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Character sheet for the novel and James Bond film Moonraker.
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The Novel

    Gala Brand 

Galatea "Gala" Brand
Artist depiction on the 2003 American Penguin paperback edition of Moonraker
A Scotland Yard agent stationed in Drax's rocket base, posing as his secretary.
  • Adapted Out: To date, she is the only lead female character of a conventional Fleming novel not to have appeared as a character in a James Bond film,note  the movie version of the novel being an almost total rewrite of the book.note 
  • Brainy Brunette: She is described as a brunette, and very good with figures and a competent secretary to Drax.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts off as cold and professional towards Bond, but warms up to him eventually and is friends with him by the end.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Bond runs into a case of this with her at the end, where it's revealed that she's engaged. Bond playfully dismisses to her any serious romantic interest he might have shown for her, but it's clear that he's actually hurt by the revelation.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Her father named her after a ship he had served on in the Royal Navy, leading to no end of teasing as she grew up. She was only too glad to shorten it once she started taking undercover assignments in the Special Branch.
  • The Mole: She infiltrates Drax's operation by posing as his secretary.

    Willy Krebs 

William "Willy" Krebs

Drax's right-hand man and enforcer.

    Hugo Drax 

Sir Hugo Drax / Graf Hugo von der Drache

A Prussian officer who 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 a 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.

  • Beardness Protection Program:
    • Drax has his underlings shave their heads and grow mustaches, meaning they can later disguise themselves by shaving off their mustaches and letting their hair grow out.
    • Also played straight, as the scientists working on Drax's rocket are all former Nazis. Drax even mentions that with their heads shaved and with the mustaches in place, no one recognizes them.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Instead of killing Bond and Gala when he has the chance, he leaves them to be killed by the Weaponized Exhaust, giving them the opportunity to escape and turn the tables on him.
  • Broken Pedestal: Bond saw him as a famed British war hero and admired him until finding out about his Nazi past and scheme to destroy England.
  • Character Tics: Tends to bite his fingernails when he gets nervous. Bond notes during the bridge game at Blades that all of them have been gnawed down to the quick.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: He wins thousands of pounds at the Blades Club by cheating at bridge. Bond stops him by cheating in his own way, switching in a stacked deck.
  • Commie Nazis: Drax turns out to be in league with the Soviets, more out of convenience than ideology however. Why on earth the Soviets would trust a former Nazi with a nuclear weapon is not explained.
    • For a chance to entirely discredit the idea of Western nukes based out of Europe at that time, they'd trust a monkey with a nuke, though it is noticeable that the Russians provided his head scientist was (although German) to him, and Dr. Walter was the person in charge of designing and setting the Moonraker's guidance system. Given he worked for a country that despised both the Soviets and the British, and is said to hold anti-Russia feelings deep in his heart, what's to stop Drax from aiming it at Moscow instead?
  • Complexity Addiction: His entire plan of assembling an all-German team of scientists, using them to construct a highly experimental rocket missile and aiming it at London without arousing suspicion falls into this, especially considering the rocket could easily have malfunctioned and either exploded mid-air or landed off-course. Simply having a nuclear bomb smuggled into his Belgravia flat would have been less hassle. Justified however as Drax is trying to create an epic masterpiece in humiliating Britain and simply letting off a nuke out of nowhere wouldn't be nearly as satisfying.
  • Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story: 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).
  • Cool Car: He drives a Mercedes 300 S, which Bond describes as "ruthless and majestic".
    • Also an automotive example of a National Weapon. Drax drives in a German Mercedes, while 007 drives a British Bentley.
  • Deep Cover Agent: Drax, in reality a former Nazi soldier, has masqueraded as a proud, distinguishable Briton for the past several years after he was "rescued" in his British military disguise, stole the identity of a missing British soldier, and faked amnesia to justify not remembering his pre-World War II life.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Bond and M both note that Drax is so wealthy that he'd have absolutely no reason to cheat at cards. Bond theorizes that he suffers from an inferiority complex since childhood and feels a need to dominate others even in needless circumstances.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Becomes apparent when Bond has to chase him on a road.
  • Evil Gloating: Apart from peppering his Motive Rant with this, Drax also tells Bond he has left a detailed account of his real life with a Scottish law firm, intending it to be revealed to the British public the day after his nuclear attack on London.
  • Evil Is Petty:
    • The first sign that he is a bad'un is when he cheats at cards even though the amounts involved are trivial to a man of his wealth. To him, the amounts are immaterial beside the fact that he just plain hates to be beaten.
    • TO show how evil he is, he casually rams a passing Alfa Romeo off the road when it passes his car, with Bond watching in horror as the driver met a grisly end. Even worse, the driver was a 19-year-old RAF pilot who took out his customized car for a ride.
  • Evil Redhead: He has red hair and is one of the main villains.
  • Fixing the Game: He cheats at bridge by using the reflection on his cigarette case to sneak a look at the cards he deals to the other players. With the assent of the club's management, who want Drax put on notice without the embarrassment of a public accusation, Bond beats him with a stacked deck, carefully arranged so that the cards Drax will be able to see will mislead him as to their respective chances.
  • Freudian Excuse: He is an ex-Nazi saboteur who wants to destroy England for the wartime defeat of his fatherland and the social slights he suffered as a youth growing up in an English boarding school before the war. Due to this, he developed an inferiority complex that drives him to dominate others even in unnecessary situations, but Bond points out that it has made him a mental case due to his delusions.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: After cornering 007, Bond gives a "Reason You Suck" Speech to recount Drax's life, specifically noting how being bullied because he sucked his thumb as a child, on top of the Nazi fanaticism he still adheres to, drove him to develop delusions of jealousy and revenge. Bond concludes with how it made him a paranoid monster.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Half of his face is badly scarred from a German attack during WWII. Plastic surgery has rectified it somewhat, but the scar is still noticeable.
  • The Heavy: While he is the Big Bad of the book, the Soviets are secretly backing him, albeit more out of convenience. Given he's an ex-Nazi saboteur, who's to say he wouldn't betray SMERSH for his personal gain?
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • He cheats at bridge using a shiny cigarette case as a mirror, so he can see who gets which cards when he deals. Bond turns the tables on him by sneaking in a stacked deck, causing him to lose 15,000 pounds in the final game.
    • 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.
  • Hope Crusher: He made himself into a national hero and Britain's most popular philanthropist so he could destroy the collective spirit of England when his nuke lands on London.
  • Impersonation-Exclusive Character: He's actually a Nazi saboteur who masquerades as a Villain with Good Publicity after he was "rescued" in his British military disguise, stole the identity of a missing soldier, and faked amnesia to justify not remembering his pre-war life. By sheer coincidence, the "Hugo Drax" name he adopted happens to be very close to his real one. The only things known about the real Hugo Drax was that he was an orphan with no friends or relatives, and was MIA during WWII.
  • Jerkass: Bond describes him as a "bullying, boorish, and loud-mouthed vulgarian" who makes an ostentatious display of wealth and is lacking in refinement.
    • His attempts to cheat at the card game at the Blades Club is one blatant example, though Bond one-ups him by switching in a stacked deck.
    • To prove how evil he is, he casually rams a passing car off the road, with Bond watching in horror as the driver gets killed. Even worse, the other driver was a young pilot who was only taking his customized car out for a ride.
  • Mad Eye: The surgery around his left eye was a disaster, as the missing skin make it seem larger in appearance and perpetually bloodshot. Bond wonders if he can properly close it, and in an official audiobook, read by Bill Nighy, there's a constant stress to his voice even when he seems to be having a good time.
  • Motive Rant: Drax gives Bond an epic one when he has him tied up and defenseless. Bond responds by taunting Drax into a Villainous Breakdown, which gives him the opportunity he needs to free himself and Gala.
  • Nazi Nobleman: Was one of these (a Graf, or Count) prior to assuming his current identity.
  • New Era Speech: Drax gives one near the end before leaving the confused audience.
    "Your majesty, men and women of England", the voice was a velvet snarl. "I am about to change the course of England's history." A pause. "In a few minutes' time the lives of all of you will be altered, in some cases, ahem, drastically, by the, er, impact of the Moonraker. I am very proud and pleased that fate has singled me out, from amongst all my fellow countrymen, to fire this great arrow of vengeance into the skies and thus to proclaim for all time, and for all the world to witness, the might of my fatherland. I hope this occasion will be forever a warning that the fate of my country's enemies will be written in dust, in ashes, in tears and", a pause, "in blood. And now thank you all for listening and I sincerely hope that those of you who are able will repeat my words to your children, if you have any, tonight".
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Justified Trope. Being that he's a Nazi, he's naturally going to be 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 tirade 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!
  • Red Right Hand: Aside from the singled out ones, he also has unnaturally long thumbs and badly splayed front teeth, the latter believed to be due to childhood thumb-sucking.
  • 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 (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 Nazi Nobleman past, along with some seed money he got from secretly robbing and murdering a Jewish banker in London.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: He served in one of the Werwolf sabotage and infiltration units established by the Nazis during WWII to slow down the Allied forces in Germany.
  • 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. Also a metaphorical reference to his true status as a Nazi who sought revenge against Britain for the destruction of his country by masquerading himself as an English gentleman.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: His rags-to-riches story and generous philanthropy has earned him the acclaim of the British populace. Even Bond admires him before learning that he's a Nazi saboteur seeking revenge against England for the destruction of his people.
  • The Von Trope Family: His real name is Graf Hugo von der Drache.
  • You're Insane!: Drax has Bond tied up at the base of his rocket to be incinerated during its launch. Bond takes the opportunity to recount Drax's life as he's gathered the info, in all its ugly, humiliating detail, to conclude how it's made him such a mental case. Bond's intent is to enrage Drax enough to overlook what Bond needs to escape (a blowtorch and cigarette lighter). It works.

The Film


Bond's Allies

    Holly Goodhead 

Dr. Holly Goodhead
"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.


"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.

  • Kidnapped by an Ally: A variation; Manuela does not kidnap Bond, but she does follow him after he arrives to Rio, and Bond suspects something wrong once he notices it, before she presents herself at his suite as his Brazilian contact.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's a beautiful woman who wears a translucient open dress. Needless to say, Bond decides to kill some hours in Rio with her.
  • Punny Name: In some Latin American countries, "doing a Manuela" is an euphemism for masturbation. 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.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: 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.


Colonel Scott
"Number one platoon, EVA."
Played by: Mike Marshall

A USAF officer at NASA who leads a group of marines to investigate Drax's space station.

  • Colonel Badass: Once the shuttle docks, he's the first one onto the station and leads the charge into the command center.
    • If you look closely at his medals, you'll see that he has decorations from both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
  • Not Me This Time: When NASA detects the space station, Scott is on the phone with General Gogol to assure him that it's not an American installation, and is told that it's not Russian either.
  • Space Marine: The leader of an entire company of them.

Drax Industries

    Hugo Drax 

Hugo Drax
"James Bond. You appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season."
Played by: Michael Lonsdale

A billionaire aerospace magnate who intends to exterminate mankind via Deadly Gas so that he can restart human civilization in space. And in that sounds familiar to you, it's because it's basically a Recycled Script of The Spy Who Loved Me... IN SPACE!

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Red-haired in the book, black-haired here.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the novel, his real name was Hugo von der Drache and "Hugo Drax" was a stolen name (that just happens to be similar to his real name). Here, he is genuinely called by the latter name.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the book, he's described as having facial scars as a result of being burnt. In the film, he has a normal appearance.
  • Adaptational Nationality: In the book, he's a former Nazi masquerading as an Englishman. In the film, no mention is made of his nationality.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Well, his literary counterpart at least didn't try to Kill All Humans.
  • AM/FM Characterization: Like his predecessor, he enjoys Classical Music, as he's introduced playing Frédéric Chopin on the piano.
  • Animal Assassin: He sets his dogs on Corinne after discovering that she's been helping Bond and later uses a snake to try and kill Bond.
  • Apocalypse How: He wants to use a Depopulation Bomb — lethal spores that will eliminate all human beings on Earth — to repopulate it with a select group of people under his leadership.
  • The Ark: He created his space station to hold the humans who would repopulate the Earth after the deadly spores killed everyone on the surface. When the two leads see that their space shuttle is carrying a cargo of men and women:
    James Bond: The animals went in two by two.
    Holly Goodhead: What do you mean by that?
    James Bond: Noah's Ark. This operation.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a solid goatee.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: He willingly invokes this by going out of his way to try and eliminate Bond in the most impractical means from their very first meeting. "Stupidity" in the sense that, originally, Bond wasn't even there to investigate Drax and all the murder attempts just made him suspicious. The first couple of attempts were suitably convoluted. Afterwards, he had no problem sending entire kill squads to assassinate Bond in public - which are just as doomed to fail, of course. His explicit justification for not simply having Bond shot is For the Evulz; he wanted Bond's death to be "amusing". Most people he has murdered in the movie actually die quite nasty deaths, especially Corrine, so this is pretty in-character.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He brags about his plan to create a master race where all people are physically perfect right in front of Jaws (who is freakishly tall, and in love with a short girl with glasses), and then snaps at him.
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: Does this a lot.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He owns Drax Industries, which constructs space shuttles.
  • Creepy Monotone: Only raises his even voice once.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Drax has a rather droll sense of humour.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: His evil plan reeks of the A Nazi by Any Other Name flavor of The Social Darwinist trope, capped off with his intention of repopulate the world with only the human beings he chose as "superior beings."
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In the novel, he's blown up in his own submarine. In the novel, Bond shoots him with a dart and blows him into space.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: He might be an Omnicidal Maniac 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.
  • Exact Words: His words to Goodhead.
    Hugo Drax: And you, Dr Goodhead, your desire to become America's first woman in space will shortly be fulfilled.
  • Expy: Of Karl Stromberg. IN SPACE! This is even more amusing when one takes into account that Stromberg was an expy of Blofeld and Captain Nemo.
  • Fatal Flaw: His tendency to gloat.
  • Faux Affably Evil: For all of his talk of wanting Bond's death to be "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 bought and shipped the Eiffel Tower, Corinne says that Drax did buy it, but couldn't have it shipped from France because they wouldn't issue him an export permit.
  • A God Am I: It's clear from his plan and his speech below that Drax sees himself in these terms.
  • It Amused Me: He wants Bond's death to amuse him.
  • Just Between You and Me: He lampshades this trope, and then says he's not going to follow it. But when Bond and the Bond Girl follow Drax up to his space station and see most of what's happening anyway, Drax helpfully provides the remaining details before ordering them Thrown Out the Airlock.
  • Kingpin in His Gym: Sort of. At some point, he is seen practicing his favorite sport: quail hunting.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: He plans to kill the Earth's population with nerve gas and re-populate it with his own race of "perfect" people (mostly attractive blondes).
  • New Era Speech: He gives one once all of his henchmen and super-race people are gathered on his space station.
    "First there was a dream. Now there is reality. Here in the untainted cradle of the heavens will be created a new super-race, a race of perfect physical specimens. You have been selected as its progenitors - like gods. Your offspring will return to Earth and shape it in their image. You have all served in humble capacities in my terrestrial empire. Your seed, like yourselves, will pay deference to the ultimate dynasty which I alone have created. From their first day on Earth they will be able to look up and know that there is law and order in the heavens."
  • Noah's Story Arc: He created his space station to hold the humans who would repopulate the Earth after the deadly spores killed everyone on the surface. Bond lampshades the story by quoting "And the animals came in two by two." and specifically mentioning Noah's Ark when the two leads see that their space shuttle is carrying a cargo of men and women.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Before he is revealed as a villain, he invites Bond to tea.
  • 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.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Inverted in the film adaptation, as Drax is an Equal-Opportunity Evil villain with henchmen of many nationalities and both genders unlike his literary counterpart, who's an ex-Nazi saboteur who beat up a Jewish banker to death and stole his wealth.
  • Shown Their Work: Unlike Stromberg, who had a detailed plan for destroying the world but no real details as to how he expected to rebuild it, Drax's evil plan goes into great detail as to how he expects to rebuild the human race after The End of the World as We Know It (for starters, his weapon doesn't affect plant or animal life, and he has a population of "perfect" humans from every ethnic group to repopulate the world with).
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He usually speaks in a Creepy Monotone. The only time he loses his temper and raises his voice was when Jaws refuses to follow his orders, joining Bond's side.
  • Space Station: His main lair at the end. It rotates to provide simulated gravity, even though it seems to be more of a star shape rather than the traditional wheel.
  • The Stoic: Very droll, dry and understated. The only time he ever loses his cool is when Jaws turns on him.
  • Storyboarding the Apocalypse: When Bond and Goodhead follow him up to his space station and see most of what's happening, he helpfully provides the remaining details.
  • Super Breeding Program: He plans to do some omnicide, and repopulate the planet Noah’s Ark style with pairs of men and women he has determined to be the best specimens of the human race.
  • Supervillain Lair: A pyramid in the middle of the Amazonian forest and a Space Station.
  • Tea Is Classy: Invites Bond to afternoon tea, calling it Britain's "contribution to western civilization".
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: Bond does this to Drax after shooting him with a poison wrist-dart. Just take a look at the current page image. Surely, he does take a giant step for mankind. And when Dr. Holly Goodhead asks where Drax went, he simply said:
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: One of the campiest James Bond movies has one of the darkest and most sinister villains to ever grace the franchise.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: 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 It Was Here, I Swear! on Bond). M nonetheless pre-emptively sends Bond to investigate Drax further, on the guise of a "vacation" for Bond.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Happens to him after Bond and Dr. Goodhead are captured in the space station when Bond explains the implications of Drax's master race. Jaws begins his Mook–Face Turn when he realizes he and Dolly won't fit in with Drax's perfect people.
    Drax: [angrily] JAWS! You obey me! EXPEL THEM!
  • Wicked Cultured: He's 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), quotes Oscar Wilde and lives in a fancy chateau.
  • You Have Failed Me: He fires Corinne when she helps Bond into his safe...and then has her fed to his dobermans.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He fully intends to kill all his employees who fail to meet his standards of perfection once his plans are realized.


Played by: Toshiro Suga
Dubbed by: Med Hondo (European French)

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.

  • Chain Pain: Uses a chain in the second half of his fight with Bond in the clock tower.
  • Destination Defenestration: Bond throws him through the ornate glass of the clock tower's dial, causing him to plunge to his Disney Villain Death by impaling a piano with a loud clang.
  • Disney Villain Death: Dies after he is thrown through a clock face, landing headfirst through a busker's piano.
  • The Dragon: 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.
  • Expy: Minus the lack of Weaponized Headgear, he has quite a few qualities in common with Oddjob.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses a wooden kendo saber against Bond. Not the best way to kill him honestly. Would have been better off with a katana.
  • Porn Stache: Well, this movie is from the '70s, after all.
  • The Quiet One: He only gets one line in the film, telling Dr. Goodhead that she has a call from Drax.
  • Screaming Warrior: He screams some Kiai during his fight with Bond in Venice.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Kills Corrine Dufour by setting Drax’s dogs on her.

    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 "perfect" women who are tasked by Drax with repopulating the human race after he destroys all human life on Earth.

  • The Beautiful Elite: They fit the bill, being incredibly beautiful (played by models) 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.
  • But What About the Astronauts?: Enforced. Drax and the girls go to his space station to survive while humanity on Earth is wiped out with a nerve gas.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: 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".
  • Dissonant Serenity: They watch Bond in a life-and-death struggle with a python with eerie calm, some of them with smiles on their faces.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Say what you want about Drax's genocidal project, but his group of "perfect people" doesn't discriminate by race or ethnicity. The fact that he has at least one black, one Asian, and one Ambiguously Brown woman among them is impressive, especially for 1979.
  • Fanservice Extra: In a film with some quite exotic Bond Girls (such as Corinne and Manuela), Drax's women put out some extra eye candy; but for once, they also become Chekhov's Gunwomen.
  • Master Race: 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.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Their dresses are cut down to the top half of their stomachs.
  • Noah's Story Arc: 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.
  • No Name Given: Unlike the other Drax Girls the film focuses up, the museum guide and the receptionist at Venini Glass are not named. (Not to mention the other Drax Girls that only appear on the background.)
  • Out of Focus: There are many of them (as Drax's plan to repopulate the world would require), but the only ones the film (and even promotional materials for the film) focuses on are the ones to make appearances through the film before the reveal of their purpose (the two who appear at Drax's château, the two who appear during Drax's pheasant hunt, and the two who appear as a museum guide and a receptionist at Venini Glass). There's also the fact that it is revealed that each one of them has a male partner with which to reproduce, but for obvious reasons, the film focuses on the females.
  • Traitor Shot: As Bond leaves Venini Glass, the camera lingers on the receptionist, and she has a devious look on her face.
  • The Voiceless: Out of all of them, the only ones heard speaking are the museum guide and the receptionist at the glass factory.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They vanish from the narrative just before the attack on the space station. Whether any actually survive is never revealed, as the audience never learns their fate.

Other Characters


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 One 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.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Well, Jaws did, enough to help save the day.
  • Girl Next Door: By all appearances, she's an ordinary, nerdy young woman.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in two quite long braids.
  • 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 (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. This also seems to be invoked in Jaws' Heel–Face Turn scene.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Jaws' Huge Guy.
  • Love at First Sight: She has an archetypical scene of this with Jaws, musical note and all.
  • Love Redeems: She is the key element in Jaws' Heel–Face Turn against Drax.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite her short stature, she lifts the wreckage she finds Jaws pinned under like it was made of balsa wood.
  • 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.
  • The Voiceless: She's never heard speaking, though we see her whispering to Jaws persuading him to help Bond and Holly undock their shuttle from the station.

    Corinne Dufour 

Corinne Dufour
"The Drax residence. Every stone brought from France. Cute, isn't it?"
Played by: Corinne Cléry

Drax's personal pilot and assistant.

  • Sexy Secretary: She's Drax's personal assistant.
  • Too Dumb to Live: What does she do when the hounds are about to be sicced on her instead of getting back in the golf cart she arrived in and driving away? Tries to outrun the hounds on foot by fleeing into a forest, to predictable results.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The audience gets to know little about her before her death.
  • You Have Failed Me: Drax accuses her of showing Bond his safe (which she only did by accident) and sics his hunting dogs on her.
  • You Just Told Me: Bond asks if there's a safe in the room, and when Corinne instinctively glances in the direction of the concealed safe he knows where to look for it.

Minor Antagonists

    Apollo Air Hostess 

Apollo Air Hostess
Played by: Leila Shenna

An unnamed assassin who attempted to kill James Bond aboard an Apollo Airways airliner alongside Jaws and the Apollo Pilot in the film's pre-title sequence. After kissing Bond, the hostess produces a pistol and holds him at gunpoint. The Apollo Pilot emerges from the cockpit and takes the gun from her, and after shooting out the aircraft's controls, Bond kicks the weapon from his hand and the two brawl until the assassin ends up being knocked out of the plane - shortly followed by a parachute-less Bond, who was pushed by Jaws, after which her fate is unknown.

  • Honey Trap: She's introduced making out with Bond, but this is soon revealed to be part of a trap set up against him.
  • No Name Given: Her name is never mentioned onscreen. She's only credited as "Apollo Air Hostess".
  • Uncertain Doom: She is last seen inside the plane after Bond and the Apollo Pilot start fighting, which considering that she and the Apollo Pilot planned to crash the plane to kill Bond (and the Apollo Pilot even shot at the controls to ensure that it couldn't be commandered), doesn't make her chances of survival look any good. The only thing implying that she could have survived was that the Apollo Pilot was shown handing her a parachute, which she put on.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She completely disappears from the picture after Bond and the Apollo Pilot start fighting inside the plane.

    Apollo Pilot 

Apollo Pilot
Played by: Jean-Pierre Castaldi

An unnamed assassin who attempted to kill James Bond aboard an Apollo Airways airliner alongside Jaws and the Apollo Air Hostess in the film's pre-title sequence. He and Bond brawl until the assassin ends up being knocked out of the plane - shortly followed by a parachute-less Bond, shoved out of the aircraft by Jaws. Bond skydives after the pilot, and the pair struggle in mid-air before Bond steals his parachute, and is last seen hurtling towards the ground.

  • Chute Sabotage: Of a sort. He most likely dies after his parachute gets stolen by Bond after Bond was pushed out of the plane by Jaws.
  • Disney Villain Death: He most likely dies after he jumps from the plane with a parachute and Bond (who was shoved out of the plane by Jaws) goes after him and steals his parachute, leaving him in free fall.
  • No Name Given: His name is never mentioned onscreen. He's only credited as "Apollo Pilot".
  • Sinister Shades: He spends his entire screentime wearing sunglasses, to highlight his status as a hitman.