Reincarnation was the belief that someone's spirit was reborn in a new body after the death of the old body.

The Aztecs believed Barbara Wright to be a reincarnation of Yetaxa. (TV: The Aztecs)

Buddhists believed in reincarnation, specifically that they would be reborn over and over again until they were free from suffering and obtained Nirvana. (AUDIO: The Natural History of Fear)

The Kronteps believed in a form of reincarnation: after a brave death, their spirit was supposed to return to life, to be born in a more noble warrior, until in the final stage a Krontep would become a king and, eventually, reach the home of the gods. (TV: Mindwarp)

After his encounter with The Book of the Old Time, the Seventh Doctor began to suspect that before regeneration, there had been reincarnation. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible) The Doctor later discovered that he might have been the genetic reincarnation of the Other. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)

The Vandosians used quantum runes to determine when and where a person was reincarnated. Through this, they believed that in 1979, Shogalath had returned in the body of the human, Phil Tyson. Under Vandosian law, a reincarnation was to be held accountable for the previous life's crimes. (COMIC: Mr Nobody)

The Great Intelligence is the ultimate result of an ascended soul which began as Gordon James Lethbridge-Stewart and through many reincarnations ended, thousands of years in the future, with Mahasamatman. The other reincarnations included Owain Vine and Adam Wicks. (PROSE: The Forgotten Son, Night of the Intelligence)

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