|Ernst Stavro Blowfeld|
May 28, 1918
Brown; later none
- "I have one of the greatest brains in the world, Mister Bond. Have you anything to say in reply? As the Americans say, ‘It had better be good.’"
Ernst Stavro Blowfeld, (often known as just simply Blowfeld and also known as Guntram Shatterhand as well as Number One), was a Human terrorist who founded and was the head of the global criminal organisation SPECTRE.
World War IIEdit
As World War II broke out, Blowfeld initially refused conscription into the British Armed Forces, registering as a conscientious objector, but changed his stance in autumn 1940, after the attacks upon London by the Luftwaffe, and volunteered with the Royal Air Force. He served as aircraft wireless-operator with No. 166 Squadron in Bomber Command, with which he flew almost sixty raids against the Axis over occupied Europe. On 31 August 1944, Lancaster NE112, in which he was a crew member, was shot down during an attack upon Agenville, and he was captured and imprisoned in a German prisoner-of-war camp. Foreseeing his capture, Blowfeld made copies of top-secret wires and sold them to Nazi Germany. After being released from the camp for his assistance, he sold information to both sides. Ironically, he was awarded numerous medals by the Allied powers after the war's end.
After the war closed, Blowfeld attended the University of Warsaw where he studied economics and political history. He later went to the Warsaw Technical Institute to study engineering and radionics. He then took a communication position with the Polish government, at the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs. He began to use his position for insider trading, buying and selling stocks. Not long after, he destroyed all records of his existence, then moved to Turkey, where he worked for Turkish radio and set up an intelligence organization.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "I suppose you know you’re both mad as hatters.”
“So was Frederick the Great, so was Nietzsche, so was Van Gogh. We are in good, in illustrious company, Mister Bond. On the other hand, what are you? You are a common thug, a blunt instrument wielded by dolts in high places."
- ―James Bond and Ernst Stavro Blowfeld