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Here we have the daring heroes and blackhearted villains of the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' saga of {{film}}s, directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg and produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas.
* ''Characters/RaidersOfTheLostArk''
* ''[[Characters/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Doom]]''
* ''[[Characters/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Last Crusade]]''
* ''[[Characters/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]''
* ''Characters/YoungIndianaJones''
* ''[[Characters/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis Fate of Atlantis]]''

!Titular Protagonist
[[folder:Indiana Jones]]
!!Indiana Jones (AKA [[IHaveManyNames Colonel Professor Doctor]] Henry Walton Jones Junior. AKA [[Series/YoungIndianaJones Corporal Henri Defense of the Belgian Army]].)
[[caption-width-right:300:Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?]]

->'''Played by (films):''' Creator/HarrisonFord (ages 3658) | Creator/RiverPhoenix ([[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade age 13]])
->'''Played by ([[Series/YoungIndianaJones TV]]):''' Corey Carrier (ages 810) | Sean Patrick Flanery (ages 1621) | George Hall (age 93)
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ClaudeGiraud (French, ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''), Francis Lax (French, ''Temple of Doom''), Creator/RichardDarbois (French, ''Last Crusade'', ''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'')
->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' | ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Doom]]'' | ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Last Crusade]]'' | ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' | ''Series/YoungIndianaJones''

--> ''"It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."''
* 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. Although some of the female students were there for [[HotTeacher something else...]]
* AcePilot: "Fly, yes. Land, no." Interestingly, in ''Temple of Doom'' (which is a prequel set in 1935), he says he doesn't know how to fly a plane. However, 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. In the Young Indy TV series he indeed does learn some basic flight skills, but never how to land.
* ActionDuo: With Short Round, his father, or [[CompositeCharacter Mutt]].
* ActionSurvivor: [[BadassBookworm Indy]] may have styled himself as an ActionHero, but in practice he's not much more than a slightly-greedy college professor who doesn't know when to quit.
* AdventureDuo: With [[ActionGirl Marion]].
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Duh. The TropeCodifier ever since 1981.
* AgentScully: To a point. In ''Crystal Skull'', Indy is a big skeptic about the existence of alien races, and in ''Raiders'', considers TheArkOfTheCovenant 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 ''Raiders'' he's also prone to fooling around with some of his college students.
* 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.
* BadassBaritone: The voice helps him be imposing.
* BadassBookworm: Can grade your university thesis AND kick your ass.
* BadassNormal: No superpowers. Just a large number of ImprobableAimingSkills (you know - the gun, the whip etc. etc.) and being MadeOfIron (given how much he has to suffer).
* 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.
** With Willie as well at first.
* 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. And don't call him "Junior"!
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He actually is a talented archaeologist, but he also forgets to mark work on a regular basis.
* BootsOfToughness: Indiana as an AdventurerArchaeologist wears boots, tough enough for stomping killer ants. His teacher persona does ''not'' wear them, opting for everyday shoes, not that he'd need them since when he's teaching, nothing "adventurey" happens.
* ButtMonkey: [[WordOfGod Spielberg intended for him to be this]]. Indeed, he gets punched by a lot of people, suffers other AmusingInjuries, and is often the butt of the jokes (like at the ending of Crusade regarding his name).
* CaptainCrash: "Fly, yes! '''Land''', no!!"
* ChickMagnet: Wherever Indy goes there are always girls who want him, even his own classroom.
* ColonelBadass: By the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* CombatPragmatist: Get challenged by a man wielding a large sword? Simply pull out your gun and shoot him. This is a trait he keeps throughout the four films.
* 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: Like [[StarWars Han Solo]], Harrison Ford again plays a guy who snarks at the weird things he encounters.
* {{Determinator}}: His true strength. Indy isn't [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Charles Atlas Superpowered]] like Doc Savage, or a GadgeteerGenius like [=MacGyver=], or a government trained agent who's world class at everything from seduction to assassination to proper etiquette like James Bond. What he ''is'' is the kind of person who, if you shoot him, punch the open wound multiple times, and then smash him through the windshield of a speeding truck... will slide under the truck, let himself be dragged until he comes out the other end, climb back on, and punch you right back.
* 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.
** Indy himself is one, having walked out on Marion before learning that she was pregnant with [[spoiler: Henry Jones III aka "Mutt"]].
* DisneyDeath: Similar to Basil from ''Disney/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.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: University professor Indy is being openly lusted over by all his female students, and then one of the males leaves an apple on his desk.
* FedoraOfAsskicking: 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. Indy is himself, in many ways, an overgrown child living out his boyhood fantasy.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: With the exception of snakes, many animals don't bother Indy. He even took his name from the family dog.
** Also applies to Harrison Ford; in the trilogy box set's special features, he's seen holding all sorts of animals - including rats, bugs, and snakes!
* GoodIsNotNice: Has a moral compass, but no restrictions on the use of brute force. Or asking the help of shady people.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a noticeable scar on his chin. ''The Last Crusade'' reveals that he got it when he was a kid, using a whip to scare off a lion during the circus train chase.
* 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.
** In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', Indiana could have escaped with his fortune and glory, instead got captured to save a helpless little boy from being whipped to death. Not the smartest of moves, yes; but any illusions of him being a heartless and cynical mercenary disappears at this point, and we cheer for him all the way as he saves all of the children and defeats the evil of Kali-Ma.
* HotBlooded: Best shown by how he counteracts discussions by shouting.
* HotTeacher: The fact his classes have mostly women shows the college finds him that.
* 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. He and his friends frequently lampshade how he does everything on the fly.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's cynical and at times a bit angry, but he often means well.
* 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.
* {{Keet}}: Started out as one of these. He got [[{{Pun}} bitter]].
* 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 Belgian Army in World War I, and the French word "Defense' just happened to be on a plate resting on the desk.
* LoveableRogue: Like Creator/HarrisonFord can play.
* MadeOfIron: Unlike the Eighties ActionHero that followed, Indy's not invincible, and everyone punches him (Ben Burtt noted how the series required him to do a vast library of beating sound effects). The stunts he's forced to do (sliding below a moving truck, falling from a plane in a lifeboat, jumping from a tank that's falling off a cliff, using a refrigerator as a bomb shelter) also proves his toughness.
* TheMentor: To Mutt.
* 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.
* MrFanservice: In ''The Temple of Doom'' in particular he has a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* 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.
** IndyHatRoll: TropeNamer, as he can leave much behind, but the hat stays!
* {{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: Is able to hold his own against large crowds (be it Nazis, Indians, or Russians).
* 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''': The ''dog''? You are named after a dog?! ''(laughs)''
-->'''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!!"''
** And of course, to Mutt. When he thinks that [[spoiler: 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."
* SaveTheVillain: In ''The Last Crusade'' [[spoiler: he did try desperately to save Elsa from falling into the crumbling abyss, but her]] lust for the grail prevented him.
* SpecialPersonNormalName: "Henry Jones, Jr." is not a particularly extraordinary-sounding name. No wonder he prefers "Indiana".
* WeaponOfChoice: [[WhipItGood Whips]], [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]], and [[GoodOldFisticuffs fi]][[TwoFistedTales sts]].
* WellDoneSonGuy: ''The Last Crusade'' shows he resents his father's absence.
* WhipItGood: Always carries a whip. And the first time he tried to use it, the result was the famous scar on Harrison Ford's chin...
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: TropeNamer, in that getting to the Ark meant going into a room loaded with them.

!Recurring Allies
[[folder:Marion Ravenwood]]
!!Marion Ravenwood-[[spoiler:Jones]]

->'''Played by:''' Karen Allen
->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' | ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]''

--> ''"Well, Jones, at least you haven't forgotten how to show a lady a good time!"''
* ActionGirl: Actually ''helps'' in Indy's battles, quite unlike the DamselInDistress staple to "normal" pulp adventures. She knows pretty well how to use weapons and to fight.
* AdventureDuo: 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.
* TheBusCameBack: Marion is neither featured or mentioned in any films prior to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. [[spoiler:Probably because she was too busy raising her and Indy's son.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments of snark, mostly directed at Indy's unusual mannerisms.
* 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]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: She gets two, the first in Raiders when she out drinks a guy twice her size in a shot for shot contest. The second is in Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. As soon as she's introduced we don't see her throughout most of the movie and even Mutt was a little vague about her full name. Upon re-introducing her we still don't see her, but we can hear her [[DefiantCaptive defiance]] prior to meeting Indy again the first time in years. Of course unlike Raiders, [[DullSurprise she's not surprised]] Indy showed up this time.
--> '''Marion:''' Get your hands off me you rotten Russkie son of a bitch!!!
--> '''Indy:''' Marion!?
--> '''Marion:''' Well, it's about time you showed up, Jones.
* 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.
%%* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe
* TheLadette: Drinks a lot, punches people, and fits perfectly with the boys.
* MsFanservice: In ''The Raiders'' especially in her white dress and bare feet. Even in ''The Crystal Skull'' she hasn't lost her beauty.
* [[SirSwearsALot Ms. Swears-a-Lot]]: There isn't a lot of swearing in the series, but an awful lot of it comes out of her mouth.
* SlapSlapKiss: More like "kiss-slap-slap-kiss" since she and Indy were an item long before she was angry enough to slug him.
* 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: Marion often has a somewhat cynical outlook, but when she smiles it's downright heartwarming.

[[folder:Henry Jones Sr.]]
!!Professor Henry Walton Jones Senior
->'''Played by (film):''' Creator/SeanConnery (old) | Alex Hyde-White (young)
->'''Played by ([[Series/YoungIndianaJones TV]]):''' Lloyd Owen
->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Last Crusade]]'' | ''Series/YoungIndianaJones''

--> ''"This is intolerable!"''
* ActionDuo: With his son.
* ActionSurvivor: Starts out as one.
* BadassBeard / BaldOfAwesome: As required by old age Sean Connery.
* BadassBookworm: Like father, like son.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Always dressed in his three-piece.
* BerserkButton: Committing blasphemy in his presence will get you slapped.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's at least a nominal Christian who doesn't approve of some of Indy's methods, like ''killing''. Or blaspheming, for that matter. Then he makes a Nazi plane crash and blows up an entire truck full of Nazi soldiers simply justifying that "It's war!"
* 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''.
-->'''Indy:''' Happens to ''me'' all the time!
* CatchPhrase: "This is intolerable!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Runs strong in the Jones family.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** In the present, he smashes a vase over his son's head, and is immediately more concerned about the vase.
** In the prologue, 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: To Indy in ''Crusade'', acting as a foil to his son and assisting him in his adventure.
* TheLoad: Do ''not'' let Henry Sr. near anything that fires bullets. Subverted later on, regardless of what Indy may think.
* NerdActionHero: Unlike his son, Henry Sr. is a more traditional archaeologist, and also considerably older. He's still capable of some brilliant feats.
* NiceHat: His bucket hat. Yes, it's really called that.
* PapaWolf: He was a DisappearedDad, but once reunited with Junior does everything possible to save Indy.
* ParasolOfPain: As the German fighter pilot above found out the hard way...
* ParentalNeglect: One of the main complains of his son about his childhood. His EstablishingCharacterMoment has him punishing a young Indy for disturbing his studies by making "Junior" recite the Greek alphabet...''backwards''...while totaling ignoring that several mooks and the police have just chased his son all the way home.
* ThePenIsMightier: Ironically, the man is deadlier with a fountain pen!
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Only in his case, it's rats. He hates them with the same intensity Indy hates snakes. His enthusiasm at learning Indy discovered one of the clues to the grail evaporates when Indy mentions what the catacomb was filled with.

[[folder:Sallah el-Kahir]]
!!Sallah Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir

->'''Played by:''' Creator/JohnRhysDavies
->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' | ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Last Crusade]]''

--> ''"I'm so pleased you're not dead!"''
* BadassBeard: He does have a fantastic beard.
* TheBigGuy: Does the heavy stuff for Indy.
* 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."''
* FamilyMan: He's married and has quite a few kids.
* GentleGiant: A nice fellow - though one who can survive well in a fight.
%%* HappilyMarried
* TheGlomp: Sallah's speciality in ''Raiders''.
* LargeHam: When John Rhys-Davies is involved, there is no other path.
* NiceGuy: A genuinely friendly and loyal person that saves Indy's hide a few times.

[[folder:Marcus Brody]]
!!Professor Marcus Brody, Dean of Marshall University's Department of Archaeology.

->'''Played by:''' Denholm Elliott
->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' | ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Last Crusade]]''

--> ''"You know Marcus, he got lost once in his own museum."''
-->--'''Indiana Jones'''

* 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.
* ActorExistenceFailure: Denholm Elliott's death was written into the fourth film.
* {{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. Somewhat justified in that, as Indy points out, he is way out of his element.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: See AbsentMindedProfessor.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: It was implied in Raiders that Brody used to be an AdventurerArchaeologist himself. Lamenting that had he been younger, he'd be going after the Ark himself. His bumbling in Last Crusade, however, makes this seem rather unlikely.
* LargeHam: Not so much in the way he speaks, but in the third movie, his facial expressions are hilariously over the top. But it was Denholm Elliott, so that's to be expected.
* TheLoad: Not all of the time, but often.
* NiceGuy: A very friendly guy who was something of a father figure to Indy as a child.
* 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.