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Peter Alan Tyler
Also known as: Pete Tyler
Race: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Home Era: 20th century
Appearances: DW: Father's Day
Actor: Shaun Dingwall
For the Pete Tyler from another universe see Pete Tyler of another universe

Peter Alan "Pete" Tyler (15th September 1954 - 7th November 1987), was the deceased father of Rose Tyler and the husband of Jackie Tyler.

Pete was a jack-of-all-trades and a budding entrepreneur who was constantly involved in various money-making schemes, from selling flavoured health drinks (named "Vitex") to trying to market solar power panels. Most of these schemes were unsuccessful, however, leading to tension in his marriage to Jackie, Rose's mother. Jackie also accused Pete of cheating on her on a few occasions. Pete died in a hit-and-run accident when Rose was less than a year old. (DW: Father's Day)

Rose asked the Doctor to take her back to 1987 so she could witness her father's death. Jackie had told Rose as a child that her father had died alone, and Rose wanted to be there for him. When she was faced with the reality of what she was seeing, however, Rose impulsively rushed forward and saved Pete from being run down, changing history and causing a temporal paradox that damaged time. This attracted the destructive Reapers, who began to "sterilise" the wound in time by devouring everything in sight.

Pete eventually figured out that Rose was his daughter; but, on listening to her describe what an ideal father he had been, realised that Rose was lying to cover up the fact that he was supposed to be dead. The presence of Rose awakened Pete's paternal instincts, and to save everyone and restore history, he deliberately stepped in front of the car that should have killed him, dismissing the Reapers and putting time back on track. History did change to a small extent, however; this time the driver did not flee the scene and Rose was there to hold his hand while he was dying. Pete died with a smile, while looking on his daughter's face (DW: Father's Day).

Although Pete was gone, it was his persistent spirit that Rose inherited, and a penchant for (as Jackie put it) "mad ideas" that pushed Rose to keep trying even when all hope seemed lost and save the world again.

Rose revealed to her mother later that she had been the one to hold his hand as he died and tried to convince her mother that what she was trying to do (open the TARDIS in order to be able to fly it back to the Doctor) was something he would have agreed with. Initally her mother told her off and left, but realising she was right, came back with the solution to Rose's problem admiting that she was right about her father. (DW: The Parting of the Ways)

  • Coincidentally or otherwise, "Peter Tyler" was credited as "Lighting Cameraman" on the TARDIS-Cam films which appeared on the early DVD releases.
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