History Characters / DoctorWhoClassicSeriesCompanions

14th May '17 3:03:57 AM SorPepita
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* ConstantlyCurious

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* ConstantlyCuriousConstantlyCurious: She is full of questions.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Susan had originally been intended as a CreepyGood ActionGirl with PsychicPowers but was {{ReTooled}} into a "normal girl" after the unaired pilot. The result of this is that her character fluctuates wildly between scripts: in "An Unearthly Child" she is a nice girl who wishes she was normal but shows a little NightmareFetishist behaviour ("I like walking through the dark. It's mysterious.") and physically attacks a massive, armed caveman to save her friends; in "The Daleks" she is a KiddieKid who displays exaggerated fear about walking through the dark and the few times she's allowed to speak it's to make stupid suggestions ("First we all lie down and pretend to be dead..."); in "The Edge of Destruction" she drifts around in a long dress, babbles about creatures inside her and threatens to shred Ian with a pair of surgical scissors; in "Marco Polo" she is a TotallyRadical sixties teen who thinks everything is "gear"; in "The Keys of Marinus" she is a DistressedDamsel; in "The Aztecs" she has nothing to do; in "The Sensorites" she has a fight with her grandfather and saves the day with her telepathic powers; and then in "The Reign of Terror" she refuses to attempt to escape from a prison when she and Barbara are due to be guillotined because she's scared of the rats and then develops a fever for plot convenience.
* DistressedDamsel: Her young age likely didn't help her avoid being in situations like this.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Susan had originally been intended as a CreepyGood ActionGirl with PsychicPowers but was {{ReTooled}} [[{{Retool}} Retooled]] into a "normal girl" after the unaired pilot. The result of this is that her character fluctuates wildly between scripts: in "An Unearthly Child" she is a nice girl who wishes she was normal but shows a little NightmareFetishist behaviour ("I like walking through the dark. It's mysterious.") and physically attacks a massive, armed caveman to save her friends; in "The Daleks" she is a KiddieKid who displays exaggerated fear about walking through the dark and the few times she's allowed to speak it's to make stupid suggestions ("First we all lie down and pretend to be dead..."); in "The Edge of Destruction" she drifts around in a long dress, babbles about creatures inside her and threatens to shred Ian with a pair of surgical scissors; in "Marco Polo" she is a TotallyRadical sixties teen who thinks everything is "gear"; in "The Keys of Marinus" she is a DistressedDamsel; in "The Aztecs" she has nothing to do; in "The Sensorites" she has a fight with her grandfather and saves the day with her telepathic powers; and then in "The Reign of Terror" she refuses to attempt to escape from a prison when she and Barbara are due to be guillotined because she's scared of the rats rats, and then develops a fever for plot convenience.
* DistressedDamsel: Her young age likely didn't help her to avoid being in situations like this.



** She has a human name; although later established to be an alias, her real name being Arkytoir.

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** She has a human name; name, although later established to be an alias, alias; her real name being Arkytoir.



** She's the only confirmed blood relation of the Doctor's to have appeared, except from [[OppositeSexClone Jenny]], with the Doctor's {{Mysterious Past}} meaning that not much more is known about the family tree.

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** She's the only confirmed blood relation of the Doctor's to have appeared, except from [[OppositeSexClone Jenny]], with the Doctor's {{Mysterious Past}} MysteriousPast meaning that not much more is known about the family tree.



* GallowsHumour: Has moments of this, such as laughing at a dalek.
* HumanAliens: From the same race as the Doctor, which initially the audience knew nothing about, even their name.

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* GallowsHumour: Has moments of this, such as laughing at a dalek.
Dalek.
* HumanAliens: From the same race as the Doctor, which initially the audience knew nothing about, not even their name.



* KidAppealCharacter

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* KidAppealCharacterKidAppealCharacter: Basically this.



* RiddleForTheAges: Susan's real (Gallifreyan) name. According to the short story, ''Roses'', it is Arkytior, High Gallifreyan for "Rose". One wonders if the reason the revival series Doctor picked his first companion was based on this.

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* RiddleForTheAges: Susan's real (Gallifreyan) name. According to the short story, story ''Roses'', it is Arkytior, High Gallifreyan for "Rose". One wonders if the reason the revival series Doctor picked his first companion was based on this.
30th Apr '17 6:37:59 PM shawn_allen
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** The trait seems to be passed down to her children and grandchildren as well. Her grandson, Santiago, introduced in "Death of the Doctor," was born in Chile (hence his name) because that was where his parents happened to be at the time.
28th Apr '17 7:52:38 AM Race76
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* ShipTease: With the doctor, which is even more prominent in the ExpandedUniverse. She even admits she fancies Five.
25th Apr '17 12:08:46 PM Imjustme
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* YoungerThanTheyLook. Later becomes complicated example of this trope, as after 30 years on Earth she has ''disguised'' herself to look like how she ''should'' at that age, were she a human, with her really still looking like a teenager. It's only therefore by Time Lord standards that this disguised appearance counts, as in actuality it would take centuries at least for her to genuinely appear that age.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook. Later becomes a complicated example of this trope, as after 30 years on Earth she has ''disguised'' herself to look like how she ''should'' at that age, were she a human, with her really still looking like a teenager. It's only therefore by Time Lord standards that this disguised appearance counts, as in actuality it would take centuries at least for her to genuinely appear that age.
25th Apr '17 12:05:05 PM Imjustme
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** She's the only blood relation of the Doctor's to gave appeared, except from [[OppositeSexClone Jenny]], with the Doctor's {{Mysterious Past}} meaning that not much more is known about the family tree.

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** She's the only confirmed blood relation of the Doctor's to gave have appeared, except from [[OppositeSexClone Jenny]], with the Doctor's {{Mysterious Past}} meaning that not much more is known about the family tree.
25th Apr '17 11:57:19 AM Imjustme
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The Doctor's granddaughter. When the series began, she attended Coal Hill School in London as a student for a few months in 1963, posing as a human with a fake human name. She's ConstantlyCurious and extremely sweet. Returns much later, as an adult, to help out the first five incarnations of her grandfather all at the same time.

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The Doctor's granddaughter. When the series began, she attended Coal Hill School in London as a student for a few months in 1963, posing as a human with a fake human name. She's ConstantlyCurious and extremely sweet. Returns much later, as with at least the appearance of an adult, to help out the first five incarnations of her grandfather all at the same time.
25th Apr '17 11:56:32 AM Imjustme
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* GallowsHumour: Has moments of this, such as laughing at a dalek.


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* MemeticMutation: When established to like memes in an audio, her meme love itself became somewhat of a minor version of this on the internet.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: While the Doctor believing himself to be the LastOfHisKind suggests he may have believed her to have been on Gallifry and involved, exactly what she was up to during in the Time War is currently unknown.
25th Apr '17 11:49:20 AM Imjustme
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* AlienAmongUs: Is one, who was trying to pass herself off as a regular human student when attending Coal Hill School.



* ConstantlyCurious



* CloudCuckooLander: Her odder moments of behaviour, or when her behaviour changes, could be explained as this.

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* CloudCuckooLander: Her odder moments of behaviour, or when her behaviour changes, changes (as noted bellow), could be explained as this.



* MysteriousPast: It's unknown why she and the Doctor left Gallifrey.



* Screaming Woman: Justified in the case of Susan; she's incredibly sheltered and repeatedly shown to be nervous and easily intimidated, and has been raised by the Doctor to view the outside world as an inherent threat. And, of course, she's also a child; younger by Gallifreyan standards than human ones, and even a shy human teenager could be forgiven for screaming while being kidnapped by cavemen. As it is, when older she [[TookALevelInBadass is a lot more capable of fending for herself.]]

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* Screaming Woman: ScreamingWoman: Justified in the case of Susan; she's incredibly sheltered and repeatedly shown to be nervous and easily intimidated, and has been raised by the Doctor to view the outside world as an inherent threat. And, of course, she's also a child; younger by Gallifreyan standards than human ones, and even a shy human teenager could be forgiven for screaming while being kidnapped by cavemen. As it is, when older she [[TookALevelInBadass is a lot more capable of fending for herself.]]



* ShelteredAristocrat: As a very sheltered member of the Time Lords, the aristocrats of the universe.



* YoungerThanTheyLook. A complicated example of this trope, as after 30 years on Earth she has ''disguised'' herself to look like how she ''should'' at that age, were she a human, with her really still looking like a teenager. It's only therefore by Time Lord standards that this disguised appearance counts, as in actuality it would take centuries at least for her to genuinely appear that age.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook. A Later becomes complicated example of this trope, as after 30 years on Earth she has ''disguised'' herself to look like how she ''should'' at that age, were she a human, with her really still looking like a teenager. It's only therefore by Time Lord standards that this disguised appearance counts, as in actuality it would take centuries at least for her to genuinely appear that age.
25th Apr '17 11:41:45 AM Imjustme
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* TheCameo: She's ''very'' briefly seen, from the back, in a flashback in "The Name of the Doctor".

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* TheCameo: She's ''very'' briefly seen, from the back, in a flashback in "The Name of the Doctor". Her photo also appears on the Doctor's desk in ''The Pilot''.



* CloudCukooLander: Her odder moments of behaviour, or when her behaviour changes, could be explained as this.

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* CloudCukooLander: CloudCuckooLander: Her odder moments of behaviour, or when her behaviour changes, could be explained as this.



* TeenGenius: Being from the highly advanced civilisation of Gallifrey, this is a given, to the extent whee she has to hold back when pretending to be a human student on Earth. Her astounding knowledge is the main reason Ian and Barbara become curious about her in the first place.

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* TeenGenius: Being from the highly advanced civilisation of Gallifrey, this is a given, to the extent whee where she has to hold back when pretending to be a human student on Earth. Her astounding knowledge is the main reason Ian and Barbara become curious about her in the first place.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook. A complicated example of this trope, as after 30 years on Earth she has ''disguised'' herself to look like how she ''should'' at that age, were she a human, with her really still looking like a teenager. It's only therefore by Time Lord standards that this disguised appearance counts, as in actuality it would take centuries at least for her to genuinely appear that age.
25th Apr '17 11:32:59 AM Imjustme
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* DependingOnTheWriter: Susan had originally been intended as a CreepyGood ActionGirl with PsychicPowers but was {{ReTooled}} into a "normal girl" after the unaired pilot. The result of this is that her character fluctuates wildly between scripts: in "An Unearthly Child" she is a nice girl who wishes she was normal but shows a little NightmareFetishist behaviour ("I like walking through the dark. It's mysterious.") and physically attacks a massive, armed caveman to save her friends; in "The Daleks" she is a KiddieKid who displays exaggerated fear about walking through the dark and the few times she's allowed to speak it's to make stupid suggestions ("First we all lie down and pretend to be dead..."); in "The Edge of Destruction" she drifts around in a long dress, babbles about creatures inside her and threatens to shred Ian with a pair of surgical scissors; in "Marco Polo" she is a TotallyRadical sixties teen who thinks everything is "gear"; in "The Keys of Marinus" she is a DistressedDamsel; in "The Aztecs" she has nothing to do; in "The Sensorites" she has a fight with her grandfather and saves the day with her telepathic powers; and then in "The Reign of Terror" she refuses to attempt to escape from a prison when she and Barbara are due to be guillotined because she's scared of the rats and then develops a fever for plot convenience. It's such a horrible mess you can tell the writers were relieved to start again with a blank slate when she got replaced with SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Vicki.
* DistressedDamsel
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Susan as a character creates a lot of continuity problems in hindsight:
** She has a human name; it could be an alias, but the Doctor always calls her "Susan" even when the two of them are alone. Later Time Lords have outer space-y names like "Romana" or "Rassilon" or "Flavia".
** Susan claims she invented the acronym "TARDIS". Later, all Time Lords call the machines by that name.
** She's a blood relation of the Doctor's. Later, the Doctor's {{Mysterious Past}} became an important part of his character so any important people from his past (like Susan) wouldn't be depicted in the show in order to preserve the mystery.
** She departs the TARDIS to marry a human. Time Lords' incredibly long life spans had yet to be established by that point, so the tragedy of Susan outliving her love by several millennia isn't brought up.

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* CloudCukooLander: Her odder moments of behaviour, or when her behaviour changes, could be explained as this.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Susan had originally been intended as a CreepyGood ActionGirl with PsychicPowers but was {{ReTooled}} into a "normal girl" after the unaired pilot. The result of this is that her character fluctuates wildly between scripts: in "An Unearthly Child" she is a nice girl who wishes she was normal but shows a little NightmareFetishist behaviour ("I like walking through the dark. It's mysterious.") and physically attacks a massive, armed caveman to save her friends; in "The Daleks" she is a KiddieKid who displays exaggerated fear about walking through the dark and the few times she's allowed to speak it's to make stupid suggestions ("First we all lie down and pretend to be dead..."); in "The Edge of Destruction" she drifts around in a long dress, babbles about creatures inside her and threatens to shred Ian with a pair of surgical scissors; in "Marco Polo" she is a TotallyRadical sixties teen who thinks everything is "gear"; in "The Keys of Marinus" she is a DistressedDamsel; in "The Aztecs" she has nothing to do; in "The Sensorites" she has a fight with her grandfather and saves the day with her telepathic powers; and then in "The Reign of Terror" she refuses to attempt to escape from a prison when she and Barbara are due to be guillotined because she's scared of the rats and then develops a fever for plot convenience. It's such a horrible mess you can tell the writers were relieved to start again with a blank slate when she got replaced with SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Vicki.\n
* DistressedDamsel
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Susan as a character creates a lot of continuity problems
DistressedDamsel: Her young age likely didn't help her avoid being in hindsight:
situations like this.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** She has a human name; it could although later established to be an alias, but the Doctor always calls her "Susan" even when the two of them are alone. Later Time Lords have outer space-y names like "Romana" or "Rassilon" or "Flavia".
real name being Arkytoir.
** Susan claims she invented the acronym "TARDIS". Later, all Time Lords call the machines by that name.
name, although it's possible she created only the English version.
** She's a the only blood relation of the Doctor's. Later, Doctor's to gave appeared, except from [[OppositeSexClone Jenny]], with the Doctor's {{Mysterious Past}} became an important part of his character so any important people from his past (like Susan) wouldn't be depicted in meaning that not much more is known about the show in order to preserve the mystery.
family tree.
** She departs the TARDIS to marry a human. Time Lords' incredibly long life spans had yet to be established by that point, so the tragedy inevitability of Susan outliving her teenage love by several millennia isn't brought up.



* TheIngenue
* ItRunsInTheFamily

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* TheIngenue
TheIngenue: Much more optimistic and trustworthy than her grandfather, especially when they first arrive on Earth.
* ItRunsInTheFamilyItRunsInTheFamily: It's very clear that she's her grandfather's granddaughter.



* NiceGirl: Creates a stark contrast to her much more ill-tempered grandfather, especially in his earliest stories.

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* NiceGirl: Creates a stark contrast to her much more ill-tempered grandfather, especially in his earliest stories. She warms up to Earth and humans much faster than him.
* NightmareFetishist: When she isn't scared enough to feel in danger, she certainly is this, with her voicing a love of the dark and her excitement at fighting a caveman and the prospect of using burning skulls to chase more off.



* PsychicPowers: She's very gifted in telepathy, ''much'' more so than her grandfather.

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* PsychicPowers: She's very gifted in telepathy, ''much'' more so than the average Time Lord, including her grandfather. grandfather.



* ScreamingWoman: The original screamer. This was why the actress left the show after only one season -- she got tired of this role. Thankfully, her older portrayal of the character [[TookALevelInBadass is a lot more capable of fending for herself.]]

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* ScreamingWoman: The original screamer. This was why Screaming Woman: Justified in the actress left case of Susan; she's incredibly sheltered and repeatedly shown to be nervous and easily intimidated, and has been raised by the show after only one season -- she got tired Doctor to view the outside world as an inherent threat. And, of this role. Thankfully, her course, she's also a child; younger by Gallifreyan standards than human ones, and even a shy human teenager could be forgiven for screaming while being kidnapped by cavemen. As it is, when older portrayal of the character she [[TookALevelInBadass is a lot more capable of fending for herself.]]]]
**It could be argued that applying this trope to Susan is unfair; she screams quite often, but is also shown to be remarkably intelligent, perceptive, and generally a very useful person to have around. She just gets excited from time to time.



* TeenGenius: Being from the highly advanced civilisation of Gallifrey, this is a given. Her astounding knowledge is the main reason Ian and Barbara become curious about her in the first place.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Her older-self definitely did, becoming much more competent and even a member of the fledgling 22nd century human government.
* TeenGenius: Being from the highly advanced civilisation of Gallifrey, this is a given.given, to the extent whee she has to hold back when pretending to be a human student on Earth. Her astounding knowledge is the main reason Ian and Barbara become curious about her in the first place.
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