History Characters / InspectorSpacetime

4th Oct '17 4:46:50 PM Jake18
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* BerserkButton: For the love of God, don't ever spill his tea.



* GrumpyOldMan: The Fourth Inspector generally had two moods: mildly annoyed, and very annoyed.



* KnightInSourArmor: As Goring himself put it: "He's basically like a disgruntled janitor. He keeps cleaning up these messes everyone else creates, only for a new one to be made. But unlike a janitor, these messes cost lives and homes, and he just wants it all to stop trying to involve another piece of himself being torn out because he can't save everyone."

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* KnightInSourArmor: As Goring himself put it: "He's basically like a disgruntled janitor. He keeps cleaning up these messes everyone else creates, only for a new one to be made. But unlike a janitor, these messes cost lives and homes, and he just wants it all to stop trying to involve another piece of himself being torn out because he can't save everyone." Nonetheless, he always steps up to save the day.



* FailureHero: Nothing ever went right for this Inspector. ''Nothing''. Some fans claim that his taking on Jeffery was symbolic of his failure, while [[spoiler: Jeffery's death shows his [[SpringTimeForHitler failure at failing]].]] And after that, he failed to [[spoiler: recruit any new Associates]] for the rest of his run[[note]]OK, yes, there was Benjamin, but who ever remembers Benjamin?[[/note]]. In his final episode, he is [[spoiler: sentenced to banishment in an alternate universe and can return home only by dying.]]

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* FailureHero: Nothing ever went right for this Inspector. ''Nothing''. Some fans claim that his taking on Jeffery was symbolic of his failure, while [[spoiler: Jeffery's death shows his [[SpringTimeForHitler failure at failing]].]] And after that, he failed to [[spoiler: recruit any new Associates]] for the rest of his run[[note]]OK, yes, there was Benjamin, but who ever remembers Benjamin?[[/note]]. In his final episode, he is [[spoiler: sentenced to banishment in an alternate universe and can only return home only by dying.]]
29th Sep '17 12:47:36 PM Madeleymade
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!!Marius De Vries
->Played by Charles Gray.
Appearing in the Fourth Inspector serial, "The Dummies of Destruction", De Vries was an eccentric music hall collector who believed Ventriloquist's Dummies were superior to humanity, and tried to release plastic gases to freeze the world in plastic. Fell into his own pottery machine.
* EvilIsHammy



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29th Sep '17 12:36:29 PM Madeleymade
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!!Devlin/Chandra Sin
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-> Played by Colin Blakely.
An Indian mystic in 1920s England, who performed at variety halls, Chandra Sin was actually Devlin, the Annihilator of Armagh, a Northern Irish war criminal from the 27th Century trying to change history via preventing the death of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins. Appeared in the Fourth Inspector serial "The Many Arms of Chandra Sin".
* Brownface: Subverted - Chandra Sin seems to be an obvious Indian stereotype, but he's actually an Irishman in disguise.
* FakeIrish: Averted, the very Northern Irish Blakely played Devlin. Played straight with David Collings as Michael Collins.
* Oireland: Appears briefly. Michael Collins is snatched from a rural green field in Devlin's homemade Chrono-Hotpress.
* YouLookFamiliar: Blakely returned later in a recurring role as the wheeler-dealer Infinity Knight Kang.
28th Sep '17 4:08:59 PM Jake18
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* GrumpyOldMan: The First Inspector was grouchy and rather distant, though he loosened up a little starting in Season 2.



* NoSenseOfHumor: An extremely serious individual who had no intent of masking his intelligence to deal with a situation.

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* NoSenseOfHumor: TheComicallySerious: An extremely serious individual who had no intent of masking his intelligence to deal with a situation.


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* AntiHeroSubstitute: This incarnation of the Inspector was a lot more brooding and more willing to use lethal force.


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* KnightInSourArmor: As Goring himself put it: "He's basically like a disgruntled janitor. He keeps cleaning up these messes everyone else creates, only for a new one to be made. But unlike a janitor, these messes cost lives and homes, and he just wants it all to stop trying to involve another piece of himself being torn out because he can't save everyone."


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* BewareTheSillyOnes: She may have seemed goofy and harmless, but you did not want to get on her bad side.


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* BlackAndNerdy: The first black Inspector, and definitely the nerdiest.
18th Sep '17 8:44:17 AM Jake18
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An observer-effect-dependent species, the Lions only exist when they're being observed by other life-forms, vanishing as soon as you blink. Not that you'd dare [[SchmuckBait turn your back on]] a fearsome, ferocious-looking lion... [[FridgeBrilliance which is just what they want]]. They absorb quantum energy by brutally killing people who look them, or are even aware they exist.

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An observer-effect-dependent species, the Lions only exist when they're being observed by other life-forms, vanishing as soon as you blink. Not that you'd dare [[SchmuckBait turn your back on]] a fearsome, ferocious-looking lion... [[FridgeBrilliance which is just what they want]]. They absorb quantum energy by brutally killing people who at look them, or are even aware they exist.
8th Sep '17 2:03:41 PM Jake18
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* FailureKnight: Nothing ever went right for this Inspector. ''Nothing''. Some fans claim that his taking on Jeffery was symbolic of his failure, while [[spoiler: Jeffery's death shows his [[SpringTimeForHitler failure at failing]].]] And after that, he failed to [[spoiler: recruit any new Associates]] for the rest of his run[[note]]OK, yes, there was Benjamin, but who ever remembers Benjamin?[[/note]]. In his final episode, he is [[spoiler: sentenced to banishment in an alternate universe and can return home only by dying.]]

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* FailureKnight: FailureHero: Nothing ever went right for this Inspector. ''Nothing''. Some fans claim that his taking on Jeffery was symbolic of his failure, while [[spoiler: Jeffery's death shows his [[SpringTimeForHitler failure at failing]].]] And after that, he failed to [[spoiler: recruit any new Associates]] for the rest of his run[[note]]OK, yes, there was Benjamin, but who ever remembers Benjamin?[[/note]]. In his final episode, he is [[spoiler: sentenced to banishment in an alternate universe and can return home only by dying.]]
16th Jul '17 8:33:54 AM btravern
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The current incarnation of the Inspector is played by ██████████.[[note]]Since everyone has their own idea of who would be perfect as the Inspector, the casting is explicitly left open to tropers to imagine whomever they wish.[[/note]]

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The current twelfth incarnation of the Inspector is was played by ██████████.[[note]]Since everyone has their own idea of who would be perfect as the Inspector, the casting is explicitly left open to tropers to imagine whomever they wish.[[/note]]


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!!The Thirteenth Inspector
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The current incarnation of the Inspector is played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.[[/note]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple (as far as the new series goes)
15th Jun '17 5:41:41 PM Anddrix
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: For someone so GenreSavvy, she often has difficulty believing her adventures with the Inspector are really happening.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: For someone so GenreSavvy, smart, she often has difficulty believing her adventures with the Inspector are really happening.
21st Apr '17 2:45:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BrokenStreak: [[spoiler:Is now Black as of the Twelfth Inspector's tenure]].
10th Apr '17 12:23:32 PM nombretomado
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->Played by SeanConnery

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->Played by SeanConneryCreator/SeanConnery
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