History Characters / InspectorSpacetime

24th Dec '15 10:56:08 PM IantheGecko
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Killer sunbeams waiting for someone to open one of the countless windows in the Archive, an entire moon full of photo negatives featured in Eleven's two-parter "Darkroom/Lightroom."
18th Dec '15 4:09:30 PM Discar
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* MacGuffinGirl: A few {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s have attempted to take advantage of her nature as a walking StableTimeLoop to achieve their ends, such as altering causality to make fit impossible to go back in time and do something as icky as becoming your own aunt.

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* MacGuffinGirl: MacGuffinSuperPerson: A few {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s have attempted to take advantage of her nature as a walking StableTimeLoop to achieve their ends, such as altering causality to make fit impossible to go back in time and do something as icky as becoming your own aunt.
16th Aug '15 3:43:45 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Noo Yawk by way of Chicawgo.

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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Noo Yawk by way of Chicawgo.
16th Aug '15 3:42:50 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Famously invoked with her Chicagoese accent and then [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent revoked]] by BTV following audience complaints her character was impossible to understand.

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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Famously invoked with her Chicagoese accent and then [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent revoked]] by BTV following audience complaints her character was impossible to understand.
31st May '15 2:27:59 PM rjung
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A CorruptCorporateExecutive with a collection of artefacts from across time and space, which he kept atop his skyscraper in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], Nevada, including a heavily damaged Blorgon.

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A CorruptCorporateExecutive with a collection of artefacts from across time and space, which he kept atop his skyscraper in [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]], UsefulNotes/LasVegas, Nevada, including a heavily damaged Blorgon.
28th May '15 5:25:29 PM nombretomado
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With ''InspectorSpacetime'''s long and storied history, it has managed to gather quite a list of various characters. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters A]] ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters long]]'' [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters list.]]


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With ''InspectorSpacetime'''s ''JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime'''s long and storied history, it has managed to gather quite a list of various characters. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters A]] ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters long]]'' [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters list.]]

7th Apr '15 9:41:18 AM Morgenthaler
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->First played by VincentPrice in the classic series, later by Windsor Davies and Peter Wyngarde, and then by Creator/ChristianSlater and Creator/StephenColbert in the TV movie; and by JulianSands [[spoiler:and IdrisElba]] in the new series

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->First played by VincentPrice in the classic series, later by Windsor Davies and Peter Wyngarde, and then by Creator/ChristianSlater and Creator/StephenColbert in the TV movie; and by JulianSands [[spoiler:and IdrisElba]] Creator/IdrisElba]] in the new series
19th Mar '15 10:05:35 AM btravern
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The Inspector changed into a female because his (er, her) metamorphosis was artificially induced, causing a shift in gene chromosomes. Later "corrected" during her farcical metamorphosis scene in "The Hills of Androgyny", widely derided as a low point in the series and finally retconned. The Inspector [[MushroomSamba gets loopy]] dragging the enormous pile of [[MacGuffin hallucinogenic moss]] into the Central Temple to head off the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Androgyny-Shattering Kaboom]]. This causes her to be gender-confused and think she will die unless she decides whether she's a man or a woman. She gets the genders switched around and thinks man is woman, and vice versa. She's then tricked into drinking the venom of a Spector Bat (by an "automated defense-dispensing system" no less) in a spectacular case of IdiotBall, immediately killing her. The venom does as it was expected to do however, inverting her gender. It apparently messes with her genes, causing a poorly-HandWaved mutation that metamorphosises the Inspector back into a male. As noted above, this was all a last-minute hash thrown together to salvage/finish the episode after numerous behind-the-scene disasters.
** As TakeThat at that scene, when the Fifth and Tenth Inspectors meet in the revived series by accident, Ten actually ''slaps'' Five for what she is going to do that will stupidly get herself killed. He unknowingly alters the future and because Five isn't actually going to die from hallucination-induced idiocy, she instead metamorphosizes under more heroic terms, but the resulting time paradox [[GoneHorriblyWrong spawns the Indictor]]. Essentially, the entire last season of the Sixth Inspector's tenure and his death was thus retconned as being [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Tenth Inspector]]'s fault.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The Inspector changed into a female because his (er, her) metamorphosis was artificially induced, causing a shift in gene chromosomes. Later "corrected" during her farcical metamorphosis scene in "The Hills of Androgyny", widely derided as a low point in the series and finally retconned. The Inspector [[MushroomSamba gets loopy]] dragging the enormous pile of [[MacGuffin hallucinogenic moss]] into the Central Temple to head off the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Androgyny-Shattering Kaboom]]. This causes her to be gender-confused and think she will die unless she decides whether she's a man or a woman. She gets the genders switched around and thinks man is woman, and vice versa. She's then tricked into drinking the venom of a Spector Bat (by an "automated defense-dispensing system" no less) in a spectacular case of IdiotBall, immediately killing her. The venom does as it was expected to do however, inverting her gender. It apparently messes with her genes, causing a poorly-HandWaved mutation that metamorphosises metamorphoses the Inspector back into a male. As noted above, this was all a last-minute hash thrown together to salvage/finish the episode after numerous behind-the-scene disasters.
** As TakeThat at that scene, when the Fifth and Tenth Inspectors meet in the revived series by accident, Ten actually ''slaps'' Five for what she is going to do that will stupidly get herself killed. He unknowingly alters the future and because Five isn't actually going to die from hallucination-induced idiocy, she instead metamorphosizes metamorphoses under more heroic terms, but the resulting time paradox [[GoneHorriblyWrong spawns the Indictor]]. Essentially, the entire last season of the Sixth Inspector's tenure and his death was thus retconned as being [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Tenth Inspector]]'s fault.



* CameBackWrong: Dialogue implies he metamorphosized in his sleep. The Ninth Inspector found it embarrassing, and related it to "wetting the bed." Later information given explains that the Inspector went into a deep hibernation while linked up to a biology defragementer ([[MacGyvering homebrewed medical equipment]]) that would essentially simulate a metamorphosis by reformatting his body into the form of his Unknown incarnation. But unfortunately, the Inspector put so much strain on his mind by flickering through his former incarnations, his mind could not handle the strain. He awoke too early, causing his nervous system to go haywire, implode in on itself, and destabilize the whole body. He passed out again, remarking that he felt "a bit thick", at which point a real metamorphosis kicked in to prevent him from dying outright.

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* CameBackWrong: Dialogue implies he metamorphosized metamorphosed in his sleep. The Ninth Inspector found it embarrassing, and related it to "wetting the bed." Later information given explains that the Inspector went into a deep hibernation while linked up to a biology defragementer ([[MacGyvering homebrewed medical equipment]]) that would essentially simulate a metamorphosis by reformatting his body into the form of his Unknown incarnation. But unfortunately, the Inspector put so much strain on his mind by flickering through his former incarnations, his mind could not handle the strain. He awoke too early, causing his nervous system to go haywire, implode in on itself, and destabilize the whole body. He passed out again, remarking that he felt "a bit thick", at which point a real metamorphosis kicked in to prevent him from dying outright.



* KilledOffscreen: Implied to have tried reversing his botched metamorphosis somehow after undoing a paradox that reset him to his first incarnation, and then rapidly shifting between all of his previous selves during an adventure involving a soap opera. But instead of it returning him to his Unknown incarnation at the end, his experiment was ever so slightly off, resulting in him having a genetically unstable form. That malformed body immediately metamorphosized, which caused him to end up with a new body entirely. The concept of this metamorphosis posed to directors is often the bane of their existence, as there is much frustration on how it should be interpreted, and the effects it calls for are just too demanding for it to be shot on film without eradicating the series budget.
** Finally tackled in an audio adaption in 2014, "The First Journey", for his metamorphosis story, which alleviates any need for an on-screen depiction and adequately explains the presence of the First Inspector. However, since it is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind type story due to Unknown hooking himself up to a machine and going unconscious, and the implied appearance of the "Spectrum Overlord, ruler of fate," heavily implied to be a disguised Blue Warden from the Fourth Inspector's era and heroic {{Foil}} to the "Grey Overlord, ruler of chaos," likely the Orange Warden, enforcing the change because it [[YouCantFightFate just is his appointed fate to change, as is the same with all things who answer to him.]] But by his own words, "fate never leads anyone astray and is always kind in the end." Fate was doing him a kindness by enforcing this transformation. Yet the audio is full of so much subsequent MindScrew that it seems fans ''still'' cannot wrap their heads around what exactly happened. The common interpretation is, "Fate saw how destructive the Inspector was getting in this incarnation and staged an intervention of sorts". Fans suspect the origins of this story stem from that Ripoff doing a story which pays tribute to its sixth incarnation's final adventure, and because ''Inspector Spacetime's'' own Sixth Inspector was no longer with them, they tried to pay indirect tribute by having the Unknown Inspector endure a taste of his trademark weird era.

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* KilledOffscreen: Implied to have tried reversing his botched metamorphosis somehow after undoing a paradox that reset him to his first incarnation, and then rapidly shifting between all of his previous selves during an adventure involving a soap opera. But instead of it returning him to his Unknown incarnation at the end, his experiment was ever so slightly off, resulting in him having a genetically unstable form. That malformed body immediately metamorphosized, metamorphosed, which caused him to end up with a new body entirely. The concept of this metamorphosis posed to directors is often the bane of their existence, as there is much frustration on how it should be interpreted, and the effects it calls for are just too demanding for it to be shot on film without eradicating the series budget.
** Finally tackled in an audio adaption in 2014, "The First Journey", for his metamorphosis story, which alleviates any need for an on-screen depiction and adequately explains the presence of the First Inspector. However, since it is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind type story due to Unknown hooking himself up to a machine and going unconscious, and the implied appearance of the "Spectrum Overlord, ruler of fate," heavily implied to be a disguised Blue Warden from the Fourth Inspector's era and heroic {{Foil}} to the "Grey Overlord, ruler of chaos," likely the Orange Warden, Wardens, enforcing the change because it [[YouCantFightFate just is his appointed fate to change, as is the same with all things who answer to him.]] But by his own words, "fate never leads anyone astray and is always kind in the end." Fate was doing him a kindness by enforcing this transformation. Yet the audio is full of so much subsequent MindScrew that it seems fans ''still'' cannot wrap their heads around what exactly happened. The common interpretation is, "Fate saw how destructive the Inspector was getting in this incarnation and staged an intervention of sorts". Fans suspect the origins of this story stem from that Ripoff doing a story which pays tribute to its sixth incarnation's final adventure, and because ''Inspector Spacetime's'' own Sixth Inspector was no longer with them, they tried to pay indirect tribute by having the Unknown Inspector endure a taste of his trademark weird era.



* {{Pride}}: The one drawback from deciding to take on this appearance- an overwhelming sense of hubris, influencing an unwillingness to move on with his existence when this chapter of his life was due to end. He just couldn't take the fight out of him no matter how hard he tried, so fate intervened for him and made the Inspector metamorphosize out of this incarnation by force.

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* {{Pride}}: The one drawback from deciding to take on this appearance- an overwhelming sense of hubris, influencing an unwillingness to move on with his existence when this chapter of his life was due to end. He just couldn't take the fight out of him no matter how hard he tried, so fate intervened for him and made the Inspector metamorphosize metamorphose out of this incarnation by force.



** NoodleIncident: During that time, he visited Hyroblits and got a new optic pocketknife made in his honour for saving their eco-friendly energy plant from Circuit Chaps, sacrificing the old one his Unknown Incarnation had to defeat them. He even arranged for a watermelone grove to be planted outside the facility as away of returning the kindness, and they sent him another gift- the Prophetic Parchment.

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** NoodleIncident: During that time, he visited Hyroblits and got a new optic pocketknife made in his honour for saving their eco-friendly energy plant from Circuit Chaps, sacrificing the old one his Unknown Incarnation had to defeat them. He even arranged for a watermelone watermelon grove to be planted outside the facility as away of returning the kindness, and they sent him another gift- the Prophetic Parchment.



* MacGuffinGirl: A few {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s have attempted to take advantage of her nature as a walking StableTimeLoop to achieve their ends, such as altering causality to make it impossible to go back in time and do something as icky as becoming your own aunt.

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* MacGuffinGirl: A few {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s have attempted to take advantage of her nature as a walking StableTimeLoop to achieve their ends, such as altering causality to make it fit impossible to go back in time and do something as icky as becoming your own aunt.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The trope-namer. The Blue Warden is "good", and the Orange "evil," though the Inspector could never be sure how ''either'' of them was going to act. Things got even crazier when two similar entities called the Spectrum Overlord and Grey Overlord showed up and were implied to be versions of these characters.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The trope-namer. The Blue Warden is "good", and the Orange "evil," though the Inspector could never be sure how ''either'' of them was going to act. Things got even crazier when two similar entities called the Spectrum Overlord and Grey Overlord showed up and were implied to be versions of these characters.
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18th Mar '15 8:06:49 PM carlhummus
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** Finally tackled in an audio adaption in 2014, "The First Journey", for his metamorphosis story, which alleviates any need for an on-screen depiction and adequately explains the presence of the First Inspector. However, since it is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind type story due to Unknown hooking himself up to a machine and going unconscious, and the implied appearance of the Spectrum Overlord, ruler of fate, from the Fourth Inspector's era and heroic {{Foil}} to the Gray Overlord, ruler of chaos, enforcing the change because it [[YouCantFightFate just is his appointed fate to change, as is the same with all things who answer to him.]] But by his own words, "fate never leads anyone astray and is always kind in the end." Fate was doing him a kindness by enforcing this transformation. Yet the audio is full of so much subsequent MindScrew that it seems fans ''still'' cannot wrap their heads around what exactly happened. The common interpretation is, "Fate saw how destructive the Inspector was getting in this incarnation and staged an intervention of sorts". Fans suspect the origins of this story stem from that Ripoff doing a story which pays tribute to its sixth incarnation's final adventure, and because ''Inspector Spacetime's'' own Sixth Inspector was no longer with them, they tried to pay indirect tribute by having the Unknown Inspector endure a taste of his trademark weird era.

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** Finally tackled in an audio adaption in 2014, "The First Journey", for his metamorphosis story, which alleviates any need for an on-screen depiction and adequately explains the presence of the First Inspector. However, since it is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind type story due to Unknown hooking himself up to a machine and going unconscious, and the implied appearance of the Spectrum "Spectrum Overlord, ruler of fate, fate," heavily implied to be a disguised Blue Warden from the Fourth Inspector's era and heroic {{Foil}} to the Gray "Grey Overlord, ruler of chaos, chaos," likely the Orange Warden, enforcing the change because it [[YouCantFightFate just is his appointed fate to change, as is the same with all things who answer to him.]] But by his own words, "fate never leads anyone astray and is always kind in the end." Fate was doing him a kindness by enforcing this transformation. Yet the audio is full of so much subsequent MindScrew that it seems fans ''still'' cannot wrap their heads around what exactly happened. The common interpretation is, "Fate saw how destructive the Inspector was getting in this incarnation and staged an intervention of sorts". Fans suspect the origins of this story stem from that Ripoff doing a story which pays tribute to its sixth incarnation's final adventure, and because ''Inspector Spacetime's'' own Sixth Inspector was no longer with them, they tried to pay indirect tribute by having the Unknown Inspector endure a taste of his trademark weird era.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The trope-namer. The Blue Warden is "good", and the Orange "evil," though the Inspector could never be sure how ''either'' of them was going to act.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The trope-namer. The Blue Warden is "good", and the Orange "evil," though the Inspector could never be sure how ''either'' of them was going to act.
act. Things got even crazier when two similar entities called the Spectrum Overlord and Grey Overlord showed up and were implied to be versions of these characters.
18th Mar '15 8:01:16 PM carlhummus
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** Joanna eventually decided to stop wearing shoes permanently after being forced to wear them for a year non-stop on the Moon and they wore out completely. It was symbolic of her growing annoyance with the Inspector, gifting him with her tired sneakers. Afterwards, she became a barefooter with Minnie.
* EarthyBarefootCharacter: More often than not barefoot in Series 3, rarely wearing shoes or socks. Following "First of the Inspectors", Joanna is ''always'' barefoot. Often considered an unhealthy obsession and a trait that marks her as a weirdo. But then she explains it in an endearingly discussion with Minnie that shows it's a meaningful choice:

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** Joanna eventually decided to stop wearing shoes permanently after being forced to wear them for a year non-stop on the Moon and they wore out completely. It was symbolic of her growing annoyance with the Inspector, gifting him with her tired sneakers. Afterwards, she became a barefooter with Minnie.
Minnie. Until Minne re-adopted her love for shoes.
* EarthyBarefootCharacter: More often than not barefoot in Series 3, rarely wearing shoes or socks. Following "First of the Inspectors", Joanna is ''always'' barefoot. Often considered an unhealthy obsession and a trait that marks her as a weirdo. But then she explains it in an endearingly endearing discussion with Minnie that shows it's a meaningful choice:
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