Indy's most constant foe has been the Germans, as he faced off against them in both Raiders and Last Crusade. Crystal Skull, of course, broke ranks by using Russians, but their role was similar to that of the Germans, really. Less of a departure than the cult in Temple of Doom. There is one way in which the Russians are treated differently from the Germans. In Raiders, while the Germans were the bad guys, the man in charge of them, with the greatest amount of screen time, was Belloq. Not only was he French, he had his own interest in the Ark. Hitler wanted its power for conquest, but Belloq, like Indy, was interested in its historical importance. In Last Crusade, Donovan and Schneider were both had their own interest in the Grail, apart from Hitler's. In Crystal Skull, Spalko has no ulterior motive. Her interest is the Soviets' interest. Now one could argue that this makes her less complex, but I thought it was a nice change of pace to have a lead villain who was actually in lock-step with her superiors. Thoughts?