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21st Jul '16 7:45:16 PM DefyingGallifrey
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*** To be fair, after everything the Doctor has been through and lost, it would be unrealistic if he wasn't messed up. Also, his actions toward Colonel Runaway were not done in cold blood - they were an emotional reaction to what the Colonel had done to the Doctor's loved ones (and one of his main character traits is his incredible loyalty and protectiveness).


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** It seems reasonable to believe that the Doctor is the same person - after all, regeneration is a survival adaptation of Time Lords, not a method of rebirth. As the Doctor says before regenerating into his 12th/13th/14th incarnation, "We all change, when you think about it." The Doctor does not change (personality-wise) more than any normal person does throughout their lifetime - especially if that person lives for centuries and undergoes extremely traumatic experiences. Most 5-year-olds would have a completely different personality at 80.
21st Jul '16 7:35:48 PM DefyingGallifrey
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** Is treating regeneration like death a complete break from the show's established canon and positive attitude towards change? Many think that the Tenth Doctor was far too self-pitying in equating his regeneration (which he has done 11 times already and does not actually kill or replace him) with Wilf's actual, permanent death.
15th Jul '16 11:50:36 AM LlamaRamaDingDong
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** His line "would you like to think of me that way? Would that make it easier?" could also be read as "would it be easier (to leave) if you had kept on thinking I'm heartless and do you want me to pretend?" Given Clara's change of heart, she takes it this way. He remembers the names of every person he couldn't save and recites them with emotion in his voice.
16th Jun '16 5:06:03 AM Silverblade2
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** A lot of the criticisms that Amy faces can be said the same for Rose, but RTD fans seem to overlook because Rose was their first companion.
15th May '16 11:14:07 AM JulietF2
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17th Apr '16 10:36:04 AM Berrenta
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** Which in turn results in disaster for the UK (and indeed, the entire Earth) for years to come, as first the Master and then the Children of Earth government succeed her, instead of Britain's Golden Age occurring. Apparently by Eleven's time, ItGotBetter.

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** Which in turn results in disaster for the UK (and indeed, the entire Earth) for years to come, as first the Master and then the Children of Earth government succeed her, instead of Britain's Golden Age occurring. Apparently by Eleven's time, ItGotBetter.it got better.
28th Mar '16 12:32:22 PM Sapphirea2
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*** With regards to [[spoiler: Rassilon and the High Council]], who imprison him in a horrific torture chamber in "Heaven Sent" and are the season's FinalBoss, is the bitter Doctor's subsequent choice to [[spoiler: bloodlessly overthrow and exile them to wherever they can find a home]] in "Hell Bent" as cruel and cowardly as his detractors suggest it is -- driven by a need to protect himself from further wrath, especially when his intent to [[spoiler: save Clara and flee Gallifrey]] (which they certainly would have tried to stop him from achieving) is revealed? Or is it far more merciful than they deserve given that they not only [[spoiler: paved the way for Clara's death and let Gallifrey's greatest hero, now grieving, suffer for ''billions of years'']] but also [[spoiler: were the architects of the Last Great Time War which slaughtered untold innocents across space and time]]; is it possible he even did it to ''protect them from his wrath?'' Or, DrivenToMadness as he is by this point, is he too focused on his plan to consider these issues and the possible consequences of his choices?

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*** With regards to [[spoiler: Rassilon and the High Council]], who imprison him in a horrific torture chamber in "Heaven Sent" and are the season's FinalBoss, is the bitter bitter, DrivenToMadness Doctor's subsequent choice to [[spoiler: bloodlessly overthrow and exile them to wherever they can find a home]] in "Hell Bent" as cruel and cowardly as his detractors suggest it is -- driven by a need to protect himself from further wrath, especially when his intent plan to [[spoiler: save Clara and flee Gallifrey]] (which they certainly would have tried to stop him from achieving) is revealed? Or is it far more merciful than they deserve given that they not only [[spoiler: paved the way for Clara's death and let Gallifrey's greatest hero, now grieving, suffer for ''billions of years'']] but also [[spoiler: were the architects of the Last Great Time War which slaughtered untold innocents across space and time]]; is it possible he even did it to ''protect them from his wrath?'' Or, DrivenToMadness as he is by this point, is he too focused on his plan to consider these issues and the possible consequences of his choices?wrath?''
28th Mar '16 12:29:55 PM Sapphirea2
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** This Doctor is noticeably empathetic and/or compassionate to antagonists when he understands their plight -- just ask the Teller, the Skovox Blitzer, the Foretold, Missy, Davros, and Bonnie the Zygon. But the Series 9 endgame has exceptions that beg the question of his motivations.

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** This Doctor is noticeably empathetic and/or compassionate to antagonists when he understands their plight plight, though he won't go soft on them if there's no other choice in serving the greater good -- just ask consider how he treats the Teller, the Skovox Blitzer, the Foretold, Missy, Davros, and Bonnie the Zygon. But the Series 9 endgame has exceptions that beg the question of his motivations.



*** With regards to [[spoiler: Rassilon and the High Council]] trapping and torturing him in "Heaven Sent", is the Doctor's subsequent choice to [[spoiler: bloodlessly overthrow and exile them to wherever they can find a home]] in "Hell Bent" as cruel and cowardly as his detractors suggest it is, driven by a need to protect himself from further wrath? Or is it far more merciful than they deserve given that [[spoiler: not only did they let him suffer for ''billions of years'', but they were also the architects of the Last Great Time War that slaughtered untold innocents across space and time]]? Or, DrivenToMadness as he is by this point, is he just too concerned with [[spoiler: getting the means to save Clara and flee his homeworld]] to consider these issues and the possible consequences of his choice?

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*** With regards to [[spoiler: Rassilon and the High Council]] trapping and torturing Council]], who imprison him in a horrific torture chamber in "Heaven Sent", Sent" and are the season's FinalBoss, is the bitter Doctor's subsequent choice to [[spoiler: bloodlessly overthrow and exile them to wherever they can find a home]] in "Hell Bent" as cruel and cowardly as his detractors suggest it is, is -- driven by a need to protect himself from further wrath? wrath, especially when his intent to [[spoiler: save Clara and flee Gallifrey]] (which they certainly would have tried to stop him from achieving) is revealed? Or is it far more merciful than they deserve given that they not only [[spoiler: not only did they paved the way for Clara's death and let him Gallifrey's greatest hero, now grieving, suffer for ''billions of years'', years'']] but they also [[spoiler: were also the architects of the Last Great Time War that which slaughtered untold innocents across space and time]]? time]]; is it possible he even did it to ''protect them from his wrath?'' Or, DrivenToMadness as he is by this point, is he just too concerned with [[spoiler: getting the means to save Clara and flee focused on his homeworld]] plan to consider these issues and the possible consequences of his choice?choices?
28th Mar '16 12:08:38 PM Sapphirea2
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*** With regards to [[spoiler: Rassilon and the High Council]] trapping and torturing him in "Heaven Sent", is the Doctor's subsequent choice to [[spoiler: bloodlessly overthrow and exile them to wherever they can find a home]] in "Hell Bent" as cruel and cowardly as his detractors suggest it is, driven by a need to protect himself and an unwillingness to admit that his torment was partially a SelfInflictedHell? Or is it far more merciful than they deserve given that [[spoiler: they were also the architects of the Last Great Time War that slaughtered untold innocents across space and time]]? Or, DrivenToMadness as he was by this point, was he just too concerned with [[spoiler: getting the means to save Clara and fleeing his homeworld]] to consider these issues and the possible consequences of his choice?

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*** With regards to [[spoiler: Rassilon and the High Council]] trapping and torturing him in "Heaven Sent", is the Doctor's subsequent choice to [[spoiler: bloodlessly overthrow and exile them to wherever they can find a home]] in "Hell Bent" as cruel and cowardly as his detractors suggest it is, driven by a need to protect himself and an unwillingness to admit that his torment was partially a SelfInflictedHell? from further wrath? Or is it far more merciful than they deserve given that [[spoiler: not only did they let him suffer for ''billions of years'', but they were also the architects of the Last Great Time War that slaughtered untold innocents across space and time]]? Or, DrivenToMadness as he was is by this point, was is he just too concerned with [[spoiler: getting the means to save Clara and fleeing flee his homeworld]] to consider these issues and the possible consequences of his choice?
28th Mar '16 12:00:54 PM Sapphirea2
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** This Doctor is noticeably empathetic and/or compassionate to antagonists when he understands their plight -- just ask the Teller, the Skovox Blitzer, the Foretold, Missy, Davros, and Bonnie the Zygon. But the Series 9 endgame has exceptions that beg the question of his motivations.
*** With regards to Ashildr [[spoiler: betraying him and inadvertently paving the way for Clara's death]] in "Face the Raven", that's apparently a case of ThisIsUnforgivable and he never forgives her onscreen, although he does [[spoiler: allow her to follow him into the second TARDIS instead of leaving her to die at the end of time]]. Is he simply too consumed by soul-crushing anguish to realize that she was merely TrappedInVillainy in trying to protect the refugees, or were her acts truly despicable on a personal level after all he'd done for her '''and''' his willingness to not give up on her potential for good in "The Woman Who Lived"? The Doctor gives second chances, but rarely '''thirds'''.
*** With regards to [[spoiler: Rassilon and the High Council]] trapping and torturing him in "Heaven Sent", is the Doctor's subsequent choice to [[spoiler: bloodlessly overthrow and exile them to wherever they can find a home]] in "Hell Bent" as cruel and cowardly as his detractors suggest it is, driven by a need to protect himself and an unwillingness to admit that his torment was partially a SelfInflictedHell? Or is it far more merciful than they deserve given that [[spoiler: they were also the architects of the Last Great Time War that slaughtered untold innocents across space and time]]? Or, DrivenToMadness as he was by this point, was he just too concerned with [[spoiler: getting the means to save Clara and fleeing his homeworld]] to consider these issues and the possible consequences of his choice?



* Ashildr (or "Me"): A classic case of ImmortalityImmorality? An UngratefulBitch who used the opportunities she had been given to selfish ends? An AntiVillain who demonstrates that The Doctor's benevolence has unforeseen consequences? TheSociopath? A JerkassWoobie who went more than a little cracked in the head from having an immortal life and a human memory? Someone who is trying to do the right thing, and just ends up blowing it instead? And does she [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn her happy ending]] in [[spoiler: becoming Clara's companion]], or is she a KarmaHoudini who gets away with [[spoiler: betraying the Doctor and inadvertently paving the way for Clara's death]]?

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* Ashildr (or "Me"): A classic case of ImmortalityImmorality? An UngratefulBitch who used the opportunities she had been given to selfish ends? An AntiVillain who demonstrates that The Doctor's benevolence has unforeseen consequences? TheSociopath? A JerkassWoobie who went more than a little cracked in the head from having an immortal life and a human memory? Someone who is trying to do the right thing, and just ends up blowing it instead? And does she [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn her happy ending]] in of [[spoiler: becoming Clara's companion]], or is she a KarmaHoudini who gets away with [[spoiler: betraying the Doctor and inadvertently paving the way for Clara's death]]?
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