Questions tagged [time-lord]

The Time Lords are an ancient and long-lived extraterrestrial race in Doctor Who of which the Doctor is a member. The name also applies to their civilisation. Always use in conjunction with the [doctor-who] tag.

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How does the doctor age faster during the events of The Time of The Doctor?

In series 6, during The Impossible Astronaut, the age difference between the two Doctors we see (the Tesselecta and the Envelope #1 Doctor) is said to be 200 years old. In the Time of The Doctor, when ...
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Are the Weeping Angels Timelords

In the End of Time the leader of the Timelords states: "The vote is taken, only two stand against and will stand as monument to their shame: the Weeping Angels of old!" (36 minutes into End of Time ...
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"Time Lords" and "Gallifreyans". What's the difference?

All people from Gallifrey are considered Gallifreyans; but what differences, if any, are there between Time Lords and common Gallifreyan citizens other than having a TARDIS?
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Is anything bigger on the inside apart from Time Lord technology?

Has there ever been anything in, or mentioned in, the Whoniverse that is bigger on the inside apart from Time Lord technology? I am obviously aware of Tardises. There was also an object which turned ...
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Is River Song a timelord?

Is River Song considered a timelord? Or is she considered a "fancy" human that can regenerate? Do we know anything of her physiology to let us know if she is a timelord (eg. two hearts), or (again) ...
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Could River Song have a Timelord child?

River Song is a highly mutated human who has Timelord-like traits. She, like us all, is in love with The Doctor. Though she could regenerate a few times, she is still primarily human. So, could the ...
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Besides the seals of Rassilon, Omega, The Master, and The Time Lords, what other seals are in Doctor Who?

My friend and I are working on a project that requires the use of seals from the WhoVerse, particularly, those of individual Time Lords. So far we have: We also have the Mark of the Corsair to work ...
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What does a Time Lord do?

I was looking at the Time Lord Wiki which told me some helpful information but it didn't really say what your average Time Lord or Time Lady actually does. We mainly get the perspective of the most ...
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Has the Doctor ever communicated telepathically with this character before?

In 'Spyfall' (the first episode of series 12) the Doctor comes across a man who is subsequently revealed to be In the subsequent episode (part 2) they communicate telepathically. Time Lords being ...
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What makes a timelord different?

Besides the two hearts and regeneration, is there anything that physiologically separates a time-lord from a human being?
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When was the first time it is stated that a timelord has two hearts?

In Doctor Who, when is the first time it is stated that the Doctor (and all other timelords) have two hearts? I know that in the old episode 'The Sensorites' the Doctor says something about his heart ...
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Can Time Lords Regenerate Into Children?

I've seen many questions addressing when Time Lords can regenerate, and a few on what they regenerate into, but all address adults. There is no question that Time Lords have children - we see both ...
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Can a Time Lord survive with just one heart?

In Doctor Who, Time Lords such as the Doctor have two hearts, which got me wondering if they need both to survive or if the second heart is so that if one stops working they can still survive (kind of ...
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Regeneration Energy Used for Healing

In The Angels Take Mahattan (S07E05) Has regeneration energy ever been used to heal another Timelord (or anyone else for that matter)? Excluding the time
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Is it now possible to "pop" in and out of universes, after a certain event happened?

The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) mentioned that anyone could pop in and out of universes when the Time Lords watched over things, right? And that them being gone meant that cross dimensional travel ...
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How does River Song know The Doctor's name?

In series 6, The Doctor lies that he told River his name (which River falsifies in the end of the episode). Yet in The Name of The Doctor she knows The Doctor's real name and even opens The Doctor's ...
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Was the concept of The Doctor being half-human mentioned again after the 1996 movie?

Is the concept of The Doctor being half-human (as mentioned in the 1996 movie) ever mentioned again, and confirmed to be part of the universe's canon? Or was this thrown away in the 2005 series, and ...
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Which episode should I watch to know how the Time Lords died?

The doctor has made several allusions to the fact he is the last of his kind. (example: The Beast Below). He also states on several occasions (more specifically in The Doctor's Wife) that he is the ...
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Is being a Time Lord a dominant trait?

Is there anything referenced in Dr. Who and any other related species that shows that being a Time Lord is a dominant trait? I remember watching an episode where Dr. Who started out as a John Smith, ...
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How accurate is this fanfic's explanation of the TARDIS and the Time Lords to actual canon information?

The fanfic chapter in question if from "Of Gods and Mortals" by Matthew Regent. The passage I am wondering about is as follows: "HEY!" yelled someone. I jerked back as a series of ...
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Are Time Lords vulnerable or invulnerable during regeneration?

I know that in the episode "The Impossible Astronaut" it's explicitly said that Time Lords are vulnerable during their regeneration, even Melody/River Song saying "Whatever that was, it killed him in ...
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Why do some Time Lords choose to have a title, and why does everyone else go along with the title they choose?

In one of the episodes of the Master Saga, The Master is talking with The Doctor and says "You chose your name, the one who helps everyone", when they are making their "greetings". (I'm looking for ...
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Why does the Doctor blame Rassilon for the Horrors of the Time War?

In Doctor Who (2005) S9E12, the Doctor is hell bent on (among other things) chasing Rassilon off of Gallifrey. An exchange between Ohila, the High Priestess of the Sisterhood of Karn, tells Rassilon ...
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How to identify a Time Lord?

ROSE: Well, he's got two hearts. JACKIE: Oh, don't be stupid. ROSE: He has. JACKIE: Anything else he's got two of? (The Christmas Invasion, 2005 Christmas special) So is there anything else ...
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How do Time Lords reproduce? [duplicate]

By looking at the sheer number of residents on Gallifrey (as shown in The Day of the Doctor), we see both men women and several children. How do(/did) the Time Lords reproduce? Is there any ...
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How many Time Lords are there after Time War?

How many Time Lords are there after Time War? EDIT: Of course we know now that
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Is the Doctor's Second Heart artificial?

I noticed recently that when the Doctor meets Missy and realizes she has two hearts, he says "You're a Time Lord." However, we know from "Listen" that "Time Lord" is a rank, not a species. So is the ...
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Will The Doctor deteriorate now that he's past his 12th regeneration? [closed]

Cardinal Rassilon was the one who modified Time Lord DNA to allow regeneration. According to the wiki he also input a parameter of twelve regenerative cycles to avoid decaying biogenic molecules. ...
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Do the Time Lords have a flag?

Prompted by a recent question in chat... Is there a Gallifreyan flag? Or a flag for the ruling organisation of Time Lords? If so, what does it look like? Both sides often have flags in wars, so the ...
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How much can regeneration change the Doctor (any timelord)?

We know that Doctor's character is changed with every regeneration, but we don't know where is the borderline. He eats different (sometimes very strange) things. He is in different ages and looks. ...
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What would the Doctor be if he wasn't a Time Lord? [duplicate]

In the episode Listen, when the TARDIS lands on Gallifrey, Clara overhears a conversation between two people and one says: well he's not going to the academy , is he, that boy. He'll never make a ...
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The risk of the TARDIS safeguard

In the Christmas special "Voyage of the Damned" (Tenth Doctor), The Doctor explains the TARDIS is programmed to lock onto the nearest centre of gravity when it's adrift (in this case, Earth). That's ...
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Is there any evidence of alternate-reality Time Lords?

In his answer to this question, Thaddeus states that we have never seen any evidence of Time Lords from alternate dimensions. While I trust Thaddeus's judgement, the answer is from 2012. Additionally,...
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Why couldn't Clara see future incarnations past the "11th" doctor?

From episode 239 "The Name of the Doctor" Inside The Doctor's grave, we are shown a beam of light which is said to be "the scar tissue" of his journey through time. The Doctor describes the light ...
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How does one calculate the age of a Time Lord? [duplicate]

How does one calculate the age of a Time Lord? Is it the time since he was born until the canon present? Or is it the sum of the days he lives? Because if it is the latter, he could live billion of ...
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How many non-Doctor regenerations have we seen on-screen?

Regeneration in Doctor Who was a device created to explain the recasting of the main character, the Doctor himself. But it's something all Time Lords are capable of, and occasionally we've seen Time ...
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Did the Doctor in fact kill the Time Lords?

Ok so, in the season 1 episode The Dalek when the Doctor confronts the Dalek he says that he made them burn, then says that the Time Lords burned with them... so in killing the Daleks did he in fact ...
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In Doctor Who, why don't the Doctor and gang bump into other traveling Timelords?

If all Timelords can travel back and forth through time, despite being wiped out of civilization, shouldn't the doctor and gang have bumped into one or two at this point? Pre Time War Timelords ...
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Are all Time Lords like the Doctor?

In A Good Man Goes to War, the reason they took the Ponds’ baby was they wanted a Time Lord weapon, and when the Doctor asks why Vastra says they have seen him. My question is: are all Time Lords ...
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Are the Sisterhood of Karn Time Ladies?

Are The Members of the Sisterhood of Karn: Time Ladies? Gallifreyans? Descended from Gallifreyans but a distinctly different race (like how Romulans are different from Vulcans)? a completely ...
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Can Time Lords decide not to regenerate?

After watching to the end of season 9, I thought of starting back from Eccleston onwards. I got to Last of the Time Lords with the Master and the Utopians, and the Master decides to refuse to ...
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Why can't the Doctor sense the other Timelords? [duplicate]

So at some point in the new Doctor Who, The Doctor mentions that he would be able to sense whether or not there were any other Timelords across time and space. However, throughout the series, he doesn'...
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Are Gallifreyans reptiles, mammals, or something else?

I recently saw a claim that Gallifreyans are reptiles. I know that their normal internal temperature is significantly lower that that of humans. From Wikipedia (emphasis mine): Physiological ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for why humans look like time lords? [duplicate]

Amy: You look human. Doctor: No, you look time lord. We came first. (from Series 5, episode 2, The Beast Below Is there an in-universe explanation for why time lords and humans look ...
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Who painted Clara’s portrait in Heaven Sent?

I was wondering if there’s any hint. Do you think it was
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Why does the Doctor make the pop sound in Heaven Sent?

In "Heaven Sent", at the beginning Is it a saying or an old time gesture of some sort? It just seems strange to be put in for no reason. I want to know if there is something I'm just not getting.
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Who rules Gallifrey after season 9 finale? [Spoilers]

During the season 9 finale "Hell bent" the Doctor My question is who is in charge now? Not sure if this info exists yet, but hoping Moffat might have said something.
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Is Santa Claus a Time Lord? [closed]

Consider the following about Santa Claus: He can carry presents for every little boy and girl around the world in one bag that sits on a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer, so his bag has to be ...
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Can Time Lords regenerate as soon as they're born, or do they have to reach a certain age first?

Almost all the Time Lord regenerations I've seen on-screen have been of adult Time Lords, who typically have already lived for several hundred years. Do we know whether or not a very young Gallifreyan ...
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Are the Cloisters bells, or a race?

In the finale when they mention the Cloister bells ringing they also refer to the things down there, What race are these creatures?