Emilio Largo
Emilio Largo
Affiliation: SPECTRE
Nationality: Italy Italian
Occupation: No. 2 of SPECTRE
First appearance: Thunderball
Last appearance: Thunderball

Emilio Largo is an Italian gangster who is the deputy-head of the global criminal organization SPECTRE.


Emilio Largo is "No. 1" in the SPECTRE hierarchy; however, the number is randomly assigned as a security precaution. Nonetheless, Largo is second in command and successor to Ernst Stavro Blofeld and the supreme commander of "Plan Omega". Largo is a large, handsome, athletic man, but his good looks are hard and smarmy. Attractive to women, Largo has satyr-like lips, oiled hair, and a hooked, Roman nose. He is a ruthless, successful criminal who womanizes and lives the high life among wealthy companions, which makes Largo's cover as a seeker of sunken treasure perfect.

Largo makes use of a private hydrofoil yacht, the Disco Volante which sails under a Panamanian flag. Purchased with SPECTRE funds for £200,000, the ship was specially commissioned for use in the shallow Bahamian waters. The craft plays a pivotal role in the seizure and transportation of the two nuclear weapons. Largo also obtained a rented beach property for the operation named Palmyra at Lyford Key. It serves as a residence for his "niece" Domino (who is in reality his mistress) and a few of his men.

Largo and the crew of the Disco Volante kill the NATO traitor Giuseppe Petacchi and steal the two nuclear warheads aboard the jet. Largo then reports the successful recovery of the weapons to Blofeld via radio. SPECTRE afterwards announces its existence to the world by threatening to destroy a major city in the United States or United Kingdom, unless a ransom of £100,000,000 is paid. This plan is dubbed "Plan Omega" by Blofeld and is overseen by Largo.

Largo is shot through the neck with a harpoon by Domino, while he and Bond engage in underwater fighting.