Creating the Doom Coalition Edit
Upon taking the office of Lord Cardinal in the High Council, Padrac used his newfound access to the Matrix to "see what surprises tomorrow held". He discovered that in almost every projection of Gallifrey's future, it was destroyed. Gallifrey could only survive if it was the only planet in existence, any other outcome would eventually result in the extinction of the Time Lords.
When the Seventh Doctor apprehended the Eleven, Padrac interrupted the Doctor while the Eleven was being put into cold-stasis and informed him that Lady President Romana II required him. (AUDIO: The Eleven)
As part of his plans, Padrac discreetly manipulated the Time Lady Caleera so that she would spend her life being disregarded and put down by others despite her exceptional telepathic abilities. Padrac created a scenario where Caleera would believe that Padrac was the only person to understand her, ensuring that she would go along with his plans.
Unleashing the Coalition Edit
Padrac was a Cardinal on Gallifrey when the Eighth Doctor was brought in to catch the Eleven. He said that he was the more adventurous one out of him and the Doctor, but he was the one to stay on Gallifrey. (AUDIO: The Eleven)
When the Nine managed to steal the TARDIS and infiltrate Gallifrey's archives, he discovered the existence of the Crucible of Souls, which was designed to take life energy from the dying universe. During his attempt to stop the Nine, Padrac unintentionally gave the Doctor, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair the clues they needed to realise that he was responsible for recent events, but he was able to trap them in a time ship and send them into the dying future that would result from his actions. (AUDIO: The Crucible of Souls)
With the Doctor apparently dead, he ordered Veklin to stay behind and took River Song to Gallifrey. He told River that even without his plans, there would have been a Time War. He made his plans known to the Council, but presented the destruction of the universe as some natural event that he could only save Gallifrey from rather than admitting that he had caused the event. (AUDIO: Songs of Love)
He placed Caleera in the Resonance Engine in order to get her to destroy the universe. He later captured the Doctor to be part of his plans. However, the Doctor was able to convince Caleera of the truth about Padrac's role in manipulating her life, which gave Caleera the incentive to destroy the engine by giving Liv and Helen access to the knowledge and power they required. Padrac was subsequently imprisoned, and when he asked the Doctor how he felt about the knowledge that Gallifrey would be destroyed because of him, the Doctor affirmed that he would always fight for the wider universe and greater good rather than decide to place one life or planet above everything else. As Padrac was locked away in stasis, he saw the Red Lady that Caleera had become. (AUDIO: Stop the Clock)
The Doctor believed Padrac too boring to be evil, (AUDIO: The Crucible of Souls) and later claimed that Padrac was never exciting during the time of the Academy, and could be superior and self-satisfied, but not evil. (AUDIO: Ship in a Bottle)
When the Doctor, Liv and Helen were trapped in an escape capsule that Padrac had sent to the end of the universe, they were able to escape this trap by realising that Padrac's greatest weakness was that he would never risk himself and that he was always concerned with saving his own neck, prompting them to destroy the ship so that the resulting explosion would throw them back into Time as it was a scenario that Padrac would never have considered as a solution. The Doctor found it hard to believe Padrac was behind the Doom Coalition, but later in the escape capsule he realised he had done everything Padrac had wanted, and it went back to when he'd been in his previous incarnation, the incarnation who was the "master of chess" and he was amazed that Padrac had known he couldn't stop the Doctor's interference, so he simply adjusted his plans, and made the Doctor's meddling part of the plan. (AUDIO: Ship in a Bottle)