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  • Celestial Toymaker
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  • The Celestial Toymaker (often shortened to The Toymaker) is a vastly powerful cosmic entity and antagonist from Doctor Who, even in a franchise known for extensive use of time-travel and other godlike powers the Celestial Toymaker was portrayed as a near-omnipotent alien who had nothing short of his own personal universe by which to play with. However like many omnipotent beings in fiction the Celestial Toymaker finds his godlike state to be boring and thus forces the Doctor and his companions to endure several sadistic and potentially fatal "games" for his own amusement.
  • The Toymaker once claimed to be the embodiment of one of the fundamental forces of the universe, much like the Guardians of Time. Whereas the White and Black Guardians personified the absolutes of morality, however, the Toymaker was the avatar of games and illusions, known as the Crystal Guardian. (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel) He had a sister, known as Hecuba or the Queen of Time, who liked to play with time as much as her brother played with toys. (AUDIO: The Queen of Time)
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Actor
  • Michael Gough
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  • The Last Move - Doctor Who - The Celestial Toymaker - BBC
Voice Actor
  • David Bailie
Species
  • Guardians of Time
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  • The Toymaker once claimed to be the embodiment of one of the fundamental forces of the universe, much like the Guardians of Time. Whereas the White and Black Guardians personified the absolutes of morality, however, the Toymaker was the avatar of games and illusions, known as the Crystal Guardian. (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel) He had a sister, known as Hecuba or the Queen of Time, who liked to play with time as much as her brother played with toys. (AUDIO: The Queen of Time) According to the Sixth Doctor, he originated in another universe before this one and was hauled into the Doctor's universe by some kind of catastrophe. Because of this, the usual laws of physics didn't apply to him. The Toymaker himself stated that while in the beginnings of the universe he used his powers for other things, he eventually got bored of thousands of millennia of pointless creation and pointless destruction, and found a new source of amusement — games. (AUDIO: The Nightmare Fair) The Seventh Doctor described the Toymaker as "a spirit of mischief from the infancy of the universe" to his companions Ace and Hex. (AUDIO: The Magic Mousetrap) He was one of the Elder Gods. (AUDIO: Black and White) Within his realm, the Celestial Toyroom, the Toymaker commanded immense powers, but they were limited by the rules he set for any particular game, although he could bend these rules or "forget" to mention them to his opponents if he so chose. He himself was immortal and invulnerable, and appeared capable of space and time travel at will. For some reason he chose to appear in the guise of a middle-aged Caucasian human dressed as a Chinese mandarin. During the course of a game, one of the players might die outright or they might lose, in which case, the Toymaker would have total control over their life and personality, perpetually. (TV: The Celestial Toymaker) Apart from these children's games, the Toymaker sometimes played in person against his "guests", most often games of chance such as cards or dice. There is evidence to suggest that if he was fairly beaten in such a game, the other player was allowed to go free, but if his opponent lost or tried to cheat he became another exhibit in the Toyroom. Such opponents included Gaylord Lefevre, a professional gambler from the American west; and a Roman soldier — though we never learn if the latter played fairly and thus gained his freedom. (COMIC: The Greatest Gamble)
  • The Celestial Toymaker (often shortened to The Toymaker) is a vastly powerful cosmic entity and antagonist from Doctor Who, even in a franchise known for extensive use of time-travel and other godlike powers the Celestial Toymaker was portrayed as a near-omnipotent alien who had nothing short of his own personal universe by which to play with. However like many omnipotent beings in fiction the Celestial Toymaker finds his godlike state to be boring and thus forces the Doctor and his companions to endure several sadistic and potentially fatal "games" for his own amusement.
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