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View Poll Results: Who's your favorite? Why?
Belloq 56 46.28%
Toht 24 19.83%
Mola Ram 29 23.97%
Donovan 9 7.44%
Vogel 2 1.65%
Spalko 1 0.83%
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:21 AM   #76
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Hmmm....

I've always liked Belloq and Toht.

Belloq was just really cool to me. I don't have more than that!

Toht had a sadistic nature that wasn't seen again in any other character. Wait- no it was seen in other characters, but Toht was all the way. I mean, Mola Ram was horrible and evil, but he did it because he was doing it for his religion/the Thugge. Toht simply enjoyed it. And for that he gets points from me.

But, in terms of villiany, Donavan deserves to be mentioned. After all, he shot Henry in cold blood to get what he wanted. Kinda frightning to think about if you were on Indy's side.

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Old 12-10-2011, 10:32 AM   #77
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I don't think it's just that Vogel is sadistic, though. That's Toht's bag. The variant that Vogel introduces is that career officer who relishes the opportunity to get his hands dirty again, like in the old days. I think the moment where he's loosening his collar during the tank sequence suggests this. The sadistic edge is there, but it's not the most interesting part, I would argue.

Oh I agree, I don't think Vogel is nearly as sadistic as Toht. But I do think he is sadistic. Dovchenko I don't think is sadistic at all: with him he just does what it takes to get the job done and he doesn't take pleasure or displeasure from hurting people.

eg. backhanding Indy and then raising his fist to beat him after being told to "Drop dead!", I think, didn't give him any pleasure as it would Vogel. That said, it definitely didn't give him displeasure. He may not be sadistic but he is cold and lacks empathy. Its a different kind of villainy.

What are your opinions on Dovchenko, Attila?
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #78
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I don't think it's just that Vogel is sadistic, though. That's Toht's bag. The variant that Vogel introduces is that career officer who relishes the opportunity to get his hands dirty again, like in the old days.
This turns out to be a gross miscalculation, as he's nowhere near as his stamina isn't nearly as high as it would have been when he earned the two iron crosses.
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I think the moment where he's loosening his collar during the tank sequence suggests this.
That was slightly ridiculous because it can be inferred that he fully expected the many soldiers battling his nemesis to fail.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:16 AM   #79
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I'm surprised. I'm the only person who likes Toht more than Belloq.
*shrugs*
You're not alone. I love Toht, I'm his #1 fan.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #80
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Belloq is my favorite because I think he's the most interesting.

But I like all the villains on the list, and I also liked Vogel from Last Crusade.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #81
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I choose The Sultan of Madagascar who threatened to cut off Dr. Jones' misunderstanding!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:15 AM   #82
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Come to think of it...

I think Willie Scott was the greatest villain.


More so than Elsa because she kept her cover...she's still fooling people to this day!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:07 AM   #83
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I think Willie Scott was the greatest villain.


More so than Elsa because she kept her cover...she's still fooling people to this day!

Silly boy.

Willie saved Indy and Shorty from being Swiss-cheesed. And she had to risk getting all dirty and buggy to do it.

If it wasn't for Willie there would be no Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:15 AM   #84
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Silly boy. Willie saved Indy and Shorty from being Swiss-cheesed. And she had to risk getting all dirty and buggy to do it. If it wasn't for Willie there would be no Raiders of the Lost Ark.
If not for Benedict Arnold's actions at Saratoga we would still be a colony!

Willie is my "Favorite Indy Villain"!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #85
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Willie is my "Favorite Indy Villain"!

Good times!!!!! Saw the thread. Saw you posted. And you answered my question before I could ask it. Lmfao
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #86
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Belloq is the greatest Indy foil,as he is a fellow archaeologist more ruthless than Jones himself...even his refined,romantic demeanor suggests an a rivalry for Marion's affections,even if only to defeat and humiliate Indy on another way. Ram,however,is my favorite....though a glimpse of him earlier in the movie, at the palace dinner,for example,would have benefitted him greatly.I see him warning Jones with his eyes when talk of the Thugee becomes too accusatory.maybe crushing one of the squirming eels with his bare hands. Vogel was beyond bland,and Spalko had potential,but was ultimately wasted.Ram remains a perfect cardboard villain for my favorite of the Indy films.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #87
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Good times!!!!! Saw the thread. Saw you posted. And you answered my question before I could ask it. Lmfao
Hate to be so predictable, but this one was just hanging there begging to be hit.

So, can we add Willie to the list?
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #88
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Hate to be so predictable, but this one was just hanging there begging to be hit.

So, can we add Willie to the list?

Can we? Looks like you did!!!!! Lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #89
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Can we? Looks like you did!!!!! Lol
Sorry, meant the Poll.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #90
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Sorry, meant the Poll.

Only if we can add Indy the murderer and Shorty the cut-purse.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #91
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Only if we can add Indy the murderer and Shorty the cut-purse.
Done!

After all, its "Favorite" Indy Villain.

I guess poisoned monkey might make it too...
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #92
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Done!

After all, its "Favorite" Indy Villain.

I guess poisoned monkey might make it too...


That seals it then. I like monkeys.

(Maybe moreso than cats).

The monkey should have survived, and attended Indy's wedding along with all the other acquaintances people wanted to see at that sorry event.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #93
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and attended Indy's wedding along with all the other acquaintances people wanted to see at that sorry event.

What a picture, hairy arm draped around the one Spalko couldn't even kill throwing it off a cliff!

Is there a "Why do you hate Irina Spalko?" thread?!
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What a picture, hairy arm draped around the one Spalko couldn't even kill throwing it off a cliff!

Yet another love story they failed to tell!

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Is there a "Why do you hate Irina Spalko?" thread?!

Why would there be? She's universally loved.

You know what she really asked the aliens for? It was to fake her death so that she and Indy could continue their secret romance with Marion suspecting nothing.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #95
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You know what she really asked the aliens for? It was to fake her death so that she and Indy could continue their secret romance with Marion suspecting nothing.
Might be something to that.

Indy and Spalko both hated monkeys...
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Might be something to that.

Indy and Spalko both hated monkeys...

...whereas Marion loved her little hairy friend. (The monkey, not Sallah).
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #97
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...whereas Marion loved her little hairy friend. (The monkey, not Sallah).
God, what a horrible idea, Sallah at the wedding!

Put Lucas and Speilberg on the list/poll too!

Thank God John Rhys Davies stayed away...
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God, what a horrible idea, Sallah at the wedding!

Put Lucas and Speilberg on the list/poll too!

Thank God John Rhys Davies stayed away...

There wouldn't have been room in thst little church for his sixty-six kids. And his wife would probably have been too pregnant to travel.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #99
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Belloq. He isn't evil, but he has all the wrong motivations. And he is right about he and Indy being alike. They go for the same things, but for different purposes. Indy wants to preserve, while Belloq wants fortune and glory.
I always found it strange how Indy contradicts that statement, which he made himself.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #100
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1.) Mola Ram - My least favorite Indy film has one thing no other Indy film got better; this villain! Do I even need to explain this choice? He was B.A.!
2.) Irina Spalko - She's got character and color to her, and she harkens back to Belloq a little; she comes off as evil, but she is interested in the same things Indy is, albeit with less reverence and respect for those things.
3.) Belloq - The Yin to Jones' Yang. I put him 3rd because I don't see him as a complete villain for some reason...he just seems to be Indy's equivalent and that dynamic was interesting.
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