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Characters introduced in TimeSplitters
- Eldritch Abomination: They get more and more grotesque as the series evolves.
- Greater-Scope Villain: In the third game they become this.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: His gesture in Future Perfect.
- Nice Hat: In TimeSplitters 2.
- 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.
- 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.
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- Absolute Cleavage: Expressed in Future Perfect.
- Action Girl: Only if in Co-op when a second player joins.
- Bare You Midriff: In Future Perfect.
- Fanservice Pack: In the first game, she's not that attractive due to the limited art style. In the third game, she's got bigger breasts, Absolute Cleavage and Bare Your Midriff.
- Stripperiffic: In Future Perfect.
- IconicItem: Her white headphones.
- Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: Appears to be one.
- Identical Grandson Identical Ancestor: May be this to Mordecai Jones in Future Perfect. Inverted with Elijah Jones.
Characters introduced in TimeSplitters 2
- 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.
- 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.
- Ninja Zombie Robot: These three variants are introduced in Future Perfect.
- 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?
- Embarrassing First Name/Meaningful Name/Punny Name: Archibald. It doesn't help he's balding though. His last name, however, is a pun on the word "callous," which might suit part of his nature.
- Expy: He's largely inspired from the James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
- Eyepatch of Power: Invoked. One of the reasons he put on the eyepatch is to make himself look cool, but it doesn't seem to be working.
- Harmless Villain: He really is useless.
- Bare Your Midriff: In Future Perfect.
- 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!"Zombie: "BBRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIINNNNNSSSSSS!"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.
- Meganekko: In TimeSplitters 2.
- Sawed-Off Shotgun: Her weapon of choice.
- Valley Girl: With more than a splash of punk (or at least Hot Topic) in her attire, but played pretty straight in her personality.
- Action Girl: When playing in Coop as the second player's character.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Cleavage Window: In Future Perfect.
- Fur Bikini: In TimeSplitters 2.
- Jungle Princess: She's basically this.
- Stripperiffic: Though she covers up slightly more in Future Perfect.
- Heroic Mime: She doesn't say a single word in the game.
- Sensual Spandex: Her "traveling troubadour" outfit shows signs of this.
- 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?
- Shout-Out: To To Kill a Mockingbird, although the ethnicities are quite different (The Mr. Underwood in TimeSplitters 2 is British).
- Weapon of Choice: Same as Viola.
- Cowboy Cop: Doesn't seem to have any problem gunning down people with silenced Lugers, Tommy Guns, sawed-off shotguns, and a vintage rifle.
- 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?
- Bounty Hunter: Became this at age 16 after his parents were killed by cattle rustlers.
- Identical Descendants: To Peekaboo Jones, who is his great-great-grandson, and Mordecai Jones.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Always carries a revolver with him wherever he goes, fitting for the time period he fits in to (1853).
- Action Girl: Same rules apply to her in Co-op.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt exposes part of her stomach.
- Distressed Damsel: In Future Perfect.
- Official Couple: With Harry Tipper.
- Parody: Of the "Bond Girl" archetype.
- It Runs in the Family: Daughter of Katje Nadir.
- Pyro Maniac: According to the game's official site.
- Weapon of Choice: See above.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cool Sword: She has a Ninja-esque blade on her back. We only get to see her use it once, unfortunately.
- Corporate Samurai
- Stock Foreign Name: Her surname indicates Chinese ancestry.
- 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.
- Anyone Can Die: If he's not protected during the Machine Wars level, then it's this trope taking effect.
- Battle Cry: "FOR HUMANITY!"
- Cyborg: Like the rest of his resistance members.
- Identical Descendant: Of both Elijah Jones and Peekaboo Jones.
- La Résistance: The leader of this during the Machine Wars.
- Token Minority: It kinda runs in the family.
- Bare Your Midriff: A few of the female characters, including Angel Forge◊.
- Cloudcuckoolander: A few characters, of course, apparently including Samuel Renzo note .
- Everything's Deader with Zombies: Whether they be butchers, butlers, or moonwalkers, they are here for selection in multiplayer.
- Flat Character: Supposedly Goddard.
- Lzherusskie: Ivor Baddic, Pulov Yuran, Comrade Papadov, Booty Guard, the Henchwoman (Elite variant included), and the Henchman (Elite variant included, too).
- Meaningful Name: Comrade Papadov hint .
- Punny Name: Ivor Baddicnote and Pulov Yurannote .
- Seadog Beard: Captain Ed Shivers.
- Steam Punk: Robot Louis Stevenson.
- Stripperiffic: Arial Da Vinci.
- Talk Like a Pirate: Captain Ed Shivers.
- The Vietnam War: Vietnam, and the Vietnam veterans: Renzo, Goddard, and Schmidt.