List of James Bond henchmen in GoldenEye: Wikis


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This is a list of henchmen from the James Bond 1995 film GoldenEye.


Xenia Onatopp

Xenia Onatopp
Character from the James Bond franchise
Affiliation Soviet Military / Janus
Portrayed by Famke Janssen

Xenia Sergeevna Onatopp (Russian: Ксения Сергеевна Онатопп) is a supporting villain in the James Bond film GoldenEye, played by actress Famke Janssen.


Xenia, born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, was a fighter pilot in the Red Air Force. After the collapse of the USSR, she joined the crime syndicate Janus, led by renegade MI6 agent Alec Trevelyan. Early in the movie, Bond gets into a car chase with her, meets her at a casino, and places her under surveillance.

She is a classic representation of a "femme fatale", and can derive sexual satisfaction through killing. In one memorable scene, she lures Canadian admiral Chuck Farrell (Billy J. Mitchell) onto a yacht moored off Monte Carlo. As she climaxes, the admiral is dying of suffocation.

Later, she and turncoat Russian General Arkady Ourumov use the hijacked Tiger in an attack on the Severnaya satellite control center in central Siberia, where they steal the controller for the GoldenEye electromagnetic pulse (EMP) satellite weapon. During the attack, she fires an AKSU-74 carbine around the control room, murdering all the military personnel and technicians present, again getting sexually aroused and moaning with pleasure in the process, scaring even Ourumov.

She then appears as Bond's link to the Janus group. In a meeting arranged by Bond's dealings with Valentin Zukovsky, a Russian arms dealer, Xenia arrives to meet Bond as he swims lengths in the Turkish Baths of his hotel - The St Petersburg Grand. Initially sneaking around the pool, Bond discovers her presence and hurls her into the steam room. Exchanging lines and revealing their attraction for one another, Xenia attempts to seduce Bond, forcefully kissing him and coercing the agent to set down his weapon, before biting his lip, causing him to hurl her at the wall. Following an altercation with suggestive undertones, Bond finally draws his weapon on her and demands to be taken to Janus.

After taking Bond to the Statue Graveyard where Janus awaits, she is killed in Cuba protecting the new Janus base, when Bond connects the rope she rappelled down to her safety harness, grabs her AK-74 rifle that was slung across her back and kills the helicopter's pilot by shooting into the helicopter's cockpit from the ground, pulling Onatopp off Bond and trapping her in the crotch of a tree, with her safety harness crushing her to death. As Bond quips, "She always did enjoy a good squeeze"

Other appearances

Onatopp has appeared in a number of James Bond video games as a playable multiplayer character. Her first appearance was in the 1997 video game adaptation of GoldenEye, GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. She is with Trevelyan on the train stage of the game. If the player quickly shoots her after eliminating Ourumov, she will yell to Trevelyan that she is wounded and to wait up for her. This buys the player more time to escape from the train. She later reappears in the jungle stage. Similar to the film, she is killed in the jungles of Cuba after battling with Bond, although Bond is unable to make her die by way of the tree trunks, and she never engages in her trademark physical attacks, using firearms instead. Killing Xenia is the only way for the player to dual-wield two different guns in the game without a complex series of button presses; Xenia uses an RC-P90 and a grenade launcher at the same time.

In the James Bond game Nightfire, Xenia also appears as a multiplayer character. She can be unlocked by a cheat on the cheats menu and the code is JANUS, the organization she worked for in the movie.

She later appeared in the spinoff Bond game, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent where she worked for Dr. Julius No and was GoldenEye's alluring opponent, and appears to be commander of an army of Dr. No's that has taken over Hoover Dam. She is killed in Rogue Agent after being thrown off of the Hoover Dam, while fighting Goldeneye. In the game she was voiced by actress Jenya Lano.

After her portrayal by Famke Janssen, Xenia was voted the 5th most memorable Bond Girl.[1]

Boris Grishenko

Boris Ivanovich Grishenko
Character from the James Bond franchise
Affiliation Russian Defence Space Division / Janus
Portrayed by Alan Cumming

Boris Ivanovich Grishenko (Russian: Борис Иванович Грищенко) is a fictional character genius in the James Bond film GoldenEye played by Scottish actor Alan Cumming.

He is a brilliantly talented computer programmer and hacker who has hacked the United States Department of Justice. He is boldly confident and a witty non-conformist, often shouting his catchphrase, "I am invincible!" whenever he succeeds. All in all, he is disliked by many of his lifeless colleagues, who see him as an overwrought prankster, especially about his habits of using slang about breasts and/or buttocks as passwords. Boris frequently spins pens with his hands while working, and is often seen typing with one hand.

Boris works at the Severnaya observatory in Siberia which watches over the two weapons satellites, Petya and Mischa. Boris flees the facility, flying off with General Arkady Ouromov and Xenia Onatopp moments before its destruction, having allied himself with Alec Trevelyan to shift ownership of the GoldenEye satellite. His main purpose with Janus is to operate the GoldenEye satellite in exchange for a share of the profits. Boris helps his comrades kidnap Natalya Simonova, the only other survivor of the attack on Severnaya.

While attempting to crack the access codes for the GoldenEye, he obtains a grenade disguised as a pen from Bond's wide arsenal of gadgets. After unknowingly activating it, Bond knocks the pen out of his hand, leading to an explosion that destroys much of the control center, giving Bond and Natalya a perfect opportunity to escape. After surviving the destruction of the satellite control room, Boris shouts his catchphrase before vats of liquid nitrogen explode, freezing his victoriously grinning person. He appears in the videogame chronologically earlier than the incident at Severnaya.

Boris in GoldenEye 007 video game

Boris appears twice in GoldenEye 007, a video game for the Nintendo 64 based on the film. The first time the player meets him is in the Severnaya observatory, where he is simply known as "Programmer". The player coerces him into disabling the security on a mainframe. This event does not occur in the film, as Bond never goes to the observatory in Severnaya in the movie.

The next time the player sees him is in the satellite control centre. When they meet, Boris fumbles with a Walther PPK (called PP7 in game for copyright reasons), then begs for his life claiming "Trevelyan made me do it!" Killing Boris will result in a mission failure, as Natalya claims to have seen Bond kill Boris on a security camera and refuses to help Bond any more.

Boris is also playable as a multiplayer character.

General Ourumov

Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov
Character from the James Bond franchise
Affiliation Soviet Army / Russian Ground Forces / Janus
Portrayed by Gottfried John

General Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov (Russian: Аркадий Григорович Урумов) is a supporting villain and henchman in the James Bond film GoldenEye, played by German actor Gottfried John. At first the audience is led to believe Ourumov is the main antagonist of the film. However it is later on revealed that Alec Trevelyan 006 is the real villain.


Joining the Soviet Army at 18, Ourumov always had a zeal for power, and would constantly use any means necessary to get his way to the top. 27 years later, Ourumov, who had grown tiresome of having little power, was finally promoted to colonel and was given the important job of being in charge of a Soviet Russian Chemical Weapons Factory. During his early days in his new position he meets a young and bitter Alec Trevelyan, who tells Ourumov of his past, his hatred for MI6 and his future intentions, but making sure to leave out a few vital details about himself. Alec offers Ourumov a part in his plan and that he will be paid well and receive his status as the next "Iron Man Of Russia", Ourumov graciously accepts. The two pledge not to see each other until Alec and James Bond were to go on a mission to destroy Ourumov's base. However, Ourumov and Alec had different plans. Alec deliberately gets himself caught by Ourumov and his men, and Bond witnesses as Ourumov shoots Alec in the head. Ourumov attempts to catch Bond and almost succeeds, but Bond just manages to escape.

The shooting was staged, however. Unbeknownst to Bond, Trevelyan is alive, albeit deeply scarred on the right side of his face (courtesy of Bond, whose explosives he had detonated earlier). He becomes an international terrorist under the name "Janus" (The two-faced Roman god). Ourumov, supposed to be executed for the destruction of the chemical weapons base, frames one of his soldiers for the incident and is instead promoted to the rank of Colonel General, and is placed in charge of the Severnaya Space Facility in Siberia. Ourumov also has the job of employing another member for The Janus Crime Syndicate - he hires Xenia Onatopp, an ex-Soviet fighter pilot, whom he is familiar with. For the next nine years The Janus Crime Syndicate would terrorize Russia without getting caught and with all their identities remaining secret, and Ourumov was earning more power, which started to trouble the Russian Government.

A year before the main plot of Goldeneye takes place, Ourumov completes the establishment of their syndicate's greatest weapon: "GoldenEye". Two Goldeneye satellite dishes were built: one in Siberia, and one hidden in Cuba. Anyone who became suspicious of Ourumov was killed by Xenia. The Syndicate's first act was to take place, the stealing of The Tiger Helicopter Ourumov and Xenia personally took care of the operation under the strict order of Janus not to fail. They successfully manage to steal it before Bond could stop them, and arrive in Siberia hours later where the Second Act of their operation would take place. Ourumov made sure to hire the most intelligent computer programmer to take care of the Goldeneye weapon: Boris Grishenko. Ourumov and Xenia enter the satellite base where the corrupt general orders one of his men to give him the Goldeneye and authorization codes they need to testfire Goldeneye. Upon receiving these, Xenia suddenly shoots everyone in the base, and together they arm the Goldeneye to fire on Severnaya to eliminate the evidence. The two leave, pleased with their success, not knowing one person is still alive - Natalya Simonova.

Ourumov and Xenia take Boris with them and escape moments before the Goldeneye weapon detonates, and their witness Natalya narrowly escapes. Afterwards, Ourumov heads back to Russia to report to Defense Minister Mishkin. Ourumov soon learns that Natalya Simonova is alive and he leaves immediately frustrated with Xenia's failure to kill "everyone". He assigns Boris and Xenia to find her, which doesn't take them long. Ourumov takes Natalya to Alec's hideout where he ties her up in the Tiger helicopter to await her death. Bond also ends up tied up in the helicopter, moments after learning Alec is alive and that he is a traitor. Bond and Natalya escape moments before the Tiger helicopter explodes, but are soon caught by Russian troops and taken to a large government building where they are locked in a prison cell.

Later, upon hearing that Mishkin had Bond and Natalya in custody, Ourumov arrives and storms into the cell where Mishkin is interrogating the pair. Ourumov argues with Mishkin trying to convince him that Bond is the traitor. Mishkin yells for a guard to arrest Ourumov but the general turns and shoots both the guard and Mishkin with Bond's gun. After improvising a cover story, Ourumov then calls for the guards to kill Bond and Natalya, but is grabbed by Bond, beaten, and thrown into a wall knocking him flat. Ourumov leads his soldiers throughout the base, searching for Bond and Natalya. Ourumov's men capture Natalya, leaving Bond to escape on his own. Ourumov takes one of his men and Natalya and they escape out into the streets by car, but soon Bond bursts through a wall behind them in a tank. He leaves behind a path of destruction as he chases Ourumov through the streets of St. Petersburg. Largely through proper use of the Bumper, Ourumov escapes and arrives at Alec's personal train. He kills the soldier who drove them there in order to prevent him from revealing what Ourumov has done. Ourumov boards the train with Natalya, and explains to Trevelyan what has happened and that Bond has escaped. Later, their journey is halted by Bond, who uses the hijacked tank to stop the train. Bond boards the damaged train and holds Trevelyan and Onatopp at gun point. Ourumov is called in and he holds Natalya with a gun to her head. Bond reveals to Ourumov that Alec is a Lienz Cossack, leaving Ourumov shocked. Alec smooths things over by telling him how rich and powerful he will soon be. Bond demands that Natalya be released. Alec nods for Ourumov to shoot Natalya, but his intention is for Ourumov to distract Bond while he escapes, throwing the Russian General into a sacrificial lamb, at which, Ourumov is too slow and ends up being shot by Bond's AKS-74U, thereby putting an end to the life of the "Iron Man Of Russia".

Ourumov in GoldenEye 007 video game

In GoldenEye 007, a video game for Nintendo 64 based on the movie, Ourumov appears in only three of the game's missions, initially when the then-Colonel murders 006, another in which Bond infiltrates a Russian facility in Kyrgyzstan to investigate an unscheduled test firing of a missile, believed to be a cover for the launch of a GoldenEye satellite (this location, however, is never shown or mentioned in the film), and lastly in a mission aboard Janus' armoured train, where the General is holding Natalya Simonova at gunpoint. As in the movie, Bond shoots the General while in the train, thus saving Natalya's life. Ourumov is a playable character in the multiplayer mode.

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