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This page is for Doctor Who characters whose continuities don't yet have their own Characters pages, or characters who don't fit neatly into a single continuity.

For other Doctor Who character lists including the Doctor Who Expanded Universe, see the following indexes and the main Doctor Who characters page:

Miscellaneous Expanded Universe Doctors

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    Alternate Third Doctor aka "The Leader" 
Portrayed by: Jack Kine

In the Inferno Universe, the Second Doctor, unlike his prime universe counterpart, did not reject the choices of appearance the Time Lords offered him for his second regeneration, but ended up choosing one of them before he was exiled to Earth, eventually becoming the tyrannical leader of the Fascist Republic of Great Britain. He was ultimately killed by the catastrophic events that happened during "Inferno".

Though he wasn't identified as an alternate Doctor in the "Inferno" story itself, it was later realized that, Jack Kine, the man who portrayed the Leader on the posters seen in the Inferno Universe, was also amongst the choices the Second Doctor had been offered for his regeneration in "Wargames", and the Expanded Universe took the idea and ran with it.

  • Beard of Evil: Sported a moustache, in contrast to the clean-shaven Doctor.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Is unknown if this version of the Doctor even bothers with a civic name, seeing as how everyone refer to him as "The Leader".
  • Evil Me Scares Me: The Doctor was very unnerved when he realized that the scary man on the posters was one of the choices the Time Lords had offered him, wondering how an alternate version of himself could become a tyrant.
  • Just the First Citizen: Head of a Fascist Republic, but just goes by "The Leader".

     Trevor Martin's Doctor
Played by: Trevor Martin

An alternate Fourth Doctor from the stage play Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday and its Big Finish version, "Seven Keys To Doomsday". When the Third Doctor starts the story off by dying, this Fourth incarnation accidentally kidnaps two human teens in a fit of post-regeneration mania and immediately gets tangled up in a Dalek plan on the planet Karn.


     David Banks' Doctor
Played by: David Banks

Jon Pertwee's understudy in the stage play The Ultimate Adventure. Since Banks didn't want to "play Pertwee", as it were, he created a distinct persona and outfit for his Doctor. When Jon Pertwee fell ill in the middle of his first scene near the end of the play's long tour, Banks had to step in for two performances, and his Doctor has since been accepted into the Doctor Who mythos as an alternate timeline incarnation.

  • Green Aesop: Wore a big Greenpeace button.
  • Nice Hat: A classic adventurer's hat.
  • The Other Darrin: Kind of. And since David Banks played a main villain, he himself had to be replaced by his own understudy when he stepped in as the Doctor.
  • You Look Familiar: David Banks is otherwise most famous in Doctor Who fandom for playing the Cyber-Leader throughout the classic stories.

     Nicholas Briggs' Doctor
Played by: Nicholas Briggs

Nicholas Briggs played the Doctor for four seasons in his Fan Work Audio Play series, the Doctor Who Audio Visuals. He reached Ascended Fanon status when he got featured prominently as a future regeneration in the Doctor Who Magazine comics. To make things even more confusing, another character (Shayde) then pretended to be him for an entirely unrelated Doctor Who Magazine Story Arc (which, in reality, was the magazine's way of testing if any new regeneration might catch on with the fans). He also briefly played the newly regenerated Doctor at the end of the stage version of The Dalek's Master Plan where his main role was the voice of the Daleks.

Because the Audio Visuals are not part of the Expanded Universe, only tropes from officially licensed stories appear here.

  • A Spot Of Tea: Extremely fond of it. Also wears a badge shaped like a teapot.
  • Ascended Fanon: Though not ascended all the way into the canon Whoniverse, he became firmly established in the Doctor Who Expanded Universe.
  • The Cameo: In the audio version of Seven Keys To Doomsday, he appears at the beginning, regenerating into Trevor Martin's Doctor.
  • Iconic Item: Carried a toothbrush in his pocket, similar to Five's decorative vegetable.
  • The Nth Doctor: He's introduced in the comics as a future regeneration, though it's unclear which number. This was before Doctor Who was revived in 2005, so for a while, this was perfectly acceptable within the comics canon.
  • You Look Familiar: Nowadays known as the Show Runner of Big Finish Doctor Who and as the voice of the Daleks and the Cybermen (and pretty much everything else) in the TV series.

Miscellaneous Expanded Universe Companions

     The Minister of Chance 
Voiced by: Stephen Fry

A Time Lord, and never-before seen old ally of the Doctor, who appears in the webcast "Death Comes to Time". He got his own Audio Play spinoff (starring a few other Doctor Who actors), albeit played by Julian Wadham and very explicitly not set in any Doctor Who continuity.

     Gareth Jenkins 
Played by himself

A kid who wrote to Jim'll Fix It asking to appear on Doctor Who. In the resulting story, "A Fix with Sontarans", he's pulled aboard the TARDIS by mistake, but when two Sontarans who stowed aboard the TARDIS in the hopes of blowing it up find him they mean to kill him in case he's the Gareth Jenkins who would hand the Sontarans their asses in 2001. Then Jimmy Savile bursts through the Fourth Wall (much to the dismay of the Doctor and Tegan, who evidently knew what neither scriptwriter Eric Saward nor Baker and Fielding could have about Savile).


     Jimmy (or Dave) Forbes
Played by: James Matthews (stage, 1974), Alistair Hudson (stage, 1984), Joe Thompson (Big Finish, 2008)

From the stage production Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday and its Big Finish version, "Seven Keys To Doomsday".

     Jenny Wilson
Played by: Wendy Padbury (stage, 1974), Theresa Milgate (stage, 1984), Charlie Hayes (Big Finish, 2008)

From the stage production Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday and its Big Finish version, "Seven Keys To Doomsday".


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