Fiction 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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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Doctor Who
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452 187
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Back to the Future franchise
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386 175
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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408 227
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Harry Potter series
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310 173
Fry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Futurama, Futurama
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276 163
T-800 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Terminator franchise
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255 165
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Doctor Whoniverse
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256 167
River Song is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
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 Doctor Who
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Shaun Smith added Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
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Sam Beckett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Greg Watanabe added Quantum Leap
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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Samurai Jack
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Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
colingreig667 added Doctor Whoniverse
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Okabe Rintaro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Adrián Nieblas added Okabe Rintaro Steins gate
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Kyle Reese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Terminator franchise
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96 105
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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136 162
Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Austin Powers series
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96 120
T-1000 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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91 124
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Donnie Darko
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Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Time Traveller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
The Time Traveller The Time Machine
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Rip Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Daniel Massey added Rip Hunter DC Legends of Tommorow, Arrowverse
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Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Daniel Massey added Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Space and Time
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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Crono is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Time Travel
Arkader1117 added Crono Chrono Trigger