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Fugitive of the Judoon
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An incarnation of the Doctor, identified as such by the Judoon and the Thirteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver, had a history of working for Gallifrey, in a role one did not “apply for”, which she sought, though failed, to abandon. At one point, he Doctor hid out on Earth using a Chameleon Arch, taking on a human identity as “Ruth Clayton”.
She had her TARDIS buried near the lighthouse where she stored her true identity, and trusted Lee Clayton to protect her, under cover as Ruth’s husband. Lee was also tasked with reminding her to “Follow the light and break the glass” when the time was right, As this would lead Ruth to return to the lighthouse, which she was made to recall from childhood, and finally restore her Time Lord memories. (Fugitive of the Judoon)
The Thirteenth Doctor later learns from The Master that this is an incarnation of the Doctor from before the First Doctor, the memory of which has been redacted from her mind. (The Timeless Children)
WORKING FOR THE TIMELORDS
At one point, she worked for the Time Lords. She tried to flee from this job that she hadn’t signed up for by disguising herself as a human. (Fugitive of the Judoon)
AS RUTH CLAYTON
When questioned by the
Ruth lived in Gloucester with her “husband “, Lee. She worked there as a self-employed tour guide, and was a regular customer at a coffee shop where she knew the barista, Allan. Allan tried to convince Ruth that Lee was not good enough for her, even keeping a dossier which recorded his suspicionsof him.
The Judoon were able to track the couple due to Lee’s sentimentality in keeping an old service medal. Lee distracted the Judoon, allowing Ruth to escape with The Doctor, but sent her a cryptic message, and was ultimately killed by Gat. Ruth and the Doctor then travelled to the lighthouse where she broke the biodata module and reactivated her Time Lord personality. (Fugitive of the Judoon)
With her true self restored, she retrieved a rifle belonging to Gat, changed her clothes, and went outside to introduce herself to the
Before either Doctor could figure out what was going on, the TARDIS was captured by the Judoon. Onboard the Judoon ship, the two Doctors encountered Gat, with The Doctor giving Gat back her rifle. She attempted to pass off her other self as nobody, but this didn’t work, with the
The Doctor exhibited a more violent persona than her other incarnations, threatening to kill a Judoon platoon, and arming herself with a gun, even though she acknowledged that “The Doctor never uses weapons”.
She also showed dislike for the
The Doctor had the combat skills to overpower a platoon of Judoon with her bare hands, and even had the strength to remove Captain Pol-Kon-Don’s horn. (Fugitive of the Judoon)
The Doctor wore a long, navy blue coat. (Fugitive of the Judoon)
BEHIND THE SCENES
While Fugitive of the Judoon left it unclear where this incarnation of the Doctor fits into The Doctor’s life, Chris Chibnall confirmed to Mirror that, “She is definitively The Doctor. There’s not a sort of parallel universe going on, there’s no tricks.”
This incarnation of the Doctor was the first within the DWU to be played by a non-white actor, Jo Martin. Some stories have previously shown The Doctor briefly taking over the bodies of non-white humans, and so getting played by those who were cast for those characters, and others have already indicated that non-white incarnations do in fact exist somewhere along The Doctor’s timeline.
In 1986, Lenny Henry also portrayed a parodic incarnation of the Doctor in a comedy sketch as part of his BBC series The Lenny Henry Show.
Daniel Anthony played the Eleventh Doctor in The Sarah Jane Adventures story Death of the Doctor while he occupied the body of Clyde Langer, and Damian Lynch played the Third Doctor in the audio story Ghost in the Machine while he was using the body of Benjamin Chikoto to communicate.
More concretely, Russell T Davies’ Rose novelisation shows that Clive Finch has collected a photograph of, among other known incarnations, a tall, bald, black female Doctor who wields a flaming sword.