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NA03: Timewyrm: Apocalypse

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Author: Nigel Robinson

ISBN: 0 426 20359 3

Published: October 1991

Editor: Peter Darvill-Evans

Placement: After Timewyrm: Exodus

Links: The third book in the Timewyrm arc. Follows on from Genesys and Exodus. Leads into Revelation.

Doctor: The Seventh

The Seventh

The Seventh Doctor is short, dark-haired, and speaks with a slight scottish accent. He thinks of himself as "Time's Champion", deliberately seeking out situations to "put right". He usually has a plan, and is willing to manipulate everyone - including his companions - to achieve it.
The Second (flashbacks)

The Second

The second Doctor is short with a beatles moptop. He tends to act the part of a fool and give events a push in the right direction rather than directly taking control. He also plays the recorder.
Companions: Ace:


Ace was swept away from Perivale by a timestorm caused by a powerful being called Fenric. She arrived on Iceworld in the far future, where she met the Doctor in Dragonfire (Season 24). Ace is a bit of a teenaged delinquent, but has grown up during her time with the Doctor. She uses a home-made explosive called nitro-nine, and prefers her nickname of Ace to her real name of Dorothy. She calls the Doctor "Professor".
Recurring Characters: The Timewyrm:


The Timewyrm is a malevolent creature of immense power from ancient Gallifreyan legend. She was created during Timewyrm: Genesys when an alien called Ishtar interfaced with the Doctor's TARDIS. In Timewyrm: Exodus, the Doctor dispersed her form.
Recommended Viewing: The flashbacks to the second Doctor's era happen soon after his regeneration in Power of the Daleks (Season 4), at the start of The Enemy of the World (Season 5), and just before he regenerates in The War Games (Season 6).
Recommended Reading: The book follow on from Timewyrm: Genesys and Timewyrm: Exodus, and sets the scene for Timewyrm: Revelation.
Recommended Listening: None.
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