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Once it was announced that Luke Mitchell’s Lincoln Campbell would be working with the S.H.I.E.L.D. team in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3, it was clear he needed a codename that fit his Inhuman ability, and now he has it. Marvel has officially revealed that Lincoln will go by Sparkplug in the new season, and to go along with this unveiling, they have put together a list of what his electrical powers let him do. We have the rundown on these abilities and how they’ll help him in the field.
Energy projection. With his electricity, Lincoln can lift a person and blast them in whatever direction he chooses. This ranges from a normal person (HYDRA grunts are preferable) or an enhanced human like Deathlok. However, something tells me this power has its limitations. For instance, I can’t imagine that he would be able to knock The Hulk off his feet, and even if he could, it would probably render him exhausted.
Manipulate electrical currents. Basically, this means that he can send his electricity wherever he chooses to overload gadgetry or knock someone unconscious. As an example, when he switched in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 finale, he was able to take out fellow Inhuman Alisha and her duplicates by sending electricity through the railing that her prime version was gripping, thus knocking her out and destroying the other copies since she was no longer awake. Given that electricity is crucial to human function, one would imagine that if he chose to, he could kill someone simply by touching them, but we’ll have to wait and see whether he’s put in a situation dire enough where that’s necessary.
Although Marvel hasn’t outright stated it, Lincoln is likely part of the Secret Warriors, a team of operatives composed of Inhumans and possibly other superpowered people that Coulson and Skye began putting together in the Season 2 finale. Their primary mission under S.H.I.E.L.D. is a simple one: protect the planet from various threats, be it Grant Ward and HYDRA, fellow government operatives or other Inhumans like Lash. Skye, a.k.a. Daisy Johnson, is set to lead the team, and now that Lincoln has his codename, perhaps she will follow in her comic book counterpart’s footsteps and and label herself Quake.
You can watch the Facebook video showcasing Lincoln’s shocking powers below.
Lincoln and the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team will kick off their next batch of adventures when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres on Tuesday, September 29 on ABC.