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NA04: Timewyrm: Revelation

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Author: Paul Cornell

ISBN: 0 426 20360 6

Published: December 1991

Editor: Peter Darvill-Evans

Placement: After Timewyrm: Apocalypse

Links: The fourth book in the Timewyrm arc. Follows on from Genesys, Exodus, and Apocalypse.

Doctor: The Seventh

The Seventh Doctor

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 First

The First Doctor

The first Doctor looks like a human in his sixties. He is physically quite frail, but has a keen intellect. He is paternalistic towards his companions, and has a degree of arrogance towards others. He sometimes forgets his companions' names.
The Third

The Third Doctor

The third Doctor has white hair, a large nose, and tends to dress as a society dandy. He has a love of technology, historical name-dropping, vehicles, and fine wines.
The Fourth

The Fourth Doctor

The fourth Doctor is tall, has curly brown hair, a distinctive smile, a floppy hat, and a ridiculously long scarf. He comes across as otherworldly and bohemian.
The Fifth

The Fifth Doctor

The fifth Doctor is much younger-looking than his other incarnations. He wears old-style cricketing clothes and a sprig of celery. He is much more vulnerable and innocent than his other incarnations and more like an older brother to his companions.
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

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. However, she returned in Timewyrm: Apocalypse and the Doctor has been hunting her ever since.
Recommended Viewing: There are lots of minor references to TV adventures. Companions Katarina and Sara Kingdom died in The Daleks' Masterplan (Season 3) and Adric died in Earthshock (Season 19). The Doctor manipulated Ace in Ghost Light (Season 26) and The Curse of Fenric (Season 26).
Recommended Reading: The book follow on from Timewyrm: Genesys, Timewyrm: Exodus, and Timewyrm: Apocalypse.
Recommended Listening: None.
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