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** Artie's first scene has him (unknowingly) mimicking Marty rubbing the back of his head, similar with Marty and his father's younger self in the first movie.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Edna's efforts in trying to burn down Beauregard Tannen's saloon end in utter disaster. Namely, the destruction of '''Hill Valley itself'''.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Edna's NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** As with the movies, Marty's time traveling shenanigans causes a lot of trouble. This time, he tries to solve one problem only to cause another one and when he tries to solve that, he causes another one.
**[[spoiler:Edna's
efforts in trying to burn down Beauregard Tannen's saloon end in utter disaster. Namely, the destruction of '''Hill Valley itself'''.]]


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** In the same episode, Emmett isn't too happy with Marty [[spoiler:after finding out not only he had been lying about his name, he also ruined his relationship with Edna (even if he has a good reason about it).]]


* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:A literal example in Episode 5. How happy is Edna? She loves Einstein and is Emmett's dog-walker!]]

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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:A literal example in Episode 5. How happy is Edna? She loves Einstein and is Emmett's dog-walker!]]dog-walker, petting him in front of Doc and Marty!]]


*** Marty almost orders a Pepsi at the bar.

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*** Marty almost orders a Pepsi at the bar.bar, though Pepsi Cola ''did'' exist at the time, since it was created in 1893.


** The film is already one of the classic examples in fiction, but here it's cranked up to comically absurd levels. Arthur has the same rejection issues as his son and grandson, Kid Tannen is just like Biff and Buford, Trixie is more than a little similar to [[spoiler: Lorraine (who she's not even related to!)]]... outside of a few details, Hill Valley doesn't seem to change at all.

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** The film is already one of the classic examples in fiction, but here it's cranked up to comically absurd levels. Arthur has the same rejection issues as his son and grandson, Kid Tannen is just like Biff and Buford, Trixie is more than a little similar to [[spoiler: Lorraine (who she's not even related to!)]]... outside of a few details, Hill Valley doesn't seem appears to change at all.abhor a vacuum.

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* GenerationXerox:
** The film is already one of the classic examples in fiction, but here it's cranked up to comically absurd levels. Arthur has the same rejection issues as his son and grandson, Kid Tannen is just like Biff and Buford, Trixie is more than a little similar to [[spoiler: Lorraine (who she's not even related to!)]]... outside of a few details, Hill Valley doesn't seem to change at all.
** Notably averted with Doc Brown, who's absolutely nothing like his father, to his father's chagrin.


* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]: Edna Strickland in Episode 1. [[spoiler:''And'' Episode 5, in 1931.]]

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* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]: GrumpyOldMan: Edna Strickland is a female version in Episode 1. [[spoiler:''And'' Episode 5, in 1931.]]


** After going back to 1931 in Episode 1, Marty mentions to the Doc. that he met 1986 Edna Strickland, and how she complained about "hooligans." Doc then responds, "you should have seen her in the [[TheSixties the sixties,]] when the hippies showed up." In Chapter 3 [[spoiler:it is revealed that Doc. Brown and Edna took control of Hill Valley in the 1960s' in their course of cleaning up the town.]]

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** After going back to 1931 in Episode 1, Marty mentions to the Doc. that he met 1986 Edna Strickland, and how she complained about "hooligans." Doc then responds, "you should have seen her in the [[TheSixties the sixties,]] TheSixties when the hippies showed up." In Chapter 3 3, [[spoiler:it is revealed that Doc. Brown and Edna took control of Hill Valley in the 1960s' 1960s in their course of cleaning up the town.]]


** It turns out Trixie Trotter [[spoiler: is Canadian and Marty's grandmother. Michael J. Fox is Canadian]].

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** It turns out Trixie Trotter [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is Canadian and Marty's grandmother. Michael J. Fox is Canadian]].



* BigBad: Kid Tannen in the first two episodes. [[spoiler: Edna Strickland]] starts out as something of an annoyance, but then assumes this role from Episode 3 onwards.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: In Episode 3, "Big Brother" is Citizen Brown. [[spoiler: Though it's really Citizen Edna who pulls the strings.]]

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: After Officer Parker recovers from his HeroicBSOD thanks to Marty's intervention and Trixie's singing, he promises the former that he won't get him arrested for attending a speakeasy.
* BigBad: Kid Tannen in the first two episodes. [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna Strickland]] starts out as something of an annoyance, but then assumes this role from Episode 3 onwards.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: In Episode 3, "Big Brother" is Citizen Brown. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though it's really Citizen Edna who pulls the strings.]]



* BreakTheHaughty: Episode 5 shows that [[spoiler: both Edna Strickland and Kid Tannen got their atrocious personalities taken down a peg and resulted in the two becoming a loving couple who TookALevelInKindness.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: Episode 5 shows that [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both Edna Strickland and Kid Tannen got their atrocious personalities taken down a peg and resulted in the two becoming a loving couple who TookALevelInKindness.]]



* ButThouMust: Episode 4: [[spoiler: There's no way to avoid telling Citizen Brown that Edna will be sad and lonely in the true timeline, and thus making him do a FaceHeelTurn.]]

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* ButThouMust: Episode 4: [[spoiler: There's [[spoiler:There's no way to avoid telling Citizen Brown that Edna will be sad and lonely in the true timeline, and thus making him do a FaceHeelTurn.]]



* CitizenshipMarriage: [[spoiler: Art and Trixie, to allow her to work at the Expo. It's implied that it was a convenient excuse to get married, since they were falling in love during the previous episodes anyway.]]

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* CitizenshipMarriage: [[spoiler: Art [[spoiler:Art and Trixie, to allow her to work at the Expo. It's implied that it was a convenient excuse to get married, since they were falling in love during the previous episodes anyway.]]



* CloseEnoughTimeline: After all is said and done, the only real changes to the timeline are that [[spoiler: Doc never went to the Speakeasy in 1931 because the Arsonist (Edna) was caught; has set up semi-permanent residence in Hill Valley in his lab, and Edna and Kid Tannen, despite both being a BigBad of the adventure, are HappilyMarried.]] Also [[spoiler:the fact that Doc's set up said residence instead of living elsewhere; because Marty's meddling in his past allowed him to better reconcile with his father. He's there to run a foundation set up in his father's name for young inventors.]]
* ContinuityCameo: [[spoiler:MICHAEL J. FOX]] as Marty's great-grandfather [[spoiler:(and future selves)]] in Episode 5.

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* CloseEnoughTimeline: CloseEnoughTimeline:
**
After Marty's interactions with teenage Emmett in Episode 1 causes a slight change in his timeline where he now had the audacity to perform public experiments and prematurely pursues his rocket car plan which troubles Doc initially, but shrugs it off since despite this change, he'll eventually doubt his idea of using rockets and go watch ''Film/{{Frankenstein}}'' where the iconic lightning scene will give him an idea, scrapping the rocket plan and use an electricity-based mode of propulsion for his car.
** In the end, after
all is said and done, the only real changes to the timeline are that [[spoiler: Doc [[spoiler:Doc never went to the Speakeasy in 1931 because the Arsonist (Edna) was caught; has set up semi-permanent residence in Hill Valley in his lab, and Edna and Kid Tannen, despite both being a BigBad of the adventure, are HappilyMarried.]] Also [[spoiler:the fact that Doc's set up said residence instead of living elsewhere; because Marty's meddling in his past allowed him to better reconcile with his father. He's there to run a foundation set up in his father's name for young inventors.]]
* ContinuityCameo: [[spoiler:MICHAEL [[spoiler:Michael J. FOX]] Fox]] as Marty's great-grandfather [[spoiler:(and future selves)]] in Episode 5.



* CrazyCatLady: Edna early ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble late?]]) in Episode 1. [[spoiler: And Episode 5.]]

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* CrazyCatLady: Edna early ([[TimeTravelTenseTrouble late?]]) in Episode 1. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And Episode 5.]]



* DatingCatwoman: Artie [=McFly=] has been interested in Kid Tannen's girl Trixie Trotter for quite some time. Marty is trying to get her to pull a HeelFaceTurn in order for her to provide information against Kid. [[spoiler: It turns out that their relationship also confirms the existence of Marty's family since she was his grandmother.]]

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* DatingCatwoman: Artie [=McFly=] has been interested in Kid Tannen's girl Trixie Trotter for quite some time. Marty is trying to get her to pull a HeelFaceTurn in order for her to provide information against Kid. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out that their relationship also confirms the existence of Marty's family since she was his grandmother.]]



* DiscOneFinalBoss: Kid Tannen serves as the main antagonist for the first two episodes of the game. [[spoiler: Then after his arrest, episode 3 comes in and proceeds to reveal Edna as the real Big Bad of the game's storyline. Not only is she now threatening Hill Valley's existence, but she's also the one that caused the speakeasy to burn down, inadvertently resulting in all the crap that Marty and Doc had to go through with Kid Tannen in the first place.]]

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: Kid Tannen serves as the main antagonist for the first two episodes of the game. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then after his arrest, episode 3 comes in and proceeds to reveal Edna as the real Big Bad of the game's storyline. Not only is she now threatening Hill Valley's existence, but she's also the one that caused the speakeasy to burn down, inadvertently resulting in all the crap that Marty and Doc had to go through with Kid Tannen in the first place.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Episode 3, "Citizen Brown". Even for a cliffhanger, it's pretty dark. And there's Episode 4.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Episode [[spoiler:Episode 3, "Citizen Brown". Even for a cliffhanger, it's pretty dark. And there's Episode 4.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After repeatedly altering history, creating worse and worse timelines up to the point of causing Hill Valley to cease to exist, the final timeline at the end of Episode 5 [[CloseEnoughTimeline mirrors the state of things at the beginning of the series]] for the most part, and the noteworthy differences cause those involved to be better off.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After repeatedly altering history, creating worse and worse timelines up to the point of causing Hill Valley to cease to exist, the final timeline at the end of Episode 5 [[CloseEnoughTimeline mirrors the state of things at the beginning of the series]] for the most part, and the noteworthy differences cause those involved to be better off.]]



* EpicFail: [[spoiler: While in 1876, Edna tried to burn down Hill Valley's saloon since her grandfather wouldn't do anything about it. ...this ended up ''burning down all of Hill Valley.'']]

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* EpicFail: [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While in 1876, Edna tried to burn down Hill Valley's saloon since her grandfather wouldn't do anything about it. ...this ended up ''burning down all of Hill Valley.'']]



* FairPlayWhodunnit: Several clues are given throughout all five episodes that hint to [[spoiler: the true identity of the Speakeasy Arsonist.]]

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* FairPlayWhodunnit: Several clues are given throughout all five episodes that hint to [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the true identity of the Speakeasy Arsonist.]]



** After going back to 1931 in Episode 1, Marty mentions to the Doc. that he met 1986 Edna Strickland, and how she complained about "hooligans." Doc then responds, "you should have seen her in the [[TheSixties the sixties,]] when the hippies showed up." In Chapter 3 [[spoiler: it is revealed that Doc. Brown and Edna took control of Hill Valley in the 1960s' in their course of cleaning up the town.]]

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** After going back to 1931 in Episode 1, Marty mentions to the Doc. that he met 1986 Edna Strickland, and how she complained about "hooligans." Doc then responds, "you should have seen her in the [[TheSixties the sixties,]] when the hippies showed up." In Chapter 3 [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it is revealed that Doc. Brown and Edna took control of Hill Valley in the 1960s' in their course of cleaning up the town.]]



** There is an old teapot in Doc's fish tank in Episode 1. You see the same teapot in Edna's apartment, but fresh and new. This indicates that the teapot will play a role in Episode 5. [[spoiler: Turns out to be a RedHerring, sort of.]]
** In Episode 5, Trixie tells Marty that he's "kind of like family." [[spoiler: Turns out she's his future grandmother Sylvia.]]

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** There is an old teapot in Doc's fish tank in Episode 1. You see the same teapot in Edna's apartment, but fresh and new. This indicates that the teapot will play a role in Episode 5. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out to be a RedHerring, sort of.]]
** In Episode 5, Trixie tells Marty that he's "kind of like family." [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out she's his future grandmother Sylvia.]]



** A nasty one in Episode 5. [[spoiler: Giving the recording to Officer Parker ''before'' doing the Glass House results in Marty being stuck in the Glass House with no exit and no way to do the puzzle.]]
** [[spoiler: Although this can be fixed by reloading the game's auto-save before entering.]]

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** A nasty one in Episode 5. [[spoiler: Giving [[spoiler:Giving the recording to Officer Parker ''before'' doing the Glass House results in Marty being stuck in the Glass House with no exit and no way to do the puzzle.]]
** [[spoiler: Although [[spoiler:Although this can be fixed by reloading the game's auto-save before entering.]]



** Trixie Trotter [[spoiler: And when we realize who she is in the end of episode 5...]]
** The alternate 1986 version of [[spoiler: Jennifer Parker]] once she teams up with Marty.

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** Trixie Trotter [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And when we realize who she is in the end of episode 5...]]
** The alternate 1986 version of [[spoiler: Jennifer [[spoiler:Jennifer Parker]] once she teams up with Marty.



** Episode 3: [[spoiler: Citizen Edna Strickland in 1986-Alternate is about as pretty as a septuagenarian can get.]]
** [[spoiler: And a quite literal one when we find out who Marty's grandma is in Episode 5.]]
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]: Edna Strickland in Episode 1. [[spoiler: ''And'' Episode 5, in 1931.]]

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** Episode 3: [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Edna Strickland in 1986-Alternate is about as pretty as a septuagenarian can get.]]
** [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And a quite literal one when we find out who Marty's grandma is in Episode 5.]]
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]: Edna Strickland in Episode 1. [[spoiler: ''And'' [[spoiler:''And'' Episode 5, in 1931.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In Episode 5, Citizen Brown pushes Marty out of the way from being ran over by Edna, resulting in Brown getting fatally wounded instead. Not that it mattered much, as he was already starting to fade out of the timeline.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In Episode 5, Citizen Brown pushes Marty out of the way from being ran over by Edna, resulting in Brown getting fatally wounded instead. Not that it mattered much, as he was already starting to fade out of the timeline.]]



** [[spoiler: In episode 3, Citizen Brown goes through one after he discovers the truth about Edna and the dystopia he helped her create.]]
** Officer Parker has one of his own after Marty's first set of actions in 1931 [[spoiler: cause him to get demoted and have his girlfriend (Jennifer's grandmother!) leave him]].

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** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In episode 3, Citizen Brown goes through one after he discovers the truth about Edna and the dystopia he helped her create.]]
** Officer Parker has one of his own after Marty's first set of actions in 1931 [[spoiler: cause [[spoiler:cause him to get demoted and have his girlfriend (Jennifer's grandmother!) leave him]].



** Episode 3, Marty convinces Citizen Brown he really is a time traveler trying to set the timeline right. [[spoiler: Citizen Edna has no intention of letting that happen.]]
** Episode 4, Marty goes off to help Young Emmett with his invention and finally fix the timeline. The ending shows [[spoiler: Citizen Brown wanting to foil Marty's plans in order to help Edna.]]

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** Episode 3, Marty convinces Citizen Brown he really is a time traveler trying to set the timeline right. [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Edna has no intention of letting that happen.]]
** Episode 4, Marty goes off to help Young Emmett with his invention and finally fix the timeline. The ending shows [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Brown wanting to foil Marty's plans in order to help Edna.]]



* ICanChangeMyBeloved: [[spoiler: The alternate Doc Brown is motivated to make his FaceHeelTurn by this belief after learning that Edna became a bitter spinster in Marty's original history. Eventually, he realizes his mistake.]]

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* ICanChangeMyBeloved: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The alternate Doc Brown is motivated to make his FaceHeelTurn by this belief after learning that Edna became a bitter spinster in Marty's original history. Eventually, he realizes his mistake.]]



** In Episode 5, [[spoiler: Marty's great grandpa Willy]] shows up. Ironically, he looks more like [[spoiler: Michael J. Fox, who is voicing said character]] than Marty.

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** In Episode 5, [[spoiler: Marty's [[spoiler:Marty's great grandpa Willy]] shows up. Ironically, he looks more like [[spoiler: Michael [[spoiler:Michael J. Fox, who is voicing said character]] than Marty.



** Both [[spoiler: Edna]] and Doc {{lampshade}} this during their argument under the chandelier in Episode 5.

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** Both [[spoiler: Edna]] [[spoiler:Edna]] and Doc {{lampshade}} this during their argument under the chandelier in Episode 5.



** Double Subversion: [[spoiler: Marty's Great-Grandpa Willy [=McFly=] looks a lot like the present-day Michael J. Fox, who voices him.]]

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** Double Subversion: [[spoiler: Marty's [[spoiler:Marty's Great-Grandpa Willy [=McFly=] looks a lot like the present-day Michael J. Fox, who voices him.]]



* IronicEcho: "It's a fact. Look it up." has reappeared 3 times so far: twice from Edna, [[spoiler: and once from Citizen Brown.]]
** This ends up mixed with {{Foreshadowing}} in "Get Tannen!": When Emmett is testing his flying rocket car, a mishap ends up stranding Einstein on the courthouse roof and said car crashed through a billboard on top of the soup kitchen. After roughly re-entering 1986 ([[spoiler: The Citizen Brown version, anyway...]]), Marty ends up pulling this stunt as well.
** A darker version of this appears in "OUTATIME": When Marty is walking to the Expo with 1931!Doc's static accumulator, he is almost hit by Citizen Brown driving the [=DeLorean=]. [[spoiler: Citizen Brown himself gets hit ([[HeroicSacrifice after pushing Marty out of the way]]) by Edna driving said [=DeLorean=] while escaping from Officer Parker.]]

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* IronicEcho: "It's a fact. Look it up." has reappeared 3 times so far: twice from Edna, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and once from Citizen Brown.]]
** This ends up mixed with {{Foreshadowing}} in "Get Tannen!": When Emmett is testing his flying rocket car, a mishap ends up stranding Einstein on the courthouse roof and said car crashed through a billboard on top of the soup kitchen. After roughly re-entering 1986 ([[spoiler: The ([[spoiler:The Citizen Brown version, anyway...]]), Marty ends up pulling this stunt as well.
** A darker version of this appears in "OUTATIME": When Marty is walking to the Expo with 1931!Doc's static accumulator, he is almost hit by Citizen Brown driving the [=DeLorean=]. [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Brown himself gets hit ([[HeroicSacrifice after pushing Marty out of the way]]) by Edna driving said [=DeLorean=] while escaping from Officer Parker.]]



** [[spoiler: Trixie turns out to be Marty's grandmother, Sylvia. Marty is completely shocked when he finds out.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: The entire point of Edna Strickland's character arc in episodes 4 and 5 has Citizen Brown questioning the possibility of her being a good person underneath her cruel exterior, only for the final episode to show [[spoiler: she was ''always'' a crazy extremist who doesn't care about anyone but herself and will go to dangerously psychotic lengths to force her beliefs onto people. She even kills Citizen Brown for being in her way.]]
* JerkassRealization: [[spoiler: Judge Brown sees the error of his ways in Ep. 5 and finally accepts his son for who he is.]]
* JustTheFirstCitizen: Done literally with [[spoiler: Citizen Brown]]. Subverted when he turns out to be a DecoyLeader to [[spoiler:Edna, his wife]].

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** [[spoiler: Trixie [[spoiler:Trixie turns out to be Marty's grandmother, Sylvia. Marty is completely shocked when he finds out.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: The entire point of Edna Strickland's character arc in episodes 4 and 5 has Citizen Brown questioning the possibility of her being a good person underneath her cruel exterior, only for the final episode to show [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she was ''always'' a crazy extremist who doesn't care about anyone but herself and will go to dangerously psychotic lengths to force her beliefs onto people. She even kills Citizen Brown for being in her way.]]
* JerkassRealization: [[spoiler: Judge [[spoiler:Judge Brown sees the error of his ways in Ep. 5 and finally accepts his son for who he is.]]
* JustTheFirstCitizen: Done literally with [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Brown]]. Subverted when he turns out to be a DecoyLeader to [[spoiler:Edna, his wife]].



* LampshadeHanging: [[spoiler: In 1931-A, Willy points out the InJoke that "Hill Valley" makes no sense, being contradictory terms.]]

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* LampshadeHanging: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In 1931-A, Willy points out the InJoke that "Hill Valley" makes no sense, being contradictory terms.]]



** (Episode 1) Marty asks Doc if his plan to tell Young Emmett the solution to the math problem he's been working on in his head will negatively affect the future. Doc answers in [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words]], but his response, summed up in normal English, is that it shouldn't hurt anything unless it turns out the world in which they live is a form of media displayed on a screen (such as a video game). As it happens, it's also an actual scientific theory. It has been suggested recently that the universe may indeed be a "hologram" very similar to Doc's explanation.

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** (Episode 1) Marty asks Doc if his plan to tell Young Emmett the solution to the math problem he's been working on in his head will negatively affect the future. Doc answers in [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words]], but his response, summed up in normal English, is that it shouldn't hurt anything unless it turns out the world in which they live is a form of media displayed on a screen (such as a video game). As it happens, it's also an actual scientific theory. It has been suggested recently that the universe may indeed be a "hologram" very similar to Doc's explanation.



* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: "Speakeasy?? You're mistaken, officer! This is [[ImplausibleDeniability an ice cream parlor]]."

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* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: "Speakeasy?? You're mistaken, officer! This is [[ImplausibleDeniability an ice cream parlor]]."" Using the panic button in front of a cop didn't help either.



** Edna Strickland is snobbish, controlling, mean-spirited, annoying, and [[spoiler: becomes a maniacal dictator in a bad future]]. However, [[spoiler: the Emmett Brown of said future likes her, even after her older self tortures and tries to brainwash him, so she can't be all bad...or can she?]]

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** Edna Strickland is snobbish, controlling, mean-spirited, annoying, and [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes a maniacal dictator in a bad future]]. However, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Emmett Brown of said future likes her, even after her older self tortures and tries to brainwash him, so she can't be all bad...or can she?]]



* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Edna is happy with Kid Tannen in Episode 5.]]

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* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Edna LoveRedeems:
** Cueball is the only gangster who is stated to be married, as well as being the only one who's apparently not imprisoned due to being given an offer by the police if he squeals on Kid.
** [[spoiler:Edna
is happy with Kid Tannen in Episode 5.]]



* MagicAIsMagicA: Seemingly subverted at the end of Episode 2, regarding the DelayedRippleEffect and Memory. [[spoiler: When visiting alternate present timelines, namely the two Tannen-dominated ones in Part II and Episode II, time-traveling Marty doesn't become that timeline's Marty; but Doc apparently disappears from the [=DeLorean=] right after the jump to become Citizen Brown for Episode III.]] However, [[spoiler:2015!Biff suffered the same fate upon his return to 2015 after screwing with the timeline (shown in ''Back to the Future Part II''), so there's precedence for such an occasion. As stated in the films' [=DVDs' FAQs=], Lorraine ended up shooting the 1985A!Biff, thus ending his existence earlier. WordOfGod is that the original Doc faded out because he prevented his own existence by preventing time travel, as he only lived to his current age because of his body enhancements he got in the future, only possible due to time travel. So because he can't exist at this age, he fades from existence. Presumably, the same was also true of the original Einstein (the dog, not the physicist).]]

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* MagicAIsMagicA: Seemingly subverted at the end of Episode 2, regarding the DelayedRippleEffect and Memory. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When visiting alternate present timelines, namely the two Tannen-dominated ones in Part II and Episode II, time-traveling Marty doesn't become that timeline's Marty; but Doc apparently disappears from the [=DeLorean=] right after the jump to become Citizen Brown for Episode III.]] However, [[spoiler:2015!Biff suffered the same fate upon his return to 2015 after screwing with the timeline (shown in ''Back to the Future Part II''), so there's precedence for such an occasion. As stated in the films' [=DVDs' FAQs=], Lorraine ended up shooting the 1985A!Biff, thus ending his existence earlier. WordOfGod is that the original Doc faded out because he prevented his own existence by preventing time travel, as he only lived to his current age because of his body enhancements he got in the future, only possible due to time travel. So because he can't exist at this age, he fades from existence. Presumably, the same was also true of the original Einstein (the dog, not the physicist).]]



* MoralDilemma: (Episode 1) [[spoiler: Emmett asks Marty when he should expect to hear back from the patent office regarding the Rocket-Powered Drill. The game speech options lists various times, but ultimately Marty ignores whatever the player chooses and reveals to Emmett he isn't from the patent office at all and just needs the invention to help a friend out [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet (but refuses to say who)]].]]

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* MoralDilemma: (Episode 1) [[spoiler: Emmett [[spoiler:Emmett asks Marty when he should expect to hear back from the patent office regarding the Rocket-Powered Drill. The game speech options lists various times, but ultimately Marty ignores whatever the player chooses and reveals to Emmett he isn't from the patent office at all and just needs the invention to help a friend out [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet (but refuses to say who)]].]]]]
* MrExposition: Doc usually serves this role considering Hill Valley's history and how he has a working [=DeLorean=].



** (Episode 3) [[spoiler: Citizen Brown's reaction after hearing Citizen Edna's true intentions for, and use of, his [[BrainwashedAndCrazy [=CitizenPlus=] program]].]]

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** (Episode 3) [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Brown's reaction after hearing Citizen Edna's true intentions for, and use of, his [[BrainwashedAndCrazy [=CitizenPlus=] program]].]]



** When Marty picks up a can of leftover chemicals from the rocket car in Emmett's lab:

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** When Marty picks up a can of leftover chemicals used oil from the rocket car in Emmett's lab:



** [[spoiler: After Citizen Brown took six months to fix the time machine and went back to get Marty, he mentions that the time machine repairs involved his family fortune and "a sketchy deal with some Libyan nationalists". The same things used to build the time machine originally.]]

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** [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Citizen Brown took six months to fix the time machine and went back to get Marty, he mentions that the time machine repairs involved his family fortune and "a sketchy deal with some Libyan nationalists". The same things used to build the time machine originally.]]



** [[spoiler: Great-grandpa Willy makes an appearance - voiced by ''Michael J. Fox!'']]
--->[[spoiler: '''Marty:''' "Hey! That was my great-grandpa Willy! He peed on me![[note]]In 1885, Marty holds an infant Willy [=McFly=] and then realises that he peed on him.[[/note]]]]"

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** [[spoiler: Great-grandpa [[spoiler:Great-grandpa Willy makes an appearance - voiced by ''Michael J. Fox!'']]
--->[[spoiler: '''Marty:''' --->[[spoiler:'''Marty:''' "Hey! That was my great-grandpa Willy! He peed on me![[note]]In 1885, Marty holds an infant Willy [=McFly=] and then realises that he peed on him.[[/note]]]]"



** The final scene of Episode 5 [[spoiler: pays homage then outright goes UpToEleven in its parody of the final scene of the first film.]]

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** The final scene of Episode 5 [[spoiler: pays [[spoiler:pays homage then outright goes UpToEleven in its parody of the final scene of the first film.]]



** The final playable sequence involves Marty clinging to a vehicle from the outside once again. It's not driven by a Tannen this time, but [[spoiler: the hover-board makes a triumphant return]]!

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** The final playable sequence involves Marty clinging to a vehicle from the outside once again. It's not driven by a Tannen this time, but [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the hover-board makes a triumphant return]]!



** OncePerEpisode, Marty using the classic "[[LookBehindYou What the hell is that?!]]" and pointing behind who he's talking to. In Episode 5, ''[[spoiler: Edna]]'' pulls it off. Marty actually ''falls for it''. Officer Parker {{lampshades}}, "One of these days, I really should stop falling for that!"

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** OncePerEpisode, Marty using the classic "[[LookBehindYou What the hell is that?!]]" and pointing behind who he's talking to. In Episode 5, ''[[spoiler: Edna]]'' ''[[spoiler:Edna]]'' pulls it off. Marty actually ''falls for it''. Officer Parker {{lampshades}}, "One of these days, I really should stop falling for that!"



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Edna's efforts in trying to burn down Beauregard Tannen's saloon end in utter disaster. Namely, the destruction of '''Hill Valley itself'''.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Edna's [[spoiler:Edna's efforts in trying to burn down Beauregard Tannen's saloon end in utter disaster. Namely, the destruction of '''Hill Valley itself'''.]]



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Edna Strickland, who goes from being a batty old kook in Episode 1 and Doc's love interest in Episode 2 to becoming the BigBad in Episode 3 and beyond.]] Making the transition so awesome is that [[{{Foreshadowing}} the game drops constant hints]] that are easily missed, and replaying the game brings an new appreciation for [[spoiler: Edna's character]]. A few scenes near the end of Episode 2 imply that [[spoiler:''she'' was the one responsible for the speakeasy explosion Doc got framed for in Episode 1. She denies having to do anything with it when asked, but in Episode 5, it's revealed she was indeed responsible - AND pinned it on "Carl Sagan"]].

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna Strickland, who goes from being a batty old kook in Episode 1 and Doc's love interest in Episode 2 to becoming the BigBad in Episode 3 and beyond.]] Making the transition so awesome is that [[{{Foreshadowing}} the game drops constant hints]] that are easily missed, and replaying the game brings an new appreciation for [[spoiler: Edna's [[spoiler:Edna's character]]. A few scenes near the end of Episode 2 imply that [[spoiler:''she'' was the one responsible for the speakeasy explosion Doc got framed for in Episode 1. She denies having to do anything with it when asked, but in Episode 5, it's revealed she was indeed responsible - AND pinned it on "Carl Sagan"]].



** Episode 2 sees Doc have one [[spoiler: as he realizes that his past self is now getting romantically involved with Edna, which in turn is drastically changing history... leading him to disappear and Marty to appear in a new 1986 where Hill Valley is now in a totalitarian state]].
** Both Marty and Doc have a ''huge'' one in Episode 5 when [[spoiler: Edna changes the timeline.]]
** [[spoiler: The end with 3 Future Alternative Martys!]]

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** Episode 2 sees Doc have one [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as he realizes that his past self is now getting romantically involved with Edna, which in turn is drastically changing history... leading him to disappear and Marty to appear in a new 1986 where Hill Valley is now in a totalitarian state]].
** Both Marty and Doc have a ''huge'' one in Episode 5 when [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna changes the timeline.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The end with 3 Future Alternative Martys!]]



* OppositesAttract: [[spoiler: Edna and Kid Tannen end up together.]]

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* OppositesAttract: [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna and Kid Tannen end up together.]]



* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: A literal example in Episode 5. How happy is Edna? She loves Einstein and is Emmett's dog-walker!]]
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: After the [=DeLorean=] is fixed in Episode 4, Marty and Citizen Brown reenter 1931, [[spoiler: and learn instead of August, they landed on ''October'', right before the '''''Hill Valley Expo''''']], the only reason why they don't just go back to an earlier date is the same reason why they have this current problem: [[spoiler: the time circuits are broken... only now more so.]]

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* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A literal example in Episode 5. How happy is Edna? She loves Einstein and is Emmett's dog-walker!]]
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: After the [=DeLorean=] is fixed in Episode 4, Marty and Citizen Brown reenter 1931, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and learn instead of August, they landed on ''October'', right before the '''''Hill Valley Expo''''']], the only reason why they don't just go back to an earlier date is the same reason why they have this current problem: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the time circuits are broken... only now more so.]]



* PyroManiac: In Episode 5, [[spoiler: we learn Edna was... aroused by the sight of the speakeasy in flames.]]

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* PyroManiac: In Episode 5, [[spoiler: we [[spoiler:we learn Edna was... aroused by the sight of the speakeasy in flames.]]



** [[spoiler:In Episode 5, Doc notes that it's impossible for Edna's [=DeLorean=] to hit 88mph due to the harsh desert environment preventing her from getting enough traction. This isn't a problem for his [=DeLorean=] since he got the flight function fixed.]]

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** Edna never realised (or forgot) that [[spoiler:setting fire to a building in a town and age where wood is the dominant building material would eventually burn the town down.]]
** [[spoiler:In Episode 5, Doc notes that it's impossible near-impossible for Edna's [=DeLorean=] to hit 88mph due to the harsh desert environment preventing her from getting enough traction. This isn't a problem for his [=DeLorean=] since he got the flight function fixed.]]



** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: First Citizen Brown seems intent on getting to the root of Marty's sudden rule breaking and tries to be friendly with him, rather than being the iron-fisted dictator the previews and most of the episode implied. He's reluctant to believe Marty's story, but can't argue when Marty points out the facts. Edna, the ''real'' iron-fisted dictator, even complains about his softness. Ultimately, this results in the two of them turning on each other.]]

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** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: First [[spoiler:First Citizen Brown seems intent on getting to the root of Marty's sudden rule breaking and tries to be friendly with him, rather than being the iron-fisted dictator the previews and most of the episode implied. He's reluctant to believe Marty's story, but can't argue when Marty points out the facts. Edna, the ''real'' iron-fisted dictator, even complains about his softness. Ultimately, this results in the two of them turning on each other.]]



* RedScare: [[spoiler: Edna uses fear of Anarchists to blackmail the police, dubbing Marty Yakov Smirnoff.]]

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* RedScare: [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna uses fear of Anarchists to blackmail the police, dubbing Marty Yakov Smirnoff.]]



* ReversePsychology: Towards the end of Episode 4, when Emmett is sitting on the clock tower ledge and thinking about giving up on science, Marty starts to hurl insults at him, hoping that Emmett will be provoked into reconsidering his stance. [[spoiler: It works perfectly.]]

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* ReversePsychology: Towards the end of Episode 4, when Emmett is sitting on the clock tower ledge and thinking about giving up on science, Marty starts to hurl insults at him, hoping that Emmett will be provoked into reconsidering his stance. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It works perfectly.]]



* ScienceIsBad: Citizen Brown blames his science for turning [[spoiler: Edna]] so corrupt in the future. He's wrong, of course, but he's unlikely to listen to reason...
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Marty and Doc's reaction to the three different future Martys is to jump in the [=Delorean=] and bolt.]]

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* ScienceIsBad: Citizen Brown blames his science for turning [[spoiler: Edna]] [[spoiler:Edna]] so corrupt in the future. He's wrong, of course, but he's unlikely to listen to reason...
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Marty [[spoiler:Marty and Doc's reaction to the three different future Martys is to jump in the [=Delorean=] and bolt.]]



* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Besides the classic "To Be Continued", the game ends with three future Martys showing up. Telltale did not announce a sequel, but hasn't ruled it out - so the "To Be Continued" could actually be followed up on, or it could simply be a nod to the VHS release of the original film that included the same SequelHook.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: A ''continuing'' plot for the series. The story opens with Marty trying to rescue Doc, but this leads to further problems as Marty's interactions in the past just cause the present to break down even further. A major case happens in Episode 3, [[spoiler: where almost all the events from the movies never happened]].

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler: Besides [[spoiler:Besides the classic "To Be Continued", the game ends with three future Martys showing up. Telltale did not announce a sequel, but hasn't ruled it out - so the "To Be Continued" could actually be followed up on, or it could simply be a nod to the VHS release of the original film that included the same SequelHook.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: A ''continuing'' plot for the series. The story opens with Marty trying to rescue Doc, but this leads to further problems as Marty's interactions in the past just cause the present to break down even further. A major case happens in Episode 3, [[spoiler: where [[spoiler:where almost all the events from the movies never happened]].



** In Episode 5: Marty is called [[spoiler: Yakov Smirnoff, while Edna herself goes by Mary Pickford, which makes perfect sense since Pickford was a famous actress in 1931 whose name no one would recognize in the 1870's.[[note]]Mainly because she wouldn't be born until 1892. Close than Clint Eastwood, though.[[/note]]]]

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** In Episode 5: Marty is called [[spoiler: Yakov [[spoiler:Yakov Smirnoff, while Edna herself goes by Mary Pickford, which makes perfect sense since Pickford was a famous actress in 1931 whose name no one would recognize in the 1870's.[[note]]Mainly because she wouldn't be born until 1892. Close than Clint Eastwood, though.[[/note]]]]



** Doc tells Marty that his inspiration for deciding to become a scientist was seeing ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' for the first time. When he goes [[spoiler: on a date with Edna instead]] he sees ''The Virtuous Husband'' instead. This was a real movie released in the same year as Frankenstein. (It was a comedy about how a man marries at a young age and bases all of his marriage decisions on advice written in letters from his dead mother. The wife can't stand it and eventually burns them, and the man grows more tolerable.)
* SigilSpam: The "human with arms raised" symbol in alt-1986. [[spoiler: When Citizen Brown sees the notebook, he realizes the similarity to the Flux Capacitor, suggesting that he may have subconsciously based one on the other.]]

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** Doc tells Marty that his inspiration for deciding to become a scientist was seeing ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' for the first time. When he goes [[spoiler: on [[spoiler:on a date with Edna instead]] he sees ''The Virtuous Husband'' instead. This was a real movie released in the same year as Frankenstein. (It was a comedy about how a man marries at a young age and bases all of his marriage decisions on advice written in letters from his dead mother. The wife can't stand it and eventually burns them, and the man grows more tolerable.)
* SigilSpam: The "human with arms raised" symbol in alt-1986. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Citizen Brown sees the notebook, he realizes the similarity to the Flux Capacitor, suggesting that he may have subconsciously based one on the other.]]



* TheSlowPath: [[spoiler: Edna!1800's.]]

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* TheSlowPath: [[spoiler: Edna!1800's.[[spoiler:Edna!1800's.]]



* SmugSnake: 1931!Edna is a self-righteous prude who isn't as influential or talented as she'd like to think she is. By Episode 3, [[spoiler: her [[KnightTemplar self-righteousness and prudishness]] become a serious problem.]]

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* SmugSnake: 1931!Edna is a self-righteous prude who isn't as influential or talented as she'd like to think she is. By Episode 3, [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her [[KnightTemplar self-righteousness and prudishness]] become a serious problem.]]



* SoWasX: Though Citizen Brown admits [[spoiler: Edna]]'s methods were horrible, he reminds Marty that [[spoiler: she]] started with good intentions. Marty retorts, "So did [[TheCaligula Nero]]!" In a bit of {{Foreshadowing}}, [[spoiler: Edna ''does'' burn down a city despite having good intentions!]]

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* SoWasX: Though Citizen Brown admits [[spoiler: Edna]]'s [[spoiler:Edna]]'s methods were horrible, he reminds Marty that [[spoiler: she]] [[spoiler:she]] started with good intentions. Marty retorts, "So did [[TheCaligula Nero]]!" In a bit of {{Foreshadowing}}, [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna ''does'' burn down a city despite having good intentions!]]



* TakeAThirdOption: Episode 4. [[spoiler: Citizen Brown suggests that instead of destroying his timeline to restore Marty's, they try to find a "best of both worlds" approach, letting him marry Edna but trying to temper her zeal. Marty rejects the idea, which leads to Brown's FaceHeelTurn. In the end, they both get what they want: Marty's timeline is restored, but Edna ends up HappilyMarried (just not to Doc) and mellowed out rather than the CrazyCatLady she was originally.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: Episode 4. [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Brown suggests that instead of destroying his timeline to restore Marty's, they try to find a "best of both worlds" approach, letting him marry Edna but trying to temper her zeal. Marty rejects the idea, which leads to Brown's FaceHeelTurn. In the end, they both get what they want: Marty's timeline is restored, but Edna ends up HappilyMarried (just not to Doc) and mellowed out rather than the CrazyCatLady she was originally.]]



** [[spoiler: Then there's Emmett's flying car in Episode 5. '''''KABOOM!''''']]

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** [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then there's Emmett's flying car in Episode 5. '''''KABOOM!''''']]



--> '''[[spoiler: Crazy!Edna]]''': Here they come! The lights! I'm being transported!

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--> '''[[spoiler: Crazy!Edna]]''': '''[[spoiler:Crazy!Edna]]''': Here they come! The lights! I'm being transported!



--> '''[[spoiler: Crazy!Edna]]''': BACK! ''(steps out of [[spoiler:broken [=DeLorean=]]])'' Back...to the past.

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--> '''[[spoiler: Crazy!Edna]]''': '''[[spoiler:Crazy!Edna]]''': BACK! ''(steps out of [[spoiler:broken [=DeLorean=]]])'' Back...to the past.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Judge Brown. [[spoiler: Who finally respects his son in Ep. 5 after realizing the error of his ways.]]

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Judge Brown. [[spoiler: Who [[spoiler:Who finally respects his son in Ep. 5 after realizing the error of his ways.]]



** [[spoiler: Citizen Brown, especially by the end of episode 4.]]
** In Episode 5, [[spoiler: Edna reveals she was the speakeasy arsonist, and did it out of moral outrage. Upon traveling back to the 1800's, she unhesitatingly burns down a saloon for similar reasons, accidentally taking the rest of Hill Valley with it.]] If that's not well-intentioned AND extreme, nothing is.

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** [[spoiler: Citizen [[spoiler:Citizen Brown, especially by the end of episode 4.]]
** In Episode 5, [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna reveals she was the speakeasy arsonist, and did it out of moral outrage. Upon traveling back to the 1800's, she unhesitatingly burns down a saloon for similar reasons, accidentally taking the rest of Hill Valley with it.]] If that's not well-intentioned AND extreme, nothing is.



** Episode 4: [[spoiler: "How much do you know about [insert Marty's alias here]?"]]

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** Episode 4: [[spoiler: "How [[spoiler:"How much do you know about [insert Marty's alias here]?"]]



* TheWomanBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Edna Strickland was controlling Citizen Brown the whole time. Even when they were dating in the 30s.]]

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* TheWomanBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Edna [[spoiler:Edna Strickland was controlling Citizen Brown the whole time. Even when they were dating in the 30s.]]



* YouCantFightFate: No matter what marriage Doc chooses with [[spoiler: Edna]], it turns out badly. [[spoiler: If Doc is pushed into leaving science, he becomes a successful industrialist and ''still'' has an acrimonious divorce with Edna, according to the newspaper.]]

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* YouCantFightFate: No matter what marriage Doc chooses with [[spoiler: Edna]], [[spoiler:Edna]], it turns out badly. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If Doc is pushed into leaving science, he becomes a successful industrialist and ''still'' has an acrimonious divorce with Edna, according to the newspaper.]]


* AppliedPhlebotinum: The explanation of how the [=DeLorean=] that comes for Marty isn't destroyed.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The explanation of how the [=DeLorean=] that comes for Marty isn't destroyed. Apparently, according to Doc, the malfunctioning time circuits in the second movie created two [=DeLorean's=]; one was the one that Doc was in and got sent to 1885, and the other was unmanned and got sent sometime after 2015. Doc managed to recover it before Griff found it.



* BagOfHolding: Marty is able to carry everything in his pocket, even a full sized guitar!

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* BadFuture: [[spoiler:PlayedForLaughs: '''''THREE''''' Marty's from the future arrive in 1986 to ask Doc for help at sorting out their timelines, but it's never made clear which one ''is'' the BadFuture.]]
* BagOfHolding: Marty is able to carry everything in his pocket, even a full sized guitar!full-sized guitar!
* BaitAndSwitch: In Episode 2, [[spoiler:after Trixie goes up to the alley to speak to Artie, Kid Tannen then follows her. [[OhCrap We then hear a gunshot and Trixie runs downstairs crying, which causes Marty to go upstairs and sees a patch of blood...]] only for Kid to show up and reveal that he didn't shoot Artie; he just shot his gun in the air and the blood was from a nosebleed Artie had.]]



* BlandNameProduct: There is [[CallBack a scene at the mall]] in the first episode, but one of the stores there is "[=JPPinney=]."
** Also, 1986!Biff's Jumpsuit has an "Adods" logo.
** In Episode 3, George [=McFly=] has a "Pepson" brand printer. And Leech's amplifier is a "Heavey".

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* BlandNameProduct: There is [[CallBack a scene at the mall]] in the first episode, but one of the stores there is "[=JPPinney=]."
(JC Penney)"
** Also, 1986!Biff's Jumpsuit has an "Adods" (Addidas) logo.
** In Episode 3, George [=McFly=] has a "Pepson" (Epson) brand printer. And Leech's amplifier is a "Heavey".



** In Episode 5, [[spoiler:Marty's hoverboard has an "Attell" logo on it.]]

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** In Episode 5, [[spoiler:Marty's hoverboard has an "Attell" logo on it.it, which is still the same shape, but in a different font and [[CaptainObvious the M removed]].]]



* BookEnds: The second main puzzle the game gives you is using Edna to find out when in time Doc is. One of the last puzzles is using (an elderly) Edna again to find out [[spoiler:how Hill Valley was destroyed]].

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
**
The second main puzzle the game gives you is using Edna to find out when in time Doc is. One of the last puzzles is using (an elderly) Edna again to find out [[spoiler:how Hill Valley was destroyed]].



** Episode 1: When trying to get young Emmett to build the rocket powered drill for you, the dialogue tree gives you the options of "I need that rocket drill," "I REALLY need that rocket drill," and "I REALLY REALLY need that rocket drill." Regardless of what you pick, the scene plays the same.

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** Episode 1: When trying to get young Emmett to build the rocket powered rocket-powered drill for you, the dialogue tree gives you the options of "I need that rocket drill," "I REALLY need that rocket drill," and "I REALLY REALLY need that rocket drill." Regardless of what you pick, the scene plays the same.



*** [[AllJustADream When Marty wakes up from this]], we can hear his mother offscreen telling him it's 1986, like her in 1955, [[BadPresent 1985-A]] and George's great-grandmother in 1885.



* MulticoloredHair: Alt-1986![[spoiler:Jennifer]]. Rowr.

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* MulticoloredHair: Alt-1986![[spoiler:Jennifer]]. Rowr.



** Danny in Episode 2 after Marty convinces him that working for Kid Tannen is wrong.

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** Danny in Episode 2 after Marty convinces him that working for Kid Tannen as a DirtyCop is wrong.wrong, which would further distance him from his ex-girlfriend.



** Marty's mother waking him up at the start of Episode 1, which makes it a GoodMorningCrono

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** Marty's mother waking him up at the start of Episode 1, which makes it a GoodMorningCronoGoodMorningCrono, albeit it's the prime version of her this time rather than her as a teenager, one from a BadPresent or coincidentally George's grandmother.



** A bunch of the newspapers in Edna's collection reference past events if you haven't identified when the speakeasy burnt down yet.



** For starters, the title: The other four titles have been straightforward in their explanations, but the finale is simply called 'OUTATIME'. It makes sense when you remember that's what's spell out in the [=DeLorean=]'s License Plate.

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** For starters, the title: The other four titles have been straightforward in their explanations, but the finale is simply called 'OUTATIME'. It makes sense when you remember that's what's spell spelt out in the [=DeLorean=]'s License Plate.original VanityLicensePlate.



** One of the exhibits at the science fair is "Enlightenment Under the Sea".

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** One of the exhibits at the science fair is "Enlightenment Under the Sea".Sea", a reference to the "''Enchantment'' Under the Sea" event which will take place in 1955.



--->[[spoiler: '''Marty:''' "Hey! That was my great-grandpa Willy! He peed on me!]]"

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--->[[spoiler: '''Marty:''' "Hey! That was my great-grandpa Willy! He peed on me!]]"me![[note]]In 1885, Marty holds an infant Willy [=McFly=] and then realises that he peed on him.[[/note]]]]"



** Art says you have to ''go out on a limb'' for the ones you love. His son took that to heart.

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** Art Artie says you have to ''go out on a limb'' for the ones you love. His son took that to heart.



** Doc mentioned Verne [[spoiler:having a 21st century video game console cache, which included an Xbox 360. This alludes to how, in The Animated Series, Verne was a huge video game addict]].

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** Doc mentioned Verne [[spoiler:having a 21st century video game console cache, which included an Xbox 360.360 according to the headsets he and Marty use at this time. This alludes to how, in The Animated Series, Verne was a huge video game addict]].



* PersonaNonGrata: Emmett's DieselPunk [=DeLorean=] gets him banned from the Science Expo for fifty years. Which, as it turns out, would be 48 years longer than Hill Valley had a Science Expo left to ban him from.

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* PersonaNonGrata: Emmett's DieselPunk [=DeLorean=] gets him banned from the Science Expo for fifty years. Which, as it turns out, would be 48 years longer than Hill Valley had a Science Expo left to ban him from.from due to a bacteria exhibit getting into the concessions stand and permanently shutting it down without any chance of future occurences.



** One is cleverly implemented in Episode 1, in which Emmett hints which gadget to use to create the fuel for the Rocket-Powered Drill.

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** One is cleverly implemented in Episode 1, in which Emmett hints which gadget to use to create the fuel for the Rocket-Powered Drill.Drill by putting emphasis on a trait while arguing with his father.



* RealityEnsues: You didn't seriously think her name was really Trixie Trotter, did you?

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* RealityEnsues: You RealityEnsues:
** Pulling out something that's nearly identical to a gun appearance-wise in the presence of gangsters isn't a good idea.
** [[spoiler:In Episode 5, Doc notes that it's impossible for Edna's [=DeLorean=] to hit 88mph due to the harsh desert environment preventing her from getting enough traction. This isn't a problem for his [=DeLorean=] since he got the flight function fixed.]]
** [[spoiler:You
didn't seriously think her name was really Trixie Trotter, did you?you?]]



*** Mario Bros. Charity.

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*** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario Bros. Bros.]] Charity.



*** One of the gangsters in Kid Tannen's gang is named "[[BillyZane Zane]]."

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*** One of the gangsters in Kid Tannen's gang is named "[[BillyZane "[[Creator/BillyZane Zane]]."



* {{Zeerust}}: At the Hill Valley Science and Technology Expo in Episode 4, Marty sees a "Hill Valley of the Future" tent speculating what Hill Valley will be like in 1981. (The scene takes place in 1931. Marty's from 1986.) The exhibit predicts underground cities, very Zeerust-esque architecture, and artificial rain and sunshine. Marty's comment: "I don't think I've visited THAT timeline yet..."

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* {{Zeerust}}: At the Hill Valley Science and Technology Expo in Episode 4, Marty sees a "Hill Valley of the Future" tent speculating what Hill Valley will be like in 1981. (The scene takes place in 1931. Marty's from 1986.) The exhibit predicts underground cities, very Zeerust-esque architecture, and artificial rain and sunshine. Marty's comment: "I don't think I've visited THAT timeline yet..."" Officer Parker's booth even has some models of potential police equipment which will later be known as a taser and a breathalyser.


* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: As shown in Episode 1, Doc ends up in jail in 1931 after being knocked out during the speakeasy explosion. The whole reason he traveled back to 1931 was to figure out who started it, to satisfy his curiosity. [[spoiler:And also to find information on Marty's grandmother, who he figured he'd find in that era, for a scrapbook on the McFly family history.]]

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* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: As shown in Episode 1, Doc ends up in jail in 1931 after being knocked out during the speakeasy explosion. The whole reason he traveled back to 1931 was to figure out who started it, to satisfy his curiosity. [[spoiler:And also to find information on Marty's grandmother, who he figured he'd find in that era, for a scrapbook on the McFly [=McFly=] family history.]]

Added DiffLines:

** After going back to 1931 in Episode 1, Marty mentions to the Doc. that he met 1986 Edna Strickland, and how she complained about "hooligans." Doc then responds, "you should have seen her in the [[TheSixties the sixties,]] when the hippies showed up." In Chapter 3 [[spoiler: it is revealed that Doc. Brown and Edna took control of Hill Valley in the 1960s' in their course of cleaning up the town.]]


* WhamLine: Episode 4: [[spoiler: "How much do you know about [insert Marty's alias here]?"]]

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* WhamLine: WhamEpisode:
** Episode 2: right as it seems like the series is done with 1931, [[spoiler:it turns out that Doc and Marty accidentally altered Doc's history, as Marty winds up crashing into a Citzen Brown billboard in 1986, with Doc ''no longer in the [=DeLorean=]'']].
* WhamLine:
** Episode 2: [[spoiler:"''Relax! We've got everything under control!''"]]
**
Episode 4: [[spoiler: "How much do you know about [insert Marty's alias here]?"]]here]?"]]
* WhamShot:
** Episode 2 ends with something going ''wrong'' when the [=DeLorean=] is in mid-jump back to 1986; as the [=DeLorean=] materializes, Doc and Einstein are gone as Marty crashes the [=DeLorean=] into a billboard... which as we ''and'' Marty soon realize [[spoiler:is of one Citizen Brown welcoming people to Hill Valley]].

Added DiffLines:

* ActorAllusion: In Episode 3, Marty's brother, David, is said to be working for a newspaper in a big city and his sister, Linda, is said to be in a womens' boarding house. Marc [=McClure=] played Marty's brother in the movies, and also played Jimmy Olsen in ''Film/{{Superman}}''. Wendie Jo Sperber co-starred in ''Series/BosomBuddies'', set in an woman-only hotel. As an added bonus, both actors played these roles ''before'' the first movie came out.
** Young Emmett says his flying car idea will make traffic jams a thing of the past, which is the same thing [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Judge Doom]] - another character played by Christopher Lloyd - said about his freeway idea.
** It turns out Trixie Trotter [[spoiler: is Canadian and Marty's grandmother. Michael J. Fox is Canadian]].


* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Edna is petrified of dogs; Naturally, Marty sics Einstein onto to her at every opportunity. In the alternate Hill Valley, she responds with a pitch-perfect [[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers Donald Sutherland]] impression.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Edna is petrified of dogs; Naturally, Marty sics Einstein onto to her at every opportunity. In the alternate Hill Valley, she responds with a pitch-perfect [[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers [[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978 Donald Sutherland]] impression.


* DeconstructedTrope: [[spoiler:Citizen Brown!Doc's speech to Marty serves as one to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, as he makes Marty seriously think if what he's doing is really right if getting the timeline back to normal involves destroying the life of someone who was ''better off'' in the altered timeline.]]
* DeconReconSwitch: [[spoiler:Ultimately though it becomes obvious that the ''overall'' situation very much warranted changing it back, especially since said person was dangerously insane even before the point of divergence, and [[MoralGuardians her happiness required]] [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans everyone else's misery]].]] The fact that [[spoiler:the CloseEnoughTimeline was better even for her because she ended up having to be rehabilitated in jail]] was a happy accident on Marty's part.

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* DeconstructedTrope: [[spoiler:Citizen Brown!Doc's speech to Marty serves as one to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, as he DeconReconSwitch: Citizen Brown!Doc makes Marty seriously think question if what he's doing is really it's right if getting to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong get the timeline back to normal normal]] when that involves destroying the life of someone who was ''better off'' in the altered timeline.]]
* DeconReconSwitch: [[spoiler:Ultimately though it becomes obvious
timeline. However, it's ultimately clear that the ''overall'' situation very much warranted changing it back, especially back really ''is'' [[TheNeedsOfTheMany the right thing to do]], since said [[spoiler:said person was dangerously insane even before the point of divergence, and [[MoralGuardians her happiness required]] [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans everyone else's misery]].]] misery]]]]. The fact that [[spoiler:the the CloseEnoughTimeline was better [[spoiler:better even for her because she ended up having to be rehabilitated in jail]] was a happy accident on Marty's part.

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