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A character subpage of Criminal Case, for plot-relevant characters of Travel in Time. For the main character page, see here.

Since Travel in Time takes place across different timelines, instead of the standard recurring characters throughout the whole season, each "region" has its own recurring characters who play a major role in progressing the storyline.

Major spoilers abound.

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Travel In Time Characters

    Temporal Crimes Division 

Jack Archer

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Amy Young

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Marina Romanova

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Christoper Scott

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The agency chief of T.I.ME. who oversees the Temporal Crimes Division's activities.
  • Advertised Extra: Although he got a teaser similar to every other member of the team, he only physically appears thrice in the season - In both the first and final case, and as the first victim of the Altered Present.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: During his murder case. Receiving the team's letter from 1969 convinced him that something was wrong with the timeline, alienating his brother and causing his landlord to spy on him. He was then fired from his job for trying to research particle physics, leaving his assistant homeless. And to top it all off, his landlord was hired by the leaders to assassinate him for his subversiveness.
  • Back from the Dead: When they return to the correct present, he is shown to be alive and Amy reports the mission results.
    • Also revealed that despite being stuck in time for so long, it was just for one day in the present.
  • The Cassandra: During his murder investigation in the Altered Present, it is discovered that Scott knowing something was wrong with the timeline caused him to become a wanted subversive and get fired from his job.
  • Da Chief: Before the timeline is altered, at least.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Amy sees Scott as a mentor, as shown when she quotes him several times throughout the season. She actually bursts into tears upon seeing his dead body.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Ends up being the first victim when the team returned to the present.

Zara Tien

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The player's other partner along with Jack. Zara is a junior detective from a rough upbringing, whose constant trouble got her interested in police work.
  • Body Horror: In Case 23, her skin starts turning blue and scaly as a result of touching Blackbeard's treasure.
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Conveniently an Orphan: When Janis worries about her grandkids, Zara responds by saying she wishes she had a family.
  • Eat the Rich: Zara casually mentions her hatred of talking to royal suspects and occasionally jokes about Theo's wealthy family. Apparently she nearly failed at talking to royals during her qualification test.
  • Dude Magnet: Both Kai and Theo have an obvious crush on her.
    • She eventually has a potential threesome with both men.
  • Former Teen Rebel: As mentioned in her backstory.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Zara cannot handle animals suffering.
    • She gets annoyed at Solon in Case 4 for binding three puppies together and tells him to release them.
    • During Case 23, she goes out of her way to save a trapped piglet.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Upon becoming blue and scaly thanks to touching Blackbeard's treasure, she immediately starts to break down and get too reckless with trying to find a cure. She eventually gives up and tries to accept her fate. Thankfully the crew manages to find a cure.
  • Polyamory: Zara's love life fits this trope as she is in a relationship with both Kai and Theo.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her default outfit and hair color indicate her status as a badass.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: The girl to Theodore and Kai's two guys
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dyed silver with violet streaks at the tip. Oddly enough, no suspect from the past seems to question how out of place this looks.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Her reckless actions trying find a cure in Case 24, such as waking up the voodoo priestess in her trance and getting into a physical alteration with the 17 year old victim, causes her to become a suspect in the murder investigation.
  • Would Hurt a Child: During Case 24, she got mad and hit the victim, who was only 17. She immediately regrets it later on and tried to apologize to him.

Janis Rivers

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The coroner of the Temporal Crimes Division.
  • Cool Old Lady: At 73, Janis is the oldest coroner and team member, beating Rupert and Dupont from previous seasons and rivaling Chief King.
  • Doting Grandparent: She gets on well with her unseen grandchildren and gets concerned about them when stranded in time. She even tries searching for their records in New Cairo, to no avail.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She has 3 little flowers to the side of her hair.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Her 13 year old hippie self from Case 6 counts, especially when she gives Jack and the player brownies laced with marijuana. She had also intended to run away from home after Woodstock until a future vision of herself convinced her to go to medical school instead. The future Janis does this during the case's AI to prevent the timeline from being altered.
  • My Future Self and Me: As mentioned above, Janis does this to prevent her 13 year old self from running away from home and to prevent alterations to the timeline.
  • The Stoner: Downplayed. Janis mentions smoking marijuana, and her 13 year old self attempts to make Jack and the player eat marijuana-filled brownies, but she isn't actually seen stoned.

Theodore Moon

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The lab chief of the Temporal Crimes Division.
  • Agent Scully: When Zara turns blue and scaly as a result of touching Blackbeard's treasure, he dismisses the idea of it being a curse, instead trying to find a scientific explanation for her skin changing. He turns out to be correct.
  • Bi the Way: Ends the season in a three way relationship with Kai and Zara.
  • Cock Fight: He and Kai are competing against each other over Zara.
  • Companion Cube: Has one in the form of Astro, a small flying robot.
  • Fading Away: Inexplicably begins to happen to him in the AI of Case 29. It's revealed that the cause for it is Princess Torgoljin falling for Santiago Sanchez, which would have completely changed Torgoljin's family tree had Sanchez not been murdered. Penelope averts this by managing to get Torgoljin into a relationship with her correct lover, thus reverting Theo back to normal.
  • Famous Ancestor: During the first case of Medieval Asia, we learn he that he is the descendant of Ogedei Khan.
  • Hidden Depths: He is good at sailing, which comes in handy during the Age of Sail.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Although Theo often brags about his wealth to a ridiculous degree, he is still a competent analyzer.
  • Riches to Rags: In the altered timeline, his family is no longer rich and runs a small bakery.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: He and Kai are the two guys to Zara's girl.

Kai Malano

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The tech expert of the Temporal Crimes Division.
  • Agent Scully: He doesn't believe in curses, even after seeing Zara turn blue.
    Jack: Do you think the treasure could be... cursed?
    Kai: Oh come on Jack. There's no such thing as curses!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In case 16, Kai manages to choke the killer into unconsciousness before he could turn Amy and the player in.
  • Bi the Way: Ends the season in a three way relationship with Theo and Zara.
  • Big Damn Heroes: During Case 25, Kai manages to put out a fire before it can burn Jack and the Player after Jack is unable to extinguish it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Kai has a lot of crap to put up with during the season, ranging from his efforts to fix the time machine being constantly sabotaged until the Altered Present, to being sick and being imprisoned and injured by the Ptolemy guards.
  • Cock Fight: He and Theo are competing against each other over Zara.
  • The Determinator: Kai stops at nothing to get the time machine working again.
  • Didn't Think This Through: When he went to setup the beacon during the rocket launch, accidentally setting off the alarms. He immediately regretted it and promised to be more careful.
  • Distressed Dude: Ends up being locked in jail in the Altered Present during case 20 and faces execution.
  • Foreshadowing: Does this in the season finale about what the next season of Criminal Case will be
    Kai: "Player's Name" is always on the look-out for new adventures. I would'nt be surprised if you decided to go hunt ghosts and werewolves next!
  • Genius Bruiser: Kai is very well-built and muscular, in stark contrast to previous seasons' tech experts. It doesn't stop Kai from being just as competent in his field, though.
  • Nice Guy: As mentioned in his promo image and also by Zara. He is known to be a gentle person and willing to help if needed.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is based on Jason Momoa.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: The tallest member of the Temporal Crimes Division, has dark hair and slightly tanned body and is an attractive male (especially for Zara).
  • Two Guys and a Girl: He and Theodore are the two guys to Zara's girl.

Orlando Ordelaffi

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The historian of the Temporal Crimes Division.
  • Bald of Awesome: He's bald and is a highly skilled historian and fashionista who designs disguises for his teammates.
  • Classy Cane: Often seen holding a cane with a sapphire on the tip.
  • The Fashionista: Aside from being a historian, Orlando creates the various disguises the partners and the players wear during their investigations. He also creates Nebet's outfit once he joins the team and Anne Boleyn's wedding dress.
  • The Gambler: Both him and Janis end up betting away the entire team's savings in Las Vegas during Case 9. It's implied he also has experience with Craps, as he teaches Nebet how to play it in order to win it all back.
  • Heroic BSoD: Orlando has two upon finding out that his deceased husband, Sirius, is not only alive in the Altered Present, but never actually met him. The first time, Penelope takes him out for a drink to cool him down, but the second time, Amy and the player manage to retrieve a letter he intended to send Sirius that explained everything that happened in the actual timeline.
  • The Lost Lenore: He is shown visibly upset the two times he mentions Sirius, his deceased husband. Naturally, he is much more upset upon meeting an alive, but unmarried version of him in the Altered Present.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He seems to be based on Ru Paul out of drag. To further boost the reference, he exhibits camp mannerisms.
  • Rags to Riches: Mentions having been very poor before becoming the The Fashionista he is now.
  • Super Drowning Skills: During the Age of Sail, it's revealed that Orlando can't swim.

Penelope Sage

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Orlando's assistant and the secondary assistant of the Temporal Crimes Division.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: At the age of 19, she's the youngest member of the Temporal Crimes Division.
  • Badass Bookworm: Penelope is relatively shy and prefers reading and writing over socializing. That doesn't stop her from being an excellent translator and being part of a time travel group.
  • Hidden Badass: In case 16, Penelope managed to knock out a guard before he could stop the team escaping. She reveals she learned that trick from Alexandre Devereaux.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Downplayed - Orlando mainly focuses on the general history and geography of the time periods in investigations, whereas Penelope's focus is on translating and analyzing literature found in investigations.
  • Love at First Sight: During the Renaissance she becomes infatuated with a French musketeer, to the point of trying to elope with him.
  • Quirky Curls: Her hair is curled and dyed pinks at the end, befitting her creative nature.
  • Time Travel Romance: Her relationship with Alexandre Devereaux before she had to break up with him because of her duties.

Nebet/Nefertiti

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An Egyptian slave from 76 BCE encountered during the first case in Ancient Times. She later ends up sneaking onto the Temporal Crimes Division's time machine by accident, and without any way of sending her back to her own timezone, she joins the team as a partner. In reality, Nebet is really Princess Nefertiti, the daughter of the Ptolemy Dynasty's rulers, who worked with Ammon Bast to sabotage the original timeline and help distract the team.
  • The Atoner: Her 60 year old self kills both her younger self and Ammon in the final case, as the guilt of betraying the team and allowing the Ptolemy Dynasty to alter the timeline had boiled over her.
  • Back for the Dead: Returns as the victim in the final case of Travel In Time.
  • Connected All Along: Nebet was the one responsible for causing the sabotage that stranded them in the past, enabling her to sneak onboard the ship and preventing them from returning to the present, sending them to the altered timeline instead.
  • Damsel in Distress: Immediately captured and potentially held hostage the moment they arrived in the present. Subverted because the guards were actually escorting her back to her parents' palace.
  • Defiant to the End: Upon her arrest, she orders Amy to pin the blame on Resistance spy Ravi Jabari (who was tempted to kill Ramses XLIII, but decided not to go ahead with it), knowing that her mother would believe her word over theirs. Even when her mother sends her off for labour, she berates the team.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Nefertiti convinces her mother not to have the team executed immediately and orders Amy and the player to solve her father's murder, including giving the forensics team access to proper equipment. When she's charged as the killer, she tries to convince Amy to frame Ravi so she can pardon them, despite knowing that the team would never throw someone under the bus.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father's death was how she became a slave. Subverted upon going to New Cairo, where it's revealed that her parents, Ramses XLIII and Shabaka, are the rulers of the regime.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite having been her slave, Nebet is visibly upset when Cleopatra is arrested and commits suicide in front of her.
  • Evil All Along: Nebet was never a slave from 37 BCE, but a modern princess known as Nefertiti, and had been the one responsible for causing the sabotage.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She fully believes that she'll be able to convince the team to frame Ravi for her father's murder, in exchange for pardoning them. Amy retorts by asking if she'd learned anything from being with them, because they would never throw an innocent person under the bus like that.
  • Evil Costume Switch: As Nefertiti, her outfit consists of a black strapless dress under an Usekh collar, cuffs, and a sun-shaped tiara. Her turquoise eyeshadow is also bolder and her golden Eye Of Horus marking has been removed.
  • Fading Away: In the end of Case 31 after killing her younger self to stop her from altering the future.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Initially appears to be sweet, caring and rather naive, but once she gives up her identity, she's anything but.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Accidentally made her way into the time machine before it was scheduled to go back to the future. As the time machine is unable to be fixed completely and to prevent anachronisms in time, she is allowed to stay on the team.
  • Foil: To Ravi Jabari. Both are working as The Mole for an organization (Ravi for the Resistance, and Nebet/Nefertiti for the Ptolemy Dynasty), both are good at playing nice with the enemy to maintain their cover, both planned on killing Ramses XLIII at some point, and they both get called out by the team for their actions; however, that's where the similarities end. Ravi turns out to be loyal and trustworthy towards the team and Resistance, refusing to kill the pharaoh after thinking about the consequences, and showing remorse for his actions when he's called out by the team. Nefertiti, on the other hand, goes through with her plan to kill her father under the impression that her plan is foolproof, shows no remorse for anything she's done, even trying to deflect the blame in spite of knowing that the team has no trust in her, nor would they let someone else take the fall.
  • Hidden Badass:
    • In Case 3, she manages to save Jack and the player from a lion by throwing a chunk of meat as a distraction.
    • Nefertiti successfully fooled an experienced team into thinking she was a naive slave stuck in time while screwing their plans behind their backs. Even Marina wasn't able to detect anything suspicious about her.
  • Heel Realization: After being exiled by her mother, she learned how much of a mistake it was allowing the Ptolemy Dynasty to come into power, which prompted her to go back in time to stop her past self and Ammon from doing so.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She kills her past self to make sure the timeline never gets altered, causing herself to fade out of existence, but not before she gets a chance to say her goodbye and thanks to the player and Zara.
  • Lack of Empathy: She shows no regret for betraying the team in her second suspect appearance, which Amy chews her out on. Upon being revealed as the killer of her own father, she doesn't even care for him, even trying to get the team to pin the murder on a Resistance spy.
  • Manipulative Bastard: While Ammon Bast sabotaged the timeline in order to send the Temporal Crimes Division to the Altered Present, Nefertiti faked being a Fish out of Temporal Water and gained the teams trust so she could watch over the team and disrupt their travels through time.
  • Meaningful Name: Her real name, Nefertiti, is inspired by the Egyptian pharoah of the same name. This is fitting with her being part of the Ptolemy Dynasty's royal family.
  • My Future Self and Me: She goes back in time after being exiled by her mother to stop her younger self and Ammon from altering in the timeline in the first place. When neither of them listened, she resorts to killing them.
  • Patricide: Turns out to be the murderer of her own father, Ramses XLIII, in Case 20.
  • Rags to Riches: She and her family used to be poor before they altered the timeline to be as rich and powerful as they are now.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Her immense guilt over betraying the Temporal Crimes Division and allowing the Ptolemy Dynasty to come into power leads to her future self killing her past self. As she fades away from existence, she apologies to Zara and the player and thanks them.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Banished from the palace and sent to hard labour at the end of Case 20 or murdering her own father. Ironically it was the very team she betrayed earlier that caught her out earlier.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Starting in The '60s, Nebet now has Egyptian-styled makeup around her eyes and wears a turquoise jacket in place of the plain kashiri she wore in Ancient Times.
  • Shipper on Deck: When Penelope asks Nebet about Alexandre Devereaux, she tells her he's a perfect match for her
    • She also encourages Theo to talk to Zara about how he feels about her after making a bet with Jack that he would talk to her.
  • The Sociopath: A rather disturbing example. As Nebet, she is charming, innocuous, and helpful which she uses to lower Amy's suspicion of her so she can join the team. After the team is arrested, she is anything but - She shows no remorse for betraying them despite what they have done for her. She kills her own father when he attempts to reduce her power and hires the team to solve his murder, believing that she has the ability to convince them to frame an innocent man for her doings.
  • Supreme Chef: She helps cook for the team when they are stranded in time. She also has knowledge regarding herbs and ingredients.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: After being charged for killing her father, her mother sentences her to forced labour on a volcanic island to teach her humility.
  • The Reveal: Nebet is revealed to have never been a slave from 37 BCE, but a modern princess known as Nefertiti.
  • Walking Spoiler: After the Altered Present, it's hard to talk about Nebet without mentioning that she's this season's traitor and secondary Big Bad, the killer of her own father, and her 60 year old self being the final killer of the season.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She faints inside a sarcophagus to avoid being buried with Julius Caesar and manages to persuade the team into burying Caesar without her, which gives her the opportunity to sneak onto the time machine and mess around with the team.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Downplayed. She has a single golden streak in her otherwise brown hair.

     The Ptolemy Dynasty 

Princess Nefertiti

The daughter of Ramses XLIII and Shabaka and princess of the Ptolemy Dynasty in 2029. More information can be found under Nebet's page.

Ammon Bast

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The time machine's saboteur, who works with Nefertiti/Nebet to alter history in order for the Ptolemy Dynasty to come into power.
  • Back for the Dead: Returns as a suspect in the final case but only to become the second victim.
  • Been There, Shaped History: The plotline of the Medieval Asia arc has Ammon become the adviser to Ogedei Khan, help his army develop 18th Century weapons, has Khan's daughter kidnapped by the Chinese to give Mongolia a reason to conquer China, and then piggyback off Mongolia's success in a last-ditch effort to save his altered timeline.
  • Big Bad: Of Travel In Time, as he's the one who sabotages the team's time machine in Ancient Rome and alters the timeline in favor of Egypt after the Altered Present.
  • Bullying a Dragon: During his arrest, he taunts Ogedei Khan about how he provoked both him and the Chinese into a war for his own gain. No points as to what the Khan does to him right after.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During the Age of Sail, he attempts to use a remote-controlled candle during the auction at Tortuga, which would make Egypt a global superpower if they won. When Jack and the player swap it out for a regular candle instead, he smuggles a shipment of firearms to the Mongol Empire as a last resort.
  • Dirty Coward: Upon losing the port auction at Tortuga, Ammon shoots Orlando and travels back in time to the Mongol Empire in an attempt to stop the team from correcting history.
  • The Dragon: He's the one doing most of the work for the Ptolemy Dynasty to come into power, and becomes a recurring menace towards the main team.
  • Faux Affably Evil: While they're disguised as French Embassy, Ammon is incredibly respectful and even welcoming towards Jack and the player. Outside of that, he doesn't hesitate in attempting to kill the team, even shooting Orlando after failing to rig the auction in the Age of Sail.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Prior to a few months before the Altered Present events take place, nobody had even heard of Ammon until he suddenly rose as the head of intelligence for the Dynasty.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He states that they will be unable to get back to their original timeline after they arrested him. Orlando confirming this fact by stating the presence of Ammon and T.I.M.E has caused too much damage to the past that the present won't be the same.
  • Karmic Death: He kills Santiago Sanchez to provoke the Khan into raging a war against the Chinese. It results in him having his throat slit by said person he wanted to manipulate.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Every time Ammon appears onscreen, the team is filled with dread, and any lightheartedness in the story quickly evaporates.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He gains the trust of Ogedei Khan so he can arm the Mongolian army with 18th-century firearms, while having his daughter kidnapped, in order to cause the two countries to go to war.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is derived from two prominent deities in Egyptian mythology - Amun and Bastet. In addition, Bastet was the goddess of protection, which Ammon does by continuously altering the timeline in Egypt's favor.
  • Overarching Villain: He not only sabotages the team for the first half of the series, but he also proves to be obstacle when he is finally seen in the Altered Present, and actively pursues them during the Age of Sail.
  • Slashed Throat: What Ogedei Khan does to him after he admits to killing Santiago Sanchez and orchestrating China and Mongolia into going to war.
  • Smug Snake: As the saboteur of the timeline, Ammon manages to strand the Temporal Crimes Division in time, while doing several near-irreversible damage to the timeline. Even after the team escape, he goes back in time yet again, even becoming Ogedei Khan's adviser in the process while plotting the Mongol takeover of China prematurely. Despite that, Ammon didn't count on the team foiling his plans to alter the timeline, nor did he count on the Khan executing him after gloating about how he pulled him along.
  • Spanner in the Works: Invoked by the Ptolemy Dynasty, he's responsible for not only sabotaging the team's time machine, but allowing Egypt to unexpectedly win major battles, taking over the trade routes and marrying members of the Ptolemy Dynasty off to other kingdoms to expand their empire.

Pharaoh Ramses XLIII

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The forty-third leader of the Ptolemy Dynasty and the pharaoh of New Cairo, originally New York, in 2029.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Altered Present.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Nefertiti kills him by pouring molten gold on top of his head, thus burning his head to a crisp.
  • Death by Materialism: Had Nefertiti help change the timeline to put him in power and provide him with wealth. And after trying to reduce her power, has molten gold poured over his head.
  • Guyliner: Befitting his role as Egyptian royalty, he wears purple and teal eyeshadow and has his lips painted gold.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Is behind Ammon Bast's and Nefertiti's actions, but the team never even learn of his existence until the Altered Present, and only met in person until the final case, where he's the victim.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Only seen during his murder investigation.
  • Patricide: Killed by Nefertiti, his own daughter, at the end of the Altered Present.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Since both Nefertiti and Ammon are in charge of altering the timeline, Ramses' role is being the face of the regime.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Hires an intern to assassinate the head journalist of Sphinx News after the latter discovers a re-education program deep inside the headquarters.
  • Your Cheating Heart: According to his wife, he would send her and Nefertiti out on errands while he had flings with the slaves.

Shabaka

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The queen of the Ptolemy dynasty, Ramses XLIII's wife and Nefertiti's mother.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: In her actual appearance, she is shown to be far more ruthless than her husband, even ordering the team and Resistance to be executed after they find his killer.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Much like her ancestor, Cleopatra VII.

     Ancient Times 

Cleopatra VII

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The queen of Egypt.

Marcus Junius Brutus

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The famous Roman soldier and Julius Caesar' assassin in the original timeline.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: The victim in Case 3 attempted to blackmail him after finding out of him being in an affair with a lower-class male.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Brutus is not Caesar's killer in the first case, since Caesar is killed three years earlier, and there's no mention of him trying to assassinate him. In addition, he is also fairly helpful in his three appearances and his main grudge against Caesar was due to being disowned by him.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's discovered to actually be Caesar's disowned son.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Ten years after Caesar is murdered in Egypt, he is still alive due to having never conspired against him.

Octavian

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Julius Caesar's adoptive son and the Great Consul of the Roman Empire.—-
  • Arc Villain: Of the Ancient Times arc, as he intends to destroy Egypt in revenge for Caesar's death and keepsafe the power of the Roman Republic.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Downplayed. Case 17 hints that Ammon Bast may have riled him up on Nefertiti's orders, possibly explaining why he was determined to destroy Egypt.
  • Evil Redhead: Befitting both his hot-headed temperament and his gold and orange color scheme.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Julius Caesar's murder drives Octavian to destroy Egypt rather than conquer it. That aside, Octavian is manipulative, hot-headed and egotistical.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Convinces Claudia Pulchra, his girlfriend, to kill her mother, who happens to be his political opponent. He rewards her with a banishment in return.
  • Smug Snake: He's certain that he will end up winning the war against Egypt, but despite being at an advantage in strength, although his impatience and cockiness eventually leads to him failing to win.
  • Sore Loser: He doesn't take Mark Antony's murder well, expecting that we would win the war, grows impatient when a ceasefire is forced, and reluctantly gives up after being tricked by Euterpe and Jack.

     The 1960s 

Lev Romanov

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The Ambassador of the Soviet Union in 1969, and also Marina's grandfather.
  • Abusive Parents: He would verbally abuse his daughter, Natasha Romanova. Later on, she would do the exact same thing to her own child.
  • Broken Pedestal: As revealed in the final case of the district, Marina tried to connect with her grandfather because of her rough relationship with her mother, but ends up realizing that Lev's verbal abuse had been the cause of Natasha's own abuse towards her.
  • Fiery Redhead: He is an ill-tempered redhead who makes it hard for the T.I.M.E. members to cooperate with him, which causes problems when he obtains Da Vinci's notes on time travel, forcing the team to resort to stealing them from him.
  • Generation Xerox: Natasha also grows up to be a high-ranking official as well as an abusive parent. And just like Lev, Natasha is killed to provoke a war between the US and Russia.

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     The Renaissance 

Leonardo Da Vinci

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A renowned genius in history, Da Vinci is sought after by T.I.M.E. for his help in fixing the sabotaged time machine.
  • Adorkable: He becomes excited whenever he gets to learn more about T.I.M.E. and the technology they use in the future.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: While he doesn't actually perform analyses or become an official partner of the player, the team does let him in on the fact that they're time travelers from the future in the district's second case, and he travels with them until the time machine is fixed at the end.
  • Historical Domain Character: The team specifically looks for Da Vinci to ask about his notes on time travel.

Alexandre Devereaux

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A French Musketeer, whom Penelope falls in love with.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name references Alexandre Dumas, who wrote a a novel about musketeers.
  • Nice Guy: Is nothing but polite and helpful to the members of T.I.M.E., and rarely, if ever, bears any ill will towards any of the case victims when he's flagged as a suspect.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's 6 feet tall, has dark brown hair, and his good looks are the talk of the main characters (especially Penelope) during the Renaissance.
  • Time Travel Romance: With Penelope, until they break up because of her T.I.M.E. duties.

     The Resistance (Altered Present) 

Isabelle Huxley

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The leader of the resistance against the Ptolemy dynasty and fighting to restore the Altered Present back to normal.

Sirius Atwood

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The historian for the resistance against the Ptolemy dynasty, and Orlando's deceased husband in the original timeline.
  • Aloof Ally: Although he's nice, he is wary of others even if they're on the same side as him. This is lampshaded when Sirius tells Isabelle that he doesn't trust one of their allies, to which she retorts that he doesn't trust anyone.
  • Alternate Self: He actually existed in the original timeline where he was married to Orlando, but died long before the events of Travel in Time.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Sirius is an affable person, and he's a historian as well as one of the more knowledgeable people in the Resistance.
  • Happily Married: To Orlando, at least in the original timeline before his death. In the Altered Present, Sirius is alive but doesn't recognize Orlando.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Orlando, twice. Not only is he dead in the original timeline, but he is left behind in the Altered Present, which the team has to make sure never comes into existence.
  • Meaningful Name: Sirius is named after the brightest star in the solar system, which was important to Ancient Egyptian culture. His last name, Atwood, references Margaret Atwood, who wrote yet another novel about a dystopian future.
  • Nice Guy: He's kind and always willing to lend a hand to the main characters.

Ravi Jabari

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A Resistance spy acting as a porter for the pharaoh, who uses his position to gather information on the royal family.
  • The Mole: His main job is to spy on the Ptolemys disguised as their palace porter.

     Age of Sail 

Ellis Shadrach

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The captain of the HMS Highmore who takes the Temporal Crimes Division as his crew so they can reach the auction in time.'''

Jorge de la Cruz

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An English pirate and a crewman of the Black Sparrow who saves the Crimes Division from Ammon on her ship. Appears in the Age Of Sail.'''
  • Badass Gay: He is a pirate and he falls in love with Agwé, a young Voodoo apprentice. However, he kills him in order to hide his sexuality which leads him to be exiled from the crew.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives just in time to save the team from Amonn's attack on the island.
  • Nice Hat: His red pirate hat.

Mary Read

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An English pirate and the captain of the Black Sparrow who saves the Crimes Division from Ammon on her ship. Appears in the Age Of Sail.
  • Action Girl: Being a pirate and captain of the Black Sparrow, this is a given.
  • Badass in Distress: Gets locked up for her piracy in case 25 and faces execution until she was helped to be released thanks to Zara.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives just in time to save the team from Amonn's attack on the island.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Able to speak in English and French.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She didn't have any problems with Jorge's sexual life and just cared he was a good crewman. However she still couldn't tolerate he killed his crush in order to hide it and exiled him.
  • I Owe You My Life: She saves the team from Ammon's attack because they helped her take control of the Black Sparrow.
  • Nice Girl: She shows to truly care for her crew mates and warmly welcomes Isadora to her crew when she wants to become a pirate. She also shows a great deal of respect for the Temporal Crimes Division after they helped her a great deal.
  • Nice Hat: Her green and gold pirate hat, which also serves as a profile clue in Case 24.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Her attempts at an introduction towards the victim in case 25 came accosts as too intimidating that caused her to end up locked up. Luckily the team came to her rescue.
  • Worthy Opponent: Teach deemed her as a worthy rival, enough for him to leave his ship in her hands after his death.

     Medieval Asia 

Ogedei Khan

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The ruler of the Mongol Empire who both Ammon Bast and the Crimes Division seek out after the former escapes to Mongolia.
  • Famous Ancestor: Theo reveals that he's related to the Khan in the first case of Medieval Asia.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He's oblivious to the fact that Ammon, who guises as his military adviser, is manipulating both him and Emperor Lizong to go to war so he can piggyback off the Mongol's success.

Princess Torgoljin

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Ogedei Khan's daughter and Theo's ancestor, who is kidnapped by the Chinese due to Ammon's attempts to spark a war between Mongolia and China.
  • Destructive Romance: After being escorted back back to Mongolia by Santiago Sanchez, the two begin to have feelings for each other, which, had Santiago not been killed by Ammon, would result in Theo and his lineage being removed from history.
  • Famous Ancestor: Being the daughter of gedei Khan makes her one of an ancestor of Theo.

Santiago Sanchez

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A Spanish explorer whom the team befriends in Medieval Asia.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Speaking in English and Spanish in his dialogue.
  • Destructive Romance: After escorting Princess Torgoljin back to Mongolia, the two begin to have feelings for each other, which, had he not been killed by Ammon, would result in Theo and his lineage being removed from history.
  • Escort Mission: The team trusts him to escort Princess Torgoljin back to her father, Ogedei Khan.
  • Expy: Santiago is based off the real-life Italian explorer Marco Polo.
  • Killed Off for Real: Had been bashed to death by Ammon Bast in the final case of Medieval Asia.
  • Nice Hat: The red hat/scarf he wears on his head. It appears as a clue during his murder case.
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