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"That's the key... it's coming... too late now... death is the answer..."
—Pete Fancher[1]

Pete Fancher was a surveyor who was part of Jennifer Barrow's team that found Marker 3A on Aegis VII.


Due to his close contact with the Red Marker, he began to suffer from severe insomnia and later dementia.[note 1]

His wife called Tom Sciarello for a house visit as Pete refused to go to the Medical Center. Dr. Sciarello, observing Fancher's agitated state, attempted to administer a sedative to calm him down. Unfortunately, upon seeing the syringe, Pete Fancher reacted violently, tackling the doctor in an attempt to strangle him. Mrs. Fancher intervened, stabbing Pete in the side of the neck with the sedative, ending Pete's assault and saving Sciarello.


  1. In many ways, Pete Fancher is a reference point for behavior associated with the Red Marker, specifically insomnia, depression, compulsive scrawling, and violent behavior. For additional information, see: Crazed Colonist