The Time Patrol (not a single villain but a progression)
(i) Stane is Rozher Schtein, a lone fanatic from 2987.
(ii) Neldorians are 205th millennial bandits whose only ambition is record-breaking luxurious living in an altered timeline controlled by themselves.
(iii) Merau Varagan and his fellow Exaltationists are more sophisticated egoists.
(iv) Raor is Varagan's female clone mate.
(v) Beyond all time criminals, there is temporal chaos -
(vi) - which can be expressed through a personal causal nexus.
(i) Beria directs SMERSH.
(ii) Bond wonders who controls SMERSH now that Beria is gone.
(iii) General G (Grubozaboyschikov) took over SMERSH after Beria's execution.
(iv) When Khrushchev disbanded SMERSH, some of its former members joined SPECTRE.
(v) When Bond destroyed SPECTRE, its founder and chairman, Blofeld, escaped.
(vi) When Bond meets the Comte de Bleuville, he initially thinks that this cannot be the Blofeld whose file he has seen.
(vii) When Bond is asked to assassinate Doctor Shatterhand and is shown his photograph, he instantly recognizes Blofeld/de Bleuville.
(viii) With Blofeld dead, Bond again opposes the KGB and mentions Semichastny. (After twelve novels, nothing has really changed.)