Tenth Doctor Main aliases: see list Species: Time Lord Affiliated with: UNIT, Children of Time Place of origin: Gallifrey Spouse: Elizabeth I Child: Jenny In-laws: Henry VIII First seen in: The Parting of the Ways Other appearances: see list Main actor: David Tennant Official trailer Incarnations of the Doctor 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • War • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 The Watcher • The Valeyard • Meta-Crisis • Dream Lord • The Curator Benefitting from the healing undergone by his immediate predecessor, the Tenth Doctor possessed an outgoing, lively and genial demeanour that hid his underlying guilt. For most of his incarnation, the Doctor 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. He was unique in that he was the only incarnation of the Doctor who chose to waste and abort one of his regenerations, leaving him with just one left, after being hit by a Dalek ray, channeling the energy into his spare hand without changing his appearance, something his successor would attribute to vanity issues the Tenth Doctor had developed from enjoying being in his current incarnation.
He travelled mainly with three companions: Rose Tyler, who had been with him earlier, 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, was completely oblivious to Martha s obvious affections toward him, and 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 very few exceptions and only when he found some justification. When 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, 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 had been killed during the war indicated just how keenly he actually felt those horrendous memories. He met his eventual end after he absorbed a huge quantity of nuclear radiation whilst saving the life of Donna Noble s grandfather, Wilfred Mott. Delaying the process to visit all of his companions, the Doctor finally regenerated in the TARDIS, causing a huge amount of damage due to delaying the regeneration for as long as he did and leaving his successor crashing straight for earth. This section s awfully stubby. Info from Human Nature needs to be added When Ace was sent into the Seventh Doctor s mind, she discovered a room with thirteen cubicles, seven of them empty, while the other six contained shadowy white figures, representing the Doctor s future incarnations.
( PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation) Travelling through the caves of the Death Zone to save Borusa from the Dark Tower, the War Doctor and Cinder found various cave paintings that depicted the Doctor throughout his life; the War Doctor noticed one of a lanky man in a blue suit , and recognised it as one of his future regenerations. ( PROSE: Engines of War) Post-regeneration Edit The newly regenerated Tenth Doctor. ( TV: The Parting of the Ways.) The Ninth Doctor absorbed the Time Vortex from his companion, Rose Tyler, to save her life when she became the Bad Wolf entity and transferred it back into the Heart of the TARDIS. The forces of the time vortex began to destroy every cell in his body, and he had to regenerate to save his life.
( TV: The Parting of the Ways) Before regenerating, the Doctor left the immortal Jack Harkness behind on Satellite 5, ( TV: The Parting of the Ways) because of his status as a living fixed point in time. ( TV: Utopia) The Doctor, post-regeneration, adjusting to his new body and persona. ( TV: Children in Need Special) After regenerating the new Doctor noted his new teeth, ( TV: The Parting of the Ways) and intended 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 word his predecessor had said to her, before he began to suffer adverse effects from his regeneration.
Experiencing manic hyperactivity, he accelerated the TARDIS speed. ( TV: Children in Need Special) The Doctor warns Rose that pilot fish mean that something is coming. ( TV: The Christmas Invasion) 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 Roboform Christmas tree, but the stress of waking up too soon made matters worse and he collapsed again. 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 Fadros Pallujikaa s blood control 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 duel for 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 angered 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 Edit The Doctor fights off Montodon Slemm. ( COMIC: Growing Terror) Resuming his travels with Rose, the Doctor answered a summoning from the Forest of Cheem and discovered the guests of Platform One were disappearing.
He stopped a cyborg called Montodon Slemm from harvesting the Forest, but they vanished. Intrigued, he and Rose set off to find out who was responsible. ( COMIC: Growing Terror) The Doctor runs on the planet Woldyhool in search of Cal MacNannovich. ( COMIC: Hyperstar Rising) Tracking down 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 Banjunx creature from killing the cast and crew. ( COMIC: Hyperstar Rising) Following another trail, the Doctor 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 information 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-lived 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) After Rose disappeared, the Doctor finally learned the truth: the vengeful brother of the Moxx of Balhoon, the Elth 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 help Elth through his grief. ( COMIC: Reunion of Fear) New adventures with Rose Edit This section s awfully stubby. Info from The Resurrection Casket needs to be added The Doctor lost his TARDIS on Serac to a Sontaran squad, led by Snathe. Trying to get his ship back, the Doctor allied with his old enemies on their mission to locate Thanatos the Worldbane, the greatest super-weapon 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, a kind-hearted Sontaran, convinced 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) The Doctor plays football with Mickey. ( COMIC: The Lodger) 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. After failing to impress Jackie, he moved in with Mickey, disrupting his date with a local girl.
Using Mickey s television, 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, ( COMIC: The Whispering Gallery) and unsuccessfully tried to save Elton Pope s mother from an Elemental Shade from the Howling Halls. ( TV: Love & Monsters) After collecting Rose from the Powell Estate, the Doctor was summoned to the New New York Hospital on New Earth by the Face of Boe. Inside the hospital, the Doctor discovered the Sisters of Plenitude were creating human clones and infecting them with every disease to develop cures for other patients. Discovering that his old foe, Cassandra O Brien, had possessed Rose, the Doctor cured all of the clones with the hospital lift s disinfectant, along with the treatments developed by the Sisters, with a reluctant Cassandra s help as she had set them free to rampage.
This created a new lifeform in the process, and the sisters were arrested by the NNYPD while the Doctor talked with the Face of Boe. The Doctor tells Cassandra to leave Rose s body. ( TV: New Earth) While the Doctor tried to make Cassandra leave Rose s body and accept death, she found a volunteer in her servant, Chip, for her to enter, but as he only had a half-life , Chip s body began failing. With Cassandra convinced it was her time, the Doctor took her back in time to die in the arms of her younger self.
( TV: New Earth) The Doctor encounters the Chalderans. ( COMIC: Under the Volcano) After being reduced to the size of flies, ( COMIC: Which Switch?) the Doctor and Rose stopped the Mirrorlings from escaping from their dimension, ( COMIC: Mirror Image) instigated Krakatoa s eruption to stop the Chalderans from stealing Earth s lava, ( COMIC: Under the Volcano) and travelled to a space-station orbiting Jupiter, where they stopped the Disinfectodroids from turning a peaceful 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 Robbie Williams Angels , 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. ( COMIC: The Glutonoid Menace) The Doctor prepares to defeat the Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform. ( TV: Tooth and Claw) The Doctor and Rose took an accidental trip to 1879 Scotland, where they and Sir Robert MacLeish protected Queen Victoria from an assassination attempt by the Brethren at Torchwood House. As a reward, the Doctor was knighted by the Queen, but he and Rose were also banished from the British Empire because their blasé attitude to danger unnerved the Queen.
( TV: Tooth and Claw) Visiting the British Museum with Mickey and Jackie, the Doctor and Rose discovered a statue of Rose was housed in the museum. Travelling to Rome in 120 to investigate, the Doctor found a sentient machine that could grant the wishes called GENIE and, in a series of paradoxical events, Rose and the Doctor were turned into statues and restored, with the Doctor jumping forward to the Renaissance era and taking 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 then atomised the Waterhive for drowning multiple Navy soldiers to serve as incubators for their larvae. ( 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 named 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 Cath Lloyd, who was actually a Cyrelleod from Happytimz Universal who accidentally gave Craig the power to create this world. With Craig s imaginary world gone, the Doctor forced him to confront his grief.
( COMIC: F.A.Q.) Separated from Rose after an intended trip to the Moon, the Doctor met archaeologist Frank Openshaw and stopped a lone Dalek s plan 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 rebuild the Dalek Empire. However, the Doctor gave it a self-destructive Time Ring, which he later used on the Dalek after its true intentions were revealed.
( PROSE: I Am a Dalek) Reunion with Sarah Jane Smith Edit The Doctor reunites with Sarah Jane. ( TV: School Reunion) Following a tip off from Mickey, the Doctor and Rose went undercover at Deffry Vale High School, where the Doctor was reunited with Sarah Jane Smith, who was also investigating the school. After repairing K9 Mark III and making amends with her, he learned that Krillitane oil was being used to boost the children s intelligence and that the Krillitanes were using the children s minds to solve the Skasis Paradigm. After confronting the Krillitanes at the school resulted in him and the others being pursued, K9 sacrificed himself to blow up the Krillitanes with their oil, destroying the empty school in the process.
The Doctor asked Sarah Jane to rejoin him on his travels, but she declined, but suggested that the Doctor allow Mickey to accompany him and Rose on their travels, as he was finally ready to see the universe. Before departed, the Doctor also built a new K9 as parting gift for Sarah Jane, giving it all the memories of the previous model. ( TV: School Reunion) Mickey tags along Edit With Mickey now aboard, The TARDIS landed on the a spaceship in the 51st century, where the Doctor and his companion found the crewmembers organs were used as parts by the repair droids.