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It's not so much that the bad guy was dangerous. It's more that the hard disk he's stealing contains the names of hundreds of secret agents in active undercover operations. It's sacrificing one life to save hundreds.


Charmian Bond, James's aunt and legal guardian. She was mentioned in his obituary in Fleming's novel You only Live Twice. From Wikipedia: After the death of his parents, Bond goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in the village of Pett Bottom, where he completes his early education. Charmian was the name of Fleming's cousin who married his ...


007 By the Numbers: Every James Bond Statistic You Never Knew You Needed to Know has some info (their title is clearly not truly accurate as they are missing this statistic in full): Number of times Bond is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head: 11 By a drug (hidden in his drink, airborne powder or gas, blowdart, etc): 6 EDIT: Turns out he's ...


Two reasons: Because movie lines are more and more picked from a grab-bag of the same phrases, and unfortunately, "Take the shot" is one of them. The info was meant to be very important, and the value of all the agents' lives was worth more than that of one aging agent. Of course by the end of the movie we all know that there's no school like the old ...

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