The daughter of Corporal Beverly Powell (UNIT Historian from The Stalker of Norfolk webcomic), Lucy grew up hearing stories about The Doctor from her mother and friends. Hearing the story of how her mother actually travelled back in time and met Robert Dudley fascinated her at a young age. That adventure and other stories of this strange and amazing man fill her young mind like fairy tales of old.
However, as Lucy got older, she began to realize that this mysterious wizard of time and space was no mere tale of fancy as more and more strange and mysterious events happened to planet Earth. And many of those involved a strange man in a blue box. Realizing that she desperately wished to meet the man of her childhood fantasies, Lucy decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps. And, seeing as how The Doctor and UNIT had a tendency to cross paths on many an occasion, she joined them, working as a field medic in hopes that such a position would put her on The Doctor’s path.
As a member of UNIT, Lucy studied as much as she could about the Doctor. She even had the opportunity to meet a few of the Doctor’s former travelling companions and heard tales of strange worlds and alien beings. However, as time went on, despite all she had heard and read of him, Lucy began to feel she was no closer to meeting him than she was when she started.
But fate works in strange ways and for Lucy, that was no exception.
During the incident involving mysterious planets overhead and an invasion by the Daleks (The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End), Lucy’s squad was mobilized to help civilians who’ve escaped the Daleks to safety. However, during a patrol in the countryside, a small Dalek force found them and attacked. Panic overcame her as her squad was gunned down, so she ran deeper into the woods looking for a place to hide.
Lucy lost track of time as she ran onward. After some time, she felt she had eluded the Daleks and stopped to rest. Overcome with exhaustion and guilt, Lucy’s world slowly lost focus and eventually faded to black. She came to a short while later in the arms of a young man who was carrying her through the woods.
Apologizing, he introduced himself as Michael Taggart, son of the renown physicist Jonathan Taggart. Apparently, she had found her way onto his father’s land and, in turn, Michael found her passed out beside a tree. He offered her shelter at his father’s home since it wasn’t safe to be outside alone. Unfortunately though, this became self-evident when they returned to his father’s country house.
Realizing his possible importance, the Daleks had arrived a few moments earlier and were searching the grounds for Michael’s father. The two of them made their way to an old brick greenhouse in the back yard they used for storage. To their surprise, Michael and Lucy found Jonathan there as well, pacing back and forth, fiddling with his fob watch, and mumbling about abandoned experiments.
Lucy took a seat on a box as Michael and his father began to argue about what to do next. Michael suggested finding a better place to hide while his father wanted to sneak back in and collect a few experiments he did not want to abandon. Despite Lucy’s words of warning for them to keep it down, the two men’s bickering attracted the attention of the Daleks.
The two began to argue with renewed vigor as the Daleks approached the shed, debating the best course of action. She saw Michael grab the fob watch his father had been fidgeting with which invoked an immediate response from Jonathan who struggled to get it back. Suddenly, before the Daleks could advance into the shed, a bright light filled the room.
Moments later, the light cleared and Lucy could see that both Michael and his father were immobilized, surrounded by swirling motes of light. As she tried to snap them out of their paralysis, she heard the Daleks outside commenting about the energy readings and their old foe, the Doctor.
For a moment, Lucy was awestruck. She had finally met the man of her childhood stories and now, they were going to be killed by the Daleks. Desperate to survive, Lucy scowered the large shed for something to fight off the mechanical monsters. She could hear the Daleks outside, chanting about exterminating their oldest foe; a fate she would not allow him to suffer.
She began to panic again and, in her frantic struggle to find something, she tripped over an old tarp covering fairly large pile of boxes. At least, that is what she thought until she looked up and saw a familiar blue color and the words ‘Police Box’ etched along the top. As she stared at the TARDIS in all its dust-covered glory, a familiar voice behind her snapped her back to her senses.
“So that’s where I kept the ol’ girl.”
She turned to see Jonathan standing there smiling. He seemed a bit more composed and something about him seemed to calm her nerves. He smiled, shouted for Michael to get a move on and opened the door, ushering Lucy and Michael inside.
“We don’t really want to dally here and longer now do we? Nasty thing those Daleks.”
And with those words, Lucy began an adventure all her own. She discovered not long after that the man she met was not, in fact, the Doctor, but rather another Timelord who called himself the Professor. However, she began to wonder if it really wasn’t the man she was seeking, but the grand adventure itself she heard so much about. Only time will tell and, with a Timelord, there is plenty of it.
Lt. Lucy Powell
Photographic Memory (Major)
Run for your Life (Minor)
Face in the Crowd (Minor)
Quick Reflexes (Minor)
Transport: 1 Story Points: 12