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    5 Charts That Will Make You Feel Terrible For Bond Girls

    More like double-NO-seven, amirite, ladies?

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    Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux in Spectre.

    James Bond: ultra-smooth with ladies, yes, but also, pretty likely to hurt or kill ladies!

    BuzzFeed News looked at 24 Bond films spanning more than 50 years and found that the spy, who's portrayed as a powerfully seductive skirt-chaser, has another side to his sexual exploits: Namely, a violent side.

    We found 108 female characters he had a significant interaction with — and this is how he treated them:

    He attacks and threatens women.

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    He brandishes a gun at at least seven women and shoots at two, which does not count the woman he actually shoots to death — Elektra (Sophie Marceau) in The World Is Not Enough (1999). Bond also commits other acts of violence not listed in this chart, including holding a knife to a woman's throat. Some of the female characters he threatens and attacks are enemies or people he mistakenly believes are enemies, but nine of them are unambiguously the pawns of dangerous, more powerful men who are his actual targets — these women are collateral damage. In a disturbing scene in Goldfinger (1964), Bond rapes Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) after she repeatedly says she is not interested and physically tries to fight him off.

    He engages in some creepy voyeurism.

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    Of the nine times Bond sees women naked without their consent, four occur after he breaks into their rooms. By 1985, Bond sneaking in on a woman while she was naked had become such a trope that in A View to a Kill, the audience and Bond are doubly duped when a woman seems to be in the shower as he approaches but she is, in fact, waiting to ambush the spy.

    On two occasions, Bond forcibly strips women — in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), he rips off a woman's bikini top and chokes her with it, and in The Living Daylights (1987), he rips off a woman's bra as he's holding her hostage and uses her naked body to distract another man.

    We think of Bond as the seducer, but plenty of women are compelled to sleep with him in the line of duty.

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    This includes spies or other enemies who are trying to seduce Bond to get something from him and one woman in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) who is "given" to Bond as an incentive to spend the night at his male friend's.

    Note: We measured sex as "a reasonable adult would assume they at least finger-banged."

    He is careless with their safety.

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    Bond puts women in harm's way, and sometimes it's deadly.

    Sometimes, Bond kills women himself.

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    Of the female characters he had a significant interaction with, Bond himself killed five. In both Thunderball (1965) and The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond uses a woman as a human shield and she's shot to death — one he has sex with, the other he makes out with. (He also uses a woman as a human shield in Goldfinger, but she gets knocked unconscious, not killed.) He kills Xenia (Famke Janssen), with whom he has a peculiarly sexual fight in GoldenEye (1995), and fires a missile at his platonic enemy Naomi (Caroline Munro). As noted above, he shoots his almost-girlfriend Elektra in The World Is Not Enough (1999).

    Spectre is in theaters, and yes, Bond does push a woman and generally put women in peril!

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