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Suga’s Captain Jack Harkness
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“Earth, 1892. Got in a fight on Ellis Island. Man shot me through the heart, then I woke up. Thought it was kinda strange. But then it never stopped. Fell off a cliff, trampled by horses, world war one, world war two, poison, starvation, a stray javelin…”
“In the end, I got the message. I’m the man who can never die. And all that time you knew. "
“Captain Jack Harkness” was the alias adopted by a Time Agent and con man from the 51st century who became an associate and occasional companion of the Doctor.
After he was killed by a Dalek, he was revived by Rose Tyler, who at the time was transformed into a nearly omnipotent being. Unable to control her powers, she accidentally turned him into an immortal being. Because of this, the Ninth Doctor saw his companion as a fixed point — a temporal paradox that threatened the TARDIS’ proper operation. Consequently, the Doctor abandoned him in the year 200,100 aboard a space station orbiting a Dalek-devastated Earth.
Stranded, the former Time Agent had to use his own devices to catch up to the Doctor. He thought it likely that he’d find the Ninth Doctor in the early 21st century, since that was Rose’s home era. But his vortex manipulator failed to deliver him there due to the damage caused when he was exterminated by the Daleks, missing by more than a century — and going on the fritz immediately thereafter. This left the immortal no choice but to simply wait from the mid-19th to the early 21st century to reconnect with the Doctor.
During his long wait for the “right Doctor”, he experienced what was to him Earth’s history first hand. He also had many different relationships, some of which produced offspring. For the majority of those years, he also worked for Torchwood Three. For several decades an informal free-lancer, he eventually became its head in the year 2000. Later that decade, he finally met up with the Doctor, although the Time Lord had by this time regenerated, and was now travelling with Martha Jones.
At the dawn of the 2010s, the 456 returned to Earth. Although Torchwood were able to repel the threat, their success came at the loss of their physical headquarters and painful personal loss for Jack. He therefore disbanded the group and left Earth. However, he returned during the events of the so-called “Miracle Day”, and a new Torchwood team arose.
An important facet of Jack’s existence on Earth was its temporal complexity. There were whole decades, when multiple versions of Jack existed on Earth. Indeed, during the whole of the 20th century there were always at least two Jacks on Earth, since a younger version was a part of Torchwood Three and an older one was in a grave dug by his brother in ancient Britain. During the World War II era, Earth had at least one more Jack — the younger “con artist” who first met the Doctor and Rose.
“Now, first of all, she’s no little girl. From where I’m standing, all the right curves in all the right places. But she is Torchwood, we both are, and we’d appreciate it if you’d leave us to do the real work.”
“So there I was, stranded in the year two-hundred-one-hundred, ankle deep in Dalek dust, he goes off without me. But I had this. I used to be a Time Agent, it’s called a Vortex Manipulator. He’s not the only one who can time travel…”
“The moral of the story is if you’re gonna get stuck at the end of the universe, get stuck with an ex-time agent and his vortex manipulator.”
“Oh, that’s a little harsh. I like to think of myself as a criminal.”
“Captain Jack Harkness: [crawling out of a shaft in the wall] Just my luck! I crawl through two miles of ventilation shafts, following life signs on this thing and who do I find? Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Smith: You can talk, Captain Cheesecake!
Captain Jack Harkness, Mickey Smith: Ha ha!
Captain Jack Harkness: And that’s Beefcake!
Mickey Smith: And that’s enough hugging!”
“Wish I’d never met you, Doctor, I was much better off as a coward.”
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I put weeks of thought into who would be the best home for this boy when I leave. There were only two real options and in the end your home won because I know he’ll be cared for and he won’t be passed around for profit. Enjoy him.