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This page lists appearances of Mortimus in the order in which he 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[statement unclear]. Due to the fact that he has no respect for the Laws of Time the Monk does not meet the Doctor in the correct order. In arcs involving the Monk, he often fails to appear in certain stories, while being involved "behind the scenes." In these cases, the stories are listed in sequence.

Limiting Factors[]

According to John Dorney, who wrote for and script edited Dalek Universe, the Monk has no linear timeline due to meddling in their own personal timeline and the Last Great Time War.[1][2]

First incarnation[]

Early life[]

At the age of eight, Mortimus is taken from his family for the selection process into the Time Lord Academy. Staring into the Untempered Schism, Mortimus is driven mad.
Mortimus leaves the Academy shortly after the Doctor is expelled. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)
Mortimus works for the Celestial Intervention Agency, (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel) and works as an agent provocateur for the High Council, until "some sort of controversy" results in his dismissal. (PROSE: No Future)

Early meddlings as a renegade[]

Mortimus encounters the Celestial Toymaker. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)
Mortimus meets Leonardo da Vinci and discusses the principles of powered flight with him. He also deposits £200 in a bank in 1968 and then collects the interest two hundred years later, and then lands in 1066. (PROSE: The Monk's Diary)
Mortimus, while disguised as a monk, encounters the First Doctor in 1066 Northumbria while trying to prevent the Normans from winning the Battle of Hastings, and is given the nickname of "the Monk" by Vicki. After thwarting his plan, the Doctor sabotages the dimensional control of the Monk's TARDIS, stranding the Monk in the 11th century.
The Monk allies with the Ice Warriors and has transformed his TARDIS into a police box. He recognizes the Fifth Doctor even though his face has changed, and is blasted into another dimension.
The Monk is pursued by the Sleeze Brothers and the Seventh Doctor until his TARDIS implodes at the Bermuda Triangle.
The Monk meets the First Doctor again on the volcanic planet Tigus, and has his direction controls stolen. Captured by the Daleks in Egypt, the Monk is saved by the Doctor, but gets stuck on an ice planet in his escape due to the stolen directional unit. According to the novelisation, the Monk is still in his first incarnation.

Death's Champion[]

Wanting revenge for being trapped on the ice planet, the Monk makes himself a champion to the Eternal Death, and captures the Chronovore Artemis. He also begins using his real name of "Mortimus" again. (PROSE: No Future)
Mortimus creates a world ruled by Silurians after giving Morka the power to kill the Third Doctor.
Mortimus resurrects the Garvond.
Mortimus empowers Huitzilin.
Mortimus restores the Land of Fiction.
Teaming up with the Vardans to get direct revenge on the Seventh Doctor, Mortimus is tricked by Ace into freeing Artemis, who takes Mortimus away to be punished for imprisoning her.
Mortimus tries to get Antonio Salieri to kill a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but flees before he can see if the plan succeeded.

Grander schemes[]

The Monk takes on Lucie Miller as a companion, and the two go on various adventures until the Monk's TARDIS malfunctions and crash-lands in 1006 Ireland. (AUDIO: The Resurrection of Mars)
The Monk uses a time scoop to the draw in the Eighth Doctor while searching for the Book of Kells to repair his TARDIS.
Following an argument, the Monk leaves Lucie on the Deimos Moonbase in the 23rd century, and takes Tamsin Drew on as a companion as he leaves to form an alliance with the Daleks against the Doctor.
Joining forces with the Dalek Time Controller, the Monk unleashes a virus on the Earth in the 22nd century, and has Tamsin retrieve several artifacts for his personal collection.
Following on from Lucie Miller, Tamsin is killed by the Daleks, and the Monk decides to save the Doctor and Susan Foreman, but is dismissed when the Doctor realises his part in the Dalek invasion.
Wanting revenge on the Doctor for Tamsin's death, the Monk attempts to remove him from history by targeting the Fifth Doctor in 540 Constantinople.

Moustachioed meddling[]

Early schemes[]

The Monk puts to action a plan he had devised prior to The Time Meddler, to see the premiere of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet broadcast on television instead of on stage, implying that he has only recently regenerated. His alternation to history, however, is corrected by Zoe Heriot and the Second Doctor, who collect and destroy every remaining piece of the broadcast's existence.
The Monk lacks an animosity towards the Seventh Doctor, suggested he has only recently regenerated and abandoned his old grudges.
The Monk becomes head chairmen of the Darkon Corporation, but loses his business to a hostile takeover from the Fourth Doctor.
The Monk allies himself with the Seeth, but his plan is foiled by the Second Doctor.

Vengeful exploits[]

The Monk begins his crusade for revenge against the Doctor. The First Doctor once again strands his TARDIS.
Hearing of his trial and exile to Earth, the Monk visits the Third Doctor to see his new incarnation and get revenge for the events of The Time Meddler. However, his TARDIS is sabotaged by Liz Shaw, with the Doctor commenting that the Monk's TARDIS will break down someday because of it.
Confronting the Third Doctor again, the Monk has his dimensional buffers stolen by the Doctor, stranding him in the 1970s. When talking with the Doctor about his companions, the Monk mentions "brassy birds from Blackpool", a reference to Lucie Miller.
Hiding in 1970s New York City, the Monk forges an alliance with Cardinal Ollistra and the Weeping Angels to construct Gallifreyan structures that would protect them from the destruction of the universe. However, the Monk betrays Ollistra to the Eleven, only to then be betrayed by the Angels, who send him several centuries back in time. The Monk wishes to "start afresh" with the Eighth Doctor, but his request is refused.

After the Time War[]

The Monk has escaped from the Time War and is hiding in Tudor England using Chameleon circuit technology. Missy steals several parts from his TARDIS, causing the Monk to swear vengeance on her.

Reluctant adventures with Missy[]

The Monk plucks Missy from November 1605 into his space station. Ending leads directly into Too Many Masters.
The Monk attempts to take his revenge on Missy for the events of Divorced, Beheaded, Regenerated, but they are immediately captured by the Ogrons. They escape in the Monk's TARDIS, which Missy has reprogrammed to only respond with them both aboard. Missy proclaims this the start of a "horrible friendship".
Missy has extracted the Monk's brain from his body, which he has assumed is to bypass the need for them both to pilot his TARDIS. He is soon returned to his body, however.
Set immediately after Body and Soulless, with the Monk still recovering from having his brain extracted from his body.
The Monk escapes from Missy with the aid of the Nun, who claims to be one of his future incarnations.

The Interfering Nun[]

The Nun seems to have a much clearer idea of her incarnations, referring to the "moustachioed" Monk as her previous self, suggesting her meeting with the Tenth Doctor comes later.
The Nun kidnaps the Tenth Doctor and takes the identity of a supposed Eleventh Doctor. Ending leads directly into The Wrong Woman.
The Nun is in the pre-Time War timeline and is seemingly unaware of existence of the war. Due to her personal history changing so much due to her own meddling, she claims not to know what number regeneration she is now in, and believes she may be erasing her own past. This gap of knowledge seems to contradict the Nun who met the "moustachioed" Monk in Two Monks, One Mistress.

Post-War incarnation[]

The Monk mentions surviving the Last Great Time War. He has regenerated into a body unfamiliar to the Twelfth Doctor.

Currently unplaced[]

These entries are placed here due to being part of ongoing storylines that have yet to offer sufficient enough evidence to be placed in a specific part of the Monk's timeline, unless further evidence arises in the stories to come.

Awaiting placement[]

These entries are placed here until a suitable position in the timeline can be determined based on the available evidence.