History Recap / DoctorWhoS6E4TheKrotons

17th May '17 4:50:17 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SnarkBall: The Second Doctor, who is usually compassionate, easy-going and as modest as the Doctor ever gets, has one stuffed down his throat by Creator/RobertHolmes and spends most of the serial playing InsufferableGenius, subtly mocking the Krotons and Jamie and bickering with Zoe over whether he knows how to do everything or not. This has the effect of moving his characterisation to be quite close to the Fourth Doctor's, a character Holmes was pivotal in creating.
9th May '17 9:05:52 PM bowserbros
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The one with evil cardboard boxes.
10th Apr '17 3:52:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* IdiotBall: The Doctor tells Zoe that the learning machines are being used to brainwash the Gonds and tells her not to wander off. She ''immediately'' wanders off and plugs herself into the learning machine to try it out.
8th Apr '17 1:55:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HeroicSacrifice: Selris

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* HeroicSacrifice: SelrisSerlis charges into the machine to bring the Doctor the acid he asked for. He gets it to him, but the Krotons kill him.
31st Mar '17 2:21:26 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* StarfishAliens: The Krotons are living crystals who resemble robots and power their spaceships with mental energy. Even by ''Doctor Who'' standards, they're pretty weird.


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* WeakenedByTheLight: The Krotons have poor eyesight in daylight and so have trouble moving around.
30th Mar '17 3:05:08 PM john_e
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* ElectricInstantGratification: The Teaching Machines reward correct answers by inducing feelings of pleasure in the user.
30th Mar '17 7:32:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OurMonstersAreWeird: The Krotons, which have a TinCanRobot appearance but are actually sapient tellurium crystals that are technically immortal, with the closest thing to death that they have being to 'exhaust' (turn into a gaseous state and leave their vessel). The implication (made explicit in the books) is that they can possess any machine into becoming their body. They are blind, power their machines with mathematical aptitude, MindRape people in order to get the power, breathe fluid through hose lines in their chest, and have inexplicable accents.
17th Oct '16 10:41:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DamselInDistress
* DistressedDude

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* DamselInDistress
DamselInDistress: Vara and later Zoe, when she too is chosen for a "companion".
* DistressedDudeDistressedDude: Selris, the Doctor, and Jamie all fall into the Krotons' hands. To be sure, the later two escape on their own power, but it's close.



* HumanSacrifice: Invoked

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* HumanSacrifice: InvokedInvoked. The Doctor rejects this on the grounds they are too civilized.



* MindRape: The Doctor and Zoe get this when they start using their minds to power their machines. This is represented in a fairly disturbing and abstract sequence of the two of them moaning in pain through a fisheye lens.



* RoyalBlood

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* RoyalBloodRoyalBlood: On this world, leadership is hereditary. Selris' objection to being deposed is due to this, and after his death, his son speaks of how he shall have to deal with the other man.
* SiliconBasedLife: The Krotons are tellurium-based.
3rd May '16 1:55:36 AM LondonKdS
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* DoomAsTestPrize: Becoming a companion of the Krotons involves being mindsucked and then melted with acid.
28th Mar '16 8:04:57 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* YourPrizeIsDeath: The people selected to become the Krotons' "companions" are mindsucked and then killed.
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