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The McFly, Tannen, & Parker Families

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First, let me just say this game is excellent! I've been wondering some things about some of the families:

1.) Who might Griff's parent be? Biff's daughter, Tiff Tannen or Biff Jr.? Biff Jr. was Biff's son in an early draft of BTTF Part II and the cartoon (Which probably isn't canon.). From what I've read on Futurepedia, Biff Jr. is about 15 years older than Griff, which would make him a teen parent and that makes sense for a Tannen.

2.) Is Biff illegitimate? From what Doc said, I'm just assuming that after his mother had him she either died or dumped him on Gertrude Tannen's doorstep.

3.) Assuming that Gertrude Tannen is Buford Tannen's daughter-in-law, do you think we'll ever meet or learn anything about Buford's son/Kid's father? I wonder if he bullied William McFly? And what about a teen or adult William? I wonder if his personality was like Marty's or if he was a wimp like Artie, George, and Marty Jr.? It seems like Marty is the only McFly without a Tannen bully.

4.) In the cartoon episode "A Friend In Deed," Jennifer's grandfather Parker is alive in 1992, owns a ranch, and is called "Pete" (As in "Peter Parker!") by the sheriff. Get Tannen contradicts this.

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  • @MantaScorp said: I still stand by my belief that Needles is Biff's son. So what if the last name is different?? There's a million reasons why that could happen.

    Look at the facts:

    1) He's a bully

    2) He has a gang of young toughs that he travels with

    3) He has it in for a McFly

    Sounds like the DNA of a Tannen to me...

    Needles has an ancestor living in 1931.

  • Needles can't be griffs father, his children are listed in part II.

  • @Michael J Fox is Canadian said: To those who have seen the animated series, has it been contradicted yet?
    I do recall that it takes place in 1991 and the delorean is a brand new one doc built which travels across space and time. But is it explained what happens between 1985 and 1991? Can it still exist in the same universe as the video game or is it impossible for these 1986 events to have occured in the shows universe.


    The game kinda contradicts the animated series, as Jules and Verne are still kids, while in-game, Doc mentions they're already teenagers.

    Also, Bob Gale, despite his involvement in the game, has been quoted as saying that only the movies are canon. The game is a what-if, just like the cartoon, but it has the blessing and input of Gale so it seems more legitimate.

  • More like Biffany Tannen. Add that as an option.

  • @Michael J Fox is Canadian said: Needles can't be griffs father, his children are listed in part II.

    He doesn't have children. Maybe their was a scene...that was cut out? wtf.

  • @PrivateJoker said: He doesn't have children. Maybe their was a scene...that was cut out? wtf.


    actually, he has. in the second movie, while future marty is talking with needles via skype. ;)
    skype adds persoal information about needles like name, address etc. while they are talking.

  • LOL! They aren't using Skype. In fact their is no mention of the internet.

  • @PrivateJoker said: LOL! They aren't using Skype. In fact their is no mention of the internet.

    i know, i was kidding. :) - but the stuff with adding/displaying personal information while talking is true.

  • @PrivateJoker said: He doesn't have children. Maybe their was a scene...that was cut out? wtf.

    It specifically says on the screen when Marty is speaking to needles he has two children and shows their names.

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    @Fullmetal X said: [QUOTE=Michael J Fox is Canadian;468078]To those who have seen the animated series, has it been contradicted yet?
    I do recall that it takes place in 1991 and the delorean is a brand new one doc built which travels across space and time. But is it explained what happens between 1985 and 1991? Can it still exist in the same universe as the video game or is it impossible for these 1986 events to have occured in the shows universe.


    The game kinda contradicts the animated series, as Jules and Verne are still kids, while in-game, Doc mentions they're already teenagers.

    Also, Bob Gale, despite his involvement in the game, has been quoted as saying that only the movies are canon. The game is a what-if, just like the cartoon, but it has the blessing and input of Gale so it seems more legitimate.[/QUOTE]
    The game doesn't necessarily contradict the animated series. At the end of Part III Doc is shown using the time traveling train to take his family to another time period when his sons are still children. So, he's been traveling around time for about 10 years with his family by the time he meets Marty in 1986. There's no reason why Doc couldn't have taken his family at any time during those 10 years to meet Marty in 1991 when his children are still kids.

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