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Time was an Eternal of the Menti Celesti who chose the Seventh Doctor as her champion. Like Death and other Menti Celesti, she acted as a living embodiment of cosmic principles.


Time was younger than Death and Pain. (PROSE: Set Piece) Death explained that she and her sisters were "the dreams of Time Lords" which "leak out across the universe", and were occasionally given physical form by beings such as the Timewyrm. (PROSE: Human Nature)

One such incarnation occurred when Time was born as the daughter of the psionic Ricky McIlveen (PROSE: Warchild) and his girlfriend Jasmine Surprise (herself the daughter of Chris Cwej and Ishtar Hutchings, the Timewyrm). (PROSE: Happy Endings)

The day the First Doctor was loomed, his cousin Innocet saw a strange woman by the crumbling well in the orchard, trailing her hair in the water. Innocet approached her, but she vanished; Innoced decided she was an omen for the good of the House. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)

This was the version of Time who chose the Seventh Doctor as her champion. (PROSE: Love and War)

Time, along with Death and Pain, attended Bernice Summerfield and Jason Kane's wedding in Cheldon Bonniface. She curtsied to Emily Hutchings, acknowledging her as a relative. (PROSE: Happy Endings) In a junkyard on Ha'olam, a gaunt underfed white Siamese cat and two other strays attacked Sam Jones' cat, who was Life, for invading their territory. (PROSE: Seeing I)

Time appeared to the Seventh Doctor when he returned to the House of Lungbarrow, and Innocet recognised her as the woman she had seen on his looming day. Time said that she, like most gods, regarded being worshipped as a responsibility, and tried to live up to expectations, though "there are some Gods I could mention who are not nearly so considerate." She gave the Doctor a many-coloured robe woven from all his deeds and experiences, and said the patterns had driven three of the weavers insane. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)

Along with her sisters Life and Fate, Time fled the Spiral Politic the moment she foresaw the War in Heaven. Death refused to leave and watched them go. (PROSE: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)

Physical appearance[]

The incarnation of Time at Bernice Summerfield's wedding had silvery skin. (PROSE: Happy Endings)

Behind the scenes[]

  • This female personification of Time, born from the dreams and thoughts of the Time Lords, is distinct from the Father of Time, also known as simply "Time", from The Test of Time, who described himself as older than the Time Lords, but was also, simultaneously, the Doctor's future self.