The Religious Affiliation of
The Worrier

Religion: religious alien CBR Scale: U

Name: The Worrier

Other Names: The Warrior

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel UK

First Appearance: Doctor Who Magazine #145 (Feb. 1989): "Time and Tide: Part One"

Creators: John Carnell, Richard Alan Starkings, Doug Braithwaite, David Elliott

Number of Appearances: 2

Planet: Tojana

Gender: male

Note: Noah-like elderly alien; heeded 7th Doctor's warning

There are clear parallels between the story of "the Worrier" and the story of Noah from the Old Testament.

The Worrier was an elderly member of an alien society, a native of the planet Tojana. The Time Lord known as the Seventh Doctor warned the people of Tojana that a massive tide was rolling in, but that life could go on despite this. All the people of Tojana apparently died in a final hedonistic bout of self-indulgence. But "the Worrier" listened to the Doctor and survived the tide by joining him on a hastily-constructed raft.

"The Worrier" is likely not what this character called himself, but he is actually referred to by this moniker by his fellow citizens. He apparently had a well known reputation for worrying about things. When the other aliens referred to "The Worrier," the Doctor at one point misheard them and thought they said, "The Warrior."

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Doctor Who Magazine #145 (Feb. 1989): "Time and Tide: Part One"

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