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This article is about Otto, the second Nazi in Nepal. You may be looking for Otto, at the Tanis dig site.
"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.[3]

They waited until the archaeologist had left the tavern then Otto, armed with a submachine gun, joined his superior to accost Marion Ravenwood who had the artifact in her possession.[3]

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.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Otto was portrayed by Matthew Scurfield in Raiders of the Lost Ark. The character is credited as Second Nazi. The character's name is given in the Raiders of the Lost Ark Sourcebook. This character is not to be confused with the character credited as Otto in Raiders of the Lost Ark, played by Christopher Frederick.

In the third draft of the film's original script written by Lawrence Kasdan, Otto was set to be killed by two shots instead that four like in the final film.[4]

In the Raiders novelization by Campbell Black, Otto is noted as having an eye patch. 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).

Otto never appears in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, instead he is replaced by the Sherpa Gunner, who is based on him and the Giant Sherpa.



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