When will the cycle stop?

When will the story end?

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Rose Tyler
27 April 1987
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But she's not Rose Tyler, not anymore.
Doomsday. It wasn’t the Cybermen or Daleks that had done it, but that was the day Rose Tyler had changed into someone she no longer recognised, fulfilling her mother’s prophecy for her. That was the day that she took Ianto’s side arm and killed Lisa for him. That was the day Rose had declared herself the head of Torchwood One; the day all of this started. Life without the Doctor–life without sanity, without pity, without her mother’s tempering influence. Day One. -A Life Without

According to the theory of the universal wavefunction, there exists a reality for every possibility. A consequence for every unmade choice. There exists a world and universe for every story left untold.

To this Rose Marion Tyler, it has become more than a theory. It's become chilling reality. Those alternate universes nearly destroyed her own when they invaded hers. Her universe was rescued by the Doctor's timely intervention, but at a terrible price. While the Doctor and Rose clung to safety, watching Cybermen and Daleks zoom away into the Void, one of the levers malfunctioned and began closing the bridge between their universe and the Void too soon.

The Doctor was able to reach the lever safely and renew the pull of the Void, but it was too strong for his grip, and Rose could do nothing but reach ineffectually as he fell. Though a last moment rescue by Pete spared his life, the rescue came at the price of being trapped in a parallel universe.

The months afterward were a blur of darkness and emptiness. Rose worked to clean up the remnants of the Cybermen and Dalek war inside Torchwood and outside it, and watched the TARDIS slowly die. By the time a disgruntled Jack made it through the political dance of hers and his Torchwood, Rose was an irrevocably changed person. All that could be offered was balm to sooth, rather than to cure.

Her world changed once more when another TARDIS arrived, bearing a different Rose and a different Doctor. In their brief adventure to once more seal the walls in her universe, the different Doctor resuscitated the TARDIS and keyed it to her genetics as a gift to Rose and to the universe without a Doctor.

Now Rose travels the universe, searching for a way to bring back her own Doctor, drawing what knowledge she can from the TARDIS' databanks, slowly suffering the inevitable degeneration from the weight of the knowledge she gradually puts upon herself in her efforts.

Now she can be seen wandering strange, alien markets, a billion miles from home, a million years from London, sometimes with others, sometimes on her own, by anyone who cares to look. But it's not Rose Tyler, not quite, not anymore. It's someone else, something else, scarred and changed by the years and the strife, going through the motions and offering help to any she meets, because the Doctor no longer can.

Not actually Rose or Billie or BBC or anything official. Such is the plight of RP. If that makes some sort of sense. This journal rejects RTD's improbable claim of the Doctor's multiversal uniqueness in favor of one that makes sense.

The plot elements of her backstory come from Doctor Who and Torchwood, specifically Doomsday and Cyberwoman, the DW fanfic One Times Infinity, by me, darkbunnyrabbit, from an alternate universe inspiration drawn from aforementioned fic, and from the fic created from the idea, A Life Without, by spastasmagoria. It's quite the circle of fanfic inspiration.

Moved out of paragraph so it's more visible: Everyone who is involved in this journal, both muse and mun, are of legal age. Everywhere.

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Character Information
Name: Rose Tyler
Nickname/aliases: The Bad Wolf, Dame Rose of the Powell Estate, The Abomination, The Valiant Child, Lewis, Shiver
Canon (e.g. Harry Potter/Firefly/Star Trek): Doctor Who
Canon Type (e.g. book, movie, television show, play)?: Television show
Character's LJ: lone_defender

Age: 26? It's hard to tell with the time travel, differing speeds of the universes she's been in, and the occasional conflict over when she was actually born.
Appearance (please be sure to include any distinguishing traits that you want other characters to notice, .e.g. scars, eye color, particular jewelry): Slim, moderately tanned, brown eyes, dyed blonde hair, athletic but not muscular. She tends toward colorful but pragmatic clothing, and fairly simple hair styles now. She always wears her hoop earrings...but for the most part, there's very little specifically about her to stand out in any physical way.

That said, she carries herself with all the confidence and experience of a highly capable leader.
Icon (100x100 pixels, preferably textless, good quality icon for cast list): http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/108021040/20078300

Game Information
What is the point of your character's canon in which you are introducing your character? (Year, after or during book #/comic issue/television episode, etc.) : About a year post-4x13: Journey's End
Is your character alive or dead at the point of entry to the game?: Alive
What skills does your character have?: She's very good with alien stuff. She might not be able to work highly technological alien things, but she'll have about as much chance of figuring out a device and recognizing what its meant for as most people would human things. She's also pretty experienced and knowledgeable with parallel universes and timelines. She's also got some knowledge of physics, since she helped build the Dimension Cannon, and an undetermined (but undoubtedly passing) familiarity with the TARDIS systems, given she helped study and work with the TARDIS with UNIT for those two years. As far as 'special' abilities go, the artron energy she's saturated in makes her immune to most diseases, and as a by-product of travel (likely due to the energy) she can remember things about her own personal timeline being changed such as multiple versions of her father's death, and remembering the previous version of a timeloop. Erasing things from her timeline isn't a sure thing, either.
Your character will find 10 personal items in their room that the island has placed there. You may only include things that your character would have canonically. Please list them here. (Clothing need not be included as it is automatically provided. Any special articles of clothing, however, e.g. a team uniform, must be listed):
TARDIS key necklace,
Black Leather Wallet with:
Torchwood ID Card
Two unlimited credit cards
About 53 pounds in money-shaped things
A photograph of Jackie and Pete and Tony
A photograph of herself and the Metacrisis Doctor
Torchwood stun-gun thing (1/4th the size of the BFG, 1/4th the power, it stuns organics briefly, rather than harming them outright)
A potted baby TARDIS coral. It's about 5 foot tall and looks like a little coral Christmas tree at this point, the dirt just keeps it standing, its 'plant food' is mental stimulation. (Like talking to a plant, except thinking at it) It's not old enough to do anything at all yet, and it won't be able to interact at all for another year, then it'll be another year before it's actually theoretically operational, and not just...essentially making baby noises. Right now it just sits there all full of promise and temptation and looks cute.

A black slide out cellphone. The SIM card has been changed around so it can access any cellphone sattelites anywhere, even across time. The only time it's failed before is when she was stuck under a black hole that ate up all her signals. It's also depressingly useless to communicate across realities with Still, if she were in some reality where no such sattelites ever exist, or faced with something specifically jamming it, it's likely it wouldn't work either.

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