Tardis

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Geb (Ozymandias)

Geb was the father of Sutekh, Nephthys and Osiris.

Geb was resentful of the Great Houses, not only due to his mistrustfulness with regards to the entire business of time travel, but also because he had been grievously wounded during the early friction between the Houses and the Osirian Court. Taking to the field himself, half of his face was burned off by Lolita, then fighting on the Great Houses' side alongside the War King. (AUDIO: The Judgment of Sutekh) According to a legend known to Bernice Summerfield, the Box of Ra was an artefact that contained several objects, including a rod and a lock of hair. When the box was opened in the court of Geb, a bolt of fire, described by scholars as "the breath of the Divine Serpent", emerged, killing the entire court, except for Geb himself, who was gravely burned. (PROSE: The Sword of Forever) Notably, Sutekh once referred to "the serpents of the Great Houses" as the forces he had had to oppose to ensure the safety of the Osirians. (AUDIO: Coming to Dust)

Geb presided over a tribunal held in a pyramid on Mars to decide whether Sutekh or Horus should rule the Osirian Court. It ended when they agreed to decide with ritual combat. (AUDIO: Ozymandias)

After the tribunal, Geb received a call from Cousin Justine telling him to search the area around the pyramid. There he found Sutekh, nearly dead. He buried his son beneath the pyramid until a more suitable place could be found. During the ceremony for Sutekh's burial, Geb found out from Corwyn Marne that Sutekh had been seen alive and heading for Earth. He followed Sutekh — earlier from Sutekh's perspective than the burial — and became confused by the non-linearity of the battle. Sutekh was angered at the very idea that he could lose the battle, and attacked his father. Sutekh took Geb to Geb's temple in Ancient Egypt, and left him there, wounded. (AUDIO: The Judgment of Sutekh)

Behind the scenes[]

Lawrence Miles's notes described Geb as "a cross between Brian Blessed and John Henshaw". Before Edward de Souza's casting, it was originally intended that the part should go to David Bradley, who had yet to become a household name to Doctor Who fans as the "new" First Doctor. (REF: Downtime – The Lost Years of Doctor Who)

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