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"Mr Jacobs, it's Linda from Will's team… Something horrible has happened… Franklin is dead, from a viral infection…  He was exposed to the 113…  It does something to people that it doesn't do to apes…"
―Linda (speaking on the phone)

Linda Andersen was a lab assistant at Gen-Sys Laboratories, who worked with Will Rodman in researching a cure to Alzheimer's Disease.

Biography

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

At first, Linda agreed with Jacobs that the ALZ-113 should be put on the market after telling Will that Koba scored a perfect 15 on the Lucas Tower, a significant improvement over a past test chimp named Bright Eyes, who scored 20.

Later, Linda was warned that the ALZ-113 was fatal to humans and does not enhance them like apes. Linda called Jacobs to urgently warn him about the dangerous effects of the ALZ-113 and that Robert Franklin was dead, but he ignored her. Jacobs wasn't alert to Linda because the Gen-Sys cafe was demolished and many apes jumped down, scaring him off. Linda's news surely alerted Gen-Sys Laboratories not to put the ALZ-113 onto the market, but it was too late since Franklin was infected and spread it to others, starting the Simian Flu Pandemic over the planet.

Notes

  • Linda's first name is most likely in tribute to Linda Harrison, the actress who played Nova in the first two Planet of the Apes movies.
  • An earlier version of the script had a similar character named 'Caroline' - a lab assistant with curly red hair, she and Will had a history together which he regretted but she wished to develop.
  • Firestorm revealed that Linda's last name was "Andersen", that she had a sister, and that Linda was one of the first victims of the Simian Flu.
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Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis
Families
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Animals
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of the Muir Woods Park | Battle of the Border
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
Caesar's Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group | Alpha-Omega | Donkeys
Locations
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse | The Border
Comics
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age | Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man
Novels
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Caesar’s Story
Other Books
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Soundtracks
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes
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