Main aliases:The Doctor Donna
Place of origin:Chiswick, London
First seen in:Doomsday
Appearances:Full list of appearances
Main actor:Catherine Tate
Donna Noble, later Donna Temple-Noble, was a companion to theTenth Doctor. Despite her ordinary origins, she was described by both Rose Tyler and the Tenth Doctor as being the most important woman in all of creation. Donna saved the whole of reality from theDaleks and Davros. To survive the stress caused by her transformation into the "DoctorDonna", her memories of her time with the Doctor were forcibly erased and she was returned to Earth. She later married Shaun Temple.
Donna Noble was the only daughter of Geoff and Sylvia Noble (TV:The Runaway Bride) and the granddaughter of Wilfred. (TV: Partners in Crime) On her first day at school, she was sent home for biting. (TV: The Runaway Bride) When she was six, her mother refused to take her on holiday. Undaunted, Donna got on a bus and went on her own to Strathclyde. Her grandfather later reminded her of this incident to buck her up. (TV: Partners in Crime) She was a lifelong supporter of West Ham United. (TV: Planet of the Ood)
Donna's career consisted mainly of temp jobs. She worked in a library for a while and for two years at a double-glazing firm sometime before June 2007. (TV: The Runaway Bride, The Doctor's Daughter) She missed the Christmas Day Sycorax invasion of Earth due to a hangover and the Cybermeninvasion because she was scuba diving in Spain. (TV: The Runaway Bride) As a result, she was unprepared for the existence of alien life when she first encountered it. In June 2007, Donna had the choice of being a full-time secretary for Jival Chowdry or a temporary secretary at H.C. Clements, a security firm in London. Although she considered the former at her mother's insistence, an accident blocked the traffic in the direction of Jival Chowdry, so instead of waiting in a traffic jam, she chose the temporary position at H.C. Clements. (TV: Turn Left) Unknown to Donna, the accident was caused by a future version of herself from an alternate timeline. At Clements, she fell in love with Lance Bennett, whom she pressured into marriage. She planned the wedding unaware that Lance was dosing her coffee with Huon particles by order of the Empress of the Racnoss, whom he secretly served. (TV: The Runaway Bride) At her wedding on Christmas Eve 2007, while walking down the aisle withher father, Huon particles reacted with her elevated emotional state andteleported Donna into the Doctor's TARDIS. Robot Santas prevented the Doctor returning her in time for her wedding, but he got her there for the reception. When a robotic Christmas Tree fired explosives at the wedding guests, Donna and the Doctor investigated H.C. Clements. The trail led to an abandoned secret Torchwood base under the Thames where Lance and the Empress of the Racnoss revealed their plans. Donna helped the Doctor defeat the Empress and pulled him away from the Empress' death, saving his life. However, she turned down his offer to travel with him. (TV: The Runaway Bride) As a result of her encounter with the Doctor, Donna's eyes were opened to the universe and she could not resume her old life. Also following this encounter, Donna's father, Geoff Noble, died and her grandfather, Wilfred Mott, on her mother's side moved in with them. Donna tried to live without the Doctor. She went to Egypt for two weeks on holiday looking for some excitement. When this failed, she began investigating unexplained events, knowing the Doctor always ran into trouble and hoping that she would be able to encounter the Doctor again. She also took a thermos of coffee up to her grandfather when he was looking at the stars.
In 2009, she caught up with the Doctor while looking into Adipose Industries. After Donna stopped the birthing of the Adipose from fatally converting human tissue into Adipose young, she witnessed the March of the Adipose and began to travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS. Unlike most companions of the Doctor, she was well prepared for the trip having packed several suitcases.
Just before she left, whilst trying to find a suitable place to leave her car keys, she approached a blonde woman standing at a police line; it was Rose Tyler. Once onboard the TARDIS, Donna had the Doctor fly it to where her grandfather, Wilfred Mott, could see them through his telescope. (TV: Partners in Crime)
TRAVELS WITH THE DOCTOR edit After leaving home, Donna and the Doctor went to Pompeii on the day Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. She tried to convince him to stop the eruption but he called it impossible stating that it was a fixed point in time. She and the Doctor were ultimately responsible for the eruption; however, she convinced him to save one family from the devastation who subsequently worshiped the Doctor and Donna as household gods. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)
They next went to the Ood Sphere in 4126 and discovered the Ood's servitude was caused by removal of the Ood's forebrain and the "third element", the controlling Ood Brain, being blocked. When they parted, Ood Sigma referred to Donna as DoctorDonna. Neither the Doctor nor Donna realised the significance of the statement at the time. (TV: Planet of the Ood)
The Doctor and Donna were called to Earth by the Doctor's former companion Martha Jones, who now worked for UNIT. Donna went home to see her family. She was terrified when her grandfather almost died from theSontarans' sezerfine gas emitted by ATMOS. When the TARDIS was taken by the Sontarans with Donna still on board, Donna activated the teleporters to allow the Doctor to bring it back to Earth. She agreed with her grandfather that her mother Sylvia should not know about her travels in the TARDIS. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky)
The TARDIS was pulled off course with Martha Jones inside to the planet Messaline in 6012. The Doctor had hisDNA synthesised and grown into a full-sized clone. Donna dubbed the "daughter" that resulted from the synthesisation, Jenny. She witnessed the end of hostilities between humans and Hath when the Doctor opened the terraforming device, the Source, inside the Temple. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter)
Donna met Agatha Christie in 1926 and killed a Vespiform by throwing the Firestone into a lake to save Agatha's life. During this adventure, she influenced the creation of Miss Marple and Murder on the Orient Expressby mentioning them to Christie years before they were created; although Christie's memories of the incident were wiped, some unconscious memories remained. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)
The Doctor received a message on his psychic paper from Professor River Song. She called him to the Library in the 51st century to help a team of archaeologists representing the Felman Lux Corporation to investigate the planet, which had been sealed off a century earlier with the message "4022 saved. No survivors.". However, her message reached the Doctor at a point in his time stream where he had no idea who she was. The group discovered the Library was infested by Vashta Nerada. The Doctor teleported Donna back to the TARDIS with the shop's teleporters, but she failed to make it. (TV: Silence in the Library) Donna's consciousness was "saved" to the planet-core-sized hard drive by CAL when the Doctor tried to teleport her to the TARDIS. Inside the hard drive, Donna experienced several years of a disjointed, idyllic married life and had two children within the space of an hour or two of real time, thanks to the memory alterations of the Doctor Moon. Miss Evangelista, whose data ghost had been uploaded via the Library's wi-fi, warned Donna that her world wasn't real. When River sacrificed her life to rescue the "saved" people inside the hard drive, Donna assumed that her husband "Lee McAvoy" was just a part of her simulation like her children. The real "Lee" saw Donna but was teleported away before he could call to her or reach her. (TV: Forest of the Dead)
On a visit to the planet Shan Shen, Donna was distracted by a fortune teller while a Time Beetle leapt on her back and changed her history. The Time Beetle caused Donna to have never taken the action which led her to meet the Doctor, creating an alternate world. In the alternate world, Rose gave the alternate Donna a message for the Doctor. Also, alternate Donna sacrificed herself to restore reality. Her "normal timeline" version barely remembered Rose and her message; however with the Doctor's prompting she was able to remember and give the Doctor her message: "Bad Wolf" (TV: Turn Left) Donna and the Doctor rushed to Earth in 2009, only to find it gone, then to the Shadow Proclamation for help. They traced the Earth, along with twenty-six other missing planets, to the Medusa Cascade. As the Doctor reunited with Rose, he was shot by a Dalek and rushed into the TARDIS with Rose, Jack and Donna. As a result, the Doctor began regenerating but was able to use some of the regeneration energy to heal himself and funnelled the remaining energy into his spare hand and stop the regeneration. (TV: The Stolen Earth)