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This is a list of characters from Georgia Byng's Molly Moon series of children's novels, which consist of Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism, Molly Moon Stops the World, Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time-Travel Adventure, Molly Moon, Micky Minus and the Mind Machine, Molly Moon and the Morphing Mystery, and Molly Moon and the Monster Music.[1]

Main protagonists[edit]

Molly Moon[edit]

Molly Moon is an intelligent 11-year-old orphan with pink blotchy legs, curly brown hair, a steady droning voice, large, hypnotic, green eyes and a "potato nose". She likes eating ketchup sandwiches and drinking orange squash concentrate. In the movie version of the book, she is played by Raffey Cassidy. Molly Moon's name derives from the fact that she was found on the doorstep of the Hardwick House, in a Moon's Marshmallows box. She got her name because there was a lollipop stick in the marshmallow box, so Ms. Trinklebury, the orphanage nanny, named her Lolly. Ms. Adderstone, the headmistress, forbade Lolly as a name, so she was renamed Molly.

Throughout the series, Molly learns to hypnotize, stop time, time travel, mind read, and morph.

Micky Minus[edit]

Micky Minus is the twin brother of Molly Moon. He was named Micky after the St. Michael's Hospital tag he wore around his wrist. During the travel to the 26th century, this tag is snapped in half - one half reading "ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL MALE LO" and the other half reading "GAN TWIN".

Like his sister, Micky has huge hypnotic potential. Once in the 26th Century, his powers are harnessed for a large empire. To ensure the young hypnotist doesn't revolt, Princess Fang and Miss Cribbins pretend that he is very sick, and would die without their medication. Even his last name suggests that the boy is worthless.

Micky changes his last name to Moon to match his sister.


Petula is Molly's cute and lovable blue pet pug, and the main character in the book series. She was once owned by Miss Agnes Adderstone, but was rescued by Molly. Petula has learned to hypnotize, and in the 3rd book Petula had learned how to freeze the world just like her owner and by doing this she even saved Molly's life.

In the book Molly Moon, Micky Minus and the Mind Machine, Petula helped Molly gain entrance into the mind machine room by hypnotizing Miss Cribbins' evil pet, Taramasalata and also hypnotized Miss Terryaki to be a guinea pig and saved Molly's brother, Micky, and Lily Black.


Forest is Sinclair Cell's yoga teacher. He's a stereotypical hippie with dreadlocks and likes meditating. He plays a secondary role in books 2 and 5 but is one of the protagonists in book 3. Though he has a weird personality, he can be wise in some ways. He taught Molly many aspects of meditation that helped her in book 2 and suggested some useful ideas about time travelling in book 3, but has not made any further appearances.


Ojas in an Indian boy from the year 1870. He has green eyes like Molly's and a straight nose. He is a Hindu. After both of his parents died, he began stealing to survive.

Molly first met him in book three when he stole her crystals for time traveling. They made a deal, and he returned them to her. Soon they became friends. Though Ojas is one of book three's main characters, he appears only episodically in book 4. His English is close to perfect.

Rocky Scarlet[edit]

Rocky Scarlet is Molly's best friend. He is described as having many friends. He first appears in Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Rocky has some talent in voice-only hypnotism. Rocky has played an important role in the books.

Main antagonists[edit]

'Professor' Simon Nockman[edit]

Simon Nockman (Professor Nockman) is a chubby, ill-groomed man who wears a gold scorpion pendant around his neck. He also has 'bulbous' eyes and black greasy hair. He doesn't shower much instead using cologne to cover up the smell, giving him a terrible odor.

Simon Nockman's cruel way of life began at an early age, when his pet budgerigar, Fluff, was caught in a rat trap set out by his landlord. His immoral parents did not offer him any consolence for this (his mother actually laughed). Because of his parents' and the landlord's lack of sympathy, he became a hateful person. Since then, he has committed a range of crimes and schemes.

At the age of eleven, he learned how to steal goods. When he was an adult, he tricked an old lady into giving him her life's savings which she thought was for a stray-dog home. With that money, he bought his warehouses in Manhattan and started his business of dealing in smuggled goods and designer rip-offs.

After the Shorings Bank incident, he was hypnotized by Rocky to be kind and good. He was also hypnotized by Molly Moon (in the first book) to have a German accent, as his original Chicago accent might be recognized by police (he told the police about the Shorings Bank incident on the phone).

Molly, in order to make him a better person, told him that he could have a budgerigar whenever he did a good deed. Between the first and second books, he managed to get twenty budgerigars by doing thoughtful deeds. His German accent wore off at the end of the second book, and he now speaks in his original scruffy Chicago accent. In the end of book 2, Nockman and Miss Trinklebury get engaged, but has not appeared in the subsequent books.

Primo Cell[edit]

Primo Cell is the hypnotist father of Molly and Micky. He is good at heart, but was unfortunately hypnotized by Lucy Logan, who was hypnotized by Cornelius Logan (who was in turn hypnotized by the Maharaja of Waqt) to control celebrities and to become president and build a time-traveling crystal mine for his master's master while killing people who got in his way. He is very rich (money accumulated from his brands and products while being controlled) and ran for the position of American president. He actually won the election, and became President Elect, but stepped down after being woken from his hypnotism. Primo became a different man when he was released by Molly from his bonds and showed much remorse for what he had done and he even confessed to his daughter (though unknowingly) and her friends that he now felt very lonely as he had no real friends and was loved by no one.

Maharaja of Waqt[edit]

The Maharaja of Waqt is a power-crazy man who kidnaps 11-year-old Molly and her dog Petula from the 21st Century. The Maharaja resides in 1870 India, and is a large and scaly man (He is scaly due to so much time-travelling). He is the villain of Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time-Travel Adventure.

Waqt was only able to speak in spoonerisms "...had something wrong with the way he talked. He got his words back to front - frack to bunt. He spoke in 'spoonerisms'."

To scare Molly, Waqt kidnapped four younger Mollys (aged 1, 3, 6 and 10) and Petula as a puppy, as well as Rocky and Forest from the eleven-year-old Molly's time. His real name is unknown, so he is simply known as Waqt. He has a servant called Zackya, and he is the first enemy of Molly that doesn't get reformed. The word 'Waqt' is Hindi for time. After Molly escapes from Waqt, she begins to use her newly found time travelling skills. She also finds that time travelling makes you skin dry and wrinkly, giving you an older appearance. She then finds a way to go the beginning of time, and hovers in the "Bubble of Light", which makes all who enter it younger.

She then brings Waqt back in time. After Molly shows him her secret to travelling time extremely quickly, she decides to leave him in a different time where there is only vegetation so he can survive. He will only be able to return to his time when he learns to love and care for others and his crystal will "open", allowing for quicker and more precise time travel.

Princess Fen Fang Feng Fong Yang Yong Yin Ying Kai-Ying Qingling[edit]

Also known as Princess Fang, this dangerous character is the villain of book 4. On the outside, she seems like an excitable, over-intelligent six-year-old, descendant of brilliant 26th Century scientists. In reality, she is a vain, sixty-year-old nightmare. After travelling to the Bubble of Light at the beginning of time to feed her unhealthy obsession with beauty, Princess Fang's outward appearance became that of a child. In the process, parts of her brain became childlike, and she surrounded herself with sickening toys. Princess Fang resides in Mont Blanc.

Using time-travelling hypnotists, Fang kidnapped Molly Moon's twin brother and hypnotised all the residents of Mont Blanc. Fang has a dangerous machine that can suck knowledge out of a person's head and put it into another's. Similar to the Maharaja of Waqt (who talks in spoonerisms), Fang has a speech impediment which disables proper pronunciation of 'r's and 'th's, making her sound even more childlike.

At the end of the book Molly Moon and Rocky hypnotise her and all her staff.[citation needed]

Miss Hunroe and her followers[edit]

Miss Hunroe and her followers, Miss Teryaki, Miss Speal, Miss Suzette and Miss Oakkton are the antagonists from the book Molly Moon and the Morphing Mystery. They appear to be good at the start of the book, tricking Molly and Micky by saying they are average hypnotists trying to stop the man Theobald Black. They send Molly and Micky to stop him, although he is really just a person who funds orphanages, much unlike the cunning con-man hypnotist they portray him to be. However things soon turn as the book progresses and they are revealed to be witches bent on controlling the weather with the mysterious four Logan Stones. They had actually planned to steal a book in Mr. Black's Possession: ''Hypnotism, Volume Two: The Advanced Arts, as Miss Hunroe wished to learn how to morph into other humans, because Miss Hunroe does not know how to. Miss Hunroe does not have the ability read minds. Apparently Miss Hunroe had known who Molly Moon was and most of her life. Miss Hunroe is revealed to have been a very popular woman who lives off having her followers around and it is suggested that she has always been a "bully", and that she had a condition to hate everyone but herself. Her followers are desperate to her gain the love and attention and will do anything to get this, and Miss Hunroe tends to use this to her advantage during the book.

Minor antagonists[edit]

Agnes Adderstone[edit]

Miss Agnes Adderstone is a bone skinny, mean woman who has false teeth.

Miss Adderstone is the headmistress of the Hardwick House Orphanage, and she dislikes children, especially babies. She hates Molly Moon especially out of all the orphanage's children. Later on in the book, Molly hypnotizes her to love planes and flying.

Agnes was absent during Book 2, but returned in Book 3 when Molly traveled back in time to return her past selves to their proper times. Molly instructed her to fart and burp in company, as well as to be kind to the children under her care when she was very drunk.

Before hypnotised by Molly, Petula the pug belonged to Miss Adderstone, and was fed chocolate cookies that caused stomach aches.

Adderstone favors Hazel, because it is learned that she looked like her when she was dropped off on the doorstep of Hardwick House.


Edna (surname unknown) is a mean, grumpy old woman. She is the cook of Hardwick House and was in the Navy as a sailor. She is rumored to have a tattoo of a sailor on her thigh. Later on in the book, Molly hypnotizes her to develop a passion for Italian cooking and the country of Italy itself. Molly also hypnotizes Edna to favor Molly and cooked good food for all the orphans except for Mrs. Adderstone, Hazel Hackersly, and Hazel's friends, who are served painfully spicy food.

Minor characters[edit]

Davina Nuttel[edit]

Davina Nuttel is a spoiled, not particularly pretty, child star whose lead part in Stars on Mars was stolen by Molly Moon. She has dirty blond hair and blue eyes and has a weak ability to hypnotize; however, she is not conscious of this fact. After Molly left New York, Davina got her part back (as referenced in the second book).

In the second book, she was kidnapped by Primo Cell. Her current status as of Book 3–5 is unknown.

Mrs. Trinklebury[edit]

Mrs. Trinklebury is a kind, stuttering old widow from the village of Hardwick. She raised Molly and Rocky when they were babies, but after the two of them were out of diapers, she only came once a week to do the cleaning and the laundry. However, after the Shorings Bank incident, she left the orphanage for good. It is also revealed that she is an orphan herself.

In the second book, she and Nockman fell in love and became engaged. She barely appears in the third book and doesn't turn up in the later ones as Molly is in the past and future for most of them.

Mrs. Toadley[edit]

Mrs. Toadley is a chubby, half-bald woman who is 'blubbery-faced'. She is the teacher of the class that Molly and Rocky are in, and is notorious for having a sneezing fit whenever she gets worked up (which allows Molly and Rocky to copy each other's answers). She is strongly disliked by all of her students.

Near the start of Book 1, Molly hypnotizes her to go around telling people that she is a terrible teacher, getting her fired.

Orphanage Children[edit]

There are seven children at Hardwick House (besides Molly and Rocky). They are:

'Hazel Hackersly' is a thirteen-year-old girl. She has not-that-pretty looks and a whiny voice. She is the most favored by Miss Adderstone out of all the orphanage children. While Molly and Rocky were away, she took over Miss Adderstone's bedroom. At the end of the book, it is revealed that her parents were actors who didn't spend time with or care about her. When Hazel first came to the orphanage, Molly was kind to her, but she pushed her away. It's also revealed mean to Molly because she was jealous that Rocky and Molly had Mrs. Trinklebury to love them as a mother. In the second book, she dyes her hair platinum blonde and gets a walk-on part in an American film; thus, she has a fake American accent.

'Roger Fibbin' is a twelve-year-old boy. He is Hazel Hackersly's informant and spy, and updates her on all the goings-on behind her back. While Molly and Rocky were away, he took over the sanitorium after a fight with Hazel. In the second book, it was revealed that he was hypnotised after seeing an argument between Cornelius and Lucy Logan. About a year later, Molly restored him to his normal self. He has not appeared since.

'Cynthia Redmon' is a thirteen-year-old girl and twin of Craig Redmon.

'Craig Redmon' is a boy and Cynthia's twin.

'Ruby Able' is a five-year-old girl and one of the few people who is actually nice to Molly at Hardwick House.

In the second book, it is revealed that she sticks her pictures up with bubble gum.

'Jinx Eames' is a five-year-old boy who calls Molly by her real name. He is good friends with Ruby.

'Gordon Boils' is the second oldest at the Hardwick House. He is a messenger of Hazel Hackersly. Gordon invented the names 'Drono', 'Zono' and 'Bog Eyes' for Molly, and it is later discovered that these were key abilities for hypnotists. He is very strong.

'Gerry Oakley' is the best friend of Gemma. He is very eager. Gerry is six years old in first book and first half of the second book. He loves mice, and at the beginning of the second book he has 10 mice, his favourite called Victor.

'Gemma Patel' is the best friend of Gerry. Gemma is seven years old in first book and first half of the second book. At the end of the first book, Gemma is the one who tells Molly all that has happened at Hardwick House. She was also the one who found the copy of the hypnotism book in Book 2.

Cornelius Logan[edit]

Cornelius Logan, a twin to Lucy Logan, is a brilliant hypnotist who hypnotised and controlled Primo Cell for eleven years so that Primo would become President of America and he could rule the world. He had stolen Molly and put her in the orphanage, because he was jealous of Lucy's happiness and wanted to ruin her life. Molly later hypnotised Cornelius to believe that he was a lamb. In the third book, it was revealed that Cornelius himself had been controlled by the Maharaja of Waqt at a very young age. Cornelious has yet to be released from his trance, but not in any of the four books released.

Lucy Logan[edit]

Lucy Logan is the great-granddaughter of Dr. Logan, the hypnotist who wrote the book which Molly discovered. In the first book, she is portrayed as the librarian in Briersville Library and has a major role in leading her daughter to discover her hypnotic talent (using hypnosis herself). It was revealed in the second book that Lucy Logan had been hypnotized, put in a deep trance and controlled for eleven years by her twin brother, Cornelius Logan. It was also revealed in the third book that Lucy Logan is the mother of Molly and Micky Logan, and her husband is Primo Cell. Primo Cell (who was also hypnotized by Cornelius Logan) is also a hypnotist. A fake Lucy (Cornelius) tried to kill Molly in book 2 because Primo had been de-hypnotized.

She does not appear much in the later books.

Sinclair Cell[edit]

Sinclair was an orphan. Until the age of four, he and his sister Sally were under the care of a circus ringleader who had adopted them (Sinclair and Sally bear no blood ties whatsoever). The ringleader was a hypnotist powerful enough to pose a potential threat to Primo Cell. Primo hypnotised the ringleader and his wife who became gardeners at Cell's mansion. Primo also adopted Sinclair and Sally. Sinclair pretended to love Primo as a father, but he always hated him. Loving Primo was the only way Sinclair wouldn't be hypnotised (unfortunately, Sally crossed the line, and was hypnotised by Cell).

Sinclair appears in book 2, Molly Moon Stops the World. He saved Molly and Rocky's lives, otherwise the "magpie killer" would have killed them. He hypnotised them for seven and a half months so they would be safe from Primo Cell. Once released from their hypnotic bounds, Molly, Rocky and Sinclair hypnotised Primo. If it wasn't for Sinclair, Molly and Rocky would be dead, and Primo Cell would theoretically rule the world. He is described as being fit and tanned with shoulder length blond hair and blue eyes.

He rarely appears in the later books.

Lily Black[edit]

Lily Black is a minor heroine from book 5. She is featured throughout the book and is quite a spoilt and sulky girl. She is described to have black curly hair and blue eyes. She is also determined and desires to be part of the action, annoyed that her father won't teach her the art of hypnotism. She ends up playing an important role in the plot of the book, particularly in the second half.

Nurse Meekles[edit]

Nurse Meekles is a kind, friendly woman at the palace where Princess Fang ruled. She always respected Molly and had watched Micky in his early childhood. Nurse Meekles actually helped the twins escape using a secret laundry chute going to the outside of the palace. Her husband's name is Axel, also known as Professor Selkeem, which is just Professor Meekles backwards. Her first name is Ai Mu.

Professor Selkeem/Axel[edit]

The degenerated and good mad child genius formerly known as the good hypnotist, Axel. He is the husband of Nurse Meekles and lost his hypnotic abilities - a side effect of travelling to the Bubble of Light at the beginning of time far too often. His skin is described as being like leather and has a habit of drinking tomato juice which appears like blood to Molly, leading her to believe that he is evil. He also consumes rotten eggs and moldy pieces of toast, and is said to keep shriveled hearts in his treehouse laboratory, but they just turn out to be sun-dried tomatoes. He always speaks in riddles and rhymes, and likes talking to himself. After he lost his hypnotic skills as well as his mind and he became ugly in the Princess' eyes, he was sent to live with the Zooeys (the mutated former Royal family) as his servants. There, he experimented harmlessly, though crazily. He has some pet dognakes (snakes with Labrador's heads), and his favorite one is called Schnapps. He loathes Princess Fang, and distrusts deeply of Wildgust, a member of the mutated Royal family, since he believes he is evil. His intentions are misunderstood for a great part of the story.

Hypnotized people[edit]

Hypnotized by Primo Cell[edit]

Primo Cell, in the eleven years he was hypnotised, managed to hypnotize 3000 people (that is what he tells Molly when she hypnotizes him) including:

  • Suky Champagne – a young film actress. She wins an Oscar in the second book and comments on the bathroom attendant.
  • Hercules Stone – Hercules Stone is a Hollywood actor. An African American, he is undoubtedly named after the mythical Greek character Hercules, who was the son of Zeus. In March 2003, he was seen on the cover of Welcome To My World standing on a high cliff by the sea, wearing a Tarzan-like toga, with his black hair in dreadlocks. The head line said Hercules Stone invites Us Into His Malibu Villa. He is known to wear a special kind of deoderant. He is known to flirt with women, as he was seen with a beautiful woman at the 2003 Oscar Awards. In 2003 he bought an instant hair growth product called Bye Bye Bald. Hercules likes hamburgers, but he is very nitpicky about how to make them, and in March 2003 actually tipped his whole burger off his plate when he was not satisfied how it was made. It is unknown what happened to him. He was later seen with Mrs. Trinklebury that November, and went out for dinner with the main characters of the series to a French restaurant, along with the rest of the famous Hollywood stars.
  • Billy Bob Bimble – child singing star, friendly with Rocky.
  • King Moose – boxer.
  • Cosmo Ace – actor.
  • Tony Wam – karate expert.
  • Shaggy Haired Boy and Girl – friends with Billy Bob Bimble.
  • Gloria Heelheart – an actress who is nicknamed "Queen of Hollywood".
  • Stephanie Goulash – a singer.

Hpynotized by Molly Moon[edit]

  • Petula
  • Edna
  • Ms. Adderstone
  • The Kids of Hardwick House (including Rocky, but in another book)
  • Airport staffs
  • The Staff of Shorings Bank
  • Mr. Nockman
  • The Actors and Staff of "Stars on Mars"
  • Anyone who watched the "Check Out the Kids In Your Neighborhood" commercial (Made by Molly and Rocky to make kids' lives better)
  • Anyone watching the Briersville Talent Show
  • A taxi driver
  • Primo Cell
  • Cornelius Logan
  • An Indian policeman in the year 1870
  • A shopkeeper in the same year
  • Another shopkeeper in 1970
  • Zackya
  • Two bossy teenage girls in 2250
  • Guards of Princess Fang's Castle
  • Ms. Cribbins
  • Princess Fen Fang Feng Yang Yong Win Ying Kai-Ying Qingling

Rocky hypnotised[edit]

  • Molly Moon
  • His adoptive parents
  • Everybody who watched the "Check out the Kids in your neighbourhood" ad.

Petula hypnotised[edit]

  • Garry's mice
  • The guard at the Hollywood awards


  1. ^ "Molly Moon". Retrieved 3 June 2015. 

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