Played by Timothy Dalton

"We will ascend to become creatures of consciousness alone. Free of these bodies, free of time, and cause and effect, while creation itself ceases to be."

First Regular Appearance Last Regular Appearance
The Five Doctors Hell Bent

One of the founders of Time Lord society, Rassilon was long dead when the Doctors travelled to the Death Zone on Gallifrey and witnessed his spirit imprison their foe Borusa for eternity.Even Time Lord history diverges on its opinion of Rassilon. Hero or villain? Foe or saviour? Sometimes two conflicting identities can both be correct...

He was resurrected to lead the Time Lords in the Time War. It was Rassilon who came up with an ultimate sanction that would destroy the universe and enable the Time Lords to ascend as creatures of pure thought. The Doctor and Master together defeated this intention, and Rassilon was returned to Gallifrey which was trapped shortly after in a pocket dimension at the resolution of the Time War.

Considerable time later, the Twelfth Doctor arrived on Gallifrey and confronted Rassilon with his crimes, exiling him from the planet.

Portrayed by Years Active
Richard Matthews 1983
Timothy Dalton 2009 -2010
Donald Sumpter 2015

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