The melancholic ninth incarnation of a Time Lord known as the Doctor met a barmaid Alison Cheney in the small Lancashire town of Lannet. Together, they fought to save the world, and defeated the silicon-based Shalka. Afterwards, Alison left with the Doctor in the TARDIS.
The two, along with the android Master, shared at least one more adventure together, involving vampires.
This incarnation of the Doctor was serious, and often angry, but wasn't averse to the odd bit of fun while having the bearing of an aristocrat. He was angry and reluctant to listen to the mysterious force that ordered him around time and space. Unlike previous incarnations, the Ninth Doctor was reluctant to take Alison on as a companion due to the untimely passing of his previous companion. While brave and heroic, the Doctor was more reluctant to get involved in the events taking place in Lancashire.
He kept an android version of the Master in his TARDIS, who was unable to leave the TARDIS. He was willing to turn the Master off and back on again without hesitation, and was unable to grasp how that might horrify Alison, as it not only showed what he will do to achieve his goals if he believes it necessary, but also raised the possibility that he might do something similar to her if he believed it necessary.
Habits and quirks
The Ninth Doctor drank alcohol. He carried an inhaler, which he called his "huffer". He carried a mobile phone, taken from a charging cradle hidden behind the telephone panel in the TARDIS' police box shell. Shaped like the TARDIS, the phone was in fact part of the TARDIS itself. The Doctor displayed a fondness for singing and had a repertoire of showtunes. He was friends with Andy Warhol, who wanted to paint a picture of him and his eight previous incarnations. He kept a signed manuscript copy of Hamlet in his TARDIS.
He wore the sombre black tailcoat of an Edwardian gentleman under a heavy cape, with a Keble College scarf thrown over one shoulder.
- According to DWM 464, the Doctor had been a lover to his companion, the daughter of the Lord President and he had retired to Gallifrey. After some time, an unknown alien had invaded and killed all Time Lords. All except the Doctor's companion promptly retreated to the Matrix. The Doctor and the Master "sent the aliens packing", destroying the Master's final form in the process causing the Doctor to construct an android body confined to his TARDIS. The Time Lords use their power to "send the Doctor off to solve the most dangerous problems in the universe".