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Added by ChihuahuaDaddy on 19 Nov 2015 11:38
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Bond Villains Based on Real People

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Casino Royale (2006)
LeChiffre

Casino Royale was Ian Fleming's first Bond novel. The occultist
Aleister Crowley inspired Ian Fleming to create the character LeChiffre.

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Kananga

Kananga was based on the Haitian dictator François "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

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Stromberg

Despite being an ersatz Blofeld, Stromberg seems to be at least partially based on Howard Hughes. His mannerisms, germ phobia, OCD and reclusiveness are very reminiscent of Hughes.


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Sánchez

It seems clear that Sánchez was based on Pablo Escobar. Sánchez's Law, "Plomo o Plata" (Lead or Silver), is the same as Escobar's Law "Plata o plomo" - only the order of the words is different. Like Escobar, Sánchez is a combination of drug lord and terrorist - before narco-terrorists became common.

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Carver

One of the most batshit crazy Bond villains, Carver appears to be based on Rupert Murdoch. However, it was pointed out that Carver was based on Robert Maxwell. M's press release about Carver's death is even a reference to Maxwell's death.

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Did you know that some of the Bond villains were based on real people? Well, here they are.

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