History Woobie / DoctorWho

13th Jan '18 10:09:17 AM narm00
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Hell, the Doctor's been a woobie from the start. Let's see: Forced to run from his own people, makes his granddaughter - the only family he has left - leave him so she can be happy (he tried to make it look like he was okay with it, in truth it was heartbreaking for him; note the awful moment in the very next episode, where he forgets that Susan has left), he places the people around him in danger, and despite his best efforts to keep them safe has failed in one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s of all television, has tried time and again to bring out the innate goodness in all life and then ends up forced to kill once he realizes there's no other way, and has continually been forced to regenerate, which doesn't always end well...

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Hell, the Doctor's been a woobie from the start. Let's see: Forced to run from his their own people, makes they've found themselves placing the people around them in danger, and despite their best efforts to keep them safe have failed in one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s of all television, have tried time and again to bring out the innate goodness in all life and then end up forced to kill once they realize there's no other way, and have continually been forced to regenerate, which doesn't always end well...
* The '''[[Creator/WilliamHartnell First Doctor]]''' made
his granddaughter Susan - the only family he has had left - leave him so she can could be happy (he tried to make it look like he was okay with it, in truth it was heartbreaking for him; note the awful moment in the very next episode, where he forgets that Susan has left), he places the people around him in danger, and despite his best efforts to keep them safe has failed in one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s of all television, has tried time and again to bring out the innate goodness in all life and then ends up forced to kill once he realizes there's no other way, and has continually been forced to regenerate, which doesn't always end well...left).



** After this, the 2016 Christmas special that leads into Series 10 confirms that he's still emotionally tender over [[spoiler: his last goodbye to River Song, confirming that they indeed enjoyed 24 years of happiness]], trying to put the best face on it that he can and move on.
** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World Enough and Time", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had Bill '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. And just to make everything absolutely perfect, [[spoiler:he ends up getting electrocuted by a Cyberman, but suppresses the ensuing regeneration for two weeks without anyone knowing, not wanting to change again. He decides to go out by making a last stand against an army of Cybermen, taking everything they can throw at him, then blowing both the Cyber-army and himself to kingdom come, preferring to die rather than change. He wakes up to find himself alive and back in the TARDIS, still on the brink of regeneration, and repeatedly refuses to go through with it, feeling he's changed too often, too many times. He doesn't know that Missy decided to join forces with him, but was killed by Saxon, or that Bill was saved by Heather, who turned her into a being like herself, and she laid the Doctor to rest in the TARDIS, inadvertently giving him just enough life to come back, before the two of them went to see the universe... just that everyone's gone, and he's about to become ''someone else'' again.]]

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** After this, [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio the 2016 Christmas special special]] that leads into Series 10 confirms that he's still emotionally tender over [[spoiler: his last goodbye to River Song, confirming that they indeed enjoyed 24 years of happiness]], trying to put the best face on it that he can and move on.
** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E4KnockKnock Knock Knock]]" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen Oxygen]]", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime World Enough and Time", Time]]", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had Bill '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. And just to make everything absolutely perfect, [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls The Doctor Falls]]" he ends up getting electrocuted by a Cyberman, but suppresses the ensuing regeneration for two weeks without anyone knowing, not wanting to change again. He decides to go out by making a last stand against an army of Cybermen, taking everything they can throw at him, then blowing both the Cyber-army and himself to kingdom come, preferring to die rather than change. He wakes up to find himself alive and back in the TARDIS, still on the brink of regeneration, and repeatedly refuses to go through with it, feeling he's changed too often, too many times. He doesn't know that Missy decided to join forces with him, but was killed by Saxon, or that Bill was saved by Heather, who turned her into a being like herself, and she laid the Doctor to rest in the TARDIS, inadvertently giving him just enough life to come back, before the two of them went to see the universe... just that everyone's gone, and he's about to become ''someone else'' again.]]
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime Twice Upon a Time]]" provides further context [[spoiler:on his refusal to change; it's his sense of WhoWantsToLiveForever surfacing, seeing everyone else die while he just keeps on going, caught on the perpetual treadmill of saving the universe without respite or rest. It's kindness, in the end, that convinces him to go through with it one more time, both showing it and being witness to it. And before he finally goes, he has his memories of Clara restored, and gets the chance to say goodbye to Bill.]]
2nd Jan '18 7:47:10 PM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[WhoWantsToLiveForever "A life this long, do you understand what it is? It's a battlefield, like this one, and it's empty. Because everyone else has fallen."]]'']]
->''"Can't I ever have peace? Can't I rest?"''
-->'''The Twelfth Doctor''', ''"[[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime Twice Upon a Time]]"''
16th Oct '17 11:02:26 PM PetroleumJerry
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* Jack himself is quite woobie-ish. [[spoiler:At the age of about fifteen or so, his father dies and his brother is taken in an attack on his home planet. His mother blames him for the loss of his brother. He fights in a war and him and a friend get captured by the enemy, and his friend is tortured then killed in front of him. After that Jack joins the Time Agency, where they wipe two years of his memories. He then meets up with the Doctor, gets shot by Daleks, resurrected, left on an empty space station and has to time-jump to the mid-1800s, where he discovers he can never die. Then he is blackmailed into working for Torchwood but has to take over when the whole team is killed by one of their own. After creating a new team, he is pretty much betrayed by all of them over time, then killed when they stage a coup to open the rift. After saving the world, he leaves with the Doctor, who he loves and has been waiting for for over 150 years, only to discover that he was left on the space station on purpose, the Doctor can't stand to look at him and he is stuck being immortal. He then spends a year in captivity being tortured by the Master. When he comes back to Torchwood, his brother (who he had been searching for since the beginning) comes back evil. The brother buries Jack alive, so he spends 2000 years dying and coming back, and kills two members of Jack's team.]]

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* Jack himself is quite woobie-ish. [[spoiler:At the age of about fifteen or so, his father dies and his brother is taken in an attack on his home planet. His mother blames him for the loss of his brother. He fights in a war and him and a friend get captured by the enemy, and his friend is tortured then killed in front of him. After that Jack joins the Time Agency, where they wipe two years of his memories. He then meets up with the Doctor, gets shot by Daleks, resurrected, left on an empty space station and has to time-jump to the mid-1800s, where he discovers he can never die. Then he is blackmailed into working for Torchwood but has to take over when the whole team is killed by one of their own. After creating a new team, he is pretty much betrayed by all of them over time, then killed when they stage a coup to open the rift. After saving the world, he leaves with the Doctor, who he loves and has been waiting for for over 150 years, only to discover that he was left on the space station on purpose, the Doctor can't stand to look at him (in fact he even gives the ''TARDIS'' the crawling heebies) and he is stuck being immortal. He then spends a year in captivity being tortured by the Master. When he comes back to Torchwood, his brother (who he had been searching for since the beginning) comes back evil. The brother buries Jack alive, so he spends 2000 years dying and coming back, and kills two members of Jack's team.]]
16th Oct '17 10:54:39 PM PetroleumJerry
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* In addition to the aforementioned Dalek, there's the Ood in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod Planet of the Ood]]" (lobotomized and sold as slaves), the Krafayis in "Vincent and the Doctor" (abandoned, wounded and blind, on an alien planet), or the Minotaur in "The God Complex" (kept imprisoned for god knows how long, and compelled against its will to feed on innocents even though all it wants to do is die).

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* In addition to the aforementioned Dalek, there's the Ood in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod Planet of the Ood]]" (lobotomized and sold as slaves), the Krafayis in "Vincent and the Doctor" (abandoned, wounded and blind, on an alien planet), or the Minotaur in "The God Complex" (kept imprisoned for god knows how long, and compelled against its will to feed on innocents even though all it wants to do is die). In the latter two cases, it's the Doctor himself who reassures them that it'll be okay.
16th Oct '17 10:37:44 PM PetroleumJerry
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** He even gets more pitiful in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen Rise of the Cybermen]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel The Age of Steel]]" 2-part episode, where we find out that his grandmother died, and he blames himself because she slipped on some loose carpet he was supposed to staple down. He also only gets to talk to the parallel world's version of his grandmother for a few minutes before he is kidnapped. Also during the second part, his counterpart, Ricky, dies, causing his allies, as well as Mickey himself again, to blame him for his death. Also at the end of the episode [[spoiler: convinced that there is more purpose for him in the parallel world, stays behind, and the Doctor can't ever come back to get him]].

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** He even gets more pitiful in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen Rise of the Cybermen]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel The Age of Steel]]" 2-part episode, where we find out that his grandmother died, and he blames himself because she slipped on some loose carpet he was supposed to staple down. He also only gets to talk to the parallel world's version of his grandmother for a few minutes before he is kidnapped. Also during the second part, his counterpart, Ricky, dies, causing his allies, as well as Mickey himself again, to blame him for his death. Also at the end of the episode [[spoiler: convinced that there is more purpose for him in the parallel world, stays behind, and the Doctor can't ever come back to get him]].him. At least now he has another chance to staple that carpet]].
14th Jul '17 11:10:22 PM narm00
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** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World Enough and Time", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had Bill '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. In the end, it comes down to the Doctor [[spoiler: making a last stand against an army of Cybermen and being mortally wounded in the process, but refusing to regenerate, finally blowing the Cyber-army to kingdom come... and ''still'' not regenerating, preferring to die instead. He wakes up to find himself alive and back in the TARDIS, still on the brink of regeneration, and repeatedly refuses to go through with it, feeling he's changed too often, too many times. He doesn't know that Missy decided to make a HeelFaceTurn, but was killed by Saxon, or that Bill was saved by Heather, who turned her into a being like herself, and she laid the Doctor to rest in the TARDIS, inadvertantly giving him just enough life to come back, before the two of them went to see the universe... just that everyone's gone, and he's about to become ''someone else'' again.]]

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** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World Enough and Time", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had Bill '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. In And just to make everything absolutely perfect, [[spoiler:he ends up getting electrocuted by a Cyberman, but suppresses the end, it comes down ensuing regeneration for two weeks without anyone knowing, not wanting to the Doctor [[spoiler: change again. He decides to go out by making a last stand against an army of Cybermen and being mortally wounded in the process, but refusing to regenerate, finally Cybermen, taking everything they can throw at him, then blowing both the Cyber-army and himself to kingdom come... and ''still'' not regenerating, come, preferring to die instead.rather than change. He wakes up to find himself alive and back in the TARDIS, still on the brink of regeneration, and repeatedly refuses to go through with it, feeling he's changed too often, too many times. He doesn't know that Missy decided to make a HeelFaceTurn, join forces with him, but was killed by Saxon, or that Bill was saved by Heather, who turned her into a being like herself, and she laid the Doctor to rest in the TARDIS, inadvertantly inadvertently giving him just enough life to come back, before the two of them went to see the universe... just that everyone's gone, and he's about to become ''someone else'' again.]]



14th Jul '17 8:25:38 AM Sapphirea2
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* Sweet Heather, aka [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot "The Pilot"]]. A lonely student at St. Luke's who longs to be anywhere but where she currently is, she and Bill Potts fall in love -- but then the former is possessed by a sentient puddle of starship fuel and turned into a creature who has all of space and time to explore, but can't forget the promise her human self made to Bill ''not to leave without her''. She effectively becomes a StalkerWithACrush in this form. Eventually Bill and the Doctor realize what she wants is not to hurt Bill, but to make her a passenger, but that's a dangerous fate in any case. The Doctor convinces Bill to sever the promise so both women can be free, but Heather is awash in tears as she does so...in the end, [[spoiler: eleven episodes later she's gained control of her old self ''and'' abilities. Tracing Bill via those tears, she frees her from a Fate Worse Than Death, and they travel the universe together...after they unknowingly provide the means for the Doctor to live anew]].



* Poor Heather, aka [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot "The Pilot"]]. A lonely student at St. Luke's who longs to be anywhere but where she currently is, she and Bill Potts fall in love -- but then the former is possessed by a sentient puddle of starship fuel and turned into a creature who has all of space and time to explore, but can't forget the promise her human self made to Bill ''not to leave without her''. She effectively becomes a StalkerWithACrush in this form. Eventually Bill and the Doctor realize what she wants is not to hurt Bill, but to make her a passenger, but that's a dangerous fate in any case. The Doctor convinces Bill to sever the promise so both women can be free, but Heather is awash in tears as she does so...in the end, [[spoiler: eleven episodes later she's gained control of her old self ''and'' abilities. Tracing Bill via those tears, she frees her from a Fate Worse Than Death, and they travel the universe together...after they unknowingly provide the means for the Doctor to live anew]].

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* Poor Heather, aka [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot "The Pilot"]]. A lonely student at St. Luke's who longs to be anywhere but where she currently is, she and Bill Potts fall in love -- but then the former is possessed by a sentient puddle of starship fuel and turned into a creature who has all of space and time to explore, but can't forget the promise her human self made to Bill ''not to leave without her''. She effectively becomes a StalkerWithACrush in this form. Eventually Bill and the Doctor realize what she wants is not to hurt Bill, but to make her a passenger, but that's a dangerous fate in any case. The Doctor convinces Bill to sever the promise so both women can be free, but Heather is awash in tears as she does so...in the end, [[spoiler: eleven episodes later she's gained control of her old self ''and'' abilities. Tracing Bill via those tears, she frees her from a Fate Worse Than Death, and they travel the universe together...after they unknowingly provide the means for the Doctor to live anew]].
14th Jul '17 8:23:54 AM Sapphirea2
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* Poor Heather, aka [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot "The Pilot"]]. A lonely student at St. Luke's who longs to be anywhere but where she currently is, she and Bill Potts fall in love -- but then the former is possessed by a sentient puddle of starship fuel and turned into a creature who has all of space and time to explore, but can't forget the promise her human self made to Bill ''not to leave without her''. She effectively becomes a StalkerWithACrush in this form. Eventually Bill and the Doctor realize what she wants is not to hurt Bill, but to make her a passenger, but that's a dangerous fate in any case. The Doctor convinces Bill to sever the promise so both women can be free, but Heather is awash in tears as she does so...in the end, [[spoiler: eleven episodes later she's gained control of her old self ''and'' abilities. Tracing Bill via those tears, she frees her from a Fate Worse Than Death, and they travel the universe together...after they unknowingly provide the means for the Doctor to live anew]].
5th Jul '17 8:23:57 AM narm00
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* '''The Fifth Doctor''' was a kind, gentle soul who wandered the universe with the desire to see it's wonders and had the genuine belief that there was real good out there. The universe rewarded this world view with high body counts wherever he went, a companion dying, and another one leaving because the brutality was getting too much to handle.

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* '''The The '''[[Creator/PeterDavison Fifth Doctor''' Doctor]]''' was a kind, gentle soul who wandered the universe with the desire to see it's its wonders and had the genuine belief that there was real good out there. The universe rewarded this world view with high body counts wherever he went, a companion dying, and another one leaving because the brutality was getting too much to handle.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]" points this out-after finally starving the Minotaur to death-[[DeathSeeker something the Minotaur wanted]], [[AndIMustScream and who can blame him?]]-the dying Minotaur describes what sounds a lot like him...and then his FamousLastWords are "I'm not talking about myself". Guess who's translating for him?

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]" points this out-after out: after finally starving the Minotaur to death-[[DeathSeeker death - [[DeathSeeker something the Minotaur wanted]], [[AndIMustScream and who can blame him?]]-the him?]] - the dying Minotaur describes what sounds a lot like him...and then his FamousLastWords are "I'm not talking about myself". Guess who's translating for him?



** First, understand that he is an imposing, aloof, older-looking Doctor: tall, LeanAndMean, in severe dark suits much of the time (though this look softens via a hoodie and fluffier hair later later) with BigOlEyebrows and NoSocialSkills; he HatesBeingTouched. In both the show and the ExpandedUniverse, he ''constantly'' creeps out and puts off the people he encounters via his appearance and mannerisms alone; it's one reason Clara initially has a hard time caring for him the way she did for Eleven. Because most people go by first and second impressions and he's cagey about revealing his sweeter nature, he is one of the loneliest and broodiest Doctors despite being incredibly loving and compassionate, with a remarkable capacity for forgiveness. It's so hard to be different...

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** First, understand that he is an imposing, aloof, older-looking Doctor: tall, LeanAndMean, in severe dark suits much of the time (though this look softens via a hoodie and fluffier hair later later) with BigOlEyebrows and NoSocialSkills; he NoSocialSkills, and HatesBeingTouched. In both the show and the ExpandedUniverse, he ''constantly'' creeps out and puts off the people he encounters via his appearance and mannerisms alone; it's one reason Clara initially has a hard time caring for him the way she did for Eleven. Because most people go by first and second impressions and he's cagey about revealing his sweeter nature, he is one of the loneliest and broodiest Doctors despite being incredibly loving and compassionate, with a remarkable capacity for forgiveness. It's so hard to be different...



** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World Enough and Time", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had her '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. And if the pre-credit sequence of the second-to-last episode of the season/third-to-last of his tenure is any indication, this Doctor [[spoiler: ends up '''{{dying alone}}''' and in anguish in a snowy waste]]. [[UpToEleven Can't this poor man ever catch a break?!]]

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** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World Enough and Time", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had her Bill '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. And if In the pre-credit sequence of end, it comes down to the second-to-last episode of the season/third-to-last of his tenure is any indication, this Doctor [[spoiler: ends up '''{{dying alone}}''' making a last stand against an army of Cybermen and being mortally wounded in anguish the process, but refusing to regenerate, finally blowing the Cyber-army to kingdom come... and ''still'' not regenerating, preferring to die instead. He wakes up to find himself alive and back in the TARDIS, still on the brink of regeneration, and repeatedly refuses to go through with it, feeling he's changed too often, too many times. He doesn't know that Missy decided to make a snowy waste]]. [[UpToEleven Can't this poor man ever catch HeelFaceTurn, but was killed by Saxon, or that Bill was saved by Heather, who turned her into a break?!]]
being like herself, and she laid the Doctor to rest in the TARDIS, inadvertantly giving him just enough life to come back, before the two of them went to see the universe... just that everyone's gone, and he's about to become ''someone else'' again.]]



** Bill Potts, the principal companion of the Twelfth Doctor in Series 10, may beat all previous revival companions for the most woobieness in the fewest episodes. Her mum died when she was a baby, she never knew her dad, and her foster mother is emotionally distant. She relates more to her dead mother, speaking to her and treating her as one would an ImaginaryFriend. She wants more out of life than just dishing up chips, but has little means. The Doctor, serving as a lecturer at the university where she works, takes her under his wing, tutors her -- and then she learns his true nature when she loses a woman who might have been her soulmate to a sentient fuel puddle that possesses her, and he must help turn her away. Despite his desperation to keep his secrets secret, she convinces him not to mind wipe her, and he takes her on as a companion instead. From there, she undergoes several near-death experiences (twice in "Oxygen" alone). She must endure six months of the Monks' conquest of Earth on her own because [[spoiler: ''she'' gave them control of humanity to save the Doctor's life]], before being severely tested by [[spoiler: the Doctor himself]] over where her loyalties lie in this new world, and almost loses her life in a HeroicSacrifice stopping the conquerors. Finally, by agreeing to help the Doctor with a risky plan to rehabilitate [[spoiler: Missy]], she ends up [[spoiler: having a hole blown through her chest, being imprisoned in a sinister spaceship hospital for years while only minutes pass for the Doctor, and finding only one friend there -- who, ''just'' as the Doctor's finally arriving to save her, betrays her and has her converted into a Cyberman who ''can still feel emotions, along with pain'']]. As with the Twelfth Doctor, there would seem to be no happy ending in the cards for her.

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** * Bill Potts, the principal companion of the Twelfth Doctor in Series 10, may beat all previous revival companions for the most woobieness in the fewest episodes. Her mum died when she was a baby, she never knew her dad, and her foster mother is emotionally distant. She relates more to her dead mother, speaking to her and treating her as one would an ImaginaryFriend. She wants more out of life than just dishing up chips, but has little means. The Doctor, serving as a lecturer at the university where she works, takes her under his wing, tutors her -- and then she learns his true nature when she loses a woman who might have been her soulmate to a sentient fuel puddle that possesses her, absorbs her into itself, and he must help turn her away. Despite his desperation to keep his secrets secret, she convinces him not to mind wipe her, and he takes her on as a companion instead. From there, she undergoes several near-death experiences (twice in "Oxygen" alone). She must endure six months of the Monks' conquest of Earth on her own because [[spoiler: ''she'' gave them control of humanity to save the Doctor's life]], before being severely tested by [[spoiler: the Doctor himself]] over where her loyalties lie in this new world, and almost loses her life in a HeroicSacrifice stopping the conquerors. Finally, by agreeing to help the Doctor with a risky plan to rehabilitate [[spoiler: Missy]], she ends up [[spoiler: having a hole blown through her chest, being imprisoned in a sinister spaceship hospital for years while only minutes pass for the Doctor, and finding only one friend there -- who, ''just'' as the Doctor's finally arriving to save her, betrays her and has her converted into a Cyberman who ''can still feel emotions, along with pain'']]. As pain''. The Doctor can't turn her back, can't do anything about it, only give her comfort and support.]] And just to put the cherry on top, [[spoiler: she ends up finding his dead body after he makes a LastStand against the other Cybermen, leaving her devastated]]. However, [[spoiler:her grief summons up her old soulmate, now properly integrated with the Twelfth Doctor, there would seem puddle, who returns Bill to be no happy ending human form by turning her into the same kind of being she is, and helps her lay the Doctor to rest in the cards TARDIS, before the two of them set off together to see the universe. And although she doesn't know it, she gives the Doctor just enough life for her.
him to come back and eventually regenerate.]]



** Remember Professor Yana. As Doctor mentioned, a Time Lord false identity is created from true identity. So, if not for Rassilon and Time Lord Council, he could be a good man not unlike the Doctor...

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** Remember Professor Yana. As the Doctor mentioned, a Time Lord Lord's false identity is created from their true identity. So, if not for Rassilon and the Time Lord Council, he could be a good man not unlike the Doctor...Doctor...
** Later on, we discover that sometimes it's the Master [[spoiler:who's their own worst enemy, preferring to kill themselves rather than have them HeelFaceTurn]].
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** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World Enough and Time", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had her '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. And if the pre-credit sequence of the second-to-last episode of the season/third-to-last of his tenure is any indication, this Doctor [[spoiler: ends up '''Dying Alone''' and in anguish in a snowy waste]].

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** Series 10 starts by establishing he's been more or less stuck on Earth for 50+ years, having taken an oath to guard a mysterious vault and its dangerous prisoner beneath a university campus, under the guise of a professor. He only has a "valet", Nardole (a cyborg); he's tied down to his promises. Then he meets curious cafeteria worker Bill Potts and takes her under his wing, ultimately making her a companion. Their friendship and travels give him a new lease on life, but "Knock Knock" reveals he's still lonesome when she's not around. And when he risks his own life to save hers in "Oxygen", he comes out of the experience [[spoiler: incurably blind]] -- which compromises his ability to watch over that vault. For some reason, he can't just [[spoiler: use his regeneration energy]] to solve the problem...and he can't bear to tell Bill what's happened to him, to spare her guilt. As a result, he ends up [[spoiler: almost dying in a lab explosion until Bill, who's found out about his blindness, decides to sacrifice humanity's freedom to the Monks to save him]]! They solve that crisis together, but then comes "World Enough and Time", which relates to the prisoner, [[spoiler: Missy (aka the Master), the old adversary of Series 8 mentioned above]]. He has become so lonely after all his losses that he is desperate to redeem them and takes a chance on a distressed spaceship -- one that leads to Bill [[spoiler: having a hole blown in her chest and being spirited away by sinister nurses]]. He races to rescue her, only to find that [[spoiler: Saxon, Missy's previous self, has already had her '''converted into a Cyberman''' and has apparently wooed Missy back to the side of evil]]. And if the pre-credit sequence of the second-to-last episode of the season/third-to-last of his tenure is any indication, this Doctor [[spoiler: ends up '''Dying Alone''' '''{{dying alone}}''' and in anguish in a snowy waste]].
waste]]. [[UpToEleven Can't this poor man ever catch a break?!]]
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