Plots by James Bond villains all inherently have the same elements: a maniacal scheme, unlimited resources to accomplish it, with layers of needless complexity, henchmen in identical uniforms, delusions of grandeur, and of course, the inability to kill James Bond. But beyond all that, a good Bond villain plot needs to be insane. It should involve world domination, genocide, vast sums of money, and being so over-the-top that the viewer buys it not in spite of it being crazy, but precisely because it's crazy.
Every Bond villain has a scheme, and they're all crazy. But some are much crazier than others. Sure, SPECTRE wants to extort vast sums of money from the world, but is that crazier than Moonraker's Drax wanting to wipe out the population and start over with a master race? And Goldfinger loves gold, but does he love random killing as much as A View to a Kill's Max Zorin?
With the 25th official Bond film, No Time To Die, around the corner, here's your chance to rank every Bond villain's insane scheme by how insane it really is.
1. Hugo Drax in "Moonraker"Nutty plot?
2. Max Zorin in "A View to a Kill"Nutty plot?
3. Stromberg in "The Spy Who Loved Me"Nutty plot?
4. Unnamed Asian Country in "You Only Live Twice"Nutty plot?