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PLAYED BY: Michael Jayston

HOMELAND: Gallifrey

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Biography

The Time Lord prosecutor initially charged with finding the Doctor guilty of breaking Gallifreyan law, and later of genocide who first appeared in The Mysterious Planet.revealed to the court that The Valeyard was in fact the Doctor, or a projection of his dark side, from somewhere between his twelfth and final regeneration.The Valeyard was, according to the Master, “an amalgamation of the darker side of the Doctor’s nature”, taken from somewhere between his “twelfth and final incarnations”. (The Ultimate Foe) He sought to take the Sixth Doctor‘s remaining regenerations and have them for himself, eliminating his “other self” to be free of his influence, as well as murdering the Time Lords present at the trial. He was stopped by the Doctor, but escaped being captured. ( The Ultimate Foe)

With the trial now wrecked, The Valeyard took refuge in the fantasy world he had created inside the Matrix. The Doctor discovered his plot to destroy all the high ranking Time Lords in the courtroom and defeated him. However, the Valeyard escaped, taking on a new role as Keeper of the Matrix

The Valeyard appeared again in several books
Matrix, Millenial Rites, Mission Impractical

The Valeyard was He Jests at Scars and Trial of the Valeyard a new audio from Big Finish

RELATED LINKS
Trial of a Timelord DVD
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