- ― Mr. Hinx, realizing he can't escape the chains.
Mr. Hinx is an assassin working for the villainous organization, SPECTRE, and is featured as the main henchman and the tertiary antagonist of the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. He is portrayed by American actor and wrestler David Bautista.
Mr. Hinx is an intelligent and brutal assassin, a high-ranking member of the SPECTRE organisation and associated with Ernst Stavro Blofeld during the film. This henchman is incredibly strong and also tremendously durable, capable of smashing through walls and enduring huge amounts of physical pain completely effortlessly. He is also very capable in a fight, nearly killing James Bond in Morocco. His signature weapon of choice is a double-barrelled AF2011A1 Dueller Prismatic which fires 45. caliber rounds.
Hinx is first present at the SPECTRE meeting at the Palazzo Cadenza in Rome. After Guerra volunteers to take over Marco Sciarra's mission to assassinate the Pale King, Moreau asks if there are any challengers for Guerra's position. Mr. Hinx quietly enters the conference room and stands silently alongside Guerra. Asked why he is qualified to 'succeed' Guerra, Hinx promptly smashes Guerra's head on the meeting table, gouges his eyes with his metal fingernails on his thumbs, and breaks his neck, killing him. Hinx then throws his corpse aside and takes the vacant seat after using a handkerchief to wipe his metal thumb nails. After Bond escapes the meeting Hinx starts chasing him in his own personal sport car, a Jaguar C-X75. Bond ejects from his Aston Martin DB10 before it drives into the river.
The Blofeld's henchman hunts Bond throughout the film, narrowly missing the spy when he reaches White's house in Austria.
He is then deployed to arrest Madeleine Swann, provoking Bond to chase after him in a plane; when he spots the plane, Hinx fires his double-barreled pistol at it to dissuade him, blowing several holes in the fuselage. An intense chase breaks out between three jeeps - Hinx and Swann in one of them - and Bond's plane that splits through the Austrian mountains and destroys a myriad of buildings in the process. Bond eventually catches up with Hinx, and attempts to collide with him. Hinx goes off course and crashes into a nearby house, where he apparently dies. However, he is revealed to be truly unconscious, despite immense critical injury sustained in the crash - him and Dr. Swann are the only survivors out of the jeep occupants.
Hinx then appears for a last time on Bond's train journey through Morocco where he ambushes Bond and Swann in the middle of a meal, knocking Swann unconscious with a single backhander to the face. He throws Bond through several carriages and rooms, but the spy fights back and a brutal fist fight breaks out. 007 tries to defeat Hinx by attacking him with a knife, a tray, a crate and a wine bottle but all of them are entirely ineffective. Eventually Hinx's sheer strength overpowers Bond and he prepares to throw him out of the train. Bond is saved by Swann who shoots Hinx in the shoulder, causing him to dive for cover. When Swann's gun is empty, Hinx attacks her and tries to strangle her but Bond attacks again, attaching a chain between Hinx and a series of barrels, before pushing the barrels off the train. One by one, the barrels fall off, slowly overpowering Hinx. With just enough time to realize his fate, Hinx utters the expletive "Shit" - his only spoken line in the film, before he is brutally yanked out of the speeding train by the final barrel.
Since he is not seen again for the remainder of the film, and that the momentum of being pulled out of the train would probably have snapped his neck, he is presumed dead.
Behind the scenes
- "When I came over to meet Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions. I asked him if Mr. Hinx was a badass. He said, 'Yes, he's a badass.' I said, 'Well, is Mr. Hinx intelligent?' He said, 'Very.' That's what I like about Mr. Hinx. He's very well-dressed and very well-mannered. I'm not just here to fight people. He has a sense of humour. He definitely knows what a metaphor is."
- ― David Bautista.
- According to casting sheets, Spectre director Sam Mendes and actor David Bautista, the character is a reference to Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.
- His name is never mentioned in the film.
- Mr. Hinx is the fourth henchman to be played by a wrestler (after Oddjob in Goldfinger, The Driver in You Only Live Twice and Lippe in Never Say Never Again).
- Mr. Hinx bears various similarities to previous Bond henchmen Oddjob and Jaws:
- They all possess great physical strength, durability, and determination.
- They serve as the primary henchman for the main villains (Auric Goldfinger for Oddjob, Karl Stromberg and Hugo Drax for Jaws, and Franz Oberhauser for Hinx).
- They possess a gimmick for killing people (Oddjob using his steel-rimmed hat as a deadly projectile, Jaws biting people on the neck with his metal teeth, and Hinx gouging his victim's eyes out before breaking their neck).
- They also barely say any words at all (Oddjob only speaking Chinese to few of Goldfinger's Chinese henchmen, Jaws saying "Well, here's to us,", and Mr. Hinx muttering "Shit" before his death).
- As seen on the casting sheets, and according to Sam Mendes and Dave Bautista, the character was indeed meant to invoke Oddjob and Jaws.
- It's rumored that David Bautista will return in the next Bond film which presumably will be titled Shatterhand, therefore, Mr. Hinx may have survived his last encounter with Bond.