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Kahler-Jex

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Kahler-Jex
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Main aliases: The Doctor
Species: Kahler (species)
First seen in: A Town Called Mercy
Appearances: TV: A Town Called Mercy
WC: The Making of the Gunslinger
Main actor: Adrian Scarborough
Memorable moment
At the Doctor's Mercy - Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy - BBC04:03

At the Doctor's Mercy - Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy - BBC

Kahler-Jex was a doctor of the Kahler race and a participant of a war on his homeworld. He had a large, unmistakable green pattern on the left side of his face, a natural feature of his species. Outwardly, Jex tried to pass himself off as a person in the right, but his dirty dealings of the past lurked beneath the surface.

Biography

Kahler-Jex performed hideous experiments on members of his race in order to transform them into cyborg war machines. One of them, Kahler-Tek, later known as "the Gunslinger", failed to be shut down once the war on his planet ended. The Gunslinger hunted down the people that experimented on him and Jex escaped to Mercy in the United States. As self-inflicted punishment, he decided to aid the people with electricity from his ship and cured the townfolks' cholera. He became good friends with the marshal.

Tek tracked Jex to Mercy and cut off supplies to the town. Several weeks later, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory Williams arrived. Finding Jex's ship, the Doctor discovered his crimes. He nearly handed Jex over to Tek, only to be talked down by Amy. Mercy's marshal Isaac was accidentally killed when he pushed Jex out of the path of Tek's weapon. Tek made an ultimatum: 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, and knowing that if he fled to another world then Tek would just follow him and another world would be caught up in Tek's quest for revenge - committed suicide by blowing up his ship. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)

Personality

Kahler-Jex committed atrocities by experimenting on members of his own kind, but he only did so because he wanted to bring peace. He was religious which was shown by his belief that all the people he had wronged would be waiting for him in the afterlife and that he would have to carry their souls up a mountain. Just before he died, he stated that he hoped the souls would be kind. Despite what he had done in the past, Jex was not a bad person and regretted his crimes for the rest of his life. It was because of his shame, and his unwillingness to face Kahler-Tek, who believed he was a coward, that he eventually committed suicide. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)

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