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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How could The Doctor lie in Time of the Doctor?

In the last moments of The Time of the Doctor, when the young man enters the tower, the Doctor says that he has a plan, and then tells Clara that actually, he has no plan. But the city has a truth ...
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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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Are 8 snipers really enough to kill a Time Lord?

In S9E1 (The Magician's Apprentice) of Doctor Who, Missy says: I'm gonna need eight snipers. Three for each heart, and two for my brain stem. You'll have to switch me off fast, before I can ...
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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 there be any more NEW Time Lords?

According to this answer, a time lord can only be "created" on Gallifrey: The title and distinction belongs solely to those beings from the world of Gallifrey who have been indoctrinated, trained ...
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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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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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Why does a laser screwdriver age The Doctor?

When the 10th Doctor meets up with the Master in the timeline that never happened he gets aged many many years with the Master's "Laser" Screwdriver. How did he do that? Do lasers affect timelords ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why couldn't the Time Lords get through?

Maybe I've got to watch the episode a few more times, but I don't understand why the Time Lords couldn't get through .
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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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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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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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When does the Doctor actually tell River his name? [duplicate]

In The Name of the Doctor, we are technically seeing a saved version of River Song from the Library, meaning she's definitely dead. If this is so, where in the timeline does the Doctor tell her his ...
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What year was the Time Lock established?

Is there any evidence to indicate when - what year by our Earthly reckoning - the Time Lock was put in place around the Time War between the Daleks and Time Lords?
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In Doctor Who, has India become a super power by the year 2367?

In the last episode of Doctor Who (Dinosaurs on a Spaceship) we see the ISA launching missiles at a spaceship on a collision course with the Earth. It's the year 2367. At first I thought that ISA ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a canon precedent for a Timelord being able to use regeneration energy in such a destructive manner?

In "The Time of the Doctor", we see Matt Smith's Doctor go out with a bang as he uses (apparently excess) energy from his regeneration to destroy the Daleks that have besieged him. This appears to be ...
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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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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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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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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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Is this Doctor Who character the Nightmare Child?

In series 9 episode 6 of Doctor Who, when the Doctor revisits she’s known across the land as the Nightmare. I watched a YouTube video which goes through Doctor Who easter eggs, and it says that she ...
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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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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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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?
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Why didn't the Doctor know he would regenerate again? [duplicate]

In The Day of the Doctor, all 13 Doctors turn up to help save Gallifrey, and it's assumed that Ten, Eleven, and War have summoned the rest. Given Twelve's presence - a form that Eleven hasn't yet seen ...
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Why didn't the Doctor just leave the town of Christmas to keep them safe?

I know that the doctor couldn't leave the planet because all the aliens would destroy it as soon as he was gone. I know that he had to stay on or near the planet so that he could say the name if it ...