History Recap / DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker

17th Mar '16 8:20:54 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CrazyEnoughToWork: The Doctor's plan to finish the trilogic game by ordering it to the final move. In a variation it actually ''doesn't'' work the first time the Doctor tries it out, but when he takes the care to imitate the Toymaker's voice, it succeeds.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Steven offers to do this, by making the final move in the trilogic game so that the Doctor and Dodo can escape, but the Doctor refuses to allow it.


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* PyrrhicVictory: What the Toymaker tries to inflict on those who are lucky enough to win his games, with the winner at best being forced to sacrifice one of their number so that the rest might escape, or at worst dying when the Toymaker's world is destroyed. That is, until the Doctor manages to TakeAThirdOption.
17th Mar '16 8:16:47 AM OlfinBedwere
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* DeadlyGame

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* DeadlyGameDeadlyGame: Losing any of the games will result in either death or being condemned to spend all eternity as one of the Toymaker's playthings.



* TheGMIsACheatingBastard
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Cyril spreads powder on a triangle in the hopscotch game to make Steven and/or Dodo fall onto the electrified floor. Guess who actually slips and falls.
* MonsterClown

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* TheGMIsACheatingBastard
TheGMIsACheatingBastard: Downplayed somewhat by the Toymaker, who actually does abide by a certain set of rules throughout the story, though that's not to say that going through is games is a pleasant experience. Played straight by Cyril, who makes up new rules on the spot and actively tries to sabotage Steven and Dodo.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Cyril spreads powder on a triangle in the hopscotch game to make Steven and/or Dodo fall onto the electrified floor. Guess who actually slips and falls.
falls. Adding insult to injury, this happens after he actually ''wins'' the game.
* MonsterClownMonsterClown: The Toymaker isn't as actively cruel and malicious as a lot of examples of this trope, but he's certainly a horrible person all the same.



* PsychopathicManchild
* TowersOfHanoi

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* PsychopathicManchild
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PsychopathicManchild: The Toymaker is a mild example, behaving relatively normally most of the time, but also showing the odd example of childish glee at the prospect of the Doctor and his companions being subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath. Turned UpToEleven by Cyril, a fully grown man who actually dresses like a schoolboy and tries to trick Steven and Dodo into making fatal mistakes in the final game.
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2nd Dec '15 5:32:58 PM JulietF2
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Steven and Dodo, in their game of increasingly-deadly (and long) board games, barely win out as the devious manchild essentially commits suicide-by-stupidity. They rescue the TARDIS, the goal square of their little game, and the Doctor gets ever-closer to finishing off his game. Eventually, the Trilogic Game comes down to a dilemma: the Doctor can win by moving the last piece oun the board, but if he does so the Toymaker's realm will vanish entirely. This means taking himself, Dodo and Steven with it while leaving the Toymaker free to build another realm and jerk around with more people. The Toymaker hopes that the Doctor will stay and play games as an equal mind to his own.

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Steven and Dodo, in their game of increasingly-deadly (and long) board games, barely win out as the devious manchild essentially commits suicide-by-stupidity. They rescue the TARDIS, the goal square of their little game, and the Doctor gets ever-closer to finishing off his game. Eventually, the Trilogic Game comes down to a dilemma: the Doctor can win by moving the last piece oun on the board, but if he does so the Toymaker's realm will vanish entirely. This means taking himself, Dodo and Steven with it while leaving the Toymaker free to build another realm and jerk around with more people. The Toymaker hopes that the Doctor will stay and play games as an equal mind to his own.



A reconstruction[[note]]a fanmade attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using surving footage, [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources[[/note]] can be watched [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1mcib_matrixarchive_the-celestial-toymaker/1 here.]] It includes Episode 4, the only one remaining.

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A reconstruction[[note]]a fanmade fan-made attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using surving surviving footage, [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources[[/note]] can be watched [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1mcib_matrixarchive_the-celestial-toymaker/1 here.]] It includes Episode 4, the only one remaining.



* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Cyril is dressed like [[Literature/{{Greyfriars}} Billy Bunter]] and has an line (adlibbed) where he says that his friends call him "Billy". After the broadcast of "The Dancing Floor", the estate of Frank Richards complained that Billy Bunter was being portrayed as evil and a disclaimer was aired after "The Final Test" to state that Cyril was merely imitating Bunter.

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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Cyril is dressed like [[Literature/{{Greyfriars}} Billy Bunter]] and has an a line (adlibbed) where he says that his friends call him "Billy". After the broadcast of "The Dancing Floor", the estate of Frank Richards complained that Billy Bunter was being portrayed as evil and a disclaimer was aired after "The Final Test" to state that Cyril was merely imitating Bunter.



* YellowPeril: A debateable example: the Toymaker wears traditional Chinese clothing (with no in-story explanation or discussion), and the word "Celestial" was occasionally used in British culture as a mild derogatory term for Chinese people and culture, but there's [[{{Yellowface}} no attempt]] to give the character a "Chinese" facial appearance or accent.

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* YellowPeril: A debateable debatable example: the Toymaker wears traditional Chinese clothing (with no in-story explanation or discussion), and the word "Celestial" was occasionally used in British culture as a mild derogatory term for Chinese people and culture, but there's [[{{Yellowface}} no attempt]] to give the character a "Chinese" facial appearance or accent.
15th Aug '15 10:53:34 AM moloch
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* NWordPrivileges: An infamous appearance in "The Hall of Dolls". It was [[ValuesDissonance acceptable at the time]]. This changed as the [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement society]] progressed and the grievous offence of the word was taken seriously.

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* NWordPrivileges: An infamous appearance in "The Hall of Dolls". It was [[ValuesDissonance acceptable at the time]]. This changed as the [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement society]] progressed and the grievous offence of the word was taken seriously.
15th Aug '15 10:53:12 AM moloch
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the audio release, Peter Purves's narration talks over the series' sole instance of the N-word (the unbowdlerized version of "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe").

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: TropesAreNotBad when the ValuesDissonance is severe enough. In the audio release, Peter Purves's narration talks over the series' sole instance of the N-word (the unbowdlerized older version of "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe").



* NWordPrivileges: Used in "The Hall of Dolls". It was FairForItsDay. This changed as the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement progressed and cast a negative light on that word in general as vulgar.

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* NWordPrivileges: Used An infamous appearance in "The Hall of Dolls". It was FairForItsDay. [[ValuesDissonance acceptable at the time]]. This changed as the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement society]] progressed and cast a negative light on that the grievous offence of the word in general as vulgar.was taken seriously.
16th Jul '15 4:48:56 AM JamesAustin
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A reconstruction[[note]]]a fanmade attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using surving footage, [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources[[/note]] can be watched [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1mcib_matrixarchive_the-celestial-toymaker/1 here.]] It includes Episode 4, the only one remaining.

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A reconstruction[[note]]]a reconstruction[[note]]a fanmade attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using surving footage, [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources[[/note]] can be watched [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1mcib_matrixarchive_the-celestial-toymaker/1 here.]] It includes Episode 4, the only one remaining.
29th May '15 5:09:54 AM foxley
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* WickedToymaker: The Toymaker, who abducts people to his little dimension, forces them to play lethal games, and threatens to destroy them utterly if they don't comply.
16th Feb '15 9:49:17 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* WhoWantsToLiveForever?: The Toymaker is driven to his villainy by the sheer boredom of immortality. He doesn't even mind the Doctor destroying his realm because at least rebuilding it will mean he has something to do.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever?: WhoWantsToLiveForever: The Toymaker is driven to his villainy by the sheer boredom of immortality. He doesn't even mind the Doctor destroying his realm because at least rebuilding it will mean he has something to do.
16th Feb '15 9:48:42 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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Steven and Dodo, in their game of increasingly-deadly (and long) board games, barely win out as the devious manchild essentially commits suicide-by-stupidity. They rescue the TARDIS, the goal square of their little game, and the Doctor gets ever-closer to finishing off his game. Eventually, the Trilogic Game comes down to a dilemma: the Doctor can win by moving the last piece on the board, but if he does so the Toymaker's realm will vanish entirely. This means taking himself, Dodo and Steven with it while leaving the Toymaker free to build another realm and jerk around with more people. The Toymaker hopes that the Doctor will stay and play games as an equal mind to his own.

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Steven and Dodo, in their game of increasingly-deadly (and long) board games, barely win out as the devious manchild essentially commits suicide-by-stupidity. They rescue the TARDIS, the goal square of their little game, and the Doctor gets ever-closer to finishing off his game. Eventually, the Trilogic Game comes down to a dilemma: the Doctor can win by moving the last piece on oun the board, but if he does so the Toymaker's realm will vanish entirely. This means taking himself, Dodo and Steven with it while leaving the Toymaker free to build another realm and jerk around with more people. The Toymaker hopes that the Doctor will stay and play games as an equal mind to his own.


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* WhoWantsToLiveForever?: The Toymaker is driven to his villainy by the sheer boredom of immortality. He doesn't even mind the Doctor destroying his realm because at least rebuilding it will mean he has something to do.
11th Jan '15 2:25:01 PM carlhummus
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* FairForItsDay: The N-word was used in jest by the Celestial Toymaker. This was not long before Britain was caught up in the civil rights movement, and the N-word became widely derided as a slur.
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