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|“||You're not real. You're not real! You're only made of... moonlight!||„|
|~ The moonlight man, mocking Jessie Burlingame|
Raymond Andrew Joubert, alternatively known as the Space Cowboy or the Man Made of Moonlight, is the main antagonist of the Stephen King novel Gerald's Game and its 2017 film adaptation. He is a serial killer and necrophile.
In the 2017 film, he was portrayed by Carel Struycken, who also portrayed Grandpa Flick in Doctor Sleep.
Jessie Burlingame and her husband Gerald travel to their secluded lakehouse in western Maine for an unplanned romantic getaway. To spice up their relationship, Gerald handcuffs Jessie to a bed to make love to her. However, Jessie withdraws her consent and kicks Gerald in the chest when he tries to continue anyway, causing him to have a fatal heart attack. Initially worried about a potentially embarrassing situation, Jessie soon realises that there is a much bigger risk and she may legitimately die of dehydration if she cannot get free.
Waking up from a nightmare, Jessie sees a tall figure in the corner of the room, who shows her a basket of jewellery made of human bones.. She nicknames him the "Space Cowboy" and tells him that he is "only made of moonlight", seemingly causing him to disappear. However, the voices in her head tell her that the man is very real, and will kill her if she doesn't escape.
After she eventually escapes, Jessie is attacked by the now undeniably real Space Cowboy. She throws him her wedding ring, thinking that it's all he wants, but discovers him in the back of the car and crashes.
While recuperating, Jessie attends the court hearing of one Raymond Andrew Joubert, a serial killer and necrophile who has been robbing houses in the area. Joubert recognises and advances on her, mocking her earlier statement about him being made of moonlight. She spits in his face and walks out, leaving him to be imprisoned for his crimes.
Joubert's role in the 2017 film adaptation is similar to the book, with a few minor differences:
- He is not referred to as the Space Cowboy, instead he is known as the Man Made of Moonlight.
- He is now a cannibal, eating the faces of male corpses he digs up, including Gerald's.
- Rather than stealing jewels from lake houses, he steals them from dead bodies.
- He is now hideously deformed, suffering from a rare condition called acromegaly.
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