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|Place of origin:||Gallifrey|
|Spouses:||River Song, Marilyn Monroe|
|In-laws:||Amy Pond, Rory Williams|
|First seen in:||The End of Time|
|Main actor:||Matt Smith|
|Other TV actors:||Daniel Anthony|
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The Eleventh Doctor was a capricious and adventurous incarnation of the renegade Time Lord known as the Doctor. The Moment referred to him as "the man who forgets", in reference to his claim not to remember how many children were on Gallifrey on the last day of the Last Great Time War. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) He later became a man fond of remembering his precious life. However, by this point in his life, his reputation had grown immense, attracting a new strain of conflicts in place of the war. Wishing to withdraw from the dangers it created, he became a secretive and guileful individual for the sake of himself and those he held close. He engaged in a centuries-long struggle to the death against his enemies, including an assassination plot and a last stand. He was easily the Doctor's most long-lived incarnation(As of this point), as well as the final incarnation in the Doctor's original regeneration cycle.
Within minutes of his fiery regeneration, he began a long, multi-century war with the Silence that critically involved companions Amy Pond, Rory Williams and their daughter, River Song. Ultimately, the significant, but likely not total, defeat of the Silence required him to marry Song in a dubiously legal ceremony, (TV: The Wedding of River Song) but one that they both seemed to regard as genuine. (WC: Asylum of the Daleks, TV: The Angels Take Manhattan, The Name of the Doctor)
After the touch of a Weeping Angel robbed him of Amy and Rory, (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan) he retired to Victorian London and associated himself with the "Paternoster Gang". During this period — which he once referred to as "the dark times" — he rediscovered a woman named Clara Oswald, whom he thought long dead (TV: Asylum of the Daleks); she once again died. Fascinated by this "impossible girl", he set off on to solve the mystery of her multiple lives, (TV: The Snowmen) and take her on as his latest travelling companion. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)
Rescuing Clara, however, came at a high price: it forced him to reveal to her a dreaded secret: an incarnation he had kept hidden, and whom he felt had betrayed the name of "the Doctor". (TV: The Name of the Doctor) This would preclude an actual meeting with this past life and his tenth incarnation, in which they re-entered the Time War. Here, he discovered that he and his past incarnations had actually saved the Time Lords from destruction, but lost his knowledge of the event. This event allowed him to cleanse his hands of a genocide he never actually enacted and happily accept the incarnation he once renounced. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
In the last years of his life, he battled against the universe's deadliest forces to protect the planet of Trenzalore for hundreds of years, causing his body to grow old and weak. At the cusp of dying of old age, Clara convinced the Time Lords to grant him a new regeneration cycle, restoring his youth and triggering his eventual regeneration into his next incarnation. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
After absorbing a vast amount of radiation from a nuclear power source in order to save the life of his good friend Wilfred Mott, the Tenth Doctor regenerated in his TARDIS. The energy released caused great damage to the vessel. Focused initially on his new form, he did not immediately realise the TARDIS was on fire and about to crash. When he did, he seemed to enjoy the thrill of the moment, gleefully shouting, "Geronimo!", as his TARDIS plummeted to Earth. (TV: The End of Time)
As the TARDIS spiraled out of control above London, the Doctor was nearly thrown through the doors of his damaged ship, clutching his sonic screwdriver between his teeth. He clawed his way back into the TARDIS before nearly crashing into Big Ben.
Crashing in Leadworth in 1996, the Doctor met Amelia Pond, a lonely little Scottish girl with a mysterious crack in her bedroom wall. He made an everlasting impression on Amelia in the raggedy clothes of his predecessor, heavily torn up from the crash he weathered. Once he had expelled a breath of lingering regeneration energy, he noticed his new body needed sustenance and asked Amelia to feed him. The Doctor had trouble choosing what to eat with his finicky new tastes, until he was satisfied by his unique concoction of fish fingers and custard.
After seeing how his mysterious appearance and disturbing idiosyncrasies didn't bother Amelia, he decided the crack was more dangerous than most people thought. An alien convict called Prisoner Zero had escaped from a prison on the other side of the crack. Before the Doctor could investigate further, the cloister bell brought him back to the TARDIS as the engines were in danger of phasing out of existence.
The Doctor promised Amelia he would return in five minutes and have her travel with him. Unfortunately, due to the extreme damage sustained by the TARDIS, he accidentally arrived twelve years later. He was knocked unconscious by the adult Amelia (who now went by Amy). Prisoner Zero was still hiding in Amelia's house. After escaping, the Doctor persuaded Amy, who had spent her childhood waiting for him to return, and her boyfriend, Rory Williams to help him capture Prisoner Zero for its jailers, the Atraxi, to avoid the incineration of Earth.
The Doctor worked diligently to complete his task to find Prisoner Zero before the Atraxi extinguished the Earth's sun in under twenty minutes. He tried using the alien technology of his sonic screwdriver copiously, so it would draw the Atraxi's attention to a non-terrestrial presence. However, the badly damaged screwdriver exploded from the strain of excessive use. Without his tool, he instead used the laptop of Jeff Angelo to speak to several distinguished intellectuals on Earth. With their help, he coordinated every clock in the world to revert to zero by distributing a slightly intelligent computer virus he created on Rory's phone, summoning the Atraxi to Earth at the sight of a beacon that their prisoner was there.
At the Royal Leadworth Hospital, Prisoner Zero tried to assume the form of the Doctor and young Amy through the mental link he had established after living in her house unnoticed for 12 years, but the Doctor told Amy to think of the alien's true form and it forced him to impersonate his own body. This allowed the Atraxi to find him and recapture the convict, Before he was captured, Prisoner Zero issued a portentous prophecy and a warning to the Doctor: "The Pandorica will open, Silence Will Fall".
Agitated by the Atraxi's negligent actions toward Earth, the Doctor stole replacement clothes from the hospital locker, summoned the Atraxi back to Leadworth, and scolded them for holding billions of innocent lives to ransom. As he donned his new outfit, he reminded them of the many other species who had posed a threat to humanity and what had happened to all of them. Fearing retribution from the Doctor, the Atraxi fled Earth with the promise of never returning.
Afterwards, the Doctor took the newly-regenerated TARDIS, which had a redecorated exterior and a new console room, on a short trip to the Moon to run the engines in, before returning to Amelia and inviting her to join him on his travels. He accidentally arrived two years later, worsening his reputably bad timing. After 14 years of waiting, Amy agreed to join him in his travels. Upon his return with Amy, the TARDIS gifted the Doctor with an upgraded sonic screwdriver to replace the ruined model he lost. He and Amy set off, but he was unaware that he had arrived the night before her wedding to Rory Williams. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)
Alone no more
For their first trip, the Doctor took Amy to the Starship UK in the 33rd century. Initially resistant to getting involved in events on board the ship, the Doctor was moved by a child in distress. Investigating why adults ignored the obviously-distraught child, the Doctor was intrigued to discover the ship had no engines. Further investigating, he and Amy "brought down" the government and learned the last of the star whales was being tortured into transporting the ship. He allied with Queen Liz 10, who knew a great deal about him due to his previous encounters with royalty, to stop this. However, he was enraged to discover Liz herself had allowed the star whale to be tortured, but erased it from her mind every ten years because she couldn't bear to think of its suffering. Faced with the impossible choice of saving millions of humans or an innocent tormented creature, the Doctor planned to fry the star whale's brain so that it would continue piloting the ship but wouldn't feel any pain. With this deed, the enraged Doctor decided to abandon the name "the Doctor". Amy realised the Star Whale had volunteered to pilot Starship UK, only for the humans to chain it up and torture it into piloting the ship. She released the whale from its torment, and it remained with Starship UK. Preparing to leave, the Doctor got a phone call from his old friend Winston Churchill, asking for assistance. (TV: The Beast Below)
The Doctor and Amy arrived in 1941 a month after Churchill's summoning to discover two Daleks aiding Britain against the Nazis in the Second World War. They had also convinced Professor Edwin Bracewell that he had created them when, in reality, they had created him. Trying to force the Daleks into revealing their true nature, the Doctor fell victim to their trap; he provided a testimony that allowed the Daleks to use a Progenitor device to rebuild their, nearly extinct, race. Forced to choose between saving Earth from being destroyed by an Oblivion Continuum, which had been planted inside Bracewell, or finishing off his deadliest enemies for good, the Doctor chose Earth and let the Daleks escape through a time corridor, which deeply distressed him. Leaving Winston and Bracewell to "win the war", he was perplexed by Amy not recognising the Daleks despite living through the War in the Medusa Cascade. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)
The Doctor arrived on Earth in 2010, and found an astronaut in a shopping center. He and Amy went to the Moon to investigate. With the help of Professor Jackson, the Doctor was able to prevent the jelly-like Talerians from taking over the bodies of the humans on the base. After he revived Jackson from being brainwashed and controlled, Jackson smashed the large windows of his office, killing the Talerians with the low atmosphere, and, to the Doctor's dismay, simultaneously sacrificing himself. (PROSE: Apollo 23)
Their next trip brought them to the junk-made asteroid known as the Gyre. There, they encountered the Sittuun and a primitive society of humans; they believed they were on Earth. The Doctor tried convincing them they weren't, offering to save them from a bomb the Sittuun were going to set off to destroy the Gyre. Unsuccessful, he encountered Dirk Slipstream, an old foe, after the artifact (the Mymon Key) holding the Gyre together. Though successful in stopping Dirk, the Doctor felt remorseful for being unable to save the humans. (PROSE: Night of the Humans)
He also returned to the biggest library in the universe and defeated an army of book monsters, (COMIC: Booked Up) battled alien joyriders in 1959, (COMIC: Madness on the M1!) saved a group of peaceful bird creatures (COMIC: Bad Vibrations) and met an agent from another dimension and prevented the Earth from being ripped apart in 1885. (COMIC: Track Attack)
At some point, he bought a street in New York in Amy's name to get the best burgers in all of history for free. He even suggested a new burger, which he called "The Doctor Burger". (PROSE: The Forgotten Army) Oddly, he suggested bacon be a part of it, despite claiming it could poison him. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)
The Doctor next took Amy to New York for the best burgers in all of history, even buying the street they were sold on to get them for free. However, his attention was drawn to a recently thawed mammoth causing havoc; it was later revealed to be a spaceship piloted by the seven centimetre tall Vykoids. They captured the Doctor, planning to use him and kidnapped humans as enslaved miners. After being rescued by Amy, the Doctor reversed their teleporter and sent the Vykoids back to their home planet. (PROSE: The Forgotten Army)
Reunited with River Song
Discovering a Home Box containing future friend River Song's calling card in a 171st century museum, the Doctor re-encountered a younger version of River, and was led into a hunt with her and the Church for a Weeping Angel in the 51st century. Neither of them realised that they were surrounded by an entire army of Angels, who had been waiting for them in a mortarium, or "Maze of the Dead", on Alfava Metraxis. As the Angels were gradually being revived by the leaking radiation from the crashed ship's engine, the Doctor shot a light bearing gravity globe and led his allies into the remains of the Byzantium. (TV: The Time of Angels)
Inside, they discovered a growing crack in time similar to the one in Leadworth. The Doctor began to realise that it had been erasing certain events from history, including the War in the Medusa Cascade. A scan showed it had been caused by a very large explosion cracking all of time and space, which occurred on 26 June 2010. Needing a complicated space-time event that could shut the crack, the Doctor knew it would take him or the entire army of Angels, so he waited for them to drain the Byzantium's power until the artificial gravity shut off and they fell into it. During this adventure, the Doctor was advised by Father Octavian not to trust River Song, and he learned that she had been serving a prison sentence for murdering a "hero to many". The "hero" in question, remained a mystery for him to solve in the future, as did the identity of River herself. (TV: Flesh and Stone)
A TARDIS trio
After learning Amy was getting married and fighting off her sexual advances, (TV: Flesh and Stone) the Doctor collected her fiancé, Rory Williams, gatecrashing his stag night by jumping out of a fake cake meant for a stripper. He took them to Venice in 1580 as a wedding present, but found "vampires" there, led by Rosanna Calvierri. Investigating, he discovered they were actually aliens that came from the planet Saturnyne and fled through a crack in time to escape "the silence"; they were converting human girls into Saturnynian hybrids through blood transfusions to make them compatible for breeding with Rosanna's sons. Furthermore, the Doctor also learned that Rosanna intended to sink Venice in order to re-create Saturnyne. After the girls were killed in an explosion and the Doctor sabotaged Rosanna's weather control devices, the Doctor was grudgingly unable to prevent Rosanna from committing suicide by feeding herself to her sons. Soon after, Rory decided to join the Doctor and Amy permanently aboard the TARDIS instead of returning to Leadworth.
While leaving Venice, the Doctor became concerned when the busy market he parked the TARDIS at suddenly became empty; nothing was to be heard except silence, another event seemingly connected to the cracks in time. (TV: The Vampires of Venice)
The Doctor encountered a ship with Glamour technology he had previously met long ago in a previous incarnation. He found that Oliver Marks had been chosen as host for its properties and created a false reality that he was wed to his love, Daisy. The Doctor encountered the Weave once again and helped repair their ship. (PROSE: The Glamour Chase)
The Doctor next came across a fake town with undercover robot assassins for residents; a bomb was to destroy them. As this would've killed them along with the robots, the Doctor used the TARDIS to take the bomb backwards in time to disperse its force. He eventually entered the military base the robots came from and warned them of an incident the robots would cause, preventing the scientist that created them from being killed. With this done, the Doctor rescued his companions from the robots and allowed the bomb, now with a great amount of its force gone, to explode. (PROSE: Nuclear Time)
On a trip to Geath, the Doctor found that the society of the city had changed from politics to royalty. It was caused by a dragon made of enamour, a mineral that made people love having it in their possession to the point of kleptomania. Both a herald and a regulator claimed the device belonged to them and not the false king. The Doctor learned the regulator and her people were once slaves to the herald's now deceased masters because of the enamour. He allowed it to be taken along with the herald, allowing Geath to return to normal; however, they formed an alliance with the regulator to prevent future repeats. (PROSE: The King's Dragon)
Inside the TARDIS, the Doctor, Amy and Rory came under the influence of psychic pollen and appeared between two dreams, one in 2015 Leadworth after Amy and Rory had returned to home life, and another with Amy and Rory travelling in the TARDIS hurtling towards a cold star. Both dreams appeared real, and a being called the Dream Lord ordered them to choose which world was real, either to freeze towards the cold star, or be killed by Eknodine in Leadworth.
As the Dream Lord taunted him, the Doctor realised he was a manifestation of his own self-hatred and had no power over the "awake" world, meaning both worlds were fake. He killed himself, Amy and Rory in both dreams to wake them. He revealed to them that psychic pollen created the Dream Lord from the abundant darkness in his mind; he blew the pollen into space to prevent repeats. While preparing to set a course, the Doctor saw the Dream Lord in place of his reflection for a moment, meaning he was still deep within his psyche, waiting for Round 2. (TV: Amy's Choice)
Trying to take Amy and Rory to Brazil, the Doctor accidentally took them to Cwmtaff in Wales and found a drilling operation had disturbed a Silurian city and its inhabitants were retaliating. Capturing a Silurian, the Doctor tried to strike a treaty between humans and the Silurians. However, mistrusting elements on both sides led to hostilities. (TV: The Hungry Earth)
The Doctor had the Silurian leader Eldane put the Silurians to sleep for a thousand years while humanity prepared for them. On the way out of the Silurian habitat, the Doctor found another crack and fished a piece of shrapnel from its explosion. Rory took a blast from a dying Silurian meant for the Doctor. The Doctor left Rory's body behind as it became absorbed by the crack, dragging a distraught Amy into the TARDIS and ignoring her plea to save Rory as he know it was now impossible. He tried to help Amy remember Rory when he was erased from history, but failed. Alone, the Doctor examined the piece of shrapnel. He was horrified to discover it was part of the TARDIS' outer shell. (TV: Cold Blood)
Come along, Pond
Guilt-ridden about Rory's erasure from history, the Doctor took Amy to nice places. However, during a trip to a Vincent van Gogh exhibit in the 21st century, the Doctor was led to travel back in time to the artist himself to protect him from a Krafayis, a beast only Vincent could see. Their battle with the beast ended in the creature's death, something neither Vincent nor the Doctor had wished to happen. The Doctor took Vincent to his own exhibit in the future, where the painter was able to see just how much people would care about his work; he even had the exhibit's curator, Dr Black, give his opinion on Vincent, something that moved the painter to tears of joy.
After returning Vincent home, Amy was convinced that he would live longer now. However, the Doctor took her back to the museum to show her that life was "a pile of good things and bad things"; while good things don't always soften the bad things, the bad things don't always spoil the good things. They discovered Vincent dedicated a sunflower painting to Amy. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor)
In 2010 London, the Doctor and Amy investigated a massive surge of data within a new brand of jackets and the Wi-Fi. The Doctor overrode the network and gave the British population a new fashion icon to follow - him. (COMIC: Fashion Victims)
On the Nebulon Colony in 3515, the Doctor discovered the colony had been frozen in time for 100 years by a giant creature. However, he redeemed the giant creature and assisted in freeing the population from their "100 year sleep". (COMIC: The Collector)
On board a spaceship, the Doctor and Amy helped the last surviving crewmember called Cormac to stop the shapeshifting Charonid, who took control of both Amy and Cormac, until the Doctor trapped it in a force-field. (COMIC: About Face)
When Amy was mistaken for a criminal shapeshifter called "Egron the Flesh-Eater", the Doctor tried to clear her name by tracking down Egron. However, he discovered Egron had disguised himself as the TARDIS. He stopped Egron from taking Amy hostage and had him imprisoned. (COMIC: Mistaken Identity)
When the TARDIS fell through a wormhole, the Doctor and Amy met Brox, a 100 year old space traveller who had been travelling on the outer rim of the universe, failing in his mission to find alien life. The Doctor steered Brox' ship into the universe and fulfilled his wish to visit other planets. (COMIC: Nowhere Man)
Soon after, the Doctor reunited with the Ratlings, a peaceful species he met in his tenth incarnation. He discovered the Ratlings became corrupt and they had set up a con against the Doctor's old enemy, the Sidewinder Syndicate. After being framed by his old friends for robbery and fraud, the Doctor put a stop to the Ratlings' scam. (COMIC: Money Troubles)
Attempting to take Amy to Basingstroke, the Doctor ended up arriving on the planet when it was under a different name; it also held the Van Diemens prison facility where the inmates were used as test subjects for colonising other planets. The Doctor discovered people were being mutated into hybrids of insects, plants and other animals by a gene splicer left behind by aliens that made the planet habitable.
He undid the mistakes of the machine, returning everyone to normal. He then suggested the staff lie to their superiors and say a lethal virus was on the loose to keep the inmates from being used in further experiments, also renaming the planet Basingstroke in the process. During this time, Amy was affected by the gene splicer and mutated into a butterfly-woman. Unfortunately for the Doctor, she was naked after he reversed the mutations. (COMIC: Supernature)
He and Amy next visited a planet under attack from the Shasarks. The population and the invaders were also under a musical spell that made them burst into song, which the two soon fell under. The Doctor learnt this was the work of the Muse, an android goddess who had the power to make people break into a musical routine against their will. He repaired her damaged circuits and stopped the Shasarks from using her powers in a galactic war, fighting off their invading plans in the process. (COMIC: Planet Bollywood)
After receiving a call from his former companion Martha Jones, the Doctor went on a mission to Japan and joined forces with UNIT to investigate a mysterious new drink called Goruda, which increased the intelligence of the child who drank it. Much to his surprise, he discovered that Axos had escaped the time loop where it was trapped by the Doctor's third and sixth incarnation; it placed undetectable particles of itself in the drink that transformed the children in faux Axos, blackmailing the populace into letting them begin feasting on Earth's energy. However, the Doctor managed to turn the tables by having everyone turn on their electronics, draining Axos' energy and destroying it in the process. (COMIC: The Golden Ones)
He and Amy also wrote a book called The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop, with the characters being based on the Doctor's friends and enemies and the plot on his travels. Visiting the Eagle and Child pub with Amy, he gave this book to C. S. Lewis. (COMIC: The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop)
The Doctor and Amy spent a long period of time having adventures together. (HOMEVID: Bad Night) At least one of these was the incident when the Doctor and Amy encountered a king who had a robot duplicate of himself. While initially thinking that the robot had lost its head, it turned out the be the actual king; the Doctor somehow managed to reattach his head while keeping him alive. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
The Doctor accidentally landed the TARDIS right in the middle of the track at the 2012 Olympics, where he prevented a Weeping Angel from stealing the torch and ruining the games. The grateful torch runner gave the Doctor his own gold medal as thanks. (TV: Good as Gold)
On a trip to 1963 to watch a Beatles concert, the Doctor was shocked to find the Earth in ruins; Daleks had exterminated humanity, creating a paradox that would erase Amy. The Doctor went to Skaro to discover the Daleks accomplished this by salvaging the Eye of Time, which had been lost since the Time War, and were using it to rewrite time. Using the Eye to jump back in time before the Daleks attacked Earth, the Doctor constructed a vision disruptor to blind them and overloaded the magnetic field generator, causing the Daleks to lose the Eye and to have never used it to alter history. He and Amy resumed their trip to see a Beatles concert. (GAME: City of the Daleks)
Following a distress beacon, the Doctor and Amy arrived in 2010 at the GSO Arctic Drilling Station. They discovered the crew had accidentally excavated Cybermats belonging to Cybermen whose ship was buried beneath millenia of ice; the Cybermats infected the crew with a nano-virus that turned them into Cyberslaves needed to excavate the Cyber-ship. The Doctor was forced to awaken the Cybermen in stasis by the Cyberslave, Elizabeth Meadows; she was threatening to convert Amy. Once awoken, the Cybermen destroyed Meadows. However, the Doctor quickly rescued Amy, and used the Cybermen's nano-virus to put them back to sleep. Their ship promptly exploded, destroying the virus and returning the remaining infected GSO crew members to normal. (GAME: Blood of the Cybermen)
The Doctor and Amy visited Smyslov 3 for the first time and learnt their future selves had just visited and caused a lot of damage. Tanik threatened to imprison them for their actions, but the TARDIS had already taken off before he could disable the ship. (PROSE: Wish You Were Here)
The Doctor was launched through the TARDIS doors and out into space. While trying to rescue the Doctor from being trapped in a space-time riptide, Amy accidentally released the Entity from its container in the TARDIS. After the Doctor managed to get back inside the TARDIS, the Entity created a lesion in time to send Amy a thousand years into the future and began feeding on her timeline. The Doctor built a tachyon feedback loop which he sent to Amy to bring her and the Entity back to the Doctor. He captured the Entity and sent it into the riptide, where it could freely gorge on the four-dimensional Chronomites without harming them. However, to punish it, the Doctor forgot to mention the Chronomites were itchy. (GAME: TARDIS)
The Doctor continued to their intended vacation spot, Poseidon 8. He found it under attack by a Zaralok, occupied by the Vashta Nerada and its people under a "sickness". He returned power to the undersea farming facility, treated the vortron radiation poisoning of its crew and used a triangulation device to trace the appearance of the Zaralok and the Vashta Nerada to a World War II era warship, the USS Eldridge. This vessel had been brought through a dimensional vortex caused by a malfunctioning cloaking device. The Doctor and Amy deactivated the device, returning the Zaralok and Vashta Nerada to their proper timelines, and ended the radiation. Though invited to a feast of "sea pumpkins" as thanks, the Doctor and Amy promptly left. (GAME: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada)
The Doctor next took Amy to the Wembly Space Stadium in 2050 and foiled the schemes of the Chronos Corporation, a company which had kidnapped aliens and footballers throughout history. (COMIC: Foul Play)
Taking Amy to Babylon in 905 BC, the Doctor befriended an astromoner called Ulrik and discovered a new constellation in the sky was in fact an alien computer called the Gryphon who was gathering infomation about Earth before sending soldiers to attack the planet. (COMIC: In the Stars)
The Doctor followed a distress signal to a family spaceship where a Dalek scientist was attempting to steal the technology. When the engine overloaded, the whole Jones family were scattered into space and time, and the Doctor and Amy travelled to many different locations, such as an ancient Incan temple facing many different monsters like Cybermen and Silurians, on their quest to find and help the family. (GAME: The Mazes of Time)
The Doctor intended to take Amy to the paradise world of Pomarius, but the TARDIS was caught in a spider's web. After being saved by a Pomarius farmer called Heldan, the Doctor stopped cyborg spiders from seizing control of Pomarius. (COMIC: The Steel Web)
The Doctor later took Amy to Smilonda, the top holiday destination of the 423rd century and stopped a disgruntled holidaymaker called Grone from causing chaos amogst the holidaymaker. (COMIC: Wave Machine)
When the TARDIS materialised in Colchester, the Doctor was thrown out as it dematerialised, with Amy trapped inside. Finding a clue from Amy's future self, the Doctor became the flatmate of Craig Owens, distrupting his normal life but changing it for the better. He discovered the flat upstairs was actually a makeshift timeship, with its computer trying to find a suitable pilot to allow it to leave; all humans it tried died, causing temporary time loops threatening to strand the TARDIS in the vortex forever. When the Doctor was found to be "the correct pilot", he convinced Craig to declare his love for his close friend Sophie, and the three shut down the machine, saving Earth.
Having saved Earth and matchmade Craig and Sophie, the Doctor received spare keys to the flat as Craig's way of saying "thanks"; the Doctor had shared his memories with Craig to explain things, so he knew he wouldn't come back to visit. Preparing to leave Amy's note for his past self, the Doctor became busy, altering a will that would make Craig's previous flatmate move out due to a large inheritance, not noticing Amy found her engagement ring from Rory while searching his coat for a pen. (TV: The Lodger)
Visiting Usunru in Galaxy 57, the Doctor and Amy were taken prisoner by the Kreech. Seeking freedom, the Kreech brainleader, Ragnorr, a lonely god who possessed similar traits to the Doctor, made the Doctor a reluctant king to the Kreech. The Doctor managed to trick Ragnorr into continuing his powerful reign on Unsunru. (COMIC: The Cleverest King)
The Doctor, still haunted of what happened to Rory, spent three weeks taking Amy wherever she wanted. They returned to 1940s Earth and defeated the Mirrorite, an underwater creature. (COMIC: Seeing Things) They visited Arcadia, Space Florida, Texas, the market planet of Feltzmodo 12, the Moon in 2039 and the Trojan Gardens. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor, The Big Bang) They became school inspectors and defeated a monster made out of pencil (COMIC: Pencil Pusher), assisted an alien called Elpha to shut down a zoo and a prison on a wealthy planet (COMIC: Cell Shock), became embroiled into the Battle of Trafalgar, and saved the children population of Earth on Christmas Day in Victorian London. (COMIC: Red Christmas)
Restarting the universeWhile visiting Planet One, the Doctor found a message from River Song, that led Amy and him to 102 AD England. River told him Vincent van Gogh had painted a premonition of the TARDIS exploding, titling it The Pandorica Opens. Haunted by Prisoner Zero's prophecy about silence falling, the Doctor was led to Stonehenge, where an alliance of alien species that he had defeated in the past imprisoned him in the Pandorica, the ultimate prison built to contain the most feared thing in creation. This was to prevent the cracks in time from occurring as the Doctor was the only one they knew able to pilot the TARDIS. When the Doctor was sealed away, the TARDIS exploded anyway with River inside; everything but the Earth vanished. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)
The Doctor was immediately released by an Auton copy of Rory, who had survived his death and erasure from history, on orders from the Doctor's future self. After placing a dead Amy inside the Pandorica, he used River's vortex manipulator to travel to an alternate version of Earth in 1996. In a museum where the Pandorica was now stored, he resurrected Amy using the DNA of her seven-year-old self and they reunited with Rory, who had lived 2,000 years since their last encounter. The Doctor managed to save River from his exploding TARDIS, but was unable to stop the explosion itself.
After a confrontation with an echo of a Dalek, he was shot, and after using the Vortex manipulator to separate himself from his three friends, he wired himself into the Pandorica to restart the universe with its restoration field powered by the exploding TARDIS, which would erase him from the universe. He piloted the Pandorica into the explosion and found himself a week in his past; his time stream was unravelling. Before skipping the rest of his "rewind" to oblivion, he left a psychic imprint in Amy's mind to allow her to remember him back into existence.
On Amy's wedding day, the Doctor was returned to the restored universe and attended her wedding reception, where he met her parents. After the party, he, once again, attempted to discover who River Song was, but was left with another prophecy about his future. Returning to his restored TARDIS, he received a call for help concerning an ancient Egyptian goddess loose on the space Orient Express and took off for a new adventure with the newlyweds. However, he was left to wonder who the "Silence" were. (TV: The Big Bang)
With his mind concerned on other matters, the Doctor left Amy and Rory to themselves on their wedding night. Unfortunately, he did not realise that the married couple would commensurate their marriage that night aboard his TARDIS. This caused Amy to become pregnant with a child who would have both human and Time Lord characteristics, with regenerative abilities included. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)
Amy and Rory's honeymoon
The Doctor left Amy and Rory on a honeymoon planet — namely, a planet on a honeymoon with an asteroid — shortly before his TARDIS was taken by a rogue branch of the Claw Shansheeth. They trapped him in the wasteland of the Crimson Heart. The Shansheeth arrived on Earth in 2010 and joined forces with corrupt UNIT colonel Tia Karim to fake the Doctor's death. They faked a funeral to lure in his old companions from his UNIT days. They planned to drain the memories of his old friends, Sarah Jane Smith and Jo Grant, to create a new TARDIS key using a memory weave in their plot to use the TARDIS to prevent death on a universal scale. The Doctor travelled to Earth by engineering a transfer using residual artron energy Clyde Langer had absorbed from the TARDIS in their last encounter. After he and his two former companions became trapped in the Crimson Heart, the Doctor took the chance to explain to Jo that he once tried to keep his promise to see her again, but the TARDIS couldn't find her because of how frequently she moved around the world.
He stabilised the transfer device with help from Sarah Jane and Jo, but they were captured by the Shansheeth while he was rescuing Clyde, Rani Chandra, and Jo's grandson Santiago Jones. As the Shansheeth used the weave on them, the Doctor encouraged them to think of everything they encountered during their travels with him along with the lives they'd been living after him. The weave overloaded and blew up, killing the Shansheeth and Karim while Sarah and Jo were saved by the empty lead lined coffin. After saying another goodbye to Sarah Jane, and Jo, the Doctor set off for new adventures. (TV: Death of the Doctor)
While Amy and Rory were still on the planet on a honeymoon, one night, the night after Halloween, the Doctor tracked the energy signature of an alien inside a warehouse had started using fear to feed the dead body he possessed alongside his crashed spaceship. He found Louie Rollins and tried escaping with him. A crystal skull tried firing at Louie, but Louie instinctively held up a piece of machinery. The machine exploded, and started a fire. The Doctor and Louie escaped, seemingly seeing the alien and the warehouse destroyed, when he had actually faked his death with a perception filter, as an "elaborate ruse" for his later preparations.
That Bonfire Night, the Doctor took Louie and his cousin, Millie Peterson to the burning of effigies of Guy Fawkes. The Guy Fawkes began to be animated, scaring the crowd, and others like it across the United Kingdom. The Doctor, Louie and Millie rushed to the TARDIS and landed back at the warehouse. Louie and Millie refused to stay in the safety of the TARDIS, Milly saying that he would need their help.
Inside the warehouse, the alien appeared, his body fully regenerated and his spaceship ready to take off from the fear they had consumed. The Doctor palmed a device from the TARDIS to Louie, gesturing towards the alien's equipment. The Doctor gave the alien a choice, pointing out the alien's fusion engines would destroy everything in a twenty-mile radius if he activated them. After the alien shot energy at the Doctor, in the confusion, Louie placed the device in the alien's equipment. The device broke the link with the Guy Fawkes and reversed the fear-consuming's effects, draining energy from the alien. The alien withered to dust. The Doctor then deactivated the ship's controls. (PROSE: The Night After Hallowe'en)
While he picked up a new fez, he accidentally opened a time portal to 18 September 1945, which transported Albert Einstein on board the TARDIS. After being exposed to an unknown substance, he turned into an Ood who tried to kill the Doctor. However, the Doctor quickly turned it back into Einstein, closed the time portal, and deposited Einstein back in his native time. As they parted, he told his friend that his post-accident frizzy hair was a good look for him and he should keep it because it felt "more sciency". (TV: Death Is the Only Answer) Soon after, he attended a party at Frank Sinatra's hunting lodge with both his friends, Albert Einstein and Santa Claus (or "Jeff" as he came to know him). (TV: A Christmas Carol)
Recieving a distress signal from Amy, the Doctor discovered the starliner they were honeymooning on was trapped in a cloud belt that prevented the TARDIS from landing aboard. Seeking help from the man who could unlock the cloud belt, the miserable Kazran Sardick, the Doctor was refused. Inspired by Charles Dickens' tale, A Christmas Carol, the Doctor used time travel to make Kazran's otherwise unhappy life better by befriending him as a child, taking him on trips in the TARDIS every Christmas Eve and letting him fall in love with Abigail Pettigrew, who also joined them on their adventures. However, Abigail revealed that she was dying and would only live one more day outside her ice box; a broken-hearted Kazran still ended up the cruel old man the Doctor tried to change. However, he managed to succeed by showing child Kazran the mirror image of his father that he would become; the elder Kazran was forced to let Abigail out as her singing would open the cloud belt.
With Kazran now a better person, the Doctor collected Amy and Rory and continued to take them to romantic destinations for their honeymoon. Much to his own embarrassment, the Doctor accidently married Marilyn Monroe during one of his Christmas trips with Kazran and Abigail; however, he did not count it as valid due to not using a real chapel. (TV: A Christmas Carol)
During his travels with Amy and Rory, taking them to honeymoon locations, the Doctor encountered the Squall, whom he prevented from sucking the memories out of the populace of 1910 London, and sent them back to their home dimension. (PROSE: Paradox Lost)
Adventures with Alice
The Doctor ended up in London during 2014 where he had followed a Kharitite that he suspected of falling through a dimensional rift. As he chased it down the street he enlisted the help of Alice Obiefune. Just as he was gaining on the creature he caught a glimpse of a Time Lord in a doorframe and ran into a light pole which gave him a bloody nose. After accepting tissue from Alice, the Doctor got into his TARDIS and left.
He later found Alice again by landing the TARDIS in her flat, making her tea, and listening to the problems that had recently occurred in her life. Afterward he handed her a TARDIS key and asked if she would once again help him to catch the Kharitite. The Doctor noted Alice's cleverness in the fact that the first thing she noticed about the inside of the TARDIS was that it was upside down instead of being bigger on the inside. When she became overwhelmed with emotion, he offered to take her to the TARDIS swimming pool where they talked about the Doctor's friends and the Kharitite. Alice accidentally gave the Doctor an idea of how to stoop the Kharitite by asking who would tag a dog which made the Doctor realize the Kharitie was a pet. He dropped Alice off at the House of Commons and used the TARDIS to trace the Kharitite's signal back home. He picked up the creature's owner and returned just in time to stop UNIT from destroying Alice and the Kharitite. He then offered to take Alice anywhere she wanted to go. (COMIC: After Life)
T-Rex, time traps and Angels
When Amy was infected by the Chronic Spasm Virus, the virus caused her to jump randomly through time and space with a Vortex Predator Bulge. Tracking her, the Doctor and Rory travelled to 1917 France, ancient Rome, the court of Queen Elizabeth I and prehistorical Earth. However, on every trip, they failed to catch her. When Rory was taken, the Doctor raced them to medieval England and used the TARDIS to draw the energy from the Bulge and cured his companions. After this, the Doctor paid a visit to his old friend, King Arthur Pendragon. (COMIC: Random History)
On another adventure, the Doctor, Amy and Rory were being hunted down by a damaged robot, but managed to defeat it by bombarding it with trivia. (COMIC: Quite Interesting) They also went undercover at a hospital in Leeds in 2011 to entrap an alien earworm called the Harmonelid. However, they allowed it to inhabit the ears of Mr Richards, a deaf elderly patient. (COMIC: Earworm)
The Doctor allowed a sentient robotic T-Rex calling itself Kevin to join him, Amy and Rory during their travels after it helped stop the Sontarans. The Doctor was asked by Kevin to help him find a better purpose in life other than being a mechanical T-Rex attraction at the museum. (COMIC: When Worlds Collide) The Doctor had many unsuccessful trips with Kevin, often hindered by his size and appearance, which caused trouble quite frequently. However, those intimidated allowed the Doctor to avoid the "running away" option a lot. (Between COMIC: When Worlds Collide - Space Squid) Constructing a battlesuit to help Kevin fight, the Doctor left him behind to be the new chief of security on a space station, fulfilling his promise to help Kevin find a better life. (COMIC: Space Squid)
The Doctor and the Ponds later took a trip to the picnic planet of Floriosophon Fidestra, where they followed a distress signal, only to discover that it was a trap set by an alien creature. (COMIC: If You Go Down to the Woods Today)
The Doctor and his companions next joined four teenage aliens on a camping trip to the third moon of Callicial, where they encountered the ghosts of TV characters, including footballers, singers, knights and dancers. (COMIC: Ghost World)
The Doctor met Cleopatra in 39 BC and saved her from a Gold Assassin from the Court of Xones. After this, the Doctor treated Cleopatra to a trip in the TARDIS, taking her and the Ponds to the planet Voga. (COMIC: Golden Slumbers)
During some repair work on the TARDIS, the Doctor was annoyed by an argument between Rory and Amy that made Rory mess up on his part of the repairs. The Doctor found that the mistake had caused the TARDIS to materialise within itself, effectively trapping them inside forever. (TV: Space) A second version of Amy arrived and explained the outer shell had drifted into the near future. The Doctor used the time drift to tell himself how to undo the space loop. He then made sure it wouldn't happen again. (TV: Time)
The Doctor, Amy and Rory next visited San Francisco in 1985 and encountered the Heyvaalay, a intelligent rainbow lifeform from another dimension. The Doctor trapped it in a solar panel and returned it to its own dimension. (COMIC: Chasing Rainbows)
The Doctor took his friends to Hoolak's Pier on Arriman B, where he encountered a creature called "Ellis the Illusionist" and stopped his plot to hold the pier to ransom for 1 million credits, instead getting him his old job back on the pier. (COMIC: Pier Head From Space)
Whilst visiting the planet Senecca B, the Doctor lost Amy and Rory when they were kidnapped by Venghu, king of the swamps. Locating his friends and Venghu's prisoners, the Doctor fired a beam at Venghu that sucked all the rage that had built up inside him, giving him a second chance in life. (COMIC: The Rage)
The Doctor prevented an infant Drexxon from freeing two adult Drexxon from imprisonment, which would have cause untold destruction. He defeated them by leading an orchestra in playing a Venusian lullaby, something he hadn't done since his third incarnation, and resealing them. (PROSE: Death Riders)
After saving Parallife from the System Wipe virus, (PROSE: System Wipe) the Doctor prevented six Weeping Angels from tricking Mark Whitaker into saving his wife from a car accident in the past, preventing a temporal paradox they could feed on. (PROSE: Touched by an Angel) He then used a Time Lord trick by stopping both his hearts, which confused a computer in Terminal 4000. (PROSE: Terminal of Despair)
He and the Ponds later landed in the 1800s where he encountered the Narduni, an alien race that abducted people and animals from Earth, hoping to gene-splice them into perfect soldiers for their war. The Doctor undid their horrifying experiments and returned all the victims to their proper places, freeing the animals from their cages when they were about to be taken to private collections. (AUDIO: The Eye of the Jungle)
The Doctor, Amy and Rory next visited the desert of Bruvokdaveer, where they joined forces with the bravest warriors in the galaxy to defeat a Natrium Worm, a powerful creature that thrived on pure salt. (COMIC: The Salt Solution)
In 19th century California, the Doctor discovered a stranded Skaratid creature was hunting humans and gold. The Doctor tricked the Skaratid into eating dynamite, which caused it to explode. (COMIC: Mine, All Mine!)
The Doctor dropped Amy and Rory off at Spaceport One, a leisure and shopping complex on the outskirts of Dorfnan City so that he could perform repair work on the TARDIS. When they returned hours later, he was unaware that they had defeated an invasion force that wanted to seize the complex. (PROSE: Rory's Adventure/Amy's Escapade)
First encounter with the Silence
The Doctor had arranged to either have a knitting or biplane lesson in 1911, but didn't make it when he got an anonymous invitation leading him to an American diner in 2011. There, he reunited with Amy, Rory and River Song. He didn't know that they had just witnessed the death of his current incarnation, some two hundred years older, but he knew they were hiding something. He reluctantly agreed to find the fourth guest, Canton Delaware, in 1969. They arrived in the Oval Office in Washington DC where US President Richard Nixon was consulting Canton about a mysterious call. Taking Canton with him in the TARDIS, the Doctor traced it to Florida, where the caller, a little girl, was kept in a biomechanical "spacesuit". There, he finally encountered the Silence, who were occupying Earth because the human race was unable to memorise the species of Silents. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)
For the next three months, the Doctor played the part of a perfectly-secured prisoner in Area 51 to give the Silence a false sense of security as part of a greater plan to uncover their plot. His plan included Canton and the FBI mercilessly hunting down Amy, Rory and River in a nationwide search. He sent River and the Ponds on their own nationwide search to find information about the Silence. He gave them cryotosis podlets for when Canton would pretend to kill them.
Once his companions had been rounded up, the Doctor decided to search for the little girl, sending his four friends off on separate leads, which led to Amy's kidnapping. However, he managed to capture a wounded Silent and trick it into saying, "You should kill us all on sight". He recorded this and spliced it into footage of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, planting a post-hypnotic order in the minds of every human who would ever watch it. With this in place, he rescued Amy, returned Canton to the White House, and returned River to Stormcage prison. Much to his shock (and pleasure), she kissed him. After this, he resumed his travels with the Ponds. However, he was left to ponder who the little girl was. (TV: Day of the Moon)
New adventures with Amy and Rory
In Hawaii, the Doctor discovered Professor Saurian, a reptilian scientist whose planet was facing an Ice Age, intended to make Earth his new home by unleashing Tyrannosaurus rexes across the world and triggering every volcano on Earth to erupt. The Doctor defeated his plans and saved Earth, but Saurian escaped. (COMIC: Extinction Event)
Receiving too many bad comments about his iconic bow tie, the Doctor designed a new bow tie with a perception filter that made people think bow ties were cool. However, it functioned too well for its own good. When he tested it on an alien world, the masses found the bow tie irresistible and got worked into a lather. The Doctor found himself in the midst of countless aliens trying to steal it for themselves and unable to find the off switch that would turn the filter off, while his companions tried to pull him away from the riotous crowd. He, Amy and Rory were chased for by a lynch mob. The bow tie was shredded apart in the fight to seize it, thus breaking its power over the alien mob. The Doctor sheepishly helped to clean up the mess caused by the hysteria and realised that bow ties could be dangerous because of how cool they were. (COMIC: The Very Cool Bow Tie!)
Receiving a distress signal, the Doctor arrived on a pirate ship, the Fancy, in the 17th century. Met with mistrust as Captain Henry Avery didn't believe the TARDIS was a "ship", the Doctor was nearly forced to walk the plank until the arrival of the Siren that was terrorising the crew. Trying to get everyone off the Fancy whilst also trying to gain Avery's trust, the Doctor watched as the Siren took members of the crew and even the TARDIS. After the crew, Rory and Avery's son had been taken by the Siren, the Doctor, Amy and Avery discovered she was a virtual physician from an invisible and intangible spaceship occupying the same space as the Fancy, which was where all those she took ended up, as well as the TARDIS; the signal came from this ship. As the Siren compulsively sought out the injured, the pirates took over the ship and left Earth to prevent her from reaching shore. (TV: The Curse of the Black Spot)
Investigating a spate of explosions in 1885 London, the Doctor and the Ponds discovered alien bank robbers posing as old women. When Rory was held at gunpoint, the Doctor persuaded one of the robbers to retire from his criminal activites. His partners soon followed in his footsteps. (COMIC: Reality Cheque)
In the city of Metrolos in the 41st century, the Doctor and the Ponds narrowly escaped a collision between many taxis and discovered Devela, a rogue, was trying to claim insurance money by causing havoc in the safest driving city in the galaxy. Stopping his plan, the Doctor had him arrested. (COMIC: Road Rage)
The Doctor, Amy and Rory next flew equine creatures called Halohawks across the beautiful world of Kandalath, and they later helped Jando, the Halohawks keeper, to entrap a gang of poachers. (COMIC: Danger Flight)
Answering a summoning from the White House, the Doctor found dinosaurs rampaging in New York. Separated from the Ponds, the Doctor re-encountered Professor Saurian at Times Square. He discovered Saurian had created a rollback machine, with the intention to send Earth back to the time of the Jurassic era. The Doctor sent the dinosaurs back in time, but was too late to stop Saurian from escaping. (COMIC: Dinosaurs in New York)
Planning to go to Blackpool, the Doctor, Amy and Rory instead found themselves in a castle prison on Argone, where they discovered the dead body of Professor Piritus Eglon. They discovered Eglon had created experimental creatures called the Screamers, whom rampaged through the castle. The Doctor reversed the frequency of their scream, knocking them out. Afterwards, the Doctor had the castle, and the Screamers, sealed off forever. (COMIC: Screamers!)
The Doctor followed a hypercube distress signal from his old Time Lord friend, the Corsair, to a sentient planetoid called House in a bubble universe in the desperate hope that he was not the last Time Lord in existence after all. However, it was a trap; House hijacked the TARDIS, with Amy and Rory trapped inside, and left for the main universe while placing the TARDIS matrix in a women called Idris. The Doctor was delighted to work with his "talking" TARDIS. They built a console from the remnants of other TARDISes and piloted it into his TARDIS. When Idris died, the matrix was released back into the TARDIS, where it drove out House. Idris's death devastated the Doctor due to the TARDIS being his one constant companion for 700 years. However, he knew that, even though he couldn't interact with his faithful ship again, she would always be there for him. During this adventure, the Doctor learned that when he had stolen his TARDIS from Gallifrey, it had wanted to leave Gallifrey as much as he did. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
On the planet Ockora, the Doctor and his friends took a cruise ship. However, they soon discovered the cruise was a hunting expedition. The cruise came under attack and the Doctor was thrown overboard. Underwater, he met Arix and a huge sea creature whom the expedition was targeting. Enraged by the torment the creature had suffered, the Doctor stopped Arix' revenge plot and helped him to get justice against the expedition. (COMIC: Peril on the Sea)
After finding Leadworth overrun by dinosaurs, the Doctor travelled two hundred million years into the past to the Jurassic age, and as he suspected, he found Professor Saurian waiting for him. He discovered Saurian had built an asteroid shield so that the dinosaurs never became extinct, thus rewriting Earth's history. The Doctor broke Saurian's control over the dinosaurs, who destroyed the asteroid shield. With history restored, he left Saurian in the Jurassic era with raging dinosaurs, hopeful that he had finally defeated the scientist. (COMIC: Dino World)
Boarding a double-decker bus in 1959, the Doctor discovered the bus was actually a shapeshifter who was luring people onto the bus and consuming them. Saving the passengers, the Doctor transported the shapeshifter to the Elliptical zoo on Vetrama 111. (COMIC: The Upper Deck)
A death plot discovered
By this point, the Doctor realised Amy was a Ganger through his failed attempts to scan her for pregnancy, and that her true self was being held captive somewhere else in time. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) He needed to scan the Flesh in its early stages in order to learn how to stop the signal to her. (TV: The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People)
When the TARDIS was struck by a solar tsunami, it crash-landed at an acid-mining factory in the 22nd century. Miranda Cleaves, the factory's boss, showed them a substance called "the Flesh", which created clones (known as gangers) of the workers for hazardous duty. Another storm allowed the gangers to function on their own. The Doctor saw no diffence betwen gangers and humans, brokering peace between them and the humans. However, Cleaves ruined all his hard work by killing Buzzer's ganger. With them now distrusting of him, the Doctor was forced to take refuge in the ganger-creation room with everyone. Inside, he was shocked to encounter a ganger of himself. At the same time, acid was sinking the TARDIS into the ground. (TV: The Rebel Flesh)
Both Doctors got along with each other, acting like twins by finishing their sentences and thoughts. To see if Amy could tell the difference, he and his ganger switched shoes, the only way to distinguish them; the original Doctor had replaced his due to acid burning them off. The Doctor's plan nearly backfired when the workers treated him poorly. It also had a terrible consequence: Amy confided to him directly that she had witnessed him die, thinking he wasn't the real Doctor. At the time she revealed the truth, the Doctor no longer had any regenerations left. He knew that a fate of permanent death was a very real possibility and a serious danger constantly looming over him. His worst fears were being realised, which launched him into a fit of terror. For a moment, he lost control and thrust Amy against a wall, panicking in extreme fear and asking her "Why?!" several times, trying to figure out the reasons for his death. However, he saw that he had become unhinged and deeply frightened Amy. The Doctor also remembered he was posing as his ganger and buried his reasons for yelling "why" under the pretext that it was a lament for the gangers' fates.
After winning the other gangers over, the Doctor tried to evacuate everyone from the soon-to-explode island. However, Jennifer Lucas' ganger tried to kill them. Revealing his charade, the Doctor left his and Cleaves' gangers to destroy themselves and Jennifer with a spare sonic. He also cured Cleaves' blood clot with alien medicine. However, Amy was distressed to she had given the Doctor awareness of his impending death.
Taking Cleaves' and another surviving ganger to a press conference about the incident, the Doctor told them to make sure the Flesh was never abused again. At that moment, Amy went into labor. Taking her back into the TARDIS, the Doctor revealed to her that she was a ganger herself and the whole point of the trip was to stop the signal being broadcasted to her. Promising that he and Rory would find her, the Doctor dissolved Amy's ganger, allowing her to wake up just as she began giving birth. (TV: The Almost People)
Realising Amy had been taken by an army to bring him down, the Doctor spent a month collecting on old debts from many races across time and space. These included Captain Henry Avery, Madame Vastra, her human companion Jenny Flint, Dorium Maldovar and Sontaran nurse Strax, plus Judoon and Silurians, assembling his own army to rescue Amy and her new baby, Melody. He sent Rory into the middle of a Cyber-Legion, which he later destroyed so that they could gather information on Demon's Run. After his masquerading as a headless monk caused chaos amongst the Church and their allies, the Doctor won the battle without bloodshed in under four minutes. However, this was a trap set by Madame Kovarian, who escaped with the real Melody after dissolving the ganger she had left in her place; this was the Doctor's darkest hour. When River arrived, the Doctor finally discovered her identity: she was Melody. Confident that he would find her past self, the Doctor left his remaining allies to be taken home by River while he searched for her infant self, leaving River to tell Amy and Rory the truth. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)
The Doctor was unsuccessful in finding Melody. He refused to take any phone calls from Amy, who tried to periodically check up on the progress of his search. He would instead listen to her message on the TARDIS answering machine. When Amy began to ask about her baby persistently, it deeply bothered the Doctor to listen to her any longer. He shut his eyes and blocked out his guilty thoughts inside a gloomy, unlit TARDIS. (WC: Prequel (Let's Kill Hitler))After spending months searching for Melody, the Doctor discovered a newspaper article on a crop circle in the form of his name, which led him to Amy and Rory. However, he was then forced at gunpoint by their childhood friend Mels to take her to 1938 to kill Adolf Hitler. He accidentally crashed the TARDIS into a humanoid ship called the Teselecta, piloted by the Justice Department, miniaturised time travellers wishing to punish Hitler for his crimes. Mels then revealed herself as Melody when she regenerated into a form the Doctor and his companions recognised as River Song after getting hit by a stray bullet from Hitler's gun when he attacked the Teselecta and proved to be, in her words, a "lousy shot".
Left dying from an unexpected poisoned kiss, the Doctor kept the Teselecta from punishing Melody for his murder. He then learned from its records the Silence wanted him dead to keep "silence" from falling when the "first question" was answered; they were also a religion, not a species. He died after leaving Melody a message for River, but once she learned River was her, Melody used her remaining regenerations to revive him. He then left her in the best hospital in the universe to be treated, with the diary to record their adventures. Though he now knew of his death through a download from the Teselecta, the Doctor didn't tell his companions. For the third time, he resumed his travels with the Ponds, now with the knowledge that his long life could be reaching permanent end. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)
Later travels with Amy and Rory
The Doctor and the Ponds later met the crew of Space Rescue Service Shuttle Alpha Seven on Thosis, the infamous Moon of Lost Hope. The Doctor helped repair a crashed space-freighter. During his repairs, the Doctor learned the space-freighter was on a mission connected to the Koth-Kulaar, whom was condemned to a dimension warp centuries earlier, and also learnt of a mysterious "Agent 99". After ensuring the survivors of the freighter were saved, the Doctor and his companions left, although the Doctor was curious about Agent 99. (COMIC: The Moon of Lost Hope)
Soon after, the Doctor discovered an old enemy, the Shard, a creature of fire, had transported a 1950s ambulance to Antarctica. The Shard intended to take revenge on the Doctor since he destroyed the Shard's homeworld. The Doctor lured the Shard into a decompression tank, gloating at the Shard's failure. (COMIC: Vacuum Packed)
Disturbed from his swimming session in the TARDIS, the Doctor discovered the TARDIS had been invaded by a Chugra, whom he believed to be extinct. Initially planning to deal with Chugra, the Doctor chose not to interfere when he discovered the Chugra warship had trapped in the time vortex by the Shadow Proclamation. (COMIC: Funny Phone Call!)
Soon after, the Doctor turned his attentions back to the mysterious Agent 99, and travelled to Space Service asteroid who were also searching for Agent 99. Whilst there, the Doctor helped two Xragonis, alien artists and poets, to return home. As a reward, the Xragoni's told the Doctor the last known location of Agent 99. (COMIC: The Deadly Mutant)
After learning Agent 99's telepathic signature in the 33rd century, the Doctor went to Lossk, where he obtained Tryptic Thought of Crystals of Lossk to locate 99. It led him and the Ponds to Quiok, the deadliest planet in the galaxy, where the Doctor finally met Agent 99 and learned he was the population's leader. After this, Agent 99 asked the Doctor to return him to Earth. (COMIC: The Secret Star Trail)
The Doctor returned 99 to Earth, only to discover he had been set up on his search for 99 by Inspector Gleave and a secret council who wanted to use Agent 99, whom the Doctor learnt was the last Warp Agent, to conquer the galaxy. With Amy and Rory taken from him, the Doctor was unable to stop the council from using 99's dangerous powers, and was unable to prevent the rise of the Kuth-Kulaar from his exile. (COMIC: Agent 99) As the Kuth-Kulaar began destroying every living thing on Earth, the Doctor freed Amy, Rory and rescued a weakened 99. Agent 99 sacrificed his remaining life energy to send the Kuth-Kulaar into oblivion, killing himself. Devastated by his sacrifice, the Doctor left 99's body drifting through space. (COMIC: Dimension Warp)
Imprisoned in Gibraltar, the Doctor sent Amy and Rory to lead a resistance force against the Vroon battle fleet, who were using 1950s Earth as their battleground with the Noorve. The Doctor discovered Sir Reginald Troupe was manipulating both armies so that he could become King of England and Emperor of the World. The Doctor broke out of prison, tracked down a defeated Reginald and stopped him and the Vroon from destroying London. (COMIC: Tuesday)Seeing a cry for help on his psychic paper, the Doctor was led to visit a young boy named George, whose monsters were real. This led to George's father Alex being sucked into a dollhouse in the cupboard, along with the Doctor, Amy and Rory and many of George's neighbours. It held peg dolls who had turned Amy into one of them to chase Rory. The Doctor realised George was an alien come to Alex and his wife as they could not have children; the doll house was where George put all his fears, but they were out of control. The Doctor forced George to face them and everyone escaped the doll house. The Doctor promised to check on George during puberty in case something else went awry. (TV: Night Terrors)
Checking his mail, the Doctor found a letter from his old friend, the Horse Lord of Karn (or Trevor as he liked to be called). This led the Doctor to a planet-sized psychiatric hospital, Bedlam, where he discovered Trevor, along with many other species had their minds transferred into the empty ones of the servants of that time as part of a way to perfect the process for the terminally ill or injured. Accidentally switching bodies with Amy, the Doctor managed to reverse the process and had the staff of Bedlam arrested. (COMIC: Body Snatched)
In 1960s New York, the Doctor became a psychiatrist for a cab driver called Clint so that he could gather information on a alien disease that had been infecting New York's water supply whilst also dealing with a blackout across the whole city. (AUDIO: Blackout)
Whilst Amy and Rory spend a short time at home, the Doctor saved Earth president Vera Fusek from the Daemervoids, who wanted to gain information before beginning their invasion of Earth. However, the Doctor made sure the planet was defended by four million K-1 Robo-Warriors and a thousand Devil Wings starfighter squadrons, leaving the Daemervoids with no choice but to abandon their invasion plan. (COMIC: Air Force Gone)
The Doctor received a distress call from Elpha, whom he and Amy had met before. He and the Ponds helped Elpha to save her tribe from the Dronebots. After attacking the base, the Doctor was shocked to re-encounter Atomon, whom the Time Lords had fought in the Dark Times. He stopped him from using the Dronebots to wipe out the tribe. Atomon escaped, telling the Doctor that they would meet again. (COMIC: The Atomon Invasion)
After accidentally leaving Rory on a spaceport, the Doctor and Amy discovered that he had been "bought" by the wealthy Tygro Lix. The Doctor convinced Tygro to help him and the Ponds escape the spaceport patrol, who were assigned to kill unlicenced humans. (COMIC: Humans Aren't Just for Christmas)
The Doctor learned Earth president Vera Fusek had been kidnapped and set off to track her down. When Amy and Rory disappeared, he discovered he had been lured into a trap by his old enemy, the Atomon, who wanted to seek revenge on the Time Lords by stealing the mind of the Doctor, the only Time Lord in existence. However, Vera stopped him by turning the Dronebots against him. Instead of killing Atomon, the Doctor left him in the care of Vera, putting an end to another Time Lord war. (COMIC: Vengeance of the Atomon)
The Doctor decided his friends needed some time off and took them to the second most popular vacation spot in the universe, Apalapucia. Amy accidentally admitted herself into the Two Streams Facility for Chen-7, lethal to the Doctor but harmless to humans. The Doctor locked onto Amy's timestream thirty-six years later, and had to deal with her angry older self, who now resented him, to rescue her younger self. He left the older Amy behind, erasing her timestream and replacing it with the past Amy. Rory, who felt he was becoming like the Doctor when it came to difficult decisions, was infuriated. (TV: The Girl Who Waited)
Visiting a futuristic art gallery, the Doctor accidentally released a two-dimensional being from a painting. Allied with famous artist Zigma, the Doctor and the Ponds trapped the creature by devouring it with paint. (COMIC: Picture Imperfect)
Soon after, the TARDIS was swallowed by a Star Serpent, and the Doctor, Amy and Rory were forced to venture down the Serpent's throat in order to retrieve the ship. After being attacked by parasites in the stomach, they located the TARDIS. (COMIC: The Star Serpent)
During their travels, the Doctor and the Ponds saved the residents of a 21st century Earth street from being sold as collectables on the planet Burnusta. (COMIC: The Home Store) They also closed down a clinic in Los Angeles that was capable of turning human beings into shapeshifters when Rory also fell victim to the clinic. (COMIC: Cold Comfort)
In 1982, the Doctor found that an atomic war had occurred, which was impossible. The Doctor and his companions then came under attack by giant cockroaches. After this, he showed the inhabitants of the bunker that the war never happened. (AUDIO: Day of the Cockroach)
Taking Amy and Rory sightseeing in 2012 London, the Doctor discovered Sammy Star, whom the Doctor had failed to save from the Weeping Angels years previously, had kidnapped a Weeping Angel in order to use their ability to "disappear" people to make himself a famous magician. Defeating Star, the Doctor stopped the Weeping Angel from using the millions of television viewers to duplicate himself in hundreds of Angels, locking it forever and placing it in Trafalgar Square, under the name of "monument of the missing", in memory of all of the Weeping Angels victims. (PROSE: Magic of the Angels)
After battling the Grayzonian War Monkeys, the Doctor attended a dinner party at Repton Abbey and defeated Lord Ryzt, a reptilian who had taken over the bodies of the dinner guests in order to collect human thoughts and memories before he put his plan to conquer Earth into action. (COMIC: The Demons of Repton Abbey)
In Morocco, the Doctor and the Ponds watched the centuries-old Festival of Sacred Music. When the music began playing, everyone became hypnotised by a fez that they had all been given, including Amy and Rory. Taken prisoner, the Doctor discovered it was the work of his old enemy, the Slitheen, and foiled their plot to destroy humanity with the use of sympathetic vibration. (COMIC: In-Fez-Station)
Travelling on a space cruise called "the Orion Express", the Doctor briefly lost his sonic screwdriver to a Daxzian disguised as a waiter, who wanted to sell it to the Doctor's enemies. (COMIC: Trouble on the Orion Express)
Hunted across the galaxy by the Yeamorge Warriors, the Doctor was forced to send Amy and Rory to disable the Yeamorge's warships, whilst he hid the TARDIS in a school on Earth. Assisted by a student called Schef, the Doctor fired a stream of background data at the warriors, rendering them unconscious for a number of days, which gave him enough time to get them imprisoned by the Shadow Proclamation. (COMIC: Finders Keepers)
After escaping the Firemen of Fleengarr, the Doctor and the Ponds saved the SS Greensleeves from invading space pirates, whilst also dealing with a creature that could use or absorb other lifeforms. They trapped it in space, turning it into a lifeless scoop of ice scream. (COMIC: I Scream)
On a trip to Florana, the TARDIS became caught in a time-corridor, depositing the Doctor and his two companions in Peru in 1992. There, they met Entek, the stranded prince of the Ra'ra'vis empire. When he contacted their homeworld of Helion to offer his services, the Doctor was horrified when they told him they already had assistance from a Time Lord. Shocked, the Doctor rushed to Helion with Entek and the aponds, where he was nearly arrested by Chancellor guards. After evading capture, the Doctor met a man claiming to be Castellan Bond. To his anger, the Doctor discovered Bond was actually a rogue Time Agent called Scott Thrower and joined forces with a band of mercenaries to stop Scott from using the solstice of Pajaro to rejuvinate his body. The Doctor breaks Thrower's influence on Helion. But fails to stop Thrower from becoming younger. Before the Doctor can take Thrower to the Shadow Proclamation to pay for his crimes, Thrower uses his Vortex manipulator to escape.(COMIC: Time Fraud)
Realising he had not visited the Intergalactic Trials for 500 years, the Doctor took Amy and Rory there in 2412, where they discovered the Galapogans team were using drugs to continue their gaming success. (COMIC: The Intergalactic Trials)
The Doctor and the Ponds next visited planet Vorala, where they discovered a Blehurg, a neighbouring enemy of Vorala, had infiltrated the 24-hour newsroom under the disguise as a weatherman in a plot to enslave the population through the power of hypnotism. (COMIC: 24-Hour News Invasion)
The TARDIS collided with a Rutan ship in the 13th century, which crashed on the future site of the Houses of Parliament. In stasis until 1605, it sent a distress call. The TARDIS responded and landed in London, where proximity to the crashed ship caused dimensional lesions throughout the city. With the town crier, Geoffrey Plum, the Doctor closed the lesions and infiltrated the ranks of the Gunpowder Plotters, led by Robert Catesby and the Rutan, Elizabeth Winters.
The Doctor learnt Winters would use the destruction of Parliament and death of King James I to allow her ship to take off. He put Parliament in orbit momentarily, and the Rutan ship took off. The Sontarans and Rutans fought over two missing doomsday weapons programmed to destroy the Sontaran race. The Doctor reprogrammed one to target the Rutan host, stalemating the Rutan-Sontaran War. After returning Parliament, he left Guy Fawkes inside a locked room filled with gunpowder, where King James' men came to arrest him. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)
The Doctor next visited a jungle planet with a high-speed evolutionary pattern, where he encountered a primitive tribe who had been created from the DNA of Rory, making them look and think like him. (COMIC: Planet of the Rorys)
The Doctor and the Ponds went to Ancient Egypt where they stopped an escaped alien prisoner from destroying the planet. Through the use of a green crystal, the Doctor learned of horrible events: the Cybermen had joined forces with the Borg. The Doctor arrived on the USS Enterprise in another universe. The Doctor learnt of the combined Borg and Cybermen threat and the attack on Federation planet Delta IV, troubling the Doctor as he never heard of such a planet. Through painful flashbacks the Doctor learnt from himself he came to this universe before in his fourth incarnation. He met Captain James T. Kirk along with three of his crew. An attack of the Cybermen was stopped which then caused the Doctor to vanish.
Back in the present, the Doctor met Guinan and both discussed the events unravelling. The Doctor and his companions along with an away team went to the planet Cogen V, where both teams found Borg and Cybermen casualties scattered across the planet's surface. The Cybermen betrayed the Borg. Later, a Borg ship that survived the betrayal tried to reason with Picard. Picard refused at first but thanks to counselling from Guinan, Amy, and seeing the horrible future to come Captain Picard finally agreed to an alliance.
A plan was made and the Doctor, his companions, along with the crew of the Enterprise went on the Cybership. The Doctor got a copy of the Borg Executive Library from the battle of Wolf 359. He and the Ponds even had a near run in with Picard's assimilated form Locutus. The Borg were revived with the Cybermen defeated. The Doctor and friends went back to their universe, not knowing that the reactivated Borg had decided to attempt to master time travel. (COMIC: Assimilation²)
Parting with the Ponds
The Doctor was puzzled when the TARDIS arrived in an alien structure based on a 1980s Earth hotel. He found an imprisoned creature feeding off the faith of those trapped with it after they found the room that contained their greatest fear. He failed to save most of the others trapped with them, one including Rita, whom the Doctor had planned to take travelling with him. Amy was next on the creature's menu as her faith in him was strong. To save her, the Doctor broke Amy's childish faith in her "Raggedy Doctor". This allowed the creature to die as it long wished. Realising his travels were becoming too dangerous for Amy and Rory, the Doctor returned them home, promising Amy to tell River her parents wanted her to visit and telling her that he would take care of her daughter. (TV: The God Complex)
Running from another death
After travelling alone for a year, the Doctor was imprisoned in Alcatraz in 1962 with a disguised alien called Mako. The Doctor escaped, travelled back in time and fitted a secret tunnel into the cell. After escaping, the Doctor saved Mako from a team of Silurian hitmen, causing a riot between prisoners and guards. The Doctor used the riot to fake Mako's death to ensure the hitmen wouldn't track him down. (COMIC: Escape into Alcatraz)
Ending up at the North Pole by accident, the Doctor helped Santa Claus fight off robots wanting the presents. However, because the reindeer were injured during the skirmish, the Doctor took Santa in the TARDIS to deliver the presents, even leaving winning lottery numbers for a homeless child and mother. He received a new sonic screwdriver as his present, having burned out his old one to retrieve the presents. When he delivered Amy and Rory's present, he relented just this once and wrote "Williams" on the gift tag, crossing out "Pond". (COMIC: Silent Knight)
Knowing his death was a fixed point in time, the Doctor went on another "farewell tour". (TV: Closing Time) He participated in many events, "waving" at Amy and Rory throughout history. Some of these escapades included being imprisoned in the Tower of London, only to escape via a hot air balloon; taking part in a breakout from a World War II POW camp, but quickly being recaptured; and appearing in a Laurel and Hardy film, under the name John Smith. He also had adventures with River Song: a trip to Easter Island, where he was adored, and a meeting with "Jim the Fish", who was still building his dam when the Doctor checked up on him. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut) He travelled around the universe evading his death for 200 years. (TV: Closing Time)
During his farewell tour, the Doctor encountered Vikings in 12th century Scotland. (PROSE: Dark Horizons) He also visited the Gamma Forests and saved a young Lorna Bucket's life from a creature by telling her to "run" and "vanquished" the creature using a shield and a cable. (PROSE: Lorna's Escape)
The Doctor planned to take River Song to Calderon Beta to see the starriest night in all of history. However, he had to deal with future versions of her that appeared in the TARDIS and send them away before they met each other. He also met his future self when getting rid of the third River, learning it was their last date from his future self's perspective. (HOMEVID: First Night/Last Night)
After travelling on his own for 200 years, the Doctor visited his old flatmate, Craig Owens. By then, Craig and Sophie had had a son, Alfie. The Doctor noticed power fluctuations, which prevented him from seeing the Alignment of Exodor. With Craig's help, the Doctor discovered six Cybermen rebuilding their ranks by converting kidnapped people with spare parts and using Cybermats to drain the city's power. Although Craig nearly became their new Cyber-Controller, his love for Alfie made the Cybermen overload and explode. The Doctor used the last of his free time to repair damages to Craig's home caused during their adventure. As he walked towards the TARDIS, he saw three children and briefly spoke to them. At the Luna University, in the 52nd century, River read from their witness accounts that he seemed "happy, but sad". (TV: Closing Time)
Cheating death and marrying River Song
Before going to his death, the Doctor wanted to know why the Silence wanted him dead. After getting information from a damaged Dalek, he was led to Dorium Maldovar's still-living head following his decapitation at Demon's Run. the Doctor learned that the Silence wanted him dead out of fear of him answering the question only he knew the answer to: "Doctor Who?" He then decided against continuing his farewell tour once he learned of Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart's death. After asking the Teselecta captain to deliver the four letters to his past self, River, Amy and Rory, and Canton, the Doctor was asked if there was anything else they could do. Acting on a most brilliant idea, the Doctor had himself and the TARDIS miniaturised and taken into the Teselecta, while it took on his appearance and mannerisms.
At Lake Silencio, Utah, on April 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm, River Song, in an astronaut suit, emerged from the lake. Instead of shooting, River emptied the suit's weapon system. This caused time to collapse, making the date and time always 22 April 2011, 5:02 PM; the only way to reverse the damage was for both of them to touch long enough so time could resume and his "death" could occur.
The Doctor, removed from the point in time where he was a passenger of the Teselecta, decided to assume the identity of a soothsayer and spoke before the Winston Churchill of the gestalt timeline, who held the title of Holy Roman Emperor at Buckingham Palace. The Doctor was repeatedly thrown in the Tower of London until Churchill finally bought into the Doctor's warnings, that time remained trapped on the same moment without moving forward and all history was happening at once. Their discussion was interrupted when they suddenly found themselves forgetting what they were doing. Churchill suddenly had his gun withdrawn and tally mark lined the Doctor's arm. The two men looked up and spotted an entire nest of sleeping Silents huddled on the ceiling an cluster. Their repeated discovery of the Silents was locked into their minds once a grenade clattered into the Senate room of Buckingham. Soldiers wearing eye drives burst in and apprehended the Doctor, led by an alternate version of Amy, who used a stun gun on him.
The Doctor woke up on a railway carriage, where the alternate Amy explained they were headed to Cairo, where a base of operations was located. However, in this timeline, she had not married Rory or known him as a childhood friend, just as Captain Williams, but retained enough memories of her original existence that she knew about travelling with the Doctor. He shaved off the beard but kept the longer length hair he grew in captivity, and donned his normal clothes after Amy had taken the courtesy to find and return them to their owner. The Doctor was also given an eye drive to retain his memories of the hundreds of Silents that had been captured by the insurgents.
After he was brought to Area 52, the Doctor met the mastermind behind the group that retrieved him, River. She and her associates had defeated Madame Kovarian and were trying to restart time without killing him. She had the Doctor cuffed, knowing suggest that even the slightest physical contact would cause them, as the opposite poles of the disruption, to short out their temporal differential and reboot the progression of time. However, numerous Silents broke out of their holding tanks attacked the base, killing the soldiers and technicians in the group, River was obstinate to simply touch the Doctor and negate the outpouring of Silents, refusing to kill the man she loved. Kovarian was then betrayed by her Silent troop when they made the eye drives electrocute anyone using them by activating their fail-safes. The Doctor and company discarded the drives, but Amy, furious at what Kovarian had done to her daughter, affixed Kovarian's discharging eye drive back on her face and left her tied up to endure a gruesome fate. River guided the group to safety before the Silents broke through to the control room. She, Amy, and Rory took the Doctor to the top of the pyramid housing Area 52, where they had built a timey-wimey distress beacon. The Doctor was angry that River would risk the suffering and death of everyone and then embarrass him by futilely broadcasting for help. River explained that she needed him to understand how much that he is loved, by how many. The Doctor decided to give to River the one thing that she could have that no one else could; he married River and revealed the charade.
Now that she knew the Teselecta would be shot and not him, River kissed the robot, allowing time to revert to Lake Silencio, Utah, April 22, 2011, 5:02 pm erasing the past reality; every living thing in the universe was saved, and the Doctor was declared "dead". Though Amy and Rory were initially led to believe the Doctor was lost, River appeared to them again, immediately after her adventure in the Byzantium crash. She explained that she knew more than she had led Amy to believe during the time they first met, as a precaution to uphold the timeline. River then told her how the Doctor had survived.
After his fake funeral, the Doctor visited Dorium and told him he would "return to the shadows" and allow the universe to forget him. Dorium warned him that he would fall after answering "oldest question in the universe" on the fields of Trenzalore, calling it the "fall of the eleventh", and that when the question was asked, silence must fall. However, the Doctor simply paid him no mind and seemed pleased when Dorium repeated the question. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
Back into the shadows
Search for the Eternity Clock
At some point, the Doctor began tracing the source of a temporal disturbance to the four scattered pieces of a powerful artefact known as the Eternity Clock. The Clock sought to be reassembled and threatened to destroy all reality. To help him, the Doctor called his wife for assistance and the "newly-weds" went through four different time periods in Earth's history to retrieve the pieces, defeating Cybermen, Silurians, Silents and Daleks, each of whom wanted a piece to fuel their own means. Once the clock was assembled, it began recording and even trying to rewrite fixed points in time. Adding on to the insanity, the clock towed the TARDIS away to an unknown location with both of them inside for the ride. (GAME: The Eternity Clock)
Travels aloneThe Doctor took a trip to France in 1917 during the First World War where he learned about the Dalek Project, a mission in which a contingent of Daleks were sent through Earth's history to analyse how humans made war so that they could exploit any weaknesses in future conflicts. However, before the Daleks could exterminate all the witnesses, the combined British, German and French armies came together to destroy the Daleks. The Doctor crashed a plane into the Dalek Survey Ship Sigma and sent it crashing to the ground. The remaining Daleks were destroyed by artillery barrages. One hundred years later in Earth time, a team of archaeologists discovered the crashed ship and accidentally revived the surviving Daleks. Arriving just in time to prevent another disaster, the Doctor attached the Dalek ship to a powerline and overloaded all the Daleks. He considered this taking care of "unfinished business". (COMIC: The Dalek Project)
In 1938, the Doctor boarded a spaceship about to attack Earth. He called Amy in the TARDIS, but realised she couldn't fly the TARDIS, he didn't have the coordinates and she had left the TARDIS long ago. He said, "Merry Christmas, Amelia" and blew up the ship. (WC: Prequel (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)) He escaped in an impact suit facing the wrong way round, and crashed in a field in England. Madge Arwell was bicycling by and helped him find his 'police box'. To repay her kindness, the Doctor told Madge to make a wish to him and he would do the best he could to make the wish come true.
On Christmas Eve 1941, the Doctor received Madge's wish and did his best to ensure her children, Cyril and Lily, had a great Christmas. However, things went wrong when a present he gave them, a time portal to a planet in the year 5345, was opened prematurely by Cyril. This led him on an adventure to save the life force of the forest with Madge's help by acting as a "mothership" to transport them through the time vortex. Madge had accidentally brought her husband, Reg, through the Vortex as well, leading to the rumour he had been shot down over the English Channel. Upon trying to leave, the Doctor was ordered by Madge to spend time with his family. This led the Doctor to having Christmas dinner with his parents-in-law, Amy and Rory, in 2013. (TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)
Despite what was a somewhat tearful reunion (for the Doctor), he apparently continued travelling on his own afterwards. However, he kept in contact with his in-laws by phoning them occasionally to let them know how he was doing, or even briefly dropping in. On one occasion, he visited them in the middle of the night, asking for their help; however, he found the Helmic regulator had malfunctioned (again) and brought him to earlier versions of the Ponds that didn't know what he was talking about. The Doctor wished them good-night and went to get their older selves for help.
On his travels he visited Florinall 9 where he escaped Sontarans, met up with Mata Hari in Paris (whom he considered an "interesting woman"), sang backup vocals for an album and went crashing into ancient Greece. During another visit, he accidentally deposited an Ood with them for a time. having saved it from the Androvax conflict. He later returned to collect the Ood, which had been acting as Amy and Rory's butler, explaining it must have escaped the TARDIS during his previous visit. He intended to drop the creature off at the Ood Sphere. Returning the Ood to its true home and its people, he continued travelling. (WC: Pond Life)
During these adventures, the Doctor erased himself from every database in the universe as part of his return to the shadows and to prevent his demise at the Fields of Trenzalore, making sure that no one had ever heard of him. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Angels Take Manhattan, Nightmare in Silver, HOMEVID: The Inforarium) Though he could not remove the information about him from the Inforarium's data banks, he managed to reverse engineer the memory-proofing ability of the Silence so that no one could retain any knowledge that they learned about him from there. This would be a recursive disaster for one guard who kept trying to send an alert about the data core breach the Doctor created, which activated a memory-proofed hologram of him. Once the Doctor's hologram ended, the guard forgot what he had seen, only to notice the data breach again, send another distress signal, and spring the Doctor's hologram once more, repeating the cycle indefinitely. (HOMEVID: The Inforarium)
However, he was unable to erase Earth's records of him because he had played a major role in the planet's history and future, with organisations across the world having been influenced by him. An MI5 agent later said the Doctor "was a part of Earth and it's population". (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone)
During some more adventures, the Doctor rode a horse through 18th century Coventry, as well as possibly thinking he "accidentally invented pasta." He also changed the bulb on top the TARDIS. The Doctor stopped by the Ponds' house while it was raining, but no one was home. Leaving a message detailing these latest travels, the Doctor decided to use his sonic screwdriver to delete it; he believed that he could not get ahold of them because they were having some trouble of their own. Unbeknownst to him, Amy and Rory's marriage had "ended", with her kicking him out of the house, and that Amy was wishing for him to return to support them. (WC: Pond Life)
Final adventures with Amy and Rory
In a dream, the Doctor was enjoying tea and Jammie Dodgers before a cloaked figure ordered him to go to Skaro. (WC: Asylum of the Daleks) Doing so, the Doctor fell into a trap set by the Parliament of the Daleks, who captured him along with a separated Amy and Rory. Because a ship crash-landed on the Dalek Asylum, the shield was in danger of failing and letting the inmates out; even the Daleks feared this. Ordered to switch off the shield so the planet could be destroyed, the Doctor and his old companions were fired through the shield. Searching for a way to escape and let the Daleks destroy their insane kin, they ran from both Dalek puppets and the inmates. He saved Amy from being converted into a puppet by replacing her protective bracelet with his own without her knowledge as he didn't need it; this helped her and Rory work out their problems.
With the help of Oswin, a survivor of the crash, the Daleks' memories of the Doctor were wiped from the Path Web, the Daleks' shared information network. The Doctor tried to take Oswin with him, but found she'd been converted into a Dalek; she retreated into her mind to retain her humanity. Honouring Oswin's wish for him to remember her, the Doctor teleported away with the Ponds as the shields were lowered; the asylum was destroyed. The Doctor landed them in the TARDIS, which was held on the Parliament's ship, and taunted the Daleks; confused about who he was now, the Daleks chanted the Question over and over, having forgotten their deadliest enemy. He left Amy and Rory back home, cheerful that he had saved their marriage. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)
After rescuing Egypt from giant alien locusts, Queen Nefertiti came on to the Doctor, following him into the TARDIS when he received an alert from the ISA in 2367. He collected his old friend, John Riddell, Amy, Rory and, unwittingly, Rory's father, Brian, to investigate a ship that would crash into Earth in six hours. They found it contained dinosaurs. The Doctor, Rory and Brian encountered a space pirate called Solomon, who killed all the Silurians on the ship and forced the Doctor to repair his legs (which had been damaged badly by dinosaurs) so he could make off with the cargo. However, because the ISA launched missiles and Solomon's ship was too small for dinosaurs, the greedy pirate took Nefertiti instead as she was just as valuable as any of the reptiles.
The Doctor briefly magnetised the ark, preventing Solomon from departing long enough for him to retrieve Neffy and place the ark's signal in Solomon's ship; the missiles launched by ISA destroyed Solomon instead of the ark. The ark was piloted to safety and the Doctor returned his friends home. The Doctor also took the dinosaurs to a new planet, which he named after the species that originally saved them, Siluria. The Doctor also gave Brian a sense of adventure, inspiring him to travel Earth after seeing it from space. He and Brian travelled together at least once, when he took Brian to Siluria. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)
The Doctor later collected Amy and Rory from a disastrous holiday in Majorca and treated them to a trip aboard the Excelsis, the most luxurious star-liner in the galaxy, which led him into a reunion with Christina de Souza, who had become a space traveller. Together, the Doctor, the Ponds and his old friend stopped a corrupt Ashayan from diverting the star-liner into a sun, whilst also preventing the destruction of the Ashayan civilisation. Taking the Ponds home, the Doctor asked Christina to travel with him, feeling regret about refusing her request to become his companion in his tenth incarnation. However, she refused, and the two travellers went their separate ways once again. (COMIC: The Eye of Ashaya)
Attempting to take his in-laws to Mexico's Day of the Dead festival, the Doctor ended up in 1870 Mercy, Nevada. Mercy was under siege by the Kahler cyborg, Kahler-Tek, also known as the Gunslinger. Tek was hunting scientist Kahler-Jex, whom the townsfolk had taken in, and had cut off supply deliveries. The Doctor learnt Jex experimented on his people to create living weapons to win a long war; he became Mercy's doctor in repentance. Tek was a "subject" who regained his sense of self, killing the scientists that experimented on him in revenge. While having no interest in the town, he warned the Doctor he would start killing if Jex wasn't handed over.
Tired of thousands of innocents getting hurt due to his mercy, the enraged Doctor nearly handed Jex over to Tek, only to be stopped by Amy who told him that travelling alone had, once again, made him succumb to his dark side. Mercy's marshal Isaac was accidentally killed when he pushed Jex out of the path of Tek's weapon. In his dying breath, Isaac made the Doctor marshal. Distraught by what he'd done, Tek made a bluff: hand Jex over by noon the next day or the town would be destroyed. In a duel, the Doctor distracted Tek and Jex escaped to his ship. Jex, feeling guilt for the experiments he conducted, committed suicide by blowing up his ship. The Doctor talked Tek out of self-destructing, instead having him become the new protector of Mercy. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)
The Doctor discovered a strange occurrence on Earth during Amy and Rory's time; black cubes had appeared all over Earth. Since they seemed harmless and he lacked the patience to stick around, the Doctor left to go on some solo adventures to "restore sanity". He entrusted Rory's dad Brian with the task of keeping an eye on the cubes. He returned on the Ponds' wedding anniversary, and as his gift, took them to the Savoy Hotel. However, the staff were Zygon imposters, whose ship was under the hotel. Also, Amy accidentally got married to King Henry VIII. After seven weeks of failed anniversary trips, the Doctor returned Amy and Rory to exact day they left. He was questioned by Brian as to what happened to his old companions, making the Doctor grow fearful once more about his in-laws safety.
Wishing to spend more time with the Ponds, the Doctor decided to move in with them. A year after the cubes appeared, they finally activated, behaving in an unusual manner. Kate Stewart, head of scientific research at UNIT and the daughter of the Brigadier, summoned the Doctor to UNIT to investigate the cubes. The cubes released an electric pulse that stopped the hearts of a third of humanity. The Doctor traced the cubes to the Shakri, who wished to wipe out the "plague" of humanity before they could colonise space. He reversed the electric pulse, restarting the hearts of those affected, blowing up the Shakri ship in the process. On Brian's urging, the Doctor took his in-laws back as full-time companions, as travelling with him was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (TV: The Power of Three)
The Doctor next encountered a robot guardian called Dawn 726-Alpha Continua, a creation of Lord Rassilon and the Time Lords to fix damages to the time vortex. Dawn 726 began self-destructing when she learned of the Time Lords demise and Gallifrey's destruction. However, the Doctor saved himself, his friends and the TARDIS from destruction by convincing Dawn to use her powers to explore Time and Space, hoping that their paths would cross again. (COMIC: Dawn of Time!)
After another adventure with his in-laws, the Doctor, Amy and Rory were diverted to the Crystal Palace in 1938, where they met Sophie Renard, who was actually Nazi scientist, Kriemhilde Steiner. Kriemhilde had been searching for the eagle of the Ultima Thule, the key to the thousand-year reich. However, the sphere was an energy-draining phoenix. The Doctor attempted to convince Kriemhilde not to touch the sphere, but she did. As a result, Kriemhilde was blown apart on the day of a British vs German football match, taking the Crystal Palace with her. (COMIC: The Eagle of the Reich)
The Doctor and the Ponds began working on an alien soap opera called EarthEnders and discovered the production had been broadcasting the same 90 episodes for 20 years. The Doctor helped form an alliance between the EarthEnders crew and the technologically ignorant creatures, the Arr'Chorrs. (COMIC: TV Hell!)
Fulfilling one of his previous promises, the Doctor took Amy and Rory to Pondinium, a planet filled with small pools that gave the viewer a possible version of the future. Whilst there, they returned the only inhabitant, Aquarpey, to her homeworld. (COMIC: Pondnium!)
The Doctor and the Ponds encountered several instances of "psychic metal". The first was in Ancient Greece, which caused the Greek Gods to manifest. He, with the help of Socrates, defeated them. (COMIC: The Chains of Olympus) There were other instances in 2012 London (COMIC: Sticks and Stones) and Cornucopia. (COMIC: The Cornucopia Caper) He and the Ponds visited Samuel Pepys, who was revealed to be a fake, as he made "bleeping sounds". (COMIC: The Broken Man)
Taking a break to 2012 Manhattan, Rory was transported to 1938 by the Weeping Angels while he was looking for coffee. While the Doctor read Melody Malone to Amy, they realised it was written by River Song; it was also about the events happening "then". Improvising "landing lights", the Doctor landed in the time energy-saturated era and reunited with his wife, though Rory had already been transported to Winter Quay by baby Angels. After learning from the book's chapter titles that Amy would be separated from him for good, the Doctor desperately tried changing the future, starting with telling River not to break her wrist to escape being held by an Angel. The Doctor was distressed when she did so, healing it with a little regeneration energy. Searching for Rory in the Quay, they found him in a room where an old Rory died before their eyes. The Doctor realised the Angels took over Manhattan and transported people into the past, trapping them in the Quay to feed every time they tried escaping. To prevent the Angels from taking he, Rory and Amy jumped off the roof, creating a paradox that destroyed the Angels.
The Doctor, Rory, Amy and River ended up in a New York graveyard in 2012, alive. Relieved, they decided to go on a family outing, but before they entered the TARDIS, Rory found his own grave and was sent back by a surviving Angel. Amy, devastated, allowed the Angel to touch her, sending her to Rory. This caused a fixed point where the Doctor couldn't rescue them. Rory's grave changed to reflect Amy's death, both of them as an old man and woman. Completely devastated, the Doctor asked River to travel with him. She told him she would go anywhere with him but not on a full-time basis. She also informed him she promised to have Amy add an afterword to her yet-to-be-written book when she sent it to her for publishing. He found a message from Amy saying she and Rory loved him, and had lived a long and happy life. She asked him to go back in time and tell her younger self of their adventures as well as to find a new companion. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)
Old foes, new wounds
However, despite keeping his promise to tell Amy's younger self about the future adventures she would have, the Doctor appeared unable to fulfil her other wish: finding a new companion.
Despite losing his best friends, the Doctor continued his endless voyage. He landed in 19th century Klimtenburg where he discovered Cyber-Technology at work. Some of it was spreading an illness to all the villagers, a problem which the Doctor promptly solved. Upon investigating the mystery further with help from a woman named Olga Bordmann, he found another ship crashed underground, this time a Cyber Ship. The surviving Cybermen seeded the atmosphere to create their own rainstorms so they could harvest the lighting and revive. As more and more Cybermen began to wake from hibernation to defend themselves, the Doctor rallied the villagers of Klimtenburg to fight against them. As the battle was fought, the Doctor, Olga and a partially-converted Victor Ernhardt infiltrated the Cybermen's base of operations and Victor, flowing with excess power, linked himself to the rest of the Cybermen, causing all of them to explode. With Klimtenburg safe and able to recover, without a proper farewell, the Doctor slipped away quietly in the TARDIS, showing signs of weariness as he thought to himself: "I'm getting too young for this." (PROSE: Plague of the Cybermen)
At last, somewhere within this time, the Doctor went on his last date with River Song to the Singing Towers of Darillium. Here the Doctor cried as the towers sang, but didn't tell River why and merely gave her a sonic screwdriver. (TV: Forest of the Dead, HOMEVID: Last Night) He returned her home afterwards, and cut off all contact with her, even after her death in The Library. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)
During the Doctor's final journey before his "retirement", he received a hypercube from an unknown messenger. While looking into the matter, the TARDIS picked up a distress call from a married couple but something sent the TARDIS off course and the Doctor arrived on their ship too late to save them. The ship's logs revealed they had committed suicide to prevent the Daleks from learning a formula. The Doctor found the couple's children - Sabel, Jenibeth and Ollus Blakely - hiding in an escape pod and he took them home to Carthedia where he learned the Daleks were considered a force for good after establishing the Dalek Foundation and the Sunlight Worlds following a recession. The Doctor was charged with a hate crime for publicly announcing the Daleks' evil, forcing he and the children to escape from the authorities off the planet. He tried again on Sunlight 349 and the Dalek Litigator arrived to subject him to another public trial. Completely outwitted by the Litigator, the Doctor was made to leave alone.
Still not convinced that the Daleks had reformed, the Doctor arrived on Gethria, the location of the Cradle of the Gods, where he was taken prisoner by an aged Dalek puppet Jenibeth and the Dalek Time Controller, who revealed the Daleks had been manipulating the Doctor so that he could activate the Cradle of the Gods for them and use it to transform the Sunlight Worlds into copies of Skaro. However, Jenibeth managed to resist Dalek control and fought off the Time Controller and the Doctor set the Cradle to self destruct, causing the Daleks to abandon the plan and retreat. Before exploding, the Cradle reverted the Sunlight Worlds to how Jenibeth remembered them as a child. She and her siblings turned back into children and their parents were also recreated. The Doctor realised afterwards how much his interference put all the citizens of the Sunlight Worlds in danger and thought of what would happen if, one day, the Daleks succeeded. He left in the TARDIS without a farewell once again, and decreed: "No more meddling. No more." (PROSE: The Dalek Generation)
The despair from losing Amy and Rory, and finally River, and the realisation that his travels put billions of people's lives in danger led the Doctor to eventually retire from his constant adventuring, much to the dismay of others, in Victorian England. (TV: The Great Detective)
To ensure that he would have solitude, the Doctor, now a broken man with no faith, parked the TARDIS on a cloud; he also changed the interior of the control room from its whimsical layout to a more plainly mechanical design, discarding the console room that he had used while travelling with the Ponds, which no longer befit his darkened outlook, and to stop it from reminding him of his losses. (TV: The Snowmen) As they lived in Victorian London, Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax, members of his "Demons Run Army", tried constantly to get the "old" Doctor back by explaining weird happenings that could pique his interest. However, most of them were unimportant or mediocre, and no matter how often the Doctor told them he had retired, they kept trying. (TV: The Great Detective)
At Christmas, the Doctor came out of retirement to investigating the snow in London, which had a telepathic quality to it. It meant that the snow could remember, and could even form imitations of other things. The Doctor met a woman named Clara Oswald one day while searching London.
Clara grew a fast attachment to him, both out of curiosity of who he was and what the snow was. Clara was able to convince the Doctor to help investigate a pond at a house she was governing for, only for them to discover that the previous governess, who had died in the pond and had been trapped when it froze, had come back as an ice duplication. With the help of Vastra, Strax and Jenny, the Doctor was able to stop their opposing enemy, but it cost Clara her life as she was killed by the Ice Governess just after the Doctor gave her a TARDIS key.
The Doctor faced the man controlling the Ice Governess and the Snowmen, Dr Walter Simeon of the Great Intelligence Institute; he erased Simeon's memories by letting a Memory worm bite him. Doing so allowed the Doctor to discover the real mastermind was an entity that absorbed Simeon's darkest thoughts and desires, the Great Intelligence. The Intelligence had evolved enough to out-live Simeon, but the telepathic snow caused the grief those felt for Clara's death to defeat it. Reading Clara's gravestone shocked the Doctor; it said Clara Oswin Oswald. Recognising her as the same woman he had met in the Dalek Asylum, the elated Doctor set off in the TARDIS to find his new companion, convinced that there was a third version of her somewhere in the universe. (TV: The Snowmen)
The search begins
Resuming his travels in time and space, the Doctor encountered Silurians, Sea Devils and a Myrka. (PROSE: The Silurian Gift) The Doctor then found Vashta Nerada during the first space walk. (COMIC: Space Oddity) The Doctor visited and attempted to terraform the planet Golrandonvar for human colonists, but discovered the terraforming would wipe out the native race, the Thara, and helped to defend the planet. Planning revenge, the descendants of the colonists built the Heligan Structure to lure him into a trap - a trap he had already visited in his fourth incarnation. (PROSE: The Roots of Evil)
The Doctor visited 1970s Detroit, met an alien Elvis Presley tribute act, and escaped the clutches of the Morphuse, who wanted to feast on a Time Lord. (COMIC: Bite of the Morphuse!) During this time, the Doctor stopped Garbage-bots from turning 23rd century Earth into a garbage planet (COMIC: Garbage Day!) and freed a village from the legendary "Greedy Gulper". (COMIC: The Greedy Gulper)
Haunted by the past and two very old friends
The Doctor continued his quest of finding Clara. However, he got sidetracked and ended up investigating a Sontaran battleship in orbit around 1960s Earth and discovered Captain Gol Clutha and his army had killed the Sontarans who inhabited the battleship. Involving himself in their war with the former crime-state planet, Cornucopia, in which he had visited with Amy and Rory, the Doctor was transported to a dream world, where he reunited with two companions from many incarnations ago: Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.
After he helped them escape and located the TARDIS, the Doctor was met with distrust by Ian as he failed to believe he was "the Doctor" brushing off his intimate knowledge of their adventures being a result of him being some sort of mind-reading alien. Barbara, on the other hand, was more willing to believe him, citing all the strange things the Doctor had done during their travels. They went with the Doctor to Cornucopia, where they discovered the place in ruins.
When the attackers (calling themselves "the Hunters of the Burning Stone") attacked, the Doctor got their attention by claiming to possess the item they sought, allowing Ian to attack their leaders from behind (and finally convincing him that he really was the same man he once knew). Barbara was then kidnapped by Miss Ghost and the creators of the metal the hunters sought, the Prometheans, appeared. The Doctor demanded to know why he, Ian and Barbara had been brought to Cornucopia, to which the Prometheans replied that it was Ian and Barbara they needed, not the Doctor. The Doctor and Ian escaped the Prometheans with the help of Horatio Lynk. Horatio took them to Miss Ghost's base, where they found a doll that the Doctor recognised. Horatio was then shot by Patrick Lake, a man the Doctor had previously encountered in 20th century Prague. The Hunters then arrived. Referring to Ian as "teacher", they removed their helmets to reveal themselves as the Tribe of Gum.
The Prometheans revealed that they visited primitive worlds and granted them the gift of their psychic metal, and that they had witnessed Ian, Barbara and the First Doctor's encounter with the tribe of Gum, and given the tribe the psychic metal after the TARDIS departed. The Tribe became the Hunters, who travelled through time and space in search of more of the metal. The Doctor was shown Patrick's memories; shortly after a repelled Cyberman invasion in the early 21st century, Patrick lobbied for a new branch of MI6, one dedicated to space travel and defence against alien threats, to be formed. He trained his daughter to become one of the branch's agents. The Doctor, realising the Prometheans were feeding on Patrick's psychic energy, shut down Patrick's conscious mind. The Prometheans turned on the Doctor, and sent him to relive his most terrifying memories, transporting him to the last day of the Last Great Time War and filling his head with visions of his deadliest foes.
The Doctor was able to overcome the onslaught, and the memories changed to the moment during their time in prehistoric Earth, when Ian persuaded the Doctor not to kill someone. The Doctor told Ian that he helped him to be better, and revealed that he had been inspired by Ian and Barbara to take on more human companions. He also told Ian of the many deaths he brought about, particularly those of the Time War. Ian reassured the Doctor that he was a good person, and the two finally escaped the psychic realm. They then discovered that the Prometheans' craft was a "neural reverser", which the Prometheans used to regress humanity to the level of cavemen. The Doctor, Ian and Patrick were then picked up by Barbara and Patricia. Once onboard their ship, the Doctor admonished Patrick for turning his daughter into a weapon, with Patricia retorting that she was honouring her fallen mother, and telling the Doctor to think of a solution himself. When the Doctor was unable to, Ian encouraged him, and he suddenly hit on a plan, departing in the TARDIS.
As the Tribe of Gum instructed the primitive humans to worship the Prometheans, the Doctor returned, having planted images of the TARDIS throughout human history, and using that image to alter the neural platform, reversing the effect, destroying the platform, and "locking" the minds of the human race from being altered again. He answered "What is buried in man?": It was him and his TARDIS. Incensed, the Tribe of Gum, at the Prometheans' urging, attacked the Doctor. Ian and Barbara landed their ship on a fragment of the neural platform, and convinced the Tribe to stop by telling them of love and sacrifice, and how the Doctor protected the people of Earth for years. When the Tribe of Gum ceased their assault, the Prometheans attacked Ian and Barbara. The Tribe of Gum then turned on the Prometheans. Both sides were destroyed in the ensuing struggle. The Doctor tried to shut down Hugo Wilding and Patrick Lake's MI6 organisation. Hugo had information on the Doctor and threatened to upload it to every database in the universe and make the Doctor a popular figure again, which the Doctor had spent a long time trying to erase. After ensuring his existence was to remain shadowed, the Doctor attended Barbara and Ian's wedding as Ian's best man. (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone)
Travels with Decky
During his search for Clara, the Doctor arrived on Earth and met Decky Flamboon, a Brancheerian shapeshifter who had lost his spacecraft and the co-ordinates to his homeworld. After saving Earth from a shower of meteorites, the Doctor offered to help Decky find his homeworld. (COMIC: Meteorite Meeting)
Travelling with Decky, the Doctor stopped a rogue robot from turning the peaceful planet, Cobaltikar 45 to dust (COMIC: Tower of Power), visited the Pheezel galaxy and saved a shark-like spaceship and its crew (COMIC: The Shark Shocker), and accidentally turned the TARDIS into a child's toybox where he fought toy soldiers. (COMIC: The Toybox) He also became trapped in another dimension and helped a young couple to rescue their children from Edgar, a two-dimensional predator (COMIC: On the Cards), stopped the Arch-Mayoress from making Christmas illegal in 2034 (COMIC: Decky the Halls), "walked on water" on the water-world of Hydrcallica (COMIC: The Water World) and investigated the disappearance of four pilots in the Great Space Race. (COMIC: Space Race)
On Valentine's Day, The Doctor and Decky encountered a being calling himself Cupid, who was "spreading the love" across the world. Suspicious, the Doctor discovered he was actually an ugly alien called Ameteli, who, with the use of a shimmer disguise, was shooting arrows containing a mind-controlling drug called Porceen into humans so that he could plunder Earth's resources. When Ameteli tried attacking the Doctor, Decky shot him with one of the arrows, filling him with love. Afterwards, the Doctor left Ameleti to find love on Mascoda 6. (COMIC: Love is in the Air)
The Doctor took Decky skiing in the Alps, where the TARDIS fell down a mountain. Whilst retrieving it, he stopped a Vendraxxo fleet from launching an attack on Switzerland. (COMIC: Snowball!) Trying to return Decky home, the Doctor visited an asteroid on the Cosmic Museum, only to discover the asteroid had been dedicated to his eleven lives, with items and creatures from his past. He stopped the curator of the museum, his biggest fan, from turning him and his TARDIS into exhibits, which resulted in the Asteroid's destruction when the creatures contained inside went on the rampage. (COMIC: Museum Piece) The Doctor eventually returned Decky to his homeworld, Sirus, and stopped a rogue Flamboon from erasing the planet's population. He also relocated the whole population to Flamboon Moon 2, where he parted company with Decky. (COMIC: The Tail of Decky Flamboon)
Messages to the past
Whilst searching for Clara, the Doctor visited Oxford on the 23 November 2013, where he discovered that Alice Watson and Cedric Chivers had apparently created a time machine. However this turned out to be a plan by an alien race called the Creevix who wanted to control time. To stop them, the Doctor sent messages to his previous selves. (AUDIO: The Time Machine)
He sent a message to the Susan Foreman via a radio DJ while she and the First Doctor were on Earth in October 1963. The message involved introducing Cedric Chivers to Bob Dylan. (AUDIO: Hunters of Earth) He contacted the Fourth Doctor and Romana whilst they were inside the Babblesphere, to make sure they didn't destroy it and sent it to the Stellaris Museum of Artificial Intelligence. (AUDIO: Babblesphere) Via the TARDIS Internal Communication System, he contacted the Eighth Doctor in London in 1935 to get him to clear up interference in the form of an alien invasion using the William Tell Overture to invade the Earth. (AUDIO: Enemy Aliens) Clearing the interference not only allowed the Fourth Doctor copy to lure the Creevix to 2013, it also allowed the Eleventh Doctor to send the messages to his other selves. (AUDIO: The Time Machine) Using his psychic paper, he sent a message to the Second Doctor in 2724 to ensure he saved Sophie Topolovic's research on the Quiet Ones. (AUDIO: Shadow of Death) Using the Voice of Stone, he contacted the Seventh Doctor and Ace aboard the Obscura in the 49th century to make sure that they saved Captain OhOne. (AUDIO: Shockwave) In the form of a distress beacon of the Howling Jupiter and a video message left in the control room of the wreck, he told the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble to stop the Wraith Mining Cartel, by locating Professor Merrit Erskine, obtaining his research and using it to make sure the existence of slaughter crystals on the planet of Death's Deal is made known to galactic authorities. He also told them to ensure that Lyric Erskine survived. (AUDIO: Death's Deal) Hijacking a giant television screen in New Vegas, he told the Ninth Doctor to save the life of Police Chief James McNeil. (AUDIO: Night of the Whisper) Using an Ovid sphere, he contacted the Fifth Doctor in England in the 1920s to ensure that he delivered the Ovid sphere back to the Ovids instead of destroying it. (AUDIO: Smoke and Mirrors) Via a recording on a telephone, he sent a message to the Third Doctor to ensure he saved the therocite and send it to Professor Reynart. (AUDIO: Vengeance of the Stones) Via the TARDIS, he contacted the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown to ask them to obtain an omni-paradox from the Santa Maria on 12 October 1492, and store it in the TARDIS. (AUDIO: Trouble in Paradise) The omni-paradox allowed the TARDIS to escape and rescue the Eleventh Doctor from the alternate future created by the Creevix timeline. (AUDIO: The Time Machine)
The Ovids, impressed with Tegan, shared their knowledge with humanity in the far future, giving the Eleventh Doctor the technology he needed to use the therocite, left behind by Reynart in his lab, which was now being used by Cedric, to destroy Cedric's time machine. The research on the Quiet Ones was used to create sub-pulsar transmissions, which were used to lure the Creevix into seeking out Cedric in 2013, after the copy of the Fourth Doctor inside the Babblesphere lured them there. The Bob Dylan music led to Cedric meeting his wife, and when the time came for him to use the time machine to complete the final step that would ensure the Creevix timeline, he hesitated, giving the Eleventh Doctor the time he needed to stop the Creevix. Lyric Erskine was the mother of Guy Taylor, the Time Agent that the Creevix erased from existence in order for their plan to succeed, and her survival led to her meeting Captain OhOne, who was Taylor's father, and conceive Taylor on their second honeymoon at the Memorial Hotel, founded by Mayor James McNeil. Taylor's restoration and arrival in 2013 was the final piece in erasing the Creevix timeline. (AUDIO: The Time Machine)
Lost and found
Once again searching for Clara, the Doctor took a break on an Earth, where he met a little girl, who advised him on finding his 'friend'. Unbeknownst to the Doctor, the girl was in fact a young Clara. (WC: The Bells of Saint John: A Prequel) Not knowing that he'd already found her, he continued his search.
On another trip to Earth, the Doctor found the Astro-Raptors had invaded with the use of Easter egg meteorites. He allied with a women called Pippa and transported the Astro-Raptors to a hovering deserted island. (COMIC: The Egg Hunt)
After spending a long time searching for Clara, the Doctor worked in solitude in a Cumbria monastery in 1207 to find out the meaning of "the woman twice dead". A 21st century version of Clara, having been given the number for the phone on the front of the TARDIS by "a woman in the shop", called the phone to speak to the Doctor about her Internet. Recognising Clara from her last two lives' final words, "Run you clever boy, and remember", the Doctor left Cumbria for 2013 London. However, Clara did not know who he was.
The Doctor put Clara under his protection when the Spoonheads tried to upload her soul through the Wi-Fi. When Clara was uploaded again, this time successfully, the Doctor reprogrammed a Spoonhead to reach Miss Kizlet's office in the Shard and upload her himself. He also used Miss Kizlet's tablet to make one of her workers, Mahler, obey her request to download her back to her body, as well as everyone else's minds uploaded for the Great Intelligence to feed on, due to her being part of the data cloud. UNIT came in to close down the company's activities, but not before Kizlet succeeded in returning the minds of the staff - including her own - to "factory specifications", erasing their memories. After Clara was saved, the Doctor offered her a place in the TARDIS, but she told him to ask her again the following day. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)
Adventures with the "Impossible Girl"
Setting off to find out who Clara was, the Doctor travelled back through her time stream, observing her parents' meeting and her mother's funeral. Even more confused to find that she seemed a normal girl and with no answers to the mystery, he returned to Clara the day after he left her and took her on a trip with him. She said she wanted to see "something awesome", so the Doctor took her to her to Akhaten, which he had visited with his granddaughter Susan in his first incarnation.
There, they watched the Festival of Offerings. Clara met Merry Galel, who was having second thoughts, and convinced her to sing the Long Song at the Festival. The Doctor and Clara went to see Merry sing, but something went wrong and Merry was taken by the Mummy. The Doctor and Clara saved her, and they discovered that not the mummy, but the planet Akhaten itself was the ancient god that wanted to feed on memories. Merry was taken to safety and the Doctor remained. As they listened to a new hymn sung by the worshippers, the Doctor tried to satisfy the parasite god with the remarkable story of his own existence. However, it took Clara to defeat Akhaten by feeding it the infinite possibilities of her mother's lost life, represented by the leaf that bought her parents together. Following this adventure, the Doctor returned Clara home. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)
Picking Clara up again, the Doctor went to Rolle Hill School to stop a carnivorous alien called the Drokkvid from going on the rampage and discovered it had been adopted by biology teacher, Miss Brayley. When it went on the rampage, he defeated it with compost from the school gardens. (COMIC: Teacher's Pet)
The Doctor and Clara next attempted to travel to Las Vegas, but the TARDIS instead brought them to the Firebird, a sinking Soviet submarine at the North Pole in 1983. The Doctor prevented the submarine from imploding, but the TARDIS automatically dematerialised, the Hostile Action Displacement System having activated.
While on the submarine, the Doctor found that an Ice Warrior, Skaldak, had attacked the submarine. He attempted to convince the submarine's crew to be peaceful to him, but Lieutenant Stepashin stunned Skaldak with a cattle prod. The Doctor ordered the crew to imprison Skaldak, but Skaldak managed to escape his capture and threatened to launch the submarine's nuclear missiles. The Doctor and Clara managed to make him hesitate his decision, and Skaldak and the submarine were rescued by an Ice Warrior ship. Skaldak left and remotely disarmed the submarine. The Doctor then confessed to setting the HADS, and found that it had sent the TARDIS to the South Pole. (TV: Cold War)
At some point, the Doctor and Clara encountered Amy Johnson, offering to take her to Baghdad to repair her plane to complete her journey from England to Australia. A few years after this encounter, Amy's plane was shot down over the English Channel during World War II. But the Doctor and Clara saved her from drowning, and took her to where she could continue flying. History recorded that Amy Johnson died after she was shot down. (COMIC: A Wing and a Prayer)
Travelling to Caliburn House in 1974, the Doctor posed as a government agent as a ruse to get the opinion of empath, Emma Grayling, about Clara. While investigating, he borrowed a camera from the owner of Caliburn House, a ghost hunter and retired spy Professor Alec Palmer. He took the camera to take pictures of the location spanning the history of the planet. Clara, who had been told by Emma to watch for "ice in his heart", was struck by how little the Doctor cared about the people who had died between the first and last stop in their trip. "We're all ghosts to you. We must be nothing."
She demanded to know what humans could possibly be to him, and he said, "you are the only mystery worth solving." They returned to Caliburn House in 1974, and the Doctor revealed that the Witch of the Well was not a ghost, but another time traveller, Hila Tacorien, stuck in a collapsing pocket universe and pursued by the Crooked Man. He helped Emma to save Hila by jumping into the pocket universe, but was trapped there himself, with the Crooked Man after him. After Clara convinced the TARDIS to fly in to save him, the Doctor played matchmaker, revealing that Hila was a descendant of Emma and Alec. He then realised that the "monster" trapped in the pocket universe was only trying to make it back to Normal Space to be reunited with his "mate". He returned to the pocket universe to save the creature. (TV: Hide)
While the Doctor was out, the TARDIS demonstrated her antagonism toward Clara by deleting her bedroom and creating a holographic leopard while she was in the bathroom. (HOMEVID: Clara and the TARDIS) After this, he and Clara made an arrangement: he would pick her up every Wednesday and they would have adventures, but unlike his previous companions, she wouldn't travel aboard the TARDIS on a permanent basis as she had responsibilities on Earth. (TV: Nightmare in Silver)
Timelines in the TARDIS
While trying to teach Clara how to operate the TARDIS, the time machine was caught in a magnetic hobble-field from a space salvage ship, operated by the Van Baalen Bros. The TARDIS was successfully captured by the Van Baalen Bros., causing the TARDIS to leak the past and future. In the confusion, the Doctor made it out of the TARDIS, while Clara ended up lost in her, her hand burnt from a mysterious device she touched beforehand. After taking the remote control for the magno-grab out of Gregor's pocket, the Doctor forced the brothers, Gregor, Bram and Tricky, to help him find her by putting the TARDIS in lock-down and setting a non-existent self-destruct program.
Despite the Doctor's warnings, Gregor convinced Bram to salvage the console. While doing so, Bram was killed by a mysterious creature. The remaining three ended up in an echo of the console room. Discovering Clara in another echo room, he pulled her to safety from being killed by another creature. He revealed the apparent self-destruct program had been a ruse, but found the engines had become unstable due to time leakage triggered by the incident, requiring a trip to the "centre of the TARDIS": the engine room.
While travelling through the Eye of Harmony, the quartet were trapped by the creatures. The Doctor revealed the creatures were echoes of himself and the others, burnt by the Eye. Gregor and Tricky ended up turning into them, and the Doctor and Clara were forced to run away from them, ending up in a chasm. Believing they were going to die, the Doctor admitted that he knew her two previous incarnations and demanded to know what she really was. Clara didn't understand anything, leading the Doctor to deduce to himself there couldn't be a connection.
Realising the chasm wasn't really a chasm, but the TARDIS "snarling", the duo jumped from the chasm, ending up in the engine room. The Doctor found that the burn marks on Clara's hand had formed words: "Big friendly button". The Doctor realised they needed to go back to the point of the disaster and activate the magno-grab remote, which had caused the burn marks on Clara's hand before, to stop the field and prevent the disaster. Clara admitted that while wandering the TARDIS, she found out the Doctor's real name from a book. The Doctor promised her that she wouldn't remember, and he passed through a time rift to give the device to his past self.
After the younger Doctor pressed the button, the TARDIS disappeared, escaping the Van Baalens and preventing its engine failure. The Doctor said aloud to Clara that two days had been compressed into the space of one. The Doctor asked Clara if she felt safe travelling with him, and she agreed. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) The Doctor later displayed knowledge of both timelines. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)
The Doctor and Clara became separated after the Doctor was sucked into a white hole. While Clara remained in the TARDIS, the Doctor was left in a dimensional pocket. In order to make his way back to the ship, the Doctor developed a TARDIS detector. When they were reunited, only a few hours had passed for Clara, while three years had passed from the Doctor's perspective. (COMIC: Sky Jacks)
On their next adventure, the Doctor took Clara to Medattia in 1875, where they encountered two rival tribes, the Wynals and Gibbles, who had joined forces to hunt down the Gibwyn, a creature that they believed was cursing them following the death of two lovers. Disgusted and empatising with the creature, the Doctor raced to find the Gibwyn before the tribes. When he did, it was scared away by Voodoo priest Cronker. Investigating Cronker's Voodoo powers and his flaming skull, the Doctor discovered it was a genetic bonding device. He destroyed it, exposing the truth: Cronker had created the Gibwyn from his assembled son and his lover with the aim of using the fear of the Gibwyn to keep the two tribes apart. After releasing the young lovers, the Doctor and Clara attended their wedding, along with the two united tribes. (COMIC: The Curse of the Gibwyn)
The Doctor next took Clara to "the most beautiful garden in the universe" on the planet Iros. Their peace and tranquility was ruined when the Doctor accidentally insulted the garden's robot guardians, who hunted them down and tried to poison them. Fortunatly, the Doctor fixed the sprinkler system and brought life to a barren patch of the planet, which made him and Clara honoured guests on Iros. (COMIC: Gnome Guard)
Crimson Horror and Cybermen
Still investigating his new companion, the Doctor returned to Victorian times, taking Clara to 1893 Yorkshire; he was aiming for London, to see if Clara would recognise it from her Victorian life. They visited a town called Sweetville, which was run by Winifred Gillyflower and her mysterious partner. While investigating the town, the two were taken by Gillyflower's guards into a dungeon, where they were put in a strange red liquid - "the Crimson Horror". Clara was hypnotised by the matter and became one of Gillyflower's servant girls, while the Doctor was fossilised and could barely move. After being saved by Winifred's daughter Ada Gillyflower, who believed him to be a monster, he was found in a chamber by his Victorian friend, Jenny Flint; Jenny helped him reach a machine to recover, and the two went to find Clara. They eventually found her fossil as a porcelain doll inside a glass dome in one of Sweetville houses. He broke the glass, took Clara out and pulled her out of her 'puppet' condition.
The Doctor, once again, required the assistance of his "team", Jenny, Madame Vastra and Strax to defeat Mrs Gillyflower; Gillyflower, along with her mysterious partner—the repulsive red leech, Mr Sweet—planned to fire a rocket that would spread the "Crimson Horror" across the world, wiping humanity out. Clara smashed a chair into Mrs Gillyflower's control console. After the Crimson Horror was safely removed from the rocket by Vastra and Jenny, Mrs Gillyflower resentfully threatened to kill the Doctor, only to be shot by Strax. Mrs Gillyflower died and Mr Sweet was smashed to death by Ada. After saying goodbye to Ada and his three Victorian allies, the Doctor returned Clara back home in 2013 to the Maitland family house.
However, Angie and Artie Maitland, the children Clara nannied, had discovered historical photographs of his and Clara's adventures (including one from Clara's Victorian life) and blackmailed Clara into letting them go on a trip with her. (TV: The Crimson Horror)
The Doctor reluctantly took Angie, Artie and Clara to Hedgewick's World of Wonders, the "biggest theme park in the galaxy". However, they found the park had been shut down and put under military occupation. The Doctor convinced the platoon that he was an official searching for their missing Emperor and met Webley, the park's owner. Webley explained that there had been a war with the Cybermen and they had all been defeated, showing them several deactivated ones he had in his collection.
They met Porridge, a dwarf who operated a chess-playing Cyberman, who ran some of the park's attractions for them. Clara, Angie and Artie prepared to go home, but the Doctor convinced them to stay, suspicious of strange insects roaming the park. They turned out to be Cybermites, and they reactivated the Cybermen, which then kidnapped Webley, Angie and Artie.Setting off alone to rescue them, the Doctor found that Webley, Angie and Artie had all been put under Cybermen-control. Webley explained that the Cybermen were rebuilding themselves, and they needed a strong brain like the Doctor's, having upgraded themselves far enough to be able to use Time Lord body parts. The Doctor was infected by the Cybermites, and a Cyber-Planner took partial charge of the Doctor, dubbing itself "Mr Clever". The Doctor threatened to regenerate and thus destroy the implants, giving Mr Clever a stalemate. The Doctor challenged Clever to a game of chess, the winner getting control of the Doctor's mind. Clever accepted; however, the Doctor knew Clever wouldn't keep his promise.
Temporarily disrupting Clever's control with a golden ticket, the Doctor returned to Clara and had himself restrained in order to play the chess game. However, Clever managed to seize control of the Doctor again, and destroyed the trigger to a bomb the platoon had that would've been able to blow the planet up. With nothing left to fear, Clever sent out the army of Cybermen against Clara and the platoon.
The Doctor and Clever continued their game while the humans battled with the Cybermen. The Doctor said he had a way to defeat Clever in only three moves. Clever shut down the Cyberman army in order to use the Cybermen's processing power to bring in the "local resources" and find the strategy to win the game. Taking advantage of the distraction, the Doctor used a hand pulse to disable the implants. Angie realised that Porridge was the Emperor, and he explained that he'd never wanted to take the title. Porridge activated the bomb's countdown. Activating the bomb caught the attention of the Emperor's ship; it jumped to Hedgewick's World and beamed everyone to safety before the bomb imploded the planet with the Cybermen still on it. The Emperor asked Clara to marry him but she declined. The Doctor returned Clara, Angie and Artie back home, planning to pick Clara up the next Wednesday (or last Wednesday) for more adventures. After the three left the Doctor again wondered who Clara was. (TV: Nightmare in Silver)
The tomb at Trenzalore
When the Doctor returned to the Maitland house, Clara informed him, that via a conference call, he had been summoned to the one place he should never visit — Trenzalore — and that Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax had been kidnapped by the Whisper Men. Despite knowing that his trip to Trenzalore may have been his last, the Doctor felt he had a duty to save his Victorian allies and set off with Clara. After fighting off the TARDIS' attempts to avoid Trenzalore, they found it to be a war-ravaged place covered in gravestones, which included the tomb of the Doctor himself.
The Doctor was both distressed and confused when he came across River Song's gravestone, having placed her in the CAL data core on their first meeting. With an echo of a now dead River helping through a "conference call", Clara suggested that the gravestone was actually a secret entrance. The Doctor and and Clara crashed through the stone. The Great Intelligence was waiting there with his hostages, and wanted to enter the Doctor's tomb to uncover his greatest secret: his real name.
As they travelled through a future decaying TARDIS, Clara began to remember the events of the alternative timeline, when the Doctor told her about her multiple lives. They eventually made their way to the Doctor's tomb, where the Great Intelligence demanded the Doctor tell him his true name. When he refused, River uttered it, and the door opened.
Inside the tomb, the Intelligence entered the Doctor's timeline through an open wound in his time stream, rewriting his history, changing all his victories into losses. The universe began decaying, the thousands of civilisations saved by the Doctor perished. With no other choice, Clara did what she was destined to do: save the Doctor. She walked into the timeline, scattering herself across time and space. This action killed her true self, but created many other versions of her that saved the Doctor throughout his eleven lives, protecting his timeline and the cosmos.
After recovering, the Doctor had a final, emotional goodbye with his wife, having been able to see her echo all along and accepting that all things must come to an end. The Doctor went into his own timeline and saved Clara. As they embraced each other, Clara noticed an incarnation of the Doctor that she'd never met.The Doctor revealed this incarnation betrayed the name "the Doctor" due to his actions in life. He explained to Clara that the name a person chose was like a promise, and this unknown incarnation was "the one who broke the promise. He is my secret." The incarnation responded by defending his actions, saying that what he did, he did "without choice", and that he did it "in the name of peace and sanity", which the Eleventh acknowledged to be true but not "in the name of the Doctor." He and Clara left, with his mysterious incarnation watching them from afar. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)
Meeting with past Doctors
Having left Trenzalore, the Doctor and Clara ended a civil war among a race called the Frogmen. After this, his old companion Adam Mitchell, arrived, attacked the Doctor and kidnapped Clara. Returning to the TARDIS, the Doctor traced all the places in which Adam kidnapped his other companions, just after the kidnappings took place, where he attempted to gain information from people who were there. The Doctor found Adam had taken all alien technology from van Statten's vault. He found the Time Agent Adam captured and gained the means to track Adam's vortex manipulator. He got to Adam's Fortress in Limbo and found all his companions in stasis. Working alongside the Master, Adam then threatened to kill all the Doctor's companions, saying the Doctor could only save one.
After this, various TARDISes arrived, out of which appeared ten of the Doctor's incarnations. Under the orders of the Master, Adam released an army of Autons at them. However, the Doctor's former companion, Frobisher, shape shifted in order to infiltrate the Fortress and released all of the Doctor's companions, all of which began attacking the Autons.
The Master then revealed the Auton attack as a distraction, as he blasted the rest of the chronal energy he had drained into the Doctor's TARDISes. This would cause all of them to overload: destroying all of them and the Doctors at the same time and thus destroying the universe as well. Adam, deciding that he did not want the universe destroyed, fought back against the Master, eventually destroying the computer in an explosion that engulfed him. After the Master escaped, the Doctors forgave Adam's crimes as he died and buried him outside his time palace, with the inscriptions "Adam Mitchell, A Companion True." (COMIC: Prisoners of Time)
The Doctor and Clara were attacked by a mind parasite who fed off the "hellscape" dreams they created in their minds where the victims visualised "the worst thing they could ever imagine". In the Doctor's dream, he lived the life of a coward in a bureaucratic job, where the parasite (calling itself Mr Waites) appeared to be a human boss who promoted the Doctor to assistant mediator to deal with members of the public the Doctor was unable to help. In Clara's dream, she existed in a world without the Doctor. The Doctor and Clara were able to escape from their dreams as they knew something was wrong about them. Clara woke the other victims of Mr Waites by removing them from his tendrils, while the Doctor attached Waites' tendril to Waites' mind, destroying him. (COMIC: John Smith and the Common Men)
The Doctor arrived on Deadwood in 1882, where he met Oscar Wilde. It was during this time that the Doctor realised that the Earth was on trial in the late 19th century by Es'Cartrss of the Tactire, a foe who the Doctor thought he had defeated in his previous incarnation.
Es'Cartrss' plan involved resurrecting dead people, including Wild Bill Hickok. However, the Doctor defeated these revived cadavers. After this, the Doctor was forced to enter into the T'keyn Nexus in order to defend himself in the trial, all 12 of his incarnations appeared inside it to defend himself. Defeated in the trial, Es'Cartrss was apprehended by the T'Keyn and swore further revenge on the Doctor as it was being taken away. After this, the Doctor and Clara decided to take a trip to Shoreditch. (COMIC: Dead Man's Hand)
Arriving in Shoreditch, on 23rd November, 1963, the Doctor and Clara discovered a creature called the Shroud had entered Earth soon after the assassination of President Kennedy, and was feeding off of people's grief all around the world. The Doctor and Clara stopped the alien before it could take over the planet, and the whole event was written off as a chemical attack. (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)
The War Doctor
The Doctor got Clara a job at Coal Hill School in Shoreditch. After reuniting with her after work, he was contacted by his old friend, Kate Stewart and UNIT, who transported the TARDIS to the National Gallery. He saw the credentials of Elizabeth I, a 3-D portrait entitled Gallifrey Falls or No More, which shown the fall of Gallifrey's second city, Arcadia, during the Last Great Time War. Disturbed by the paintings existence on Earth, the Doctor was then taken by Kate to see figures had disappeared from paintings.
However, the Doctor then saw a time fissure opened by the Moment and travelled back to 1562, where he met the his previous incarnation, who was investigating Zygon activity around Elizabeth I. Both incarnations were then met by the Doctor who he had last encountered in his time stream on Trenzalore, who had travelled through the time fissure. However, they were then arrested by the guards of Elizabeth, who was apparently being impersonated by a Zygon. The three Doctors were imprisoned in the Tower of London. The Eleventh Doctor inscribed numbers in the cell which would enable the vortex manipulator UNIT possessed to be activated. Clara used this to travel back to 1562 and met the three Doctors. Elizabeth showed them the Zygons were hiding in pictures until Earth was more suitable for conquest. She then revealed she had killed the Zygon impersonating her and been impersonating it. She then married the reluctant Tenth Doctor, who left in the TARDIS with his past and future selves and Clara.
In the 21st century, the Zygons had entered the Black Archive, where UNIT kept dangerous technology. Kate Stewart entered and activated the countdown to a nuclear warhead that would destroy London but prevent the Zygons taking over the world. The TARDIS was unable to enter the TARDIS-proof Tower. The Eleventh Doctor called Kate on the Space-Time Telegraph but she refused to halt the countdown. The War Doctor then had an idea. The Eleventh Doctor called McGillop in the past to move Gallifrey Falls to the Black Archive. The three Doctors and Clara then froze themselves in the painting and forced their way out as Kate and her Zygon double argued over the countdown. The three Doctors caused everybody else in the room save Clara to forget whether they were Zygon or not, causing both Kates to stop the countdown and begin work on a treaty. The War Doctor then travelled back to the Time War to use the Moment to destroy Gallifrey, having seen how his future selves would turn out.
However, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors followed him back to use the Moment with him, finally accepting him as the Doctor. Clara objected to this and the Moment projected an image of the war around them while the Doctors were reminded of who they were. The Doctors then decided not to use the Moment and formed a plan to save Gallifrey but maintain the timeline. They would make Gallifrey disappear, and the Daleks firing on Gallifrey would be destroyed in the crossfire, making it appear they were both annihilated. The Doctors called all their previous incarnations and a future incarnation to use all their TARDISes to save Gallifrey. Together the Doctors were able to freeze Gallifrey in a pocket universe.
The Eleventh Doctor met up with the War and Tenth Doctors in the National Gallery, unaware if they had succeeded or failed in saving Gallifrey. The previous Doctors left, knowing they wouldn't remember these events. Finally rid of the pain that the war had left him with and now knowing the real truth, the elated Doctor then met the Curator of the Gallery. He explained that the two titles of the painting, No More and Gallifrey Falls were in fact one title — Gallifrey Falls No More. The Doctor realised that the attempt at freezing Gallifrey worked. The Curator explained to the Doctor that Gallifrey was lost and the Doctor had "a lot to do". The Doctor departed to find Gallifrey. Some time later, the Doctor had a dream in which he, with all his past selves, looked upon Gallifrey. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
Battle for Trenzalore
Eventually, the Doctor, along with thousands of other ships, discovered a mysterious message being broadcast across the universe from a planet, a message that no-one could understand. After boarding both Dalek and Cyberman ships to find out more and barely escaping with his life, he visited Clara at Christmas and met her family. After helping her prepare Christmas dinner, the Doctor and Clara travelled to the Papal Mainframe, where the Doctor met an old friend of his, Tasha Lem. Tasha sent the Doctor and Clara to Christmas, a town on the planet, to investigate.
The Doctor was horrified to find a crack in time, through which the message was being broadcast - "Doctor Who?". The Doctor found it was the Time Lords, trapped in a pocket universe, trying to get out. If he spoke his name they would come out, but then the other ships would descend on the planet, beginning a new Time War. He then found the planet was in fact Trenzalore, centuries before his and Clara's first visit. He finally discovered this was the meaning of the "Silence Will Fall" prediction and was why the Silence had tried to kill him for such a long time.
Realising the battle that lay ahead of him, the Doctor tricked Clara into going home in the TARDIS as he didn't want to bury her after a lifetime of war. With his ship gone, the Doctor lived on Trenzalore for 300 years, defending the planet against Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels and Sontarans, in what was known as the Siege of Trenzalore. During this time, Handles was the Doctor's only companion, but he was forced to keep repairing him without the necessary spare parts. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
During this siege, he prevented Lord Ssardak and his Ice Warriors, Essbur and Zontan, from burying Christmas through an avalanche. (PROSE: Let it Snow), lost his left-leg fighting a Tsunami Snake, (PROSE: The Dreaming) and battled Krynoids with the help of Handles and a 10-year-old boy, Theol Willoughby. After the Krynoid's defeat, Theol made a special cane for the Doctor in memory of his father, who had died saving the Doctor years before. (PROSE: An Apple a Day) On a later occasion, the Doctor fought the Autons in the Outland, (PROSE: Strangers in the Outland) and the Krotons in the town. The Doctor defeated the Krotons after a grain warehouse was destroyed and the villagers hiding inside were killed, with the loss of life standing as a reminder for the townspeople that he could not save everyone. (PROSE: The Dreaming)
By this time, his age had caught up with him: he had grey hairs, some wrinkles and used a walking stick. When the TARDIS returned with Clara clinging onto the door, he and Clara reconciled. After this, Handles broke down completely, which reduced the Doctor to tears. The Doctor and Clara returned to the Papal Mainframe, discovering it was now the Church of the Silence. There, he learnt it was the Silence who blew up his TARDIS years previously. He discovered Tasha and her crew had been killed and turned into Dalek puppets, but Tasha was able to retain her mind.
Not wanting his friend to die, the Doctor sent Clara home again. After this, he spent a further 600 years on Trenzalore and became an incredibly old man, unable to regenerate and unwilling to change his own future by abandoning his adopted people. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
With his mind now deteriorating from old age, the Doctor encountered the Mara, who attempted to make a new body for itself; it was defeated when it melted from the salt-flavoured snow. (PROSE: The Dreaming) The Doctor also fought back-to-back with his former enemies, the Silents and eventually all but the Daleks were destroyed or retreated. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
The fall of the Eleventh
Tasha returned Clara to Trenzalore, as she didn't want the Doctor to die alone. Dying of old age, the Doctor continued to refuse to leave or release the Time Lords. Realising he would die soon anyway with no means of survival, the Doctor decided to surrender to his oldest and deadliest enemies.
At the top of Christmas' clock tower, the Doctor accepted his fate, knowing that he had no weapons or any regeneration energy left, having spent its entirety throughout every regeneration he had in his whole life (and small portions on other, smaller tasks). However another, much larger crack from Gallifrey opened in the sky. From it, the Time Lords granted him a new cycle of regenerations after persuasion from Clara. The Doctor apparently began to regenerate and channelled the explosive energy from his hands and head to destroy the attacking Daleks, including a Dalek saucer.
After protecting Trenzalore for 900 years, the Doctor returned to his TARDIS: his youth restored and apparently healthy. However, when Clara arrived, he told her he was still dying anyway, but it was taking some time for him to regenerate, for the regeneration she saw at the clock tower was a reset for his new cycle of regenerations. He flew away from Trenzalore in his beloved ship, now that the Siege had ended. Reminiscing about his long life, he made a promise to himself never to forget "when the Doctor was [him]". He then saw a hallucination of Amy Pond, first as a child, then her grown-up self walking up to him, saying, "Raggedy man. Goodnight."
As a sign of his changing days, he then removed his ever-present bow tie and dropped it to the floor. With a final smile to Clara, the process begun. Clara tearfully objected, reaching for him and begging him not to change, but, after one last reassuring "Hey...", he suddenly regenerated, in a quick burst, into his next incarnation. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
In an alternate timeline where the Time Lords never gave the Doctor more regenerations, the Doctor died on Trenzalore and was buried in a giant tomb made out of his own dying TARDIS. The tomb was surrounded by a battlefield graveyard containing the fallen from the Siege of Trenzalore, with the size of each gravestone proportionate to the rank of the buried soldier. The planet itself became a desolate wasteland covered with molten cracks, and without its original rings or moons, all of them destroyed. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)
- The Valeyard claimed that the last incarnation of the Doctor in his regenerative cycle was responsible for his birth. By this logic, it meant the Eleventh Doctor (viewed as a "Thirteenth Doctor"), having used up all his regenerations and trying to avoid his death, experimented with ways to break the twelve-regeneration limit imposed on Time Lords by Rassilon. Using a satellite orbiting Eta Rho, his experiments ended up creating the Valeyard. However, because the Valeyard's statements were duplicitous in nature, it is unclear if this was either truth or a fabrication. (AUDIO: Trial of the Valeyard)
- The Doctor, along with his other incarnations, attended Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart's funeral. (PROSE: The Gift)
This incarnation was energetic, lively, eccentric, and very alien compared to his previous incarnation. He was resourceful and quick-thinking, able to spin things to his point of view and find positive outlooks in negative situations, much like his previous incarnation. When things looked bleakest, he liked to have those around him focus on survival. When thinking about how to solve a problem, this Doctor blocked out all outside distractions, even his companions' comments. He told Amy, "You're dying, shut up" so he could concentrate on working out how to save her. This incarnation also believed that "patience is for wimps!" Unlike most of his predecessors, this Doctor had to stay busy because he'd lose his mind out of boredom. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, A Christmas Carol, Flesh and Stone, The Power of Three, Vincent and the Doctor, HOMEVID: Good Night, Bad Night)
This version of the Doctor seemed more susceptible to changes in personality; he grew more vicious, unforgiving, and developed a short temper when he didn't have company to restrain his dark side. When Kahler-Jex upset him, he nearly gave him up to Kahler-Tek. (TV: A Town Called Mercy) After losing the Ponds, he immediately fell into a depression that even his oldest friends could not get him out of until he met Clara Oswin Oswald, who revived the old Doctor. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen)
He fully expected his companions to disobey him, as all his previous incarnations' had, (TV: Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, The Doctor's Wife, Closing Time, The Angels Take Manhattan) so it came as a surprise when Clara Oswald actually listened. (TV: Cold War)
Much like his second incarnation, he showed a childlike recklessness, but always had a grand scheme behind his actions. He was often smug, occasionally boastful. The smugness he showed was described by Amy as being frightening. This incarnation of the Doctor was very kind to and admired by children for his eccentric, tender, playful and childlike personality. One child described him as funny. He showed a great deal of compassion for children, unable to resist helping if one was upset or scared. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, The Time of Angels, The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, Night Terrors, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Rings of Akhaten)
He thought aloud when he was panicking or stressed. The Eleventh tended to babble about what he knew about a current situation to come up with a plan, believing that he would have one when he finished talking. At one time he called this "riffing" and indicated that he fully expected to be interrupted. He also disliked being around people who were too slow to figure things out. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Hungry Earth, Flesh and Stone, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang, Day of the Moon, The Almost People, Night Terrors, Closing Time, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)
The Doctor showed arrogance at times, telling Amy, "Time is not the boss of me" and "You don't ever decide what I need to know". He often praised or congratulated himself on an extraordinary plan. Much like his seventh self, he was often deceptive and manipulative: lying, habitually putting elaborate plans in place and executing them, even if the plans emotionally hurt his loved ones. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, The Time of Angels,The Big Bang The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, The Wedding of River Song) He was frivolous at times, as when he told Riddell that he was leaving him behind to get some sweets. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship) However, his arrogance was a façade to hide his insecurities. He often felt guilty over ruining his companions' lives. Even while companions from his previous lives were no longer with him, the Doctor still cared a great deal about them; he sought out Jo to keep the promise he made in his third incarnation, and was saddened enough by news of the Brigadier's death to give up his farewell tour. (TV: Death of the Doctor, The Wedding of River Song) Despite his willingness to sacrifice himself, and the fact that he cared deeply about his companions, the Doctor admitted that he could be selfish at times. The Doctor's selfishness was also shown by his immense attachment to his sonic screwdriver. Although he could get another one from the TARDIS, he forced Clara to give up her leaf and her mother's ring, which were both extremely important to her, simply because the sonic screwdriver was useful. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)
The Eleventh Doctor was very hostile to the Daleks, much like most of his predecessors, saying they were the worst things in creation and attacking one to provoke it. (TV: Victory of the Daleks) He showed considerable brutality towards them and seemed to take a rather sadistic pleasure in destroying them, much like his ninth incarnation. (TV: The Wedding of River Song) He was also disgusted when he learned the Daleks considered hatred to be beautiful, having previously thought they had "run out of ways to make me sick". However the Doctor genuinely felt sorry for Oswin Oswald after he realised that she had been turned into a Dalek and although he told her that she was no longer human he still treated her like one due to the fact she retained her humanity. He was grateful to her for allowing him and his friends to escape and reluctant to leave her behind only doing so when she ordered him to run. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)
The Eleventh Doctor, like his predecessors, preferred to settle problems through negotiation rather than violence. Not unlike his previous incarnation, he could be ruthless at times, exhibiting an arrogance that, combined with his ruthlessness, turned to righteous anger. Under the influence of that anger, he would strike out at those who committed horrific acts. As part of this, he seemed to lose his predecessors' aversion to guns, using one to shoot a gravity globe (TV: The Time of Angels) and holding one on Kahler-Jex to force him to surrender to the Gunslinger. (TV: A Town Called Mercy) However, in his later years, especially during the Siege of Trenzalore, he would use violence. (TV: The Time of the Doctor) The Doctor once destroyed an entire planet to stop the Cybermen, albeit when there was no other way and only a few people on the planet. (TV: Nightmare in Silver)
The Doctor was an intimidating figure, being able to cower many people. This behaviour was not limited to his enemies though. At the very start of his adventures with Amy, he berated her angrily and raged, vowing to leave her back at home. (TV: The Beast Below). He displayed this attitude again with her when he threw her against a wall at the acid factory. (TV: The Almost People) This relationship with those around him was inverted when with Clara Oswald. In this case, he buckled before her, cowering on multiple occasions, such at Hedgewick's and his own TARDIS. (TV: Nightmare in Silver, The Rings of Akhaten, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
This Doctor also had a very distrusting nature, telling River Song he didn't trust her despite commenting that he loved a "bad girl". (TV: The Impossible Astronaut) However, he eventually grew to love River enough to forgive her attempted murder of him. (TV: The Wedding of River Song) His lack of trust in others was also shown by the way he acted with Clara Oswald. Although he was nice to her when they were together, the Doctor grew brooding and suspicious whenever Clara's back was turned. Furthermore, he didn't seem to respect her and Clara thought he considered her to just be a ghost rather than a human. The Doctor was also shown to be a bit of a stalker since he followed Clara through her timeline in an attempt to find out more about her. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)
When the Eleventh Doctor interrogated Alaya, he demonstrated he still felt the loneliness of being the last of his kind. (TV: The Hungry Earth) At one time, this Doctor was given a ray of hope that he wasn't the last of the Time Lords, and chased it to a bubble universe. When it turned out that he was indeed the last, he began to cry. He also indirectly expressed to Amy that he desired to be forgiven for what he had done in the Time War. (TV: The Doctor's Wife) This incarnation of the Doctor had an intense sadness that was almost an exhausted pain, as though his hearts had taken too much strain over the years. (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone) Perhaps because of this, the Doctor had a tendency towards self-loathing for his actions. He was able to realise that the Dream Lord was an aspect of his unconscious because "Nobody in the universe could hate me as much as I do." (TV: Amy's Choice) He was more compassionate than his immediate predecessor, when the TARDIS created a holographic interface in his image, he told the computer to show someone he liked; he then rejected images of Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, and Donna Noble, stating, "There must be someone's life I haven't screwed up yet!" (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) The Doctor also hated himself for being merciful due to the deaths that always followed, seeing that victims of the Master and the Daleks could have been saved if he hadn't been so kind to his enemies. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)
This incarnation was willing to sacrifice himself for his friends or for the greater good. He closed the Time Field knowing he would end up on the wrong side and be erased from reality. (TV: The Big Bang) He was also willing to blow up a submarine with nuclear missiles under Skaldak's control to keep the earth from being destroyed. (TV: Cold War) While he originally refused to blow up a planet with a dozen people on it to stop a single Cyberman, this changed when he learned there were three million Cybermen getting ready to slaughter everyone, build a ship and conquer the universe. The Doctor confided to Porridge that he believed their sacrifice was worth it to stop the Cybermen. Ultimately he succeeded in destroying the planet and saving himself and the other survivors due to Porridge. (TV: Nightmare in Silver) He often put aside his own safety if his companions were endangered, shown by his decision to risk collapsing his entire timestream to save Clara Oswald. Despite this all this, he previously refused to consider himself a good man. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)
While initially shocked by River's romantic advances, (TV: Day of the Moon) he eventually enjoyed them and started flirting with her in return. When "he" married her, he used the Teselecta in his form to kiss her passionately. He visited her frequently after the wedding. (TV: The Wedding of River Song) He also made sure that he looked good before seeing her, making "final checks," and enjoyed touching and kissing her although their first kiss (in the Doctor's timeline) was awkward. (TV: Day of the Moon) He also used some of his regeneration energy to heal her wrist when she broke it; although this angered her because it was a waste. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan) He came to love River so much that he, after all he had seen and been through, couldn't bear to face her death and the prospects of never seeing his eccentric wife again. (TV: The Name of the Doctor) He later told Tasha Lem that he never would have made it as far as he did if he hadn't had River. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
Because Amy, Rory and River gave him what he missed, a family, he was very protective of them. Thus, he was completely devastated when Amy and Rory were made unreachable by the Weeping Angels. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan) After this, the Doctor became very depressed and decided that he didn't want to continue with his life as an adventurer and retired. (TV: The Great Detective) In truth, cared deeply for all his companions, including Clara Oswald. When Clara was in danger, he would often forget what was happening and run to her aid. (TV: Cold War) He even seemed to be attracted to her, often making comments about her appearance. When around her, he seemed to forget the concept of personal space. He would sometimes show her his affection for her, often kissing her forehead, cupping her face in his hands, hugging her a lot and constantly holding her hand. Mr Clever openly mocked the Doctor for his underlying attraction to her. (TV: Nightmare in Silver) Clara later admitted she fancied him while under the influence of a Truth Field, but he didn't discuss this revelation with her afterwards, too focused on discovering the source of a mysterious message. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
The Doctor also showed great sympathy for those who had suffered terribly at the hands of others. When he and Amy found the Tower of London on Starship UK, he used his screwdriver to let the humans hear the Star Whale's screams of agony and despite reservations felt that lobotomising the creature was the only way to end its pain and keep the ship running. (TV: The Beast Below) When he discovered the true reason behind Kahler-Tek's hostilities towards Kahler-Jex, he was at first enraged with Jex and even tried to sacrifice him to the cyborg but was talked out of it by Amy. After that he tried to find a peaceful resolution and convinced Tek that he still had a reason to live even after Jex committed suicide. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)
This Doctor also showed a fondness for music, and claimed to have played with various composers and musicians. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship) Amy Pond even once caught him attempting to conceal a Euphonium behind his back. (HOMEVID: Good Night) He also liked music more contemporary, at one time visiting a studio to contribute some urban backing vocals. (WC: Pond Life) However, he appeared to greatly dislike the "Chicken Dance", even grimicing upon hearing it. (TV: The Power of Three)
The Eleventh Doctor felt distressed when the subject of his past came into question. River Song stated that he "did not like endings". Reflecting on bygone times or thinking about a season of his life coming to a close saddened him, especially if it concerned his own mortality. It also forced him to assess the mistakes and morally ambiguous acts he remembered from his other incarnations. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan, The Name of the Doctor) Despite this, he stayed at Clara's side while she was on her death bed, right until she passed, later visiting her grave to give her flowers. (TV: The Snowmen)
During his time on Trenzalore, the Doctor grew very protective of the people of the planet, unwilling to abandon them even to save himself. He also developed a friendship with a Trenzalore child named Barnable, and developed a fondness for the Cyberman head he named "Handles"--his only real companion for three hundred years, with Handle's "death" driving him to tears. Even centuries later when he was in a somewhat senile state, the Doctor still remembered Barnable and looked for him in everyone that arrived despite him being long-dead. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
Near the end of his life, this Doctor grew weary and accepting of his fate. Unlike his previous incarnations, the Tenth Doctor in particular, he did not try to avoid death, knowing when and how he was supposed to die due to an earlier adventure and resigned himself to that fate as he refused to abandon both the Time Lords and the people of Trenzalore. When the time came, the Doctor faced down the Daleks fearlessly, wanting a quick death and looking to protect Clara and the people of Christmas. However, when the Time Lords unexpectedly granted him a new cycle of regenerations, the Doctor regained his old vigour and fighting spirit. Though later restored to his youthful form, the Doctor continued to accept the forthcoming "death" of this incarnation, saying that people change through their lives and what is important is that they remember who they were. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
Habits and quirks
The Eleventh Doctor was known for a great dearth of peculiarities compared to his predecessors because of his more "alien" disposition. Among them, he had incredible eyesight and an eidetic memory. He could scan an entire scene and pick out tiny details. He encouraged his companions to do the same. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, A Christmas Carol, Let's Kill Hitler, Asylum of the Daleks) He also took a liking to people who were very observant and good at making deductions like himself, such as Rita. (TV: The God Complex)
He talked with his hands and calculated with gestures. Some of these movements appeared unnecessary and looked as though he was wildly flapping his arms around. This carried over to simply standing around and walking without being able to decide what he wanted to do with his arms, and even in the act of kissing someone. (TV: Flesh and Stone, The Snowmen) The Eleventh Doctor flailed about so often that the War Doctor asked him if he was capable of talking without making gestures, to which the Doctor responded that he couldn't. (TV: Flesh and Stone, The Day of the Doctor) He spun in circles when walking if showing off or needing time to think, and liked to cast an imposing figure on enemies by slouching smugly in seats when he had the upper hand. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Vampires of Venice, A Good Man Goes to War, Night Terrors) Occasionally, he uttered malapropisms. (TV: The Time of Angels, The Vampires of Venice)
He rambled, making rapid amendments to his speech, sounding like he was talking nonsense. Merely trying to find a point of reference for someone to understand something new and unusual became a laborious task. The Eleventh Doctor would try to offer a metaphoric statement or a simile, but often disapproved of his own contrived explanations and rejected them just as quickly, asking those in earshot to forget them as well. (TV: The Time of Angels, The Vampires of Venice, A Christmas Carol, The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Night Terrors, The Day of the Doctor) When upset, he tended to shift his jaw in bemusement, and could accidentally walk a few paces beyond people he was talking to without noticing. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Big Bang, The Snowmen) When he felt the need to affirm someone's faith in him, he liked to "cross his hearts". (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)
The Eleventh Doctor's spinning habits were especially defined. He tended to twirl around in 360 degree spins on his heels, or make 270 degrees spins to the right just so he could turn left (or vice versa). He spun in such a routinely way, it apparently turned into a natural reflex. This Doctor was known for spinning when bewildered to get a panoramic view of an unfamiliar room, wishing to quickly perform an about face to leave an area in a hurry, or simply indulge himself in a whimsical act done out of excitement. (TV: The Vampires of Venice, Closing Time, Nightmare in Silver, et al.) He even used his habitual twirling as a dance move, one instance being Rory and Amy's wedding reception. (TV: The Big Bang) He also liked another move called the "drunk giraffe". (TV: The Big Bang, The Time of the Doctor) On the other hand, the Doctor's motor skills could be quite uncoordinated at times. He difficulty breaking in the "steering" at the start of this incarnation, and tended to walk into things. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Impossible Astronaut)
He had the occasional habit of bopping someone on the head when they do something stupid (in this case, Rory Williams), (TV: Amy's Choice, The Rebel Flesh) or holding someone's head when attempting to console them. (TV: Cold Blood, The Almost People)
This Doctor appeared to like how he looked as he admired himself in a mirror more than once. (TV: The Vampires of Venice, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, Night Terrors) However, he became annoyed when someone else looked in a mirror, though it was when his companions were in danger. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
The Eleventh Doctor liked fish custard (TV: The Eleventh Hour) and Jammie Dodgers, (TV: Victory of the Daleks, The Impossible Astronaut) but disliked drinking any kind of wine. Whenever he took a swig of wine, he would grimace and spit it out immediately. (TV: The Lodger, The Impossible Astronaut). Though he originally hated apples, (TV: The Eleventh Hour) the Doctor seemed to begin liking them. (TV: The God Complex)
He was fond of hats and often tried to find one to wear. Such hats included a top hat, (PROSE: Paradox Lost, TV: The Big Bang, Let's Kill Hitler), a fez (TV: The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut, Death is the Only Answer) a Stetson. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song) and on one occasion, a bowler hat. (TV: The Crimson Horror)
He wore bowties, often insisting, "Bowties are cool", usually when Amy recommended getting rid of it. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War) After losing Amy and Rory to the Weeping Angels, (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan) the Doctor stopped wearing bowties. (TV: The Great Detective) However, he soon resumed wearing them after meeting Clara Oswald. (TV: The Snowmen)
He usually referred to things as "cool"; said things were generally unpopular. Amongst them were his bow ties, fezzes, (TV: The Big Bang) Stetsons, (TV: The Impossible Astronaut) Apollo technology, (TV: Day of the Moon) bunk beds (TV: The Doctor's Wife) and glasses. (TV: The Girl Who Waited) The Doctor used analogies of what higher technology or people could be compared to and would then change his mind, saying that the comparisons were not like that at all. (TV: Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth, The Big Bang, Space, The Doctor's Wife, The Girl Who Waited) He had also showed an interest in knitting, or learning to knit. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Wedding of River Song)
Like his predecessor's repetition of the word, "What", when confused, the Eleventh Doctor would repeat, "No", if something went horribly wrong, or say it as a warning. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, Victory of the Daleks, Vincent and the Doctor, Night Terrors, The Wedding of River Song, Cold War) He also displayed a liking for the word, "geronimo", often exclaiming it when diving into a new or unexpected situation, although he also used it on occasion as a word of approval for a set of clothes Amy gave him. (TV: The End of Time, The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, The Big Bang, The Wedding of River Song) This Doctor occasionally used the word "Yowzah", as well. (TV: The Almost People, TV: The Angels Take Manhattan, TV: The Name of the Doctor)Occasionally, the Doctor would tease or flirt with River Song, annoying onlookers. (TV: The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone, The Big Bang, The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, Let's Kill Hitler, The Wedding of River Song) However, despite being husband and wife, the Doctor could still be hostile towards River at times when her refusal to listen to him would end up costing people their lives. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler, The Wedding of River Song)
He had a habit of referring to his companions by surname, much as his first incarnation had with Ian Chesterton, though this was a sign of affection rather than to annoy his companions. (TV: The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut, TV: Death of the Doctor) He frequently said "Come along, Pond!" to Amy.
This incarnation also got distracted easily. Sometimes it pertained to something only he found fascinating, even disregarding important matters. His companions noticed this and tried to make sure he wasn't. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, Victory of the Daleks, The Vampires of Venice, Amy's Choice, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, The Lodger, The Big Bang, A Christmas Carol, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh, Let's Kill Hitler, The God Complex)
When facing a personal problem, a sense of honour or when seeing a situation as too dangerous for his companions, the Doctor would demand they return to the TARDIS or would leave them in the safest place possible. At times, he would trick them into doing so or have someone else return them home. (TV: Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels, The Vampires of Venice, The Doctor's Wife, A Good Man Goes to War, The Time of the Doctor)
The Eleventh Doctor could analyse objects by taste or smell. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels, The Hungry Earth, Day of the Moon, The Bells of Saint John) Like his previous and fourth incarnations, he took random objects from his pockets to assist him in a situation although some of them made little sense (TV: Victory of the Daleks, The Vampires of Venice, The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood, The Rebel Flesh) He still relied on his psychic paper, though to a lesser extent than his previous incarnation. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Vampires of Venice, The Hungry Earth, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, A Christmas Carol, The Rebel Flesh, Night Terrors)
Much like his previous incarnation, he felt his age when it took him a longer time to figure things out. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor) Because of his age, he was sometimes pessimistic looking at the negative things about life. (TV: Closing Time) However, he admitted he could see the positive things with help from companions. (HOMEVID: Meanwhile in the TARDIS)
He also had an apparent affinity for Earth pop culture, much like his previous incarnation, striking up friendships with the likes of Frank Sinatra (TV: A Christmas Carol), appearing with Laurel and Hardy in a movie (TV: Let's Kill Hitler), and even recording backing vocals for a rap singer. He also at one point had a dalliance with iconic early-20th century spy Mata Hari. (WC: Pond Life)
In this life, the Doctor felt distressed when the subject of his past came into question. River Song stated that he "did not like endings". Reflecting on bygone times or thinking about a season of his life coming to a close saddened him, especially if it concerned his own mortality. It also forced him to assess the mistakes and morally ambiguous acts he remembered from his other incarnations. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan, The Name of the Doctor) Despite his dislike of looking back on his previous lives, the eleventh was perfectly comfortable with mementos of his past. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor, TV: Death of the Doctor, GAME: TARDIS)
Skills and abilities
The Doctor was a brilliant strategist, able to defeat a whole army, apart from the Headless Monks, in the Battle of Demon's Run in only three minutes and forty two seconds (just two seconds longer than he had estimated). Although he rarely got into combat personally, his name was translated to "Mighty Warrior" by the people of the Gamma Forests, although this might be due to his brilliant strategic abilities rather than his physical skills. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) During the Siege of Trenzalore, the Doctor was able to defeat many opponents despite the various tricks they tried to use, defeating them with a clever move, such as using the Truth Field to trick a Wooden Cyberman. (TV: The Time of the Doctor) He was also an extremely good detective, being able to notice tiny details that most people would miss. As Ninth Doctor had with Blon, he was able to anticipate how Melody Pond would attempt to assassinate him, although, after several failed attempts Melody managed to poison him with a kiss. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) During his retirement however, his detective skills seemed to have grown rusty from lack of use, though they seemed to return following the end of his self-imposed exile. (TV: The Snowmen, Hide) The Eleventh Doctor could also analyse objects by taste or smell, similar to his previous and fifth incarnations. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels, The Hungry Earth, Day of the Moon)
Though he showed disdain for them, like his predecessors, claiming they "made people stupid" (COMIC: Assimilation²), the Doctor was willing to use a gun in a non-harmful way. He shot a gravity globe to allow himself and several others to escape from the Weeping Angels. (TV: Flesh and Stone) Later, after travelling alone for a time and while reflecting on the harm that sometimes resulted from his own mercy towards villains, he used a gun to threaten Kahler-Jex. This was much to the surprise and dismay of Amy Pond, who reminded him of his own reluctance to use weapons usually. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)
This incarnation was willing to resort to violence when he deemed it necessary (particularly when enraged), grabbing common household tools and effectively using them as weapons. In a fit of rage, he assaulted a Dalek with a wrench, then kicked it away and into a table. He later uppercutted Edwin Bracewell and knocked him to the floor, simply because he was on a time limit and it was the fastest method of making him lie down. (TV: Victory of the Daleks) While trapped in a dream created by the Dream Lord, he made use of a lamp to defend himself from an Eknodine, smashing it over the creature's head and knocking it off a porch roof. (TV: Amy's Choice) On one occasion the Doctor was also seen using a spear which he wielded to defend himself from Silents. (TV: The Wedding of River Song) He was effortlessly able to grab Kahler-Jex, bring him to the outskirts of Mercy and throw him over the town's limits. (TV: A Town Called Mercy) It is possible that he retained his previous incarnations' knowledge of Venusian aikido, as he immediately broke into a defensive fighting stance after being accidentally hit from behind with a football by a young Clara Oswald. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)
He was extremely talented at football, despite temporarily getting it mixed up with other games. (TV: The Lodger) He was also able to knock over two Dalek puppets with a couple of kicks whilst he and Amy were fleeing from them. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)
This Doctor was exceptionally resilient and durable, capable of taking a direct shot from a weakened Dalek's gunstick and surviving long enough to make his way to the Pandorica and secure himself inside. (TV: The Big Bang) He was also quite strong, and was able to wrestle free of a Cyberman's grip. (TV: Closing Time)
The Doctor still possessed his amazing mechanical skills, being able to build a makeshift TARDIS out of the remains of destroyed TARDISes. (TV: The Doctor's Wife) He was also able to make a device that allowed him to swap his biology with another individual, allowing him to transport himself to Earth without the TARDIS while causing Clyde Langer to be sent to another planet. (TV: Death of the Doctor) He showed extensive knowledge of computers and coding, and proved to be a skilled hacker. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, The Bells of Saint John)
The Eleventh Doctor could also use telepathy. When speed was essential, he chose to painfully headbutt Craig Owens to transfer memories into his mind. (TV: The Lodger) Sometimes his use of touch telepathy caused him pain, as in the above mentioned headbutt and his first attempt to communicate with the Flesh, though it was implied that the latter was a result of the Flesh probing him whilst he probed it. (TV: The Rebel Flesh) The Doctor also shown the ability to quiet "lifeforms with underdeveloped brains", much to the wonderment of Craig Owens, who believed it to be a form of hypnosis. He claimed that it only worked once on any individual. (TV: Closing Time)
The Doctor also had the ability to open the TARDIS with a snap of his fingers. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, Day of the Moon) Because he was a Time Lord, the Doctor could also remember alternate timelines. (TV: The Big Bang, The Wedding of River Song, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)
The Doctor also stated that he spoke every language, including cat, horse, and baby. (TV: The Lodger, A Town Called Mercy, Closing Time) He was also a skilled artist, at one point creating a detailed portrait of the Victorian incarnation of Clara Oswald prior to meeting the 21st century version. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)
This incarnation had long, dark hair which initially made him briefly believe himself female. He confirmed that he wasn't by feeling his Adam’s apple. He was then annoyed that his regeneration had not made him ginger, (TV: The End of Time) a disappointment he had similarly expressed in his previous incarnation. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) He had softer features than his tenth incarnation, with a large chin, which his TARDIS – and sometimes others – found hilarious, and green eyes. (TV: The Doctor's Wife, Asylum of the Daleks) Upon inspecting his nose, the Doctor commented, "I've had worse". (TV: The End of Time) He claimed his feet were size 10, but quite wide, when asking for a replacement pair of shoes. (TV: The Rebel Flesh) Occasionally, when imprisoned, he grew a scruffy beard, which he always shaved off soon after. (TV: Day of the Moon, The Wedding of River Song) Like his ninth incarnation, he had large ears that were very prominent when his head was shaved. Clara remarked they "were like rocket fins". (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
Similar to his third and eighth incarnations, (TV: Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who) the eleventh incarnation stole his clothing from the staff room of a hospital. The outfit consisted of a plain brown tweed jacket with elbow patches, a dress shirt, a bow tie, braces, rolled up navy-blue trousers and black boots. He would change the colour of his shirt, bow tie and braces from burgundy to blue, (TV: The Eleventh Hour) though he once wore a purple bow tie and suspenders. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut) He wore a gold wristwatch with an expansion band on his left wrist, with the face on the back of his wrist rather than the front. (TV: Victory of the Daleks et al)
His second jacket was checked (TV: Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone) though he lost it while escaping from Weeping Angels aboard the Byzantium. (TV: Flesh and Stone) After that he resumed wearing his first jacket. (TV: The Vampires of Venice) This jacket was temporarily ruined, along with his burgundy shirt, first burgundy bow tie, navy blue trousers, and boots, when a Stone Dalek's gunstick blast struck him and badly burned his clothes. After he flew the Pandorica into the heart of the TARDIS explosion, the damage to his clothes was reversed, but he was not seen wearing them again after he disappeared from time. When Amy remembered him and the Doctor returned to reality, he had on full evening dress for her wedding. It is possible these clothes were erased from existence and Amy remembered him in wedding-appropriate attire instead. (TV: The Big Bang)
This Doctor was fond of hats. While in the National Museum, he found a fez he liked a lot, stating that "fezzes are cool". It was later removed by Amy and destroyed by River Song, who did not share his sentiments. (TV: The Big Bang) He looked for another, which he found and wore during a trip with Kazran Sardick and Abigail Pettigrew. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, A Christmas Carol) He received a Stetson hat from Craig Owens, which he wore into the Teselecta, who replicated it for his trip in America (the replica was shot by River, as well.) (TV: Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song) He later wore a different one while Marshal of Mercy, but he gave it to Kahler-Tek upon making him the new Marshall. (TV: A Town Called Mercy) He wore a top hat occasionally, at Amy and Rory's wedding, (TV: The Big Bang), after having been poisoned by River, (TV: Let's Kill Hitler), and for nights out. (HOMEVID: Night and the Doctor)
While attending Amy and Rory's wedding, the Doctor wore a formal tailcoat with a white bow tie, white scarf, and a black top hat. (TV: The Big Bang) He wore it again when confronting the Teselecta, along with a sonic cane. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)
While travelling with the married couple, the Doctor wore a new tweed jacket with a faint striped pattern, a checked shirt with a burgundy bow tie and braces, new black trousers and new boots. He would vary the design of his shirt and tie. While visiting Abigail Pettigrew every Christmas Eve, he wore many different outfits, including a long multicoloured scarf similar to ones worn by his fourth incarnation, a white tuxedo and black bowtie while visiting California in 1952 and a fez on a trip to Egypt. (TV: A Christmas Carol)
During his search for Melody Pond and often afterwards, he would wear a dark green overcoat, mostly in places that were cold. However, he still switched it with the tweed jacket when he felt like it. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler, The Girl Who Waited, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song)
After losing the "Ponds", he started wearing Amy's glasses for reading. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan onwards) Later when he "retired" to the Victorian era, the Doctor wore appropriate clothing including a battered felt top hat, a burgundy frock coat, a waistcoat with collars and a pocket watch with fob chain. He initially discarded his bow tie for a proper tie, but soon inadvertently put it back on as he regained his sense of adventure. (TV: The Great Detective, The Snowmen) He re-donned this outfit (minus the top hat) while investigating Christmas. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
While on his search for Clara, the Doctor was still wearing the attire that he'd worn while travelling with the Ponds. He unknowingly met a young version of Clara while wearing this, thus the Doctor must have been wearing this in that Clara's first memories of him. (WC: The Bells of Saint John: A Prequel)
After meeting the 21st century version of Clara while wearing a monk's robe, the Doctor returned to the TARDIS to get changed. He pulled two coats out of a clothing compartment beneath the console: his tweed jacket, and a burgundy cashmere coat that reached mid-thigh. He chose the burgundy coat, wearing it with a new pair of brown leather boots, his braces, and his black jeans. He also donned a new bow tie, kept in a small box inside the compartment. (TV: The Bells of Saint John) His bow tie would alternate between different patterns, rather than the solid colours he wore previously. This became his new attire. [source needed]
In his following adventure, he started wearing cuffs on his sleeves. Also he added a grey waistcoat for an appearance similar to what he had worn in Victorian London, complete with a fob watch. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten) By the time he encountered the Cybermen on Hedgewick's World of Wonders he was wearing a 6-buttoned vest, which had a collar, which were navy blue in colour. (TV: Nightmare in Silver) He later added another black waistcoat with a light check pattern. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
Whilst on Trenzalore, the Doctor resumed wearing his frock coat from his "retirement" period in Victorian London. Over his centuries-long stay on Trenzalore, his hair greyed and he aged drastically, his clothes growing steadily worn out. The Doctor also adopted a walking stick to aid him in his old age. After partially regenerating atop the Christmas Clock Tower, the Doctor returned to be — as Clara Oswald put it — "young again" before regenerating into his next incarnation. His final outfit consisted of his purple cashmere frockcoat, a blue shirt, black jeans, the black waistcoat with its light check pattern, one of his later pair of boots, grey braces and a purple polka-dot bow tie he'd adopted before saving Gallifrey. Before regenerating he removed the bow tie to symbolise the change. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
The Eleventh was likely the incarnation of the Doctor who had met his own incarnation or copies of it the most times. Very often through copying himself, the Doctor encountered (and occasionally battled) himself at the very least seven times. Amongst those instances were:
- Almost immediately after his regeneration, Prisoner Zero imitated the Eleventh Doctor's form through Amy Pond's mind. He did not recognise himself, having not yet had the time to study his new appearance. When the Doctor made Amy remember the alien's true form, Prisoner Zero immediately reverted to it. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)
- The Doctor later encountered a version of himself from a few minutes later who claimed to be dying. In reality, the older Doctor was buying himself time to enter the Pandorica by letting the Dalek chase his younger self and his friends. (TV: The Big Bang)
- The Doctor again met himself when a Doctor from a few seconds later told him to use the wibbly lever to fix the space and time loops occurring within the TARDIS. (TV: Time)
- A Ganger replica of the Doctor was made when he and his companions arrived at St John's Monastery. These two Doctors worked together to battle the fighting between the humans and the Gangers, even switching roles to prove a point. The Ganger was destroyed saving his Time Lord self from Jennifer Lucas' Ganger. (TV: The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People)
- While River Song was on her first date with the Doctor, another River and Doctor entered the TARDIS. The two Doctors exchanged a dialogue about River's fate and their last date with her at Darillium. (TV: Last Night)
- Knowing he was to die, the Doctor hid in a Tesselecta copy of himself to keep himself safe. He interacted with his companions through the Tesselecta, and then was supposedly murdered by River Song safe inside the robot duplicate. His "body" was also supposedly burned, but both the real Doctor and the ship remained scorched. He used this to pretend as if he were dead, and decided to keep a low profile from then on. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- The Doctor once again used a copy of himself to battle against the Great Intelligence and its human slave Kizlet, this time in the form of a Spoonhead. While still at a café controlling the Spoonhead remotely, the Doctor made his other self enter the Shard and release Clara Oswald from the Intelligence's databanks. He achieved this by uploading Kizlet herself so she'd want desperately to leave, and then using Kizlet's tablet to get Mahler to obey Kizlet's orders to release everyone. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)
Reference in literature
In 1954, his former companion Amy, now a published author under her married name Amelia Williams, published Summer Falls, a novel for children in which the lead character meets a man called the Curator. The Curator is based upon the Doctor, right down to his physical description and his use of the word "cool" to describe things. A later edition of the book included an introduction by Amy/Amelia directly addressed to the Doctor in which she describes meeting a woman with knowledge of the Doctor. This book at one point will be read by Clara Oswald, and later Angie Maitland. (PROSE: Summer Falls, PROSE: Summer Falls and Other Stories; TV: The Bells of Saint John)
Behind the scenes
The Brilliant Book 2012
According to The Brilliant Book 2012:
- The Eleventh Doctor came up with the idea for the dwarf star alloy prison to trap a Silent while Canton secretly allowed the Doctor to look at Area 51's alien artefacts.
- At an unknown time before the Ganger incident, the Doctor saved Commander Strax from death and investigated the Flesh.
- Matt Smith has made several public statements — as on The Jonathan Ross Show and in the question-and-answer session following the New York theatrical premiere of The Eleventh Hour — taking credit for the tweed jacket, braces and bow tie that his incarnation eventually wore. He has also relayed that there was some reluctance from Steven Moffat and other top executives to the bow tie in particular, but that it nevertheless "sat right" with his performance. Smith's influence — according to CON: Call Me the Doctor and a mid-April 2010 appearance on Fox Broadcasting Company's Strategy Room — was the character of Dr Indiana Jones, as he was most often clothed on the campus of Barnett College.
- When queried about the exact nature of the bow tie, Karen Gillan told the audience of the 2 April 2010 edition of the CBBC programme, Laugh Out Loud, that Smith's bow tie wasn't a "proper" bow tie, but instead a pre-tied dicky bow. This can be confirmed by carefully watching him put on the tie in The Eleventh Hour, although the action is somewhat obscured by the Atraxi projection.
- One clothing retailer reported that in the month following the airing of TV: The Eleventh Hour, in which the Doctor declared that "bow ties are cool," its bow tie sales increased by 94%. 
The events of both Journey's End and The Day of the Doctor retroactively complicate the question of whether this is the "eleventh" Doctor or not. Certainly, there are narratives like COMIC: The Age of Ice in which characters explicitly call his predecessor the "tenth Doctor". And other stories, like The Lodger and The Name of the Doctor make it explicit that he is the "eleventh" Doctor. In The Time of the Doctor, the Doctor agrees with Clara that he is the Eleventh Doctor ("Eleven" is also referred to in several poems, and indeed, the episode depicts the prophesied Fall of the Eleventh), and that his predecessor was "number Ten," while the so-called War Doctor (who he refers to as "Captain Grumpy"), as he chose not to use the name Doctor, is not included in the count. He says that, in terms of regenerations, the Tenth Doctor used two and the War Doctor also counted as one, meaning he has spent all twelve.
- Benedict Cumberbatch (star of Sherlock, another show by Steven Moffat) was rumoured to have been offered the role of the eleventh incarnation and to have turned down the role. However, he denied this. Coincidentally Matt Smith auditioned for Sherlock for the role of John Watson but was rejected for being "more of a Sherlock Holmes." That audition ended up causing Smith to be a prime candidate for the eleventh incarnation.
- While the Eleventh Doctor is the second Doctor to speak in an estuary accent, Matt Smith is the first actor to play the Doctor who actually has a natural estuary accent - David Tennant's natural accent is Scottish and he faked an estuary accent to play the Doctor.
- The Eleventh Doctor is the first incarnation of the Doctor since the First Doctor to travel with some family members in his TARDIS. Though he was long unaware of it, Amy and Rory were his parents-in-law and River his wife, though the wedding between him and River happened in a reality that did not exist. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- ↑ Doctor Who prompts surge in popularity of bow ties. The Telegraph (30 April 2010). Retrieved on 22 February 2013.
- ↑ Sherlock star reveals he was offered Doctor Who role... but turned it down. Mail Online (27 July 2010). Retrieved on 22 February 2013.
- ↑ Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch wouldn't fancy being Doctor Who. 3am & Mirror Online (20 August 2013). Retrieved on 22 February 2013.
- ↑ Matt Smith rejected for BBC's 'Sherlock'. Digital Spy (4 February 2010). Retrieved on 22 February 2013.