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"Shit!"
― Mr. Hinx, realizing he can't escape the chains.[src]

Mr. Hinx is a fictional assassin working for the terrorist organisation, SPECTRE, and is featured as the main henchman and the tertiary antagonist of the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. He is portrayed by American actor and former professional wrestler Dave Bautista.

Biography

Background

Mr. Hinx is an intelligent and brutal assassin, a high-ranking member of the SPECTRE organisation and associated with Ernst Stavro Blofeld during the film. This henchman is incredibly strong and also tremendously durable, capable of smashing through walls and enduring huge amounts of physical pain completely effortlessly. He is also very capable in a fight, nearly killing James Bond in Morocco. His signature weapon of choice is a double-barrelled AF2011A1 Dueller Prismatic which fires .45 calibre rounds.

Spectre (film)

Taking Guerra's Position

Mr. Hinx preparing to execute Guerra

Hinx was first present at the SPECTRE meeting at the Palazzo Cadenza in Rome. After Guerra volunteered to take over Marco Sciarra's mission to assassinate Mr. White, also known as the Pale King, Moreau asked if there are any challengers for Guerra's position. Mr. Hinx quietly entered the conference room and stood silently alongside Guerra. Asked why he is qualified to 'succeed' Guerra, Hinx promptly smashed Guerra's head onto the meeting table, gouged his eyes with his thumbs, and broke his neck, killing him. Hinx then threw his corpse aside and took the vacant seat, after using a handkerchief to wipe his metal thumb nails. Observing the meeting, James Bond's cover was blown by Ernst Stavro Blofeld and he escaped from the building in his Aston Martin DB10, pursued by Hinx in his own personal sport car, a Jaguar C-X75. Bond evaded the assassin by dousing the hood of his Jaguar with flame, and ejecting from the Aston Martin, just before it plunged into the Tiber river.

Hunting Mr. White's Family

Mr. Hinx threatens to kill Madeleine Swann

Under the orders of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Mr. Hinx subsequently arrives at Mr. White's shack in Altausee, Austria, only to find that he had already committed suicide. Looking around, Hinx spied White's surveillance system and utilised footage of his meeting with James Bond to discover the location of White's daughter, Madeleine Swann. Abducting Swann from the Hoffler Klinik, Hinx and his jeep convoy were pursued by 007 in an aircraft. Bond's battle-damaged plane stripped to its fuselage and engines, as Bond attempted to collide with Hinx; whose vehicle was driven off course and crashed into a nearby house, apparently killing Hinx. However, he was revealed to be merely unconscious, having been thrown through the car windscreen.

Ambush on the Train

Hinx furiously attempts to kill James Bond

Hinx would intercept James Bond and Madeleine Swann on a train crossing North Africa. He ambushed the pair as they were having their dinner, knocking Swann unconscious with a backhanded-blow while fighting against Bond. Hinx and Bond brawled through the carriages, with 007 attempting, unsuccessfully, to defeat the hulking assassin by attacking him with a knife, a tray, a crate and a wine bottle. Eventually Hinx's sheer strength overpowered Bond and he prepared to throw him out off the train. Bond was saved by Swann, who shot Hinx in the shoulder. However, her pistol clicked empty and Hinx started to strangle her. Just in time, Bond rescued her, attaching Hinx to a series of heavy barrels by a long chain wrapped around his neck. One by one, the barrels fell off, and with just enough time to realize his fate, Hinx cursed, before he was brutally yanked out of the speeding train by the final barrel, snapping his neck and killing him.

Behind the scenes

"When I came over to meet Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions. I asked him if Mr. Hinx was a badass. He said, 'Yes, he's a badass.' I said, 'Well, is Mr. Hinx intelligent?' He said, 'Very.' That's what I like about Mr. Hinx. He's very well-dressed and very well-mannered. I'm not just here to fight people. He has a sense of humour. He definitely knows what a metaphor is."
― Dave Bautista.[2]

Gallery

Mr. Hinx/Gallery

Trivia

  • According to casting sheets, Spectre director Sam Mendes and Dave Bautista, the character is a reference to Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.
  • His name is never mentioned in the film.
  • Mr. Hinx is the sixth henchman to be played by a wrestler (after Oddjob in Goldfinger, Dodge Driver in You Only Live Twice, Sandor in The Spy Who Loved Me, Lippe in Never Say Never Again and Gabor in The World Is Not Enough).
  • Mr. Hinx bears various similarities to previous Bond henchmen Oddjob and Jaws:
    • They all possess great physical strength, durability, and determination.
    • They serve as the primary henchman for the main villains (Auric Goldfinger for Oddjob, Karl Stromberg and Hugo Drax for Jaws, and Blofeld for Hinx).
    • They possess a gimmick for killing people (Oddjob using his steel-rimmed hat as a deadly projectile, Jaws biting people on the neck with his metal teeth, and Hinx gouging his victim's eyes out before breaking their neck).
    • They also barely say any words at all (Oddjob only speaking Korean to few of Goldfinger's North Korean henchmen, Jaws saying "Well, here's to us,", and Mr. Hinx muttering "Shit" before his death).
    • Mr Hinx has only line in film say "Shit"
  • Initially it was unknown whether or not, if he actually survived his final encounterment with Bond, and if he would show up again in the next film. However, seeing the fact that he did not return for No Time to Die, which is Daniel Craig's final outing, this would definitely confirm his death in Spectre.

See also

References

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