- SMERSH — ShMiERt SHpionam, "Death to Spies", Bond's original nemesis in the novels, though only briefly mentioned in the films (apparently disbanded 20 years prior to the events of The Living Daylights). The Soviet agency in charge of assassination, loosely based on the real-life SMERSH.
- SPECTRE — Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, first appeared in the novel Thunderball and replaced SMERSH as Bond's nemesis in the films. An independent terrorist organisation, headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
- The Spangled Mob — Bond's enemy in the novel Diamonds Are Forever. They also appear in Goldfinger and The Man with the Golden Gun. An American Mafia family based in Las Vegas.
- Drax Metals — Hugo Drax's company.
- Stromberg Shipping Line — Karl Stromberg's organisation.
- Entreprises Auric A.G. — Auric Goldfinger's organisation.
- KGB — Soviet intelligence agency.
- Janus Syndicate — Alec Trevelyan's vehemently anti-British terrorist organisation in the Bond film GoldenEye.
- The Scales of Justice — Movement in John Gardner's The Man from Barbarossa.
- Yakuza — Japanese crime gang in the novel The Man with the Red Tattoo.
- COLD — The Children of Last Days, terrorist organisation that Bond faces in the novel COLD.
- The Union — Villainous organisation in Raymond Benson's novels High Time to Kill, Doubleshot and Never Dream of Dying.
- OCTOPUS — Replaced SPECTRE in the video game From Russia with Love for copyright reasons.
- BAST — Brotherhood of Anarchy and Secret Terrorism featured in the novel Win, Lose or Die.
- Quantum — a shadowy criminal organisation seen in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Strictly apolitical—but with considerable political influence of their own—they deal with anyone whose interests converge with their own. Known members include an extensive network of current and former politicians, business people and intelligence agents. One of their leading members, Dominic Greene, leads a cover organisation called Greene Planet.
- SCUM — Stands for "Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem", the main villainous organisation in the James Bond Jr. series.
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