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For the 20th century human of the same name, please see Jack Harkness (RAF).

"Captain Jack Harkness" was the identity adopted by a 51st century human Time Agent native to the Boeshane Peninsula. After having his memory stolen by his employers, he became a time-travelling con man and, following a period spent travelling with a Time Lord known as the Doctor, achieved immortality when he was made a fixed point in time and space.

Jack Harkness
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Jack Harkness (2011)

Occupation:

Time Agent
Con man
Torchwood Institute field operative (1899 to 2000)
British Army (c. 1899 to c. 1909, captain by 1909)
First World War veteran
Second World War veteran
Torchwood 3 commander (2000 to 2008 and 2008 to 2009)
Torchwood team (2011)

Status:

Alive (2021)

Born:

51st century (before 5094), Boeshane Peninsula

Parents:

Franklin and unnamed mother

Other family:

Gray (brother) and Steven Carter (grandson)

Spouse:

John Hart (partner)
Unnamed wife (early 20th century)

Other notable relationships:

Algy (lover, 1941)
Marcel Proust (boyfriend)
Eleanor, Duchess of Melrose (lover, c. 1924)
Angelo Colasanto (lover, 1927 and 1928)
Christopher Isherwood (lover)
Estelle (lover, Second World War era)
Lucia Moretti (lover, c. 1975)
Ianto Jones (lover, 2007 to 2009)
Alonso Frame (lover, 2011)
Brad (lover, 2011)

Children:

Alice Carter (born 1975)

Height:

6 (2010, CIA investigative report)

Weight:

183 (2010, CIA investigative report)

Early life[]

Time Agent and con man[]

Aboard the TARDIS[]

Life on Earth[]

19th century[]

20th century[]

21st century[]

Appendices[]

Appearances[]

  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Empty Child"
    • "The Doctor Dances"
    • "Boom Town"
    • "Bad Wolf"
    • "The Parting of the Ways"
    • "Utopia"
    • "The Sound of Drums"
    • "Last of the Time Lords"
    • "The Stolen Earth"
    • "Journey's End"
    • "The End of Time"
    • "The Day of the Doctor" (photograph)
    • "The Doctor Falls" (archive footage only)
    • "Fugitive of the Judoon"
    • "The Timeless Children" (archive footage only)
    • "Revolution of the Daleks"
  • Torchwood: (every episode)
  • "Lost Souls"
  • "Asylum"
  • "Golden Age"
  • "The Dead Line"
  • "A Ghost Story for Christmas" (voice only)
  • The Lost Files:
    • "The Devil and Miss Carew"
    • "Submission"
    • "The House of the Dead"
  • "Web of Lies"
  • Destiny of the Doctor: "Night of the Whisper"

References[]

  • Children in Need: "Doctor Who: Children in Need"
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Poison Sky"
    • "Turn Left"
    • "The Wedding of River Song"
    • "The Woman Who Lived"
    • "The Haunting of Villa Diodati"
  • "Farewell, Sarah Jane"
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