Rene Belloq was one of the best Nazi clients of the Friends on the Other Side, and was noted for seeking higher power than Hitler himself. Rene Belloq's downfall came when he sought the Ark of the Covenant, said to be a source of good magic, so that the Friends could destroy it. Rene opened the ark and was destroyed through head implosion by the spirits inside, for not all beings of good are nice. Eventually, the Friends freed Belloq's soul from the Underworld's River Styx in exchange for that of the soul of Elsa, the only one of Indiana's girlfriends to side with the Nazis, after she fell to her doom while trying to retrieve the Holy Grail. However, they haven't yet seen an oppurtunity to use Belloq's treasure-hunting skills properly as they did before.