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* Professor Michael Murphy, in the ''BabylonRising'' series.

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* Professor Michael Murphy, in the ''BabylonRising'' ''Literature/BabylonRising'' series.



* AmeliaPeabody and her husband, Radcliffe Emerson, Victorian Egyptologists in a series of mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. These two go out of their way to subvert several aspects of the trope: they regard their adventures as interruptions, most of the time, and are always itching to get back to The Dig; and they are stridently clear about Egyptian artifacts belonging to the Egyptians, not, for instance, the British Museum, and make frequent derogatory remarks about the treasure-hunting approach of their predecessors and some of their contemporaries.

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* AmeliaPeabody Literature/AmeliaPeabody and her husband, Radcliffe Emerson, Victorian Egyptologists in a series of mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. These two go out of their way to subvert several aspects of the trope: they regard their adventures as interruptions, most of the time, and are always itching to get back to The Dig; and they are stridently clear about Egyptian artifacts belonging to the Egyptians, not, for instance, the British Museum, and make frequent derogatory remarks about the treasure-hunting approach of their predecessors and some of their contemporaries.



* Averted with professional archaeologist Jacob Ramsey in Christie Golden's [[{{Starcraft}} Dark Templar trilogy]]. Though described as a "maverick" by his peers, he points out that archaeology is not all adventures and being chased by boulders and he doesn't go about trying to manhandle his way into the Xel'Naga "temple".

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* Averted with professional archaeologist Jacob Ramsey in Christie Golden's [[{{Starcraft}} [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Dark Templar trilogy]]. Though described as a "maverick" by his peers, he points out that archaeology is not all adventures and being chased by boulders and he doesn't go about trying to manhandle his way into the Xel'Naga "temple".



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* In the ''Series/CSINewYork'' episode "The Cost of Living", one of these breaks into a disused part of the NewYorkSubway and retrieves an item, in a large-scale homage to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' that probably left many viewers wondering what they were watching... Then the team find his corpse:

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* In the ''Series/CSINewYork'' ''Series/CSINY'' episode "The Cost of Living", one of these breaks into a disused part of the NewYorkSubway and retrieves an item, in a large-scale homage to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' that probably left many viewers wondering what they were watching... Then the team find his corpse:



* VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor - The Archeology skill tree is chock full of shout outs to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' (you even start the game with a familiar NiceHat), but the only exploration and taking of valuable ancient artifacts you do is for your own survival, and anything you're not currently equipped with is probably getting sold as VendorTrash.

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* VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' - The Archeology skill tree is chock full of shout outs to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' (you even start the game with a familiar NiceHat), but the only exploration and taking of valuable ancient artifacts you do is for your own survival, and anything you're not currently equipped with is probably getting sold as VendorTrash.



* Lara Croft from the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games and [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider movies]]. In fairness, when she gets into these kinds of situations, she's usually chasing far more powerful enemies seeking artifacts. Both the movies and games occasionally had a BigBad wanting to abuse some mystical power- in other words, Lara Croft isn't so concerned about preserving the ancient ruins because she's in a race against time to keep some villain from using a powerful artifact with horrendous consequences.

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* Lara Croft from the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games and [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider movies]]. In fairness, when she gets into these kinds of situations, she's usually chasing far more powerful enemies seeking artifacts. Both the movies and games occasionally had a BigBad wanting to abuse some mystical power- power - in other words, Lara Croft isn't so concerned about preserving the ancient ruins because she's in a race against time to keep some villain from using a powerful artifact with horrendous consequences.
28th Jul '16 3:43:23 AM erforce
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* The O'Connell Family from ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]'' movies and cartoon act like this, even though none of them are officially archeologists (Rick O'Connell is a military defector looking for treasure, and Evy is trained as a librarian rather than an archeologist).

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* The O'Connell Family from ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]'' movies and cartoon [[WesternAnimation/TheMummyTheAnimatedSeries cartoon]] act like this, even though none of them are officially archeologists (Rick O'Connell is a military defector looking for treasure, and Evy is trained as a librarian rather than an archeologist).
23rd Jul '16 4:10:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]] -- if the treasure exists, he must find it! His adventure in "The Seven Cities of Cibola" [[OlderThanTheyThink was actually Spielberg's inspiration]] for the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] ''Indiana Jones'' film!

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* [[CarlBarks [[Creator/CarlBarks Scrooge McDuck]] -- if the treasure exists, he must find it! His adventure in "The Seven Cities of Cibola" [[OlderThanTheyThink was actually Spielberg's inspiration]] for the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] ''Indiana Jones'' film!
22nd Jul '16 1:53:03 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'''s main character [[TheHero Sorey]] and his [[TheLancer best friend]]/"[[HoYay boyfriend]]" [[MakingASplash Mikleo]] are this, having an {{Adorkable}} passion for history and ruins that comes up more than once on their quest to save the world. They start off their adventure exploring ruins and discovers the unconscious [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Alisha]], dragging them into the standard hero's journey. In fact, they would prefer to just explore the world and uncover the history over fighting evil...though they aren't adverse to multi-tasking! [[spoiler: In the epilogue, an older Mikleo is seen living out their dream of exploring ruins around the world...just before Sorey returns from his BigSleep in time to rescue him from a fall.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'''s main character [[TheHero Sorey]] and his [[TheLancer best friend]]/"[[HoYay boyfriend]]" [[MakingASplash Mikleo]] are this, having an {{Adorkable}} passion for history and ruins that comes up more than once on their quest to save the world. They In fact they start off their adventure exploring ruins and discovers discover the unconscious [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Alisha]], dragging them into the standard hero's journey.journey and world saving. In fact, they would prefer to just explore the world and uncover the history over fighting evil...though they aren't adverse to multi-tasking! [[spoiler: In the epilogue, an older Mikleo is seen living out their dream of exploring ruins around the world...just before Sorey returns from his BigSleep in time to rescue him from a fall.]]
22nd Jul '16 1:51:34 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'''s main character [[TheHero Sorey]] and his [[TheLancer best friend]]/"[[HoYay boyfriend]" [[MakingASplash Mikleo]] are this, having a passion for history and ruins that comes up more than once on their quest to save the world. They start off their adventure exploring ruins and discovers the unconscious [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Alisha]], dragging them into the standard hero's journey. In fact, they would prefer to just explore the world and uncover the history over fighting evil...though they aren't adverse to multi-tasking! [[spoiler: In the epilogue, an older Mikleo is seen living out their dream of exploring ruins around the world...just before Sorey returns from his BigSleep in time to rescue him from a fall.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'''s main character [[TheHero Sorey]] and his [[TheLancer best friend]]/"[[HoYay boyfriend]" boyfriend]]" [[MakingASplash Mikleo]] are this, having a an {{Adorkable}} passion for history and ruins that comes up more than once on their quest to save the world. They start off their adventure exploring ruins and discovers the unconscious [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Alisha]], dragging them into the standard hero's journey. In fact, they would prefer to just explore the world and uncover the history over fighting evil...though they aren't adverse to multi-tasking! [[spoiler: In the epilogue, an older Mikleo is seen living out their dream of exploring ruins around the world...just before Sorey returns from his BigSleep in time to rescue him from a fall.]]
22nd Jul '16 1:50:29 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'''s main character [[TheHero Sorey]] and his [[TheLancer best friend]]/"[[HoYay boyfriend]" [[MakingASplash Mikleo]] are this, having a passion for history and ruins that comes up more than once on their quest to save the world. They start off their adventure exploring ruins and discovers the unconscious [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Alisha]], dragging them into the standard hero's journey. In fact, they would prefer to just explore the world and uncover the history over fighting evil...though they aren't adverse to multi-tasking! [[spoiler: In the epilogue, an older Mikleo is seen living out their dream of exploring ruins around the world...just before Sorey returns from his BigSleep in time to rescue him from a fall.]]
21st Jul '16 1:06:53 PM rafi
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* The main characters in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', in the most technical sense. They're Vault Hunters, searching for ancient Eridian Vaults hidden in Pandora and in the process finding tremendous power, loot, and knowledge. Maya from ''2'' is a more specific example, as she is travelling the galaxy to learn more about Sirens like herself, and Pandora has close connections of Sirens and their powers.
* The Guild of Archeologists in ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'' is a lot like this. It may be notable that their spokesperson is a young woman named "Laredo Cronk".



* Lara Croft from the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games and [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider movies]].
* Nathan Drake from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series. No one even calls what he does 'archeology'. They all refer to him as a thief, and they're absolutely right, though [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI he'd probably prefer "treasure hunter"]]. It's just, sometimes treasure is inside museums, or under guard by heavily-armed mercenaries. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, the series actually ends with him transitioning ''into'' legal, more realistic archaeology.]]
* Garrett of ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' is at least honest in that he freely admits to being a looter. He winds up otherwise fulfilling the role anyway, though, as he usually manages to grab at least one MacGuffin without meaning to. Though one treasure in a lost city setting in ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} 2'' triggers him to ponder aloud that "Archaeologist sounds much more dignified than Thief". Archeologists normally don't break into museums to reacquire the artifacts they had sold to them.

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* Lara Croft from the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games and [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider movies]].
* Nathan Drake from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series. No one
VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor - The Archeology skill tree is chock full of shout outs to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' (you even calls what he does 'archeology'. They all refer to him as start the game with a thief, familiar NiceHat), but the only exploration and they're absolutely right, though [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI he'd taking of valuable ancient artifacts you do is for your own survival, and anything you're not currently equipped with is probably prefer "treasure hunter"]]. It's just, sometimes getting sold as VendorTrash.
* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from Franchise/IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/LaMulana Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' begins with the hero and his RobotGirl sidekick getting permission to explore a crashed spaceship... that they were recovered from when he was a baby.
* Dr. Edwin Linsey in the sixth chapter of ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''.
* One career path in ''VideoGame/EVEOnline''. Recovering artifacts is part of exploration, and it can be dangerous - as with most things in EVE, the best sites are in low-security space, exposing any would-be archaeologist to attack by pirates. Also, EVE archaeologists are less concerned with studying history and more concerned with finding useful bits of LostTechnology.
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'' there is a series of artifact fetch quests you can perform for archaeologist Belle Rennock - likely a reference to Rene Belloq from ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
* Locke from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' represents the thief class in the game and has the "steal" command. [[InsistentTerminology But you'd better call him a
treasure is inside museums, hunter]] or under guard by heavily-armed mercenaries. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, he'll rip your lungs out!!!
* The original idea of sphere hunters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' was this - dive into
the series actually ends with him transitioning ''into'' legal, more ruins, grab the recording sphere, haul it back to a historian and let the contents be known. Within only a couple of years, however, it seems to have devolved into a mixture of this, tomb robbery, and a bit of out-and-out piracy, and that's just the heroes.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', in the mission to recruit Montblanc. The reason he went to Jylland was treasure hunting. However, after Montblanc learned the treasures were already ''found'' by Luso, he says "Please, kupo, let's be
realistic archaeology.]]
* Garrett of ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}''
here. My life is at least honest in that he freely admits to being a looter. He winds up otherwise fulfilling the role anyway, though, as he usually manages to grab at least one MacGuffin without meaning to. Though one treasure in a lost city setting in ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} 2'' triggers him to ponder aloud that "Archaeologist sounds much more dignified than Thief". Archeologists normally don't break into museums to reacquire bauble-hunting!"
* The {{Mooks}} in
the Flash game ''VideoGame/GuardianRock'' also qualify, though they have antagonizing roles.
* The Durmand Priory from ''VideoGame/GuildWars2''. They vowed to seek ancient
artifacts they had sold (Dwarf artiacts especially) in order to them.find a way to defeat the Elder Dragons.
* Henry Hatsworth, from ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure''.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', one of the 2015 annual familiars available to donors at Mr. Store is the Indiana Jones-esque Adventurous Spelunker, who increases money and item drops, attacks with his whip, and drops an item that gives access to a VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}-inspired mini-game.
* In ''VideoGame/KultHereticKingdoms'', Joran Cynessa ''claims'' to be this, telling people who wonder why he's in a warzone that he intrepid ventured there for the sake of his work. Of course, if he happens to find a few interesting weapons along the way, selling them to carefully screened, discerning buyers is a perfectly respectable way to finance his work. (He's actually just a weapons smuggler.)
* Professor Alba of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' starts out as a subversion. As Estelle and Joshua encounter him in numerous ruins across the world, he is the typical absent-minded academic, possessing no offensive power of his own and needing to be kept safe on escort missions. [[spoiler: Then, at the ''very'' end of First Chapter, he is revealed to be the BigBad of the series.]]



* Lorelei, Zweig, and Killey in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series are all {{Adventurer Archaeologist}}s, with Lorelei even wielding a [[{{Homage}} whip]] in one game.

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* Lorelei, Zweig, In ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'', Pharaoh Man is a robot created for the purpose of being one of these. He's designed to explore Egyptian ruins, and Killey was built with superior speed and agility for the sake of evading {{deathtrap}}s, and powerful optical sensors that allow him to perceive objects through walls, making it easier to navigate the dark catacombs. His likeness to a pharaoh is even intended to stave off any ancient curses by making it seem like he belongs there.
* Lemeza Kosugi of ''Videogame/LaMulana'', who is a parody of Indiana Jones, down to the hat and constant use of a whip as a tool and a weapon. He sets out to the ruins of La-Mulana after receiving a letter from his father claiming that "He found it!" and that he "won" over Lemeza, like it's a competition. Due to the competitive relationship Lemeza and his father Shorn (or Shawn) share, the actions in which you get money
in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' game (by breaking pots with your weapon), and the the lack of character development afterwards, ''WebVideo/ArmoredChocobo'' portrayed him as a greedy version of this trope in his Let's Play, going as far as saying his clothes are green because they are "made out of dollar bills" and the phrase "It doesn't belong in a museum, it belongs in Lemeza's pockets!"
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has an Archaeologist class that starts with a whip and fedora.
* Goombella in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is an archeology student, but every bit as adventurous as many examples here.
%%* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/PharaohsTomb'' and sequel ''ArcticAdventure'', one Nevada Smith.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Champion Cynthia]]. The focus of her study is the historical (and prehistoric) interactions and relationships between humans and Pokemon, and she seems to have a special interest in the mythology of [[OlympusMons legendary Pokemon]], which explains her involvement in the events of ''Platinum''.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Gym Leader Lenora]] is hinted to be a retired one.
* Herschel Layton from the ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton''
series are all {{Adventurer Archaeologist}}s, with Lorelei even wielding a [[{{Homage}} whip]] is technically an archaeologist, though he spends more time in the games solving puzzles ([[AmateurSleuth and crimes]]). He does get in some ruin-exploring in a few games, such as ''Miracle Mask''.
* RobertRipley as imagined in ''VideoGame/TheRiddleOfMasterLu'' is not a real archaeologist, but his search for clues in sometimes dangerous ancient locations in order to get to enter the tomb of the first emperor of China to stop a magical McGuffin from falling into the wrong hands is just like something from Indiana Jones -- except that he isn't good at the fighting, he lets his girlfriend do that.
* ''VideoGame/SecretFiles'' has [[{{Deuteragonist}} Max Gruber]] who fits the trope. In the second game of the series, Sam Peters, a classmate of Max, is a rare female version.
* In the "World Adventures" expansion pack for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' you can be such an archaeologist, exploring tombs in the three travel locations for valuable treasures and unique furniture.
* The [[NoNameGiven nameless hero]] of ''VideoGame/SkyOdyssey'' is said to be the latest in a line of explorers who set out to find the [[AdvancedAncientAcropolis Hidden Tower of Maximus]] within the Islands of the Dark Sea. While we don't actually see him [[InformedAbility doing any archaeology in the game]], given that his goal is to rediscover the ancient lost city it makes sense that he would be
one game.of these.
* The player character in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', an Indiana Jones lookalike.



* The player character in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', an Indiana Jones lookalike.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' allows any character to become this by taking the Archaeology crew Skill. The Jedi and Sith classes also spend some of their early levels delving into ancient ruins on their respective homeplanets and one of the Sith Inquisitor's companions, Talos Drellik, is a member of the Imperial Reclamations Unit whose job is to specifically seek out ancient Sith ruins and artifacts though he's more of a scholar than a fighter.
* Lorelei, Zweig, and Killey in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series are all {{Adventurer Archaeologist}}s, with Lorelei even wielding a [[{{Homage}} whip]] in one game.
%%* Waffle's uncle in ''TailConcerto''.
* Garrett of ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' is at least honest in that he freely admits to being a looter. He winds up otherwise fulfilling the role anyway, though, as he usually manages to grab at least one MacGuffin without meaning to. Though one treasure in a lost city setting in ''VideoGame/{{Thief}} 2'' triggers him to ponder aloud that "Archaeologist sounds much more dignified than Thief". Archeologists normally don't break into museums to reacquire the artifacts they had sold to them.
* Lara Croft from the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games and [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider movies]]. In fairness, when she gets into these kinds of situations, she's usually chasing far more powerful enemies seeking artifacts. Both the movies and games occasionally had a BigBad wanting to abuse some mystical power- in other words, Lara Croft isn't so concerned about preserving the ancient ruins because she's in a race against time to keep some villain from using a powerful artifact with horrendous consequences.
%%* In ''VideoGame/{{Tutankham}}'', the
player character in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', an Indiana Jones lookalike.is obviously one of these.
* Nathan Drake from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series. No one even calls what he does 'archeology'. They all refer to him as a thief, and they're absolutely right, though [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI he'd probably prefer "treasure hunter"]]. It's just, sometimes treasure is inside museums, or under guard by heavily-armed mercenaries. [[spoiler:Funnily enough, the series actually ends with him transitioning ''into'' legal, more realistic archaeology.]]



* Dr. Edwin Linsey in the sixth chapter of ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''.
* Henry Hatsworth, from ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure''.
* The {{Mooks}} in the Flash game ''VideoGame/GuardianRock'' also qualify, though they have antagonizing roles.
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' begins with the hero and his RobotGirl sidekick getting permission to explore a crashed spaceship... that they were recovered from when he was a baby.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', in the mission to recruit Montblanc. The reason he went to Jylland was treasure hunting. However, after Montblanc learned the treasures were already ''found'' by Luso, he says "Please, kupo, let's be realistic here. My life is more than bauble-hunting!"
* Locke from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' represents the thief class in the game and has the "steal" command. [[InsistentTerminology But you'd better call him a treasure hunter]] or he'll rip your lungs out!!!
* The original idea of sphere hunters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' was this - dive into the ruins, grab the recording sphere, haul it back to a historian and let the contents be known. Within only a couple of years, however, it seems to have devolved into a mixture of this, tomb robbery, and a bit of out-and-out piracy, and that's just the heroes.
* The Guild of Archeologists in ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'' is a lot like this. It may be notable that their spokesperson is a young woman named "Laredo Cronk".
%%* Waffle's uncle in ''TailConcerto''.
* Goombella in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is an archeology student, but every bit as adventurous as many examples here.
%%* The protagonist of ''PharaohsTomb'' and sequel ''ArcticAdventure'', one Nevada Smith.
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'' there is a series of artifact fetch quests you can perform for archaeologist Belle Rennock - likely a reference to Rene Belloq from ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
* In the "World Adventures" expansion pack for ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' you can be such an archaeologist, exploring tombs in the three travel locations for valuable treasures and unique furniture.
%%* In ''VideoGame/{{Tutankham}}'', the player character is obviously one of these.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has an Archaeologist class that starts with a whip and fedora.
* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from Franchise/IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/LaMulana Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.
* The Durmand Priory from ''GuildWars2''. They vowed to seek ancient artifacts (Dwarf artiacts especially) in order to find a way to defeat the Elder Dragons.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Champion Cynthia]]. The focus of her study is the historical (and prehistoric) interactions and relationships between humans and Pokemon, and she seems to have a special interest in the mythology of [[OlympusMons legendary Pokemon]], which explains her involvement in the events of ''Platinum''.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Gym Leader Lenora]] is hinted to be a retired one.
* The main characters in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', in the most technical sense. They're Vault Hunters, searching for ancient Eridian Vaults hidden in Pandora and in the process finding tremendous power, loot, and knowledge. Maya from ''2'' is a more specific example, as she is travelling the galaxy to learn more about Sirens like herself, and Pandora has close connections of Sirens and their powers.
* VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor - The Archeology skill tree is chock full of shout outs to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' (you even start the game with a familiar NiceHat), but the only exploration and taking of valuable ancient artifacts you do is for your own survival, and anything you're not currently equipped with is probably getting sold as VendorTrash.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' allows any character to become this by taking the Archaeology crew Skill. The Jedi and Sith classes also spend some of their early levels delving into ancient ruins on their respective homeplanets and one of the Sith Inquisitor's companions, Talos Drellik, is a member of the Imperial Reclamations Unit whose job is to specifically seek out ancient Sith ruins and artifacts though he's more of a scholar than a fighter.
* RobertRipley as imagined in ''VideoGame/TheRiddleOfMasterLu'' is not a real archaeologist, but his search for clues in sometimes dangerous ancient locations in order to get to enter the tomb of the first emperor of China to stop a magical McGuffin from falling into the wrong hands is just like something from Indiana Jones -- except that he isn't good at the fighting, he lets his girlfriend do that.
* One career path in ''VideoGame/EVEOnline''. Recovering artifacts is part of exploration, and it can be dangerous - as with most things in EVE, the best sites are in low-security space, exposing any would-be archaeologist to attack by pirates. Also, EVE archaeologists are less concerned with studying history and more concerned with finding useful bits of LostTechnology.
* ''VideoGame/SecretFiles'' has [[{{Deuteragonist}} Max Gruber]] who fits the trope. In the second game of the series, Sam Peters, a classmate of Max, is a rare female version.
* The [[NoNameGiven nameless hero]] of ''VideoGame/SkyOdyssey'' is said to be the latest in a line of explorers who set out to find the [[AdvancedAncientAcropolis Hidden Tower of Maximus]] within the Islands of the Dark Sea. While we don't actually see him [[InformedAbility doing any archaeology in the game]], given that his goal is to rediscover the ancient lost city it makes sense that he would be one of these.
* Professor Alba of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' starts out as a subversion. As Estelle and Joshua encounter him in numerous ruins across the world, he is the typical absent-minded academic, possessing no offensive power of his own and needing to be kept safe on escort missions. [[spoiler: Then, at the ''very'' end of First Chapter, he is revealed to be the BigBad of the series.]]
* Lemeza Kosugi of ''Videogame/LaMulana'', who is a parody of Indiana Jones, down to the hat and constant use of a whip as a tool and a weapon. He sets out to the ruins of La-Mulana after receiving a letter from his father claiming that "He found it!" and that he "won" over Lemeza, like it's a competition. Due to the competitive relationship Lemeza and his father Shorn (or Shawn) share, the actions in which you get money in the game (by breaking pots with your weapon), and the the lack of character development afterwards, ''WebVideo/ArmoredChocobo'' portrayed him as a greedy version of this trope in his Let's Play, going as far as saying his clothes are green because they are "made out of dollar bills" and the phrase "It doesn't belong in a museum, it belongs in Lemeza's pockets!"
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'', Pharaoh Man is a robot created for the purpose of being one of these. He's designed to explore Egyptian ruins, and was built with superior speed and agility for the sake of evading {{deathtrap}}s, and powerful optical sensors that allow him to perceive objects through walls, making it easier to navigate the dark catacombs. His likeness to a pharaoh is even intended to stave off any ancient curses by making it seem like he belongs there.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', one of the 2015 annual familiars available to donors at Mr. Store is the Indiana Jones-esque Adventurous Spelunker, who increases money and item drops, attacks with his whip, and drops an item that gives access to a VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}-inspired mini-game.
* Herschel Layton from the ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' series is technically an archaeologist, though he spends more time in the games solving puzzles ([[AmateurSleuth and crimes]]). He does get in some ruin-exploring in a few games, such as ''Miracle Mask''.
* In ''VideoGame/KultHereticKingdoms'', Joran Cynessa ''claims'' to be this, telling people who wonder why he's in a warzone that he intrepid ventured there for the sake of his work. Of course, if he happens to find a few interesting weapons along the way, selling them to carefully screened, discerning buyers is a perfectly respectable way to finance his work. (He's actually just a weapons smuggler.)
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* Professor Franchise/BerniceSummerfield, in the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse.

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* Professor Franchise/BerniceSummerfield, in the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse.Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, although she is a little bit of a subversion. She actually wants to be a respected academic who does serious archeology and carefully peels back history, however she has the drawback of traveling with The Doctor. It means she does get to explore history and see firsthand how it used to be, in ways that she can extrapolate into academic work, but it also means people will be trying to kill them a lot and that most of the artifacts the Doctor is interested in will turn out to be lost superweapons or something.
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* Seta from ''Manga/LoveHina''; he takes on Keitaro as an assistant for a summer job.

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* Stand-up comic [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/mkt491/stand-up-mike-macrae--professor-jones Mike McRae]] did a bit imagining that all the undergrads wanted to take Indiana Jones's Intro to Archaeology class because it's a total blow-off. "Every semester he has to go find some ceremonial Aztec staff in Mexico or something like that. Just take it, it's easy."
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Daniel Jackson is a "purer" example in flashbacks, but modifies the way he works once he joins the SG team. He is occasionally mentioned to be on more traditional archeology digs when his schedule permits.
** It's frequently implied that if Daniel had his way, he'd have the Stargate be used ''solely'' for this purpose.
** Daniel's status as this (as well as [[TookALevelInBadass the levels in badass he's taken]]) are lampshaded in one episode when one of the soldiers on the team that SG-1 will be guarding mentions [[SarcasmMode how much safer he feels]] knowing that an archaeologist has his back. Daniel responds by holding up a knife and asking which end he's supposed to put the bullets in.
** Also lampshaded when the team questions a man that claims to be an archaelogist about his weapon:

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Daniel Jackson is a "purer" example in flashbacks, but modifies the way he works once he joins the SG team. He is occasionally mentioned to be on more traditional archeology digs when his schedule permits.
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permits. It's frequently implied that if Daniel had his way, he'd have the Stargate be used ''solely'' for this purpose.
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purpose. Daniel's status as this (as well as [[TookALevelInBadass the levels in badass he's taken]]) are lampshaded in one episode when one of the soldiers on the team that SG-1 will be guarding mentions [[SarcasmMode how much safer he feels]] knowing that an archaeologist has his back. Daniel responds by holding up a knife and asking which end he's supposed to put the bullets in.
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* In a few ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' stories, Captain Picard gets to air out his AdventurerArchaeologist side.
** [[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Vash Vash]] in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Love interest of Jean-Luc Picard, partner of Q.

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In a few ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' stories, Captain Picard gets to air out his AdventurerArchaeologist side.
** [[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Vash Vash]] in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Love Vash]]: love interest of Jean-Luc Picard, partner of Q.



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* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG has Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose and Rick "Adventure" Spherus; the latter is even described as looking like a shameless knock-off of Indiana Jones.
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* ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38680 "Archaeologist Tired Of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils"]].
* In the other direction: [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html Indiana Jones Denied Tenure]].
** In a similar vein, stand-up comic [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/mkt491/stand-up-mike-macrae--professor-jones Mike McRae]] did a bit imagining that all the undergrads wanted to take Indiana's Intro to Archaeology class because it's a total blow-off. "Every semester he has to go find some ceremonial Aztec staff in Mexico or something like that. Just take it, it's easy."
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* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG has Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose and Rick "Adventure" Spherus; the latter is even described as looking like a shameless knock-off of Indiana Jones.
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* ''TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38680 "Archaeologist Tired Of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils"]].
* In the other direction: [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html Indiana Jones Denied Tenure]].
** In a similar vein, stand-up comic [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/mkt491/stand-up-mike-macrae--professor-jones Mike McRae]] did a bit imagining that all the undergrads wanted to take Indiana's Intro to Archaeology class because it's a total blow-off. "Every semester he has to go find some ceremonial Aztec staff in Mexico or something like that. Just take it, it's easy."
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* Johnny Thunder of LEGOAdventurers and Jake Raines of LEGO Pharaoh's Quest both fit this trope to a tee. Based on his bio on the LEGODinoAttack website, Digger might also qualify.

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* Johnny Thunder of LEGOAdventurers Toys/LEGOAdventurers and Jake Raines of LEGO Pharaoh's Quest both fit this trope to a tee. Based on his bio on the LEGODinoAttack website, Digger might also qualify.



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* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from Franchise/IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}} Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Egoboo}}'' has an Archaeologist class that is directly derived from Franchise/IndianaJones and all of its other CaptainErsatz and hommage characters like VideoGame/{{Spelunky}} and [[VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}} [[VideoGame/LaMulana Lemeza Kosugi]] with a whip, a fedora and according skills.



* Lemeza Kosugi of ''Videogame/LaMulana'', who is a parody of Indiana Jones, down to the hat and constant use of a whip as a tool and a weapon. He sets out to the ruins of La Mulana after receiving a letter from his father claiming that "He found it!" and that he "won" over Lemeza, like it's a competition. Due to the competitive relationship Lemeza and his father Shorn (or Shawn) share, the actions in which you get money in the game (by breaking pots with your weapon), and the the lack of character development afterwards, ''WebVideo/ArmoredChocobo'' portrayed him as a greedy version of this trope in his Let's Play, going as far as saying his clothes are green because they are "made out of dollar bills" and the phrase "It doesn't belong in a museum, it belongs in Lemeza's pockets!"

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* Lemeza Kosugi of ''Videogame/LaMulana'', who is a parody of Indiana Jones, down to the hat and constant use of a whip as a tool and a weapon. He sets out to the ruins of La Mulana La-Mulana after receiving a letter from his father claiming that "He found it!" and that he "won" over Lemeza, like it's a competition. Due to the competitive relationship Lemeza and his father Shorn (or Shawn) share, the actions in which you get money in the game (by breaking pots with your weapon), and the the lack of character development afterwards, ''WebVideo/ArmoredChocobo'' portrayed him as a greedy version of this trope in his Let's Play, going as far as saying his clothes are green because they are "made out of dollar bills" and the phrase "It doesn't belong in a museum, it belongs in Lemeza's pockets!"



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* ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'' has Gahiji "Dust" Thutmose and Rick "Adventure" Spherus; the latter is even described as looking like a shameless knock-off of Indiana Jones.



* Parodied in the ''WebSeries/LoadingReadyRun'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/7862-The-Fountain The Fountain]]. The Indiana Jones character wants to travel the globe to solve the riddles and open the door to the FountainOfYouth but the financier backing him points out that they can just use explosives to blast it open instead.

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* Parodied in the ''WebSeries/LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' episode [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/7862-The-Fountain The Fountain]]. The Indiana Jones character wants to travel the globe to solve the riddles and open the door to the FountainOfYouth but the financier backing him points out that they can just use explosives to blast it open instead.instead.
* ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38680 "Archaeologist Tired Of Unearthing Unspeakable Ancient Evils"]].
* In the other direction: [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2006/10/10bryan.html Indiana Jones Denied Tenure]].



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* In A. Merritt's lush 1924 fantasy novel ''The Ship of Ishtar'', John Kenton is described in terms that suggest he is one of these. He has the ship because a fellow archaeologist sent it to him, and he has no trouble reading the cuneatic script on the stone block in which it was inclosed. He has a room full of "his spoils from many a far away corner of the world". We learn later that he's also a veteran of WorldWarOne and pretty good at hand-to-hand combat.

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* In A. Merritt's lush 1924 fantasy novel ''The Ship of Ishtar'', John Kenton is described in terms that suggest he is one of these. He has the ship because a fellow archaeologist sent it to him, and he has no trouble reading the cuneatic script on the stone block in which it was inclosed. He has a room full of "his spoils from many a far away corner of the world". We learn later that he's also a veteran of WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and pretty good at hand-to-hand combat.



* Sylvanus Morley was, by all accounts, an excellent archeologist whose excavations of Mayan ruins in Mexico were highly influential. They also made a good cover for his spying for the American government during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.

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* Sylvanus Morley was, by all accounts, an excellent archeologist whose excavations of Mayan ruins in Mexico were highly influential. They also made a good cover for his spying for the American government during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
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