- "The déjà vu feeling was back, but this time it lurched around in Marty's stomach. There was something about Junior, something that reminded Marty Senior an awful lot of the teenaged George McFly, back in 1955. Maybe it was the way Junior's coat didn't quite seem to fit, like the coat's uni-form-fit-patch was broken or something; or maybe it was those food stains on his white t-shirt; or the way his hair had been shoved, uncombed, under the color-changing cap. Yep, Marty Senior had to admit it. No wonder Griff picked on him. His son was a prime McFly nerd."
- —From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, page 38)
At 17, Marty Jr. looked almost identical to his father at the same age — this allows Marty, from 1985, to pretend to be his son in 2015. However, Marty Jr. was not exactly the same. Whilst both he and his sister strongly resembled their father a lot more than their mother, Marty Jr had brown eyes like his mother, as opposed to blue eyes like his father.
Marty Jr.'s auto-adjusting and auto-drying jacket was also broken on the left sleeve, suggesting that he did not really care much about his appearance. Like many people his age, he also wore his pants inside-out.
Marty Jr. liked watching television at home and at the Cafe 80's, and preferred six channels at a time to his video glasses that could only show two at a time. He was an enthusiastic football fan, and cheered out loud while watching the Bears play the Spacers. He liked Pepsi Perfect and pizza, although he picked all the pepperoni off his slice before eating it.
He appeared to be a cross between his grandfather, George McFly and his father, in that whilst he was not a total nerd, he could be a bit of a wimp. He would try to stand up for himself, yet usually gave in to peer pressure. Marty Jr. was not however afraid to be a "smartass" though and often made (usually bad) jokes.
- "They made me do it."
- —Martin's claim while under arrest.
Little is known about Marty Jr.'s life pre-2015, when he was aged 17. In 1985, his father Marty Sr. had broken a hand in a car accident and had been sued by the other driver, all because a classmate challenged him to a race. Marty had said "no", but had given in after being called a "chicken". Marty Sr. spent the next 30 years feeling sorry for himself, and this attitude might have influenced Marty Jr. Without a confident father around, Marty Jr. became a pushover and a wimp (much to the horror of 1985 Marty), and was bullied by Griff Tannen and his gang.
On the afternoon of October 21, 2015, Marty Jr. met Griff Tannen in the Cafe 80's. Griff asked Marty Jr. to join him and his gang with a robbery. Although initially saying "no", Marty Jr. was thrown over a counter by Griff, and agreed to join in the robbery. At 1:28 AM the next morning, the gang (plus Marty Jr.) robbed the Hill Valley Payroll Substation with a stolen Degaussing unit, but were caught when Marty Jr. set off an alarm. Griff and his gang distanced themselves from the crime, so Marty Jr. was blamed and sentenced by a data-court to 15 years in prison.
The following week, Marlene tried to break him out of jail and was caught — she was sentenced to 20 years inside. Doc Brown, visiting from 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, found out about all this and vowed to prevent it from happening.
Luckily all this changed on October 21, when Doc brought the 1985 versions of Marty and Jennifer to 2015 and knocked the real Marty Jr. out. At this time Marty from 1985 took his son's place, pretending to be him. However, because Doc had used the sleep-inducing alpha rhythm generator on Jennifer earlier, there was not enough power to knock out Marty Jr. for a full hour, and he still went to the Cafe 80's to meet Griff. Seeing his future son approach, Marty hid underneath the counter at the cafe. Soon after meeting him at the cafe, Griff threw the real Marty Jr. over the counter leaving him in a semi-conscious state at which time Marty posed as him again. Marty Sr., as Marty Jr., said "No" to Griff, a response that Griff was not expecting. After much chaos including a hoverboard chase around Courthouse Square, Marty Sr. managed to get Griff sent to jail by causing Griff to crash into the Courthouse on his hoverboard (a "Pit Bull"). Now that Griff was in jail, the robbery never happened and Marty Jr. did not go to jail.
Behind the scenes
- Marty Jr. was portrayed by Michael J. Fox. Scenes in which he appeared together with his father Marty and/or his sister Marlene were accomplished with special effects using the VistaGlide camera.
- A draft script of Part II suggested that Marlene and Marty Jr. were twins, as both their ages were given as 17 and both are played on screen by Michael J. Fox – however, Marlene's age has never been confirmed and many fans think she is a year or two older.
- In the original draft for Back to the Future Part II, Marty Jr. was called Norman McFly, named for Jennifer's grandfather.
- Although Marty Jr.'s habit of picking the pepperoni off his pizza is not explained in the film, Michael J. Fox is a vegetarian in real life and therefore the characters he portrays on-screen are never seen eating meat.
- In the novelization, he still passes out mumbling that he'd do as Griff asks after getting tossed over the counter. But after he wakes up, Marty Jr. comes to the realization that maybe he could start standing up for himself when confronted with the idea of doing something he knows is wrong, implying a bit of hope for his future.
- Back to the Future Part II
- Back to the Future: The Animated Series (Mentioned only)
- Back to the Future: The Card Game (Mentioned only)
- Back to the Future: The Game
- Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2: Get Tannen! (Mentioned only)
- Back to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines
- Harold McFly (paternal medieval ancestor)
- Jennivere McFly (paternal medieval ancestor)
- Martin McFly (paternal great-great-great-granduncle)
- Pee Wee McFly (paternal great-great-granduncle)
- Seamus McFly (paternal great-great-great-grandfather)
- Maggie McFly (paternal great-great-great-grandmother)
- William McFly (paternal great-great-grandfather)
- Arthur McFly (paternal great-grandfather)
- Sylvia McFly (paternal great-grandmother)
- Sam Baines (paternal great-grandfather)
- Stella Baines (paternal great-grandmother)
- Milton Baines (paternal granduncle)
- Sally Baines (paternal grandaunt)
- Toby Baines (paternal granduncle)
- Joey Baines (paternal granduncle)
- Ellen Baines (paternal grandaunt)
- George McFly (paternal grandfather)
- Lorraine Baines McFly (paternal grandmother)
- Mr. Parker (maternal grandfather)
- Dave McFly (paternal uncle)
- Linda McFly (paternal aunt)
- Marty McFly (father)
- Jennifer Parker (mother)
- Marlene McFly (sister)
- Marta McFly (granddaughter)
| The McFly Family|
Marty McFly | George McFly | Lorraine Baines McFly | Jennifer Parker | Seamus McFly | Maggie McFly
Dave McFly | Linda McFly | Martin McFly, Jr. | Marlene McFly | Arthur McFly
| The Brown Family|
Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown | Clara Clayton Brown | Jules Brown | Verne Brown | Einstein
| The Tannen Family|
Biff Tannen | Buford Tannen | Griff Tannen | Irving "Kid" Tannen
| The Strickland Family|
James Strickland | Roger Strickland | Irene Strickland | Edna Strickland | Gerald Strickland
Match, Skinhead & 3-D | Goldie Wilson | Douglas J. Needles
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