* AdaptationDisplacement: The franchise is apparently based on a comic written by future ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' scribe Mark Verheiden - who knew?
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Ricky looking at porn on the virtual reality set. All for fanservice, not important to the plot at all.
* CompleteMonster: [[CorruptPolitician U.S. Senator]] Aaron [[BigBad McComb]] dreams of becoming a plutocratic despot. He's quick to abuse time travel for his own purposes, initially using it for [[CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit financial interest schemes]]. He threatens his agents with [[RetGone erasing them]] and [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure their entire families]] from existence, forcing them to kill themselves if the time agency tracks them down. He shoots one of his old business partners to give his past self the guy's tech company and rewrites history so that he completely controls time travel. He's very rude to his past self, and can barely stand in the same room without besides worrying about "same matter cannot occupy same space". He blackmails a time agent to become his [[TheMole mole]] against [[TheHero Agent Max Walker]] by again threatening to erase her family, then kills her anyway to tie up all loose ends and [[FrameUp frames Walker]] when he goes back to save her. After having arranged several failed hits on Walker directly, he sends his goons back in the past to murder the younger Walker and his wife by blowing them both up in their home.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The way the future [=McComb=] expresses disdain at his younger, dumber self when they meet before the younger Senator foolishly trades away stock in a company that would be important for time travel tech to work.
* HilariousInHindsight: Senator [=McComb=] is running for President in 2004. He outright states that it'll be like the Reagan years again, the wealthiest 10% will flourish, the rest can flee to Mexico if they want. In 2004 Ron Silver (who played [=McComb=]) gave a speech at the Republican National Convention campaigning for George W. Bush.
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:[=McComb's=] body fusing with his alternate self.]]
* ParanoiaFuel: Knives can fly out of time vortices without warning

!!TV Series:
* CompleteMonster: In this series spun off from [[Film/{{Timecop}} the film]], [[SerialKiller Ian Pascoe]] is a time traveller from the near future who, after [[SelfMadeOrphan killing both his parents]] in 2007, has traversed time and space to MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight throughout history, funding mob bosses, causing disasters and personally murdering countless people. In his first episode he kills the original UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper to take his place, and proceeds to work on achieving Jack's bodycount five times over. When the protagonist tries to stop him, Pascoe ties a [[ExplosiveLeash time-detonated bomb]] to a [[DisposableSexWorker prostitute]]'s neck before escaping. He reappears in 1950s UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}, where he electrocutes a famed actress's boyfriend before trying to crush her by tying her up and dropping a safe on her head. When the timecops arrest him, he stages a prison breakout, killing a psychologist and kidnapping the protagonist's colleague on his way out. He meets up with UsefulNotes/AlCapone in 1928 after previously having made him boss, and forces Capone back into his service. When Capone orders one of his goons to keep tabs on Pascoe, the latter murders the minion and gives Capone the man's bodyparts [[FingerInTheMail stuffed into a briefcase]]. Living solely for the thrill of murder, Pascoe's only goal was to become and remain "[[CardCarryingVillain the greatest killer in history]]."
* InformedWrongness: The [[StrawLoser tech guy]] is portrayed this way. In one episode, he chronically suggests that they not time jump right away and let him tinker with the time machine to figure out why it's acting weird, and is always dismissed out of hand for not doing things "the police way". And then the time machine screws up ''again''. This happens several times.