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Time travel is an extremely interesting subject in fiction because it deals with a myriad of themes and issues. Traveling in time allows fictional characters to deal with history, the future, or both with modern day characters. Characters who time travel range from average Joes who stumbled into time travel, to hundred year old aliens who love to move through time and space.

The charm of some time traveling fiction is to see how characters deal with an unfamiliar era. Marty McFly dealt with his parents in high school, while Austin Powers traveled from the 60s to the 90s and had to abandon some of his 60s-ways. Not all time travel is used for innocent purposes. In the Terminator series, killer cyborgs used time travel to murder people and change the future.

Some time travelers use a time machine or spaceship, while others time travel by accident. While The Doctor use his Tardis to see the universe, Peggy Sue’s concussion allowed her to go travel back in time to her high school days.

Who is your favorite fictional time traveler? What era would you visit if you could time travel?

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
The Doctor Doctor Who

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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Marty McFly Back to the Future franchise

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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Emmett Brown Back to the Future franchise

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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

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Fry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Fry Futurama, Futurama

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T-800 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
T-800 Terminator franchise

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Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Jack Harkness Doctor Whoniverse

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River Song is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
River Song Doctor Who

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Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
colingreig667 added Rose Tyler Doctor Who

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Ted
Shaun Smith added Ted "Theodore" Logan Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Samurai Jack Samurai Jack

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Sam Beckett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Greg Watanabe added Sam Beckett Quantum Leap

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Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
colingreig667 added Sarah Jane Smith Doctor Whoniverse

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Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Austin Powers Austin Powers series

The Best Fictional Characters Who Turn Evil

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Kyle Reese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Kyle Reese Terminator franchise

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Tom Islava added Merlin The Sword in the Stone

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T-1000 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
T-1000 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

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The Time Traveller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
The Time Traveller The Time Machine

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Ebenezer Scrooge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Ebenezer Scrooge A Christmas Carol

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Crono is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Arkader1117 added Crono

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Crono is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Arkader1117 added Crono Chrono Trigger

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Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Taylor Planet of the Apes

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Artemis Fowl II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Artemis Fowl II Artemis Fowl

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Quinn Mallory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Quinn Mallory Sliders

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Claire Randall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Claire Randall Outlander

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Henry DeTamble is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Henry DeTamble The Time Traveler's Wife

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Peggy Sue is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Peggy Sue Peggy Sue Got Married

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Hank Morgan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Hank Morgan A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Gary Hobson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Gary Hobson Early Edition

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Chris Hughes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Chris Hughes Timeline

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Billy Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
darren-bell added Billy Pilgrim Slaughterhouse-Five

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Curtis Donovan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Curtis Donovan Misfits

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Dana Franklin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Dana Franklin Kindred