After her regeneration, Romana continued to travel with the Fourth Doctor until she decided to stay in E-Space. She later returned to the main universe and rose to the office of Lady President of the High Council of Gallifrey.
The first Romana decided to regenerate into a form identical to Princess Astra. She later speculated that the torture she had endured from the Shadow had somehow awoken Pandora’s influence — memories Braxiatel had repressed by hypnotism— and the only way to regain full control was to regenerate voluntarily. (AUDIO: Lies) The Fourth Doctor protested she had no right to assume the likeness of another person, so she went briefly through other forms (though retaining Astra’s voice), only to settle back on Astra’s. She also initially chose a style of dress that mimicked the Doctor’s. The Doctor soon grew accustomed to her new form. He found this new incarnation easier to get along with than the last, at one point implying he considered her his best friend. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks). Part of the reason she settled on Astra’s form was that when the Doctor disbanded the Key to Time, he released Astra from being the sixth segment, but as it needed an organic form to be stable it latched on to Romana and she started to decay, causing her to regenerate. (AUDIO: The Chaos Pool)
Romana met the Daleks and their creator, Davros, on their home world of Skaro. There, she helped prevent both the Daleks and Movellans from gaining an advantage in their war. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks) She previously encountered the Daleks on Proxima Major during her first incarnation. (AUDIO: The Dalek Contract / The Final Phase) She next went to Paris in 1979 where she and the Doctor stopped Scarothfrom preventing the evolution of humanity. (TV: City of Death) On Chloris, she was captured by a party of bandits. (TV: The Creature from the Pit)
When two spaceships, the Empress and the Hecate, collided, she helped separate them. She also helped to uncover a drug smuggling plot involving the lethal drug vraxoin, via Tryst’s Continuous Event Transmuterand the Mandrels it contained. (TV: Nightmare of Eden) Romana also helped prevent the Nimon from continuing their circle of taking over planets by posing as gods. (TV: The Horns of Nimon)
The Doctor and Romana went to Cambridge in 1979, intending to meet Professor Chronotis. The Doctor and Romana couldn’t bring K9 to see him as they went punting. At that point, while they were on a punt up the Cam, (WC: Shada) the Doctor’s first four incarnations, along with their companions, were taken by a time scoop to the Death Zone on Gallifrey. The Doctor and Romana were caught in a time eddy and failed to arrive in the Death Zone. They were released several hours later once Borusa was sealed in the Tomb of Rassilon. (TV: The Five Doctors) The Doctor, having gone “nowhere” for several hours, went back to the TARDIS, demanding everyone to put their bathing suits on as they were going to Brighton. The Doctor and Romana, though retaining memories of the punting trip, had forgotten they intended to visit Chronotis. The Doctor said that they had intended to be back “before lights out”, but “went on somewhere else”, according to Romana, after only being away from the TARDIS for two hours and twenty-one minutes. (WC:Shada)
The Doctor arrived in Brighton, but in the wrong season. K9 was damaged badly when he retrieved a ball she was playing with from the water. Romana visited the Leisure Hive, where she was present at the aborted rebirth of Argolin civilization. Despite her protests, the Doctor removed the randomiser from the TARDIS, making them vulnerable to the Black Guardian finding them again.(TV: The Leisure Hive)
On Tigella, Romana freed herself from the Bell Plants’ harassment before she was captured by Gaztaks. She bluffed the Gaztaks by claiming she was leading them to the TARDIS before taking them around in circles. She lost them by leading them into the Bell Plants. (TV: Meglos)
After forgetting all about the matter, the Doctor received an order from the Time Lords to return Romana to Gallifrey now they had found the segments to the Key to Time. Romana, having tasted a life of adventure with the Doctor and bonded with him, didn’t want to return and sulked in her room. The Doctor’s TARDIS entered a Charged Vacuum Emboitment, left the universe (N-Space) and entered another, smaller universe, E-Space.
They landed on the planet Alzarius. Romana was infected by an Alzarian spider. Its venom controlled her, making her complete tasks to help theMarshmen. The Doctor restrained her and she soon recovered. (TV: Full Circle)
Romana and the Doctor began searching for a CVE to return home. They came across a planet and landed upon it. They found an Alzarian, Adric, had stowed away on board. Romana was taken by a group of vampires as a sacrifice to the King Vampire. The Doctor rescued her and they resumed searching. (TV:State of Decay) The Doctor was injured and Romana placed him in the Zero Room to recover. The TARDIS was captured by Ballustrans. Romana was questioned by Marni Tellis in a murder enquiry. However, aFarrian attack lifted suspicion from her. Romana kept the Farrian talking long enough for the Doctor to destroy their CVE entrance. They were unable to follow and so continued their search. (AUDIO: The Invasion of E-Space)
They arrived at the Gateway. With K9 damaged by the time winds, the regular universe remained inaccessible to him. Romana chose to stay with him in E-Space to help the enslaved Tharils release themselves from captivity. (TV: Warriors’ Gate)
Romana fought for Tharil rights for many years. She began to consider a return to N-Space. (AUDIO: The Invasion of E-Space) Romana and K9 left E-Space through a mirror. (AUDIO: Zagreus)
President of the High Council
Romana and K9 returned to N-Space and Gallifrey, where Romana ascended to the Presidency. (PROSE:Goth Opera, PROSE: Happy Endings) Romana was shocked that the Fifth Doctor ran away from his responsibilities when he was appointed Lord President of Gallifrey. (AUDIO: Extermination)
The manner of Romana’s ascendancy is unclear. One source claimed that Romana ran against Flavia in an election and won. (PROSE: Happy Endings) Romana recalled she had invoked a “right of challenge” against her predecessor as President of the High Council, just as Darkel later challenged her. (AUDIO:Insurgency) However, Braxiatel said no one had held the role of Lord Chancellor “for many years”, not since Romana’s “predecessor had quelled his predecessor’s less-than-stellar stewardship”. Romana said she had been “asked to become President after the coup that overthrew Flavia’s inauspicious reign” in spite of her lack of political experience. This suggests another President had ruled in the interim. (AUDIO:Lies)
According to one account, soon after taking office, Romana suffered an epileptic fit. During this, she signed an executive order releasing three hundred prisoners from Shada, including Grandfather Paradox. The fit was caused by the Carnival Queen threatening the rational underpinnings of the universe. (PROSE:Christmas on a Rational Planet) However, another account stated that Salyavin, upon leaving Shada on his own centuries before Romana’s time, used his powers to make the Time Lords forget about Shada. Romana herself told Skagra she had “never even heard of it”, referring to the prison as “the actions of previous administrations”. (WC: Shada)
Also in the early days of her Presidency, Romana was abducted by the Daleks and spent more than two decades in captivity before escaping with the help of the Doctor, now in his sixth incarnation. (AUDIO: The Apocalypse Element) On returning to Gallifrey, she resumed the Presidency.
Soon after the business with anti-time, (AUDIO: Neverland, Zagreus) she had to deal with a Free Time terrorist attack on Gryben. She sent Leelato investigate. With the Monan Host threatening invasion of Gryben to obtain a Timonic Fusion Device, she had stop Narvin from launching Battle TARDIS’ and Braxiatel from stopping an evacuation. She used her position to stop a war by going to the planet herself. (AUDIO: Weapon of Choice) She organized a fake temporal summit to get potential terrorist attention. She also told the Monan’s about the Celestial Intervention Agency codes they put in their planets defense shields after the Time Lords fixed them in the wake of the Dalek attack. Romana and Leela uncovered Hossak’s mad plan for peace. (AUDIO: Square One) There was a judicial inquiry over the actions on Grybon, presided by Inquisitor Darkel. During this investigation she discovered the means how Braxiatel created his his collection and why. She found out how a Timonic Fusion Device was made available to the Free Time Movement. She went back in time to stop the retrocrime that occured in stealing the device. (AUDIO: The Inquiry) Mephistopheles Arkadian invited her to Earth, where she learnt about Torvalds plan with Free Time and how it involved Cecelia Pollard. The fate of Andred was revealed to her as well. (AUDIO: A Blind Eye)
It seems Braxiatel supported and guided Romana’s appointment partly because it was inevitable and he wanted to monitor her closely for any return of Pandora’s influence. Romana and her bodyguard Leelalater encountered Pandora again, who was this time taking the form of Romana’s first incarnation. Pandora told Romana that she had engineered her return to Gallifrey from E-Space and her appointment as President to fulfill her grand plan. (AUDIO: Lies)
After meeting with Pandora she spent a short time relaxing on Davidia. There she encountered as charred body which arrived on the planet, and proceeded to find out the truth. She came to understand Leela’s way of thinking. (AUDIO: Spirit) Braxiatel was named High Chancellor and made responsible for Romana’s experiments with the Time Lord Academy, allowing off-world students to enter the academy.She found out that the body was Wynter, and it was due to Pandora he became that way. She found As a result of the Pandora creature escape from the matrix, Braxiatel was exiled from Gallifrey (AUDIO: Pandora) and the Academy reforms fell apart under his successor, Chancellor Valyes.
Romana started to exhibit symptoms of Pandora’s influence. She apparently murdered Andred while possessed, and continued to consult Pandora for advice on her political moves. She became more angry the more the consulted with Pandora. (AUDIO: Insurgency) At Pandora’s suggestion, Romana declared herself Imperiatrix of Gallifrey in response to Darkel’s challenge for the Presidency. As she crowned herself with the coronet linking her to the Matrix, Pandora became corporeal in the form of the first Romana, declaring herself Imperiatrix. (AUDIO: Imperiatrix) Freed by her chancellery guards, Romana destroyed much of the city’s infrastructure in the following civil war, responding to Pandora’s psychic control of the Capitol. She was finally able to contain Pandora in the Matrix again and to kill her by destroying the Matrix completely.
Romana didn’t want to hurt people in the civil war, so she decided to attack the infrastructure of Gallifrey and stop the TARDIS from working so that Pandora could turn the civil war into a time war. She traveled to the anomaly vault where she was attacked by Aesino and it’s sentience because Romana was now an anomaly. (AUDIO: Fractures) She tricked Pandora into having a meeting inside the Matrix where she was taken by the Anomaly vault’s sentience and then had the matrix wiped. (AUDIO: Warfare) Romana was greatly weakened by her struggle with Pandora. Chancellor Valyes became acting President. He appointed Matthias as Lord Cardinal before resigning and naming Darkel as his successor. Romana and Matthias each laid claims to the Presidency. She had to deal with Phaidon, Nekkistani and Sunariinvasions. (AUDIO: Appropriation) After Darkel and Matthias agreed to the arrest of Romana for high treason, Braxiatel turned up and made a superior claim for the Presidency, freeing Romana. He immediately resigned and named Matthias his successor, to Romana’s surprise. (AUDIO: Mindbomb)
Braxiatel had hatched a scheme to preserve the Time Lord biodata archive. It contained the genetic patterns of all Time Lords, past and present. He hoped to reconstruct Gallifrey after its inevitable fall. As the Free Time Dogma Virus ravaged Gallifrey, Matthias nominated Romana to find the cure, then go into exile. Romana followed the trail, only to find Braxiatel. He had nominated Matthias knowing that whoever was President was doomed to fall to the Dogma virus. He also noted that, ironically, Pandora would have had the ruthlessness to crush the “great threat” facing Gallifrey, but Romana would not. The only cure for the virus was to end the regeneration capabilities of the Time Lords. With the help of K9, Braxiatel used aTime Scoop to collect the bio-data archive. He asked Romana to decide whether to administer the cure or to let Gallifrey die and then rebuild it using the bio-data. Her decision is not known. (AUDIO: Panacea)
She later discovered that Braxiatel, transported them from his Collection to the Axis, where she started to explore alternative versions of Gallifrey, to help find a way to cure the Dogma virus. She explored many versions, from one where she didn’t travel with the Doctor (AUDIO: Reborn) to one where Time Lords were simian (AUDIO: Annihilation). She found a universe where her counterpart was more ruthless than she was, and was disgusted by the lengths that this Romana would go to keep order and have the Web of Timeweaved in her desire. This Romana wanted to have her counterpart executed and set Lord Burner to do this. (AUDIO: Disassembled)
After losing Braxiatel, she discovered a world where the Great Vampires had defeated the True Lords of Gallifrey. There she met an alternative version of Borusa. Lord Prydon tried to make Romana his consort but thanks to immunity she gained in E-Space, this failed. She helped Borusa to defeat them, however, she destroyed the world. This distressed her, as she destroyed another world, another Gallifrey. (AUDIO:Annihilation)
When an alternative Romana, was assassinated she took her place, and she tried to help them perfect their Eye of Harmony. This was in fact of prison for the Krilig, and closed it stranding Leela, Narvin and herself on alternative Gallifrey and K9 on the axis. (AUDIO: Forever) She later invested time in alternative time technologies, whilst stopping insurrection. (AUDIO: Emancipation) One such technology, involved using slaves as time sensitives. (AUDIO: Evolution). When Science Minister Kavil discovered a signal coming through time, he amplified it as Romana thought that it could be a way back to their home. When a portal from this signal opened in the Panopticon, she was greeted by Daleks. (AUDIO: Arbitration)
Romana managed to prevent the Daleks’ plan to invade the multiverse, and managed to return home to her own Gallifrey, complete with a cure to the Dogma virus. The Daleks again called her Unit 117. She used the anger from her imprisonment when she interrogated the Dalek she attacked. She said that it was the Daleks that made her a bit more ruthless originating from the Etra Prime attack and the twenty years of mental torture, and then killed the Dalek. She then left this Gallifrey to return to the Axis. (AUDIO:Extermination)
Shortly after arriving on her own Gallifrey, Romana was greeted by one of her future incarnations, who entered into a deal with her to return Gallifrey to its former state, thus saving herself thousands of years of work. She became increasingly tired sorting out the calculations and the negotiations. Trey was worried about her and Romana wanted her exiled, but was exiled herself. She returned to Gallifrey just as their was trouble with transduction barrier and the Eye of harmony which she tried to fix but she couldn’t but this action caused a Regeneration. This all occurred in the Matrix (AUDIO: Renaissance)
This regeneration didn’t take hold as she was removed from the Matrix by K9. She was reinstated as president, after Matthias resigned. She couldn’t decide to use the measure that would cure the Dogma virus. When Leela decide for her a Dalek force invaded from the Matrix. Romana repelled a Dalek invasion of Gallifrey with her future incarnation by trapping them in the Matrix. She then set about rebuilding her Gallifrey, which was still crippled by disease and war. (AUDIO: Ascension)
Romana later traveled to Earth to investigate the disappearance of Leela. There she encountered the Sixth Doctor and Mike Yates, and helped them to defeat Rees. (AUDIO: Second Sight)
Prior to the destruction of Gallifrey, Romana had regenerated into a third incarnation. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon, The Ancestor Cell) Romana claimed she had to regenerate to become a more effective leader of Gallifrey, and her third incarnation was noticeably more ruthless than her second. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell)
This incarnation of Romana seemed to respect the Doctor more and seemed to have settled into her name. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks) She was occasionally fearful but remained quick to react. (TV: Meglos) Taken with her new lifestyle, Romana was adamant that she did not want to return to Gallifrey. (TV: Full Circle)
Romana was initially resentful of how Adric had forced himself upon them in joining their travels, but soon came to like him. (AUDIO: The Invasion of E-Space) She managed to defeat Karna all by herself when investigating the Vita Novus health spa. (AUDIO: The Beautiful People) Like her previous incarnation, she could be stern and commanding when she needed to be and could cleverly improvise the situation, like the Doctor, to the point where she could escape. (TV: The Creature from the Pit)
Romana once donned a pink version of the Doctor’s coat, with a white version of his scarf. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks) She also wore a variety of dresses, building on her previous incarnation’s sense of style. (TV: The Androids of Tara, The Creature from the Pit) On Tigella, she wore a frilled dress. (TV: Meglos) Once she returned to Gallifrey, she wore traditional Time Lord garb. (PROSE: Goth Opera)