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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, who by sheer coincidence happened to have a name that was remarkably close to his real one (Graf Hugo von der Drache).
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Mad Eye: The surgery around his left eye was a disaster, as the missing skin make it seem larger in appearance and perpetually bloodshot.
  • Nazi Nobleman: Was one of these prior to assuming his current identity.
  • Red Right Hand: Aside from the singled out ones, he also has unnaturally long thumbs and "ogre's teeth".
  • Self-Made Man: 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. Accomplished this by using the business knowledge from his secret Nazi Nobleman past, along with some seed money he got from secretly robbing and murdering a Jewish banker in London.
  • 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.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: 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.


    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.


Chang

Played by: Toshiro Suga

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


Jaws

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.


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. 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.

  • Beast and Beauty: The beauty to Jaws' beast. Although, she is rather plain compared to the series usual fare.
  • Buxom Is Better: Has some rather nice "tracts of land".
  • 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.
  • Hollywood Homely: Downplayed, she's plain in comparison to the rest of the female cast, but still quite pretty.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The tiny girl to Jaw's huge guy
  • Rescue Romance: Gender Flipped. She helps Jaws out of the wreckage of a cable-car when she first meets him. They fall in love with the first shared smile.


Corinne Dufour

Played by: Corinne Clery

Drax's personal pilot and assistant.