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This page lists appearances of Bliss in the order in which she experienced them. This timeline is based upon observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events that occur during each of these stories. From these observations we have attempted to build a concise timeline. It is assumed, much like its TV story counterparts that for each novel or audio series their published/numbered order is the order they occur in. This does not apply to short stories which are often ambiguous about their placement. There are also many gaps between stories.


Pre-Time War Universe[]

Bliss is studying robotics and computer science at the university on Derilobia. Her timeline has yet to be changed by the onset of the Time War.

The Time War[]

Bliss is shown an alternate universe where she studied robotics and computer science by Professor Deepa. She then plans an expedition to Titan with Calla and Ryall to study a space-time anomaly. They escape the anomaly as time shifts around them and they are rescued by the Starship Theseus. (AUDIO: State of Bliss)
Following the start of the Time War, Bliss now studies quantum physics at the Luna University. With the ship under attack from the Daleks and the TARDIS missing, the Doctor lead a band of survivors, such as Bliss, and Quarren and Rupa Maguire, into a Dalek ship to escape.
Follows directly on from The Starship of Theseus. The Dalek ship crash lands on to a jungle planet, where the Doctor finds his TARDIS, but the damage done to it has left it unoperational. The Doctor, Bliss and the other survivors are rescued by Cardinal Ollistra and the Time Lords, and taken to a Time Lord training camp, leading directly into The Conscript.
The Doctor's TARDIS is still repairing itself, and is currently unable to travel in time, and the Doctor receives a new sonic screwdriver from Ollistra. Failing to convince the Time Lords to stop the Time War diplomatically, the Doctor is caught in an attack on the training camp by the Daleks, leading directly into One Life.
Failing to escape the Daleks, the Doctor discovers that the Daleks and the Time Lords have been tracking Quarren Maguire from the Theseus. Before he erases himself from their memories, Quarren leaves Bliss aboard the fully repaired TARDIS with the Doctor.
The Doctor takes Bliss back to her family on her home planet, Derilobia, where he finds that Time Lord soldier Carvil altered the planet's history to have it manufacturing weapons for the Time Lords. After they acquire the coordinates, the Daleks destroy Derilobia, although the Doctor promises to find a way to restore Derilobia for Bliss, after they are rescued by Major Tamasan.
The Doctor and Bliss encounter the Twelve while on holiday, and learn that she is now working with the Time Lords, and wants the Doctor's aid to investigate the mystery of an Ogron possessing his DNA and some of his brain patterns. The Doctor, Bliss and the Twelve are captured by the Daleks, leading into In the Garden of Death.
The Doctor, Bliss and the Twelve are taken to a Dalek prison facility with their memories suppressed.
The Doctor, Bliss and the Twelve return to Gallifrey to collect the Doctor's TARDIS, setting this immediately after In the Garden of Death.
Set immediately after Jonah. The Doctor regains his memories of Sheena. The Doctor and Bliss decide to start helping those affected by the Time War. Ending leads directly into The Famished Lands.
The cover depicts the Doctor using his silver sonic screwdriver. Ending leads directly into Fugitive in Time.
Set shortly after Fugitive in Time.

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