|Lars Fillmore/Philip J. Fry|
|Age|| 2040 (Chronologically) |
|First appearance||Bender's Big Score|
|Voiced by||Billy West|
Philip J. Fry (August 14, 1974 - January 1, 3008), better known as Fry and his alias Lars Fillmore, is a time-duplicate of Fry living under an assumed name. He worked as a technician at the Head Museum, where he met Leela and briefly dated her, prior to his true identity being revealed. His personality was said to be Fry's once he gained some maturity.
Fry, while being chased by Nudar, exclaims he hates the future and reads the time travel code on his buttocks with a magnifying glass and is sent back to the year 2000. He returns to Panucci's Pizza but, lacking money, he returns to the cryogenic lab to eat I.C. Weiner's pizza from earlier in the night. The pizza is ice cold, so he goes back in time to get it while it is warm, creating the time-duplicate Fry who would become Lars, while the original Fry would return to the future after falling into a cryogenic tube. This Fry, instead of using the time code again, decided to rent the upstairs storage above Panucci's. During this time, the time-duplicate Fry reintegrated into 21st century life, spending time with his family, delivering pizzas, using his Seven Leaf Clover on his brother and hanging out with his dog Seymour Asses.
By 2003, after several years of pining after a not yet existent Leela, the time-duplicate Fry gets a job with a disoriented narwhal named Leelu at the Old New York Aquarium after seeing a special interest story on the evening news. He stays with her until 2010, when he had to release her into the sea. Fry decides to try and go after her on a small ship owned by Mr. Panucci's cousin Leroy. After two years of searching, he finally manages to catch her and bring her aboard the ship.
But like Leela, Leelu wanted to be with another male, a narwhal, instead of Fry. A now emotionally broken and visibly aging Fry hesitantly releases the narwhal and returns to Old New York. He enters his apartment above a now closed and run down Panucci's Pizza. Bender, being controlled by Nudar and forced to go back in time to kill Fry, the robot destroys the building and inadvertently flash fossilizes an aged Seymour in the process.
(On a related side note: In the newly canonized paradox corrected reality, Seymour is seen being loved and cared for by Fry until 2012 when the dog is inadvertently fossilized by Bender's weapon, explaining his proud and upright stance (instead of the broken dog last shown laying down to die at the end of Jurassic Bark.) These chain of events, by causality cancel out the newly replaced "old / original" reality when the once playful, loving and grateful dog was shown inconsolably waiting for Fry every day outside of Panucci's for 12 years after Fry was frozen.
In continuation, the inside of the apartment is shown engulfed in flames, burning off Fry's hair as well as damaging his larynx; causing his voice to deepen. Duplicate Fry then discovers he was Lars Filmore all along after seeing both his newly altered appearance in a mirror and an old picture of Lars and Leela compelling him to run to Applied Cryogenics to be frozen by hitching a ride in his former girlfriend Michelle's tube freezing himself to be with Leela, further correcting the paradox.
When he awakens in the 31st century, he gets a job at the Head Museum and eventually meets Leela, during which Hermes was decapitated and his body was crushed. After a short courtship they decide to get married, but during the wedding, Hermes, who had a time paradox duplicate body made to win back LaBarbara, was decapitated again by causality. After Farnsworth said that time paradox duplicates of living things are predestined to be doomed, Lars realized what he'd be putting Leela through if he died and called off the wedding.
After the big battle for Earth, Fry tries to get Lars and Leela back together, but the former says that it is impossible. Just before Lars could tell Fry the whole truth, Nudar shows up, having survived Farnsworth's doomday device through use of a doom-proof vest, demands the time code from Lars, threatening to kill Leela. Lars tricks Nudar by pulling out a self destructing Bender paradox out of the freezer, holds him down over Nudar and all three are killed. The explosion then revealed the time tattoo on Lars' buttocks.
At his funeral, his living will video is played and it is officially revealed to all that Lars Filmore was indeed a time duplicate all along.
He died on December 31, 3007 or January 1, 3008, depending how you look at it.