History Characters / DoctorWhoDoctors

16th Mar '17 4:22:08 PM nighttrainfm
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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Post-Time War, the Doctor's children and grandchildren are all presumed dead. While Clara offhandedly calls them "missing" after the war's outcome is retconned, no mention is made of them when the Doctor returns to Gallifrey in "Hell Bent". Understandably, it's not a subject he likes to dwell on.
-->'''Amy:''' Doctor, do you have children?\\
'''Doctor:''' No.\\
'''Amy:''' Have you ever ''had'' children?\\
'''Doctor:''' ''(changes the subject)''
12th Feb '17 4:37:38 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RummageSaleReject: Even the ones in ''suits'' succumb to this.

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* RummageSaleReject: Even Various incarnations take this approach to their outfits. The later versions tend towards less outlandish but nonetheless distinctive looks.
** The Second Doctor had a many-pocketed, unkempt coat to go with his 'space hobo' look.
** The Third Doctor wore velvet smoking jackets and frilly shirts that Creator/JonPertwee had worn precisely because they looked silly. He also wore a ''cape'' most of
the ones time. And his hair, fluffed out with rollers because the actress playing his companion teased him about his bald spot, slowly increased in ''suits'' succumb size as his tenure went on. He also had a tattoo (in the 1970s, before it was cool).
** The Fourth Doctor's first season outfit is a horrible shabby mess - an ugly shirt, a corduroy jacket with patches on the elbows, a tacky brown and yellow argyle cardigan, a crumpled up scarf used as a tie, scuffed shoes and baggy trousers - the aim being
to this.reflect how young he was compared to the previous Doctors, foregoing 'mad professor' in favour of 'starving student'. And there's that scarf; a [[ThrowItIn happy accident]] (they bought too much wool for the old lady who knitted it expecting her to only use what she needed to make a normal scarf, but instead she thought she was supposed to use it all up). As the Doctor's character developed it was decided he should begin to look [[ByronicHero bohemian and byronic]] - he grows his sideburns out longer, ditches the jacket for frock coats, swaps the cardigan for waistcoats, the scuffed shoes for boots with tall heels, and the tacky shirt for a plain ivory shirt with voluminous Victorian-style sleeves, themes he sticks to for the whole of the rest of his tenure. Having established a beautiful and romantic taste in fashion, he then goes on to bury it under huge hair, a big floppy hat and several layers of hideous and ill-matching scarf significantly longer than he is tall, with awesomely disastrous visual results. Certain stories exploit this by having him remove all the mismatched parts of his outfit [[SheCleansUpNicely in order to give him a few moments of looking actually good]], usually when he's supposed to be dashing and romantic, or DarkerAndEdgier ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear The Hand of Fear]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]", some scenes in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E3ImageOfTheFendahl Image of the Fendahl]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]" and the punting scene in "Shada" come to mind). He tends to stick to browns with the occasional dash of dark red or purple - WordOfGod says the colour palette was inspired by the tendency to describe Creator/TomBaker's [[BadassBaritone distinctive voice]] as "[[TastesLikePurple dark brown]]". Early on he also has a habit of doing his buttons up wrong - he buttons up his cardigan so one side is longer than the other, buttons up his frock coat so the double-breast doesn't cross right, and (in "The Masque of Mandragora") does up his waistcoat all the way to the bottom, creating a weird bulge.
** The Fifth Doctor's red-trimmed cricket outfit and decorative vegetable. Not many men can pull off a decorative vegetable.
** The Sixth Doctor's ridiculous clown suit (to match his ego-inflated personality). At a who-con in Tampa, Creator/ColinBaker told the audience that he had chosen his garish coat specifically because ''he'' didn't have to look at it.
** The Seventh Doctor's question-mark sweater (with question mark-handled umbrella) which ''might'' just have gone too far.
** Subverted by the Eighth Doctor, who stole his outfit from the locker of someone who was going to a costume party. After rummaging through and apparently giving a certain amount of consideration to some really costume-y things, he settled on a rather peculiar but elegant Edwardian suit.
** The Ninth Doctor averts this: his dark pants, dark-colored v-neck t-shirt, and a black leather coat coordinate nicely -- though the coat may not be the best thing to be wearing in WWII England, as Captain Jack notes.
** The Tenth Doctor wears a brown pinstripe or blue suit (it varies) with an open collar shirt, a tie and... Converse trainers (in three varying colors). Not to mention the [[BadassLongcoat duster]]. Believe it or not, the whole thing works.
*** The trainers-with-suit looked odder when Ten's stint started than it does now, since while it hasn't exactly become a trend, it definitely has its imitators.
** The Eleventh Doctor got most of his outfit from what was lying around in a hospital while he was fighting two StarfishAliens. The old professor outfit with a bowtie is actually one of the more "normal" ones.
*** For one brief, shining moment in the season finale, Eleven's outfit consisted of tight pants, button-down shirt, tweed jacket, suspenders, [[BowtiesAreCool bowtie]], and ''[[NiceHat a fez]]''. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} While holding a mop]], [[CrazyAwesome for no particular reason]].
*** And at the start of the next season, he has a stetson. However, River Song doesn't like him in hats and has an... ''unambiguous'' way of demonstrating this.
*** There's also his long-johns which he wore for the majority of "The Crimson Horror". ItMakesSenseInContext but especially on Matt Smith's lanky frame, the effect is more than a little silly.
7th Feb '17 8:18:47 AM Euodiachloris
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%%* IndyPloy:

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%%* IndyPloy:* IndyPloy: Has been winging it since he got stolen by a TARDIS. He's generally rather good at it, to the point his plots can resemble multi-step plans, rather than the "pick stuff up, press stuff and/or prod it, and run with (or away from) what happens" they most probably are.


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* LiesToChildren: When expounding on things beyond his Companions' ken (particularly anything to do with Time Lord tech), he'll resort to simplified analogies. Some of which work better than others; many of which get weirder than others, depending on which Doctor is explaining things. Eleven and Twelve get bonus points for regularly finding actual kids to analogy at.
20th Jan '17 10:42:22 PM DoctorNemesis
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* CatchPhrase: "Of COURSE!"; "I'll explain...later." and of course, "Run!" (Individual Doctors also have their own.)

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* CatchPhrase: "Of COURSE!"; "I'll explain...later." and of course, "Run!" (Individual Doctors also have their own.)) He also tends to introduce himself with some variation of "Hello, I'm the Doctor!"
20th Jan '17 2:32:52 PM Squeakythemaster
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* HeroesPreferSwords: While the Doctor isn't an action hero, he's not adverse to a swordfight, as shown in his third, fifth and tenth incarnations. The 12th Doctor once dueled Robin Hood, though it was with a spoon, rather than a sword.
11th Jan '17 11:50:09 AM Tommoraptor
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* LargeHam: Comes with the WorldOfHam the series is set in. All Doctors are hammy in their own way - the most notable example being the Tenth Doctor. Then again, it is David Tennant...

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* LargeHam: Comes with the WorldOfHam the series is set in. All Doctors are hammy in their own way - the most notable example being the Tenth Doctor. Then again, it is David Tennant... way.


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* LargeHam: The Tenth Doctor devours any scenery unfortunate enough to be in his path whenever he's on screen. Then again, it is David Tennant...
11th Jan '17 11:25:54 AM Tommoraptor
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* LargeHam: Comes with the WorldOfHam the series is set in. All Doctors are hammy in their own way, some considerably more than others.

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* LargeHam: Comes with the WorldOfHam the series is set in. All Doctors are hammy in their own way, some considerably more than others.way - the most notable example being the Tenth Doctor. Then again, it is David Tennant...
30th Dec '16 7:51:02 PM FordPrefect
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** Even the War Doctor engaged in this. His overall personality was grim and applied, but he was nearing the shift toward the adorkable phase. He seemed interested in the fez that fell through the time window, and had a doting grandpa moment when he confused his future selves as companions. Better yet, he made snappy jokes at his captors. He also grinned like a delighted child when he sonicked the memory controls in the Black Archive because it was probably the first time in that life he got to act like his old self again and make peace instead of war. Overall, War was a very humorous and well-meaning chap. But the icing on the cake was when War started cheering with unadulterated delight when he learned that saving Gallifrey was still possible. And after saving Gallifrey, the last problem he ran into was [[DudeWheresOurCar which TARDIS was his among the other Doctors' police boxes.]]

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** Even the War Doctor engaged in this. His overall personality was grim and applied, but he was nearing the shift toward the adorkable phase. He seemed interested in the fez that fell through the time window, and had a doting grandpa moment when he confused mistook his future selves as for companions. Better yet, he made snappy jokes at his captors. He also grinned like a delighted child when he sonicked the memory controls in the Black Archive because it was probably the first time in that life he got to act like his old self again and make peace instead of war. Overall, War was a very humorous and well-meaning chap. But the icing on the cake was when War started cheering with unadulterated delight when he learned that saving Gallifrey was still possible. And after saving Gallifrey, the last problem he ran into was [[DudeWheresOurCar which TARDIS was his among the other Doctors' police boxes.]]
30th Dec '16 7:39:55 PM FordPrefect
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* DudeWheresMyReward: A trait from Ten onwards. Since he's saved the Universe so many times the least the Universe can do is ensure that his companions aren't taken from him in the most heart-wrenching way possible. Many characters point out that's not how it works.

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* DudeWheresMyReward: A trait from Ten onwards. Since he's saved the Universe so many times times, the least the Universe can do is ensure that his companions aren't taken from him in the most heart-wrenching way possible. Many characters point out that's not how it works.
29th Dec '16 9:41:09 AM Allronix
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: A possible explanation for his fondness for Earth and humans. They've been much more welcoming to him than his home world has. In-story, he's likely to remember and repay any kindness shown him, provides that person doesn't cross the line with him afterward.
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