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* BaldOfEvil: Probably why he wears that hat.


* RedHerring: Steeped in shadow? Smoking cigar? We're told he's trustworthy? Yeah, this guy will betray us, right? Nope, he risks himself and his crew to protect Indie (why the hell would a black guy work for Nazis anyway?).

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* RedHerring: Steeped in shadow? Smoking cigar? We're told he's trustworthy? Yeah, this guy will betray us, right? Nope, he risks himself and his crew to protect Indie Indy (why the hell would a black guy work for Nazis anyway?).


* RedHerring: Steeped in shadow? Smoking cigar? We're told he's trustworthy? Yeah, this guy will betray us, right? Nope, he risks himself and his crew to protect Indie (why the hell would a black guy work for Nazis anyway?=.

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* RedHerring: Steeped in shadow? Smoking cigar? We're told he's trustworthy? Yeah, this guy will betray us, right? Nope, he risks himself and his crew to protect Indie (why the hell would a black guy work for Nazis anyway?=.anyway?).


* AnnoyingLaugh: Has a somewhat nasty Nazi laugh.


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: When Katanga gives Dietrich his offer, the colonel responds to it by calling Katanga, an African man, a savage. However, Katanga shrugs it off and remains calm. Fitting for a Nazi, Dietrich is anti-Semitic too, irritating Belloq when the colonel distastefully asks if a 'Jewish ritual' is necessary to open the Ark.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: When Katanga gives Dietrich his offer, the colonel responds to it by calling Katanga, an African man, a savage.savage (though it's not like Katanga wasn't asking for it with the false implication he was going to turn Marion into a SexSlave). However, Katanga shrugs it off and remains calm. Fitting for a Nazi, Dietrich is anti-Semitic too, irritating Belloq when the colonel distastefully asks if a 'Jewish ritual' is necessary to open the Ark.

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* RedHerring: Steeped in shadow? Smoking cigar? We're told he's trustworthy? Yeah, this guy will betray us, right? Nope, he risks himself and his crew to protect Indie (why the hell would a black guy work for Nazis anyway?=.

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* TooDumbToLive: Even a master swordman like him should have known that it was not a really good idea to challenge someone who very visibly got a gun in a swordfight.


* SatelliteCharacter: [[MookLieutenant Major Gobler]], his ever-present second in command. Even the novelization emphasizes Gobler as "Dietrich's shadow" and little else.


* BaitTheDog: He starts out as your typical BumblingSidekick character with no apparent ulterior motives. Then he steals the idol and leaves Indy to die, losing any possible sympathy in the process.



* SoLongSuckers: "Adios, Señor."

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* SoLongSuckers: "Adios, Señor."" It lasts about ten seconds.



* AffablyEvil: He's genuinely polite and friendly with Indy and Marion and even gets enraged when the Nazis try to kill the latter.

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* AffablyEvil: He's genuinely polite and friendly friendly, if a little smug, with Indy and Marion and even gets enraged when the Nazis try to kill the latter.


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* {{Sadist}}: One gets the impression that Toht thoroughly enjoys his line of work. Even after Marion freaks out upon seeing him with the poker and offers to tell him everything, he tries to use it on her just for kicks.


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* EliteMook: As far as the story goes, he's just another Nazi henchman, but he's the only one in the entire movie to give Indy a good fight.


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* FakeUltimateMook: All in all, he cuts an imposing figure with his unique black outfit and sword skills, and would likely have proven a fearsome enemy. Problem is, he's not bulletproof.

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* FailedASpotCheck: Somehow he didn't feel the wind from the propeller right behind him. Or even hear it turning for that matter...


* DumbMuscle: Of course for being a mechanic he must displays some sort of intelligence, but at the end he's so eager for a good fight that he doesn't even pay attention to his own safe. This causes him to die in a very horrible way.

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* DumbMuscle: Of course for being a mechanic he must displays some sort of intelligence, but at the end he's so eager for a good fight that he doesn't even pay attention to his own safe.safety. This causes him to die in a very horrible way.


->'''Played by:''' Pat Roach

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->'''Played by:''' Pat Roach
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* HateSink: The only notable villain in the film with no real redeeming qualities to his character. Toht basically exists to be despised by the audience.

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* KickTheDog: Ordering the Hovitos to kill an escaping Indy even after he gives Belloq the idol.


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* PyrrhicVillainy: Oh, he wins at the end, sure. He gets the ark and has Indy at his mercy. The only reason he ''loses'' is because God clearly was not into letting the Nazis use the ark to conquer the globe. (Making the entire endeavor pointless for them) Indy doesn't even have to lift a finger; Belloq's downfall was entirely his own fault.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Well, hes not ''wrong'' when he points out to Indy at the beginning that he trusted the wrong people.

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