Patrice is a fictional mercenary who appeared in EON Productions' 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. Rapace's likeness would subsequently appear in the video game 007 Legends (2012) and the 2015 film Spectre. The character would also be re-imagined for the 2015 video game James Bond: World of Espionage, portrayed by an unknown actor.
He first appeared in the pre-title sequence of Skyfall, having killed the MI6 Operative Ronson, and stolen a list with the identities of all MI6 field agents. M orders James Bond and Eve Moneypenny to follow him. When Bond was picked up by Eve, he was escaping in a black Audi A5 and after a car chase, he gets out and starts firing at them with a Glock 18, loaded with a 100-round magazine and only took down some of the police officers, who spotted Patrice speeding pass them and soon removed the clip. Patrice then took one of the police officer's motorbikes and tries to get away, but was pursued by Bond. After a chase through a market, Patrice was stopped by Eve, pointing a Walther PPK at him but he manages to get on top of a train and Bond catches up with him. With Eve chasing after them in the Land Rover, Bond managed to catch up with Patrice and they started shooting a little with Patrice using his gun with a 33-round magazine. After Bond's gun ran dry and he uses a digger to catch up, Patrice manages to shoot Bond in the shoulder and when the digger was coming closer, Patrice used the last of his rounds to shoot the cable connecting the digger and threw away the empty gun while running off. Bond managed to catch up with Patrice and they fought on the roof of the train, ducking down to avoid a tunnel and after getting past it, they resume fighting, not noticing another tunnel. On orders from M, Moneypenny shoots to kill him, but accidentally hits Bond, whom falls to his apparent death in the river, letting Patrice escape.
Patrice then presumably goes to Hashima Island to give the hardrive to his employer Mr. Silva.
Much later, after the terrorist attack on MI6, Bond removes shrapnel from his gunshot wound inflicted by Patrice, and uses it to track the terrorist, one of the only to use that ammunition, to a job in Shanghai. Bond silently follows Patrice, whom heads to the top of a building to kill an art critic, killing two guards with a Glock 17, with a silencer attached. After his successful kill, Bond attacks him, and their fight ends with Patrice dangling from the top of the building out of an open window, broken from the fight. Bond attempts to make him tell the name of his employer, but Patrice remains silent, and falls to his death on the street below.
Patrice is also the main antagonist (and the only one having a name) of the Skyfall mission of the 2012 video game 007 Legends. The game resumes the scenes of Istanbul and Shanghai except that Patrice is helped by henchmen. As in the film, the player pursues Patrice a motorcycle until he jumps on the roof of the train. A small detail is that Patrice tries to knock down Bond when he clings to the train. The fight starts then and Bond is defeated by Moneypenny while Patrice escapes. The player is then confronted with him in Shanghai except that his mission is only to kill him and not to know the name of his employer.
Personality & Abilities
Patrice was a callous and ruthless assassin. He is shown to be intelligent, confident, sly and murderous. Little more is known about his personality, since he is only a minor character. He is proficient with firearms, and he is capable in hand-to-hand combat.
Due to him being a "ghost" his nationality and surname is unknown. He also seems to be mute.