History Characters / BackToTheFuture

4th Dec '16 8:22:02 PM SirSapphire
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* HawaiianShirtedTourist: Played with. Doc is rarely seen without a tacky luau shirt, and he ''is'' a tourist.

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* HawaiianShirtedTourist: Played with. Doc is rarely seen without a tacky luau shirt, and he ''is'' a tourist. Makes sense since he's allergic to synthetic fabrics and real Hawaiian shirts are made out of cotton.
4th Dec '16 5:42:58 PM SirSapphire
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** Even before, Lorraine admitted that George was plenty cute, but his spinelessness and lack of self-confidence turned her off.
14th Nov '16 6:52:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* IKnowMortalKombat: Learned how to sharpshoot from playing an arcade game.

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* IKnowMortalKombat: Learned how to sharpshoot from playing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Gunman an arcade game.game]].
1st Oct '16 2:48:26 AM jameygamer
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* BigBad: In ''Part II''. His alteration of the timeline turns Hill Valley into a dystopia, --with him at the top-- that should be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]].

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* BigBad: In ''Part II''. His alteration of the timeline turns Hill Valley into a dystopia, --with him at the top-- that should be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]]. He's also a major antagonist in ''Part I'', but in this film, his bullying and jerkassery is only half the challenge Marty is faced with.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In 1985-A, as the founder of Biffco. He apparently has a head for business, as he's basically a small business owner in the 'fixed' 1985 timeline.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In 1985-A, as the founder of Biffco. He apparently has a head for business, as he's basically a small business owner in the 'fixed' 1985 timeline.timeline and is George's supervisor at some sort of office business in the 'starting' 1985 timeline, meaning he's this trope in both of the 'bad' 1985 timelines seen in the films (though he's a mere grownup bully in the 'starting' timeline instead of a crime boss).



* {{Jerkass}}: He's has a callous personality up until George stands up for himself, anyway. And he seems more bitter than jerkass in 2015 - given the opportunity to go back in time, he opts to make himself rich rather than do anything to the [=McFly=] family.

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* {{Jerkass}}: He's has a callous personality up until George stands up for himself, anyway. And he seems more bitter than jerkass in 2015 - given the opportunity to go back in time, he opts to make himself rich rather than do anything to the [=McFly=] family. [[spoiler:While he does make himself rich, he turns the town into a hellhole and evidently gets himself killed years before 2015.]]



* OlderAndWiser: 2015!Biff. He formulates a surprisingly effective plan to make his past self rich, ''after'' listening to Doc talking about the risks of meeting an alternate self, and even figures out how to make the time machine work.

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* OlderAndWiser: 2015!Biff. He formulates a surprisingly effective plan to make his past self rich, ''after'' listening to Doc talking about the risks of meeting an alternate self, and even figures out how to make the time machine work. [[spoiler:The plan, however, firmly wipes out his OlderAndWiser trait by having his 1985-A self retain a childish temper and ultimately die well before 2015, thereby erasing old Biff from existence until Marty sets things right.]]



* VillainousCrush: For Lorraine. Taken to disturbing levels in the second film.

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* VillainousCrush: For Lorraine. Taken to disturbing levels in the second film.film, and this is after the AttemptedRape which is still in play in 1955-A.
29th Sep '16 4:53:35 PM jameygamer
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Very much. Marty is shocked by Lorraine's real attractiveness when he meets her in 1955. She ages much more gracefully in the "improved" 1985 that Marty returns to in the first film.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Very much. She's somewhat plain and a bit drunk and prudish at the start of the first film, so Marty is shocked by Lorraine's real attractiveness when he meets her in 1955. She ages much more gracefully in the "improved" 1985 that Marty returns to in the first film.



* PlayingGertrude: Lea Thompson is just nine ''days'' older than Creator/MichaelJFox. 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.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.
24th Sep '16 5:55:12 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod says the 1985-A version of Biff was inspired by DonaldTrump. The portrait in Biff's office was even based on one of Trump.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod says the 1985-A version of Biff was inspired by DonaldTrump.Creator/DonaldTrump. The portrait in Biff's office was even based on one of Trump.
23rd Sep '16 8:20:28 AM gjjones
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* AdaptationalBadass: The videogame has him ''punch out'' Mad Dog Tannen in a OneHitKO.

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* AdaptationalBadass: The videogame video game has him ''punch out'' Mad Dog Tannen in a OneHitKO.



* EinsteinHair: How ''did'' he get his hair to stick out like that? The game expends on this. During the 1931 HV Science Expo. Young Emmett is driving his flying rocket powered car, which explodes violently. When Emmett exits the expo, his hairs became like his movie counterpart, as a result of the explosion (which he didn't have before). He comments that after that incident, he got banned from the expo for at least 50 years.
* FanOfThePast: Doc is a a fan of the Old West, and gets to live in it by the time ''Part III'' rolls around.

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* EinsteinHair: How ''did'' he get his hair to stick out like that? The game expends expands on this. During the 1931 HV Science Expo. Young Emmett is driving his flying rocket powered car, which explodes violently. When Emmett exits the expo, his hairs became like his movie counterpart, as a result of the explosion (which he didn't have before). He comments that after that incident, he got banned from the expo for at least 50 years.
* FanOfThePast: Doc is a a fan of the Old West, and gets to live in it by the time ''Part III'' rolls around.



** 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.

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** Subverted in 1885, where as whereas the town blacksmith he seems to be well-liked by the town, where he's on a first name first-name basis with the saloonkeeper and the mayor.



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Aside from inventing a time machine with an on-board nuclear reactor, he's also managed to build a working refrigerator (well, it can produce ice, anyway) using 1885 components[[note]]working refrigeration units actually existed at the time - the truly impressive thing here is that he did it with parts you could find in a podunk hamlet like Hill Valley[[/note]], and a second time machine that runs solely on steam power (again, using components available around 1885). Also, when he meets Clara and lets slip that he's a scientist, he mentions that he's a student of all sciences.

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Aside from inventing a time machine with an on-board onboard nuclear reactor, he's also managed to build a working refrigerator (well, it can produce ice, anyway) using 1885 components[[note]]working refrigeration units actually existed at the time - the truly impressive thing here is that he did it with parts you could find in a podunk hamlet like Hill Valley[[/note]], and a second time machine that runs solely on steam power (again, using components available around 1885). Also, when he meets Clara and lets slip that he's a scientist, he mentions that he's a student of all sciences.



** The new "nicer" Biff that appears at the end of the first ''Back to the Future'' is pretty much an act given that he returns to being a massive {{Jerkass}} when he's an old man (in context, he seems ''really'' bitter about how Marty Sr. turned out). It's unknown if he's still this way in ''Part III'', after the timeline's fixed.

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** The new "nicer" Biff that appears at the end of the first ''Back to the Future'' is pretty much an act given that he returns to being a massive {{Jerkass}} when he's an old man (in context, he seems ''really'' bitter about how Marty Sr. turned out). It's unknown if he's still this way in ''Part III'', III'' after the timeline's fixed.



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

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



* ManChild: As an adult in the original timeline, he acts ''exactly'' like his teenage bully self from 1955, having no reason to ever mature. In ''Part II'', [[spoiler:this crosses over to PsychopathicManChild in 1985-A, when he's still just as bratty and immature, but now has the wealth and power to get everything he wants.]]

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* ManChild: As an adult in the original timeline, he acts ''exactly'' like his teenage bully self from 1955, having no reason to ever mature. In ''Part II'', [[spoiler:this crosses over to PsychopathicManChild in 1985-A, 1985-A when he's still just as bratty and immature, but now has the wealth and power to get everything he wants.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: After the second time he crashes into a manure truck. He screams about how he hates manure, and looks like he's about to ''cry''.

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* VillainousBreakdown: After the second time he crashes into a manure truck. He screams about how he hates manure, manure and looks like he's about to ''cry''.



* AdaptationalBadass: The videogame has her as a teen rebel who likes to disrupt a brutal regime oppressing Hill Valley.

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* AdaptationalBadass: The videogame video game has her as a teen rebel who likes to disrupt a brutal regime oppressing Hill Valley.



* {{Xenafication}}: The videogame has Jennifer as more awesome character than she was in the films by making her a street punk disrupting the Citizen Brown regime.

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* {{Xenafication}}: The videogame video game has Jennifer as more awesome character than she was in the films by making her a street punk disrupting the Citizen Brown regime.



* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: In the game, Marty finds an old photo of him as child -- dressed like a girl -- in Strickland's sister's apartment.

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* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: In the game, Marty finds an old photo of him as a child -- dressed like a girl -- in Strickland's sister's apartment.



* ManInWhite: Wears a white lad coat while sitting at his throne.

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* ManInWhite: Wears a white lad coat while sitting at on his throne.



Biff Tannen's father and a famous mob boss in 1931's Hill Valley. Owner of the Speakeasy that was blown the same year.

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Biff Tannen's father and a famous mob boss in 1931's Hill Valley. Owner The owner of the Speakeasy that was blown the same year.



* GoodBadGirl: [[spoiler:We realize who she is in the end of episode 5...]]

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* GoodBadGirl: [[spoiler:We realize who she is in at the end of episode 5...]]
11th Sep '16 6:36:19 AM TrollBrutal
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* BigBad: Essentially, Biff is this for the film trilogy as a whole, being a major antagonist in ''Parts I and II'' and his ancestor being the major antagonist of ''Part III''. In ''Part II''. His alteration of the timeline turns Hill Valley into a dystopia, --with him at the top-- that should be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]].

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* BigBad: Essentially, Biff is this for the film trilogy as a whole, being a major antagonist in ''Parts I and II'' and his ancestor being the major antagonist of ''Part III''. In ''Part II''. His alteration of the timeline turns Hill Valley into a dystopia, --with him at the top-- that should be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]].
10th Sep '16 10:02:54 PM jameygamer
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* BigBad: In ''Part II''. His alteration of the timeline turns Hill Valley into a dystopia, --with him at the top-- that should be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]].

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* BigBad: Essentially, Biff is this for the film trilogy as a whole, being a major antagonist in ''Parts I and II'' and his ancestor being the major antagonist of ''Part III''. In ''Part II''. His alteration of the timeline turns Hill Valley into a dystopia, --with him at the top-- that should be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]].
5th Sep '16 5:07:15 PM Winner1
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%%* BowtiesAreCool

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%%* BowtiesAreCool* BowtiesAreCool: At least he thinks they are.



%%* DeanBitterman

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%%* DeanBitterman* DeanBitterman: Even in the 50s he was against his students' wild side.



%%* EvilOldFolks

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%%* EvilOldFolks* EvilOldFolks: Taken UpToEleven in Ep. 3 to 5 when she becomes a dictator.



%%* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]
%%* HeWhoFightsMonsters

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%%* * [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]
%%* HeWhoFightsMonsters
Woman]]: She's never happy in her old age. [[spoiler: At least until her defeat and reformation.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: She starts to see the error of her ways when she discovers that she was breaking the law herself.



%%* HotScoop: In 1931

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%%* * HotScoop: In 19311931, when she was a WideEyedIdealist.



* LethallyStupid: [[spoiler: She once burned down the entire town of Hill Valley in her protests.]]



%%* MoralGuardians
%%* NotSoHarmlessVillain

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%%* MoralGuardians
%%* NotSoHarmlessVillain
* MoralGuardians: InUniverse. She forces her views on what's right and wrong on everybody.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As the second half of the game reveals, she's capable of pretty nasty stuff.
* PromotedToParent: [[spoiler: Becomes Biff's stepmother.]]



%%* ShadowDictator: Citizen Edna.

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%%* * ShadowDictator: Citizen Edna.Edna, who rules Hill Valley with an iron fist.
* StrawHypocrite: Yells at other people for breaking the law, but [[spoiler: broke the law herself by lighting buildings on fire.]]



%%* AntiVillain

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%%* AntiVillain* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Asks Marty for forgiveness before fading away from existence.]]
* AntiVillain: He actually has no idea that he's evil.



%%* DecoyLeader

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%%* DecoyLeader* DecoyLeader: He thinks that he's in charge, but Edna's TheWomanBehindTheMan.



%%* ManInWhite

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%%* ManInWhite* ManInWhite: Wears a white lad coat while sitting at his throne.



%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Unlike Edna, he hears out Marty's case before branding him as a troublemaker for Citizen Plus.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Dies saving Marty from Edna's car assault.]]



%%* WellIntentionedExtremist

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%%* WellIntentionedExtremist* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wanted to change the world, but he went at it in the wrong way.



* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler: His time in prison reduced him to a kind old man married to Edna.]]



* {{Jerks}}: He's a Tannen, what would you expect?
%%* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: See Edna's entry.]]

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* {{Jerks}}: FauxAffablyEvil: Puts on a charming social front, but cracks jokes about the people he's killed.
* {{Jerkass}}:
He's a Tannen, what would you expect?
%%* * LikeFatherLikeSon: He's pretty much Biff as a gangster.
*
LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: He reforms from his evil ways in the end of Ep. 5. See Edna's entry.entry for more.]]



%%* OppositesAttract: [[spoiler: With Edna Strickland.]]

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%%* * OppositesAttract: [[spoiler: With Edna Strickland.]]]] He's a womanizing trouble maker while she's a HeroicWannabe trying to bring order.



%%* {{Adorkable}}

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%%* {{Adorkable}}* {{Adorkable}}: At this point, it seems to run in the whole family.



* DatingCatwoman: He has a crush on the gangster's girl Trixie Trotter.



%%* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Trixie Trotter.]]
%%* SexyMentor: For Trixie.

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%%* * HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Trixie Trotter.Trotter, who becomes Sylvia [McFly=].]]
%%* * PunchClockVillain: Was this for Kid Tannen due to death threats against his life.
*
SexyMentor: For Trixie.Trixie. [[spoiler: Enough to even get married with.]]
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