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| individual name = Gillian Roberts
 
 
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| race = [[Human]]
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| species = Human
| home planet = [[Earth]]
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| origin = [[Earth]]
| home era = [[20th century]]
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| only = Time and Relative (novel)
| appearances = [[TN]]: ''[[Time and Relative]]''
 
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}}'''{{PAGENAME}}''' was a close friend of [[Susan Foreman]] and [[John Brent]] at [[Coal Hill School]].
'''{{PAGENAME}}''' was a close friend of [[Susan Foreman]] and [[John Brent]] at [[Coal Hill School]].
 
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
Susan met Gillian not long after starting going to [[Coal Hill School]]. Susan and Gillian began hanging out together and, with the weather gradually getting colder, they began to make [[snowman|snowmen]] together.
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Gillian was intelligent and a natural leader, but did not perform well in a classroom environment. Abuse at the hands of her father made her highly suspicious of authority. She was frequently disciplined by the teachers at [[Coal Hill School]], including at least one incident of "the Strap", administered by Mr [[Grange]]; she was also the only girl ever to have been caned at Coal Hill.
   
She and Susan would often encounter bully named [[Francis Minto]]. "F.M." had a history of destroying the snowmen they made. One day in particular, however, the snowman he attacked did not des integrate, but water came to life, and started attacking him. He was put in the hospital after this ordeal, and Susan and Gillian were punished with detention for a week.
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Susan met Gillian not long after starting Coal Hill School in [[1963]]. Susan and Gillian began hanging out together. When weather got colder, they made [[snowman|snowmen]] together.
   
One night Gillian and Susan went off to a club attempting to pass off as adults. There they met [[Zack (Time and Relative)|Zack]], a bike rider who tricked Susan into admitting that they were too young to be there.
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She and Susan would often encounter a bully named [[Francis Minto]]. "F.M." liked to destroy their snowmen.
   
Upon turning 16, she left school and left to marry [[Zack (Time and Relative)|Zack]], much to the annoyance of [[John Brent|John]]. ([[TN]]: ''[[Time and Relative]]'')
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One day, however, the snowman he attacked did not disintegrate. It came to life and attacked him. He was put in the hospital after this ordeal and Susan and Gillian were punished with detention for a week.
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One day, more snowmen came to life and attacked the teachers and children before school started, killing many of them. They left the school in search of Susan's grandfather, who she hoped would be able to help.
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One night Gillian and Susan went off to a club, trying to pass as adults. There they met [[Zack (Time and Relative)|Zack]], a bike rider who tricked Susan into admitting that they were too young to be there.
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She planned to leave school to marry Zack when she turned sixteen. This annoyed [[John Brent|John]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Time and Relative]]'')
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
She enjoyed giving nicknames to the people she knew. She would often call John "The Martian" and Susan "Forehead." She was also a skilled fighter, often getting into school fights. She found it hard to be grateful for John's father's sacrifice to save her life, calling him "crazy."
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She enjoyed giving nicknames to the people she knew. She called John "the Martian" and Susan "Forehead."
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She often got into fights at school and often won. She found it hard to be grateful for John's father's sacrifice to save her life, calling him "crazy."
   
Over the time of the Cold's existance on Earth, Susan and Gillian's friendship soured. When it came to the exsist ance of the [[human]] race, she used Susan's life as a threat to get the [[First Doctor]] to help them. ([[TN]]: ''[[Time and Relative]]'')
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During the [[The Cold (Time and Relative)|Cold's]] occupation of London, Susan and Gillian's friendship soured. She used Susan's life as a threat to get the [[First Doctor]] to help them. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Time and Relative (novel)|Time and Relative]]'')
   
== Behind the Scenes ==
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== Behind the scenes ==
* Gillian was named after [[John and Gillian|Gillian]], the granddaughter and companion of the [[First Doctor]] in the [[TV Comic]] series.
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* Susan's friends Gillian Roberts and [[John Brent]] appear to have been named in reference to [[John Who|John]] and [[Gillian Who|Gillian]], [[the Doctor]]'s grandchildren who served to replace Susan in the 1960's [[TV Comic]] ''Doctor Who'' stories due to rights issues. However, as ''Time and Relative''{{'}}s John and Gillian are not siblings, nor show any signs of sharing a grandfather with Susan, they cannot be considered to be the same individuals in-universe. Interestingly, in [[COMIC]]: ''[[A Christmas Story (comic story)|A Christmas Story]]'', the original Gillian encountered "killer snowmen"-type monsters, just like her ''Time and Relative'' counterpart.
* It is interesting to note that both this Gillian and her comic counterpart had encountered killer snowmen. ([[TVC]]: ''[[A Christmas Story]]'')
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Latest revision as of 03:08, July 5, 2020

Gillian Roberts was a close friend of Susan Foreman and John Brent at Coal Hill School.

Biography Edit

Gillian was intelligent and a natural leader, but did not perform well in a classroom environment. Abuse at the hands of her father made her highly suspicious of authority. She was frequently disciplined by the teachers at Coal Hill School, including at least one incident of "the Strap", administered by Mr Grange; she was also the only girl ever to have been caned at Coal Hill.

Susan met Gillian not long after starting Coal Hill School in 1963. Susan and Gillian began hanging out together. When weather got colder, they made snowmen together.

She and Susan would often encounter a bully named Francis Minto. "F.M." liked to destroy their snowmen.

One day, however, the snowman he attacked did not disintegrate. It came to life and attacked him. He was put in the hospital after this ordeal and Susan and Gillian were punished with detention for a week.

One day, more snowmen came to life and attacked the teachers and children before school started, killing many of them. They left the school in search of Susan's grandfather, who she hoped would be able to help.

One night Gillian and Susan went off to a club, trying to pass as adults. There they met Zack, a bike rider who tricked Susan into admitting that they were too young to be there.

She planned to leave school to marry Zack when she turned sixteen. This annoyed John. (PROSE: Time and Relative)

Personality Edit

She enjoyed giving nicknames to the people she knew. She called John "the Martian" and Susan "Forehead."

She often got into fights at school and often won. She found it hard to be grateful for John's father's sacrifice to save her life, calling him "crazy."

During the Cold's occupation of London, Susan and Gillian's friendship soured. She used Susan's life as a threat to get the First Doctor to help them. (PROSE: Time and Relative)

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Susan's friends Gillian Roberts and John Brent appear to have been named in reference to John and Gillian, the Doctor's grandchildren who served to replace Susan in the 1960's TV Comic Doctor Who stories due to rights issues. However, as Time and Relative's John and Gillian are not siblings, nor show any signs of sharing a grandfather with Susan, they cannot be considered to be the same individuals in-universe. Interestingly, in COMIC: A Christmas Story, the original Gillian encountered "killer snowmen"-type monsters, just like her Time and Relative counterpart.
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