The Complete History of Bond Villains

Renard

Appeared In: The World is Not Enough (1999)
Played By: Robert Carlyle
Diabolical Weapon: Plutonium
Killed By: A plutonium rod impaling him

A Soviet terrorist, Renard was considered one of the most dangerous men on the planet. So dangerous, in fact, that MI6 previously tried to assassinate him. The attempt left a bullet lodged in his brain, which somehow destroyed his senses and made him unable to feel pain. He then decided to strike back by attempting to destroy Istanbul with a nuclear device so Elektra King could monopolize the oil market.

Renard wasn’t the evil genius type of Bond villain, but he was clearly psychotic and had a real mad-on for anything related to MI6. Plus, his unique relationship with Elektra added enough interest and intrigue to the character to make him out to be a real threat. He still falls short of the Soviet Bond baddies of the Cold War era, though.

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