I saved Raiders. It was never about the Ark. It was about what Indy learns and gains from the experience. He gets Maryanne.
In Temple of Doom he learns that there are more important things in life than fortune and glory. The Last Crusade he learns his father always loved him and cared.
And even in Crystal Skull life may have taken things away, but in the end he gets Maryanne and Mutt, the son he never knew he had.
The Ark, the Stones, Holy Grail, and the Crystal Skull are all McGuffins. It was never truly about those items. It was about Indy's journey trying to find them and or unlock a mystery as it pertains to his own life lessons.
That's it. I saved Raiders!
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