I thought it time to put those in the spotlights that are so often forgotten: the baddies in the background. The unsung heroes of the underworld. The secondary henchmen.
Let's introduce our candidates:
DN: Three Blind Mice
Pro: Very good at sneaking around.
Con: Terrible drivers.
Pro: Czechoslovak chess wizard and masterplanner of SPECTRE.
Con: Poisoned shoe blades.
Pro: Keeping very important keys in his pocket.
Con: Not good at sacrificing himself for British villains who sound like Germans.
TB: Count Lippe
Pro: Great accent when he talks.
Con: Hiding his tattoo that identifies him as a villain. Oh and motorcycles.
Pro: Being silent, strong and blond.
Con: Piranha fish.
Pro: Sharp interior decoration.
Con: Unless they are attached to a wall.
DAF: Bert Saxby
Pro: Not the type to panic quickly.
Con: Terrible shot.
Pro: Speedboat stealing.
Con: Never covers his eyes.
Pro: Maintaining private power plants.
Con: Swedish beauties in bikinis.
Pro: Helpful chap.
Pro: Shouts when fencing.
Con: Not a music fan. Also thinks Casablanca is highly overrated.
FYEO: Hector González
Pro: Onboard plane weapons.
Con: Crossbow arrows during swimming pool parties.
OP: Mishka & Grishka
Pro: Dagger throwing.
Con: Terrible at revenge-driven stabbings.
NSNA: Jack Petachi
Pro: Using a fake eye. Could even pass for the US president.
Con: Snake-handling while driving.
Pro: Being French, even though he's actually Belgian.
TLD: Colonel Feyador
Pro: Pistol shooting.
Con: Getting out of vehicles.
Pro: Exceptionally greedy.
Con: Tends to make furious bosses even more furious.
GE: Boris Grishenko
Pro: Total computer nerd.
Con: He wouldn't know a woman if one came and sat on his head.
TND: Dr. Kaufman
Pro: Can shoot you from Stuttgart and make it look like a suicide.
Con: Mobile phones.
Pro: Can pass a test of devotion.
Con: Gets himself buried with work.
DAD: Vladimir Popov
Con: Learned absolutely nothing from watching Goldfinger.
Pro: Removing tracking devices.
Con: Always picks the wrong employers.
QOS: Gregg Beam
Pro: CIA opportunist with a funny laugh.
Con: Never deals with the nice guys.
Pro: Stealing hard drives.
Con: Looking behind his back.
SP: Max Denbigh/C
Pro: Great at being cocky.
pointed out correctly, there are many more of these so a Part 2 is not out of the question as far as I'm concerned. For the moment though, let's try and find a winner for this lot.