Ahead of ‘Spectre,’ A Look Back at the 14 Most Evil Bond Villains
Batman has the Joker, Harry Potter has Lord Voldemort, and in the world of James Bond one archenemy reigns supreme: Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The head of a global crime syndicate known as SPECTRE, Blofeld appears in three of the original Ian Fleming novels and six of Eon Productions’ Bond films. Last seen falling to his apparent death in “For Your Eyes Only,” the supervillain and the nefarious SPECTRE have been absent from the screen for 33 years due to a legal battle over character rights. With the case now settled, Bond producers have titled the latest film in the series “Spectre,” setting the stage for the return of Blofeld himself. As fans wait to see if the infamous baddie will make an appearance, here’s a look at some of the most memorable adversaries Bond has faced over the past 52 years.