History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho005TheFearmonger

25th Sep '16 2:38:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* CallBack: Ace tries the Doctor's "look me in the eye, pull the trigger" tactic that he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol "The Happiness Patrol"]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't work for Ace, and she gets shot in the shoulder.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The bomb that Walter plans to blow up Harper shows up at the end of the story, with Ace threatening to use it to blow up the Doctor.]]

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* CallBack: Ace tries the Doctor's "look me in the eye, pull the trigger" tactic that he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol "The Happiness Patrol"]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't work for Ace, and she gets shot in the shoulder.]]
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The bomb that Walter plans to blow up Harper shows up at the end of the story, with Ace threatening to use it to blow up the Doctor.]]



* RealityEnsues: Ace tries to be a GuileHero, talking down a madman by using the Doctor's tactics. But she's rather inexperienced and, unlike the Doctor, not psychic and not a hypnotist. [[spoiler: She gets shot and has to spend three weeks in the hospital]].

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* RealityEnsues: Ace tries to be a GuileHero, talking down a madman by using the Doctor's tactics. But she's rather inexperienced and, unlike the Doctor, not psychic and not a hypnotist. [[spoiler: She gets shot and has to spend three weeks in the hospital]].hospital.
8th Sep '16 8:27:22 AM moloch
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* FictionalPoliticalParty: The New Britannia party. Again, the NBP are [[SignificantAcronym definitely not the BNP]].

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* FictionalPoliticalParty: The New Britannia party. Again, Once again, the NBP are [[SignificantAcronym [[FunWithAcronyms definitely not the BNP]].
8th Sep '16 8:26:43 AM moloch
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* FictionalPoliticalParty: The New Britannia party.

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* FictionalPoliticalParty: The New Britannia party. Again, the NBP are [[SignificantAcronym definitely not the BNP]].
1st Feb '14 2:15:23 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* CallBack: Ace tries the Doctor's "look me in the eye, pull the trigger" tactic that he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol "The Happiness Patrol"]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't work for Ace, and she gets shot.]]

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* CallBack: Ace tries the Doctor's "look me in the eye, pull the trigger" tactic that he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol "The Happiness Patrol"]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't work for Ace, and she gets shot.shot in the shoulder.]]
27th Jan '14 5:59:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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!!!Tropes

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!!Tropes



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Harper. The Doctor tells her that she's ''at least'' doing what she believes in, even if it's rubbish.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Harper. The Doctor tells her that she's ''at least'' doing what she believes in, even if it's rubbish.rubbish.
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30th Mar '13 2:58:57 PM LongLiveHumour
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* AscendedFanon: Ace's last name, [=McShane=], is taken from previous DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse works.

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* AscendedFanon: Ace's last name, [=McShane=], is taken from previous DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse works.
31st Dec '12 9:41:47 AM Solle
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* CallBack: Ace tries the Doctor's "look me in the eye, pull the trigger" tactic that he used in "The Happiness Patrol". [[spoiler: It doesn't work for Ace, and she gets shot.]]

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* CallBack: Ace tries the Doctor's "look me in the eye, pull the trigger" tactic that he used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol "The Happiness Patrol".Patrol"]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't work for Ace, and she gets shot.]]
27th Nov '12 8:12:38 AM Cider
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* FryingPanOfDoom: The Doctor uses one to whack a CosmicHorror.

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* FryingPanOfDoom: The Doctor uses one to whack a CosmicHorror.monster.
18th Oct '12 7:11:00 AM Solle
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The Doctor has no idea what the monster is or where it came from. He theorises that it could be a leftover hunting mechanism for a now-extinct species. Whatever it is, it's feeding on the racial tension caused by Harper's political fearmongering, and ''everyone'' -- her opponents, her audience, her commentators -- are feeding that fear. When Harper survives an assassination attempt, the Doctor and Ace get involved in her life and try to get the monster to show itself. The people shooting at Harper, however, turn out to have been hired by... Harper.

But the monster turns out to have a few BodySurf tricks up its sleeve, and Ace starts to believe that it's now inside the Doctor. After all, the Seventh Doctor is the scariest damn thing Earth has ever seen. Ace herself is genuinely terrified of him with some frequency, so she can easily imagine the monster feeding on the fear he inspires in people. The Doctor never knew Ace felt that way about him, and he tries to talk her out of a HeroicSacrifice to kill the thing. Because she'd also gladly give her life to save the Doctor. Which he didn't know either. Gently, he explains to her that the monster isn't inside him, but inside ''her'', so Ace drags it out of her subconscious and saves the day.

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The Doctor has no idea what the monster is or where it came from. He theorises that it could be a leftover hunting mechanism for a now-extinct species. Whatever it is, it's feeding on the racial tension caused by Harper's political fearmongering, and ''everyone'' -- her opponents, her audience, her commentators -- are feeding that fear. When Harper survives an assassination attempt, the Doctor and Ace get involved in her life and try to get the monster to show itself. The people shooting at Harper, however, turn out to have been hired by... Harper. And they unexpectedly cause people to start rioting in the streets.

But the The monster turns out to have a few BodySurf tricks up its sleeve, and Ace starts to believe that it's now inside the Doctor. After all, the Seventh Doctor is the scariest damn thing Earth has ever seen. Ace herself is genuinely terrified of him with some frequency, so she can easily imagine the monster feeding on the fear he inspires in people. The Doctor never knew Ace felt that way about him, and he tries to talk her out of a HeroicSacrifice to kill the thing. Because she'd also gladly give her life to save the Doctor. Which he didn't know either. Gently, he explains to her that the monster isn't inside him, but inside ''her'', so Ace drags it out of her subconscious and saves the day.



* WeNeedADistraction: The Doctor hopes that climbing on top of a car and ''juggling'' will confuse people into calming down. It doesn't really work.

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* WeNeedADistraction: The Doctor hopes that climbing on top of a car and ''juggling'' will confuse people into calming down. It doesn't really work.work.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Harper. The Doctor tells her that she's ''at least'' doing what she believes in, even if it's rubbish.
18th Oct '12 7:09:47 AM Solle
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* GuileHero: Ace is trying to take a few levels in the trope. It works, briefly, but it backfired on her when she gets too confident.

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* GuileHero: Ace is trying to take a few levels in the trope. It works, briefly, but it backfired backfires on her when she gets too confident.
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