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|Main actor:||David Tennant|
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Unlike his immediate predecessor, who was plagued by melancholy due to his actions during the Last Great Time War, the Tenth Doctor possessed an outgoing, lively and genial demeanour that hid his "survivor's guilt". For most of his incarnation, he was able to successfully project a convivial and even frivolous front. However, when he had to engage in conflict, the Tenth Doctor's energies would shift toward heroism to reveal a fiercely protective man who resolutely guarded what he held dear, and who could be viciously unforgiving to the forces that dared menace them.
Intentionally or not, this incarnation showed a definite ability to flirt successfully with humans, such as Madame de Pompadour (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) and his eventual wife Elizabeth I. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) His personal magnetism was so pronounced that some women, like Clare Pope (TV: Partners in Crime) and Christina de Souza, (TV: Planet of the Dead) proactively came on to him. Jack Harkness readily admitted his attraction as well. (TV: The Sound of Drums)
Late in his life — and especially when he was travelling without companions — the weight of being the last Time Lord became much more pronounced. If prodded too much, he would erupt in an almost righteous sense of fury. Indeed, as compared to the Eleventh Doctor, the Tenth Doctor was described by the Moment as "the man who regrets". The fact that he was instantly able to recall the number of Gallifreyan children that he believed an earlier life had killed during the war indicated just how keenly he actually felt those horrendous memories. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
He travelled mainly with three companions: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Donna Noble. Each relationship was shaped, to one degree or another, by romance. He seemed to genuinely love Rose as the person who helped heal some of the scars of the Time War; he was completely oblivious to Martha's obvious affections toward him, and he insisted upon a platonic relationship with Donna. After he was compelled to wipe Donna's memory completely, he entered a period in which he shunned long-term companions altogether — making an exception only for Majenta Pryce, who essentially forced her way into the TARDIS.
He met his end after he absorbed a huge quantity of nuclear radiation whilst saving the life of Donna Noble's grandfather, Wilfred Mott. (TV: The End of Time) The foreknowledge of his own demise and his strong attachment to the memories and romance he had that were special to this version of himself made it a particularly difficult task for the Doctor to let go of this incarnation.
A changed manWhen the Ninth Doctor absorbed the Time Vortex from his companion Rose Tyler and transferred it back into the Heart of the TARDIS, the forces began to destroy every cell in his body. He started to regenerate. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)
Before regenerating, the Doctor had dematerialised the TARDIS from Satellite 5 (TV: The Parting of the Ways), leaving the immortal Jack Harkness behind because of his status as a living fixed point in time. (TV: Utopia) He still intended to fulfill his promise to take Rose to the planet Barcelona. With Rose suffering an emotional crisis over his sudden change, he instead decided to take her home to the Powell Estate in London. En route, he convinced her of his identity by reminding her of the first thing he said to her: "Run". Before he could complete the landing, he began to suffer adverse effects from his regeneration. Experiencing manic hyperactivity, he accelerated the TARDIS faster and faster. (TV: Children in Need Special)Crash-landing the TARDIS on the Powell Estate on Christmas Eve 2006, the Doctor fell into a coma after wishing Jackie Tyler and Mickey Smith a Merry Christmas. He snapped out of it briefly to save Mickey and the Tylers from a killer Christmas tree, but the stress of waking up too soon made matters worse and he collapsed again and one of his hearts briefly stopped. When the TARDIS was taken aboard a Sycorax spaceship on Christmas morning, he awoke with the help of some tea that seeped into a component of the TARDIS, just in time to stop the Sycorax leader's blood control of one third of humanity. The Doctor challenged the leader to a duel over the fate of Earth. In the ensuing sword fight, the Sycorax leader chopped off the Doctor's hand. However, because he was still within the first fifteen hours of his regeneration cycle, he grew a new hand and went on to win the Earth. When the Sycorax leader went back on the deal, the Doctor ejected him from the ship, killing him, proclaiming that he was a "no second chances" sort of man.
As the Sycorax fled, Prime Minister Harriet Jones ordered Torchwood to destroy the ship. The angry Doctor spoke some words into her aide's ear, "Don't you think she looks tired", to bring about Jones' premature downfall. After choosing his new outfit, the Doctor had Christmas dinner with Mickey and the Tylers. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)
The Platform One Mystery
Embarking on further adventures in the TARDIS with Rose, the Doctor answered a summoning from the Forest of Cheem and discovered the guests of Platform One, where he had took Rose on their first adventure, were disappearing. He stopped a cyborg called Montodon Slemm from harvesting the Forest of Cheem, but failed to save them from disappearing. Intrigued, he and Rose set off on a quest to find out who was responsible. (COMIC: Growing Terror)
Tracking down a guest called Cal MacNannovich, the Doctor and Rose travelled to Woldyhool and met film director Zemm Foolini, only to find Cal had also gone missing. Whilst there, he stopped a Bajunx creature from killing the cast and crew. (COMIC: Hyperstar Rising)
Following another trail, they attended the astro space race. He chased Skip Pyleen across the galaxy in a pod to stop him from stealing and selling the Hyposlip 500 to the Rakkonoids, eventually capturing him and having the corrupt racer arrested. (COMIC: Death Race Five Billion)
The Doctor took Rose to the University of Rago Rago 56 Rago to gather infomation about Platform One from the Chosen Scholars of Class 55. They found books were being downloaded into students' minds via a mindlink device. However, the software was infected with a Macrobe virus. Fighting off the infection himself, the Doctor stopped the Macrobes from using his Time Lord mind and his TARDIS to spread the infection across time and space. His victory was short when he found the Chosen Scholars had also disappeared. (COMIC: The Macrobe Menace)
Using a book from the Rago university, the Doctor and Rose next ended up on Gameworld Gamma, where they discovered a human colony was being hunted for sport by royalty, headed by Platform guests Mr and Mrs Pakoo. He closed down the games and sent the humans back to Earth. He found the Pakoos had been taken, but he knew that, unlike the others, they had been taken to attract his attention. (COMIC: The Hunt of Doom)
When even Rose disappeared, the Doctor finally learned the truth: a vengeful Elth of Balhoon, the brother of the Moxx of Balhoon, had been kidnapping all the guests as he felt they had condemned his brother to his death on Platform One. Recognising his grief with his own, the Doctor released all the kidnapped guests and persuaded them to work with him to help Elth through his grief. (COMIC: Reunion of Fear)
New adventures with Rose
After finishing his Platform One quest, the Doctor lost his TARDIS on Serac to a Sontaran squad, led by Snathe. To his shock, he befriended Lerox, a kind-hearted Sontaran who wasn't driven by war and bloodshed. Trying to get his ship back, the Doctor allied with his old enemies on their mission to locate Thanatos the Worldbane, the greatest superweapon in creation. When they found it, Thanatos killed Snathe, and finding Sontarans to be a stagnant race, plotted to destroy their homeworld, Sontar. Luckily, Lerox nearly sacrificed himself to save his homeworld, convincing Thanatos that the Sontarans were worth sparing. The Doctor left Lerox with the idea of founding a new Sontaran rig called "the Hope of Sontar", hopeful that other Sontarans could learn from Lerox's compassion. (COMIC: The Betrothal of Sontar)
When the TARDIS jumped a time track with Rose inside, the Doctor was trapped on the Powell Estate for a week, waiting for its return. He moved in with Mickey, disrupting his life: he impressed all of Mickey's friends at a football match and ruined Mickey's date with a local girl. Using Mickey's TV, the Doctor was able to prevent a Bandrigan from invading Earth. Realising his presence was having a negative effect on Mickey's life, the Doctor left him and Rose to spend a few days alone together when his TARDIS finally returned. (COMIC: The Lodger)
Whilst Rose was at home, the Doctor travelled with a Gråttite called Grayla. She travelled with him for a while and he showed her the things in the universe she wanted to see. However, before long, she wished to return to her home planet, Grått. (COMIC: The Whispering Gallery)
After leaving the Powell Estate, the Doctor was summoned to the New New York Hospital on New Earth by the Face of Boe, whom he had met on Platform One in his ninth incarnation. Another guest from Platform One was also operating on New Earth, the Doctor's old enemy Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17. Desperate to survive and needing a new body, Cassandra took over Rose's and managed to keep up the guise as Rose to the Doctor, evening kissing her old enemy. Inside the hospital, the Doctor and Cassandra discovered the Sisters of Plenitude were creating human clones and infecting them with every disease to develop cures for other patients. Cassandra revealed her true identity to the suspicious Doctor and locked him one of the disease containers to be infected with millions of diseases. She also allowed the clones to rampage across the hospital, killing many people. With a reluctant Cassandra's help, the Doctor escaped the human clones and cured all of the clones with the lift's disinfectant along with the treatments developed by the Sisters. This created a new lifeform in the process, and the sisters were arrested by the NNYPD.
The Doctor rushed to the Face of Boe, who was now awake. The Face said that his "great secret" he was going to tell the Doctor could "wait", and that they would meet once more "for the third time; for the last time". While the Doctor tried to make Cassandra "end it" by leaving Rose, Cassandra found a volunteer in her servant, Chip, for her to enter. Chip, only having a "half-life", began failing. With Cassandra convinced it was her time, the Doctor later took her back in time to die in the arms of her younger self. (TV: New Earth)
Visiting an alien castle, the Doctor stopped the Mirrorlings from escaping from their dimension by replacing people from this dimension and entrapping them inside the Mirrors, one of the victims being Rose. He managed to free everyone the Mirrorlings had trapped, before destroying the mirrors, trapping the Mirrorlings in their own dimension. (COMIC: Mirror Image)
The Doctor next stopped the Chalderans from stealing Earth's lava, which would have reduced the planet to a dead world. In stopping them, he destroyed two-thirds of Krakatoa, instigating its eruption. (COMIC: Under the Volcano)
The Doctor and Rose travelled to a space-station orbiting Jupiter and stopped the Disinfectodroids from turning a peaceful alien planet into the Solar System's planet-sized rubbish dump. (COMIC: The Germ War)
The Doctor and Rose later visited Belgium in 1914 and became caught in a battle between a German platoon, led by the brutal captain Rotmund, and the alien Warfreekz machine. Rose stopped the war by singing "Angels", a song by Robbie Williams, which forced both parties to withdraw as they thought she was the "Angel of Death". (COMIC: Warfreekz!)
Taking Rose for a steak meal, the Doctor accidentally transported them to Phijax IV, where they were forced to fight as entertainment for the Glutonoid, who threatened to eat Rose if they didn't. The Doctor injected the Glutonoid with TARDIS pills, which destroyed it. With the Glutonoid dead, the Doctor closed his "fight club". (COMIC: The Glutonoid Menace)
They took an accidental trip to 1879 Scotland, where the Doctor protected Queen Victoria from an assassination attempt; the Brethren had taken over Torchwood House, planning to use the bite of the wolf to put the Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform on the British throne. Using Prince Albert's Koh-i-Noor diamond with the light chamber designed by Sir George MacLeish, the house's former owner, the Doctor destroyed the werewolf host, before it bit the Queen.
As a reward, the Doctor was knighted "Sir Doctor of TARDIS" However, he and Rose were also banished from the British Empire because their blasé attitude to danger unnerved the Queen. The Doctor inadvertently inspired Queen Victoria to found the Torchwood Institute, dedicated to defending Britain from alien threats, particularly, and ironically, him. (TV: Tooth and Claw)
On a visit to a museum with Mickey and the Tylers, the Doctor discovered a statue of Rose herself was housed in the museum. Travelling to Rome in 120 to investigate, the Doctor found a sentient machine called GENIE; it could grant the wishes of anyone who used it. In a series of paradoxical events, Rose and the Doctor were turned into statues and then restored. In the couple of hours that Rose was a statue, he jumped forward to the Renaissance and took sculpting lessons from Michelangelo, sculpting the stone Rose in the museum. With the wishes reversed and the chaos smoothed, the Doctor and Rose wished the GENIE could have its freedom and allowed it to live its life in peace. (PROSE: The Stone Rose)
The Doctor and Rose returned to London a year after the Sycorax invasion. During this adventure, the Doctor had to stop aliens known as the Waterhive from drowning multiple Navy soldiers and their loved ones to serve as incubators for their larvae. To succeed, the Doctor had to atomise the aliens. (PROSE: The Feast of the Drowned)
Trying to visit China, the Doctor and Rose became trapped in a virtual reality of London created by a troubled teenager called Craig Phillips, who was trying to recover from his sister's death by creating a fantasy world populated by imaginary people and creatures. Craig expelled Rose into the real world, whilst the Doctor took control of the virtual reality. He rebooted the virtual world with the assistance of Cathryn Lloyd, who was actually a Cyrelleod from Happytimz Universal who accidentally gave Craig the power to create this world. With Craig's imaginery world gone, the Doctor forced him to confront his grief. (COMIC: F.A.Q.)
Separated from Rose after an intended trip to the Moon failed, the Doctor met archaeologist Frank Openshaw and discovered yet another Dalek had survived the Last Great Time War. He foiled the Dalek's plot to transform every human throughout Earth's history into Dalek form. After this, the Dalek tried to trick the Doctor into finding it a new home so that it could secretly rebuild the Dalek Empire. However, the Doctor had manipulated the situation by giving the Dalek a self-destructive Time Ring, which he later used on the Dalek after its true intentions were revealed. (PROSE: I am a Dalek)
In 2007, the Doctor and Rose went undercover at Deffry Vale High School after a tip-off from Mickey: the school had suspiciously high exam results and UFO sightings. The Doctor went undercover as physics teacher John Smith. To his shock and delight, he was reunited with a companion from long ago, Sarah Jane Smith, who was also investigating the school; although trying to keep his identity secret, Sarah eventually discovered he was the Doctor. After repairing K9 Mark III, whom Sarah still kept in the boot of her car, he learned that the oil used to boost the children's intelligence was Krillitane oil.
The Krillitanes were using the children's minds to solve the Skasis Paradigm, a computation that could rebuild the fabric of the universe. The Doctor became sorely tempted to use the paradigm to restore the Time Lords, being offered an alliance with Krillitane leader and headmaster, Brother Lassar. He resisted temptation. K9 sacrificed himself to blow up the Krillitanes with their toxic oil, which blew up the school. The Doctor asked Sarah Jane to rejoin him on his travels, but she declined. On her suggestion, the Doctor allowed Mickey to accompany him and Rose on their travels, as he was finally ready to see the universe. He also built a new K9 as parting gift for Sarah Jane, giving it all the memories of the previous model. (TV: School Reunion)
The Doctor and his two companions went to the SS Madame de Pompadour in the 51st century, where they found the crew's organs were used as "parts" by the repair droids after the ship had been damaged. The droids created time windows to find the ship's namesake, Madame de Pompadour, nicknamed Reinette, when she was what they considered "complete", to be used as the final "part". While investigating this, the Doctor travelled throughout Reinette's life via these time windows, fighting the droids throughout 18th century France. Through the course of their contact, Reinette and the Doctor fell in love with each other, her kissing him once when she met him for the first time as an adult.
When the droids found the "complete" Madame de Pompadour, the Doctor broke through a time window to the court of Versailles in 1758, shattering the connection to the ship and stranding the droids - and the Doctor himself from his TARDIS and companions. Without purpose, they shut down. With no way of seeing Rose, Mickey or the TARDIS, the Doctor resigned himself to living "on the slow path" with Reinette. Luckily, Reinette had taken a fireplace which, because it was disconnected, retained its link to the SS Madame de Pompadour. The Doctor tried going back through the fireplace so that he could take Reinette to see the universe, but the loose connection to the time window meant she had already died when he returned six years later from her perspective: Reinette has spent six years waiting for him to return. After reading a heartfelt letter she had left him, the Doctor was left devastated. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)
Rose became infected with an essence-eating Iagnon grub. Knowing that only her jealously could drive the creature out of her body, the Doctor sent Rose into a dream, where he was dating her mother and Mickey had an Amazonian girlfriend, which made her insanely jealous and defeated the creature. (COMIC: The Green-Eyed Monster)
Whilst travelling through time, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey fell through a crack in time, ending up on a parallel Earth more technologically advanced; the TARDIS died as it had no power from their universe to get back. However, the Doctor managed to power a surviving piece of the TARDIS, although it meant giving up ten years of his life. The Doctor considered this kind of world "like a gingerbread house" and "full of temptation", but the piece of the TARDIS required a twenty-four hour recharging cycle before the TARDIS could restore itself. When Rose found her father Pete Tyler was alive in this world, the Doctor cautioned her against making contact, as he wasn't actually her father. While Mickey searched for the parallel version of his grandfather, the Doctor gave in to Rose's request to attend the birthday party of her parallel mother. He was horrified to discover the Cybermen had started again in this parallel world as they had with Cybermen in his universe; he could only watch at they "crashed the party", demanding the humans inside either to be upgraded or deleted. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen)
Escaping, the Doctor allied himself with the Preachers, a gang of outlaws led by Ricky Smith, that universe's version of Mickey. They broke into Cybus Industries to confront the creator of these new Cybermen, John Lumic, only to see he had been forcibly converted into the Cyber-Controller. The Doctor, having been taken to Lumic for "analysis" due to his unknown biology, bought time by trading philosophical ideas with Lumic while subtly telling Mickey to hack the Lumic family database to find the cancellation code to the Cybermen's emotional inhibitors. Mickey texted Rose the code, and the Doctor connected the phone with the code to deactivate the Cybermen's inhibitors.
The Cybermen began exploding, along with Cybus Industries; Ricky died during the strike. When it came time to leave, Mickey chose to stay behind to fight Cybermen worldwide, as he didn't fit in with the Doctor and Rose's close relationship, even though the Doctor had to seal the crack between universes, separating Mickey from them and his universe forever. The Doctor and Rose honoured Mickey's wishes and returned to their universe, where they visited Jackie at the Powell Estate. (TV: The Age of Steel)
After leaving Mickey, the Doctor and Rose were sent into the body of Queen Svelne to destroy an alien infection that was destroying her blood cells. After this, the Doctor used her gratitude to end a two-century long war. (COMIC: A Delicate Operation)
The Doctor and Rose befriended the dying Galathos and agreed to hunt down the Dramos as its healing blood was the only thing that would save the Galathon. However, the Doctor discovered the Dramos were friendly creatures, and helped to form an alliance between The Dramos and Galathon. (COMIC: Blood and Tears)
Taking Rose home to see her mother, the Doctor discovered the population of Earth had been trapped in ice by a group of alien entities. The Doctor destroyed the ice machine, raising the temperature and releasing humanity. (COMIC: Bizarre Zero)
The Doctor took Rose to Muswell Hill on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. When people had been mysteriously taken from their homes, the Doctor and Rose did the "domestic approach", and went on house calls. The Doctor found Grandma Connolly's face had been completely removed, and that the same had happened to the others who had been kidnapped. When he found Rose also had had her face taken and was left on the street, he accompanied Tommy Connolly to Magpie Electricals. The Doctor discovered that the Wire was using the coronation to feed on the electrical activity of the brain and "gorg[ing] itself", "taking people's faces, their essences", using Mr Magpie to do so.
After nearly being consumed himself, the Doctor found the Wire and Magpie up Alexandra Palace and climbed after them to prevent the Wire from becoming manifest again by converting the "big transmitter" into a receiver of all of the faces of the people watching the coronation. With Tommy's help, he turned the receiver back into a transmitter and trapped the Wire's electrical signal onto a video cassette, freeing everyone including Rose and Grandma Connolly. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)
In 1974, the Doctor and Rose investigated an alien insect that was kidnapping youths and replacing their blood cells with its own. He reluctantly allowed a young boy called Jason to be captured by the insect as bait. Before the insect could take Jason's cells, the Doctor saved him and burnt down the house that the insect was stationed, killing it. (PROSE: Cuckoo-Spit)
The Doctor next took Rose to Phostris to meet the first humans in history who travelled through hyperspace. He found the human pioneers had been reduced to a life of slavery by a super-intelligent cat called Mitzi, who had drifted through hyperspace and gained intelligence and superiority. He stopped her from torturing the population into slavery and foiled her attack on Earth by breaking her connection with hyperspace, which reduced her to a normal cat. After discovering Mitzi was actually Rose's childhood cat Puffin, he left the cat on the Powell Estate in the 1990s to be adopted by a young Rose. (PROSE: The Cat Came Back)
In the city of Vanezia, the Doctor and Rose allied with future musical hit Fredrick Gobbo to investigate an opera house that shouldn't have been located in Vanezia. They found the owner, Magrillo, was draining people's energy to power a machine called the Orchestra, which transmitted mathematic aquations into space. The Doctor overloaded the machine by getting Fredrick to sing a bad song, destroying it and killing Magrillo. After this, he discovered the Orchestra had turned Fredrick into the musical talent he was destined to become. (COMIC: Opera of Doom!)
While in 2007 Wales, the Doctor encountered the Cynrog, who were trying to bring back their god, Balor, by sacrificing the humans. Its consciousness was spread with the power of children's bad dreams. After the alien was brought back, it was soon destroyed. (PROSE: The Nightmare of Black Island)
Arriving in Africa in the 22nd century, the Doctor met the Wurms, who were seeking to destroy the art works of their enemies, the Valnaxi. The Valnaxi themselves accidentally took the forms of humans due to an archaeologist accidentally finding a booby-trapped treasure trove. The Doctor got rid of both species before they could do any more damage to Earth. (PROSE: The Art of Destruction)
The Doctor risked a visit to Sunset Strip, a lawless planet populated by bounty hunters, gangsters and mobs. He discovered he owed a million credits to Mr Lippizzaner, leader of the notorious Trigger Brothers. Although there was a large bounty on his head, the Doctor stopped the Triggers and their business rival, Don Corpulone, from finding "the Bird", a Glitterbird egg from a rare robot species whose were studded with diamonds. He installed detective robots to arrest the two mob famillies and re-established law and order on the planet. (COMIC: Gangster's Paradise)
The Doctor and Rose next visited a futuristic theme park resembling a forest in England, where they encountered a robot disguised as a witch. They also stopped an ex-employee from sabotaging the park in a revenge plot. (COMIC: Down the Rabbit Hole)
After defeating Professor Janus in Victorian London, the Doctor and Rose, posing as detectives, uncovered a cult of vampires led by Count Dracula of Wallachia. Racing against time to save the vampire's victims, the Doctor met Oscar Wilde, who was in prison suffering from an alien disease. The Doctor staged a prison break, cured Oscar and destroyed the vampires. (COMIC: Bat Attack!)
Proving to Rose that his adventures were not completely dangerous, the Doctor re-installed a randomiser into the TARDIS, which transported him and Rose to the thirteenth Moon of the thirteenth planet in the thirteenth galaxy, on the thirteenth day of the thirteenth year in the 13th century, They met the Triskaidekaphobes, the unluckiest species in creation. The Doctor discovered Bob Kreesus had been kidnapping Triskaidekaphobes and stealing their fortune. After returning the Triskaidekaphobes' luck, the Doctor confronted Bob on a cliff, where Bob accidentally fell to his death. (COMIC: Triskaidekaphobia)
After narrowly escaping the Erewon Armada, the Doctor accidentally landed the faulty TARDIS inside a giant pinball machine which was used to trap game-addicted people. With Rose forced to play for her life, the Doctor took control of the game, and took a strike at the TARDIS, which saved his ship and freed him and Rose. (COMIC: Pinball Wizard)
The Doctor and Rose were in a chase with a Hoix, where the Doctor briefly re-encountered an adult Elton Pope. Elton had been tracking down the Doctor alongside LINDA to find out why the Doctor was present during his mother's death. but he ran away as he and Rose left in the TARDIS. (TV: Love & Monsters)
The Doctor and Rose landed inside Sanctuary Base 6 on Krop Tor, a planet that was in perpetual orbit around the black hole K37 Gem 5; following an earthquake, the TARDIS fell below the planet's surface, devastating the Doctor and seemingly ending his travels. The humans of Sanctuary Base 6 had come to Krop Tor to discover the source of power emanating from the planet's core which allowed the planet to orbit the black hole. They refused to divert their drill to collect the TARDIS. In the base, the Beast had been terrorising the explorers and possessing their servants, the Ood. The Doctor and a crew member of Sanctuary Base 6, Ida Scott, descended into the core of the planet and discovered a pit which had started opening. (TV: The Impossible Planet)
With the transport tube back to the surface rendered unusable by the Beast, the Doctor decided to descend into the pit alone. Inside, he came face-to-face with the Beast and tried conversing, though its consciousness had already escaped to Toby Zed, the expedition's archaeologist. Realising the Beast's jailers thought of the Beast's escape, the Doctor shattered the vase keeping the planet orbiting the black hole. At the same time, the Beast's mind was ejected from the Sanctuary Base 6 rocket by Rose. Though willing to "go along for the ride", the Doctor discovered his TARDIS by accident; he saved Ida Scott, but didn't have enough time to rescue the Ood. Towing the rocket safely away from the black hole, the Doctor "swapped passengers" and resumed his travels with Rose. (TV: The Satan Pit)
The Doctor treated Rose to a visit to Paris. However, they later discovered that they had become trapped in the Facade, a computer that enhanced people's perception of "Perfect Paris". Alongside resistance fighters, the Doctor and Rose destroyed the Facade with the use of a computer virus. (COMIC: A Date to Remember)When Elton Pope used Jackie in his efforts to make contact with him, the Doctor tracked him down on Rose's behalf so Rose could tell him off for upsetting Jackie. He unwittingly saved Elton from being absorbed by Victor Kennedy after arriving. Kennedy tried threatening Elton's life so he could take over the TARDIS, but the Doctor refused. He told Kennedy that the members of LINDA who had been absorbed would have had something to say about absorbing Elton. They pulled at Kennedy's stomach, causing him to drop his cane. Elton broke the cane's limitation field that was preventing the ground from absorbing him. Though he couldn't save the others' lives, the Doctor brought the consciousness of Ursula Blake, who had been absorbed by Kennedy, back, but stuck as a face on piece of concrete. He then told Elton the truth about his mother's death, which was why Elton had been chasing the Doctor for so long. (TV: Love & Monsters)
The Doctor and Rose visited a rocky, barren planet and watched giant creatures, similar to manta rays in appearance, fly past, where Rose expressed that she would stay with the Doctor forever. (TV: Army of Ghosts)
On a Magellan star cruiser, the Doctor and Rose met Pakafroon Wabstar, "the greatest rock band in history". The Doctor tried to repair their damaged ship to get them to a big performance that could have sealed their musical future. Alongside band members Sticks Rooster and Clifford Banks, he found a saboteur at large on the ship. The ship's engines exploded, killing everyone on board, including Rose. Luckily, the explosion trapped the ship in a time-loop and the Doctor was able to prevent the disaster from happening and uncovered the saboteur as Jacey, who wanted to kill the band in a "tragic accident" so that they would become legends across the universe. (COMIC: Interstellar Overdrive)
The Doctor and Rose went to 2012 to see the Olympics. He met a girl named Chloe Webber who had been possessed by a lone Isolus. Chloe trapped other children from her street in drawings to make the Isolus feel less lonely. Despite trying to help the Isolus, the Doctor was trapped in a drawing, along with the TARDIS. Inside the drawing, the Doctor was able to draw a depiction of the Olympic torch and pointed at it to aid Rose. Once Rose tossed the Isolus' pod into the Olympic flame to recharge it with warmth and love, the Doctor was freed from the drawing. He then took the place of the winded runner, lighting the Olympic flame himself. Reuniting with Rose, the Doctor warned her that he felt a "storm" coming when she said that no-one would ever separate them. (TV: Fear Her)
Battle of Canary Wharf and losing Rose
On a routine visit to the Powell Estate, the Doctor and Rose found the entire planet was being visited by beings believed to be ghosts. The Doctor tracked the signal to Torchwood Tower in Canary Wharf and was taken prisoner by Yvonne Hartman, leader of the Torchwood Institute who had spent over a hundred years trying to track him down ever since his adventure with Queen Victoria in 1879. He strongly opposed their use of "ghost shifts" for a power source, as it was ripping a hole between parallel worlds which increased in size with every iteration. The original tear was caused by "the Sphere", an object the Doctor identified as a void ship. Two computer technicians, secretly under the control of Cybermen, restarted the ghost shift. The ghosts, who were actually Cybermen, came from the parallel world where the Doctor and Rose had left Mickey. As the Cyberman invasion of Earth began, the void ship opened, revealing the Cult of Skaro, a group of Daleks with a Genesis Ark. (TV: Army of Ghosts) The Genesis Ark was Time Lord technology, a prison ship containing millions of Daleks captured by the Time Lords.
As Daleks and Cybermen waged war with humanity and each other, the Doctor was transported back to the Cybermen's original universe, where he reunited with Pete Tyler at that universe's Torchwood, where the People's Republic took over when the Preachers knew what it was doing. With them alongside him, he returned to the Doctor's universe. With the help of a short alliance with the Cybermen and the Preachers, the Doctor rescued Rose and Mickey, who had found his way back to the main universe, from their imprisonment by the Daleks. In the confusion, Mickey accidentally opened the Genesis Ark and released millions of Daleks. Torchwood perished in the battle.
The group then saved Jackie from being upgraded by the Cybermen; Jackie and the parallel Pete had an emotional "reunion" and kissed. To save both dimensions from annihilation and defeat his two deadliest enemies, the Doctor opened the Void. This would suck anything covered in "Void stuff" into it and seal off the two universes for good. Realising that Rose was also covered in Void energy, the Doctor sent an unwilling Rose, along with Mickey, Pete and Jackie, back to the parallel Earth, where they would be safe. Rose refused to leave the Doctor. Knowing she would never see her family again, she returned. Together, they opened the Void and the Daleks and Cybermen were sucked in. The plan initially went smoothly until Rose's lever malfunctioned, threatening to halt the operation. Rose secured the lever, but couldn't hold on and was almost sucked into the Void.
She was saved at the last second by her parallel father and taken back across to the other universe, separating her from the Doctor forever. Both devastated, the Doctor and Rose met one last time on Dårlig Ulv Stranden in Norway; he was projecting a hologram of himself through the last crack in the universe leading to where Rose was. He had parked the TARDIS in orbit around a supernova for enough power to say goodbye. Rose finally told the Doctor that she was in love with him, but before he could confess his love for her, the connection was lost. The Doctor was left crying, and alone. His mournful state was cut short when a strange woman in a bridal gown suddenly showed up in his control room without explanation, and loudly protested at where she had ended up, putting the Doctor in a state of bafflement. (TV: Doomsday)
A Noble encounterWhilst he was grieving for Rose, Donna Noble appeared inside the TARDIS during her wedding to Lance Bennett. (TV: Doomsday, The Runaway Bride) While trying to return her to the ceremony on Christmas Eve, 2007, the Doctor chased a taxi across the motorway in the TARDIS when Donna was kidnapped by robot Santas. Successful in saving her, he returned her to her wedding reception, where the robot Santas attacked with bombs disguised as Christmas baubles. The Doctor destroyed the attack force and went with Donna and Lance to H.C. Clements, which had a basement leading to a secret Torchwood base underneath the Thames. There, the Doctor and Donna discovered that Lance wasn't marrying Donna out of love; he was working for the Empress of the Racnoss. They were secretly using Donna as an incubator for Huon particles needed to revive other Racnoss in stasis at the Earth's core; Donna had appeared in the TARDIS because of a magnet-like pull between the Huon particles within her and those within the TARDIS. The Doctor and Donna escaped in the TARDIS and travelled back in time to witness the Earth's creation and the Racnoss' involement. When they were forced back to 2007, Lance was force-fed Huon particles in Donna's place and was fed to the Racnoss offspring through a hole dug by Torchwood, waking them. After the Empress failed to take his offer to leave Earth, the Doctor's darker side took him over. He drowned the Racnoss offspring with all of the River Thames by flooding the Torchwood base on top of the hole. He ignored the Empress's screams for him to stop, only doing so through Donna's request.
When the Empress tried attacking London with her Webstar, the British military - under orders from "Mr Saxon" - destroyed her along with it. The Doctor took Donna back home, having the offer to join him in his adventures declined because of his darker side. Declining Christmas dinner, the Doctor was told by Donna to "find someone" to help him control his dark side. However, he continued to insist that he "didn't need anyone". (TV: The Runaway Bride)
Unable to fill the void in his life left by Rose, the Doctor began travelling alone.
On his first journey without Rose, the Doctor nearly fell off a cliff on the planet Hondran but was saved by Kara McGravy. After finding Hondran overrun by human hunters, the Untra, the Doctor managed to lure them to the edge of a cliff, and once again descending to his dark side, he allowed carnivorous snake-like plants to eat them. (COMIC: The Hunters)
The Doctor next visited Croxton Hall and, alongside waitress Daisy White, battled the ghosts of Lord and Lady Tubbs and their houseguests. He used the Ancient Horologe, a timepiece used to measure the passage of time across the dimensions, to transform all the ghosts into humans. After the house was restored to normal, the Doctor attended the Tubbs wedding anniversary. (COMIC: 13 O'Clock)
Attempting to see central London's Christmas lights, the Doctor accidentally landed the TARDIS in Daniel Francis Thompson's bedroom. Daniel made his way into the TARDIS and meddled with the controls, transporting the time machine to Belgium in 1914, where they witnessed a German and British football match. After visiting various Christmas periods in Earth's history, the Doctor returned Daniel home. (PROSE: Deep and Dreamless Sleep)
Cybermen on Centuria
The Doctor took a break from his travels on the Earth colony world, Centuria. His holiday was cut short when he discovered an army of Cybermen had escaped the Battle of Canary Wharf. Taken prisoner and unable to stop the Cybermen's takeover of Centuria, the Doctor met Jayne Kadett, an investigator. He and Jayne managed to destroy the Cybermen at the heart of the Centuria invasion. They discovered the Cybermen had been rebuilding their army across the universe, so the Doctor took Jayne with him to track them down and destroy them. (COMIC: The Power of the Cybermen)
Following the Cybermen's signal, the Doctor flew an airship across the continent of Azlon, which had now become a gigantic Cyber-conversion factory. The Doctor and Jayde destroyed the factory and found a map that brought them closer to destroying the heart of the new Cybermen empire. (COMIC: Drones of Doom)
Taken prisoner below the arctic lands of Centuria, the Doctor and Jayne met Homaj, a half-cybernised drone. After battling the Ice Snakes and cyber-dogs, the Doctor and Jayne used explosives to destroy the Cybermen's base. Homaj sacrificed himself, and the Doctor and Jayne discovered the key to stopping the Cybermen was by destroying Centuria Central. (COMIC: Enemy Mine)
When Jayne became frozen in time, the Doctor set off to Centuria Central alone, becoming a fugitive. He infiltrated the base and destroyed the stasis machine, which had a mental link to the Cybermen. As a result, Cybermen across the galaxy were destroyed. With the galaxy protected, the Doctor asked Jayne to travel with him, but she declined. (COMIC: Time of the Cybermen)
Leaving Centuria, the Doctor stopped off at a 12th century English village at the time of the Black Death. He discovered the Zeerover virus had turned the villagers into zombies. Making a deal with the Zeerovers, the Doctor cured the villagers and treated many Black Death victims. (COMIC: Plague Panic)
Following a distress signal, the Doctor began investigating child disappearances in a small English village. Aided by Brynn, the last child in the village, he discovered a dying crashed sentient spaceship was abducting children to keep itself entertained with their imaginations. Brynn allowed the ship to feast on his imagination to "finish the story", allowing it to die happily and releasing all the children it had taken. (PROSE: Once Upon a Time)
The Doctor discovered the Floof, a species with the ability to hide in plain sight, had been stalking a man called Tom. Befriending Tom, the Doctor realised the Floof had developed a psychic link with Tom and was unwilling to let him go, killing Tom's wife. Enraged, the Doctor punished the Floof by separating it from Tom, condemning it to eternal loneliness. (PROSE: Corner of the Eye)
On his way to Baz’s Easy Diner on Agrellian Thaxis, the Doctor instead ended up on a restricted biodome in orbit on the dark side of a planet. When his sonic screwdriver agitated the carnivorous plants housed there, he was saved from an attack by a robot who took him to Professor Brask. Using his psychic paper, the Doctor bluffed his way out of trouble and learnt that the plants had been developed to grow in very weak light to provide crops on the outer worlds, but they had become violently aggressive in bright light as a side-effect. Brask intended to use them as a weapon. The Doctor mixed a concoction that momentarily pacified the plants, which allowed him to rescue Professor Flynt from Brask's attack and reprogram the station robots to attack the plants. He then tinkered with the station’s secondary systems and activated the tractor beam which hauled the Weapontek ship back. The ship eclipsed the sun and, without the light, the plants withered and died. With Brask and his cronies rounded up by robot police, Flynt was left with the prospect of starting their work from scratch with the seed sample Brask stole. (COMIC Green Fingers)
Arriving on newly-constructed Space Station Alpha in the 36th century, the Doctor met a snag finder called Jimmy and his Welding Bot X-5, who went by the name of "Bert". The Doctor discovered the Klytode, whom he had battled before, had scrambled Bert's circuits and was intending to launch a cobalt bomb on the station, which would cause the station to crash to Earth and destroy it. The Doctor saved Bert, tricked the Klytode into destroying his own planet, and had him arrested. (COMIC: The Snag Finders)
A very special friendThe Doctor visited the Slough of the Disjointed Planets, a space populated by warlike races renowned for their brutal conflicts. There, he encountered the dying War Keeper, the ancient controller of the population of the Disjointed Planets. To find a worthy successor, the War Keeper scanned the Doctor's mind for the identity and location of the greatest leader of the cosmos. He chose Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, the Doctor's old UNIT friend, now retired and in his late seventies. The Brigadier was kidnapped, but refused to accept the War Keeper's demands.
As an alternative, the War Keeper chose another of the Doctor's UNIT friends: Mike Yates, but accidentally summoned another, far less capable man with the same name. Rivals of the dying War Keeper infiltrated his helpers before his death and passed onto the other Mike Yates the Keeper's control device, the Warkeeper's Crown. With the weak-minded, wrong Yates under the control of the Crown and the many forces of the Disjointed Planets, the deceased War Keeper's rivals planned to control the conflicts. The controlled Yates transported himself back to Earth, along with many Orcs, Hawks and other creatures. The Doctor and the Brigadier, with an army of Brigadier clones the Doctor created with technology at the Slough, returned to the Earth to defeat the demon hordes and free Yates from the Crown's control. At this time, the Doctor and the Brigadier were reunite with the UNIT Mike Yates. With the danger passed, the Doctor and the Brigadier, still the best of friends, re-lived their old glories and said their goodbyes, although the Brigadier expected to see his old friend again. (COMIC: The Warkeeper's Crown)
Smith and Jones
Ten had more adventures with Martha than any other companion, but this section doesn't reflect that. This section needs a lot of work, incorporating material from Battles in Time, Doctor Who Adventures, DWM comic stories, IDW Publishing and Quick Reads.
While investigating a set of plasma coils, the Doctor checked himself into Royal Hope Hospital in 2008, where he met medical student Martha Jones. The hospital was H2O scooped onto the Moon by the Judoon, who were hunting the Plasmavore murderer Florence Finnegan. Pretending to be human, the Doctor tricked Finnegan into drinking some of his blood, which she assimilated into her system. The Judoon killed her after identifying her as an alien. Martha revived the blood-starved Doctor, and he unplugged Finnegan's overloaded MRI machine, set to kill half of humanity. The hospital was returned to Earth, and he tracked down Martha at a family gathering to offer her one trip in time as a way of saying "thanks". (TV: Smith and Jones)
As a reward, he took her to London in 1599 to meet William Shakespeare, another of his favourite authors. Learning the lost play, Love's Labour's Won, was to be performed, the Doctor decided to investigate why it vanished. He discovered the Carrionites had the Globe Theatre constructed to their design in order to use a hidden incantation in the script to free the rest of their kind from the Deep Darkness. Despite succeeding, their incantation was reversed by one improvised by Shakespeare, trapping them and all copies of the play in the Darkness. As it risked freeing them, the Doctor advised William not to rewrite the play. He also gave him, according to himself, 10% of the words or phases he would use in his future plays. After the performance, Queen Elizabeth I arrived and ordered her men to kill her sworn enemy: the Doctor, even though the Doctor hadn't met her yet. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)
Returning to New Earth in 5,000,000,053, the Doctor searched for Martha, who had been kidnapped by a couple wishing to use the New New York Motorway's fast lane. He discovered the city had "died" since his last visit and the population had become trapped on the motorway. Novice Hame, whom he had seen imprisoned on his last visit, took the Doctor to what was left of the Senate to help the Face of Boe open the Motorway. Martha and the population were freed from being attacked by the Macra, who lived in the filthy air below the cars. After the Face of Boe sacrificed his own life to power the doors keeping the motorway shut, he finally uttered his final words to the Doctor: "You are not alone", hinting that there was another Time Lord in the universe. (TV: Gridlock)1930 New York City, the Doctor and Martha investigated kidnappings from Hooverville, befriending their leader, Solomon. Investigating the sewers, the Doctor discovered strange pig-like creatures that worked for the Cult of Skaro, who were kidnapping humans with high intellegence for their Final Experiment; the pig slaves were created from those of low intellect. The Doctor discovered that the Daleks were trying to evolve into new forms in order to survive; the Cult of Skaro's leader, Dalek Sec, transformed himself into the first human-Dalek hybrid as part of this plan. (TV: Daleks in Manhattan)To the Doctor's surprise, Sec grew compassionate thanks to his new humanity, wishing to no longer conquer Earth; he wanted the Doctor to take the new human-Dalek race to a new world in his TARDIS. However, the other three members of the Cult betrayed Sec, stripped him of his Dalek superiority and continued with their endless mission to conquer Earth, filling the captive humans with pure Dalek DNA. The Doctor climbed to the top of the Empire State Building and got in the way of the solar flare that powered the experiment; he added Time Lord morality to the hybrids. The Daleks fought the hybrids; Daleks Sec, Jast and Thay and the hybrids all died, leaving Dalek Caan as the last Dalek in existence. Attempting to help Caan, the Doctor was enraged when Caan performed an emergency temporal shift, leaving the Doctor fearful that he had not seen the last of his oldest enemies. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks)
The Doctor brought Martha back home exactly 12 hours after they left, planning to leave and continue his travels alone. However, he decided to stay to discover what Professor Richard Lazarus was up to after hearing that he was going to "change what it meant to be human". Attending Lazarus' demonstration, the Doctor met Martha's family, including her mother, Francine, who took an immediate dislike to him. He discovered Lazarus had created a machine to restore youth. However, the machine backfired, mutating Lazarus into a monster that fed off the life force of others. Following Lazarus into Southwark Cathedral, the Doctor saved Martha and her sister Tish from being savagely attacked by Lazarus by using his sonic screwdriver to enhance a pipe-organ to reverse the machine's effect and revert Lazarus to his original self, dead. Per Martha's request, the Doctor took her on as an official travelling companion. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment)
The Doctor took Martha to Harankast, where they stopped ruthless car-dealer Joseph Manver from brainwashing the population into buying cars that polluted the planet and destroying the beautiful countryside. After closing his car business, the Doctor had Joseph arrested by the local authorities. (COMIC: Exhausting Evil)
After a bad experience with dinosaurs, Martha asked to return to the Royal Hope Hospital. While they were there, the Doctor found that the Cybermen had returned. After a confrontation with two Cybermen, the Doctor worked out, thanks to Martha, that the Cybermen were made on Earth during their invasion from the parallel Earth and so were not sucked into the Void. The Doctor was then arrested by Captain Selia Shandron, who wanted his help against the Cybermen. The Doctor then phoned Martha and found she had been kidnapped by the Cybermen. Their location found, the Doctor, Burton and Sandron prepared for the Cybermens attack. After the attack, the Doctor arrived to the Cybermen's base and pretended to help bring the Cyberarmy trapped in the void. In fact, he created a time portal to bring a dinosaur to defeat the Cybermen. (PROSE: Made of Steel)
The Doctor later reunited with a younger version of the Moxx of Balhoon. The Moxx was a solicitor for the Slitheen, who wanted to sue the Doctor for abducting their offsprings. However, the Doctor proved that the Slitheen children had stowed away aboard the TARDIS, foiling another Slitheen money-making scam. (COMIC: Who Ate All the Biscuits?)
After upgrading Martha's phone in mid-travel, the Doctor locked onto the distress call sent out by the SS Pentallian. He soon discovered that the ship was plummeting into the Torajii sun, but was unable to evacuate anyone because the TARDIS was trapped in the boiler room, which was growing inhumanely hotter by the minute. A malevolent force possessed Hal Korwin, the husband of the ship's captain Kathryn McDonnell, and began reducing the rest of the crew to cinders. Eventually, the Doctor discovered that Torajii was sentient and seeking revenge on Kathryn and her crew for scooping out some of it to use as fuel; it possessed him after its previous host was stopped. Holding off possession long enough, the Doctor told Martha how to get rid of the fuel to appease Torajii. She did so with the last surviving crewmembers and the Doctor was released from its possession. After this, he gave Martha a TARDIS key. (TV: 42)
The Doctor next chased a Voracious Craw off Tiermann's World in the 35th century by using a copy of the alien's species to scare it off the planet before it could finish consuming it. (PROSE: Sick Building)
A trip to 1909 led to the Doctor meeting his old foes, the Zygons, once again. However, because they were suffering from starvation, he managed to easily repel them from Earth when they tried invading. (PROSE: Sting of the Zygons)
When they lost the TARDIS in time winds, the Doctor and Martha took up residency on a luxury astroliner called Tritanic. One day, the ship was attacked by the Skrawn, whose homeworld had been destroyed in the Last Great Time War. The Skrawn stole Tritanic's experimental time-nav system to overpower the Kolox nebula. In pursuit using teleports, the Doctor found his TARDIS aboard the Skrawn's ship. The Doctor distrupted the Skrawn's ship and stole the time-nav, leaving the Skrawn lost in the Kolox nebula forever. (COMIC: The Skrawn Inheritance)
The Doctor next took Martha to Maught, a planet resembling the American Wild West, where he stopped three criminals, Tu, Blontt and Angelo, from stealing water of gold. (COMIC: The Green, the Bad and the Ugly)
During a trip to a supermarket, the Doctor and Martha encountered a rampaging warrior called Thaur, one of three warrior kings separated, banished and exiled from Norsum by a goddess called Angboda. During a scuffle, Martha caught Thaur’s necklace, a crystal and his only link with his homeworld. Looking into the crystal, the Doctor saw a fleet of war-craft under construction, commanded by Angboda in order to attack civilisations across the galaxy. Instead of handing him over to the authorities. the Doctor took Thaur aboard the TARDIS to stop the attack on the galaxy. (COMIC: Wrath of the Warrior)
The Doctor and Martha located Thaur’s fellow warrior king Vulsturg the Vast, imprisoned to a large rock on a planetoid. When they tried to free him, slimy green rocks (actually flying creatures), emitted a deafening scream. Reversing the sonic field of three hearing aids, the Doctor blocked the sound and rescued Vulsturg. When a large beast tried to stop their escape, the Doctor attached the three hearing aids to each of its three ears then soniced them back to a normal setting. The beast was overcome by the amplified screaming and fell unconscious. The Doctor, Martha, Thaur and Vulsturg then left in the TARDIS to find the third warrior king. (COMIC: The Screaming Prison)
The Doctor next took his companion and two passengers to a prison on Haklok, only to find the place littered with bodies, including those of robo-sassins, which had been sent to stop the group from finding the warrior kings. Looking into Thaur's crystal, the Doctor realised that Angboda’s fleet were in fact hospital ships travelling to help the worlds that Thour and his two fellow warriors had attacked. Having been tricked by Thour, the Doctor and Martha were left behind as the three warriors stole the battle cruiser and set off to avenge themselves against Angboda. (COMIC: Force and Fury) Angry and guilty for being tricked into freeing Thaur and his two accomplices, the Doctor travelled to Queen Angboda's hospital ship to defend it against Thour's imminent attack. With no weapons to use, the Doctor, Martha and Angboda instead jettisoned everything in the ship's cargo bay, creating a reflective barrier with Thour's laser that heavily damaged his ship and caused it to crash onto a barren asteroid, leaving the three warrior kings stranded and powerless. (COMIC: Warriors' Revenge)
Responding to a distress call from Professor Dinsdale of the Interplanetary Archaeological Institute on Brendock Seven, the Doctor discovered Dinsdale's team had been killed trying to open an ancient burial mound. The Doctor managed to bypass the door’s sonic disruptor. Inside, he and Martha found the Vortex Cannon, a weapon capable of universal catastrophe, created by an ancient and long-dead civilisation. To his horror, the Doctor unmasked Dinsdale as a shape-changing Zaan Warrior. The Zaan escaped with the Cannon. However, guardians of the burial mound destroyed the Craan's craft. The Craan commander survived and escaped in an escape pod. Knowing that Treed Crystals that powered the Cannons were found only on the planet Garvrath, the Doctor and Martha set off in pursuit of the Zaan commander. (COMIC: Head Start) After spending a while tracking the Craan, the Doctor and Martha attended a film premiere, knowing that the leading star, Honey Vox, wore one of the best examples of a Treed Crystal, and would be a likely target of the Zaan. They contacted her and discovered the Treed Crystal locked in her safe. In the safe, they found Jebelex the Pulthasian had stolen the crystal using a matter transmuter. As the Craan arrived, Jebelex tricked them into thinking he had chucked the crystal to Martha and escaped in his ship. Using the matter transmuter, the Doctor and Martha went off in pursuit of the crystal, following a trail of Jebelex' DNA. (COMIC: Jewel of the Vile)
Tracking Jebelex, the Doctor and Martha arrived on Karaten, where the Doctor was thrown into a living water entity by the hostile villagers. Inside it, the Doctor found the skeleton of Jebelex, and the Treed Crystal. On the Doctor’s instructions, Martha used Jebelex’s matter transmuter to turn liquid into a solid, freeing the Doctor and allowing him to destroy the, now solid, entity. With the crystal in his possessions, the Zaan arrived and kidnapped Martha, threatening to kill her unless the Doctor delivered the crystal to their homeworld. (COMIC: Lock, Stocks and Barrel)
After chasing the Zaan across space, the Doctor discovered the crystal was actually a trap. He freed Martha and tricked the Zaan into using the crystal, trapping the Zaan and their homeworld in a time-loop for eternity. Luckily, the Doctor boosted the TARDIS' power and broke free from the time-loop, although he did feel a sense of guilt for what he had done. (COMIC: End Game)
In 2000 London, the Doctor and Martha were caught up in an alien robbery at a high street bank. Stealing a nearby convertible, the Doctor and Martha chased the alien bandits. They found two alien criminal gangs operating in their area. When the gangs escaped using teleports, the Doctor was puzzled when one of them mentioned a "competition", and set off in the TARDIS to track their teleport beam. (COMIC: The Millennium Blag)
The TARDIS arrived aboard a 19th century American merchant ship, and the Doctor and Martha were apprehended by the crew. Accused of being French agents, they were sentenced to be thrown overboard, but before the sentence could be carried out the ship was attacked by the alien robbers whose hi-tech ships pulled up on either side. As the merchant ship tried to make its escape, the Doctor used the ship’s rations to disable the aliens’ proton cannons. As one ship began to sink, the Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to sink the other craft. Before the aliens transported away they warned the Doctor not to interfere in the contest. The Doctor and Martha headed off in pursuit. (COMIC: Second Wave)
On a trip to Egypt in 2375, the Doctor and Martha watched the Great Pyramid of Cheops vanish. Intrigued, the Doctor tried to track it down and materialised the TARDIS by the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, just as it disappeared. Travelling to Greece, 280 BC, he and Martha saw the Colossus of Rhodes vanish. the Doctor also discovered that the statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Pharos lightho at Alexandria had also vanished, which left only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Hanging Hardens of Babylon. Having anticipated its disappearance, they were approached by a Talithan swindler called Pholonius Ginn, who planned to sell the wonders on g-Bay. All three were teleported to the deep space station headquarters of the FatKat Corporation, an auction for planet Earth and all inhabitants born in the Humanian period. Ginn bought Earth, but the Doctor distrupted the deal as Ginn had bought control of every inhabitant of Earth - except Martha, which subsequently ruined his business deal. Afterwards, the Doctor returned the Seven Wonders to their original positions. (COMIC: Minus Seven Wonders)
The Doctor and Martha next became caught up in a decade-long alien war and discovered the guns used in the war placed the target in suspended animation rather than killed them. The Doctor stopped one of the last survivors, [Elphon]], from slaughtering everyone involved in the war in a desperate act to end the raging condlict. He brought the two warring species together and freed the hundreds of warriors that had been suspended. (COMIC: The Last Soldier)
After watching the Beatles in 1960s Liverpool, Martha was kidnapped. Intrigued, the Doctor traced her to Gelezen, a planet that was isolated from the rest of the universe thousands of years ago. Breaking the time field around Gelezen, the Doctor stopped the Gelezens from taking Martha's human DNA to survive, instead giving them his own genes to ensure they had a long future. (COMIC: Signs of Life)
After leaving Gelezen, the Doctor and Martha visited Fraxinos, where they met Natalie Sharrocks, who was on the run from the Chelonian although she didn't know why. Investigating, the Doctor was led to a company called "the Body Bank", which allowed the aged to regain youth via mind transference. Undercover as a health inspector, he learnt an entity had taken Natalie's body whilst she was at the clinic to destroy a Chelonian breeding planet, killing thousands. The entity took control of another patient, who later died of a heart attack, killing the entity and saving Natalie from Chelonian retribution. (COMIC: The Body Bank)
The Doctor and Martha next visited the Great Solar Shields, which was used to take the heat off 21st century Earth to ease the effect of global warming. Aboard, the Doctor encountered the Silhouettes, mythical creatures, when they began murdering the crew. He stopped them from unleashing a swarm onto Earth, which caused the Shield to break up. (COMIC Sunscreen)
Out of mercy, the Doctor chose to hide from the Family of Blood, who wanted his Time Lord body to achieve a form of immortality, rather than confronting them directly; as he was saving them from a Time Lord's fury. He used a Chameleon Arch to transform himself into a human school teacher named John Smith in 1913 England, completely repressing his Time Lord self, and sending Martha undercover as his maid to protect it while he could not. His alter ego had no recollection of the Doctor, although he had dreams of his adventures. John Smith fell in love with the matron of the school, Joan Redfern. (TV: Human Nature)
Initially resistant to change back as he had adapted a normal life and had forseen his bright future with Joan, John chose to die and allow the Doctor to retake his Time Lord body so he could save the Earth from being attacked. Enraged at the deaths commited by them, his darker side took over: he gave the Family eternal punishments: he trapped Father of Mine in chains forged in a dwarf star, Mother of Mine in the event horizon of a collapsing galaxy, suspended Son of Mine in time and trapped Daughter of Mine in every mirror in existence. He was left haunted by all the death and destruction his act of mercy had caused, and by his guilt over Joan having been in love with his human avatar. This caused him to offer her a chance to come with him, telling her that he was capable of all the things John had been, but she declined, knowing that John and the Doctor were no longer the same person. (TV: The Family of Blood)
Intending to take Martha to the Medusa Cascade, the Doctor found himself trapped in an abandoned mansion, where he faced illusions of his past. However, he managed to overcome his worst fears and saved Martha from hers. (COMIC: Mind Shadows)
On another trip, the Doctor stopped a Swamp Monster from attacking a Sundayan colony by tricking it into possessing him. Using a new protein-RNA mix, the Doctor destroyed the creature. (PROSE: Wetworld)
With the TARDIS materialisation field damaged, the Doctor and Martha became trapped on the Seamancer on Earth in 2008 for a few days whilst the TARDIS recalibrated, where they met Captain Ketley and his crew. Before they could leave, they and the crew were transported to the oceanworld of Surobos, where they were sentenced to death by the Suroban. Making a deal with a friendly Suroban, the Doctor ventured into the ocean to retrieve his TARDIS and returned the Seamancer crew to Earth. (COMIC: Shipwreck!)
Seeking peace and respite, the Doctor took Martha to an icy alien city called Isqaron, where they discovered the city was melting and that the population believed it was the work of a god called Asharoth. Empress Tamil believed the Doctor to be an escaped slave of Asharoth and had him thrown through a dimension gateway. The Doctor found himself deposited on Earth, where he learnt a group of scientists, led by Professor Milligan were using Isqaron as air conditioning for Earth, pumping hot polluted air to Isqar and sucking cold pure air back. The Doctor convinced scientist Kate Curran of the dangers they were doing and destroyed Malligan's work with her help. He and Kate then flew through the gateway in a helicopter and saved Martha and the city. (COMIC: Cold War)
After detecting an inexplicable power source, the Doctor and Martha travelled to Zetheda, only to discover the whole planet to be overflow with un-recycled waste. They were attacked by the Worgoth. But later saved by the Ratlings, who sent the distress signal leading the TARDIS to Zethenda in the first place. The distress beacon also attracted the attention of the Optimi's, a race of evolving humans who wanted to colonise the "paradise" world of Zethenda and destroy the Rawlings. Escaping, the Doctor, Martha and the Ratlings activated a terraforming device hidden underground that created a paradise landscape. In the end, the Ratlings and Optimi came to a compromise: the Ratlings would inhabit the wastelands, whilst the Optimi would live in the paradise they had been searching for. (COMIC: Waste Not)
On Lumana, the Doctor and Martha were enlisted into protecting the Loomish from the reptilian Slaken. However, he soon discovered the Loomish were con artists and had led him off to find the Slaken so that they could take up residency in the TARDIS. Martha tricked the Loomish into thinking one of their family members were in dangers, and she and the Doctor quickly escaped in the TARDIS when the Loomish briefly left the ship. (COMIC: House Pests)
Arriving in Creighton Mere, the Doctor discovered a Vurosis. To prevent it from doing any more harm to the populace, the Doctor forced its mutategenic powers back on it, killing the alien. (PROSE: Wishing Well)
In the 40th century, the Doctor encountered space pirates, and he tried to make them give up their ways. They killed him, but thanks to an incomplete time loop, the Doctor was revived without the need for regeneration. Using the TARDIS to complete the loop, the Doctor allowed the pirates to party on the Brilliant forever. (PROSE: The Pirate Loop)
In 1880, the Doctor found (literal) living weapons known as the Clade, which were causing trouble. After getting one to heal Martha from an injury with the promise of being a new host, the Doctor proved stronger in a battle of wills and forced the original programming to come back on before trapping them in a cave, which collapsed, trapping them for good. (PROSE: Peacemaker)
The Doctor and Martha went to 2007 to investigate strange disappearances at Wester Drumlins. They were transported back in time to 1969 by the Weeping Angels, one of the oldest races in the universe who took the form of stone angels when observed. The Angels fed off their potential energy. Using information given to him by Sally Sparrow before the incident, he left messages for Sally in the future to bring the TARDIS back to 1969. (TV: Blink)
At Christmas, the Doctor took Martha shopping in Oxford Street in the 38th century, where he re-encountered snag finder Jimmy and his Welding Bot X-5, "Bert". Spending christmas with them, the Doctor learnt Jimmy had fallen under the control of anotherKlytode, who wanted to use Jimmy's new ecopower station to unleash the Prime Klytode onto Earth. He succeeded and Klytode's began invading London. Refusing to allow Bert to sacrifice himself, the Doctor reversed the hyperspatial link that brought the Klytode to Earth, sending the Prime Klytode and his army back to were they originated. (COMIC: A Klytode Christmas)
After spending Christmas with Bert and Jimmy, the Doctor landed aboard a research base in deep space, which had been populated by alien beings whom he had defeated in his past nine lives. They had all joined forces to kill him. However, their hatred of him eventually led to their demise when they began turning on each other. (COMIC: Death to the Doctor!)
The Doctor received a distress signal which led him and Martha back to New Earth, which had been invaded by an alliance of Cybermen and Judoon. Assisted by Novice Hame and Thomas Brannigan, the Doctor defeated the two armies. (COMIC: In-Flight Entertainment)
The return of the Master
On another refuelling trip to Cardiff, the Doctor caught a glimpse of his immortal former companion, Jack Harkness. Fearing Jack's "impossible existence", the Doctor set off when the TARDIS was refuelled. Jack managed to jump onto and cling to the exterior of the TARDIS. The TARDIS reacted badly, flying all the way to the year 100,000,000,000,000 - at the end of the universe itself.
On Malcassairo, which populated the last of humanity, the Doctor and Jack had a tense reunion. Whilst investigating the planet, they saved a human from being hunted by a cannibalistic humanoid called the Futurekind. Fleeing the Futurekind, the trio entered the Silo, the asylum of the last survivors of the universe and the launching point for the most ambitious trip in history: Utopia, supposedly a haven beyond the collapse of reality. The Doctor, Jack and Martha assisted Professor Yana in powering up the rocket. However, the Doctor learnt Yana was actually his arch enemy, the Master, fulfilling the Face of Boe's dying prophecy: the Master had made himself human to escape the Last Great Time War using a Chameleon Arch. His Time Lord consciousness restored, he became the Master again. After being shot by Yana's assistant, Chantho, and facing imminent regeneration, the Master locked himself inside the TARDIS. Once he regenerated, the Master hijacked the ship and escaped, leaving the Doctor, Jack and Martha to die at the end of the universe at the hands of the Futurekind. (TV: Utopia)
The Doctor fixed Jack's vortex manipulator, and used it to bring them back to 2008, where they discovered the Master, under the human name of Harold Saxon, was now Great Britain's new Prime Minister, forcing the Doctor and his allies to go on the run as the Master had captured Martha's family, whom he had tricked into helping him entrap the Doctor. On board the UNIT aircraft carrier Valiant, the Doctor discovered his TARDIS had been turned into a paradox machine. The Master invited the sphere-like Toclafane, whom he ordered to assassinate US President Arthur Coleman Winters and attack the Earth. The Doctor was aged into an old man by the Master's laser screwdriver with had his biological code. (TV: The Sound of Drums) As the Toclafane began slaughtering one tenth of the human population, the Doctor sent Martha away with Jack's manipulator after whispering his plan against the Master. (TV: The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords)
Being kept prisoner for a year, the Doctor, Jack and the Jones family witnessed the Master and the Toclafane devastate Earth's civilisations and reduce the human race to camps of survivors. The Doctor slowly began to realise that the Toclafane were the humans he had encountered at the end of the universe. He was once more aged by the Master, this time into a diminutive little creature. Using the Archangel Network, the Doctor harnessed the psychic energy of humanity's hope, as Martha had spent a year travelling the world telling humanity about his importance to them. The Doctor regained his young appearance. He then inflicted the worse blow to the Master's ego: he forgave him for everything he did. On the Doctor's orders, Jack destroyed the paradox machine keeping the Toclafane in the present, undoing the entire year; time resumed for everyone else right after the president was killed, but those on the Valiant retained their memories due to being at the "eye of the storm".However, while the Doctor planned to keep the Master his prisoner, his human wife, Lucy Saxon, shot him; the Master gleefully refused to regenerate as be couldn't bear to spend the rest of his life with the Doctor and died in the Doctor's arms. Now the very last Time Lord in existence, the Doctor was devastated after losing the Master. After burning his arch-enemy's body, the Doctor offered Jack the chance to rejoin him on the TARDIS, but Jack declined, saying that his Torchwood team needed him. Before parting company with Jack, the Doctor was astonished to learn that his immortal friend may live to become the Face of Boe. Preparing to depart with Martha, the Doctor found she also wished to leave him to help her family recover from the year-long ordeal they had suffered. Martha told him she was in love with him. but knew he'd never return her feelings. However, she gave him her upgraded mobile phone so that she could call him if trouble arised. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)
When Doctors cross paths
Immediately after Martha left, the Doctor crashed his TARDIS into that of his fifth incarnation's, which put the universe in danger of being sucked into a Belgium-sized black hole. However, the Doctor used his memory of the event from his fifth incarnation's viewpoint to create a supernova at the exact same moment the black hole appeared. After giving a heart-felt speech of appreciation to his past self, the Doctors' TARDISes separated. Before he could turn the TARDIS' shields back on, the spaceship Titanic crashed through the walls. (TV: Time Crash)
A Titanic adventure
After fixing the damage to his TARDIS, the Doctor attended a party on the Titanic on Christmas Eve, 2008, where he befriended Morvin and Foon Van Hoff and a waitress called Astrid Peth, whom the Doctor planned to take travelling with him. During a brief trip to Earth with a few passengers, the Doctor met Wilfred Mott, Donna Noble's granddad. When the ship's owner, Max Capricorn, had a meteor shower purposely crash into the Titanic so that it would crash on Earth and wipe out six billion humans, the Doctor and Astrid tried to lead the Hoffs, a tour guide called Mr Copper and arrogant businessman, Rickston Slade, to safety. However, Morvin died and Foon gave her life to save the others, causing the Doctor to decree "no more". Whilst his party of three survivors reached the flight deck, the Doctor was taken prisoner by Max and was nearly killed by the Heavenly Host on Max's orders. He was saved by Astrid, who lifted Max, with a forklift, taking him with her into the Titanic's nuclear storm drive. Using her teleport bracelet, the Doctor managed to bring Astrid back, but only as a partially cohensive form. Devastated, he kissed her goodbye and allowed her atoms to scatter in space. The Doctor, alongside Midshipman Alonso Frame stopped the Titanic from crashing into Buckingham Palace. The Earth was saved though the Titanic only had three survivors. The Doctor went to Earth with Mr Copper to find his TARDIS. The Doctor rejected Copper's request to travel with him, though Mr Copper had accidentally had more than enough credit to get by for the first time in his life. After Copper left to start a new life on Earth, the Doctor set out on his own once again. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)
Meeting Majenta and travels alone
The Doctor stumbled onto Majenta Pryce's operation in the Hotel Historia, a chain of time-travelling hotels that had been destroyed in the Last Great Time War, while confronting the Graxnix in 41st century London and used the faulty tech to travel back to the hotel. The Graxnix followed the Doctor and started to kill people at the hotel. Majenta quickly decided to leave with her bills unpaid, but the Doctor prevented her escape. He used her time travel tech to imprison the Graxnix outside time, then ensured she was taken to debtors' jail. (COMIC: Hotel Historia)
Visiting a house on Christmas Eve 1920, the Doctor met a boy named Tom Wake. He discovered a sonic screwdriver hanging from the tree and a note for him with the screwdriver, which thanked him for saving the family's life on Christmases in the next nine decades. With this, he travelled to every Christmas between 1920 and 2007, protecting the Wake family. As time passed, the Doctor grew closer to Tom, his wife Alice and their children and grandchildren. Eventually, the Doctor and Tom reached Christmas 2007 and discovered it was Tom who left the note for the Doctor, instructing him to protect his descendants. (PROSE: The Hopes and Fears of All the Years)
Whilst travelling, the Doctor was contacted by Martha Jones via the TARDIS telepathic circuits. After reuniting with her, they were chased by Cybermen. The Doctor uncovered the truth: the Cybermen were actually psychic projections and Martha was actually being impersonated by the Beast who he had fought on Krop Tor. As the Beast took control of the TARDIS, the Doctor tricked the Beast into turning into Martha again and ejected him into the time vortex, defeating him once again. The Doctor knew all the time he wasn't her, because Martha would phone the Doctor as she didn't know how to use the TARDIS' telepathic circuits. (COMIC: The Beast Is Back In Town)
The Doctor went on the trail of the Extron, a galactic criminal, after the alien parasite kidnapped the nine-year-old girl, Violet Hopely. He located the Extron to the desolated planet, Onla-toch in the 957-Dogron system, which the Extron devastated years previously. After re-capturing the Extron, the Doctor returned Violet to her parents on Earth. (COMIC: The Monster Upstairs)
After dealing with the Extron, the Doctor intended to brush up on his language skills. However, his lesson was cut short when he became trapped in the News Factory, a virtual world of crystalline matrix populated by journalists, including married couple Ray and Boudica Royce, whom the Doctor allied with to destroy the aggressive SubEds and the News Factory itself by distrupting the crystalline matrix. (COMIC: Hot Metal)
On Earth, the Doctor discovered Max Capricorn's henchmen had kidnapped Jack Harkness after mistaking him for Max. With Martha, the Doctor travelled to Penhaxico Two and rescued Jack. (COMIC: Escape to Penhaxico)
After burning toast in the TARDIS, the Doctor was forced to land in a purple alien jungle, where he met Mason Burns, an archaeologist searching for the final resting place of the Old Kings of Skarab. The Doctor joined him on his quest. After battling giant scorpians and escaping various traps, the Doctor discovered a group of humans had been turned into gorillas by the kings centuries ago. Finding and sealing the kings tomb, the Doctor left Mason to lead a revolution on Skarab. (COMIC: The Old Kings of Skarab)
The Doctor was summoned to 19th century China by an old acquaintance: Chan Chiu. After learning immortal spirits were operating at the temple of Qingyange, he took Chan's nephew Li to investigate and found the spirits under the command of a stone monkey and his governor. Taken prisoner, he challenged the stone monkey for the future of Earth: they both had to defeat a dragon to seal their power over Earth. the Doctor won the challenge, defeated the dragon and drove the stone monkey and his spirits away from Earth. After leaving a younge Li, the Doctor travelled into the future and visited Li in his eighties, as he was telling his grandchildren about their adventure. (COMIC: Reign of the Stone Monkey)
The Doctor began tracing one half of a silicoid space-folder from Omikros, a device capable of folding space to allow instantaneous travel. He found it in the possessions of a boy called Tom Blakeney. However, Tom's dog Sammy found the other half of the device, opening a portal for a being called Ramadra of the Omikron invasion force to take over and transform him into a tall wolf-like alien. Ramadra connected the two halves, allowing the Omikron invasion force to flood through to Earth. The Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to temporarily reverse the fold between Omikron and Earth, closing the rift before all of the invasion force could pass through. Pursued by the force already on Earth, the Doctor and Tom seized the recovering space-folder from Ramadra. Ramadra overpowered the Doctor, Tom appealed to his little dog Sammy, lost in Ramadra. The Doctor distracted him by throwing a stick that Ramadra chased after, allowing the Doctor time to separate the two halves of the space-folder, sending the force back to Omikron and reverting Sammy back to the form of a dog. (COMIC: Every Dog Has His Day)
Landing in a cavern next to a pool of superheated water, the Doctor came under attack from flying aliens called Shrikes. He was rescued by a youngster called Kaze, who led him to a village and the villagers leader Genji, who invited him to the Ceremony of Choosing, when warriors to defend the village against the Shrike were selected. After the ceremony, the Doctor and the rejected group were thrown from a cliff and came across a crashed spaceship which had used up all its energy shielding itself from the Shrikes. The Doctor landed his TARDIS on the ship, connected his engines with the ship and gave it enough power to launch. (COMIC: The Halls of Sacrifice)
In Switzerland in 1816, the Doctor found a giant creature called Zzazik was responsible for a storm and trapped it in sparks of electric. After this, the Doctor re-encountered a face from his past: Mary Shelley, companion of his eighth incarnation who had been knocked unconscious by the sparks of electricity. However, he left without revealing his identity, instead inspiring her to write Frankenstein. (COMIC: The Creative Spark)
After finding the corpse of Dr Kaleb Loss from the InFECT Institute of Exo-Contamination Treatment on the posionous planetoid Death's Door, the Doctor returned Loss to the InFECT base on Mustron V, only to be attacked by the base's protector, a Vox. He was saved by Rachel Barlow and allied with her to unmask a sabotuer who was distrupting the team's work. After an attempt was made on their lives, the Doctor and Rachel discovered a medical officer called Jennifer Arden was responsible due to her disagreement with the methods of the team's leader, Mick Hogan. When Jennifer infected herself whilst fighting with Hogan, the Doctor used samples collected by Kaleb Loss to cure her. (COMIC: The Poison Planet)
Tracking a Sea-Rah creature that had fallen through a hole in time, the Doctor ended up on a beach in England, where he saved a young boy called Lewis from the Sea-Rah. Unable to return the Sea-Rah home, the Doctor relocated it to Kenru Za in Galaxy 29 and returned Lewis to Earth afterwards. (COMIC: Sea-Rah)
Visiting the Vienna State Opera, the Doctor found the great tenor, Anton Mordillo, was actually a member of the Thieves' Guild of Kardol, a group of alien con-artists wanted in seven star systems. (COMIC: The Great Mordillo)
Travels with DonnaWhile investigating Adipose Industries, the Doctor was reunited with Donna Noble, who had spent months searching for him as she had come to regret rejecting his offer to travel with him. With Donna's help, he used two Adipose Industries pendants to prevent a million Londoners from being killed and their organs and skeletons converted into Adipose babies. The Doctor tried to save the life of Matron Cofelia, the foster mother to the few thousand Adipose that made it through before the birthing stopped, but the Adipose First Family's ship dropped her as it took aboard the incomplete harvest of Adipose, killing her.
Deciding to take Donna on as a companion, the Doctor and Donna were both quick to rule out the possibility of a romantic involvement, making their companionship dynamically different from those of Rose and Martha. This was something the Doctor had been wishing for: just a friend, no romantic difficulties. He flew the TARDIS to where her grandfather Wilfred was looking at the stars through his telescope, waving to him along with Donna before heading off into the stars. (TV: Partners in Crime)
Discovering they had landed a day before "Volcano Day" in 79 Pompeii, the Doctor tried rushing Donna back to the TARDIS. However, he was constantly pestered by her to try saving the citizens. Being a Time Lord, the Doctor strongly opposed her suggestion to change history. Initially determind to escape, he took an interest in how the Sibylline Sisterhood were able to accurately foretell the future, learning they were turning to stone. The Doctor discovered Pyroviles were attempting to take over the Earth after losing their own world by converting humans into their own kind. Having the choice between the death of the entire world or of the thousands in Pompeii, the Doctor made Vesuvius erupt and destroyed the Pyroviles. Per Donna's request, he saved Lobus Caecilius and his family, admitting she was right; he did need someone to help him resist his darker side. Because of their deed, he and Donna became the Caeciliusia's household gods. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)
In 4126, the Doctor took Donna to the Ood Sphere, homeworld of the Ood he had encountered on Sanctury Base 6. He discovered that the Ood of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire were actually slaves instead of servants and helped free them by opening the field blocking the Ood Brain, the "third element" of Oodkind's minds. The owner of Ood Operations, Mr Halpen, was also turned into a Ood himself as punishment for how he treated them. After this, Ood Sigma foretold that the Doctor's song would end soon. (TV: Planet of the Ood)
They then encountered the Cult of Shining Darkness, who loathed robots. The Doctor managed to prevent them from carrying out their plans, but at the cost of the cultists being caught in an explosion. (PROSE: Shining Darkness)
Their next trip brought them to Calcutta, where they were forced to stop Darac-7, a Jal Karath, from kidnapping all humans to turn into Gelem warriors to be sold to the Hive Council. With the help of Mohandas Gandhi, they destroyed Darc-7 and his ship. (PROSE: Ghosts of India)
Whilst trying to teach Donna how to pilot the TARDIS, the Doctor recieved a call from Martha Jones, who led him back to UNIT in 2009 to investigate 52 simultaneous ATMOS-related deaths across the Earth. Alongside Private Ross Jenkins, the Doctor discovered the Sontarans were working with teenage genius Luke Rattigan to create ATMOS; they also replaced Martha with a clone, to keep them updated on the movements of the Doctor and UNIT. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem) The sezerfine gas was emitted from ATMOS-equipped cars across the Earth to be used to breed more Sontarans for the war against the Rutans. After finding and freeing the real Martha (he immediately knew she was replaced), the Doctor used an atmospheric converter, built by the students at Luke's school for gifted children, to ignite the atmosphere, destroying the gas. The Sontarans' next plan was to simply conquer Earth. Rattigan, having been betrayed by the Sontarans, sacrificed his life, swapping places with the Doctor at the last minute to destroy the flagship with the converter. (TV: The Poison Sky)
Becoming a father again
Directly following this, the TARDIS unexpectedly transported the Doctor, Donna and an unwilling Martha to the planet Messaline in the year 6012. There, DNA was stolen from the Doctor and replicated to produce Jenny, his biological "daughter". Paradoxically, it was Jenny's creation which brought the TARDIS to Messaline to begin with. Initially critical of the girl due to her predilection for violence and reminded of the loss of his other children and grandchildren, the Doctor came to feel for his daughter after much persuasion and help from Donna. The Doctor activated the Source, a terraforming device that had become a subject of mythology. Messaline became inhabitable and the war between humans and Hath on the planet ended. Before the Doctor could take Jenny aboard the TARDIS, she was shot by General Cobb, stepping in to save the Doctor's life. The heartbroken Doctor overcame his desire to shoot Cobb dead in cold blood. However, he used his resistance in order to help found a new society on the planet. Martha returned to her fiancé Tom Milligan, as she had been taken there by mistake. The Doctor travelled on with Donna, with the burden of another lost loved one, unaware that his daughter had actually survived and was travelling across the universe in search of adventures, just like him. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter)
The Doctor next foiled the Slitheen's plot to take control of the human race by using TV broadcasting. During this adventure, the Doctor's actions led him to the attention of BBC News, which made him and Donna short-lived celebrities. (COMIC: Just Another Thursday)
On the desert planet of Baktek, the Doctor began experiencing illusions of Gallifrey. After discovering the purpose of this, he and Donna allied with a Judoon squad to save an Adipose brood. (COMIC: The Baktek Illusion)
The Doctor was part of a murder mystery in Eddison Manor in 1926. Working with yet another of his favourite authors, Agatha Christie, the Doctor discovered Arnold Golightly, a half Vespiform - half human, was turned into a murderer when the Firestone mentally connected him to Agatha. The Firestone gave him the wrong template on how the world worked, and he imitated the murder methods in Agatha's books. When Donna threw the gem into a lake, with Golighty going after it, the connection caused temporary amnesia in Christie, and the Doctor dropped her off in the Harrogate Hotel. He also showed Donna that Agatha's work would be read for a long time by showing her a volume he got in 5,000,000,000. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)
In Scunthorpe, the Doctor and Donna encountered a robot duplicate of Martha Jones, who had been created by one of the Doctor's enemies to entrap him. However, the Doctor reprogrammed "her" and left the robot to live a peaceful life on an alien world. (COMIC: Mad Martha)
Enter River SongThe Doctor received a message on his psychic paper from Professor River Song, a "very important" woman from his future. She called him to the Library in the 51st century to help a team of archaeologists representing the Felman Lux Corporation to investigate the planet, which had been sealed off a century earlier with the message "4022 saved. No survivors." However, she called him at a point where he had no idea who she was. The group discovered the Library infested by Vashta Nerada. The Doctor teleported Donna back to the TARDIS with the shop's teleporters, but she failed to make it. (TV: Silence in the Library) She was "saved" inside the Library's core. River gained the Doctor's trust by revealing to him that she knew his real name, which deeply shocked the Doctor. The Doctor realised that the 4022 people being "saved" meant they were inside the core.
Angered by them devouring Anita, the Doctor asked the Vashta Nerada to look him up in the Library's history books. The swarm backed down for a day to give the Doctor time to save the people in the Core before the Library detonated. River knocked out the Doctor and handcuffed him, sacrificing herself to boost the Library's memory, which devastated the Doctor as he began to realise how important she would be to him in the future. This returned the 4000 people who were saved in the Library's core, including Donna.
The Doctor, inspired by her faith in him, saved River Song by preserving her data ghost, saved in the sonic screwdriver by his future self, into the core's virtual reality, and travelled on with Donna to find the "next chapter" in his long life. (TV: Forest of the Dead)
The next chapter
The Doctor next took Donna to a leisure planet called Splendorosa, where they visited a floating city called Coral. Intrigued by the city, the Doctor went undercover at GeoCorp, the company responsible for the city's position in the sky. He came into conflict with the company's CEO, Volsairius Trefgar. He and Donna uncovered a plot to "steal" Splendorosa by Trefgar and the war-like Sarriflex, who intended to transport the planet to a galaxy at war in order to use it as a weapon. The Doctor stopped them by disrupting their ships, bringing Coral City back to the land in the process. However, he and Donna, instead of being honoured for saving the population from a deadly war, were chased out of the city by a lynch mob, as the population had grown fond of "living in the sky". (PROSE: Grand Theft Planet!)
The Doctor met an old foe from his fourth incarnation, the Mandragora Helix. He managed to prevent it from spreading influence through the internet. He then sent it out into space, confused and with memories missing, leaving it harmless for the time being. (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos)
When the TARDIS became damaged once again, the Doctor and Donna were taken prisoner by a space-junk dealer called Silas Wrench, who wanted to sell the TARDIS as scrap and sell the Doctor and Donna to slave masters. Alongside a Horobot, the Doctor used the TARDIS mesion recognition defence system to knock Silas unconscious. He and Donna regained the TARDIS, and the Horobot crashed Silas' ship into the desert to prevent his escape. (COMIC: Any Old Iron/Merchant of Menace)
At Donna's request, the Doctor took her to Hollywood in 2012. There, they discovered Amelia Hubble, a creature capable of sucking thoughts and ideas out of the brain, had brought the town to a standstill. After falling under Amelia's control himself, the Doctor stopped her from destroying the last talent in the city, Alan Crawford, and allowed her to draw creative plasma energy from the internet, saving the celebrities she already claimed and restoring Hollywood. The Doctor and Donna returned to Hollywood a year later to find that Amelia and Alan had got married. (COMIC: Nightmare on the Boulevard)
Arriving on the International Space Station in 2058, the Doctor formed an alliance with researcher Truman Truss to battle space insects called the Mange Mites. During this adventure, he inspired mankind to go deeper into space than they had ever been before. (COMIC: Attack of the Mange Mites!)
On a visit to the Myolthen galaxy, the Doctor and Donna lost the TARDIS when it was swept away by a waterfall. Caught up in a raging waterfall themselves, the Doctor and Donna were saved by Jeb, a fisherman from Zentos 3. He, along with a group of intelligent bears, helped the Doctor to locate the TARDIS. (COMIC: Washed Away!)
Taking Donna to the ancient Acropolis of Xentha in Galaxy 12, the Doctor encountered the Titanoleum Army and foiled their plot to convert holidaymakers into Teglatrons, reverting the people they had previously converted to their true form. (COMIC: Titanoleum Tourists)
During this time, the Doctor and Donna watched the courtship of the Zygolt, battled intelligent dogs in a flying house, watched the Beatles perform in 1963, prevented time from being meddled with in the 17th century and joined forces with a survey team to escape a living swamp. (COMIC: The Time of My Life)
Answering a distress signal in the Arctic Circle, the Doctor and Donna met Professor Renfrew and joined him and his team in their search for the corpses of ten miners. When Renfrew was killed, the Doctor discovered an Ice Warrior called Issaxyr was searching for a frozen Ice Warrior army. He discovered the Ice Warriors had planned to unleash a Spanish flu pandemic during World War I to weaken Earth. However, they were all killed by the Spanish flu. With his army dead, the Doctor returned Issaxyr to Mars to help rebuild the Ice Warrior civilisation. (PROSE: Cold)
The Doctor and Donna later visited the leisure planet Midnight. Donna stayed at the leisure palace whilst the Doctor took a four-hour ride on the Crusader 50 bus to the Sapphire Waterfall. The bus was attacked by an unknown entity which possessed one of the passengers, Sky Silvestry, and eventually appeared to pass into the Doctor, inciting mass hysteria among the other passengers. Before the creature could trick the passengers into throwing out the Doctor, Sky was dragged out into the X-tonic sunlight by the bus' hostess, who realised that Sky was stealing the Doctor's voice, and the creature departed, its plans defeated. (TV: Midnight)
After a turbulent ride in the vortex, the Doctor crashed the TARDIS at a science convention, where he and Donna witnessed Professor Eustace Krosson invent a wave-time vector detector that unleashed the Imago, parasites from the fourth dimension who devoured people's personal timelines. The Doctor tricked their queen into devouring Donna, a time traveller, which sent the Imago back to their own dimension and released everyone they had devoured, including Donna. (COMIC: Time Flies)
Visiting a garden centre at Christmas, the Doctor and Donna ran into a living snowman who was actually a Snowdemon creature, and they helped the Pixees to put it on trial for its crimes. (COMIC: Frosty the Snowdemon)
The Doctor and Donna visited the Chinese-influenced planet of Shan Shen. While Donna had her fortune told, a member of the Trickster's Brigade created an alternate universe around her, one in which Donna never met the Doctor, which resulted in his death and a wide mass of chaos across the universe. In this alternate universe, she met Rose Tyler, who had crossed from "her universe" to restore the timeline. She told her two words to tell the Doctor. After Donna corrected the universe by killing herself in the alternative universe, she was able to tell the Doctor the message, "Bad Wolf" - it meant the end of the universe. (TV: Turn Left)
War of the Medusa Cascade
Realising the barriers of countless universes were breaking down, the Doctor rushed back to 2009 Earth. He found that everything was normal, but when they re-entered the TARDIS, the planet vanished. Finding no clue as to its location and fearful for his various human allies, he went to the Shadow Proclamation and learned twenty-seven planets had been stolen. With the cooperation of old friends Harriet Jones, Jack Harkness and his Torchwood team, Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Martha Jones, Mr Smith and Rose Tyler, his Children of Time, he was contacted. He locked onto the location of the Earth by following the trail of the Tandocca Scale left by the missing Earth as well as the Children of Time's signal. He discovered Earth had been stolen by the, now mighty, Dalek Empire - and Davros, who had been saved from the Last Great Time War by Dalek Caan at the cost of Caan's own sanity. After landing on a ravaged Earth, he finally reunited with his beloved Rose. As they began running towards each other, a Dalek appeared. Jack destroyed it, but not before it had mortally wounded the Doctor. Taken into the TARDIS, the Doctor had his long awaited reunion with Rose, before the pain of being shot by a Dalek forced him to regenerate. (TV: The Stolen Earth)
Using his nearby severed hand from his swordfight with Fadros Pallujikaa, the Doctor used the regeneration to heal himself, but not to regenerate into a new form. (Nearing the end of his first regeneration cycle, the Eleventh Doctor described this as indicative of "vanity issues.") The TARDIS was taken aboard the Dalek ship Crucible, where the Doctor, Rose and Jack were captured. Donna was locked inside the TARDIS, which was sent to be destroyed in the Crucible's pit. As a result of this, a new Doctor was born from his severed hand when Donna touched it. The meta-crisis made Donna part-Time Lord, becoming the DoctorDonna of the Ood prophecy. He saved the TARDIS, but the "real" Doctor believed he had lost Donna and his ship. As the Children of Time gathered on the Crucible, Davros forced the Doctor to remember everyone who had died in his name and how he had turned all of his companions into weapons and willing murderers, which unveiled the Doctor's "soul". DoctorDonna disabled the planet powered reality bomb to stop Davros from destroying reality itself and the "three Doctors" and his companions overpowered the Daleks and sent the planets back to their original time and place. Whilst the Doctor worked on returning Earth home, the meta-crisis committed genocide against the Daleks, which horrified the Doctor.
As the Doctor's companions retreated to the TARDIS, the Doctor offered to save Davros and Caan. Davros refused, hatefully denouncing the Doctor as "the destroyer of worlds", while Caan predicted that one of the Doctor's companions would perish. The Children of Time used the TARDIS to tow Earth back to its original point in time and space as the Crucible fell, killing Davros and the Daleks for good. The Doctor said his goodbyes to Sarah Jane, Martha, Jack and Mickey Smith before he left the meta-crisis Doctor in the Tylers' parallel world, hoping Rose would help him control his dangerous ways just as she had done to him in his ninth incarnation, sacrificing his own future with Rose. The meta-crisis Doctor whispered what the Doctor was going to say when they were separated and Rose and the meta-crisis Doctor kissed. Upon returning to his own universe, the Doctor was dealt another emotional blow as he was forced to remove all of Donna's Time Lord abilities and memories of travelling with him, as they would have killed her because her human body couldn't handle it. He returned Donna to Wilfred and her mother Sylvia, and told them they would have to make sure she never remembered him. After receiving comfort from Wilfred, the heartbroken Doctor was then left to travel on, alone and saddened at all the friends he had lost in such a short time. (TV: Journey's End)
Whilst grieving, the Doctor discovered Donna, knowing that one day she would be forced to leave him, had recorded a message on Emergency Program One to say a proper goodbye to him. She told him never to give up on his travels and to find someone else. (COMIC: The Time of My Life)
Invasion of the mind
Es'Cartrss of the Tactire, an inhabitant of Callufrax Minor, had been stuck on the Dalek Crucible and was unable to return home before the Doctors returned the planets. He escaped to the TARDIS where he attempted to take over the Doctor's mind, but the Doctor's link with the TARDIS forced them both into the Matrix, where the Doctor lost all memory of his previous nine lives. Assisted by a TARDIS impersonation of Martha Jones, the Doctor had the stronger mind and began recalling past adventures, eventually gaining control of his memories. The Doctor and his TARDIS, which was now impersonating all of the Doctor's companions from his ten incarnations, fought Autons, Eight Legs and Clockwork Droids. The Doctor had the stronger mind, killing Es'Cartrss. As the TARDIS had saved his past and future, the Doctor began to appreciate his faithful ship more, knowing that she would always be there for him. Returning to reality, the Doctor visited the place he had wanted to visit ever since the beginning of his current life - Barcelona. (COMIC: The Forgotten)
When an ancient alien parasite inhabited his mind, the Doctor lost his memory once again and took up residency in a boarding house owned by the Manns family in 1940. Working with Robert Mann, the Doctor discovered the parasite had inhabited the oak tree in the village and sucked it into the time vortex, regaining his memory and control over his mind. After this, he had dinner with the Manns and the local villagers. (PROSE: Number 1, Gallows Gates Road)
The Doctor caused a change in a timeline that resulted in an old friend of his called Carla disappearing. Per Carla's request, the Doctor spent "years" searching for what became of Carla in the new timeline, eventually locating her. (PROSE: The Haldenmor Fugue)
The Doctor travelled to London on Christmas Eve, 1851. Whilst there, the Doctor met a man calling himself "the Doctor" and at first assumed him to be his future incarnation. In reality, he was a human, Jackson Lake, who had the contents of an infostamp about the Doctor imprinted on his brain. Jackson and his companion, Rosita Farisi, aided the Doctor in stopping the plot of the Cybermen and their ally, Mercy Hartigan to revive the Cyberking. London was saved. Lake was reunited with his son, Frederick and invited the Doctor to share Christmas dinner with his new family in memories of everyone the two men had lost, an offer which was at first declined, then accepted by the Doctor as it became an order. (TV: The Next Doctor)
After spending Christmas with Jackson and Rosita, the Doctor visited Italy in the 15th century to visit his old friend, Leonardo da Vinci and saved Leonardo from falling under the control of a robot that da Vinci himself had created. (COMIC: Metal Mania)
Soon after, the Doctor discovered Earth had been accidentally "sold" to the peace-loving Nin Confederacy by a human called Robbie, who had gained possession of the mobile of intergalactic estate agent Fliant Wormbleeder. Before he could save humanity from being exiled from their homeworld, the Doctor discovered two other, hostile, alien species, the Ssraarl and the Hoolox had also bought Earth. He failed to reason with them, but allied with the Nin to stop them from firing missiles at Earth. He stopped a war from breaking out by finding a new homeworld for the three species. (COMIC: The Day the Earth Was Sold/The King of Earth)
Heather and Wolfgang
The Doctor met Heather McCrimmon, a 19-year-old history student at University of Edinburgh and a descendant of his old companion, Jamie McCrimmon. After she helped him defeat the Mozhtratta, who had plotted to go back in time to murder the McCrimmon's of the 19th century, the Doctor invited Heather aboard the TARDIS, considering it as a way of furthering her education. (COMIC: The Chromosome Connection)
On their first adventure together, the Doctor and Heather went swimming in the Pacific Ocean and discovered an underwater city populated by the Spaeron. The Doctor transported them to Kerun Za, since their planet had been destroyed by the Daleks. (COMIC: The Aquarius Condition)
Returning Heather to Edinburgh, the Doctor stopped the Cran Movement from stealing Earth's clouds, and imprisoned them at the Shadow Proclamation when they refused to leave Earth. (COMIC: The Great Rain Robbery)
Visiting Delquis, a place of radiant beauty, the Doctor and Heather united two kingdoms, the Parrians and the Shells, by convincing the Parrian prince to declare his love for the Shell Judge. (COMIC: The Parrian Proposal)
Leaving Delquis, the Doctor and Heather met Hiram Bingham in Peru in 1911 and worked alongside him to close a number of time holes that had been unleashing the Incasaurs, creatures from another dimension, onto Earth. (COMIC: Hitching Point)
The Doctor next took Heather to Waltox Worldstor, the largest supermarket in the galaxy which orbited around Earth, where they prevented faulty robots from crushing all life on Earth, as they believed that humanity was the store's competition. (COMIC: Store Wars)
The Doctor and Heather became stranded on a sinking German U-boat in 1944, led by Captain Otto Lehmann. With no other option, the Doctor helped saved Otto's crew, even though he was opposed by an aggressive soldier called Krigge, who believed he was a spy. During this adventure, the Doctor helped Heather to overcome her grief and revenge for her grandfather, who had died in a U-Boat attack in 1944. (COMIC: The Submariners)
Taking Heather to a musical in New York City in 2018, the Doctor discovered the Gavulav, alien computer hackers, had infiltrated the NYPD so that they could fleece Earth's economy. The Doctor used a Gallifreyan counter virus to stop their schemes. (COMIC: The Greed of the Gavulav)
Attempting to make repairs to the TARDIS, the Doctor stopped off at an empty nebula. However, he was accidentally knocked into a coma and Heather was taken by an angry alien who intended to conquer the Human Empire of Wrap. Whilst trying to save her, the Doctor accidentally made himself gigantic. (COMIC: The Secret Army)
After escaping the Mohagan Horde on Mohaga, Heather became invisible, so the Doctor took her to InFECT, which specialised in intergalactic medicine. The Doctor allied with Professor Aldrin Strykt to find a cure. When everyone on the InFECT spacestation became infected by Heather's invisible virus, the Doctor went on a mission to Mohaga, where he once again battled the Mohagan Horde and found the organic protein that saved Heather and everyone aboard InFECT. (COMIC: The Invisibles)
Visiting an OAP's home in deep space, the Doctor helped the residents to retrieve their stolen spaceship from space pirates. However, his plan failed when the residents took up a life of piracy and the pirates, who had stolen their ship, decided to retire. (COMIC: Good Old Days)
On a trip to an alien mountain, the Doctor and Heather were challenged to the Abomination Game, where contestants undertook dangerous tests. After completing the game, the Doctor closed down the game's computer, allowing all of the population to be winners. (COMIC: The Abomination Game)
The Doctor became curious about the disappearance of USS Cyclops in 1918 and arrived aboard the ship hours before it sailed into the Bermuda Triangle and vanished. There, he and Heather were captured by Captain Worley and defeated an Octopod, a Rutan Host weapon. Even though he saved the crew from the Octopod, the Doctor never discovered why the Cyclops disappeared and was unable to avert it, as it was a fixed point in history. He also learnt that some mysteries would never be uncovered, not even by him. (COMIC: Cyclops)
The Doctor and Heather visited the Crystal Palace in 1854, only to find the palace deserted. Investigating, the Doctor re-encountered Victumas, queen of the dominion sisterhood whom he trapped in an antimatter realm years previously. He foiled her plot to dominate the galaxy, killing her and burning down the Crystal Palace in the process. (COMIC: The Crystal Palace)
Soon after, the Doctor became a judge for Monster Idol, a competition to be crowned the bodyguards of the King and Queen of Meritoria. Working behind-the-scenes, Heather discovered an alien couple had been impersonating the King and Queen, and had planted a bomb inside the camera's with the aim of killing all contestants. (COMIC: Monster Idol)
In 1969 London, the Doctor and Heather stopped a Slakkenkind hunter from hunting and killing Slakken cats, taking him to Slakken afterwards to free all the cats he had imprisoned. (COMIC: The Slakken Cat)
After losing his sonic screwdriver, the Doctor located it to Jubilee Court on Earth, where he and Heather discovered his sonic had been broadcasting a bubble of silence across the world, cancelling out any sound waves. They saved Agnes Hardcastle from a silent creature responsible and broke the silence, destroying the creature. (COMIC: Hear No Evil)
When the TARDIS encountered an anomaly in the vortex and received time sickness, it caused interior of the ship to change, including the console room. Exploring the depths of his ship to fix things, the Doctor battled giant chicks and stumbled across a high-tech console room with a jacuzzi and plasma TV. After becoming infected by the time sickness, the Doctor used the sonic screwdriver to form a connection to the "real TARDIS", which returned his beloved ship to normal. (COMIC: Terror in the TARDIS)
Returning Heather home, the Doctor escorted her to the Edinburgh University summer ball. The eyeless Kulgaris ambushed the party. He discovered they had been lured their by the ball singer, who was actually a Gumpii. Foiling their plot of conquest, the Doctor destroyed the Kulgaris and put the Gumpii in chains. (COMIC: The Ball and Chain Gang)
The Doctor was puzzled when the TARDIS took him and Heather to Uriel, a planet that had been destroyed years ago by the Supress. He discovered a memory collective, a galactic terraforming computer which rebuilt destroyed planets, was responsible. He was forced to destroy the machine - and the planet when the Supress attacked it. However, he managed to save the population. (COMIC: The Memory Collective)
In 1938 Los Angeles, the Doctor and Heather allied with private detective, Jake Krumb, to save his estranged mother from a Blue Star Bomb and its paymaster, reuniting the estranged mother and son in the process. (COMIC: The Blue Star Bomb)
Soon after, the Doctor and Heather began tracking down the Giurgeax, chasing it to an airport, where they, along with 16-year-old foreign exchange student, Wolfgang Ryter, became trapped inside its body, which was disguised as an aeroplane. After defeating the Giurgeax, the Doctor offered Wolfgang a lift home in the TARDIS as he had missed his plane, promising to take a few detours on the way. (COMIC: Flight of the Giurgeax)
For Wolfgang's first trip in the TARDIS, the Doctor took him and Heather to meet the greatest star in the universe, Stario Glowvitt, the star of intergalactic soap opera Moon Road. However, they discovered he had been replaced by a robot duplicate. (COMIC: Starstruck)
Taking Heather home to Edinburgh again, the Doctor investigated a number of student disappearances, leading to Wolfgang being kidnapped. Using clues from a new puzzle game that was a hit with the campus, the Doctor and Heather found a Bacothormeon had been stealing the brains of students and adding their intelligence to its own. Saving Wolfgang, the Doctor overloaded the Bacothormeon's brain with ten lifetimes of memories, which he himself had. Later, he had two students, Wolfgang's kidnappers and Baconthormeon's assistants, arrested by UNIT. (COMIC: The Genius Trap)
After a trip to the beach and an encounter with an alien octopus (COMIC: The Rising Tide), the Doctor took Heather and Wolfgang to Lurbos 3, a tropical rainforest world. They discovered the population had been forced into a lifelong sleep by a "Dream Sucker". When Heather was sent into a endless dream, the Doctor allowed the Dream Sucker to send him to sleep and brought up his darkest memories, which the Dream Sucker couldn't bear to see. Weakened, the Dream Sucker awoke the population - and Heather. (COMIC: Sweet Dreams)
After that, the Doctor and his friends went shopping in 1967 and stopped the Vaipid committee from condemning humanity to centuries of misery by taking away their emotions. (COMIC: Shadow of the Vaipid)
Visiting a gangster joint in 1920s America, the Doctor re-encountered the Sidewinder Syndicate, alien criminals he had encountered in his second incarnation, and stopped their plot to seize control of America and "banished them" from Earth. (COMIC: Snakes Alive!)
Leaving America, the Doctor and his companions helped a diamond smuggler called Mr McKendrick to escape Adamas, a planet "off-limits" to the universe. However, he discovered an Adamasian creature had secretly stowed away aboard McKendrick's space freighter to reclaim the diamonds he stole from Adamas. The Doctor ejected the creature into space but was thrown out of an airlock himself by McKendrick. Luckily, Wolfgang blackmailed McKendrick into saving the Doctor's life. (COMIC: The Sparkling Planet)
Attempting to take Wolfgang home, the Doctor landed in an alien village, where he, Heather and Wolfgang began investigating the disappearance of villagers. When Heather disappeared, the Doctor discovered the kidnapper was a cyborg reptile who was working for Vladula, Queen of the Leviathan Leeches. He went to Castle Wrath, saved Heather and stopped her from experimenting on the villagers. When she fought back, he turned her cyborg against her, and the villagers attacked the castle. (COMIC: The Curse of Vladula)
Whilst in 1880 London, the Doctor took his companions to meet George Brunswick and his family, whom he had met a year ago. However, he discovered the Brunswicks — and Heather and Wolfgang — had been duplicated by an energy creature from the Scree Dimension, who had the power to replace people by taking a photo of them. He reversed the process, destroying the duplicates and bringing back his original friends. (COMIC: Photo Finish)
After spending a few days tracking down the Gruutis (COMIC: Brain Train), the Doctor and his friends stopped the Rhastin from using robotic shoes to control and abduct humanity to solve their planet's energy problems. (COMIC: Foot Soldiers)
On a trip to Cambodia in 1135, Wolfgang came under the control of Lychaos, an Altzan warrior. When the Doctor was overpowered, Heather told Wolfgang to "remember her", which caused the emotions of love and compassion to destroy the angst-filled Lychaos. Realising he was putting Wolfgang's life in danger on a regular basis, the Doctor returned him home, even though it greatly upset himself and Heather. (COMIC: Bad Wolfie)
Back in Edinburgh once again, the Doctor and Heather discovered the Murchers were projecting a 3D image of Earth in a mission to hide their homeworld from their enemies, the Sebees. When they discovered and attacked Murcher Moon, the Doctor scared them away with the projection of a gigantic ant. (COMIC: The Guardian of Murcher)
On further adventures, they attended a party at the galaxy's tallest building and foiled the murderous schemes of an Arcylamide Assassin (COMIC: Night of the Burnt Toast) and encountered a lonely robot on the Nurburr Asteroid. (COMIC: The Ghost Factory)
The Doctor next took Heather to Sky City, a hovering city and the showpiece of Earth's civilisation in the 453rd century. However, Heather was accused of being a member of Anti-Antigravity Activists and was arrested. Investigating, the Doctor went on the trail of the activist who framed Heather, Laydon. Assisted by Laydon, the Doctor ensured Sky City had a long future by installing an advanced gravity converter, saved Heather from jail and stopped the police from targeting the AAA. (COMIC: Skydive!)
The Doctor and Heather next met Lady Harrington-Fletcher when her carriage was robbed by a robot disguised as a highwayman. The three went on his trail and learnt he was a mechanic for a crashed Cyrronak space pod and its injured driver. The Doctor fuelled up their chemical engines, whilst Heather and Harrington-Fletcher distracted a mob. After seeing off the Cyrronak, the Doctor used gas to erase the mob's memories of the night and entrusted Harrington-Fletcher with keeping the adventure to herself. (COMIC: Highway Robbery)In the 208th century, the Doctor lost his TARDIS to "dodgy businessmen", Briak and Ronnu Thanjess. They sold it to a criminal called Ludo Farltrati, who savagely attacked Briak because the TARDIS didn't work for him. Allied with the hapless brothers, the Doctor had Ludo arrested for his crimes. Unfortunatly, Ronnu was also arrested for theft. (COMIC: One Careful Owner)
After leaving Ronnu and Briak, the Doctor took Heather to Hyde Park in the future, only to discover it had been turned into a car park, and Britain had fallen under the control of the Gardenizens. After witnessing an explosion at the Royal Albert Hall, the Doctor joined with a gang of rebels and convinced the Gardenizens that they and humans could live together, ending the chaos that they had caused. (COMIC: The Garden Rebellion)
At Christmas, the Doctor took Heather to the village of Stillmuir to spent the festival period with her grandmother. However, he found aliens in Santa disguises called Selby and Kerlow had been transporting the villagers across space to learn about Christmas by experimenting on humans. He stopped their plan and gave them what they wanted by inviting them to spend Christmas with him and the McCrimmon family in Stillmuir. (COMIC: A Merry Little Christmas)
After Christmas, the Doctor and Heather went to a rock gig in Cardiff in 2000. One rock band, the Mondegreens, hypnotised everyone in Cardiff so that they could cook and feast upon humanity. The Doctor reversed their hypnotism spell, turned them to stone and had them arrested by the Shadow Proclamation. (COMIC: We Will Rock You)
After being captured by the Lords of Jelsen, the Doctor and Heather were forced to participate in a deadly race through the ruined city of Jelsen with two young alien teenagers, which the Lords of Jelsen thought to be entertaining. After escaping the clutches of the N-Fish, the Doctor diverted the TARDIS to the Fork of Fate, a spaceship graveyard where he released the many other ships and travellers the Lords had captured, putting an end to their "entertainment" terror. (COMIC: The Highest Stake)
After serving time in the Graxel prison after being accused of being "hostile offworlders" (COMIC: The Unwelcome Visitors), the Doctor and Heather stopped the Benjix' plot to use a fully automatic futuristic factory dedicated to ending world hunger to invade Earth. (COMIC: Junk Food)
Taking another routine visit to Edinburgh, the Doctor and Heather re-encountered an old enemy that, ironically, led to them meeting each other in the first place: the Mozhtratta. Having spent centuries feeding upon the vortex residual of the McCrimmon family, the Mozhtratta intended to use the ReCohesion Cannon to drain Heather's energy. The Doctor turned the Cannon on him, and the Mozhtratta was consumed by his own DNA. Although they defeated him, the Doctor was horrified to learn that the cannon had broken down Heather's body's defence again vortex radiation: if she travelled in the TARDIS again, she would be torn apart. After saying a fond farewell to Heather, the Doctor was left to travel in his TARDIS, alone once more. (COMIC: Dead-line)
A lonely god
After his travels with Heather, the Doctor watched a solar eclipse in the Arctic in 2019 (COMIC: Arctic Eclipse), stopped arrogant film director Larry Haxton Jr from exploiting a stranded Thrunn creature in one of his film productions (COMIC: Creature Feature) and saved a space frontier town called Dustville from a beast. (COMIC: Mudshock)
Whilst in Washington DC in 4041, the Doctor re-encountered his old foe, the Klytode, and stopped him from gaining presidency for Earth by turning his invasion force of androids against him. (COMIC: Return of the Klytode)2009 at Easter, investigating strange readings on a bus. While he investigated, the bus hurtled through a wormhole to reappear on San Helios. On the bus, he met enigmatic jewel thief, Lady Christina de Souza, and cooperated with her, along with UNIT, to return the bus and its occupants to Earth and stop the Swarm from invading. Before leaving in the TARDIS, the Doctor rejected Christina's offer of companionship, stating that he had lost everyone who travelled with him and he had sworn never to put himself through the heartache again. Carmen, a low level psychic who aided the Doctor, offered a prophecy. She told him, "Your song is ending sir, It is returning. It is returning through the dark, oh but then... he will knock four times". Christina was arrested for multiple thefts, but the Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to aid her escape in the bus. When the Doctor was about to be arrested for helping Christina, he entered the "police box" to "arrest himself" and left. (TV: Planet of the Dead)
Soon after, the Doctor began visiting Douglas Henderson throughout his life without ever having contact with him because he was secretly a doomsday weapon created during the Last Great Time War. However, when Douglas was middle-aged, the Doctor was forced to take Douglas aboard the TARDIS as a group of aliens had began hunting him so that they could use him as a weapon. The Doctor used Douglas to drain the aliens' powers, and soon after, he reset Douglas and allowed him to spend the rest of his life on Earth. (COMIC: The Big, Blue Box)
On a trip to a purple planet called Corah, the Doctor was arrested by Professor Slade and her crew on suspicion of murder. He found an energy-absorbing fugitive was turning the population to stone. On its trail, he and Slade's crew came across a lost Corah city that had been built by ancient Corah beings to combat the creature. Re-aligning their old machinery, he trapped the creature in the pools of Corah. (COMIC: The Guardians of Terror/The Rebirth of Corah)
The Doctor arrived on Arcopolis to destroy a weapon that was left behind after the Last Great Time War. An alien force called the Eyeless attempted to steal the weapon themselves. The Doctor destroyed the weapon and defeated the Eyeless. (PROSE: The Eyeless)
Arriving in 1500 BC Greece, the Doctor thwarted a Slitheen plan to travel back in time and exchange food during a famine, for champions to fight for them in the Platonic War. (PROSE: The Slitheen Excursion)
When the TARDIS jumped a time track, the Doctor found himself on the planet Hurala during the Second Dalek War, where he encountered the crew of the bounty spaceship, the Wayfarer. The Doctor discovered that the Dalek empire had tried to exploit the Arkheon Threshold on the planet Arkheon, so they could have time travel. While on Arkheon, the Doctor encountered Dalek X and his flagship, the Exterminator. However, the Doctor destroyed Dalek X, the Exterminator and sealed the Arkheon Threshold. (PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks)
During the 26th century, the Doctor arrived to investigate the appearance of Sontarans and Rutans on the planet, Chelsea 426, during the Chelsea Flower Show. He was assisted by Jake Carstairs, Vienna Carstairs and Wallace Fitch. (PROSE: The Taking of Chelsea 426)
He once again encountered the Krillitanes in Worcester in 1140. He found them half-way to the stage he saw them in when he met Sarah Jane Smith during his investigation. Once again, the Doctor defeated them with the help of their own oil. (PROSE: The Krillitane Storm)
On 16 July 1969, the Doctor went to the Kennedy Space Center to witness the launch of the Saturn V rocket containing the Apollo 11 pod, which contained, "for the first time in humanity's history", men who would walk on the Moon. Following the launch, the Doctor spotted a black limousine headed for Mission Control.
The Doctor used his psychic paper to beat the mysterious agents inside and investigate. Mission Control had received an unearthly chord coming from an undetectable frequency. The Doctor knew the transmission wasn't a Russian attack, but an alien language. The agents from the limousine, Spencer and Milledge, took charge of this attempted first contact under protocols from Revised Project Blue Book.
The following day, the Doctor revealed he knew what the transmission was: a peaceful offer of technology and knowledge from an alien species. The Doctor, upon learning the secret service had known about the transmission from before the Kennedy presidency, realised the agents were going to use the knowledge imparted by the aliens against the Russians in the Cold War "[t]o try and pervert a pure and innocent gesture of faith into a weapon to win a war". The Doctor picked up a dictaphone, and asked one of Mission Control, Justin, to turn up the speakers loud so he could record it on his dictaphone. Once the recording was made, the Doctor surrendered himself and was knocked out by the agents and put in one of the offices, along with Justin for aiding and abetting him.
On 20 July, while the agents were too busy monitoring the Moon landing, Mission Commander Cliff Boxworth broke the Doctor out of prison and showed him the back exit. Running inside the TARDIS, the Doctor used the TARDIS' translation circuit to create a visualisation of the dictaphone's message, as the message's frequency couldn't be traced. The Doctor dug out this message on the Moon's surface and made contact with the alien flying saucer, telling them that humanity needed to find their own way. Before departing in the TARDIS, the Doctor watched Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon as Neil exited Apollo 11. (PROSE: Blue Moon)The Doctor was brought back into Sarah Jane Smith's life when he crashed her wedding. He knew the Trickster, her arch-enemy, would try to get his revenge on her since his previous attempts to get rid of her failed. As he arrived, Sarah Jane and her fiancé, Peter Dalton, were taken by the Trickster. He was teleported to a nether realm along with K9, Rani Chandra and Clyde Langer, Sarah Jane's young companions, and Luke, Sarah's son and a member of his "Children of Time". He fought the Trickster, who hinted about his death, stating, "The gate is waiting". The TARDIS gave Clyde the power to control artron energy by mistake. Clyde defeated the Trickster with this energy, while the Doctor informed Sarah Jane what needed to be done. Peter sacrificed himself to destroy the Trickster, leaving Sarah Jane alone and heartbroken. When the world was restored, the Doctor visited 13 Bannerman Road and let Sarah Jane's friends look inside his TARDIS, after which he said farewell while sincerely asking Sarah Jane to never forget him and promising her he would see her again, still haunted by the loss of Donna Noble. (TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith)
Quest for the Eternity Crystal
After arriving on the Moon in the 30th century, the Doctor discovered a powerful device called the Eternity Crystal, created by the Karagulan society called the Darksmith Collective, for an undisclosed client. The Collective lost it. When they discovered it was located on the Moon, they sent an agent to collect it, but the Doctor had taken it to prevent them from having it. (PROSE: The Dust of Ages)
Whilst he was trying to understand the history of the Eternity Crystal, he travelled to the graveyard planet, Mordane, where its power had been tested by the Collective. However, the Crystal began to reanimate the dead bodies, but the Doctor managed to defeat them, and made them inanimate again. The Agent eventually arrived and took back the Crystal on behalf of the Collective. (PROSE: The Graves of Mordane)
In pursuit of the Agent and the Crystal, the Doctor arrived on the homeworld of the Darksmith Collective, Karagula. When the Doctor accessed the Darksmith's underground base via the Dark Cathedral, he retrieved the Crystal. In an attempt to understand the Crystal's purpose, he wanted to track down the person who initially constructed the Crystal, Brother Varlos, former member of the Darksmith Collective. (PROSE: The Colour of Darkness)
After tracing Varlos, the Doctor arrived in an underwater base on Flydon Maxima. However, the Collective dispatched a military force called the Dreadbringers to retrieve the Crystal, and the Doctor battled the native lifeform of Flydon, the Blaska. He discovered that Varlos had already departed from Flydon, and left behind his daughter called Gisella. Gisella told him that Varlos was the person who buried the Eternity Crystal on the Moon, because he realised that the Crystal was uncontrollable, and left it behind until he could find a way to destroy it. She told the Doctor that Varlos had travelled back in time, and settled in 1895 Paris. (PROSE: The Depths of Despair)
Arriving in Paris, the Doctor and Gisella found Varlos living under the alias Baron De Guerre, who was killed by a Time Vampire that was pursuing Varlos through the Time Vortex. He began investigating the deaths caused by the vampire, with the assistance of Inspector DuPont, who helped them discover that the vampire was an artificial alien, created by the crew of a spaceship to collect energy to refuel it. However, when it had amassed enough energy, it returned to the ship to discover the crew had already died. Reverting to its sole purpose of gathering even more energy, and without the means to discharge the energy, the creature became unstable. To defeat the vampire, Varlos gave his own life when he drained the vampire's time-energy using his own body, a mock Eternity Crystal and Gisella. (PROSE: The Vampire of Paris)
The Doctor began tracking the Agent across the Milky Way, and followed him to the Silver Devastation. The Doctor arrived in Devastation Hall during the Game of Death, an event devised by the Nocturn to lure humans. He found out that the Agent was destroyed by the Nocturn, Zalenby. The Doctor and Gisella departed and avoided being killed by the Nocturnes in the Game of Death. (PROSE: The Game of Death)
To find out who employed the Darksmith Collective to construct the Eternity Crystal, the Doctor and Gisella arrived on Ursulonamex, where the Collective met with their clients. Expecting the planet to be lush and beautiful, upon arrival they found that it had been scorched and charred by the clients to remove all trace of their arrival. The Doctor learnt from survivors that evidence of their identity might exist in an observation station in orbit around Ursulonamex. On board the station, the Doctor found a Dravidian Hive, but the Doctor and Gisella escaped from them, and were unable to uncover any evidence about the Collective's mysterious clients. (PROSE: The Planet of Oblivion)
While in flight, the TARDIS was captured by the Shadow Proclamation, and the Doctor was put on trial where the Crystal was legally returned to Gisella. This was because Gisella was Varlos' daughter, and it was officially his property, so its ownership naturally passed on to Gisella. However, Gisella betrayed the Doctor, when she handed over the Eternity Crystal to the Collective. Although, she accidentally revealed the Darksmith's secret rendezvous point, the location where they were meeting their infamous clients. (PROSE: The Pictures of Emptiness)
The Doctor arrived in the designated location, which was London in 2009. Whilst he was there, he discovered that the clients were really the Krashok. He also found out that Gisella was an android all along, who was created by Varlos, and who had been reprogrammed by the Darksmith Collective to give them the Eternity Crystal when she and the Doctor collected it. When Gisella and the High Minister of the Collective, Drakon, handed over the Crystal to the Krashok, Drakon was killed as soon as he fulfilled the deal, which broke the Collective's conditioning over her. (PROSE: The Art of War)
The Doctor discovered that the Krashok planned to use the Crystal to target their fallen warriors and to resurrect them, making them an invincible fighting force. They intended to detonate the Eternity Crystal unless the Doctor stopped them. To give him an incentive to do so, they trapped Gisella on their ship, aware that he wouldn't let her die, despite being an android that had been hoodwinked by the Collective. However, the Doctor eventually rescued Gisella, defeated the Krashoks and the Darksmith Collective, and destroyed the Eternity Crystal in the process. After the Doctor had completed his mission with the Eternity Crystal, he left Gisella behind to live out a normal life as an android. (PROSE: The End of Time)
Majenta and the Crimson Hand
The Doctor re-encountered time-travelling businesswomen Majenta Pryce when he went undercover as a medical doctor at the Thinktwice Orbital Penitentiary, where she had been imprisoned thanks to his meddling in her "Hotel Historia" business. However, the harsh regime and crude psychological methods of the prison left Majenta with no memory of the Doctor or her life before their first meeting. The Doctor restored Majenta's memory of him, but could not restore anything else beyond their first encounter. Together, they uncovered the truth behind Thinktwice; it was being used by the Memeovax, who fed on the prisoners' memories. When one of the Memeovax tried to invade Majenta's mind, she unleashed a blast of power that destroyed all the Memeovax in Thinktwice Prison. Afterwards, the Doctor was ordered into helping Majenta to resolve her memory issues, reluctantly taking her aboard the TARDIS. (COMIC: Thinktwice)
Trying to take Majenta to Panacea — a healing world, where he planned to solve Majenta's memory problems, the Doctor instead landed the TARDIS in Stockbridge, where he was reunited with his old friend Maxwell Edison and saved Stockbridge village from the Lokhus of the Zytragupten. After this, the Doctor once again asked Maxwell to travel with him. Maxwell declined, instead opting to protect Stockbridge from aliens. (COMIC: The Stockbridge Child)
The Doctor and Majenta arrived at an apparently abandoned house on the edge of the Proxima System. The Doctor discovered a holographic party run by a digitised avatar of Wesley Sparks, founder of Sparktech. As events from decades before replayed in holographic form, the Doctor was astonished to learn Majenta had been a guest at the party as Wesley's best friend, business partner and fiancée. The real Majenta explored the house. She came upon the real Wesley Sparks, now a desiccated cyborg who had gone insane as he preserved himself with bionic parts, waiting for Majenta to return from "pressing business". He attempted to force Majenta into marrying him, but she was saved by the Doctor and Wesley's avatar, still the dignified host and gentleman he had been. Damaged in battle saving Majenta, the avatar begged Majenta to remember their lives together. Majenta tearfully broke down and embraced the avatar as it died. (COMIC: Mortal Beloved)
Still trying to take Majenta to Panacea, they got sidetracked and landed in Sydney, where they were taken into custody by UNIT's Australian branch. The Doctor was surprised to find the UNIT officer was Majenta's old confidante, Fanson, disguised by a perception filter. Fanson was now in the thrall of the Doctor's previous foe, the Skith Leader, who was secretly helping Fanson infiltrate the UNIT operation. Majenta was captured by the Skith General's rival forces, who were surprised to find themselves unable to access her mind. The Skith elected her as the perfect pilot for the prototype timeship (or SKARDIS), a replica of the Doctor's TARDIS, and converted her into a Skith Queen. While she was in this form, the Doctor convinced her to turn on the Skith and help UNIT destroy their ship. As the Skith ship fell, Fanson revealed that he was responsible for erasing her memory to spare her agony. Fanson died from injuries sustained at the hands of the Skith General, and the Doctor and Majenta fled, finally beginning to warm to each other. (COMIC: The Age of Ice)
The Doctor and Majenta next visited New Old Detroit, a planet in the Proxima System. There, they solved the final case of low-life private eye Johnny Seaview and wrested control of the World Bomb from a corrupt Alpha Centauran The Doctor triggered the World Bomb, transforming the slums of New Old Detroit into a world mapped on his memories of England. (COMIC: The Deep Hereafter)
After that, the Doctor took Majenta to see the play The Mousetrap. In the London Underground they found "ghosts" saved by a being known as Mnemosyne. After they defeated Mnemosyne and after receiving another prophecy about his approaching demise, the Doctor decided to stick to his "no companions" rule and intended to take Majenta to Panacea. Before he could take her there, a fleet of ships surronded Earth, having finally tracked down him and Majenta. (COMIC: Ghosts of the Northern Line)
Majenta and the Doctor tried to escape in the TARDIS, but this failed as Intersol launched a tractor beam. The Doctor was captured and tortured by Finn Dargo and learned that Majenta was a member of the Crimson Hand, a highly dangerous criminal organisation. Majenta was mind-probed by Intersol's computer, Justice, and then attacked by her old cellmate, Zed. The Doctor convinced Zed into becoming his ally, helping him escape and save Majenta. However, the four remaining members of the Crimson Hand arrived, having followed the TARDIS around the universe. They killed most of Intersol's staff and took Majenta over again. As she was taken over, she teleported the Doctor and his TARDIS in a pocket dimension, making her Crimson Hand friends believe that she had turned the Doctor to ashes.
After the Crimson Hand members seized control of the whole universe, Majenta restored her homeworld of Vessica. It had been a planet of immense poverty; this changed when she used the Crimson Hand to make the planet rich again. The population rebelled against her and she brought the Doctor back into existence. After resisting the urge to use its power to bring back everyone he had lost, the Doctor and Majenta finally destroyed the Crimson Hand at the cost of Majenta's life. The Doctor resurrected her and placed her in the restored New Old Detroit. As long as the Doctor remembered her, she would stay alive. With his mission to help Majenta complete, the Doctor was left alone again. (COMIC: The Crimson Hand)
Making new friends and enemies
The Doctor attended a celebrity party in Hollywood in 1926, where he met Archie Maplin, a young actress called Emily Winter and a runner called Matthew Finnegan. He drew the attention of Maximilian Love and Mr Leo Millar, two Terranites, who planned to transfer the hopes and dreams from young actors, such as Maplin and transplant them into themselves, because they were actors on Terron V. Offering himself for Maplin's safety, the Doctor's memories were too much for them, and inadvertently set fire to the building. The Doctor got them all safely out the building before it exploded. Outside they saw Miller escaping, but was eventually arrested by the police. As the Doctor headed back to the TARDIS, Matthew and Emily asked if they could join him, but he refused. However, as he was about to enter his ship, a temporal vortex opened up. From it emerged Judoon and a Shadow Architect, who arrested the Doctor for interfering in fixed points in times. (COMIC: Silver Scream)
The Doctor was placed on trial by the Shadow Proclamation for transgressing the Laws of Time and saving Emily's life when she should have died when the building was on fire. Krillitane leader Mr Finch was the Doctor's prosecutor and the Advocate was defence, but the Advocate was later killed. The Doctor was sentenced to imprisonment on Volag-Noc, and during the journey met a Draconian, a Sontaran and an Ogron. The Doctor's party took control of the ship. After this, the Doctor learned that his trial was set up to uncover Finch's plot, but he also found out that Finch was from a shapeshifting race called the Gizou, in disguise. The Doctor returned to 1926 Hollywood to collect the Terronite Transference machine, used to extract memories from the Doctor's mind. While there, he decided to break his "no companions rule" by inviting Matthew and Emily to travel with him, unaware that the Advocate had survived and was on the hunt for the Terronite machine in the Doctor's possessions. Before leaving, the Doctor received the "he will knock four times" prophecy again from the Judge responsible for his capture and trial, reminding him of his approaching death. (COMIC: Fugitive)
The TARDIS was invaded by aliens called the Acari led by the Advocate, and were intent on killing the Doctor. The breach of the TARDIS by the Acari spaceship forced the TARDIS interior to rearrange itself, displacing the console room, and risking implosion. Since the Doctor was psychically linked to the TARDIS, the trauma of having the Acari ship aboard caused the Doctor to undergo mental instability and his past selves began to bleed through. The Advocate placed doubt into Matthew's mind about the Doctor's morality by urging him to read the secret diary previously belonging to Turlough. A being called the Tef'Aree appeared to Emily in the TARDIS. Emily helped the Doctor save the ship, and the Acari ship separated from the TARDIS, but not before the Advocate stole the Terranite technology. (COMIC: Tesseract)
The Doctor was summoned to Greenwich Park by Martha Jones and Captain Erisa Magambo working on behalf of UNIT, and claimed that the trees were attacking people. The tree trunks were marked with Enochian symbols, a language invented by mathematician and magician John Dee to converse with angels. The Doctor realised these "angels" were trapped beneath the observatory, but emerged through the trees in the park. The Doctor headed into the passages beneath the park to communicate with the "angels". In actuality, the aliens were waiting in suspended animation for the Doctor to free them. Believing the Enochia's story, the Doctor set them free, but it was a trick. John Dee trapped them, but they became free to take over all of the trees and conquer the Earth.
The Enochia realised the Doctor didn't remove the force field trapping it, so they threatened Emily. The Doctor and Emily escaped, but plunged down a hidden shaft into an ancient cavern where they discovered a stripped down colony ship containing thousands of Enochians in stasis. The Advocate arrived and opened the stasis pods, releasing the Enochia. The Enochia trapped Central London in a force field. The Advocate appeared to Martha and proposed a way of ending the crisis, by striking at the Enochian ship and planting a bomb in it. Martha found Emily and the Doctor, and they confronted the Advocate, but Magambo refused to allow him time to develop an alternative solution to the Enochia threat and insisted on following the Advocate's plan. When he resisted this option, she arrested the Doctor.
Martha and Emily rescued the Doctor. The Doctor arrived and launched the Enochia ship into space, which drew all the Enochian up with it, and removing the force field. The Advocate's bomb was no longer needed, but the countdown was accidentally started and the ship would explode, leaving a gardener called Mr Crane trapped inside, but the Doctor could do nothing to save him. The Advocate used Crane's death to finally destroy Matthew's faith in the Doctor and Matthew elected to leave the Doctor, and travel with the Advocate instead. After solving the crisis, the Doctor and Emily departed from London. (COMIC: Don't Step on the Grass)
After several adventures in the TARDIS, the Doctor and Emily arrived at the Shady Grove Rest Home in the 21st century where an old man named Barnaby Edwards celebrated his birthday. Although the Doctor didn't recognise him, Barnaby insisted he travelled with the Doctor when he was a young man. The Doctor gave Barnaby an envelope and told him to guard it with his life. He returned it to the Doctor before dying, contented. The Doctor wasn't upset - he knew he'd have the pleasure of meeting Barnaby as a young man sometime in his own future. Inside the envelope was the charred remains of Turlough's diary and a warning that Matthew Finnegan was in danger. The Doctor and Emily headed off to find him and to stop the Advocate's plans. (COMIC: Old Friend)
While exploring a war-torn planet, the Doctor and Emily encountered Robert Lewis and his colleagues: Eliza Cooper, Professor Alexander Hugh and Annabella Primavera from Oxford University in 1906. They were working for Torchwood, and were testing a time machine created from cannibalised alien technology, which inadvertantly transferred them through time and space to this planet. Their group was captured by inhabitants of the planet, called the Soul Free, who had been fighting with other inhabitants called Terror Farmers for thousands of years. The party, led by the Soul Free were led to a temple called Kol'Ne Wah, by the Gizou who impersonated Mr Finch during the Doctor's trial by the Shadow Proclamation, whose real name was Lau'Tan, and had been working against the Advocate since the trial.
They were attacked by the Terror Farmers, causing Annabella's death. Lau'Tan disguised himself as the Doctor and captured with Emily. The Doctor led the remaining group to the temple, where he discovered a lost expedition, who made contact with the Tef'Aree, who Emily had encountered in the TARDIS during the Acari incursion, and were in fact humans given a terraforming device with which they hoped to make the colony planet self-sufficient. After this discovery, the Doctor realised that the name "Terror Farmers" was a corruption of Terra Firma, likewise with the "Soul Free" (Sol Three).
The Doctor discovered that the Advocate planned to use Matthew's human DNA to reactivate the terraforming device which would wipe out the whole planet. Matthew and the Advocate teleported up to the orbiting terraforming device and the Doctor followed in the TARDIS. As the Advocate tried to get Matthew to activate the terraforming device, he finally revealed his true allegiance to Lau'Tan. She shot him Matthew, and used his palm to activate the device. The conflict on the ground between the Terror Farmers and the Soul Free was brought to an instant end as the device began to destroy everything on the planet.
Robert Lewis was destroyed by the terraforming beam, while Emily was saved from the blast by Turlough’s diary. The force field around the colony ship couldn't be repaired, but Lau'Tan realised it could be replaced. He transformed himself into a device to replace the damaged component and restart the shields while Emily got everyone safely inside. Matthew distracted the Doctor, grabbed the Advocate and deactivated the terraforming controls, but it backfired. Both Matthew and the Advocate died instantly, but both their minds merged together into a fifth-dimensional being called Tef'Aree. The Tef'Aree previously gave the Earth colonists the terraforming technology, revived the Advocate and had generally manipulated events surrounding the Doctor, so that he could bring about his own creation. When the Doctor tried to scold the Tef'Aree, it vanished. Before deactivation, the terraforming beam destroyed the forcefield equipment, in turn, destroying Lau'Tan. However, many of the Soul Free and Terror Farmers were saved by his action, being protected by the forcefield. Eliza elected to remain and help to rebuild the planet, and build diplomatic relations between both factions. Upon discovering that the planet was called Terron V, he realised that both groups would unite, and eventually become the Terranites, who the Doctor fought in the form of Maximilian Love and Mr Leo Millar in Hollywood in 1926.
The Doctor took Professor Hugh and Emily back to 1906 Oxford in the TARDIS. There he explained that Annabella Primavera, like Emily, was a fixed point in time, but while Emily was supposed to have died, Annabella was supposed to have lived. Therefore, Emily had to live on Earth, and take her place to mend the web of time. Before she departed, Emily gave him Turlough's scorched diary, which he would later give to Barnaby Edwards, and the Doctor left for a trip to Mars. (COMIC: Final Sacrifice)
The prophecy unfolds
On his trip to Mars in 2059, the Doctor met the crew of Bowie Base One led by Adelaide Brooke, who he greatly admired. He knew the crew of Bowie Base One would die, as it was one of the most crucial events in humanity's expansion through the universe. He learned that the crew died due to the Flood, which possessed six of them. He was initially unwilling to interfere in events due to his belief that the event was a fixed point in time (Adelaide's death causing her grand daughter to be inspired and explore the stars), but he became integrated in the events of Bowie Base One. He attempted to leave, but his resistance towards helping was eroding fast as the screams of the Bowie Base crew reminded him of the billions of deaths he had lived through and what it had left him with.
Enraged and driven mad by his power as the last of the Time Lords, he saved Adelaide and her last crew-members, Mia and Yuri, and took them back to Earth. Adelaide was furious at the Doctor's interference and scolded him for thinking himself above obeying history's course. Confident that the laws of time were his, the Doctor sent Adelaide home. In her home, she committed suicide: the events of Bowie Base One shaped the same timeline, but with Adelaide dying on Earth instead of Mars. Distraught at the results of his actions, he berated the impossible task of changing history and began to ponder his own end when a vision of Ood Sigma appeared before him. Crying, he fled into the TARDIS, the Cloister Bell ringing. Seething with self-hatred, he cried a defiant "No!", activated the TARDIS - and began running from his fate. (TV: The Waters of Mars)
Meeting his future and past
The Doctor spent an unknown amount of time avoiding answering the Ood's summons, during which the Doctor saw the phosphorous carousel of the Great Magellan Gestadt, saved a planet from the Red Carnivorous Maw and named a galaxy, "Alison". (TV: The End of Time)
In 1562, the Doctor, while having a picnic with Queen Elizabeth I and believing her to be a Zygon, proposed to her which she eagerly accepted. The Doctor accused the Queen of being a Zygon because she would never get engaged to him. He realised his horse was the Zygon and he just got engaged to the real Elizabeth. After the Zygon took on the form of Elizabeth, a fez came through a wormhole followed by his eleventh incarnation. The Tenth Doctor ordered both Queens away and he and the Eleventh Doctor tried to use their sonic screwdrivers at the same time to reverse the polarity of the wormhole, summoning the War Doctor to the scene, something neither were happy about. One of the Queens, which the Doctors believed to be the Zygon, returned with royal guards and after giving instructions to Clara Oswald, the Doctors allowed themselves to be captured and taken to the Tower of London.
At the Tower, the Eleventh Doctor scratched the activation code for a vortex manipulator into a pillar, which Clara used to save them; the door having been left open. The Queen took them to show them that the Zygons put themselves into stasis in paintings to take over the planet at a future date and revealed herself to be the real Queen who was showing them so that they could defeat the Zygons in the future. Before the three Doctors and Clara travelled there, the Queen had the Doctor marry her. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) He promised to return, but never did which apparently caused her to declare him her enemy. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)
Communicating with the Zygons and Kate Stewart in the future, the Doctors, unable to land the TARDIS in the Black Archive, placed themselves into the Gallifrey Falls No More painting after ensuring it went into the Archive and entered the Archive through it in the early 21st century. There, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors erased the memories of the humans and Zygons so that neither knew which was which and were forced to negotiate for peace, rather than set off the nuclear device to destroy the Archive. This caused the War Doctor to decide to go through with using the Moment to end the Time War.
Travelling to the War Doctor and the Moment, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors joined him, finally accepting that the War Doctor's actions were inevitable. Before the three Doctors could activate the weapon, Clara convinced them to try to find another way. The three Doctors summoned all of their incarnations and froze Gallifrey in time and locked it in a pocket universe, saving it and causing the Daleks to destroy themselves.
At the National Gallery, the three Doctors said goodbye with the War Doctor understanding that he wouldn't remember saving Gallifrey rather than destroying it, but also being happy to meet his future selves and knowing from them what he became. After the War Doctor left, the Tenth Doctor asked the Eleventh Doctor what he was hiding from him that was coming as he wouldn't remember it either. The Eleventh Doctor told him he went to Trenzalore where he died in battle. The Doctor was stunned to hear this and left, commenting "We need a new destination, because...I don't want to go." (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
Delaying the inevitableThe Doctor visited America in 1958, where he met waitress Cassie Rice and Jimmy Stalkingwolf. The Doctor examined a piece of "space junk" from a UFO crash. He accidentally activated it, drawing the attention of the android Alliance of Shades, led Mister Dread. Escaping, the Doctor, Cassie and Jimmy were attacked by a Viperox battle drone, which was promptly blown up by the United States military. The three were taken to Area 51. They encountered Colonel Stark, who dismissed the Doctor's warnings about the Viperox, and attempted to have the Doctor and his new friends mind-wiped. The attempt was unsuccessful, and the trio soon escaped, discovering a small grey alien along the way. They fled to the town of Solitude and took shelter in a deserted building. Jimmy was kidnapped by the Viperox. After tracking him down, the Doctor and Cassie found Jimmy in the presence of a Viperox Queen before escaping into the desert, where they were confronted by four members of the Alliance of Shades who were destroyed by Jimmy's father, Night Eagle. Eagle took them to Rivesh Mantilax, the husband of Seruba Velak, the alien captive in Area 51. Colonel Stark captured them all and took them back to Area 51. The Doctor and Rivesh escaped with the "space junk", which was actually a weapon capable of destroying the Viperox. He was cornered on the roof by the Colonel, but convinced him to turn against the Viperox. The Viperox invaded America but the Doctor managed to stop them with the TARDIS. Before they retreated, the Viperox commander Lord Azlok snarled, "Your day will come, Doctor!", reminding the Doctor of his ever-approaching fate. He departed soon after, leaving Cassie and Jimmy with the job of rebuilding the town following the Viperox attack and also encouraged them to start dating. (TV: Dreamland)
Following Princess Cilia's disappearance at the end of the Ulians' war with the Quintani, the Doctor chose to help. However, once the Doctor found Princess Cilia's ship, she wasn't on board. The Ulian robots on board attacked the Doctor, accidentally shrinking him to the size of a doll. The Ulian robots traced Princess Cilia to the approximate area, but only knew that she was in the vicinity of a Christmas tree. They sent shrunken-down versions of their robots, wrapped in Christmas packages to send to every doorstep on that region of Earth. The robots inadvertently shrunk down the Doctor and put him in a package.
Mason Valentin, having opened the package early, discovered the Doctor wasn't a doll, but a living being. As the Doctor awoke, he was dazed and suffered from amnesia. After learning of packages delivered all across Mason's area, the Doctor offered Mason to save the world with him. The Doctor and Mason went into Ana Comparetto's house, and the Doctor prematurely awoke a shrunken Ulian robot with the sonic screwdriver. The robot, thinking it had found the lost princess, transmatted Ana back to Cilia's ship. The Doctor and Mason used the robot's "magic wand" to fire a transmat beam to board the ship.
On board the ship, the Doctor released Ana from her cell. The Doctor, remembering what had happened to the princess, told the robots that Ana wasn't the princess, and though their methods of tracking the princess were scrambled, he could find her easily. The Doctor was brought back to full size and returned Mason and Ana to Earth in the TARDIS. The Doctor discovered Cilia in one house disguised as a fairy on a Christmas tree. Ana told Cilia the war was over, and the Doctor told her to order the robots to send her back to Ulian Alpha. Reminded of an earlier conversation about The Snowman, the Doctor realised: "I'm the Snowman and...time's up." (PROSE: The Doctor on My Shoulder)
The Time Lords returnAfter meeting with the Ood on Ood Sphere, the Doctor was told that a shadow was falling across creation, which was somehow connected to his former companion, Donna Noble and her grandad Wilfred Mott. He also learnt of a plot to resurrect his arch-enemy, the Master, and failed to stop it. The Doctor discovered the Master living in the wastelands of London. He tried to confront him, only to be reunited with Wilf. That night, the Doctor tracked down the Master once again, only for the Master to be abducted by billionare Joshua Naismith's private army, and when the Doctor attempted to stop them, he was shot down.
After he recovered, the Doctor contacted Wilf, who informed him of Naismith and went with him in the TARDIS to the Naismith Manor. In the Manor's basement, the Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to unveil two Vinvocci, Addams and Rossiter, who informed him of the Immortality Gate's true purpose. The Doctor rushed to stop the Gate's activation, but was unable to, and the Master turned the entire human race into copies of himself.
After being taken prisoner, Wilf and the Doctor were rescued by the Vinvocci, who took them to their ship in Earth's orbit, which the Doctor took offline to stop the Master finding them. Realising the Master was planning to rescue the Time Lords from the Time War using the White-Point Star, the Doctor took the gun he initially refused from Wilf and piloted the Vinvocci ship back towards the Naismith Manor, where he crashed through the manor's glass roof. However, he was unable to stop the Master from using the Star and the signal from his own insanity to create a link to Gallifrey, which allowed Lord Rassilon and the High Council to escape Gallifrey.
Rassilon undid the Master's conversion of the human race, as Gallifrey appeared in the Earth's sky and began tearing open the time vortex. Torn between killing the Master or Rassilon in cold blood, the Doctor, upon seeing a familiar face, targeted the White-Point Star, severing the link, which saw him, for the second time, condemn the Time Lords to the "hell" of the last day of the Time War. Rassilon tried to kill the Doctor, but he was saved by the most unlikely person - the Master, who attacked Rassilon with his energy blasts, which resulted in the Master being sent "back into hell", along with the Time Lords. (TV: The End of Time)
A prophecy fulfilled
With the Time Lords and the Master gone, the Doctor was relieved that he had survived his supposed death at Rassilon's hands, but his victory was short-lived when he heard the four knocks. Wilf was trapped inside a radiation control booth which was about to be flooded with radiation. At first angry about the terrible things the universe rewarded him with and nearly considering Wilf's pleas to leave him, the Doctor could not bear to sacrifice one life to prolong his own after going through so much to stop men willing to take the lives of millions to do the same. He released Wilf and took his place, receiving a fatal level of radiation. The Doctor's regenerative process had started. Unlike previous occasions, however, the actual regeneration did not immediately occur, and the Doctor was able to not only return Wilf home, but spend an unknown length of time travelling through time and space revisiting his past companions, an act he referred to as his "reward."
The Doctor visited Martha Jones and Mickey Smith, now freelance alien fighters and married, saving them from a Sontaran. He went to Bannerman Road where he prevented Luke Smith from being run over by a car and waved goodbye to Sarah Jane Smith, as he had promised on their last meeting. He travelled to a bar where Jack Harkness was drowning his sorrows after losing his Torchwood team. He passed a note to Jack reading, "His name is Alonso". Jack turned to see Midshipman Alonso Frame, whom the Doctor had worked with aboard the starship Titanic, and the Doctor departed as the two began flirting. The Doctor went to a bookstore where Verity Newman, the granddaughter of Joan Redfern, was signing copies of her book, A Journal of Impossible Things, (TV: The End of Time) which was based on the journal the Doctor had written during his time as John Smith. (TV: Human Nature) The Doctor had Verity sign his copy, and she realised he was the man who her grandmother fell in love with. The Doctor asked Verity if Joan had been happy in the end which she confirmed, but he refused to answer her question of if he was. He then encountered Donna's father Geoff Noble before the man's death, and borrowed a pound from him. He then went to the future and used that pound to purchase a winning lottery ticket. He witnessed Donna Noble's wedding to Shaun Temple, and asked Sylvia Noble and Wilf to give Donna the triple rollover-winning ticket as a wedding gift, saying a final goodbye to Wilfred, who was left crying at the Doctor's loneliness and impending death. (TV: The End of Time) The Doctor also visited Heather McCrimmon and Wolfgang Ryter, four years after they had left him (COMIC: Lucky Heather) The Doctor watched UNIT companion Jo Grant sail down the Yangtze River in a tea chest and watched over her large family, consisting of 7 children and 13 grandchildren. He visited all of his former companions from all of his ten incarnations, seeing how they got on after they left the TARDIS. (TV: Death of the Doctor)
After finishing his long "reward", he travelled to the Powell Estate, on 1 January, 2005, where he watched Rose Tyler and her mother, Jackie Tyler, months before Rose first met him. Although he kept to the shadows, a sudden spasm of pain caught Rose's attention and the two exchanged New Year's greetings, with the Doctor telling Rose that she would have a "really great year" with tears in his eyes as he spoke. (TV: The End of Time)
After Rose left, the pain of regeneration overwhelmed him and he collapsed in the middle of the Powell estate, which was, somewhat poetically, the first place his current incarnation visited. Ood Sigma then appeared and told him that while his song was ending, his ancient story never would, and that the universe would sing him to his sleep. Reaching the TARDIS, he piloted it into orbit around Earth, and stated, "I don't want to go." Taking a deep breath, the Doctor closed his eyes and regenerated into his next incarnation. This time the energy released during the regeneration was enough to cause massive damage to the TARDIS. (TV: The End of Time)
- The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones searched for the Infinite, a spaceship also sought by Baltazar. (TV: The Infinite Quest)
- The Doctor rescued Charlemagne from an insane computer. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp, PROSE: The Lonely Computer)
- The Doctor contacted Frobisher and set up a trap for the Cloaked figure. (COMIC: Prisoners of Time)
- The Doctor, along with his other incarnations, attended Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart's funeral. (PROSE: The Gift)
Donna's WorldIn a parallel timeline in which Donna Noble never met the Doctor, and wasn't there to convince him to flee after defeating the Empress of the Racnoss, the Doctor drowned when the Thames was drained into the abandoned Torchwood base. For some reason, the Doctor didn't regenerate; a UNIT soldier speculated the Doctor died too fast. His body was retrieved by UNIT soldiers and his TARDIS was salvaged from under the Thames, later being sent to a UNIT base in Leeds. As a result of the Doctor's demise, the countless threats he faced afterwards all consumed London and his old companions, including Martha, Sarah Jane Smith and Jack Harkness's Torchwood team, creating chaos on Earth. His former companion, Rose Tyler, along with the alternate timeline version of Donna, eventually restored the original timeline. (TV: Turn Left)
This incarnation was very cheerful, charismatic and enthusiastic, often at inappropriate times even in danger, much like his next incarnation. (TV: Tooth and Claw) While previous incarnations intentionally flouted social conventions, the Tenth Doctor was genuinely shocked when he realised that he was being rude or uncouth. He occasionally got into trouble because of an apparent sense of superiority over those less "clever" than he was. (TV: Midnight) He regularly used his name as a threat, which only rarely worked, despite his apparent expectations. (TV: New Earth) The Eleventh Doctor would later tell Clara Oswald (TV: The Time of the Doctor) that as the Tenth Doctor he had "vanity issues," as he chose to heal himself while regenerating from a Dalek blast by channelling the regeneration energy into his severed hand, thus not altering his appearance at all. (TV: Journey's End) This could, however, be an early manifestation of Ten's fear of his own mortality (see below), which the much older Eleven could've regarded as vain.
The Tenth Doctor retained and even exceeded his last incarnation's capacity for righteous anger, particularly when Rose was threatened or at risk. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern) When driven by anger or justice, he would act without hesitation to strike down those who opposed him, causing the downfall of Harriet Jones for, as he saw it, mass murder. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) There was an undeniable shadow cast over his geniality at these times, and an intimidating, almost dangerous anger would emerge.
While he seemed to have resolved much of the survivor's guilt felt previously, the Doctor had begun to feel his age. Beneath his youthful veneer and outward playfulness was a very old man who had seen many terrible things. He felt a deep loneliness. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment) His keen sense of loss led him to empathise with those who had also suffered. Sarah Jane Smith tried to comfort him by saying that although he acted like a lonely man he had the biggest family in the world, referring to the many companions the Doctor had picked up on his travels. (TV: Journey's End)
This incarnation had a very forgiving nature, consistently extending an offer to help even his most dangerous enemies before putting a stop to their evil deeds. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks) He also forgave the Master for all the atrocities he committed while ruling the Earth. These acts included turning his TARDIS into a paradox machine, torturing his companions for pleasure, killing at least one tenth of the human race and turning him into an incredibly ancient man. (TV: Last of the Time Lords) However when his patience reached its limit or they were duplicitous, his enemies got no second chance, as he said shortly after defeating the leader of the Sycorax. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) When he ran from the Family of Blood, he was showing them mercy, saving them from his rage. When they continued to hunt him and killed many innocent people, the Doctor's mercy reached its end and he gave each member of the Family of Blood an eternal punishment, fulfilling their wish for immortality in a twisted way. (TV: The Family of Blood) Donna later linked this mercy to his travelling with Martha. The Doctor agreed with this assessment.
The Doctor had a very hard time accepting defeat or failure. Having seen so much destruction and death he felt driven to prevent it where possible. River Song thought that if he lost this trait, the universe would become a darker place. (TV: Forest of the Dead)
On their first meeting, Donna Noble noted the reason the Doctor required so many companions was to keep him from succumbing to his darker side. (TV: The Runaway Bride) After losing Donna to a meta-crisis, the Doctor chose to travel alone to avoid getting his hearts broken again. This time spent alone ultimately resulted in his succumbing to his pain and anger and breaking the laws of time. (TV: The Waters of Mars)
The Tenth Doctor engaged in romantic situations far more frequently than his predecessors. Like his predecessor, the Tenth Doctor was in love with Rose Tyler and was heartbroken by her loss. (TV: Doomsday) However, he never explicitly described these feelings, seeming to struggle with saying such things aloud. (TV: The Satan Pit, Doomsday) In the end it was the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor that revealed the Doctor's feelings for her, and since the Meta-Crisis Doctor was identical to the original, albeit with some of Donna Noble's personality traits, and also possessed all of his memories, it is almost certain that the original Doctor felt the same way. Others tried to engage him romantically, including Madame de Pompadour, Joan Redfern (albeit exclusively while his personality was temporarily masked and overridden by that of John Smith), Martha Jones, Astrid Peth, River Song and Christina de Souza. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace, Human Nature/The Family of Blood, Voyage of the Damned, Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, Planet of the Dead) The Doctor reciprocated most of these advances.
This incarnation refused to take up a weapon against an enemy. While previous incarnations had, this incarnation would not, repeatedly refusing even when offered one by UNIT while attacking the Sontarans. (TV: The Poison Sky) Davros mentioned his refusal to take up a gun, but pointed out that he "turned his companions into weapons." (TV: Journey's End) After initially refusing several times to take up Wilfred Mott's pistol to save himself and humanity from the Master, the Doctor changed his mind when he heard that Rassilon and the Time Lords were returning. (TV: The End of Time)
This incarnation always attempted to solve a situation without violence. He tried to settle a dispute with the Sycorax without killing their leader, until the leader betrayed his promise. He banished the Sycorax from Earth with the message that it was defended. He was angered when Torchwood destroyed the ship afterwards. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) The Doctor also tried to help the Dalek survivors in New York find a new world for themselves rather than fight to the death, almost succeeding until the Daleks turned against Dalek Sec. Even when only Dalek Caan was left, he tried to find a peaceful solution. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks) He also tried to get the Sontarans to leave peacefully after their plan was foiled, but they refused. Luke Rattigan killed them in place of the Doctor. (TV: The Poison Sky) Later, the Doctor tried to find a way to solve the Master Race crisis without killing the Master. When the Time Lords returned, he took a gun into the situation and felt forced to choose between killing Rassilon or the Master. He found another way, using the gun to destroy the White-Point Star diamond, breaking the link allowing the escape of the Time Lords from the time lock. Ultimately, his choice to shatter the link, ending the chance to bring them back, shows that in the time since, even through his pain at that loss, the Tenth Doctor still felt that he had done the right thing with his actions in ending the Last Great Time War. (TV: The End of Time) When Clara Oswald insisted the Tenth, War and Eleventh Doctor find a different way, this incarnation embraced the chance to do so when a plan was formed, and worked with all of his incarnations to save his planet and people. He was upset when he realised he wouldn't be able to remember what he did, like the War Doctor, but still happy with the outcome. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
This incarnation had a great respect for humanity, as well as a great desire to protect it, often noting their importance. When Wilfred Mott said that humanity must look like insects to the Doctor, the Doctor responded that he thought they looked like giants. He respected Wilfred, thinking of him as a kindred spirit, as he was also aged and experienced, yet energetic and unwilling to commit violence against others. The Doctor also stated that he felt honoured to know Wilfred would be proud to have actually been his father.
Towards the end of his life, this incarnation was terrified of his predicted death, going on all sorts of adventures to circumvent or delay it, but ended up choosing to sacrifice himself to save his friend, Wilfred Mott. (TV: The End of Time)
Habits and quirks
The Doctor was an aficionado of twentieth century culture and made frequent references to movies, shows, and songs from that era, including the Ghostbusters theme, (TV: Army of Ghosts) the song "Circle of Life" from The Lion King, (TV: The Christmas Invasion) and one of Kylie Minogue's songs, "Never Too Late". (TV: The Idiot's Lantern) He had also read the Harry Potter books, noting that he cried reading the seventh book. (TV: The Shakespeare Code) Even though he knew so much of pop culture, he did not understand certain remarks, such as being called a "science geek". (TV: The Lazarus Experiment) He was fond of rock and roll, trying to take Rose to see concerts by both Ian Dury and Elvis Presley. (TV: Tooth and Claw, The Idiot's Lantern)
He often remarked that exotic technology or life was "beautiful" or "brilliant" and was genuinely enthralled by such discoveries, sometimes to the extent that he placed himself or his companions in danger. (TV: Midnight) When this incarnation was faced with an occurrence that dumbfounded him he would repeatedly say, "What?", looking increasingly astonished with each repetition. (TV: Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Last of the Time Lords) While attempting to explain something he would often interrupt himself with a "Well..." and further elaborate what it was he was talking about. (TV: Blink, et al) The Doctor also made use of the phrase, "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry", mainly talking to persons he knew were about to die and whom he could not save. (TV: Army of Ghosts) Other favoured phrases were "Allons-y!" (TV: Army of Ghosts) and "Molto bene." (TV: Voyage of the Damned) Like his seventh incarnation, he also responded, "I'm always all right", even when all evidence pointed to the contrary. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace, Forest of the Dead)
He also demonstrated an ability of his fifth incarnation, which was being able to determine the properties of an object by taste. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, The Idiot's Lantern, Tooth and Claw, Utopia, The Fires of Pompeii, The Sontaran Stratagem, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Planet of the Dead) He also possessed a heightened sense of smell, which could be used to track other Time Lords, such as the Master. (TV: The End of Time)
Until they left his life, he continued his previous incarnation's habit of mildly mocking both Mickey and Jackie, though generally in a more obviously playful fashion. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, Rise of the Cybermen, Army of Ghosts) The Doctor also prodded at Jack after they reunited, resuming his habit of telling Jack to "stop it" whenever he said hello to someone, which was his telltale way of flirting with them. Jack later told the Doctor he had become "cheeky" with this new regeneration. (TV: Utopia)
The Tenth Doctor was a bit of a foodie, having a fondness for many types of food and drink. He had a fondness for bananas like his predecessor (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) and expressed a fondness for tea. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) He also liked edible ball bearings, stating that they were a "masterpiece". (TV: Fear Her) He often talked about favourite foods and recipes, and wasn't afraid to try something new, such as seaweed truffles. (PROSE: Martha in the Mirror) His companions were sometimes dumbfounded and bemused by his eating habits. (PROSE: The Nightmare of Black Island, TV:The Lazarus Experiment)
The Doctor had a stated fondness for "little shops", the gift stores usually found in hospitals and other public places, though he retained a great dislike for hospitals, understandably. Not only had his seventh incarnation been killed at one by accident, this incarnation had a very close call in another. (TV: New Earth, Silence in the Library, Doctor Who)
This incarnation of the Doctor relied heavily upon his sonic screwdriver, pushing it to limits not seen in previous incarnations and even chiding his fifth incarnation for going "hands free". (TV: Time Crash) He also continued to heavily use the psychic paper. (TV New Earth, The Idiot's Lantern, The Unicorn and the Wasp) Like previous selves, he appeared to have the ability to carry a large and diverse number of objects in his pockets, stating once that they were bigger on the inside. (TV: The Runaway Bride, The Shakespeare Code, The Doctor's Daughter)
He also revived the occasional use of a stethoscope, like his second incarnation in mostly non-medical situations, such as the diagnosis of electronic or mechanical faults. (TV: Fury from the Deep, Rise of the Cybermen, The Stolen Earth) He used his hammer many times during this incarnation, to knock out Sontarans and even pilot the TARDIS. (TV: The Runaway Bride, The End of Time)
He had been given a mobile phone by Martha, when she left him as his companion, that he carried with him in his travels. (TV: Last of the Time Lords) At some point he upgraded it to a superphone, as the number was later used to contact him anywhere in space and time. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem, The Stolen Earth) As his previous incarnation had with Rose Tyler's phone, this incarnation also upgraded the mobile phones of his later companions in order to facilitate communication with their families and with the Doctor. Both Martha Jones and Donna Noble's phones were modified and, like Rose's mother, their close relatives were able to communicate through time and space as a result. (TV: The Stolen Earth)
He also followed the trend of his immediate predecessors in displaying increasing skill for using the TARDIS, on several occasions even using it in the form of a standard spaceship rather than simply dematerialising it every time. (TV: The Runaway Bride, Partners in Crime) He was told by a future companion, River Song, that he would one day be able to command the TARDIS door to open with a snap of his fingers. Initially, he believed this to be nonsense, but later found that he did possess such abilities. (TV: Forest of the Dead)
Skills and abilities
Although the Doctor disliked violence, he was skilled with a sword, managing to defeat the Sycorax leader when the Sycorax invaded Earth. Although he tried to avoid using one, initially refusing to take Wilfred's, only doing so when he found out about the Star and the Time Lords returning, the Doctor was also an extremely good shot with a gun, being able to shoot the White Point Star, which was a very small target, in order to close the Time Lock that surrounded the Time War. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, The End of Time)
The Doctor was also incredibly resilient and showed an amazing resistance to physical pain, being unfazed when the Sycorax leader sliced off his hand (although this was partly because he was still regenerating at the time) and enduring the burning pain of having a living star possessing him, in addition to surviving when Martha Jones attempted to freeze the star out of him. (TV: 42) He also took a powerful blast of electricity from the Master and was able to get to his feet (albeit with some difficulty) after jumping out of a ship and falling through a skylight. Surviving the fall without activating regeneration is especially notable since his fourth incarnation regenerated after a considerably shorter fall, showing that the Tenth Doctor really did have exceptional physical endurance. He was able to absorb the 500,000 rads of nuclear energy and survive as well, although it was the final straw for his body and triggered regeneration. He also refused to allow the pain of his regeneration to overwhelm him until he was back in the TARDIS after visiting his companions. (TV: Logopolis, The End of Time)
Like all his other incarnations, the Doctor was exceptionally intelligent, being able to figure out solutions to problems even when they were created by a person who had an equal amount of intelligence such as the Master. (TV: Last of the Time Lords) He also demonstrated an ability of his fifth incarnation, which was being able to determine the properties of an object by taste. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, The Idiot's Lantern, Tooth and Claw, Utopia, The Fires of Pompeii, The Sontaran Stratagem, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Planet of the Dead) He also possessed a heightened sense of smell, which could be used to track other Time Lords, such as the Master, or tell which time period they were in just by smelling the air. (TV: The End of Time,The Unicorn and the Wasp) He was skilled at mechanics and built K9 Mark IV, ensuring that it possessed all the memories it had as K9 Mark III. By using a Chameleon Arch, he rewrote his biology, storing Non-human characteristics in a fob watch and turning himself into a human. He also locked the coordinates of the TARDIS with his sonic screwdriver so that it could only travel to two places in time and space; the end of the universe and 2008. (TV: School Reunion, Human Nature, The Family of Blood, Utopia, The Sound of Drums) This Doctor was also a skilled pilot, on a few occasions able to take control and navigate a spacecraft through and out of danger. He did just this with the Titanic and the Vinvocci Salvage Craft. (TV: Voyage of the Damned, The End of Time)
The Doctor also showed an impressive amount of control over his regeneration ability, more so than previous incarnations. He was able to heal himself after being shot by a Dalek and then stop himself from changing his form by channelling the regeneration energy into his severed hand. (TV: Journey's End) He was also able to resist regenerating long enough to visit all the friends he had made in that incarnation and at least some of the friends he had made in other incarnations. When he finally did regenerate however, he did it so violently that the TARDIS was badly damaged and had to repair herself. This was because he had held the regeneration energy at bay for so long that it all exploded out of him in one go, causing it to be more devastating the usual. (TV: The End of Time)
The Doctor was also a skilled telepath, being able to use it to wipe Donna Noble's memories of him. He had enough skill with telepathy to hide his true name from anyone who could read minds. When the Master used telepathy on him, the Doctor was also able to hear the drumming inside his head, having previously thought that the Master was just imagining it due to his insanity. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace, The Shakespeare Code, Journey's End, The End of Time)
The Doctor was able to channel radiation through a body part into his own clothing, although the radiated body part was described by him as being "itchy." However he could only do this with a small amount of radiation and the radiation he absorbed to save Wilfred Mott was too much for him and forced him to regenerate. (TV: Smith and Jones, The End of Time)
After his adventure with River Song in the Library, the Doctor showed the ability to open and close the TARDIS simply by clicking his fingers, which he had previously thought was impossible. (TV: Forest of the Dead)
The Tenth Doctor was a handsome man with a tall, slim frame, finely boned hands and face, thick brown hair, pale skin scattered with freckles, and large, dark brown eyes. (TV: Children in Need Special) While he was possessed by Cassandra at New New York Hospital, Cassandra stated that he was "slim and a little bit foxy." (TV: New Earth)
Grooming and hair
The tenth incarnation was happy to have sideburns and to have more hair than his previous incarnation, whose hair was very close-cut. (TV: Children in Need Special) Though he initially seemed disappointed at not being ginger, he came to take great pride in his dark brown hair, wearing it in various ways throughout his adventures. He would wear it un-styled, (TV: The Christmas Invasion) in a fifties-style quiff, (TV: The Idiot's Lantern) or flattened forwards. (TV: The Runaway Bride) At some point, he began to experiment with back-combing his hair. (TV: Fear Her) At the latest point in the Tenth Doctor's life, Wilfred Mott organised the Silver Cloak, a group of pensioners, to seek him out by recognising his appearance; Wilf described the Doctor's hair as being a "modern style", and "all sticky-uppy". (TV: The End of Time) Like most of his previous incarnations, he went clean-shaven. The Doctor was considered good looking by people he encountered on his travels, and seemingly thought this of himself as well - his subsequent incarnation would characterise "Number Ten" as having a problem with vanity. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
For the early minutes of his tenth life, the Doctor continued to wear the clothes his previous incarnation had on at the time of his regeneration. After arriving in London and collapsing, he was placed in a set of pyjamas and a dressing gown, which he kept until he chose a new outfit at the end of his first adventure. (TV: Children in Need Special, The Christmas Invasion)
This incarnation had several variations of dress. He had two main suits, a dark brown suit with blue pinstripes and a blue suit with red pinstripes. For certain formal occasions, he would also don a bow tie and tuxedo. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, The Lazarus Experiment, Voyage of the Damned)
Under his suits he usually wore a shirt and a tie, or wore an open-necked shirt with a t-shirt underneath. He had a red-hued t-shirt, a brown t-shirt or a purple t-shirt.
Both brown and blue suits were often accompanied by a light brown Duster-type overcoat, which the Doctor claimed had been given to him by Janis Joplin. (TV: Gridlock) He usually took it off while doing fiddly tasks or piloting his TARDIS. (TV: New Earth[additional sources needed])
The Meta-Crisis Doctor wore the Doctor's blue suit after his creation, and was wearing it when the walls of the universe sealed him in a parallel world. (TV: Journey's End) Nevertheless, the Doctor subsequently wore a blue suit afterwards, implying he had more than one. (TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, TV: The Waters of Mars)
His footwear choices were trainers, more specifically, Converse All Stars. (TV: The Family of Blood) He varied the colours from cream white to go with his brown suit, red for wearing with blue suit and on a few occasions, black to go with his tuxedo/brown suit. Both his next incarnation and the War Doctor stated the trainers he wore were sand-shoes, despite his claims that they weren't. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
Another part of the Doctor's attire was a pair of dark tortoise-shell rectangular frame glasses, which he called "brainy specs". Although he wore them on numerous occasions, he later pointed out to an earlier incarnation they didn't need them and simply used them because they made him look clever. (TV: Time Crash) At one time, the Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to darken the lenses to effectively turn them into sunglasses. (TV: Planet of the Dead)
His favourite variation of dress seemed to be his brown suit with blue pinstripes, a light blue shirt, a tie and cream ankle-high Converse All Star shoes.
- Main article: The Doctor's age
The Ninth Doctor stated that he was 900 years old at some point after beginning his travels with Rose. (TV: Aliens of London) The Tenth Doctor stated his age at 903 shortly after Martha left. (TV: Voyage of the Damned) Also, in 1562 England, he stated that he was 904 years old when he was talking to a rabbit thinking that it was a Zygon. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) Given his stated age of 906 just prior to his regeneration (TV: The End of Time), this incarnation lived for less than 7 years. His next incarnation gave his age as 907 early in his adventures. (TV: Flesh and Stone) However, some accounts suggested his stated tally may not have been correct. (TV: The Infinite Quest, PROSE: The Haldenmor Fugue)
Behind the scenes
David Tennant described his costume "geek chic". According to an interview on Parkinson, Tennant and Russell T Davies got the idea for the tenth incarnation's costume from an outfit Jamie Oliver had worn on Parkinson just after Tennant had taken the role of the Doctor. According to Doctor Who Confidential, [which?] one of the first things Tennant said after deciding to take the part was "I want a coat down to here," pointing to his ankle.
According to costume designer Louise Page, there were only four sets of the brown suit in existence, as they were pieced together from many copies of a pin-striped pair of trousers that Tennant picked out during the initial costuming process. His overcoat was made from sofa covering and there was one version that had five inches from the bottom cut off then sewn back on, as Davies and Phil Collinson had different ideas about how long it should be.
After leaving the series, David Tennant kept his costume for possible future use, stating that he would gladly return for a multi-Doctor special should he ever be asked to participate in one. (DCOM: The End of Time)
The Brilliant Book
- According to a scene deleted from Human Nature (available as an Easter egg on the DVD release), the Doctor hated pears and (like his sixth incarnation) carrots.
- In the Japanese dubbing of the show, the Tenth Doctor is played by Toshihiko Seki.