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 Draco's Union Corse. 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 US, UK, and USSR leaders on board and hold them for ransom. Bond overtakes the ship. Shot by Bond's ally.
Licence to Kill (Novelization) 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. Battleship with nuclear weapons destroyed. Dies when his ship is blown up.
Death is Forever Wolfgang Weisen Assassinate all members of British-American CABAL, and destabilise Western Europe by blowing up train containing several world leaders. Train remotely stopped before it can reach its destination. Electrocuted on train railing.
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 (Novelization) Alec Trevelyan 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.
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.
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 Britain, and force Bond to pilot an airliner into Soviet territory and bomb it, making it appear to be the UK'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.

William Boyd[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
Solo Kobus Breed Use Dahumni children as drug mules to smuggle raw heroin into the States. Bond tracks him down to Washington DC. Shot and left for dead by Bond.

Anthony Horowitz[edit]

Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate
Trigger Mortis Jason Sin Sabotage US rocket test launch. Blow up Empire State Building with train bomb and make it appear to be the rocket's doing by spreading debris of duplicate rocket around bomb site. Use public outcry to give USSR advantage in the Space Race Bomb neutralized and train derailed en route to Empire State Building. Electrocuted by train railing.

Young Bond series[edit]

Charlie Higson[edit]
Novel Villain Motive Outcome Fate
SilverFin Lord Randolph Hellebore Create a serum that manipulates the endocrine system and hormones in a human, giving them increased strength, and use his new army of modified soldiers to conquer the world. Bond and George Hellebore wreck his laboratory by smashing the serum tubes and igniting the paperwork. Algar pushes him and Randolph into the loch, where eels savagely devour them.
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" Construct a brand-new and modified decoding machine for the Russians, that is promised to think a thousand times faster than any human is capable. Bond destroys the machine. Bond threatens to shoot her, but then decides to spare her life.
Hurricane Gold Mrs. Glass Sell important American documents to the Japanese. She succeeds. Imprisoned on Huracán's island.
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]

Film villains[edit]

Villains in Eon Productions films[edit]

Film Villain Portrayed by Motive Outcome Fate
Dr. No Dr. Julius No Joseph Wiseman Develop an atomic radio beam and generate radio waves to interfere with the coordinates of nuclear missiles. Bond overloads the nuclear reactor in No's base causing the toppling device used to sabotage the tests to overload and disable Falls into his reactor coolant. His metal hands prove faulty, and he helplessly sinks and boils to death.
From Russia With Love Rosa Klebb Lotte Lenya Humiliate MI6 by stealing a Russian decoder. When Bond is assigned to retrieve the device for MI6, one of their assassins, Red Grant, will murder Bond. They will then leak photos of Bond to the press before selling the decoder back to the Russians. 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 (body), Michael Collins (voice) Blow up Fort Knox, an American gold reserve, to render the gold bars stored there worthless and increase the value of his own gold. An American technician disables the bomb before it can detonate. Sucked out of a depressurizing plane through a shattered window.
Thunderball Emilio Largo Adolfo Celi Extort one hundred million pounds from world governments by threatening them with stolen nuclear warheads. The money will be used to finance SPECTRE operations. Missiles destroyed by Bond and the U.S. Coast Guard before the ransom money was delivered. Shot in the back with a harpoon from a speargun by his mistress, Domino.
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 Start a war between America and Soviet Union by stealing their spacecrafts from orbit. 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, although wounded.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld Telly Savalas Trigger international starvation by developing a virus that destroys crops and livestock. Bond, with the help of Marc Ange Draco, destroys the laboratory where the viruses are being developed before they can be released. Survives. Assassinates Tracy di Vicenzo, Bond's newly married wife on their honeymoon.
Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Stavro Blofeld Charles Gray Steal diamonds to magnify a man-made laser platform which can target nuclear hardware. Bond smashes Blofeld's Mini-Sub multiple times like a wrecking ball against the control room of his lair, disabling the satellite. Presumed dead.
Live and Let Die Dr. Kananga / Mr.Big Yaphet Kotto Distribute large amounts of heroin without cost, bankrupting all other dealers active on the heroin market. Quarrel Jr. destroys his poppy fields with a series of explosives. Bond forces a compressed gas pellet down Kananga's throat causing him to travel upwards and explode upon impact with the ceiling.
The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga Christopher Lee Retrieve a solar energy controller called the Solex Agitator and put it on auction, whilst assassinating James Bond. Bond retrieves the Agitator for MI6. Shot in the heart by Bond in the Hall of Mirrors when he pretended to be a James Bond statue.
The Spy Who Loved Me Karl Stromberg Curt Jürgens Capture several different submarines to use as missile-firing platforms and fire the missiles on New York and Moscow to trigger a war. Bond redirects the British and Soviet nuclear missiles' coordinates so that the missile fired by each sub hits the other, destroying both and killing all their crews. He escapes in the American sub with all 3 crews, to pursue Stromberg. Shot four times by Bond.
Moonraker Hugo Drax Michael Lonsdale Fire a nerve agent from space, poisoning Earth. Rebuild humanity in space. The space station containing the poisonous globes was destroyed by US Marines, and the three globes that were launched were destroyed by Bond and Holly Goodhead before they could release their payload. The master race and technicians all died, either in space or in the explosion of the space station. Shot with a poisonous dart and ejected into outer space by Bond.
For Your Eyes Only Aristotle Kristatos Julian Glover Retrieve an ATAC device that is capable of controlling missiles for the Soviets; misinform Bond into killing Milos Columbo. Bond joins forces with Columbo, and the pair infiltrate Kristatos' mountain hideout in Greece. Bond throws the ATAC device off a cliff and destroys it. Stabbed in the back with throwing knife by Milos Columbo.
"Wheelchair villain"
(implied to be Ernst Stavro Blofeld)
John Hollis (body)
Robert Rietty (voice)
To kill Bond as revenge by remotely hijacking Bond's helicopter and making it crash. Bond disconnects the remote control device used to control the helicopter. Presumed deceased after Bond drops him in a smokestack.
Octopussy General Orlov Steven Berkoff Detonate a nuclear bomb on a US Air Force base in West Germany, forcing NATO into withdrawing and allowing the Soviet Union to invade Western Europe. Bond disarms the bomb. While attempting to jump on Octopussy's circus train, he is shot and killed by East German border guards mistakenly believing he is trying to defect.
Kamal Khan Louis Jourdan To aid General Orlov in his plan - Kamal does this by exploiting his relationship with Octopussy to use her circus train to smuggle the bomb into West Germany; Orlov pays Khan with jewels stolen from the Kremlin. General Gogol arrives on the scene and recovers the jewels when Orlov is shot. Attempts to escape when Bond returns to India, but dies in a fiery plane crash into a mountain.
A View to a Kill Max Zorin Christopher Walken Cause massive earthquake destroying Silicon Valley in order to monopolise the microchip market. His former henchman and lover, May Day, switches sides and removes a bomb necessary for Zorin's plan to succeed; she dies in the explosion, which causes no other damage. Zorin's airship becomes stuck in the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. Zorin's and Bond have a fist-fight, where Zorin loses his balance and falls from a great height into the water.
The Living Daylights General Georgi Koskov Jeroen Krabbé Supply the Soviets with nuclear weapons for their continuing invasion of Afghanistan and misinform MI6 into killing General Pushkin. Bond and Pushkin fake the latter's assassination, fooling Koskov into believing he is free to act. Arrested; implied to be executed by Pushkin's government offscreen.
Brad Whitaker Joe Don Baker Engage in a triangle deal with Feyador and Koskov where Whitaker will get valuable opium to finance operations. Bond destroys the shipment of opium, ruining the deal. Bond activates a bomb disguised as a key chain, dropping a bust of Wellington on Whitaker, crushing him.
Licence to Kill Franz Sanchez Robert Davi Create an international drug cartel from South America to Asia, smuggling cocaine in gasoline. Also, to use four stinger missiles purchased from the Contras to shoot down American airliners in order to coerce the DEA into dropping their investigation on him. Bond destroys his drug supply; the stinger missiles are expended in an attempt to kill Bond. Bond uses the Leiters' cigarette lighter to set a petrol-soaked Sanchez alight; he stumbles into the trucks of petrol

causing them and him to explode and cause a gigantic combustion.

GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan Sean Bean Hijack the GoldenEye satellite, rob the Bank Of England before emitting an electro-magnetic pulse on

London, covering up the theft of the money and causing a financial crisis in Britain.

Bond destroys the GoldenEye by sabotaging the ground transmitter, causing the GoldenEye to burn up on re-entry. Trevelyan is dropped by Bond onto the floor of the satellite dish, somehow surviving but with a broken spine. He is crushed a short time later by the falling antenna.
Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver Jonathan Pryce Provoke a war between the UK and China by leading a British warship into Chinese territorial waters and sinking it. He conspires with hardliners in the Chinese military to then fire a missile at Beijing in order to reform the Chinese government, allowing him to secure a deal with the new administration for exclusive broadcast rights in China. Bond destroys Carver's stealth boat in a massive explosion, destroying the missile needed to provoke the war. Bond throws him in front of his own Sea-Vac drill, tearing him to shreds.
The World Is Not Enough Elektra King Sophie Marceau Assassinate her father Robert King to take over his oil business; later expand her pipelines and monopolise the market due to Renard's submarine act. Succeeds in killing her father, but is killed by Bond before Renard's plan can be fulfilled. Bond shoots her in the chest.
Renard Robert Carlyle Detonate a nuclear submarine in the waters of Istanbul destroying the city and allowing Elektra to develop her pipeline. Bond prevents him from blowing up the submarine by blowing it up himself before Renard can fulfil his plan. Impaled by a plutonium rod shot out of the sub's reactor core at high speed by Bond.
Die Another Day Gustav Graves/Colonel Moon Toby Stephens (Will Yun Lee) Create a solar energy platform called Icarus to attack South Korea. Icarus is rendered harmless when Bond destroys the control device. Bond pulls the cord on his parachute, sucking him into his plane's engine.
Casino Royale Le Chiffre Mads Mikkelsen Plans to make his clients, the Lord's Resistance Army, wealthy by shorting airline stocks and then destroying a prototype jetliner. Later attempts to regain his clients' lost money by playing 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. He then bankrupts Le Chiffre in an attempt to convince him to surrender to MI6 custody, who instead kidnaps and tortures Bond in an attempt to retrieve the money. Shot in the head by Mr. White, owing to a lack of trust.
Mr. White Jesper Christensen Regain money lost by Le Chiffre. Succeeds, killing Le Chiffre in the process, but is captured by Bond. Shot in the leg and taken into MI6 custody by Bond.
Quantum of Solace Dominic Greene Mathieu Amalric Create a drought by damming aquifers in Bolivia before staging a coup d'état and then selling water supplies back to the new government at grossly inflated prices. Bond intercepts Greene before he can carry out the coup. He is abandoned in the middle of a Bolivian desert by Bond with nothing but a can of motor oil. He is later reported to have been shot by an anonymous assassin.
Mr. White Jesper Christensen Escape from MI6 custody. Succeeds. Remains at large.
Skyfall Raoul Silva Javier Bardem Cause a scandal in MI6 which will force M's resignation, then murder her. Succeeds: M is shot by Silva's henchman, but Silva dies before she succumbs to her wounds. Stabbed with a knife by Bond.
Spectre Franz Oberhauser Christoph Waltz TBA TBA TBA
Mr. White Jesper Christensen TBA TBA TBA

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 Bond.
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 (likeness) 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 Jonathan Pryce (likeness)
Andrew Burt (voice)
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 (likeness) Sumalee Montano (voice) 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 (likeness)
David Robb (voice)
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 Corina Harmon 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.
Dr. Katya Nadanova Heidi Klum Supply Diavolo with her nanobots which are then engineered to eat through all metals except platinum, and work with her lover (Diavolo) to invade Russia using their nanobots. Bond deactivates their nanotech weapons and destroys a helicopter containing Diavolo and Nadanova. Dies in the explosion (Diavolo survives).
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 kidnapping of scientists and sell their research. Killed by Bond. Shot by Bond, causing him to fire a rocket at his plane, which thus explodes, killing him.
Nicole Hunter Joss Stone Organise the kidnapping of scientists. Bond discovers her connection with the kidnapping plot and chases after her. 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. Later fires at James Bond and his wife, Tracey Bond, in an act of revenge, killing the latter.
Franz Sanchez Robert Davi (likeness)
Robert Davi (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 taking an active role in the film Casino Royale and only briefly mentioned in the others (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 GoldenEye.
  • CMGN – Carver Media Group Network, Elliot Carver's self-made media empire in Tomorrow Never Dies.
  • 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 adaptation of 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. Jesper Christensen has been confirmed to return as the Quantum member known as "Mr. White" in Spectre. The extent of Quantum's involvement in the film's events, and its ties to the titular organization - the same SPECTRE as already listed - is currently unknown.[2]
  • SCUM – Stands for "Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem," the main villainous organisation in the James Bond Jr. series.
  • TAROT – Technological Accession, Revenge and Organized Terror, the replacement for SPECTRE in the James Bond Roleplaying Game produced by Victory Games from 1983-1987.


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.