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The TimeSplitters series has a very large cast. Here are a few of the characters and tropes associated with them.

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Characters introduced in TimeSplitters



Captain Ash

  • 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.

Harry Tipper

  • 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 himself 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.

Lt. Christine Malone

Chastity Detroit

Peekaboo Jones


The Timesplitters

  • Slave Mooks: The drones, who aren't real Splitters, but a formerly peaceful race who were forced into servitude.


  • Ascended Extra: The Chinese Chef, who is one of the few characters to appear in all three games and is playable in his own League Mission in both sequels.
  • Arc Villain: Mr. Big, who only appears rarely in the level.
  • Artifact Mook: Mr. Big and the Suit Hoodlum reappear in the "Chemical Plant" mission that's supposed to take place decades later.


  • Ascended Extra: The Badass Cyborg. Appears in all games and is playable in a "Classic" Challenge Mission in the second.
  • Badass Transplant: All of them, but most obviously the Badass Cyborg, who is "The leanest, the meanest and the badass machine-est!"

     Other Characters 


Characters introduced in TimeSplitters 2


Sergeant Cortez

  • 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!"
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Considered to be the main protagonist of the franchise, despite being introduced in Timesplitters 2.
  • One-Man Army: "A battle-hardened veteran who is proficient with all weapon types and can adapt to any combat conditions".
    • His Future Perfect profile describes him as a "Space Marine extraordinaire".
  • 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. Doubles as Improbable Aiming Skills, since he's somehow able to nail a sniper on a cliff high above him with a flare gun.
  • 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.

Corporal Hart

  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: She'll reappear as the second player's character in Co-op in 2401 Space Station, even though she got splayed by a Reaper Splitter earlier.


  • 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 by Sadako and her gang of hackers. The Neotokyo mission has him getting revenge on them.
  • 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?
  • Wrongful Accusation Insurance: Averted. After sending the evidence to the police, they still try to kill him, and he's ultimately forced to escape the city entirely.

Jo-Beth Casey

  • 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!"
    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.
  • In Name Only: Future Perfect retcons and reimagines many characters from the previous games, but hers is the most extreme.

Jungle Queen

  • Action Girl: When playing in Coop as the second player's character.


Mr. Underwood

  • 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?

Jake Fenton

  • Revenge: Against "Mister" Big Tony. Everyone in Chicago took bribes to turn a blind eye against Big Tony's gang, Fenton refused and was fired and run out of town as a result. 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.

Elijah Jones

  • Revolvers Are Just Better: Always carries a revolver with him wherever he goes, fitting for the time period he fits in to (1853).

Kitten Celeste

Ilsa Nadir

Gregor Lenko

  • Cold Sniper: "You hear a whistling sound and a thud, that's the warning shot. You won't hear the second one".
  • Red Baron: His nickname is "The Russian Bear".
  • Weapon of Choice: Sniper rifles.

     Story Mode Characters 


  • Lzherusskie: They don't even look that Russian to begin with.
  • Missing Secret: The "Special Forces" that appear in story mode are different from the ones in multiplayer, and cannot be unlocked as playable characters by any means.
  • Palette Swap: There are 5 different forces: Arctic (white/light blue), Regular (green/brown), Desert (yellow/tan/brown), Special(black/dark blue) and Undead (Zombie versions of the Arctic Forces). Each is spread across 5 different models: Private (guy with beret), Sergeant (black guy with helmet), Lieutenant (girl with beret), Trooper (Gas Mask Mooks), and Captain (guy with ski mask). The Trooper also has an unplayable sixth palette swap.
  • The Unfought: Trooper White in "Siberia", whose role is filled by the "Special Forces" in story mode. Trooper Grey as such is absent too, along with Captain Pain, oddly enough.


  • The Butcher: Hatchet Sal, who got his name from his chopping off of victim's right hands and keeping them in a box. After having an Acid Reflux Nightmare in which an army of left hands attempted to avenge their fallen brothers, he got rid of the box, but the name stuck.
  • Butt-Monkey: Braces, who is frequently tricked by Louie Bignose into breaking bad news to Tony.
  • Missing Secret: The Consultant can never be unlocked in Arcade Mode.
  • Sole Survivor: Braces' profile in ''Future Perfect" implies he was the only member to survive Jake's Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: "Looks like Braces got the last laugh; I don't see Big Tony in this game!"
  • The Unfought: Braces does not appear on Easy Difficulty.

Notre Dame

  • Big Damn Heroes: The Hunchback arrives to assist you against a swarm of zombies.
  • The Unfought: The Changelings don't appear on Easy. The Gargoyles don't appear at all

Return To Planet X


  • Big Bad: Sadako.
  • One-Way Visor: Sadako and Barby Gimp wear these. Sadako's covers up some hideous scars.
  • Wolverine Claws: Milkbaby and Barby Gimp wear these. Krayola wears them in the intro cutscene but not in gameplay.

Wild West

  • Big Bad: The Colonel.
  • The Dragon: Jared Slim, who is the most common enemy in "Wild West".
  • The Unfought: Ample Sally and Lean Molly do not appear as enemies in "Wild West".


  • Golem: Stone/Wood varieties. Common weapons don't work on them in story mode.

The Monkeys

  • Mascot Mook: On the front cover of the second and third games. They also have their own game mode, and several League Missions and Challenge Missions revolve around them.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The ones in the Aztec level throw volatile watermelons.
  • 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: Archibald, as he'd rather you didn't know.
  • Expy: He's largely inspired from the James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • Eyepatch of Power: His TS2 profile implies he actually got it from a novelty shop to make himself look cool.
  • Harmless Villain: He really is useless. Crow outright calls him a fool.
  • Punny Name: His last name is a pun on the word "callous," which might suit part of his nature.

Khallos' Organization

  • The Artifact: Vlad the Installer has a "cinematic" model, implying he was originally supposed to have a larger role.
  • Bodyguard Babes: The "Booty Guards".
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": The Future Perfect versions of the henchmen have a "K" on their uniforms.
  • Elite Mooks: The black-clad Elite Henchmen (Dark Henchman in TS2) and Elite Henchwomen. The Booty Guards are an even higher rank.
  • The Unfought: Dr. Peabody and Nurse Gulag in Future Perfect. They only appear on propaganda posters.
  • Unique Enemy: The workers in Sector 1. Vlad and Leonid only appear once, and Oleg twice (The other "Oleg" is named Erik).

    Arcade Mode Characters 

The Circus

  • Cloudcuckoolander: A darker version with Leo Krupps, a deranged man in a lion suit. He, according to his gallery description, is the circus lion tamer, 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.
  • Multiple Head Case: Nikki and Jinki are treated as separate characters despite being attached to the same body.
  • Nightmare Face: Mister Giggles and Jinki have quite the frightening visage.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Mischief, Lola, Nikki, and Stumpy.
  • Youkai: Nikki-Jinki seems to be a futakuchi-onna.


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.

Amy Chen


  • But Now I Must Go: Much to the dismay of The General ("Aw, not the robot!").
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: After being infected with a virus.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: At first, R-110 was just a normal, evil robot who killed two resistance members, only for Cortez to jump on him by surprise and reprogram him. Around a few minutes into Something to Crow About, he gets infected with a virus and the turn becomes cemented, though he still acts condescending to humans.
  • Leet Speak: After Cortez picks up an Electro-Tool.
  • Robotic Psychopath: Post-virus.

Machine Wars Rebels

     Story Mode Characters 

Jacob Crow

  • 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.

Kronia Forces

Brotherhood of Ultra Science & Mansion Occupants

  • Creepy Child: Edwina, who conjures flame and sics zombies at the player.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: Whether they be butchers, butlers, or moonwalkers, they are here for selection in multiplayer.
  • Evil Chef: Gaston Boucher. His meals are to die for!
  • The Unfought: Nurses Tourniquet and Sputum, which is handwaved by a log claiming that all the nurses were eaten by zombies. Sputum seems to be unfinished, given her head doesn't detach like the other undead.
  • Unique Enemy: Jed and Gaston Boucher only appear twice each in "Mansion of Madness"
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can kill Dr. Harvey and the many scientists with no penalty. There's also a test chamber in "What Lies Below" you can use to screw with a zombie and a scientist.


  • The Unfought: No male Inceptors in "U-Genius, U-Genix", only females.


     Arcade Mode Characters 


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