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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.

(Source)

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
  • Yeah, true. I was thinking he was a Vulcan at first, then considered that he may be a Romulan once they started to appear in the series. Thanks! I didn't expect there to be such a clear-cut answer. – Jeremy Heiler Jun 10 '16 at 3:35
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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 - TOS Aug 4 '16 at 5:37

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