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->''"This is Cirron, my home. One of six planets in the Migar Federation. There was a prison break. Two hundred eighteen of the most violent fugitives have disappeared into the city of Chicago. Finding them won't be easy. They aren't human. Fortunately for Earth, neither am I."''
-->-- '''Cole''', opening narration

A syndicated sci-fi series that aired during the 2000–01 U.S. TV season. ''Tracker'' centered on an extraterrestrial bounty hunter named Daggon, known as Cole on Earth, who was sent to find and capture 218 alien fugitives hiding in human bodies in the city of Chicago. He is found soon after his arrival by Mel Porter, owner of a Chicago bar called the Watchfire, and she quickly begins aiding Cole in his quest. Over the course of the series, they form a close friendship and discover secrets about Mel and her family. Other characters include Cole's nemesis, Zin; Mel's on-again off-again boyfriend, Detective Vic Bruno, and Mel's best friend, Jess.
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!! This series contains examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Both Mel and Jess at times
* {{Adorkable}}: Cole at times.
* AgonyBeam: Mostly alluded to. Cole says he can make the collection process very painful.
* AliensAndMonsters: Pretty much every episode has one.
* AlienAutopsy: Cole almost ends up the subject of one.
* AlienAmongUs: Both Cole and the fugitives hiding in human bodies.
* AllThereInTheManual: They never had time to reveal the part about Mel's father dying in a boating accident or the Cirronian part of her heritage being her grandfather, but it was in the show's 'bible'.
* {{Area 51}}: Cole breaks into a version of it in "Roswell" (which also makes the classic mistake of mixing up Area 51 and Roswell)
* BizarreAlienBiology: Cirronians don't sleep.
* TheBusCameBack: Jess. She left the series and then returned for one episode in "Fever of the Hunt".
* CaliforniaDoubling: Toronto for Chicago, in this case.
* CassandraTruth: Cole tries telling Vic the truth about himself and the aliens in one ep. Naturally, Vic thinks he's nuts.
* CelebateHero: Cole believes he could get distracted and injure himself and Mel if he acts on the feelings he has for her.
* ChameleonCamouflage: Nestov and other Dessarians. They can both blend into any enviroment in a more general sense and literally disappear into the background of it.
** Said "environment" also includes social ones, meaning Nestov is a party animal.
* ChekhovsGun: The key. It's just an odd trinket with Vardian writing at first, and Mel hangs it on the wall. Later, the vault with the weapon turns out to be hidden under the bar.
* ClipShow: "Remember When". It used triggering Cole's memory as an excuse to look back over the first-and only-season of the show.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Played with, as both Cole and a fugitive pretend to be these in "Long Road Home".
* CrusadingWidower: Cole, whose wife and daughter were killed in backstory by one of the fugitives.
* DisappearedDad: Mel's dad; WordOfGod says he died in a boating accident.
* DoomsdayDevice: The Strada Brac which can destroy a whole planet.
* EnergyBeings: Cole for sure, and possibly the others as well.
* ExploitedImmunity: One episode had an assassin who exposed himself to a deadly virus which could kill by touch but didn't harm him as long as he killed often enough. Except in human form, where it turned into a MateOrDie thing.
* ExposedExtraterrestrials: Cole, for much of the first episode.
* EvilOverlord: Zin, who really doesn't care much about Earth, but wants to take over his homeworld with the weapon hidden here.
* FakedKidnapping: 'Trust' centered on on of these.
* Fanservice: Cole,in the striptease scene.
* FantasticDrug: The Enixian eyedrops drug, which had a nasty side effect of nearly killing humans.
* FantasticFightingStyle: COle's alien martial arts moves.
* FootPopping: Tina (a girl who Cole saves in one of the episodes) does this when she reunites with her Dad.
* FlashStep: Hyperspeed does this.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Cole uses one in the beginning of "Trust".
* FriendOnTheForce: Vic, who was Mel's former boyfriend and was a detective on the Chicago PD
* HalfHumanHybrid: Or one quarter, in Mel's case.
* HealingFactor: Cole can heal injuries.
* HellHound: Mederan, in his scary monster dog form.
* HyperspeedAmbush: Cole can use his hyperspeed ability to surprise his targets.
* HyperspeedEscape: Cole used this to escape from the fugitives several times.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Cole and Mel, at least once. Mel had some old police badges hanging on the wall of the bar, and she and Cole used them to get info about a Cirronian in a teenager's body.
* InnocentAliens: Cole, especially before he knows much about living on Earth.
* JackTheRipoff: Sudor, in "Fever of the Hunt". He studied famous Earth killers, including the Ripper, and impersonated them.
* KryptoniteFactor: Lodestone and cold both cause problems for Cole.
* LegendaryWeapon: Strada Brac. [[note]]note that as the series ended just after its discovery, we still have no idea how it's spelled for certain. This spelling is a fan consensus[[/note]] It was the subject of Vardian and Cirronian legends about how it was made during an ancient war and then stolen by the Migar council and hidden on Earth to keep it away from the Vardians. By the modern era, most of their peoples believed it was simply a myth. Cole and Mel obviously proved them wrong.
* LifeEnergy: Cole collects the fugitives' life forces in his collector device.
* LightsOffSomebodyDies "Eye of the Storm". a fugitive knocks off someone during a brief power outage, and Cole and Mel have to figure out who the fugitive is, since Cole's sensing abilities are weakened.
* LineOfSightName: Mel gets Cole's fake last name from a parking spot.
* TheMafia: "A Made Guy". Zin was employing the mafia for his means, and Cole went undercover as a gangster to figure out what they were up to.
* MateOrDie: Tev, who was infected with an alien virus. In his real form, he could get rid of it with a touch, but in human form, sex was required to keep him from dying of it.
* MeatPuppet: The human bodies the fugitives took over
* MindOverMatter: The Vardians, like Zin, have limited telekinetic abilities.
* TheMole: Nestov, who agreed to help Cole find the other fugitives in return for not collecting him.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Only one or two episodes didn't have a fugitive for Cole to go after.
* MsFanservice: Jess and Mel
* MurderDotCom: It turned out to be a faked kidnapping, but it was being streamed to the girl's parents on a website.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: All of the races
* OhCrap: Nestove has a big one right after Mel discovers her heritage secret. Cole tosses her the collection device and she uses it on a fugitive, much to the shock of Nestov, whom she's always threatening to hurt anyway for hitting on her.
%%* OurWormholesAreDifferent
* PuppeteerParasite: The fugitives, though the human host died when they moved in.
* RightHandAttackDog: Mederan, literally. He was Zin's bodyguard stuck in a dog's body.
* RoswellThatEndsWell: A mix, actually, of Roswell and Area 51, with the crash site being near the government area.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Naturally. An episode involved an elderly Native American man with whom Cole feels kinship, claiming they're both trackers (the man is able to read trails in the woods like a book). The man is looking for his son's killer, who turns out to be one of the alien fugitives.
* SecretLegacy: Mel finding out she's from a line of DoomsdayDevice guardians with alien lineage.
* SealedEvilInACan: Zin, by the end of the series. Also the fugitives after they were captured.
* SensorCharacter: Cole can sense the fugitives' life forces most of the time.
* SleuthDatesCop: Mel's on-and-off boyfriend is a police detective. He is constantly doing favors for her, hoping to rekindle their relationship. He even searches for her missing fiancé, who disappeared years ago. He is distrustful of Cole, whose quirky personality and speech patterns don't help matters.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: All of the species, really. They have much better technology than Earth does.
* SuperSenses: Enixians have super sensitive eyes and need to wear sunglasses on Earth.
* TechnoWizard: Cole can use household appliances to make high-tech computers.
* ThatOnePlayer: Nestov used his Dessarian intellect to make a bundle off one of the bar's video games.
* TheFederation: the Migar Alliance, the group of five planets that both Cole and the fugitives came from.
* TheSleepless: Cole, and any other Cirronian; they don't have to sleep.
* TimeStandsStill: When Cole enter hyperspeed, everything else appears to be frozen in place. In one episode, Cole uses this to fake Mel's ex-boyfriend's death (by first taking his form) when a mobster tries to shoot him in the back of the head. He enters hyperspeed at the moment of the gunshot, moves his head, waits for the bullet to slowly pass, puts the head back to where it was, and resumes normal speed. He then falls off the pier to complete the illusion.
** In another episode, Zin's people manage to develop a device that allows anyone to do the same. In fact, the device (in the form of a small orb) is better, as it takes only minutes to recharge, while Cole needs a whole day.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Cole, in "Remember When" loses his memory when he knocks his head into something during a power surge.
* TwinTelepathy: Orsian twins communicate with each other on Earth by wearing metal jewelry; each set of twins is naturally telepathic.
* UndercoverAsLovers: "Love Cirronian Style" had Cole and Mel infiltrating a couples' retreat to catch a pair of Orsians.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: All over the place with Mel and Cole. They obviously have feelings for each other, but Cole fears distraction if he acts on his.
* UselessSuperpowers: Cole is rendered powerless by an energy weapon in "What Lies Beneath".
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Dessarians can shift to blend with their environment naturally, and aliens like Cole can take on the forms of other species since they are energy beings.
* WitnessProtection: Mel's ex-boyfriend Rod has to disappear after stumbling onto a mod dealing.
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