The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
Originally a man with the demeanor of an eccentric, light-hearted buffoon, the Seventh Doctor, played by Sylvester McCoy, darkened into a mysterious, cunning manipulator to properly combat the return of Fenric. Though he delighted in humorous reverie, it was only the surface layer of his true nature. Beneath, he was a Machiavellian genius of frightful caliber who tactfully used his mind to control nearly all situations into reaching his personal favored outcome. Despite this, he could also show profound warmth and affection to his companions, and built a strong bond with many of them.
Initially, the Seventh Doctor traveled with his predecessor’s final companion, Melanie Bush. After several adventures with Mel, she left to travel with Sabalom Glitz. The Doctor then began adventuring with Ace, a troubled teenager from the 1980s. The Doctor did his best to help heal Ace’s psychological wounds by helping her come to terms with her past misdeeds and fears. Though he initially planned to take Ace home, they ultimately traveled together for several years, only for their blossoming friendship to grow increasingly dark as secrets and death tore them apart.
He later became champion to the Eternal known as Time. Although he did many good deeds while under the title of Time’s Champion, his manipulative ways and amoral decisions cost him dearly. The aftermath left him tired and saddened until he eventually began a lonely retirement from plotting. Though wearisome, he decided he would return to Gallifrey when the Time Lords needed his assistance. However, having grown complacent in his retirement, he let his guard down at the wrong time and paid for it with his life.
After many years of Machiavellian schemes and manipulation, the Seventh Doctor regenerated in San Francisco on 31 December 1999, following gunshot wounds and Dr. Grace Holloway’s subsequent exploratory surgery with a camera accidentally clogging a vein.