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A Hatay Soldier was one of several soldiers given to Walter Donovan for his quest for the Holy Grail by the Sultan of Hatay.


This Hatayan soldier was chosen as the second man to try and make it through the traps of the Temple of the Sun protecting the Holy Grail. His nervousness at seeing the decapitated soldier who had gone before him meant that he was unprepared for the first test: the Breath of God. His head was sheared clean off his shoulders and rolled all the way down to where Indiana Jones' party were crouched, secretly observing. His mutilated corpse was later left inside the temple after Elsa Schneider triggered its collapse.[1]

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The Hatay Soldier in Temple was portrayed by Tom Branch in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.[1]

In the comic book adaptation by Marvel Comics, the Hatay Soldier is shown as a moustached man with white robes and is shown less nervous and highly arrogant, dismissing his fellow comrade's death and privately boasting on how he would make it due to his cunning seconds before his decapitation.[2]

In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, with the Hatayans being omitted, his role is fulfilled by a Nazi soldier.[3] In the sequel, however, no soldiers, Hatayan or Nazi, make it to the Temple of the Sun, so only Walter Donovan, Indiana Jones and Sallah Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir are the only ones who get into the temple and survive the Breath of God.[4]



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