Handy was rejected by his version of Rose Tyler soon after his creation. Though the two of them might have eventually been able to reconcile their differences, he fell through a crack between universes while wandering the streets of London in order to avoid her. He has not adapted well to human life on his own, and has remained homeless. He's adept at circumventing travel restrictions, but without papers and without a personality that would allow him to find and keep gainful employment, he's resorted to theft in order to feed himself and collect electronics he can use as components of the time machine he's always trying to build. He bounces from shelter to shelter, and has been blacklisted at many of those institutions due to his tendency not to follow the rules.
In the Holmes universe on SWS, Handy goes on in this vein until he makes the mistake of breaking into the office of a man named Mycroft Holmes (fixeselections), and is subsequently caught and blackmailed into going on an unofficial government payroll so that Mycroft can both keep an eye on him and use his skills as he sees fit.
Or Handy might show up on your thread and not be a homeless AU at all, depending on the verse being played. I will try to make note of what's going on with him so there isn't too much confusion.
Character Information for /Fractured!verse Handy was deposited in the fractured universe only a few days after his creation, having been rejected by his version of Rose Tyler. He spent several months moving from one homeless shelter to another, during which time he began breaking and entering at research facilities in order to get the equipment needed to build copies of the old gadgets and gizmos he had as the Doctor. Somewhere along the line, it stopped being about the quest to rebuild the sonic screwdriver and became almost an end unto itself. Luckily for him, he encountered a Jack Harkness who was willing to put him up in a Torchwood-owned flat for the time being, so he's no longer in danger of being turned out of his sleeping quarters for being a nuisance or failing to pay the nominal rent charged by most of the shelters.
In November 2010, Handy - who had by then taken the name Andrew Noble - was one of many recipients of a hand in a jar, which later became a full-fledged Master meta-crisis (bottled_drums). As Handy/Andrew served as catalyst for the transformation, this meta-Master is a double meta-crisis human-Time Lord hybrid--in other words, a being even less prone to soundness of mind than a normal meta-crisis. The meta-meta, as Andrew calls him, may or may not be autistic, insofar as labels like 'autistic' apply to human-alien amalgams.
Character Information for the Last Resort
Name: He technically doesn't have one, but he insists on going by 'the Doctor.' Nickname/aliases: Handy (this is used to refer to him only in the prose; characters should not call him by this name unless in-game events occur to make him known by this nickname); on STEVE he is identified as Doctor [Meta-Crisis Duplicate]. Canon (e.g. Harry Potter/Firefly/Star Trek): Doctor Who Canon Type (e.g. book, movie, television show, play)?: Television Character's LJ:bluesuit_handy Brief history of your character (100-200 word minimum): Handy is a human copy of the tenth Doctor, created by a meta-crisis (some might say mishap) involving the Doctor's old severed hand (it's all right, he grew a new one when it was cut off), a human named Donna, and a large amount of insufficiently contained regenerative energy. Handy has all the memories that the Doctor had at the time he transferred the energy to the hand, including growing up on Gallifrey, the Time War, and all of the Doctor's adventures in the TARDIS. He also has a few memories transplanted from Donna's mind that crop up now and then and cause some cognitive dissonance, as she is a temp from Chiswick and her memories do not exactly mesh with what he knows of himself from the Doctor's mind. Once the crisis during which he was created was resolved (in part due to Handy committing genocide against the Daleks despite the Doctor's disapproval), the Doctor left Handy with Rose Tyler in the alternate universe usually referred to as "Pete's World," where he was intended to live out the rest of his human life span. Brief synopsis of your character's personality (100 word minimum): While Handy bears many similarities to the tenth Doctor (a charismatic, highly intelligent man alien with the gift of gab and a tendency toward manic behavior) in both appearance and personality, he also inherited aspects of Donna's personality, leaving him somewhat more brash and smart-mouthed. He is also quicker to anger than the Doctor, and more likely to be petty about perceived slights. Though he will not admit it to anyone, least of all himself, both Donna's low self-esteem and the general circumstances surrounding his creation and subsequent placement with Rose in the alternate universe have left him with deep-seated insecurities about his place in the world. Like the Doctor, however, he has a tendency toward arrogance on account of his superior intellect (when he's not worrying over how much less superior it might be now that it's housed in a human brain). He usually puts on a happy face, though, even when it doesn't reflect his inner moods.
Stats Age: Going by memories, he is over nine hundred years old. Going by actual physical presence in the world, he is only one day old when he enters the resort. Going by appearance, he seems to be in his mid-thirties. Appearance (please be sure to include any distinguishing traits that you want other characters to notice, .e.g. scars, eye color, particular jewelry): Looks like the tenth Doctor. Tall, thin almost to the point of gawkiness, unruly brown hair and boggly brown eyes. Often wears the blue suit he snagged from the TARDIS when he was created, though usually with just a t-shirt under the jacket, and always wears chucks. Left-handed, unlike the original. Icon (100x100 pixels, preferably textless, good quality icon for cast list):
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.) : Immediately after the events of Journey's End, after the Doctor and the others have left Rose and Handy in Pete's world. Is your character alive or dead at the point of entry to the game?: Alive What skills does your character have?: Like the Doctor, Handy is a fast talker and a fast runner. He has a grasp of science, particularly the science of time travel, that far exceeds the average human, and he is very good at working with machinery, even machinery he has never seen before. Unlike the Doctor, however, Handy does not have a more accurate than average time sense, and he is a bit of a klutz due to having lost some of his Time Lord senses in the process of coming into existence as half-human. 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): Handy only has the odds and ends the Doctor left in the blue suit. These include: A variety of pens (most of them badly chewed) A clockwork mouse Spare reading glasses A ball of string
Character Information for Hotel California
Name: Goes by 'the Doctor,' but referred to in prose as 'Handy.' Canon: Doctor Who (television show). Entering Hotel California: Two weeks or so after the events of Journey's End (DW S4 finale). Appearance: Looks like the tenth Doctor. Tall, thin almost to the point of gawkiness, unruly brown hair and boggly brown eyes. Often wears the blue suit he snagged from the TARDIS when he was created, though usually with just a t-shirt under the jacket, and always wears chucks. Left-handed, unlike the original. Age: Handy is roughly two weeks old when he enters the hotel, though he has over nine hundred years' worth of the Doctor's memories.
History: Handy is a human copy of the tenth Doctor, created by a meta-crisis (some might say mishap) involving the Doctor's old severed hand (it's all right, he grew a new one when it was cut off), a human named Donna, and a large amount of insufficiently contained regenerative energy. Once the crisis during which he was created was resolved (in part due to Handy committing genocide against the Daleks despite the Doctor's disapproval), the Doctor left Handy with Rose Tyler in the alternate universe usually referred to as "Pete's World," where he was intended to live out the rest of his human life span.
Inventory: Spare chucks (green) Unfinished, unreliable duplicate of the sonic screwdriver Tool kit Mobile phone (doesn't work) Various pens (all chewed) Notepad with notes on the sonic screwdriver and other projects Shopping bag containing bananas and chocolate biscuits Reading glasses A watch given to him by Rose Paper he has been attempting to make psychic, without much luck so far
Temporary changes: As of the thread "Visions in the Library" with Kurt and Dr. Watson (April 23, 2009), Handy's lower right leg is fractured. As of the thread "Can we talk?" with Kurt (September 15, 2009), the following poem is written on Handy's cast in black sharpie, and signed by Kurt: "There once was a man from another universe-a, Who fell from real high and broke his tibia. They put him in a cast, real quick and real fast And hoped this bad break was his last."
As of February 2010, Handy's leg is not only out of the cast, but healed sufficiently to allow for normal functioning once more. He kept the cast with the poem on it, though.