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Great Warfor other, similarly-named pages.
The Unbound Doctor told Bernice Summerfield that he had tried to help from the sidelines, but there was no way to stop the devastation (or if there was, he had forgotten it in the shifting of the timelines). However, Mandeville claimed that the Doctor had been a main participant, called the "cautious warrior" for his strategy of sidling up to his enemies and cowardly stabbing them in the back. (AUDIO: The Library in the Body) The Doctor did try to help his people during the War, but found they wouldn’t take his advice. (AUDIO: Asking for a Friend) He also worked with the Unbound Master but ultimately abandoned him, deeming his plan too insane. (AUDIO: The Emporium At The End)
During the fighting, a human colony named itself Planet X and the government drew up legislation to make the planet as boring as possible, reflected in the architecture which consisted of cubes, everyone was assigned a number instead of a name, in the hopes of escaping the attention of the combatants. (AUDIO: Planet X)
The War ended when the combatants ran out of weapons and galaxies. None of the survivors could remember what it was about. The universe was dying (AUDIO: The Library in the Body) though the Doctor had managed to buy it a few more centuries by sacrificing some of his memories. (AUDIO: The Emporium At The End) Since everyone before him in the line of succession had been killed, as all his people were dead, the Doctor was left as Ruler of the Universe. (AUDIO: The Library in the Body)