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"Well, I understand double 0s have a very short life expectancy... so your mistake will be short-lived. "
― James Bond to M.[src]

Commander James Bond CMG RN (April 13, 1968 – July, 2020) was a fictional Senior Operational Officer of the Double-O Section, an ultra-covert Black Ops unit within the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6). As an agent of MI6, Bond holds cryptonym "007" The '00' prefix indicates her discretionary licence to kill in the performance of her duties. He was invented and developed by British author and former naval intelligence officier Ian Fleming. He served as the main protagonist of the 007 reboot franchise.

Daniel Craig was the sixth official actor to appear as James Bond and was doubled by stunt-performers Ben Cooke and Jay Richardson.[1] The character appeared in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2021). In addition Craig also provided his voice and likeness for several James Bond video games including Quantum of Solace (2008), the 2010 remake of GoldenEye 007, Blood Stone (2010), and 007 Legends (2012), in which the character was voiced by British actor Timothy Watson.

Biography

Early Life

Losing his Parents

James Bond was born on April 13, 1968. His father Andrew Bond was a Senior Accounts Manager for Vickers Defence Systems (now BAE Systems Land & Armaments Group), while his mother Monique Bond (née Delacroix) was originally from Yverdonm Canton de Vaud, Switzerland. Until age 11, Bond was educated in Switzerland and Germany, where his father was stationed as a Vickers executive. Both parents died tragically in a climbing accident while attempting to scale north-east ridge of the Aiguille de la Persévérance. After the death of his parents, he was privately tutored while he lived at the family's estate in Scotland, Skyfall Lodge.[2]

Meeting the Oberhausers

Bond with Hannes and Franz Oberhauser

During his teens, he spent time studying both climbing and skiing with local Austrian instructor Hannes Oberhauser of Kitzbühel during school holidays from Fettes, as he grew up alongside Oberhauser's son, Franz Oberhauser. Bond's one strong relationship, this friendship ended when Oberhauser disappeared mysteriously. Bond has referred to Oberhauser as a second father. During a stint at the University of Geneva under an exchange program with Fettes, Bond led an expedition to the very mountain where his parents had died. Bond climbed it with friends and never told them of his personal and tragic link to the location.

After leaving Fettes at the age of seventeen, Bond began attending the Britannia Royal Naval College. While there, Bond excelled in all areas of training. Bond matriculated from his coursework at BRNC with passable marks. However, whilst excelling at athletic competitions, strategic operations, and counter-intelligence courses, his unconventional approach to his education, his diffident attitude to some of his superiors, and a lack of respect for curfew drew him many demerits. On more than one occasion, a fellow candidate was strongly suspected of lying to protect Bond from punishment. In his later teens, Bond lost his one surviving close relative, his aunt Charmian Bond.

Military Service

Bond conducted his year of Sea Service with high recommendations from his Chief Petty Officers and Warrant Officers. He applied for and was uniformly recommended for work in Naval Intelligence. Bond served as an intelligence officer on HMS Exeter both before and during Operation Granby, and later was able to transfer to submarine service, serving aboard HMS Turbulent. His natural abilities, mental quickness and confidence impressed his commanding officers. Within the year of being assigned to Turbulent, it became apparent that Bond was not being sufficiently challenged with his duties, so Bond volunteered for the Special Boat Service. Bond excelled at SC3 and Underwater and Aquatic Warfare training. He constantly equaled or bested his superior officers and instructors in all areas after nominal amount of experience.

Bond earned the distinction of being the only candidate to entirely escape detection during the night limpet placement operation at Plymouth. There was some doubt as to whether Bond had actually accomplished the mission per the assignment until he demonstrated his rather ingenious method of eluding the underwater infra-red cameras and sonar systems in-place. His techniques were rapidly included in future training.

Upon completion of UAW training, Bond commenced Advanced Commando Parachute training at Brize Norton. A very dramatic incident occurred when Bond participated in the first group freefall exercise. At 900 meters the third jumper Lieutenant Cameron's ripcord pins jammed causing the main chute to malfunction, and he panicked. As the fourth jumper, Bond spotted Cameron, and at great personal risk, repositioned himself to aerially intercept Lt. Cameron at approximately 450 meters, and deploy Lt. Cameron's chute. Bond deployed at 250 meters. Lt. Cameron shattered his hip upon landing, although Bond escaped without serious injury.

Bond's record with training earned him placement with the 030 Special Forces Unit, rather than deployment as a swimmer-canoeist with the standard SBS Units in Poole. During further training with 030 SFU, Bond earned certifications for the operation of assault helicopters, Harrier-class jets, fixed-wing aircraft, hovercrafts, marine assault vessels, armored vehicles, and other crafts. Bond served with distinction in the 030 Special Forces Unit. He proved adept at training other candidates, initiating athletic competitions, and fostering a creative environment. During his three-year tenure with the 030 SFU, Bond rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He saw covert service in Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Libya, and active service in Bosnia. Upon completion of his duties in Bosnia, where Bond was credited with saving the lives of nearly 100 men from a Serbian militia in one village. Bond was recruited by the RNR Defence Intelligence Group and awarded the rank of Commander.

Bond's work with the Defence Intelligence Group at Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, Chicksands, proved highly satisfactory, although his fellow officers noted Bond's rather casual attitude toward command structure and protocol. Bond's work provided vital intelligence during key moments with Libya, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Indonesia, China and North Korea. In Libya, Bond was able to secure detailed assessments of the status of the Libyan government's reputed financial ties to numerous terrorist organizations. During his tenure at the RNR DI Group, Bond attended specialized courses at Cambridge (where he achieved a first in Oriental Languages), Oxford and other institutions. Bond left the RNR DI Group after recruitment by MI6 at the age of 30.

MI6 Agent

Joining the Agency

James Bond completed all orientation and MI6 Covert Operations training in eight weeks. He received exceptionally high marks for physical endurance, logic, and Psychological Ops exercises. His first assignment was at the British Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. His duties there included: translation of Haitian, French and Dutch West Indies communiqués, interdiction efforts with gun and drug smuggling between Kingston and London (resulting in a letter of commendation from his superior, Charles DaSilva), and four days of Black Ops reconnaissance in Cuba, penetrating military compounds.

Bond then was appointed Senior Advisor at the British Embassy in Rome. He was promoted to Ops Specialist simultaneous with this posting. Although based nominally in Rome, his duties took him to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon, France, Spain, China, and the United States. He worked back-channel sources to aid in solving a minor crisis between the U.S. and China. Afterward, Bond was posted to the MI6 headquarters in London, where he continued to work as a Mission Specialist (within Black Ops) in such locations as Cuba, the United States, Austria, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Sudan, and the UAE.

Casino Royale (2006)

Becoming 007

Bond's mission before obtaining 00-status

At the age of thirty eight in 2006, Bond was promoted to "Double-O" ("00") status, becoming the youngest agent in MI6 history to do so. The ultra-secret "00" Branch is the elite of the Secret Intelligence Service. These covert agents, known as "double-Os", have proven themselves capable enough in the field to be entrusted with the license to kill - the authorization to, at their own discretion, commit assassination and acts that might be otherwise considered murder in order to complete their missions, without having to seek permission from headquarters first.

Bond earned his stripes in the "00" Branch by killing two people, Section Chief Dryden, who had been selling secrets from within MI6 - and Fisher, Dryden's contact. After Bond killed Dryden's contact in a bathroom in Lahore, Pakistan, he flew to the Czech Republic, where he assassinated Dryden in the Section Chief's office. Bond was consequently granted "00" status and awarded the infamous code number "007".

Chasing Down Terrorists

Bond prepares to shoot and kill Mollaka

On his first mission as agent 007, Bond and an agent named Carter worked cooperatively in an attempt to capture international bomb-maker, Mollaka. At a mongoose/cobra fight in Madagascar, Bond and Carter conducted surveillance on Mollaka but, due to a foolish mistake made by Carter, the suspected criminal realized he was being watched and attempted to escape. Bond pursued Mollaka through the jungle, up an enormously high construction site, where the two engaged brutally in hand-to-hand combat, and finally to the Nambutu Embassy, where he attempted to arrest the suspected bombmaker. However, since Bond found himself surrounded by Nambutu soldiers, he manages to escape after he shot and killed Mollaka and caused an explosion that partly also destroyed the embassy. The incident infuriated the British Government, as Bond had only been instructed to capture Mollaka, but the criminal's cell phone led Bond to discover a terrorist plot to blow up a gigantic prototype Skyfleet airliner at Miami International Airport.

Saving the Skyfleet

Bond stopping Carlos Nikolic's terrorist plan

Bond managed to stop the terrorists from succeeding and killed a man named Carlos Nikolic, who had replaced Mollaka as the criminal responsible for destroying the airliner. Following this success, M informed Bond that the mastermind of the incident was a man known as Le Chiffre, who served as private banker to terrorists. Le Chiffre had been using his clients' money to short sell successful companies and then would engineer terrorist attacks to sink their stock values so he could make a fortune. When Bond foiled Le Chiffre's plan to destroy the Skyfleet, the banker was left with a major loss since he had shorted the company's shares.

Joining the Poker Game

Bond plays poker with Le Chiffre

Having lost several high-ranking operatives in his organization and needing to recoup his clients' money, Le Chiffre had set up a high-stakes poker tournament at the Casino Royale in Montenegro. Hoping that a defeat would force Le Chiffre to aid the British government in exchange for protection from his creditors, MI6 entered Bond into the tournament. He was assisted in the mission by a fellow MI6 officer named René Mathis and Vesper Lynd, a foreign liaison agent from HM Treasury's Financial Action Task Force. She was sent to make sure that Bond adequately managed the funds provided by MI6.

Killing Steven Obanno

Bond comforting Vesper Lynd in the shower

Bond overcame several obstacles: He was forced to save Le Chiffre from a vengeful Steven Obanno which resulted in the latter's death.

Losing the Game

Bond making his deal with Felix Leiter

He was beaten in the game, but Felix Leiter introduced himself as a CIA agent and bought him back in, believing that Bond would be their best chance at stopping Le Chiffre.

Poisoned by Valenka

Bond's life is saved by Vesper Lynd

He was also poisoned by Le Chiffre's sweetheart, Valenka, who had placed a drop of the Digitalis Poison in his drink. However, despite passing out when his heartbeat stopped, Vesper Lynd managed to save Bond and he was able to return to the game.

Winning the Game

Bond celebrates defeating Le Chiffre

Despite everything, Bond went on to win the tournament and since then Bond has proven himself to be one of the most capable officers in MI6's employ.

Kidnapped by Le Chiffre

Bond being tortured by Le Chiffre

As Bond and Vesper Lynd had dinner, he receives information from René Mathis that Le Chiffre was apprehended by the Central Intelligence Agency. Soon after, Lynd got a call from Mathis. Bond suspected something, followed her and witnessed her being kidnapped. Bond then went out to rescue her. As he raced to located Le Chiffre, he was forced to swerve his car when he saw a bounded Lynd on the road. The impact of the swerve injured Bond, rendering him unconscious, and Bond and Lynd were captured by Le Chiffre and his cronies. At a nearby tramp steamer, Bond was stripped and tied down onto a chair, where Le Chiffre proceeded to torture him by using a rope to repeatedly strike his scrotum. Bond refused to give information to Le Chiffre, the password to the account where the winnings are held. Enraged by this, Le Chiffre was about to castrate Bond when Mr. White arrived, murdering Le Chiffre's goons and personally executing Le Chiffre. Mr White then proceeded to rescue Bond and Lynd, leaving the two of them for MI6 to find.

Staying with Vesper Lynd

Bond enjoying his life with Vesper Lynd

Bond regained consciousness at a hospital where he found René Mathis beside him. Bond revealed that he believed that Mathis was the mastermind behind his and Vesper Lynd's capture. MI6 agents had then appeared to captured Mathis. Lynd visited Bond to confess her love for him and a Swiss banker gives them the password. Bond resigned to begin a new life with Lynd.

Death of Vesper Lynd

Bond watches as Vesper Lynd dies.

In Venice, Italy, where he was enjoying his time off, Bond recieved a phonecall from M, about his resignation and noted that the British government wants the money returned.

Vesper Lynd arranged a secret meeting to a man named Adolph Gettler and his cronies. Bond ensued a gunfight with the men, where he overpowered and killed them. Lynd, however, locked herself inside a sinking lift and took her own life by drowning herself. Bond managed to recover her and attempted to revive, but to no avail.

Capturing Mr. White

Bond shooting and capturing Mr. White

"Mr. White. We need to talk."
"Who is this?"
"The name's Bond, James Bond.
"
― James Bond and Mr. White[src]

Later, after informing M about Vesper Lynd having a boyfriend being held in Le Chiffre's organization, Bond found Mr. White's number through Lynd's cell phone and tracked him down. Bond tracked Mr. White, anonymously phoned him and shot him in the leg. As Mr. White desperately attempted to crawl away to safety, Bond appeared in front of him, introducing himself as Bond, James Bond.

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Interrogation of Mr. White

Bond and M interrogating Mr. White.

After shooting Mr. White in the leg, Bond has captured Mr. White and manages to evade pursuit by his various minions in a chaotic car chase in his Aston Martin DBS V12 painted in black. After interrogating him with M at a closed off location, Bond and M are both betrayed by a disguised minion (Craig Mitchell) who, after a toss and tumble, is later dispatched and killed by Bond. Mr. White takes this time to vanish and is never seen or heard from again, except for being briefly spotted at the opera among other Quantum members.

Investigating Craig Mitchell

Bond and M return to London and searched Craig Mitchell's flat, discovering through tagged banknotes that Mitchell had a contact in Haiti.

Killing Edmund Slate

Bond tracks the contact, Edmund Slate, and learns that Slate is a hitman sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, environmentalist Dominic Greene.

Following Camille Montes

While observing her subsequent meeting with Greene, Bond learns that Greene is helping an exiled Bolivian General Medrano—who murdered Camille's family—to overthrow his government and become the new president in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert.

Learning about Quantum

Bond then makes it his mission to go after Greene when he realizes his connection to Vesper's death. He follows Greene to a performance of Tosca in Bregenz, Austria. Bond infiltrates Quantum's meeting at the opera, exposing the identities of Quantum's executive board to Bill Tanner, and a gunfight ensues. Greene's men kill a Special Branch Bodyguard working for Quantum member Guy Haines, an adviser to the British Prime Minister, after he fights with Bond. M assumes that Bond killed him, and has his passports and credit cards revoked when he refuses to return home and debrief.

Reunion with René Mathis

Bond heads to Italy and convinces his old ally René Mathis to accompany him to Bolivia.

Meeting Strawberry Fields

Bond kisses Strawberry Fields while in bed

At the La Paz airport, they are greeted by Strawberry Fields, an MI6 officer, who demands that Bond return to the UK immediately. Bond seduces her before they attend a fundraising party Greene holds that night.

Becoming a Target

Bond holding Mathis as he dies in his arms

At the party, Bond rescues Camille from Greene. Leaving, Bond and Camille are pulled over by Bolivian police working for Medrano. They had earlier attacked Mathis and put him in the boot of Bond's car to frame Bond; and, in the ensuing struggle, Mathis is killed.

Forced to go Rogue

Bond is forced to go rogue, after Fields is killed off by mysterious assailants.

Reunion with Felix Leiter

Bond being advised by Felix Leiter

Bond meets with CIA agent Felix Leiter, who discloses Greene and Medrano will meet in the Atacama Desert to finalize the coup. Warned by Leiter, he evades the CIA's Special Activities Division when they attempt to kill him.

Attack on Greene's Hotel

Bond fighting Dominic Greene in the hotel

He is aided by Camille in his raid on Greene and his organization in Bolivia where he foils his plan on controlling the nation's water supply. Bond kills the Chief of Police for betraying Mathi, and confronts Greene. Meanwhile, Camille kills Medrano, avenging the murders of her parents and sister. The struggle leaves the hotel largely destroyed by fire. After a frenzied brawl, Bond captures Greene and interrogates him about the Quantum organization, before leaving him stranded in the desert with only a can of engine oil. Bond and Camille kiss before they part.

Avenging Vesper Lynd

Bond and M discussing his lack of rerets

"Is he still alive?"
"Yes."
"I'm surprised. Did you find what you were looking for?"
"Yes.
"
M and James Bond[src]

Bond then finds Vesper's former lover and member of Quantum, Yusef Kabira and is reinstated by M.

Skyfall (2012)

Chase of Patrice

Bond chases down Patrice in Istanbul

James Bond, six years after the Casino Royale and the Bolivia mission, is in Istanbul, Turkey, late July/August 2012 teamed up with Miss Moneypenny and Sebastian Ronson to protect a computer drive later revealed to contain the identities of every NATO agent embedded in terrorist organizations the world over. A French mercenary called Patrice eludes Bond and ransacks the safehouse, where he fights and kills Ronson and steals the computer drive. Bond, armed with his standard-issue Walther PPK, finds Ronson's body and briefly tries to save the latter, but M coerces him into pursuing the Frenchman.

Leaving Ronson to die, Bond and Moneypenny briefly pursue him in a van, but they eventually corner him in the Grande Bazaar. The local police try to defuse the situation. Patrice unsheathes a machine-gun and mows down the police, cornering Bond. Moneypenny distracts him and Patrice tries to escape on a motorbike, but Bond steals a motorbike himself and gives chase, going over the rooftops of the Bazaar. The chase drives the two of them to a bridge, where Patrice boards the top of the train and Bond heroically severs the motorbike in an attempt at boarding the train too. After a destructive chase, Bond corners Patrice and they fight. Patrice manages to hold out against the 00 agent and soon manages to gain the upper hand, despite the use of a knife, a machine-gun and a brilliantly convenient chain. In the ensuing brawl, Bond is about to beat Patrice before Moneypenny unwillingly shoots him. Bond is thrown from the train, into the waterfall, allowing Patrice to escape with the computer drive. Moneypenny reports that Bond is down.

Enjoying Death

It is revealed that Bond has survived the bullet, the fall, the water and the asphyxiation. He is somewhere in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, engaging in gambling, alcoholism ,and prostitution almost obsessively. When news arrives of the attack on MI6 headquarters, Bond finally decides to go back to England and protect M.

Returning to MI6

He breaks into her flat one night and reveals his survival. He and M argue fiercely and then Bond decides to rejoin MI6, since being officially dead means he isn't part of MI6 anymore. He is taken to the new MI6 headquarters in the War Rooms and immediately engages in training. Meanwhile, Bill Tanner tells him about the situation with M's attacker. He then engages in psychological tests, where he scornfully labels M as 'bitch'. Then, after digging into his biography, the examiner mentions 'Skyfall'. The examiner repeats several times, but Bond remains extensively silent. Then, with a callous gesture of disinterest, he mutters 'Done' and leaves the room. He actually fails the tests because of his sexual engagement, excessive use of drugs and alcohol.

Meeting Gareth Mallory

He was also unhinged by the mention of Skyfall, triggering immense childhood trauma. He then removes the bullets that Patrice gave him during the chase on the train, gets them analyzed. He identifies Patrice as a serial killer-for-hire and is assigned to pursue and apprehend the mercenary so they can discover the identity of his paymaster. He meets Gareth Mallory, who coldly suggests that Bond 'stays dead' since very few agents get the opportunity to retire so peacefully. Bond makes it clear that it is because he puts his country before his ego. Mallory, whom Bond deduced to be a former prisoner of the IRA, a feat that expresses extreme bravery and patriotic loyalty, leaves with a sarcastic demand not to 'cock it up'.

Meeting Q

James Bond meeting with Q in London.

"So, why do you need me?"
"Every now and then a trigger needs to be pulled."
"Or not pulled. It's hard to tell in your pyjamas.
"
― James Bond and Q[src]

He met with his Quartermaster, a teenager who was also an intellectual genius, as he liked to boast. Bond remained sarcastically skeptical of Q's competence because of his age, to which Q wittily retorted by calmly noting his exceptional aptitude with computers. Q then gave Bond a specially adapted Walther PPK, modified so that only Bond could use it. He also gave Bond a Distress Signal Device, with Bond jokingly complaining that the equipment he had been given was not exciting enough, to which Q questioned if he was expecting an Explosive Pen, noting that Q Branch did not do such equipment anymore. Following his meeting with Q, Bond was given his orders from M, who dutifully sent him to Macau, where he hunted down Patrice.

Showdown with Patrice

Bond ready to attack Patrice in Shanghai

He corners Patrice at the top of a building, where he is about to make a kill. Bond stalks the man right up to the moment where Patrice completes the kill, using his own Sniper Rifle. Then Bond tries to sneak-attack him. Patrice recognizes him from the motorbike chase and turns around and fires just as Bond attacks. But Patrice misses, Bond smashes into him and they fight briefly, ending with the French mercenary hanging over the edge of the building. Bond angrily interrogates him, but Patrice remains silent and commits suicide, falling to his death. Bond reacts furiously, scolding himself. And then he spots a woman in a backless black dress, staring at him malevolently.

Tracking Down Sévérine

He then tracks the woman to a casino, where Moneypenny reveals that the man who stole the list has put the first handful of names on YouTube. Later, she accompanies him as he tracks the woman in the backless dress into the casino, where she reveals herself to be Sévérine. They flirt until he deduces that her 'bodyguards' are using fear to manipulate her.

Sévérine and Bond in the Shanghai casino.

He deduces that she was once a teenage prostitute at the age of twelve when the man who stole the list saved her and used her as a contact and, for his own means, a sex slave. She reacts angrily, but he remains calm to her. She reveals that her bodyguards are going to kill him if he tries to leave. She tells him the location of her boat, and that she will take him to her employer. Bond lets her leave, then he himself attempts to leave. Sévérine's bodyguards stand in his way. Bond sarcastically replies, then fights back. The skirmish takes him and the surviving thug into the sandpit, where a Komodo dragon is circling them. The thug regains consciousness and they fight brutally. After using Q's cunning devices to survive, Bond finally manages to kill the thug, who is later eaten by the Komodo dragon. Bond escapes to her yacht and secretly has intimate, naked sex with Sévérine, locked in her shower.

Interrogated by Raoul Silva

Bond being interrogated by Raoul Silva

"Just look at you, barely held together by your pills and your drink."
"Don't forget my pathetic love of country."
"Ha. You're still clinging to your faith in that old woman, when all she does is lie to you."
"She never lied to me.
"
Raoul Silva and James Bond[src]

The following morning, they arrive on a deserted island, where the settlers had been tricked into retreating after a faux gas leak. Bond was tied down and left alone in a church hall, where Raoul Silva revealed himself. They talked for a long time and Silva revealed that he attacked the SIS Building and hired Patrice. He then unearthed that M had lied to Bond, and that he had actually failed all the tests, but M sent him anyway because she trusted him to save the day. Silva later made it absolutely clear that he hated M, and then took Bond outside, where a bloodied Sévérine was being held captive against a pillar. Silva challenged Bond to a marksmanship contest, as he placed a glass of scotch onto Sévérine's head, and challenged Bond to shoot the glass off without hitting her head, while using an Antique Percussion Cap Pistol. Bond deliberately missed in an attempt to save her life, but Silva arrogantly saw through him and shot her in the head, killing her and spilling the scotch. Bond showed no emotion to this, but he was clearly devastated. He then attacked Silva's men, overwhelming and killing all of them in a matter of seconds, and then held Silva at gunpoint. Bond revealed that he had used his Radio Transmitter to call MI6 after arriving on the island, and Silva was swiftly overpowered and arrested.

Escape of Raoul Silva

Bond protects M from Raoul Silva's attack

"I won't miss next time, Mr. Silva."
"Not bad, not bad, James, for a physical wreak."
"Why, thank you.
"
― James Bond and Raoul Silva[src]

Having been captured, Raoul Silva was then interrogated, where he revealed his affairs with M and that she had left him for dead with the Chinese, just before the Hong Kong handover after his illegal cyberterrorist activities. M reluctantly revealed that Silva's real name was Tiago Rodriguez, and that he would have been an excellent agent if not for his sexual appetites and criminal habits. Bond and Q had then attempted and hack into Silva's computer, but Silva they soon realised that Silva had outwitted them, as he managed to sabotage their computers and escaped from his cell. Bond left and started a lengthy chase through the London Underground, which led to several counts of violence and illegal activity. Silva outmatched Bond several times and stormed into M's trial. Bond arrived just in time, and an intense shootout breaks out. M and Bond, with the help of Gareth Mallory and Eve Moneypenny, eventually overpowered Silva's men, during which Mallory was injured, and Silva escaped.

Escaping to Scotland

Bond bringing M to Scotland for protection

Having managed to escape from Raoul Silva and his men, Bond managd to get M out of sight, and led her to his Aston Martin DB5 to take her to a safe house. However, believing that Silva would be able to figure out how to get into their safe houses, Bond instead took her another way, and they escaped to Skyfall Lodge. As they drove together, M complained to Bond about the situation, causing him to jokingly threaten to use the ejector seat to get rid of her. Upon arriving in Scotland, Bond was quietly traumatized by his return to his childhood home, as he took a minute to overlook the country side, before they stepped back into the Lodge. Upon arriving, Bond was reunited with Kincade, who he introduced to M and noted his surprise that Kincade was still alive. Understanding the seriousness of the situation, Kincade helped to arm Bond with several minor weapons, but they made up for it with several traps and explosives in preparation for Silva's return.

Showdown at Skyfall Lodge

Bond opens fire with his rifle.

"Last rat standing."
― James Bond to Raoul Silva[src]

Silva's men arrive and they easily overpower them. Then Silva arrives with a large number of mercenaries and a climatic battle ensues. Bond duels Silva, who arrives by helicopter. He holds out at length against the cyberterrorist, but Bond then decides to destroy the lodge in order to kill Silva's men and, with luck, Silva himself. Bond sets up numerous explosives and, before leaving through a priest's hole he used as a boy, he remarks that 'He always hated this place.' Having left the lodge, Bond detonates the explosives. The helicopter and all but two of Silva's men are incinerated, but Silva narrowly survives.

Bond then confronts Silva on the frozen lake, but Silva tries to kill him, ending with Bond and one of Silva's men fighting under the lake. Bond gains the upper hand and arrives just in time to kill Silva, once and for all, by hurling a meat cleaver at him from the other end of the chapel. Silva's spine is severed, he begins to bleed internally. Bond reveals himself and sarcastically remarks, "Last rat standing," in reference to their conversation back on the island. Silva dies, leaving Bond the last living person whom M sees before she succumbs to her wounds from the skirmish and dies.

Getting Back to Work

Bond returning to his work with pleasure.

"So 007, lots to be done... Are you ready to get back to work?"
"With pleasure, M. With pleasure.
"
M and James Bond[src]

With M dead, Gareth Mallory takes her position. Bond returns to London, triumphant and still alive yet traumatized and exhausted from the ordeal. He briefly confronts Moneypenny, who reveals that M left her Churchill bulldog -- an ornament that survived Silva's attack -- to Bond in her will. Bond accepts Moneypenny as his secretary and goes in to meet Mallory. After the battle, Mallory was left with his arm in a sling. He is now head of MI6 and remarks that he was unused to field work, considering his injury a trophy. Mallory hands him a file with his name and serial number on it. He asks Bond if he is ready to get back to work. Eager for the next chance to save the day, Bond replies, "With pleasure, M. With pleasure".

Spectre (2015)

Tracking Marco Sciarra

Bond tracks down Marco Sciarra in Mexico

Three years later on a mission in Mexico City, unofficially ordered by the previous M, James Bond tracks down Marco Sciarra during the Day of the Dead festival. He and Estrella enter a hotel and Bond leaves, on the way to assassinate Sciarra. Bond walks the rooftops of Mexico City and eavesdrops on Sciarra's conversation. Bond then kills Sciarra's associates and explodes half of an apartment block. Bond manages to escape the crumbling building and chases Sciarra.

After a short chase, a helicopter lands and picks up Sciarra, as requested by Sciarra. Bond enters the helicopter and engages in a ferocious fight with Sciarra. Having successfully managed to steal his SPECTRE Ring during the battle, Bond manages to kick Sciarra out of the chopper, when it is completing 360 degree turns in the air. Bond then kicks out the pilot and uses the helicopter to get back to London.

Confronted by M

Bond being introduced to Max Denbigh

Back in London, M is not pleased with Bond because he caused an international incident by blowing up a block of houses with innocent civilians. Bond responds that the explosion had nothing to do with him, he was merely "taking an overdue holiday". As Bond is about to leave, Max Denbigh, the new Head of the Centre of National Security comes in for a meeting with M. He is very friendly to his new employee Bond despite the fact, that his nine eyes program will get Bond fired. Bond calls Denbigh C. On his way back from M Bond is joint by Miss Moneypenny, who tells him that the forensic department has released personal things from Bond from the destroyed Skyfall Lodge. Bond asks her to bring them to his apartment later that evening.

Visited by Miss Moneypenny

Bond is visited in his apartment later that evening by Miss Moneypenny, who gives him a black box. Bond asks her to search for someone named the Pale King, the name he overheard at Marco Sciarra's meeting in Mexico, minutes before the explosion. He also revealed that he killed Sciarra because of a video message from the deceased M, which told him to find Sciarra, kill him, and visit his funeral. Moneypenny is clearly shocked at this. As she leaves, Bond sits down on his sofa and sees through the black box. In it is a letter that announces the temporary guardianship of Franz Oberhauser to a twelve year old orphan James Bond. There is also a photo of Franz and Bond skiing and Hannes Oberhauser, whose face is unseeable thanks to the burns on the photograph.

Upgraded by Q

Bond is given Smart Blood by Q

The next day, James meets Bill Tanner and together they ride through the Thames on a boat, while searching for Q’s new laboratory. Tanner tells Bond of Denbigh’s nine Eyes program, which includes the union of all secret services of nine countries including England. Denbigh also plans to use drones to do the work of 00 agents. As they arrive at Q’s laboratory, Q shows Bond and Tanner a new Aston Martin and tells them that it is given to another agent after the incident in Mexico City happened.

Then Q gives Bond an exploding watch and injects him with smart blood, to track his movements and health status from everywhere in the world. Bond asks Q to make him disappear to which Q states that the program of smartblood could not work properly for the first forty eight hours.

Rescuing Lucia Sciarra

Bond then goes to Rome to visit the funeral of Marco Sciarra. There he meets the widow of Marco Sciarra, Lucia Sciarra. He introduces himself after all other guests left, as a life insurance agent and questions her grieving. Lucia leaves and drives to her villa outside Rome. She then puts on music and pours herself a glass of Scotch, as she knows that her bodyguards are going to kill her. Just as they are about to execute her, Bond, who had followed her from the graveyard intervenes and kills the two men.

Bond manages to seduce Lucia Sciarra

Lucia was not grateful for her rescue, but Bond invites her for a drink inside. When Lucia finds out that Bond killed her husband, and despite hating Marco slaps Bond. Bond then drags her to a wall and she admits of feeling lonely and tells him that the organization her husband was part of will meet that night at the Palazo Cadenza in Rome to choose a replacement for her husband. Bond then sleeps with her. At midnight Bond leaves Lucia, leaving her the phone number of Felix Leiter, his colleague and friend of the CIA who will get her out of Italy and to safety.

Observing SPECTRE's Meeting

"Welcome, James. It's been a long time... and, finally, here we are! What took you so long?"
Franz Oberhauser to James Bond[src]

Bond was coming past Lorenzo, who was suspicious, by showing him the Octopus Ring on his finger, that he had stolen from Marco Sciarra while battling with him. Bond overheard the meeting standing at a balcony. First Dr. Vogel told the group at a large table on the ground floor that they made large progress with taking migrant women into the leisure industry, which pointed to white pornographic slavery. She was interrupted by doors opening and a man coming in. As he stood at the table, all there stood up to show their respects. A few moments passed before the man said that he did not want to interrupt, to which all sat down again and Dr. Vogel finished her report. After that, Moreau, the spokesman brought the matter to the death of Sciarra and asked the Spaniard Guerra, at the other side of the table, if he wanted to fulfill Sciarra's task by going to Altausee and terminate the "Pale King".

Guerra emphatically agreed, however, after a short and quiet discussion from Moreau with the man who came in, Moreau asked if there were any others who wanted to have this position. Bond watched on as Mr. Hinx came in and beat Guerra, gouged his eyes out and broke his neck, as Guerra fell to the floor dead. Hinx wiped his bloody finger with a handkerchief and took Guerra's place, satisfied with his victory. To Bond's shock, the organisation's leader then welcomed Bond to their meeting, noting that it had been a long time. As Bond watched in horror, the leader moved out of the shadows, and revealed himself to be Franz Oberhauser, as Oberhauser then mockingly and called him a cuckoo.

Bond attempting to escape from Mr. Hinx

Bond, compromised by this reveal, battled Lorenzo and escaped the building and got into his car. He is chased by Hinx. After evading an old man in his car driving very slowly and listening to opera, Bond called Miss Moneypenny, whom he found out had spent the night with a friend of hers. Moneypenny then informed him that he already met with the "Pale King". As she sent him a photo to his cellphone, Bond recognized the man as his enemy, Mr. White, head of Quantum, who escaped from their custody nine years prior. Moneypenny informed him that he was last seen in Altausee four months ago. Bond asked her to also search their files for Franz Oberhauser, whom he believed was the man who came in at the meeting of the organization. Bond then attempted to use some of the gadgets of his car, but most of them would not work. Bond finally managed to evade Hinx by driving his car into the Tiber and escaping it via a parachute.

Suicide of Mr. White

"Tell me where he is!"
"He's everywhere... everywhere! He's sitting at your desk, he's kissing your lover. He's eating a supper with your family!
"
― James Bond and Mr. White[src]

Bond then traveled to Altausee in Austria to find Mr. White. He eventually found Mr. White in an old abandoned hut near the lake. As Bond found him, Mr. White was sitting in a panic room with a morphine intravenous infusion. Upon seeing him, Mr. White believed Bond wants to kill him and pleaded with him to make it quick.

Bond questioning Mr. White about SPECTRE

Instead, Bond dragged White upstairs and told him he heard White's name at a meeting of his organization, placing Marco Sciarra's ring on the table. White revealed that he dropped out of the organization due to them expanding in sex trafficking, and as a result, he was poisoned with Thallium, with only a few weeks to live. Wishing to understand by he believed that he had seen Franz Oberhauser at the meeting, Bond questioned where he could find the organisation's leader, to which White shouted a Bond that the leader was everywhere. Bond read through the lines and concluded that White was protecting someone. As his wife left White long ago, Bond concluded that it must be his daughter. Bond reassured White that he would protect her, if White told him where to find the leader of the organization. White was uncooperative until Bond disarmed himself. White took Bond's gun and told him that his daughter worked at the Hoffler Klinik and that she could lead him to L'Americain. He then bid farewell to Bond and shot himself in the head. Bond closed White's eyes and searched his suit. He found a wallet with a picture of younger Mr. White with a young child. Bond then revealed the identity of White's daughter as Doctor Madeleine Swann, a psychologist working in the Hoffler Klinik in the Austrian Alps and departed to find and help her.

Meeting Madeleine Swann

He comes to the clinic as a patient of Doctor Madeleine Swann's and in the interview he is being asked questions about his life style and his work, before he reveals that he knew her father and that he is dead. Swann is shocked by this and orders Bond to leave. Bond surrenders to her wishes and stays in the clinic's bar, where to his annoyance, alcohol isn't served. Q approaches him and tells him that Franz Oberhauser died in 1995 in an avalanche alongside his father Hannes Oberhauser, and that Bond should come to MI6 immediately, since Q lied to M’s face about Bonds' whereabouts. Bond asks Q if he can find out more from the Octopus Ring, since White stared at it, when Bond gave it to him. Q reluctantly agrees and goes to his hotel. Bond realizes that Swann is kidnapped by Mr. Hinx and fellow henchmen. Bond shakes the security guards of the clinic off and pursues Hinx in an Aircraft.

Bond saves Madeleine Swann from Mr. Hinx

He rams Hinx's car several times, and when he causes an accident the car comes to a halt. Bond gets out of the demodulated aircraft and takes the shocked Madeleine out of the car. Madeleine is angry at Bond, shouting at him because he blew her cover. But Bond can convince her that he is the only chance for her to survive.

Then they go to the hotel, where Q is staying, Q tells them that there was another terrorist attack in Kapstadt after attacks in Hamburg and Tunisia. He then tells Bond that Oberhauser is still alive and that all his previous enemies (Le Chiffre, Dominic Greene, who was part of the Quantum group, Raoul Silva and Mr. White) belonged to the organization, that Oberhauser heads Q doesn't know the name of the organization, but Swann answers that its name is SPECTRE and that she knows it because her father had been part of it for years. She also reveals that in contrary to Bond's assumption L'Americain isn't a person but a place.

The next days, Bond and Swann travel to Tangier in Marocco. After they found their way through oriental markets and they find L'Americain which turns out to be an old, modest hotel. In a sideway. Swann takes her to a suite and tells Bond that her father visited this room with her mother at her wedding night and that they came back every year took them with her. White continued coming back, after the divorce. Bond is shocked at this but still searches the place. He finds nothing and a drunken Madeleine tells Bond that she loathed her father for his dangerous lifestyle. Bond defends the deceased White but Madeleine wants to go to bed. The next morning Bond sees a mouse disappearing through a hole in the wall, and finds out that there is a secret room.

Bond finds a wall full of photos of Madeleine and Mr. White and also weapons and maps and videos from Mr. White’s actions, one of them is labeled Vesper Lynd interrogation. Bond turns an old computer on and finds out, that White was looking for Oberhauser and that he send Bond to finish Oberhauser and end his reign of terror, by giving him coordinates of Oberhauser headquarters in the Sahara. Madeleine tells Bond that she is coming with him

Some days later, Bond visited Madeleine Swann in her cabin in the Orient Express, that they were taking to visit Franz Oberhauser's hideout. Bond wanted to teach Swann how to use a gun, however, Swann repeatedly refused, but then showed Bond that she knew how to deal with a gun. She revealed that her father Mr. White taught her how to use weapons, and that she had to kill Lyutsifer Safin as a little girl, who had wanted to eliminate her father.

Bond having dinner with Madeleine Swann

Later that evening Bond and Madeleine are having dinner in the eating chariot. Madeleine asks Bond why he chooses the lifestyle of an assassin Bond first jokes the question away, but remains more silent and thoughtful as Madeleine inquires deeper. Suddenly Hinx, who seems to be on the train by coincidence, sees Bond and attacks them. A wild struggle ensues between Bond and Hinx, and Hinx seems to gain the upper hand despite Bond's very best efforts. Hinx endures being thrown through a wall, having an empty bottle of wine thrown at him and even being set on fire, all the while not losing any exhaustion.

Bond being beaten down by Mr. Hinx

Madeleine intervenes, shooting Hinx in the shoulder. As Hinx attacks Madeleine, Bond ties a rope which is tied to barrels and causes the barrels to fall out of the train and via domino effect, throw Hinx out of the train too, to his apparent death. Bond and Madeleine then lean against the wall exhausted. They then return to their sleeping cabin, kissing passionately and having sex.

Meeting Ernst Stavro Blofeld

"I've come to kill you."
"And I thought you came here to die"
"Well, it's all matter of perspective"
"Speaking of perspective.
"
― James Bond and Ernst Stavro Blofeld[src]

The next morning, Bond and Swann get out at an unnamed train station in the dessert, that just consists of an old wooden hut. They wait for a couple of hours and finally, an old Rolls Royce stops in front of them and the driver asks Bond and Madeleine to get in. They are driving to Oberhauser’s hideout in the Sahara, which turns out to be a beautiful house, with the most modern technology. Bond then must give his gun to one of Oberhauser's employees. Bond and Madeleine are brought into separate rooms, with clothing for them prepared on the bed. On a table in each room there is a photo in Bond's room one of Hans, Franz and Bond skiing, when Bond was a child and in Madeleine's room one of her as a young girl and her father outside a house.

Bond being lead on by Ernst Stavro Blofeld

This should remember both of them of their personal problems and weaknesses Bond of his criminal turned brother and Madeleine of her assassin father. Afterwards Bond and Madeleine in their new clothes- a black suit and black dress- are led to Oberhausers headquarter. There they find themselves standing in front of a meteorite, " the Kartenhoff the oldest in human possession" as the appearing Oberhauser boasts. He then tells Bond that he is glad to see him. and tells Madeleine resembling a good family friend that he met her as a little girl, when he visited her father at home. Then they go through long halls, where Oberhauser reveals his plan: had terrorist attacks committed throughout the globe to convince the countries to join an intelligence network he financed. This network is called nine eyes, and C is one of Oberhauser’s employees. With this network, Oberhauser will have all the information from all people watched by MI6 and other secret services and can use them for his bad purposes.

Oberhauser explains his philosophy that something bad can lead to something wonderful. He taunts Bond by recalling Vesper’s and M’s death. and he taunts Madeleine by showing her the video of the suicide of her father, as an example of Mr White’s suicide, Bond and Madeleine met because of this. Madeleine is deeply traumatized and James is knocked off. As he regained consciousness, Bond found himself tied to an Neurosurgical Chair, and Oberhauser tortured him by drilling into his brain, with a small metal stick. Oberhuser explained that he intended to show Bond the power he has over his little foster brother who he loathed from the beginning, because he was afraid the new brother would take his father’s love for him. This hate drove Franz to kill his own father in an avalanche and fake his own death. With Franz Oberhauser dead, he rose to the head of Spectre under a new name "Ernst Stavro Blofeld" from his mother’s bloodline.

He then wants to break Bond whom he considers responsible for all his criminal life. He wants to make Bond blind and recognize nobody on the way to his grave. Blofeld tortures Bond further. Madeleine, who had to watch it, runs to Bond and tells him that she loves him. Bond whispers to her to take the exploding watch and throw it in the direction of Blofeld. She does this and when Bond shouts " Doesn't time fly?", the watch explodes, apparently killing Blofeld. Bond then fights his way through Blofelds henchmen and then the two get to a helicopter that Blofeld parked for an escape. Bond and Madeleine get into the helicopter and fly to London.

Returning to London

In London, they search shelter in an old abandoned building, which is an MI6 safehouse. There, they meet with M, Miss Moneypenny, Bill Tanner and Q.

Bond tells M about the death of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and M wants to go to C, arrest him. Bond agrees to go with him, while Q wants to stop the nine eyes program from going online. Madeleine Swann saw all the weapons and decides for herself that, she does not want to go back to the life of violence and murder and leaves Bond.

Bond is driving in one car with M while Q, Moneypenny and Tanner are following in another. In a tunnel, they are attacked by Blofeld's men and Bond is kidnapped while M is able to escape. Bond is brought to the old MI6 building that was abandoned since Raoul Silva's attack two years earlier. There he discovers that his name is written on the memorial wall of men who died in the line of duty with an arrow. Bond follows the arrow and comes to the cell part of the building. Inside the cells are pictures of people he came to care about in the previous missions: his enemies Le Chiffre, who tortured him with a rope; Dominic Greene, who was part of Vesper Lynd’s killing; Raoul Silva, who killed his beloved M.

Bond learns of Ernst Stavro Blofeld's plan

Also presented are his allies, the former M who was like a mother to him and killed by Silva, Vesper Lynd, his being one, who was made to kill herself thanks to her betrayal, and Mr. White, his former enemy who too had a major role in Vesper Lynd's death, and would have been his to-be father- in-law. Bond then found Blofeld, behind the bulletproof glass who didn't die in the attack but who was injured severely. Blofeld told his foster brother James, that Madeleine was hidden somewhere inside the building and that a bomb was going to explode in three minutes. Blofeld left Bond a choice: die trying to save Madeleine or escape the building and live with the guilt over Madeleine's death for the rest of his life. Bond then ran through the building, searching for Madeleine. Bond discovers Blofeld's helicopter which inadvertently through his flashlights gives him a clue. He finds Madeleine strapped to a chair, frees her and they leave the building just in time through the River Thames. Bond tries to shoot Blofeld's helicopter down, while Madeleine navigates the boat.

Bond decides not to kill Ernst Stavro Blofeld

The helicopter - hit by one of James bullets - crashes onto the Westminster bridge. While all other passengers are dead, Blofeld crawls out alive, with a leg injury, Without a weapon, he tries to crawl away from the scene, similar to Mr. White at the end of Casino Royale. Bond runs through the police and swat team blockade and confronts Blofeld his gun drawn. Madeleine runs to the other end of the bridge. Blofeld taunts Bond to finish him, he thinks he can manipulate his foster brother to kill him and lose Madeleine by doing this. Bond decides to leave Blofeld to M and MI6, as he has better things to do than kill his foster brother. He throws his weapon on the ground and kisses Madeleine as he reaches her. They both leave from the scene with Bond deciding to leave the world of espionage and be happy with Madeleine.

Leaving with Madeline Swann

Bond and Madeleine Swann leave together

The next day, Bond visits Q's laboratory one final time and gets the Aston Martin. Together he and Madeleine drive through London and enjoy their lives.

No Time to Die (2021)

Life with Madeleine Swann

Bond and Madeleine Swann in Italy

Bond and Madeleine Swann, now on vacation in Matera, Italy, both agreed that in order to live their lives together, they must first let go of the past, namely Vesper Lynd's death and Swann's personal trauma that she had suffered as a child, which she promised to explain to Bond once he said goodbye to Lynd.

Ambushed by SPECTRE

Following a night with Madeleine Swann, Bond left the next morning and goes to the cemetery where Vesper Vynd was buried. As he pays his respects to his former lover and tells her goodbye one last time, however, Bond was ambushed by SPECTRE, which booby-trapped Lynd's tomb with a remote explosive. Bond survived the explosion and neutralized an onslaught of SPECTRE henchmen led by the assassin Primo before making his way back to Swann, whom he now suspected is the one who tipped SPECTRE off as she was the only one who knew that Bond was in Italy.

Abandoning Madeleine Swann

Bond rescues Madeleine Swann from Primo

As the pair escaped, Madeleine Swann receives a call from Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who congratulated her for allegedly helping them and further solidifies Bond's suspicions in the process. After Bond and Swann successfully managed to escape another group of SPECTRE henchmen, Bond dropped off Swann at a train station and broke off their relationship, telling her that she would never see him again. As Swann left crying on the train, Bond made his getaway, now alone once again.

Reunion with Felix Leiter

Bond getting his mission from Felix Leiter

Five years after Italy Bond was now living in Jamaica. Having gone into "retirement," his disappearance was so thorough that he was assumed dead by almost all who had known him, including his former colleagues. However, he was contacted by Felix Leiter and another CIA operative named Logan Ash, who meet him at a nearby club. Leiter approached Bond with a favor, offering him one last mission to track down a scientist named Valdo Obruchev, who had been captured by SPECTRE and was last seen in Cuba. Although at first reluctant, Bond's interest was piqued when Leiter revealed to him that Obruchev had been working on a bioweapon named Project Heracles, which Bond thought had been terminated by M. He told Leiter that he would think about the offer, however as Bond left the club, he found that his car has broken down. Initially stranded, Bond was offered a ride home by a woman going by Nomi, whom he had caught a glimpse of at several occasions on his way to the meeting with Leiter. Once back at Bond's home, Nomi revealed herself to be an MI6 00 Agent who took Bond's 007 codename, much to his dismay. Before she left, she threatened Bond not to accept Leiter's mission, as she was also tasked by M to track Obruchev down. Now aware that MI6 was also after Obruchev, Bond accepted Leiter's offer and left for Cuba.

Securing Valdo Obruchev

Bond battles against SPECTRE's soldiers

Once in Cuba, Bond made contact with another CIA agent named Paloma, who helped him get into a party hosted by SPECTRE to celebrate Ernst Stavro Blofeld's birthday. At the party, Bond found out that Blofeld, although incarcerated at Belmarsh Prison in London, is still "attending" the party via a bionic eyeball linked to a hidden camera feed. Bond and Paloma located Valdo Obruchev, however, before they can make their move, Blofeld revealed that he knew all along that Bond was at the party. Cornering Bond, Blofeld released a gas containing a strain of Project Heracles specifically designed to target only Bond and leave the other attendees unharmed. Fortunately, Obruchev, had sabotaged the bioweapon so that instead of killing Bond, it would kill every SPECTRE attendee at the party. With the situation instantly tipping in their favor, Bond and Paloma fought their way out of the party, chasing Obruchev to the streets outside. After a fight with SPECTRE operatives and Nomi, who had gotten to Obruchev first, the pair succeeded in kidnapping the scientist and made their getaway, leaving Nomi to deal with Cuban authorities. Bond and Paloma split up, with Bond taking Obruchev and stealing Nomi's plane to make his way to Felix Leiter's extraction point.

Death of Felix Leiter

Once onboard a cargo boat belonging to the CIA, Bond, Felix Leiter, and Logan Ash interrogated Valdo Obruchev, asking him who he worked for. Before Obruchev could answer, Ash pulled out a gun, exposing his true nature as a double agent. Ash shot Leiter in the stomach and, after a brief scuffle with Bond, managed to get ahold of a gun and forced Bond to go into the hull with the severely wounded Leiter. As Ash left the ship with Obruchev, he detonated several explosives onboard, sinking the ship with Bond and Leiter still inside it. Bond managed to escape, but Leiter's wounds were too severe for him to carry on and he bled out, dying in James' arms.

Returning to MI6

Bond returning to MI6

Without any leads and his best friend now dead, Bond returned to London where he confronted M about the existence of Project Heracles. Frustrated by M's callousness and resentfulness towards him, Bond stormed out before he was pulled aside by Miss Moneypenny, who invited him to Q's house to better discuss his findings. Using a USB stick retrieved from Valdo Obruchev, Bond, Moneypenny, and Q discovered the full extent of these plans, with the drive containing the DNA information of millions of people all over the world for Project Heracles to be programmed to target. They also find that Ernst Stavro Blofeld is among the list of targets, and is the only living target remaining out of all of SPECTRE.

Meeting with Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Bond speaking with Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Believing that Ernst Stavro Blofeld may know more about these attack, Bond traveled to Belmarsh Prison, where he found out that he needed to be accompanied by none other than Madeleine Swann, who since the events in Italy had become an MI6 asset and the only person that Blofeld would talk to. As the two stood waiting in the interrogation room, Swann began to shake uncontrollably in fear. With Bond unaware of why she would be so afraid, he asked what the issue was, grabbing her wrist to question where she was oing, to which Swann cryptically told him that she was going home, before leaving. Now facing Blofeld alone, Bond was taunted by his arch nemesis, who told him that Swann never betrayed Bond in Italy and that Blofeld had simply figured it out himself, only calling Swann to hurt Bond mentally. Enraged by this revelation, Bond attempted to strangle Blofeld, before he is stopped by Bill Tanner, who was watching the interrogation. However, when Bond and Tanner turned around, they discovered that Blofeld had been killed by Heracles, which they then determined had been transferred onto Bond when he had touched Swann, who had become infected herself.

Reuniting with Madeleine Swann

With Ernst Stavro Blofeld now dead, Bond tracked down Madeleine Swann to her childhood home in Switzerland. As the two reunited, they were interrupted by a little girl, whom Madeleine introduced as Mathilde and told Bond that she was not his. Later, while Mathilde was asleep, Swann revealed to Bond exactly who Lyutsifer Safin was and her history with him. She also showed Bond a map of his Base of Operations, which was located on an island disputed between Russia and Japan. As bond relaid this information to MI6, he finds out that Nomi, who was tasked with tracking the now defected Logan Ash, was actually near his location.

Ambushed by Logan Ash

Quickly figuring out that Logan Ash has found him and was coming for him, Bond, Madeleine Swann and Mathilde fled the house by car, but were intercepted by Lyutsifer Safin's forces. The three were forced into a nearby forest covered in thick mist, and Bond hid Swann and Mathilde, telling Swann to shoot anyone who found them. Bond diverted Safin's forces towards him and managed to kill Ash in the process, as revenge for Felix Leiter's demise, but figured out too late that the latter was just a distraction for him, as Safin himself captured Swann and Mathilde. As Bond was once again stranded, he was once more found and picked up by Nomi, who took him to an airfield where a plane was waiting to take them to Safin's island.

Attacking Lyutsifer Safin's Island

Bond and Nomi attack Lyutsifer Safin's base

Bond and Nomi, now tasked with killing both Lyutsifer Safin and Valdo Obruchev, and also rescuing Madeleine Swann and Mathilde, infiltrated Safin's Base of Operations, which was a decommissioned World War 2 British submarine. Once inside, they found Obruchev, as well as a manufacturing plant where Project Heracles was being produced. The pair planted explosives in the plant and held Obruchev hostage, but Bond found a simulation of the effect of Project Heracles if Safin released it, with millions of people dying if the bioweapon was deployed. However, before they cound kill Obruchev, Safin called upon Bond over the intercom, telling him to come up to his office and meet him in person. Before doing so, Bond instructed Nomi to set off the explosives if he did not return.

Confronting Lyutsifer Safin

Once upstairs, Bond found Lyutsifer Safin with Mathilde at gunpoint. Safin gave Bond an ultimatum; leave the island unharmed with Mathilde, and Safin could continue his operation while keeping Madeleine Swann captive, or die along with both of them. Bond at first seemed to accept, bowing down to Safin in a show of submission, but secretly pulled out a concealed Walther PPK and dispatched Safin's henchmen, while the terrorist went down a concealed elevator with Mathilde. Now free, Bond reunited once more with Swann, who managed to escape from her holding cell, and the two set out to look for Mathilde, before finding her hiding under a table, with Safin having simply let her go. The three along with Nomi, who had killed Valdo Obruchev by that point, fled to a small boat at the edge of the facility. It was there that Q informed Bond that in order to destroy the facility, the freighter's missile silo doors needed to be opened manually in order for a missile strike by the British navy to completely destroy it. Bond decided to stay behind to open the doors, and kissed Swann goodbye before running back into the facility.

Staying on the Island

Bond fighting through Lyutsifer Safin's men

On his way back, Bond killed several henchmen including Primo, who was actually Lyutsifer Safin's lieutenant, and Bond dispatched by unleashing an Electromagnetic pulse from his Wristwatch, which caused Primo's Prosthetic Eye to explode. At first, Bond managed to open the silo doors with ease, pressing all of the buttons in the command center at once, and instructs M to order the missile strike. However, as he made his way out of the facility, he found out that the silo doors were on a timer, only remaining open for a certain amount of time before closing.

Sacrificing his Life

Before Bond can make his way back to the command center, Lyutsifer Safin shot him in the back, severely wounding him. The two engaged in a brutal fight, with Bond getting shot twice before breaking Safin's arm and rendering him immobile. As he lay defeated, Safin showed Bond his endgame: a vial of Project Heracles programmed to target Madeleine Swann and Mathilde. During the fight, Safin had injected Bond with the vial, infecting him with the bioweapon. This meant that even if Bond managed to make it out of the facility alive, he would never be able to touch either Swann or Mathilde again, as doing so would kill them instantly, while also infecting anyone he ever touched with the same power to kill them. Faced with an impossible choice, Bond silently finishes Safin off by shooting him three times.

Bond awaits his death

Poisoned and most likely mortally wounded, Bond painfully made his way back up to the command center and opened the silo doors again, before telling Q to patch him through to Swann, while climbing up to the roof of the submarine. The two exchanged parting words as Swann painfully found out that Bond would not be making it back after all. As the missiles approached the submarine, Swann told Bond that Mathilde did have his eyes, alluding to Mathilde being his daughter. Calmly, Bond told her that he knew, before the missiles finally reached their destination, annihilating Safin's operation and killing Bond instantly.

Legacy

In the aftermath of Bond's death, M, Q, Miss Moneypenney and Nomi shared a toast to him, with one unused glass on the table, while Madeleine Swann took Mathilde in his car as they drive along a country road, leading back to Matera. As Mathilde leaned against her, Swann told her the story of a man she once met. A man named Bond, James Bond.[3]

Other appearances

Blood Stone (2010)

Takes place in between the events of Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, in 2010. The game depicts Bond as an experienced agent, but not fully at the grizzled/worn out stage he would be in two years later.

Greco, an international terrorist, is planning a suicide attack on the G-20 Summit at the Acropolis structure in Athens. M sends Bond to investigate and prevent an attack from occurring. After a brief encounter with Greco on his yacht, Bond pursues him through Athens by boat and then on foot. After a second confrontation with Greco which ends with Greco left alive, Bond stops a bomb-laden car destined for the Acropolis structure by knocking it off the road with an Aston Martin DBS V12 he had commandeered, saving the G-20 summit from potential disaster.

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The next morning, Bond is assigned to rescue a missing professor, Malcolm Tedworth. Tedworth was originally feared dead until an anonymous tip and tracing of his cell phone led MI6 to an Istanbul construction site. Bond investigates the area that Tedworth's phone signal was lost in. In the catacombs, Tedworth is interrogated by a man called Bernin who demands the password to a USB drive. Tedworth submits to the torture and is promptly executed. Bond interrupts, pursuing Bernin by Aston Martin DB5, and on foot, the chase ending at an old coliseum. Bernin however manages to get the data extracted, only to reveal Stefan Pomerov's name to Bond before being pushed off a ledge to his death by Bond after attempting to kill him.

After learning that Pomerov is going to be in Monaco, Bond travels to Nice, meeting with his contact, a wealthy jewellery designer (and MI6 agent) named Nicole Hunter. Hunter takes Bond to one of Pomerov's casinos in Monaco. Nicole distracts Pomerov while Bond sneaks in and breaks into his safe. Bond recovers documents and a camera that contains a video of Tedworth's interrogation. On it, Tedworth reveals that he was the lead scientist who was trying to create an antidote to both smallpox and anthrax to cure soldiers in the event of a biological attack. Having been discovered, Bond shoots his way out of the casino and escapes with Nicole in her Koenigsegg CCXR. M informs Bond that the files he found were invoices for sophisticated chemical manufacturing equipment designated to a defunct Siberian chemical refinery owned by Pomerov.

In Siberia, Bond and Nicole enter the refinery with Bond posing as her bodyguard. Nicole enters the building to get into Pomerov's office while Bond is contacted by Tanner at Q Branch and says they found Tedworth's research but were locked out before they could read them. Bond locates and manages to gain access to the main computer. As he does so, Bond discovers that Pomerov built a bio-factory and is manufacturing toxins. Bond makes his way to a central control room where he triggers a meltdown. Nicole and Bond pursue Pomerov's train (by Aston Martin DBS V12), which is meant to smuggle the toxins out of the country. Bond follows the train to a port where the toxins are loaded onto an ekranoplan that takes off along the river with Pomerov inside. Using a boarded hovercraft, Bond damages the plane and boards it, killing Pomerov in the process by shooting the emergency exit, sucking him out of the plane. The bio-weapons are recovered, and Bond and Nicole part ways. He tells M that the tip about the bio-weapons was fabricated and it was set up by someone who wanted Pomerov dead. Using Bernin's cell phone, Bond finds a lead from Bangkok. Bond contacts Chinese intelligence officer Colonel Fu San Ping in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Meeting at an aquarium, Ping tells Bond he had a team in Geneva following a lead on a man called Rak who operates out of Bangkok. Before Ping can reveal more, an assassin kills him. Bond pursues the assassin on the rooftops of Bangkok and then chases him in a tow truck while the assassin pilots a dump truck. Bond drives off an unfinished bridge and ends up getting the dump truck to crash and the assassin is killed by multiple injuries to the head. Bond tries to get background information on Rak from M while evading the Thai Police. Bond meets up with an old friend, known as Silk, who tells him where Rak's secret hideout is; when Bond leaves, Silk informs someone where Bond is going and also says to make sure Bond does not make it. Bond is caught by Rak's henchmen and is captured.

Bond is taken to Burma where he is tortured. Shortly after he escapes, Bond engages in multiple fights with Rak. The conflict reaches its climax when Bond fights Rak on a catwalk in a dam, eventually knocking him off. Rak pleads for mercy, but Bond has already deduced who Rak's employer is. Bond leaves Rak to fall to his death, only for Rak to land on top of his Osprey. Bond shoots Rak, causing him to fire his rocket-propelled grenade into the Osprey, destroying it with Rak still on it.

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Back in Monaco, Nicole is revealed to be the one who kidnapped Tedworth and is planning another kidnapping. She drives off in her Koenigsegg CCXR and Bond follows her, in his Aston Martin DBS V12, ultimately cornering her on the Millau Viaduct. After being confronted, Nicole reveals that she did it to prove herself to a rich and powerful man. Bond tries to get his name but she refuses to give it claiming he's "bigger than everything" (including MI6), and that he was watching them. Suddenly, an unmanned drone flies toward them and shoots Nicole dead. M then contacts Bond and asks him if everything is all right. He claims that she will need a new contact in Monaco and prompts her to stay in contact. As Bond signs off, he is left alone on the bridge with Nicole dead at his feet.

007 Legends (2012)

Taking place after the opening but prior to the events of Skyfall, James Bond is shot and left for dead during a botched assignment in Istanbul.

As his life hangs in the balance, he begins to remember his previous adventures — foiling Operation Grand Slam, the assault on Piz Gloria, his vendetta against drug kingpin Franz Sanchez, his encounter with Gustav Graves, and thwarting billionaire industrialist Hugo Drax's plot to kill the entire human race. Straight after his return to the present day, Bond realizes that he's still alive. He tracks down Patrice, whom he was after in the very beginning of the game, to Shanghai where he stops an assassination plot and eliminates the hitman.

The game presents a "What if?" scenario where all of the "classic" Bond adventures have taken place during the six-year gap between the storylines of Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, and is non canon.

Quote

"Just look at you, barely held together by your pills and your drink."
"Don't forget my pathetic love of country.
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Raoul Silva and James Bond[src]
"You know that history isn't kind to those who play God."
― James Bond to Lyutsifer Safin[src]

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See also

External links

References

  1. Jay Richardson. (2018). The Stunts of Bond with Paul Weston & Jay Richardson (YouTube). James Bond Radio. Event occurs at 35:55.
  2. Skyfall, 2012
  3. No Time to Die. 007.com. Retrieved on September 26, 2021.

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