|“||Mebi oso na hit choda op nodotaim. (May we meet again)||”|
|— Lincoln's last words to Octavia [src]|
Lincoln was a major character in the second and third seasons. He initially appeared as a recurring character in the first season. He was portrayed by starring cast member Ricky Whittle and debuted in Twilight's Last Gleaming.
Lincoln was a Woods Clan warrior who rescued Octavia Blake. The pair develop romantic feelings, and Lincoln helped the Delinquents multiple times, causing him to be viewed as a traitor to his people. He later was captured by the Mountain Men, and forced to become a Reaper, but with Delinquents and Octavia's assistance, he was rescued and overcame his addiction to the reaper drug.
After the fall of the Mountain Men, Lincoln resided in Arkadia, because the Commander placed a kill order on his head. After Charles Pike became Arkadia's new Chancellor, Lincoln was placed into lockup, as Pike saw all Grounders as enemies to the Sky People. Pike ordered his execution, as well as Kane's and Sinclair's. Kane and Sinclair escaped, but Lincoln remained behind when Pike threatened to kill the rest of the Grounders he had locked up. Pike grotesquely executed Lincoln by shooting him in the head, leaving his body behind in a puddle of mud. Octavia later returned to Arkadia and was able to give him a proper Trikru farewell. Lincoln was avenged when Octavia killed Pike in Perverse Instantiation (Part 2), after A.L.I.E.'s defeat.
Lincoln was warrior from the Woods Clan. In his youth, he saw a small dropship come to earth from The Ark. He found a badly injured man inside but because he couldn't speak English yet, he couldn't ask the man what was wrong. He brought the man food and water for three days before finally telling his father. Lincoln was then made to kill the man by his father and was told that the world has always been trying to turn him into a monster.
Throughout the Series
Lincoln is very introverted, serious and calm. He generally speaks when spoken to, and even then, he tends to speak as little as possible, choosing to be concise and direct. He always has a serious expression on his face, rarely smiling for any reason. He is always thinking about survival and his duties to his people, whether it be Arkadia or the Woods Clan. Even under great stress, such as being tortured, finding out his village was attacked, being chased by reapers and attacked without provocation, Lincoln does not express any emotion. He is very hard working and rarely engages in recreation or humor of any sort, as he lets his own work dominate his life. He burdens himself with the well-being of Octavia, the Sky People and the Woods Clan, and always gets involved in major political issues.
Lincoln is a non-conformist, who always questioned the ways of the Woods Clan he grew up in and is willing to risk his own life to do what's right, even if it's against the traditions of his people. His non-conformist views drove him to betray the Woods Clan to help the Delinquents on multiple occasions and disobeying orders in favor of morality and altruism. He is likely among the least prejudiced and open minded people in the entire series, as he cares for all people, not just his own clan. Being both moral and rational, he seeks peace among his own people and the Sky People in spite of previous armed conflicts that have taken place and soured relations, which shows that he is a visionary who understands what needs to be done to ensure long-term prosperity.
Lincoln is a creative problem solver who engages in thinking in the long term. One example of this is creating a plan that involved attempting to flee to the coast to escape the armed conflict between the delinquents and Woods Clan. Another notable example involves a plan to pretend to be a reaper to infiltrate Mount Weather. He frequently assists Arkadia by providing insight to predict future events related to Arkadia - Woods Clan relations. Lincoln carries a book, which he uses to document what he sees and make maps. What Lincoln lacks in academic knowledge, he makes up for in practical knowledge.
Lincoln has brown skin, brown eyes, and a shaven head. He has a muscular build and has tribal tattoos on his head, back, chest, and arms.
- Main article: Lincoln and Octavia
Lincoln first met Octavia when she had been injured after falling from a steep hill. He took care of her injuries and he saved her from being found by the other grounders and she thanked him for his help. After her brother, Bellamy, finds her, he takes Lincoln hostage and begins torturing him, much to Octavia's dismay. Octavia frees Lincoln in Day Trip while her brother is gone and the rest of the delinquents are hallucinating from some bad nuts. In Unity Day, Lincoln takes an arrow for Octavia, saving her life. He saves her life again in We Are Grounders (Part 2) when he leaves with her in the midst of battle because of the arrow in her leg.
In The 48, Lincoln returns to his village and almost certain death in order to get medicine to treat Octavia's poisoned wound. After he is captured by Reapers, Octavia does not give up hope of finding him, finally succeeding in Fog of War. Octavia then works with Bellamy and Clarke to revert Lincoln back from a Reaper into a Grounder in Long Into an Abyss and continues helping him in his struggle to overcome his addiction to the Reaper red drug in Rubicon. In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), Lincoln again picks Octavia over the Grounders and risks the alliance between the Mountain Men and the Grounders in order to go after Octavia at Mount Weather.
- Main article: Bellamy and Lincoln
- "You protected my sister before you even knew her. "
- - Bellamy to Lincoln [src]
Bellamy and Lincoln at first meeting have a hostile relationship as Bellamy thought that Lincoln had kidnapped his sister. Bellamy also suspects that Lincoln has taken a liking to Octavia after seeing sketches of her in his journal. This all leads to Bellamy torturing Lincoln in order to extract information on the Grounders and on how to save Finn. In Unity Day, Bellamy discovers the extent of Octavia's and Lincoln's relationship when he sees them embracing and then when Lincoln saves her life. Eventually in We Are Grounders (Part 2), Bellamy sees him as an ally and allows him to take Octavia to safety in order to save her from her arrow wound.
Bellamy helps Octavia capture a Reaper Lincoln in Fog of War and they bring him back to the drop ship so Clarke can try to save Lincoln in Long Into an Abyss. In Survival of the Fittest, Bellamy then joins forces with Lincoln in an attempt to infiltrate Mount Weather but Lincoln gives into his reaper addiction and leaves Bellamy at the mercy of the Mountain Men. Lincoln finds out in Rubicon that in spite of him deserting Bellamy, Bellamy had still successfully made it into Mount Weather.
Indra is Lincoln's chief. She captured Lincoln for helping the enemy (Octavia) while their clan was weak. After Octavia demands a swap for Nyko, Indra's only healer, she agrees to let Lincoln go. When Octavia gets angry that Lincoln is injured, Indra states that Lincoln should be dead, implying that they would have finished the "death by a thousand cuts" punishment for Lincoln since he had betrayed his clan.
Indra continues to view Lincoln as a traitor to his people, even when he digs her out of the rubble after the Tondc bombing and carries her to safety when she is hit by the sniper. After Lincoln returns from killing the sniper, Indra welcomes him back with a handshake and a hug. Later, Octavia tells Indra it meant a lot that she forgave Lincoln. After Lincoln is tied up for not wanting to retreat with the grounders when Lexa called a truce with the Mountain Men, Indra leaves him a knife so he can free himself and find Octavia.
Nyko is friends with Lincoln. Nyko was willing to help save Octavia and go against his own people even though he could be punished for it in order to help Lincoln. He thinks of Lincoln as a brother and was willing to mercy-kill him when he thought Lincoln had irrevocably turned into a Reaper. Later, after Raven is accused of poisoning Gustus and the Sky People are told to run, Nyko and Lincoln bid farewell.
Finn had been stabbed and poisoned by Lincoln in self-defense. Even when tortured, Lincoln refused to tell the Delinquents the antidote to save him and only did so when Octavia risked her own life by cutting herself with the same poisoned knife used to stab Finn. Eventually the two attempt to work together to bring peace with the Grounders but this ultimately fails and starts a war. After Finn slaughtered Grounder innocents, however, Lincoln wishes to see Lexa's punishment through because Finn had massacred his village.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Appears|
|His Sister's Keeper||Appears|
|Contents Under Pressure||Appears|
|I Am Become Death||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Appears|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Appears|
|Many Happy Returns||Mentioned|
|Fog of War||Appears|
|Long Into an Abyss||Appears|
|Survival of the Fittest||Appears|
|Coup de Grâce||Mentioned|
|Bodyguard of Lies||Mentioned|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)||Appears|
|Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 1)||Appears|
|Wanheda (Part 2)||Appears|
|Ye Who Enter Here||Mentioned|
|Watch The Thrones||Appears|
|Terms and Conditions||Appears|
|Join or Die||Mentioned|
|Red Sky at Morning||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)||Mentioned|
|Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)||Absent|
- Unnamed Sky Man when he was a boy
- Vik who was supposed to execute Clarke and Finn
- A Reaper to distract the other Reapers in order to save Clarke and Finn
- Another Grounder who was being turned into a Reaper in Mount Weather
- A Camp Jaha Guard (with Reapers)
- Sgt. Scott (with Reapers)
- Cage Wallace
Notes and Trivia
- Lincoln has a collection of books in his cave including drawings of the Earth and the environment. This shows he has been scouting for the Woods Clan for a while. They also show that he is artistic.
- He has a map of the Reaper tunnels
- There are at least two drawings of Octavia
- He drew the river monster and a nuclear explosion on his cave wall.
- He uses feathers for bookmarks
- There is a picture of the river serpent that attacked Octavia
- There are several images of the Mountain Men and the Reapers
- He drew a couple of pictures of the drop ship and has been keeping track of the Delinquents and their fatalities.
- He was the first indication that there are multiple Grounder factions on Earth.
- Lincoln is the first friendly Grounder presented on the show and first to be kind to the Sky People.
- Lincoln was named after the 'Lincoln Memorial', which ruins rest near Tondc village.
- After Human Trials, he became addicted to the red drug.
- In Long Into an Abyss, Lincoln is cured and is no longer a Reaper.
- In Survival of the Fittest, he is shown to continue to struggle with his addiction when he sacrifices Bellamy for another dose.
- He is also seen attempting to capture Atohl, another Grounder, in Rubicon to continue his addiction.
- In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), he resists the drug when Cage offers it to him and injects it into Cage instead.
- Lincoln is currently the only Grounder to ever reside in Arkadia.
- There is no stunt double for Lincoln's stunts. Ricky does the stunts himself.
- Lincoln was the first Grounder character credited as a Main Character and was the only Grounder on the main cast for two seasons.
- Lincoln was supposed to survive Season Three.
- Ricky Whittle claims he left The 100 because of bullying from Jason Rothenberg.
- Lincoln was still supposed to survive the season but the show-runner, Jason Rothenberg, decided to kill him off instead.
- Ricky returned for the episode, Demons, so Octavia could give Lincoln a proper Trikru farewell.
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- ↑ Rothenberg, Jason (27 Jun 2015) Tweet - @JRothenbergTV
- ↑ File:Lincoln_penn.jpg
- ↑ Kira Snyder, tumblr, 2015
- ↑ CW Actor Ricky Whittle Claims He Left ‘The 100’ Because Of Bullying huffingtonpost, 04/06/2016.
- ↑ Ricky Whittle Says the Creator Bullied Him Off the Show, tvguide, Apr 6, 2016
- ↑ http://zap2it.com/2016/04/the-100-ricky-whittle-rips-jason-rothenberg-lincolns-death/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/The100writers/status/723329647593689088