World Cup of Bond Baddies

Over on Twitter, I’ve been running several World Cups in an attempt to alleviate some of the boredom lockdown has brought. We’ve had Fawlty Towers episodes (The Germans won), Bond films (Skyfall) and Bond songs (Monty Norman’s theme tune was victorious).

This is my most ambitious tournament so far. The World Cup of Bond Baddies. Some are iconic, some comical, some evil, some rubbish, but all have their place in Bond history.

Alongside each film’s main protagonist, I decided to add in the henchmen otherwise it would’ve been a very short competition. And let’s face it, some of the henchman are a damn sight more memorable than the main players.

Narrowing it down to 64 entrants, I included those I found to be the most iconic and memorable. The four interpretations of Blofeld had a group to themselves, which I thought was more appropriate. Apologies if your favourite didn’t make the cut (sorry, Peter Franks), but remember; it’s just for fun!

The top two from each group qualified for the knockout round. This is still ongoing so plenty of opportunity for you to get involved. Head to my Twitter page to do so: https://twitter.com/benpeyton007.

Here are the results so far:

Group A

Franz Sanchez 35.2%

Fiona Volpe 29.3 %

Gustav Graves / Colonel Moon 24.7%

Gobinda 10.7%

Group B

Kamal Khan 43.1%

Dominic Greene 24.1%

Boris Grishenko 18%

Cigar Girl 14.8%

Group C

Mr Big / Kananga 54.8%

Red Grant 26.7%

Emilio Largo 14.3%

Emile Locque 4.1%

Group D

Hugo Drax 45.2%

Raoul Silva 27.4%

Nick Nack 21%

General Ourumov 6.5%

Group E

Alec Trevelyn 36.3%

Irma Bunt 36%

Erich Kriegler 13.8%

Stamper 13.8%

Group F

Le Chiffre 51%

Helga Brandt 22.4%

Dr Kaufman 17.2%

Naomi 9.4%

Group G

Auric Goldfinger 85.9%

Elliot Carver 7.5%

Rosie Carver 3.8%

Hinx 2.7%

Group H

Karl Stromberg 36.4%

Xenia Onatopp 35%

General Orlov 16.4%

The Three Blind Mice 12.2%

Group I

Jaws 83.4%

Baron Samedi 13%

Chang 2.4%

Patrice 1.2%

Group J

Francisco Scaramanga 54.1%

Rosa Klebb 30.1%

Vesper Lynd 12%

Mischka & Grischka 3.8%

Group K

Mr Kidd & Mr Wint 45.6%

Max Zorin 43.9%

Max Denbigh 6.6%

Necros 3.9%

Group L

Bambi & Thumper 58.1%

Miranda Frost 18.6%

Dario 18.1%

Killifer 5.2%

Group M

Oddjob 88.3%

Mr White 7.9%

General Koskov 3%

General Medrano 0.8%

Group N

May Day 42.9%

Tee Hee 29.3%

Renard 15.3%

Kristatos 12.5%

Group O

Dr No 75.2%

Elektra King 15.4%

Zao 5.9%

Brad Whitaker 3.5%

Group P (Blofelds)

Donald Pleasence 56.9%

Telly Savalas 17.8%

Charles Gray 14.9%

Christoph Waltz 10.3%

Knockout round of 32

Rosa Klebb 66.1% V Baron Samedi 33.9%

Fiona Volpe 58.9% V Dominic Greene 41.1%

Jaws 89.3% V May Day 10.7%

Oddjob 81.8% V Tee Hee 18.2%

Bambi & Thumper 59.3% V Franz Sanchez 40.7%

Blofeld (Pleasence) 76.8% V Hugo Drax 23.2%

Francisco Scaramanga 91.6% V Mr White 8.4%

Dr No 70% V Le Chiffre 30%

Auric Goldfinger 91% V Kamal Khan 9%

Mr Kidd & Mr Wint 76% V Miranda Frost 24%

Karl Stromberg 65% V Raoul Silva 35%

Blofeld (Savalas) 74% V Alec Trevelyan 26%

Helga Brandt 51% V Elektra King 49%

Max Zorin 69% V Irma Bunt 31%

Mr Big / Kananga 65% V Xenia Onatopp 35%

Red Grant 57% V Elliot Carver 44%

Knockout round of 16

Francisco Scaramanga 64% V Blofeld (Savalas) 36%

Rosa Klebb 67% V Bambi & Thumper 33%

Oddjob 88% V Helga Brandt 12%

Karl Stromberg 67% V Fiona Volpe 33%

Jaws 84% V Mr Big / Kananga 16%

Max Zorin 68% V Red Grant 32%

Auric Goldfinger 55% V Blofeld (Pleasence) 45%

Quarterfinals

Dr No 61% V Rosa Klebb 39%

Jaws 66% V Oddjob 34%

Auric Goldfinger 79% V Max Zorin 21%

Francisco Scaramanga 80% V Karl Stromberg 20%

Semifinals

Francisco Scaramanga 65% V Dr No 35%

Jaws 61% V Auric Goldfinger 39%

Final

Jaws 63% V Francisco Scaramanga 37%

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