History Characters / Moonraker

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* HopeCrusher: He made himself into a national hero and Britain's most popular philantrophist so he could destroy the collective spirit of England when his nuke lands on London.
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!!Drax's Girls
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->'''Played by:''' Françoise Gayat (Lady Victoria Devon), Catherine Serre (Countess Labinsky), Béatrice Libert (Mademoiselle Deladier), Chichinou Kaeppler (Signorina de Mateo), Anne Lonnberg (Museum Guide), Irka Bochenko (receptionist at Venini Glass), Christina Hui, Nicaise Jean-Louis, Melinda Maxwell

A group of [[MasterRace "perfect" women]] who are tasked by Drax with repopulating the human race after he destroys all human life on Earth.

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[[folder: Drax's Girls]]
!!Drax's Girls
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!!Manuela
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->'''Played by:''' Françoise Gayat (Lady Victoria Devon), Catherine Serre (Countess Labinsky), Béatrice Libert (Mademoiselle Deladier), Chichinou Kaeppler (Signorina de Mateo), Anne Lonnberg (Museum Guide), Irka Bochenko (receptionist at Venini Glass), Christina Hui, Nicaise Jean-Louis, Melinda Maxwell

Emily Bolton

A group [=MI6=] intelligence operative of [[MasterRace "perfect" women]] who are tasked by Drax with repopulating the human race "VH" station, stationed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She follows Bond after he destroys all human life on Earth.arrives to the city and when he arrives at his hotel suite, Manuela is already there, where she presents herself as his Brazilian contact. She helps him investigate a large distribution company in Rio, subsidiary of Drax Industries.


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* InformedAbility: There's nothing that implies that she's not equal to Bond, being a fellow intelligence operative, and even looking unflappable when she first meets Bond... up until she meets Jaws. Granted, by then Jaws had already established himself as one of the most badass henchmen of the series, but Manuela straight up descends into being a DamselInDistress.
* KidnappedByAnAlly: A variation; Manuela follows Bond after he arrives to Rio, and he smells something wrong once he notices it, before she presents herself at his suite as his Brazilian contact.
* MsFanservice: She is the kind of person that can [[MundaneMadeAwesome make sitting on a sofa sexy]]. Needless to say, Bond decides to kill some hours in Rio with her.
* PunnyName: In some Latin American countries, "doing a Manuela" is an euphemism for ADateWithRosiePalms. It might be just a coincidence, but in a movie where another woman is named Holly Goodhead, it being intentional doesn't sound too far-fetched.
* ShesGotLegs: Her bottom open dress when first meeting Bond lovely showcases her legs.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last time she's seen is after Bond saves her from Jaws and says that she should go somewhere safe, but there's no confirmation for it.
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[[folder: Drax's Girls]]
!!Drax's Girls
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->'''Played by:''' Françoise Gayat (Lady Victoria Devon), Catherine Serre (Countess Labinsky), Béatrice Libert (Mademoiselle Deladier), Chichinou Kaeppler (Signorina de Mateo), Anne Lonnberg (Museum Guide), Irka Bochenko (receptionist at Venini Glass), Christina Hui, Nicaise Jean-Louis, Melinda Maxwell

A group of [[MasterRace "perfect" women]] who are tasked by Drax with repopulating the human race after he destroys all human life on Earth.
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->'''Played by:''' Françoise Gayat (Lady Victoria Devon), Catherine Serre (Countess Labinsky), Béatrice Libert (Mademoiselle Deladier), Chichinou Kaeppler (Signorina de Mateo), Anne Lonnberg (Museum Guide), Irka Bochenko (receptionist at Venini Glass), Christina Hui, Nicaise Jean-Louis, Melinda Maxwell

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->'''Played by:''' Françoise Gayat (Lady Victoria Devon), Catherine Serre (Countess Labinsky), Béatrice Libert (Mademoiselle Deladier), Chichinou Kaeppler (Signorina de Mateo), Anne Lonnberg (Museum Guide), Irka Bochenko (receptionist at Venini Glass), Christina Hui, Nicaise Jean-Louis, Melinda Maxwell



* ChekhovsGunman: They appear as part of the people shown working out at Drax's estate at the beginning of the film, Lady Victoria Devon and Countess Labinsky appear when Hugo Drax meets Bond in his château for the first time, Mademoiselle Deladier and Signorina de Mateo during the pheasant hunt, and another two as a museum guide and the receptionist at the glass factory in Venice, all before all of them were revealed to be the same people intended by Drax to seed his "master race".

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* ChekhovsGunman: They appear as part of the people shown working out at Drax's estate at the beginning of the film, Lady Victoria Devon and Countess Labinsky appear when Hugo Drax meets Bond in his château for the first time, Mademoiselle Deladier and Signorina de Mateo during the pheasant hunt, and another two as a museum guide and the receptionist at the glass factory in Venice, all before all of them were revealed to be the same people intended by Drax to seed his "master race".



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* TraitorShot: As Bond leaves Venini Glass, the camera lingers on the recepcionist, and she has a devious look on her face.
29th Aug '16 3:04:22 PM JamesAustin
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[[folder: Sir Hugo Drax / Graf Hugo von der Drache]]

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A billionaire aerospace magnate who intends to exterminate mankind via DeadlyGas so that he can restart human civilization in space. And in that sounds familiar to you, it's because it's basically a RecycledScript of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''... [[RecycledInSpace recycled IN SPACE!]]

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A billionaire aerospace magnate who intends to exterminate mankind via DeadlyGas so that he can restart human civilization in space. And in that sounds familiar to you, it's because it's basically a RecycledScript of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''... [[RecycledInSpace recycled IN SPACE!]]


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[[folder: Drax's Girls]]
!!Drax's Girls
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->'''Played by:''' Françoise Gayat (Lady Victoria Devon), Catherine Serre (Countess Labinsky), Béatrice Libert (Mademoiselle Deladier), Chichinou Kaeppler (Signorina de Mateo), Anne Lonnberg (Museum Guide), Irka Bochenko (receptionist at Venini Glass), Christina Hui, Nicaise Jean-Louis, Melinda Maxwell

A group of [[MasterRace "perfect" women]] who are tasked by Drax with repopulating the human race after he destroys all human life on Earth.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Their dresses are cut down to the top half of their stomachs.
* TheBeautifulElite: They fit the bill, being incredibly beautiful and some of them seemingly having titles (Lady Victoria Devon and Countess Labinsky), but also, Drax' plan is to enforce this by destroying all human life on Earth so it can be repopulated it with only genetically perfect specimens that he selected.
* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: Enforced. Drax and them go to his space station to survive while humanity on Earth is wiped out with a nerve gas.
* ChekhovsGunman: They appear as part of the people shown working out at Drax's estate at the beginning of the film, Lady Victoria Devon and Countess Labinsky appear when Hugo Drax meets Bond in his château for the first time, Mademoiselle Deladier and Signorina de Mateo during the pheasant hunt, and another two as a museum guide and the receptionist at the glass factory in Venice, all before all of them were revealed to be the same people intended by Drax to seed his "master race".
* DissonantSerenity: They watch Bond in a life-and-death struggle with a python with eerie calm, some of them with smiles on their faces.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Say what you want about Drax, but his master race doesn't discriminate by race. The fact that he has at least one black, Asian, and AmbiguouslyBrown woman among them is impressive - especially for 1979. Even more impressive that this also counts for the crew of his space station.
* FanserviceExtra: In a film with some quite exotic Bond Girls (such as Corinne and Manuela), Drax's women put the icing on the (cheese)cake; but for once, they also become [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunwomen]].
* MasterRace: They tick all the boxes except for the part that they don't proclaim neither that they're superior nor that they have interest in conquering the world, but that's because that's Drax's part.
* NoahsStoryArc: When Bond and Goodhead see that their space shuttle is carrying a cargo of women (and their male partners) who would repopulate the Earth after Drax's deadly spores killed everyone on the surface, Bond lampshades the similarities with the story of Noah, with the space station as the ark.
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* TheVoiceless: Out of all of them, the only ones heard speaking are the museum guide and the receptionist at the glass factory.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: They vanish from the narrative just before the attack on the space station. Whether any actually survive is never revealed. This is noticeable as the film takes pains to focus on that the women among them are the same ones Bond sees earlier at Drax' estate and in the glass factory in Venice, yet we never learn their fate.
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Bond is sent into Blades to stop him from cheating at cards, and succeeds in an absolutely epic game.
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* {{Fiction 500}}: Best shown when Bond is flown to Drax's base in California and lands on a castle, where Drax's personal assistant Corinne tells him that Drax "ordered it to be brought from France" (it was an actual French castle in real life, but the shots were filmed on France, of course). When Bond jokes that Drax could've brought the Eiffel Tower, Corinne says that Drax ''actually did that'', but couldn't export it from France because they wouldn't issue him an export permit.

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* {{Fiction 500}}: Best shown when Bond is flown to Drax's base in California and lands on a castle, where Drax's personal assistant Corinne tells him that Drax "ordered it to be brought from France" (it was an actual French castle in real life, but the shots were filmed on in France, of course). When Bond jokes that Drax could've brought the Eiffel Tower, Corinne says that Drax ''actually did that'', but couldn't export it from France because they wouldn't issue him an export permit.
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His rages-to-riches story and generous philanthropy has earned him the acclaim of the British populace. Even Bond admires him before learning the truth about him.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His rages-to-riches rags-to-riches story and generous philanthropy has earned him the acclaim of the British populace. Even Bond admires him before learning the truth about him.
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[[folder: Jaws]]
!!Jaws
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->'''Played by:''' Richard Kiel

Having survived the sharkpool he was thrown in as well as the destruction of the ''Atlantis'' in the [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe previous film]], Jaws is hired by Drax as a replacement for Chang after he is disposed of by way of piano.

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!!Jaws
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!!Dolly
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->'''Played by:''' Richard Kiel

Having survived the sharkpool he was thrown in as well as the destruction
Blanche Ravalec

A blonde and nerdy young woman (probably a tourist) who helps Jaws to get out
of the ''Atlantis'' cable-car wreckage in Rio. [[spoiler: [[LoveAtFirstSight They instantly fall in love]] and she is allowed to follow him onto the [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe previous film]], space station. When Drax makes his NewWorldOrder speech, Jaws realises that Dolly is hired by Drax as the sort of person who will not have a replacement for Chang after place in Drax's new world, and he is disposed of by way of piano.immediately wants nothing more to do with Drax]].



* BallsOfSteel: Bond [[GroinAttack knees Jaws in the groin]] while fighting him in the space station. There's a "clang" sound when he does so.
* BeastAndBeauty: [[spoiler:The Beast to Dolly's Beauty.]]
* TheBrute: He's Drax's second [[TheDragon Dragon]], after Chang. [[GeniusBruiser He's also clever at times]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Quite unexpected for a Bond villain. [[EnsembleDarkhorse The character proved to be very popular]] after the release of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. [[spoiler: That's why he never died, finally turned to the good side and even found love in ''Moonraker''.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He survives falling from a plane (he had a parachute, but the ripcord came off in his hand), crashing through a building inside a runaway cable car, ''and'' from an InevitableWaterfall.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: When he tries to pull the ripcord on his parachute... it comes off in his hand. Later on he's chasing Bond in a speedboat, realises he's heading for an InevitableWaterfall and tries to jerk the steering wheel to the side; it also comes off in his hand. Being MadeOfIron he survives both OhCrap moments.
* TheDragon: He's Drax's second one, after Chang.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: Dolly in the movie, a nameless female scientist in the novelization. Listening to Drax's NewEraSpeech is what persuades him to HeelFaceTurn in both versions, but it's only explicitly because Dolly will have no place in Drax's new world in the movie -- in the novelization, Bond's thoughts indicate that it's ''Jaws'' who will have no place in Drax's world, due to being a "freakish mutate", and it's as likely the woman he rescues is just a scientist who appealed to Jaws when she realised he wasn't too dumb to realise not to get when the getting's good.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Like in the previous film, he sets up some ambushes.
* GentleGiant: [[spoiler: After his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* GiantMook: Probably the most prominent example in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: After realizing that Dolly will have no place in Drax's new world of "superior beings", Jaws turns against Drax.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler:He and Dolly.]]
* ImplacableMan: He's a little more emotional than is usual for this trope, his facial expressions show traces of OhCrap whenever he's about to get pummelled again, but he always survives and he doesn't stop coming.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:Finds love (and redemption) in the form of a blonde nerdy girl named Dolly.]]
* MadeOfIron: He survives falling from a plane, crashing through a building inside a runaway cable car, and falling from the Iguazu Falls... and he'd pick himself up, dust off and casually stroll away.
* MookCarryover: From the [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe previous film]].
* MookFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Bond tricks Hugo Drax into [[EvilGloating talking about his plan]] to exterminate everybody who doesn't fit into his genetically perfect "master race" [[RightInFrontOfMe in front of Jaws]], who then sees his bespectacled, short, and somewhat plain looking girlfriend standing beside the supermodel-level women that make up the female half of Drax's group, making him turn against Drax.]]
* OnlyOneName: He's only called "Jaws" in both of his appereances.
* PsychoForHire: Jaws is evidently well known as this amongst criminals, as Drax is pleased to learn that Jaws is available to hire.
* TheVoiceless: [[spoiler: Until the climax.]]
-->[[spoiler: Well, here's to us!]]
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!!Dolly
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->'''Played by:''' Blanche Ravalec

A blonde and nerdy young woman (probably a tourist) who helps Jaws to get out of the cable-car wreckage in Rio. [[spoiler: [[LoveAtFirstSight They instantly fall in love]] and she is allowed to follow him onto the space station. When Drax makes his NewWorldOrder speech, Jaws realises that Dolly is the sort of person who will not have a place in Drax's new world, and he immediately wants nothing more to do with Drax]].
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!!Hugo Drax


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!!Chang


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!!Jaws


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!!Corinne Dufour
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Characters specific to [[Literature/Moonraker the novel]] and film ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. For those in the entire [[Film/JamesBond film franchise]], see [[Characters/JamesBond here]].

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Characters specific to [[Literature/Moonraker [[Literature/{{Moonraker}} the novel]] and film ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. For those in the entire [[Film/JamesBond film franchise]], see [[Characters/JamesBond here]].
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