- "Dammit, Phil!"
During the late 2010s, Phil worked as an Engineer at Nighthaven's Quantum Concepts & Robotics division under Anja Katarina "Osa" Janković. One night, Phil was working with Osa on a military drone prototype. Osa told him of one of her favorite movies, Empress of the Plutomatons and was in disbelief that he hadn’t seen it yet. Phil tried to decline her offer to bring him a copy of the movie the next day but was cut off by Osa who asserted that she was making it mandatory for all of her team members to watch it. Phil then reassured Osa that he had deactivated the drone's targeting system and left for the night.
Intrigued by the film Osa spoke of, Phil found it online and watched it that night. Unfortunately, Phil had not deactivated the targeting system which caused it to attack several Nighthaven guards. Osa managed to avoid injury and was able to disable the drone by lodging her Talon 1 prototype into it. The next day, Phil walked into the building and began praising the film when he noticed the damage caused by the drone. Phil was relieved that Osa was okay and asked about the guards. Osa told him they were fine as she was the one who built their armor. Phil apologized, swearing he had turned the targeting system off. Osa then showed him a blueprint of the Talon 2 and told him he could keep his job if he built it. Puzzled, Phil asked what the device was, only to be told to check the Talon 1 which was still lodged in the drone's head.
- Phil is the first new named character to appear in the Siege Stories comics
- The same drone appears in the Crystal Guard story trailer.