The Presidential bodyguard and close friend of President Romana. Eventually pops into the Jago & Litefoot audio series as well, acting on behalf of the Time Lords.
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.
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".
An art collector and smarmy politician, with significantly less regard for the Laws of Time than most others around him. Irving Braxiatel 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 other stories.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andredaselus is Leela's husband, a Time Lord and member of the Chancellery Guard. The two met on Gallifrey after the Sontaran invasion. He's missing and presumed dead at the beginning of the series, but the truth is a little more complicated.
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.
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
Inquisitor Prime Darkelatraquistahastrad first appeared in the Trial of the Sixth Doctor in the TV series, and later became one of Romana's main political opponents. Perhaps a little too far on the conservative end of the political spectrum.
Nice Is Not Good: A warm, appealing character. Coldly manipulates the suicide of a young girl for personal gain.
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.