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This page lists appearances of Cindy Wu 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 that for each novel, comic, audio or television series, their published, broadcast or numbered order is the order they occur in.


Cindy meets the Tenth Doctor, who is joined in his travel by her friend, Gabby Gonzalez.
Cindy sees Gabby for the first time since Revolutions of Terror.
Ending leads directly into Spiral Staircase.
Ending leads directly into Sins of the Father.
Cindy joins the Doctor and Gabby in the TARDIS.
Cindy has just joined the TARDIS crew and is settling into her new room, setting this shortly after Arena of Fear. The Doctor is rigging up a new rift detector.
The Doctor has completed building his rift detector. The Doctor and Gabby have just escaped the Arena of Fear and decide to take Cindy on her first trip in the TARDIS, which is also Gabby's first trip to the United Kingdom, setting this almost immediately after Arena of Fear. The Doctor uses a time scope to defeat the Witch, leading directly into The Infinite Corridor.
Upon returning to the TARDIS following their encounter with the Wishing Well Witch, the Doctor decides that they are in need of a holiday and elects to take Gabby and Cindy to New Orleans, but the TARDIS malfunctions due to stress put upon it by the use of the time scope. The Doctor suspects that Anubis has been toying with them.
After telling her that he does not wish to talk about Donna, the Doctor confesses to Jenny that he hasn't checked up on Martha since Journey's End, setting this before Don't Step on the Grass and Revolving Doors.
The Doctor, Gabby and Cindy spend two weeks holidaying in New Orleans, though the Doctor spends most of this time inside the TARDIS. The Doctor and Gabby encounter the Nocturnes for the second time. Ending leads directly into Music Man.
Roscoe Ruskin, whom was in a romantic relationship with Cindy in New Orleans, is killed by the Nocturne.
The Doctor drops Gabby and Cindy off at Sunset Park so that Cindy can recover from Roscoe's death. (COMIC: Revolving Doors)
Gabby notices how antsy the Doctor is getting during their stay in Sunset Park while Cindy recovers from Roscoe's death, and decides to slip away with him for an adventure. Gabby takes her first trip to London, and begins to realise how little she knows about the Doctor. The Doctor encounters an unconscious Martha, but doesn't have time to check on how she is.
Cindy rejoins the Doctor and Gabby on their travels. Ending leads directly into Old Girl: Primeval.
Cindy still considers herself a TARDIS newbie, setting this shortly after Arena of Fear. Ending leads directly into Old Girl: The Return of Sutekh.
Ending leads directly into Old Girl: War of Gods.
Ending leads directly into Old Girl: War of Gods – Season Finale.
Anubis is rejuvenated and begins using the name "Noobis".
Set immediately after Old Girl. Noobis, feeling lonely and grieving for Dorothy, decides to join the Doctor, Gabby and Cindy on their travels. Cindy is cloned and kidnapped by the Red TARDIS, leading directly into Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth.
The Doctor, Gabby and Noobis follow the Red TARDIS to Ancient China, where they rescue Cindy and her clones. Ending leads directly into Vortex Butterflies.
The Doctor sends Cindy's clones out into the world, where they eventually become Cindy's own ancestors. Reunited, the Doctor, Gabby, Cindy and Noobis continue their travels.
During their travels together, the Doctor, Gabby, Cindy and Noobis encountered fake Cybermen that re-enact the Cyber-Wars, visited a world where fruit was used a currency, and also visited the Xenopsychology Library of Aramuko. Noobis decided to take a break from travelling in the TARDIS in order to stay on Aramuko for a while. (COMIC: Vortex Butterflies)
The Doctor, Gabby and Cindy visit London together, setting this after Revolving Doors.
The Doctor drops Gabby and Cindy off at a house owned by him in Willesden in 2009, and asks Sarah Jane Smith to look after them. Sarah Jane has a photo of herself and the Doctor on her wedding day, setting this after The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith. Ending leads directly into The Good Companion.
While on Ouloumos, the Doctor receives a message from Cleo, and takes Cindy in the TARDIS to visit her. After Gabby is kidnapped by the Red TARDIS, the Doctor, Cindy and Cleo reunite with Noobis on Aramuko, and then find Gabby and Marteek. Gabby falls from the TARDIS into the Time Vortex, where she is rescued by the Moment, who is currently paving the way for the Tenth Doctor to assist in saving Gallifrey during The Day of the Doctor. It is revealed that the Moment is behind the dreams and visions that Gabby has been having since she joined the Doctor.