Characters appearing in the Gallifrey audio series by Big Finish.Please keep in mind that, although Big Finish is officially part of the Whoniverse, it encompasses many different timelines/continuities and includes adaptations of existing works from the Doctor Who Expanded Universe. Due to Big Finish's sheer size and complexity, it also plays by the rules of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe: the TV series can at times contradict or overwrite the timelines described here, or adapt them for the televised continuity.For character tropes concerning the alternate Doctor seen in series 4, see here. For tropes about Coordinator Vansell, see here. For tropes relating to Braxiatel in the Bernice Summerfield series, see here. For general TV series tropes about Leela, Romana and K9, see here.
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- Voiced by: Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward, Juliet Landau
- Atheism: Just like her actress, Romana refuses to believe in any kind of deity, and spends a lot of time lecturing others on the topic — especially Leela.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Fits future Romana (aka. Lady Trey) to a T. She many want to hug everyone, but best make sure there isn't a knife present, metaphorically speaking).
- The Chains of Commanding
- The Determinator: She may not be as devoius or nasty as many of her rivals, yet still manages to get most of her reforms put through.
- Future Me Scares Me: Well, Pandora does. And her past version as well, just to make things more complicated.
- Romana II is also untrusting of Lady Trey (aka. the future Romana).
- I Hate Past Me: Comes in a rather odd fashion, given her past incarnation is possessed by the will of Pandora, but it's there.
- Measuring the Marigolds: Has a habit of this, to Leela's extreme annoyance.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Leela's Red.
- What the Hell, Hero?: A couple of well-deserved instances, Madame Imperiatrix.
- Voiced by: Louise Jameson
- Action Girl: Doubly emphasized considering the company she's keeping.
- The Ageless: The Time Lord bio-fields on Gallifrey are enough to keep her from aging, but her years on Gallifrey — twenty-five at the start of the series — would quickly catch up with her if she were to leave the planet for good. In the Big Finish releases "The Catalyst", "Empathy Games" and "The Time Vampire" (all in the Companion Chronicles range), this eventually happens, after Gallifrey is lost in the Time War.
- Battle Butler: To Romana.
- Book Dumb: Both this and her common sense are especially obvious compared to everyone around her.
- Fish out of Water: A major source of distress. Finds her footing somewhat during the civil war.
- Fur Bikini: On being sent out on an assignment, Leela complains that she doesn't want to have to wear stupid clothes again. Romana assures her that she can stay dressed as she is. The next scene begins with her reading the mission briefing and trying to read aloud the words "exotic dancer".
- Noble Savage
- Blue Oni Red Oni: Red to Romana's Blue.
K9, Mark I and Mark II
- Voiced by: John Leeson
- Demonic Possession: Pandora gets into both of them, with varying results.
- Do-Anything Robot: Open doors, interface with the Matrix, perform autopsies...
- Robot Buddy: Both to Leela and to Romana.
- Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence: Level 3, although the units can learn to mimick human empathy. (Not very successfully.)
I like to be independent on the right side.Cardinal Irving Braxiatel is an art collector and smarmy politician, with significantly less regard for the Laws of Time than most others around him. He appeared in pretty much every corner of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe before moving effortlessly into the Gallifrey canon. Strongly hinted to be the Doctor's older brother in various stories. For his tropes in the Bernice Summerfield audios, see here.
Voiced by: Miles Richardson
- The Chessmaster: Oh, yes. A benevolent example, as most of his machinations here are directed to the benefit of the heroes. Not that he seems to be bothered whether they know, approve, or are aware of it at the time.
- Evil Chancellor: Checks every item on the list... except for actually being evil. (He's far from "good", though.)
- Guile Hero
- Help Yourself In The Future: He's in regular contact with his past and future selves, and occasionally asks them to perform machinations he's not capable of in his present state.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Of the non-fatal, simply having a malevolent entity stuck in your head that will destroy you if you think about it variety. Of course, all part of the Grand Plan.
- Ice Queen: His nickname in the Academy was "the Icicle".
- Large Ham: Oh dear God...
- My Future Self and Me: He regularly spends time with his other incarnations, which is highly illegal on Gallifrey.
- Professional Killer: In "Disassembled", it's revealed that during Pandad VII's reign, he got a Burn Edict (presumably just for being that much of a git), and the Lord Burner was sent to assassinate him. Brax got the man to do some Evil Gloating, made use of the moment to kill the Lord Burner, and was promptly made Lord Burner himself by Pandad VII as punishment for being the first Time Lord in history crafty enough to escape a Burn Edict. Then, as a test, Brax was ordered to assassinate two innocents ... an old man (well, old in that incarnation) and his granddaughter, harmless people, just family. Someone warned them in advance so they could steal a TARDIS and escape the planet, and then someone made sure that Pandad VII had a very nasty accident that very same day. (It was definitely an accident — confirmed by an impartial inquiry. Brax should know, as he made sure he was personally in charge of the inquiry.)
- Put on a Bus:"Whatever you or anyone else may think, I am leaving Gallifrey of my own choosing."
- The Bus Came Back: Of course it did. With grand style.
- Got back on a different bus at the end of "Disassembled", where it was also revealed that, despite it being directly stated that he had already been running the Braxiatel Collection (perhaps for millenia) and had sold it, Braxiatel had never seen Bernice Summerfield before. Suggesting that this Braxiatel is not the same as the one from the Bernice Summerfield series, or that his timeline is more screwed up than previously imagined, or possibly that he simply sold the collection to his future and/or alternate self.
- Rank Up: He manages to become Chancellor, just by announcing that he's now Chancellor and afterwards convincing Romana — with quite a lot of guile and some machinations from Darkel — that this would be a great idea.
- Renaissance Man: Art historian, politician, semi-malevolent Machiavelli. And the list goes on.
- Smug Snake: Oh yes.
You canít let her stab me, K9, itís not legal!Coordinator Narvinectralonum is the head of the Celestial Intervention Agency, following in Vansell's footsteps. He's dour, mistrusting and doesn't especially like anyone else on Gallifrey, but takes great pride in his work and tries to remain politically neutral. Also appears in the Big Finish "Dark Eyes" range, where he encounters the Eighth Doctor.
Voiced by: SeŠn Carlsen
- Butt Monkey: Loyal to his work and willing to go to great lengths to keep Gallifrey safe. Disliked by basically everyone.
- Deadpan Snarker: Possibly the only way to cope, as he spends most of his time being ordered around by his superiors to do things he politically objects to or finds completely stupid.
- Fire-Forged Friends: He very slowly comes to a mutual understanding with Leela. Starts turning into Ship Tease from series 3 onwards. (The fact that SeŠn Carlsen really ships it, and had a snog with Louise Jameson at a convention, certainly helps.)
- Good Is Not Nice: Consistently insults Leela (along with the other "sophisticated" locals). Overlaps with Character Development: He starts out conservative, but gradually learns to appreciate the liberal end of the political spectrum. Contrast his season 4 attitude to his dismission of temporal refugees as in his introduction.
- Insufferable Genius: He's one of the most intelligent Time Lords on Gallifrey.
- Married to the Job: He doesn't care for a private life beyond his duties to his planet.
- Mind Rape: Both by Pandora and, in "Dark Eyes 3", by the Eminence.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He's the one responsible for sending The Fourth Doctor to Skaro, inadvertently contributing to the start of the Time War.
- Rank Up: Once the Time War starts raging, he retroactively assigns himself the title of Coordinator In Extremis.
- Supporting Protagonist: Gary Russell has unambiguously stated that Narvin is the main character, that Gallifrey is his story, and that everything that happens essentially revolves around him.
- Voiced by: Andy Coleman
- Actually, I Am Him: His confession to Leela, during the Cecilia Pollard mission, is a massive shock to her.
- Came Back Wrong: Due to severe trauma and a couple of very wrong decisions, he has a lot of trouble going back to normal after the CIA crisis has been resolved.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Of Torvald.
- Frameup: The incident with the Librarian; The Corpse Stops Here is in full effect, and Narvin and Darkel later strongly hint that they pinned the blame on Andred without convincing evidence.
- Killed Off for Real: The series Dropped a Bridge on Him at the end of series 2.
- Rank Up: He makes Castellan eventually, working alongside Maxil.
- Walking Spoiler: There's very little that can be said about him without spoiling his story arc.
- Voiced by: Lynda Bellingham
- Voiced by: Brenda Longman
- Voiced by: Hugo Myatt
A terrorist group, who aim to make time travel available to all races and abolish the quarantine planet set up for unauthorised time travelling asylum seekers. Perhaps a little too far on the progressive end of the political spectrum.