|Also known as:||Laura Tobin (pre-Remembrance Tank)|
Compassion was originally Laura Tobin, a woman residing on the original colony of the planet Anathema. She, like all the colony residents, either was or became sterile. They therefore reproduced using Remembrance Tanks, and over the millennia that the ship that Anathema was based upon took to get to Earth, all the colonists were "remembered" using biomass inside the remembrance tanks. Compassion is the result of this process. (EDA: Interference - Book Two)
Compassion was a member of the Remote, an offshoot of Faction Paradox. Following her encounter with the Doctor on Earth she chose to travel with him and Fitz (whom she, as Laura Tobin once knew). She also knew Kode, who was the remembered version of Fitz).
As Compassion came from a media/signal orientated culture she always wore an ear piece (or receiver), the Doctor interfaced her receiver with the TARDIS systems to protect her from any 'harmful' signals she might encounter during their travels. This interface had unforeseen results, warping her biodata along Block Transfer Computations, culminating in her 'birth' as a sentient TARDIS. (EDA: The Shadows of Avalon)
The Time Lords pursued her, the Doctor and Fitz travelling within her and eventually made forced arrival on Gallifrey just before the Faction Paradox attack and Gallifrey's eventual destruction. After the destruction of Gallifrey, she dropped off the Doctor on 19th century Earth, dropped off Fitz Kreiner on 2001 Earth, and left to explore the Universe with a Gallifreyan technician, Nivet. (EDA: The Burning, Escape Velocity).
After an unknown amount of time, she's contacted by the embodiment of human technology, they strike a deal that results in the creation of the City of the Saved (Of the City of the Saved...). The City exists just beyond the end of the current universe and the creation of the next.
Physically, a fictionalised version of Compassion evidently resembled the actress Nicole Kidman. (EDA: Interference - Book Two). However, she is described (less flatteringly) as being "gerbil-faced and chubby". This description (and interestingly the other) fluctuate throughout the series with Fitz thinking she's rather plain but with enough "curves" to make her appealing.
|Companions of the Eighth Doctor|
Bernice Summerfield • Stacy Townsend • Ssard • Samantha Jones • Fitz Kreiner • Compassion • Anji Kapoor • Trix MacMillan • Izzy Sinclair • Fey Truscott-Sade • Kroton • Destrii • Gemma and Samson Griffin • Charley Pollard • C'rizz • Lucie Miller
The Compassion was a Lambda-class shuttle that saw service with the Rebel Alliance Fleet around 3 ABY. During a mission to treat the wounded of Gelgelar, the vessel was used to ferry medical supplies to the Medical Frigate Redemption.
Later that same year, the shuttle was stationed onboard the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Liberty during the warship's rendezvous with the Bothan Dreadnaught-class cruiser Tal'cara. After the the meeting came under attack from a mercenary force led by the Marauder-class cruiser Intruder, Alliance pilots Ace Azzameen and Olin Garn, along with the Bothan defense forces, were able to drive off the mercenaries. Compassion was then called upon to pick up the escape pod EE-763, which contained the only survivor of the assault force, who later told the Alliance he had been hired by the Sullustans.