“I mean why her, Bond? She was just supposed to send you home. She worked in an office, collecting reports. Look how well your charm works, James. They’ll do anything for you won’t they? How many is that now?”
PS for the Airmen - 00q steampunk/tech-historical cocktail wherein James captains a flying ship, and Britain is drunk on power. Q is an engineer. CHAPTER 2 (part 1): the first time they meet it’s at a French-English State function few hundred miles above the ocean. There’s waltzing involved, and lots of court gossip. The second time they meet, there are explosives involved. [Chapter 1 || AO3]
I’m frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us. They do
not exist on a map, they aren’t nations. They are individuals. And look
around you - who do you fear? Can you see a face, a uniform, a flag? No,
our world is not more transparent now, it’s more opaque! It’s in the shadows - that’s where we must do battle. So before you declare us irrelevant, ask yourselves - how safe do you feel? — Skyfall (2012)
Besides the fact that both of them only have two outfits in their wardrobe, they both handle the tech equipment, stare at screens a lot (many shots of maps, radars, etc.), play similar roles, wear expensive sweaters (Kingsman by Mr Porter, Military Sweater, $950 & Dries van Noten cardigan, est. +$600) with ties and half-rimmed glasses .