History Characters / BackToTheFuture

25th Feb '17 12:59:09 AM GrammarNavi
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* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler: As Mary Pickford, she claims that Doc and Marty trick her into using the DeLorean and sending her back to 1876, leading her to destroy Hill Valley and puts full blame on them when she regains her memories]].

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* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler: As Mary Pickford, she claims that Doc and Marty trick her into using the DeLorean [=DeLorean=] and sending her back to 1876, leading her to destroy Hill Valley and puts full blame on them when she regains her memories]].
15th Feb '17 2:08:12 AM Sabrewing
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* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: But from his own perspective, it's [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong the opposite.]] [[spoiler:After he learns that Edna is miserable in the normal timeline, and thanks to his remaining love for her, he sabotages Marty's work convincing his past self to enter the science expo to ensure that he will be together with Edna in the future.]]



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Trixie Trotter, who becomes Sylvia [McFly=].]]

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Trixie Trotter, who becomes Sylvia [McFly=].[=McFly=].]]
28th Jan '17 7:34:23 PM MM_Crusader
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* AdaptationalVillainy: She is much more ruthless in the comic book adaption of the game. Not only she considers her action an act of God, [[spoiler:she also has no qualm in killing people]].


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* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler: As Mary Pickford, she claims that Doc and Marty trick her into using the DeLorean and sending her back to 1876, leading her to destroy Hill Valley and puts full blame on them when she regains her memories]].


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* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler: In 1931A, after remembering that she burnt Hill Valley, she puts full blame on Doc and Marty]].


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* AdaptationalHeroism: He is much more sympathetic in the comic book adaption of the game.
26th Jan '17 5:50:05 AM silverman2020
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* ArchEnemy: To the [=McFly=] Family in general, but mostly Marty in the first movie.

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* ArchEnemy: To the [=McFly=] Family in general, but mostly Marty in the first movie.and second movies.
21st Jan '17 6:40:40 AM TrollBrutal
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* GreaterScopeVillain: for the first two films, and the Telltale games, being the earliest Tannen shown.
19th Jan '17 10:19:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance Liberty Valance]]. This was deliberate on Wilson's part, right down to calling Marty "dude".
4th Jan '17 7:11:17 PM costanton11
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* AdaptationalBadass: The video game has him ''punch out'' Mad Dog Tannen in a [[OneHitKill One-Hit KO]].

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* AdaptationalBadass: The video game has him ''punch out'' Mad Dog Beauregard Tannen in a [[OneHitKill One-Hit KO]].



* AgeLift: Christopher Lloyd was only 48 when he filmed the role for the 71 year old Doc Brown. Probably done on purpose so when Marty goes back to 1955 and meets the 41 year old Doc Brown they look the same, except for aging make-up in 1985, which was dropped in the other parts as Doc underwent a rejuvenating process. [[TooMuchInformation They also replaced his spleen and colon.]]

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* AgeLift: Christopher Lloyd was only 48 46 when he filmed the role for the 71 year old Doc Brown. Probably done on purpose so when Marty goes back to 1955 and meets the 41 year old Doc Brown they look the same, except for aging make-up in 1985, which was dropped in the other parts as Doc underwent a rejuvenating process. [[TooMuchInformation They also replaced his spleen and colon.]]
2nd Jan '17 11:57:32 AM Angeldeb82
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* BerserkButton: "[[NobodyCallsMeChicken Nobody calls me chicken]]!" This ends up getting him into an accident the day he returns from 1885. (May also qualify as a NoodleIncident, since it didn't appear in the first movie. Though that may just be a coincidence, or alternate parenting from the "new", self-confident George, who took Marty's lessons a bit too much to heart when passing them on.

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* BerserkButton: "[[NobodyCallsMeChicken Nobody calls me chicken]]!" chicken!]]" This ends up getting him into an accident the day he returns from 1885. (May also qualify as a NoodleIncident, since it didn't appear in the first movie. Though that may just be a coincidence, or alternate parenting from the "new", self-confident George, who took Marty's lessons a bit too much to heart when passing them on.



** "Nobody calls me chicken!" Cue TropeNamer.

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** "Nobody calls me chicken!" Cue TropeNamer.{{Trope Namer|s}}.



* HighSchoolHustler: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. He's not really a trickster as usually seen in this trope, but he's no less lucky and helpful. Played straighter in the early drafts for the movie, however.

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* HighSchoolHustler: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]].{{Downplayed|Trope}}. He's not really a trickster as usually seen in this trope, but he's no less lucky and helpful. Played straighter in the early drafts for the movie, however.



* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's only 5'4" but is able to knock out 6'3" Biff and Buford with a few punches.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: PintSizedPowerhouse: He's only 5'4" but is able to knock out 6'3" Biff and Buford with a few punches.



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

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* AdaptationalBadass: The video game has him ''punch out'' Mad Dog Tannen in a OneHitKO.[[OneHitKill One-Hit KO]].



** He has the rumors of being a "crazy old man", and Marty was even warned not to go near him, but did so anyway and befriended him, according to WordOfGod. His main purpose with time-traveling is to help mankind with their problems; he refuses to alter it for personal gain, [[WhatTheHellHero which he calls out on Marty for trying to do in the sequel.]]

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** He has the rumors of being a "crazy old man", and Marty was even warned not to go near him, but did so anyway and befriended him, according to WordOfGod. His main purpose with time-traveling is to help mankind with their problems; he refuses to alter it for personal gain, [[WhatTheHellHero which he calls out on Marty for trying to do in the sequel.]]sequel]].



* OlderThanTheyLook: He's nearly one hundred years old in the game, yet still looks like a man in his sixties. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that he took advantage of future medicine to rejuvenate himself and increase his lifespan. [[TooMuchInformation They also replaced his spleen and colon]].

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's nearly one hundred years old in the game, yet still looks like a man in his sixties. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} by the fact that he took advantage of future medicine to rejuvenate himself and increase his lifespan. [[TooMuchInformation They also replaced his spleen and colon]].colon.]]



* SophisticatedAsHell: "IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, [[PrecisionFStrike you're gonna see some serious shit."]]

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* SophisticatedAsHell: "IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, [[PrecisionFStrike you're gonna see some serious shit."]]]]"



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

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



* CannotTellAJoke: Biff is constantly, err, [[IncrediblyLamePun biffing]] his attempts at wordplay with lines like "Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here"[[note]]It's "leave", you idiot! "Make like a tree, and leave!" You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong![[/note]] and "That's as funny as a screen door on a battleship."[[note]]"Screen door on a submarine, you dork..."[[/note]] Presumably everyone is too afraid of him to correct him. He is [[{{Lampshading}} berated]] for this by his [[IHatePastMe older self]] in the second movie.

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* CannotTellAJoke: Biff is constantly, err, [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} biffing]] his attempts at wordplay with lines like "Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here"[[note]]It's "leave", you idiot! "Make like a tree, and leave!" You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong![[/note]] and "That's as funny as a screen door on a battleship."[[note]]"Screen door on a submarine, you dork..."[[/note]] Presumably everyone is too afraid of him to correct him. He is [[{{Lampshading}} [[LampshadeHanging berated]] for this by his [[IHatePastMe older self]] in the second movie.



* 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 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.]]



%%* DistressedDamsel

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%%* DistressedDamselDamselInDistress



%%* LoveInterest: To Doc Brown.

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%%* LoveInterest: {{Love Interest|s}}: To Doc Brown.
25th Dec '16 9:08:03 AM LBHills
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* TheWatson: Neither unskilled nor unintelligent, but can't hold a candle to Doc.

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* TheWatson: Neither unskilled nor unintelligent, Marty is bright and has several useful skills, but can't hold a candle when it comes to Doc.time travel, Doc has to explain everything.



* ForScience: Though he's quick to see the problems time travel might cause, and has no problem ordering Marty to destroy the time machine.

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* ForScience: Though he's quick to see His interest in time travel is completely selfless: he speaks in the first movie of its use for historians and scientists. However, he soon recognizes the problems time travel might cause, ''will'' cause in unscrupulous hands, and has no problem ordering Marty to destroy the time machine.



* GentlemanAdventurer: Has shades of this. (Though he had the foresight to ''not'' try to alter historical events.)

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* GentlemanAdventurer: Has shades of this. (Though he had the foresight to try ''not'' try to alter historical events.)



* HerrDoktor: Doc ''technically'' falls under this, as his father is German.

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* HerrDoktor: Played with. Doc ''technically'' falls under this, as has no Germanic accent or notable behaviors, but he mentions that his father is German.parents were the 'von Brauns' until they moved to America.



* MadScientist: Although he's well-meaning, both to Marty and humankind.

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* MadScientist: Although he's well-meaning, both to Marty He ''is'' a bit eccentric and humankind.goofy, but Doc has kindly intentions.



* WordOfDante:[[invoked]] Bob Gale guesses that Doc was involved with the Manhattan project, but became an outcast and spent the remainder of his life trying to invent something beneficial for humanity. Hence the portable nuclear reactor which he sank his entire fortune into. This would also explain his cynical predictions for the future in 1955 ("Of course! Because of all the fallout from the atomic wars!") Became (semi-) canon on the IDW Publishing BTTF comics (written by Gale).

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* WordOfDante:[[invoked]] Bob Gale guesses that Doc was involved with the Manhattan project, Project, but became an outcast and spent the remainder of his life trying to invent something beneficial for humanity. Hence the portable nuclear reactor which he sank his entire fortune into. This would also explain his cynical predictions for the future in 1955 ("Of course! Because of all the fallout from the atomic wars!") Became (semi-) canon on the IDW Publishing BTTF comics (written by Gale).
19th Dec '16 10:32:05 AM costanton11
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* CanadaEh: She's from Province, Manitoba. [[spoiler:One of the reasons she marries Arthur [=McFly=] is so that she can gain American citizenship so she can get her job back.]]

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* CanadaEh: She's from Province, Manitoba. [[spoiler:One of the reasons she marries Arthur [=McFly=] is so that she can gain American citizenship so she can get her job back.]]
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