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History Recap / DoctorWhoNSS2E9TheSatanPit

13th May '14 5:49:32 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:Satan's gonna scare the hell outta you.]]

->''"But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demigods and would-be gods. And out of all that, out of that whole pantheon, if I believe in one thing, just one thing... I believe in her."''
-->-- '''The Doctor'''

[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]'s cliffhanger leaves the Doctor stuck at the bottom of a very deep hole, and Rose stuck at the top surrounded by murderous Ood. The Doctor decides that if he can't go up, he might as well go down. The Beast [[DemonicPossession possessing]] the Ood starts to telepathically taunt the group, bringing out their fears, doubts and guilt. The Doctor tries to get the others to ignore the Beast... Until the Beast starts talking about killing his own race off in the Time War. Before the transmission cuts off he announces that he'll be free. The crew is now forced to go through the ventilation to escape the Ood, to get to the main gate.

The Doctor gets to the bottom and finds [[TheDevil The Beast]] himself and sees its real face. However, he notes, based on his unintelligible grunting, that The Beast is quite literally a [[EmptyShell shell of his former self]]... with his [[BodySurf consciousness possessing Toby and the Ood]]. The Doctor realises the planet was set up as a trap that will stop The Beast from ever escaping; if some schmo ever does break the urn that keeps him chained there, the black hole will promptly consume him (and the [[SchmuckBait unlucky schmo]]).

Back on the base, Rose and the other members of the group manage to make it out alive, save head of security Mr Jefferson, who dies [[YouShallNotPass defending the group]] from the Ood. The group are finally calling it quits and decide to leave, although the others have to drug Rose as she wants to stay where the Doctor is. Meanwhile, the Beast, aware that forcing [[SadisticChoice his entrapment could mean certain death for Rose]], [[EvilLaugh laughs]] at his presumed victory. Until the Doctor goes through with his bluff and breaks the urn.

On the ship, Toby who has been [[OutOfCharacter acting not only strange]], reveals himself as [[TheDevil the Beast]], declaring that [[BadassBoast he cannot die and will escape]]...In response, Rose shoots the window with a nail gun and opens the seat belt so Beast!Toby will be sucked into space...

The Doctor conveniently [[ContrivedCoincidence finds the TARDIS]] behind him and saves Ida as well as Rose and the remaining crew members by towing the spaceship from the black hole with his own TARDIS! The group wonders what the hell the Beast truly was, but the Doctor seems unwilling to answer, and says whatever it was, it's now gone...

Meanwhile, Rose herself is curious as to what the Beast meant by saying she will die in battle, but the Doctor assures her he was wrong. As the TARDIS disappears the captain of the expedition starts reading out the names of the deceased in the mission, including the Ood, as they return home.

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!!Tropes

* ActorAllusion: Mr. Jefferson (played by Danny Webb, who appeared in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'') appreciates the reference to air-vent escapes.
* AirVentPassageway: When Rose hears about the maintenance shafts, she's the first to point this out, getting an "I appreciate the reference" from Mr. Jefferson ([[ActorAllusion whose actor was in]] ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''). Unfortunately, they were designed for maintenance robots instead of people, so captain Zach has to remotely fill them with air section-by-section.
* ArcWords: Zach mentions that his team represents the Torchwood archive.
* AllOfThem: The Beast's reply when the Doctor asks which specific religion's devil it's supposed to be.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: The Beast's big "I won't die" speech involves the usual "darkness in the hearts of man" stuff.
* BadassBoast: The Beast's "I will never die" lines and others.
** Rose: "Go to Hell!" BOOM!
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Mr. Jefferson politely asks the Captain to asphyxiate him and give the others oxygen, figuring that it'd be more pleasant than dying to an Ood.
* BigRedDevil: With a ''scary'' face. It looks kind of like [[Music/IronMaiden Eddie]].
* BodySurf: The Beast to the Ood and Toby.
* CallBack: "Regret to inform, sir, I was a bit slow." as Jefferson gets trapped behind a sealed door in the air vent. This is close what Rose said [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E6Dalek when she was in the same situation]].
* ChekhovsGun: A bolt gun with exactly one shot to kill exactly one target.
* TheDeadHaveNames: Since the Ood were treated as livestock rather than people, they don't have individual names, but Zach lists them all "with honours", one by one, when reciting the death toll.
* TheDevil: The Beast claims to be this but The Doctor doesn't buy it.
* DevilButNoGod: Averted. The Doctor isn't convinced he's literally Satan but he is ''scary'' and in any case, there's a ''reason'' he's been imprisoned in a pit for all eternity, and the Beast himself references {{God}} and the Disciples of The Light.
* DevilIsALoser: When the Doctor confronts the Beast in its prison, he finds a giant towering red-horned monstrosity that roars at him and shoots fire. He realizes this Beast is just that... a simple beast, with its spirit and sentience gone elsewhere. The physical body of the Beast suddenly becomes a lot less scary.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Doctor is well known for challenging "gods" and other "demons", [[LampshadeHanging as he himself noted]], but this one is special because he claimed to be from "before time". It seems less Literature/TheBible and more of Creator/HPLovecraft.
* DoingInTheWizard: In contrast to the series' tendencies to offer a (quasi-)scientific explanation for various supernatural or mythological phenomena. While the Doctor clearly doesn't believe that the Beast is the actual Devil of mythology, he gets quite cagey when pressed on what he thinks it actually ''was'' and can't dismiss it with a scientific explanation as easily as he normally would.
* DugTooDeep: Inverted. The TARDIS is in the very bottom of the pit.
* DwindlingParty: TheTeam dies one by one as they attempt to stop the Ood uprising.
* DyingAlone: Ida asks the Doctor to come back up from the Pit because she doesn't want to do this.
* EldritchAbomination / CosmicHorrorStory: Deep space where the laws of physics behave strangely and there's a creature "from before time" that can drive people to madness... textbook example.
* EmptyShell: The Beast's body is empty of intelligence. However, there's probably still a connection, as when Toby makes his escape, the Beast's body begins laughing maniacally.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Beast underestimates the Doctor's drive at saving the universe, especially when it believes the Doctor won't risk losing Rose in the process.
* EvilPlan: The Beast wants to escape and do evil elsewhere.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The title; a pit with something claiming to be Satan inside.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
-->'''Mr Jefferson:''' Might I ask, sir, if you can't add oxygen to this area, could you expedite its removal?
* FlipPersonality: Toby. When he's possessed, his eyes turn red, his body is covered in arcane writing and he shouts imprecations in a gravelly voice. However, the times when he appears and acts normally are actually a ruse.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Beast's claim that Rose will die in battle. A statement that disturbs her and asks the Doctor about it, who quickly dismisses it, saying that The Beast was lying.
* GhostPlanet: People used to live here. They left drawings and writing, but they're long since gone.
* GodIsGood / SaintlyChurch: The "Disciples of Light" are responsible for imprisoning the Beast and the Beast itself is fond of religious imagery, so a religious group of some sort opposed him and likely worshipped something the opposite of what it claims to be.
* GottaGetYourHeadTogether: All the Ood hold their head in their hands when victim of the psychic backlash that neutralize them.
* HumanNotepad / MarkOfTheBeast: Toby
* IUhYouToo: The Doctor does a one-sided version of this whilst descending down the pit.
-->'''Doctor:''' Listen, tell Rose... (''pauses and shrugs'') Oh, she knows...
* LovecraftLite: When The Doctor confronts the Beast in his pit, the thing is trapped. He insults it and then ignores it for a logic puzzle. Then he tosses it into a black hole. This is not a lovecraft unstoppable deity.
* MaleGaze: Being stuck in a cramped air vent, with murderous Ood on their tails, doesn't stop Toby from leering at Rose's tail.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Toby. The Beast taunts him about his virginity.
* MultiTakeCut: During the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqlqQsKG94I "if I believe in one thing"]] speech.
* NoodleIncident: The Beast freaks out the crew by referencing various events in their own past not seen by the viewer. "The scientist, still running from daddy... The little boy who lied..."
* OneMythToExplainThemAll: This is what the Beast claims he is; the truth behind every devil myth in every religion and story.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Rose, in one of the most bizarrely accurate uses of "Go to Hell" in show history.
* PsychoticSmirk: Toby, believing that the Beast's mind has escaped the planet in him.
* RedEyesTakeWarning:
** Toby again.
** The Ood.
* {{Satan}}: Again, what the Beast claims to be.
* SealedEvilInACan: A being known only as "the Beast" (who claims to be {{Satan}}) is so powerful it was sealed miles underground the surface of a planet precariously orbiting a black hole, meaning that any attempt to escape would send the Beast and the planet to fall into it. These Disciples of the Light guys ''really'' didn't want this guy to escape.
* ShoutOut:
** Jefferson buys time for Rose et all by sacrificing himself in the air vents. He doesn't ''[[Film/{{Aliens}} take his pursuers out with a grenade]]'' but, hey.
** A Satan analogue is defeated immediately after [[YouCannotKillAnIdea boasting about how humanity will never be rid of him]] by specifically being [[Film/{{Legend}} being sucked into space]].
** During the rocket's escape, some of the alarm sounds include the door opening and closing sounds from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', continuing the trend from the last episode.
* TimeAbyss: The Beast claims to be ''older than the universe'' itself. The Doctor, a Time Lord, finds this hardest to swallow.
* VillainousBreakdown: The Beast, in Toby's body, goes ballistic and starts shouting his "I can't die" speech, when the Doctor destroys the mechanism keeping the planet from falling in the black hole.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: While this trope is played straight for most of the serial, it is ultimately defied, as the captain lists the names of all 50 Ood individually among the deceased, including "with honours" after each name.
* YouCannotKillAnIdea: Referenced by the Doctor when he monologues to the mindless-Beast and realizes the Beast is trying to send his mind out inside someone. While the mind may not be as powerful as it would be inside the Beast, the Doctor knows it could easily spread the idea of ''EVIL'' throughout the universe and how hard it is to defeat any idea.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/satan_5814.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Satan's gonna scare the hell outta you.]]

->''"But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demigods and would-be gods. And out of all that, out of that whole pantheon, if I believe in one thing, just one thing... I believe in her."''
-->-- '''The Doctor'''

[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]'s cliffhanger leaves the Doctor stuck at the bottom of a very deep hole, and Rose stuck at the top surrounded by murderous Ood. The Doctor decides that if he can't go up, he might as well go down. The Beast [[DemonicPossession possessing]] the Ood starts to telepathically taunt the group, bringing out their fears, doubts and guilt. The Doctor tries to get the others to ignore the Beast... Until the Beast starts talking about killing his own race off in the Time War. Before the transmission cuts off he announces that he'll be free. The crew is now forced to go through the ventilation to escape the Ood, to get to the main gate.

The Doctor gets to the bottom and finds [[TheDevil The Beast]] himself and sees its real face. However, he notes, based on his unintelligible grunting, that The Beast is quite literally a [[EmptyShell shell of his former self]]... with his [[BodySurf consciousness possessing Toby and the Ood]]. The Doctor realises the planet was set up as a trap that will stop The Beast from ever escaping; if some schmo ever does break the urn that keeps him chained there, the black hole will promptly consume him (and the [[SchmuckBait unlucky schmo]]).

Back on the base, Rose and the other members of the group manage to make it out alive, save head of security Mr Jefferson, who dies [[YouShallNotPass defending the group]] from the Ood. The group are finally calling it quits and decide to leave, although the others have to drug Rose as she wants to stay where the Doctor is. Meanwhile, the Beast, aware that forcing [[SadisticChoice his entrapment could mean certain death for Rose]], [[EvilLaugh laughs]] at his presumed victory. Until the Doctor goes through with his bluff and breaks the urn.

On the ship, Toby who has been [[OutOfCharacter acting not only strange]], reveals himself as [[TheDevil the Beast]], declaring that [[BadassBoast he cannot die and will escape]]...In response, Rose shoots the window with a nail gun and opens the seat belt so Beast!Toby will be sucked into space...

The Doctor conveniently [[ContrivedCoincidence finds the TARDIS]] behind him and saves Ida as well as Rose and the remaining crew members by towing the spaceship from the black hole with his own TARDIS! The group wonders what the hell the Beast truly was, but the Doctor seems unwilling to answer, and says whatever it was, it's now gone...

Meanwhile, Rose herself is curious as to what the Beast meant by saying she will die in battle, but the Doctor assures her he was wrong. As the TARDIS disappears the captain of the expedition starts reading out the names of the deceased in the mission, including the Ood, as they return home.

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!!Tropes

* ActorAllusion: Mr. Jefferson (played by Danny Webb, who appeared in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'') appreciates the reference to air-vent escapes.
* AirVentPassageway: When Rose hears about the maintenance shafts, she's the first to point this out, getting an "I appreciate the reference" from Mr. Jefferson ([[ActorAllusion whose actor was in]] ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''). Unfortunately, they were designed for maintenance robots instead of people, so captain Zach has to remotely fill them with air section-by-section.
* ArcWords: Zach mentions that his team represents the Torchwood archive.
* AllOfThem: The Beast's reply when the Doctor asks which specific religion's devil it's supposed to be.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: The Beast's big "I won't die" speech involves the usual "darkness in the hearts of man" stuff.
* BadassBoast: The Beast's "I will never die" lines and others.
** Rose: "Go to Hell!" BOOM!
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Mr. Jefferson politely asks the Captain to asphyxiate him and give the others oxygen, figuring that it'd be more pleasant than dying to an Ood.
* BigRedDevil: With a ''scary'' face. It looks kind of like [[Music/IronMaiden Eddie]].
* BodySurf: The Beast to the Ood and Toby.
* CallBack: "Regret to inform, sir, I was a bit slow." as Jefferson gets trapped behind a sealed door in the air vent. This is close what Rose said [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E6Dalek when she was in the same situation]].
* ChekhovsGun: A bolt gun with exactly one shot to kill exactly one target.
* TheDeadHaveNames: Since the Ood were treated as livestock rather than people, they don't have individual names, but Zach lists them all "with honours", one by one, when reciting the death toll.
* TheDevil: The Beast claims to be this but The Doctor doesn't buy it.
* DevilButNoGod: Averted. The Doctor isn't convinced he's literally Satan but he is ''scary'' and in any case, there's a ''reason'' he's been imprisoned in a pit for all eternity, and the Beast himself references {{God}} and the Disciples of The Light.
* DevilIsALoser: When the Doctor confronts the Beast in its prison, he finds a giant towering red-horned monstrosity that roars at him and shoots fire. He realizes this Beast is just that... a simple beast, with its spirit and sentience gone elsewhere. The physical body of the Beast suddenly becomes a lot less scary.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Doctor is well known for challenging "gods" and other "demons", [[LampshadeHanging as he himself noted]], but this one is special because he claimed to be from "before time". It seems less Literature/TheBible and more of Creator/HPLovecraft.
* DoingInTheWizard: In contrast to the series' tendencies to offer a (quasi-)scientific explanation for various supernatural or mythological phenomena. While the Doctor clearly doesn't believe that the Beast is the actual Devil of mythology, he gets quite cagey when pressed on what he thinks it actually ''was'' and can't dismiss it with a scientific explanation as easily as he normally would.
* DugTooDeep: Inverted. The TARDIS is in the very bottom of the pit.
* DwindlingParty: TheTeam dies one by one as they attempt to stop the Ood uprising.
* DyingAlone: Ida asks the Doctor to come back up from the Pit because she doesn't want to do this.
* EldritchAbomination / CosmicHorrorStory: Deep space where the laws of physics behave strangely and there's a creature "from before time" that can drive people to madness... textbook example.
* EmptyShell: The Beast's body is empty of intelligence. However, there's probably still a connection, as when Toby makes his escape, the Beast's body begins laughing maniacally.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Beast underestimates the Doctor's drive at saving the universe, especially when it believes the Doctor won't risk losing Rose in the process.
* EvilPlan: The Beast wants to escape and do evil elsewhere.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The title; a pit with something claiming to be Satan inside.
* FaceDeathWithDignity
-->'''Mr Jefferson:''' Might I ask, sir, if you can't add oxygen to this area, could you expedite its removal?
* FlipPersonality: Toby. When he's possessed, his eyes turn red, his body is covered in arcane writing and he shouts imprecations in a gravelly voice. However, the times when he appears and acts normally are actually a ruse.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Beast's claim that Rose will die in battle. A statement that disturbs her and asks the Doctor about it, who quickly dismisses it, saying that The Beast was lying.
* GhostPlanet: People used to live here. They left drawings and writing, but they're long since gone.
* GodIsGood / SaintlyChurch: The "Disciples of Light" are responsible for imprisoning the Beast and the Beast itself is fond of religious imagery, so a religious group of some sort opposed him and likely worshipped something the opposite of what it claims to be.
* GottaGetYourHeadTogether: All the Ood hold their head in their hands when victim of the psychic backlash that neutralize them.
* HumanNotepad / MarkOfTheBeast: Toby
* IUhYouToo: The Doctor does a one-sided version of this whilst descending down the pit.
-->'''Doctor:''' Listen, tell Rose... (''pauses and shrugs'') Oh, she knows...
* LovecraftLite: When The Doctor confronts the Beast in his pit, the thing is trapped. He insults it and then ignores it for a logic puzzle. Then he tosses it into a black hole. This is not a lovecraft unstoppable deity.
* MaleGaze: Being stuck in a cramped air vent, with murderous Ood on their tails, doesn't stop Toby from leering at Rose's tail.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Toby. The Beast taunts him about his virginity.
* MultiTakeCut: During the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqlqQsKG94I "if I believe in one thing"]] speech.
* NoodleIncident: The Beast freaks out the crew by referencing various events in their own past not seen by the viewer. "The scientist, still running from daddy... The little boy who lied..."
* OneMythToExplainThemAll: This is what the Beast claims he is; the truth behind every devil myth in every religion and story.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Rose, in one of the most bizarrely accurate uses of "Go to Hell" in show history.
* PsychoticSmirk: Toby, believing that the Beast's mind has escaped the planet in him.
* RedEyesTakeWarning:
** Toby again.
** The Ood.
* {{Satan}}: Again, what the Beast claims to be.
* SealedEvilInACan: A being known only as "the Beast" (who claims to be {{Satan}}) is so powerful it was sealed miles underground the surface of a planet precariously orbiting a black hole, meaning that any attempt to escape would send the Beast and the planet to fall into it. These Disciples of the Light guys ''really'' didn't want this guy to escape.
* ShoutOut:
** Jefferson buys time for Rose et all by sacrificing himself in the air vents. He doesn't ''[[Film/{{Aliens}} take his pursuers out with a grenade]]'' but, hey.
** A Satan analogue is defeated immediately after [[YouCannotKillAnIdea boasting about how humanity will never be rid of him]] by specifically being [[Film/{{Legend}} being sucked into space]].
** During the rocket's escape, some of the alarm sounds include the door opening and closing sounds from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', continuing the trend from the last episode.
* TimeAbyss: The Beast claims to be ''older than the universe'' itself. The Doctor, a Time Lord, finds this hardest to swallow.
* VillainousBreakdown: The Beast, in Toby's body, goes ballistic and starts shouting his "I can't die" speech, when the Doctor destroys the mechanism keeping the planet from falling in the black hole.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: While this trope is played straight for most of the serial, it is ultimately defied, as the captain lists the names of all 50 Ood individually among the deceased, including "with honours" after each name.
* YouCannotKillAnIdea: Referenced by the Doctor when he monologues to the mindless-Beast and realizes the Beast is trying to send his mind out inside someone. While the mind may not be as powerful as it would be inside the Beast, the Doctor knows it could easily spread the idea of ''EVIL'' throughout the universe and how hard it is to defeat any idea.

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7th Apr '14 11:20:57 PM EKonoMai
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Beast's claim that Rose will die in battle. A statement that disturbs her and asks the Doctor about it, who quickly dismisses it, saying that The Beast was lying.
7th Apr '14 11:19:39 PM JamesSwann
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* BadassBoast: The Beast's "I will never die" lines and others.

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* BadassBoast: The Beast's "I will never die" lines and others. others.
**Rose: "Go to Hell!" BOOM!
22nd Mar '14 12:48:40 PM Silverblade2
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* DugTooDeep: Inverted. [[spoiler:The TARDIS is in the very bottom of the pit.]]

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* DugTooDeep: Inverted. [[spoiler:The The TARDIS is in the very bottom of the pit.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}} :
** Possibly unintentional, but the concept of the Beast existing as consciousness beyond time bears disturbing similarities to Rassilon's ultimate plan to survive the Time War, as revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]].
** There is also The Beasts comment that Rose will die in battle. A statement that disturbs her and asks the Doctor about it, who quickly dismisses it, saying that The Beast was lying.
6th Mar '14 2:31:04 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** That, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or it really is Toby]] and The Beast is simply fooling him into thinking he's free as much as it's fooling everyone else, presumably ForTheEvulz.
25th Feb '14 3:47:01 AM CrowTR0bot
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* EmptyShell: The Beast's body is empty of intelligence. However, there's probably stil a connection, as when Toby makes his escape, the Beast's body begins laughing maniacally.

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* EmptyShell: The Beast's body is empty of intelligence. However, there's probably stil still a connection, as when Toby makes his escape, the Beast's body begins laughing maniacally.


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** That, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or it really is Toby]] and The Beast is simply fooling him into thinking he's free as much as it's fooling everyone else, presumably ForTheEvulz.
24th Feb '14 8:16:45 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* SealedEvilInACan: A being known only as "the Beast" (who claims to be {{Satan}}) is so powerful it was sealed miles underground the surface of a planet precariously orbiting a black hole, meaning that any attempt to escape would send the Beast and the planet to fall into it. These Disciples of the Light guys ''really'' didn't want this guy to escape.
5th Feb '14 9:19:24 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* DoingInTheWizard: In contras to the series' tendencies to offer a (quasi-)scientific explanation for various supernatural or mythological phenomena. While the Doctor clearly doesn't believe that the Beast is the actual Devil of mythology, he gets quite cagey when pressed on what he thinks it actually ''was'' and can't dismiss it with a scientific explanation as easily as he normally would.

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* DoingInTheWizard: In contras contrast to the series' tendencies to offer a (quasi-)scientific explanation for various supernatural or mythological phenomena. While the Doctor clearly doesn't believe that the Beast is the actual Devil of mythology, he gets quite cagey when pressed on what he thinks it actually ''was'' and can't dismiss it with a scientific explanation as easily as he normally would.



* VillainousBreakdown: The Beast, in Toby's body, goes ballistic and starts shouting his "I can't die" speech, when the Doctor destroys the mechanism keeping to planet from falling in the black hole.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The Beast, in Toby's body, goes ballistic and starts shouting his "I can't die" speech, when the Doctor destroys the mechanism keeping to the planet from falling in the black hole.
18th Jan '14 5:06:38 AM StFan
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->But Iíve seen a lot of this universe. Iíve seen fake gods and bad gods and demigods and would-be gods. And out of all that, out of that whole pantheon, if I believe in one thing, just one thingÖ I believe in her.
-->'''The Doctor'''

"[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]"'s cliffhanger leaves the Doctor stuck at the bottom of a very deep hole, and Rose stuck at the top surrounded by murderous Ood. The Doctor decides that if he can't go up, he might as well go down. The Beast [[DemonicPossession possessing]] the Ood starts to telepathically taunt the group, bringing out their fears, doubts and guilt. The Doctor tries to get the others to ignore the Beast... Until the Beast starts talking about killing his own race off in the Time War. Before the transmission cuts off he announces that he'll be free. The crew is now forced to go through the ventilation to escape the Ood, to get to the main gate.

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"[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E8TheImpossiblePlanet The [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet]]"'s Planet"]]'s cliffhanger leaves the Doctor stuck at the bottom of a very deep hole, and Rose stuck at the top surrounded by murderous Ood. The Doctor decides that if he can't go up, he might as well go down. The Beast [[DemonicPossession possessing]] the Ood starts to telepathically taunt the group, bringing out their fears, doubts and guilt. The Doctor tries to get the others to ignore the Beast... Until the Beast starts talking about killing his own race off in the Time War. Before the transmission cuts off he announces that he'll be free. The crew is now forced to go through the ventilation to escape the Ood, to get to the main gate.
18th Jan '14 5:05:27 AM StFan
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!Tropes
* ActorAllusion: Mr Jefferson (played by Danny Webb, who appeared in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'') appreciates the reference to air-vent escapes.
* AirVentPassageway: When Rose hears about the maintenance shafts, she's the first to point this out, getting an "I appreciate the reference" from Mr Jefferson ([[ActorAllusion whose actor was in]] ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''). Unfortunately, they were designed for maintenance robots instead of people, so captain Zach has to remotely fill them with air section-by-section.

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!Tropes
!!Tropes

* ActorAllusion: Mr Mr. Jefferson (played by Danny Webb, who appeared in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'') appreciates the reference to air-vent escapes.
* AirVentPassageway: When Rose hears about the maintenance shafts, she's the first to point this out, getting an "I appreciate the reference" from Mr Mr. Jefferson ([[ActorAllusion whose actor was in]] ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''). Unfortunately, they were designed for maintenance robots instead of people, so captain Zach has to remotely fill them with air section-by-section.



* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: The Beast's big "I won't die" speech involves the usual 'darkness in the hearts of man' stuff.

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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: The Beast's big "I won't die" speech involves the usual 'darkness "darkness in the hearts of man' stuff.man" stuff.
* BadassBoast: The Beast's "I will never die" lines and others.



* BadassBoast: The Beast's "I will never die" lines and others.



* CallBack: "Regret to inform, sir, I was a bit slow" as Jefferson gets trapped behind a sealed door in the air vent. This is close what Rose said [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E6Dalek when she was in the same situation]].

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* CallBack: "Regret to inform, sir, I was a bit slow" slow." as Jefferson gets trapped behind a sealed door in the air vent. This is close what Rose said [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E6Dalek when she was in the same situation]].



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Doctor is well known for challenging 'gods' and OTHER 'demons' [[LampshadeHanging As he himself noted]], but this one is special because he claimed to be from "before time". It seems less Literature/TheBible and more of Creator/HPLovecraft.



* DevilIsALoser: When the Doctor confronts the Beast in its prison, he finds a giant towering red horned monstrosity that roars at him and shoots fire. He realizes this Beast is just that... a simple beast, with its spirit and sentience gone elsewhere. The physical body of the Beast suddenly becomes a lot less scary.

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* DevilIsALoser: When the Doctor confronts the Beast in its prison, he finds a giant towering red horned red-horned monstrosity that roars at him and shoots fire. He realizes this Beast is just that... a simple beast, with its spirit and sentience gone elsewhere. The physical body of the Beast suddenly becomes a lot less scary.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Doctor is well known for challenging "gods" and other "demons", [[LampshadeHanging as he himself noted]], but this one is special because he claimed to be from "before time". It seems less Literature/TheBible and more of Creator/HPLovecraft.



* DugTooDeep: Inverted. [[spoiler: The TARDIS is in the very bottom of the pit.]]

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* DugTooDeep: Inverted. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The TARDIS is in the very bottom of the pit.]]]]
* DwindlingParty: TheTeam dies one by one as they attempt to stop the Ood uprising.



* DwindlingParty: TheTeam dies one by one as they attempt to stop the Ood uprising.
* EldritchAbomination[=/=]CosmicHorrorStory: Deep space where the laws of physics behave strangely and there's a creature 'from before time' that can drive people to madness....textbook example.
* EmptyShell: The Beast's body is empty of intelligence. However, when Toby makes his escape, the Beast's body begins laughing maniacally.

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* DwindlingParty: TheTeam dies one by one as they attempt to stop the Ood uprising.
* EldritchAbomination[=/=]CosmicHorrorStory:
EldritchAbomination / CosmicHorrorStory: Deep space where the laws of physics behave strangely and there's a creature 'from "from before time' time" that can drive people to madness....madness... textbook example.
* EmptyShell: The Beast's body is empty of intelligence. However, there's probably stil a connection, as when Toby makes his escape, the Beast's body begins laughing maniacally.



* {{Foreshadowing}}
** Possibly unintentional, but the concept of the Beast existing as consciousness beyond time bears disturbing similarities to Rassilon's ultimate plan to survive the Time War, as revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}
{{Foreshadowing}} :
** Possibly unintentional, but the concept of the Beast existing as consciousness beyond time bears disturbing similarities to Rassilon's ultimate plan to survive the Time War, as revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]Time]].



* GodIsGood / SaintlyChurch: The "Disciples of Light" are responsible for imprisoning the Beast and the Beast itself is fond of religious imagery so a religious group of some sort opposed him and likely worshipped something the opposite of what it claims to be.
* GhostPlanet: People used to live here. They left drawings and writing, but they're long since gone.
* HumanNotepad[=/=]MarkOfTheBeast: (literally) variety: Toby
* IUhYouToo: The Doctor does a one sided version of this whilst descending down the pit.
--> '''Doctor''': Listen, tell Rose... *''pauses and shrugs''* Oh, she knows...

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* GodIsGood / SaintlyChurch: The "Disciples of Light" are responsible for imprisoning the Beast and the Beast itself is fond of religious imagery so a religious group of some sort opposed him and likely worshipped something the opposite of what it claims to be.
* GhostPlanet: People used to live here. They left drawings and writing, but they're long since gone.
gone.
* HumanNotepad[=/=]MarkOfTheBeast: (literally) variety: GodIsGood / SaintlyChurch: The "Disciples of Light" are responsible for imprisoning the Beast and the Beast itself is fond of religious imagery, so a religious group of some sort opposed him and likely worshipped something the opposite of what it claims to be.
* GottaGetYourHeadTogether: All the Ood hold their head in their hands when victim of the psychic backlash that neutralize them.
* HumanNotepad / MarkOfTheBeast:
Toby
* IUhYouToo: The Doctor does a one sided one-sided version of this whilst descending down the pit.
--> '''Doctor''': -->'''Doctor:''' Listen, tell Rose... *''pauses (''pauses and shrugs''* shrugs'') Oh, she knows...



* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Rose, in one of the most bizarrely accurate uses of "Go to Hell" in show history.

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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: PreAsskickingOneLiner: Rose, in one of the most bizarrely accurate uses of "Go to Hell" in show history.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Toby again.
* {{Satan}} Again, what the Beast claims to be.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: RedEyesTakeWarning:
**
Toby again.
** The Ood.
* {{Satan}} {{Satan}}: Again, what the Beast claims to be.



** A Satan analogue is defeated immediately after [[YouCannotKillAnIdea boasting about how humanity will never be rid of him]] by specifically being [[{{Film/Legend}} being sucked into space]].

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** A Satan analogue is defeated immediately after [[YouCannotKillAnIdea boasting about how humanity will never be rid of him]] by specifically being [[{{Film/Legend}} [[Film/{{Legend}} being sucked into space]].



* VillainousBreakdown: The Beast, in Toby's body, goes ballistic and starts shouting his "I can't die" speech, when the Doctor destroys the mechanism keeping to planet from falling in the black hole.



* VillainousBreakdown: The Beast, in Toby's body, goes ballistic and starts shouting his "I can't die" speech, when the Doctor destroys the mechanism keeping to planet from falling in the black hole.
* YouCanNotKillAnIdea: Referenced by the Doctor when he monologues to the mindless-Beast and realizes the Beast is trying to send his mind out inside someone. While the mind may not be as powerful as it would be inside the Beast, the Doctor knows it could easily spread the idea of ''EVIL'' throughout the universe and how hard it is to defeat any idea.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The Beast, in Toby's body, goes ballistic and starts shouting his "I can't die" speech, when the Doctor destroys the mechanism keeping to planet from falling in the black hole.
* YouCanNotKillAnIdea:
YouCannotKillAnIdea: Referenced by the Doctor when he monologues to the mindless-Beast and realizes the Beast is trying to send his mind out inside someone. While the mind may not be as powerful as it would be inside the Beast, the Doctor knows it could easily spread the idea of ''EVIL'' throughout the universe and how hard it is to defeat any idea.idea.
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