The only time 007 ever got married was at the end of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, when he wed Tracy di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg). Even Miss Moneypenny, with whom he flirted for years, was teary-eyed. Sadly, after they leave the reception, Mrs. Bond is gunned down by Blofeld's assistant, Irma Bunt. It's a devastating loss that will be avenged.

The theme of the quirky Diamonds Are Forever is deadly team-ups, from two Blofelds to the psycho assassins Wint and Kidd to the two nasty gymnastic killers named Bambi and Thumper. It's not an easy assignment for Bond.

After landing on the island den of master assassin Francisco Scaramanga (The Man with the Golden Gun), Bond faces a duel at dawn. But what seems like a simple showdown on the beach turns into a hunt through the killer's warped fun house, which is complete with a statue replica of Bond - something that comes in very handy for 007.

The gnarliest Bond villain has to be the silent Jaws, an imposing, snarling hulk with metal teeth who chomps on his victims like a vampire. When 007 and Major Anya Amasova pursue Jaws into a desert temple during The Spy Who Loved Me, he ambushes them. But even after rocks collapse on him, the inhuman killer emerges to slowly rip apart their van by hand as they try to drive away.

Attempting to bump off Bond, sinister Moonraker entrepreneur Hugo Drax invites him to shoot pheasant, with a hidden assassin waiting to stage "an accident." Bond fires away. "You missed, Mr. Bond," declares Drax. The sniper falls out of the tree, dead. "Did I?" quips 007.

In Octopussy, Bond races to defuse a bomb that's at a circus on a U.S. military base in West Germany. After stealing a car, he evades Russian soldiers, German police, and, later, when he crashes onto the base, American GIs. Then he dons a clown outfit in order to infiltrate what could turn into a three-ring inferno. Not 007's most dignified moment, but certainly one of his finest.

While A View to a Kill was a rather tepid entry in the series, it is notable for pairing two classic TV crime fighters together: The Saint's Roger Moore as 007 and The Avengers' Patrick Macnee as Sir Godfrey Tibbett. A truly cool duo.