Tannen the Barbarian
Tannen the Barbarian
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Eye colorbrown
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"I am in need of your sorcery!"
—Tannen the Barbarian, speaking to Marty McFly and Emmett Brown.
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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.

Tannen the Barbarian lived in 2,991,299,129,912, in a future civilization where people are ignorant of the technology that came before them. The Queen of Apocrypha tasked him with recovering the ruby begonia from the enchanted tower.

When he saw Marty McFly and the Brown family arrive in the flying time train, he believed that Emmett Brown was a sorcerer. Since the Queen had kidnapped Clara, Jules, and Verne, Marty and Emmett agreed to recover the jewel in exchange for their lives.


  • The Jewel In The Tower