J. Robert Oppenheimer was a renowned physicist. He was mostly known as the director of the Manhattan Project, the objective of which was to create an atomic weapon to end the second World War. In the early 1950s, he was accused of being a communist.
Upon detonation of the first atomic bomb, Oppenheimer recalled a quote from the Indian sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita: "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
In 1957, Irina Spalko mentioned Oppenheimer as part of America's superpower status through harnessing the atom for warfare, and then claimed that with the powers of the crystal skulls, she could do the same with psychic warfare for the Soviet Union.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Mentioned only)