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->'''Emperor Dalek:''' You cannot hurt me. I am immortal.\\
'''Bad Wolf:''' You are tiny. I can see the whole of time and space, every single atom of your existence. [[PreMortemOneLiner And I divide them.]]

->'''Tenth Doctor:''' Hello. I...uh... (''pauses'') Huh. New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? ...Ah yes. Barcelona!
-->-- (''The Tenth Doctor's first words to his loving audience'')

When we left our heroes, they were staring down an absolutely ridiculous number of Daleks. Who turn out to be mutated humans, trapped in their pepperpot cans forever.

The Doctor and Jack rig a force field out of [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E11BoomTown Margaret the Slitheen's surfboard]], and go fetch Rose. Jack tenderly kisses Rose and the Doctor goodbye on their lips, and goes off the stall the Daleks, knowing that he probably won't survive. [[note]]This is the first time that the Doctor's kissed a guy ''on screen''. In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novels, the Doctor happily snogged his male companion Fitz (who had a crush on him) years earlier.[[/note]] The Doctor tricks Rose into going back into the TARDIS and sends her back to her own time to keep her safe. He activates a hologram recording that tells Rose to live a normal life, let the TARDIS die and experience all she can as a normal human girl.

Rose won't have any of it and, looking for a way back, notices the words "Bad Wolf" ''everywhere'' around her in cloudy grey London. For the first time, she realizes that it may not be a warning at all... it may be an inspiration. She talks Mickey and Jackie into ripping apart the TARDIS to expose the ship's living telepathic core to her.

The Daleks approach the comms center of the satellite as the Doctor is still preparing his wave attack, and they EX-TER-MI-NATE anyone they encounter -- including Lynda and Jack. The Dalek Emperor tells the Doctor to make his choice. Will he be a killer like he was in the Time War, murdering every last human on Earth to destroy the Daleks? Or will he be a coward and let nature take its course? The Doctor realizes that he can't bear to repeat the actions he took during the Time War, and says that he'd be a coward, any day. Even if it means letting those mutated humans live on as Daleks forever. Even if it means he'll have to sacrifice himself.

Just as he's about to be murdered, Rose steps in, with ''time itself'' pulsing through her from the TARDIS core. As a catalyst for the Time Stream, she's become a literal [[DeusExMachina Goddess from the machine]], and with a single word she promptly kills every last Dalek she can find. On top of that, she scatters the words "Bad Wolf" -- the name of the TV station -- throughout time, space and parallel dimensions, as a sign to herself. Oh, and she revives Jack. Remember the last time she [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E8FathersDay saved someone who was supposed to be dead]]? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

With all that, she collapses, and the Doctor, grinning, tells her... "I think you need a Doctor". He absorbs the full force of the Time Stream from her body by kissing her. It's a beautiful moment until it kills him.

Jack hears the "Vrorrp Vrorrp" of the TARDIS as it vanishes, leaving the poor guy stranded in 200,100... He's actually left behind on the satellite so he can go and star in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. However, Nine is starting to show an ominous glowing in his hand, and we realize something's wrong. He tells Rose that he had so many plans for her, like taking her to a planet called Barcelona with noseless dogs. Except that jolly rambling is interrupted by a jolt of hissing yellow energy thrashing inside of his chest. Though the Doctor's saved Rose, the Time Vortex energy he absorbed turned corrosive and it's making all his cells die. Now, he has to change into a new man to live on through regeneration. Knowing he's going to lose the aspects of this incarnation, the Ninth Doctor bids Rose Tyler a glass half-full goodbye with one last joke. [[TheNthDoctor The Doctor regenerates]] with a burst of flaming energy and morphs into Creator/DavidTennant, the Tenth Doctor. Rose doesn't remember a thing, and is terrified when a strange man is suddenly bouncing around the TARDIS. From there, the ending segues into [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CiNSDoctorWhoChildrenInNeed "Doctor Who: Children in Need"]].

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!!Tropes

* AllForNothing: The fact that the Daleks are still around makes what the Doctor did to end the Time War this.
* ArcWords: The meaning of "Bad Wolf" is finally explained. It doesn't have any inherent meaning, but was scattered across time and space by TARDIS!Rose to show normal Rose the way back to the Doctor.
* AssholeVictim: Roderick. To be fair he was only trying to survive in the Weakest Link and being a jerk about it. He told the people on Floor 0 the Daleks weren't there but the Daleks disappeared a long time ago. Subverted, in that he is exterminated alongside all the humans on Floor 0.
* BigDamnKiss: Between Jack and Rose, Jack and the Doctor and the Doctor and Rose.
* BigShutUp: "I think you're forgetting something. I'm the Doctor, and if there's one thing I can do it's talk. I've got five billion languages and you haven't got one way of stopping me, so if anybody's going to shut up, [[SuddenlyShouting IT'S]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting YOU]]''!!"
* BittersweetEnding: The Doctor regenerates, and Rose lives, but Jack's stuck on his own in the year 200,100, every secondary character has been killed, and Earth (which wasn't in a great shape to begin with) has been firebombed, with no word as to whether anyone on the planet is alive.
* BrickJoke: Just before he goes, Nine mentions going to Barcelona (Not the city, the planet Barcelona). Apparently they have dogs with no noses. Then he regenerates. The second thing Ten mentions? Barcelona!
* TheCaligula: The Dalek Emperor, as the Daleks hiding in space for hundreds of years has left them mad.
* CallBack: To [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]], with the Doctor having the power to destroy the Daleks but going through a moral dilemma, before ultimately refusing to go through with it.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Rose, as shown subtly by the way she looks at Linda when she shakes the Doctor's hand and gets in a line to the Doctor before her.
* ContinuityNod: Turning dead humans into Daleks is another idea [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks re-purposed]] from the period after everyone stopped watching the first time.
* CurbStompBattle: Before Bad Wolf shows up, the Daleks suffer a grand total of ''three'' casualties.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Lynda's extermination.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Rose, as Bad Wolf, to the Doctor.
-->'''Rose''': "I want you safe. My Doctor. Protected from the false god."
* DeusExMachina: A ''literal'' example with Rose[[note]]well, technically it would be Ex Machin''am'', since it's ''coming'' out of the machine[[/note]], a mere human companion, opening the heart of the TARDIS (although with help from her mother and Mickey), to telepathically pilot it to the 2001st century to save the Doctor, absorbing the vast energies of the time vortex, emerging out of from the TARDIS as the "Bad Wolf" to save the Doctor from the Daleks. "The god out of the machine."
** In fact, Rose's example above is another case of this: after obtaining godlike powers to stop the Daleks, she sends the words "[[ArcWords Bad Wolf]]" back through time to make sure her past self will follow the same path. In short, her "Bad Wolf" incarnation created itself.
* DecoyProtagonist: First-time viewers who haven't been spoiled could be forgiven for seeing the title, seeing Lynda's role in the story and thinking it means that she's going to replace Rose.
* DiscontinuityNod: Towards the half-human Doctor idea from the TV movie.
-->'''Rose:''' That makes them...half-human?\\
'''Emperor Dalek:''' Those words are blasphemy!
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Dalek Emperor has a teeth-rattling voice.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: The Doctor, surrounded by Daleks, just calmly accepts it, and closes his eyes. Cue [[BigDamnHeroes Bad Wolf]].
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner:
-->'''Dalek:''' EXTERMINATE!\\
'''Jack Harkness:''' I kind of figured that.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection: Played with in Jack's case. It occurs at the end of a season, but will define much of his character on both his spinoff and the parent show from here on (though we don't learn it was ''permanent'' here).
* FoilerFootage: An alternate ending where Rose dies was filmed with the intention of screening it for critics, but Davies decided it was too inferior to use.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Doctor hologram saying he's about to die and he hopes it's a good death.
* ForTheEvulz: The Daleks going to Floor 0 to wipe out the humans before they go to Floor 500.
* AGodAmI
** Bad Wolf has shades of this.
-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not right! You can't control life and death!\\
'''Bad Wolf:''' But I can.
** Also the Dalek Emperor: "I reached into the Dirt and made new life. I am the [[GodEmperor God of all Daleks!"]]
* GodEmperor: The Dalek Emperor.
* GoOutWithASmile: The Ninth Doctor.
* HeroicBSOD: After talking with the Emperor, we see the Doctor in the TARDIS, just leaning against the doors in defeat as the Daleks scream at him.
** Rose has one later when she can't get back to the Doctor.
* HeroicSacrifice: Several.
* HumanResources: The source of the Emperor's army.
** YouAreWhatYouHate: Don't tell the Daleks that makes them human.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Mickey and Jackie still don't like the Doctor, but they'll help Rose get back to him all the same.
* IWillFightSomeMoreForever: Jack continues firing his pistol at the Daleks as he's backed into a corner. "Last man standing!" Finally, they've got him, and he spreads his arms in a "{{bring it}}" posture.
* IfWeGetThroughThis: The two staff-members. Then the Daleks kill them.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Played with.
-->'''The Ninth Doctor:''' I just wanna say you were fantastic... Absolutely fantastic. And d'you know what? So was I.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The defabricator is able to destroy a Dalek in one hit, but in the process burns out. Fixing it will take Jack about a hundred years.
* KillEmAll: Virtually everyone on the station is slaughtered by the Daleks (who seem to sustain exactly one casualty before Bad Wolf unmakes them), and Captain Jack is the only one who seems to be restored to life. Only ''one'' person on the station doesn't die, and that's Rose. Granted, the Doctor and Jack don't ''stay'' dead. And that's not even mentioning the off-screen deaths of potentially billions of humans on Earth, which the Daleks are bombing (we see entire ''continents'' distort from the blasts).
* LargeHam: Even by Dalek standards, the Emperor is [[UpToEleven incredibly bombastic]].
* LipLockSunBlock: The BigDamnKiss between the Doctor and Rose.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. Also an ActorAllusion - the ''Harry Potter'' chapter is the [[BookEnds last appearance]] of David Tennant in the films, while this episode is the [[BookEnds first appearance]] of David Tennant in the series. [[note]]This episode aired after ''Goblet of Fire'' was filmed, but before it was in theatres.[[/note]]
* LoveTriangle: The Doctor, Jack and Rose all kiss in this episode.
* MoodWhiplash: Nine says goodbye to Rose, and regenerates. And the first thing we hear Ten say?
-->'''Tenth Doctor''': "Hello, I- (Beat) New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh, that's right. (Grins madly) [[BrickJoke Barcelona!]]"
* MortonsFork: The Doctor doesn't have the time to refine the delta ray -- either he lets the Daleks live and puts the whole universe at risk, or he commits another act of double genocide and takes out the human and Dalek races at once.
* MythologyGag: The TARDIS's holographic doctor was first seen in Infinite Requiem.
* MySkullRunnethOver: Almost happens to Rose, so the Doctor absorbs the energy and blocks her memory.
-->'''Bad Wolf:''' The sun, and the moon. The day, and the night. But why do they hurt? ... I can see everything. All that is. All that was. All that ever could be. ...My head... is killing me.
* NotMeThisTime: The Doctor, after the battle starts, assumes that, since they seemed to be behind everything else, the Daleks were behind the "Bad Wolf" words and asks the Dalek Emperor why he spread them through history. The Dalek Emperor responds that he doesn't know anything about them, and the Doctor realizes that if the AGodAmI Emperor did do it, he would have gloated about it like he did with the rest of his plan.
* OhCrap: Since when did Daleks have a concept of blasphemy? This is when the Doctor realises these Daleks are [[UpToEleven more dangerous than usual]].
** All over the Doctor's face when he hears the Emperor's voice.
* PhysicalGod: The Bad Wolf/TARDIS Matrix/Rose
* RealityEnsues: Lynda-with-a-Y. The Doctor thinks she'd be a great companion and even likes the idea of her traveling with him, but when you have a Dalek Empire descending on the station... what do you ''think'' will happen to her?
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The Bad Wolf ArcWords were originally intended to be a small EasterEgg appearing in the episodes, "something for the keen-eyed fans to spot each week" according to Russel T Davies. It was only after they realised that they'd not been nearly subtle enough and many people were speculating on their meaning that the producers created an explanation for the words' continual appearance - an explanation which would result in them reappearing as a warning in later episodes.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jack, to the people who don't believe the Daleks exist, and won't help them.
* SanDimasTime: Pointed out by Mickey when Rose is desperate to get back to the confrontation that's happening ''right now''... 198,000 years in the future.
* SarcasmMode: In as much as a Dalek can be sarcastic, one manages to be this.
-->'''Dalek''': Launch missiles.
-->'''Rose''': "You can't! The TARDIS doesn't have any defences, you're gonna kill 'im!"
-->'''Dalke''': You have predicted correctly.
* SacrificialLamb: Lynda, who this and the last episode seemed to be setting up as a possible companion.
* ScaryDogmaticAliens: "DO NOT BLASPHEME!"
* SeeYouInHell: Jack, like in ''Boom Town'' - except this time he knows he's going to certain death.
* ShaggyDogStory: The elaborate battle plans and heroic resistance that most of the episode focuses on hardly even slow the Daleks down. Earth's bombed enough to reshape entire continents, everyone on the station apart from the Doctor dies in a one-sided massacre and the Doctor can't go through with destroying the rest of humanity to stop the Daleks. Only Rose's return saves the shaggy dog from getting shot.
* TheSoCalledCoward: When faced with destroying all life in the system, he'll choose coward over killer any day.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Averted. When the Dalek rises up to the window of Lynda-with-a-Y's hiding place, while you don't ''hear'' it, its dome-lights flash in what is clearly it shouting "EX-TER-MIN-ATE", before it blasts the window apart, opening the room to the vacuum of space (evidently, the Daleks say it [[CallingYourAttacks more for themselves]] than anyone else at this stage).
* StableTimeLoop: The ArcWords "Bad Wolf" were planted by the TARDIS-possessed Rose so she could find a way to get back to the Doctor, which involves Rose getting possessed by the TARDIS so she can plant the "Bad Wolf" messages.
* TallPoppySyndrome: Briefly, when Rose is back in the twenty-first century, having a HeroicBSOD. Mickey's contribution to this discussion? He bitterly asks if she thinks saving worlds with the Doctor makes her better than everyone else.
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: In the Doctor's holographic message to Rose, he turns his head to her as if he knew she would walk around the hologram to its side.
* {{Technobabble}}: [[LampshadeHanging Try saying that while drunk.]]
* WhamLine:
-->'''Dalek Emperor:''' I did nothing... They [the Bad Wolf message] are not part of my design. [[VillainsNeverLie This is the truth of God]].
* WhatAnIdiot: The people in charge of the Gamestation do try to warn Earth about what's coming. Earth's only response is to cancel their license because they weren't showing any games.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Coward, any day.
** Earlier on, the Doctor suggests to Rose that they leave, and let history take its course. She points out he wouldn't do that.
* YouShallNotPass: Cap'n Jack!
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->'''Emperor Dalek:''' You cannot hurt me. I am immortal.\\
'''Bad Wolf:''' You are tiny. I can see the whole of time and space, every single atom of your existence. [[PreMortemOneLiner And I divide them.]]

->'''Tenth Doctor:''' Hello. I...uh... (''pauses'') Huh. New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? ...Ah yes. Barcelona!
-->-- (''The Tenth Doctor's first words to his loving audience'')

When we left our heroes, they were staring down an absolutely ridiculous number of Daleks. Who turn out to be mutated humans, trapped in their pepperpot cans forever.

The Doctor and Jack rig a force field out of [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E11BoomTown Margaret the Slitheen's surfboard]], and go fetch Rose. Jack tenderly kisses Rose and the Doctor goodbye on their lips, and goes off the stall the Daleks, knowing that he probably won't survive. [[note]]This is the first time that the Doctor's kissed a guy ''on screen''. In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novels, the Doctor happily snogged his male companion Fitz (who had a crush on him) years earlier.[[/note]] The Doctor tricks Rose into going back into the TARDIS and sends her back to her own time to keep her safe. He activates a hologram recording that tells Rose to live a normal life, let the TARDIS die and experience all she can as a normal human girl.

Rose won't have any of it and, looking for a way back, notices the words "Bad Wolf" ''everywhere'' around her in cloudy grey London. For the first time, she realizes that it may not be a warning at all... it may be an inspiration. She talks Mickey and Jackie into ripping apart the TARDIS to expose the ship's living telepathic core to her.

The Daleks approach the comms center of the satellite as the Doctor is still preparing his wave attack, and they EX-TER-MI-NATE anyone they encounter -- including Lynda and Jack. The Dalek Emperor tells the Doctor to make his choice. Will he be a killer like he was in the Time War, murdering every last human on Earth to destroy the Daleks? Or will he be a coward and let nature take its course? The Doctor realizes that he can't bear to repeat the actions he took during the Time War, and says that he'd be a coward, any day. Even if it means letting those mutated humans live on as Daleks forever. Even if it means he'll have to sacrifice himself.

Just as he's about to be murdered, Rose steps in, with ''time itself'' pulsing through her from the TARDIS core. As a catalyst for the Time Stream, she's become a literal [[DeusExMachina Goddess from the machine]], and with a single word she promptly kills every last Dalek she can find. On top of that, she scatters the words "Bad Wolf" -- the name of the TV station -- throughout time, space and parallel dimensions, as a sign to herself. Oh, and she revives Jack. Remember the last time she [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E8FathersDay saved someone who was supposed to be dead]]? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

With all that, she collapses, and the Doctor, grinning, tells her... "I think you need a Doctor". He absorbs the full force of the Time Stream from her body by kissing her. It's a beautiful moment until it kills him.

Jack hears the "Vrorrp Vrorrp" of the TARDIS as it vanishes, leaving the poor guy stranded in 200,100... He's actually left behind on the satellite so he can go and star in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. However, Nine is starting to show an ominous glowing in his hand, and we realize something's wrong. He tells Rose that he had so many plans for her, like taking her to a planet called Barcelona with noseless dogs. Except that jolly rambling is interrupted by a jolt of hissing yellow energy thrashing inside of his chest. Though the Doctor's saved Rose, the Time Vortex energy he absorbed turned corrosive and it's making all his cells die. Now, he has to change into a new man to live on through regeneration. Knowing he's going to lose the aspects of this incarnation, the Ninth Doctor bids Rose Tyler a glass half-full goodbye with one last joke. [[TheNthDoctor The Doctor regenerates]] with a burst of flaming energy and morphs into Creator/DavidTennant, the Tenth Doctor. Rose doesn't remember a thing, and is terrified when a strange man is suddenly bouncing around the TARDIS. From there, the ending segues into [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CiNSDoctorWhoChildrenInNeed "Doctor Who: Children in Need"]].

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!!Tropes

* AllForNothing: The fact that the Daleks are still around makes what the Doctor did to end the Time War this.
* ArcWords: The meaning of "Bad Wolf" is finally explained. It doesn't have any inherent meaning, but was scattered across time and space by TARDIS!Rose to show normal Rose the way back to the Doctor.
* AssholeVictim: Roderick. To be fair he was only trying to survive in the Weakest Link and being a jerk about it. He told the people on Floor 0 the Daleks weren't there but the Daleks disappeared a long time ago. Subverted, in that he is exterminated alongside all the humans on Floor 0.
* BigDamnKiss: Between Jack and Rose, Jack and the Doctor and the Doctor and Rose.
* BigShutUp: "I think you're forgetting something. I'm the Doctor, and if there's one thing I can do it's talk. I've got five billion languages and you haven't got one way of stopping me, so if anybody's going to shut up, [[SuddenlyShouting IT'S]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting YOU]]''!!"
* BittersweetEnding: The Doctor regenerates, and Rose lives, but Jack's stuck on his own in the year 200,100, every secondary character has been killed, and Earth (which wasn't in a great shape to begin with) has been firebombed, with no word as to whether anyone on the planet is alive.
* BrickJoke: Just before he goes, Nine mentions going to Barcelona (Not the city, the planet Barcelona). Apparently they have dogs with no noses. Then he regenerates. The second thing Ten mentions? Barcelona!
* TheCaligula: The Dalek Emperor, as the Daleks hiding in space for hundreds of years has left them mad.
* CallBack: To [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]], with the Doctor having the power to destroy the Daleks but going through a moral dilemma, before ultimately refusing to go through with it.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Rose, as shown subtly by the way she looks at Linda when she shakes the Doctor's hand and gets in a line to the Doctor before her.
* ContinuityNod: Turning dead humans into Daleks is another idea [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks re-purposed]] from the period after everyone stopped watching the first time.
* CurbStompBattle: Before Bad Wolf shows up, the Daleks suffer a grand total of ''three'' casualties.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Lynda's extermination.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Rose, as Bad Wolf, to the Doctor.
-->'''Rose''': "I want you safe. My Doctor. Protected from the false god."
* DeusExMachina: A ''literal'' example with Rose[[note]]well, technically it would be Ex Machin''am'', since it's ''coming'' out of the machine[[/note]], a mere human companion, opening the heart of the TARDIS (although with help from her mother and Mickey), to telepathically pilot it to the 2001st century to save the Doctor, absorbing the vast energies of the time vortex, emerging out of from the TARDIS as the "Bad Wolf" to save the Doctor from the Daleks. "The god out of the machine."
** In fact, Rose's example above is another case of this: after obtaining godlike powers to stop the Daleks, she sends the words "[[ArcWords Bad Wolf]]" back through time to make sure her past self will follow the same path. In short, her "Bad Wolf" incarnation created itself.
* DecoyProtagonist: First-time viewers who haven't been spoiled could be forgiven for seeing the title, seeing Lynda's role in the story and thinking it means that she's going to replace Rose.
* DiscontinuityNod: Towards the half-human Doctor idea from the TV movie.
-->'''Rose:''' That makes them...half-human?\\
'''Emperor Dalek:''' Those words are blasphemy!
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Dalek Emperor has a teeth-rattling voice.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: The Doctor, surrounded by Daleks, just calmly accepts it, and closes his eyes. Cue [[BigDamnHeroes Bad Wolf]].
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner:
-->'''Dalek:''' EXTERMINATE!\\
'''Jack Harkness:''' I kind of figured that.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection: Played with in Jack's case. It occurs at the end of a season, but will define much of his character on both his spinoff and the parent show from here on (though we don't learn it was ''permanent'' here).
* FoilerFootage: An alternate ending where Rose dies was filmed with the intention of screening it for critics, but Davies decided it was too inferior to use.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Doctor hologram saying he's about to die and he hopes it's a good death.
* ForTheEvulz: The Daleks going to Floor 0 to wipe out the humans before they go to Floor 500.
* AGodAmI
** Bad Wolf has shades of this.
-->'''The Doctor:''' It's not right! You can't control life and death!\\
'''Bad Wolf:''' But I can.
** Also the Dalek Emperor: "I reached into the Dirt and made new life. I am the [[GodEmperor God of all Daleks!"]]
* GodEmperor: The Dalek Emperor.
* GoOutWithASmile: The Ninth Doctor.
* HeroicBSOD: After talking with the Emperor, we see the Doctor in the TARDIS, just leaning against the doors in defeat as the Daleks scream at him.
** Rose has one later when she can't get back to the Doctor.
* HeroicSacrifice: Several.
* HumanResources: The source of the Emperor's army.
** YouAreWhatYouHate: Don't tell the Daleks that makes them human.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Mickey and Jackie still don't like the Doctor, but they'll help Rose get back to him all the same.
* IWillFightSomeMoreForever: Jack continues firing his pistol at the Daleks as he's backed into a corner. "Last man standing!" Finally, they've got him, and he spreads his arms in a "{{bring it}}" posture.
* IfWeGetThroughThis: The two staff-members. Then the Daleks kill them.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Played with.
-->'''The Ninth Doctor:''' I just wanna say you were fantastic... Absolutely fantastic. And d'you know what? So was I.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The defabricator is able to destroy a Dalek in one hit, but in the process burns out. Fixing it will take Jack about a hundred years.
* KillEmAll: Virtually everyone on the station is slaughtered by the Daleks (who seem to sustain exactly one casualty before Bad Wolf unmakes them), and Captain Jack is the only one who seems to be restored to life. Only ''one'' person on the station doesn't die, and that's Rose. Granted, the Doctor and Jack don't ''stay'' dead. And that's not even mentioning the off-screen deaths of potentially billions of humans on Earth, which the Daleks are bombing (we see entire ''continents'' distort from the blasts).
* LargeHam: Even by Dalek standards, the Emperor is [[UpToEleven incredibly bombastic]].
* LipLockSunBlock: The BigDamnKiss between the Doctor and Rose.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. Also an ActorAllusion - the ''Harry Potter'' chapter is the [[BookEnds last appearance]] of David Tennant in the films, while this episode is the [[BookEnds first appearance]] of David Tennant in the series. [[note]]This episode aired after ''Goblet of Fire'' was filmed, but before it was in theatres.[[/note]]
* LoveTriangle: The Doctor, Jack and Rose all kiss in this episode.
* MoodWhiplash: Nine says goodbye to Rose, and regenerates. And the first thing we hear Ten say?
-->'''Tenth Doctor''': "Hello, I- (Beat) New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh, that's right. (Grins madly) [[BrickJoke Barcelona!]]"
* MortonsFork: The Doctor doesn't have the time to refine the delta ray -- either he lets the Daleks live and puts the whole universe at risk, or he commits another act of double genocide and takes out the human and Dalek races at once.
* MythologyGag: The TARDIS's holographic doctor was first seen in Infinite Requiem.
* MySkullRunnethOver: Almost happens to Rose, so the Doctor absorbs the energy and blocks her memory.
-->'''Bad Wolf:''' The sun, and the moon. The day, and the night. But why do they hurt? ... I can see everything. All that is. All that was. All that ever could be. ...My head... is killing me.
* NotMeThisTime: The Doctor, after the battle starts, assumes that, since they seemed to be behind everything else, the Daleks were behind the "Bad Wolf" words and asks the Dalek Emperor why he spread them through history. The Dalek Emperor responds that he doesn't know anything about them, and the Doctor realizes that if the AGodAmI Emperor did do it, he would have gloated about it like he did with the rest of his plan.
* OhCrap: Since when did Daleks have a concept of blasphemy? This is when the Doctor realises these Daleks are [[UpToEleven more dangerous than usual]].
** All over the Doctor's face when he hears the Emperor's voice.
* PhysicalGod: The Bad Wolf/TARDIS Matrix/Rose
* RealityEnsues: Lynda-with-a-Y. The Doctor thinks she'd be a great companion and even likes the idea of her traveling with him, but when you have a Dalek Empire descending on the station... what do you ''think'' will happen to her?
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The Bad Wolf ArcWords were originally intended to be a small EasterEgg appearing in the episodes, "something for the keen-eyed fans to spot each week" according to Russel T Davies. It was only after they realised that they'd not been nearly subtle enough and many people were speculating on their meaning that the producers created an explanation for the words' continual appearance - an explanation which would result in them reappearing as a warning in later episodes.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jack, to the people who don't believe the Daleks exist, and won't help them.
* SanDimasTime: Pointed out by Mickey when Rose is desperate to get back to the confrontation that's happening ''right now''... 198,000 years in the future.
* SarcasmMode: In as much as a Dalek can be sarcastic, one manages to be this.
-->'''Dalek''': Launch missiles.
-->'''Rose''': "You can't! The TARDIS doesn't have any defences, you're gonna kill 'im!"
-->'''Dalke''': You have predicted correctly.
* SacrificialLamb: Lynda, who this and the last episode seemed to be setting up as a possible companion.
* ScaryDogmaticAliens: "DO NOT BLASPHEME!"
* SeeYouInHell: Jack, like in ''Boom Town'' - except this time he knows he's going to certain death.
* ShaggyDogStory: The elaborate battle plans and heroic resistance that most of the episode focuses on hardly even slow the Daleks down. Earth's bombed enough to reshape entire continents, everyone on the station apart from the Doctor dies in a one-sided massacre and the Doctor can't go through with destroying the rest of humanity to stop the Daleks. Only Rose's return saves the shaggy dog from getting shot.
* TheSoCalledCoward: When faced with destroying all life in the system, he'll choose coward over killer any day.
* SpaceIsNoisy: Averted. When the Dalek rises up to the window of Lynda-with-a-Y's hiding place, while you don't ''hear'' it, its dome-lights flash in what is clearly it shouting "EX-TER-MIN-ATE", before it blasts the window apart, opening the room to the vacuum of space (evidently, the Daleks say it [[CallingYourAttacks more for themselves]] than anyone else at this stage).
* StableTimeLoop: The ArcWords "Bad Wolf" were planted by the TARDIS-possessed Rose so she could find a way to get back to the Doctor, which involves Rose getting possessed by the TARDIS so she can plant the "Bad Wolf" messages.
* TallPoppySyndrome: Briefly, when Rose is back in the twenty-first century, having a HeroicBSOD. Mickey's contribution to this discussion? He bitterly asks if she thinks saving worlds with the Doctor makes her better than everyone else.
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: In the Doctor's holographic message to Rose, he turns his head to her as if he knew she would walk around the hologram to its side.
* {{Technobabble}}: [[LampshadeHanging Try saying that while drunk.]]
* WhamLine:
-->'''Dalek Emperor:''' I did nothing... They [the Bad Wolf message] are not part of my design. [[VillainsNeverLie This is the truth of God]].
* WhatAnIdiot: The people in charge of the Gamestation do try to warn Earth about what's coming. Earth's only response is to cancel their license because they weren't showing any games.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Coward, any day.
** Earlier on, the Doctor suggests to Rose that they leave, and let history take its course. She points out he wouldn't do that.
* YouShallNotPass: Cap'n Jack!
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* GoOutWithASmile: Nine
* HeroicBSOD: After talking with the Emperor, we see Nine in the TARDIS, just leaning against the doors in defeat as the Daleks scream at him.

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* GoOutWithASmile: Nine
The Ninth Doctor.
* HeroicBSOD: After talking with the Emperor, we see Nine the Doctor in the TARDIS, just leaning against the doors in defeat as the Daleks scream at him.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Mickey and Jackie still don't like the Doctor, but they still help Rose get back to him.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Mickey and Jackie still don't like the Doctor, but they still they'll help Rose get back to him.him all the same.


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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The defabricator is able to destroy a Dalek in one hit, but in the process burns out. Fixing it will take Jack about a hundred years.


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** All over the Doctor's face when he hears the Emperor's voice.


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* SarcasmMode: In as much as a Dalek can be sarcastic, one manages to be this.
-->'''Dalek''': Launch missiles.
-->'''Rose''': "You can't! The TARDIS doesn't have any defences, you're gonna kill 'im!"
-->'''Dalke''': You have predicted correctly.
9th May '14 4:03:14 PM Scorntex
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* CallBack: To [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]], with the Doctor having the power to destroy the Daleks but going through a moral dilemma.

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* CallBack: To [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]], with the Doctor having the power to destroy the Daleks but going through a moral dilemma.dilemma, before ultimately refusing to go through with it.


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* DeclarationOfProtection: Rose, as Bad Wolf, to the Doctor.
-->'''Rose''': "I want you safe. My Doctor. Protected from the false god."


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* FaceDeathWithDignity: The Doctor, surrounded by Daleks, just calmly accepts it, and closes his eyes. Cue [[BigDamnHeroes Bad Wolf]].
9th May '14 1:28:14 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* OhCrap: Since when did Daleks have a concept of blasphemy? This is when the Doctor realises these Daleks are [[BeyondTheImpossible more dangerous than usual]].

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* OhCrap: Since when did Daleks have a concept of blasphemy? This is when the Doctor realises these Daleks are [[BeyondTheImpossible [[UpToEleven more dangerous than usual]].



** Earlier on, the Doctor actually suggests to Rose that they leave, and let history take its course. She points out he wouldn't do that.

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** Earlier on, the Doctor actually suggests to Rose that they leave, and let history take its course. She points out he wouldn't do that.
9th May '14 7:41:30 AM Scorntex
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* AllForNothing: The fact that the Daleks are still around makes what the Doctor did to end the Time War this.



* BrickJoke: Just before he goes, Nine mentions going to Barcelona (Not the city, the planet Barcelona). Apparently they have dogs with no noses.

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* BrickJoke: Just before he goes, Nine mentions going to Barcelona (Not the city, the planet Barcelona). Apparently they have dogs with no noses. Then he regenerates. The second thing Ten mentions? Barcelona!


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* HeroicBSOD: After talking with the Emperor, we see Nine in the TARDIS, just leaning against the doors in defeat as the Daleks scream at him.
** Rose has one later when she can't get back to the Doctor.


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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Mickey and Jackie still don't like the Doctor, but they still help Rose get back to him.


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* LargeHam: Even by Dalek standards, the Emperor is [[UpToEleven incredibly bombastic]].


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jack, to the people who don't believe the Daleks exist, and won't help them.


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* TallPoppySyndrome: Briefly, when Rose is back in the twenty-first century, having a HeroicBSOD. Mickey's contribution to this discussion? He bitterly asks if she thinks saving worlds with the Doctor makes her better than everyone else.


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* WhatAnIdiot: The people in charge of the Gamestation do try to warn Earth about what's coming. Earth's only response is to cancel their license because they weren't showing any games.
9th May '14 7:22:55 AM Scorntex
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-->'''Tenth Doctor''': "Hello, Ok- (Beat) New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh, that's right. (Grins madly) [[BrickJoke Barcelona!]]"

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-->'''Tenth Doctor''': "Hello, Ok- I- (Beat) New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh, that's right. (Grins madly) [[BrickJoke Barcelona!]]"
9th May '14 7:22:12 AM Scorntex
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* BittersweetEnding: The Doctor regenerates, and Rose lives, but Jack's stuck on his own in the year 200,100, every secondary character has been killed, and Earth (which wasn't in a great shape to begin with) has been firebombed, with no word as to whether anyone on the planet is alive.
* BrickJoke: Just before he goes, Nine mentions going to Barcelona (Not the city, the planet Barcelona). Apparently they have dogs with no noses.



* CurbStompBattle: Before Bad Wolf shows up, the Daleks suffer a grand total of ''three'' casualties.



** YouAreWhatYouHate: Don't tell the Daleks that makes them human.



* IfWeGetThroughThis: The two staff-members.

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* IfWeGetThroughThis: The two staff-members. Then the Daleks kill them.



* MoodWhiplash: Nine says goodbye to Rose, and regenerates. And the first thing we hear Ten say?
-->'''Tenth Doctor''': "Hello, Ok- (Beat) New teeth. That's weird. So where was I? Oh, that's right. (Grins madly) [[BrickJoke Barcelona!]]"



* OhCrap: Since when did Daleks have a concept of blasphemy? This is when the Doctor realises these Daleks are [[BeyondTheImpossible more dangerous than usual]].



-->'''Dalek Emperor:''' I did nothing... They [the Bad Wolf message] are not my design. [[VillainsNeverLie This is the truth of God]].

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-->'''Dalek Emperor:''' I did nothing... They [the Bad Wolf message] are not part of my design. [[VillainsNeverLie This is the truth of God]].God]].
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Coward, any day.
** Earlier on, the Doctor actually suggests to Rose that they leave, and let history take its course. She points out he wouldn't do that.
22nd Apr '14 2:05:34 PM pi4t
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The Bad Wolf ArcWords were originally intended to be a small EasterEgg appearing in the episodes, "something for the keen-eyed fans to spot each week" according to Russel T Davies. It was only after they realised that they'd not been nearly subtle enough and many people were speculating on their meaning that the producers created an explanation for the words' continual appearance - an explanation which would result in them reappearing as a warning in later episodes.
6th Apr '14 10:12:18 AM nighttrainfm
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* CallForward: If you have heard reference to the clock "striking Twelve" in the latest series, look at the Doctor's watch as he begins to regenerate. It shows twelve o'clock.
26th Mar '14 4:23:13 AM Dingbot
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* CallForward: If you have heard reference to the clock "striking Twelve" in the latest series, look at the Doctor's watch as he begins to regenerate. It shows twelve o'clock.
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