Baron Samedi is a villain who appears only in the Egyptian bonus mission, but can also be used in multiplayer after the mission Cradle has been completed. He is at the temple to lure Bond into a trap, with unknown motives (possibly revenge). He has stolen Francisco Scaramanga's Golden Gun. The weapon itself is in a booby-trapped room, with four indestructible Drone Turrets guarding it, and if the followed pattern in this room is not correct, they will start firing, turning the room into a trap.
Due to his voodoo/black magic, he seemingly can not die. He is encountered a total of four times in the El-Saghira Temple; each encounter has him taking on more armor, which depending on difficulty, may take more than one shot from the Golden Gun. In the last time of the said total, he is seen evil-laughing behind Bond's back. Samedi dual wields DD44 Dostovei pistols, which after each encounter with him in the temple, seem to change properties from his magic. They start out as normal DD44's, then cycle to ZMG, and finally Moonraker Laser.
In the El-Saghira Temple, he can be found with the Russian Infantry with Dual ZMGs by his side.
Multiplayer[edit | edit source]
- Baron Samedi is the 12th character in the roster.
- He is one of three characters, that have a dark tone of skin, including Mayday and Oddjob. However, Oddjob has slightly lighter tone of skin then Mayday and Samedi.
- His in-game character model appears to be modeled after the actor who played him. His portrait does not.
- He is the final character with a portrait.
- He presents a disadvantage to the player as his headshot range includes both his head and top hat.
- He does not wear shoes.
- He becomes permanently available for play after the Antenna Cradle stage has been beaten.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Baron Samedi's only appearance (as a henchman) was in a Bond film Live and Let Die, where his black magic was put to use for Dr. Kananga, a villain who is a heroin trafficker in San Monique.
- The version of Samedi featured in GoldenEye and is based on actor Geoffrey Holder, who played the character in Live and Let Die. However, his appearance in that Bond film is based on him, and not his portrait.
- After killing Samedi in the odd manner explained above, the cutscene is paused to an indefinite hold until the player forcibly ends it by pressing a button on the 1st controller. It is still possible to fire your weapon off and even control your weapon selection to unload all of your weapons afterward using the 2nd controller.
- In Haitian Voodoo lore, Baron Samedi is one of the Loa of Voodoo. He is Loa of the Dead, and has other incarnations, such as Baron Cimitère, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel.
Glitches[edit | edit source]
- Baron Samedi can be glitchily killed a fourth time in the ending credits of the stage, via dual controller setting (you MUST use 2.3 Domino or 2.4 Goodhead as those control setups have you fire using the second controller). The 2nd controller's z-trigger can be used to shoot Baron Samedi again and he will fall to the floor. Despite his apparent death in the cutscene, Baron's laugh will dread on until it ends.
- A very odd glitch happens, when Baron Samedi is viewed from a certain distance away from him. When viewed like this, he almost appears as separate cubes/shapes.