Fourteenth Doctor

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Sentimental and compassionate, but with a cynical and self-reflective edge, the Fourteenth Doctor embraced the second chance he had in regenerating back into the body of his tenth incarnation, as he sought to respond to all the calls of adventure. This incarnation of the Doctor raced from one adventure to the next as he fought against the idea that he was "running on fumes" and emotionally exhausted, going a full fifteen hours without stopping to rest, too distracted by the mystery as to why he had regenerated back into a familiar body.

After a battle against psychoplasm Dalek constructs in the Dalek Dome and a crash landing on Skaro during the genesis of the Daleks, the Doctor found himself reunited with his old companion Donna Noble, whose memories of the Doctor had been erased by the Tenth Doctor at the end of their travels together in order to save her life. On the same night the Meep tried to initiate the destruction of London, and only the release of the DoctorDonna, the product of a biological metacrisis which had given Donna the consciousness of a Time Lord, from Donna's subconscious mind managed to save the day. Despite her memories returning, however, Donna's mind did not burn. It was instead revealed that her daughter, Rose, had inherited the metacrisis, with its energy being shared between mother and daughter. The Doctor warned that this would only slow the damage, but Rose and Donna were able to release the metacrisis and its energy from their bodies.

Agreeing to travel with Donna one last time to visit her grandfather and the Doctor's old friend, Wilfred Mott, the pair got sidetracked after Donna accidentally spilled coffee on the TARDIS control console, leading to a conflict with the not-things at the edge of the universe. There, the Doctor was forced to confront his emotional exhaustion, but chose to continue ignoring his pain, especially regarding the Flux. However, upon arriving back in London and finding its people driven mad by his old enemy, the Toymaker, the Doctor's trauma was brought back to the forefront. The Toymaker ended up shooting the Doctor with a galvanic beam which triggered a bi-generation that split the Doctor in two: his next incarnation, the Fifteenth Doctor, was created as a result, but both incarnations existed simultaneously. Together, the Doctors teamed up to banish the Toymaker. Later, having been spurred on by both Donna and the Fifteenth Doctor, the Fourteenth Doctor decided to settle down on Earth with the Noble family to do "rehab out of order" and allow himself time to heal and ensure his next incarnation would have a more carefree attitude.

Biography

A day to come

When the Eleventh Doctor met the Curator in the Under Gallery and quipped how he "never forget[s] a face", the Curator cryptically replied that he "might find [him]self revisiting a few" in the "years to come", though only "old favourites". (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Day of the Doctor (TV story)"])

At the conclusion of the final Flux event, after the embodiment of Time disintegrated the Ravagers Swarm and Azure, the Thirteenth Doctor was warned that her "time [was] heading to its end". (TV: The Vanquishers [+]Loading...["The Vanquishers (TV story)"]) The Thirteenth Doctor later compiled a book about all of her lives to aid her next incarnation if they "[felt] weird" after regeneration. (PROSE: A Short History of Everyone [+]Loading...["A Short History of Everyone (novel)"])

Post-regeneration

The Doctor's shock about having a body he'd been in before. (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"])

After the Thirteenth Doctor freed a Qurunx so it could destroy the cyber-conversion planet, the Spy Master spitefully used his Tissue Compression Eliminator to redirect the Qurunx's destructive blast at the Doctor, fatally wounding her. Staving off the regeneration long enough to have a final conversation with Yaz Khan, the Doctor travelled alone to a cliff overlooking the sea, where she could enjoy the sunrise before she regenerated. Making peace with herself, the Doctor began to regenerate, with her outfit morphing into a completely different set of clothes with her, (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"]) as she subconsciously allowed the lingering stress from her recent adventures to effect the regeneration. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) After the regeneration completed, the Fourteenth Doctor ran his tongue over his teeth (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor [+]Loading...{"page":"6","1":"A Letter from the Doctor (DWAN 2024 short story)"}) and discovered something wasn't right about his new body: he actually recognised the feeling of his new teeth. Alarmed by this, the Doctor began to examine himself and discovered he recognised his new body's hands, and that his predecessor's clothes had completely changed after the regeneration, as soon as he felt his face the Doctor immediately figured out why his new body was so familiar, and found himself taken aback by the fact that he had regenerated into a body remarkably identical to his tenth incarnation, (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"]) thinking how he should be "somebody new" instead of "somebody [he'd] been before", and also thought that his clothes changing too was "weird". (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)"}) Shocked and confused by this revelation, the Doctor could only react to all this by uttering a word most commonly used by the incarnation he now looked like once again: "What? What?? WHAT??" (TV: The Power of the Doctor)

After returning to the TARDIS, (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) the Doctor wrote a letter to the readers of an annual as he continued to question why he had regenerated back into an old body. While he acknowledged that he had new braincells, he wrote that he had regained his old teeth, hands, "fantastic" hair, "slightly quizzical left eyebrow" and "brilliant" grin, concluding that it was nice to have this face back, but that he was still unsure as to why. As he wrote down how his clothes had also changed for the first time since the First Doctor's renewal, he got distracted by something "making a right old racket" on the opposite side of the TARDIS control console. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor [+]Loading...{"page":"6","1":"A Letter from the Doctor (DWAN 2024 short story)"})

The first adventure

The Daleks fire upon the Doctor. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

Seeing that the noise was a distress signal, the Doctor followed it to what seemed to be Wembley Stadium during the 1966 World Cup Final, where he found what he thought were time tourists watching the historical football tournament, using psychic shields to cover the fact they were a family of purple aliens. However, when a Dalek flying saucer appeared in the sky and started deploying a force of Bronze Daleks to start an invasion, the Doctor focused his efforts on getting the Supreme Dalek's attention so that the Daleks would abandon their attack in an attempt to exterminate him instead. Fleeing back to the TARDIS, the Doctor was handed the World Cup's Jules Rimet Trophy by Georgy Gold, who had mistaken him for the police. Not having enough time for explanations, the Doctor bundled Georgy into the safety of the TARDIS, only for a Dalek saucer to seize it before he could follow her in, leaving him surrounded by the Daleks as the Supreme Dalek ordered them to exterminate him, only for their blasts to have no effect, surprising both them and the Doctor. With both wanting answers, the Doctor let himself be taken aboard the Dalek saucer, where he bargained for the invasion to be stopped in return for providing an explanation to the Supreme Dalek after scanning himself with the sonic screwdriver, which the Supreme Dalek agreed to. After scanning the Daleks, the Doctor realised that they were simulacra of real Daleks and and that he was in a simulation, though the Supreme Dalek refused to believe him and destroyed the Earth to prove they were real. However, Claire and Claudine then materialised on the bridge, captured the Doctor and teleported him away, as the Daleks watched in confusion, to the Dalek Dome, where the Doctor met Georgette Gold and learnt he had been in an attraction at a theme park based on Dalek history.

The Doctor sees his sonic screwdriver destroyed. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

As Georgette showed him the attractions, the Doctor continuously voiced his displeasure at how the "suffering of countless billions" was being made a "fun day out for the family". When Georgette revealed she had lured him in with the distress signal, the Doctor attempted to return to his TARDIS until Georgette told him he couldn't return to the 66-scape until the psychoplasm had been vented, so he followed her to a control room and discovered Kaled mutants sleeping in tanks, with the one designated Specimen Six Sigma waking up, which the Doctor realised was due to his questioning of the Daleks' existence in the 1966 simulation, prompting Georgette to shut it down, depositing the TARDIS in the lobby. The Doctor rushed to the TARDIS, where they discovered Georgy, who was Georgette's simulacra in the 66-space, had been forced to let the Supreme Dalek into the ship in order for it to survive the shutdown and escape into reality. The Doctor tried to convince the Supreme Dalek the Daleks were still fakes by scanning them with his sonic screwdriver, only for the the Supreme Dalek to have one if its guards destroy it, with the gathering crowd convinced they were watching a live show and asking to be exterminated, ignoring the Doctor's warnings. However, it soon became apparent that the Daleks were becoming anatomically unstable and would soon dissolve once the residue from the artron energy in the TARDIS dissipated, along with Georgy. Unable to stop a tearful Georgy from running off due to needing to focus on the Daleks, the Doctor kept them distracted until they melted away, but was then forced to leave the Dalek Dome by the staff when he continued to advocate its closing.

As he planned to skip ahead in time, the Doctor was drawn into the Dalek Dome's Golden City Zone by Georgy, who had allied herself with the Golden Dalek Emperor in order to find a way for the simulacra to become real, and could only watch as a Dalek interrogator used a hypno-pulse in conjunction with Georgy's connection to her to hypnotise Georgette into transmitting the hypno-pulse into the Dalek Dome and allow the Golden Emperor to gain control as it began constructing a quantum-powered reality gate to enable it's escape from the simulation. However, the Doctor managed to trick the Golden Emperor into revealing its plan of conquest to Georgy, and she severed the hypnotic link to the Dome, though she was swiftly killed. As the Golden Emperor explained it would harvest the psychoplasm of the other Dalek Zones, the Doctor was rescued by Georgette, Claire and Claudine, and they escaped to a zone governed by the Dalek Emperor of the Dalek City, who the Doctor convinced to ally with him and a Dalek Alliance in order to stop the Golden Emperor, though the Alliance's attempt to destroy the Golden Emperor only incited chaos. Taking control of the situation, the Doctor teleported himself into the Golden Emperor's control centre and arranged the destruction of the quantum-powered reality gate, causing the psychoscape to collapse as he escaped in his TARDIS, which also destroyed the Daleks attacking the Earth. As Georgette lamented the destruction the Daleks had caused while free in reality, the Doctor left it up to her what to do with Dalek Dome as he made his leave. However, he found that the Jules Rimet Trophy that Georgy had left on the TARDIS control console had also melted, and he pondered if the fast return switch had been compromised. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

The Doctor sees the first Dalek. (TV: Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...{"timestamp":"03:23","1":"Destination: Skaro (TV story)"})

After the TARDIS crash-landed on Skaro (TV: Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...["Destination: Skaro (TV story)"]) due to the compromised fast return switch, (COMIC: "The Nightmare Ends" [+]Part of Liberation of the Daleks, Loading...{"namedpart":"The Nightmare Ends","1":"Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"}) the Doctor emerged to greet Castavillian and ponder aloud why he had regenerated back into an "old face", only to discover that the TARDIS had collided with a Dalek in a Mark III Travel Machine casing and torn its multi-dextrous claw clean off, as he thought aloud about his fortunate at not being exterminated during the "genesis of the Daleks". Once he realised that Castavillian had been recording down his musings, and that he was creating a bootstrap paradox that could put ruptures in "the timelines and canon", the Doctor went to leave, but stopped to replace the multi-dextrous claw with a plunger before he left. (TV: Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...["Destination: Skaro (TV story)"])

Enjoying a second chance

The Doctor in combat with the Queen of the Sycorax. (COMIC: Into Control [+]Loading...{"page":"52","1":"Into Control (comic story)"})

After he obtained a new sonic screwdriver, (WC: The Fourteenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver [+]Loading...["The Fourteenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver (webcast)"]) the Doctor's TARDIS brought him to a Sycorax spaceship piloted by the Queen of the Sycorax during Christmas, (COMIC: Into Control [+]Loading...{"page":"48-53","1":"Into Control (comic story)"}) however he was unaware that he was in anything other than a cave. (PROSE: Under Control [+]Loading...{"page":"10-15","1":"Under Control (short story)"}) Being compelled to explore due to remnants of a prior incarnation's blood being used in blood control, (COMIC: Into Control [+]Loading...{"page":"53","1":"Into Control (comic story)"}) the Doctor encountered captive members of various species who had been tricked into they were in danger: he found a Strombok wedged in a fissure, attempting to use his screwdriver to dislodge a large rock to prevent the fissure walls from closing in, before the Strombok climbed out another took his place.

The Doctor found Vega Raptons terrified of a harmless pig, which he freed and named Alfredo; he found a group of humans taken from Earth at Christmas, fearing a platform of stalactites would descend upon them; and the Doctor and Alfredo freed a group of Sarnsquids from a bile-pit. After being freed, they explained their torture was being used to power psychic turbines to fly the craft. The Doctor went to help one of the other groups being tortured, but entered an arena, (PROSE: Under Control [+]Loading...{"page":"10-15","1":"Under Control (short story)"}) finding himself face to face with the Queen of the Sycorax, who planned to use blood control and the blood taken from the blade that cut off the Tenth Doctor's hand to force the Doctor to take the place of the Sarnsquids that were moving her ship. However, because he had different blood from his tenth incarnation, the Doctor was able to resist the blood control and duelled the Queen until Alfredo knocked her into the ship's bile-pit, with the Sycorax Queen teleporting away to escape the vengeful Sarnsquids. As the Sarnsquids took control of the ship, the Doctor urged all the lifeforms aboard to use it to get home as he left with Alfredo, saying that they should make the most of "second chances". (COMIC: Into Control [+]Loading...{"page":"48-55","1":"Into Control (comic story)"})

The Doctor on Planet Bedtime Stories. (TV: Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story [+]Loading...["Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story (TV story)"])

Upon arriving on Planet Bedtime Stories, the Doctor told The Way Back Home, a story written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, about a boy who befriended a Martian after they got stranded on the Moon. After concluding the story, he began to tell a story about himself before realising he didn't have enough time to tell it. (TV: Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story [+]Loading...["Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story (TV story)"])

Reunited with Donna

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The Doctor investigates a spaceship. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

When the TARDIS landed Camden Market (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) during November 2023, (PROSE: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (novelisation)"]) the Doctor found himself running into Donna Noble while she was out shopping with her daughter, Rose, just as a spaceship landed at the Millson Wagner Steelworks, with the Doctor going to investigate after being getting a ride from Donna's husband, Shaun Temple, in his taxi, and using the trip to get an update on Donna's life since he last saw her. Arriving at the steelworks shortly after UNIT established a perimeter, the Doctor snuck in to scan the spaceship with his sonic screwdriver, learning that the Dagger Drive had been damaged in an attack just as UNIT's scientific advisor, Shirley Bingham, approached him to share resources, though the Doctor instead talked to her of his worries about Donna remembering his face and being killed by the Human-Time Lord Meta-Crisis in her head. Once UNIT located the spaceships escape pod, the Doctor went with them (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) just outside 23 Bachelor Road, (PROSE: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (novelisation)"]) where the Doctor, after a quick reunion with Sylvia Noble, found that Rose was housing the Meep. With Shaun's return home calming things down, the Doctor listened as the Meep explained they were hiding from the Wrarth Warriors, saying that they were hunting the Meep for their fur, just as UNIT soldiers hypnotised by Solar Psychedelia arrived looking for the Meep and the Wrarth Warriors also began an attack, resulting in a street fight that forced the Doctor, the Meep and the Nobler family to flee in Shaun's taxi, though not before the Doctor realised that the Wrarth Warriors were fighting with stun guns, as opposed to the Soldiers of the Psychedelic Sun using live ammunition.

The Doctor seeks answers. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

Driving to a secluded car park, the Doctor donned a barrister's wig and intercepted the Wrarth Warriors' teleportation to summon Sergeant Zogroth and Constable Zreeg to put the Meep's statements on trial, with the Wrarth Warriors revealing that they were working for the Galactic Council to capture the Meep for war crimes, with the Meep opting to drop their innocent façade and kill Zogroth and Zreeg as the Soldiers of the Psychedelic Sun arrived, though the Doctor bargained for his and the Noble family's safety by pointing out that he could be in league with the Wrarth Warriors and was more useful as a hostage. As he and the Noble family were brought to the steelworks, the Meep revealed that they planned to destroy London as fuel for their ship's Dagger Drive, just as Shirley arrived to rescue them from the hypnotised soldiers. While telling the Noble family to flee, the Doctor made his way into the Meep's ship to deactivate the Dagger Drive, only for Donna to follow him in to help. When the Meep's take-off separated him from half the controls and Donna, the Doctor found himself forced to reactive the DoctorDonna to stop the destruction of London, with the pair working in tangent to stop the Meep's ship taking off, and undue the damage done to London.

The Doctor enjoys the happy ending. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

While it looked like Donna was about to die from her brain overloading, it quickly transpired that the Human-Time Lord Meta-Crisis had been partially passed down to Rose, allowing Donna to survive as Rose deactivated the psychedelic sun emitters and freed the UNIT soldiers. As the Meep was taken away by the Wrarth Warriors, while promising to tell "the Boss" about the Doctor, Donna and Rose explained that letting go was the only way to safety disperse the Meta-Crisis from them. As the sun rose on a new day, the Doctor brought the Noble family to his TARDIS, and he and Donna convinced Sylvia to let them take a trip to see Wilfred Mott in his sheltered accommodation. Upon finding that the TARDIS control room has redesigned itself with a coffee machine on the TARDIS control console, the Doctor gave Donna a cup of coffee as they talked about the Doctor's returning face and need to keep travelling, until Donna accidently spilled her coffee on the control console and sent the TARDIS spinning out of control through time and space. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

At the edge of the universe

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The Doctor and Donna talk with Isaac Newton. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

Hurtling out of control, the Doctor and Donna found themselves in 1666, where they interrupted Isaac Newton as he discovered gravity, and their joke on the "gravity of [their] situation" before they were yanked away caused him to mishear them and dub his new discovery "mavity". (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) They then intercepted the Red Baron in 1917, where a member of the Brigade of Gübernators hitched onto the TARDIS roof and remained in place as the TARDIS landed in front of Neanderthals in 200,000 BC. After he and Donna accidentally saved Harold Godwinson's life at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the Doctor eventually disposed of the Gübernator, self-destructing it high above London in in the 1970s, as he realised he and Donna would have evacuate the TARDIS at their next stop. (COMIC: Untitled [+]Loading...["Untitled (DWM 598 comic story)"])

The Doctor ponders the not-things. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

As the TARDIS interior erupted into an inferno, the Doctor and Donna managed to escape to an empty spaceship at the edge of the universe, leaving the TARDIS to regenerate itself with aid of the sonic screwdriver until the reactivation of the Hostile Action Displacement System caused the TARDIS to flee without them. As they looked for the "hostile action" to "kick its arse" and get the TARDIS to return for them, the Doctor and Donna found a slow moving robot marching down the hallway, two not-things from beyond the edge had infiltrated the spaceship and that the captain had walked out the air-lock three years prior, all while an unknown language was saying words over the intercom periodically. After he got separated from Donna, the Doctor was tricked into opening up to a not-thing impersonating her about his guilt over the devastation of the Flux and his uncertainty of his identity after learning about the Timeless Child, causing him to briefly lose his composure until he found Donna again, and kept the not-things at bay with a line of salt, tricking them into thinking they had to count every grain to pass until they realised he was lying.

The Doctor reunites with Wilfred Mott. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

As they retreated to the cockpit, the Doctor pieced together that the not-things could not understand the concept of slow, and that the captain had initiated the robot to activate the ship's self-destruct at a slow pace, with the words over the intercom being the countdown, and then killed themselves to stop the not-things from realising their plan, only for the not-things to realise the plan as the Doctor did, so he accelerated the countdown and then gave chase to stop them interrupting the robot, only to realise that the not-things resilience would not stop the self-destruct, meaning the hostile actions were resolved, at which point the TARDIS returned, but the Doctor was tricked into bringing the non-thing with him instead of Donna, though he quickly realised his mistake and retrieved the real Donna as the ship blew up. Returning to Camden Market, though still worried what invoking the superstition of the salt line at a place where "the walls [were] thin and all things [were] possible" would bring, the Doctor and Donna were greeted by Wilf, only to find the city in chaos and Wilf begging the Doctor to save the day. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

Rematch with the Toymaker

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The Doctor sees the chaos of the Giggle. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

As he traversed the streets with Donna and Wilf, the Doctor watched humanity descend into chaos, with a pedestrian explaining that every human believed themselves to be in right, as the Doctor and Donna were pick up by Colonel Ibrahim and taken to UNIT headquarters as Wilf was taken to a safer location. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) Shirley and Kate Lethbridge-Stewart greeted the Doctor and Donna as they arrived, and Melanie Bush helped them to explain that a distorted waveform was responsible for the chaos to the Doctor. When Donna realised that the waveform was an arpeggio melody, it was discovered that the waveworm was the giggle of Stooky Bill, who had been embedded in every screen screen since the invention of television in 1925 and was only now triggering due to the KOSAT 5 satellite connected everyone to the internet. Leaving Kate to destroy KOSAT 5 with a Galvanic beam on his authority, the Doctor went to 1925 Soho with Donna to find the shop Stooky Bill came from, where they were met by the Toymaker, who had managed to escape into the universe due to the Doctor's salt trick.

The Doctor faces the Toymaker. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Escaping into his domain, the Toymaker tormented the Doctor with a puppet show depicting the deaths of Amy Pond, Clara Oswald and Bill Potts and the fallout of the Flux, provoking the Doctor into challenging him to a game of cut, only for the Toymaker to emerge the winner. However, the Doctor, pointing out his victory in their last game, invoked the best of three rule, meaning they were tied one-all and needed to have one more game to decide the ultimate victor between them. Delighted, the Toymaker agreed and transported to 2023 for their final match. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Bi-generation

The Doctor undergoes bi-generation. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])
Main article: Fourteenth Doctor's bi-generation

Returning to UNIT HQ after they destroyed KOSAT 5, the Doctor tried to prepare them for the Toymaker's arrival, only for him to appear and overpower UNIT while dancing to "Spice Up Your Life", distracting them long enough to commandeer the Galvanic beam. The Doctor tried to talk the Toymaker into leaving Earth with him so that they could play games throughout the cosmos, but the Toymaker refused, instead shooting the Doctor with the Galvanic beam so he could play the third game with a third incarnation of the Doctor. As regeneration energy began to emit from him, the Doctor was comforted by Donna and Mel and prepared himself for the regeneration, only for the regeneration energy to dissipate without him changing. Noting that it "[felt] different this time", the Doctor had Donna and Mel pull him apart as he began to bi-generate in a previously unseen act of bi-generation, with the Fifteenth Doctor splitting out of him.

The Doctors then challenged the Toymaker to a game of catch, reasoning that they could both play him due to still being the same person. After an intense game, the Fifteenth Doctor was able to make a winning throw, and the Fourteenth Doctor named banishing the Toymaker from existence as his prize. While everyone celebrated, the Fourteenth Doctor chose to lament the lives lost in the chaos of the Giggle, to which the Fifteenth Doctor comforted him over. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Settling down

While showing the Fifteenth Doctor around the TARDIS control room, the Fourteenth Doctor began to wonder how life will work with the two of them simultaneously existing, but the Fifteenth Doctor to start telling him he needed to take a break after lifetimes of hardship to ensure his fifteenth incarnation would have his carefree attitude, saying that they were "doing rehab out of order", (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) as the Fourteenth Doctor thought about the last fifteen hours of facing the Daleks, the Meep, the not-things and the Toymaker without rest. (PROSE: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (novelisation)"]) As the Fifteenth Doctor listed the numerous battles they had fought and losses they had endured, Donna opened her home up the Fourteenth Doctor, and offered the theory that he had regenerated back into his tenth incarnation's appearance as a way of telling himself to "come home" to her. As he realised they were right, the Fourteenth Doctor still refused to part with the TARDIS, but the Fifteenth Doctor used the lingering powers of the Toymaker's domain to duplicate the TARDIS with a mallet as his prize for wining the game. Accepting that he had to let himself heal, the Fourteenth Doctor bid farewell to his fifteenth incarnation as he left to explore the universe. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Seeking a home of his own on Earth, the Doctor considered buying a castle, mansion or a beach hut, but eventually found a house in the countryside that connected with him due to its history of having people spend their whole lives inside, and attempted to purchase it for £60 from the estate agent Tiff, who informed him of the much higher asking price and sold him the house after he realised he could afford it with the UNIT income he had been receiving over the years, and even managed to avoid talking about the council tax, parking zones, catchment areas, mortgage and forms. (PROSE: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (novelisation)"])

Rehab with the Noble family

At some point in his travels, the Fourteenth Doctor was photographed. (PROSE: Rose [+]Loading...{"ed":"2023 Illustrated Edition","1":"Rose (novelisation)"})

Although he had chosen to retire, the Doctor would take the occasional trip in the TARDIS, such as clandestinely taking Rose to Mars and Mel to New York during the Gilded Age. During a garden party, where he entertained his adopted family with tales from his adventures, the Doctor let Donna know that he had "never been so happy in [his] life" as he witnessed the peace he had long fought for, even though Donna suggested that he could resume his travels at anytime. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

At some point prior to 5 March 2005, the Fourteenth Doctor was photographed in a photo that would come into the possession of Clive Finch. (PROSE: Rose [+]Loading...{"ed":"2023 Illustrated Edition","1":"Rose (novelisation)"})

History takes its course

The Fourteenth Doctor would eventually overcome his issues and complete the bi-generation from which the Fifteenth Doctor emerged. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Undated events

Other realities

The Fourteenth Doctor in the Daft Dimension. (COMIC: The Daft Dimension 597 [+]Loading...["The Daft Dimension (DWM 597 comic story)","''The Daft Dimension'' 597"])

The Daft Dimension

Main article: Fourteenth Doctor (The Daft Dimension)

In the Daft Dimension, the Fourteenth Doctor, referred to as an "old Doctor", was mentioned in announcements about Doctor Who. (COMIC: The Daft Dimension 579 [+]Loading...["The Daft Dimension (DWM 579 comic story)","''The Daft Dimension'' 579"]) He later met his tenth incarnation at a birthday party. (COMIC: The Daft Dimension 597 [+]Loading...["The Daft Dimension (DWM 597 comic story)","''The Daft Dimension'' 597"])

Earth-33⅓

The Fourteenth Doctor in Earth-33⅓. (COMIC: The Continuing Adventures of Doctor no. 14 [+]Loading...["The Continuing Adventures of Doctor no. 14 (comic story)"])
Main article: Fourteenth Doctor (Earth-33⅓)

In Earth-33⅓, the Fourteenth Doctor went to a newsagent's and bought a newspaper, before returning home and smoking a pipe and reading said newspaper. He later pottered around his garden. (COMIC: The Continuing Adventures of Doctor no. 14 [+]Loading...["The Continuing Adventures of Doctor no. 14 (comic story)"])

Psychological profile

Personality

At the end of his rope, the Doctor exercises his authority within UNIT. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

While he was initially surprised to have the same appearance as the Tenth Doctor, (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"]) the Fourteenth Doctor quickly adapted to having his old body, immediately looking to "respond to calls" of adventure. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) He opened his arms up to friendships of all sorts, (TV: Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...["Destination: Skaro (TV story)"]) offering a greeting as a show of friendliness, (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) as he moved to help all those he found in trouble (PROSE: Under Control [+]Loading...["Under Control (short story)"]) or dealing with a difficult task. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) While he tried to reason towards the good in the universe, (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) hoping to give everyone the chance to make their case, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) the Doctor was openly cynical, and prone to introspection and self-doubt. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"], The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

In contrast to his preceding incarnations, the Fourteenth Doctor was more open about his feelings and vulnerabilities, even being shocked at himself when he casually told Shirley Bingham how he had loved his friend Donna Noble, and later confident in Donna how much it had hurt him to wipe her memory. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) He was also more willing to show more intimate signs of affection to his friends, such as gently kissing Donna on the hand, and later on the top of her head, to comfort her when she was afraid. He was similarly quicker to express annoyance, such as when he engaged in argument when Donna snapped at him over the situation in the ship at the edge of creation, and more able to admit when he was troubled, though still reluctant to actually talk his issues out. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) He was also more open to taking on the ideas and suggestions of others than his tenth incarnation, such as quickly adapting to gender pronouns regarding the Meep when Rose Noble pointed out he was assuming the Meep was male presenting. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

He did, however, still hold some of the vanity of his tenth incarnation, asking for an applause from the audience at the Dalek Dome when they mistook his defeat of the Simulacra Daleks for a rehearsed performance, (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) and becoming miffed when he thought Melanie Bush was calling him unattractive. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He also rudely rebuffed the Dalek Dome staff when they refused his instructions to close the show down, and returned smugly when he thought they had called him back. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

The Doctor springs into action. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

He was quick to act when it came to saving people, hastily using himself as bait to draw the Daleks away from the crowd at Wembley Stadium, but could forget vital information when in the heat of the moment. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) Easily succumbing to his own curiosity, (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) he could act carelessly, such as mentioning his two hearts and showing off his sonic screwdriver in front of Donna, even when he knew to keep her from remembering him. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) He later got separated from Donna in the Toymaker's domain when he closed a door behind him without checking that Donna had come through. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

When he set himself up with a challenging task, he would look to find ways of making his mission easier on himself, though he was unafraid to do things "the hard way" when dealing with uncooperative people, though he would prefer to "chat" to solve an issue. While he would not be intentionally offensive, he was unafraid to use risqué humour. He would also leave people who were in the midst of a breakdown to focus on dealing with larger and more immediate threats, (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) but would ensure that the fallen were remembered and honoured once the current crisis was over. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

The Doctor's raw anguish. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

While he moved with a quiet confidence, and allowed himself to embrace joy more than his tenth incarnation, the Fourteenth Doctor would have explosive and violent outbursts on occasion, screaming when needing to restore Donna's memories (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) and striking a wall with his hands in a screaming rage after being emotionally exposed by Donna's not-thing counterpart.

He retained the identity crisis his predecessor had developed over the revelations of the Timeless Child, and also held intense guilt over the fact that the Flux had "destroyed half the universe" as collateral damage in a plot to kill the Thirteenth Doctor. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) He was also visibly disturbed when the Toymaker claimed to have remade his past into a "jigsaw". The Doctor was also shown to retain his self-loathing, as he lambasted himself for his arrogance when confronted with the Toymaker once again, and almost lost his composure when the Toymaker taunted him with the deaths of his previous companions and the destruction caused by the Flux. The Fifteenth Doctor revealed that the Fourteenth Doctor was emotionally exhausted by everything that they had been through during their lives and everyone that they had lost along the way, which the Doctor had never stopped to deal with. At the suggestion of Donna and the Fifteenth Doctor, the Fourteenth Doctor decided to go into rehab on Earth to have the adventure of living a normal life so that he could "sort [himself] out". (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

The Doctor admires a cave. (PROSE: Under Control [+]Loading...{"page":"48","1":"Under Control (short story)"})

The Fourteenth Doctor professed a love for caves, (PROSE: Under Control [+]Loading...["Under Control (short story)"]) time travel, (TV: Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story [+]Loading...{"timestamp":"00:00:52","1":"Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story (TV story)"}) and moles. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He also liked to act, at one point pulling out a barrister's wig to conduct a mock trial against the Meep, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) and feigned death by poisoning to tease Donna. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) He held a hatred for the "cryptic". (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

He didn't believe in destiny, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) but "[clung]" to the scientific laws of his universe. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) When trying to purchase a home on Earth, the Doctor seemed profoundly moved by a house in the countryside with its history of the people who lived there, and thought it looked "happy". He also liked that it had a corridor, but rejected the proposal of speaking to a mortgage adviser, as he claimed the word "mortgage" meant "death pledge". (PROSE: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (novelisation)"])

He once implied he would deem violence "fit and proper" in a given circumstance, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) and had an underlined darkness to him, threatening the Daleks with non-existence when it looked like they had destroyed Earth to prove a point, and smiling as he taunted the Golden Emperor's inability to escape destruction due to the size of his casing preventing him entering the TARDIS. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

The Doctor realises he's effecting history. (TV: Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...{"timestamp":"03:41","1":"Destination: Skaro (TV story)"})

He knew to be cautious when walking in the footsteps of history, doing his best to prevent the "timelines and canon [from] rupturing", (TV: Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...["Destination: Skaro (TV story)"]) but being nonchalant if he changed established history in minor ways. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

Looking down on himself for giving into his arrogance on being "clever", the Fourteenth Doctor saw himself only as good as the equipment at his disposal, not knowing who he was without his "toys".

After the Doctor's bi-generation, he embraced his fifteenth incarnation with a hug, and then work in conjuncture with him in a game of catch against the Toymaker, and they manged to emerge victorious with their teamwork. When the Doctors departed, they shared a hug and smiled affectionately at one another before leaving with mutual salutes. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

The Doctor comforts Donna. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

The Fourteenth Doctor retained his tenth incarnation's fondness for Donna Noble and was anguished at the thought of his presence in her life causing the DoctorDonna to return and kill her, only restoring Donna's memories when there was no other choice with clear reluctance and anguish, although he was elated when Donna survived due to part of the meta-crisis having been passed down to Rose Noble. Donna later encouraged the Doctor to stick around more and spend time with her family, which the Doctor suggested that he might try, while confessing to her that he was glad to have her back, as it "killed [him]" to have to wipe her memory. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) He later took up her offer to join her family when he retired on Earth, adopting Donna as a sister, Rose as his niece and Shaun Temple as his brother-in-law. He teasingly called Sylvia Noble his new "evil stepmother", and also welcomed Mel Bush as "Mad Aunty Mel", as he came to enjoy having a family with him, telling Donna that he had "never been so happy in [his] life". (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

The Fourteenth Doctor was also more outwardly expressive of his feelings towards his friends, frequently stating that he loved Donna, Wilfred Mott, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) and Sarah Jane Smith. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He would also outwardly cry, notably becoming distressed upon thinking Wilf had passed away, reaffirming that he had "loved that man", (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) and greeted him with an overjoyed hug while affectionately calling him "old soldier" when they reunited. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) When the Doctor joined the Noble family, he happily named Wilf his "grandad". (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

When it was "the only thing [he had] left", the Doctor held his TARDIS with great affection, (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) patting it while calling his ship a "good girl", (TV: Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story [+]Loading...["Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story (TV story)"]) gently caring for it while it was damaged, (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) and also grew emotional when believing he might have to give up the TARDIS and retire so the Fifteenth Doctor could continue adventuring.

While he knew they could be "clever and bright and brilliant", the Fourteenth Doctor knew that humanity was equally "savage and venal and relentless" with their "lies [and] righteousness", and were "poisoning the world" by constantly "using [their] intelligence to be stupid". (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He also thought that they could only give simple answers, and was tricked into thinking a not-thing was the real Donna when he accepted her simple answer to a question over Donna's overthought answer brought on by stress.

To his own surprise, the Doctor agreed with Donna's assertion that Isaac Newton was "hot". (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

Continuing the blasé attitude his tenth incarnation showed towards them, the Fourteenth Doctor called the Daleks "nasty children in metal suits", and elevated himself as a "grown-up" in comparison to them. He tried to belittle the Supreme Dalek by calling it "Di Ross", and then took joy in its inability to shoot him. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

Because of the vast powers at his disposal, the Doctor feared the Toymaker, but lambasted him for being "so small" and noting using his powers to better the universe, even offering to play games with him throughout the cosmos to enable them both to become "celestial". (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Shirley Bingham described the Fourteenth Doctor as "jammy". (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) Tiff the estate agent's first impression of the Doctor was that he looked a "bit tired", as if he had gone through "a break-up or a loss", but noted that he didn't seem "the type" to be a "dodgy student landlord". Though worried he was playing a prank on her when he asked for less than the house's worth, Tiff was moved by the "sad wildness" in his eyes. (PROSE: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (novelisation)"])

When his regeneration was triggered, the Fourteenth Doctor accepted the change, reassuring Donna and Mel that it "[was] not dying", though he was still saddened. However, his sadness quickly changed to confusion when it turned out to be a bi-generation, though he was elevated with the results regardless. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Habits and quirks

Along with his face, the Fourteenth Doctor inherited several of his tenth incarnation's quirks, such as proclaiming "What!?" repeatedly when vexed by a situation, (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"], The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) pulling at his face when thinking, (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"], Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...["Destination: Skaro (TV story)"]) a need to excessively apologise, (TV: Destination: Skaro [+]Loading...["Destination: Skaro (TV story)"]) his affection for the word "allons-y", (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"], The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) swaggering around with his hands in his pockets, (TV: Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story [+]Loading...["Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story (TV story)"], The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"], Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"], The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) sitting with his legs stretched out and crossed, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) tossing his coat aside when he didn't wish to wear it, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"], The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and describing developments as "brilliant". (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"] , The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He also wore glasses when inspecting gadgets (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) or looking at information on a screen. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"], Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"], The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

He often explained his jokes and wordplay, and made a habit of assigning cheeky nicknames to others. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) He tended to repeat himself in triplicates, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"], Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"], The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and would also express his adoration using the phrase, "I love...", whether in expression towards people, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"], The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) places, (PROSE: Under Control [+]Loading...{"page":"48","1":"Under Control (short story)"}), concepts, (TV: Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story [+]Loading...{"timestamp":"00:00:52","1":"Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story (TV story)"}) or even animals. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) Unlike his past incarnations, the Fourteenth Doctor was a terrible cook, having caused a fire attempting to use a toaster, and then asked never to cook again by the firemen. (PROSE: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (novelisation)"])

Skills

The Doctor escapes the Daleks. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks)

The Fourteenth Doctor had the agility to outrun pursing Daleks while simultaneously avoiding their gunstick fire, (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) and leap over the Toy Emporium's counter without difficulty. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) He was also fast enough to outpace the not-things use of controls to contain them in the ship's bridge while simultaneously speeding up the ship's self-destruction. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) He was nimble enough to sneak around unnoticed in Millson Wagner Steelworks, and climb the consoles of the Meep's ship to reach otherwise inaccessible controls. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

The Doctor possessed the swordsmanship skills needed to fight off the Queen of the Sycorax, (COMIC: Into Control [+]Loading...["Into Control (comic story)"]) and the speed necessary to catch up to his not-thing counterpart in spite of their head start. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) He was also particularly skilful in a game of catch, using quick reflexes to help defeat the Toymaker at the game, despite the Toymaker's attempt to catch him off-guard. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

The Doctor was able to bandage the Meep's cut paw with efficiency. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"])

He could determine the date by smelling the air, (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) and once claimed his bones could sense if time in the local vicinity had somehow slowed down. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) He could also determine the properties of an object by taste, (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) such as analysing blood, (COMIC: Into Control [+]Loading...["Into Control (comic story)"]) and focus all his senses to pinpoint the origin of a sound. (PROSE: Under Control [+]Loading...["Under Control (short story)"])

He could drive taxi cab at speeds needed to escape danger, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) and also knew how to drive a hovercraft. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

Knowing fifty-seven-billion languages, (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"]) the Doctor could speak German without the aid of the TARDIS's translation circuit. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) He could also decipher a language completely by studying the symbols for the language's version of the numbers. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

The Fourteenth Doctor had a soothing voice that was good for telling bedtime stories, (TV: Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story [+]Loading...["Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story (TV story)"]) and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the London roads. (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) He was also able to calculate the distance between the edge of the universe and Earth by looking out into space. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder [+]Loading...["Wild Blue Yonder (TV story)"])

Appearance

The Doctor glares at the Toymaker. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Looking above the age of 35-years-old, (TV: The Star Beast [+]Loading...["The Star Beast (TV story)"]) the Fourteenth Doctor bore a strong resemblance to his tenth incarnation, sharing his tall, slim frame, finely boned hands and face, and large, dark brown eyes, as well as his thick brown hair with sideburns, though with a slight copper tinge. (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"]) He instantly recognised the similarity from running his tongue over his teeth (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor [+]Loading...{"page":"6","1":"A Letter from the Doctor (DWAN 2024 short story)"}) and by the familiar feeling of his face, which also had a five-o'clock shadow of stubble. (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"])

His kidneys remained their normal blue colour, (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"]) but he had distinct braincells (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor [+]Loading...{"page":"6","1":"A Letter from the Doctor (DWAN 2024 short story)"}) and blood to his other incarnations. (COMIC: Into Control [+]Loading...{"page":"52","1":"Into Control (comic story)"})

Although initially in denial about returning to an old body, (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)"}) the Fourteenth Doctor was pleased to have regained the hands he "hadn't realised he had missed", familiar face, "fantastic" hair, "slightly quizzical left eyebrow", and "brilliant grin" by the time he wrote about himself in a letter. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor [+]Loading...{"page":"6","1":"A Letter from the Doctor (DWAN 2024 short story)"})

While not as passionately as she did for his successor, Melanie Bush agreed that the Fourteenth Doctor was "beautiful". (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

The Fifteenth Doctor described the Fourteenth Doctor as "thin as a pin" and told him he was "running on fumes", with Donna Noble agreeing that he looked "worn out". (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Clothing

Main attires

The Doctor inspects his new clothes. (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"])

As his clothes manifested with him from his predecessor's regeneration, the Fourteenth Doctor emerged wearing a navy blue trenchcoat over a white button-up shirt, with grey knitted tie, brown and turquoise checkered-tartan trousers and a matching waistcoat with lapels, and papyrus colored Converse shoes. (TV: The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"]) He also wore a white undershirt, (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"]) and owned a pair of tortoise shell glasses. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)"])

After bi-generating, half of his clothes were taken by the Fifteenth Doctor, leaving him with just his undershirt, waistcoat, and trousers, though he was later shown to have replaced his shirt and shoes once he settled down with the Noble family, though he kept his shirt unbuttoned. (TV: The Giggle [+]Loading...["The Giggle (TV story)"])

Behind the scenes

Casting

Regeneration

  • The Fourteenth Doctor is the first incarnation since the Second Doctor to emerge from their regeneration with a new outfit. This deviation from the usual norm of the newly-regenerated Doctor still donning the clothes worn by their predecessor led to some confusion among viewers until Russell T Davies clarified that "[he] was very certain that [he] didn't want David [Tennant] to appear in Jodie [Whittaker]'s costume", explaining that his reason for the Doctor's clothes changing during regeneration was to avoid stereotyping "the notion of men dressing in 'women's clothes', [and] the notion of drag", describing it as a "very delicate" matter, expressing that "it has to be done with immense thought and respect", and that the media would make it "look like mockery" of that culture, especially as David Tennant is taller than Jodie Whittaker.[1]
  • The Fourteenth Doctor is the first Doctor to have their immediate post-regeneration story be depicted in a medium other than television, in the form of the Doctor Who Magazine comic story, Liberation of the Daleks.

In popular culture

The Fourteenth Doctor in Fall Guys.
  • Following the post-regeneration scene in The Power of the Doctor [+]Loading...["The Power of the Doctor (TV story)"], the Fourteenth Doctor appeared as a character-skin in the free multiplayer battle royale video game Fall Guys, released on 1 November 2022.
  • Tennant portrayed a Doctor in the Fourteenth Doctor's clothing in the Red Nose Day sketch Comic Relief 2023, which saw Lenny Henry suddenly burst into a full on regeneration from stomach pains while preparing to host the Comic Relief live-show, and transform into Tennant, in a partial re-enactment of his scene in The Power of the Doctor, who runs off when he notices he has to host the show. However, Henry being listed as playing the 9.5th Doctor brings ambiguity on whether Tennant was meant to be playing the Fourteenth Doctor or his previous Tenth Doctor character.

Merchandise

Other matters

Footnotes