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In Star Trek: Enterprise, there was a silhouetted figure that was informing Silik and the rest of the Cabal. I don't recall ever seeing who he was, or what he was trying to do. Who was he?

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He was future Archer.

This was not revealed in the show itself, but by producer Brannon Braga on Twitter in 2012, and again in 2015.

Here are the 2012 tweets:

Brannon Braga, 8:59 a.m. 26th November 2012: “RT@JamieFriend12:Mr Braga...if the show had a 5th season would have revealed who future guy was?//Yes. Future Guy was Archer.” Brannon Braga, 9:13 a.m. 26th November 2012: “RT@thejimsmith:..were Future Guy’s motives purer than we thought?//Archer was trying to correct history. He was pure in his own mind.” Brannon Braga, 1:40 p.m. 26th November 2012: “For those wondering, Archer as Future Guy was always the idea. Trying to repair a corrupt future by influencing his innocent past self.” Brannon Braga, 5:38 p.m. 26th November 2012: “RT @tronprogram2: thought Future Guy was supposed to be a Romulan?//There was talk of a Romulan red herring. But it’s Archer.”

Here is the 2015 tweet:

Archer was Future Guy. He was manipulating his own destiny from the future.

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According to the 2012 tweets, had the series secured a Season 5, the Archer = Future Guy reveal would have happened then. Braga also says that future Archer's actions were an attempt "to correct history" and "repair a corrupt future".

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    Ah; I now remember him jumping out of the "silhouette podium" to attack Silik. – Jeremy Heiler Jun 10 '16 at 3:26
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    @JeremyHeiler : Indeed, but it was never made clear that the future humanoid who we had been seeing was Archer --- only that Daniels had returned Archer to that exact place (the podium) and time so that he could stop Silik. There was also a long-running rumour about a Romulan being the Future Guy. Braga's tweets settled the issue once and for all. – Praxis Jun 10 '16 at 3:32
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    Sorry, no. Tweets several years later that contradict previous statements are less accurate and valid a source than interviews that are closer to the production and are more in line with what other sources say. He probably is just remembering wrong or making stuff up as it is a long ago for him now and he's worked on other things. Even if it were the case that was 100% absolutely the plan, at any CBS or any number of events could have and can nix the idea from ever becoming canon so it's wrong to say it is. – Durakken Jul 24 '16 at 5:39
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    Actually Future Guy might have been a Romulan. It was just a time travelling scientist that replaced the Romulan Guy for a few days using the Quantum Leap technology. Others would still see him as the Romulan Guy. – Mario Jul 24 '16 at 7:04
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    He was trying to prevent the Kelvin timeline. – Jerry Nixon Aug 4 '16 at 5:37

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