Warning: This page may contain spoilers about "The Bourne Identity" novel and feature film. This pages is to examine the differences between the novels in the Bourne series and the movies.
In The Bourne Identity novel, Carlos The Jackal is an important character. In the 2002 film, that storyline is almost entirely cut out. Carlos The Jackal is killed off at the beginning of the film, but in the novel his character continues on and is among the primary antagonists of the first and third novels of the series.