NECROS

Entry Source: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


Formidable blond assassin (in the Red Grant mold) employed by renegade Russian General Georgi Koskov (JEROEN KRABBÉ) in The Living Daylights and portrayed by Andreas Wisniewski. Necros’s first mission is to spirit Koskov away from the Bladen safe house in England, where the defector is being interrogated by British Intelligence.

Impersonating a milkman he strangled, Necros breaks into the house, kills a British agent during a boisterous fight in the kitchen, and grabs Koskov, who’s quickly taken to a waiting Red Cross helicopter—actually, more of Koskov’s men. In order to further convince the British that the KGB is behind a plot called “Smiert Spionam” (“Death to Spies”), Necros is sent to Vienna where he kills local Section Chief. Saunders (THOMAS WHEATLEY).

Necros is at the trade convention in Tangier when Bond (TIMOTHY DALTON) “assassinates” KGB Chief General Pushkin (JOHN RHYS-DAVIES). It’s a fake killing that’s planned to expose Koskov’s real plot involving a huge diamonds-for-opium swap with the Snow Leopard Brotherhood of Afghanistan.

Drugged and shipped to Afghanistan on a Russian military transport, Bond escapes, joins forces with the Mujahedeen rebels, and participates in an attack on the Soviet air base where Koskov’s transport is being loaded with the opium cache. Bond hijacks the transport and takes off with Necros on board.

Leaving the flying to cellist Kara Milovy (MARYAM D’ABO), who inadvertently opens the cargo hold in midair, Bond and Necros engage in an incredible fight while hanging onto the netting that holds the opium bundles in place. Bond eventually gets the upper hand, and Necros falls to his death.