After Marion's apparent death, Monkey Man followed Jones to the home of the old man whom Sallah believed could decipher the markings of the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra. While the serving boy was away from the kitchen, Monkey Man sneaked in and poisoned a bowl of dates in an attempt to kill Indiana. His plot was thwarted when his own pet monkey ate from the bowl first first, her death revealing the plot to Sallah just in the nick of time.
Behind the scenesEdit
Monkey Man was portrayed by Vic Tablian in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Tablian also played Barranca in the same film and later went to portray Demetrios/Claw in Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal.
The character bears a similarity to Garindan in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Garindan is an Imperial informant and spy who sells out Harrison Ford's character Han Solo and company to the Empire on the desert planet of Tatooine.
Kenner released an action figure of the Monkey Man during their The Adventures of Indiana Jones toyline in the 1980s. The action figure came exclusively in the Streets of Cairo set along the Capuchin monkey and a Marion Ravenwood figure in fetal position.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark novel (First appearance)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Non-canonical appearance)
- LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Non-canonical appearance) (Portable consoles exclusive)