The Observer Occupation
Henrietta "Etta" Bishop
- "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
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:
- Anti-Hero: At least compared to her mother. Showing shades of Type IV.
- Chekhov's Gun: She is somehow able to fool the Observers' mind reading. Probably due to the fact that she inherited some cortexiphan from her mother.
- Combat Pragmatist: It's hereditary apparently.
- Consummate Liar: She can lie to Captain Windmark's face.
- Cosmic Retcon: She's alive again after dying in a Bad Future thanks to one of these.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this when taking with Simon. She is Peter Bishop's daughter, after all.
- Determinator: "You never know when to give up."
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Having be fatally shot by Windmark, she lives just long enough for her distraught parents to find her and comfort her as she dies.
- Dramatic Gun Cock: Her response to finding Simon's head.
- Friend in the Black Market: Like Daddy... she's got a few of these.
- Go Out with a Smile: Manages one last smile when Olivia tells her that she loves her.
- Hair Color Spoiler: Her mother is Olivia.
- Heroic BSoD: Has one when she discovers Simon's fate. Peter snaps her out of it.
- Irony: Their cover story for Walter is that he's Etta's crazy grandfather.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: She dies before her family has a chance to refuse.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: She's good at "opening books".
- Killed Off for Real: Was caught and shot by Windmark.
- La Résistance: A member of such.
- Morality Chain: Her mother becomes this for her.
- Parental Abandonment: Her family was frozen in amber.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Her mindset.
- She Who Fights Monsters: Growing up in the dark future has hardened Etta into a resistance fighter willing to torture Loyalists for information.
- Sacrificial Lion: To show just how dangerous Windmark is
- Strong Family Resemblance: Anyone actually surprised by the reveal?
- Taking You with Me: Tries this on Windmark. She fails with him, but still manages to take out a platoon of Observer and Loyalist mooks.
- Torture Technician: She'll resort to this if necessary, much to her mother's horror.
- Tragic Keepsake: Keeps the infamous "Bullet That Saved the World" around her neck.
- "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
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 / September
- "Destiny can be changed. But you have to have the will to change it... even if it requires sacrifice."
Portrayed by Michael Cerveris
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:
- Brought Down to Normal: Had his Observer tech removed and was "biologically downgraded". He's now a simple human. It was meant as punishment, but he actually prefers being human.
- Combat Pragmatist: He booby-trapped his apartment with hypnosis-tech and anti-matter bombs if it was ever compromised. Windmark still got out.
- Deadpan Snarker: A touch.
- First-Name Basis: His last name was unknown for some time.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: For a good long part of the final season.
- 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.
- See The Observers.
- "Killing our enemies is one thing. Saving the world is another."
Portrayed by Shaun Smyth
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:
- Da Chief: Leader of the Resistance.
- "You were right about me. I became a Loyalist because Im a coward."
Portrayed by Eric Lange
A loyalist captured by Etta while breaking into Harvard.
- Dirty Coward
- Even Mooks Have Loved Ones: Subverted.
- Go and Sin No More: When Etta lets him go, he decides to join the resistance.
- Talking Your Way Out: Almost worked on Olivia. Failed dismally with Etta. She still lets him go.
- "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
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.
- Body Horror: It doesn't seem to be an issue though.
- Not Afraid to Die: He just doesn't know how to say goodbye to his son.
- Written by the Winners: It's his mission to avoid this.
- "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
Edwin's son, a talented artist who makes comic books about the original Fringe Division.
Dr. Darryl R. Hastings
"I don't report directly to Nina Sharp, but indirectly, sometimes I do."
Portrayed by Gabe Khouth
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.
- Hero-Worshipper: Thinks the sun shines out of Walter's behind.
- Insistent Terminology: He's a doctor, Windmark, not mister.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs: He's a Doctor, Windmark. Get it right.
- Mind Rape: The poor guy tried not to betray Nina. It didn't make a difference.
- Number Two: To Nina Sharp