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Jacob Crow

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Jacob Crow
Unlocked by Default
Species Human
Size Normal
Accuracy N/A
Agility 6
Stamina 4
Fire Proof 8
Shock Proof 5
Default AI 2
Native TimeZone 1994-2052
First Appearance TSFP Story Mode
Relations None
Games TSFP
TS1 Gesture N/A TSFP Gesture Says "See you in the future sucker!" then dissapears.
TS2 Gallery N/A TSFP Gallery  ?

Jacob Crow is a crazed scientist who first made an appearance in TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. During his quest for immortality, he came across the ability to travel through time, an ability he used to create a time loop so that his younger self could have a lifetime worth of research. Eventually, he created the TimeSplitters, the race who are at war with humanity throughout the whole series.


Crow's Story

Crow's story is hard to judge, since you see him at different ages during different time zones. Also, due to the fact that he directly interacts with himself, he changes his own history which makes it impossible to know for sure in which order he visited each time zone.

Cortez's Encounters With Crow

Sergeant Cortez encounters Crow in every time zone he visits, and each time he finds Crow at a different stage in his life.


Cortez first sees Crow in 1924, below an island just off the coast of Scotland. Crow appears old, but before Cortez can say anything, Crow had jumped to another time.


Cortez then sees Crow as a much younger man in a Russian trainyard during 1969. He is gathering troops from evil genius Khallos and sending them through a wormhole to another time. He then spots Cortez and jumps through himself to leave some guards to deal with Cortez.


During 1994, Cortez encounters Crow in his youngest form at a mansion in Connecticut, it turns out that this is before Crow has even discovererd to travel through time. A much older Crow jumps to this moment and gives his younger self a time device, they then both disappear to another time.


On top of the U-Genix building in 2052, Cortez finds an old Crow, who hasn't yet discovered how to time-travel. He then witnesses the young Crow from 1994 appear and give his older self a time device. They both again disappear to other times.


Cortez fights a grotesque beast during 2243 in a secret area of the UltraNet HQ only to find out that it is Crow, his age at this point is impossible to determine. He had created the TimeSplitters and had even turned himself into one. He claims that doing so has "freed him from the bonds of mortality". He then follows Cortez back to 1924.


Cortez encounters the Splitter Crow again under the island just off the coast of Scotland. Anya creates a time-loop that lets Cortez team up with himself and they defeat Crow. Doing so ensures that the TimeSplitters never get created, and that the war never happens.

Obtaining the Time Crystals

One main problem that the game doesn't explain is how Jacob Crow manages to get to 1924 to mine the island in the first place and how he knew where to mine. It is unknown if there was an external source who told him where to mine. If he managed to accidentally fall through a wormhole and end in 1924 or earlier, he may have seen the Time Crystals first hitting the Scottish Island, and then begun to mine it in 1924. However if you consider the fact that Cortez meets many of his future selves throughout the game and you then go forward to do what they did, you can assume that a timeline where Crow never completed his research didn't exist, just as a timeline where Cortez can't get through the door on the scottish island doesn't exist. Alternatively, it may have just been a mistake.

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