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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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345 147
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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293 136
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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329 169
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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249 126
Fry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Fry Futurama, Futurama

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214 129
Terminator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Terminator Terminator franchise

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198 127
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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194 129
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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114 66
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Samurai Jack Samurai Jack

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152 107
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
colingreig667 added Rose Tyler Doctor Who

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131 86
Ted
Shaun Smith added Ted "Theodore" Logan Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

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110 85
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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107 119
Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Austin Powers Austin Powers series

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72 74
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
colingreig667 added Sarah Jane Smith Doctor Whoniverse

All Members of House Lannister

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78 88
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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68 79
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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68 91
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

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67 94
T-1000 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
T-1000 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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47 81
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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56 103
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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34 65
Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Taylor Planet of the Apes

The Best Steakhouses in Los Angeles

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30 71
Artemis Fowl II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Artemis Fowl II Artemis Fowl

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33 81
Quinn Mallory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Quinn Mallory Sliders

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26 74
Claire Randall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Claire Randall Outlander

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21 79
Henry DeTamble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Henry DeTamble The Time Traveler's Wife

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19 84
Peggy Sue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Peggy Sue Peggy Sue Got Married

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17 82
Gary Hobson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Gary Hobson Early Edition

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15 76
Curtis Donovan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Curtis Donovan Misfits

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14 73
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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11 63
Billy Pilgrim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
darren-bell added Billy Pilgrim Slaughterhouse-Five

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12 73
Chris Hughes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Chris Hughes Timeline

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6 79
Dana Franklin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Dana Franklin Kindred