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Ulysses was one of the first Time Lords to give himself a new name, which he picked from an Earth adventurer. It was on Earth that he married Penelope Gate, a human from 1883. Unbeknownst to the High Council, Penelope gave birth to a son.
When Ulysses and Penelope were studying the temporal cicatrix in the Shoal with their friend Mr Saldaamir, the three met Lady Larna, a Time Lord from their future who told them about the Matrix prophecy of the coming War.
When fellow Time Lord Marnal threatened to expose them, they used the telepathic circuits of his TARDIS to wipe his memory and dumped him on Earth in England, 1883, with Penelope's mother. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)
The Doctor knew his father's name wasn't Ulysses, but that he was a professor at Berkeley. (PROSE: The Infinity Doctors) The boy mentioned a version of the Doctor's past where his father had his name erased from time. (PROSE: Unnatural History)
"Daniel Joyce" was a renegade Time Lord who taught at Berkeley and studied San Francisco's temporal cicatrix with Larna. The Eighth Doctor said the name Joyce "fit him"; (PROSE: Unnatural History) James Joyce was the writer of the book Ulysses. (PROSE: The Final Chapter)
Behind the scenes Edit
- In the Leekley Bible, a proposed late 1990s revival of Doctor Who, Ulysses played a major part as the Doctor's father. Lance Parkin utilised these ideas when he wrote the novel The Gallifrey Chronicles, though the Doctor is never explicitly stated to be Ulysses' son.
- The Nth Doctor describes an earlier version of the TV movie pilot in which Ulysses lived on Earth as a radical Berkeley professor nicknamed "Doctor Doomsday"; this was the basis for the character of Daniel Joyce in the novel Unnatural History. Both Unnatural History and The Gallifrey Chronicles contained hints that Ulysses was Daniel Joyce.