Second Doctor


Time Lord

Place Of Origin:


First Seen In:

The Tenth Planet (Doctor Who)

Main Actor:

Patrick Troughton

List Of Companions:



Previous Incarnation:

First Doctor

Following Incarnation:

Third Doctor

Last Seen In:

The Time Well: Part Two (Rebirth Story)

Cause Of Regeneration:

Forced to change his appearance by Time Lord court order.

Though outwardly warm, bumbling, and clownish, the Second Doctor also had a darker, more cunning aspect to his personality — one which he usually kept hidden in order to carry out his plans. Regenerating when his first incarnation gave in to old age and fatigue following his fight with the Cybermen, this new incarnation was the product of the Doctor's first regeneration.

He travelled with a number of companions, starting with his previous incarnation's last companions, Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, before adding Highland Scot Jamie McCrimmon to the TARDIS. After a while, Ben and Polly left, to be replaced by Victoria Waterfield, a woman orphaned by the Daleks. In time, she too left, and the Doctor made a new friend in the mentally gifted Zoe Heriot. At some point, he also travelled with his grandchildren, John and Gillian.

His adventures came to an end when he called on his people for help with the evil machinations of the War Lord. Though the Time Lords did indeed render assistance, they also condemned him to exile on Earth and a new body for breaking their non-interference policy many times over. The Celestial Intervention Agency was able to stay the execution of this sentence for a while in exchange for the Doctor providing his services to them. During these later years of his life, the Second Doctor variously carried out covert operations for the CIA and lived in luxury and fame in the heart of 1960s London. Eventually, though, Time Lord justice reasserted itself, and the Doctor was indeed forced to regenerate into his third body.

The Doctor would once again be forced into a regeneration by the Time Lords during his Eighth Incarnation which is how the Shalka Doctor is born.

Doctor Who Rebirth AdventuresEdit

During his Second Incarnation he would encounter a deadly enemy known as Anachronites who would use the bodies of humans as nesting vessels for their offspring. He encountered them on Earth in 1963 in Austin, Texas. He learned of their plot to take over the planet by using every human as a birthing unit, and ended up stopping them by flooding their nesting chambers and effectively committing genocide.

He wouldn't encounter them again until the year 2015 in Cardiff during his Tenth Incarnation, but had no memory of them due to regeneration sickness having just regenerated. (Rebirth Story: The Red Webs)

The Second Doctor along with his previous, and future incarnations was one of the versions of The Doctor captured by the Timelords and imprisoned on Gallifrey, with all of them in a single cell in the hopes that the paradoxes would destroy all of The Doctor's lives. (The Time Well: Part Two)

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