Phil Gacks is a character in 5 Years Later. He first appeared in Chapter 8: Risen. The son of Bill Gacks, Phillip "Phil" Gacks is a member of the Plumbers, appointed the janitor of the Plumber Base in the Orion-Cygnus District.
Phil is a small caucasian male with a scar on his right cheek. He has long brown hair and a beard. He wears a maroon beanie with a maroon, brown, and olive green janitor shirt and pants.
Phil is a bit of a burnout. He's a very laid back and go lucky type of guy. Even though he doesn't have the greatest job in the world he does take pride in the work that he does for the Plumbers.
- Modified Alien Broom- Phil has an electric broom enhanced by Cooper, unknown capabilities.
- Human Weaknesses- Phil is still only human. If he is caught by surprise, weakened, or simply not strong enough to face a certain foe, he can be killed as any human could.
Phil is the son of ordinary plumber and keytar master of the band Jagwyre Bill Gacks. Before Phil was given a job at the Orion-Cygnus Plumber Base he was a burnout and didn't really do much. His dad thought that putting him into the Plumbers Academy would have been good work for him. Phill got his job by Ben Tennyson in order to pay off a slew of favors that Ben owed Bill. The only spot that was available to him was a janitor because he has no experience or smarts. The Plumbers just stuck him in the lowest rank to make good on the favor without having to do much.
In Chapter 8: Risen (Page 17-22), Phil was strapped to the wall as Blukic and Driba were procrastinating the completion of the Ghost Portal. Phil later aids Eve and Chirp against Ember when she attacks the base.
- Chapter 8: Risen (First Appearance)
- Phil is based on the member of the Ink Tank, O.R.Ash.
- Before it was decided that Phil Gacks would be a human character, a lot of different alien species were considered for him to be. Some of the potential races considered for him were Chimera Sui Generis, Gourmand, Planchaküle, and a Splixson.
- He was defaulted to human to contrast with the other members on the base all being alien.