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When judged under the criterium of realism, which fictional spies are the worst?

Asked by ragingloli (52033points) June 20th, 2021
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For example:
Austin Powers, James Bond, or Harry Tasker.

Are there any good spies in fiction?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

What about James Coburn – “star” of the Flint series (our Man Flint, among others), which were themselves parodies of James Bond.

And then Don Adams in the Get Smart movies and TV show, which was hilarious for its time.

They’re all bad.

Having said that – Connery was the best Bond and Pierce Brosnan was the worst.

flutherother's avatar

The least realistic is Mrs Emily Pollifax a widow and senior citizen who decides one day to leave her comfortable apartment in New Brunswick, New Jersey and join the CIA thinking Red China was a set of dishes.

George Smiley OBE is the most realistic. His creator, John le Carre knew what he was talking about as he worked for MI5 and MI6.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Maxwell Smart from Get Smart !

Caravanfan's avatar

Going to go with Bond. Just rewatched Skyfall last night. I love that movie because of Roger Deakins, but there were countless situations where any normal human would have died.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Hands down. Even though I always like the TV show and film spin offs

YARNLADY's avatar

Pink panther

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filmfann's avatar

Phil Moscowitz amiable zany.

kneesox's avatar

@elbanditoroso you don’t think George Lazenby was the exceedingly awful worst?

elbanditoroso's avatar

@kneesox he’s in the running, but Brosnan was embarrassing.

filmfann's avatar

Of the Bonds, Roger Moore was easily the worst.

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