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|“||It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage.||„|
|~ Indiana Jones|
|“||Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?!||„|
|~ Indiana Jones' most famous quote.|
Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (b. July 1, 1899) is the titular protagonist of the film series of the same name. He is a mix of archaeologist and adventurer who seeks out rare and exotic finds from across the world while also battling to keep such artifacts from falling into the hands of an assortment of many villains who would use them for nefarious goals. He is most famous for his fedora and bullwhip, and going on numerous adventures with his friends.
He is portrayed by Harrison Ford, who also portrayed Han Solo in the Star Wars series, Rick Deckard in Blade Runner and Blade Runner: 2049, President James Marshall in Air Force One, Rooster in The Secret Life of Pets 2, and John Thornton in the 2020 adaptation of The Call of the Wild. The late River Phoenix played the character young in The Last Crusade, as Neil Boulane, Boutalat, Corey Carrier, Sean Patrick Flanery, and the late George Hall played the character in the tv series.
In video games, Doug Lee voiced him Fate of Atlantis and Infernal Machine, David Esch in Emperor's Tomb, and John Armstrong in Staff of Kings.
- 1 Personality
- 2 Abilities
- 3 Biography
- 4 Reception
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Navigation
Indiana Jones is very knowledgeable in ancient history and brave in the face of danger as he is an expert professor of archaeology and also a clever adventurer. He looks for rare priceless artefacts, even ones that are suspected to have magical properties and his search for mystical artifacts often gets him into trouble and in a race against those who seek to claim certain treasures for their own gain or diabolical schemes. When Indy is not out searching the world for treasure, he sometimes works as a part-time university professor at Marshall College.
It is revealed that Indy has ophidiophobia, meaning he has a fear of snakes since they the one thing that he is afraid of. When he was about thirteen years old, snakes did not really bother him, but after falling into a create full of them aboard a Circus train while trying to escape with the Cross of Coronado, he quickly from that day on became afraid of snakes. Despite being ophidiophobic, he has from time to time been forced to overcome his fears, especially when he went into the Well of Souls to retrieve the Ark of the Covenant, which was covered with numerous snakes. Whenever in physical combat, Indy is also a capable fighter, but not when up against men who are twice as strong as him.
Henry Walton Jones, Jr. was born on July 1, 1899 in Princeton, New Jersey to professor Henry Jones, Sr. and his wife, Anna. Henry also had a sister named Susie, but she died at an early age, and according to his mother, was "not very strong".
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
|“||I'm making this up as I go.||„|
|~ Indiana Jones.|
In this first adventure, Indy began a search for a few Golden Idols belonging to a tribe in Peru. Soon after a few started to appear at an antiquity market, the evidence pointed to a fellow archaeologist at Princeton University - Dr. Forrestal who had gone missing while looking for the idols six years earlier. recently Indy acquired part of a map that detailed the route to the temple. Indy traveled to Peru and got in touch with several of his contacts in Peru. The other part of the map was in the hands of Satipo and Barranca, Indy knew not to trust them but they were only two who knew the area well enough. Indy knew he couldn't trust but had to make a deal with them as he needed the other piece of the map.
As they got closer to the temple Barranca made an attempt to kill Indy. Jones heard the pistol cock and disarmed him by whipping the revolver out his hands. Barranca fled and Indy was now stuck Satipo who was just as untrustworthy. They entered the temple and realized The builders designed the temple so that anyone who entered would never leave. As they went in they found the entrance riddled with tarantulas and they discovered how Forrestal met his end, he was impaled by spikes in the wall.
After navigating through the rest of the traps Indy arrived into the Idol room and knowing that the disk upon which the Idol laid was pressure sensitive so once Indy took the idol he had to place something on the pedestal that was exactly equal the weight. Indy placed a bag of sand on the pedestal and right after the pedestal sank to the ground and the temple started to fall apart. Indy ran and avoided poison darts as he was trying to escape the temple.
Reaching a small chasm he handed stipo the whip to swing over and in return Satipo asked for the idol and then he would give Indy the whip. Indy threw the idol but satipo left the whip on the ground and Indy had to jump across instead, he barely made it, grabbed his whip, and made under the stone door that was coming down.
Once he got out he found Satipo dead, impaled on the very same traps that killed Dr. Forrestal years earlier along withe the idol on his hands. Seconds after a huge boulder came down and Indy was forced to attempt to outrun it, which he did and when he made it outside he ran into none other than Rene Belloq himself, Indy's rival who always managed to catch up to Indy and steal his treasure on his adventures. Indy attempted to draw but the native Hovito warriors drew their bows and spears, Indy handed his pistol and Idol over to belloq. He turned and showed the idol to the warriors and they got down on their knees, seeing an opportunity to escape Jones ran. The Hovitos followed but Indy amde to the seaplane of his friend Jock Lindsey and escaped.
Returning to Marshall College for a lecture, Indy informed Marucs Brody that he almost had the Idol but Belloq got it. Brody informed him that two men, a Mr. Eaton and a Mr. Musgrove from Army Intelligence were asking for him and were waiting for him. As soon as class ended Indy and Marcus approached the two men. They informed them that recently the US Military had intercepted cables from sent from Cairo to Berlin.
The message stated that there was a dig going on at Tanis and that they were looking for a Headpiece to the Staff of Ra. The message also mentioned an Abner Ravenwood, Indy's old mentor. Eaton and Musgrove asked Indy if he could make sense of the message. Indy explained that Professor ravenwood was an expert on the legend of The Lost Ark of the Covenant, he explained that the Ark was a golden chest that Moses used to carry the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai. he explained that the headpiece had to be placed on a staff in a certain spot in a map room at Tanis and that it would pinpoint the exact location of The Well of Souls where the ark rested.
Eaton and Musgrove explained that he had been placed on assignment by the secret service to locate and retrieve the ark before Hitler and Germany did. By using Professor Ravenwood's journal Indy found that in one of the last entries Abner speculated that Nepal contained clues to The Ark. Indy traveled to Nepal and met up with a friend, Lin-su who informed that Ravenwood was last seen in a region around Patan. He loaned Jones his car and Indy arrived at a tavern Abner bought years earlier. Expecting to find Abner he went in and found Marion, his daughter and Indy's old flame. Marion appeared to be both pleased and disturbed by his return. Indy asked for Abner but Marion explained her father had been dead for years.
Indy apologized and asked her about artifact he believed Abner had in his possession. He paid her 5000 dollars, enough for her to move back to the US to give him the medallion. Marion told him to come back the next day for it and she would have it for him then. shortly after he left another man came in, this time with a few others. His name was Toht, a gestapo agent who was also interested in the medallion. He offered to pay more than Dr. Jones but she told that she didn't have it anymore, he didn't believe it and tired to torture the information out of her.
Indy came back in and whipped the fireplace poker out of his hand, causing it to fall next to a curtain and starting a fire. Indy and Marion killed the Thugs but Toht escaped with the marks of the medallion burnt onto his hand because he tried to grab it out a fire. Because he burnt down her tavern she forced him to take her along on his journey and gave him the medallion.
The two traveled to Cairo and from there met up with Sallah, an Egyptian excavator and a close friend of Indy's. There he informed that the Nazis had already begun their excavation of Tanis but that they do not know that Indy and Marion are in the country. While they were on the streets they were ambushed, Marion was captured, and Indy had to pursue her kidnappers throughout the city. He saw the Nazis place a basket in a truck, he fired at the truck not knowing that it was full of explosives.
The truck blows up and Indy is in despair over her death and wanders to a local bar. There he is confronted by his old rival, Belloq and attempts to draw his gun and shoot Belloq but all the men in the bar are armed and at the last minute sallah's children came to rescue him. He is quickly hurried out of the bar and the rest of the men laughed at him because he was a grown man being rescued by children.
He later went with Sallah to the local Imam to translate the inscriptions on the medallion. They realized that the Nazis only had one side of the headpiece and realized that they lacked the back side which detailed the height of the staff. The Nazis only had the front side and therefore did not know that the back side that the staff needed to be one kadam shorter than what the front side said.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
|“||Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.||„|
|~ Indiana Jones to Short Round.|
In 1935, Indiana Jones survives a murder attempt by Lao Che, a crime boss in Shanghai who has hired him to retrieve the remains of Emperor Nurhaci. With his young Chinese sidekick Short Round and the nightclub singer Willie Scott in tow, Indy flees Shanghai on a cargo aircraft. While the three of them are asleep, the pilots (in the pay of Lao Che) dump the fuel and parachute out, leaving the plane to crash over the Himalayas. The three narrowly manage to escape by jumping out of the plane on an inflatable raft.
They ride down the mountain slopes and fall into a raging river, eventually arriving at the village of Mayapore in northern India. The villagers beg them for help and ask them to retrieve the sacred stone (shivalinga) stolen from their shrine, as well as their missing children, from evil forces in the nearby Pankot Palace. Indy agrees to do so, hypothesizing that the stone is one of the five Sankara stones given by the gods to help humanity fight evil.
The trio receive a warm welcome from the officials at Pankot Palace and are allowed to stay for the night as guests, attending a lavish but revolting banquet hosted by the young Maharaja. The officials rebuff Indy's theory that the Thuggee cult is responsible for their troubles. Later that night, Indy is attacked by an assassin. After Indy kills him, he discovers a series of tunnels hidden behind a statue and sets out to explore them, overcoming a number of booby-traps.
The trio reach an underground temple where the Thuggees worship Kali with human sacrifice. They discover that the Thuggees now possess three of the Sankara stones and have enslaved the children to search for the last two, hidden in the palace catacombs. As Indy tries to retrieve the stones, he, Willie, and Shorty are captured. Thuggee high priest Mola Ram forces Indy to drink a potion that puts him into a trance-like state in which he mindlessly serves the cult. Willie is prepared for sacrifice, while Shorty is put to work in the mines. Shorty escapes and returns to the temple, where he frees first Indy and later the Maharaja from the effects of the potion. Indy saves Willie and retrieves the stones. After freeing the children, Indy fights a hulking overseer and leaves him to be killed by a rock crusher.
The trio escape from the temple, pursued by Thuggees, and barely escape Mola Ram's attempt to flood them out. They are again ambushed by Mola Ram and his henchmen on a rope bridge above a crocodile-infested river. Indy cuts the bridge, resulting in Mola Ram’s men who had cornered Indy on the bridge to fall into the river where they are eaten by the crocodiles, leaving the survivors to hang on for their lives. As Mola Ram and Indy struggle, Indy invokes the name of Shiva, causing the stones to glow red-hot and burn through Indy's satchel. Two of them fall out; Mola Ram tries to catch the third, but burns his hand and falls from the bridge and into the river, where he too is eaten by the crocodiles. Indy catches the stone safely and climbs up just as a company of British Indian Army riflemen, sent by the Maharaja, arrive and open fire against the Thuggees to drive them away; the surviving Thuggees are soon cornered and arrested by more soldiers. Indy, Willie, and Shorty return safely to Mayapore with the stone and the missing children.
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
|“||Nazis. I hate these guys.||„|
|~ Indiana Jones.|
In 1912, 13-year-old Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is horseback riding with his Boy Scout troop at Arches National Park in Utah. While scouting caves, Jones discovers a group of grave robbers who have found a golden crucifix belonging to Francisco Vázquez de Coronado and steals it from them, hoping to donate it to a museum. The men give chase through a passing circus train, leaving Jones with a bloody cut across his chin from a bullwhip and a new phobia of snakes. Jones escapes but the local sheriff makes him return the cross to the robbers, who immediately turn it over to a mysterious benefactor wearing a Panama hat. Impressed with the boy's bravery, the leader of the robbers gives Jones his hat.
In 1938, Indiana Jones fights "Panama Hat" and his henchmen on a ship off the coast of Portugal. Escaping overboard just before the ship explodes, he recovers the cross and donates it to Marcus Brody's museum. Later, Jones learns from Walter Donovan that his father, Henry Jones, Sr., was searching for the Holy Grail using an incomplete inscription from a stone tablet as a guide and has since vanished. Jones receives Henry's Grail diary via mail from Venice and heads there with Marcus, where they meet Henry's Austrian colleague Dr. Elsa Schneider.
Beneath the library where Henry was last seen, Jones and Elsa discover a set of half-flooded catacombs that house the tomb of a First Crusade knight that contains a complete version of the inscription that Henry had used, revealing the location of the Grail. They flee when the petroleum-saturated waters of the catacombs are set on fire by the Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword, a secret society whose mission is to protect the Grail. Jones and Elsa capture Brotherhood member Kazim. When Jones explains that his only goal is to find his father, not the Grail, Kazim tells them Henry's location. Looking through the diary, Marcus finds a map drawn by Henry of the route to the Grail, which begins in the ancient city of Alexandretta. Jones removes the map from the diary, gives it to Marcus for safekeeping, and sends him to İskenderun, the city built on the ruins of Alexandretta, to rendezvous with their old friend Sallah. Elsa begins a relationship with Jones before they depart to find Henry.
Jones and Elsa head to a Nazi-controlled castle in Austria where Henry is being held. Jones finds Henry and frees him only to be quickly captured by SS Colonel Ernst Vogel. He learns that both Elsa and Donovan are Nazis who are using the Joneses to find the Grail for them. Elsa kisses Jones goodbye as she departs with Donovan and Vogel. Marcus is captured in Hatay State while meeting with Sallah. After their escape from the castle, Henry tells Jones that the Grail is guarded by three booby traps and his diary contains clues needed to pass them safely. Disguised as a German Army colonel, Jones recovers the diary from Elsa at a Nazi book burning rally in Berlin and comes face to face with Adolf Hitler, who autographs the book without recognizing it or him. Indy and Henry board a Zeppelin to leave Germany, but are discovered and forced to escape in its parasite biplane. A dogfight with Luftwaffe fighters ensues; although Jones and Henry are forced to crash-land, they survive and successfully bring down their pursuers.
In Hatay, Sallah tells them of Marcus's abduction. The Nazis have been equipped by the Sultan of Hatay and are already moving toward the Grail's location, using the map possessed by Marcus. Jones, Henry, and Sallah find the Nazi expedition, which is ambushed by the Brotherhood. During the battle, Henry is captured by Vogel while attempting to rescue Marcus; Kazim and his comrades are killed. Jones pursues the tank on horseback and, with the aid of Sallah, saves Henry and Marcus. He is caught up in a fight with Vogel, but escapes just before the tank goes over a cliff, sending Vogel to his death.
Jones, Henry, Marcus, and Sallah catch up with the surviving Nazis, led by Donovan and Elsa, who have found the temple in The Canyon of the Crescent Moon where the Holy Grail is kept but are unable to get past the first trap. Donovan shoots and mortally wounds Henry to force Jones to risk his life in the traps to find the Grail and use its healing power to save his father. Using the information in the diary and followed by Donovan and Elsa, Jones safely overcomes the traps (which include fast-moving saw blades, a word puzzle, and a hidden bridge over a bottomless pit) and reaches the Grail's chamber, which is guarded by a knight. The man has been kept alive for 700 years by the power of the Grail, which is hidden among dozens of false grails. The true Grail grants eternal life, while the false ones will kill any user. Elsa intentionally selects a wrong cup for Donovan, causing him to rapidly age and crumble to dust after drinking from it. Jones drinks from a simple clay cup that proves to be the true Grail, but the knight warns that it cannot be taken out of the temple and that its guardian must stay within in order to remain immortal.
Jones fills the Grail with holy water and brings it to Henry, healing him instantly. Elsa disregards the knight's warning and tries to take the Grail with her, causing the temple to collapse around them when she crosses the Great Seal set in the floor at the entrance. When the Grail falls into a chasm in the floor, Elsa plummets to her death trying to recover it. Jones nearly suffers the same fate before Henry convinces him to leave it. The Grail Knight bids them farewell as they escape. After leaving the temple, the Joneses, Marcus, and Sallah ride off into the sunset.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
|“||Why don't you stick around, Junior?||„|
|~ Indiana, to his son Mutt.|
In 1951 Indy's father, Henry Jones Sr. died, something that would cause Indy much grief over the next ten years.The following year one Indy's closest friends, Marcus Brody died. During sometime between 1952 and 1957 Indy left Barnett College and returned to teaching at Marshall College in Bedford, Connecticut. it was then that he met Charles Bradforth, the current dean of Students and Marcus Brody's successor. In 1957 while digging in the Yucatan Peninsula along with George "Mac" McHale they were captured by Soviet troops and brought to Hangar 51 in the Nevada test site, Nevada, USA.
They were pulled out from the back of a car and were confronted by the leader of the troops, Colonel Dr. Irina Spalko of Ukraine. They were brought in to the Hangar and Indy was ordered to find an object from a crash ten years earlier, the event she was referring to was the purported UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
Indy refused they were going to shoot Mac. Indy knew the contents of the container she was looking for were highly magnetic so he ordered a soldier to empty his gun. The soldier laughed and told his comrades in Russian what Indy said. he told Spalko and she ordered them to empty their guns. He threw the gunpowder in the air and it showed them the location of the remains. the soldiers opened the container and attempted to execute Jones but he escaped and along the way briefly saw the container containing the Ark of The covenant, which he had found over 20 years earlier.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Indiana Jones also appeared in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, a TV series which ran on ABC from 1992 to 1993 that revealed adventures that Jones had in his younger days.
Here, it's revealed that his adventures led to his interaction with various historical figures and involvement in important events of the early 20th century, which all of them are not shown in the film series.
Jones' lifetime of adventures eventually took its toll on his body: he ended up being blinded in one eye, and was forced to walk with a cane by the time he was 90-years-old. By the early 1990s, he was living in the New York City area with his daughter and grandchildren.
Indiana Jones and the Empire of Evil
Indiana Jones is confirmed to be the titular main protagonist of the upcoming final film.
Indiana Jones is considered one of the most iconic and popular movie characters, being ranked number 4 most iconic movie character by Watchmojo.com, and the most iconic fictional archaeologist ever by many people.
|“||JOCK! START THE ENGINES! GET IT UP! START THE ENGINES! START THE ENGINES, JOCK||„|
|~ Indiana Jones to Jock as he's running from the indigenous Hovito people.|
|“||THERE'S A BIG SNAKE IN THE PLANE, JOCK!||„|
|~ Indiana Jones to Jock after he sees Reggie on his lap.|
|“||I HATE SNAKES, JOCK! I HATE 'EM!||„|
|~ Indiana Jones to Jock.|
- He has Ophidiophobia, a fear of snakes.
- He was number 4 on Watchmojo.com's "Top 10 Iconic Movie Characters".
- Henry Selleck, Sam Neill, Christopher Guest, John Calvin, Barry Bostwick, Tim Matheson, Nick Nolte, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Shea, Chevy Chase, Jeff Bridges, Jack Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Michael Biehn, Mark Harmon, Bruce Boxleitner, Sam Elliot, Paul Le Mat, Nick Mancuso, Peter Coyote and David Hasselhoff were all considered for the role of Indiana Jones before Harrison Ford was cast.
- Chris Pratt was rumored to be the new Indiana Jones in a potential reboot. These rumors have since been proven false.
- Also Rex Dangervest's archaeologist occupation is a reference to this.
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