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Desiree Nguyen
Biographical Information
Real Name: Desiree Nquyen
Status: Alive
Interests: Angus MacGyver
Affiliations: The Phoenix Foundation
Physical Description
Episode Count: 21
Character Information
First appearance: K-9 + Smugglers + New Recuit
Portrayed by: Levy Tran

Character Flag - American Female Military Agent The Phoenix Foundation Season 3 Season 4

Desiree "Desi" Nguyen is a new recruit for The Phoenix Foundation that was introduced in K-9 + Smugglers + New Recruit. She takes over Jack's role as a Overwatch for MacGyver. She has been in every episode since, and was promoted to a main character in Season 4.

Early lifeEdit

Desi is one of the first women to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School. While in the Army she was assigned to a special ops team consisting of forces from the SAS, Delta Force, and the CIA. After she was discharged from the military she used the G.I. Bill to go to the University of Michigan.[1]

She is a friend of Jack Dalton. The Phoenix Foundation is still trying to find why she owes him.

Season 3 Edit

K-9 + Smugglers + New Recruit Edit

She joins The Phoenix Foundation and helps the team rescue a K-9 dog from a group of smugglers and met Angus MacGyver.

Lidar + Rogues + Duty Edit

Seeds + Permafrost + Feather Edit

Murdoc + Helman + Hit Edit

Friends + Enemies + Border Edit

No-Go + High-Voltage + Rescue Edit

Treason + Heartbreak + Gum Edit

Mason + Cable + Choices Edit

Season 4 Edit

Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix Edit

Following the shutdown of The Phoenix Foundation. Desi had a brief but passionate relationship with her Overwatch Angus MacGyver but they broke up earlier to the start of the season. By the time she was found by her ex and newcomer Russ Taylor, she was blacklisted and became a bouncer at a bar until she accepted to help hunting down the Hades X1.

Red Cell + Quantum + Cold + Committed Edit

Kid + Plane + Cable + Truck Edit

Windmill + Acetone + Celluloid + Firing Pin Edit

Soccer + Desi + Merchant + Titan Edit

Right + Wrong + Both + Neither Edit

Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey Edit

Father + Son + Father + Matriarch Edit

Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis Edit

Tesla + Bell + Edison + Mac Edit

Psy-Op + Cell + Merchant + Birds Edit

Loyalty + Family + Rogue + Hellfire Edit

Save + The + Dam + World Edit


  • Desi has expressed a dislike for guns, preferring to capture enemies instead of killing them. She carries a gun due to regulations and believes that it is sometimes necessary to use it. Desi admitted that she is more prone to using her gun on people who hurt animals.[1]
  • She is the sixth love interest for the 2016-Present incarnation of Macgyver, and the most frequently appearing of all others.
  • Desi is an airplane pilot.[2]

References Edit

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