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Live and Let Die is generally regarded as the one and only 'supernatural' entry in the Bond franchise, and this would go some way to explaining Baron Samedi's apparent indestructibility. The character of Baron Samedi is actually based on a voodoo deity rather than a real person, and one might suppose that this would account for his otherworldly powers. It ...


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The creators were intentionally showing him to be immortal/supernatural. The character was based on the Voodoo (Vodou) legend of Baron Samedi, who is one of the Guédé, a loa of the dead. Baron Samendi is the head of the family of ancestral loa and embodies the powers of death and fertility. He is the ultimate suave and sophisticated Vodou Spirit of Death. ...


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The ending of the film, with Baron Samendi on the train, was meant to be ambiguous. Partly because the character himself was so ambiguous. Earlier in the movie, Bond shoots a Samendi in the head, where that Samendi's eyes roll up as if to inspect the damage. Bond then shoots at that Samendi again, causing it to collapse as if it were just a porcelain ...


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"Was there ever any clarification on the point of this shot from someone involved with the movie (as opposed to pure guessing in Wikipedia)? Was Samedi merely not killed by snakes, or were the creators intentionally showing him to be immortal/supernatural?" You could ask Roger Moore he's got a website where you can ask him questions. Tom Mankiewicz, Cubby ...



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