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The '''[[Germany|German]] Mechanic''' was an enormous bull of a man with a shaven head, who was one of two mechanics servicing the [[Nazis]]' [[Flying Wing]] at [[Tanis]] in [[1936]].
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The '''German Mechanic''' was an enormous bull of a man with a shaven head, who was one of two mechanics servicing the [[Nazis]]' [[Flying Wing]] at [[Tanis]] in [[1936]].
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Highly skilled in boxing, brutally strong and able to soak up and deliver blows that should have felled any man , he was able to best [[Indiana Jones]] in hand-to-hand combat, but was killed by the plane's propeller blade during their confrontation.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
When the [[Flying Wing]] was being prepped to fly the [[Ark of the Covenant]] out of [[Tanis]] to [[Berlin]] in [[1936]], the [[Germany|German]] Mechanic emerged from his hut to see [[Indiana Jones]] brawling with the [[Second German Mechanic|other mechanic]].
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When the [[Flying Wing]] was being prepped to fly the [[Ark of the Covenant]] out of [[Tanis]] to [[Berlin]] in [[1936]], the mechanic emerged from his hut to see [[Indiana Jones]] brawling with the [[Second German Mechanic|other mechanic]].
   
 
Apparently eager for a fight, the huge [[Bavaria]]n stepped in after the first mechanic had been taken down by Jones, and challenged the American to a fistfight.
 
Apparently eager for a fight, the huge [[Bavaria]]n stepped in after the first mechanic had been taken down by Jones, and challenged the American to a fistfight.
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[[File:Raiders3.jpg|thumb|right|175px|The mechanic absorbs a right hook.]]
 
[[File:Raiders3.jpg|thumb|right|175px|The mechanic absorbs a right hook.]]
   
Although he easily outmatched Jones, he unintentionally saved the [[archaeologist]]'s life at one point. When the [[Flying Wing]]'s [[German Pilot|pilot]] was about to shoot Jones, the mechanic unknowingly stepped in between Jones and the pilot, blocking his line of fire before he was knocked unconscious by [[Marion Ravenwood]]. Although Jones' blows eventually managed to break the Nazi's nose, they had no effect as the man effortlessly overpowered Jones, pummeling him and knocking him to the ground several times.
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Although he easily outmatched Jones, he unintentionally saved the archaeologist's life at one point. When the Flying Wing's [[Pilot (individual)|pilot]] was about to shoot Jones, the mechanic unknowingly stepped in between Jones and the pilot, blocking his line of fire before he was knocked unconscious by [[Marion Ravenwood]]. Although Jones' blows eventually managed to break the Nazi's nose, they had no effect as the man effortlessly overpowered Jones, pummeling him and knocking him to the ground several times.
   
Finding the challenge all too easy, the [[Germany|German]] Mechanic ordered the archaeologist to fight back, unaware that the rotating plane was drawing the propellers ever closer. Bemused by Jones ducking for safety, the mechanic turned around to look behind him and was immediately cut down by the spinning blades.
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Finding the challenge all too easy, the mechanic ordered the archaeologist to fight back, unaware that the rotating plane was drawing the propellers ever closer. Bemused by Jones ducking for safety, the mechanic turned around to look behind him and was immediately cut down by the spinning blades.
   
 
== Behind the scenes ==
 
== Behind the scenes ==
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The burly mechanic was played by [[Pat Roach]], a stuntman and professional wrestler who appeared in all three of the original movies as henchmen of the villains. In addition to the mechanic, he also played the [[Giant Sherpa]] in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark''.
The German Mechanic was portrayed by the late professional wrestler and stuntman [[Pat Roach]] in ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]''. Roach also portrayed the [[Giant Sherpa]] in the same film, and later went to portray the [[Chief Guard]] in ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom]]'' and the [[Gestapo Agent]] in ''[[Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade]]''. Despite being credited as "1st Mechanic," Roach's character is actually the ''second'' of the two mechanics to appear onscreen, because the [[Second German Mechanic]] was the first mechanic to appear in the [[Flying Wing]] scene, even if its name indicates otherwise.
 
   
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Despite being credited as "1st Mechanic," Roach's character is actually the ''second'' of the two mechanics to appear onscreen.
In the third draft of the film's original script, written by [[Lawrence Kasdan]], the German Mechanic's death was the same, but it was a little different from what happened in the final film. Instead of being killed by propellers by chance for not being attentive, [[Indiana Jones]] knocks out the mechanic and pushes him toward the propellers, staining blood in the process.<ref>[http://www.weeklyscript.com/Raiders+Of%20The%20Lost%20Ark.html]</ref><ref>''[[The Complete Making of Indiana Jones]]''</ref> This action, however, happens in the [[Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)|film's novelization]] published by [[Campbell Black]].
 
   
In [[Campbell Black]]'[[Raiders of the Lost Ark (novel)|s novelization]], this mechanic is described as being a young man with tattoos, thought of as a kid by [[Marion Ravenwood]]. He is not as tough as he is in the film, but is nonetheless persistent in his fight with [[Indiana Jones]]. In [[Raiders of the Lost Ark (comic)|the ''Raiders'' comic book adaptation,]] the German Mechanic's demise is drastically changed. Instead of being killed by the [[Flying Wing]]'s propellers, he is knocked out by the chocks of the [[Flying Wing]], firing his gun to the plane's fuel tank, causing the [[Flying Wing]]'s explosion and killing him and [[Second German Mechanic|his companion]] in the process.
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In [[Campbell Black]]'s novelization, this mechanic is described as being a young man with tattoos, thought of as a kid by [[Marion Ravenwood]]. He is not as tough as he is in the film, but is nonetheless persistent in his fight with [[Indiana Jones]]. Although in the film he overpowers Indy and knocks him to the ground before being killed by the [[Flying Wing]]'s propellers, Indy knocks him into the propeller in the novel.
   
The Mechanic appears as "Enemy Boxer" as an end-of-level boss in ''[[LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures]]'' who can only be defeated when the player is carrying an anvil. It is possible for Indy to defeat him without getting hurt, unlike Indy's confrontation with him in the film. In [[LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues|the game's sequel,]] however, the German Mechanic is absent from the story because the [[Flying Wing]] scene is omitted (although that scene represent the film in the box's selection). However, both he and the [[Flying Wing]] are playable characters and vehicles.
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The Mechanic appears as "Enemy Boxer" as an end-of-level boss in ''[[LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures]]'' who can only be defeated when the player is carrying an anvil. It is possible for Indy to defeat him without getting hurt, unlike Indy's confrontation with him in the film.
   
In the ''[[Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!]]'' at Disney World, the [[Second German Mechanic]] is absent from the plane fight scene. The German Mechanic is thus the one who spots Indy while working on the plane's wing. He is also directing traffic for the Flying Wing as it prepares to land. Roach reprised his role as the mechanic until his death in 2004. Since Roach's death, the stuntmen that play the German Mechanic vary. The Mechanic's death alternates in different performances of the show; he either meets his film demise of being killed by the [[Flying Wing]]'s propellers (accomplished through a trapdoor) or is shot by Marion with the [[Flying Wing]]'s gun.
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In the ''[[Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!]]'' at Disney World, the [[second German Mechanic]] is absent from the plane fight scene. The German Mechanic is thus the one who spots Indy while working on the plane's wing. He is also directing traffic for the Flying Wing as it prepares to land. Roach reprised his role as the mechanic until his death in 2004. The mechanic's death alternates in different performances of the show; he either meets his film demise of being killed by the Flying Wing's propellers (accomplished through a trapdoor) or is shot by Marion with the Flying Wing's gun.
   
In ''[[Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures]],'' the plane fight is omitted, but the German Mechanic still appears in [[Cairo]] as an end of level boss in the streets at night, which occurs before Indy finds the [[Well of Souls]]. As the player jumps on a horsecart, the mechanic hops on and kicks away the player's gun, and the player is forced to have a fist fight with the mechanic. When he dies, the level is accomplished. As with ''[[LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures]]'', it's possible to defeat him without getting hurt in ''Greatest Adventures''.
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In ''[[Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures]],'' the plane fight is omitted, but the German mechanic still appears in [[Cairo]] as an end of level boss in the streets at night, which occurs before Indy finds the [[Well of Souls]]. As the player jumps on a horsecart, the mechanic hops on and kicks away the player's gun, and the player is forced to have a fist fight with the mechanic. When he dies, the level is accomplished. As with ''[[LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures]]'', it is possible to defeat him without getting hurt in ''Greatest Adventures''.
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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[[ja:ジャーマン・メカニック]]
 
[[ja:ジャーマン・メカニック]]
 
[[de:Nazi-Mechaniker]]
 
[[de:Nazi-Mechaniker]]

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The German Mechanic was an enormous bull of a man with a shaven head, who was one of two mechanics servicing the Nazis' Flying Wing at Tanis in 1936.

Highly skilled in boxing, brutally strong and able to soak up and deliver blows that should have felled any man , he was able to best Indiana Jones in hand-to-hand combat, but was killed by the plane's propeller blade during their confrontation.

Biography

When the Flying Wing was being prepped to fly the Ark of the Covenant out of Tanis to Berlin in 1936, the mechanic emerged from his hut to see Indiana Jones brawling with the other mechanic.

Apparently eager for a fight, the huge Bavarian stepped in after the first mechanic had been taken down by Jones, and challenged the American to a fistfight.

The mechanic absorbs a right hook.

Although he easily outmatched Jones, he unintentionally saved the archaeologist's life at one point. When the Flying Wing's pilot was about to shoot Jones, the mechanic unknowingly stepped in between Jones and the pilot, blocking his line of fire before he was knocked unconscious by Marion Ravenwood. Although Jones' blows eventually managed to break the Nazi's nose, they had no effect as the man effortlessly overpowered Jones, pummeling him and knocking him to the ground several times.

Finding the challenge all too easy, the mechanic ordered the archaeologist to fight back, unaware that the rotating plane was drawing the propellers ever closer. Bemused by Jones ducking for safety, the mechanic turned around to look behind him and was immediately cut down by the spinning blades.

Behind the scenes

The burly mechanic was played by Pat Roach, a stuntman and professional wrestler who appeared in all three of the original movies as henchmen of the villains. In addition to the mechanic, he also played the Giant Sherpa in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Despite being credited as "1st Mechanic," Roach's character is actually the second of the two mechanics to appear onscreen.

In Campbell Black's novelization, this mechanic is described as being a young man with tattoos, thought of as a kid by Marion Ravenwood. He is not as tough as he is in the film, but is nonetheless persistent in his fight with Indiana Jones. Although in the film he overpowers Indy and knocks him to the ground before being killed by the Flying Wing's propellers, Indy knocks him into the propeller in the novel.

The Mechanic appears as "Enemy Boxer" as an end-of-level boss in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures who can only be defeated when the player is carrying an anvil. It is possible for Indy to defeat him without getting hurt, unlike Indy's confrontation with him in the film.

In the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney World, the second German Mechanic is absent from the plane fight scene. The German Mechanic is thus the one who spots Indy while working on the plane's wing. He is also directing traffic for the Flying Wing as it prepares to land. Roach reprised his role as the mechanic until his death in 2004. The mechanic's death alternates in different performances of the show; he either meets his film demise of being killed by the Flying Wing's propellers (accomplished through a trapdoor) or is shot by Marion with the Flying Wing's gun.

In Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures, the plane fight is omitted, but the German mechanic still appears in Cairo as an end of level boss in the streets at night, which occurs before Indy finds the Well of Souls. As the player jumps on a horsecart, the mechanic hops on and kicks away the player's gun, and the player is forced to have a fist fight with the mechanic. When he dies, the level is accomplished. As with LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, it is possible to defeat him without getting hurt in Greatest Adventures.

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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