History Characters / EighthDoctorAdventures

29th May '16 4:07:09 AM Doug86
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-->The Doctor had sat on the high-backed chair [[LeaningOnTheFurniture with his feet on the console]], idly flipping through MarvelComics. It turned out he was a big ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' fan.

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-->The Doctor had sat on the high-backed chair [[LeaningOnTheFurniture with his feet on the console]], idly flipping through MarvelComics. It turned out he was a big ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' fan.
2nd Apr '16 11:03:41 AM nombretomado
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* TheMentallyDisturbed: His mental health is somewhat variable. He's usually sort of a high-functioning CloudCuckoolander, but he has moments of being certifiably insane. He has a full-on psychosis in ''Alien Bodies'', twice. ''The Slow Empire'' plays this for [[BlackComedy fairly dark humor]] and mentions that after developing TraumaInducedAmnesia, he occasionally couldn't distinguish between TV and reality, and so had attacks of being able to be DrivenToSuicide by the [[CrapsackWorld utter depressingness]] of ''EastEnders'' [[note]]suggesting, incidentally, that the boredom of WalkingTheEarth alone turned him into a bit of a DayTimeDramaQueen[[/note]], and due to watching {{Superman}} he got some odd ideas about [[ClarkKenting disguises]] and "the relative position of the trousers and [[UnderwearOfPower underpants]]". He also seems to think that someone who was having a nosebleed four days ago may still need a handkerchief. He even had what may have been a momentary AxeCrazy blackout in ''City of the Dead''. In ''The Blue Angel'' he has an alternate self who apparently suffers from schizophrenia, completely averting FunnySchizophrenia; it's reasonably understated and not PlayedForLaughs at all. (Also, his POV in ''The Blue Angel'' is occasionally written in a subtly strange way for example, he tends to bring something up which doesn't make a lot of sense without further explanation and then drift away from the topic, which resembles some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_disorder symptoms of schizophrenia]].)

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* TheMentallyDisturbed: His mental health is somewhat variable. He's usually sort of a high-functioning CloudCuckoolander, but he has moments of being certifiably insane. He has a full-on psychosis in ''Alien Bodies'', twice. ''The Slow Empire'' plays this for [[BlackComedy fairly dark humor]] and mentions that after developing TraumaInducedAmnesia, he occasionally couldn't distinguish between TV and reality, and so had attacks of being able to be DrivenToSuicide by the [[CrapsackWorld utter depressingness]] of ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' [[note]]suggesting, incidentally, that the boredom of WalkingTheEarth alone turned him into a bit of a DayTimeDramaQueen[[/note]], and due to watching {{Superman}} he got some odd ideas about [[ClarkKenting disguises]] and "the relative position of the trousers and [[UnderwearOfPower underpants]]". He also seems to think that someone who was having a nosebleed four days ago may still need a handkerchief. He even had what may have been a momentary AxeCrazy blackout in ''City of the Dead''. In ''The Blue Angel'' he has an alternate self who apparently suffers from schizophrenia, completely averting FunnySchizophrenia; it's reasonably understated and not PlayedForLaughs at all. (Also, his POV in ''The Blue Angel'' is occasionally written in a subtly strange way for example, he tends to bring something up which doesn't make a lot of sense without further explanation and then drift away from the topic, which resembles some [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_disorder symptoms of schizophrenia]].)
30th Mar '16 10:31:59 AM Solle
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For his audio appearances in which he's voiced by Saul Jaffe and 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 voiced by Saul Jaffe and Keith Drinkel , Drinkel, as well as tropes for his character outside of the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures range'', see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''.
4th Mar '16 9:48:06 AM Solle
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The Eighth Doctor's first companion in the [=EDAs=]. She's 16 years old at the beginning of her run and comes from Coal Hill school in the 1990's -- a cheerful social justice activist looking for adventure. Soon enough, however, it's revealed that her past is a little more complicated, and that the Doctor interfered in her personal timeline in ways neither is aware of.

* AudienceSurrogate: Young, idealistic, insecure and madly in love with the Doctor. She screwed up more often and more realistically than companions had been allowed to do in the TV series up to that point.

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The Eighth Doctor's first companion in the [=EDAs=]. She's 16 years old at the beginning of her run and comes from Coal Hill school in the 1990's -- a cheerful social justice activist looking for adventure. Soon enough, however, it's revealed that her past is a little more complicated, and that the Doctor interfered in had an impact on her personal timeline in ways neither is aware of.

* AudienceSurrogate: Young, idealistic, insecure and madly in love with the Doctor. She screwed screws up more often and more realistically than companions had been allowed to do in the TV series up to that point.



* BigDamnKiss: Her first kiss with the Doctor is when he thinks she's dead, and her desperate attempt at mouth-to-mouth turns into her trying to wedge her tongue into his unmoving face in a fit of panic and badly aimed lust. She ends up too embarrassed to even talk to him for the longest time afterwards, and still considers it the most embarrassing moment of her life years later, even when their friendship does start to incorporate snogging.

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* BigDamnKiss: Her first kiss with the Doctor is when he thinks she's dead, and her desperate attempt at mouth-to-mouth turns into her trying to wedge her tongue into his unmoving face in a fit of panic and badly aimed lust. She ends up too embarrassed to even talk to him for the longest time afterwards, and still considers it the most embarrassing moment of her life years later, even when their friendship does start to incorporate random snogging.



* CharacterDevelopment: A ton. She starts out as a sixteen-year-old wide eyed idealist, too inexperienced to understand that life isn't morally black and white. Over the course of the books, she becomes a calm, determined, realistic twentysomething.
* CharactersAsDevice: She starts out as the perfect companion. Until, in ''Alien Bodies'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's literally the perfect companion -- crafted from a much less suitable girl, by the Doctor's subconscious RealityWarper moments]]).

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* CharacterDevelopment: A ton. She starts out as a sixteen-year-old wide eyed idealist, too inexperienced to understand that life isn't morally black and white. Over the course of the books, she becomes a calm, determined, realistic twentysomething. ''Unnatural History'' adds layers upon layers of character to her after that.
* CharactersAsDevice: She starts out as the perfect companion. Until, in ''Alien Bodies'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's literally the perfect companion -- crafted from a much less suitable wholesome girl, seemingly by the Doctor's subconscious RealityWarper moments]]).moments]]). ''Unnatural History'' finally reveals that [[spoiler: she crafted ''herself'', retroactively]].



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's very wholesome. And significantly, [[spoiler:her hair is only blond because the Doctor accidentally messed around with reality to change her appearance and personality to make her an ideal companion. The original version is dark-haired and much edgier]].

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's very wholesome. And significantly, [[spoiler:her hair is only blond because the Doctor accidentally messed of some intensely complicated messing around with reality to change her appearance and personality to make her an ideal companion. The original version is dark-haired and much edgier]].less kid-friendly]].



* SmittenTeenageGirl: Towards the Doctor. He's ObliviousToLove, and keeps getting naked in front of her without realising what it does to her. Much later, when travelling with dark Sam, he catches on soon enough when she gets him out of his shirt and simply snogs him. (He returns the kiss before telling her to think ''really hard'' about whether or not she wants to shag a centuries-old mass murderer.)

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* SmittenTeenageGirl: Towards the Doctor. He's ObliviousToLove, and keeps getting naked in front of her without realising what it does to her. Much later, when travelling with dark dark-haired Sam, he catches on soon enough when she gets him out of his shirt and simply snogs him. (He returns the kiss before telling her to think ''really hard'' about whether or not she wants to shag a centuries-old mass murderer.)



* TokenWholesome: Not that the Doctor isn't rather wholesome himself, considering the fact he really only swears once in the whole series, is often impeccably polite (his version of a Film/DirtyHarry impression in ''Seeing I'', as described at FruitOfTheLoon, is actually so wholesome and polite it makes you want to introduce him to your grandmother) and usually seems to be more or less a ChasteHero. But Sam approaches being wholesome like it's a job. Being a modern girl, though, she defines wholesome as standing up for gay rights, protesting in Greenpeace marches, and trying her very best to promote social equality everywhere she goes. Fitz even feels required to sub in for her when she's not around to do it. She's introduced as a sixteen-year-old, so she's not really allowed to get involved in any sordidness at first, but she's basically wholesome in every sense of the word; she doesn't even drink soda. In ''Alien Bodies'' and later in ''Unnatural History'', we're introduced to [[spoiler:an alternate universe version of her who does hard drugs, and it's really quite shocking.]]

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* TokenWholesome: Not that the Doctor isn't rather wholesome himself, considering the fact he really only swears once in the whole series, is often impeccably polite (his version of a Film/DirtyHarry impression in ''Seeing I'', as described at FruitOfTheLoon, is actually so wholesome and polite it makes you want to introduce him to your grandmother) and usually seems to be more or less a ChasteHero. But Sam approaches being wholesome like it's a job. Being a modern girl, though, she defines wholesome as standing up for gay rights, protesting in Greenpeace marches, and trying her very best to promote social equality everywhere she goes. Fitz even feels required to sub in for her when she's not around to do it. She's introduced as a sixteen-year-old, so she's not really allowed to get involved in any sordidness at first, but she's basically wholesome in every sense of the word; she doesn't even drink soda. In ''Alien Bodies'' and later in ''Unnatural History'', we're introduced to [[spoiler:an alternate universe version [[spoiler: iterations of her who does do hard drugs, and it's really quite shocking.]]
3rd Mar '16 2:23:44 AM Solle
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* MultipleChoicePast: Actually a plot point -- there are so many conflicting versions of his past scattered throughout the universe, it eventually attracts a multidimensional ''biologist'' who sees him as a fascinating specimen. As well as, of course, Faction Paradox on multiple occasions. It's insinuated in ''Unnatural History'' that his supposed half-human heritage could simply be a retroactive alteration of his self caused by the traumatic regeneration into his Eighth body.
25th Feb '16 6:07:41 AM Solle
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[[folder: Fitzgerald "Fitz" Kreiner]]

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[[folder: Fitzgerald "Fitz" Michael Kreiner]]



The Eighth Doctor's second companion and the one who stuck with him the longest, originally introduced in ''The Taint''. Fitz was born in 1936 to a German father and an English mother in London. His entire life was a bit of a TraumaCongaLine, but he maintained a cheerful, laid-back attitude despite it. He met the Doctor in 1963, when he was 27, and promptly developed a lot of very confusing homosexual emotions for him despite identifying as straight. He's an easy-going but intensely loyal guitarist whose personal timeline [[CloningBlues got a bit confusing]]. He's possibly the longest-running companion in ''Series/DoctorWho'' history and had his own [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish episode]], "Fitz's Story", in Summer 2009 (voiced by Matt [=DiAngelo=]). [[TropeOverdosed He's Trope-tastic.]]

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The Eighth Doctor's second companion and the one who stuck with him the longest, originally introduced in ''The Taint''. Fitz was born in 1936 to a German father and an English mother in London. His entire life was a bit of a TraumaCongaLine, but he maintained a cheerful, laid-back attitude despite it. He met the Doctor in 1963, when he was 27, and promptly developed a lot of very confusing homosexual emotions for him despite identifying as straight.him. He's an easy-going but intensely loyal guitarist whose personal timeline [[CloningBlues got a bit confusing]]. He's possibly the longest-running companion in ''Series/DoctorWho'' history and had his own [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish episode]], "Fitz's Story", in Summer 2009 (voiced by Matt [=DiAngelo=]). [[TropeOverdosed He's Trope-tastic.]]


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* BigDamnKiss: Gets one with the Doctor in his fourth book.
8th Feb '16 1:28:15 AM Solle
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For his audio appearances in which he's voiced by Saul Jaffe, 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 voiced by Saul Jaffe, Jaffe and Keith Drinkel , as well as tropes for his character outside of the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures range'', see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''.
24th Jan '16 11:25:30 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 various 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 various 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]].
20th Jan '16 12:25:57 PM Solle
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* AudienceSurrogate: In a let's-try-to-appeal-to-young-girls kind of way. It more or less worked.

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* AudienceSurrogate: In a let's-try-to-appeal-to-young-girls kind of way. It Young, idealistic, insecure and madly in love with the Doctor. She screwed up more or less worked.often and more realistically than companions had been allowed to do in the TV series up to that point.
20th Jan '16 12:24:19 PM Solle
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For tropes relating to Iris Wildthyme, see Characters/IrisWildthyme. For tropes about Faction Paradox, see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''.

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For tropes relating to Iris Wildthyme, see Characters/IrisWildthyme. For tropes about Faction Paradox, Paradox outside of this range of novels, see ''Franchise/FactionParadox''.
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