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Original Characters (Allies)

    Anna Jones 

Anna Mary Jones

Played by: Ruth de Sosa

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 Seymour 

Helen Margaret Seymour

Played by: Margaret Tyzack

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.

    Rémy Baudouin 

Rémy Baudouin

Played by: Ronny Coutteure

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.

    Jacques Levi 

Professor Jacques Levi

Played by: Ian McDiarmid

A French professor at the University of Paris, and a friend of Henry Jones Sr.


Original Characters (Enemies)


Demetrios (AKA Claw)

Played by: Vic Tablian

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.

    Mattias Targo 

General Mattias Targo

Played by: Bob Peck

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.


Historical Characters (Allies)

    T.E. Lawrence 

Thomas Edward "T.E." Lawrence (AKA Lawrence of Arabia)

Played by: Joseph Bennett | Douglas Henshall

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.

    Sigmund Freud 

Sigmund Freud

Played by: Max von Sydow

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.

    Sidney Bechet 

Sidney Bechet

Played by: Jeffrey Wright

An American jazz musician who befriended Indy at a restaurant in Chicago in 1920.

Historical Characters (Enemies)

    Mata Hari 

Margaretha Zelle (AKA Mata Hari)

Played by: Domiziana Giordano

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.


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