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C'rizz is a fictional character played by Conrad Westmaas in a series of audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. An Eutermesan from the planet Bortresoye, which exists in a parallel universe, he was a companion of the Eighth Doctor. The canonicity of the audio dramas, like other Doctor Who spin-off media, is unclear.
C'rizz first appeared in the play The Creed of the Kromon (2004), encountering the Doctor and Charley when they entered the Eutermes zone on Bortresoye. The Doctor had been exiled to Bortresoye's universe from his own, and had also been deprived of his TARDIS. In addition, a sinister entity known as the Kro'ka was sending the Doctor and Charley across the various zones that Bortresoye was divided into for reasons that, at the time, were still unexplained. The Eutermesans were a race of reptilian humanoids, exoskeletal, with vestigial bone structures on their heads. They also had the ability to change their skin colour, blending, like chameleons, with their surroundings. The Eutermesans were the slave force of another race, the termite-like Kromon, and were mostly farmers.
When C'rizz met the Doctor and Charley, he was suffering grief from the loss of his mate, L'da, who he had left behind when he escaped the Kromon biodome. Together with the Doctor and Charley, he returned to rescue L'da and free his people from the Kromon. He succeeded in the latter, but was forced to kill L'da, who had been transformed into a Kromon queen. Still coming to terms with what he had to do, he asked to join the Doctor and Charley as they proceeded to the next zone in search of the TARDIS and the answer to the mysteries of the universe they were in.
Eventually, it was revealed that C'rizz was an adept of the Church of the Foundation, which believed that all things must die, and had murdered in its name before he met L'da and left the Church. It was also revealed that the Eutermesans were more than physical chameleons, but emotional and mental ones as well, shaping their personalities to those around them but also making them easily manipulated. When the Doctor and Charley finally managed to return to their own universe, C'rizz continued to travel with them, as he trusted the Doctor to keep him stable and himself.
The circumstances under which C'rizz and the Doctor parted ways have yet to be revealed.
- Travelled from: The Creed of the Kromon (audio) to ?
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