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Eighth Doctor

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Eighth Doctor
Main aliases: see list
Species: Time Lord
Place of origin: Gallifrey
Spouse: Scarlette
Children: Miranda Dawkins
Grandchildren: Zezanne
First seen in: Doctor Who
Appearances: see list
Main actor: Paul McGann
Other voice actors: India Fisher
Incarnations of the Doctor
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • War • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12
The WatcherThe ValeyardMeta-CrisisDream LordThe Curator

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

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

The Eighth Doctor was inherently a happy adventurer, falling in love with companions Grace Holloway and Charlotte Pollard, and was not averse to experiencing and appreciating very human emotions, from kissing Grace to providing psychological support for Izzy Sinclair. So strong was his affection for humans, that he even claimed to be half-human — though this was later revealed to be a clever ploy against the Master.

At his core an optimist and a romantic, the Doctor tried to remain a cheerful and pacifistic adventurer in spite of a universe that grew ever increasingly hostile around him, eventually culminating in the eruption of the Last Great Time War between the Time Lords and the Dalek Empire. Despite his efforts to stay out of the war, the Doctor eventually succumbed to despair as the war started to threaten all of existence, and when presented with an option to choose the traits of his next incarnation, he chose to become a warrior in the hopes of ending the war once and for all.

Biography Edit

Foreshadowing Edit

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While taunting the Sixth Doctor with knowledge of his future, the Valeyard described the Doctor's eighth incarnation as the one that "[would n]ever be able to shake the shadow of death," and then claimed that "there [would] be deaths" in the Doctor's future. (AUDIO: Trial of the Valeyard)

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

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

Post-regeneration Edit

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The Eighth Doctor is born. (TV: Doctor Who)

After his previous incarnation's circulatory system was fatally damaged by Dr Grace Holloway on 30 December 1999, this Doctor came into existence three hours later early on 31 December; the anaesthetic nearly destroyed the regenerative process, resulting in the unprecedented delay. Suffering amnesia due to the circumstances of his "birth", the Eighth Doctor chose his new outfit, a costume based upon the garb of Wild Bill Hickok intended for a New Year's Eve costume party, and sought out Grace, whom he believed knew who he was. At the same time, the Master gained a new body for himself by possessing a human; he sought to take the Doctor's remaining lives for himself. Bribing Chang Lee, the young man who brought the Seventh Doctor to the hospital, the Master opened the Eye of Harmony in the TARDIS to find the Doctor. With the Eye opened, the Eighth Doctor regained his memory and recruited Grace in helping him find an atomic clock which contained a beryllium chip he needed to fix the critical timing malfunction in the TARDIS console.


The Doctor's life is drained out of him. (TV: Doctor Who)

The Master tracked the Doctor down, pretending to be an ambulance driver who would take them to Professor Wagg's atomic clock at the Institute for Technological Advancement and Research in San Francisco, to which Grace was a member of the board of trustees. The Doctor and Grace escaped the Master, but before they could do so, the Master secretly possessed Grace's mind. When the Doctor got back to the TARDIS to fix the timing malfunction, the Master had Grace knock the Doctor out and put him in restraints. The Master then forcibly opened the Eye using Grace's retina, necessarily freeing her from possession and returning her human eyes, so that he could steal the Doctor's lives.

Faced with losing his lives to the Master, the Doctor had Grace set the TARDIS on a temporal orbit back in its timestream to prevent the Earth from being sucked through the Eye; the consequential loss of power to the Eye allowed the Doctor take back his lives. Grace released the Doctor from his restraints, but the Master threw Grace off of a balcony inside the Cloister Room, killing her. The Doctor and the Master fought one another, but the Master misjudged the angle of his jump and fell into the Eye. Grace and Lee, who had also been killed by the Master, were revived by the TARDIS with some energy from the Eye. Depositing them in San Francisco on 1 January 2000, the Doctor asked Grace to travel with him. She declined, and he rejected her request to live a normal life with her in San Francisco. He kissed her goodbye and left for new adventures in his TARDIS. (TV: Doctor Who)

However, the usage of a temporal orbit to save the Earth resulted in a paradox, which was this Doctor's birth cry, (PROSE: Unnatural History) heralding a life of considerable complexity. Those attempting to view this incarnation's time-stream would find it not a neat line (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles) but rather a chaos of paradoxes (PROSE: Interference - Book One, Interference - Book Two, AUDIO: Storm Warning) and parallel timelines. (AUDIO: Zagreus, PROSE: Time Zero)

Early travels Edit

Leaving San Francisco, the Doctor was attacked by the Master, causing yet another case of amnesia. He found himself travelling to different past points in his own timeline, encountering his previous incarnations and, at one point, securing the release of his old teacher Borusa from the Tomb of Rassilon. At the end of this journey, the Doctor regained his memories and acquired a new companion, Samantha Jones, a young woman from the same Shoreditch neighbourhood in which he lived in during his first incarnation. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors)

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

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The Doctor, shortly after destroying an Ice Warrior spaceship. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

The Doctor left Sam Jones at a Greenpeace rally and went adventuring alone for a year. (PROSE: Vampire Science) During this extended side trip, he witnessed Isobella Havelstack place the consciousness of Terrence Malson into Jeff, (AUDIO: Running Out of Time) reunited with Joseph Liebermann in Salt Lake City (PROSE: Matrix) and returned to visit his old companion Bernice Summerfield during an attempted Ice Warrior invasion. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

The Doctor met Fey Truscott-Sade in an adventure involving psychic weasels in Russell Square. The Doctor gave her a Stattenheim Summoner – a device, disguised as a tin whistle, that could contact the Doctor's TARDIS. (COMIC: Tooth and Claw)

Feeling remorseful about the crimes he had committed in his previous life, the Doctor began working on a farm owned by Senora Panstedas and helped her to receive closure for her murdered husband. (PROSE: Totem)

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

Visiting the space haulage ship Dreadnought, the Doctor befriended a crewmember named Stacy Townsend and aided her in defeating a group of Cybermen who wanted to create a new breed of Cybermen with Time Lord brains. Successful, the pair left together, attempting to return Stacy home. (COMIC: Dreadnought)

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The Doctor with Ssard and Stacy Townsend. (COMIC: Descendance)

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

Soon after, the Doctor and his companions met P'fer'd and M'rek'd, an Equinoid couple in Victorian London, (COMIC: Perceptions) and defeated a quartet of shapeshifters who had kidnapped Stacy. (COMIC: Coda) Stacy and Ssard decided to leave the Doctor to get married. (PROSE: Placebo Effect)

After Stacy and Ssard left him, the Doctor fought the Helios Sisters, (PROSE: Suns and Mothers) and reunited with Bernice Summerfield during an archaeological dig which uncovered his TARDIS key. (AUDIO: Benny's Story)

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

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The Eighth Doctor helps save Gallifrey. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

The Eighth Doctor teamed up with all of his other incarnations to save Gallifrey from destruction at the end of the Last Great Time War. Due to the timelines not being synchronised, he retained no memory of this event. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

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

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

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

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

Skagra evacuated to his other ship, which the Doctor had reprogrammed to make himself its lord. Skagra was transmatted into the brig and forcefully told Skagra stories about the Doctor. President Romana decided not imprison the professor in Shada, but to return him and his TARDIS to St Cedd's. (WC: Shada)

After returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor, Romana and K9 stopped a group of Time Lords from achieving immortality. (PROSE: The Time Lord's Story)

The War with the Enemy Edit

After picking Sam up from the rally, the duo shared many adventures, battling old foes such as vampires (PROSE: Vampire Science) and Zygons. (PROSE: The Bodysnatchers)

Arriving in the East Indies, ReVit Zone late in the 21st century, the Doctor came across an auction for a mysterious Relic. At this auction he met several players who came to play roles both in the Doctor's own timeline, including the Faction Paradox and the Celestis. Uncovering evidence of a future war between the Time Lords and the nameless Enemy, he discovered that the Relic was, in reality, his own corpse. This was one of the first, paradoxical events involving the Doctor's eighth incarnation, as he found out about the war "too early" and saw more than a glimpse of his own future. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

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

The Doctor acquired another companion, Fitz Kreiner, (PROSE: The Taint) before gaining a new companion, Compassion, with the departure of Sam. Both Sam and Fitz played pivotal roles in the Doctor's battles with various enemies, including the Faction Paradox. It was this such battle which would change both companions and the Doctor. The Doctor then travelled alone for a time. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two)

The Doctor returned George Litefoot's fowling piece, (PROSE: The Bodysnatchers) observed his former incarnation departing the Quadrant council estate in 1987, (PROSE: Damaged Goods) visited Jeff on his 16th birthday (AUDIO: Running Out of Time) and met Iris Wildthyme and Jo Grant in 1930s Hollywood. (AUDIO: The Elixir of Doom) Eventually, he met up with Fitz and Compassion once again. (PROSE: The Blue Angel)

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

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

The TARDIS was captured by the Time Lords, and they quickly became embroiled in the Time Lords' war. The foreknowledge of the Second War in Heaven obtained by the Doctor and the Time Lords culminated in a destruction of Gallifrey and its system. The shock and pain of launching this attack prompted his friend and companion Compassion to deliver him to Earth with his own TARDIS which she found in the debris of Gallifrey. This allowed the Doctor to recover for a hundred years, his memory apparently lost from the trauma of the event and the TARDIS requiring time to regenerate after its power had been completely depleted in the attack that destroyed Gallifrey and Faction Paradox's invading fleet. When the Doctor awoke on Earth, he found that he could not remember who he was or anything that he had done before waking up. The only things the Doctor could find linking him to his past was a small blue box the size of a matchbox and a note in his pocket from Fitz. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell)

A man with no memory Edit

During his time on Earth, the Doctor served as a sailor aboard the Sarah Gail, (PROSE: The Year of Intelligent Tigers) bought Fitz's journal in a bookshop on the Euston Road, (PROSE: Time Zero) studied at an ancient Khmer temple, (PROSE: The Year of Intelligent Tigers) and witnessed Eva Dalloway being caught shoplifting. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)

In 2001, the TARDIS grew back to its full size and the Doctor reunited with Fitz and for a while had both Fitz and Anji Kapoor as new travelling companions. During this time, the Doctor also fought the Kulan when they attempted to invade Earth. (PROSE: Escape Velocity)


The Doctor and Hitchemus Tigers (PROSE: The Year of Intelligent Tigers)

During his travels with Fitz and Anji, the Doctor took a cat to a new life in Wales, (PROSE: The City of the Dead) and forced the Tigers of Hitchemus to co-operate with a group of human colonists instead of fighting them. (PROSE: The Year of Intelligent Tigers)

While on Earth in the 18th century, the Doctor's heart was removed by Sabbath, ostensibly to save the Doctor's life as it seemingly began to poison him by trying to link to a home world that no longer existed, but also to allow Sabbath to travel through time by planting it in himself. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) This caused the Doctor to lose many of his Time Lord abilities, such as his Respiratory bypass system, although he eventually came to adapt to this loss and recognise that he was defined by what he did rather than his physical limitations (PROSE: Hope). After a long series of battles with Sabbath, he was forced to remove the Doctor's heart from his body, which allowed the Doctor to grow a new one. (PROSE: Camera Obscura)

The TARDIS crew began arriving in alternative timelines, and encountered Sabbath more frequently, who hired a con artist called Trix MacMillan. (PROSE: Time Zero, The Domino Effect, Reckless Engineering, The Last Resort) After discovering the source of the sudden increase in alternate timelines, the Doctor, Fitz and Anji managed to solve the problem. However, Anji decided to leave the TARDIS to raise a child called Chloe, while Trix joined the TARDIS crew. (PROSE: Timeless)

The Doctor later found out that Sabbath had been hired by an organisation called the Council of Eight, who had the objective of removing as many alternative timelines from existence as possible, so they could have more control over the universe. The Council attempted to engineer the deaths of the Doctor's companions, since they were random, uncontrollable elements. (PROSE: Heritage, Bullet Time, Wolfsbane, Loving the Alien) However, the Doctor managed to destroy the Council and prevent their deaths, with the help of Sabbath and Miranda's daughter, Zezanne. However, this involved them sacrificing their lives. (PROSE: Sometime Never...)

At some point, Fitz and Trix began having a relationship, so they decided to leave the TARDIS and live on Earth. Upon arriving on Earth, the Doctor learned that just prior to the destruction of Gallifrey, the sum total of the Matrix had been placed within his mind with the help of Compassion. The sheer size of the Matrix in the Doctor's mind was enough to compress his own memories. This had caused his amnesia. This provided a means to rebuild Gallifrey and restore the Time Lords. The Doctor set out to do just this with the assistance of the Time Lord Marnal. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles) The Doctor saw the restored Time Lords and Gallifrey in a vision of his future. (PROSE: The Tomorrow Windows)

Fight against the Threshold Edit

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The Doctor fights with his own reflection. (COMIC: Endgame)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Controller of the Glory Edit

The Doctor and Izzy arrived in 17th century Japan and became involved in alien research by the Gaijin. The Gaijin were working with the locals in Japan and had created the secret to immortality, 250 million Nanoforms that would recreate any damaged tissue within seconds. The Doctor managed to stop the Gaijin from giving the locals immortality with the help of Samurai Sato Katsura, who was injured in the conflict. The Doctor used some of the Nanoforms to heal Sato. However, the Doctor poured too many of the Nanoforms on Sato and made him immortal. (COMIC: The Road to Hell)

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

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

Izzy's lost body Edit

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The Doctor with Izzy and Destrii. (COMIC: Ophidius)

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

After Izzy was kidnapped by individuals searching for Destrii, the Doctor contacted Fey and she joined him on his search. Re-encountering Destrii, the Doctor took her along, and travelled to the planet Oblivion to get Izzy back. (COMIC: Uroboros) Finally returned to her original body, Izzy chose to leave the Doctor's company as a result of the stress that she went through being trapped in Destrii's body. (COMIC: Oblivion)

Time off Edit

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The Doctor chats with Bish. (COMIC: Where Nobody Knows Your Name)

Shortly after leaving Izzy, a depressed Doctor went to a bar called Bish's to drown his sorrows, where he was where he struck up a conversation with the bartender Bish. After stopping a drone called Zalda from blowing herself up, Bish told him that he seemed most at home doing what he loved most - helping people. After this, he decided to go on holiday, unaware that Bish was actually his old companion, Frobisher. (COMIC: Where Nobody Knows Your Name)


The Doctor throws a bag of crisps. (COMIC: The Nightmare Game)

After recovering from Izzy's departure, the Doctor investigated a para-static vortex beam in 1977 London and discovered a vast alien being called the Nukaryote was hiding beneath a football stadium. Assisted by players Billy Wilkins and Ray Stobbs, the Doctor foiled the Nukaryote and the Morg-killer unit's plot to absorb all life on Earth. (COMIC: The Nightmare Game)

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

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The Doctor in Victorian London. (COMIC: The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack)

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

Tracking a probe to Fort Casey in the Nevada desert, the Doctor, posing as an CDC operative, was informed by Major Platt that the town had been hidden after the outbreak of a pathogen, and that the troops he had sent in had not returned, their last transmission being a garbled description of webbing. Finding the pathogen strangely familiar, the Doctor, revealing to Platt that he worked with UNIT, decided to venture into Fort Casey for answers. Inside the town, the Doctor found the proof he needed to identify the pathogen as being from the Spore, and also discovered a survivor in Captain Evelyn Chan. Learning that the pathogen had already begun building defensive constructs, he realised that it was entering the second stage of infection.

Realising that the third stage would result in the construction of an intelligence matrix, thereby making communication a possibility, the Doctor, joined by Chan, made his way around the town to find it. After avoiding an attack from the Spore's defensive constructs, the Doctor established communication with the pathogen, and tricked it into leaving the planet before it wiped out the human race. Returning Chan to the military roadblock, the Doctor gave her a sample of the pathogen for a vaccine to be produced, and promised to look in on her in the future. (PROSE: Spore)

Travels with Destrii Edit

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The Doctor uses the time vortex to destroy the Cybermen. (COMIC: The Flood)

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

Samson, Gemma and Mary Shelley Edit

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

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

During his travels with Mary, the Doctor encountered Axons and met King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. (AUDIO: Mary's Story) After battling the Bone Lord, Mary requested that the Doctor drop her off in her normal time, parting on good terms as they were still fond of each other. (AUDIO: Army of Death) The Doctor then resumed his travels with Samson and Gemma. (AUDIO: Mary's Story)

Samson and Gemma continued to travel with the Doctor for a time, until they encountered a Nekkistani time vessel in the vortex. Whilst aboard, Gemma was captured by Davros and forced to do his bidding. Aboard the TARDIS, she, under Davros' instruction, altered the Doctor's memories and forced him to take Davros to Earth. (AUDIO: Terror Firma)

Saving Charley Edit

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

The duo enjoyed many travels together, encountering the Cybermen in the Garazone system, (AUDIO: Sword of Orion) travelling to Venice in the future (AUDIO: The Stones of Venice) and encountering the Brigadier in the newly founded state of Malebolgia. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)

Unable to put his finger on why, the Doctor took Charley to visit Bob Dovie at 59A Barnsfield Crescent in Totton, Hampshire on 23 November 1963. (AUDIO: The Light at the End)

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The Doctor poses as a private detective. (AUDIO: Invaders from Mars)

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

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

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The Doctor and Charley arrive at Edward Grove. (AUDIO: The Chimes of Midnight)

Saving Charley had unforeseen consequences, and the pair were pursued by the Time Lords, eventually being captured by the Celestial Intervention Agency. (AUDIO: Embrace the Darkness, The Time of the Daleks, Neverland)

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

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

Adventures in the Divergent Universe Edit

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Upon their arrival in the Divergent Universe, the Doctor and Charley materialised in an evolution accelerator experiment, and the TARDIS disappeared while they were outside. The Doctor and Charley became subject to accelerated evolution, and began to merge together. However, they encountered a sound creature, which attempted to evolve into the dominant being in the accelerator. The Doctor and Charley succeeded, defeated the sound creature and separated from each other, so they could break through the experiment into another location. (AUDIO: Scherzo)

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

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The Doctor, Charley and C'rizz. (AUDIO: Caerdroia)

The Doctor tricked Kro'ka into revealing the Divergence's home base and travelled to Caerdroia in search of his TARDIS. Once there, his essence was split into three selves, all with different aspects of his personality. The group split up and after finding out that they were being tricked into breaking into their own TARDIS, two of the Doctors were transported to a maze while the Kro'ka began attacking the third. The third personality succeeded in saving his other personalities and escaped in his TARDIS. (AUDIO: Caerdroia)

Eventually, the anti-time energies were purged from the Doctor by Rassilon, allowing Zagreus to manifest as an independent spirit that could possess the bodies of the dead. The Doctor, C'rizz and Charley crash landed on a strange planet where they were separated. Rassilon and Kro'ka attempted to turn Charley and C'rizz against the Doctor. The Doctor met a strange woman named Perfection whom he escaped with before being hunted down by her husband, Daqar Keep. Rassilon succeeded in stealing the TARDIS, but was reset by Kro'ka. The Doctor discovered that the Keep was the final product of the evolution experiments that he and Charley were subject to when they first arrived, and now he wanted to return to N-Space. He also discovered that the anti-time energy in himself was purged upon his arrival, and possessed Perfection, who was trying to escape this universe. Zagreus confronted the Doctor and tried to trick him into taking him into the main universe. The Doctor saw through their deception, leaving Zagreus and Keep trapped in the Divergent universe, while the Doctor, C'rizz and Charley returned to the main Universe only to be confronted by Davros and a legion of Daleks. (AUDIO: The Next Life)

Back in the main universe Edit

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

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

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

Shortly afterwards, the TARDIS landed on a strange factory called "Industry". The trio discovered that the natives were stranded in time, being guided through subliminal programming by the Clockwork Men who hid in the cracks in-between. The Doctor, C'rizz and Charley were successfully able to free Industry and defeat the Clockwork Men. (AUDIO: Time Works)

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

On the American frontier, the Doctor played poker with a future version of his current incarnation. (AUDIO: The 100 Days of the Doctor)

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The Doctor and C'rizz are held prisoner inside the Cube. (AUDIO: Something Inside)

C'rizz faced many challenges in the new universe that challenged his mental state. (AUDIO: Something Inside) This eventually led to C'rizz sacrificing his life to save the Doctor from the Absolver. C'rizz's death had a negative impact on Charley and she asked the Doctor to take her home. (AUDIO: Absolution) After a confrontation with the Cybermen, she parted ways with the Doctor. (AUDIO: The Girl Who Never Was)

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

Travels with Lucie Edit

Travelling alone, the Doctor was taken by surprise when Lucie Miller suddenly appeared in his TARDIS as part of a "witness protection scheme," much to his consternation. Immediately, he tried to return her to her correct era, but found he was unable to do so. He instead arrived on the planet Red Rocket Rising. Lucie told him that she had witnessed something, but couldn't recall what it was. Located and imprisoned by the Daleks on board their command ship, the Doctor agreed to help the Daleks target a factory of deviant "Mutant Daleks" created from humans by the scientist Professor Martez, as he believed that there could not exist a universe with two races of Daleks, and he regretted not taking a similar chance before. After the command ship crash landed off course in a failed attempt to blow up the Mutant base in a collision course, the Doctor convinced Professor Martez to pull power from her Dalek "reinforcements." Meanwhile, the two factions launched an assault on each other along with a mob of humans, wiping both groups of Daleks out. After the last Dalek died, the Doctor repeatedly tried to leave Red Rocket Rising in the TARDIS, but kept returning until Lucie arrived. The Doctor realised that because of the witness protection, the Doctor and Lucie were stuck with each other. (AUDIO: Blood of the Daleks)

Attempting to return Lucie to 21st century Blackpool, the TARDIS suffered great turbulence as something was blocking its journey. Diverted to a motorway service station in 1974, the Doctor and Lucie met Lucie's aunt Patricia Ryder and a singing double-act called the Tomorrow Twins. The Doctor discovered the Tomorrow Twins had been brainwashed by super-beings called the Only Ones, who held the Doctor, Lucie and a group of other people captive within the service station. As the Only Ones used music as communication and transportation, the Doctor trapped them in Lucie's MP3 player before they could devour humanity. After saving one of the Tomorrow Twins, the Doctor asked Lucie to become his "official" companion, which she accepted. (AUDIO: Horror of Glam Rock)

The Doctor and Lucie next travelled to a planet resembling ancient Greece, where they prevented two young lovers, Prince Kalkin and Sararti, from committing suicide by jumping off a mountain. They were all captured by General Azar and taken to the kingdom, where the Doctor met Zeus, the ruler of the land and Kalkin's father. He was horrified to discover Zeus was using the Chamber of Incarnation, a machine that transferred minds from dead bodies into young minds. The machine was also capable of cloning, and the Doctor discovered Kalkin, his brother and the entire kingdom had been cloned as a way for Zeus to achieve immortality. Disgusted, the Doctor tried to prevent Zeus from using Kalkin's mind. With the population under Zeus' command, the Doctor was blackmailed into repairing the machine, as Zeus had taken Lucie. After Zeus' wife Hera died, the Doctor failed to stop him from transferring her mind into Sararti's body. Sararti had the stronger mind, resisted the transfer and stabbed Zeus. The Doctor was forced to use the chamber to heal Zeus, as he had finally "broken" Kalkin and he had threatened to put Lucie through an endless, agonising death. The Doctor and Kalkin tricked Zeus into using the Chamber and trapped his spirit deep inside the machine. After putting an end to the "Chamber Incarnation reign," the Doctor and Lucie left Kalkin and Sararti to get married and rule the kingdom, now free of Zeus. (AUDIO: Immortal Beloved)

Over the course of his journeys, the Doctor grew fond of Lucie, and their relationship mellowed to a mildly antagonistic friendship. Learning she was mistakenly made part of a Time Lord witness protection scheme, the two became firm friends and chose to continue travelling together. (AUDIO: Human Resources)

The two continued to explore the universe together defeating old foes such as the Zygons (AUDIO: The Zygon Who Fell to Earth) and even played poker with a younger version of himself on the American frontier, (AUDIO: The 100 Days of the Doctor) before the resurrection of Morbius apparently resulted in his death. (AUDIO: The Vengeance of Morbius)

After spending 600 years on the planet Orbis, an amnesiac Doctor was reunited with Lucie, (AUDIO: Orbis) and pair shared many more adventures, battling Krynoids, (AUDIO: Hothouse) Wirrn (AUDIO: Wirrn Dawn) and the Eight Legs, (AUDIO: Worldwide Web). Whilst visiting Blackpool for Christmas, Lucie discovered that the Doctor had hidden the death of her Auntie Pat from her, a revelation which destroyed their friendship. (AUDIO: Death in Blackpool)

Losing everything Edit

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

The Doctor landed on Earth and discovered an advertisement offering individuals the chance to travel in space and time. Travelling to the location of the auditions, he encountered four people hoping to join him on his travels. Revealing that none of the "events" had been planned by him, he managed to narrow his choices down after two turned out to be malicious and another uninterested, prompting him to choose an actress named Tamsin Drew. He immediately realised that this had been a distraction from the real auditions, and travelled to where they had taken place, finding only a note left for him by the organiser. (AUDIO: Situation Vacant) He eventually discovered that the advertisement had been placed by the Monk, whom the Doctor and Tamsin later met in 1006 Ireland. (AUDIO: The Book of Kells)

Re-encountering the Monk on Deimos, one of Mars' moons, he prevented him from creating a new timeline in which the Ice Warriors took back Mars from the humans. Discovering that Lucie was on Deimos and that she had been the winner of the Monk's contest, he saved her after the Monk abandoned her there in an attempt to bring the Doctor back to Deimos after the evacuation. The Monk revealed to Tamsin that the Doctor's actions would cause the deaths of an entire peaceful race, prompting her to leave the Doctor. The Doctor then took Lucie away in the TARDIS to experience the Christmas he failed to give her the last time they met. (AUDIO: The Resurrection of Mars) The Doctor and Lucie hosted a Christmas dinner with Susan and Alex Campbell, only for their celebrations to be disturbed by a Blitzen fish. Despite all the Doctor's efforts, Alex chose to stay on Earth, with Lucie as his travelling companion. (AUDIO: Relative Dimensions)

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

After witnessing the deaths of Tamsin and Alex during their fight against the Dalek occupation, the Doctor was sickened when Lucie Miller sacrificed her life to defeat them. Angry with the deaths caused by the Monk's meddling in time, he refused to forgive the remorseful Monk for helping the Daleks cause the bloodshed of these events. Although the Monk was deeply saddened that the Daleks had exterminated Tamsin, it did not change the fact he had allowed them to propagate a bacteriological pestilence on Earth, which crippled Lucie and killed many humans. Boiling with rage, the Doctor screamed at the Monk to leave and threw him out of the TARDIS. In his solitude, the Doctor mourned Lucie's death and bleakly promised he would find a way to come back and reverse it. (AUDIO: To the Death)

Looking for hope Edit

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

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The Doctor and Molly being chased by Daleks in 1972. (AUDIO: Fugitives)

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

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

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

The Doctor encountered Molly again in London, 1918, where they came across the Viyrans trying to solve a problem caused by one of their viruses. (AUDIO: The White Room) They then travelled to the edge of the universe, where they encountered Liv Chenka and the Eminence. (AUDIO: Time's Horizon) This encounter with the Eminence brought the Doctor, Liv and Molly to London in the 1970s, where the Doctor once again came face to face with the Master. The Master was working with the Time Lords to use the Eminence to fight the Daleks. To stop the Master's plan, the Doctor opened his link to the Eminence located in his mind, teaching it how to pilot a TARDIS. The Eminence then used the teleportation casket located in the Master's TARDIS to pilot it, taking the Master with it. (AUDIO: Eyes of the Master) In a desperate attempt to defeat the Eminence, the Doctor travelled to Nixyce VII, where he helped the Dalek Time Controller to defeat the Eminence fleet located at the edge of the Nixyce system. (AUDIO: The Traitor) The Doctor was then allowed to leave freely in his TARDIS. (AUDIO: Eyes of the Master)

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

Searching for traces of Molly, the Doctor became trapped in a time loop. Escaping, he discovered that his TARDIS had been stolen, and set about trying to find it. (AUDIO: A Life in the Day)

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

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

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

Facing the Eleven Edit

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The Doctor and Liv were brought to Gallifrey by Cardinal Padrac when a Time Lord criminal known as the Eleven escaped the imprisonment the Doctor had placed him in centuries earlier. Attempting to prevent the Eleven from leaving the planet, the Doctor was forced to concede defeat when he was unable to prevent him from stealing a TARDIS of his own. (AUDIO: The Eleven)

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

Time alone Edit

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Travelling alone, the Doctor's TARDIS was hit by a temporal storm, forcing him to send out a distress signal as his TARDIS crash-landed in Switzerland in 1816. His body disfigured by the crash, the Doctor stumbled outside to a villa where he re-encounter Mary Shelley. Whilst crying out the names of past companions, Shelley attempted to look after the Doctor. Following the arrival his younger self, he and his TARDIS were restored, and he left to continue his travels. (AUDIO: Mary's Story)

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

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

Nearing the end of his life, the Doctor founded the Institute of Time with fellow time travellers. The Doctor then took a trip to the end of the universe to see if the Institute still existed. He found that the Institute was in ruins and all of his friends had committed suicide. He encountered his first incarnation in the ruins who told him to not give up and to keep on travelling; this renewed the Doctor's spirits and he found a new sense of adventure. (PROSE: The End)

An old to do list Edit

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Josie and the Doctor react to the supposed presence of monsters. (COMIC: The Pictures of Josephine Day)

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

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The Doctor and Josie embrace. (COMIC: The Pictures of Josephine Day)

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

Running from the Time War Edit

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The Doctor during the Last Great Time War. (COMIC: Revelation)

Seeing that a universal war between the Daleks and the Time Lords was brewing, the Doctor became fearful that he would lose everything he held dear in joining the war. Travelling to a Velyshaan museum dedicated to the Dalek Wars, he met Kalendorf, an old soldier who had fought in the Dalek Wars. There, he and Kalendorf destroyed a lone Dalek, but not before it had killed a child. Driven into a decision, the Doctor set off, his mind made up, (PROSE: Museum Peace) having decided not to join the war, but "help where [he could]". (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

In the first year of the war, at the Gates of Elysium, the Doctor attempted to save Davros when his command ship flew into the jaws of the Nightmare Child, but failed. (TV: The Stolen Earth, COMIC: Revelation)

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

In a bid to obtain the Great Key of Rassilon, the Doctor was held prisoner for over a month on an unnamed planet. With the help of a Malmooth named Chantir, he managed to escape the prison guards and find the key. The Doctor hoped that he would not have to use the key, but if he did he planned to use it to create a modified De-mat Gun that would lock the Medusa Cascade and bring an end to the war. (COMIC: Revelation)

When the TARDIS was caught at the edge of the temporal wave caused by the Daleks' Time Destructor, the fluid links were damaged. The Doctor landed on Rontan 9 in search of mercury to find that the planet had also been affected by the Dalek weapon. The Doctor found a group of scientists, some of which regressed into monsters from the time distortions on the planet. Whilst fleeing from the monsters, the Doctor found some mercury. He then took the scientists to back his TARDIS, intending to find them a new home. (PROSE: Natural Regression)

Death Edit

In the Fifth Segment of the War, (PROSE: The Stranger) the Doctor, in a spaceship crashing into Karn, met and tried to save Cass, a pilot who would rather die than accept help from a Time Lord. Cass sealed herself away in the ship by deadlocking a door. Unable to open it with his sonic screwdriver, the Doctor desperately pleaded with her until it was too late for either of them to be saved from going down with the ship. The gunship hit the surface of Karn at a tremendous velocity and erupted into a mighty fireball.

The Doctor died in the crash, but was revived temporarily by the Sisterhood of Karn, and was told he had under four minutes to live. They offered him a series of different Elixirs, which could allow him control over his regeneration so he could become the person he needed to be to end the Time War. Initially he refused their offer, but several more members of the Sisterhood arrived bearing a lifeless Cass, who was "beyond even their help". Upon seeing the dead body of Cass and being asked by the High Priestess, Ohila, how many others like her he would allow to die in the conflict, he gave in to their pleas.

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The Eighth Doctor's final moments. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

Deciding there was no longer a need for the Doctor in the universe, he accepted the sisterhood's help, asking them to make him a warrior. Ohila then handed him a formula she had specially prepared for that purpose. Before ingesting the chalice of regenerative serum, he commanded the sisters to get out of the room, horribly torn apart by what he was about to do. Before ending his life, he paid tribute to some of his past companions, apologised to Cass and despairingly uttered, "Physician, heal thyself." The Doctor then downed the chalice and began a painful regeneration, gasping out his last breaths in convulsions that made him keel over to the ground. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

Post-mortem Edit

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

When the Eleventh Doctor entered into the T'keyn Nexus in order to defend himself, Matrix projections of his previous incarnations appeared inside it to defend themselves as well, with the Eighth Doctor taking it upon himself to also defend the name of the War Doctor, as the war incarnation opted to remain silent. (COMIC: Dead Man's Hand)

Undated adventures Edit

Alternative timelines Edit

In one alternative timeline, the Seventh Doctor was shot by Nazis in 1955 Germany, and had his body taken into custody. Absconding after his regeneration, the Eighth Doctor adopted the alias "Johann Schmidt" and later told Elizabeth Klein that he was a collector of sorts who had stolen the Doctor's body and gained possession of the TARDIS key. (AUDIO: Colditz, Klein's Story)

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

Psychological profile Edit

Personality Edit

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The Doctor kisses Grace goodbye. (TV: Doctor Who)

The Eight Doctor was a romantic at heart. (TV: Doctor Who) It was during his eighth incarnation that the Doctor began feeling a desire for romance — "the excitement of being close to someone, the need to exchange ideas on a more personal level, to be able to tell someone what you really believe". (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) His romanticism extended to his literary preferences, which led him to seek out and have several adventures with Mary Shelley. (AUDIO: Mary's Story) On one occasion, he was described as someone who used flattery to deceive.[by whom?] (AUDIO: The Next Life)

While he told I.M. Foreman it would be unfair to get sexually involved with his companions, (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) the Doctor entered into romantic relationships with multiple companions, even proclaiming his loved for Charlotte Pollard, feelings that she reciprocated. (AUDIO: Neverland) When she tried to broach the subject to him, he claimed that it was merely an urge brought on by his believing that she was about to die. Although the Doctor later admitted that he did love her, he told her that they couldn't pursue a romantic relationship, opting to remain friends instead. (AUDIO: Scherzo)

The Eighth Doctor was full of spirit and the joy of life, and showcased, on multiple occasions, his love for humanity, especially admiring how they saw dangers that weren't there. (TV: Doctor Who) Despite his enthusiasms, the Doctor had a fear of heights and hospitals, (TV: Doctor Who; PROSE: Kursaal) and could be deeply unnerved by long imprisonment. (PROSE: Seeing I)


The Doctor expresses his anger at Destrii. (COMIC: Uroboros)

Although full of spirit and humanity, the Eighth Doctor did have a dark side within him, especially when the forces of evil tried to unbalance laws of the universe. The Doctor's rage was first released to the full by the Master after he killed Grace and Lee, charging at the Master with force and engaging in hand-to-hand combat with him, which ended with the Master being sucked into the Eye of Harmony, though the Doctor tried to save him. (TV: Doctor Who)

Like his previous incarnations, the Eighth Doctor was insistent on solving solutions in a peaceful manner, but knew that that would not be an option all the time, and was not above resulting to violence when needed. He killed a pair of Vampires, decapitating one and impaling the other, commentating on how melodramatic it was, aware that he couldn't try anything less fatal due to the vampires' strength and healing abilities. He decapitated a third vampire with an axe, likening it to golf. However, Romana noted the regret in his eyes. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors) He also killed Ed Hill with a gun to prevent the imminent destruction of the Earth, in part to save his companion, Fitz, from having to bear the responsibility of killing him. (PROSE: Revolution Man)

As a coping mechanism,[source needed] the Doctor would react to threats of death and torture with dark humour, mocking the Master's "fatherly attachment" to Chang Lee, (TV: Doctor Who) jesting with Eric Rawden until he could no longer stand the interrogation, (AUDIO: Something Inside) bitterly asking his torturers for some more pain, (AUDIO: Memory Lane) and brashly listing hobbies he could indulge in while dying after Ohila informed him he had four minutes left to live. (TV: The Night of the Doctor) His enemies believed he did so to "suppress his fear". (AUDIO: The Resurrection of Mars)

The Doctor insisted he was psychologically incapable of experiencing survivor's guilt, (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles) despite evidence to the contrary, (AUDIO: Hothouse) and claimed not to understand the idea of gloating. (PROSE: History 101)

The Doctor was a fan of Marvel Comics' X-Men, Transformers, and model train sets. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress, The Taking of Planet 5, The City of the Dead) He also had a soft spot for penguins, (AUDIO: The Next Life) didn't believe in ghosts, (TV: Doctor Who) and considered eight to be his "lucky number." (COMIC: The Glorious Dead) He got very excited about cotton candy and chunky monkey ice cream, and drank his tea with large amounts of sugar. (AUDIO: Terror Firma)

In contrast to his scheming predecessor, the Eighth Doctor could not stay on one train of thought for more than a few seconds, getting distracted by the comfort of his new shoes when recalling his childhood, (TV: Doctor Who) going days without eating due to his forgetfulness, (PROSE: Camera Obscura) and often going into soliloquies without noticing. (AUDIO: Seasons of Fear) He also bored of things easily, making an omelette for Anji Kapoor, but proclaiming to be bored with cooking before he could making another for anyone else. (PROSE: Timeless) Sam Jones theorised that the Doctor took on companions because he "couldn't think in a straight line without [them]." (PROSE: Unnatural History)

In touch with his feminine side, the Doctor was often called a "ponce," (PROSE: Timeless) and had a maternal urge to see to it that everyone around him was well-fed, even carrying food around in his pockets give his companions on a moment's notice. (PROSE: The Year of Intelligent Tigers) He often got teary-eyed around Miranda Dawkins, his adopted daughter. (PROSE: Father Time)

The Doctor's mental health was somewhat questionable; while he usually acted like an eccentric gentleman, he also had moments of certifiably insanity.[source needed] He believed he "must be insane" when asked by Anji Kapoor, (PROSE: Eater of Wasps) and Fitz Kreiner worried that the Doctor was aware of his breakdowns, just unconcerned by them. Both the Doctor and Fitz shared a worrying moment when they realised the Doctor seemed to be "unbalanced" to the point of schizophrenia. (PROSE: The Slow Empire)

The Eighth Doctor was willing to help anyone he came across regardless of his connection to them, (AUDIO: Orbis, Prisoner of the Sun) and sacrifice himself for the sake of others, to the point that even his TARDIS began scolding him for it. (AUDIO: Zagreus)

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The Doctor fights his jailors during the Last Great Time War. (COMIC: The Forgotten)

The Doctor became a darker and angrier person with the loss of his TARDIS in the dimensional barrier between Earth and Avalon, and his then reliance on Compassion as a means of travel, (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon) with Fitz noting the Doctor's tendency to throw himself into others' problems to avoid facing his own. (PROSE: The Space Age) Following his exile on Earth, and particularly the loss of his second heart, he became an even more darker, though passionate person. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street, History 101) He often had panic attacks brought on by the single pulse in his body. Though his second heart was returned, its long absence left a change in the Doctor. (PROSE: Camera Obscura) After the death of his adopted daughter, Miranda Dawkins, the Doctor became angry at anything that reminded him of her. (PROSE: Sometime Never..., Halflife)

The Eighth Doctor viewed his seventh incarnation's manipulative nature with disdain. Following his seventh regeneration, the Doctor abandoned these tendencies and vowed that he would never travel alone again as he did not want to forget how precious life was. (AUDIO: The Resurrection of Mars) However, after the deaths of his great-grandson, Alex Campbell, and his companions, Tamsin Drew and Lucie Miller, at the hands of the Daleks, the Doctor decided to travel on his own to limit the deaths that came in his wake. (AUDIO: To the Death)

Towards the end of his life, the Doctor began to reminisce about his adventures with previous companions. (PROSE: The End; AUDIO: Mary's Story)

The Doctor had no love for his third incarnation, describing him to Josie Day as having "no appreciation of art," and that he "spent all his time taking things apart and leaving bits lying about," concluding that Josie wouldn't like him. (COMIC: The Pictures of Josephine Day)

Charley referred to the Eighth Doctor as "an unbelievable, impossible, marvellous man." (AUDIO: The Fall of the House of Pollard) While Lucie originally took against him, describing him as a "patronising git,"[source needed] she claimed that the Eighth Doctor was "the best bloke [she'd] ever met" mere seconds before her death. (AUDIO: To the Death)

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The Eighth Doctor explodes with anger as he prepares to regenerate into the antithesis of his moral code. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

When the Eighth Doctor met his demise, he had been thoroughly broken by the circumstances of his travels and the breakout of the Time War, to the point that he decided to remain onboard a crashing spaceship, pleading with Cass to put aside her fear and hatred of the Time Lords for him to save her. This ultimately ended in failure, and the Doctor died in the crash, having lost the will to regenerate until the Sisterhood of Karn temporarily restored him to life.

Though he continued to refuse joining the Time War, seeing Cass's lifeless body caused the Doctor to finally lose all hope, claim the deceased Cass's bandolier and abandon the title of "Doctor" with extreme disparity after being coaxed by Ohila to embrace his regeneration into a warrior, expressing bitter delight when informed the change would hurt. His last act was to salute past companions Charley, C'rizz, Lucie, Tamsin and Molly, and apologies to Cass, before quoting the Bible and drinking the Elixir prepared to complete his painful regeneration. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

Habits and quirks Edit

The Eighth Doctor exhibited a habit of giving people hints about their future, while not expressing outright the nature of that future, (TV: Doctor Who) though he stopped this habit when Grace Holloway called him out on being cryptic about her future. (COMIC: The Fallen)

He also had a tendency to repeat himself when he was trying to make a point, (TV: Doctor Who) or when he got excited. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

After his and Fitz Kreiner's minds had been temporarily jumbled together, causing them to develop some of each other's habits, the Doctor began to smoke cigarettes. (PROSE: Halflife)

The Eighth Doctor made a habit of randomly getting kissed by others, such as with Grace Holloway, (TV: Doctor Who, COMIC: The Fallen) Sam Jones,[source needed] Fitz Kreiner,[source needed] Bernice Summerfield,[source needed] Charley Pollard,[source needed] and Destrii. (COMIC: Uroboros, Sins of the Fathers)

He would raise his voice when excited, scared, upset or angered. (TV: Doctor Who, The Night of the Doctor, AUDIO: To the Death)

Skills Edit

The Eighth Doctor had a talent in pick-pocketing and hacking, (TV: Doctor Who; PROSE: Seeing I) and could play the violin, harpsichord, flute, transverse cello, harp, banjo, theremin, wobbleboard and the piano. (PROSE: The Year of Intelligent Tigers, Eater of Wasps)

The Doctor showed great proficiency at commandeering transport, being able to drive a police motorcycle, (TV: Doctor Who) pilot a lifeboat (PROSE: Rip Tide) and fly a plane with identical ease. (AUDIO: Fugitives)

While he mostly abandoned his predecessor's manipulative tendencies, (AUDIO: The Resurrection of Mars) the Doctor tricked the Threshold into thinking he had regenerated by having Shayde pose as the new Doctor while covertly sabotaged the Threshold's operations, (COMIC: Wormwood) and turned Andrelina Hastoff's minions against each other with a few choice words. (COMIC: The Autonomy Bug)

Like his previous incarnations, the eighth incarnation was both a highly proficient swordsman and skilled in the art of Venusian aikido, (PROSE: The Eight Doctors) and could read minds if he wanted to, but preferred to read expressions and body language to save time. (PROSE: The Book of the Still)

The Doctor was also an accomplished chef, stress-baking a Lady Baltimore cake with "very complicated icing", (PROSE: Camera Obscura) making a massive picnic for his friends, and holding several dinner parties in his flat on Hitchemus. (PROSE: The Year of Intelligent Tigers)

Appearance Edit

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The Doctor shortly after his regeneration. (TV: Doctor Who)

The Doctor had blue eyes after he regenerated. (TV: Doctor Who) However, due to Faction Paradox interfering with the Doctor's biodata, his eye colour was changed to green, (PROSE: Alien Bodies) before reverting back to blue after the majority of Faction Paradox was erased from the timeline. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell) When asked about where he came from, the Doctor's eye colour would change between grey and blue. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

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

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The Eighth Doctor approaches the end of his life. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

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

Grooming and hair Edit

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The Doctor's shorter hair. (AUDIO: The Great War)

The Doctor had long, wavy hair after his regeneration, (TV: Doctor Who) but, after falling in the ocean at Dunkirk, he had his wavy hair cut short. (AUDIO: Fugitives)

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

He grew a beard shortly before his wedding to Scarlette, (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) until later shaving it. (PROSE: Hope)

Clothing Edit

Main attires Edit

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The Doctor's original jacket. (TV: Doctor Who)

After regenerating in 1999, the Doctor obtained a long green velvet jacket, a waistcoat with a pocket watch, a cravat and greyish-green trousers from a Wild Bill Hickok costume he stole from Ted's hospital locker; Ted was going to wear the costume to a fancy dress party on New Year's Eve. For footwear, he was given a pair of shoes which originally belonged to Grace Holloway's ex-boyfriend, Brian. (TV: Doctor Who)

Following the War, the Doctor began to wear a shirt and trousers, but felt that they did not suit him, soon changing back into his original clothes. (PROSE: The Burning)

After his green jacket was destroyed in an explosion, (COMIC: Ophidius) the Doctor replaced it with a blue velvet jacket similar to the original. (COMIC: Beautiful Freak) The blue coat was later destroyed in an exploding Cyber-ship. (COMIC: The Flood)

By the time he met Lucie Miller, the Doctor had resumed wearing a velvet jacket, a waistcoat and a "big cravat." (AUDIO: Blood of the Daleks) After ruining his clothes during World War I and falling in the ocean at Dunkirk, the Doctor changed into a blue leather jacket with a satchel, jeans and boots. (AUDIO: Fugitives)

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The Doctor makes his presence known to Josie. (COMIC: The Pictures of Josephine Day)

Following an intense period in his life, the Doctor took on another outfit echoing his original look, consisting of a deep green velvet trench coat and a bronze-grey waistcoat with a fob watch, leaving the bottom button unfastened, and wrinkled tan trousers haphazardly secured by a slouching belt only buckled by an s-link chain. In place of a cravat, he wore a midnight blue ascot in a ruffled bundle. He did not fully button the old collared shirt that was meant to hold his neckband accessories. Instead, the points of the collar drooped across his shoulders as he left it open-necked and wore the ascot crookedly on his own uncovered neck. He now sported a pair of caramel brown British Army Calvary boots with a set of matching leather soldier's gaiters strapped across his shins, all of which were loosely laced and knotted improperly. (COMIC: The Pictures of Josephine Day) He continued to wear this outfit throughout the Time War and to the end of his life, the clothes growing battered and frayed from action and abuse. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)

Other clothes Edit

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

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

He also owned a black velvet coat, (PROSE: Vanishing Point) which he wore with a green waistcoat and boots in Marpling in 1933. (PROSE: Eater of Wasps) After having his clothes ruined in the Slow Empire, the Doctor put on a dark suit and a greatcoat. (PROSE: The Slow Empire)

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

When on holiday in Egypt, the Doctor only wore long shorts. (COMIC: The Power of Thoueris!) In America, he wore a knee-length leather coat, with a cowboy hat, boots and gloves. (COMIC: Bad Blood)

Hats Edit

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The Doctor with a fez. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game)

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

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

Other information Edit

Mysteries and discrepancies Edit

During the early hours of his life, the Doctor remarked that he was half-human on his mother's side. (TV: Doctor Who) According to patriarchal psychic river jellyfish-like creatures on the planet Hyspero, he only thought he had a human mother, but was actually loomed. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress) He later called his half-human lineage "debatable," (PROSE: Autumn Mist) before telling Chantir he had tricked the Master into believing he was half-human through the use of a Chameleon Arch. (COMIC: The Forgotten)

Sonic screwdriver Edit

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

Behind the scenes Edit

The most prolific Doctor Edit

Although the eighth incarnation has only appeared onscreen twice so far, he has appeared in more stories than any other Doctor as of November 2012. This was due to the fact that he was the de facto "current Doctor" from 1996 to 2005, and naturally became the focus of attention in all non-televised media, including:

Indeed, the Big Finish situation was particularly favourable to McGann, as their license with the British Broadcasting Corporation did not allow them to use any incarnations of the Doctor who originated from BBC Wales series. Consequently, McGann was their "current" Doctor, even as late as 2013. They therefore made him effectively the "first amongst equals," making his adventures ongoing and eventually giving him his own series. Unlike the other Doctors, most of his Big Finish releases were deliberately organised into "seasons" and his annual output was typically greater than that afforded to the others. Effectively, he has so far had three series of narratively-connected seasons — one featuring Charlotte Pollard and later C'rizz, one with Lucie Miller and later Tamsin Drew, and the one with Molly O'Sullivan and later Liv Chenka.

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

Continuity across mediums Edit

The Eighth Doctor's adventures after the TV movie took place across three different branches of media: the Big Finish audio stories, the Doctor Who Magazine and Radio Times comic strips, and the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures and in one case BBC Past Doctor Adventures novels. The continuity between these three separate mediums remains complicated to integrate.

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

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

In 2009 the audio Mary's Story (part of the anthology The Company of Friends) offered some detail on the extent of these convergences, depicting a "future" Eighth Doctor directly referring to comic strip and novel companions. Going through a list of his previous companions in chronological order, he places novel companions before audio ones. However, the comic strip companion Destrii was later mentioned separately to the others, still leaving the placement of the comic strips in relation to the EDAs uncertain.

Casting Edit

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

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

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

Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi, [1] the Ninth and Twelfth Doctors respectively, were offered the chance to audition for the role of the Eighth Doctor but both declined. Michael Crawford, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Billy Connolly, Trevor Eve, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay and Jonathan Pryce were all considered for the role of the Eighth Doctor. Lindsay actually auditioned for the role, together with Eddie Murphy, Anthony Head, Tim McInnerny, Tony Slattery, Liam Cunningham, Nathaniel Parker and Mark McGann (Paul's brother). [additional sources needed]

Footnotes Edit

  1. Peter Capaldi: I Turned Down Doctor Who - DVD Launch Q&A. YouTube - Doctor Who (18 November 2014). Retrieved on 20 November 2014.


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