Eighth Doctor


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The TV MoviePaul McGann as in The TV Movie


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The Night of the Doctor

The Five Ish Doctors

Main Actor:

Paul McGann


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Leading a life of great temporal complexity, the Eighth Doctor was so frequently involved in time paradoxes and parallel universes that it was impossible to know with certainty how the major epochs of his existence fitted together. Complicating the matter even further were his frequent bouts of amnesia, as well as several phases of his life where he lived in one place for more than a hundred years, such as Earth and Orbis.

He was unique amongst incarnations of the Doctor in that he was technically dead both when he regenerated from the Seventh Doctor and when he regenerated into his successor incarnation. Additional factors that made him unique included him being the only Doctor to travel with an Ice Warrior, and the first to have significant interaction with his granddaughter after his first incarnation left her behind on Earth.

The Eighth Doctor was inherently a happy adventurer, falling in love with companions Grace Holloway and Charlotte Pollard, and was not averse to experiencing and appreciating very human emotions, from kissing Grace to providing psychological support for Izzy Sinclair.

At his core an optimist and a romantic, the Eighth Doctor tried to remain a cheerful and pacifistic adventurer in spite of a universe that grew ever increasingly hostile around him, eventually culminating in the eruption of the Last Great Time War between the Time Lords and the Dalek Empire.


The First Doctor would occasionally have premonitions of his future incarnations, (A Big Hand for The Doctor) and there was a rumour that he was able to glimpse as far as his eighth incarnation during a game of Eighth Man Bound. (Christmas on a Rational Planet, Lungbarrow)

When the First Doctor learned that he was diverted from the South Pole by “forces from the future” to stop him from becoming an incarnation that would play a key role in a future conflict, he was informed by the Player that he would have “lots of new faces” before he regenerated into the incarnation involved in the conflict. (The Plague of Dreams)

Shortly before his regeneration, the First Doctor was told of “a few false starts” before he became the Twelfth Doctor. (Twice Upon a Time)

The First Doctor was shown footage of the Eighth Doctor, as well as his ten other successors, by the Testimony when he expressed doubt over the Twelfth Doctor’s identity. (Twice Upon a Time)

Mawdryn attempted to force the Fifth Doctor to use up his eight remaining regenerations to end his follower’s cycle of perpetual rebirth, but this was rendered unnecessary when Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart made physical contact with his younger self and a discharge of temporal energy was released that allowed Mawdryn and his followers to die. (Mawdryn Undead)

The Eighth Doctor was described as “the idealist” by The Doctor’s first TARDIS to the Fifth Doctor. (Prisoners of Fate)

After losing his body to the Time Lords, The Master made a failed attempt to steal a regeneration from the Fifth Doctor. (The Velvet Dark)

The Fifth Doctor was told by Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart that he had worked with eight other incarnations of the Doctor by 1999, including fourof his future incarnations. (The King of Terror)

After the TARDIS became “stalled in the equivalent of a galactic lay-by”, the Sixth Doctor had a worried thought of Peri Brown growing old and dying in the TARDIS, while he would “go on regenerating until all [his] lives [were] spent”. (Vengeance on Varos)

When The Master exposed the Valeyard’s alliance with High Council to the Sixth Doctor at his trial, he revealed that the Valeyard was acting as the prosecutor for the trial in exchange for The Doctor’s remaining regenerations. (The Ultimate Foe)

While taunting the Sixth Doctor with knowledge of his future, the Valeyard described The Doctor’s eighth incarnation as the one that “[would] never be able to shake the shadow of death, ” and then claimed that “there [would] be deaths” in The Doctor’s future. (Trial of the Valeyard)

While posing as the Sixth Doctor’s next incarnation, Jack Harkness pondered on when the Seventh Doctor would regenerate. (Piece of Mind)

When Ace was sent into the Seventh Doctor’s mind, she discovered a room with thirteen cubicles, seven of them empty, while the other six contained shadowy white figures, representing The Doctor’s future incarnations. The barely formed eighth incarnation asked Ace if “it [was] time”, but she told him it was not and encouraged him to return to his slumber. (Timewyrm: Revelation) The Doctor himself would actively resist the temptation to regenerate, fearing it would cause the Valeyard to manifest. (Head Games)

After nearly drowning in the oceans of the Artifact, the Seventh Doctor briefly began to regenerate, but the process was averted when Mark Bannen applied artificial respiration. (Parasite)

While trapped in his own mind during his confrontation with the Scourge, the Seventh Doctor and Benny Summerfield saw The Doctor’s eighth incarnation, which The Doctor noted was more of a possibility than a reality when Benny became attracted to the image. (The Shadow of the Scourge)

After sealing Gallifrey away in a pocket dimension, (The Day of the Doctor) the Seventh Doctor was able to recall teaming up with his other twelve incarnations to save Gallifrey. (Cold Fusion)

After he suffered a one-sided heart attack at Roz Forrester’s funeral, the Seventh Doctor had a vision of Death taunting him about taking the life of one of his companions, and that she would soon take his “without warning, ” when he was “alone and afraid”. (So Vile a Sin) The Doctor later noted that his regeneration was growing nearer. (The Room With No Doors)

Gloria Swannickeronce faked the Seventh Doctor’s regeneration, and posed as his successor, as a scheme to trick Melanie Bush into working for her. (A Life of Crime)

The Seventh Doctor wondered if any of his successors would have longer legs than him. (Fiesta of the Damned)

After being injured, the Seventh Doctor became worried that he might have regenerated. (Makerof Demons)

After being imprisoned for years on Spiridon by the Daleks, the Seventh Doctor escaped by weaponising a light-wave sickness, killing The Daleks, and almost forcing him to regenerate. The Doctor survived by returning to the TARDIS, where his cells stabilised so the regeneration never took place. (Return of the Daleks)

As his body grew older, the Seventh Doctor realised his next regeneration would come soon. He became afraid that his successor would not have the mettle to always do what was necessary to stand against injustice, and devoted the rest of his time to rooting out evil and putting things right in the universe while he still knew he could. (Persuasion)


After his previous incarnation’s circulatory system was fatally damaged by Dr. Grace Holloway at Walker General Hospital, the Eighth Doctor came into existence three hours later in the hospital morgue; the anaesthetic nearly destroyed the regenerative process, resulting in the unprecedented delay. Suffering complete amnesia due to the circumstances of his
“death”, (The TV Movie) and feeling that his body was “wrong”, (The Novel of the Film) The Doctor pillaged a new outfit from the hospital locker room, and sought out Grace, (The TV Movie) whom he believed knew who he was, due to a memory he had of her. (The Novel of the Film) Convincing her to take him to her home by removing the surgical probe she had personally inserted into his previous body, The Doctor gave Grace some of his blood to study, and then went for a walk with her to try and jog more of his memory, which coincided with The Master, now in a stolen body, and Chang Lee opening the Eye of Harmony in the TARDIS, which caused The Doctor to regain his memory, but scare Grace away with his erratic behaviour and believe he was insane because of his claims of being a time traveller and an alien, and the eventual destruction of the Earth due to The Master’s actions.

While Grace called for a psychiatric ward, The Doctor realised that the Eye opening was causing molecular instability on Earth, and that he needed to find an atomic clock with a beryllium chip to fix the critical timing malfunction in the TARDIS console. Just then, The Master and Lee arrived, pretending to be the ambulance drivers that had answered Grace’s call, but The Doctor exposed their deception to Grace on the journey, and the two escaped to the Institute for Technological Advancement and Research on a police motorcycle. There, they were able to steal a beryllium chip from Professor Wagg’s atomic clock.

When they got back to the TARDIS to fix the timing malfunction, Grace knocked The Doctorout when The Master took over her mind and she and Lee put him in restraints. While the restrained Doctor managed to expose Lee to The Master’s lies before he could reopen the Eye, The Master killed Lee and forcibly used the freed Grace instead, so he could use the Eye to steal The Doctor’s lives. Faced with The Master’s endgame, The Doctor instructed Grace to set the TARDIS on a temporal orbit back in its timestream to prevent the Earth from being sucked through the Eye; the consequential loss of power to the Eye prevented The Master from successfully stealing The Doctor’s life force. (The TV Movie) However, the usage of a temporal orbit to save the Earth resulted in what was referred to as the Eighth Doctor’s “birth cry” by the boy of the Faction Paradox, (Unnatural History) which was a temporal paradox that heralded a life of considerable complexity. (Interference – Book One, Interference – Book Two, Time Zero, The Gallifrey Chronicles; Storm Warning, Zagreus)

Grace returned to release The Doctor from his restraints, but The Master regained enough strength to throw her across the Cloister Room, killing her. The Doctor and the Master then fought one another, but The Master misjudged the angle of an attack and fell into the Eye, refusing to accept The Doctor’s aid. As the TARDIS travelled back in its time-stream, Grace and Lee were revived by some energy from the Eye. Depositing them back to San Francisco in time for New Year’s Day 2000, The Doctor advised Lee to take a vacation on the following Christmas, and asked Grace to travel with him. Though she declined, and he rejected her request to live a normal life with her in San Francisco, the two parted on good terms with a goodbye kiss, as The Doctor left for new adventures in his TARDIS, (The TV Movie) with the intention of travelling alone for a while. (The Bodysnatchers)


Leaving San Francisco, The Doctor fell victim to a last trap set by The Master, causing yet another case of amnesia. He found himself travelling to different past points in his own timeline, encountering his previous incarnations to regain his memories via telepathic contact with each past incarnation. During these visits, he also offered the past Doctors advice and assistance, even securing the release of Borusa from the Tomb of Rassilon while arranging an inquiry into the trial of his sixth incarnation. At the end of this journey, Rassilon revealed that he had been guiding The Doctor’s journeys to make some changes to the pattern of history; The Doctor regained his memories and acquired a new companion, Sam Jones, a young woman from the same Shoreditch neighbourhood in which he lived in during his first incarnation. (The Eight Doctors) Since The Doctor had inadvertently changed his own timeline by travelling through it, (Alien Bodies) the “Great Grey Eminence” made a deal with the Faction Paradox to fold The Doctor’s timeline back on itself and rewrite Gallifreyan history, at least according to the Book of Lies. The Boy suggested that, as part of the Eminence’s plan to re-sterilise Gallifrey, he arranged for The Doctor to travel with Sam rather than someone who would dare to “screw” him. (Unnatural History) However, The Doctor would periodically take several “side trips” between his adventures with Sam. (Seeing I)

After Sam joined him, The Doctor took her to Silhouette Island in the Seychelles, where they were captured by a Rhiptogan bounty hunter called Ruduse. After Sam was poisoned by an alien plant, The Doctor gained an ally in a fugitive Ladeeth, who sacrificed himself to trap Ruduse in a spaceship before it exploded. Back in the TARDIS, The Doctor successfully cured Sam. (Bounty)

Soon after an adventure on a new planet, (Steps) The Doctor became dissatisfied with his model train set, and decided to rebuild the system so that it could function on its own and not need his constant attention. (Model Train Set)

The Doctor and Sam visited Stonehenge during its construction, where they discovered that it was being built by slave labour. The Doctor was captured after Sam interrupted a human sacrifice and he was taken to Coyn, the tribal chieftain obsessed with building the temple, and convinced him to let the slaves go free. He later put an end to the rebellion Sam had inadvertently started. (The People’s Temple)

Feeling remorseful for the crimes of the Seventh Doctor, the Eighth Doctor began working on a farm owned by Senora Panstedas and helped her to receive closure for her murdered husband. (Totem)

The Doctor and Sam landed on Eros, where they were captured by Queen Asheya. She fell in love with him and desired to make him her consort. When The Doctor was challenged to a duel to the death for Asheya’s hand, he promised Asheya he would stay if he won. However, Asheya realised that he did not want to stay, and gave him back his freedom. (The Queen of Eros)

The Doctor returned to his model train set, only to find it in ruins, a glitch having caused the entire system to go out of control. He started to clean up, but noticed a miniature work crew beginning to make repairs, and decided to let them fix it themselves, hoping that they would learn from the process. (Model Train Set)

The Doctor and Sam killed a vampire in 1976 San Francisco with the help of Carolyn McConnell. (Vampire Science)

The Doctor witnessed the birth of Arthur Pendragon in Camelot. Remembering his encounter with Morgaine in his seventh incarnation and the destiny that he had to fulfil, The Doctor began calling himself “Merlin” and defeated Morgaine and a renegade Time Lord, who wanted to overpower Camelot. However, he was too late to stop the renegade from killing Arthur. The Doctor used Morgaine’s spaceship to place Arthur’s body at the bottom of the lake, leaving the message for the Seventh Doctor, ensuring that both his and Arthur’s destinies would be fulfilled. (One Fateful Knight)

The Eighth Doctor teamed up with all of his other incarnations to save Gallifrey from destruction at the end of the Last Great Time War. (The Day of the Doctor) Shortly after meeting for tea with his other incarnations to celebrate in the Under Gallery, (The Day of the Doctor) the Eighth Doctor lost all memory of the events due to the timelines not being synchronised. (The Day of the Doctor)

The Doctor met Fey Truscott-Sade in an adventure involving psychic weasels in Russell Square. The Doctor gave her a Stattenheim Summoner – a device, disguised as a tin whistle, that could contact The Doctor’s TARDIS. (Tooth and Claw) On Zalezna he later aided the young prince Mihal in overthowing his evil uncle Kalem, who had killed his father and stolen the throne. Mihal felt unready for his burden, so The Doctor recounted several stories about leadership, which he had witnessed over his lives. (From Little Acorns)

When the Fourth Doctor used his TARDIS tuner to begin a temporal meta-collision with his other incarnations, the Eighth Doctor learnt that Earth was under threat from a pandimensional entity that had trapped his fourth incarnation in his TARDIS. While the Eighth Doctor argued with his other incarnations, the War Doctor used encoded messages from the Sixth Doctor to stop the invasion before it began, and the Sixth Doctor installed a way to expel the entity from the Fourth Doctor’s TARDIS. With the crisis over, the Eighth Doctor went off to deal with The Daleks. (Doctors Assemble!)

After taking several side trips between adventures with her, (Seeing I) The Doctor left Sam at a Greenpeace rally, intending to pick her up after a few hours. (Vampire Science) Realising that Adam Mitchell was kidnapping his companions across time, The Doctor went to protect Grace. Convincing her to take a single trip in the TARDIS, The Doctor took her to Brendais, where they liberated the Lowgrounder people from the Overseers. As they made to depart, Adam appeared and, after a short conversation with The Doctor, took Grace. (The Body Politic)

Following a chronal trail left by the Eleventh Doctor as the Tenth Doctor merged their TARDISes together, the Eighth Doctor joined his other incarnations as they stormed Adam’s fortress in Limbo to save their friends from Adam and the Master. Though The Master attacked them with Autons, Frobisher was able to free the captured companions, and they helped The Doctors fight off the Autons, as Adam had a change of heart when The Master revealed he intended to use the chronal energies he had stolen across The Doctor’s timelines to destroy the universe. After The Master killed Adam as he foiled his plans, the eleven Doctors honoured Adam as a “true companion”. (Endgame)

While walking through a forest, The Doctor was attacked by time flies, but was saved by his twelfth incarnation. (A Stitch in Time)


Visiting the space haulage ship Dreadnought, The Doctor befriended a crewmember named Stacy Townsend. When the Cybermen invaded the ship, the paironly just managed to escape with the help of Bill’s sacrifice. The Doctor and Stacy left together, attempting to return Stacy home. (Dreadnought)

Abandoning the idea of taking Stacy home, The Doctor instead took her to Mars to witness an Ice Warrior coronation, where they fought two rival factions of Ice Warriors and the High Lord Uzoxx. During this adventure, The Doctor befriended an Ice Warrior called Ssard, who joined him aboard the TARDIS. (Descendance, Ascendance)

Soon after, The Doctor and his companions met P’fer’d and M’rek’d, an Equinoid couple, whilst visiting Victorian London, (Perceptions) and defeated a quartet of shapeshifters who had kidnapped Stacy. (Coda) A few months into their travels, Stacy and Ssard decided to leave The Doctor to get married. (Placebo Effect)


On a trip to Stockbridge, The Doctor encountered the Celestial Toymaker, who had brainwashed almost all the residents of Stockbridge into obeying him. However, there were two people left in Stockbridge to fight back against the Toymaker; The Doctor’s old friend Maxwell Edison and his friend, “comic geek” Izzy Sinclair. After The Doctor restored the city to normal with the help of Max and Izzy, The Doctor again offered Max the opportunity to travel with him in the TARDIS. Max declined again, so The Doctor invited Izzy, and she decided to accept, joining him on his travels. (Endgame)

On their first adventure, they went to the distant future of Earth in the 51st century, where they managed to traverse a pirate-infested wasteland and reach the Keep, a mysterious source of power in the middle of nowhere. Within, they found the genius, Crivello, who had solved the problem of the dwindling energy Earth received from the Sun, by creating a second sun capable of providing enough energy. The Doctor helped Crivello launch the device and a secondary sun was created in the Crab Nebula to provide humanity with a new home as Sol went supernova. (The Keep)

After the TARDIS console exploded mid-flight, The Doctor and Izzy awoke at the bottom of a celestial staircase, believing that they had died and were moving on to the next life. At the top of the staircase, the duo found a courtroom, where The Doctor was accused of various crimes by figures from his past, prompting the judge to sentence both him and Izzy to Hell, only to discover that, in fact, they were in interstitial space, a simulated environment where a figure in white explained their true situation. The TARDIS had been invaded by a Vortex parasite, and they had been uploaded to the TARDIS’ datascape to combat it. After defeating the creature with the help of the figure, whom The Doctor realised was a manifestation of the TARDIS’ own consciousness, The Doctor and Izzy decided to set off in search of a holiday. (A Life of Matter and Death)

The Doctor and Izzy materialised on a small satellite orbiting Crivello’s sun, and witnessed an attack on it by the Daleks. While attempting to stop the Daleks’ plans, they found that anotherof the Doctor’s enemies, the megacorp known as the Threshold, had been hired to destroy The Daleks, and already had a plan in motion. This plan failed and Izzy escaped with the Threshold’s payment and a portal-generating Threshold ring. She warped to The Doctor’s location, and he was told of the Threshold’s mission, and knew who hired them, since the box containing their payment was embossed with the Seal of Rassilon. The Doctor managed to defeat both The Daleks and the Threshold by making Crivello’s sun go supernova. As The Doctor and Izzy escaped in the TARDIS, a Threshold agent appeared to remind The Doctor that the Threshold was not destroyed yet. (Fire and Brimstone)

Arriving on a tourist planet, The Doctor stumbled upon a crime scene and inadvertently implicated himself for a series of murders. However, he was saved when Izzy used her yet-to-be-written tourist log to send an anonymous tip to the police about the location of the true culprit. (By Hook or By Crook)

The Doctor and Izzy were summoned to an isolated island by Fey Truscott-Sade. Together with Fey, they defeated Varney, but The Doctor was infected with a toxin. (Tooth and Claw) The Doctor returned to Gallifrey, where his mind was placed in the Matrix while his body was cured. From there The Doctor was lured into an adventure involving the Elysians, where he met Shayde again and asked him a favour. The Doctor then returned and apparently regenerated into his ninth incarnation. (The Final Chapter)


The Doctor and Izzy arrived in 17th century Japan and became involved in alien research by the Gaijin. The Gaijin were working with the locals in Japan and had created the secret to immortality; millions of Nan oforms that would recreate any damaged tissue within seconds. The Doctor managed to stop the Gaijin from giving the locals immortality with the help of Samurai Sato Katsura, who was injured in the conflict. The Doctor used some of the Nan oforms to heal Sato. However, The Doctor poured too many of the Nan oforms on Sato and made him immortal. (The Road to Hell)

Later, The Doctor and Izzy had a brief meeting with Beep the Meep. This happened in a parallel universe, one where the adventures of the Doctor were nothing more than televised programmes and science fiction. The Doctor defeated Beep and, confused by the oddities of the parallel universe, The Doctor and Izzy departed. (TV Action!)

The Doctor, Izzy and new companion Kroton were taken to Paradost, where they discovered that Sato Katsura and the Master had joined forces to fight The Doctor and Kroton for the Glory, victory giving them full powers over space and time. Kroton killed Sato Katsura and the powerover the Glory was passed on to him. Kroton used this power to banish The Master from Paradost and restore peace to space and time. Kroton then decided to leave the TARDIS, and the Doctor and Izzy left in search of new adventures. (The Glorious Dead)


The Doctor swapped the Crystal of Consciousness with an identical duplicate, which Valis stole. Valis restrained The Doctor and Izzy, having them at his mercy, when the fake crystal backfired on him upon it being placed in Valis’ psychic web. Izzy mocked this substitution as obvious. (Death to The Doctor)

The Doctor and Izzy encountered an alien called Destrii onboard Ophidius. Betraying her trust, she swapped bodies with Izzy and was seemingly disintegrated before The Doctor could get Izzy’s body back. (Ophidius) He tried to help Izzy cope with the trauma of losing herold body, and adjust to her new one. (Beautiful Freak)

After Izzy was kidnapped by individuals searching for Destrii, (Children of the Revolution) The Doctor contacted Fey (Me and My Shadow) and she joined him on his search. Finding Destrii alive, The Doctor took her along, and travelled to the planet Oblivion to get Izzy back. (Uroboros) Finally returned to heroriginal body, Izzy chose to leave The Doctor’s company as a result of the stress that she went through being trapped in Destrii’s body. (Oblivion)


Shortly after leaving Izzy, a depressed Doctor went to a bar called Bish’s to drown his sorrows, where he struck up a conversation with the bartender, Bish. After stopping a drone called Zalda from blowing herself up, Bish told him that he seemed most at home helping people. Hearing this, The Doctor decided to go on holiday. (Where Nobody Knows Your Name)

Taking a holiday on the Mediterranean cruise liner W.H. Allen, The Doctor became embroiled in the espionage of the escaped Soviet Cold War experiment known as Organism 96 and Colonel Hulke, the MI5 agent tasked with locating Organism 96. Ultimately, Hulke sacrificed himself to destroy Organism 96 with a bomb, but also caused the W.H. Allen to start sinking. In the resulting chaos, The Doctor slipped away in his TARDIS. (Organism 96)

Intending to visit Egypt, The Doctor investigated a para-static vortex beam in 1977 London and discovered a vast alien being called the Nukaryote was hiding beneath a football stadium. Assisted by Billy Wilkins and Ray Stobbs, The Doctor foiled the Nukaryote and the Morg-killer unit’s plot to absorb all life on Earth. (The Nightmare Game)

Going on holiday with a boatman called Ediphis, The Doctor encountered a Osiran god called Thoueris. After escaping her attempts on his life, The Doctor stopped Thoueris from seizing control of Eygpt and fed her to crocodiles. (The Power of Thoueris!)

The Eighth Doctor attended a private Christmas party hosted by the First Doctor. (The Feast of Seven… Eight (and Nine))

Visiting London in 1840, The Doctor met Spring-heeled Jack, a Hunter who was searching for the scientist Morjanus. Although he had tried to steal his mind, The Doctor helped Jack to stop Morjanus from creating an experimental weapon that would wipe out the Hunters. Also succeeding in stopping the Pyrodine, the genetically engineered race Morjanus planned to use as a weapon, from attacking London, The Doctor left Jack on good terms after he witnessed Jack restore Morjanus’ fabricated persona to her, allowing her to live out her life as Penny Chapman in Victorian London. (The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack)


The Doctor bumped into Destrii again and discovered a plan by her and her uncle to aid the Windigo. Finding her bleeding after she was savaged by Jodafra, he carried her to the TARDIS in an attempt to save her life. (Bad Blood) After helping him defeat the Zeronites, he invited her to join him on his travels. (Sins of the Fathers) The duo then travelled to London in 2004 where they prevented the Cybermen from converting all humans, and left together in search of new adventures. (The Flood) Destrii eventually left the TARDIS. (The Stockbridge Showdown)


The Doctor visited Bernice Summerfield and the Brigadier during an attempted Ice Warrior invasion. (The Dying Days)

The Doctor visited Clio on her birthday after all of her family had passed away, removed her from her stasis bed, and lead her into the forest that remained from her civilisation. As he told her a story of a princess cursed to sleep while the world moved on without her, Clio passed away in his arms. (The Glass Princess)

The Doctor had a telepathic conversation with Greenaway to try to prompt him out of his coma, even telling him the truth of his situation, but Greenway still declined to awaken. (Greenaway) The Doctor then acted as a jury member of the First Doctor’s trial and trapped Dr. Harris in the time vortex to protect the Web of Time. (The Juror’s Story)

The Doctor reunited with Joseph Liebermann in Salt Lake City, (Matrix) adventured in an American park, where he briefly crossed paths with the Second Doctor and a version of Clara Oswald, (The Name of the Doctor) and reunited with Bernice Summerfield during an archaeological dig which uncovered his TARDIS key. (Benny’s Story)


Tracking a probe to Fort Casey in the Nevada desert, The Doctor found that the town had fallen victim to the von Neumann seeding probe’s pathogen. With the aid of Captain Evelyn Chan, he managed to trick the probe into allowing him to destroy it, thus preventing it from infecting any more people. (Spore)

The Doctor was contacted by Bernice Summerfield on behalf of Romana. Together with his previous five incarnations, he was then brought to the planet of Henlen to stop the Sirens of Time from hijacking the first Gallifreyan experiment of time travel, as they had caused a time paradox that was splitting the universe apart. The Doctors successfully carried out the experiment, restoring the correct timeline and the Doctor was taken back by Benny to his own time. (Collision Course)


After picking Sam up from the rally, The Doctor went to 1997 San Francisco after being summoned by Carolyn McConnell, where they encountered a rogue group of Vampires. (Vampire Science) They then visited Victorian era London where they, with the help of George Litefoot, stopped a Zygon plot to conquer the Earth with Skarasen. (The Bodysnatchers)

The Doctor then encountered anotherold friend when he and Sam were caught in an alternate timeline created by the Tractites. Jo Grant helped the TARDIS team keep Earth’s history on track. Although their victory was not absolute, as The Doctor did not discover who gave the Tractites the Time Tree they used to create “Paratractis”. (Genocide)

Responding to a distress signal, The Doctor discovered a Thal ship had recovered Davros, and was horrified to learn that the Thal military wanted to make Davros modify their biology to make them better soldiers against The Daleks. He failed to convince the Thal leader of the folly, pointing out Davros would take advantage of the situation and mutilate the Thals like he did the Kaleds. The situation swiftly became more complicated when the Daleks appeared to arrest Davros and take him back to Skaro, with The Dalek Emperor claiming that the “Skaro” The Doctor had destroyed during The Dalek Civil War was actually part of an elaborate deception to manipulate Davros’s perception of Dalek history so that Earth of 1963 would believe that Skaro was destroyed. The Doctor fled Skaro after the Daleks entered a civil war between those loyal to Davros and those loyal to the Emperor. (War of the Daleks)

Arriving in the East Indies, ReVit Zone late in the 21st century, The Doctor came across an auction for a mysterious relic. At this auction, he met several players in a future war between the Time Lords and a mysterious enemy, including the Faction Paradox and the Celestis. In the course of the auction, The Doctor was able to trick the various parties into believing that the Relic had become a temporal paradox, allowing him to take it and bury it accordingly. (Alien Bodies)

Investigating temporal disturbance on the planet Hirath, The Doctor discovered that the temporal disruptions were caused by an old alien ship while Sam was trapped on a prison planet. The Doctor discovered the source of the Time Trees that had previously been sold to the Tractites, and was able to destroy the temporal probe, but, in the process, Sam was sent onto a ship under autopilot and sent away, with no way for The Doctor to find her. (Longest Day)

Before he could begin his search for Sam, The Doctor received a telepathic distress call from Susan and decided to trace the call back to before its source so that he could prevent Susan sending the cry. However, in the process, The Doctor discovered The Master was present, seeking to claim abandoned Dalek equipment. The Doctor was able to thwart The Master’s plan, but his old foe escaped, killing David Campbell and taking Susan as a hostage, only for Susan to take The Master’s TARDIS and throw him out of his own ship after triggering an explosion in the ship. (Legacy of the Daleks)

Continuing his search for Sam, The Doctor traced her to the Dreamstone Moon, a semi-sentient planet that could bring dreams to life, but The Doctor and Sam were separated once again, with Sam believing The Doctor dead when the moon reacted to attempts to mine it, embarrassed at her self-perceived failure to help him. (Dreamstone Moon)

Tracking Sam to Ha’olam, The Doctor was arrested and spent the next three years in a prison controlled by the company INC, unable to escape as the prison included an A.I. linked to his mind through a circuit in his eye that predicted his attempts to escape. However, Sam eventually learned about his imprisonment while campaigning against INC’s treatment of prisoners and was able to use the TARDIS to retrieve him. The Doctor subsequently learned that INC’s technology was provided by the I, a group consciousness who secretly provided technology to other races so that they could steal the results as they lacked originality. Having defeated the I with the aid of DOCTOR, The Doctor and Sam departed. (Seeing I)

The Doctor and Sam then landed on the planet Janus Prime, where they were separated from each other in an encounter with the mercenaries who lived there. The Doctor was brought to Menda, Janus Prime’s twin planet, where he befriended the human colony that lived there. Gustav Zemler, the leader of the mercenaries, attempted to destroy Menda, but was stopped by The Doctor. Zemler’s defeat did come at a price, as The Doctor was forced to destroy Janus Prime. (The Janus Conjunction)

Shortly after leaving Janus Prime and Menda, The Doctor saved the entire Bel system from destruction at the hand of solar fluctuations and saved Sam from a cult that gave people unlimited lives through the use of nanogenes. (Beltempest)

Visiting London in 1963, The Doctor acquired another companion, Fitz Kreiner. (The Taint)

At this point in their travels, Sam experienced a revelation about herself, which would have a huge impact on The Doctor when he detected a dimensional scar in 2002 San Francisco. After falling into the scar, her history and personality changed back to its original state before her timeline had been altered. The Doctor placed his TARDIS in the dimensional scar to contain the energies and sort out the restored Sam Jones. (Unnatural History)

The Doctor then gained a new companion, Compassion, with the departure of Sam. Both Sam and Fitz played pivotal roles in The Doctor’s battles with various enemies, including Faction Paradox. It was this battle which would change both companions and the Doctor. The Doctor then travelled alone for a time, (Interference: The Hourof the Geek) investigating the War in his future, and he discovered the true identity of the enemy; however, he then erased the data from his memory. (Toy Story) Eventually, The Doctor met up with Fitz and Compassion once again. (The Blue Angel)

Following a battle, The Doctor’s TARDIS was destroyed. This changed The Doctor’s view of Gallifrey and changed the lives of his companions in ways that would be felt for a long time, as The Doctor was forced to travel inside his companion Compassion, who had evolved into a TARDIS and was now sought by the Time Lords — including his former companion Romana — to be essentially used as a slave to breed other advanced TARDISes, The Doctor refusing to allow his friend to be used in such a manner even to save his people. (The Shadows of Avalon) By another account, the Ship was instead destroyed by its sister, Lolita. (The Book of the War, Toy Story)

The Doctor and Fitz escaped in Compassion using a randomiser, in an attempt to escape from The Time Lords. They travelled to Yquatine, (The Fall of Yquatine) Eskon, (Coldheart) and Banquo Manor, when a Time Lord disguised as Cuthbert Simpson obtained the randomiser seed code for Compassion, and transmitted this information to Gallifrey. This allowed the Time Lords to predict where The Doctor would materialise next. (The Banquo Legacy)

The TARDIS was captured by the Time Lords, and they quickly became embroiled in the Time Lords’ war. The Doctor’s foreknowledge of the War in Heaven culminated his choosing to destroy Gallifrey and its system to try to erase the version of events he had seen from his future. (The Ancestor Cell) In the moments before Gallifrey’s destruction, Compassion and the Doctor devised a plan to one day save Gallifrey, where The Doctor absorbed the Matrix in his mind, compressing his memories. (The Gallifrey Chronicles) Compassion delivered him to Earth with his own TARDIS, which she found in the debris of Gallifrey. This allowed The Doctor to recover for a hundred years, his memory apparently lost from the trauma of the event and the TARDIS requiring time to regenerate after its power had been completely depleted in the attack that destroyed Gallifrey and Faction Paradox’s invading fleet. When The Doctor awoke on Earth, he found that he could not remember who he was or anything that he had done before waking up. The only things The Doctor could find linking him to his past was a small blue box the size of a matchbox and a note in his pocket from Fitz. (The Ancestor Cell)


During his first five days stranded on 1900 Earth, The Doctor was placed in a Victorian ward after being found wandering around aimlessly. (Vanishing Point)

In 1894, The Doctor first became aware of there being more to his life than simple amnesia when the strange box in his pocket began to glow with a strange heat whenever a certain side was facing the village of Turelhampton. Following the box to the place where it was all hot, The Doctor defeated an elemental life-form of pure fire by tricking it into destroying a dam, while his box absorbed some of the being’s energy and grew from its previous size to the size of a man. (The Burning)

Introducing himself simply as “John”, The Doctor defeated a vampire preying on a small village in the early 20th century. (Evergreen) He also spent some time in Prague during 1903. (The City of the Dead)

Now aware that there was more to the world than the obvious, The Doctor eventually developed some contacts with certain secret elements of the government, prompting him to investigate strange events around an asylum treating patients suffering from PTSD after their war service in 1918, defeating the psychic manifestations of the patients’ grief. (Casualties of War)

During the 1930s, The Doctor wrote short stories for various magazines, but, while they were lauded as imaginative, he was subconsciously expressing his lost memories in them, and as a result crammed too much detail into one story for potential publishers to accept them. (Wolfsbane) In 1935, The Doctor served as a sailor aboard the Sarah Gail, where he met Lorenzo Smitt, (The Year of Intelligent Tigers) who travelled with him for a time afterwards. (The Gallifrey Chronicles)

While staying in a small village in 1936, The Doctor met his former companion Harry Sullivan, although his amnesia prevented them from recognising each other, and worked with Harry to stop Hester Stanton, a woman who believed that she was the reincarnation of Morgan le Fay, from bringing the land to life to serve her with the aid of a tricked werewolf. In the course of this, The Doctor was knocked out by what appeared to be the Holy Grail, which rejected his attempt to carry it due to his destroying of Gallifrey, but Harry was able to use it to force Hester to retreat, The Doctor assuming that Harry and others were dead when they had actually been taken away by the Fourth Doctor. (Wolfsbane)

The Doctor bought Fitz’s journal in a bookshop on the Euston Road in 1938. (Time Zero) He also travelled with Delilah and Frank on different occasions. (The Gallifrey Chronicles)

When he learned of a strange code that had been sent from Germany in 1943, The Doctor attempted to help Alan Turing, Graham Greene, and Joseph Heller translate it and track its origins, but by the time he reached its source in 1945, the original senders had vanished, and the Doctor was left forced to admit that even he didn’t know if helping the source of the signal was the right thing to do. (The Turing Test)

These events left The Doctor in a deep depression for the next few years, feeling as though his actions were pointless, until he became caught up in the efforts of the mysterious Players to escalate the Cold War into open conflict in 1951. Forced to act as an agent for “Tightrope”, an un official gathering of spies on both sides who sought to maintain the balance between the Soviets and theiropposing forces, The Doctor had to smuggle double agents out of the country and prevent efforts to brainwash Truman and Stalin into declaring war. A confrontation with his old foe, the Countess, helped The Doctor reaffirm his desire and love of life and peace, allowing him to continue with a more positive outlook on life. (Endgame)

During the 1950s, The Doctor acted as a ghost-writer for a former Hollywood screenwriter who was having trouble concentrating, but departed when he realised that an alien life-form trapped nearby was causing a degenerative mental condition in most of the locals through its efforts to communicate and he could do nothing to help anyone affected. (Mordieu)

In 1962, The Doctor spent some time in an ancient Khmer temple. (The Year of Intelligent Tigers) In 1977, The Doctor witnessed Eva Dalloway being caught shoplifting and observed the Seventh Doctor departing the Quadrant council estate. (Damaged Goods)

During the 1970s, The Doctor travelled with Claudia, (The Gallifrey Chronicles) a young widow who lived in England, with The Doctor staying with her in 1976. (Father Time)

In 1980, The Doctor rescued Miranda Dawkins from pursuers from the far future, adopting her himself to give her a chance at a better life after her adopted parents were killed. (Father Time) During this time, The Doctor thwarted the efforts of the mysterious Network to turn humanity into nodes in its system. (The Gallifrey Chronicles) Miranda eventually learned the truth about her past and fled in fear, leaving The Doctor to spend the next few years trying to find her. Learning of Miranda’s location in 1989, The Doctor discovered that she had been captured by Ferran, the rulerof a vast empire in the far future, who had come back in time in his spaceship, the Supremacy. Travelling to America, The Doctor hi-jacked the space shuttle Atlantis and was able to mimic Ferran’s voice to allow him to board the ship, he and Miranda swiftly staging a bloodless coup. Miranda returned to the future with Ferran to reform society, but The Doctor decided to remain as he was close to his appointment with Fitz. (Father Time) Sometime later, The Doctor began travelling with Nina. (The Gallifrey Chronicles)


By 2001, the TARDIS had regained its original appearance, with The Doctor reuniting with Fitz, just as the note had said, on February 8 2001, in the St Louis Bar & Grill. Initially distracted helping Fitz’s new acquaintance, Anji Kapoor, rescue her boyfriend, Dave Young, when he became caught up in a planned Kulan invasion of Earth. After Dave was killed and Fitz was captured by the Kulan, the TARDIS completed its interior regeneration, allowing The Doctor and Anji to travel up to their fleet. Unfortunately, the invasion was only defeated when Anji accidentally tricked the entire fleet into firing on each other as she didn’t realise that the mothership had full control of all weapons in the fleet, forcing The Doctor, Fitz and Anji to flee into the TARDIS as the Kulan destroyed themselves. With The Doctor’s control of the TARDIS still awkward and his arrival in the Kulan fleet more luck than judgement, The Doctor and Fitz were left to accept the reluctant Anji as their new companion. (Escape Velocity)

Immediately after leaving Earth, the TARDIS crew found themselves on a museum on the planet New Jupiter called EarthWorld that chronicled the history of Earth – badly. This was due to the loss of information from Earth’s history and general poor recordkeeping. While on EarthWorld, The Doctor stopped the plans of three insane teenage twins – Asia, Antarctica, and Africa – as well as revealing the murdererof their mother, Hanstrum. (EarthWorld)

During his travels with Fitz and Anji, The Doctor took a cat to a new life in Wales, (The City of the Dead) and forced the Tigers of Hitchemus to co-operate with a group of human colonists instead of fighting them. During this time, The Doctor grew close to musician Karl Sadeghi, but the two fell out after Karl drowned some of the tigers. (The Year of Intelligent Tigers)


While on Earth in the 18th century, The Doctor’s heart was removed by Sabbath, ostensibly to save The Doctor’s life as it seemingly began to poison him by trying to link to a home world that no longer existed, but also to allow Sabbath to travel through time by planting it in himself. (The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) This caused The Doctor to lose many of his Time Lord abilities, such as his respiratory bypass system, although he eventually came to adapt to this loss and recognise that he was defined by what he did rather than his physical limitations. (Hope)

Some time later, The Doctor attempted to push the TARDIS to its limits to see what they were – this meant that the TARDIS was forced to crash on the planet Endpoint and the Doctor, Fitz, and Anji were stranded on the city of Hope after the TARDIS sunk into the acid sea. The un official leader of the city, Silver, became interested in The Doctor and his friends after The Doctor supplied an apple core which held vital seeds. As such, The Doctor was contracted to solve a series of murders which turned out to be caused by human throwbacks living in a submarine attempting to harvest a chemical in the Endpoint native’s brains. The Doctor stopped the experiments, however, Silver used a terraforming device to make Endpoint more habitable. He appropriated the experiments and used them to make a race of supermen to take over the universe. The Doctor stopped him and marooned Silveron a deserted planetoid. The Doctor and company then left the planet of Endpoint afterwards. (Hope)

Arriving on Isolation Station Forty in the Plurocratic Empire, The Doctor, Fitz and Anji encountered a war being fought between the Plurocrats and the Defaulters that used time as a weapon. The Clock People used Dr. Paterson’s time machines to infect the humans by altering their pasts. The Doctor managed to destroy the first wave with mustard gas, but the survivor infected Station One. Although the creatures were able to infect The Doctor, he used that infection to seal the breach, destroying them for good. However “Mr. Mistletoe” revealed himself to be Sabbath and had manipulated The Doctor into a position where The Doctor saw the Clock People as invaders, rather than refugees. (Anachrophobia)

While separated from his companions by a time storm over Akrotiri in 1000 BC, The Doctor befriended Alcestis, and became her tutor. (Fallen Gods)

After a long series of battles with Sabbath, he was forced to remove The Doctor’s heart from his body, which allowed The Doctor to grow a new one. (Camera Obscura) The TARDIS crew began arriving in alternative timelines, and encountered Sabbath more frequently, who hired a con artist called Trix MacMillan. (Time Zero, The Domino Effect, Reckless Engineering, The Last Resort)

After discovering the source of the sudden increase in alternate timelines, The Doctor, Fitz and Anji managed to solve the problem. However, Anji decided to leave the TARDIS to raise a child called Chloe, while Trix joined the TARDIS crew. (Timeless)

The Doctor later found out that Sabbath had been hired by an organisation called the Council of Eight, who had the objective of removing as many alternative timelines from existence as possible, so they could have more control over the universe. The Council attempted to engineer the deaths of the Doctor’s companions, since they were random, uncontrollable elements. The Doctor managed to destroy the Council and prevent their deaths with the help of Sabbath and Miranda’s daughter, Zezanne, but seemingly at the cost of their lives. (Sometime Never…)


After defeating the Council, The Doctor, Fitz and Trix went to Espero. While there, The Doctor was offered to have his memories restored by Madam Xing, which he refused. (Halflife)

The Doctor, Fitz and Trix continued to have adventures, overthrowing Mondova, battling The Daleks on Mars, and defeating Thorgan in 40 BC Italy. At some point, Fitz and Trix began having a relationship, so they decided to leave the TARDIS and live on Earth. Upon arriving on Earth, The Doctor learned that just prior to the destruction of Gallifrey, the sum total of the Matrix had been placed within his mind with the help of Compassion. The sheer size of the Matrix in The Doctor’s mind was enough to compress his own memories. This had caused his amnesia, but it was a potential means to rescue the Time Lords. (The Gallifrey Chronicles) The Doctor had previously seen Gallifrey in a vision of his future, meaning it was eventually restored to the universe. (The Tomorrow Windows)


The Doctor listened to Brad Travers’s story of when he encountered the Seventh Doctor, (Inmate 280)

The Doctor met Iris Wildthyme and Jo Grant in 1930s Hollywood whilst he was investigating Vita Monet, (The Elixir of Doom) and attended the funeral of Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. (The Gift)


The Doctor spent a Christmas with Bernice Summerfield and his brother, Irving Braxiatel. (…Be Forgot)

Alone again, The Doctor returned to Earth and gained two companions: brother and sister Gemma and Samson Griffin, whom he met in a library in Folkestone. (Terror Firma) While in the company of the siblings, The Doctor received a distress signal from another Time Lord and left the two behind in Vienna to investigate. He arrived in 1816 where he found Mary Shelley and a future version of himself that had been badly hurt and mutated as a result of a temporal storm. After saving his future self, The Doctor invited Mary to travel with him. (Mary’s Story)

Deciding to take it easy on her first adventure, The Doctor attempted to take Mary to Vienna in 1816, hoping to join up with Samson and Gemma, but missed and arrived in 1873. There, they met a local entertainer who claimed to have constructed an automaton know as “the Silver Turk”. Upon further inspection, The Doctor discovered it was in fact a Cyberman. The Cyberman escaped and its partner kidnapped Mary, but The Doctor and Mary managed to defeat both the pairof Cybermen and the insane Johan Drossel. (The Silver Turk)

During his travels with Mary, The Doctor encountered Axons and met King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. (Mary’s Story)

The TARDIS accidentally landed in Tranchard’s Folly, where Mary encountered a strange creature which The Doctor decided to investigate. He discovered that there was a Varaxil who crashed in the 17th century, and that they were planning on destroying anyone who could control Odic energy. (The Witch from the Well) Landing on Draxine, The Doctor and Mary encountered a war happening between Garrak and Stronghaven. They discovered that the Bone Lord was making the skeletons of the dead attack the cities. After stopping the Bone Lord, Mary requested that The Doctor drop heroff in her normal time, parting on good terms. (Army of Death)

Remembering he had intended to visit his friend, Professor Chronotis, in 1979 Cambridge back in the days when his fourth incarnation travelled with Romana, (Shada) before he and Romana were taken out of time by Borusa for several hours, (The Five Doctors) The Doctor visited Lady President Romana and K9 Mark II on Gallifrey to investigate what he was supposed to have been doing, annoyed he that he had been”nowhere” for several hours, and had then forgotten all about it and gone off to Brighton.

The Doctor and Romana arrived in St Cedd’s College in 1979, where The Doctor discovered one of the Artefacts of Rassilon, The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey, was in the professor’s possession. The professor had accidentally loaned the book to Chris Parsons. On his way back with the book, The Doctor was attacked by Skagra. Skagra took the book from him and nearly had his mind taken by the sphere. The Doctor, Romana, Chris and K9 traced the sphere to Skagra’s ship, where the sphere copied The Doctor’s mind, but failed to steal it outright.

Skagra stole The Doctor’s TARDIS, taking Romana with him to his command ship elsewhere. Creating a primitive form of dimensional stabiliser for Skagra’s other ship and giving it the ability to dematerialise, The Doctor followed Skagra. Using The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey as a “key”, Skagra left for the Time Lord prison planet, Shada, to take the mind of the criminal, Salyavin, to make all inhabitants of the universe share Skagra’s mind. Discovering Chronotis’ TARDIS on board the command ship, The Doctor chased after him. After arriving, Skagra stole the mind of the Professor, who was actually Salyavin. Skagra began placing fragments of the minds he had stolen into his Krarg servants.

As Skagra left Shada in The Doctor’s TARDIS, The Doctor created a tunnel to link the two TARDISes in the Time Vortex together. The Doctor arrived through the TARDIS’ “back entrance” and improvised a mind control helmet to command the Krargs, as part of the shared mind contained The Doctor’s own thoughts. After the TARDIS landed on Skagra’s command ship, the conflicting commands from The Doctor and Skagra destroyed the Krargs, the surviving victims whose minds were taken by the sphere returning to their bodies. The Doctor and Romana ordered K9 to shoot at the Krarg commander, leading it towards the vats of unborn Krargs, destroying it and the vats.

Skagra evacuated to his other ship, which The Doctor had reprogrammed to make himself its lord. Skagra was transmatted into the brig and forcefully told Skagra stories about The Doctor. President Romana decided not imprison the professor in Shada, but to return him and his TARDIS to St Cedd’s. (Shada) After returning to Gallifrey, The Doctor, Romana and K9 stopped a group of Time Lords from achieving immortality. (The Time Lord’s Story) The Doctor then resumed his travels with Samson and Gemma. (Mary’s Story)

Samson and Gemma continued to travel with The Doctor for a time, visiting Porteus and Murgatroyd, the ice caves of Shabadabadon, the court of Queen Elizabeth I, prehistoric Earth and Studio 54. After visiting Valuensis, they encountered a Nekkistani time vessel in the vortex. Whilst aboard, Gemma was captured by Davros and forced to do his bidding. Aboard the TARDIS, she altered The Doctor’s memories under Davros’ instruction and forced him to take Davros to Earth. (Terror Firma)


Still within the vortex, without any memory of Samson and Gemma, (Terror Firma) The Doctor noticed the exploding ship stuck in a time loop and beset by a horde of Vortisaurs feeding off its temporal energy. He attempted to nudge the ship out of the loop, only to draw the attention of the predators to his TARDIS, forcing him to make an emergency materialisation. Landing within the ballast tanks of the British airship, he discovered that he was on board the R101 during its maiden voyage on 5 October 1930. Exploring further, he encountered Charlotte Pollard, a self-described “Edwardian adventuress.” The Doctor knew the fate of the airship and that everyone on it was supposed to die in its crash, but decided he didn’t have it in him to leave Charley to her fate after she helped him get to the bottom of a conspiracy aboard the ship involving the Triskele race and the British government. Escaping the crash together, he invited her to become his companion. (Storm Warning)

The duo enjoyed many travels together, encountering the Cybermen in the Garazone system, (Sword of Orion) travelling to Venice in the future, (The Stones of Venice) and encountering the Brigadier in the newly founded state of Malebolgia. (Minuet in Hell) After travelling with The Doctor for several weeks, Charley realised that she had fallen in love with him. (Letting Go)

Arriving in New York on Halloween 1938, The Doctor and Charley encountered Orson Welles and discovered an alien incursion by a bat-like race known as the Laiderplacker. Tricking them into fleeing the planet, The Doctor managed to buy Yuri Stepashin the time to destroy them with a Soviet nuclear device. (Invaders from Mars)

The Doctor and Charley visited Bob Dovie at 59A Barnsfield Crescent in Totton, Hampshire on 23 November 1963. (The Light at the End)

The Doctor and Charley inadvertently created a temporal paradox by arriving at Edward Grove on Christmas Eve 1906. Investigating the temporal phenomena, including a time loop where servants were killed in a series of bizarre murders, led to them discovering the house itself had become sentient and the Doctor decided it was too dangerous to remain and attempted to flee in the TARDIS. Edward Grove overtook the TARDIS however, trapping them in the loop. The Doctor talked to Edward as he possessed a servant and learnt the origin of the paradox was the maid Edith, who committed suicide in 1936 after hearing about Charley’s disappearance but now lacked a reason to do so due to now having met her in 1906. He and a servant strangle him to reach the place where the dead went before the loop reset, enabling him to talk to Edith and Charley. Together he and Charley convinced Edith of her self-worth, un-doing the paradox as she now never committed suicide. As he and Charley left she revealed she could remember her death on R101, which he said to leave to solve for another day. (The Chimes of Midnight)

When Charley pretended to be a Time Lord by the name of Charleyostiantayshius, The Doctor believed that she made a more convincing Time Lord than he did. (Living Legend)

After returning Charley to her rendezvous in Singapore 1930, The Doctor met the immortal Sebastian Grayle, who was working for the Nimons and gloated about having killed The Doctor. The Doctor and Charley went back in time to 305, 1055 and 1806, each time meeting Grayle, and in the end stopping him and the Nimons. (Seasons of Fear)

The Doctor and Charley visited London in 1999 so The Doctor could check up on Highgate, a reformed Vampire he visited every thirty years. They worked with Highgate to defeat another rogue Vampire, Dwayne Pherber. Afterwards Highgate decided to face the sunrise, gifting The Doctor a medallion that he’d been given by The Doctor’s old teacher Gostak. As they left, The Doctor and Charley were captured by Vakrass, last of the Death Lords, who explained he was trying to save the universe and united them with the Fifth and Sixth Doctors accompanied by Turlough and Constance. On Vakrass’ request, The Doctors travelled to the lost moon of Gallifrey, via a portal formed by the medallions each Doctor had found, to find Gostak. The Doctors learned that the moon was a complex temporal manipulation device that Gostak intended to use to undo the last few thousand millennia to re-establish the Time Lords as a vast empire. The Doctors refused to help his plans, with Gostak’s efforts to force their aid being cut short as The Doctors turned the moon’s power against itself, aided by the arrival of the Seventh Doctor with a control rod for the moon’s system. The Doctors then departed with their companions, leaving Gostak and Vakrass trapped on the lost moon as Vakrass kept Gostak where he could do no harm. (The End of the Beginning)

After he evaded a fleet of TARDISes in the Vortex, The Doctor and Charley visited Cimmeria IV. The Cimmerians feared light so burned out the eyes of everyone on the base, including Charley. When The Doctor got the artificial suns working, the Solarians came to the system and healed the crew’s and Charley’s eyes. (Embrace the Darkness)

The Doctor was transformed into a ventriloquist’s dummy by the Celestial Toymaker. Although he was able to communicate via Charley when she used him as a doll, she was suffering from amnesia at the time, and had to outsmart the Toymaker herself. The Doctor then reverted to normal as they travelled away from the Celestial Toyroom. (Solitaire)

The Doctor and Charley discovered The Daleks manipulating Mariah Learman, dictatorof England in 2050, to detonate a temporal extinction device in the Vortex. They foiled their efforts, discovering William Shakespeare had been caught up in events by rebels opposed to Learman. After The Daleks were trapped in a time loop, The Doctor and Charley set out to take Shakespeare home however before they departed The Doctor confessed he’d realised Charley’s survival was creating temporal problems and wasn’t sure how to fix it. (The Time of the Daleks)

The Doctor took Charley back in time to kill a baby destined to grow up into a dictator who would doom the Earth. However, his assassination attempt was prevented by the Fourth Doctor, who had realised that the attempt to kill her baby would make the mother raise her child better. (Categorical Imperative)

The Doctor and Charley were eventually captured by the Celestial Intervention Agency and were brought before Lady President Romana on Gallifrey. She revealed to The Doctor that Charley’s survival of the destruction of the R101 had caused a crack in the Web of Time, but that because of this, she had become the portal into the world of anti-time, somewhere the Time Lords wished to investigate. Together with a delegation of Time Lords, The Doctor travelled to a universe of anti-time, and encountered the Neverpeople, Time Lords dematerialised from time, who were plotting their revenge. Infected with anti-time when he materialised his TARDIS round a casket of anti-time which was being sent to Gallifrey, The Doctor became the being Zagreus. (Neverland)

As Zagreus, The Doctor threatened the existence of the universe. However, with the help of some of his previous incarnations and the TARDIS, The Doctor successfully expelled Zagreus from his mind. Romana then exiled The Doctor to the Divergent Universe in case any trace of anti-time and Zagreus still resided within him. The Doctor attempted to leave Charley, but she stowed away on board. (Zagreus)


Upon their arrival in the Divergent Universe, The Doctor and Charley materialisedd in an evolution accelerator experiment, and the TARDIS disappeared while they were outside. The Doctor and Charley became subject to accelerated evolution, and began to merge. However, they encountered a sound creature, which attempted to evolve into the dominant being in the accelerator. The Doctor and Charley succeeded, defeated the sound creature and separated from each other, so they could break through the experiment into another location. (Scherzo) They found themselves in the Interzone and encountered the Kro’ka, who claimed to be in charge of passage through it and agreed to send them into a new zone.

In the zone, The Doctor and Charley encountered a native known as C’rizz. C’rizz’s zone, Eutermes, was being enslaved by an insect-like race called the Kromon. They captured them and forced The Doctor to build a space-travelling machine w
hile attempting to turn Charley into an insect mutant. The Doctor sabotaged the construction, and later rescued Charley, feeding her a Salander antidote to reverse the effects of the transformation. Shortly afterwards, C’rizz began travelling with The Doctor in search of his TARDIS. (The Creed of the Kromon)

The Kro’ka continued to direct the three travellers to new zones for his own ends, whilst The Doctor hoped to eventually find his TARDIS and Rassilon. The zones they visited included Light City, Setarus, Multihaven and Excelsior. (The Natural History of Fear, The Twilight Kingdom, Faith Stealer, The Last)

The Doctor managed to trick the Kro’ka into revealing the Divergence’s home base, where his TARDIS was located, and travelled to Caerdroia in search of his TARDIS. Once there, his essence was split into three selves, all with different aspects of his personality. The group split up and after finding out that they were being tricked into breaking into their own TARDIS, two of the Doctors were transported to a maze while the Kro’ka began attacking the third. The third personality succeeded in saving his other personalities, by embracing more ruthless tactics that his other kinder attributes usually prevented him using, and the three aspects were reunited upon entering the TARDIS. Together The Doctor, Charley and C’rizz set off to explore the Divergent Universe on their own terms. (Caerdroia)

Eventually, the anti-time energies were purged from The Doctor by Rassilon, allowing Zagreus to manifest as an independent spirit that could possess the bodies of the dead. The Doctor, C’rizz and Charley crash landed on a strange planet where they were separated. Rassilon and Kro’ka attempted to turn Charley and C’rizz against The Doctor. The Doctor met a strange woman named Perfection, whom he escaped with before being hunted down by her husband, Daqar Keep. Rassilon succeeded in stealing the TARDIS, but was reset by Kro’ka.

The Doctor discovered that the Keep was the final product of the evolution experiments that he and Charley were subject to when they first arrived, and now he wanted to return to N-Space. He also discovered that the anti-time energy in himself was purged upon his arrival, and possessed Perfection, who was trying to escape the Divergent universe. Zagreus confronted The Doctor and tried to trick him into taking him into the main universe. The Doctor saw through their deception, leaving Zagreus and Keep trapped in the Divergent universe, while The Doctor, C’rizz and Charley returned to the main universe, only to be immediately confronted by Davros and a legion of Daleks. (The Next Life)


Back in the main universe, Davros had laid a trap for The Doctoron Earth. Davros, however, was sharing his mind with The Dalek Emperor and had become mentally unstable; The Doctor managed to exploit this instability and made the Dalek Emperor side of Davros’ mind dominant. The Daleks then agreed to leave Earth rather than be defeated by The Doctor. (Terror Firma)

After a chronic energy blast hit the TARDIS, The Doctor and his companions were led to a deep space research centre called the Sanmarus Institute, where they met Zaralon, the director, and some of the finest thinkers in creation. After receiving a vision from his future self, The Doctor pursued a thief called Darrakhaan and stopped him from stealing the secrets of time travel, which led him to a timeless void, where he used a time-space navigator unit to trap Darrakhaan in a time loop. (Before Midnight)

Due to C’rizz’s ambivalence to the artificial gardens inside the TARDIS, The Doctor flew them to Endarra. Under the control of Eunis Flood, C’rizz shot The Doctor, although he was able to fight hard enough to change the setting on Flood’s gun. (Scaredy Cat)

The Doctor then took his companions to the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 London, and masqueraded as Georgina Marlow’s husband, Edward Marlow, so that she and her children could keep their home. (Other Lives)

Shortly afterwards, the TARDIS landed on the planet Industry. The trio discovered that the natives were ruled by an artificial intelligence called the Figurehead, being guided through subliminal programming by Clockwork Men who hid in the cracks in-between the tick and the tock. The Doctor, C’rizz and Charley were successfully able to free the people of Industry and defeat the Clockwork men. (Time Works)

The TARDIS materialised in a mysterious prison called the Cube where the Eighth Doctor, C’rizz, and Charley witnessed an explosive death. The Doctor and C’rizz were seperated from Charley and were interrogated by Eric Rawden and Mr Twyst about Gorden Latch. The Doctor and C’rizz escaped. (Something Inside)

Arriving in what looked like Earth, The Doctor and his friends found themselves in a town where every house looked the same and the same woman lived in each one. They met a man called Tommy, who acted like a child. The TARDIS was then taken away. The environment was revealed to be a prison called “the Cell”, built around the memories of Tommy. His prisoners entertained their people by acting out the first time Tommy crash landed on their world. (Memory Lane)

On the American frontier, The Doctor played poker with a future version of his current incarnation that was travelling with Lucie Miller. (The 100 Days of the Doctor)

C’rizz faced many challenges in the new universe that challenged his mental state. (Something Inside) This eventually led to C’rizz sacrificing his life to save The Doctor from the Absolver. C’rizz’s death had a negative impact on Charley and she asked The Doctor to take her home. (Absolution)

After arriving in 2008, the two appeared to achieve some reconciliation when they found themselves caught up in a Cyberman plot to attack Earth from the future, but the crisis ended with Charley left behind in 500, 002 after the TARDIS materialised when the HADS was activated, Charley assuming that The Doctor was dead after he’d been attacked by a Cyberman mind-worm, while The Doctor’s efforts to cure himself of the infection had actually just left his memory of the last few hours so scrambled that he couldn’t remember what he and Charley had just been doing and assumed she’d chosen to leave as originally planned. (The Girl Who Never Was)


The Doctor decided to drown his sorrows in Vienna. There, he encountered a Bacchanite who taunted him over the loss of Charley and C’rizz. (The Sorrows of Vienna)

For a time, The Doctor travelled with Iris Wildthyme, essentially as her companion. On one journey through the vortex, he and Iris had bickered about whetheror not he or Iris experienced The Doctor’s past. He also learned about Paul Magrs and the Doctor Who TVseries. (Bafflement and Devotion)

While travelling alone, The Doctor returned to Cherenkov, four years after the Hundred Days war. Ensuring that one of the offworld casualties was added to a memorial, The Doctor visited Jeremiah Maru-Stahl, to understand why he became a dictator. After many days, Maru-Stahl admitted that he felt he had to become a monster to fight monsters. The Doctor admitted that he could not help him, but felt sympathy regardless. (Gazing Void)

The Doctor visited Arklus and saved a dissenter called Ayfai from execution. The Doctor then took Ayfai to Cheldon Bonniface for a safe haven. While in Cheldon Bonniface, The Doctor prevented Earth from being invaded by the Chelbil. (Not in My Back Yard)

The Doctor then went on to return to Zalezna to pay his respects to Mihal, assuring him he and the stories that The Doctor told him will be remembered. (Epilogue)

On a mission for UNIT, The Doctor tracked down an alien gift that had the power to grant people their wishes. He found it in the possession of Sir Clive Reeves and allied with Reeve’s secretary, Anne Caisson, to get it back. After his mission was complete, The Doctor spent Christmas with Anne. (For the Man Who Has Everything)

The Doctor aided a Zocci friend after his dodgy planetary hopper crashed on Carolian IV. The merchant who sold him the hopper, Jinko, refused to refund the Zocci’s grotzits. The Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to reduce Jinko’s merchandise to molten metal. (The Red Bicycle)

The Doctor was present in London during the coronation of Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953, where he battled a fire creature and a large robot that were subdued by Eva De Ville. (Where’s The Doctor?)


Travelling alone, The Doctor was taken by surprise when Lucie Miller suddenly appeared in his TARDIS as part of a “witness protection scheme, ” much to his consternation. Immediately, he tried to return her home, but found he was unable to do so. After dealing with a skirmish between two Dalek factions on Red Rocket Rising, The Doctor realised that, because of the protection scheme, he and Lucie were stuck with each other. (Blood of the Daleks)

Attempting to return Lucie to 21st century Blackpool, the TARDIS was diverted to the Nadir Motorway Service Station in 1974, where the pair encountered Lucie’s aunt, Patricia Ryder, and a singing double-act called the Tomorrow Twins. They were held captive within the service station by super-beings known as the Only Ones. After defeating the Only Ones by trapping them within Lucie’s MP3 player, The Doctor asked Lucie to become his ” official” companion, which she accepted. (Horrorof Glam Rock)

The Doctor and Lucie travelled to a planet resembling ancient Greece, where they prevented two young lovers, Prince Kalkin and Sararti, from committing suicide by jumping off a mountain. The Doctor was horrified to discover that Zeus was using a machine that transferred minds from dead bodies into young minds, to steal the bodies of his cloned children as a means of achieving immortality. The Doctor and Kalkin tricked Zeus into using the Chamber and trapped his spirit deep inside the machine. After putting an end to the “Chamber Incarnation reign”, The Doctor and Lucie left Kalkin and Sararti to get married and rule the kingdom, now free of Zeus. (Immortal Beloved)

On the Mars moon, Phobos, The Doctor and Lucie defeated an entity that fed on the fear people experienced. (Phobos)

The Doctor and Lucie pursued Nick Zimmerman who was using a time loop to steal a time-ship. (No More Lies)

When Lucie started working at Hulbert Logistics, the TARDIS console stopped working and the Doctor was visited by the Time Lord Straxus. He promised to restore the TARDIS to normal only if The Doctor retrieved Lucie using a Time Ring. The Doctor arrived at the office and restored Lucie’s memories. He found a dimensional corridor in the human resources department, which led to an office on Earth run by a man called Todd Hulbert. Believing Hulbert’s plans to be unjustified, The Doctor sabotaged the conference’s defensive systems, only to discover that the war was being fought against anearly version of the Cybermen he encountered on Telos. The Doctor realised that the Time Lords mistook Lucie for Karen Coltraine when they pulled herout of time due to them both having job interviews on the same day, and Karen was the one destined to became a dictator. The Doctor used the Quantum Crystalliser to ensure that the Cybermen were defeated. The Doctor offered to return Lucie home now the TARDIS was restored to normal, however Lucie chose to stay with him and they set off for new adventures. (Human Resources)

The Doctor played poker with a younger version of himself travelling with Charley and C’rizz on the American frontier. (The 100 Days of the Doctor)

The Doctor and Lucie became trapped in the Canthares black hole, where the Daleks were experimenting on the other space travellers trapped within it. The Doctor fell under the influence of the Fendahl during this adventure, unbeknownst to Lucie. (The Dalek Trap, Island of the Fendahl) They attended the roller derby on Castus Sigma to celebrate Lucie’s birthday. (The Revolution Game) Three weeks after the Canthares incident, (Island of the Fendahl) they visited Hortons Orb, (The House on the Edge of Chaos) before being drawn to the island of Fandor in 2007. There they discovered that The Doctor set the Fendahl free from Canthares when he released the trapped space travellers from the black hole. (Island of the Fendahl)

On their continued travels, The Doctor and Lucie were trapped within the mind of Sepulchre, (Dead London) investigated a murder mystery on Sirius Exhibition Station, (Max Warp) uncovered an Auton town in 2008 Uzbekistan, (Brave New Town) became involved in a fight between two species for a priceless skull on Indigo 3 (The Skull of Sobek) and were reunited with the Headhunter and Karen during a jewel heist in 1898 Sweden. (Grand theft Cosmos)

The Doctor and Lucie encountered Lucie’s aunt, Patricia Ryder, ten years later in her personal timeline. By this time, Pat owned a lake-side hotel and was married to Haygoth. The two of them helped The Doctor defeat Zygons who were trying to make Earth’s climate closer to Zygor’s. The Zygons were defeated, but Pat died, and the Doctor and Haygoth decided to keep Lucie from the truth by having Haygoth live the rest of his life as Patricia. (The Zygon Who Fell to Earth)

While visiting a space station, The Doctor was kidnapped by a group of Trell. With the help of Rosto, Lucie discovered that Cristophe Zarodnix, a billionaire who had recently purchased the planet Karn, was a member of the Cult of Morbius and planning to use The Doctor to resurrect Morbius. (Sisters of the Flame) Trapped in a final struggle against the Gallifreyan tyrant, both The Doctor and Morbius fell from great height, apparently resulting in his death. (The Vengeance of Morbius)

After spending six-hundred years on the planet Orbis, an amnesiac Doctor was reunited with Lucie, (Orbis) and the pair shared many more adventures, battling Krynoids, (Hothouse) Wirrn, (Wirrn Dawn) Baroques, (The Scapegoat) and the Cannibalists. (The Cannibalists)

Returning to Earth in the year 2015, The Doctor discovered an organisation called the Eightfold Truth, who predicted that “a rebel sun” was coming to purge the planet. (The Eight Truths) Discovering that they were a front for the Eight Legs and that Lucie had become host to their queen, he managed to defeat them once again, saving Lucie and Karen Coltraine, but failing to save the Headhunter. (Worldwide Web)

Whilst they were intending to visit Blackpool for Christmas, the TARDIS was diverted to Nadir Motorway Services where they were reunited with Haygoth, still living as Lucie’s Auntie Pat. They were hunted by a Zynog, who hospitalised Lucie to attempt to takeover her body. The Doctor and Haygoth found the Zygnog’s unconscious body and Haygoth knocked out The Doctor so she could confront it herself. Awakening, The Doctor found Haygoth had tricked the Zynog into taking over her body, which she’d poisoned, and comforted the Zynog as it died. He found Lucie on Blackpool beach and she explained she’d discovered that The Doctor had hidden the death of her Auntie Pat from her, a revelation which had destroyed her trust in him. Saddened, he departed alone. (Death in Blackpool)


After leaving Lucie, The Doctor decided to travel to Earth in the 22nd century, after The Dalek invasion, to visit his granddaughter Susan Foreman and check on her progress. When he arrived, he found that Susan had given birth to a child named Alex, who was now in his late teens. The Doctor wanted Alex to have an education on Gallifrey where it would be much more beneficial to him than on Earth. Alex didn’t want to go to Gallifrey, as he saw Earth as his home. After leaving Alex to continue his life on Earth, The Doctor made an attempt to get Susan to come travelling with him, to which she too declined. (An Earthly Child)

The Doctor landed on Earth and discovered an advertisement offering individuals the chance to travel in space and time. Travelling to the location of the auditions, he encountered four people hoping to join him on his travels. Revealing that none of the “events” had been planned by him, he managed to narrow his choices down after two turned out to be malicious and another uninterested, prompting him to choose an actress named Tamsin Drew. He immediately realised that this had been a distraction from the real auditions, and travelled to where they had taken place, finding only a note left for him by the organiser. (Situation Vacant)

Soon afterwards, he was sent by the Time Lords to the planet Nevermore in order to release the war criminal Morella Wendigo, as her imprisonment was causing more pain because of the souls left on the planet. He had discovered from Uglosi that a Time Lord had manipulated the actions of him and caused the actions that Morella did. (Nevermore)

Later, the TARDIS crashed landed in Ireland in 1006, where The Doctor and Tamsin investigated a local monastery where the Book of Kells was being written. In the course of these investigations, The Doctor unearthed a plot by theMonk to use the skills of the illuminators Timothy and Patrick to create a new directional unit for his TARDIS. It was during this time that he discovered that the advertisement, which brought The Doctor and Tamsin together, had been placed by theMonk and that he was also the one who manipulated the events on Nevermore. (The Book of Kells)

The Doctor and Tamsin travelled to Deimos, where they found a museum devoted to the Ice Warriors. Just after they arrived, a group of Ice Warriors awoke and attempted to invade the museum. The Doctor went to the shuttle they were on to try to negotiate a peace, when Temperance Finch shot it in order to destroy it. After The Doctor arrived back on the museum, they planned to evacuate the museum. In the process, Temperance decided to activate the bombs that were placed on the planet, and the Doctor received a message that Lucie Miller was on the moon. (Deimos)

Encountering The Monk again, The Doctor prevented him from creating a new timeline in which the Ice Warriors took back Mars from the humans. Discovering that Lucie had been the winnerof the Monk’s contest, he saved her after The Monk abandoned her in an attempt to bring The Doctor back to Deimos after the evacuation. The Monk revealed to Tamsin that The Doctor’s actions would cause the deaths of an entire peaceful race, prompting her to leave The Doctor. The Doctor then took Lucie away in the TARDIS to experience the Christmas he failed to give her the last time they met. (The Resurrection of Mars)

The Doctor and Lucie hosted a Christmas dinner with Susan and Alex Campbell, only for their celebrations to be disturbed by a Blitzen fish that he’d accidentally unleashed by retrieving Susan’s room from the holding ring. Despite all The Doctor’s efforts, Alex chose to stay on Earth to travel Europe, with Lucie deciding to be his travelling companion. (Relative Dimensions)

On his last visit to Edward Grainger, The Doctor took Edward to the TARDIS, giving him his memories. However, Edward was influenced into releasing The Master from the Eye of Harmony. The Master possessed George Steer, intending to kill Edward when he was born to erase The Doctor’s timeline. The Doctor and Edward managed to stop him with the help of the Graingers’ maid, Violet. Soon afterwards, Edward quietly died in the TARDIS at the age of one hundred. (Forgotten)


After being held prisoner by the Consensus for six years, The Doctor escaped and set a course for Earth after he received a message from Lucie Miller asking for help. (Prisoner of the Sun) The Doctor travelled to Earth to find that once again it had been invaded by the Daleks. (Lucie Miller)

After witnessing the deaths of Tamsin and Alex during their fight against The Dalek occupation, The Doctor was heartbroken when Lucie Miller sacrificed her life to defeat them. Angry with the deaths caused by theMonk’s meddling in time, he refused to forgive the remorseful Monk for helping The Daleks cause the bloodshed of these events. Boiling with rage, The Doctor screamed at the Monk to leave and threw him out of the TARDIS. In his solitude, The Doctor mourned Lucie’s death and bleakly promised he would find a way to come back and reverse it. (To the Death)


Broken by grief, The Doctor became volatile and fatalistic. Looking for hope, The Doctor attempted to travel to the end of time to see whether it was all “worth it.” However, his TARDIS was halted from travelling past the outer limits of existence by Straxus, who warned him the Time Lords did not permit this action and held the patents that gave them knowledge to disable TARDISes. Though furious at having an intruder subjugate his TARDIS, The Doctor accepted a mission to Earth during the First World War, where he nearly fell victim to toxic gas on the trenches of the battlefields and escaped them with his clothes soiled and heavily battered. There, he met a VAD called Molly O’Sullivan who tended to his wounds. Soon after, The Doctor discovered that the Daleks were present and were searching for Molly. (The Great War)

The Doctor and Molly escaped from the Daleks, and travelled around the universe being continuously pursued by the Daleks arriving in places, such as Dunkirk in 1940, Halalka and 107 Baker Street in 1972. During this time, The Doctor tried to recuperate from the horrid events that had befallen him by visiting a swimming retreat, trimming his hair down and changing his attire to a new leather ensemble. (Fugitives)

The pair discovered that the Daleks were being assisted by a former Time Lord called Kotris, who wanted to destroy the Time Lords. It was also revealed that he stole Molly on her second birthday, and did some unknown experimentation upon her, before giving her back to her parents. The Doctor and Molly seemingly arrived on Skaro, where they discovered that the Daleks had become peaceful, after they caused the extinction of the Time Lords. However, it was later revealed that this was a simulation generated on their behalf. They were then retrieved by Straxus, but his TARDIS was time rammed and destroyed. (Tangled Web)

The Doctor, Molly and Straxus escaped the TARDIS and arrived on Srangor, where they discovered a Dalek base. This Dalek base contained a space-time projector, as well as Kotris and the Dalek Time Controller, who Kotris had saved from his destruction at the hands of the Doctor in the 22nd century. It was revealed The Daleks’ plan was to implant Molly with retro-genitor particles when she was two years old, and use the radiation inside her to power the space-time projector. They were going to use the projector to completely erase the Time Lords’ existence from history. Straxus also revealed that Kotris was his own future incarnation, who had become tired of the Time Lords and their interventions, and wished to destroy them for it. Straxus manipulated Kotris to destroy The Daleks with the projector, rather than the Time Lords. However, a friend of the Doctor’s, Nadeyan, sacrificed himself to destroy the projector. After The Doctor and Molly escaped, The Dalek Time Controller exterminated Straxus, meaning Kotris and the events he caused never existed. The Doctor then deposited Molly back in World War I, and he travelled alone again. (X of the Daleks)


The Doctor encountered Molly again in 1918 London, where they came across the Viyrans trying to solve a problem caused by one of their viruses. (The White Room) They then went to the edge of the universe, where they encountered Liv Chenka and the Eminence. (Time’s Horizon) This encounter with the Eminence brought The Doctor, Liv and Molly to London in the 1970s, where The Doctor once again came face to face with The Master. The Master was working with the Time Lords to use the Eminence to fight The Daleks.

To stop The Master’s plan, The Doctoropened his link to the Eminence located in his mind, teaching it how to pilot a TARDIS. The Eminence then used the teleportation casket located in The Master’s TARDIS to pilot it, taking The Master with it. (Eyes of the Master) In a desperate attempt to defeat the Eminence, The Doctor travelled to Nixyce VII, where he helped The Dalek Time Controller to defeat the Eminence fleet located at the edge of the Nixyce system. (The Traitor) The Doctor was then allowed to leave freely in his TARDIS. (Eyes of the Master)

Crossing his own timeline, The Doctor made arrangements to help Lila’s escape from Earth. Via a dream, he gave Liv directions to the Damascus project (The World Beyond the Trees) and sent a device to the Third Doctor’s TARDIS which could strengthen Lila’s listlessness field to affect aliens, enabling his younger self to deal with the Mileu pursuing her. (Damascus) After she helped Lila escape, The Doctor communicated with Liv in another dream in which he simply smiled. (The World Beyond the Trees)

The Doctor began to skirt humanity’s conflict with the Eminence, helping where he could. He was soon found by Narvin, who wanted him to stop The Master from exploiting the Eminence for his own ends. Narvin showed The Doctor what The Master was doing on Heron’s World with The Doctor’s companion, Molly O’Sullivan. After Narvin showed The Doctor the eventual effects of the Master’s actions, he decided to help Narvin to stop The Master. (The Death of Hope)

Narvin then told him to go to Ramosa, where he would find information about The Master’s plan and the location of Molly, and also to find Liv, who had been sent to Ramosa by Narvin to help aid the humans with her medical knowledge. He helped to shield the humans from the Eminence, but the Ramossans’ thought he had betrayed them as The Master had invited them to the planet. (The Reviled)

The Doctor decided to go back in time and avert the Eminence’s creation. Leaving Liv to find more about Markus Schriver, he tried to stop a supply ship which had the gas that the Eminence would be created from. He tried to escape from the ship as it crashed, but was trapped with The Master. He discovered that Molly was on that ship infusing the Eminence with retro-genitor particles. The Master managed to escape with Molly and left The Doctor to die, but he was rescued by Narvin. (Masterplan)

Narvin took The Doctor to the end of the Eminence war, where he discovered that The Master was planning to use the Eminence and the retro-genitor particles to take over the human race. After defeating his plans by tricking the Eminence into believing a lie, Narvin told him that he would have to take Molly away from The Doctor in order to save the universe. (Rule of the Eminence) Searching for traces of Molly, The Doctor became trapped in a time loop. Escaping, he discovered that his TARDIS had been stolen, and set about trying to find it. (A Life in the Day)

Looking for the TARDIS, The Doctor and Liv travelled to Paris, where they discovered that the Dalek Time Controller was using it in an attempt to create a Dalek empire that would serve him and not The Dalek Supreme. The Doctor defeated the Time Controller and escaped in his TARDIS, but found that the damage The Daleks had caused to his TARDIS was too severe, and crash-landed. (The Monster of Montmartre)

Awakening in Moscow, The Doctor found that he had no recollection of who he was or how he got there. He met a Dalek, and believed it to be his best friend in his delirium. The Dalek put The Doctor to work as a slave under the command of a Sontaran. Due to the intervention of the Master, the Sontaran recruited more of his race to overthrow The Daleks. The Doctor quickly regained his memories, and took his chance to escape in The Master’s TARDIS, leaving The Master stranded behind. The Doctor set off towards the centre of Dalek operations with the intention of ending the threat once and for all. (Masterof the Daleks)

The Doctor rammed The Master’s TARDIS into a Dalek facility on the Eye of Orion. He discovered that Markus Schriver was in the facility, working on the gas that would later become the Eminence. By the time The Doctor arrived at Schriver’s lab, The Dalek Time Controller and Schriver had merged their consciousness with the Eminence gas. The Doctor used the technology in the facility to keep both consciousnesses subdued. Meanwhile, Molly had taken control of the Doctor’s TARDIS using her retro-genitor particles and landed it in the lab. Molly sacrificed herself to the Eminence gas and used her retro-genitor link with The Dalek Time Controller to send the Eminence to the end of the universe. Saddened, The Doctor and Liv took Molly’s remains back to her home. (Eye of Darkness)
Facing the Doom Coalition

The Doctor and Liv were brought to Gallifrey by Cardinal Padrac when a Time Lord criminal known as the Eleven escaped the imprisonment The Doctor had placed him in. Attempting to prevent the Eleven from leaving the planet with an artefact known as the regeneration codex, The Doctor was forced to concede defeat when he was unable to prevent him from stealing a TARDISof his own. (The Eleven)

Tracking a temporal anomaly that had appeared on Earth at the moment of the Eleven’s escape, The Doctor and Liv met language scholar Helen Sinclair, who aided them in defeating the Red Lady, a being which could kill anyone who read a description of it or saw its image. Realising Helen’s predicament after they stole a number of artefacts containing the Red Lady’s essence which she had been tasked with caring of, The Doctor offered her the chance to join the on his travels, an invitation she readily accepted. (The Red Lady)

Lured to Florence in 1639, The Doctor, Liv and Helen discovered a trap set by the Eleven involving a pairof Volkbrood and the Doctor’s old friend, Galileo Galilei. (The Galileo Trap) Following the trail, they arrived aboard a strange space station positioned beside the Sun. Discovering that the insane Time Lord had acquired a stellar manipulator, The Doctor managed to thwart the Eleven’s plan and take the workers generated by the manipulator to a new home. (The Satanic Mill)

Deciding to go take Liv and Helen to Stegmoor, The Doctor was injured in a flood and knocked unconscious. When he awoke, he found a Voord spaceship. Discovering that the Voord homeworld had been destroyed long before recorded history indicated it should, The Doctor set out to discover who was interfering with the timelines and why. (Beachhead)

Finding the Voord homeworld in ruins, The Doctor located an artron energy signature and set the TARDIS to follow its course. Tracing it, he discovered an ancient TARDIS moored in the Time Vortex and was forced to materialise on board. Inside, he discovered some mentally damaged Time Lords who believed that they lived inside their ancestral home, and couldn’t remember their past. He was then tricked by Caleera into amplifying her powers so that she could escape and help the Eleven. (Scenes From Her Life)

Attempting to track Caleera to her destination, The Doctor lost control of the TARDIS when it lost power and lurched out of the vortex. Discovering that he was in San Francisco, he sought out someone who could give him a haircut. Encountering a local named Sam Sonora, he learned of a strange gift that was haunting the city. Caleera attempted to use him to channel the Gift, but instead he used it to save Liv from anearthquake occurring in the city before confining it to the TARDIS power house. (The Gift)

Following the coordinates sent by River Song to Syra, The Doctor sensed that the Gift was on the planet. Discovering that the Eleven was on the planet, he thwarted Caleera’s plan to destroy the planet and resolved to stay wary of the threat posed by her powers, despite having no idea how to find her. (The Sonomancer)

The Doctor wanted to head back to Gallifrey in order to keep Padrac in the loop about capturing the Eleven, but landed in 1998 Calcot, and decided recalibrate the TARDIS. Performing a diagnostic, he found out nothing was wrong, and decided to investigate the local area. He met with Angus Selwyn and thought something was odd with him. He discovered that Angus was just a normal businessman so thought that there were some time distortions. He discovered that the time distortions where due to the Doomsday Chronometer. (Absent Friends)

The Doctor decided to find the rest of the Chronometer, and split him, Liv and Helen up. He went to the court of Henry VIII to find a piece, where he met with Thomas Cromwell, who told him that he wanted to find the clock. He was then imprisoned and tortured by Cromwell, thinking he was a Catholic spy. The Clocksmith released him from his chains in order to get Cromwell to execute him, (The Eighth Piece) but Cromwell didn’t want to execute him because Risolva had come to find him.

The Doctor then went with Risolva to pick up Liv, but she had already had left with River Song. He decided to go to collect Helen, where he then met River and Liv, before he went to confront the Clocksmith. When the Doomsday Chronometer was complete, he became overcome by some power and learnt the coordinates of Doomsday. He was saved from the collapsing building by River and they both went in the Clocksmith’s TARDIS to search for Doomsday. (The Doomsday Chronometer)

The Doctor noticed that time and space didn’t exist after the point in which the Chronometer claimed so. He tracked something coming back from the futures from beyond the catastrophe and discovered someone was killing the survivors. He tracked the earliest ship with survivors, but actually tracked the attackers, some of the Chancellery Guard. He then used a psychic wimple to disguise himself as the Clocksmith to find out what they were doing there. He was also confused when he discovered Padrac was working with the Eleven. (The Crucible of Souls)

The Doctor, Liv and Helen were trapped in an escape shuttle careering into the non-time of a murdered future by Padrac. The Doctor asked Liv and Helen to make an inventory of the capsule to find a way back to actual time. He had to climb on the outside of the ship in order to fix the navigational controls. He realised that Helen’s plan was a good idea, but augmented it by blowing up the capsule. They jumped out of the pod and rode the shockwave back into normal time. (Ship in a Bottle) River used her time in the Matrix to find The Doctor and deposited him in the TARDIS before the vortex collapse. He demanded from Veklin where she was taking the TARDIS, and was told they were going to find Cardinal Ollistra. (Songs of Love)

After finding her and the Monk in New York City, The Doctor was annoyed that Ollistra was doing nothing whilst Padrac was ceasing poweron Gallifrey, and got agitated when he realised the Weeping Angels where in alliance with the High Council in order to create a retreat for the Time Lords. He wanted to draw the Angels away from New York using his TARDIS. After the Eleven threw Ollistra off a building, and with The Monk sent back in time, The Doctor activated Ollistra’s buildings and stopped the Angels. He used this burst of temporal energy to boost the TARDIS back to Gallifrey. (The Side of the Angels)

Latching on to the Eleven’s time ring to get back to Gallifrey, The Doctor was stopped at the transduction barriers, but his presidential codes got him through. He pretended to be the Eleven to get into the Capitol. When he met Caleera, he realised that the Resonance Engine would kill her. He tried to convince Caleera that Padrac would discard her. After she went into the Matrix, she released him. When Helen crashed a battle TARDIS into the Engine, he made peace with all the aliens attacking the planet. The Doctor and Liv then went searching for Helen. (Stop the Clock)


While the TARDIS calculated the route taken by the Battle TARDIS Helen was in, The Doctor was summoned by Winston Churchill to investigate a mysterious abnormality to which the RAF were losing pilots. Liv ended up flying through the breach and was used by the Heliyon as a bargaining chip against The Doctor, who thought Liv was dead. After defeating the Heliyon, The Doctor and Liv continued their search for Helen. (Their Finest Hour)

The Doctor and Liv followed Helen’s trail, but were dragged off course by a disturbance in the vortex, caused by the experiments of Cornelius Morningstar. After Morningstar’s scientific consultant, Strella Cushing, killed him, The Doctor and Liv worked to find her. (How to Make a Killing in Time Travel)

When the TARDIS finally tracked down Helen, The Doctor and Liv ended up at Rykerzon, a prison, where they were interrogated. After getting broken out, they finally reunited with Helen, who had also been an inmate there with the Eleven. (World of Damnation) The Doctor was initially sceptical that Helen was still the same person that they knew, but Liv was convinced by her. After defeating the Eleven and the Kandyman, Liv and the Doctor happily welcomed Helen back on board the TARDIS. (Sweet Salvation)


The Doctor decided to take Liv and Helen to Liv’s homeworld of Kaldor, where he met Liv’s sister, Tula, and again combated the Vocs. He agreed to jump ahead one year in time with Helen to allow Liv time on Kaldor. (Escape from Kaldor)

He then landed the TARDIS in Salzburg, Austria where he fought against the Krampus and brought St Nicholas forward in time to defeat it. (Better Watch Out, Fairytale of Salzburg)


After receiving a distress call from the Eleven, the TARDIS materialised on a dying TARDIS where they encountered a Ravenous. After the Eleven stole The Doctor’s TARDIS, he and his companions were saved by Rasmus. (Seizure)

On the Deeptime Frontier, The Doctor and Liv attempted to destroy the corpse of a Ravenous to no avail. Liv and Helen were both kidnapped by the Nine, (Deeptime Frontier) and the Eleven took The Doctor to save them. (Companion Piece)

Searching for answers to the Ravenous, The Doctor, Liv, Helen and the Eleven went in search of Professor Marathanga, (L.E.G.E.N.D.) before visiting the supposed site of the gateway to theiroriginal prison. The Doctor allowed the Eleven to join them on the TARDIS after he allegedly lost all of his other personalities. (The Odds Against)

The continued presence of the Eleven’s other personalities was later made apparent, but The Doctor allowed him to stay. (Whisper) He materialised the TARDIS on Parrak, where the Eleven could live as a hermit, meeting and thwarting a decayed Master who had stolen the planet’s water. The Doctor watched as The Master was eaten by the Ravenous and handed The Doctor his TARDIS key. (Planet of Dust)

Whilst Helen was kidnapped by Missy and Liv was joined by the “War Master”, The Doctor went in search of Artron. He managed to defeat the Eleven and left with Liv and Helen in the TARDIS, anticipating being left stranded somewhere. (Day of the Master)


After landing in 2020 London, The Doctor, Liv and Helen were able to escape the collapsing console room and set up residence at 107 Baker Street. Discovering Thomas Brewster had turned the house into flats which a letting agent had kept rented out, The Doctor reluctantly became a landlord. Working to restore the TARDIS, he took the Pandora Bolt from Jim and Midge but later found that it could only unleash fears and amplify paranoia, leading him to deactivate it, confronting his worst fear of being stranded forever in the process. He told Liv and Helen that he would make more of an effort with the tenants, having been reclusive for a number of weeks. (Lost Property)

Struggling with life in London, The Doctor spent a lot of time wandering around Regent’s Park to visit the zoo animals, despite Helen’s encouragement for him to be more involved with the others. He went looking for the man who shot Liv and killed Sanjit, getting on the wrong side of DCI Treadwell, despite Helen trying to keep him out of it. He apprehended an unrelated mugger he thought to be the robber in Regent’s Park, only to discover the police had already caught the robber without him. Afterwards The Doctor promised Helen that he would not give up on the TARDIS oron living his life. (Wild Animals)

The Doctor became jealous of new tenant Mr Bird due to him replacing The Doctor as Baker Street’s live-in handyman and later found extraterrestrial surveillance equipment in Ron Winters and Tony Clare’s television. He became suspicious of Mr Bird and suspected that he was using rudimentary vortex transference to be in multiple places at once. His suspicions of Mr Bird were proven right, but he disappeared. (Must-See TV)

On You Either Know It or You Don’t, The Doctor won £80, 000 which he initially planned to invest with the goal of redirecting resources towards the TARDIS’s restoration, but Liv and Helen managed to convince him to spend it on the house instead. On Tania’s suggestion, he went to Mr Crusoe’s store but found it ransacked and Crusoe dead, meeting Andy Davidson at the scene. They were attacked by a pairof Rakilians, Teeja and Bourakai, and fled to the restaurant where he was meant to be meeting the others. There he confronted the Rakilians who claimed that his actions would result in humanity enslaving their people in contradiction of his knowledge of the future, and disabled their time machines. They forced The Doctor to take them to his ship, however their residual energy was insufficient to restore the TARDIS so they killed him. The paradox triggered partially-restored the TARDIS, allowing it to bring back The Doctor and for him to send away the Rakilians. He planned to use the TARDIS to identify when things would go wrong for the Rakilians, after which he would take it on a test flight. (Divine Intervention)

The Doctor decided to go on a test flight, inviting Tania to join him along with Liv and Helen and reluctantly letting Andy Davidson come along too. The Doctor attempted to go to the Rakilian homeworld, however the TARDIS was unable to move through space and he lost control resulting in them arriving approximately six million years in Earth’s future. After arriving they found Robin had stowed away, so the angry Doctor told him to stay behind in the TARDIS with Helen. He explored the ruins of London with Tania and worried they may be stuck in the future. They encountered Helen, who revealed she had lost Robin, and found Liv and Andy fleeing a robot. After destroying the robot with rocks, The Doctor pulled it apart and deduced it was for decontamination, being horrified that there was an army across the planet ready to wipe out all life. At the robots’ control station, The Doctor and Liv discovered that the human race had disappeared millions of years ago and found Robin. They returned to the TARDIS and used her to neutralise the robots’ radiation, which also enabled the ship to return to 2020. (Dead Time)

Accompanied by Andy, The Doctor went back in time to his third incarnation’s time at UNIT, infiltrating UNIT’s base at the Towerof London to retrieve a directional control for the TARDIS from a lab. They encountered younger versions of Ron and Tony and became stuck in a time loop caused by an Ogron escaping UNIT custody and activating a broken time machine. After several failed attempts to break the loop, during which he met the the Brigadier again, The Doctor finally sacrificed his component to fix the Ogron’s machine to send him home. (UNIT Dating)

The Doctor took the Akhtar sisters back in time to January 1941 to see their heritage at the Baker Street Irregulars, taking along Liv, Helen and Tania. Their visit inadvertently altered the sisters’ ancestor’s mission, so The Doctor and Zakia travelled to occupied France to rescue her and complete her mission. Reuniting with the others, they returned to 2020. (Baker Street Irregulars)

The Doctor, Liv, Helen, Tania and Andy travelled to 2050 to investigate the altered future. They were immediately captured by forces opposing Divine Intervention, who had been convinced The Doctor was the masked leader of their enemy. The Doctor was able to persuade his interrogator, Gemma Houlbrooke to release them by proving her evidence of his guilt had been written by him to arrange their meeting. He then took his companions back to 2020. (The Long Way Round)


With his “body wearing thin”, The Doctor was attacked in his TARDIS by Black Rose and White Tulip. The Doctor held off their attacks to find that it was Flora Millrace that had sent them, believing that by killing him it would stop Isaac’s composition from destroying more of the universe. The Doctor offered to stop Isaac’s music from being invented altogether, and allowed Flora to take Isaac’s place on a fishing trip The Doctor once had with him in his sixth incarnation. (DS Al Fine)

Wondering if he was nearing the end of his life, The Doctor founded the Institute of Time with fellow time travellers. The Doctor then took a trip to the end of the universe to see if the Institute still existed. He found that the Institute was in ruins and all of his friends had committed suicide, but also encountered his first incarnation in the ruins. The First Doctor told him to not give up and to keep on travelling, which renewed the Eighth Doctor’s spirits and gave him a new sense of adventure. (The End)

Attempting to visit the opening night of the Braxiatel Collection, one of the 700 wonders of the universe, The Doctor arrived on a space station and encountered Jasmine and the Network, a psychic creature who had been inadvertently conditioned to wipe out all life on Orriv. He confronted the Network and telepathically entered its mind to learn the truth, with Jasmine explaining the full story after the Network eventually forced him out. The Network possessed the station’s robot to physically attack them, however he refused to leave it behind when it was still a danger. He persuaded Jasmine to be brave and they together transmitted the creature down to the dead world of Orriv to contain it, however it had duplicated itself and attacked again forcing them to flee. The Doctor subsequently worked with the Tenth Justice Fleet of the Shadow Proclamation to warn travellers away from Orriv. Unknown to him, the Tenth Doctor heard his transmission and reflected that his past self was about to be embroiled in the Kotturuh crisis and then thrust into a “living nightmare”. (Echoes of Extinction)


Continuing to seek the 700 wonders of the universe, The Doctor travelled to Atharna, only to find the ocean world was now inexplicably a desert, which he feared meant time had been dramatically changed. He encountered Felicity and Brian the Ood, both of whom were injured, which they claimed was due to bandits. He offered to help them to the nearest settlement, Moslin. (He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not) During the journey to Moslin, they rested in a cave, where The Doctor told Brian the story of the Tailor’s Daughter and Death whilst Felicity slept. (The Knight, The Fool and the Dead) On reaching Moslin, he left Felicity and Brian in the care of a doctor and went to the town’s tavern, where he met the sheriff, who was hiding Felicity’s wife, Sophie. Sophie revealed that Brian was actually an assassin sent by Felicity’s father to kill her and retrieve his daughter. The Doctor helped resolve the situation and eventually he convinced Brian to abandon the contract and let him take him off-world. However, as they were boarding the TARDIS, it was suddenly pulled away and Brian fell into the Time Vortex. Upon exiting where the TARDIS had suddenly landed, The Doctor found himself surrounded by Daleks. (He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not)

As The Dalek Executioner prepared to kill him, The Doctor was saved by the intervention of the Dalek Prime Strategist and taken before The Dalek Time Commander, who told him they were a Dalek Time Squad investigating temporal anomalies and wanted his help. They took him to Wrax, the timeline of which had been completely rewritten, and made contact with the natives, with The Doctor being particularly intrigued by the Eye of Wrax. Upon being shown the Wraxians’ gallery with The Dalek Prime Strategist, The Doctor learnt that the Wraxians had been defeating numerous other civilisations and keeping spoils of war, and he realised the extent of the time alterations. He investigated the Eye and learnt that it channelled a weapon, the Devolver, which the Wraxians demonstrated for the Daleks. The Wraxians planned to use The Doctor to target the Time Lords, but the Prime Strategist saved him and he returned to the gallery, where he devised a theory on the source of the alterations. With the Prime Strategist’s help, The Doctor convinced The Daleks to let him negotiate with the Wraxian President before she could wipe out the Daleks with the Devolver. She tried to convince The Doctor to use the Devolver, but he refused and instead convinced her to disarm it in return for The Daleks’ withdrawal. He told The Daleks they needed to go back to the Dark Times, by linking the TARDIS and the Dalek timeship, to find the source of the alterations. (The Enemy of My Enemy) After arriving in the Dark Times through a Time Fracture, (Tales of the Dark Times) they traced the source of the alterations to Mordeela. (All Flesh is Grass)

Aboard The Dalek saucer, the Eighth Doctor, alongside the Ninth Doctor, confronted the Tenth Doctor’s mercenary fleet above Mordeela. They attempted to persuade him to stop his attack on the Kotturuh, but he dismissed them as illusions and ordered his fleet to fire, (The Knight, The Fool and the Dead) destroying Mordeela. In the ensuing Battle of Mordeela, The Doctor tried to rein The Daleks in, but was swatted aside by the Executioner. While he was able to negotiate a cease fire with his other incarnations in a telepathic contact The Daleks were forced back by Brian the Ood, the Eighth Doctor was unable to make The Daleks stand down, and the Tenth Doctor escaped in his flagship, the only surviving ship of his fleet, in the confusion.

The Doctor remained with The Dalek Time Squad in the weeks after the battle, though found himself kept in the dark as to the Daleks’ plans, as they only needed him to ensure their eventual departure from the Dark Times. He was allowed to join their explorations, such as one that ended with The Doctor acquiring a spider plant from a market, (All Flesh is Grass) and one on an abandoned spaceship reeking with Huon energy. (Tales of the Dark Times) When The Daleks attacked the Ninth Doctor’s coffin ship, the Eighth Doctor was able to escape and alerted the vampires, but had to ask the Ninth Doctor for “a lift” in his TARDIS to flee The Daleks. (All Flesh is Grass) Together, the two Doctors went in search of the Tenth Doctoron the planet Hoolan, where they discovered a malfunctioning time machine bridging the future to the Dark Times after its pilot had attempted to witness the Big Bang. They fixed her time machine and sent her back to her home time period. (Tales of the Dark Times)

The Eighth and Ninth Doctors eventually found the Tenth Doctoron Entranxis, interrupting his meeting with the Death Brokers to rescue the Ninth Doctor’s vampire companion, Ikalla, who had been captured after The Dalek attack on the coffin ship. The Daleks and the Kotturuh then attacked, and the Eighth Doctor escaped with the Tenth Doctor to his flagship, the HMS Donna. As they left the planet, they witnessed The Daleks destroy the Kotturuh ship before the Ninth Doctor arrived with Ikalla, but they quickly left to help the Kotturuh. Searching for a way to stop the Daleks, the Eighth and Tenth Doctors found a damaged coffin ship The Daleks had attacked and learnt from Gelsin, the surviving Bloodsman that they had captured a Great Vampire, and infiltrated a Dalek saucer with Brian the Ood and Gelsin, where the Eighth Doctor talked his way onto the bridge with Brian and learnt Daleks’ plan was called the “Ultimate End”. When a Dalek scout ship was dispatched to kill Inyit, the Last of the Kotturuh, on Birinji, a sudden power drain caused by The Dalek Prime Strategist’s experiments enabled the Eighth Doctor to escape with the Tenth Doctor and Gelsin, with Brian deciding to stay behind as a spy.

The Eighth and Tenth Doctors used the Donna to destroy The Dalek scout ship preparing to attack Birinji and reunited with the Ninth Doctor in a biodome on the planet, where the Ninth Doctor introduced them to Inyit. Brian contacted The Doctors to inform them he had discovered The Daleks planned to destroy Gallifrey before the rise of the Time Lords, and the Doctors together mounted a defence of Gallifrey. However, even with the Free Undead, The Doctors were unable to stop the Daleks’ army of undead drones with Symbiont DNA, so they prepared to collide the flagship with the saucer, in the hopes of the ensuing paradox wiping out the Daleks, but were prevented from doing so when Inyit used her final judgement to wipe out The Dalek Symbiont and the hybrids, ending The Daleks’ assault as they panicked, fearing the judgement may spread to pure Dalek DNA. This allowed the Eighth Doctor to sneak aboard with the aid of a Bloodsman. There, The Doctor used a remote detonator to trigger an explosive Brian had left in the saucer’s engine room, forcing the saucer into the Time Vortex and away from the Dark Times. (All Flesh is Grass)

As he searched for his TARDIS, The Doctor continued to sabotage the saucer, infiltrating The Dalek Scientist’s laboratory when he learnt The Daleks had living prisoners onboard, and forced the Scientist into telling him that the TARDIS was on the bridge, secretly leaving an explosive attached to the Scientist. The Doctor then found the two prisoners, Tiska and Groth, helping them escape the rampaging Dalek Executioner to reach bulkheads separating the two halves of the saucer, but Groth was killed while fighting the Executioner. When he and Tiska reached the bulkheads, The Doctor detonated his explosive, killing The Dalek Scientist and exposing the other half of the saucer to the Time Vortex, resulting in it breaking apart. As they headed for the bridge, The Dalek Prime Strategist arrived and attempted to bargain with The Doctor to escape in his TARDIS. He played along, but exposed the deal to the Dalek Time Commanderon the bridge, resulting in the Prime Strategist killing the Time Commander. In the ensuing in-fighting among The Daleks, The Doctor and Tiska were able to escape in the TARDIS. (Mutually Assured Destruction)


As early as the first two months from the start of the Last Great Time War, (Desperate Measures) The Doctor was noted as being unwilling to assist the Time Lords in the war. (Soldier Obscura) Eventually, The Doctor became fearful that he would lose everything he held dear in joining the war. (Museum Peace)

According to one account, during the “very first year” of the Time War, the Eighth Doctor tried to save Davros from the “jaws of the Nightmare Child”, but was unsuccessful. (Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe) Another account stated that it was his next incarnation, the War Doctor, who tried to save Davros. (The Third Wise Man)


The Doctor returned to one of his houses in search of his copy of Jane Eyre and found that a young painter called Josie Day had taken up residence there. They were soon interrupted by a local called Mrs. Fellowes, who informed them that Josie’s pictures had come to life and were attacking the village.

The trio left The Doctor’s house and found that Josie’s paintings were rounding up the locals. The Doctor told Josie to create an ending to the story as he was captured by a pairof Witherkins. Josie then ran back to the house and drew a picture of the Doctor. The picture promptly came to life and destroyed the old telepathic circuit causing the problem, returning the paintings to theiroriginal state. The Doctor resumed his search for Jane Eyre and found an old “to do list” inside. The Doctor invited Josie to travel with him and set off towards the first location on the list: Lumin’s World. (The Pictures of Josephine Day)

On Lumin’s World, The Doctor and Josie found themselves in the middle of a war zone. Josie was hit by a crystal fragment which fell from the sky. They were captured by the Calaxi and taken inside one of their buildings. The Calaxi told them that it was the Spherions attacking their world and that the crystal that hit Josie would spread across her body and turn her into a Spherion. The Doctor left the building and activated a satellite dish in order to communicate with the Spherions. He learned that the Spherions had no idea that they were attacking living organisms, and were only attempting to breed. The Spherions ceased their attack and shattered the crystal on Josie. (Music of the Spherions)

The two travelled to Edinburgh in 1866 and went to see a magic show hosted by a man called Silversmith. However, The Doctor instantly recognised that Silversmith’s magic trick involving volunteers and two mirrors wasn’t what it seemed, and the two learned that it was actually a portal to a mirror universe, and Silversmith was swapping people with their mirror counterparts. Josie and the Doctor succeeded in saving all the victims and trapped Silversmith back in his own reality. (The Silvering)

Travelling to Briarwood house in 1932, The Doctor and Josie found the house to be attacked by the Nixi. The Doctor helped Bertie, a young boy living in the house, to fulfil his family’s legacy in placing the Nixi and their king into a deep sleep for another thousand years. (Briarwood)

The Doctor and Josie travelled to a Bakri Resurrection Barge in the far future, where the synthetic bodies created for deceased humans began to grow their own conscious and rebelled against the humans. Complicating matters, Josie encountered a woman named Lady Josephine, who forced her to tell The Doctor of who she really was. It turned out that Josie was actually a portrait of Lady Josephine, brought to life by animae particles and who was sold after an auction following Lady Josephine’s death, before she was brought back in a synthetic body. The Doctor accepted Josie’s identity as a sentient portrait and called her his friend. Together, they helped the synthetic humans overthrow their masters, including Lady Josephine. The Doctor called upon the Shadow Proclamation to deal with the Bakri.

The Doctor took Josie back to his house in Wales where Josie recounted the remainderof her story to him, explaining how she was rescued by a future incarnation of the Doctor and his companion. The Doctor was happy to let Josie continue her life and offered for her to travel with him once more. Josie accepted The Doctor’s offer to take a trip to Epsilon Eridani for egg and chips. (A Matterof Life and Death)

Along with his seven previous incarnations, The Doctor, as well as Josie, became trapped in the Void when it began to attack and devour the universe. Working with his other selves, The Doctor was able to escape with Josie when the other Doctors formed a dimensional bridge. They emerged on a future version of the TARDIS belonging to the Ninth Doctor. While his ninth, tenth and twelfth incarnations used a Bowship to fly into the Void and solve the problem, the Eighth Doctor and Josie helped a number of his future companions fend of possessed victims of the Type 1 TARDIS within the Void, until the future Doctors joined with theirother incarnations to end the threat. (The Lost Dimension)

Arriving in 1833 Greenwich, The Doctor and Josie discovered a Omsonii captured on board a British naval ship. Taking control of the situation, The Doctor returned the Omsonii to its ship in orbit before she expired from starvation of her natural environment. (The Time Ball)


The Doctor began travelling with Sheena, eventually taking her for a luxury cruiser aboard the starship Theseus. They investigated mysterious disappearances, discovering the crew were using quicker lanes through hyperspace and appeasing the trolls that lurked there with sacrifices. Due to damage to time caused by the Time War, the Theseus’ purpose from being a luxury cruise liner was changed into a ship housing refugees running from the Time War. The Doctor and Sheena now discovered that members of the crew and refugees were willingly sacrificing themselves to trolls that lived in hyperspace to allow the Theseus to travel through that section of hyperspace without being attacking by the creatures. Damage to the timeline caused by the Time War continued, and Sheena’s personal history changed numerous times, before she was wiped from history altogether, causing The Doctor and everyone else to completely forget about her.

Soon after, a Time Lord ship fleeing from Dalek attack ships crashed into the Theseus, and a Time Lord, Aymor, exited it, claiming to be looking for a “traitor” before dying. The crash allowed The Daleks to enter the ship, where they proceeded to kill all passengers and crew. The Doctor gathered a small group of survivors, including Bliss, and led them to where the TARDIS had landed, to find that it had vanished. He then led the group to a Dalek Time ship, and got them to enter it and flew off the Theseus. The ship was too badly damaged however, and it fell down to the planet below. (The Starship of theseus)

Using the readings in the ship, The Doctor noticed that the planet was in a state of temporal flux. He managed to convince an amnesiac Dalek, which named “Dal”, to help him and his compatriots to get to a safe zone. To help the others survive, he left and had the local fauna follow him. Bliss eventually found him in the safe zone. When the War Ollistra found him, The Doctor found it appalling when she destroyed a whole ecosystem for a small victory. He was then taken to a training camp. (Echoes of War)

The Doctor, against his will, was trained by Harlan. He spent his time trying to decrypt the gate to reach Bliss. He wanted to convince the Time Lords to stop the war as he saw it was pointless. When The Daleks attacked, he tried to convince the recruits to escape. Ollistra threatened to kill him as she thought his successor would help in the war. (The Conscript) The Daleks intervened, having gained access to the compound. Seizing the chance, The Doctor escaped in the TARDIS with Ollistra and the Theseus survivors.

Wanting to know why The Daleks following him, The Doctor discovered that Quarren Maguire was a Time Lord who had used a Chameleon Arch to hide his true identity. Bliss told The Doctor that because of the Quantum state of the Dalek ship, they could escape by reversing the TARDIS’ quantum state. The Daleks followed him to the planet he crashed on. He was left behind on the planet when Ollistra escaped, but survived when Quarren caused the planet to collapse. After Ollistra was taken back to Gallifrey, Quarren left Bliss with The Doctor to travel together. (One Life)

Attempting to return Bliss home to the planet Derilobia, The Doctor discovered that the planet’s history had been changed so that it was now “dedicated” to manufacturing weapons for the Time Lords, Bliss only protected from the change because she was in the TARDIS. The Doctor soon discovered that the apparent Dalek attack on Derilobia had been faked by the Time Lord soldier Carvil, so dedicated to destroying The Daleks that he could even justify destroying an innocent planet, even if he argued that the Daleks would have attacked it eventually. The Doctor destroyed the weapons factory, feeling that the moral cost of such a victory wouldn’t be worth it, but was unable to restore its history. (The Lords of Terror)

While on holiday with Bliss, The Doctor was shocked to meet the Twelve, the latest incarnation of the notorious Time Lord criminal, now working with the Time Lords with the aid of a neural inhibitor to stabilise her past incarnations. She recruited The Doctor to investigate the mystery of an Ogron that appeared to be a future version of the Doctor, even possessing his DNA and some of his brain patterns. The Doctor, Bliss and the Twelve determined that this Ogron was part of a Dalek experiment to create soldiers more resistant to dangerous temporal conditions, witnessing the events of its creation before destroying the experiment. (Planet of the Ogrons)

After the events on the Planet, The Doctor, Bliss and the Twelve were transported to a prison camp on Sangrey, where they had their memories removed and were interrogated regularly. They eventually escaped after the Twelve cannibalised the technology that allowed Borton, a fellow prisoner, to live. (In the Garden of Death)

The Doctor, Bliss and the Twelve then accompanied the War Ollistra and the Fifth Tamasan to Uzmal, where The Doctor was granted control of the resistance submarine Bloodhound. They attempted to find the Ourashima, an entity which The Daleks occupying Uzmal were also looking for. After realising the Twelve’s erratic behaviour was the Ourashima trying to communicate, The Doctor made contact with it. The Ourashima was killed by The Dalek fleet in a kamikaze attack, and as it died, it offered its powers of foresight to the Time Lords. The Doctor turned down the offer, to Ollistra’s fury, believing his people shouldn’t have such power. (Jonah) Afterwards, The Doctor and Bliss collected the TARDIS from Gallifrey, where Ollistra warned him about suspicious irregularities in Bliss’ timeline. (State of Bliss)

The Doctor and Bliss continued travelling in the peacetime caused by the Daleks sudden disappearance, the cause of which they could not find. Eventually, The Doctor had a vivid vision of the Valeyard fighting the Time War and went to confront Tamasan as to its meaning. She explained the Valeyard had been used by the Time Lords against The Daleks and had erased them from existence by turning a superweapon against them on Grahv, only for the Time Lords to confine him to the planet in a time lock. The Doctor and Bliss stole Tamasan’s TARDIS to breach the time lock and reach Grahv, discovering the Valeyard was caught in a loop in which he kept fighting recreations of Daleks, created by the effects of the superweapon, in order to fire the superweapon as per his mission, damaging his memory and restarting the loop. Discovering The Dalek Time Strategist had escaped erasure via a dimensional portal, The Doctor and Bliss decided to follow it, however the Valeyard chose to stay behind, as due to his altered memories within the loop, he’d become The Doctor. (The War Valeyard)

The Doctor and Bliss found themselves on the Skaro of a parallel universe, where they unsuccessfully attempted to stop the Time Strategist using that universe’s version of Davros to recreate The Daleks. With Davros now merged with his parallel counterparts into a version similar to the original of the Daleks reborn with the powerof the Multiverse, The Doctor concluded the battle was lost and he and Bliss fled back to their universe through a dimensional portal to warn the Time Lords. (Palindrome)

Upon arriving on Gallifrey via the portal, The Doctor and Bliss lost their recent memories and fell victim to the superweapon’s effects, forgetting The Daleks. Cardinal Rasmus brought them to the War Council, as the Time Lords had similarly forgotten The Daleks and were determined to discover who they had been fighting against. The Doctor reluctantly worked with the General and decided to interview the Twelve about the enemy, as she had been in stasis in the Omega Arsenal when the erasure occurred. They discovered the Twelve had escaped with the aid of a Dreadshade and confronted her in the Panopticon where she was attempting to threaten her way onto the High Council. The Twelve lost control of the Dreadshade when she mentioned The Daleks, which also restored the Time Lords’ memories of them, however The Doctor was able to advise Bliss to calm the creature. The Doctor and Bliss took the Dreadshade away from Gallifrey, only to finally remember the warning they had meant to deliver. (Dreadshade)

The Doctor and Bliss warned the Time Lords in time as The Daleks began to re-enter the universe. The Doctor was keen to leave the war zone, however Bliss persuaded him to attempt to protect a nearby planet, Cosca. Upon arriving on the planet, they discovered Davros had established himself in the royal court, and witnessed him being visited and drained by The Dalek Time Strategist. The Doctor was pulled along with the Strategist through a wormhole to its enclave outside of time, where it revealed it was draining biodata from Davros with which it could restore The Dalek Emperor. As they observed the escalating events around Cosca, the Strategist made The Doctor an offer; if he destroyed Gallifrey as the Strategist believed the War would inevitably end with, it would give him Alex Campbell, whom the Strategist had found in its explorations of the Multiverse and stored in a stasis pod. Though taken aback, The Doctor refused. Tamasan infiltrated the enclave and planted a bomb, which The Doctor used as leverage so the Strategist would allow him to contact Bliss and Rasmus, telling them to abandon Davros to the advancing Daleks. As The Doctor expected, the Emperor arrogantly had Davros brought before him, leading to a schism amongst the assembled Daleks and a brief rebellion against the Emperor. With the Strategist paralysed by the competing variables, The Doctor and Tamsan escaped with Alex’s pod and detonated the bomb, depriving the Strategist of the powerof the Multiverse, though it managed to ensure the restoration of the Dalek Empire before fleeing. The Doctor reunited with Bliss and took Alex’s pod aboard the TARDIS, where he opened it and introduced him to Bliss. (Restoration of the Daleks)


After a prolonged period alone, The Doctor created a robot companion, Ria, designed to be the “perfect companion” and to reassure him that his decision to stay away from the War was justified. During an encounter with Bernice Summerfield and River Song on the remains of a destroyed TARDIS mistaken for the ruins of Gallifrey, they were attacked by a party of scavengers. Utilising the TARDIS’s connection to the Matrix, The Doctor created a defensive barrier around the ruins, deflecting the scavengers’ orbital bombardment back upon themselves. Unfortunately, Ria was critically damaged during the attack, and it was left to River and Benny to talk The Doctor down from utterly destroying the scavengers. Upon realising the TARDIS’s true nature and that Gallifrey could one day be destroyed, The Doctor began considering whether he should be more active in the War. (Lies in Ruins)

Still conflicted about joining the War, The Doctor travelled to a museum on Vega VI dedicated to the Second Great Dalek Occupation, where he met Kalendorf, an old soldier who had fought against The Daleks. He and Kalendorf destroyed a lone Dalek which reactivated to try to kill them, but not before it had killed a child. Driven into a decision, The Doctor set off, his mind made up. (Museum Peace) The Doctor decided to help by saving whoever he could, (Ghost of Christmas Past) especially the non-combatants that had little chance of escaping the fallout of the war. (The Third Wise Man) However, he quickly found that because of the nature of the Time War, with timelines shifting about frequently, the people he rescued would sometimes end up never being born, leaving him no one to save. (Ghost of Christmas Past)

Whilst working for the Time Lords to save a group of sentient suns from falling into another universe during a “storm in heaven”, The Doctor and his TARDIS crash-landed on one of the many planets he was trying to save. The avian natives of the planet took him from his ship and explained to him that their leader was dying. The Doctoroperated on their leader with his sonic screwdriver and told him that even though he would save him now, his planet would fall into another universe and they would die anyway. (Osskah)

In a bid to obtain the Great Key of Rassilon, (The Forgotten) which had been missing since before Rassilon’s presidency, (Desperate Measures) The Doctor became a prisoneron an unnamed planet, spending over a month in captivity. With the help of a Malmooth named Chantir, he managed to escape the prison guards and find the key. The Doctor hoped that he would not have to use the key, but if he did he planned to use it to create a modified De-mat Gun that he believed could bring an end to the war. The Doctor experienced a memory wipe shortly afterobtaining the Key, which the Tenth Doctor attributed to using the modified De-mat Gun. (The Forgotten)

The Doctor’s TARDIS became caught in a bout of temporal turbulence, caused by a skirmish between the Temporal Powers. The TARDIS became caught between two opposing timelines, and the Doctor slipped the TARDIS out of the vortex and back into real time, finding himself in a time loop orbiting Earth on Christmas Eve 2016. After a strange knocking sound on the TARDIS door, The Doctor investigated mysterious noises around the ship. He eventually found a hypercube sent by Susan, which had taken centuries to get to him. Susan told him of her accomplishments, and the birth of her son, Alex. The Doctor realised that the TARDIS had chosen to stay in the time loop so that The Doctor could receive the message. The message filled The Doctor with hope in the dark time of his life, and he dematerialised the TARDIS, heading towards another adventure. (Ghost of Christmas Past)

After saving a crew of children from a self-destructing ship, The Doctor found himself acting peacekeeper between a tribe of Silurians and Sea Devils arguing overownership of a beach. When he worked out an agreement based on the tide, The Doctor decided to celebrate with a game of volleyball, only for the Silurians and Sea Devils to begin arguing about which one of them owned the ball. (Dr. Eighth)

The Doctor tried to save the Nestene homeworld, (Rose) but had to watch as the Consciousness lost its protein planets and all its food stocks (A Brief History of Time Lords) to the Daleks’ Time Destructor. When the TARDIS was caught at the edge of the temporal wave caused by the Time Destructor, the fluid links were damaged. The Doctor landed on Rontan 9 in search of mercury to find that the planet had also been affected by The Dalek weapon. The Doctor found a group of scientists, some of which regressed into monsters from the time distortions on the planet. Whilst fleeing from the monsters, The Doctor found some mercury. He then took the scientists to back his TARDIS, intending to find them a new home. (Natural Regression)

A group called the Rulers of the Universe used knowledge from River Song’s diary to lure The Doctor to their ship in order to get him to help them take control of a Sanukuma spore ship. Their plan backfired when the Sanukuma themselves also arrived. Using a chronon mine he recovered from the war, The Doctor managed to defeat them by banishing them to the early years of the universe while he escaped using a “souvenir” pendant of the type carried by Gallifreyan shock troops, and, with the help of River, also defeated the Rulers. (The Rulers of the Universe)

On a distant planet, The Doctor learned of the destruction of a hospital ship named after the home planet of its owner. Suspecting that this ship was the Traken, controlled by his old companion Nyssa, The Doctor, not wanting to learn any more for definite for risk of making the destruction a fixed point in time, travelled back in time a few months so that he could go undercoveron the Traken as “Dr. Foster”, remaining with his old companion until the Traken was nearly destroyed by a Time Lord agent who was attempting to force a planet near Gallifrey to directly ally with the Time Lords in the War. (A Heart on Both Sides)

The Doctor pleaded with Time Lords not to bring the Time War into real time above the planet Drakkis, to no avail. Once the Time War destroyed its beauty and rewrote time, he rescued Sarana Teel from some quicksand before the Sontaran Jask arrived on the planet. He went back to the TARDIS but found out that someone had stolen it, which he later discovered to be Tag Menkin. Jask later told him about Stenk’s cowardice and his planned invasion of Drakkis. The Doctor agreed to work with Jask to stop him. Having exposed Stenk’s past betrayal of his fleet, The Doctor was able to convince Jask to take command of the Sontaran fleet above Drakkis and leave the planet in peace. However, he was forced to admit to Sarana that the damage the Time War had done to Drakkis’ history meant that any peace would only be temporary, and Sarana ordered him to leave, angry at the role his people had played in her planet’s destruction. (The Sontaran Ordeal)

Following a distress signal to Synthesis Station, The Doctor arrived before it had been sent. He discovered that the Station was dedicated to generically modifying Vashta Nerada and that Ollistra had commissioned a batch for use against Dalek casings. After disgruntled employee, attempting to flee Synthesis with batches of Vashta Nerada to sell, causing a shutdown in the process, The Doctor helped Ollistra and station director Eva Morrison escape the facility and evade varieties of Vashta Nerada. They met Ollistra’s guard command, Roxita, who revealed her TARDIS had been contaminated with Vashta Nerada so they made for The Doctor’s TARDIS, however a batch of Vashta Nerada stored away in Roxita’s staser. The Doctor programmed his TARDIS to ditch the swarm in the Vortex and he, Eva and Ollistra bailed out in space suits whilst Roxita died initiating the programming. The TARDIS rematerialised, however as they were space walking towards it The Doctor and Ollistra realised Eva’s suit had been contaminated and she was devoured. Angry at the loss of life, The Doctor took Ollistra to the nearest Time Lord outpost and still refused her request to join the fighting. (Day of the Vashta Nerada)


He was lured to Kurnos 5 by The Master, who was trying to resurrect the defunct Cardinal Magos to learn where he could find the Cognition Shift. He helped Kilda save her daughter, before confronting his old friend, but he was trapped in a force field. The Master took The Doctor’s body and his TARDIS, leaving The Doctor (now in the “War Master” body) to be found by Narvin and taken into custody. (The Castle of Kurnos 5) When he realised who he really was, Narvin allowed The Doctor to go and track down The Master in the Lehar system, but he didn’t give him a TARDIS. Still in The Master’s body, The Doctor recruited Captain Morski on Redemption and, after helping him retrieve his ship, journeyed with him to the system. (The Edge of Redemption) While they were passing through a chronostorm, they were boarded by the Scaramancer’s crew and found they had a stowaway, Dorada, on board. The Doctor and Morski managed to subdue the Scaramancer, but Dorada escaped to Nastrum, with the last piece of the Cognition Shift, where The Master was waiting for her. The Doctor revealed his true identity to Morski and the Scaramancer when she tried to kill him to get revenge for what the real Master had done to her. (The Scaramancer) On Nastrum, the three of them reached The Master’s laboratory, where The Doctor confronted The Masteronce again, discovering his plan to use the Shift to project his mind into the whole Dalek race. He took away the Infinity Chip from the machine, but this caused the mind of the Master to spread around the universe, entering every life form. To prevent that, The Doctor entered the machine and used it not only to take back his body, but also to call for help from the Scaramancer, convincing her to step into the machine. Her particular condition as a survivor to a chronobomb made her resistant to The Master’s mental influence, and she was able to expand his power to all creation, thus saving everyone. The Doctor then took her and left with her in his TARDIS. (The Cognition Shift)

The Doctor’s TARDIS was hit by a temporal storm, crash-landing in 1816 Switzerland. His body disfigured by the crash, The Doctor stumbled outside to a villa where he encountered Mary Shelley. Whilst he was crying out the names of past companions, Mary attempted to look after The Doctor. He appeared to die but was revived in an experiment by Doctor Polidori. Struggling to remain sane after his resurrection, The Doctor fled to his ruined TARDIS to send a distress signal and then became completely feral. His younger self arrived and began his TARDIS‘s regeneration, restoring The Doctor. After a quick exchange with his younger self and Mary, he left to continue his travels. (Mary’s Story)

Having been “battered by the storm”, The Doctor was lured to Xenotopia by The Master, who tricked his chronopsycho prisoner Alice into telepathically calling for his help. He liberated Alice and they explored the The Master’s facility. Unknowingly Alice psychically drained The Doctor, resulting in him collapsing when they confronted The Master. The Master had planned all of this to use The Doctor’s cells, which had been exposed to the Time Vortex more than any other, as the final component in his ultimate biological weapon. (The Missing Link) The Master arranged The Doctor to escape after his creation, the Rage, became free. He hoped that absorbing The Doctor would placate the creature and enable him to control it, however after pursuing the two Time Lords through the facility it absorbed them both. Working together, The Doctor and the Master stopped the Rage and the Master fled, using a device he’d implanted in The Doctor to erase his memories of their encounter. (Darkness and Light)

His appearance increasingly battered and frayed, The Doctor found out that the Time Lords were trying to conscript his granddaughter Susan into the Time War. Several hypercubes were sent to her, which The Doctor was able to remove by distracting Susan with various obstacles. Susan saw past the distractions and worked out what her grandfather was up to. She received the message, and decided to join the fight, much to Doctor’s dismay. (All Hands on Deck)

He received a Space-time telegraph from Susan asking for help when she realised she had been tricked by Lehena. He rescued her from the Dalek controlled Jean-Paul and aimed to take heroff the planet to travel with her. He convinced The Daleks that they had the Hand of Omega. He had learned of the Dalek plans and misled all the signals to stop them from getting the Hand. He managed to get Susan into the TARDIS before he made his way back using Susan’s time ring. (The Shoreditch Intervention)


Several accounts existed of the Eighth Doctor’s death and regeneration, (The Night of the Doctor, Doctor Who and the Time War, The Day of the Doctor) and he had multiple, equally-real successor incarnations. (The Tomorrow Windows, Rose, The Curse of Fatal Death)


During the Fifth Segment of the War, (The Stranger) The Doctor was drinking tea in his TARDIS when he heard a distress call from a spaceship crashing into Karn. Answering the call with glee, The Doctor found that there was no way to deflect the ship or save it with a tractor beam, and was forced to board the ship to manually retrieve the sole life form detected. (The Day of the Doctor) The Doctor tried to save the last remaining crewman, Cass Fermazzi, but she sealed herself away in the ship by deadlocking a door when she saw the TARDIS, choosing to die rather than accept help from a Time Lord, branding them as being no different from the Daleks in the Time War. Unable to open it with his sonic screwdriver, The Doctor pleaded with Cass to come with him, until the ship hit the surface of Karn and erupted into a fireball.

The Doctor died in the crash, but was revived temporarily by Ohila and the Sisterhood of Karn, and was told he had under four minutes to live. Ohila offered him a series of different Elixirs that would allow him to control his regeneration so he could become the person he needed to be to end the Time War, but The Doctor refused to take part in the war, until the Sisterhood showed him the lifeless body of Cass, who was “beyond even [their] help”. Though he continued to believe he could have saved her and shown her the universe, Ohila pointed out to The Doctor the universe was “very nearly over” due to the damage the Time War had done.

Deciding there was no longer a need for “a Doctor” in the universe, The Doctor accepted the Sisterhood’s help, asking them to make him “a warrior”. Ohila then handed him a formula she had specially prepared for that purpose. Before ingesting the chalice’s content – which one source treated as a genuine formula, (The Night of the Doctor) while another a mixture of lemonade and dry ice, (The Day of the Doctor) The Doctor commanded the sisters to get out of the room, horribly torn apart by what he was about to do. (The Night of the Doctor) With his four minutes to live up, (The Day of the Doctor) The Doctor paid tribute to his deceased companions, and apologised to Cass, and then downed the chalice. Beginning a painful regeneration, The Doctor gasped out his last breaths in convulsions that made him keel over to the ground as he regenerated into his next incarnation. (The Night of the Doctor)


According to a different account, the Eighth Doctor fought to the very end of the Last Great Time War, though he was aged forwards and backwards millions of years on various occasions within it. In the end, he turned to the Moment, his mind made up to use it to wipe out the Time Lords and Daleks to put an end to the War. As Gallifrey was destroyed around him, The Doctor fell through space and into the open doors of his TARDIS, breaking his bones in the impact.

He believed that using the Moment had made his existence fixed, preventing him from regenerating, only for regeneration energy to begin engulfing him; he belatedly realised that a woman who had died saving him had passed on the Restoration to him, resetting his life-cycle. Shocked and exhilarated, the Eighth Doctor regenerated into the Ninth Doctor. (Doctor Who and the Time War)


When the Ninth Doctor’s Sin-Eater became conscious due to The Doctor’s telepathic nature, it mutated to show the Eighth Doctor’s face, among other incarnations, straining against its body. (Sin-Eaters)

When the Tenth Doctor was confronted by Es’Cartrss within the TARDIS’ Matrix, he summoned the Eighth Doctor, among his other past incarnations, to use their united memories and willpower to take back control of the Matrix. (The Forgotten)

During many failed attempts to duplicate the Tenth Doctor, defective copies of all his past incarnations, including the Eighth Doctor, were created instead. (Breakfast at Tyranny’s)

After the Eleventh Doctor was accused of committing deadly crimes against the Overcast, he brooded in the TARDIS for two days, imagining all his previous numbered incarnations, including the Eighth Doctor, interrogating him over the crimes. When he offered the rationale that he always left things better than he found them, they all turned and left him in disgust and disgrace. (Pull to Open)

When the Eleventh Doctor was attacked by the Then and the Now on Lujhimene, the Eighth Doctor was among the faces seen as The Doctor’s timeline was almost destroyed. (Running to Stay Still)

When the Eleventh Doctor entered into the T’keyn Nexus in order to defend himself, Matrix projections of his previous incarnations, including the Eighth Doctor, appeared inside it to defend themselves as well. When auditor Sondrah brought up the Time War, the Eighth Doctor refused to be labelled as the cause of the conflict, and also took it upon himself to defend the War Doctor’s actions, as the war incarnation opted to remain silent. When the Eleventh Doctor began to deduce Sondrah’s true identity, the past Doctors faded away as Oscar Wilde interfered with the Nexus. (Dead Man’s Hand)

After saving Gallifrey from the Moment at the conclusion of the Last Great Time War, the Eleventh Doctor dreamed of himself standing with all his past incarnation, including the Eighth Doctor, as he thought about his search for Gallifrey. (The Day of the Doctor)

When he was exposed to energy from a time storm, the Twelfth Doctor degenerated through all of his previous incarnations, including the Eighth Doctor. (The Lost Magic)

During The Master’s Dalek Plan, the Sixth Doctor appeared as one of the “Guardians of the Edge” who urged the Thirteenth Doctor to resist the Spy Master’s attempt to take possession of her body and identity by forced regeneration. (The Power of the Doctor)


The Eighth Doctor was seen in a vision as one of the four surviving elementals. He had short hair, and held a baby in his arms, (The Gallifrey Chronicles) implying his future as Miranda Dawkins’ father, the Emperor. (Father Time; Miranda)
River Song met the Eighth Doctor, and apparently liked the way the TARDIS looked during his tenure. She had his memory wiped with mnemosine recall-wipe vapour so the timeline would remain intact. (The Eternity Clock)
The Eighth Doctor and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart discovered the secret of the Embodiment of Gris during an adventure in Hong Kong in 1988. (The Dying Days)
On a Thursday in the summerof 1966, the Eighth Doctor visited Andy Warhol to have his face added to a portrait of eleven incarnations of the Doctor. (The War of Art; The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)
The Eighth Doctor visited the Tantalus Eye. (Engines of War)
The Eighth Doctor rang Anke Von Grisel, curatorof the Verbier Museum of the Impossible, warning her that the artefacts she’d collected meant that “dark times [were] coming”, but she hung up on him. (Canaries)


There were several alternate versions of the Eighth Doctor who lived vastly defferent lives to the one he led. For instance there was: Doc Gallifrey, who was a gun using protectorof a town called Vortex City; Joe Smith, who ran his own detective agency; a wizard named Quiquaequod; Theta Stigma, who was still close friends with The Rani and appeared to regularly go to her for psychiatric advice; an incredibly violent cyborg who had a sonic weapon for a right arm; and one where he was an anthropomorphic cartoon cat. (The Glorious Dead)

In one alternative timeline, the Seventh Doctor was shot by Nazis in Germany in 1955, and had his body taken into custody. Absconding after his regeneration, the Eighth Doctor adopted the alias “Johann Schmidt” and later told Elizabeth Klein that he was a collector who had stolen The Doctor’s body and gained possession of the TARDIS key. In this role, he was able to manipulate Klein’s analysis of the TARDIS so that she would believe she had come up with the idea to go back in time and talk to The Doctor while he was still in Colditz, allowing his younger self to learn about how history would be changed and take action to correct it. (Colditz, Klein’s Story)

In another alternative timeline, the Eighth Doctor settled down in San Francisco and eventually got married. (So Vile a Sin)

In a negated timeline, The Doctor and Charley were drawn towards a Vess weapons factory by a mysterious signal, where they also found the Fourth Doctor and Leela and discovered the Decayed Master was plotting their undoing by removing their TARDIS from history. After Charley and Leela vanished, The Doctors were caught in the explosion of the Fifth Doctor’s TARDIS, but were saved by the Sixth Doctor. Once a plan to stop The Master was conceived, the Eighth Doctor went to keep The Master distracted with the Fourth Doctor, and, once the Fifth Doctor had ensured that the TARDIS would not explode, joined his other seven incarnations in preparing to time ram The Master’s TARDIS. However, rather than kill The Master, the First Doctor instead turned off the automatic distress actions, which had brought all of the Doctors to the pocket dimension and triggered the TARDIS’ destruction, making it so none of that had happened. (The Light at the End)

When the Cybermen allied with Rassilon to take over history, (Supremacy of the Cybermen) The Doctor and Josie found that the TARDIS had been covered in Cybermats, before being confronted by Cybermen who stated that they wished to “save” them. (Prologue: the Eighth Doctor) This timeline was eventually unwritten by Rassilon and the Twelfth Doctor. (Supremacy of the Cybermen)


With an carefree exterior (The Dying Days) and a belief that it was never too late, (All Flesh is Grass) the Eighth Doctor was an enthusiastic figure who explored the universe for the sheer love and experience of it, (By Hook or By Crook; The Silver Turk) craving open spaces and natural things, such as trees, grass, birds and animals. (The Novel of the Film) Thriving on the activity of righting wrongs, (Descendance) and safe guarding the future, (Coda) the Eighth Doctor was a direct, sympathetic and emotionally accessible individual, (Vampire Science; Beautiful Freak) but these traits were balanced by his occasional feelings of self-doubt and weariness of his endless battles to maintain order, (Longest Day, Legacy of the Daleks, Interference: The Hourof the Geek; Where Nobody Knows Your Name; Scherzo, To the Death) with The Doctor commenting to Fitz Kreiner that his travels had made him “appreciate the beauty and delicate sadness of the interconnectedness of all things.” (Dominion) He “consider[ed] [himself] primarily a citizen of the galaxy”, (Vanderdeken’s Children) and believed that “nothing [was] alien” to a “citizen of the universe”. (The Scarlet Empress)

Not wanting to be “burdened by [his] past”, (Vampire Science) and believing it to be his job, (The Road to Hell) The Doctor would always make an attempt to save a life if he could, believing that any life was worth saving, (The Dying Days) even the life of his Imagineum doppelganger, (Endgame) and even risked the Web of Time by warning his seventh incarnation about avoiding the events that would lead to his regeneration. (The Eight Doctors) He felt guilt when reflecting on the lives he had been forced to take, (Revolution Man) and strove to compensate for the lives he had taken by saving just as many. (Fallen Gods)

Due to his regeneration “[shaking] up his molecules so comprehensively that certain aspects of his character had come to the fore that had previously been buried so deeply within him they had seemed virtually nonexistent”, (The Bodysnatchers) the Eighth Doctor was a romantic at heart, (The TV Movie) though he thought it an “unpleasant problem” to fall in love with humans. (Legacy of the Daleks) It was during his eighth incarnation that The Doctor began feeling a desire for romance — “the excitement of being close to someone, the need to exchange ideas on a more personal level, to be able to tell someone what you really believe”. While he told I.M. Foreman it would be unfair to get sexually involved with his companions, (Interference: The Hourof the Geek) The Doctor shared an experience with Bernice Summerfield, (Benny’s Story) once hallucinated that he and Grace Holloway were married, (The Glorious Dead) and proclaimed his love for Charley Pollard, (Neverland) but when she tried to broach the subject, he claimed that it was merely an urge brought on by his belief that she was about to die. Although uncomfortable with Charley’s “yearning” for him, The Doctor did later admit to loving her, but then told her that they couldn’t pursue a romantic relationship, opting to remain friends instead. (Scherzo) For a time, Sam Jones had a crush on The Doctor, (Longest Day, Dreamstone Moon, Seeing I) something that he was aware of. (Placebo Effect) Alan Turing likewise developed feelings for The Doctor, (The Turing Test) who would later recall being “more than friends” with Turing. (The Domino Effect) During his time in 1951, The Doctor became to desire of Penny, a waitress at the Café des Artistes, with spy Guy Burgess also eyeing him up. (Endgame) On one occasion, he was described by Daqar Keep as someone who used flattery to deceive. (The Next Life)

The Eighth Doctor was full of spirit and the joy of life, and showcased, on multiple occasions, his love for humanity, especially admiring how they “always [saw] patterns in things that [weren’t] there, ” (The TV Movie) and how they were “one of the most adaptable, versatile, [and] adventurous species in the galaxy”, (Halflife) but also was aware that some were “barbarians” (Dreamstone Moon) who “never lost their inability to learn from their mistakes”, (Halflife) degrading them for “heading towards [an Ice Warrior] ship like moths to the flame”, (The Dying Days) and found a police officer’s refusal to believe him as “typical”. (Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game) So strong was his spirit that he was able to hold off a cyber-conversion on a mental plane, (Dreadnought) make his body scream While his soul was in the psionic plane, (Bad Blood) and was unable to surrender against the odds. (Neverland)

He was also something of a thrill-seeker, hitting the fire alarm of the ITAR building simply to “liven things up” during his and Grace’s escape, (The TV Movie) sneaking into the Gorolith’s sphere, even after he pointed out that he didn’t need too, (Ophidius) enjoying the feeling of not knowing where the TARDIS had landed, (The Chimes of Midnight) and once indulged in multiple adventures simultaneously for the sheer fun of it. (The Wickerwork Man) He enjoyed the dark, seeing it as “[enhancing] the mystery.” (The Chimes of Midnight)

Although full of spirit and humanity, the Eighth Doctor did have a dark side within him, especially when the forces of evil tried to unbalance the laws of the universe, but he still had his mercy during these outbursts, offering to save The Master from the Eye of Harmony, even after he attacked him for killing Grace and Lee. (The TV Movie) Despite this, he warned Ice Lord Artix that he was “very dangerous when roused”, (Ascendance) spoke in an icy and disrespectful tone when confronting Niroc about the Sixth Doctor’s trial, (The Eight Doctors) and tried to strangle Qixotl in retaliation for past betrayals. (Alien Bodies) He also gave The Master a particularly violent punch to the face while denying their similarities during their duel for the Glory, (The Glorious Dead) became more abrupt and short-tempered after Izzy got kidnapped due to being in Destrii’s body, (Uroboros) and slaughtered an entire Cyber-Fleet with the powerof the Time Vortex after they had angered him. (The Flood) After Lucie’s death, The Doctor took his frustration out on The Monk for his part in the tragedy; refusing to forgive him, telling him the universe would be better without him and yelling at him to leave when his outburst reached its limit. (To the Death) He later felt frustration at The Master for leaving the Ramossans to die at the hands of the Eminence, hitting the TARDIS in frustration and trying to avert the creation of the Eminence despite the Laws of Time. (The Reviled)

As a coping mechanism, (Zagreus) The Doctor would react to threats of death and torture with dark humour; mocking The Master’s affection for Chang Lee while he was strapped to a gurney, (The TV Movie) calling the Cybermen unimaginative during their attempt to convert him, (Dreadnought) getting sarcastically formal with The Dalek Supreme, (Fire and Brimstone) jesting with Eric Rawden until he could no longer stand the interrogation, (Something Inside) bitterly asking his torturers for some more pain, (Memory Lane) cracking jokes when aboard a crashing spaceship with The Master, (Masterplan) and brashly listing hobbies he could indulge in after Ohila informed him he had four minutes left to live. (The Night of the Doctor) The Ice Warriors believed he did so to “suppress his fear”. (The Resurrection of Mars)

The Eighth Doctor was willing to help anyone he came across regardless of his connection to them, (Orbis, Prisoner of the Sun) and sacrifice himself for the sake of others, as his was the only life he felt he had the right to give, (The Resurrection of Mars) to the point that even his TARDIS began scolding him for it. (Zagreus) He told Grace to leave him at The Master’s mercy so she could reroute the powerof the TARDIS and close the Eye of Harmony, (The TV Movie) ran back into Adisham to save its residents from the Red Death, (The Dying Days) was going to kamikaze a helicopter to destroy Donald Stark, (The Fallen) and was willing to surrender his life so the Cybermen would copy his regenerative pattern and abandon their invasion of Earth. (The Flood)

In contrast to his scheming predecessor, the Eighth Doctor could not stay on one train of thought for more than a few seconds, getting distracted by the comfort of his new shoes when recalling his childhood, (The TV Movie) reading books too fast to realise what he was reading, (The Scarlet Empress) going days without eating due to his forgetfulness, (Camera Obscura) and could easily begin rambling when in conversation, going into soliloquies without noticing. (The Face-Eater; Seasons of Fear) He also bored of things easily, making an omelette for Anji Kapoor, but proclaimed to be bored with cooking before he could make another for anyone else. (Timeless) Sam theorised that The Doctor took on companions because he “couldn’t think in a straight line without [them]”, (Unnatural History) but he was able to make sound decisions when the need called for it, (The Eight Doctors) and was both aware and annoyed that he “[kept] missing the important bits”. (Placebo Effect)

He felt that talking helped him to concentrate, (Prisoner of the Sun) and he did so freely. Indeed, he would sometimes naïvely say and do things without taking the situation in, such as unironically telling Detective Inspector Foster he was a Time Lord while being interrogated for drug ownership, (The Eight Doctors) stopping to oink at pigs in the company of Inspector Bengt Nordenstam, (Dominion) and almost ruining his cover story by pointing out the brilliance of his interrogator’s deduction. (The Road to Hell)

The Doctor enjoyed jelly babies, (The TV Movie) preferring them to Liquorice Allsorts, (The Tomorrow Windows) with his favourite being the red ones. (Scaredy Cat) He also got very excited about 99 Flakes, (Memory Lane) cotton candy and chunky monkey ice cream, (Terror Firma) and rarely touched meat. (Seasons of Fear) Among his favourite times and places were late 19th century England, (The Banquo Legacy) the city of Florence, (Fear Itself) and Edward the Confessor’s reign. (Seasons of Fear)

He also liked bacon sandwichs, (The Eight Doctors) turkish delights, (Vampire Science) Darjeeling tea, dry-roasted gumblejack fritters, (The Bodysnatchers) chocolates with s oft centres, (Beltempest) solving mysteries, (The Fallen) pigs, (Dominion) ice cream, (Unnatural History) trains, (Endgame, Orbis) butterflies, (Eater of Wasps) Orson Welles’ films, Manhattan cocktails, (Invaders from Mars) Christmas, plum pudding, custard, (The Chimes of Midnight) bats, (Seasons of Fear) parties, (Neverland) dinosaurs, (The Resurrection of Mars) spiders, (Worldwide Web) and the smell of arriving on a “fresh new planet”. (Steps)

He hated “long goodbyes”, (The Bodysnatchers) pastel colour schemes, (Dominion) commercial airplanes, (Unnatural History) getting pins and needles, (The Taking of Planet 5) and rats. (The Banquo Legacy) He also disliked “pointless things”. (Lies in Ruins)

By his own admission, The Doctor had a “pink bunny slipper fetish”, (Grimm Reality) and favoured Custard Creams above all biscuits. (The Deadstone Memorial) He claimed apricot jam calmed him down, (By Hook or By Crook) and also enjoyed walnut muffins, (The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack) and lemonade. (The Flood) The Doctor enjoyed Winnie the Pooh, with his favourite character being Tigger, (Caerdroia) and had a s oft spot for penguins, (The Next Life) but disliked cats so much that he removed one from the TARDIS on sight, (Nevermore) though did enjoy petting them. (Vampire Science)

Despite his enthusiasms, The Doctor had a fear of heights, (The TV Movie) hospitals, (Kursaal, The Ancestor Cell) spiders, (The Scarlet Empress) and his TARDIS being shattered into a millionshards. (Faith Stealer) He also disliked diving because he “[didn’t] like the constriction of being cocooned in a diving suit.” (The Infinity Race) He could be deeply unnerved when imprisoned, (Seeing I, Interference: The Hourof the Geek) and acknowledged that he was corruptible when he realised how much he wanted the Glory. (The Glorious Dead)

The Doctor preferred tea to coffee, (Dominion) specifically “hot, sweet tea”, (The Deadstone Memorial) with lemon tea being his preference. (Casualties of War) He also liked to have his tea with milk and either two sugars (Thinking Warrior) or six sugars, (The Zygon Who Fell to Earth) but preferred it white without sugar. (The Eight Truths) He also enjoyed drinking ginger beer and lemonade, (The Blue Angel, Parallel 59) but disliked tizer. (The Ancestor Cell)

The Doctor was a fan of Marvel Comics’ X-Men, Transformers, model train sets, Thunderbirds and Zap Daniel, (The Scarlet Empress, The Taking of Planet 5, The City of the Dead, Trading Futures, The Tomorrow Windows) but disliked Babylon 5 (Escape Velocity) and the Aggrotron! comics. (Izzy’s Story) He enjoyed reading Victorian literature, such as The Time Machine, (The TV Movie) Sherlock Holmes novels, (The Bodysnatchers) The Strand magazine, (Genocide) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, (Option Lock) and Cold Comfort Farm, (All Flesh is Grass) and had a liking for the opera. (Vampire Science, War of the Daleks, Longest Day, The Janus Conjunction, Demontage, Coldheart; The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack)

Though he would pray to “whatever gods he [had]” every day, (Seasons of Fear) The Doctor didn’t have a “faith”, (Placebo Effect) claimed not to understand the idea of gloating, (History 101) and insisted he was psychologically incapable of experiencing survivor’s guilt, (The Gallifrey Chronicles) despite evidence to the contrary. (Hothouse)

The Eighth Doctor believed that “the universe [hung] [on] such a fragile thread of coincidences” that it was “useless to meddle with it”, unless the meddler was a Time Lord, (The TV Movie) but he later confided in Grace that even he shouldn’t meddle in the affairs of others, (The Fallen) but maintained that it was good to change the universe for the better. (Tales of the Dark Times) He also didn’t believe in ghosts, coincidences, or curses, (Doctor Who; Fire and Brimstone; The Stones of Venice) deemed “class war[s]” to be “stupid”, (Descendance) was firm believer in manners, (The Dying Days) thought that “pride and stupidity [were] indistinguishable”, (The Bodysnatchers) tried to keep an open mind, (The Glorious Dead) didn’t view himself as a family man, (Other Lives) claimed to hold a distain for clairvoyants (Uroboros) and an admiration for “enquiring mind[s]”, (The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack) and hated being “cooped up in one place for so long”, (Unnatural History) such as when being locked up. (EarthWorld) Towards the end of his life, he began to think that everything happened for a reason. (The Traitor)

He considered eight to be his “lucky number” (The Glorious Dead) due to it becoming an infinity symbol when turned. (The Knight, The Fool and the Dead)

The Doctor”wouldn’t have minded being a bus conductor”, (The Scarlet Empress) and, when looking up at the sky, saw rocket trails and animal shapes in the clouds. (Frontier Worlds) His lucky stars were a couple of red dwarves in Pavo. (To the Slaughter) He prided himself on “being able to find a quick fix, [and] an easy solution to any problem”, and would fall into despair when he couldn’t help someone. (The Way of All Flesh) The Doctor revelled in arriving on new worlds, thinking them as “fresh blank pages” that became his “stage”. (Steps)

Like his previous incarnations, the Eighth Doctor stood against wanton violence, (The Novel of the Film) and was insistent on solving solutions in a peaceful manner, (The Dying Days, Revolution Man; Endgame) but knew that that would not be an option all the time, and was not above resulting to violence when needed, even attacking Kroton with lethal intend before he knew he was a sentient Cyberman, (The Company of Thieves) and massacring some Torajenn during their attack on Coyoacan. (The Way of All Flesh) He killed a pairof vampires, commentating on how melodramatic it was, aware that he couldn’t try anything less fatal due to the vampires’ strength and healing abilities. However, Romana noted the regret in his eyes, (The Eight Doctors) and the Doctor later remarked that he killed them due to “[not knowing himself] well enough at the time” to know different. (Vampire Science)

He later talked Anton la Serre into death for his part in the deaths on the Dreamstone Moon, (Dreamstone Moon) and killed Ed Hill with a gun to prevent the imminent destruction of the Earth, and in part to save Fitz Kreiner from having to bear the responsibility of killing him. (Revolution Man) When his memories were gone, he pushed murderer Roger Nepath to his death without remorse, even though Nepath was pleading for his life, (The Burning) allowed a guard to be shot in his place, telepathically convinced his interrogator’s heart to stop beating, (Father Time) and killed Hilary Pink to save him from possession. (Eater of Wasps) He didn’t complain when he thought someone being attacked deserved the retribution, (The Final Chapter) or hold any qualms about destroying a non-living entity. (The Road to Hell)

In touch with his feminine side, The Doctor was sometimes called a “ponce, ” (The Turing Test; Blood of the Daleks) or a “po of” on one occasion, (Timeless) and had a maternal urge to see to it that everyone around him was well-fed, even carrying food around in his pockets to give to his companions on a moment’s notice. (The Year of Intelligent Tigers) He often got teary-eyed around his adopted daughter, Miranda Dawkins. (Father Time)

The Doctor’s mental health was somewhat questionable; while he usually acted like an eccentric gentleman, he also had moments of certifiable insanity, with him describing himself as an “ethnomethodologist”, (The Scarlet Empress) and Compassion noting that he was “prone to flights of fancy”. (Frontier Worlds) while he dismissed Julya’s question of his madness as him being “very, very clever”, (The Janus Conjunction) he believed he “must be insane” when asked by Anji Kapoor, (Eater of Wasps) and Fitz Kreiner worried that The Doctor was aware of his breakdowns, just unconcerned by them. Both The Doctor and Fitz shared a worrying moment when they realised The Doctor seemed to be “unbalanced” to the point of schizophrenia. (The Slow Empire)

He was not against theft if he saw it in his power to return what he stole, (The Novel of the Film) but would avoid stealing if he thought it would cause more trouble than it would solve. (Dominion)

Though it was thought[who?] that he was trying to distract himself from its sudden loss, (Coldheart) The Doctor allowed himself to become a darker and angrier person with the loss of his TARDIS in the dimensional barrier between Earth and Avalon, and his then reliance on Compassion as a means of travel, (The Shadows of Avalon) with Fitz noting The Doctor’s tendency to throw himself into others’ problems to avoid facing his own. (The Space Age)

During his time stranded on Earth following Gallifrey’s destruction, The Doctor fell into a deep state of depression due to his failure to get off the planet, (Endgame) and often dreamt of his TARDIS, (Father Time) though he reacted with terror when offered the chance to have his memories restored. (Endgame) Throughout his time on Earth, The Doctor was unable to feel “at home”, knowing that he didn’t belong on the planet. (Fear Itself) Once he adopted Miranda Dawkins, he decided to improve his situation in order to be able to provide for her, such as working as a business consultant and taking up beekeeping. (Father Time) The Doctor would later realise his behaviour during this period of his life was similar to the symptoms of Albrecht’s Ennui, (The Book of the Still) and would come to look back on his time stranded with fondness, (The Deadstone Memorial) but did not wish to be stranded a second time. (History 101) Once he was able to travel off Earth, The Doctor was keen to encounter “monsters” again. (Vanishing Point)

After being able to leave Earth in his TARDIS, The Doctor became more open to violent acts, (Eater of Wasps, Mad Dogs and Englishmen) and would have brief periodic spells of frailty. (Grimm Reality) He felt he no longer had the right to interfere in the affairs of the Universe due to him no longer having the authority of a Time Lord. Seeing it as the only way for him to continue righting wrongs, The Doctor decided to become “Earth’s Champion” and planned to marry Juliette Vierge in a symbolic ceremony in which he would root himself on Earth, until Juliette was lured away by Sabbath. (The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)

After the loss of his second heart to Sabbath, The Doctor became an even more darker, though more humane person. (Hope, Anachrophobia, History 101, Camera Obscura) He felt weakeron his feet, worried about his lifespan shortening, (Hope) felt greater frailty, (Anachrophobia) had chest pains when in close proximity to his severed heart, (Anachrophobia, History 101) and panic attacks brought on by the single pulse in his body, but The Doctor felt that the “hollow absence” was the worst of the side effects. (Camera Obscura) He thought that losing his heart to Sabbath was his “biggest regret”. (Anachrophobia) Though he eventually regrew a second heart after Sabbath removed the original from himself, (Camera Obscura, Time Zero) Fitz noticed that its long absence had left a change in The Doctor. (Reckless Engineering)

After the death of his adopted daughter, Miranda Dawkins, (Sometime Never…) The Doctor became angry at anything that reminded him of her, (Halflife) but ultimately chose to move on for the sake of his adopted granddaughter, Zezanne. (The Gallifrey Chronicles)

Though he vowed that he would never travel alone again as he did not want to forget how precious life was after seeing his predecessor’s manipulative nature with disdain, (The Resurrection of Mars) after the deaths of his great-grandson, Alex Campbell, and his companions, Tamsin Drew and Lucie Miller, at the hands of the Daleks, The Doctor decided to travel on his own to limit the deaths that came in his wake. (To the Death) Lucie’s death left The Doctor in such a state that he went to the end of the universe just to see what would happen. However, he started having hope again after meeting Molly O’Sullivan, (The Great War) not wanting her killing herself to stop the Daleks plan because he didn’t want to lose anyone else to the Daleks, (X of the Daleks) though he did get annoyed when he found Molly squatting in his house. (The White Room) Even after he had been joined by Liv Chenka in his travels, (Time’s Horizon) The Doctor greatly missed Molly when Narvin forced them apart. (A Life in the Day)

Towards the end of his life, The Doctor began to reminisce about his adventures with previous companions. (The End; Mary’s Story) He also developed an extreme distaste for war, (Music of the Spherions) with River Song claiming that the outbreak of the Last Great Time War brought down his optimisum and robbed him of the joy in his travels. (Lies in Ruins)

The Eighth Doctor remembered his first incarnation as a “fierce old man”, his second incarnation as a “gentle little fellow who had sacrificed his own freedom so that others might be free”, his third incarnation as an “elegant dandy struggling bitterly against the chains of his exile but unable to resist defending the planet that had become his prison”, and his fourth incarnation as a “casual bohemian” who “dared to take on the evil that stalk[ed] the dark”. (The Eight Doctors)

The Eighth Doctor had no love for his third incarnation, describing him to Josie Day as having “no appreciation of art, ” and that he “spent all his time taking things apart and leaving bits lying about, ” concluding that Josie wouldn’t like him. (The Pictures of Josephine Day) However, he had a fondness for the Fourth Doctor, sharing a lot of his tastes in common, and the two got along easily, (The Light at the End) though he did not enjoy the idea of seeing his fourth incarnation when George Litefoot brought it up. (The Bodysnatchers) Also, while he found the Sixth Doctorobnoxious and embarrassing, he had a great deal of respect for him. (The Light at the End)

He viewed his seventh incarnation as “terrible old duffer who wouldn’t tell [anyone] what was going on, would shout [at] [someone] as soon as look at [them], would expect [his companions] to be quiet and do what [he] said, and be there to untie [him] in cellars and scream out when [they] saw danger heading [their] way”. (The Scarlet Empress) He also distastefully looked at his immediate predecessor as being “a man with The Master plan” working for the “greater good” under the belief of the ends justifying the means, unfavourably comparing him to The Monk in that regard. (The Resurrection of Mars)

When meeting his ninth, tenth and twelfth incarnations, the Eighth Doctor was pleased to see them acting “as childish as ever.” (The Lost Dimension)

The Doctor had “intrinsic faith” in his friends, (The Blue Angel) and took their wellbeing as his primary concern, (Perceptions) almost giving the TARDIS to the Cybermen to protect Stacy Townsend, (Dreadnought) helping Izzy adjust to Destrii’s body, (Beautiful Freak) giving up the powerof the Time Vortex the second he noticed Destrii needed his help to escape an exploding Cyber-ship, (The Flood) and stealing The Master’s TARDIS to save Liv Chenka and Molly O’Sullivan from the Dalek Time Controller at a Dalek retreat on the Eye of Orion. (Eye of Darkness) Not wanting to repeat the mistakes of the Seventh Doctor, the Eighth Doctor did not order his companions around. (Interference: The Hourof the Geek)

The Doctor still felt regret for giving Katarina hope after taking her away from her home, only for her to be killed shortly afterwards. (The Last) He also regretted his fourth incarnation’s hesitation to avert the creation of the Daleks, and was adamant not to repeat the mistake with Martez’s Mutant Daleks. (Blood of the Daleks)

Viewing them as “the worst thing [one] [could] possibly imagine, ” The Doctor saw The Daleks as “cold, ruthless killers”, (Fire and Brimstone) believing that they “[had] no interest in anything but conquest and war, ” with “art, decoration, poetry, music all [being] irrelevant to them.” He also had no qualms with killing Daleks with high frequency shock waves. (War of the Daleks) His hatred of the Daleks escalated after they started to pursue him and Molly O’Sullivan through time, (Fugitives) though he considered a war between The Daleks and the Time Lords to be a ridiculous thought. (Tangled Web) However, when he thought that the Eminence was a greater threat to the universe, he decided to ally himself with The Dalek Time Controller. (Eyes of the Master) After their alliance ended, (Time’s Horizon) they resumed their animosity to each other, with The Doctor being particularly angry with the Time Controller’s plans to make a New Dalek Paradigm from the artists of Montmartre. (The Monster of Montmartre) During the Kotturuh crisis The Doctor reluctantly joined forces with The Dalek Time Squad, (The Enemy of My Enemy) but soon came to regret it upon witnessing the carnage they caused in the Dark Times. The Doctor took a particular glee in arranging the Time Squad’s destruction, taunting them that he was the “Time Lord Victorious” (All Flesh is Grass) and teasing the Scientist whilst it was helpless when he disabled the artificial gravity in its laboratory. (Mutually Assured Destruction)

The TARDIS considered the Eighth Doctor to be “the last of the carefree Doctors”. (What the TARDIS thought of “Time Lord Victorious“) Charley referred to the Eighth Doctor as “an unbelievable, impossible, marvellous man.” (The Fall of the House of Pollard) While Lucie originally took against him, describing him as a “patronising git, ” and a “spineless fish”, (Blood of the Daleks, The Skull of Sobek) she claimed that the Eighth Doctor was “the best bloke [she’d] ever met” mere seconds before her death. (To the Death) The Doctor’s first TARDIS described the Eighth Doctor as “the idealist”. (Prisoners of Fate) While Iris Wildthyme called him a “dilettante fop”, Jo Grant though the Eighth Doctor was “very dashing”. (The Elixir of Doom) Destrii described the Eighth Doctor as “quite the package” due to him possessing “brains, buns and barrel-loads of bravado”. (Ophidius)

Jacob Hynes believed that, “despite his weird nineteenth-century costume, [The Doctor] had the airof a man from the Golden Age”. (Genocide) Upon staring into The Doctor’s eyes, Daniel O’Ryan saw “the alienness of [the] so often warm and human-seeming [Doctor].” (Dreamstone Moon) Sam Jones described The Doctor as a “hero” who “never does anything wrong”. (Revolution Man) A Kulan assumed The Doctor to be “some sort of congenital idiot”. (Escape Velocity) When he had a tarot card reading, the Eighth Doctor was identified as “the Magician”. (The City of the Dead)

By his own admittance, The Doctor”mustn’t” think about death, (Longest Day) and wished to die alone. (Scherzo) Unafraid to die due to having “died many times before”, The Doctor could think of no better epitaph than to have inspired others to hold back death and go forward in all their beliefs. (The Dying Days) When faced with execution, The Doctor confided in Izzy that one of his few regrets was being unable to show her more of the universe’s wonders. (By Hook or By Crook) When he though he felt a regeneration coming, he likened the feeling to “a caterpillar wrapping itself in a chrysalis”. (Fear Itself)

When the Eighth Doctor met his demise, he had been thoroughly broken by the breakout of the Time War, to the point that he decided to remain onboard a crashing spaceship, pleading with Cass Fermazzi to put aside her hatred of the Time Lords for him to save her. This ultimately ended in failure, and the Doctor died in the crash, having lost the will to regenerate until the Sisterhood of Karn temporarily restored him to life. Though he continued to refuse joining the Time War, seeing Cass’ lifeless body caused The Doctor to finally lose all hope, claim the deceased Cass’ bandolier and abandon the title of “Doctor” with extreme disparity after being coaxed by Ohila to embrace his regeneration into a warrior, expressing bitter delight when informed the change would hurt. (The Night of the Doctor) Thinking back to times he was not alone to comfort himself, (Day of the Doctor) The Doctor saluted his past companions, and apologised to Cass, before drinking the Elixir. (The Night of the Doctor)

In an account where he fought to the very end of the Time War, The Doctor was driven to destroy the Time Lords and the Daleks with the Moment, and feared he had “fixed” his existence by using the Moment, though was content to permanently die. As he found comfort in being in his “home” in the TARDIS, The Doctor found that the Restoration had reset his life-cycle, enabling him to regenerate. While he first thought that “last words [were] useless”, as he began to regenerate, The Doctor spoke his final words aloud. (Doctor Who and the Time War)


The Eighth Doctor made a habit of randomly kissing or getting kissed by others, such as with Grace Holloway, (Doctor Who; The Fallen) Bernice Summerfield, (The Dying Days) Sam Jones, (Longest Day, Seeing I) Fitz Kreiner, (Dominion) Destrii, (Uroboros, Sins of the Fathers) The Master-Maid, (Grimm Reality) and Charlotte Pollard. (Scherzo) He also kissed Anji Kapoor when she and him were possessed by the spirits of Hanstrum and Elizabethan. (EarthWorld) Much to Charley’s annoyance, The Doctor himself had a penchant for platonically kissing people on the lips when excited. (Enemy Aliens)

Because he was a Time Lord, (The Queen of Eros) The Doctoroccasional had “flashes” of people’s future, (Dominion, The Shadows of Avalon) and made a habit of giving people hints about their future, while not expressing outright the nature of that future, (Doctor Who; The Bodysnatchers, Option Lock, Placebo Effect, Timeless; The Stones of Venice) though he dropped this habit after Grace Holloway called him out on being cryptic about her future. (The Fallen) He could also see into someone’s past, at least in the case of Guy Adams. (Timeless)

He would often utter, “blazes”, when annoyed or surprised. (The Fallen, The Company of Thieves, The Glorious Dead, Ophidius, Beautiful Freak, The Land of Happy Endings) He was also known to say “good grief”. (War of the Daleks, Interference: Shock Tactic, The Adventuress of Henrietta Street; The Glorious Dead, The Way of All Flesh, Uroboros)

He also had a tendency to repeat himself when he was trying to make a point, rethinking his plans, (The TV Movie) in pain, (Descendance) reassure his friends, (A Life of Matter and Death) when he got excited, when questioning a situation, when annoyed, (Vampire Science) standing in defiance of an adversary, (Tooth and Claw) re-evaluating his current predicament, having an epiphany, (The Final Chapter) when trying to get someone to avoid a course of action, (Seeing I) when apologising, (The Janus Conjunction) when amused, when trying to get someone to focus, (The Taint) to help him recall a name, (The Blue Angel) in a state of panic, (The Glorious Dead) when he was trying to agree with a statement, (Escape Velocity) in observation, (Ophidius) or in a moment of excitement. (Oblivion)

He would raise his voice when scared, overjoyed, stressed, angered, (The TV Movie) outraged, (The Dying Days) defiant, (Tooth and Claw) in disagreement, (Children of the Revolution) giving a warning to a large crowd, (The Flood) and after he was interrupted. (The Taking of Planet 5) When taking authority over someone, The Doctor’s voice would turn “icy”. (The Eight Doctors) He would often lean towards making a sarcastic quip, especially when in the company of Lucie Miller, leading her to nickname him “Sarcasmo”. (The Vengeance of Morbius)

He would sing or hum to himself when travelling to a location, or to simply relax himself. (Vampire Science, The Bodysnatchers, Longest Day, The Scarlet Empress, The Janus Conjunction, The Fall of Yquatine, Coldheart; The Great War, Tangled Web)

Like many of his predecessors, The Doctor would often flick the long tails of his frock coat back and stand with his hands in his pockets, (Doctor Who; Ascendance, Perceptions, Endgame, Fire and Brimstone, By Hook or By Crook, Tooth and Claw, The Final Chapter, The Fallen, The Road to Hell, TV Action!, The Glorious Dead, The Autonomy Bug, Ophidius, Beautiful Freak, Uroboros, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, Bad Blood, Sins of the Fathers, The Flood, The Body Politic; Seasons of Fear) or stand with his arms crossed behind his back. (Endgame, The Keep, Tooth and Claw, The Road to Hell, The Company of Thieves) Like his first incarnation, the Eight Doctor was known to grasp the lapels of his frock coats. (Ascendance, Coda, Endgame, Wormwood, The Fallen, The Body Politic; The Dying Days, Beltempest, Interference: Shock Tactic)

Like his fourth incarnation, the Eighth Doctor could be pedantic at times, focusing on a minor annoyance when under a greater threat, (Doctor Who; Dominion, The Taking of Planet 5; TV Action!, Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game, The Power of Thoueris!, Briarwood) making a quip in the face of danger, (Doctor Who; The Dying Days; Endgame) or cracking jokes that unnerved those around him. (Seeing I, Parallel 59) Also like the Fourth Doctor, the Eighth Doctor was known to clutter his pockets with random objects. (The Dying Days, Alien Bodies, Kursaal, The Janus Conjunction, Coldheart, Dark Progeny, The City of the Dead, Hope, The Tomorrow Windows; Something Inside, The Girl Who Never Was)

The Doctor could be literal minded at times, (The TV Movie) and would often explain or answer a rhetorical question asked to him. (The Dying Days, The Taint)

The Eighth Doctor regularly suffered with bouts of memory loss, either brought on by trauma, (Doctor Who; Minuet in Hell, The Girl Who Never Was, Orbis) forced on him by another, (The Eight Doctors; Terror Firma, something Inside, Masterof the Daleks, One Life, In the Garden of Death, Darkness and Light) self-inflicted, (The Ancestor Cell, The Gallifrey Chronicles) or brought on by natural circumstances. (Lost Property)


The Eighth Doctor had a talent in pick-pocketing, (Doctor Who; Legacy of the Daleks, The Scarlet Empress; The Company of Thieves, The Way of All Flesh, The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack; Other Lives) and claimed his skills were “well-honed” enough for him to know a fake jostle on contact. (The Flood) He was also skilled at transmigration, (Vampire Science, The Bodysnatchers, Demontage, Frontier Worlds, EarthWorld) lock picking, (Unnatural History, The Crooked World) and hacking and code-breaking. (Seeing I, Endgame, Wild Animals)

Like his predecessor’s manipulative streak, the Eighth Doctor could convince others to follow his train of thought, such as convincing the Celestis that the Relic was a temporal paradox, (Alien Bodies) haggling for a lower price of a dying begonia, (The Taint) and tricking the Eminence into destroying itself. (Rule of the Eminence) He was also still skilled at chess, (Father Time) but substituted his old self’s planning and foreword thinking with his great improvisation skills, (Vampire Science, Legacy of the Daleks; Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game) being able to asses a situation and calculate a way around it with relative ease. (The Dying Days)

while he mostly abandoned his predecessor’s manipulative tendencies, (The Resurrection of Mars) The Doctor possessed the cunning to lead his foes into a battlefield of his choosing, tricking the Threshold into lowering their guard by letting them think he had regenerated by switching places with Shayde, (Wormwood) turning Andrelina Hast off’s minions against each other with a few choice words, (The Autonomy Bug) and stalling his execution by the Ophidians so a servicer drone he had left in the anti-gravity regulator could disable their ship, allowing him to escape. (Ophidius)

While fighting wasn’t his “forte”, (Worldwide Web) the Eighth Doctor was both a highly proficient swordsman and skilled in the art of Venusian aikido, (The Glorious Dead) even using it on instinct when an amnesiac. (The Burning, Endgame, Grimm Reality, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, The Book of the Still, The Gallifrey Chronicles) He was also able to restrain Homunculette with his finger, (Alien Bodies) jump-kick an armoured guard through a broken window, (Parallel 59) swordfight The Master across the omniverse at equal strength, (The Glorious Dead) quickly overpower Destrii with Venusian aikido, (Oblivion) and knock out North with a single jab to the face. (The Flood) However, when he used Venusian aikido on C’rizz, he injured himself due to being “out of practice.” (Faith Stealer)

He was also stronger than the average human, (Endgame) being able to punch his way out of a morgue, (The TV Movie) knock out two Zygons barehanded with ease, (The Bodysnatchers) throwing Axel out of a vehicle, (Endgame) and lift a heavy lectern with ease. (Sometime Never…) He once boasted the ability to “break a human in two”. (Demontage) He could also dress himself in record time. (The Janus Conjunction, Unnatural History)

He could read minds if he wanted to, (The Book of the Still) being able to use post-hypnotic suggestion to calm Carolyn McConnell into sleeping, (Vampire Science) render Rifaat unconscious with a touch, (Seeing I) make telepathic contact with the Proximan group mind, (The Face-Eater) and put Johann in a hypnotic trance, (Dominion) but preferred to read expressions and body language to save time. (The Book of the Still) Under “exceptional circumstances”, The Doctor’s brain could communicate via reduced-frequency alpha waves, (The Janus Conjunction) and he could perform hypnosis, (Faith Stealer) being able to use a Red Indian hypnosis trick to stop Fitz feeling the pain of a broken wrist. (The Deadstone Memorial) When subjected to a mind probe, The Doctor could use the procedure to read his interrogator’s thoughts and memories. (Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game, The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack) The Doctor also had the ability to enter another being’s mind, but his morality prevented him from doing so. (Caerdroia)

Possessing a liking for travel machines of all kinds, (Eater of Wasps) The Doctor showed great proficiency at commandeering transport, being able to drive a police motorcycle (The TV Movie) and a regular motorcycle, (Revolution Man) singlehandedly pilot a Lockheed F-40 Stealth helicopter (The Fallen) drive a jeep, pilot an L5 plane, (Autumn Mist) steal a space shuttle, (Father Time) drive a motorbike with a sidecar, (EarthWorld) drive a tractor, (Eater of Wasps) fly a Mobox flyer, (Uroboros) pilot a lifeboat, (Rip Tide) commandeer a bus, (Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game) and pilot and land an Overseer craft with no prior experience. (The Body Politic) He could also ride a horse and a dragon unaided. (The Shadows of Avalon; Bad Blood)

The Doctor was able to devise a cure for radiation sickness by studying the biology of a dead spider, (The Janus Conjunction) perform an autopsy, (Eater of Wasps) knew the Heimlich manoeuvre, and could perform dentistry. (Grimm Reality)

The Doctor could see in the dark better than humans, (Vampire Science) tell the difference between human and Gallifreyan blood by smell, (Legacy of the Daleks) detect subtle toxins, (Vanderdeken’s Children) smell pollutants in Earth’s atmosphere, (Dominion) see a force shield that was invisible to human eyes, (The Year of Intelligent Tigers) and identify human blood types by taste. (Absolution)

The Eighth Doctor could play the piano, (Casualties of War) the violin, harpsichord, flute, transverse cello, harp, banjo, theremin, and wobbleboard, and, while he could play anything composed by somebody else, he was unable to improvise music. (The Year of Intelligent Tigers) He could also sing opera. (Vampire Science, The Scarlet Empress)

The Doctor was also an accomplished chef, making cocoa for Bernice and the Brigadier, (The Dying Days) cooking an English breakfast on board Iris Wildthyme’ bus, (The Scarlet Empress) stress-baking a Lady Baltimore cake with “very complicated icing”, (Camera Obscura) making a massive picnic for his friends, holding several dinner parties in his flat on Hitchemus, (The Year of Intelligent Tigers) and cooked baked salmon with a classic English parsley sauce for the McKeown family. (The Deadstone Memorial)

The Doctor could sing in Italian, and sing the Venusian lullaby, (Vampire Science, Longest Day) speak Esperanto, (Legacy of the Daleks) Martian, (Father Time) and Russian, (The Natural History of Fear) and sign in the language of the Delphon. (Beltempest) He also claimed to be skilled in speaking the “local patter.” (Invaders from Mars)

The Doctor could deduce his location by studying his surroundings, (Mary’s Story) and how fast a space ship was travelling by feeling its vibrations. (Sword of Orion) He noticed that his current body healed faster than his previous one. (Scaredy Cat)

Being a Time Lord, The Doctor could will his respiration, heartbeat, brain activity, lindal gland, and reflex response systems to shut down, though he would require a few days to fully recover to full strength afterwards. (The Dying Days) He could also sense fissures in time, (Benny’s Story) and will his hearts (Death in Blackpool) and even half of his body to shut down. (Nevermore)

While initially he couldn’t dance, (Eater of Wasps) The Doctor was fast and strong enough to break a man’s ribs before he could react with a few punches, (Endgame) and could use a gun to shoot his opponents’ bullets out of the air. (Grimm Reality, Trading Futures) He later learnt to dance. (The Book of the Still)

He could imitate others’ voices, (Dominion, Father Time) juggle, (EarthWorld) escape handcuffs with ease, (Trading Futures) and stitch up his clothing. (Fallen Gods)

The Doctor had an eidetic memory, (Father Time) and was able to remember all the Liverpool F.C. strikers and goals from 1964-1965 and 2013-2014, (The Next Life) as well as the inspirational fifth victory of European Cup by Liverpool’s football club in 2005. (Something Inside)


According to Grace Holloway, the Eighth Doctor looked like a man in his mid-thirties. (The Novel of the Film) Bernice Summerfield thought “his long face was angular, with a jutting chin and aristocratic nose, but it was s oftened by a mass of dark brown hair that swept back down all the way from his high forehead to his broad shoulders”. (The Dying Days) He weighed approximately 180 pounds, (The TV Movie) and was ambidextrous. (The Turing Test) It was claimed that he smelled of “sandalwood”, (Dominion) “old exitronic circuitry”, (The Taking of Planet 5) and honey. (Seasons of Fear)

The Doctor had blue eyes after he regenerated. (The TV Movie) However, due to Faction Paradox interfering with The Doctor’s biodata, his eye colour was changed to green, (Alien Bodies) before reverting to blue after the majority of Faction Paradox was erased from the timeline. (The Ancestor Cell) During his travels with Mary Shelley, his eyes were ice blue, the left eye being slightly darker than the right. (The Silver Turk) When asked about where he came from, The Doctor’s eye colour would change between grey and blue, (Mad Dogs and Englishmen) and they sometimes appeared as brown. (A Matterof Life and Death) When discussing it, Adrienne Kramer and Carolyn McConnell were unable to agree on what colour The Doctor’s eye were. (Vampire Science)

He once wore blue eye-shadow, (Growing Higher) and had a tattoo of a man transforming into a jaguar. (The City of the Dead)

As the Time War reached its height, The Doctor’s face showed prominent crow’s feet and some wrinkling as a result of his fatigue. (The Night of the Doctor)

Carolyn McConnell described the Eighth Doctor as “tall, dark, [and] handsome”. (Vampire Science) Coldicott, in comparisons to his other incarnations, described the Eighth Doctor as “the Young Edwardian version”. (Interference: Shock Tactic) Constance Clarke thought the Eighth Doctor was attractive. (The End of the Beginning)

The First Doctor described his eighth incarnation as the “younger, handsome one, with hair dangling to his shoulders”. (Five Card Draw)


The Doctor had long, wavy hair after his regeneration, (The TV Movie) but, after falling in the ocean at Dunkirk, he had his wavy hair cut short. (Fugitives) He grew it out so that he again had curls. (The Eleven, The Gift)

Towards the end of his life, The Doctor’s hair started to go grey, (Father Time, Not in My Back Yard, DS Al Fine) and, after cutting his hair again, (Natural Regression) he had regained enough length to form messy curls drooping over his forehead. (The Night of the Doctor)

He grew a beard shortly before his wedding to Scarlette, (The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) but soon shaved it. (Hope)


After walking around with a white sheet following his regeneration, The Doctor stole a Wild Bill Hickok costume from Ted’s locker at Walker General Hospital. Though he discarded the cap and gunbelt, he kept the forest green velvet frock coat, white dress shirt with a wingtip collar, loden green high-waist trousers, floppy battleship grey cravat with a bronze pin, and double breasted waistcoat of silver paisley-brocade with 10 brass buttons and a golden fob watch. After walking around the hospital barefoot, he was given a pairof black ankle-high dress shoes by Grace Holloway that originally belonged to her ex-boyfriend, Brian. (The TV Movie) He also took to wearing question mark-fashioned boxer shorts, (Seeing I; The Glorious Dead) and would occasionally dump the cravat and leave his top buttons undone. (Uroboros, Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game, The Land of Happy Endings) The Doctor had replacement jackets, (The Bodysnatchers) made for him by a tailoron Savile Row in 1892. (Genocide, Seeing I)

The Doctor varied the colour scheme of his costume, such as wearing a navy blue frock coat, a violet waistcoat, an indigo cravat, mauve trousers, (Dreadnought) a plum purple cravat, (Descendance) a summer yellow cravat, an olive green frock coat, a cream waistcoat, (Ophidius) a forest green frock coat, (Storm Warning) a gold cravat, a bijon yellow waistcoat, (The Stones of Venice) an emerald cravat, a bracken green waistcoat, (Caerdroia) sapphire blue trousers, (Time Works) and fern green trousers. (Absolution)

Immediately following the War in Heaven, The Doctor began to wear a shirt and trousers, but felt that they did not suit him, and soon changed back into his original clothes. (The Burning)

After ruining his clothes during World War I, The Doctor began wearing an alabaster t-shirt under a royal blue leather peacoat with anchor symbols on three golden buttons, navy blue jeans and sandy-brown trainers. He also took to carrying a gingerbread brown messenger bag, wearing the single strap over his left (Fugitives) or right shoulder. (The Eleven)

During his travels with Fitz and Trix, (We Can’t Stop What’s Coming) The Doctor took on anotheroutfit that echoed his original look, though much more rugged and unkept, (The Night of the Doctor) with the War Doctor describing the look as being “swashbuckling”. (The Day of the Doctor) The look consisted of a moleskin overcoat coloured in either bottle green (The Night of the Doctor) or Prussian blue, (He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not) with a waistcoat done in mustard yellow velvet (The Pictures of Josephine Day) or bronze paisley-brocade with a fob watch. (The Night of the Doctor) In place of a cravat, he wore an ascot tie of dupioni done in flaxen yellow, (The Pictures of Josephine Day) eggplant purple, (A Matterof Life and Death) dark teal, (The Lost Dimension) or midnight blue. (The Night of the Doctor) He left the points of the shirt’s collar drooped across his shoulders as he left it open-necked and wore the ascot crookedly on his own naked neck. He also sported wrinkled tan trousers haphazardly secured by a slouching belt only buckled by an S-link chain, with a pairof caramel brown British Army Calvary boots with a set of matching leather gaiters strapped across his shins, all of which were loosely laced and knotted improperly. (The Night of the Doctor) After a period of wearing his Wild Bill Hickok costume, (Ghost of Christmas Past) The Doctor continued to wear this outfit throughout the Time War and to the end of his life, the clothes growing battered and frayed from action and abuse. (The Night of the Doctor)
Other clothes

When bathing, The Doctor would wear a baggy, all-in-one, stripy outfit. (Kursaal)

While in India, The Doctor wore a grey homburg cap with scarlet trousers, stout boots and a linen jacket. (The Eye of the Tyger) While visiting a village on the Cornish coast in 2003, he dressed in a loose cotton shirt and trousers, with a floppy white sun-hat, but later changed into a white shirt and jeans. (Rip Tide)

In New Orleans, he wore a dark shirt and trousers with a dove grey coat made out of an alien synthetic, (The City of the Dead) and changed into a dark red coat and shorts whilst in Barcelona. (History 101)

While forcibly recruited by Kim Philby in 1951 during his amnesic “exile”, The Doctor wore an old brown corduroy suit, but soon changed into a brown checked sports jacket, grey flannel trousers and an old cloth cap, before again changing into a dark suit, white shirt and tie, with a bowler hat and an umbrella. (Endgame)

He also owned a black velvet coat (Vanishing Point) that he won in a bet with a member of Faction Paradox. (The Book of the War) He wore this coat with a green waistcoat and boots in Marpling in 1933. (Eater of Wasps) After having his clothes ruined in the Slow Empire, The Doctor put on a dark suit and a greatcoat. (The Slow Empire)

When The Doctor first arrived on Hitchemus, he wore a dark brown frock coat with metallic green highlights, buff flannel trousers, low-heeled boots and a grey silk cravat. He later wore a loose white shirt over hemp trousers and a black waistcoat embroidered with orange designs. (The Year of Intelligent Tigers)

During his holidays, The Doctor wore long shorts and a straw cap in Egypt, (The Power of Thoueris!) a black tie and top cap with his blue coat and yellow-grey double-breasted waistcoat in Victorian London, (The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack) and a black leather trenchcoat, a cream neckerchief, with a stetson cap, boots and gloves in America. (Bad Blood)

While infiltrating Hulbert Logistics as a new member of the board, The Doctor wore a blue suit he found in a wardrobe. (Human Resources)


Occasionally, The Doctor wore a top hat, (The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack; Other Lives) and, along with Fitz, once wore wide-brimmed hats. (Camera Obscura)

When intending to travel to Egypt, The Doctor wore a fez so he could fit in with the locals. (Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game)



During the early hours of his life, The Doctor remarked that he was half-human on his mother’s side. (The TV Movie) He would later affirm this statement several times. (Alien Bodies, The Infinity Doctors, Unnatural History, The Shadows of Avalon, Grimm Reality) Since his past was being rewritten by Faction Paradox, Rassilon, the enemy, or all three, (Unnatural History) he had memories of both being loomed and having parents. (The Shadows of Avalon, Autumn Mist) Patriarchal psychic river jellyfish-like creatures on the planet Hyspero once told him that he only thought he had a human mother, but he was really loomed. (The Scarlet Empress) Later, it was suggested The Doctor subconsciously made himself half-human in order to better experience life and reject the Seventh Doctor’s role as Time’s Champion. (The Blue Angel) Changes made to his biodata such as this would have rewritten his history (Unnatural History)

According to another source, the Eighth Doctor once claimed to Chantir that he had used a Chameleon Arch to trick The Master into believing he was half-human. (The Forgotten)

Flavia mentioned the Eighth Doctor’s heritage from “his mother’s side” in her book Tales from the Matrix – True Stories from TARDIS Logs Retold for Time Tots. (Apocrypha Bipedium)


For a while, he used the sonic screwdriverof his predecessor, but later transitioned to a screwdriver with a wooden handle and a flashbulb-shaped diode that he claimed could do more than the previous model. (The TV Movie, The Great War) However, by the end of his life, The Doctor no longer used his upgraded wooden sonic screwdriver and was once again utilising a simpler-looking screwdriver resembling his earlierones. (The Night of the Doctor)


Although the eighth incarnation has only appeared onscreen thrice so far, he has appeared in more stories than any other Doctor as of 2018. This was due to the fact that he was the de facto “current Doctor” from 1996 to 2005, and naturally became the focus of attention in all non-televised media, including:

a nine-year tenure as the starof the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip
an eight-year 73-book novel series
regular releases from Big Finish Productions, beginning in 2001

Indeed, the Big Finish situation was particularly favourable to McGann, as their license with the British Broadcasting Corporation did not allow them to use any incarnations of the Doctor who originated from BBC Wales series. Consequently, McGann was their “current” Doctor, even as late as 2015. They therefore made him effectively the “first amongst equals, ” making his adventures ongoing and eventually giving him his own series. Unlike the other Doctors, most of his Big Finish releases were deliberately organised into “seasons” and his annual output was typically greater than that afforded to the others. Effectively, he has so far had four series of narratively-connected seasons — one featuring Charlotte Pollard and later C’rizz, one with Lucie Miller and later Tamsin Drew, one with Molly O’Sullivan and later Liv Chenka, and one with Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair.

His adventures with Lucie Miller received far greater exposure than any of Big Finish’s prioroutput, due to the fact that they were commissioned by BBC Radio and employed Sheridan Smith, an actor who already had a following from her work in mainstream British comedy. Four series were made in all, with most stories eventually being broadcast on radio and the internet. Given that the web broadcasts were not region locked, they had the potential to reach the most people worldwide of any performed Doctor Who adventures ever made.


The Eighth Doctor’s adventures after the TV movie took place across three different branches of media: The Doctor Who Magazine and Radio Times comic strips; a Virgin New Adventures novel, the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures, a BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel; and the Big Finish audio stories. The continuity between these three separate mediums remains complicated to integrate.

The second BBC Books novel Vampire Science established that The Doctor left his companion, Sam Jones, at a rally. While only a few hours passed for Sam, The Doctor apparently travelled for approximately one year without her. The stories The Dying Days and the Radio Times comic strips were all referenced within the novels as taking place during this gap.

Big Finish Productions’ Eighth Doctor stories, which were published after the start of the EDAs in 2001, initially made subtle references to the continuity of the books, including a reference in Minuet in Hell to a companion named Sam. This approach suddenly changed with Zagreus, which placed the other ranges in alternate universes, only converging with this one on occasion, and later going so far as to make the Minuet reference uncertain by retroactively inserting a new companion called Samson. However, later audios referenced the events of the DWM strips (The Next Life), and another audio, The Zygon Who Fell to Earth, referenced events from the EDAs, with The Doctor speaking of a previous run-in with the Zygons in the 19th century, events which had occurred in the BBC novel The Bodysnatchers. A later Big Finish short story stated that Sam had been edited out of history. (Repercussions…)

In 2009, the audio Mary’s Story (part of the anthology The Company of Friends) offered some detail on the extent of these convergences, depicting a “future” Eighth Doctor directly referring to comic strip and novel companions. Going through a list of his previous companions in chronological order, he places novel companions before audio ones. However, the comic strip companion Destrii was later mentioned separately to the others, still leaving the placement of the comic strips in relation to the EDAs uncertain. In addition the anthology contained the stories Fitz’s Story (which also mentioned but did not feature Anji and Sam Jones) and Izzy’s Story, firmly establishing the books and comics as part of the same continuity as Big Finish’s releases.

EDA companion Fitz Kreiner would be listed by the Eighth Doctor along with Big Finish companions Charley, C’rizz, Lucie, Tamsin, and Molly in the novelisation of the Day of the Doctor.

However, there are many cases where the significant contradictions in the Eighth Doctor’s media were embraced by the continuity of the BBC Books. Throughout their encounters in the novels, Faction Paradox often altered The Doctor’s history, or at the very least his perception of it. Lance Parkin’s The Infinity Doctors, while supposedly set in an alternate universe, featured many important lore connections with the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures, subtly proving Omega’s belief in the novel that contradictions and alternate timelines still coexisted with theiropposites and melded together in a single universe. Kate Orman and Jon Blum’s Unnatural History, a spiritual successor to Parkin’s novel, showed that all of the Doctor’s conflicting origins and adventures exist in differing degrees of temporary priority within strands of his biodata. In Lance Parkin’s The Gallifrey Chronicles, the Time Lord Marnal established that the Eighth Doctor’s life was so tangled due to paradox and temporal manipulations that no one could make sense of it. Many of these stories, intentionally or not, managed to make the concept of the Eighth Doctor’s inherent media contradictions part of his narrative.


Richard Griffiths, who once expressed interest in playing the Fifth Doctor, but turned down due to scheduling conflicts, was the BBC’s top choice to play the Eighth Doctor, had the show continued after 1989. He was later approached for the role of the Eighth Doctor in the TV movie, but was unavailable. Ian Richardson was also a popular choice for the Eighth Doctor, had the show continued after 1989.

In 1988, an actor called David Burton claimed to have been filmed as “the Eighth Doctor” in one company’s own version of the Doctor Who show. The pilot episode was allegedly called Doctor Who and the Monsters of Ness. (DWM 209) According to David Burton, his version of the Doctor was similar to the First Doctor and the show was more of a children’s programme. The pilot episode was sent to the BBC but Burton was never officially confirmed as the new Doctor by the BBC.

In the early 1990s, Verity Lambert was approached by the BBC to revive the series. Lambert wanted Peter Cook to play The Doctor at the time, but she eventually declined involvement.

Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi, [1] the Ninth and Twelfth Doctors respectively, were offered the chance to audition for the role of the Eighth Doctor but both declined. Michael Crawford, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Billy Connolly, Trevor Eve, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay and Jonathan Pryce were all considered for the role of the Eighth Doctor. Lindsay actually auditioned for the role, together with Eddie Murphy, Anthony Head, Tim McInnerny, Tony Slattery, Liam Cunningham, Nathaniel Parker and Mark McGann (Paul’s brother). [additional sources needed] Harry Van Gorkum came close to being cast and met with the approval of Fox and Universal but was vetoed by the BBC.[2]


In the story of Doctor Who: Legacy, the Eighth Doctor joins his other selves and their companions as they travel through time to stop and fix the damage caused by the Sontarans’ attacks throughout history. He feels sorrow as the Eleventh Doctor and Rory Williams make an uneasy return to the Two Streams


Many authors for the BBC Books lent a degree of ambiguous sexuality and gender to the Eighth Doctor in the themes and implications of their writing, adding an element of the character unique to the novels. The Doctor’s relationships with Alan Turing (The Turing Test) and Karl Sadeghi (The Year of Intelligent Tigers) are implied to be deeper than platonic friendships, and many novels imply (but never explicitly state) something deeper in his relationship with Fitz Kreiner. Regarding gender, Jim Mortimore’s Beltempest and Paul Magrs’ The Scarlet Empress both assert that The Doctor was “not a man.” Lawrence Miles’ duology of Interference – Book One and Interference – Book Two showed The Doctor blatantly denying a cisgender male identity.

Memorable Quotes

250 million light years away. That’s a good 10 minutes in this old thing.

The TV Movie



The Seventh regeneration


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