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Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla was a famous human inventor from the 20th century. (TV: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror)


At some point of his life Nikola Tesla immigrated to America. He had four cents to his name, but was robbed on the journey. Nevertheless, he was still excited, thinking that he would prosper and his ideas would live. (TV: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror)

He once allowed half a million volts of electricity to pass through himself, and walked away unscathed. The Eighth Doctor observed from the audience. (PROSE: The Banquo Legacy)

Tesla was hired by Edison Machine Works, where he worked for fellow inventor Thomas Edison. He worked for a year on his employer's electrical generator after taking one of his comments literally. After finishing work, Tesla was disappointed by only being offered a small raise, (TV: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror) resulting in a fight on 30 March 1884. (PROSE: Wardenclyffe) He stormed out of Edison Machine Works and embarked on his own business ventures, resulting in a bitter rivalry between himself and Edison. (TV: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror)

Professor Elliot Payne brought Tesla to the 1890s to assist him with his time travel experiments. He later helped Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot to stop Payne, by allowing them to gain access to Payne's base. (AUDIO: Chronoclasm)

In the early 1900s, Tesla transferred most of his work from New York City to his laboratory in Wardenclyffe. In 1903, he intercepted the Mars signal with his Teslascope there and later signalled back. He also was planning the Wardenclyffe Power Plant Prototype as a part of his World Wireless System project. However, his ideas were opposed by the public and protesters gathered in front of his New York laboratory, labelling the alternating current as "death current".

Tesla built the Niagara Generator and held a presentation for the inventors, asking for an investment of 50000 dollars, but they were not willing to pay him. Shortly afterwards, he was targeted by the Skithra, who required an engineer and believed him the greatest scientist on Earth due to him responding to their signal. The Thirteenth Doctor and her friends helped him evade the Skithra and they worked together at Wardenclyffe to fight back against them using Edison’s equipment there. (TV: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror) However, a paradox created by an encounter between the Thirteenth and Tenth Doctors in 1969 rewrote this event, so the Skithra now succeeded in kidnapping Tesla and Edison. The Tenth Doctor, along with Rose and the Thirteenth Doctor’s companions, freed the two scientists from the Skithra and the Thirteenth Doctor brought them back to Earth in the TARDIS. Tesla and Edison agreed to never to speak of this event again. (COMIC: Alternating Current)

On one occasion, Tesla helped the Seventh Doctor and Melanie Bush defeat the Vardans. (AUDIO: Maker of Demons)

According to the Thirteenth Doctor, Tesla died penniless, (TV: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror) in 1943. (PROSE: History's Finest)


As recalled by the Thirteenth Doctor, though Tesla was left behind by history, his vision of wireless energy and a connected world was realised following his death. (TV: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror)

One member of the Collective of the Retconning Crocodiles once told Auteur that he thought that while the Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids were "inconsequential fools", their Creator was nevertheless a genius, and when he put it into terms for Auteur, he said that the Creator was the equivalent of "a lovechild of Urizen and Nikola Tesla" if that child had then "pursued a double career in robotics and biodata-manipulation". (PROSE: Resurrection of the Author)

City of the Saved[]

Tesla was a popular celebrity after his resurrection in the City of the Saved. He was resurrected without his famous moustache, so he was forced to wear a fake one to appease audiences. (PROSE: The Isis Method)

Alternate realities and timelines[]

Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart once encountered a version of Tesla from an alternate reality. (PROSE: The Schizoid Earth)