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"The Doctor (The Brain of Morbius)" is a title based upon conjecture.

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Eight incarnations of the Doctor from before the First Doctor were seen during the Fourth Doctor's mindbending contest with Morbius. (TV: The Brain of Morbius, The Timeless Children; PROSE: Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, Cold Fusion; AUDIO: Cold Fusion)

Legacy Edit

When describing his "renewal" process to Ben and Polly, the newly-regenerated Second Doctor implied that he might have previously renewed himself in the past, and he opened a trunk that contained relics from his previous incarnations: Saladin's ornamental dagger; a large earring he used to wear; a solid gold-like thick bracelet with odd pictures; and Cameca's jade brooch. (PROSE: The Power of the Daleks)

When Polly, Ben, and Jamie found a shaving mirror on the control console of the second control room in the Doctor's TARDIS, Polly and Ben speculated that the room may have been used by a bearded incarnation of the Doctor from a time before either of the Doctors they were familiar with. (PROSE: Something at the Door)

During the mindbending battle, after Morbius said, "Back! Back to your beginning!" and the eight faces began to flash on the screen, the Fourth Doctor thought to himself, "You can't... not that far... I won't let you... Not even I." (PROSE: Cold Fusion) The mechanism broke down before any more faces could be shown. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

The Fifth Doctor only had hazy memories of his life from before what he remembered to be his second regeneration; further back, great chunks were missing. (PROSE: Cold Fusion) The Sixth Doctor also mentioned that his memory was vague prior to his regeneration into the Third Doctor. (COMIC: The World Shapers)

The Eighth Doctor saw a series of men in pseudo-Edwardian clothes in the Tomorrow Window. (PROSE: The Tomorrow Windows) After being trapped in the Matrix by the Master, the Thirteenth Doctor escaped by overloading the system with memories of her past incarnations and of all she had seen; these eight faces, as they had appeared to the Fourth Doctor during the mindbending contest, were among them. (TV: The Timeless Children)

Appearance Edit

In the order they appeared on the mindbending device following the First Doctor; it is worth noting that the screen had previously counted down from the Fourth Doctor to the First. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

First incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned with a dark moustache and dark straight hair of mid length with a top hat. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Second incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned with no facial hair but curly light-coloured hair of mid length held at the back with a bow tie. He wore a tricorn hat and had a light coloured necktie with a top with dark collar. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Third incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned with light coloured curly hair and a full beard. He had a dark top with no collar at the front but a very high stand behind the head. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Fourth incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned with light coloured curly hair and a dark full beard. He wore a light coloured necktie with a top with dark high collar. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Fifth incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned and beardless but had long curly dark hair. He wore a dark cavalier hat with a light coloured feather. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Sixth incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned, had a goatee and moustache and straight dark lengthy hair. He wore a dark wide-brimmed hat and a top with light coloured collar. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Seventh incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned and beardless but had lengthy dark straight hair. He wore a dark wide-brimmed hat. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Eighth incarnation Edit

He was fair-skinned and had a short dark full beard which went lighter at his temples. He wore a dark narrow brimmed hat with a dark feather. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)

Behind the scenes Edit

The Morbius Doctors behind the scenes

Behind the scenes images of the "Morbius Doctors", save Graeme Harper. (In-Vision #12)

Footnotes Edit

  1. BBC's article on The Brain of Morbius
  2. Time, Unincorporated: Volume One
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