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4th Dec '16 11:32:01 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full independent control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded to act for or against a particular course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to serve his own purposes and get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is. And the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will to serve his own purposes.

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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full independent control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded to act for or against a particular course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) uses) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to serve his own purposes and get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is. And the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will to serve his own purposes.
4th Dec '16 11:23:31 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full independent control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded to act for or against a particular course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.

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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full independent control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded to act for or against a particular course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to serve his own purposes and get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and is. And the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.will to serve his own purposes.
26th Oct '16 8:20:40 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded to act for or against a particular course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.

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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full independent control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded to act for or against a particular course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.
26th Oct '16 8:15:29 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded against a course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.

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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded to act for or against a particular course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.
25th Oct '16 4:34:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially over their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded against a course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.

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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially over controlling their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded against a course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.
25th Oct '16 4:32:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially over their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If he's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded against a course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate his principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles in such a way unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.

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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially over their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If he's the Doctor's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded against a course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate his the Doctor's principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles in such a way unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.
25th Oct '16 4:30:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Suppressing someone's free will and essentially over their minds against their wishes is more than "a little rude", it's denying them their agency, individuality, freedom, and full control of their mental functions -- all of which are things the Doctor values quite highly. If he's faced with someone pointing a gun at him, trying to talk them out of shooting him might be harder, but it also shows more respect for them as a sentient, thinking being. A person in control of their own thought processes can be persuaded against a course of action, but someone under hypnosis (in such a manner as the Master uses, at least) is being denied the ability to choose for themselves what to do. Simply put, it would violate his principles to do things like that, and he tends to try and avoid doing such things that violate his principles in such a way unless the stakes are particularly high. If he started taking over people's minds to get himself out of every little jam he comes across, he'd be no better than the Master is, and the Master's a pretty bad guy in part ''because'' he does things like take over people's minds and force them to do things against their will.
29th Sep '16 5:45:42 PM inspibrain101
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** Doomsday doesn't exactly make that "clear". Certainly, it's implied that the difference between two universes can be as simple as Sally Winters from Chiswick eating an apple for breakfast on Monday morning rather than a banana, or as complicated as the big bang not... banging. However, (as I believe it's suggested elsewhere on this page,) just because it's ''possible'' for such a universe to exist, doesn't automatically mean it ''does'' exist. Now, this leads to one speculation, that in every universe where Davros tried out his reality bomb, someone, be it the Doctor, Time Agents, tap-dancing Cybermen coming out of the sky, or [[franchise:HarryPotter Harry Potter]] stopped it. One other theory is that the reality bomb was such a [[WibblyWobblyTimeyWimey BIG FREAKING TIME-SPACE EVENT]], and that because it had such a huge impact on the other universes, it occurred once and only once in all the multiverse.

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** Doomsday doesn't exactly make that "clear". Certainly, it's implied that the difference between two universes can be as simple as Sally Winters from Chiswick eating an apple for breakfast on Monday morning rather than a banana, or as complicated as the big bang not... banging. However, (as I believe it's suggested elsewhere on this page,) just because it's ''possible'' for such a universe to exist, doesn't automatically mean it ''does'' exist. Now, this leads to one speculation, that in every universe where Davros tried out his reality bomb, someone, be it the Doctor, Time Agents, tap-dancing Cybermen coming out of the sky, Q, or [[franchise:HarryPotter Harry Potter]] Potter stopped it. it, (take your favorite, write a fanfiction). One other theory is that the reality bomb was such a [[WibblyWobblyTimeyWimey BIG FREAKING TIME-SPACE EVENT]], EVENT, and that because it had such a huge impact on the other universes, it occurred once and only once in all the multiverse.
29th Sep '16 5:44:15 PM inspibrain101
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** Doomsday doesn't exactly make that "clear". Certainly, it's implied that the difference between two universes can be as simple as Sally Winters from Chiswick eating an apple for breakfast on Monday morning rather than a banana, or as complicated as the big bang not... banging. However, (as I believe it's suggested elsewhere on this page,) just because it's ''possible'' for such a universe to exist, doesn't automatically mean it ''does'' exist. Now, this leads to one speculation, that in every universe where Davros tried out his reality bomb, someone, be it the Doctor, Time Agents, tap-dancing Cybermen coming out of the sky, or [[franchise:HarryPotter Harry Potter]] stopped it. One other theory is that the reality bomb was such a [[WibblyWobblyTimeyWimey BIG FREAKING TIME-SPACE EVENT]], and that because it had such a huge impact on the other universes, it occurred once and only once in all the multiverse.
29th Sep '16 10:27:51 AM TimBuckII
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[[folder: Reality is Doomed]]
* In "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End", Davros tries to destroy reality and fails. BUT episodes like "Doomsday" make it clear that every possible outcome generates another universe where the outcome was different. So if Davros failed in the "main" universe, doesn't that mean there's now another universe where he succeeded? Doesn't the idea that every outcome generates a new universe guarantee that someone will try to destroy all reality and succeed? Doesn't that mean reality is doomed and not even the Doctor can do something about it?


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[[folder: Reality is Doomed]]
* In "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End", Davros tries to destroy reality and fails. BUT episodes like "Doomsday" make it clear that every possible outcome generates another universe where the outcome was different. So if Davros failed in the "main" universe, doesn't that mean there's now another universe where he succeeded? Doesn't the idea that every outcome generates a new universe guarantee that someone will try to destroy all reality and succeed? Doesn't that mean reality is doomed and not even the Doctor can do something about it?
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