Ernst Stavro Blofeld

 

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Ernst Stavro Blofeld

 

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence)

Datastream

Actor: Donald Pleasence

Character: Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Movie: You Only Live Twice

Date of Birth: 5 October 1919

Height: 5’ 7” (1.70m)

Distinguishing Feature: White cat, deadly piranha pool

Status: Presumed Dead

Organisations & Alliances: SPECTRE, Mr. Osato, Helga Brandt

 

“You only live twice, Mr. Bond.”

 

Profile

Undoubtedly the greatest terrorist mind of the 20th century, Blofeld is the founder of SPECTRE (the Special Executive for Counter-Espionage, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). Since SPECTRE’s conception, Blofeld has mastered many of its schemes and would have directed each to success if not for Bond. As it is, Blofeld holds a grudge over the British spy and will stop at nothing to have a hand in his death.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld places fear in the heart of his employees and lets nothing hinder his obsession for world domination or deter his bloodthirsty lust of for power. He is not beyond working for any organization, for a cost, and like SPECTRE, holds no alliances. To Blofeld, people are expendable should they ever fail in their duties.

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Scheme

Brought out by the Red Chinese government, SPECTRE is sabotaging both the Russian and US space programmes in the hope of turning one great superpower against the other. If not for Bond’s quick wit and intervention, Blofeld would have succeeded in starting World War Three.

I’ve Been Expecting You

“Allow me to introduce myself. I am Ernst Stavro Blofeld.”

For much of the mission Blofeld is merely a voice, giving commands and managing the operation. But when 007 is captured infiltrating his base, Blofeld reveals himself as the mastermind behind the space attacks.

Headquarters

The base for Blofeld’s operation is a hollowed out volcano amid the islands of Japan. From here Blofeld launches his space-rocket, as well as helicopters – armed to rid him of the more curious mountaineers.

When Bond arranges an attack on the base, Blofeld sets off the volcano’s self-destruct mechanism sending the whole lair up in a plume of smoke and fire.

Gadgets & Vehicles

Dubbed “Bird 1”, Blofeld’s space rocket is capable vertical take-off and landing. Designed to capture rockets within the giant pincers of its nose compartment the space-rocket succeeds in trapping both US and Russian crafts.

Dress Code

Blofeld opts for a tan-coloured nehru suit and his righty pinky sports a large gole SPECTRE ring. The “signature” of Blofeld’s appearance is undoubtedly his ever-present, always sinister, white cat. He is believed to extensively use disguises and plastic surgery such as baldness and scars, thus altering his appearance constantly.

Goodbye, Mr Bond

Bond: “If I’m going to be forced to watch television, may I smoke?”

Blofeld: “Yes. It won’t be the nicotine that kills you, Mr. Bond.”

With the army of ninjas closing in on Blofeld’s lair Bond requests his final cigarette. Little does Blofeld know, 007’s cigarette is armed with a mini-dart. Bond kills a nearby guard and opens the creator door, initiating a monstrous battle.

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