My Favorite Bond Villains

I am referring to either main villains or henchman in this short list.

1. Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint
Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint

I really liked these two. Most of the henchmen up to this point were deadly, but quiet. But these two exchanged dark witticism between them as they did their killing, obviously taking delight in their work. The added element of them being a gay couple added a weird, creepy element. It’s just the idea of lovers relishing in killing as much as each other (so, it would have been equally creepy if it was a heterosexual couple). Trivia fact, Bruce Glover (Mr. Wint) is the father of Crispin Glover while Putter Smith (Mr. Kidd) is a Jazz bassist.

2. Francisco Scaramanga

I like the character because he is so prideful, but he is basically an agent (although a free agent, an assassin). He has the cool island lair and nifty funhouse maze which he uses to outwit opponents. And he has the odd side kick Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize) to boot. Christopher Lee brought a nice elegance to the character, who saw himself as the “dark side” of Bond.

3. Auric Goldfinger

Finally, there is Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) who uttered the immortal reply “No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!” Goldfinger is a guy who gets his way at all costs, mainly by cheating. He seems to avoid losing his cool much, even when backed into a corner, which makes him (and his henchman Oddjob) seem far more threatening. He can meat out his vengeance later.

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  1. That’s a good idea…one was Robert Carlisle’s villain from the World Is Not Enough. They made this great premise of a guy who doesn’t feel pain…and then the final fight with Bond was just dull. He had the potential to be the best blend of brawn and intelligence, and just did NOT deliver.

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