Dunkelvolk was a fanatical follower of Doctor Matthias Jäger and eagerly helped him search for the Philosopher's Stone in 1947. During his search, Dunkelvolk was captured by Soviet Forces and locked in a prison where he met Indiana Jones. After seeing the latter escape from prison, Dunkelvolk pleaded Indy to release him as well, promising him a great reward. Indy denied him his freedom but Dunkelvolk managed to free himself anyway.
Dunkelvolk ran afoul of Indy in Ireland and failed to locate a fragment of the stone which was currently in Jones' possession. Hoping to please his master, Dunkelvolk captured Soviet Major Nadia Kirov and presented her to Jäger.
As his master started up a resurrection ceremony in a tower, Dunkelvolk attempted to kill Indy who had arrived to stop the ceremony. Completely berserk, Dunkelvolk ended up being thrown off a balcony by Indy and died, impaled on the crucifix of a statue.