Top 10 James Bond Main Villains (Novels)

After a Bond fan opens his/her new Bond book which he or she just ordered, the fan instantly know that he or her is going to deal with a brand new set of character from whom each has a specific role: Bond girl, Bond ally, main villain and henchman. On this site there have been lists of the best Bond henchmen and the best Bond villains (main villains and henchmen mixed together), but there has been no list featuring the main villains ONLY. So what do you think, who are the best Bond villains of the past fourteen Bond novels?

The Top Ten James Bond Main Villains (Novels)

1 Ernst Stavro Blofeld - On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character and a supervillain from the James Bond series of novels and films, who was created by Ian Fleming and Kevin McClory. An evil genius with aspirations of world domination, he is the archenemy of the British Secret Service agent James Bond and is head of the ...read more.
2 Jack and Seraffimo Spang - Diamonds Are Forever
3 Dr. Julius No - Dr. No Dr. Julius No is a nuclear scientist who used his knowledge and wealth to threaten a U.S. rocket launch. He was ultimately thwarted by James Bond. Julius No originally appeared in the Ian Fleming novel Dr. No and was portrayed by Joseph Wiseman in the 1962 film Dr. No. He was the first James Bond villain ...read more.
4 Emilio Largo - Thunderball Emilio Largo was a fictional high ranking member of the criminal organisation SPECTRE. Based on the character of the same name from Ian Fleming's 1961 novel, Largo appeared in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball and was played by Italian actor Adolfo Celi, voiced by Robert Rietty.
5 Rosa Klebb - From Russia With Love Colonel Rosa Klebb (Роза Клебб) is a fictional character and the main antagonist from the James Bond film From Russia with Love. She was played by Lotte Lenya in the film version. She is also a playable character in the 2010 video game GoldenEye 007 and in the 2012 video game 007 Legends.
6 Ernst Stavro Blofeld - You Only Live Twice Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character and a supervillain from the James Bond series of novels and films, who was created by Ian Fleming and Kevin McClory. An evil genius with aspirations of world domination, he is the archenemy of the British Secret Service agent James Bond and is head of the ...read more.
7 Le Chiffre - Casino Royale Le Chiffre (born Jean Duran) is the first main villain James Bond faces off against and the primary antagonist of the 2006 cinematic version of Fleming's novel. In French, "le chiffre" translates as either "the figure" (i.e. "the number") or "the cipher."
8 Mr. Big - Live And Let Die
9 Hugo Drax - Moonraker Hugo Drax (who has the honorary title of "Sir" in the novel) is a fictional character created by author Ian Fleming for the James Bond novel Moonraker. Fleming named him after his friend, Sir Reginald Drax. For the later film and its novelization, Drax was almost entirely changed by screenwriter Christopher ...read more.
10 Auric Goldfinger - Goldfinger Auric Goldfinger is the primary villain of the 1959 Ian Fleming novel Goldfinger and its 1964 film adaptation. He was portrayed by German actor Gert Fröbe and voiced by Michael Collins.

The Contenders

11 Colonel von Hammerstein - For Your Eyes Only
12 Aristotle Kristatos - Risico
13 Milton Krest - The Hildebrand Rarity
14 Mr. Sanguinetti - The Spy Who Loved Me
15 Francisco Scaramanga - The Man With The Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga is the main villain in the James Bond film and novel The Man with the Golden Gun. Scaramanga was played by the late English actor Christopher Lee, who was also Ian Fleming's cousin.
16 Major Dexter Smythe - Octopussy
17 Trigger - The Living Daylights
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