Ninth Doctor

The ninth doctor, Christopher Eccleston, is currently my favorite doctor (of those I have seen). For me, he displays the right blend of kindly and intimidating (more of the latter than the former). He just came out of a huge time war that destroyed both his home planet of Gallifrey, along with all of the other time lords (including his family) and the planet of Skaro, the home planet of the arch-enemy of the time lords, the Daleks. So it would make sense that this doctor is more dark than most of the others. He wears all black, including a leather jacket, which helps to further illustrate his personality.

His regeneration is not shown, and it is not known how long before the first episode of the first series (27th season) of Doctor Who the doctor became his ninth self. But, in the first episode, "Rose", he is shown looking himself in a mirror to find out what his body looks like, so it most likely only occurred a short time before.

This doctor's first companion is Rose Tyler, who falls in love with the doctor during their adventures. The ninth doctor gradually warms up to Rose, and becomes much more jovial than he was at the start of the series. The doctor needed true companionship after the events of the Time War, and he found it in Rose.

Adam Mitchell, a genius who Rose meets in Utah in 2012 in the episode "Dalek" joins Rose and the doctor in the TARDIS after Rose invites him to join them. He is only a companion for one trip, as he is left back home by the doctor after he tries to use information from the future for financial gain in "The Long Game".

Rose and the ninth Doctor meet Captain Jack Harkness on a trip to World War II London in 1941 during The Blitz, the eight month bombing of London by Nazi Germany. He saves Rose, who is caught on a rope tied to a barrage balloon, which she climbed to try to save a boy on top of a building. He uses a tractor beam to save her, and in doing so reveals himself to be from a different time. He recognizes her clothing as being from a different time as well, so he mistakes her for a time agent. He used to be a time agent himself, but has since gone freelance. When the doctor joins the pair, it is soon revealed that he is a con-man who tried to sell an alien spaceship, which turned out to be a medical vessel. The ship contained airborne nano-machines which were meant to heal wounds, but since humans are unknown to them, they turned all humans it encountered (sick or not) into the first thing the machines encountered, which was a scared boy wearing a gas mask. The doctor discovered that the boy's sister was really her mother, which was a fact she hid due to becoming an unwed mother at such a young age. The doctor convinced the boy's mother to comfort him and tell him the truth about who she is. When the two embraced, the nano-machines recognized the genetic similarities, and rewrote their programming. The nanobots repaired the damage they made initially, and even repaired severe wounds the war caused (such as severed legs). A German bomb drops onto the site, and Jack, in an effort to repair the damage he has caused, takes the bomb into his ship. He can not disable the bomb or abandon ship, so he resigns to his fate just as the TARDIS appears inside his ship and rescues him.

Jack continues with Rose and The Doctor, until the events of the first season finale, where the daleks have rebuilt their race from the lone Dalek survivors of the Time War. Rose is left back in her 21st century home in London by the Doctor, with a non-functioning TARDIS, since the Doctor feels that he and Jack will die in the battle and doesn't want the same fate to fall upon Rose. Mickey Smith, Rose's boyfriend, and Jackie Tyler, Rose's mom (both future companions of the tenth doctor), borrow a tow-truck from a friend. They use the tow truck to pull the covering off of the TARDIS console, and Rose looks into the heart of the TARDIS so she can connect with her (it's been implied the TARDIS is a living, female, being) directly and travel back to the Doctor and Jack.

Looking into the heart of the TARDIS has caused Rose to absorb all the TARDIS energy into herself, and she gains control over time and space. She uses this power to spread the words "Bad Wolf" over time so that she can warn the Doctor and herself about what is going to happen (the words are seen all over the first series, as well as some later ones). Jack has been killed by the Daleks, and Rose uses her powers to bring him back to life and to destroy the Dalek emporer and the entire Dalek army.

Rose begins to die due to the fact that no person can hold the energy of the TARDIS inside of them. The doctor kisses Rose to take the energy of the TARDIS out of Rose and put it into himself (but after the events of the tenth doctor, it would seem this kiss was more than just a means to an end). The ninth Doctor then succumbs to death himself, as he tells Rose that she and himself were fantastic, just as he regenerates into the tenth Doctor.

Jack does not make it to the TARDIS before it leaves Satellite 5. The fate of Jack is revealed in Torchwood, and later in the third and fourth season finales, as well as the last tenth Doctor story of Doctor Who.

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