Characters / TimeSplitters

The TimeSplitters series has a very large cast. Here are a few of the characters and tropes associated with them.

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     Characters introduced in TimeSplitters 

The Timesplitters

Captain Ash

  • Retired Badass: Served in the Second Boer War in his teens and served in the Royal Air Force before becoming the old adventurer he is currently.

Harry Tipper

  • Badass Mustache}: From the years that passed by in his timeline, he never shaves off that moustache of his. Even when he has to wear a Henchwoman's uniform in Future Perfect.
  • Cool Shades: Always seen sporting a pair of these in every incarnation of him in the series.
  • Cowboy Cop: During his time as a detective.
  • Disguised in Drag: In The Russian Connection in Future Perfect, he runs off to find some disguises for Cortez and him to wear in order to infiltrate Khallos' base. Unfortunately for him, he's forced to wear a Henchwoman's uniform as none of the Henchmen's uniforms fit him. This version of Tipper is known in Character Selection as "Swinging Tipper."
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Shower of Gold" is his callsign in Future Perfect.

Lt. Christine Malone

Chastity Detroit

Peekaboo Jones


     Characters introduced in TimeSplitters 2 

Sergeant Cortez

  • Badass: He earns Anya's respect by taking about a World War 1-era tank all by himself. And from there, his list of awesome things gets longer and longer.
  • Butt Monkey: He gets a surprising amount of this despite being a hardcore space badass.
  • Catchphrase: "It's time to split!" And to a lesser extent, "Dammit!"
  • One-Man Army: At times where a person he meets in a random time period decides to run off and/or go do something else.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In his first time travel mission in Future Perfect, he lands in Captain Ash's boat. Someone tries to shoot Ash on the island. Cortez tries to return fire with the only gun he can find. Turns out the gun was actually not only a flare gun, but also a way to signal the fleet to start bombarding the island, meaning he ended up starting the bombardment of the island before Ash rescued his dame.
  • Skyward Scream: After accidentally telling Crow what he did before he did it, giving him the idea to do it in the first place. It's so loud it travels back in time.

Corporal Hart

  • Back from the Dead: She reappears as the second player's character in Co-op in 2401 Space Station, even though she got splayed by a Reaper Splitter earlier.



  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Ah, the classic "lure the heroes into an easily escapable death trap and leave cackling away without making sure they're dead first". Really, what can go wrong, there?

Jo-Beth Casey

  • Distressed Damsel: Poor Jo-Beth gets captured a few times throughout the Mansion of Madness and What Lies Below levels in Future Perfect.
  • The Ditz:
    Jo-Beth: "Say cheese!"
    Jo-Beth: "Ha! Dumb zombies!"
    Anya: "I don't think her brains are really going to quench their appetite."
  • Evil Knockoff: Becomes the template for the "Jo-Barf Creepy" changelings that appear several times in Future Perfect.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Her incarnation in 3.

Jungle Queen


Mr. Underwood

  • Badass Mustache: Has a "friendly muttonchop" variant.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: He believes the undead are a load of poppysticks and cockyfiddle, or should that be poppycock and fiddlesticks?

Jake Fenton

  • Revenge: Against "Mister" Big Tonynote . His reason is that everyone in Chicago is being bribed to turn a blind eye against Big Tony's gang, with the exception of Fenton himself. He managed to get his opportunity due to Lady Janenote  hiring him in her own private investigation agency.
  • Weapon of Choice: He starts off with his silenced Luger and vintage rifle.


  • Bilingual Bonus: In his Future Perfect gesture, he says "Abunai watashi wa ninja!", which roughly translates to "Watch out! I'm a ninja!"
  • Captain Ersatz: He's basically Case from Neuromancer redesigned and reformatted into a Japanese cyberpunk setting.
  • Clear My Name: Part of his mission to defeat the criminal hacking group led by Sadako is to clear his name by sending proof that Sadako's gang are the bad guys and not him.
  • Frameup: For stealing the Cyber Rig from the government research labs, actually committed by Sadako and her gang of hackers. This is what led to Sadako's death.
  • Mukokuseki: Depends on who you ask. He speaks Japanese and appears slightly Japanese, but most of his features (specifically, his pale blond hair and facial structure) indicate that he's part European, too.
  • Ninja: See above. Or is he?

Elijah Jones

  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Always carries a revolver with him wherever he goes, fitting for the time period he fits in to (1853).

Kitten Celeste

Ilsa Nadir

Gregor Lenko


  • Cloudcuckoolander: A darker version with Leo Krupps, the circus lion tamer. He, according to his gallery description, is a deranged man in a lion suit, who, as time went on, adopted more lion-like behaviorisms and characteristics, until one day where he woke up in a cage, roaring and growling.
  • Golem: Stone/Wood varieties.
  • Lzherusskie: Nikolai, Sargeant Shivers, and the rest of the Arctic Forces.

     Characters introduced in TimeSplitters: Future Perfect 


  • Only Sane Man: A lot of her humourous quotes come from snarking at the stupidity and madness of the other characters.
  • Ship Tease: With Cortez. This is very obvious after the final battle.

Jacob Crow

  • Body Horror: His solution to gaining immortality involves fusing himself with a machine and a timesplitter.
  • Catchphrase: "See you in the future, suckers!"
  • Killed Off for Real: Cortez defeats him in the final level. Turns out there was a difference between Immortality and immunity.
  • Large Ham: Hoo boy, yes.

Amy Chen


  • Organic Technology: He has organic eyeballs, visible when Cortez jumps him and pops his head open. They pop out and dangle, and Cortez appears to crush them when he closes R-110's head again, as they didn't slide back in first!
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: After being infected with a virus.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A (somewhat) forced variation: At first, R-110 was just a normal evil robot who killed two resistance members, only for Cortez to jump on it by surprise and reprogram it. Around a few minutes into Something to Crow About, it gets infected with a virus and the turn becomes cemented.
  • Leet Speak: After Cortez picks up an Electro-Tool.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Post-virus.

Mordecai Jones

  • Anyone Can Die: If he's not protected during the Machine Wars level, then it's this trope taking effect.