The Complete History of Bond Villains

Karl Stromberg

Appeared In: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Played By: Curt Jurgens
Diabolical Weapon: Table rocket launcher
Killed By: A bullet from Bond

This was a weird one. Karl Stromberg’s master plan revolves around hijacking two nuclear subs and firing on the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This was intended to provoke all-out nuclear war between the two, which would inevitably destroy the world. Stromberg would then restart civilization under the sea in his impenetrable fortress.

We’re all for eccentric billionaires flexing their creative muscle, but this was an odd plan even by Bond villain standards. Somehow it all made sense, though, and Stromberg has made a case for being one of the better villains during Roger Moore’s tenure playing the character.

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