History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho014TheHolyTerror

6th Oct '15 3:45:26 PM LahmacunKebab
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%%* EpiphanicPrison
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%%* EpiphanicPrison* EpiphanicPrison: [[spoiler:Is this for Eugene.]]

* ThereAreNoCoincidences: All of the bibles end [[spoiler:''exactly'' on the last page. Strangely enough, Pepin's seems to be ver thin.]]
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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: All of the bibles end [[spoiler:''exactly'' on the last page. Strangely enough, Pepin's seems to be ver very thin.]]

%%* WorldLimitedToThePlot
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%%* WorldLimitedToThePlot* WorldLimitedToThePlot: Because the plot is everything to this world.
29th Sep '15 9:38:12 AM TLYoungPro
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->'''The Doctor''': "If itís any consolation, they were never real in the first place." ->'''Frobisher''': "No, Doc Ė thatís no consolation. They thought they were real, didnít they?" ->'''The Doctor''': "Just like the fish in the swimming pool Ö they felt pain, they felt fear Ö and more than that, they had hopes, and dreams and families. Yes. It is terrible. But thatís what comes of traveling in the TARDIS. All the people you meet, all the planets you see: you know they wonít last forever. And our next journey could be to a time when theyíll all have been long forgotten. Such little lives Ö that we could feel like gods, set apart from them all." ->'''Frobisher''': "And Ö thatís supposed to make me feel better?" ->'''The Doctor''': "No. No, not at all." ->'''Frobisher''': "For a while back there, Doc Ö I actually felt I could do some good! I actually felt I could save them all." ->'''The Doctor''': "I know, Frobisher. Believe me ... I know."
16th Jan '15 3:46:23 PM polooglu
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** It's made even worse, as after the melancholy ending, we hear the ending theme followed immediately by [[spoiler: chantings of "All hail Frobisher, all hail the big talking bird!" to a techno beat.]]
22nd Sep '14 8:10:59 PM ConfuzzledKoala
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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Eugene is this for the story, as he is the one who created the Castle as his SelfInflicedHell, killed his son in the first place, inflicting the emotional damage which will turn the Child into the killing machine he is, and though he is given the chance to pull a HeelFaceTurn at the end, he kills himself by way of the Child instead.]]
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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Eugene is this for the story, as he is the one who created the Castle as his SelfInflicedHell, SelfInflictedHell, killed his son in the first place, inflicting the emotional damage which will turn the Child into the killing machine he is, and though he is given the chance to pull a HeelFaceTurn at the end, he kills himself by way of the Child instead.]]
22nd Sep '14 8:10:29 PM ConfuzzledKoala
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* {{Absurdism}} * AbdicateTheThrone * AdiposeRex: The former empress. * AndThenWhat * BastardBastard: Childeric. * BigBadWannabe: Clovis, as described by the Doctor.
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* %%* {{Absurdism}} * %%* AbdicateTheThrone * AdiposeRex: The former empress. * empress, Berengaria. %%* AndThenWhat * BastardBastard: Childeric. Childeric, although he's not evil enough in Berengaria's eyes. [[spoiler:She's very, ''very'' wrong.]] * BigBadWannabe: BigBad: [[spoiler:Eugene is this for the story, as he is the one who created the Castle as his SelfInflicedHell, killed his son in the first place, inflicting the emotional damage which will turn the Child into the killing machine he is, and though he is given the chance to pull a HeelFaceTurn at the end, he kills himself by way of the Child instead.]] * BigBadWannabe: ** Clovis, as described by the Doctor.Doctor in the fourth part. ** [[spoiler:Childeric too, in a way, who is killed by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own creation]], the Child.]]

* BuffySpeak: Frobisher is nearly constantly referred to as "The big talking bird". * BurnTheWitch: Heretics.
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* BuffySpeak: Frobisher is nearly constantly referred to as "The "the big talking bird". bird", which makes the line [[spoiler:"all hail the big talking bird!"]] quite funny. * BurnTheWitch: Heretics.When a new GodEmperor is crowned, all those who worshipped the old one are burned at the stake. Although they are given a chance to recant, which most of them take.

* ClarkesThirdLaw
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%%* ClarkesThirdLaw * ClarkesThirdLaw{{Cliffhanger}}: Three, as usual, but most notably Part Three's cliffhanger is especially shocking: [[spoiler:The Child's voice morphs into that of Eugene's as he asks who his father is.]]

* CreepyBasement * DeathSeeker: Peppin and Childeric's mother. [[spoiler: She succeeds by the hands of Eugene's son]].
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* %%* CreepyBasement * DeathSeeker: Peppin Berengaria, Pepin and Childeric's mother. [[spoiler: She succeeds mother, is this. [[spoiler:She is eventually killed [[KickTheDog moments after finally seeing her son in a new light, and just after said son was murdered in front of her eyes]] by the hands of Eugene's son]].Child.]]

* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler: Clovis]] despite the fact he was trying to gear up for a HeroicSacrifice in contrast with his nature.
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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler: Clovis]] despite the fact he was trying to gear up for a HeroicSacrifice in contrast with his nature.

* DownerEnding * DreamApocalypse
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* DownerEnding [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: ''Big time''. See [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]. * DreamApocalypse[[spoiler:DreamApocalypse]]: [[spoiler:The Child's massacre]] ends up being this.

* EnfanteTerrible / RealityWarper: Childeric is trying to groom one. It works... [[GoneHorriblyRight FAR too well]]. * EpiphanicPrison * EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Frobisher. * [[EvilChancellor Evil High Priest]] * EvilPlan: The bastard son is obligated to have one for the rebellion. [[spoiler: But Childeric takes it a step further]].
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* EnfanteTerrible / RealityWarper: EnfanteTerrible[=/=]RealityWarper: Childeric is trying to groom his son into one. It works... [[spoiler:Well, Eugene's son. And it works ''far'' [[GoneHorriblyRight FAR too well]]. * well]].]] %%* EpiphanicPrison * EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Frobisher. Frobisher, the big talking bird. * [[EvilChancellor Evil High Priest]] Priest]]: As is designated by tradition, the High Priest must always betray the Lord Emporer. * EvilPlan: The bastard son is obligated to have one for the rebellion. [[spoiler: But Childeric takes it a step further]].rebellion, but Childeric's plan [[spoiler:is ''much'' more evil than the Castle has ever seen before.]]

* AGodAmI: Played with, Frobisher is worshiped as being some sort of an angelic being (All hail the big talking bird!). He is not comfortable with it at all. Also, the King is traditionally worshiped as a living God. This leads to problems, since each King invariably commits the ultimate blasphemy by ''dying.'' * GodEmperor: Though they're not immortal * TheGrotesque: Childeric, Pepin's evil brother who plots to overthrow him. [[spoiler: He appears to be the villain of this story, but isn't.]] * GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:Unbeknownst to Eugene]] until the WeirdnessCensor shatters. * HeroicSacrifice: The Captain of the guard for the people. [[spoiler: Peppin for his mother]]. * HoistByHisOwnPetard / TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Childeric]] * InsaneTrollLogic: As an emperor, Peppin is supposedly invincible so [[spoiler: the ritual assassination attempt is done with blanks]] because it wouldn't work anyway. * {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Scribes are not important]]? [[SelfInflictedHell They are]]. * JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: [[spoiler: Begins the moment The Doctor and Frobisher step out of the TARDIS.]] * LadyMacbeth: Peppin's wife. * LastWords: Finding out what they are, ForTheEvulz. * LukeIAmYourFather ** [[PlayingWithATrope Subverted at first, and then played straight.]] [[spoiler: Childeric isn't]]. * MadwomanInTheAttic: [[spoiler: Childeric's son in the vault]]
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* AGodAmI: Played with, Frobisher [[spoiler:Frobisher is worshiped as being some sort of an angelic being (All ("All hail Frobisher! All hail the big talking bird!).bird!"). He is not comfortable with it at all. ]] Also, the King is traditionally worshiped as a living God. This leads to problems, since each King invariably commits the ultimate blasphemy by ''dying.'' * GodEmperor: Though they're not immortal really immortal. * TheGrotesque: Childeric, Pepin's evil brother who plots to overthrow him. [[spoiler: He appears to be the villain of this story, but he really isn't.]] * GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:Unbeknownst [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop: Unbeknownst to Eugene]] Eugene until the WeirdnessCensor shatters. * HeroicSacrifice: The Captain of the guard for the people. [[spoiler: Peppin for his mother]]. * HoistByHisOwnPetard / TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Childeric]] * InsaneTrollLogic: As an emperor, Peppin is supposedly invincible so [[spoiler: the ritual assassination attempt is done with blanks]] because it wouldn't work anyway. * {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Scribes are not important]]? [[SelfInflictedHell They are]]. * JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: [[spoiler: Begins the moment The Doctor and Frobisher step out of the TARDIS.shatters.]] * LadyMacbeth: Peppin's wife. * LastWords: Finding HeroicSacrifice: The Captain of the guard for the people, although it's more of a StupidSacrifice, since the assassination attempt is always carried out what with blanks instead of bullets, [[spoiler:at least until they are, ForTheEvulz. * LukeIAmYourFather take the Doctor's advice]]. ** [[PlayingWithATrope Subverted at first, [[spoiler:SenselessSacrifice: Pepin does this for his mother, and then played straight.]] is killed by the Child. Depressingly, Berengaria is killed anyway.]] * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Childeric isn't]]. is killed by the Child when he is unable to keep him under control.]] * MadwomanInTheAttic: InsaneTrollLogic: As an emperor, Pepin is supposedly invincible so [[spoiler:the ritual assassination attempt is done with blanks]] because it wouldn't work anyway. * {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Scribes are not important]]? [[SelfInflictedHell They most certainly are]]. * JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Beginning [[spoiler:the moment The Doctor and Frobisher step out of the TARDIS.]] * [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: [[spoiler:Livilla, Arnulf, Childeric, Pepin and Berengaria are all killed off over the course of the story, in that order. The trope is then taken UpToEleven in the final part, where its revealed that the entire castle is ficticious, created by Eugene's imagination, and even he is killed by The Child in the end, leaving only The Doctor, Frobisher and the empty void.]] * LadyMacbeth: Livilla, Pepin's wife. * LastWords: [[spoiler:The Child restores Arnulf's voice only to hear his before he kills him.]] * LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Subverted, and then played straight]]: [[spoiler:Childeric isn't the Child's father, but Eugene is.]] * [[spoiler:MadwomanInTheAttic: Childeric's son in the vault]]

* MindRape: [[spoiler: What's actually going on. The entire castle serves as Eugene's punishment for the [[MoralEventHorizon murder of his own infant child.]]]] ** The child also commits Mind Rape on the Doctor. * MerlinSickness forced on [[spoiler: Peppin's wife]] * MoodWhiplash: One of the most well-loved examples in Creator/BigFinish. The serial switches from a hilarious parody of stereotypical Shakespearean tragedy and suddenly becomes a [[spoiler: disturbing examination of destiny as the characters stare inevitable death in the face and a man's fractured mind is slowly torn apart before the Doctor and Frobisher's eyes.]]
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* MindRape: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:MindRape: What's actually going on. The entire castle serves as Eugene's punishment for the [[MoralEventHorizon murder of his own infant child.]]]] ** child]]. The child Child also commits Mind Rape does this to The Doctor at one point.]] * MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: [[spoiler:''Child''eric.]] * MerlinSickness: Forced on the Doctor. * MerlinSickness forced on [[spoiler: Peppin's wife]] [[spoiler:Levilla]]. * MoodWhiplash: One of the most well-loved examples in Creator/BigFinish. The serial switches from a hilarious parody of stereotypical Shakespearean tragedy and suddenly becomes a [[spoiler: disturbing [[spoiler:disturbing examination of destiny as the characters stare inevitable death in the face and a man's fractured mind is slowly torn apart before the Doctor and Frobisher's eyes.]] ]]

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: When Eugene remembers that he killed his son]]. * {{Narrator}}: The scribe actually narrates. * PocketDimension: [[spoiler:The Castle.]]
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: When Eugene At the end of the story, [[spoiler:Eugene experiences this when he remembers that he killed his son]]. son.]] * {{Narrator}}: The scribe actually narrates. is this in-universe for the bibles. * PocketDimension: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:PocketDimension: The Castle.]]

* PsychologicalTormentZone: [[spoiler: For Eugene]].
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* PsychologicalTormentZone: [[spoiler: For Eugene]].[[spoiler:PsychologicalTormentZone[=/=]SelfInflictedHell: The Castle is this for Eugene, who is stuck in it forever because of his own deeds, namely murdering his son.]]

* SelfInflictedHell: [[spoiler: Somewhat. Eugene is forever stuck in it because of his own deeds]].

* ThereAreNoCoincidences: All of the bibles end [[spoiler:''exactly'' on the last page]]. * TongueTrauma: In order to mute Childeric's [[spoiler: son his]] servant.
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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: All of the bibles end [[spoiler:''exactly'' on the last page]]. page. Strangely enough, Pepin's seems to be ver thin.]] * TongueTrauma: In Childeric does this in order to mute Childeric's [[spoiler: son his]] servant.his servant, and almost to [[spoiler:Eugene]].

* TheUnfavourite: Peppin. * VerbalJudo * WellDoneSonGuy * WhamLine: "Are you my father?" * WorldLimitedToThePlot
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* TheUnfavourite: Peppin. * Pepin is this to his mother, not that Childeric is any better in her eyes. %%* VerbalJudo * %%* WellDoneSonGuy * WhamLine: "Are WhamLine: -->'''[[spoiler:The Child]]/[[spoiler:Eugene]]''': Are you my father?" * father? %%* WorldLimitedToThePlot
18th Jul '14 3:12:36 AM Vandegraff1
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* GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:Unbeknowest to Eugene]] until the WeirdnessCensor shatters.
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* GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:Unbeknowest [[spoiler:Unbeknownst to Eugene]] until the WeirdnessCensor shatters.

* InsaneTrollLogic: As an emperor, Peppin is supposedly invincible so [[spoiler: the ritual assasination attempt is done with blanks]] because it wouldn't work anyway.
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* InsaneTrollLogic: As an emperor, Peppin is supposedly invincible so [[spoiler: the ritual assasination assassination attempt is done with blanks]] because it wouldn't work anyway.

* LadyMacbeth: Pepin's wife.
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* LadyMacbeth: Pepin's Peppin's wife.
18th Jul '14 3:11:23 AM Vandegraff1
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* Deathseeker: Peppin and Childeric's mother. [[spoiler: She succeeds by the hands of Eugene's son]].
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* Deathseeker: DeathSeeker: Peppin and Childeric's mother. [[spoiler: She succeeds by the hands of Eugene's son]].

* DoomMagnet: The Tardis' tendency to do this gets lampshaded.
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* DoomMagnet: The Tardis' TARDIS' tendency to do this gets lampshaded.
19th Mar '14 11:09:50 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* YourHeadAsplode: The {{Enfante Terrible}}'s rampage during the climax, complete with an incredibly disturbing ''tearing sound.''
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* YourHeadAsplode: The {{Enfante Terrible}}'s rampage during the climax, complete with an incredibly disturbing ''tearing sound.'''' ----
30th Jan '14 12:46:45 PM TVRulezAgain
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* MindRape: [[spoiler: What's actually going on. The entire castle serves as [[CompleteMonster Eugene's]] punishment for the [[MoralEventHorizon murder of his own infant child.]]]]
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* MindRape: [[spoiler: What's actually going on. The entire castle serves as [[CompleteMonster Eugene's]] Eugene's punishment for the [[MoralEventHorizon murder of his own infant child.]]]]
31st Dec '13 4:07:56 PM LongLiveHumour
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This was the first BigFinish episode to feature the shape-shifting companion Frobisher, from the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics. It's also Creator/StevenMoffat's favourite Sixth Doctor episode in all of ''Series/DoctorWho''.
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This was the first BigFinish Creator/BigFinish episode to feature the shape-shifting companion Frobisher, from the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics. It's also Creator/StevenMoffat's favourite Sixth Doctor episode in all of ''Series/DoctorWho''.

* MoodWhiplash: One of the most well-loved examples in BigFinish. The serial switches from a hilarious parody of stereotypical Shakespearean tragedy and suddenly becomes a [[spoiler: disturbing examination of destiny as the characters stare inevitable death in the face and a man's fractured mind is slowly torn apart before the Doctor and Frobisher's eyes.]]
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* MoodWhiplash: One of the most well-loved examples in BigFinish.Creator/BigFinish. The serial switches from a hilarious parody of stereotypical Shakespearean tragedy and suddenly becomes a [[spoiler: disturbing examination of destiny as the characters stare inevitable death in the face and a man's fractured mind is slowly torn apart before the Doctor and Frobisher's eyes.]]
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