The Doctor is the main character and protagonist in the TV series Doctor Who, which the mod is primarily based on. He is a Time Lord, a humanoid race from the planet Gallifrey, who stole a TARDIS from his people and went on the run, choosing the name he regularly uses in the program. While he doesn't appear in the mod, the player can change his appearance via regenerating into one of his many incarnations using River Song's diary.
In the ShowEdit
The Doctor first appears in the first episode An Unearthly Child. In it, he lives in the TARDIS, located at the time in Foreman's Scrapyard on 76 Totters Lane London, with his granddaughter Susan. When two of Susan's teachers, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, become suspicious of her and her unusual knowledge of science and history, they follow her home only to meet the Doctor and discover the TARDIS. The Doctor reveals that they are both from another planet, stranded with no friends and help to get there. He then proceeds to kidnaps the teachers, intending of leaving them in the Stone Age so they are not exposed by them. However, he soon changes his mind after they persuade him into helping a tribe discover fire.
After many travels with them, the Doctor is forced to say goodbye to each of them when Susan falls in love with a rebel in the 22nd century and when Ian and Barbara decide to return to the 20th century. Though he does find others to travel with, the Doctor misses them however chooses not to visit as it could bring them pain or disrupt their timelines. During a battle with the Cybermen, the Doctor is dying of old age. After returning to the TARDIS, regenerating into his second incarnation.
Unlike his first incarnation, the Second Doctor is more comedic and joyful than his previous. Though he did have numerous companions join him, he spent most of his time with highlander Jamie McCrimmon. Eventually, he was caught in what he referred to as the worst war in the history of time, between a race of war lovers called the War Lords. The Doctor was forced to call his own people, who he revealed to be the Time Lords, an almost immortal race of humanoids who are the oldest race in the entire universe, have two hearts and, when dying or mortally wounded, can regenerate into a new body.
They captured him, brought him to Gallifrey, his own home planet, then put on trial for interfering with other life forms, "kidnapping" other life forms and stealing a Type 40 TARDIS. However, the Doctor convinced his people that there are various evils in the Universe, that he has stopped, bringing up some of his past enemies such as the Daleks, Cybermen, Ice Warriors and Great Intelligence as examples. They agreed to spare him the death penalty, choosing to send his companions back to where they came from, wiping their memories of all but their first adventure with him, and to exile him to earth in a new body. Forced to regenerate, the Doctor arrived on earth in the 1970s, in his third incarnation.
Much more adventure loving than his previous incarnations, the Third Doctor was considered as a dandy. He also worked for UNIT, a military taskforce set up by the United Nations to defend earth from alien invasions. After some time, the exile was lifted and the Doctor continued his adventures in the TARDIS, though he did return and help UNIT in defending the planet at times. Eventually, the Doctor was exposed to lethal amounts of radiation while defeating giant spiders from the planet Metebelis 3, which caused him to regenerate into his fourth incarnation.
The Fourth Doctor was fond of scarfs and regularly ate jelly babies. During this incarnation, he tried to stop the creation of his greatest enemies, the Daleks, investigated the murder of the president of the Time Lords, defended Gallifrey from an invasion of Sontarans and searched for the Key of Time to keep it from the Black Gardian. He also travelled with robot dog K9. Eventually, he came into conflict with the Master, who destroyed the planet Logopolis, which in turn stopped a CVE, which the Universe needed to keep in sturcture and almost caused its destruction. Forced to reconnect the signal to the Pharos radio dish, the Doctor fell from the top of the dish, causing his fourth regeneration.
The Fifth Doctor was a fan of the game cricket and wore celery on his sweatshirt. This incarnation also fought during the Cyber-Wars and stopped an attempted genocide from a army of Silurians and Sea Devils. In turn, he and his companion, Peri, were eventually poisoned while exposed to the poisonous material Spectrox. After retrieving the antidote, the Doctor gave it to her, knowing that there wasn't enough to cure both of them, thus causing another regeneration.
The Sixth Doctor always wore a multicolored coat and cat badge. Regularly travelling with American Perpugilliam (Peri) Brown and shape shifter Frobisher, this Doctor was eventually placed on trial by a future incarnation, known simply as the Valeyard. He also helped the Daleks capture their creator, Davros, and withdrew the Cybermen off the planet Telos. Eventually, his TARDIS was attacked by the Rani, a corrupted Time Lady, which brutally injured him, causing him to regenerate.
The Seventh Doctor was rarely seen without an umbrella and travelled around with young rebel Ace. This incarnation ended a civil war between the Daleks and helped the forces of Camelot fight the forces of Morgaine and the Destroyer of Worlds. This incarnation also attended the trial of the Master and was personally chosen by his former friend to bring his remains back to Gallifrey. However, this turned out to be a trap set up by the Time Lord, who forced the TARDIS to land in 1999 San Francisco, where he was gunned down by a gang of street punks. Though doctors tried to save him, this almost stopped his regeneration process and caused the next incarnation to suffer from amnesia.
The Eighth Doctor is the only incarnation who's life between regenerations is not fully explored in the TV series. Though he suffered from the amnesia in the first few days of being in his new body, his memory returned and began travelling again. The Doctor had many adventures and travelled with various companions, including Grace Holloway, an American doctor who he stayed with during his time in San Francisco. This incarnation also fought in the first years of the Time War, trying to keep planets caught in the cross fire of the Time Lords and Daleks out of danger. However, after failing to convince a lone pilot to escape from a crashing ship with him, the Doctor went down with her and was killed by the impact. Given control over his next incarnation, this Doctor chose a warrior, believing that it was what the Time War needed, a warrior instead of a doctor.
The War Doctor is the one incarnation the Doctor tried to cover up from everyone he knew, including from himself. It is believed that this one was responsible for the destruction of Gallifrey and the genocide of the Time Lords. It is also stated that this is the only incarnation to give up the name Doctor. However, in the 50th anniversary, it is revealed that the Moment (a weapon that he 'used' to destroy the planet) showed him two of his future incarnations and them men they would be if he went ahead with his plans. Changing his mind, the War Doctor teamed up with his eight previous and four of his future incantations in saving Gallifrey and destroying the Daleks. Since their timelines were all out of sync, the War Doctor forgot his actions of trying to save it rather than destroy it, also regenerating due to his old age.
The Ninth Doctor showed to be extremely damaged from the events of the Time War. However, after meeting Londoner Rose Tyler, he soon found his mental scars healing and decided to take her in as a companion. Though he was kind and caring, he would kill in vengeance unnecessary, for example, letting Cassandra O'Brian burst from heat combustion when he could help her. It was also during his time travelling in this incarnation that he learnt that the Daleks had survived the Time War. Eventually, when Rose absorbed the energy of the Time Vortex, he sacrificed himself by absorbing the energy from her and gave it back to the TARDIS. This servilely damaged his body, forcing another regeneration.
The Tenth Doctor seemed a bit more considerate than his last incarnation, as he would often give second chances rather than kill the defeated enemy. He also suffered more heart breaking than his last incarnation, most notably when he lost Rose in a parallel universe. It was in this he defended earth from a Cyberman and Dalek invasion, stopped the Master, who had also survived the Time War, from taking over the universe and teamed up with former companions to defeat the Daleks. This Doctor is also notable for regenerating twice. The first was after he was shot by a Dalek, but he kept his body by taking the energy needed to heal his wounds and put the rest in a hand, which he had lost in a sword fight with the Sycorax in his first adventure, which also create a clone of himself. The second was after he sacrificed his life for a friend, absorbing radiation and damaging his body, regenerating him into the Eleventh Doctor.
The Eleventh Doctor was a hyper and bowtie wearing lunatic (often calling himself a mad man in a blue box). This incarnation is notable for restarting the Universe, marrying River Song and accidently helping the Daleks create the New Paradigm Daleks. This Doctor also met the Tenth and War Doctors, teaming up with them to stop a Zygon invasion. He also helped convince the War Doctor to not use the Moment, but to use a calculation he had been working on to put Gallifrey into a pocket universe. Afterwards, he investigated a mysterious planet which his enemies had gathered around, only to discover it was the planet he would die on, Trenzalore, which was also had a crack in time which connected to the pocket universe Gallifrey and the Time Lords resided in. The Doctor then spent the next 300 years of his life fighting to protect the crack and the planet from the various enemies, including the Daleks, Cyberman, Weeping Angels, and Sontarans. Eventually, his body wore out, but the Time Lords, convinced by his Companion, Clara, gave him another set of regenerations, leading him to regenerate into the Twelfth Doctor.
List of Incarnations, Actors and Years ActiveEdit
- 1st - William Hartnell (1963 - 1966)
- 2nd - Patrick Troughton (1966 - 1969)
- 3rd - Jon Pertwee (1970 - 1974)
- 4th - Tom Baker (1974 - 1981)
- 5th - Peter Davison (1982 - 1984)
- 6th - Colin Baker (1984 - 1986)
- 7th - Sylvester McCoy (1987 - 1989, 1996)
- 8th - Paul McGann (1996, 2013)
- War - John Hurt (2013)
- 9th - Christopher Eccleston (2005)
- 10th - David Tennant (2005 - 2010)
- 11th - Matt Smith (2010 - 2013)
- 12th - Peter Capaldi (2014 - 2017)
- 13th - Jodie Whittaker (2018-Current)
- Movie - Peter Cushing (1965 - 1967)
In the ModEdit
Unlike the Daleks and many of his enemies and allies, the Doctor comes in the form of statues and regeneration. Using River Song's diary, the player can change into their desired Doctor, excluding the War Doctor and Peter Cushing's Doctor Who (from the 1960s movies "Doctor Who and the Daleks" and "The Dalek Invasion of Earth 2150"). Statues however place the desired Doctor into the mod. Every incarnation of the Time Lord, including Peter Cushing's Doctor Who and in 39 Update Pre-Releases, John Hurt's War Doctor, is available in this form and is ideal for museums for new comers to the series.