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* Awesome/IndianaJonesAndTheStaffOfKings
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!!''Raiders of the Lost Ark''
* Indy [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shooting]] the Egyptian swordsman who had just challenged him to a fight. Possibly the most famous Main/ThrowItIn in the history of cinema, and a defining moment for the character.
* [[spoiler:The Lord lets the Nazis know just what He thinks of the National Socialist agenda.]] And THAT, folks, is why you don't take the Ark of the Covenant lightly. The moment in all its brilliance can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fviQygSDYRU here]].
** And not just [[spoiler:frying the Nazi soldiers and melting the leaders' faces]] when they open the Ark, either. Earlier there's the scene with the Ark in a box with the Nazi swastika on it. [[spoiler:The Nazi emblem (not to be confused with the original Hindu-Buddhist swastika) gets burned off ''from inside the box''. God's personalized ''Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin'' to the Third Reich.]]
* Indy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6hIJZS7oI retakes the Ark from an entire platoon of Nazi troops singlehandedly]], showing us all just how potent the IndyPloy really can be.
** We must elaborate, Indy is literally '''thrown under a bus'''! No seriously. And they STILL can't stop him!!! Indiana Jones is a ColonelBadass, just not a Colonel.
*** He did become one during WWII for the OSS.
* The awesome fist fight with a guy twice his sized in front of a rotating plane.
* The villains are getting away in a submarine! What now? Swim to the sub and climb aboard, obviously. Blatant use of the RuleOfCool, of course, because the hatch was already closed (so Indy can't get inside without being noticed), there's no room to hide inside a U-boat anyway, and he obviously can't just cling to the hull all the way through the Mediterranean. Still really, really awesome.
** A deleted scene showed him holding on to the periscope.
* Question: What do you do when you try to steal a Nazi uniform but it's the wrong size?\\
Answer: You knock out the Nazi guard berating you for being drunk with one punch and take his uniform.
* Marion drinking Belloq under the table. Sure, Toht showing up renders it moot, but it's still awesome.

!!''Temple of Doom''
* Indy, brainwashed, being woken up by Short Round. Then, instead of just running off with the Shankara stones, he saves Short Round, a villageful of children and Willie. ''Then'' he proves how the IndyPloy doesn't always work, ''twice'' (once in a [[BottomlessMagazines subversion]] of the above awesomeness), before proving that, while cutting a shaky rope bridge, sometimes it does.
* Just to prove Indy's [[PapaWolf big bad protector of children credentials]] there is a scene in ''Temple of Doom'' with two slavers beating a child. Cue whip crack, one slaver dropping a club, both of them turn, the music kicks in and the camera reveals Indy emerging from the shadows. Two loud thuds later both slavers land on the ground. Ten feet away. And then slide 15 more feet after they land.
* Most of the movie is HighOctaneNightmareFuel, with the most terrifying villains of all the movies. Then Indy [[LetsGetDangerous gets dangerous]], and the tone switches to one of pure uninterrupted asskicking. Also inverting TheWorfEffect.
* A scene in the {{novelization}} (ok, not technically part of the film, but ''still'') tells why Lao Che's pilots don't [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just directly kill]] Indiana and Company in the airplane: as one of the pilots approaches a sleeping Indy with malicious intent, an egg drops from a crate above Indy's head. Without much effort, Indy gingerly catches it ''while still frigging asleep,'' and freaks out his would-be killer. The narrative jovially sums up the badassery:
--> Indiana Jones was not without flaw, but he had a sense for falling eggs.
* "Mola Ram! Prepare to meet Kali! IN HELL!"
* Lao Che gets a terriffic bad guy moment near the beginning of ''Temple of Doom''
-->'''Willie:''' What's that?\\
'''Lao Che:''' Antidote.\\
'''Indiana Jones:''' [[OhCrap To what?]]\\
'''Lao Che:''' ''The poison you just drank!''\\
''[Cue [[GigglingVillain giggling]].]''
* This and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, when Short Round and Indy are pummeling the Raj and his slaver in unison as the camera cuts between them. If the earlier hat-swap was the emotional synchronous moment, this is the badass determinator moment. Dammit, Short Round should have taken over the Indy name for the fifth film.

!!''Last Crusade''
* Indiana finally makes up with his father.
** "Don't call me Junior!!!"
** "No ticket."
* And of course, Henry Jones, Sr. gets his own.
** "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. ''"Let my armies be the rocks and the trees, and the birds in the sky!"''"
*** For context, Henry Sr. defeated a Nazi fighter plane with [[BeyondTheImpossible an umbrella]]
** Telling the Nazi colonel "It tells me that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of burning them!"
** He takes down a Nazi soldier in hand-to-hand combat with [[ThePenIsMightier nothing but an ink pen]], and ''then'' blows up an entire truckful of Nazi soldiers.
** Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, but ''"Indiana. Let it go."''
** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny (and possible {{Squick}}) but "She talks in her sleep."
* Indiana Jones on a horse vs. a tank and three trucks all full of Nazis. He tricks the tank into running over one of the cars, stuffs a rock down the side-cannon's barrel, jumps onto the tank, fights the Nazi Dragon, shoots three Nazis in one shot, throws the gun down to his dad so he can kill the Nazis in the tank and blow up the other truckload of soldiers (all while still getting beaten on), falls off of the tank into certain doom, gets back on anyway, chucks his best friend off the tank, saves his dad from being run over by the tank while the Dragon is still breaking ribs, manages to get his dad off of the tank, and manages to jump off himself just as it falls off a cliff taking the Dragon with it. And of course afterwards when everybody thinks he's dead, he climbs back up. Made even more badass awesome, by the fact that just before he realizes, "this tank is going off a cliff and I need to get the $#**% off", his trademark fedora gets blown off in the wind and we think "Oh no, is this the end?". Then when he gets back off the cliff, bruised, bleeding, and for crying out loud just plain exhausted, with a look on his face that says "Hey, you guys go on ahead and find the Holy Grail without me, I'm just gonna lie down and die", his fedora blows back onscreen, he gives it a look, and resolutely puts it on and goes to join the others. Maybe Hitler declaring war on him wasn't such of an overreaction after all.
* Those crazy Knight Templar's booby traps. When will they learn that you just can't get rid of Indiana that easy?
* Hey Indy, I bet you can't joust on a motorbike with a flagpo- NO WAY!!! Well, I bet you can't jam a flagpole into one of the Nazi biker's tire's and flip it ove- WHAT THE %$@*#!!! THE MYTHBUSTERS SAID THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE!!!
** [[MemeticMutation Indy rejects the Mythbusters's reality and substitutes his own]]. How, you ask? ''By being INDIANA-FUCKING-JONES,'' that's how!
* Basically the fourth movie can have all the special effects it wants, but the third movie still owns.

!!''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''
* "''Damn'', I thought that was closer."
* Surviving [[spoiler:a nuclear explosion]] by [[spoiler:climbing into a refrigerator]].
* The fencing duel [[spoiler:atop ''two speeding jeeps'']]. ''Wow.''
** Props to Mutt for [[spoiler: doing this while having his crotch repeatedly being hit against plants]].
*** I'm surprised no one compared that scene to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4iVQyp9L4
** Props to the actors for doing this in ''real life''. Yes, they actually drove jeeps through a jungle and had a swordfight on them.
* Oxley [[spoiler:uses the Crystal Skull to divert a sea of army ants away from Indiana and his party]].
* Indy [[spoiler:blows the native's poison dart back at him from the other end of the blowgun]].
* "I like Ike."
** [[spoiler: ''Which was also painted on the side of the nuclear bomb.'']]
* The car chase through the university, including Indy taking time from ''running for his life'' to answer a student's question.
* Indy is just a Crowning Dude of Awesome.
* The theme music . . . pop in the DVD and all good memories come back.

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!!''Raiders of the Lost Ark''
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* Indy [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shooting]] the Egyptian swordsman who had just challenged him to a fight. Possibly the most famous Main/ThrowItIn in the history of cinema, and a defining moment for the character.
Awesome/RaidersOfTheLostArk
* [[spoiler:The Lord lets the Nazis know just what He thinks of the National Socialist agenda.]] And THAT, folks, is why you don't take the Ark of the Covenant lightly. The moment in all its brilliance can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fviQygSDYRU here]].
** And not just [[spoiler:frying the Nazi soldiers and melting the leaders' faces]] when they open the Ark, either. Earlier there's the scene with the Ark in a box with the Nazi swastika on it. [[spoiler:The Nazi emblem (not to be confused with the original Hindu-Buddhist swastika) gets burned off ''from inside the box''. God's personalized ''Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin'' to the Third Reich.]]
Awesome/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom
* Indy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6hIJZS7oI retakes the Ark from an entire platoon of Nazi troops singlehandedly]], showing us all just how potent the IndyPloy really can be.
** We must elaborate, Indy is literally '''thrown under a bus'''! No seriously. And they STILL can't stop him!!! Indiana Jones is a ColonelBadass, just not a Colonel.
*** He did become one during WWII for the OSS.
Awesome/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade
* The awesome fist fight with a guy twice his sized in front of a rotating plane.
* The villains are getting away in a submarine! What now? Swim to the sub and climb aboard, obviously. Blatant use of the RuleOfCool, of course, because the hatch was already closed (so Indy can't get inside without being noticed), there's no room to hide inside a U-boat anyway, and he obviously can't just cling to the hull all the way through the Mediterranean. Still really, really awesome.
** A deleted scene showed him holding on to the periscope.
* Question: What do you do when you try to steal a Nazi uniform but it's the wrong size?\\
Answer: You knock out the Nazi guard berating you for being drunk with one punch and take his uniform.
* Marion drinking Belloq under the table. Sure, Toht showing up renders it moot, but it's still awesome.

!!''Temple of Doom''
* Indy, brainwashed, being woken up by Short Round. Then, instead of just running off with the Shankara stones, he saves Short Round, a villageful of children and Willie. ''Then'' he proves how the IndyPloy doesn't always work, ''twice'' (once in a [[BottomlessMagazines subversion]] of the above awesomeness), before proving that, while cutting a shaky rope bridge, sometimes it does.
* Just to prove Indy's [[PapaWolf big bad protector of children credentials]] there is a scene in ''Temple of Doom'' with two slavers beating a child. Cue whip crack, one slaver dropping a club, both of them turn, the music kicks in and the camera reveals Indy emerging from the shadows. Two loud thuds later both slavers land on the ground. Ten feet away. And then slide 15 more feet after they land.
* Most of the movie is HighOctaneNightmareFuel, with the most terrifying villains of all the movies. Then Indy [[LetsGetDangerous gets dangerous]], and the tone switches to one of pure uninterrupted asskicking. Also inverting TheWorfEffect.
* A scene in the {{novelization}} (ok, not technically part of the film, but ''still'') tells why Lao Che's pilots don't [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just directly kill]] Indiana and Company in the airplane: as one of the pilots approaches a sleeping Indy with malicious intent, an egg drops from a crate above Indy's head. Without much effort, Indy gingerly catches it ''while still frigging asleep,'' and freaks out his would-be killer. The narrative jovially sums up the badassery:
--> Indiana Jones was not without flaw, but he had a sense for falling eggs.
* "Mola Ram! Prepare to meet Kali! IN HELL!"
* Lao Che gets a terriffic bad guy moment near the beginning of ''Temple of Doom''
-->'''Willie:''' What's that?\\
'''Lao Che:''' Antidote.\\
'''Indiana Jones:''' [[OhCrap To what?]]\\
'''Lao Che:''' ''The poison you just drank!''\\
''[Cue [[GigglingVillain giggling]].]''
* This and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, when Short Round and Indy are pummeling the Raj and his slaver in unison as the camera cuts between them. If the earlier hat-swap was the emotional synchronous moment, this is the badass determinator moment. Dammit, Short Round should have taken over the Indy name for the fifth film.

!!''Last Crusade''
* Indiana finally makes up with his father.
** "Don't call me Junior!!!"
** "No ticket."
* And of course, Henry Jones, Sr. gets his own.
** "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. ''"Let my armies be the rocks and the trees, and the birds in the sky!"''"
*** For context, Henry Sr. defeated a Nazi fighter plane with [[BeyondTheImpossible an umbrella]]
** Telling the Nazi colonel "It tells me that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of burning them!"
** He takes down a Nazi soldier in hand-to-hand combat with [[ThePenIsMightier nothing but an ink pen]], and ''then'' blows up an entire truckful of Nazi soldiers.
** Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, but ''"Indiana. Let it go."''
** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny (and possible {{Squick}}) but "She talks in her sleep."
* Indiana Jones on a horse vs. a tank and three trucks all full of Nazis. He tricks the tank into running over one of the cars, stuffs a rock down the side-cannon's barrel, jumps onto the tank, fights the Nazi Dragon, shoots three Nazis in one shot, throws the gun down to his dad so he can kill the Nazis in the tank and blow up the other truckload of soldiers (all while still getting beaten on), falls off of the tank into certain doom, gets back on anyway, chucks his best friend off the tank, saves his dad from being run over by the tank while the Dragon is still breaking ribs, manages to get his dad off of the tank, and manages to jump off himself just as it falls off a cliff taking the Dragon with it. And of course afterwards when everybody thinks he's dead, he climbs back up. Made even more badass awesome, by the fact that just before he realizes, "this tank is going off a cliff and I need to get the $#**% off", his trademark fedora gets blown off in the wind and we think "Oh no, is this the end?". Then when he gets back off the cliff, bruised, bleeding, and for crying out loud just plain exhausted, with a look on his face that says "Hey, you guys go on ahead and find the Holy Grail without me, I'm just gonna lie down and die", his fedora blows back onscreen, he gives it a look, and resolutely puts it on and goes to join the others. Maybe Hitler declaring war on him wasn't such of an overreaction after all.
* Those crazy Knight Templar's booby traps. When will they learn that you just can't get rid of Indiana that easy?
* Hey Indy, I bet you can't joust on a motorbike with a flagpo- NO WAY!!! Well, I bet you can't jam a flagpole into one of the Nazi biker's tire's and flip it ove- WHAT THE %$@*#!!! THE MYTHBUSTERS SAID THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE!!!
** [[MemeticMutation Indy rejects the Mythbusters's reality and substitutes his own]]. How, you ask? ''By being INDIANA-FUCKING-JONES,'' that's how!
* Basically the fourth movie can have all the special effects it wants, but the third movie still owns.

!!''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''
* "''Damn'', I thought that was closer."
* Surviving [[spoiler:a nuclear explosion]] by [[spoiler:climbing into a refrigerator]].
* The fencing duel [[spoiler:atop ''two speeding jeeps'']]. ''Wow.''
** Props to Mutt for [[spoiler: doing this while having his crotch repeatedly being hit against plants]].
*** I'm surprised no one compared that scene to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4iVQyp9L4
** Props to the actors for doing this in ''real life''. Yes, they actually drove jeeps through a jungle and had a swordfight on them.
* Oxley [[spoiler:uses the Crystal Skull to divert a sea of army ants away from Indiana and his party]].
* Indy [[spoiler:blows the native's poison dart back at him from the other end of the blowgun]].
* "I like Ike."
** [[spoiler: ''Which was also painted on the side of the nuclear bomb.'']]
* The car chase through the university, including Indy taking time from ''running for his life'' to answer a student's question.
* Indy is just a Crowning Dude of Awesome.
* The theme music . . . pop in the DVD and all good memories come back.
Awesome/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull
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13th Dec '11 9:48:30 AM Legiondude
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*** For context, Henry Sr. defeated a Nazi fighter plane with an umbrella....and wins

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*** For context, Henry Sr. defeated a Nazi fighter plane with [[BeyondTheImpossible an umbrella....and winsumbrella]]
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*** For context, Henry Sr. defeated a Nazi fighter plane with an umbrella....and wins
29th Sep '11 2:16:58 PM Webby
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** We must elaborate, Indy is literally '''ThrownUnderABus'''! No seriously. And they STILL can't stop him!!! Indiana Jones is a ColonelBadass, just not a Colonel.

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** We must elaborate, Indy is literally '''ThrownUnderABus'''! '''thrown under a bus'''! No seriously. And they STILL can't stop him!!! Indiana Jones is a ColonelBadass, just not a Colonel.
9th Sep '11 11:52:57 AM Shanethefilmmaker
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*** I'm surprised no one compared that scene to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4iVQyp9L4
20th Jun '11 6:14:33 PM Cuchulainn
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* Indy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6hIJZS7oI&feature=related retakes the Ark from an entire platoon of Nazi troops singlehandedly]], showing us all just how potent the IndyPloy really can be.

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* Indy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6hIJZS7oI&feature=related com/watch?v=Qy6hIJZS7oI retakes the Ark from an entire platoon of Nazi troops singlehandedly]], showing us all just how potent the IndyPloy really can be.
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