Portrayed by:
"Reverse the polarity."
— The Second Caretaker's catchphrase

The Second Caretaker (2581-2719) represented the second incarnation of the Time Lord known as the Caretaker, though he was the third body in the lineup.





. Devious

"No! No! Don't! Don't!"
— First Words of the Second Caretaker

. The Mystery of the Meteorites

TASK Career BeginsEdit


After the Wenley Moor MassacreEdit


Suzie ResignsEdit


Battles with the ManagerEdit


Loose EndsEdit




Coming and GoingEdit


Time AloneEdit


Final AdventuresEdit




"In the log. It's... up there... in the locker..."
— Last Words of the Second Caretaker

. Planet of the Dreleks





Undated eventsEdit

  • The Second Caretaker and Katie attended Winston Churchill's wedding in 1908, giving him a bowler hat as a present.[1]
  • The Second Caretaker attended the funeral of William Newquon.[2]
  • The Second Caretaker joined forces with his other incarnations to prevent Gyacasch from being destroyed at the end of the Last Great Time War. The Day of the Caretaker

Alternate TimelinesEdit





The Second Caretaker was 1.88 metres tall.



Psychological profileEdit


Due to his exile on Earth, the Second Caretaker was very frustrated about his mistreatment and became arrogant from time-to-time, often getting into bickers with Brigadier William Newquon, due to not agreeing with his military methods, but would always apologise for his harsh words. He spent a lot of his time trying to escape his exile, even taking the Console out of the IDRIS and repairing certain parts of its complicated circuitry in order to try and travel in time and space again. [[.|.]]

The Caretaker always favored peace and diplomacy above violence and aggression. However, his peacemaking methods clashed with stalwart military-minded individuals, who chose rules over morality. [[.|.]] These such figures were often a thorn in the Caretaker's side, especially if they had power and numbers on their side. [[.|.]] When he was at odds with a greater majority of imprudent people, or a particularly aggressive influential, the Caretaker would find his diplomacy usurped. [[.|.]]

Despite being a self-proclaimed pacifist, the Second Caretaker was a capable man of action, aggressively joining the fray, unlike the First Caretaker, who generally insinuated himself into events discreetly. [[.|.]] He was unafraid to pitch in physically, often using his mastery of Venusian aikido when the situation called for it. [[.|.]] Much like his predecessors, his keen mind was still his primary asset. [[.|.]] This incarnation was a technologically-oriented Caretaker, who particularly loved to create and play with gadgets of all sorts. This passion displayed itself in this incarnation's scientific bent and in his love of vehicles, [[.|.]] such as his yellow roadster, Iris. [[.|.]] Sometimes his inventions backfired, but he found ways to repair and improve them. [[.|.]]

Staunchly moral, the Second Caretaker was every bit the gentleman, a hero of the Victorian mould. [[.|.]] This was shown when he was guilty over tricking Omegon. [[.|.]] An eternal optimist, the Caretaker often comforted people when all hope seemed lost to them, [[.|.]] and once declared a belief that life would always continue in some form. [[.|.]]

The Second Caretaker grew very fond of his friends and assistants, displaying loyalty to the Brigadier, and was very protective of his assistants. [[.|.]] His relationship with his companions was very formal, especially with the likes of Sergeant Stanley Darrens and Captain Raymond Hawks, and at times he took on the role of a teacher instructing them about the universe. [[.|.]] At first, he was fearful of Katie Doyle due to her bumbling nature, [[.|.]] but quickly became fond of her. [[.|.]] He often had problems with the Brigadier's tendency to think in military terms [[.|.]] and especially hated politicians due to their lack of intelligence and idiotic methods of dealing with problems. [[.|.]]

The Caretaker would grow increasingly loud and frank with someone being obstinate when he was under the clock to stop something disastrous from happening. If diplomacy outright failed, he did not show further outrage, knowing he had been defeated. Instead, the Caretaker reacted in a subdued manner even more unsettling than when he was in protest. Ashamed with the utmost level of disappointment and disgust, he gave a scathing and virulent dressing down to the foolhardy individuals that destroyed a bid for peace and order. [[.|.]]

The Second Caretaker also had a very strong disgust toward people who were any combination of stubborn, selfishly goal-driven, or close-minded. These types of people would anger him further if they refused to listen to him, ignored his protests, or went to absurd lengths just to dodge the risk of being proven wrong. [[.|.]] Because the species lacked intelligence to reason with properly and were inherently violent, the Caretaker did not show restraint against Ogrons, immediately resorting to fatal firearms if they were given orders to kill. [[.|.]]

Habits and QuirksEdit

The Second Caretaker developed a habit of using words such as "pompous" and "nitwit" to describe people he thought as arrogant and moronic, respectively. [[.|.]] The Doctor also made a habit of saying, "Yes, well..." to start his sentences, answering "Yes, of course", and humming when tinkering on things. [[.|.]] When annoyed, he would usually utter, "Oh, good grief. [[.|.]]

The Second Caretaker had a passion for gadgets, [[.|.]] and loved his vintage car, Iris, almost as much as he loved his IDRIS, [[.|.]] even preventing the Brigadier from shooting at the Manager, for fear that he would hit Iris. [[.|.]]

The second incarnation preferred lime to lemon in his drinks, [[.|.]] and occasionally performed magic tricks, some of which he owed to escape artist Harry Houdini. [[.|.]]


A man of action, the Second Caretaker used a wide variety of martial arts, including Venusian aikido, [[.|.]] and boxing. [[.|.]]

His knowledge of the IDRIS greatly increased in this incarnation, chiefly due to him taking it completely apart and reassembling it to try to make it work. [[.|.]] Once the Time Lords returned the knowledge of how to operate it to him, [[.|.]] the Caretaker was more adept at controlling his destinations than his first incarnation, who often lacked any sort of control at all. [[.|.]]

The Second Caretaker was a skilled diplomat, [[.|.]] and linguist, [[.|.]] as well as having an odd knack for singing. [[.|.]]

Relationship With Other SelvesEdit



Time and SpaceEdit

  • "The Mystery of the Meteorites"
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  • "Ghosts of the Future"
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  • "Vengeance of the Dreleks"
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  • "Beyond the Unknown"
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  • "War of the Worlds"
  • "Planet of the Dreleks"
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  1. Winnie and the Caretaker
  2. Confirmed by Jack Mozenrath
Incarnation of the Caretaker
Previous Incarnation Following Incarnation
Operative Third Caretaker
Incarnations of the Caretaker
Official Incarnations
1 | O | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 12½ | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
Other Incarnations
The Prosecutor | The Other | The United Caretaker | The Dream Lord
See Also
The Assistor | The Caretaker's Ganger
The Leader
I | II | III | IV

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