Top 10 James Bond Villains
When it comes to Bond villains there seems to be only three motives behind their actions, money, power and revenge, with the first two being the most common, although you could argue that some of them are driven to carry out their plans because they are uncontrollable psychopaths. Here we present what we think are the top ten most interesting, devious and ambitious Bond movie villains of all time.
1 – Ernst Stavro Blofeld
He is at the top of our list essentially because he is the Bond villain that appears in the most movies and he has to be respected if not only for his persistent attempts at world domination. Blofeld is the head of an organisation called SPECTRE, which is an acronym standing for the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Revenge and Extortion. He first appears in From Russia with Love when he tries to exact his revenge on Bond for the death of Dr. No (see below). He goes on to appear in Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and For Your Eyes Only.
In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Blofeld forever imprints himself on the phsyche of James Bond after he murders bonds wife, Tracy, as they are driving off through the mountains following their wedding. In the pre-credit sequence of For Your Eyes Only, a character who is assumed to be Blofeld is dropped into a chimney stack from a helicopter. From that point on, it is assumed Blofeld is dead and he has not appeared in an Eon produced Bond movie since.
2 – Dr. No
Doctor Julius No is an agent of SPECTRE, and joined the criminal organisation after his services as a specialist in radiation technology were rejected by both the USA and the Soviet Union. He tries to get his revenge by sabotaging US missile tests using radio waves which interfere with missile guidance systems, a process known as ‘toppling’. During his early work with radiation Dr. No lost both of his hands. They were replaced with early bionic type prosthetics which proved to be much more powerful than his human hands had been. However, they end up contributing to his demise when he is unable to climb out of a pool of reactor coolant because his metal hands are not able to grip the metal frame surrounding the pool. He subsequently boils to death.