Haitian zombis.

A zombie or zombi was a member of the undead.

Indiana Jones had encountered different kinds of zombie in the course of his adventures during his lifetime.

Adventures with zombies[edit | edit source]

On an island in the Indian Ocean in 1940, Indiana Jones found himself fending off zombies when the island's inhabitants succumbed to a plague caused by the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse.[1]

In 1943, while searching for the Heart of Darkness in Haiti, Jones encountered two types of zombis that could be controlled by a bokor:

  • 'real' corpses of the dead, re-animated by magic
  • 'chemical' living people, subdued and controlled by a potion.[2]

Four years later, Doctor Matthias Jäger resurrected Nazi soldiers with the Philosopher's Stone but was unable to wield the artifact and he and the zombies were disintegrated.[3]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Zombies were first intended to debut in the Indiana Jones universe with the planned release of the Dark Horse Comics series Indiana Jones: The Dance of Death, but the story went unpublished for unknown reasons, yet its offscreen events were made canon with the 1994 release of The World of Indiana Jones.

When writing Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead, author Steve Perry decided to introduce zombies as Indiana Jones had never dealt with the undead. However, he decided to make both magical and chemical zombies to contrast them.[4]

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