He's the Doctor. Just the Doctor. He travels through time and space in his TARDIS often running into trouble and having to find a way to sort it out. The very last Timelord, he is just over 900 years old and has had 11 faces over the years.
The Doctor is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, and is the protagonist of the BBC Television series Doctor Who . Unlike others of his race who prefer to observe the universe from their home planet, The Doctor travels through Time and Space in his time ship, the TARDIS, which he stole from the Time Lords. However, because his TARDIS is an older model, his control over where and when it goes is problematic at best, leaving his adventures considerably more random then he, or his companions would like.
Currently The Doctor has used 10 of his 12 regenerations, over the course of 31 Television seasons and one film in the main continuity. Though it is possible that he was granted another regeneration cycle after his service in the Last Great Time War. With each Regeneration his actor has changed, and he is currently played by Matt Smith.
“One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.”
-”Dalek Invasion of Earth”
The First Doctor was conceived as a grandfatherly figure, living with his “grand-daughter”, Susan Foreman. During this incarnation, while some implication was given that The Doctor and Susan were not entirely human, and that there were others of his race, no mention was made of the term “Time Lords” or of the planet Gallifrey. Due his visible age, The Doctor was not very physically active, though often he had Companions were more physically capable than he.
The series started with Susan's schoolteachers, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, investigating the fact that Susan possessed scientific and technical knowledge more advanced then other students her age. They ended up stumbling into the TARDIS, disguised as a Police Box, and being brought back in time by The Doctor and Susan. This first story also established the existence of a “Chameleon Circuit” on the TARDIS, which allowed it to change shape to something fitting the time and place it was located in, to allow it to blend in. It also established that the TARDIS' Chameleon Circuit was broken, leaving it locked in the form of a Police Box (for budgetary reasons, originally, and later because the shape of the Police Box became one of the iconic traits of the series, long after Police Boxes fell out of common use).
The First Doctor's travels also introduced him to two of his greatest enemies, the races of the Cybermen and the Daleks.
Susan, the first of The Doctor's companions, was the first companion to leave him. Susan fell in love with a resistance fighter in a future where the Earth was conquered by The Doctor's enemies the Daleks, and after the Daleks were forced to flee Earth. The Doctor left her behind so she could pursue her own life. The Doctor then brought on board Vicki, the survivor of a space ship crash that he, Ian and Barbara rescued. Not long later, Ian and Barbara left the TARDIS after an attempt by the Daleks to change the time stream in “The Chase,” taking one of the Daleks time machines and using that to return to their own time. In turn The Doctor took aboard Stephen Taylor, a spaceship pilot who assisted him in defeating the Daleks. The next story also introduced the first other member of the Doctor's race (still unnamed) aside from Susan – The Meddling Monk.
Vicki left when The Doctor and company visit the siege of Troy, with her place being taken by Katarina, a handmaiden of the prophetess Cassandra. She was joined in the TARDIS by Space Security Agent Sara Kingdom in the story “The Daleks' Master Plan.” where Katarina and Sara Kingdom became the first of The Doctor's companions to die in his travels.
The Doctor changed companions two more times, adding Dodo Chaplet, a descendant of woman who The Doctor had left in 16 century France before the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. The Doctor and Stephen took her aboard out of penance for their prior actions. Dodo was returned to her own time, and Stephen chose serve as an mediator on an alien planet. The First Doctor's final two companions were Ben Jackson and Polly, who remained with The Doctor until his regeneration in the story “Tenth Planet”, where he faced the Cybermen for the first time.
“Oh, my giddy aunt!”
Troughton's Doctor, unlike the First Doctor, was a little more animated, and mobile. On this regeneration The Doctor met Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, (at this time a Colonel, not a General). This Doctor also more formally “explains” the concept of Regeneration, and that when a Time Lord regenerates, not only does their appearance change, their personality changes as well. Additionally, on this Regeneration the Time Lords are given their name, and we learn that The Doctor is a renegade and an outlaw among his own people. The character also had the distinctive traits of having a mop-top haircut, playing the recorder, and wearing a variety of distinctive hats.
The first Companion to join the Second Doctor was Jamie McCrimmon, a highlander from 18th century Scotland. Jamie would stay with The Doctor for his entire run. Ben and Polly leave the Doctor in the story “The Faceless Ones”, the second-to-last story of the series first run. Victoria Waterfield, a woman from the 19th century, is brought aboard in the following serial, and she remains aboard for almost a full season. After the story “Fury from the Deep” she leaves the Doctor to stay with a family in 20th Century England. In the following story, “The Wheel in Space,” Zoe joined the Doctor, and remained on board until the Second Doctor's final serial, “The War Games.”
In “The War Games” The Doctor encountered another renegade Time Lord, who is working with an alien race to produce an army of super-soldiers using soldiers taken from various eras of Human history. The story also revealed that The Doctor's race was called “Time Lords”. The story would conclude with The Doctor being forced to regenerate by his people, and being trapped on Earth.
“I reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.”
-“The Sea Devils”
John Pertwee's regeneration was the Doctor's youngest version yet. This Regeneration also marked the series being moved to color, and a distinct shift in tone. Where previous Doctors were able to travel throughout time and space, the Third Doctor was trapped on earth in the “present.” To make up for this, The Doctor came to work for the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, or UNIT for short. The group, lead by Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, now promoted to Brigadier General (leading to him being referred to as The Brigadier for most of the rest of his appearances.
The Doctor, serving as UNIT's scientific advisor, becomes much more of an action character then he was in previous incarnations, disabling opponents using Venusian Aikido & Karate, as well as demonstrating skill in sword-fighting. This incarnation is also the first to heavily use a Sonic Screwdriver, and the first to face The Doctor's first recurring Time Lord enemies, The Master, and Omega. This run also introduced the recurring enemies of The Silurians, the Autons & The Nestene Consciousness, and the Sontarans. This is also the first incarnation of The Doctor to regularly drive vehicles, including power-boats and most notably his classic car which he had customized, Bessie.
The Doctor's companions during this era, aside from various officers and enlisted men in UNIT (such as Sgt. Benson and the Brigadier), were female assistants, such as Liz Shaw, Jo Grant, and finally Sarah Jane Smith. Sarah Jane would stay with the Doctor for the rest of his third incarnation and part-way into his fourth, and would return again during the Tenth Doctor's run.
Following the story “The Three Doctors” which re-united The Doctor and his Companion, Jo Grant, with his First and Second incarnations to defeat an attempt by the insane Time Lord Omega to destroy, The Doctor's exile was lifted. Jo (and then Sarah Jane) would travel the universe until the Doctor's next regeneration – about 2 seasons.
“Would you like a jelly baby?”
After The Doctor regenerated in the story “Planet of Spiders,” he began his 4th incarnation. This version of The Doctor was known for his long coat and his even longer multi-colored scarf. His appearance would remain the same until Season 18 when he donned a burgundy colored coat, hat, and had a scarf in the same color. Tom Baker is, to date, the actor to play the role of The Doctor the longest, though if radio plays are counted, later Doctors can provide some competition. After spending quite some time working for UNIT and the Time Lords, the Fourth Doctor very much prefers to be his own boss, and returns to wandering the galaxy again. His first companions are Sarah Jane, as well as Harry Sullivan, a naval doctor working for UNIT.
This Doctor's second story introduces the origins of the Daleks in the appropriately titled story “Genesis of the Daleks.” The story also introduces the creator of the Daleks and another of The Doctor's longest lasting individual enemies, Davros, the insane Kaled scientist who created the Daleks. The Doctor also continues to face The Master, now a degraded husk.
After returning Sarah Jane to Earth, he later takes on Leela of the Sevateem, a warrior woman from a failed colony world, as a companion. She travels with him for about a season and a half before falling in love with another Time Lord in the story “Invasion of Time” and choosing to remain on Gallifrey. At this time he gains a robot dog companion, K-9.
The next season began one of the first season-long arcs in the history of the series, with the “Key to Time Arc” (also around this time Douglas Adams became the series script editor). The story has The Doctor, along with the Time Lady Romana, being tasked by the White Guardian with the task of finding all six pieces of the Key to Time. Following the conclusion of that season, Romana would regenerate, and follow The Doctor for several more seasons, before staying behind at the conclusion of the E-Space trilogy. The conclusion of that series also lead to the Companion Adric coming aboard coming aboard the TARDIS. The season concluded two episodes later with the serials “Keeper of Traken” and “Logopolis”, which lead to The Master getting a new body, the companions Tegan Jovanka, and Nyssa coming aboard the Tardis, and The Doctor being forced to regenerate, to his fifth incarnation.
Tom Baker would reprise the role of the Fourth Doctor on the screen one last time in the charity made-for-TV film “Dimensions in Time”, which was a cross-over between Doctor Who and EastEnders. He would return to the role one last time in the BBC Doctor Who Radio Play “Hornet's Nest”.
“An apple a day keeps the... Ah, never mind. “
The Fifth Doctor's attire was modeled after the appearance of a cricketer, wearing a white hat and sport coat, with red trim, a sweater and collared shirt. The only real “absurdity” in his attire was the inclusion of a celery stalk pinned to his lapel. His serials were also darker then many of his predecessors, with high body-counts among the supporting characters introduced in each story and, ultimately, the first death of a Companion since the deaths of Sara Kingdom and Katarina in “The Daleks' Master Plan” during the First Doctor's run.
The Fifth Doctor's regeneration was also the first to run into problems. The Doctor had to go to the city of Castrovalva to, essentially, recuperate from the Regeneration, which lead him into a trap set by The Master. The Doctor's first few serials related to getting Tegan back home and to her job, and Tegan ultimately giving up and staying aboard. The season concluded with the death of Adric in the story “Earthshock”. Vislor Turlough joins the Doctor two serials later in “Maudryn Undead”, and Nyssa leaves in the very next serial. At the end of the season, The Doctor also takes aboard the shape-shifting robot Kamelion, though the character is himself not seen again until the story “Planet of Fire.”
Tegan leaves at the end of the serial “Resurrection of the Daleks” which is one of the Doctor's more violent serials. Turlough leaves The Doctor in the following serial “Planet of Fire”, which takes place on his home planet. The serial also ultimately leads to the destruction of Kamelion. However, the Doctor brings a new companion aboard, Peri Brown. However, the following serial, “Caves of Androzani,” would be the last story of the season, and the last televised serial with Peter Davidson as the Doctor, as the story would conclude with Peri and The Doctor being fatally poisoned, with one dose of antidote between them. The Doctor treated Peri, and would ultimately regenerate to his Sixth incarnation.
As an aside, Peter Davidson would later reprise the role of the Fifth Doctor in a series of audio dramas produced by Big Finish after the 1996 Doctor Who Made-for-TV-Movie, starring Paul McGann, and would return to TV screens in “Encounters in Time”, and a short story titled “Time Crash” for the BBC's “Children in Need” telethon.
“Planets come and go. Stars perish. Matter disperses, coalesces, forms into other patterns, other worlds. Nothing can be eternal.”
-“The Mysterious Planet” (Part I of Trial Of A Time Lord)
The Sixth Doctor is notable for three reasons. First, his personality had the greatest shift of any prior version – from the Fifth Doctor's less-silly take on the Doctor, to a personality which was ultimately considered to be more violent – making wry quips after enemies died, and even throwing a vial of acid at one enemy (who turned out to be behind a force field). Second, this Doctor's attire was more absurd then the clothes of all other prior Doctors, carrying a multi-colored umbrella, wearing a similarly multi-colored coat. Third, he had the shortest run of all preceding Doctors, only to be beaten by Paul McGann, whose only canonical adventure was the 1996 film (though he would go on to reprise the role for a very long series of radio and audio dramas for the BBC and Big Finish).
The violence in this Doctor's run would start to bring to a head the criticism the BBC had been receiving over Doctor Who from Mary Whitehouse (an advocate of censorship similar to L. Brent Bozell of the Parents Television Council), that would ultimately lead to Doctor Who being put on indefinite hiatus (but not officially canceled) during the 7th Doctor's run.
The Doctor and Peri travel together for one season before the season-long arc “Trial of a Time Lord” begins, which separates The Doctor and Peri, and instead puts him with a new companion, Mel. The arc, which ended in The Doctor's regeneration, put The Doctor on trial for alleged crimes against time, prosecuted against by a Time Lord known as the Valeyard. The story would conclude with the Doctor discovering that the Valeyard was The Doctor, or rather, all of the Doctor's evil impulses from all his regenerations – past, present, and future, combined into one form. The Doctor regenerates following the conclusion of this season, though canonically there are several stories between the end of this season and the start of the next.
The reasons for this regeneration are, unfortunately, rather related to British and BBC politics, instead of being for narrative reasons. The controversy over this allegedly more dark and violent take on the Doctor lead to the BBC firing Colin Baker after they'd concluded Trial of a Time Lord. Colin Baker, however, would return and reprise the role in the Dimensions in Time special and various BBC and Big Finish audio dramas.
“There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace. We've got work to do.”
-Final lines from “Survival” (the final serial of the original TV run)
The Seventh Doctor is the only Doctor that has an on-screen Regeneration, but whose Regeneration doesn't involve both the old and new Doctors. His personality was originally meant to be that of an absent-minded professor (hence the nickname “Professor” given to him by his new Companion, Ace). However, in his second season (and all subsequent appearances in books and audio dramas), his personality shifted to more of a Chess-master, manipulating the current situation to one would provide the best possible outcome.
The Seventh Doctor's outfit was even more colorful than the 6 , including a sweater with a question-mark pattern, as well as a question-mark umbrella. He also wore plaid pants and occasionally a plaid scarf (as Sylvester McCoy, who played the Seventh Doctor, was Scottish and played his accent to the hilt).
The Seventh Doctor's run also marked the first Companion that was a woman-of-action since Leela – Ace (real name Dorothy Gale McShane, which was revealed in a book rather than on TV and so may not be canon), was a high school student who was mysteriously whisked to another planet by a time storm. The character was noted for wearing more masculine clothing (including a black jacket covered in buttons), carrying around a baseball bat to fend off enemies, and concocting an explosive of her own devising called “Nitro-9”, which The Doctor forbade her to make or carry with her — but she did anyway, which would in turn come in handy when The Doctor and Ace needed to blow up an obstacle like a wall... or a Dalek.
For most of the Seventh Doctor's first season, he traveled with Mel, the Sixth Doctor's final companion. Mel left the doctor in the serial “Delta and the Bannermen”, and he picked up Ace in the following serial, stranded on an ice planet, working (of all things) as a waitress in a diner. Ace travels with the Doctor for two more seasons. During this time, in the serial “The Curse of Fenric”, the ultimate cause of why Ace was stranded on an alien world was revealed (though hints were dropped in prior series). In 1989, the series' 26th year, and the end of the Seventh Doctor's third season, the series was put on indefinite hiatus.
This would be the last appearance of the Seventh Doctor until the 1996 film.
With one exception.
Dimensions in Time was a made-for-TV special event, done for charity in 1993, crossing over Doctor Who and the BBC soap-opera East Enders. The plot involved the Third through Seventh Doctors (Troughton and Hartnell were dead by now), along with several of their companions, working together to stop a plot involving long time enemies The Master and The Rani outside the pub The Queen Vic from East-Enders, and to ultimately free the First and Second Doctors after they were trapped in Temporal Limbo by the aforementioned rogue Time Lords. The story is the biggest multi-Doctor crossover since the Five Doctors, as while only Five Doctors appear on camera, all seven doctors are in some way involved in the story's plot.
“It was on the planet Skaro that my old enemy, the Master, was finally put on trial. They say he listened calmly as his list of evil crimes was read and sentence passed. Then he made his last, and I thought somewhat curious, request. He demanded that I, the Doctor, a rival Time Lord, should take his remains back to our home planet - Gallifrey. It was a request they should never have granted. “
-Opening narration from the 1996 film.
The Eight Doctor is currently the Doctor with the shortest on-screen tenure, but the longest off-screen tenure. After being introduced in the TV movie, he would go on to appear in a series of audio dramas for the BBC and Big Finish, as well as more original novels than any other Doctor.
Paul McGann's Doctor had longer hair then prior doctors, and looks the most Byronic of all his prior incarnations. He is the first Doctor to kiss anyone in a non-platonic fashion, and describes himself as being half-human. His Regeneration, in the film, goes poorly, much like the Fifth Doctor's regeneration, leaving him with major amnesia at at first. While in the film he recovers his memory, depictions in other media tend to include a certain amount of forgetfulness, but not absent-mindedness.
His TARDIS interior is also notable. Where all other Doctors have had an utilitarian control room (mainly for budgetary reasons), the Eighth Doctor's control room is large, elaborate, and well furnished, with a fake fireplace, large comfortable chairs, a massive set of double doors for the interior version of the exterior doors, a Victorian motif on the control panel, numerous book cases, and a floor-to-ceiling set of drawers along one wall.
While there have been numerous novels, radio dramas, and comic book stories depicting the Eighth Doctors adventures following the film, currently none of these are considered canon by the BBC and the writing staff for Doctor Who. At present, what happened between the TV movie and the start of the 2005 revival is unknown, except for several basic facts.
At some point, between the film and the new series, a Time War broke out with the Time Lords and several allied races on one side, and the Daleks and some of their own allies on the other. The alliance of the Time Lords and their allies was taken from the document they signed forming the alliance – the Shadow Proclamation. The Time War was apparently very costly, with several civilizations being killed or nearly wiped out before the war was over (including the Nestene Consciousness). Ultimately, the war was brought to a close with the Doctor doing something that almost essentially wiped out both the Daleks and the Time Lords. Gallifrey continues to exist in some form of temporal stasis, save for those Time Lords not there at the time (such as The Master), and while some Daleks survived, the majority of the Dalek race was wiped out.
“Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once! Everybody lives!”
-“The Doctor Dances”
In 2005, 9 years after the TV film, Doctor Who was brought out of hiatus by the BBC. Russell T. Davies, creator of Queer As Folk, would be show-runner, and the show would have a new Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston. With this version of the show, the narrative structure of the series shifted dramatically from its original incarnation. The original series was structured into a bunch of multi-episode serialized stories, each standing, essentially, alone (with some continuity between the two), generally being, combined, about feature-length.
The new series, on the other hand, consisted of a series of standard hour-length episodes, with some basic continuity between the each one, with a single planned story arc for each season, which each episode would quietly build upon. Each season would also have at least two or three two-part stories at major points in the season.
The Ninth Doctor's attire is, at this time, the least fanciful attire of any Doctor since the first. The doctor wears a black U-Boat captain's leather jacket, dark trousers, and dark leather shoes. The TARDIS interior is also similarly matter-of-fact, with green metal walls, metal grating on the floor, and no chairs at all in the control room.
The Ninth Doctor had two major companions, who he would continue to make appearances during the following doctor's run. One was Rose Tyler, a teenager from modern London, and the other being Captain Jack Harkness, an omnisexual rogue Time Agent from the 51st century (who would later appear in Torchwood).
The Doctor regenerated after absorbing massive amounts of the time vortex into himself in the episode “The Parting of the Ways”, taking the same energies out of Rose through a passionate kiss, when she taps the Time Vortex to destroy the Daleks – and make Captain Jack immortal.
“ I like that, "Allons-y". I should say allons-y more often. Look sharp, Rose Tyler, allons-y! And then it would be really brilliant if I met someone called Alonso, 'cause then I could say allons-y Alonso every time... you're staring at me.“
-“Army of Ghosts”
With the start of the Second Season of what has been known among fans as “New Who”, David Tennant began his run as the Doctor. For his first season he continued to adventure with Rose Tyler, and including her ex-boyfriend Mickey Smith among her traveling companions. His run also included the return of long-time Doctor Who enemies the Cybermen, as well as the first travel between universes since the E-Space Trilogy during the 4 Doctor's run. This run would also feature the first canonical reunion with a prior companion (Sarah Jane Smith) outside of a multi-Doctor story.
The tenth Doctor's attire was more colorful then the Ninth's, featuring a blue suit and canvas tennis-shoes. He would also add a pair of thick-rimmed black reading glasses when needing to read something off a computer screen.
After his regeneration, The Doctor continued to adventure with Rose, adding her ex-boyfriend Mickey. Following a trip to a parallel universe, Mickey chose to take the place of his alternate universe version when he was killed by the Cybermen. The story arc of that season also built up the existence of the organization “Torchwood”, which would later receive its own series. The season concluded with a massive battle between the Cybermen and the Daleks – the first time these long-time enemies of The Doctor fought each other. Ultimately, the Daleks got the upper hand, and The Doctor arranged things so the Daleks were sucked into the void between universes. Mickey Smith rescued Rose, and the alternate universe version of Rose's father saved her mother, and brought them to their universe. The implication was made that Rose and the Doctor would never see each other again.
The Doctor would then briefly adventures with temp worker Donna Noble on her wedding day, defeating an attempt to conquer earth by an alien race known as the Racnoss. They are overcome partly through the Doctor's efforts, and partly due to a tip off made to the military by candidate for Mr. Saxon, a member of Parliament, and a possible future Prime Minister. The following season, The Doctor travels with medical student Martha Jones, who falls in love with the doctor but considers herself a rebound companion due to the doctor losing Rose in the previous series. The season's main arc is built around the mysterious Harold Saxon, who is later revealed to be The Master. After The Master is defeated, Martha leaves The Doctor.
After Martha's departure, the Doctor stops a space liner modeled after the Titanic from crashing into the Earth, before being found by Donna Noble again, who makes herself The Doctor's next companion. Donna and the Doctor travel for The Tenth Doctor's third season, with that season's Arc focusing on the return of Rose, and The Doctor and all of the New Who Companions (along with Sarah Jane) working together to stop a returned Davros.
Following this season The Tenth Doctor appeared in a series of short specials, with varying other companions, most generally appearing in only one story. The “season” climaxed with the Doctor's regeneration into the Eleventh Doctor in the story “The End of Time” which had The Doctor face off with The Master once again, as he attempted to free the Time Lords from the Time Lock that The Doctor had placed them in.
“You're not the first lot to have come here. Oh, there have been so many. And what you have to ask yourself is... what happened to them? Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically... run.”
-“The Eleventh Hour”
Matt Smith is the actor currently playing The Doctor. Like the Tenth Doctor he wears a suit, instead of a blue suit, it's tweed with elbow patches, with a shirt and a bow-tie, and braces (suspenders). Smith modeled the Eleventh Doctor's personality off of the 2nd Doctor's personality, with a few modifications. The new series also marks a shift in the show-runner from Russel T. Davies to Stephen Moffat (who wrote "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" among other episodes)
Since the beginning of Smith's tenure, The Doctor has traveled with kissagram Amy Pond along with her fiancé, nurse Rory Williams; the two becoming husband and wife at the end of Season 6. They are joined at times by Professor River Song, a dangerous time traveler who appears at intertwined points in future of The Doctor, who she flirts with regularly. Throughout these journeys, the group learn of a religious order known as The Silence, as well as their formidable alien leaders, Silents; their presence felt throughout the recent episodes.
After violently regenerating into his eleventh form, The Doctor crash lands his TARDIS into Amy Pond's front yard when she is a little girl. He discovers a crack in her bedroom wall that turns out to be a crack in space-time, which is actually appearing throughout time and distorting the past. Due to the TARDIS' malfunctions, having received heavy internal damage from The Doctor's violent regeneration, the Doctor inadvertently reappears at Amy's house when she has grown up and after preventing an alien invasion in her village, she joins him on his travels; later, they are joined by Rory. The Doctor learns that the crack in space and time was actually caused by a massive explosion caused by the TARDIS and he is lured into a trap where all of his major enemies, hoping to prevent the TARDIS from exploding, lock him inside a The Pandorica, an impenetrable prison located under Stonehenge, against his pleas. However the TARDIS explodes, ripping apart space and time, but not completely. With the help of his companions, including River Song, The Doctor fixes the cracks in space-time and returns time to its normal order.
A few months later, a newly wed Amy and Rory meet with River Song and The Doctor in Utah where they are horrified to witness his death by the hands of a being dressed in an Apollo spacesuit. Following his funeral, the group return to town where they find The Doctor, alive and well and unaware of the day's events. The Doctor is convinced to travel back to the 1960's to help the United States government in dealing with an alien threat, reveled to be The Silents. The creatures, and their religious order known as The Silence, stalk the group throughout their journeys, specifically Amy Pond. Later, after Amy Pond is revealed to have been kidnapped at an earlier point, a rescue mission reveals that Amy and Rory had conceived a child in the TARDIS, resulting in her giving birth to a human with Time Lord genetics. The baby is taken away by The Silence, raised to be the ultimate weapon against The Doctor. The baby grows up to become River Song and, later, is taken away to become the the Apollo-suit clad figure that kills The Doctor. In the end, though, The Doctor cheats death by arriving at this fixed point in time in a humanoid starship that takes his form. Before this, he separates himself from Rory and Amy, to keep them safe.
Years later, The Doctor reunites with Amy and Rory, though the adventures end after the two are sent back in time by Weeping Angels that has infested New York City. Broken by the loss, and unable to go back and save them, The Doctor "retires" and goes into hiding in Victorian London. After multiple attempts by close friend working in the city, The Doctor is coaxed into helping a woman named Clara Oswald and saving the Earth once again. However, Clara dies during the ordeal, though The Doctor realizes that he had met her before, and that she had also died before. This mysterious woman will be her new companion in 2013.
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