Dr. Blackadder is one of only two surviving Timelords from the War of the Daleks, left to roam all of space, time and dimensions to create cunning plans and schemes to rob the aristocrisy of socks and silverware. Helped by his faithful companion Sodoff Baldrick they travel the world in the TARVIS (Turnips And Relative Vegetables In Space) cunningly disguising themselves in period costume. Of course, as with all Dalek fugitives there are a number of enemy beings and adversaries out there out to stop them.
Dr. Blackadder's methods of keeping below the spotlight are cunning, choosing historical points in time where his activities would be difficult, if not impossible, to be traced. However, there are a small number of times where people have discovered eeriely similar looking men at impossibly spaced times in history that leads some conspiracists to conclude that these similar looking people are, in fact, the same man. These conspiracists are known as Blackadderists.
Captured in History
The following is the list of evidence out there that Blackadderists have used to prove their theory of the existance of Dr. Blackadder and of time travel itself.
1485 - The Middle Ages
Dr. Blackadder travelled to this point in time to stop the Beanites (see enemies) from severing the head of King Richard III upon his return from the Crusades but unfortunately, after a slight mishap, Dr. Blackadder did it for them. After disguising himself as the secret 'second born son' Dr. Blackadder set it upon himself to see that the next rightful heir to the throne was crowned. However, after another mishap, Dr. Blackadder's assistant Baldrick inadvertantly poisoned the entire Royal Family, resulting in Dr. Blackadder becoming King of all England. Until he fled.
Evidence has been found that supports the theory that Dr. Blackadder appeared in this time. A seldom-seen relic hidden away in the British Museum shows a scorch mark in a piece of wood that has been carbon dated to the middle ages. This scorch mark, when inverted, shows a face of an individual who lived during this time.. Is this the face of Dr. Blackadder?
This piece of wood was discovered within the foundations of Aldwick Castle during an excavation there. Today it is held under close guard with only a small few lucky to be privileged enough to see it. To general history its importance is only relatively minor. However, to a Blackadderist it holds the most extreme importance. This image shown is the only known photo showing what is known as the Blackadder Block.
There are no other known artifacts that have been discovered of this individual. No birth or death records, nor any other images of him from around that time in history. Scholars are baffled as to who this could be, thought highly enough to have a portrait titled 'Portrait of a Prince' created of him and yet seemingly invisible from time itself both before and after this point.
1564 - Elizabethan Times
There exists a document in the Royal Archives in the London Library of a gentlemen who called himself 'Edmund Blackadder' during the Elizabethan times. This document, nearly 500 years old is signed by Queen Elizabeth I herself (before being scribbled out) and is said to be a Death Warrant for Edmund to be beheaded.
Dr. Blackadder visited this time for the prostitutes that were, by his own admission, "cheap and filthy". His assistant Baldrick was left to live on the roof of the building where he lived, unable to live in the gutter as he would be "flushed into the Thames with all the other turds". Dr. Blackadder managed to develop a close link with the Royal Family, becoming a courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. Dr. Blackadder used his knowledge of the future to his advantage, managing to outwit Sir Francis Drake and Lord Melchie (another Royal Courtier) into drinking a bottle of Baldrick's urine claiming it to be exotic wine and predict the forthcoming (by half a millenium) of same-sex marriages by marrying an individial called Bob. A portrait was also seemingly commissioned by persons unknown that now currently hangs in the collection of the Duke of Somerset. The gentleman on the right has been identified as Lord Percy, courtier to the Queen. Experts do not know who the other two people are as they can find no record of them whatsoever. Blackadderists, however, claim that the gentleman in the middle bears an eeriely striking similarity to the face seen in the Wood Art shown above.
1804 - The Prince Regent
In 1804 Dr. Blackadder kept with his Royal links and settled near to the Prince Regent. Hired by Mad King George, Dr. Blackadder's self-imposed mission was to keep the Prince alive against backlashes of hate amongst the British population whilst he robbed him of as many socks and piece of silver cutlery as he could find which he then took 300 years into the future to sell on Cash in the Attic.
Again Dr. Blackadder was a little careless during his stay here in Regency times and allowed himself to get caught up in the hysteria that was the Scarlet Pimpernel. Initially interested in this figures true identity (so that he could write a book about it later to sell for vast sums of cash) he soon backed away when an image of him was added to the research of an intrepid conspiracist who's first discovery was of the Mr. Men. Hot on the case, he followed witness testimony that Dr. Blackadder himself was the Pimpernel, creating a likeness of him with two other figures. This image, a direct scan from the first edition copy of the book (all later ones had this image omitted) shows the Prince Regent clearly on the left. The gentleman in the middle bears a striking similarity to the gentleman on the left in the Elizabethan portrait shown above whilst the man in black is said to be that of Dr. Blackadder, again similar in physical form to the man purported to be Dr. Blackadder in the wood art and the Elizabethan portrait.
Other pieces of historical fact seem to suggest that Dr. Blackadder was quite high-profile during this period in time. References to the name Blackadder have been found linked with Prime Minister Pitt the Younger and the name 'Baldrick' has been connected with the purchase of the World's Biggest Turnip. Dr. Blackadder chose to make himself so conspicuous during this times is because he, quote, "just couldn't be bothered any more".
After an unfortunate run-in with a highwaywoman Dr. Blackadder decided to up and leave with the remains of Prince George's sock drawer and silverware cabinet. It is said that this act ultimately bankrupted the Royal Family, creating the necessity for sponsorship deals with Pepsi and the selling of soft-core pornography behind the bike-sheds at school.
1918 - World War I
The nearest documented appearence of Dr. Blackadder was of a photograph that was taken in 1917 of a young soldier who was off to join the war. Dr. Blackadder had actually retired and was settling deep in the countryside where he thought he was safe. However, after a national newspaper found him out and put him on the front page under the title, "COWARD! Also, Bingo on page 22!" he received 12,822,198 small, white feathers. He was forced to join up.
After posing for the photo shown on the right, Blackadder joined the front line with his assistant Baldrick and was quickly forced to live on a diet of mud, dandruff and saliva.
This is the last image that has been discovered of Dr. Blackadder throughout time. It was discovered in a collection of photographs that had been taken of soldiers before they went to war. It is unknown if Dr. Blackadder escaped the war but it is thought that he had a cunning plan, so cunning that it could have been made a university professor of cunning and lives on to this day.
Captain Jack Flasheart
Captain Jack Flasheart (Woof!) is a self-styled maverick who gets the job done by insane heroics, death-defying danger and Woofing at every single woman he comes into (oo er, obviously!) contact with! That's not a canoe in his pocket, he's pleased to see you! Whenever Dr. Blackadder has been in trouble Captain Jack Flasheart swoops in, smashes through a window, headbutts a random person and then scarpers with the fiancé, Bob!
Captain Jack Flasheart is involved with the organisation W.O.O.F. (Women On O(a)ll Fours) which has no relation to the world of Dr. Blackadder, but he just wanted us to mention it.
Mr. Bean is the arch nemesis of Dr. Blackadder after the Daleks. Using an array of tools at his disposal including a time machine of his own, the ability to make a range of silly voices and a weird, rubbery face, Mr. Bean has been the thorn in Dr. Blackadder's side. His plan is simple, taking the exact form of Dr. Blackadder he produces a series of absolutely terrible TV shows pretending to be Blackadder in an attempt to tarnish his reputation. The most successful attempt at destroying Dr. Blackadder's reputation was the movie Johnny English, a film so terrible that Sir Ian Fleming spun in his grave so much that if wire had been coiled around him and then placed in a magnet he would have powered a small town for 7 weeks.