Greatest James Bond Villains

The Top Ten
1 Jaws - The Spy Who Loved Me

Richard Kiel appears also in Moonraker because being 10 feet with metal teeth is too good!

2 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.

Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

How is he not number one? One of the most notorious villains of all time!

3 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

If a villain that has affected the hero personally is the best one, then Blofeld is Number 1. He's appeared in six movies to date and is responsible for the death of Bond's wife.

Movies he also starred in:
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Diamonds Are Forever
For Your Eyes Only

And the Austin Powers series.

4 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."

He is just so creepy in such a human way and he's extremely menacing. Mads Mikkelsen did an amazing job portraying this character, even though he was killed before the film's final act.

Captivating, magnetic, deliciously complex with a core of vulnerable, layered humanity which sets him apart from most Bond villains.

Different in the sense that he's a villain who is on the ropes, hungry and desperate rather than in control.

5 Alec Trevelyan - GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan was a former 00 Agent of Don Cossack descent and head of the Janus Crime Syndicate. He serves as the primary villain of the 1995 film GoldenEye and was portrayed by British actor Sean Bean. Formerly 006, he faked his death at the Arkangelsk Chemical Warfare Facility, commandeered by General... read more

The most personal villain Bond ever faced in one of the best Bond movies ever. He, alongside Silva from Skyfall, are the best James Bond villains.

An antagonist that happens to be James Bond's equal: a 00 agent. I agree he, alongside Silva, are the best Bond villains.

Alec: For England, James?
Bond: No. For me.

Alec falls to the ground injured, then is crushed by a giant metal cradle on fire.

6 Raoul Silva - Skyfall Raoul Silva, born Tiago Rodriguez, is a fictional cyber-terrorist and former Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6) operative who appeared in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall, portrayed by Javier Bardem. He is the film's primary antagonist. The character is later referenced in the film's sequel Spectre... read more

Silva: Do you know what it does to you? Hydrogen Cyanide?
*Rips out rotten teeth, showing murky-blue liquid*

Terrifying villain! He's the best one from the Daniel Craig Bond movies.

Bardem's character is one of the most terrifying villains in the series.

7 Oddjob - Goldfinger Oddjob is a henchman to the villain Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film and novel, Goldfinger. In the film he was played by the Japanese American actor Harold Sakata.

How is he not number one? He killed like five people with his hat!

8 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.

Christopher Lee was literally the only good thing about this movie. Too bad they had him die like a punk.

Didn't care for the movie, but Lee did a really good job in that role.

9 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
10 Max Zorin - A View to a Kill Max Zorin is a fictional former KGB operative and industrialist. The character acts as the primary antagonist in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill and was played by actor Christopher Walken. The character was later mentioned in the video-game Everything or Nothing (2003) and appeared as a playable... read more

May Day: What a view...
Zorin: To a kill.

He's so mentally insane! He is the best! But get Kananga higher on this list too.

The Contenders
11 Xenia Onatopp - GoldenEye Xenia Zirgavna Onatopp is a former Soviet fighter-pilot and the top assassin working for the Janus Crime Syndicate. She appears as the secondary antagonist in GoldenEye, and is played by Dutch actress Famke Janssen.
12 Red Grant - From Russia With Love Red Grant, real name Donald Grant, is a fictional SPECTRE assassin who appeared in the 1963 James Bond film From Russia with Love, portrayed by actor Robert Shaw.
13 Franz Sanchez - Licence to Kill Franz Sanchez is a drug baron who heads a powerful criminal cartel based in the fictional Central American city, Isthmus City. He is the main villain of the 1989 film Licence To Kill and was played by Robert Davi.

One of the most brutal villains in the series, Sanchez cares about control and loyalty over power and money. He is responsible for the maiming of Felix Leiter, Bond's best friend and colleague. Additionally, he kills anyone who betrays him in style, whether it's just shooting them in the head or depressurizing them until they explode.

People like him actually exist.

14 Elliot Carver - Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver is a fictional British media baron and the main villain in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. He was played by Jonathan Pryce.
15 Elektra King - The World Is Not Enough Elektra King is the daughter of oil tycoon Sir Robert King and is the main villain from the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. She is played by Sophie Marceau.

Paradoxical, duplicitous, and emotionally fascinating - manipulative and ambitious while also being empathetic and vulnerable.

She gains his trust and betrays him. Definitely the ultimate villain of a Bond movie. Intelligent, a bit arrogant, sweet, rich, has a good plan, and is attractive.

16 Dr Kananga - Live and Let Die

Underrated. He's easily one of the most intelligent Bond villains in the franchise.

17 Vesper Lynd - Casino Royale
18 Aristotle Kristatos - For Your Eyes Only Aristotle "Aris" Kristatos (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Κριστάτος) is a fictional Greek smuggler, intelligence operative and rival of Milos Columbo. Based on Kristatos from Ian Fleming's short story "Risico", the character was the primary antagonist of the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes... read more
19 Karl Stromberg - The Spy Who Loved Me Karl Stromberg is the webbed-fingered head of Stromberg Shipping and the main villain of the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me. Stromberg was portrayed by Austrian actor Curd Jürgens.
20 Georgi Koskov / Brad Whitaker - The Living Daylights
21 Ernst Stavro Blofeld - Diamonds Are Forever 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
22 Sir Hugo Drax - Moonraker

He's sophisticated and villainous.

23 Gustav Graves - Die Another Day Sir Gustav Graves, formerly Moon Tan-Sun, is the primary villain in the twentieth James Bond film Die Another Day. He is the first Bond villain to be portrayed by two different actors in the same film: Graves is played by Toby Stephens, while his alter-ego Colonel Moon is portrayed by Will Yun Lee.
24 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.
25 Dario - Licence to Kill
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