%% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.

[[folder:The novel]]
!Galatea "Gala" Brand

UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard agent stationed in Drax's rocket base, posing as his secretary.

%%* DefrostingIceQueen

!Willy Krebs, "The Persuader"

Drax's right-hand man, who served him during the World War II.

%%* TheDragon
%%* KnifeNut
* TextualCelebrityResemblance: He is described as looking like a young Creator/PeterLorre.
%%* ThoseWackyNazis
* TortureTechnician: That's why they called him The Persuader, he always gets an answer to his questions.

!Sir Hugo Drax / Graf Hugo von der Drache

German ex-nazi, who worked on Wervolf unit, which specialized on infiltration and sabotage, during WWII. One mission left him middle of an exploding allied base and he was taken England, as he was mistook for an English soldier. After taking over a missing man's identity, he started making money to fund his plan: Revenge against England.

* ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory: Hugo Drax adopted the identity of one of the countless British servicemen missing in action in the aftermath 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
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
* 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 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.
%%* TheVonTropeFamily



[[folder:The film]]

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

!'''Dr. Holly Goodhead'''
->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
%%* ActionGirl
%%* BrainyBrunette
* DistaffCounterpart: Probably the first serious attempt to give Bond a real female alter-ego after [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Anya Amasova]].
%%* GirlOfTheWeek
%%* HotScientist
%%* MeaningfulName
* TheMole: In Drax Industries.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: She's a doctor in astrophysics.
%%* PunnyName
%%* TheSmartGuy
%%* ZeroGSpot

!'''Hugo Drax'''
->Played by: '''Creator/MichaelLonsdale'''

[[RecycledScript A billionaire aerospace magnate who intends to exterminate mankind via]] [[DeadlyGas nerve gas]] [[RecycledInSpace so that he can restart human civilization in space]].

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
%%* DiabolicalMastermind
* EqualOpportunityEvil: His new, "superior" human race includes a diverse sampling of every ethnic group on Earth.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Karl Stromberg]]. [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
%%* {{Fiction 500}}
* ItAmusedMe: He wants Bond's death to amuse him.
* KingpinInHisGym: Sort of. At some point, he is seen practicing his favourite sport : quail hunting.
%%* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* 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
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity
%%* WickedCultured

->Played by: '''Toshiro Suga'''

Drax's Chinese henchman. He is shortly killed off in Venice.

%%* DisneyVillainDeath
%%* TheDragon
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He uses a wooden kendo saber against Bond. Not the best way to kill him honestly.
%%* {{Pornstache}}
%%* ScreamingWarrior

->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.

%%* AntiVillain
%%* BallsOfSteel
* BeastAndBeauty: [[spoiler: The Beast to Dolly's Beauty]].
%%* TheBrute
* 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 and finally turned to the good side and even found love in ''Moonraker''.]]
%%* {{Determinator}}
* 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
* DumbMuscle: [[spoiler: [[GeniusBruiser Subverted.]] ]]
* 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
* GentleGiant: [[spoiler: After HeelFaceTurn]]
%%* GiantMook
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler:He and Dolly.]]
%%* ImplacableMan
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:Finds love (and redemption) in the form of a blonde nerdy girl named Dolly.]]
%%* MadeOfIron
%%* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* MookCarryover: From the [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe previous film]].
%%* MookFaceTurn
%%* OnlyOneName
%%* PsychoForHire
* TheVoiceless: Until the climax.
-->Well, here's to us!

->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: Has some rather nice "tracts of land".
%%* EveryoneLovesBlondes
%%* GirlNextDoor
%%* GirlishPigtails
* 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, but still quite pretty.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler: The tiny girl to Jaw's huge guy]]
%%* LoveAtFirstSight
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:She is the key element in Jaws' HeelFaceTurn against Drax]]
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* 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]].

!'''Corinne Dufour'''
->Played by: '''Corinne Clery'''

Drax's personal pilot and assistant.

%%* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench
* FedToTheBeast: [[spoiler:Drax orders his hunting dogs to attack her.]]
%%* HeelFaceTurn
%%* PunnyName
%%* SexySecretary
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe
%%* YouHaveFailedMe