History Characters / EighthDoctorAdventures

9th Jan '17 6:47:13 AM Solle
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* CharacterDevelopment: He has a bit of an early-middle-age ComingOfAgeStory going on. Initially, he's a TrueNeutral LovableSexManiac looking for the first chance to bunk off with the GirlOfTheWeek despite being often impeded by his tendency to be a little sexist, although he obviously has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold deep down]]. By the end of the series, he's a BigBrotherMentor to all sorts of characters, can pull off a BavarianFireDrill just as well as the Doctor, has a knack for keeping a calm head in a crisis or failing that [[CowardlyLion shows great courage in situations that make him shake like a leaf]], occasionally functions as the Doctor's MoralityChain, puts others before himself, is loyal almost to a fault, and is generally competent, responsible, and heroic.

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* CharacterDevelopment: He has a bit of an early-middle-age ComingOfAgeStory going on. Initially, he's a TrueNeutral LovableSexManiac looking for the first chance to bunk off with the GirlOfTheWeek despite being often impeded by his tendency to be a little sexist, although he obviously has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold deep down]]. By the end of the series, he's the iteration of Fitz still travelling with the Doctor is a BigBrotherMentor to all sorts of characters, can pull off a BavarianFireDrill just as well as the Doctor, has a knack for keeping a calm head in a crisis or failing that [[CowardlyLion shows great courage in situations that make him shake like a leaf]], occasionally functions as the Doctor's MoralityChain, puts others before himself, is loyal almost to a fault, and is generally competent, responsible, and heroic.heroic. (The ''original'' Fitz, meanwhile, has lost his Doctor and become a BloodKnight.)
9th Jan '17 6:44:24 AM Solle
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Or not so ambiguously: ''The Blue Angel'' has him musing about how much he wants to get laid by the Doctor, and he has some sexual tension with a few other male characters. In the very first lines of his very first scene, in 1963, he's already thinking about gay marriage, while daydreaming about the slightly more interesting lives of people who aren't him:
-->Life was a never-ending series of dramas, some big, some small. The same dramas, experienced again and again by different people all through history. Only the trappings and circumstances changed. You got a job. You bought a house. You met someone. You got married and moved into their house. You had an affair. You got the wrong person pregnant and they married your best friend. You wished you could marry your best friend.
-->Whatever, the point of it was [...]



* BiTheWay: Implied from his very first scene onwards. Mentioned in ''The Blue Angel'', when he admits via internal monologue that [[IfItsYouItsOkay he wants to "get laid by" the Doctor]], and [[HeartwarmingMoment flat-out admits to loving him]] in ''The Book of the Still''. The Doctor merrily snogs him, is quite willing to discuss the matter and isn't exactly averse to all the HoYay.

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* BiTheWay: Implied from his very first scene onwards. onwards:
-->Life was a never-ending series of dramas, some big, some small. The same dramas, experienced again and again by different people all through history. Only the trappings and circumstances changed. You got a job. You bought a house. You met someone. You got married and moved into their house. You had an affair. You got the wrong person pregnant and they married your best friend. You wished you could marry your best friend.
-->Whatever, the point of it was [...]
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Mentioned more explicitly in ''The Blue Angel'', when he admits via internal monologue that [[IfItsYouItsOkay he wants to "get laid by" the Doctor]], and [[HeartwarmingMoment flat-out admits to loving him]] in ''The Book of the Still''.Still''. In ''Interference'', he goes to ''insane'' lengths to be reunited with the Doctor. The Doctor merrily snogs him, is quite willing to discuss the matter and isn't exactly averse to all the HoYay.
5th Dec '16 11:03:40 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* FemmeFatale: Not as much as some examples, but she's sort of [[GoldfishPoopGang mildly]] antagonistic when first introduced, she's far from trustworthy, her alignment can generally be best described as [[ChaoticNeutral Chaotic Selfish]], and she gets Fitz wrapped around her little finger (although she scares [[TheChick him]] on occasion). [[note]]He probably finds it unusual that in this list, he gets to top for once![[/note]] And she enjoys dressing glamourously ([[WomanInBlack often in black]]) as often as possible.

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* FemmeFatale: Not as much as some examples, but she's sort of [[GoldfishPoopGang mildly]] antagonistic when first introduced, she's far from trustworthy, her alignment can generally be best described as [[ChaoticNeutral Chaotic Selfish]], and she gets Fitz wrapped around her little finger (although she scares [[TheChick him]] on occasion). [[note]]He probably finds it unusual that in this list, he gets to top for once![[/note]] And she enjoys dressing glamourously ([[WomanInBlack often (often in black]]) black) as often as possible.
20th Nov '16 12:18:51 AM Solle
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Or not so ambiguously: ''The Blue Angel'' makes it clear that he's attracted to the Doctor, and he has some sexual tension with a few other male characters. But aside from that, for some reason, in the very first lines of his very first scene, in 1963, he's already thinking about gay marriage, while daydreaming about the slightly more interesting lives of people who aren't him:

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Or not so ambiguously: ''The Blue Angel'' makes it clear that he's attracted has him musing about how much he wants to get laid by the Doctor, and he has some sexual tension with a few other male characters. But aside from that, for some reason, in In the very first lines of his very first scene, in 1963, he's already thinking about gay marriage, while daydreaming about the slightly more interesting lives of people who aren't him:



* CloningBlues: Complicated. See LossOfIdentity and ReplacementGoldfish below.

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* CloningBlues: Complicated. See LossOfIdentity and ReplacementGoldfish below.The Fitz who travels with the Doctor after ''Interference'' is [[spoiler: the TARDIS' memories of him, imprinted on the vat-grown body of a clone of a clone of a clone]] while the real deal [[spoiler: became a Faction Paradox Father / undying Remote horror]].



* CringeComedy: Literally every time he tries to act cool.



* GrayEyes: Although his eyes are described as his most attractive feature on a couple of occasions, none of the symbolism...er, ''suits'' him.

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* GrayEyes: Although his eyes are described as his most attractive feature on a couple of occasions, none of the symbolism... er, ''suits'' him.



* TheKlutz

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* TheKlutzTheKlutz: Tends to fall over or into something at least once a book.



* LossOfIdentity: Long story. Basically, an alternate version of himself is turned into his usual self, and he's not sure whether he's still the same person or what that even means, anyway. The original became a member of Literature/FactionParadox as well.

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* LossOfIdentity: Long story. Basically, an alternate alternate, heavily modded branched-off version of himself is turned into puzzled back together to replace his usual self, and he's really not sure whether he's still the same person or what that even means, anyway. (His DNA looks a little too perfect; his memories are faulty; his body was grown in a vat.) The original became a member of Literature/FactionParadox as well.Literature/FactionParadox.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Father Kreiner's obsession with the Doctor takes a turn for the murderous after the first millennium or so.
9th Sep '16 7:43:54 AM Solle
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** ''Interference'' writer Lawrence Miles later said in a DWM interview that the Eighth Doctor's virgin status (in every sense of the word) was very interestingly at odds with his romantic nature; ''Interference'' includes a conversation about it between the Doctor and I.M. Foreman, in which it's also very heavily implied that they had sex in between Book One and Book Two.
30th Aug '16 1:25:12 AM Solle
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For his audio appearances in which he's voiced by Keith Drinkel, as well as tropes for his character outside of the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures range'', see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''.

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For his audio appearances in which he's someone who ''may'' be him is voiced by Keith Drinkel, as well as tropes for his character outside of the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures range'', see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''.
30th Aug '16 1:23:57 AM Solle
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First mentioned in the ''Franchise/BerniceSummerfield'' novel ''Ship Of Fools'' and later introduced in ''Interference''. Compassion is a former member of a Faction Paradox paramility group known as the Remote: a big exercise in playing with AliensStealCable. She likes uncomplicated people, fighting, and snarking. Originally, she was born on Earth in the 26th Century, and got re-iterated in the Remote remembrance tanks after dying four times over, meaning that the version of her who ends up travelling with the Doctor is a culmination of the Remote's perception of her. Her life gets... [[BalefulPolymorph weird]].

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First mentioned in the ''Franchise/BerniceSummerfield'' novel ''Ship Of Fools'' and later introduced in ''Interference''. Compassion is a former member of a Faction Paradox paramility group known as the Remote: a big exercise in playing with AliensStealCable. She likes uncomplicated people, fighting, and snarking. Originally, she She was born on Earth in the 26th Century, and got re-iterated in the Remote remembrance tanks after dying four three times over, meaning rebuilt from raw biomass and the other people's memories. Meaning that the version of her who ends up travelling with the Doctor is a culmination of the Remote's perception of her. Her life gets... [[BalefulPolymorph weird]].



* IronicNickname

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* IronicNicknameIronicNickname: The original Laura Tobin liked the joke that "Compassion" was her middle name. It stuck when she was remembered.



* TokenEvilTeammate

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* TokenEvilTeammateTokenEvilTeammate: Her family sent her to Ordifica just to get rid of her, and becoming part of the Remote didn't improve her demeanor. Having been fed nothing but Faction Paradox lore and Remote media for her past couple of iterations, she has no concept whatsoever of morality or principles until she meets Sam.
30th Aug '16 1:17:15 AM Solle
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* EternalLove: Has a variation of the trope with I.M. Foreman, one of the very few people he becomes intimate with on a more than superficial level. Exactly how that intimacy plays out is left up to the readers' imagination, but considering the amount of giggling I.M. Foreman does after she wakes up next to him and their conversations afterwards, it's not hard to guess.
23rd Aug '16 7:08:27 AM Solle
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First mentioned in the ''Franchise/BerniceSummerfield'' novel ''Ship Of Fools'' and later introduced in ''Interference''. Compassion is a former member of a Faction Paradox paramility group known as the Remote: a big exercise in playing with AliensStealCable. She likes uncomplicated people, fighting, and snarking. Originally, she was born on Earth in the 26th Century, and got re-iterated in the Remote remembrance tanks after dying four times over, meaning that the version of her who ends up travelling with the Doctor is a culmination of the Remote's perception of her. Her life [[BalefulPolymorph gets... weird]].

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First mentioned in the ''Franchise/BerniceSummerfield'' novel ''Ship Of Fools'' and later introduced in ''Interference''. Compassion is a former member of a Faction Paradox paramility group known as the Remote: a big exercise in playing with AliensStealCable. She likes uncomplicated people, fighting, and snarking. Originally, she was born on Earth in the 26th Century, and got re-iterated in the Remote remembrance tanks after dying four times over, meaning that the version of her who ends up travelling with the Doctor is a culmination of the Remote's perception of her. Her life gets... [[BalefulPolymorph gets... weird]].



* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama: Well...sort of. In a very obvious [[ShootTheDog metaphorical way]] that one of the characters [[WhatTheHellHero points out]].]]

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* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama: Well... sort of. In a very obvious [[ShootTheDog metaphorical way]] that one of the characters [[WhatTheHellHero points out]].]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: While Fitz and Sam are almost this trope, her original full name of "Laura Tobin" was only established in ''a Bernice Summerfield novel'' by Dave Stone. But Compassion ''isn't'' Laura Tobin, she's a [[ReplacementGoldfish re-iteration of her]]. (The original, first version of Laura is first seen as a full-fledged character in the novel ''Of The City Of The Saved...'')
16th Aug '16 12:08:24 AM Solle
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For the many, ''many'' tropes following her departure from the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures, see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''. The Faction Paradox Protocols audios produced by BBV see her voiced by Jackie Skarvellis (albeit only in a temporary host body). Branching out from her arc in these stories, she got her own series of spinoff novels published by Obverse, called ''The City Of The Saved''.

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For the many, ''many'' tropes following her departure from the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures, see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''. The Faction Paradox Protocols audios produced by BBV see her voiced by Jackie Skarvellis (albeit only in a temporary host body). Branching out from her arc in these stories, the Faction Paradox novels published by Mad Norwegian Press, she got her own series of spinoff novels published by Obverse, called ''The City Of The Saved''.
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