A Nepalese man accompanied Arnold Ernst Toht to acquire the medallion from Marion Ravenwood at her bar in 1936. As they were about to torture her, Indiana Jones arrived with his whip and pistol and tried to save her. The Nepalese grunt kept Indy pinned down with fire from his submachine gun, while taking cover behind an overturned table, not knowing that the medallion his boss sought was on it.
The henchman met his end when Indy shot a burning log out of the fireplace which ignited liquor spilled onto the man. As he flailed in pain, Indy shot him in the face, killing him.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Ratty Nepalese was played in Raiders of the Lost Ark by white stuntman Malcolm Weaver who wore makeup and prosthetics for the part. Weaver later performed stunts in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
In the first draft of film's original script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, the Nepalese was originally going to carry a Luger instead of a submachine gun and Indiana Jones was to shoot him for not releasing Marion in time and his body would later spin over the barre of the bar.
Despite being the first to die in the film, he is the last to die in Campbell Black's Raiders novelization. When Indy and the Giant Sherpa are fighting, the Nepalese tries to kill Indy, but Marion shoots him (the Nepalese) thus rescuing Indy. In the Marvel Comics' comiuc book adaptation, he dies at the very beginning of the fight, Indy shoots him twice in the chest.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark novel (First appearance)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Raiders of the Lost Ark comic