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* SuperSoldier: Travis and several of the more militant members of [=Liber8=].

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* SuperSoldier: Travis and several of the more militant members of [=Liber8=].Verta. Originally seemingly based on a your typical SuperSerum, but later revealed to also be packing a nanite-assisted HealingFactor ''and'' a few other cybernetic enhancements.


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* InspectorJavert: At various times in the series, Kiera, CSIS Agent Gardner, and Dillon.

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* InspectorJavert: At various times in the series, Kiera, CSIS Agent Gardner, and Dillon.* InternalRetcon:
** According to Sonya, the North American Union began restricting access to historical records relating to the early 21st century in 2058. Kagame reveals that the reason for this was so the public wouldn't have knowledge of corporate incompetence leading to the financial crisis of the 2010s and government bailouts. Instead, the revisionist history painted them as heroes and meant that no one questioned the corporations seizing power when the reverse happened in the 2050s crisis.
** "Minute Man" reveals that pretty much anything dating back to before the corporate takeover is considered contraband. Kiera's mother had an old book collection that is considered subversive material, and the only reason she didn't end up jailed is because Kiera claimed she was bringing them in to be disposed of, and manages to strike a bargain with the officer who happened to discover them.[[note]]There's a book called "The Conspiracy Theory of 2044". It's possible this book deals with Julian as Theseus, and the labor camps of the 2030s that he helped destroy, which could be considered subversive given the widespread poem below.[[/note]]
** In 2077, the rebel leader Theseus has become a boogeyman that parents scare their children with, as in the poem Kiera recites below. The real reasons behind his uprising are suppressed and he is portrayed as a complete monster who killed millions of innocents in order to destroy humanity's future. Official records don't even seem to mention his real name and Kiera is surprised and terrified to discover that [[spoiler: Julian Randol]] is Theseus.
--->When darkness falls\\
and fear sets in,\\
he'll be the one\\
the nightmares bring.\\
With blackest soul\\
and coldest core,\\
he'll paint a "T"\\
across your door.
** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of raising a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''Film/{{Rollerball}}'' or ''Literature/LogansRun''. However, as we only have one old man's say about what the world is now like, and see almost none of it besides a cityscape.



* OrwellianEditor:
** According to Sonya, the North American Union began restricting access to historical records relating to the early 21st century in 2058. Kagame reveals that the reason for this was so the public wouldn't have knowledge of corporate incompetence leading to the financial crisis of the 2010s and government bailouts. Instead, the revisionist history painted them as heroes and meant that no one questioned the corporations seizing power when the reverse happened in the 2050s crisis.
** "Minute Man" reveals that pretty much anything dating back to before the corporate takeover is considered contraband. Kiera's mother had an old book collection that is considered subversive material, and the only reason she didn't end up jailed is because Kiera claimed she was bringing them in to be disposed of, and manages to strike a bargain with the officer who happened to discover them.[[note]]There's a book called "The Conspiracy Theory of 2044". It's possible this book deals with Julian as Theseus, and the labor camps of the 2030s that he helped destroy, which could be considered subversive given the widespread poem below.[[/note]]
** In 2077, the rebel leader Theseus has become a boogeyman that parents scare their children with, as in the poem Kiera recites below. The real reasons behind his uprising are suppressed and he is portrayed as a complete monster who killed millions of innocents in order to destroy humanity's future. Official records don't even seem to mention his real name and Kiera is surprised and terrified to discover that [[spoiler: Julian Randol]] is Theseus.
--->When darkness falls\\
and fear sets in,\\
he'll be the one\\
the nightmares bring.\\
With blackest soul\\
and coldest core,\\
he'll paint a "T"\\
across your door.
** A more cynical viewer might read elements of this trope into the older characters' description of the {{Utopia}} at the end of the series, which they founded, but the {{Utopia}} appears to be more or less played straight, in spite of raising a number of questions about how society has been reorganized, and whether competition and ambition have been suppressed in the name of an egalitarian utopia a la ''Film/{{Rollerball}}'' or ''Literature/LogansRun''. However, as we only have one old man's say about what the world is now like, and see almost none of it besides a cityscape.


Underground, motivated and very dangerous, the surviving [=Liber8=] terrorists are determined to wage their war against the forces they believe will destroy the future in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia and it's up to Kiera to stop them. Luckily, she's not alone: she's quickly pulled into the orbit of [[FriendOnTheForce Detective Carlos Fonnegra]] (Victor Webster) and the Vancouver Police Department, who think she's an expert on this "new street gang up from Portland," and Alec Sadler (Eric Knudsen), a [[TeenGenius young tech prodigy]] who will shape the future Kiera and the terrorists come from.

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Underground, motivated and very dangerous, the surviving [=Liber8=] terrorists are determined to wage their war against the forces they believe will destroy the future in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia and it's up to Kiera to stop them. Luckily, she's not alone: she's quickly pulled into the orbit of [[FriendOnTheForce Detective Carlos Fonnegra]] (Victor Webster) (Creator/VictorWebster) and the Vancouver Police Department, who think she's an expert on this "new street gang up from Portland," and Alec Sadler (Eric Knudsen), a [[TeenGenius young tech prodigy]] who will shape the future Kiera and the terrorists come from.


* WaifFu: Not that she's much of a waif, but [[spoiler:Emily very capably takes down and kills an intruding {{Mook}} who is much taller, larger and better-armed than she is]].

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* WaifFu: Not that she's much of a waif, but The diminutive [[spoiler:Emily very capably takes down and kills an intruding {{Mook}} who is much taller, larger and better-armed than she is]].


* [[spoiler: {{Utopia}}]]: The ending events of the series change the fictitious version of the late 21st century from a fairly stock CyberPunk-ish {{Dystopia}} to [[spoiler: an equally cookie-cutter socialist utopia that might have been dreamed up by Edward Bellamy or David Harvey]].

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* [[spoiler: {{Utopia}}]]: {{Utopia}}: The ending events of the series change the fictitious version of the late 21st century from a fairly stock CyberPunk-ish {{Dystopia}} to [[spoiler: an equally cookie-cutter socialist utopia that might have been dreamed up by Edward Bellamy or David Harvey]].


Now has a [[Characters/ContinuumTV Character Sheet]] and [[Recap/{{Continuum}} recap page]].

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Now has a [[Characters/ContinuumTV [[Characters/{{Continuum}} Character Sheet]] and [[Recap/{{Continuum}} recap page]].


* AliensInCardiff: Vancouver is the 35th most populous metro area in North America, but it's apparently the epicenter of the region's future.

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* AliensInCardiff: Vancouver is the 35th most populous metro area in North America, but it's apparently the epicenter of the region's future. Essentially Lampshaded that this was largely due to it being the home town of Alec Sadler, whose next-generation tech advances almost single-handedly turned it into the next Silicon Valley.


* ActionGirl: Practically every named female character, with the possible exception of Betty and Alec's Mom.

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* ActionGirl: Practically every named female character, with With the possible exception of Betty and Alec's Mom.Mom, practically every named female character is more than capable of beating anyone in their way to a pulp, leave them full of bullet holes, or both.


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* BadassGrandpa: The 65-year-old Kagame is able to briefly hold his own in hand-to-hand combat against Kiera, a highly trained and much younger Protector. It helped that her Protector suit had been damaged previously.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: Carlos is basically this to the rest of the police; Kiera starts out as a well-intentioned fascist, his boss Jack Dillon eventually sells out to the corporations, and hacker Betty Robertson briefly turns traitor to work with Liber8, where Carlos basically always focuses on doing the right thing and helps to inspire Kiera's own character development.


* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Discussed in regards to [[spoiler:Julian]]. Kiera attempts it but ultimately can't go through with, then realizes that her near-miss [[StableTimeLoop may in fact have inspired him to become what she remembers]] (which it did).

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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Discussed in regards to [[spoiler:Julian]]. Kiera attempts it but ultimately can't go through with, then realizes that her near-miss [[StableTimeLoop may in fact have inspired him to become what she remembers]] (which it did).didn't).

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* ActorAllusion:
** "Matter of Time" has one to Rachel Nichols' role in ''Film/StarTrek2009'' (see also ShoutOut, below):
---> '''Carlos''': Did anybody ever tell you you watched too much ''Star Trek'' as a kid?\\
'''Kiera''' (''Smiles, then stops short and looks confused for a second.'')
** The leader of the anti-corporate protesters in "Matter of Time" named "Mr. Vincent" is Vincent, from {{Series/Eureka}}.


* TimeyWimeyBall: By the third season, so many competing timelines have piled on top of one-another that [[spoiler:Kiera and [=Liber8=] have basically decided it isn't worth fighting anymore]]. There's too many variables now to just pull certain strings for the outcome they want.

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* TimeyWimeyBall: By the third season, so many competing timelines have piled on top of one-another that [[spoiler:Kiera and [=Liber8=] have basically decided it isn't worth fighting anymore]]. There's There are too many variables now to just pull certain strings for the outcome they want.



** In 2077, Alec Sadler masterminded the plot to send [=Liber8=] back into the past, as part of a gambit to avert the current future.
** Dillon, after speaking to Escher, begins taking ''much'' more extreme measures, leading to a StartOfDarkness not only for himself but for the entire Vancouver Police Department, leading to the genesis of CPS.

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** In 2077, Alec Sadler masterminded masterminds the plot to send [=Liber8=] back into the past, as part of a gambit to avert the current future.
** Dillon, after speaking to Escher, begins taking ''much'' more extreme measures, leading to a StartOfDarkness not only for himself but for the entire Vancouver Police Department, then leading to the genesis of CPS.



** "3 Minutes to Midnight" is, both in-universe and out, simply mind-boggling. Kiera's future friend comes from a future where [=Liber8=] won, and they are practically ecstatic at their victory. Then he clues them in on the reality of it. What the corporations didn't get through manipulation, they instead tried to take by force. The end result? 2039 Vancouver '''is a complete hellhole''' and Kellog is a revolutionary trying to fix things by sending him and Chen back. Combined with Kiera outing Garza as working for Alec (after a fashion) and the alt!Chen a Freelancer, [=Liber8=] falls apart at the sheer pointlessness of it all.

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** "3 Minutes to Midnight" is, both in-universe and out, simply mind-boggling. Kiera's future friend comes from a future where [=Liber8=] won, and they are practically ecstatic at their victory. Then he clues them in on the reality of it. What the corporations didn't get through manipulation, they instead tried to take by force. The end result? 2039 Vancouver '''is ''is a complete hellhole''' hellhole'' and Kellog is a revolutionary trying to fix things by sending him and Chen back. Combined with Kiera outing Garza as working for Alec (after a fashion) and the alt!Chen a Freelancer, [=Liber8=] falls apart at the sheer pointlessness of it all.



** [=Liber8=]'s plan in "Time's Up" is engineered so a CorruptCorporateExecutive must admit her corruption, or otherwise die when her fate is decided by people voting online. [[spoiler:She chooses to confess, but either way her company is in ruins and [=Liber8=] makes a fortune off of short-selling the corporation's stock in advance.]]
** "Second Degree" has [[spoiler:Julian's]] trial. [=Liber8=] kidnaps the family of a juror to get him to vote innocent, which Kiera discovers. To keep the family safe, they can't reveal the fact until they've performed a rescue, by which time the trial is nearly over. The presiding judge, also in their pocket, then delivers a bench verdict that clears him anyway, making sure [=Liber8=] won either way.

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** [=Liber8=]'s plan in "Time's Up" is engineered so a CorruptCorporateExecutive must admit her corruption, or otherwise die when her fate is decided by people voting online. [[spoiler:She chooses to confess, but either way her company is in ruins and [=Liber8=] makes a fortune off of by short-selling the corporation's stock in advance.]]
** "Second Degree" has [[spoiler:Julian's]] trial. [=Liber8=] kidnaps the family of a juror to get him to vote innocent, which Kiera discovers. To keep the family safe, they can't reveal the fact until they've performed a rescue, by which time the trial is nearly over. The presiding judge, also in their pocket, then delivers a bench verdict that clears him anyway, making sure [=Liber8=] won wins either way.

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