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Anne Travers was the daughter, and second child, of Margaret Travers and Professor Edward Travers, and the scientific advisor to the British Army's fight against the Great Intelligence and its Robot Yeti in the London Underground.

Biography Edit

Anne was born on 28 October 1937, eighteen months after her brother, Alun Travers. Her mother died in 1943. (PROSE: Night of the Intelligence) She took after her mother's side of the family in appearance, but took after her father in personality. (PROSE: One Cold Step)

Professor Rachel Jensen was one of her lecturers at the University of Cambridge. Her classmates included Allison Williams and Ruth Ingram. (PROSE: The Scales of Injustice)She was also friends with Liz Shaw. (PROSE: Mind of Stone, The Enfolded Time) Another one of her teachers was Professor Watkins who described her as a "brilliant girl". (TV: The Invasion)

Anne and her father helped the Second Doctor defeat the malevolent entity. (TV: The Web of Fear)

After the London Event, she was retained by the British Army and sequestered to a secret vault in Northumberland to help develop new defensive weapons based on the remains of the Great Intelligence's technologies. She devised two machines, one based on the device she developed with the Doctor previously, which interrupted the Great Intelligence's control of Yeti. Another device, labelled a "web destructor" by Major Douglas, was able to evaporate the Great Intelligence's web. Both devices were used in the Cornish village of Bledoe. (PROSE: The Forgotten Son)

She became highly suspicious of the Vault and its true agenda, and as acting as a spy inside it for General Oliver Hamilton. (PROSE: Beast of Fang Rock) After a Vault Citadel had been captured, she was taken out to work for the Home-Army Fifth Operational Corps and quickly grew frustrated that without a proper lab during the move to Dolerite Base, she had nothing to do for weeks. She went out to investigate BLIMEY with Samson Ware mainly out of boredom. (PROSE: Moon Blink, The Showstoppers)

During this time she maintained contact with William Bishop, and eventually realised the depth of her feeling for him. Upon the advice of her friend, Ruth McGrath, Anne finally asked Bishop out on a date, and they officially became an 'item'. (PROSE: Moon Blink, The Lost Skin, Mind of Stone, Night of the Intelligence, The Daughters of Earth, The Dreamer's Lament)

Tragedy struck in January 1970, when her father's mind was consumed by the Great Intelligence. He was 'saved' by Thonmi Rinpoche, and Anne was able to say goodbye to him on the astral plane. However, it took her a few months to find a way to deal with the loss, and it wasn't until March that she felt able to finally tell her brother, and their family, about Edward's death. They held a funeral service for him on Wednesday 25th March. (PROSE: Night of the Intelligence, The Dreamer's Lament)

She built a healthy friendship with Sally Wright, and was there to support her following the end of Sally's relationship with Lethbridge-Stewart. (PROSE: The Dreamer's Lament)

Three years later, Anne and her father visited the United States for a year, letting out his home in London to Professor Watkins and his niece Isobel. (TV: The Invasion) Part of the reason for the trip was the help establish the scientific arm of the US side of UNIT, working alongside Major Adrienne Kramer. (PROSE: Night of the Intelligence)

She succeeded Jensen as chief scientific advisor to the Cabinet in 1981, serving in that position for eighteen years.

Anne and Bishop were married 1989 and had a son, Samuel. They will still married by 2017. (PROSE: The Enfolded Time, The Slow Invasion, The Two Brigadiers, Avatars of the Intelligence) In late 1989, she visited America with her father, leaving the care of Owain Lethbridge-Stewart in the hands of Liz Shaw. (PROSE: The Enfolded Time)

On 31 December 1999, Dame Anne Travers OBE, believing that Ashley Chapel was planning to summon the Great Intelligence, attempted to stop him, accidentally causing London to transform into a mystical realm in which she was the "Hierophant Anastasia". She later sacrificed herself to restore London to normal. (PROSE: Millennial Rites)

In November 2011, after the Brigadier attended the funeral of Joan Pemberton, Anne and Bill visited him at the nursing home. They believed him about the Gnome he found, and were astral projected through time along with the Brigadier. Anne initially arrived in London 1969, during the London Event, in the body of Rachel Ashcroft. She attempted to pervert the course of history by saving her father from the influence of the Great Intelligence. She sought the help of Ruby Slant, and later learned that she had always been a part of events and was the reason Rachel was killed during the Event. [PROSE: Scary Monsters, Fear of the Web]

In 2017, Dame Anne Bishop helped Lucy Wilson save London from the Great Intelligence. (PROSE: Avatars of the Intelligence)

Alternate timeline Edit

In an alternative timeline where the Doctor was shot by Colonel Pemberton, Anne's mind was subsumed by the Intelligence and her body used as its host. (PROSE: Legacies)

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