The Janus Syndicate is a crime syndicate featured in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. According to Bond, they were top-flight arms dealers headquartered in St Petersburg, and were responsible for restocking the Iraqis during the Golf War. MI6 was initially unaware that their leader was none other than former 00-Agent, Alec Trevelyan.
The Janus crime syndicate was used by Trevelyan to achieve his ambitions of taking revenge against Britain for the supposed betrayal of his parents and the rest of the Cossacks at Lienz in 1945.
The syndicate was more than likely to have met its demise after failure of Trevelyan's plan, as a large portion of its members had been killed during their multiple confrontations with Bond, coupled with the fact that all components of the GoldenEye were destroyed along with their base of operations, leaving the organization in financial ruin.
In GoldenEye 1997 and GoldenEye 2010 both parallel the plot of the film, and incorporate many the same characters and elements of the film.
- The group can be seen as somewhat of a spiritual successor to SPECTRE as the two are both criminal organizations with aspirations of creating worldwide pandemonium.