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Ernst Stavro Blofeld, also known as:

  • SPECTRE No.1
  • Count of Bleuchamp

A mysterious and powerful criminal mastermind, he is the head of the SPECTRE organization and James Bond's archenemy in the early films.


Appears in:




Actors:


Blofeld - James Bond Wiki
Blofeld - James Bond Wiki
Blofeld - James Bond Wiki
Anthony Dawson (Unseen face)
Eric Pohlmann (Voice)

From Russia With Love
Anthony Dawson (Unseen face)
Eric Pohlmann
(Voice)

Thunderball
Donald Pleasance
You Only Live Twice



Blofeld - James Bond Wiki
Blofeld - James Bond Wiki
Blofeld - James Bond Wiki
Telly Savalas
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Charles Gray
Diamonds Are Forever
John Hollis (Unseen face)
Robert Rietti (Voice)
For Your Eyes Only



Blofeld - James Bond Wiki
Max von Sydow
Never Say Never Again



Blofeld

Blofeld
Direct attempted methods of killing Bond:


  • Sending countless numbers of SPECTRE agents out to kill him. (in all movies he appears in)
  • Fisticuffs, aboard a speeding bob-sled (OHMSS)
  • Stabbing (DAF)
  • Trapping into a remote-controlled helicopter (FYEO)

How he is dispatched:

  • He is possibly killed at the end of Diamonds Are Forever, when Bond controls the crane that is launching his escape submersible and makes it crash and explode into the oil rig's command center.
  • He is also possibly killed by Bond at the beginning of For Your Eyes Only when a mysterious bald figure in a wheelchair stroking a white cat attempts to murder Bond personally. Blofeld could possibly have met his end when Bond regained control of the helicopter and dropped him into a smokestack.

Evil scheme:

  • Generally, staggering ransoms, the world's submission to his will and the death of his greatest enemy : James Bond.
  • Dr. No:
    • Dr. No shoots down American missiles as a threat for ransom. No is a member of SPECTRE.
  • Thunderball:
    • Employs Emilio Largo to hijack and crash-land a British Vulcan Bomber into the ocean in order to steal its two nuclear warheads with the intent of threatening to destroy entire cities to extort diamonds out of the U.S. and British governments.
  • You Only Live Twice:
    • Wants to cause World War Three by interfering with the American-Russian space race through the hijacking of their experimental manned spacecrafts.
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service:
    • Uses an extortion plot to earn himself a complete pardon and the title of Count de Bleuchamp. If his terms are not met, he plans to release 10 women carrying a highly contagious infertility virus, "Virus Omega", into the world. Tries to kill Bond on several occasions, including his wedding day.

How plans were foiled:


  • Dr. No:
    • Bond sabotages the radiation device, destroying the Crab Key facility and killing Dr. No in the process.
  • From Russia With Love:
    • Bond acquires the LEKTOR, and kills Grant, Klebb, and all agents trying to stop him.
  • Thunderball:
    • Bond discovers the bombs, Bond and an army of United States Coast Guard frogmen stop Largo's army during an underwater battle and the Disco Volante is destroyed.
  • You Only Live Twice:
    • Bond alerts the Japanese Secret Service of Blofeld's plan, Tanaka and his ninjas storm Blofeld's volcano base and Bond blows up the SPECTRE spacecraft.
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service:
    • Bond blows up Blofeld's Piz Gloria headquarters and cover with the assistance of Marc-Ange Draco's private forces.
  • Diamonds Are Forever:
    • Bond signals Willard Whyte, Felix Leiter, and marines to attack the rig via helicopters, blowing it up, then uses Blofeld'd escape submarine, with Blofeld in it to destroy the satellite command room, saving Washington D.C. from destruction.
  • For Your Eyes Only
    • Bond disconnects the wire which allowing Blofeld to control the helicopter. Bond then pilots the helicopter and picks up Blofeld in his wheelchair. He then drops him down an industrial smokestack.

Henchmen:


    Defining dialogue:

    • "Siamese fighting fish, fascinating creatures. Brave but, on the whole, stupid. Yes, they're stupid. Except for the occasional one, such as we have here, who lets the other two fight. While he waits. Waits until the survivor is so exhausted that he cannot defend himself, and then like SPECTRE... he strikes!" (From Russia With Love).
    • "S.P.E.C.T.R.E. ALWAYS delivers what it promises. Our entire organization survives upon the keeping of those promises..." (From Russia With Love)
    • "The culprit is known to me. I have decided on the appropriate actions" (Thunderball)
    • "Extortion is my business. Go away and think it over, gentlemen. I'm busy." (You Only Live Twice)
    • "The firing power inside my crater is enough to annihilate a small army. You can watch it all on TV. It's the last program you'll be likely to watch." (You Only Live Twice)
    • "As you can see, I am about to inaugurate a little war. In a matter of hours after America and Russia have annihilated each other, we shall see a new power dominating the world." (You Only Live Twice)
    • "TOTAL Infertility! In plants and animals. Not just disease in a few herds, Mr. Bond. Or the loss of a single crop. But the destruction of a whole strain. Forever! Throughout an entire continent. If my demands are not met, I shall proceed with the systematic extinction of whole species of cerals and livestock all over the world." (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
    • "You killed my only other double, I'm afraid. After his death, volunteers were understandably... rather scarce." (Diamonds Are Forever)
    • "...the great powers flexing their military muscles like so many impotent beach-boys" (Diamonds Are Forever)
    • "Tiffany, my dear. We're showing a bit more 'cheek' than usual, aren't we? Take her below and lock her up with Mr. Bond. What a pity, such nice cheeks too. If only they were brains." (Diamonds Are Forever)
    • "Mr. Bond! We can do a deal! I'll make you a delicatessen! In stainless steel!" (For Your Eyes Only)

    Trivia:


    • Blofeld was described to be a "chameleon" character.
    • Was originally going to be the villain of The Spy Who Loved Me until Kevin McClory struck and claimed ownership of SPECTRE in the novels and films, as he was said to have given the idea to Ian Fleming. The character of Karl Stromberg was created instead.
    • The villain of the pre-credits sequence in For Your Eys Only is a crippled man in a wheelchair who wants to take his revenge on Bond using a remote-controlled helicopter as a trap after the latter's visit to Tracy's grave. The producers were unable to name him " Blofeld" but Bond's visit to Tracy's grave, the baldness and crippling condition of the character (which might have resulted from the exploding oil rig at the end of Diamonds Are Forever, alternatively from his tree crash in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, given the neck brace) as well as his white Persian Right-Hand Cat leave no serious doubt about his real identity.



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