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"I met your new 007. She's a disarming young woman."
― James Bond to M.[src]

M. Nomi, also known by the cryptonym "007"[1], is a fictional operative of the "Double-O" (00) branch, an ultra-covert Black Ops unit within the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6).[2] The '00' prefix indicates her discretionary licence to kill in the performance of her duties. An ally portrayed by British actress Lashana Lynch, the character appeared in the 2021 James Bond film No Time To Die.

Biography

"Look, this all seems like heaven, this little bubble or whatever. But it's so obviously you're man who only has time to kill, nothing to live for. So, Valdo Obruchev is off-limits. You get in my way, I will put a bullet in your knee."
― Nomi to James Bond[src]

Following the retirement of James Bond, Nomi assumed the role of 007. Following the disappearance of an important scientist, Valdo Obruchev, Nomi observes James Bond while in disguise at a bar. She sabotages Bonds' Land Rover and gives him a ride home, claiming to be a diver who salvages old wrecks. Once they arrive at his place, she reveals herself and warns him off chasing after Obruchve, not knowing that Bond refused Felix Leiter's request. He tells her that he doesn't work for M anymore. She introduces herself to him as the new 007 and taunts him with her status, suggesting that he thought the number would be retired with him. He, however, replies that it's just a number. "See you in Cuba?" she asks, leaving.

Ultimately, Bond does decide to take up the mission, but at Leiter's behest, rather than Nomi's. He teams up with another CIA agent, Paloma, in order to infiltrate the El Nido Bar and retrieve Obruchev. Meanwhile, Nomi works the same mission, coming into conflict with both Bond and Paloma. The two get the drop on Nomi, succeeding in taking charge of Obruchev and leaving her behind.

Bond delivers Obruchev to Leiter, but the two of them are ultimately betrayed by another CIA agent, Logan Ash, who is secretly working for Safin as part of the conspiracy, Project Heracles. Bond travels back to Britain and the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service in order to confront M. There, he once again runs into Nomi, who is irritated at Bond's presence and even more so when Bond is called into an exclusive meeting with M. Later, after Bond is reinstated as an agent, she becomes confused, wondering if the 007 title is hers again, or if it has reverted back to him. Ultimately, however, she herself asks that the title be given back to Bond.

Nomi joins Bond, aided by Q, and the two of them travel to the secret World War II base that Safin is using as his headquarters. While Bond deals with Safin, Nomi once again tracks down Obruchev. Obrcuhev, irritated at being captured again, taunts Nomi by telling her that he can reprogram the nanobots used in Project Heracles and make them target anyone of African descent, wiping the race from the world. Aghast, and having had more than enough, Nomi declares that it is "Time to Die." She pushes him into a large vat of water filled with nanobots, resulting in his swift death.

Bond gives Nomi the job of escorting Madeleine and their daughter to safety. Nomi accomplishes this and provides cover until they can be safely extracted. After James's death, Nomi, M, Q and Moneypenny all share a drink to his memory.

Personality

Nomi is described as being both highly skilled and slightly cocky.[3]

Gallery

Nomi/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Daley-Ward, Yrsa (3rd November 2020). Women of the Year: Lashana Lynch on making history as the first Black female 007 (En-UK). Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved on 2021-05-04. “...in which she stars as Nomi, the secret agent who inherits the 007 title while Bond himself is in exile.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Various. (2019). NO TIME TO DIE Trailer UK (YouTube). James Bond 007 (official).
  3. NO TIME TO DIE - New Agents. YouTube (September 13, 2021). Retrieved on Septmber 26, 2021.
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