September purposely stopped the growth process, leaving Michael a child possessing both a powerful Observer-intellects and human emotion, creating an anomaly in danger of being destroyed by the Observers. The pair is picked up by the Gestapo and thrown in prison. After Walter and Peter "die" within her mind, William aids Olivia in escaping until she is able to confront her own fears, enabling her to take back control of her body. "You're gonna be fine.". While following his "ghost" she discovers a hideout of his where he seemed to be conducting an independent investigation into the "pattern". He often says things which seem so obvious that no one else wants to say (or thinks necessary) and tends to burst into song while working, as he believes it helps him think. He is instructed to insert a device into the bridge between universes but instead turns himself in to prime-universe Broyles. This process occurs after the shapeshifter has killed the target prior to the transformation; without the device, the shapeshifter is locked in its current form. ZFT which stands for "Zerstörung durch Fortschritte der Technologie" (in German for "Destruction through technological process"), It is a notorious terrorist organization that deals in scientific experiments and an antagonistic faction in the sci-fi TV series Fringe. 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. After Walter and the rest of Fringe Amber themselves, Donald returns to the pocket universe to extract Michael, then sheltering him with former Resistance fighters who escape detection by isolating themselves on a remote island. Because of this he appeared seven times in the Business Leaders Journal's list of "America's Most Inspiring Corporate Leaders". Charles "Charlie" Francis (portrayed by Kirk Acevedo; main: season 1–2; recurring: season 3) is an FBI Special Agent, who holds the position of a supervisor. Bishop is convinced the original Fringe team survived the seize and are still alive. This connection ties him to "the Pattern", the incidents investigated by the Fringe Division, making him a suspected terrorist. Voice actor Leonard Nimoy has been heard on an old VHS tape before his first appearance on the show, but was not credited. William tells Olivia to pass on the message "I knew the dog wouldn't hunt" to Walter. Olivia Dunham (portrayed by Anna Torv as an adult and Ada Berker and Karley Scott Collins as a young girl; main: season 1–5) is a young FBI agent assigned to a multi-agency task force of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called the "Fringe division". He is the only main antagonist whose ultimate fate is unknown. He is called in to audit the procedures of the Fringe Division, and puts a clear emphasis on Olivia's actions. At first he seems to doubt himself, saying that he "feels like he's missing something, that Broyles would see something he wouldn't" ("Immortality") but he gains more confidence after apprehending the culprit. Having been locked up for 17 years in a mental institute prior to becoming assigned to the Fringe division, Walter often expresses wonder at modern technology, and seems to be disconnected from the world, sometimes leaving his son to decode his rantings for others. In fact, he considered himself already dead. Broyles later notes that he was never found. [29] Several other shapeshifters have been shown in the series, including one that aids in the parallel universe's Olivia's escape from the prime universe. William returns in the future, trapped in amber with the Fringe team in 2036. 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