Summon for hire
Source: James Bond franchise, Goldeneye through Skyfall
Created by: Ian Fleming, Barbara Broccoli, Michael Wilson, Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein
Portrayed by: Dame Judi Dench
Points: 101, Votes: 4, Highest: Issun
There have been many incarnations of M, the head of MI6 (though not as many as there have been Bonds) but the one we're concerned with here came in with the Pierce Brosnan era and stayed on through the franchise reboot to the Daniel Craig era. In line with a set of sweeping changes to bring the story up to a post-berlin-wall world, she has no time for Bond's swagger and performative masculinity, famously calling him a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur, a relic of the Cold War." Though initially frosty, the two develop a close working relationship.
M is the ultimate pragmatist, doing whatever needs to be done with no apology. She's also not afraid to go into the field when necessary, and becomes embroiled more directly in the franchise's action than her predecessors.
I'd normally put a quote here, but some mixed up M and Q in their head so I'll spare them.
Speaking of which, did you know the letters mean things? Q is "Quartermaster" for supplying equipment and "M" is "Mission".