First Seen In:
The Tao Connection
Test of Nerve
Place of Origin:
An alternate version of Ellie Martin was a companion to an alternate version of the Valeyard, a possible future incarnation of the Time Lord known as The Doctor.
She was saved from a fatal car accident by the Valeyard and became his companion, though the Valeyard later threatened her at some point during their travels he could always take her back to her time, and place her in the path of an oncoming car. She helped him to prevent his meeting with Mel Bush and took her place in the Sixth Doctor’s timeline, accompanying the Valeyard to the Hyperion III in an altered version of the events that the Sixth Doctor and Mel had experienced where everyone onboard the liner was killed by the Vervoids.
By the time she met the alternate Mel, she had been travelling with the Valeyard for some time. She insisted on calling him”The Doctor”, and was confused about his intentions when he began meddling with history and talking of conquering and destroying planets. She seemed to have been somewhat desensitised to violence, but later helped him when he accidentally killed two previous Doctors and was suffering the effects of a grandfather paradox. She showed herself to be quite clever by working out what went wrong and suggesting looking for a solution in The Doctor’s diaries.
Although Ellie appeared to trust the Valeyard, he stabbed her to death with a switchblade knife to prove to Mel Bush that he was no longer The Doctor, and saying he wanted to be alone. He may have later regretted her death, referring hesitantly to having”allowed her to die”. (He Jests at Scars…)
BEHIND THE SCENES
Ellie Martin was originally created for the Sarah Jane Smith audio series as a stand-in for Sam Jones, an Eighth Doctor companion who joined Sarah Jane in Interference.