Marco Sciarra was an Italian assassin and member of the criminal organization SPECTRE. During the 2015 Day of the Dead Festival in Mexico City, Sciarra met up with terrorist Gallo to discuss their plans for a stadium bombing later in the day. Sciarra stated that his next step was to pay a visit to the "Pale King." However Gallo spotted James Bond pointing a rifle at them from an adjacent roof. Although Bond quickly shot and killed Gallo and his accomplices, Sciarra made his escape into the busy streets, pursued by Bond. Sciarra's accomplices arrived to pick him up in a helicopter, but Bond also jumped into the helicopter in the last second. Following a struggle between the two, Bond managed to pull the SPECTRE ring from Sciarra's finger before kicking the asssassin out of the chopper to his death. Bond subsequently attended Sciarra's funeral in Rome, acting on the posthumous orders of his former superior M, where he met and later seduced Sciarra's widow Lucia.