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  • 1st (William Hartnell): "Again." ("Human Nature" (novel))[1]
  • 2nd (Patrick Troughton): "Arrrgh! Slower, slower! Concentrate on one thing… one thing!" ("The Power of the Daleks")
  • 3rd (Jon Pertwee): "Shoes, must find my shoes…" ("Spearhead from Space")
  • 4th (Tom Baker): "Typical Sontaran attitude…stop Linx... Perverting the course of human history... I tell you, Brigadier - there's nothing to worry about. The Brontosaurus is large and placid. And STUPID! If the square on the hypotenuse equals the sum of the square on the other two sides, why is a mouse when it spins? Huh! Never did know the answer to that one." ("Robot")
  • 5th (Peter Davison): "Ah, you've come to help me find the Zero Room. Welcome aboard. I'm the Doctor, or will be if this regeneration works out." ("Castrovalva")[2]
  • 6th (Colin Baker): "You were expecting someone else?" ("The Caves of Androzani")
  • 7th (Sylvester McCoy): "Oh no, Mel!" ("Time and the Rani")
  • 8th (Paul McGann): "Who am I? Who am I? WHO AM I?" ("Doctor Who", the TV movie)
  • War (John Hurt): "Doctor no more." ("The Night of the Doctor")
  • 9th (Christopher Eccleston): "Run!" ("Rose")[3]
  • 10th (David Tennant): "Hello. OK, mmm. New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh that's right...Barcelona." ("The Parting of the Ways")
  • 10th (2) (David Tennant): "Now then. Where were we?" ("Journey's End")
  • 11th (Matt Smith): "Aaargh! Legs! I've still got legs. Good. Arms, hands, ooh fingers, lots of fingers. Ears, yes eyes, two, nose...I've had worse. Chin...blimey! Hair! I'm a girl! No! No, I'm not a girl… and still not ginger! There's something else, something important, I'm...I'm…I'm… crashing! Haha! Woohoo! Hahaha! Aaah! Geronim-o!" ("The End of Time", Part Two)
  • 12th (Pater Capaldi): "Kidneys! I've got new kidneys! I don't like the colour." ("The Time of the Doctor")
  • 13th (Jodie Whiittaker): "Brilliant!" ("Twice Upon a Time")

A few of the 'other' Doctors have also had their first words heard on-screen;

  • Dr. Who (Peter Cushing): "Most exciting...hmm..." ("Dr. Who and the Daleks" (cinema film))[4]
  • Robot First Doctor (Edmund Warwick): "I am to infiltrate and kill. Infiltrate and kill." ("The Chase")
  • The Fourth Doctor's clone (Tom Baker): "Just you trust me, Professor. Just trust me." ("The Invisible Enemy")
  • Valeyard (Micheal Jayston): "At last, Doctor" ("The Trial of a Time Lord") [5]
  • The Dream Lord (Toby Jones): "Well, that took a while. Honestly! I'd heard such good things." ("Amy's Choice").
  • Half-human 10th (David Tennant): "Oh yes!" ("Journey's End")
  • The copy of the Twelfth Doctor from his confession dial (Peter Capaldi): "If you think because she’s dead, I am weak, then you understand very little. If you were any part of killing her and you're not afraid, then you understand nothing at all. So, for your own sake, understand this. I'm the Doctor. I'm coming to find you, and I will never, ever stop." ("Heaven Sent")
  • The Conceited Doctor (Richard E. Grant): "Oh, sorry about that. I just though I'd slip into something more comfortable. Result? Cute, sexy and lick-the-mirror handsome. " ("The Curse of Fatal Death")
  • Shy Doctor (Jim Broadbent): "Oh, bugger. Ah. You're my fiancée aren’t you? Oh, dear." ("The Curse of Fatal Death")
  • Quite Handsome Doctor (Hugh Grant): "Oh dear, now look at that. I've gone and used up three bodies in just under a minute, and all because I forgot to unplug first. That really was terribly silly of me. Sorry about that, my dear. Bit unfortunate." ("The Curse of Fatal Death")
  • Female Doctor (Joanna Lumley): "Emma, look!" ("The Curse of Fatal Death")
  • The New Doctor (Ian Brooker): "Hello, I'm the Doctor. Who are you?" ("Full Fathom Five" (BF Doctor Who Unbound audio story))[6]

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Notes Edit

  1. If you discount the novels, the first words we heard him speak on TV were "What are you doing here?" in "An Unearthly Child" and the earliest chronological words were "Hello? Who's there?" in "Listen"
  2. His first actual words are "I… Oh." But this is his first understandable sentence.
  3. We don't know his first words, but those are his first words on TV. Additionally, "What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow" (short story) was set before "Rose", and his first words in that were "Hello, Sally Sparrow! Any questions?". Finally, this page gives him some possible first words: "They're all gone, I'm the only one left."
  4. Again, we don't know his real first words, but these are the first ones heard on-screen
  5. Another Doctor whose real first words are unknown
  6. As this Doctor was killed immediately after saying this, these double as his last words