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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.

Ziff Tannen
Ziff Tannen
Biographical information
Date of birth2060's
Age (2115)50
Physical description
Hair colorbrown
Eye colorwhite: black pupils
Behind-the-scenes information
Voiced byThomas F. Wilson
"Okay I did it! The McFlys have been kicking Tannens around for centuries, and now we have the ultimate revenge! It's too bad Grandpa Griff's not here to see it.."
—Ziff Tannen

Ziff Howard Tannen was the grandson of Griff Tannen. His favorite magazine was Saboteur's Weekly.


Ziff Tannen sabotaged Marta McFly's solar sail ship, the MSC Marty, in 2091 but was foiled when Jules and Verne Brown intervened. Trying to escape via jet-pack, Ziff flew off-course and crashed into the prison where his grandfather was incarcerated and, much to Griff's disgust, was put in the cell next to the 95-year-old career felon.

Ziff was shown to have a persecution complex, as he cited that the McFlys were always kicking around the Tannens as his motivation, which wasn't entirely incorrect due to time travel.

Ziff's mixed metaphor was "I'm going to make like a banana and skedaddle" which is supposed to be "I'm going to make like a banana and split".

So far no other Tannen is portrayed or presented past Ziff's timeline in the year 2091.


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