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James Bond: Do you have any commandos here?
Tiger Tanaka: I have much, much better. Ninjas.


The fifth James Bond film, starring Sean Connery. After Bond fakes his death to fall off the radar, he is sent to Japan to investigate SPECTRE's latest plot. One of the goofier Bond films (but it's still awesome!), a little known fact that contributes to this is that the screenplay was written by children's book writer Roald Dahl, a good friend of Ian Fleming.

Connery sleepwalks his way through the movie, having already stated he was sick of playing the role prior. Many of the most widely known and celebrated Bond tropes come from this movie.

A genre-defining performance from Donald Pleasence as Blofeld (complete with fluffy white cat to stroke) - many people are surprised to be told this is actually the only one he's in. This Blofeld was specifically parodied as Doctor Evil in Austin Powers.

Notably, this was the first film to deviate significantly from the source novel, which has Bond, still reeling from the tragic events of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, being sent by M on an extremely tricky diplomatic mission to Japan in an attempt to shake him out of his Heroic BSOD. Apart from the Japanese setting, the basic characters of Tiger Tanaka and Dikko Henderson (both of whom were portrayed completely differently in the film), and Blofeld as the villain, it has little in common with its film adaptation.

Tropes used in You Only Live Twice include:
  • Action Girl:
    • Aki the Japanese spy is actually a pretty good example of the trope, since she's a Waif Fu with downright mean driving skills. Too bad she bit it.
    • Kissy isn't so bad either. Despite hiding behind Tanaka for most of it, she joins the assault on the SPECTRE volcano all while wearing a bikini, and even manages to get a few shots off.
  • Actor Allusion: Alexander Knox plays the U.S. President. If you look behind him, you can see a portrait of Woodrow Wilson. This is an in-joke, as Knox played the former President in 1944's Wilson.
  • Actor IS the Title Character: One poster design had "Sean Connery IS James Bond." Ironically, it was after this movie that Connery quit the role, partially because he wanted to be known as something other than Bond.
  • Adaptation Distillation:
    • The producers tried to do as in the book and use a castle by the sea. However, they found out there's no such thing in Japan (they are built well into land because of typhoons). The solution they found? A volcano base!
    • Roald Dahl had to create a new plot as he considered that the book was more of a travelogue than a novel.
  • All There in the Script: Kissy Suzuki is not called or mentioned by name at all during the actual movie.
  • America Saves the Day: Averted; Brits track the SPECTRE satellites to the Sea of Japan and the Japanese secret service, lead by its head honcho, Tiger Tanaka does much the grunt work of the case, including supplying its elite ninja unit for the assault on the secret base, while the US are all too willing to blame Russians.
  • Animal Motifs: Blofeld's famous white cat underlines his own cat-like qualities, such as his calm assurance, soft demeanour, and his habit of playing with his victims before killing them.
  • Artistic License Geography: It's 1796 miles between Hong Kong to Tokyo. That means that James Bond would either spend several days on the submarine travelling between the two cities or try to get from Hong Kong (where he was publicly "murdered") to Tokyo, (by air) without being noticed.
  • Assassin Outclassin': Helga Brandt attempts to kill Bond by leaving him aboard a crashing plane. When that fails, Osato sends assassins into the ninja school, one using poison (who manages to kill Aki instead) and another using a knife concealed in a staff. These failures lead to Blofeld killing both of them.
  • Artificial Limbs: Henderson has an artificial leg from the Battle of Singapore. Bond confirms it's him by smacking the leg hard with his cane. Henderson expresses relief that he'd chosen the correct leg.
  • Asshole Victim: Helga Brandt. Trying to make an excuse for failing to kill Bond is the worst thing any henchman can do in front of Blofeld, so it's unlikely anyone will feel sad for her when she's plunged into the piranha pool.
  • Awesome Yet Practical: Bond's safecracker gadget, it's a tiny device that would you definitely expect a spy like Bond to have in a pocket just in case there's a safe to break into. The fact that it can't account for a safe's alarm just makes it feel more real.
  • Bad Boss: Blofeld is even more of this than in his previous two movies. His lair has a moat full of piranahs which he drops failed agents into. The moat is in full view, implying he actively likes watch people eaten.
  • Balls of Steel: A martial artist is hit in the testicles, but it's revealed he had drawn them into his body.
  • Between My Legs: A common shot in Bond films; this shot is taken of a girl at the bath house framing James.
  • Big Bad: Ernst Stavro Blofeld
  • Big Red Button: Twice - one pushed by Bond to destroy the SPECTRE space ship, one used by Blofeld to activate his base's Self-Destruct Mechanism.
  • Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word: Blackmail may be an ugly word, but its closely related term, extortion, is fine with Blofeld. After all, Blofeld says upfront, "Extortion is my business." Of course, one of those words is in SPECTRE's acronym and the other isn't, which might explain the Insistent Terminology.
  • Blofeld Ploy: Done twice in this one, by you-know-who. First he uses it to kill Helga, who is a simple pawn, instead of Osato, and then later he hilariously points a gun at Bond and shoots Osato, only to attempt to kill Bond again mere seconds later in another location where he's conveniently subdued by one of Tiger's shurikens. Ironically, the worst death was endured by the female underling (Helga with piranhas), whereas Osato is « only » shot.
  • Bond One-Liner: "Bon appetit!" after Hans falls in the piranha pool.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity:
    • Blofeld actually calls his underlings out on this. When he captures Bond himself, he does make a mistake that allows Bond to escape (he shoots Osato first), but that doesn't seem to be an example of this as Bond was saved by events out of Blofeld's control.
    • Helga Brandt, a young and sexy SPECTRE underling, also proves to be very stupid when she decides to have sex with Bond instead of killing him. She then tries to kill him again post-coitus, and obviously fails.
    • Note that sending out their four attack helicopters to try and shoot down Bond was a pretty huge one. The whole point of the secret volcano base is that it is covert and hidden. Bond had made his sweep and found nothing and was about to head home ... when they tried to jump him. Which only confirmed that the base HAD to be somewhere here, leading to the Ninjas moving onto the island for the assault.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Hans.
  • Burial At Sea: Commander James Bond is buried at sea after being ambushed and killed in Hong Kong. Of course, what really happened was that MI-6 faked his death for SPECTRE's benefit, and his coffin, complete with breath mask and air tank, is picked up by a submarine.
  • China Takes Over the World: Blofeld is seen speaking to two sinister Asian types representing an unidentified government, in a plot to start World War III between Russia and America. The film is set in Japan but it is not them, as Japanese Secret Service helps Bond foil the plot.
  • Chronic Evidence Retention Syndrome: SPECTRE not only kept a photograph of their smuggling ship, but they helpfully annotated the fact that they killed the tourist for taking it, thus providing a clue for James Bond as to where to look.
  • Coitus Ensues: Subverted. Kissy emphatically insisted her fake marriage was strictly business and would not be consummated for their "honeymoon." This being a Bond movie, they still tried to do it, almost during a mission at that! Unfortunately M interrupted by surfacing a submarine directly beneath them while they were just getting started.
  • Collapsing Lair: After Blofeld activates a Self-Destruct Mechanism.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Both played straight and averted. The massive army of ninja towards the end is slaughtered when it initially attacks Blofeld's lair, but incredibly effective once Bond takes a hand and helps out.
    • They're slaughtered at the beginning because Blofeld's base has automated defenses, and later they can only come in a few at a time when Bond manages to open the crater hatch. To their credit, they then blow a hole in it so SPECTRE can't simply close it again.
  • Cool Plane: "Little Nellie"; actually a gyrocopter
  • Death by Sex:
    • Aki succumbs to Bond's charms, and while they're sleeping in the same bed afterwards she is killed by an assassination attempt meant for Bond.
    • Helga Brandt is also painfully killed by piranhas as a punishment to have allowed herself to have sex with Bond when she was ordered to kill him.
  • Death Trap: Brandt tries to kill Bond by holding him inside a crashing plane as she parachutes out the window. (don't ask how such a huge plank appears to trap Bond).
  • Description Cut: The British ambassador assures his colleagues that their "Man in Hong Kong" is right on the job. Cut to Bond in bed with a gorgeous Chinese girl (though she does turn out to be an enemy agent, so maybe he really was working).
  • Died Standing Up: Poor Henderson. dies from a dagger to the back as he stands next to a paper wall in mid-sentence.
  • Disposable Woman: When Roald Dahl was hired to write the screenplay, he was told that every Bond movie needs three Bond girls: one is pro-Bond and dies; another is anti-Bond but is won over by his charms; and the third, pro-Bond woman is the one he gets to bed at the end of the film. Dahl followed the template with Aki, Helga and Kissy respectively.
  • Double Take: When Osato sees Bond in the SPECTRE control room, he first turns back to his console and then turns slowly to look at him again with a stunned look on his face.
  • The Dragon: Hans
  • Dressing as the Enemy:
    • The escaped astronauts/cosmonauts dress in white SPECTRE security uniforms.
    • Earlier Bond uses a smog mask used by Henderson's assassin to pretend to be him, as well as doubling over to hide his height, pretending to be injured.

Blofeld: It won't be the nicotine that kills you, Mr. Bond.

    • Inverted with the rocket bullet cigarettes.

Tanaka: "These cigarettes may save your life."

  • Dueling Scar: This version of Blofeld has one.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: The SPECTRE launch facility. Entirely apart from all the side tunnels, the main set is staggeringly huge.
  • Epic Tracking Shot: Bond fights his way across the bad guys' port, filmed by a helicopter very high above the action so it looks like a bunch of ants fighting. Combined with the jazzy instrumental of the theme song playing, it is awesome. It also makes it easier to conceal the fact Sean Connery is probably being doubled.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Blofeld has Helga Brandt executed (by being tossed into a piranha-infested water pool) for failing to kill 007, Osato and the two Chinese emissaries can only watch in horror as Helga gets devoured in seconds.
  • Evil Plan: Blofeld's is to start World War III by destroying American and Russian spacecraft and framing the other. Again, SPECTRE had been hired to do this by a hostile foreign power.
  • Explosive Cigar: Tanaka gives James Bond a case of cigarettes that shoots a projectile when lit. Bond ends up using them to foil Blofeld's plan to start World War III.
  • Faking the Dead: Bond in the beginning, complete with through-and-through bullet holes and fake blood.
  • False-Flag Operation: SPECTRE does this to the U.S. and U.S.S.R. to make each think that the other is stealing its space capsules.
  • Fan Service: Should go without saying in a Bond movie. Examples include Bond main girl, Kissy Suzuki, wearing a white bikini while hiking up the Big Bad's lair. Eventually she puts on a sort of small bathrobe-kimono only to get rid of it later. For pretty much the last quarter of the film she's in a bikini. Also Tiger's bath servants.
    • They even apply the Japanese makeup to Bond in an operating theater wearing bikinis!
  • Far East: Blofeld's foreign partners are East Asians representing an unnamed country which is explicitly not Japan, but otherwise unspecified. Presumably, its identity is kept deliberately vague to avoid offending anyone—though it's fairly easy to guess who was its real-life inspiration.
  • Fast Roping: This is how Tiger Tanaka's ninjas descend into Blofeld's volcano base, but with a special roller apparatus to allow them to descend as fast as safely possible.
  • Fiery Redhead: Helga Brandt (which makes her actress - who is a brunette - saying the producers were looking for a blue-eyed blonde kind of weird...).
  • Five-Bad Band:
  • Forklift Fu: The Mooks at the Kobe docks.
  • Funny Background Event: When the rocket control room is under siege, Bond poses the question "Impregnable?" to Blofeld. Meanwhile, his cat is completely freaked out and trying to escape.
  • Giant Mook: Hans and the Japanese driver who unknowingly picks Bond and takes him to Osato Industries.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: After having been unseen in previous films, Blofeld, is finally introduced being bald and having a long vertical scar which passes through his right eye.
  • Hammerspace: Bond and Kissy climb the volcano and find Blofeld's lair - though Bond is wearing a simple Japanese fisherman's outfit, he suddenly has a second set of clothing underneath, along with wall-climbing suction cups, a gun, and cigarette case.
  • Hand Signals: Tiger Tanaka twice uses arm signals with his ninja army.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: After taking out a henchman during the fight in Osato's office, Bond breaks into a cupboard and takes a drink. Unfortunately for him, the only thing available is Siamese vodka.
  • IKEA Weaponry: "Little Nellie" is always packed up in kit-form until needed.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: While James Bond is attending a ninja school we see a martial arts expert do a fast draw, pretend to slice up several students and then sheath his sword just as quickly.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: Bond disguises himself as an astronaut, but is spotted by Blofeld when he tries to carry his air conditioner unit onto the spacecraft he's boarding.
  • In Name Only: The movie has extremely little in common with the novel by Ian Fleming, as the producers considered the novel (which was about Bond taking a contract on Blofeld and shutting down his garden full of ways for visitors to commit suicide, in exchange for the take from one of Tanaka's intelligence sources) completely unfilmable. The producers allowed Roald Dahl (who hated the book, considering it more of a travelogue than a novel) to create a new plot, given he followed the formula by not derailing Bond's character and having him romance three women, so the writer added a space program story similar to Dr. No.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: As the page quote shows, the warriors sent to help Bond storm the enemy base.
  • Japanese Like Me: Bond's disguise as a Japanese fisherman.
  • Katanas Are Just Better - While the Ninja squad that rescues Bond near the end do use some more modern equipment, there are still plenty of shots of them using shuriken and ninja blades successfully against the SMG armed minions.
  • Kidnapped by an Ally: Tanaka feels a need to have Bond lured down a corridor so he can fall through a trapdoor and down a chute which dumps him in a chair in the director's office. One can't help feeling that giving Bond a quiet invitation and directions to the stairs would have been less of a bother for both parties.
  • Last Request: Bond asks for a last cigarette which he uses to kill the mook closest to the controls opening the sliding roof.
  • Lock and Load Montage: The scene where "Little Nellie" gets assembled.
  • Made in Country X: After Bond breaks into the Osato offices, cracks a safe and kills the Mook who attacks him, he decides he needs to take a drink from Osato's bar. He takes a sip and notes with horror that he's drinking Siamese vodka.
  • Magical Security Cam: Viewers on the ground see one of the space capsule capture scenes from outside the spaceships - from the same angle as the audience see it. And earlier on, Tanaka's cameras record Bond pursuing Aki, and his helicopter towing away a carload of bad guys, with similar vantage points.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Helga Brandt gets Bond into a plane under the ruse that she is betraying her employer...then jumps out with a parachute after trapping him, leaving him to die in a plane crash.
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: American and Russian spacecraft are stolen → elaborate plan by SPECTRE to start a nuclear war between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
  • Moment Killer:
    • A SPECTRE helicopter passing overhead interrupts Bond and Kissy Suzuki's romantic interlude on the island.
    • And of course what becomes a Running Gag of Bond's superiors interrupting (either before, during or after) sex with the Bond girl at the end of the movie.
  • Mugged for Disguise: How Bond and the cosmonauts got their SPECTRE uniforms.
  • Murphy's Bed: Bond's death is faked in the opening by having him trapped in a fold-out bed in a hotel, which is then peppered with bullets by mooks.
  • Neck Snap: Bond uses it to kill the assassin who killed Henderson.
  • Never My Fault: When Blofeld reprimands Helga and Osato for failing to kill Bond in their first encounter, Helga attempts to put her failure solely on Osato when he reveals she didn't follow his orders. Blofeld doesn't take that well and has her fed to his piranhas shortly thereafter.
  • Oh Crap: Osato acts that way after he sees Blofeld's killing of his young female underling (Helga) after she failed him. Before he was calmly walking away, but after poor Helga’s agonizing and screaming death by getting her whole body shredded by piranhas, after which the Big Bad roars, "Kill Bond, NOW!", Osato scampers up the stairs in fright at his truly crazy boss.
  • One Last Smoke: Bond uses this as a ploy to help out his allies in their assault on the volcano.
  • The Oner: An extended helicopter tracking shot as Bond runs across a roof fighting SPECTRE minions.
  • Organ Dodge: Played with. Bond meets contact Dikko Henderson, borrows his walking stick, and smacks him hard in the leg — which is wooden and proves it really is him. Henderson is just glad he got the correct leg.
  • Overt Rendezvous: Bond meets with his Japanese Secret Service contact at a sumo match.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise - "Japanese Bond". It's a nod to the novel, where Bond really manages to look Japanese...somehow. He even fools Blofeld for a while after being captured.
  • Piranha Problem: Blofeld kept a piranha pond in his underground lair - handy for getting rid of failed and incompetent employees like Helga Brandt.
  • Playing Both Sides: SPECTRE is stealing American and Soviet spacecrafts to provoke a war.
  • Premature Eulogy: The one for James Bond, delivered by the Royal Navy as he's a member of the Royal Navy (RNVR in the novels, besides his other job...), quoting 1 Corinthians 15. Divers retrieve the "corpse" and cut open the lining to reveal 007, reporting for duty.
  • Railing Kill: Happens a lot during the big battle at the end.
  • Rare Guns: Tiger Tanaka's army utilizes Gyrojet pistols and rifles, in what is one of the few times the Gyrojet is seen used on film. They also used them in the book. Justified; at the time the film was made, Gyrojets were still available for sale and weren't the absurdly rare weapons they are today.
  • Recycled in Space: Inverted. This is the original attempt to trigger Nuclear War between Russia and the US, but it has since spawned many imitators; the plot would be recycled in the series itself for the 10th Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me, but its this one that is actually based in space.
  • Refuge in Audacity: While planning the car chase, Dana Broccoli (wife of one of the producers) suggested on having one of the cars being removed by a helicopter with a magnet. And they followed suit.
  • Retcon:
    • Bond tells Henderson that he has never been to Japan. In From Russia with Love, he was about to go on about some Noodle Incident involving him and M in Tokyo.
    • Blofeld says that Bond is the one man they know who carries a Walther PPK. Yet in the movie where the PPK was first issued to him, it was said to be used by the CIA (in fact Felix Leiter is shown to have one).
  • Revealing Coverup: SPECTRE, repeatedly. SPECTRE's assassination of Henderson seemingly prevented him from giving Bond a lead, but it inadvertently allowed Bond to follow the assassin's trail right back to Osato Industries and leading to him uncovering Osato's role in the plot anyway: thus learning the very thing that Henderson's murder was intended to prevent. Moreover, Osato inexplicably kept photographic evidence of its secret activities (rather than destroying such obviously sensitive information), along with stating that it had murdered a tourist to keep it secret. This evidence in turn leads Bond to the island which conceals SPECTRE's hidden volcano base. But the most egregious example is when Bond is doing aerial recon of the island and finds nothing of interest... until he gets attacked by four SPECTRE helicopters, tipping him off that their base has to be in that general area. Had SPECTRE stayed put, Bond would have reported to his superiors that he found nothing and SPECTRE's secret would have remained safely intact. In summary, the SPECTRE plot likely would have succeeded and their secret lair gone undiscovered had they not repeatedly tipped their hand with clumsy attempts at a cover-up.
  • Right-Hand-Cat - this is probably the trope maker, though Blofeld's cat had been featured before.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Much of the plot was inspired by the Cold War related space race of the 1960s, which had captured much public attention. Ironically, this movie was released five months following the Apollo 1 launchpad fire, which resulted in the deaths of three U.S. astronauts and resulted in N.A.S.A.'s suspension of U.S. manned space flight for over a year, which included the time frame of this movie's theatrical showings.
  • Safecracking: Bond breaks into a safe at the Osato Chemical Company.
  • Scenery Porn: Spectacular aerial footage of Japan.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism:
    • The SPECTRE space ship has a built-in self destruct device that's activated by an "exploder button" in the SPECTRE base.
    • The SPECTRE base has one too. When it is stormed, Blofeld throws a switch that sets off explosions and a volcanic eruption.
  • Sentry Gun: The "crater guns" that Blofeld ordered to be used against Tiger Tanaka's ninja army. They're quite effective in holding them off until Bond and Tanaka succeed in opening the entrance to the volcano base.
  • Shark Pool - Instead of sharks, there are piranha.
  • Sic Em: Osato tells Number 11 "Kill him!" and Blofeld says "Kill Bond! Now!"
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Blofeld. In the book (which takes place after On Her Majesty's Secret Service) James Bond strangles him with his bare hands. In the movie, he gets hit non-fatally with a ninja star but manages to escape)
  • The Speechless - Hans.
  • Spot the Imposter: Blofeld sees through Bond's astronaut disguise when he attempts to enter the capsule while carrying his air conditioner unit in his hand, something a real astronaut would never do.
  • Standard Hollywood Strafing Procedure: Kissy is strafed by a SPECTRE helicopter while she's swimming back to the village to notify Tiger Tanaka about the SPECTRE base in the volcano.
  • Stock Footage:
    • The American and Soviet space launches - although the latter is clearly using a clip of an American Gemini launch, as footage of a Soviet launch was probably unavailable due to the Soviets keeping such footage strictly classified so the Americans couldn't see what their rockets looked like.
    • There's also a lot of stock footage of B-52s taking off or in the air, to show American nuclear bombers heading to their fail-safe points.
  • Storming the Castle: The Ninja attack on the volcanic hideout.
  • Strictly Formula: A downright enforced case, as Roald Dahl found the original book lacking on plot and decided to do a story similar to Dr. No, and the producers' only imposition was to put "the girl formula", involving three women for Bond to seduce — an ally and a henchwoman who both get killed, and the main Bond girl (with only the last coming from the novel).
  • Supervillain Lair - A hollowed out volcano that is also used as a rocket launch base. It's one of the most famous and recognizable lairs in any fiction. It probably inspired a lot of later such lairs.
    • It's certainly lovingly parodied in the second Austin Powers movie, with entire sets recreated very closely.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: Two scenes have filmed footage that are slightly illogical: the television in Aki's car shows a helicopter throwing a car in the middle of the sea from above, and Blofeld's lair has a monitor showing a live space feed of the American ship about to be engulfed.
  • A Tankard of Moose Urine: Bond kills a mook and decides to raid Osato's drinks cabinet. Horrified at the taste of what he's poured himself, he exclaims "Siamese vodka!" before departing.
  • Tap on the Head:
    • A mook to Bond at the Kobe docks and Bond/astronauts to SPECTRE guards.
    • Bond and some captured astronauts take out several SPECTRE guards with punches.
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo: Though filmed on-location in Japan with Japanese actors, the film has some funny ideas about the country. This includes (but is not limited to) Japan's single most famous castle being a "secret" Ninja training base. Well, what better way to learn stealth than to avoid those pesky tourists?
  • Throw-Away Guns: Kissy shoots a mook who's about to kill Tanaka, then throws away her revolver and doesn't pick up another weapon (despite a major firefight all around her) spending the rest of the time clinging to Tanaka.
  • Title Drop: Blofeld says "You only live twice, Mr. Bond."
    • In the book, it's part of a haiku Bond composes.
  • To the Pain: When Helga Brandt has James Bond tied to a chair in her cabin, she pulls open a drawer to display a set of cutting utensils, including a dermatologist's dermatome. She takes out the dermatome and threatens to use it on Bond unless he talks.
  • Tokyo Tower: can be seen in a background shot when the helicopter picks up the car full of Evil Minions.
  • Trap Door: Blofeld has a bridge that collapses on command, dropping whatever is on it into the piranha-infested water. He uses it to execute Number 11 Helga Brandt. Also subverted when Japanese Secret Service chief Tiger Tanaka uses one of these (plus a slide) on Bond.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: It seems that, in a time when the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. had a monopoly on space flight, the people of Japan thought nothing of a rocket launch from one of their islands.
  • War for Fun and Profit: Blofeld is being paid to start World War Three between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., apparently by agents of Red China.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Say, did those American and Soviet astronauts ever make it back home?
  • When the Clock Strikes Twelve: After the Americans move their launch up to midnight (Japan Standard Time), Bond has to move quickly find the SPECTRE base and stop their plot.
  • Yellowface: Mostly averted; set in Japan, the movie features many well-known Japanese actors and actresses (and a Chinese actress in the beginning). But in a rare in-universe example, Bond spends time disguised as a Japanese peasant.
  • You Have Failed Me...: Blofeld does this to Helga Brandt (who's fed to Blofeld's piranhas), and Osato (who's shot).

The 1964 novel contains examples of: