The Second German Agent was a Gestapo Nazi agent working in Cairo, Egypt working with a partner. He used the one-eyed Monkey Man and his Capuchin monkey as an informant, but let his partner lead a group of local toughs on the streets.
In 1936, the agent and his partner monitored the movements of archaeologist Indiana Jones, through the Monkey Man. When Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood were in a Cairo marketplace, their monkey took off and reported to his master. The Monkey Man then ran into a shadowy hallway to meet with the two agents. After exchanging Nazi salutes with the one-eyed assassin, the two agents went off to summon the band of henchmen to attack the Americans. Watching the marketplace from an upstairs balcony, the agent entered a room and inspected the assembled hooded ruffians before his partner entered and indicated that it was time to go intercept Jones and Ravenwood.
Not present at the alley where the first batch of attackers failed to apprehend the couple, the agent followed his partner in the search for the fleeing Ravenwood. While on her trail, the two Germans led a group down a passageway, and passed by a pile of baskets. When the monkey caught their attention with its screeching, the agent turned while his partner called out and all of the them doubled back to capture Ravenwood hiding in a basket.
The agents then went to the truck, loaded with explosives, to wait for the men carrying Ravenwood in a basket. When Jones arrived at the truck, the agent climbed aboard the back of the truck with the cargo, as his partner and some of the goons opened fire on Jones. With Jones driven back behind cover, the agent yelled to the driver to hurry out of the alley, and the truck started up. Jones shot the Arab gunman, and then shot the driver, which cause the truck to lose control. Trapped in the back, the agent was unable to escape, and presumably died when the truck tipped over and exploded.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Second German Agent was portrayed by an uncredited actor (despite having spoken lines) in Raiders of the Lost Ark.. The Second German Agent wears the same costume throughout the Cairo scenes: light tan suit, a patterned tie, and a hat.
In the third draft of the film's original script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, the Second German Agent was the one who was going to drive the truck where the Arabs had put the barrel where Marion was. Immediately, Indy was to fatally shot the Second German Agent, killing him and causing the truck to collide for the death of its driver. However, this was cut, and is an Arabian bandit who drives the truck in the final film, but the fate of the Second German Agent was left unknown, because he could have survived the truck's explosion, as Marion did it.
In the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney World, this German Agent and the first German Agent and the Third German Agent are absent from the scene with Indy and Marion fighting the Arabs. In their place is a single black suited German Agent, who also drives the truck, as opposed to the Second German Agent being the passenger of one of the Cairo thugs.
In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, the Second German Agent along the first appear. However, at no point is there any evidence that he was in the truck at the time it exploded when Indy made it crash for a tire. His fate is left unknown, but it could say that he survived the events. However, in the video game's sequel, the Second German Agent, along the first and the third, is absent from the Cairo scene being Arnold Ernst Toht who with the Arabs captures Marion Ravenwood.