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Regular and recurring characters introduced in the Doctor Who comics published by Titan Books. Please note this is part of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe, not the Whoniverse.

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Josephine Day (Eighth Doctor}

A young painter who the Doctor encountered squatting in a house he owns on twenty-first-century Earth. She enthusiastically agrees to join him as companion, but has an enigmatic origin.

  • Art Initiates Life/Clones Are People, Too: She is actually a portrait of decadent far-future aristocrat Lady Josephine, created using Animae paint. She was bought at auction by the Twelfth Doctor and sent back to meet his future self so that she could have a life of her own.
  • Delinquent Hair: She has blue and purple dyed hair, to match her arty bohemian characterisation.
  • Plucky Girl: The usual companion characterisation.

    The War Master 

The War Master (War Doctor, appearing in Eleventh Doctor comics)

See the overall non-TV-Master-incarnations character page


Tara Mishra (Ninth Doctor)

A young UNIT agent from the era of the Fourth Doctor's UNIT stories, who stowed away on the TARDIS in the hope of encountering even more adventure.

  • Combat Medic: She's a qualified nurse and her knowledge sometimes comes in useful.
  • I Choose to Stay: Elects to stay on the planet Nomicae to help with the clean-up procedure after it is devastated by an interstellar war caused by the Doctor's presence on it.
  • Jumped at the Call: It's implied that her whole life has been a string of this, from joining the army, to joining UNIT after being caught up in one of the Auton invasions, to stowing away on the TARDIS.


Gabriella "Gabby" Gonzalez (Tenth Doctor)

A young Latina woman from 2010s Brooklyn, looking for an escape from her family's disdain for her artistic ambitions and determination for her to become a cog in the family business empire.

  • The Determinator: Qualifies in "The Good Companion", when she manages to resist torture, mind control, and persuasion from the Time Sentinel's aspects.
  • Future Me Scares Me: In the potential timeline in which she loses control of her block transfer powers and time sensitivity, and becomes the "Vortex Butterfly", obsessed with the Doctor and parasitising the TARDIS.
  • The Gift: The second arc strongly suggests that she has some kind of latent mental power, which the Doctor already suspects. She ends up gaining it by Mr. Ebonite, after he brainwashes her in "Arena of Fear".
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Some stories feature excerpts from her illustrated diary about travelling with the Doctor.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In "Arena of Fear", when Gabby breaks free from Mr. Ebonite's control, this is her reaction when she realises that she nearly killed the Doctor and all the other survivors, including her friend Cindy. This causes her to be on the verge of tears. As a bonus, she says the second part of this trope.
    Gabby: Oh, Doctor... what have I done?
    The Doctor: Nothing that can be undone, I hope.
  • My Greatest Failure: Her reaction when she protects herself, the Doctor, and Cindy, but fails to save the innocent bystanders in the club in "Music Man". The Doctor responds with You Did Everything You Could.
  • Plucky Girl: As usual for companions. She is rebelling against her family's old-country assumptions that she'll knuckle down and serve their collective interests without complaint.


Cindy Wu (Tenth Doctor)

Gabby's best friend.

  • Always Someone Better: She spends much of her early journeys in Year Two worried that the Doctor likes Gabby better than her. The Tenth Doctor just seems to have that effect on people...
  • Art Shift: Her facial expressions in "The Wishing Well Witch" are depicted in a manner that is much more distorted and cartoony than the comic's usual style.
  • Butt-Monkey: Spends what was probably weeks wandering with her memory wiped in "Arena of Fear", has her TARDIS bedroom accidentally deleted by the Doctor with all her stuff in it in a short set immediately after that story, gets mind-sucked by an Eldritch Abomination in "The Wishing Well Witch", and then gets trapped in a hostile pocket universe within the TARDIS in "The Infinite Corridor". It degenerates into The Woobie when she loses a recent boyfriend during the Jazz Age, in "Music Man".
  • Cowardly Lion: She's braver than she gives herself credit for.
  • My Own Grampa: It is strongly implied that she is descended from one of the clones of her that the Para-Nestene created in ancient China.
  • Refused the Call: But then changed her mind! She first accompanied the Doctor and Gabby in issue 11, but joined full time at the beginning of Year Two, having been left behind at the end of Year One.


Alice Obiefune (Eleventh Doctor)

A working-class black woman near 40 from 2010s London, who encountered the Doctor while grieving for her mother and depressed by losing her job and home to Tories. She starts travelling with the Doctor for a chance to see the universe and do good, but that doesn't mean that she idealises him.

  • El Cid Ploy: She impersonates the Doctor after he's taken over by ServeYouInc and becomes the Chief Executive.
  • Insanity Immunity: Her deadened emotions because of her grief mean that she can visit and return alive from a dimension so awe-inspiringly beautiful that everyone else who visited just sat and looked at it until their oxygen ran out.
  • It's Personal: Her feelings towards the Talent Scout after he impersonates a resurrected version of her mother.
  • Unfazed Everyman: While she isn't dead to wonder, she takes a very pragmatic, everyday approach to the places and people she encounters, and doesn't let the Doctor's powers stop her dressing him down frequently.


John Jones (Eleventh Doctor)

An incredibly dull would-be rock singer from the early 1960s.

  • Feet of Clay: He was Ava's favourite pop star of all time, so Alice asks the Doctor to take her to see his first gig, and they are shocked to see how crap he was.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He is basically David Bowie, to the point that almost all his dialogue is made up of references to Bowie lyrics.
  • The Nondescript: Despite wanting to be a star, he is initially so utterly dull and unnoticeable that he walks into the TARDIS and follows the Doctor and Alice to 1931 without them noticing him. This changes once he becomes aware of his chameleon powers.
  • Posthumous Character: In Year Three, in which the Doctor and Alice attend his funeral and later encounter him, due to time travel.


ARC (Eleventh Doctor)

A shapechanging robot AI whom the Doctor rescued from evil vivisectors, and seems to have an enigmatic connection to all the series' plot arcs.

  • Become a Real Boy: The Doctor is attempting to teach him to be a functional sentient being.
  • Obliviously Evil: When the Doctor first met him, he was absorbing peoples' minds because it was the only way he knew to interact with them. Fortunately it was reversible.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: Encountering the fake Ava mysteriously traumatises him so much that he is reduced to a sphere that babbles Vagueness Is Coming warnings.
  • Shapeshifting: His abilities are almost unlimited.
  • Starfish Character: He is actually the "brain" of a much larger entity, who split off from it when it was tortured by ServeYouInc.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He has a strong overtone of "Kamelion Done Right".

    Abslom Daak 

Abslom Daak (Eleventh Doctor)

An ultraviolent bounty hunter and old acquaintance of the Doctor, who previously appeared in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip. See the strip's character page for all trope examples.

    The Squire 

The Squire (Eleventh Doctor and War Doctor)

Another new companion in Year Two, she fought alongside the War Doctor in the Time War. And that's all that she or anyone else seems to know.

  • Action Girl: She's a soldier.
  • Amnesiac Hero: She can remember hardly anything of her own past except that she was the War Doctor's companion and ally. She is still under the impression that she's a teenager, despite appearing to be in her seventies or so. That is because she is actually a Volatix Cabal (aka Dalek) agent,.
  • Big Bad Friend: She's actually a Volatix Cabal member, and the real Big Bad of the whole Year Two.
  • Blood Knight: She very firmly believes that War Is Glorious.
  • Boom, Headshot!: River Song finishes her off with this in the Year Two finale, "Physician, Heal Thyself".
  • Butch Lesbian: In the tradition of comics-medium original female companions, she's a tough warrior woman who quickly plants a very non-chaste kiss on Alice in a "glad to be alive" moment.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Her memory issues are quite heartbreakingly reminiscent of real-world dementia.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After she flatlines in "First Rule", she comes back to life in "Fast Asleep", due to her actually being a Dalek hybrid agent, and shoots Abslom Daak in the chest.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: It appears that the Squire gets the upper hand in finally killing The Then And The Now in "Running to Stand Still". Until it uses one of its tendrils to fatally wound her.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She's quite elderly but still pretty dangerous.

    The Sapling 

The Sapling (Eleventh Doctor)

Joining the Doctor and Alice in Year Three, he's "a genocide child with a Time Lord's memories".



Hattie (Twelfth Doctor)

Introduced in Year Two, this punk rock musician of the 41st century is a human resident of the gigantic space station/colony known as The Twist. As a huge fan of her group Space Pirates the Twelfth Doctor, traveling alone post-"Hell Bent", attends one of their early concerts there only for him and her to be swept up in a crisis involving an accused murderer. They end up working together to reveal the truth about a Wainscot Society that exists alongside the human one. With her favourite vintage bass destroyed in the course of the adventure, the Doctor takes her along with him for a follow-up adventure by way of getting it replaced. At the top of Year Three, they meet again for another adventure, years later from her perspective and after her band has found fame and fortune.

  • Celebrity Is Overrated: One reason she jumps at the chance to travel with the Doctor again is to get away from the nosy press that hounds her when she's not on stage.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Especially as drawn by Rachael Stott in her second story, she bears a strong resemblance to a younger and punker Gail Ann Dorsey, a real-world black woman bassist best known for her work with David Bowie.
  • Darker and Edgier: Downplayed. Much the way the Twelfth Doctor is this trope to most of his previous incarnations, she's tougher than usual for a companion when introduced and comes from a rougher milieu. She's certainly a long way from Clara Oswald, her predecessor in the TARDIS. But she's as good-hearted and brave as any companion's ever been, and notably seems to have an easier time warming up to Twelve than most people he encounters (though part of this might just be his Character Development since his debut).
  • '80s Hair: She has a close-cropped mohawk; justified as she's part of a group that is reviving a "retro" musical style and look.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her first costume includes a pair of jeans with one leg cut off to booty-shorts length and the other left full-length.
  • In the Past, Everyone Will Be Famous: The Doctor and Hattie meet early on in her career; the Doctor knows that she and her group will eventually be hugely successful and occasionally lets hints about this slip by mistake.
  • Jumped at the Call: She doesn't hesitate to take up the Doctor's offer of a trip in the TARDIS, suspecting that his existence must be a lonely one. When he returns in "Beneath the Waves", she again jumps at the call (partially because she needs a break from the downsides of fame and fortune).
  • Punk Rock: She and her group are part of a revivalist punk rock movement of the far future.
  • The Quincy Punk: Subverted — she may have a mohawk, tattoos, and ragged clothing, and can hold her own in a scrum, but she is also kind, intelligent, quick-witted, and a genuinely gifted musician.

Recurring Characters

    Anubis the Osiran 

Anubis the Osiran (Tenth Doctor)

The son of the Fourth Doctor's old enemy Sutekh, left behind by the other Osirans to guard their technology against misuse until the time comes for him to join them in ascension. In Year Three, he joins the Doctor as a companion.

  • Agony Beam: Anubis is capable of creating one, just like his father.
  • Big "NO!"
    • Anubis has one in "Sins of the Father", after the Doctor persuades him not to ascend and presumably destroy the entire universe, using Anubis's willingness to not become like his genocidal father, Sukteh, as evidence.
    • He does it again in "Old Girl: Primeval", when he sees Sutekh in his mind, fully returned.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Dorothy and Cindy persuade him out of his original arrogance and to consider less advanced sentients people.
  • Enemy Within: Dorothy accidentally infected him with a mental clone of Sutekh's personality that Sutekh implanted in the Hand.
  • Grand Theft Me: A portion of Sutekh that was hidden in his Hand hijacks Anubis's body.
  • In the Blood: Anubis is initially persuaded not to destroy the multiverse by appealing to his determination not to be evil like his father.
  • Obliviously Evil: Anubis at first just wants to ascend, and refuses to accept that his device is faulty and will destroy him and the entire multiverse.
  • Perception Filter: In "Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth", he causes the locals in ancient China to see him as human, and all of Team TARDIS as being in contemporary dress.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: Anubis ends up regressed to childhood and amnesiac after Sutekh is driven out of his body.

     The Corsair 

The Corsair (Thirteenth Doctor)

A very old friend of the Doctor's, the Corsair is a renegade Time Lord/Lady who pioneered the free-spirited, time-travelling lifestyle long before the Doctor. After the Corsair steals some valuable artefacts, the Doctor is falsely accused of the crime in her place before they have their long-awaited reunion and sort out the misunderstanding. Having been first referenced nostalgically in the television episode "The Doctor's Wife", Titan Comics' Thirteenth Doctor series marks the Corsair's first physical, contemporary appearance in official Who media, a full eight years since she was first mentioned.

  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Bears a striking resemblance to Katie McGrath.
  • Gender Bender: The Corsair was the first of many Time Lord characters in the televised continuity to be referenced as having regenerated into male and female bodies. Although we first saw her distinctly masculine severed arm in "The Doctor's Wife", we meet her in a female incarnation in the comics.
  • Glomp: She greets the Doctor with a crushing bear-hug.
  • Foregone Conclusion: While both she and the Doctor are temporally anomalous and so can meet at different points in each other's timestreams, we know that the Corsair is destined to be lured to his Cruel and Unusual Death by House.
  • Karmic Thief: Spends at least some of her time stealing things from people who stole them and giving them back to the rightful owner.
  • The Lad-ette: Loves drinking and fighting even as a woman.
  • Lovable Rogue: She's overall good and likable, but not exactly trustworthy.
  • She-Fu: She does a lot of acrobatics while fighting the Hoarder's robots.
  • Space Pirate: She dresses like a traditional Pirate Girl, and her TARDIS is in the form of a seventeenth-century pirate ship.
  • Tattooed Crook: Each of the Corsair's incarnations are instantly identifiable by a distinct Ouroboros tattoo that moves to a different place on his/her body with each regeneration. And while an overall good person by all accounts, the Corsair lives a life of piracy, vice and misadventure.


     The Talent Scout 

The Talent Scout (Eleventh Doctor)

The mysterious entity behind ServeYouInc, whose speciality is giving people whatever they want.

  • Big Bad: Of the "Year One" Eleventh Doctor comics.
  • The Corrupter: To the point of being able to totally suborn the Doctor himself for a time.
  • Create Your Own Villain: He was accidentally released and empowered when the Doctor shorted out the mysterious entity that was being used to brainwash the victims of Rokhandi World by mentally exposing it to a complex Gallifreyan mathematical concept, and allowed him to escape imbued with its powers.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: He looks and dresses like a stereotypical Old West grifter.
  • Deal with the Devil: His speciality.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He was initially just one of ServeYouInc's explorers looking for things to exploit, until he was absorbed by a powerful alien entity and later expelled from it having taken on its god-like powers.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He is eventually trapped in an illusory realm where he gets everything he desires.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To ServeYouInc
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He introduces himself to the Doctor by messily killing the official boss of ServeYouInc.

     August Hart 

August Hart (Eleventh Doctor)

A brutal, ruthless, and sadistic enforcer for ServeYouInc.

    The Then And The Now 

The Then And The Now (Eleventh Doctor)

A terrifying bounty hunter who is set on the Doctor by the Overcast.

    The Volatix Cabal 

The Volatix Cabal (Eleventh Doctor)

See the overall Dalek character page

    The Scream 

The Scream (Eleventh Doctor)

A particularly powerful member of the Silence, whose powers drove him insane.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: His memory erasing powers were so powerful that even the other Silents were unable to remember him, driving him mad due to the isolation.
  • Create Your Own Villain: He initially planned to steal only the Doctor's and Alice's memories. However, the experience of having the Doctor's memories drove him insane.
  • Meaningful Rename: Desperately wants to be seen and remembered so he's a scream instead of silence.
  • Puff of Logic: His eventual fate, after the Doctor and Alice trick him into duplicating himself many times in a mental environment, and then all of them into turning their back on each other, causing them to forgot and erase themselves.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Both the Doctor and Alice realise how pathetic he actually is.
  • Transferable Memory: He hopes to steal the memories of every sentient being in the universe.
  • Villain in a White Suit: He is a sophisticated and Faux Affably Evil villain who wears a sharp suit like other Silents, but white rather than black to symbolise his individuality.

    The Hyperions 

The Hyperions (Twelfth Doctor)

A race of intelligent stars who once acted as benevolent mentors to younger cultures, they became corrupt and evil in their desperation to survive beyond their natural lifespan as a species.

  • Book-Ends: For the Twelfth Doctor's Year One stories, which begin with "Terrorformer", which features a single Hyperion as a Sealed Evil in a Can villain, and end with "The Hyperion Empire", in which they invade contemporary Earth in full force.
  • Catchphrase: "Hyperios rises" is their slogan and battlecry.
  • Energy Being: They are sentient stars.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: They have a tendency to particularly nasty and sadistic ones.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Any dormant Hyperion is one of these.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end of "Terrorformer", it is revealed that there is a Hyperion dormant on Neptune — presaging the return of these enemies in "The Hyperion Empire".
  • Vichy Earth: Earth conquered by the Hyperions in "The Hyperion Empire", with lots of beats from the stereotypical "Third Reich conquers Britain" Alternate History – Nazi Victory story.


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