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View Poll Results: Who's your favorite? Why?
Belloq 53 44.92%
Toht 24 20.34%
Mola Ram 29 24.58%
Donovan 9 7.63%
Vogel 2 1.69%
Spalko 1 0.85%
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #101
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Belloq for sure, it's fun to see the darker version of Indy, and how he gets the best of Indy. sometimes. see RotLA
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #102
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:52 PM   #103
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Indy Villian Rating

1) Vogel
2) Mola Ram
3)Spalko
4) Belloq
5)Donovan

I rank them as such because to me, the ones who actually did something physically impressive against Indy are more worthy. Elsa is off this list immediately because she never did anything menacing, let alone hold a weapon. Vogel, Mola Ram, and Spalko did some pretty impressive physical fighting. Donovan and Belloq at least held a weapon and were somewhat evil.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:09 AM   #104
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Mola Ram ran away when Indy tried to attack him in the temple and managed to kick him in the face and hit him only once. Indy owned Ram. Still I would place Ram first. Just because he's the coolest villain in Indy and than perhaps Vogel.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:35 AM   #105
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Okay

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Mola Ram ran away when Indy tried to attack him in the temple and managed to kick him in the face and hit him only once. Indy owned Ram. Still I would place Ram first. Just because he's the coolest villain in Indy and than perhaps Vogel.

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Old 09-22-2016, 10:37 AM   #106
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I've moved the above 3 posts to place them in a more general villain thread, rather than the Spalko thread from which they originated.

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Belloq's the gold standard, or at least one of them, for summer blockbuster villains, in my opinion. A nuanced, not particularly flashy performance, rendering a character just shades worse than the hero and with emotional responses that we can understand. Few villains get to be as legitimately charming as Belloq does in the scene in the tent, mirror trick notwithstanding.
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:20 PM   #107
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I think what is interesting about the villains in the Indy movies is that they do not engage into physical contact with the hero. With exception of Mola Ram. Belloq and Donovan and even Spalko were all about business. They would pull a fast one on you once or twice maybe like in a game. They got a common goal and they would go after it. Indy doesn't go after the bad guys to get them, he's trying to be the first one to find the artefact. And I think Belloq is one of the rare kind of bad guys. I think the best way to have a bad guy is if he's a total opposite of the hero. Instead of the rough looking hero, he was the decent, clean, civilised version of Indy, except he was on the wrong side.

Mola Ram is the exception but that's what makes him so cool. He already had 3 of the 5 stones. So he was well on his way before he met Indy. They were all cool in their own. Belloq because he's a mirror image of Indy, Mola Ram because he was so different from Belloq and Donovan, I think he was evil because he was working with the Nazis.
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