"I not like him anyway!"―Mean Mongolian, after Otto is shot.[src]
Otto was a Nazi agent who, in 1936, accompanied Arnold Toht to Nepal to retrieve the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra. After recruiting some local goons, Otto and Toht went to The Raven in Patan to pay a visit to Marion Ravenwood, owner of the artifact.
When Arnold Ernst Toht assembled men to recover the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra from Nepal in 1936, Otto was the only other German agent. Together, the Nazis bought the loyalty of the Ratty Nepalese, Mean Mongolian and Giant Sherpa off the streets of Kathmandu. One of their recruits provided transport, and the group followed Indiana Jones to The Raven, a bar in Patan.
After Jones's return disrupted their attempt, the ensuing brawl that broke out prompted the German to shoot at him. While Jones was being throttled by the Giant Sherpa, Toht ordered Otto to shoot them both. Indy, with assistance from the sherpa, turned his own weapon on the Nazi and shot four rounds into Otto, dropping him permanently. His body was later abandoned to the burning Raven.
Behind the scenesEdit
Otto, named in the script and credited as "2nd. Nazi", was portrayed by Matthew Scurfield in Raiders of the Lost Ark. The character's name is given in the Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook and is not to be confused with the character listed as Otto in Raiders, played by Christopher Frederick. In the film's novelization, he is called "Eyepatch".
During the development of the film's script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, Otto had a line that went unused in the final movie. This was "He's our man!", said to Toht in response to being ordered to open fire on both Indiana Jones and their Giant Sherpa ally.
In the Raiders novelization by Campbell Black, Otto is noted as having an eye patch (the reason he is called "Eyepatch" in the novel). Indy and the Sherpa shoot him only once, in the throat. In the comic book adaptation, Toht insults Otto by calling him a "schweinhund" ("pig-dog" in German) and, as the Giant Sherpa is absent, the Mean Mongolian is the one who helps Jones to kill him.
Otto never appears in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, instead he is replaced by the Sherpa Gunner, who is based on the Ratty Nepalese and the Giant Sherpa, a character who also returns in the sequel.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark novel (First appearance)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Raiders of the Lost Ark comic
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark junior novel
- Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook (First identified as "Otto")