Not much is known about the early years of the organization, but a ZFT manifesto was created that spelled out the organization's goals and beliefs. [13] Walternate convinces Peter to return home to the Other Universe, though he later goes back, though not before Walternate appears to have Olivia replaced by her own counterpart, as part of an unknown plan regarding Peter.[14]. Beginning in the second season, a parallel universe is revealed; many of the characters, portrayed by the same actors, exist simultaneously in the original and parallel realities. Voice actor Leonard Nimoy has been heard on an old VHS tape before his first appearance on the show, but was not credited. [32] This version of Agent Lee has also developed some romantic feelings towards Olivia, but does not fully act upon them due to the complications caused by the return of Peter. After realizing his plan had been foiled, William rang a bell that was aboard his ship and evaporated into thin air. [6] In the episode "6:02 AM EST" it is revealed that she has named the baby Henry. Over the course of the show Olivia develops a romantic relationship with Peter. A now-living David Robert Jones has, however, tempted him into an alliance. After running away from home, Peter finally comes to accept this Elizabeth as his mother, which later led to her suicide in 2001. She removed Peter, Astrid, and Walter from amber. Shapeshifters. [50] Cerveris further is credited with creating the written Observer language during his scenes in "The Arrival", which the production team later extrapolated into a complete language for the show.[51]. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Fringe_characters&oldid=995273652#William_Bell, Lists of science fiction television characters, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 December 2020, at 03:26. Nina is often cryptic and cautious of interacting with the Fringe members; though she will provide Massive Dynamic's services when necessary, she does not always reveal the full truth of the situation. He initially harbors resentment for Olivia as she was responsible for prosecuting his friend Sanford Harris, but comes to respect Olivia's aptitude and later defends her against Harris. History Massive Dynamic was founded by William Bell (played by Leonard Nimoy) in 1992 as BELLMEDICS, alongside Chief operating officer Nina Sharp (played by Blair Brown), Bell's long-time friend, colleague and occasional romantic interest. After being taken into custody by the Fringe Division, he learns that the point of divergence in the timeline is that September never saved him from drowning in Reiden Lake when Walter brought him over from the alternate universe. The response is a coded message picked up by Loeb, who is secretly working for Jones.[37]. He is a close friend of Phillip Broyles. He was released from hospital under Olivia's care. With Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown. He successfully kills all of the ones identified, but it remains to be seen if he eliminated all of them.[12]. Fringe belongs to Warner Bros. Entertainment NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT intended. Claire?!? However, not too long after, Olivia regains control of her body briefly, confused and in a trance before William takes back over. Broyles later notes that he was never found. David Robert Jones (portrayed by Jared Harris) is a biochemist and former employee of William Bell and Massive Dynamic, a connection that wasn't revealed until the season one finale. In a 2036 future that will never happen, she was a secret member of the Resistance against the Observers as well as a Fringe Division agent. ("Lysergic Acid Diethylamide"), As explained by William at the end of Season 2, the alternate version of William was killed as a young man in a car accident. 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