Adam Mitchell (Earth-12)
Other names: Little Lord Fauntleroy / The Brain Main
Actor: Bruno Langley

Adam James Mitchell was a young English researcher in the employ of the American GeoComTex billionaire Henry van Statten in the year 2012. He was briefly a companion to the Ninth Doctor and an enemy of the Twelfth Doctor.


Early Life

Adam was a genius who had successfully hacked into the United States Department of Defense computers when he was eight years old, nearly causing, in his own words, World War III. (DW: Dalek)

In 2005, Adam was recruited by Henry van Statten after winning a competition arranged by van Statten the previous week. Adam's winning essay on "Why I Want To Meet An Alien" focused on acquiring advanced knowledge from them. (Who is Doctor Who?)

The Ninth Doctor

The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler met Adam in year 2012. At the time, he worked in van Statten's Vault in Utah, where he catalogued extraterrestrial artefacts for his employer. When the Dalek van Statten had "collected" got loose and went on a rampage, Adam found himself running from it with Rose. Having told Rose that he had always wanted to see the stars, she asked the Doctor to take Adam along with them in the TARDIS. Despite the Doctor's skepticism about Adam as a potential fellow traveller, he agreed. (DW: Dalek)

Visiting the year 200,000, Adam was overwhelmed by the wealth of information and technology available to him and ultimately gave in to temptation and greed. Desperate to gain all the information that the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire had collected, he learned that only those with an implant could access the data. He had a top-of-the-line computer interface port known as an infospike installed in his head. Unfortunately, when the implant activated his head opened up, revealing part of his brain. The implant was activated by a snap of the fingers, so he could access the future's computer systems. Along with the interface port he also received the Vomit-O-Matic for free. He attempted to transmit information back to 21st century Earth using Rose's "Superphone".

When Adam tapped into the computer systems, he inadvertently gave the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe knowledge of the TARDIS and access to it.

Learning of this and his additional breach of trust, the Doctor angrily returned Adam to his home, despite Adam's apologetic pleading, and destroyed the answering machine which had received the information from the future. The Doctor observed that Adam would have to live a quiet life from now on, lest someone discover the implant in his head and dissect him to find out where it came from. After the Doctor and Rose departed, Adam was met by his mother who, when talking to him, clicked her fingers. As his head opened up, a look of shock and horror appeared on her face. (DW: The Long Game)

On the Run


Alliance with the Master




"NO! Stop! You're making me sick! No, you can't do this to me! No! I'M A GENIUS! NO! STOP! NOOOO...."

- Last Words of Adam Mitchell .

Undated events

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Alternate Timelines



Psychological profile



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Behind the scenes

  • Adam is a member of a small group of companions who had no scenes in the TARDIS interior. He is seen entering and emerging from the TARDIS several times, but he is never seen within the TARDIS itself.
  • Adam is also the only known companion of the Ninth Doctor not also to be a companion of the Tenth Doctor. He is also the only companion to be kicked off the TARDIS just one episode after joining the Doctor. Adam is the only known companion to be actually expelled from the TARDIS crew due to bad behaviour.

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