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This page lists appearances of Tegan Jovanka in the order in which she experienced them. This timeline is based on observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events in each of these stories. From these observations we have attempted to build a concise timeline. It is assumed, much like their TV story counterparts, that each novel or audio series their published/numbered order is the order they occur in.

The layout of this timeline is based in part on the observations on Doctor Who Reference Guide and Doctor Who - The Complete Adventures, Lance Parkin's AHistory and other sources that allow us to make observations, such as DocOhoReviews, The History of Doctor Who, The Discontinuity Guide, Clive Banks Databank, the Big Finish forum, The Whoniverse and The Divergent Universe forum. None of these sources should be used solely as a source or considered a "true" timeline for stories.


Joining the Doctor[]

Tegan joins the Doctor's TARDIS as a stowaway shortly before the Fourth Doctor regenerates to his next incarnation.
Set immediately after Logopolis, with the Doctor's regeneration still settling.
Set two days after Logopolis.
Set three days after Logopolis. Doctor is still recovering from his recent regeneration.
The Doctor is still in need of the Zero Room, implying he is still recovering from his recent regeneration, and still has his sonic screwdriver, setting this before The Visitation.
Tegan is not concerned using the Doctor's dream-manipulating machine, setting this before Kinda.
The Doctor still has his sonic screwdriver, setting this before The Visitation.
The Doctor still has his sonic screwdriver, setting this before The Visitation.
The Doctor still has his sonic screwdriver, setting this before The Visitation.

Attempts to return to Heathrow[]

The Doctor begins trying to get the TARDIS to Heathrow Airport to return Tegan to her job as an air hostess. Nyssa collapses after a showdown with Monarch.
Set directly after Four to Doomsday, with Nyssa recuperating from her dizzy spell in the TARDIS throughout the crew's stay on Deva Loka.
Authorial intent places this between Kinda and The Visitation.[source needed] The Doctor is out for a night stroll on his own, and he still has his sonic screwdriver, setting this before The Visitation.
Set almost immediately after Kinda, with the Doctor reprimanding Adric for his actions, and Tegan still haunted by her possession. The Doctor's sonic screwdriver is destroyed by the Terileptil leader.
The Doctor has just escaped the Great Fire of London, setting this immediately after The Visitation. The Doctor avoids landing the TARDIS on a planet because he believes it would lead to another adventure, and instead allows the TARDIS to float in space.
The Doctor has recently regenerated, and Tegan is still upset about his failure to return her to Heathrow.
Nyssa refers to the events of Kinda and is unsure if the Master is still alive.
The Doctor has recently lost his sonic screwdriver, setting this shortly after The Visitation.
Tegan has given up on the Doctor's ability to get her back to Heathrow, and she and Adric believe the Master is dead, setting this before Smoke and Mirrors.
The Doctor has recently lost his sonic screwdriver, setting this shortly after The Visitation. Houdini is the first historical figure that Tegan has met since beginning her travels with the Doctor, and this is the Doctor's first encounter with the Master since Castrovalva. Nyssa believes Tegan is beginning to enjoy her travels, something Tegan implies is correct.
Tegan, after some hesitation, admits to Adric that she has begun to enjoy traveling in the TARDIS. She recalls her brief piloting of the TARDIS from Four to Doomsday.
Nyssa's psychic potential from Kinda is reference.
Set sometime after The Visitation, with the Doctor looking for components to build a new sonic screwdriver.
Adric, Nyssa and Tegan are kidnapped Adam Mitchell, leading directly into Endgame.
The Doctor joins with his other incarnations to rescue his friends from Adam and the Master, and assists the other Doctors in saving their companions as well.
Tegan and Nyssa are absent.
Tegan and Nyssa are absent.
Set during Black Orchid: Part 1.
The Dar Traders predict that Adric's death is coming soon, setting this shortly before Earthshock.
The Doctor has started reading the Black Orchid book he received in Black Orchid.
Set immediately before Earthshock, with the Doctor and Adric upset with each other, and the gestalt mourns the upcoming loss of Adric.
While stopping the Cybermen from destroying the Earth, Adric dies in a spaceship explosion.
Set immediately after Earthshock, with the TARDIS crew grieving for Adric, and Tegan failing to convince the Doctor to change history and save him. While trying to go to the Great Exhibition, the TARDIS lands at Heathrow Airport, where, after a battle with the Master, Tegan is left behind by the Doctor and Nyssa.

TARDIS sabbatical[]

Flashbacks to Tegan's year on Earth without the Doctor.

Reunited with the Doctor[]

During a scuffle with Omega, the Doctor and Nyssa are reunited with Tegan, who rejoins them in the TARDIS.
The Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa have just left Amsterdam.
The Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa holiday in Brisbane for several days to recover from the events of The Elite.
Tegan is having dreams of snakes, setting this before Snakedance. The opening scene places these events the day after Tegan re-joined the TARDIS crew in Arc of Infinity, with the Doctor checking to see if the Time Lords have installed a tracking device on his TARDIS.
References are made to the recent events of The Elite and Hexagora.
Tegan returns to Heathrow Airport to meet a friend, suggesting that she has been back with the Doctor for a while. In fact, the Doctor Who Annual 1983 stories features the Doctor traveling with Nyssa and Tegan without Adric, but with Tegan still dressed as an air stewardess. Presumably, as hinted in The Elite, she is wearing her old suit due to her inability to find other clothes.
The Doctor and Tegan are having an old argument about Adric's death and the Doctor's refusal to go back in time and save him.
Tegan mentions being in Amsterdam, setting this after Arc of Infinity. Preventing Adric's death is still being discussed by Tegan and the Doctor.
Set between Arc of Infinity and Snakedance.[source needed] Both Nyssa and Tegan are still thinking about Adric's death.
The TARDIS crew go to the Necropolitan to properly mourn the death of Adric.
Authorial intent places this between Arc of Infinity and Snakedance.[source needed]
Tegan is skeptical that a dream could manifest itself physically, setting this before Snakedance.
Tegan sets the TARDIS on cause to Manussa, leading directly into Snakedance.
Tegan has only recently re-joined the TARDIS team.
Tegan is briefly turned into a Vampire, but after being cured is left with no memory of the event. Cliffhanger ending leads directly into Goth Opera.
Tegan is still recovering from her possession by the Mara, setting this immediately after Snakedance. The Doctor has not seen the Master since Time-Flight.

The last time Tegan saw the Doctor climbed something of great height was in Logopolis.
Tegan and Nyssa visit Manchester, setting this after their very first visit to Manchester in Goth Opera.
Tegan is still worried about the Mara returning, setting this shortly after Snakedance. Under orders from the Black Guardian, Turlough joins the Doctor in his travels so he may kill him for the Black Guardian.
Turlough has only just joined the TARDIS crew, setting this immediately after Mawdryn Undead.
Turlough is shown his bedroom in the TARDIS, and is greatly disliked and distrusted by Tegan, setting this shortly after Mawdryn Undead. Nyssa decides to stay on Terminus to help treat the Lazar victims.
Tegan still doesn't trust Turlough, even believing him capable of murder.
Turlough, with the Doctor's encouragement, defies the Black Guardian and is able to escape his agreement with him.
Set just after Enlightenment.
Turlough still fears that the Black Guardian will punish him for siding with the Doctor, setting this shortly after Enlightenment.

Nyssa returns[]

Set two days after Nyssa initially left the TARDIS in Terminus.
Ending leads directly into The Cradle of the Snake.
Tegan mentions the Mara being purged from her system, setting this shortly after The Cradle of the Snake.
Nyssa's appearance is reverted to that of her younger self at the time that she left the TARDIS crew.
The Doctor refers to Nyssa's recent rejuvenation from The Emerald Tiger.
Authorial intent places this between The Jupiter Conjunction and The Butcher of Brisbane.[source needed]
Turlough refers to Dr. Sa Yy Findecker from The Butcher of Brisbane.
Drawn off-course, the TARDIS passes through a CVE into E-Space, trapping the Doctor and his companions there.
As she is dying from Entropy, Nyssa chooses to stay in E-Space to power a portal back to N-Space for the TARDIS.

Joined by Kamelion[]

Tegan wonders if the TARDIS has fallen into a trap set by the Black Guardian. The Doctor takes Kamelion with him in the TARDIS after liberating him from the Master, and sets the TARDIS coordinates for the Eye of Orion.
The Doctor is trying to reach the Eye of Orion, setting this shortly after The King's Demons.
Tegan is still susceptible to the control of the Mara. Though he stays aboard, Kamelion is keen to leave the TARDIS with his fellow crew-members, but ends up being controlled by the Mara from Tegan's subconscious.
Set a few days after The King's Demons. The TARDIS is heavily damaged. Kamelion is influenced by a strong mind and endangers his fellow travellers. He decides that he cannot be trusted and elects to remain within the TARDIS indefinitely.
Kamelion has only recently joined the TARDIS crew, and Tegan does not yet trust him. The Doctor and Kamelion make repairs on the TARDIS console, including a refitting, setting this shortly before The Five Doctors. Kamelion does not fear leaving the TARDIS.
The Doctor has recovered from the back injury he received in Devil in the Mist. Kamelion begins to believe that he is a liability and should no longer travel with the Doctor. The TARDIS team decide to take a trip to New York, leading into Power Game.
Rather than New York, the TARDIS instead arrives in York. The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough spend three weeks searching for Kamelion after he goes missing. Kamelion receives a signal from his home planet.
Set immediately after Power Game. The TARDIS follows the signal to Kamelion's homeworld of Mekalion. The TARDIS console is destroyed, and Kamelion decides that he cannot be trusted and elect to remain within the TARDIS until his mental resistance is stronger. The TARDIS materialises on the Eye of Orion, leading directly into The Five Doctors.
The Doctor brings Tegan and Turlough to the Eye of Orion, as he had promised to do at the conclusion of The King's Demons. The TARDIS has a brand new console.
Set during The Five Doctors, after the Doctor used the Master's transmat recall device to escape the Cybermen.
Set just after The Five Doctors.
The TARDIS console has recently been rebuilt, setting this shortly after The Five Doctors.
Tegan hasn't seen the Master since The Five Doctors.
Set between The Five Doctors and Warriors of the Deep.[source needed] The Doctor is in his first outfit, and Tegan and Turlough are trapped in the TARDIS.
Set several weeks after The Five Doctors
The Doctor is depicted in his first outfit, and Turlough is well adjusted to life in the TARDIS.
The Doctor is depicted in his first outfit.
The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough decide to take a break in order to recover from the events on Sea Base 4, setting this immediately after Warriors of the Deep. The Doctor is wearing his first outfit, which is ruined by a Xaranti, leading the Doctor to hope he has a spare outfit in the TARDIS. Tegan decides that she wants to visit her grandfather, setting this shortly before The Awakening.

Final adventures in the TARDIS[]

There are references to the Malus from The Awakening, which occurred a month before this story. The Doctor explains that it took him that long to return Will Chandler back to 1643 after the events of The Awakening.
The Doctor attends the third test at Headingley in 1981 with Tegan and Turlough.
The cloister bell starts ringing, leading into The Assassin's Story.
The Web of Time is threatened when Margaret Thatcher is assassinated during her first year as Prime Minister, explaining why the TARDIS cloister bell was ringing in Last Minute Shopping.
The Doctor is depicted in his second outfit.
The Doctor and Tegan are trying to take the Gravis to Kolkokron, setting this before the epilogue of Frontios.
Set immediately after the Doctor and Tegan leave the Gravis on Kolkokron.
The Doctor and Tegan were on their way back to Frontios after dropping off the Gravis when they were summoned to Gallifrey.
Shortly after leaving the Gravis on Kolkokron, the TARDIS lands on Artaris. Tegan and the Doctor get into an argument about landing in the wrong place, prompting the Doctor to send Tegan to wait in the TARDIS for the whole of his adventure with Iris Wildthyme.
Set shortly after Life after Queth.
The Doctor and Tegan attend the coronation of Elizabeth II. Tegan is wearing her air hostess uniform, and the Doctor is depicted with his second outfit.
The Doctor and Tegan go back in time to kill a dictator as a baby. However, the Doctor is unable to go through with the act and leaves.
The Doctor and Tegan return to Frontios for Turlough, and get caught in a time corridor upon leaving with him, leading directly into Resurrection of the Daleks.
Tired of all the death and violence she has witnessed, Tegan decides to remain on Earth, causing the Doctor to rethink his lifestyle.

After the Doctor[]

Tegan hasn't met the Doctor since Resurrection of the Daleks.
Tegan is briefly visited by the Doctor in 1987 to allay her fears about the Mara.
Set in the 1990s.
An older Tegan is reunited with the Doctor in 2006.
Tegan attends the funeral of Sarah Jane, and is described as being in a couple with Nyssa, with the pair living in Australia.
Set on 1 March 2021. Tegan is living in Australia.
Tegan has married, and meets a future incarnation of the Doctor.