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7 September 1987–6 December 1989
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Originally a man with the demeanour of an eccentric, light-hearted buffoon, the Seventh Doctor darkened into a mysterious, cunning manipulator to combat Fenric’s return.
Though he delighted in humorous reverie, it was only the surface layer of his true nature. Beneath, he was a Machiavellian and somber genius of frightful calibre who could tactfully use his mind to manipulate almost any situation into reaching his favoured outcome. Despite this, every action he did”for the greater good”, as this incarnation actively sought out evil to vanquish. He could also show profound warmth and affection to his companions, and built a strong bond with many of them.
Initially, the Seventh Doctor travelled with his predecessor’s final companion, Melanie Bush. After several adventures with the new Doctor, she left to travel with Sabalom Glitz, prompting him to begin travelling with Ace, a troubled teenager from Earth in the 1980s. Treating her both as a protégé and initially as a pawn in Fenric’s game, he did his best to help heal Ace’s psychological wounds by helping her come to terms with her past misdeeds and fears, aiding her in maturing and supporting her in moments of difficulty. Although he initially planned to take Ace home, they ultimately travelled together for several years, only for their strong bond to grow increasingly strained as secrets and death tore them apart.
Following Ace’s initial departure from the TARDIS, he became “champion” to the Eternal known as Time. Although he did many good deeds while under the title of Time’s Champion, his manipulative ways and amoral decisions cost him dearly, leaving him questioning his actions and himself. The aftermath left him tired and saddened, and after reuniting with many old friends he eventually began a lonely retirement from plotting. Though wearisome, he decided he would return to Gallifrey when the Time Lords needed his assistance, but having grown complacent in his retirement, he let his guard down at the wrong time and paid for it with his life.
After many years of schemes and manipulation, The Doctor regenerated into his next incarnation in San Francisco on 31 December 1999, following Dr Grace Holloway’s exploratory surgery on his gunshot wounds accidentally clogging a vein.
A DAY TO COME
The First Doctor would occasionally have premonitions of his future incarnations, (A Big Hand for The Doctor) and there was a rumour that he was able to glimpse his first seven regenerations during a game of Eighth Man Bound. (Christmas on a Rational Planet, Lungbarrow)
When the First Doctor learned that he was diverted from the South Pole by”forces from the future” to stop him from becoming an incarnation that would play a key role in a future conflict, he was informed by the Player that he would have “lots of new faces” before he regenerated into the incarnation involved in the conflict. (The Plague of Dreams)
The First Doctor was shown footage of the Seventh Doctor, as well as his ten other successors, by the Testimony when he expressed doubt over the Twelfth Doctor’s identity. (Twice Upon a Time)
When the Fifth Doctor was under the influence of the Dark, he saw a nightmare image of himself regenerating as far as his seventh incarnation on a blood soaked altar. (Fear of the Dark)
Mawdryn attempted to force the Fifth Doctor to use up his eight remaining regenerations to end his follower’s cycle of perpetual rebirth, but this was rendered unnecessary when Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart made physical contact with his younger self and a discharge of temporal energy was released that allowed Mawdryn and his followers to die. (Mawdryn Undead)
The Seventh Doctor was described as”the schemer” by The Doctor’s first TARDIS to the Fifth Doctor. (Prisoners of Fate)
After losing his body to the Time Lords, the Master made a failed attempt to steal the regenerations of the Fifth Doctor. (The Velvet Dark)
The Fifth Doctor was told by Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart that he had worked with eight other incarnations of the Doctorby 1999, including four of his future incarnations. The Doctor himself recalled an encounter with his seventh incarnation, recalling him as a”curious little chap”. (The King of Terror)
The Fifth Doctor was told of his seventh incarnation by Alan Fitzgerald, who claimed”he knows everything” when unfavourably comparing the Fifth Doctor to his future incarnation. (The Gathering)
After the TARDIS became “stalled in the equivalent of a galactic lay-by”, the Sixth Doctor had a worried thought of Peri Brown growing old and dying in the TARDIS, while he would”go on regenerating until all [his] lives [were] spent”. (Vengeance on Varos)
When investigating the presence of the Players in 1936, the Sixth Doctor hired Tom Dekker as private security, with Dekker telling him about his past as a private detective in Chicago, where Dekker had met a man named John Smith, commonly known as”Doc”, but The Doctor dismissed the idea that “Doc” could be his future self. (Players)
When the Master exposed the Valeyard’s alliance with High Council to the Sixth Doctor at his trial, he revealed that the Valeyard was acting as the prosecutor for the trial in exchange for The Doctor’s remaining regenerations. (The Ultimate Foe)
The Valeyard offered to tell the Sixth Doctor of his next incarnation, whom he claimed was filled with”plots and schemes, ” all to win a game”that was never his to win.” (Trial of the Valeyard)
While poisoned, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe observed the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex. Evelyn noted that the Seventh Doctor seemed”a rather jolly man”, while the Sixth Doctor commented that he heard his seventh incarnation was “always blowing up planets”. (The 100 Days of the Doctor)
When she met him out of sequence, the Rani told the Sixth Doctor that she was expecting”the little man with the hat and the umbrella”, only for The Doctor to interrupt her before he could hear more about his future self. (The Rani Elite)
After being mortally wounded by Zor, the Sixth Doctor began to regenerate, and was on the brink of a regenerative collapse when he was found and healed by Captain Jack Harkness after the TARDIS landed in late 20th century Wales. (Piece of Mind)
According to one account, the Sixth Doctor, after being sapped of chronon energy whilst fighting the Lamprey, (Spiral Scratch) suffered a fatal head injury (Zagreus) due to the buffeting of the TARDIS caused by the Rani’s laser bombardment. (Time and the Rani)
A second account showed that the Sixth Doctor was sent a psychic signal advising him to go to the planet Lakertya, despite an ominous source of radiation being nearby. Upon approaching Lakertya, the TARDIS came under attack from focused beams of the radiation being fired from the Rani’s TARDIS. Whilst Mel only passed out, The Doctor was mortally wounded by the radiation. As the persona of the Seventh Doctor manifested before him, The Doctor’s sixth persona dissolved into his seventh, both agreeing their future was “in safe hands.” (The Brink of Death)
After the laser attack, the TARDIS was caught in the Rani’s tractor beam, and forced to make a landing on Lakertya’s surface, where the Rani and her Tetrap servant, Urak, boarded the TARDIS and abducted The Doctor as his regeneration concluded, taking him to the Rani’s laboratory. Awakening in the Rani’s lab, The Doctor immediately recognised her, but was knocked out by Urak and injected with an amnesia-inducing drug, which allowed the Rani to trick him into assisting her with her project by pretending to be Mel. Upon regaining consciousness again, the partially amnesiac Doctor first decided to choose a new look, before returning to work on the Rani’s machine, having been convinced by”Mel” that he had been working on it before an accident caused him to regenerate.
However, as The Doctor found what was wrong with it, the real Mel snuck into the lab and the two convinced each other of their identities, exposing the Rani’s lies. Escaping, The Doctor discovered that several other geniuses from throughout time, including Albert Einstein and Hypatia, had been captured to act as components of the Rani’s”time brain”. Forced to become the final component, The Doctor’s still recovering mind caused it to spout nonsense, though he also inadvertently provided the brain with the means to determine the needed substance: Loyhargil. The Lakertyan leader, Beyus, then sacrificed his life to destroy the brain and delay the launch long enough for the rocket to miss the asteroid. Rescuing the captives, The Doctor took them back to their own times. (Time and the Rani)
Bemoaning the loss his umbrella and scarf, The Doctor went back to his wardrobe and obtained a new paisley scarf and whangee-handled umbrella. Taking the time to clean out the dimensionally transcendental pockets of the Sixth Doctor’s patchwork coat, he sat down to sort the contents of several lifetimes, organising them into two piles, of what was useful and what was not. While doing so, he considered the consequences of regeneration, and assessed whether he was going to like his new body. (The Useful Pile)
NEW ADVENTURES WITH MEL
Shortly after he dropped Mel off in London, The Doctor became a prisoner at”the Institute”, and sent the TARDIS back to Mel to save him. After he had been driven insane, The Doctor was found by Mel, who helped him restore his sanity. Informed that the Institute was run by the Celestial Intervention Agency, The Doctor found that medics were conducting experiments to graft TARDIS minds into sentient life forms, and, horrified at their amoral stance, restored the TARDIS consciousnesses to their physical bodies, and freed the inmates. (Unregenerate!)
The Doctor took Mel to 2040 Sussex Downs to show her how much human computer technology had advanced from her time. They found a community of mathematicians led by Thea, who believed that they had discovered the pattern of the TARDIS’s landings on Earth and could thus predict the time and place of their arrivals. The Doctor tried to explain that it was just chance, but Thea refused to believe him. Determined to prove them wrong, The Doctor took the TARDIS back in time five weeks, thus spoiling the pattern. (Daisy Chain)
Visiting the Hammerson Plastic PLC 1999 New Year’s Eve gala, The Doctor revealed to Mel that its owner, Alisha Hammerson, was an advanced Auton under the control of the Nestene Consciousness. After her Auton workers gassed the building, The Doctor was awoken by Hammerson, and given a tour of the building. Once he reached the chamber containing the Nestene Consciousness, he distracted the Autons long enough to enable Mel to destroy their link with the nearest Nestene world, thwarting their plans of conquering the Earth. (Plastic Millenium)
On a visit to Croydon on 24 December 1995, Mel and the TARDIS disappeared. Investigating, The Doctor found an archaeological dig and met archaeologist Michael Gregson, who told him the history of unusual phenomena attached to the site. Realising that the site was the locale of a temporal volcano, The Doctor went back to 24 December 1935, where he rescued Mel and the Gregson family, but was forced to leave Michael behind. (24 Crawford Street)
Travelling to Paradise Towers so Mel could enjoy its swimming pool, The Doctor found that the staff and residents residing within the Towers had all become either anarchist Kangs, cannibalistic Rezzies or pompous Caretakers. Accused of being the “Great Architect” that built the Towers, The Doctor was nearly killed by the Chief Caretaker, who wanted the Tower to run the way he wanted. The real architect, Kroagnon, a madman who killed anyone who moved into his creations to keep them perfect, was still within the complex, and had been using the Cleaners to murder residents. As The Doctor and Mel investigated, Kroagnon became concerned, and transplanted his disembodied mind into the Chief, going on a murderous rampage through the complex. He was defeated when Pex, the only remaining male resident, pushed him to his death down a lift shaft, sacrificing himself to prove his bravery. (Paradise Towers)
The Doctor and Mel then travelled to Pax Lucis, an English village occupied by Nazis, during the Second World War. When a barrier cut the village off from the rest of the world, The Doctor discovered the Nazis had captured the Lightwanderer, a creature that fed on solar radiation. The Nazis plotted to create a barrier around the Earth, which would destroy the planet. The Doctor gained an ally in the Nazis’ commander, Luther, who sacrificed himself by blowing up”the weapon”, saving the planet. (Special Weapons)
When the TARDIS was forced to materialise in 1978 England, The Doctor and Mel traced the cause to an anomalous concentration of artron energy from a Cnidarian artefact discovered in a cave by a group of university students. The artefact summoned Commander Hydra Sowerbii, who attempted to conquer Earth, but was quickly defeated. (The Invertebrates of Doom)
Arriving in 1987 Britain, The Doctor and Mel were shocked to see a tower in the exact form of a Dalek, serving as the main office of the Zenos Corporation. As Mel infiltrated the Zenos Corporation, The Doctor learned that the Daleks were working with the corporation’s CEO, Alek Zenos, to present themselves to the British government as interested in becoming Britain’s economic partners in the galactic market. As part of this plan, the Daleks also introduced a new video game, Warfleet, which allegedly depicted a space empire pursuing a rebel ship, but actually allowed the players to take control of Dalek drone ships in the future and use them against the Daleks’ enemies, subverting the Daleks’ handicap of relying on pure logic.
The Doctor nearly turned the tables when Mel was able to tell the Warfleet players what was happening and convince them to help the rebels, as well as the revelation that Alek Zenos was actually a double agent working with Thal rebels against the Daleks. However, things turned against The Doctor when MP Celia Dunthorpe allied with the Daleks, believing that the economic benefits of an alliance with the Daleks were more important that The Doctor’s warning about how dangerous they were. Although the Daleks almost won by using the Zenos Tower to transmit a Dalek perspective across London, brainwashing even Mel to adhere to a Dalek philosophy, The Doctor was able to cure Mel of the programming and pass on instructions before he was taken to Skaro for trial.
Using The Doctor’s advice, Mel was able to reprogram the time corridor in Zenos Tower to send the entire tower to Skaro, the continued broadcast of the “Dalek Factor” causing the Daleks on Skaro to turn on each other as their natural aggression and arrogance was amplified. With the Daleks destroying themselves and the Warfleet players helping the rebels rescue the Thal slaves on Skaro, The Doctor used the building to trigger a time storm after setting up a time corridor to take himself and his allies back to Earth, the resulting storm causing most Daleks left on the planet to age to death as their parts became too old to operate. (We Are The Daleks)
Responding to a distress call, The Doctor and Mel found themselves in an abandoned human mining colony that had been re-appropriated as a Sontaran research base, only for the Sontaran research team assigned there to have gone insane, with most of them dead and the surviving commander a gibbering wreck hiding in the cells. When a new Sontaran force was sent to investigate, The Doctor realised that the cause of the mental imbalance was the telepathic influence of a silicon-based life-form in the base’s former mines, which identified itself as”The Bloom”, absorbing the emotions of the residents of the facility to allow itself to grow. While the original miners had only been affected by the Bloom after prolonged exposure to it, the Sontarans’ experiments at influencing human emotions had given the Bloom far more emotional material to “feed” on, driving the Sontarans and the former prisoners to increasingly irrational actions, such as Sontarans fighting each other and one of the prisoners trying to break a glass observation dome despite the planet’s tainted atmosphere.
As a result of this emotional”stimuli”, the Bloom had achieved sentience at the cost of making it far more hostile due to the Sontarans’ violent nature, now manifesting as a dust cloud that consumed the humans and Sontarans to gain their knowledge and experience. Despite acknowledging the Bloom as a sentient creature with a right to exist, The Doctor refused to let it continue in its current state due to the danger it posed to others, tricking the last Sontaran present into carrying bombs directly into the Bloom while he, Mel and the remaining human survivors retreated to the TARDIS, The Doctor hopeful that the explosion would disperse the Bloom to such an extent that it would have to start its”evolution” over again and hopefully become something more peaceful. (Terror of the Sontarans)
The Doctor and Mel foiled a Vardan invasion of Earth with Nikola Tesla and encountered weretarantulas on Vyga 3. They landed on a damaged human ship called The Duke of Milan that was trying to reach Dido. The Doctor helped the ship land on a suitable planet and helped the humans negotiate peace with the natives of the planet. He also discovered an element native to the planet that could provide infinite power and named it Doctorium. (Maker of Demons)
After escaping the explosion of a sabotaged ship, The Doctor and Mel, impersonating the murdered crew members they had encountered on the ship, found that they had arrived on Dark Space 8, a space station currently hosting the Intergalactic Song Contest. Discovering that the song contest was being used as a cover for secret peace talks between Golos and Angvia, they managed to prevent the terrorist Loozly from sabotaging the conference, and helped Earth win. (Bang-Bang-a-Boom!)
In search of leptonite crystals to combat the Quarks on the space yacht Pinto, The Doctor and Mel arrived on the planet Puxatornee in the year 3090, where the inhabitants were struggling to live in peace with a race called the Slithergees, who were slowly taking over after they arrived there as refugees thirty years prior. The Doctor and Mel were forced by two inhabitants, Stuart and Reed, to travel back to 3060 to kill the president of Puxatornee before she could invite the Slithergees to stay. When they returned from the successful assassination, history had changed so that the Slithergees instead went to war with the Puxatornees. The Doctor and Mel became separated with Stuart and Reed and captured, but realised that an alternative Mel and Doctor were due to land in the same place as them and quickly escaped back to their TARDIS and left.
The other Doctor and Mel successfully landed on Puxatornee, and were captured and interrogated by the new history’s Lt. Stuart and Reed before the old history’s Reed and Stuart arrived to help them escape, but were killed shortly afterwards. The new history’s Stuart and Reed then forced The Doctor and Mel to take them back thirty years so that they could prevent the president’s death and make peace with Slithergees. The Doctor and Mel took them back to 3060 to see their new history, which was the first version before he and Mel showed up. Lt Stuart and Reed then ordered The Doctor to take them back to the previous day to prevent their earlier selves from time travelling, but The Doctor couldn’t as that history no longer existed. The Doctor worked out that an alternative version of himself and Mel were due to land and took off in the TARDIS just as their earlier selves showed up. (Flip-Flop)
Winning a free vacation from G715, The Doctor and Mel found themselves part of an alien expion to experience the Earth’s”rock ‘n’ roll years” at 1959 Disneyland. After the tour was detoured to South Wales, The Doctor discovered that the last Chimeron queen, Delta, was amongst their party, hiding with her newborn from the vicious Bannermen, mercenaries set on genocide. After defeating the Bannermen by causing their leader, Gavrok, to fall into his own trap, he bid goodbye to Delta, her daughter and a human, Billy, who had fallen in love with Delta, as they departed for the Chimeron hatchery. (Delta and the Bannermen)
The Doctor and Mel visited Llanfer Ceiriog, (Cat’s Cradle: Witch Mark) and met Emil Hartung in 1936 Cairo. (Just War)
Arriving in Pompeii on 23 August 79, The Doctor became convinced that he was destined to live out the rest of his days on Earth when the TARDIS was lost in an earthquake, setting in motion events he had already seen the result of in his fifth incarnation. Mel, unwilling to give up, managed to locate the TARDIS and prove to The Doctor that the fact that his TARDIS had been found buried in the ruins of the city didn’t mean that they were trapped on Earth. Allowing the TARDIS to be buried in ash, The Doctor piloted it to the same spot nearly one-thousand-and-nine-hundred years later, allowing it to be discovered by UNIT and setting in motion the events which had unfolded since their arrival in Pompeii. (The Fires of Vulcan)
The Doctor and Mel travelled to Iceworld, where they joined Sabalom Glitz and Ace, a teenage girl from 1987 Earth, on a search to find a treasure guarded by the “dragon” living in the caverns. The group discovered that the dragon was in fact a biomechanoid tasked with guarding the Dragonfire, a power source sought by exiled criminal Kane to power Iceworld, his prison ship, and return to his home planet to get revenge. However, Kane committed suicide when The Doctor showed him his planet no longer existed and that there was no-one for Kane to enact vengeance upon. (Dragonfire)
Deducing that Ace had been deposited on Iceworld by his old foe Fenric, (The Curse of Fenric) and that he could no longer avoid his responsibilities to Time, The Doctor planted an idea in Mel’s head, encouraging her to stay with Glitz with the intention to put him on the right path, and to urge The Doctor to take Ace with him. (Head Games) His manipulations were successful, and he gained Ace as a new companion, offering to take her back home to Perivale through”the scenic route”. (Dragonfire)
EARLY TRAVELS WITH ACE
While exploring the TARDIS, Ace came across a locked room containing a window that visualised Gallifrey during The Doctor’s childhood, which The Doctor had bought in his second incarnation. Feeling that it served as nothing more than a reminder of the past, The Doctor set about sealing the room off. (uPVC)
After the TARDIS was attacked by a Kryian missile, The Doctor found his ship was locked onto Christmas Eve. After spending Christmas in 1889 and 2023, he and Ace travelled to Eastern Africa in 3181 to fix the problem, where they helped humanity to recover from an alien invasion and restored their faith in Christmas. (Instead of You)
The Doctor returned to Shorch in November 1963 to take care of events he had set in motion during his first incarnation, first by retrieving the Hand of Omega. His mission was disrupted by the Renegade and Imperial Daleks, despite him anticipating one faction showing up, placing The Doctor, Ace and the Intrusion Counter-Measures Group in the crossfire of the Dalek Civil War, prompting The Doctor to join forces with Counter Measures leaders, Group Captain Ian Gilmore and Professor Rachel Jensen.
Discovering that Davros was now the Dalek Emperor, The Doctor used the his fanatical desire to give the Daleks the power of time travel against them, by goading Davros into using the Hand (Remembrance of the Daleks) on Skaro’s second sun (The Stranger) to create a new Eye of Harmony, but instead resulted in Skaro’s sun going supernova, destroying Skaro, as The Doctor had pre-programmed the stellar manipulator to do. With only the Supreme Dalek of the Renegade faction left to deal with, The Doctor managed to convince it that it no longer held a purpose, and it self-destructed. (Remembrance of the Daleks) After leaving Earth, The Doctor found signs of a temporal abnormality at the Coal Hill School of 2016, but got distracted before he could further investigate. (In Remembrance)
Escaping a Temporal Plexus, The Doctor and Ace arrived in a decaying universe where the Daleks were not a malevolent species. (The Ripple Effect)
After leaving Ace with his old friend Naikosiai in 1926 Africa, (Prelude Birthright) The Doctor took up residence at Ercildoune in Scotland during the 13th century, using it as a base from which to set out on various travels for roughly two years.
The Doctor visited 1909 London, and saved Barbara Wright’s grandfather, Ernie, from being arrested for a murder he did not commit. He then travelled to Soho, (Birthright) to visit Margaret Waterfield at 39 Dean Street and warn her of Bernice Summerfield’s imminent arrival. Next, he visited Coutts Bank in 1868 London with Victoria Waterfield. (Prelude Birthright) He also arranged for flowers to be sent to Margaret’s funeral on his behalf.
The Doctor visited the court of Elizabeth I, and persuaded her to send Jared Khan on a fool’s errand, spent five years teaching Mikhail Popov English in St Petersburg so that he could help Bernice in London, and arranged for Herbert Asquith to have Bernice released from Holloway Prison.
When Queen Ch’tizz of the Charrl arrived at Ercildoune looking for the TARDIS, The Doctor left Scotland permanently, but not before asking Jared Khan to travel through the glen and advising him to “follow the bonny bonny road should anyone give [him] the choice”. (Birthright) The Doctor then collected Ace from Africa, with only a few hours having passed for her. With the “pieces all in place”, The Doctor set course for Terra Alpha. (Prelude Birthright)
FURTHER TRAVELS WITH ACE
On Terra Alpha, where citizens were being executed by the Kandyman if they did not follow Helen A’s happy dictatorship, The Doctor arranged the death of her beloved pet Stigorax to show Helen A that true happiness could only exist if balanced with negative emotions like sadness. Leaving citizen Daisy K and visiting Blues musician Trevor Sigma to help restore order to Terra Alpha, The Doctor and Ace departed. (The Happiness Patrol)
Arriving in 20th century Windsor, The Doctor found the Nemesis statue, which he sent off into space every twenty five years, had returned. Deciding to end the chaos it caused, The Doctor intended to find its bow and arrow for his plan to be rid of it for good. During his search, he encountered Lady Peinforte and the Cybermen. Taking a trip back in time to see how Lady Peinforte got to the future, The Doctor discovered a chess board in her study, (Silver Nemesis) and realised that Fenric was responsible. (The Curse of Fenric) Pretending to comply with the Cyber-Leader’s orders, The Doctor prepared to send the Nemesis statue straight into the Cyberfleet, prompting Peinforte to merge with it, before launching it into space, where it exploded, destroying the Cyberships. (Silver Nemesis)
While travelling in the TARDIS, The Doctor received”junk mail” advertising the Psychic Circus. Deciding to attend after Ace admitted to her fear of clowns, the pair discovered that the circus had been taken over by the Gods of Ragnarok, who were forcing the patrons to perform for them until they were no longer amusing and killed. The Doctor took the fight to their home dimension, where he performed for them. Once he ran out of tricks, he used a medallion to reflect the Gods’ blast back at them, destroying them. Their business concluded, the duo departed, leaving the sole-surviving troupe member, Kingpin, and the werewolf-like Mags to rebuild the Psychic Circus. (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)
Whilst holidaying by the seaside, The Doctor and Ace met a fortune-teller called Hiram White, who was seemingly able to see the future. Sceptical, The Doctor discovered that he was actually a psychic alien from the planet Cramand’s moon, Candram, who had developed an addiction to fake health pills. The Doctor offered to return Hiram home, but he declined, instead seeking help to travel back in time to acquire more pills to state his addiction. The Doctor respected Hiram’s decision and left him, allowing him to choose his own fate. (One Card for the Curious)
The Doctor and Ace visited Bob Dovie at 59A Barnsfield Crescent in Totton, Hampshire on 23 November 1963. (The Light at the End)
After leaving Ace in the Cretaceous period, (Train-Flight) The Doctor was travelling with Frobisher when he prevented an Ice Warrior plot on the planet A-Lux, where he bid Frobisher a final adieu. The Doctor then departed with a new friend, Olla. (A Cold Day in Hell!) However, The Doctor discovered that Olla was actually a fugitive from the law, and handed her over to the authorities when they forcibly entered his TARDIS looking for her. (Redemption!)
The Doctor’s TARDIS collided with Death’s Head, a mechanoid bounty hunter from another dimension. The Doctor used a TCE to reduce Death’s Head’s size, and then sent him to Earth in the 82nd century. (The Crossroads of Time) The Doctor then visited London in 1851, where he met scientist Nathaniel Derridge and stopped the Klathi from destroying the city. (Claws of the Klathi!)
On one planet, The Doctor was telepathically contacted by a sentient cell culture called the Culture, which was under attack from a virus. The Doctor used maxenshudicea to cure the infection. (Culture Shock!) The Doctor answered a distress call from Ryos, but ran afoul of the natives. He was rescued by the salvage merchant Keepsake, and together they rescued the stranded medic. (Keepsake)
On the dead planet Adeki, The Doctor encountered what appeared to be his deceased companions Adric, Peri Brown, Jamie McCrimmon, Katarina and Sara Kingdom, but were actually shapeshifting Gwanzulum. He escaped with the aid of what appeared to be his past six incarnations, but they were shapeshifters as well. (Planet of the Dead) The Doctor followed a psychic scream to the planet Tya, where he helped the native Tyans evolve into new beings. (Scream of the Silent)
The Doctor teamed up with all of his other incarnations to save Gallifrey from destruction at the end of the Last Great Time War, but, (The Day of the Doctor) shortly after meeting for tea with some of his other incarnations in the Under Gallery, (The Day of the Doctor) lost his memory of the event due to the timelines not being synchronized, (The Day of the Doctor) only recalling that the TARDIS was running through calculations for a time when”all thirteen of [him] teamed up to save Gallifrey”. (Cold Fusion)
Aiming for the planet Maruthea to attend a friend’s birthday party, The Doctor instead found himself on Mekrom, where he discovered a dead body and encountered a Foreign Hazard Duty team who had been summoned by the now dead crew of the abandoned base. Discovering that terrifying creatures known as the Mogor were stalking the base, The Doctor deduced that they were in fact”echoes”, recorded on a form of crystal found on the planet. Proving his hypothesis, The Doctor bid goodbye to the team and set off to find Maruthea. (Echoes of the Mogor!)
Arriving instead on Tojana, The Doctor discovered that the native race of violent and suicidal lizards was preparing a last supper for their kind before their planet was completely submerged. As the natives had become resigned to their fate, and were callously killing each other before the end, The Doctor managed to convince the one concerned lizard that it could find a way of surviving. While all the rest of the natives indulged in the slaughter of one another, The Doctor and”the Worrier” constructed a raft, which they used to survive the waves which engulfed the land. Bidding the Worrier a goodbye and good fortune, The Doctor left the planet. (Time and Tide)
The Doctor arrived on Earth sometime in the 21st century to confront the Monk, who was again planning to interfere in history, but he escaped. The Sleeze Brothers, who had crashed their hovercar into the Monk’s TARDIS and demanded payment for the damages, forced The Doctor to follow the Monk. They chased him to Tunguska in 1908, the RMS Titanic in 1912, and Bermuda in 1945, where they finally caught him. After narrowly escaping the implosion of the Monk’s TARDIS, which caused Flight 19 to disappear, The Doctor returned the Brothers to their own time and kicked them out, angry at the damage they had caused to history. (Follow That TARDIS!)
Once again missing Maruthea, The Doctor instead found himself in 1992 London, and became caught up in a Gantac invasion of Earth. Teaming up with a homeless man named Leapy, The Doctor defeated the Gantacians’ leader, the Great Yaga, and, in doing so, the rest of the Gantacian race, before departing. (Invaders from Gantac!)
The Doctor was playing a jester in a Brighton pantomime when Death’s Head appeared, having been hired by Josiah W. Dogbolter to kill him. The Doctor escaped to his TARDIS, but Death’s Head followed him using the Dogbolter Temporal Rocket. The Doctor discovered that a nuclear bomb was hidden inside the Rocket, and Death’s Head realised that Dogbolter had betrayed him. After freeing Death’s Head from the Rocket, The Doctor warned him that his inability to change meant that he was doomed, (Time Bomb!) and left him to the roof of the Four Freedoms Plaza. (Time Bomb!, Clobberin’ Time!, The Incomplete Death’s Head)
The Doctor tried to reach Maruthea again, but instead arrived in a flat on Archimedes. While trying to find out where he was, he was discovered by the flat’s occupant, a journalist named Huksley, who assumed he was an agent sent by UniMedia to help her. She told him about her discovery of a link between the Fountain Programme and a number of strange deaths on the colony. The Doctor recognised the drug’s formula as that of Chronex, which had been developed by the Hysk, and had her take him to the Fountain Corporation’s headquarters, where he helped her expose the truth: her story was a hoax manufactured by UniMedia to increase their ratings. The Doctor left after Huksley told him of her intent to write an exposé on UniMedia instead. (The Infinity Season)
The Doctor tried to reach Maruthea again, but instead arrived on Hell, where he discovered the crashed Kill-Wagon and the bodies of Salander, Vol Mercurius and Harma. He was rescued from the Daleks by Abslom Daak, and together they learned that the Daleks had enslaved the native Helkans to mine helkogen. The Doctor and Daak were taken aboard the Daleks’ Death Wheel, where Daak prevented The Doctor from sacrificing himself to destroy the ship. (Nemesis of the Daleks)
The Doctor went to a park in Solar City on Galactica Minor, where he was accosted by Miff, a reporter for the Universal Herald. Annoyed by his persistent questions, The Doctor took Miff to the Metebelis Bar, where the patrons attacked him when he claimed to be The Doctor’s friend. They pursued him into the TARDIS, where The Doctor took him twenty years into the future, ten years after the Herald went out of business, and left him there. (Once in a Lifetime)
The Doctor decided to visit Catalog, and learned that the planet’s librarians had recently started storing their collection in time rather than in space, only to find that it had become infested with”bookworms”. The Doctor worked with the Foreign Hazard Duty and discovered that the creatures were “agents of chaos” from the Big Bang and the end of the universe. The Doctor prevented the worms from undoing the fabric of the Web of Time by returning the library’s collection to real space. (Hunger from the Ends of Time!)
The Doctor arrived on Bellus IV during a war between humans and robots. A human commander, Deldran, took him to the human headquarters. There, he finished a device which would turn off the robots and activated it, only to find that that the “humans” were also robots. Before he powered down for good, Deldran explained that the humans had died”ages” before, leaving the war running by robot proxy, and said that the robots wouldn’t have known what to do with peace. The Doctor echoed the sentiment, wondering if anyone was really built for peace. (War World)
The Doctor materialised on board the Da Gama, a deep space probe. He discovered that its commander, Admiral Vayle, was being fed a perpetual hallucination to help him survive the boredom of a long space flight. However, the programming had gone wrong and there were no other people in the dreams Vayle was having. The Doctor told the ship’s computer that Vayle was being driven mad by the lack of companionship. The computer thanked The Doctor for pointing out the “technical hitch”, and Vayle’s world was soon re-populated. (Technical Hitch)
The Doctor materialised inside a television programme on a world populated by non-humanoids, where he was mistaken for a character called”the Professor” by two other characters, the Gherax and Thyron, who believed that he had merely forgotten his script. He escaped before he got into any real trouble for it. (A Switch in Time!)
The Doctor was summoned to a primitive-looking world by Seneschal, an ancient being who claimed to have been responsible for human evolution itself. When The Doctor accused him of meddling, he became angry and chased him back to the TARDIS. After departing, The Doctor discovered too late that Seneschal had taken a sample of his own DNA, which he could use to create a new race of Time Lords. (The Sentinel!)
The Doctor was on his way to Okul to adjudicate the peace conference being held there, but was captured by Kasgi, an assassin paid by Ux to impersonate The Doctor and kill the Frovian Prince Luj. After learning that Luj was secretly planning to conquer the Kollian Dimension, The Doctor escaped and informed the delegates that the Time Lords had withdrawn their support for the Frovians, which prevented Luj’s death, but cost him his friendship. (Who’s That Girl!)
The Doctor arrived on Tora, where he encountered Ly-Chee, a holy man. He unceremoniously ended Ly-Chee’s lifelong work on finding the Holy Number of Nirvana, which turned out to be 7. To make up for this, The Doctor told Ly-Chee a riddle, but again he failed to realise that it had an increditsibly simple answer. Feeling guilty at having ruined Ly-Chee’s life, The Doctor offered him a lift to town in the TARDIS, and the two travelled together for many adventures before finally arriving at the town to which Ly-Chee had originally wanted to go. (The Enlightenment of Ly-Chee the Wise)
The Doctor went to Weight-A-Way, a health club located at the edge of the galaxy, to investigate the disappearance of several guests. He discovered that they had been eaten by the Gromungus, the universe’s biggest glutton, who now desired to eat The Doctor. Instead, he linked his TARDIS to Gromungus’ feeding pit so that he could provide him with delicacies from across space and time, causing the giant to eat so much that he turned into a black hole. (Slimmer!)
The Doctor arrived on Nineveh, which he found to be a junkyard of old TARDISes. He encountered the Watcher of Nineveh, who nearly killed him before discovering that The Doctor was only in his seventh incarnation, and it was therefore not yet his time to die. (Nineveh!) He then carried a Telphin life-seed to Earth. (Memorial)
While most accounts claimed that the First Doctor took the Hand of Omega with him when he left Gallifrey, (Time & Time Again; Lungbarrow) one source showed that the Seventh Doctor provided it to him. Meeting his first incarnation whilst he was in Shorch in 1963, the Seventh Doctor revealed that he had brought the Hand, and, claiming that the Hand knew what to do, left without revealing any details of his life to the bewildered First Doctor. (Echoes of Future Past)
The Doctor was at Chartwell on 16 November 1936, where he met up with Winston Churchill, and told him that King Edward VIII’s lover, Wallis Simpson, was an alien. (The Lost Diaries of Winston Spencer Churchill)
Paying a visit to Michael Faraday in 1854, The Doctor delivered the remains of the Special Weapons Dalek. Ulrik appeared, followed by several Daleks tracking him through time. The Doctor manipulated events so that Ulrik would time travel once more and sent the Daleks after him, knowing that the Sixth Doctor would defeat them. (The Four Doctors)
Returning to Mongolia during the Cretaceous period to pick up Ace, The Doctor encountered a pit of Dholes and an alien slave who had escaped from a nearby construction site. Ace arrived with a herd of assorted dinosaurs to trample the site, destroying it and freeing the slaves. The Doctor and Ace then departed together. (Living in the Past)
Tracing a signal being broadcast from another universe, The Doctor was reunited with the Brigadier as he joined forces with UNIT. Becoming embroiled in an adventure involving the inhabitants of an alternate Earth who mistook him for Merlin, The Doctor discovered that the sorceress Morgaine was waiting for a final battle with King Arthur. After the Brigadier defeated the Destroyer, The Doctor realised that Arthur was dead, and, informing Morgaine, prevented her from firing a nuclear missile by appealing to her sense of honour. (Battlefield)
After learning of Ace’s guilt over burning down a”haunted” mansion called Gabriel Chase, The Doctor brought her to the house a hundred years prior to its destruction. There, they found a menagerie of strange creatures, including a dangerously mentally unstable entity called Light. Light had slept for millennia, and, upon discovering that Earth’s inhabitants had evolved while it had been in hibernation, rendering the exhaustive catalogue it had compiled centuries earlier worthless, planned to destroy the planet, ending its constant change forever. Able to use Light’s childish logic against it, The Doctor convinced it to destroy itself, as it was constantly evolving as well. The Doctor then explained to Ace that the reason she burned down the mansion was because of the residual presence of Light, ending her guilt. (Ghost Light)
Landing in a military base in 1943, The Doctor accidentally caused Ace to meet and interact with her grandmother and infant mother. After revealing to her that that he knew her arrival on Iceworld and Peinforte’s time travelling had been arranged by Fenric, an evil entity he encountered before and trapped in another dimension, The Doctor discovered that it had managed to manipulate those who had come into contact with the flask which contained it, and witnessed its escape. Plagued by a horde of Haemovores it set loose on the base, the pair discovered that the creatures were repelled by faith, and managed to engage Fenric in a final contest. Convincing the Ancient One, one of Fenric’s Haemovore servants, to kill his host in revenge for trying to trick it into creating its own apocalyptic future, The Doctor was forced to break Ace’s faith in him in order to allow it access to Fenric. Revealing this to her, The Doctor regained her trust. (The Curse of Fenric)
After a week of visiting places away from Earth, (Survival) The Doctor decided to take Ace back home to Perivale. They found that people had been disappearing, and strange, cat-like creatures called Kitlings were on the prowl. The Doctor soon discovered that the Master was trapped on the Cheetah World, and had become infected with the Cheetah virus. Planning to escape by bringing people there, allowing them to partially change into Cheetah People and then using them to travel back to Earth, The Master kidnapped Ace and many of her old friends. After saving Ace and her friends, The Doctor fought with The Master, but refused to continue when he saw that the destruction of the Cheetah World had begun. He managed to return to Earth, leaving The Master trapped on the exploding planet. (Survival)
The Doctor travelled to a space station and met with Zoe Heriot, who had woken up believing that she had been in a coma and that everything she had experienced since joining The Doctor on his travels had been a dream. The Doctor encouraged her to write down all her dreams on a typewriter, telling her that a lot of people were depending on her. (Dream a Little Dream for Me)
The Doctor picked up a distress signal and followed it to Prague, where he and Ace met Elizabeth Holub, and worked together in order to prevent a young girl called Napev, who had the ability to create whatever she wanted, from launching a series of vicious attacks on the city to avenge the death of her father. (Fable Fusion)
The Doctor attended a school reunion at Hexen Bridge, a school at which he was one of the governors. He was kidnapped by Jerak, the other half of the Malus war machine which he had defeated in his fifth incarnation. After being turned into a walking bomb and manipulated to perform tasks that brought misery to Jerak’s enemies, The Doctor stopped Jerak’s plan to poison the world’s water supply with a chemical that would turn the human race into insane murderers, and Ace destroyed Jerak’s gateway domain, destroying him. (The Hollow Men)
WORK TO DO
When Ace told him about how she gave a man in a chicken costume a box of fries while working as a waitress, The Doctor became privately amused when he deduced that the man was Omega’s servant, the Ergon. (Anti-Matter with Fries)
After seemingly freeing the planet Azimuth from Dalek occupation, (Daleks Among Us) The Doctor and Ace spent Christmas with the wheelchair-bound David Merrison, whose family had disappeared. Investigating, The Doctor learnt that an alien creature was feeding on David’s fear of being taken. Finding the creature’s skull, The Doctor destroyed it, killing the creature, and located the Merrison family on a spaceship in another dimension. (But Once a Year)
Taking a break from their adventures, The Doctor and Ace visited 1645 Chelmsford to make repairs to the TARDIS. Saving a young girl called Tilly Brewer from a gang of witch hunters, they learned she had been infected by the Skeeth, a parasite that transformed its victims into fire breathing beasts. As her transformation completed, The Doctor materialised the TARDIS around her, cutting off her Skeeth infection. Knowing that if she left the TARDIS her Skeeth-self would return, he built a cottage in the woodlands of the TARDIS, allowing her to spend the rest of her life peacefully inside his spaceship. (The Devil Like a Bear)
Tracking a rift in space and time, The Doctor and Ace visited the planet Epajaenda, soon to be turned into a dumping site for toxic waste. They joined the frog-like Travellers, a tribe who lived on the Epajaenda, in a bid to regain the rights to their home world from a businessman called Abraham-Derris Cuthbertson. The Doctor helped to open a water rift above Epajaenda, making it a habitable planet. However, their plan was opposed by a swarm of deadly rats, led by a Rat King and a Rat Emperor. at the last moment, Cuthbertson rescinded the dumping and honoured the terms of his contract with the Travellers, sacrificing his life to close the rift. (Last Rites)
The Doctor took Ace to Moscow and London in 1967, as part of a test to asses her potential to attend the Time Lord Academy, a test that involved the Ice Lord Hhessh and his quest to resurrect the legendary Martian warlord Sezhyr. Ultimately, however, she declined the academic opportunity and continued to travel with The Doctor. (Thin Ice)
The Doctor spent an undisclosed time visiting a young girl named Raine Creevy, who he had delivered in 1967, before travelling to her future. In 1989, she was now a skilled thief who he recruited to steal a sword for him while he sent Ace to Russia on a secret mission. He plotted to use the sword to ward off an alien incursion by a race called the Metatraxi. After the Metatraxi were defeated, The Doctor offered Raine the chance to travel in the TARDIS, which she accepted. (Crime of the Century)
The trio next arrived at Margrave University in 2001, where they prevented an animal rights activist named Scobie from losing the Numlocks on Earth. The Doctor left Raine on Earth for a short time. (Animal)
The Doctor and Ace were reunited with the Brigadier whilst investigating a mysterious crop circle. Together with a mathematician named Ethan Amberglass, they managed to defeat a group of conceptual beings from another dimension who were attempting to physically manifest themselves on Earth. (The Algebra of Ice)
The Doctor and Ace fought the Valeyard in Victorian England, where he had been posing as Jack the Ripper to feed the Dark Matrix with the energies of the women he killed. The Valeyard launched an attack on all of the Doctor’s lives, but the Seventh Doctor managed to shield himself, at the cost of his memories. Reduced to an amnesiac cardsharp called”Johnny”, The Doctor managed to regain his memory, and convinced the Dark Matrix that the Valeyard was using it. Confronting him, the Dark Matrix apparently killed the Valeyard with a blast of energy. (Matrix)
Travelling to Kar-Charrat to return some overdue library books, The Doctor reunited with his old friend, Elgin, who proclaimed to have warded off some Dalek attacks. However, the Daleks had never left, and had used time corridor technology to deploy hidden Dalek pods on every planet in the sector to wait for a time-sensitive to revive them. After a duplicate of a captured Ace infiltrated the base and successfully downloaded the collective knowledge of the entire universe into a Dalek test subject, who went out of control, The Doctor ventured on to the planet’s surface, and discovered that the famous Kar-Charrat ziggurat was a Dalek pod. The Doctor was then forced to surrender to the Daleks to ensure Ace’s safety, and was connected to the Wetworks so his mind could be used to process the data. While he appeared to be killed in the process to the Daleks, The Doctor’s mind was absorbed into the Wetworks, where he made contact with the Kar-Charratans, natives enslaved by Elgin in order to enable the Wetworks to function, and promised to set them free.
Aided by the Kar-Charratans, The Doctor escaped the Daleks with Ace, Elgin, Bev Tarrant, and Prink, but they were intercepted by the duplicate Ace, who threatened to kill Elgin, but was destroyed by Prink’s sacrifice. With Ace pretending to be her own duplicate to get past the Daleks, The Doctor proceeded to the Wetworks with the intention of destroying it. at the facility, The Doctor witnessed the Dalek test subject and the Dalek Supreme arguing, due to the test subject having obtained a conscience and refusing to obey the Dalek Supreme’s order to destroy the facility. Leaving after deeming their mission a failure, the Supreme Dalek left the Special Weapons Dalek to kill the test subject, but the facility was destroyed by Ace’s Nitro-9 before it could, the explosion also freeing the Kar-Charratans. (The Genocide Machine)
TROUBLE WITH THE TIMEWRYM
Receiving a warning from his fourth incarnation about a Time Lord demon called the Timewyrm, The Doctor and Ace traced a time anomaly to the kingdom of Uruk in Ancient Mesopotamia, where they joined an expion, led by Gilgamesh, to a kingdom called Kish. The Doctor was kidnapped by followers of Ishtar, the “goddess of Love and War”, but was saved by Ace. Having learnt that Ishtar, in reality a stranded alien named Qataka, planned to influence the world using radio transmitters, The Doctor sent Ace off to investigate Utnapishtim, before entering her inner sanctum.
Captured by Ishtar, she attempted to steal his mind in order to gain the knowledge of time travel. After Kish was attacked by a city-like spaceship operated by Ace and her Uruk allies, The Doctor tricked Ishtar into infecting herself with a computer virus. She survived, infiltrating his TARDIS and torturing his mind. The Doctor trapped her in the secondary control room and jettisoned it into the time vortex. After uniting Kish and Uruk, The Doctor was horrified to discover that Ishtar had survived and was now a living time machine known as the Timewyrm. Realising her powers could destroy time completely, The Doctor set off on a mission to destroy her. (Timewyrm: Genesys)
In pursuit of the Timewyrm, The Doctor piloted the TARDIS to a divergent version of 1950s Earth from a timeline where the Nazis had won World War II and were now rulers of the whole planet, but he and Ace were accused of being resistance fighters and arrested by Anthony Rupert Hemmings. Escaping imprisonment, and with the TARDIS in the possession of Adolf Hitler, The Doctor witnessed the murder of a Reichsinspektor General and the planting of an incriminating package on him before he died. Posing as the General, The Doctor began working with General Otto Strasser in order to gather information on the new timeline, but Hemmings exposed both his and Ace’s true identities.
Escaping in the TARDIS, The Doctor travelled to 1926 and gained Hitler’s trust by giving him the faith to begin World War II. Skipping forward in time, he arrived in 1936, where he was hailed by the Nazis and Hitler as a”hero”, becoming his personal advisor. Realising the Timewyrm was controlling Hitler’s mind to change history, The Doctor visited him at points when the Nazis invaded various countries across the world. However, he discovered his old enemy, the War Chief, was amongst Hitler’s closest allies. The Doctor stopped the War Chief’s plots of stealing his remaining regenerations, killing Ace as a human sacrifice and building a Nazi army to conquer the galaxy. Finally, after destroying the War Chief and his new”War Lords, ” The Doctor visited Hitler in 1940 and drove the Timewyrm out of his body, banishing her into the time vortex. (Timewyrm: Exodus)
After defeating her in the far future, (Timewyrm: Apocalypse) The Doctor entered into a final battle with the Timewyrm within his own mind. Successfully banishing the Timewyrm’s power into dormancy and erasing its memories, he saved its”essence” and implanted it in the mind of a genetically-engineered infant who had previously had no upper brain functions. He gave the baby to Emily and Peter Hutchings in Cheldon Bonniface, and asked that they name her Ishtar. (Timewyrm: Revelation)
Returning to the hospitalised Ethan Amberglass, The Doctor entered his dreams and built him a mindscape to explore during his last year of life in a coma. (The Algebra of Ice)
THE BEST OF FRIENDS
Visiting Smithwood Manor, The Doctor and Ace defeated a pair of Hitchers who had possessed a cat and an elderly woman named Mrs. Lacy. The pair departed, leaving the sole surviving Hitcher within Ella Cooper as a form of protection for the house. (Fellow Travellers)
Becoming increasingly concerned about the multitude of alien beings which had recently been drawn to Earth and the TARDIS’ own limited scope of travel of late, The Doctor began to suspect that the Mandragora Helix had survived within the TARDIS, and shared his suspicions with Ace. (Distractions) Discovering that the TARDIS was physically linked to Earth, he uncovered a plot involving a drug being sold in nightclubs named Mandrake, which the Helix was using to possess users. Defeating the Helix, The Doctor believed he had seen the last of his TARDIS, but was reunited with it just as the Brigadier returned to England to greet him. (The Mark of Mandragora)
Drawn to a newspaper report regarding a disappearance, The Doctor brought Ace to a beach in Blackpool, where he defeated an Ogri that had been reduced to sand, which had been using the form of a skeleton to kill sailors since the 19th century. (Seaside Rendezvous)
Investigating an apparent artificial intelligence created by Raymond Luthier known as the Canterbury AI, The Doctor, Ace and Raine tracked down a software developer named Gina Gulpin in order to hack it. Discovering that it was in fact a scam, the trio left Gina to expose Luthier. (The Girl Who Stole the Stars)
Visiting the planet Sorsha, The Doctor and Ace became involved in the efforts of a group of Marines towards making use of ancient Lom technology. After one of the Marines accidentally reactivated”the Grief”, an ancient Lom progenitor device, the visitors were forced to enter into combat against a rapidly multiplying army. Reactivating the planetary shield created by the Sorshans, the team’s scientist, Skrane, released the Sorshan toxin which had wiped out the Lom thousands of years earlier, giving The Doctor and Ace just enough time to escape. (The Grief)
BEGINNINGS AS TIME’S CHAMPION
While dining at an Ealing café, The Doctor and Ace were alerted to an incursion on the TARDIS, and returned to find a creature trying to leech of its power, but was stuck between the “inside” and”outside” of the TARDIS. Before The Doctor could find a way to fight off the creature, the TARDIS collided with an experimental time vessel from ancient Gallifrey, the Time Scaphe, which activated the Banshee Circuits and caused the TARDIS to reconfigure itself into a multi-dimensional city, which The Doctor called a SARDIT. The creature, now calling itself”the Process”, attempted to regain the “Future” which The Doctor had “stolen” by attempting to kill him, but failed.
Realising that the fluidity of time within the city had created three zones representing the Past, Present, and Future, and that the Process had made itself ruler of the city while using insectoid guards created from the Scaphe crew to search the city for the Future in exchange for food, the recovering Doctor trapped the Process in an Architectural Configuration until it died. A younger Process summoned the egg from which it had hatched, intending to ensure its Future and the creation of a new world by supervising its own birth, but Vael, intending to kill The Doctor, accidentally turned the full force of his pseudo-pyrokinetic mind against the egg, incinerating it and preventing the Process and its timeline from coming into being. (Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible)
Arriving on board the bio-freighter Mitre, The Doctor and Ace aided the crew in fending off a Dalek attack through a psychic link established between a partly mutated Doctor and a Dalek, simultaneously managing to revert the Daleks’ mutation of the ship’s embryonic cargo into human-Dalek hybrids. (Metamorphosis)
Contemplating a solitary retirement, The Doctor travelled to Crook Marsham, where he and Ace were forced to prevent the reawakening of an ancient sentience which fed on nostalgia that had been trapped within the Earth since its formation. The Doctor tricked it into feeding off a supernova, trapping it in the resulting black hole. (Nightshade)
After he set the TARDIS to undergo random reconfigurations, The Doctor discovered that Ace’s bedroom had been deleted, concernedly noting that it was likely due to the TARDIS planning ahead. (Cat Litter)
Following the funeral of Ace’s friend Julian Milton, The Doctor brought the TARDIS to 2570 Heaven, where the pair became friends with a group called the Travellers. The Doctor then helped Professor Bernice Summerfield open the way to a Heavenite observatory, and deciphered writing they found to discover a plot by the Hoothi to use Heaven to create an army of the dead. Entering Puterspace, The Doctor was attacked by the Vacuum Church, working in league with the Hoothi, and forced to relive the slow death of his third incarnation, until he was freed by Christopher, a psychic Traveller.
Realising the danger the falling Hoothi fibres would cause, The Doctor ordered Bernice to quickly unearth the observatory, which could detect otherwise invisible Hoothi spheres, and, knowing that the pyrokinetic Traveller Jan Rydd, whom Ace had fallen in love with, had been infected by a fibre, The Doctor ordered him to travel to the sphere. After using Brother Phaedrus of the Vacuum Church to summon the sphere to Puterspace, The Doctor used Christopher to send a message to Jan to ignite the sphere, killing himself in the process. With Heaven safe, The Doctor left to wander the Vortex alone for a while. (Love and War)
Trapped in the Determinant by the Master along with his six previous incarnations, The Doctor was saved when the Graak defeated The Master, sacrificing all of its life force to free the trapped Doctors. (Destiny of the Doctors)
The Doctor observed Sonia Bannen being killed in a food riot, (Parasite) and attended the funeral of Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart with all of his other incarnations. (The Gift, Shroud of Sorrow)
Returning to Heaven for Ace, The Doctor found that Ace was disgusted with him for sacrificing Jan, and, refusing to forgive him, stormed off. Bernice, though with some reluctance, agreed to travel with The Doctor in Ace’s place, under the condition that he didn’t treat her the way he did Ace, and also told him to call her “Benny”. (Love and War)
FIRST EXPLOITS WITH BENNY
On their travels, The Doctor and Benny met Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart in the 22nd century whilst combatting an entity The Doctor nicknamed Fred which was attempting to enter their universe using the Sol Transit System. (Transit) The pair then encountered a group of ancient Pureblood Sontarans, (Pureblood) and returned to the planet where The Doctor had first met Xenith, where he set the computer free. (Younger and Wiser)
Landing on the planet Hell, The Doctor and Benny encountered the Star Tigers, only for the group to be kidnapped by Abslom Daak and brought to what Daak thought was Earth, but was in fact Skaro, as Daak had been tricked by the Daleks. Interrogating The Doctor, the Dalek Emperor discovered that Davros was on Spiridon, and transported him and his friends to the planet to aid the Daleks in their search. Discovering that Davros had used the Daleks frozen on Spiridon to create a new Dalek army for himself, the Emperor’s Daleks launched an attack on Davros’ army, with Doctor and his friends captured by Davros, who destroyed the Dalek Emperor and returned to Skaro with the now unconditioned allies, only for the group to escape with Daak’s assistance. Covertly liaising with the Sixth Doctor, who had helped him orchestrate the events, the two Doctors raised a toast to the future. (Emperor of the Daleks!)
In search of a Fortean Flicker somehow related to the legends of Sakkrat and the Highest Science, The Doctor and Benny arrived on the planet Hogsumm and, encountering a troop of Chelonians who had been transported to the planet by the Flicker, were separated. Whilst Benny discovered a ruined citadel, The Doctor realised that a group of humans had also been drawn to the planet by the Flicker and witnessed the arrival of Sheldukher, an infamous criminal in search of the Highest Science, alongside a genetically engineered super-intellect nicknamed”the Cell”. Taken hostage, The Doctor was forced to reveal his own knowledge of the Science, leading Sheldukher to the citadel where they discovered Benny. Managing to enter the building’s inner sanctum, the group discovered that the entire planet had been a trap for Sheldukher, who had stolen the Cell from its creators, who were desperate to regain it. Giving the Cell the death it desired, The Doctor and Benny managed to escape in time to save the humans from being slaughtered by the Chelonians. (The Highest Science)
Having joined the Spacefleet and gone to fight in many wars, Ace reunited with The Doctor three years later as a part of his plan to purge the virus the TARDIS had become infected with when he had used protoplasm to restore it. Older and battle hardened, she struggled to get along with both him and Benny after they reunited to defeat the gestalt being Pool. (Deceit) Returning to a life of TARDIS travel, Ace decided to take revenge on The Doctor, manipulating him into committing murder in order to make him pay for his amoral actions. (Lucifer Rising) After this, the trio travelled to Haiti in 1915, where they encountered zombies and an Old One, (White Darkness) and the planet Arden, where they defeated the Umbra. (Shadowmind)
Leaving Ace and Benny to fend off a Charrl invasion of Earth in the early 20th century without him, (Birthright) The Doctor used the TARDIS’ Jade Pagoda to visit early 21st century Earth, meeting a reporter named Ruby Duvall during an adventure involving Cybermen at the South Pole, (Iceberg) before the trio were reunited. (Birthright)
Visiting 1855 Lifton, the TARDIS trio encountered a Surcoth who was posing as Dr. Thomas Gideon. The Doctor soon discovered that he was in search of the remains of one of his ancestors, who had crashed on Earth millions of years prior. Despite the fact that he had killed Gideon, The Doctor let him take the remains and leave. (Cuckoo)
STRUGGLING WITH ALTERNATE TIMELINES
Landing on an alternate Earth where the Silurians had killed The Doctor in his third incarnation, the TARDIS trio lost the TARDIS and became embroiled in an inter-species conflict. Managing to escape in his parallel counterpart’s TARDIS, The Doctor was forced to destroy the alternate universe in order to generate the energy needed to restore the original. Realising that someone was meddling with his own timeline, The Doctor set out to discover who. (Blood Heat)
After defeating the Garvond, (The Dimension Riders) and an Aztec warrior with abnormal psychic abilities, (The Left-Handed Hummingbird) The Doctor once again became trapped in the Land of Fiction, this time by a young man named Jason, who wanted him to replace him as The Master of the Land. The travellers ultimately managed to escape. (Conundrum)
During a visit to 1970s Earth, The Doctor uncovered a scheme devised by Mortimus the Meddling Monk, and discovered that it was he who had made the changes to The Doctor’s timeline he and his companions had recently discovered by enslaving a Chronovore named Artemis. Thwarting a Vardan invasion of Earth and freeing the Chronovore, The Doctor successfully defeated Mortimus, finally managing to reconcile with Ace and enabling her and Benny to resolve their differences in the process. (No Future)
Now roaming the universe amicably, the three friends visited many planets, including Olleril, during its annual Tragedy Day, (Tragedy Day) and Peladon, whilst tracking the Diadem. (Legacy)
The Doctor, Ace, and Bernice visited LaMort, where Benny realised that her house was in a run-down condition and the yard had decaying plants and maggots. The Doctor went in to confront LaMort about not committing suicide, as she had grown bored with all the ways and places that death took place. Bernice, though, managed to convince her not to commit suicide by describing all the planets that humans had brought death to in her time. LaMort dropped the pills she was about to consume, and they transformed into souls that melted away. (Virgin Lands)
The Doctor decided to drop Benny and Ace off at a St Matthew’s University, where he wanted to find out more about the library. He took a train to Kent shortly afterwards. After Ace and Benny, who were in disguise as a cleaner and professor, dealt with alien criminals, Vassa and Lycurgus, The Doctor wanted to know all about their adventure. (The Big Blue Book)
The Doctor was eventually called by the Committee of Three to track down Agonal. He and Ace landed in Chicago, where she and Tom Dekker started a relationship. When a peace treaty between the mobs went wrong, he, Ace, and Dekker landed on the vampire planet to pick up Benny and Romana, and brought them to Gallifrey. After figuring out Agonal’s plans, Rassilon eventually trapped him in his tomb. (Blood Harvest)
After an encounter with The Doctor and Benny’s old acquaintance Kadiatu and a race of ant-like robots, during which she was stranded in ancient Egypt, Ace left the TARDIS to travel alone as Time’s Vigilante. (Set Piece)
ALONE WITH BENNY
The Doctor and Benny had an encounter with powerful Sensopaths from the end of time, during which Benny’s good friend, Darius Cheynor, died. (Infinite Requiem)
After an adventure in the 13th century where Benny fell in love with a member of the Knights Templar named Guy de Carnac, only to lose him in the Albigensian Crusade, (Sanctuary) The Doctor physically changed himself into a human called John Smith and lived for a time as such, resulting in him falling in love with a human woman called Joan Redfern. However, he sacrificed this persona and his chance of a relationship with Joan in order to stop the Aubertides. (Human Nature)
Returning to Tara, The Doctor and Benny found themselves in a confrontation with Count Grendel, along with a rebuilt Kandyman. (The Trials of Tara)
The Doctor and Benny took a trip across the ocean to Sydney on board the ships the Mermaid, the Swiftsure, the Governor Ready, the Comet and the Jupiter in order to enable a sick woman to see her son. (Of the Mermaid and Jupiter)
JOINED BY TWO ADJUDICATORS
After he rescued Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart from a slave ship, (The Also People) The Doctor took the TARDIS to 30th century Earth in search of answers to the dying words of a Hith warrior on Oolis. He and Benny encountered Adjudicators Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester, and helped them solve a mystery involving murder and corruption at the very heart of the Empire. Growing attached, The Doctor allowed them to join him on his travels. (Original Sin)
The four friends shared many adventures, encountering a reality bomb and a Charon, remnants of one of the early Time Wars, (Sky Pirates!) re-encountering the Chelonians on the planet Zamper, (Zamper) and preventing the Q’ell from using the Recruiter to kidnap children from Earth. (Toy Soldiers)
As a result of Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart’s time travel, The Doctor once again became involved in an adventure involving the Land of Fiction, where he was reunited with both Ace and Mel. (Head Games) After the traumatic events which befell them on Detrios, The Doctor took his companions to the paradise planet of the Worldsphere, returning to Kadiatu three months after he had rescued her. Successfully solving the mystery of an apparent murder, The Doctor was relieved of the duty of killing her when Benny judged her fit for rehabilitation. (The Also People)
The four continued to journey together, becoming involved in the Rutan-Sontaran War, (Shakedown) arriving in Nazi occupied Britain, (Just War) and becoming involved in the events surrounding the re-emergence of ancient power of psi in humanity on Earth in the 21st century (Warchild) and on Dione in the 23rd. (Sleepy)
After discovering that Benny was engaged, (Death and Diplomacy) The Doctor set about arranging an elaborate occasion for her wedding to Jason Kane. Reunited with many past friends, including many previous colleagues from UNIT and his original TARDIS, The Doctor foiled a plan devised by the Master to weave himself a new body after the Tzun nanites he had acquired began to fail. Enjoying the celebrations with all of his friends, The Doctor wished Benny all the best in her new life. (Happy Endings)
TRAVELLING WITH CHRIS AND ROZ
Now one member smaller, the TARDIS crew continued their travels, discovering an ancient Martian weapon known as the GodEngine, (GodEngine) visiting America in the 20th and 21st centuries (Christmas on a Rational Planet) and reuniting with Benny to aid her in her search for Isaac Summerfield, her father. (Return of the Living Dad)
Investigating strange events on an ice planet ruled by the Scientifica, The Doctor was able to set Roz up with contacts in the local rebellion while Chris acted as an undercover agent, but the situation was complicated when the Fifth Doctor was drawn to the same planet. In the process, the Seventh Doctor encountered the Ferutu, and was briefly taken to their universe to learn more about them. When Unitatus agent Medford nearly destroyed ancient Gallifrey by sending a prototype TARDIS loaded with fusion bombs, the two Doctors were able to delay the Machine’s transit in the vortex before the Ferutu arrived, the Seventh Doctor revealing that they came from the timeline where Gallifrey was destroyed. Much to the horror of his fifth incarnation, the Seventh Doctor then tricked the Ferutu into destroying their own timeline by holding the Machine in the vortex at a point where it would collide with its past self, the older Machine being destroyed while the younger one crash-landed in the past to set events in motion. (Cold Fusion)
The Doctor decided to travel to the 30th century to shut down the Brotherhood of the Immanent Flesh for good, but suffered a devastating loss when Roz died in a battle. More aware of his mortality than ever, The Doctor continued to travel with a grieving Chris. (So Vile a Sin)
After returning Penelope Gate and Joel Mintz back to their own times, (The Room With No Doors) The Doctor travelled on his own for a while, reuniting with Sarah Jane Smith in Hong Kong, (Bullet Time) and Ace in Paris. (Set Piece) After which, he finally dealt with the Logovore, (Death Sentences) and convinced Melissa to reject the Serpent Ride. (Spookasem)
On his final adventure as Time’s Champion, The Doctor returned to his ancestral home; the House of Lungbarrow. There, he was accused of murder, and was forced to uncovered dark secrets from his own past in a bid to clear his name. Tasked with transporting the Master’s ashes from Skaro to Gallifrey, The Doctor bid farewell to Ace, Romana, Leela and two versions of K9, as well as Chris, who had decided to stay behind, choosing to continue his travels alone using a Time Ring given to him by Romana II. (Lungbarrow)
OLD FRIENDS REUNITED
The Doctor tasked Ace with preventing time travelling criminal duo Harmonious 14 Zink and his wife 1V Magda from interfering with established history on the planet Erratoon. On this mission she encountered, and believed she had befriended, the living Tracer who would later go by the name Zara, but was betrayed by her, losing a great deal of her memories in the process. Seeing that she had been successful, The Doctor arrived to pick her up, intending to restore her memories using the TARDIS. (The Prisoner’s Dilemma)
The Doctor finds an emergency beacon from Group Captain Gilmore. (The Armageddon Gambit)
The Doctor and Ace vanquished six war fleets of the Kla-Shi-Kel and disabled their communications network in the span of three days. They lured the remaining Kla-Shi-Kel out of their bunker to be arrested by the authorities instead of destroying them completely, giving them a second chance. The two relaxed on another planet, where they roasted marshmallows and watched the Kepler alignment, only to be interrupted by the Cloister Bell. In the TARDIS, The Doctor found an emergency beacon from Group Captain Ian Gilmore. (The Armageddon Gambit)
Travelling to May 1967, where Rachel Jensen and Allison Williams had found five-thousand-year-old cave paintings of a spaceship in South Austalia, The Doctor and Ace rendezvoused with Group Captain Gilmore in Oxford, were briefed on the mission, and travelled to Maralinga via the TARDIS. After they, the Intrusion Counter-Measures Group, the Australian military, an Aboriginal man named Daku Darana, and peace activist Jonquil Sharrow found and investigated the spaceship, a snake-like alien was found on Mr Pendry, which killed him when it was removed with a machete.
After Rachel and Allison were kidnapped by Delafield and Sharron, The Doctor and company escaped the coming sandstorm to Edinburgh. They returned to the Outback and held a funeral for the dead Markarian on the sacredits ground. Living Markarians appeared and Ace volunteered to interface with them, where she learned they were “Feds” who traced some”Crooks” to Earth millennia prior. The Crooks hid their ships in volcanoes and assimilated into human populations.
Ace informed The Doctor of what she learned, including that Delafield and Jonquil were Crooks who manipulated their way to find their ship in the Outback. She also learned that Rachel and Allison were taken to the island of San Benedicto where the Crooks had one of their ships operational. The Doctor and company made their way to the island, where they rescued Rachel and Allison with the help of knockout gas. Group Captain Gilmore was trapped in the Crook’s ship with a Markarian, which kept him in stasis until he was discovered by astronauts in 2029. The Doctor and Ace returned him to 1967 and the surviving Markarians to their home planet. (Operation Volcano)
After reading a book on Roman history which mentioned a mysterious advisor to Julius Caesar, The Doctor and Ace went to northern Italy in the year 49 BC to ensure that he crossed the Rubicon, which was a fixed point in time. However, the Master, who was the aforementioned advisor, had seemingly poisoned Julius Caeser. However, Caesar only pretended to take the poison, after being advised by a messenger that was sent by The Doctor. Caesar learned of the Master’s plan to usurp him, cast him out, and thanked The Doctor for his warning. (Crossing the Rubicon)
Recalling that Edvard Munch’s The Scream was about to disappear under”mysterious circumstances”, The Doctor decided to travel to the gallery housing it, planning to add it to his personal collection, as it was part of established history that it would be stolen. He and Ace arrived on Duchamp 331, a barren, dusty planet, and discovered the painting had been inhabited by the Warp Core, which was animating the planet’s dust. Whilst investigating, they encountered Bev Tarrant and discovered The Master had been reverted to the decaying form by the Warp Core. The Master planned to unleash the Warp Core on the universe as an animated planet, but The Doctor, Ace and Bev managed to stop him. (Dust Breeding)
After arriving at Colditz Castle during the Second World War, The Doctor was shot in the shoulder by Nazis as the TARDIS was confiscated, and Ace was captured. Surviving his wounds, The Doctor was questioned over his strange biology and unusual possessions, and was placed in Elizabeth Klein’s custody after handing her his TARDIS key to ensure Ace’s safety, though he failed to understand how Klein knew about his TARDIS. It soon transpired that Klein originated from a divergent timeline, where the Germans had won the war, The Doctor’s TARDIS was discovered and he was apparently killed, with Klein travelling to The Doctor’s timeline to capture him so he could teach her to fully control the TARDIS.
Forced to cooperate for Ace’s life, The Doctor discovered that the TARDIS in which Klein had arrived had dematerialised, forcing her to demand use of the TARDIS The Doctor and Ace had arrived in. Returning to Colditz Castle, The Doctor manipulated Kurtz, a duty-bound officer, into exposing Klein, and prevented Klein’s timeline from ever coming about by locating the CD-player Ace had left behind. Attempting to gain access to the TARDIS whilst it was dematerialising, Kurtz was torn apart on a molecular level, while Klein, now an anomaly, escaped. (Colditz)
Attempting to find somewhere quiet and peaceful for Ace to relax at after Colditz Castle, The Doctor brought her to Ibiza, where a DJ called Gabriel, who believed that he was an angel, was working together with his brother, Jude, in a rave club. The Doctor and Ace discovered that the brothers were using powers from another dimension to raise an army out of the young people who came to party at their club, recruiting them to fight a war between their people and a militaristic race. The Doctor stopped Gabriel, but was unable to prevent his death, prompting a traumatised Jude to expe their plans, and The Doctor was forced to stop him as well, while Ace developed a bond with her previously unknown brother, Liam McShane. Though they spent several days getting acquainted, Ace decided her life was too complicated to add a brother to it, and departed with The Doctor. (The Rapture)
The Doctor made a deal with Death for The Master to have ten years of peace and sanity, at the end of which The Doctor had to kill him. To this end, Death transformed The Master into “John Smith”, an ordinary physician on the colony world of Perfugium with no memory of his past. (Master)
On 2021 Earth, The Doctor and Ace investigated signs of alien technology in use at St Gart’s Brookside Hospital in London. Whilst combating a Cyberman threat, they met Thomas Hector Schofield, known as”Hex”, a nurse working at the hospital, and the trio worked together to prevent a plot to create super-soldiers augmented with Cyber-technology. Following their adventure, Hex joined The Doctor and Ace in their travels. (The Harvest)
The group went for breakfast on London’s South Bank, where they soon discovered that both London and the TARDIS weren’t real. Voyaging into the depths of the fake TARDIS, The Doctor found that he and his companions had been entrapped by a vortex predator. They eventually located the real TARDIS and escaped back into the real universe. (Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast)
After arriving on Colony 34, The Doctor discovered a conspiracy involving the government and decided to run for president. The reigning leader was trying to avoid an election for fear of losing, and was using his power to stage terrorist attacks and discr the parties that stood against him. After faking his own death, Ace and Hex helped The Doctor to expose everything the government had been trying to keep secret, including the deaths of colonists whose bodies were used as fuel. (LIVE 34)
Taking Ace into a cabin after she fell into a lake, the TARDIS trio witnessed a series of deaths amongst the group of academics staying there, and discovered that they were experimenting with time with a device they called”the Bartholomew transactor”, so they could send a message back to warn their past selves about misdiagnosing a deceased girl named Edie O’Neil. However, the interference with the timeline caused Edie to be transformed into a zombie-like state of limbo, and The Doctor realised that the misdiagnosis had never been genuine, and that the whole series of events were part of a time experiment conducted by Major Dickens.
Intending to correct the academics’ mistake, The Doctor travelled back to undo the damage, but was unable to bring himself to kill the child, allowing the zombie-Edie to come into being. Returning to the present, The Doctor discovered that the academics were now all deceased, and, theorising that the zombie-Edie was responsible for the deaths, keeping herself”alive” through her own use of the transactor, The Doctor, Ace and Hex departed. (Night Thoughts)
The Doctor sent Ace and Hex to Monte Carlo in 1969 to recover the diamond known as the Veiled Leopard, (The Veiled Leopard) while he visited Evelyn Smythe on Világ, so he could tell her that he was travelling with Cassandra Schofield’s son. (Thicker Than Water)
The trio arrived on Nocturne, a favourite destination of the Doctor’s, and became embroiled in a mystery involving the murders of members of the artistic community. The Doctor discovered that a student named Lomas Alloran had inadvertently unleashed a creature of sound and emotion through the forgotten science of bioharmonics. After defeating the creature, The Doctor bid goodbye to his friends in the commune. (Nocturne)
The Doctor, Ace and Hex arrived in Egypt, 1902, and encountered a young Time Lady named Jane Templeton. Having been stranded on Earth for centuries trying to find her TARDIS, she had accidentally transgressed the laws of time by becoming a god to the locals. The Doctor informed Jane that her TARDIS was dying, prompting her to fly it into the sun, rejecting The Doctor’s offer to help save her life. (False Gods)
The Doctor, Ace and Hex travelled to the island of Mendolovinia in 33 AD to help solve a code, but fell into a trap laid by the Order of Simplicity. The Doctor was infected with a virus that drained the intelligence from the brain to an IQ of forty-five, but managed to use the intellect of the primitives to free himself. (Order of Simplicity)
The trio next landed in Antarctica, where they encountered Nobody No-One, a Word Lord from a dimension made out of language and communication. No-One followed them into a top secret facility and proceeded to cause chaos, until The Doctor captured him inside a book. (The Word Lord)
BATTLING THE ELDER GODS
Lured into the Celestial Toyroom, The Doctor, Ace and Hex managed to aid a group of humans in defeating the Celestial Toymaker, trapping him inside a ventriloquist’s doll. In order to prevent him from ever resurfacing, The Doctor arranged for Ace and Hex to attend to the running of a mock-up sanatorium where he and the various other guests were kept unaware of their true situation. Despite their best efforts, The Doctor uncovered his own plan and the Toymaker resurfaced and managed to trick the humans into playing against him for their greatest desires in a bid to reassert himself as controller of the Toyroom. However, Swapnil Khan, the final player, managed to trap him in a stalemate, enabling his daughter, Queenie Glasscock, and the three travellers to escape the Toyroom and return to the real world, (The Magic Mousetrap) though The Doctor was now aware of Fenric’s impending return, having found a chess set in the sanatorium. (Gods and Monsters)
Landing on Bliss, a jungle planet under Dalek attack, The Doctor set out to ensure that an atrocity which was due to be committed in the coming hours would happen. While Ace and Hex aided the base personnel in a battle with the Daleks, The Doctor discovered that Toshio Shimura, a local professor, had combined larvae and piranha locust DNA to create a new species called the Kiseibya, created to be the natural predator of the Daleks. But, the Kiseibya, after decimating the Dalek forces, quickly became uncontrollable, and The Doctor planned to blow up the base and slaughter the Kiseibya himself, but Beth Stokes, a former prisoner of the Daleks, chose to take his place, staying behind to finish the job. (Enemy of the Daleks)
The TARDIS next landed in the Crimea in 1854, where Hex spent a considerable period recovering from the trauma he had experienced on Bliss by providing assistance to the wounded, where he met his idol, Florence Nightingale. Discovering that they were already caught up in events prior to their arrival, The Doctor and Ace travelled back a short period of time, only to be accused of being spies. Whilst they attempted to convince their captors otherwise, they witnessed the exterior shell of the TARDIS shatter after the HADS was activated by a direct hit from cannon fire, leaving them stranded. After the TARDIS reformed its shell without its regular colouration, The Doctor and Ace hurried to pick up Hex. Arriving just too late to prevent Hex from being shot, The Doctor set a course for St Gart’s Brookside Hospital. (The Angel of Scutari)
Arriving in 2025, The Doctor managed to successfully perform surgery on Hex, saving his life. Realising that London was under quarantine, he was captured by Nimrod and the Forge and forced to find a solution to stop the infection spreading. Nimrod told Hex that. After Cassie was resurrected, The Doctor convinced her to attack Nimrod by telling her of all the important mile stones in Hex’s life that Nimrod took from her. The Doctor admitted to Hex that he was extremely proud of him, but Hex, having been told by Nimrod that The Doctor had been witness to his mother’s death, decided to depart the TARDIS in anger. (Project: Destiny)
Tracking down a Time Lord casket which Forge agent Lysandra Aristedes claimed was present within the Forge Vault, The Doctor discovered that it contained the unconscious body of an older version of himself. Witnessing his future self warning them about the return of Nobody No-One, he was forced to sacrifice himself to stop No-One. Resurrected by Ace, with help from his future self, The Doctor defeated No-One with the help of Evelyn Smythe, who convinced Hex that it wasn’t The Doctor’s fault that his mother died. After witnessing Evelyn’s death, Hex decided to rejoin the TARDIS crew. (A Death in the Family)
Shortly afterwards, the TARDIS landed in 1930s Alaska, with The Doctor intending to investigate a strange ice formation. The travellers soon met an expion team looking for an ancient chamber containing”horrors from the dawn of time”, and The Doctor and Ace became separated from Hex and the expion team. Presumed dead, the pair arrived at what appeared to be an island psychiatric facility and met CP Doveday, a poet who claimed to live on the island, who took them to the person in charge. There, The Doctor learned that the entire facility was in fact a prison for three dormant Karnas’koi. (Lurkers at Sunlight’s Edge)
Growing a new TARDIS with a black police box exterior, The Doctor left Hex and Ace, and began travelling on his own for a while, (Black and White) sending the “White TARDIS” to an alternative timeline 1989 to test his companions. (Protect and Survive)
The Black TARDIS arrived in 5th century Denmark, where The Doctor became stranded when the Black TARDIS, containing Sally and Lysandra, departed for an alternative 1989. The Doctor proceeded to leave clues for Ace, Hex, Sally and Lysandra to restore the original TARDIS and destroy the Black TARDIS by retrieving an artefact called Weyland’s shield, before being kidnapped (Black and White) by Fenric and taken to a pocket universe.
Freed by his friends after they deciphered his instructions, The Doctor learned that Fenric was playing a game against another Elder God called Weyland for control of Weyland’s shield, which could grant omnipotence to an Elder God, and that they had been used as pawns by Weyland to help him win the game against Fenric. As he was destined to become the quintessential pawn in Weyland’s plan, Hex managed to banish Weyland and stop the game, but became possessed by Fenric, and thus sacrificed himself to prevent Fenric from permanently gaining power over him. (Gods and Monsters)
Seeming unfazed by Hex’s apparent death, The Doctor returned Lysandra and Sally to their homes, and intended to take Ace somewhere to take her mind off of Hex, but the grieving Ace demanded The Doctor tell Hex’s grandmother what happened to him. Landing in 2020s Liverpool, The Doctor informed Hilda Schofield of her grandson’s death and organised a wake for him.
However, The Doctor soon found Hex to be alive and acting as a local crime lord named”Hector Thomas”, having had his memories removed by an Elemental named Koloon after Hex made a deal to be removed from the Elder Gods’ realm and returned to Liverpool. From this revelation, The Doctor managed to locate Koloon, but was unable to prevent Hex’s memories from being destroyed. Enraged, The Doctor banished Koloon back to realm of the Elder Gods with a warning to fear him, and was forced by Ace, who was unwilling to accept the death of Hex or the loss of his memories, to take Hector with them in the TARDIS. (Afterlife)
REUNITED WITH MEL
After The Doctor offered Ace the chance to practice piloting the TARDIS, she inadvertently materialised inside a facility run by the Porcian Chimbly. Discovering that they were being manipulated through the use of a captured Resurrectionist, The Doctor tricked Chimbly into firing on the cage apparatus imprisoning it, simultaneously freeing the tortured creature and the race he had enslaved from its psychic control. (You Are The Doctor)
After visiting a seemingly haunted house where he solved a murder mystery, (Come Die With Me) and becoming involved in a heist in the Grand Betelgeuse Hotel, (The Grand Betelgeuse Hotel) The Doctor managed to stop a Galparian plot to eradicate all life on Earth in order to sell the planet. Realising that their recent trips had all been attempts by the TARDIS to track down”an old friend”, The Doctor offered to give it a little help. (Dead to the World)
The Doctor decided to take a long overdue vacation to the planet of Ormelia, and materialised the TARDIS aboard a spaceship orbiting the planet, where he befriended a genetically reconstructed creature named Vilgreth, but discovered that his ship travelled through space by devouring planets, and was forced to stop him. (Last of the Titans)
Arriving in the remains of the Drashani Empire, The Doctor met a mercenary called Vienna Salvatori, who had been hired to capture him for a bounty payment. He soon encountered an old enemy, Tenebris, who he had discovered was, in fact, Kylo Sorsha, a prince he had left stranded on the planet Sharnax when he first encountered the Drashani Empire. Sorsha plotted to take revenge against The Doctor for leaving him stranded on Sharnax, but The Doctor defeated him, and departed from the empire. (The Shadow Heart)
The Doctor was contacted by Benny, and told that the Sirens of Time had hijacked the first Gallifreyan experiment of time travel, turning it into a time paradox that was splitting the universe apart. While the experiment had already been stopped, the Time Lords were in danger of not discovering time travel. Along with his third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth incarnations, the Seventh Doctor was brought to the planet Henlen to serve as one of the six pilots needed to handle the TARDIS prototype, while his first, second and tenth incarnations stayed behind to deal with the possible backlash. The experiment was successful, restoring the correct timeline, and the Seventh Doctor was taken back to his own time by Benny. (Collision Course)
Arriving in British Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising of 1953, The Doctor encountered his old adversary Elizabeth Klein, who was investigating a mysterious virus she recalled from her timeline. Despite their animosity, they worked together to solve the mystery of the alien virus and prevented a Cheylis plot to use Earth as a testing ground for biological warfare. Knowing Klein would continue to pose a threat to history so long as she remained at large, The Doctor insisted that she accompany him on his travels so that he could keep a closer eye on her, which she agreed to do. (A Thousand Tiny Wings)
Upon taking her to the TARDIS, The Doctor requested Klein recount what caused her to use the TARDIS that resulted in the destruction of her timeline, and discovered that his alternate timeline counterpart had orchestrated his regeneration into his eighth incarnation to manipulate Klein into using the TARDIS and restoring the timeline. (Klein’s Story)
After travelling together for a while, The Doctor and Klein arrived on a planet inhabited by the insectoid Vrill. In the midst of an attack, Klein took her chance for revenge against The Doctor, stealing his TARDIS and abandoning him on the planet. (Survival of the Fittest)
After Klein used the TARDIS to rewrite history so that the Nazis won the war, she helped the Galactic Reich conquer potential threats by travelling into the past to warn them in advance. After time was rewritten, The Doctor’s mind was placed in the alternate timeline’s Doctor whilst he was imprisoned in the Moonbase and had to work out what his counterpart’s plan was. He was released when the Selachian’s attacked, something his alternate counterpart had arranged, and used it as his advantage, especially when he noticed the use of Time Lord technology as part of the attack. During the attack, Klein was imprisoned and The Doctor interrogated her. She was foiled by the alternate timeline’s Doctor and erased from history by the Time Lords. With history restored, The Doctor paid a visit to UNIT, where he encountered a different version of Klein working there. (The Architects of History)
RESOLVING OLD BUSINESS
Sensing his end approaching, The Doctor became afraid that his next incarnation wouldn’t be willing to do what needed to be done, and began to put all his affairs in order while he still could, to leave nothing unsung when his time came. To this end, he began to monitor interstellar communications across thousands of worlds, from the wireless communications of a multitude of law enforcement organisations to the private correspondence of governments and the criminal underworlds. (Persuasion)
Revisiting the planet Spiridon to ensure that Kalendorf fulfilled his destiny, The Doctor soon realised that he would have to get involved in order to keep the situation under control. He made a deal with the Daleks to help them achieve their goal of invisibility without suffering from the light wave sickness, in exchange for Kalendorf’s safety. After many years, he completed the formula, but betrayed the Daleks at the last moment, exposing them and himself to the sickness, though he, refusing to regenerate, managed to escape back to his TARDIS, where he was healed. (Return of the Daleks)
Travelling with a teenaged Ace, who was kidnapped by the Threshold, The Doctor tracked her down to another plane of existence. Travelling there at the expense of his TARDIS, he witnessed her sacrifice her life in order to destroy one of the Lobri, psychic parasites feeding off the human race’s collective fear and hatred. Devastated, The Doctor cradled her dying body in his arms as she whispered him a final goodbye. (Ground Zero) Deeply depressed about the affair, The Doctor allowed the TARDIS to reform itself to reflect his depressed mood. (The Threshold)
After completing a reconfiguration of its console room, the TARDIS brought The Doctor once more to Artaris where he encountered Lord Sutton, the latest incarnation of the Warlord Grayvorn. Grayvorn had been reduced to a spirit after their last encounter and had managed to possess a new host before sculpting Excelis once more into a war-driven dictatorship, using the souls of the rebels of Excelis to power his army of “meat puppets”. The Doctor used the Relic to free the souls, but Grayvorn activated a self-destruct which would destroy Artaris. The Doctor tried to help, but was forced to escape alone, leaving the people of Artaris to die in the explosion. (Excelis Decays)
Saddened and alone, The Doctor travelled to the Forge in the hope of shutting it down once and for all. There, he found what appeared to be his sixth incarnation assisting Nimrod, and reluctantly helped the organisation fend off a telepathic alien incursion. The Sixth Doctor’s arm was lost in the battle, confirming The Doctor’s belief that he was a fake. The fake Doctor explained that Nimrod used DNA samples from the real Sixth Doctor to create clones, in an attempt to learn the secrets of regeneration, though, like his two”brothers” before him, the clone was rapidly deteriorating. The Doctor revealed to the clone that he had glimpsed suppressed memories during their telepathic contact, prompting him to discover a wing of the base full of decrepit and dying clones. Struggling to cope, the clone initiated the Forge facility’s self-destruct, allowing The Doctor only five minutes to escape, and killing everyone who remained inside the base. (Project: Lazarus)
Travelling to the planet Pelachan, The Doctor discovered the Hand of All, an artefact that contained a living story. Taking it, The Doctor went to combat a regenerated version of Nobody No-One, trapping him in the Hand inside his mind. He then travelled to the Forge and locked himself inside a Time Lord sarcophagus, waiting until he was found by Ace and his younger self. As he lost control of the Hand, he warned them that Nobody No-One would return before falling comatose. Upon reawakening, he discovered his younger self had died defeating the Word Lord, and took it upon himself to bring Hex to Evelyn Smythe on Pelachan and leave Ace with a TG tablet and a lime before he faded out of existence, having set up the circumstances to enable his resurrection. (A Death in the Family)
Burning back into existence on the planet Perfugium, The Doctor discovered that his deal with Death to give The Master a normal life was coming to its conclusion, and it was time for him to honour his side of the bargain. The Doctor tracked down The Master, who was living as a disfigured amnesiac named”John Smith” in a manor house, and joined him and his friends, Jacqueline and Victor Schaeffer, in their evening’s entertainment. However, The Doctor could not bring himself kill”Smith” as he was enjoying his life, only for”Smith’s” housekeeper to reveal herself as Death, who The Doctor made another deal with after witnessing Victor killing Jacqueline: if”John Smith” could make the right decision, then he would be free of the Master. However, “Smith” struggled when Death presented her choice: his life, as her servant, or the life of Jacqueline, with whom he was in love with.
In the end, Death took The Master and, as punishment for not holding up his end of their bargain, sent The Doctor away take the place of an assassin and murder an innocent in cold blood. The Doctor travelled to the destination and encountered a sniper about to take his shot, interrupted him and recounted his story. The Doctor still refused to kill his target, but discovered that the sniper was in fact Death, who had known he wouldn’t be able to, and departed while proclaiming to know his inevitable fate. (Master)
Seeking to “get one over on Death”, The Doctor saved a tramp from allowing himself to be run over by a bus in order to save the life of Rita, the bus driver, who would otherwise have committed suicide. Following this, the pair shared several adventures, including an encounter with Mozart and Mortimus, before The Doctor was forced to admit to the tramp that his mission hadn’t been to save him. Honouring his wish for death, The Doctor removed him from time, placing him aboard the airship present within the time vortex. (The Tramp’s Story)
The Doctor visited Valhalla, the Capital City of Callisto, and became embroiled in a plot by a swarm of evolved termites to take over the city and sell its population as slaves. After thwarting their plan, he offered a maintenance worker named Jevvan the chance to travel with him, but was turned down. (Valhalla)
Visiting Ancient Mars, The Doctor managed to stop an attempt to take over the Martian government made by Arakssor with the support of a band of warmongering Ice Warriors, and, with the help of Geldar, ensured that Arakssor and his band of war criminals were sentenced to life imprisonment in Antarctica. However, Arakssor staged an escape that resulted in The Doctor, and everyone within the facility, becoming trapped in suspended animation beneath the Antarctic ice. With his memories gone, The Doctor was unearthed with the Ice Warriors by a human expion in 2012. Arakssor quickly resumed his gambit, planning to power the prison’s sonic cannon to eradicate the Earth’s greenhouse gases, thus making the planet into a fortress that Martian life could thrive in, wiping out the human race in the process.
As his memories began to return, The Doctor commandeered a helicopter with the expion’s physicist, Genevieve Marceau, and crash-landed near the dig site after the helicopter was hit by Ssrongar’s sonic cannon. The Doctor reactivated Geldar’s distress signal and boosted it to contact a Martian warship from the other side of the galaxy, which bombarded the prison from orbit, destroying Arakssor and the rest of the Ice Warriors. The Doctor and Genevieve fled to the safety of the TARDIS, and returned to the Fortitude to drop Genevieve off. (Frozen Time)
The Doctor arrived on a space station that was orbiting the quarantined planet Antikon, which had fallen victim to a virulent disease that had killed millions of people. Encountering the Dar Traders, The Doctor discovered that the disease was a sentient virus called Decay, which preyed upon all matter. Attracted to death, Decay boarded the space station, but The Doctor managed to contain Decay within the TARDIS, and, after it refused his offer, Decay claimed a final life, ending itself in the process. (The Death Collectors)
Whilst waiting for Decay to leave the TARDIS into the vortex, The Doctor was drawn to Keldafria, where he met the Marshall Princesses Alison Keldafrian and Louisa Keldafrian. He was given a Blood Flower, which caused problems as he started flitting about in time and experienced time in the wrong order. He realised that there was a time loop around the palace he was in and it had something to do with the Blood Flower, and that it was a prison for one of the princesses. He discovered that there was a being he called Henry who trapped the princesses in the loop to stop their troops killing his people and The Doctor’s presence stopped Henry’s plan from working. (Spider’s Shadow)
The Doctor was reunited with Nimrod, who had been connected to the main Forge computer, Oracle. Realising that he was now the new leader of the Forge, The Doctor left Nimrod a syringe containing the Twilight cure beside him, which would remove his vampirism. However, considering the desiccated state he was in, only the vampire DNA was keeping him alive, and using the cure would cause his death. The Doctor departed, leaving it up to Nimrod as to what he would choose. (Twilight’s End)
Tracking a strange signal, The Doctor arrived on the planet Tasak and encountered an android named Temeter, who was tracking the same signal, and the pair formed an alliance. Travelling across Argent City via the monorail transport system to the Grand Citadel of the House of Argentia, the pair discovered a plot by the members of the House of Sarkota and found Sara, who Temetre had been trying to rescue. However, before they could leave, the trio were arrested as spies and brought to the banquet hall, where a Cyberman statue was unveiled, and The Doctor’s warnings about the dangers of Cyber-technology were ignored. As Argentia was taken over by the leaders of Sarkota in a coup, The Doctor and his allies discovered that the core of the planet’s technology repository, the Silver, was a Cyberman device, and that a hibernating squadron of Cybermen were still present on the planet. Upon awakening, the Cybermen began to convert the planet’s inhabitants, but The Doctor managed to lead them into a trap before destroying the entire repository. (Kingdom of Silver)
In search of fluid links for his TARDIS, The Doctor travelled to the Easto Cluster and landed at a Reclaim Station, where he and the mechanic, Two’Mark, were approached by a small robot who recognised The Doctor. Back in his TARDIS, The Doctor activated a holo-glyph control and started to play back a recording made by Sara; the recording detailed her prosecution following a failed mission and her penalty was to have her consciousness transferred to a worker robot with her emotional capabilities stripped away. Feeling melancholy, The Doctor offered to pay Two’Mark for the fluid link, but the engineer stated that their discovery had gotten him in the mood to be generous, and allowed him to have it for free. (Keepsake)
While The Doctor was travelling with Raine Creevy, the TARDIS was pulled into another dimension by a distress signal, and landed on a barren planet, just as another TARDIS arrived with an apparent future incarnation of the Doctor, who claimed to be working with UNIT on Earth and, warning The Doctor of a mistake he was about to make, urged him not to help the Tolians before departing. However, The Doctor ignored the warning and planned to return the power leeched from the planet by a dimensional node back to the Tolians, and was able to restore the planet to fertility, but the Tolians, wanting the full flow of dimensional energies, captured Raine and threatened to kill her if The Doctor didn’t increase the output. Despite knowing that the act would result in chaos across all dimensions, The Doctor resignedly did as the Tolians demanded and opened up a dimensional rift, but quickly rescued Raine and jumped into the rift, explaining that creatures from other dimensions would now be able to freely hop around. Entering into the new dimension, The Doctor and Raine found themselves on a volcanic world inhabited by lava-spewing spiders and, after noticing another dimensional door which the arachnids were using to cross over to Earth, the pair were rescued by the “Other Doctor” with a Skyhead. The Doctor learned that Elizabeth Klein had confiscated the “Other Doctor’s” TARDIS to force him to help UNIT fend off the dimensional escapees, and pleaded to use a dimensional node in Klein’s possession to close up the breach, but was refused.
While the “Other Doctor” and Raine travelled to Japan to ward off a gestalt cephalopodic species called the Nexus, The Doctor and Klein visited a UNIT post in Nevada in an attempt to deal with the flying metallic cubes. Using their weakness to heat, The Doctor and Klein had the Skyheads start a firestorm to drive the cubes back to their dimension, but the cubes joined together in a final attempt to blow the dimensional doorway, prompting Klein to call the “Other Doctor” for help. However, the “Other Doctor” demanded the release of his TARDIS before he helped them, only to fly off on a Skyhead and flee with his TARDIS and the dimensional node when Klein gave in, but The Doctor managed to hurry after him and enter his TARDIS, and discovered that the “Other Doctor” was really The Master in a new incarnation.
Having infiltrated a Time Lord base on Tersurus to gain the only two dimensional nodes in existence, The Master had planted the first on the Tolians’s planet and the second on Earth. After supplying the Tolians with a communicator to contact The Doctor, he arrived on Earth and proceeded to infiltrate UNIT under the guise of the Doctor. Now ready to commence his endgame, The Master hooked The Doctor up to the node activator, intending to use his mind to gain total control over the flow of energy throughout the dimensions. However, The Doctor managed to convince the Tolians to betray The Master by informing their leader, Arunzell, of the fact that The Master had planted the dimensional node on their planet in the first place, and deactivated the activator, restoring the dimensions. Abandoning The Master to the Tolians, The Doctor returned to Earth and used the final node to return the Tolians to their home dimension. Leaving Klein a space-time telegraph with which she could contact him should she need his help again, The Doctor departed with Raine. (Dominion)
Under the guise of “Mr. Ashcroft”, The Doctor took possession of the surveillance tapes of Bianca’s bar. (The Wormery)
Search for the Persuasion machine
The Doctor detected that Kurt Schalk in 1945 had become the most wanted man in the universe, and set out to discover why. (Persuasion) Knowing that Elizabeth Klein was somehow connected to Schalk, (Daleks Among Us) he travelled to the 1990s to take her with him on his search for answers. He managed to make Klein follow him from a pub into his TARDIS, unintentionally with junior science officer Will Arrowsmith in tow. Travelling to 1945 Düsseldorf, they met Lukas Hinterberger, a Nazi who claimed to be one of Schalk’s colleague, who apparently recognised Klein and immediately opened up to her, raising suspicion from Klein and The Doctor.
Hinterberger told them about beings called the Struwwelpeter, and eventually agreed to take them to Schalk. Arriving on the Greek island of Minos, they came face to face with the Struwwelpeter, godlike beings from another universe whose true names were the Shepherd and Shepherdess. Considering this universe to be evil and decadent, they gave Schalk the knowledge to build a device known as the Persuasion machine so that they could manipulate all beings in the universe to submit to their will. The Doctor trapped them on New Peerlessness, a prison planet near Kasterborous, but was unable to prevent the Klecht entity from taking Schalk, forcing the TARDIS crew to search for him. (Persuasion)
The Doctor found a weapons auction intergalactic commercial being presented by Garundel, and realised Garundel was auctioning Schalk alongside a prototype of the persuasion machine. Fearing his presence would raise suspicion, The Doctor sent Klein and Will to reclaim Schalk and steal the device before it was sold, while he waited in the TARDIS for them to enable him to land inside the compound.
After Will gave the safety signal, the TARDIS was intercepted by Ziv, Garundel’s assistant, who had taken Will hostage and locked him out of the space ship, as the auction was invaded by the Sontarans. Forced to accompany Garundel to find Will and Ziv, The Doctor learned that Schalk seemingly didn’t have knowledge of the machine, and aided Garundel in making his pod fast enough to catch up to Will and Ziv. Catching up with their assistants, The Doctor and Garundel were fired upon by the Sontarans, who had taken Klein hostage, but they managed to escape the ship via a teleport, reuniting with both Will and Ziv.
While negotiating Klein’s release, The Doctor discovered that the man they were selling was not Schalk, but a different man he had met in Minos, and that he was dead. Using the prototype of the machine to persuade Garundel and Ziv to rescue Klein, The Doctor explained to Will that the body they had found was actually that of Hinterberger; Schalk had used the machine to convince Hinterberger he was Schalk and then used it on himself to convince himself that he was Hinterberger. The Doctor boarded the Sontaran ship and, after reuniting with Klein and Will, reluctantly allowed Marshall Stenn to have his revenge on Garundel, taking his dismembered hand to free the TARDIS from his lockdown. (Starlight Robbery)
Returning to 1945 Minos, The Doctor, Klein and Will discovered that the Daleks were also searching for the Persuasion machine. Travelling to Lemuria, The Doctor was told that Schalk was on the planet Azimuth, where the trio discovered that it had become illegal to mention the Daleks by name, which got Will arrested when The Doctor mentioned them. After getting an audience with a Dalek clone of Schalk, The Doctor and Klein concluded that the Daleks were still hidden on Azimuth. The Doctor revealed to Klein that there was a blood connection between her and Schalk, prompting her to ask him to take her to 1945 to discover the truth, just as Will returned and told them about a man called”Father ” that wanted a meeting with The Doctor.
Going to the meeting alone, The Doctor discovered that Father was actually Davros, and the two were taken to the Daleks and Schalk, enabling The Doctor to deduce that Klein had travelled in the TARDIS to three weeks before they first arrived in Düsseldorf, discovered that Schalk was her biological father, and that she was engineered to operate the Persuasion machine. At that moment, Klein returned in the TARDIS and, having seemingly reverted to her original counterpart, claimed to be willing to become the tool for the Persuasion machine. A man called Falkus then entered the room and, revealing himself as Davros’s”son”, ordered the Daleks to exterminate Schalk, but Klein forced the Daleks and Falkus to die with the power of the machine. Will returned with the Shepherd, who threatened to kill them all, but Klein used the power of the machine to kill the Shepherd, dying in the process.
After ensuring that Davros’ escape pod would land on Lemuria, The Doctor and Will noticed that the Klein who had just died was actually her mother, prompting them to search for Klein on 1945 Earth. Tracking her to Russia, The Doctor apologised to Klein for judging her by her Nazi counterpart, just as Will alerted them to the fact that they were surrounded by the Red Army. (Daleks Among Us)
NEARING THE END
Following a devastating incident, The Doctor decided to travel alone when he realised he couldn’t trust himself with another life while serving the “greater good”. (The Resurrection of Mars) Becoming weary of his solitude, The Doctor decided to create a robotic companion, which he named Catherine Broome. The duo travelled together for a while, facing the Cybermen and Gelsat creatures whilst The Doctor allowed Cat to believe that she was from the 20th century. Arriving on Haven in the 28th century, The Doctor revealed Cat’s true nature to her in time to avert a catastrophe on a spaceship. In order to prevent the destruction of the ship, and the deaths of many colonists, Cat travelled through hazardous corridors to the control to save the lives of hundreds. (Companion Piece)
Along with seven other incarnations, the Seventh Doctor became trapped in the Void when it began to attack and devour the universe. He and the others were able to form a dimensional bridge to allow the Eighth Doctor to escape, and were then joined by the War Doctor, followed shortly by the ninth, tenth and twelfth incarnations, who ventured into the Type 1 TARDIS responsible for the disturbance. Forming a plan with the trapped Eleventh Doctor, The Doctors joined their TARDISes to pacify the Type 1 into a peaceful state and return the universe to normal. (The Lost Dimension)
With the aid of Rasmus, (Deeptime Frontier) The Doctor managed to capture and deliver the insane Time Lord known as the Eleven to Padrac on Gallifrey. He watched the Eleven going into cold storage before Padrac informed him that the President had one last task for him. (The Eleven)
RETRIEVING THE MASTERS ASHES
Either due to being telepathically contacted by him, (The Novel of the Film) instructed by Romana, (Lungbarrow) or informed by Padrac, (The Eleven) The Doctor learned that the Master had been tried on Skaro, where he had been found guilty and executed for his crimes by the Daleks, with his last request being that The Doctor transport his remains back to Gallifrey. (The TV Movie) Knowing his chances of surviving the mission were slim, (Lungbarrow) The Doctor agreed to stow away his ashes safely (The TV Movie) and used a faulty Chameleon Arch to turn himself half-human in order to trick The Master in the event of his escape. (The Forgotten)
The Doctor travelled to Skaro, at a point in time before the Hand of Omega apparently destroyed it, (War of the Daleks) and somehow claimed The Master’s ashes from the Daleks. However, en route to Gallifrey, The Master escaped from his casket in the form of a Deathworm Morphant and damaged the inner workings of the TARDIS console, forcing the TARDIS to make an emergency landing in San Francisco on 30 December 1999. (The TV Movie) Needing to find his bearings to figure out how to expurgate The Master from his ship and to find an atomic clock to repair the time mechanism, The Doctor left the TARDIS without properly checking his surroundings, (The Novel of the Film) and was caught in the middle of a gang shootout, getting himself shot once through the shoulder and twice in the leg. Before falling unconscious, The Doctor saw The Master exiting the TARDIS in liquid form, and tried to warn a survivor of the shootout who came to his aid, Chang Lee, to stop him, but Lee could make no sense of the Doctor’s warning. (The TV Movie)
Lee hailed an ambulance, and The Doctor was taken to Walker General Hospital, where the bullets were found to have caused only minor injuries and removed. However, the medical team assumed that he was fibrillating and that the X-rays showing his two hearts were a double exposure, and Cardiologist Doctor Grace Holloway was called to undertake exploratory surgery to “fix” his abnormal heartbeat. The Doctor woke up just as Holloway began the surgery, and tried to stop her operating on him by explaining his non-terrestrial origins, but Holloway and the surgeons believed him to be acting irrational due to the pain and quickly put him under anaesthetic. Shaking off the effects to give one last warning about The Master, The Doctor was rendered unconsciousness. Holloway quickly became lost in The Doctor’s cardiovascular system, and he began to flatline when she damaged his circulatory system with her probe. Though the team attempted to revive him, their attempts only allowed to Doctor to awaken briefly, and he was pronounced dead after he let out a final scream.
Unlike his previous deaths, this regeneration did not begin promptly; his successor attributed his delayed regeneration to having been under anaesthesia at the time. The hospital staff locked The Doctor’s dead body inside a cold chamber, with a”John Doe” toe tag attached and a sheet placed over his body. Several hours later, within the hospital morgue, The Doctor’s corpse contorted and crackled with electrical energies as the regeneration process began, giving him new life in the form of his eighth incarnation. (The TV Movie)
When the Eighth Doctor was exploring his own mind, he saw the Seventh Doctor sleeping in a garden of roses, holding his umbrella”like a child [would] a stuffed animal”. When the Eighth Doctor tried to dive deeper into his memories, the Seventh Doctor awoke to stop him, and forced him to leave his mind. (The City of the Dead)
While mating, unable to access the blocked-off part of his mind, the Eighth Doctor saw the Seventh Doctor, who asked him how Ace’s memory of her trip to Paradise Towers could be relevant. He also told The Doctor that there were 153,841 blossoms in the garden, and that the trick to counting them is to subtract five from the end, a clue to the Time Lord minds within The Doctor’s head. (The Gallifrey Chronicles)
When the Eighth Doctor was possessed by Zagreus and stabbed by Charley Pollard, he met the mental manifestations of his fifth, sixth and seventh incarnations in his mind when he nearly allowed himself to die, subsequently rallying himself with their aid to restore himself and retake control of the anti-time energies. (Zagreus)
When the Ninth Doctor’s Sin-Eater became conscious due to The Doctor’s telepathic nature, it mutated to show the Seventh Doctor’s face, among other incarnations, straining against its body. (Sin-Eaters)
When the Tenth Doctor was confronted by Es’Cartrss within the TARDIS’ Matrix, he summoned the Seventh Doctor, among his other past incarnations, to use their united memories and willpower to take back control of the Matrix. (The Forgotten)
During many failed attempts to duplicate the Tenth Doctor, defective copies of all his past incarnations, including the Seventh Doctor, were created instead. (Breakfast at Tyranny’s)
After the Eleventh Doctor was accused of committing deadly crimes against the Overcast, he brooded in the TARDIS for two days, imagining all his previous numbered incarnations, including the Seventh Doctor, interrogating him over the crimes. When he offered the rationale that he always left things better than he found them, they all turned and left him in disgust and disgrace. (Pull to Open)
When the Eleventh Doctor was attacked by then and the Now on Lujhimene, the Seventh Doctor was among the incarnations seen as The Doctor’s timeline was almost destroyed. (Running to Stay Still)
When the Eleventh Doctor entered into the T’keyn Nexus in order to defend himself, Matrix projections of his previous incarnations, including the Seventh Doctor, appeared inside it to defend themselves as well. After the Sixth Doctor denied auditor Sondrah’s accusation of being a meddler, the Seventh Doctor admitted to have meddled”just a little” in the Earth’s affairs. When Sondrah tried to turn this against The Doctor by pointing out the destruction of Skaro, the Seventh Doctor denied responsibility, citing that the Daleks had destroyed it with their”greed and arrogance”, and that he had only provided them with means. When the Eleventh Doctor began to deduce Sondrah’s true identity, the past Doctors faded away as Oscar Wilde interfered with the Nexus. (Dead Man’s Hand)
After saving Gallifrey from the Moment at the conclusion of the Last Great Time War, the Eleventh Doctor dreamed of himself standing with all his past incarnation, including the Seventh Doctor, as he thought about his search for Gallifrey. (The Day of the Doctor)
When he was exposed to energy from a time storm, the Twelfth Doctor degenerated through all of his previous incarnations, including the Seventh Doctor. (The Lost Magic)
* The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Adrienne Kramer saved Washington, D.C. from disappearing up a time rift. (Vampire Science)
* The Seventh Doctor encountered Faction Paradox”twice within a couple of decades”. (Alien Bodies)
* Sporting a beard, the Seventh Doctor met Honoré Lechasseur, who described him as a”small Scottish doctor”. (The Cabinet of Light)
* River Song met the Seventh Doctor, calling him”surprisingly Scottish”. She had his memory wiped with mnemosine recall-wipe vapour so the timeline would remain intact. (The Eternity Clock)
* The Twelfth Doctor implied that his “spoon playing” seventh incarnation collaborated with Hattie Munroe. (Beneath the Waves)
* On a Thursday in the summer of 1966, the Seventh Doctor visited Andy Warhol to have his face added to a portrait of eleven incarnations of the Doctor. (The War of Art; The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)
The Seventh Doctor and Ace arrive in The Master’s trap. (The Light at the End)
When the Cybermen allied with Rassilon to take over history, the Seventh Doctor was planting Nemesis mines across the Cyber-Fleet when he discovered that Ace had been cyber-converted. (Prologue: the Seventh Doctor)
Drawn in by a signal, The Doctor and Ace were forced to land in a pocket universe built on 23 November 1963, where they began to see images of the past and future of the TARDIS, and encountered the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown, who had also been brought there. Investigating further, the Seventh Doctor discovered that the Master was also present, and found out that The Master’s plot was to erase his timeline by planting a conceptual bomb inside Bob Dovie so that Dovie’s inability to accept the Fifth Doctor’s TARDIS would cause the TARDIS to explode across its own timeline. Though he attempted to contact the Time Lords, the Seventh Doctor was unable to as his TARDIS began to explode. The Sixth Doctor, however, was able to bring the Seventh Doctor and his other incarnations together using a dimensional stabiliser, and the Fifth Doctor stopped the bomb from going off by showing Dovie the inside of the TARDIS in 1962, ensuring that he would not consider it impossible when he entered it in 1963. Afterwards, the First Doctor turned off the automatic distress actions which had brought all of the Doctors to the pocket dimension, making it so none of it had happened. (The Light at the End)
In an alternative timeline, The Doctor was able to save Jan Rydd and his fellow Travellers on Heaven in 2570, and, in another alternative timeline, was beheaded by an Ice Warrior on Peladon in 3985. (So Vile a Sin)
In one alternative timeline, The Doctor and Ace were captured in Colditz Castle in October 1944. When they tried to escape, Ace was killed, and left behind her walkman. This provided the Nazis with laser technology, which they exploited to win the Second World War. Immediately afterwards, The Doctor returned to Germany in 1955, where he was shot by Nazi soldiers. He later regenerated into an alternative version of his eighth incarnation. (Colditz, Klein’s Story)
In a timeline where Elizabeth Klein used The Doctor’s TARDIS to rewrite history so that the Nazis won the war, and helped the Galactic Reich conquer potential threats by travelling back in time to give them forewarning, The Doctor, who remembered the correct timeline, was captured and imprisoned on the Moon, but managed to secretly contact the Selachians and supplied them with the necessary technology to destroy the Moonbase. When Klein came to visit The Doctor to find out where his TARDIS was, the Selachians attacked the base. The Doctor and Klein escaped in the TARDIS, where The Doctor informed her that the Time Lords had tried her and found her guilty, and she was erased from history, along with the alternate Doctor, restoring things to their correct order. (The Architects of History)
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE – PERSONALITY
The Seventh Doctor was originally light-hearted and prone to clownish behaviour, (Time and the Rani, Paradise Towers, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) which masked his true intellect and courage. (Infinite Requiem) However, as he matured, he became a grumpy and melancholy manipulator who saw the battle between good and evil as a game of chess or a stage play, and everyone around him as pawns in the game of fighting evil that he directed, (Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis, The Curse of Fenric; Timewyrm: Revelation, The Highest Science, Head Games, Illegal Alien) though he hated himself for it, (Iceberg, Blood Heat) instead desiring a life of playing the spoons and acting as a children’s entertainer with his magic tricks. (The Also People, Return of the Living Dad, Heritage) Despite his darker demeanour, the Seventh Doctor was “not without [his] share of mirth and joviality”, and claimed to Ace that he could be”quite the funny fellow”. (Fable Fusion)
Seeing himself as a”chess master”, (Illegal Alien) the Seventh Doctor was a consummate fan of chess, to the point of treating his companions and enemies as pieces on a chess board, (The Curse of Fenric) until he tired of the game in favour of hopscotch. (Infinite Requiem) Despite his tendency toward a dark personality, The Doctor was known for his use of words to resolve problems instead of violence. (Dragonfire, Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis, Battlefield, Ghost Light, Survival) Although his more whimsical tendencies disappeared over time, The Doctor maintained a fondness for idiosyncratic speeches that occasionally referred to literature, ordinary places and even food and drink amidst the weightier concerns on his mind. (Survival) Other times, he would sombrely reflect the ramifications of time, and the consequences of interfering in history. (Dragonfire, Remembrance of the Daleks)
Influenced by his predecessor’s decision to let his morality and scruples die with him in his final moments, (The Brink of Death) the Seventh Doctor actively sought out villains to vanquish and dictatorships to dethrone, as opposed to his previous incarnations, who would stumble upon trouble by happenstance, (Remembrance of the Daleks, The Happiness Patrol) getting involved in local affairs without question, (Cat’s Cradle: Warhead) and was much less forgiving than his preceding incarnation. (Project Lazarus) The Doctor would claim[who?] that he served as Time’s Champion because of “principles, truth, love and harmony, peace and goodwill, [and] the best of intentions.” (Return of the Living Dad)
Despite viewing himself as”a nice little man in a silly jumper”, (Harvest of the Sycorax) he was viewed as being the most dangerous of the Doctors by UNIT, (Persuasion) and would often only see the “bigger picture” rather than the world before him, (Head Games) which resulted in him causing much grief, such as devastating Ace by labelling her an”emotional cripple” to weaken Fenric’s power by making her abandon her belief in him. (The Curse of Fenric) However, he was not totally unfeeling, appearing apprehensive about his decision to destroy Skaro, (Remembrance of the Daleks) was genuinely agonised that he had to convince Ace that he did not care about her, (The Curse of Fenric) and told Ellen Woodworth that “the end[s] never [justified] the means, [as] the means used [determined] the kind of end produced.” (Christmas on a Rational Planet)
Nearing the end of his life, The Doctor decided to retire from his niche of manipulation. Feeling guilty and tired from his plotting, he acknowledged he had lived past his prime and would soon regenerate.[source needed] Fearing that his next incarnation would not want to continue plans that he had set in motion, The Doctor put all his affairs in order to leave nothing unsung when his time drew to a close. (Persuasion) However, after being saved from one of the Eight Legs by the Eighth Doctor, he became determined to enjoy every minute of his current incarnation. After the Eighth Doctor warned him of a trap by the Master, the Seventh Doctor decided not to think about it, and let fate decide when and how his life would end, instead of despairing over being alone. (The Eight Doctors)
The Seventh Doctor believed evil to be a genuine force, (Strange England) felt the he”belong[ed]” in open space, (Unregenerate!) considered pacifism to be a”noble ideal “, (Fiesta of the Damned) and also maintained a strict vegetarian diet. (Human Nature, Happy Endings, Return of the Living Dad, The Room With No Doors, Lungbarrow, Relative Dementias, Citadel of Dreams) He took five to six sugars in his tea, (House of Blue Fire) with his favourite teas being Arcturan, Earl Grey and Lapsang souchong, (Lucifer Rising) his favourite ice cream being boysenberry ripple, (The Left-Handed Hummingbird) and his favourite biscuits being chocolate HobNobs. (Cold Fusion) While he didn’t like peppermint tea, he drank some when it was a gift from a friend. (Notre Dame du Temps) He preferred having water to drink when at Maruthea. (Party Animals)
The Doctor”[couldn’t] stand” burned toast, loathed bus stations, calling them”terrible places full of lost luggage and lost souls”, and hated unrequited love, tyranny, cruelty, (Ghost Light) the writings of Stanoff Osterling, (Theatre of War) the taste of pears, (Human Nature) swimming, (The Also People) and goodbyes. (The Room With No Doors) He also had little respect for those who chose not to fight injustice when they had the power to. (Cat’s Cradle: Warhead) He did, however, have a soft spot for jazz music, (Silver Nemesis) almond slices, (The Dimension Riders) the Beatles, cats, (Return of the Living Dad) science fiction, (Bad Therapy) baseball, (Illegal Alien) composer J. S. Bach, (The Algebra of Ice) and The Wizard of Oz. (The Settling) He also collected pins, simply out of the enjoyment of doing so. (Lucifer Rising)
Though The Doctor initially encouraged Ace not to call him”the Professor”, (Dragonfire) he later confessed that he liked her calling him by the nickname. (Thin Ice) He also told Bernice Summerfield that he loved”chaos, big explosions, and rebellions”, (Love and War) described E flat minor as his favourite musical key, gave blue as his favourite colour, (Lucifer Rising) said that his favourite ice cream was Boysenberry ripple, and claimed having his hair cut relaxed him more than anything. (The Left-Handed Hummingbird) He also enjoyed playing nine dimensional scrabble, (St Anthony’s Fire) drinking lemonade, (Just War) and”doing interviews”. (Happy Endings) When thinking about rewards he could seek for his actions, The Doctor thought about”the smile of a baby child, the first sunset on a soft and new-born world, [and] the taste of the purest spring water, untouched by any pollution of Man’s making.” (The Dimension Riders)
According to Ace, while The Doctor”wasn’t scared of monsters or pain or dying, he was scared of being alone, ” (The Left-Handed Hummingbird) though he would decide later in life to travel alone after a devastating incident made him realise that he couldn’t trust himself with anyone’s life. (The Resurrection of Mars) He once had a frightful experience in Rita Hawks’s bubble car, (Loving the Alien) and also admitted to the Mi’en Kalarash that he was afraid of the Old Time, the Times of Night and Chaos. (House of Blue Fire)
While his human counterpart fell in love with Joan Redfern, (Human Nature) The Doctor himself was decidedly celibate, (Bang-Bang-a-Boom!) failing to understand human attraction and affection, (Cat’s Cradle: Warhead) except when it came to Ace. (Timewyrm: Exodus) He could also be critical of human nature, stating that humans had “the most amazing capacity for self-deception, matched only by [their] ingenuity when trying to destroy [themselves]”, (Remembrance of the Daleks) that “among all the varied wonders of the universe, [there was] nothing so firmly clamped shut as the military mind”, (Battlefield) and that their expectation that “everything [had] to be within [their] comprehension” was their”most irksome trait.” (The Dimension Riders) However, he admitted to Mikey that, despite their illogical behaviour, he found human beings irresistible. (Bad Therapy)
In direct contrast to his previous incarnation, the Seventh Doctor was opposed to violence of any sort, although he proved capable of rendering an opponent unconscious with a touch (Battlefield, Survival) by using the Venusian nerve pinch. (Timewyrm: Exodus) While he was completely against the use of firearms, (The Happiness Patrol) The Doctor was willing to use a Tissue Compression Eliminator to defend himself against Death’s Head, (The Crossroads of Time) and used a gun to kill Legion, (Lucifer Rising) and to disable Eva Jericho. (Damaged Goods)
Believing”killing [to be] wrong except when it’s right”, (Original Sin) The Doctor was not averse to manipulating events that resulted in the loss of life, (Love and War, Eternity Weeps) taking a life by himself, (Lucifer Rising) or convincing someone to commit suicide, (Zamper, Just War, Loving the Alien, Utopia) though he refused to shoot the Master when it served no purpose. (First Frontier) He also played a part in the destruction of many planets, such as Skaro, (Remembrance of the Daleks) the Seven Planets, (The Pit) and the Silurian Earth, (Blood Heat) and confessed to Red that a part of him enjoyed destroying worlds, (Red) though he regretted their destruction either way. (The Algebra of Ice)
While he was of the opinion that his third and fourth incarnations were not unattractive, (The Algebra of Ice) he regretfully felt that his fourth incarnation had “condemned untold billions to death by not destroying the Daleks at the moment of their birth”, and resented that his fifth incarnation”could have saved billions more by shooting down Davros like a mad dog when [he] had the chance”. (Lucifer Rising) He also thought he himself looked more”respectable” than his fourth and sixth incarnations. (Loving the Alien) However, when he encountered an incarnation he did not recognise, the Seventh Doctor acted civil towards him and engaged in a pleasant conversation while a fight erupted around them. (Party Animals)
The Seventh Doctor was generally disliked by his other incarnations. (The Shadow of the Scourge) The Fifth Doctor was repulsed by his manipulative nature, (Cold Fusion) and the Sixth Doctor told Evelyn Smythe that his successor was “always blowing up planets”, something he was “not looking forward to “. (The 100 Days of the Doctor) The Eleventh Doctor described his seventh incarnation as”probably one of [his] more circumspect periods.” (Shockwave)
The Eighth Doctor came to view his immediate predecessor’s manipulative nature with disdain, telling Lucie Miller that he was always”the man with the master plan, ” arranging the destruction of his enemies and the toppling of dictatorships in order to serve the greater good, to the point where he began to countenance sacrificing the lives of the few to save the many. In this regard, he negatively compared him to the Monk. (The Resurrection of Mars)
Despite his manipulative actions, such as using psychic powers to make Mel leave with Sabalom Glitz, (Head Games) the Seventh Doctor did care for his companions, (Battlefield; The Fearmonger) focusing on their wounds before his own, (Set Piece) and even sought their approval on occasion. (Head Games) He believed he would act as a surrogate granddad to Bernice Summerfield’s children, (Sleepy) and later gave her away at her wedding to Jason Kane. (Happy Endings)
Although he originally invited her to travel with him due to Fenric, (Head Games) The Doctor developed a paternal relationship with Ace, (Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Ghost Light, The Curse of Fenric, Survival) eventually coming to trust Ace with his life. (The High Price of Parking) Ace, considering The Doctor to be her “guru”, (Nightshade) believed that he had the “deepest, saddest eyes”, (The Prisoner’s Dilemma) and even told him that she loved him. (Signs and Wonders) However, after she found herself unable to deal with his growing emotional coldness, (Nightshade) Ace walked out on The Doctor after he had arranged for the death of Jan Rydd, whom she had fallen in love with. (Love and War) Even after she rejoined his company, (Deceit) it was only so she could use him for her own goals, (Lucifer Rising) believing it to be poetic justice for his own manipulations. (Conundrum) Their relationship would remain sour, (Blood Heat) until they worked together to defeat Mortimus, (No Future) after which they realised how much they needed each other’s friendship. (Tragedy Day) Ace eventually decided that, whilst The Doctor”may be a bastard”, he was “still [her] bastard”, (Head Games) and that she could trust him”to sort out anything”. (The Death of Art)
The Doctor distrusted the Ice Warriors, even after they renounced conflict. (Legacy)
Ace had twice described The Doctor as an”aging hippy”, once during their early travels (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) and again during their battle with the Monk, (No Future) with The Doctor later agreeing with the sentiment during their last adventure together. (Set Piece) Guy de Carnac, however, compared The Doctor to an owl, observing that “he [was] comfortable in the darkness”, and also though The Doctor”[was] equally as adept at hunting down prey in cold blood”. (Sanctuary) Fakrid believed The Doctor had “the mind of a genius”, but he also “prattle[d] like any other parasite”. (The Highest Science) Dr Smith, who initially saw The Doctor as a”great scientist”, quickly changed her opinion of him to that of ” an entertainer who might be hired for a children’s party” after The Doctor started enthusiastically rambling. (Zamper)
Iris Wildthyme described The Doctor as”a portentous little feller, swaggering around, thinking he’s got all the world’s darkest secrets under his hat.” (The Scarlet Empress) Brigadier General Adrienne Kramer described him as “a manipulative little weirdo who was always up to something behind [her] back.” (Vampire Science) When she encountered the Seventh Doctor shortly before her death, Evelyn Smythe criticised him for his scheming, manipulative nature, (A Death in the Family) while Melanie Bush described the man he became as”a liar and a user and quite possibly a murderer”, and proclaimed that she wanted nothing more to do with him. (Head Games) When the Eighth Doctor had a tarot card reading, the Seventh Doctor was identified as “the Hanged Man”. (The City of the Dead)
The bald incarnation of the Master described the Seventh Doctor as a”tiresome little man with [an] umbrella”, (Eyes of the Master) and as”a wily one”, (The Two Masters) while Alan Fitzgerald, a summer intern at the Gogglebox, believed that the Seventh Doctor knew everything. (The Gathering) The Black Dalek considered The Doctor’s apparent ruthlessness to be”impressive”. (Enemy of the Daleks) The Doctor’s first TARDIS described the Seventh Doctor as “the schemer”. (Prisoners of Fate)
The Doctor associated regeneration with death, calling it a”miniature death”. (The Room With No Doors) Though he was afraid of it, (Parasite) The Doctor wished to die alone, (Transit) unconscious, and on his own terms, (The Room With No Doors) and also believed it would be best if all traces of him were erased. (Transit) While The Doctor originally thought he would”beat chance and choose the moment to die”, he later confessed to Benny that he knew he would die”[without] control, surrounded by strangers, [and] helpless.” (Return of the Living Dad) He later told Chris Cwej that he viewed regenerating as both a good and bad feeling in the same way that driving a car very fast was a good and bad feeling; enjoying the exhilaration of the process but knowing that you were going to “die” at the end. (The Room With No Doors)
After getting shot in a gang shootout in San Francisco, The Doctor spent his last lucid moments desperately trying to warn Dr Grace Holloway not to operate on him, proclaiming his need to stop the Master and, after succumbing to sedation, screaming in agony when the operation dealt fatal damage to him. (The TV Movie) Holloway noted that The Doctor seemed”very clear, very determined and very powerful” while also looking”very serious, but also very frightened of something”, and felt that he was “rarely afraid of anything”. (The Novel of the Film) The Doctor later recalled his demise as being”undignified”, and expressed annoyance that he”[hadn’t seen] that one coming”. (Zagreus)
HABITS AND QUIRKS
Speaking with a Scottish accent, (Time and the Rani) that was noted by Bernice Summerfield to be of the Highlands, (Big Bang Generation) the Seventh Doctor occasionally rolled his ‘R’s and emphasised his ‘P’s and ‘L’s. (Paradise Towers, Delta and the Bannermen, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) He could, when necessary, adopted other accents, though. (The Highest Science, No Future, Bad Therapy, The Room With No Doors) When talking about Daleks, The Doctor’s voice would develop a harder edge to it. (Illegal Alien)
The Doctor occasionally displayed a tendency to mangle and combine Earth idioms, creating Dundrearyisms. (Time and the Rani, Delta and the Bannermen) After Mel described the habit as”really annoying”, The Doctor promised that he would try to stop doing it, (Bang-Bang-a-Boom!) though would later slip up on his promise long after she had left the TARDIS. (White Darkness, No Future, Sanctuary, The Also People)
The Doctor would routinely answer any query as to his health with a biffed back claim to be”fine”,[source needed] and often told others that “monsters” feared him in their”nightmares”. (Love and War, Blood Heat, Continuity Errors, Return of the Living Dad; The Shadow of the Scourge)
The Doctor was fond of using the term”grubby” when explaining his mission to keep an artefact away from his adversaries, such as when keeping the Hand of Omega out of the Daleks'”grubby little protuberances”, (Remembrance of the Daleks) when he sent the TARDIS away to keep the Robot Ants from getting their”grubby little mandibles” on it, (Set Piece) and when preventing the fake skull of Jesus Christ from falling into Louis de Citeaux and Francisco Guzman’s”grubby little protuberances”. (Sanctuary)
The Doctor would often raise his hat to greet new people, smiling as he did so, (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Survival) or when he was departing from company. (Paradise Towers)
As a show of affection, The Doctor would gently press his forehead against a friend’s forehead, (Time and the Rani; Sleepy) or tap their nose. (Remembrance of the Daleks, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, The Curse of Fenric; Bad Therapy)
The Seventh Doctor was a grand manipulator, often utilising his choice of words to persuade others into a decision of his choosing, (Paradise Towers, The Happiness Patrol) or devising an unscrupulous scheme to defeat his adversaries. (Remembrance of the Daleks, The Curse of Fenric) He had a tendency to play the long game in his schemes, preferring to keep his plans subtle and”behind the scenes”. (Cat’s Cradle: Warhead, The Highest Science) When his plans went awry, or an unexpected element developed, The Doctor was efficient at improvising around it. (Remembrance of the Daleks) However, as he got older, his power of persuasion weakened, with The Doctor unable to convince Grace Holloway not to operate on him. (The TV Movie)
Despite his stature, The Doctor was capable of both directly and indirectly taking control of situations involving strangers, using his greater intelligence to assess and direct events. (Remembrance of the Daleks, The Happiness Patrol) While he loathed violence, The Doctor also showed a skill at unarmed combat, being able to briefly overpower a judo trained Mel, (Time and the Rani) a Cheetah virus infected Master, (Survival) strike down two Hitler Youths with a series of slaps, (Timewyrm: Exodus) and disarmed Aoi using martial arts. (The Room With No Doors) He also possessed the strength to bend a gun barrel as a demonstration, (Independence Day) and could still best Grendel of Gracht in a sword fight. (The Trials of Tara)
Something of a showman, The Doctor was an adept physical performer, and deployed a repertoire of magic tricks, illusions and escape artistry as part of his plans. (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) He could juggle five balls with his feet whilst stand on his head and gargling”The Star-Spangled Banner” (Lucifer Rising) and whistled”anything you can do, I can do better” while a small bomb was in his mouth, (The Also People) but he could not dance. (Bad Therapy) He could also perfectly mimic the local fauna of his surroundings, (Silver Nemesis) such as a lion’s roar. (Iceberg) He was also capable of picking a lock with a hairpin, (The Death of Art) and crack a safe by listening to the turns of its dial. (Lurkers at Sunlight’s Edge)
With a thought process that worked faster than his mouth, (The Also People) The Doctor could memories entire files after flicking through them, (Blood Harvest, Bad Therapy) and was capable of mentally keeping up with a ship that considered picoseconds as a long time. (The Also People)
The Doctor could read minds, (Love and War) calm a person, (Blood Heat, Legacy, Head Games) erase memories, (No Future) or induce someone to sleep by touching their forehead, (GodEngine) and also read a person’s dreams with a touch to the head, (Sleepy) though he could influence people’s decisions without the need for physical contact, such as when making Mel leave with Sabalom Glitz. (Head Games)
On one occasion, The Doctor hypnotised Celsinus by speaking to him quietly. (The Fires of Vulcan) He was also able to telepathically link himself with the Silurians, (Blood Heat) and set up a psychological block in Sally Morgan’s limbic system by touching her forehead. (House of Blue Fire) However, his powers of hypnotism had different results on different cultures in different ages, and he occasionally needed aide to successfully hypnotise someone. (Companion Piece)
After opening a surgery in the alternate universe TARDIS, The Doctor was able to remove genetic implants from soldiers modified by the Skrak, and sew Sareth’s hand back on to him while doing so. (Death and Diplomacy) He could also perform CPR. (Bad Therapy)
The Doctor could see in the dark, (Timewyrm: Genesys) and his sense of smell was sensitive enough for him to differentiate between ketones, ammonia, amino acids, aldehydes, butyric acid and geosmin in cheese, though he could choose to switch off the part of his brain that identified the chemicals to enjoy the taste of the cheese. (Culture War) He could also identify blood samples by taste, (Bad Therapy) see ultraviolet light, (The Room With No Doors) and perform a biochemical analysis by drinking chemicals. (Independence Day)
The Doctor also showed a knack for playing the spoons as a musical instrument, (Time and the Rani, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy; Timewyrm: Revelation, Conundrum, Strange England, The Ghost’s Story; Colditz, Afterlife) though this was done less as he matured. (Master) Representing Earth in lieu of Nicky Newman, he won the 309th Intergalactic Song Contest by playing the spoons, (Bang-Bang-a-Boom!) and also broke the galactic record for continuous spoon-playing, with sixty-seven hours to his name. (The Also People) He could also play the harmonica, (The Pit) and the piano. (Blood Harvest)
The Doctor could pilot a helicopter. (Eternity Weeps)
He was also an admired chief, able to work as a cook on the Schirron Dream, (Sky Pirates!) with Ace saying he made”great omelettes”. (The Fearmonger) He also knew how to make sofrit pages and could mix a good sangria, (The Rapture) and make a cappuccino. (Bad Therapy)
Claiming to be”fluent in everything”, (Timewyrm: Exodus) The Doctor could speak the ancient dialect of the Japanese royal family, (Transit) read the writing of the Silurians, (White Darkness) swear in Old Low Gallifreyan, (Blood Harvest) knew sign language, (Sleepy) use his eyebrows to communicate with Benny, (The Trials of Tara) and, without the aid of the TARDIS’s translation circuit, could speak German, (Timewyrm: Exodus) Tewa, (Lucifer Rising) French, (Set Piece) Berberese, (Original Sin) ancient Betelgeusian, (The Death of Art) plain Anglo-Saxon, (Damaged Goods) and Draconian. (Monitor)
The Doctor could levitate off the ground whilst in mation, (Lucifer Rising) deliberately lower his intelligence, (Parasite) and sculpture a sandcastle in the shape of the Great City of the Exxilons. (Storm Harvest) While he could forget names, The Doctor never forgot what someone looked like. (Project Lazarus)
The Seventh Doctor was a short man, who initially appeared to be in his mid-forties, (Time and the Rani) with his human counterpart being able to pull off being 48-years-old. (Human Nature) By the end of his life, however, The Doctor had aged significantly. (The TV Movie) He was ambidextrous, (Warlock) and had a small tattoo. (Return of the Living Dad)
With an animated face, The Doctor had expressive bulgy eyebrows, (Time and the Rani) and, according to Ace, three distinctive smiles: his “cartoon grin”, his “secret freak-the-enemy-smile” and his “halfway smile”, the last of which unnerved Ace. (Love and War)
Though his eyes were naturally blue, (Set Piece) they would often change colour, (Timewyrm: Revelation) appearing as grey, (Timewyrm: Exodus) green, (Timewyrm: Revelation) brown, (Transit) black, (Legacy) and a mix of blue and grey. (Toy Soldiers)
Despite the fact his body could heal at an accelerated rate, (Special Weapons) The Doctor acquired a number of scars on his person, (Return of the Living Dad) from the removal of Ship’s flower, (Set Piece) a bullet shattering one of his hearts, (Parasite) and Ace stabbing his left shoulder, (The Left-Handed Hummingbird) with The Doctor occasionally feeling pain emanating from the wound. (Set Piece, Infinite Requiem, Return of the Living Dad)
Ace thought that in his “get-up”, the Seventh Doctor resembled a”dance-hall comic”. (Fable Fusion) Peri Brown described him as a”goofy little guy in a weird pullover”, (The Veiled Leopard) and Josiah W. Dogbolter also considered him a”pipsqueak”. (Time Bomb!)
Adrienne Kramer described the Seventh Doctor as”short and dark-haired, somewhere in his forties, with a Scottish accent.” (Vampire Science)
The First Doctor described his seventh incarnation as the “short Scottish fellow” who would”turn things to his own ends”. (Five Card Draw)
Hair and grooming
While he had a full set of brown hair after his regeneration, (Time and the Rani) The Doctor allowed his greying hair to grow out into tufts on the sides of his head, while it thinned a bit at the top of his scalp, by the end of his life. (The TV Movie)
CLOTHING – MAIN ATTIRES
After many failed attempts to find a new look, the Seventh Doctor eventually settled on a single breasted ivory safari jacket with a scarlet paisley handkerchief in his left pocket, a crimson/black tartan scarf under his lapels, with a flaxen yellow pullover adorned with cherry question marks and turquoise zigzag patterns, with sand-beige tweed plaid trousers and a pair of burgundy braces either pulled over (Time and the Rani) or tucked under the pullover. (Paradise Towers) Under the pullover, he wore a white shirt with a scarlet paisley cravat, and completed his outfit with a pair of two-tone cream and brown brogued spectator shoes. He also had a chained fob watch attached to his left lapel, while the watch rested in his upper left breast pocket. After losing his tartan scarf during his clash with the Rani, (Time and the Rani) he replaced it with a crimson paisley one. (Paradise Towers) He wore one navy blue sock and one Rocky and Bullwinkle sock. (Return of the Living Dad)
As he matured into more of a schemer, The Doctor began wearing a chocolate brown jacket, and changed his panama’s band, handkerchief and necktie to ones in more subdued shades of burgundy (Battlefield) and brown. (Ghost Light) Occasionally, he would remove his pullover as well, (Distractions, The Mark of Mandragora, Party Animals) and wear a tan brown duffel coat when caught in the rain. (The Curse of Fenric; Untitled, The Highest Science)
During his escapades as Time’s Champion, The Doctor replaced his usual attire with a wrinkled cream linen suit, with a glistening silk shirt worn with a green silk cravat, and a paisley banded white fedora (White Darkness) that he had had made especially for him. (First Frontier) Worn on his lapel would either be Cameca’s brooch, (White Darkness) or a Smiley Face pin badge. (Sky Pirates!) He would later replace the cravat with a bright green, (Tragedy Day) paisley blue, (Strange England) or solid red four-in-hand tie. (Original Sin)
After his confrontation with the Brotherhood of the Immanent Flesh, (So Vile a Sin) The Doctor had taken to wearing a light brown tweed jacket, with a scarlet brocade waistcoat, a white shirt, green plaid trousers and a black and brown zigzag patterned tie. (The TV Movie)
On his head, The Doctor wore battered cream colonial-styled Panama hat with a scarlet paisley handkerchief folded into a capband and an upturned brim. (Time and the Rani) He later replaced his battered cap with a newer one. (Remembrance of the Daleks) He also wore a black Tank-styled wristwatch on his right wrist, (Time and the Rani) which he later replaced with a sportier round watch, (Silver Nemesis) and then with a rectangular faced tank watch. (Battlefield)
After finding his old signet ring in the TARDIS console, (The Chameleon Factor) The Doctor started wearing it again through numerous adventures, (The Good Soldier, Metamorphosis) until he gave it to Joan Redfern. (Human Nature)
Whilst in Nazi Germany, The Doctor briefly donned a black leather trenchcoat and a black soft hat. (Timewyrm: Exodus)
During his time in Chicago in 1929, The Doctor donned a grey striped suit and fedora. (Blood Harvest)
Whilst visiting Betrushia, The Doctor wore an orange waistcoat, a white shirt with a Gladstone collar and a black cravat with his dark jacket. (St Anthony’s Fire)
On Youkali, The Doctor wore a burgundy waistcoat and a tweed jacket. (Return of the Living Dad)
After his regeneration stabilised, The Doctor took to carrying around an umbrella as part of his day-to-day outfit, using them as physical props, usually to disarm and trip opponents, (Paradise Towers, Battlefield, Ghost Light, Survival; 1963: The Assassination Games) as well as using them as grappling hooks, (Dragonfire) and as measuring rods. (Remembrance of the Daleks)
He initially carried his previous incarnation’s rainbow umbrella, but was forced to leave it in the Rani’s base on Lakertya where it was destroyed. (Time and the Rani) During a clear out, he found a replacement within the TARDIS wardrobe: (The Useful Pile) a black umbrella with a whangee handle. (Paradise Towers)
After his black umbrella was damaged, (The Warehouse) The Doctor acquired a new umbrella, with an elaborate handle in the shape of a large wine question mark. (Delta and the Bannermen) The handle could split in half and unfold into a makeshift stool, (Planet of the Dead) could fire a small gold pellet that contained a hallucinogenic truth drug, (Atom Bomb Blues) and was also detachable, hiding a secret compartment containing a vial of Time Lord restorative. (The Forgotten)
Attempting to “wean himself off” his umbrella, The Doctor took to carrying a walking-cane as his reign as Time’s Champion drew to an end. (Christmas on a Rational Planet)
BEHIND THE SCENES – CASTING
Actors considered for the role of the seventh incarnation before Sylvester McCoy was cast included Rowan Atkinson, who later played the ninth incarnation in the satirical The Curse of Fatal Death; McCoy’s mentor Ken Campbell; Chris Jury; Tony Robinson; and Alexei Sayle. Sayle had previously played the DJ in Revelation of the Daleks. Furthermore, Andrew Sachs and Dermot Crowley auditioned for the role.
Season 25 and 26 had broad hints that The Doctor was not simply a Time Lord, as previously shown and stated. This overarching plot, conceived by Script or Andrew Cartmel and referred to by fans as the Cartmel Masterplan, was designed to restore an element of mystery in The Doctor and his true nature as in the stories of the first and second incarnations. Although the cancellation of the series at the end of Season 26 prevented further on-screen exploration of this arc, it was later given full rein in the Virgin New Adventures novel series.
TRAVELS WITH PERI?
In A Cold Day in Hell the Seventh Doctor is shown to be travelling with Frobisher, a companion of the Sixth Doctor. Frobisher refers to Peri Brown as if she had recently left. The timeline given in The Doctor Who Magazine article Stripped for action? claims that the Seventh Doctor picked up Peri and Frobisher sometime before A Cold Day in Hell, and in an unknown adventure Peri left The Doctor to live with Yrcanos.
PARODIES AND PASTICHES
* After the original series ended, Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred played characters called the Professor and Ace, respectively, in a series of audio adventures produced by BBV Productions. Initially the stories were clearly based upon Doctor Who, but these connections decreased when the character was renamed the Dominie and Aldred’s character Alice.
* McCoy also parodied his version of the Doctorin the BBV production, Do You Have a Licence to Save This Planet?.
* In the BBC medical soap opera Doctors (2000-ongoing), McCoy guest-starred as Graham Capelli, an actor who had played the titular role in The Amazing Lollipop Man, a cult 1980s children’s television series. The character of the Lollipop Man had many similarities to The Doctor.
* An Easter Egg referencing the Seventh Doctor appears in the seventh episode of the first season of the Nickelodeon children’s horror series, Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991-96, 1999-2000), “The Tale of the Captured Souls” . The Seventh Doctor’s hat and coat can be seen hanging from a hatstand at two points in the episode.
The website whoisdoctorwho.co.uk had a list of sightings of the Doctor from which people had ostensibly been submitting to Clive Finch, a conspiracy theorist character from Rose.
A submission from “j q public” had sighted someone who looked like a version of the Doctorin Clive’s photographs – the Ninth Doctor – arguing with”a little man with an umbrella” on a university campus. 
* This Doctor appeared in invalid stories Search Out Space, Dimensions in Time and Death Comes to Time, the latter albeit alternate.
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