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


!The Novel
[[folder: Gala Brand]]
!!Galatea "Gala" Brand
A UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard agent stationed in Drax's rocket base, posing as his secretary.
* BrainyBrunette: Very good with figures and a competent secretary to Drax.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She starts off as cold and professional towards Bond, but warms up to him eventually and is friends with him by the end.

[[folder: Willy Krebs, "The Persuader"]]
!!Willy Krebs, "The Persuader"
Drax's right-hand man and enforcer.
* TheDragon: He's Drax's right-hand man.
* KnifeNut: As part of being a TortureTechnician.
* TextualCelebrityResemblance: He is described as looking like a young Creator/PeterLorre.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Krebs served in Drax's Werwolf unit during World War II.
* TortureTechnician: He's called the Persuader for always getting an answer during interrogation.

[[folder: Hugo Drax]]
!!Sir Hugo Drax / Graf Hugo von der Drache

A Prussian officer that served in one of the legendary Werwolf units, which specialized on infiltration and sabotage during WWII. One mission left him in the middle of an exploding Allied base and he was taken to England, mistaken for an Liverpudlian soldier named Hugo Drax. After settling into his new identity, he cornered the market on a rare metal and became a multimillionaire. A hero to England and beloved in Liverpool for his charity work, Drax is actually using his finances and the Moonraker project for his true plan: Revenge on England.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Bond is sent into Blades to stop him from cheating at cards, and succeeds in an absolutely epic game.
* ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory: Hugo Drax adopted the identity of one of the countless British servicemen missing in action in the aftermath of a large battle in WWII. The identity he assumes was that of an orphan with no close friends, who by sheer coincidence happened to have a name that was remarkably close to his real one (Graf Hugo von der Drache).
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Becomes apparent when Bond has to chase him on a road.
* EvilRedhead: He has red hair and is one of the main villains.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Big time, [[spoiler:as the rocket he planned to destroy London with is reprogrammed to strike the area that his escorting submarine is going through]].
** This is how he ended up where he is in the first place. After sending his Werwolf unit to bomb an Allied base, he ended up getting strafed by a German plane (due to wearing a British uniform), and while unconscious he was found by British soldiers who, thinking he was one of their own, took him to the hospital wing of the very base his men were just about to bomb.
* 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.
* MadEye: The surgery around his left eye was a disaster, as the missing skin make it seem larger in appearance and perpetually bloodshot.
* NaziNobleman: Was one of these prior to assuming his current identity.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's naturally anti-Semitic, as seen in how he fondly remembers beating a Jewish banker to death after the war and bullying his partner, Meyer, during the poker game with Bond. He also goes on a huge rant against England to Bond and Gala when they've been captured.
-->I loathe and despise you all. You swine! Useless, idle, decadent, fools, hiding behind your bloody white cliffs while other people fight your battles. Too weak to defend your colonies, toadying to America with your hats in your hands. Stinking snobs who'll do anything for money. Hah!
* RedRightHand: Aside from the singled out ones, he also has unnaturally long thumbs and "ogre's teeth".
* SelfMadeMan: Managed to go from a discharged soldier with no possessions or social connections to a multi-millionaire in the space of 5 years after the end of the war (quite impressive, considering even Blofeld was "only" making 50,000 quid per year as head of SPECTRE prior to Operation Thunderball). Accomplished this by using the business knowledge from his secret NaziNobleman past, along with some seed money he got from secretly robbing and murdering a Jewish banker in London.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Drax is in fact a Nazi, who was part of the Werwolf unit.
* TwoFaced: Left side of his face burned during the war. Plastic surgery managed to fix it somewhat, but it still has some noticeable puckering.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His 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.
* TheVonTropeFamily: His real name is Graf Hugo '''von''' der Drache.

!The Film
[[folder: Holly Goodhead]]
!!Dr. Holly Goodhead
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Your powers of observation do you credit, Mr. Bond."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Lois Chiles

A {{CIA}} agent who works undercover as a scientist in Drax Industries. She joins Bond and flies with him to Drax's space station.
* AcePilot: She knows how to pilot ''a space shuttle'' like it's no biggie.
* ActionGirl: Although she ends up getting captured by Drax in Brazil, she manages to hold her own in all of her other scenes.
* BrainyBrunette: She's a scientist and is a brunette.
* DistaffCounterpart: A second attempt at giving Roger Moore's Bond a real female alter-ego after [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Anya Amasova]].
* GirlOfTheWeek: The main Bond Girl of this film.
* HotScientist: An attractive scientist. The good doctor even manages to use her good looks to distract a {{mook|s}} while she and Bond are kidnapped in Brazil.
* MeaningfulName: [[DoubleEntendre No, not in that way]], but Goodhead is indeed very intelligent.
* TheMole: At Drax Industries.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: She's a doctor in astrophysics.
* PunnyName: ''Holly Goodhead?'' Come on, just... ''come on''.
* TheSmartGuy: She constantly gives {{exposition}} about the details surrounding the steps of Drax's EvilPlan. Justified, as she was TheMole in his company.
* ZeroGSpot: She and Bond end up having sex in Zero-G space.

[[folder: Hugo Drax]]
!!Hugo Drax
[[caption-width-right:313: ''"Jaws, you obey me. EXPEL THEM!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/MichaelLonsdale

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 IN SPACE!]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Red-haired in the book, black-haired here.
* AdaptationNameChange: In the novel, his real name was Hugo von der Drache and "Hugo Drax" was a stolen name. Here, he is genuinely called by the latter name.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the book, he's described as having facial scars as a result of being burnt. In the film, he has a normal appearance.
* AdaptationalNationality: In the book, he's a former Nazi masquerading as an Englishman. In the film, he's French.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a solid goatee.
* BigBad: The main antagonist of the film.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Does this a lot.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He owns Drax Industries, which constructs space shuttles.
* CreepyMonotone: Only raises his even voice once.
* DeadpanSnarker: Drax has a rather droll sense of humor.
* DiabolicalMastermind: His evil plan reeks of the ANaziByAnyOtherName flavor of TheSocialDarwinist trope, capped off with his intention of repopulate the world with only the human beings he chose as "superior beings."
* EqualOpportunityEvil: He might be an OmnicidalManiac but his new, "superior" human race includes a diverse sampling of every ethnic group on Earth, which is on the opposite of the beliefs of a Nazi like his book counterpart.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Karl Stromberg]]. [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]] This is even more amusing when one takes into account that Stromberg was an expy of Blofeld and [[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain]] [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Nemo]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: For all of his talk of wanting Bond's death to be [[ItAmusedMe "amusing"]], he's probably the grimmest villain of the Roger Moore's Bond era.
* {{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 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.
* ItAmusedMe: He wants Bond's death to amuse him.
* KingpinInHisGym: Sort of. At some point, he is seen practicing his favorite sport: quail hunting.
* OmnicidalManiac: Planned to use a nerve gas to kill all the people on Earth while Drax and the people he chose to rebuild civilization reside safely in a space station until it was safe to return.
* SoftSpokenSadist: He usually speaks in a CreepyMonotone. The only time [[VillainousBreakdown he loses his temper and raises his voice]] was when [[spoiler:Jaws refuses to follow his orders, joining Bond's side.]]
* SupervillainLair: A pyramid in the middle of the Amazonian forest and a SpaceStation.
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: [[spoiler:Bond does this to Drax after shooting him with a poison wrist-dart. Just take a look at the current page image.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The campiest James Bond movie seems to have one of the darkest and most sinister villains to ever grace the franchise.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As a respected businessman, Sir Frederick Gray can't believe that he's behind what Bond accused him of (in fairness to Gray, Drax managed to pull a ItWasHereISwear on Bond). M nonetheless pre-emptively sends Bond to investigate Drax further, on the guise of a "vacation" for Bond.
* WickedCultured: Drax is introduced playing a recital of Chopin's "Raindrop" Prelude in D-flat major (op. 28) on a grand piano (which he plays in the key of D).

[[folder: Chang]]
->'''Played by:''' Toshiro Suga

Drax's Chinese henchman. He is shortly killed off in Venice when Bond throws him out of a building, much like Sandor in the previous film.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Dies after he falls into and becomes impaled upon a piano.
* TheDragon: He's Drax's first one. He attempts to kill Bond twice, first in a centrifuge, then in a museum/clock tower. The second time sees him take a nose dive into a concert piano from the top of the building, prompting Drax to call Jaws in as a replacement.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He uses a wooden kendo saber against Bond. Not the best way to kill him honestly.
* PornStache: Well, this movie is from the '70s, after all.
* TheQuietOne: He only gets one line in the film, telling Dr. Goodhead that she has a call from Drax.
* ScreamingWarrior: He screams some {{Kiai}} during his fight with Bond in Venice.

[[folder: Jaws]]
See his character sheet [[Characters/JamesBondRecurringCharacters here]].

[[folder: Dolly]]
->'''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]].
* BeastAndBeauty: [[spoiler:The beauty to Jaws' beast.]] Although, she ''is'' rather plain compared to the series' usual fare.
* BuxomIsBetter: Despite HollywoodHomely being invoked for the rest of the film, her introductory scene shows that she has some rather nice [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail tracts of land]].
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: [[spoiler: Well, Jaws did, enough to help save the day]].
* GirlNextDoor: By all appereances, she's an ordinary, nerdy young woman.
* GirlishPigtails: She wears her hair in two quite long braids.
* HeroicBystander: Her first thought when seeing Jaws' cable-car crash is to rush over and try to help.
* HollywoodHomely: Downplayed, she's plain in comparison to the rest of the female cast (and most of it is composed by the supermodel-level women that make up the female half of Drax's group to repopulate the world), but still quite pretty. [[spoiler: This also seems to be invoked in Jaws' HeelFaceTurn scene.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler:The Tiny Girl to Jaws' Huge Guy.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: She has an archetypical scene of this with Jaws, musical note and all.
* LoveRedeems: She is the key element in [[spoiler:Jaws' HeelFaceTurn against Drax.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears huge glasses. [[spoiler: Becomes more notorius when Jaws sees her standing beside the supermodel-level women of Drax's group and realizes she doesn't fit into his genetically perfect "master race."]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: For all the difficulty it causes her, the wreckage she finds Jaws pinned under might as well have been made of balsa wood.
* RescueRomance: Gender Flipped. She [[spoiler: helps Jaws out of the wreckage of a cable-car when she first meets him. They fall in love with the first shared smile]].
* TheVoiceless: She's never heard speaking, though we see her whispering to Jaws [[spoiler:persuading him to help Bond and Holly undock their shuttle from the station]].

[[folder: Corinne Dufour]]
!!Corinne Dufour
[[caption-width-right:200: ''"The Drax residence. Every stone brought from France. Cute, isn't it?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Corinne Cléry

Drax's personal pilot and assistant.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Her accent does certainly add to her charm.
* FedToTheBeast: [[spoiler:Drax orders his hunting dogs to attack her.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: She aids Bond into finding the blueprints of Drax's plan.
%%* PunnyName
* SexySecretary: She's Drax's personal assistant.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:The audience gets to know little about her before her death.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:Drax has Dufour {{Fed to the Beast}}s for assisting Bond.]]

[[folder: Manuela]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Tonight? I think you may find that a little difficult."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Emily Bolton

A [=MI6=] intelligence operative of the "VH" station, stationed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She follows Bond after he 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.
* 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.

[[folder: Drax's Girls]]
!!Drax's Girls
->'''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.
* 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.
* TraitorShot: As Bond leaves Venini Glass, the camera lingers on the receptionist, and she has a devious look on her face.
* 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.