The Companions

First Doctor

Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford)

Species: Time Lord

Place of origin: Gallifrey

"Susan" was the assumed name of a Time Lord who was a granddaughter of the Doctor. At different times in her life she was known as "Susan Foreman", "Susan English" and "Susan Campbell", but she was usually called simply "Susan". Susan travelled for a long length of time with the First Doctor and had several adventures with his eighth self. She also met some of his other incarnations. She lived on Earth during the 1960s, where she attended Coal Hill School. An air of mystery about her brought Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright into the Doctor's TARDIS. She was thus the conduit by which the Doctor began a long history of travelling with humans. Ultimately, her grandfather locked her out of the TARDIS on 22nd century Earth to force her transition to adulthood. 

The Doctor consistently maintained that Susan was his biological granddaughter, or at the very least that it was likely, because he had a family in the sense that humans understood.

The First Doctor and Susan left Gallifrey together in a stolen TARDIS. Their initial trip was the first time the Doctor had ever piloted a TARDIS. He chose to travel through time, rather than just space. Against his better judgment, the Doctor enrolled Susan at Coal Hill School in Shoreditch, where Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright were teachers. Susan took the last name "Foreman" from I.M. Foreman, the name on the gates of the junkyard where the Doctor had hidden his TARDIS. She eagerly sampled the cultural fads of British teenagers. She came to love pop groups such as John Smith and the Common Men.  

This was especially difficult during lessons. There was an obvious imbalance in her knowledge compared with her classmates. She understood advanced physics and chemistry beyond the abilities of her teachers, yet did not know how many shillings made a pound; she thought the United Kingdom was on the decimal system, which only the United States had in 1963 and hadn't yet been introduced to the UK. Ian claimed Susan would gradually tell of her knowledge to ensure she didn't embarrass her teachers.

Susan's individuality may have been more a problem for her teachers than for her. Susan called her five months on Earth "the happiest of (her) life". When Ian and Barbara followed her home one night to find out more of her mysterious home life, they found the TARDIS. The Doctor kidnapped Ian and Barbara and took a reluctant Susan too, travelling to Earth in the Stone Age. The Doctor was taken by Kal, who had seen him produce fire. The others tried to rescue the Doctor, but were taken to the Cave of Skulls. The Old Mother released the Doctor and his companions and they escaped into a nearby forest. Za was injured by an animal when he tried to chase after them. Ian and Barbara took care of Za, but the group were still sent back to the cave. Ian produced fire for the tribe and devised a way of scaring the cavemen by setting the skulls on fire. The group escaped to the TARDIS, which took off again.

When the TARDIS landed on Skaro, the Doctor lied about the fluid link needing mercury, when there was nothing wrong, so he could explore a nearby city. The Daleks imprisoned the Doctor and his companions inside the city, confiscating the fluid link they brought along. Susan helped the Daleks write an agreement for the Thals, but once they arrived, the Daleks ambushed them, killing the Thal leader, Temmosus.

Having escaped, they assisted the Thals in their attack on the Dalek city. The Daleks' power supply was damaged in the attack. The Daleks died and their plans to flood the atmosphere with radiation failed.

With the fluid link retrieved, the Doctor left Skaro for Earth, using the Fast Return Switch. The spring in the switch was damaged, causing it to be stuck. The TARDIS was sent to the beginning of a solar system and everyone was knocked out in the trip. The TARDIS tried warning the crew about the atoms forming around them when they came to, but the Doctor assumed that this was Ian and Barbara's sabotage of the ship. Susan had been affected the worst by what had happened. Once Barbara figured out what was going on, the Doctor fixed the spring, ending the fault.

Still heavily damaged and malfunctioning, the TARDIS found its way to Earth, but did not make it to Ian and Barbara's time, instead landing in the Plain of Pamir in 1289. There, Susan met Marco Polo, who took the TARDIS and its keys on his caravan the breadth of Cathay to hand to Kublai Khan as part of a bargain for his return to Venice. During this time, Susan formed a strong friendship with a young girl named Ping-Cho. Along the way, the Mongol warlord Tegana, also part of Polo's caravan, tried to take the TARDIS for Nogai as part of his plan to assassinate Kublai. In the chaos of Tegana and Polo's duel in Peking, the Doctor and his companions escaped in his repaired TARDIS.

The Doctor landed on an island on Marinus. Arbitan asked them to search for the keys to the reprogrammed Conscience of Marinus to regain control over the Voord, as all of his other followers and family members failed to retrieve them. Arbitan trapped the TARDIS in a forcefield, preventing the Doctor and his companions' escape.

They used Arbitan's travel dials to reach Morphoton. Barbara released Arbitan's daughter, Sabetha, and the rest of the city from the Morpho's mind control, and retrieved the first key. While Ian and Barbara searched for the second key, Susan and Sabetha were trapped inside a mountain cave. Ian, Barbara and Altos rescued them and found the third key deep inside the caverns guarded by Ice Soldiers.

In Millennius Ian was framed for murder. The Doctor stood as defence at Ian's trial, but he was sentenced to death. While Susan was held hostage by Kala, the Doctor learnt from her that one of the conspirators in the murder, the prosector Eyesen, was ready to collect one of the keys. Ian was spared execution. The guards captured Eyesen and the last key was found in the mace that killed Eprin.The Doctor and his companions returned to Arbitan's island, where Arbitan had been murdered. Ian handed the Voord a fake key, which destroyed the Conscience, along with the Voord. They were able to leave in the TARDIS once more.

The Doctor and his companions arrived in an Aztec temple in Mexico. They went through a one-way passage that prevented access to the TARDIS. Barbara posed as the Aztec god Yetaxa, with the others as her servants, to find a way back. For interrupting the First Victim's human sacrifice, Susan was sent to a seminary. Susan was to be punished for denying marriage to the Perfect Victim of the Aztecs' sacrifice and Ian to be executed when he was framed by the High Priest of Sacrifice Tlotoxl for attacking the High Priest of Knowledge Autloc. Autloc's faith in Yetaxa was shattered, and he left for the wilderness. The Doctor, Ian and the Doctor's accidental fiancée Cameca distracted Ian and Susan's guard to escape. They worked on a pulley system to open the doorway back to the TARDIS.

As they departed, the sacrifice of the Perfect Victim continued as planned. In a London devastated by the 22nd century Dalek invasion, Susan fell in love with the freedom fighter David Campbell. The Doctor realised Susan would never leave him of her own free will; she thought him dependent on her. Rather than let her choose to stay with him or with David, he forced her hand and locked her out of the TARDIS, bidding her farewell and saying that one day he would return. Meanwhile she had a place where she could belong, and a home which she confided to David she had never really had.

Susan married and had a family with David Campbell. She actively participated in the rebuilding of Earth after the Dalek invasion.

About twenty years after being left on Earth, Borusa captured Susan with a Time Scoop and placed her with the Doctor in the Death Zone on Gallifrey. She met her grandfather in his fifth incarnation (and, briefly, his second and third incarnations). She accompanied the Doctor back to their time streams. The Ninth Doctor told Rose Tyler, "My entire planet died. My whole family." It is not clear whether he was including Susan in this. During World War II, the Ninth Doctor encountered Dr Constantine, taking care of carriers of the Empty Child plague, who told the Doctor, "Before this war began, I was a father and a grandfather. Now I’m neither. But I’m still a doctor." The Doctor replied, "Yeah. I know the feeling."

Susan loved her grandfather, as he did her. She was fond of 20th century England, so she enrolled in school there. Despite the Doctor's warnings, she still endangered their secrets. Susan was intelligent in terms of technology and historical events, but knew very little about ordinary things like money. Susan was quick to show fear, either by screaming or calling for her grandfather. She quickly befriended Ian and Barbara but did not accept their claims the Doctor had intentionally damaged his own TARDIS.

When the Fast Return Switch was stuck, it was Susan who suffered the worst from its effects. She very nearly killed Barbara and Ian. At first she sided with her grandfather, blaming the teachers for the problems. However, she soon recognised their innocence.

On Marinus, Susan travelled ahead of the others and was frightened by the jungle and the screams that emanated from it. Despite her earlier truthfulness, the others did not take this seriously.

On 22nd century Earth, Susan developed a relationship with David Campbell. The Doctor recognised this and decided it was best to leave her behind so that she could live a normal life. Susan was reluctant, but the Doctor seemed to convince her it was for the best.


Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill)

Species: Human

Place of origin: London

Barbara Wright, later Barbara Chesterton, was one of the earliest companions to travel with the Doctor. Before meeting the First Doctor, Barbara was a history teacher at Coal Hill School in 1960s London.

In 1963, Barbara taught Susan Foreman history at Coal Hill School in Shoreditch, London. She had a particular interest in the Aztecs. The odd gaps in Susan's knowledge and her knowledge of things she could not know intrigued Barbara. Ian and she followed Susan to 76 Totter's Lane, where they learnt that Susan had been kept inside a police box. They forced their way into the massive console room of the Doctor's TARDIS.

Susan's grandfather, the First Doctor, kidnapped Ian and Barbara in the TARDIS, which travelled back in time. The TARDIS landed in Earth's Stone Age. The Doctor was taken by Kal, who had apparently seen him produce fire from his fingers (the Doctor had been lighting his pipe using matches). The others tried to rescue the Doctor, but were taken to the Cave of Skulls. The Old Mother released the Doctor and his companions and they escaped into a nearby forest. Ian and Barbara aided Za's injuries from an animal when he tried to chase after them, but were returned to the cave. Ian produced fire for the tribe and devised a way of scaring the cavemen by setting the skulls on fire. The group escaped to the TARDIS, which took off again.

When the TARDIS landed on Skaro, the Doctor lied about the fluid link needing mercury, when there was nothing wrong, so he could explore a nearby city. The Daleks imprisoned the Doctor and his companions inside the city, confiscating the fluid link they brought along.

Having escaped, they assisted the Thals in their attack on the Dalek city. The Daleks' power supply was damaged in the attack. The Daleks died and their plans to flood the atmosphere with radiation failed.

With the fluid link retrieved, the Doctor left Skaro for Earth, using the Fast Return Switch. The spring in the switch was faulty, causing it to stick. The TARDIS was sent to the beginning of a solar system and everyone was knocked out in the trip. The TARDIS tried warning the crew about the atoms forming around them when they came to, but the Doctor assumed that this was Ian and Barbara's sabotage of the ship. Once Barbara figured out what was going on, the Doctor fixed the spring, ending the fault.

Still heavily damaged and malfunctioning, the TARDIS found its way to Earth, but did not make it to Ian and Barbara's time, instead landing in the Plain of Pamir in 1289. There, Barbara met Marco Polo, who took the TARDIS along with its keys on his caravan across Cathay, to hand it to Kublai Khan as part of a bargain for his return to Venice. Along the way, the Mongol warlord Tegana, also part of Polo's caravan, tried to take the TARDIS for Nogai as part of his plan to assassinate the Khan. In the chaos of Tegana and Polo's duel in Peking, the Doctor and his companions escaped in his repaired TARDIS.

The Doctor landed on an island on Marinus. Arbitan asked them to search for the keys to the reprogrammed Conscience of Marinus to regain control over the Voord, as all of his other followers and family members failed to retrieve them. Arbitan trapped the TARDIS in a forcefield, preventing the Doctor and his companions' escape.

They used Arbitan's travel dials to reach Morphoton. Barbara released Arbitan's daughter, Sabetha and the rest of the city from the Morpho's mind control, and retrieved the first key.

Ian and Barbara found a fake key in the Screaming Jungle and, after enduring several traps, were told the proper location of the second key by Darrius. The third key was found in a mountain cave and was guarded by Ice Soldiers.

Escaping the soldiers, Ian reached Millennius, where he was knocked out and framed for the murder of Eprin. The Doctor helped discover the true culprit, and Ian was spared execution. The fourth key was found inside the mace that killed Eprin when the man sent to fetch the key was captured.

The Doctor and his companions returned to Arbitan's island, where Arbitan had been murdered. Ian handed the Voord the fake key, which destroyed the Conscience, along with the Voord. They were able to leave in the TARDIS once more.

The Doctor and his companions arrived in an Aztec temple in Mexico. They went through a one-way passage that prevented access to the TARDIS. Barbara posed as the Aztec god Yetaxa, with the others as her servants to find a way back. Barbara tried and failed to change the Aztecs' history of human sacrifice for the better, which the Doctor strongly advised her against.

Susan was to be punished for denying marriage to the Perfect Victim and Ian to be executed when he was framed by the High Priest of Sacrifice Tlotoxl for attacking the High Priest of Knowledge Autloc. Autloc's faith in Yetaxa was shattered, and he left for the wilderness. The Doctor, Ian and the Doctor's accidental fiancée Cameca distracted Ian and Susan's guard to escape. Ian prevented Tlotoxl's murder of Barbara and fought off the warrior Ixta. They worked on a wheel and pulley system (a device unknown to the Aztecs) to open the doorway back to the TARDIS. As they departed, the sacrifice of the Perfect Victim continued as planned.

Passionate about history, Barbara could see both sides to a story. When the travellers arrived in revolutionary France, she befriended Léon Colbert. When he died, she was distraught and defended his treachery.

On 22nd century Earth, the travellers found the Daleks had invaded and occupied the planet. Barbara helped a small resistance group in their plotting and with Jenny took Dortmun through London. With the Daleks defeated, Susan left their company.

When they arrived on the planet Dido, they met an inhabitant there named Vicki. Vicki was initially unable to closely bond with Barbara, who had killed Vicki's pet sand beast Sandy, thinking it to be dangerous. After Barbara offered an apology, the two got on well and Vicki joined them on their travels.

Perhaps owing in part to Barbara missing Susan, she and Vicki became confidantes. Despite how well Barbara and Vicki got along, Barbara seemed unamused when Vicki said that she must be "about five hundred and fifty years old", as she came from 1963.

The strength of character Barbara showed when accepting the fate of the Aztecs allowed her to persevere through the discomforts she faced on their travels. While on Vortis, Barbara survived working for the Zarbi,and although she was captured by a Saracen band led by El Akir, she had the strength of mind to survive this as well.

Barbara's knowledge of history prepared the travellers for the hardships they would encounter when they landed in Rome. She warned Ian, once they had been captured to be sold as slaves, just how badly Roman slaves were treated. Here she gained her most treasured keepsake from her travels - the gold bracelet she had been given by Nero. Barbara realises she and Ian might find their way home.

She was the first to realise that she and Ian might be able to return home in the Dalek time machine. Determined to get home, she was willing to risk her life in the Dalek ship. On returning home, Barbara and Ian were thrilled to have safely arrived. Once they had left the Dalek ship, and it had self-destructed, the two friends realised that they had some explaining to do, as they had arrived home in 1965 — two years after they had left.

Barbara and Ian married. According to a rumour Sarah Jane Smith shared with Clyde Langer and Rani Chandra, Barbara and Ian had become professors at Cambridge by at least the 2010s and had not aged since the 1960s.

Barbara was keen to see the good in all things. She was frequently protected by Ian. She believed in the innate goodness of people and saw that sometimes there was more to a situation than met the eye.

Barbara was also capable of great endurance and feats of bravery. She killed Sandy with a flare gun in shock, after which she was keen to make it up with Vicki. While a prisoner, Barbara looked after her fellow captives at risk to herself. Barbara would take her aggression out on the Daleks. Despite her initial fear, she overcame it and fought them to save her group and the Thals. In her second encounter with them, Barbara drove a truck through a roadblock of Daleks, crushing at least one of them. The next time she met the Daleks, Barbara was eager to violently attack them as soon as the Doctor gained the weaponry they needed.


Ian Chesterton (William Russell)

Species: Human

Place of origin: London

Ian Chesterton, knighted as Sir Ian, Knight of Jaffa, was one of the earliest companions to travel with the First Doctor. Before meeting the Doctor, Ian was a science teacher at Coal Hill School in 1960s London.

Ian was Susan Foreman's science teacher at Coal Hill School, London in 1963. He was intrigued by her advanced scientific knowledge — she saw simple experiments involving inactive chemicals turning from red to blue as child's play, and also pointed out that a problem involving with A, B and C as the three dimensions as being impossible without the use of D and E. In talking with Susan's history teacher, Barbara Wright, he found he was not the only one who had noticed. One evening as school was finishing, Ian and Barbara decided to follow Susan home as they were concerned about this eccentric behaviour and couldn't get in touch with her grandfather. They followed her back to I.M. Foreman's junkyard in Totter's Lane where she entered and closed the gate behind her. This causes the two teachers to become more concerned for her safety. They followed her into the yard and discovered a police box sitting incongruously amidst the junk. They deduced that Susan was inside and barged their way into the massive console room of the Doctor's TARDIS.

Susan's grandfather, the First Doctor, kidnapped Ian and Barbara in the TARDIS, which travelled back in time. The TARDIS landed in Earth's Stone Age. The Doctor was taken by Kal, who had seen him produce fire. The others tried to rescue the Doctor, but were taken to the Cave of Skulls. The Old Mother released the Doctor and his companions and they escaped into a nearby forest. Ian and the others aided Za's injuries from an animal when he tried to chase after them, but were returned to the cave. Ian produced fire for the tribe and devised a way of scaring the cavemen by setting the skulls on fire. The group escaped to the TARDIS, which took off again.

When the TARDIS landed on Skaro, the Doctor lied about the fluid link needing mercury, when there was nothing wrong, so he could explore a nearby city. The Daleks imprisoned the Doctor and his companions inside the city, confiscating the fluid link they brought along.

Having escaped, they assisted the Thals in their attack on the Dalek city. The Daleks' power supply was damaged in the attack. The Daleks died and their plans to flood the atmosphere with radiation failed. With the fluid link retrieved, the Doctor left Skaro for Earth, using the Fast Return Switch. The spring in the switch was faulty, causing it to be stuck. The TARDIS was sent to the beginning of a solar system and everyone was knocked out in the trip. The TARDIS tried warning the crew about the atoms forming around them when they came to, but the Doctor assumed that this was Ian and Barbara's sabotage of the ship. Once Barbara figured out what was going on, the Doctor fixed the spring, ending the fault.

Ian often was protective of his fellow travellers.

Still heavily damaged and malfunctioning, the TARDIS found its way to Earth, but did not make it to Ian and Barbara's time, instead landing in the Plain of Pamir in 1289. There, Ian met Marco Polo, who took the TARDIS and its keys on his caravan to travel the breadth of Cathay in order to hand it over to Kublai Khan as part of a bargain for his return to Venice. Along the way, Ian discovered the Mongol warlord Tegana, also part of Polo's caravan, wanted to take the TARDIS for Nogai as part of his plan to assassinate Kublai. In the chaos of Tegana and Polo's duel in Peking, the Doctor and his companions escaped in his repaired TARDIS.

The Doctor landed on an island on Marinus. Arbitan asked them to search for the keys to the reprogrammed Conscience of Marinus to regain control over the Voord, as all of his other followers and family members failed to retrieve them. Arbitan trapped the TARDIS in a forcefield, preventing the Doctor and his companions' escape.

They used Arbitan's travel dials to reach Morphoton. Barbara released Arbitan's daughter, Sabetha and the rest of the city from the Morpho's mind control, and retrieved the first key.

Ian and Barbara found a fake key in the Screaming Jungle, and after enduring several traps were told the proper location of the second key by Darrius. The third key was found in a mountain cave and was guarded by Ice Soldiers.

Escaping the soldiers, Ian reached Millennius, where he was knocked out and framed for the murder of Eprin. The Doctor helped discover the true culprit, and Ian was spared execution. The fourth key was found inside the mace that killed Eprin when the man sent to fetch the key was captured.

The Doctor and his companions returned to Arbitan's island, where Arbitan had been murdered. Ian handed the Voord the fake key, which destroyed the Conscience, along with the Voord. They were able to leave in the TARDIS once more.

The Doctor and his companions arrived in an Aztec temple in Mexico. They went through a one-way passage that prevented access to the TARDIS. Barbara posed as the Aztec god Yetaxa, with the others as her servants to find a way back. Ian was declared rival to the warrior Ixta.

Susan was to be punished for denying marriage to the Perfect Victim and Ian to be executed when he was framed by the High Priest of Sacrifice Tlotoxl for attacking the High Priest of Knowledge Autloc. Autloc's faith in Yetaxa was shattered, and he left for the wilderness. The Doctor, Ian and the Doctor's accidental fiancée Cameca distracted Ian and Susan's guard to escape. Ian prevented Tlotoxl's murder of Barbara and fought off Ixta. They worked on a wheel-and-pulley system (a device unknown to the Aztecs) to open the doorway back to the TARDIS. As they departed, the human sacrifice of the Perfect Victim continued as planned.

Ian revelled in his new life and experiences. When the travellers landed in 12th century Palestine during the Crusades, Ian was knighted Sir Ian of Jaffa by Richard the Lionheart and sent as an emissary to search for Barbara who had been abducted by the Saracens. Ian developed his skill as a swordsman during his travels. He was also capable at unarmed combat. These skills are attributed to time spent in the army for his National Service.

On a number of occasions, Ian endured the severe test of facing his fears. No great swimmer, he had to overcome this when, during a visit to Rome in AD 64, he was sold as a galley slave. His galley sank in a storm and Ian, with his Greek slave friend Delos, escaped and made their way to Rome. While searching for Barbara in Palestine, Ian was captured and staked in the desert, daubed with honey to attract ants. Ian's instinctive fear of ants may have been increased with his experiences on Vortis. He also suffered from seasickness aboard the Mary Celeste, but still managed to make it on deck twice.

Despite his obvious enjoyment of his travels, Ian never lost sight of his desire to return to his own home and time. When the opportunity arose, Ian and Barbara risked travel in a Dalek time ship to return to 1960s London. When they emerged from the time machine, they were delighted to be back, despite discovering that two years had passed since their departure.

According to a rumour Sarah Jane Smith shared, Barbara and Ian had become professors at Cambridge by the 2010s and reportedly had not aged since the 1960s.

Ian was fiercely loyal and would stand by any decision made by the rest of his group even if he disagreed with it himself. Like Barbara, Ian was keen to return home, prompting him to depart from the Doctor's company at the first chance. He usually put others' interests before his, especially Barbara, whom he always looked after.

Although Ian was essentially a moral character and had stopped the Doctor from killing the caveman Za with a rock on their first adventure, he was willing to kill if neccessary. Having been forced into hand-to-hand combat, Ian accidentally killed the Aztec warrior Ixta when he fell over the side of a pyramid. Ian threatened Lobos, saying that killing him might be enjoyable, though he may have been bluffing. He was well-acquainted with music artists who were popular with his students such as John Smith and the Common Men and even danced to Ticket to Ride by the Beatles.

Ian continued to wear parts of his Coal Hill School attire whilst travelling.  His black and emerald green-striped tie (the school colours) was destroyed when the Doctor tested acidic water with it.  He wore a pinstripe shirt on one occasion.

After visiting 13th century China, Ian received a Chinese-style gown. He continued to wear it on Marinus. He also dressed for various historical occasions, including donning a toga with his hair (which almost always remained in its 'square', early 1960s styling) combed forward by Barbara and taking the guise of an Aztec warrior, complete with a bird-headed helmet.


Vicki Pallister (Maureen O'Brien)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

Vicki was a young woman the First Doctor, Ian and Barbara met soon after Susan was left behind on Earth. Having lost both her parents in relatively quick succession, she decided to join the three time travellers on their adventures. Once the two teachers left the TARDIS, she travelled for an extended period with Steven Taylor, before leaving the Doctor's side to marry Troilus and to take the married name Cressida. As a student of a 25th century school system, she studied medicine one hour a week. By the age of ten, she had obtained certificates in medicine, physics, computers, chemistry and other disciplines.

Her father took a job in a new colony on the planet Astra and left Earth in 2493. The ship carrying the colonists, the UK-201, crash-landed on Dido. Most of the passengers survived the crash, but one night, unbeknownst to Vicki, Bennett murdered all the survivors other than her, as well as all but two of the native Dido people. When the TARDIS landed on Dido, Barbara Wright used a flare gun to kill Vicki's "pet" Didonian Sand Beast, Sandy, thinking it a threat to Vicki. It took effort on the part of Vicki to forgive Barbara for this. Bennett pretended he could not move his legs while Vicki took care of him. When the Doctor discovered the truth and the Didonians came to take revenge on Bennett, she was left with nobody. The Doctor, perhaps because he missed his recently departed grand-daughter, asked Vicki to come with them, making her the first companion whom the Doctor was seen to willingly invite to travel in the TARDIS.

Vicki was keen for adventure. She was often bored on the journeys to their destinations and the less exciting moments of their lives. When the travellers were staying at a villa near Rome, she was disappointed that there was no action. Her love of thrills was complemented by awe and wonder, and these never diminished. She was bursting with excitement when she glimpsed Nero. The sight of Rome burning excited her. It is no doubt these were characteristics which reminded the Doctor of Susan.

Whether teasing, or merely undiplomatic, Vicki had a knack of saying the wrong thing to Barbara, despite their close relationship. Right off, she said that Barbara Wright must be "about five hundred and fifty years old" as she came from 1963. On Vortis, Vicki said aspirin tablets were old fashioned – until she saw some in the Doctor's first aid kit she had never heard of them. She also offended Barbara by responding to her statement that the main subjects taught at her school were the 3 R's by asking if Barbara's school had been a nursery. (DW: The Web Planet) Vicki didn't know the Beatles played "classical music", and called 1960s New York City "ancient".

Vicki's youth and willingness to try anything enabled her to save the travellers from danger by inciting the Xeron rebels to action at the Space Museum. Using her considerable analytical and technical skills, Vicki reprogrammed the Morok armoury's computer to allow the rebels access to the weaponry stored there, enabling them to fight.  

Despite her bravado, Vicki was terrified of heights. While they escaped from the Mechanoid City, the Doctor had to blindfold her. The travellers, with Steven Taylor's assistance, then had to lower her the fifteen hundred feet by rope. It would appear that most of Vicki's skills and knowledge were based in science, but she also knew some history. When the travellers materialised on Earth during the Trojan War, she displayed her knowledge of Greek heroes and the Trojan Horse. While in Troy, Vicki called herself Cressida and met Troilus, a young Trojan. They fell in love and Vicki left the Doctor to be with him. Their tale would later be written as a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer and as a play by William Shakespeare.


Steven Taylor (Peter Purves)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

Steven grew up during a war in the middle of the 23rd century. After visiting the ruins of New York City (a legacy of the 22nd century Dalek invasion), he enlisted in the military. He served as helmsman on a battleship and later as a solo combat pilot, going from one spaceship or space station to another.

By the time Steven met the Doctor, the war with unspecified combatants had stretched on for fifty years.

On a mission, Steven crashed on the planet Mechanus in the jungle. He wandered around for days, trying to avoid the hostile plant life. He was captured by the Mechanoids and taken to their city. There, he spent two years as a prisoner, alone but for a toy panda mascot he called HiFi.

While a prisoner, Steven built a wooden construction rather like a climbing frame to keep himself active. It let him climb up to the roof for fresh air. It was in his room in the Mechanoid City that Steven met the Doctor and his companions and soon after, the Daleks. He asked, "Who won the war?" and introduced himself as "Steven Taylor, Flight Red Fifty". He helped the others escape from the city, though he returned to retrieve HiFi. Steven fell from a great height when the Daleks destroyed the Mechanoid City. Luckily, he stumbled through the jungle and found the Doctor's TARDIS and entered it as the Doctor and Vicki Pallister were saying goodbye to their former companions, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. Before the Doctor and Vicki returned to the TARDIS, Steven passed out in a dead faint.

When Steven recovered, he found the TARDIS had re-materialised in England in 1066. The Doctor explained briefly how the TARDIS worked and that the TARDIS would blend in with its surroundings. Steven's natural sarcasm showed as he commented, "That rock over there looks just like a blue box". Despite his sharp wit, Steven was good-humoured. He was also independent, and had good leadership skills. He had also brought HiFi with him, but left it in the TARDIS.

In the city of Troy, Steven temporarily adopted the name Diomede. He was wounded in the shoulder by a sword thrust, and suffered blood poisoning. A temple handmaiden called Katarina, whom the travellers had met earlier, nursed him back to health and helped him return to the TARDIS.

Once he had recovered, Steven faced some of the worst experiences of his life. Katarina and two new allies, Bret Vyon and Bret's sister, Sara Kingdom, all died violently in the midst of a complicated series of events which ranged from the planet Kembel in 4000 through time and space. Minutes after the death of Sara Kingdom, Steven asked the Doctor, in the waste that the Time Destructor had made of Kembel, if he considered the loss of so many lives worthwhile to defeat the Daleks.

When the travellers arrived in Paris in August 1572, Steven was disgusted by the Doctor's abandonment of his Huguenot friends, in particular the young Anne Chaplet. He was so disillusioned that he left the TARDIS when it had returned to London in 1966, but returned to warn the Doctor that two policemen were approaching. He met Dodo Chaplet, who was possibly, he thought, a descendant of Anne Chaplet, proving she had lived. When Dodo Chaplet joined the Doctor and Steven, he picked up her cold virus, as he had no immunity to it.

Eventually, the experiences that Steven had on his travels led him to decide to use his skills and training to help rebuild a civilisation. When Chal invited him to help the Elders and the Savages live together, he accepted the challenge and left the TARDIS.


Katarina (Adrienne Hill)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Troy

Katarina was a companion to the First Doctor for a very short time immediately after the departure of Vicki Pallister. She was a Trojan servant who worshipped the Doctor as the god Zeus. She sacrificed herself to save her "god's" life. She was the first companion to be killed while travelling with the Doctor.  

As a young woman, Katarina served Cassandra, princess of Troy. She was little more than a slave. In circa 1200 BC, Cassandra sent her to spy on the First Doctor and his friends, particularly Vicki Pallister, known to her as Cressida, to gather evidence she was a Greek spy. To this end, Katarina befriended Vicki, who sent her to help the Doctor get Steven Taylor back to the TARDIS after a spear thrust had badly injured him. Katarina tended to Steven's wounds. She joined Steven and the Doctor on their travels.

Katarina came from a simple time and never truly understood where she was or what was happening to her. She mistook the TARDIS for the Palace of Perfection and the Doctor for the god Zeus, come to take her on a journey in his temple to the real Palace of Perfection. Despite the Doctor's protestations to the contrary, she remained set in this belief.

When the criminal Kirksen held Katarina hostage in an airlock to blackmail the Doctor into returning Mavic Chen's ship, the Spar, to the planet Kembel and the Daleks, she deliberately activated the airlock door and expelled herself and Kirksen into space, causing their deaths in the vacuum. She was certain her death had been foretold and that she was doomed to die.


Sara Kingdom (Jean Marsh)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Mars

Sara Kingdom was a Space Security Service (SSS) agent who turned against Mavic Chen, the traitorous Guardian of the Solar System. With the help of the Doctor and Steven Taylor, she defeated Chen and his secret allies, the Daleks. The price of victory was, however, her own life.

Sara was the sister of Bret Vyon, another SSS agent whom the Doctor had found on Kembel, and was gradually convinced of his suspicions of Chen. Given Vyon's statement that he had been born in Mars Colony 16, there is the   possibility that Sara Kingdom was also born on Mars. On Earth in 3998, she was briefed by Chen, and was told her brother was a traitor. In an experimental testing facility, she found the Doctor, Steven Taylor and her brother, the last whom she shot to death. Sara would have done the same to the Doctor and Steven, but all three were accidentally transferred from Earth to Mira by cellular transportation. There she learnt, to her horror and grief, that her unquestioning obedience had not only led her to unjustly kill her brother but also had prevented Vyon from warning Earth of the Dalek plot. She joined the Doctor in his fight.

With Steven and the Doctor, Sara took a short, stress-free trip to (in Sara's terms) long-ago Earth.

The Daleks turned against Mavic Chen (who intended to betray them) and killed him. The Doctor had returned to Kembel to activate the Time Destructor to finally stop them. The Doctor ordered his companions back to the TARDIS for their protection. However, Sara followed him, not knowing the nature of his plan but concerned it might fail. She was caught in the field of the Time Destructor and, being a human rather than a Time Lord, aged to death. As Steven and the Doctor watched helplessly, Sara died, her remains ageing to dust. The death of Sara, as well as their other allies Bret Vyon and Katarina, caused Steven to confront the Doctor about the violence that seemed to follow him.

Sara was by turns aggressive, independent and ruthless in her pursuit of what was right, a single-mindedness that blinded her to the larger implications of her orders. Meeting the Doctor changed that and she turned her formidable skill and intellect to the defeat of the Daleks.


Dodo Chaplet (Jackie Lane)

Species: Human

Place of origin: England

Dodo Chaplet  was a companion of the Doctor near the end of his first incarnation. He took to her within seconds of their first encounter, citing her physical similarity to his granddaughter.

Dodo had limited contact with other companions, only spending significant time with Steven Taylor. She met and hit it off with Polly Wright briefly in London in 1966, and was with her when Polly first encountered Ben Jackson. Neither Ben nor Polly had yet seen the TARDIS when Dodo chose to stop travelling with the Doctor, sending word of her decision to him via Polly. Despite not being American, Dodo travelled widely in the United States. She visited Florida and New York City in March and April 1965  and Arizona in October 1881

However, most details of Dodo's life — her childhood, the reasons she started and stopped travelling with the Doctor and even her death — were shrouded in a confusion created by several highly contradictory and speculative accounts. Dodo lived with her great-aunt Margaret before joining the First Doctor on his travels. Their relationship was likely strained. Dodo said that she would not be missed. She expressed delight that she was not going back home any time soon.

Like later companion Tegan Jovanka and her Aunt Vanessa, Dodo was one of only a few people to ever attempt to use the TARDIS as an actual police box. As a young adult in the 1960s, Dodo saw a small boy knocked down by a car. Seeking help, she saw a police box on Wimbledon Common and entered it. Instead of a policeman, she found the Doctor.

Just as he had done with Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, the Doctor dematerialised the TARDIS without giving his new passenger a choice in the matter. This time, however, the cause was different; two approaching policemen would have forced their way into the TARDIS had the Doctor not taken off. Steven protested, but wasn't able to counter the Doctor's logic.

The TARDIS crew found themselves on the Ark. At first, Dodo thought they were at Whipsnade Zoo. She told the others that she had been there as a child, and displayed some knowledge of nature. Unfortunately, she had a cold, the virus of which was inadvertently passed on to the humans and Monoids in the Ark. As they had no resistance to it, it became a plague. Dodo, a caring person, was distraught that she had caused this terrible event. Dodo's caring nature was probably what made her dislike cheating and other unfair behaviour. Whilst this annoyance could be seen many times, it was most visible when the travellers met the Celestial Toymaker. It was his games, attitude and Cyril's cheating which frustrated Dodo.

Whilst travelling with the Doctor, Dodo had one of her life-long wishes granted. She was keenly interested in the Wild West and said she had always wanted to meet Wyatt Earp. When the travellers arrived in the American West, the Doctor introduced Dodo as "Miss Dodo Dupont, wizard of the ivory keys". During their time in this era the Doctor noted that Dodo was "fast becoming a prey to every cliché-ridden convention in the American West."

Despite this and the sad events on the Ark, Dodo's interest and excitement were still evident as the travellers continued on their journey. She was not frightened to investigate on her own, and on the next planet she wandered off while the Doctor and Steven were busy with the Elders and the Savages. (In fact, Steven was heard to comment "If it wasn't allowed, Dodo would be first in line!") She had a look around this planet and discovered the laboratory of Senta, which was used for the life-force transference that kept the Elders alive. 

At some point thereafter, the Doctor and she arrived in 1966 London and discovered the sentient computer WOTAN and its War Machines. WOTAN conditioned her to betray the Doctor. The Doctor broke her conditioning and sent Dodo to the country to recuperate. Dodo never returned. She sent a message with Polly, saying she had decided to stay in London.


Polly Wright (Anneke Wills)

Species: Human

Place of origin: London

Polly Wright was a companion to the first and second incarnations of the Doctor.

Before meeting the Doctor, Polly was a typical 1960s London twenty-something. She lived in Chelsea, worked as Professor Brett's personal assistant and was unhappy that WOTAN's typing was faster and more accurate than hers. She had an active social life and enjoyed her time off work. On 20 July, 1966, she met Ben Jackson at one of her favourite haunts, the Inferno nightclub, where they were joined by the First Doctor, who expected to find Dodo Chaplet there.

When Dodo failed to show by closing time, the three went out into the night together and soon became embroiled in the fight against WOTAN. Polly's mind fell under WOTAN's control. Ben freed her just as WOTAN was destroyed by one of its own War Machines. When Ben and she found the Doctor beside an old police box, Polly told him Dodo would be staying in England. Miffed, the Doctor bid the couple adieu. As they walked away, Polly turned to see the Doctor had used a key to enter the police box. Remembering that Ben had found a key that had earlier fallen out of the Doctor's cloak, she dragged Ben back to the police box to see if it would fit. They ended up inside the ship just as it took off.

The Doctor first took Polly and Ben to 17th century Cornwall, where they ran into smugglers. In 1986 at the South Pole, Polly helped fight off an invasion by Cybermen from Mondas. After these events, the Doctor. exhausted, collapsed and went through his first regeneration. (DW: The Tenth Planet) On the planet Vulcan, Polly adjusted quickly to the Doctor's having changed into a new and younger persona, while Ben was less accepting the change, speculating that an imposter had replaced the Doctor. On Vulcan, Polly and Ben encountered the Doctor's archenemies, the Daleks.

Polly was confident and not afraid to use her feminine wiles to enlist the help of Redcoat Algernon Ffinch while the travellers were in the Scottish Highlands. Polly also encouraged Kirsty McLaren to lure Algernon into a pit, where they took his money, identity disc and a lock of his hair. She struck up a relationship with Ffinch and teased him whenever they met, calling him "Algy". She realised that he admired her and gave him a kiss goodbye. Polly asked for the young Jacobite piper, Jamie McCrimmon, to come with them in the TARDIS, as she feared for his safety.

When Polly found herself in Atlantis, she was initially slated to be converted into a Fish Person. The Doctor interrupted the power supply as her operation was about to begin, allowing her to escape Damon's medical bay and rejoin her friends. She took on the disguise of an Atlantean in a seashell dress. She and Jamie escaped the rising water that flooded Atlantis, fearing that the Doctor and Ben had perished. They were relieved to find that they too had survived. Beautiful Polly was more than just a pretty face. When the TARDIS crew arrived on the Moonbase in 2070 and faced the Cybermen, she soon realised the Cybermen's plastic parts could be attacked with a mixture of solvents. She thought of the way nail polish was dissolved by nail varnish remover and concocted a mixture including acetone, benzene, ether and epoxy propane to make a substance, called "Cocktail Polly" by Ben, which was shot at the Cybermen with adapted fire extinguishers.

Although Polly enjoyed her adventures, she couldn't hide her desire to return home. After an adventure with the alien Chameleons in 1966, the travellers found the TARDIS had returned to London just before they had departed. With Ben, Polly left the TARDIS and returned to her life, appearing never to have been missing. In 2010, Sarah Jane Smith said that Ben and Polly were running an orphanage together in India.

Polly teased and bantered with those she cared for. She hid her affections, particularly for Ben, behind this façade. She chatted him up when they met and she was still chatting him up when they left the TARDIS. When her friends were in trouble, Polly was completely serious — particularly if Ben was in trouble. Polly would drop the banter and flippancy to work towards practical solutions. Like the earlier Wright to travel in the TARDIS, she hoped to find her way back to her own time period. She was heard to be thinking "Please let it be Chelsea, 1966," when guessing what would be outside the TARDIS doors after it landed on the extinct volcanic island where Atlantis was located.  On the first landing in mid-1960s London, Polly left the Doctor with Ben, just as Barbara had left with Ian.

She was also often called "Poll" by Ben; this was adapted to "Paul" when she was pretending to be a boy in 17th century Cornwall. He also described Polly as "our little dolly-rocker Duchess" or simply "the Duchess".


Ben Jackson (Michael Craze)

Species: Human

Place of origin: England

Benjamin "Ben" Jackson was a companion of the First and Second Doctors, along with his future wife, Polly Wright, and Jamie McCrimmon.

Ben was a Cockney. He was born in 1942 and grew up opposite a brewery. He mentioned he once had a headmaster who "got nicked for not paying his bus fare."

By 1966, Ben served on the Royal Navy ship the HMS Teazer. He met Polly Wright in the Inferno nightclub on 20 July. Ben was depressed at the time because he was stuck on a six month shore posting while his ship patrolled the West Indies. He spent most of his nights at the Inferno night club.

After helping the First Doctor defeat the sentient computer known as WOTAN, Ben and Polly, mistaking it for an ordinary police box, entered the TARDIS by accident. The ship took off. The Doctor first took them to 17th century Cornwall, where they met Henry Avery's band of pirates, and then to the year 1986, when the Earth came under attack by the Cybermen. Ben played an important role in the defeat of the Cybermen when he disarmed the bomb that General Cutler intended to detonate and realised the Cybermen's weakness - their fear of radioactivity. Shortly afterwards, suffering from exhaustion, the Doctor collapsed onto the floor of the TARDIS console room and, unseen by them, regenerated.

Ben showed more skepticism than Polly that an imposter had not simply gotten into the TARDIS. But on the planet Vulcan, which the three time travellers visited next, a Dalek did recognize the Second Doctor. Ben then accepted the Second Doctor as the man he had known.

He and Polly were then joined by Jamie McCrimmon. At one point in Ben's travels, he was mind-controlled by the Macra, but ultimately he fought against their control and saved his friends.

Throughout his journeys, Ben never lost sight of his desire to return home, and to his ship, the HMS Teazer. Before leaving, Ben and Polly insisted that they would stay if the Doctor needed them. The pair departed from the Doctor at the same time, having discovered they had arrived back on Earth on the very same day they left.

 In 2010, Sarah Jane Smith stated that Ben and Polly were running an orphanage in India.

Ben was practical and a realist. It took him a while to believe that the TARDIS really travelled through time and space. He was also the most sceptical when the Doctor regenerated, believing that the new incarnation was an impostor. It took a Dalek recognising the Doctor to finally convince Ben of the truth.

Though they came from different backgrounds, Polly, whom he nicknamed "the Duchess", and Ben became good friends during their travels. They trusted each other, and their relationship was punctuated by good-natured teasing and banter. They complemented each other well, making a good team. When Polly created a chemical potion to kill the Cybermen on the Moonbase, Ben found the practical application of it — using fire extinguishers to deliver Cocktail Polly.

Ben was clever and never shirked danger or action. He was sensible enough to realise that taking on a Cyberman with a screwdriver would be a big mistake, and managed to dazzle one with the light from a film projector before killing it. Ben also worked out that the Cybermen were avoiding radiation, and helped devise a plan to destroy them using the Snowcap Base's reactor fuel rods.

Ben might have been headstrong and impetuous, but he proved to be mentally weaker than his companions when they faced the hypnotic processing of the Macra. However, he did struggle to fight it, and failed to report Jamie for having taken Officia's keys.



Second Doctor

Polly Wright (Anneke Wills)

See entry under First Doctor


Ben Jackson (Michael Craze)

See entry under First Doctor


Jamie McCrimmon (Frazer Hines)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Scotland  

James Robert "Jamie" McCrimmon was a Highland Scot from the mid-18th century who travelled with the Second Doctor, Polly Wright, Ben Jackson, Victoria Waterfield and Zoe Heriot. He also had a couple of adventures with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart as well as the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown.

Jamie travelled in the TARDIS for a large portion of the Doctor's second life. His journeys through time and space began not long after the Doctor's first regeneration  and continued until the Time Lords sentenced the Doctor to exile on Earth. Jamie was returned to 18th century Scotland by the Time Lords, with the memory of all but his first adventure with the Doctor erased.

Jamie first met the Doctor in the aftermath of the English defeat of the Jacobite Rebellion at the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746, when he was the piper for the Clan McLaren. Jamie and his fellow Highlanders faced being hung, butchered by the Duke of Cumberland or sold into unsurvivable seven-year servitude on the plantations in the West Indies. After escaping the gallows, an unsure Jamie was urged to follow the Doctor, Ben Jackson and Polly Wright into the mysterious TARDIS.

Jamie tried to understand his new experiences in terms of his life in 1746. When he encountered a Cyberman whilst on his sick bed on the Moonbase, he believed that it was his clan's legend of the Phantom Piper and he was dying. This natural acceptance and a desire to rationalise things helped Jamie grasp the worlds he saw. Aeroplanes at Gatwick Airport were "flying beasties" to him. He was fascinated by them and by the airport and stole a ticket from Samantha Briggs so he could take a flight. Unfortunately, having never experienced anything like it, he got airsick. A Chameleon, who spoke with an English rather than Scots accent, assumed Jamie's form during this adventure.

Shortly after, in an adventure involving the Daleks and their quest for the human Factor, the Doctor's manipulation of those around him caused Jamie to decide to have nothing more to do with him; he thought the Doctor was working with the Daleks to save his own skin. However, it was really manipulation by the Doctor to anger Jamie so that he'd stop at nothing to rescue the young Victoria Waterfield from her captivity by the Daleks. When the humanised Daleks and regular Daleks had destroyed each other, and with her father, a Dalek collaborator, having sacrificed himself to save the Doctor, the Doctor and Jamie "adopted" the orphaned Victoria.

Jamie evidenced strong, unspoken feelings for Victoria, which often showed themselves in his teasing her about her new, more revealing clothes. While undercover in Salamander's guard, Jamie and Victoria posed as boyfriend and girlfriend. He showed bursts of bravery and bravado directed at anyone who would harm her. When thinking something had happened to the unconscious Victoria, he worriedly exclaimed that he'd never forgive himself if anything happened to her. He got angry when he thought she had tricked him and had heard his emotional outburst. Jamie was upset when Victoria stated her intention to stay with the Harrises and tried to get her to change her mind and stay with the Doctor and him. Although he never admitted his feelings for her, during their goodbye, he left her with a kiss. When the Doctor and Jamie left in the TARDIS, he watched Victoria waving goodbye on the scanner and said he couldn't care less where they went.

While on the Wheel, which was being attacked by Cybermen and Cybermats, Jamie gave the Doctor his oft-used "John Smith" alias. At the conclusion of this adventure, Zoe Heriot joined the Doctor and Jamie.

Jamie got along with her very well, despite her teasing him for his intelligence, even though Zoe came from a 21st century background very much unlike his own. In the Land of Fiction, Jamie temporarily changed into a different youth of the same age when the Doctor failed to put together his facial features correctly in a test.

When Zoe and Isobel Watkins were abducted by Tobias Vaughn, the Doctor and Jamie investigated him and evaded Packer, whom Jamie tackled to the ground. Jamie was pleased to have been given a small radio and didn't want the Doctor to break it when he suspected the gift. The Doctor and "the boy" were recognised by U.N.I.T.'s former Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, now promoted to Brigadier, from their meeting during the Yeti attack in the London Underground four years prior (though a shorter time from the Doctor and Jamie's perspective). Jamie's leg was injured by a Cyberman's grip while climbing out of the sewers where he and the girls had gone to photograph the Cyberman. After a stay in the hospital, Jamie left with the Doctor and Zoe to stunned surprise at the sight of the appearing and disappearing TARDIS.

When the Doctor asked the Time Lords to intercede to return the victims of the War Lords, Jamie desperately urged the Doctor to escape his sentencing in the TARDIS, but submitted when they could not, promising to never forget the Doctor. A tribunal of Time Lords told the Doctor that they would return Zoe and Jamie to their homes. They would also alter Zoe and Jamie's memories, allowing them to only remember their first adventures with the Doctor, but not their travels with the Doctor in the TARDIS. The Doctor watched Jamie, now back in 1746 at the Battle of Culloden, come to the momentarily confused realisation of where he was. Jamie was fired at by a Redcoat, whom he then ran after with a sword, proudly yelling, "Creag an tuirc!" for the Clan McCrimmon.

The Doctor undertook a mission for the Time Lords and requested (blackmailed) them to have Jamie by his side. The Time Lords consented, altering Jamie's memories to believe he was still travelling with the Doctor and Victoria, who had in fact left the TARDIS to live out her life on Earth. 

Jamie accompanied the Doctor on a diplomatic mission to Space Station Chimera.

Here, Jamie believed he saw the Doctor killed in a massacre by Sontarans. A future Doctor and Peri appeared, causing the now-feral Jamie, who had taken to living in crawl spaces, to attack Peri. Subsequently, Jamie helped to rescue "his" Doctor, who had not died and had been taken to Seville, Spain. Jamie spent much of his time evading and being captured by Shockeye, who planned to eat him. When this adventure had concluded, Jamie left with the Doctor in the TARDIS, intending to someday rejoin Victoria, whom he had been told was studying graphology.

More often than not, Jamie wore a traditional Scottish kilt with a red tartan.

He was often chided for continuing to wear his kilt, even in situations where it was too cold to wear it.

After initially changing out of his battle-ragged 18th century clothes into a wet suit during the course of an adventure, he began to include more modern clothes in his dress — including several turtlenecks of varying colours, a tan leather vest with a reversible cow-patterned fur lining, a Nehru jacket, a sleeveless pullover, neckerchiefs, anoraks and a laced black shirt. While he usually wore his fur-covered sporran, there was a stretch of time early on during which he didn't. He would, when necessary, wear a space suit or sometimes a disguise.

Later, he reverted to his 18th century dress, including a white ruffled shirt, a black jacket and a red tartan sash. When Jamie cleaned himself up after living rough in the ducts of Space Station Chimera, the Sixth Doctor unkindly suggested to Jamie that he perhaps could use a bath more often in general, which was likely a reference to 18th century hygiene.

Jamie had a very strong connection to his Scottish homeland. When presented with the sound of bagpipes and the misty sight of Scotland on the scanner, he was lured out of the TARDIS, as this was what he wanted most. Despite having viewed the English for a long time as his mortal enemy, he teamed up later in his travels with a Redcoat from the Forty-Five, who had also been displaced in time and space, in order to rebel against the War Lords.

The Doctor and Zoe both often teased or insulted Jamie about his intelligence. Zoe expressed relief that Jamie hadn't thought of x-rays before her, which would have been "awful", and the Doctor even suggested that they run away because of Jamie having an idea. Jamie was simple and straightforward, but he was also intelligent, practical and full of common sense, despite having no formal education and being from the past. It was these qualities which often put him ahead of his companions. He came a long way from questioning why the Doctor hadn't bled the wounded and having never heard of "germs" before (he assumed the word came from "German").   Rago assessed Jamie and discovered that his brain showed signs of recent rapid learning. It was his idea to dig through to a borehole and intercept the seed device which saved the travellers. Later, while the Doctor and Zoe were revelling in their rescue of Dulkis with only a minor volcanic eruption, it was Jamie who pointed out that they happened to be standing on the island that would erupt.

Although he didn't understand the TARDIS, he was enthusiastic about it. His journey was a voyage of discovery; almost everything he experienced was new to him. The few times when Jamie showed worry or concern were when his companions were in danger — particularly Victoria. When the unconscious Doctor was threatened by an Ice Warrior, Jamie attempted hand-to-hand combat with it, despite being unevenly matched and at great risk to himself, to protect him. (TV: The Seeds of Death) Jamie saw the Doctor as a friend and mentor. He was extremely loyal to the Doctor and they were nearly inseparable. He learnt a lot through his experiences, but also believed the Doctor needed his help. When Ben and Polly left the TARDIS, Jamie reassured them that he would look after the Doctor.

Jamie was initially very shy around girls and awkward in situations where they were forward. In one case, he wanted the ladies who were primping him called off because he was afraid of what they might do to him if he looked "charming". He kissed Sam in order to steal her plane ticket. When he was being flirted with by girls in a 1960s coffee bar wearing plaid miniskirts — to which he exclaimed, "Oh, if only the Laird could see that!" — he hurried back to the Doctor. He was not comfortable with having been given the difficult task of questioning them, despite the Doctor stating that Jamie was so much better at it than he.

Jamie seemed intrigued with the short dresses that he had seen the ladies wearing. He teased Victoria about whether she saw herself wearing something similar, a thought for which she admonished him. Despite his early shyness, Jamie began to flirt more, but was always gentlemanly and chivalrous. Jamie apologised when he realised that it was Rapunzel's hair that he had climbed and assured her that he was quickly passing through when she expressed wariness at inviting him inside her castle. Jamie expressed old-fashioned values about the roles of men and women, often seeing it as his duty to protect the ladies, even when they rebuked him with modern concepts of feminism and women's suffrage. When Zoe misidentified his Scottish origin, calling his kilt a barbaric form of garment and asking whether he was a Scandinavian or a Dane, he told her to watch her lip or else he'd put her across his knee and larrup her. After having been ignored by Anita earlier, he gave Peri a peck when he was about to leave with his Doctor. He had previously shared two kisses with Sam and one with Victoria. He later shared one with Peri.

Jamie had a habit of pretending to understand technology beyond his ken with a shrug and a nonchalant, "Oh, aye." He often used analogies to describe the new things he was seeing — he compared Space Station Chimera to "twenty castles in the sky" and called the Sontarans "knights in armour" or "potato heads". If he couldn't find one, he simply accepted the thing with wonder.

Jamie carried a dirk, though he rarely ever used it, and only then in self-defence, as when he stabbed a Sontaran in the leg. He also wielded a sword or claymore on occasion, particularly while in his own time. On several occasions, he used or expressed interest in weapons such as explosives, grenades, rock-throwing, and guns, both historical and futuristic. Good in a fight, he was also known to tackle enemies to the ground and get into physical altercations. He often took it upon himself to go after beasties.

He enjoyed a high degree of familiar physical contact, such as friendly shoving, prodding, pulling, hand-holding, climbing on top of or being climbed upon, and hugging. When stressed for any reason he would often grab on to his companions for reassurance, with a marked preference for grabbing the Doctor.

Jamie had the ability to sense and reject subconscious mental manipulation while asleep, as well as sense danger.

He was also the first to be affected and detect that something was wrong after they had exited the TARDIS upon first arriving in the Land of Fiction. 

The young piper had musical ability, though he rarely displayed it. When his family legacy of piping was mentioned, he noted that all he had left of his bagpipes was the chanter. The Doctor wanted him to teach him how to play the bagpipes in return for being invited aboard the TARDIS. He later found some bagpipes in the TARDIS, which he planned to mend. At one point, he danced the Highland Fling in an attempt to dance out of the room and escape.

He also was able to ride horses and used this skill to escape a Confederate soldier after knocking him off of his horse. He was also adept at rock climbing. He scaled steep rocks with the aid of Rapunzel's rope of hair. However, he wasn't particularly good at tying knots and the Doctor wanted to be reminded to give him a lesson sometime. Jamie expressed worry about being drowned and said that he couldn't swim when Ben suggested that they escape by swimming. The Doctor also mentioned that a member of their group might not know how to swim. At the time, Jamie and Polly were fleeing the rising water which was quickly engulfing the underwater city of Atlantis. The Doctor and Jamie occasionally paddled a kayak.


Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling)

Species: Human

Place of origin: England

Edward Waterfield, and his colleague, Theodore Maxtible, were experimenting with a method of time travel utilising mirrors and static electricity, and accidentally established a link between Maxtible's house and the Dalek city on the planet Skaro. The Daleks used Victoria as a hostage to control her father and Maxtible.

Taken prisoner, and transported to Skaro, Victoria was stranded on the alien planet — her father having died to save the Second Doctor's life. Drawing on this experience, she was prepared to encounter civilisations more advanced than her own. Now an orphan, she chose to join the Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon on their travels — a decision made more through necessity than choice.

Victoria looked for the humanity in the circumstances she found herself in. Rather than wonder at the TARDIS, Victoria worried about the Doctor's age.Until her abduction by the Daleks, Victoria had apparently led the sheltered life usual for women from wealthy British families in the 19th century. She was, however, quite capable of looking after herself and held her own in a verbal spar with Captain Hopper. She also coped well with Jamie's teasing over such things as short dresses and eventually took to wearing shorter dresses and skirts, despite her initial discomfort with the idea.

Victoria's sheltered life before encountering the Doctor had not made her gullible. She was a clever and intelligent young woman, who got the better of Kaftan twice after having been tricked into drinking drugged coffee. Her first ploy had been to scream as if a dead Cybermat were attacking again and the second was to tell Kaftan and Eric Klieg that the testing room, where the Doctor's group had been locked, contained another weapon. Victoria seemed such an innocent young woman that Kaftan believed her each time.

Although Victoria loved the Doctor and Jamie, she missed her home and father. Since she had joined the TARDIS crew only as a result of her father's death, she was something of an unwilling adventurer. Having told the Doctor this, he taught her a way to remember her past while remaining in the present. Her gleeful recollection of the recipe for Kaiser pudding when working in Salamander's kitchen was a manifestation of her longing for home.Right from the start of her adventures, Victoria was defiant and could show great courage. Though frightened of the Daleks who had held her captive, she defied their orders and continued to feed the pigeons — or "flying pests", as the Daleks called them — at the window of her room. She was also inquisitive, which made her travels with the Doctor and Jamie more bearable. Victoria could be stubborn; when offered the opportunity of safety with the Monks in Tibet, she refused. Perhaps her courageous spirit also had a hand in this.

Victoria may have been courageous, but she was certainly a screamer. Never afraid to scream at danger, it was this which, ultimately, provided the solution to the Weed Creature on the Euro Sea Gas refinery the travellers visited. Leading up to this adventure, Victoria had begun speaking with greater frequency of her dislike of the dangers Jamie, the Doctor and she encountered in their travels. Unsurprisingly, she took her first opportunity to settle down with an established, caring family. With no family to return to and realising that her travels had changed her outlook and expectations, Victoria chose to stay with Maggie and Frank Harris rather than continue her travels, despite the fact that Jamie, who had feelings for her, tried to persuade her to stay.


Zoe Heriot (Wendy Padbury)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

Zoe Heriot was a young scientist from the 21st century who accompanied the Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon in their travels aboard the Doctor's TARDIS.

Zoe was an astrometricist first class, and astrophysicist on board Space Station W3 (a.k.a. the Wheel) when she met the Doctor and Jamie. She introduced herself to them as 'astrophysicist, pure mathematics major', to which her colleague, Dr Gemma Corwyn, added 'with honours'. Zoe had a photographic memory. She was described by her colleagues as 'the librarian'. She was very bad at history, as evidenced by her lack of knowledge of the Daleks, the Ice Warriors and the T-Mat fiasco. (DW: The Wheel in Space, The Seeds of Death) Having been taught only the value of logic, her training left her emotionally underdeveloped. This lack of balance led to conflict. Some of her colleagues challenged her about her apparent lack of personal interest in the Wheel when it was about to be struck by meteorites. When she met the Doctor, Zoe was presented with a case study in how illogical, intuitive actions and instinct could be successful.

As Zoe became aware that there was more to knowledge than facts, she decided to hide in the TARDIS. She realised that she had learnt as much as she could on the Wheel, where her abilities and role were compartmentalised and defined. Zoe was ready to discover the universe and her place in it.

Before he felt ready to have her brave the terrors of the Universe, however, the Doctor showed her a thought projection of his most recent encounter with the Daleks.

When visiting the War Museum on Dulkis, Zoe was reminded of "the old atom test islands on Earth." At the same time, she was dismissive of the Quarks, claiming, "They're only robots."

In the White Void, Zoe was lured out of the TARDIS by seeing her home city on the TARDIS scanner screen. Having recognised the Karkus from the Hourly Telepress of the year 2000, Zoe was able to defeat him in unarmed combat and secure his loyalty. (DW: The Mind Robber) She used her programming skills to solve problems. Whilst helping the Doctor and Jamie deal with the Cybermen's invasion of Earth, Zoe destroyed the computer in the reception at International Electromatics. Determined to not be beaten by a "stupid tin box," Zoe gave the computer an insoluble program in ALGOL, and delighted in the computer's destruction. With her logic and mathematics, Zoe computed the attack pattern for missiles to set up a chain reaction to destroy the incoming Cyberships. Zoe, Jamie and the Second Doctor nearly died of suffocation when separated from the TARDIS by a mile of empty space.

Zoe's great knowledge and intellect were always evident, but never more so than when she was tested on the teaching machines used by the Krotons to teach and indoctrinate the Gonds. Having scored more than double the score of the best Gond students, Zoe declared the Doctor could certainly answer the questions too. (DW: The Krotons) Again using her computational and logic skills, Zoe, in further travels, worked out the trajectory of beacon segments to deduce that a band of space pirates must have their base on the planet Ta.

Eventually the Time Lords sent Zoe back to the Wheel, where she was met by Tanya Lernov. Having had her memory of her time with the Doctor and Jamie removed, other than her initial adventure with them on the Wheel, she was never aware that she had ever been away.

When the Second Doctor, accompanied by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, was sent to the Death Zone on Gallifrey, Zoe and Jamie appeared to the pair in the Dark Tower and warned the Doctor against going further in the direction he had chosen. Knowing the Time Lords had erased their memories of him, he realised that they must be an illusion. This was proven right and they both vanished.  



Third Doctor

Liz Shaw (Caroline John)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Stoke-on-Trent, London

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw - or simply Liz Shaw - was a civilian member of UNIT. An accomplished and beautiful scientist, Liz assisted the Third Doctor while there. This often involved her winding up in the same life-threatening situations as the Doctor. She was an accomplished scientist and an expert on meteorites. She had degrees in several disciplines, including physics and medicine.

Liz was drafted from the University of Cambridge by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart as a scientific advisor to UNIT. Lethbridge-Stewart did not know that the Doctor had arrived on Earth and would ably serve as UNIT's scientific advisor. Sceptical at first of UNIT's remit to defend the Earth against alien invasions, she changed her mind when she encountered the newly-regenerated Doctor. With him, she became involved in defeating the Nestene Consciousness and its animated plastic servants, the Autons.

Liz worked with the Doctor and UNIT through encounters with the Silurians, the rogue General Carrington and the Inferno Project.

On a fascist version of the Earth, the Doctor met a parallel version of Liz who had joined the military, Section Leader Elizabeth Shaw. This version of Liz probably died, along with most of the rest of the other Earth in volcanic explosions.

Liz's extensive training paled in comparison to the Doctor's own knowledge of the universe and scientific principles far beyond that of Earth's. Eventually, she resigned from UNIT and returned to Cambridge.

She reportedly told the Brigadier that all the Doctor needed was "someone to pass him his test tubes and tell him how brilliant he was." This feeling probably contributed to her decision to return to her own research.

Generally, Liz was the Third Doctor's laboratory assistant rather than his travelling companion. She joined him at a time when the Doctor was just beginning his exile on Earth. She expressed disbelief that the TARDIS was capable of flight when she first met the Doctor and remained incredulous for some time thereafter. To the extent that she travelled with him, it was in Bessie or by other, more conventional means. According to UNIT personnel in 2010, Liz was unable to attend the Eleventh Doctor's fake funeral, as she was at the UNIT Moonbase and could not return until the following Sunday.



Jo Grant (Katy Manning)

Species: Human

Place of origin: England

Josephine "Jo" Grant, later Josephine Jones, was a civilian employee of UNIT. When Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart decided that Jo could serve as the Third Doctor's research assistant during his exile on Earth, she became his companion.

She took an A-Level in general science, though she apparently did not pass. Nevertheless, she was accepted into employment at UNIT largely because of the influence of her uncle Jack Canning, who had a connection to the United Nations.

Jo met the Doctor when the Master was using the Nestene Consciousness to conquer Earth. Though the Doctor initially rejected Jo as scientifically incompetent, the Brigadier was correct in his assertion that what the Doctor needed was "someone to pass you your test tubes and tell you how brilliant you are". Even though Jo was hypnotised by the Master into bring a bomb into UNIT HQ in an attempt to blow up the Doctor, she proved her worth to him and they quickly became almost inseparable.

During her early service with UNIT, she met the Master several times, first when the Doctor and she visited Stangmoor Prison where the Keller Machine was being demonstrated.

When the Master lured Axos to Earth, she was one of the first people to see their true form. It held her prisoner with Bill Filer, and the Doctor. They escaped whilst the Master tried to turn Axonite against them.

When she first entered the TARDIS, the Time Lords piloted it to the planet Uxarieus to stop the Master from using the Doomsday Weapon.

After watching a TV programme about a archaeological dig in Devil's End, the Doctor and Jo visited the village. They found the Master there, trying to use a supernatural entity buried in the nearby Saxon mound. UNIT finally captured the Master.

The Doctor and Jo investigated "ghosts" at Auderly House. They were attacked by guerrillas from an alternate future ravaged by World War III and a Dalek occupation. While trying to break one of their time travel devices, Jo was taken to an alternate 22nd century. In her talks with the Controller, she unwittingly drew the guerrillas and the Doctor back to her era. The guerrillas helped the Doctor and Jo return to the 20th century and prevent World War III, which was originally started by the guerrilla Shura's misguided assassination of Sir Reginald Styles. At the Second World Peace Conference at Auderly House, she helped evacuate the delegates, undoing the damage.

One particular evening, Jo was dressed up, ready for a night on the town with Mike Yates. Her outfit proved to be lucky when the Doctor and she landed on the planet Peladon. Jo was introduced as an Earth princess — Josephine, Princess of Tardis — and she was dressed appropriately. Only those of royal blood were allowed in the conference chamber. King Peladon was smitten and proposed marriage. In the time the Doctor and she were on Peladon, Jo grew to like the King, but decided to return to her own planet. 

The Doctor and Jo decided to visit the Master in prison. Whilst there they discovered the Master had contacted a race of underwater reptiles, close cousins to the reptiles the Doctor saw with Liz Shaw.

Jo helped the Solonians in their persecution. She alerted the crew of the Hyperion to the Marshal of Solos' misdoings.

Jo learnt well with the Doctor. When he was unwilling to execute the time ram, she completed the action. She realised why the Doctor was reluctant, but saw the risk of not completing it.

When UNIT HQ was besieged by a force that even the Time Lords thought shouldn't exist, Jo travelled to a black hole to meet a Time Lord legend with her Doctor and the Second Doctor and was advised by First Doctor. At the conclusion of this adventure, the Time Lords rescinded the Doctor's exile on Earth, as well as restoring his knowledge of operating the TARDIS and time travel.

The Doctor tried to take her to Metebelis III but overshot and ended up materialising inside the compression field of a Miniscope on Inter Minor.

By the time of her next meeting with the Master, Jo had learnt to resist his hypnotism. She was continually accused of being a spy for Earth or Draconia.

After this meeting the Master, the Doctor fell unconscious. He still managed to send a telepathic message to the Time Lords, who piloted the TARDIS to follow the Dalek ship to Spiridon. After being infected by a indigenous plant, she helped the Thals defeat the the Dalek army being assembled on Spiridon.

The Third Doctor had gone to visit Metebelis III without her. Jo went to the Welsh village of Llanfairfach to meet with the activist and mycologist Professor Clifford Jones, whom she much admired from afar. Cliff lived at Wholeweal, an alternative community where he pursued his studies of mushrooms. Jo's show of independence had made the Doctor behave in a rather childish and hurt manner.

In the short time that UNIT were in Llanfairfach, Jo and Cliff fell in love. He reminded her of a younger version of the Doctor. Jo agreed to marry him and left UNIT. The Doctor was devastated by Jo's departure, drinking his champagne in one gulp. He left on his own after giving Jo a blue crystal from Metebelis III. Before Jo and Cliff left for the Amazon, she asked her uncle to get UN status for Wholeweal.

A few months later, the couple, who were already on their trip up the Amazon River, returned the crystal by mail because the expedition felt it brought them bad luck. Jo later tried to call the Doctor at UNIT to keep in touch, but was told that he had left, presumably after his regeneration into his fourth incarnation. Jo waited to see the Doctor again, but he never came. Jo lived with the Nambikwara tribe in Mato Grosso, Brazil for six months in 1983. The Doctor was aware of incidents where she lived in huts, climbed trees, tore down barricades, flew kites on Mount Kilimanjaro and sailed down the Yangtze River in a tea chest.

Jo and Cliff had seven children, twelve grandchildren and expecting a thirteenth. The Joneses led a life of environmental and political activism, including an incident in which Jo handcuffed herself to Robert Mugabe. 

Jo was told of the Doctor's death. She brought her grandson Santiago with her to the funeral at UNIT Base 5. There, she met and bonded with Sarah Jane Smith, another former companion of the Doctor. She seemed sad on learning the Doctor had returned to visit Sarah, but never her after she had left. Both doubted that the Doctor was truly dead.

They found that the Doctor had not died, but had been stranded on a deserted planet by the Shansheeth. Although knowing from her past experiences that the Doctor could change his appearance, she was initially taken aback to see how young he now appeared. She learned the Doctor had indeed kept track of her life, even though her constant "on the move" lifestyle had made it difficult for the TARDIS to pinpoint her. Reunited with the Doctor at last, Jo and Sarah Jane stopped the Shansheeth from stealing his TARDIS. Santiago and she set off to Norway by hovercraft.

Jo's first meeting with the Doctor didn't bode well. She mistook an important experiment for an accidental fire and ruined it by dousing it with a fire extinguisher. However, her failures fuelled her enthusiasm. She was determined to prove people wrong about her. When she recovered from the Master's hypnosis, she disobeyed orders and followed the Doctor to Luigi Rossini's circus. There she proved her competence by rescuing the Doctor.

Having been hypnotised by the Master once, Jo was able to resist his future attempts at hypnosis by reciting nursery rhymes.

Jo claimed to be a qualified agent, but she may have exaggerated this in the way she exaggerated her A-Levels. She said she took an A-Level in science, but later admitted, "I didn't say I passed." That said, there can be no doubt of Jo's abilities. She could ride a motorbike, use karate, pick locks, abseil and even pilot a helicopter - all of which came in very useful as the Doctor's assistant. These abilities combined with her enthusiasm made Jo an asset for UNIT.

Jo did not initially believe the Doctor when he said he was a time traveller. For much of her time with him, she thought his tinkering with bits of TARDIS was pointless. She may have been with the Doctor for as much as a year before she even stepped foot into the TARDIS. She was tentative during her first trip away from Earth. She repeatedly begged to be taken home before she realised that the Doctor could not do so. After the Doctor coaxed her, she did step out of the TARDIS and into her first adventure on another world.

Whilst Jo was certainly a member of the team, her individualism made her stand out in UNIT and her desire to follow her own instincts and speak her mind made the Doctor and her close. Near the end of her time with UNIT, Jo told the Brigadier that she was going to Llanfairfach even if it meant resigning.

Although she had been aware of the Doctor's ability to regenerate, she was sceptical when she met his eleventh incarnation at the fake funeral the Shansheeth held for him. She accepted his new form after confirming he knew everything that "her" Doctor had told her and knew about her.


Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Foxgrove, England

Sarah Jane Smith, occasionally rendered Sarah-Jane Smith, was an investigative journalist who travelled with the Doctor in his third and fourth incarnations. She reunited with him in his tenth incarnation and had adventures with him and his immediate successor. Sarah Jane met nine of the Doctor's incarnations in total: those already mentioned and the First, Second, Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors. Due to her experiences with the Doctor, she was entrusted with the task of protecting Earth from hostile extraterrestrials and helping peaceful aliens. She shared these adventures with her young companions/surrogate family.

Sarah Jane Smith was born in May 1951 in the village of Foxgrove under the astrological sign of Taurus. On 18 August 1951 her parents, Barbara and Eddie Smith, abandoned her in her pram and drove off in their car to protect the world from the Trickster. The Trickster had nearly tricked the adult version of Sarah Jane into allowing him to manifest and conquer Earth. A few minutes later on a country lane, Eddie and Barbara drove into a tractor and were killed. Sarah Jane was raised by her aunt, Lavinia Smith, a virologist.

Young Sarah Jane developed a fear of clowns because of an old clown puppet that had belonged to her aunt Lavinia. It hung in her bedroom and stared down at her as she slept. It seemed to move in thunderstorms. Later in her life, Sarah Jane learned it had been manipulated by the Pied Piper to induce coulrophobia in her for their future encounter. This fear stayed with her for most of her life. On 13 July 1964, Sarah Jane was on a school outing with her best friend Andrea Yates. Andrea slipped off a pier to her death. The Trickster later altered this event to create a timeline in which Sarah Jane died rather than Andrea. Many years later, this doomed the planet Earth. In the normal timeline, the event changed Sarah, impressing on her the importance of life. She never forgot Andrea. She also met one of her future companions, Maria Jackson, due to Krislok's blunder and was given a vague warning about Andrea's death before being taken hostage again. Memories of this may have been why Sarah Jane later gave Maria the puzzle box.

Sarah began doorstepping when she was nineteen years old. When she began in journalism, her editor was Lionel Carson. He had romantic feelings for her that she did not reciprocate.

While working for Metropolitan magazine, Sarah posed as her aunt (who was away in the United States at the time) to infiltrate a UNIT-controlled facility where scientists had gone missing. She met Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and UNIT's unpaid scientific advisor, the Third Doctor. Suspicious of the Doctor's activities, Sarah Jane stowed away in his TARDIS. She was roughly twenty-three at this time, by her own account.

Sarah Jane travelled to 13th century England. She defeated a Sontaran called Linx who had kidnapped the scientists at the facility to this timezone.

The Doctor and Sarah arrived in 1970s London to find it had been evacuated because of dinosaurs. The dinosaurs were brought to London by a time machine in a plan to revert London to a pre-technological level. The masterminds behind the scheme, Whitaker and Grover, were accidentally transported to pre-historic Earth.

Mysteriously drained of all power, the TARDIS landed on the planet Exxilon. There, they encountered Marine Space Corps members seeking Parrinium, a cure for a space-plague. The Daleks also landed for the same purpose. The Doctor and the Daleks discovered the Great City of the Exxilons, a large city with a power-disrupting tower preventing technology from working. The Doctor sought to disrupt its functions and remove the power-disrupting facility. The Daleks ordered humans to place bombs around the city's central tower to destroy it. The city was destroyed, as was the Dalek spaceship.

The Doctor and Sarah finally arrived on Florana in 5968, just as the Chelonian Empire was to sign a treaty with humanity. The Doctor was mistaken for one of the delegates and Sarah went sunbathing. She overheard two Chelonians discussing how one had poisoned the Emperor's drink. Sarah went to warn the delegates, but the guards would not let her pass.

The Doctor took Sarah to Peladon during the reign of Queen Thalira. A labour dispute between Pel nobility and miners worsened when apparitions of their deity, Aggedor, attacked and killed several miners. The Galactic Federation desperately needed Trisilicate for its war against Galaxy 5. They sent in brutal Ice Warriors to ensure production. The Doctor brought the miners and ruling class together and they fought the Ice Warriors and rebuilt Peladon.

At the request of Mike Yates, Sarah investigated a Buddhist meditation centre which was being influenced by the Eight Legs of Metebelis III. When the Doctor journeyed to the cave of the Great One on Metebelis III to return a Metebelis Crystal he had stolen, his body was wracked by deadly radiation. While he was dying and his TARDIS was lost in the Time Vortex, Sarah Jane and the Brigadier awaited his return for three weeks. Sarah believed he had died, but the Brigadier kept faith. As the Doctor's TARDIS returned to UNIT HQ, he stumbled out and regenerated before them into his next incarnation.

Immediately after his regeneration, the Fourth Doctor was put under the care of UNIT physician Harry Sullivan. Sarah, the Doctor and Harry became involved in an investigation which resulted in a confrontation with a giant robot. After the robot and its power-hungry controllers were defeated, Sarah agreed eagerly to continue travelling with the Doctor to other adventures in time and space. Harry Sullivan went skeptically with them.

Sarah's first trip with this Doctor was sidetracked when Harry interfered with the console controls. Instead of landing on the Moon as intended, the TARDIS materialised on Space Station Nerva in the far future, where humanity had been cryogenically suspended to await Earth's recovery from solar flares. However, the Wirrn posed a threat. They wished to use the humans as food and incubators for their kind. Luckily, Noah, a human converted to a Wirrn, retained his humanity and tricked the Wirrn into a suicide. On behalf of the space station, the Doctor went down to Earth with Harry and Sarah Jane to fix the relay. They found the Sontaran Styre and quickly dealt with him to ensure humanity could resettle Earth. Fixing the relay allowed the Doctor to attempt to return to the space station.

Before they got there, however, the Time Lords sent them on a mission to intervene in the creation of the Daleks. The Doctor was either to prevent it or to induce the Daleks to develop into less dangerous creatures. Sarah was captured by the Thals and put to work in a labour camp. She made friends with one of her fellow prisoners, Sevrin, a Muto, who aided her in her escape and against the Daleks. Although the Doctor was morally unable to commit genocide by destroying the entire race, he delayed the Daleks' advancement.

After departing Skaro, the Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane ended up on Space Station Nerva when it orbited Jupiter. While waiting for the TARDIS to catch up with them, the Doctor was involved with stopping a Cyberman attack on Voga, the planet of gold. He stopped them from blowing it up and saved Sarah Jane from the fatal bite of a Cybermat.

When the Doctor was called back to Earth, Sarah Jane reunited with the Brigadier and Sergent Benton. The Zygons were trying to bring the legendary Loch Ness monster under their control, but were stopped. Sarah bid goodbye to Harry, who wished to return to UNIT.

Sarah found they had landed on Zeta Minor instead. There, they battled anti-matter monsters.

While still trying to get back to UNIT, Sarah Jane encouraged the Doctor to resign from his position if he was getting tired of working for them. However, they ended up getting involved with stopping Sutekh from escaping his prison on planet Mars. They succeeded in aging the villain to death in mid-transfer to Earth.

They landed in Devesham, a town she had done interviews in. However, they were not on Earth at all but Oseidon. The Kraals had replaced the populace with androids and were planning to take over Earth. With the help of UNIT, the aliens were stopped.

The TARDIS was forced to land on Karn. Sarah Jane was temporarily blinded by the Sisterhood of Karn when they accused the Doctor and her of being thieves sent to take the Elixir of Life. She helped the Doctor defeat the resurrected Time Lord Morbius and was allowed to give the Doctor some of the elixir to save his life. Their next adventure had them battling the Krynoids, a plant-like species who planned to conquer Earth.

Their second to last adventure had them fighting the Mandragora Helix and its servants in Italy, 1492. They befriended Duke Giuliano and helped him keep his throne while his evil uncle was killed by the servants of the Helix, who had become energy beings. Draining them of their power, Sarah and the Doctor departed.

Sarah Jane was possessed by the Kastrian Eldrad, who forced her to take his severed hand to a nuclear power station to regenerate into a form based on her. After taking the alien back to its home planet and tipping it into a pit when it planned to conquer Earth, Sarah Jane and the Doctor returned to the TARDIS to continue travelling. However, she had become tired of how the Doctor barely paid attention to her emotional distress.

After many trips with her, the Fourth Doctor received a summons to return to Gallifrey, his home world. He told her then that they had to part company because humans weren't allowed on the planet. He tried to leave her near her flat in South Croydon, but mistakenly left her in Aberdeen, Scotland, instead.

Some time later, a Time Scoop removed her to the Death Zone on Gallifrey. She took part in the Games of Rassilon and reunited with the Doctor's third incarnation. She met the First, Second, and Fifth Doctor (though she was confused as to who the Fifth Doctor was, which the Third Doctor promised to explain later), and introduced herself to Tegan Jovanka. Sarah also had a reunion with the Brigadier and briefly met Susan Foreman and Turlough.

K9 broke down and Sarah Jane couldn't find anyone to fix him because of his advanced technology.

At some time Sarah permanently moved from South Croydon to 13 Bannerman Road in Ealing.

During Christmas 2006, Sarah witnessed the Sycorax invasion, in which she suspected the Doctor's involvement.

In 2007, Sarah Jane investigated strange goings-on at Deffry Vale High School, leading her to an encounter with the Doctor in his tenth incarnation. She met the Doctor's current companion, Rose Tyler, and after initial animosity, competition, and jealousy, bonded with the young woman. During this incident, where she helped foil the Krillitanes' attempts to crack the Skasis Paradigm using their mind-altering oil on the children, K9 Mark III was repaired by the Doctor. Shortly after, K9 sacrificed his life by blowing up the school with the Krillitanes inside.

Sarah Jane declined an offer to join the TARDIS, but helped convince the Doctor to take on Mickey Smith as a companion. The Doctor left her K9 Mark IV as a replacement. Sarah Jane came to terms with her inability to move on with her life and left the Doctor's company with newfound confidence. He also gave her a sonic lipstick and a watch to scan for alien life hidden in a compartment in Mark IV.

She chose to help the Earth by quietly opposing those aliens hostile to it and welcoming those who would befriend it. Her philosophy of alien contact stood in stark contrast to UNIT and the Torchwood Institute, whom she believed tended go in "all guns blazing". K9's unique abilities forced their separation. He became involved in a long-term project to stabilise an artificial black hole. Amongst the residents of Bannerman Road, she was viewed as a quiet and unsociable neighbour. Kelsey Hooper, though likely exaggerating, described her as a "mad woman".

Some time after her encounter with the Doctor, a geologist friend found, near the site of the Krakatoa eruption, an alien crystal, around which she built a computer which she named Mr Smith. Mr Smith had information on many alien species and could contact any computer in the world.

The chronology of this remains a little uncertain, though it seems to have happened after K9 Mark IV went off to stabilise the black hole, which would   set it, for Sarah Jane, at some point after the incident with the Krillitanes but before meeting the Bane.

The Bane invasion changed Sarah's life dramatically; previously, she was a slightly cold woman who lived alone, and after she had a family, both literally, in the case of Luke, and figuratively, in the case of Maria. In 2008, its events exposed her secrets to her young neighbour, Maria Jackson, who had moved into 36 Bannerman Road. With "the archetype", a human boy artificially created by Bane technology, they defeated the Bane Mother. In the aftermath, Sarah Jane adopted the boy, re-naming him Luke. Sarah was no longer content to live alone and chose to include Maria and Luke in her adventures.

She enrolled Luke at Park Vale School, which Maria also attended. At Park Vale Luke met Clyde Langer, who became a friend of his and Maria's. However, she soon found somethng was amiss in the school due the rapid decay of the food there. She soon learned that a branch of the Slitheen had infiltrated the school to use a device they had tricked Luke into partially reworking to drain the sun. However, the device could not handle the power of the sun and exploded, taking some Slitheen with it while others escaped.

Sarah Jane next investigated the sighting of a nun at a retirement home. There she met Bea Nelson-Stanley, whom she learned had encounters with aliens just like her. She was also hiding a key to a portal that allowed the paracitic Gorgons to invade. Though she was nearly made into its new host, Sarah Jane succeeding in closing the portal and giving the key back to Bea as a memento of her deceased husband.  

When teenagers began vanishing during random storms, Sarah Jane found that they were being kidnapped by General Kudlak to fight in the Ghost Wars. However, the trouble was actualy caused by the Mistress, a computer that lied to Kudlak about the war's end. Returnng the children he recently had taken back to Earth, Sarah Jane allowed him to leave in peace and search for the other children he had sent away.

Her fate was later switched with Andrea Yates' own by the Trickster, making Earth vulnerable to an incoming meteor. However, when Andrea rejected the Trickster's offer and agreed to die as she had been supposed to, Sarah Jane was able to save Earth from the meteor with Mr Smith's help. Maria's father Alan learned of her secret life and offered his computer tech expertise when they needed assistance.

When a news report showed Luke to be a missing boy belonging to a couple, Sarah Jane was forced to give him up. However, it turned out it was a plot by the Slitheen, who were posing as the humans claiming to be Luke's parents, and Mr Smith, who wished to free his fellow Xyloks from inside the Earth. As the Slitheen were double-crossed by Mr Smith, they helped her and Mr Jackson get to Mr Smith and re-programme him.

When the Daleks transported Earth to the Medusa Cascade in 2009, Sarah Jane worked with Torchwood Three to call the Tenth Doctor by having Mr Smith make every telephone on Earth ring the Doctor's TARDIS. She reluctantly left her son behind and was confronted by two Daleks. She again met Mickey Smith and made the acquaintance of Jackie Tyler, who saved her from the Daleks, and was then transported to the Dalek base, the Crucible. In the heart of the Crucible, she once more met Davros and, working with Jack Harkness, threatened to destroy the Crucible with a warp star she owned. After the defeat of the Daleks, she helped to pilot the TARDIS and bring the Earth back home and said another farewell to the Doctor, commenting that, although he often spoke of being lonely, his wide range of companions gave him essentially the largest family on Earth.

Again with Luke, Clyde, and Maria, she saw off the Sontaran known as Kaagh (the last survivor of the Sontaran invasion of Earth) who wanted to take Sarah Jane back to Sontar to stand trial in the Tenth Doctor's stead. During that adventure, Maria announced that her father had a job offer to move to America and had decided to let him take it. Six weeks later, she moved out.Shortly afterwards, Rani Chandra, an aspiring teenage journalist, and her parents Gita and Haresh moved into Maria's former address and joined Luke and Clyde in defeating a child-stealing energy entity which had inspired the Pied Piper myth. Reluctantly, Sarah took Rani into the team. The entity thrived off of Sarah's fears of clowns which started one night in childhood. She overcame her fear because of her love for Luke overpowering it when he was kidnapped by the entity. With Clyde's jokes weakening the entity, she forced it back into a piece of the meteor it came from.

She later went to a show done by Martin Trueman, who correctly guessed her past with the Doctor. This made her curious as to how he knew this. The eventual realization was that he had been chosen as the host for the Ancient Lights, a consciousness that came from the universe before this one, and wished to control this universe. She tried to save Trueman when the Lights were foiled, but he choose to be absorbed by them and leave Earth.

She later went to search for an alien in hospital, leaving Mr Smith shut down and notes for her companions not to touch alien artifacts in her attic. It was during this time Rani found the Berserker pendant and left it there, only for Clyde's dad to take it and nearly turn into a berseker from using the pendant to get whatever he wanted. Sarah Jane returned just in time as Clyde had been forced to forget Luke, Rani and his own mother. They returned Paul to normal and got rid of the pendant.

Returning a boy to his home time through a time fissure, Sarah Jane found the other side led to Foxgrove in 1951. She wished to meet her parents and did so, but broke down their car to prevent them from dying. However, once the Trickster appeared and revealed it had all been a part of his plan to manifest corporeally, Sarah Jane repaired the car and sent her parents off, now feeling immensely proud of them.

Later, Mrs Wormwood returned to Earth alongside the Sontaran Kaagh in an attempt to summon Horath, the immortal tyrant of the Dark Empire. With help from Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and due to infighting between Kaagh and Mrs Wormwood, they were able to stop this apocalypse and trap the duo between dimensions. This was the last time Sarah Jane would meet the Brigadier in person for a while.

Sarah Jane and her friends fought Androvax, a Veil who possessed her body to gain access to nanobots to build a spaceship to leave Earth. However, thanks to Luke, Rani, and Clyde, as well as a Judoon, she got it back and learned the Judoon had "grounded" Rani and Clyde to Earth for impeding his search. She and the gang also helped a lonely alien named Eve get back to her Ship and fly away with her friends. Ship absorbed the energy from the black hole K9 was guarding to take off, bringing him back to Sarah Jane's side. She was also temporarily removed from existence by Ship, who was damaged and did not bother to correct its mistake, until Adam, Eve's son, reversed the damage in the future.

Sarah Jane later met Peter Dalton and they got engaged, much to Luke, Rani, and Clyde's surprise. At her wedding she had two very special, uninvited guests, her greatest ally and arch enemy. She was teleported to limbo by the Trickster and separated from her companions and the Doctor. She had to allow Peter to sacrifice himself to defeat the Trickster. She had genuinely been in love with Peter and when she and the others returned to Earth, she was left heartbroken. She was checked up on by Luke, Clyde, and Rani as well as the Doctor, who allowed Sarah Jane's gang to have a look inside the TARDIS. She then bid another farewell to the Doctor in the manner of their original departure. (SJA: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith) Invited by Celeste Rivers to partake in a search for the ghosts of those taken by the spirit Erasmus Darkening, Sarah Jane found that he was not a ghost, but an alien who had become trapped between dimensions due to Lord Marchwood damaging the machine he was using to try to get home. Sarah Jane destroyed him and the machine, allowing those trapped by Darkening to finally pass on. The Mona Lisa came to life shortly after Sarah Jane and Luke argued for the first time about typical teenage habits. Sarah Jane was temporarily trapped in a painting by the Mona Lisa, but was freed after her companions tricked the painting and destroyed her "brother".

Later Sarah Jane attempted to thwart another Slitheen plot which threatened the Earth. Despite the best efforts of Luke, Rani, Clyde, K9, and her, the Slitheen could not be stopped. Fortunately members of the Blathereen family arrived in time to stop the Slitheen. They tricked Sarah Jane into accepting a gift: a Rakweed plant. It mutated overnight and began to spread across London, threatening to kill anyone infected by its spores. Luke was the first to inhale the spores and almost died. Fortunately a way for Mr Smith to destroy the Rakweed was discovered, but Sarah Jane was forced to kill the Blathereen, an act she immediately regretted.

Luke told Sarah Jane that he would be doing his A levels a year early whilst she was held captive by a Slitheen. Rani and Clyde quickly defeated the Slitheen with a bucket of vinegar and Sarah Jane said Luke should go to university.After the incident with the Master Race, Sarah Jane asked Mr. Smith to create a cover story so that no one would suspect more alien activity, using a fake story of the wi-fi system suffering a major technical malfunction all around the world that caused everyone to have hallucinations. She was later told by Luke that the Doctor had arrived and saved his life. She watched as he waved goodbye before entering the TARDIS, and smiled tearily (after several failed attempts), showing signs of knowing what was about to happen, having witnessed it once before.  When the time came, Luke passed his A Levels with flying colours, as Sarah Jane expected. Luke was then plagued by nightmares caused by the extradimensional Nightmare Man entity. Despite not being able to help, Sarah Jane was amazed that Luke, Clyde, and Rani entered the same nightmare to be together and defeat him by overcoming their fears, trapping the Nightmare Man in Clyde's nightmare of an older version of herself bragging about Luke. Alive and well, Luke left for the University of Oxford along with K9 in Sarah Jane's old car, a Volkswagen Beetle named Ethel, that she had given him after the repairs had been finished.

Although Luke was no longer with Sarah Jane, Clyde and Rani stayed behind and the trio continued to have adventures in 2010. Androvax returned to Sarah Jane and asked for her help. Along with the Men in Black, they saved Earth from hyperdimensional cataclysm, allowing Androvax to leave Earth without destroying it and find a new home planet for the remnants of the Veil species.

She received word from UNIT that the Doctor had died and that they were taking charge of his funeral with the Shansheeth. However, Sarah Jane was skeptical about this as she believed that she would feel something if the Doctor died. She also met her immediate predecessor as the Doctor's companion, Jo Jones, and bonded over memories of their travels with the Doctor; Jo was just as skeptical. When it was revealed the Shansheeth had lied about the Doctor's death, Sarah was shocked to come face to face with the Doctor in his newest body. She and Jo were soon captured by the Shansheeth so their memories could be used to create a new TARDIS key via a Memory Weave. With the help of the Doctor, the two women overloaded the machine and hid in a lead-lined coffin as it self-destructed. After this, she used "TARDIS" as a search word and learned about other ex-companions working to help make Earth a better place. "With friends like us, he's (the Doctor's legacy) not really going to die, is he?"

Sarah Jane was teleported to a sub-dimension along with the rest of humanity by the Automatons. Clyde and Rani remained on Earth due to their grounding by the Judoon and they solved the mystery, returning alien king Gavin back home after he ordered the return of the human race. Sarah Jane told Clyde and Rani how proud she was of them and after having Mr Smith fix the records that Gavin moved to Australia, got pizza for her young friends to celebrate their first successful adventure without her.

Soon after, the Bannerman Road gang investigated a shop owned by a mysterious shopkeeper who transported Sarah Jane, Clyde, and Rani to three different moments in time to obtain pieces of chronosteel using a time window. Arriving in 1889, Sarah Jane met a young woman named Emily Morris who was investigating a haunted house. They discovered the house was melding with its future self and saw two children locked in a room on fire. This was how Emily had lost her mother nine weeks earlier. Under Sarah Jane's guidance, Emily used her fear to travel through time and open the door, saving the children and obtaining the chronosteel key. Sarah Jane took the key and began to teleport back to 2010, but Emily wanted Sarah Jane to stay with her and took the key, inadvertently sending Sarah Jane back to the future empty handed. However Emily passed the key down to her granddaughter, Angela Price, who gave it to the Shopkeeper. He stabilized the time window and teleported away, saying his parrot's work was done. Sarah Jane then had a cup of tea and chat with Angela to learn more about Emily and Angela.

Sarah Jane and the gang met Ruby White, a woman who supposedly defended the Earth like Sarah Jane. Sarah Jane thought she was getting too old to continue defending the planet and passed her duties on to Ruby. It turned out Ruby was a Qetesh, a member of a race that drained life force through emotion and excitement, and she had been draining Sarah Jane whenever they met. Ruby handcuffed Sarah Jane next to her stomach — a separate part of her being — and left her in a cellar to drain her life force directly. She was eventually set free by Clyde, Rani, and Luke who had come back from university to defeat Ruby, using her artificial intelligence to show every human on the planet a hologram of a meteor headed towards them, causing Ruby to absorb over 6 billion thrills. Ruby's stomach was destroyed and all of the life force she had stolen from Sarah Jane returned. Sarah Jane then used Ruby's teleport bracelet to warp the Qetesh back to her prison ship where she belonged.

 In 2011, a baby was left on Sarah Jane's doorstep. She named the young girl Sky. The baby caused power fluctuations around Bannerman Road. Sarah Jane and Rani investigated a crash site for a supposed meteor the previous night, where she meet Professor Rivers again. When they found that Clyde and Sky had been taken to a power plant by Sky's mother, Miss Myers, she saw Sky's transformation from baby to a pre-teen. Rani and Clyde deactivated the core of the power station, foiling Miss Myers plot to bring the entire Metalkind species to Earth that would have caused Sky to detonate and destroy them all, as per her purpose. When Miss Myers and the Metalkind had left Earth at supposed the cost of Sky's electrical powers, the gang returned to Bannerman Road where Sarah Jane decided to adopt her after learning that it was the Shopkeeper and Captain who left the child with her as the Shopkeeper explained in person.

Sarah Jane enroled Sky in Park Vale Comprehensive School the day it rained fish. Sarah Jane, along with the other people important in Clyde's life, was put under Hetocumtek's curse making her turn against Clyde and tell him he was to stay away from her. The curse on her was later broken with the help of Sky who urged her and Rani to remember what Clyde meant to them. She and the rest of the gang reunited with Clyde and together defeated Hetocumtek, lifting the curse. Sarah Jane helped Clyde look for his new friend but they later learned that she had already left London on a haulage truck. 

As she was one of the top three journalists in the United Kingdom, Sarah Jane was invited to the rehearsal of the launch of the SerfBoard by Joseph Serf. However, she found that Serf's assistant, John Harrison, was actually the one pulling the strings and Serf himself was a hologram controled by enslaved Skullions. With the help of her two children and one of the former cleaning staff, Adriana, Sarah Jane managed to sink John's plans by using the hologram's hypnotism on the audience to convince them that the computer was rubbish. After John was teleported away with the escaping Skullions, Sarah Jane recommended Adriana join UNIT as her kind-heartedness towards friendly aliens was just what they needed; she said mentioning her name would ensure good pay. Sarah Jane and her gang continued to have adventures, defend Earth, and save countless lives. Statues were raised in their honour and they left behind a legacy that lasted forever.

At some point between 2011 and 2059, Sarah Jane left her house to Rani Chandra and her family.


As a companion, Sarah Jane was confident, courageous, compassionate and inquisitive. She had a sharp mind and tongue. She was also something of a feminist; she was infuriated when the Third Doctor asked her to make coffee and she often sparred verbally with fellow companion Harry Sullivan over his old-fashioned and unintentionally patronising attitude towards her. Her feminism was more practical than fanatical and did not get in the way of close friendships with Harry and the Doctor himself.

Sarah Jane shared a strong rapport with the Doctor. Her later life was shaped by her finding him a tough act to follow. She stopped short of saying she had fallen in love with him, though several of her exchanges with him after their reunion and the context of one of her conversations with Rose, strongly implied she had developed deep feelings for him. However, her relationship with the Doctor was said to be more than a romance. Despite the passage of time, she maintained her can-do personality. After reuniting with the Doctor, she remained a close friend of his.

During her time defending Earth with her young friends, Sarah Jane was a motherly and excellent leader. She was very protective of her young allies and blamed herself when they got into trouble. This made her rather cold and secretive to strangers but her gang helped her open up to others. She adored her young friends, considering them her family.

She was essentially to them what the Doctor was to her: an older, wiser mentor.

Sarah Jane was extremely proud of Luke and loved him, calling him the most important thing in the universe. When she met Jo Jones, they became very fond of each other. They hugged and even high-fived. She didn't think babies cute but rather rubbery. She considered the lives of homeless people to be the most alien of all and was saddened that many people did not know because they did not want to.

She was fiercely opposed to violence and killing and showed sympathy to her enemies like Martin Truman, the Slitheen-Blathereen and even Androvax, as they simply did these things, not because they were bad, but because they were hurt or felt inferior.

This went hand in hand with her strong mind. She disliked the military, including UNIT and Torchwood, but remained a friend of the Brigadier and felt that her gang could not defeat a Sontaran or the Dark Hoard but knew UNIT could.

Rani once pointed out to the Tenth Doctor that Sarah Jane didn't like being called just "Sarah", though he replied, "She does by me". Indeed, during her years travelling in the TARDIS the Doctor, along with a few other individuals such as Harry and Mike Yates, referred to her many times simply as "Sarah".



Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

General — formerly Brigadier — Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (often called the Brigadier or the Brig or Lethbridge-Stewart, mostly by the Fourth Doctor) was one of the founders of UNIT and commander of its UK operations. From his second incarnation onwards, notwithstanding some early tension between the two at the start of his third incarnation, the Doctor long considered the Brigadier one of his most trusted human allies and closest friends.

He began his military career around 1953 and attended Sandhurst Military Academy with Major General Rutlidge.

He joined the Scots Guards and was stationed for a time at Aldgate.

Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart was the second commander of the British Army forces opposing the Great Intelligence's assault on London. He replaced the deceased Colonel Pemberton. He was the sole survivor of a Robot Yeti assault at Holborn before heading down to the London Underground to take command. Lethbridge-Stewart met the Second Doctor. Lethbridge-Stewart showed a quick, decisive manner and a ready acceptance of events, even believing the story about the TARDIS from the start. The Colonel went to the government and pitched the idea of a permanent military intelligence group with rapid-reaction capability to investigate alien and other unusual phenomena that threatened the nation. This was turned down. He risked his career by petitioning the United Nations to form such a group. UNIT was organised and Lethbridge-Stewart was promoted to Brigadier and appointed head of the United Kingdom branch.

Four years after the Yeti invasion, UNIT investigated the mysterious activities of electronics industrialist Tobias Vaughn. Vaughn was allied with the Cybermen in their attempt to conquer Earth. With the help of the Second Doctor, the Brigadier and his men thwarted them.

When the Doctor was forced to regenerate into his third incarnation and exiled to 20th century Earth by the Time Lords, the Brigadier took on the new Doctor as UK UNIT's scientific advisor.

The new Doctor and he lacked the easy rapport they had enjoyed during the Doctor's previous incarnation. Their relationship was further strained when Lethbridge-Stewart set off explosive charges around the Wenley Moor Silurian colony after promising the Doctor he had no hostile intentions towards them. The Doctor considered this murder, if not genocide.

Lethbridge-Stewart oversaw UNIT when it provided security for a World Peace Conference, while the Doctor investigated an unusual machine at Stangmoor Prison. However, both their jobs coincided, as the Master had devised an elaborate plan to disrupt the conference, first through an assassination attempt and then through a hostage situation at the prison. With the Doctor trapped inside, the Brigadier and UNIT infiltrated Stangmoor to retake control and rescue the hostages. However, the Master's allies within the prison hijacked a missile as well. Due to some careful bargaining by the Doctor, the Master was distracted enough for UNIT to destroy the Machine and the missile, although the Master managed to escape.

While in talks over an international incident, the Brigadier arranged an investigation about the "ghost" that delegate Sir Reginald Styles had apparently met at Auderly House before the delegates arrived for the World Peace Conference. After the Doctor drove off in the Brigadier's Land Rover to follow some 22nd century guerilla fighters, the Brigadier took part in the Conference.

The Doctor returned from the 22nd century and helped the Brigadier evacuate the building, as Shura's dalekanium bomb would have killed all the delegates inside, sparking off World War III.

The Doctor's formal ties with UNIT gradually faded, all the more so in his fourth incarnation, though he left the Brigadier a space-time telegraph to contact him. Even so, he was openly resentful when the Brigadier used it to summon him back to Earth.

The Brigadier was attending an anniversary reunion of UNIT when, with the Second Doctor, he was captured and transported to the Death Zone on Gallifrey.

By the 1990s, Lethbridge-Stewart had married his second wife, Doris, with whom he had had a memorable holiday years before.

The Brigadier came out of retirement briefly to help UNIT and its new commander, Brigadier Winifred Bambera, deal with an invasion from a parallel universe by the sorceress Morgaine. Once again, he met the Doctor, now in his seventh incarnation. Together they defeated Morgaine. Lethbridge-Stewart distinguished himself during these events, singlehandedly taking on the Destroyer and dispatching him, armed only with a revolver loaded with silver bullets.

Lethbridge-Stewart was knighted. He continued his association with UNIT and with Sarah Jane Smith. He formally announced the true purpose of UNIT at a press conference without first telling anyone he would do so.

During the Sontaran invasion of Earth in 2009, Colonel Mace mentioned that Sir Alistair had been stranded in Peru during a mission when the Tenth Doctor wished he was around. Colonel Mace took no offence to the Doctor wishing for him instead of Mace, saying that Lethbridge-Stewart was a good man. Shortly after returning to England, Sarah Jane wanted his help to break into the Black Archive, a UNIT base which housed artefacts of great danger and power. He did so but was interrupted in his brief with Major Cal Kilburne. He helped Sarah Jane and Rani Chandra smuggle themselves into the Black Archive to get the Tunguska Scroll for the Bane called Mrs Wormwood, who claimed she wanted it for honourable purposes. As he escaped with Sarah Jane he was chased by UNIT officers. He killed Major Kilburne, who was actually a Bane himself. He would have attended Sarah Jane's aborted wedding to Peter Dalton, but he was back in Peru at the time.  At some point during his prolonged regeneration, the Tenth Doctor visited

the Brigadier. As of late 2010, Lethbridge-Stewart was still on assignment in Peru and could not attend the Eleventh Doctor's staged funeral. Towards the end of his life, Lethbridge-Stewart was living in a nursing home. He enjoyed telling stories about the Doctor and still hoped to see him one last time. He always asked the nurses to pour an extra brandy in case he came to visit. Sadly, Sir Alistair passed away peacefully in his bed before he could see the Doctor again. A few months later, a nurse informed the Eleventh Doctor of his recent death.


Sergeant John Benton (John Levene)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

John Benton was a member of UNIT, serving before, during, and after the Third Doctor's exile on Earth. He was promoted from Corporal to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1, holding the post of Regimental Sergeant Major. One source says that he later achieved the rank of Lieutenant. Benton was a corporal when he met the Doctor for the first time, though he was doing surveillance work rather than serving in uniform. He helped the Second Doctor against the Cybermen and Tobias Vaughn.

At some time before the loss of Mars Probe 7, Benton had been promoted to Sergeant. (DW: The Ambassadors of Death) This was the rank he held throughout the Third Doctor's exile and beyond. He quickly formed a close working relationship with the Doctor, Captain Mike Yates and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Lethbridge-Stewart, in fact, often called Benton rather than Yates when an order needed to be carried out.

Benton was a down-to-earth British infantryman and non-commissioned officer — reliable, uncomplicated and with a good dose of common sense. When the Doctor asked him if he was going to comment that his TARDIS was bigger on the inside than on the outside as everyone did, Benton's classic reply was, "Well, that's pretty obvious, isn't it?" Despite not understanding what the Doctor was doing or any of his explanations, Benton always took the Doctor at his word and trusted him implicitly. He was loyal, not just to the rank but also to the people he worked with and disobeyed orders when necessary to help them.

Little is known of his personal life at this time. It seems Benton was single. He was preparing for a dancing date with his sister when a crisis with Azal interrupted his plans. He flirted briefly with Jo Grant[source needed] and Sarah Jane Smith,  though as far as is known, this never progressed beyond good-natured banter. Benton had some memorable experiences in UNIT. He fought Daleks and Ogrons from an alternate timeline. The Master's TOMTIT machine regressed him to a baby. When restored to adult form, he appeared before his UNIT colleagues stark naked. Benton also worked with the current Doctor and his previous incarnation whom the Time Lords had called in to help against Omega. Benton was delighted with the reunion. It was during these events that Benton travelled for the first and only trip in the TARDIS — namely, the short journey to Omega's HQ.

Shortly after the return of the Doctor to Earth and his regeneration into his fourth incarnation, Benton was promoted to Warrant Officer — a rank which entitled him to be addressed as "Mister". As a Regimental Sergeant Major, Benton helped against the Zygons. He was stationed at the Space Defence Station at Devesham during the Kraals' attempted invasion of Earth, where he was replaced by one of Styggron's android duplicates.


Mike Yates (Richard Franklin)

Species: Human

Place of origin: England

Captain Michael Alexander Raymond Yates (commonly known as Mike Yates) worked alongside Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sgt. Benton and the Third Doctor in UNIT.

Yates was cool under fire, efficient, and both gave and carried out orders with a minimum of fuss. Despite his somewhat aristocratic demeanour, he had a good rapport with his men, although he did remind Benton on occasion that "rank has its privileges". He was attracted to the Doctor's assistant Jo Grant.

The chain of events leading to Yates's retirement from UNIT started when, while working undercover, he was hypnotised by the computer BOSS. The Doctor used the Metebelis crystal to break the mind control. Yates's brush with ecological disaster apparently made him very concerned about the future of the planet. He was easily recruited by Sir Charles Grover into the secret Operation Golden Age project, which would have reverted the whole of Earth to prehistoric times. The conspiracy was thwarted by the Doctor. In return for his past service to UNIT, the Brigadier allowed Yates to take medical leave and quietly resign. 

Mike later decided to go to a Buddhist meditation centre to find solace. Here, he uncovered strange events, which he reported to Sarah Jane Smith, since he felt that UNIT would consider him untrustworthy. Sarah communicated this to the Doctor. Through it all, the Doctor still considered him an ally.



Fourth Doctor

Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

See entry under Third Doctor


Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter)

Species: Human

Place of origin: England

Surgeon Lieutenant Harry Sullivan was a Royal Navy surgeon in the employ of UNIT. He was also for a time the companion of the Fourth Doctor. He later worked for NATO and MI5.

After he had joined UNIT and the Third Doctor was apparently in a coma, the Brigadier summoned "Dr Sullivan" to help see him through the process. When Sergeant Benton woke the Doctor by offering him a cup of coffee, the Brigadier cancelled the call for Dr Sullivan's assistance.

After confronting the Great One on the planet Metebelis III, the Doctor disappeared. Sarah Jane believed he had died. Three weeks later, the Doctor's TARDIS re-appeared in his laboratory at UNIT HQ. The Doctor had received a near-fatal dose of radiation, forcing him to regenerate or die. (DW: Planet of the Spiders) Harry Sullivan arrived on the scene just moments after the Doctor regenerated into a new form.

Harry, at very first much confused by the Doctor, trailed him and his companion Sarah Jane Smith. After the defeat of the robot K1, Harry found himself in the Doctor's TARDIS with them. The three went to Space Station Nerva and were pitted against Wirrn, and then by transmat from the space station travelled to an uninhabited far future Earth in the same time period, where they faced the Sontaran Styre. The transmat next took them to Skaro at the time of the creation of the Daleks. This was for a mission from the Time Lords. Via time ring, they travelled back to Nerva, but to a much earlier year.

Back in the late 20th century, Harry rejoined UNIT to defeat the shape-changing Zygons and their giant, dinosaur-like beast, the Skarasen, in Scotland. The Zygons captured Harry and one assumed his form. He decided to go home to London by train rather than by TARDIS.

A short time later, Harry helped the Doctor against the Kraals.

Sarah Jane Smith recalled in 2010 that Harry had worked in developing vaccines that had saved thousands of lives. Harry was rather old-fashioned and stereotypically English in his attitudes. He often employed slightly archaic language, referring to Sarah affectionately as "old girl" or "old thing". He was brave, one time saving the Fourth Doctor's life from a landmine on Skaro. He had a "can-do" attitude, adapting well to the many strange situations in which he found himself. He could, however, be quite clumsy and unsubtle, leading the Doctor to declare in a moment of frustration, that "Harry Sullivan is an imbecile!" before passing out from the effects of a rockfall on Voga – caused by Harry! He flirted a bit with Sarah. Despite an outward annoyance at that attitude, once when thinking him dead, Sarah admitted she found it endearing.  


Leela (Louise Jameson)

Species: Human

Leela was a warrior of the savage Sevateem, a tribe of regressed humans. She joined the Fourth Doctor on his travels and with him fought for good causes. Although quite clever, she knew little of technology, and was continually amazed by her surroundings and the tasks she faced. Leela never lost her primitive edge, and remained quick to take up arms throughout her time with the Doctor. She left the Doctor after she chose to live on Gallifrey with Andred, a member of the Chancellery Guard with whom she had fallen in love. K9 decided to remain with her.

Leela, daughter of Sole and friend to Tomas, was one of the Sevateem (the name was a corruption of "survey team") descended from the Mordee expedition. For weapons, Leela favoured janis thorns, which caused paralysis and death, and a knife.

Leela profaned the Sevateem's supposed god, Xoanon. Her father died undertaking the ritual test of the Horda on her behalf. She faced exile when she met the Fourth Doctor, who resembled the Sevateem's mythic figure, the Evil One. He had earlier visited Leela's world, repaired the Mordee expedition's computer, Xoanon, and neglected to remove his own personality from it. The conflict between Xoanon and the Doctor's personality drove Xoanon mad, splitting it in two. It conducted a long-term eugenics experiment that resulted in two tribes: the Sevateem and their enemies, the Tesh. The Doctor restored Xoanon's sanity. As he prepared to leave the planet, Leela asked to travel with him. He refused, but she darted into the TARDIS and they set off together after Leela triggered the TARDIS' dematerialisation by accident.

Leela was primitive, but very smart. Despite the Doctor's efforts to "civilise" and educate her, she kept her savage ways. She translated advanced ideas into terms she could understand. She usually dressed in animal skins, and armed herself with a knife and Janis thorns. She did not hesitate to use them, despite the Doctor's disapproval. With the Doctor, she fought Taren Capel. As part of the Doctor's efforts to teach Leela about her ancestors, he brought her to Victorian London. There, they encountered and defeated the 51st century villain Magnus Greel.

In 5000, the Swarm brought the Doctor to the Bi-Al Foundation, which they took over. As the Doctor fell into a self-induced coma to fight off the influence of the Nucleus, he sent a shrunken clone of Leela and himself inside his brain to fight the infection. Absorbing Leela's clone unleashed her antibodies into the Doctor's system, saving him.

With the help of K9, Leela killed some of the Titan Base who were infected with the Swarm. She urged the Doctor to blow up the hatchling Swarm, which the Doctor finally agreed to. Leela begged him to accept Professor Marius' offer of K9 as a gift. K9 entered the TARDIS of his own accord, joining them on their journeys. The Doctor, now seemingly power-mad, returned to Gallifrey and claimed his right to become Lord President of the High Council of Time Lords. Banished from the Capitol, Leela joined the Outsiders, outcast Gallifreyans led by Nesbin. She helped in the Doctor's plan to repel invading Sontarans. She also fell in love with Andred of the Chancellory Guard. She stayed on Gallifrey with K9. The Doctor had a second K9 to take with him.


K-9 Mark I (John Leeson)

Species: Robot

Place of origin: K4067

K9 Mark I was a portable computer originally owned by Professor Marius, who considered the robot dog his "best friend". Together, they conducted advanced medical research at the Bi-Al Foundation for an unknown length of time. When the Fourth Doctor and Leela arrived at the Foundation, Leela quickly became enamoured of the dog. The professor evnetually gave the dog to the time travellers as thanks for defeating The Swarm.

The Mark I was particularly associated with and protective of Leela. Therefore, when she elected to remain on Gallifrey, he also chose to stay behind with her. It was unclear who, exactly, invented the K9 "concept". When he first met Leela, Professor Marius said only that he "had K9 made up" — not that he "created" or "designed" the unit – because weight restrictions did not allow him to bring his real dog from Earth into space.

In the year 5000 AD, K9 aided Marius in scanning the Fourth Doctor for the Swarm inside him. He later fought off the humans infected by the Swarm on Bi-Al and on Titan Base, saving the Doctor and Leela's lives on several occasions. The Professor offered K9 to the Fourth Doctor to travel in the TARDIS as the same weight restrictions made him unable to take Mark I back to Earth with him. After a number of adventures with Leela and the Doctor, Mark I decided to stay on Gallifrey with his "mistress".

K9 was often left behind in the TARDIS and so he saw journeying out as a treat. He stated that to wish was to have emotion and so he wished for nothing. Despite this he regularly showed emotion, even sulking when shouted at. The Doctor described him as overbearing, arrogant and insufferable, after K9 told him there was only a 1% chance of the Doctor having a better explanation for something than him.

The mechanics of K9 Mark I included rotating ear-probes, telescopic 'eye' probe, extendable nose, flashing lights on the top and the 'eye' panel, waggling tail antennae, and ticker-tape tongue. The head could also move up and down. The shell was painted in gold/grey metallic. There was a monitor screen on his left flank, though K9 rarely used this during his travels with the Doctor. Around K9's neck was a tartan collar, from which hung a silver disk.


K-9 Mark II (John Leeson)

Species: Robot  

K9 Mark II was the second K9 known to the Fourth Doctor. Based on a robot originally built by Professor Marius, he was apparently constructed by the Doctor himself.

The unit was particularly associated with Romana, having served both Romana I and Romana II. Indeed, he stopped travelling with the Doctor at the same time as the second Romana, with whom he remained in E-Space in order to assist witht he liberation of the Tharil species.

Mark II was built for the Fourth Doctor after Mark I decided to stay on Gallifrey with Leela. The Doctor appeared to have prepared for the possibility of losing Mark I, as he already had Mark II (or at least its components) prepared and in storage.

This version of K9 accompanied the Doctor and Romana on their quest to locate the segments of the Key to Time. The Doctor used a dog whistle to alert K9 and to summon him.

K9 killed pirates who were attacking other planets from their own, Zanak. On Tara, K9 disabled several guards in the employ of Count Grendel of Gracht. He travelled in a boat with the Doctor in a passage under the Count's castle, cutting a way through with his blaster. The Doctor left K9 in the boat as he went to foil the Count's plot.

When the TARDIS landed on Delta III, the swampy terrain made it impossible for K9 to accompany the Doctor and Romana. He remained in the TARDIS.While searching for the sixth segment, they landed on the planet Atrios. K9 was tricked into entering a scrap metal furnace, but the Doctor rescued him before he was melted. K9 transmatted to the planet Zeos. K9 told the super-computer Mentalis it was good to talk with someone who was not as illogical or unpredictable as a flesh-and-blood being. K9 again transmatted, arriving on the third planet. He was turned by the Shadow to do his bidding, but the Doctor was able to remove the control matrix implanted by the Shadow, restoring him to his former self.

While making repairs to K9's brain circuit, the Doctor found that K9 had contracted laryngitis and could not speak. K9 was left in the TARDIS while the Doctor and Romana battled the Daleks and Davros.

Later he remained patiently in the TARDIS, which would imply that his voice had not yet returned.

After his voice returned, K9 sounded different for some time. On Chloris, K9 attacked some Wolfweeds and the soldiers of Lady Adrasta. The Wolfweeds swarmed about him and entwined him in fibres. He was taken by Adrasta, as metal was valuable. Some time later, K9's original voice returned.

In E-space, K9 led the attack on the castle of the Three Who Rule. He shot many of the guards, doing most of the work. The Doctor made Ivo apologise to K9 for doubting him.

Damaged by the time winds, K9 Mark II could not cross back into N-Space with the Doctor, and decided to stay at the Gateway with Romana, to help her free the remaining Tharils from slavery. The Doctor chose not to replace K9 again, though he did build/obtain a Mark III that he gifted to Sarah Jane Smith and apparently at one point also created a Mark IV to give to Sarah Jane upon the destruction of Mark III. Mark II was repaired. He accompanied Romana when she returned to N-Space.K9 was faithful to the Doctor and called him "Master" — calling him "Doctor" only once, and this was when under the control of the Shadow. He corrected the Doctor when necessary. He was happy to have a conversation with the super-computer Mentalis,

declaring it better than talking to unpredictable life forms. K9 branded optimism illogical, bordering on insanity. He declared that he didn’t feel anything nor did he find it necessary to do so.   K9 had no problem with killing those who threatened him, such as Count Grendel's men or the guards of the Three Who Rule. He only killed in self-defence, as his programming dictated. The Doctor and K9 were fond of each other, as the Doctor described K9 as his "best friend" and when they were due to be destroyed in the TARDIS — which they actually survived — the Doctor placed a first place ribbon onto K9, and K9 thanked him.

After K9 Mark I was left behind with Leela on Gallifrey, The Doctor built an improved K9 Mark II. While the cosmetic changes were minimal (including the new metallic charcoal paint-work), in terms of series continuity K9's character underwent a vast change. Gone was the product of Marius' 5000 AD technology. This new K9 was a product of the Doctor's own technology and values. The gun was now only capable of stunning - not killing - and K9 now responded to a dog-whistle. K9 also featured a vast memory-bank, seemingly a mixture of the Mark One model, the Doctor's own memory and knowledge, and that of the TARDIS.


Romana (Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward)

Species: Time Lord

Place of origin: Gallifrey  

Romanadvoratrelundar (Romana for short) was a Time Lord assigned to assist the Fourth Doctor in his quest for the Key to Time. She stayed with him long after that task was done and parted from him in E-Space. Later, she was the Lady President of the Time Lords of Gallifrey.

Romanadvoratrelundar seemed to be a single, long name when she introduced herself to the Fourth Doctor. He seemed to have trouble pronouncing the full name, and quickly shortened it to "Romana". The Doctor later called her "Miss Dvoratrelundar" when she was a witness during his trial before the Megara.

 She graduated with a "triple first" from the Time Lord Academy on Gallifrey.  One of her early jobs was working in the Bureau of Ancient Records on Romana first met the Doctor when she was a young (about one hundred thirty-nine) and relatively inexperienced Time Lady. She had a haughty, aristocratic air and her personality did not always mix well with that of the Doctor. The White Guardian sent Romana to help the Doctor and K9 Mark II locate the Key to Time. It was the Doctor who gave her the shortened version of her name. It was during this mission that she visited Earth for the first time.

After the completion of the quest, the Doctor installed a randomiser in the TARDIS, to evade the Black Guardian and his wrath. The result of this was that the travellers didn't know where they would materialise next. Romana regenerated into a new incarnation, seemingly on a whim, adopting the likeness of Princess Astra of Atrios. An adventure on the planet Skaro followed, during which Romana encountered the Daleks. In this incarnation, Romana travelled for a time with the Doctor and K9. Leaving the randomiser behind on Argolis, the three accidentally passed through a CVE into the universe called E-Space. It was here they encountered Adric. Adric stowed away onboard the TARDIS and all the travellers were brought to an encounter with an ancient enemy of the Time Lords, the Great Vampire. Romana and the Doctor parted when she decided to remain in E-Space with K9 to help the enslaved Tharils regain their freedom. The Doctor and Adric left for N-Space, the Doctor's native universe.

By the end of the Last Great Time War, Romana was no longer Lady President of Gallifrey. She had been replaced by Rassilon.

Romana was an exceptionally clever (even on par with the Doctor), bossy person. She shared many personality traits with the Doctor. She was capable of killing when necessary.

In her first incarnation, she was haughty and "by the book" and occasionally annoyed by the Doctor's eccentricities. She did not mind taking on the form of Princess Astra of Atrios.

In her second incarnation, Romana was more bubbly and free spirited, a female version of the Fourth Doctor. She liked to emulate the Doctor's sartorial style, initially wearing a pink version of his overcoat, complete with white scarf. She also wore period Earth-style outfits such as a schoolgirl costume. She did on at least one occasion slip back into the haughty nature of her first incarnation.

Romana stated that she was "nearly one hundred forty" when she first met the Doctor. A while after she regenerated, she stated she was one hundred twenty-six. She was one hundred fifty by the time the Doctor was on Argolis.


Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)

Species: Alzarian

Place of origin: Alzarius (E-Space)

Adric was a companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. He grew up in another universe called E-Space. He died trying to stop Captain Briggs' space freighter from crashing into Earth. Adric stowed away on the TARDIS and was discovered by the Fourth Doctor and Romana. He pretended to share the agenda of the Three Who Rule, a trio of vampires who ruled over a small community. He tried to save Romana from being sacrificed but failed; both were saved by the Doctor.

After Romana left, Adric and the Doctor travelled together. They left E-Space and entered the Doctor's universe.

 Soon after, they went to Traken and met Nyssa.

They saved Traken from the Master and returned the Keepership to its rightful heir.

Adric and the Doctor encountered the Master again shortly after leaving Traken. Doctor made plans to use the mathematical skills of the Logopolitans to repair the faulty TARDIS chameleon circuit. They met Nyssa again, as well as Earth stewardess Tegan Jovanka, both of whom joined them on their travels. Although they again defeated the Master, the Doctor was badly injured. All three companions watched him regenerate.

Immediately after the Doctor's regeneration, the Master kidnapped Adric and held him in the Hadron web. The Master planned to use Adric's mathematical prowess to produce his own version of Block Transfer Computations. With this power, the Master made the town of Castrovalva as a trap for the Fifth Doctor. However, the Doctor saw through the Master's plan and rescued Adric. Without Adric in the web, the city began to collapse. The Doctor, Adric, Tegan and Nyssa escaped, while the Master seemed to be destroyed in the city.

Adric's relationship with the Doctor deteriorated after the Fourth Doctor regenerated and Tegan and Nyssa began travelling in the TARDIS. Adric was often fiercely competitive, yet frustrated by his clumsiness. He whined a lot, and struggled to find a useful role in the TARDIS crew. He finally told the Doctor he wanted to return to E-Space. After showing the Doctor his computations to engineer the return, Adric admitted he really wished to remain on the TARDIS. He was caught up in a failed plan of the Cybermen to bombard the Earth with Briggs' freighter. He died by remaining on board the crashing, time-travelling ship. With Adric on board, it crashed into prehistoric Earth, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs.

An illusion of Adric appeared to Nyssa and Tegan to dissuade them from entering Kalid's inner sanctum, warning them to turn back or they would destroy him. The girls thought at first this was the real Adric, until they noticed the illusion was wearing Adric's by-now-destroyed star-shaped badge.  

Adric was a mathematical genius. He was very proud of his Elite status. He wished to be accepted by his brother Varsh's gang, the Outlers, and tried to steal fruit to prove himself, but failed. When his brother died, he kept his belt, a symbol of Outler membership. He pretended to go along with the plans of the vampires in a ploy to rescue Romana, with whom he got on well. (DW: State of Decay) He died by remaining on board Captain Briggs's freighter to try and prevent it from crashing into the Earth. He died holding his brother's belt.

Adric was fiercely loyal to the Doctor and had a generally amicable relationship with the Time Lord, who acted as his mentor. Adric wanted desperately to be brave and accepted; he defied the Master and died trying to solve a math/computer problem to save the earth. As he crashed to his death, unable to access the computer system to input his last mathematical calculation, he said, "Now I'll never know if I was right."


Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)

Species: Trakenite

Place of origin: Traken

Nyssa (formally Nyssa of Traken and rarely Nyssa Traken) was a native of the planet Traken, the capital of the Traken Union. She was acquainted with the Fourth Doctor but was mainly a companion of the Fifth Doctor. She also adventured with Adric, Tegan and briefly Turlough and the Brigadier. The daughter of Consul Tremas, Nyssa was a child of privilege on Traken. She was gifted with a brilliant intellect and specialised in bioelectronics. When Traken was destroyed, Nyssa became the last of her kind.

Nyssa first met the Doctor in his fourth incarnation when he was travelling with Adric. She was preparing to celebrate the marriage of her long-widowed father to Kassia. Unbeknownst to her, the Master had also come to Traken and was planning to exploit the tremendous power of the Keepership, to which her father was the only rightful heir. One of his purposes was to live beyond his last natural regeneration. The Doctor and Adric stopped the Master from taking over the Keepership, but could not prevent his killing Nyssa's new stepmother. They also did not stop the Master from "killing" Tremas by transferring his essence into Tremas' body. The Master lived and Nyssa was orphaned in her young adulthood. Soon after, the Watcher took Nyssa to the planet Logopolis in the Doctor's TARDIS. She discovered the Master had, in effect, killed her father. He enslaved her mind, involving her in his complex plan to conquer the universe. The Doctor soon broke her free of the Master's spell, then entered into an uneasy alliance with the Master. The two Time Lords and Tegan rushed to Earth in the Master's TARDIS to halt the waves of rampant entropy the Master had unleashed upon the universe. Adric and Nyssa were left with the Doctor's TARDIS on Logopolis. The Watcher helped Adric transport the duo back to Earth. En route, Nyssa witnessed the entire Traken Union being swept away by the growing entropy field which threatened the existence of every part of N-Space. She knew she was the last of her entire species by the time the TARDIS materialised on Earth.

When she next met the Doctor, he was mortally wounded in his successful battle to stop the Master. He regenerated, never having travelled with her in the TARDIS. Because of the Doctor's debilitated state after his fourth regeneration, Nyssa helped him get to the TARDIS before the Pharos Project's security guards could arrest them for trespassing. In the TARDIS, she became even more worried; the Doctor and Adric were lost in the corridors. When she caught up to them, she found he had changed his outfit and was desperately looking for the Zero Room to recover. Moreover, once the Doctor was in the Zero Room, she found the TARDIS had travelled back to the beginning of time. They were about to be blown apart by Event One, otherwise known as the Big Bang. Managing to get the Doctor stable long enough to figure out how to escape, Nyssa accidentally jettisoned the Zero Room to give the TARDIS enough thrust to move forward in time. Arriving at Castrovalva, Nyssa found it was a secondary trap by the Master to get rid of the Doctor by using Adric to make block transfer computations. However, they escaped Castravalva with Adric and the Doctor stabilised. They began travelling; she now no longer had a home to go to except for the TARDIS.

Arriving on an Urbankan ship, Nyssa was taken by the android inhabitants to become one of their own. The Doctor and Bigon rescued her. Nyssa fainted from stress. She could not concentrate; she could not even match Adric at chess. The Doctor made a device called a delta wave augmentor, of which his sonic screwdriver formed an essential part, to let her sleep and recover. Nyssa awoke four days later to discover the Doctor had had an adventure without her. Thereafter, she discovered she had a look-alike by the name of Ann Talbot in early 20th century England. The two attended a costume party in the same dress, making it impossible to tell them apart. George Cranleigh kidnapped Nyssa by mistake, but released her to the Doctor when he discovered his mistake.

Nyssa encountered Cybermen trying to attack Earth, but watched as they were foiled by Adric. She was horrified to see Adric give his life to stop the freighter that killed the dinosaurs. Adric's death was a severe blow to Nyssa and Tegan. While working through their grief, the TARDIS crew was embroiled in an adventure which sent a Concorde back through time. After they had returned the airliner to 1980s Heathrow Airport, the Doctor accidentally left Tegan behind.

Nyssa continued travelling alone with the Doctor until they chanced upon Tegan in Amsterdam. During the same adventure, she forcefully stood up to the Gallifreyan High Council on the Doctor's behalf. She encounter Omega, who wished to bond with the Doctor to escape the anti-matter universe, but was successful in helping the Doctor prevent this. Soon after, Nyssa discovered that Tegan was still afflicted by the remnants of the Mara from the Kinda world and helped the Doctor take her to Manussa to permanently destroy the Mara with a "snakedance". She mistook Mawdryn for the Doctor going through a gruesome regeneration and was infected by his disease. The Doctor nearly gave up his eight remaining lives to cure her and Tegan, but thanks to the unlikely meeting of two Brigadiers, a substitute was found to cure her. Also, an undercover agent of the Black Guardian, Turlough, began travelling with them to escape exile on earth.

Nyssa left the TARDIS under circumstances as tragic and noble as those that had forced her into the Doctor's company. The TARDIS attached itself to a space liner when Turlough, under the Black Guardian's influence, damaged its controls. The liner docked with what seemed to be a hulk floating in space, the Terminus space station. The Doctor and Nyssa discovered it was, in effect, a leper colony. She was the only TARDIS crew member who contracted the disease the station existed to treat. Just as she had always done with the tragedies in her life, she used her misfortune as a path to a better future. She chose to remain on the space station to help her fellow sufferers find a permanent cure for Lazar's disease.

Nyssa seemed at once more mature and more naive than her fellow travellers. She did not boast of her scientific knowledge nor believe it made her superior. She faced her challenges with the determination and serenity of her Trakenite heritage. She turned her sorrow as the last of her people into a desire to help others. Rarely did she mention any grief she suffered because of her great misfortunes. Perhaps most extraordinarily, she never sought to avenge herself on the Master despite her many good reasons to do so.

 She had probably the closest relationship with the Fifth Doctor of any of his companions. Nyssa's near-royal upbringing and natural curiosity sometimes made it hard for her to relax and enjoy herself. Though her outlook usually tended to be serious, she displayed a dry wit on occasion, particularly when dealing with the Fifth Doctor's boyish idiosyncrasies.

She tended towards pacifism, though on one occasion she destroyed a Terileptil android and used the threat of violence to save the Doctor's life, shooting a pair of guards.

Even though her world and her people were vanished, she strove to live by their principles. Nyssa was one of the Doctor's most intelligent companions and was one of the few capable of assisting with TARDIS operations.


Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Brisbane

Tegan Jovanka was an Australian air stewardess trainee who wandered into the Fourth Doctor's TARDIS when she mistook it for a genuine police box, a mistake that left her Aunt Vanessa isolated and later killed by the Master's TCE. She quickly became embroiled in the events surrounding the Doctor's regeneration and found herself a somewhat unwilling passenger of the Fifth Doctor as he failed continuously to live up to his promise of returning her to her proper time and planet. She was one of the few companions to have parted company with the Doctor only to return for a significant number of adventures.

She was joined in her travels at various times by Adric, Nyssa, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion and briefly, the Brigadier. She played the Game of Rassilon in the Death Zone on Gallifrey, where she also met the First, Second and Third Doctors, along with Susan Foreman and Sarah Jane Smith.

Her relatively long tenure of service onboard the TARDIS belied an ambivalence about travel with the Doctor. Until her final glimpse of the TARDIS, she vacillated between wanting to stay and wanting to go. She returned to work as an air stewardess in 1985.

On 28 February 1981, Tegan's Aunt Vanessa drove her to Heathrow Airport for her first day as an air stewardess. The car broke down in the London Borough of Barnet. Seeing what she thought was a police box, Tegan tried to call for help. Instead, she entered the huge interior of the Doctor's TARDIS. Astounded by the console room like others before her, she ventured into its depths. The Fourth Doctor and Adric, not knowing she was on board, dematerialised for Logopolis to have the Logopolitans perform the complex calculations to restore functionality to the TARDIS' chameleon circuit.

The TARDIS crew discovered they had an accidental passenger. However, returning her to her rightful time and place was a secondary concern. The Doctor grew aware the Master was trying to create instability in the universe by manipulating Logopolis. Tegan became embroiled in the Doctor's cause once she learned the Master had in the meantime killed her aunt. Stranded on a crumbling Logopolis with the Doctor, she became one of the few companions to travel in the Master's TARDIS. The trio journeyed to Earth's Pharos Project to stop the rampant entropy the Master had unleashed upon the universe. Once there, she witnessed the Doctor's near-fatal fall from the Project's radio telescope and his consequent regeneration. 

Tegan did not abandon the Doctor, even though she was ostensibly in her proper time and place. Perhaps seeing she would face a charge for criminal trespass, she threw her lot in with Nyssa, Adric and the newly-regenerated Doctor. Nyssa and she were critical to stabilizing the Doctor's difficult regeneration. She became a temporary TARDIS pilot (albeit receiving unknowing help from the Master) and saved it from being destroyed when it tried to travel past the Event One horizon. Her success was tempered by the Master's manipulation of the outcomes. 

On the planet Deva Loka, Tegan accidentally fell asleep at "the place of shared dreams", allowing the Mara to take over her body after torturing her with nightmares. She was freed from the Mara when it possessed a mute Kinda male. While the Mara was being destroyed by forcing it to look at its reflection, Tegan looked at the Mara, apparently allowing a small portion of it to escape deep into her subconscious.

She later displayed at least a basic appreciation for cricket and a talent for dancing the Charleston as an accidental guest at Cranleigh Hall with the Doctor, Adric and Nyssa. She strove to prove the Doctor innocent of the murder of one the mansion's staff, which was commited by the deranged and hidden son of the Cranleigh's. 

During a trip to the 26th century, when the Doctor took a walk to ease his stress after an argument with Adric, Tegan was accused by soldiers, along with the Doctor and Nyssa, of killing archaeologists. It turned out to be androids controlled by the Cybermen. Tegan joined them in their trip to a cargo freighter, inadvertently transporting Cybermen to invade Earth. During this encounter Adric lost his life trying to disarm the Cybermen's control device on the ship out of scholarly pride. Tegan was furious at the Doctor's refusal to go back in time and rescue Adric.

Tegan was left behind at Heathrow Airport in her home time due to a misunderstanding.

Having been sacked from her job as an air stewardess for reasons unknown, Tegan later went to Amsterdam on a trip to find her lost cousin, Colin Frazer. She ended up captured by Omega, a rogue Time Lord the Doctor had previously defeated in his third incarnation. Omega had kidnapped her cousin to use as bait to lure her there. Tegan was used as leverage by Omega to have the Doctor stay alive so his genetic template could be used to create a new body for Omega out of positive matter. Once the process was done and began to fail, Tegan reunited with the Doctor and watched him destroy Omega before he could revert to anti-matter and destroy Earth.

On Manussa, the remnants of the Mara which had possessed her gave Tegan prophetic dreams about the cave whence the jewel drew power. Despite the Doctor's efforts to help her suppress the monster, Tegan submitted to its will again and helped it feed on the negative emotions of those at a ceremony recalling the creature's first defeat. The Doctor performed the "snakedance" and found the "still point" within himself, destroying the Mara for good, for he had no negative emotions for it to feed on. Tegan was permanently freed from its possession.

Back on Earth, Tegan met two different versions of the retired Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. He was teaching at a public school whose student population included the mysterious Turlough. She displayed a talent for character assessment when she immediately warmed to the former, while distrusting the latter. When she mistook Mawdryn for the Doctor, going through a bad regeneration, Tegan ended up infected with his virus, which caused her to age backwards when the real Doctor tried to remove her from Mawdryn's spaceship in the TARDIS. Tegan was saved when the two versions of the Brigadier met, releasing enough energy to power Mawdryn's machine, cure her and Nyssa, and allow Mawdryn and his fellow mutants to die. Turlough joined the TARDIS crew, something Tegan was not pleased about.

Thanks to Turlough's sabatoging of the TARDIS, Tegan and the others ended up on a spaceship filled with victims suffering from Lazar's disease. While the Doctor sought out the controls to prevent the ship from causing another Big Bang that would end the universe, she and Turlough were sent to find Nyssa, who had been infected and taken away for treatment. Nyssa's decision to stay on Terminus to care for the victims of Lazar's disease affected Tegan emotionally.

Tegan had a brief romance with the Eternal Marriner, a being who didn't love her so much as want to live vicariously through her emotions. During the same adventure, she saw Turlough turn from evil and reject the Black Guardian. This caused her to warm up to Turlough, if just a little.

The Doctor took Tegan and Turlough to the Eye of Orion to relax. However, she soon was pulled into helping the Doctor and his first three selves complete the Game of Rassilon, as part of a plan by the corrupt Lord President Borusa. Here, Tegan again met the Brigadier, along with Susan Foreman and Sarah Jane Smith. After the Doctor was made Lord President in Borusa's place, Tegan was surprised the Doctor wanted to run from the Time Lords.

She also met the Sea Devils and the Silurians when they attacked an underwater base in the late 21st century to rid the Earth of humanity. Tegan watched as the Doctor defeated them by using a gas that was fatal to reptiles.

Eventually, the carnage of the early phase of the Dalek civil war proved too much for Tegan to bear. She bid an emotional and accusatory farewell to the Doctor and Turlough in London in 1984 and ran off before the Doctor could respond. Even so, she ran back to see the TARDIS dematerialise, calling out her goodbyes.  

According to research conducted by Sarah Jane Smith, however, Tegan was still alive as of 2010, campaigning for Aboriginal rights.

Tegan was stubborn, loud and direct, once describing herself as "just a mouth on legs." While she often bickered with her fellow travellers, her intrinsic honesty and morality proved useful. The Doctor once noted that these qualities made her a good coordinator. She was also more likely to detect a threat to the Doctor's safety than her fellow companions.

Of her fellow travellers, she was likely closest to Nyssa, whose controlled nature was in many ways the precise opposite of her own. She was indignant at the Doctor's apparent unwillingness to save Adric's life (DW: Earthshock) and genuinely saddened when Nyssa left.

On Deva Loka, Tegan argued with Adric after he suggested she was too weak-minded to defy the Mara and that the ensuing chaos was her fault. However, she also showed concern for Adric's well being when he was captured and tortured by the Master.

Although she despised violence, she would resort to it under extreme circumstances. When the Master threatened the Doctor, Tegan immediately threw a knife at him.

The Doctor often encouraged her to find her inner strength with the words, "Brave heart, Tegan", which he saw her saying as he regenerated.


Fifth Doctor

Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)

See entry under Fourth Doctor


Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)

See entry under Fourth Doctor


Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding)

See entry under Fourth Doctor


Vislor Turlough (Mark Strickson)

Species: Trion (species)

Place of origin: Trion

Vislor Turlough — more commonly known as just "Turlough" — was a companion of the Fifth Doctor. He travelled principally alongside Tegan Jovanka, but also had a few adventures with Nyssa and Kamelion. He briefly met and saved the life of Peri Brown before leaving the Doctor's company. He also had significant interaction with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, the First Doctor and Susan Foreman. He encountered but did not speak with the Second and Third Doctors and Sarah Jane Smith.

Turlough was a complex individual. His motivations were often unclear to those around him. He was for a time willingly under the influence of the Black Guardian. During this period, he tried to kill the Doctor. After overcoming the Black Guardian, he was a mostly-trusted member of the TARDIS crew, but there were still moments where his actions were questioned. It was only at the end of his time on the TARDIS that the Doctor finally discovered the truth about how Turlough ended up on Earth and why he was susceptible to the Black Guardian in the first place.

The Doctor once indicated that what made Turlough such an interesting travelling companion was that he never knew what Turlough was thinking. Little is known about Turlough's life on Trion before and during the civil war, although his desperation to destroy a distress beacon he recognised as being from Trion and his reluctance to contact his people to save the inhabitants of Sarn indicate there were severe penalties for defiance of his exile. It can be assumed he was an active member of the military; he held the rank and serial number of "Junior Ensign Commander Vislor Turlough. VTEC9/12/44". His mother was killed during the civil war and his younger brother Malkon and his father were exiled to the abandoned colony planet of Sarn. Turlough himself was exiled to Earth.

On Earth he hid his alien origins and lived as a human schoolboy, attending Brendon Public School, where Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart taught. Turlough was supervised by a custodian masquerading as a solicitor in Chancery Lane. He was contacted by the Black Guardian, who offered him his freedom in exchange for the death of the Fifth Doctor. Turlough ingratiated himself with the Doctor and his companions Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka. He helped resolve a time paradox, after which he was invited to join the Doctor in his travels.

In subsequent adventures, Turlough received several messages from the Black Guardian, reminding him of his obligation to kill the Doctor - an act he became loath to do as he grew fonder of the Time Lord. Finally, he destroyed a prize that would have guaranteed his freedom and his pact with the Black Guardian rather than kill the Doctor, ending his association with the villain and becoming a loyal member of the Doctor's team.

It was after breaking away from the Black Guardian that Turlough's outlook changed from self-preservation to wanting to help others. This led him to actions such as deliberately putting his own life at risk to save the Doctor and Tegan, facing the demons of his own people and finally accepting personal responsibility and trading his freedom for the lives of the population of Sarn.

Although he initially expressed a desire to return to his homeworld and at one point asked the Doctor to take him home, after he had spent more time travelling with the Doctor he grew reluctant to return. He destroyed a distress beacon from a Trion ship, attempted to disable Kamelion whom he believed was reacting to the beacon and was reluctant to contact his people. After discovering that his younger brother was still alive and the persecution of political prisoners had long been abandoned on Trion, Turlough finally left the TARDIS to return home, after effectively putting the Doctor ("who gets into the most terrible trouble") in the hands of new companion Peri Brown. Later, as he regenerated, the Doctor had visions of several of his past companions, including Turlough.

Turlough was selfish, always shielding himself from blame.

He could lie convincingly to most; some, such as Tegan and the Brigadier, were not taken in by him.

Although usually quick to retreat, Turlough was not so much a coward as a survivalist; preferring to avoid danger and situations he felt he couldn't change.

Tegan did not like Turlough at first, finding him untrustworthy. She did not approve of the Doctor letting Turlough consider the Black Guardian's offer, believing Turlough would choose the crystal. However, the Doctor was confident in Turlough's morals. But Tegan often tried to persuade him to banish Turlough from the TARDIS

Despite the Black Guardian's attempts to vilify the Doctor, he recognised the Doctor's good intentions. On numerous occasions, he tried to make the Black Guardian reconsider his order to kill the Time Lord. Turlough used the tranquility felt at the Eye of Orion to draw.  He understood the TARDIS systems well enough to run a diagnostic and programmed the TARDIS to rescue the Doctor and Peri.



Type: Metamorphic Android

Kamelion was a shape-changing android. Used by the Master to impersonate King John, he later travelled as a companion to Fifth Doctor.

This continued until his destruction after he had again fallen under the influence of the Master.

Kamelion was the creation of the Gelsandorans. He was the tool of an invader of the planet Xeriphas. When the Master was trapped on that planet, he discovered Kamelion and used him in his next encounter with the Doctor. Although Kamelion was sentient to a degree, he was extremely weak-willed and open to manipulation by any strong personality. The Doctor freed Kamelion from the Master's control and he joined the Doctor in the TARDIS.  

Kamelion fell under the Master's remote influence in Lanzarote and assumed the shape of Peri's loathed stepfather, Howard Foster, after picking up on her thoughts. When the Master gained complete control over him, Kamelion assumed his shape. The Master used Kamelion to reverse an accident with his TCE that shrunk him and his lab. The Doctor and Peri tried to help return Kamelion to his own control and his robotic form. When the Master was restored to his normal size, Kamelion was in agony over his possession and persuaded the Doctor to kill him.


Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Baltimore

Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown (born 1966) was an American college student who accidentally joined the Fifth Doctor as a companion during the events of Planet of Fire. She then elected to remain with him for the rest of her vacation time. She remained with the Doctor after his regeneration into his sixth incarnation, but found it harder to get along with him becauase of his newfound arrogance. She was separated from him by the Time Lords so that they could cover up the Ravalox conspiracy. According to the Master, Peri ended up wed to King Yrcanos.  The Doctor once pointed out that, in Persian mythology, a peri was a kind of fairy who started off evil before turning good.

Peri studied botany, and had an interest in archaeology fueled by her parents' passion for the subject. On a vacation to Lanzarote circa 1984, Turlough saved her from drowning, and she subsequently met the Doctor. The shape-shifting android Kamelion, controlled by the Master at the time, assumed the form of Peri's stepfather, Professor Howard Foster and later that of the Master himself,, He then seized control of the TARDIS to take her to the planet Sarn to meet the real Master. After the destruction of Kamelion and the defeat of the Master, Turlough returned to his homeworld, Trion, and Peri joined the Doctor on his travels.

After contracting spectrox toxaemia and then getting accidentally involved in local politics on the twin planets of Androzani Major and Minor, Peri was abducted by Sharaz Jek. Upon her escape, she began to die from the disease. The Doctor saved her, but not having enough bat's milk, an antidote, to save himself, regenerated into a very different, new and unstable persona.

Peri immediately cahallenged him to prove he was still the Doctor. He got her to believe it was still him despite his new face and personality. Despite having stabilised physically, he suffered initial personality and mental issues which caused him lapse into extreme paranoia. He tried to strangle Peri. He decided to exile himself on Titan III as punishment until he had attained appropriate humility, but soon got involved with stopping Mestor and his gastropods. On Titan III, he met another Time Lord, his old friend Azmael.  

The Doctor and Peri worked to stop the Cybermen from trying to destroy Earth with Halley's comet and save Mondas, which was destroyed by the First Doctor, and keep the Web of Time from being damaged by their carelessness. After the TARDIS ran out of Zeiton-7, the Doctor landed on Varos for more to resupply the TARDIS. The society on Varos nearly forced him to participate in their deadly "games" when he attempted to free those trapped in the Punishment Dome. The Doctor and Peri stopped Sil, the swindler behind the "games", and obtained Zeiton-7 for the TARDIS.

Tracing a time distortion to 19th Century England, the Doctor and Peri found the Master and a female renegade Time Lord called the Rani working together for one of her monstrous experiments and for the Master's plan to accelerate Earth technology beyond its normal level. The Doctor sabotaged the Rani's TARDIS and had her and the Master thrown off into the Time Vortex.

When landing on Space Station Chimera, the Doctor and Peri became involved with the Androgum, Chessene. There they met the Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon. Together they foiled a Sontaran bid for time travel and that of Chessene, who wished to have the second Doctor for her consort. Peri grew close to Jamie, even kissing him before leaving paths. 

The Doctor and Peri accidentally went through a time corridor to arrive at Karfel, where the sinister Megelen ruled. The Doctor stopped Megelen from mutating Peri into a form as hideous as his own and, with the help of new companion H.G. Wells, sent the villain through the Timelash.

The Doctor and Peri went to the planet Necros, where the "Great Healer" was trying to kill him. The Great Healer was in fact Davros, who had arranged for the Doctor to be killed at a funeral home. Davros was eventually taken to Skaro to have a trial by the Dalek Emperor. After the deaths seen on the planet, the Doctor promised to take Peri to Blackpool.

After their series of stressful adventures, the Doctor decided to take Peri to the planet Ravolox to relax due to its similarity to Earth. However, he soon learned that Ravolox was indeed Earth, moved thousands of light years from its original position. They met the primitive and dimwitted descendants of humans, whom he barely avoided being killed by multiple times, and prevented a black light explosion by the egotistical machine Drathro. The Doctor also learned Ravalox had been moved to protect secrets stolen from a higher species. Who they were remained a mystery.

On the planet Thoros Beta, the Doctor found the Mentors were back at work, trying to make deals with a savage king named Yrcanos through a failed attempt to manipulate his mind. After a failed attempt to probe his mind to see if the Time Lords had sent him to intervene on their behalf, the Doctor pretended to be on the Mentors' side and helped Mentor Kiv transplant his mind to a deceased Mentor. When Peri was in danger of having her mind overwritten by Kiv's, the Doctor was put under the control of the Time Lords before he could rescue her, forcing him to board his TARDIS and re-materialise in the Space Station Zenobia. One was killed when Lord Kiv replaced her brain with his own, as the Doctor viewed during his trial Kiv-in-Peri's body was subsequently killed by Yrcanos. The Time Lord encountered in 2009 likened this to an assassination, strongly implying that it was orchestrated by the Time Lord faction behind the trial, i.e. The Valeyard, as a way of removing a potential witness who could contradict the altered recordings played at the trial. A rival Time Lord faction, feeling the assassination unwarranted, pulled Peri out of that timestream at some moment before her death and allowed her to, as the Time Lords put it, "live out her days" as a warrior queen alongside Yrcanos, as revealed to the Doctor at the conclusion of his trial.

An unnamed female Time Lord president (possibly Romana), feeling that forcing Peri to spend her days with Yrcanos was a fate worse than death, arranged for another permutation of Peri to be removed from the timestream and returned to Earth in the mid-1980s with all her memories of travelling with the Doctor erased, except for her first encounter, similar to what occurred to Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot following the Doctor's first trial. However, there is an account that suggests a version of Peri and Yrcanos settled on Earth at some point after their marriage, with Yrcanos becoming a professional wrestler and Peri his valet.


Sixth Doctor

Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)

See entry under Fifth Doctor


Melanie Bush (Bonnie Langford)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Pease Pottage, England

Melanie Jane Bush, BSc (Hons) — or simply Mel or Melanie — was a Computer programmer. She hailed from Pease Pottage, West Sussex, at the turn of the 21st century. She travelled with the Doctor during his sixth and seventh incarnations. Although she was present for his sixth regeneration, she did not witness it, as she was unconscious at the time.

She had a temporally complex relationship with the Doctor. She met the Doctor in an order different than he met her, as Charley Pollard and River Song later would. Eventually, however, their timelines synchronised, and she had a more-or-less linear relationship to the Doctor, starting in the later period of his sixth incarnation. Her temporal relationship to the Seventh Doctor was considerably more straightforward and linear.  

At the time of her initial encounter with the Sixth Doctor, she was working at a summer job with Brighton Information Technologies, a prerequisite for a full time job with ACL Services, Ltd.

Mel first met the Sixth Doctor in Brighton in 1989 when she was twenty-five. However, as a consequence of the Doctor's trial prosecuted by the Valeyard, he already knew her. To him their first meeting was when she was pulled from her timestream by the Master and made to testify on the Doctor's behalf. For an indeterminate time — from the moment she met him in Brighton until the younger Sixth Doctor returned her to the side of an older Sixth Doctor on the planet Oxyveguramosa — he had to pretend that he had originally met her in Brighton, as well. It was only after she was returned to his future self that their timelines synchronised, and he could speak with her in a more open way.

Mel and the Doctor come to trust each other after his recent regeneration. Mel and the Sixth Doctor's timelines were not asynchronous merely due to the unusual way in which they met. Even after their respective timelines seemed to come into harmony, Mel was often parted from the Sixth Doctor. At least twice, she was stranded for months away from him, even though very little time passed for him. When carried back in time to 1781 by a freak accident, the Doctor was unable to retrieve her until six months later in 1782. On both occasions she became fully a resident of the era in which she found herself while waiting for the Doctor's uncertain return.

Her timeline with respect to the Seventh Doctor was, by contrast, far more orderly — though they, too, were heavily involved in a variety of time anomalies.

Mel was highly unusual amongst the Doctor's human companions. She chose to leave him at a place and time radically different from her origin, without being enticed by a romantic relationship. Unlike most companions, she left the Doctor, but remained an adventurer. Trading one travelling companion for another, she departed the Doctor's side on the planet Iceworld, only to begin her travels with the galactic confidence trickster Sabalom Glitz. It was unclear at that time how or if she expected to ever return home.

Mel had a cheery personality. She greeted most situations with a warm smile and good humour. She was an optimist who generally believed the best of people's natures, although she tempered this optimism with a realism and scepticism borne of her scientific education. Her generally perky personality could cool quite quickly if she detected a threat to herself, the Doctor or any friend. She tried to befriend Delta and could see she was distressed.

Mel had at least a couple of outstanding skills. First, she possessed — like Zoe Heriot — an eidetic memory. It was not, however, an absolute photographic memory, as it failed her when her mind was clouded by emotion.

Mel's reaction to fear was variable. She sometimes met danger with a loud scream. She was also possessed of an almost steely resolve. She might have cowered in fear upon first meeting the Vervoids and the Tetraps, but she composed herself quickly afterwards. On other occasions, she displayed little fear at all. She showed a relatively even temperament when defeating the Valeyard and facing down the Bannermen. Despite the occasional scream, Mel rarely expressed genuine, lasting fear of anything. However, she did once admit to a fear of heights. 

Likewise, she often spurred the Doctor to adventure, as when she insisted they stay on the Hyperion III to explore against his better judgment .Perhaps because of her highly adventurous nature, she sometimes found it difficult to cope with the mundane. She displayed reluctance at the sight of the rather ordinary Shangri-La holiday camp in 1959.


Seventh Doctor

Melanie Bush (Bonnie Langford)

See entry under Sixth Doctor


Ace (Sophie Aldred)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Perivale, London

Dorothy Gale "Ace" McShane, was a companion of the Seventh Doctor.

She was born on 20 August 1970. Dorothy was the daughter of Audrey Dudman, whose mother Kathleen, Ace herself would later meet when the Doctor would take her to the year 1943. Though she did not know it after meeting the Doctor, Ace had a younger brother named Liam. 

Naturally violent and also clever, Ace was skilled at using her knowledge of chemistry (despite failing it for her "O"-levels), making bombs filled with an explosive of her own devising called Nitro-9.

She suffered several traumatic events in her childhood in Perivale, London. This included a bad relationship with her mother and, in 1983, the racist firebombing of her friend Manisha Purkayastha's flat. Manisha died and an angry Ace set fire to Gabriel Chase, an abandoned mansion said to be haunted by an ancient evil.

She was a troubled teen on Earth, expelled from school for blowing up the art room as a "creative statement".

At the age of 16, she was in her room experimenting with the extraction of nitroglycerin from gelignite when a time storm swept her up and transported her to the deck of Sabalom Glitz's spacecraft, the Nosferatu, which was docked at Iceworld far in her future. Trapped on Iceworld, she got a job as a waitress and formed a relationship with Glitz.  Some time later she met the Seventh Doctor, whom she referred to as "Professor" and his companion Mel, who Ace nicknamed "Doughnut". When Mel left the Doctor at the conclusion of their battle with Kane, he offered to take Ace with him in the the TARDIS, and she enthusiastically accepted.

Under the Doctor's tutelage, Ace fought the Daleks and faced Davros in November 1963. During this adventure, her portable stereo was destroyed by a Dalek. She opposed Helen A and her sadistic government, which required people to be happy on pain of death. She stopped the Cybermen from getting hold of Nemesis in 1988 and saved the Psychic Circus on Segonax from the Gods of Ragnarok. She also met Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, helping UNIT defeat the Destroyer and Morgaine in Carbury in 1997.

At this stage, the relationship between the Doctor and Ace took a darker turn. At least initially, he was trying to educate her, not merely have adventures with her. His style of teaching, however, was occasionally unorthodox. At times he lied to her, or at least withheld certain truths, so she would face the demons of her past and emerge a stronger person.

The Doctor forced Ace to face demons from her past, taking her to Gabriel Chase, a house she had burned down a century before she did. There she discovered that the presence in the house of the entity known as Light was what she had felt when compelled to burn the house down.

While visiting Maiden's Point in 1943, Ace learned that her arrival on Iceworld was not an accident, but part of a larger scheme conceived by one of the Doctor's greatest enemy, cosmic evil known as called Fenric. Ace was a Wolf of Fenric, one of many descendants of a Viking tainted with Fenric's genetic instructions to free it from its ancient prison. Fenric had transported her to Iceworld by time storm and made her a pawn in the complex game between it and the Doctor. The Doctor appeared to have been aware of this from their first meeting, although Ace was not. After Fenric was defeated, Ace continued to journey with the Doctor.

Ace returned to Perivale where she found that all her old friends had gone missing. She thought they had moved on, but they had been taken to the Cheetah World as prey for the Cheetah People. The Master, an old enemy of the Doctor, was using them to get off the planet. Ace returned with two of her friends and went off to travel with the Doctor again.

Research by Sarah Jane Smith into the lives of some of the Doctor's other former companions turned up the information that a former associate of the Doctor's named "Dorothy" had established a major charity called A Charitable Earth. That the name spells out "ACE" would seem more than a coincidence.



Eighth Doctor

Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook)

Species: Human

Place of origin: San Francisco

Dr. Grace Holloway was a San Francisco cardiologist and the first companion of the Eighth Doctor.

Dr. Holloway was known as "Amazing Grace" by her colleagues at Walker General Hospital, where she worked as an on-call cardiologist. The "on-call" part of the job description was particularly annoying to her live-in boyfriend, Brian.

On the evening of 30 December 1999, Grace was attending the opera when she was paged. She rushed to the hospital to deal with an unusual cardiac case that had come in — a middle-aged man who had suffered minor bullet wounds and who apparently had a heart defect that caused a very irregular heart beat.

Unknown to Grace, her patient had been x-rayed earlier and appeared to have two hearts. While conducting exploratory surgery with a fibre-optic camera, she could not navigate in the man's circulatory system. She inadvertently caused a fatal injury to him and he died on the operating table. Upset at losing a patient, an event witnessed by the hospital's financial supporters, Grace ordered an autopsy. Due to the incident, complicated by the corpse's subsequent disappearance from the morgue, Holloway resigned the next morning rather than be complicit in a cover-up of the events. Brian also left her, taking all his stuff — along with half the furniture.

While she was leaving the hospital, a strange man followed her, claiming to be the man who had died the night before. At first Grace refused to believe him, but was convinced when he took the remains of her probe from his chest. She learned he had undergone regeneration, which had changed his appearance and personality. He was also suffering from amnesia. Hours later, he suddenly regained his memories of being the Doctor, a Time Lord. He celebrated the return of his memories by kissing Grace.

With his memories restored, the Doctor enlisted Grace to help him defeat his enemy the Master. During this time she exclaimed she'd finally found the right guy, only to discover "he's from another planet!"

Grace was possessed for a short while by the Master, who made her betray the Doctor. She later unwillingly opened the Eye of Harmony inside the TARDIS and was killed, but the TARDIS used the Eye to bring her back to life.

After the Master's defeat, the Doctor invited Grace to travel with him as a companion, but she declined, countering that the Doctor should instead join her. After sharing a romantic kiss with her, the Doctor departed in the TARDIS and each went their separate way.

Grace Holloway's ultimate fate is unknown, but the Doctor indicated that he was familiar with her work and that she was destined to do "great things".



Ninth Doctor

Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

Species: Human

Place of origin: London

Rose Tyler was the first known companion of the ninth incarnation of the Doctor and the first companion of the tenth incarnation. She was sealed off in a parallel world, before returning to her own, only to ultimately be returned to the parallel world by the Doctor, along with another version of himself. She shared a close, romantic relationship with both the Ninth and Tenth Doctors, eventually living in the parallel universe with the duplicate Tenth Doctor.

Rose Tyler was born to Jackie and Pete Tyler around 1986.

 She attended Jericho Street Junior School, where she joined the gymnastics club, and won a bronze medal in competition.

Several times in her childhood, she was visited and watched over by her future friend, Captain Jack Harkness, who had been temporally displaced by a fault on his vortex manipulator. Jack did not say hello to avoid damaging the timeline.

When Rose was in her late teens, she and her mother, Jackie, were living in the Powell Estate in South London. Rose worked as a shop assistant at Henrik's Department Store. She entered into a relationship with Mickey Smith some time before 2005.

Her first encounter with the mysterious time-traveller known as the Doctor happened just after midnight on 1 January, 2005. Whilst walking home with her mother, Rose stumbled into the Tenth Doctor who was dying from radiation poisoning. Mistaking him for a drunk, she asked if he was all right, and told him the date when he asked. The Doctor told her that 2005 was going to be a good year for her. Smiling, Rose continued home. 

Rose met the Doctor again later on 4 March 2005, early in his ninth incarnation, when he saved her from an attack of Autons in Henrik's. After she returned home, she searched on the Internet for information about this strange man and found Clive Finch, who had been keeping track of the Doctor's appearances on Earth. Rose helped the Doctor track down the Nestene Consciousness animating the Autons and, when he was being held by two of the Autons, used her gymnastic skill to set him free. The Earth saved, the Doctor invited Rose to travel with him. Initially, she refused, and the Doctor left, only to return a few moments later to mention the TARDIS had the ability to travel through time. Given this second chance, Rose joined him in the TARDIS, giving her boyfriend a kiss and leaving him and her mother behind on Earth. The Doctor modified her mobile phone to be able to communicate across time and space, among other functions.

In her first trip with the Doctor, Rose witnessed the final destruction of Earth. There, Rose met the last "human", Lady Cassandra. However, Rose angered Cassandra by telling her how she was the last human and was nearly roasted alive. After Cassandra was foiled by the Doctor, Rose was taken back to 2005 to have chips.

The Doctor next took Rose to Cardiff by mistake, where she met Charles Dickens, who helped them stop the Gelth from escaping the rift and killing everyone to obtain new bodies. Rose learned a bit about how time can change during this adventure from the Doctor; this is when the Gelth seemed harmless and wished for a few bodies, confusing her as they weren't around in the future.

Per her request, Rose was taken home. However, instead of twelve hours later as the Doctor promised, Rose found she had been missing for an entire year; Mickey had been getting blamed by Jackie for her disappearance. Once Rose calmed her mother, she was shocked when an alien spacecraft crashed through Big Ben and into the Thames. When the Doctor suspected something fishy was occurring, Rose accompanied him to Downing Street, where she met Harriet Jones and discovered the Slitheen.

She then helped the Doctor stop the Slitheen from reducing the Earth to a nuclear husk to be sold for profit by blowing up Downing Street with a missile. Much to her shock, Rose learned Harriet would become Prime Minister for three successful terms for Britain's "Golden Age". Packing some belongings to continue travelling with the Doctor, Rose promised her mother that the next time she'd see them, it would be ten seconds later (unknown to Rose, however, she did not return as she said she would)

When the Doctor traced a distress signal to 2012 and landed in the Vault, Rose met a Dalek for the first time. Much to her surprise, as it rampaged and killed, trying to get out, the Dalek began changing from the DNA it absorbed from her along with radiation from the Time Vortex, developing emotions like pity. As it was unable to cope with emotions, the Dalek had her order its death... which she only did to put it out of its misery. During this time, Rose met Adam Mitchell, a genius she found attractive and had the Doctor take along as a fellow companion.

Rose was next taken to the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire, where she was told history had gone wrong; humanity was supposed to at the peak of perfection, but the technology is backwards. While investigating with the Doctor, Rose found the planet was being controlled by an alien called the Jagrafess, who had been manipulating the information humanity received. Defeating it, Rose found Adam had taken advantage of time travel and tried exploiting foreknowledge. Along with the Doctor, Rose kicked him out of the TARDIS.

The Doctor also took Rose to 1987 to witness the last minutes of her father's life. This had drastic consequences. Rose prevented his death, altered history and unleashed Reapers. After confirming her identity to her father, Rose let him get hit by a car to save everyone; she stayed with him until he passed away from his injuries. She also met herself as an infant, as well as a very young Mickey Smith.

In World War II London, the Doctor and Rose met Captain Jack Harkness, a former Time Agent from the 51st century, to whom she was also attracted. The Doctor and Rose took him along in the TARDIS. She also learned humanity is more loose about "dancing" in Jack's time because of the different species they can breed with.

On a refueling trip to Cardiff, Rose was taken hostage by Blon-fetch Slitheen, a survivor of their last encounter. After the for looked into the heart of the TARDIS and was regressed back into an egg, Rose left Mickey behind to start a new relationship with someone else; she no longer felt attracted to him, only seeing Mickey as a close friend because of her time with the Doctor.

Throughout their travels, the phrase "Bad Wolf" followed the Doctor and Rose around through space and time. Following his discovery of a complex plan by the Daleks to invade Earth in the year 200,100, the Doctor, believing he might die soon, sent Rose out of harm's way to her home place and time.

Seeing the words Bad Wolf as graffiti around her housing complex served as a message to Rose; she herself was crucial to the event and must return to the Doctor. Rose broke into the TARDIS and looked into its heart which enabled her to transcend into the Bad Wolf. As this goddess-like figure, she vaporised the Dalek fleet and brought Captain Jack back to life (unknowingly making him immortal), after paradoxically spreading the words 'Bad Wolf' through space and time to create the message. However, in becoming the Bad Wolf, Rose had absorbed the Time Vortex into herself, which would destroy her body, cell by cell.

The Doctor took those energies into himself by kissing her, sacrificing his ninth incarnation and regenerating before Rose's eyes into a new form.

The newly regenerated Doctor managed to steer the TARDIS back to the Powell Estate on Christmas Eve 2006, before collapsing from post-regenerative trauma. Rose was distressed that the Doctor had changed in appearance and personality, (DW: Children in Need Special) and had apparently left Rose, Mickey and Jackie to face the Sycorax invasion alone. When the TARDIS was taken aboard the Sycorax spaceship, Rose attempted to negotiate with them, but the Sycorax leader just laughed.

The Doctor later revived and defeated the Sycorax. He celebrated Christmas with Rose's family. The Doctor took Rose to New New York on New Earthin the year 5,000,000,023, where she was unwillingly showered in disinfectant while taking a lift up through the hospital. Lady Cassandra took control of the lift and used a psychograft to implant her consciousness onto Rose's own, gaining full control over her body, but eventually went into the dying body of Chip once she helped the Doctor cure the infected new humans.

The Doctor and Rose, dressed for 1979 Sheffield, landed in 1879 Scotland. The Doctor became a protectorate for Queen Victoria, who was targeted by the Brethren. They stayed at Torchwood House, where the Brethren wanted to place the bite of the Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform into Queen Victoria to put the wolf on the British throne. Rose and several of the house's staff were taken to be fed to this werewolf, but Rose co-ordinated their escape.

After the Doctor used the Koh-i-Noor and the house's light chamber to destroy the wolf with moonlight, the Doctor and Rose were knighted (with Rose dubbed Dame Rose of the Powell Estate), but immediately banished as a threat to the British Empire. This incident prompted Queen Victoria to found the Torchwood Institute to address future alien threats — including the Doctor.

In 2007, Mickey brought the Doctor and Rose to Deffry Vale High School, which had had suspiciously high exam results and UFO sightings. Rose went undercover as a dinner lady. She had been eating the school's chips that were coated in an intelligence-increasing oil. She discovered one of the dinner ladies had been burned by these chips.

While investigating the school, Rose met a previous companion of the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, an awkward situation Mickey described as "the missus and the ex". Both women felt jealousy and tension, which they subsequently resolved. Rose became worried the Doctor would one day abandon her, but the Doctor promised her — "Not to you". The Doctor repaired K9 Mark III, who identified the oil as Krillitane oil and the school's new staff as Krillitanes. The Krillitanes were using the children's minds to construct the Skasis Paradigm, a computation that could rebuild the fabric of the universe. K9 destroyed the Krillitanes by blowing up the lethal oil barrels. Mickey joined the TARDIS, to Rose's disapproval.

On the SS Madame de Pompadour in the 51st century, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey travelled into a time window to 1744 France. She discovered the ship's repair droids had been using the ship's crew as components to repair the ship. Their final "part" was the brain of Reinette Poisson, who wasn't yet "complete". When the droids found the Reinette at the correct part of her life, Rose travelled through a time window into 1753 to warn her of an oncoming attack some time after her 37th birthday in 1758, explaining to Reinette that this wasn't how history was supposed to happen. Rose showed signs of jealousy when the Doctor was attracted to Reinette.

On a parallel version of Earth later called "Pete's World" after Pete Tyler, Rose met a version of her father, this Earth's "namesake". He had not died, but had become a successful businessman. In this parallel universe, Pete and Jackie Tyler never had a daughter named Rose. They did, however, have a dog with the same name.

 Mickey left the TARDIS to live a new life on Pete's World fighting the Cybermen there and caring for his grandmother, who had died in his home universe after falling downstairs.

After returning to Rose's home universe, the Doctor and Rose arrived in Muswell Hill, London, on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. There, the duo faced an enemy known as the Wire which planned to steal faces from everyone in London via television sets, to gain energy to feed and survive. During this time Rose became a victim of the Wire and lost her face. The Doctor was able to save her by transferring the Wire into a Betamax videocassette, which he planned to record over.

There was a difficult discussion about settling down after seemingly losing the TARDIS. After they got back the TARDIS, Rose and the Doctor defeated the Hoix, then watched as LINDA defeated the Abzorbaloff when he tried to absorb the Doctor. They next travelled to attend the 2012 Olympic Games, where the Doctor seemed pleased when Rose asked for him to hold her hand. Meanwhile they investigated the disappearances of children taken by the Isolus. The Doctor himself was taken but freed when Rose recharged the Isolus pod.

During the battle of Canary Wharf in the Torchwood Institute, Rose refused to leave the Doctor to face the threat on his own. She nearly sacrificed herself to make sure that every Dalek and Cyberman were sucked into the Void. Due to a timely rescue by Pete Tyler from Pete's World, Rose was alive, but was separated from the Doctor, seemingly forever.

Rose lived with Pete Tyler, Jackie, and Mickey in their home on Pete's World. She received a dream-like contact from the Doctor, which guided her to Dårlig Ulv Stranden (Bad Wolf Bay) beach in Norway. The Doctor sent his last farewells through the closing gaps between the worlds, burning up a star to send the signal through. He informed her that on her Earth, Rose was officially dead. Rose informed the Doctor that she now worked for Torchwood in this alternative world, and that Jackie was again pregnant. Rose finally broke down and confessed her love for the Doctor, but the Doctor did not have a chance to reciprocate his feelings as he was cut off abruptly. Some time later, Jackie gave birth to Rose's baby brother, Tony.

As Davros' reality bomb weakened the barriers between universes, Rose used a dimension cannon to find either the Doctor or Donna Noble and warn them about the oncoming darkness.

In 2009, after preventing a million Londoners from being forcibly converted into Adipose, Donna asked Rose to tell Donna's mother Sylvia that Donna left her car keys in "that bin there". Rose walked off, fading away.

When the Doctor and Donna were conversing with two psychics in 79 AD Pompeii, one of them noted, "She is returning," a foreshadowing of Rose's return.

When Donna Noble was in the TARDIS during the Sontaran invasion, Rose's face popped up on the screen for a moment, silently calling for the Doctor.

On the planet Midnight, Rose appeared on a screen in the Crusader 50 shuttlebus, silently shouting, "Doctor!" It was not clear if anyone on the bus noticed.

When Donna Noble had an alternate timeline created around her, Rose met her several times. She said she could travel between worlds and alternate timelines, and had done so many times, searching for the Doctor. She appeared several times in this timeline, including on Christmas Eve 2007, when the Doctor, lacking Donna to pull him back, was killed defeating the Racnoss.

In 2008, the night Donna was sacked by Jival Chowdry, she told Donna to use her raffle ticket to stay out of London that Christmas, which was when London was scheduled for attack by the Titanic. Donna and Rose also met the evening the Sontaran attack of the Earth with ATMOS was thwarted by Torchwood Three at the cost of their lives. Three weeks later as the stars started to disappear, Donna followed Rose, who revealed the Time Beetle on Donna's back and explained what she must do to restore the original timeline.

Obeying Rose's instructions, Donna was sent back to force her past self to turn left, not right, on that fateful day in June 2007, so that she would work at H.C. Clements and meet the Doctor six months later. When Donna did so, at the cost of her life in that timeline, Rose held her as she died and whispered a message for the Doctor: Bad Wolf.

In 2009, Rose teleported to her native world, finding it being invaded by Daleks and transported across the universe. She found Sylvia and Donna's grandfather Wilf, hoping they knew where the Doctor and Donna were. Harriet Jones appeared on Wilf's computer. Rose assumed Harriet was trying to contact her, but when she tried to reply, found it impossible as there was no camera or microphone on the computer; Harriet spoke to Sarah Jane, Jack and Martha Jones. Rose watched on as they brought the Doctor to Earth, then used her transmat device to lock onto the TARDIS and teleport to him.

She arrived in a deserted street with the Doctor and Donna at the other end. The Doctor and Rose ran towards each other, but a Dalek fired upon the Doctor, mortally wounding him. With Donna and Jack's help, she got him in to the TARDIS where he began to regenerate.

The Doctor managed to retain his tenth form by pouring the regeneration energy into his severed hand. This, with the help of Donna, eventually created a new, part-human Doctor.

After Donna and the newly-created Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor defeated the New Dalek Empire, the Doctor returned her to the parallel Earth along with her mother but this time without Mickey, who decided to return home.

The original Doctor exiled the new Doctor on the parallel Earth; he was bred in battle, killing all the Daleks, and too dangerous to leave on his own. He told Rose she was the only one who could make him a better man, as she had before with him. Rose was reluctant to stay back but the original Doctor said that the new Doctor had all his memories and thoughts, and was "him," albeit part human. The part-human Doctor had only one heart, and would never regenerate but age instead. He told her he could spend his life with her, if she wanted him to, and they could grow old together. Rose asked both Doctors what the last thing they would have said to her would have been when she was first trapped on the parallel Earth. The original Doctor asked, "Does it need saying?", but the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor whispered something to her. Hearing the words, Rose flung herself on the Meta-Crisis Doctor and the original Doctor left with Donna.

Rose was a resourceful, brave and kind-hearted woman with a great sense of humour. She was quick to adapt to strange events. She had her mother's acerbic wit and was not hesitant to use it. She was also brilliant, and called so by both people and aliens.

Rose fell easily into the role of the Doctor's latest companion and was brave facing various alien threats.  She cared deeply about the Doctor, although she originally denied any romantic feelings towards him despite indications to the contrary.  In what seemed their final meeting on the beach, she told the Doctor that she loved him; he began to reply, but only got out the words, "Rose Tyler", before he was cut off.

Rose was anti-racist, willing to treat aliens as equals.

Rose proved capable of great forgiveness and mercy, willing to forgive people even after what they did. Of course, she was easily willing to kill if she had to.

Rose was willing to call the Doctor out when he was wrong. When the Doctor brushed aside the danger that Jackie was in when faced with a Slitheen, Rose reminded him the woman he was discussing was her mother. She was horrified the Doctor would allow the Gelth to use human corpses as a vessel for their consciousness. The Doctor's failure to listen to Rose's human plea of respect for their dead led to at least two deaths when the Gelth proved to be malicious.

Rose had a jealous streak when it came to the Doctor. She and the Doctor's former companion, Sarah Jane Smith, traded barbs over who was the "best companion" but they became good friends afterwards, and happily greeted each other at their reunion on the Crucible. (DW: School Reunion, Journey's End)

Rose was willing to sacrifice herself for the Doctor or the common good. When faced with the choice of dying or saving the world, Rose instructed the Doctor to do what he had to do to save everyone else. (DW: World War Three) This was a common theme in Rose's story; despite the risk of plunging into the Void and an eternity of nothingness, she let go of a magnetic hold to set a lever right and seal the Cybermen and Daleks away from her world. It was only the sudden appearance of her father from the parallel world that saved her from that fate, but ultimately led to her separation from the Doctor.


Adam Mitchell (Bruno Langley)

Species: Human

Place of origin: England

Adam Mitchell was a young English researcher in the employ of the American GeoComTex billionaire Henry van Statten in the year 2012. He was briefly a companion to the Ninth Doctor.

Adam was a genius who had successfully hacked into the United States Department of Defense computers when he was eight years old, nearly causing, in his own words, World War III. He was recruited by van Statten. The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler met Adam in his early twenties. At the time he worked in van Statten's Vault in Utah, where he catalogued extraterrestrial artefacts for his employer. When the Dalek van Statten had "collected" got loose and went on a rampage, Adam found himself running from it with Rose. He told Rose that he had always wanted to see the stars; she asked the Doctor to take Adam along with them in the TARDIS. Rose also found Adam attractive. Despite the Doctor's skepticism about Adam as a potential fellow traveller, he agreed.

Adam's travels with the Doctor and Rose did not last long. Visiting the year 200,000, Adam was overwhelmed by the wealth of information and technology available to him and immediately gave in to temptation and greed. Desperate to gain all the information that the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire had collected, he learned that only those with an implant could access the data. He had a top-of-the-line computer interface port, an infospike, installed in his head. Unfortunately for 21st century sensibilities, when the implant activated to access computers, his head opened up, revealing part of his brain. The implant was activated by a snap of the fingers. He tried to transmit information back to 21st century Earth with Rose's superphone. (Along with the interface port, he also received the Vomit-O-Matic for free.)

When Adam tapped into the computer systems, he inadvertently gave the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe knowledge of — and nearly access to — the TARDIS. Learning of this and his additional breach of trust, the Doctor angrily returned Adam to his home, despite Adam's apologetic pleading. The Doctor destroyed the answering machine which had received the information from the future. He observed that Adam would have to live a quiet life, lest someone discover the implant in his head and dissect him to find out where it came from. After the Doctor and Rose left, Adam was met by his mother who, when talking to him, clicked her fingers. As his head opened up, a look of shock and horror appeared on her face.


Jack Harkness (John Barrowman)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Boeshane Peninsula

Captain Jack Harkness was the alias adopted by a Time Agent and con man from the 51st century who became an associate and occasional companion of the Doctor. He was made immortal when killed by a Dalek and revived by Rose Tyler using the energy known as the "Heart" of the TARDIS, (absorbing its full power) and stranded on Earth from the mid-19th to the early 21st century. During much of that time, he worked for Torchwood Three until its destruction in 2009. He left Earth in 2010 and did some soul-searching. However, he returned to Earth in 2011 when Miracle Day spread across the world. Jack decided to stay on Earth afterwards and establish a new Torchwood team.

Jack was born under a different name, which he concealed. He grew up in the 51st century in an era when attitudes towards sex differed from those prevalent in the 21st century.

Jack was reared on the Boeshane Peninsula, a sandy, beach-like area. He spent time with his brother Gray and his father, Franklin, playing cricket and singing around campfires. One day, an unknown enemy invaded his homeland and killed many of the inhabitants. His father told Jack to flee with Gray, while he went back for Jack's mother. As they ran, Gray stumbled and Jack let go of his hand. Jack continued to run, thinking Gray was behind him. Jack hid in a bush while the invaders flew overhead. He returned home hoping to find his brother, but found only his dead father and his distraught mother. Jack said it was the worst day of his life. He spent many years searching for his brother unsuccessfully. Jack buried the memory of what happened that day and eventually lost his happier memories of before his father's death.

As a young man, he persuaded a friend to "join up" with him to fight an unspecified enemy Jack described only as "horrible". They were captured. The enemy thought Jack's friend the weaker of the pair and tortured him as a lesson for Jack. They let Jack go, to bear the guilt of his friend's fate. Once, when sentenced to death, he ordered four hypervodkas as a last meal and ended up bedding both executioners at the same time. He recalled them as a lovely couple who kept in touch.

Jack worked as a Time Agent with John Hart, a partner in more than one context. They once spent five years trapped in a two-week time loop, becoming the equivalent of a married couple after spending so much time together. Hart admitted to having been "a good wife", closing an argument between the two as to the details of the relationship. Jack had been the first Boeshane resident to be signed up for the Time Agency, making him a "poster boy" for the area, known as the "face of Boe."

Jack found that the Agency had erased two years of his memory, which he wanted back. He left the Agency and became a time-travelling con artist, running scams using his knowledge of future events. His preferred schemes involved collecting payment for items he knew would be destroyed before the buyer could see it. Finding pieces of space junk and directing them to the soon-to-be disaster sites, Jack would sell them to passers-by, then allow the items to be destroyed before the buyers could pick up their merchandise. At some point, he acquired a small, sleek Chula spacecraft fitted for human use, which could turn invisible. In 1941, he assumed the alias of an American volunteer, Captain Jack Harkness, who had died in action the January prior. He knew very little about the real Jack, other than basic information such as the date and manner of his death. While running a scam involving a Chula ambulance in the London Blitz, he spotted Rose Tyler hanging from a barrage balloon. He rescued her and took her aboard his ship. Deducing she came from the future, he thought the Doctor and she were Time Agents.

Rose introduced him to the Ninth Doctor and crushed his dream of conning the Time Agency. The trio stopped the plague brought about by the ambulance's nanogenes. Jack took an active German bomb ready to explode in his ship to save many people and was almost killed himself. However, the TARDIS materialised in his ship and the Doctor and Rose rescued him before the ship exploded. Jack became a new companion for the Doctor, to the delight of both Rose, who found Jack attractive, and Jack, who found both Rose and the Doctor likewise. The trio shared numerous adventures together and clicked as a team to the point where Mickey Smith found himself an outsider during a shared adventure. Jack was aboard Satellite Five when a Dalek fleet launched their assault on Earth. He was killed defending the satellite against them. He was resurrected by Rose Tyler holding the powers of the Time Vortex which turned her into the Bad Wolf. The TARDIS departed before he could rejoin them. Jack was left stranded on the satellite. Jack later learnt from the Tenth Doctor that this resurrection was what made him immortal.

After Jack was left on Satellite Five, he used the vortex manipulator in his Time Agency wrist strap to return to Cardiff, the site of an active space-time rift. Jack knew that the TARDIS could re-fuel itself using the rift, and therefore attempted to reach there in the early 21st century so that he could find the Doctor again. However, Jack ended up in 1869, and his vortex manipulator burned out, leaving him stranded.

Jack stayed in Cardiff, choosing to continue using the Harkness alias (or at least using it when he started working for Torchwood Three).  His second death and resurrection occurred when he was shot in 1892 during a fight on Ellis Island. Jack found that he still aged, but very slowly — he noted that he had a couple of grey hairs in 2008, one hundred and thirty-nine years after arriving in Cardiff — and could recover from any

degree of physical harm, including death itself, given a few minutes time. In 1898, Jack flirted with a woman (and her father) at a music hall bar. He booked a private box to watch the performance of The Amazing Anthony – The Wonder of 1898 and referred to himself at the time as being "on duty". Over the years of Anthony Bradshaw's life, it seemed that Jack was coming to terms with his own immortality. Anthony was saved by Jack from Lawphoram, who had fallen to Earth. Anthony, the travelling stage show boy, had failed to predict the future of Jack when he asked him how he would die.

In 1899, Torchwood Cardiff agents Alice Guppy and Emily Holroyd found out about Jack. They captured and tortured him to discover why he could not die and what connection he had to the Doctor, who the Torchwood Institute was told to be an enemy. After telling them that the Doctor was a hero that would save them from aliens, Jack was released on the condition that he undertake a mission for Torchwood. Jack was sent to stop a criminal Blowfish, which he returned to Torchwood Three's Hub, only to see it killed by a shot to the head. Disgusted by Torchwood's methods, Jack walked away from the organisation. He ended up in a bar, where he drowned his sorrows alone until a young cartomancer offered to read him his fortune. She gave a completely accurate prophecy of the Doctor's eventual return to Cardiff 100 years into the future. Left with nothing to do but wait for a full century until his version of the Doctor coincided with his timeline, Jack reconsidered Torchwood's offer and began working for them and awaiting the Doctor's return.

Jack continued working for Torchwood for over a hundred years, still pursuing his goal of finding the Doctor in the meantime.

Shortly after this, Jack went to China during the Boxer Rebellion, where he worked with explosives.

In 1909, Jack was travelling through Lahore by train with a group of soldiers under his command, when they were killed by Fairies. Some of the soldiers had recently run over and killed one of the Fairies's Chosen Ones. In revenge, the Fairies suffocated the soldiers by forcing rose petals down their throats. Jack's presence in Lahore was part of a con intended to steal the diamond shipments the soldiers were guarding; however, he did appear to take his responsibility for the men seriously, however temporary it may have been, enough to be distressed by their deaths. His participation in the con itself was at the direction of (or at least in cooperation with) an unknown agent. Jack later left Torchwood to fight in World War I.

In 1918, Gerald Carter and Harriet Derbyshire brought in Tommy Brockless to be put in suspended animation and use him as a key to fix time shifts happening then and in 2008. At some point after this, Jack retrieved instructions on what to do with Tommy in a box temporally locked until the Rift met the same conditions as in 1918. Jack witnessed Tommy being awakened each year to see if he "still worked".

Jack wasn't present in pictures with Gerald and Harriet circa Tommy's freezing.

In the 1920s, to investigate the Night Travellers, Jack joined a travelling show in which he was billed as "the man who couldn't die".

In 1927, Jack went to New York City on a mission to stop the Trickster's Brigade from infecting President Roosevelt's brain with a parasite. When he arrived at Ellis Island, Jack met Angelo Colasanto. The two stayed in a room in New York together and had sex. Comparing Angelo to one of the Doctor's companions, the two went to the warehouse where the parasite was being kept and killed it. As the two tried to escape, however, Jack was killed and Angelo was captured and taken to jail.

The next year, after Angelo got out of jail, Jack returned claiming that he had only been playing dead. Angelo didn't believe Jack, however, and assumed that Jack was the Devil. Angelo stabbed Jack and was shocked when Jack came back to life. Jack was then chained up and repeatedly killed, since people assumed that his immortality was either a miracle or a blessing. Jack then saw three men come to the room where he was chained, but he never learned who they were. Angelo decided to help Jack escape, but Jack jumped off of a building and disappeared from Angelo's life.

In 1965, the alien race known as the 456, communicating through radio, set up a deal: Jack, with the involvement of Andrew Staines, Ellen Hunt and Michael Sanders, would deliver to them twelve young orphans as a "gift" at a meeting point in Scotland. In exchange for the children, the unseen aliens would give them a cure for a new strain of an Indonesian flu that the aliens claimed would mutate and kill twenty-five million people. Jack received the assignment specifically because of his immortality, and the perception, as one of the officers later told him, that he "didn't care." Despite his misgivings, Jack followed his orders, and delivered the children. Clement McDonald, however, slipped away from the exchange, and had nightmares about Jack for the rest of his life.

In 1975, Jack and another Torchwood agent, Lucia Moretti, had a daughter, Melissa Moretti, who aged normally. Lucia and Jack split up sometime prior to 1977, and at the request of her mother, their daughter was sent into the Witness Protection Program, relocated and given the name of Alice Sangster, presumably arising from her mother's fear of the immortal Captain Jack. The application was approved on 14 February, 1977; however, Jack eventually rebuilt a relationship with his daughter. Although Jack was a Torchwood agent at the time, he was still considered a freelance operative rather than a full-time employee.

On several occasions during the 1990s, Jack visited the Powell Estate to watch Rose Tyler grow up, but did not approach her to avoid disrupting her timeline. On New Year's Day 2000, Jack, now a full-time agent for Torchwood Three, suffered a major emotional blow when one of his colleagues, Alex Hopkins, suffered a nervous breakdown and killed the entire Torchwood Three staff shortly before the end of 1999. Knowing Jack couldn't die, he did not attempt to kill Jack and waited for him to arrive at the Hub before committing suicide. As the only surviving member of Torchwood Three, he spent the next few years recruiting new members.

After taking over, Jack found two people the Rift had taken and later returned to Cardiff inside the vaults. He established an institution on Flat Holm Island. Jack told the carers there that they, and others that came through, were experiments gone wrong.

Over several years Jack rebuilt his decimated organisation, recruiting Toshiko Sato from prison in 2004, and Dr Owen Harper in 2006. At some stage, Suzie Costello, his second-in-command, joined the team. Jack's activities at the time of the Blaidd Drwg incident in Cardiff, which involved Jack's younger, mortal self, included keeping the entire Torchwood team on lockdown in the Hub, to prevent them from seeing his younger self, and vice versa.

After Torchwood One was destroyed in 2007 during the Battle of Canary Wharf, Jack continued to work for Torchwood Three. With Torchwood One gone and Torchwood Four having gotten "lost", Torchwood Three had more or less complete freedom, and used the removal of oversight from Torchwood One as an opportunity to operate according to the ideals Jack thought the Doctor represented.  Later in 2007, he took in Ianto Jones, a survivor of Torchwood One, after some heavy persuasion by Ianto himself.

During this time, Jack held on to the hope of re-establishing contact with the Doctor, whom he believed could help him. At some point after Torchwood One destroyed the Sycorax ship in 2006 under orders from Prime Minister Harriet Jones, (DW: The Christmas Invasion) Jack obtained a severed hand that had fallen from the Sycorax craft and which was identified as having belonged to the Tenth Doctor. He kept the hand in a portable container in Torchwood Three's nerve centre, the Hub, and treated it as a prized possession, much to the occasional consternation of his colleagues.

The team had been testing the resurrection gauntlet on a series of murders which unknown to Jack were committed by Suzie to make her understand the glove further. At a hospital, he helped capture a Weevil. Police Constable Gwen Cooper followed Jack from this hospital to Torchwood. He showed her around the Hub, then laced a drink with retcon to make her forget about everything.

After Suzie was exposed as a serial murderer, she tried escaping by shooting Jack, but when he revived, she shot herself. Jack recruited Gwen, whose memories had resurfaced, as Torchwood's newest member. Gwen became the only person on the team who knew of Jack's immortality.

Jack chased after a meteorite containing the sex gas creature, where Gwen had accidentally released it. He tricked the gas creature into leaving Carys Fletcher and entering the Torchwood portable prison cell. The entity was poisoned by Earth's atmosphere and died.

As Gwen was a "beat cop", and untrained in firearms, Jack trained her to protect herself.

Jack helped Gwen and Owen capture a quantum transducer Bernie Harris had been carrying. He later confiscated the alien artefacts Bernie had been trying to sell. He failed to prevent the death of Ed Morgan Gwen indirectly foresaw with the transducer. Jack then ordered to lock the transducer away. Ianto had hidden the partially-converted Cyberman Lisa Hallet inside the Torchwood Hub. Jack and the others managed to bypass the Hub's lockdown and escape, but Ianto rushed back for his girlfriend. After Lisa had placed her brain inside the body of another human, the rest of the team had no choice but to kill her.

Jack re-encountered the same fairies that had killed his men in Lahore. He saw them kill Estelle Cole and he prevented Gwen from stopping Jasmine Pierce, their new Chosen One, from joining their ranks as they could have destroyed the Earth. The Torchwood team travelled to the Welsh countryside to investigate a series of gruesome murders. The Torchwood S.U.V was stolen by a group of cannibals that harvested travellers once every ten years. The team followed the cannibals to their village. Right as his team were captured, Jack stepped in and incapacitated the cannibals. The cannibals were arrested by the police. The Torchwood team discovered a teleporter buried in the ground for two hundred years, alongside a corpse of a soldier with his heart ripped out. An Arcateenian called Mary threatened Tosh's life, demanding her transporter back. Jack reprogrammed Mary's teleporter as he handed it back and she was teleported straight into the Sun.

While investigating a murder case with Suzie's involvement, Gwen revived Suzie using the resurrection gauntlet, and started having her life drained by the constant link the gauntlet maintained between them. After shooting her achieved nothing, Jack ordered Tosh to destroy the gauntlet, killing Suzie and saving Gwen's life.

Jack saw John Ellis, Emma-Louise Cowell and Diane Holmes come through the Rift from 1953 Earth. He befriended John, as he was also a man out of his own time. As John had nothing left to live for, he committed suicide. Unable to convince John to continue living, Jack held his hand as the car fumes overwhelmed John. At some point during this time, Jack was kidnapped and Gwen searched for him. This event was significant later.

Early in 2008, Jack shut down a Weevil Fight Club, freed the Weevil captive there and saved Owen's life. Owen chastised Jack for saving him, saying that he felt "totally at peace".

Tosh and Jack investigated music from the 1940s playing from the Ritz. The Rift brought them back to 1941, where they met Jack's namesake. Jack bonded with the real Jack over war stories and inadvertently complicated his relationship with Nancy Floyd. The two Jacks had a brief romance. Owen opened the Rift with the Rift Manipulator to return Jack and Tosh to the 21st century.

The opening of the Rift brought diseases and people across time and space. Jack was forced to dismiss Owen. Owen later returned and shot Jack; through Bilis Manger's manipulations, Owen re-opened the Rift to send everything back. Jack resurrected and the rest of his team learnt of his immortality.

After the Rift was opened, Jack was forced to confront Abaddon. Abbadon was destroyed while attempting to leech Jack's life, though the exertion resulted in Jack remaining dead for days, his immortality apparently unable to save him. He was brought back to life after a kiss from Gwen.

A short while after his resurrection, Jack noticed the Doctor's hand begin to glow. From inside of the Hub, Jack recognised the sound of the TARDIS materialising, elated after decades of waiting by the knowledge that the young cartomancer's prophecy had been fulfilled and that a version of the Doctor he knew was returning to refuel. By the time the rest of the Torchwood team arrived to investigate the sound, Jack had gone.

Having heard the TARDIS, Jack left the Hub chasing after the sound. With the Doctor's hand in a backpack, he managed to jump onto the ship before it dematerialised and re-materialised in the year 100,000,000,000,000. This made Jack the only individual known to have withstood a trip through the time vortex on the exterior of a TARDIS, thanks to his immortality. The Doctor and Jack had an awkward reunion, owing both to the Doctor's regeneration into his tenth body since they last met and the fact the Ninth Doctor had seemingly abandoned him on Satellite Five. Before long the Doctor admitted that he had run from Jack because his unique nature as a living temporal anomaly made the Time Lord physically uncomfortable when near him — even looking at Jack was an effort. Jack made the happy discovery, though, that Rose had not been killed in the Battle of Canary Wharf as he had believed. They met and helped Professor Yana to repair a spaceship in order to help the last humans in the universe reach Utopia. After Yana opened a fob watch, it reawakened the human as the Time Lord the Master, who regenerated into a new body and took off in the TARDIS with the Doctor's hand still inside, leaving Jack, the Doctor and the Doctor's companion Martha Jones stranded at the end of the universe.

The Doctor, Jack and Martha travelled back to 2008 with the aid of Jack's vortex manipulator, which the Doctor modified. The Master had been elected as Prime Minister. After being listed as one of the most wanted persons in the UK, Jack was captured on the Valiant along with the Doctor. He gave his vortex manipulator to Martha, allowing her to escape by teleporting to the ground.

After Jack had been imprisoned and tortured on the Valiant for one year, Martha Jones helped the Doctor and Jack to gain control of the ship, and Jack destroyed the Master's paradox machine using a Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle. This resulted in time reverting one year. Only those aboard the Valiant at the time retained any memory of the year's events.

After the Master's death, the Doctor offered Jack the opportunity to end his long exile on Earth and join him in the TARDIS, but out of loyalty to his Torchwood team, he decided to stay.

Jack returned to Torchwood and the team, saving the life of a woman being menaced by a Blowfish.

Jack reunited with Captain John Hart, who had come through the Rift searching for some canisters that had also come through. Captain John told Torchwood that they contained radioactive bombs. John tricked Jack, pushing him off the top of an office building and taking the canister. Jack caught up with John, but the contents of the canisters were actually components of a bomb that latched onto the DNA of the owner of the canisters' murderer. Jack confused the bomb by injecting John with the DNA of the Torchwood team and safely disposed of it. Jack then asked John to leave. As he did so, he said he found Gray.

Torchwood took in Beth Halloran on suspicion over the deaths of two burglars. Jack ordered a mind probe on her, and her true identity, the sleeper agent Keryehla Janees, surfaced. Once Tosh deactivated the link, an advance guard of Cell 114 attacked Cardiff. Jack and Gwen stopped "David" from attacking a stockpile of nuclear warheads. Before David committed suicide, he told Jack the rest of Cell 114 had already arrived on Earth and factored Torchwood into their plans. Rather than let her sleeper agent form take over, Beth pretended to threaten Gwen and Torchwood killed her.

Jack reawakened Tommy Brockless for the last time. Time shifts at St Teilo's Hospital started occurring and Jack's instructions to send Tommy and Toshiko back opened. Jack gave Tommy a small Rift Manipulator in order to close the time shifts. Toshiko then projected an image of herself to Tommy to tell him how to use the "key".

Gwen's fiancé Rhys Williams discovered the true nature of Gwen's job. Jack gave Rhys a brief tour at Torchwood and used his position as a transport manager to sneak into Harries & Harries. An alien that could replenish its cells indefinitely was being mutilated there so its meat could be sold. Jack saw Owen mercy kill the creature and felt sorry for it. Torchwood then had its workers retconned and the alien incinerated. Jack asked Gwen to give Rhys retcon, but she refused.

The memory-altering creature Adam Smith altered Torchwood Three's memories, making them think he had been a team member for years. After doing this, Jack's memories of Gray and his father resurfaced. Jack realised that all the memories of Adam were false and Adam's files only dated back 48 hours. Torchwood Three took retcon and erased all trace of Adam's existence on file.

Jack invited Martha onto the team for to investigate the Pharm, a medical organisation that could cure diseases thought incurable. He ordered Toshiko to close the Pharm down once he learnt of their mistreatment of humans and aliens alike, but the Pharm's manager, Aaron Copley, shot Owen and then Jack shot him. Unwilling to accept the loss of another teammate, Jack tracked down the other resurrection gauntlet and brought back Owen. The attempt, though successful, left Owen unable to digest food, sleep, or enjoy sex. In addition, the glove released an extradimensional alien, Duroc, the embodiment of death. Owen saved the day by using his new condition to stifle the needs of the entity, but still expressed a deep resentment towards his leader.

A regretful Jack was forced to temporarily relieve Owen until he could acclimatise. Jack later had Owen retrieve the Pulse from an ailing Henry Parker. Owen became medical officer again after Martha had taken over for Owen to acclimatise, and Jack kissed Martha goodbye.

Gwen was impregnated by a Nostrovite Jack had killed. She decided against postponing her wedding to Rhys. The biological mother, "Carrie", tried forcibly taking her unborn child from Gwen's womb and Jack was forced to stop the wedding. Rhys killed the child that was killing Gwen with the singularity scalpel, while Jack killed the Nostrovite mother. The wedding proceeded and Jack put retcon inside the wedding guests' drinks.

The Night Travellers escaped from a reel of film playing inside the Electro and took the last breaths of people in Cardiff. As more of the Travellers began to leave, Jack captured the Travellers, which were made from the same material as the film, onto a camera and destroyed the negatives by exposing them to light. Before he was destroyed, the Ghostmaker threw the flask containing the breaths and all but one of the victims died.

Jack warned Gwen not to investigate the disappearance of Jonah Bevan, who unknown to Gwen had been taken away by the Rift. Ianto gave Gwen a GPS that pointed her towards Flat Holm and she found Jonah was inside, forty years older. Jack explained to Gwen what had happened to those taken to Flat Holm. Despite his protests, Gwen showed Nikki her ill son and how he screamed for most of each day. 

Jack's team came under further pressure when Captain John Hart returned, laying bombs within a warehouse in an attempt to kill all of the Torchwood Three team. This failed and Jack found a message from John on his vortex manipulator, which included an appearance by Gray. Shaken, Jack immediately went back to the Hub to confront Captain Hart, leaving the other members of the team to deal with their respective challenges.

On meeting John again, Jack was killed before being chained up and made to listen whilst John explained his predicament. Jack's rogue partner then detonated strategically placed bombs in and around Cardiff, obliterating the city before abducting Jack and taking both of them back through time to Cardiff in 27 AD.

Here, Jack discovered that John was being manipulated by Gray, who marked his return by stabbing Jack in cold blood. Gray then forced John to bury Jack alive, twenty feet beneath what would become Cardiff. Gray, transformed into a merciless, sadistic beast by a lifetime of horrific torture, blamed Jack for letting go of his hand when they were children and wanted Jack to experience a similar, never-ending pain by choking on dirt, thrashing on the edge of life every time he revived, only to die again. Before burying Jack, John, finally pushed too far by the awareness of how wrong his actions were, slipped a signet ring into the grave with him, hoping that the signal it emitted could be used to locate Jack.

Stuck in a cycle of death and resurrection for centuries, Jack was discovered by Alice Guppy and Charles Gaskell of Torchwood in 1901, who had picked up the signal of John's ring. Back in the early 20th century, Jack, insistent that he could not be allowed to cross his own timeline (for by now two versions of Jack were present – his past self and present self) demanded to be placed in cryopreservation for 107 years. Despite being baffled, the two granted him this request.

Jack awoke again inside Torchwood Three concurrent to Gray's mayhem – just in time to prevent Gray from finishing off Toshiko with a bullet. Despite Gray's own unwillingness to absolve him, Jack forgave his brother of his trespasses. Left with no other option, a tearful Jack chloroformed and cryopreserved Gray, refusing to kill him, but the damage had already been done, as Gray had been responsible for the deaths of Owen Harper and Toshiko Sato. Jack and John parted ways on better terms, with John travelling the world of the 21st century, determined to find out why Jack found the time period so interesting. Torchwood Three continued on, reduced to Jack, Ianto and Gwen.

Later, when the Earth was relocated by the Daleks to the Medusa Cascade, Harriet Jones, a former Prime Minister and acquaintance of the Tenth Doctor, contacted Torchwood and other allies of the Doctor via the Sub-Wave Network. After receiving vital information from Martha that allowed him to reactivate his vortex manipulator, Jack teleported to the Doctor's side just as a Dalek shot him.

Subsequently, after the Doctor's abortive regeneration, Jack boarded the Crucible and surrendered to the Dalek forces. He attempted to shoot the Supreme Dalek and was "exterminated". He subsequently burrowed into the Crucible and linked up with Sarah Jane Smith (with whom he flirted), Mickey Smith and Jackie Tyler. He attempted to use Sarah Jane's Warp star to bluff the Daleks into calling off the detonation of the reality bomb but was ultimately transported to Davros' chamber instead.

When Donna Noble disabled the Daleks, the Supreme Dalek descended into the vault and destroyed the Magnetron that was bringing the Stolen Planets back to their rightful positions, leaving Earth behind. Jack successfully destroyed it. The Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor finished off the Daleks, destroying the Crucible. Jack helped pilot the TARDIS as it returned the Earth to its original location. He offered Martha Jones a permanent position with Torchwood, and soon after was joined by Mickey, but not before the Doctor deactivated his vortex manipulator once again, refusing to run the risk of allowing him to travel in time. 

Also in September, Jack's past would return to haunt him when the 456, in need of more subjects for their drug production, once more contacted humanity by using the children of Earth as a collective mouthpiece. The British government, fearing that the secret of the deal would come out, assigned John Frobisher to deal with the situation. Frobisher, knowing Jack's role as part of the team which had negotiated with the 456, reluctantly ordered Jack's assassination. Speculating, incorrectly, that the Hub had special properties which enabled Jack's regenerative abilities, Frobisher insisted on the complete destruction of the Hub, along with Jack, who was already attempting to investigate by seeking to examine his grandson Steven.

The government, through a ruse involving their agent Rupesh Patanjali, killed Jack and planted a bomb inside his body before he revived. When Jack, unsuspecting, returned to the Hub, the bomb detonated, destroying both Jack's body and the Hub, but not before Jack managed to evacuate Gwen and Ianto. A covert ops team conveyed Jack's scattered remains to a holding facility, where he slowly regenerated his body and returned to life. When Frobisher's chief of operations in the taskforce realised that destroying the Hub had not rendered Jack mortal, she had him encased in concrete. Gwen and Ianto, however, had not been idle, and with the help of Rhys and Ianto's sister Rhiannon, they infiltrated the facility and rescued him.

With Ianto's knowlege of Torchwood One's old infrastructure, and a little criminal mischief orchestrated by Gwen, Jack headquartered his team inside a former Torchwood facility. Gwen arranged for the protection of former 456 victim Clem MacDonald by bringing him to "Hub 2," as Rhys came to call it. Jack himself tracked down Frobisher and warned him to call off the assassination, or the 1965 incident would be disclosed. However, Frobisher countered with a new bombshell: Johnson's team had taken Jack's daughter Alice and grandson Steven hostage in order to ensure Jack's silence in the plans to negotiate terms with the 456. Jack, Gwen, Ianto and Rhys retaliated by persuading Lois Habiba to collect incriminating evidence against the entire Cabinet regarding the new terms, then threatening full disclosure unless Torchwood was allowed access to the 456. Storming into Thames House to confront the aliens, Jack and Ianto promised a "fight to the death." In response, the 456 released a virus into the Thames House, killing all inside. Among the victims was Ianto, who died in Jack's arms. A tearful Captain Jack surrendered to the authorities, blaming himself for Ianto's death. He instructed Gwen to have Rhys surrender himself as well, and arranged for the couple to return to Cardiff, with instructions to inform Rhiannon of her brother's death, and to see to the needs of her family.

As the world governments began capitulating to the demands of the 456, and began rounding up children by the millions, Jack found himself sprung from prison by a surprise ally - Agent Johnson, who had become disillusioned and convinced by Alice to take a stand. With the aid of Johnson and Mr Dekker, who had managed to escape the massacre at Thames House, Jack devised a way to defeat the 456 using a reconstitution wave of a similar wavelength to that the 456 had used to kill Clem, using the children as one vast transmitter. There was one major catch: in order for it to work, the wave needed to be channelled through one child, for whom the force of the transmission would be deadly. Only one child was available to serve as the "transmitter." Ignoring his daughter's screams and protests, Jack used his own grandson, Steven, as the prime transmitter. The plan succeeded, and the 456 were violently ejected from Earth. However, Steven died as a result, and Alice severed all contact with Jack, walking away without speaking a word.

Jack then went on to travel the world. He did not find it enough to rid himself of his guilt. Shortly afterwards, after saying goodbye to Gwen and Rhys, he used his vortex manipulator (which Rhys and Gwen had retrieved from the ruins of Torchwood) to signal a nearby cold fusion freighter near the edge of the Sol system and teleported off into space.

Some time later, Jack was in Zaggit Zagoo, a city on the planet Zog, drowning his sorrows in a local bar surrounded by various alien species, when a barman handed him a folded piece of paper which indicated that someone's name was Alonso. Looking up, he saw the Tenth Doctor staring back, before gesturing towards the man approaching the bar. Seizing the opportunity, Jack addressed Alonso by his first name and told him that he was psychic when asked how he knew him. The Doctor left as Jack continued to flirt with Alonso.

Jack returned to planet Earth when the word "Torchwood" was emailed all around the world, coinciding with the start of the Miracle Day phenomenon. He used malware to expunge evidence of Torchwood from the Internet, and went to the CIA hard copy records to clear the last of the information. There he encountered CIA agent Esther Drummond, on whom he used Retcon. Jack used the alias "Owen Harper" while he gathered more information. On Miracle Day, Jack lost his immortality.

He followed Rex Matheson, also CIA, to Wales to protect Gwen. There, they fought off assassins. Matheson extradited Jack and Gwen to the United States. Forced onto a plane headed for America, Jack had his vortex manipulator confiscated by Rex and was handcuffed to his seat. Hearing his manipulator beeping, Jack told Rex that it detected he had low sodium levels. Jack asked for a Coke and was poisoned with arsenic by corrupt CIA agent Lyn Peterfield. He was cured of the poison by Rex and Gwen with the help of Dr. Vera Juarez. Upon arrival at the airport, Jack (along with Gwen) was freed by Rex as the CIA became corrupt and he now wished to make them seem the bad guys. After Lyn's neck was broken and the guards knocked out, Jack boarded the car of Rex's fellow ex-agent, Esther, and was rushed from the airport after briefly meeting the doctor who had saved his life over the phone.

Jack took command of the now ex-CIA agents with Gwen to form a new Torchwood team. They began stealing materials needed for operations. Soon coming into possession of the phone of Brian Friedkin, the CIA director who had given the orders to eliminate Torchwood, Jack led the team to a warehouse owned by PhiCorp. Inside was a stockpile of painkiller drugs, indicating that they knew "Miracle Day" would happen. Seemingly out of character, Jack decided to take the night off from his usual persistence in solving a mystery. The following night, Jack confronted PhiCorp's new public face, Oswald Danes, and got him to admit his true feelings about his crime. Jack realised that Danes wished desperately for death. He was tossed out by Danes' guards.

Jack went to Los Angeles with the new Torchwood team to infiltrate a PhiCorp facility there. Unknown to him, they were followed by an assassin with orders to kill Jack. After arriving in LA, Jack and Gwen tricked Nicolas Frumkin into giving them access to the PhiCorp base. However, the assassin also gained access, and followed Jack and Gwen there. Inside the building, the assassin tied up Jack and Gwen, and informed them he had been ordered to kill Jack. However, the assassin was fascinated that Jack was the only mortal man left, and did not want to kill him. After informing Jack that something that he did in the past was involved, the assassin threatened to cut Gwen's throat. Before he could carry out his threat, he was shot by Rex.

After the new categories of life were released and the overflow camps were opened, Gwen returned to Wales to free her father from one and Dr. Vera Juarez went to LA to join the Torchwood team. Rex, Vera, and Esther decided to infiltrate an overflow camp. Jack did not go because he was too easily recognised. Instead, he decided to stalk Oswald Danes at the Miracle Rally. Jack tried to persuade Danes to read a speech that he wrote, revealing that PhiCorp knew of the Miracle beforehand, instead of the speech that Jilly Kitzinger had written. Jack told Oswald that if he read his speech, Jack would be able to end the Miracle and he could die. Oswald decided not to read either speech. He made up his own about how humanity had become angels.

Jack gained access to Stuart Owens' email and found out that he was having an extra-marital affair with Janet Tanner and that he planned to transfer her. Jack met Janet in a bar and persuaded her to help him meet Owens. Janet pretended to have been kidnapped over the phone, while Jack spoke with Stuart in a restaurant. Stuart explained that despite his position in PhiCorp, he did not know anything about the Miracle. He had been trying to find out about it. He also told Jack that something called the Blessing was involved. The police soon arrived and Jack was forced to leave. Jack returned to Torchwood's base and began to investigate the Blessing. Gwen contacted him using the Eye-5 contact lenses, and Jack recorded Gwen blowing up the modules at the Cowbridge Overflow Camp.

Gwen received a message on the Torchwood contact lenses, telling her they had Rhys, her mother, and Anwen. She would have to hand over Jack if she wanted to see her family again. Gwen returned to LA, and asked Jack to come outside. Once outside, Gwen stunned Jack and tied him up in the car. She drove him to where the contact lenses instructed her. Once they arrived at the specified location and a van arrived carrying three people, Rex and Esther revealed that they had followed them. They pointed sniper rifles at the people from the van. Jack was told they wanted to take him to Angelo Colasanto, the only person who knew the true nature of the Miracle.

The person who had arranged to have Gwen's family kidnapped was Olivia Colasanto, Angelo's granddaughter. Olivia took Jack and the rest of the Torchwood team to Angelo's house, where Jack was told Angelo had been able to live to over a hundred years through artificial means, but had aged normally and was in a coma on life support. Rex soon brought the CIA to Angelo's house, and Allen Shapiro had Olivia and Brian Friedkin arrested. Jack spoke to Angelo even though he was unconscious, and removed part of his life support system to save him. Jack unplugged Angelo's life support equipment, assuming that he would survive due to the Miracle, and was surprised when Angelo died. After Shapiro had Gwen deported to Wales, Jack discovered a null field generator under Angelo's bed that cancelled out the morphic field that had caused the Miracle in the first place. Jack didn't want the CIA to obtain the null field technology, so he persuaded Rex and Esther to help him escape with a vital component of the generator. Unfortunately, Jack was shot soon after he escaped. Esther was forced to go with him, while Rex stayed with the CIA.  

Jack spent the next two months with Esther. They ended up in Scotland. Esther collected Jack's blood, which she believed relevant to the Miracle. Eventually, they were contacted by Gwen, who told them Oswald Danes was in her house and wanted to speak to Jack. Jack and Esther went to Wales, where Jack retconned a man who was watching Gwen's house before they went inside. Oswald explained to Jack that he had stolen Jilly Kitzinger's laptop. He knew what she was doing for the families. Jilly was helping them to mistranslate video from other countries to hide the location of the Blessing. Torchwood realised that there were two Blessings, one in Shanghai, and one in Buenos Aires. Jack went to Shanghai with Gwen and Oswald. Once they arrived there, his gunshot wound began to hurt more. Gwen helped him change his bandage, and Oswald noticed that Jack's blood was moving by itself. Gwen determined that Jack's blood must be moving towards the Blessing.

With Oswald's help, Jack and Gwen located the Blessing, which was about to be blown up by the Families to bury it forever. They knew that Torchwood had located it. Strapping Oswald to a bomb, the three forced their way into the Blessing. Rex and Esther were captured while trying to infiltrate the Blessing in Buenos Aires. Jack, despite being from the future and having had experiences with the Doctor, had no idea what the Blessing really was. He believed it to have been on Earth since the beginning. The Blessing seemed to show everybody themselves, but Jack didn't appear significantly affected by seeing all the lives he had lived. Jack learned that his blood was used to change the Blessing, which ran Earth's morphic field. Jack realised the Blessing changed in self defence and that his mortal blood could change it back. The family member revealed that mortal blood would need to be put into the Blessing from both ends to reverse the Miracle. Jack would have no way to do it. Rex, however, had transfused Jack's blood into his own body. The two men were prepared to sacrifice themselves to end the Miracle with Gwen planning to shoot Jack, but Esther was shot by the Families to prevent this, as ending the Miracle would kill Esther. The two decided to end the Miracle anyway, and Gwen shot Jack while Rex removed his bandage. Jack died of the gunshot wound. Oswald decided to stay behind to blow up a family member, and Gwen and Jilly decided to escape. Jack's immortality returned and he escaped with Gwen as Oswald detonated his bomb. Rex also survived the ordeal, but Esther passed away. Jack attended Esther's funeral and watched as Charlotte Wills was exposed as the CIA mole and killed Rex before being killed herself. Rex resurrected, having somehow gained Jack's immortality.

Jack Harkness' personality was willfully enigmatic. He enjoyed his persona of 'mysterious time traveller,' much of which remained constant in his experiences with Torchwood and the Doctor. Before being cursed with immortality, he was a flippant former con man who loved adventuring with the Doctor and seducing beings throughout the universe. Jack automatically flirted with most people he met, not caring about their gender or if they were human, alien or even robots. The Doctor often told him to stop and Jack would often reply, "I'm just saying hello". But the Doctor points out "for you, that's flirting".

Besides being a flirt, Jack was a drinker. He once remarked that on one occasion when he was sentenced to death, he got drunk and ended up in bed with both his executioners. He told Rose that he preferred to discuss business while he was drinking. Jack claimed to the Ninth Doctor that before he met him he had been a coward and said that he might have been better off that way.

Despite the fact that he was incapable of dying even if he wanted to, Jack retained a sense of humour, frequently telling jokes and being lively and cheerful. However, underneath his cheerful demeanour, Jack was unsure if he wanted to die or not. Living forever (or at least as near to forever as a human can live) brought him to an existential viewpoint. While he joked about grey hairs and remained silent about mortality, Jack saw death as the ultimate end of being; there was no afterlife and no one waiting for him from his past lives. Although friendly and flirtatious, Jack could also be ruthless at times and did not hesitate to kill anyone or anything that he felt was a threat. This sometimes got him into trouble with his allies in Torchwood who disapproved of his lack of compassion. On one occasion Owen Harper shot him because he felt that Jack didn't care about what they had lost. Although he could be aggressive, Jack still cared deeply about his allies and was devastated when any of them were harmed or killed.

Always a vocal, unreliable narrator of his own adventures, Jack was as much of a mystery to the people he met as the countless lives he claimed to have led. Jack continued to protect himself with an air of mystery. No one he encountered knew his real name or many details about his career or life. He often told anecdotes about his sex life, but no one knew how many were real. Though he professed "responsibility" as his motto after the Year That Never Was, the utter devastation Jack experienced in the space of five days over the course of the 456 incident and the death of his grandson and Ianto Jones left him wracked with guilt and grief, unable to remain on Earth.  

Jack was haunted by the loss of his younger brother Gray and spent many decades searching for him. He blamed himself for Gray's disappearance because he'd let go of his hand when they were fleeing from aliens during their childhood. Jack loved his brother deeply and even after Gray turned against him, Jack told him that he forgave him.

Since his resurrection by the Bad Wolf entity, Jack could die and come back to life almost instantly, although on occasion his resurrection was delayed if he experienced enough trauma. An interesting side effect, used only once on record, was the ability to transfer a little of his life force to another being, allowing that person to recover very quickly. He could also re-grow limbs, organs, bones, etc. After a bomb that was planted in his stomach exploded, he was able to fully regenerate from just an arm, a shoulder, and part of his head in a bit over twelve hours. His bones grew back first, followed by his internal organs, and lastly his skin, and it would appear that he retained all his memories and knowledge as well. The process of resurrection could often be very painful, especially in this instance. Jack apparently underwent a similar experience in 2007 after his body was destroyed after being thrown out of an airplane at 30,000 feet over Chernobyl and he subsequently reconstituted after most (but not all) of his body parts were recovered; however, due to exposure to a form of retcon gas, he lost all memory of this. He also endured events which might have burned or vaporised regular humans, such as stet radiation. Jack viewed this power as a curse as much as a blessing, as each time he died he did not experience anything at all, good or bad, although the process of resurrection was described as being "hauled over broken glass."

Notably, although Jack quickly recovered from fatal injuries, he has been shown to sustain more minor wounds such as a cut lip or a black eye and retain them for a while after the injury was inflicted, demonstrating that his immortality was just that and would not automatically facilitate his ability to cope with less serious injuries. However, these wounds healed much more quickly then the average human's, and were usually gone within a day or so, although it is unclear whether this would apply if Jack sustained potentially long-term damage such as paralysis.

It was impossible to calculate how many times Jack died and resurrected since his first death from the Dalek blast. By the time John Hart killed him in a warehouse bombing, he had died at least 1,392 times, starting from 1892, when he first discovered his immortality. However, Jack was subsequently buried alive by his brother, Gray, in 27 AD, and endured a cycle of suffocation deaths and resurrection – potentially millions or billions – before being finally rescued in 1901. The Tenth Doctor explained to Jack about his power after their reunion: Rose resurrected him as the Bad Wolf entity with the power of the Time Vortex after his first death, when he was shot by a Dalek. She couldn't totally control the power she wielded and she brought him back forever by accident. The Doctor, then in his ninth incarnation knew from the moment it had happened and so abandoned Jack in the future. The Tenth Doctor said that Jack was a fixed point in time, an impossible thing which the Doctor had trouble even looking at and even the TARDIS tried to get rid of him. The Doctor said that he was unable to undo Jack's resurrection power and didn't know if Jack would ever truly die.

During the events of Miracle Day, Jack discovered that he had lost some or all of his immortality, as he realised that wounds he sustained which should have healed quickly did not. He concluded that while everyone on Earth seemed to have become immortal, he had become mortal and human once again, although it was initially unclear whether this was a deliberate consequence of Miracle Day, or if the Miracle simply 'crossed wires' with the immortal Jack and made him mortal. It was eventually revealed that his blood was used on the Blessing to make the world immortal and it had the reverse effect on him. Once he used his mortal blood to reverse this, his immortality returned as the world returned to mortality.

Like other men in the 51st century, Jack possessed evolved human pheromones which made him naturally nice-smelling and attractive to others.

Tosh could not use Mary's telepathy pendant to read his thoughts, although he could project thoughts to Tosh if he so chose. Tosh likened it to trying to read a dead man, and Jack confirmed that he knew someone was trying to read his mind, although it was unclear if this was a side-effect of his immortality.

Jack had no other superhuman abilities as such, but was in excellent physical condition and an expert in various firearms. He demonstrated extremely fast reflexes, such as when he noticed and fired on a Dalek seconds after teleporting from Cardiff to London.

Jack had mentioned that in his childhood home, the Boeshane Peninsula, he was referred to as the "Face of Boe," a poster-boy name resulting from being the first one ever to sign up to the Time Agency. (DW: Last of the Time Lords) Jack had previously mentioned that he did know of the Face of Boe, a being that existed for billions of years. (NSA: The Stealers of Dreams) Remaining unsure of his continued ageing process due to seeing grey hairs over hundreds of years, Jack inquired of the Tenth Doctor about his facial appearance if he were to live for a million years and was told he was an "impossible thing," knowing something he had already been told before with no concise answer as to his fate.

Due to Jack's immortality and time travel, there have been several occasions in which several Jacks existed on Earth at the same time. At the time of Jack's first encounter with the Ninth Doctor in World War II, there were three versions on Earth: the young mortal Jack who subsequently joined the Ninth Doctor and Rose (DW: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances); the immortal Jack working for Torchwood (location at this point in time unknown); and a still older Jack being kept in cryogenic sleep at the Torchwood Three Hub in Cardiff. Later, when the Doctor, Rose, and Jack arrived in Cardiff prior to the Blaidd Drwg power station incident, they were only feet away from the Torchwood Three Hub where the older Jack was based and the cryogenically frozen Jack awaited resurrection. Yet another trio of Jacks existed on Earth, again during World War II, when the immortal Jack accidentally passed through a rift in time back to World War II, when in fact not only were there three Jacks (the 21st century Jack, the 1940s Torchwood member Jack and the frozen Jack) but a fourth as the original user of the name was also present.

When Rose and the Ninth Doctor first met him, Jack owned a small Chula ship, fitted out for human use, as well as psychic paper and a store of nanogenes in the ship. When saving the Doctor and Rose by carrying a German bomb a safe distance away from London, the bomb exploded inside the ship; luckily, the Doctor and Rose saved him. In contrast to the Doctor, Jack Harkness was far more willing to use weapons and was capable of modifying equipment to that end. Jack owned a sonic blaster. He also managed to store a compact laser deluxe away somewhere "you really don't wanna know", in case of emergencies. During his travels with the Doctor, he modified the defabricator to be capable of destroying a Dalek. As the leader of Torchwood Three, Jack liked to carry a World War II Webley.

Given his long life and by Jack's comment "if you went through my back catalogue, we'd be here 'til the sun exploded", Jack has had numerous to uncountable relationships through the hundreds of years he's been alive. Although once described as gay by Owen Harper, Jack was, correctly, omnisexual, in that he found not only both human males and females attractive, but members of alien races as well. He has had many lovers of both sexes and of numerous species. By nature, Jack flirted with nearly everyone he met. The earliest known example is his Time Agency partner Captain John Hart, but Jack also recalled lovers from his Time Agency days such as his would-be executioners (a couple) and a boyfriend with no mouth.  During his stint as a con man during World War II, Jack had an affair with a soldier named Algy. While travelling at their side, Jack appeared to develop romantic feelings for Rose Tyler and the Ninth Doctor, kissing them both on the mouth upon leaving them to fight the Daleks. The Doctor chose neither to encourage nor discourage Jack, though he did playfully tease Jack at one point.

While stranded on Earth between 1869 and 2007, Jack alluded to countless romances. He is known to have dated notables Christopher Isherwood and Marcel Proust  In 1927, Jack had a brief relationship in New York with Italian thief Angelo Colasanto, whom Jack likened to a "companion". Jack left him after Angelo, and later the wider Italian-American community, attempted to kill him after Angelo was released from prison the following year.

 Later in the 40s, he had a relationship with Estelle Cole but seemingly disappeared out of her life forever one day. In this period, Jack also became married -- as black and white photos showed -- but outlived his wife. The Eleventh Doctor would also imply that he knew Jack to have been married, or at least engaged, several times.Later still, with Torchwood agent Lucia Moretti, Jack was the father to Alice Carter, who in turn produced a grandson. Jack was vague when asked precisely how many children he had fathered.

In the early 21st century, Jack recruited Gwen Cooper, with whom he had a great deal of sexual tension (but she ultimately chose her boyfriend Rhys Williams, whom she later married), and Ianto Jones, whom he developed a romantic relationship with. Despite these burgeoning relationships, Jack met the real Captain Jack Harkness after travelling back in time and the two developed a romantic bond, culminating in a kiss upon their pained farewell. The relationship with Ianto, however, was close enough for him to surrender the world to the 456 to stop them killing Ianto. This did not save him, and the relationship was tragically ended.

Jack also met and was attracted to Martha Jones, the handsome Tenth Doctor and even fleetingly to the Malmooth Chantho and a human male refugee on Malcassairo. On witnessing Martha's obvious unrequited love for the Doctor, Jack commented, "You, too, huh?"  When he returned and John Hart departed, he began an exclusive relationship with Ianto, though he continued to flirt with everyone he met. During the Medusa Cascade incident, Jack confessed to being a fan of Sarah Jane Smith, because of her triumph against the Slitheen, which did come to some flirting.

He was later introduced to Alonso Frame by the Tenth Doctor during his last farewells prior to regenerating into his eleventh body. Although they certainly flirted with each other, it is unknown whether they merely had a fling, or if this grew into something more serious.

Jack's known relatives were his father, Franklin, his younger brother, Gray, and his unnamed mother. His father was killed during an attack on the Boeshane Peninsula. Gray later turned against his brother and was eventually cryogenically frozen in the Torchwood Hub; the Hub's subsequent destruction during the 456 incident renders Gray's fate unclear.

He also had many spouses, all but one of whose names are unknown. While the Eleventh Doctor explained to Dorium Maldovar the possibilities a time machine could bring, he said he could go on all of Jack's stag parties.

On Earth he had a daughter, Melissa Moretti (later known as Alice Carter), and a grandson, Steven Carter; Steven died at the resolution of the 456 incident, and Jack's relationship with his daughter became estranged.

The fact his daughter was ageing and his grandson died indicates that Jack's immortality could not be passed genetically. By this time, Jack's only known living relative was his daughter, Alice.


Tenth Doctor

Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

See entry under Ninth Doctor


Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke)

Species: Human

Place of origin: London

Mickey Smith was an auto mechanic and resident of the Powell Estate who came to befriend the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Captain Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler and another world's Peter Tyler by virtue of his youthful romantic relationship with Rose Tyler. An apparently typical teenager — obsessed with football, sex and alien conspiracy theories — he rose to become a principal defender of not just one, but two planets Earth. After years of living with the Tyler family on a parallel Earth, he returned to his "home Earth" and married Martha Jones. Despite close ties to the Torchwood Institutes of two Earths, he and his wife ultimately struck out on their own to become "freelance" alien fighters. Mickey was born around 1981. He briefly encountered the adult version of Rose in 1987, though the two had minimal contact.

His father, a key-cutter, left him at an early age after Mickey's mother died.

He grew up with his grandmother, Rita-Anne Smith. The elder Smith was described by Rose Tyler as having "brought up" Mickey until her death in 2002. She died after tripping and falling over a tear in the carpet stairs, which Mickey had never gotten round to fixing; this left him with feelings of guilt.

Nevertheless, when Mickey appeared to have died at the hands of the Autons, Rose twice told the Doctor, "I'll have to tell his mother," possibly indicating that Rose knew her or at least how to contact her.

By 2005, Mickey was a typical working-class young man, living on the same council estate as Rose and going out with her. He was caught up in the events of the Auton invasion and introduced to the Doctor, then in his ninth incarnation.

On first meeting him, Mickey was jealous of the Doctor and Rose's new relationship with him. When Rose visited conspiracy theorist Clive Finch to learn about the Doctor, Mickey was captured by the Nestene Consciousness. An Auton replica of him tried to gather intelligence about the Doctor. Kept a captive by the Nestenes to maintain the duplicate, Mickey was overwhelmed by the revelation that alien life existed. He was in a state of paralysed panic through the Doctor and Rose's final confrontation with the Nestene. Mickey's cowardice did not impress the Doctor, and when he asked Rose to travel with him, he made it clear Mickey was not invited.

Rose did not return for a year and was declared missing. Mickey was suspected of her murder. The police interviewed him five times, but he was not arrested. Mickey spent the year unearthing information about the Doctor and running the website formerly run by the deceased Clive. He filled it with angry rants about the Doctor and mysterious events in which the Doctor had a hand. He grew isolated. Jackie was certain he had murdered Rose and turned most of the estate against him.

Mickey was one of the last to know of Rose's return in 2006 and learned she was back only in the evening. This led to an awkward confrontation between the two Tylers and Mickey. He told Rose what had happened during her absence and her mother's actions. Rose convinced Mickey she was sorry and that she hadn't meant to stay away so long. The two reconciled.

Although still dismissive and even contemptuous of Mickey (calling him "Ricky" and "Mickey the Idiot"), the Doctor relied on him while trapped in 10 Downing Street during the Slitheen takeover of Britain's government. Mickey defended Rose's mother Jackie and killed the Slitheen. Following the Doctor's orders, he launched a missile at 10 Downing Street, blowing it up. His help in ending the alien threat earned him the Doctor's respect. The Doctor offered him a place aboard the TARDIS but Mickey declined, admitting the lifestyle was too much for him. He asked the Doctor not to tell Rose that he had done so. The Doctor gave Mickey a compact disc containing a computer virus that would wipe out all mention of him on the internet.   

In Cardiff, Mickey told Rose he was dating Trisha Delaney. This may have been a lie to make Rose jealous. True or not, Mickey made it clear he was tired of putting his life on hold and dropping everything when she called. Although he angrily walked away from Rose at the end of that meeting, he helped her return to the Doctor to defeat the Daleks. At first happy to see her, he was angered by Rose's dismissal of the life she'd led, until she reminded him that the Doctor had also shown him a better way. Mickey remained doubtful about getting Rose back to the Doctor until she said there was "nothing" left for her on the estate now. Mickey swallowed his pride and used first his car, then a tow truck to pull open the TARDIS console so Rose and the TARDIS could communicate. That Christmas, Mickey accidentally helped the newly regenerated and younger-looking Tenth Doctor recover by dropping a flask of tea nearby, revitalising him. He was inspired by the Doctor's claim to the Sycorax that "[this planet] is defended!". Later, evidently unhappy, he saw them off on their travels.  

In 2007, Mickey found unusual activity at Deffry Vale High School and called the Doctor and Rose home. Meeting Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey was amused to find his suspicions validated; the Doctor had had companions before Rose. When he met K9 Mark III, he drew an unwelcome parallel between the 'tin dog' and himself. He helped evacuate the school as K9 blew up the Krillitanes and the Doctor accepted his request to join the TARDIS crew.

Mickey was delighted to visit a futuristic spaceship, the SS Madame de Pompadour in the 51st century, on his first trip in time and space. He travelled through a time window the ship had created into 1744 France, where he learned the ship's crew were killed by the repair droids to power the ship and they were using time windows to look for Reinette's "complete" self.

He was involved in an escapade on the planet Lagnos. When Rose was infected by the jealousy-eating Iagnon, he helped make her intensely jealous to drive out the creature.

His travels only lasted for a short while before a crack in the Time Vortex sent all three into a parallel world in 2007, where the age of the Cybermen was dawning. He met Ricky, his counterpart in that world, a tough, resolute character who led the Preachers, paramilitaries opposed to the Cybermen. Mickey saw him killed by the creatures; he also discovered that this world's version of his grandmother had not died.

Mickey saved the Doctor and Rose in the final battle against the Cybermen. However, he was increasingly unsure of his place in his home universe and the TARDIS. He remained in this world to care for his grandmother and, to an extent, replace Ricky. One of his first actions was to head to Paris to liberate it from the Cybermen.

Three years passed, from Mickey's perspective, in which he continued to battle the Cybermen.

This would make the year, from his point of view, now approximately 2010. When the Cybermen crossed the Void to his home universe in 2007, Mickey was the first to travel there to fight them and ensure Rose's safety. He went undercover at Torchwood 1, worked as a lab assistant and showed far more confidence than before. When the sphere, which he believed would contain a Cyber-Leader, opened to reveal the Cult of Skaro, (DW: Army of Ghosts) he was put to the ultimate test. He took part in the Battle of Canary Wharf. The Doctor trapped Cybermen and Daleks in the Void and Mickey was left in the parallel universe with Rose, Jackie and Pete Tyler.

Rose Tyler left Pete's World to find the Doctor. Mickey and Jackie crossed over and arrived on Earth after it was relocated to the Medusa Cascade in 2009. Mickey and Jackie arrived and opened fire on a group of Daleks about to exterminate Sarah Jane. He accompanied Sarah Jane and Jackie aboard the Crucible, where he was also reunited with Jack Harkness and, ultimately, the Doctor and Rose (later, the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor also greeted him warmly). After the Earth was restored to its proper place, Mickey left the TARDIS after a tearful goodbye with Jackie. He told the Doctor there was nothing for him on Pete's World any more, "certainly not Rose" and that his grandmother had passed away after living out her final years in Pete Tyler's mansion. He ran to catch up to Jack Harkness and Martha Jones as they left for their own futures.

Mickey went into "freelance" alien fighting, convincing Martha to join him; ultimately, they were married. They were on their honeymoon when the 456 incident of 2009 began.

One adventure saw them battle a Sontaran, Jask. Jask got them in his weapon's cross-hairs without their knowing it. Before he could fire, they were saved by the Doctor, who knocked Jask out from behind as a final gift to them. They spotted him and waved, but he walked away without saying anything. Mickey and Martha embraced as the TARDIS left, perhaps realising what the Doctor's appearance meant.

When first seen, Mickey was a bumbling coward; his capture by the Autons and initial trip in the TARDIS left him greatly shaken. When he met the Doctor again, he displayed resentment towards him.Already, though, he was braver than he had been; he tried to hold off a Slitheen to give Jackie time to escape. Despite these changes, Mickey was still clumsy, performing a pratfall while trying to capture Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen. Although still unwilling to travel in the TARDIS, Mickey changed his mind, inviting himself along, unwilling to just be "technical support" (or the tin dog) any more.

Mickey reached a turning point when he met Ricky and witnessed his death at the hands of the Cybermen. Shown a version of himself that was braver, he rose to the challenge. He played a crucial part in the the Cybermen's defeat and chose to help rid the alternate Earth of their threat. When the Cybermen found a way to cross over to the other Earth, Mickey was the first to pursue them.

When all of reality was threatened, Mickey again crossed Earths, this time with Jackie in tow. They faced Daleks and Mickey held their creator, Davros, at gunpoint. Choosing to return home, Mickey found love with Martha Jones; they became freelance alien hunters. Far from his original cowardly ways, Mickey now actively pursued dangerous aliens.As Rose's boyfriend, Mickey felt a great deal of affection for her.

This turned to surly resentment after a year's absence.

He was still loyal, travelling to Cardiff to give her her passport. He helped her return to the Doctor after hearing her say there was "nothing left" for her back home. Mickey later lost all of his feelings for Rose, not having any interaction during the Medusa Cascade incident and telling the Doctor that there was no point in staying in Pete's World with Rose.

When Rose went missing for a year, Mickey suffered Jackie's suspicions. She turned the rest of the estate against him. Mickey still came to Jackie's aid when she was attacked by a Slitheen and their relationship improved greatly after that. They followed Rose to their home Earth. When Mickey made plans to stay, he told Jackie he would miss her "most of all".

Mickey was terrified of the Ninth Doctor at their first meeting, referring to him as a "thing". In the year Rose was missing, Mickey researched him, learning of the death and destruction that followed him. Although they made peace, they had a very tense relationship. At first, Mickey's relationship with the Doctor's next incarnation was not much better, with the Doctor often making remarks at Mickey's expense like, "As if thing's weren't bad enough there's two Mickey's", but after Mickey proved himself by helping to defeat the Cybermen, the Doctor became friendlier and less hostile during their later encounters. Mickey affectionately referred to him as "boss".

During their first meeting, Mickey scorned Jack, deriding him as "cheesy". When the two met on the Dalek Crucible, years later, little seemed to have changed, Mickey referring to Jack as "Captain Cheesecake". This was soon shown to be playful banter, and the two shared a hug, albeit a longer one than Mickey preferred. Mickey also seemed nervous when he met him.

Although the two had little interaction aboard the Crucible, Mickey and Martha later fell in love. They married and became freelance alien-hunters. Little is known about about their married life, other than Mickey being slightly protective of Martha.

The Ninth Doctor at first often called Mickey by the deliberately wrong name of Ricky. This made it more ironic for him to run into a parallel version of himself, who really did go by the name Ricky. He also briefly referred to him as "Mickey the Idiot". Jack Harkness teasingly referred to him as "Mickey Mouse".


Donna Noble (Catherine Tate)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Chiswick, London

Donna Noble, later Donna Temple-Noble, was a companion to the Tenth Doctor. Despite her ordinary origins, she was described by both Rose Tyler and the Tenth Doctor as being the most important woman in all of creation. Donna saved the whole of reality from the Daleks and Davros. To survive the stress caused by her transformation into the "DoctorDonna", her memories of her time with the Doctor were forcibly erased and she was returned to Earth. She later married Shaun Temple.

Donna Noble was the only daughter of Geoff and Sylvia Noble and the granddaughter of Wilfred. On her first day at school, she was sent home for biting. When she was six, her mother refused to take her on holiday. Undaunted, Donna got on a bus and went on her own to Strathclyde. Her grandfather later reminded her of this incident to buck her up.  She was a lifelong supporter of West Ham United.

Donna's career consisted mainly of temp jobs. She worked in a library for a while and for two years at a double-glazing firm sometime before June 2007. She missed the Christmas Day Sycorax invasion of Earth due to a hangover and the Cybermen invasion because she was scuba diving in Spain. As a result, she was unprepared

for the existence of alien life when she first encountered it. In June 2007, Donna had the choice of being a full-time secretary for Jival Chowdry or a temporary secretary at H.C. Clements, a security firm in London. Although she considered the former at her mother's insistence, an accident blocked the traffic in the direction of Jival Chowdry, so instead of waiting in a traffic jam, she chose the temporary position at H.C. Clements.

Unknown to Donna, the accident was caused by a future version of herself from an alternate timeline.

At Clements, she fell in love with Lance Bennett, whom she pressured into marriage. She planned the wedding unaware that Lance was dosing her coffee with Huon particles by order of the Empress of the Racnoss, whom he secretly served. At her wedding on Christmas Eve 2007, while walking down the aisle with her father, Huon particles reacted with her elevated emotional state and teleported Donna into the Doctor's TARDIS. Robot Santas prevented the Doctor returning her in time for her wedding, but he got her there for the reception. When a robotic Christmas Tree fired explosives at the wedding guests, Donna and the Doctor investigated H.C. Clements. The trail led to an abandoned secret Torchwood base under the Thames where Lance and the Empress of the Racnoss revealed their plans. Donna helped the Doctor defeat the Empress and pulled him away from the Empress' death, saving his life. However, she turned down his offer to travel with him.

As a result of her encounter with the Doctor, Donna's eyes were opened to the universe and she could not resume her old life. Also following this encounter, Donna's father died. Donna tried to live without the Doctor. She went to Egypt for two weeks on holiday looking for some excitement. When this failed, she began investigating unexplained events, knowing the Doctor always ran into trouble and hoping that she would be able to encounter the Doctor again. In 2009, she caught up with him while looking into Adipose Industries. After Donna stopped the birthing of the Adipose from fatally converting human tissue into Adipose young, she witnessed the March of the Adipose and began to travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS. Unlike most companions of the Doctor, she was well prepared for the trip having packed several suitcases.

Just before she left, whilst trying to find a suitable place to leave her car keys, she approached a blonde woman standing at a police line; it was Rose Tyler.

After leaving home, Donna and the Doctor went to Pompeii on the day Vesuvius erupted in 79. She tried to convince him to stop the eruption but he called it impossible stating that it was a fixed point in time. She and the Doctor were ultimately responsible for the eruption; however, she convinced him to save one family from the devastation who worshiped the Doctor and Donna as household gods.

They next went to the Ood Sphere in 4126 and discovered the Ood's servitude was caused by removal of the Ood's forebrain and the "third element", the controlling Ood Brain, being blocked. When they parted, Ood Sigma referred to Donna as DoctorDonna. Neither the Doctor nor Donna realised the significance of the statement at the time.

The Doctor and Donna were called to Earth by the Doctor's former companion Martha Jones, who now worked for UNIT. Donna went home to see her family. She was terrified when her grandfather almost died from the Sontarans' sezerfine gas emitted by ATMOS. When the TARDIS was taken by the Sontarans with Donna still on board, Donna activated the teleporters to allow the Doctor to bring it back to Earth.

She agreed with her grandfather that her mother Sylvia should not know about her travels in the TARDIS.

The TARDIS was pulled off course with Martha Jones inside to the planet Messaline in 6012. The Doctor had his DNA synthesised and grown into a full-sized clone. Donna dubbed the "daughter" that resulted from the synthesisation Jenny. She witnessed the end of hostilities between humans and Hath when the Doctor opened the terraforming device the Source inside the Temple.

Donna met Agatha Christie in 1926 and killed a Vespiform by throwing the Firestone into a lake to save Agatha's life. During this adventure, she influenced the creation of Miss Marple and Murder on the Orient Express by mentioning them to Christie years before they were created; although Christie's memories of the incident were wiped, some unconscious memories remained.The Doctor received a message on his psychic paper from Professor River Song. She called him to the Library in the 51st century to help a team of archaeologists representing the Felman Lux Corporation to investigate the planet, which had been sealed off a century earlier with the message "4022 saved. No survivors.". However, her message reached the Doctor at a point in his time stream where he had no idea who she was. The group discovered the Library was infested by Vashta Nerada. The Doctor teleported Donna back to the TARDIS with the shop's teleporters, but she failed to make it. Donna's consciousness was "saved" to the planet-core-sized hard drive by CAL when the Doctor tried to teleport her to the TARDIS. Inside the hard drive, Donna experienced several years of a disjointed, idyllic married life and had two children within the space of a few minutes of real time, thanks to the memory alterations of the Doctor Moon. Miss Evangelista, whose data ghost had been uploaded via the Library's wi-fi, warned Donna that her world wasn't real. When River sacrificed her life to rescue the "saved" people inside the hard drive, Donna assumed that her husband "Lee McAvoy" was just a part of her simulation like her children. The real "Lee" saw Donna but was teleported away before he could reach her.

On a visit to the planet Shan Shen, Donna was distracted by a fortune teller while a Time Beetle leapt on her back and changed her history. The Time Beetle caused Donna to have never taken the action which led her to meet the Doctor, creating an alternate world. In the alternate world, Rose gave the alternate Donna a message for the Doctor. Also, alternate Donna sacrificed herself to restore reality. Her "normal timeline" version barely remembered Rose and her message; however with the Doctor's prompting she was able to remember and give the Doctor her message: "Bad Wolf"

Donna and the Doctor rushed to Earth in 2009, only to find it gone, then to the Shadow Proclamation for help. They traced the Earth, along with twenty-six other missing planets, to the Medusa Cascade. As the Doctor reunited with Rose, he was shot by a Dalek and rushed into the TARDIS with Rose, Jack and Donna. As a result, the Doctor began regenerating but was able to use some of the regeneration energy to heal himself and funneled the remaining energy into his spare hand and stop the regeneration.

The TARDIS was taken on board the Crucible and its defences taken down. Donna was separated from the Doctor when, for reasons unknown, the TARDIS refused to let her leave when the others surrendered to the Daleks. Donna reached out toward the Doctor's hand when the TARDIS was being sent to the core of the Crucible to be destroyed. The regeneration energy stored in the Doctor's hand interacted with Donna and created a being who looked like the Doctor, but was half human and had aspects of Donna's personality.

When Donna tried to use the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor's Z-Neutrino Biological Inversion Catalyser on the Daleks, Davros electrocuted her. Davros' attack on Donna awakened the Time Lord DNA that transferred to her during the two-way biological meta-crisis and gave her "the best part of the Doctor, his mind," rendering her the "DoctorDonna" of the Ood's prophecy.

She used her new-found intellect to deactivate the reality bomb and disable the circuitry on the Daleks' controls. She helped use the magnetron to bring twenty-six of the planets back to their rightful places in the universe. The Meta-Crisis Doctor, fulfilling one of Dalek Caan's prophecies, destroyed the Daleks. When the Supreme Dalek wrecked the magnetron, Earth was the last planet still in the Cascade. Donna helped the Doctor and his companions to "tow" the Earth to its proper place in the galaxy with the TARDIS.

After assisting the Doctor in exiling the Meta-Crisis Doctor to Pete's World and saying farewell to Rose, Donna's mind overloaded, a consequence of the unbearable Time Lord-human meta-crisis. To save her life, the Doctor wiped her memories of all their adventures.

The Doctor took Donna home, with strict instructions to her mother and grandfather never to tell her about the TARDIS or him. The Donna who had saved the universe was dead, fulfilling another of Dalek Caan's prophecies. Donna was left to her "normal" life. Wilfred, her grandfather, promised to keep thinking of the Doctor on her behalf, and never to mention the Doctor to her as that might trigger her memory of events and cause her mind to "burn up", killing her. By Christmas 2009, Donna had gotten her life back on track, She was engaged to Shaun Temple. She nearly bumped into the Doctor twice. For Christmas, she gave Wilf a book by Joshua Naismith, but did not know exactly why, saying that she simply felt like he should have it. The Doctor surmised it was her Time Lord subconscious directing Wilf since he was so important.

On Christmas Day, the Master turned every human into versions of himself. Donna's half-Time Lord mind meant she was not affected, but her mother and Shaun were. The shock of seeing them transformed into duplicates of the Master reawakened some of the memories of her travels with the Doctor. Visions of aliens she had met appeared in her mind. She called Wilf and was told to run for her life.

While Gallifrey appeared in the sky hurtling towards Earth, Shaun found her unconscious and brought her home. The Doctor had also implanted a self-defence device that sent her to sleep and saved her from the Master Race. She came to when the TARDIS appeared in the street and complained that she had, yet again, missed something important.

Donna's memories of the Doctor apparently never returned. In Spring 2010, Shaun and she were married and left the church with family and friends cheering them on. Donna asked for a photograph of her friends and her, allowing her mother and grandfather to speak with the Doctor one last time. They returned and gave Donna an envelope holding a gift from her deceased father and the Doctor, a winning lottery ticket. She remembered that the lottery had a triple roll-over prize before stuffing it in her dress.

When the Doctor discovered what the Manus Maleficus was capable of doing, he was momentarily tempted to use it to save Donna from burning up without wiping her memories.

The Doctor still felt guilty over what travelling with him had done to Donna, feeling that he had "screwed up" her life; these feelings persisted into his next incarnation.

He also told River Song about his adventures with Donna and what happened to her, years before River's encounter with the Tenth Doctor and Donna. River was so moved by it that even she was shocked when Donna was turned into a node. Donna worked as a temp secretary in several places, including H.C. Clements and a double glazing firm. She worked for health and safety for a week and kept the ID card. At some point she worked for six months at Hounslow Library, where she learned the Dewey Decimal System in two days.

Donna's first encounter with the Doctor was bewildering for both: the Doctor was shocked into speechlessness by her sudden appearance in his TARDIS; Donna was furious with him for "kidnapping" her. Though Donna's sharp tongue and hair-trigger temper kept the Doctor at arm's length for most of their first adventure, quieter moments showed a more level-headed and perceptive woman. Although she sometimes appeared unintelligent and persistently referred to herself as 'only a temp', she was actually quite smart: she mastered the Dewey Decimal System in two days of work at a library. When she joined the Doctor in his journeys, her quick and sometimes dry wit often came out, syncing with his own. Though most companions were, to some degree, the Doctor's conscience, Donna adopted this role more openly and forcefully than her predecessors. She pleaded with the Doctor to save the inhabitants of Pompeii - if not all of them, then a single family. Donna insisted that the Doctor acknowledge Jenny as his daughter, no matter how she was created or what job she was trained for.

Donna's fiery temper hid a deep well of compassion. She reached out to Agatha Christie, trying to share her own story of failed marriage. She even helped Ood even though they were not her kind.

When the Doctor's companion Martha Jones recalled the Doctor to Earth, she and Donna became fast friends; neither was jealous and both were willing to share experiences. The Doctor found this disconcerting. Her relationship with Rose Tyler was initially abrasive in the alternate timeline but friendly in the real universe. She also enjoyed an attraction to Captain Jack Harkness, which at one point involved her pushing Sarah Jane Smith out of the way to get a hug from him. 

Unlike Rose and Martha, Donna was intent on maintaining a platonic relationship with the Doctor, reacting with disgust when she misinterpreted his comment, "I just want a mate", (friend) as, "I want to mate", (breed). Both the Doctor and Donna also corrected many people who thought they were married, saying things like, "We're so not married. Never". She kissed him, but only as a shock to save him from cyanide poisoning. She was very supportive of the Doctor, at one point forcing him to admit that despite the potential collapse of universes, Rose's return was a good thing. She also supported the Doctor when the time came to leave the Meta-Crisis Doctor and Rose behind on Pete's World. Just before her memories were wiped, she tearfully echoed Rose's earlier desire to travel with the Doctor "forever". The Doctor reciprocated Donna's feelings, referring to her as his best friend.

The Meta-Crisis Doctor, working from his original template's memories, recognised that Donna's brash attitude arose from her belief that she was unimportant; she was "shouting at the universe, because she thinks no one is listening." The original Doctor attributed this to her mother never telling Donna she was important to her.

Alternate Earth: In her original timeline, Donna had simply ignored her mother's advice in June 2007 regarding a job for Jival Chowdry and went to work as a temp for H.C. Clements. Because of interference by the Trickster's Brigade however, an alternate timeline was created where Donna chose to work for Chowdry instead. She was promoted to his personal assistant that December, when she saw the Racnoss Webstar attack central London. There, she saw the deceased Tenth Doctor carried away by UNIT troops and a blonde woman, Rose Tyler, arrive, apparently by mistake.

Over the next two years Donna met Rose at several alien encounters which the Doctor would have prevented in the "correct" timeline had he not died in 2007. After Mr Chowdry laid off Donna, she won a trip to Firbourne House on a raffle ticket she found with the office supplies she had taken. While there over Christmas 2008, the Titanic crashed into London, destroying it. Donna's family was relocated to Leeds.

Rose knew she needed Donna as well as the Doctor to stop the stars from going out throughout the multiverse as timelines had been converging on Donna since her birth. In 2009, Donna agreed to be sent back to June 2007 in a jury-rigged time machine; her task was to prevent her younger self from "turning right" and taking the fatal job with Chowdry. Unable to get there in time, the alternate Donna Noble threw herself in front of a lorry to cause a traffic jam that would physically prevent her younger self from making that decision. Just before her death, Rose appeared to Donna and gave her a message for the Doctor. When the timeline was restored, Donna Noble retained dreamlike memories of the alternate timeline, including the blonde woman and her message to the Doctor: "Bad Wolf".


Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)

Species: Human

Place of origin: London

Dr. Martha Jones was a British physician. She met the Tenth Doctor while in residency at Royal Hope Hospital in London. Following an adventure in which her hospital was transported to the Moon by the Judoon, she began travelling with the Time Lord. (DW: Smith and Jones) Although she would return from those travels mere days later — from the perspective of her colleagues and friends on Earth — she had many adventures with him and met a great many of his other companions.

Likely her most challenging trip with the Doctor was the one on which she met Captain Jack and the Master. By the end of it, she had spent an entire year walking the surface of the Earth to ensure people everywhere would know the Doctor's name, and would flood the Master's psychoactive Archangel Network. It was only through Martha's long personal journey that the Master's plan was defeated and the year of his horrible reign over Earth was converted into an alternate reality.

Unlike other companions, she both fell in love with the Doctor and declared that affection. Because he pointedly failed to return that affection, she eventually decided to part company with him.

Nevertheless, she kept a phone to call him. She believed he had arranged for her employment as a UNIT medical officer. This, in turn, led to her liaison with Torchwood Three and eventual reunion with Jack Harkness, as well as time amiably spent with Donna Noble. She was a key combatant in the Dalek invasion of Earth. During that crisis, which saw the Earth hurled into the Medusa Cascade, she was prepared to blow up the Earth itself rather than see it be used by Davros and his Daleks. It was during this crisis that she met Sarah Jane Smith, Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, and — importantly — Mickey Smith, her future husband.

During his final reward, in which the slowly dying Tenth Doctor visited his companions, he saw Mickey and Martha fighting off a Sontaran invasion. By this time, Smith and Jones were "freelance" defenders of Earth, unaffiliated with any organisation.

Martha Jones was born in 1986 to Francine and Clive Jones. She had an older sister called Tish, a younger brother, Leo, and a niece, Keisha Jones. When she was a child, Leo pushed Martha off the swing and broke her arm. Going in the ambulance and having her arm plastered fascinated her. She decided to be a doctor right then.

Martha was forced to play peacekeeper in continual family arguments. In 2007, she lost her cousin Adeola Oshodi, who worked for Torchwood One, in the Battle of Canary Wharf.

Martha studied medicine and worked as a student doctor under Mr. Stoker at the Royal Hope Hospital in London, England. In 2008, the hospital was transported to the Moon by the Judoon. Calm while those around her panicked, Martha worked with the Tenth Doctor, who was posing as a patient named John Smith, to track down the Plasmavore, "Florence Finnegan", for whom the Judoon were searching.

As the oxygen in the hospital ran out, Martha gave her last breaths to resuscitate the clinically-dead Doctor, who had thwarted Florence's plan. The Judoon returned the hospital to Earth. That evening, after another family argument at her brother Leo's party, a recovered Martha was approached by the Doctor, who revealed that he was a Time Lord and invited her to join him on a single trip through time and space in the TARDIS, though he kept extending this "single trip".

The Doctor took Martha to 1599. They met William Shakespeare, who flirted with Martha, calling her his "Dark Lady". The three of them used a "spell" to defeat a trio of witch-like Carrionites who were using Shakespeare's play Love's Labour's Won as a spell to bring other Carrionites to Earth. The Carrionites, along with the play, were sealed away.

Martha's next trip was to New New York, where they landed in the Undercity. Learning the Doctor had also visited New Earth with Rose, Martha worried she was a "rebound" companion. After the Doctor had opened up the Motorway, Martha witnessed the death of the Face of Boe and heard his final words, "You are not alone". Before they departed New Earth, Martha learned about the Doctor's home planet and the Last Great Time War.

The Doctor extended Martha's trip in the TARDIS again, going to 1930 New York City, where they found the population of Hooverville being transformed into pig slaves as part of the Cult of Skaro's plans to build a race of human-Daleks. Martha was forced to kill pig slaves in remorseful self-defence.

After the Cult of Skaro's defeat, the Doctor returned Martha home twelve hours after she had left. He overheard a TV news story about a man promising to "change what it means to be human", and escorted her to the presentation of Prof. Richard Lazarus' rejuvenation device. Uncovering the disastrous effects of Lazarus' work, the Doctor, Martha and her sister Tish helped to kill the monster Lazarus had become. Afterward, the Doctor offered Martha one more trip, but she refused. She no longer wanted to be just a passenger. The Doctor invited her on board the TARDIS, as a full-time companion.

They answered a distress signal in the 42nd century Torajii system: a ship falling towards the sun. The sun was a sentient being possessing the crew members and killing them off, but Martha and the Doctor saved the ship and departed safely. During this adventure, Martha had a brief romance with one of the ship's crew, Riley Vashtee. He wanted her to stay but she chose to remain with the Doctor.

To escape the Family of Blood, who were hunting him, the Doctor used the Chameleon Arch to turn himself into a human being with no memory of the Doctor. He became John Smith, a teacher at an English public school in 1913, where Martha took a job as a maid. Martha watched helplessly as Smith fell in love with a nurse, Joan Redfern, exclaiming he "had to go and fall in love with a human and it wasn't me".

When the Family of Blood tracked them down, wreaking havoc on the town and school, Martha convinced John Smith to sacrifice his human life and love by reverting to the Doctor. He defeated the Family of Blood, left a heartbroken Joan and rejoined Martha in the TARDIS.

Martha and the Doctor travelled to an old house in Wester Drumlins where Weeping Angels sent them back to 1960s London. The Doctor helped Sally Sparrow recover the TARDIS in the future while Martha took a job in a shop to support them. Following a short pit-stop in Cardiff, the TARDIS took Martha and the Doctor to the end of the universe and the planet Malcassairo, where they met Captain Jack Harkness. They also encountered the last humans in the universe, being assisted by Professor Yana. Martha noticed he had a watch similar to the Doctor's Chameleon Arch, prompting him to open it. The human Yana was transformed back into the Doctor's Time Lord nemesis, the Master, and escaped in the TARDIS. Martha, Jack, and the Doctor used Jack's vortex manipulator to travel back to 21st century Earth the day after Harold Saxon was voted Prime Minister. Mr Saxon was in fact an alias of the Master, who had been living on Earth for months since his departure from Malcassairo. The Master, who had been manipulating Martha's family since she became a full-time companion, had Francine, Clive, and Tish arrested while Leo escaped. As her family, Jack, and the Doctor were all taken prisoner aboard the Valiant, Martha teleported back to Earth with a mission to defeat the Master.

Martha knew what she had to do: spread the word of the Doctor. In her travels, she visited the ruins of New York City, fusion camps in China and toxic pits in Europe. She travelled from England to rebel camps in Europe, where she met the Brigadier's son Calvin. She was interned in a concentration camp in Japan. After a year travelling around the world, she met fellow resistance member Tom Milligan.  She had spent a year on Earth telling

everyone to think of the Doctor at a specific time so the Master could be defeated. This plan worked; the Doctor returned to his original form and the Master was shot by his wife, Lucy Saxon. As a result of the destruction of the Master's paradox machine, only Martha, her family, and the people on board the Valiant retained their memories of that year under the Master.

Although the Doctor wanted her to stay with him, she felt her family needed her more. She also needed to get out of what she saw was an unhealthy relationship of her hoping the Doctor would finally notice her. She stayed on Earth to complete her training as a doctor. To keep in touch, she gave the Doctor her superphone saying that she would call him when she needed him. The Eleventh Doctor later felt guilty about how he had treated her during the time they travelled together.

Martha was recruited by UNIT. She and Captain Jack believed the Tenth Doctor put in a good word for her. She visited Torchwood Three in Cardiff as a UNIT officer. She became embroiled in their investigation of a medical organisation called the Pharm as an undercover agent. She was discovered and captured, and Mayflies were put into her body. Owen Harper saved her life with an alien surgical device. As Aaron Copley attempted to shoot Martha, Owen saved her by taking the bullet for her. He was killed. Before Copley could shoot Martha, he was shot by Jack.

Martha witnessed Owen's return as an undead being through the resurrection gauntlet. She gave him a posthumous physical. "Death", a force possessing Harper, made the gauntlet attack Martha and age her into an old woman. After Owen defeated the Death being, she reverted to normal.

She mended Harper's injured hand when, in a fit of self-destruction after Jack decided to relieve him of duty at Torchwood, he deliberately wounded it. Once Owen Harper was returned to duty, she left for UNIT, a few days after she had begun working with them.

Back at UNIT, she got engaged to her boyfriend, Thomas Milligan, though he left Britain for a while to go to Africa.

Martha called the Doctor when UNIT were about to attack the ATMOS factory which secretly formed a key part of a Sontaran invasion plan. She was working under the "by-the-book" Colonel Mace, who was in charge of the operation. Not long after UNIT took control of the factory, Martha was kidnapped by two Sontaran-controlled solders and put in a cloning pool to be copied. She was put to sleep but kept alive; her clone needed access to her memories while helping the Sontarans.

Martha's clone died soon after the Doctor rescued Martha, but Martha was able to convince the clone to help them. Before the clone died, it said Martha had many things she wanted to do and she should do them. While chatting with the Doctor and Donna after the Sontarans' defeat, Martha turned down the Doctor's offer to travel again with him. As soon as she had made her refusal, an unknown force took control of the TARDIS, and dragged them into the Time Vortex.

Martha walked out of the TARDIS onto the planet Messaline, remarking that even though she didn't want to travel with the Doctor any more, she loved the first step on a new planet. The Doctor was grabbed and his hand put in a machine to form his daughter, Jenny. Soon after, they were attacked by the Hath. Martha was separated from the Doctor and Donna and taken by the Hath. She helped the injured Hath Peck, earning the Hath's trust. They showed her a map of their location.

The Doctor was shown a corresponding map, and made new passages and tunnels appear on both maps. The Doctor phoned Martha and told her where they were heading. Martha went onto the planet's surface and took Hath Peck with her. She slipped into a pool of quicksand, but Hath Peck saved her life, sacrificing his own. Martha found the Temple and was reunited with the Doctor, Donna, and Jenny. They discovered what the humans and Hath were fighting over: the Source, a terraforming device which would make the planet's surface habitable.

As the Hath and the humans appeared, the Doctor released the Source. General Cobb was enraged and shot at the Doctor, killing Jenny instead. When the Doctor said that there was a possibility she would come back to life, Martha shook her head and confirmed she was dead. The Doctor returned Martha to Earth. She said a fond farewell to Donna and him, and went off to reunite with her fiancé, Thomas Milligan.

Martha moved to New York after promotion to the post of Medical Director on Project Indigo, a teleport device using recovered Sontaran technology. Whilst she was working at UNIT HQ in New York City, Earth was transported to the Medusa Cascade.

When Daleks attacked the base, General Sanchez ordered Martha to use Project Indigo to escape and contact the Doctor. Sanchez also gave her the Osterhagen Key and ordered her to use it should the need arise. Project Indigo, which had never been tested, teleported Martha to her home in London, where she was reunited with her mother. Martha later theorised that her emotions controlled it, sending her home.

Harriet Jones had created a low-level signal and contacted Martha, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Smith to assist Earth and defeat the Daleks. Together they contacted the Doctor and summoned him to help them to fight the Daleks.

Unsure of whether the Doctor would come, Martha decided to use the Osterhagen Key. Leaving her mother, she teleported to Germany and a secret UNIT base — one of several Osterhagen Key activation points.

Martha and two other UNIT operatives in other locations prepared to activate the Osterhagen Project, but first she contacted the Crucible, warning the Daleks and Davros she would use the key to destroy Earth rather than let it fall into their hands. They teleported her to the Crucible, however. Here, she was joined with the Doctor, Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jackie Tyler, Jack, and Sarah Jane. After the arrival of Donna and the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor, they defeated the Daleks and their plans. Martha and the others assisted the Doctor in piloting the TARDIS, towing Earth back to its solar system.

After Earth was returned to its proper place, Martha exited the TARDIS with Jack Harkness, who offered her a job with Torchwood. She did not take Jack's offer to work for Torchwood, but stayed with UNIT.  

By the time the 456 incident began, she was on her honeymoon.

She decided to go into "freelance" alien fighting with Mickey Smith, whom she had married. One adventure saw Martha and Mickey battle a Sontaran, Jask. Unknown to them, Jask had them cornered and was about to kill them. The Doctor stepped in and knocked out Jask, saving them as his final gift to them prior to his next regeneration . Martha spotted the Doctor. They called out to him, but he walked away without saying a word. As the TARDIS left, Martha embraced her husband sadly, possibly realising what the Doctor's appearance meant. 

Donna's World

If Donna Noble had turned right for a job interview instead of turning left, Martha would still have been working in the Royal Hope Hospital at the time that the hospital was moved to the Moon by the Judoon. In this timeline, she would have met Sarah Jane and Luke Smith, as well as Maria Jackson and Clyde Langer, as they investigated the hospital. When the oxygen ran out, everyone in the hospital, including Martha, would be left to die of suffocation. She would have given the last oxygen tank to fellow student Oliver Morgenstern before dying, leaving him the only survivor.

Martha was an intelligent, brave and kind-hearted woman with a great sense of humour. When she was a prisoner of the Daleks, one of them confirmed that she possessed high intelligence. The Doctor was impressed

with her theory about having air on the Moon, and he asked her to join him in the hospital balcony to see if they could breathe.

Although the Doctor asked more of her than any other companion (watching after him while he was human, walking the world for a year), she rose to every challenge.

Martha was anti-racist, willing to accept non-humans as aliens... even when they looked odd.

Martha quickly developed a crush on the Doctor and always wondered if he even noticed her. Martha was envious of Joan Redfern when the Doctor made himself a human named John Smith and fell in love with her. She said he "had to go and fall in love with a human, and it wasn't me".

In the Year That Never Was, Martha admitted that she loved the Doctor, but after the Master's defeat, she decided that holding on to the hope that he would return her feelings was not good for her. She was later engaged to Tom, but for unexplained reasons married Mickey Smith instead.

Although she had cause to be jealous of Rose Tyler, Martha seemed genuinely happy for the Doctor when he and Rose were reunited. She got along very well with Donna Noble. After the year that never was, Martha became a close friend of Captain Jack Harkness and although she did not seem to return his overtures, she did not mind when he flirted with her.


Jack Harkness (John Barrowman)

See entry under Ninth Doctor


Astrid Peth (Kylie Minogue)

Species: Near-human

Place of origin: Sto

For most of her life, Astrid dreamed of seeing other planets. She met the Tenth Doctor when she broke a glass and he offered to help her clean it up. She refused. When he told her he was a stowaway and she offered to get him another glass of Champagne, he decided to take her on a teleport trip down to Earth.

There they met Wilfred Mott, who told them people had abandoned London because of all the alien invasions at Christmastime. The Doctor and Astrid were teleported back to the ship, where the Doctor noticed that the Titanic's shields were down and three asteroids were on course to hit the ship.

He complained to the Steward, but the asteroids hit the ship and killed most of the passengers apart from the Doctor, Astrid and a few passengers including Rickston Slade, Foon Van Hoff, Morvin Van Hoff, Mr Copper and Bannakaffalatta. They learned the Heavenly Hosts were killing all the survivors.

Though Foon, Morvin and Bannakaffalatta died along the way, the others made their way to safety. Astrid asked the Doctor if she could be his companion and he agreed. Before they parted she kissed him, claiming it was a tradition. Astrid used a teleportation bracelet to get to Floor 31 to help the Doctor.

To save the Doctor and defeat Max Capricorn, she lifted Capricorn and his life support system with a forklift and threw him into the engines. The forklift's brakes were cut by a halo thrown by a Heavenly Host. She plunged to her death along with Capricorn, but was dematerialised by an automatic function of her teleport bracelet. Using the advanced transmat system, the Doctor tried to recover Astrid, but only succeeded in creating a partially cohesive form, neither truly alive nor dead, trapped in a non-corporeal form for all eternity. He allowed her atoms to scatter into space, fulfilling her dream of travelling the galaxy.

Astrid was a feisty young woman, who longed to discover the wonders of the universe and set foot on other worlds. She was thrilled when the Doctor granted her wish by allowing her to visit Earth. She was unhappy with her job as a waitress on the Titanic, where she had to put up with verbal abuse from customers like Rickston.

She formed a close bond with the passenger Bannakaffalatta and was distraught when he sacrificed his life to destroy the Host threatening the survivors. She also began to experience romantic feelings for the Doctor. They kissed twice and she ultimately gave her life to save Earth and him from Max Capricorn's plot.

She was given a second chance at life by the Doctor, who kissed her farewell and allowed her to live on as stardust, forever travelling the cosmos.

When Donna Noble turned right to the wrong job interview, time was changed and the Doctor was killed on Christmas Eve 2007. He never crashed into the Titanic. Astrid to die a different way when the ship crashed into London, killing everyone on board. This timeline was negated and the original version of events re-established.


Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

See entry under Fourth Doctor


Jackson Lake (David Morrissey)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth  

Jackson Lake was a 19th century mathematics teacher who briefly believed himself to be an incarnation of the Doctor. As the real Doctor told him, the Infostamp that backfired, and made him believe he was the Doctor, only gave him information about the Doctor; all the bravery and his invention of a different kind of TARDIS, were things he was capable of doing on his own.

Lake was a mathematics teacher. In 1851, he moved to London with his wife, Caroline, and son, Frederick. They soon encountered the Cybermen, who killed Caroline and abducted Frederick. He somehow used an infostamp to defend himself, but the device backfired, filling his mind with information the Cybermen had gathered on the Doctor. In his anguish over the loss of his family, his mind cracked. He entered a fugue state in which he believed he was the latest incarnation of the Doctor, newly regenerated and amnesiac due to the Cyberman attack.

Some time after this, he rescued a woman named Rosita from a "man made of metal." Dubbing her his companion, he began to work on his own "Tethered Aerial Release Developed In Style," or TARDIS.

Lake continued to act as the Doctor would, investigating the "disappearance" of a man named Jackson Lake as well as the kidnapping of local children. His exploits soon bought him into contact with the actual Doctor. At first, the real Tenth Doctor believed Lake to be his own future incarnation, but began to suspect that the man was not who he claimed to be when Lake attempted to use an ordinary screwdriver to ward off an attacking Cybershade. After uncovering enough evidence, he deduced Lake's true identity, and revealed it to him. With the sudden knowledge that he was not who he thought he was, Lake had a breakdown and told Rosita to accompany the real Doctor as he confronted Mercy Hartigan. The Doctor and Rosita discovered the location of the kidnapped children, as Lake struggled with the devastating truth. Having recovered most his memory, but unable to remember what the Cybermen "took" from him, he found the courage to join Rosita and the Doctor, arming himself with a bandolier full of infostamps. Using the devices to attack the Cybermen, Lake, Rosita, and the Doctor fought their way under the River Thames. There the kidnapped children were used as slave labor, forced to construct the CyberKing Dreadnought, a massive weapon and Cyber-conversion factory, created for the invasion of Earth. As the Doctor and Rosita evacuated the rescued children, Lake recovered his memory completely, remembering what the Cybermen had taken from him - his son.

Finding his son in the factory, but too paralyzed with fear to save him, Lake marvelled as the Doctor leaped into action and rescued the boy. He watched from the streets as the Doctor took the hot-air balloon to confront Hartigan and end the Cyber threat. Having shared memories of the Doctor from the infostamp, he knew that the Doctor was rarely ever thanked for his exploits, and so he rallied the assembled masses to cheer for and thank the Doctor.

The crisis averted, Lake and the Doctor met near the TARDIS. With Lake now a widower looking after a young son, there was no question of the Doctor inviting Lake to join him in his travels. He was unlikely to do so anyway, given his recent experience with Donna Noble. Still, Lake begged for a look inside the TARDIS, to which the Doctor agreed. Overcome by the unbelievable, Lake forced himself to exit, ecstatic to have finally seen the ship but quite through with adventure. Reunited with his son, and appointing Rosita as his nanny, he invited the Doctor to a Christmas dinner, an offer that was at first refused, but finally accepted when Lake suggested it be "in honour of those we have lost."

Lake was a somewhat shy, average man. Due to the effect of the infostamp, and under the belief that he was the Doctor, Lake became a brave, dashing hero. Once his memories as Jackson Lake returned, his confidence waned, but as the threat of the Cybermen loomed, he discovered true bravery deep within himself. The Doctor informed Lake that this was his own doing, not an effect of the infostamp. Even after his true identity reasserted itself, Lake retained much of the knowledge he had obtained through his brief experience as the Doctor, although he found it hard to accept the reality of the Doctor's TARDIS.

Jackson Lake carried his own version of a sonic screwdriver which was, in fact, an ordinary screwdriver. When asked how it was "sonic," he said it made a sound, demonstrated by tapping it against a doorframe. He also carried a fob watch. The Doctor initially suspected this to be a Chameleon Arch fob watch, but discovered otherwise when he opened it and found only a normal watch face. The watch did contain the secret of Lake's true identity; his initials were engraved on the back.


Rosita Farisi (Velile Tshabalala)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

Rosita was saved from the Cybermen by Jackson Lake, a man who believed himself to be The Doctor. They heard about people going missing and decided to investigate. She first met the real Doctor when a Cybershade was caught in a building. She saved Lake and the Doctor from almost dying. She later told the Doctor about everything that was going on. The Doctor explained to her and the "Doctor" what had happened. Rosita went with the Doctor and even punched Miss Hartigan in the face when she found out what she was going to do. Rosita saved the orphan children who lived at the work house, forced to work the mechanics of the CyberKing. After the Doctor went away she went to live with Jackson Lake and his son.


Lady Christina de Souza (Michelle Ryan)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

Lady Christina de Souza once adventured with the Tenth Doctor on the planet San Helios. At the conclusion of that incident, he firmly rejected her request to become a full-time traveling companion. Consequently, she was one of the few people to whom the Doctor denied even one trip in his TARDIS.

Christina de Souza was a notorious thief who stole for thrill, rather than profit as most theives would; she was bored with her aristocratic upbringing. When she met the Tenth Doctor, Christina had already built a considerable reputation and was relentlessly pursued by Detective Inspector Macmillan. At Easter 2009, she stole the prized Cup of Athelstan from the International Gallery in London. Her calling card (a mechanical golden Maneki Neko waving in a mocking manner) alerted the guards to her presence and her associate was quickly found and arrested, which concerned Christina not at all. Unable to find a way to distance herself from the museum because of the many police officers about, she used the 200 bus as an escape vehicle, bribing the driver with her diamond earrings for passage. When she met the Doctor, she dismissed him due to his odd behaviour. Once the bus was caught in a wormhole and deposited on an alien planet, she established herself as the leader of the group. She deferred to the Doctor's knowledge, recognising his understanding of the situation. The many tools in her backpack, which included a shovel to dig out the bus wheels, a hatchet to cut away the seats (so they could be used as traction for the wheels), a mechanical winch for her heists and a hammer, proved to be of enormous value to the group.

Christina became very comfortable with the Doctor and he with her. She felt a sense of adventure and excitement with him that exceeded any heist that she had ever pulled off. Against the Doctor's wishes, she winched down a shaft in the Tritovores' ship to collect the anti-gravity clamps and their power crystal, nearly electrocuting herself in her haste. She inadvertently woke an inactive alien in the ship's hull with her body heat. Swiftly collecting the clamps, she travelled back up the shaft with the alien at her heels.

Her previous heist proved to be invaluable, as the Cup of Athelstan was made of gold. This served as a perfect conductor for the anti-gravity clamps which, by themselves, were incompatible with the bus. The Doctor mangled the cup to make it the right shape, earning Christina's ire. With the clamps fixed on the bus, the Doctor piloted the now flying bus through the wormhole. Upon returning to Earth, Christina kissed him, her earlier anger forgotten.

After returning to the ground, Christina broke away from UNIT security, expecting to travel with the Doctor as a companion, only for her request to be refused, as the Doctor revealed he had been too hurt by losing his previous companions. Christina was arrested by the police and taken away. However, the Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to unlock her handcuffs. Upon realising this, Christina escaped the police car and ran to the bus, closing the door before the police could capture her again. Flying the bus to the Doctor, Christina happily told him that they "could have been so good together". The Doctor similarly replied, "Christina, we were", both of them smiling each other off. Christina flew the bus into the night sky, the passengers on the ground cheering her on.

Christina was fiercely independent and enjoyed defying the Doctor's wishes. She was an expert thief, but only stole for the adrenaline rush. She was bored by her aristocratic life and had a high opinion of herself. She used her obvious charms and good looks to win people over, often for selfish reasons. She showed great enthusiasm for joining the Doctor on his travels, but quickly forgave him when he refused. She could also speak French fluently, which amused the Doctor. She had an untrustworthy streak in her; she abandoned her partner in crime, who was probably also her lover, when he was caught by guards during her escape from the museum.


Adelaide Brooke (Lindsay Duncan)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

Captain Adelaide Brooke Ph.D was briefly a companion of the Tenth Doctor. During the Daleks' attempt to destroy reality, she ended up being orphaned when both of her parents never returned home. She was raised by her grandmother afterwards and, as the years passed, eventually became a mother and grandmother herself. She was commander of Bowie Base One on Mars in the late 2050s. In November 2059, the base came under attack by a water-based entity called the Flood. She was hailed as a hero in the new timeline, still inspiring her granddaughter to continue the Brooke tradition to go into space.  

Adelaide was born in Finchley, North London on 12 May 1999. She was a child during the Daleks' abduction and invasion of Earth in 2009. Her father told herto stay in the house while he searched for her mother. Neither of her parents were ever seen again. The young Adelaide was spotted by a Dalek, but for some unknown reason it deliberately spared her. The event inspired Adelaide to go into space. The Doctor believed the Dalek recognised her as a "fixed" point in history.

She studied at Cambridge University, and achieved a first honours degree in combined Physics and Mathematics. She transferred to Rice University in 2017, where she earned her doctorate in Physics. After Rice, she worked at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Brooke became the first NASA candidate selected who was not a United States citizen. After an intensive, two-year training programme, she served on shuttle missions.

Despite her youth and inexperience at NASA, she was selected to head up Project Pit Stop, which used the Moon as a re-fuelling base for planetary exploration. This was highly successful; exploratory, unmanned shuttles were dispatched to Neptune and Jupiter via the moon. The data they obtained increased greatly humanity's knowledge of these planets.

At the age of forty-two (presumably in 2041), she was a member of a three-person mission to Mars. She was the first woman to land there. Afterwards, she campaigned to have Mars chosen as a location for colonisation.

In 2058, when Adelaide was now a grandmother, she led an international team to Mars, the first human colony on the planet. She found fame on Earth as a result.

In 2059, after seventeen months of success, two of her crew were taken over by the Flood. She tried to contain the infection. After realising this was impossible, she ordered evacuation. Adelaide was suspicious of the newly-arrived Doctor's actions and comments. She forced him to tell her the truth: Bowie Base One was going to be destroyed and the crew killed. This was a fixed point in time. He could not save her.

Though she struggled to save the colonists, when the Doctor returned to help, she resigned herself to her fate and set the base's self-destruct timer. When the Doctor saved Mia Bennett, Yuri Kerenski and her, returning them to Earth in front of Adelaide's house, she realised her survival would alter her granddaughter's life and human history. She grew angry with the Doctor when he dismissed the problem and referred to her fellow survivors as "little people." She took her own life to preserve the timeline.

Her granddaughter, Susie Fontana Brooke, was inspired by her memory. She went into space and piloted the first lightspeed ship to Proxima Centauri. Her family followed. One descendant fell in love with a Trandorian prince and created a new species.

Though the Doctor saved three people from Bowie Base One, Adelaide's suicide ensured that the timeline was not altered significantly. Her death was the fixed point in time. The only evident change was that history now recorded that she died on Earth rather than on Mars, and that she had committed suicide under "unexplained circumstances". Mia and Yuri told the world the story of Bowie Base One and hailed her as a hero. This, not the mystery of her death on Mars, was what inspired her granddaughter.

Adelaide Brooke was a strict and serious woman who often showed other people a cool demeanour; she reserved her warmth for her family. Though she cared about her crew, she treated them in a professional manner and demanded decorum and discipline. One of her crew noted that she only gave compliments if the situation was serious.

Adelaide was a selfless woman who sacrificed herself to preserve history. Though she knew the Doctor for less than a day, she quickly grew to accept that he was a time traveller even before she travelled in the TARDIS. She was angry with the Doctor when he rescued her, insisting, "The 'Time Lord victorious' is wrong!", and was aghast that he could have changed the history of the entire human race.


Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbens)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Earth

Wilfred Mott was the father of Sylvia Noble and the maternal grandfather of Donna Noble. He was also a one-time travelling companion of the Tenth Doctor. Unlike many of the people of Earth, Wilfred was willing to believe aliens would come in peace one day, and that humanity would eventually travel out to the stars and mingle with them. A witness to several alien invasions of Earth in 2009, he was instrumental in stopping the Time Lords' return from within the time-lock which had sealed them in the Last Great Time War. In that effort, he trapped himself in a chamber about to be flooded with lethal radiation. His rescue was the proximate cause of the Doctor's regeneration into his eleventh incarnation.

 In 1948, he was a private in the British Army, stationed in the British Mandate of Palestine at its end. Years later, a mysterious Time Lady pointed out he had served in the military without once taking a life. Wilf felt no humiliation about this fact, feeling proud not to have taken anyone's life.

In the 2006 elections, after the death of the British Prime Minister by the Slitheen, Wilfred claimed to have voted for Harriet Jones. His daughter disputed this.

On Christmas Eve 2007, Wilfred was laid up with Spanish flu, unable to attend his granddaughter's wedding.

He manned his newspaper stand in London on Christmas Eve 2008, where he met the Tenth Doctor for the first time. Earth was aware of alien life and the threat they posed. Given the Sycorax and the Racnoss, Londoners believed aliens might attack on Christmas (again). Wilf told the Doctor and Astrid he was the only person in London apart from Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace; everyone else had fled to the countryside. He was furious when the Titanic hurtled over London, yelling for the aliens not to dare ruin the one Christmas in the last two years to not have an invasion.

An amateur astronomer, he pitched a tent behind his daughter's house in Chiswick and spent most of his nights on top a hill with a telescope looking for aliens among the stars. In 2009, Donna waved to him from the Doctor's TARDIS while flying away. Seeing the Doctor again through his telescope, Wilf felt happy for his granddaughter for being able to travel the universe, yelling and cheering as the TARDIS took off.

Donna visited her mother and him after she had returned to Earth. She told Wilf but not her mother about the Doctor for fear she would react badly. She told him about ATMOS and what they were doing. When the Doctor turned up with a UNIT soldier, Wilfred realised the Doctor was the same man he had met at Christmas. He opened the family car to investigate an ATMOS device and was trapped inside when it was triggered. He began to suffocate but was freed by his daughter Sylvia Noble. The next day he told Donna he would keep her secret and not tell her mother.

When the Earth was moved into the Medusa Cascade, Sylvia and he tried to fight the Daleks. Wilf fired a paintball at a Dalek, but it dissolved the paint. As it was about to exterminate him, Rose Tyler teleported to the scene and killed the Dalek. Sylvia and Wilf took her to their home. A message came from a Sub-Wave Network. They couldn't respond; Sylvia thought webcams were 'naughty' and didn't let her father have one. He watched as Martha Jones and her mother, Torchwood 3 and Sarah Jane Smith spoke with Harriet Jones. Rose located the Doctor and teleported out. After the Earth was returned to its

proper place, they celebrated. When the Doctor brought Donna back to them without any memory of her adventures with him, Wilf was distraught at the thought of her returning to her previous life. He promised to look up at the sky every night and remember him on Donna's behalf.

As Christmas 2009 approached, Wilf, along with everyone else on Earth, began having nightmares involving the laughing face of the Master. Seeking refuge in a church, he was approached by a mysterious woman, who told him the church had been a convent in the 1300s, had been attacked by a demon from the sky and saved by a "saintly physician"; then she vanished. The next day, Wilf organised a 'Silver Cloak' of old age pensioners. He quickly found the Doctor and in a café learned of his prophesied death. On Christmas morning, Wilf was watching the Queen's speech when it was interrupted by the mysterious woman, whom only he could see. She told Wilf he would have to take up arms, that the Doctor could still be saved and that Wilf must not tell the Doctor anything of what she had said. Wilf took his old service revolver, met the Doctor outside the Noble house and joined him in tracking down the Master.

They arrived too late to stop the Master turning every human on Earth into a duplicate of himself, but Wilf was protected from the effect behind a radiation shield. He escaped with the Doctor to a spaceship. During this time, Wilf and the Doctor felt they would both be proud to have been related to each other. After another encounter with the woman, he gave the Doctor his gun and urged him to kill the Master. The Doctor initially refused, but on learning the Time Lords were behind everything, he took the gun.

In the fight that followed, Earth shot missiles at the ship. Wilf manned one of the guns and had the aliens land so he could join the Doctor. He freed someone trapped in the radiation booth. A result, he was himself trapped. He witnessed the Doctor and the Master defeat Rassilon and the Time Lords and then knocked on the booth door to be let out, fulfilling the prophecy, "He will knock four times."

Due to the nuclear bolt still being active, the radiation would flood the booth and kill him, but not harm anyone else. To save him, the Doctor would have to sacrifice himself. Wilf was willing to die instead because he "had his time", but the Doctor saved him and absorbed a fatal dose of radiation, which caused him to start to regenerate. He took Wilf home and promised to see him one more time.

At Donna's second wedding, Wilf met the Doctor one last time, just like he promised. The Doctor gave Wilf and Sylvia a winning lottery ticket he had purchased with money borrowed from Geoff Noble, then left. Wilf and Sylvia gave Donna the ticket and Wilf tearfully saluted the Doctor as he took off. If Donna had turned right instead of left and never met the Doctor, Wilfred would never have met the Doctor, either. On Christmas Day 2008 of the alternate timeline, he was in the English countryside on holiday with his daughter and granddaughter, courtesy of Donna's winning raffle ticket. He and his family were spared the nuclear destruction of London caused by the Titanic crashing onto Buckingham Palace, but the lingering radiation forced their evacuation to Leeds, where they had to share a house with other families. Wilfred adjusted to this life, joining in the shanty singing in the kitchen. He was upset when all non-English residents were forcibly deported to "labour camps", noting this had happened before in his life.

Wilfred set up his telescope behind the house at Leeds; it was there that Donna and he first noticed the darkness spreading over the night sky, eating up the stars. It was this sight that finally convinced Donna to find Rose Tyler and repair her timeline.

Wilfred had a positive attitude. Even in a crisis, he turned to good war-time spirit. He was a strong patriot, loyal to Queen Elizabeth and his beloved England. He also had a good relationship with his granddaughter Donna Noble and encouraged her companionship with the Doctor, even keeping it a secret from his daughter, Sylvia, for a time.

After the Doctor had to erase Donna's memory in the aftermath of foiling Davros's latest plan, Wilfred's strong spirit seemed to have gone. That was probably because he believed that she was better with the Doctor. As the TARDIS dematerialised, Wilfred saluted in respect.

Wilfred also proved a loyal companion to the Doctor, from searching him out when prompted to by the mysterious woman, to giving the Doctor his gun and prompting him to kill the Master, as well as serving as a gunner when the ship they were on was under attack. He convinced the Vinvocci to bring him back to help the Doctor. He also showed a willingness for self-sacrifice by saving someone trapped in a radiation booth and being willing to die there so the Doctor could live, saying he was an old man.

He developed a paternal relationship with the Doctor, trying to comfort him when he began to cry during their conversation and wanted him to be happy and have someone to make him laugh. He was also willing to give up his life to let the Doctor live. This relationship was picked up by others, with the Master sarcastically referring to Wilfred as the Doctor's father. Wilfred admitted he would be proud to have the Doctor for a son and the Doctor said he'd be honoured if Wilfred was his father.


Eleventh Doctor

Amy Pond (Karen Gillen)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Scotland

Amelia Jessica "Amy" Williams (née Pond) was the first companion of the Doctor in his eleventh incarnation. She was the girlfriend and later wife of human nurse Rory Williams and the mother of River Song. When River married the Doctor, Amy became his mother-in-law. Amy died aged 87 in an unknown time period before 2012 after allowing a Weeping Angel to send her back in time so she could be reunited with her husband, who had been touched by the Angel. She was buried with her husband in a graveyard in Queens, New York.






Biography Edit


Birth and early life Edit


Amelia was born in Scotland in 1989. Her parents, Augustus and Tabetha Pond,

were swallowed by the crack in her wall and Amelia was raised by her aunt Sharon

in the small town of Leadworth. Despite living so long in England, she never

lost her Scottish accent. (TV: The Big Bang)


Meeting the Doctor Edit

 Amy's first meeting with the Eleventh Doctor, at the age of seven. (TV: The

Eleventh Hour)

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Amelia encountered the Eleventh Doctor and her own adult self at a fair circa

1994. She would not remember the Doctor, and retained only a vague memory of the

red-haired woman in the odd white dress (her sleepwear), who bought her an ice

cream cone to replace the one which she had dropped. Dropping and losing the ice

cream, and receiving the new one, would remain among her saddest and happiest

memories respectively. (HOMEVID: Good Night)


Amelia properly met the Eleventh Doctor in April 1996. His TARDIS, damaged by

his regeneration, crashed in her backyard garden. As she had been praying to

Santa Claus to send a policeman to investigate the crack, Amelia initially took

the TARDIS' anachronistic police box appearance at face value and asked the

Doctor if he was the policeman whom she had requested. The Doctor had a

"raggedy" appearance, as he was still wearing the tattered remains of the Tenth

Doctor's suit and adjusting to his new body and tastes. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)


He offered to take her with him, despite her being, at only seven years of age,

considerably younger than even the stowaway Adric was. (TV: Full Circle) In

order to stop the TARDIS engines phasing, had to first take a quick trip five

minutes into the future. She took the opportunity to pack a small suitcase and

return to the garden. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)


Amy waited for twelve years, unaware that a criminal multi-form called Prisoner

Zero was hiding in her house. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)


Adolescence Edit


While waiting, Amelia was obsessed with her "Raggedy Doctor". She created dolls,

comics, and dress-up games about him and made her friends take part. Sharon sent

Amelia to four psychiatrists who told her the Doctor wasn't real. She bit them.

(TV: The Eleventh Hour) In secondary school, her best friends were Rory Williams

and Melody ("Mels") whom Amelia and Rory did not know was actually their

daughter from the 52nd century. Amelia was consistently the dominant member of

the trio. Throughout primary and secondary school, Amelia unwittingly reared

Mels, serving in loco parentis and lecturing her after each of her myriad

discipline problems. Meanwhile, Rory went submissively along with Amelia's

instructions and took her mild abuse, so long as it allowed him to be near her.

(TV: Let's Kill Hitler) Aside from the Raggedy Doctor, her other interests

included the Roman occupation of Britain; she had several books on the subject

and insisted her Aunt Sharon let her attend the museum exhibit of the Pandorica.

(TV: The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang)


Because of Rory's timidity toward making any romantic overtures toward Amy, and

his obvious disinterest in other girls, Amy assumed him to be a homosexual. In

their late teens, Mels made Amy realise Rory's feelings toward her and she

returned his affections. In doing so, Mels paradoxically caused her own

existence. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


Second meeting with the Doctor Edit

 Amy's first encounter with a hostile alien. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

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 The Doctor returned in 2008 when she was calling herself "Amy" to distance

herself from her "fairy tale" name. She was Rory's girlfriend and worked as a

kissogram. Though dubious, she helped the Doctor defeat Prisoner Zero and warn

the Atraxi never to return to Earth. He took two years to take the TARDIS to the

moon to break in the new engines. Amy was engaged to be wed to Rory on 26 June

2010. The night before, the Doctor returned to keep his fourteen-year-old

promise. She joined him on condition she be returned before morning. She did not

mention her wedding. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

Travels with the Doctor Edit

 Amy on-board Starship UK. (TV: The Beast Below)

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 The Doctor took Amy to Starship UK in the 33rd century. It was secretly piloted

by a star whale who was tortured to keep the ship moving. Amy freed it, and it

continued to pilot the ship because it was kind-hearted. (TV: The Beast Below)

Heeding a call for help, they went to war-torn London in 1941 to meet Winston

Churchill and inadvertently aid the rebirth of the Daleks. Amy helped deactivate

the oblivion continuum inside Bracewell by convincing him he was human. (TV:

Victory of the Daleks)


Amy next ended up on a rubbish asteroid called the Gyre, which was to be

destroyed by a nanobomb. She befriended the Sittuun Charlie and saved the Doctor

from the devolved descendants of humans stranded there centuries before. (PROSE:

Night of the Humans)


The Doctor next took her to New York for the best burgers in all history, buying

the street they were sold on in her name to get them for free; she wanted to

shop with the psychic paper instead. However, this plan was derailed when she

had to save him and all Manhattan from being kidnapped by tiny aliens known as

the Vykoids. She was remembered by them as the reason they failed in their


They next went to a museum in the 171st century, where they found a Home Box

with a message from River Song. They travelled to the 51st century to rescue

her. All three went to Alfava Metraxis to help the Church defeat an army of

Weeping Angels the crashed Byzantium had awakened. Amy nearly died because of

Angel Bob. (TV: The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone)


After this trauma, Amy told the Doctor she was getting married and tried to

seduce him. He collected Rory and took them to romantic Venice in 1580 to repair

their relationship. Amy was almost converted into a Saturnyn by Rosanna and her

son, Francesco. She rescued Rory from Francesco, killing for the first time.


The TARDIS crew was trapped between two worlds by the malevolent Dream Lord. He

taunted Amy about her confused relationship with the Doctor and Rory, forcing

her to choose between them. When Rory died in one dream, she realised she did

not wish to live without him. On finding him alive in reality, she made it clear

to him for the first time that his feelings were fully reciprocated. (TV: Amy's



In 2020 Cwmtaff, Wales, Amy witnessed the revival of a city of Silurians. After

an aborted attempt to form an alliance between humans and them, during which she

spoke for mankind, Rory was killed and erased from reality by another of the

cracks in space and time. Amy lost all her memories of him. (TV: The Hungry

Earth / Cold Blood)


The Doctor and Amy found the Daleks had destroyed the human race in 1963, using

the Eye of Time to alter history. They went through the Eye to Skaro before the

Daleks arrived. Amy began disappearing. She used this condition to collect parts

for the Doctor to build a vision disruptor and sneaked by the Daleks to set it

to blind them as they arrived. The Doctor overloaded the magnetic field

generators. The Daleks lost the Eye and never used it to alter history. (GAME:

City of the Daleks)


The Doctor and Amy arrived in GSO Arctic Drilling Station. A nano-virus spread

by Cybermats had turned the crew into Cyberslaves to recover Cybermen trapped

beneath the ice millennia before. Amy used a reprogrammed distress beacon to

disable the Cybermats. The Cyberslaves captured Amy and nearly converted her,

but the Doctor rescued her and defeated them. (GAME: Blood of the Cybermen)


They visited Smyslov 3 for the first time to find their future selves had just

visited and caused much damage. Tanik threatened to imprison them, but the

TARDIS took off before he could disable the ship. (WC: Wish You Were Here)


While looking for parts for a tractor beam to rescue the Doctor from a spacetime

riptide, Amy accidentally released the Entity from its container in the TARDIS.

The Entity created a lesion in time, sent her a thousand years into the future

and began to feed on her timeline. The Doctor sent Amy a Tachyon Feedback Loop

to return to him. He captured the Entity and sent it into the riptide to gorge

on the four-dimensional Chronomites without harming them. (GAME: TARDIS)


They found a vacation spot, Poseidon 8 in the 23rd century, attacked by a

Zaralok, occupied by the Vashta Nerada and its people suffering "sickness". Amy

helped the Doctor restore power to the undersea farming facility. She was led to

a World War II era warship, the USS Eldridge. It had brought the Zaralok and

Vashta Nerada through a dimensional vortex caused by a malfunctioning cloaking

device. The Doctor and Amy deactivated the device, returning the Zaralok and

Vashta Nerada to their proper timelines. (GAME: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada)


Amy and the Doctor next followed a distress signal to a family spaceship where a

Dalek scientist was attempting to steal the technology. When the engine

overloaded, the whole Jones family were scattered into space and time, and the

Doctor and Amy travelled to many different locations, such as an ancient Ican

temple facing many different monsters like Cybermen and Silurians on their quest

to find and help the family.(Doctor Who: The mazes of time)



width="180" height="102" class="thumbimage" />Amy tries to cheer up Vincent.

(TV: Vincent and the Doctor)

Added by DuduDoctor


The Doctor, feeling guilty for Rory's loss, took Amy to wonderful places. On one

of these trips, they met Vincent van Gogh in 1890 France with whom Amy developed

a close bond. She was deeply upset that despite their efforts, he still killed

himself. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor)


The TARDIS dematerialised from a park in Colchester, leaving the Doctor stuck in

Essex and Amy trapped in the TARDIS. After they were reunited, Amy found her

engagement ring in the Doctor's jacket. She could not attach any memories to it,

but felt a strange connection. (TV: The Lodger)


Amy and the Doctor visited Space Florida a week before the events of the

Doctor's erasure. (TV: The Big Bang)


Restarting the Universe Edit


Amy met River Song again, caught up in a trap for the Doctor set by an alliance

of his enemies at Stonehenge in 102. She was reunited with Rory, who was now an

Auton. Her memories of him returned and he shot her. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)


The Doctor put Amy in the Pandorica. Rory watched over her for two thousand

years until she was resurrected in 1996 by her younger self. The TARDIS had

exploded and cracked time. To repair the universe, the Doctor sacrificed himself

into the cracks. Amy restored the family she had lost, as well as a human Rory.

The Doctor was erased from time.


Amy was married to Rory. At the reception she caught sight of River Song passing

by the window. She found River's diary on the table and remembered details of

the Doctor, then recalled him entirely and restored him to reality with her

time-altered mind. The Doctor, Rory and she bade goodbye to Leadworth and

departed on another adventure: an Egyptian goddess loose on the Orient Express

in space. (TV: The Big Bang)


Honeymoon Edit


The Doctor gave the newlyweds a trip to a honeymoon planet -- a planet on a

honeymoon with an asteroid -- just before his TARDIS was stolen by the Claw

Shansheeth of the 15th Funeral Fleet. (TV: Death of the Doctor) Amy insisted the

Doctor carry her mobile phone with him to keep in touch. (WC: The Night After



Amy and Rory almost crashed on Ember. She took on the role as the Ghost of

Christmas Present to coax Kazran Sardick into letting the ship she was on land

safely. After Abigail Pettigrew and the Doctor's broken sonic screwdriver opened

the planet's cloud belt to save the ship, the Doctor suggested a moon made of

honey as a destination. He said there were some lovely views, but it was

technically alive and slightly carnivorous. (TV: A Christmas Carol)


Near the end of their honeymoon, the TARDIS materialised inside itself after

Rory had an accident while helping the Doctor conduct routine maintenance. Amy

encountered a future version of herself, with whom she flirted. The Doctor used

the resulting space loop to end it. (TV: Space / Time)


As a Ganger Edit


Amy and Rory returned to Earth soon after they had left. (TV: The Impossible

Astronaut) Amy was pregnant and was kidnapped by Madame Kovarian and the Church.

She was replaced by a ganger duplicate to whom her mind was linked, making it

seem she had not been abducted. (TV: The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War)

About this time, she received a TARDIS blue invitation. Rory and she joined the Doctor and River Song for a picnic at Lake

Silencio, Utah on 22 April 2011. A younger version of River hidden inside an

astronaut suit shot the Doctor dead, though he was actually a Teselecta double.

(TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Wedding of River Song) After burning the

"corpse", Amy, Rory and River went to a diner to find a younger Eleventh Doctor

had been invited too. Amy persuaded him to find the younger version of the

fourth guest in 1969, when they found malevolent aliens, the Silents, who had

been ruling Earth since the Stone Age. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)

After three months of running, Amy was brought back to the Doctor by Canton.

Silents kidnapped Amy again and told her she would "bring the silence". After

the Doctor started a revolution against them, Amy rejoined him on travels

through time and space with Rory in tow. (TV: Day of the Moon)

 Landing in the 17th century, Amy helped the Doctor stop a Siren abducting the

crew of a pirate ship, the Fancy. The Siren was really a virtual doctor from an

invisible spaceship in the same space as the Fancy. Its crew commandeered the

ship to see the stars. Amy saved a drowned Rory's life with CPR after he

convinced her she could do it. While she slept on the Fancy, Amy awoke to notice

the woman again looking through a hatch, this time looking directly at her. (TV:

The Curse of the Black Spot)

The Doctor steered the TARDIS into a bubble universe to look for the Time Lord

the Corsair, who had sent a distress signal. Amy and Rory were trapped inside

the TARDIS by House, who planned to use it to escape to find new food. To amuse

itself, House used the TARDIS' temporal nature to torment Amy; she was made to

believe Rory had died of old age. They were saved by the Doctor, who regained

entry to the TARDIS and used its very soul to expel/kill House. (TV: The

Doctor's Wife)


A solar tsunami sent the TARDIS crashlanding in the 22nd century. Amy became

involved in a ganger revolution, helping them achieve equality despite being

wary of the ganger Doctor.


During this time, Amy saw the Eyepatch Lady twice. The Doctor dismissed her as a

"time memory." Amy let his impending death slip to the Doctor. After the ganger

Doctor had stopped the revolution, the Doctor promised to find her and destroyed

her ganger body. Amy awoke in her real body on Demon's Run. She was full-term

pregnant and the Eye Patch Lady, Madame Kovarian, ordered her to push. Amy

entered labour with a horrified scream. (TV: The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People)


Becoming a mother Edit

 Amy named her and Rory's daughter Melody for her friend, Mels. However,

unbeknownst to her, Melody was taken by Madame Kovarian and replaced by a ganger

to help trap the Doctor. The Doctor and Rory came with an army, took Demon's Run

and rescued Amy. After the Battle of Demon's Run, Amy discovered Kovarian's ruse

far too late. River appeared and told them she was Melody. The Doctor left in

search of the baby, leaving Amy to be returned home by her adult daughter. (TV:

A Good Man Goes to War) Because of what happened at Demon's Run she became

incapable of having children. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)

Tired of waiting "all summer" for the Doctor, Amy had Rory drive through a field

in Leadworth to make a crop circle saying "Doctor". The TARDIS arrived, to be

hijacked at gunpoint by Mels, on the run from the police for stealing a car. The

TARDIS crashed in Berlin in 1938; shot by Hitler, Mels regenerated into the form

of River Song. Amy realised that Mels was her daughter Melody. Controlled by her

training, Melody gave the Doctor a poisoned kiss. Amy convinced her the Doctor

was worth saving and saw her daughter sacrifice her remaining regenerations to

revive him. Her parents left Melody, who realised that she was the River Song

the Doctor and his companions had mentioned, in a hospital to find her own path.

Amy again rejoined the Doctor. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


Nearing the end Edit


The TARDIS landed on Earth in 2011, following a distress signal from a Tenza

named George to a block of flats. Amy and Rory knocked on many doors, but failed

to find him. They entered a lift and were dropped into a doll's house where

George kept everything he feared. The house was inhabited by peg dolls. Amy was

caught and added to their ranks to chase Rory and other people there. When

George overcame his fear, Amy was restored to normal along with the other

victims. (TV: Night Terrors)


On the universe's second most popular vacation planet, Apalapucia, Amy

accidentally admitted herself into a facility for Chen-7, a plague deadly to

beings with two hearts like the Doctor. The Handbots running the facility

mistook her for a patient and kept almost killing her. She hid and waited for

rescue. She was ultimately rescued by the Doctor, Rory, and a future version of

herself trapped on Apalapucia for thirty-six years. (TV: The Girl Who Waited)


Amy and Rory went to China in the 13th century. The guards of the Liao Palace

attacked them for taking food. After the TARDIS took off, it collided with a

Rutan ship, which crashed on the future site of the Houses of Parliament. It put

its occupants in stasis until 1605, when it sent a distress call. The TARDIS

responded and landed in London. Beneath Parliament, Amy and Rory discovered Guy

Fawkes and Robert Catesby plotting with the Rutan Lady Winters to blow up

Parliament and kill King James I. Amy and Rory found the Rutan ship and helped

find the power rods for the ship to take off. They were caught in a conflict

between Sontarans and Rutans over the Rutans' two doomsday weapons. The Doctor

reprogrammed one of the weapons to target Rutans, resulting in a stalemate.

(GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)


Departure from the Doctor Edit


In a prison for a Minotaur, where everyone had a room holding their nightmare,

Amy found hers: her younger self, waiting for the Doctor. To defeat the

Minotaur, the Doctor destroyed Amy's faith in him. After this, he returned Amy

and Rory to a new house some time before they had left, leaving them behind to

save them from further risks. Amy was upset, but accepted it. She asked the

Doctor to tell River to visit them if he saw her. (TV: The God Complex)


Amy became a model and was involved in a campaign for Petrichor, a perfume whose

name and campaign evoked an adventure with the Doctor. By the time the Doctor

and Craig Owens defeated a Cyberman invasion, Amy was famous enough to be seen

signing autographs. (TV: Closing Time)



width="180" height="102" class="thumbimage" />Amy, sitting outside in her house

garden, waiting for River to arrive. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

Added by DarlaDash

 After an alternate timeline was reverted, Amy sat in her garden, despondent

over the Doctor's death and her own cold-blooded murder of Kovarian. River,

fresh from the crash of the Byzantium, arrived to tell Amy the truth behind her

lies, including the Doctor's "death". This lifted Amy's spirits until she

realised she had been destined to be her best friend's mother-in law since she

was seven. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

In 2013, the Doctor joined Amy and Rory for Christmas dinner. (TV: The Doctor,

the Widow and the Wardrobe)


Occasional companionEdit


The Doctor continued to travel alone, but kept in touch with Amy and Rory at

least monthly. Once, in the middle of the night, he stopped by to pick the

couple up to help save the universe, but realised he had arrived too early and

they did not know what he was talking about. Later, an Ood wandered out of the

TARDIS and into their bathroom. With the Doctor unable to pick up the Ood right

away, he acted as Amy and Rory's butler while he stayed there, which made the

couple very uncomfortable. At an unknown point, the Doctor was able to pick the

Ood up and return him to his proper time and place. He left Amy and Rory a

message saying he would be seeing them again very soon; this occurred as Amy and

Rory had a fight, and Rory stormed out. (WC: Pond Life) This was later revealed

as Amy's misguided attempt to let Rory have a happier life and have children

which she was incapable from having. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks) After leaving

the message, the Doctor thought better of it and used the sonic screwdriver to

erase the message over the phone. Amy, upon entering and seeing the answering

machine with no messages, tearfully said "We need you, Raggedy Man. I need you."


The Daleks took Amy, Rory and the Doctor to the Parliament of the Daleks. There,

the Daleks asked them to save the Daleks from the insane Daleks from the Dalek

Asylum by switching off the planet's defences. They were fired into the planet.

Amy was slowly being converted into a Dalek puppet by the nanocloud with her

love being drained. Rory tried to save her by giving her his protective

wristband, telling her that the nanocloud would have less effect on him, since

he had more love. He had always loved her more than she loved him. Amy responded

that she had only divorced him because she knew she couldn't have children. They

reconciled. The converted Dalek Oswin erased knowledge of the Doctor from the

Daleks' Path Web and lowered the Asylum's defences. At the last moment, the

Doctor and his companions teleported into the TARDIS and escaped the Daleks. Amy

and Rory returned home. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)


Sometime following her return from the Dalek Asylum, Amy gave up her modelling

career. In 2020, ten months after their last adventure, the Doctor materialised

the TARDIS around Amy, Rory, and Rory's father, Brian, who were repairing a

light in Amy and Rory's living room. The Doctor took them, Queen Nefertiti of

Egypt and John Riddell, a 20th century game hunter, to 2367 to investigate a

ship that was headed straight to Earth and would reach it in six hours. Upon

entering, they immediately found it contained dinosaurs.


Amy discovered the vessel was a Silurian Ark. Solomon, who had forced the Doctor

to bring him back to health so he could make off with the cargo, had killed all

the Silurians on the ark. Discovering he had a few hours until the ISA launched

missiles at the ship and unable to pilot the ark, Solomon took the most valuable

thing on the ship identified by his IV system, Nefertiti. The Doctor magnetised

the ark, trapping Solomon's ship inside. Amy and Riddell defended the control

deck from raptors with non-lethal rounds while the Doctor searched for the

object emitting the ark's signal. The Doctor released Solomon's ship once he put

the signal of the ark inside Solomon's ship. The ISA missiles destroyed Solomon

and Rory and Brian piloted the ark to safety. The Doctor returned Amy and Rory

home, and took Brian on a tour through time and space, from where he sent

postcards to his his son and daughter-in-law. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)


In the same year, Amy and Rory travelled to Cwmtaff to wave at their younger

selves during their adventure with the Doctor where they first encountered the

Silurians. (TV: The Hungry Earth)


Attempting to take his in-laws to Mexico's Day of the Dead festival, the Doctor

ended up in 1870 Mercy, Nevada. Mercy was under siege by the Kahler cyborg

Kahler-Tek, also known as the Gunslinger. Tek was after scientist Kahler-Jex,

whom the townsfolk had taken in, and had cut off supply deliveries. The Doctor

learnt Jex experimented on his people to create living weapons to win a long

war; he became Mercy's doctor in repentance. Tek was a "subject" who regained

his sense of self, killing the scientists that experimented on him in revenge.

While having no interest in the town, he warned the Doctor he would start

killing if Jex wasn't handed over.


Tired of the innocents getting hurt due to his mercy, the enraged Doctor nearly

handed Jex over to Tek, only to be talked down by Amy. Mercy's marshal Isaac was

accidentally killed when he pushed Jex out of the path of Tek's weapon. In his

dying breath, Isaac made the Doctor marshal. Distraught by what he'd done, Tek

made a bluff: hand Jex over by noon the next day or the town would be destroyed.

In a duel, the Doctor distracted Tek and Jex escaped to his ship. Jex, feeling

guilt for the experiments he conducted, committed suicide by blowing up his

ship. The Doctor talked Tek out self-destructing, instead having him become the

new protector of Mercy. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)


Amy began working as a writer of travel articles. The Doctor discovered a

strange occurrence on Earth; black cubes had appeared all over Earth. Since they

seemed harmless and he lacked the patience to stick around, the Doctor left

after only a few days and Amy, Rory and Brian continued examining the cubes. Amy

and Rory had started struggling over the choice over life with the Doctor or

life on Earth. Amy committed to being a bridesmaid, something she wouldn't have

done before. On Amy and Rory's wedding anniversary, the Doctor returned on the

Ponds' anniversary, and got them side-tracked on a trip for seven weeks. They

found Zygon ship had been buried under the Savoy Hotel and Amy accidentally got

married to King Henry VIII.


After this trip, he missed the Ponds, and decided to watch the cubes with them.

A year after the cubes appeared, they finally activated, behaving in unusual

manner. Kate Stewart, head of scientific research at UNIT and the daughter of

the Brigadier, summoned the Doctor and Amy to UNIT and investigate the cubes.

The cubes released an electric pulse that stopped the hearts of a third of

humanity. The Doctor traced the cubes to the Shakri, who wished to wipe out the

"plague" of humanity before they could colonise space. He reversed the electric

pulse, restarting the hearts of those affected, blowing up the Shakri ship in

the process. On Brian's urging, the Doctor took his in-laws back as full-time

companions, as travelling with him was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (TV:

The Power of Three)


Final adventure with the DoctorEdit


In 2012 Manhattan, Rory was transported back in time to 1938 by the Weeping

Angels while he was looking for coffee. While Amy read the mystery novel An

Angel's Kiss to the Doctor, they realised that it was about River and Rory in

1938 and the author was in fact River. Using a Chinese vase as "landing lights",

the Doctor landed in the era saturated in time energy, though Rory had already

been transported in space to Winter Quay by baby Weeping Angels. Searching for

Rory in Winter Quay, they found him in a room where an old Rory died in a bed

before their eyes. The Doctor realised that the Angels took over Manhattan and

transported people into the past, trapping them in the Quay and feeding off of

their time energy. Amy and Rory escaped the Angels to create a paradox big

enough to destroy them. They did this by throwing themselves off in order to

create the paradox causing Rory to have never been taken by the Angels. The

paradox worked, and the Angels were destroyed.



width="180" height="101" class="thumbimage" />Amy and Rory's grave. (TV: The

Angels Take Manhattan)

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The Doctor, Rory, Amy and River ended up in the graveyard in New York in 2012

again with all of them alive. Relieved, they decided to go on a family outing,

but before they entered the TARDIS, Rory found his own grave and was sent an

unknown amount of time in the past by a surviving Angel. Amy, devastated,

allowed the Angel to touch her, sending her back to Rory. With the Doctor unable

to follow her at the risk of an even more catastrophic paradox, River asked Amy

to write an afterword on the book about the events of their final adventure

together in which she told the Doctor that she and Rory both loved him and asked

him not to travel alone. Amy asked the Doctor go back to the morning he never

came back for her and tell her younger self of the adventures they'd share and

of the man she'd marry. She explained that she died happy with Rory who lived in

relative comfort. She died at age 87, out-living Rory by five years. (TV: The

Angels Take Manhattan)


Alternative timelines Edit



width="180" height="104" class="thumbimage" />Amy in River Song's World. (TV:

The Wedding of River Song)

Added by MrThermomanPreacher


In one timeline, Amy had been abandoned in the Apalapucian facility for over

thirty-six years. She was nearly insane from loneliness. She made a sonic probe

to help her fight the Handbots and turned one of them into her pet, naming it

Rory. When the Doctor and Rory arrived, she refused to help them rescue her past

self, but after a talk with her younger self, agreed to help rescue her if she

were taken too. The Doctor betrayed her; only one Amy could be saved. The older

Amy gave her existence so her husband and she could have a life together. (TV:

The Girl Who Waited)


In another alternate timeline, the Doctor wasn't killed and a fixed point in

time was altered. Amy led a group that included Rory and River. They tried to

fix time without killing the Doctor. Eventually the timeline was reverted when

the Doctor married River and revealed she would be shooting the Teselecta. (TV:

The Wedding of River Song)


Personality Edit


Amy was adventurous and reckless, with a dry wit and a stubborn streak. She had

a difficult childhood being an orphan raised by her aunt. Her parents had been

wiped from existence by the Time Field in her childhood bedroom. She felt

abandoned by the Doctor. She was rarely open with her feelings and often

mistrustful and wary. She held people she cared for at arm's length, as she did

in her early relationship with Rory (TV: Let's Kill Hitler, The Eleventh Hour,

The Vampires of Venice) and the Doctor when he returned. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

Amy had jokes made about her Scottish heritege by mostly the Doctor and Rory

(TV: The Eleventh Hour, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's Kill Hitler), or even

herself. (TV: The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, Asylum of the Daleks)


As a child, Amelia was stoic and able to care for herself. She prayed to Santa

Claus for help with the crack in her wall and was unsurprised to meet the

Doctor. She lusted for the adventure of travel with him. When he did not return,

she grew into a cynical and aggressive young woman. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)


Amy was often flippant in the face of danger (TV: Asylum of the Daleks), with

the exeption of her traumatic experience in the forest aboard the Byzantium. She

traded barbs with Rosanna Calvierri when facing a forcible blood replacement and

cracked jokes while confronting apparent doom on the TARDIS. (TV: Flesh and

Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice)


Amy was flirtatious. In Leadworth, she worked as a kissogram. She was attracted

to the Doctor, (TV: The Eleventh Hour) Vincent van Gogh (TV: Vincent and the

Doctor) and the Roman soldiers at Stonehenge. (TV: The Pandorica Opens) She once

tried to seduce the Doctor. (TV: Flesh and Stone) Rory claimed she only passed

her driving test on her first go because of a revealing skirt. (TV: Space) She

had no problem being naked in front of the Doctor after a mutation into a

butterfly-woman was reversed. (COMIC: Supernature) She apparently began sleeping

like this after being left behind by the Doctor in The God Complex. (WC: Pond



Amy was troubled and lonely. She was often left alone by her aunt Sharon, who

refused to deal with her fear of the crack in her wall. After meeting the

Doctor, she was obsessed with her "Raggedy Doctor" and refused to believe he was

imaginary, biting psychiatrists when they tried to convince her otherwise. Mels,

a school troublemaker, her close friend and daughter, once pointed out she often

misbehaved in school. Despite this, she was a protective, maternal figure for

Mels, leading her - while regenerating into River Song after being revealed as

Melody Pond - to remark, "You got to raise me after all." (TV: Let's Kill



Amy loved her husband, Rory, passionately and called the Doctor her best friend.

(TV: Day of the Moon) She felt he could fix anything. (TV: The God Complex)

Despite her tough exterior, Amy could not always hide her emotions and was

devastated when faced with the loss of loved ones such as Rory, Melody, the

Doctor and Vincent van Gogh. She broke down in tears when the Doctor left her on

Earth with Rory. (TV: The God Complex, The Vampires of Venice, Vincent and the

Doctor, et al.) Once she discovered that something done to her at Demons Run

made her sterile and unable to give birth to any more children, Amy tried

forcing Rory out of her life to give him a better chance at having children with

someone else. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)


In her time on the TARDIS, Amy was heroic, saving the lives of the Doctor, Rory,

River and others. She was willing to remain in the clutches of enemies to let

her friends escape. (TV: The Time of Angels, Day of the Moon) Her mind, altered

by her growing up with a crack in space and time in her bedroom wall, restored

erased beings to the universe (TV: The Big Bang) using only her memories. She

knew time could be rewritten and hoped there was a way to rewrite it to avoid

the Doctor's death. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Wedding of River Song).

She could remember alternate timelines. (TV: The Wedding of River Song, Night

and the Doctor: Good Night)


Amy showed a ruthless streak. In an alternate timeline, Madame Kovarian was

being killed by her eye drive and had gotten it most of the way off; she asked

Amy to help her because it was what the Doctor would do. Amy said, "He's not

here" and put Kovarian's eye drive back on, killing her for having stolen her

baby from her. She was conflicted about this later. (TV: The Wedding of River



Amy's worst fear was being "the girl who waited", which stemmed from her

childhood of waiting for the Doctor to take her with him in the TARDIS. This

fear continued into her adulthood when she became worried about a day where the

Doctor may disappear from her life forever, and she would continue to spend her

life waiting for a return that would never come.(TV: The God Complex, Dinosaurs

on a Spaceship)


During her adventure aboard the Silurian Ark, Amy told the Doctor that she had

quit her recent job, who comments that she had already quit the job before. She

admitted that she can not settle down because she was always listening for the

TARDIS to materialise nearby to take her and Rory away. (TV: Dinosaurs on a



Other informationEdit




Amy proved skilled at swinging and using a sword. She could also pick a lock with only a hair-pin. Amy could tell what others were thinking the more she knew them; when the Doctor was making silent movements, she could tell what he was thinking. Amy was able to easily find information in a complex computer system on the Silurian Ark, which aided the Doctor in finding out where the ship came from and was going to.


Despite taking jobs based around her physical appearance (first that of

kissogram, later model) Amy is known to be highly intelligent, able to solve

intricate mysteries using observant analysis and even, on one occassion, to

single-handedly build her own sonic screwdriver (TV: The Girl Who Waited, The

Beast Below).




Although not as well known for it as Rory, Amy has died several times.

Amy committed suicide in a dream after Rory was killed and woke up in another

  dream in which she died again when the Doctor blew up the TARDIS to return

  them to reality. (TV: Amy's Choice).

  Amy was accidentally killed by the Auton duplicate of Rory but was revived by

  the Pandorica. (TV: The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang)

  Amy's Flesh avatar was killed by the Doctor so that Amy's mind could return to

  her real body. (TV: The Rebel Flesh)

  An older version of Amy died so that the younger version of her could stay

  with Rory. (TV: The Girl Who Waited)

  Amy and Rory sacrificed themselves to create a paradox in order to kill the

  Weeping Angels, but woke up in a graveyard since they had destroyed the

  timeline of that event in order to defeat most of the Angels. (TV: The Angels

  Take Manhattan)

  Amy was sent back in time by a Weeping Angel and died of old age a few years

  after Rory. This time her death was permanent. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)




Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill)

Species: Human

Place of origin: Leadworth, England

Rory Arthur Williams, (often called Rory Pond by the Doctor) was Amy Pond's husband. He became a companion of the Eleventh Doctor on the night before their wedding, but he died and was erased from history after being absorbed by the Time Field. Shortly before the Pandorica was opened, Rory reappeared, in a fashion, and was restored to normal after the second Big Bang. He went on to marry Amy and resumed traveling with her and the Doctor. During this time, his child, Melody Pond (later known as River Song), was born. When the Doctor married River, Rory became his father-in-law. He died age 82 in an unknown time period before 2012 after being sent back in time by a Weeping Angel and was buried in Queens, New York with his wife.


Biography Edit


Early life Edit


Rory was a childhood friend of Amelia Pond. Like much of Leadworth, he was privy

to her tales of the "raggedy Doctor" and a reluctant participant in dress-up

games that she based on them. (TV: The Eleventh Hour) He was also a friend of

Mels, unbeknownst to him their daughter from the future. On at least one

occasion when he played hide and seek with them he hid for hours and they didn't

look for him. Rory was long attracted to Amy. His feelings were returned only

after Mels pointed it out. Before this, Amy had believed Rory was gay, because

he had never shown any interest in any other girl. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


Meeting the Doctor Edit


While working at the hospital in 2008, Rory noticed coma patients roaming about

the village. He helped the Eleventh Doctor defeat Prisoner Zero, then watched

him warn the Atraxi away from Earth after they had threatened to roast it. (TV:

The Eleventh Hour) After these events Rory became engaged to Amy and started

looking up the "latest scientific theories". (TV: Flesh and Stone)


Travels with the Doctor Edit


In 2010, not knowing Amy had left in the TARDIS and spent days away from

Leadworth, Rory was surprised when the Doctor unexpectedly popped out of a cake

at his stag party and was disheartened to learn Amy had tried to kiss the

Doctor. The Doctor took the couple on a "romantic break" to Venice in 1580 as a

wedding gift. They ran into Saturnyns who planned to flood Venice and repopulate

it with their species. Rory defended Amy from Francesco, a Saturnyn who wished

to convert her into a "fish from space". The Doctor defeated the Saturnyns and

Rory agreed to continue travelling with the Doctor after Amy asked him to. (TV:

The Vampires of Venice)


The Doctor next brought them to America, but found themselves in the fake town

of Appletown. While the Doctor went off to investigate on his own, Rory and Amy

discovered that all the inhabitants were killer androids programmed to

assassinate anyone who knew their true identities. Rory and Amy were then

discovered in return. Running from the androids all day, Rory and Amy were

perplexed to discover the scientist that created them was no longer dead or

within the confines of the town. The Doctor quickly had them board the TARDIS

before a nuclear bomb went off to destroy the androids. [statement unclear]

(PROSE: Nuclear Time)


They next went to Geath, only to find it was ruled by royalty instead of

politics as the Doctor originally told them. It turned out a "dragon" made of

Enamour was responsible for hypnotising the populace into obeying the "king".

When two different beings known as the Herald and the Regulator came to collect

the dragon, claiming it belonged to either of them, Rory enlisted the help of

Hilthe, who was not under the Enamour's spell, to help negotiate with the

Regulator while the Herald was detained. Leaving Geath, Rory found the Enamour

had subconsciously hypnotised him into stealing some objects made of it. (PROSE:

The King's Dragon)

Rory fights off an Eknodine whilst in a dream. (TV: Amy's Choice)

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 Aboard the TARDIS, Rory fell victim to the Psychic Pollen that ensnared them in

two shared dreams. He escaped after the Doctor killed them in both dreams. Amy

and his relationship was cemented by her realisation she really loved him and

would not live without him when he died in one of the dreams. (TV: Amy's Choice)

 Following a failed attempt to visit Rio, in 2020, Rory, Amy, the Doctor and

some new friends stopped renegade Silurians who lived beneath Cwmtaff in Wales

from killing humanity. Rory was shot and killed by their military leader,

Restac, when he shielded the Doctor from a fatal energy beam. He was swallowed

by a nearby crack in time and erased from reality. (TV: The Hungry Earth / Cold



The Alliance scanned the psychic imprint left by Amy and used her dormant

memories of Rory to create an Auton duplicate. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)

For more information on Rory as an Auton, see Rory Williams (Auton). Rory, back

as human, with the Doctor at his wedding. (TV: The Big Bang)

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After his Auton self helped reboot the universe almost wiped out by the Time

Field, the real Rory returned and married Amy in June 2010. He remembered having

been an Auton after Amy had recalled the Doctor from the other side of the

cracks. (TV: The Big Bang) He compared these memories to a door in his head; he

could open it when he wanted, but usually kept it shut. (TV: Day of the Moon)

After the wedding, they returned to Amy's garden, where the TARDIS was parked.

They bade farewell to Leadworth to continue journeying with the Doctor. (TV: The

Big Bang) The Doctor would insist on calling him "Rory Pond". (TV: The Big Bang,

The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People)

In the new version of reality, the first time Amy and Rory were together in

  the TARDIS was on their honeymoon, despite their memories of earlier

  adventures with the Doctor. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)

Honeymoon Edit


Amy and Rory passed their wedding night on the TARDIS, conceiving their first

child. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) The Doctor left them on a honeymoon planet

(TV: Death of the Doctor)

Rory with Amy onboard the spaceship for their honeymoon. (TV: A Christmas Carol)

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The couple continued their holiday in the honeymoon suite of a starship in the

44th century. The ship began to crash onto the planet Ember. The Doctor had less

than an hour to convince Kazran Sardick of Sardicktown to unlock the cloud belt,

allowing the ship to safely land. Rory showed Kazran a hologram of the crashing

ship. The cloud belt was opened when Abigail Pettigrew's singing calmed the ice,

and the ship safely landed.


The trio left for another honeymoon location, but Rory was sceptical about it

when told it was a living, carnivorous planet. (TV: A Christmas Carol)


Rory began helping the Doctor maintain the TARDIS, which annoyed Amy. He made

the TARDIS materialise inside itself by dropping a thermocoupling when he

inadvertently looked up Amy's skirt. The Doctor dematerialised the TARDIS from

the resulting space loop and told Amy to put on some trousers. (TV: Space /



America Edit


After their honeymoon, Rory and Amy returned to Earth in February, 2011. (TV:

The Impossible Astronaut) Their families believed they had been in Thailand the

entire time. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship) Amy was replaced with a Ganger. (TV:

The Almost People)



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down upon the dam. (TV: Day of the Moon)

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In April 2011, they received a TARDIS-blue letter which led them to America.

There they met up with River Song and the Doctor, who was (unbeknownst to them)

a Teselecta duplicate. This "Doctor" was shot by a past version of River, faking

his death in front of Rory and Amy. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Wedding

of River Song) After his apparent death, the group spoke briefly to Canton

Delaware. Rory, Amy and the older River went to a diner where they met a younger

version of the Doctor with his own invitation. During the older Doctor's talk

about "space 1969", Amy had seen one of the Silents, aliens who had occupied

Earth for centuries.


They arrived in the White House in April 1969, where they met Richard Nixon and

a younger version of Canton. The Doctor, his companions and Canton went to

Florida to track the mysterious phone calls Nixon was getting. Rory and River

found a Silent timeship while exploring tunnels under the warehouse to which the

calls had led them. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)


After three months on the run, the Doctor started a revolution against the

Silence by using their own powers against them. Rory and Amy returned to

travelling on the TARDIS, concerned about the Doctor's impending death. During

this adventure, Rory questioned Amy's feelings for him yet again because she

described someone she loved who "fell out of the sky" and changed her life.

However, his doubts were put to rest when Amy told him she had meant him, not

the Doctor.


Further travels Edit


Answering a distress signal from the 17th century, the TARDIS crew ended up on

the pirate ship Fancy, where they were accused of being stowaways. Rory was

accidentally cut by a cutlass wielded by Amy and targeted by a Siren who had

been taking crew members. Though Amy shielded him from the Siren, Rory was taken

after being washed overboard during a storm. The Doctor figured out the "siren"

was a virtual doctor from an invisible spaceship in the same space as the Fancy.

Rory instructed Amy in CPR, then had himself disconnected from the ship's

life-support. He was revived shortly after. (TV: The Curse of the Black Spot)


Following a false distress signal from a bubble universe, Rory and Amy were

trapped in the TARDIS by a malevolent entity known as House, who planned to

escape to the main universe in the TARDIS and strand the Doctor with his TARDIS'

matrix in a human body. Rory helped the Doctor get back into the TARDIS by

lowering the shields. The soul of the TARDIS thought Rory was "pretty" and

communicated instructions to him telepathically instead of Amy as the Doctor

intended. Rory also heard the TARDIS talking about something he would need to

know in the future: "The only water in the forest is the river".


After surviving a solar tsunami in the 22nd century, the TARDIS crew were caught

in a clash between human workers and their ganger clones used for the dangerous

parts of the job. Rory sympathised with the ganger of Jennifer Lucas. She took

advantage of him, tricking him into trapping the crew, the Doctor and Amy in a

room with an overheating acid vat. Rory learned the truth and returned with the

reformed gangers to free everyone. After escaping the deranged Jennifer ganger,

the crisis was resolved by saving one of the workers and two gangers from the

factory's explosion. Rory was stunned when the Doctor revealed Amy was a ganger

and the real Amy was elsewhere, having been replaced soon after their honeymoon.

Rory vowed to find her, just as the Doctor had told Amy before destroying her

duplicate. (TV: The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People)



Rory and the Doctor raised an army to rescue Amy and his daughter, Melody Pond,

from Madame Kovarian and the Church in the 52nd century. Rory invaded the

Twelfth Cyber Legion and asked twice for the whereabouts of his wife, destroying

the other ships in the Legion as a "message from the Doctor". Soon after, he

arrived on Demon's Run. He kept Kovarian from fleeing with his daughter while

the Doctor's army won the fight in four minutes. However, the baby was not

Melody, but another a Ganger; Kovarian had escaped with his daughter. River Song

appeared and stunned him with the news she was his daughter, using as proof a

prayer leaf with her name written in the language of the Gamma Forest,

translated by the TARDIS. The Doctor left Rory and Amy to be returned to their

home era by River while he looked for the infant Melody. (TV: A Good Man Goes to



After waiting "all summer", Amy had Rory make a crop circle saying "Doctor" to

catch the Doctor's attention. They found him waiting and were surprised by their

childhood friend, Mels. She ordered them at gunpoint to help her escape the

police and take her to kill Hitler. The TARDIS landed in Berlin and accidentally

crashed into the Teselecta, Rory slugged Hitler and locked him in a closet.

Discovering Mels had been shot by Hitler, he also learned she was Melody, who

regenerated into River Song.


River had poisoned the Doctor. Rory and Amy followed her, only to be sucked into

the shape-shifting Teselecta, which took Amy's form. While the Doctor tried to

reason with their child, they made the Teselecta's antibodies attack the crew.

On the verge of dying again, Rory was saved by his daughter in the TARDIS.

Melody gave her remaining regenerations to revive the Doctor. Leaving her in

"the best hospital in the universe" to recover from the strain, Rory and Amy

rejoined the Doctor while River was left to find her own way. (TV: Let's Kill



Further adventures Edit


The TARDIS landed on Earth in 2011 after tracing a distress call from George, a

Tenza who lived in a block of flats. Amy and Rory knocked on nearly every door

to find him. George used his psychic powers to drop Rory and Amy into the doll

house in his closet. Rory believed they had died again, only to find another

person, running from the peg dolls, who was turned into one. It joined the

others to chase Rory and Amy. Rory then saw his wife transformed into a doll. He

met up with the Doctor and George's dad, Alex, to hold them off. The dolls were

stopped when George overcame his fear and Amy, along with the others, was

restored. (TV: Night Terrors)


The Doctor took Rory and Amy to a holiday planet, Apalapucia. The planet was

quarantined for the Chen-7 virus. Befuddled by the security measures, Amy wound

up in a faster timestream. While the Doctor hid in the TARDIS because the virus

targeted humanoids with two hearts, Rory went to retrieve her. He met his wife

nearly forty years into her future, hiding from the robotic medical staff lest

their medicine kill her. He convinced her to rescue her younger self on the

condition she also be saved. The Doctor forced Rory to choose between the past

and future Amys at the last moment; the TARDIS could not sustain such a paradox.

The older Amy sacrificed herself. Rory was angry with the Doctor at first,

fearing he was turning Rory into the Doctor himself, but later agreed the Doctor

had done the right thing. (TV: The Girl Who Waited)


Amy and Rory went to the Liao Dynasty China in the 13th century, where the

guards of the Liao Palace attacked them for taking food. After the TARDIS took

off, it collided with a Rutan ship. The ship crashed on the future site of the

Houses of Parliament, putting the occupants in stasis until 1605, when it sent a

distress call. The TARDIS responded to its call and landed in London. Beneath

Parliament, Amy and Rory discovered Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby plotting to

blow up Parliament and kill King James I. The Rutan Lady Winters was in their

ranks. Amy and Rory followed the trail to the Rutan ship and helped find the

power rods to let the ship take off. They were also caught in a conflict between

Sontarans and Rutans over the Rutans' two doomsday weapons. The Doctor

reprogrammed one to target Rutans. Rory handed the Sontaran-targeted weapon to

the other party, causing a stalemate, as each race was at risk of destroying

themselves. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)


Departure from the Doctor Edit


Rory ended up in an alien structure modelled on a 1980s hotel with Amy and the

Doctor, where a creature fed off the faith of those the prison trapped for it.

Rory, who had no strong faith for the creature to feed on, kept Amy safe until

the Doctor broke her faith in him and the creature died. Rory and Amy were

returned to Earth some time before they had left to find the Doctor had bought

them a new home and a red E-Type Jaguar that Rory had longed for. Hoping to

thank the Doctor with some champagne, he went inside and was confused when the

Doctor was gone when he returned. Amy explained the Doctor was saving them from

more dangerous adventures with him. (TV: The God Complex)


After time was restored and the Doctor had "died", River dropped by Rory and

Amy's house from just after her adventure with Amy in the Byzantium. Rory was

pleased by River's visit and confused by his wife's joy until River explained

that the Doctor was still alive. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)


In 2013, the Doctor joined Rory and Amy for Christmas. (TV: The Doctor, the

Widow and the Wardrobe)


Amy broke up with Rory, and underwent a divorce. The Daleks took Amy, Rory and

the Doctor to the Parliament of the Daleks. There, they were asked to save the

Daleks from the insane Daleks from the Dalek Asylum by switching off the

planet's defences. They were fired into the planet. After an attack from Dalek

puppets, Amy lost her protective wrist band, and was slowly being converted into

a Dalek puppet herself by the Asylum's nanocloud, with her love being drained.

After learning that Amy had only separated from him because he couldn't have

children with her, Rory offered himself to the Nanogenes to buy time for the

Doctor and they reconciled. The converted Dalek Oswin erased knowledge of the

Doctor from the Daleks' Path Web and lowered the Asylum's defences. At the last

moment, the Doctor and his companions teleported into the TARDIS and escaped the

Daleks. Amy and Rory returned home. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)


In 2020, ten months after their last adventure, the Doctor materialised the

TARDIS around Amy, Rory, and Rory's dad, Brian, who were repairing a light in

Amy and Rory's living room. The Doctor took them, Queen Nefertiti of Egypt and

John Riddell, a 20th century game hunter, to 2367 to investigate a ship that was

headed straight to Earth and would reach it in six hours. Upon entering, they

immediately found it contained dinosaurs.


While looking at the main engines of the ship, the Doctor, Rory and Brian were

taken to Solomon by his robots. Solomon had killed all the Silurians on this

Silurian Ark and forced the Doctor to repair his legs so he could make off with

the cargo. Discovering he had a few hours until the ISA launched missiles at the

ship and unable to pilot the ark, Solomon took the most valuable thing on the

ship identified by his IV system, Nefertiti. The Doctor magnetised the ark,

trapping Solomon's ship that was inside. The Doctor released it once he put the

signal of Silurian Ark inside Solomon's ship. The ISA missiles destroyed

Solomon. Rory and Brian, who possessed the same gene chain, were able to pilot

the ark to safety with the parallel pilot compartments. The Doctor returned

everyone home.


The same year, Rory and Amy returned to Cwmtaff to wave to their younger selves.


Attempting to take his in-laws to Mexico's Day of the Dead festival, the Doctor

ended up in 1870 Mercy, Nevada. Mercy was under siege by the Kahler cyborg

Kahler-Tek, also known as the Gunslinger. Tek was after scientist Kahler-Jex,

whom the townsfolk had taken in, and had cut off supply deliveries. With the

help of the town's marshal Isaac, Rory, disguised as Jex, distracted Tek so the

Doctor could reach Tek's ship. In doing so, the Doctor learnt Jex experimented

on his people to create living weapons to win a long war; he became Mercy's

doctor in repentance. Tek was a "subject" who regained his sense of self,

killing the scientists that experimented on him in revenge. While having no

interest in the town, he warned the Doctor he would start killing if Jex wasn't

handed over.


Tired of the innocents getting hurt due to his mercy, the enraged Doctor nearly

handed Jex over to Tek, only to be talked down by Amy. Isaac was accidentally

killed when he pushed Jex out of the path of Tek's weapon. In his dying breath,

Isaac made the Doctor marshal. Distraught by what he'd done, Tek made a bluff:

hand Jex over by noon the next day or the town would be destroyed. In a duel,

the Doctor distracted Tek and Jex escaped to his ship. Jex, feeling guilt for

the experiments he conducted, committed suicide by blowing up his ship. The

Doctor talked Tek out self-destructing, instead having him become the new

protector of Mercy. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)


The Doctor discovered a strange occurrence on Earth; black cubes had appeared

all over Earth. Since they seemed harmless and he lacked the patience to stick

around, the Doctor left after only a few days and Amy, Rory and Brian continued

examining the cubes. Amy and Rory had started struggling over the choice over

life with the Doctor or life on Earth. Rory committed to working as a nurse in

London full-time, something he wouldn't have done before. On Amy and Rory's

wedding anniversary, the Doctor returned on the Ponds' anniversary, and got them

side-tracked on a trip for seven weeks. They found a Zygon ship had been buried

under the Savoy Hotel and Amy accidentally got married to King Henry VIII.


After this trip, he missed the Ponds, and decided to watch the cubes with them.

A year after the cubes appeared, they finally activated, behaving in unusual

manner. When the cubes released an electric pulse that stopped the hearts of a

third of humanity, Rory followed some "orderlies" carrying Brian away through a

portal inside the hospital to a Shakri Ship. The Doctor traced the cubes to the

Shakri, who wished to wipe out the "plague" of humanity before they could

colonise space and awakened Rory and Brian on board. The Doctor reversed the

electric pulse, restarting the hearts of those affected, blowing up the Shakri

ship in the process. On Brian's urging, the Doctor took his in-laws back as

full-time companions, as travelling with him was a once-in-a-lifetime

opportunity. (TV: The Power of Three)


In 2012 Manhattan, Rory was transported back in time to 1938 by the Weeping

Angels while he was looking for coffee. There, he met River Song and the Weeping

Angel collector Grayle. Grayle had River held in place and he sent Rory

downstairs, where baby Weeping Angels displaced him in space to Winter Quay.

There, he saw his future self die. The Doctor realised that the Angels took over

Manhattan and transported people into the past, trapping them in the Quay and

feeding off of their time energy. Amy and Rory escaped the Angels to create a

paradox big enough to destroy them. The Doctor reached the roof in time to

witness Rory and Amy throw themselves off in order to create the paradox causing

Rory to have never been taken by the Angels. The paradox worked, and the Angels

were destroyed.


The Doctor, Rory, Amy and River ended up in the graveyard in New York in 2012

again with all of them alive. Relieved, they decided to go on a family outing,

but before they entered the TARDIS, Rory found his own grave and was sent an

unknown amount of time in the past by a surviving Angel. Amy, devastated,

allowed the Angel to touch her, sending her back to Rory. The Doctor was unable

to follow her at the risk of an even more catastrophic paradox. Rory died at the

age of 82. According to the afterword Amy wrote in River's novel, he lived a

good life with her beforehand. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)


Alternate timelines Edit


In a timeline where all time happened at once due to the Doctor not dying, Rory

was a captain in a military force led by Amy. They tried to restore the timeline

without killing the Doctor. Unlike Amy and River, he had no memory of the

correct timeline. He was attracted to Amy, who was looking for him but didn't

recognise him. The Doctor tried to get them together, but Rory saw right through

it. When the Silents broke free, tormented by his Eye Drive, he stayed to hold

them off, though it meant certain death. Amy saved him, then told him they

should get a drink and married. When the Doctor married River, Rory consented to

the marriage as the bride's father, even though he didn't understand what was

going on. Unlike Amy, the Doctor and River, Rory probably had no memory of these

events when the timeline was restored. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)


In an alternate timeline, Rory was sent back in time by the Weeping Angels and

spent the rest of his life trapped in the Winter Quay where he eventually died

of old age after having his temporal energy fed off of by the Angels. This

timeline was negated when the current Rory and Amy jumped off the roof of the

Quay, negating this future and killing all but one of the Angels. (TV: The

Angels Take Manhattan)


Personality Edit


Rory was timid in his first meeting with the Doctor. He was easily cowed by Dr

Ramsden and terrified by the chaos surrounding the Doctor and Prisoner Zero. He

still had the presence of mind to record evidence his comatose patients were

strolling outside the hospital. He also helped Amy clear the hospital of

patients before Prisoner Zero could kill them. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)


In Venice, Rory was unnerved when the Doctor and Amy wanted to return to the

Saturnyn stronghold, yet he grew in bravery. He challenged Francesco to protect

Amy. (TV: The Vampires of Venice) When he saw Francesco had attack a girl, his

immediate reaction was to see if she was all right. (TV: The Vampires of Venice)

He took a lethal Silurian energy beam meant for the Doctor. (TV: Cold Blood)


Rory was stubbornly devoted to Amy. Perhaps the greatest testament to this was

his willingness as an Auton to guard Amy in the Pandorica for almost two

thousand years. (TV: The Big Bang) He would perform great feats of courage out

of love for Amy and go to any length when angry. He destroyed all but one of the

Twelfth Cyber Legion's ships to find where Amy was held captive (TV: A Good Man

Goes to War) and as an Auton, punched the Doctor when he was grieving over

shooting Amy. (TV: The Big Bang) Although he remained aghast at the risks he was

forced to take, his reflexive behaviour was heroic.


At first, Rory was jealous of Amy's infatuation with the Doctor and uneasy at

her obsession with him when she was little. (TV: The Vampires of Venice, Amy's

Choice) However, after the Dream Lord's challenge, (TV: Amy's Choice) Rory

became more comfortable with the Doctor's presence in their lives, trying to

have civil conversations with him and helping in TARDIS maintenance. (TV:

Space/Time) He put up with the occasionally troublesome natures of Amy and the

Doctor. Rory was very loyal to the Doctor, whom he trusted with his life. (TV:

The Hungry Earth) He was devastated when it appeared the Doctor was dead and

when Idris' body died; not only were they his friends, he was a nurse and they

were his patients. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)


Rory was a quick learner. When confronted with the necessity of riding a

motorcycle for the first time to follow River Song, he sourly noted that it was

"one of those days" and did so. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) He was one of the few

people to not freak out on entering the TARDIS for the first time, remarking he

had done some reading on the theory. (TV: The Vampires of Venice) When he was

put inside the Teselecta he concluded it was a miniaturisation ray simply

because they were smaller and it was a ray. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


Other information Edit


Skills Edit


Rory was a trained nurse. He knew medical procedures and how to examine bodies.

(TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Vampires of Venice, The Curse of the Black Spot) As

he had been a Roman Centurion, he was accomplished at fighting with a gladius.

(TV: The Pandorica Opens, A Good Man Goes to War) In two millenia guarding the

Pandorica, Rory became a very effective warrior. In the attack on Demon's Run,

he survived the battle with the Headless monks while two experienced soldiers,

Strax and Lorna Bucket, were killed. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) Rory

demonstrated a good 'gun arm' on several occasions; he knocked the Doctor,

Hitler and the Teselecta to the ground with single blows to their jaws. (TV: The

Big Bang, Let's Kill Hitler) He carried nursing supplies in his pockets in case

someone was injured. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)


Deaths Edit


Like Captain Jack Harkness, Rory had a tendency to die and be brought back to

life, although he did not have Harkness' gift/curse of immortality and his

resurrections were done in a variety of ways.

Rory was killed by a Eknodine in a dream created by the Dream Lord. Amy and

  the Doctor committed suicide in the dream and were returned to another dream,

  in which Rory was still alive. The Doctor then killed all three of them in the

  dream by blowing up the TARDIS, having figured out that the Dream Lord had

  created two dreams. (TV: Amy's Choice)

  Rory was killed by the Silurian Restac. Soon after, his body was consumed by

  the Time Field and he was erased from time. However due to Amy's subconscious

  memories of him, he was resurrected as an Auton duplicate. (TV: Cold Blood,

  The Pandorica Opens)

  Rory's duplicate was erased from history when the Doctor restarted the

  universe and the real Rory was brought back to life. However, the Auton Rory

  lived on in the real Rory, as he remembered the 2000 years he spent waiting.

  (TV: The Big Bang)

  Rory faked his death at the hands of Canton Delaware in order to trick the

  Silence. (TV: Day of the Moon)

  Rory drowned (or at least came very close to doing so) when he fell into the

  sea but was rescued by the Siren and brought back to life by Amy. (TV: The

  Curse of the Black Spot)

  An old version of Rory died when the House took over the TARDIS. (TV: The

  Doctor's Wife)

  A future version of Rory was seen dying in a bed. (TV: The Angels Take


  Rory and Amy both sacrificed themselves to kill the Weeping Angels since Rory

  had already seen himself die and by throwing themselves off a roof, he and Amy

  created a paradox which was poison to the Angels. The paradox cancelled the

  timeline so Amy and Rory both came back to life. (TV: The Angels Take


  Rory and Amy both died of old age after being sent back in time by a surviving

  Weeping Angel. This time they both died permanently. (TV: The Angels Take





River Song (Alex Kingston)

River Song is a fictional character created by Steven Moffat and played by Alex Kingston in the British science-fiction series Doctor Who. River Song was introduced to the series as an experienced future companion of series protagonist the Doctor, an alien Time Lord who travels through time in his TARDIS. Because River Song is a time traveller herself, her adventures with the Doctor occur out of synchronisation; their first meeting (from the audience's perspective) is his first and apparently her last. In later appearances, River is a companion of the Doctor in his eleventh incarnation, portrayed by Matt Smith. River Song was created by Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat for the show's fourth series in 2008, under the tenure of executive producer Russell T Davies. When Moffat took over Davies' duties as executive producer, he began expanding on the character's background, depicting adventures earlier in River's timeline, upgrading Alex Kingston from a guest star to a recurring actor in the series. Other actresses have subsequently portrayed younger versions of the character.


When the character was first introduced, much about her origins remained a

mystery. Following the character's initial appearance, Davies had described her

as "one of the most important characters" in the narrative, and "vital" to the

Doctor's life.[3] In series six (2011), Moffat's episodes unveil more about the

character. Born Melody Pond, River is the daughter of the Eleventh Doctor's

companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), alongside

whom Kingston had appeared several times in series five (2010). Having been

conceived on board the TARDIS as it travelled through the space-time vortex,

Melody is born with genetic traits and abilities similar to the Doctor's own

race, the Time Lords.



River Song first appears in the Doctor Who 2008 series two-parter "Silence in

the Library"/"Forest of the Dead" (written by Steven Moffat) during the Russell

T Davies era of Doctor Who. Here, she encounters the Tenth Doctor (David

Tennant) in the 51st century and, though he has never met her, claims to be

someone he will come to trust completely. River, who is a professor of

archaeology and carries a TARDIS-colour/pattern diary of her adventures, is able

to convince the Doctor of his future trust in her by whispering his real name

into his ear. In the second of the two episodes she sacrifices herself to save

the people who were trapped in the Library's database, before the Doctor could

do the same. In turn he is able to upload a copy of her consciousness into a

computer, in which she is able to live on in a virtual world created by the

Library computer. He achieves this via the use of a sonic screwdriver given to

her by his future self.


After Moffat took over from Davies as executive producer of the show, River Song

appeared in the 2010 series. In the two-parter "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and

Stone", which takes place prior to River becoming a professor, she encounters

the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), with whom she is more familiar. She leaves

coordinates for the Doctor so that he may rescue her in the 51st century, and

together they investigate the crash of the spaceship Byzantium. She shows

herself to be more adept at flying the TARDIS than he is and reveals to the

Doctor that she is imprisoned in the "Stormcage Containment Facility" for

killing, "the best man I've ever known." An even earlier version of River

appears to assist the Doctor in series finale "The Pandorica Opens"/"The Big

Bang". After being contacted by Winston Churchill (Ian McNeice), River leads the

Doctor to 102 A.D. While River is travelling in the TARDIS on her own, it

explodes with her inside. The Doctor, using River's vortex manipulator,

teleports her out. River then assists him in closing the cracks in the universe.

After the Doctor erases himself from history in order to completely close the

cracks in the universe, River helps Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) to remember the

Doctor and bring him back, by giving Amy her now-blank diary. At the close of

the series finale, River ambiguously suggests to the Doctor that she is married

and tells him that he will soon learn the truth about her, after which

"everything changes".


In 2011 series opener "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon", River, along

with Amy and her husband Rory (Arthur Darvill), is contacted by a future version

of the Doctor to convene in the United States. This Doctor is killed by an

assailant in a space suit, and the trio give him a Viking funeral, in Lake

Silencio. In 1969, the present Doctor and company subsequently encounter a

little girl (Sydney Wade) who wears the space suit, which River tells the Doctor

is a life support unit; the suit has been designed by the hypnotic aliens known

as the Silence. Homeless, the girl is later shown regenerating in New York City,

1970. In "A Good Man Goes to War", it is revealed that River is Amy and Rory's

daughter Melody, who was conceived in the TARDIS and consequently carries Time

Lord DNA; the name River Song comes from a recursive translation of Melody Pond

via an alien language. Baby Melody is kidnapped by Madame Kovarian (Frances

Barber) to become a weapon against the Doctor.[4] "Let's Kill Hitler"

establishes that Melody was trained by the Silence to kill the Doctor. After

regenerating in New York, Melody became Rory and Amy's childhood friend Mels

(Maya Glace-Green) and grew up alongside them. When adult Mels (Nina

Toussaint-White) is shot, she regenerates into her next incarnation (Kingston)

and proceeds to assassinate the Doctor. Persuaded she will one day become River

Song, in whom the Doctor places great trust, Melody chooses to resurrect the

Doctor with her regenerative energy, losing the ability. The Doctor learns,

however, that it is she who kills him in his future. The Doctor gives her a

blank TARDIS-shaped diary, and Melody—now River—enrolls to study archaeology. At

the end of "Closing Time", on the day she receives her doctorate, the Silence

and Kovarian recapture River and place her in the space suit to kill the Doctor

as history records. In series finale "The Wedding of River Song", River resists

killing the Doctor, creating an alternate reality. The Doctor marries River and

convinces her to return to the established course of events by letting her know

how he plans to fake his death; River goes to prison for his murder to

corroborate the deception, though it is implied she regularly breaks out of

prison to go on dates and adventures with the Doctor.


River appears again in the fifth episode of the seventh series, titled "The

Angels Take Manhattan" (2012), where she encounters the Doctor and her parents

in 1930s New York City. At this later point in her timeline, she is a professor

of archaeology and a free woman, having been released from Stormcage after the

Doctor erased all evidence of his existence. When her parents are sent

permanently back in time by the Weeping Angels, to be forever estranged from the

Doctor, she arranges for Amy to leave the Doctor a note in the form of an

epilogue to a book. Although she agrees to travel with the Doctor for the time

being, she declines his offer of being a full-time companion. In "The Name of

the Doctor" (2013), River's consciousness is summoned from the Library computer

by the Doctor's friend Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) to a psychic 'conference

call'. There, she and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) learn that the Doctor's

greatest secret has been discovered. River maintains the psychic link with Clara

after the call ends, and counsels her throughout the discovery of the Doctor's

tomb. When the Doctor and his companions are threatened by the Great

Intelligence, she whispers the Doctor's name to open his tomb. After Clara

enters the Doctor's timeline, the Doctor reveals he can see River, but had been

avoiding confronting her continued existence because it was too painful. After

the pair kiss, River feels closure and fades away.


"River Song", the primary alias of the third incarnation of Melody Pond, was a

"child of the TARDIS" and a known wife of the Eleventh Doctor. She was human

with Time Lord characteristics, conceived by her parents, Amy Pond and Rory

Williams, aboard the TARDIS as it travelled through the time vortex, and then

conditioned by the Silence. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) This gave her great

strength, the ability to regenerate and a great understanding of the complex

principles of time and space. (TV: The Time of Angels, Day of the Moon, A Good

Man Goes to War, The Wedding of River Song) She loved the Doctor, and shared a

long-lasting relationship with him. River was one of the very few people who

knew the Doctor's true name. (TV: Forest of the Dead, The Name of the Doctor)


Melody was stolen from her parents as an infant by Madame Kovarian to become a

weapon of the Silence in their war against the Doctor. After potentially her

second regeneration, she killed the Eleventh Doctor, but then broke her mental

conditioning to give her remaining regenerations to revive his corpse. (TV:

Let's Kill Hitler)


The Doctor and her parents left her to make her own way in the universe. With no

connection to her family or the Silence, River became an archaeologist,

ostensibly to track the Doctor through time. She crossed the Doctor's path on

several occasions, generally with the result that she was meeting him at

progressively earlier points in his own Time stream. Hoping to avoid temporal

paradoxes, the Doctor gave her a diary to keep track of their meetings and to

prevent her from revealing "spoilers" to him about his own future.


Again forced by the Silence, she made a second attempt on the Eleventh Doctor's

life. Though actually unsuccessful, she was convicted of his murder and spent

many years in Stormcage Containment Facility for it — apparently to convince the

universe that the Doctor actually was dead. This confinement was made more

bearable by escaping frequently to go out on dates with the Doctor. (TV: First

Night, Last Night) She was eventually pardoned due to there being no evidence

that the Doctor ever existed and became a Professor of Archaeology. (TV: The

Angels Take Manhattan)


She died saving the Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Strackman Lux, and the 4,022

people saved in the computer system in the Library. The Tenth Doctor saved her

consciousness digitally to the Library's computer system CAL. (TV: Forest of the

Dead) This data echo desired a true goodbye from the Doctor, and persisted for

some time. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)




 Biography Edit


 Conception and gestation Edit


Melody was conceived on or soon after her parents' wedding night, aboard the

Doctor's TARDIS while transiting the Time Vortex. Melody's mother, Amy Pond was

kidnapped during or shortly after her honeymoon and replaced with a living flesh

doppelgänger. The Ganger functioned as an avatar through which Amy perceived

existence as if she was present in place of the Ganger. In reality, Amy was

taken to a church marine base on the Demons Run asteroid in the 52nd century to

gestate Melody. Through some combination of the circumstances of her conception

in the vortex, plus interference by the Silence, Melody developed Time Lord

characteristics (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) including regeneration. (TV: Day of

the Moon, Let's Kill Hitler)


 Birth Edit


Despite her parents being married, Melody's mother Amy insisted using her maiden

surname, Pond, for Melody. Amy opined that "Melody Williams" was a name of a

geography teacher, whereas "Melody Pond" evoked a superhero. Amy told the infant

Melody that she would never be alone, that her father was coming for them and

not even an army could stop him. The centuries old Last Centurion would never

let them down. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)



Melody Pond at Demon's Run. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)

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Within a month, Melody was replaced with a ganger and taken by Madame Kovarian

to the 20th century to be reared to kill the Doctor. (TV: Day of the Moon, The

Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War) She was chosen for this task because of

her conception in the Time Vortex. This gave her the potential for great

strength and regeneration, to pilot the TARDIS and understand complex principles

of time and space. (TV: The Time of Angels, Day of the Moon, A Good Man Goes to

War, The Wedding of River Song)

It was through her Ganger avatar that Melody first met her father and the

Eleventh Doctor. Melody's connection to her ganger was severed, and her ganger

thus liquefied, while her father and others fought to save her from the Headless

Monks. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)


 A little girl lost Edit


Melody was trained by the Silence to kill the Doctor; she later claimed this

part of her life was "a bit of a jumble" to remember due to their memory-erasing

powers. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


As a little girl, she ended up in an orphanage in 1969 Florida, under heavy

security. (TV: Day of the Moon) Melody was forced into an Apollo astronaut suit

that the Silence upgraded with alien technology. The suit could move

autonomously and would insert Melody into itself both for control and to provide

sustenance. The suit's artificial intelligence and communication faculties

automatically put the frightened Melody in contact with the highest authority it

could find: President Richard Nixon, at whatever telephone was closest to him at

a given moment. Melody repeatedly rang Nixon, asking for help and describing the

"spaceman" (the suit) going to "eat" her (autonomously place her within itself),

but not knowing what help she needed or where precisely she was.


These telephone calls led to her first physical meeting with the Eleventh

Doctor, and the earliest contact with him which she would presumably remember.

From his and her parents' perspective, however, they had yet to meet via her

infant Flesh ganger on Demon's Run. She approached the Doctor whilst in the

space suit, prompting her mother to shoot at her in fear of the Doctor's

impending death; the suit's visor was damaged, but Melody was unharmed. (TV: The

Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon)


She returned to Graystark three months later, to discover her mother in her

room. Melody begged her for help, but Amy was confused because of a picture of

herself with Melody as an infant. With the arrival of the Silence, Melody forced

her way out of the suit and fled; she lingered long enough to see the Doctor

once more. (TV: Day of the Moon)


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During the next six months, she made her way to New York City. She developed a

terminal illness but knew she could "fix it" by regenerating. She was in an

alley when she finally succumbed to her ailment in January 1970, and

regenerated. (TV: Day of the Moon, Let's Kill Hitler)


 Mels Edit


By the 1990s, she was a child in Leadworth, still using the name Melody, going

by Mels for short. Melody's regeneration into Mels left her a toddler in the

middle of New York. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


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Mels finally meets the Doctor. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)

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Mels was a close childhood friend of her parents, who had no idea she was their

daughter. She was often in trouble, with outbursts of reckless criminal

behaviour into her adolescence. Ironically, her mother largely reared her

without knowing she was doing so. Amelia would wait for Mels outside of the

headmistress' office and lecture her after these incidents much in the way a

mother customarily would. Mels was obsessed over Amelia's "Raggedy Doctor",

dreamt of marrying him and claimed in school that historical disasters were his

fault because he did not intervene; all of these negative views of the Doctor

came from her conditioning by the Silence. All the while, she knew Amy and Rory

were her parents and that she intended to kill the Doctor. By her early 20s,

Mels was stealing cars and buses. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


She eventually helped Amy see that Rory loved her after she spent an entire

decade thinking he was gay; she thus ensured her own existence. By missing her

best mates'/parents' wedding on 26 June 2010, explaining later "I don't do

weddings", Mels delayed her first meeting with the Doctor by more than a year

while also avoiding interaction with a future version of herself. (TV: Let's

Kill Hitler, The Big Bang)


 Becoming River Song Edit


Autumn 2011, Melody stole a car (again) and followed her parents to the

cornfield, where the Doctor had arrived, having got their "message". Introducing

herself, Melody held the Doctor at gunpoint to get away from the police.

Demanding to be taken to kill Hitler, Melody shot the TARDIS, causing it to

crash into Hitler's office in 1938, inadvertently saving him from the Teselecta.

She was then accidently hit by a stray bullet Hitler fired at the Teselecta,

forcing her to regenerate; her new form was recognised as River Song by the

Doctor and her parents. As programmed, River killed the Doctor, using a lipstick

containing an incurable poison. Cheerily calling herself a psychopath, Melody

ran amok in Berlin, stealing clothes from patrons at a posh restaurant.


The Teselecta (which had taken her parents on board) decided to punish her next,

but the Doctor stopped them from harming her. When her parents were in danger of

being killed by its antibodies, Melody was suprised to see the Doctor ignore his

pain for the sake of saving them. She also became jealous of the "River Song" he

kept mentioning, demanding to know who she is. However, the Doctor had her pilot

the TARDIS (which taught her how) to save Amy and Rory. Melody then agreed to

give a message to River Song from the dying Doctor, and he whispered it in her

ear. Asking who River was, Amy had the Teselecta turn into Melody's new

incarnation. Melody realised that she was the person the Doctor kept calling for

help. Amy asked Melody what the Doctor whispered in her ear. Instead of

answering that question, Melody asked her parents if the Doctor was "worth it."

Upon being told "yes," Melody reawakened the Doctor and kissed him, using all

her remaining regenerations to bring him back to life. She passed out in the



The Doctor took River to the "best hospital in the universe" to recover. Knowing

of her future as an on-and-off companion, he left a TARDIS-shaped diary as a

gift, hoping to avoid "spoilers", foreknowledge that might wreck the universe.

(TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


Hoping to find the Doctor once again, River entered the Luna University in 5123.

When asked why she wished to study archaeology, River said she was "looking for

a good man". Her studies would lead to her knowing some of the Doctor's

locations in the past. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) However, any kind of recorded

mention of him would later be erased by the Doctor himself, leading to a

paradox. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)


 Adventures with the Doctor Edit


 22 April 2011 Edit


The day River received her doctorate, Kovarian appeared with agents of the

Church and the Silence. They seized her, forced her into a modified astronaut

suit, took her to Utah on 22 April 2011 and submerged her in Lake Silencio to

await the Doctor. (TV: Closing Time)

When the time came to kill him, River drained her weapon pack to defy a fixed

point in time. Time shredded into a reality where all history happened at once.

She initially refused to rectify her error. River confessed to Kovarian that she

had fallen in love with the Doctor. She also confessed this to the Doctor

himself. At the top of the Great Pyramid with the Doctor, Amy and Rory, River

said to the Doctor that she cannot let him die and it will be her who will

suffer the most if she kills him. After marrying the Doctor and sharing a kiss,

she went through with his apparent murder to restore the timeline, knowing he

was really safe inside the Teselecta. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)


 Imprisonment Edit


River was sentenced to twelve thousand consecutive life sentences in the

Stormcage Containment Facility in the 52nd century for the Doctor's murder. (TV:

The Time of Angels, The Pandorica Opens) She served the sentence to make the

Silence believe him dead, but starting with her first night, often escaped to

spend time with her husband, then returned to her cell. (TV: First Night) River

would also escape from Stormcage on her own using her Vortex manipulator. During

one such adventure, five years later her imprisonment, she encountered several

Sontarans who shot at and chased her halfway across the galaxy after she asked

them if they were on a "hen night." She escaped into the TARDIS where the Doctor

returned her to Stormcage via her vortex manipulator to prevent her from

interacting with her past self and her future self. (TV: Last Night)


 Return to the Battle of Demon's Run Edit


Minutes after Kovarian had fled with her first incarnation at the end of the

Battle of Demon's Run, River appeared, announcing her presence with a prompt

"Well soldier, how goes the day?" and revealed her identity, first to the Doctor

and then to her parents. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War, CON: When Time Froze)


On one birthday, the Doctor took her to the last Winter Frost Fair on the River

Thames in 1814. Stevie Wonder performed, not knowing where and when he had truly

been brought, before being restored to his proper time. Back at Stormcage, River

met Rory in his Roman garb. She refused to come aid them at Demon's Run, saying

she couldn't be there "until the very end". (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)

  The River who spoke with Rory is likely an older River than the one who showed

  up at "the very end". The Battle of Demon's Run and her appearance in it is

  already in her diary when she speaks to Rory at Stormcage.

 Silence in America Edit


On receiving an invitation from the Doctor, River escaped from Stormcage to meet

Amy, Rory and him in Utah in America on 22 April 2011. The Doctor, inside a

Teselecta double of himself, took them on a picnic where the Teselecta was shot

by River's younger self. Amy, Rory and River went to a cafe to find a version of

the Eleventh Doctor two hundred years younger than the one inside the Teselecta.

(TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Wedding of River Song)


River secretly revisited her childhood when she accompanied her parents, the

Eleventh Doctor, and Canton Delaware to Florida on 8 April 1969 to find the

little girl who kept ringing Richard Nixon. Adhering to the Doctor's rule

against "spoilers" which could collapse time, she feigned ignorance of her

childhood self's identity. The only information she gave the Doctor about her

old spacesuit was that which she could have reasonably determined by her

inspection of it and she offered Amy and Canton no forewarning about what they

would find in her old orphanage. Any knowledge she may have retained about the

Silence she kept to herself. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)


River, Amy, Rory, Canton, and the Doctor split up to investigate the Silence

over the next three months. By July, River was in New York City. She showed her

reliance upon and faith in the Doctor and his TARDIS being in the right place

and time to rescue her as she dove backwards out of the 50th floor of a building

and into the TARDIS' swimming pool. She helped the Doctor defeat the Silence by

using their brainwashing of humanity against them, while making sure she did not

meet her first incarnation. River killed all of the Silence who were holding her

mother hostage. At her request, the Doctor returned her to Stormcage, where she

kissed him. He was shocked and she realised that from his perspective, it was

their first kiss. (TV: Day of the Moon)


 The opening of the Pandorica Edit


In 5145, the TARDIS rerouted a phone call for the Doctor from Winston Churchill

to River. She escaped to warn the Doctor of a prophecy of the TARDIS exploding.

She blackmailed a Time Agent's vortex manipulator off Dorium Maldovar and stole

a painting from Liz Ten showing the TARDIS exploding and space-time coordinates.

She graffitied a diamond cliff at the dawn of time with the co-ordinates, then

travelled to England in 102 AD to meet the Eleventh Doctor and Amy.


The Pandorica lay under Stonehenge, transmitting a signal to summon an alliance

of the Doctor's enemies. The Doctor got them to back off and sent River to fetch

the TARDIS. Instead, it took her to Amy's house on 26 June 2010. When River told

him the date, the Doctor realised the TARDIS was about to explode and told her

to escape. (TV: The Pandorica Opens) Unable to leave, she was trapped in a time

loop of the first moments of the explosion. (TV: The Pandorica Opens / The Big

Bang) The Doctor rescued her in 1996, told her his plan to use the Pandorica's

restoration field to reverse the Total Event Collapse of the universe and was

shot by a stone Dalek. River told the Dalek to look in its data banks for her,

taunted it into begging for mercy, then killed it.


After the Doctor had restored the universe by erasing himself, River left her

now blank diary at her parents' wedding so Amy could remember him back into

existence. After a brief conversation about her marital status and identity,

River told the Doctor he was "going to find out very soon now and I'm sorry,

because that's when everything changes", and left him wondering.



 The Crash of the Byzantium Edit


River was put in Father Octavian's custody in the 51st century for a mission to

earn her pardon. She infiltrated the Galaxy class Byzantium to find its Home

Box, into which she carved "Hello Sweetie" in Old High Gallifreyan and her

temporal coordinates. This attracted the Doctor's attention twelve thousand

years later, leading Amy (who at this point in time, had not met River before)

and the Doctor to her and Alfava Metraxis. (TV: The Time of Angels) They

defeated an army of Weeping Angels who had awakened in the planet's Maze of the

Dead. (TV: Flesh and Stone)


Following this adventure, she visited Amy and Rory after the Doctor's "death"

and exposed some of the truth behind her many lies to her parents. (TV: The

Wedding of River Song)


 A pardoned woman Edit


River was later pardoned and released from the Stormcage Containment Facility

after it was discovered that there was no evidence of the man she had murdered

having ever existed. This was due to the Doctor erasing himself from all

databases as part of his return to the shadows. As a result of this, she

returned to Archaeology and became a professor. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)


 Angels in Manhattan Edit


River arrived in 1938 New York City via her vortex manipulator (TV: The Angels

Take Manhattan) and set up the Angel Detective Agency where she was the sole

employee, investigating the Weeping Angels' invasion of New York. During this

time she went by the alias "Melody Malone." She was there for at least a month

before a man named Rock Railton hired her to investigate what he feared to be a

murder plot against him involving "the kiss of an angel." The following day,

while attending a Starlight Studios party, she encountered an old man claiming

to be Rock Railton, but believed him to a bum. When she encountered the man she

recognised as Rock, he had no memory of their meeting in her office the previous



After dealing with two thugs that were hired to kill her, River returned to her

office only to receive a call from head of Starlight Studios, Max Kliener. She

agreed to meet him at his studio the next afternoon, where she was reintroduced

to Rock, who claimed to remember their prior meeting. However, River knew he was

lying when she asked about giving him coffee and he pretended to remember this

although it never happened. She also noted that Giddy Semestre, Rock's co-star,

also did not remember meeting her the day before at the party.


Max then led River down a block from the main studio and revealed to her a room

full of giant bell jars filled with what appeared to be clones of Rock Railton,

Giddy Semestre, and of Max's bodyguard, Hank Sissy. Max explained that they were

not clones so much as everyday people who had had their flesh redistributed in

their bodies to make them look identical to their template bodies. To do this,

he had used "the kiss of an angel." The duplicates did not live very long,

however, and were in fact growing old and dying out faster and faster because

the Weeping Angel he was using to create his duplicates was growing stronger and

therefore absorbing more and more of the victims' energy. Max planned to

transform River into a copy of Giddy Semestre, but River kissed him using her

hallucinogenic lipstick and managed to escape by killing the Hank copies and

pushing Max into the arms of his Weeping Angel, who kissed him and turned him to



As River was reversing the process to turn the other transformed victims back

into themselves and escort them to safety, she was unaware that the Weeping

Angel was being stolen from behind the curtain it was sitting behind via an

escape hole that had been cut into the wall. She returned in time to see a van

speeding off, presumably with the Angel inside. (PROSE: The Angel's Kiss: A

Melody Malone Mystery)


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River in New York on 3 April 1938. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)

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After River's run-in with Max Kliener and his Angel, River met her husband in

Manhattan, along with her parents. Rory was sent back in time to 1938 New York

City by one of the Angels and met River. Amy and the Doctor had difficulty

following him since all the time energy the Angels had consumed made time travel

difficult. With the help of a Chinese vase as "landing lights", they managed to

get through but found River trapped in the grip of one of the Angels; she had to

break her wrist to escape and the Doctor used up some of his regeneration energy

to fix it. Rory was locked in a cellar with a group of baby Weeping Angels but

instead of sending him back in time, they just sent him to Winter Quay. When

River, Amy and the Doctor found Rory, they also found an older version of him,

dying in a bed. After that they heard loud thumps, made by the Statue of

Liberty, which had become a Weeping Angel.


With the Angels closing in, River, her husband and her parents were forced to

flee towards the roof and got separated on the way up. The Statue of Liberty was

waiting for them and Rory and Amy decided to sacrifice themselves to create a

paradox which would poison the Angels food source and kill them. River and the

Doctor watched in horror as Amy and Rory threw themselves off the roof, and the

paradox killed all the Angels except one, who somehow managed to survive.


The group found themselves in a graveyard that had a gravestone with Rory's name

on it. As they were preparing to leave, a surviving Weeping Angel ambushed them

and sent Rory back in time. Because of the paradox, and all the poisoned time

energy, the Doctor couldn't take the TARDIS to find him. Amy decided to allow

the Angel to touch her so that she could be with Rory. After a tearful goodbye

to River and the Doctor, Amy turned away from the Angel and allowed it to touch

her so that she could live with Rory for the rest of her life.


The devastated Doctor asked River to travel with him. River said she would go

with him anywhere, but "not all the time", as there was "only room for one

psychopath" on the TARDIS. Under the name "Melody Malone", River went upstairs

to write the book that led the Doctor to 1930s New York and said that she would

get Amy to write the afterword when she sent it to her for publishing, in hopes

that the Doctor would listen to Amy. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)


 A Night in Darillium Edit


The Doctor took River to Darillium to see the Singing Towers. Along the way, she

met an earlier version of the Doctor and just missed two earlier versions of

herself; apparently, the Doctor had been "promising for ages". (TV: Last Night)

She later said he had wept as he said goodbye. He knew, although she did not,

that her death was imminent. He gave her an upgraded version of his sonic

screwdriver. (TV: Forest of the Dead)


 The Library Edit


In the 51st century, River was hired by Strackman Lux for an expedition to the

Library to learn what had happened there a hundred years earlier. A cryptic

message had been sent: "4022 saved. No survivors." Expecting trouble, she

contacted the Doctor by psychic paper. The version of the Doctor who turned up,

then in his tenth incarnation, had not yet met her. Bewildered, he agreed to

help River's team.


River still had her battered diary of her life with the Doctor. She tried to use

it to find the Doctor's place in his timeline, but realised he was a far younger

version who neither knew nor trusted her. (TV: Silence in the Library)


As the threat of the Vashta Nerada worsened, River knew she must prove she was

someone he would come to trust completely. With profuse apologies, she whispered

his true name into his ear. The Doctor was stunned and River had won his trust.


Time was running out. The Doctor was about to sacrifice himself to rescue Donna

and more than four thousand others trapped in the Library datacore. River

knocked him out, handcuffed him and took his place. She pleaded with him to not

change their history, not a moment of what had or would come for them. She said

he had always known this was coming. The Doctor began to babble questions. River

smiled, said, "Spoilers" and was killed as the countdown reached zero. (TV:

Forest of the Dead)


 Epilogue Edit


The Doctor reasoned his future self had given River his sonic screwdriver for a

purpose. Inside it was a "neural relay" data chip holding her data ghost. The

Doctor saved River by uploading her into the virtual world in the Library's data

core, CAL. CAL had also saved the data ghosts of her archaeological team, giving

her company in the virtual world. River would take care of her two virtual

children and Charlotte (the girl wired into the mainframe) in the virtual world,

reading out her diary of her many adventures with the Doctor and how sometimes

"everybody lives" when the Doctor comes to call. (TV: Forest of the Dead)


 As an echo Edit


After River's death, she, Vastra, Jenny, Strax and Clara were brought into a

dream-induced "conference call". There, she learnt that the murderer, Clarence

DeMarco, had said "The Doctor has a secret, you know. He has one he will take to

the grave. And it is discovered." and showed Vastra the co-ordinates to where

the Doctor's tomb was. The Great Intelligence, having kidnapped Vastra, Jenny

and Strax, told Clara to take the Doctor to Trenzalore, the place of the

Doctor's death, if the others wished to be saved. River kept in contact with

Clara through keeping the link open, though only Clara, and unknown to River,

the Doctor, could see and hear her.


When Clara and the Doctor arrived at a gravestone bearing River's name in

Trenzalore, Clara again saw the echo of River, which guided her. She also

explained to Clara about her death and what the Doctor did for her, and later

saved the Doctor's friends by giving in to the Great Intelligence's demands and

opening the Doctor's tomb by saying his name.


After Clara entered the Doctor's time stream, River tried to stop him from

following her, even though she believed that he could not see her. When she went

to slap him however, the Doctor caught her hand and explained that he was able

to see her all along, and they shared a kiss. River requested that the Doctor

say goodbye to her but he didn't know how, so she said the only goodbye she

would accept was one where he would see her later. Right after he granted her

request, she revealed that she was mentally linked to Clara, and would not still

exist if Clara had died. When he asked how, she said, "Spoilers!" and her last

words to him in this encounter were, "Goodbye Sweetie." (TV: The Name of the



 Alternate timeline Edit


In an alternate timeline, River gained control of her suit's weapon system and

did not kill the Doctor at Lake Silencio. A fixed point in time - his death -

was ripped open; all time collapsed into a single moment, 22 April 2011 at

5:02:57 pm. In this crumbling timeline, she belonged to a group seeking to fix

time and yet not end his life. They were led by Amy Pond, who also remembered

the original world from her exposure to the cracks in time. River built a

timey-wimey distress beacon to ask the universe's help for the Doctor, to which

much of the universe answered with a resounding, "Yes!" River confessed to the

Doctor her love for him, and also told him that she will suffer greatly if she

kills him. She was wed to the Doctor and he revealed he was inside the

Teselecta. They kissed and River killed "the Doctor" to restore the timeline.

(TV: The Wedding of River Song)


   River also claimed to have pictures of all the Doctor's faces. (TV: The Time

  of Angels)


 Personality Edit


In her first incarnation as the 'little girl', Melody was shy, innocent and

terrified of the "monsters" who had trapped her in the spacesuit. (TV: The

Impossible Astronaut) A later incarnation, 'Mels', was saucy, often in trouble

and chased by police just before her regeneration. She resented the Doctor and

blamed him for historical disasters, but wanted to marry him. She was quite

reckless and daring, stealing vehicles to go on joyrides. Along with her

rebellious behaviour, she had a dangerous curiosity that led her to fire off a

gun in the Doctor's TARDIS to test out if it had a temporal grace blocking the

use of firearms, which was a bluff. Her bullet pierced the time rotor and sent

the TARDIS spinning out of control with a great volume of toxic gas pouring out

of the hole it made in the damaged casing. Mels also liked to use the phrase

"penny in the air...and the penny drops", when people around her were slow on

the uptake to realise something that she clearly understood, then finally became

aware of the truth. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)


In her last incarnation, River was very strong-willed; though brainwashed and

raised to kill him, she decided the Doctor was "worth it" and saved his life,

giving up all her regenerations to do so. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) She resisted

the upgraded astronaut suit and refused to kill him, heedless of the

consequences. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)


River was frisky and cheeky like her mother, Amy. Like her father, Rory, she was

stubborn, responsible and fiercely compassionate. She enjoyed showing off for

the Doctor. She teased him and liked using the word "spoilers" whenever the

subject turned to the Doctor's future. This began when the Doctor assigned her

to document their adventures in the TARDIS diary. She adopted the word from the

Doctor, who had picked it up from River's later self, creating a stable time

loop. (TV: Last Night) She kept her diary from him (TV: Silence in the

Library/Forest of the Dead) and hid that his death at Lake Silencio was a hoax

from everyone except her parents, waiting until the time was right to confide

the real fate of the Doctor, without altering the course of a fixed point in

time. River occasionally visited Amy and Rory after they found out that she was

their daughter. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)


River seemed at ease with being kept in prison much of her life for a crime she

didn't commit and often flirted with the guards or made jokes about the

facility, even once stating that she was "breaking in not out" which seemed to

be a subtle taunt to the security of what was supposed to be an extremely secure

prison. (TV: Flesh and Stone, A Good Man Goes to War) She was able to escape

from prison "as though the walls aren't there" according to the Doctor. (TV:

First Night) Nevertheless she did work towards earning a pardon, eventually

succeeding when the Doctor deleted records of himself from the Universe. (TV:

Flesh and Stone, The Time of Angels, The Angels Take Manhattan)


River loved flirting with people and was constantly hitting on the Doctor,

although she also had a tendency to flirt with other people such as prison

guards and Hitler's soldiers. She often greeted the Doctor with the words "Hello

Sweetie". (TV: Silence in the Library, Flesh and Stone, The Pandorica Opens,

Let's Kill Hitler, The Wedding of River Song) She was also rather vain,

believing that her cleavage "could fell an ox at twenty feet". (TV: The Angels

Take Manhattan)


River was very confident in her abilities and she was very hard to intimidate,

showing no fear when faced with the Weeping Angels, the Silence or the Vashta

Nerada. She was also very good at hiding her emotions, and didn't like to show

weakness. She was devastated when her parents were stolen by a Weeping Angel but

unlike the Doctor she encouraged Amy to go to be with Rory and didn't break down

after the Angel transported Amy away, showing a far greater level of self

control than her husband. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)


River was deeply in love with the Doctor, even though she had been raised to

kill him. She teased Madame Kovarian about the mistake she made by kidnapping

her since Kovarian was partially responsible for her falling in love with the

Doctor in the first place. In her younger years, River was rather selfish since

she was willing to sacrifice the entire Universe in order to protect the Doctor.

However, as she matured she grew into a much more selfless person and showed a

willingness to sacrifice herself, eventually giving her life to save the Tenth

Doctor. (TV: Forest of the Dead, The Time of Angels, Let's Kill Hitler, The

Wedding of River Song)


River appeared to have a certain amount of rivalry against Clara Oswald. When

River last met the Doctor, she implored him to find a new companion. However,

she was visibly displeased when Clara eagerly confirmed herself as the Doctor's

"companion". However, she also was willing to put that aside to guide and help

Clara when The Doctor went to the Field of Trenzalore, even going as far as

revealing some secrets of how she came to be. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)


River shared the Doctor's habit of avoiding answering a questions by answering a

previous question. Like her mother, she was able to follow the Eleventh Doctor's

train of thought so well that she could explain it to others. (TV: The Time of



 Skills and abilities Edit


Melody Pond was conceived in the TARDIS while it was travelling through the Time

Vortex. This gave her some Time Lord DNA and because of this and the experiments

of the Silence, she was be able to regenerate, despite the fact that both of her

parents were human. In her final incarnation, River showed that she had enough

control over regeneration to be able to use it to attack Hitler's soldiers. She

was also able to use it to bring the Doctor back to life after she poisoned him,

although she had to use up all of her remaining regenerations in order to do so.


River was known as "the child of the TARDIS" and the time machine had taken a

particular liking to her and taught her how to fly her. River was a very fast

learner, becoming skilled at flying the TARDIS in a remarkably short time and

she was able to control the time machine even more proficiently than the Doctor,

despite the fact that the Doctor had been flying the TARDIS for centuries.


River also seemed to be well versed in temporal theory and advanced sciences,

like Jack Harkness and the Doctor himself. In addition to her ability to fix,

operate, and maintain the Doctor's TARDIS, she was proficient with her scanner

(TV: The Time of Angels) and was able to build a timey-wimey distress beacon.

(TV: The Wedding of River Song) She also was able to read and write Old High

Gallifreyan (TV: The Time of Angels) and without benefit of the TARDIS

Translation circuit she inscribed the oldest graffiti in the universe on Planet

One, although it's possible this was a function of her vortex manipulator.


In addition to piloting the TARDIS, River often used a vortex manipulator and

was able to use it to get wherever she needed to be. She was able to escape from

Stormcage easily, even without the Doctor coming to pick her up. She sometimes made impressive entrances whilst using the Vortex manipulator, such as when she made a bright flash of light appear when she

teleported to Demon's Run.


River was also incredibly strong and in her first incarnation she was able to

force her way out of the spacesuit that had been holding her prisoner. Even when

she was forced back inside the spacesuit in her last incarnation, she drained

the energy from the weapon intended to kill the Doctor, despite saying that the

spacesuit was in control.


River was also extremely skilled with a gun, being able to shoot two of the

Doctor's hats, one of which had been on his head, and kill a whole group of

Silents in order to protect her family. She was also able to spin her gun and

shoot down a surviving Silent without even looking at it, despite their

demonstrated ability to erase themselves from her memory when she wasn't looking

at them, suggesting that she was still able to perceive either it or the other

dead Silents in the room.





Clara Oswald (Jenna Louise Coleman)

Clara Oswald is a fictional character portrayed by Jenna-Louise Coleman in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. First appearing in the show's seventh series, Clara is introduced as a companion of the eleventh incarnation of the alien time traveller known as the Doctor (portrayed by Matt Smith).


Clara is presented to the audience as during the first half of the seventh series as three distinct though similarly named people living in distant eras of time. The first two incarnations each die during the episode in which they appear, while the third becomes the Doctor's full-time companion, travelling with him for the remainder of the series as he tries to uncover the mystery of her multiple lives. Coleman stayed in the role for another series, alongside the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi).


Oswin Oswald

Oswin Oswald is introduced in the first episode of the seventh series, "Asylum of the Daleks". She is the sole survivor of the Starship Alaska, which crashed on the Asylum, a prison planet for insane Daleks. After the Doctor (Smith) lands on the planet, she discovers she has been converted into a Dalek, and has coped by retreating into a fantasy of her own survival. Oswin assists the Doctor and his travelling companions in escaping the planet unharmed, but at the cost of her own life.[3] Later, after the loss of his two companions, the character is reintroduced as Clara in the 2012 Christmas special "The Snowmen". Clara is a Victorian barmaid and a governess who is invited to become the Doctor's newest companion after he saves her from an attack by snowmen brought to life by the evil Great Intelligence. Clara falls to her death shortly after being shown the TARDIS, the Doctor's time and space machine, and her tombstone reveals her full name to be Clara Oswin Oswald. The Doctor realises she is the same woman as Oswin from the Asylum, and intrigued by a woman who has lived and died twice in different periods of history, he begins searching across time for another Clara.[4] In "The Bells of Saint John", a 21st-century Clara meets the Doctor in contemporary London, and he takes her on as a companion with a view to solving the mystery of the impossible girl. The Doctor's repeated attempts at investigating Clara's origins over the course of "The Rings of Akhaten", "Hide" and "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" consistently turn compelling evidence that she is just a normal young woman. In the latter episode, in an averted timeline, the Doctor confronts Clara about the two previous versions of her he had met, but she does not know what he is talking about. The mystery surrounding Clara is resolved in "The Name of the Doctor" when she sacrifices her existence in time to undo the harm the Great Intelligence has done to the Doctor's timestream. As a result, incarnations of herself are scattered throughout the Doctor's history, appearing to every known face of the Doctor and saving his life in numerous ways—for the most part unnoticed—and even ensuring that the First Doctor (William Hartnell) picks the right TARDIS on his home planet, prior to the events of the show's first episode. Lost in the Doctor's timestream, she is eventually rescued and brought back into existence by the Eleventh Doctor.


Clara Oswald

Clara Oswald was a companion to the Eleventh Doctor. According to the Doctor, Clara was simply "not possible". Though assured by the eminent empathic psychic Emma Grayling and the TARDIS scanner that Clara was just an "ordinary girl", the Doctor couldn't believe that to be true and thought her to be "the only mystery worth solving".


In fact, the truth was somewhere in between. She was a physically ordinary human

girl from the 21st century, but one who had made an extraordinary sacrifice to

save the Doctor's life. Upholding a personal credo not to walk away from danger

in the service of others, she chose to enter the Doctor's timeline in his tomb

on Trenzalore in order to reverse the damage done to his timeline by the Great

Intelligence. This act allowed the time winds to break her into millions of

copies of herself that, according to River Song, weren't quite the "real" Clara,

but which were nevertheless capable of combatting the Great Intelligence's

attack. After her heroism revivified the Doctor, he then returned the favour,

guiding the original, 21st century Clara back out of his timeline.


Still, this act of bravery by the "ordinary girl" — the 21st century original —

created the "impossible girl" who so intrigued the Doctor, largely by repeatedly

dying in front of him. It meant that the Doctor met her out of synch with his

own timeline, as had been the case with River and Mel. The Eleventh Doctor alone

met a couple of versions of her before meeting the original: Oswin Oswald, a

hyper-intelligent crew member onboard the Alaska who got converted into a Dalek;

and a barmaid-cum-nanny called Clara Oswin Oswald in Victorian era London.

Though her assistance mostly went unnoticed by Doctors prior to the Eleventh,

she met and subtly helped them all. Significantly, she was able to attract the

attention of the First Doctor and convince him to steal the "right" TARDIS when

he first left Gallifrey with Susan.




 Biography Edit


 Childhood Edit



Clara as a child (WC: The Bells of Saint John: A Prequel)

Added by SmallerOnTheOutside


Clara Oswald was born in 1989 [source needed] in Lancashire, England. When she

first met him as a young child, the Eleventh Doctor was sad about not having

found her, and did not realise her identity. She thought the idea of destiny was



As a child, she was always losing things: her "best pencil", her school bag, her

gran and her mojo, which she got back. Whenever she would lose something, she'd

go to a quiet place, close her eyes, then would find where she'd put it. She

once advised the Doctor about finding his friend (not knowing that he was in

fact looking for her).


Clara's mother, Ellie Oswald, told her that she "shouldn't talk to strange men",

but she spoke to the Doctor regardless. (WC: The Bells of Saint John: A Prequel)

Her worst fear as a child was getting lost. While on a bank holiday visit to

Blackpool beach, her nightmares came true, but her mother eventually found her.

Ellie comforted her by saying that she would always find her, wherever she was.


Clara was left devastated on 5 March 2005 when her mother died. Clara's father,

Dave Oswald, comforted her at her funeral, and the Doctor watched in silence.

(TV: The Rings of Akhaten)


 Becoming a nanny Edit


At some point in her adult life, she and her friend visited a graveyard, where

she walked past the tombstone of her 19th century self, which had been

overgrown, and ironically stated, "I don't believe in ghosts." (TV: The Snowmen)


Clara wanted to travel after university. However, before she left to travel, she

spent a week with a family friend in Chiswick, London to nanny for her children,

Artie and Angie Maitland, tragedy struck in that week when Mrs Maitland died in

unspecified circumstances, as the Doctor later put it, she felt duty-bound to

return the favour. Despite her inadequacy with the Internet, she attempted to

use it one morning at Angie's house. She had created a mnemonic device, "Run you

clever boy and remember", to help her recall the Wi-Fi password, rycbar123.

However, she couldn't connect to the Internet and then had to contact tech

support, calling the number a woman in a shop gave her, which made the phone on

the Doctor's TARDIS ring. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)


 Travels with the Doctor Edit


Although the Eleventh Doctor tried to help her with her difficulties with the

Wi-Fi from the year 1207, Clara clicked on the Great Intelligence's Wi-Fi

connection by accident. Her location then became visible to its minions, who

decided to upload her to a data cloud via Spoonhead. The Doctor arrived in time

to stop Clara from being completely downloaded, but she accidentally came back

with the tech package that had been spliced by Miss Kizlet, as a result, she

received temporary and intimate knowledge of all things in a computer, a gift

she would later hold against the Doctor.


After taking a shortcut in the TARDIS to the following morning, Clara hacked the

Great Intelligence's operatives, choosing "Oswin" as a username, and discovered

their location in the Shard, before she was downloaded again, this time

successfully. After being uploaded back to her body a second time, Clara

confronted the Doctor about what happened to her and they discussed why her

desire to travel and her nanny responsibilities. The Doctor asked her to travel

with him, promising to bring her back without anyone ever knowing she was gone,

but she surprised him by refusing to go and telling him to come back the

following day, after seven, and ask again. The Doctor irritably shouted that any

time was OK. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)


When the Doctor returned for her, she was waiting eagerly and rushed to meet the

TARDIS outside the moment the Doctor knocked on her door. When the Doctor asked

her where she wanted to go, at first she was stuck but then she replied by

saying "somewhere awesome", and he took her to her first alien world: Akhaten.


There, they explored the markets, and watched the Festival of Offerings. When

Merry Galel, whom she had comforted and convinced to sing the Long Song at the

Festival, was taken by the Mummy, Clara and the Doctor saved her. In doing so,

she had to give up her mother's ring, which had extreme sentimental value to

her. Afterwards, she was forced to sacrifice something even more precious: the

leaf that brought her parents together, the 'most important leaf in human

history'. After saving everyone on the planet, they thanked her by returning her



After her first trip, the Doctor dropped her back off at her house in London,

which she remarked looked different. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten) Unlike most of

the Doctor's companions, Clara stayed at home between adventures.


The Doctor later took her on another trip, but instead of landing in Las Vegas

as planned, they landed on the Firebird, a Soviet submarine at the North Pole in

1983. While the Doctor brought the sinking submarine to safety, the TARDIS

activated its Hostile Action Displacement System and it dematerialised.


They found the Ice Warrior Grand Marshall, Skaldak, had been brought on board.

The Doctor attempted to convince the submarine's crew to be peaceful to him, but

Lieutenant Stepashin stunned Skaldak with a cattle prod. The Doctor ordered the

crew to imprison Skaldak; Clara was sent to try and talk some sense into him,

under the Doctor's guidance, but discovered Skaldak had managed to escape his

capture and threatened to launch the submarine's nuclear missiles. The Doctor

and Clara managed to make him hesitate his decision, and Skaldak and the

submarine were rescued by an Ice Warrior ship. Skaldak left and remotely

disarmed the submarine. The Doctor then confessed to setting the HADS, and found

that it had sent the TARDIS to the South Pole; he had to ask the submarine

captain for a lift, much to Clara's amusement. (TV: Cold War)


The Doctor took Clara to Caliburn House, the home of Major Alec Palmer, which

was thought to have been haunted by the "Witch of the Well" for many years.

Unknown to Clara, he took her there to speak to the psychic Emma Grayling and

find out what Clara was. The Doctor took lots of photographs of the ghost

throughout Earth's timeline. The Doctor used his photographs to explain that the

"ghost" was in fact a time traveller from the future called Hila Tacorien, who

was trapped in a pocket universe and being chased by the Crooked Man. The Doctor

used a crystal from Metebelis III to make Emma open up the portal to the pocket

universe. Whilst there he saved Hila but got trapped himself; Clara argued with

the TARDIS voice interface when the TARDIS would not let her in, Clara wanting

to use the TARDIS to save the Doctor while the TARDIS was concerned for its own



Later, after revealing that Hila was a distant relative of Alec and Emma, the

Doctor realised that the creature in the pocket universe was trying to get to

another creature in the house, so he and Clara went back to pick it up. (TV:



While trying to teach Clara how to operate the TARDIS, the time machine was

caught in a magnetic hobble-field from a space salvage ship, operated by the Van

Baalen Bros. A future version of the Doctor arrived through a time rift,

throwing his present self a magno-grab remote with "BIG FRIENDLY BUTTON"

brandished into it to stop the ship's magno-grab. After the Doctor pressed the

button, the TARDIS disappeared, escaping the Van Baalens and preventing its

engine failure. The Doctor said aloud to Clara that two days had been compressed

into the space of one. The Doctor asked Clara if she felt safe travelling with

him, and after a long conversation she admitted that she did. (TV: Journey to

the Centre of the TARDIS)


The Doctor and Clara travelled to 1893 Yorkshire and reached a new little town,

Sweetville, run by Winifred Gillyflower and her mysterious partner. While

investigating the town, the two were taken by Gillyflower's guards into a creepy

dungeon, where they were lowered down into a strange red liquid - known locally

as "The Crimson Horror". Afterwards, Clara was hypnotised by the matter and

became one of Gillyflower's servant girls. After Jenny Flint rescued the Doctor

from being held by Ada Gillyflower, they eventually found Clara's fossil as a

porcelain doll inside a glass dome in one of the Sweetville houses. The Doctor

broke the glass, took Clara out and pulled her out of her 'puppet' condition.


Clara, the Doctor and Jenny set off to finally defeat Mrs Gillyflower in a tower

in the town; Gillyflower, along with her mysterious partner — the repulsive red

leech, Mr Sweet — planned to fire a rocket that would spread the "Crimson

Horror" all around the world, wiping humanity out. Clara broke a chair on Mrs

Gillyflower's control console preventing her to wish her demands. After the

Crimson Horror was safely removed from the rocket, Mrs Gillyflower threatened to

kill the Doctor and Clara anyway. She was shot by Strax and fell to the ground.

Mrs Gillyflower died and Mr Sweet was also killed by Mrs Gillyflower's daughter,



The Doctor brought Clara back to the 21st century to the Maitland family house.

Angie and Artie, the children she looked after, saw photos from her adventures

with the Doctor on her laptop and found out who she really was: a time

traveller. When going through the photos, Clara saw one of her past lives, Clara

Oswald, in Victorian London. Realising that both her physical appearance and

place the picture took place in was different, Clara began to suspect something

wasn't right. Before she could process the thought entirely, the kids begged her

to take them to an adventure, or else they would tell their father that their

nanny was a time traveller. Clara, lacking any other choice, agreed. (TV: The

Crimson Horror)


The Doctor took Clara, Artie and Angie to the abandoned theme park, Hedgewick's

World of Wonders, where Angie and Artie were taken by the Cybermen, who had been

reawakened from their tombs after being presumed long-extinct. The Doctor put

Clara in charge of the punishment platoon to fight the Cybermen and began a game

of chess to end the stalemate over his mind with the Cyber-Planner, Mr Clever.


The Doctor released the children in exchange for one of his chess pieces and

pulled in the "local resources" to stop the Cybermen. The missing Emperor,

Ludens Nimrod Kendrick Cord Longstaff XLI, revealed himself as having been their

short-statured friend Porridge and activated the planet-destroying bomb. This

summoned his spaceship, transmatting the humans on Hedgewick's World to safety

while the Cybermen were left behind on Hedgewick's World. The Doctor returned

Clara, Angie and Artie home. (TV: Nightmare in Silver)


One day whilst at home, Clara received a letter from Vastra laced with a

soporific that took her into a "conference call". There, she learnt that the

murderer Clarence DeMarco had said "The Doctor has a secret, you know. He has

one he will take to the grave. And it is discovered." and showed Vastra the

co-ordinates to where the Doctor's tomb was. The call was interrupted by the

Whisper Men attempting to murder Jenny. River woke up Vastra and Strax, and the

Great Intelligence appeared, using the face of Walter Simeon, to tell Clara that

to save his friends, the Doctor had to come to Trenzalore, the place of his

grave. When she woke up from the conference, River stayed connected. Using the

telepathic circuits to get the co-ordinates, the Doctor and Clara went to

Trenzalore, crossing the Doctor's timeline. The Great Intelligence was waiting

there, and wished to enter the tomb of the Doctor, a future, decaying version of



Entering the decaying TARDIS through a hidden passageway, Clara began to

remember the events of a deleted timeline, in which the Doctor told her about

her multiple lives, causing her to panic slightly. Meanwhile, Strax restarted

Jenny's heart. They eventually made their way to the Doctor's tomb, where the

Great Intelligence demanded the Doctor tell him his true name. When he refused,

River uttered it, and the door opened.


Inside the tomb, the Intelligence entered the Doctor's timeline, rewriting his

history, changing all his victories into losses. The universe began decaying,

all the people and civilisations saved by the Doctor now destroyed. With no

other choice, Clara did what she was meant to do: saying, "Run you clever boy,

and remember me", she walked into the timeline as well, scattering her across

time and space. This action projected her across time, creating many other

versions of her that saved the Doctor time and time again.


Meanwhile, the Eleventh Doctor decided to jump into the timeline as well in

order to save her. Hearing the Doctor's comforting voice, she approached him. As

they were just about to leave, Clara noticed an incarnation of the Doctor that

she'd never met. This version was the only one to break the promise of the name

"the Doctor". Clara and the Eleventh Doctor then departed, with the mysterious

Doctor watching them leave.



 Other lives


Because of her interaction with the Doctor's timeline, Clara Oswald met the

Doctor in many forms, each time being born and dying. She met every one of the

Doctor's first eleven incarnations, each time saving his life. She noted,

however, that he rarely ever noticed her.


 Oswin Oswald


In one of her lives in which the Doctor did notice her, she went by Oswin Oswald. She once claimed that the first boy she ever fancied was called Rory, but quickly admitted that "Actually, she was called Nina. I was going through a phase."


At some point, Oswin joined the starliner Alaska's crew as Junior Entertainment Manager to see the universe. When the Alaska crashed on the Dalek Asylum, Oswin escaped down a shaft into the lower levels of the Asylum, where she was found and captured by the Dalek inmates. Unlike the other crew members of the Alaska, who were partially converted by the nanocloud into Dalek puppets, Oswin was fully converted due to her exceptionally high intelligence, something they valued over exterminating her. Due to the horror of what had happened to her, Oswin created a dream world for her human mind to dwell in to forget the truth. Under this life, Oswin assumed that she was surviving on soufflés in the Alaska. She also hacked into the Asylum's fully-automated systems, heavily damaging it and reducing it to a ruin.


A year later, Oswin aided the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams in

finding safe passage through the Dalek Asylum. She later wiped the memory of the

Doctor from the Daleks' Pathweb at one point to save him from the Daleks in

Intensive Care. The Doctor attempted to rescue her, until he found her and

discovered she was a Dalek. The Doctor explained this to Oswin, who first nearly

gave in to her Dalek conditioning by attempting to exterminate the Doctor, then

broke down over what she had become.


Oswin lowered the Asylum's defences so the Parliament of the Daleks could

destroy the planet and asked the Doctor to remember her as the human she once

was, with her last words "Run, you clever boy... And remember." She presumably

died when the Daleks destroyed the Asylum. When Amy, Rory and the Doctor escaped

back to the Parliament, they found out that Oswin had erased the Doctor from the

memories of all the Daleks in the Parliament as well as the Dalek inmates in the

Asylum. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)


 Clara Oswin Oswald Edit


Clara was born on 23 November 1866 in Victorian England. She claimed that her

birth occurred behind the face of Big Ben, and that the location accounted for

her "acute sense of time". By 1892, she was working as a barmaid at The Rose &

Crown. She also maintained a secret life (with a different accent) as "Miss

Montague", a governess looking after the upper class Latimer family.


She met the Eleventh Doctor outside the pub's rear exit on 23 December, and they

examined a snowman which had appeared from nowhere. Clara then chased the Doctor

down the street when he left. The Doctor locked her in his cab and ordered Strax

to get a memory worm to erase the last hour of her memory. After Strax kept

forgetting to put on gauntlets, the Doctor got the Memory worm himself, but then

a Snowman attacked them followed by several more. Together, the Doctor and Clara

caused the Snowmen to melt by imagining them doing so and then the Doctor told

Strax to take Clara back to the pub. Clara followed the Doctor to a ladder that

led to a spiral staircase which took her up to the cloud where the Doctor had

parked the TARDIS. After knocking, Clara ran back down the spiral staircase when

the Doctor came to investigate.


Clara returned to her job as a governess the next day and learned that Captain

Latimer's daughter, Francesca, had been dreaming about her previous governess

who had drowned in Latimer's pond a year earlier. Francesca's brother Digby

suggested she needed a doctor so Clara hurried to find the Doctor. While

shouting up at his cloud, she caught the attention of Jenny Flint who took her

to see Madame Vastra. Vastra and Jenny forced Clara to do the one-word test,

where she would only be allowed to use one word to answer whatever question

Vastra asked. With several well-chosen words, Clara explained why she was

interested in the Doctor and mentioned the word "Pond", the surname of the

Doctor's former companion, as well as a clue to the mystery. Impressed, Vastra

called the Doctor and told him what Clara had said. The Doctor decided to

investigate while Clara went back to Latimer's house.


The Doctor arrived to investigate the pond that the former governess had drowned

in and then rescued Clara and the children from the Ice Governess, who had been

created from the frozen corpse of the drowned woman. He melted her with his

sonic screwdriver, but the Ice Governess recovered and chased them down the

stairs, where they met Captain Latimer. The Doctor claimed to be Clara's

"gentleman friend" and then Vastra, Jenny and Strax arrived. Jenny trapped the

Ice Governess behind a force field and everyone hurried into Latimer's office.

The Doctor quickly explained the situation and then told everyone to stay in the

office and left. Clara followed and kissed him. The Doctor then confronted

Doctor Walter Simeon at the front door who demanded that he give him the Ice

Governess. The Doctor and Clara led the Ice Governess up to the roof and Clara

used an umbrella to pull down the ladder that led to the TARDIS. They led the

Ice Governess up the spiral staircase and the Doctor tried to trap her under the

cloud. He then showed Clara the inside of the TARDIS and she commented "it's

smaller on the outside" before asking if there was a kitchen, explaining that

she liked making souffles. When the Doctor gave her the TARDIS key, the Ice

Governess attacked Clara from behind. She dropped the key and was pulled off the

cloud, falling to her death in the Latimer's courtyard.


The Doctor used the TARDIS to retrieve Clara's body and the shattered remains of

the Ice Governess and took her into Latimer's office. Strax brought her back to

life using the resurrection device but only for a short time. The Doctor asked

Clara to become his companion and she agreed. After the Doctor and Vastra

confronted Simeon in his institute and, with help from Clara's tears and the

tears of the Latimer family, defeated Simeon and the Great Intelligence, Clara

died with the Doctor by her side. Her last words were "Run, you clever boy...

And remember" - the same as the last words of the original Clara before she

entered the Doctor's time stream, and, by extension, of the incarnation that the

Doctor met in the Dalek Asylum. The Doctor believed that Clara was somehow "the

same woman" he had met in the Dalek Asylum. After Clara's funeral, he rushed off

to investigate the mystery, leaving Vastra and Jenny looking at the gravestone

and its words "Remember me... For we shall meet again" in puzzlement.


 Personality Edit


During her first encounter with the Doctor from her point of view, Clara Oswald

was quite reserved and didn't reveal her true feelings easily. Although she was

noted for being very clever, she had no computer skills at first, only becoming

a computer genius after being uploaded into the Wi-Fi by a Spoonhead. Similar to

Oswin, she was wary of the Doctor at first, and, just like Victorian Clara, she

was good at looking after children. She followed Merry Galel, a small lost

child, to help her find her way. This demonstrated her impulsive inclination to

help children, also proved by her becoming a nanny. However, she lacked her

Victorian incarnation's recklessness and thought things through more carefully

as shown when she didn't instantly agree to join the Doctor on his adventures

and told him to come back the next day. Although she was eager for adventure,

Clara was cautious and was unsure what to make of the Doctor's bizarre

personality. She even seemed to think he might be stalking her, which in a way

he was since he followed her timeline in an attempt to understand how she could

have multiple lives. Clara was flirtatious but during her first adventure with

the Doctor she seemed to react to situations rather than initiate them, unlike

her other more proactive incarnations. She seemed touched that the Doctor was

guarding her, although she was unsure what the danger was. (TV: The Bells of

Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten)


Clara had close relationships with her mother and father and kept the leaf that

had started their relationship for many years after her mother's death, as a

memento of their time together. The leaf was very precious to Clara, because, if

not for it landing on her father's face many years earlier, he wouldn't have met

her mother. Clara gave up both the leaf and her mother's ring in order to defeat

the Old God, although she later got the ring back. This shows her selflessness

and great strength of character as she was willing to give up two things that

were extremely important to her in order to save others. She showed that she was

more selfless than the Doctor, who was unwilling to give up his Sonic

Screwdriver, even though he could have received another from the TARDIS. (TV:

The Rings of Akhaten)


Although she was frightened of the Old God, Clara showed great bravery and loyalty by fighting her fear and going to help the Doctor defeat the sentient planet. When the Doctor revealed that she reminded him of a long-dead friend (Victorian Clara), Clara told him that she would be happy to travel with him, but not if she were viewed as a ghost of her. She said that she was a separate, unique individual, and wanted to be treated as such. This showed that she was willing to stand up against the Doctor to defend her rights.


Clara again showed her dislike of being seen as a "ghost" by the Doctor when the two travelled throughout the Earth's history, and the Doctor compared life in the TARDIS to being outside of time. She felt rather emotional about seeing the entire life cycle of Earth and wondered if her body was in the ground somewhere. She also disliked the TARDIS, calling her a "grumpy old cow", although the TARDIS started the hostility between them by refusing to open for her when she was trying to hide Merry Galel. Clara once confided to the Doctor that she felt the TARDIS was looking at her. However, she did try to be civil to the TARDIS, unless she was frustrated or desperate like when the Doctor was trapped in a Pocket universe, and apologised when she shook water all over her.


Clara was quite observant, being the first person to notice that the ghost in Caliburn House was always in the same position and easily recognising a romantic attraction between two people saying that Alec Palmer's feelings for Emma Grayling stuck out like "a big chin". She also found whiskey to be "the eleventh most disgusting thing ever invented". Clara's keen sense of observation made her the first person to realise that Sweetville had a chimney that didn't blow smoke.


Clara genuinely had no idea that she had lived more than one life and was confused and scared when the Doctor told her about them, even claiming that she was at that moment more scared of the Doctor than the time zombies that had been chasing them or anything else on the TARDIS. As she adapted to life with the Doctor, she grew more confident, reckless and curious opening a door that contained an explosion which she admitted was a "bad decision". Her curiosity even led her to learn the Doctor's true name, although she forgot it when the Doctor rewrote time. Clara was terrified when she was cornered by an alternate version of herself and after the Doctor rescued her she punched him on the arm in an attempt to hide how scared she had been. She was shocked and devastated when she realised the burning zombie that had chased her was herself from an alternate reality. Clara was still civil towards the TARDIS, even kissing her control panel when she thought the TARDIS had brought her back to the control room, only to grow frustrated when she realised the door was gone.


When left in charge of a group of soldiers by the Doctor, Clara showed that she was a natural leader, adapting to the situation very quickly and keeping the soldiers in line. However, she did seem unprepared for the possibility of someone disobeying her, showing that although she was a good leader she also had little experience. She was a good strategist and could use anything available to her advantage, using a cable to electrocute the Cybermen in a moat, although this idea failed due to the Cybermen's ability to upgrade their defenses on the spot. Clara was very protective of Angie and Artie Maitland and at one point even referred to them as "my children" suggesting that she considered them to be her daughter and son, despite Angie constantly pointing out that she wasn't their mother. Clara was also humble and had no interest in being queen of the Universe, gently refusing Porridge's offer of marriage.


Clara cared for the Eleventh Doctor deeply, viewing him as her best and most trusted friend, even going so far to sacrifice her own life for his safety. Throughout their adventures, Clara and the Doctor apparently never discussed the Doctor's apparent attraction to Clara, and she appeared to appreciate the signs of affection he occasionally showed her, although she once said in one of their earlier adventures that she didn't see the Doctor as a love interest. However, over the course of their adventures together, they developed something akin to a relationship. Clara also once remarked that she really enjoyed hugging the Doctor.


Clara's selfless and loyal nature led her to make a huge sacrifice for the Doctor by jumping into his time stream to save him from the wrath of the Great Intelligence even after River Song told her that her real self would die, leaving only echoes. She also showed great trust in the Doctor, even after Emma Grayling warning her that he had "a sliver of ice in his heart".


Although River stated that her echoes were not the real Clara, each of them still possessed similar personalities, notably her quick witted, intelligent and flirtatious nature, her dedication to helping children and anyone else in need, and her love of soufflé's. However, there were some subtle differences in each incarnation.


Oswin possessed a flirtatious and energetic personality, the more feisty of her known incarnations, and cheerfully flirted with both the Doctor and Rory. She once asked Rory to take his shirt off for no real reason, and teased him about his nose calling him "Beaky Boy". She also teased the Doctor about his chin, nicknaming him "Chinboy" and jokingly warning him "Careful, dear, you'll poke someone's eye out".


Oswin once admitting to Rory that she'd once fancied a girl called Nina, although she added that she'd been going through a phase, and only told Rory this as she was flirting with him. Nina became Rory's nickname after he said he liked it more than "Beaky Boy".


Following her conversion, Oswin was unable to accept the horror of what she had become, and managed to convince herself that she was still human. Oswin was extremely strong-willed, and, even after her conversion, rejected mental conditioning in favour of retaining her humanity. Notably, she was the only Dalek for whom the Eleventh Doctor displayed any compassion or pity, and also the only known human who was strong enough to resist Dalek mental conditioning. In addition to being very strong-willed, Oswin was also extremely intelligent, but unfortunately it was because of her intelligence that she was turned into a Dalek. She had incredible hacking skills which she had "inherited" from the original Clara (after she had had her skills improved in the Wi-Fi) and possessed a knowledge of Daleks and their technology that exceeded even the Doctor's, thanks to her conversion into a Dalek. Oswin was very confident - perhaps slightly overconfident - and was fully aware of her exceptional intelligence, calling herself a genius several times.


Oswin was shown to be selfless, allowing the Doctor to complete his mission of destroying the planet and insisting that he leave her behind and escape with Amy and Rory. She was also a talented actress, being able to pretend convincingly that she was at ease with her situation with cheeky and flirty remarks and was able to change the sound of her voice easily. She also used her flirting to keep Rory cheerful and seemed to provide him with some comfort, since he actually asked her to keep flirting with him as reassurance. Despite her relaxed and cheerful demeanour, Oswin did show signs of worry about her situation and admitted that she was anxious to leave. She was also shown to be wary of strangers since she asked the Doctor to come and fetch her, not entirely trusting him not to leave without her; later she sacrificed herself to lower the shield so that the Parliament of the Daleks could destroy the Asylum.


Clara Oswin Oswald


The Victorian Clara was feisty and strong willed. She was fascinated by the Doctor and even kissed him passionately. She was also slightly flirtatious, teasing the Doctor while he was climbing a ladder since she had a good view of his bottom. She cheerfully tricked him into climbing the ladder first with the words "Eyes front, soldier", since he could easily see up her dress if she went first. Clara was very curious and determined to find out all she could about the mysterious Time Lord; notably she asked the First Question twice in the same night and when the Doctor noted that it was a dangerous question Clara responded with, "What's wrong with dangerous?" This showed that she also had a reckless streak. Clara was also a bit of a feminist and was briefly angry with the Doctor when he said the TARDIS was "no more a box than you are a governess", saying that he had spoken just like a man. Apparently the Doctor was not the first man to speak to her like that and she accused him of being the same as all the other men who called her "sweet, little Clara". She proudly claimed that she was not sweet and, although she was a small woman, she certainly wasn't little on the inside.


Clara had a great deal of faith in the Doctor, in contrast to Oswin, who was slightly wary of him, and when even the Doctor's friends, Vastra, Jenny and Strax, had given up thinking that he would ever regain his adventurous spirit, Clara was able to snap him out of his misery. The Doctor realised he had found a new companion and when Clara died he was briefly devastated but later elated when he realised that there was another version of her somewhere in the Universe.


Clara was highly intelligent, just like Oswin, and was able to quickly guess the Doctor's plan to use an umbrella to pull down the ladder that led to the TARDIS. She was also the second person, after the Doctor, to guess that Walter Simeon needed the Ice Governess, although she wasn't sure why until the Doctor explained it to the rest of the group. She even managed to figure out the one word that would get the Doctor to come and save the world again - "Pond" - which not only got the Doctor off his cloud, but also explained that the Latimer's pond contained something dangerous. Clara was also very sharp and quick-witted, being able to talk even more quickly than the Doctor and make witty remarks and retorts very easily. She was able to quickly make the Doctor smile with this talent only moments after they first met. The Doctor grew to like her very quickly, even giving her the TARDIS key, despite only knowing her for a couple of days. Unlike most women in Victorian times, Clara also wouldn't hesitate to take the lead when necessary.


Clara had the ability to change her accent easily and led a double life acting as both a barmaid and a governess. Captain Latimer's children adored her and they felt more comfortable talking to her about their problems than their own father, showing that Clara had a very maternal side of her personality. The whole family was devastated when she died. Their tears, and the single tear that Clara shed on her deathbed, were ultimately the means that defeated the Great Intelligence. (TV: The Snowmen)

 Interests Edit


Clara apparently enjoyed reading books, as various tabletops in her room were covered with them. One of her favourite books was 101 Places to See, a keepsake book that previously belonged to her mother. She was also an admirer of the children's novel Summer Falls by Amelia Williams (unaware that it was written by a former companion of the Doctor's). She also had a keen interest to travel, as that was what she intended to do after her brief visit to the Maitlands, although after the children's mother died, she decided to stay and help look after the children in return. Clara enjoyed baking too, determined to master her mother's soufflé frequently, although the results never turned out how planned. She insisted that she would be "soufflé girl" and that "the soufflé isn't the soufflé; the soufflé is the recipe", something that she had learnt from her mother, to which Angie Maitland reacted saying that she thought her mother was "deep on puddings".


Twelth Doctor

Clara Oswald (Jenna Louise Coleman)

See entry under Eleventh Doctor


Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie)

Bill challenges the Doctor in his ways, calling him out on issues that he hasn't faced in a long time, and having a curious mind, she asks him continuous questions.Her questioning is a continuous habit of hers. She has somewhat large expectations when she is taken to the future, given her disappointed by the flying Vardi robots, which slightly insults the Doctor and annoys him. But Bill is easily impressed by the modern and cultural sides to the future, such as communication through the nervous system or the presence of the Emojibots. She notices the harm and terror in the future when she learns of the history that, in the future, has passed for the human race; this brings out the emotional side to her. During her first visit to the past she draws the Doctor's attention to the potential racial issues the two of them would experience if she went out in London 1814, and then questions him about the potential risks of changing history by her presence in this time. She is deeply affected when she witnesses a young boy drown in the ice during this experience, marking the first time she explicitly saw someone die, and briefly questions the Doctor's compassion when he states that he has seen so many people die, both by others and by his hand, that he has lost count, although he redeems his reputation when he makes a passionate speech about the value of life in opposition to the ruthless Lord Sutcliffe. She is given the choice to save the underwater creature but feels off when she questions why the Doctor doesn't make this decision. But she goes ahead and helps to free the creature, she feels much more joyous about her adventure knowing she did some good.