Adiós Señor.
~ Satipo's last words before running away and getting killed by a spike trap.

Satipo is a minor antagonist in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. He was a greedy guide and thief who helped out Indiana Jones to get the Chachapoyan Fertility Idol at the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors.

He was portrayed by Alfred Molina in his big film debut and first villain role, who also played Doctor Octopus, Johann Tetzel, Maxim Horvath, Snidely Whiplash, and voiced La Sombra.


Raiders of the Lost Ark

In 1936, Satipo and Indiana Jones entered the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors, in Peru. The aim of the expedition was to look for a golden idol. After a fearful encounter with tarantulas, Satipo followed Jones in swinging across a pit on Indy's bullwhip.

After Jones acquired the Chachapoyan Fertility Idol, he accidentaly triggered the temple's booby traps, and ran out of the room with Satipo following him. The greedy Satipo betrayed him, stole the idol and left Jones to die.

The time when Indy threw the idol to him, he started to betray him but gets killed by a spike trap anyways.


Other Appearances

  • Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures: The same thing happens, but this time he manages to escape with Indy and that he was working with Belloq all along.


  • The Nostalgia Critic says "What crazy f*cked-up a**hole invented these things?" in reference to Molina playing Satipo and Octavius, and then he says "Oh yes, the crazy f*cked-up a**hole was the raider who stole the idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark but I guess he had it coming."


           Indiana Jones Villains

Nazi Party
Adolf Hitler | René Belloq | Arnold Ernst Toht | Herman Dietrich | German Mechanic | Walter Donovan | Elsa Schneider | Ernst Vogel | Hans Ubermann | Klaus Kerner

Mola Ram | Chief Guard | Chattar Lal

Irina Spalko | Antonin Dovchenko

Satipo | Barranca | Lao Che | Panama Hat | Garth | Zyke | Claude Belloq | Ben Ali Ayoob