Here at Major Spoilers, we love us some time travel: Stephen is a ‘Back To The Future’ kind of guy, while Rodrigo loves ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’, while Ashley and I lean towards the Doctor Who (though I’m an original series guy and she tends to favor the new incarnations.)  When it comes to one’s favorite time traveler, it’s easy to take the question to the vehicles or excellent costumes (that multicolored wool jacket with the cat pins is top of the line), but the real question is: Who would get you home safest on time or before?  With that in mind, we make our way to today’s temporally mechanical query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would probably stick with faithful, boring Brainiac 5, since he usually isn’t stranded anywhere for more than a couple of years, asking: Setting aside matters of coolness and/or DeLorean adjacency, which time traveler is the most trustworthy for journeying through the eons?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    That’s a tough one, because they all are quite untrustworthy. Alright, because Speed Force allows time travel, I’m going with the most trustworthy of The Flash family, Jay Garrick.

  2. I was going to take the Speed Force angle and say Max Mercury, but then I want to go all cannoli and posit two others:
    Professor Paradox, from the Ben 10 franchise, and Chromie of the Bronze Dragonflight from the Warcraft lore.

    • I’ll second Prof. Paradox. He’s more about finding the best angle that works for everyone, not just “for the greater good”, and he’s got that wholesome 1950’s TV dad morals that make me feel like I could trust him over crazy scientists (although I suppose he fits that bill, having gone crazy and circled back to sanity after getting bored) or impulsive aliens.

  3. Marshall Nisbet on

    I would have to pick one of my favorite characters from Heroes, Hiro Nakamura. He can travel through time and space so he could get us anywhere. Plus he’s all about saving and helping people, Hiro is totally the most trustworthy person to time travel with.

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