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This is a list of characters in the ''Indiana Jones'' series.


Introduced in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''


Indiana Jones

Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (
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Harrison Ford
), the titular character of the franchise, is an
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archaeologist
and college professor.


Satipo

Satipo (
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) is a guide accompanying Indy in the temple in the film's opening. He follows behind him through the temple's traps on the way in. When Indy and Satipo reach a pit on the way out, Satipo makes it over with Indy's whip and Indy is stuck on the other side. Indy throws over the fertility idol to Satipo, who offered to throw him his whip for it; but he betrays Indy, dropping the whip and fleeing. In his haste, he forgot to mind the wall trap he had witnessed Indy test and is killed; Indiana makes it out. In an early script of the film, written by
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, Satipo flees the boulder with Indy, only to be met with Barranca's ultimate fate in the finished film and killed by the Hovito tribe, but the script was scrapped. He appears in the video game ''
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'' (1999) in the secret level "Return to Peru", where Indiana returns to the same temple and finds the second idol. His name is based on that of a Peruvian town, Satipo in
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in
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.


Jock Lindsey

Jock Lindsey (
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) is an American freelance pilot. Jock cut his teeth as a
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performing in Midwest airshows and relocated to
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Venezuela
after a rumored flight-related tragedy. He frequently was hired by Jones to fly the archaeologist to remote parts of the world. Easygoing and affable, Jock butted heads with Indiana on only one subject: his pet snake Reggie. According to the novelization of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' written by Campbell Black aka
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(1981), Jock is Scottish. The "Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar"
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at
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says he settled down in
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in 1938.


Barranca

Barranca (
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) is the other Peruvian guide who turns against Indiana. When Barranca draws a revolver, Indy uses his famous bullwhip and wraps the whip around the gun. The gun is yanked from Barranca's hand and lands in a stream. Barranca then runs away but is later killed with poisonous darts by the Hovitos tribe. In the early script of the film, written by
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, when Barranca pulls his gun out on Jones, the archaeologist uses his whip to make Barranca shoot himself, but the script was scrapped. Like Satipo, his name is based on a Peruvian town and county,
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, Barranca Ward, Barranca County, Lima state.


René Belloq

Dr. René Emile Belloq ( Paul Freeman) is a French archaeologist who takes credit for Indiana's findings by following his exploits and then securing the artifacts after Indiana completes efforts to initially retrieve them and the main antagonist of ''
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''. In the film's opening, Belloq and the Hovitos tribesmen force Indiana to hand over a fertility idol he has braved numerous booby traps to obtain. Belloq aids the Nazis in finding the
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, as he wants to use the relic to speak with God. When the Ark is opened, its contained spirits engulf Belloq in flames and cause his head to explode; Indiana and Marion are spared and turn the Ark over to the United States government. At one point in the film, Belloq says to Indy that they are very much alike and that he is Indy's "shadowy reflection". The novelization of the movie reveals Belloq became Indiana's foe at
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, when he
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plagiarized
his essay on
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, thus winning an award that rightfully belonged to Indiana. Another encounter in 1934 is detailed, when Indiana spends months preparing a dig in
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, only to arrive and discover Belloq has excavated the region. Indiana also encounters Belloq in two novels by Max McCoy, set before the films, where the two meet for the first time (contradicting the novelization of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'') and Belloq gives Indiana information for locating a
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. Belloq's first name was Emile in an August 1979 draft of the script, and Marion was originally more infatuated with him. Spielberg considered
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and
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Giancarlo Giannini
for the part before casting Freeman: while watching ''
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'' he noticed that Freeman had very piercing eyes. Belloq was intended to appear in the prequel ''
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'', but was written out for unknown reasons. He was set to appear in ''
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'', but the show was canceled before his third season: he and the 21-year-old Indiana would have become friends in
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in 1920, although his ruthless traits would be exhibited by stealing and selling to F. A. Mitchell-Hedges. He would have aided Indiana and
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in Brazil in an episode set in 1921. He was also intended to appear in the canceled
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''Indiana Jones and the Lost Horizon'', where he appears in the prologue discovering a fake
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in New York City in 1926. In an early script of ''
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'', called ''Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods'', written by
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, the Nazis were set to appear seeking revenge for Belloq's and Toht's deaths, but the script was rejected.
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released a 3.75" action figure (dressed in Jewish robes) in late 1982, which was available by mail order until 1983. A Belloq figure in normal clothes was also released in 1983. He was included in a TSR, Inc. collection of metal miniatures the following year.
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released a 3 ¾" Belloq in Jewish robes in 2008 (which comes with the fertility idol). An Adventure Heroes figurine, which comes with the Ark and a murderous spirit, will also be released.
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made a Belloq figure for a
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based on the ''Raiders'' opening sequence.


Marcus Brody

Marcus Brody (
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) is an academic and
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who has known Indy since he was a child. Brody was friends with Indy's father, Henry Sr., and served as something of a surrogate father figure, as Indy did not get along well with his own father. In the film, Brody makes a deal with government agents that Indy will recover the Ark of the Covenant and put it in a museum, but the agents put it away in a top secret hiding place, much to his disappointment. He reappeared in ''The Last Crusade'' (1989), aiding Indiana on the search for his father and getting captured by the
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. In 1940, Marcus Brody retired as curator of the National Museum and accepted a position as Dean of Students at Marshall College. After Brody died in 1952, Indy lobbied hard for the bronze statue of Brody featured in ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' on the Marshall College grounds. The statue of Brody lists his years of service as Dean of Students from 1939 to 1944. Denholm Elliot's death in 1992 was written into ''
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'' with the death of his character. Spielberg cast Elliott in the role because he was a fan of the actor. His return in ''Crusade'' was motivated by the director's desire to have the film hew closer to ''Raiders''. He was initially portrayed in the first film as a knowledgeable, accomplished archaeologist in his own right, with much apparent field work under his belt, and tells Indy that he would accompany him on his quest but for other responsibilities. By the third film in the series, though still portrayed as intelligent, his character had changed to a somewhat bumbling figure who Indy mentions had gotten lost in his own museum and provided much of the film's
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. Brody has also appeared in ''
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'', the Marvel Comics Indiana Jones series, a ''Young Indiana Jones'' book and the Bantam novels series.


Marion Ravenwood

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(
Karen Allen Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American film and stage actress. After making her film debut in ''Animal House'' (1978), she became best known for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood opposite Harrison Ford in ''Raiders of the Lost A ...
) had a crush on Jones in 1926, leading him to pursue a relationship with her, despite the fact she was a minor. This ended abruptly when her father Abner Ravenwood (Jones' mentor) discovered their romance. Ten years later, a resentful Marion is forced to aid Indiana in retrieving the Ark of the Covenant after her bar in
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is burned down by Arnold Ernst Toht and his thugs. Marion was a regular supporting character in the
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series set after the film, and Allen reprised the role for ''
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'' in 2008. In the early script of the film, written by
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, Marion was set to be a prostitute after Abner's death, but
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rejected the script. According with
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, Marion was set to appear in the prequel ''
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'', alongside her father Abner, but
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scrapped the idea. During the development of ''
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'', an early draft, called ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars'', written by
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, Marion was set to appear in the wedding of Indy and Dr. Elaine McGregor, alongside Sallah, Short Round, and Willie Scott, but the draft was rejected. In another early script, titled ''Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods'', written by
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, Marion was set to appear again as Indy's partner, but this draft was also scrapped.


Arnold Ernst Toht

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Arnold Ernst Toht (
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) is the secondary antagonist of
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and the
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(SD) agent who attempts to steal the medallion from Marion, but his hand is badly burned by it, as it had been engulfed in flames prior to his grabbing it. The scarred inscription on his hand is used by the Nazis to pinpoint the Ark's location, but as his hand lacks the code on the medallion's other side, they end up digging in the wrong area. He dies at the end when his face melts after he is exposed to the supernatural powers of the Ark. (In the novelization and the original script, Toht dies earlier in the story when Gobler's car flies off a cliff during the chase sequence with Indiana Jones riding on horseback to intercept the truck carrying the Ark.) In a sequel comic book, Indy is confronted by his vengeful sister Ilsa. Toht was called Belzig in the August 1979 draft of the script. Spielberg wanted him to be a
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, with a metal arm that could transform into a
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and machine gun. The 1979 script gave him a light in place of a right eye. Lucas rejected these as too far-fetched. Lacey was cast as Toht, as he reminded Spielberg of
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.(2003). ''Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy'' (DVD).
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.
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turned down the role, as he hated the script. Lacey later made a cameo appearance in ''The Last Crusade'' as Reichsfuhrer-SS
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, opposite
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(who himself auditioned for Toht) as
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. In an early script of ''
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'', titled ''Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods'', written by
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, the Nazis were set to appear seeking revenge for Toht and Belloq's death, but the script was rejected. A 3.75-inch figure was released in late 1982, and he was part of a metal miniature collection in 1984.


Hermann Dietrich

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Hermann Dietrich (
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) is the arrogant
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commander of the Tanis project. He was chosen by Hitler because of his ruthless efficiency. He expresses doubt over Belloq's desire to perform a "Jewish ritual" with the Ark. He also calls Captain Katanga a "savage", due to the captain hinting at selling
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into slavery. He is killed when the Ark is opened, the sheer heat causing his head to shrivel and melt. In the early script of the film, written by
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, Dietrich's surname was Hermann Schliemann, and also, he was set to survive during the Ark of the Covenant's opening. After this, he was set to chase (along other surviving Nazis) Marion and Indy in a mine car chase. However, the script was scrapped and the mine car chase was recycled for ''
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''. The only piece of Dietrich merchandise has been a 1984 metal miniature. The DK ''Indiana Jones'' guide established his first name in the index.


Sallah

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Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir (
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John Rhys-Davies
) is an Egyptian
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and a friend of Indiana. He reappeared in ''
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''. He also appeared in a Marvel comic, a ''Young Indiana Jones'' book (which detailed his first meeting with Indiana in 1913), and two Bantam novels. In ''
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'', Sallah doesn't appear physically, but he appears in a photo in Indy's office. In an interview of TheForce.net, Davies told that
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Steven Spielberg
offered him to return as Sallah in a cameo, but he declined. During the development of ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'', an early draft titled ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars'', written by
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, Sallah was set to appear in the wedding of Indy and Dr. Elaine McGregor, along with Marion Ravenwood, Short Round, and Willie Scott, but the draft was scrapped. On February 20, 2016, Davies expressed interest in reprise his role of Sallah in the upcoming fifth movie.
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was the original choice to portray Sallah, but he declined. Also,
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tried to portray Sallah, but he did not (however, he portrayed Kazim in ''Last Crusade'').


Cairo Swordsman

The Cairo Swordsman ( Terry Richards) appears when Marion is being kidnapped by Nazi forces. The entire crowd moves aside when the swordsman appears, swinging his
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scimitar
and coercing Indiana into a battle. Jones simply pulls out his revolver and shoots him, causing the crowd to burst into cheers. The gag came about because
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Harrison Ford
was suffering from
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and did not want to spend three days filming a "conventional" fight. On the first take, Richards "took a minute-and-a-half to die", so on the next take, Ford shot him so quickly that Richards fell over in surprise. Ford would later say he felt sorry for Richards because "he worked so hard on that swordplay". Richards felt "it turned out to be the funniest thing in the film", and was surprised he was not cut out of the picture. Many, including Lucas, disliked the brutality of the gag, and Richards concurred the joke was very morbid. Nevertheless, it was placed 38th on ''
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'''s Top 50 film gags list, and it is one of Spielberg's favorite scenes in the series.
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released a 3.75" figure of the swordsman in 1982.
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released a figurine of the swordsman in a box set in January 2001 (to scale with the
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vehicles models), and a 4.5" figure in August 2003. In 2008,
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released a 3 ¾" action figure, an Adventure Heroes figure, and a 12" figure.


Gobler

Major Gobler ( Anthony Higgins) is a German major of the military contingent attached to the Tanis project. He is personally chosen by Hitler due to his ruthlessness and efficiency. Gobler is strict whereas Dietrich is practical. He dies when the truck driven by Jones rams his car, sending it flying off a cliff.


Simon Katanga

Simon Katanga ( George Harris), is a friend of Sallah and the captain of the ''Bantu Wind'', a
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Indiana and Marion use to transport the Ark. When his ship is boarded by the Nazis, he covers for them by claiming he killed Indiana and intends to sell Marion to slavery; Colonel Dietrich believes him and calls him a savage. He reappears in a
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sequel, where Indiana bails him from a
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Panama City
jail after being charged with
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. Katanga and his crew take Indiana to the
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, where they are attacked by pirates, who
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the ''Bantu Wind''. Following a battle, Katanga regains his ship.


Luftwaffe Mechanic

The Luftwaffe Mechanic (
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) challenges Indiana to a one-on-one fight as Indy is attempting to reach the pilot of a
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flying wing
. The muscular mechanic gets the better of Indy for most of the fight, which takes place on the airstrip, but he fails to move away from the propeller of the flying wing in time and is cut to pieces.


Abner Ravenwood

Abner Ravenwood is Marion's father and an
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. He was Indiana's mentor at the
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, but the two split in 1926 when Indiana had an affair with the teenage Marion. The
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Ark of the Covenant
was his lifelong obsession, and he owned the headpiece to the Staff of , which could pinpoint its location. He is said to be dead when Indiana and the Nazis come to
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Nepal
(where the Ravenwoods live) in 1936, to use it to find the Ark at
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. The novelization details he died in an
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avalanche
in 1936. In
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' '' The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones'', it is hinted that Abner is alive when Indiana and Marion travel to the fictitious city Ra-Lundi to free its people from the power of a meteorite: Indiana is briefly aided by a masked man. Abner is in the
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to a
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, where he lost an
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from
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after being chased off by the island's inhabitants in 1927; five years later Indiana and his cousin must retrieve it. A supplement to a
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said that Abner studied under
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, and disliked the British for their "armchair
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", in which they made assumptions about other cultures based on reports instead of exploring themselves. Abner was set to appear along his daughter Marion in ''
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'', but
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George Lucas
scrapped the idea. In the early scripts of ''
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'', Fedora was intended to be Abner, but the idea was rejected. Abner was intended to appear in the canceled third season of ''
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'', when a ten-year-old Indiana meets him searching for the Ark on the
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Temple Mount
. The canceled
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''Indiana Jones and the Lost Horizon'' was going to depict him and Indiana recovering the headpiece to the Staff of Ra in
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in 1926. Artist Hugh Fleming modeled Abner's appearance on actor
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, and the series would explain that Abner taught Indiana to behave cynically with others, so that they would not think he was crazy if he mentioned his encounters with the supernatural. The character was also intended to appear in the 2003 video game ''
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'' (set in 1935, before ''Temple of Doom'') but the developers of the game deemed his role as Indy's partner "too unwieldy".


Introduced in ''The Temple of Doom''


Willie Scott

Wilhelmina Scott (
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) is an American singer working at Club Obi Wan (a reference to ''
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'' character
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) in 1935 Shanghai who is caught up in Indiana's adventures and becomes his love interest. Unlike Marion, she is more of a
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. According to the novelization, Willie was born in
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to a wealthy family and moved to Shanghai when she was unable to break into Hollywood during the
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. She also claims to know
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Al Capone
(whom Indy met in 1920) and
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. She returns to the United States following her adventure. Spielberg liked the character of Willie:
"Willie has led this pampered life and feels that's what's due her — to be cared for and looked after. She meets Indiana Jones, a person unlike anyone she has ever been involved with, and ends up going off with him. In the course of all their adventures, all of her earlier life is stripped away from her, and Willie must fall back on her own resources. She discovers that she is a very strong woman, a gutsy lady. Willie is a much different character than the woman
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played in ''Raiders''."
In ''
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'', she does not appear physically, but appears in a photo in Indy's office. In an early script of the film, called ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen of Mars'', written by
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, Willie was set to appear in Indy and Dr. Elaine McGregor's wedding, along with Sallah, Short Round, and Marion Ravenwood, but the script was rejected. In another early script, titled ''Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods'', written by
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, Scott was set to be mentioned by Indy, but this other script was also rejected. Willie was named after Spielberg's dog. Spielberg wanted Willie to be a complete contrast to Marion, so Capshaw dyed her brown hair blonde for the part. Spielberg later married Capshaw in 1991. A Willie figure was made by
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in 1984, but was never released, although an unpainted metal miniature of her was made for a TSR, Inc. collection that year. She has appeared in two
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sets: ''Shanghai Chase'', and ''The Temple of Doom''.
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Sharon Stone
and 120 other women were considered for the role of Scott.


Lao Che

Lao Che (
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) is a Chinese gangster, the owner of Club Obi Wan, and Willie Scott's employer; his two sons, Chen and Kao Chan, are also prominent members of their father's gang. Che hires Indy to find the ashes of
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Nurhaci
and promises him a valuable diamond in return. Indy recovers the ashes and Che sends Kao Chan to steal the urn while Indy is sleeping to get out of paying him, but Indy retains the urn and severs Kao's left forefinger, letting him live. Indy shows up to Club Obi Wan to make the exchange; Che threatens Indy for the urn, but Indy takes Willie hostage to complete the exchange. Che gives Indy the diamond and an unknowingly poisoned drink; Indy gives Che the urn and drinks the poison, and Che offers the poison's antidote in exchange for returning the diamond. Indy gives him the diamond, but Che refuses to give the antidote, even when Indy takes Willie hostage again. Indy's friend, Wu, holds the gangster at gunpoint, but Chen shoots and kills him amidst a bunch of champagne bottles popping to mask the gunshot. Indy impales Chen with a skewer of pigeon flambé in retaliation and a gunfight ensues. Indy, Short Round, and Willie escape with the antidote and leave Shanghai, unknowingly on a plane owned by Lao Che. Che orders the pilots to parachute out of the plane in hopes of killing Indy when the plane crashes, but Indy deploys a raft and lands safely on the ground. In the Bantam novel ''Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs'', Indiana meets Lao Che for the first time in 1933 at a nightclub he owns in Shanghai. Before the death of
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,
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Steven Spielberg
was planning to return Che in ''
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'', but he declined the idea after Chiao's death in 1999.
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, the actor that portrayed Kao Kan, expressed interest in reprise his role of Kan in the movie, but he declined after Roy's death.


Wu Han

Wu Han (
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) is an old friend of Indiana Jones who holds Lao Che and his sons at gunpoint during the meeting at Club Obi Wan. He is shot and killed by Lao's son Chen. Max McCoy's prequel novel ''Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs'' detailed how Wu first met Indiana in 1914, during his trip to China with his father. Years later, he is studying
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when his parents and sister die in an influenza outbreak. Their ashes wind up in the possession of Lao, who uses the promise of a proper burial to force Wu into servitude. In 1933, Indiana meets Wu in Shanghai on his way to
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, and steals his family's ashes from Lao, securing his old friend's freedom. Indiana inspires him to study archaeology upon his return to school. Wu also aids Indiana in the 2003 video game ''
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'', set just before ''Temple of Doom''. He regularly arranges Jones' transportation.


Short Round

Short Round (
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) An eleven-year old
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driver in Shanghai, Short Round was orphaned when the Japanese bombed Shanghai in 1932; he helps Indiana escape from Lao Che. He is essential in freeing Indiana and the Maharajah of Pankot from Mola Ram's psychic control. The novelization explains that Short Round was born Wan Li () in 1924. Despite attending a
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, he respects
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, and believes that the baby elephant that transports him in India is a
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of his brother Chu. He immigrates to the United States with Jones following his adventure. In the film, Short Round is frequently heard speaking the
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Cantonese
dialect of Chinese (despite being born in Wu dialect-speaking Shanghai), as well as English. In an early script of ''
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
'', called ''Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars'', written by
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, Short Round (now an adult) was set to appear in the wedding of Indy and Dr. Elaine McGregor, alongside Sallah, Marion Ravenwood, and Willie Scott, but the script was scrapped by
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and
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. Short Round was named after ''Temple of Doom'' screenwriters
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and
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's dog. Lucas' initial idea for Indiana's sidekick was a virginal young princess, but Huyck, Katz and Spielberg disliked the idea. It is difficult not to see in the character's name an homage to the Samuel Fuller film ''
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'', in which a young Korean boy of the same name acts as a guide for the protagonist. Around 6,000 actors auditioned worldwide for the part: Quan was cast after his brother auditioned for the role. Spielberg liked his personality, so he and Ford improvised the scene where Short Round accuses Indiana of cheating during a card game. Quan had a martial arts instructor to help him on set. The character cameoed in an issue of
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' ''The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones'', rescuing Indiana from a pirate attack in the
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, before he returns to boarding school. ''The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones'', published in 2008, detailed Short Round becoming an archaeologist and tracked down the Peacock's Eye (the diamond from ''Dooms opening sequence) to
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. He also appeared in the non-canonical crossover story in ''
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'', where he and Indiana discover the remains of
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in the crashed ''
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'' in the
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. A Short Round action figure was planned by
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in 1984, but was never released. However, an unpainted metal miniature of him was released by TSR that year. He appears in the 2009
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sets ''Shanghai Chase'' and ''The Temple of Doom''. ''
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'' named Short Round as their sixteenth favorite element of the films, explaining "you could argue that Shortie is the real hero of ''Temple of Doom'' – while the titular relic hunter is off searching for fortune and glory, it's Short Round's moral compass that keeps the adventure on the right track". In 2008, a poll conducted by movietickets.com to coincide with the release of '''' named Short Round "favorite Indy sidekick".


Chattar Lal

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) is the Prime Minister of Pankot and personal representative and chief advisor of Maharaja Zalim Singh. He graduated from
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and speaks English with a pronounced accent as a result, and also knows well Indiana's reputation. Like Indiana he was apparently forced to drink the Blood of Kali by Mola Ram, controlling him, and the young Maharaja. During the attempted sacrifice of Willie Scott, Lal is injured by Indiana when he gets caught in the wheel used to lower victims into the lava pit. He is last seen crawling away and collapsing, but disappears after this. It is unknown if he escaped. In an early script of the film, Lal was set to have a more important role, but the script was rejected. In other early script, Lal was intended to be killed by Indy throwing him into the lava pit, but the script was scrapped. In the novelization, Chattar Lal is thrown into the lava pit while in the film he is injured but he doesn't die, whereas in '' Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures'', he is blown apart by a blast of heat caused by Indy and Short Round.


Zalim Singh

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Zalim Singh (Raj Singh) is the ruler of Pankot State. He is a young boy, probably a year or two older than Short Round. Despite considering the Thuggee an evil cult and vowing that they would never return, it is revealed that Singh is an unwilling member, having been forced to drink the Blood of Kali. During Indiana's fight against the chief Thuggee guard, Singh hinders Indiana by using a
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. He is stopped by Short Round, who burns him with a torch, releasing him from the Black Sleep of Kali. He atones for his crimes by telling Short Round how he, Indiana, and Willie can escape from the mines. He also apparently alerts British troops about the recent events, as he is seen among them when they arrive to battle the Thuggee after Mola Ram's death. In an early script of the film, Singh was set to have a more important role, but the script was scrapped.


Mola Ram

Mola Ram (
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) is the
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high priest and main antagonist of
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. He has made Pankot Palace his lair and wants to use the five Sankara Stones to set up the reign of
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. To that end, Mola Ram enslaves the children of a village that had one of the Stones (the taking of it bringing his total to three). They mine for the other two and for gems to fund his cause in catacombs underneath the palace. He also brainwashes people, including local politicians and royalty, with the "blood of Kālī Ma"—a
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—to make them devout followers (unless they are exposed to extreme pain, such as a burn). Indiana eventually confronts Mola Ram over a nearby gorge, calling on the power of
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to use the Stones against the evil cleric, who is burned by them and falls into the river, where he is devoured by
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s. In the novelization Ram's death is the same, but he returns to normal when he burns his hand on the stone; Indy tries to pull him to safety, but Ram falls to his death. Mola Ram is named after an 18th-century Indian painter. Lucas wanted Mola Ram to be terrifying, so Huyck and Katz added elements of Aztec and Hawaiian human sacrificers, and European devil worship, to the character. To create his headdress, make-up artist
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based the skull on a cow (as this would be
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) with a latex
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. Puri was chosen as Spielberg and Lucas did not want to cast a European actor and apply dark make-up. In the role, Puri resembles
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, who played the cult leader in ''
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'', an inspiration on the film. In an early script of the movie, the burning Sankara Stones actually release Mola Ram from the same "Black Sleep of the Kali Ma" he inflicts on Jones before falling to his death, hinting that he may not have been in control of his actions. It was also intended that Mola Ram, after falling from the bridge, be killed by landing on the embankment below, followed by the crocodiles tearing apart his corpse. However, this script was scrapped and rejected. A action figure and an unpainted metal miniature of Mola Ram was released in 1984. In 2008, Hasbro released several Mola Ram items as part of their Indiana Jones toy line, including a -inch action figure, an Adventure Heroes figure, and a Mighty Muggs figure. A "One Coin" (caricature) figure of Mola, standing was released in Japan in 2008.


Chief Guard

The Chief Guard (
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) is the ruthless, coldhearted commander of
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's
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guards and also helped oversee the enslaved children in the mines that were under Pankot Palace in 1935. After releasing the children from the mines, Indy fought the chief on a conveyor belt leading to a rock crusher. Indy escaped, but the guard's sash became caught in the crusher's gears and he was dragged in and crushed to death.


Captain Phillip Blumburtt

Captain Phillip Blumburtt (
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) is a
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officer who commands troops of the 11th Poona Rifles, is frequently sent to inspect Pankot Palace on behalf of the British government. He is alerted to the evil of Pankot Palace apparently by the young Maharajah to deal with the remaining thuggees, whom Blumburtt's men kill so Indy and Willie can escape. In an early draft of the film, Blumburtt was set to have a more important role, but the draft was rejected.
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was considered to play the role of Blumburtt, but died before production, so
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from '' The Shining'', then Delbert Grady, caught Spielberg's eye and was cast instead.


Introduced in ''The Last Crusade''


Herman Mueller

Herman Mueller (J. J. Hardy) is Indiana's fellow
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in the 1912 prologue, who brings Indiana to the
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's attention after his battle with outlaws for the Cross of Coronado. He reappears as Indiana's sidekick in the English and French ''Young Indiana Jones'' novels, which introduces his archaeologist father Herman Senior.


Garth

Garth, also known as Fedora ( Richard Young), is a treasure hunter and archeologist, who appears in the 1912 prologue. Garth is the leader of a treasure hunter gang who find the Cross of Coronado in a cave deep in present day
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. The Cross is stolen by a teenage Jones who uses his Boy Scout horse to get away. Garth and his men pursue Jones by car and follow him on a train. Garth, showing a good side for a brief period of time, saves Jones' life when Jones falls into a car carrying a lion, but then tries to reclaim the cross. Jones escapes with the cross with help from a magician's caboose, and runs home, with Garth smiling in admiration for Jones' courage and knowledge. However, Garth and the gang get the Moab sheriff on their side and Jones is told to give the cross back. Garth, however, consoles Jones, admiring the young man's attempts to claim it. He then gives Jones his fedora before walking out. In an early draft of the film, Fedora was intended to be Dr. Abner Ravenwood, but the draft was rejected and scrapped.


Henry Jones, Sr.

Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Sr. (Sean Connery) is Indiana's estranged father, who was distant from his son due to his obsessive study of the Holy Grail and its possible location. Captured by Nazis in 1938, he is rescued by his son, and in the process of racing the Nazis to the Grail's location, they become closer. Alex Hyde-White stood in for Connery in the film's 1912 prologue, and the character was played by Lloyd Owen in ''
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'', which showed his anger at his son running away to fight in World War I. He also appeared in the ''Young Indiana Jones'' novels and the graphic novel ''Indiana Jones and the Spear of Destiny'' (set in 1945). At the time of the events of ''
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'' in 1957, it appears the elder Dr. Jones has already died in 1951.


Walter Donovan

Walter Donovan (Julian Glover) is an American businessman who desires the Holy Grail in order to achieve immortality and the main antagonist of
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. He secretly works with the Nazis, and sends both Indiana and his father on the search for the Grail without their knowledge of his ties to Germany. He shoots Henry and forces Indy to clear the traps for him. After Indy does so, Donovan and Elsa follow him into a room filled with cups, one of which is the Grail. Elsa purposely chooses a false grail – a bejeweled gold cup — for Donovan, and when he drinks from it, he ages so rapidly that his body crumbles to dust in seconds. Glover enjoyed playing the part because of the character's ambiguous nature:
"What would you do, if you had the chance of having eternal life? That's quite a question. Where would you draw the line? People say [Donovan] was a Nazi, he wasn't a Nazi, he joined the Nazi Party in order to investigate its property, and he bloody nearly got that. Only because he was greedy did he [fall]. This is an advice for you [the viewer]: always choose the pewter cup. It applies to everything. An allegory for life."
In an early script of the film, Walter's surname was set to be Walter Chandler, and he was set to die in Hatay State, Hatay, when the Nazi tank falls off a cliff (a fate that which would later go to Ernst Vogel), but the script was changed. Isla Blair, Glover's wife, cameoed as Mrs. Donovan in the scene where he and Indiana discuss the Holy Grail. The in-joke was conceived by one of the producers.


Panama Hat

Panama Hat (Tim Hiser and Paul Maxwell) is a minor villain who appears in the prologue of the film. He hired grave robbers to dig up the Cross of Coronado, which is immediately stolen by a teenage Jones. A horse chase and pursuit on board a circus train follow. Indy escapes, returns to his home, and attempts to talk to his father, who rebuffs him. The Sheriff arrives with Panama Hat's men, and Indy is forced to give the Cross back. Panama Hat is seen taking back the cross and handing a stack of money to the gang. In 1938 Jones steals the Cross again, this time on a ship, but is caught. He struggles with the villain's men and gets the cross back. Indy jumps off the ship as a giant fuel drum rolls wildly, falling directly onto a crate of TNT. The crate explodes, causing the entire ship to blow and killing Panama Hat and his crew. In the novelization of the story, it is stated that Indiana's final showdown with Panama Hat began because he got word from a worker of the villain that his boss had an affair with his wife and he wanted revenge. Jones realized it was a set-up and was told by Panama Hat that he had been hit badly by the Great Depression and was auctioning the cross off to wealthy buyers. He got one deal from a buyer with a provision that said he had to kill Jones. Indy would later suspect the buyer was Walter Donovan.


Elsa Schneider

Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody) is the secondary antagonist of
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and an Austrian archaeologist who desires the Grail, and like Donovan, keeps her involvement with the Nazis a secret. She is revealed to have seduced both Joneses, Henry first and then Indiana, and it is implied that she is more fond with the latter. Later, she deliberately picks a false grail for Donovan to eliminate competition, and watches him decay before her eyes. Afterwards, she crosses the temple's seal with the Grail, causing the temple to collapse and her to drop the Grail as well as nearly falling into a chasm. Indy catches her, but she sees the Grail on a shelf of rock and greedily reaches for it despite Indy's warnings. She overreaches and Indy loses his grip on her, causing her to fall to her death. According to Doody, Elsa's role as a femme fatale was an attempt to distance the character from Willie Scott. In an early script of the film, Elsa was going to be the one who shot Henry Jones, Sr. in the Holy Grail Temple, and she was set to die after drinking from the False Grail (a fate that which would later go to Walter Donovan), but the script was changed. ''IGN'' placed Elsa 33rd on their list of the best bad girls in film in 2008, while ''
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'' noted Doody "achieved the unlikely feat of making a Nazi sympathiser sympathetic".


Kazim

Kazim (
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) is the leader of the Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword, an ancient organization protecting the secrets of the Holy Grail. Kazim initially attempts to kill Indy and Elsa by setting fire to the petroleum-soaked waters of the Venice catacombs in which they are searching for clues to the Grail. After Indy and Elsa escape the catacombs, Kazim and his men chase them in speedboats and try to gun them down. Indy reluctantly saves Kazim from being cut to pieces in a boat engine propeller, and Kazim reveals his father's location after learning that Indy has no interest in finding the Grail. Kazim is later killed while leading an attack on a Nazi convoy closing in on the Grail. It was originally intended that when Kazim died, Elsa would step away and see her hands covered in blood (as a homage to ''The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 film), The Man Who Knew Too Much''), but Spielberg was unsatisfied with each take. Malikyan was once in the running for the part of
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in the first film, but traffic made him late to the audition. In the early script of the film, written by Jeffrey Boam, Kazim was set to be an agent of Hatay, named Kemal, seeking the Holy Grail and an ally of the Nazis. Also, he was set to die after drinking from the False Grail (a fate that which would later go to Walter Donovan), but the script was rejected and changed.


Vogel

Standartenführer Ernst Vogel (Michael Byrne (actor), Michael Byrne), also known as Herr Oberst (German for Mister/Lord Colonel), is an SS officer who aids Donovan in finding the Holy Grail. His main objective is to kill the Joneses — whom he hates because Indy killed three of his men in Castle Brunwald — on direct orders from
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. Vogel discovers Jones Sr. on a German zeppelin bound for Athens, but Indiana throws Vogel out the window just as the zeppelin is taking off. Later, Vogel and Donovan are heading towards the location of the Grail when Indiana ambushes their convoy. Indy and Vogel struggle on the back of a tank until it goes over a cliff. Vogel is killed in the ensuing crash. In the early scripts of the movie, Vogel actually makes it to the Holy Grail Temple, and was set to be killed crushed by a rock while trying to steal the Grail. Later, his death was changed to that of being beheaded by the Holy Grail Temple's traps (a fate that which would later go to a Hatayan soldier), but the scripts were changed. Julian Glover was the original choice to portray Vogel, but Robert Watts suggested him for Walter Donovan's role.


Grail Knight

The Grail Knight (Robert Eddison) was the youngest knight of three brothers set out to find the Holy Grail. In the late eleventh century, he and his two brothers (Richard and a third sibling) became Knights of the First Crusade. During their journeys in the Holy Land, they discovered the Holy Grail and protected it at the Temple of the Sun in the Canyon of the Crescent Moon for 150 years, using the Grail's power to extend their lifespans. As the bravest and most worthy, he was chosen to remain as the Grail's sole guardian while his two brothers traveled back to Europe, leaving behind two markers leading to the Grail's location. The Knight lived in a side chamber off of the inner sanctuary of the Temple of the Sun. In time, a cult of protectors, the Knights of the Cruciform Sword, formed around the presence of the Grail, but it is not known whether these people knew about the Knight. In 1938, Indy enters the sanctuary. There the knight tries to fight him to determine who should protect the grail but falls from the weight of his own sword. Gracious in defeat, the knight tries to pass on the responsibility of protecting the grail to Jones, but is interrupted by the arrival of Walter Donovan and Elsa Schneider. Donovan asks which of the cups is the Grail. The knight refuses to tell Donovan saying that they must choose as a final test, also warning them that any of the false grails will take their lives. Donovan drinks from a golden jewel-encrusted grail, chosen for him by Elsa. He remarks that it "looks like the cup of the King of Kings", but it proves to be false and he crumbles into dust within seconds. The knight sympathetically says Donovan "chose poorly". Indy on the other hand selects a pewter grail (the cup of a carpenter) and is told he has "chosen wisely". The knight warns them that if they take the Holy Grail past the great seal they will forfeit their immortality. Elsa Schneider ignores the warning and falls into a chasm created by an earthquake. The knight is last seen waving goodbye to Indy as the temple collapses, but is also relieved that the Grail is safe now that it is out of reach to anyone. In the early scripts of the film, the Grail Knight was set to fight with Indy, but the script was changed. However, this idea was used in the level "Temple of the Grail" of '' Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures''.


Havelock

Havelock (Larry Sanders) was the Scout Master of the Boy Scout troop in which Indiana Jones and Herman Mueller were members by 1912.


Adolf Hitler

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appears as
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, whom Jones briefly encounters at the book-burning rally in Berlin. Although a non-speaking role, Sheard could speak German and had already portrayed Hitler three times during his career.


Heinrich Himmler

In the book-burning scene,
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, who played Toht in the ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', cameos as
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.


Sultan of Hatay

Alexei Sayle played the Sultan of Hatay.


Introduced in ''The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles''


Anna Jones

Anna Mary Jones (Ruth de Sosa) is the mother of Indiana Jones and the wife of Henry Jones Sr. Very little had been established about the character prior to production, so de Sosa was allowed to create many aspects of the character, in addition to the basics that had been established by Lucas. In the series, Indiana is shown to have a strong relationship with his mother, whom he calls "the sweetest, smartest, most wonderful woman who ever lived".''
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'', "Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal", 1992-03-04
In the unaired episode "Florence, May 1908" (later released as part of ''The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones'': ''The Perils of Cupid''), Anna briefly has an affair with composer Giacomo Puccini. She also reveals she is from Virginia. Although it is explained she died of scarlet fever in the series, it is contradicted in new footage shot for the 1999 re-edit, where Indiana explains she died of influenza. In ''The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones'', it is stated that Anna died on March 3, 1912, aged 33 years. She was first mentioned in passing in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''; Indy remarks Brody "sound[s] just like my mother" when discussing the dangers of finding the Ark. In ''Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'', Indy's father Henry does mention that her death drove him and his son apart. Indy does believe that his mother "never understood" his father's obsession with the Holy Grail, though Henry says she supported him fully. In ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'', Indy indirectly mentions her, when he tells Mutt Williams (his son and her grandson) that people only get one mother and sometimes not for very long. Previously, the 1989 computer game, ''Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure'', came with a replica of Henry's diary which had named her Mary. More recent publications, such as the ''Lost Journal of Indiana Jones'', rectify this by making Mary her middle name.


Remy Baudouin

Remy Baudouin (Ronny Coutteure) is a Belgian who becomes the comrade-in-arms and best friend to the young Indiana Jones during World War I. He meets the 16-year-old Indy in Mexico while fighting under Pancho Villa: he joined the Villistas because his Mexican wife Lupe had been murdered by the Federales. After seeing newsreel footage of the devastation of his country by the Germans in World War I, Remy resolves to return to Europe to join the Belgian army and defend his homeland, and Indy decides to join him. After fighting on the Western Front (World War I), Western Front and being wounded, Remy wearies of life in the trenches and transfers with Indy to the Belgian forces fighting in Africa. They later transfer together to the secret service.


Helen Seymour

Miss Helen Seymour (Margaret Tyzack) is Indiana's tutor during his father's worldwide lecture tour from 1908 to 1910. Miss Seymour had taught Henry Jones, Snr. at the University of Oxford. In one of the final episodes broadcast in 1996, she dies just before Indiana returns to visit her in Oxford after the World War I, war has ended. Her maid gives him her final letter, in which she urges him to finish his education and reconcile with his father. In a comic book adaptation of the first episode, it is explained she dislikes her old classmate T. E. Lawrence due to their divided religious beliefs (her father was a minister). Seymour also appears in three books based on the series. In one, she inherits a fortune, and is courted by a Colonel (whom Indiana is suspicious of) aboard the RMS Titanic, RMS ''Titanic''.


T. E. Lawrence

A fictionalized version of T. E. Lawrence has a recurring role in the series. He first appeared in the pilot episode, ''Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal'', and appears or is mentioned multiple times throughout the series. Lawrence is portrayed by Joseph A. Bennett, Joseph Bennett and Douglas Henshall.


Demetrios / Claw

Demetrios (
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) is a Greek demolitions expert, who later becomes an arms dealer in Mexico. He appeared in the pilot episode, ''Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal'', where Indiana Jones encounters Demetrios, while visiting an archeological dig in Egypt, in 1908. Demetrios murders a man, and steals an Egyptian jackal headpiece. Indiana encounters Demetrios (then known as "Claw", having lost one of his hands) again, while Indiana rides with Pancho Villa in 1916. Demetrios sells arms to Pancho Villa, while also selling information to John J. Pershing, General Pershing. Indiana confronts Demetrios, who is still in possession of the Jackal headpiece. Demetrios tries to kill Indiana, but is himself killed in an explosion, while Indiana gets away with the Jackal headpiece. Demetrios' encounters with Indiana Jones were later edited into the films ''My First Adventure'' and ''Spring Break Adventure''. Demetrios was portrayed by Vic Tablian, who had previously portrayed Barranca and the Monkey Man in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''. All three of Tablian's characters attempts to kill Indiana Jones.


Frederick Selous

A fictionalized version of Frederick Selous. He first appears in the episode "British East Africa, September 1909" (later edited into the first half of the film version ''Passion for Life''). He returns in the episode ''Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom'', where Indiana Jones is reunited with Selous, upon arriving in Africa in 1916. In ''Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom'', Selous is a Captain with the 25th (Frontiersmen) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (as was the real Frederick Selous). In both of his appearances, Selous is portrayed by Paul Freeman, who had played Dr. René Emile Belloq in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''.


Nancy Stratemeyer

Nancy Stratemeyer (Robyn Lively) is Indiana Jones' high school sweetheart. Nancy is a fictional daughter of Edward Stratemeyer (the creator of Nancy Drew). Nancy first appears in the episode "Princeton, February 1916", where she and Indiana investigates a theft from Thomas Edison. Nancy returns in the TV movie ''Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father'', where she is reunited with Indiana, after he returns home from World War I in 1919. She is shown to have married Indiana's old high school rival, Butch, and have a son with him. Nancy's appearances were later edited into the films ''Spring Break Adventure'' and ''Winds of Change''.


Mata Hari

A fictionalized version of Mata Hari. She appears in the episode "Paris, October 1916" (later edited into the second half of the film ''Demons of Deception''), penned by Carrie Fisher. Mata enters into a sexual relationship with Indiana Jones, during his brief stay in Paris. Mata Hari was portrayed by Domiziana Giordano.


Molly Walder

Molly Walder (Katherine Kendall) is an American teacher working in Istanbul, towards the end of World War I. She appears in the episode "Istanbul, September 1918" (later edited into the first half of the film ''Masks of Evil''). Molly is dating a Swedish reporter named "Nils Anderson" (a cover for intelligence agent Indiana Jones), whom she becomes engaged to. However, Molly feels betrayed, upon learning the truth about "Nils"/Indiana. Later that day, Molly goes to see Indiana, but is mistaken for him by double-agent Stefan (Peter Firth), who shoots her. Indiana kills Stefan for it, and Molly dies in Indiana's arms.


Maya

Maya (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is an Arab spy, posing as a belly-dancer, whom Indiana Jones is partnered with in ''Daredevils of the Desert'' (an extended version of unaired episode "Palestine, October 1917"). Indiana gets close to her, but she ultimately reveals herself to be a Turkish double-agent.


Schiller

Schiller (Daniel Craig) is a German officer, who serves in Palestine during World War I. He appears in ''Daredevils of the Desert'' (an extended version of unaired episode "Palestine, October 1917"). During the Battle of Beersheba (1917), Battle of Beersheba, Schiller attempts to blow up the wells of the city (depriving the enemy forces from access to water). Indiana Jones fights Schiller, and then shoots him to death, saving the last well.


Gray Cloud

Gray Cloud, a friend and sidekick of Indiana Jones, circa 1950. He is played by Saginaw Grant. He enlists Indy's help in 1950 when an ancient pipe is stolen from his tribe; a deadly chase through the snowy mountains of Wyoming ensues. Indy eventually retrieves the pipe for Gray Cloud.


Claire Lieberman

Claire Lieberman (Allison Smith (actress), Allison Smith) is a Hollywood screenwriter, whom Indiana Jones meets and becomes involved with in the TV movie ''Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies''. Claire is a writer on the Erich von Stroheim picture Foolish Wives, until Stroheim fires her for helping Indiana trying to shut the filming down. However, Irving Thalberg hires her to write another movie. Claire gets involved with Indiana, while also having a boyfriend named Tom, which upsets Indiana (the TV movie takes place shortly after the episode ''Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920'', where Indiana himself had dated three women, at the same time). Claire and Indiana departs on friendly terms, when he goes back to the University of Chicago.


Introduced in ''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''


Mac

George "Mac" MicHale (Ray Winstone) is an anti-hero who is a friend with Jones. He is a spin on Sallah and Belloq. Mac served in MI6 during World War II, working with Indiana (who worked for the Office of Strategic Services). Writer David Koepp said Mac represents the confusion of the Cold War, with Winstone concurring "figuring out who you were working for and who you were working against must have been crazy". Mac's look was inspired by a photo of Ernest Hemingway wearing boots, so Winstone was told to tuck his pants into his boots and "rock" them throughout the film. Mac calls himself a "capitalist", and frequently makes his decision based upon what he gets in return. Mac is also extremely greedy, enthusiastic to accompany Indy to Akator, a "city of gold", and expresses clear frustration when Akator doesn't turn out to be what he expected, calling the venture a "waste of [his] time." Mac is eventually sucked into a vortex created by Extraterrestrial life, aliens to another dimension. It is not clear whether Mac is dead or simply in said dimension. Mac reappeared in the novel ''Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead''. Set after the second World War, he and Indiana battle German and Japanese agents, a voodoo priest and legions of the undead for the Heart of Darkness, an object made of pearl and ebony in Haiti.


Irina Spalko

Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) is a Soviet agent born in a small village in the eastern regions of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, she was believed by those in her village to be a witch as her apparent psychic powers began to manifest themselves through animal control. She is skilled in fencing and hand-to-hand combat and is Indiana's main antagonist as she brings the
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to El Dorado, Akator to utilize the power there for her crime syndicate to create a drug and gun monopoly. Her desire for knowledge proved her undoing when the crystal skull entity grants her desire to know everything, overloading her mind and causing her to disintegrate as her scattered essence is teleported to another dimension. Frank Marshall said Spalko continued the tradition of Indiana having a love–hate relationship "with every woman he ever comes in contact with". Blanchett had wanted to play a villain for a "couple of years" before being cast. Spalko was modeled on Marlene Dietrich, To access, click "The Film". while her bob cut was George Lucas' idea and was inspired by Louise Brooks. In an early script of the film, Spalko was set to fight with Williams in a real virgin jungle, but the idea was scrapped because of the risks. Uma Thurman was considered for the role of Spalko, but she declined.


Antonin Dovchenko

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. He is ruthless and despises weakness. Dovchenko is large in stature and a brutal hand-to-hand combatant. The character is a tribute to the muscular henchman
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played in the first three films. He fights Indiana several times until Indy finally beats him and his dazed body gets carried off and eaten alive by Dorylus, siafu ants in the jungle.
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General Ross

General Bob Ross (Alan Dale) was an American general who Indiana Jones befriended during the second World War. In 1957, after Jones was coerced by Soviet agents to find alien remains in Hangar 51, he was trapped in Doom Town and barely survived. During his subsequent interrogation by FBI agents Smith and Taylor, General Ross arrived and vouched for Jones, insisting that he was not someone who would side with the Communists. Later, when George MicHale revealed to Jones during a chase through the Amazon jungle that he was a double agent working for the CIA, he mentioned that General Ross was Mac's control agent, and MicHale had secretly contacted him to bail Jones out of the aftermath of the Hangar 51 intrusion. However, its unclear if this was the truth as MicHale later admitted to lying about being a double-agent though its possible he really might've called Ross to help Jones out. Ross later attended Indiana's wedding to Marion Ravenwood.


Dean Charles Stanforth

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's death in 1992. Stanforth resigns to protect Indy from government agents who want him on trump Communist charges, and is later reinstated, with Indy joining him as the Associate Dean.


Mutt Williams

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and archaeologist Indiana Jones, although Indy and Mutt are unaware of their relationship until the events of ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Crystal Skull''. Having never acquainted with Indiana Jones after birth, Mutt believed that his stepfather, Royal Air Force pilot Colin Williams, was his father, until he and his mother met up with Jones in 1957. Mutt goes to Peru with Indiana in search of his mother, his surrogate father Harold Oxley, and the crystal skull. Mutt has travelled extensively with his mother, and has never graduated from school – any school. (He appears to have sampled several.) Unlike many film sidekick roles, Mutt is highly intelligent, follows a strong line in deductive reasoning, and excels at fencing (which proved useful in his duel with Spalko) and other practical adventuring skills. After both Mutt and Indiana discover their relation to each other, the latter is furious that his son is a dropout and is determined to get him back to school. Mutt also resents his father as a schoolteacher despite his also being an adventurer and hates when he's referred to by him as "Son" (similarly to when his late-paternal grandfather referred to Indiana as "Junior"). They gradually develop their relationship towards the end of the film, when Mutt accompanies his parents serving as his father's groomsman when Indiana and Marion finally marry. Mutt has a horizontal scar across his right cheek inflicted during a duel with List of characters in the Indiana Jones series#Irina Spalko, Irina Spalko. Mutt has stated that his University-preparatory school, prep-school education has made him "handy with a blade." The book explains Mutt was champion on the fencing team, but was kicked out of school for placing bets on his matches. Mutt's occupation prior to meeting up with Indy is that of a motorcycle mechanic. It is implied that he has a arachnophobia, fear of scorpions (similarly to his father's fear of snakes and his late paternal grandfather's fears of rats and heights). Frank Marshall (film producer), Frank Marshall said Mutt represents a youthful arrogance, to show Indiana is older and wiser. LaBeouf was Spielberg's only choice for the role. Excited at the prospect of being in an Indiana Jones film, LaBeouf signed on without reading the script and did not know what character he would play. LaBeouf watched ''Blackboard Jungle,'' ''Rebel Without a Cause'' and ''The Wild One'' to get into his character's mindset, copying mannerisms and words from characters in those films, such as the use of a switchblade as a weapon. Authentic 1950s jackets were found for LaBeouf's costume, while Indian (motorcycle), The Indian Motor-Company provided his motorcycle.
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was interested in producing a spin-off about Mutt and his own adventures, with Indiana in a supporting role. However, Lucas later retracted a statement on the possibility of a spin-off series or LaBeouf taking over as the lead of the ''Indiana Jones'' series, stating "
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is Indiana Jones, no Harrison means no Indy". Two 3¾ inch figures of Mutt, a deluxe figure of him on his motorcycle, an Adventures Heroes figurine, and a 12-inch figure were released in 2008. Mutt is available in four Lego Indiana Jones sets based on ''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''. In an early script of the movie, Williams was set to fight with Spalko in a real virgin jungle, but the idea was rejected as being too dangerous. In 2017, ''Indiana Jones 5'' writer David Koepp revealed that the character will not return in the upcoming movie.


Harold Oxley

Harold "Ox" Oxley (John Hurt) born in Leeds, England, is a colleague of Indiana who broke off contact with him in 1937 while searching for the skulls. Both Ox and Indiana studied under Abner Ravenwood. Ox was a close friend of Ravenwood's daughter, Marion, and hence became a surrogate father for her son Mutt, following the death of Mutt's stepfather. He is also aware of Mutt's true paternity to Indiana. Ox's wits have been addled by long exposure to one of the crystal skulls. As soon as the skull is returned to Akator, Ox regains his sanity, and is last seen at Indy and Marion's wedding, clapping enthusiastically. The character was inspired by Ben Gunn (Treasure Island), Ben Gunn from ''Treasure Island''. The character of Oxley was created by
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in his script of ''Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods''. However, in his scrapped script, Oxley's name was Vernon Oxley.


Colin Williams

Colin Williams was a friend of Indiana, Marion's first husband, Mutt's stepfather, and another unseen character. He and Marion started dating when Mutt was three months old and were married. He was an RAF pilot and died in the line of duty during World War II.


Introduced in other media


Sophia Hapgood

Sophia Hapgood debuted in the 1992 video game ''
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'' and its comic book adaptation. Sophia's backstory in ''Fate of Atlantis'' explains she was born in Boston and became briefly romantically involved with Indiana while accompanying him on an expedition in Iceland. Afterwards, she becomes a psychic giving lectures on Atlantis, and accompanies Indiana on his quest to stop the Nazis harnessing the lost city's power in 1939. Sophia wears a necklace containing the Atlantean King's consciousness: although Indiana frees her from its power, an alternate ending depicts her being consumed and dying. The ''Thunder in the Orient'' comic, set in 1938, has Sophia asked for Indiana's help securing a tablet by Gautama Buddha, Buddha, which can help the reader achieve Nirvana (concept), nirvana: The Empire of Japan wants it to unify Asia's 500 million Buddhists under its rule. Sophia is briefly captured by bandits in Afghanistan, before battling Japanese soldiers for the tablet on the Yangtze River and losing it. In the 1999 video game sequel ''
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'', Sophia, voiced by Tasia Valenza, is a Central Intelligence Agency officer in 1947. She accompanies Jones during his search for the Babylonian Infernal Machine. In the game's finale, she is possessed by the god Marduk, but Indiana frees her.


Mei Ying

Mei Ying debuted in 2003 video game ''
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'' for PC, PS2, and Xbox. She is voiced by actress Vivian Wu.


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