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James Bond Fan Theories That Might Alter Our Understanding Of 007’s Entire Existence

11 Mar 2020 31.0k votes 5.0k voters 218.7k views11 items

List RulesVote up the James Bond theories that are so wild they might be true.

James Bond is more than a character: He’s the cinematic manifestation of cool. Entertaining audiences for over half a century, Ian Fleming’s MI6 agent has been portrayed by six different actors in the official franchise; the films may have changed with the times but 007’s affinity for nice suits, beautiful women, fast cars, other-worldly gadgets, and vodka martinis has remained. Bond epitomizes the kind of stoic that we all aspire to: keep your cool and do the right thing. God save the queen!

As an unwavering symbol of patriotism and self-righteousness who defends the British empire and never seems to age, the entity that is James Bond provokes a lot of curiosity. Who exactly is James Bond? What does the “007” mantle mean? Similarly to a superhero, there seems to be an endless number of reincarnations of the secret agent, different faces aiming at us through the end of a barrel - which means the long-running franchise is no stranger to broken continuity and plot holes. The “character” himself is so mysterious, that fans have been provoked into theoretical gap-filling.

Some theories make James Bond movies better, some make them worse, and some probably don't matter at all. It’s up to you to decide which are worth taking to heart.

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