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Topic: Most Important Skills of James Bond

What are the most important skills a 00 agent should be trained on? I've already got a few, but I'm looking for many more.

Hope you can help! Thanks.


Current List:
- Firearms
- Martial Arts
- Evasive Driving
- Skydiving
- Scuba diving
-...

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Re: Most Important Skills of James Bond

Moved to more appropriate forum.

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- Demolitions

- Knowledge of fine wines and drinks

- Piloting helicopters and planes

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Oh, yeah! That's great! I'm trying to put together an "unofficial fan list" of every skill a 00 would need.

Thanks for your input!

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seduction of course!

The name is Walker by the way.

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Opening zippers and bras, with or without the aid of gadgets from Q branch.

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Yes; an essential skill for every 00!

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Languages & disguises.

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Bond hardly ever uses disguises. He was disguised as a clown in OP and I guess he was under disguise as Hilly in OHMSS.


-Finding and using listening devices

-skiing

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Jellyfish wrote:

Languages & disguises.

I would extend ’disguise‘ to convincingly posing with alternate identities/ covers.

The name is Walker by the way.

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OK, even though 007 doesn't do that very often either.  ajb007/smile

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Number24 wrote:

OK, even though 007 doesn't do that very often either.  ajb007/smile

Bond has had quite a few covers: David Somerset, Mr Fisher, Peter Franks, Robert Sterling, James St. John Smythe, James Stock, James Beech, and others. I would also consider situations like Klaus Hergersheimer to be using a cover.

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OK, it's not really a skill, but c'mon -- Bond's most important trait is a cast-iron liver.

Hilly...you old devil!

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Matt S wrote:
Number24 wrote:

OK, even though 007 doesn't do that very often either.  ajb007/smile

Bond has had quite a few covers: David Somerset, Mr Fisher, Peter Franks, Robert Sterling, James St. John Smythe, James Stock, James Beech, and others. I would also consider situations like Klaus Hergersheimer to be using a cover.

James Bond has taken on many names, but I would argue he hasn't taken on many identities. In most of these cases he has another name in his identity papers and he introduces himself with another name. But does he change the way he talks, walks, jokes, his interests …. how he behaves?

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Number24 wrote:
Matt S wrote:
Number24 wrote:

OK, even though 007 doesn't do that very often either.  ajb007/smile

Bond has had quite a few covers: David Somerset, Mr Fisher, Peter Franks, Robert Sterling, James St. John Smythe, James Stock, James Beech, and others. I would also consider situations like Klaus Hergersheimer to be using a cover.

James Bond has taken on many names, but I would argue he hasn't taken on many identities. In most of these cases he has another name in his identity papers and he introduces himself with another name. But does he change the way he talks, walks, jokes, his interests …. how he behaves?

He has only done that a few times, as Sir Hilary Bray and as James St John Smythe. But an identity for Bond usually just means papers, such as the papers he had in Octopussy.

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To get back on topic:

-a knowledge of style and clothes

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Re: Most Important Skills of James Bond

What about...

- hacking
- parkour
- poker
- knowledge of foreign cultures

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I can't remember him hacking or doing parkour.

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ajb007/lol  you clearly haven't  seen Casino Royale  ajb007/tongue

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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He doesn't hack or do parkour in CR. Molakka does parkour, Bond doesn't.

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ajb007/lol
I think you're using the ....
.... " Baby I F**ked her, But I make love to you " argument.   ajb007/wink

Last edited by Thunderpussy (6th Dec 2018 10:28)

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Number24 wrote:

I can't remember him hacking or doing parkour.

He shows that he can hack in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service when he goes for a ride with Tracy. He also hacks M’s computer in Casino Royale. So he can hack in two entirely different meanings of the word!

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Even if it was never shown in one of the films, wouldn’t it still be an important skill to have as a 00?

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I forgot about Bond hacking into M's computer, but I too think doing something once make sit an important skill.
And trying to catch a parkour runner doesn't make you one, a bit like using a motor boat to catch up with a sailboat doesn't show you have the skill to sail a sail boat .

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So if someone is running away from me and I give chase, I'm
Not running too. ? If we both fall in to water and he can swim
but I can't and we both drown , then I haven't really drowned  as
I wasn't a swimmer ?  ajb007/lol

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."