History Recap / DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken

5th Jan '17 5:03:37 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EpiphanicPrison: Anyone who is evil and winds up on the planet becomes imprisoned in a stone form called a "melkur" by the anti-evil effects of the area (ItMakesSenseInContext). "Melkur" is their word for a fly trapped in honey. To be freed, all you have to do is ''not be evil anymore.'' Once your heart changes, you're free. Naturally, The Master had been stuck for a good long while. [[spoiler:''Not''. The Melkur is ''really'' his TARDIS, whose chameleon circuit works just fine. He's been free and able to orchestrate the evilness that had been going on all along. He probably avoided actually becoming a melkur by staying inside and moving it wherever he needed to be, as the melkur was sometimes seen to move.]]


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* MeaningfulName: Tremas. His body is taken over by the Master, whose title is a Significant Anagram of "Tremas". The Master frequently used aliases related to his name Reverend Magister, Mr. Seta, Colonel Masters, Sir Giles Estram but usually he had a chance to pick them himself.


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* LivingStatue: The Melkur turns out to be the Master's TARDIS, with the Master stuck inside.
* NightmareFace: The Master. He gets a new one at the end.


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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: At the end, the Master has been defeated and possibly killed and the Doctor has left. Then the Master reappears, kills Tremas and gains a new body, and it turns out to be the first part of a trilogy.
20th Dec '16 11:39:03 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* UnfitForGreatness: Subverted. Luvic has this opinion of himself and so rules himself out for the Keepership. When the post needs filling in an emergency, though, he finds his fitness.
5th Oct '16 5:47:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheNthDoctor: Geoffrey Beevers takes over as the Master, only for Anthony Ainley to take over at the story's end.
25th Apr '16 12:33:27 PM QueenofSwords
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* EvilRedhead: Kassia, after her FaceHeelTurn.



* FaceHeelTurn: Kassia.


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* KarmicDeath: Kassia ends up selling out her entire society to the Melkur due to a combination of LoveMakesYouEvil and LoveMakesYouStupid. Once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she stops being useful]], she gets what she so richly deserves.


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* WickedStepmother: Kassia has shades of this.
22nd Feb '16 7:26:20 PM foxley
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* ClothesMakeTheManiac: Kassia is turned evil by the necklace the Melkur gives her.
10th Dec '15 7:10:43 AM JamesAustin
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The Master and the Doctor do their usual dance of trying to beat each other, and while the Doctor does keep the Master from taking over the Source (some sort of HiveMind for Trakenites), the Master has the [[EvilLaugh last laugh]]. He [[GrandTheftMe hijacks Tremas's body]], de-aging himself out of the Crispy Fried Master he has been and exulting in "a new body . . . at last".

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The Master and the Doctor do their usual dance of trying to beat each other, and while the Doctor does keep the Master from taking over the Source (some sort of HiveMind for Trakenites), the Master has the [[EvilLaugh last laugh]]. He [[GrandTheftMe hijacks Tremas's body]], de-aging himself out of the Crispy Fried Master he has been and exulting in "a new body . . . body, at last".



* AscendedExtra: Nyssa - she was originally created just for this story, but the producers saw potential for her character as a companion and wrote her into the following story (though she was phased into it rather than joining the Doctor right away).

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* AscendedExtra: Nyssa - she was originally created just for this story, but the producers saw potential for her character as a companion and wrote her into the following story (though she was phased into it rather than joining the Doctor right away).



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%%* TheOtherDarrin: Crispy!Master is played by a different actor in his second appearance. WordOfGod says they were meant to be the same regeneration, so it's not a case of TheNthDoctor.



* SignificantAnagram: Averted, unusually enough for ''Series/DoctorWho''. "Tremas" is an obvious enough anagram for "Master", leading the viewer to think he's a baddie--but he is a good man and a staunch ally of the Doctor throughout.
** Not shockingly, the name of 'Tremas' [[ExecutiveMeddling was demanded by producer John Nathan-Turner]] because actor Anthony Ainley, who played the character, would be playing the Master soon enough. Reflecting back on it, most of the cast think that it was a pretty silly reason for the name.

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* SignificantAnagram: Averted, unusually enough for ''Series/DoctorWho''. ''Doctor Who''. "Tremas" is an obvious enough anagram for "Master", leading the viewer to think he's a baddie--but he is a good man and a staunch ally of the Doctor throughout.
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throughout. Not shockingly, the name of 'Tremas' "Tremas" [[ExecutiveMeddling was demanded by producer John Nathan-Turner]] because actor Anthony Ainley, who played the character, would be playing the Master soon enough. Reflecting back on it, most of the cast think that it was a pretty silly reason for the name.
18th Oct '15 3:50:34 PM JulietF2
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* TheBadGuyWins: The Master may not get control of Traken but he gets what he wanted most, a new body.

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* TheBadGuyWins: The Master may not get control of Traken but he gets what he wanted most, most: a new body.
29th Sep '15 3:29:45 AM goldenroad
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* FlowersOfRomance: Kassia became gradually infatuated when she was a child to the Melkur (giving flowers to the humanoid). However, the Melkur turned out to be [[spoiler:The Master]], who manipulated her into [[LoveMakesYouEvil killing and manipulating others]] in order to achieve the Keepership.

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* FlowersOfRomance: Kassia became gradually infatuated when she was a child to the Melkur (giving flowers to the humanoid). However, the Melkur turned out to be [[spoiler:The Master]], The Master, who manipulated her into [[LoveMakesYouEvil killing and manipulating others]] in order to achieve the Keepership.
20th Mar '15 4:51:34 PM Nightsky
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And yet the Trakenites are ''good'' to the evil statues. They are so good that they assign people to ''look after'' the statues: bring them little bouquets of flowers, inquire after their families, wipe off the bird poo, persuade them to forsake wickedness, etc., until such time as the statue's residual sentience fades away from sheer irritation. Then the stone crumbles into harmless dust and enriches the Trakenite soil.

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And yet the Trakenites are ''good'' to the evil statues. They are so good that they assign people to ''look after'' the statues: bring them little bouquets of flowers, inquire after their families, wipe off the bird poo, persuade them to forsake wickedness, wipe off the bird poo, etc., until such time as the statue's residual sentience fades away away, probably from sheer irritation. Then the stone crumbles into harmless dust and enriches the Trakenite soil.



* TheOtherDarrin: Crispy!Master is played by a different actor in his second appearance. WordOfGod says they were meant to be the same regeneration, so it's not a case of TheNthDoctor.

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* %%* TheOtherDarrin: Crispy!Master is played by a different actor in his second appearance. WordOfGod says they were meant to be the same regeneration, so it's not a case of TheNthDoctor.
19th Mar '15 9:21:26 PM Elusivehawk
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