In one universe, the Valeyard succeeded in killing the Doctor in the Matrix, gaining his knowledge and obtaining immortality. According to Vansell, this Valeyard was the first known fully independent Watcher.

He created Chronopolis, a city within the Time Vortex around his throne room, which protected it from harm. The Valeyard placed a sample of every extinct species within it. Initially the Time Lords were willing to let the Valeyard exist as an object of potential study, some believing that his lack of morality would make him a more effective "agent" than the Doctor. Vansell himself advocated that, stating the Doctor had caused problems in the past due to morality, but his obvious interest in chaos for its own sake - equally willing to avert the creation of the Daleks and have humanity make contact with the Silurians early in their history as to leave Earth at the mercy of the Vervoids - eventually forced the Time Lords to recognise the dangers of letting the Valeyard roam free, albeit too late to stop him recovering the Doomsday Weapon and turning it on Kasterborous.

However, a great deal of this was an illusion: the Valeyard had travelled in time and interfered so much in the lives of his past selves that he had radically damaged Time, ranging from accidentally destroying the Fourth Doctor's TARDIS on the way to Logopolis to planning to kill Dodo Chaplet to stop the Doctor's first visit to Logopolis. Eventually, he was left hiding in his TARDIS, which had generated various force-fields to keep him immobilised, the Valeyard now terrified to take any action lest he make things worse. The generated the fantasy of Chronopolis to make the Valeyard feel safe. Mel became trapped with him while trying to bring the Doctor out, and the two were frozen in Time, possibly forever, as the universe waited to heal, the TARDIS's power becoming so drained that it was forced to turn the force-fields to full power rather than spare the energy to let them talk as its interior collapsed down to nothing more than the console room. The TARDIS would have died if not for the connection it had to the Valeyard, and vice versa. Ultimately, the Valeyard gained respect for the Doctor at this terrible end, referring to his greater wisdom and experience, recognising that the Doctor sometimes avoided taking action because it was more practical rather than because he was afraid. Furthermore, the Valeyard finally saw the damage his actions had done, and he was unsure if the universe could ever recover from the damage he had caused or he was even unclear about some of the details of what he had done, using his last words before being frozen to apologise to Mel for everything he had done. (AUDIO: He Jests at Scars...)

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