History Franchise / IndianaJones

3rd May '16 7:58:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* NerdsAreSexy: When he is not killing Nazis or searching for magnificent items that always end up killing someone, he is a teacher of Archeology and encourages people not to follow the same "field work". If you get right down to it Indy is one of the worlds first heroic action nerds.

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* NerdsAreSexy: When he is not killing Nazis or searching for magnificent items that always end up killing someone, he is a teacher of Archeology and he's an archaeology professor who encourages people not to follow the same "field work". work." If you get right down to it Indy is one of the worlds world's first heroic action nerds.



** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]] Incidentally, ''Temple of Doom'' was one of the movies that inspired the creation of the PG-13 rating, since at the time, the [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications MPAA rating system]] went directly from PG to R without anything in between. Thus, in TheEighties, the PG rating covered a wider spectrum of "some material may not be suitable for children," ranging from a few cuss words in ''Film/Annie1982'' to...well...a guy getting his heart ripped out in ''Temple of Doom''. After the controversy surrounding movies like ''Temple of Doom'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (all of which got PG ratings despite violence and scares), Creator/StevenSpielberg himself took the initiative to propose an intermediate rating between PG and R, which would clarify more precisely just how mature a movie was in the hopes of defying the SurpriseCreepy trope with future movies.

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** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]] ]]
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Incidentally, ''Temple of Doom'' was one of the movies that inspired the creation of the PG-13 rating, since at the time, the [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications MPAA rating system]] went directly from PG to R without anything in between. Thus, in TheEighties, the PG rating covered a wider spectrum of "some material may not be suitable for children," ranging from a few cuss words in ''Film/Annie1982'' to...well...a guy getting his heart ripped out in ''Temple of Doom''. After the controversy surrounding movies like ''Temple of Doom'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (all of which got PG ratings despite violence and scares), Creator/StevenSpielberg himself took the initiative to propose an intermediate rating between PG and R, which would clarify more precisely just how mature a movie was in the hopes of defying the SurpriseCreepy trope with future movies.
2nd May '16 1:26:21 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: From ''The Raiders'', Indy who suffers serious ophidiphobia must face thousands of poisonous snakes who inhabited the Well of Souls. 'Hilariously' done in the ''Crystal Skull'', where Indy is forced to hang on to a "rope" (snake) to get out of a quicksand pit.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: From ''The Raiders'', ReptilesAreAbhorrent[=/=]SnakesAreSinister: In ''Raiders'', Indy who suffers serious ophidiphobia ophidiophobia and must face thousands of poisonous snakes who inhabited the Well of Souls. 'Hilariously' done Played for laughs in the ''Crystal Skull'', where Indy is forced to hang on to a "rope" (snake) to get out of a quicksand pit.



** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]] Incidentally, ''Temple of Doom'' was one of the movies that inspired the creation of the PG-13 rating, since at the time, the [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications MPAA rating system]] went directly from PG to R without anything in between. Thus, in TheEighties, the PG rating covered a wider spectrum of "some material may not be suitable for children," ranging from a few cuss words in ''Film/Annie1982'' to...well...a guy getting his heart ripped out in ''Temple of Doom''. After the controversy surrounding movies like ''Temple of Doom'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (all of which got PG ratings), Creator/StevenSpielberg himself took the initiative to propose an intermediate rating between PG and R, which would clarify more precisely just how mature a movie was in the hopes of defying the SurpriseCreepy trope with future movies.

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** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]] Incidentally, ''Temple of Doom'' was one of the movies that inspired the creation of the PG-13 rating, since at the time, the [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications MPAA rating system]] went directly from PG to R without anything in between. Thus, in TheEighties, the PG rating covered a wider spectrum of "some material may not be suitable for children," ranging from a few cuss words in ''Film/Annie1982'' to...well...a guy getting his heart ripped out in ''Temple of Doom''. After the controversy surrounding movies like ''Temple of Doom'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (all of which got PG ratings), ratings despite violence and scares), Creator/StevenSpielberg himself took the initiative to propose an intermediate rating between PG and R, which would clarify more precisely just how mature a movie was in the hopes of defying the SurpriseCreepy trope with future movies.
2nd May '16 1:22:09 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* SurpriseCreepy: These are fun action-adventure movies for the most part, but it seems like nightmarish moment out of nowhere is required at least OncePerEpisode:

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* SurpriseCreepy: These are fun action-adventure movies for the most part, but it seems like a nightmarish moment out of nowhere is required at least OncePerEpisode:
2nd May '16 1:21:32 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* StockScream: All the films use the Wilhelm Scream at some point.

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* StockScream: All the films use the The Wilhelm Scream at some point.scream, OncePerEpisode.



* TempleOfDoom: OncePerEpisode.

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* TempleOfDoom: OncePerEpisode. ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' is the TropeNamer.
2nd May '16 1:20:04 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* SurpriseCreepy: These are fun action-adventure movies for the most part, but it seems like every installment is required to have at least one nightmarish moment out of nowhere:

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* SurpriseCreepy: These are fun action-adventure movies for the most part, but it seems like every installment is required to have at least one nightmarish moment out of nowhere:nowhere is required at least OncePerEpisode:
2nd May '16 1:18:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]] Incidentally, ''Temple of Doom'' was one of the movies that inspired the creation of the PG-13 rating, since at the time, the [[UsefulNotes/MovieClassifications MPAA rating system]] went directly from PG to R without anything in between. Thus, in TheEighties, the PG rating covered a wider spectrum of "some material may not be suitable for children," ranging from a few cuss words in ''Film/Annie1982'' to...well...a guy getting his heart ripped out in ''Temple of Doom''. After the controversy surrounding movies like ''Temple of Doom'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (all of which got PG ratings), Creator/StevenSpielberg himself took the initiative to propose an intermediate rating between PG and R, which would clarify more precisely just how mature a movie was in the hopes of defying the SurpriseCreepy trope with future movies.

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** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]] Incidentally, ''Temple of Doom'' was one of the movies that inspired the creation of the PG-13 rating, since at the time, the [[UsefulNotes/MovieClassifications [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications MPAA rating system]] went directly from PG to R without anything in between. Thus, in TheEighties, the PG rating covered a wider spectrum of "some material may not be suitable for children," ranging from a few cuss words in ''Film/Annie1982'' to...well...a guy getting his heart ripped out in ''Temple of Doom''. After the controversy surrounding movies like ''Temple of Doom'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (all of which got PG ratings), Creator/StevenSpielberg himself took the initiative to propose an intermediate rating between PG and R, which would clarify more precisely just how mature a movie was in the hopes of defying the SurpriseCreepy trope with future movies.
2nd May '16 1:18:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* SelfDisposingVillain: With some help from the MacGuffin, Mola Ram is the only BigBad who gets beaten by Indiana directly, the other three are HoistByTheirOwnPetard without Indy's intervention.

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* SelfDisposingVillain: With some help from the MacGuffin, Mola Ram is the only BigBad who gets beaten by Indiana directly, directly; the other three are HoistByTheirOwnPetard get [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard hoisted by their own petards]] without Indy's intervention.



** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]]

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** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]]]] Incidentally, ''Temple of Doom'' was one of the movies that inspired the creation of the PG-13 rating, since at the time, the [[UsefulNotes/MovieClassifications MPAA rating system]] went directly from PG to R without anything in between. Thus, in TheEighties, the PG rating covered a wider spectrum of "some material may not be suitable for children," ranging from a few cuss words in ''Film/Annie1982'' to...well...a guy getting his heart ripped out in ''Temple of Doom''. After the controversy surrounding movies like ''Temple of Doom'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' (all of which got PG ratings), Creator/StevenSpielberg himself took the initiative to propose an intermediate rating between PG and R, which would clarify more precisely just how mature a movie was in the hopes of defying the SurpriseCreepy trope with future movies.
2nd May '16 12:50:40 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* SurpriseCreepy: These are fun action-adventure movies for the most part, but it seems like every installment is required to have at least one nightmarish moment out of nowhere:
** ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' has a few moderately disturbing scenes scattered throughout, like the [[https://youtu.be/rmf6DdaWmSA gruesome]] [[https://youtu.be/aADExWV1bsM booby traps]] in the temple, the [[https://youtu.be/ClwIj3x24Q4 snake-infested]] [[https://youtu.be/ft-JkKhYHb8 Well of Souls]] (WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes), and any time Major Toht appears. But the ultimate SurpriseCreepy moment comes at the end, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0APF3SO9tqE when the Nazis open the Ark of the Covenant]].
** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' turns creepy during the [[https://youtu.be/APyz8Ye0IxE banquet of eels, snakes, beetles, eyeballs, and monkey brains]], and the [[https://youtu.be/6ESLKWt5w4w tunnel of bugs scene]] soon after. The horror increases a thousandfold during the HumanSacrifice ritual, in which the BigBad rips a man's heart out and plunges him into lava. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiE5mE0ZorA It has to be seen to be believed.]]
** ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' has the moment when [[https://youtu.be/puo1Enh9h5k Donovan picks the wrong Grail]].
** In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', the chills start when [[https://youtu.be/vxkamWaya8k Indy gets trapped]] in a StepfordSuburbia filled with [[UncannyValley creepy plastic dummies]] (it doesn't help that it's actually a nuclear testing ground). The next majorly disturbing moment occurs when [[https://youtu.be/adXeCWVYxCI Dovchenko gets devoured by army ants]]. And near the end, the terror culminates when [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/FqfVEE--ySA the aliens appear and kill Spalko by psychically flooding her mind]]]]. Say what you will about those [[spoiler:aliens]], but you've got to admit they were damn scary.
19th Apr '16 11:54:18 PM erforce
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Indy between adventures. He's eventually mobbed by students for not grading papers. Dr. Marcus Brody in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' as well, who once got lost in his own museum.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Indy between adventures. He's eventually mobbed by students for not grading papers. Dr. Marcus Brody in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' ''The Last Crusade'' as well, who once got lost in his own museum.



** This trope is basically named after the example in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' when Satipo betrays Indy to get the fertility idol. Naturally, he's punished with a KarmicDeath.
** Also occurs at the end of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Elsa finds herself having to choose between reaching for the grail or letting Indiana pull her up. She decides to reach and falls to her death when her hand slips from its glove. Indy then faces the exact same situation, but is ultimately convinced by his father to "let it go."

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** This trope is basically named after the example in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' when Satipo betrays Indy to get the fertility idol. Naturally, he's punished with a KarmicDeath.
** Also occurs at the end of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.''The Last Crusade''. Elsa finds herself having to choose between reaching for the grail or letting Indiana pull her up. She decides to reach and falls to her death when her hand slips from its glove. Indy then faces the exact same situation, but is ultimately convinced by his father to "let it go."



** The famous scene in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' where Indiana faces the MasterSwordsman has the swordsman demonstrating just how skilled he is by throwing his scimitar from one hand to the other, and then spinning it in his hands.
** There was a similar scene in ''IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' where Indy faced off against two swordsmen. They did some brief sword spinning as well, as you can see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNyUrPupq8 here]].

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** The famous scene in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' ''Raiders'' where Indiana faces the MasterSwordsman has the swordsman demonstrating just how skilled he is by throwing his scimitar from one hand to the other, and then spinning it in his hands.
** There was a similar scene in ''IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' ''Temple of Doom'' where Indy faced off against two swordsmen. They did some brief sword spinning as well, as you can see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNyUrPupq8 here]].



** In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', once opened, the Ark of the Covenant seems empty and therefore is thought to be worthless to the Nazis seeking its supposedly divine powers...[[spoiler: until the wrath of God comes pouring out of it and utterly destroys the Nazis present]].
** In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', the Holy Grail is real enough treasure, but it can't be brought out of its resting place without bringing the whole place down around it. Indy's father realizes, at the end, that the real treasure he gained out of the whole mess was, in his words "Illumination" (and, unspoken, the reconciliation of his relationship with Indy).
** Used straight in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' - while there ''is'' plenty of gold (among other valuables) in El Dorado, the real treasure turns out to be [[spoiler:knowledge that makes your head explode - literally!]].

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** In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', once opened, the Ark of the Covenant seems empty and therefore is thought to be worthless to the Nazis seeking its supposedly divine powers...[[spoiler: until the wrath of God comes pouring out of it and utterly destroys the Nazis present]].
** In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''The Last Crusade'', the Holy Grail is real enough treasure, but it can't be brought out of its resting place without bringing the whole place down around it. Indy's father realizes, at the end, that the real treasure he gained out of the whole mess was, in his words "Illumination" (and, unspoken, the reconciliation of his relationship with Indy).
** Used straight in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' ''Crystal Skull'' - while there ''is'' plenty of gold (among other valuables) in El Dorado, the real treasure turns out to be [[spoiler:knowledge that makes your head explode - literally!]].
19th Apr '16 11:38:21 PM erforce
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Indy carries a .45 ACP Smith and Wesson M1917 (which he surrenders to Belloq) and a .455 Webley Smith and Wesson Mk II Hand Ejector in ''RaidersOfTheLostArk'', a .38 Spl Colt Official Police in ''The Temple of Doom'' (which Willie drops because the barrel was hot), and a .455 Webley WG Army in both ''The Last Crusade'' and ''The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''. He does, however, carry a Browning Hi-Power, made by John Inglis Co. of Toronto, for when his revolver runs out of ammo or gets lost.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Indy carries a .45 ACP Smith and Wesson M1917 (which he surrenders to Belloq) and a .455 Webley Smith and Wesson Mk II Hand Ejector in ''RaidersOfTheLostArk'', ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', a .38 Spl Colt Official Police in ''The Temple of Doom'' (which Willie drops because the barrel was hot), and a .455 Webley WG Army in both ''The Last Crusade'' and ''The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''. He does, however, carry a Browning Hi-Power, made by John Inglis Co. of Toronto, for when his revolver runs out of ammo or gets lost.
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