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The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel  

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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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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Back to the Future franchise
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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Doctor Who
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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Back to the Future franchise
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Fry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Futurama, Futurama
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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Terminator franchise
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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Harry Potter series
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Okabe Rintaro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Adrián Nieblas added Okabe Rintaro Steins gate
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River Song is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Doctor Who
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Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Doctor Whoniverse
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Sam Beckett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Greg Watanabe added Quantum Leap
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Shaun Smith added Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
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Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
colingreig667 added Doctor Who
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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Samurai Jack
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Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Daniel Massey added Ultimate Spider-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor
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Rip Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Daniel Massey added Rip Hunter DC Legends of Tommorow, Arrowverse
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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Daniel Massey added Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: Insurrection
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Spock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Daniel Massey added Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Daniel Massey added Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Space and Time
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Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
colingreig667 added Doctor Whoniverse
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Kyle Reese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Terminator franchise
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Crono is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Arkader1117 added Crono Chrono Trigger
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Tom Islava added Merlin The Sword in the Stone
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Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Austin Powers series
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Crono is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Arkader1117 added
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T-1000 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Terminator 2: Judgment Day