Season(s) 8, 9, 10
First seen Deep Breath
Last seen At Wars End
Status Alive
Portrayed by Michelle Gomez
The Master, known in female form as Missy, - was a renegade Time Lord, originally a friend and long an opponent of the Doctor.

At some point after his failed resurrection, the Master regenerated into a woman. As such, she adapted her name of 'the Master' into 'Missy', short for 'Mistress'. (TVDark Water) Evidently through precautions she herself would recommend to UNIT, she had regained the ability to regenerate. (TVThe Magician's Apprentice)

Biography Edit

She managed to escape from the pocket universe in which Gallifrey existed. (TV: Death in Heaven) She also managed to acquire a vortex manipulator, which she used for time travel. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

3W Institute Edit

Working with the Cybermen, Missy founded the 3W Institute, in order to create a Cyberman army of the dead. She uploaded dying minds to the Nethersphere; a virtual reality housed within a matrix data slice. This reality changed and rewrote the minds, removing their emotions before re-downloading them into their Cyber-converted bodies. (TV: Dark Water)

Stalking the Doctor Edit

Missy decided to maneuver Clara Oswald into becoming the Doctor's companion, believing that Clara was just the right companion to attract the Doctor's interest and make it easier for Missy to emotionally manipulate him, (TV: Death in Heaven) showing him "the friend inside the enemy [and] the enemy inside the friend." (TV: The Witch's Familiar) Ashildr believed that Missy placed the two together so that that the Doctor and Clara in tandem would become the Hybrid of Gallifreyan myth. (TV: Hell Bent)

At some point before 2013, Missy gave Clara the Doctor's phone number, claiming that it was a tech support line, leading to Clara to meet the Eleventh Doctor. (TV: The Bells of Saint John, Death in Heaven) She then kept the Doctor and Clara together into the Doctor's twelfth incarnation by placing an ad in a newspaper for Mancini's Family Restaurant. (TV: Deep Breath, Death in Heaven)

Missy talks of the Doctor's love for her. (TV: Deep Breath) Missy went along the Doctor's timeline and greeted people who died in connection with him, (TV: Death in Heaven) such as the Half-Face Man (TV: Deep Breath) and Gretchen Carlisle. (TV: Into the Dalek) Finding this made her "a bit busy", (TV: The Caretaker) Missy began to secretly monitor the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, (TV: Flatline) as she did when Earth was saved from a solar flare by a forest that grew overnight. (TV: In the Forest of the Night)

Reclaiming her friend Edit

Missy finally met the Twelfth Doctor and Clara at one of 3W's mausoleums, which was hidden inside St Paul's Cathedral (TV: Dark Water) with dimensional engineering. (TV: Death in Heaven) Initially posing as an android and sharing a kiss with a very confused Doctor, she revealed her true identity to him as the Cybermen marched out onto the streets of London. (TV: Dark Water)

Missy was quickly captured by UNIT, having anonymously tipped them off on the Cybermen's presence. She watched as Cybermen flew into the sky exploded above major population centres, creating clouds that rained Cyber-pollen that turned the dead into Cybermen. She was taken onto Boat One along with the Doctor. She then sent out a signal to the Cybermen, who attacked the plane. Missy freed herself and disintegrated Osgood. Missy ordered the Cybermen to remove a piece of the fuselage, causing Kate Stewart and the Doctor to be sucked out. She then ordered the Cybermen to destroy the plane, and teleported away. In the Nethersphere, Missy and Seb watched the Doctor free falling. The Doctor saved himself by using his key to summon the TARDIS. When Seb got overexcited at this dramatic turn of events, Missy casually disintegrated him. The Doctor found out from the Cyber-converted Danny Pink that she planned to have the Cyber-pollen fall again, killing humanity, who would be reborn as Cybermen. She teleported into the graveyard to which the Doctor had piloted his TARDIS. Missy then unexpectedly gave the Doctor control of the Cybermen, wanting him to use them as his army, in the hopes of proving the similarities between the two Time Lords. However, after pondering the idea, the Doctor proclaimed himself to be simply an "idiot" with a box rather than a general or any sort of leader. He instead turned control over to the Cyber-converted Danny, who ordered the army into the sky to destroy themselves, dispersing the threatening rainclouds.

After the threat of the Cybermen had ended, Missy gave the Doctor coordinates to the current location of Gallifrey, lying to the Doctor that the planet had returned to its original location, and that she and the Doctor could travel there together. However, Clara, using Missy's own weapon, decided to kill her. The Doctor wouldn't let Clara kill Missy, decided to kill his old friend himself — not out of vengeance, he told her, but to save Clara's soul. Before he could fire the weapon, Missy was shot by a rogue Cyberman, who was revealed to be the Doctor's old friend, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, (TV: Death in Heaven) but used the blast from the blaster to recharge her vortex manipulator and escape undetected. (TV: The Witch's Familiar)

Trapped on Skaro Edit

Some time later, Missy re-emerged and got the attention of both Clara and UNIT by freezing all the airborne planes on Earth in time. Summoning Clara, she showed her the Doctor's confession dial, the Time Lord equivalent of a will. Together, she and Clara tracked the Doctor down to Essex in 1138.

Unbeknownst to them, they led Colony Sarff right to the Doctor. Sarff then took the three to Skaro, although they were led to believe that they were still in deep space. While the Doctor was taken to Davros, Missy and Clara escaped their cell, but were soon captured by a Dalek. They were taken to the other Daleks before they were both seemingly exterminated. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) However, Missy and Clara had survived by using the Dalek blasts to recharge her vortex manipulator and teleporting from the Dalek city.

Missy Captured Edit

Missy is "captured" by a Dalek that is in fact Clara Oswald. (TV: The Witch's Familiar) Missy and Clara entered the Dalek sewers, composed of rotting Daleks. Missy used Clara to lure a Dalek there, then cut through its case using a brooch given to her by the Doctor made of dwarf star alloy, enabling the rotting Daleks to kill it. She then put Clara inside the case and pretended to be her prisoner, enabling her to re-enter the Dalek control room. When the Daleks began to gain Time Lord regeneration energy, Missy used their incapacitation to find the Doctor. She used a Dalek gun to shoot Colony Sarff, saving the Doctor. She then watched as the Doctor toyed with Davros about the revived Daleks in the sewers and even tapped Davros' Dalek eye as they made their escape.

When the city was being destroyed by the regenerated sewer Daleks, Missy tried to trick the Doctor into killing Clara inside the Dalek. However, the Doctor realised the deception and told Missy to run. She was surrounded by Daleks when the city crumbled in on itself, but had "a really clever idea". (TV: The Witch's Familiar)

Personality Edit

After his botched resurrection, the Master regenerated into a woman. (TV: Dark Water) Though he had previously preferred a male form, (PROSE: The Novel of the Film) the Master fully embraced her new gender, changing her title to "the Mistress", shorting it to "Missy", and, considering herself to be "old fashioned", insisted on being addressed as Time Lady, (TV: Dark Water, The Witch's Familiar) and nicknaming herself the "Queen of Evil". (TV: Death in Heaven) She also adopted a Scottish accent, claiming she would keep it after taking a liking to the Twelfth Doctor's accent, (TV: Deep Breath) but would also utilise other accents when she felt the need. (TV: Death in Heaven, The Witch's Familiar)

No longer choosing to hide behind a rational persona, Missy openly described herself as "bananas", but took offence when Danny Pink called her a "lunatic". (TV: Death in Heaven) She adopted a bubblier personality, (TV: Deep Breath, Death in Heaven) and took on more choreographic movements. (TV: Deep Breath, Dark Water, Death in Heaven, The Witch's Familiar) She also displayed tendencies of being a show-off, such as vastly enlarging her face on a UNIT monitor in a comical manner for no reason other than she could. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

Even though she employed a welcoming and sociable façade, (TV: Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Dark Water, Death in Heaven) Missy had a vulnerable and broken side, particularly when she explained her entire plan was so she could rekindle her friendship with the Doctor, and when she thought he would kill her to spare Clara's soul, (TV: Death in Heaven) and also showed her fears of being on Skaro. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

The Doctor feels Missy's hearts Missy lets the Doctor feel her hearts. (TV: Dark Water) Believing that the Doctors saving of Gallifrey was meant to save only her, (TV: Death in Heaven) Missy acquired an obsession with the Doctor, telling the Half-Face Man that, while the Doctor could be mean to others, he would not be with her because he "loved [her] so much". She openly referred to him as her "boyfriend", (TV: Deep Breath) tracked his movements across time and space, (TV: Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Death in Heaven) and even professed that her hearts "belonged to [the Doctor]" after passionately kissing him. (TV: Dark Water) She also began planning Osgood's murder after the Doctor invited Osgood to travel with him, (TV: Death in Heaven) and believed she should shoot the Doctor in a jealous rage when he ran off to save Clara. (TV: Dark Water) Unlike her immediate predecessor, Missy was open to the idea of being the Doctor's prisoner, so long as she and him were together. (TV: Death in Heaven) Despite their relationship appearing romantic at times, Missy denied that she loved the Doctor, even showing disgust at the thought, instead insisting it to be a complicated friendship, though she expressed jealously when the Doctor called Davros his arch-enemy. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

Instead of a hunger for domination, Missy "need[ed] [her] friend back", creating an army of Cybermen from Earth's dead to give to the Doctor as a birthday present. However, this was revealed to be a plot to convince the Doctor that they were not so different by giving him an unstoppable army with which to "right wrongs", her plan being to give him an unstoppable army to corrupt his mind, turn him to her way of thinking, and ultimately rebuild their friendship. (TV: Death in Heaven) She later employed the Doctor's hatred of the Daleks to get him to kill Clara when she had been placed in a Dalek casing. (TV: The Witch's Familiar)

Despite her desire to reconnect with him, Missy enjoyed taunting the Doctor about the status of the lost Gallifrey, and how she didn't have to divulge the planet's location to him. She also had no qualms about him falling to his death after destroying Boat One, though considered it a boring demise that lacked finesse. (TV: Death in Heaven) She also enjoyed having information that others did not, such as having knowledge of the Doctor's past that others could not argue with. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

Missy retained her predecessors' sadistic tendencies, demonstrating cruel pleasure at taunting her victims before she killed them, such as telling Dr Chang she would miss him and promising to always keep a picture of him "looking so sweet" before she murdered him. (TV: Dark Water) She also encouraged Osgood to have more self-confidence, while counting down to her death to torment her. However, she atomised Seb without a second glance for no reason other than that the AI was annoying her. (TV: Death in Heaven)

Viewing everything as being born to die, Missy held no regrets when it came to murder, describing her urge to kill as akin to a child wanting to pop a balloon, (TV: Death in Heaven) and having a preference for killing "clever-clogs" because they "[made] the best faces". (TV: The Witch's Familiar) Missy also held no respect for the dead, using dead human bodies to create a Cyberman army, (TV: Dark Water) and crushed Osgood's glasses under her heel while posthumously thanking her for being "yummy". (TV: Death in Heaven)

Unable to grasp the concept of doing something morally ambiguous to potentially improve the lives of countless others, Missy deemed any act which she viewed as evil as unchangeably bad. (TV: Death in Heaven)

Missy was a devious planner, with the Doctor surmising that she had exploited the paranoia the super rich had towards their mortality to use their wealth and mortal remains for the 3W Institute and create a new race of Cyberman. (TV: Death in Heaven) While trapped on Skaro with Clara Oswald, Missy's plans constantly changed from wanting to ally with the Daleks, (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) to wanting to help the Doctor, to then wanting the Doctor to unintentionally kill Clara. (TV: The Witch's Familiar)

Missy was a skilled manipulator, able to manoeuvre others into place with ease by exploiting their desires, such as Osgood's desire for the Doctor's approval, the Doctor's desire to find Gallifrey, (TV: Death in Heaven) and Clara's desire to save the Doctor from the Dalek City. (TV: The Witch's Familiar) She was also a convincing liar, especially when using her talent for manipulative reasons. She pretended to be a welcome droid, and even improvised a mnemonic acronym to go with her name, when she first encountered the Twelfth Doctor, (TV: Dark Water) and tricked him by giving him false coordinates to where Gallifrey had supposedly reappeared after her Cyberman army had been destroyed. (TV: Death in Heaven)

While she was as cunning as her male predecessors, Missy's impractically long plan for her Cyberman army was not without its faults; giving the dead a choice about whether to be cyber-converted or to live in the Nethersphere, (TV: Dark Water) trying the blow up the Doctor on Boat One despite him being instrumental in her master plan, and basing her entire plan on a moral decision that she had seen the Doctor make numerous times in previous incarnations, that of allowing one evil act to ensure the greater good, and expecting a different outcome. (TV: Death in Heaven)

Missy also opted for one single solitary scheme with virtually no contingencies or back-up plans in place to help steer events back towards her favour like her previous incarnations employed, instead opting to give the Doctor false hope of reaching Gallifrey after she was beaten, (TV: Death in Heaven) and walking away with nothing but taunts to say when the Doctor didn't kill Clara. (TV: The Witch's Familiar)

While building up to a murder, Missy would insisted that her victim "say something nice" to her, and would wait patiently for them to reply. (TV: Dark Water, Death in Heaven, The Magician's Apprentice) She also insisted that anyone aiming to kill her do the same with her, (TV: Death in Heaven) and would take offence if a threat to kill her was not carried out. (TV: The Witch's Familiar) She also puckered her lips and blew kisses before killing each of her victims, even applying lipstick before killing Osgood and her guards. (TV: Dark Water, Death in Heaven)

Missy showed a liking for singing, substituting her name in with "Hey Mickey" while in UNIT custody, and singing a verse from "Happy Birthday, Mr President" when giving the Doctor control of a Cyberman army. (TV: Death in Heaven) She pulled a similar stunt involving "Hey Mickey" lyrics via text communication when she announced her presence to UNIT by halting all aeroplane traffic, and, when imprisoned by Colony Sarff, she passed the time by partaking in opera singing. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

Missy could be needlessly cruel in her interactions with others, such as taunting Clara Oswald about her dead boyfriend, (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) and pushing Clara down a hole to test its depths. (TV: The Witch's Familiar) She also ordered the death of Belgians for no reason, (TV: Death in Heaven) vaporised UNIT personnel to prove she had "not gone good," (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) and was believed to have united Clara and the Doctor together just to see what chaos would result from their clashing personalities. (TV: Hell Bent)

Sharing the Doctor's observational skills, Missy could tell a man she had killed was a married father by the ring on his finger and the detection of "baby leakage" on his jacket. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

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