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Jamie

Jamie McCrimmon
Real name
James Robert McCrimmon
Current alias
Jamie
Alignment
Affiliation
Companion of the Doctor
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Height
5 feet 6½ inches
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Marital status
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
Place of birth
Scotland
Creators
First appearance
Death

TV Comic #872

History[]

Jamie McCrimmon was a Scots Highlander who first encountered the second incarnation of the time traveller known as The Doctor in 1745. Jamie chose to become one of the companions of the Doctor and travelled with him, Ben and Polly (originally), Victoria Waterfield (before her departure) and Zoe Heriot for some years before being returned to his own time, his memories of his travels erased by the Time Lords. (The same fate befell Zoe.) Not particularly bright but loyal and as brave as a lion, he was one of the Doctor's longest serving companions, facing threats such as the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Quarks. He also met the sixth Doctor, in a story which made absolutely no sense whatsoever in terms of established series continuity.

According to one account, Jamie's memories gradually returned and he eventually met the Doctor again as an old man, sacrificing his life to defeat the Cybermen.

Powers and abilities[]

Abilities

Unarmed combat; subterfuge.

Strength level

Human male who gets regular exercise.

Paraphernalia[]

Equipment

Sporran.

Transportation

The TARDIS; horses; rocket scooter (The Wheel of Ice).

Weapons

His little dirk.

Notes[]

Jamie (played by Frazer Hines) was the longest serving television companion of the Doctor, and also the first television companion to be included in the long running Doctor Who strip in TV Comic. He also appeared in three editions of the Doctor Who Annual, as well as a number of the Marvel UK strips, including The World Shapers by Grant Morrison, in which he was killed off. This story's canonicity is dubious at best, however, particularly since it claims that the Cybermen evolved from the alien Voord (though curiously, it does appear to have been slightly validated by a line spoken by the twelfth Doctor in the 2017 TV series). Oh, and it's also a sequel to The Fishmen of Kandalinga, from the first World Distributors Doctor Who annual. Keep taking the tablets, Grant...

Trivia[]

The comic strip in Doctor Who Adventures introduced a companion named Heather McCrimmon, who is a descendant of Jamie.

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