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"Only if it turns out that reality is actually nothing more than a holographic illusion created by the interplay of subatomic particles on a vast two-dimensional membrane."

This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Back to the Future licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Back to the Future universe.

George McFly photo

Photograph of George McFly.

As of May 14, 1986, Marty McFly kept in his possession a photograph of George McFly.


Upon saving Doc from Irving "Kid" Tannen on June 13, 1931, Marty felt himself erasing from existence. After finding out that giving his grandfather Arthur McFly resulted in his premature death, Marty looked at the photo of George to find him slowly disappearing. After traveling back in time to 6 hours ago in the same day, Marty took out the photo several times to see if he succeeded in saving Arthur.

George McFly caricature

Caricature of George McFly.

On August 25 of the same year, Marty needed to convince Trixie Trotter that Kid went back on his word to kill Arthur. To do so, he gave Zane Williams the photo of George to make a caricature sketch, with the addition of a hat, which resembled Arthur. Afterwards, Marty placed the sketch on the Wall of Fame to deceive Trixie.

On May 15, 1986G, Marty showed Citizen Brown the photo while mentioning how his trip to 1955 resulted in George being able to stand up to Biff Tannen.

The next day, while in the Citizen Plus ward, Marty told George (who hacked into the intercom) about his possessions being locked up. George used a camera recording of the guard opening the locker, and was thus able to reopen it so that Marty could get his possessions out, including his guitar and photo.