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  • The Rani
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  • In the original series, The Rani appears in two Doctor Who classic series serials, The Mark of the Rani (1985) and Time and the Rani (1987), portrayed both times by Kate O'Mara.
  • The Rani, also known as Ushas, is a Time Lady, first introduced in The Mark of the Rani. Played by Kate O'Mara, she is the third 'major' renegade to be introduced to the series, the other two being the Doctor and the Master.
  • Since 2005, the Rani has been every single female character on the show, and until proven false, every character on the show. In fact it would be easier to list the characters that aren't the Rani, which are as follows: * The Rani, since it is obvious to even the most plebian fan that the Rani can't be herself.
  • The Rani was a renegade Time Lady who was once a friend of both the Doctor and the Master in the Doctor Who franchise. However, when she became a renegade and broke away from Time Lord society, she became a rivial of the Master, who also turned renegade, and a great enemy of the Doctor.
  • The Rani was the same age as the Doctor. (TV: Time and the Rani) As a Time Tot, the Rani played hide and seek with the First Doctor, with the Ninth Doctor claiming that his skill at finding her "drove her nuts". (COMIC: Weapons of Past Destruction)
  • She views alien civilizations as nothing but potential subjects for her scientific experiments, and has no qualms about slavery, subjugation and even mass murder. The Rani was an evil (or, arguably, simply amoral) scientific genius whose villainy came not from the usual variety of lust for power and suchlike, but from a mindset that treated everything (including morality) as secondary to her research. She was known to enslave entire worlds in order to have a ready supply of experimental subjects and a place to carry out her experiments uninterrupted. Her major interest was in altering the biochemistry of other species.
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Individual Name
  • The Rani
type of villain
  • Mad Scientist / Alien / Knight of Cerebus / Complete Monster
production group
  • BBC Canon Character
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Previous
Appearances
Goals
  • Scientific knowledge
Origin
Skills
  • Time-traveling technology; scientific skills; high intellect
Actor
Name
  • Ushas
First
  • The Mark of the Rani
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Character Name
  • The Rani
Years Active
  • TV: 1985, 1987, 1993. Audio: 2000, 2014 - 2015
Clip
  • The Doctor wakes up in Rani's lab - Doctor Who Classic - Time & The Rani - BBC
  • The Rani's plan - Doctor Who - Mark of the Rani - BBC
Alias
  • The Rani
  • Ushas
  • The Rani, Cleopatra Selene, Melanie Bush, Lania, Professor Baxton
Hobby
  • Performing experiments in altering the biochemistry of alien races, killing people, killing people with mustard gas.
Voice Actor
  • Siobhan Redmond
Played By
Species
  • Time Lord
Title
  • The Runny
main actor
  • Kate O'Mara
Universe
Homeworld
Occupation
  • Chemist, Planetary leader
Home Planet
  • Gallifrey
Fullname
  • Ushas
Race
  • Gallifreyan
NEXT
affiliated with
  • Time Lord
Size
  • 300
First story
Last story
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  • The Rani was the same age as the Doctor. (TV: Time and the Rani) As a Time Tot, the Rani played hide and seek with the First Doctor, with the Ninth Doctor claiming that his skill at finding her "drove her nuts". (COMIC: Weapons of Past Destruction) Ushas belonged to the Deca, the same Academy clique as the First Doctor, (PROSE: Divided Loyalties) being their most intelligent member. (AUDIO: The Rani Elite) At the Academy, she specialized in neurochemistry. (PROSE: Time and the Rani) The Doctor was invited to her 94th birthday party (PROSE: The Death of Art) and at the Doctor's graduation, there was an incident involving Ushas and a giant rat. (COMIC: Party Animals) Ushas was later exiled from Gallifrey after some of her lab mice, as a result of an experiment, grew to enormous size and ate the Lord President's pet cat. They also bit the President himself, triggering a regeneration. (TV: The Mark of the Rani) However, she hijacked the TARDIS delivering her to her planet of exile and became a renegade known as the Rani. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)
  • In the original series, The Rani appears in two Doctor Who classic series serials, The Mark of the Rani (1985) and Time and the Rani (1987), portrayed both times by Kate O'Mara.
  • The Rani, also known as Ushas, is a Time Lady, first introduced in The Mark of the Rani. Played by Kate O'Mara, she is the third 'major' renegade to be introduced to the series, the other two being the Doctor and the Master.
  • She views alien civilizations as nothing but potential subjects for her scientific experiments, and has no qualms about slavery, subjugation and even mass murder. The Rani was an evil (or, arguably, simply amoral) scientific genius whose villainy came not from the usual variety of lust for power and suchlike, but from a mindset that treated everything (including morality) as secondary to her research. She was known to enslave entire worlds in order to have a ready supply of experimental subjects and a place to carry out her experiments uninterrupted. Her major interest was in altering the biochemistry of other species. While she did appear evil, she found the Master to be truly evil and therefore stupid. She also said that his plans were so overcomplicated that if he walked in a straight line he would get dizzy. She simply did evil things because she felt it was necessary to her work. When the Doctor tried to convince her not to experiment on humans, she called them carnivores and asked if they ever thought of the lesser species when they sunk their teeth into pork chops. This shows that the Rani may have had a conscience of some kind, also shown when she was willing to destroy her test subjects because they would have killed the Doctor.
  • Since 2005, the Rani has been every single female character on the show, and until proven false, every character on the show. In fact it would be easier to list the characters that aren't the Rani, which are as follows: * The Rani, since it is obvious to even the most plebian fan that the Rani can't be herself.
  • The Rani was a renegade Time Lady who was once a friend of both the Doctor and the Master in the Doctor Who franchise. However, when she became a renegade and broke away from Time Lord society, she became a rivial of the Master, who also turned renegade, and a great enemy of the Doctor.
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