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You know, there's no rules in Colombian jails. No, um, guards to keep one guy from doing whatever to another Unless you've got something to bribe 'em with. No-one to turn to. You can beg and you can scream, but nobody hears you. Every night, I go back there. I can still smell them on my skin.
~ Fleming on his time in a South American jail.
Nat, I'm sorry. Last phone call, I promise. But I have to see you today, face to face, just this one time/I know you're serious about this guy. I just... I need to say goodbye to you in person.
~ Fleming talking to his ex-girlfriend, Natalie Braddock.

David Fleming is a villain who appeared in the Canadian TV series, "Flashpoint", most notably in the show's Season 4 episode, "Blue on Blue".

He is played by Canadian actor, Michael Shanks who is best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson in the long-running Canadian/American sci-fi series, Stargate SG-1 and for also playing villainous rogue agent, Victor Stecker-Epps in the American TV series, "Burn Notice".



Most of David Fleming's history is unknown but at some point, he met Natalie Braddock, the brother of Sam Braddock with the two beginning a romantic relationship although it can be presumed that the relationship was one-sided.

On their way home, both David and Natalie were caught with drugs in their luggage and as such, both wound up in a jail in Colombia.

Although Natalie was eventually released thanks to her father who was a General, David was not so fortunate and remained in the jail for a prolonged amount of time where he was tortured with the effects of the torture leaving a permanent scar that lay beneath the right side of his stomach and just beside his bellybutton while David himself became emotionally and psychologically damaged.

At some point, after spending ten months in jail, David was eventually freed from jail and returned to Canada a month prior to the events of "Blue On Blue" although he was left consumed with a strong desire for revenge against Natalie.

It is also presumed that at some point he did some digging into Natalie's past and discovered that she was now dating Mike "Spike" Scarlatti, a member of Team One.

David also formed a partnership with Vince Albin.


At first, David appears to be a charming man but this is quickly revealed to be nothing than a facade as he is in fact a psychopathic, aggressive, impatient, cold-blooded, ruthless man hell-bent on revenge and who also has little or no regard for human life which is demonstrated when he shoots his partner.

In addition, David is so viciously haunted by his past that he is willing to go to great lengths to exact his revenge. He has no remorse for what he does and also tends to ignore anyone who tries to reason with him.

He also displays a lack of patience which is seen when he viciously slaps Spike after an attempt to invade the Evidence Depot has gone wrong.

David later shows alpha male or dominant behavior and does not tolerate being challenged or doubted.


  • Natalie Braddock- (took hostage, presumably intended/attempted to kill, failed).
  • Mike "Spike" Scarlatti- (took hostage, physically assaulted/slapped, presumably intended to kill, also failed).
  • Vince Albin- (shot dead).


(These are the people one of David's goons attempted to kill with David himself ordering the killing):

  • Ed Lane- (attempted to kill via C4, failed).
  • Julianna Callaghan- (attempted to kill via C4, failed).
  • Sam Braddock- (attempted to kill via C4, failed).
  • Rafik Rousseau- (attempted to kill via C4, failed).



You have no idea!
~ Fleming pulling up his shirt and showing Natalie the scar on his stomach and bellybutton, one that he sustained as a result of being tortured while imprisoned in a South American jail.
You owe me, Natalie. You don't just get to walk away.
You're gonna do something for me, Natalie.
She's done. Tie her up.
~ Fleming aiming a gun at Mike "Spike" Scarlatti, Fleming having presumably forced Natalie to lure Spike to the apartment.
Let's get to work.
~ Fleming to Spike.
You have to get them through three gates, and to the main evidence depot. Now, if you need more persuasion... (Fleming grabs the back of Natalie's hair, causing her to cry out in pain).
Get them in and out. (Fleming snaps his fingers)
~ Fleming ordering Spike to help two of Fleming's goons break into an evidence depot.
(Fleming laughs). Wow. You hear that, Nat? Even after you trick him and you lure him here and he's handcuffed to a chair, he's still worried about you. How do you do that, huh? See, Spike, with me, it was like, uh.. You know, everything's great, she's all happy-go-lucky, let's live in the moment, right? Next thing you know, I'm in a Colombian jail and she's on a plane right back home. See, lucky for me, I had a good friend, who, after 10 months, tracks me down in Hell (hisses the word, "Hell") and persuades the Devil to save my soul with some serious cash. And when he starts planning this little project, I tell him, I can make that happen. Because that's what friends do.
~ Fleming to Spike on their respective ex or current girlfriend, Natalie.
What's the plan, Scarlatti? (When Spike doesn't respond, Fleming hits Spike, causing Spike to grunt with pain while Natalie cries out, horrified). Fleming: (again with forced patience): What is the plan?
~ Fleming after hitting Spike.
~ Fleming before he shoots his friend/business partner, Vince Albin dead.
(tightly) Five minutes. I brought you five minutes. This doesn't change anything. Get them out. (yells) GET THEM OUT!
~ Fleming to Spike after Spike witnesses Fleming shoot his partner, Albin dead and in cold blood.

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