In the Obi-Wan bar in TOD, Indy says something like, "Wu Han's an old friend. Game's not over, Lao." If Wu Han was an old friend, why did he just meet him in ET, which took place just before TOD? Unless he meant "good friend?"
possibly a mistake... but probably not. lao che likely doesnt care if indy met wu han the day before, or 10 years before, all he knows is hes on indys side and he has a gun
as for the old friend line, indy was probably saying it just because it sounded good. "wu hans a guy i met a little while ago, we helped eachother out a bit, so i asked him to come here tonight to back me up in situations like this" ...just doesnt have the same ring to it
im sure indy wanted lao che to think wu han would risk life and limb for indy, and him being an "old friend" makes that more likely
...now as for "i followed you on many adventures..." i cant explain that line, because i count only 2
Well, as was said before, some of Wu Han's backstory was filled in IJ & the Dinosaur Eggs. Lao Che was also in this novel and Wu Han was working for him because he had the ashes of his family. Also, in the novelization of ToD, Wu Han is mentioned. I do not know if it says anything about previous adventures, because I do not have it here right now, but it does mention he is half Dutch, which is interesting. So, ET does conflict a bit.
I'm bumbing this one back up, I know, but I just thought of something.
ET doesn't end near the beginning of ToD. They actually have several months between them. And the thing that explains this is the character of Short Round. He and Indy must have known for more than just few days to teach the kid to drive, grow in such respect in Shorty's (a kid thief probably doesn't feel the guy catches him as his best buddy right away) eyes, all in all form the kind of relationship they have in the beginning of ToD. Same thing with Wu Han, of course. Who knows how many ancient chambers they explored together and how many booby traps they avoided during those months when they were searching for Nurhachi?
So, ET takes place in the beginning of 1935 and ToD closer to the end of the year. And what comes to Dinosaur Eggs, this is a common problem when trying to place a character's adventures on a timeline. Other one of them is apocryphal... but it's up to you which one it is in your head.
I know I haven't read Dinosaur Eggs in a while so correct me if I'm wrong. But couldn't Indy go on the search of the Black Peril at the beginning of 1935 and then in search of the Dinosaur Eggs a few months after that.
I don't remember a specific date at the beginning of Emperor's Tomb so I'll assume it took place before Halloween of that year. That is when the Dinosaur Eggs book start's off, at least this what I remember.
Then near the end of 1935, when that book's adventure has ended Indy goes back to Shanghai in search of Lao and Nurhachi. It all seems a little confusing, but it looks like it could work to me.
So my point is that either ET or those books are apocryphal. Same goes with plenty other IJ fiction. Just look at TR.N's timeline. If you want credibiality, you'll have to leave something out. What it is, I'm not the one to say.
Originally posted by Finn So my point is that either ET or those books are apocryphal. Same goes with plenty other IJ fiction. Just look at TR.N's timeline. If you want credibiality, you'll have to leave something out. What it is, I'm not the one to say.
Originally posted by The Godfather Dinosaur Eggs did have a date. I think it was 1933. You also have to remember that this was followed by two more Jones books, including Secret of the Sphinx, which took place in 1934.
Jeez, guess it has been a long time after all. I can't even remember which book comes before the other.