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Peter Capaldi was an actor who portrayed the Twelfth Doctor in the BBC series, Doctor Who. (TV: In the Forest of the Night, PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 464, A Letter from the Doctor 500, WC: The Zygon Isolation) He thought that the Doctor was fictional, but was ultimately uncertain. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 500) The Eleventh Doctor once claimed to have saved Capaldi from a Mandrel, and that Capaldi would make a "a great [him]". (COMIC: The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)


Capaldi was born in the 1960s, and he grew up reading issues of DWM; this magazine was a treat in particular, due its inclusion of pictures and facts, which were rare among other magazines of the period.

Capaldi was cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 2013, where he attended a meeting with Steven Moffat. He prepared for this meeting by reading previous issues of DWM. Soon, he wrote a letter to the readers of DWM, going over his positive views of DWM. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 464)

An advertisement for Doctor Who (with images of Capaldi, a female co-star, and the TARDIS) was applied to the side of a bus (TV: In the Forest of the Night) in November 2014. (PROSE: "Assessing the Risk")

Peter Capaldi played the Doctor in at least the ninth series, specifically in the episodes New Series Prologue, The Magician's Apprentice, The Witch's Familiar, Under the Lake, Before the Flood, The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion, The Zygon Inversion, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, and Heaven Sent. The ninth series was broadcast starting in October 2015. (WC: The Zygon Isolation)

On 26 April 2016, Peter Capaldi wrote a letter for and requested by Doctor Who Magazine, which they printed in their five-hundredth issue. Capaldi was also asked to write a letter for another issue, but he couldn't remember which one. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 500)

Undated events[]

The Eleventh Doctor once claimed to have saved Peter Capaldi from a Mandrel, and that he would make a "great [him]". The Doctor told Matt Smith from a parallel universe about this. (COMIC: The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)

Alternate universes[]

Peter Capaldi also existed in a parallel universe where the adventures of the Doctor were solely fictional. The Eleventh Doctor suggested he play the Doctor to Matt Smith. (COMIC: The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)

Behind the scenes[]

Lewis Capaldi, Peter Capaldi's second-cousin-once-removed, also exists in-universe. He was mentioned in passing in PROSE: The Shadow Passes.