In 1957, disguised with his comrades as US military soldiers, "Lincoln" aided Colonel Antonin Dovchenko and Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko in infiltrating Hangar 51 in Nevada, USA as part of a covert Soviet invasion of America to acquire the Roswell remains.
He accompanied his superiors to Hangar 51 in the passenger seat of a small roofed jeep behind the staff car in the boot of which American archaeologist Indiana Jones and double agent George "Mac" McHale were held. On the way there, Lincoln watched as the driver of the staff car was goaded into a race with teenager Jimmy Keegan, and, along with Colonel Dovchenko, disguised as American Colonel Truman, and Jefferson, his driver, looked on in disapproval. Once they arrived at Hangar 51, Sergeant Wycroft and his MPs approached them, informing that the base they were entering was closed due to weapons testing. Lincoln remained inside his jeep as several other soldiers executed the guards, and then they were led into the hangar itself.
Indiana Jones and Mac were released under Dovchenko's orders, and were surrounded by the Soviets as Jones retrieved his fedora. It was Franklin and another soldier who dragged Jones and Mac from the boot of the car and dumped them on the ground. After Jones was coerced into finding the crate holding the Roswell crash victim, he lead the group into the hangar, where they awaited further instructions from their captive. When Jones asked Colonel Dovchenko for bullets, the Colonel translated this to his subordinates and they all laughed at Indy. However, the archaeologist was able to convince Dovchenko to give him several bullets, which he then used to locate the highly magnetized crate in which the Roswell remains were kept. When they opened the metal sarcophagus holding the remains, their magnetic propeties pulled the glasses off of Lincoln's face, though he promptly regained them.
The Soviets looked on in awe as Spalko opened the crate, showing them all the corpse of a deceased being from another world. However, Jones used the distraction of the inhuman body to disable the Soviet guarding him and steal a machine gun from both the latter and then Franklin using his whip for himself and Mac. The two threatened Spalko, but after Mac revealed his loyalty was to the Russians, Indy realized he was outnumbered. Dovchenko ordered him to drop his gun, but when Jones did the machine gun fired and the bullet hit a Soviet in the foot, allowing Jones time to climb a wall of crates and make his escape, despite the efforts of several soldiers to kill him. Franklin was among the Soviets who pursued Jones after he hijacked a jeep, and was ordered by Spalko to block the exits of the hangar so that Indy would not make it out alive. However, Jones got away through an underground chamber on board a rocket sled.
With Franklin and Hoover, Lincoln tracked Jones to Doom Town, unaware that the settlement was actually a nuclear testing site. When they heard the air raid siren, Lincoln yelled for the others to come and the soldiers promptly piled into their staff car to escape. However, as they drove away from the exploding town, the nuclear shockwave engulfed them, killing all three men, though not before they spotted a refrigerator flying over them carrying Indiana Jones safely away from blast.
Behind the scenes Edit
"Lincoln" was played by Emmanuel Todorov in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Todorov was credited as the first of four Russian Soldiers. Like many of the Soviet Special Forces who infiltrated Hangar 51, Lincoln shares his name with a US president, in his case Abraham Lincoln.
According to the insignia on his shirt, Lincoln was pretending to be a Private First Class in the U.S. Army.
Although all the Soviets in LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues are depicted with the same stock LEGO minifigure, with the exception of Dovchenko and Spalko, in the portable versions of the game there is a Soviet soldier who fulfils a similar role to Lincoln who also wears glasses. Unlike his counterpart, however, he survives the events at Doom Town and makes it to the Temple of Akator.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (First appearance)
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull novel