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An 8-Part Multi-Doctor Storyline in the Doctor Who (Titan) comics which began on the 30th of August, 2017. Unlike the previous two multi-Doctor events, this one was not published as a miniseries, but in superhero-comic-crossover style with "Alpha" and "Omega" opening and closing issues; specials featuring the Ninth Doctor, the Fourth Doctor, and River Song; and individual issues of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor main series.

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  • Adaptational Skimpiness: Bill's costume, consisting of a bra-top, mesh shirt, and tiny denim shorts, is a lot more sexualised than anything she wore in a TV episode.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Rassilon is noted to be this during the founding of the Time Lords. It's difficult to tell if he's evil yet.
  • Apocalyptic Montage: Used as white holes open up all over Earth.
  • Brandishment Bluff: The Fourth Doctor threatens the Krotons with Romana's parasol, claiming that it's the "Legendary Death-Shield of Rassilon".
  • Call-Back:
    • The Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS is stuck on ancient Gallifrey due to loss of mercury from the fluid links.
    • One of the things that influences the insane TARDIS's plan to destroy the multiverse is hearing "silence will fall" echoing through Eleven's timeline.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Nardole says that the Doctor has more lives than a cat nun.
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    • Jenny tried to reach the Doctor on Trenzalore, but was blocked by the barrier.
    • The Eleventh Doctor persuades Rassilon of the dangers of validium.
    • The Eleventh Doctor sooths a proto-TARDIS with a Venusian lullaby.
    • The TARDIS art gallery from "The Invasion of Time" is seen again.
    • Ten would rather not tell Jenny what happened to Donna.
  • Crisis Crossover: With many Doctors appearing and the fate of the universe at stake, the Doctor is facing the Void itself.
  • Deadline News: Trinity Wells gets possessed by void energy during a newscast.
  • Demonic Possession: Those affected by white void energy become avatars of its source, intending to bring "peace" to others.
  • Fed to the Beast: The Silurian colony in River's special feed prisoners and rebels to a tyrannosaur.
  • The Glomp: Ten and Jenny when they meet and he discovers that she isn't dead.
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  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: A side effect of being taken over by white void energy.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Wildar in the River special is a Human/Zygon hybrid.
  • Head Desk: Bill bangs her head against the wall when Ten and Twelve leave her, Gabby and Cindy in the TARDIS.
  • Mistaken for Special Guest: The Tenth Doctor is mistaken for an official inspector on Poseidon Station.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Jenny's encounter with the Fifth Doctor with undertones that are referencing their actors relationship with each other.
    • In Part 3 of the crossover, the Eleventh Doctor inadvertently finds himself back during the early days of Time Lord society on Ancient Gallifrey - where he ends up meeting Rassilon and working as a test pilot on the earliest prototype TARDISes. He is referred to by the other Time Lords as 'the Other'. This is a reference of sorts to the 'Cartmel Masterplan' that began in the TV seasons 25-6 and continued through the Doctor Who New Adventures prose novels, which was based on the idea that the Doctor was the reincarnation of 'the Other', one of the founding fathers of Gallifrey alongside Rassilon and Omega.
  • Negative Space Wedgie: The white holes that are eating the universe.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Taken to an extreme in the Fourth Doctor special, in which due to the multiversal collapse the Doctor and Romana II have to deal with incursions into the main universe by more-powerful alternate universe versions of notorious unimpressive monsters the Quarks, the Krotons, and the Ogrons, all of whom have become their universes' dominant cultures due to, the Doctor theorises, neither he nor the Daleks existing in them.
  • Shout-Out:
    • St. Luke's University has a "Terrance Dicks Library".
    • Alice alludes to the number of "impossible things" she can accept before breakfast.
    • On ancient Gallifrey, Eleven claims to be a simple cheesemaker.
    • After Romana's parasol is destroyed, she laments that it was a gift from Emmeline Pankhurst.
    • Bill compares the energy bolts fired by the void-possessed people with Sith Lightning from Star Wars.
  • Stable Time Loop: The Eleventh Doctor traces the destructive new dimension back to its source point in time and space, and ends up inadvertently catalysing its creation.
  • Subverted Catchphrase: The Cybermen attacking Poseidon Station combine the Cyber slogan of "you will be like us" with the lost-dimension's Madness Mantra of "peace".
  • Take That!: The "Ogron Confederation of Planets" in the Fourth Doctor special have ship designs and uniforms that look suspiciously similar to the Federation in Star Trek: The Original Series, but turn out to be violent imperialists under a humanitarian mask. The Doctor describes them as "plain thuggery hiding behind rules and regulations to justify itself".
  • Talking the Monster to Death: The prototype TARDIS is finally persuaded not to destroy the multiverse by all the different versions of the Doctor's TARDIS.
  • Vanishing Village: Jenny discovered an ancient Gallifreyan bowship on an asteroid that was appearing and disappearing due to the effects of the bowship's malfunctioning drive.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The ending doesn't explain how Eleven's TARDIS got off of ancient Gallifrey, which would seem to be a major concern.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Let's see, an entire dimension is destroying all of time and space while taking on the appropriate appearance of a white void. Is it just me or does that ring a bell?
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The threat in the void is actually a traumatised, insane prototype TARDIS from ancient Gallifrey, trying to destroy the multiverse to give everyone "peace".
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