When SPECTRE's evil intentions are brought to the
surface in "Thunderball", M calls in every
00-agent in Europe. As Bond finally arrives for the
briefing, he joins eight other anonymous agents from
the double-0 section.
But 007's colleagues in the double-0 section have
made individual appearances over the series of films.
MI6 rifles through M's files for the profiles on Bond's
The Other 00-Agents
9th September 2002
There have been many references to other double-0 agents in the
film series. 008 is the most notorious, his number is mentioned
in multiple films as a threat by M if 007 is incapable of following
orders. Over the 19 films to date, 7 different 00-numbers have
been introduced into the fold:
1: Bill Fairbanks, assassinated by Fransisco Scaramanga
in Beirut in - 007 later investigates in "The Man
With The Golden Gun".
2: A replacement 002 joined 007 on a training mission on
Gibraltar and was rather easily captured in "The
||003 was killed in Siberia whilst
on a mission to steal a microchip from a Russian factory.
007 finds his frozen body and retrieves the ship, which was
hidden in a locket, in "A View To A Kill".
||Killed by a KGB assassin during the exercise attack on Gibraltar
in "The Living Daylights".
||Alec Trevelyan, believed to have been killed while on a
mission with 007 to destroy a Russian chemical weapons facility.
006 later appeared in a new guise as the head of the Janus
crime organization in "GoldenEye".
008 is mentioned in multiple films by M, but never appears
on screen. He is first mentioned in "Goldfinger"
as a backup replacement if 007 fails his mission, and most
recently in "The Living Daylights".
||Killed in East Germany by Mischka and Grischka, the two
knife-throwing twins. 009 makes a spectacular entrance to
the British Embassy, dressed as a clown and holding a Fabergé
egg in "Octopussy".
||The novelisation of "The World Is Not Enough"
lists the agent Bond refers to in the banker's office opening
scene as 0012, rather than just "an MI6 agent".
In Ian Fleming's "Moonraker", James Bond is
described as being the senior member of only three agents in the
double-0 section. The two other agents were 008 - who had just
escaped from East Berlin, and 0011 - who had vanished from Singapore
two months before the mission.
008 made another appearance in "Goldfinger"
where he is listed as the replacement for 007 should he fail (the
film adaptation is loyal to this). 0011 was not so lucky, and
did not get mentioned in any of the later Fleming adventures.
009 was introduced in "Thunderball" as another
member of the sections. Bond was also in competition with 006
in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" to be first
to win Mary Goodnight's heart. 006 is described as an ex-Royal
Marine. Fleming only mentioned four other
agents in the double-0 section alongside 007, and never once as
a plotline to a story - a thread that has been used on numerous
occasions throughout the film series.