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This page attempts to lists appearances of Frobisher in the order in which he 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. This is mainly based on who is traveling with the Doctor at the time of the story and in references to the TV show.


Joining the Doctor[]

The Whifferdill private investigator Avan Tarklu confront the Sixth Doctor, and brings him to Josiah W. Dogbolter for a bounty. However, after the two agree to split the money and escape, Tarklu decides to remain aboard the TARDIS as the Doctor's companion.
Avan Tarklu decides to settle on the form of a penguin, and to go by the name "Frobisher", as it sounds British enough for the Doctor to like. He and the Doctor are then assigned by the cosmic being known as Voyager to find Astrolabus, a renegade Time Lord who has stolen important star-charts.
The Doctor leaves the money he and Frobisher stole from Intra-Venus, Inc. in The Shape Shifter with Ivan Asimoff. Frobisher is kidnapped by Astrolabus, leading directly into Once Upon a Time Lord.
The Doctor saves Frobisher from Astrolabus, who is then killed by Voyager, ending his threat and freeing the Doctor from Voyager's services.

Joined by Peri[]

The Doctor retrieves Peri Brown from 1985 New York City.
The Doctor and Frobisher are traveling with a short-haired Peri, and Frobisher can shapeshift, setting this before Exodus. On the advice of a future Doctor, Frobisher tricks Adam Mitchell into kidnapping him instead of Peri, setting up the climax of Endgame. However, the real Peri is later captured by Adam, as she appears as his prisoner in The Choice.
The Doctor joins with his other incarnations to rescue Peri from Adam and the Master, and assists the other Doctors in saving their companions as well.
Frobisher becomes ill-stricken with mono-morphia, trapping him in the form of a penguin.
Although she is mentioned several times, Peri is absent from this story, as she is enjoying a baseball game at the Dodger's Stadium in 1985.
Peri begins wearing the hairstyle and outfit that she would wear in The Mysterious Planet.
Frobisher is beginning to recover from the mono-morphia in his system.
Missing his detective work, Frobisher asks the Doctor to drop him off on so he can take a break from TARDIS travels. (AUDIO: The Maltese Penguin)

Resuming his TARDIS travels[]

The Doctor keeps asking Frobisher to rejoin him in the TARDIS, and the Whifferdill eventually agrees to.
Set after The Maltese Penguin, with the Doctor, excited about seeing the universe again, looking to find out what happened to Peri on Thoros Beta. He and Frobisher then visit a version of Peri who has lived a long life as Queen of Krontep.
Frobisher and the Doctor eventually part ways again, with Frobisher not traveling with him again until his next incarnation. (COMIC: A Cold Day in Hell!)

On-and-off adventures[]

After the Doctor[]

Frobisher has settled down with a woman named Caralla, runs a bar, and uses a human form.

Currently unplaced[]

Iris Wildthyme mentions once having travelled with Frobisher.