|First seen in:||The Time of the Doctor|
|Main voice actor:||Kayvan Novak|
The Doctor left Handles behind when he stopped the Krynoids from spreading across Trenzalore. He spoke with Handles about happiness after he had defeated the Krynoid during the harvest festival in Christmas. (PROSE: An Apple a Day)
As the years passed, Handles began to corrode with rust and slowly lost his functionality. The Doctor kept repairing Handles as best he could, but he lacked enough spare parts and it eventually broke down. Before shutting down, Handles finally fulfilled an order the Doctor had given it prior to landing on Trenzalore: reminding the Doctor to patch the TARDIS phone back to the console. Handles' death reduced the Doctor to tears. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
Handles still carried a full set of databanks from its time as a Cyberman. The Doctor used Handles to access and compute that data. Handles was also a source of advice and conversational partner to the Doctor, with varying degrees of success due to its literal computer brain.
Handles was able to interface with the Doctor's TARDIS itself, piloting the ship as well as making use of its databanks and other systems, via a custom post on the console he could be mounted onto. When the Doctor was wearing a communicator earpiece, Handles could maintain contact with him from within the TARDIS and teleport him aboard when needed. Handles could also home the TARDIS in on the Doctor and materialise it around him when the Doctor activated his TARDIS key.
The Doctor occasionally brought Handles along on trips outside the ship. When he was being shot at by Cyberman, the Doctor used Handles to block blasts from Cyber wrist blasters.
Behind the scenes Edit
Depending on views of the TARDIS's sentience, Handles is the longest-serving companion, in terms of time, the Doctor has had, as he was with him for the first 300 years he was on Trenzalore.