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      In the late 3rd century, the Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Altea Orsi visited Wales to investigate why time had changed so that Milan in 1925 was a futuristic city and the Earth was a dead planet. They traced the cause to Giovanni Lucio, a futurist selected by the Hajor to help Massimo conquer the Roman Empire. (COMIC: The Futurists)

      An incarnation of the Doctor was in Constantinople this century, outwitting Fenric for the first time. (TV: The Curse of Fenric) The Cult of Demnos was believed to have died out in this century. (TV: The Masque of Mandragora)

      As with most centuries of the first two millennia, the 3rd century was home to Jack Harkness, Amy Pond and an Auton duplicate of Rory Williams. A version of Jack from around the time of the deaths of Toshiko Sato and Owen Harper existed in this century, having been buried alive in the 1st century by his brother, Gray. He perpetually died and resurrected an unknown number of times in an earthen tomb underneath Cardiff. (TV: Exit Wounds) Meanwhile, a near-dead Amy Pond was kept alive inside the Pandorica, beginning in the 2nd century. An Auton version of Rory kept vigil near her the entire time. They both awaited a moment in the mid-1990s when a young Amelia Pond would touch the outside of the Pandorica and restore Amy to full health. (TV: The Big Bang)

      It was substantially unclear whether the events of the subsequent Big Bang Two erased Amy and Rory's presence in the 3rd century. This ambiguity was caused, in part, because the non-Auton, married Rory Williams claimed to have remembered being "made of plastic" at his wedding reception, suggesting that, at least inasmuch as he was concerned, he and Amy were present in the 3rd century. (TV: The Big Bang) Amy seemed to also remember those events, and displayed a fondness for the Auton Rory both during her honeymoon (TV: A Christmas Carol) and during a kind of lullaby to her newborn child Melody Pond. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)

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