I’m not letting this go. This is a major weakness, and I live for these.
It’s is either a Benzedrine or Salbutamol inhaler, which are both used to widen nasal and bronchial passages. Basically the branches of his lungs were permanently contracted which probably caused inflammation and shortness of breath, and would be really painful.
He doesn’t smoke, he’d be a fool to, so it’s something he was born with; or something he developed at a young age. Environmental contamination in his home town, perhaps. Do we know much about Le Chiffre’s past aside from his transgressions?
Either way, he’d have to be very careful of his surroundings at all times due to his bronchial tubes being hyper-responsive. Many people with asthma can go through long periods of time without any problems, but the slightest trigger can cause major deficiencies. Recovering from such a trigger can take from hours to days, causing him to be inactive, and vulnerable to his opposition.
His line of work is probably riddled with this triggers so, in many situations, that little asthma pump is the only thing keeping him from being hospitalised or worse. But by openly using his pump, he is consciously making himself a target of weakness, something which more often than not comes to his advantage.
Okay, I’m gonna’ stop now. But you see why this is an important factor in his character development now, right?
Then you have that scene in the bunker where he’s clearly struggling to breathe slightly
when your parents try to explain a million things to you and youve just woken up
I can’t get over these photos