History Characters / DoctorWhoDoctors

9th Aug '16 9:44:01 AM JackG
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9th Aug '16 9:30:24 AM JackG
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** Neil Gaiman toyed with providing an origin for the Doctor in 'The Doctor's Wife'. Moffat turned down the idea, explaining the Time Lord does what he does "for reasons too vast and terrible to relate."



* WalkingTheEarth: Neil Gaiman toyed with providing an origin for the Doctor in 'The Doctor's Wife'. Moffat turned down the idea, explaining the Time Lord does what he does "for reasons too vast and terrible to relate."

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* WalkingTheEarth: Neil Gaiman toyed with providing an origin for the Doctor in 'The Doctor's Wife'. Moffat turned down the idea, explaining the Time Lord does what he does "for reasons too vast and terrible to relate."Suffers from permanent wanderlust.
9th Aug '16 9:26:47 AM JackG
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* BigDamnHeroes: All thirteen of them work together to save the day in "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]".

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
** Lampshaded by Clara in "Deep Breath". The Doctor is suffering from his usual post-regeneration quirkiness and has apparently abandoned her. Clara predicts that if he really is the Doctor, he will turn up JustInTime to save her. And of course he does.
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All thirteen of them work together to save the day in "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]".
15th Jul '16 3:34:44 PM Nightsky
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** The idea was carried over from the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'', in which the Eighth Doctor is blatantly bisexual and spends a lot of time kissing his companions regardless of their gender. ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'', which was supposed to be an official continuation of the classic series, had [[Creator/RichardEGrant a different Ninth Doctor]] and [[Creator/DerekJacobi the Master]] as a couple (though it's subtle enough that PaulCornell needed to confirm it via WordOfGay). Although Eccleston's Ninth Doctor essentially overrides Grant's, the road was paved for massive amounts of HoYay between the Tenth Doctor and John Simm's Master. (It should be noted that Cornell also intended as unspoken back-story for the Shalka Doctor that he recently lost a wife back on Gallifrey, hence his sour disposition and reluctance to engage emotionally with the android Master or the new companion until right when the serial was about over, so it was easy to miss the nuances.)

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** The idea was carried over from the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'', in which the Eighth Doctor is blatantly bisexual and spends a lot of time kissing his companions regardless of their gender. ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'', which was supposed to be an official continuation of the classic series, had [[Creator/RichardEGrant a different Ninth Doctor]] and [[Creator/DerekJacobi the Master]] as a couple (though it's subtle enough that PaulCornell Creator/PaulCornell needed to confirm it via WordOfGay). Although Eccleston's Ninth Doctor essentially overrides Grant's, the road was paved for massive amounts of HoYay between the Tenth Doctor and John Simm's Master. (It should be noted that Cornell also intended as unspoken back-story for the Shalka Doctor that he recently lost a wife back on Gallifrey, hence his sour disposition and reluctance to engage emotionally with the android Master or the new companion until right when the serial was about over, so it was easy to miss the nuances.)
3rd Jul '16 1:28:42 PM narm00
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26th Jun '16 2:49:13 PM goldenroad
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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With the TARDIS. [[spoiler: Because they totally are.]] And with other regenerations of himself: very few of them actually get along, and Two and Three in particular spend every moment bickering.

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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With the TARDIS. [[spoiler: Because they totally are.]] are. And with other regenerations of himself: very few of them actually get along, and Two and Three in particular spend every moment bickering.



** Subverted in that example when it turns out that [[spoiler:he's actually the "nameless, terrible thing", soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. Ouch.]]

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** Subverted in that example when it turns out that [[spoiler:he's he's actually the "nameless, terrible thing", soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. Ouch.]]
15th Jun '16 9:14:45 AM kkhohoho
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* Really700YearsOld: A RunningGag from the First Doctor onward is that the Doctor is so old that he has trouble calculating his age- and the writers haven't the faintest clue, either.
** The War Doctor billed himself as 800 at the end of his life- either how old he thought he was in general or an approximation how long he fought the Time War and the age of his incarnation. His memory got screwed up after regenerating.
** The Ninth Doctor locks on to 900 exactly at some point following the LaserGuidedAmnesia his predecessor received at the end of his life, this Doctor's estimate coincidentally starting with 9 like his incarnation's billing. The 100 year differential possibly happened during the time between when he left Rose on Earth after she at first chose not to go with him, before coming back to tell her the TARDIS can travel through time.
** After regenerating again, the Tenth Doctor begins to count up his age from there, apparently 906 in the end. This would make sense if you went by his tenure (2005-2010; 6 years), but he apparently lived longer than six years because a comment he makes in the animated special "The Infinite Quest" reveals he spent about 3 more years living on Volag-Noc, which he apparently did not factor into his age.
** Once he regenerated again, Eleven lived for a year and gave his age as 907, adding on to what Ten believed he was. Then Eleven spent around 200 years running from the attempt on his life and stopped running at age 1103. Somehow, Eleven kept track of his age on Trenzalore even when growing senile- the siege lasted 900 years according to "[[AllThereInTheManual Tales of Trenzalore]]".
** Twelve stated he was over two thousand, logically adding on to the 1100 or so previously stated by Eleven.
*** The joke became a meta example when Peter Capaldi put down his age in-character as the Doctor as 2055, for a [[http://io9.com/peter-capaldi-wrote-the-doctor-a-report-card-and-it-isn-1588741329 charity sponsored event]]. He filled out a Gallifreyan-styled report card. It displays his real age at the time he was cast as the Doctor, with the Doctor's 2000 years estimate tacked on.
*** As of the end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]" it is now uncertain what the Doctor's age is, as the series has yet to confirm whether the ''4.5 billion'' years that episode encompasses actually counts towards his age.
** Of course, none of this takes into account that Seven already said he was 950 or so, Eight spent over 600 years stranded on Orbis, and Four already began getting a bit fuzzy about his real before any of that. The point is that the Doctor's had no clue just how old he really is for a ''long'', so the only thing he can do is be an old git who lies about his age.

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* Really700YearsOld: A RunningGag from the First Doctor onward is that the Doctor is so old that he has trouble calculating his age- and the writers haven't the faintest clue, either.
** The War Doctor billed himself as 800 at the end of his life- either how old he thought he was in general or an approximation how long he fought the Time War and the age of his incarnation. His memory got screwed up after regenerating.
** The Ninth Doctor locks on to 900 exactly at some point following the LaserGuidedAmnesia his predecessor received at the end of his life, this Doctor's estimate coincidentally starting with 9 like his incarnation's billing. The 100 year differential possibly happened during the time between when he left Rose on Earth after she at first chose not to go with him, before coming back to tell her the TARDIS can travel through time.
** After regenerating again, the Tenth Doctor begins to count up his age from there, apparently 906 in the end. This would make sense if you went by his tenure (2005-2010; 6 years), but he apparently lived longer than six years because a comment he makes in the animated special "The Infinite Quest" reveals he spent about 3 more years living on Volag-Noc, which he apparently did not factor into his age.
** Once he regenerated again, Eleven lived for a year and gave his age as 907, adding on to what Ten believed he was. Then Eleven spent around 200 years running from the attempt on his life and stopped running at age 1103. Somehow, Eleven kept track of his age on Trenzalore even when growing senile- the siege lasted 900 years according to "[[AllThereInTheManual Tales of Trenzalore]]".
** Twelve stated he was over two thousand, logically adding on to the 1100 or so previously stated by Eleven.
*** The joke became a meta example when Peter Capaldi put down his age in-character as the Doctor as 2055, for a [[http://io9.com/peter-capaldi-wrote-the-doctor-a-report-card-and-it-isn-1588741329 charity sponsored event]]. He filled out a Gallifreyan-styled report card. It displays his real age at the time he was cast as the Doctor, with the Doctor's 2000 years estimate tacked on.
*** As of the end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]" it is now uncertain what the Doctor's age is, as the series has yet to confirm whether the ''4.5 billion'' years that episode encompasses actually counts towards his age.
** Of course, none of this takes into account that Seven already said he was 950 or so, Eight spent over 600 years stranded on Orbis, and Four already began getting a bit fuzzy about his real before any of that. The point is that the Doctor's had no clue just how old he really is for a ''long'', so the only thing he can do is be an old git who lies about his age.
15th Jun '16 9:13:10 AM kkhohoho
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**Of course, none of this takes into account that Seven already said he was 950 or so, Eight spent over 600 years stranded on Orbis, and Four already began getting a bit fuzzy about his real before any of that. The point is that the Doctor's had no clue just how old he really is for a ''long'', so the only thing he can do is be an old git who lies about his age.
7th Jun '16 7:40:17 AM Doug86
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* LimitedWardrobe: The first four Doctors, as well as the Seventh, usually based their outfits around variations on a theme, though the Fifth and Sixth Doctors played the trope straight with completely unchanging apparel. The Eighth Doctor only had one adventure, so the wardrobe was limited to that story. (He eventually moved on to a more modern outfit in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho - for a [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne given value]] of modern, anyway.) The Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors return to the original method, with certain items (the leather jacket, trainers, tweed jacket with bowtie, and boots respectively) typically remaining in place.

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* LimitedWardrobe: The first four Doctors, as well as the Seventh, usually based their outfits around variations on a theme, though the Fifth and Sixth Doctors played the trope straight with completely unchanging apparel. The Eighth Doctor only had one adventure, so the wardrobe was limited to that story. (He eventually moved on to a more modern outfit in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho - for a [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI given value]] of modern, anyway.) The Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors return to the original method, with certain items (the leather jacket, trainers, tweed jacket with bowtie, and boots respectively) typically remaining in place.
8th Apr '16 12:43:43 PM Sapphirea2
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* BewareTheSuperman: The Doctor has long held himself to trying to avert this trope; part of the reason he has companions is because they keep him from going too far. But when tragedy leaves him alone for one reason or another, the revival Doctors can end up having significant breakdowns that result in actions that risk all space and time.
** The Tenth Doctor decides to change a fixed point in history by saving several members of Bowie Base One in "The Waters of Mars" when originally all hands were lost, having decided that -- since as far as he knows there are no more Time Lords -- he is now the "Time Lord Victorious" and a virtual god. Only the suicide of Captain Brooks is able to set history back on its proper, though now sadder, course and cause him to realize MyGodWhatHaveIDone Still, he doesn't accept this as a sign he's been around too long and needs to accept his "death" by regeneration until the denouement of his next and last story, "The End of Time".
** The Twelfth Doctor, in the wake of betrayal and capture by Ashildr and the Time Lords (people he had saved rather than let die/destroy), the death by SenselessSacrifice of his beloved companion Clara Oswald (who had become his DistaffCounterpart along with a LivingEmotionalCrutch), and subsequent lonely torture in his own confession dial under watch of the Time Lords is DrivenToMadness and endures a SelfInflictedHell for billions of years to escape said dial. He emerges as TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, willing to defy his people (it doesn't help that the powers-that-be show NoSympathy for his suffering), become a renegade runaway again, ''and'' risk the universe's existence on the TragicDream of saving Clara Oswald from the grave and giving her a "happy", '''safe''' life without memories of him -- an action that again defies a fixed point in time and which he usually tries to ''stop'' others from doing. Clara finally manages to induce a HeelRealization in him and beyond giving her up for good, ends up also losing his key physical and emotional memories of her, unable to recognize her or why he was willing to go so far to save her. As he succumbs to MindRape, he tells her that this is only right and proper because he broke his own rules, and amends his creed to "Never be cruel and never be cowardly, and if you ever are, always make amends."
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