Philip Guy, better known as just Phil, is a main character in BlueyCapsules. He is a young businessman and the manager of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria (1986). He was the first person employed at the original iteration of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria in 1984, formerly having worked for Boss Boseman at a different local business. He was tasked with dealing with business calls and recording instructional tapes for new employees, as well as a myriad of other jobs, which left him feeling incredibly stressed.
After being forced to keep quiet about the truth of the Missing Children Incident, Phil hardened considerably and became much more stressed. Despite this, he accepted the job of manager at the newest iteration of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria, though he struggles with the lack of employees and the...incompetence of those he does have.
Humble, kind-hearted, and agreeable, Phil is a top-notch employee who is very dedicated to his work, even though is pretty exasperated by the heavy workload. Though he tries his best to be patient, especially with kids, most of the time he has to poorly mask his frustration. Despite some considering him to be a natural leader, others would argue he is definitely the follower type, easily convinced into doing whatever someone asks of him. He gets extremely frustrated when others do not take him seriously, which happens fairly often.
Phil is, at his core, a hopeless romantic. He copes with the debilitating monotony and loneliness of living in 1980's Utah as a gay man by imagining himself as the protagonist of the romcoms or anime ova's that he loves, and his ultimate dream is to run far away and see the world, preferably with someone special. Unfortunately, something keeps him going back to mopping floors and pushing papers at Freddy Fazbear's - fear of what could await him outside the borders of Hurricane?
Phil was born in a home by the banks of the Virgin River in Hurricane, Utah to his Filipino immigrant parents. Throughout his schooling he was quiet and reserved, to the surprise of his boisterous mother and father who tried to encourage him to be outgoing and raise a bit of hell. Regardless, they supported him unconditionally and he grew up in accepting and loving environment. He attended college as a commuter for business, finishing his bachelor's degree in 1982. After graduating, he moved out of his parents home into a small apartment nearby, at which time he was hired at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. His parents still call frequently, to his slight embarrassment and annoyance, though he loves them dearly.
At Freddy's, Phil shouldered nearly the entire brunt of the work- cleaning, cooking, taking phone calls, interacting with customers, and recording instructional tapes. His original happy-go-lucky demeanor was quickly tampered to a perpetual exhaustion from the workload and his often dismissive or condescending treatment, though his optimism tried its best to persist. Phil’s breaking point was the departure of Boseman from the company, after which William and Henry became scarce, consumed with planning for the new locations. He was left to entirely run the restaurant himself in the weeks preceding its closure, which he managed with a fair amount of success until a fateful night where he stumbled upon the corpses of the five missing children while trying to complete repairs on the Fredbear animatronic. Manipulated by a conveniently present William Afton into keeping quiet “for the sake of the families’ peace of mind” and cleaning up the mess left in the animatronics, Phil was profoundly traumatized by the events of that night.
The overwhelming guilt of the decision to not report the bodies and the experience of running the previous pizzeria singlehandedly was critical in his transformation over the two years before he would assume his position as manager at the new Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Having sequestered himself away from society, he tried to find the answer to coping in the local library. Unfortunately, they had no books with chapters on how to recover from being an unwilling accomplice to child murder. He developed a stern, closed-off outer shell to protect his increasingly fragile and volatile inner emotions.
Upon first meeting employee Dave Miller Phil was put off by his bizarre and overbearing personality, but over time was charmed by him and the two became quite close. This, along with his growing father-son relationship with employee Jeremy Fitzgerald helped him to take down some of the walls he had built following the Missing Children Incident. He was wounded in turn for this vulnerability by William's cruelty, abandoning him suddenly without a second thought when he deserted the Dave Miller identity. Phil was left extremely distraught and depressed, questioning if something terrible had happened to Dave or even if a previous altercation between them had been the cause for his disappearance. Through his guilt and sorrow, he persevered trying to put on a happy face for the sake of his employees and sought to hire someone new for the dayshift, landing on Fritz Smith.
- His last name "Guy" is of French origin, and is pronounced as "gee" (hard G) rather than "guy". People tend to mispronounce his name and he usually doesn't have the energy to correct them.
- He is gay.
- He suffers from PTSD following his role in the Missing Children Incident.
- He speaks English and Tagalog natively, having chiefly spoken the latter with his parents at home.
- In his free time, he enjoys fishing, sewing, watching romcoms and reading romance manga.
- He has an interest in Japanese mori kei fashion.
- His least favorite film is Grease.
- He has a considerable rivalry with Chauncey Bohner-Focker.
- He was designed by Celeste / @meowmitake