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''Travelers'' is a SciFi television series co-produced by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/ShowcaseTelevision. It focuses on a team of five time travellers from the future, coming back to change history and avert the apocalyptic timeline in which they live. Through MentalTimeTravel, the Travelers jump back and possess people who died in the original timeline, right before the historically recorded time of death; they take over the person's body and identity from that point forward.

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''Travelers'' is a SciFi television series co-produced by Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/ShowcaseTelevision. Creator/ShowcaseTelevision for its first two seasons, and Netflix exclusively from the third season onward. It focuses on a team of five time travellers travelers from the future, coming back to change history and avert the apocalyptic timeline in which they live. Through MentalTimeTravel, the Travelers jump back and possess people who died in the original timeline, right before the historically recorded time of death; they take over the person's body and identity from that point forward.

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*RagingStiffie: Implied when the Traveler occupying Trevor, having newly arrived in the body of a teenage boy, wakes up and peers under his bedclothes. Unlike most examples of the trope he seems rather pleased about it, probably because he's actually very old.

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*DecoyProtagonist: For almost all of the first episode, the true nature of the Travelers is withheld from the audience so it looks like we're going to be following Agent [=MacLaren=] as he tries to figure out what's going on. However, at the end of the episode he gets taken over by a Traveler himself, so we switch to their point of view.


* ParanoiaFuel: If there is any digital record of you that includes both a location and a time people from the future can find you and steal your body.
** And at the same time anyone you know could be irreversibly possessed by a person from the future without any way to know.


A second season was greenlit in early February 2017 and began filming in March. Both seasons are available on Netflix.

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A second season was greenlit in early February 2017 and began filming in March. Both seasons are available on Netflix.
Netflix. Season three -- to air exclusively on Netflix -- was announced in March 2018, with filming beginning later that year.


* DisposableSexWorker: One man kills a number of cam girls when he bombs their building for revenge when they stop him contacting one he'd been obsessed with, claiming it's God's will. Pinnock later gets disgusted when the state cuts a deal to get him life with a chance of parole, rather than life without parole or death, thinking it's because they don't think such victims matter. [[spoiler: It's actually because he's become a Traveler.]]

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* DisposableSexWorker: One man kills a number of cam girls when he bombs their building for revenge when they stop him contacting one he'd been obsessed with, claiming it's God's will. Pinnock Forbes later gets disgusted when the state cuts a deal to get him life with a chance of parole, rather than life without parole or death, thinking it's because they don't think such victims matter. [[spoiler: It's actually because he's become a Traveler.]]



** In "001", she tries to convince a group of {{Muggle}}s that the idea of time travelers [[GrandTheftMe taking over people's bodies]] is ridiculous... by going into an in-depth lecture about all the technical difficulties involved in time travel, parts of which sound suspiciously like they're well beyond the grasp of any current-day Nobel price winner, to say nothing of the current-day high school guidence councilor she's claiming to be.

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** In "001", she tries to convince a group of {{Muggle}}s that the idea of time travelers [[GrandTheftMe taking over people's bodies]] is ridiculous... by going into an in-depth lecture about all the technical difficulties involved in time travel, parts of which sound suspiciously like they're well beyond the grasp of any current-day Nobel price prize winner, to say nothing of the current-day high school guidence councilor she's claiming to be.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The security guard in "17 Minutes" gets frustrated when a logging truck blocks him from chasing [[spoiler: and killing a Traveler]] , so he [[spoiler: shoots the driver, which makes him a suitable host for another Traveler. After entering the truck driver, the Traveler kills the security guard, and goes on to save the mission.]]

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* SaveScumming: Coupled with LoopholeAbuse. According to the Travelers they cannot simply go to any time they want, they cannot Travel back any further than the most recent Traveler from the future (explicitly including Messengers), so they can't just find out information then send somebody back before they arrived to change things. Then in '17 Minutes' [[spoiler:the Director exploits the LoopholeAbuse by continuously sending travelers into the same body JUST AFTER the previous Traveler had arrived, now armed with information about exactly how the previous Traveler had failed. They used the information the previous Traveler had acquired to take different actions in an attempt to accomplish the same mission, and then when other people are killed in the attempts they become Traveler targets as well.]]


''Travelers'' is a SciFi television series co-produced by {{Netflix}} and Creator/ShowcaseTelevision. It focuses on a team of five time travellers from the future, coming back to change history and avert the apocalyptic timeline in which they live. Through MentalTimeTravel, the Travelers jump back and possess people who died in the original timeline, right before the historically recorded time of death; they take over the person's body and identity from that point forward.

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''Travelers'' is a SciFi television series co-produced by {{Netflix}} Creator/{{Netflix}} and Creator/ShowcaseTelevision. It focuses on a team of five time travellers from the future, coming back to change history and avert the apocalyptic timeline in which they live. Through MentalTimeTravel, the Travelers jump back and possess people who died in the original timeline, right before the historically recorded time of death; they take over the person's body and identity from that point forward.


* WriteBackToTheFuture: This appears to be how the team solved the problem of the [[spoiler: U235 stolen by the Faction]]. They didn't recover it themselves, but they were able to trigger a message [[spoiler: when the Director shut down]] that enabled the loyalist team to act quickly and [[spoiler: find the stolen uranium in their own time]].

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* WriteBackToTheFuture: This appears to be how How the team solved the problem of the [[spoiler: U235 stolen by the Faction]]. They didn't recover it themselves, but they were able to trigger a message [[spoiler: when the Director shut down]] that enabled the loyalist team to act quickly and [[spoiler: find the stolen uranium at some point in their own time]].the future]].
** On a broader sense, this is basically how the entire communication works, everything the recorded digitally is known in the future, which will be how the director makes decisions. A lot of missions and teams seem to be simply to gather things that will be needed in the far future, where resources are reduced, such as the fuel for[[spoiler: The Director]].


** Subverted with [[spoiler: Marcy, post mind reboot]]. She actually ''is'' herself, more or less, but her experience in the 21st century [[spoiler:over season 1]] has had such an effect on [[spoiler: her that the team barely recognizes her]].

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** Subverted Zigzagged with [[spoiler: Marcy, post mind reboot]]. She actually ''is'' herself, more or less, but her experience in the 21st century [[spoiler:over season 1]] has had such an effect on [[spoiler: her that But the team barely recognizes her]].does notice she's a bit different that usual, as it turns out,[[spoiler: [[LackOfEmpathy 0027 erased her empathy]].]]


* AIIsACrapshoot: Its not entirely clear how the dice fell but [[spoiler:the Director in charge of the Travelers is an advanced AI. It seems mostly benign, but the Faction absolutely hates it and considers it not only a tyrant that has no business telling human beings what to do, but also considers its Grand Plan to be a failure and believes that solutions deviced by human minds would be more effective in averting the apocalypse.[note]That solution is basically genocide, so make of that what you will[/note]]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Its not entirely clear how the dice fell but [[spoiler:the Director in charge of the Travelers is an advanced AI. It seems mostly benign, but the Faction absolutely hates it and considers it not only a tyrant that has no business telling human beings what to do, but also considers its Grand Plan to be a failure and believes that solutions deviced by human minds would be more effective in averting the apocalypse.[note]That [[note]]That solution is basically genocide, so make of that what you will[/note]]]will[[/note]] ]]


* AIIsACrapshoot: Its not entirely clear how the dice fell but [[spoiler:the Director in charge of the Travelers is an advanced AI. It seems mostly benign, but the Faction absolutely hates it and considers it not only a tyrant that has no business telling human beings what to do, but also considers its Grand Plan to be a failure and believes that solutions deviced by human minds would be more effective in averting the apocalypse.]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Its not entirely clear how the dice fell but [[spoiler:the Director in charge of the Travelers is an advanced AI. It seems mostly benign, but the Faction absolutely hates it and considers it not only a tyrant that has no business telling human beings what to do, but also considers its Grand Plan to be a failure and believes that solutions deviced by human minds would be more effective in averting the apocalypse.]][note]That solution is basically genocide, so make of that what you will[/note]]]

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Almost every episode title is either a name ("Donner," "Jenny"), a number ("11:27", "001") or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs a name that includes a number]] ("Traveler 0027", "Helios-685").

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* EskimosArentReal: In "U235", David recalls seeing a movie about a pandemic where looting took place, which he thought didn't make sense - why would people people getting sick lead to looting? He's therefore nonplussed that there's now a pandemic going on around him, and people have started looting.

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