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Characters: Moonraker

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    The novel 

Galatea "Gala" Brand

Scotland Yard agent stationed in Drax's rocket base, posing as his secretary.

Willy Krebs, "The Persuader"

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

  • Torture Technician: 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.

  • Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story: 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.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Becomes apparent when Bond has to chase him on a road.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Big time, as the rocket he planned to destroy London with is reprogrammed to strike the area that his escorting submarine is going through.
  • Mad Eye: The surgery around his left eye was a disaster, as the missing skin make it seem larger in appearance and perpetually bloodshot.
  • Red Right Hand: Aside from the singled out ones, he also has unnaturally long thumbs and "ogre's teeth".
  • Two-Faced: Left side of his face burned during the war. Plastic surgery managed to fix it somewhat, but it still has some noticeable puckering.

    The film 

Characters specific to Moonraker. For those in the entire film franchise, see 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.

Hugo Drax

Played by: Michael Lonsdale

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

  • It Amused Me: He wants Bond's death to amuse him.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: Sort of. At some point, he is seen practicing his favourite sport : quail hunting.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: 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.


Played by: Toshiro Suga

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


Played by: Richard Kiel

Having survived the sharkpool he was thrown in as well as the destruction of the Atlantis in the previous film, Jaws is hired by Drax as a replacement for Chang.

  • Dumb Muscle: Subverted.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Dolly in the movie, a nameless female scientist in the novelization. Listening to Drax's New Era Speech is what persuades him to Heel-Face Turn 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.


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. They instantly fall in love and she is allowed to follow him onto the space station. When Drax makes his New World Order 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.

  • Cute Mute: She doesn't have a single spoken line of dialogue in the film.
  • Heroic Bystander: Her first thought when seeing Jaws' cable-car crash is to rush over and try to help.

Corinne Dufour

Played by: Corinne Clery

Drax's personal pilot and assistant.

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