Arrogant, dramatic, self-absorbed, driven and stubborn, the Sixth Doctor instantly believed himself superior to almost anyone he encountered. He would often browbeat others into submission with his savage wit and his grammarian's interest in language. Even so, his mercurial and flippant tendencies did not define the true heart of his persona. Beneath his thunderous and turbulent exterior, he was quite the opposite: a passionate, warm, virtuous and empathic individual.
He was profoundly difficult with his first companion, Peri Brown, whom he initially challenged for her use of American English and her as-yet-incomplete education. Indeed, during the early hours after his regeneration he also physically assaulted her, because the regenerative process had addled his mind to the point of paranoia. It took considerable time for himself and Peri to stop bickering and start behaving as genuine friends, but eventually the Sixth Doctor became someone she could rely upon. With enough distance from the regenerative event, she was able to look to the Doctor for strength after her mother's death.
Despite his bluster, the Sixth Doctor did possess great reserves of compassion. His gentler side began to blossom largely as a consequence of travelling with Evelyn Smythe, a university lecturer whose verbal dexterity was on a par with his own. Also helpful to this transition were Frobisher, a shapeshifting private eye who often masqueraded as a penguin, Melanie Bush, a brilliant computer programmer from late 80s, and Flip Jackson, a young woman from twenty-first century London.
A dominant feature of his life was yet another Time Lord trial. Though this one sought to blame him for a shifting docket of crimes, it in fact turned out to be an elaborate ruse. He later found himself in a reverse situation where he became the prosecutor against the Valeyard, the malicious being that had framed him in an attempt to steal his regenerations.
Long after this trial, The Doctor was dealt a fatal blow from The Rani causing him to regenerate into his next body.
Doctor Who Rebirth AdventuresEdit
The Sixth Doctor along with his previous, and future incarnations was 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)