|Rank:||Commander, Royal Navy|
|Date of Birth :||April 13, 1968 (1968-04-13)|
|Place of Birth:||West Berlin, Germany|
|Height:||183 cm (6 ft.)|
|Weight:||76 kg (167 lbs.)|
|Known Relatives:||Andrew Bond (father, deceased), Monique Bond (née Delacroix) (mother, deceased), Charmain Bond (paternal aunt, deceased)|
|Legal Status:||UK citizen with no criminal record|
|Education:||Privately tutored as a child; Eton (forced to leave), Fettes College|
|Position:||Senior Operational Officer, MI6 ('00' Branch)|
|Base of Operations:||London, UK|
Commander James Bond is a Senior Operational Officer stationed at MI6 HQ, London.
James Bond was born on April 13, 1968 in West Berlin. His father was Andrew Bond, a Scot who worked for Vickers Defence Systems, and his Swiss mother was Monique Delacroix. Until age eleven, he was educated in Switzerland and Germany, where his father was stationed as a Vickers executive. Bond's parents died during a climbing accident in the French Alps when he was eleven years old. Bond was brought up by his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond (deceased) of Pett Botom, Kent, and received a solid education. After the death of his parents, Bond was privately tutored by his aunt.
At age twelve, Bond was enrolled at Eton College, from which he was soon expelled for repeated curfew violations and 'trouble' with one of the maids. From age 13, Bond was educated at Fettes in Edinburgh, Scotland. He won numerous athletic competitions and twice boxed for the school as a lightweight. He also formed the first intramural judo league for the public school circuit.
Bond traveled to Austria in his youth. There he found a mentor in Hannes Oberhausser, whom Bond described as a "second father." In Octopussy, Oberhausser is killed by a British officer at the end of World War II during the theft of a cache of Nazi gold. Oberhausser's body is dumped in the crevasse of a glacier, only to reappear later, revealing the identity of the killer - Major Dexter Smythe. Bond is given the assignment of confronting Smythe with the murder.
At the age of seventeen, Bond entered Britannia Royal Naval College. He excelled in all areas of training and seemed to come into his won upon his entrance into the service. Bond matriculated from his coursework at BRNC with passable marks. However, whilst excelling at athletic competitions, strategic operations, and counter-intelligence courses, but his unconventional approach to his education, his diffident attitude to certain of his superiors, and a lack of respect for curfew drew him many demerits. On more than one occasion, a fellow candidate was strongly suspected of lying to protect Bond from punishment.
Bond conducted his year of Sea Service with high recommendations from his Chief Petty Officers and Warrant Officers. He applied for and was uniformly recommended for work in Naval Intelligence. Bond served as an intelligence officer on the Type-42 destroyer HMS Exeter both before and during Operation Granby, and later was able to transfer to submarine service, touring on the Trafalgar-class hunter-killer submarine HMS Turbulent. His natural abilities, mental quickness and confidence impressed his commanding officers. Within the year of being assigned to HMS Turbulent it became apparent that Bond was not being sufficiently challenged with his duties. Bond volunteered for Special Boat Service.
Cdr. Bond excelled at SC3 and Underwater and Aquatic Warfare training. He constantly equaled or bested his superior officers and instructors in all areas after nominal experience. Cdr. Bond earned the distinction of being the only candidate to entirely escape detection during the night limpet placement operation at Plymouth. There was some doubt as to whether Bond had actually accomplished the mission per the assignment until he demonstrated his rather ingenious method of eluding the underwater infra-red cameras and sonar systems in-place. His techniques were rapidly included in future training. Upon completion of UAW training, Bond commenced Advanced Commando Parachute training at Brize Norton. The report from his instructor read:
- Lieutenant Bond participated in the first group freefall exercise today, where the following incident occurred: At 900m 3rd jumper Lt. Cameron's ripcord pin shearedpins jammed causing the main shoot to malfunction, and he panicked.. 4th jumper Lt. Bond spotted Cameron, and at great personal risk, repositioned himself to aerially intercept Lt. Cameron at approx. 450m, and deploy Lt. Cameron's chute.. Lt. Bond deployed at 250m. Lt. Cameron shattered his hip upon landing, although Lt. Bond escaped without serious injury.
Bond's record with training earned him placement with the 030 Special Forces Unit, rather than deployment as a swimmer-canoeist with the standard SBS Units in Poole. During further training with 030 SFU, Bond earned certifications for the operation of assault helicopters, Harrier-class jets, fixed wing aircraft, hovercrafts, marine assault vessels, armoured vehicles, and other crafts.
Bond served with distinction in the 030 Special Forces Unit. He proved adept at training other candidates, initiating athletic competitions, and fostering a creative environment. During his three-year tenure with the 030 SFU, Bond rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He saw covert service in Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Libya, and active service in Bosnia. Upon completion of his duties in Bosnia, where Bond was credited with saving the lives of nearly 100 men from a Serbian militia in one village, Bond was recruited by the RNR Defence Intelligence Group and awarded the rank of Commander.
Bond's work with the Defence Intelligence Group at Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, Chicksands, proved highly satisfactory, although his fellow officers noted Bond's rather casual attitude toward command structure and protocol. Bond's work provided vital intelligence during key moments with Libya, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Indonesia, China (during the Hong Kong handover) and North Korea. In Libya, Bond was able to secure detailed assessments of the status of the Libyan government's reputed financial ties to numerous terrorist organizations, as well as crucial information related to the settlement of issues related to the Pan Am 103 case. In Iraq, Bond was able to monitor Iraqi counter-moves to the UNSCOM (now UNMOVIC) inspections process during one key period. Bond undertook a particularly hazardous mission into Afghanistan to rescue a researcher deemed important to Her Majesty's government who was being imprisoned by the Taliban government. During the S-300 missile crisis in Cyprus, Bond helped undermine the Republic of Cyprus government's confidence, and, it is felt, helped bring a peaceful resolution to the matter. During his tenure at the DI Group RNR, Bond attended specialized courses at Cambridge (where he achieved a first in Oriental Languages), Oxford and other institutions. Bond left the DI Group RNR after recruitment by the MI6.
Her Majesty's Secret ServiceEdit
At the age of thirty, Bond was recruited by the branch of Her Majesty's Secret Service known as MI6, based in the Ministry of Intelligence building, Vauxhall Cross, London. In London, he completed all orientation and MI6 Covert Operations training in eight weeks. He received exceptionally high marks for physical endurance, logic and Psychological Ops exercises.
Bond's first assignment was at the British embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. His duties included translations of Haitian, French and Dutch West Indies communiqués, interdiction efforts with gun and drug smuggling between Kingston and London (resulting in a letter of commendation from his superior, Charles DaSilva ), and four days Black Ops recce into Cuba, penetrating military compounds.
Bond was promoted to Ops Specialist at the British embassy in Rome. Although based nominally in Rome, his duties took him to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon, France,Spain, China and the United States. He worked back-channel sources to aid in solving a minor crisis between the U.S. and China. Bond worked with his former Special Forces Unit to penetrate and gain intelligence on Iraqi military and suspected unconventional weapons instillations in late-2002 and early-2003. As per orders of the Foreign Office, all copies of his report have been destroyed.
Bond continued to work as a Mission Specialist within Black Ops in such locations as Cuba, the United States, Austria, Spain, Russia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the Sudan, and the UAE.
Bond achieved 00 status at age 38 after accomplishing two professional assignments in rapid succession. The first kill was a messy death and occured in a public restroom in Pakistan. The second was "considerably easier" - Bond assassinated Dryden, an MI6 Section Chief selling secrets, in his office in Prague.
In his first mission as Agent 007, Bond pursued an international bomb-maker named Mollaka in Madagascar. After a parkour chase across the city to the Nambutu embassy, Bond killed his target and blew up a part of the embassy to enable his escape. He obtained Mollaka's mobile phone and discovered that it had received an SMS from Alex Dimitrios, an associate of Le Chiffre in the Bahamas. Bond traveled there, won Dimitrios's Aston Martin DB5, and seduced Dimitrios's wife, Solange Dimitrios, who revealed that her husband was flying to Miami on business. Bond followed him to Miami, where he killed Dimitrios, and observed Le Chiffre's henchman, Carlos, leaving for the Miami International Airport. There, Bond foiled Le Chiffre's plan to destroy the prototype Skyfleet airliner while managing to kill Carlos, leaving the banker with a major financial loss, since he had shorted and bought put options on Skyfleet stock, which then expired worthless.
Now under pressure to recoup his clients' money, Le Chiffre set up a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro. Hoping that a defeat would force Le Chiffre to aid the British government in exchange for protection from his creditors, MI6 entered Bond into the tournament. He met up with René Mathis, his ally in Montenegro, and Vesper Lynd, a treasury agent, who was assigned to look after his handling of the government's $10 million buy-in. As the tournament progressed, Bond lost his initial stake and became enraged when Vesper refused to authorise him to buy back in because she considers his play reckless.
Distraught over his failure, Bond prepared to assassinate Le Chiffre when he was intercepted by one of the other players, who introduced himself as CIA officer Felix Leiter, who was also out to get Le Chiffre. Leiter believed Bond had the skill to beat Le Chiffre and offered to supply him with enough funds to re-enter the tournament in exchange for allowing the CIA custody of Le Chiffre. Back in the game, Bond rapidly recovered his losses. When Le Chiffre and his associates attempted to poison him, Bond narrowly survived due to Vesper's intervention. Bond won the tournament on a straight flush. Following her celebratory dinner with Bond, Vesper was abducted by Le Chiffre, who used her to lure Bond into a near-fatal car chase and ultimately capture. Le Chiffre tortured Bond for the access code to the game's winnings and when it became clear that Bond would not yield, Le Chiffre prepared to castrate him. At that moment Mr. White entered and executed Le Chiffre and his associates for their failure. Bond and Vesper were left alive.
Bond awakened in a hospital on Lake Como and ordered Mathis, whom Le Chiffre identified as a double agent working for him, arrested. Bond admitted his love for Vesper and vowed to quit the service before it stripped him of his humanity. Accordingly, he posted his resignation to M and went on a romantic holiday in Venice with Vesper. However, Bond soon learned that his poker winnings were never deposited into the Treasury's account.
Realising that Vesper had stolen them, he pursued her as she met members of the organisation she was working for into a building under renovation. Bond shot the floatation devices supporting the structure to gain access to the building, but as he did so the foundation started to slowly collapse into the Grand Canal. After killing the henchmen in the building, Bond found Vesper imprisoned in an elevator. Apologising to him tearfully, she locked herself inside as the elevator plunged under the rising waters. Bond dived in, broke into the elevator and pulled Vesper onto the roof of the collapsed building. Despite his efforts to revive her, she had already drowned. Mr. White, watching from a balcony, walked away with the money.
M told Bond that Vesper had a French-Algerian boyfriend who was kidnapped and held for ransom by the organisation behind Le Chiffre and White. Bond learned that she agreed to deliver the ransom money (his winnings) only if they would consent to leave Bond, as well as her boyfriend, alive. He discovered that Vesper had left Mr. White's name and number in her mobile phone for Bond to find. White, arriving at a palatial estate near Lake Como, received a phone call and was shot in the leg. Bond appears, with a UMP in hand. Mr White asks who he is, and Bond replies "The name's Bond. James Bond."
Quantum of SolaceEdit
Bond drives from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy. With the captured Mr. White in the luggage compartment of his car, Bond was attacked by chasing henchmen. After evading his pursuers, Bond and M interrogated White regarding his organisation, Quantum. M's bodyguard, Mitchell, was revealed as a double agent and a traitor, attacking M and allowing White to escape; Bond chased Mitchell across Siena and killed him. Following a forensic investigation into Mitchell's apartment, Bond headed to Haiti to track down and kill Mitchell's contact, Edmund Slate. In carrying out his objective, Bond learned that Slate was sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, Dominic Greene, the chairman of an ecological organization called Greene Planet. While observing her meeting with Greene, Bond learned that Greene was helping the Bolivian general Medrano – who murdered Camille's family – overthrow his government in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of desert.
Greene had Camille escorted away on Medrano's boat to "sweeten" their deal, but Bond rescued her. Bond then followed Greene to a private jet, which flew him to a performance of Tosca at Lake Constance, Austria. Bond infiltrated Quantum's meeting at the opera, and a gunfight ensued in a restaurant. A bodyguard of Guy Haines, an advisor to the British Prime Minister, was killed, and M, assuming Bond was the killer, had his passports and credit cards revoked. Bond traveled to Italy to reunite with his old ally René Mathis, whom he convinced to accompany him to La Paz. They were greeted by Strawberry Fields, an MI6 field operative from the British Consulate, who demanded that Bond return to the UK on the next available flight. Bond disobeyed and seduced her in their hotel suite.
Bond met Camille again at a fund-raiser being held by Greene, and they left hastily together, but were pulled over by the Bolivian police. The police ordered Bond to open the luggage compartment of his vehicle, revealing a bloodied Mathis. As Bond lifted Mathis out of the vehicle, the policemen opened fire and fatally wounded Mathis, who died in Bond's arms. After Bond subdued the police and deposited Mathis' body in a waste container, Bond and Camille drove to Greene's intended land acquisition and surveyed the area in a Douglas DC-3 plane. They were intercepted and shot down by an Aermacchi SF.260 fighter and a Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter. They escaped from the crippled plane by parachuting, landing in a sinkhole. While escaping the cave, Bond and Camille discovered Quantum was blockading Bolivia's supply of fresh water, normally flowing in subterranean rivers, by damming it. The duo returned to La Paz, where Bond met M and learned Quantum murdered Fields by drowning her in crude oil. Believing that Bond had become a threat to both friend and foe, M ordered him to disarm and end his activities in Bolivia, but he defied her and escaped.
Bond met CIA agent Felix Leiter at a local bar, who disclosed that Greene and Medrano would meet at an eco-hotel in the Bolivian desert. Tipped off by Leiter, Bond evaded American special forces attempting to kill him. Bond then set out to the hotel where Greene and Medrano make the change in the Bolivian leadership. Bond killed the departing Colonel of Police for betraying Mathis, and set off a chain of explosions in the hotel when a hydrogen fuel tank was hit by an out of control vehicle. Camille killed Medrano, and Bond captured Greene. After interrogating him, he left Greene stranded in the middle of the desert with only a can of motor oil. Bond drove Camille to a train station, where they kissed before she departed.
Bond went to Kazan, Russia, where he confronted Vesper Lynd's former lover, Yusef Kabira. Yusef was a member of Quantum who seduced high-ranking women with valuable connections, getting them to give up government assets as ransom for himself in fake kidnappings where he was supposedly held hostage. He was attempting to do the same with Canadian agent Corinne Veneau, even giving her the same kind of necklace he gave Vesper. Surprising them at Yusef's apartment, Bond told Corinne about Vesper and advised her to alert the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. As Bond was leaving Yusef's apartment he was confronted by M, who was surprised that Bond did not kill Yusef, but rather left him alive for questioning. M revealed that Leiter had been promoted at the CIA, and that Greene was found in the desert, shot dead and with motor oil in his stomach. Bond didn't volunteer any information on Greene, but told M that she was right about Vesper. M then told Bond that MI6 needed him and fully reinstated him as an agent. Bond walked off into the night telling M that he never left. As he left, he dropped Vesper's necklace in the snow.
Relationships and friendshipsEdit
Bond has never been married. He has had many liaisons with members of the opposite sex, but none of particular closeness or length. He rarely makes long-lasting relationships with men or women. He professes to have never fallen in love. Bond maintains no friendships from before his parents' death and only the most irregular contact with friends from his late teens.
His one strong relationship with an adult from his teens and early twenties - one Hannes Oberhauser of Kitzbuhel, Austria - ended when Oberhauser disappeared mysteriously. Bond has referred to Oberhauser as a second father.
Bond has excelled in solitary sport. He is an avid climber, diver, swimmer, and an excellent runner. Bond does not race cars, but he does enjoy driving very expensive vehicles very fast. Bond has gambled at many European casinos, although never to ruin. He has been known to gamble more than he can afford to lose, although he always gambles with a plan and a clear understanding of the odds. Bond drinks, but not to excess. His drinking seems to be a way for him to test his personal limits at times rather than a vice.
Bond is skilled with languages, and speaks fluently without accent in Italian, French and German, and speaks, reads and writes a passable Greek, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese.
Bond is a trained professional killer. He is tough and as accomplished as a commando. He is muscular and an impressive physical speciment, but is infinitely more scientific. In general, he fights with tenacity and has a high tolerance of pain. He is an expert in Judo, can kill with a chop of his hand and with the well-placed pressure of his fingers. An expert pistol shot, boxer, knife thrower; Bond knows how to use knifes and he knows how to use razors.
Long before he joined MI6, Bond has used a system of mnemonics, where he can store thousands of pieces of information of any kind to memory or filed away, available for immediate recall, in the computer of his memory. Most information was related to work, so were best not committed to writing in any case.
Bond is a unique individual. He appears to be of sound mind and strong spirit. Like most who lose parents in their youth, Bond has abandonment issues. He rarely makes long-lasting relationships with men or women. He professes to have never fallen in love. He maintains no friendships from before his parents’ death and only the most irregular contact with friends from his late teens.
Bond is not nostalgic, but lives firmly in the present. He has only vague notions or thoughts about old age and retirement, which he does not seem to think he will live to see. He enjoys pushing himself to the limit, both mentally and physically. Bond's stress levels actually drop when the stakes are higher. He is prone to boredom and mild depression when not challenged.
Bond has strong interpersonal skills. He can act comfortably in many situations, but does not seek out companionship except, most notably, for sexual recreation. Bond's lone wolf personality-type tends to attract others.
Bond is goal-oriented, but he often seeks these goals in an indirect and secretive way. He has kept many areas of his life meticulously compartmentalized, never allowing the emotional issues from the loss of his family or from relationships to intrude on his professional life. Bond seems to have an emotional and mental need for multiple layers of reality. He thrives when not revealing all of himself, carefully organizing the aspects of his personality he reveals to others. Thus Bond is excellent as burying information he does not wish to reveal, making him a very good security risk if questioned under almost any circumstance.
Bond seeks structure in his life. He is a man of pattern and habit. He has acquired strong tastes. Bond both thrives under structure yet finds subtle ways of rebelling against it. He is not self-destructive, but he can be a challenge to his superiors.
Bond uses humor as a shield and a weapon. He is skilled at making cutting remarks that reveal insecurities of others or mock death, danger and risk.
Most importantly, Bond is deeply loyal to institutions. After his parents' death, Bond embraced his British and Scottish roots. His concept of his nationality is a large part of his identity. This is reflected in some of his social attitudes, which seem to embrace a British identity of the not to distant past. When pressed, Bond seems to identify with the notion of helping to "protect the realm", or "serving the monarch" and the ideals embodied in the mythic notion of St. George.
Bond is solitary. He does not console himself by surrounding himself with others. His athletic pursuits tend to be solitary: running, skiing, hiking, swimming, diving, and most remarkably, climbing.
Bond seeks structure in his life. He is a man of pattern and habit. He has acquired strong tastes. This is a potential security risk. Bond both thrives under structure yet finds subtle ways of rebelling against it. He is not self-destructive, but he can be a challenge to his superiors.
While the world is far from black and white to James Bond, he doesn't tend to see it in stark terms of chaos and order, tradition and change. Bond has chosen to identify with order and tradition.