|Profession:||Special Agent, Department of Homeland Security||Portrayed by: |
|Also Known As:||Colonel (retired/reserve military rank), Phil|
|Family:||Diane (ex-wife), "kids"|
|Connections:||Nina Sharp, Sanford Harris, Senator Van Horn, Patricia Van Horn|
|Remarks:||Secretly assisting The Resistance against The Observers|
|Images of Phillip Broyles Alternate Version|
Phillip Broyles is a Special Agent-in-Charge with the Department of Homeland Security. He leads the Fringe Division, a multi-agency task force with an overt mission of identifying, investigating and solving the expanding number of science-related crimes that have amassed over the past few years.
Besides leading Fringe Division, Broyles reports to an Oversight Committee, a group involved in the highly classified investigation of The Pattern. He selected the members of the Science Team to assist in this endeavor. Initially somewhat reluctant to share information with Olivia, Broyles has been impressed with the results of her work and has come to trust her abilities, even to the point of considering her a "superstar" according to Sanford Harris (Bound).
In The Ghost Network, Broyles hands over a high-tech micro-disk to Nina that was recovered during the investigation, telling her "I'm sure you can understand why I don't want to go through channels". In Safe, Broyles confronts her, practically accusing her of being behind Olivia's abduction.
Broyles appears to maintain a close business relationship with Nina Sharp, a member of the Oversight Committee and Chief Operating Officer of Massive Dynamic, but the full nature of their relationship is unclear, following a quick, somewhat romantic, kiss on the lips outside of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (A New Day In The Old Town).
In Earthling, he travels to his ex-wife's home to inform her that he has finally closed the case he obsessed over, four years early. The case contributed significantly to the detriment of their marriage, and ultimately to their divorce. Diane seemed happy for him, assumed he wanted to see their children and invited him in for dinner. Phillip chose not to stay after her current male-friend greeted him. Broyles departs and is intercepted by a CIA colleague in the dark street. Broyles is reminded that he has a real friend in Oversight Committee member, Senator Van Horn, plus, there isn't going to be any report on the cosmonaut - essentially, What happened in planetary orbit - stays in planetary orbit.
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1) Do not answer the questions here.
- Why did Homeland Security and Congress select him to lead the Fringe Division?
- In what branch of the military did he serve?
- Was his continuing rank of Colonel granted as a result full-retirement, or was he a member of the Reserves and reactivated as needed?
- Did he and Nina have an intimate personal relationship?
- If so, was that the reason he and the mother of his children divorced in the original timeline?
- Did he know/suspect the presence of an alternate universe before Olivia and Walter joined the team?
- Did he know/suspect that Observers were time-travellers before Olivia and Walter joined the team?