The two who were different were both scientists with scientists’ other-worldly eyes—Kotze, the East German physicist who had come over to the West five years before and had exchanged his secrets for a modest pension and retirement in Switzerland, and Maslov, formerly Kandinsky, the Polish electronics expert who, in 1956, had resigned as head of the radio research department of Philips AG of Eindhoven and had then disappeared into obscurity. It is depicted as being much more powerful than it was in any of the films or books, possessing a massive undersea black market known as "The Octopus", resembling Karl Stromberg's Atlantis lair from The Spy Who Loved Me, a large lair built into an extinct volcano. Thrown to his death by Bond from a balcony onto a large meeting table. General Medrano – an exiled Bolivian dictator who associates with Dominic Greene to come back to power in Bolivia in exchange of a piece of land in the Atacama desert rich in water that will allow Quantum to have the monopoly of the water and sell it to Bolivia at twice the market price. Leo – henchman of Le Chiffre. SPECTRE began in the novels as a small group of criminals but became a vast international organisation with its own SPECTRE Island training base in the films to replace the Soviet SMERSH. The organisation is next mentioned in the tenth novel, The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), when Bond describes investigating their activities in Toronto before the story begins, though they play no part in the story itself. Pursues Bond and Madeleine Swann. Apparently disbanded afterwards, SPECTRE is said to be active again in the next book, The Spy Who Loved Me, although the organisation is not involved in the plot. In addition to Silva, Le Chiffre, Mr. White, and Dominic Greene are all revealed to have a direct connection to Spectre. SPECTRE thus works with, and against, both sides of the Cold War. SPECTRE and its characters were at the centre of long-standing litigation between Kevin McClory and Ian Fleming over the film rights to Thunderball and the ownership of the organisation and its characters. He is killed with a shot in the head by Bond as revenge for betraying Mathis. In it, SPECTRE attempts to conduct nuclear blackmail against NATO. Although SPECTRE and Blofeld were used in a number of films before and after Thunderball, the issue over the copyright of Thunderball prevented SPECTRE and Blofeld from becoming the main villains in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me. In the novels, the numbers of members were initially assigned at random and then rotated up by two digits on a once-a-month basis to prevent detection; for example, if a SPECTRE operative is titled "Number 1" in the present month, the security system will designate them "Number 3" in the next month, "Number 5" in the following month and so forth. Craig Mitchell – an undercover Spectre operative placed inside MI6 who deceived both M and Bond. Dr. Minor changes to plots and villains were made; for example, Wint and Kidd were freelance assassins working for SPECTRE. Lorenzo – One of Spectre's guards seen during the Rome meeting. [2] Fleming's SPECTRE has elements inspired by mafia syndicates and organised crime rings that were actively hunted by law enforcement in the 1950s. ? Carlos – a bomb maker employed by Dimitrios to replace Mollaka in the attack on the Skyfleet plane. Later, the John Gardner Bond novel, For Special Services introduces a revived SPECTRE led by Blofeld's daughter, Nena Bismaquer. There is one item of confusion for me, Fleming says there were 20 men (not counting Blofeld) in attendance for the briefing behind the facade of F.I.R.C.O., but we learn that No. Emilio Largo. Their top-level members were 21 individuals, 18 of whom handled day-to-day affairs and were drawn in groups of three from six of the world's greatest criminal organisations—the Gestapo, SMERSH, Marshal Josip Broz Tito's secret police, the Mafia, the Unione Corse, and a massive heroin-smuggling operation based in Turkey. ? #6 (Kills Lippe) SPECTRE also serve as the primary antagonists of the film, orchestrating a plan to humiliate and kill James Bond as revenge for the death of Dr. No. #4 Fonda Partly owing to a copyright dispute between rival Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli and Kevin McClory, the character is never referred to by name and is credited as "Wheelchair Villain", though the closed captions for the film later refer to him as Blofeld. The organisation is first mentioned in Dr. No as being affiliated with Dr. No, although the main organisation is No's personal army. On 15 November 2013, MGM and the McClory estate announced that they had formally settled the issue with Danjaq, LLC and MGM had acquired the full copyright to the characters and concepts of Blofeld and SPECTRE. The twenty men who looked up the long table at this man and waited patiently for him to speak were a curious mixture of national types. In both the films and the novels, Emilio Largo is the second in command. Instead, it is referred to as a "powerful criminal organisation." The organisation behind Le Chiffre in 2006's Casino Royale was revealed to be Spectre in the 2015 film through retroactive establishment. However, in the EON films the number indicates rank within the organisation: Blofeld is always referred to as "Number 1" and Emilio Largo, in Thunderball, is "Number 2". Differences to common chart: A version of SPECTRE similar to the novels was featured in the comic strips published in the Daily Express newspaper between 1958 and 1983. That syndicate is subsequently identified as Spectre in the 2015 film of the same name, led by Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) in this rebooted continuity as well. Organisational discipline is notoriously draconian, with the penalty for disobedience or failure being death. and Get Smart. Shot by Bond. When I read Thunderball for the first time I found the description of Spectre very interesting; although I admit I didn’t pick up on the missing man. 1. In this, a man named Dr. Members are typically referred to by number rather than by name. They in fact leased out services to other terrorist organisations and various crime syndicates. 1983 remake, Never Say Never Again, where he is renamed Maximilian Largo and is said to be Romanian rather than Italian. Blofeld was the chairman and leader because he founded the organisation and Largo was elected by the cabinet to be second in command. The top level of the organisation is made up of twenty-one individuals, eighteen of whom handle day-to-day affairs and are drawn in groups of three from six of the world's most notorious organisations—the Nazi German Gestapo, the Soviet SMERSH, Yugoslav Marshal Josip Broz Tito's OZNA, the Italian Mafia, the French-Corsican Unione Corse, and a massive Turkish heroin-smuggling operation. #12 Pierre Borraud (executed) During the events of Thunderball, SPECTRE successfully hijacked two nuclear warheads for ransom. Although the From Russia with Love video game mirrors much of the plot of the eponymous film, it uses an organisation called OCTOPUS rather than SPECTRE to avoid copyright issues. The merciless killing of assistant Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice, for failing to kill James Bond, horrifies even visiting Red Chinese agents; she is thrown into Blofeld's piranhas pool and dies in terror as she is eaten. Then, that cunning fish attacks the weakened victor and kills it easily. The film adaptation of From Russia with Love also features the first on-screen appearance of Blofeld, although he is only identified by name in the closing credits of the film and his face is not seen at all. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Marco Sciarra – a Spectre assassin co-ordinating terrorist attacks around the world. In the novel, Dr. No worked for the USSR. #? This article is about the fictional criminal organisation. In 1998, MGM/UA took legal action against Sony and McClory in the United States to prevent Warhead 2000 AD from going into production. Well known examples are THRUSH and KAOS from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Still at large. #11 Rosa Klebb(Deceased) 4. SPECTRE Organizational Chart. In Casino Royale, it is revealed that Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) and a reluctant Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) are in league with a crime syndicate that is behind Mr. White (Jesper Christensen). 1, Largo, is already on location in the Bahamas. For the 2015 James Bond film named after it, see, SPECTRE's logo as featured on its members' rings in, Learn how and when to remove this template message, explain the fiction more clearly and provide non-fictional perspective, "Would the world be a better place if James Bond had never existed? Evil (a parody of Ernst Stavro Blofeld) is the leader of a villainous organisation called Virtucon. During the events of the fifth film, You Only Live Twice (1967), they attempt to incite a war between the United States and Soviet Union. However, the acquisition allowed MGM to fold Quantum into SPECTRE's org chart, a plot point that reigns in 2015's Spectre. SPECTRE is not aligned to any nation or political ideology, enabling the later Bond books and Bond films to be regarded … Shot in the head by Bond. Greene's driver – a Quantum operative who served as Greene's chauffeur and bodyguard. For example, in the film Thunderball, it simultaneously blackmails a Japanese double agent, distributes Red Chinese narcotics in the United States, kills a defector to the USSR on behalf of the French Foreign Ministry, and threatens NATO with stolen nuclear weapons, while continuing ordinary criminal operations such as advising on the British Great Train Robbery. They were all in the thirty-to-forty age-group, they all looked extremely fit, and nearly all of them—there were two who were different—had quick, hard, predatory eyes, the eyes of the wolves and the hawks that prey upon the herd. The ruthlessness to which it Blofeld runs it, coming from a motivation of profit rather than ideology. Falls to his death of the top floor of the Eco Hotel when pushed by Camille Montes. Sub-Operator 52 Henchmen working for SPECTRE, one of its members, or directly for Ernst Stavro Blofeld: This is only a brief description of the numbers of each member. In 1963, EON Productions producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman made an agreement with McClory to adapt the novel into the fourth James Bond film, also stipulating that McClory would not be allowed to make further adaptations of Thunderball for at least ten years after the release. Following Diamonds Are Forever, SPECTRE and Blofeld were retired from the EON Films series, except for a cameo by a character implied to be Blofeld in For Your Eyes Only (1981) in which said character is killed. SPECTRE is headed by the criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld who usually appears accompanied by a Chinchilla Silver Persian cat in the films, but not in the books. #? [3][4] In the film, Bond is posthumously sent by Judi Dench's M to assassinate Marco Sciarra, which in turn leads him on the trail of the organisation. Blofeld, with a weakened SPECTRE, would appear for the final time in the twelfth novel, You Only Live Twice (1964). Led by criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the international organisation first formally appeared in the novel Thunderball (1961) and in the film Dr. No (1962). Arrested after being framed for the deaths of, Alex Dimitrios – a Greek terrorist associated with Le Chiffre who employs two bombers: first Mollaka then Carlos to explode the prototype plane of Skyfleet on the behalf of Le Chiffre. This particular example of numbering is perhaps deliberately borrowed from revolutionary organisations, wherein members exist in cells, and are numerically defined to prevent identification and cross-betrayal of aims. It is stated in the novel that if something were to happen to Blofeld, Largo would assume command. Largo appears in the 1961 novel Thunderball, the 1965 film version and its In film number six, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Blofeld develops a biological warfare program and plans to demand clemency and recognition of a claimed title of nobility. Second in command and successor of Blofeld (Deceased) 3. Though the film was not made by EON Productions (the production company for all other James Bond movies), it nevertheless makes every attempt to fit into the continuity already established in the EON series and there is no suggestion that the Blofeld and SPECTRE in this film is in any way separate or different from the SPECTRE long established by earlier Sean Connery films. Led by criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the international organisation first formally appeared in the novel Thunderball and in the film Dr. No. In 1983, McClory released a film based on his Bond rights entitled Never Say Never Again. ", "No Time to Die plot details reveal opening sequence, Spectre connections", "Interview: Warren Ellis renews his license to kill in JAMES BOND: EIDOLON", "MGM, Danjaq Settle James Bond Rights Dispute With McClory Estate", "The Source Of D.e.a.t.h. Accidentally blows himself up after Bond puts the bomb destined for the plane onto Carlos' belt. The organisation returns in the Daniel Craig series of Bond films, which are set in an entirely separate story to the earlier movies. The Quantum organisation from 2008's Quantum of Solace is revealed to be a subsidiary of Spectre, while Raoul Silva from Skyfall is shown to be affiliated with the organisation. View all posts by M. Like the post. Their deb… Lieutenant Orso – lieutenant to General Medrano. Shot by Bond. Due to the embargo placed on the series as a result of the copyright dispute, the rebooted series initially introduced the terrorist cell Quantum as a replacement, but was then retconned to be a subsidiary of Spectre. In the films, SPECTRE usually replaced SMERSH as the main villains, although there is a brief reference to SMERSH in the second EON Bond film, From Russia with Love (1963). [1] The remaining three members are Blofeld himself and two scientific/technical experts. In this comic, SPECTRE has a World War II organisation that is mostly defunct. #1 Emilio Largo Mr. Hinx – an assassin and high-ranking member of Spectre. In the novel, Blofeld electrocutes one member in his chair for sexually molesting a girl who had been kidnapped by the organization; he had previously strangled a second to death with a garrote and shot a third through the heart with a compressed-air pistol. Blofeld reveals to Bond he was behind Le Chiffre and the organisation known as Quantum from the 2008 Bond film, it being a subsidiary of Spectre. Still at large. The SPECTRE cabinet had a total of twenty-one members. Thus SPECTRE's main strategy is to instigate conflict between two powerful enemies, namely the superpowers, hoping that they will exhaust themselves and be vulnerable when it seizes power. Their objectives have variously ranged from supporting Dr. Julius No in sabotaging American rocket launches, holding the world to ransom, and demanding clemency from governments for their previous crimes. Dr Vogel – Spectre member, seen during the Rome meeting. The film retells the basic story of Thunderball, albeit with some new characters and in an updated setting. Sub-Operator 201, Crew of Disco Volante are all Sub-Operators, Historian and fan of the literary James Bond and his world as created by Ian Fleming. In the EON Productions James Bond series, which began in 1962 with Dr. No, SPECTRE plays a more prominent role. Not sure if anyone would disagree with me, but it is subtle. Thrown out of a helicopter by Bond. In some Italian movies, the organisation is called, In 1983, a highly successful James Bond tabletop RPG was released. Blofeld notes that one fish is refraining from fighting two others until their fight is concluded. In 1963, Fleming settled out of court with McClory, giving him the film rights to Thunderball; the literary rights stayed with Fleming and thus allowed continuation author John Gardner to use SPECTRE in a number of his novels. Their début is in the ninth Bond novel, Thunderball (1961). In Ian Fleming's novels, SPECTRE was primarily a commercial enterprise led by Ernst Stavro Blofeld. There were three Sicilians from the top echelon of the Unione Siciliano, the Mafia; three Corsican Frenchmen from the Union Corse, the secret society contemporary with and similar to the Mafia that runs nearly all organized crime in France; three former members of SMERSH, the Soviet organization for the execution of traitors and enemies of the State that had been disbanded on the orders of Khrushchev in 1958 and replaced by the Special Executive Department of the M.W.D. In the original Bond novel series, SPECTRE's first and last appearance as a worldwide power is in the novel Thunderball. In the film, Number 9 is electrocuted at the Thunderball meeting where he and Number 11 report on the proceeds from a narcotics-related operation; he was killed for embezzlement, which resulted in SPECTRE only receiving $2,300,000, rather than the higher figure Blofeld had anticipated. In the 2015 film Spectre, the eponymous committee is simply referred to by that title. Shot by Camille Montes. Severine – the mistress of Raoul Silva who works for him by fear and tries to be free from him by sending Bond in his pursuit in hopes that Bond kills Silva. SPECTRE (an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is a fictional organisation featured in the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, the films based on those novels, and video games. When Ian Fleming introduces us to SPECTRE in Thunderball, we get our most detailed listing of the organization and how it is structured. This, to me is very different from how I would assume an evil terrorist group was put together. Kronsteen(Deceased) 5. Founder of SPECTRE and leader of the organization (Incarcerated) (Old Bond Series Deceased) 2. He… You can change this behavior by aligning data: filling missing bars with NaNs in your DataLoader, please refer to the align_by_time parameter of CsvDirLoader. Thrown out of a moving train by Bond. With the films as inspirations, the stories were adapted for players. Carlos – the chief of the Bolivian Military Police and a friend of René Mathis who betrays him and has him killed on the orders of Greene and Medrano. It wasn’t till I read the book that I fully got it. To heighten the impact of executions, Blofeld had been known to focus attention on an innocent member, making it appear his death is imminent, only to suddenly strike down the actual target when that person is off guard. Guerra – Spectre member, seen during the Rome meeting who volunteers to replace Marco Sciarra in the chase for Mr. White. Marco – One of Lucia Sciarra's bodyguards who secretly works for Spectre with orders to kill her. The most noted changes were to SPECTRE: Blofeld's name was changed to Karl Ferenc Skorpios, and he was given a greyhound instead of a white cat; the organisation itself was renamed, An evil organisation named STENCH (Society for the Total Extermination of Non-Conforming Humans) is featured in the film, An organisation known as SCORPIA (Sabotage, CORruPtion, Intelligence, and Assassination) appears in the, This page was last edited on 21 November 2020, at 06:26. Blofeld was also behind Raoul Silva’s (Javier Bardem) rampage in Skyfall. In the first book to include SPECTRE, Thunderball, it is stated that the numbers of each member changes periodically (it "advances round a rota by two digits at midnight on the first of every month") to avoid detection and Blofeld is in fact "Number 2". The film Spectre presents the organisation as a conspiracy of legitimate businesses and organised crime, moving to become a private intelligence agency. Fonda – "Number 4", an Italian Artiq who recruited Petacchi for the plot, Marius Domingue – "Number 7", another Unione Corse man; highly trustworthy, but singled out by Blofeld for a lecture to throw Borraud off guard, Maslov – "Number 18", formerly known as Kandinsky; a Polish electronics expert who resigned from Philips AG, Kotze – "Number 5", formerly known as Emil Traut; an East German physicist who defected to the West, Strelik – "Number 10", a former SMERSH member; shot dead by Largo for questioning the loyalty of the other SPECTRE members, "Number 11" – Another ex-SMERSH operative, "Number 6" – Kills Lippe at the behest of Blofeld for being unreliable, Irma Bunt – Henchwoman in the novel and film.


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