- "I wonder..."
- — The Sixth Caretaker's catchphrase
- "Now you listen to me."
- — The Sixth Caretaker's other catchphrase
The Sixth Caretaker (4648-5637) represented the sixth incarnation of the Time Lord known as the Caretaker, though he was the seventh body in the lineup.
- "You were expecting someone else?"
- — First Words of the Sixth Caretaker
The Whifferdill PenguinEdit
The Return of PeriEdit
Travelling with a HistorianEdit
Lost in the MultiverseEdit
Whilst walking though a spaceship, the Caretaker came under the control of the Great Intelligence and almost walked out the air lock. However, an echo of Carmen Montague called out to him, snapping him out of the trance before he could commit suicide.
Reunited with PeriEdit
The Ultimate AdventureEdit
Sarah and RobertEdit
The Companion from the FutureEdit
Second Quest for the Key to TimeEdit
Trapped in Victorian LondonEdit.
Voyages with Vereke & LeilaEdit
Running Out of TimeEdit
History Takes Its CourseEdit
- "Don't cry, Zoey. It was my time. Well, maybe not, but it was my time to give. To donate. I've had a good innings, you know. Seen and... and done a lot. Can't... complain this time. Don't... feel... cheated..."
- — Last Words of the Sixth Caretaker
- The Sixth Caretaker had met Captain Travers prior to his adventure aboard Hyperion III.
- The Sixth Caretaker visited Peter Greenawake to try and convince him to awaken from his self-inflicted coma.
- The Sixth Caretaker travelled to the dawn of Time to carve his name on the first inhabitable planet, jammed with the Beatles in Germany, babysat Ludwig van Beethoven, and bid him thanks & farewell to the Hermit at the time of the latter's death.
- The Sixth Caretaker twice paid a visit to Sid's, first with Avan and then with Zoey, to check up on Arkinen.
- The Sixth Caretaker threw the IDRIS Instruction Manual into a supernova because he "disagreed with it".
- The Sixth Caretaker attended the funeral of William Newquon.
- The Sixth Caretaker joined forces with his other incarnations to prevent Gyacasch from being destroyed at the end of the Last Great Time War.
The Sixh Caretaker was 1.83 metres tall.
The Sixth Caretaker was unpredictable, consistently self-absorbed, stubborn, childish, argumentative, angry, moody and full of arrogance, sometimes becoming almost full of himself. He could be melodramatic and even described himself as pragmatic.However, he could be quite critical of himself in some situations. He rarely doubted his abilities and considered himself greatly superior to nearly everyone whom he encountered. Beneath his thunderous and turbulent exterior, however, he was quite the opposite: a passionate, warm, righteous and emphatic individual.
The Caretaker's adventurous side still remained, but the sixth incarnation was more selfish about it, especially when it came to decision making. He would often decide he knew what his companions wanted out of their travels and often told them where they wanted to go instead of asking them.Another trait that remained was his curiosity and urge to see that justice was served.
The sixth incarnation did not suffer fools gladly.He sometimes seemed to endure his companions' presence far more than he enjoyed it, but this incarnation's brash exterior hid the fact that this was a Caretaker more determined than ever to defeat the evil which he encountered. Despite his often unstable demeanour, he was quick to act when the situation called for it, and very little, even his companions, could hope to get in his way. More than his other incarnations, the Sixth Caretaker was a fatalist, more than once deciding he was doomed and resolving to accept his fate.
During this incarnation, the Caretaker began to see the logic in murder. This might be reflected in being slightly more accepting of violence.While his physical attack on Peri could be attributed to post-renewal stress, he reacted with a humor after witnessing two men fall to their death in an acid bath, smothered Shockeye to death in self defence and killed the Techno-Controller at close range with a Techno-Gun.
However, the sixth incarnation also had a more emotional and caring side, determined to not to let people die, "if there's a chance of saving them."When Peri was distressed over the idea that Ravolox was a devastated Earth, the Caretaker tried to comfort her, even showing empathy for her plight, and was devastated when presented with the false news of Peri's demise on Thoros Beta, and was enraged that the Time Lords had decided to act like second rate gods and engineer her execution, threatening he had every intention of discovering what they were up to. When he discovered the Time Lords were behind the Ravolox conspiracy, he announced his purpose was to stop evil and power mad conspirators. After an unpleasant encounter with an Androgum in Spain, the Sixth Caretaker became a vegetarian.
After the events of his trial, the Sixth Caretaker became more aggressive and irascible. However, this was used to cover up a deep feeling of depression which resided within. Hal Gryden, the Caretaker did become a sombre individual, rather than being genuinely depressed, becoming friendlier and more playful, as well as sharing jokes with others during serious situations. Although he maintained most of his fundamental negative qualities, they were less noticeable and controlled. This new persona would be maintained for the rest of his sixth incarnation.After traveling with
Habits and QuirksEdit
Commonly, he would overreact with rage when questioned about his methods, or if his plan seemed insane, repeating a single word from the criticism, often getting louder as each repeat went on.
He also had a taste for poetry, often reciting bits of it.
The Caretaker would stroke his cat brooches before attempting something risky.
The Sixth Caretaker was highly deductive, able to understand a situation based on small details that others often overlooked.
Aside from having a musical voice,the Caretaker was also an amateur musician, being able to play piano, trumpet and a harp.
Relationship With Other SelvesEdit
Time and SpaceEdit
- "The More Things Change"
- "Return to Telos"
- "Death on Varos"
- "The Androgum Inheritance"
- "The Killingworth Caper"
- "Blood of the Robots"
- "The Menday Fault"
- "Valley of Shadows"
- "The Horror of the Dreleks"
- "The Time Lord Trial"
|Incarnation of the Caretaker|
| Incarnations of the Caretaker
|1 | O | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 12½ | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20|
|The Prosecutor | The Other | The United Caretaker | The Dream Lord|
|The Assistor | The Caretaker's Ganger|
|I | II | III | IV|