Here we have the daring heroes and blackhearted villains of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' saga of {{film}}s, directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg and produced by GeorgeLucas.

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[[folder: The Heroes]]

!!! Indiana Jones (AKA [[IHaveManyNames Colonel Professor Doctor]] Henry Walton Jones Junior, [[spoiler:Associate Dean of Marshall University's Department of Archaeology, 1957.]] AKA [[Series/YoungIndianaJones Corporal Henri Defense of the Belgium Army.]])
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: At one point, Indy tries to return to his office and is besieged by students because he hasn't been grading any of their work. He has to climb out the window to escape.
** Some of the female students were there for [[HotTeacher something else...]]
* AcePilot: "Fly, yes. Land, no." Interestingly, in ''Temple of Doom'', he says he doesn't know how to fly a plane. Guess he learned how to fly between then and ''Last Crusade''.
** It should be noted that ''Temple of Doom'' is a prequel to ''Raiders of the Lost Ark,'' the ''Last Crusade'' being a sequel to the latter.
*** In the novelisation for ''Temple of Doom'', it's made pretty clear that Indy was joking with Willie that he didn't know how to fly to mess with her.
* ActionDuo: With Short Round, his father, or [[CompositeCharacter Mutt]].
* ActionSurvivor: [[BadassBookworm Indy]] may have styled himself as a {{badass}} ActionHero, but in practice he's not much more than a slightly-greedy college professor who doesn't know when to quit.
* AdventureDuo[=/=]BattleCouple: With [[ActionGirl Marion]].
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Duh.
* AgentScully: To a point. In ''Crystal Skull'', Indy is a big skeptic about the existence of alien races, and in ''Raiders'', considers [[ArtifactofDeath the Ark of the Covenant]] nothing but a fancy gold box, but when the Ark is opened at the end of the film he insists that he and Marion avert their eyes.
* AntiHero: He's a DeadpanSnarker and somewhat cynical KnightInSourArmor, but a generally good guy.
** He seems to have little qualms killing if the situation requires it and has shown many times to be a [[CombatPragmatist dirty fighter]].
** There's also the fact he did pretty unmentionable things to an underage Marion Ravenwood (although he maintains that Marion was old enough to know full well what they were doing and give consent). In the original script of ''The Radiers'' he's also prone to fooling around with some of his college student.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite the fact that he's encountered many powerful artifacts over the years, he still sneers at the prospect of magical telepathic skulls or any new "mystical" discovery.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBookworm: Can grade your university thesis AND kick your ass.
** BadassGrandpa: Circa 1957.
** BadassNormal: No superpowers. Just a large number of ImprobableAimingSkills (you know - the gun, the whip etc. etc.)
** ColonelBadass: Held the rank during WorldWarII.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: In the ''Series/YoungIndianaJones Chronicles'', if he or she has been written down in the history books in the last 100 years, Indy has met/befriended/fallen in love/fought/slept with him or her.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Marion.
* BerserkButton: One of the few ways to truly '''enrage''' the normally logical Henry Jones Junior is to harm an innocent child... just ask the shredded remains of Mola Ram in the bellies of a dozen satisfied crocodiles.
** "I HATE SNAKES, JOCK, I HATE 'EM!!!"
** And don't call him "Junior"!
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CaptainCrash: "Fly, yes! '''Land''', no!!"
* ColonelBadass: By the end of WorldWarII.
* CombatPragmatist: The poster boy.
* CulturedBadass: Equally at home in a Duchess's party as he is in the moldy depths of an ancient ruined city.
* CuttingTheKnot: Indy's favorite solution to problems tends to include this.
* CynicalMentor: To Mutt Williams.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisappearedDad: Indy complained that his father was more concerned about artifacts in a museum than his own son. Notably, however, it was ''Indy'' that walked out on him.
* DisneyDeath: Similar to Basil from ''TheGreatMouseDetective''. [[spoiler:In ''The Last Crusade'' Indy seems he's fallen to his death in a deep chasm along with Vogel. While his father, Brody, and Sallah peering over the cliff, believing that he died, Indy climbs onto the cliff edge, revealing he's jumped from the tank before it fell.]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: He's played by Creator/HarrisonFord, so this is a given.
** In ''The Temple of Doom'' in particular he has a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* FedoraOfAsskicking: Basically codified this trope for modern times.
* FriendToAllChildren: Despite his gruff exterior, Indy has a soft spot for children. Do not even ''[[BerserkButton think]]'' about threatening a child in his presence unless you want to get your ass kicked.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: With the exception of snakes, many animals don't bother Indy. He even took his name from the family dog.
* GoodIsNotNice
* TheGump: If you take into account ''The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones'', Indy has crossed paths with a ''ridiculous'' number of historical figures in his lifetime.
* HeCleansUpNicely: Can pull off a dam fine Tux.
* HonorBeforeReason: In his younger days, as chronicled by the TV series. Becomes cold and jaded in adulthood, but regains this trope after reconciling with his father.
* HotBlooded
* HotTeacher
* IconicItem: His fedora and bullwhip.
* IconicOutfit: He does wear a wide variety of clothes in the films but He just isn't Indy without the Leather Jacket and fedora.
* IKnowKarate: Series/YoungIndianaJones has shown proficiency in Northern Style Kung Fu in his TV series; though this is not retconned into the movie series proper, Indy has consistently been shown to be skilled in US Marines CQC (Close Quarters Combat, made famous by [[Franchise/MetalGear The Boss and Big Boss]]) since ''Temple of Doom''; justifiable considering his extended experience in the military.
* IndyPloy: THE TropeNamer
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JumpedAtTheCall: He may be a world weary cynic but no one optionally does the kind of stuff Indy does without enjoying it just a bit.
* KnightInSourArmor: He is cynical most of the time, but has his romantic moments as well.
* LineOfSightName: "Henry Defense" came into being when he was asked to give a name while enlisting for the Belgium Army in World War I, and the French word "Defense' just happened to be on a plate resting on the desk.
* LoveableRogue
* MadeOfIron
* MightyWhitey: Skirts the line in that he actually wants to preserve and ''protect'' the cultures he researches rather than lord and dominate over them.
* MissingMom: Indy's mother died while he was at a young age.
* NiceHat: Can You imagine Indy kicking ass without his trademark fedora? Didn't think so.
** WordOfGod states that as long as Indy's hat is on his head he's effectively immortal.
* TheObiWan: To Mutt.
* {{Omniglot}}: Latin, Greek, Japanese, German, Mayan, Egyptian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Irish, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Hindi, Dutch, Old English, Quechua, American Sign Language, and most likely others. WordOfGod says he speaks 27 languages. Unfortunately, he didn't take that summer course in Hovitos...
** This trope largely came about in the {{sequel}} {{film}}s; in ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders]]'', scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan intended Indy to be a rather poor hand with foreign languages (which is why he needs someone else to translate the Staff of Ra headpiece inscription).
* OneManArmy
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: All of his friends consistently refer to him as "Indiana" or "Indy". It wasn't until the third movie that people learned his first name is actually Henry, and that he got his nickname from their dog.
-->'''Sallah''': What does it mean, this "junior"?
-->'''Henry''': That's his name. Henry Jones, Junior.
-->'''Indy''': I like Indiana.
-->'''Henry''': We named the dog "Indiana"!
-->'''Sallah''': You are named after a dog?!
-->'''Indy''': I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog!
* PapaWolf: ''"They're innocent children... Mola Ram, prepare to meet Kali IN HELL!!"''
** [[spoiler: And of course, to Mutt. When he thinks that Mutt is simply Marion's son, Indy looks out for him like anyone else with him on an adventure, but when he learns the truth, the trope is embodied full-on.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: "No ticket."
* WeaponOfChoice: [[WhipItGood Whips]], [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]], and [[GoodOldFisticuffs fi]][[TwoFistedTales sts]].
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WhipItGood
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: TropeNamer, in that getting to the Ark meant going into a room loaded with them.

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!!!Marion Ravenwood
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* ActionGirl: Actually ''helps'' in Indy's battles, quite unlike the DamselInDistress staple to "normal" pulp adventures. She knows pretty well how to use fire weapons and to fight.
* AdventureDuo / BattleCouple: With Indy in "Raiders" and "Crystal Skull".
* BelligerentSexualTension - With Indy, of course. She punches him in the face when he first shows up in her bar.
* BoundAndGagged: In both movies she appears in.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DefiantCaptive: She must have a lot of nerves to face a sadist torturer like Toht and blowing smoke in his face.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:In ''Raiders'', Indy thinks she's dead when the truck she was thrown in while she was in a basket explodes. But he finds her alive at the Tanis site since they have switched baskets]].
* [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins: Given the backstory in "Raiders", Marion WAS Indy's girlfriend before Willie. It was the reason why Indy and Abner had a falling out.]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: As demonstrated with Belloq, she could drink '''any''' man under the table.
* HotBlooded: A rare female example.
-->''JONES, DON'T YOU DARE LEAVE ME HERE BY MYSELF!''
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe
* TheLadette
* MsFanservice: In ''The Raiders'' especially in her white dress and bare feet. Even in ''The Crystal Skull'' she hasn't lost her beauty.
* TookALevelInBadass: She starts out capable enough, but grows more and more confident as ''Raiders'' goes on, and by the time ''Kingdom'' rolls around, she's casually driving amphibious trucks off of cliffs to escape pursuers.
* {{Tsundere}}: Throughout ''Raiders''.
** In ''Crystal Skull'', during a heated argument with Indy, he comments that all the women he has been involved with since Marion had ''one'' problem, "[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming They weren't you, honey]]". Cue Marion immediately grinning like a school-girl.
* WhenSheSmiles

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!!! Professor Henry Walton Jones Senior
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* ActionDuo: With his son.
* ActionSurvivor: Starts out as one.
* BadassBeard
* BadassBookworm: Like father, like son.
* BadassGrandpa: Took down a German fighter plane with a fricking umbrella and a flock of seagulls... what a man!!
-->''"I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. 'Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky.'"''
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BaldOfAwesome
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a nominal christian who doesn't approve Indy's methods like killing. Then he makes a nazi plane crash and blows up an entire tank full of nazi soldiers simply justifying that "It's war !"
* BowtiesAreCool
* BusCrash: He's mentioned in the fourth film to have died sometime after the third. Justified since Sean Connery refused to come out of retirement just to make some cameo that would ultimately be insignificant.
* CaptainObvious:
-->'''Henry:''' These people are trying to kill us!
-->'''Indy:''' I know, dad!
-->'''Henry:''' It's a new experience for ''me''.
* CatchPhrase: "This is intolerable!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Runs strong in the Jones family.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Smashes a vase over his son's head, and is immediately more concerned about the vase.
** In the very beginning, not being interested in hearing Indy tell him about getting the Cross of Coronado, being wrapped up in writing his grail diary.
* HonorBeforeReason
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's pretty cold but it's clear he really does love Indy and he does everything that he can to stop the Nazis from getting the Holy Grail.
* TheLancer
* TheLoad: Do ''not'' let Henry Sr. near anything that fires bullets. Subverted later on, regardless of what Indy may think.
* NerdActionHero
* NiceHat: His bucket hat. Yes, it's really called that.
* PapaWolf
* ParasolOfPain: As the German fighter pilot above found out the hard way...
* ParentalNeglect: One of the main complains of his son about his childhood.
* ThePenIsMightier: Ironically, the man is deadlier with a fountain pen!

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!!! Sallah
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* BadassBeard
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser: A large man, fond of singing and beating up Gestapo agents in equal measure. He's very rarely upset.
* CuddleBug: Sallah really likes to hug the people that he cares about, and it doesn't make him any less manly!
* DeadpanSnarker: Of Indy's caliber.
-->''"Asps. Very dangerous. (to Indy) You go first."''
* GentleGiant
* TheGlomp: Sallah's speciality in ''Raiders''.
* LargeHam: When John Rhys-Davies is involved, there is no other path.
* NiceGuy
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''Raiders'', Sallah was competent, brave and intelligent. In ''Last Crusade,'' he was a borderline idiot savant comic relief character whose only redeeming characteristic was he could hit really hard.

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!!! Professor Marcus Brody, Dean of Marshall University's Department of Archaeology.
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Smart enough to become the [[BigGood ''Dean of Archaeology at Marshall University'']], and yet can get lost inside ''his own museum'', if Indy's word is to be believed.
* BusCrash: Denholm Elliott's death was written into the fourth film.
* TheCastShowoff: Mr. Elliot was an accomplished equestrian and so was able to safely nearly-fall-off-the-horse in the third movie.
* {{Flanderization}}: From a slightly absent-minded professor who was implied to have Indy-like adventures himself to someone who needed to be handheld through every situation.
* TheFool: Though he's not stupid, just a little bit of a clutz.
* TheLoad: Not all of the time, but often.
* NiceGuy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Dean of Archaeology at Marshall University.
* TooDumbToLive:
-->'''Sallah''': (''smiles to the bad guys'') Papers? Of course... (''to Marcus'') Run.
-->'''Marcus''': (''stands around looking clueless'') ...Yes?
-->'''Sallah''': Papers. (''takes out a newspaper'') Got it here. Just finished reading it myself... (''trying to provide cover for an escape'') Run...
-->'''Marcus''': (''''STILL'' clueless'') ...Yes?
-->'''Sallah:''' "Egyptian Mail," morning edition. (''exasperated, to Marcus'') Run!
-->'''Marcus:''' Did you say, uh...
-->'''Sallah''': (''yelling'') '''RUN!'''
* TookALevelInBadass: Though in the first movie he lamented that if he was as young as Indy he would have went on his adventure. Though most people who seen Crusade have labeled him a clumsy oaf that got lost in his own museum; he was willing to put his complaint in Raiders aside to help Indy rescue Henry. He even had enough cojones to knock a Nazi out with an Artillery shell.
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!!!Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott
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* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Willie during the entire scene where Indy bursts into her room to look for the secret entrance to Kali's temple. "I'm right here!"
* DefrostingIceQueen: Interviews with Spielberg indicate she was meant to be this trope. Unfortunately, she didn't come off this way to most viewers.
* DiamondsInTheBuff:
-->'''Indy:''' "You wear your jewelry to bed, princess?"
-->'''Willie:''' "Yes. And nothing else."
* DistressedDamsel: To the point where most fans consider her a DamselScrappy.
* TheDitz
* DumbBlonde
* GlamorousWartimeSinger
* GoldDigger: She has shades of this.
* HateSink: Until the real villains show up midway though the movie, most viewers only have her to hate.
* JerkAss: Oh, so very MUCH!
* LargeHam: A lot.
* TheLoad
* MeaningfulName: Apparently, her name is derived from the "Wilhelm Scream", which leads us to...
** She's also named after Steven Spielberg's pet dog, much like how GeorgeLucas had named [[BadassBookworm Indy]] after his pet dog.
* ScreamingWoman: And ''how''.
* SpoiledBrat
* TookALevelInBadass: It was gradual, but she rescued Indy and Short round from a spike trap. She also punched out a guy clinging to their mine cart.
* WellExcuseMePrincess
* YouCanKeepHer: Needless to say, Indy's threat didn't exactly work.

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!!!Short Round (AKA Wan Li)
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* BadassAdorable
* BrattyHalfPint
* HonorBeforeReason
* HypercompetentSidekick: He's an AdventurerArchaeologist in training, he can fight, and he can drive. Did I mention that he's about ''twelve'' years old!
* IKnowKarate: Northern-Style Kung Fu, actually. Ask the Thuggee guards whose arses he kicked.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KidSidekick

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!!!Mutt Williams [[spoiler:(AKA Henry Jones the Third)]]
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* ActionDuo: With Indy in "Crystal Skull".
* BadassBookworm
* BrilliantButLazy: Has a lovely habit of being ''repeatedly'' kicked out of prep schools, despite being an excellent student.
* ChekhovsSkill: Mutt's reason for being kicked out of every school he went to is that [[AllThereInTheManual he is such an accomplished swordsman he has made quite a handsome profit betting on himself in the inter-high fencing tournaments]], and he ''proves'' just how fearsome a warrior he is in the Jungles of Peru, fighting experienced-swordswoman [[TheBaroness Irina Spalko]] to a standstill atop two speeding jeeps.
* CompositeCharacter: Mutt is modeled on a combination of Jim Stark (JamesDean) in RebelWithoutACause and Johnny Strabler, a biker played by MarlonBrando in ''The Wild One''.
* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Acquires a visible facial scar through his WeaponOfChoice, much like his father did on his chin with the whip. He even named himself Mutt.]]
* GlassCannon: While he's good with a sword, knife and any improvised weapon. His skills in hand to hand combat vary. He can take on any mook, but when faced in a hand to hand situation with Spalko, she wipes the floor with him.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBastard: When he was born, his REAL parents were most certainly NOT married.]]
* HotBlooded
* MomentKiller: For Indy and Marion. Of course, can he be blamed for not wanting to see his ''mum'' about to make-out?
** [[spoiler: Particulary since he's only just learnt that Indy's actually his ''real'' father.]]
* [[OldCopYoungCop Old Archaeologist, Young Archaeologist]]: Wasn't really interested in being an Archaeologist in the beginning, no doubt that's changed.
* RecklessSidekick
* WeaponOfChoice: The sword. Also a switchblade. [[/folder]]

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!!! Doctor René Belloq
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* AdventurerArchaeologist: The [[EvilCounterpart bad guy version]] of the trope. Plus, he's willing to let someone else do the adventuring while he waits outside to hold them up for the treasure at gunpoint.
* AffablyEvil: To Marion. He's genuinely polite and friendly with her and even gets enraged when the Nazi's try to kill her.
* ArchEnemy: Well, the closest thing to it that Indy has.
** In the {{Novelization}}, it's revealed that Belloq built his career around letting Jones do all the work, then swooping in to steal his artifacts/research papers.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* DragonInChief: Nominally the main antagonist of the film, it's actually Nazi Colonel Dietrich who is the one in charge of the quest of the Ark and the one who calls all the shots. However, Belloq uses his smooth talk and archeological expertise to sway Dietrich around to his point of view and get the colonel to do what he wants.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Draws the line at rough treatment of women. René repeatedly tries to shield Marion from harm, though he's not ''overly'' enthusiastic about it.
* EvilCounterpart
* EvilGenius
* FrenchJerk
* AGodAmI: You'd almost think René got into this business just so he could hold idols over his head and make people bow to him.
* {{Irony}}: If it weren't for the test he suggested that ultimately resulted in his and his co-villains KarmicDeath on a remote island and delivered it to Berlin as is, there most likely would not have been a WorldWarII because of the Ark blowing it up.
* KarmicDeath
* LightIsNotGood: Much of his wardrobe is light-colored.
* LoveableRogue: Tries to present himself as this to Marion, and succeeds at first. This illusion is probably shattered for good later when a captured Marion gets shoved around by a soldier and Belloq coldly brushes by without a word.
* ManipulativeBastard: Gets into the heads of and manipulates the natives of South America, Marion, and even Indy himself.
* NecessarilyEvil: What Belloq sees working with the Nazis as. He honestly doesn't give a damn about the Third Reich, he only cares about the money and glory of finding the Ark.
* NiceHat: A white fedora.
* NotSoDifferent: Gives a standout example of such a speech to Indy in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
* {{Omniglot}}: Taking that summer course in Hovitos ''really'' came in handy down in Peru, 1936.
* TheQuisling: René is French; France and Germany have ''not'' been on the best of terms since [[strike: 1914]] 1870, mind.
* ShadowArchetype: Even refers to himself as a shadowy reflection of Indy.
* SmugSnake
* WickedCultured
* WorthyOpponent: "Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?"
** "Try the local sewer."
* YourHeadAsplode
* YouWouldntShootMe: Successfully pulls a variant of this on ''Indiana'' '''''freaking''''' ''Jones'', for god's sake.
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!!!Colonel Herman Dietrich
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* AffablyEvil
* BigBad: Of the first film, although Belloq is the main antagonist.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Does a very minor one when he seizes the smuggling ship. Captain Katanga tries to protect Marion by implying that he plans to sell her as a SexSlave, hoping that after the Nazis get their cargo back and find no trace of Indy they'll be satisfied. Instead a visibly disgusted Dietrich immediately grabs Marion and threatens to sink Katanga's ship.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a scar across his left cheek.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* KickTheDog: Takes an offered melon from an Egyptian merchant and tosses it at a random offscreen dog.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Actor Wolf Kahler has a serious jawline.
* OfficerAndAGentleman: To a point.
* SatelliteCharacter: [[MookLieutenant Major Gobler]], his ever-present second in command. Even the novelization emphasizes Gobler as "Dietrich's shadow" and little else.
* TheStoic: Indiana Jones hijacking the truck carrying the Ark and all the wild driving his Mercedes is put through as a result? It barely earns a raised eyebrow and a mild frown from him.
** NotSoStoic: Although Indy continually coming out of nowhere to ruin his mission eventually starts getting to him, both with the tossing a melon at a dog thing and when his men can't find Indy on the smuggler's ship. "''WHAT ABOUT JONES?!!''"
* WickedCultured: Listens to a record player and drinks bourbon from a cut crystal decanter outside his tent in Tanis.

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!!! Arnold Toht
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* AnnoyingLaugh
* BadassLongcoat: A black leather one.
** CoatCape: Wears it as such while digging for the Ark.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Toht is very fastidious.
* BadBoss: When Indy and one of his henchmen are fighting, he gives the order to "shoot zem both".
* ColdBloodedTorture: With a red hot poker.
* Cruel and Unusual Death: Not that Belloq and Dietrich have it any better, but Toht's death in front of the opened Ark is especially nasty.
* TheDragon: To Dietrich, specifically.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* TheHyena: Of the [[GigglingVillain giggly, effeminate variety]].
* LargeHam
* MeaningfulName: See the German word "tot" for more details.
** It's "death", just in case you're lazy.
* NiceHat
* PsychoForHire
* PsychoticSmirk
* ScarsAreForever: The headpiece to the staff of Ra happens to be super-heated when Toht grabs it, leaving an imprint of the map seared into his hand.
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: During the Ark Opening scene. Even Belloq screams in a somewhat more manly way.
* SoftSpokenSadist
* StabTheSalad: The famous coat hanger scene.
* TortureTechnician
* WeHaveReserves: At one point he instructs a {{mook}} to shoot both Indy and another mook who are in the middle of wrestling for possession of a gun. Backfires ''spectacularly'', since now Indy and said mook both want to shoot the same guy with the gun.
* WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk

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!!! Mola Ram
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* BadassBoast: "The British in India will be slaughtered. Then we will overrun the Muslims. Then the Hebrew God will fall. And then the Christian {{God}} will be cast down and forgotten. Soon, [[TakeOverTheWorld Kali-ma will RULE THE WORLD!!"]]
* BadBoss: Expends his men with the angst of spending ammunition, as shown by him casually dropping a mook down to his death to knock Indy into the mouths of the crocodiles.
* BaldOfEvil: He wears an animal skull for his rituals, but has not a hair on his head save for his eyebrows.
* BeatStillMyHeart: See the page picture. Possibly the most famous example of this trope.
* BigBad: Of the second film.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The shooting script and novelization had Mola Ram have the same confused and bewildered, snapping-out-of-brainwashing reaction as everyone else that was mind-controlled after handling the glowing stone. In those version he looks confused and terrified for a second, then falls to the crocodiles. The final film, however, does not have this.
* DisneyVillainDeath
* EvilLaugh
* FauxAffablyEvil: When Indy is captured by the cultists, Mola Ram is quite lighthearted, with big, creepy smiles and a mellow voice... his laugh is quite off-putting, as well.
* KnightOfCerebus: Mola Ram might just be the most evil character throughout the whole franchise.
* LargeHam: "Drop them, DOCTOR JONES! They will be found... YOU WON'T!"
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Amrish Puri, a professional wrestler, is said by Creator/HarrisonFord to be one of the ''sweetest and kindest'' men he has ever worked with.
* OrcusOnHisThrone
* ReligionIsMagic
* ReligionOfEvil
* WeHaveReserves: Pushing his own men to their deaths, hoping their falling bodies will knock Indy from the rope bridge.
* WouldHurtAChild: Child slaves are ideal for mining mountains for magic rocks. Small hands, y'see.

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!!! Walter Donovan
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* AffablyEvil: Played straight for a while, then subverted and goes into FauxAffablyEvil.
* BigBad: Of the third film.
* ChairReveal: "Didn't I warn you, Doctor Jones, not to trust'' anybody ''?"
* DeathByIrony: Ages to a corpse within seconds. Nothing a little Botox can't fix, right Donovan?
* ImmortalityImmorality
* ItsAllAboutMe: Donovan doesn't give a damn about ideology, whom he has to work with or whom he has to hurt as long as it gets him what he wants.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Shooting Henry to force Indy into clearing the path to the Grail of its traps]].
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: He is played by Julian Glover, after all.
* ManipulativeBastard: The way he kicks the dog definitely qualifies him.
* TheMole
* PiggybackingOnHitler: Selling out America to the Nazis for a grab at immortality.
* RapidAging: A punishment for choosing the wrong grail.
* SmugSnake: Never seems to realize just how hopelessly out of his depth he is until the end.
* TheSociopath
* TheStarscream: Eventually to the Nazis, as well.
* TreacherousAdvisor

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!!!Dr. Elsa Schneider

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* AmbitionIsEvil
* AntiVillain: Type I.
* TheBaroness
* BlondesAreEvil
* DamselInDistress: At least when she was "captured" in Brunwald and finally when she's reaching for the grail.
* DarkChick
* DeathByMaterialism
* {{Determinator}}
* DisneyVillainDeath
* EvilCostumeSwitch: By the end of the movie, she's wearing a Nazi-inspired riding outfit.
* FatalFlaw: Her obsession with the Grail.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Indiana vs. the grail. She chose the grail and death.
* GoldDigger
* HeelFaceTurn: However, her FatalFlaw still leads to her demise.
* HotLibrarian
* LoveInterestTraitor
* MsFanservice
* TheMole
* NotSoDifferent: From Indiana, in terms of motivation. He almost meets the same fate she does, but his father intervenes.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Hinted at a few times, yet ultimately subverted; Elsa detests the Nazis for destroying pieces of history and art, but her greed trumps any righteous indignation.
* SelfDisposingVillain
* TalkingInYourSleep: How Jones Sr found out she's working with the nazis.
* TakeMyHand: Elsa refuses this request by Indiana and pays with her life.
* TakeThatKiss: ''"This is how we say goodbye in Austria."''
* TemptingFate: She was warned about taking the grail past the temple's seal.
* TragicVillain: Due to her FatalFlaw. She doesn't want to be greedy, evil, or selfish...but the allure of the Grail is just too ''strong'' for her.
* VagueAge: Elsa's age isn't given, but presumably she is at least thirty while Alison Doody was only ''twenty-two'' when she was cast.

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!!! Colonel Ernst Vogel
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* AllThereInTheManual: His first name is given in the Marvel Comics adaptation.
* CombatPragmatist: Following on from below, Vogel has no problem using chains and shovels to beat up the good doctor. He also enjoys punching Indy in the face when our hero is strapped into a chair.
* DeadpanSnarker: "This is how we say goodbye... in Germany." *Face punch*
* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted. We see Vogel's body get thrown around like a ragdoll and crushed when his tank plummets over the side of a cliff.
* DragonInChief: Donovan may have had the money and knowledge, but it is Vogel who controlled the military might of the Nazi Grail-expedition.
* FailOSuckyname: The German word ''Vogel'', which means "bird," is often used as "idiot." Unfortunately for the colonel, the word ''ernst'' also means "seriously." ''Der Oberst Ernst Vogel ist ernst ein Vogel!''
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: When English boxer Pat Roach's obligatory PunchPunchPunchUhOh fight scene with Creator/HarrisonFord was cut by ExecutiveMeddling, Vogel stepped in to give our hero a vicious, brutal beating with shovels and chains atop a tank careening towards a canyon in ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade The Last Crusade]]''.


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!!! Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko
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* AffablyEvil: Out of all of Indy's foes, she treats him with the most respect and as an equal. She also showed genuine horror and sadness at the death of Dovchenko, implying that she saw the fellow colonel as a friend rather than just a tool.
** Could also be the [[AndIMustScream horrifying manner]] of his death, too.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassBookworm
* TheBaroness
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Said to her by Indy.
* BigBad: Of the fourth film.
* BrainyBrunette
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mentally, she's a little "out there" compared to most other ''Indiana Jones'' villains.
* ColonelBadass
* IKnowKarate: According to Cate Blanchett, Irina knows Shotokan-Ryu Karate to be exact. However, considering Irina's vocation as a Russian soldier, its more likely to be the Soviet Military art of Sambo.
* LadyOfWar
* LargeHam
* MsFanservice
* [[spoiler:MySkullRunnethOver: Her brain ignites after the aliens [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor tell her]] [[ExactWords everything]].]]
* RoyalRapier
* SoftSpokenSadist
* [[spoiler:TragicVillain: Her lust for knowledge lead to her destruction.]]

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!!! George "Mac" [=McHale=]

* DeathByMaterialism: His greed is what ultimately did him in.
* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption: For what it's worth, he regarded Indy as a friend to the very end, and let himself be dragged into oblivion so Indy wouldn't be dragged down with him.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: And a wink.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
--> '''Indy''': (exasperated) So, what are you, like a triple agent?!
--> '''Mac''': [[spoiler:No, I just lied about being a double.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When trying to justify his actions to Indy, of course for him, [[OnlyInItForTheMoney he's just a greedy little bastard.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: Technically he doesn't die, instead disappearing into "the space between spaces". It is possible he didn't die at all.
* RayWinstone

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!!!Colonel Antonin Dovchenko
* AndIMustScream: His death, described below.
* BreakTheHaughty: He can kick Indie's ass, but is incredibly annoyed when he has to have the entire Jones Family hostage, while they are arguing.
* ColonelBadass
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Having thousands of giants ants eat you from the inside out is never pleasant.]]
* TheDragon: Mild subversion as he actually holds ''equal rank'' to Irina Spalko, namely a Colonel.
* GiantMook
* HuskyRusskie
* IKnowKarate: Specifically, the Russian Military martial art of Sambo, which focuses on throws, grappling and painful joint-locks/breaks. Combined with his already impressive size and strength, Dovchenko's mastery of Sambo ''almost'' allowed him to ''kill'' Indy were it not for the timely presence of a tree branch...
* MightyGlacier: Though relying more on technique and skill rather than brute force alone.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh [[/folder]]