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Bill Fairbanks, known by the the code-name 002, was a fictional intelligence operative of the 'Double-O' ('00') Branch, an ultra-covert Black Ops unit within the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6). The character was mentioned in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. To date, across the James Bond franchise as a whole, there have been two individuals who have held the number 002.

Film biography

In 1969, Fairbanks was with belly dancer at a cabaret in Beirut, Lebanon, when he was fatally shot through the neck by professional assassin Francisco Scaramanga. The golden bullet which killed him was found lodged in the wall by the dancer, which she pocketed as a good luck charm. Consequently, the identity of the killer was never confirmed until James Bond investigated the venue several years later in pursuit of Scaramanga.

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