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Year 2036

The Observer Occupation
Characters who appear in the Dystopian future of 2036. Only new characters, or characters exclusive to this year will be listed here.

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Henrietta "Etta" Bishop

See Amber Universe

"He's a native. My jurisdiction. Sorry he acted out, Captain Windmark. I mean, you could wipe him, sure, but then there's the inquiry, the paperwork. Club gets shut for two days, and I, for one, lose a hell of a lot of kickbacks."

Portrayed by Georgina Haig

First Appearance: Season 4, Episode 19, "Letters of Transit".
Episode Appearances: 5 of 100

A Fringe agent in the year 2036. She is secretly working with Simon Foster as part of the resistance against the Observers. She's the daughter of Peter and Olivia.

Tropes associated with Etta:

    Simon Foster 

Simon Foster

"It's a myth, 'Etta. The original Fringe team didn't vanish. They aren't missing. They died twenty years ago. They aren't coming back to save us from the Observers. They aren't in a desert or, Peru, or immortal."

Portrayed by Henry Ian Cusick

First Appearance: Season 4, Episode 19, "Letters of Transit".
Episode Appearances: 1 of 100

A Fringe agent in the year 2036. He reports directly to Broyles (who reports to Windmark), but is in truth the leader of the resistance movement against the Observers. Using his inventions, he liberated Walter from amber stasis and proceeded to free the rest of the original Fringe division.

He ended up getting trapped in amber himself while he was freeing Peter.

Tropes associated with Simon:
  • And I Must Scream: He gets frozen in Amber. Then he gets removed from Amber by Observers. And then... see below.
  • Fate Worse than Death: After being trapped in amber, he is 'rescued' by the observers, and... experimented on. See Losing Your Head.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He develops the only known method to dissipating solid amber.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Gets trapped in amber so he can free Peter from it.
  • La Résistance: The leader of La Résistance.
  • Losing Your Head: He traps himself in amber to rescue Peter. The observers then removed him from the amber and took him to a top secret testing facility where they have removed his head. In a terrifyingly creepy twist, its revealed that his head is still alive, mounted on electronics. He even opens his eyes and makes eye contact with Etta, so its possible he's conscious.
  • The Unfavorite: Pretty much everyone except Etta doesn't really like Simon, and find him to be shady and untrustworthy. ...And they're more or less on the money, since he's leading the resistance.

    Donald O'Connor 

Donald O'Connor / September

"Destiny can be changed. But you have to have the will to change it... even if it requires sacrifice."

Portrayed by Michael Cerveris

First Appearance: Season 5, Episode 6, "Through The Looking Glass And What Walter Found There".
Episode Appearances: 5 of 100

A mysterious man first hinted at by Edwin Massey - he was essentially the first one to have arrived at their camp looking for the rocks Walter needed, but was taken away by the Invaders. However it turns out that Donald may be far more instrumental to Walter's plan than anyone had realized before. That said, all of Walter's memories regarding Donald were erased by Windmark.

Who Donald really is and what is his role in everything has yet to be fully revealed. Is revealed to be September himself, in fact. Albeit...different. With hair. After helping Walter establish the plan he was eventually captured by the Observers who "interrogated" him for some time. After being deemed a low class threat he had his Observer tech removed, was biologically reduced to a normal human and was sent back to 2015 where he lived his days in Brooklyn until the Fringe team found him.

For mores tropes on September, see his section on the Observers page.

Tropes associated with Donald:
  • Papa Wolf: Of a sort. Michael is his genetic son and he saved him from being destroyed by taking him back in time.
  • Number Two: To Walter.
  • Odd Friendship: It's been hinted that the friendship between him and Walter was much like how Walter's relationship was like with Bell in their younger days.



"Before going on a journey of revenge...dig two graves.

"Killing our enemies is one thing. Saving the world is another."

Portrayed by Shaun Smyth

First Appearance: Season 5, Episode 1, "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11".
Episode Appearances: 7 of 100

The current leader of the resistance after Simon's death. Like Simon, he is also responsible for designing much of the technology the resistance uses and directly heads up their headquarters.

Tropes associated with Anil:

    Gael Manfretti 

Gael Manfretti

"You were right about me. I became a Loyalist because I’m a coward."

Portrayed by Eric Lange

First Appearance: Season 5, Episode 2, "In Absentia".
Episode Appearances: 1 of 100

A loyalist captured by Etta while breaking into Harvard.

    Edwin Massey 

Edwin Massey

"You're not a coward if you're frightened. That's not what it means. You're a coward if you know what needs to be done and you don't do it."

Portrayed by Paul McGillion

First Appearance: Season 5, Episode 3, "The Recordist".
Episode Appearances: 1 of 100

The leader of a group of humans dedicated to recording all of human history following the Invasion. Despite being exposed to a skin calcification condition, he (and they) diligently continue their work.

    River Massey 

River Massey

"A hero died today, sacrificing himself in order to get the Fringe Team resources they need to save our world. Edwin Massey, the Recorder of History, made history."

Portrayed by Connor Beardmore

First Appearance: Season 5, Episode 3, "The Recordist".
Episode Appearances: 2 of 100

Edwin's son, a talented artist who makes comic books about the original Fringe Division.

     Darryl Hastings 

Dr. Darryl R. Hastings

"I don't report directly to Nina Sharp, but indirectly, sometimes I do."

Portrayed by Gabe Khouth

First Appearance: Season 5, Episode 7, "Five Twenty Ten"
Episode Appearances: 2 of 100

Nina Sharp's second-in-command and a key member of the Resistance. He is largely responsible for providing both equipment and facilities to the Resistance. A huge admirer of Walter's.



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