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Real Name: Tegan Jovanka
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Loyalty. Morality. Practicality. Carries stress well in times of crisis.

Whining. Moodiness. Fashion sense. Creates stress easily in times of idleness.

Australian air stewardess-in-training who stumbles across the TARDIS while trying to fix a flast on her way to Heathrow. She's whisked away, pretty much against her will, to join the Doctor (IV) on an adventure, but then apparently chooses to remain with the Doctor as he regenerates and needs her help to get through the particularly rough transition. She perhaps thought that the Doctor, whom she obviously doesn't know well, would have the ability to return to Heathrow on demand once his regeneration stabilized and her help was no longer required. Unfortunately for her (and some segments of the audience), the Doctor never has had particularly good control over his TARDIS, and she gets stuck with him for rather longer.

She is, by nature, a strong-willed woman--but an extremely moody one. She is fiercely protective of the Doctor's interests with other people, but to his face she's often confrontational. Her favorite bone of contention with him seems to be his inability to get her home.

Oddly, for a character defined in many ways by her search for home, she's the only regular companion (that is, excluding members of UNIT), to have left the TARDIS crew for a significant period of time and then been picked up again for further travels at a later point in her life. She also seems to have regretted her final decision to leave the TARDIS.


First Appearance: None listed.

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Issue Appearances:
Doctor Who Magazine (1979)
Doctor Who Yearbook (1992)
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time (2013)
Doctor Who: The Forgotten (2008)
The Comic Relief Comic (1991)
The Dr Who Annual (1965)

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