History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries3

16th Apr '18 12:25:30 AM MeaJae97
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** It's not just the descendants of those murdered humans who are wiped out; also wiped out are humanity's peaceful interactions with other alien races, new technology and cultural movements that led to people meeting, falling in love, and starting families- In other words, they haven't just killed Hitler; they've prevented his parents from ever meeting, and killed his wife's grandfather. Now, if the perpetrators were an alien race from a planet so far off that they never had any sort of contact with Earth, they could probably get away with it. But there's at least a good portion of the Toclafane who can trace their ancestry to 10% killed; thus, paradox.

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** It's not just the descendants of those murdered humans who are wiped out; also wiped out are humanity's peaceful interactions with other alien races, new technology and cultural movements that led to people meeting, falling in love, and starting families- families. In other words, they haven't just killed Hitler; they've prevented his parents from ever meeting, and killed his wife's grandfather. Now, if the perpetrators were an alien race from a planet so far off that they never had any sort of contact with Earth, they could probably get away with it. But there's at least a good portion of the Toclafane who can trace their ancestry to 10% killed; thus, paradox.
15th Apr '18 11:55:29 PM MeaJae97
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* Also, how did the police find the TARDIS in the first place? perception filter, remember?

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* Also, how did the police find the TARDIS in the first place? perception Perception filter, remember?
15th Apr '18 11:36:15 PM MeaJae97
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*** What he was being kind with was that the Doctor was giving the Family of Blood a chance to give up and die on their own. Because they kept pursuing him, taking over bodies and refusing to back down, once it was time for the Doctor to return to normal, the Doctor had full right to punish them as he wished. Thus, him being kind was a way for them to avoid the inevitable punishment.

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*** He doesn't ''want'' to use his wits to defeat them in this case, since using his wits to defeat them in this case means doing some incredibly horrible things to them. What he was being kind with was that the Doctor was giving the Family of Blood a chance to give up and die on their own. Because they kept pursuing him, taking over bodies and refusing to back down, once it was time for the Doctor to return to normal, the Doctor had full right to punish them as he wished. Thus, him being kind was a way for them to avoid the inevitable punishment. It's only after they've well and truly ticked him off that he goes all-out on them.
*** No, it doesn't go quite like that... First he uses his wits to defeat them, and only ''after'' that does he subject them to a FateWorseThanDeath. If he'd not been pissed of, he could've simply defeated them and then handed them over to the Shadow Proclamation (or some comparable authority) to be imprisoned.
*** We don't see what the Family where doing before the episode starts. Just a WMG but it's possible they had already crossed the line when they started pursuing the Doctor (They are sadists after all, and we see one of their ray-gun blasts, so they must have killed and possessed somebody at that point in order to fire it.) The Doctor knew they would need a severe punishment, but was too afraid of himself and what he'd do to mete it out their and then.



* Why did the Family just sit there and let The Doctor visit a FateWorseThanDeath on them? They didn't seem noticeably injured from the explosion, and The Doctor didn't appear to have any means of restraining them when he walked up to him in his TranquilFury state. What stopped them from just getting back up and beating him senseless while he was too busy [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall glaring at the camera]]?

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* Why did the Family just sit there and let The Doctor visit place a FateWorseThanDeath on them? They didn't seem noticeably injured from the explosion, and The Doctor didn't appear to have any means of restraining them when he walked up to him in his TranquilFury state. What stopped them from just getting back up and beating him senseless while he was too busy [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall glaring at the camera]]?



* If, as we see at the end of the story, the Doctor can simply use his wits to outsmart the Family of Blood and defeat them, why did he need to turn human and hide from them to begin with?
** He doesn't ''want'' to use his wits to defeat them in this case, since using his wits to defeat them in this case means doing some incredibly horrible things to them. It's only after they've well and truly ticked him off that he goes all-out on them.
** No, it doesn't go quite like that... First he uses his wits to defeat them, and only ''after'' that does he subject them to a FateWorseThanDeath. If he'd not been pissed of, he could've simply defeated them and then handed them over to the Shadow Proclamation (or some comparable authority) to be imprisoned.
*** We don't see what the Family where doing before the episode starts. Just a WMG but it's possible they had already crossed the line when they started pursuing the Doctor (They are sadists after all, and we see one of their ray-gun blasts, so they must have killed and possessed somebody at that point in order to fire it.) The Doctor knew they would need a severe punishment, but was too afraid of himself and what he'd do to mete it out their and then.
15th Apr '18 11:30:41 PM MeaJae97
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** They hoped that he would willingly change back into a Time Lord if people he cares about were threatened. Also, Son of Mine stated that if his heart were to break, the Doctor might come back.



* When does the Doctor record the instructional video for Martha? It seems like he uses the Chameleon Arch immediately after they return to the TARDIS and he realizes that he has to go into hiding.

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* When does the Doctor record the instructional video for Martha? It seems like he uses the Chameleon Arch almost immediately after they return to the TARDIS and he realizes that he has to go into hiding.hiding.
** They had time to discuss the details, so maybe he took the time to record the video before he used it.


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*** It is more likely that [[FaceDeathWithDignity they knew that they had already lost]] because the Doctor had just destroyed their ship.
28th Feb '18 1:56:06 PM cillianflood
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*** If the Doctor can make people immortal, truly who wants to live forever immortality is a curse immortal, then what the hell was Borosa worried about in The Five Doctors?
3rd Jan '18 11:47:24 AM Tuomas
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** Billy's not African-American, he's a Briton of African descent. The actor playing older Billy has a Gambian accent, so it's likely that's where Billy or his family is originally from.
1st Jan '18 8:37:11 AM Tuomas
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* Why does everyone in New New York, except for the TV announcer, have a British accent?
3rd Dec '17 1:00:01 PM nombretomado
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*** It could have been a reference to CordwainerSmith's Underpeople, where a CatGirl like C'Mell would give birth to literal kittens.


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*** It could have been a reference to CordwainerSmith's Creator/CordwainerSmith's Underpeople, where a CatGirl like C'Mell would give birth to literal kittens.

3rd Nov '17 9:28:20 AM Sharlee
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** Sec didn't incorporate Diagoras's ''mind'', he incorporated his DNA. Just because Diagoras was enough of a ruthless S.O.B. for the Cult to find him suitable doesn't necessarily mean he was genetically ''predisposed'' to be that way: his ruthlessness could be learned behavior, not inborn. For all we know, he could have an identical twin with the exact same DNA who volunteers in a soup kitchen and finds homes for orphaned kittens in his spare time.
3rd Nov '17 9:21:42 AM Sharlee
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*** Specifically, he'd intended to give them traits associated with ''evil'' humans, like cunning and ruthless adaptability. Having them exhibit contrary traits of mercy, disobedience, and ''especially'' questioning authority was the Doctor's contribution.




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** "Into The Dalek" establishes that even ordinary Daleks ''could'' be capable of acquiring a rudimentary sense of right and wrong, if not for their travel machines' integrated computer-links' tampering with their memories. Sec didn't just incorporate human DNA into his own, he ''stood up and left his travel machine'', so its brainwashing functions couldn't inhibit his emotional development anymore.
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