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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.
!! 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
* 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}}
* BizarreAlienBiology: Cirronians don't sleep.
%%* TheBusCameBack: Jess.
* 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.
* 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
%%* ClipShow: "Remember When"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Played with, as both Cole and a fugitive pretend to be these in "Long Road Home".
%%* CrusadingWidower: Cole
* DisappearedDad: Mel's dad; WordOfGod says he died in a boating accident.
%%* DoomsdayDevice: The Strada Brac
* 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
* FakedKidnapping: 'Trust' centered on on of these.
* Fanservice: Cole,in the striptease scene.
%%* FantasticDrug: The Enixian eyedrops drug
%%* FantasticFightingStyle
* 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
* HalfHumanHybrid: Or one quarter, in Mel's case.
* HealingFactor: Cole can heal injuries.
* HellHound: Mederan, in his scary monster dog form.
%%* HyperspeedAmbush: Cole
%%* HyperspeedEscape: Cole, again
%%* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Cole and Mel, at least once.
%%* InnocentAliens: Cole.
%%* JackTheRipoff: Sudor, in "Fever of the Hunt"
* 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"
* LineOfSightName: Mel gets Cole's fake last name from a parking spot.
%%* TheMafia: "A Made Guy".
%%* MateOrDie: Tev.
* MeatPuppet: The human bodies the fugitives took over
* MindOverMatter: The Vardians, like Zin, have limited telekinetic abilities.
%%* TheMole: Nestov
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* MsFanservice: Jess and Mel
%%* MurderDotCom
%%* 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
* 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.
* 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.
%%* SuperSenses
%%* TechnoWizard: Cole
* ThatOnePlayer: Nestov used his Dessarian intellect to make a bundle off one of the bar's video games.
%%* TheFederation: the Migar Alliance
%%* TheSleepless: Cole, and any other Cirronian.
* 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"
%%* TwinTelepathy: Orsians
%%* UndercoverAsLovers: "Love Cirronian Style"
%%* UnresolvedSexualTension: All over the place with Mel and Cole
* UselessSuperpowers: Cole is rendered powerless by an energy weapon in "What Lies Beneath".
%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting
%%* WitnessProtection: Mel's ex-boyfriend Rod.