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Revision as of 06:22, 7 April 2018

Like the Doctor, the renegade Time Lord known as the Master used many aliases. However, while the Doctor used false names on a fairly ad hoc basis to avoid awkward questions, the Master usually adopted them in order to further whatever scheme he was embarked upon at the time.

First incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
The Inventor when posing as a hero on the planet Destination The Destination Wars

"UNIT enemy" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
Professor Carl Thascalos to give Jamie McCrimmon the Necronomicon, and to gain access to facilities of the Newton Institute The Nameless City
The Time Monster
Greek for master, pointed out by Jo Grant
Colonel Masters to infiltrate Rex Farrel's plastics company Terror of the Autons
Emil Keller assumed identity of the creator of the Keller Machine The Mind of Evil Emil is derived from the Latin word aemulus, meaning rival, and Keller is derived from Old English cwellere, meaning executioner
Martin Jurgens while posing as an Adjudicator Colony in Space

Anagram of Master Gunnjir (gunnjir is the spear of Odin, head of the Norse pantheon)

Victor Magister to insinuate himself socially into the Devil's End community as a vicar, and later the name used when being charged for his crimes The Dæmons
Who Killed Kennedy
Latin for master
Jack Harris to use a stolen Ford Cortina to reach his TARDIS The Eight Doctors Name of car's original owner whom the Master had killed
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to trick Sergeant Benton, and later the Third Doctor and Jo Grant The Time Monster
The Heralds of Destruction
Frey whilst in Sweden, 141 The Spear of Destiny Old Norse for master
Inspector LeMaitre to infiltrate a village fete by pretending to be a police inspector from Scotland Yard Last of the Gaderene French for the master
Senator Szef The Seismologist's Story Polish for boss, chief
McMaster Doctor Who Fights Masterplan "Q"
Geoffrey Thynne to infiltrate Kenstone Hall The Touch of the Nurazh
Aloysius Fischer to infiltrate a UNIT Christmas party UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce
Duke Dominus to impersonate a 1930s Chicago gangster The Duke of Dominoes Dominus from the Latin for lord or master of the house
Rupert Masters Claiming to represent the "Masters Corporation" Night Flight to Nowhere
The Commissioner of Sirius IV Frontier in Space
Estro while posing as an adviser to Lord Haldoran in an effort to procure a Dalek matter transmuter Legacy of the Daleks Esperanto for master
Professor Dominar Doorway to Hell Spanish for dominate

Degenerated body

Alias When used Story Etymology
Dr. Damien Scott Whilst working for the Dominus Institute in the body of a future incarnation. Vampire of the Mind In French Damien means to subdue or tame, symbolizing the Master's position in the Dominus Institute.
General Malgrove Whilst leading a faction of the Gorlan Empire. The Two Masters The Gorlan word for master
Van Houten In the 1890s Maurice Named after chocolates common in the time period.
Mr. Dominus When visiting the Red Tavern in the 1890s Masterpiece Dominus from the Latin for lord or master of the house
Mwalimu while hiding beneath Colonel Spindleton's manor house in 1979 Trail of the White Worm Swahili for master in the sense of teacher
Interplanetary Police Inspector Efendi while on Secus The Evil One Turkish for "Master"

"Tremas" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
Tremas to deceive Nyssa on Logopolis after taking over her father's body Logopolis A coincidental anagram of "Master"
The Portreeve to trap the Fifth Doctor in Castrovalva Castrovalva
Kalid used to take control of the Xeraphin gestalt Time-Flight Kalid derives from the Indian Kalidasa meaning servant of Kali, an Indian goddess of time and change and usually depicted as being dark and violent
Sir Gilles Estram to avert the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. The King's Demons Estram is a simple anagram.
Mr. Tase The Velvet Dark
Merlin The Creation of Camelot
The Sheriff to gain access to the regenerative fountain near Eternity, California. A Town Called Eternity
Professor Masterman The Time Savers
Branko Gospodar to access the TITAN Array in order to destroy the Chronovores The Quantum Archangel Serbo-Croatian and Slovenian for master
Keith Potter The End of the Line
Alan Campbell Prisoners of Time
Dr. Howard Chithros Stop the Pigeon
Major Kreer used when allied with the Tzun in 1950s America. First Frontier Continued to use alias after his regeneration

"Tzun" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
Count Marius Castillo Housewarming

"John Smith" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
Mr. Seta Used aboard the starship Gallery Dust Breeding Anagram of master
Dr. John Smith Used while amnesiac on an unnamed colony world Master

While body-jumping

Alias When used Story Etymology
Bruce occasionally reverted to impersonation of a San Franciscan paramedic named Bruce after he had taken over Bruce's body Doctor Who
Richard Forgotten
Don Maestro Whilst trapped on Earth in the 20th century. Mastermind Italian for master in the sense of teacher
Dook Domini In 1931 Mastermind Named after The Duke of Dominoes, a trump card in an old Wallarian game of chance which beat all other suits.
Alien Artefact Alpha 1 While being kept in the Vault. Mastermind

"Bald" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
Dr. Harcourt De'ath To practice eye surgery on many patients, in order to literally "have eyes everywhere" Time's Horizon, Eyes of the Master Bar the apostrophe, De'ath is spelt the same way as "Death".
Kappa Chi Designation as CIA agent. The Death of Hope
Master-Builder When creating the Dalek Time Controller's new empire. The Monster of Montmartre
The Doctor Whilst masquerading as a future incarnation of the Doctor. Dominion
Michael Masterson While living in Hexford in the body of a past incarnation. And You Will Obey Me

"Yana" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
The Doctor Whilst masquerading as the Doctor on Gardezza. Beneath the Viscoid
Dr. Keller Whilst on Arcking. The Good Master Reusing alias from The Mind of Evil
Professor Yana chameleon arch identity Utopia Had no known meaning of its own, but the Face of Boe made up an acronym, "You Are Not Alone".

"Harold Saxon" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
Harold Saxon used to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The Sound of Drums Mister Saxon was a coincidental anagram of Master No Six; Harold is a derivative of Old English Hereweald meaning Master of the Armies. The Anglo-Saxons were invading England during the reign of King Arthur.
Razor used while on board a Mondasian colony ship World Enough and Time The Old English word for knife is seax, which is what the name Saxon originated from.

"Missy" incarnation

Alias When used Story Etymology
Missy New name adopted after regenerating into female form Deep Breath
Dark Water
Short for "Mistress", feminine form of "Master".
Mobile Intelligence Systems Interface Ruse allowing close contact with and delaying recognition by the Doctor Dark Water Backcronym from "Missy"
Miss Magister When posing as a teacher Yes, Missy Latin for master
Doctor Who When practicing being good aboard a Mondasian colony ship World Enough and Time

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