Named for the original indigenous people of Gallifrey, who built the Citadel and gave rise to Time Lord society, through Tecteun and the Timeless Child, (TV: The Timeless Children) the name "Shobogan" referred, for most of Gallifreyan history, to a sub-group of the Outsiders. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors) The Seventh Doctor described them as "New Age Time Lord dropouts." (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire)

In the third century after Rassilon's death, Rassilon's Rampart was built to keep out Shobogans. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)

While attending the Time Lord Academy, the Doctor would sometimes play truant to spend time with Shobogans in Low Town. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors) He was occasionally joined by the Master, who at one time picked a fight with six drunken Shobogans. (PROSE: Christmas Truce) After the Doctor stole the moon and the President's daughter, the Shobogans spread a lie that he had actually stolen the President's wife. (TV: Hell Bent)

According to Castellan Spandrell, the Shobogans often committed petty acts of vandalism within the Capitol. (TV: The Deadly Assassin) When the truth about Ravolox was revealed, (TV: The Ultimate Foe) the Shobogans deposed the High Council. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors)

"Shabooj'm" lived in the ruins of a great civilisation on the planet Ardethe. (PROSE: Deadfall)

The Shobogans worshipped the god of chaos and anarchy, the Great Old One Azathoth. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire)