Charlie Francis/Instance

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Profession:  Agent. Alternate Universe Fringe Division Portrayed by:
Kirk Acevedo
Connections:  Bolivia Dunham, Captain Lincoln Lee, Colonel Broyles
Seen In:  9 of 100 episodes
Status:  Recovering From Broken Arm
Remarks:  Investigating Fringe cases with Olivia and Lincoln Lee
Alternate Version    

Charlie Francis works as a field agent in the parallel universe Fringe Division.


  • He is in charge of the hectic activities in the situation room in Olivia's Cortexiphan vision Federal Building. He has a noticeable scar on his face as he barks orders to the busy alternate reality agents as they mobilize. (The Road Not Taken)
  • He and Bolivia are tasked with Lincoln Lee, with SecDef authority, to apprehend Walter and the Cortexiphan Test subjects. (Over There, Part 1)
  • After learing of a parallel universe, he and Bolivia are tasked to apprehend William Bell, Walter and Olivia. (Over There, Part 2)
  • He works with Lincoln Lee to recapture the escaped Olivia Dunham. (Olivia)
  • He expresses his feeling of uneasiness with Olivia to Captain Lee. When Olivia fails to remember that the system was upgraded a month earlier, he tests her memory of their shared personal encounter at Coney Island. (The Plateau)
  • He says his first partner was caught in Amber during a quarantine in Boston. He desires to be left as is if he ever gets stuck in Amber. (Amber 31422)
  • He disagrees with Fringe Division taking over abduction cases. He also comments that it is impossible for Toomy to carry out the attack without proper scientific knowledge. (The Abducted)
  • He is teased by Bolivia after Mona Foster shows signs of interest in him, supposedly because he's got bugs in his blood. (Immortality)
  • He admits going out to tea with Mona Foster. He doubts Secretary Bishop after learning Bolivia's secret mission was hidden from the team. (Bloodline)
  • Captain Lee mentions that Charlie is on leave with Bug Lady. (One Night In October)
Feeling A Bit Obsolete After Learning Of A Parallel Universe
Yes. I Love A Forward Woman. But I Need To Know That You Want Me -- Not My Intestinal Insects


"Livvy, this job isn't what it was ten years ago. You’ve got alternate universes. I mean, it just -- just wasn't part of my training, you know? I mean, how are we supposed to fight these people? Truth is, Livvy, this makes me feel obsolete, you know?" - (complaining to Olivia, much in the same manner as his counterpart did in this universe) (Over There, Part 2)

"Buddy, why don't you stop focusing on me and just admit... you've got a thing for Liv." - (to Captain Lee, calling him out on the exceptionally strong morale he shares with their team mate) (Bloodline)

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Central Characters: Olivia DunhamPeter BishopWalter BishopPhillip BroylesAstrid FarnsworthNina Sharp
Central Characters (alt): Bolivia DunhamSecretary BishopColonel BroylesLincoln LeeAgent FrancisAgent FarnsworthBrandon Fayette
Recurring Characters: The ObserverAgent LeeHenrietta BishopEllaBellCaptain WindmarkRachelBrandonSam WeissDavid Jones(alt) Nina SharpCharlieNick LaneHenry HigginsThomas NewtonSanford HarrisMitchell LoebJohn Scott
Additional Characters: Episodic CharactersMinor Characters