A multi-Doctor story is a story featuring two or more different incarnations of the Doctor. There are several different ways a "multi-Doctor story" can be defined; here, stories are sorted according to several different definitions. This list includes stories with flashbacks, but excludes stories featuring only pictures or archive footage of other incarnations.
Note: Some stories fall into multiple categories. For instance, though the War, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, and alternate Twelfth Doctors appear in COMIC: Four Doctors, the Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, and alternate Twelfth Doctors interact directly; the War Doctor appears only in a flashback separate from the rest; and while the Ninth Doctor is in the same location as his three successors, he does not notice them. For the purposes of this list, Four Doctors is listed three times.
In series 10, The Doctor Falls acted as both a multi-Doctor story with a brief appearance by the First Doctor at the end and a multi-Master story as it featured the Harold Saxon incarnation of the Master and the Missy incarnation.
Direct encounters[edit | edit source]
In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Doctor encounter each other directly, either in person, through a screen, through a phone, through a psychic link, etc. Italicisation means that the relevant Doctor did not directly encounter another Doctor in the story.
Separate narratives[edit | edit source]
In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Doctor appear in the same story, but at least one does not encounter other incarnation(s) as they are in separate times and/or places. This includes flashbacks and audio/video recordings of a separate incarnation.
Close proximity[edit | edit source]
In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Doctor are in the same time and place, but do not encounter each other. This includes scenarios where one incarnation sees another incarnation without the latter incarnation's knowledge.
|1992||PROSE: Dream a Little Dream for Me||2||7|
|1994||PROSE: The Golden Door||1||6|
|1996||PROSE: Damaged Goods||7||8|
|2003||PROSE: Notre Dame du Temps||4||7||8|
|2004||PROSE: Never Seen Cairo||5||7|
|2004||PROSE: The Little Things||1||4|
|2006||PROSE: DS Al Fine||6||8|
|2007||AUDIO: The 100 Days of the Doctor||5||6||7||8|
|2010||AUDIO: The Time Vampire||3||4|
|2012||AUDIO: The Butcher of Brisbane||5||x|
|2013||AUDIO: Night of the Whisper||9||11|
|2013||COMIC: Time Trick||1||11|
|2015||AUDIO: The End of the Line||6||x|
|2015||AUDIO: The Red House||6||x|
|2015||COMIC: Four Doctors||W||9||10||11||12||x|
|2016||COMIC: A Stitch in Time||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12|
|2016||COMIC: A Matter of Life and Death||8||12|
|2016||PROSE: The Christmas Inversion||3||10|
|2017||AUDIO: The Jago & Litefoot Revival||10||11|
|2018||COMIC: Where's the Doctor?||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13|
Manifestation[edit | edit source]
In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Doctor are in the same story, but some are manifestations inside the Doctor's mind, in a dream, created by the Matrix, in a video game, etc.
(Bold denotes the real incarnations in the story.)
Regeneration[edit | edit source]
In these stories, the Doctor regenerates into their next incarnation.
|1966||TV: The Tenth Planet||1||2|
|1974||TV: Planet of the Spiders||3||4|
|1984||TV: The Caves of Androzani||5||6|
|1988||TV: Time and the Rani||6||7|
|1995||PROSE: Millennial Rites||6||x|
|1996||TV: Doctor Who||7||8|
|1999||TV: The Curse of Fatal Death||x|
|2003||AUDIO: Full Fathom Five||x|
|2005||TV: The Parting of the Ways||9||10|
|2008||AUDIO: Seven Keys to Doomsday||x|
|2010||TV: The End of Time||10||11|
|2013||TV: The Night of the Doctor||8||W|
|2013||TV: The Time of the Doctor||11||12|
|2015||AUDIO: The Brink of Death||6||7|
|2017||TV: Twice Upon a Time||1||2||12||13|
|2018||COMIC: The Many Lives of Doctor Who||12||13|
|2020||TV: The Timeless Children||x|
|2020||PROSE: Doctor Who and the Time War||8||9|
Retro-regeneration[edit | edit source]
In these stories, the Doctor temporarily retro-regenerates (i.e. is de-aged) into past incarnation(s).
|1994||PROSE: State of Change||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|2015||COMIC: The Fountains of Forever||9||10|
|2015||COMIC: The Then and the Now ||1||W||11||x|
|2016||COMIC: Running to Stay Still||2||3||5||7||8||9||10||11||12|
|2017||AUDIO: The Lost Magic||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||W||9||10||11||12|
Same incarnation twice[edit | edit source]
In these stories, two or more of the same incarnation of the Doctor appear.
|1965||TV: The Space Museum||1|
|1972||TV: Day of the Daleks||3|
|1974||COMIC: Who's Who?||3||x|
|2005||TV: Father's Day||9|
|2009||AUDIO: Mary's Story||8|
|2009||AUDIO: The Eternal Summer||5||x|
|2010||TV: Flesh and Stone||11|
|2010||TV: The Big Bang||11|
|2010||AUDIO: A Death in the Family||7|
|2011||HOMEVID: Last Night||11|
|2013||AUDIO: The Wrong Doctors||6|
|2013||TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS||11|
|2015||TV: Before the Flood||12|
|2015||TV: Heaven Sent||12|
|2015||TV: Hell Bent||12|
|2017||AUDIO: Vortex Ice||6|
|2018||PROSE: The Veil||12|
|2019||AUDIO: Harry Houdini's War||6|
Duplicates[edit | edit source]
In these stories, the Doctor meets a duplicated version of themself.
|1965||TV: The Chase||1|
|1966||TV: The Savages||1|
|1975||TV: The Android Invasion||4|
|1977||TV: The Face of Evil||4|
|1977||TV: The Invisible Enemy||4|
|1980||TV: The Leisure Hive||4|
|1984||TV: The Caves of Androzani||5|
|1995||PROSE: Head Games||7|
|2000||PROSE: The Android Maker of Calderon IV||3||4|
|2003||AUDIO: Project: Lazarus||6||7|
|2004||PROSE: Sometime Never...||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|2008||COMIC: Quarsian Mission / Android of Death||10|
|2008||TV: Journey's End||10|
|2008||AUDIO: Brotherhood of the Daleks||6|
|2011||TV: The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People||11|
|2011||AUDIO: The Silver Turk||8|
|2011||AUDIO: The Hexford Invasion / Survivors in Space||2||4|
|2012||AUDIO: The Oseidon Adventure||4|
|2013||COMIC: John Smith and the Common Men||11|
|2015||AUDIO: The Founding Fathers / The Locked Room||1|
|2015||TV: Under the Lake / Before the Flood||12|
|2017||AUDIO: Dalek Soul||5|
Lookalikes[edit | edit source]
In these stories, the Doctor encounters people, who physically resemble them. At least on one occasion, he claimed to unintentionally "chosen the face" of a person whom he met in the past, as "a reminder". (TV: The Girl Who Died)
Imposters[edit | edit source]
In these stories, the Doctor encounters people, who alter their appearance to look like them or just claim to be another of their incarnations.
Invalid stories[edit | edit source]
Multi-Doctor stories, of any type, that are not considered valid sources. This also includes stories in which fictionalised versions of the actors who portrayed the Doctor appear.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- The Valeyard
- The Father of Time
- A future incarnation of the Doctor
- Alternate Second Doctor.
- Many alternate versions of the Doctor.
- The Doctor's last incarnation
- Future Doctor and alternate Eighth Doctor.
- Many alternate versions of the Eighth Doctor.
- The Curator
- Alternate Twelfth Doctor
- The First and Twelfth Doctor regenerate into their respective successors, who do not meet another incarnation.
- The "Fugitive" Doctor
- The Other
- A Doctor described as a "small, dishevelled man with an air of sadness." This may be the Second or Seventh Doctor.
- Alternate Third Doctor
- Alternate Eighth Doctor
- It is unclear what incarnation of the Doctor has materialised in the TARDIS in front of the copy of Sara Kingdom.
- The Twelfth Doctor does not encounter any other incarnations.
- The War Doctor does not encounter any other incarnations.
- A time distortion causes the First Doctor and the Curator appear around the Eleventh Doctor. The War Doctor does not encounter any other incarnations.
- The Thirteenth Doctor on the cliff.
- One of the first four incarnations.
- The Ninth Doctor is in the same room as his next three successors, but he does not see them.
- The Watcher.
- Alternate Doctor talks to the vision of her pevious incarnation.
- The Eighth Doctor sees the First Doctor, Merlin, the Valeyard and other possible future incarnations in the Tomorrow Window.
- The Dream Lord
- The First through Eleventh Doctor appear at the end looking at Gallifrey from a cloud.
- The "Fugitive" Doctor and various incarnations of the Timeless Child
- The Sixth Doctor temporarily regenerates into the Valeyard.
- Alternate Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctor, one regenerating into another in course of one story.
- Alternate Doctor regenerates into his next incarnation.
- An unnumbered Doctor regenerates into his next incarnation.
- Various incarnations of the Timeless Child
- This story, originally written before Russell T Davies learned of Steven Moffat's plans for The Day of the Doctor, depicts the Eighth Doctor regenerating directly into a Ninth Doctor of ambiguous identity, though implied to be Christopher Eccleston's televised incarnation..
- Alternate Third Doctor
- Alternate Fifth Doctor
- Resembles the Doctor (Seven Keys to Doomsday)
- Resembles the Doctor (Full Fathom Five)
- Resembles the Doctor (Auld Mortality)
- Resembles the Doctor (Party Animals) and the Doctor (Exile)
- Resembles the Doctor (Sympathy for the Devil)
- Resembles the Doctor (Exile)
- Resembles the First Doctor
- Resembles the Dream Lord
- The "Batman" Doctor.
- Peter Cushing's Dr. Who.
- Three unique incarnations: one patterned after Oliver Reed, another after Sylvester Stallone, and yet a third after Ronald Reagan.
- An alternative version of the Seventh Doctor, not played by Sylvester McCoy.
- Twelve Academy-era Doctors, and also the final regeneration of the Doctor.
- Five alternative Eighth Doctors (1, 2, 3, 4 and Batman).
- An imaginary Eighth Doctor "played" by Bruce Forsyth.
- The Richard E Grant Doctor, Rowan Atkinson Doctor, "Party Animals" Doctor, Dr. Who, and the Valeyard.
- Tony Ingham/Sao Til briefly pretended to be a new incarnation of the Doctor.