Biography[edit | edit source]
A half-human and half-Homeworlder hybrid was resurrected in the City of the Saved, which he viewed as "at best a partial Omega Point for the universe, a poor and paltry thing compared with what we might one day help it become". To help accomplish this vision, he became the founder and "Grandfather" of House Halfling, which campaigned for the rights of the City's part-human underclass.
Grandfather Halfling was a reclusive figure, and The Book of the War speculated that he spent most of his time outside the City. However, he recruited Amanda Legend Lefcourt first to spy for House Halfling and later to represent its interests in the Chamber of Residents. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
The Grandfather was also associated with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Remakes, having known V. M. McCrimmon in her first life. Mail to the Grandfather was sent to the SPCR Mission at South Gate, including one "hello to the world" postcard sent by the actualised potential of a blonde woman with a connection to the Grandfather. (PROSE: Postscript)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- Though creator Philip Purser-Hallard said, "I for one regard the question as far from settled," The Book of the War implied that Grandfather Halfling was the Doctor, who was first said to be half-human in the 1996 TV movie. Regardless of whether he was the Doctor or not, Purser-Hallard noted that, based on the explicit and implied connections with Amanda Legend Lefcourt and Melicia Clutterbuck, Halfling apparently enjoyed "the company of academically-minded young women with altruistic aspirations".