History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex

22nd Mar '17 8:25:49 PM AthenaBlue
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*** One of the main characters gets {{Mind Rape}}d by the MOTW and nearly dies, only being saved (along with the last [=survivor(s)=] of the people already present) at the last minute by the actions of another main character.

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*** One of the main characters gets {{Mind Rape}}d by the MOTW and nearly dies, only being saved (along with the last [=survivor(s)=] of the people already present) at the last minute by the actions of another main character.
6th Mar '17 11:13:59 PM AthenaBlue
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*** One of the main characters gets {{Mind Rape}}d by the MOTW and nearly dies, only being saved (along with the last survivor(s) of the people already present) at the last minute by the actions of another main character.

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*** One of the main characters gets {{Mind Rape}}d by the MOTW and nearly dies, only being saved (along with the last survivor(s) [=survivor(s)=] of the people already present) at the last minute by the actions of another main character.
6th Mar '17 11:12:56 PM AthenaBlue
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[[caption-width-right:350:Time to get psychological...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Time to get psychological...psychological . . .]]



Interior: [[Film/TheShining the Overlook Hotel]]. A policewoman, Lucy, cautiously walks along the hotel's red carpet hallways. Seeing a specific door, she turns and opens it. A gorilla steps out from the suite's bathroom and stares back at her. There are other nightmares: shadows, creatures, [[Literature/{{It}} a clown sitting on a bed with a balloon]]. Flashes of something go through her head along with the words "praise him". A smile crosses her face, and she closes the door. Taking out a worn notepad, she starts to anxiously write down how she is the last one left, but it doesn't matter now because she will be released soon. Her writing turns automatic, as she becomes [[MadnessMantra stuck on the words]] "praise him, praise him...".

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Interior: [[Film/TheShining the Overlook Hotel]]. A policewoman, Lucy, cautiously walks along the hotel's red carpet hallways. Seeing a specific door, she turns and opens it. A gorilla steps out from the suite's bathroom and stares back at her. There are other nightmares: shadows, creatures, [[Literature/{{It}} a clown sitting on a bed with a balloon]]. Flashes of something go through her head along with the words "praise him". A smile crosses her face, and she closes the door. Taking out a worn notepad, she starts to anxiously write down how she is the last one left, but it doesn't matter now because she will be released soon. Her writing turns automatic, as she becomes [[MadnessMantra stuck on the words]] "praise him, praise him...".
him . . ."



* AlasPoorVillain: The Minotaur feeds because it must, and wishes it didn't. The Doctor pities it as it dies and it pities the Doctor. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Because he won't die.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: The Minotaur feeds because it must, and wishes it didn't. The Doctor pities it as it dies dies, and it pities the Doctor. [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Because he won't die.]]



** It's downplayed by Rita, who as the one character whose faith is in actual religion, is the one who greets her death with the most courage and dignity, while the others turned into gibbering fools.

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** It's downplayed by Rita, who as the one character whose faith is in an actual religion, is the one who greets her death with the most courage and dignity, while the others turned into gibbering fools.



-->'''Amy:''' That's not a question I thought I'd be asking this morning...

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-->'''Amy:''' That's not a question I thought I'd be asking this morning...morning . . .



* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Basically what the Doctor's 'god complex' is -- he can and must save everyone, always. Rita pulls him up on it, asking him why he thinks it's his duty to save them all.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Howie decides that they're in a facility in Norway built by the CIA for when the world is destroyed when it collides with another planet.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Basically what the Doctor's 'god complex' "god complex" is -- he can and must save everyone, always. Rita pulls him up on it, asking him why he thinks it's his duty to save them all.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Howie decides that they're in a facility in Norway built by the CIA for when the world is destroyed when it collides with another planet.



'''Howie:''' It's all there on the internet.\\

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'''Howie:''' It's all there on the internet.Internet.\\



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens An ancient creature drenched in the blood of innocents...]]"

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens An ancient creature drenched in the blood of innocents...innocents . . .]]"



* CreatorCameo: One of the producers of the show is on the wall as someone who has been consumed.
* DeathSeeker:
** The Minotaur wants nothing more than to die, but instinct drives it to feed.

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* CreatorCameo: One of the producers of the show is on the wall as someone who has been consumed.
one of the past victims.
* DeathSeeker:
DeathSeeker:
** The Minotaur wants nothing more than to die, but instinct drives it to feed.



* HenpeckedHusband: Rory's first response after getting unexpectedly knocked down: "[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Something hit me... was it Amy?]]" He mentions once being [[ShoeSlap hit by a shoe]] when he spoke ill of the Doctor in front of her. A shoe she had to bend down and unlace ''first!'' It's averted at the end of the episode. Rory goes over a number of reasons why Amy won't want to accept the Doctor's gift of the CoolCar... then decides he can live with it. He ''really'' wants the car.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Rory's first response after getting unexpectedly knocked down: "[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Something hit me...me . . . was it Amy?]]" He mentions once being [[ShoeSlap hit by a shoe]] when he spoke ill of the Doctor in front of her. A shoe she had to bend down and unlace ''first!'' It's averted at the end of the episode. Rory goes over a number of reasons why Amy won't want to accept the Doctor's gift of the CoolCar...CoolCar . . . then decides he can live with it. He ''really'' wants the car.



* IronicNurseryRhyme: ''Here comes a candle to light you to bed. Here comes a chopper to chop off your head. Chop... chop... chop... chop!'' Double points for being a real nursery rhyme. Note to foreigners: British nursery rhymes are [[http://www.rhymes.org.uk/oranges_and_lemons.htm deeply disturbing.]]

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* IronicNurseryRhyme: ''Here comes a candle to light you to bed. Here comes a chopper to chop off your head. Chop... chop... chop...Chop . . . chop . . . chop . . . chop!'' Double points for being a real nursery rhyme. Note to foreigners: British nursery rhymes are [[http://www.rhymes.org.uk/oranges_and_lemons.htm deeply disturbing.]]



-->'''The Doctor''': Are there any more of you?\\
'''Rita''': Joe. But he's tied up right now.\\
'''The Doctor''': Doing what?\\
'''Rita''': No. I mean he's tied up right now.

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-->'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' Are there any more of you?\\
'''Rita''': '''Rita:''' Joe. But he's tied up right now.\\
'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' Doing what?\\
'''Rita''': '''Rita:''' No. I mean he's tied up right now.



-->"You haven't seen the last of me. Bad Penny is my middle name. Seriously, the looks I get when I fill in a form..."
* MindRape: The Minotaur digs into a person's mind to find their fear, uses it to expose their faith, and then converts that faith into faith in itself, and in the process, turns them into giddy and zealous death seekers.

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-->"You haven't seen the last of me. Bad Penny is my middle name. Seriously, the looks I get when I fill in a form...form . . ."
* MindRape: The Minotaur digs into a person's mind to find their fear, uses it to expose their faith, and then converts that faith into faith in itself, and in the process, turns them into giddy and zealous death seekers.



** When the Doctor finds his room: we hear the cloister bell ringing, and can assume that a person is in there, but that's all.
* NotSoDifferent: The Minotaur and the Doctor are both ancient creatures soaked in the blood of the innocent. The difference is that the former wants to die.

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** When the Doctor finds his room: we hear the cloister bell Cloister Bell ringing, and can assume that a person is in there, but that's all.
* NotSoDifferent: The Minotaur and the Doctor are both ancient creatures soaked in the blood of the innocent. The difference is that the former wants to die.



* OneSteveLimit: In the script read-through (shown on ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'') the policewoman in the opening sequence is named Lucy Miller. By the time of the episode, she has been renamed as Lucy Hayward, presumably to avoid confusion with [[Characters/BigFinishDoctorWho Lucie Miller]].

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* OneSteveLimit: In the script read-through (shown on ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'') the policewoman in the opening sequence is was named Lucy Miller. By the time of the episode, she has had been renamed as Lucy Hayward, presumably to avoid confusion with [[Characters/BigFinishDoctorWho Lucie Miller]].



--> '''The Doctor:''' "Your civilisation is one of the oldest in the galaxy. Now I see why. Your cowardice isn't quaint, it's sly, aggressive. It's how that gene of gutlessness has survived while so many others have perished."

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--> '''The -->'''The Doctor:''' "Your civilisation is one of the oldest in the galaxy. Now I see why. Your cowardice isn't quaint, it's sly, aggressive. It's how that gene of gutlessness has survived while so many others have perished."



** The setup of the episode as a whole is clearly based on the Minotaur of Crete from Myth/GreekMythology: A bull / man monster trapped in an inescapable labyrinth, with victims periodically chucked in for it to feed on.

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** The setup of the episode as a whole is clearly based on the Minotaur of Crete from Myth/GreekMythology: A bull / man bull[=/=]man monster trapped in an inescapable labyrinth, with victims periodically chucked in for it to feed on.
12th Feb '17 9:24:22 AM AthenaBlue
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* ConspicuousCGI: {{Invoked|Trope}}. When Joe escapes his restraints, the rope comes loose on its own, and it's ''very'' obvious CGI. This is the first hint that the hotel is actually a hologram.
12th Feb '17 2:14:59 AM AthenaBlue
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-->'''Rita:''' You are a ''medical'' doctor, aren't you? You don't have a degree in . . . ''cheese'' making?

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-->'''Rita:''' You are a ''medical'' doctor, aren't you? You don't have a degree in . . . ''cheese'' making?making or something?



* PsychologicalTormentZone: First captives are baffled by their sudden appearance in the hotel. Then they are scared out of their shit. Then whatever they belive in is used to brainwash them.

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* PsychologicalTormentZone: First captives are baffled by their sudden appearance in the hotel. Then they are scared out of their shit. Then whatever they belive believe in is used to brainwash them.
12th Feb '17 2:08:46 AM AthenaBlue
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** The wall of photos has numerous aliens the Doctor has encountered over the years, either as the victims themselves or fears of the victims, including a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth Sister of Plenitude]], a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Tritovore]], a Sontaran, a Judoon and the Daleks.

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** The wall of photos has numerous aliens the Doctor has encountered over the years, either as the victims themselves or fears of the victims, including a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth Sister of Plenitude]], a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Tritovore]], a Sontaran, a Judoon Judoon, a Silurian and the Daleks.
12th Feb '17 2:08:07 AM AthenaBlue
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** The wall of photos has numerous aliens the Doctor has encountered over the years, either as the victims themselves or fears of the victims, including a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth Sister of Plenitude]], a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Tritovore]], a Sontaran and a Judoon.

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** The wall of photos has numerous aliens the Doctor has encountered over the years, either as the victims themselves or fears of the victims, including a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth Sister of Plenitude]], a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Tritovore]], a Sontaran Sontaran, a Judoon and a Judoon.the Daleks.



** This isn't the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice first time]] Rory has wielded a mop. Or a broom. The Doctor, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang too.

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** This isn't the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice first time]] Rory has wielded a mop. Or a broom. The Doctor, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang too.too]].
12th Feb '17 2:04:43 AM AthenaBlue
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They find numerous pictures of the dead, human and alien alike, [[Film/TheShining mounted on the lobby walls]], with captions describing the greatest fear of each person. Amy finds sheets of Lucy's notebook in a hallway, and the Doctor realizes that whatever is killing the guests does so by luring the person to open a specific door to witness their worst fear. At that moment, it is able to occupy the person's mind and turn them into a state like Joe's. He warns everyone to not open a single door unless instructed.

Of course, Howie is drawn to one, where he is shamed by a group of beautiful young women for being a stuttering conspiracy nerd. The Doctor quickly closes it, hoping that it is not too late. Joe starts to utter "praise him", luring the beast near. Rory briefly catches a glimpse of a door labelled as a fire exit, but it disappears when he turns back to look at it. Amy and Gibbis find one with Weeping Angels -- possibly meant for Gibbis. The Doctor instructs everyone into specific doors not containing anyone's fears, but Joe goes outside, and killed by the beast.

The group returns Joe's body to the dining room. The Doctor talks with Rita and Gibbis, learning that each were pulled from their worlds and brought here. Rita was a woman from Earth. Gibbis' species finds happiness in meek and nervous slavery, and he can't wait to go back home again and quietly await the next random alien invasion of his planet.

As they determine their next plan, the Doctor becomes aware that Howie has started to say "praise him". The group uses Howie's voice over the intercom to lure the beast into the hotel's beauty parlour and trap him there temporarily. The Doctor talks to the Minotaur-creature and discovers that it wishes to die, and he realizes that the hotel has become a prison for it. Instinct forces it to feed and the hotel provides sustenance for it. Howie manages to escape by appealing to Gibbis' desire to be used and seeks out the beast so it can kill him. It breaks out and does so.

The group splits off to try to find more answers about the hotel. The Doctor tells them that the monster must feed on fear. Since Rory has no fear left in his life, the monster obviously doesn't want him. The answer, the Doctor tells everyone, is to focus on ''faith'' instead of fear.

Unfortunately alone, Amy opens up a door that calls to her. The Doctor happens to open another door (to Room 11) that has called to him, and glumly recognises what is waiting for him. We never get to see it (although [[OhCrap the Cloister Bell is heard ringing]]), and he puts a "do not disturb" sign on the door.

After everyone's regrouped, the Doctor chats with Rita in the stairwell, reassuring her that everyone will be fine. She comments that she knows things will be fine -- after all, this is obviously Jahannam; Muslim Hell. She's lived a good life, [[GodIsGood so she knows that Allah will judge her fairly]] and she can deal with whatever she encounters. The fact that she's now stuck in a shifting hotel with a couple of ''aliens'' is filed under "freak out about later". The Doctor promises to get her out and show her the stars. Rita asks the Doctor why he feels the need to be responsible for everyone, commenting that he has quite [[TitleDrop the God complex]]. The Doctor seems to take this to heart, but is distracted when he notices a CCTV camera nearby. He rushes off to find the room where all of the cameras lead, while Rita remains, staring into the camera wistfully. "Praise him", she says.

When the Doctor finds the security booth he begins scouring the screens for signs of the Minotaur, he sees only Rita finding her door again and walking in. It has her father in it, mocking her for average grades. The Doctor calls Rita's room on the phone, begging her to let him find her and save her. She refuses, telling him that the hotel's shifting rooms would keep them miles apart. As the Minotaur approaches, the Doctor's pleas for Rita to save herself go unanswered. Rita hangs up and begs the Doctor to look away while she dies, in order to give her some final dignity. The Doctor sonics the screen off as Rita bravely, and happily, faces her death.

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They find numerous pictures of the dead, human and alien alike, [[Film/TheShining mounted on the lobby walls]], with captions describing the each person's greatest fear of each person. fear. Amy finds the sheets of from Lucy's notebook in a hallway, and the Doctor realizes that whatever is killing the guests does so by luring the person to open a specific door to witness their worst fear. At that moment, it is able to occupy the person's mind and turn them into a state like Joe's. He warns everyone to not open a single door unless instructed.

Of course, Howie is drawn to one, where he is shamed by a group of beautiful young women for being a stuttering conspiracy nerd. The Doctor quickly closes it, hoping that it is not too late. Joe starts to utter "praise him", luring the beast near. Rory briefly catches a glimpse of a door labelled as a fire exit, but it disappears when he turns back to look at it. Amy and Gibbis find one with Weeping Angels -- possibly meant for Gibbis. The Doctor instructs everyone into specific doors not containing anyone's fears, but Rita, pushing Joe, winds up in her room anyway. It has her father in it, mocking her for average grades. Because Rita is distracted, Joe goes outside, and is killed by the beast.

The group returns Joe's body to the dining room. The Doctor talks with Rita and Gibbis, learning that each were pulled from their worlds and brought here. Rita was a woman is from Earth. Gibbis' species finds happiness in meek and nervous slavery, and he can't wait to go back home again and quietly await the next random alien invasion of his planet.

As they determine their next plan, the Doctor becomes aware that Howie has started to say "praise him". The group uses Howie's voice over the intercom to lure the beast into the hotel's beauty parlour and trap him there temporarily. The Doctor talks to the Minotaur-creature and discovers that it wishes to die, and he realizes that the hotel has become a prison for it. Instinct forces it to feed and the hotel provides sustenance for it. Howie manages to escape by appealing to Gibbis' desire to be used and seeks out the beast so it can kill him. It breaks out and does so.

so.

Unfortunately, Amy opens up a door[[labelnote:*]]Room 7[[/labelnote]] that calls to her. Rita notices, and tells her "You shouldn't've done that."
The group splits off Doctor happens to try open another door (to Room 11) that has called to find more answers about him, and glumly recognizes what is waiting for him. We never get to see it (although [[OhCrap the hotel.Cloister Bell is heard ringing]]), and he puts a "do not disturb" sign on the door.

They bring Howie's body back to the dining room, and place him next to Joe.
The Doctor tells them that the monster must feed on fear. Since Rory has no fear left in his life, the monster obviously doesn't want him. The answer, the Doctor tells everyone, is to focus on ''faith'' instead of fear.

Unfortunately alone, Amy opens up a door that calls to her.
fear. The Doctor happens to open another door (to Room 11) that has called to him, and glumly recognises what is waiting for him. We never get to see it (although [[OhCrap the Cloister Bell is heard ringing]]), and he puts a "do not disturb" sign on the door.

After everyone's regrouped, the
Doctor chats with Rita in the stairwell, Rita, reassuring her that everyone will be fine. She comments that she knows things will be fine -- after all, this is obviously Jahannam; Muslim Hell. She's lived a good life, [[GodIsGood so she knows that Allah will judge her fairly]] and she can deal with whatever she encounters. The fact that she's now stuck in a shifting hotel with a couple of ''aliens'' is filed under "freak out about later". The

After everyone's regrouped, the
Doctor promises to Rita he'll get her out and show her the stars. Rita asks the Doctor why he feels the need to be responsible for everyone, commenting that he has quite [[TitleDrop the God complex]]. The Doctor seems to take this to heart, but is distracted when he notices a CCTV camera nearby. He rushes off to find the room where all of the cameras lead, while Rita remains, staring into the camera wistfully. "Praise him", him," she says.

When the Doctor finds the security booth he begins scouring the screens for signs of the Minotaur, he sees only Rita finding her door again and walking in. It has her father in it, mocking her for average grades. further into the hotel. The Doctor calls Rita's room on the phone, a nearby room, begging her to let him find her and save her. She refuses, telling him that the hotel's shifting rooms would keep them miles apart. As the Minotaur approaches, the Doctor's pleas for Rita to save herself go unanswered. Rita hangs up and begs the Doctor to look away while she dies, in order to give her some final dignity. The Doctor sonics the screen off as Rita bravely, and happily, faces her death.



Everyone returns to the hotel's bar. The Doctor comes to realise that the beast is not feeding on fear at all; it's the strong faith of each of its victims. Joe, the gambler, was savvy to luck; Howie was a conspiracy theorist that stuck to his convictions, Rita was a devoted Muslim, and Gibbis, who hasn't been affected ''yet'', relies completely on his planet's many conquerors. Rory just has no real single point of great faith, and the building has been showing him exits because it has no use for him. The Doctor suffers a HeroicBSOD when he realises that he's been ''encouraging'' the gang to focus on their faith, and that he's caused their deaths. He's interrupted, when he hears that Amy is now saying "praise him". Her faith in the Doctor is what brought them to the hotel in the first place and what is feeding the beast right now.

The four race to the door that Amy opened previously, followed by the beast. Inside is young Amelia Pond, waiting in her coat with with her suitcase to join her Raggedy Doctor on the night she met him. As Rory and Gibbis try to hold the beast back, the Doctor, speaking to both Amys, tells her he can't save her. He took her along because he was vain and lonely. He ruins lives and lies to everyone. He invites people along for a ride, ''knowing'' that his life is full of war, death and loss. Because he's not a God, and not a Devil -- just "a mad man with a box". It's time for her, "[[TheMaidenNameDebate Amy Williams]]", to just go home. Amy's faith is broken, and the beast lets out a savage roar, falling to the floor. The Doctor races outside, finding it dying.

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Everyone returns to the hotel's bar. The Doctor comes to realise that the beast is not feeding on fear at all; it's the strong faith of each of its victims. Joe, the gambler, was savvy to luck; Howie was a conspiracy theorist that stuck to his convictions, Rita was a devoted Muslim, and Gibbis, who hasn't been affected ''yet'', relies completely on his planet's many conquerors. Rory just has no real single point of great faith, and the building has been showing him exits because it has no use for him. The Doctor suffers a HeroicBSOD when he realises that he's been ''encouraging'' the gang to focus on their faith, and that he's caused their deaths. He's interrupted, interrupted when he hears that Amy is now saying "praise him". Her faith in the Doctor is what brought them to the hotel in the first place place, and what is feeding the beast right now.

The four race to the door that Amy opened previously, followed by the beast. Inside is young Amelia Pond, waiting in her coat with with her suitcase to join her Raggedy Doctor on the night she met him. As Rory and Gibbis try to hold the beast back, the Doctor, speaking to both Amys, tells her he can't save her. He took her along because he was vain and lonely. He ruins lives and lies to everyone. He invites people along for a ride, ''knowing'' that his life is full of war, death and loss. Because he's not a God, and not a Devil -- just "a mad man with a box". It's time for her, "[[TheMaidenNameDebate Amy Williams]]", to just go home. Amy's faith is broken, and the beast lets out a savage roar, falling to the floor. The Doctor races outside, finding it dying.



Some time later, the TARDIS arrives in England, outside a townhouse. The Doctor presents the house, and a new car, to Amy and Rory as a gift, but Amy suspects that something is up. As Rory checks out the house, the Doctor tells Amy that they must stop travelling with him, as only death and destruction come to those that accompany them. The Doctor makes for a quick goodbye and disappears back into his TARDIS before Amy can protest.

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Some time later, the TARDIS arrives in England, London, outside a townhouse. The Doctor presents the house, and a new car, to Amy and Rory as a gift, but Amy suspects that something is up. As Rory checks out the house, the Doctor tells Amy that they must stop travelling with him, as only death and destruction come to those that accompany them. The Doctor makes for a quick goodbye and disappears back into his TARDIS before Amy can protest.



* ActualPacifist: The Doctor at first praises [[PlanetOfHats Gibbis' people]] as this, for their long history of total pacifism in the face of invasion after invasion. Later, when he sees how Gibbis operates, he changes his mind and begins to wonder if they aren't something closer to DirtyCoward or LesCollaborateurs

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* ActualPacifist: The Doctor at first praises [[PlanetOfHats Gibbis' people]] as this, for their long history of total pacifism in the face of invasion after invasion. Later, when he sees how Gibbis operates, he changes his mind and begins to wonder if they aren't something closer to DirtyCoward or LesCollaborateursLesCollaborateurs.



* AlphaBitch: Howie's worst fear is a room party full of them, who make fun of his stutter.

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* AlphaBitch: Howie's worst fear is a room party full of them, who make fun of his stutter.



* AxCrazy: Inverted. The people under the Minotaur's influence are obviously insane, but incredibly peaceful and agreeable. The danger doesn't come directly from them, but from the fact that they call the Minotaur.
* ApocalypticLog: Amy finds a handwritten account of one of the Minotaur's former victims.

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* AxCrazy: AxeCrazy: Inverted. The people under the Minotaur's influence are obviously insane, but incredibly peaceful and agreeable. The danger doesn't come directly from them, but from the fact that they call the Minotaur.
* ApocalypticLog: Amy finds a handwritten account of from one of the Minotaur's former victims.



%%* BadVibrations

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%%* BadVibrations* BadVibrations: The floor starts shaking from the force of the Minotaur's footsteps when it approaches.



'''Rory:''' No, it's amazing you've come up with a theory even more insane than what's actually happening.

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'''Rory:''' No, it's amazing you've come up with a theory even more insane than what's actually happening.''actually happening''.



** A Minotaur given power from faith, a power that is stripped when belief is stripped? It's a call back to Two's tenure! Two and Zoe dealt with a Minotaur way back in The Mind Robber.

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** A Minotaur given power from faith, a power that is stripped when belief is stripped? It's a call back to Two's tenure! Two and Zoe dealt with a Minotaur way back in The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber.Robber"]].



** One to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The Eleventh Hour]]: "Amy Pond, there's something you'd better understand about me, 'cause it's important, and one day your life may depend on it -- ''I am definitely a madman with a box.''"

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** One to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour The "The Eleventh Hour]]: Hour"]]: "Amy Pond, there's something you'd better understand about me, 'cause it's important, and one day your life may depend on it -- ''I am definitely a madman with a box.''"



** The wall of photos has numerous aliens the Doctor has encountered over the years, either as the victims themselves or fears of the victims.

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** The wall of photos has numerous aliens the Doctor has encountered over the years, either as the victims themselves or fears of the victims.victims, including a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth Sister of Plenitude]], a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Tritovore]], a Sontaran and a Judoon.



** This isn't the first time Rory has wielded a mop. Or a broom. The Doctor, too.

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** This isn't the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice first time time]] Rory has wielded a mop. Or a broom. The Doctor, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang too.



** There are a truly astounding number of things in common with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 "42"]]. To wit:
*** The Doctor and companion(s) land on a malfunctioning spaceship with a malevolent force onboard possessing and killing people.
*** The people already onboard said spaceship have a female leader who is the last character to die.
*** The simple solution to the problem is evacuating those already present on the TARDIS, but the Doctor finds he's been cut off from it.
*** The true nature of the MonsterOfTheWeek is a twist of some kind. In "42", it's the fact that it's the sun they're falling into. In "The God Complex", it's that the Minotaur feeds on faith as opposed to fear.
*** One of the main characters gets {{Mind Rape}}d by the MOTW and nearly dies, only being saved (along with the last survivor(s) of the people already present) at the last minute by the actions of another main character.



** The Minotaur wants nothing more than to die but instinct drives it to feed.

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** The Minotaur wants nothing more than to die die, but instinct drives it to feed.



* DownerEnding: Everyone but Gibbis dies; Amy and Rory leave the Doctor; The Doctor leaves in a HeroicBSOD.

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* DownerEnding: Everyone but Gibbis dies; Amy and Rory leave the Doctor; The the Doctor leaves in a HeroicBSOD.



* FoodChainOfEvil: Victims of the Minotaur include previous ''Doctor Who'' enemies, such as a Dalek, a Judoon, a Sontaran, a Silurian and a Hoix.

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* FairCop: Lucy Hayward from TheTeaser.
* FoodChainOfEvil: Victims of the Minotaur include previous ''Doctor Who'' enemies, such as a Dalek, a Judoon, a Sontaran, a Silurian and a Hoix.



* HellHotel: It's actually a prison but one of the prisoners does believe it to be Hell, at first.

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* HellHotel: It's actually a prison prison, but one of the prisoners does believe it to be Hell, at first.



* ItWontTurnOff: The background music comes from a tape player at reception. Whenever they turn it off, it eventually comes back on.



* MeaningfulName: The room numbers on the hotel doors. The Doctor's door is 11; Amy's is 7 (her age when she first met the Doctor). The room where they try to trap the creature is called The Pasiphae Spa; Pasiphae was the mother of the Minotaur.

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* MeaningfulName: The room numbers on the hotel doors. The Doctor's door is 11; Amy's is 7 (her age when she first met the Doctor). The room where they try to trap the creature is called The Pasiphae the Pasiphaë Spa; Pasiphae Pasiphaë was the mother of the Minotaur.



* MobileMaze: Because the hotel is a simulation, the hallways and rooms shift around.



* NerdGlasses: Howie Spragg, the (formerly) stuttering conspiracy nutt. They're even old-fashioned.

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* NerdGlasses: Howie Spragg, the (formerly) stuttering conspiracy nutt.nut. They're even old-fashioned.



-->'''Rita:''' You are a ''medical'' doctor, aren't you? You don't have a degree in cheese or something?

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-->'''Rita:''' You are a ''medical'' doctor, aren't you? You don't have a degree in cheese or something?in . . . ''cheese'' making?



* ObliviousToHisOwnDescription: PlayedWith. The Doctor is this at first when he translates the words of the Minotaur, and then realizes at the very end, as the Minotaur says (with the Doctor translating) 'I wasn't talking about myself.'

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* ObliviousToHisOwnDescription: PlayedWith. The Doctor is this at first when he translates the words of the Minotaur, and then realizes at the very end, as the Minotaur says (with the Doctor translating) 'I "I wasn't talking about myself.'"



--> '''The Doctor:'''' "Your civilisation is one of the oldest in the galaxy. Now I see why. Your cowardice isn't quaint, it's sly, aggressive. It's how that gene of gutlessness has survived while so many others have perished."

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--> '''The Doctor:'''' Doctor:''' "Your civilisation is one of the oldest in the galaxy. Now I see why. Your cowardice isn't quaint, it's sly, aggressive. It's how that gene of gutlessness has survived while so many others have perished."



** Gibbis says he was planting trees on the sides of the streets so that alien invaders could march in the shade, similar to a joke about [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys the French]] planting trees along the Champs-Elysée for [[ThoseWackyNazis the incoming Germans]].

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** Gibbis says he was planting trees on the sides of the streets so that alien invaders could march in the shade, similar to a joke about [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys the French]] planting trees along the Champs-Elysée Champs-Elysées for [[ThoseWackyNazis the incoming Germans]].



** When the Beast possesses people, you see brief flashes of them laughing, similar to a scene in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Objects in Space" where bounty hunter Jubal Early is being tormented by memories from his past.

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** When the Beast possesses people, you see brief flashes of them laughing, similar to a scene in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Objects in Space" where bounty hunter Jubal Early is being tormented by memories from his past.



* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailers for the episode made it seem like the Weeping Angels had a prominent role for the episode. Turns out, they only get a cameo, and ''they aren't even real angels''.

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailers for the episode made it seem like the Weeping Angels had a prominent role for the episode. Turns out, they only get a cameo, and ''they aren't even real angels''.Angels''.



** It is never revealed if the room with the Weeping Angels was actually Gibbis' room.



* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: Lots of fears in this episode. A Sontaran fears defeat, Rita fears disapointing her father, Howie has social anxiety, someone fears the Weeping Angels etc.

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* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: Lots of fears in this episode. A Sontaran fears defeat, Rita fears disapointing her father, Howie has social anxiety, someone fears the Weeping Angels Angels, etc.[[note]]Daleks, getting their picture taken, Plymouth, gym class, clowns . . .[[/note]]


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* EasilyConqueredWorld: Gibbis's species is apparently prepared to be conquered often.



** The opening sequence shows a woman, Lucy Hayward, opening door after door in the hotel, and finding various nightmares, including a creepy clown. She's then drawn to one particular door -- her door -- and opens it to revealů an empty room. ''Then'' the gorilla comes out of the bathroom.

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** The opening sequence shows a woman, Lucy Hayward, opening door after door in the hotel, and finding various nightmares, including a creepy clown. She's then drawn to one particular door -- her door -- and opens it to revealů reveal… an empty room. ''Then'' the gorilla comes out of the bathroom.
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "I wasn't talking about myself." Is the Doctor still translating for the Minotaur?
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