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This page lists appearances of the Doctor's early life in the order in which they 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, comic story and 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.

Limiting Factors[]


The Timeless Child[]

The Shobogans are the indigenous inhabitants of Gallifrey. The First Tecteun, the first space traveller, crosses the Boundary to another galaxy and finds the abandoned Timeless Child, who becomes the source of the regenerative process.

The Division[]

The Child is recruited into the Division by Solpado, having achieved better test results than any other potential recruit. (TV: The Timeless Children)

The Other[]

See main page Timeline - The Other

Later life[]

The Other is eventually re-loomed into the Doctor some ten million years after their death. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)
Patience's husband has recently regenerated into a new, taller and hairier incarnation. He feels he is getting old and is preparing for the birth of his first grandchild.
The Doctor lives through at least eight consecutive male incarnations before having their mind wiped. (TV: The Brain of Morbius, The Timeless Children)
All the Doctor's memories are erased from their mind, and they are forcibly regenerated into a young body, to begin anew. (TV: The Timeless Children)

Next page: First Doctor

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