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A multi-Master story is a story featuring two or more different incarnations of the Master. There are several different ways a "multi-Master 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.

Series 10's The Doctor Falls acted as both a multi-Master and multi-Doctor story as it featured the Twelfth Doctor and First Doctor as well as the Harold Saxon incarnation of the Master as well as the Missy incarnation.

Direct encounters

In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Master encounter each other directly, either in person, through a screen, through a phone, through a psychic link, etc. Italicisation means that the relevant Master did not directly encounter another Master in the story.

Year Story Hughes / Dreyfus Delgado Pratt / Beevers Ainley Roberts MacQueen Jacobi Simm Gomez Dhawan Other
1998 PROSE: The Face of the Enemy x x[1]
2016 AUDIO: The Two Masters x x
2016 COMIC: The Abominable Showmen / The Five Masters x x x x x
2017 TV: World Enough and Time / The Doctor Falls x x
2017 PROSE: Winning x x x x
2018 PROSE: Alit in Underland x x
2019 AUDIO: Day of the Master x x x x
2019 AUDIO: He Who Wins x x[2]

Separate narratives

In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Master 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 including flashbacks and audio/video recordings of a separate incarnation.

Year Story Hughes / Dreyfus Delgado Pratt / Beevers Ainley Roberts MacQueen Jacobi Simm Gomez Dhawan Other
1997 PROSE: The Eight Doctors x x x
2017 PROSE: The Unwanted Gift of Prophecy x x x x

Close proximity

In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Master 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.

Year Story Hughes / Dreyfus Delgado Pratt / Beevers Ainley Roberts MacQueen Jacobi Simm Gomez Dhawan Other
2013 PROSE: Harvest of Time x x x x x x x x x

Manifestation

In these stories, multiple incarnations of the Master are in the same story, but some are manifestations inside the Master's mind.

(Bold denotes the real incarnations in the story.)

Year Story Hughes / Dreyfus Delgado Pratt / Beevers Ainley Roberts MacQueen Jacobi Simm Gomez Dhawan Other
2007 TV: Utopia x x x x

Regenerations and body changes

In these stories, the Master regenerates into their next incarnation, or otherwise goes from one body to another.

Year Story Hughes / Dreyfus Delgado Pratt / Beevers Ainley Tzun Tipple Roberts MacQueen Jacobi Simm Gomez Dhawan Other
1981 TV: The Keeper of Traken x x[3]
1994 PROSE: First Frontier x x
1996 TV: Doctor Who x x[4]
1998 PROSE: Legacy of the Daleks x x[5]
2003 AUDIO: Sympathy for the Devil   x[6]
2006 PROSE: The Velvet Dark x x[7]
2007 TV: Utopia x x
2016 COMIC: Fast Asleep   x x[8]
2017 TV: The Doctor Falls x x[9]
2019 AUDIO: Day of the Master x  x

Duplicates

In these stories, the Master meets a duplicated version of themself.

Year Story Hughes / Dreyfus Delgado Pratt / Beevers Ainley Roberts MacQueen Jacobi Simm Gomez Dhawan Other
1997 GAME: Destiny of the Doctors / HOMEVID: Destiny of the Doctors x

Invalid stories

Year Story Hughes / Dreyfus Delgado Pratt / Beevers Ainley Roberts MacQueen Jacobi Simm Gomez Dhawan Other
2013 GAME: Legacy x x x x x

Footnotes

  1. Koschei (Inferno Earth)
  2. The Master (Sympathy for the Devil)
  3. Geoffrey Beevers's decayed incarnation of the Master merges with the body of Tremas to become a new Master. Though unconventional, some sources nevertheless term this a "regeneration".
  4. Gordon Tipple's ambiguous incarnation of the Master is killed and his essence steals a human's body.
  5. The Roger Delgado Master's body is twisted into Pratt's decaying incarnation by a backfiring Tissue Compression Eliminator combined with a matter transmuter, with no regeneration involved.
  6. Alternate Master regenerates into his next incarnation.
  7. After being reverted to the decayed Geoffrey Beevers version by the Time Lords following The Five Doctors, the Master steals enough regeneration energy from the Fifth Doctor to turn himself into Anthony Ainley's Master for the second time.
  8. A "child version" of the Master regenerates into Jacobi's incarnation.
  9. John Simm's Master is killed and sent on his way to regenerate, with both him and Missy believing he is about to regenerate into Missy, but the regeneration is not completed on-screen, preserving a measure of ambiguity.
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