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The three challenges were: The Breath of God - "Only the penitent man will pass" The Word of God - "Only in the footsteps of God will he proceed" The Path of God - "Only in the leap from the lion's head will he prove his worth" Indy used his father's Grail Diary to guide him through the traps: The Grail Diary was a possession of ...


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Elsa is essentially a female Belloq (the main antagonist from Raiders of the Lost Ark): Both have some genuine feeling for someone from the other sex, but neither lets it get in their way of working for the Nazis. Both have genuine interest in archeology Finally, both get done in by their ultimate grab for power, trying to possess a relic which could grant ...


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Ok, so I'm moving my research out of my question and placing it in an answer. The joke here is that, while Indy is an accomplished "adventurer", he's not so good at being a professor -- at with least the clerical aspects of the job. His secretary, Irene, says: IRENE Dr. Jones, I'm SO glad you're back. Your mail is on ...


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The clues came from the the Chronicles of St. Anselm. Professor Jones found them there and wrote them into his Diary Professor Henry Jones: Well, he who finds the Grail must face the final challenge. Indiana Jones: What final challenge? Professor Henry Jones: Three devices of such lethal cunning. Indiana Jones: Booby traps? ...


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While Barry is quite spot on with his characterization of her as a female Belloq, I'd say she was a more ambivalent character than him, and not as easily chracterizable as a bad girl. While Belloq had some problems with the Nazis' treatment of Marion, he certainly was quite at terms with his collaboration with them, even if he wasn't sharing their ideals. ...



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