Courtney over at The Fringe Podcast has made an intriguing connection regarding The Observer. In the above image taken from the first issue of the Fringe comic, a shadowy figure with a top hat, suit and tie can be seen observing the young Walter Bishop and standing next to the elusive William Bell. Could this man be The Observer!? It sure looks like him – if you compare the shadowy figure (A) to the inset picture of the Observer (B), the resemblance is uncanny, in my opinion.
If it is the same guy, or one of the Observers people, then it further corroborates the idea that the Observer has been around for a long time – pre-dating the time he rescued the Bishop boys from the clutches of that freezing lake. Which would further suggest that his intervention on that day wasn’t just a chance happening, but something far more intricate.
What do you think, is Courtney on to something – is the man in the comic the Observer? Courtney and Darrell from The Fringe Podcast have a poll up over on their site, so be sure to cast your vote! It’s also worth checking out their episode podcasts, if you haven’t done so already, they’re putting out good Fringe content on a weekly basis.