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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)[source needed] was an American writer and poet.

Biography Edit

The First Doctor met Poe at a séance during which an evil entity was accidentally summoned through a ram's skull. Poe helped defeat the entity by knocking a candle on the skull after the Doctor had spilled cognac on it. (PROSE: The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram's Skull)

The Eighth Doctor encountered Poe while suffering from amnesia on Earth. (PROSE: The Deadstone Memorial) They discussed ghosts, and the Doctor was given a manuscript describing the "haunters of the dark" Poe saw everywhere. Unfortunately, the text was unreadable. This was three days before Poe's death. (AUDIO: Nevermore)

In 1849, Poe wrote of the events of the ram's skull shortly after they happened. The next day, he was found wandering deliriously in the streets of Baltimore and was taken to hospital. He died four days later. A mysterious stranger left cognac and roses at his grave. (PROSE: The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram's Skull)

The Seventh Doctor and Ace were present on 3 October, 1849 in Baltimore at Poe's death. They saw the timeline rewrite itself so events occurred in several different ways. (PROSE: The Algebra of Ice)

References Edit

In 1866, Arthur Terrall labelled the Second Doctor as a devotee of the writer. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)

In 2050, Starkey read aloud Poe's "The Raven" to Jorjie Turner, Darius Pike and K9, though Darius did not find it scary. (TV: The Fall of the House of Gryffen)

Following his unleashing of the Red Death on Corinth Major, Senior Prosecutor Uglosi became obsessed with the works of Poe. Corinth Major became the prison planet Nevermore, modelled on Poe's works. (AUDIO: Nevermore)

Melanie Bush, upon seeing the ruined landscape of Puxatornee, commented that it looked like the sort of place that would have Edgar Allan Poe reaching for his notebook. (AUDIO: Flip-Flop)

When the Eighth Doctor was split into three personalities, Charley Pollard hoped that it wouldn't turn out to be like one of those Edgar Allan Poe stories with a good twin and an evil twin. (AUDIO: Caerdroia)

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