- "Behind everyone's friendly smile there's nothing but lies."
Franziska Doppler is the daughter of Peter and Charlotte Doppler and the older sister of Elisabeth. A teenager in 2019, she is a rhythmic gymnast, has perfect grades, and is considered a nerd by her fellow classmates including Jonas Kahnwald and Bartosz Tiedemann, making it all the more surprising when she starts dating the stoner Magnus Nielsen.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Appearances
- 3 Gallery
Franziska is close to her younger sister Elisabeth, even if they bicker sometimes. She is angry with her parents Peter and Charlotte; she can't stand that they are brushing their marital problems under the rug instead of speaking openly about them. Franziska absolutely despises the hypocrisy of people in Winden. Eventually became a member of Sic Mundus Creatus Est (the Travelers) with Magnus.
Magnus and Franziska are officially a couple. He's known for a while that she hides money in a small box beneath an abandoned railway. One day, Magnus sees someone else putting money in the box. It's Bernadette the prostitute.
Magnus comes to the wrong conclusions and is outraged with Franziska. He then learns that she is selling Bernadette prescriptions for hormones to complete her gender reassignment. Peter Doppler used to be one of Bernadette's customers and now she relies on his daughter. Franziska is sorely disappointed by Magnus' lack of trust, but she forgives him.
Magnus and Martha decide they're going to search the caves (which Katharina has been obessively searching) and are also joined by Franziska and Elisabeth Doppler. The teens are surprised to find Bartosz there with a strange device. Magnus overpowers Bartosz and the others tie him up, but he won't reveal what he's up to.
The teenagers return to the Winden Caves and are observed by Noah. Bartosz is still tied up there. They ask him what is going on. He says he cannot tell them and even if he did, they wouldn't believe him. Franziska tells him that the human body can survive three days without nourishment, and they all prepare to leave. Finally, he tells them it is a time machine. Magnus does not believe it, but Martha tells Bartosz to show them how it works. Bartosz says he needs a phone. Martha hands him hers. This activates the device.
The teenagers emerge from the cave and realize the landscape is different, the chair is missing. Bartosz says he didn't believe it at first either, but Noah told him what would happen before they happened: Martha would kiss Jonas, his mother would get cancer, Jonas would disappear but he will soon return. Franziska says Elisabeth knows Noah. Magnus scoffs and leaves, the others following. Bartosz asks Martha if she trusts him. She does not answer and goes to join the others.
At the Doppler house, Franziska, Magnus, and Elisabeth share what they know with Charlotte and Peter, who are actually already aware of the time-travelling occurring. Once Franziska realizes that her parents are not surprised by the news about time travel, she gets angry that they kept this knowledge a secret, as well as her father's affair.
On the day of the apocalypse, the Stranger finds Magnus, Bartosz, and Franziska in the Nielsen house. He has a time machine with him and they all travel together at the last minute.
1888 (time travel)
After traveling through time with older Jonas to escape the apocalypse, Franziska ended up stuck in 1888 with the rest of the group. One day, Martha walked out of the room she was staying in and she sees Bartosz, Franziska, and Magnus who all look at her in disbelief. Magnus hugs her, but Jonas tells him that that is not Martha. Since they are all confused, Martha says that she is not the Martha they knew, and that she is trying to fix everything.
The group ask Martha to clarify what she was saying about being from a different world, and tells them that her world ends exactly like theirs. Magnus finds it ridiculous because he is not dead, but Jonas asks how they were found. Martha tells him that Jonas told her, but Franziska is quick to point out she had already said there was not a Jonas in her world. Martha explained that Jonas traveled from their world to hers, but older Jonas tells Martha that she is lying because he never went to her world. He gets aggressive and asks her what she really wants and if Adam sent her.
A door opens and tells the group that they need to start the machines, as they are running late. The man points out they have a visitor, while Jonas leaves.
At the Tannhaus Machinery Factory, Franziska sees Bartosz and Martha return as an angered Jonas approaches them and asks where they had been. Jonas asks what Martha had told him, and Bartosz simply replies that they had been stuck there for weeks, and Jonas had no idea how anything worked while knowing exactly what would happen, but keeping it secret from them. Jonas pleads with Bartosz to open his eyes and realize he was being used because that was not the real Martha. Jonas reminds everybody that Martha is dead, while Magnus looks down sadly, and tells Bartosz that nobody can come back from the dead.
Magnus looks at Franziska and tells Jonas that whoever she may be, she could be the only way they have to escape 1888. Bartosz asks Jonas why he had not told them the truth and orders him to tell everybody who really killed the Martha they knew. Jonas is not able to do it and leaves, so Bartosz rushes after him and pushes him to the ground and once again telling him to tell everybody who Adam is. Jonas gets up and pushes Bartosz back, starting a fight between the both of them until they are separated by Magnus and Franziska. Bartosz reminds everybody that he had told them that Jonas was always to blame for their problems and reveals to them all that Jonas is Adam before storming off.
Later that day, Franziska is present when Martha gives Jonas dark matter so they could escape 1888. Jonas places the orb in a bowl, while the rest of the group watches. He starts a machine, which lets off electric energy. The energy strikes the orb forming a god particle, which ultimately does not stabilize. Looking inside the bowl, the group sees the orb is destroyed. Franziska asks where Martha is; she is in her room grabbing a lantern and her orb. She uses another sphere and places it in the orb. She turns the orb and places it on the ground and disappears as soon as Jonas and the rest of the group enters the room.
2019 (alternate version)
Franziska is having sex with Magnus in his room. Mikkel goes upstairs, as Magnus covers Franziska's mouth and yells that he will be downstairs in a second. He kisses Franziska, and they put clothes on. Afterwards, Franziska leaves the house by climbing down as Magnus heads down for breakfast.
Magnus walks into the bunker, where Franziska is waiting. They kiss and begin having sex. They pause for a moment, and Magnus tells her he loves her, to which Franziska responds the same in sign language.
Franziska and Magnus arrive at the woods, where Magnus is taken aback when Jonas asks about Mikkel. Kilian is annoyed at Jonas' presence, and Magnus demands to know how Jonas knows his brother.
Jonas is confused that Mikkel isn't there, and recalls Mikkel had joined them in his world when he did not want to be left home alone. Magnus is confused and mentions Mikkel is old enough to look after himself, and tells him to get lost. In the forest, the teenagers walk as Kilian asks Martha why Jonas acted as if he knew her. Martha says he did not, and thinks it is strange. Bartosz changes the subject by mentioning Nostradamus predicted that the world would end that year, and Magnus thinks that is ridiculous. Jonas walks to the Nielsen's, but finds no lights turned on. In the woods, Kilian is hoping to find Erik, saying the police could have missed something.
Magnus asks the group if they know the story of the cave monster, which he says is legit. However, as he was going to tell it, they heard noises all over the place, including inside the cave. Their flashlights start flickering, and they start running away from the cave. They run into the bunker. In the bunker, Bartosz asks if everything is over, to which Magnus replies that he thinks so. Inside the bunker, a wormhole opens and a kid falls, with his eyes completely destroyed. Opening his jacket, Martha finds a student card, which reveals the kid to be Mads Nielsen.
Eva's World version
Magnus and Franziska sit in front of the lake with one hour left until the apocalypse. She asks Magnus what he thinks the birds, light, and boy in the bunker mean. He tells her Martha thinks the apocalypse would happen that day because she is crazy. Franziska is confused, but tells him if they die that day, they would die together, which Magnus agrees with. Magnus and Franziska in Eva's World look towards the plant, which now formed the God Particle, which destroys them, and everything else.
Adam's World version
Grown up Magnus and Franziska from Adam's World intercept Bartosz and Martha. She asks Magnus who he is, and he in turn asks her to guess. She realizes it is her brother and from the future, but Magnus mentions he is not from her future. Bartosz is confused, and Magnus tells Martha she was lied to because Eva does not want the apocalypse to be stopped because they are responsible for what happened. However, Magnus assures Martha there is a way to change everything. Franziska tells young Martha what she must do is choose Adam's World and trust Adam; Jonas. Martha is surprised to hear Jonas is still alive, and Franziska tells her that only in their world, and he knew where The Origin is. However, before that she had to save Jonas from the apocalypse in his world and bring him to that world.
Bartosz calls everyone crazy, but Magnus tells Martha it is impossible to stop what was going to happen in Eva's World, but if she went with them, she could prevent everything while pulling out an orb. Bartosz asks what the orb is while Martha looks in shock. Martha tells Bartosz to go with them, but Franziska tells her he could not because he was not "one of [them]", and would be saved by "the others". Martha apologizes and goes with them before disappearing, leaving Bartosz alone with his bike.
Season 1 
- Episode 1 "Secrets" (2019)
- Episode 2 "Lies" (2019)
- Episode 4 "Double Lives" (2019)
- Episode 9 "Everything Is Now" (2019)
- Episode 10 "Alpha and Omega" (2019)
Season 2 
- Episode 1 "Beginnings and Endings" (1921, 2020)
- Episode 2 "Dark Matter" (2020)
- Episode 4 "The Travelers" (2020)
- Episode 5 "Lost and Found" (2020)
- Episode 6 "An Endless Cycle" (1921, 2019)
- Episode 7 "The White Devil" (2020)
- Episode 8 "Endings and Beginnings" (1921, 2020)
Season 3 
- Episode 1 "Deja-vu" (2019 alternate)
- Episode 2 "The Survivors" (1888)
- Episode 3 "Adam and Eva" (2019 alternate)
- Episode 4 "The Origin" (2053)
- Episode 5 "Life and Death" (2053)
- Episode 6 "Light and Shadow" (2053, 2019 alternate)
- Episode 7 "Between the Time" (2020)
- Episode 8 "The Paradise" (2053)
- → See 26 images of Franziska Doppler at Images of Franziska Doppler.
- Dark Season 3 Episode 8: "The Paradise"