Phil Fleischman, known as Flesh is a main character during Season One,Season Two and Season Three of SyFy's Van Hesling. He is portrayed by Vincent Gale

Once a human named Phil, he became one of the first vampires turned by Julius. After The Rising, he served as one of Julius' top lieutenants, and was sent to bite "the dead woman," Vanessa Van Helsing. This resulted in his reversion, returning him to a human state.

Character Description Edit

“When Flesh became a vampire, his humanity disappeared. He feasted on the blood of those he once cared for with murderous glee. But after biting Vanessa Helsing, he turned human again! Dealing with vampires is nothing compared to living with the guilt of what he once was.” [1]

Biography Edit

Before The Rising, Phil lived in a family home with his wife and their two children, a five-year-old daughter and a toddler son. He worked as a manager, presumably at a store given his name tag and clothing.

On the day of the Rising, Phil was bitten by a vampire named Julius, whose brood he joined at some point.

On the sixth episode of the third season, Phil put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. A few seconds later, his head healed and he stood back up unharmed.

Season One Edit

Flesh survives for a all of Season One. When he is first introduced he attempts to turn the comatose Vanessa into a vampire but it backfires and the shock wakes her up and he is turned into a human. Despite the animosity of the rest of the group he remains in the hospital and befriends Vanessa who he sees as his leader/savior after she cured him. He suffers with the guilt of killing his family and random strangers but with his help the group defends against Julius and his vampire army. When the group escapes and finds a small community he elects to stay and start a new life, but the town is shortly after wiped out and he barely escapes alive. He later meets a group of resistance fighters who try to assassinate a vampire "regent" called Dmitri but a traitor reveals the plot and many are killed. Flesh reunites with Mohamad (who's sister was the traitor) and with a resistance fighter named Lucy escape into the woods.

Personality Edit

As a human, Phil seemed like a decent man. He was willing to approach a stranger despite the chaos happening around him. He also seemed like a good husband and father, as his wife and daughter were pleased when he came home.

As a vampire, Flesh had no conscience and performed no shortage of terrible acts. Now that he is human again, he feels all the pain and guilt he caused. He admitted that he couldn't live with himself after the atrocities he committed; in particular, he was horrified with what he did to his family. However, he was also still hopeful that his wife was still around, and was willing to bet that she would want to be human again.

Flesh was also quite versatile, and patiently endured the survivors' unwelcoming and suspicious attitudes. However, he was also worried they would turn on him, and worked hard to be trustworthy enough to find allies among his companions.

Abilities Edit

Flesh possessed the typical abilities associated with vampires, such as advanced strength, speed, longevity, etc. Any injury and disability was healed, leaving him at the peak of his physical capabilities. However after feeding on Vanessa and reverting to human state, he no longer has any of these abilities. In fact, his old shoulder injury has reemerged and his poor eyesight has returned, forcing him to use glasses (with the wrong prescription).

After being bitten by two different variations of vampires, Flesh has the following abilities

  • Vampire Virus Immunity: Flesh, along with the others bitten by Vanessa, is immune to the vampire bite and his blood is unappetizing and does not provide nourishment to vampires. He can also sense Vanessa's presence.
  • Rapid Cellular Regeneration: Flesh has been changed into an enhanced human due to being changed back from being a vampire and then bit by a vampire from Scar's bloodline, a vampire who was experimented on. The changes allows him to heal from any injury near instantaneously. It appears to have corrected his vision again.
  • Resurrection: After being bitten by a daywalker, a vampire of Scar's bloodline, Flesh will resurrect anytime he is killed from damage that he cannot regenerate in time. He will go into a hibernation-like death state and he will eventually regenerate and come back to life. This has been shown after he was killed by a pack of feral daywalkers and buried; when he tried to commit suicide by a gunshot to the head and by falling off a 5 story building. The length of time it takes to resurrect, appears to be correlated with the amount of damage that he has received. He may be immortal.

Arsenal Edit

  • Assault rifle, presumably any firearm

Appearances Edit

Vampire Vampire

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Official Character Description From SyFy Website
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