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message 1: by Feliks, Moderator (last edited Aug 05, 2015 11:40AM) (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) | 1166 comments Mod
Michel's comment in a concurrent post inspires this thread.

Who are the strangest fictional intelligence chiefs you can name?

My vote goes to 'Dragon' in the Jonathan Hemlock novels of Trevanian. He's wheelchair/bedridden, constantly has his blood scrubbed and recycled by expensive medical equipment; and --as a 100% albino--can't tolerate any light at all; his office is lit only by dim infra-red bulbs. He lives in the dark like a reptile.

Another good one might be 'Mummy' from The Manchurian Candidate'

message 2: by Samuel (last edited Aug 07, 2015 11:24PM) (new)

Samuel  | 647 comments Tough one.
I guess the closest to the criteria would be (literary) Blofeld who technically does run a private intelligence firm/profit motivated terrorist organization. Primarily due to the increasingly ludicrous plastic surgery he utilizes. Especially the look he's taken on in "You Only Live Twice". I suppose it's due to his disintegrating sanity.

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