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The Master

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The Master is a recurring character in the British television science fiction series Doctor Who. He is a renegade Time Lord who wants to control the universe, and an archenemy of the Doctor. He has been played by numerous actors, including Roger Delgado, Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Ainley, Gordon Tipple, Eric Roberts, Derek Jacobi and John Simm. The Doctor thought him dead after his Prime Minister Harold Saxon incarnation, until his resurrection in a sabotaged ritual which left him in a failing body but with the ability to manipulate his life force as electrical energy. His status is currently unknown after confronting Rassilon and saving the Doctor in The End of Time.

I just wanted to say: thank you. Thank you, one and all, you ugly, fat-faced bunch of wet, snivelling traitors.

QuotesEdit

  • I only need two things. Your submission and your obedience to MY WILL!
  • Nobody could be more devoted to the cause of peace than I! As a commissioner of Earth's Interplanetary Police, I have devoted my life to the cause of law and order; And law and order can only exist in a time of peace.
  • You do not understand hatred as I understand it. Only hate keeps me alive. Why else should I endure this pain?
  • Before we start all that, I just wanted to say: thank you. Thank you, one and all, you ugly, fat-faced bunch of wet, snivelling traitors.
    • After being elected Prime Minister of Great Britain, in The Sound of Drums [3.12] (23 June 2007)
  • The human race was always your favourite, Doctor. But now, there is no human race. There is only... the Master race!
    • Replacing nearly all of humanity with replicants of himself, in The End of Time [4.17–4.18] (25 December 2009 - 1 January 2010)
  • Get out of the way. … You did this to me! All of my life! You made me! One! Two! Three! Four!
    • Saving the Doctor from death, by attacking Rassilon and dooming himself, after realizing that Rassilon had been responsible for much of his life-long agony, in The End of Time [4.17–4.18] (25 December 2009 - 1 January 2010)

Third Doctor's SerialsEdit

The Master's catchphrase: I am the Master and you will obey me.

Terror of the AutonsEdit

Rossini: Who the heck are you? Well?
The Master: I am usually referred to as the Master.
Rossini: Oh? Is that so?
The Master: Universally.

The Doctor: You've come here to kill me, of course?
The Master: But not without considerable regret.
The Doctor: How very comforting.

The Master: You see, Doctor, you're my intellectual equal. Almost. I have too few worthy opponents. When they've gone I always miss them.

The DæmonsEdit

The Master: I only need two things. Your submission and your obedience to MY WILL!
The Master: As my will so mote it be!
The Master: To do my will shall be the whole of the law!
The Master: BMAL ELTTIL A DAH YRAM!

The Claws of AxosEdit

[On how to survive a nuclear blast.]
The Master: You could take the usual precautions...sticky tape on the windows, that sort of thing.

The Time MonsterEdit

The Doctor: You're risking the total destruction of the entire cosmos.
The Master: Of course I am. All or nothing, literally! What a glorious alternative!

Frontier in SpaceEdit

[Having seen through a bluff.]
The Master: Thank you, Miss Grant -- we'll let you know!

Fourth Doctor's SerialsEdit

The Deadly AssassinEdit

The Master: Predictable as ever, Doctor.

The Master: You do not understand hatred as I understand it. Only hate keeps me alive. Why else should I endure this pain?

The Master: I have suffered long enough from your stupid, stubborn interference in my designs! Now we are coming to the end of our conflict, Doctor.

The Master: Rassilon's discovery, all mine! I shall have supreme power over the universe! Master of all matter!

The Master: Doctor, my congratulations, you're just in time for the end!
The Doctor: You're insane! You're insane, do you hear me? You're releasing a force that nothing can stop!
The Master: Take the rod. You could take it with you to your grave, except that none of you will need a grave!
The Doctor: If you undo that, you'll die as surely as any of us!
The Master: You can do better than that, Doctor. Even in extremis, I wear the Sash of Rassilon!
The Doctor: Yes! And the president was wearing it when he was shot down! The sash won't protect you! It's damaged!
The Master: You lie!

The Keeper of TrakenEdit

The Master: A new body at last.

LogopolisEdit

Nyssa : You killed my father.
The Master: But his body remains useful.

[The Master broadcasts to the entire universe from a radio tower"]
The Master: Peoples of the Universe, please attend carefully. The message that follows is vital to the future of you all. The choice for you all is simple; a continued existence under my guidance or total annihilation.

The Doctor and the Master arrive via the Master's TARDIS to the control room

Doctor: I envy you your TARDIS, Master.
Master: Excellent, Doctor, envy is the beginning of all true greatness!

Fifth Doctor's SerialsEdit

Time-FlightEdit

The Master: Devious to the last, Doctor.

The King's DemonsEdit

The Master: Oh my dear Doctor, you have been naïve.

The Master: You've always been my greatest stimulation, my dear Doctor but now, you inspire me.

The Five DoctorsEdit

Lord President Borusa: [To the Master] You are one of the most evil and corrupt beings our Time Lord race has ever produced. Your crimes are without number and your villainy without end.

Sarah Jane Smith: Who's that?
The Third Doctor: He's my best enemy. He likes to be known as the Master, don't you.

The Master: A cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.

The Master: [To the Cyber Leader] I am the Master, and your loyal servant.

The First Doctor: Who might you be, young man?
The Master: Believe it or not, we were at the academy together.

The Master: Killing you once was never enough for me, Doctor. How...how gratifying to do it three times over.

Rassilon: [Before removing the Master from the Dark Tower] His sins will find their punishment in due time.

Planet Of FireEdit

[To Peri.]
The Master: I am the Master!
Peri: So what? I'm Perpugilliam Brown, and I can shout just as loud as you can!
[To The Doctor.]
The Master: Won't you show mercy to your own ... ?[Disappearing] Aaaah ! AAAAahh ! Aaaah !

Sixth Doctor's SerialsEdit

The Mark of the RaniEdit

The Master: You are indeed a worthy opponent, Doctor. It's what gives your destruction its... piquancy.
The Master: [About the Doctor] You can't miss him. He's wearing yellow trousers and a vulgarly colored coat.

Eighth Doctor's TV MovieEdit

Doctor Who (1996 film)Edit

The Master: Oh, Doctor, soon I will have all your lives.

The Master: You know, this was all mine until he stole it from me. He should never have been allowed to be here.
Lee: You know, I was told he was dead.
The Master: Well that body had died, but now he's regenerated into another one...You know, my body can do this twelve times, but... He's taken most of my regenerations.
Lee: What'd he do with them?
The Master: Unspeakable crimes.
Lee: Like what?
The Master: Genghis Khan?
Lee: What about him?
The Master: That was him.
Lee: [shocked] No way!
The Master: Yes way. Look, I'm no saint, but he is evil and he's doing it all with my body. I was on the verge of stopping him when got here. [Lee turns away, unnerved]

The Master: This is an ambulance!

The Master: I always dress for the occasion!

The Master: I have wasted all my lives because of YOU, Doctor! Now I'll be rid of you.

The Master: Life is wasted on the living!

Tenth Doctor's episodesEdit

CatchphraseEdit

The Master: Oh, no you don't!
  • "Utopia" - as the Doctor is locking the TARDIS's coordinates.
  • "Last of the Time Lords" - as he is wheeling the Doctor in his wheelchair, at the start of the episode.
  • "Last of the Time Lords" - as The Doctor restores his youthful physiognomy via the Archangel network's telepathic link.

"Utopia"Edit

The Master: [voice heard in Yana's fobwatch] The drums, the drums, the drums, the never-ending drumbeat! Open me, you human fool! Open the light and summon me and receive my majesty! Destroy him! Then you will give your power to me!

[Chantho threatens the Master with a gun]
The Master: [brandishing a live electrical cable] Oh....! Now I can say I was provoked! ... Did you never think, all those years standing beside me, to ask about that watch? Never?! Did you never once think, not ever, that you could set me free?!
Chantho: Chan, I'm sorry, tho. Chan, I'm so sorry--
The Master: [hatefully] And you, with your "Chan" and your "tho" driving me insane!
Chantho: Chan, Professor, please--
The Master: THAT IS NOT MY NAME! [laughs humourlessly] The Professor was an invention: so perfect a disguise that I forgot who I am.
Chantho: [terrified] Chan, then who are you, tho?!
The Master: I am...the Master!

[The Master has been fatally wounded by Chantho]
The Master: Killed by an insect! A girl! How... inappropriate. Still...if the Doctor can be young, and strong, then so can I! The Master...reborn! [The Master begins to regenerate. As his new form appears, he lets out a terrible scream. Outside the TARDIS, Jack and Martha desperately try to keep the Futurekind out]
Jack: Doctor, you'd better think of something!
[Inside the TARDIS, the Master's regeneration is complete. He awakens, gets to his feet, looks at his surroundings, then utters a yell of triumph]
The Master: HA, HA! [The Master runs to the TARDIS's controls, laughing all the while. He activates the intercom] Now, then, Doctor... Oh, new voice! [low voice] Hello... [high voice] Hello... [normal voice] Hello. Anyway, why don't we stop and have a nice little chat where I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don't think!
Martha: Hold on, I know that voice!
[The Futurekind continue to assault the door]
The Doctor: [begging] I'm asking you, really, properly, just stop! Just think!
The Master: Use my name.
The Doctor: Master... I'm sorry.
The Master: [pretends to consider] ...TOUGH! [he begins powering up the TARDIS. The Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver: inside, the controls spark and explode violently] OH NO, YOU DON'T! [alters the controls. The TARDIS begins to dematerialise] End of the universe! Have fun! Bye-bye!

"The Sound of Drums"Edit

The Master: (As In Harold Saxon, the British Prime Minister) This country has been sick, this country needs healing, this country needs medicine – in fact I'd go so far as to say that, what this country really needs, right now, is a Doctor.

The Master: Let the work of government begin. [throws dossiers into the air]

The Master: No, no, no, before all that I just want to say... Thank you. Thank you one and all, you ugly, fat-faced bunch of wet, snivelling traitors.
Cabinet minister: Yes, quite... very funny. But I th-
The Master: [stands up] No. No, that wasn't funny. Hmmm, you see, I'm not making myself very clear. Funny is like this. [exaggerates a grin] Not funny is like this. [exaggerates a frown] And right now, I'm not like [grins again], I'm like [frowns again], because you are traitors. Yes, YOU ARE! As soon as you saw the votes swinging my way, you abandoned your parties and you jumped on the Saxon bandwagon! So, this is your reward. [dons a facial gas mask]
Albert Dumfries, MP: Excuse me, Prime Minister, but do you mind my asking, what is that?
The Master: [muffled] A gas mask.
Albert: I beg your pardon?
The Master: [lifts gas mask up] It's a gas mask. [smiles pleasantly, chuckles and replaces the gas mask on his face]
Albert Dumfries, MP: Yes, but why are you wearing it?
The Master: [muffled] Well, because of the gas!
Albert Dumfries, MP: I'm sorry?
The Master: [lifts up his mask again] Because of the gas! [replaces it again]
Albert Dumfries, MP: What gas?
The Master: [leans back; muffled] This gas. [The speakers of the "phones" on the desk pop up and spray toxic gas into the room]
Albert Dumfries, MP: [spluttering] You're insane!
[The Master grins and gives a double thumbs up; Albert dies, followed by the rest of the Cabinet. The Master drums out a count of four on the table]

Vivien Rook: Then tell me, who are you?
The Master: I am the Master. And these... [The Toclafane teleport and appear beside Saxon] ...are my friends.

The Master: Can't you hear it, Mrs Rook?
Vivien Rook: What do you mean?
The Master: The drumming, the drums ...coming closer, and closer.

Lucy Saxon: You promised, you said Archangel was one hundred percent.
The Master: [very much like the Doctor] Oh... ninety-nine, ninety-eight?

[After listening to Martha trying to warn her family by mobile phone]
The Master: Ooh, nice little game of hide and seek, I love that! But I'll find you, Martha Jones. Been a long time since we saw each other. [casually] Must be, what, a hundred trillion years?
Martha: Let them go, Saxon! Do you hear me?! LET THEM GO!
[The Master just grins]

The Master: [Talking on the phone] Doctor.
The Doctor: Master.
The Master: I like it when you use my name.
The Doctor: You chose it. Psychiatrist's field-day.
The Master: As you chose yours. "The man who makes people better" - how sanctimonious is that?
The Doctor: So... Prime Minister then?
The Master: I know! It's good, isn't it?
The Doctor: Who are those creatures? 'Cause there's no such thing as the Toclafane, that's just a made-up name, like the "Bogeyman".
The Master: Do you remember all those fairy tales about the Toclafane when we were kids? Back home... where is it, Doctor?
The Doctor: Gone.
The Master: [incredulous] How can Gallifrey be gone?!
The Doctor: [darkly] It burnt.
The Master: And the Time Lords?
The Doctor: Dead. [beat] And the Daleks, more or less. What happened to you?
The Master: The Time Lords only resurrected me because they knew I'd be the perfect warrior for a Time War. I was there when that Dalek Emperor took control of the Cruciform. I saw it. I ran. I ran so far. Made myself human, so they would never find me, because... I was so scared.
The Doctor: I know.
The Master: All of them? But not you - which must mean....?
The Doctor: I was the only one who could end it. And I tried, I did, I tried everything.
The Master: What did it feel like, though? Two almighty civilizations burning. [inhales dramatically] Tell me... how did that feel?
The Doctor: Stop it!
The Master: You must have been like God.
The Doctor: [still talking on the phone] I've been alone ever since. But not any more. Don't you see? All we've got is each other.
The Master: [sarcastic] Are you asking me out on a date?
The Doctor: You could stop this right now, we could leave this planet, we can fight across the constellations if that's what you want, but not on Earth!
The Master: Too late.
The Doctor: Why do you say that?
The Master: The drumming. [drums fingers on the table] Can't you hear it? [drums again] I thought it would stop, but it never does. Never, ever stops. Inside my head. The drumming, Doctor. The constant drumming.
The Doctor: I could help you. Please, let me help.
The Master: It's everywhere. Listen, listen, listen! [drums on the table] Here come the drums. Here come... the drums.
[A person near the Doctor drums similarily on his legs]
The Doctor: What have you done? Tell me how you've done this. What are those creatures?! Tell me!
The Master: Oh, look! You're on TV!
The Doctor: Stop it! Answer me!
The Master: No, seriously, you're on telly! You and your little band, which by the way is ticking every demographic box, so congratulations on that. Look, there you are. [chuckles] You're Public Enemies Number One, Two and Three. Oh, and you can tell handsome Jack that I've sent his little gang off on a wild goose chase to the Himalayas, so you won't be getting any help from them. Now go on, off you go! Why not start by turning to the... right?
The Doctor: [does so and sees a security camera] He can see us! [The Doctor uses the Sonic Screwdriver to break a nearby security camera]
The Master: Ooh, you public menace! Better start running! Go on, run!
[After the Doctor hangs up on the Master]
The Doctor: He's got control over everything.
Martha: What do we do?
Jack: We've got nowhere to go.
Martha: Doctor, what do we do?
The Master: [Into phone] Run, Doctor! Run for your life!
Martha: Doctor, what do we do?
The Master: I SAID, RUN!
The Doctor: We run.

[while watching the Teletubbies]
The Master: Have you seen these things? This planet is amazing! Televisions in their stomachs, now that's evolution.

The Master: Mr President, sir!
U.S. President: From now on, UNIT has control of this operation.
The Master: You make it sound like an invasion.

The Master: You know what it's like... new job, all that paperwork. I think it's down the back of the settee. I did have a quick look, I found a pen, a sweet, a bus ticket, and er... have you met the wife?

The Master: Anything I could do? I could make a tea, or is that not American enough? I dunno, I could make grits. What are grits anyway?

The Master: Jelly baby?

U.S. President: [addressing the Toclafane] My name is Arthur Coleman Winters, President Elect of the United States of America, and designated representative of the United Nations. I welcome you to the planet Earth and its associated moon.
Male Toclafane: You're not the Master!
Female Toclafane: We like the Mister Master.
Male Toclafane: We don't like you!
U.S. President: [uneasily] I can... be Master, if you so wish. I will accept mastery over you, if that is God's will--
Male Toclafane: Man is stupid. Master is our friend.
Female Toclafane: Where's my Master? Pretty please?
The Master: Oh, all right then, it's me! Ta-da! [laughs] Sorry sorry, I have this effect, people just get obsessed. Is it the smile? Is it the aftershave? Is it the capacity to laugh at myself? I dunno, it's crazy!
U.S. President: Saxon, what are you talking about?
The Master: I'm taking control, Uncle Sam. Starting with you. Kill him!
[The Toclafane vaporise the President]

The Master: NOW THEN! People of the Earth, please attend carefully! STOP HIM!
[The Doctor rushes forward and is grabbed by two guards]
The Master: We meet at last, Doctor! [laughs] I love saying that!
The Doctor: Stop this! Stop it NOW!
The Master: As if the perception filter is going to work on me. [he spots Martha and Jack] And look, it's the girlie and the freak! Although I'm not sure which is which.
[Jack runs at him and is shot down]
The Master: Laser screwdriver! Who'd have sonic? And the good thing is, he's not dead for long. [delighted] I GET TO KILL HIM AGAIN!
The Doctor: Master, just calm down. Just look at what you're doing, just stop! If you could see yourself--
The Master: [At the press] Oh, do excuse me, little bit of personal business. Back in a minute. [To the guards] Let him go.
[The Doctor is flung to the floor]
The Doctor: The drumming... that sound in your head. What if I could help?
The Master: [disdainfully] Oh, how to shut him up?! Oh, I know! Memory Lane! Professor Lazarus, remember him? And his genetic manipulation device? What? Did you think that little Tish got that job merely by coincidence? I've been laying traps for you all this time... and if I can concentrate all that Lazarus technology into one little screwdriver... But... [feigning disappointment] ohh, if only I had the Doctor's biological code... [triumphant] Oh, wait a minute, I do! I've got his hand! And if Lazarus made himself younger... what if I reverse it? Another... hundred years? [the Master turns his laser screwdriver on the Doctor, smiling with evil delight as the Doctor screams in agony]

The Master: [taunting Martha Jones] Ah.. the would-be doctor... But tonight, Martha Jones, we've flown them in! All the way from prison! [He gestures to the door where Martha's family are being forced into the room by guards.]

The Doctor: The Toclafane... what are they?
[The Master bends closer and mimes that he can't hear him]
The Doctor: Who are they?
The Master: Doctor, if I told you the truth...[puts his hand on the Doctor's hearts] your hearts would break.
Male Toclafane: Is it time? Is it ready?
Female Toclafane: Is the machine singing?
The Master: [glancing at his watch] Two minutes past. [charges back into full view of the cameras] So, Earthlings! Basically, um... end of the world! [holding up the laser screwdriver] HERE... COME... THE DRUMS!
[The song "Voodoo Child" by Rogue Traders is heard as the Master activates the Paradox Machine]

The Master: [About the Toclafane] How many, do you think?
Lucy Saxon: I..ah, I don't know..
The Master: Six billion. Down you go kids!

The Master: [To Lucy] Shall we decimate them? That sounds good. Nice word, "decimate". [to the Toclafane] Remove one tenth of the population!

The Master: So it came to pass, that the human race fell... and the Earth was no more. And I looked down upon my new dominion, as Master of all. And I thought it... good.

"Last of the Time Lords"Edit

The Master: Citizens, rejoice! Your Lord and Master stands on high... playing Track 3!
(Cut to him dancing around the Valiant, as "I Can't Decide" by the Scissor Sisters plays)

The Master: Ever since I was a child... I looked into the Vortex and that's when it chose me. The Drumming. The Call. To War.

The Master: You should have seen it, Doctor! Furnaces burning. The last of humanity screaming at the dark.

[The Master has cannibalized the Doctor's TARDIS, turning it into a Paradox Machine that allows the Toclafane to travel back in time and kill their human ancestors]
The Master: My masterpiece, Doctor. A living TARDIS, strong enough to hold the paradox in place, allowing the past and the future to collide in infinite majesty!
The Doctor: But you're changing history. Not just Earth, the entire universe!
The Master: I'm a Time Lord. I have that right.
The Doctor: But even then, why come all this way, just to destroy?!
Toclafane: We come backwards in time, all to build a brand new empire, lasting 100 trillion years!
The Master: With me as their Master. Time Lord and humans combined; hadn't you always dreamt of that, Doctor?

The Master: [contemptuous] The human race. Greatest monsters of them all.

The Master: Now it ends, Doctor! NOW, IT ENDS!
The Doctor: We've got control of the Valiant; you can't launch!
The Master: Oh,but I've got this! [the Master pulls out a small device] Black hole convertor inside every ship. If I can't have this world, Doctor, then neither can you! We shall stand upon this earth, together, as it burns!
The Doctor: Weapon after weapon after weapon. All you do is talk and talk and talk. But over all these years... and all these disasters, I've always had the greatest secret of them all. I know you. Explode those ships, you kill yourself... and that's the one thing you can never do. Give that to me. [the Master, rather hesitant, hands over the self-destruct controller to the Doctor]

(Just after Lucy Saxon shoots the Master)

The Master: Always the women.
The Doctor: I didn't see her.
The Master: [gasping] Dying in your arms. Happy now?
The Doctor: You're not dying, don't be stupid. It's only a bullet, just regenerate.
The Master: No.
The Doctor: One little bullet, come on--
The Master: I guess you don't know me so well, I refuse.
The Doctor: [begging] Regenerate, just regenerate! Please, please! Just regenerate! Come on--
The Master: And spend... the rest of my life, imprisoned, with you?
The Doctor: But you've got to! Come on. It can't end like this. You and me, all the things we've done? Axons! Remember the Axons? And the Daleks? We're the only two left. There's no one else.... REGENERATE!
The Master: Heh... how about that? [grins] I win.

The Master: Will it stop, Doctor? The drumming. Will it stop?

(Flashbacks of the Master looking through the Vortex, and the Master dies; the Doctor clutches his body, sobbing and yelling with grief)

The End of TimeEdit

The Master: My name... is The Master.

Lucy Saxon: I'm begging you, stop this now before it's too late!
Governor: We give ourselves that Saxon might live!
[the life energy of the cultists begins to drain from their bodies into the ritual]
Lucy Saxon: Can't you see!? He lied to you! His name isn't even Harold Saxon!
Governor: And this was written also, for his name...is...THE MASTER!
[The Master is reborn in a swirl of energy]
The Master: Never, never, never, never. Never dying. Never dying! Never dying, never dying, never dying! [laughes dementedly, then sees Lucy] Oh, Lucy! Sweet Lucy Saxon! My ever-faithful! Did the widow's kiss bring me back to life!?
Lucy Saxon: [referring to the Master's cultists] YOU'RE KILLING THEM!
The Master: [coldly] Oh let them die, they're just the first! The whole stupid stinking human disgrace can fall into the pit! [clutches his temples] Can't you hear it, Lucy!? The noise, the drumbeat louder than ever before! The drums, the never-ending drums...oh I have missed them! [laughes dementedly again]
Lucy Saxon: But no one knew you better than I did. I know you'd come back! And all this time, your disciples have prepared, but so have we! [One of the wardens give Lucy a small bottle. The Master looks on apprehensively]
The Master: What are you doing!?
Lucy Saxon: The Secret Books of Saxon spoke of the potions of life. And I was never that bright, but my family had contacts, people who were clever enough to calculate the opposite!
[Lucy uncorks the bottle. The Master's face contorts into a expression of horror]
The Master: Don't you dare! I am ordering you, Lucy! YOU WILL OBEY ME!
Lucy Saxon: Til death do us part, Harry!
The Master: NOOOOO!
[Lucy throws the contents of the bottle over the Master. He lets out a terrible scream of agony, as he, Lucy and the prison are consumed in a fiery explosion]

The Master: [after devouring a whole burger in seconds] Want more. I want cheese and chips, and meat and gravy, and cream and beer, and pork and beef, and fat, great big chunks of hot, wet red!
Tommo: Good for you, mate. [to Ginger, scared] Maybe we'd better be going...
Ginger: You look like that bloke, Harold Saxon! The one who went mad!
The Master: [laughes insanely] Isn't that funny? Isn't that just the best thing of all?! The Master of Disguise, stuck looking like the old Prime Minister! I can't hide anywhere; he can see me. He can smell me. Can't let him smell me! [rubbing the burger's wrapper on his face] Doctor, Doctor, Doctor... Got to stop the smell, the stink, the filthy, filthy stink...!
Tommo: Ginger, come with me. Right now!
The Master: Because it's funny! Don't you see?! LOOK AT ME! I'm splitting my sides! I am hilarious! [A pulse of blue light exposes the Master's skeleton] I am the funniest thing [another pulse] in the whole wide world! [The Master's skeleton is exposed by another two pulses, as he laughes dementedly]

The Master: [in a drawn-out, overly excited scream] DINNERTIME!

The Master: It hurts, Doctor. The noise. The noise in my head, Doctor. (Increasingly fast) One two three four, one two three four, one-two-three-four! Stronger then ever before. (Looks pleadingly at the Doctor) Can't you hear it?
The Doctor: I'm sorry.
The Master: Listen, listen, listen, listen. Every minute, every second... every beat of my hearts. There it is. Calling to me. Please listen.
The Doctor: I can't hear it.
The Master: (Moves closer) Listen! (holds the Doctor's head using the Time Lord 'mind-meld', the Doctor hears the 'drumming')
The Doctor: Phaw! (shifts back in shock)
The Master: What?
The Doctor: (Puzzled and shocked) What?
The Master: (Demandingly) What?!
The Doctor: I heard it. But there's no noise, there never has been, it's just your insanity... It's... (horrified) What is it? What's inside your head?
The Master: (Laughs in insane relief) It's real... (More confidently) It's real! IT'S REAL! (Flies to a different place) All these years, you thought I was mad. King of the Wasteland! But something is calling me, Doctor, what is it?! WHAT IS IT?!

The Doctor: Whatever you do, just don't let him near that device!
The Master: [sarcastically] Oh, like that was ever gonna happen!
[The Master breaks his bonds and with a roar of triumph, leaps into the Immortality Gate]
The Master: Homeless, was I?! Destitute and dying?! WELL LOOK AT ME NOW!

The Doctor: [desperately pounding at the Immortality Gate's controls] I can't turn it off!
The Master: That's because I locked it, idiot!

The Master: 50 seconds, and counting!
The Doctor: To what?!
The Master: [gleefully] Oho, you're gonna love this!
[In the control room below]
Rossiter: [horrified] He was hiding the codes! He's extrapolated the Gate's power a million times over!
Addams: But it's not affecting us!
Rossiter: He's set the template to human! [they exchange a look of horror]

The Doctor: What is it?! Hypnotism? Mind control? You're grafting your thoughts inside them, is that it?!
The Master: Oh, that's way too easy! No, no, no, they're not gonna think like me... they're gonna become me! AND...ZERO!
[A pulse of blue energy emits out of the Immortality Gate and spreads across the Earth. The Master laughes dementedly]

The Master: Now then, I've got a planet to run.

The Master: Hush, now. Listen to your Master.



The Master [after learning of Donna's Time Lord Meta-crisis]: [snidely] Oh, he does love playing with Earth girls!

The Master: Tell me, where's your TARDIS?
The Doctor: You could be so wonderful.
The Master: Where is it?
The Doctor: You're a genius. You're stone-cold brilliant, you are. I swear, you really are, but you could be so much more. You could be beautiful. With a mind like that--we could travel the stars. It would be my honor. 'Cause you don't need to own the universe, just see it. Have the privilege of seeing the whole of time and space, that's ownership enough.
The Master: [somewhat teary-eyed] Would it stop then? The noise in my head?
The Doctor: I can help.
The Master: I don't know what I'd be without that noise.
The Doctor: Wonder what I'd be, without you.
The Master: [smiles slightly] Yeah.
Wilfred: What does he mean, what noise?
The Master: It began on Gallifrey, as children. [a flashback of the Master as a child is seen] Not that you'd call it childhood; more a life of duty. Eight years old, I was taken for initiation, to stare into the heart of the Untempered Schism.
Wilfred: What does that mean?
The Doctor: It's a gap in the fabric of reality; you can see into the Time Vortex itself...and it hurts. [a flashback of the Master staring into the Time Vortex as a child is shown]
The Master: They took me there, into the dark. I looked into Time, old man. [mournfully] And I heard it, calling to me...Drums. The never-ending drums...
[As the Master laughes dementedly, another pulse of light exposes his skeleton. As more follow, the Master collapses to his knees, shaking his head]
The Doctor: The Gate wasn't enough! You're still dying!
The Master: This body was born out of death; all it can do is die.
The Master: Where's the TARDIS?!
The Doctor: No, just stop, just think!
The Master: [gesturing at Wilfred] Kill him! [the Master and a soldier advance on Wilfred] I need that technology, Doctor! Tell me where it is or the old man is dead!
Wilfred: Don't tell him!
The Master: I'LL KILL HIM RIGHT NOW!
The Doctor: Actually, the most impressive thing about you is that after all this time, you're still bone-dead stupid.
[The Master rolls his head and gives the Doctor a look of outraged astonishment, then turns back to the guard]
The Master: Take aim!
The Doctor: You've got six billion pairs of eyes, but you still can't see the obvious, can you?
The Master: Like what?!
The Doctor: That guard...is one inch too tall.
[Caught offguard, the Master faces the guard, who hits him in the face with the butt of his rifle. Utterly amazed, the Master collapses unconcious]

The Master: [as a UNIT general] He's heading straight for you!
The Master: But too late! They are coming!
[on Gallifrey, Rassilon and his inner circle stand]
Rassilon: The vote is taken. Only two stand against, and will stand as monument to their shame, like the Weeping Angels of old. Now the vanguard stands prepared, as the children of Gallifrey return to the Universe...TO EARTH!
[There is a blinding flash of white light. On Earth, the Master laughes with delight as the Immortality Gate glows. Onboard the Vinvocci ship, the Doctor increases the speed]
The Doctor: DESTINATION?!
Addams: 50 klicks and closing! We've locked onto the house! We are gonna stop though!? [the Doctor remains silent] Doctor! We are gonna stop?!
[At the Mansion, the Master laughes and spreads his arm in welcome as the glow becomes brighter. Through the light, the silhouettes of Rassilon and the Time Lords can be seen]
The Master: [ecstatic] Closer! AND CLOSER! And closer!
[Onboard the ship, Wilf and Rossiter run to the bridge]
Wilf: Doctor! Doctor! You said you were going to die!
Addams: He said what?!
Wilf: But is that all of us? I won't stop you sir, but is this it?!
[The ship plummets on a collision course to the mansion. Inside, the Time Lords have all but materialised. As the Master watches, one of his clones sees the danger]
The Master: [as Joshuah Naismith] I think I should warn you...!
The Master: NOT NOW!
[As the ship is about to collide, the Doctor changes his mind and breaks off course]

Time Lord President Rassilon: It is a fitting paradox that our salvation comes at the hands of our most infamous child!
The Doctor: He's not saving you! Don't you realise what he's doing?!
The Master: Hey, no, that's mine! Hush! Look around you: I've transplanted myself into every single human being. But who wants a mongrel little species like them? Because now I can transplant myself into every single Time Lord! Oh yes, Mr President, sir! Standing there all noble and resplendent... and decrepit. Think how much better you're gonna look, as me!

The Master: Get out of the way. [hurls lightning at the President] YOU DID THIS TO ME! ALL OF MY LIFE! YOU MADE ME! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Comic Relief SpecialEdit

The Master: Nahahaha! (Watching The Doctor in his TARDIS on a screen) You are doomed Doctor! Doomed! You are piolting your TARDIS into a deadly trap, and not even you will not suspect until it's far too late! Nahahaha!
The Doctor: (On screen) You know, if you're going to spy on me, you really should turn the speaker off.
The Master: (Sounding a little sheepish) My dear Doctor, after our many centuries of conflict, naturally I wished you to know that your certain death is now...Certain! Nahahaha (Turns off screen) But even you will never suspect that your destruction awaits you on planet Zaston 4!
The Doctor: You only turned the picture off, I'm afraid. I can still hear you.
The Master: (Trying to keep face) I know that! 'Course I know that! (beat) Curse you!


The Master: (Evil cackle) No doubt because no has set foot on this planet for a 100 years, you thought that you'd escaped my traps of death. But you forget Doctor, I too have a TARDIS. When you told me to meet you at Castle Tersorus, I simply travelled back in time a 100 years, and I bribed the architect! Say hello to the Spikes of Doom!

(The wall The Doctor and his companion are trapped against swings round, and then swings again to reveal them unharmed and seated)

The Doctor: Say hello to the Sofa of Reasonable Comfort. Naturally I anticipated your journey back in time, so I travelled, slightly further back, and bribed the architect first.
The Master: Or so you think, naturally I anticipated your travelling back in time, so I travelled back in time to an even further point, and I bribed the architect first!

(The Master uses a remote, causing a large block of stone to fall onto them, a moment later they emerge through a door on the side of the stone)

The Doctor: Well naturally I anticipated your journey back to an even earlier point...
Companion: (interupting) Doctor, will you stop showing off?


The Master: (Older version of himself) Not so fast!
Companion: How can he be here? He just fell in the sewers, and why is he so much older?
The Master: Becuase it's taken me 312 years to climb out of those sewers!
The Doctor: And naturally you found your TARDIS, and travelled back to the present day, no doubt to wreak one of your terrible revenge things.


Daleks: Exterminate!
The Master: Stop! No! After 312 years of climbing through the biggest and most digusting sewers in the cozmos. After 3 centuries of wading through those vast steamy lakes, climbing those huge, sqeulchy mountains. After a life time of only dung slugs for food, and the occasional company on those long, loney nights. After all that, I'm going to kill The Doctor myself! With my own bare hands! (Pauses to savour the irony as he remembers that one hand is now a Dalek plunger) Die Doctor! DIE! (Charges, falls into the sewer again)
The Doctor: (To the Daleks) Don't worry, I believe he knows the way out.
The Master: (Emerges through door, even older now) 624 years, in a sodding sewer!


The Master: (As the Doctor escapes) After them you fools! (Gets knocked in the sewer, again, by a passing Dalek. Come on even older, completer with zimmer frame) 936 years, in a sewer! Wait for me! Wait for me!


The Master: (Youthful again, and with 2 Dalek orbs on his chest) Behold! Once again I have been augmented with superior Dalek technology. Rejuvenating my physical form and granting me even more power over the cosmos!
The Doctor: And, I notice, breasts.
The Master: These aren't breasts. They're Dalek bumps! They can detect ion charged emissions and operate as etheric beam locators at a distance of up to 20,000 lightyears! (With a smug look at the companion) They are also extremely firm.
Companion: What are you trying to say!?
The Master: Oh, nothing.

Quotes about the MasterEdit

  • Do you know any nice people? Y'know, normal everyday people, not power-crazed nutters trying to take over the universe?
    • Ace, to the Doctor, about the Master, in Survival [26.4] (22 November - 6 December 1989)
  • It was on the planet Skaro that my old enemy, the Master, was finally put on trial. They say he listened calmly as his list of evil crimes was read and sentence passed. Then he made his last, and I thought somewhat curious, request. He demanded that I, the Doctor, a rival Time Lord, should take his remains back to our home planet — Gallifrey. It was a request they should never have granted.
  • Children of Gallifrey were taken from their families at the age of eight, to enter the Academy. Some say that's where it all began, when he was a child. That's when the Master saw eternity. As a novice, he was taken for initiation. He stood in front of the Untempered Schism. It's a gap in the fabric of reality through which could be seen the whole of the vortex. We stand there, eight years old, staring at the raw power of Time and Space, just a child. Some would be inspired. Some would run away. And some would go mad.
  • The Master took the name of Saxon. He married a human, a woman called Lucy, and he corrupted her. She stood at his side while he conquered the Earth. I reversed everything he'd done so it had never even happened, but Lucy Saxon remembered. I held him in my arms. I burned his body. The Master is dead!
    • Rejecting the idea that the Master has returned to life, in The End of Time [4.17–4.18] (25 December 2009 - 1 January 2010)
  • The Master is part of a greater design, because a shadow is falling over creation. Something vast is stirring in the dark!
    • An Elder of the Ood, in The End of Time [4.17–4.18] (25 December 2009 - 1 January 2010)
  • And so it came to pass that the players took their final places, making ready the events that were to come. The madman, sat in his empire of dust and ashes, little knowing of the glory he would achieve, while his saviour looked upon the wilderness, in the hope of changing his inevitable fate. Far away, the idiots and fools dreamt of a shining new future … a future now doomed to never happen. As Earth rolled onwards into night, the people of that world did sleep, and shiver, somehow knowing that dawn would bring only one thing …The final day!
    • Rassilon, speaking of the Master as "the madman," and a part of his own schemes to return himself and other Time Lords to the universe, in The End of Time [4.17–4.18] (25 December 2009 - 1 January 2010)

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