Characters from other franchises who could be Bond villains

This may generate some interesting discussion. Characters can either be seen as substitutes for the villains in the movies or for inclusion in new original adventures.

Here's a fantasy I've had for starters. While I don't watch the Japanese anime Black Lagoon because I don't like the foul language, I am intrigued by the character of the sadistic, brutal woman known as Revy. I imagine her in TLD and LTK as a perfect female substitute for Necros and Dario respectively. In my mind I can see Revy in the role of Franz Sanchez' right-hand woman in all the scenes. Her idea of a perfect honeymoon for Leiter's wife would likely involve slow torture inflicted by her as well as implied rape by Sanchez' male workers. Her demise in the shredder is a satifying vision of the end of such a terrible woman.

As for replacing Necros, she would probably be much more sadistic then the canonical portrayal. Imagine Dario as TLD's henchman and you get an idea of my point. I'd probably not listen any more than Bond did while Revy begs for her life hanging out of the plane helplessly watching Bond slowly cut the laces of the boot she's grasping.

What do you think of this thread idea?

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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Great idea for a thread. I’ll have to give it some thought.
  • wintandkiddfaroutwintandkiddfarout Australia
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    Great idea for a thread. I’ll have to give it some thought.

    Take your time. :)
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Obadiah Stane from Iron Man (2008). Keeping Jeff Bridges in the role would be a added bonus. The Dude makes everything better! I'll keep thinking!
  • cwl007cwl007 England
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    Phillip Seymour Hoffman, I'd have loved him as a Bond baddie.
    His character in MI3 was a proper nasty bastard, really well played, if it was written as well in a Bond film he'd have been a classic.
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    Dr. Mabuse and his followers, adapted for the screen by Fritz Lang, would have been great Bond villains. A master of disguise known to employ body transference, sometimes utilizing technologies to build a society of crime. He is the head of a network of agents enacting his schemes. In The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse, Lang's third entry in the series, a disciple of Mabuse controls a hotel which has been outfitted by the Nazis during World War II to spy on people in every room.
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  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited October 2020 Posts: 4,128
    That's a great shout @Herr_Stockmann!

    For me personally, while I know people would be against Lawrence in a James Bond film, the character I'd love to see in the world of our favourite secret agent is Dominika Egorova from Red Sparrow. Originally a novel written by Jason Matthews, Dominika is a former Russian ballerina who is forced by her uncle to undergo espionage training for the Russian government at the Sparrow School, where people are trained to seduce their targets.

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  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Classified
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    Hans Gruber (Die Hard), played by Alan Rickman. Methodical, sophisticated, cunning, and at times charmingly charismatic. Hands down one of cinema’s most iconic villains that could’ve made an excellent Bond baddie.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    That's a great shout @Herr_Stockmann!

    For me personally, while I know people would be against Lawrence in a James Bond film, the character I'd love to see in the world of our favourite secret agent is Dominika Egorova from Red Sparrow. Originally a novel written by Jason Matthews, Dominika is a former Russian ballerina who is forced by her uncle to undergo espionage training for the Russian government at the Sparrow School, where people are trained to seduce their targets.

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    A kind of plot like this could be a great mix between FRWL and OHMSS.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    That's a great shout @Herr_Stockmann!

    For me personally, while I know people would be against Lawrence in a James Bond film, the character I'd love to see in the world of our favourite secret agent is Dominika Egorova from Red Sparrow. Originally a novel written by Jason Matthews, Dominika is a former Russian ballerina who is forced by her uncle to undergo espionage training for the Russian government at the Sparrow School, where people are trained to seduce their targets.

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    A kind of plot like this could be a great mix between FRWL and OHMSS.
    It sure would!
  • wintandkiddfaroutwintandkiddfarout Australia
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    These have all been some very cool posts.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Almost any Quentin Tarantino villain character. Namely, Any Reservoir Dog, half of the Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown cast, and above all Daisy Domergue.
  • edited November 2020 Posts: 4,589
    From the world of french station litterature, I give you Madame Atomos :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Atomos

    https://www.coolfrenchcomics.com/atomos.htm

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  • edited November 2020 Posts: 13,996
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    Manfred Powell (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) played by the great Iain Glen, I always thought this character would have been spot on as a Pierce Brosnan era villain.
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    Manfred Powell (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) played by the great Iain Glen, I always thought this character would have been spot on as a Pierce Brosnan era villain.

    Well, he did manage to kill Daniel Craig, so I'd say he could hold his own against Brosnan's Bond. Apart from the flying monkeys, that first Tomb Raider had quite a few ideas and action sequences that would have felt at home in a Bond film.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited November 2020 Posts: 4,021
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    Manfred Powell (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) played by the great Iain Glen, I always thought this character would have been spot on as a Pierce Brosnan era villain.

    He looks like a Sean Bean - Guy Pearce mashup. I like it. :-bd
  • Iain Glen nailed the Narcissistic Megalomaniac persona, he had some decent dialog in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the line 'my ignorance amuses me' is very Bond like. The first film had some good stuff in it.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    Yeah, Iain Glen really elevated that film. He was really having fun and it was obvious.
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