FANDOM


MagpieDrWho

Mr. Magpie is the secondary antagonist of the Doctor Who episode "The Idiot's Lantern". He was an electronics store merchant and the unwilling accomplice of The Wire.

In 1953, in the days leading up to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Magpie was visited by The Wire, who had just arrived in energy form in that time period. The Wire then lashed out at Magpie with energy, stealing his face, but then giving it back to him.

Magpie then began selling television sets cheaply to everyone in the area to watch the coronation, seemingly because it was his "patriotic duty", but in reality, he was doing the Wire's bidding, as the Wire planned to use the televisions to feed off of the humans' energy and regain its corporeal form, and in exchange for Magpie's help, it'd allow him to keep his face. However, Rose Tyler got suspicious when she saw red lightning coming from the back of the television in Eddie Connolly's home. She tracked Magpie down and began asking him why he was giving away the televisions so cheaply. Though Magpie tried to shoo Rose away, he finally cracked under all the pressure and confessed. This prompted the Wire to steal Rose's face and leave her abandoned in the street, which enraged the Tenth Doctor.

On the morning of the coronation, the Doctor, with the assistance of Tommy Connolly and Detective Inspector Bishop, headed down to Magpie's shop, where the Doctor demanded that Rose and everyone else who lost their faces (including Tommy's grandmother) be returned. It was here that The Wire confessed to its plan, to transmit itself to the estimated three million viewers watching in the vicinity and transmit back energy it would use to reconstitute its corporeal body. It then tried to steal the faces of the Doctor, Tommy, and Bishop (and was successful in doing so to Bishop), but the Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to rescue himself and Tommy. Magpie then used a small portable television to take the Wire to Alexandra Palace to finalize its plan. As the Doctor pursued Magpie, Magpie begged the Wire for the whole ordeal to end and to just give him peace, to which the Wire responded by coldly disintegrating him into dust.

           Doctor Who Villains

Daleks
Davros | Dalek Emperor | Dalek Prime Minister | Supreme Dalek | Special Weapon Dalek | Dalek Time Controller | Dalek Antibodies
Cult of Skaro: Dalek Sec | Dalek Caan | Rusty | Metaltron

Cybermen
Cyber Controller | Cyber Planner | John Lumic | Yvonne Hartman | Mercy Hartigan | Tobias Vaughn | Packer | Cybermats | CyberKing

The Master
Classic Era | Revival Era ("Harold Saxon")

Sontarans
General Staal | Commander Skorr | Commander Kaagh | Linx | Luke Rattigan

Akhaten
Mummy | Vigil

Krillitanes
Mr. Finch

Adipose
Matron Cofelia

Clockwork Repair Droids
Half Face Man

Great Intelligence
Whisper Men

Silents
Madame Kovarian

Slitheen Family
Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen | Sip Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen | Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen | Glune Fex Fize Sharlaveer-Slam Slitheen | Kist Magg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen | Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen | Dax Fex Fize Slitheen | Bloorm Vungah Bart Slitheen | Rahnius Slitheen | Asquith Slitheen | Chris Slitheen

Slitheen-Blathereen
Blathereen Family
Leef Apple Glyn Slitheen-Blathereen | Tree Lorn Acre Slitheen-Blathereen

Silurians
Alaya | Restac | Morka

Sea Devils
Chief Sea Devil | Sauvix

Solomon
Solomon's Robots

Time Lords
Rassilon | Borusa | Omega | The Rani | The Valeyard | The Eleven

Zygons
Bonnie

The Brethren
The Host | Father Angelo

Ice Warriors
Grand Marshal Skaldak

Carrionites
Lilith

Primords
Eric Stahlman | Harry Slocum | John Bromley | Private Wyatt

Autons
Nestene Consciousness | Mickey Auton

Republican Security Forces
John Benton

Robot Knights
Sheriff of Nottingham

Saturnyns
Rosanna Calvierri | Francesco

Abaddon | Abzorbaloff | Adam Mitchell | Adam Smith | Adolf Hitler | Arcturus | Androvax | Animus | Anne Droid | Antibodies | Autons | Azal | Baltazar | Beast | Beep the Meep | Bert Walker | Black Guardian | Boneless | Brynblaidd Cannibals | Captain Hardaker | Carrionites | Charles Grover |Charlie Duffy | Childeric | Eugene Tacitus | Colonel Manton | Colony Sarff | Count Grendel | De Flores | Dream Lord | Ed morgan | Eddie Connolly | The Editor | Empress of the Racnoss | Emojibots | Fairies | Family of Blood | Fearmonger | Fendahl | Fenric | Futurekind | Garvin | Gelth | General Finch | Gorgon | Gray | Harrison Chase | Hawthorne | Headless Monks | Heavenly Hosts | Helen A | Hetocumtek | Henry Van Statten | High Priest Clovis | Hinks | House | Ice Governess | Ilin | Jagrafess | Jocelyn Stevens | Joshua Naismith | Judoon | Julius Grayle | Kahler-Jex | Kal | Kandy Man | Kantrofarri | Karl | Kess | King Hydroflax | King Richard III | Klineman Halpen | Koquillion | Krasko | Lady Cassandra | Lady Peinforte | Leandro | Lieutenant Koenig | Light | Livilla | Lord Sutcliffe | Lucius Petrus Dextrus | Maaga | Macra | Manish | Marshal of Solos | Matron Casp | Maurice Caven | Mavic Chen | Max Capricorn | Medusa | Meglos | Melanicus | Mestor | Midnight Entity | Minotaur | Mona Lisa | Morax | Morgus | Mr. Diagoras | Mr. Magpie | Mr. Seyton | Mr. Webber | Nephew | Ogrons | Order of St. Agnes | Oswald Danes | Peg Dolls | Pied Piper | Prisoner Zero | Professor Whitaker | Professor Zaroff | Ramón Salamander | Richard Lazarus | Richard Maynarde | Roboforms | Robot Yeti | Rutans | Shoal of the Winter Harmony | Scarecrows | Seb | Sentris | Sharaz Jek | Shockeye | Sisters of Plenitude | Dr. Skagra | Skovox Blitzer | Smilers | SniperBot | Solana | Sutekh | Sycoraxs | The Alliance | The Child | The Figure | The Flood | The Foretold | The Gunslinger | The Hath | The Trickster | The Wire | Tia Karim | Time Beetle | Time Zombies | Toclafane | Tzim-Sha | Vespiform | Weeping Angels | Winifred Gillyflower | WOTAN | Yartek | Zagreus | Zephon | Zu-Zana |

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.