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12/11/2023 4:36 pm  #1

Le Chiffre (Climax! Version)

Real Name: Le Chiffre
Aliases: Unspecified
Identity: Public (known as a dangerous criminal in the criminal underworld)
Occupation: Professional Gambler, Criminal Financier
Citizenship: Unspecified
Place of Birth: Unspecified
Known Relatives: Unspecified
Group Affiliation: Unspecified
Education: Unspecified
First Appearance: Climax! - "Casino Royale" (1954) - Television
History: Le Chiffre is a fictional character who made his first appearance in the 1954 television adaptation of Ian Fleming's novel "Casino Royale" on the show Climax!. In this version, Le Chiffre is portrayed by Peter Lorre.As a criminal financier and professional gambler, Le Chiffre is involved in high-stakes gambling and money laundering on behalf of international criminal organizations. He is known for his ruthlessness and cunning in both financial matters and the poker table. Le Chiffre's activities attract the attention of intelligence agencies and law enforcement due to his connections with dangerous criminal networks.The television adaptation follows the general plot of Ian Fleming's novel, with Le Chiffre attempting to recoup financial losses through a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. His character is defined by a cold and calculated demeanor, showcasing his ability to maintain composure under pressure.
Height: Unspecified
Weight: Unspecified
Eyes: Unspecified
Hair: Black
Abilities: Le Chiffre excels in strategic thinking, risk assessment, and manipulating financial transactions to his advantage. He is a skilled poker player, capable of reading opponents and using psychological tactics to gain an upper hand. While he does not possess physical superhuman abilities, his intelligence and cunning make him a formidable adversary.
Accessories: Le Chiffre is often seen with his trademark cigarette holder, reflecting his sophisticated and debonair persona. Additionally, he may use high-end gadgets and technology to aid in his criminal activities.
Notable Appearances:

  • Climax! - "Casino Royale" (1954) - Television

Peter Lorre's portrayal of Le Chiffre in the 1954 adaptation set the stage for future interpretations of the character. Le Chiffre remains a classic Bond villain, representing the intersection of financial intrigue, high-stakes gambling, and international crime in the world of espionage.

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