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The [[fringe:The Vacuum|Vacuum]] (or [[fringe:The Vacuum|the Machine]]) exists in both universes and has the ability to create or destroy worlds. It was designed by [[fringe:Walter Bishop|Walter Bishop]] in 2026 and sent back in time through a wormhole in the shattered universes' fabrics. Somehow, [[fringe:Walternate|Walternate]] acquired the device with the intention of destroying the other universe in order to save his own. He used his son, [[fringe:Peter Bishop|Peter Bishop]], in his insidious plot as nothing more than a pawn in his elaborate agenda.
The [[fringe:The Vacuum|Vacuum]] (or [[fringe:The Vacuum|the Machine]]) exists in both universes and has the ability to create or destroy worlds. It was designed by [[fringe:Walter Bishop|Walter Bishop]] in 2026 and sent back in time through a wormhole in the shattered universes' fabrics. Somehow, [[fringe:Walternate|Walternate]] acquired the device with the intention of destroying the other universe in order to save his own. He used his son, [[fringe:Peter Bishop|Peter Bishop]], in his insidious plot as nothing more than a pawn in his elaborate agenda.


The device is an ontological paradox, having never been created or destroyed, instead, existing in a time loop. It was originally thought to have been created by an ancient civilization called the [[fringe:First People|First People]]. Several sketches were created detailing the device and its uses, most prominently being the one of Peter Bishop activating the Machine with fire coming out of his eyes amid the backdrop of a destroyed city. The artist of these sketches is currently unknown. ("[[fringe:Over There: Part 2|Over There: Part 2]]") Another sketch depicts Olivia Dunham acting as the crowbar.
The device is an ontological paradox, having never been created or destroyed, instead, existing in a time loop. It was originally thought to have been created by an ancient civilization called the [[fringe:First People|First People]]. Several sketches were created detailing the device and its uses, most prominently being the one of Peter Bishop activating the Machine with fire coming out of his eyes amid the backdrop of a destroyed city. The artist of these sketches is currently unknown. (Season 2 Episode 20 "[[fringe:Over There: Part 2|Over There: Part 2]]") Another sketch depicts Olivia Dunham acting as the crowbar.


In the year 2026, Walter realized that the First People were actually not prehistoric beings, but himself. He realized that he could revert the damage by sending the Machine back in time, knowing that it would be discovered by the Fringe Division. He altered the Machine by creating a system that would send Peter's consciousness forward in time. In the future, Peter would be able to see the repercussions of destroying the Alternate Universe and make a different choice.
In the year 2026, Walter realized that the First People were actually not prehistoric beings, but himself. He realized that he could revert the damage by sending the Machine back in time, knowing that it would be discovered by the Fringe Division. He altered the Machine by creating a system that would send Peter's consciousness forward in time. In the future, Peter would be able to see the repercussions of destroying the Alternate Universe and make a different choice.
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Naturally, the most logical decision would be to not send the Machine back at all, thus guaranteeing the Alternate Universe would never be destroyed. However, because the Machine was indeed sent back in time originally, Walter had no choice but to send it back again or else risk creating a paradox. Walter explained to Peter that by instituting a technology that would allow Peter's consciousness to travel forward in time, he would be able to circumvent the rules of time and give Peter the opportunity to create a different choice.
Naturally, the most logical decision would be to not send the Machine back at all, thus guaranteeing the Alternate Universe would never be destroyed. However, because the Machine was indeed sent back in time originally, Walter had no choice but to send it back again or else risk creating a paradox. Walter explained to Peter that by instituting a technology that would allow Peter's consciousness to travel forward in time, he would be able to circumvent the rules of time and give Peter the opportunity to create a different choice.


Walter intended to send the Machine back through time by way of a wormhole, meaning that he, himself, was actually the origin of the First People myth and that the Machine paradoxically exists but cannot exist. ("[[fringe:The Day We Died|The Day We Died]]") As it was transported back to a time period before the two universes split, it was duplicated when the Alternate-Universe was created.
Walter intended to send the Machine back through time by way of a wormhole, meaning that he, himself, was actually the origin of the First People myth and that the Machine paradoxically exists but cannot exist. (Season 3 Episode 20 "[[fringe:The Day We Died|The Day We Died]]") As it was transported back to a time period before the two universes split, it was duplicated when the Alternate-Universe was created.


After Bell dies, Walter inherits [[fringe:Massive Dynamic|Massive Dynamic]] from him. ("[[fringe:The Box|The Box]]") Once they travel back to the prime universe, Walter does not want Peter working on the machine as he believes no good could come from it. Once parts of the machine are found underground, Walter becomes increasingly interested and even allows Peter to work on it in his lab. ("[[fringe:6955 kHz|6955 kHz]]") The machine is eventually put together, but Walter becomes worried when he believes that it is changing Peter. ("[[fringe:Reciprocity|Reciprocity]]")
After Bell dies, Walter inherits [[fringe:Massive Dynamic|Massive Dynamic]] from him (Season 3 Episode 2 "[[fringe:The Box|The Box]]"). Once they travel back to the prime universe, Walter does not want Peter working on the machine as he believes no good could come from it. Once parts of the machine are found underground, Walter becomes increasingly interested and even allows Peter to work on it in his lab. (Season 3 Episode 6 "[[fringe:6955 kHz|6955 kHz]]") The machine is eventually put together, but Walter becomes worried when he believes that it is changing Peter. (Season 3 Episode 11 "[[fringe:Reciprocity|Reciprocity]]")


Later on, Walter begins to worry when the prime universe begins to break down which he believes will lead to what happened to the alternate universe. ("[[fringe:6B|6B]]") When Bell takes over the body of Olivia Dunham, he gets a chance to work with Walter again therefore giving him some closure. ("[[fringe:Stowaway|Stowaway]]") Walter and Peter go into Olivia's mind to rescue her and move Bell's soul into a computer, but the plan doesn't work. ("[[fringe:Lysergic Acid Diethylamide|Lysergic Acid Diethylamide]]")
Later on, Walter begins to worry when the prime universe begins to break down which he believes will lead to what happened to the alternate universe. (Season 3 Episode 14 "[[fringe:6B|6B]]") When Bell takes over the body of Olivia Dunham, he gets a chance to work with Walter again therefore giving him some closure. (Season 3 Episode 17 "[[fringe:Stowaway|Stowaway]]") Walter and Peter go into Olivia's mind to rescue her and move Bell's soul into a computer, but the plan doesn't work. (Season 3 Episode 19 "[[fringe:Lysergic Acid Diethylamide|Lysergic Acid Diethylamide]]")


After Walternate activates the machine on the [[fringe:Alternate Universe|other side]], Peter has to get in it on this side, but Walter isn't willing to let him go. Eventually, he talks to Peter and lets him go into the machine, but Peter is thrown out and is badly injured. '''Walter goes to a church and talks to God, asking Him to save his universe even though he knows he has done bad things.''' ("[[fringe:6:02 AM EST|6:02 AM EST]]")  
After Walternate activates the machine on the [[fringe:Alternate Universe|other side]], Peter has to get in it on this side, but Walter isn't willing to let him go. Eventually, he talks to Peter and lets him go into the machine, but Peter is thrown out and is badly injured. '''Walter goes to a church and talks to God, asking Him to save his universe even though he knows he has done bad things.''' (Season 3 Episode 20 "[[fringe:6:02 AM EST|6:02 AM EST]]")  


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Once Peter gets back into the machine, his consciousness flashes forward to the year 2026. There Walter has been put in prison for destroying the other universe, but Peter is able to get him out to help him on a case. Walter realizes that the [[fringe:First People|First People]] are indeed them and that they have to send the machine back in time through a wormhole that was created by the universe's destruction. Since this future won't happen because the alternate universe wasn't destroyed, it is unknown if any of these events will come to pass. Back in the present day, Peter creates a bridge between the universes but then he is erased from the timeline and Walter is there to witness it. ("[[fringe:The Day We Died|The Day We Died]]")
Once Peter gets back into the machine, his consciousness flashes forward to the year 2026. There Walter has been put in prison for destroying the other universe, but Peter is able to get him out to help him on a case. Walter realizes that the [[fringe:First People|First People]] are indeed them and that they have to send the machine back in time through a wormhole that was created by the universe's destruction. Since this future won't happen because the alternate universe wasn't destroyed, it is unknown if any of these events will come to pass. Back in the present day, Peter creates a bridge between the universes but then he is erased from the timeline and Walter is there to witness it. (Season 3 Episode 22 "[[fringe:The Day We Died|The Day We Died]]")


Walter began working with September to create a [[fringe:Walter%27s_Plan|plan]] to defeat the [[fringe:Observers|Observers]]. The plan was rearranged in Walter's brain to protect him from being read by Observers. Meanwhile, Walter created a series of videotapes leaving detailed directions to obtain all of the pieces of his plan should something happen to him. Before the invasion, William Bell and Walter reconnected. Bell claimed he wanted to help Walter defeat the Observers. However, William betrayed Fringe Division and led the Observers to them. Walter ambered his Harvard Lab and all of the videotapes. He also ambered Astrid, Peter, William, and himself, at an unknown location in New York City to prevent the Observers from reaching them.  In 2036, Walter was discovered in amber by an associate of Henrietta Bishop, his granddaughter. Etta and Simon Foster went to the former Massive Dynamic building to locate pieces of Walter's brain. Restoring Walter to a new form of sanity, the team was ready to begin constructing the plan Walter had designed decades prior to defeat the Observers.
Walter began working with September to create a [[fringe:Walter%27s_Plan|plan]] to defeat the [[fringe:Observers|Observers]]. The plan was rearranged in Walter's brain to protect him from being read by Observers. Meanwhile, Walter created a series of videotapes leaving detailed directions to obtain all of the pieces of his plan should something happen to him. Before the invasion, William Bell and Walter reconnected. Bell claimed he wanted to help Walter defeat the Observers. However, William betrayed Fringe Division and led the Observers to them. Walter ambered his Harvard Lab and all of the videotapes. He also ambered Astrid, Peter, William, and himself, at an unknown location in New York City to prevent the Observers from reaching them.  In 2036, Walter was discovered in amber by an associate of Henrietta Bishop, his granddaughter. Etta and Simon Foster went to the former Massive Dynamic building to locate pieces of Walter's brain. Restoring Walter to a new form of sanity, the team was ready to begin constructing the plan Walter had designed decades prior to defeat the Observers.


The team recovered [[fringe:Michael|Michael]] (the son of [[fringe:September|September]]), a crucial part of the plan. Michael revealed the identity of Donald: September. Once the team tracked down September, they were able to gain a better understanding of the history of the plan. They followed Donald to a storage facility to acquire the final pieces of the plan. ("[[fringe:The Boy Must Live|The Boy Must Live]]") The final step of the plan, which would send Michael forward in time, required Walter. Michael would be incapable of communicating with the scientists, so he needed an escort. However, in order to safely travel through time, an innoculation was required. Walter was innoculated in 2015, believing it would redeem him for his hubris and breaking the universe many years before. He also left one innoculation in amber with the tapes in case something were to happen to him. September took the last innoculation in 2036 and explained to Walter that he wanted to take his son to prove his love for him once and for all. However, moments after the portal was opened, September was gunned down by Loyalists.
The team recovered [[fringe:Michael|Michael]] (the son of [[fringe:September|September]]), a crucial part of the plan. Michael revealed the identity of Donald: September. Once the team tracked down September, they were able to gain a better understanding of the history of the plan. They followed Donald to a storage facility to acquire the final pieces of the plan. (Season 5 Episode 11 "[[fringe:The Boy Must Live|The Boy Must Live]]") The final step of the plan, which would send Michael forward in time, required Walter. Michael would be incapable of communicating with the scientists, so he needed an escort. However, in order to safely travel through time, an innoculation was required. Walter was innoculated in 2015, believing it would redeem him for his hubris and breaking the universe many years before. He also left one innoculation in amber with the tapes in case something were to happen to him. September took the last innoculation in 2036 and explained to Walter that he wanted to take his son to prove his love for him once and for all. However, moments after the portal was opened, September was gunned down by Loyalists.


Walter realized that it had always been his destiny and that he must sacrifice his life with his son in order to save the world. Walter took the boy to the year 2167 and prevented scientists from creating the emotionless Observers. Michael acted as an example of what could be - human emotion did not need to be sacrificed for higher intellect. However, this would cause a paradox. If the timeline was reset, the Observers would never invade, meaning Walter would never have occasion to take Michael to the future. Walter's experiences that stemmed from the moment of the Invasion caused his plan to be put into effect. Nature would automatically stamp out Walter at the moment of the invasion to rectify this paradox, allowing for his Alternate Timeline self to still exist in 2167, thus closing the time loop and allowing for the people he loved to live happily and blissfully ignorant to the horrible ordeals they were exposed to in 2036. ("[[fringe:An Enemy of Fate|An Enemy of Fate]]")
Walter realized that it had always been his destiny and that he must sacrifice his life with his son in order to save the world. Walter took the boy to the year 2167 and prevented scientists from creating the emotionless Observers. Michael acted as an example of what could be - human emotion did not need to be sacrificed for higher intellect. However, this would cause a paradox. If the timeline was reset, the Observers would never invade, meaning Walter would never have occasion to take Michael to the future. Walter's experiences that stemmed from the moment of the Invasion caused his plan to be put into effect. Nature would automatically stamp out Walter at the moment of the invasion to rectify this paradox, allowing for his Alternate Timeline self to still exist in 2167, thus closing the time loop and allowing for the people he loved to live happily and blissfully ignorant to the horrible ordeals they were exposed to in 2036. (Season 5 Episode 13 "[[fringe:An Enemy of Fate|An Enemy of Fate]]")


Walter was erased from the timeline in 2015. His very existence would be considered a paradox, as two versions of himself would be existing at once - one in the present day and the other, a version that had experienced 2036 and taken Michael to 2167. His 2015, Final Timeline self, was erased by nature in order to allow his 2036 self to exist and prevent the future scientists from sacrificing human emotion while creating Observers, preventing a time loop and paradox. Before he was erased, Walter sent Peter a white tulip and left a video explaining everything at the Harvard Lab.
Walter was erased from the timeline in 2015. His very existence would be considered a paradox, as two versions of himself would be existing at once - one in the present day and the other, a version that had experienced 2036 and taken Michael to 2167. His 2015, Final Timeline self, was erased by nature in order to allow his 2036 self to exist and prevent the future scientists from sacrificing human emotion while creating Observers, preventing a time loop and paradox. Before he was erased, Walter sent Peter a white tulip and left a video explaining everything at the Harvard Lab.