMERSH agent.
Casino Royale (1967 film) Dr. Noah/Jimmy Bond Woody Allen Use biological warfare to make all women beautiful, then wipe out all men bigger than him to make him get the girls. Poisoned by The Detainer with his own atomic pill. Blown up by pill.
Le Chiffre Orson Welles Recover embezzled SMERSH funds in baccarat game. Loses game to Evelyn Tremble. Shot by SMERSH agents.
Never Say Never Again Maximillian Largo Klaus Maria Brandauer Hold world powers for ransom with nuclear weapons. The weapons are retrieved by Bond. Shot in the back with harpoon by Domino.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Max von Sydow Survives. No contact with Bond.

Video game villains[edit]

Following is a list of original main villains in James Bond computer and video games.

Game Villain Portrayed by Objective Outcome Fate
GoldenEye 007 Alec Trevelyan Sean Bean Use Goldeneye to rob and destroy London. Bond destroys Goldeneye's controls. Falls to his death after Bond shoots him.
Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver Andrew Burt Fire a nuclear missile at Beijing, eliminating the current Chinese government in favour of politicians who will grant him exclusive broadcasting rights in China. Bond aborts the missile launch. Shot and killed by Bond.
James Bond 007 General Golgov N/A Use a nuclear holocaust to emerge as the ruler of the world. Bond destroys Golgov's robot with a bazooka. Dies in the explosion.
The World is Not Enough Elektra King Sophie Marceau Kill her father to take over his oil business, and then destroy İstanbul in a nuclear explosion to monopolise the oil market. Succeeds in killing her father; however, Bond escapes captivity at Maiden's Tower and boards the nuclear submarine. Shot and killed by Bond.
Renard Robert Carlyle Overload the reactor of a nuclear submarine to generate a nuclear explosion, destroying İstanbul and increasing the value of Elektra's oil. Bond stops Renard from blowing up the nuclear submarine. Impaled by a plutonium rod shot out of the sub's core at high speed by Bond.
007 Racing Dr. Hammond Litte Tim Bentinck Smuggle stolen NATO warheads to terrorists via his automobile line, then later commit genocide using a deadly virus. His smuggling operation is dissolved by Bond, and the plane carrying the virus is destroyed. Presumably killed when Bond blows up his plane.
Agent Under Fire Adrian Malprave Eve Karpf Kidnap the World Trade Leaders, create clones, kill the G8, then force the clones to give her control of the world. Bond destroys her cloning lab and kills the clones. Dies when headquarters explodes.
Nightfire Rafael Drake Michael Ensign Destroy NATO forces in a massive air strike from space. Bond disables the missiles' targeting systems, sending them off course. Shot with a laser by Bond.
Everything or Nothing Nikolai Diavolo Willem Dafoe Take over Russia and the world by using a metal-eating nanobot army, then get revenge on Bond for the death of his mentor Max Zorin. Bond destroys the nanobots. Falls into a missile silo after Bond shoots Diavolo's control tower with a rocket launcher.
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Auric Goldfinger Gert Fröbe (likeness) Enn Reitel (voice). Use the OMEN virus to take over the world. Goldeneye uses the virus against Goldfinger's forces. Destroyed by OMEN virus set off by Goldeneye.
Dr. Julius No Joseph Wiseman (likeness) Carlos Alazraqui (voice). Electrocuted in his own reactor.
Number 1 Donald Pleasence (likeness) Gideon Emery (voice). Manipulate Goldeneye into killing off his two liabilites, Dr. No and Goldfinger. Succeeds. Survives, no contact with Goldeneye.
From Russia with Love Rosa Klebb Lotte Lenya (likeness) Karly Rothenberg (voice) Kill Bond and obtain the Lektor. Bond survives and gets the Lektor to MI6. Shot in the chest by Tatiana Romanova.
Red Grant Robert Shaw (likeness) Brian McCole (voice) Bond shoots him with a Wright Magnum. OCTOPUS is believed to have fallen apart afterwards.
Quantum of Solace Dominic Greene Mathieu Amalric Stage a coup d'état in Bolivia, to gain control of a piece of land rich in resources. Camille kills General Medrano (Greene's associate who will execute the plan), and Bill Tanner, using hacking, bankrupts Greene, nullifying all of his efforts. Killed in the gunfight by Bond.
GoldenEye 007 (2010 Remake) Alec Trevelyan Elliot Cowan Use Goldeneye to rob and destroy London. Bond destroys Goldeneye's controls. Falls to his death after Bond shoots him.
Blood Stone Stefan Pomerov Laurentio Passa Weaponise an antidote for smallpox and anthrax then release it upon the world. Bond blows up his factory, then prevents his plane from releasing the toxin. Blown out of his plane after Bond shoots the door open.
Rak James Goode Aid in the kidnaping of scientists and sell their research. Killed by Bond. Shot by Bond, causing him to fire a rocket at the plane on which he is standing, causing it to explode with him on it.
Nicole Hunter Joss Stone Organise the kidnapping of scientists. Bond discovers her connection with the kidnapping plot. Shot by an unmanned drone controlled by her "boss".
007: Legends Auric Goldfinger Gert Fröbe (likeness) Timothy Watson (voice) Irradiate the gold supply of Fort Knox with a bomb. The bomb is disabled. Blown out of plane window.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Glenn Wrage Blackmail the UN with the threat of a deadly virus that will wipe out all livestock and cereals. The base is destroyed by Bond. Thrown out of cable car by Bond and presumed dead.
Franz Sanchez Robert Davi (likeness) Rob David (voice) Smuggle drugs. The shipment is attacked by Bond. Set on fire by Bond and burns to death.
Gustav Graves Toby Stephens Invade South Korea using the Icarus. Icarus is disabled. Sucked into plane engine.
Hugo Drax Michael Lonsdale Kill the entire human race, then rebuild in outer space. The space station is destroyed by Bond. Blown out of airlock and suffocated.
Patrice Ola Rapace Kill MI6 agents in İstanbul, and assassinate a man in Shanghai. Succeeds, but is killed by Bond. Dropped off of a skyscraper by Bond.

Villainous organisations[edit]

  • SMERSH — SMiERt SHpionam, "Death to Spies," Bond's original nemesis in the novels, though only briefly mentioned in the films (apparently disbanded 20 years before the events of The Living Daylights). The Soviet agency is in charge of assassination, loosely based on the real-life SMERSH.
  • SPECTRE — Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, first appeared in the novel Thunderball and replaced SMERSH as Bond's nemesis in the films. The independent terrorist organisation is headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • The Spangled Mob – Bond's enemy in the novel Diamonds Are Forever, which also appears in Goldfinger and The Man with the Golden Gun. The mob is an American Mafia family based in Las Vegas.
  • Drax Metals – Hugo Drax's company.
  • Stromberg Shipping Line – Karl Stromberg's organisation.
  • Entreprises Auric A.G. — Auric Goldfinger's organisation.
  • KGB — Soviet intelligence agency.
  • Janus Syndicate – Alec Trevelyan's vehemently anti-British terrorist organisation in the Bond film GoldenEye.
  • CMGN - Carver Media Group Network, Elliot Carver's self-made media empire.
  • The Scales of Justice – a movement in John Gardner's The Man from Barbarossa.
  • Yakuza — Japanese crime gang in the novel The Man with the Red Tattoo.
  • COLD – The Children of Last Days, a terrorist organisation that Bond faces in the novel COLD.
  • The Union — a villainous organisation in Raymond Benson's novels High Time to Kill, Doubleshot, and Never Dream of Dying.
  • OCTOPUS – Replaces SPECTRE in the video game From Russia with Love for copyright reasons.
  • BAST – Brotherhood of Anarchy and Secret Terrorism, featured in the novel Win, Lose or Die.
  • Quantum – a shadowy criminal organisation seen in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.[1] The organisation is strictly apolitical—but with considerable political influence of their own—and will deal with anyone whose interests converge with their own. Known members of the organisation include an extensive network of current and former politicians, business people and intelligence agents. One of their leading members, Dominic Greene, leads a cover organisation called Greene Planet.[2]
  • SCUM – Stands for "Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem," the main villainous organisation in the James Bond Jr. series.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Seeking Solace on the Bond set". USA Today. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2008. 
  2. ^ Olly Richards (24 January 2008). "Bond 22 Plot Details". Empire. Retrieved 26 January 2008.