History Film / Timecop

23rd Jul '17 11:44:20 AM Kalaong
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* RippleEffectProofMemory: It's implied that this is a constant phenomenon; The TEC has the technology to detect "ripples" well before they impact the present, but unless an agent is sent to investigate, they'll never know precisely what changed - though their intelligence branches will often offer theories such as the Iranians trying to assassinate a President, someone trying to buy up pre-development Beverly Hills, etc. Agents returning the past often need to be reminded about current events. When Walker returns after [[spoiler:failing to prevent [=McComb=] from killing one of his business partners]], Matuzak isn't at all bothered when he tells Walker that [=McComb=] has come to power [[spoiler:and has no idea who Walker is talking about when he asks about Fielding, his turncoat partner]]. On the other hand, after Walker returns from [[spoiler:killing [=McComb=]]], Matuzak is rather baffled that his star agent is asking about a public figure who's been missing for a ''decade.''

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: It's implied that this is a constant phenomenon; The TEC has the technology to detect "ripples" well before they impact the present, but unless an agent is sent to investigate, they'll never know precisely what changed - though their intelligence branches will often offer theories such as the Iranians trying to assassinate a President, someone trying to buy up pre-development Beverly Hills, etc. Agents Likewise, agents returning from the past often are expected to need to be reminded about current events. When Walker returns after [[spoiler:failing to prevent [=McComb=] from killing one of his business partners]], Matuzak isn't at all bothered when he tells Walker that [=McComb=] has come to power [[spoiler:and has no idea who Walker is talking about when he asks about Fielding, his turncoat partner]]. On the other hand, after Walker returns from [[spoiler:killing [=McComb=]]], Matuzak is rather baffled that his star agent is asking about a public figure who's been missing for a ''decade.''
11th Jul '17 6:26:42 PM Kalaong
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%%* RippleEffectProofMemory

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%%* RippleEffectProofMemory* RippleEffectProofMemory: It's implied that this is a constant phenomenon; The TEC has the technology to detect "ripples" well before they impact the present, but unless an agent is sent to investigate, they'll never know precisely what changed - though their intelligence branches will often offer theories such as the Iranians trying to assassinate a President, someone trying to buy up pre-development Beverly Hills, etc. Agents returning the past often need to be reminded about current events. When Walker returns after [[spoiler:failing to prevent [=McComb=] from killing one of his business partners]], Matuzak isn't at all bothered when he tells Walker that [=McComb=] has come to power [[spoiler:and has no idea who Walker is talking about when he asks about Fielding, his turncoat partner]]. On the other hand, after Walker returns from [[spoiler:killing [=McComb=]]], Matuzak is rather baffled that his star agent is asking about a public figure who's been missing for a ''decade.''
-->'''Walker''': I've got a blank spot.\\
'''Matuzak''': You've got a ''hole'' in your head!



* SpiritualSuccessor: The 2012 sci-fi film ''Film/{{Looper}}'' is basically a remake of this film.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The 2012 sci-fi film ''Film/{{Looper}}'' is basically a remake PerspectiveFlip of this film.film; instead of cops policing time, it's about organized crime using time travel to make money.
10th May '17 2:42:03 AM TitoMosquito
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* InSpiteOfANail: Future Walker stops the purse snatcher from doing so like he did in the original timeline.

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* InSpiteOfANail: Future Walker stops the purse snatcher from doing so like he did in the original timeline. He also warned Melissa about what will happen, and neither has any profound affect on Present Walker's meeting with Melissa.
11th Feb '17 1:55:55 PM Beppo
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* {{Zeerust}}: Remember back in 2004, when we all had those self-driving, voice-activated cars that looked like this spaceships? Good times, good times. We also evidently had some sort of cartridge music player instead of tapes or [=CDs=]. Widescreen [=TVs=] a few years early, too!

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* {{Zeerust}}: Remember back in 2004, when we all had those self-driving, voice-activated cars that looked like this spaceships? Good times, good times. We also evidently had some sort of cartridge music player instead of tapes or [=CDs=]. Widescreen [=TVs=] a few years early, too!too! Mullets came back into style, too.
26th Nov '16 4:41:17 PM Kalaong
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The TEC has its own in-house courtroom with an always-on-call judge, but no attorneys arguing for the defense or even the ''prosecution'', let alone a jury. And they conduct their own executions by sending convicts into the past at great heights. It's inferred that they [[AllCrimesAreEqual execute every suspect they catch]] within minutes of their return, as they don't have holding cells on-site. They probably only haul suspects back to headquarters as a manner of paperwork. One could HandWave this as a top-secret agency working above the GodzillaThreshold to police time, but their inability to offer leniency means that they can't really investigate crimes occurring in the past, just execute everyone they can prove isn't indigenous to the timeline.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The TEC has its own in-house courtroom with an always-on-call judge, but no attorneys arguing for the defense or even the ''prosecution'', let alone a jury. And they [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner conduct their own executions executions]] by sending convicts into the past at great heights. It's inferred that they [[AllCrimesAreEqual execute every suspect they catch]] within minutes of their return, as they don't have holding cells on-site. They probably only haul suspects back to headquarters as a manner of paperwork. One could HandWave this as a top-secret agency working above the GodzillaThreshold to police time, but their inability to offer leniency means that they can't really investigate crimes occurring in the past, just execute everyone they can prove isn't indigenous to the timeline.
26th Nov '16 4:36:55 PM Kalaong
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The TEC has its own in-house courtroom with an always-on-call judge, but no attorneys arguing for the defense or even the ''prosecution'', let alone a jury. And they conduct their own executions by sending convicts into the past at great heights. It's inferred that they [[AllCrimesAreEqual execute every suspect they catch]] within minutes of their return, as they don't have holding cells on-site. They probably only haul suspects back to headquarters as a manner of paperwork. One could HandWave this as a top-secret agency working above the GodzillaThreshold to police time, but their inability to offer leniency means that they can't really investigate crimes occurring in the past, just execute everyone they can prove isn't indigenous to the timeline.



* YouFailLawForever: The TEC has its own in-house courtroom with an always-on-call judge, but no attorneys arguing for the defense or even the ''prosecution'', let alone a jury. And they conduct their own executions by sending convicts into the past at great heights. It's inferred that they [[AllCrimesAreEqual execute every suspect they catch]] within minutes of their return, as they don't have holding cells on-site. They probably only haul suspects back to headquarters as a manner of paperwork. One could HandWave this as a top-secret agency working above the GodzillaThreshold to police time, but their inability to offer leniency means that they can't really investigate crimes occurring in the past, just execute everyone they can prove isn't indigenous to the timeline.
26th Nov '16 4:36:11 PM Kalaong
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** It's also one of the few cases in which the subject knows that the Mob Boss will keep his word - If he'd testified, then erasing him would solve the entire problem at a loss, but if he kills himself, the boss will let his history remain intact so as to not erase his contributions to the organization.

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** It's also one of the few cases in which the subject knows that the Mob Boss will keep his word - If he'd testified, then erasing him would solve the entire problem at a loss, but if he kills himself, himself or lets himself be executed by the TEC without naming a superior, the boss will let his history remain intact so as to not erase his contributions to the organization.



* YouFailLawForever: The TEC has its own in-house courtroom with an always-on-call judge, but no attorneys arguing for the defense or even the ''prosecution'', let alone a jury. And they conduct their own executions by sending convicts into the past at great heights. It's inferred that they [[AllCrimesAreEqual execute every suspect they catch]] within minutes of their return, as they don't have holding cells on-site. They probably only haul suspects back to headquarters as a manner of paperwork. One could HandWave this as a top-secret agency working above the GodzillaThreshold to police time, but their inability to offer leniency means that they can't really investigate crimes occurring in the past, just execute everyone they can prove isn't indigenous to the timeline.



21st Oct '16 10:32:55 AM erforce
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21st Oct '16 9:51:48 AM Mdumas43073
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->''Turn back the clock, and you're history.''

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->''Turn ->''"Turn back the clock, and you're history.''"''
21st Oct '16 9:51:07 AM Mdumas43073
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