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Adric was a companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. He grew up in another universe called E-Space. He died trying to stop Captain Briggs' freighter from crashing into Earth. (DW: Earthshock)


Early life on Alzarius

Adric was an Alzarian born on the planet Alzarius in the parallel universe of E-Space in the 32nd century. He was ranked as an elite and was awarded a gold star badge for mathematical excellence. His brother Varsh belonged to a gang of teenage thieves. Adric wanted to join them but was refused. Varsh asked him the embarkation question: "Where will you be when the starliner leaves Alzarius?" Adric replied he would be somewhere else entirely. This would prove to be true; he would be onboard the TARDIS when it took off. To prove himself to the gang, he tried to steal some riverfruit, but failed. (DW: Full Circle)

E-Space adventures

Adric stowed away on the TARDIS and was discovered by the Fourth Doctor and Romana. He pretended to share the agenda of the Three Who Rule, a trio of vampires who ruled over a small community. He tried to save Romana from being sacrificed but failed; both were saved by the Doctor. (DW: State of Decay)

After Romana


In the wake of K9 Mark II's departure, the Fourth Doctor and Adric enjoy the company of a replacement. (DWAN: Conundrum)

After Romana left, Adric and the Doctor travelled together. They left E-Space and entered the Doctor's universe. (DW: Warriors' Gate) The Doctor tolerated Adric. (PDA: Divided Loyalties) Soon after, they went to Traken and met Nyssa. They saved Traken from the Master and returned the Keepership to its rightful heir. (DW: The Keeper of Traken)

The Doctor assembled another version of K9, who joined them on their journeys. (DWAN: Inter-Galactic Cat, Conundrum, Planet of Paradise, Plague World, Just a Small Problem) At some point before the Fourth Doctor's attempt to fix the TARDIS' chameleon circuit, (DW: Logopolis), he sent this K9 to Sarah Jane Smith, care of her Aunt Lavinia. (K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend)

Adric and the Doctor encountered the Master again shortly after leaving Traken. Doctor made plans to use the mathematical skills of the Logopolitans to repair the faulty TARDIS chameleon circuit. They met Nyssa again, as well as Earth stewardess Tegan Jovanka, both of whom joined them on their travels. Although they again defeated the Master, the Doctor was badly injured. All three companions watched him regenerate. (DW: Logopolis)

With the Fifth Doctor


Adric in the Fifth Doctor's TARDIS (DW: Four to Doomsday)

Immediately after the Doctor's regeneration, the Master kidnapped Adric and held him in the Hadron web. The Master planned to use Adric's mathematical prowess to produce his own version of Block Transfer Computations. With this power, the Master made the town of Castrovalva as a trap for the Fifth Doctor. However, the Doctor saw through the Master's plan and rescued Adric. Without Adric in the web, the city began to collapse. The Doctor, Adric, Tegan and Nyssa escaped. The Master seemed to be destroyed in the city. (DW: Castrovalva)

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Adric dresses as a pirate for the Cranleigh Hall party. (DW: Black Orchid)

Adric's relationship with the Doctor deteriorated after the Fourth Doctor regenerated and Tegan and Nyssa began travelling in the TARDIS. (DW: Logopolis, Castrovalva) Adric believed the girls were a hindrance to his relationship with the Doctor. He also had a clear preference for the Fourth Doctor. (PDA: Divided Loyalties, DW: Earthshock )

Adric - Earthshock

Adric, seconds before his death. (DW: Earthshock)

Adric was often fiercely competitive, yet frustrated by his clumsiness. He struggled to find a useful role in the TARDIS crew. He finally told the Doctor he wanted to return to E-Space. After showing the Doctor his computations to engineer the return, Adric admitted he really wished to remain on the TARDIS. He was caught up in a failed plan of the Cybermen to bombard the Earth with with Briggs' freighter. He gave his life by remaining on board the crashing, time-travelling ship. With Adric onboard, it crashed into prehistoric Earth, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. (DW: Earthshock)


Just before he regenerated, the last word the Fifth Doctor said was "Adric?" (DW: The Caves of Androzani) Adric's death haunted the Doctor for many years. His tenth incarnation watched Adric die again -- this time as a manifestation of the TARDIS Matrix. (IDW: The Forgotten)

Alternate history

In an alternate version of these events, after the Fifth Doctor interfered to try to recover his TARDIS, his sub-consciousness helped Adric break the final logic code on the Cybermen's computer. This let Adric land - and survive - on Earth. Adric created a City of Excellence and ruled over a sentient race of scorpions which evolved in place of the dinosaurs. Adric created this world with Block Transfer Computations. Five hundred years later, Adric met the the Doctor and Nyssa. He accompanied them back to the Victorian era. Adric finally died after helping the Doctor recover his TARDIS from Thomas Brewster. (BFA: The Boy That Time Forgot)


Adric was a mathematical genius, and let everyone know it. He was proud of his Elite status. He wished be be accepted by his brother Varsh's gang, the Outlers, and tried to steal fruit to prove himself. When his brother died, he kept his belt, a symbol of Outler membership. (DW: Full Circle) He pretended to go along with the plans of the vampires in a ploy to rescue Romana, with whom he got on well. (DW: State of Decay) Aukon sensed Adric had the strength of spirit to survive becoming a vampire. (EDA: The Eight Doctors) He ultimately gave up his life by remaining on board Captain Briggs's freighter to prevent it from crashing into the Earth. He died holding his brother's belt. (DW: Earthshock)

Adric was fiercely loyal to the Doctor and had a generally amicable relationship with the Time Lord, who acted as his mentor. Adric was brave but clumsy and often annoying; he defied the Master (DW: The Keeper of Traken) and died trying to solve a math/computer problem. As he crashed to his death, unable to access the computer system to input his last mathematical calculation, he whined, "Now I'll never know if I was right." (DW: Earthshock)

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