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4th Dec '16 2:55:54 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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[[folder:Duggan]]
!!Duggan (Fourth Doctor)

-->Played by: Tom Chadbon (1979)

A fan-favourite guest character, Duggan is a detective who got caught up in the Doctor's dealings with Scaroth, the last of the Jagaroth.
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* CluelessDetective: He claims to get results, but he's all at sea when meet him here. To be fair, when he's faced with time-travelling aliens and six genuine Mona Lisas, he can legitimately claim to be out of his depth.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: His favourite way of dealing with anything. And the existence of life on Earth owes itself to his fists.
* WindowPain: Not just windows, though. If it's made of glass, Duggan will break it.

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4th Dec '16 2:32:24 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* AllForNothing: Toyed with. Technically speaking, her efforts to stop herself from being used actually ''fail''. It's only because of Clara Oswald that the Doctor chooses to TakeAThirdOption, at which point the Doctor puts together some of the clues that the Moment had been giving him. So it wasn't all for nothing but the fact that this was so is due to someone else's additional action.

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* AllForNothing: Toyed with. Technically speaking, her efforts to stop herself from being used actually ''fail''. It's only because of Clara Oswald that the Doctor chooses to TakeAThirdOption, at which point the Doctor puts together some of the clues that the Moment had been giving him. So it wasn't all for nothing but the fact that this was so is due to someone else's additional action. Then again, it's entirely thanks to the Moment that Clara was there in the first place.
2nd Dec '16 2:31:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* EvilWearsBlack: In "Face the Raven" she wears only black, including black tattoos from a contract with her supernatural executioner. While she is not ''evill'' in this episode she is definitely an antagonist and uses a sinister power.



* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Though she has many bad things to say about immortality, she ''never'' considers dying. In fact, after living up trillions of years, up until the end of the universe, she's ready for untold years of more adventures.

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* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Though she has many bad things to say about immortality, she ''never'' considers dying. In fact, after living up to trillions of years, up until the end of the universe, she's ready for untold years of more adventures.



* WomanInBlack: In "Face the Raven" she wears only black, including black tattoos from a contract with her supernatural executioner.
29th Nov '16 6:00:40 AM JustTroper
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* TricksterGirlfriend: For the Doctor; loves to tease him and keep secrets from him.
29th Nov '16 5:59:18 AM JustTroper
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* DelightingInRiddles: She often says "spoilers!" with unconcealed pleasure.
26th Nov '16 8:34:58 PM InterestingCarSalesman
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[[folder:Wilfred Mott]]
!!Wilfred Mott (Tenth Doctor)
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->''"Every night, Doctor, when it gets dark, and the stars come out, I'll look up on her behalf. I'll look up at the sky, and think of you."''

-->Debut: "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]"

-->Played by: Creator/BernardCribbins (200710)[[note]]A cameo in the 2007 Christmas Special, a RecurringCharacter in the 2008 season, finally PromotedToOpeningTitles as a companion in a 2-part story which aired on Christmas Day 2009 and New Year's Day 2010.[[/note]]

A newspaper salesman from 21st century Chiswick, London. Originally a one-off character in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], Wilfred was eventually revealed to also be Donna Noble's grandfather (a last-minute rewrite due to the actor hired to play Donna's father [[ActorExistenceFailure dying]]). This resulted in quite a few recurring roles throughout the fourth series, leading to fan-favorite status for the character and finally full-fledged companion status in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], the Tenth Doctor's final story.

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[[folder:Wilfred Mott]]
!!Wilfred Mott (Tenth Doctor)
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[[folder:River Song]]
!!Professor River Song (Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors)
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->''"Every night, Doctor, when it gets dark,
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->''"Spoilers!"''

-->Main incarnation played by: Creator/AlexKingston (2008, 20102013, 2015)\\
First incarnation as a baby played by: Harrison and Madison Mortimer (2011)\\
First incarnation as a child played by: Sydney Wade (2011)\\
Second incarnation ("Mels") as a child played by: Maya Glace-Green (2011)\\
Second incarnation ("Mels") as an adult played by: Nina Toussaint-White (2011)

A professor of archaeology who has an unusually close relationship with the Doctor. She
and the stars come out, I'll look up on her behalf. I'll look up at the sky, and think of you."''

-->Debut: "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]"

-->Played by: Creator/BernardCribbins (200710)[[note]]A cameo
Doctor never meet in the 2007 Christmas Special, a RecurringCharacter in the 2008 season, finally PromotedToOpeningTitles as a companion in a 2-part story which aired on Christmas Day 2009 and New Year's Day 2010.[[/note]]

A newspaper salesman from 21st century Chiswick, London. Originally a one-off character in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], Wilfred was eventually revealed to also be Donna Noble's grandfather (a last-minute rewrite due to the actor hired to play Donna's father [[ActorExistenceFailure dying]]). This resulted in quite a few recurring roles throughout the fourth series, leading to fan-favorite status for the character and finally full-fledged companion status in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]],
right order; the Tenth Doctor's final story.Doctor first met her in the Library in the 51st century, where it would be the last time for her (sort of -- it's complicated), and it only gets more confusing from there. They move ''roughly'' in opposite time directions, and depending on what end of the timeline they're on respectively, they each know secrets about each other that they're unable to talk about without creating paradoxes. As a result, she's a walking collection of "Spoilers!" and very much aware of it.



* ARealManIsAKiller: Defied - he refuses to be ashamed of never actually killing during his military service.
* AscendedExtra: Originally intended to be named "Stan" for [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]] and never show up again. This changed when Howard Attfield, the actor playing Donna's father, passed away and Wilf was written in as Donna's grandfather.
* BadassGrandpa: The entire population of London evacuates because they're afraid aliens will invade, and Wilf stays in his stall. Daleks are invading the Earth, and Wilf's first thought is how to disable them... ''with a paintball gun''. He even proves a crack shot with an asteroid laser.
* BadassNormal: Dalek. '''Paintball gun'''. It didn't ''work'', but that's still quite a few levels of badassness above the norm.
* CatchPhrase: [[ProperlyParanoid "It's them aliens again!"]]
* ChekhovsGun: Owns one, and convinces the Doctor to accept it as a gift.
* CoolOldGuy: Willing to do anything to save the world.
* LikeASonToMe: Despite being the Doctor's junior by more than 800 years.
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'd be proud.\\
'''Wilf:''' What?\\
'''The Doctor:''' If you ''were'' my dad.
* ManlyTears: His friendship with Ten is very emotional.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: For all his talk about the aliens, when the Adipose ship is hovering over London, horns blaring all the way, Wilfred is too busy looking through his telescope to notice.
* MoreExpendableThanYou: He tried to talk the Tenth Doctor out of his HeroicSacrifice because he knows that the Doctor is a hero on a grand scale and he himself is just an old human man. The Doctor's response is basically, 'No, you're not.'
* OlderSidekick: Obviously more than qualifies in the real world; he's more than twice David Tennant's age. In fact, Creator/BernardCribbins is the oldest actor to have played a companion on the show. In-universe, the Doctor is still ''much'' older.
* ParentalSubstitute: Is this to Donna. After her father died, and given her mother's aloofness, she always turns to "Gramps". In "The End of Time" he also takes on some of these traits with the Doctor.
* PromotedToOpeningTitles: For the Tenth Doctor's final story.
* ProperlyParanoid: Firmly believes in alien visitors to earth. Since he lives in the Whoniverse, ''boy'' is he right.
* ProphecyTwist: "He will knock four times." The Doctor was absolutely sure that it referred to the Master (and, admit it, so were you.) Instead, after the Master is defeated, Wilf politely knocks four times on the door of his glass cage, hoping the Doctor will let him out [[note]] It should also be mentioned he does the four-knock four times [[/note]] . Wilf previously trapped himself in the cage to save a random guy's life. The only way the Doctor can get him out is by killing himself.
* RetiredBadass: He served in Palestine when he was younger, though by his own admission never took a life while there.
* WeaponOfChoice: A paintball gun or his old service revolver. That works, too.
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[[folder:River Song]]
!!Professor River Song (Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors)
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->''"Spoilers!"''

-->Main incarnation played by: Creator/AlexKingston (2008, 20102013, 2015)\\
First incarnation as a baby played by: Harrison and Madison Mortimer (2011)\\
First incarnation as a child played by: Sydney Wade (2011)\\
Second incarnation ("Mels") as a child played by: Maya Glace-Green (2011)\\
Second incarnation ("Mels") as an adult played by: Nina Toussaint-White (2011)

A professor of archaeology who has an unusually close relationship with the Doctor. She and the Doctor never meet in the right order; the Tenth Doctor first met her in the Library in the 51st century, where it would be the last time for her (sort of -- it's complicated), and it only gets more confusing from there. They move ''roughly'' in opposite time directions, and depending on what end of the timeline they're on respectively, they each know secrets about each other that they're unable to talk about without creating paradoxes. As a result, she's a walking collection of "Spoilers!" and very much aware of it.
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25th Nov '16 9:41:23 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: One of ''Doctor Who'''s many examples of this trope.

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* SilkHidingSteel: Fits the trope perfectly.

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* ThoseTwoGirls: With Vastra.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Wears one beautifully.
* TheWatson: The ''original'' Watson who allegedly inspired Sir Conan Doyle's stories.

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%%%* WaistcoatOfStyle:
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Vastra.TheWatson: The ''original'' Watson who allegedly inspired Sir Conan Doyle's stories but does not actually fit the trope because she doesn't need her wife to explain things to her.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Wears one beautifully.
* TheWatson: The ''original'' Watson who allegedly inspired Sir Conan Doyle's stories.



* StoutStrength: Can throw a newspaper hard enough to knock someone over.

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* StoutStrength: Can throw a newspaper hard enough to knock someone over.over on a second floor.
25th Nov '16 9:20:26 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AllForNothing: Toyed with. Technically speaking, her efforts to stop herself from being used actually ''fail''. It's only because of Clara Oswald that the Doctor chooses to TakeAThirdOption, at which point the Doctor puts together some of the clues that the Moment had been giving him.

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* AllForNothing: Toyed with. Technically speaking, her efforts to stop herself from being used actually ''fail''. It's only because of Clara Oswald that the Doctor chooses to TakeAThirdOption, at which point the Doctor puts together some of the clues that the Moment had been giving him. So it wasn't all for nothing but the fact that this was so is due to someone else's additional action.



* CallForward / CallBack: Picked Rose's face to try and invoke a CallBack but got the past and future mixed up.
* TheChessmaster: Sets up a BatmanGambit across three of the Doctor's lives and hundreds of years of Earth history to give the Doctor a [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] for ending the Time War

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* CallForward / CallBack: CallForward: Picked Rose's face to try and invoke a CallBack but got the past and future mixed up.
* TheChessmaster: Sets up a BatmanGambit plan across three of the Doctor's lives and hundreds of years of Earth history to give the Doctor a [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] for ending the Time War



* EldritchAbomination / HumanoidAbomination: It's one of the more understated ones and yet probably the most powerful in the series. Never mind that it's a piece of mechanics complex enough to develop a consciousness, or that the Time Lord Council refers to it as ''The Galaxy Eater'', throughout its only appearance it repeatedly and calmly punches holes in the Time Lock around the Time War. As a reminder, this is the same barrier that's strong enough to (mostly) seamlessly contain the full might of the Daleks, Time Lords, and every other EldritchAbomination they brought with them.

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* EldritchAbomination / HumanoidAbomination: EldritchAbomination: It's one of the more understated ones and yet probably the most powerful in the series. Never mind that it's a piece of mechanics complex enough to develop a consciousness, or that the Time Lord Council refers to it as ''The Galaxy Eater'', throughout its only appearance it repeatedly and calmly punches holes in the Time Lock around the Time War. As a reminder, this is the same barrier that's strong enough to (mostly) seamlessly contain the full might of the Daleks, Time Lords, and every other EldritchAbomination they brought with them.



* FinalSolution: The Time Lords exhausted all of the forbidden weapons in their vault. Except this one.

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* FinalSolution: The Time Lords exhausted all of the forbidden weapons in their vault. Except this one.one; the genocide inducer.



*HumanoidAbomination: This EldritchAbomination happened to take a human form because it felt this particular user would relate better to that than something else.



* StealthMentor: To the War Doctor, to give him the chance to TakeAThirdOption.
* TakeAThirdOption: A walking embodiment of the trope.

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* StealthMentor: To the War Doctor, to give him the chance to TakeAThirdOption.
* TakeAThirdOption: A walking embodiment of the trope.
TakeAThirdOption, while being snarky and indirect.



* OptOut: Implied. After the rather upsetting events of "Kill the Moon", Courtney is never seen aboard the TARDIS again.



* RefusalOfTheCall: Implied. After the rather upsetting events of "Kill the Moon", Courtney is never seen aboard the TARDIS again.


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*InseriesNickname: The Doctor calls him "Local Knowledge" and "Pudding Brain".
22nd Nov '16 7:06:06 PM Tuvok
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* BadassNormal: Manages to keep his cool after Cyber-Conversion, despite his emotional inhibitor being inactive. Note that an inactive inhibitor was enough to completely destroy Cybermen in "The Age of Steel" and "Closing Time".
10th Nov '16 8:23:59 PM nmn3r3
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%%* FunPersonified:

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%%* * FunPersonified: Though a snarky, cynical version, he's still as jovial as he can get away with.


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* SnarkToSnarkCombat: The Doctor and Santa have this dynamic, especially since Santa tends to take the Doctor's usual role away from him.
-->'''The Doctor:''' No, no, no, Santa does not do the explanations!
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