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The Mean Mongolian was one of Arnold Ernst Toht's henchmen during Toht's journey to Nepal to acquire the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra in 1936.

BiographyEdit

While trying to get a medallion from Marion Ravenwood in 1936, a Mongolian ended up fighting Indiana Jones in The Raven tavern. He hid behind the bar and managed to notice his fellow goon, the Giant Sherpa, accost Indy. This event distracted him from seeing Marion, who knocked him out with a log to the head.

As he came to his senses, Indy had just defeated the Giant Sherpa and Toht had fled the scene. The henchman aimed his gun at Indy unaware that Marion was pointing a gun on him. The Mongolian's life was ended with one shot to the back.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Mean Mongolian was played by Sonny Caldinez in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

In the third draft of the film's script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, the Mean Mongolian was to be knocked out by Marion Ravenwood with an axe. He would later recover and subsequently be shot by Ravenwood.[2] Although this was cut from the final film, in the Raiders novelization by Campbell Black, a similar scene occurs in which Marion hits him in the head with an axe handle and knocks the Mongolian out.

With the Giant Sherpa absent from Marvel Comics' Raiders adaptation, the Mean Mongolian fulfills his role from the film, fighting Jones then cooperating with him to shoot the Second Nazi. When the pair resume fighting each other, Marion knocks the Mongolian out with a log and he is abandoned in the burning bar.

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