Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-Who) extra temporal (Time Lord) extraterrestrial (Gallifreyan).
Occupation: Interstellar interfering busybody, Time
(intermittently) Scientific Advisor to the United Nations International Taskforce / Unified Intelligence Taskforce
(formerly) Scrutionary Archivist, Lord High President of Gallifrey, Restaurateur (fifth Doctor only), hermit (sixth Doctor and Muldwych incarnations only), Speakeasy owner (seventh Doctor only), Secondary school science teacher (tenth Doctor only), school caretaker, President of Earth, Professor of Science at St. Luke's University (twelfth Doctor only), museum curator (unspecified future regeneration only)
Group Membership: Paternoster Gang (Madame Vastra,
Jenny Flint, Strax), the Deca (Koschei [a.k.a.
Master, Missy], Ushas [a.k.a. the Rani], Drax, Mortimus [a.k.a the Monk,
Meddling Monk, Time Meddler], Magnus [a.k.a. the War Chief], the Doctor,
Vansell, Rallon, Millennia, Jelpax), the Diogenes Club, the Time Lords of
formerly U.N.I.T. (United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, later Unified Intelligence Taskforce: Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Brigadier Winifred Bambera, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, Captain Michael "Mike" Yates, Captain Muriel Frost, Corporal Carol Bell, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, Dr. Martha Jones, Petronella Osgood, Sergeant Major John Benton, Surgeon-Lieutenant Harry Sullivan, others)
Affiliations: Traveling companions: (former) Abigail
Daak, Adam Mitchell, Adric, Alan Mortimer, Alayna, Alex Yow, Ali, Alice
Obiefune, Amy (Abby), Amy Barker, Amy Pond, Andric, Angela Jennings, Angie
"Gus" Goodman, Anji Kapoor, Ann Kelso, Antranak, ARC (Autonomous Reasoning
Center), Arnold ?, Artie Maitland,
"Frobisher" Tarklu, Ayfai, Barbara Wright, Bazima, Ben Jackson, Bev Tarrant,
Bill Potts, Billy Wilkins, Bliss, Brandon Yow, Brod, Brooke, Canton Delaware
III, "Captain" Jack Harkness, Captain Michael "Mike" Yates, Catherine "Cat"
Broome, Chantir, Charlie Fisher, Charlotte "Charley" Pollard, Chertzog, Chris
Cwej, Cinder, Cindy Wu, Clara Oswald, Claudia ?, Compassion, Constance Clarke,
C'Rizz, Crystal ?, Daphne ?, Debbie Castle, Deborah ?, Decky Flamboon, Delilah,
Destrii, Devina Collins, Doctor Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw, Doctor Evelyn Smythe,
Donna Noble, Dorothea "Dodo" Chaplet,
McShane, Dot Strong, Ediphis, Edward Fyne, Elizabeth Klein, Emily Chaudhry,
Emily Winter, Erimemushinteperem "Erimem", Evelyn Chan, Fenella Wibbsey,
Truscott-Sade, Finny, Fitz Kreiner (Father Kreiner), Fitz Kreiner (Kode),
Flora Millrace, Frank ?, Gabby Gonzalez, Gemma Griffin, George Mortimer,
Gertie ?, the Ghost (Grant Gordon), Gisella, Grace Holloway, Grant Markham,
Grayla, Handles, Hannah Batholemew, Haroll Strong, Hattie Munroe, Heather
McCrimmon, Heather Threadstone, Helen Mortimer, Helen Sinclair, Heleyna,
Henry Gordon Jago, Hill, Ian Chesterton, Ida Mortimer, Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair,
Jack Strong, James Robert "Jamie" McCrimmon, Jane Hampden, Jason ?, Jata,
Jemima ?, Jemima-Katy, Jenny, Jeremy Fitzoliver, Jessica "Jess" Collins,
Josephine "Jo" Grant, Josie Day, Joshua Douglas, June?, Kalan, Kamelion,
Katarina, Kazran Sardik, Kevin, K-9 Mark 1, K-9 Mark 2, K-9 Mark 3, K-9 Mark
4, Kroton, Leela, Liv Chenka, Lloyd Collins, Lorenzo Smitt, Lucie Miller,
Lucy Fletcher, Ly-Chee, Lysandra Aristedes, Mai Kondo, Marmaduke, Martha
Jones, Mary Shelley, Matthew Finnegan, Maxwell "Max" Collins, Melanie "Mel"
Bush, Mickey Smith, Mila, Milena, Molly O'Sullivan, Nardole, Nick Willard,
Nina, Nyssa of Traken, Oliver Day, Oliver Harper, Olla, Ollistra, Perpigillium
"Peri" Brown, Petrella, Philippa "Flip" Jackson, Polly Wright, Professor
Bernice "Benny" Summerfield, Professor George Litefoot, Professor Lammers,
Rachel Cooper, Raine Creevy, Ray Stobbs, Rejoice, Rita ?, Robert McIntosh,
Robert "Bobby" Zierath, Romanadvoratrelundar, Roslyn "Roz" Forester, Rose
(cat), Rose Tyler, Sally Morgan, Samantha "Sam" Jones, Samson Griffin, the
Sapling, Sarah Jane Smith, Sara Kingdom, Serenadellatrovella "Serena", Sharon
Davies Allen, Sheena ? (a.k.a. Emma, a.k.a Louise), Shelly,
Sonny Robinson, Splinx, the Squire, Ssard, Stacy Townsend, Steven Taylor,
Surgeon-Lieutenant Harry Sullivan, Susan Foreman, Tamsin Drew, Tara Mishra,
Tegan Jovanka, Thomas Brewster, Thomas Hector "Hex" Schofield, Tiger Maratha,
Todd ?, Tony Barker, Trix MacMillan, Val Kent, Vicki Pallister, Victoria
Waterfield, Vislor Turlough, Will Arrowsmith, Will Chandler, Will Hoffman,
William Shakespeare, William ?, Wolfgang "Wolfie" Ryter, Wolsey, ? Young,
Zeleekha, Zoe Herriot, Zog, unidentified businesswoman, unidentified
(current) Graham O'Brien, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan;
(future) Anna ?, Emily Blandish, Guinevere Winchester, Iphegenia, Ria Rayden;
(sideways - companions of alternate universe Doctors) Arnold ?, Alison Cheney, Antimony, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Ellie Martin, Emma ?, John, Gillian, Larna, the Master, Ruth Vollmer
(intermittently) Scientific Advisor to U.N.I.T.
ally of Actis, Albert Fitzwilliam Digby, Ancelyn, Bret Vyon, Brill, Chang Lee, the Corsair, Craig Owens, Dan Dare, Danny Pink, Death's Head (Freelance Peacekeeping Agent), Death's Head (Minion), Dr Grace Holloway, Dorium Maldovar, the Freefall Warriors (Big Cat, Bruce, Cool Breeze, Machinehead), Garshak, God (of the People), Guy de Carnac, Henry Avery, Honoré Lechasseur, the Hulk (Bruce Banner), I.M. Foreman, the Intrusion Counter Measures Group (Dr. Alison Williams, Group Captain Ian "Chunky" Gilmore, Professor Rachel Jensen, Toby Kinsella, others), Iris Wildthyme, Irving Braxiatel, Ivan Asimoff, Jackie Tyler, Jackson Lake, Jason Kane, Jenny, Jerry Cornelius, John Riddell, Kadaitu Lethbridge-Stewart, Kalendorf, Keepsake, Kopyion Liall a Mahajetsu, Lady Christina de Souza, Maxwell Edison, Merlin, Missy, Nefertiti, River Song, Robert McIntosh, Robin Hood, Ruby Duvall, Sabalom Glitz, Shayde, Star Tigers (Abslom Daak, Harma, Vol Mercurius, Salander), Wilfred Mott, Winston Churchill; Reality-616's Reed Richards, Alistaire Stewart, Dr. Stephen Strange (possibly; see comments); the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise NCC-1701 (Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, Dr. Leonard McCoy, others), the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise NCC-1701 E (Captain Jean-Luc Picard, William Ryker, Mr. Data, others), the crew of the U.S.S. Swinetrek (Captain Link Hogthrob, First Mate Piggy, Dr. Julius Strangepork); library card holder for the Library of St John the Beheaded;
(former) agent of the Eternal / God of Gallifrey known as Time, student of K'Anpo Rinpoche, owner of Pimms Shipping Company, head of the Tao Te Lung Hong Kong Triad.
(as the Other) former partner of Omega and Rassilon
Enemies: (Only major foes or ones who have interacted
with the Marvel Universe)
Meep, Berakka Dogbolter,
Faction Paradox, Fenric, the Feratu,
Gods of Ragnarok, Gol Clutha,
Gwanzulum, Hob, Ice Warriors,
W. Dogbolter, the Master,
Mortimus, Nazis, Nimrod, the Rani, Rassilon, Sabbath,
and Sea Devils,
Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, the Timewyrm, Torchwood, the Valeyard,
(former/on occasion) Death's Head
Known Relatives: Susan "Foreman" (grand-daughter), Miranda "Dawkins" (adopted daughter, deceased), Jenny (kind-of-clone, "daughter"), Zezanne (grand-daughter via Miranda), Alex Campbell (great-grandson via Susan, deceased), Barbara, Ian and David Campbell (adoptive great-grandchildren via Susan), Irving Braxiatel (brother), Patience (Other's wife, deceased), Scarlette (eighth Doctor's wife), Queen Elizabeth I (tenth Doctor's wife), River Song (eleventh Doctor's wife), Iphegenia (future incarnations' wife), Marilyn Monroe (eleventh Doctor's alleged wife); Almund, Arkhew, Celesia, Chovor, DeRoosifa, Farg, Glospin, Innocet, Jobiska, Luton, Maljamin, Owis, Quences, Rynde, Salpash, Satthralope, Tulgel, 28 unnamed others (Cousins); unidentified sisters, Granny One through Seven (grandmothers), Penelope (possible mother), Salyavin (possible father), Amy Pond (mother-in-law), Rory Williams (father-in-law), Anthony Brian Williams (brother-in-law), Brian Williams (paternal grandfather-in-law), the Other (genetic forebear), Pfifl and Laklis (Hroth foster parents, fifth Doctor on)
Aliases: (Used often or for prolonged periods of his
life) d3sigma x2, the Doctor, Doctor John Smith, Doctor
Walters, Claudius Dark, the Curator, Merlin, Muldwych, the Ripper, the Sandman,
Theta Sigma, the Valeyard, the War Doctor;
(applied to him by others) Bringer of Darkness, the Dark One, Doctor Mysterio, Doctor Who, Eighth Man Bound, the Evergreen Man, the Evil One, He Whose Name Dare Not Be Mentioned, the Ka Faraq Gatri (Destroyer of Worlds), the Oncoming Storm, the Other, the Relic, the Renegade, the Saviour, Sir Doctor of TARDIS (not strictly an alias, as he was genuinely knighted by Queen Victoria), Snail, Thete, Time's Champion, Wormhole; by the Chinese he is sometimes known as "Hu", "the tiger", for his courage, sometimes as "Hu", "the fox", for his cunning, but most commonly "xue" (pronounced hu), "he who tends to the sick."
(mistaken for, and didn't bother correcting) the Abbot of Amboise, Commander John Ballard, Doc Holliday, Doctor Friedlander, the Examiner, Maximillian Petullian, Meglos, Salamander, Sir Reginald Styles, Zeus;
(occasional / once off) Albert Einstein, Captain Grumpy, Doctor Bowman, Doctor Caligari, Doctor Galloway, Doctor Grigori Kalashnikov, Doctor James McCrimmon, Doctor / Major General Johann Schmidt, Doctor Jonas Smythe, Doctor Vaughn Sutton, Doctor von Wer, Doc Gallifrey, Doktor of Tardis, Gracie Witherspoon, the Great Wizard Qui Quae Quod, Gaius Iunius Faber, James Alistair Bowman, Jean Forgeron, John Rutherford, johnsmith8, Lung Tau (the Dragon's Head), Mr Ashcroft, Mr Pendragon, Perdix, Richard A. Fells, the Savant, Sir Doctor Peter Pollard, the Supremo, "Sweety," Zagreus
Base of Operations: the
(previously) the House of Lungbarrow, Southern Gallifrey; the Capitol, Gallifrey; I.M. Foreman's Junkyard, 76 Totter's Lane, Shoreditch, London, Earth-Who, 1963; England, Earth-Who, 1970s/1980s (third incarnation, period of exile); Tempis Fugit Restaurant, planet Pella Satyrnis, c.63rd Century (fifth incarnation, stranded five years), Oliver Bainbridge Functional Stabilisation Centre, planet Ha'olam, late 22nd century (eighth incarnation, prisoner, 3 years); England, Earth-Who, 20th century (eighth incarnation, 100 year period of amnesia)
(intermittently) the House on Allen Street, Adisham, Kent, Earth-Who, various years; Stockbridge, England, Earth-Who, various years
(in the future) Mount Kukoeuk, Ant'kyhon (a.k.a Earth-Who c.21,000 A.D.-22,000 A.D.), (Muldwych incarnation, 1,000 year long exile).
First Appearance: (Television) "An Unearthly
Child," BBC1 (23rd November 1963);
(comics) "The Klepton Parasites," TV Comic#674 (14th November 1964);
(Marvel UK) "The Iron Legion," Doctor Who Weekly#1 (17th October 1979)
(Marvel US) "The Iron Legion," Marvel Premiere#57 (December 1980)
(first on-panel appearance alongside Marvel Multiverse character [Merlin]) "The Neutron Knights," Doctor Who Monthly#60 (January 1982)
(first on-panel visit to Reality-616) "Time Bomb!", Death's Head#8 (July 1989)
(first on-panel appearance alongside probably Earth-616 characters) "Party Animals," Doctor Who Magazine#173 (May 1991)
Powers/Abilities: As with other Gallifreyans, the Doctor is physically superior to normal humans in nearly every respect, though not generally superhumanly so. He is slightly stronger than his appearance would suggest, has greater stamina and better than average agility. His senses are also slightly keener than a human's, and he is capable of noticing ripples in the patterns of time. He can survive without oxygen for short periods of time, and can even survive unprotected in the vacuum of space for several minutes. Among the more obvious physical differences between his body and that of a human is that he has two hearts. He is capable of healing most wounds given time, even regrowing severed appendages on occasion (although this can take weeks). If he suffers an injury so severe that he cannot survive then he is able to completely regenerate his body, taking on a entirely new form (based on examples of other Time Lords seen regenerating, even decapitation might not be fatal; severe injury to both hearts, however, would be). Doing so causes near fatal mental strain, and as a result he generally suffers a period of mental instability thereafter, which in the past has manifested as amnesia, mood swings, and even full blown psychotic episodes; in the end his mind settles down again, but in every instance his personality is altered by the experience. Perhaps due to the strain this imposes, Time Lords can only regenerate twelve times, allowing them a total of thirteen bodies. During the first 15 hours after a regeneration, a Time Lord possesses enough residual regenerative energy to regrow lost limbs in seconds if they are severed; conversely, the severed appendage also retains some residual life, and can continue moving to some degree for at least a year afterwards.
The Doctor is moderately telepathic, another of his species' gifts. He cannot read minds, but is capable of communicating with other telepathic beings. Boosted by his TARDIS, this telepathy is able to act as an instant translator of virtually all spoken or written languages, a gift which is extended to those who travel with him; it is so effective that those using the gift are generally not even conscious of the fact that they shouldn't be able to understand nor speak the alien tongues they are encountering. Time Lords can recognize one another by their telepathic signature even when they have changed their appearances, unless one of them is deliberately masking who they are.
The Doctor's greatest ability is his intellect. He is vastly more intelligent than any human, with extensive knowledge of most sciences, and an extremely quick and adaptive mind. He is resistant to forms of mental coercion such as hypnosis, brainwashing, mind control or mind probes. Trips into his mindscape have shown that each of his earlier personae still survive there, acting as keepers of their portions of his memories and aspects of his personality (the fifth incarnation is generally seen as the conscience of the later Doctors, for example). Future personalities have also been seen to form in this mindscape, in preparation for impending regeneration - for example the Doctor's seventh persona is widely believed to have deliberately usurped the body and forced a regeneration after his sixth body suffered a minor head injury. Combined with their telepathic ability, some Time Lords can give these future forms a level of physical presence in the real world separate from their main body; the Doctor himself has demonstrated this ability on two occasions, once when he subconsciously created a poorly defined "Watcher" entity just prior to his fourth regeneration, and once when a distilled composite of all his evil and less noble traits broke loose and became the being known as the Valeyard. All incarnations of the Doctor have been seen to be skilled hypnotists too, and most have displayed a talent for disguise and mimicry.
The Doctor is a brilliant engineer, well known for his ability to build a device for any circumstances he encounters. If what he needs is not to hand he often jury-rigs temporary equipment to combat the evils he comes across. His most common tool (other than his TARDIS) is the sonic screwdriver, which can be adapted to a number of uses, most commonly to open locked doors of all varieties. It has also been seen to remotely detonate mines and swamp gas, to repel creatures with sensitive hearing, and even to remove screws. Later incarnations carry psychic paper; those with especially strong wills or genius intellects, or those specifically trained to resist, are able to see that the paper is actually blank, but most people see appropriate forms of official ID that allow the Doctor access to restricted areas or place him in a position of authority. The Doctor also stores a variety of other useful objects in his pockets, which he has finally admitted have an extra dimension sewn into them, making them much bigger on the inside.
Each version of the Doctor has certain abilities and skills peculiar only to that regeneration. The third was a master of unarmed combat, in particular Venusian Aikido, a talent he achieved without any training. The seventh could disrupt the brain's electrons with a touch, allowing him to render people unconscious. The eighth had the ability to read the patterns of time, allowing him to pull out hints about a person's past or future from their timeline.
While the Doctor normally disdains physical violence, he has shown himself in the past to be a skilled swordsman (at least from his fourth incarnation on), having been trained by one of Cleopatra's guards; the twelfth Doctor was able to outfight a skilled opponent (Robin Hood) who was armed with a sword while the Doctor was only armed with a spoon. He is an expert with a crossbow (trained with William Tell), and even his first, elderly form was an able fighter, having learned wrestling from the Mountain Mauler of Montana.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) -When the universe was in its infancy, one of the first civilizations arose on the planet Gallifrey. They were exceptionally long lived, naturally sensitive to the flow of time, and highly telepathic. For many long years the Gallifreyans were ruled by a matriarchal cult led by the Pythia, who ruled through superstition and magic. Gradually an opposing faction arose which embraced science, conquering space and establishing a Gallifreyan Empire. Most notably a triumvirate of three young Gallifreyans came to the fore; the scientist Rassilon, the engineer Omega, and a third individual whose name has been lost to history, remembered only as the Other. Together these three pioneered the science of time travel. Foreseeing that her rule was ending, the 508th Pythia committed suicide, but not before using her vast telepathic powers to curse her people with sterility; no more children would be born of the womb on Gallifrey.
Rassilon turned his attention to this problem, and created vast Looms of genetic material, capable of decanting new Gallifreyans from the primordial soup within. His first few prototypes of the new "Loom-born" Gallifreyans would eventually become known as the Special Executive. The later Loom-born had lesser telepathic abilities and shorter life spans than their Womb-born counterparts, but could regenerate their forms. To keep the population under control, Rassilon organised the Gallifreyans into Houses, and decreed that each House could have only 45 "Cousins" at any one time.
The three friends' experiments into time travel continued, and they came to realize that a very special power source was required to allow development of stable time travel. They would need to capture a black hole. So they developed a stellar manipulator known as the Hand of Omega, able to blow up stars. Unfortunately sabotage by an outside agency meant that Omega's ship was sucked into the newly created void, and he would long be believed dead. But his sacrifice helped make the Gallifreyans Lords of Time.
Back on Gallifrey Rassilon had become a hero, and de facto ruler of the planet. Some nine years after the death of the Pythia, he ordered a massacre of her remaining followers who were hiding in her temple. Rassilon felt no pity for her acolytes as his wife had miscarried when the Pythia invoked her curse, but the Other could not stomach the new totalitarian regime he could see taking over his world. He ordered that his sole surviving relative (and the last child who had been born before the curse), his grand-daughter Susan, be taken safely off-world, for he saw trouble in his planet's future, and then he committed suicide by throwing himself into the Looms, mixing his genetic material with what was already there.
The Other would be proven right; first Rassilon would lead a campaign against any alien powers he deemed might one day threaten his new Gallifrey, exterminating a number of species such as the Charon and the Great Vampires; where possible they would wipe them from history in what would later be termed the Time Wars. And secondly civil war came again to Gallifrey when the Loom-born, tired of being treated as second class citizens, rose up to exterminate their Womb-born fellows. Although Rassilon himself remained venerated as their "father," the rest of the Womb-born were eventually thought to be wiped out, although in truth a handful of them survived, hiding themselves amongst the rest of the population. Some of them survive to this day, millennia later.
Eventually the Time Lords adopted a policy of non-intervention. Forbidden to travel into their own past or future, a people who prided themselves on observing and recording all history ironically (or conveniently) forgot much of their own. Rassilon's era became known as the Old Time.
Theta Sigma/the first Doctor...
A few thousand years ago a new Cousin was born in the House of Lungbarrow. His true name was all but unpronounceable to anyone who wasn't Gallifreyan, and besides, his relatives soon took to calling him by the derisive nicknames "Snail" and "Wormhole" because of the small indentation-like birth mark he had in the lower portion of his chest. Being Loom-borns, none of them recognized what another species would have said was an umbilicus (or "belly-button"). Unknown to all, including the new born, the Other's genetic material had finally been fully restored to a new body. Snail never fitted in and had no real friends amongst his Cousins.
As was expected Snail went to the Academy, the graduates of whom would rise above being simple Gallifreyans to the thousand strong Time Lord elite, and there he gained a new name from his classmates: Theta Sigma, or Thete for short. Enrolled in the Prydonian Chapter, whose members were renowned for being devious, he encountered Irving Braxiatel, a kindred spirit a few classes above him, who also yearned for life beyond the stagnant atmosphere on unchanging Gallifrey. Thete fell in with a group of the brightest students who called themselves the Deca, many of whom would later leave Gallifrey and become renegades from their people. And it was while he was one of the Deca that Thete finally chose a name for himself, rather than letting others pick for him; he became known as the Doctor. He viewed this name he chose as a promise to the universe and to himself: "Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in."
Knowing that the head of his House, Quences, had ambitions of high office for him, the Doctor deliberately scraped a minimum pass mark at the Academy. Angered, Quences disowned the Doctor, and without waiting for permission to do so, had the family Loom decant a new Cousin to replace him. The Doctor informed the head of the Prydonian Chapter of this breach of the rules, and then decided that the time was right to leave his homeworld. Stealing a TARDIS from the repair bays (as the rest were too well guarded), he departed Gallifrey unaware that his House had been excommunicated for creating a new Cousin, their names struck off all records and all his Cousins buried alive in the House for their crime. They would remain there for hundreds of years.
The Doctor soon discovered he had a stowaway in his new TARDIS. The Hand of Omega, which had been in storage for many years since its last use, had recognized in the Doctor the pattern of one of its makers, and followed him on board. It overrode the safeguards that prevented travel into Gallifrey's past, taking the Doctor back to the Old Time. There he soon encountered a young girl living on the streets. Susan, the Other's grand-daughter, had not made it off-planet after all; the instant she and the Doctor met they recognized a connection between them, and when Susan called him "Grandfather" somehow the Doctor knew she was correct no matter how much it defied logic. Together they set off on journeys across the breadth of the universe.
(The Totally Stonking, Surprisingly Educational And Utterly Mindboggling Comic Relief Comic) - In an unspecified alternate reality (perhaps Earth-Crossover - see comments), Britain celebrated Red Nose Day, a bi-annual charity fundraising event. Dan Dare and his friend Albert Digby visited a Treen colony hoping to convince the Mekon, the "stingiest, most hard-boiled egghead in the galaxy," to donate to the telethon, but the tyrant refused, and was backed up by several alien species who would become frequent foes of the Doctor, including Martian Ice Warriors, Cybermen, Draconians, Daleks and Sontarans. The TARDIS materialized and the first Doctor and Susan exited to assist, as did his six later incarnations and their companions Victoria Waterfield, Leela, K-9, Tegan Jovanka and Ace. Together they used a large cannon-like device loaded with red noses "filled with the yoghourt (sic) of human kindness," to transform the attitudes of the alien meanies, making them (semi-)willing contributors. The aliens then queued up to hand their donations to Dare, Digby and the Doctors.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Eventually Susan decided she wanted to try living as a proper teenager for a while. The two Gallifreyans stopped off in 1963 London, England, and Susan enrolled in a local school, Coal Hill, under the alias Susan Foreman, taking the surname from the sign at the front of the junkyard the TARDIS had landed in, I.M. Foreman. But her strange nature soon drew the attention of two of her teachers, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, who followed her home one night to the junkyard. The Doctor had used the prolonged stay to arrange to hide the Hand of Omega on Earth, and possibly because of this and a fear that the teachers might draw the attention of the authorities to the Hand, he took off with them inside the ship, kidnapping them.
Time passed. When Susan fell in love on 22nd century Earth, a world recently freed from Dalek invaders, the Doctor locked her out of the TARDIS and left her behind because he knew she would otherwise sacrifice her own happiness out of a sense of duty to remain with him. Later, Ian and Barbara, having long since earned his trust, eventually returned home. Other companions joined him in his travels, and as he saw more of the universe, the Doctor increasingly encountered beings of evil he felt had to be opposed. After a while his body, old when he had left Gallifrey, finally gave in to time, and he experienced his first regeneration.
the second Doctor...
His new body had a tendency to act the fool while quietly manipulating events behind the scenes. He continued his campaign against evil across the galaxy, and more companions came and went.
(The Totally Stonking, Surprisingly Educational And Utterly Mindboggling Comic Relief Comic) - In an unspecified alternate reality (perhaps Earth-Crossover), Britain celebrated Red Nose Day, a bi-annual charity fundraising event. Dan Dare and his friend Albert Digby visited a Treen colony hoping to convince the Mekon, the "stingiest, most hard-boiled egghead in the galaxy," to donate to the telethon, but the tyrant refused, and was backed up by several alien species who would become frequent foes of the Doctor, including Martian Ice Warriors, Cybermen, Draconians, Daleks and Sontarans. The TARDIS materialized and the second Doctor and his companion Victoria Waterfield exited to assist, as did his prior and next five incarnations and their companions Susan, Leela, K-9, Tegan Jovanka and Ace. Together they used a large cannon-like device , loaded with red noses "filled with the yoghourt (sic) of human kindness," to transform the attitudes of the alien meanies, making them (semi-)willing contributors. The aliens then queued up to hand their donations to Dare, Digby and the Doctors.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Finally he faced a problem that he could not deal with alone, and reluctantly called on the help of the Time Lords. They assisted him, but then put him on trial for breaking their laws on non-interference. The Doctor argued that there were some evils that had to be fought. In the end he won a partial victory. The Time Lords exiled him to a single planet and a single era, but it was his favourite world, Earth, and the era had been chosen because it was a period when the planet would face regular threats from alien incursions. They also ordered that his face be changed again. He had a brief respite during which he secretly carried out missions for the Time Lords, before sentence was finally carried out, and he was forcibly regenerated.
the third Doctor...
The new incarnation of the Doctor arrived shortly after man had started to travel into space, drawing the attention of other races. He agreed to help UNIT, a United Nations taskforce whose remit was to combat alien threats, and worked to repair his TARDIS and beat his exile. After a couple of years his opportunity came when Omega returned, angry at the Time Lords for abandoning him. Unable to deal with the threat themselves, the Time Lords brought together all three versions of the Doctor to battle Omega. His success bought him his freedom; the Time Lords restored his ability to travel in time and space.
(The Totally Stonking, Surprisingly Educational And Utterly Mindboggling Comic Relief Comic) - In an unspecified alternate reality (perhaps Earth-Crossover), Britain celebrated Red Nose Day, a bi-annual charity fundraising event. Dan Dare and his friend Albert Digby visited a Treen colony hoping to convince the Mekon, the "stingiest, most hard-boiled egghead in the galaxy," to donate to the telethon, but the tyrant refused, and was backed up by several alien species who would become frequent foes of the Doctor, including Martian Ice Warriors, Cybermen, Draconians, Daleks and Sontarans. The TARDIS materialized and the third Doctor exited to assist, as did his two prior and next four incarnations and their companions Susan, Victoria Waterfield, Leela, K-9, Tegan Jovanka and Ace. Together they used a large cannon-like device loaded it with red noses "filled with the yoghourt (sic) of human kindness," to transform the attitudes of the alien meanies, making them (semi-)willing contributors. The aliens then queued up to hand their donations to Dare, Digby and the Doctors.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Eventually the third Doctor died too, this time suffering from a massive dose of radiation poisoning, and a fourth version was born, consumed with a wanderlust that was likely a reaction to his previous self's period of enforced stability.
the fourth Doctor...
After many adventures in his latest body, the Doctor finally returned home to Gallifrey, only to be accused of murdering the President of the High Council. In order to prevent his own execution he utilized a little remembered law and declared his intention to stand for the post himself; until the election was over he was protected by legislation put in place to prevent tyrants from murdering their rivals. But the killer turned out to be the other Presidential candidate, Goth, who died while trying to eliminate the Doctor. As the only surviving candidate, the Doctor won by default. Elected to the highest post in Gallifrey, the Doctor did the only thing he could; he ran. But even though he had deserted the post, the title remained his, as the Gallifreyans had no rules to cover this kind of eventuality.
(The Totally Stonking, Surprisingly Educational And Utterly Mindboggling Comic Relief Comic) - In an unspecified alternate reality (perhaps Earth-Crossover), Britain celebrated Red Nose Day, a bi-annual charity fundraising event. Dan Dare and his friend Albert Digby visited a Treen colony hoping to convince the Mekon, the "stingiest, most hard-boiled egghead in the galaxy," to donate to the telethon, but the tyrant refused, and was backed up by several alien species who would become frequent foes of the Doctor, including Martian Ice Warriors, Cybermen, Draconians, Daleks and Sontarans. The TARDIS materialized and the fourth Doctor and his companions Leela and K-9 exited to assist, as did his three prior and next three incarnations and their companions Susan, Tegan Jovanka and Ace. Together they used a large cannon-like device loaded it with red noses "filled with the yoghourt (sic) of human kindness," to transform the attitudes of the alien meanies, making them (semi-)willing contributors. The aliens then queued up to hand their donations to Dare, Digby and the Doctors.
It was during this long lived fourth incarnation's time that the Doctor had his first confirmed and recorded encounter with someone from Reality-616.
(Soulman Inc. Sketch Book) - Blaming the Hulk for the death of his daughter Betty, General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross reached out via less-than-honorable sources and hired the Freelance Peacekeeping Agent Death's Head to go back in time and kill the green goliath years before Betty's life had been endangered. Death's Head confronted the Hulk in a desert in the American mid-west where the Hulk was mourning the recent death of his beloved Jarella, and the pair fought. Learning of this and concerned that a time anomaly might be created with the potential to destroy time and space, the fourth Doctor materialized his TARDIS near the battling behemoths and emerged grinning, asking them to keep the noise down. Nonplussed, the pair halted their fight, and a confused Death's Head asked the new arrival if they had met, noting that he seemed strangely familiar. The Doctor admitted Death's Head had met him before, but not yet, only confusing the mechanoid more, until he spotted the TARDIS (with K-9 emerging) and realization dawned, swiftly followed by dismay. He accused the newcomer of being the Doctor and having come to interfere with his plans again, both of which the grinning Doctor cheerfully acknowledged. While Death's Head screamed in rage at the heavens, the Doctor approached the Hulk and offered him a jelly baby, but the gamma-powered brute declined, angrily pointing out that he didn't eat babies.
Death's Head stormed over, declaring that he wouldn't let the Doctor interfere, but the Time Lord insisted he had no choice, explaining the danger to the space-time continuum. Death's Head refused to believe this, insisting the Doctor just couldn't help interfering in his business. The Doctor responded by telling the mechanoid that he needed to return to his own time, but Death's Head taunted the Doctor to try and make him, adding that he wouldn't be tricked into entering the TARDIS again like last time (for Death's Head, though for the Doctor this encounter had yet to happen). Agreeing that Death's Head had learned from that mistake, the Doctor enquired if he was correct in identifying a T.V.A. (Time Variance Authority) portable time displacement device on Death's Head's belt, and Death's Head glanced down at the device in sudden dread as suspicion began to grow as to what the Doctor was planning. The Doctor continued to explain that he was an authority when it came to time travel and that if K-9 were to transmit the co-ordinates the Doctor had given him earlier that day to the device...
The Doctor's sentence tailed off as K-9 did just what his master had been suggesting, and to Death's Head's chagrin, the mechanoid began to disappear; in desperation he begged the Hulk to do something to stop the Doctor, either hitting him or jumping on K-9, but the confused Hulk just watched as his attacker disappeared. The Doctor congratulated K-9, noting that Death's Head should now have been sent back to his own era, or near enough anyway (in truth, Death's Head ended up in the Savage Land where he was confronted by the Dinobots). The Hulk, still on edge because of Jarella's demise, was unimpressed by the Time Lord's help, insisting he would have smashed "horn face" anyway; declaring he just wanted to be left alone, and that he would smash anyone who bothered him again, the Hulk bounded away. Watching his depart, the Doctor wished him good luck.
Skipping forward in time, the Doctor left a note in Thunderbolt Ross' office on Gamma Base, explaining "Dear General, mission failed, yes? Yours sincerely, the Doctor. P.S. Have a jelly baby instead..."
(X-Men: Chaos Engine Book 3) - The fourth Doctor briefly took over being Chief Physician for Roma on Otherworld from his seventh incarnation.
(2000A.D.#2083 Survival Geeks "Geek Con" part 2) - The fourth Doctor was a guest at Warp Con XXIV, a pan-dimensional event for fans of interdimensional travellers, and hung out in the green room with the eleventh Doctor, watching with bemusement as fellow guests Jace Darkmatter and Countess Eternity (who may have been their respective realities' versions of the Doctor) traded insults; elsewhere in the green room sociopathic mega-genius dimension hopper Rick Sanchez pointed out to his grandson Morty Smith that time travellers Doc. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly had apparently just realized they were late for something, while on the other side of the room William "Bill" S. Preston Esq., Theodore "Ted" Logan and their pal the Grim Reaper chilled with Philip J. Fry and robot Bender Bending Rodriguez.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - The fourth Doctor had numerous other adventures, both picking up and saying goodbye to new companions along the way. Towards the end of this incarnation's life, while briefly travelling alone, the Doctor encountered someone else from the Marvel multiverse...
(Doctor Who Monthly#60) - Using his vast mental powers, the wizard Merlin summoned the TARDIS to Earth's distant future, surprising the Doctor when the TARDIS materialised without him setting the co-ordinates. He emerged to encounter Merlin, who (deliberately) failed to introduce himself, but who intrigued the Doctor by claiming he had summoned the ship with the powers of his mind to help in the hour of Earth's greatest need. The wizard explained that they were in the far future, inside the last surviving stronghold of the light against the barbarian forces of Catavolcus. The castle would soon fall to the enemy, but the old man, who was subsequently called Merlin by one of the defenders, wanted to use the Doctor's TARDIS to evacuate the survivors before a nuclear device he had activated destroyed everything. Having armed the weapon, the two fled back to the time ship as Catavolcus' Neutron Knights pierced the castle wall. The Doctor hurried the retreating defenders into his ship, and they departed seconds before the castle and the attackers were vaporised. The Time Lord set the controls to take his passengers to a safe disembarkation spot, and then passed out. He awoke lying outside the TARDIS in some quiet woods, unsure if what he remembered was real or just a dream. But when he entered his ship, he was met by a vision of Merlin, who informed him that they would meet again, "in some distant time, in some other form."
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Shortly after this the fourth Doctor faced his old enemy the Master once more, and was killed when he fell from the top of a radio telescope. He regenerated again, taking on his youngest looking form to date.
the fifth Doctor...
(Doctor Who Monthly#61 (fb) - BTS) - Following many adventures the Doctor received a mysterious message from the Time Lords. At their behest, he dropped off his travelling companions, and checked into a bed and breakfast in the little English town of Stockbridge.
(Doctor Who Monthly#61) - The Doctor was taking part in a local cricket match when a wave of temporal distortions started, mixing things from different time periods. The Doctor was about to bat, awaiting the bowler's throw, when the cricket ball was swapped for a grenade from the 1940's, which blew apart the wickets. Gunfire then drew the Doctor, a policeman and the other cricketers to a nearby lane, where a local man had discharged a shotgun to drive off attackers wielding swords. When the constable investigated the adjoining woods, he was attacked by a Roman legionary, who then turned on the Doctor. The Doctor deflected the blow with his cricket bat, and the man with the shotgun fired on the Roman, who vanished. Slipping away, the Doctor headed to the spot where he had hidden the TARDIS to check its instruments. Scanning the news channels confirmed that the effect was not localized, so the Doctor decided to collect his belongings from his lodgings and then try to track down the cause. But as he left the TARDIS he was attacked by a knight on horseback.
(Doctor Who Monthly#62) - The Doctor dodged the charge, and the knight was unhorsed when his lance smashed against the TARDIS. The Doctor brought the unconscious man inside the TARDIS, and was in the process of removing his armour to check for injuries when he revived. The knight introduced himself as Sir Justin, and explained that he was snatched from the middle of a joust only to reappear bearing down on the Doctor. The Time Lord stated he would return Justin to his own time, but first he needed to deal with the cause of the temporal anomalies. Foreseeing a chance to perform great deeds, Justin happily agreed to accompany the Doctor. They travelled back to Gallifrey, were the Doctor still held the position of President. Once there the Doctor connected himself to the Matrix, a gigantic computer network containing the preserved memories of all the dead Time Lords, hoping it would help him deduce what was happening. As he did this, Shayde, an insubstantial agent generated by the Matrix, materialised next to the TARDIS and entered the craft. Meanwhile the Doctor's virtual self found himself confronted by representations of Rassilon and two other great Time Lords. They were holding council with other "High Evolutionaries" from the Althrace system and with Merlin the Wise of Earth.
(Doctor Who Monthly#63) - Merlin informed the Doctor that the being behind the time distortions was the demon Melanicus, a foe he banished from this plane of existence a thousand years ago. Melanicus had hijacked a device known as the Event Synthesiser which regulated the flow of time. Rassilon charged the Doctor with finding Melanicus and restoring the Synthesiser to its proper function. Returning to the real world, Justin and the Doctor made their way back to the TARDIS to begin their quest. Before they could take off, however, a beam penetrated Gallifrey's defenses and deposited an assassin inside the ship. As time slowed down for the Doctor and Justin, effectively paralyzing them, Shayde materialized behind the Time Lord and shot the assassin before he could carry out his deadly mission.
Released from the grip of the beam, the TARDIS was sent hurtling into the void by the beings in the Matrix, penetrating the domain of Melanicus. In a place where chaos and insanity reigned they initially found that the ship had materialized floating in a gigantic bathtub alongside a huge toy duck, before it next materialised inside a Hall of Mirrors. The Doctor and Justin emerged into the fairground beyond, where the Doctor spotted someone who looked like his old companion Zoe Herriot. He gave chase, following her into the Ghost Train. Convinced the girl might have an idea as to what was happening in this bizarre world, the Doctor jumped into one of the cars and continued his pursuit, unaware that the shadow man was sitting just behind him. The car proved to be on a rollercoaster track, taking the Doctor rapidly through an entrance marked "Door to Hell". On the other side they were surrounded by flames, and the Doctor realized they were heading straight towards the giant form of the demon Melanicus.
(Doctor Who Monthly#64) - The Doctor was unsure as to whether or not the image before him was real. Meanwhile, back in the Matrix, the three Time Lords he encountered earlier at the council meeting decided to raise the manifestation level of their other agent; having been shadowing the Doctor, Shayde made his presence known, explaining that what the Doctor was facing was a vibratory illusion created by the Synthesiser, indistinguishable from the real thing and just as deadly. However the false Melanicus was no match for the shadow man's gun, and with its destruction the Ghost Train car exited the fake hell. Seconds later it reached the end of the track, dropping the Doctor and his savior from a great height.
Sir Justin had experienced his own worries since the Doctor rushed off, being attacked by a number of armoured men. He retreated into the Hall of Mirrors. At the same time the Doctor awakened, having been stunned by his impact on the ground. Shayde appeared to have vanished, but in fact was hiding within the Doctor's own shadow. The Time Lord examined the room he was in, and accidentally knocked into a coffin laid out behind him. This drew the attention of the coffin's resident, a stereotypical vampiric count. Unimpressed by the Doctor's observation that "you represent a strictly mythical figure drawn largely from a work of Victorian fiction", the count advanced threateningly. But Justin spotted the Doctor being threatened through one of the mirrors in the Hall he was in, and smashed his way through to his ally. He drove the vampire off using the hilt of his sword as a cross, and the two friends rushed back into the TARDIS. Aware that he needed to follow the logic of the weird dimension they were in, the Doctor enquired of Justin as to exactly how many mirrors the knight had been forced to break to save him. Informed that it was four, the Doctor calculated as they take off that they were in for twenty-eight years of bad luck.
(Doctor Who Monthly#65) - To avoid the bad luck, the Doctor slipped the TARDIS sideways into another dimension. Twenty-four hours passed for those inside, while outside twenty-eight years went by. During this time Melanicus caused over a thousand years of war to erupt across a thousand planets, with time zones mixing combatants wildly: the Millennium Wars. On Gallifrey in the Matrix, Merlin consulted with the other High Evolutionaries. As yet Melanicus' limited understanding of the Event Synthesiser had restricted his damage to only a single dimension, but they feared he might discover how to spread the damage across a multitude of dimensions. If the Doctor could not locate the Synthesiser then the entire cosmos was threatened.
Back in the TARDIS the Doctor decided they needed to enter the maelstrom Melanicus had created and land as near to the Synthesiser as possible. The problem was that they had no way of knowing where that was at any given moment. A voice pointed out that its position should be easy to calculate so long as you took into account the size of the Synthesiser and the fact that it didn't move; rather everything else moved in relation to it. The voice proved to be that of Shayde, who finally introduced himself to the Doctor. He explained that he was a mental construct who served the Matrix lords, and was sent to help the Doctor on his mission. While he explained this, the TARDIS picked up a reading, and when the Doctor checked the scanner he was greeted by an extraordinary sight - a crystalline craft composed of pure energy. The craft proved to belong to the Lords of Althrace, one of the groups of High Evolutionaries, who transported the travelers to Althrace, a set of joined planets spinning in the middle of a White Hole.
(Doctor Who Monthly#66) - There the Lords explained the origins of Melanicus, informing the Doctor that the demon had been a native of Althrace. Fleeing to another dimension after an aborted attempt to conquer his home system, he managed to make contact with Catavolcus, then a third century despot. Catavolcus gave Melanicus access to another dimension, Earth's, and in return was given great power and the ability to traverse time. If Merlin had not intervened they would have conquered the Earth. Merlin banished Melanicus back to the dimension he had been hiding in, although Catavolcus remained free, roaming time and space and pillaging planets for their power...at least until he will one day be killed in the nuclear explosion the fourth Doctor nearly witnessed.
According to the Lords of Althrace, Melanicus had turned his full attention to the Earth. The Lords felt responsible, since it was they who first built the Event Synthesiser. Now they planned to unite the wills of all the High Evolutionaries across the galaxies, to stop time and allow the Doctor and Justin to face the villain.
(Doctor Who Monthly#67) - With all time stopped the Doctor followed the co-ordinates he had now been given and landed the TARDIS on a devastated Earth. From the nearby ruins of a church, he and Justin could hear an organ playing. Inside they found the Event Synthesiser, and as the organist continued to play the ground around them erupted. Sir Justin splashed the face of the organist with a hat-full of Holy Water from the font, unmasking him as Melanicus. As the demon turned on his companion, the Doctor faced a fight of his own, when a cadaverous corpse rose from the ground and attempted to throttle him. Justin came to his rescue, but Melanicus had used the diversion to escape. The demon climbed the outside of the bell tower, only to find Shayde waiting for him at the top. The shadow being fired two precise shots, blinding the villain and causing him to plummet downwards. He saved himself by grabbing onto the edge of one of the windows as he fell, unaware that he was now visible to Justin and the Doctor. The young knight drew his sword and charged, smashing through the window to impale the beast on his weapon. A huge explosion of energy knocked the Doctor out, his last sight being the Event Synthesiser being commandeered by its rightful guardian. The Doctor awoke in the church, to find the damaged building whole once more. Justin was gone, and in his place the Doctor was dismayed to find only a statue in memory of his sacrifice. As the Doctor read the epitaph at its base and pondered who could have put it there, he was unaware of the specter of Merlin standing behind him.
The Doctor's reverie was disturbed by a man in cricket gear who reminded the Doctor that it was his turn to bat, and he left the church, St Justinian's, and returns to his game. His mind reeled from his recent experiences, and he noted that everything appeared the same as when things started, leaving him to wonder how much of it was real, or if it was all just a dream. Watching in the shadows at the edge of the green, Shayde was informed his mission was over, and he could return home to Gallifrey.
(comic strips) - The Doctor resumed his travels, eventually picking up a new companion in the form of American fighter pilot Angus "Gus" Goodman.
(Doctor Who Monthly#84) - The TARDIS landed on the planet Celeste. Gus had finally decided to end his travels with the Doctor, who was now trying to get his companion back home. The Doctor told Gus that it might take a while, but he would get them there, and Gus replied that he knew this; he had faith in the TARDIS. As they wandered away from the ship a ragged figure called out a warning to them, telling them to hide or the "Gaunts" would get them. Seconds later they were caught in the spotlight of an airship, and gunfire shattered the ground around them. Armored men (Gaunts) moved towards them, and Gus and the Doctor ran, only for their escape to be blocked by a perimeter wall. Just as the Gaunts were about to gun them down, the earth gave way beneath the travelers, dropping them into a tunnel that someone had been trying to dig under the wall. The Gaunts blocked the tunnel by bulldozing rubble into it, leaving the two friends below only one choice - they had to find the other end if they want to get out.
(Doctor Who Magazine#86) - Making their way along the tunnel, the Doctor and Gus witnessed Gaunts herding men in chains, the enslaved miners. Heading a different way, they were confronted by a giant war 'droid, the Wrekka, who opened fire on them. This noise provided the chained miners a distraction and they turned on their captors. The Doctor and Gus fled back past the point where the miners had just overpowered the Gaunts, closely followed by the Wrekka. As the robot filled the tunnels with tear gas, the Doctor responded to a miner's call for help by grabbing a dropped pistol and shooting off the man's chains. This slight delay gave the Wrekka time to catch up, and the Doctor was knocked out by a stun grenade. The Wrekka loaded the unconscious Time Lord over its shoulder, and herded the captive Gus in front of it. The two men were taken to the office of the owner of the mines, Josiah W. Dogbolter, a humanoid frog, where they were interrogated by Hob, Dogbolter's right-hand robot. When the Doctor's answers failed to please Hob, the little robot ordered the Wrekka to behead Gus. Faced with this threat the Doctor admitted they had arrived in a time machine, a revelation that drew the personal interest of Dogbolter.
(Doctor Who Magazine#87) - Seeing the business opportunities inherent in time travel, Dogbolter demanded to buy the TARDIS. The Doctor refused, but Hob insisted, stating that Dogbolter would pay whatever price the Doctor wanted. Hating to seem inflexible, the Doctor acquiesced: he would sell the TARDIS to Dogbolter in return for half a pound...of frogspawn. Dogbolter's fury began to rise, but before it could erupt the wall of his office was demolished as the rebelling miners smashed a giant bulldozer into the side of the building. In the confusion the Doctor and Gus made good their escape. The TARDIS' departure was witnessed by one of Dogbolter's engineerd, who passes on a description to his employer. Dogbolter, not ready to give up, ordered the bounty hunter known as the Moderator to track down the Time Lord.
The Moderator caught up with the travelers just as they finally reached Gus' home time on Earth. Gus was making his farewells to his friend when the armored mercenary raced into sight and opened fire. Gus shoved the Doctor aside, saving his friend's life, but suffered fatal injuries in his stead. He fired his service revolver at their attacker, whose armor, designed to deflect particles from energy weapons, proved completely useless against primitive lead bullets. The Moderator went down, but Gus died at the Doctor's side. The enraged Time Lord picked up Gus' gun, turned to the wounded bounty hunter...and fired two shots into the killer's dislodged headpiece, whose stuck radio had been pouring out a Vera Lynn song throughout. He then took the injured Moderator into the TARDIS and dropped the man off on the nearest planet capable of giving the alien medical treatment.
(comic strips - BTS) - The Doctor returned to Stockbridge and collected the traveling companions he left behind when the Time Lords originally asked him to wait there. Unsurprisingly he failed to tell them about just how long he had really been gone, or the fact that he picked up two new traveling companions during that time, both of whom died whilst accompanying him. While other things distracted him from his hunt for the employer of the Moderator, he did not forget his desire to find out who was behind the death of his friend. He merely put it on hold.
(The Totally Stonking, Surprisingly Educational And Utterly Mindboggling Comic Relief Comic) - In an unspecified alternate reality (perhaps Earth-Crossover), Britain celebrated Red Nose Day, a bi-annual charity fundraising event. Dan Dare and his friend Albert Digby visited a Treen colony hoping to convince the Mekon, the "stingiest, most hard-boiled egghead in the galaxy," to donate to the telethon, but the tyrant refused, and was backed up by several alien species who would become frequent foes of the Doctor, including Martian Ice Warriors, Cybermen, Draconians, Daleks and Sontarans. The TARDIS materialized and the fifth Doctor and his companion Tegan Jovanka exited to assist, as did his four prior and next two incarnations and their companions Susan, Leela, K-9 and Ace. Together they used a large cannon-like device loaded it with red noses "filled with the yoghourt (sic) of human kindness," to transform the attitudes of the alien meanies, making them (semi-)willing contributors. The aliens then queued up to hand their donations to Dare, Digby and the Doctors.
(2000A.D.#2083 Survival Geeks "Geek Con" part 2 - BTS) - The fifth Doctor may have attended Warp Con XXIV, a pan-dimensional event for fans of interdimensional travelers, as his traveling companion Kamelion was present (see comments).
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - The Doctor continued his travels. Eventually he and his companion of the time, Peri, were exposed to a deadly poison. Only managing to get enough antidote for one of them, the Doctor, refusing to lose another friend, administered the cure to Peri, then regenerated. His new form was more brash and bombastic than the previous, but after a shaky start he and Peri became firm friends.
the sixth Doctor...
(comics - BTS) - Peri decided to take a break from the Doctor, and he returned her to modern day New York. Alone again, he turned his attention to finding out who was behind the Moderator.
(Doctor Who Magazine#88) - The Doctor was on a sleazy alien world tracking down information on the Moderator. Deciding that he finally had enough information to confirm that it was Dogbolter who sent the bounty hunter after him, the Doctor returned to his ship, unaware that he had picked up a tail: a shapeshifting Whifferdill detective named Avan Tarklu was following him, hoping to claim the price on his head. Reaching the TARDIS, the Doctor was attacked by two assassins, also after the money. The Doctor managed to defeat one of them, but the second pulled a gun. Tarklu, unwilling to let someone else get the reward, knocked out the gunman, although in the darkness the Doctor failed to see what happened. Still unaware of the presence of the shapeshifter, the Doctor entered his ship and set the co-ordinates for Dogbolter's base on Venus, only to be caught by surprise when Tarklu revealed himself.
(Doctor Who Magazine#89) - The Whifferdill demanded to be taken to Venus, which the Doctor pointed out was his destination anyway. But the Time Lord was still astonished to discover that he was to be turned in for the reward money, as Tarklu revealed how much his captive was worth to Dogbolter. However, the Doctor convinced Tarklu that by working together to trick Dogbolter they could both get what they wanted; Tarklu the money and the Doctor a measure of payback against Dogbolter. When the TARDIS arrived on Venus a short while later, materializing atop Dogbolter's corporate headquarters, they threw a note out the doors which soon made its way to Hob, who read it to his master. The note stated that the bounty-hunter was willing to deliver the Doctor in return for the reward money. Dogbolter agreed, eager for revenge (by this stage, acquiring the TARDIS had become secondary to dealing with its owner). Having shapeshifted to look like the Doctor, Tarklu was ushered out of the TARDIS by a disguised Doctor, unrecognisable beneath a heavy trenchcoat, beard and low brimmed hat. The "bounty hunter" handed over his prisoner and took the money off of Hob. He then departed in the TARDIS, leaving his captive with the Gaunts. Much to the guards surprise the "Doctor"almost immediately vanished via a quick bit of shapeshifting. The Doctor returned to collect his new ally, and was dismayed to find that the Whifferdill had decided to hang around for a while.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - The Doctor continued to journey with Tarklu, who adopted the name Frobisher. Despite his original misgivings about the Whifferdill, the Doctor soon became good friends with him. After a while the Doctor collected Peri from New York City.
(The Totally Stonking, Surprisingly Educational And Utterly Mindboggling Comic Relief Comic) - In an unspecified alternate reality (perhaps Earth-Crossover), Britain celebrated Red Nose Day, a bi-annual charity fundraising event. Dan Dare and his friend Albert Digby visited a Treen colony hoping to convince the Mekon, the "stingiest, most hard-boiled egghead in the galaxy," to donate to the telethon, but the tyrant refused, and was backed up by several alien species who would become frequent foes of the Doctor, including Martian Ice Warriors, Cybermen, Draconians, Daleks and Sontarans. The TARDIS materialized and the sixth Doctor and Peri exited to assist, as did his five prior and next incarnation and their companions Susan, Leela, K-9 and Ace. Together they used a large cannon-like device loaded it with red noses "filled with the yoghourt (sic) of human kindness," to transform the attitudes of the alien meanies, making them (semi-)willing contributors. The aliens then queued up to hand their donations to Dare, Digby and the Doctors.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Time passed and Peri departed the Doctor's company more permanently.
(The Maltese Penguin audio play) - The Doctor had dropped Frobisher off at the Whifferdill's request, as the shapeshifter wanted to prove to himself he still had what it took to be a detective. Up to his beak in a case involving a mysterious item and with Dogbolter breathing down his neck, Frobisher repeatedly turned down help from his Time Lord friend, who kept popping back to try and convince his friend to resume their journeys together. Eventually, the case solved and Dogbolter thwarted once more, Frobisher rejoined the TARDIS crew.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Frobisher eventually left the Doctor. Much later the Time Lord regenerated again, taking on his seventh form. This new incarnation at first seemed a clown in many respects, but it soon transpired that he was the most manipulative of all the Time Lord's personae, the one closest to being like the Other.
the seventh Doctor...
(Incomplete Death's Head#12 (fb) - BTS) - Recalling Death's Head (who he had apparently had other encounters with - see comments), the Doctor concluded that while he had many bad points, he also had some good ones, and decided to make some "editorial alterations to [his] career," "shaping" some of his adventures to make him a better person. He began by capturing him early in his bounty hunting career when the mechanoid was residing on the planet Scarvix, then transported him through a warp gate to Reality-120185, a universe where two warring factions of Transformers had brought their conflict to Earth.
(Doctor Who Magazine#135) - Traveling in the time vortex, the TARDIS collided with a large obstacle in its path, the giant robot known as Death's Head, forcing both to land. The bump attracted the attention of a Time Warden, who fled the second he saw what the TARDIS had hit. When the Doctor emerged from within the vessel, Death's Head picked up the Time Lord as if he were an insect. The bounty hunter felt that the Doctor had gotten in his way, and when someone did that they either had to have something worth bargaining with him or die, yes? As he was about to pulverize the Doctor, the Time Lord located a Tissue Compression Eliminator he had previously taken from his old foe the Master. Although it was a nasty device which killed people by shrinking them to a fraction of their size, the Doctor decided that desperate situations called for desperate measures, and fired on Death's Head. The effect wasn't quite what he expected; Death's Head was shrunk down to human size, but not destroyed. As the much reduced robot pursued the fleeing Time Lord, the Time Warden again appeared, but departed once more when Death's Head made it clear that helping the Doctor would get him killed.
Having managed to get far enough ahead to stop for a breather, the Doctor realized he had something he could use to bargain with his mechanoid pursuer. He offered the time displaced robot the TARDIS and a demonstration on how to fly it. Death's Head agreed, but didn't trust the Doctor and insisted he accompanied the robot for the first trip. The Doctor programmed the ship, telling Death's Head he was piloting the vessel to Earth in the year 8162, but instead he covertly ordered the ship to lock on the nearest mechanical organism and send it through time solo. When the Doctor activated the controls, Death's Head vanished, his departure lasting just long enough for the robot to realize he had been duped and voice his annoyance. The Time Warden popped his head in the TARDIS door to see what happened, and the Doctor explained his deception. As the Time Warden departed, the Doctor wondered what Death's Head would do on Earth.
(Doctor Who Magazine#140 - BTS) The Doctor picked up a distress signal coming from the planet Ryos. He set down to help, and discovered the person who activated the signal, a medic, but was unable to prevent her falling into in the clutches of the hostile natives. Indeed, he himself was spotted by the locals, and forced to flee as they pursued him riding on the backs of their giant steeds.
(Doctor Who Magazine#140) - Luckily for the Doctor a space salvage merchant called Keepsake also picked up the signal, and with more profit oriented and less noble aims in mind, had also set down. Keepsake spotted the Doctor running from his pursuers, and took off before the Doctor could get on board. But the Time Lord was close enough to get swept up by one of the salvage ship's landing legs, and managed to hang on until Keepsake (who couldn't gain altitude and exit the atmosphere with someone weighing down the landing strut) landed. Once on the ground again, the Doctor introduced himself and roped the reluctant pilot into his rescue mission. They flew over the alien village and dropped detonators which exploded harmlessly above the huts, distracting the locals. While the Doctor skipped off the ship and rushed inside one of the buildings to find the captive medic, the reluctant Keepsake held off the natives for a few minutes. A little later, having successfully accomplished what he set out to do, the Doctor had Keepsake drop him off by the TARDIS, leaving the salvage man to return the extremely pretty, extremely grateful, female medic to civilization.
(Doctor Who Magazine #141) - The Doctor landed on the planet Adeki, unaware he was secretly being watched by shapeshifting Gwanzulum as he found his way to an underground city. Investigating, he discovered some Adekians' corpses, so old they turned to dust when he touched them. The Gwanzulum read his mind and assumed the forms of past companions of the Doctor who had died while traveling with him, hoping to exploit his feelings of guilt and trick the Time Lord into taking them to a new world in his TARDIS, but, presumably fearing he could only take a small number of people in his seemingly tiny vessel, began arguing with one another over who deserved to go. Trying to play on his feelings, one Gwanzulum, having taken the form of the Greek handmaid Katarina, accused the Doctor of having celebrated their deaths, and he responded in anguish that he had never wanted anyone to die, prompting another Gwanzulum, wearing the face of companion Peri Brown, to retort that they had died anyway. However, this set off alarms in the Doctor's mind, because though he had believed Peri dead when she left his company, he had subsequently learned of her survival. Picking up on this, a Gwanzulum disguised as Space Security Agent Sara Kingdom angrily pointed out the mistake and struck "Peri," triggering a fight between the Gwanzulum. Guilt still clouding his thoughts, the Doctor remained confused at the presence of his dead friends, but was prompted by a new arrival, a Gwanzulum posing as his Whifferdill friend Frobisher, to intervene. Realizing their original plan had fallen apart, the arguing Gwanzulum turned on the Doctor, abandoning their disguises to menace him.
(Doctor Who Magazine #142) - While some of the Gwanzulum chased the Doctor through the tunnels, other took the forms of his earlier incarnations, and intervened to "rescue" him. Now claiming that a temporal disruption had caused them all to come to the same point in time and space, breaking the laws of time, the "Doctors" explained that the "companions" had been Gwanzulum, telepathic shapeshifters, and advised that they should all depart via the TARDIS immediately in order to get back to their own timestreams. Still reeling from his experience, the real Doctor overlooked one fake acting out of character by dismissing the idea of exploring the city further as "boring," and they tried to hurry the Doctor when he discovered the Adeki's wall paintings as they headed back to the surface, though one Gwanzulum couldn't resist boastfully clarifying that the Gwanzulum were not just shapeshifters, but the original shapeshifters. On the surface, two Gwanzulum unsuccessfully tried to blast their way into the TARDIS with a laser, the explosive sound causing the others to rush to the surface, fearing their compatriots had damaged the vessel, and so leaving the Doctor alone to uncover part of the paintings the Gwanzulum had tried to cover over, the segment that identified the Gwanzulum's parasitic nature. He rushed to warn "himself," but moments after he reached the TARDIS, a handful of Gwanzulum in their natural forms emerged from the tunnels and encircled the "Doctors," hoping this would pressure the real Doctor into letting the others into the ship. However, needing the Doctor to unlock the vessel, they hung back, thereby raising his suspicions. When the "fourth Doctor" noted that a field laser could easily take out the Gwanzulum while they were out in the open like this, the uncharacteristic suggestion of using gratuitous violence as a means to an end alerted the real Doctor to the deception. Confirming his suspicions by suggesting they enter the TARDIS in age order, youngest first, an offer the "first Doctor" naturally declined, the real Doctor falsely informed the "other Doctors" that only one of them could enter at a time due to the ship's defences, and told the others to wait outside while he went in and disarmed them. The Gwanzulum let the Doctor enter his TARDIS alone, and he swiftly shut the doors and initiated its dematerialization, informing the protesting Gwanzulum via the TARDIS monitor of how he had seen through their trick, and that he would not take them to another world to drain dry. Blaming one another for their failure, the Gwanzulum began fighting, with one bewailing that they would never get off Adeki, but another chastised him; sooner or later there would be other travelers to fool.
(Doctor Who Magazine#148 (fb) - BTS) - The seventh incarnation of the Doctor decided to visit Maruthea to attend his friend Bonjaxx's birthday party.
(Doctor Who Magazine#143 - BTS) - Attempting to visit Maruthea, the Doctor instead landed inside a prefabricated building on an alien world. Recognizing that he was in the place, he decided he needed to get his bearings if he wanted to reach Maruthea, and set off to find out where he was; it would turn out to be small human colony on the planet Mekrom.
(Doctor Who Magazine#144 - BTS) - After helping a Foreign Hazard Duty team resolve a situation in the colony, the Doctor prepared to set off for Maruthea again now that he had his starting location.
(Doctor Who Magazine#145 - BTS) - Trying again to reach Maruthea, the Doctor landed on the planet Tojana, a world where the last remaining land was about to be swallowed by the oceans.
(Doctor Who Magazine#148 - BTS) - Trying yet again to reach Maruthea the Doctor instead arrived at London, Earth, circa 1992, during the middle of an invasion by the Gantacs. He burst out of the TARDIS carrying Bonjaxx's present and singing "Happy Birthday" before realizing his mistake. Gantac security swooped in before he could leave, demanding to know who he was, then electroshocked him for giving an unsatisfactory answer, causing him to drop the present. The falling box opened, releasing the intended gift, a cute, tiny, furry juvenile Kar-Parian Ohmodom. One of the Gantacs sadistically decided to execute the creature, ignoring the Doctor's warnings that exposing it to a large electrical discharge was a bad idea. The energy caused the Ohmodom to instantly jolt into its adult phase, a far less cute and much larger creature with vicious fangs, claws and horns. As it chased the Gantacs off, the Doctor noted that this had totally ruined his friend's birthday surprise.
(Doctor Who Magazine#150 - BTS) - After seeing off the Gantac invasion, the Doctor collected the still adult but surprisingly friendly Ohmodom, and said his goodbye to a friend who had assisted him, explaining that he couldn't stay around for the liberation celebrations as he was already a day late for Bonjaxx's party.
(Doctor Who Magazine#151 - BTS) - Still trying to reach Bonjaxx's party on Maruthea, the Doctor instead landed on the planet Archimedes, where the Doctor got dragged into helping a reporter solve a mystery before continuing on his way to the party.
(Doctor Who Magazine#152 - BTS) - STILL trying to reach Bonjaxx's party on Maruthea, the Doctor instead landed on the planet Hell, recently conquered by the Daleks, and teamed with with Dalek-Killer Abslom Daak.
(Death's Head#8) - The Doctor was taking part in a seaside pier pantomime playing the part of the jester when Death's Head materialised on the stage behind him. The mechanoid had been hired by Dogbolter to kill the Doctor and was using the ruthless businessman's new prototype time travel pack. Before he could fire on his target, a trap door beneath the robot dropped him into the basement, and the Doctor legged it. As Death's Head hunted through the theatre for his prey, the Doctor escaped disguised as the front end of a pantomime horse. He returned to his TARDIS and set random co-ordinates, hoping that would lose his pursuer, but before he took off Death's Head materialised inside the ship. His arrival triggered the vessel's Geiger counter, leading the Doctor to conclude that the device on the bounty hunter's back was about to go nuclear. Death's Head realized that Dogbolter had set him up and forced the Doctor at gunpoint to take him back to Dogbolter's headquarters in the 82nd century. Once there he handed his gun over to the Doctor and told him to shoot off the straps that were holding the time pack / bomb to his back. That failed to work, but an attempt by the Doctor to pick the locks on the straps succeeded. Death's Head threw the explosive device out of the TARDIS, and they departed just before it detonated; however, Dogbolter and Hob were caught in the blast. The Doctor materialized the ship so Death's Head could depart, failing to mention to the robot that as well as traversing time and space he had also piloted the TARDIS across realities to Earth-616. Before he stepped outside, the mechanoid warned him they were quits now - next time they met he might kill the Time Lord. The Doctor, tired of the threats, gave him back his gun and informed DH he would need it, and all his other weapons, because the Doctor would not be easy to kill. Then he added that Death's Head was doomed, because the mechanoid was incapable of change. And with this he departed, leaving the robot wondering where the Doctor had deposited him, unaware (for the moment at least) that he was atop Four's Freedom Plaza, the home of the Fantastic Four.
(Excalibur#25 (fb) - BTS) - The Doctor encountered Reality-616's Alistaire Stuart, the Scientific Advisor of W.H.O. (Weird Happenings Organisation), during a period when the latter was skipping between realities with Reality-616's Excalibur superhero team. They got into a discussion of trans-temporal relativity dynamics. This discussion somehow resulted in Alistaire possessing a device which generated trans-temporal anomalies with resulting energy fractures, though whether the Doctor gave Alistaire the device, helped him identify a device he'd already found, or was connected to the device in some other manner remains unrevealed.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - A short while later the Doctor retrieved his (then) current companion, Ace, whom he had left dinosaur-spotting in the Cretaceous.
(Doctor Who Magazine#173) - The Doctor had been trying to make it to Maruthea, a space-port at the centre of the space-time vortex, in order to attend his friend Bonjaxx's birthday party. As he landed another TARDIS was departing, with the Doctor in that craft having just expelled some penguins who were looking for a friend of theirs. The Doctor caught sight of the dematerializing ship, although Ace did not, and he commented to his friend that anything could happen here, and frequently did. They entered Bonjaxx's bar, where the Doctor greeted his old friend. As the Daemon bar owner put the Doctor's gift on a pile of identical ones (probably given by other incarnations of the Time Lord, as they were all identically wrapped), he informed the Doctor that someone was looking for him earlier. The Doctor glanced around the bar, which was filled with a large number of familiar faces (see comments). He and Ace sat down at a table, and the Doctor mused aloud, wondering who would know he was attending the festivities. Ace suggested it might be Death's Head, who was sitting at a nearby table counting his money. Death's Head raised his glass in acknowledgement of the Doctor. Then Ace wondered if it might be a couple who were approaching where she and the Doctor were sitting. The Doctor turned to look, and after a few seconds, recognition hit him, and he said hello to his future self. Meanwhile Ace introduced herself to the other Doctor's companion, Ria. Before things could progress further an extremely drunk Beep the Meep arrived, looking for revenge. A brawl erupted, dragging almost everyone in bar into it. Everyone except the Doctor, who continued their conversation untouched by the chaos around them. As the fight started to wind down, the Doctor retrieved their companions, thanked Bonjaxx for the party, and walked out. Each Doctor returned to their respective TARDIS, just as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor arrived at the party, materialising his ship amidst the wreckage of the bar.
(Incomplete Death's Head#12 (fb) - BTS/Incomplete Death's Head#1 - BTS) - Later learning that Hob, now a monstrous behemoth obsessed with finding Dogbolter and getting revenge of Death's Head and the Doctor for exposing him to the nuclear explosion that hurtled him out of time and space, had been at Maruthea covertly observing the party, and that the drunken Death's Head he had seen in Bonjaxx's was thus in mortal danger, the Doctor manipulated a future incarnation of the bounty hunter, Death's Head (Minion), and Minion's partner, Tuck, transmatting them to Maruthea some hours prior to the party so the pair could back up the younger Death's Head against Hob and prevent the younger Death's Head from paradoxically dying before his time. Death's Head (Minion) found Hob's virtual reality re-run of his original body's life, which Hob was using to search for clues to the long-lost Dogbolter's whereabouts.
(Incomplete Death's Head#12) - After the (early seventh) Doctor had departed Hob attacked the original Death's Head, but the newer Death's Head came to his rescue, and together they managed to destroy Hob. The (later seventh) Doctor returned, wiped the original Death's Head memory of meeting his future counterpart, and explained that it was he who sent the new Death's Head and his partner Tuck to Maruthea, to thwart Hob. The newer Death's Head was annoyed at being manipulated but let it go under the circumstances. The Doctor offered to buy him and Tuck a drink, but the cyborg bounty hunter passed. As he got ready to depart, the Doctor extended an offer to Tuck to look him up if she ever wanted a new partner. The Doctor watched as the two of them left, then helped the original Deaths' Head back up and suggested he attend a party - such as the one in Bonjaxx's bar.
(The Totally Stonking, Surprisingly Educational And Utterly Mindboggling Comic Relief Comic) - In an unspecified alternate reality (perhaps Earth-Crossover), Britain celebrated Red Nose Day, a bi-annual charity fundraising event. Dan Dare and his friend Albert Digby visited a Treen colony hoping to convince the Mekon, the "stingiest, most hard-boiled egghead in the galaxy," to donate to the telethon, but the tyrant refused, and was backed up by several alien species who would become frequent foes of the Doctor, including Martian Ice Warriors, Cybermen, Draconians, Daleks and Sontarans. The TARDIS materialized and the seventh Doctor and Ace exited to assist, as did his six prior incarnations and their companions Susan, Leela, K-9 and Tegan Jovanka. Together they used a large cannon-like device loaded it with red noses "filled with the yoghourt (sic) of human kindness," to transform the attitudes of the alien meanies, making them (semi-)willing contributors. The aliens then queued up to hand their donations to Dare, Digby and the Doctors.
(proposed but ultimately unproduced comic strip) - The seventh Doctor and Ace encountered Doctor Strange.
(X-Men: Chaos Engine Book Two) - The seventh Doctor briefly served as Chief Physician for Roma on Otherworld, before departing and letting a younger incarnation take over.
(The Quantum Possibility Engine audio play) - Having become President of the Solar System by simply promising the electorate everything they wanted (with no intention of delivering), Dogbolter used threats of assassinating both herself and her friends to coerce the Doctor's companion Melanie Bush into knocking out the Doctor and Ace, stealing the TARDIS and delivering them to him, along with the TARDIS operating manual. Dogbolter then went back in time and gave his earlier self the time vessel, allowing his scientists to spend years analyzing it and construct a Quantum Possibility Engine, able to alter history within the solar system at will; whenever anything happened that he didn't like, he rolled back time and changed the events. The temporal disruption was detected by the Time Lords, so Co-ordinator Narvin of the Gallifreyan C.I.A. (Celestial Intervention Agency) broke the Doctor and Ace out of Dogbolter's prison, but when Hob discovered them investigating the Engine, he used it to change their timelines so they were no longer dangers to his master. However, adding the three time travelers, two of them Time Lords, to the system and trying to assimilate them began overloading the Engine's ability to rewrite events. At the same time the warlike Krasi invaded the solar system, confident the Engine wasn't powerful enough to overwrite so major an event. However, Mel redeemed herself, hacking the Engine to gain sufficient control to fully restore the Doctor, Ace and Narvin's true memories; himself once more, the Doctor exploited the Krasi's obsession with appearing positively to the wider universe to force them to withdraw. They stopped on the space station Dogbolter housed the Engine on, intending to steal it, but Dogbolter blew it up remotely, destroying both them, the Engine, and all of Dogbolter's copies of the technology, though not before Mel stole back the TARDIS and reunited with her friends.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - After a long series of adventures the seventh incarnation of the Doctor finally met his end in San Francisco, and was reborn as a younger-looking, less cynical individual.
the eighth Doctor...
This eighth incarnation had a turbulent existence, experiencing a number of bouts of amnesia and having his history rewritten by the Faction Paradox, including causing the paradoxical demise of many of his travelling companions who should have lived, though he was later able to undo most of these assassinations.
(Doctor Who Magazine#262) - When the Doctor was poisoned and rendered catatonic, his companions Izzy Sinclair and Fey Truscott-Sade returned him to Gallifrey for treatment. Hooked him into the Matrix, the Doctor once more encountered the High Evolutionaries: Rassilon, Bedevere, Morvane, Dakon Theka and the Thane of Kordar, but was surprised to find Merlin's place on the assemblage taken by Demonsella Drin, a representative of the Order of the Black Sun, an organization that had fought a Time War with Gallifrey back in Rassilon's day.
(TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - He battled Rassilon, the founder of Time Lord society, and even destroying his own homeworld Gallifrey and virtually his entire species retroactively, so that they never existed, though he later reversed this and reinstated them.
(Doctor Who Magazine#292) - The Doctor sought to stop the Master from usurping control of the Glory, a device at the focal point of the Omniversal Spectrum which kept the structure of the Omniverse whole. The Glory's current but dying Keeper of the Omniversal Spectrum, Esterath the Gatherer, explained to the Doctor that while he had crossed dimensional planes in the past, he had always remained confined within his own multiversal realm (a disputable assertion, unless the Marvel multiverse and the Doctor's are one and the same or heavily overlap). Esterath further clarified that the time/space vortex the Doctor normally travelled through was merely a tributary, and in comparison the Omniversal Spectrum was the "ocean of reality." To prove his point, Esterath showed the Doctor glimpses of other realities, including Reality-616, where Spider-Man was battling Doctor Octopus (as depicted in Amazing Spider-Man I#12).
(Fantastic Four III#9 (fb) - BTS) - The Doctor provided his Earth-616 friend Reed Richards with second-hand dimensionally transcendental technology to create a warehouse to store his discoveries and inventions; the entrance was disguised as a British public telephone box (see comments).
(new TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - However the Time Lords were subsequently caught up in a temporal war with the Daleks, in what became known as the Last Great Time War. The early history of the Time Lords was rewritten, though whether by the Daleks in an attempt to eliminate their foes, or the Time Lords themselves as a way of strengthening themselves, remains unclear. The womb-born Gallifreyans were restored, with many Loom-borns retroactively becoming womb-born instead; Susan became the Doctor's granddaughter rather than the Other's.
Though the Doctor tried to avoid becoming involved in the war, he was eventually forced to do so in the hopes of ending the conflict, as countless innocent worlds were being caught in the crossfire. Dying, the eighth Doctor regenerated into a new body with a persona more willing to use violence and whatever means necessary to get the job done; having given up on the promise behind his chosen name, his new body's declared himself "Doctor no more."
the "War Doctor"...
(new TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Despite his first words post-regeneration, for a short time the new incarnation continued to call himself the Doctor. He recruited his old travellng companion Feyde to help fight the Daleks, battling alongside her and the Sisterhood of Karn in the Dorian Nexus against the Dalek's ally, the Morlontoa of the Seventh Sky, but it proved to be, by his own description, "the words day of the Time War." To defend a Quantum Intrinsic Field Projector intended to stop the Morlontoa and protect the Nexus, Feyde was forced to slay innocents transformed into monsters by their foe, only to see the device fail anyway. The Morlontoa generated an unreality wave that wiped the planet and its inhabitants out of existence; the Doctor and the Sisterhood narrowly escaped, but Feyde was not so lucky, and with her seeming demise, the Doctor abandoned his title, feeling himself no longer worthy of it. He maintained no consistent alias through the rest of the conflict, though others retroactively described him as the "War Doctor."
After many, many centuries of fighting, sufficient for even a slow-aging Gallifreyan to grow old, the War Doctor came to the conclusion that the Time Lords, having unleashed all their previously forbidden and destructive weapons against the Daleks regardless of collateral damage, and now under the leadership of the returned Rassilon, had become as bad as the Daleks, and that the war could only be ended by utterly destroying both sides. With the Dalek's last, massive space armada besieging Gallifrey, the War Doctor stole the last, most forbidden of Gallifreyan weapons, the Moment, which had gone unused only because the sentient weapon had developed a conscience, and prepared to burn the entire region to cinders.
The Moment sensed the War Doctor's reluctance to undertake this drastic action, and offered to help him choose whether to go through with it or not; though time locks had been set up by both sides to prevent anyone time traveling in or out of the war era (in each case to prevent the opposing side wiping out their enemy by taking them out during their species' infancy), the Moment easily breached these and sent the War Doctor forward down his own timeline to meet two of his future incarnations. Though they had reclaimed the name Doctor, both recalled deploying the Moment and destroying Gallifrey with shame and regret, burying their memory of having been the War Doctor and pretending, even to themselves, that he didn't exist. However, the War Doctor also learned that the regret over destroying Gallifrey had made his future selves better people, willing to do anything to find more peaceful solutions rather than be forced to become destroyers again.
Feeling his decision confirmed, the War Doctor returned to his own time to detonate the device, but the Moment let the two future incarnations follow him back through the time locks. Initially they merely intended to lend their earlier self moral support in his decision - they acknowledged that their feeling he was unworthy of using the name of the Doctor was unfair, stating that he had been the Doctor, but on "the day it was impossible to get it right." However, Clara, the companion to the Doctor furthest into the future, recognizing the guilt her Doctor carried every day, prompted the three incarnations to look for another solution. Though a single Doctor had no other options, the trio realized that multiple incarnations being present provided them with a different route. The Moment allowed the Doctor to breach his own personal timeline, so that thirteen incarnations (the eight prior to the War Doctor and four who would succeed him) could work in unison to try to move Gallifrey out of time entirely and into a pocket dimension, frozen in a single moment; though they could not be sure whether their actions successfully preserved Gallifrey or merely destroyed it, the Doctors' actions removed the planet from their dimension. The Daleks, whose fleet englobed the planet firing planet-busting weapons down upon it, suddenly found themselves firing upon one another, and their forces were decimated. The earlier incarnations of the Doctor returned to their own time periods; their timelines out of synch, none of them bar the latest incarnation (the thirteenth body, but "eleventh" Doctor) would recall what happened. Despite knowing that he would soon only recall his decision to destroy his own people, and not that he had tried to save them, the War Doctor thanked the two incarnations he had met for letting him finally be the Doctor again, and departed. Moments after leaving his later selves, he regenerated; ironically, a Doctor whose life had been nothing but constant war became the first incarnation since the original to succumb to old age.
the ninth Doctor...
The newly regenerated Doctor believed himself to be the last of his people, and their destroyer, and suffered from Survivor's Guilt. However, he continued doing the only thing he knew, saving the universe. A new companion, Rose Tyler, gradually managed to lighten his mood, even after he discovered the Daleks had survived and the "loss" of his own people had been in vain.
(Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man#8 (fb) - BTS/Avenging Spider-Man#8 (fb) - BTS) - The ninth Doctor and Rose visited Earth-616's Manhattan at least once, possibly twice (see comments).
(The Parting of the Ways TV story) - When the Daleks attacked the Earth in 200,100 A.D., Rose temporarily gained vast temporal powers and, from the orbiting Bad Wolf Corporation's Game Station, used them to destroy all the Daleks. After this, she sent the words "Bad Wolf" back through her own personal timeline, appearing variously as place names, passing comments and graffiti, subtle clues to lead her to this point. Knowing the energies coursing through her body would soon kill her if not swiftly removed, the Doctor drained them into himself, sacrificing himself to save her. He regenerated into his next form, a thin and lanky incarnation slightly less burdened by the guilt.
the tenth Doctor...
(new TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - The tenth Doctor was generally much more cheerful than his predecessor, but by his own admission, gave "no second chances"; many would-be marauders and invaders across the universe learned the hard way that he was not a man to cross. Eventually he was shot by a Dalek, and regenerated, but managed for once to retain his existing appearance and personality (his next incarnation later stated "Number ten once regenerated and kept the same face. I had vanity issues at the time.") Still considered the tenth Doctor, but now in his penultimate form with only one regeneration left to him, this incarnation was one of those who subsequently encountered the War Doctor and helped save Gallifrey during the Time War.
the eleventh Doctor...
In time he too regenerated, transforming into an even younger-looking man with a pronounced chin.
(2000A.D.#2083 Survival Geeks "Geek Con" part 2) - The eleventh Doctor was a guest at Warp Con XXIV, a pan-dimensional event for fans of interdimensional travellers. Before heading up to the green room, he walked through the crowds in the main hall, rubbing shoulders with TV weatherman Phil Connors, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Nyota Uhura of the Terran Empire's ISS Enterprise, South Park's evil Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski and Eric Cartman, Planetary Express' Philip J. Fry and Turanga Leela, time travellers Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown, dimension hoppers Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, two different dimensional variants of Marvin the Paranoid Android, Samurai Jack, TEC officer Max Walker, pooka Frank the rabbit, Booster Gold, Austin Powers, William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan, Trimaxion Drone Ship Navigator David Freeman, Spock and Sulu from the Klingon Bird of Prey Bounty, monsters Mike Wazowski and James P. "Sully" Sullivan, Gabe Law, escaped mental patient Jeffrey Goines, Earth-30's comrade of steel Superman, Ashley J. "Ash" Williams, time-leaping girl Makoto Konno, and time-looping technicians Aaron and Abe. After witnessing the convention crowds going wild for new arrivals the Survival Geeks of Earth-3964, the Doctor headed up to the green room, where he hung out with his fourth incarnation, watching the other convention guests interact.
(new TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - The eleventh Doctor later joined his previous incarnation in meeting the War Doctor and saving Gallifrey. As the senior incarnation present through most of that encounter, he retained his memories of their meeting, and so was finally aware that Gallifrey might still stand, a hope bolstered by an encounter by another, apparently far future incarnation, the Curator, who looked like an aged version of the fourth Doctor. The Curator hinted that the Doctor's gambit to to save his homeworld had been successful, and, with renewed hope, the Doctor dedicated himself to a new goal - finding Gallifrey.
"My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone's. It's taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I'm going. Where I've always been going. Home. The long way round."
With no regenerations left, this should have been the Doctor's final life, but eventually on the planet Trenzalore he discovered a crack in space-time created by the Time Lords, literally calling out to him. Having survived in their pocket universe, the Gallifreyans were uncertain that they had found their home reality again and that it was safe to emerge, and so were broadcasting signal setting a question only the Doctor could answer - asking him to state his true name. Fearing the Time Lords nearly as much as the Daleks, and that their return might reignite the Time War, many species tried first to slay the Doctor and then later threatened to destroy Trenzalore itself. Hesitant to bring back Gallifrey for fear of what his people might do to the universe, but unwilling to let the planet's innocent populace be slain, the Doctor spent centuries trapped on Trenzalore protecting them, slowly aging into infirmity. Finally believing the Doctor too weak to defend the world, the Daleks attacked Trenzalore, but the Doctor's companion Clara Oswald made an appeal via the crack to the Time Lords for help. The Doctor's people remotely granted him a new regeneration cycle, and he used the massive energy discharge as his body began to change once more to destroy the Dalek fleet.
the twelfth Doctor...
The Doctor's first body of his new regeneration cycle was an older-looking man with a Scottish accent, angry eyebrows, and a tendency towards insulting friends and foes alike, the former unintentionally (probably), the latter deliberately.
(Doctor Who Magazine#500) - Deciding it was finally time to bring Dogbolter to justice for the murder of his friend Gus Goodman, the Doctor enlisted the aid of several former companions for a complicated sting operation.
Despite having been very close to the exploding bomb he had planted on Death's Head with the intention of killing the Doctor, Dogbolter had somehow survived, and continued to run Intra-Venus with his customary ruthless pursuit of profit, still assisted by Hob (presumably either retrieved post-Maruthea and rebuilt, or recreated using back-up copies of his pre-bomb memories).
Knowing Dogbolter still coveted the TARDIS, the Doctor first froze the people of early 21st century Stockbridge in time (to keep them safe, and provide a visible reason for his presence), bar his old ally Maxwell Edison. Keeping Max in the dark so his reactions would be visibly genuine, the Doctor then travelled to Stockbridge and informed Max that he was there to "investigate" the temporal anomaly, though Max was disappointed as he had initially hoped the Doctor had come to celebrate Max's birthday with him. Their activities were covertly recorded by flying cameras provided by the fourth Doctor's former companion Sharon Davies, now Sharon Allen of the Galactic Broadcasting Corporation.
Meanwhile, in the far future Intra-Venus Inc. was holding a massive public party to celebrate Dogbolter's 500th birthday, an event being broadcast across the known universe by the GBC. Posing as the Doctor's time-manipulating foe Chiyoko, the shapeshifting Frobisher, companion to the sixth and seventh Doctors, contacted Dogbolter and informed the batrachian that "she" had frozen Stockbridge to lure the Doctor there. Dogbolter sent temporal mercenaries led by the reptilian Gol Clutha to capture the Doctor and Max and bring them to St. Justinian's Church (named for the fifth Doctor's late companion, Sir Justin) where Dogbolter, Hob and "Chiyoko" were waiting.
In Dogbolter's absence, the tenth Doctor's former companion Majenta Pryce, a marginally less ruthless but no less cunning businesswoman than Dogbolter, called an emergency meeting of Intra-Venus' major shareholders, and blackmailed them with evidence of various crimes they had committed intending to force them to sell their shares, valued at 12 billion credits each, for an infinitesimal fraction of their actual value. When Dogbolter's daughter, Berakka, tried to kill Majenta to prevent this, Majenta's back-up, the eighth Doctor's former companion Destrii, intervened and easily disarmed Berakka. With no further opposition, Majenta reduced her offer even further, buying out the shareholders for five credits per share, and installed herself as Intra-Venus' new C.E.O.
Back at St. Justinian's, the Doctor let the gloating Dogbolter boast how he planned to use the TARDIS to eliminate competitors before they were born and cheat on the stock market, unaware his words were being broadcast live galaxywide back in his own time. The Doctor then asked if Dogbolter remembered hiring the assassin who killed Gus, but Dogbolter retorted that he couldn't: "You know how many nobodies I've killed to get where I am today? Anybody gets in my way, they die, or wish they had." Dogbolter then ordered Gol Clutha to kill the Doctor, prompting "Chiyoko" to try and talk him into delaying this; hearing "Chiyoko's" speech patterns slip out of character, Dogbolter realized his ally was not who "she" seemed, so Frobisher dropped the disguise and assumed a form strong enough to knock out all the mercenaries. Since Frobisher had once cost Dogbolter a considerable sum of money, Dogbolter did remember him, and had prepared for another encounter, instructing Hob to activate a null-beam that locked Frobisher back into his most common, and least combat-worthy, penguin form. Dogbolter then attacked the Doctor directly, pulling a blaster, but Max tackled him, and before Dogbolter could recover he was knocked out by a parcel (Max's birthday present) thrown by the newly arrived Izzy Sinclair, former companion to the eighth Doctor.
When Dogbolter regained consciousness to find himself bound, he threatened to kill all of the Doctor's friends, but Sharon revealed her presence and informed him that his confession to mass murder had been widely broadcast. Dogbolter confidently retorted that his lawyers would make the courts believe it had all been faked, only for the Doctor to counter by telling him that thanks to Majenta he would be suffering from a severe cash flow problem, and wouldn't be able to afford a good legal team.
Dogbolter was returned to his own time to be arrested by Intersol, while the Doctor took Max and all the former companions who had helped bring the crooked frog down to celebrate Max's sixtieth birthday party on the planet Cornucopia.
(Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year 2#1) - Allegedly to help sooth a sore throat, the Doctor visited Milo, a starliner barman who made the best Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters in time and space. While enjoying his drink, he was accosted by Lucifer van Volk, captain of the pirate Steel Reivers. Trying to place the name, the Doctor recalled meeting a Van Dyne, saying he had needed a magnifying glass to see her, and a von Doom, a humorless tin-pot of a guy (see comments).
(new TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Fatally injured while fighting two incarnations of the Master and the Cybermen, the Doctor again regenerated, for the first time changing gender to become a younger blonde woman.
the thirteenth Doctor...
(Doctor Who Magazine#531) - The Doctor and her friends Yasmin Khan, Ryan Sinclair and Graham O'Brien visited the city of Radiant Stone on the planet Gatan, but found it in ruins, and were caught up in a battle between two bio-mechanical soldiers, Tumat and Kraytos.
(Doctor Who Magazine#532) - Evading the pair, the Doctor learned that the devastation was solely down to the prolonged battle between the two soldiers, and learned that their fight was being televised and monetized by the Freedom Thought Network, run by Berakka Dogbolter.
(Doctor Who Magazine#533) - Berakka admitted to the Doctor that she had initially wanted revenge for the Time Lord engineering her father's downfall, but was now grateful as it had forced her to forge her own financial empire via the FTN. However, as soon as the Doctor made it clear that she intended to put a stop to the battle, and thus to Berakka making money off of it, Berakka decided to kill the Doctor, and attacked her with a sword.
(Doctor Who Magazine#534) - With the timely help of her trio of friends, the Doctor disarmed and overpowered Berakka, then used a teleporter to merge the two combatants, ending the conflict. To ensure Berakka could not simply monetize another war, the Doctor then used Berakka's own thought-casting equipment to broadcast the grief being experienced by a child orphaned during the fight directly into the minds of the viewers; feeling the pain of someone whose life had been devastated by the conflict ensured none of them would again be able to enjoy watching bloodshed like this. Shutting down Berakka's broadcast, the Doctor vowed to keep an eye on the younger Dogbolter in future.
(new TV series, comics, novels, audio plays) - Further regenerations would eventually follow, including a red-haired man who impersonated Merlin.
(Doctor Who Magazine#173) - An unspecified future incarnation of the Doctor attended Bonjaxx's party at Maruthea with his companion Ria. While there he met his seventh incarnation and Ace.
Comments: Created by Sidney Newman and Donald Wilson. The incarnations of the Doctor have been played on television by William Hartnell (1st), Richard Hurndall (1st, in the 20th Anniversary special after Hartnell passed away), Patrick Troughton (2nd), Jon Pertwee (3rd), Tom Baker (4th), Peter Davison (5th), Colin Baker (6th), Sylvester McCoy (7th), Paul McGann (8th), Christopher Eccleston (9th), David Tennant (10th), Matt Smith (11th), John Hurt (the "War Doctor" retroactively revealed to be the incarnation between McGann and Eccleston), Peter Capaldi (12th) and currently Jodie Whittaker (13th). As Per Degaton points out, a villainous future incarnation of the Doctor, the Valeyard, was played in the show by actor Michael Jayston, while Toby Jones played "the Dream Lord," a psychic manifestation of the Doctor's darker impulses. The first seven incarnations and the Valeyard all appeared in the series' original run, from November 1963 until December 1989, an impressive 26 year run; dropping ratings and internal politics at the BBC saw the series "rested" (note - it wasn't actually announced as having been cancelled at the time), but the show returned as a one-off pilot for a joint US-UK co-production between Fox and the BBC, which is when McGann took up the role. Fox's decision not to continue beyond the pilot saw the show return to limbo, but it was again revived in 2005, and has been running ever since, introducing the Doctors from Eccleston onwards. For the show's 50th anniversary, David Bradley portrayed William Hartnell in a docudrama Adventures in Time and Space that depicted the story behind Doctor Who's creation; in 2017 Bradley played the first Doctor proper in the final two stories of the Capaldi era.
Another "official ninth incarnation" was played by Richard E.Grant (see picture to the right) in an animated audio drama, "Scream of the Shalka", which was broadcast on the BBC website in 2003 as part of the show's fortieth anniversary, but the advent of the new series has sadly had Grant's performance redesignated as being "Unbound" (Who terminology for an alternate universe Doctor). In other, BBC licensed productions, he's been played on stage by Trevor Martin (an alternate fourth Doctor in 1974's Doctor Who and the Daleks: Seven Keys to Doomsday) and David Banks (an unspecified incarnation in 1989's The Ultimate Adventure - Banks was understudy to Jon Pertwee, who was reprising the role on stage, and took over for two performances when Pertwee fell ill), and while not strictly the same character, Peter Cushing played Doctor Who twice in the cinema in the 1960s in the Amicus movies Doctor Who and the Daleks and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., as well as in an unaired pilot for a radio version of the show. The Doctor has also been played by a string of actors in The Curse of the Fatal Death, a Comic Relief Charity Special in 1999 - Rowan Atkinson (9th Doctor), Richard E. Grant (10th - this was prior to his online appearance), Jim Broadbent (11th), Hugh Grant (12th) and Joanna Lumley (13th); comedian Lenny Henry played the Doctor in a sketch on his comedy series The Lenny Henry Show, with said sketch being included on the video release of The Curse of the Fatal Death. Actor and (new series) writer Mark Gatiss portrayed the Doctor in a short sketch, The Web of Caves, during a Doctor Who themed evening on BBC 2 on November 13th 1999. The officially licensed audio plays produced by Big Finish have gone on to add another several actors to the role, releasing in the 40th Anniversary year a series of Unbound ("What If?" style) adventures, each one starring an alternate Doctor - the "new" Doctors are Geoffrey Bayldon (alternate version of the first or maybe second Doctor), David Warner (alternate third Doctor), David Collings (unspecified alternate incarnation) with Ian Brooker (his next incarnation), Sir Derek Jacobi (alternate first Doctor), Arabella Weir (alternate third Doctor) with cameo by Nick Briggs (alternate second Doctor). The Doctor returned to regular television in 2005, proving a ratings hit which spawned three spin-off series, Torchwood, The Sarah-Jane Adventures and Class.
"The Doctor is an underachiever who never saw the point of exams, brought up on a planet that was basically a big university. He was a member of the social elite, but never saw the point of the rituals and social structures that kept that elite in power. He's an aristocrat who has rejected the comforts of his former life and the role that was expected of him. He has no real powers other than a keen intelligence and a lot of learning. He solves problems not through violence, but through wit and reason. No one can be the Doctor, he's more than human, but we can try to be like the Doctor - peaceful, intelligent, witty, reasonable, aware of what is truly important." - Lance Parkin, Doctor Who author
"When they made this particular hero, they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an X-Wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And the didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray, they gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing; there will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor." - Steven Moffat, former Doctor Who head writer and producer
The Doctor's history above is, in the end, only a potted version. Firstly the character has been around for fifty years now, with over 150 TV stories, even more officially licensed original novels, comic strips for most of that time, including spin-offs covering his enemies and travelling companions, over three hundred official audio plays and so on; there is no way I can cover all of that in this profile. Nor should I, as this site is dedicated to the characters of the Marvel Universe, and covering the entire breadth and width of the Doctor's history is outwith the remit of this site. However an entry that just covered the Doctor's interaction with Marvel characters would not do the character justice; hopefully I've managed to get a reasonable balance.
Amongst Doctor Who fans there is much debate as to what is canon (beyond the original TV show), and much of the background to the character's origins which has been established in the novel's since the show left the air is ignored or refuted by them. If I did the same here, then I should also forget his comic book appearances, and then there would be no point in him having an entry in the Appendix. So, to those who ignore the Doctor's further adventures outside the medium of television, I have only one question: What are you doing reading this in the first place?
A common confusion that arises is that because the title of the TV show is "Doctor Who" that this is also the name of the lead character; this isn't the case, not unless you believe the claims of the Doctor's nemesis Missy, who seems to be a pathological liar. The name he uses is the Doctor, and the title of the show was chosen to reflect the mystery which originally existed as to the origins of the lead character. It should be noted that while the Doctor himself never uses the alias "Doctor Who," it has very occasionally been applied to him by others. The Doctor himself seems to be aware of the confusion his lack of a surname can cause, and has been known to answer the query "Doctor? Doctor who?" with a firm "Yes." He also once signed his name as Doctor W., and once employed the alias Doctor von Wer (which is German for Who).
The Doctor's family
As I explain in the history, Time Lords of the modern era are arranged into houses with 45 Cousins in each. But Irving Braxiatel is described as the Doctor's brother. How can this be? Brax isn't one of the Cousins, as all of them are accounted for in the same story that introduces the House of Lungbarrow. It could just be a term of affection, but the way it comes across, that doesn't seem right. More likely is that Braxiatel also shares some of the Other's genetic heritage (or has the genetic heritage of the Other's brother), and in the same way Susan and the Doctor recognised each other when they first met, so too did Braxiatel and the Doctor.
In the T.V. Comic's strips from 1966, the First Doctor had two grandchildren, other than Susan Foreman, John and Gillian, last name unknown, the author is also unknown, but the artist was John Canning. I don't know if the strip is considered canon, but they were reprinted in Doctor Who Classic Comics magazine by Marvel UK. - Darc_Light
You don't want to get into a "what is
and isn't canon" debate with a Doctor Who fan. Nobody can agree it seems
- the perils of appearing in so many mediums with so many different writers
adding their own spin. Out of the fans who don't just dismiss anything that
wasn't shown on TV, there's been a recent shift to try and fit John and Gillian
into the canon, based on certain alien races seen in the TV Comic strips
being name checked in the novels (which many fans are happy to consider canon).
The attitude is that if those races are canon, so is everything in the TV
Comic strips, no matter how bad or infantile. However a far more satisfying
explanation was provided in the novel "Conundrum." In that tale the Doctor
and his companions are trapped in a dimension called the Land of Fiction
(which had turned up previously in the TV version). This reality can be
manipulated by "the Master of the Land," letting him create virtually
anything...and he has been running test simulations in preparation for his
battle with the Doctor, practising against a fictional version. Sometimes
the simulation acts alone, sometimes against fictional versions of real foes,
sometimes with fictional versions of real companions, and sometimes the fictional
Doctor is accompanied by brand new fictional companions. The real Doctor
runs into two children, John and Gillian, who call him grandfather, and the
Doctor replies that he has never seen them before in his life. So my take
is that John and Gillian have never been "real" companions or relatives of
the Doctor. Perhaps the TV Comics strips needed a disclaimer, and one springs
to mind, from the final pre-Crisis Superman story which was written by Alan
"This is an imaginary story....but then, aren't they all."
The Doctor as Merlin
The Doctor will in a future incarnation become known as Merlin. We even know which incarnation (it's the one who also calls himself Muldwych) ,and what he looks like (right). The Merlin met by the fourth and fifth incarnations of the Doctor bears no real resemblance to Muldwych; he does however look exactly like one of the forms taken on by the Merlyn who gave Captain Britain his powers when that character shapeshifts in Daredevils#1. It should be noted however that this isn't a guarantee that the Doctor has met that Merlyn. While unlikely, it's conceivable that the Merlin of the Neutron Knights story might be another incarnation of the Doctor. The story which first tells us the Doctor will become Merlin also implies that he will regenerate while using this name. The Merlin of Neutron Knights could be the first incarnation of the Doctor to use the name, and Muldwych the second. Captain Britain's Merlyn could very easily copy his appearance if he so desired. Confused? That's what you get when you have two extremely manipulative individuals who change names and appearances on a regular basis and aren't beyond pinching other people's identities when it suits them. For my money though, the Merlin the fourth and fifth Doctor's met is probably the Marvel Universe's Merlyn.
Just to confuse things further - the Doctor discovered in Battlefield (TV story) that he would one day become Merlin on an alternate Earth (though not necessarily the one he ran into in Tides of Time and Neutron Knights).
Perhaps the "Merlin" role he took there was in homage to the actual Merlin? - Changeling. It's entirely possible that he pinched the name of the real Merlin, either in homage, or, upon arriving and finding out that the real Merlin had been around a few years back and was still remembered, by claiming that he was Merlin returned. Particularly easy if the locals knew Merlin could alter his appearance.
Is Earth 8162 A.D. Marvel universe or Doctor universe?
Another thing worth noting is that when the
Doctor met Death's Head at the Crossroads of Time, he dumped the cyborg in
Earth 8162. That Earth contains Dogbolter, who is 1) a Earth-Who character,
and 2) doesn't have access to interdimensional travel technology. So this
would suggest that Earth 8162 is the future of Earth-Who, not of Earth-616.
Taking this into account, the only time we have actually seen the Doctor
in the Marvel Multiverse is when he drops Death's Head off after their subsequent
encounter, onto the top of Four's Freedom Plaza. And if the Merlin he met
wasn't CB's Merlyn, then the only time we actually see him meeting Marvel
Multiverse natives is at Bonjaxx's party, and the only ones he actually talks
to are the Minion version of Death's Head, and Tuck (the original Death's
Head isn't a native of that Multiverse, though he is a native of the Marvel
There is no definitive future for Earth-616, only potential or alternate futures.
A brief refresher on the Omniverse:
Per Degaton observed "Loki has mentioned his idea of Dragon's Claws taking place in the Doctor's side of the Omniverse, due to the presence as natives in 8162 of Doctor Who characters. The only thing I am wondering; whatever happened to Spratt (Death's Head sidekick from 8162)? When did he die? I ask this because I am wondering, when Death's Head met up with Earth-616 characters (and for that matter the Iron Man of 2020), was Spratt surprised to hear about them actually existing? After all, people from different multiverses tend to first hear of each other as fictional characters. If Spratt was shown as having known about the Earth-616 characters as actual historical characters, then might gum things up, but if he knew of them as fictional characters, then it would help."
But the fictional character rule doesn't always work, as Changeling notes "Decalog 3: Consequences (a book of ten short stories featuring the Doctor) includes a tale which implies that the seventh Doctor often went back in time to introduce himself as a "fictional" character on worlds he fears may notice his continual meddling in their history. I liked the idea of that, as in Remembrance of the Daleks (another one of the TV shows) it was shown that the Doctor Who TV show does indeed exist in his own timeline, and also Dr Who is a fictional character on Earth 616 (Excalibur I#1)."
As Changeling says, the Doctor isn't averse to taking the identity of a fictional character when it suits. The show in Remembrance of the Daleks wasn't actually named, as the programme cut away before the announcer could say what it was, and subsequent writers have decided it was the start of "Professor X", a show about a mysterious traveller in time and space who traverses the universe inside a pillar box (for the Americans, that's a red cylindrical box a little shorter than a man where you post letters for collection by the Post Office) called a TASID. By 1976 the character is played by British comedy actor Frankie Howard. And of course the idea is that the Doctor is, if not the actual creator of the show, the inspiration for it - someone who has met him in "real life" has based this character on him. Star Trek, in all its incarnations, has been clearly established as a fictional show in the Doctor Who universe, but there have been hints the Doctor knows some of the various Enterprise crew members for real - and now IDW has published a crossover story where the fourth Doctor met the crew of Kirk's Enterprise while the eleventh Doctor met the crew of Picard's Enterprise. Their history as established by that show just doesn't fit with Doctor Who history, so it suggests that he met them in a cross-dimensional trip, and now may well have cashed in by supplying the idea to Gene Roddenberry of the Doctor's reality for a percentage of the gross.
So by the same basis, the Doctor being a fictional character on Earth-616 could be down to the same thing - he may even have created the show himself to provide funds for when he is on Earth-616.
Returning to Death's Head for a moment, the Doctor's comments in Incomplete Death's Head#12 make it clear that though the first time Death's Head recalls meeting the Doctor was at the Crossroads of Time, from the perspective of the Doctor's timeline they'd actually met several times before, and the Doctor had begun editing the poor mechanoid's personal history well before this encounter.
Other incarnations of the Time Lord
The other Doctor at Maruthea, from the seventh Doctor's future, is commonly known as the nth Doctor. He is based on Nick Briggs, an actor who played the Doctor in a series of fan-produced, unofficial audio plays in the early 1980s. Nick has subsequently gone on to write and produce a number of the official audio plays, and played the incarnation of the Doctor prior to Arabella Weir's in one of the Unbound series of audio plays. Ria was played by Patricia Merrick, Liz Knight and finally Heather Barker in the original fan audio plays. Bonjaxx's party marks his first comic appearance, but not his last. During one of the eighth Doctor's comic strip appearances the Doctor appeared to suffer severe injury and regenerated into this version, apparently making him the Ninth incarnation. It was subsequently revealed that the regeneration was a ploy to draw an enemy out while they believed the Doctor was vulnerable in the period just after his transformation. The Doctor was fine, and the being who had regenerated was in fact a disguised Shayde. So while we know that this is a future version of the Doctor, we still don't know which one.
Other future incarnations of the Doctor include his Merlin self, also known as Muldwych. At first described as having red hair, by the time we encounter Muldwych he has spent 1000 years exiled on a barren future Earth, and is now white haired and balding. A series of actors played the ninth through thirteenth Doctors (listed above) for the charity programme Comic Relief, but even the most die hard inclusionist doesn't tend to treat this story as canon - just fun.
Another future version, now retired from travelling and working as the Curator of the National Gallery in London, appeared in the fiftieth anniversary story, The Day of the Doctor; played by former fourth Doctor actor Tom Baker, he hinted that in the future the Doctor would revisit some of his old bodies.
The last known future incarnation of the Doctor is the 42nd incarnation (so somehow he got round the limitations on how many regenerations he could have; hardly a surprise, he's the consummate rule-breaker). This Doctor turned up in the epilogue of one of the official novels, although the editors cut him out before it went to print (spoilsports). He's been happily married since his previous incarnation.
There are also a number of "sideways" Doctors, versions consigned to alternate realities. The Unbound Doctors mentioned above are examples of these, and at least one of them, the David Warner Doctor, has interacted with the "main universe" Doctor and some of his companions. There's also versions from various parodies, licensed products and proposed spin-offs. Take a look at this excellent fan art - EVERYONE in this picture is an incarnation of the Doctor that appeared somewhere authorized by the BBC.
Cameos and links to other universes via the comics
Strictly speaking Bonjaxx's party on Maruthea should show up several times in the Doctor's history, as we see the leg of the departing sixth Doctor at the start of the story, and the fourth Doctor arrives at the end. But placing where in each of these incarnation's timelines this trip happened would be difficult, and frankly unimportant for this profile. The other individuals seen at the party in Doctor Who Monthly#173, other than those mentioned in the history above, include: Captain UK and Captain Britain (or similarly dressed members of the Captain Britain Corps), a female Silurian from Doctor Who, a Draconian (probably Salander of the Star Tigers, as his teammate Abslom Daak is present), Bart Simpson, Shayde, Steel and Sapphire (from ITC television series Sapphire and Steel), Worf (ST:TNG), an Ogron (Doctor Who), a Werelok from Doctor Who strip Dogs of Doom (but not Brill, the Doctor's friend, because the number on his cowl is 4, not 3 as Brill's was), Axel Pressbutton (Warrior Magazine), Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer and leader of the Star Tigers (Doctor Who spin-off character), Doctor Ivan Asimoff (also from Doctor Who comic strips), the robotic Ticket Inspector from Doctor Who TV story "Greatest Show in the Galaxy", two Daleks in love, a Wrarth warrior (from Doctor Who strip "The Star Beast"), a Sontaran (from Doctor Who, various stories), the Freefall Warriors (guys with FF logo) - Machine-Head, Big Cat, Bruce and Cool Breeze, all from the Doctor Who strip "The Freefall Warriors"; a Melkur, from the Doctor Who story "Keeper of Traken"; a Ferengi from Star Trek; the Hulk, Captain Scarlet (from the Gerry Anderson puppet show of the same name), Catweazle (from the IPC tv series of the same name), the demon Melanicus (or perhaps another of his species), a Quark robot from Doctor Who "The Dominators", the Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock, Cusick and Doot with a flying fish (all three from Time Spirits, an Epic Comic); a Vervoid (Doctor Who: Trial of a Time Lord Parts 9-12); Giggles of the Cherubim; a Meep, possibly Beep the Meep, from Doctor Who strip "The Star Beast."; an Ice Warrior (from Doctor Who), probably Harma, another member of Daak' Star Tigers; the Destroyer (from Doctor Who story "Battlefield"), Jetsam (from Doctor Who comic strip "Junkyard Demon"), the cyborg Chief cannibal (from Doctor Who strip "End of the Line"), the Defender robot (from Doctor Who strip "Polly the Glot"); Morbius (from Doctor Who story "Brian of Morbius"), the Master (original Roger Delgado Master); the Mekon (from Dan Dare); Catavolcus, leader of the Neutron Knights; a robot member of Alien Guard, from the Doctor Who Strip "The Iron Legion"; an Alpha Centauri alien from Doctor Who; the Cyber Controller from Doctor Who story "Tomb of the Cybermen"; a Yeti; Mercurius, the last of Abslom Daak's Star Tigers; a Sensorite; Vesuvius, oldest robot in the Roman Empire, from the Doctor Who strip "The Iron Legion"; the Kandyman from the Doctor Who story "The Happiness Patrol"; the Giant Robot K-1 from the Doctor Who story "Robot", one of the White Robots from the Doctor Who story "The Mind Robber"; a Chumblie from the Doctor Who story "Galaxy Four"; Emma Peel (of the Avengers TV series); Meltron, guardian of the Time Witch's dimension, from the Doctor Who strip "The Time Witch"; John Steed (also of the Avengers TV series); and a Wirrn, from the Doctor Who story "The Ark in Space". Whew!
But it's not over there, as the framing story in the Incomplete Death's Head reprint of the above adds more. Per Degaton noted "Rocket Raccoon, the Hulk, Random, the Scarlet Witch, Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, Namor, the Crazy Gang, Thor, Doctor Octopus, the Human Torch, the Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Apocalypse, and Conan (who wears a "Crom Rules" hat). Due to the peculiar nature of Maruthea, we cannot say as to whether these were the Earth-616 versions of these characters, or even if they were, we cannot place their appearances chronologically." Most of these characters appear as part of the framing sequence in Incomplete Death's Head#11.
There were plans for the Doctor to meet with Doctor Strange, which would have marked his first real encounter with an Earth-616 character. However this idea was shelved as an editorial decision was made to no longer have the BBC character interact with the Marvel Universe. Which I find both a pity, and a little weird when you take the preceding paragraphs into account - the Doctor has only just brushed against the fringes of the Marvel Universe.
Per Degaton points out another meeting of the Doctor and the Marvel Megaverse (although still not Earth-616): "Something of interest, in the recent X-Men:Chaos Engine trilogy of prose novels, the author Steve Roman made extensive use of Roma, Otherworld, Saturnyne, and Captain U.K. Not only that, but he remembered to sneak in an implied appearance of the Doctor from Gallifrey! In chapter 2 of book of two of the Chaos Engine, Roma has a comical Scotsman working for her as a Chief Physician. In chapter 23 of book three, "a man well over six feet tall, with an enormous bush of brown curls that looked more like a party wig than natural hair", "dressed in a baggy gray suit and matching overcoat, and a wide-brimmed brown hat rested at a rakish angle on the back of his head" appears. He says to Captain U.K. "I make an exquisite cup of Darjeeling". When asked his identity, this figure says he is the Chief Physician. Saturnyne says he is not, because the Chief Physician is much shorter, has less hair, and speaks with a Scottish twang. The man with the big hair states "I'm just not the man I used to be....or will be......". At the end of chapter 25, the big-haired man in the floppy hat says "Would you care for a jelly baby"? Ahem...... Of course, the big hair and floppy hat refer to the fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) while the short Scotsman refers to the seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)."
Sneaky little so and so gets everywhere! If Saturnyne didn't know who he was, that implies he was up to something, on some adventure of his own. And it wouldn't be the first time the Seventh Doctor has used an earlier incarnation of himself to carry out some obscure task for him - the Seventh Doctor cheated on several occasions when it came to fighting his enemies by using his foreknowledge of events and even by going back AFTER his battles with them to make sure certain things he needed where handily lying around for him to find EARLIER.
Per Degaton also mentions "Another oblique reference to the
Doctor occurs in either Fantastic Four III#9 or III#27 (I think it was#9)
The Doctor has almost certainly appeared in mainline MU. Somewhere about
the place I have a Claremont FF (volume 3, the one where Manoli and Neal
are filming a day in the life, also featuring Kay Cera but I can't remember
the number or currently lay my hands on the book) where we find a phone-box
shaped time travel machine, bigger inside, that Reed got from "that Doctor
friend of his." If that ain't The Doctor, then who is it?"
A quick check confirms it was #9. While this could theoretically go anywhere in the Doctor's timeline, I'm going to ASSume it took place somewhere near the date of publication for the purposes of placing it in the profile above. It's worth mentioning that Johnny Storm incorrectly claims the appearance of the entrance is a "antique London Police Call box," when it actually looks like a regular British public telephone box. Maybe the artist didn't get the art reference right, or maybe they had to avoid the recognizable TARDIS image for copyright reasons. - Loki
John 'Chud' Chidley-Hill suggests this reference is evidence of Marvel U.K. being part of Earth-616 (which some fans like to dispute). While interesting info, it doesn't really help with "building the case", for a couple of reasons. First, Marvel UK IS Earth-616 - the real debate should be if the rest of the Marvel Universe is Earth-616 (and the answer is, of course, yes). Second, the Doctor's interaction with Reed Richards doesn't prove a thing, since the Doctor isn't a native of Earth-616 / Marvel UK / etc.
" I wonder if Reed realises his friend the Doctor was responsible for stranding Death's Head on his roof that time? Perhaps the Doctor went back at some point to look for DH and bumped into Reed in the process?" - Changeling.
Perhaps the Doctor dropped DH off there knowing who the inhabitants were, and trusting they would be able to deal with the FPA.
"I like that theory. If I remember the story correctly there was something wrong with the FF's automated defense system because it began attacking the FF as well as DH. Perhaps this was a subtle manipulation on the Doctors part. He knew DH would likely trigger the systems, thus alerting Reed to the problem. He gets rid of DH, and helps his friends in the process. Perhaps he also wanted to introduce DH to Reed, in order to ensure Reed would help DH became the dominant personality of the Minion cyborg." - Changeling
More evidence that the Doctor has visited Earth-616 off panel comes from the graffiti "Bad Wolf" seen in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man I#8 and Avenging Spider-Man#8. While some might argue that it's not proof of anything (true enough), or insist that it is just an artist's nod to the show / evidence that a 616 graffiti artist is a fan of the show Doctor Who, when considered in conjunction with all the other references, I prefer to view it as evidence that the ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler visited 616 Manhattan at some point, since Rose later gained temporal powers and scattered the words back along her timeline to the various spots where the pair had been. Hence the presence of the words indicates the former presence of the two TARDIS travellers. The twelfth Doctor's comments about having met a Van Dyne (the Wasp, either Janet or Nadia) and a von Doom (Doctor Doom) also support his visits to the Marvel multiverse, though it's impossible to pinpoint where in his history and which incarnation those encounters would go.
The Doctor also appears to have interacted with Professor Alistaire Stuart of the Weird Happenings Organisation (WHO). Per Degaton notes that "Alistaire Stuart of WHO mentions meeting someone from Gallifrey in Excalibur I#25. He explicitly calls it Gallifrey. Alistaire Stuart of WHO recalls having met somebody from Gallifrey (clearly the Doctor), during the CrossTime Saga where Excalibur travelled through parallel dimensions (much like the Sliders) and discussing trans-temporal relativity dynamics with him. The Doctor left him a torch-like device which can generate trans-temporal anomalies with resulting energy fractures." Of course, since he wasn't named, the person Alistaire Stuart encountered could be virtually any Time Lord, but I have to agree that Chris Claremont would definitely have intended this to be referring to the Doctor. It is also worth noting that while Alistaire mentions this meeting while hunting for the device that creates anomalies, he never suggests the Doctor gave it to him; he may already have found the device and the Doctor simply helped him identify what it was. Since we've got no reference as to which incarnation Alistaire met, it's purely a guess as to where this falls in the Doctor's timeline above; going on the assumption that most such meetings are with whoever is the then-current incumbent in the role, I've placed it as contemporaneous to the Doctor Who Magazine stories of the time, which places it between the Doctor's appearances in Death's Head#8 and Doctor Who Magazine#173.
Speaking of Alistaire, Colin Hicks wrote in to ask about the resemblance between Brigadier Alysande Stuart (Alistaire's sister) of W.H.O. and Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart of U.N.I.T. Well spotted. Chris Claremont is a fan of Doctor Who, and one of the Doctor's most frequent allies is the latter Brigadier. The two met back during the Doctor's second incarnation, when LS was only a Colonel, and the Doctor aided the British army in repelling an invasion of robotic Yeti who had occupied the London underground. Following this encounter, and with the assistance of (former Group Captain) Gilmore, who years earlier had repelled another alien invasion (the Daleks, with the help of the seventh incarnation of the Doctor) he successfully lobbied Parliament to set up a special army force dedicated to protecting humanity from such incursions. This force, which operated under UN mandate rather than UK, was the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, or UNIT, and Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart was promoted to Brigadier and put in charge of the British arm of it. The Doctor would long be associated with UNIT, working with them through many of his incarnations, and the Brigadier would become one of the Doctor's closest friends. (All from the TV series, except for the bit about GC Gilmore - he'd appeared in the TV series, but his involvement in the creation of UNIT comes from the novels)
When he had been a Lieutenant, LS fathered a son by an African girl, Mariatu. This son, who took his father's surname (it's unclear whether LS married the girl, but they lived together for some 8 years, so it is likely), would be the first in a line of warriors which culminated in Brigadier Yembe Lethbridge-Stewart about a century from now. There was one more member of this line, Kadaitu Lethbridge-Stewart, who was brought up by Yembe as his daughter (though the exact family relationship is slightly more complex, as she was actually a genetically modified test-tube baby altered to be a supersoldier - her basic DNA came from Yembe though, so she is a Lethbridge-Stewart). Kadaitu would eventually become a time-traveller in her own right. (Transit novel). The original Lethbridge-Stewart married after Mariatu left him, to Fiona. They had a daughter, Kate, but then they divorced, partially because he could not tell her what he really did for the army. Kate would in turn have a child out of wedlock, and named him Gordon after his grandfather. (Downtime novel and video drama). Lethbridge-Stewart would eventually leave UNIT and remarry, this time to Doris (TV series, Battlefield story). An old man, he was rejuvenated / regenerated during another encounter with the Doctor (novel, Happy Endings). Sadly Doris died in a boating accident a few years later (novel, Shadows of Avalon), the Brig rejoined UNIT, and eventually became military ambassador to the extradimensional court of Avalon and consort to its queen (same novel). The Brigadier was eventually reported to have died (perhaps a cover up for his departure to Avalon), and Kate took over running the British branch of UNIT, shortening her surname to Stewart, hoping to make it less obvious who her father was and hence to reduce the (unfounded) implication that her appointment was a form of nepotism (TV series, The Power of Three & The Day of the Doctor).
In Uncanny X-Men I#218 we see British soldiers clearing up after a battle between some of that mutant team and the Juggernaut. They wear UNIT patches (iirc) and refer to the Brigadier - a small in joke. But later, when Claremont set up Excalibur, he followed this idea up. He couldn't use UNIT again (copyright I would think) so it became WHO - the Weird Happenings Organisation (continuing the joke), with Brigadier Alysande Stuart. If the surname had been spelt differently there might have been a case to make that this was the child of the Earth-616 counterpart to the character in the Doctor Who universe, but since it isn't, we have to put it down to a nice in-joke / tribute.
Per Degaton notes "A Dalek is seen on page 24 of Excalibur I#14. This occurs when Excalibur, during the Great Muppet Caper......excuse me, the Cross-Time Caper, visit an Earth which apparently diverged during Acts of Vengeance, where superhuman battles have gone out of control apparently due to the Impossible Man's influence."
The Doctor is bipartisan and doesn't just visit the Marvel Universe,
"In the first issue of JLA Classified (by Grant Morrison, an author who also wrote a few Doctor Who strips for "Doctor Who Magazine"), a Dalek make a cameo in Batman's Sci-Fi Closet! On page 24 as Batman talks to Alfred, he tells him that he's going into his "Sci-Fi Closet". Inside that closet, in the lower right of the panel, is the unmistakable top of a Dalek - eyestock and all. " - from Outpost Gallifrey, a Doctor Who news page.
Additionally, in the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover comic series, the villain of the piece collects time travel machines and devices taken from captured time travellers; among his many trophies are the Doctor and Master's TARDISes.
According to a "Space Ghost FAQ" website, HANNA-BARBERA TV-STARS#
3 (Marvel Comics, Dec. 1978) featured a story in which SG met an eccentric
old man named Nathaniel Pilgreem. The latter was a time traveler wanna-be
who had invented a spaceship that resembled an_antique car from
1936!_ Could it have been the Third Doctor (post-reprieve)?
Loki: Possibly inspired by the Doctor, but could as easily have been inspired by the Time Machine movie. Back to The Future did the car motif a few years later. Now Bill and Ted's time machine on the other hand...
Update: And checking the issue, Pilgreem looks absolutely nothing like any of the known incarnations of the Doctor.
The Doctor's first ever comics crossover was in the television listings magazine Radio Times where he appeared in the Captain Pugwash strip for the 27th March-02 April 1965 issue. Since then the Doctor has made unofficial cameos in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969, where the second Doctor appears, and Century 2009, where the first and tenth Doctors appear alongside one another; in Dark Horse's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8#6 where the tenth Doctor and companion Rose Tyler are seen wandering around London near Rupert Giles' apartment (not the only link to the Buffyverse - see below); in the British BeanoMax#1, the tenth Doctor turned up in a fully authorized crossover to defend the Bash Street Kids from a Dalek. More subtly, in the Doctor Who Magazine#251 story Fire and Brimstone the Doctor informs his companion Izzy that he's visited Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
The fourth and eleventh Doctors made unofficial cameos in 2000A.D.'s Survival Geeks, appearing as part of a ridiculous number of recognizable but not officially sanctioned guest stars both on the cover of Prog#2083 and inside the comic. Strictly speaking, despite so many cameos (including at least one from DC), there was no direct Marvel link among them, but Bill and Ted were present, and since Marvel once published a Bill and Ted comic I've used that as my excuse for including the appearance in the main entry's history above. It was simply too cool a set of cameos for me not to list it!
Another, more tangential comic crossover for the Doctor's universe: via the shared threat of the villainous Gwanzulum, the Doctor's universe has been linked to that of the Ghostbusters and Thundercats.
Crossing the (time)streams
It's not just in comics that the Doctor has crossed over with other mileaus. On television the BBC has shown him interacting with the characters from long-running soap operas Eastenders and Coronation Street and drama Call the Midwife; all were for comedy sketches, but featured the actual actors playing their clearly identified usual characters, so as far as I'm concerned, that counts. Less officially, the Doctor turned up in the first episode of the sitcom Chelmsford 123, set in ancient Britain during the Roman occupation, when his TARDIS materialized in the background of the scene unnoticed by the show's characters; the TARDIS also appeared in the background of the science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf (thanks to both shows sharing the same special effects people), and the fourth Doctor in particular has made several cameo appearances on The Simpsons. On stage the Doctor met the crew of the Swinetrek from the Muppet's Pigs in Space, with David Tennant and Peter Davison reprising their respective Doctors in a fully authorized, if comedic, crossover. Audio plays have conclusively confirmed that the other BBC science fiction show of the 1970s, Blake 7, is part of Doctor Who's universe, while Doctor Who novels have had cameos from Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Spike, Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, Lord John Roxton from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Dracula, and Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds. Comments from the Doctor in the novels also confirm unseen meetings with Tarzan and Mary Poppins, and that the Doctor's universe has versions of scientist Bernard Quatermass, secret agent James Bond, Larry Niven's Kzinti aliens and the Lion Men of Mongo (Flash Gordon). The novels have had full on crossovers with Sherlock Holmes, Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius and H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Meanwhile at the movies, the Daleks have turned up in Looney Tunes: Back in Action and The Lego Movie.
The Doctor in comics away from Marvel
The Doctor has been almost continuously in print in comics since November 1964, a year after his television debut, though over his fifty years he has shifted from one publisher to another. The BBC has given separate licenses to publishers for different types of print titles, so that during certain periods the Doctor was appearing in multiple titles. Prior to Marvel UK gaining the license his first comic adventures were published by Polystyle, initially in TV Comic, then in Countdown (subsequently retitled TV Action), before returning to TV Comic when TV Action was cancelled and absorbed into its sister title. Polystyle also published Doctor Who stories in various TV Comic Annuals, TV Comic Holiday Specials, and a couple of Doctor Who Specials. Polystyle finally lost the license in 1979 to Marvel U.K., and that same year, under MUK's then editor-in-chief, Doctor Who Weekly (later Monthly, later Magazine) was launched. This title remains in print to this day, making it the longest running TV-tie-in magazine in the world, though it is now published by Panini, who bought the title when Marvel UK was shut down in the mid-90s. In 1989 Marvel UK also slipped a new Doctor Who strip into anthology title Incredible Hulk Presents, appearing as part of an eclectic line-up alongside reprints of the Hulk, G.I. Joe and Indiana Jones. Overlapping both Polystyle and Marvel's publishing period, World Distributors produced Doctor Who Annuals from 1965 until 1986. Marvel took up publication of the Annuals (under the title Doctor Who Yearbook) between 1992 and 1996, but the Yearbooks ended around the time Panini took ownership.
The Doctor had another brush with Marvel universe characters in 1991, when the BBC and Marvel (as well as many others) gave permission for their characters to be used in the Comic Relief Comic, a title tied to a major British charity drive, written by (amongst others) Dan Abnett, Mike Collins, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis and Grant Morrison. All of the then-known incarnations of the Doctor (the first seven) appeared alongside British SF hero Dan Dare, but sadly failed to actually meet the FF, Dr. Strange, Spider-Man, the Hulk, etc. who showed up elsewhere in the story. Still, it is another link in the chain that connects the Doctor to the Marvel universe. The sheer number of characters who belong to so many different companies all appearing alongside one another, most of whom have no access to interdimensional travel and none of whom express surprise at sharing a world with one another, might be evidence that events took place on Earth-Crossover. That doesn't mean it can't be the "real" Doctor though.
The brief return of Doctor Who to television saw a Doctor Who strip appear in the BBC's television listings magazine, Radio Times, lasting a little under a year. Since the series was revived in 2005, the BBC has licensed some additional companies to produce new comic strips alongside those published by DWM; BBC Magazine's Doctor Who Adventures, which targeted a younger demographic audience, and G.E. Fabbri's Doctor Who: Battles in Time, which for 70 issues between 2006 and 2009 included a new comic strip in a magazine mainly aimed at selling a Doctor Who Collectable Card game. BBC Publications also relaunched the Doctor Who Annuals, while Panini briefly launched the yearly Doctor Who Storybook, until the BBC decided this was too close in style to the annuals and shut them down. The BBC has also published two original Doctor Who graphic novels in recent years.
Over in the USA it was the Peter Cushing "Doctor Who" who debuted first, with Dell's 1966 adaptation of the movie Doctor Who and the Daleks. A Doctor Who Magazine special published by Marvel revisited this alternate reality incarnation for a new tale set between the two Cushing movies.
Starting in December 1980 Marvel US began reprinting stories from Doctor Who Weekly, initially in Marvel Premiere and then in his own title. For those who have the Doctor's U.S reprinted adventures, here's how they match to the U.K. original printings, as far as I can devine from the covers (I don't have the U.S. printings)
Apart from the occasional unofficial cameo the Doctor vanished from the U.S. comics scene after the cancellation of Marvel's Doctor Who title, until the TV series was relaunched. IDW held the license for US stories between 2007 and the end of 2013, both reprinting many of the Doctor Who Magazine stories and publishing new tales; since 2014 the license has been held by Titan Comics.
Pretenders to the throne
There is another version of the Doctor though as far as Marvel is concerned. In Power Man and Iron Fist#79 the heroic duo encounter a Professor Gamble, an eccentric time traveller who lives in a house that is bigger on the inside and which can go anywhere in time and space. He is an enemy of the Dredlox (Daleks), mechanical monsters who utter the fearful cry of "Incinerate!" (Exterminate) as they attack. Having completed his goal of opposing these metal fiends with the assistance of the two heroes, he departs, leaving them at a loss as to who or what he had really been. A later author brought Gamble back and explained his origin, which kind of defeated the point. Oh, and in case anyone still doubts the idea that Gamble was meant to be a homage to the Doctor, "A Gamble with Time" was the original name for the Doctor Who story which eventually became "City of Death," something the writers of PM&IF were well aware of.
Marvel UK published a less palatable parody of the Doctor in their (thankfully) short-lived "humour" title Bog Paper. Trying to copycat the success of adult "humour" title Viz, Bog Paper (as the name suggests) included strips all based on toilet humour, including the lamentable Doctor Phoo, whose time machine was disguised as an outdoor lavatory. I only mention the dire strip because it was published by Marvel; there are plenty of better, actually funny, parodies out there, which sadly don't qualify for mention here.
And finally, Per Degaton also brings up the following fact. "In Alf#38, Alf meets Doctor Whozonfirst, a Melmacian looking Fourth Doctor analog. Since Alf seems to have taken place on Earth-616 (the High Evolutionary's appearance in Alf Annual#1 is even included in his listing on the Marvel Chronology Project!) this may be of interest......"
Profile by Loki.
CLARIFICATIONS: The Doctor has no known connections to:
The Eternals who the Gallifreyans worship as gods has no known connections to:
The Master, former schoolmate and now arch-enemy of the Doctor, has no known connections to:
Merlin who met the fourth and fifth Doctor's is the same Merlyn, --Captain Britain I#1, but should not be confused with
The High Evolutionaries who meet in the Matrix have no known connections to:
Ace, travelling companion of the seventh Doctor, has no known connections to:
Shayde, ally of the Doctor, has no known connections to:
The Matrix, deposit of all Gallifreyan knowledge, has no known connections to:
Hob, the robotic servant of Dogbolter has no known connection to:
The Time Warden who investigates the TARDIS/ Death's Head collision has no known connection to:
The TARDIS, Stockbridge, Sharon Davies Allen, Sir Justin, Ria Rayden, Destrii, Fey Truscott-Sade, Majenta Pryce, Rassilon, Morvane, Bonjaxx and Beep the Meep have no known connections to:
Frobisher has no known connections to:
Izzy Sinclair has no known connections to:
Bedevere has no known connections to:
Maxwell Edison has no known connections to:
The TARDIS (a.k.a. "Sexy")
The TARDIS is the Doctor's space-time craft. The letters stand for "Time and Relative Dimension in Space," a name thought up by Susan, the Other's grand-daughter, back in the Old Time on Gallifrey. The Doctor's ship is an antiquated Type 40, which suffers from many malfunctions. Theoretically the Doctor can pilot it anywhere in time and space, although he isn't known for his accurate piloting most of the time. The Doctor shares a telepathic bond with his ship, and often refers to her as "Old Girl," or, but only in private, "Sexy" (she considers the latter her real name). He sometimes suspected his piloting problems are down to the sentient ship ignoring his instructions and going where she feels like going; when the TARDIS' consciousness was temporarily transferred into a human body during one adventure, allowing her to converse with her "thief," she confirmed this was indeed the case.
The TARDIS comes equipped with a Chameleon Circuit, which should disguise the ship as something inconspicuous whenever it lands somewhere new. However the Chameleon Circuit broke just after the Doctor landed in 1963 London, leaving the ship in the space of a Police Telephone Box (used by constables to call for help in the days before portable radios and mobile phones); the Doctor has attempted to fix the circuit on occasion, but generally isn't too bothered by this particular fault. Like all TARDIS, the Doctor's draws power from a captive black hole kept on Gallifrey, the so-called Eye of Harmony. Should the ship's direct link (also called the Eye of Harmony) to this source be opened unshielded then the planet the TARDIS is on will be torn apart by the conflicting gravitational sources at the stroke of midnight (when the planet's native sun is on the exact opposite side of the planet from where the Eye is).
The interior of the ship is actually located in another dimension from the exterior, making the ship much bigger inside than the outer appearance would suggest. Because this outer appearance is merely a mathematical construct, a door to another universe, it is nearly invulnerable under normal circumstances, and the inside of the TARDIS can be disconnected from the exterior to prevent gravity or other outside forces from affecting the interior. The ship travels by dematerializing its outer shell from the universe it is in, and then reopening (rematerialising) a new exit at the point the pilot wishes to reach.
- (Marvel/Doctor Who Magazine only) virtually every issue - too many to list
Stockbridge was a sleepy English village that the Doctor became a frequent visitor to. The village had sprung up around a bridge over the river Stock, which in turn was defended by the Earls of Mummerset out of nearby Stockbridge Castle, built some time prior to 1199 A.D. The local church, Sir Justinians, was named after the knight Sir Justin of Wells, a friend of the fifth Doctor who sacrificed himself stopping the "demon" Melanicus. In 1899, the fifth Doctor encountered a shapeshifting Rutan in Stockbridge, and thwarted its plans to create multiple Rutan clones disguised as humans to facilitate the Rutans' prolonged conflict with the Sontarans; one of the clones escaped, resulting in elements of Rutan DNA being mingled into the local population over time.
In his fourth incarnation, the Doctor stopped off in 1970s Stockbridge to pick up a fresh supply of jelly babies from Grubb's General Store, just as England was invaded by the Iron Legion, a robotic Roman Army from an alternate Earth. The fifth Doctor later took up temporary residence in Stockbridge in the 1980s at the behest of the Time Lords, who had apparently detected that it would soon be at the center of major temporal disruptions, which led in turn to the Doctor encountering the time-displaced knight Sir Justin and joining forces with him to stop the demon Melanicus. Shortly after returning to 1980s Stockbridge, the Doctor met Maxwell Edison, a U.F.O. chaser who would become an enduring friend. In the 1990s the eighth Doctor encountered Max again when the Celestial Toymaker turned all the residents bar Max and his young friend Izzy Sinclair into dolls, part of a scheme to target his old foe, the Doctor. After defeating the Toymaker, the Doctor invited Izzy to accompany him on his travels, then returned her to the same day after a few years travelling together.
In the 2010s, the Doctor lured Dogbolter to Stockbridge in order to bring the murdering businessman to justice, teaming up again with Max and several of his old travelling companions to do so.
Stockbridge was conserved inside an environment dome into the 45th century after the rest of Earth became uninhabitable, a tourist attraction showing how humanity used to live. The dome was invaded by the Daleks, but the Doctor stopped them, and his ally Lysette Barclay destroyed the dome and Stockbridge to keep the Dalek's technology from falling into the wrong hands.
- Doctor Who Weekly#1 (Doctor Who Monthly#61, 67-71, 75, Autumn, Castle of Fear, The Eternal Summer, Plague of the Daleks (audio stories), Doctor Who Magazine #244-247, Izzy's Story (audio story), Doctor Who Magazine #328, 403-405, 500
Sharon Davies Allen
A teenage school girl growing up in Blackcastle in England,
Sharon Davies' mundane life changed forever when her school friend Colin
"Fudge" Higgins convinced her to join him in hunting for a UFO several witnesses
claimed to have seen crash in the city. The pair stumbled across the seemingly
harmless and peaceful alien Beep the Meep, not realizing that despite his
cuddly appearance he was a ruthless interstellar conqueror on the run from
pursuing law enforcers, the Wrarth Warriors. The Doctor also stumbled into
the situation, and with Sharon's help saved Blackcastle from being destroyed
by Beep and ensured his arrest.
Having been transported up to the Wrarth's orbiting ship during the adventure, Sharon was offered a lift home by the Doctor, but the ever-unreliable TARDIS steering instead saw her join the Doctor in visiting the New Earth system in 2430 just as the Daleks and their Werelox lackeys were invading, then transported the pair to the pocket dimension controlled by Brimo "the Time Witch"; escaping that realm inadvertently aged both the Doctor and Sharon four years in an instant, a minor change for the long lived Time Lord but a major transition for the now adult Sharon. Despite knowing it would be tricky to explain what had happened to Sharon's family, the Doctor continued to try and return her to Blackcastle, but instead took her to early 16th century China, where the travellers ran into stranded Sontarans. The Doctor's next attempt finally got Sharon home, but before he could drop Sharon off, they and the TARDIS were teleported aboard a spaceship collecting samples of life from across the galaxy. The TARDIS' next journey delivered the Doctor and Sharon to the an Earth colony on Unicepter IV centuries in Sharon's future; falling in love with a local, Vernon Allen, Sharon decided to forge a new life instead of returning home, and left the Doctor.
Years later for Sharon (and perhaps centuries later, as the Doctor may have relocated her in time temporarily to facilitate his plans), she worked as a reporter for the Galactic Broadcasting Corporation, a position she used to help the Doctor expose ruthless businessman Josiah Dogbolter as a mass murderer.
- Doctor Who Weekly#19 (Doctor Who Weekly#20-42, Doctor Who Monthly#44-48, Doctor Who Magazine#500
Sir Justin was a medieval knight who was snatched by the power of the Event Synthesiser from the middle of a jousting tournament with Sir Hector of Richmond, and deposited in the late twentieth century. Over the centuries the jousting site had become a small wooded area near the village of Stockbridge, and at the exact time Sir Justin reappeared, the Doctor was approaching his TARDIS, which he had landed nearby. Sir Justin rammed the TARDIS, was knocked off his horse and rendered unconscious. Taken into the timeship by the Doctor, he dedicated himself to assisting the Time Lord with his mission to mend time, believing the Doctor to be an Angel of God (in spite of the Doctor's protestations otherwise) and their work to be a holy crusade. He accompanied the Doctor to Gallifrey, then into the madness of Melanicus' nightmare dimension, to the White Hole of Althrace, and finally back to a time-frozen Stockbridge, where they confronted the demon inside the ruins of a local church. There Justin proved pivotal to the battle, unmasking Melanicus using a hat full of holy water, saving the Doctor from a zombie, and then sacrificing his own life, leaping through a stained glass window to impale Melanicus through the heart with his sword.
After time set itself right, the Doctor awoke in the restored church (now called St. Justinians), to find a statue commemorating his fallen companion. Unsure of how much of what he remembered had really happened, he read the epitaph beneath the statue: "The journey has not ended here, for his spirit claimed, by death-knell's chime, lies waiting still, to cross once more a sea of stars, and sail the tides of time"
- Doctor Who Monthly#61 (Doctor Who Monthly#62-67
Angus "Gus" Goodman was an American pilot fighting World War II against the Japanese in the year 1963, in a time line that had been distorted by the Doctor's old enemy Mortimus (sometimes known as the Meddling Monk or the Time Meddler). He lost a dog-fight and his plane was shot down. Gus bailed out and parachuted down to a Pacific island where the Doctor had recently arrived. The two hooked up, after an initial poor start where Gus held the Time Lord at gun point, and together they tracked down the Monk and his Ice Warrior allies, and undid the damage they had caused.
They then set out to return Gus home, but as often happened with those traveling with the Doctor, they didn't get to the intended destination right away. One of the stops they made was on the planet Celeste, where they gained the enmity of Dogbolter. Eventually the Doctor did get Gus to the right time period, only for Dogbolter's bounty hunter, the Moderator, to catch them up as the two companions were exchanging farewells. Gus was gunned down by the mercenary, but returned fire with his service revolver, bringing down his attacker. Having saved the Doctor, Gus died in his friend's arms.
Many years later the Doctor finally got justice for Gus, tricking Dogbolter into confessing for his murderous activities.
- Doctor Who Monthly#77 (Doctor Who Monthly#78-84, Doctor Who Magazine#86-87
Avan Tarklu was a private eye and a Whifferdill, a member of a race of shapeshifters. When Dogbolter placed a bounty on the Doctor's head, Avan was lucky enough to stumble across the marked man. He infiltrated the TARDIS, but having revealed himself, he came to realize he quite liked the Time Lord. Instead of handing him over, he helped the Doctor gain revenge on the corrupt tycoon and steal the bounty money. Adopting the name Frobisher (which he felt sounded very British and so would appeal to his new friend), the Whifferdill decided he best enjoyed the form of a penguin (and indeed was briefly stuck in this shape). He and the Doctor traveled together for a long time, occasionally parting company, only to reunite at a later date. At one point he was secretly contacted by the Doctor's future incarnation (the tenth Doctor), who forewarned Frobisher that someone was targeting the Doctor across multiple points in his timeline, kidnapping companions traveling with each past incarnation. As a result, when this enemy (Adam Mitchell, an embittered former companion of the ninth Doctor, working with the Doctor's nemesis the Master) came for Peri, Frobisher swapped places with her and was taken instead. Thanks to his shapeshifting ability, he then easily escaped a prison cell intended to hold the human Peri, freed the other captives, and assisted multiple incarnations of the Doctor in stopping the kidnappers.
Frobisher eventually left the Time Lord for good after travellng for a while with the seventh incarnation, and later reunited with his wife Francine. He set up a bar called Bish's, where he and the eighth incarnation of the Doctor unwittingly crossed paths once again - however since both were wearing new faces unknown to the other, they didn't recognise one another.
Many years later the twelfth Doctor recruited Frobisher's aid in bringing Dogbolter to justice, this time having Frobisher pose as the Doctor's foe Chiyoko to lure Dogbolter to Stockbridge.
- Doctor Who Magazine#88 (#89-129, Age of Chaos Special, Mission Impractical Novel, Holy Terror audio play, Maltese Penguin audio play, Doctor Who Magazine#130-133, 207, Doctor Who: Prisoners in Time#6, 11-12, Short Trips: 2040 "The Last Emperor," Doctor Who Magazine#329, 390, 500
Dorothy McShane was a young tearaway from late 1980's London. Unknown to her, she was a descendent of a bloodline of Vikings who were pawns of the disembodied entity known as Fenric; a Wolf of Fenric to use the parlance. Fenric had a long-standing enmity with the Time Lord known as the Doctor, and wishing to position her to be used against his foe, Fenric engineered a time storm which swept the young girl away to the far future and the planet Svartos. There she ran into the Time Lord, and became his latest companion. The Doctor realized the truth about how she had come to be on an alien world, and after a little while freed his new found friend of the influence of Fenric. The two traveled together for a prolonged period of time, and there are various conflicting and mutually exclusive accounts of Ace's final fate - she died, she became a time traveling vigilante, she became a Time Lord herself - but given that the Doctor's enemies started messing with the Time Lord's personal timeline around this point, they may all be accurate too.
Ace was with the seventh incarnation of the Doctor when he attended Bonjaxx's party.
- (Marvel/Doctor Who Magazine only) Doctor Who Magazine#162-210, 227-229, 238-242, 305, Doctor Who Summer Special 1991, Doctor Who Yearbook 1992, 1993, 1995,
Ria travelled with the future (Nth) Doctor. She was the "daughter" of deposed intergalactic conqueror Chi'ian Rayden, created out of his warped mind via a device that turned his desires into reality; in her case, he wanted a loving daughter, but even though she had been expressly created to love him as her father, once the Doctor showed her what he was really like she turned against Rayden and assisted in his downfall. Like the device's other mental projections, Ria should have expired within six months, but with the help of Cassandra, Ria's "sister" (a prior daughter created by Rayden), Ria's genetic structure was stablized, allowing her to live a normal lifespan. She traveled with her incarnation of the Time Lord for several adventures, and was accompanying him when he attended Bonjaxx's birthday party.
- (Marvel/Doctor Who Magazine only) Doctor Who Magazine#173
Abandoned in a bus shelter as a newborn, Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair was adopted and raised by Les and Sandra Sinclair in the small English village of Stockbridge. A science fiction fan, by the time she turned seventeen she had become an amateur paranormal investigator and befriended Stockbridge's resident UFOlogist Maxwell Edison, despite both a large age difference and everyone else in Stockbridge viewing him as a nutter. Their joint search for alien artifacts led to them purchasing a pendant that turned out to have been stolen from the Celestial Toymaker, a powerful entity that delighted in turning unfortunate mortals into his eternal playthings. For this perceived transgression, the Toymaker placed Stockbridge into a pocket dimension and turned all of the residents bar Max and Izzy into dolls, but the eighth Doctor intervened and defeated the Toymaker with Max and Izzy's assistance. The Doctor then invited both to join him for a few trips in the TARDIS; Max declined, but Izzy eagerly accepted.
After several adventures with the Doctor, the pair were joined in their travels by Fey-Truscott Sade, an agent of British Intelligence from the 1930s, who accompanied them as they took on the time-manipulating Threshold, then left to pursue her own missions after merging with the Matrix construct Shayde. Izzy continued journeying with the Doctor, and eventually encountered the amphibious alien Destrii aboard the giant spaceship Ophidius; seeking to evade the silicon-based Mobox hunting her, Destrii tricked Izzy into a mind-swapping machine and stole her body, but the Mobox still caught up with Destrii and disintegrated her. Izzy struggled to adjust to being trapped in a decidedly non-human body, but gradually came to terms with the prospect of never being human again. Her introspection also allowed Izzy to finally admit to herself that she was gay.
Shortly after this agents of Destrii's mother kidnapped Izzy, taking her to the planet Oblivion intending to marry her "daughter" off. Recruiting Fey to help rescue her, the Doctor used Shayde's powers to scan for Izzy, which instead took him back to Ophidius, where he discovered that the Mobox could reconstitute those they disintegrated, and had restored Destrii. With the somewhat reluctant Destrii in tow, the Doctor and Fey's next attempt at tracking Izzy correctly led them to Oblivion, and Izzy was restored to her own body. After sharing a passionate goodbye kiss with the departing Fey, Izzy asked the Doctor to return her to Stockbridge, her recent experiences having made her realize she wanted to put things right with her adoptive parents. Though back on Earth, Izzy continued to adventure, travelling the world.
In 2016, now thirty-six, Izzy returned to Stockbridge to celebrate Max's sixtieth birthday and helped the twelfth Doctor take down Dogbolter.
- Doctor Who Magazine#244 (Doctor Who Magazine#245-317, 323-328, 353, 390, Izzy's Story audio play, Short Trips: Life Science "Syntax," Short Trips: Christmas Around the World "Illumination," Doctor Who Magazine#500
Shayde is a construct of the Matrix, an artificial being who carries out missions for the minds of the dead Time Lords who lie within. He first met the Doctor during the Melanicus crisis, when he first covertly, then overtly assisted that Time Lord's battle with the demon. He stowed away on board the TARDIS while the Doctor was on Gallifrey discussing the temporal distortions caused by Melanicus, and prevented the Time Lord from being assassinated as he attempted to leave his homeworld. During the Doctor's trip through the madness of Melanicus' dimension, Shayde shadowed him, saving his life time and again, and finally revealed himself to his ally. Later he directed the Doctor to Althrace, where he learned the true nature of the threat he faced, and where Shayde was used to link the minds of the High Evolutionaries, allowing them to stop time itself with their combined powers. When the Doctor and Sir Justin confronted Melanicus in the church at Stockbridge, Shayde turned the course of the battle when he appeared before the demon and blinded him with two shots to the face, leaving him vulnerable to a final, fatal attack by the Doctor's knightly companion.
Shortly afterwards, the Doctor's TARDIS was invaded by a malevolent entity. Back on Gallifrey Shayde coalesced into existence, only to realise he had not been given a directive. Allowed to act on his own initiative, he transferred himself to the TARDIS, where he assisted his former ally in expunging the entity from the ship. When the Doctor was put on trial by his people for his "carelessness" in allowing a potentially dangerous being to take control of a TARDIS, which might then have allowed it to move on to do the same on Gallifrey, Shayde deliberately destroyed the evidence that might support this case, guaranteeing the Doctor his freedom.
Shayde assisted the fifth incarnation of the Doctor a third time when a mutated creature living inside of the TARDIS tried to take control of the ship and murder the Time Lord and his two latest traveling companions, Erimem and Peri.
Years later, the eighth incarnation of Doctor was badly wounded, and his companions of the time, Izzy and Fey-Truscott Sade returned him to Gallifrey for medical attention. But while the Doctor's mind was in the Matrix, his body was attacked by unknown assailants, who were thwarted in their deadly mission by the intervention of Shayde. The attackers proved to be part of a plot for an insane Time Lord to go back to the Old Time and usurp Rassilon as the founder of Time Lord society. Although the villain was defeated, the device he had intended to use to alter history was activated, and in order to prevent it from causing untold destruction, the Doctor prepared to use his own body to short circuit it. Unknown to Fey and Izzy, Shayde offered an alternative, which would have an additional advantage.
Since just prior to the end of his previous incarnation, the Doctor had been fighting a number of skirmishes with a group known as the Threshold. As well as engineering the death of Ace (one of his previous companions), they were clearly monitoring the Doctor through a deep-planted hypnotic manipulation of Fey - how else had she been able to read the TARDIS manual in order to pilot the ship to Gallifrey when the Doctor had been injured, when that book was written in Gallifreyan script? Shayde assumed the appearance of the Doctor, and took his place in short circuiting the time manipulating device. Afterwards he altered his appearance to make it look like he had regenerated into the future incarnation of the Doctor seen at Bonjaxx's party. Knowing that Time Lord's are at their most vulnerable immediately after a regeneration, the Threshold took control of Fey and had her bring the ship to their hidden base. While the Threshold were busy dealing with "the Doctor", the true Doctor set about sabotaging their schemes. Revealing the nature of their deceptions, Shayde and the Doctor unmasked for the final confrontation. During this, Shayde was attacked by the power behind the Threshold - his own prototype, a creature known as the Pariah. Pariah critically wounded the artificial being, and in order to prevent his demise, Fey allowed him to merge with her; with their combined strength they were able to destroy Pariah. The new gestalt entity, dubbed Feyde by the Doctor, departed the TARDIS, each component feeling the calling of their separate responsibilities.
In the case of Shayde, this was Rassilon. In the case of Fey, this was King George of England. Fey was an agent of the British crown who had previously met the Doctor during an unrecorded adventure involving "the psychic weasels of Russell Square." Given a whistle which could summon the TARDIS, she used it to call the Doctor to aid her in a case in 1939, at the end of which the Time Lord had been injured, precipitating the afore-mentioned trip to Gallifrey that concluded with her being bonded to Shayde.
Two years passed for Fey and Shayde before they met the Doctor again. Fey was fighting the Nazis, and arguing with Shayde, who would not let her use their combined abilities to kill Hitler, lest it disrupt the web of time. But then they received a summons from the Doctor, who had watched Izzy be kidnapped before his eyes. With the aid of his old companion(s) the Time Lord recovered their lost friend, and Fey returned to the war.
When the Daleks and Time Lords became embroiled in what became known as the Last Great Time War, the Doctor's new incarnation, born to be a warrior, recruited Fey to battle the Daleks. On the Dorian Nexus she fought alongside the "War Doctor" and the Sisterhood of Karn against the Dalek's ally, the Morlontoa of the Seventh Sky, trying to defend a Quantum Intrinsic Field Projector intended to stop the Morlontoa and protect the Nexus. When the Morlontoa transformed some of the planet's innocent inhabitants, the childlike Loshann, into monsters, the Doctor reluctantly ordered Fey to slay them, but then the device failed anyway, meaning she had killed them for nothing. The Morlontoa generated an unreality wave that began wiping the planet and its inhabitants out of existence; the Doctor ordered his allies to flee to his TARDIS, but Fey spotted a child and tried to rescue them. The Doctor watched helplessly from the TARDIS as both Fey and the child were hit by Morlontoa spores and seemed to fade from reality.
Though the Doctor believed Fey dead, she had actually teleported herself away to the Dreamspace. Badly injured and delusional, as she teleported back to reality she was instinctively drawn to a relative, her nephew Alexander Truscott. Learning of the Time Lords from her, the ambitious and arrogant Alexander took advantage of her confused state to effectively brainwash her and use her powers against the Doctor's people. She fought the twelfth Doctor who managed to pursue her into Dreamspace, where the Doctor's current travelling companion, Bill Potts, managed to make Fey accept reality. Shayde manifested himself, revealing that he was dying; to avoid taking Fey with him, he transferred his remaining energies to her, and to spare her the pain of all she had done, he also wiped her memories of everything that had transpired since they initially bonded to one another.
- (Shayde): Doctor Who Monthly#62 (63-67, 72-74, "No Place Like Home" audio play, Doctor Who Magazine#263, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 530
- (Fey): Doctor Who Magazine#257 (Doctor Who Magazine#258-260, 262-271, 530
- (Feyde): Doctor Who Magazine#271 (Doctor Who Magazine#318-328, 523-530
Inhabited by humanoid aliens, an unidentified planet's ruling houses warred for dominance and glory until one of them unleashed a deadly sickness, the Oblivion Plague, which mutated the mind and destroyed memory, bringing madness and coma, presumably with death to inevitably follow. As it swiftly spread across the world, the capital city sealed itself off, with only the royal elite and their most valued servants within, intending to quarantine themselves until the plague died out with the last of its victims. The royals expected to have to wait a year at most, and, uncaring of the fate of the rest of the populace, six months in they held a ball at the palace, with everyone in attendance wearing animal masks. Unfortunately for them, the plague victims had not died, but instead emerged transformed, their minds expanded and joined together to become "the Horde," granting them vast psychokinetic powers. Playful and childlike, they revealed their survival to the royals by transforming all the attendees into whatever creature their mask represented, then demanded to be entertained via gladiatorial battles. The Horde manipulated the temporal fields around the planet, erasing the memory of the planet from the universe, so that even to the inhabitants its original name was lost; the Horde desired it be called Oblivion, and so that became its name.
Born after the transformation, Destriianatos was the Primatrix, daughter of the fishlike amphibian Scalamanthia, the Matriax of Oblivion whose word still held sway with the capricious Horde. A brutal mother, she raised Destrii harshly, giving her a pet and waiting until she came to love it before ordering her to kill it, raising her to fight in the arena with her first gladiatorial fight and kill when she was only ten, and punishing Destrii harshly (to the point of torture) for any breaking of the Matriax's many rules. However, Destrii's favorite uncle, the feline Jodafra, had been working on a way to open a hole in the space-time vortex and so escape Oblivion. When he eventually managed to create a breach large enough to send a small object through, Destrii insisted on being his test subject, desperate to escape her joyless life.
Destrii was transported to a gigantic snake-like spaceship Ophidius, where she soon became a fugitive, seeking to avoid the Mobox who lived within the vessel. When the eighth Doctor and his companion Izzy Sinclair landed inside Ophidius, Destrii befriended them, then tricked Izzy into a mind-swapping device, stealing Izzy's body in the hopes of thus evading the Mobox. Despite this ploy, the Mobox still caught up with her and disintegrated her, leaving Izzy believing she had lost her original body forever. However, the Mobox also had the power to reintegrate their victims and later reconstituted Destrii (in Izzy's form), who soon escaped them. Meanwhile the Horde tracked down Izzy (in Destrii's form) for Scalamanthia and abducted her from the TARDIS, returning her to Oblivion to be forcibly married. Seeking to track Izzy, the Doctor's instruments instead led him to Destrii, and she somewhat reluctantly accompanied him as he continued his mission, this time correctly tracking her to Oblivion. Discovering the body swap, the Horde switched the pair back, causing them to briefly share one another's memories. When Destrii made it clear she had not intention of being married, the Matriax reverted to her customarily brutal disciplinary methods, and an enraged Destrii killed her. Despite the provocation, Destrii felt guilty for her actions, having only ever wanted a mother who loved her, and offered herself to the Horde for punishment, but it turned out that the Horde had demanded the gladiatorial fights not for pleasure, but to select a leader. Though immensely powerful, the Oblivion Plague had left them without any intelligent direction, like an insect colony without a queen, hence why they had continued to mostly obey Scalamanthia. However, the Matriax had not measured up to the standard they truly wanted; by slaying her, Destrii had, and so the Horde transformed her into one of them. Destrii nearly destroyed Oblivion with the vast power now at her command, until Izzy, armed with a unique insight into Destrii's mind, reminded her that what she most wanted was her freedom, which she could not have as part of the Horde's group mind. Destrii transferred the Horde's energies into a chronon capsule, the latest stage in Jodafra's efforts to escape Oblivion, destroying them and reverting herself to her amphibious form. She and Jodafra then used the capsule to depart their homeworld and roam time and space together.
The pair ran into the Doctor again, now travelling alone, in 1875 North America. When Destrii learned her uncle had struck a deal with the Windigo entity to feed it Lakota Sioux children in return for it assisting him in navigating the time stream, Destrii destroyed a device he was using to keep the Lakota warriors frozen in time; free to move again, they destroyed the Windigo with fire. Though she begged her uncle to forgive her for ruining his plans, Jodafra angrily beat Destrii within an inch of her life, and left her to die. Finding her clinging to life, the Doctor took her to Hippocrates Base space station hospital, where the surgeons managed to save her. When she then helped him stop a Zeronite attack on the hospital, the Doctor decided that despite her obvious flaws, Destrii was underneath it all a good person, and offered to let her travel with him so long as she obeyed his rules. Destrii readily agreed.
Utilizing a holographic disguise to pass for human, Destrii accompanied the Doctor to Earth, where she assisted in repelling a Cyberman invasion, and on other, unrecorded adventures, before eventually leaving his company. Years later, the twelfth Doctor recruited her assistance in taking down the ruthless businessbatrachian Dogbolter, having Destrii put her gladiatorial experience to good use defending another former companion, Majenta Pryce, from Dogbolter's daughter, Berakka.
- Doctor Who Magazine#300 (Doctor Who Magazine#301-303, 320-328, 339-353, 500
A Vessican, Majenta Pryce was a member of the ruling inner circle of the Crimson Hand criminal organization. When a powerful artifact, the Manus Maleficus, fell into the Hand's possession, Majenta joined the rest of the inner sanctum in testing the extent of its powers, destroying the planet Ownworld. Scared by what they had done, Majenta fled the Hand, and subsequently had her memory partially wiped by her servant Fansom to make her forget her involvement with the organization.
Majenta and Fansom set up a chain of time-travelling hotels, Hotel Historia, but their business, initially extremely successful, went bust thanks to the Time War. The Doctor inadvertently found himself in Majenta's last hotel, based in London 2008, while fleeing from the Graxnix in 4039 A.D., and was perturbed to find creatures from multiple time zones infesting the venue. When the Graxnix pursued the Doctor into the hotel and began killing the guests, Majenta decided to abscond without paying the Hotel's bills, but the Doctor stopped her, and used the Hotel's time travel technology to trap the Graxnix outside of time. For her crimes, Majenta was arrested by cosmic bailiffs and sent to the Thinktwice Orbital Penitentiary in Earth's far future.
Thinktwice was secretly controlled by the Memeovax, aliens which fed on others' memories. Like all the prisoners, Majenta had much of her past drained from her mind before the Doctor chanced to stumble across the situation, and recruited Majenta to help him. When a Memeovax attacked her, she instinctively lashed out with the powers of the Maleficus, and destroyed all of the aliens. Concerned with what he had witnessed, the Doctor agreed to let Majenta tag along with him, escaping her prison sentence, at least until he could figure out how she had slain her tormentors, though Majenta insisted it was she who was employing the Doctor to work for her and letting him tag along with her.
Over the course of several adventures together, the Doctor's altruistic nature slowly rubbed off on Majenta, at least to a slight degree. Eventually the other four members of the Crimson Hand tracked her down, needing her in their number to fully access the Maleficus. Majenta played along, faking killing the Doctor to regain their trust, then helped him destroy the Hand at the cost of her own life, but the Doctor used the Maleficus to resurrect her, though since the Maleficus needed someone to keep telling it to keep her alive, she would only continue to exist so long as he remembered her. The pair then parted on amicable terms.
Years later Majenta joined other past friends of the Doctor in helping the Time Lord bring the murderous businessfrog Dogbolter to justice, using her specific skills to steal his company Intra-Venus Inc. from him.
- Doctor Who Magazine#394 (Doctor Who Magazine#400-420, 500
Rassilon was one of the founders of Time Lord society. He rose to power on Gallifrey leading his people in the formation of a Gallifreyan space empire. Rassilon's growing popularity with the Gallifreyan populace led to civil war against the ruling matriarchal Pythia and her cult; driven off Gallifrey, Pythia cursed her fellow Gallifreyans with sterility, a problem Rassilon solved by creating genetic looms to birth new generations. He tinkered with the genes of the looms' earliest creations, seeking to create a perfect Gallifreyan, and the early prototypes became his agents, the Special Executive, crudely nicknamed the Bastards of Rassilon.
Subsequently Rassilon worked with fellow temporal engineer Omega to give the Gallifreyans access to time travel, blowing up the star Qqaba and capturing the resultant black hole to serve as a power source for the new time ships. The Order of the Black Sun, a rival temporal power, sent an agent, Fenris the Hell-Bringer back, to sabotage the experiment, but though Fenris' interference caused Omega to become trapped, believed dead, within the black hole, Rassilon personally captured Fenris, saving the rest of the fleet; Rassilon subsequently reverse engineered the technology in Fenris' time controller belt to help him finish his own time ship designs.
Eventually Rassilon's body was laid to rest in his tomb on Gallifrey, but his mind remained covertly active, usually manifesting itself within the Matrix, a repository of the minds of "all" the dead Time Lords of Gallifrey's past. The Doctor first discovered Rassilon's continued activity when four of his incarnations were brought together inside The Tomb of Rassilon, where they witnessed a mental projection of Rassilon which appeared above Rassilon's inert body. Later the fifth incarnation of the Doctor, who had been at that gathering, met Rassilon again, during the Melanicus crisis. Rassilon, along with other "High Evolutionaries," advised the Doctor, and then worked in concert to freeze time, so that their chosen agents could confront the demon. Shortly afterwards he ordered the Doctor placed on trial for carelessly allowing his TARDIS to be invaded by an elemental entity which threatened to then move on to Gallifrey as a result.
It wasn't until the eighth incarnation of the Doctor was severely injured and returned to his home world by his companions of that time that he encountered Rassilon again, when Rassilon assisted the Doctor's recovery. He was in return helped by the Doctor, who prevented a renegade Time Lord's attempt to replace Rassilon by altering Gallifreyan history. However Rassilon's ruthless darker side became more apparent when he tried to transform the Doctor into his pawn and assassin against a race of beings whom he had once deemed too dangerous to exist. Rassilon had imprisoned them, cutting them out of history, but had been unable to destroy them. Fearing their eventual escape, he sought to sacrifice the Doctor to save himself from their eventual revenge. The Doctor bested him, and Rassilon was last seen being thrown into the very prison dimension he had trapped this alien species in, to face their wrath.
During the Last Great Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks, Rassilon returned to lead his people. Under his rule, the Time Lords became as feared and hated by the rest of the universe as the Daleks, willing to use dreadful weapons of immense destructive power heedless of the collateral damage to bystander species and their worlds. In the dying days of the Time War, Rassilon learned that the Doctor had stolen the Time Lord's last unused and most destructive secret weapon, the Moment, with the intention of turning it on both sides to end the conflict before they destroyed all reality. Rassilon sought to escape this fate by moving Gallifrey forward in time, out of the war, and into Earth's solar system. However, a future incarnation of the Doctor, the tenth, was on Earth in this future time and thwarted this plan. Gallifrey was sent back to the war, where it was unexpectedly saved from destruction when the Doctor chose not to use the Moment to destroy it, but instead worked alongside his assembled other incarnations to freeze Gallifrey in a single moment in time and place it in a pocket dimension.
By the time the Time Lords managed to return from the pocket dimension, Rassilon had regenerated once more, and when the Doctor finally returned to Gallifrey Rassilon was deposed and exiled.
- (Marvel only) Doctor Who Monthly#47 (Doctor Who Monthly#62-67, 74, Doctor Who Summer Special 1983, Doctor Who Magazine#262-263, 265, 268
Morvane and Bedevere are two Time Lords and "High Evolutionaries" whose minds reside within the Gallifreyan Matrix. They and Rassilon discuss important issues that threaten Gallifrey, and if necessary, they can activate a mental construct known as Shayde, which is fueled by their wills and can travel across the galaxy to carry out missions for them. They were first seen during the Melanicus crisis, and again, much later, when the injured eighth incarnation of the Doctor entered the Matrix to speed up the healing of his injured mind.
Although it isn't stated, it would seem likely that they hail from Rassilon's time on Gallifrey and are (or rather were, when they were alive) womb-born Gallifreyans. (The Matrix was created by Rassilon, so they can't predate him, and Loom-born's minds are weaker, making them less likely to qualify as "High Evolutionaries"). They might even have been Rassilon's council in life, replacing his original partners, Omega and the Other.
- Doctor Who Magazine#62 (Doctor Who Magazine#63-65, 67, 262-263, 265
Bonjaxx is an old friend of the Doctor's (going back to at least his fourth incarnation), and runs a bar on the space station Maruthea, which is located at the centre of the space-time vortex. The Doctor likes to attend Bonjaxx's birthday bashes at least once per incarnation, but seems to always attend the same one (or maybe, given the nature of the station, there is only one).
Bonjaxx looks to be of the Daemon race, incredibly powerful beings who mostly died out millennia ago. Since the third Doctor mentioned he had never encountered one of these beings (just prior to encountering one), it would appear that he hadn't met Bonjaxx prior to this point, and that the first and second incarnations thus don't get to go to Bonjaxx's parties.
- Doctor Who Magazine#173
The Meep were a peaceloving race until their planet was exposed to "black sun" radiation, transforming them into a ravenous horde of galactic conquerors who reveled in torture and depravity. Their battle fleets were finally defeated during a massive space battle, but the leader of the Meeps, the evil Beep, escaped. Crashing on Earth with Wrarth warriors close behind him, he faked benevolence and gained the trust of a couple of Earth children. However when the Doctor (in his fourth persona) stumbled into the situation, he soon realized the truth, and helped bring the war criminal to justice.
Fifteen years later, Beep was given parole, and he returned to Earth, seeking revenge. Again his plots were thwarted by the fourth incarnation of the Doctor, who somehow trapped him inside a children's movie, For the Love of Lassie.
The Meep escaped and attempted to take revenge on Earth for the indignities it had heaped on him by using televised signals to take over the planet. This time he was thwarted by the sixth incarnation of the Time Lord.
Much later he attended Bonjaxx's birthday party at Maruthea, although he may not have been an invited guest. Blitzed out his skull, he made a feeble attempt to kill the Freefall Warriors, and accidentally precipitated a bar room brawl instead.
Beep was last seen having gone back in time to 1979, where he attempted to broadcast black sun radiation through people's televisions, thus transforming Earth into a psychotic world like his own. But at the television centre he planned to use, he mistook an actor called Tom Baker for his hated foe, and while Beep was distracted, the eighth incarnation of the Doctor stopped his plot.
Comments: Beep was also seen in Doctor Who Monthly#250, but this was a VR version of him, not a genuine appearance.
- Doctor Who Monthly#19 (Doctor Who Monthly#20-26, Doctor Who Yearbook 1996, The Ratings War audio play, Doctor Who Magazine#173, 283
Maxwell Edison was Stockbridge's resident medium, astrologer and UFO chaser, derided as a nutcase, "Mad" Max, by his fellow villagers. In 1982, believing he had spotted a spacecraft (possibly just a shooting star) landing in nearby Wells Woods one night, Max investigated and stumbled into the fifth Doctor's TARDIS. When Max told the Doctor that he had been out spotting that night because he had detected something alien in the sky, the Doctor decided that though it was likely that the intruder was a harmless crank, it was better to check and be sure. To the Time Lord's surprise, the TARDIS sensors identified an alien craft coming out of orbiting the Sun to head towards Earth, and he took Max with him on board the TARDIS as he investigated. The vessel proved to be derelict and seemingly uninhabited, though Max claimed to sense a presence on board; the pair departed as the ship approached Earth's atmosphere and the Doctor dropped Max back off in Wells Woods. Told by the Doctor as to when the vessel's debris would be visible burning up in the night sky, Max was able to show off this foreknowledge to gain some grudging respect from at least a few of his detractors when that night the sky lit up as the stars fell on Stockbridge. The departed Doctor soon learned that Max had been right about the vessel being haunted, when he discovered that an elemental entity that had been trapped on board had transferred itself to his TARDIS during the visit to the doomed ship. Max soon had another encounter with the fifth Doctor, this time accompanied by his friend Nyssa, when Stockbridge was caught in a time bubble, and Max helped the two aliens free his village.
By 1996 Max had become friends with fellow outsider Izzy Sinclair, a science fiction fan who shared his interest in aliens. Their joint search for alien artifacts led to them purchasing a pendant that turned out to have been stolen from the Celestial Toymaker, a powerful entity that delighted in turning unfortunate mortals into his eternal playthings. For this perceived transgression, the Toymaker placed Stockbridge into a pocket dimension and turned all of the residents bar Max and Izzy into dolls, but the eighth Doctor intervened and defeated the Toymaker with Max and Izzy's assistance. The Doctor then invited both to join him for a few trips in the TARDIS; Max declined, but Izzy eagerly accepted.
In 2009 the company Khrysalis Konstruction announced plans to build a leisure park in Stockbridge. With most of the village openly unhappy with their plans, Max founded the Stockbridge Preservation Society to protest against the company, but gradually the membership dwindled mysteriously with people either abruptly becoming for the construction or else simply disappearing, until within a year only Max remained a member, and now a village pariah. When the tenth Doctor and his companion Majenta Pryce turned up, Max enlisted his old friend's help, and they discovered that the villagers were being controlled by three extradimensional Zytragupten; Max was briefly possessed himself by one of them, the Lokhus, before the Doctor managed to free him. After the Doctor and Majenta left, Max was attacked by Majenta's former colleagues in the Crimson Hand, who were searching for her, but luckily sustained no long term injuries.
In 2016, on Max's sixtieth birthday, he was drawn into the twelfth Doctor's plot to bring Josiah Dogbolter to justice; afterwards, the Doctor finally took Max on a trip to an alien planet, allowing his old friend to celebrate his birthday alongside several of the Doctor's former companions on the planet Cornucopia.
- Doctor Who Monthly#68 (Doctor Who Monthly#69, The Eternal Summer audio play, Doctor Who Magazine#244-247, 328, 353, 403-405, 500
First Posted: 01/22/2003
Last updated: 04/09/2019
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