Fifteenth Doctor

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Benefiting from the rehab his preceding incarnation had undertaken, the Fifteenth Doctor was freed from the emotional baggage and deteriorating mental state of his predecessors, and journeyed the universe with invigorated optimism following a fabled bi-generation that saw him help the Fourteenth Doctor defeat the Toymaker, though not without the threat of the Toymaker's legions "coming". Charismatic, suave and adventurous, this incarnation of the Doctor would eagerly anticipate this new chapter in his life, even while knowing of the threats ahead.

Soon after bi-generation, the Doctor became acquainted with Ruby Sunday, and together they defeated the Goblins that were abducting and eating children, before she joined him on his further adventures.

Biography

A day to come

When the Thirteenth Doctor encountered Time, Time restored the Doctor from being scattered across three bodies at once, declaring that she would be "reunified", but then questioned "how long" the Doctor would remain "unified." (TV: The Vanquishers [+]Loading...["The Vanquishers (TV story)"])

After they teamed up in a game against the Toymaker, the Fourteenth Doctor was told by his fifteenth incarnation that he would only find peace after settling down to heal from his traumas, quipping that they were "doing rehab out of order" by having the Fourteenth Doctor see how well adjusted his next incarnation was. The Fifteenth Doctor was also recognised by Donna Noble as being older than the fourteenth incarnation due to being from the future. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Post-bi-generation

Main article: Fourteenth Doctor's bi-generation
The Fifteenth Doctor is born in a bi-generation. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Atop the helipad attached to UNIT HQ in the City of London in late 2023, the Toymaker shot the Fourteenth Doctor with UNIT's Galvanic beam, due to his desire to play their next game with "the next Doctor", initiating a regeneration. However, as Donna Noble and Melanie Bush rushed to his side, the Doctor felt that he wasn't regenerating as he typically would and asked them to pull on his arms, causing the Fifteenth Doctor to split out of the Fourteenth Doctor in a bi-generation, a process previously believed to be a myth. Despite coming into being while the Fourteenth Doctor still existed, the Fifteenth Doctor was still older than his preceding incarnation, with Donna commenting it was "because [he] came after him", and the Fifteenth Doctor also had knowledge of events yet to come for the Fourteenth Doctor.

After the Fifteenth Doctor cracked his new neck, and flirted with Mel, the Toymaker interrupted him, wanting to continue forcing the Doctors to bi-generate, but the two Doctors instead challenged him to a game of catch, and the Toymaker relented to accept the challenge. The game was then played, with the Fifteenth Doctor ultimately playing the winning throw after the Toymaker failed to catch the ball. As his prize, the Fourteenth Doctor chose to banish the Toymaker from existence, but he warned the Doctors that his legions were still "coming". The Fifteenth Doctor and Donna consoled the Fourteenth Doctor over the deaths caused by the Toymaker, with the Fifteenth Doctor giving his predecessor a reassuring hug, before walking back into the UNIT HQ. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

The Doctor sets out to explore the universe. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

A fresh start

As he was given a tour of their TARDIS, the Fifteenth Doctor told the Fourteenth Doctor that he needed a break, with Donna agreeing that he was "running on fumes." As he convinced his fourteenth incarnation to settle down by listing their traumas, the Fourteenth Doctor confided that he couldn't leave the TARDIS behind while living on Earth, so the Fifteenth Doctor, realising he hadn't claimed his prize for winning the game, used the lingering powers of the Toymaker's domain to bring back a future TARDIS with a mallet. The Fifteenth Doctor entered the future TARDIS, with the Fourteenth Doctor and Donna following him in to say goodbye after he tried sneaking off. Giving them a fond farewell, the Fifteenth Doctor then left to travel the universe. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Deciding that the attire of his previous incarnation "wo[uld]n't do" anymore, the Doctor[nb 1] chose his new clothing in the TARDIS, selecting sturdy boots and a new hat. (POEM: Contents [+]Loading...{"page":"16","1":"Contents (poem)"}) The Doctor then thought on how a new chapter in his life was beginning, as he had friends to make and adventures to go on, with new threats and enemies to face with "no idea what [they'd] let themselves in for." (PROSE: "Heroes of Time" [+]Part of Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse, Loading...{"namedpart":"Heroes of Time","1":"Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse (reference book)"})

Meeting Ruby

The Doctor and Ruby on the Goblin ship. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

On 22 December 2023, the Doctor found himself watching a band perform a gig at a pub in London, but their performance was stopped when the keyboardist, Ruby Sunday, had her keyboard unplugged by a Goblin. The next day, the Doctor was enjoying himself at a nightclub when he bumped into Ruby again, and realised she was being victimised by the Goblins after saving her drink from being spilled, and later interfered in the Goblins' attempt to drop an inflatable snowman on her taxi ride, after which he told the responding policeman that his girlfriend was bound to accept his marriage proposal.

On Christmas Eve, the Doctor caught up to Ruby while she was trying to save Lulubelle from being taken to the Goblin ship, and joined her in rescuing Lulubelle from being fed to the Goblin King whilst participating in the Goblins' song and escaped back to the Sundays' home using his intelligent gloves, where he met Ruby's adopted grandmother, Cherry, and then her adopted mother, Carla. While listening to Carla gush over Ruby to cheer her up after being told that Davina McCall was unable the find her biological family, the Doctor opened up to them about being a foundling himself, (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) having felt emboldened by the Sundays' openness to be open himself, (PROSE: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...{"page":"110","chaptnum":"Fifteen","1":"The Church on Ruby Road (novelisation)"}) accidently invoking a set of a coincidences and allowing the Goblins to crack the timeline by stealing Ruby as a baby. The Doctor then went back in time to the day she was abandoned at the church on Ruby Road in 2004 to stop the Goblins from stealing her by using his intelligent gloves to force the Goblin ship into the church spire, killing the Goblin King and causing the ship to disappear, (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) as though the Goblins had been erased from existence or pulled back into another world. (PROSE: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...{"page":"137","chaptnum":"Eighteen","1":"The Church on Ruby Road (novelisation)"}) The Doctor then returned to 2023 to make sure Ruby had been restored and, after a brief side-track to save Davina from a falling Christmas tree, waited for Ruby to joined him in the TARDIS. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) He then updated his diary to include his first two adventures. (PROSE: First Day of the Doctor [+]Loading...{"page":"31","1":"First Day of the Doctor (short story)"})

Travelling with Ruby

The Care Force arrests the Doctor and Ruby. (COMIC: Mancopolis (part one) [+]Loading...{"part":"One","1":"Mancopolis (comic story)"})

Arriving atop the Jason Orange Plaza in Mancopolis 2424, the Doctor and Ruby dodged being run over by a tram, only to be arrested by the Care Force for being "tram raiders". A weather orb, noticing they weren't smiling, began raining on them. After stopping the orb, the mayor of the city, Mary Mulberry, communicated to them via the windows of a tower which also functioned as screens, believing them to be auditors sent by the Galactic Central Exchange; she ordered Zhi, one of the Care Force, to bring them to her, and, on the journey to the Mancopolis City Hall, she explained to them how Mayor Mulberry saved the city and its population after the 2399 Event.

Entering the Mayor's office, the Mayor vocalised her belief that they had been a deliberate distraction to enable the Exchange to sneak an assault ship into the city, which she promptly had destroyed. She offered a negotiation, but, after realising they weren't non-humans since they weren't going shift into another form, she threatened to dismember one of them. As they tried to escape through a lift, she had the duo teleported to a dark space filled with "massive people-eating silkworms". (COMIC: Mancopolis [+]Loading...["Mancopolis (comic story)"])

The Doctor in Wonder Central. (GAME: Wonder Chase [+]Loading...["Wonder Chase (video game)"])

The Doctor and Ruby travelled to Wonder Central, where they introduced themselves to an individual outside a shop and the portal to the Deep Space Zone. If the individual travelled to the zone, the Doctor and Ruby would be waiting, ready to help the individual search for stickers.

At this time, there were advertisements for Doctor Who in the Deep Space Zone, as well as in a castle, depicting the Doctor. (GAME: Wonder Chase [+]Loading...["Wonder Chase (video game)"])

Undated events

A photograph of the Fifteenth Doctor among Clive Finch's collection. (PROSE: Rose [+]Loading...{"ed":"2023 Illustrated Edition","1":"Rose (novelisation)"})

Solo adventures

The Fifteenth Doctor arrived outside the Time Bubble containing Nora Wicker's home on 16 December 2033. The Eleventh Doctor had secured his help after deciding to free Nora following the forty-six years she spent inadvertently trapped inside, each day looping over and over, as the Eleventh Doctor miscalculated the size of the bubble when he erected it to contain the seed of the World Tree that had landed in her garden on 19 August 1987.

After exiting his TARDIS, the Fifteenth Doctor waved to Nora and the Eleventh Doctor, then readied himself to use his sonic screwdriver at the same time as the Eleventh Doctor to produce a precise frequency to create a crack in the bubble. However, at the last possible moment, Nora confided to the Eleventh Doctor that she wanted to remain in the bubble to look after the tree, distracting the Eleventh Doctor and causing the sync to fail. The Fifteenth Doctor lowered his screwdriver and returned to the TARDIS, planning to return the next day, but ultimately did not to respect Nora's wishes. (AUDIO: The World Tree [+]Loading...["The World Tree (audio story)"])

Other realities

The Daft Dimension

In the Daft Dimension, the "new Doctor", as mentioned by one fan, was among the exciting new developments of Doctor Who. (COMIC: The Daft Dimension 579 [+]Loading...["The Daft Dimension (DWM 579 comic story)","''The Daft Dimension'' 579"]) This Doctor and his companion were on the front cover of an issue of Doctor Who Magazine. (COMIC: The Daft Dimension 600 [+]Loading...["The Daft Dimension (DWM 600 comic story)","''The Daft Dimension'' 600"])

Psychological profile

Personality

Enjoying the feel of being himself, the Fifteenth Doctor was charismatic and flirtatious, (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) wearing his emotions openly and unafraid to react with visceral distraught in the face of tragedy. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) He sought to comfort those he knew were in distress, even offering himself as a shoulder to cry on for his fourteenth incarnation. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) However, in a moment of self-reflection, he hesitated to invite Ruby Sunday aboard the TARDIS, thinking he was "the bad luck". (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

He displayed an optimistic and adventurous outlook towards the future, (PROSE: "Heroes of Time" [+]Part of Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse, Loading...{"namedpart":"Heroes of Time","1":"Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse (reference book)"}) having been freed from the emotional baggage of his past, following the Fourteenth Doctor's rehab on Earth, allowing him to be accepting of his losses, while fondly remembering his past loved ones. He was overjoyed meeting his predecessor and had an excellent relationship with him. He was sympathetic about the Fourteenth Doctor's struggles and urged him to retire. Before the Doctors departed, they hugged each other and saluted at one another with affection.

The Fifteenth Doctor did not seem to suffer from embarrassment, striding confidently around without trousers after bi-generating, (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and ecstatically dancing to his own rhythm in a nightclub.

He liked to learn new things.

He had a macabre sense of humour when infiltrating the Goblin ship despite the open risk of the Goblins eating him. He was likewise so enthralled by the sight of the Goblin band he overlooked that Lulubelle was about to be eaten by the Goblin King.

The Fifteenth Doctor took pride in his status as a time traveller, taking offence when Ruby called the Goblin's time travellers. He corrected her that their time-surfing capabilities were a mere "bimble" in comparison to "cool" time travellers like himself. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

While his immediate predecessors would dwell on lives lost in a crisis, the Fifteenth Doctor knew he "[couldn't] save everyone" and instead chose to move on. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He also chose not to dwell on his tragedies, lightly telling Ruby Sunday he has no family left, and then quickly resuming the task at hand. However, he reflected sombrely on the abandonment and adoption of the Timeless Child when seeing Carla Sunday shower Ruby with affection. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

He could get caught up in his excitement to the point that he risked sabotaging his own efforts, (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and also fail to notice when he was in danger until it was in front of him. (COMIC: Mancopolis [+]Loading...["Mancopolis (comic story)"])

While he moved to protect bystanders from harm, he was not above criticising their choices or begrudging the circumstances he found himself in.

Even though he was dismissive of the policeman that questioned him regarding an accident with an inflatable snowman, the Doctor stopped during his exit to reassure the man that his girlfriend would accept his marriage proposal, because his decision to buy an engagement ring before the sales was proof of character, and happily wished him a "Merry Christmas" before he left.

He agreed with his predecessor that being separated from his TARDIS would "hurt", and also apologised to his ship after he struck it with a mallet to divide it.

He thought that children were "the most precious gift[s] of all", and made it his mission to protect them, breaking down in tears if he realised that a child had come to harm. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Habits and quirks

The Fifteenth Doctor spoke with a unique Scottish-Rwandan accent, which meant that, unlike his predecessors, his accent did not originate solely from the British Isles. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

The Fifteenth Doctor used "Hell" as an intensive and noteworthy expletive. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"], The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) He also littered his vocabulary with flamboyant expressions, such as referring to people as "love", "honey" (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and "babes." (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

He had a tendency to vocalise his actions, such as saying, "jump", when he leapt into a hug with his fourteenth incarnation (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and when he leapt onto the rope ladder of the Goblin ship. He also whispered, "curtsey", to himself as he bowed to the Goblin King. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

He would quip, "If you don't mind", when he wanted to be left alone to continue his activities. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"], The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Skills

The Fifteenth Doctor had the athleticism to leap over chimneys while running over rooftops at the same pace as the Goblin ship while conversing with Ruby, (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) and also had the reflexes to help the Fourteenth Doctor best the Toymaker in a game of catch, even making the winning throw. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He was quick enough to go from a dance floor to standing next to Ruby without her noticing, and catch a falling drink as he did so.

He also possessed the technical knowledge to create the Intelligent gloves.

He was a convincing performer, able to sing and dance to distract the goblins.

The Doctor could also learn "the language of rope" to deduce how to manoeuvre through the goblin's ship.

The Fifteenth Doctor displayed sharp deductive and reasoning skills, being able to interpret a reading from his sonic screwdriver which detected a 2 carat diamond ring in the pocket of a policeman and deduce that he intended to propose to his girlfriend. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Appearance

The Doctor smiles at Mrs. Flood. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

The Fifteenth Doctor had dark skin, (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) with a "nice" new face which fitted well into place, his hair being short and his nose being "just right". His legs were firm and his eyes were bright (POEM: Contents [+]Loading...{"page":"16","1":"Contents (poem)"}) and brown in colour. A thin black moustache rested on top his upper lip, and he had a faint scar around his right eye. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Melanie Bush described the Fifteenth Doctor as looking "beautiful", (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and Cherry Sunday likewise found him attractive. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Clothing

Main attires

The Fifteenth Doctor primarily wore a burnt orange double-breasted leather trenchcoat, complete with pockets and belted cuffs, but he also owned a black leather jacket. However, he would sometimes dispense with leather and instead don a plaid print coat with pleated checked jacquard trousers and an orange jumper.

Under his trenchcoat, the Doctor wore a series of zip-up polo-cardigans, with styles including one striped with shades of blue and orange vertically, a green one with horizontal stipes, (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"]) and a yellow one with a simple orange stripe going down the middle. (COMIC: Mancopolis [+]Loading...["Mancopolis (comic story)"])

He also wore blue trousers, with long black socks under a pair of colourful trainers on his feet.

He consistently wore five rings, with two on his left hand's thumb and index finger and three on his right hand's thumb and index and middle fingers, as well as two silver necklaces. He frequented had nail tattoos on his fingers. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Other outfits

Upon emerging from the bi-generation, the Fifteenth Doctor retained the Fourteenth Doctor's dress shirt, tie, pants, socks and shoes. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) However, believing them to be "off-the-peg", he soon chose an outfit of his own after pondered on wearing a frilly shirt and a scarf. He settled on wearing sturdy boots, that he believed would be handy on the Moon, and a "nice" new hat (POEM: Contents [+]Loading...{"page":"16","1":"Contents (poem)"}) in the form of a bolero. (PROSE: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...{"page":"15","chaptnum":"Three","1":"The Church on Ruby Road (novelisation)"})

While out at a nightclub, the Doctor wore his black leather jacket over an orange tank top and also wore a blue tartan kilt, knee-high green socks and Grenson Fred boots. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Behind the scenes

The Fourteenth Doctor?

The BBC announcement revealing Ncuti Gatwa's casting as the Doctor was worded ambiguously, with Gatwa's Doctor only described as "the new Doctor", without explicitly stating him to be the Fourteenth Doctor, or even the successor to Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor.[1][2] Nevertheless, numerous news outlets presumed that Gatwa's incarnation would be the Fourteenth Doctor and incorrectly reported as such.[3][4][5][6]

However, Whittaker's final episode, The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"], depicted the Thirteenth Doctor regenerating into a new incarnation once again portrayed by Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant. After Power of the Doctor's broadcast, Russell T Davies confirmed that Tennant's new incarnation was the Fourteenth Doctor, and that Gatwa's would follow as the Fifteenth.[7]

Strangely, Gatwa was again incorrectly identified as the Fourteenth Doctor by the Channel 5 documentary Doctor Who: 60 Years of Secrets and Scandals which aired on 25 November 2023, shortly following the premiere of The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"], the first full episode of Tennant's run as the Fourteenth Doctor.

The first black Doctor?

With the casting of Rwandan-Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa, the Fifteenth Doctor became the first "main" ordinal incarnation of the Doctor in the programme's history to be played by a black man.[3][8] However, other black Doctors have previously appeared in the Doctor Who universe;

A queer incarnation?

Gatwa has the distinction of being the first openly queer actor to portray a mainline ordinal incarnation of the Doctor,[9] though queer actor Mark Gatiss previously portrayed a non-ordinal Doctor in the parody skit The Web of Caves, while queer actor Geoffrey Bayldon portrayed an alternate universe Doctor in the Doctor Who Unbound audio series.

Though it remains to be seen if the Fifteenth Doctor himself is queer, co-star Neil Patrick Harris has described Gatwa as "the first gay Doctor".[10] The question of which incarnation constitutes the "first gay Doctor" is a matter of debate; the friendship between the Thirteenth Doctor and Yasmin Khan became romantically tinged towards the end of the Chris Chibnall era, though the pair never explicitly expressed their attraction to one another, while the Eighth Doctor was implied to be non-heterosexual in the Eighth Doctor Adventures series of novels, as was the Fourteenth Doctor just one episode prior to Gatwa's debut, who was surprised to discover that he found Isaac Newton "hot". Furthermore, many stories released in the 1990s and beyond reiterate that the Time Lords' concept of gender differs to that of humanity.

Appearances prior to his first full television story

The Fifteenth Doctor's first on-screen appearance.

Continuing the trend set by the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Doctors, the Fifteenth Doctor appeared multiple times in expanded media before his television debut.

  • Interestingly, the Fifteenth Doctor's first appearance can be interpreted to have occurred technically before the Thirteenth Doctor's television debut in The Woman Who Fell to Earth [+]Loading...["The Woman Who Fell to Earth (TV story)"]; in the 2017 poem Contents [+]Loading...["Contents (poem)"], an ambiguous future Doctor with short hair appeared, who rummaged through a chest looking for a new costume, settling on a hat and boots. As revealed on the Official Doctor Who Twitter account, the Fifteenth Doctor does indeed have very short hair, wears a bolero,[11] and boots.[12]
  • Also of note, whilst not strictly a story in itself, was the Fifteenth Doctor's brief appearance, partially dressed in the Fourteenth Doctor's attire and asking "someone [to] tell [him] what the hell [was] going on here", in the televised preview for the 2023 specials immediately following the broadcast of The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"], which had ended with the Thirteenth Doctor's surprise regeneration into the Fourteenth Doctor. (The broadcast of The Giggle over a year later would reveal the context of this appearance as following the Fourteenth Doctor's bi-generation which took place at UNIT HQ, City of London, the appearance of which had been removed for the initial preview.)
  • A definitely intentioned implicit appearance of the Fifteenth Doctor occurred in the audio drama The World Tree [+]Loading...["The World Tree (audio story)"]. Whilst the text of the story was ambiguous as to which future Doctor appeared in it, Nick Slawicz, the story's author, confirmed that the intention was indeed that it was the Fifteenth Doctor who was the Doctor present in the conclusion of that story. Slawicz further explained that he didn't intend to make the future Doctor ambiguous, but needed to be vague on details as no costumes had been revealed for the Fifteenth Doctor at the time of the final draft of the story.[13]
  • The pink-painted TARDIS that appeared as part of a cross-promotion exhibit [+]Loading...{"noital":"1","1":"Come on TARDIS, let's go party (illustration)","2":"a cross-promotion exhibit"} with the 2023 film Barbie could be argued to be that of the Fifteenth Doctor, owing to the fact that Ncuti Gatwa also played a Ken in the film; Russell T Davies claimed the exhibit depicted genuine in-universe events.[14]
  • The first explicit appearance of the Fifteenth Doctor was in the short story First Day of the Doctor [+]Loading...["First Day of the Doctor (short story)"], which depicted an obscured diary entry written by the Doctor shortly after his first adventure with Ruby Sunday.
  • The Fifteenth Doctor's entry in the encyclopaedia Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse [+]Loading...["Whotopia: The Ultimate Guide to the Whoniverse (reference book)"] was styled as an inner monologue of the Doctor, wherein he reflected on the new friends and foes in his life.
  • Although not an appearance of the Fifteenth Doctor per se, Ncuti Gatwa appeared in-costume as the Doctor in a version of An Adventure in Space and Time [+]Loading...["An Adventure in Space and Time (TV story)"] broadcast on BBC Four on 23 November 2023 as part of William Hartnell's (David Bradley) premonition of the future of Doctor Who, replacing Matt Smith's role from the original version broadcast in 2013.
  • In the illustrated edition of the novelisation [+]Loading...{"noital":"1","ed":"2023 Illustrated Edition","1":"Rose (novelisation)","2":"the novelisation"} of Rose [+]Loading...["Rose (TV story)"] released on 23 November 2023, photographs of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Doctors were added to Clive Finch's collection of photographs of the Doctor.

Costume

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  • Ncuti Gatwa had a role in the costume chosen for the Fifteenth Doctor.[15]
  • The Fifteenth Doctor's main outfit in The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"] has an overall retro appearance: his cardigan is Madcap England's "Capitol 60s Mod Stripe Zip Polo"[16] and his trainers are Grenson's "Sneaker 51".[17]

Merchandise

Other matters

The Whoniverse ident.

Footnotes

Notes

  1. This poem features an ambiguous future Doctor who was later shown to be the Fifteenth, as their physical appearances match. Please see the behind the scenes section for more details.

References

  1. Ncuti Gatwa is the Doctor on doctorwho.tv via the Wayback Machine
  2. The future is here! Ncuti Gatwa is the Doctor. @bbc on twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Doctor Who: Ncuti Gatwa to replace Jodie Whittaker, BBC announces on theguardian.com via the Wayback Machine
  4. Ncuti Gatwa: who is new Doctor Who from Scotland on glasgowworld.com
  5. Ncuti Gatwa's Edinburgh links as former high school praises new Doctor Who role on edinburghlive.co.uk
  6. Doctor... WHO? From homeless actor to the Fourteenth Time Lord, learn all about Ncuti Gatwa... on uk.style.yahoo.com
  7. David Tennant is the Doctor! on doctorwho.tv via the Wayback Machine
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sir Lenny Henry praises Russell T Davies for casting Ncuti Gatwa in Doctor Who on theindependent.co.uk via the Wayback Machine
  9. ELLE Style Awards: Ncuti Gatwa Is The Modern Pioneer on elle.com
  10. Neil Patrick Harris on His First On-Camera Gay Sex Scene in ‘Uncoupled,’ Fake Penises and Joining ‘Doctor Who’ on variety.com
  11. The Doctor 🤝 A nice big hat @bbcdoctorwho on twitter.com
  12. Introducing the Doctor and Ruby Sunday, played by Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson ❤️❤️➕🟦 @bbcdoctorwho on twitter.com via the Wayback Machine
  13. @ellingtonelms on twitter.com
  14. @russelltdavies63 on Instagram
  15. Ncuti Gatwa reveals he has a say in his "exciting" Doctor Who outfit on radiotimes.com via the Wayback Machine
  16. Capitol 60s Mod Stripe Zip Polo on madcapengland.com
  17. Men's Sneaker 51 on grenson.com
  18. The largest collection of original and digital Doctor Who art ever shown in one location. on westonmuseum.org