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Original Characters (Allies)
Anna Mary Jones
Indiana Jones' saintly mother. She joined her husband and son on a tour of the world during Indy's childhood. Unfortunately she died of illness in her early thirties, just before Indy's adolescence.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Indy's opinion of her after her death. Until then, see Good Parents.
- Doomed by Canon: She was already deceased by the time of The Last Crusade's prologue, so she only appears in the "Kid Indy" episodes, which take place only a few years before her death.
- Good Parents: Was this to Indy. She expresses her affection much more openly than her husband, and it's clear Indy is much closer with her than he is with his father.
- Nice Girl: She was a very kind, sweet, and devoted wife and mother. It's no wonder why her death when Indy was still a young child made him such a miserable young man.
Helen Margaret Seymour
A British teacher who tutored Henry Jones Sr., and later tutored his young son when the Jones family toured the world.
- British Stuffiness: She's an older Englishwoman who's almost stereotypically proper and uptight.
- Cool Old Lady: Indy's opinion of her changes more positively after she decides to go climb up with him atop the Pyramid of Giza.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Although she at first seemed to be strict and humorless when she first met Indy, it doesn't take long for them to warm up to each other.
A Belgian man living in Mexico who volunteered for Pancho Villa's army during The Mexican Revolution, before deserting to go join the Belgian Army in Europe during World War I. He befriended Indy and the two were close buddies throughout the war.
- Acrofatic: Despite being an overweight soldier, it doesn't seem to slow him down in combat.
- Agony of the Feet: Loses two of his toes to jiggers in Africa.
- Big Fun: His general role to Indy, as he has a much more worldly and bon vivant sort of personality.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Close enough to be this, as he's about 30 years old by the time he meets a teenaged Indy.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: As progressively shown in Treasure of the Peacock's Eye. Justified to an extent that he has put his entire savings in Indy's scheme.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never discover what happened to Rémy. Or if he even found the diamond.
Professor Jacques Levi
A French professor at the University of Paris, and a friend of Henry Jones Sr.
Original Characters (Enemies)
Demetrios (AKA Claw)
A Greek demolitions expert working at an Egyptian archaeological dig in 1908, who encountered Indy after he had murdered Rasheed Sallam and stole a valuable diamond from a tomb. Indy later ran into Demetrios again in 1916, by which point Demetrios had become an arms dealer in Mexico known as the "Claw", complete with a prosthetic claw replacing a missing hand.
- Arms Dealer: He has been selling bombs to factions in The Mexican Revolution.
- Demolitions Expert: Explosives are his specialty and trade.
- Greed: He's willing to kill an innocent man over a diamond.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: In his first appearance, he manages to escape Egypt via boat before Lawrence can catch up to him. However he doesn't survive his next encounter with Indy several years later in Mexico.
- Killed Off for Real: He gets caught in a massive explosion that destroys his house. As apparent proof of this, his claw lands right next to Indy.
- Noodle Incident: How he lost his hand and got it replaced with a claw will forever be a mystery.
General Mattias Targo
A rogue Romanian general operating out of Transylvania, who has become an independent warlord acting on his own aspirations for conquering the region. He has been attacking Austrian prisoner-of-war camps to kill or capture every man he can find, conscripting the survivors into his own forces.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: As befitting a guy based on Dracula, he's a very villainous undead nobleman who lives in a haunted castle, and is completely ruthless towards all of his enemies.
- Big Bad: He's the main villain of the episode Masks of Evil.
- Expy: He's based on both the fictional vampire Dracula and the real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, and it's implied that he may even be the exact same entity as one or both of them (at least if it's not just a suspicious coincidence).
- Faux Affably Evil: A true monster in every sense of the word, despite his superficial manners.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He enjoys inflicting this fate on his enemies, and leaves their impaled corpses dotted around his castle. Given that it's implied he's the reincarnation of Vlad the Impaler, this is to be expected. This also happens to him at the end when Indy and Maria drive a stake through his heart.
- Knight of Cerebus: While Indy has fought many enemies as a soldier and spy during WWI, Mattias Targo is the only one who was unambiguously evil, cruel, sadistic, and motivated by a desire for power; rather than just simply being a soldier who was following orders for his country.
- Monster Progenitor: He has been turning soldiers (from both sides of the war) he captured from raids on POW Camps into his personal army of undead minions. After he is killed, his soldiers also die with him.
- No-Sell: He shrugs off a knife in the back, several punches from Indy, and being thrown off the battlements of his own castle. It takes a Wooden Stake through the heart to kill him for good.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He consumes human blood, can turn other people into similar inhuman beings like himself, and is so unnaturally resilient that he needs to be staked down and buried at a crossroads in order to eliminate him.
- Vampire Monarch: He's strongly implied to be one of these.
Historical Characters (Allies)
A British archaeologist turned soldier who fought in the Middle East during World War I. He befriended Indy before WWI, and they meet again both during and after the war.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: The world's most famous real-life example.
- Badass Bookworm: He was both a scholar and a warrior, who was quite familiar with the culture, history, and people of Arabia.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Lawrence was already in his twenties when he met Indy as a child.
- The Mentor: Implied by George Lucas to be the person who inspired Indiana Jones to become the hero we know him to be.
An Austrian neurologist who pioneered psychoanalysis, and was an early influence on modern psychology. He once met the Jones family when they visited Vienna in 1908.
- All Psychology Is Freudian: Well, his opinions about the study of the human mind were quite popular when he was alive.
An American jazz musician who befriended Indy at a restaurant in Chicago in 1920.
Historical Characters (Enemies)
Margaretha Zelle (AKA Mata Hari)
A Dutch courtesan and spy for Germany during World War I, who seduces Indy while he's staying in Paris (though not without ulterior motives of course).
- But Not Too Foreign: Even though she was Dutch, the real-life version could very well pass off as an Indonesian. Her TV show self on the other hand looks very European.
- Femme Fatale Spy: The world's most famous real-life example.
- Honey Trap: She specializes in this, with a young and gullible Indy falling victim to her tricks.
- Mrs. Robinson: Indiana Jones lost his virginity with her in his late teens.