Over 23 movies, James Bond has been battered, bruised and almost castrated - but never bettered. For every situation in which a Le Chiffre comes along and tries to whack Bond's nuts off with a knotted rope, there's a solution for Bond to wriggle out of it. Bond villains have ranged from raving lunatics to unnervingly intelligent masters of evil, but not one of them has managed to take down Bond or follow through with their final, master plan. Now, in the Daniel Craig era, Bond villains have the invaluable resources of half a century of Bond movies to dissect and in turn figure out where their predecessors went wrong. The Bond 24 villain (who may or may not be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, according to news this week) has been preceded by many other potential badman geniuses, all of whom somehow managed to ultimately cock-up in one way or another. It doesn't have to be this way anymore. Because all the Bond villains can't be totally stupid forever, here are eight lessons that the Bond 24 villain needs to learn from Bond movie history in order to avoid repeating the same old mistakes.
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