History Characters / BackToTheFuture

5th Jun '17 11:17:24 AM KingLyger
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* IndyPloy: He's quick at coming up with ways to get himself out of a bind.

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* IndyPloy: He's quick Marty proves himself quite capable at coming up with ways to get himself out of a bind.bind.
** In ''Part I'', when Biff and his cronies tried to run Marty into the back of a manure truck, Marty leaped off of his skateboard and ran through Biff's car.
** He managed to stop a temporal paradox that could destroy all of space-time with a few well-placed sandbags to the head of Biff's goons in ''Part II''.
** Unable to avoid a gunfight, he uses the door of a conveniently-placed stove as a bulletproof vest in ''Part III''.
** Also from ''Part III'', after seeing Clara about to fall from the train with Doc barely hanging on, Marty slipped Doc the hoverboard to help catch her.
4th Jun '17 2:24:47 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** Subverted in 1885, where as the town blacksmith he seems to be well-liked by the town, where he's on a first-name basis with the saloonkeeper and the mayor.



** Subverted in 1885, whereas the town blacksmith he seems to be well-liked by the town, where he's on a first-name basis with the saloonkeeper and the mayor.
2nd Jun '17 4:13:39 PM Farnham
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** He's shown to have a full mane of blonde hair in 1946 in ''Biff to the Future''.
31st May '17 1:00:33 PM eindyeun
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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: For a skateboarding rockstar wannabe, he's surprisingly down to earth.



* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: For a skateboarding rockstar wannabe, he's surprisingly down to earth.



* TrueCompanions: [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Marty]] and [[ReluctantMadScientist Doc]] have a [[OddFriendship very strange]] but very strong bond. They are separated by interests and [[IntergenerationalFriendship age]], but they would [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice themselves]] for each other without a second thought. That's during the films. It gets more flagrant after the video game. This trope being more flagrant in the video game could be justified by the fact that Marty befriended a ''teenage'' Emmett Brown in 1931 like he did in 1955 with his parents and in 1885 with his great-great-grandparents.

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* TrueCompanions: [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Marty]] and [[ReluctantMadScientist Doc]] have a [[OddFriendship very strange]] but very strong bond. They are separated by interests and [[IntergenerationalFriendship age]], but they would [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice themselves]] for each other without a second thought. That's during the films. It gets more flagrant after the video game. This trope being more flagrant in the video game could be justified by the fact that Marty befriended a ''teenage'' Emmett Brown in 1931 like he did in 1955 with his parents and in 1885 with his great-great-grandparents.
28th May '17 7:45:28 PM costanton11
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* PlayingGertrude: Lea Thompson is just nine days older than Creator/MichaelJFox, and still portrays his fully-grown mother in the 1985 timelines. Though it does make perfect sense, as for most of the first film (intended as a one-shot story at the time) she's the same age as Marty. Stranger is that she's actually three years younger than Wendy Jo Sperber, who plays her teenage daughter in the film series.

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* PlayingGertrude: Lea Thompson is just nine days older than Creator/MichaelJFox, and still portrays his fully-grown mother in the 1985 timelines. Though it does make perfect sense, as for most of the first film (intended as a one-shot story at the time) she's the same age as Marty. Stranger is that she's actually three years younger than Wendy Jo Sperber, who plays her teenage daughter in the film series.series, and four years younger than Marc [=McClure=], who plays her older son.
27th May '17 8:14:39 AM KingLyger
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* TheCaligula: In 1985-A, his building is labeled with a gigantic likeness of him with giant neon letters that say "BIFF'S." He also spends most of his time in bathrobes.

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* TheCaligula: In 1985-A, his building is labeled with a gigantic likeness of him with giant neon letters that say "BIFF'S." He also spends most of his time in bathrobes.yelling at people, and literally getting away with murder by buying out the corrupt police force. And the only reason he's as powerful as he is was because his future self literally handed him an almanac that allowed him to win at gambling at any sporting event he wants.
27th May '17 8:11:39 AM KingLyger
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* HighSchoolSweethearts: With George.

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* HighSchoolSweethearts: With George.George, even in the unalerted timeline where their marriage is rocky.



* PlayingGertrude: Lea Thompson is just nine ''days'' older than Creator/MichaelJFox, and still portrays his fully-grown mother in the 1985 timelines. Though it does make perfect sense, as for most of the first film (intended as a one-shot story at the time) she's the same age as Marty. Stranger is that she's actually three years younger than Wendy Jo Sperber, who plays ''her teenage daughter'' in the film series.

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* PlayingGertrude: Lea Thompson is just nine ''days'' days older than Creator/MichaelJFox, and still portrays his fully-grown mother in the 1985 timelines. Though it does make perfect sense, as for most of the first film (intended as a one-shot story at the time) she's the same age as Marty. Stranger is that she's actually three years younger than Wendy Jo Sperber, who plays ''her her teenage daughter'' daughter in the film series.



* PlayingGertrude: Glover is actually 3 years ''younger'' than Creator/MichaelJFox. (averted with Weissman, who is 3 years older). Justified for the same reason this trope is listed in Lorraine's list.

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* PlayingGertrude: Glover is actually 3 three years ''younger'' younger than Creator/MichaelJFox. (averted with Weissman, who is 3 years older).Creator/MichaelJFox. Justified for the same reason this trope is listed in Lorraine's list.



* [[YouLeaveHimAlone You Leave Her Alone!]]: Said word for word by George.

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* [[YouLeaveHimAlone You Leave Her Alone!]]: Said word for word Alone]]: Enforced by George. Marty, who comes up with a plan to get George on Lorraine's good side. When it turns out to be Biff instead, George still doesn't back down.



* BookDumb: He's not good at school, but is a major gearhead as shown in Part II.

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* BookDumb: He's not good at school, but is a major gearhead as shown in Part II.II, he's very good with cars.



%%* TheCaligula: In 1985-A.

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%%* * TheCaligula: In 1985-A.1985-A, his building is labeled with a gigantic likeness of him with giant neon letters that say "BIFF'S." He also spends most of his time in bathrobes.



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Now Biff, don't con me!

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Now Biff, don't con me!In the altered 1985, where he's rather submissive to George, he can't get away with putting on only one coat of wax on any cars.
26th May '17 11:46:04 AM KingLyger
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* NobodyCallsMeChicken: In one timeline, this flaw ruined his life.

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* NobodyCallsMeChicken: His FatalFlaw in the second and third movies. Calling him chicken or otherwise suggesting he's a coward causes him, in various timelines, to challenge a gang of bullies, his clearly corrupt friend from high school, and a known Wild West outlaw. In one timeline, Lone Pine 2015, this flaw is shown to have ruined his life.life by getting into a car accident that broke Marty's hand and got him sued by the other driver. Thankfully, after some self-reflection, Marty gets over it.
26th May '17 9:07:55 AM TrueBlue170
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* BookDumb: Seems to actually need the exposition Doc gives... but [[spoiler: it seems to have been him that hooked that 1985 video recorder up to Doc's 1955 TV. Maybe Doc's been teaching him?]]

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* BookDumb: Seems to actually need the exposition Doc gives... but [[spoiler: it seems to have been him that hooked that 1985 video recorder up to Doc's 1955 TV. Maybe Doc's been teaching him?]]him?
24th May '17 10:52:47 PM jormis29
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->'''Played By:''' Crispin Glover, Jeffrey Weissman

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->'''Played By:''' Crispin Glover, Creator/CrispinGlover, Jeffrey Weissman
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