An incarnation of the Doctor in an alternate universe was exiled by the Time Lords of that dimension at the end of his second incarnation. His TARDIS materialised in Hong Kong on 30 June 1997, the eve of the Handover to Chinese rule. He could speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Manchu, Mongolian and Hokkien.

To the Chinese, he was known as Hu (the Tiger, for his courage), Hu (the Fox for his cunning) and Xue (Doctor, he who tends to the sick). The last of these was his personal favourite

Sympathy for the Devil was the second Doctor Who Unbound audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It featured David Warner as the Doctor with Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (retired). This story was set post-The War Games though in an alternate universe where the Doctor did not arrive on Earth for his exile in the 1970s but instead in 1997.