Talk:Ernst Stavro Blofeld

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  • CITE, CITE, CITE
  • NEEDS REFERENCES
  • SOURCES
There's the main problem.
  • Most of the pictures are redundant (the volcano, Dr. evil)
  • The "Imitations and parodies" section should be converted to prose.
  • The "Other appearances" section is a stub, needs to be expanded.
  • The first bit of the "Biography" section has nothing to do with Biography, maybe change to Creation/Character Development/Inspiration
  • Expand "Films" Secton
  • Expand "Novels" section
  • The timeline table and "Blofeld portrayals" could probably be merged.

The above was added by SpecialWindler talk 10:01, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Blofeld primary antagonist of Sean Connery's story arc[edit]

If the Sean Connery James Bond is taken as a different person from the other incarnations of Bond within the series, isn't Blofeld just the main antagonist/foil to Sean Connery's Bond? After all, it would be a fitting end for Connery's Bond to get the girl and finally defeat his main enemy in Diamonds. Sean Bond then retires, and Roger Bond takes his place, assuming the "James Bond" false identity. —Preceding unsigned comment added by L'homme du noir (talkcontribs) 02:18, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

User:Ernst Stavro Blofeld[edit]

TYPE OF CAT[edit]

The article on SPECTRE says Blofeld has a white angora cat. This article states it's a persian cat. Does anyone know the definitive answer? --Ledavee 23:09, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Going by the pictures at Turkish Angora and Persian cat, I'd say it's a silver Persian. 81.76.67.152 (talk) 12:10, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
  • A clue that Blofield's last movie YOu Only Live Twice is that his trademark-holding a white cat-is that the cat escapes before Blofield goes down the chimmney! {Kill the villian-but save the pet!}

COUNT OR NOT?[edit]

The issue brought up in HMSS, if Blofeld is indeed a Count of Blauchfeld (or whatever name it is), is to my knowledge unanswered. Yes, he did remove his ear lobes, which in it is one of said family's trademark to be born without any, but it seems like there was indeed a real family (inuniverse) and he WAS rather insistent on having the title. Any news either way? ELV

In case you were wondering what his alleged title was, it was Compte (French form of count) de Bleuville in the novel and de Bleuchamp in the movie. Emperor001 02:40, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Bollywood Template[edit]

I'm not sure if I got the right person, but were you the person that created the Indian Cinema template and posted on my talk page? Anyway, if it is you, then I do like it :D ImtiazAA 18:39, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

This is the talk page for an article for a fictional character. You're looking for a talk page in the 'user' namespace. Wibbble 22:22, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Succession Boxes[edit]

Agree with their removal. The films only make slight claim to a narrative continuum. Barfbagger 19:08, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

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Cat's name[edit]

I really would like to know, what the name of his cat is?! Any hints? Grateful thanks... -- Bapho 01:00, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Fan community sometimes calls him Volcano. It's not official, though. --Scrooge MacDuck (talk) 16:32, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
Mr. Bigglesworth. 213.181.226.21 (talk) 21:48, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

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World Domination[edit]

"Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional supervillain from the James Bond universe created by Ian Fleming. An evil genius, he is the archenemy of the British Secret Service agent James Bond and head of the global criminal organization SPECTRE with aspirations of world domination. His quest for global supremacy is based around terrorism, revenge and extortion."

From everything I remember in both the Novels and the Movies, Blofeld never aspired for World Domination. His goal was purely money and power, mainly money. Perhaps because he believes that Money rules the world, one could argue in a way that he wants World Domination, but I don't think he is ever stated to actually want that.

  • In the movie From Russia With Love, he is simply using the plot to get money from Russia.
  • In the movie and Novel Thunderball, he is trying to get money by ransoming the western powers with the two atomic bombs he stole from NATO.
  • In the movie You Only Live Twice, he is trying to start a war between the United States and Russia.
  • In the novel You Only Live Twice, Blofeld is in hiding while studying death and suicide.
  • In the movie and novel On Your Majesty's Secret Service, he is trying to get revenge on England for foiling his plots while also being financed by Russia.
  • In the movie Diamonds Are Forever, Blofeld is holding the world ransom.
  • Do I even have to mention Never Say Never Again?

So when does he ever aspire for World Domination? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.192.173.146 (talk) 21:13, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Indeed, he doesn't. You Only Live Twice the movie implies heavily that he's being contracted by Red China, who are the ones interested in world domination once East and West have wiped themselves out. Blofeld's just in it for the money.
But it's not solely money, at least not in the books - the book version of YOLT has him leading Japanese youth to suicide not for money or power, just out of a nihilistic impluse that he never really explains. The movies did away with that because it was simpler to just have SPECTRE motivated by cash, as are organized crime groups in real life. 213.181.226.21 (talk) 21:48, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Blofeld's just in it for the money? Yes the main goal of my organisation is to reap as much money as possible. However in doing so it is mine and SPECTRE's goal to dominate the world. Even Dr. No "thought he was Napolean or God". Why do you think I frickin tried to inaugurate a war between Russia and America. Because I wanted just money? Rubbish. The idea was that "once they have anhiliated each other, a new power (SPECTRE) will come to dominate the world". I said this in You Only live Twice. Count Blofeld 22:08, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry Count, but the use of the term "a new power" probably doesn't refer to SPECTRE. The movie made it quite clear that SPECTRE was being contracted by an Asian government that was hostile to both superpowers (ie, Red China). Reasonable to assume that the "new power" in question would be them. Also observe that none of their previous schemes had anything to do with world domination. Their goal in Thunderball was simple extortion; in From Russia With Love, it was also lucrative (stealing the Soviet Lektor and selling it right back to them); in Dr. No, their only target was the U.S. space program, and it's heavily implied that in that one also, they were being contracted by Red China. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, we have extortion again, as in Diamonds Are Forever (global auction for nuclear supremacy to America, Russia and China).
Always money, money and more money. World domination? Nah, not their style. SPECTRE prefers to remain in the shadows of the great powers and profit off of them. But it's entirely parasitic; they need the superpowers to keep feeding off of, otherwise they'd die out too. 193.253.237.223 (talk) 22:20, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Blofeld's death[edit]

So Blofeld dies only in the film "For your eyes only" and not in the novels? --93.149.53.169 (talk) 12:43, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Blofeld dies in You Only Live Twice.--66.245.248.55 (talk) 23:05, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

No I didn't otherwise I wouldn't have appeared in Piz Gloria two years later. Watch the film again I pressed the detonator switch and fled the volcano out of the escape hatch holding my kitty The Bald One White cat 19:47, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Number 1[edit]

It is said plainly in the novel Thunderball that the number system that Spectre uses is not a ranking system, but an identifier. The number rotates on the first of every month, and in Thunderball, Blofeld just happens to be #1 and Largo #2.--66.245.248.55 (talk) 23:09, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I am always #1 The Bald One White cat 19:48, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Actually, in the novel, Blofeld is No.2 that month and Largo is No.1. Khamba Tendal (talk) 09:58, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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Telly Savalas as inspiration for Lex Luthor[edit]

The article claims (in the "Cultural Impact" section) that Telly Savalas' portrayal of Blofeld was the inspiration for Lex Luthor in the "Superman" animated series. The creators have only stated that the inspiration was Mr. Savalas himself, not any particular role he played. I'm commenting out the claim. If anyone can produce a valid source for the claim, feel free to reinstate it. 98.213.251.93 (talk) 05:04, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't see how this could be. Lex Luthor existed in "Superman" comics in the 1930s, when Telly Savalas was a young kid (and presumably still had hair), and long before Fleming began writing the Bond novels.Maccb (talk) 03:16, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Footnote 1 is deeply unsatisfactory[edit]

It starts "it is commonly believed", which is a bit of a red flag in itself, and then proceeds to make several other assertions without providing a shred of supporting evidence for any of them. It is also linked from "According to the novel", even though none of the assertions in the footnote is sourced from the novel. However, because it is a footnote, when reading the text of the article it looks as if the "According to the novel" text has been properly cited, which it has not. Loganberry (Talk) 15:22, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

The footnote also contradicts the later, sourced, assertion that the character was probably names after Tom Blofeld. Cordless Larry (talk) 14:29, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I have had the opportunity to interview Henry Blofeld for The Bolton News as he is appearing here soon, who said that he was a member of Fleming's London club and that he always believed his father was the inspiration for the name. The article has not been published yet but when it is I will post a link here. Kat. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.174.8.253 (talk) 13:37, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Fleming would appear to have used quite a few names from the RFC lists for his villains, e.g. Blofeld, Scaramanga. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JoeG1971 (talkcontribs) 19:08, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Blofeld's Neck[edit]

Clearly at the end of OHMSS during the luge scene, Blofeld is above Bond, choking him. Suddenly a well placed tree branch catches Blofeld's neck in a fork, breaking it. Bond escapes, again. This is why the Blofeld that dies in Roger Moore's movie is in a wheelchair. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.113.49.126 (talk) 06:55, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Except that the next time we see him in Diamonds Are Forever he appears just fine with no wheelchair or neck brace. KJH17 03:20, 14 January 2010
Well, he took lots of Advil.... yeah, Advil.... 24.202.251.225 (talk) 17:53, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Inconsistency[edit]

In the 'Films' section we have this:

In the film series Blofeld first appears in From Russia with Love, then in Thunderball. In these first two appearances, he is a perceived, but physically unseen character, with only his lower body visible as he strokes his trademark white cat.

But in the same section we have this:

He has a full head of black hair in From Russia With Love and Thunderball

They can't both be true. Can anyone with access to these films clarify this section? Cid 12:38, 9 August 2011

Wrong information regarding Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget =[edit]

This article claims that Ernst is inspiration for Dr. Claw which is completely wrong. Dr. No was the inspiration for Dr. Claw. You can even look at the cartoon version of Dr. No on the wikipedia page and he has metal hands just like the other cartoon. So just delete you terrible information that is not supported by any references. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.160.193.23 (talk) 07:06, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Right-Hand Cat[edit]

Ernst Stavro Blofeld seems to have been the one who introduced the movie cliche about evil villains have a cat. I have noticed the phenomena some places has been referred to as the "Right-Hand Cat". Something that could get its own article? 84.210.44.152 (talk) 14:06, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

The tradition goes back farther than that. I recall a villain called Doctor Nikola who had a cat companion -it was a series written by Guy Boothby in the early 20th Century.Rickremember (talk) 23:13, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Not sure of the origin of the literary trope, but it is similar to the witch's/wizard's familiar in some regards.Rickremember (talk) 23:18, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Copyright issues[edit]

According to the "EON films" section, it seems that there was some sort of copyright or trademark dispute over the character of Blofeld and the organisation of SPECTRE - which might be why Christoph Waltz' character in the 2015 film won't be called Blofeld? Either way, the sentence is a bit unclear and seems to refer to some mention of the dispute earlier in the article, which I can't find. Maybe it was deleted in a later edit? Can anyone clarify this bit? dllu (talk) 20:19, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

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Blofeld's cat Bigglesworth[edit]

Should the article not point out that the name of the cat is an allusion to the fictional hero James Bigglesworth, known as Biggles?

Sorry, it seems like someone in Germany is using this name for edits in Wikipdia, please take care, best--Aquilinae (talk) 23:30, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

"IT'S THE MIND"[edit]

[1]. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:07, 30 March 2017 (UTC)