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10th Jul '16 10:59:46 AM Sapphirea2
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** Alas, things get worse again in Series 9. While Nine through Eleven managed to repress and even forget the horrors of his days as the War Doctor -- yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed'' -- Twelve cannot, as a heartwrenching monologue in "The Zygon Inversion" makes clear. In "The Girl Who Died", he admits he hates losing everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain even though it never works. His ChronicHeroSyndrome intensifies; he wants to save whomever he can, ''damn'' the consequences. His desperate, rash rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished as ''she'' becomes a dark woobie. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''']], whereupon he has a ''massive'' FreakOut. '''Then''' he's transported into a giant torture chamber by none other than [[spoiler: '''his own people, the Time Lords''']]. Firmly at the DespairEventHorizon and completely alone, he lets grief and rage overwhelm him and becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: he chooses to fight his way out and turn his back on his people and beloved homeworld just to achieve the means to spirit Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He no longer cares about ''the safety of the universe''. He only fully returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one memory wiped -- he remembers their time together but not ''her'', and they are separated forever]]. At last, the Christmas special [[ThrowTheDogABone throws this poor old dog a bone]]: He's reunited with River Song for a while, but it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...[[spoiler: still, they are able to spend '''twenty-four happy years together''']].
** Also, Twelve is an imposing, aloof, older-looking Doctor. He's tall, LeanAndMean, in severe dark suits much of the time (though this look softens via a hoodie in later episodes) 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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** Alas, things get worse again in Series 9. While Nine through Eleven managed to repress and even forget the horrors of his days as the War Doctor -- yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed'' -- Twelve cannot, as a heartwrenching monologue in "The Zygon Inversion" makes clear. In "The Girl Who Died", he admits he hates losing everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain even though it never works. His ChronicHeroSyndrome intensifies; he wants to save whomever he can, ''damn'' the consequences. His desperate, rash rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished as ''she'' becomes a dark woobie. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''']], whereupon he has a ''massive'' FreakOut. '''Then''' he's transported into a giant torture chamber by none other than [[spoiler: '''his own people, the Time Lords''']]. Firmly at the DespairEventHorizon and completely alone, he lets grief and rage overwhelm him and becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: he chooses to fight his way out and turn his back on his people and beloved homeworld just to achieve the means to spirit Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He no longer cares about ''the safety of the universe''. He only fully returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one memory wiped -- he remembers their time together but not ''her'', and they are separated forever]]. At last, the Christmas special [[ThrowTheDogABone throws this poor old dog a bone]]: He's reunited with River Song for a while, but Song; it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...'''but.''' [[spoiler: still, they are able to spend A night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four happy years together''']].
years''', and the ending implies he stays with her all that time, loving her the way his younger selves could not.]]
** Also, Twelve is an imposing, aloof, older-looking Doctor. He's tall, LeanAndMean, in severe dark suits much of the time (though this look softens via a hoodie in and fluffier hair later episodes) 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...
15th Jun '16 8:49:09 PM Doug86
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* Fitz Kreiner, from the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novels, is such a woobie it's ridiculous. He's half-German and was born four years before WorldWarII and therefore [[KidsAreCruel spent most of his childhood being beaten up by other kids]] and even [[SadistTeacher bullied by his schoolteachers]]. (No wonder he's BookDumb.) His dad died and his mum went insane and ''then'' died, and even though he's shown to have a very close relationship with her, he later makes GallowsHumor jokes about ''the fact she tried to kill him shortly before she died'', which, he ''says'', makes it better. (Actually, and quite understandably, he almost cried when she tried to kill him.) He is generally a total SadClown. And then he starts traveling with the Doctor, gets brainwashed by Chinese communists, gets separated from the Doctor and ends up [[WhoWantsToLiveForever spending over a thousand years being utterly miserable]], is turned back into his normal self, the over-a-thousand-years-old version of himself is still out there and shows up and is [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds a total woobie]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil who just misses the Doctor]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath and]] [[AlasPoorVillain dies horribly]]... Then Fitz has a serious breakdown over the fact [[LossOfIdentity he's just a copy]], is brainwashed into being SickeninglySweethearts with a girl who just wants to use him... also, [[ChivalrousPervert more or less every other book, he gets a girlfriend]], and [[GirlOfTheWeek it never lasts]], sometimes because she dies. Also, he's everyone's ButtMonkey, evil triplets made him remember being born, he [[NiceGuy has moments of feeling really bad for dead evil monkeys]] and suchlike, he gets kicked around by nasty sorts a lot, he's [[TheKlutz really clumsy]], his relationship with the Doctor is adorable but horrendously codependent... There's even [[http://kseda.livejournal.com/425309.html a poem]] about his woobieness, and, good God, I somehow missed the Nazi thing! Long story short: you don't want to be Fitz, but you do want to give him a big hug and a [[SpotOfTea cup of tea]].

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* Fitz Kreiner, from the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novels, is such a woobie it's ridiculous. He's half-German and was born four years before WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and therefore [[KidsAreCruel spent most of his childhood being beaten up by other kids]] and even [[SadistTeacher bullied by his schoolteachers]]. (No wonder he's BookDumb.) His dad died and his mum went insane and ''then'' died, and even though he's shown to have a very close relationship with her, he later makes GallowsHumor jokes about ''the fact she tried to kill him shortly before she died'', which, he ''says'', makes it better. (Actually, and quite understandably, he almost cried when she tried to kill him.) He is generally a total SadClown. And then he starts traveling with the Doctor, gets brainwashed by Chinese communists, gets separated from the Doctor and ends up [[WhoWantsToLiveForever spending over a thousand years being utterly miserable]], is turned back into his normal self, the over-a-thousand-years-old version of himself is still out there and shows up and is [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds a total woobie]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil who just misses the Doctor]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath and]] [[AlasPoorVillain dies horribly]]... Then Fitz has a serious breakdown over the fact [[LossOfIdentity he's just a copy]], is brainwashed into being SickeninglySweethearts with a girl who just wants to use him... also, [[ChivalrousPervert more or less every other book, he gets a girlfriend]], and [[GirlOfTheWeek it never lasts]], sometimes because she dies. Also, he's everyone's ButtMonkey, evil triplets made him remember being born, he [[NiceGuy has moments of feeling really bad for dead evil monkeys]] and suchlike, he gets kicked around by nasty sorts a lot, he's [[TheKlutz really clumsy]], his relationship with the Doctor is adorable but horrendously codependent... There's even [[http://kseda.livejournal.com/425309.html a poem]] about his woobieness, and, good God, I somehow missed the Nazi thing! Long story short: you don't want to be Fitz, but you do want to give him a big hug and a [[SpotOfTea cup of tea]].
6th Apr '16 2:22:47 PM Sapphirea2
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** In Series 9, the fallout of Series 8 becomes clear: She becomes the Doctor's DistaffCounterpart, more willing than ever to risk her life for adventure and for others, especially the Doctor. So she is almost killed by the Doctor when Missy "installs" her into a Dalek casing and claims this Dalek has killed Clara, and is almost unable to convince him otherwise. She encounters the Doctor's ''ghost'' after he heads into the past to stop a villain and, communicating with his living self, tearfully begs him to find a way not to die. She is a prisoner of the Zygons -- trapped in a pod and mind-linked to a commander who has assumed her form, finding herself trying to keep this double from killing her friends (including the Doctor). She is infected by an evil sleep crust-based lifeform. Finally in "Face the Raven", [[spoiler: a misguided heroic plan results in her making a Senseless Sacrifice. She dies fearing that her dear friend will become a warrior again out of grief and rage. When he actually pulls her from time at the moment of her death, she's horrified and heartbroken to learn he's undergone billions of years of torture and risked the entire universe just to save her]]. In the end, [[spoiler: she ends up with her own TARDIS and companion, and has more adventures before returning to her final death, but she never sees the Doctor again after one last meeting in which he does not recognize her, owing to his memory wipe]].

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** In Series 9, the fallout of Series 8 becomes clear: She becomes the Doctor's DistaffCounterpart, more willing than ever to risk her life for adventure and for others, especially the Doctor. So she is almost killed by the Doctor when Missy "installs" her into a Dalek casing and claims this Dalek has killed Clara, and is almost unable to convince him otherwise. She encounters the Doctor's ''ghost'' after he heads into the past to stop a villain and, communicating with his living self, tearfully begs him to find a way not to die. She is a prisoner of the Zygons -- trapped in a pod and mind-linked to a commander who has assumed her form, finding herself trying to keep this double from killing her friends (including the Doctor). She is infected by an evil sleep crust-based lifeform. Finally in "Face the Raven", [[spoiler: a misguided heroic plan results in her making a Senseless Sacrifice. She dies fearing that her dear friend will become a warrior again out of grief and rage. anguish. When he actually pulls her from time at the moment of her death, she's horrified and heartbroken to learn he's undergone billions of years of torture and risked the entire universe just to save her]]. In the end, [[spoiler: she ends up with her own TARDIS and companion, and has more adventures before returning to her final death, but so far as the viewer knows she never sees the Doctor again after one last meeting in which he does not recognize her, owing to his memory wipe]].



* Kudlak. Imagine recruiting warriors for years [[spoiler:and then learning that your AI commander couldn't understand peace, and so withheld from you the fact that the war's been over ten years. Ten years eaten by the locust unnecessarily.]]

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* Kudlak. Imagine recruiting warriors for years [[spoiler:and then learning that your AI commander couldn't understand peace, and so withheld from you the fact that the war's been over ten years. Ten years eaten by the locust unnecessarily.]]
29th Dec '15 2:31:55 PM Sapphirea2
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** Also, Twelve is an imposing, aloof, older-looking Doctor. He's tall, LeanAndMean, in severe dark suits much of the time (though this look softens via a hoodie in later episodes) 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...
29th Dec '15 2:19:28 PM Sapphirea2
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* The '''[[[Creator/PeterCapaldi Twelfth Doctor]]''' positively loves to play up his stoicism and no-nonsense approach, but we get plenty of moments in each episode that prove he's a fearful and worried man who's {{not so above it all}}.
** In Series 8, he starts off recuperating uneasily from a particularly difficult regeneration -- he narrowly escaped ''his actual death''. At first he's at somewhat of a loss when it comes to who he is, what he was, and what he should do now. He inadvertently alienates a lot of his friends and allies with his colder and detached demeanour -- while not fully grasping why. We accidentally learn on one occasion that fear ''really has'' been one of the driving forces behind his life, ever since he was a scared little child. He and Clara run into serious trust issues. As if that wasn't enough yet, the season's StoryArc sees his old and familiar adversary surface once again, tease him about the current location of Gallifrey, threaten him with a nearly no-win scenario, outright kill some of his allies, and make a creepy revelation about cunningly manipulating him and Clara from behind the scenes. The cavalcade of misery culminates in the post-season ChristmasEpisode, where he very nearly breaks down into tears [[spoiler:while meeting a dream version of Clara who's old and had been alone for many decades, wondering whether her friend would ever visit her again.]] The resigned and quiet way he apologises, calling his own mistakes and misunderstandings stupid and being visibly desperate for a miracle, could melt the heart of even Twelve's biggest detractors. Luckily, the moment when he feels nothing could get possibly worse, is when things ''finally'' start turning for the better.
** Alas, things get worse again in Series 9. While Nine through Eleven managed to repress and even forget the horrors of his days as the War Doctor -- yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed'' -- Twelve cannot, as a heartwrenching monologue in "The Zygon Inversion" makes clear. In "The Girl Who Died", he admits he hates losing everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain even though it never works. His ChronicHeroSyndrome intensifies; he wants to save whomever he can, ''damn'' the consequences. His desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished as ''she'' becomes a dark woobie. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''']]], whereupon he has a ''massive'' FreakOut moments before he's transported into a ''giant torture chamber''. From there he's firmly at the DespairEventHorizon, letting grief and rage overwhelm him and becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: he fights his way out with no help from anyone and turns his back on his own people and beloved homeworld just to achieve the means to spirit Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He no longer cares about ''the safety of the universe''. He only fully returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one memory wiped -- he remembers their time together but not ''her'', and they are separated forever]]. At last, the Christmas special [[ThrowTheDogABone throws this poor old dog a bone]]: He's reunited with River Song for a while, but it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...[[spoiler: still, they are able to spend '''twenty-four happy years together''']].

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* The '''[[[Creator/PeterCapaldi '''[[Creator/PeterCapaldi Twelfth Doctor]]''' positively loves to play up his stoicism and no-nonsense approach, but we get plenty of moments in each episode that prove he's a fearful and worried man who's {{not so above it all}}.
** In Series 8, he starts off recuperating uneasily from a particularly difficult regeneration -- he narrowly escaped ''his actual death''. At first he's at somewhat of a loss when it comes to who he is, what he was, and what he should do now. He inadvertently alienates a lot of his friends and allies with his colder and detached demeanour -- while not fully grasping why. We accidentally learn on one occasion that fear ''really has'' been one of the driving forces behind his life, ever since he was a scared little child. He and Clara run into serious trust issues. As if that wasn't enough yet, enough, the season's StoryArc sees his an old and familiar adversary surface once again, tease him about the current location of Gallifrey, threaten him with a nearly no-win scenario, outright kill some of his allies, and make a creepy revelation about cunningly manipulating him and Clara from behind the scenes. The cavalcade of misery culminates in the post-season ChristmasEpisode, where he very nearly breaks down into tears [[spoiler:while meeting a dream version of Clara who's old and had been elderly -- alone for many decades, decades and wondering whether her friend would ever visit her again.]] again]]. The resigned and quiet way he apologises, calling his own mistakes and misunderstandings stupid and being visibly desperate for a miracle, could melt the heart of even Twelve's biggest detractors. Luckily, the moment when he feels nothing could get possibly worse, is when things ''finally'' start turning for the better.
** Alas, things get worse again in Series 9. While Nine through Eleven managed to repress and even forget the horrors of his days as the War Doctor -- yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed'' -- Twelve cannot, as a heartwrenching monologue in "The Zygon Inversion" makes clear. In "The Girl Who Died", he admits he hates losing everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain even though it never works. His ChronicHeroSyndrome intensifies; he wants to save whomever he can, ''damn'' the consequences. His desperate desperate, rash rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished as ''she'' becomes a dark woobie. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''']]], death''']], whereupon he has a ''massive'' FreakOut moments before FreakOut. '''Then''' he's transported into a ''giant giant torture chamber''. From there he's firmly chamber by none other than [[spoiler: '''his own people, the Time Lords''']]. Firmly at the DespairEventHorizon, letting DespairEventHorizon and completely alone, he lets grief and rage overwhelm him and becoming becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: he fights chooses to fight his way out with no help from anyone and turns turn his back on his own people and beloved homeworld just to achieve the means to spirit Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He no longer cares about ''the safety of the universe''. He only fully returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one memory wiped -- he remembers their time together but not ''her'', and they are separated forever]]. At last, the Christmas special [[ThrowTheDogABone throws this poor old dog a bone]]: He's reunited with River Song for a while, but it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...[[spoiler: still, they are able to spend '''twenty-four happy years together''']].
29th Dec '15 2:13:12 PM Sapphirea2
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* The Doctor. ''Particularly'' the [[Creator/DavidTennant tenth]]. The Series 4 finale, "Journey's End", gave him so many examples of this in one episode, it managed to top the last three seasons ''combined''.

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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...
* The '''[[Creator/PaulMcGann Eighth Doctor]]''' in "The Night of the Doctor". He is so upset by the fact the Time Lords are becoming so hated a woman refuses to be saved by him that he would prefer to die with her. And he dies as he renounces the title of the Doctor. ''Particularly'' The story also makes his [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish]] adventures canon and considering all that he went through in them...
** Eight in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho outdoes all
the [[Creator/DavidTennant tenth]]. other Doctors on Woobieness, having one of the most horrible lives. He saves Charlotte Pollard, then discovers her existence is destroying history. He tries to pull a HeroicSacrifice to save her, then has his TARDIS turn on him for preferring to destroy her, then killing Charley and saving history. Eighth then has to exile himself to a universe without time, which he says is like losing a limb. He finally returns but his companion C'rizz dies and Charley decides to leave him when he's too flippant about the matter. Then she decides to stay...but due to amnesia the Doctor thinks she ran off upset at him. The ending of "The Girl Who Never Was" easily outdoes "Doomsday".
** The finale of "The New Eighth Doctor Adventures" easily outdoes New Who finale sadness. The Doctor's great-grandson Alex Campbell and Lucie Miller die defeating the Daleks and the Doctor leaves utterly broken. And he never gets better.
* The '''[[Creator/DavidTennant Tenth Doctor]]''' is ''infamous'' for being this.
The Series 4 finale, "Journey's End", gave him so many examples of this in one episode, much misery it managed to top the last three seasons ''combined''.



** 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...
** People may call a lot of it out as {{Wangst}}, but really, Ten has the best reasons to cry at season finales. In series 2, he loses the chance to tell Rose that he loves her when they're about to be ''separated by a dimensional barrier forever'' (at least until the end of series 4 which greatly negates the woobie)...in series 3, his [[spoiler: best friend-turned-nemesis]] ''dies in his arms''... And then of course [[spoiler: he gets a prophecy of his own death, the root of which turns out to be a lovely, sweet old man who Ten kind of wished was his dad earlier on.]]

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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...
** People may call a lot of it out as {{Wangst}}, but really, Ten has the best reasons to cry at season finales. In series Series 2, he loses the chance to tell Rose that he loves her when they're about to be ''separated by a dimensional barrier forever'' (at least until the end of series Series 4 which greatly negates the woobie)...in series Series 3, his [[spoiler: best friend-turned-nemesis]] ''dies in his arms''... And then of course [[spoiler: he gets a prophecy of his own death, the root of which turns out to be a lovely, sweet old man who Ten kind of wished was his dad earlier on.]]



** Fandom-induced example: somebody on the ''Doctor Who'' [[ImageMacro macro]] community [[http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis ihasatardis]] took a photo from the filming of [[Creator/MattSmith Matt Smith's]] first episode and [[http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1931933.html#cutid1 gave it a woobie spin.]] Suddenly even the rabid Ten fangirls wanted to take Eleven home and feed him cookies.

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** Fandom-induced example: somebody * The '''Eleventh Doctor''' was destined to be a woobie: Somebody on the ''Doctor Who'' [[ImageMacro macro]] community [[http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis ihasatardis]] took a photo from the filming of [[Creator/MattSmith Matt Smith's]] first episode and [[http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1931933.html#cutid1 gave it a woobie spin.]] Suddenly even the rabid Ten fangirls wanted to take Eleven home and feed him cookies.



*** And [[DistressedDude kidnapped and]] [[BoundAndGagged tied up]]. A lot.
** Don't forget molested by Amy [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale when he didn't want it]].

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*** And [[DistressedDude kidnapped and]] [[BoundAndGagged tied up]]. A lot.
** Don't forget
lot. And molested by Amy [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale when he didn't want it]].



*** It comes through even clearer later; not only does he face a situation that [[spoiler:he ''knows'' will kill him]] three or four times (depending on how you count it), on the few occasions when events from his previous regenerations have come up, it's clear that he's still just as tormented by guilt as Ten was- he's just much better at hiding it.

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*** It comes through even clearer later; not only does he face a situation that [[spoiler:he ''knows'' will kill him]] three or four times (depending on how you count it), on the few occasions when events from his previous regenerations have come up, it's clear that he's still just as tormented by guilt as Ten was- was -- he's just much better at hiding it.



** And from "Day of the Doctor" the War Doctor takes his place as the woobiest of all his incarnations, due to how utterly broken by self loathing and sadness he has become because of all he has seen and what he will be forced to do to save what's left of the universe.

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** And from "Day * In "The Day of the Doctor" the '''[[Creator/JohnHurt War Doctor Doctor]]''' takes his Eleven's place as the woobiest of all his incarnations, due to how utterly broken by self loathing self-loathing and sadness he has become because of all he has seen and what he will be forced to do to save what's left of the universe.universe. He's spent his life rejecting his title and fighting the Time War, seeing untold suffering throughout space and time. He even wants to die as he destroys Gallifrey. And even though he ends up helping to ''save'' Gallifrey it will take centuries before the other Doctors acknowledge him, as they think of him as a monster that destroyed his race. But then Eleven learns what really happened and vindicates the memory of his past life when he affectionately calls him "Captain Grumpy".
* The '''[[[Creator/PeterCapaldi Twelfth Doctor]]''' positively loves to play up his stoicism and no-nonsense approach, but we get plenty of moments in each episode that prove he's a fearful and worried man who's {{not so above it all}}.
** In Series 8, he starts off recuperating uneasily from a particularly difficult regeneration -- he narrowly escaped ''his actual death''. At first he's at somewhat of a loss when it comes to who he is, what he was, and what he should do now. He inadvertently alienates a lot of his friends and allies with his colder and detached demeanour -- while not fully grasping why. We accidentally learn on one occasion that fear ''really has'' been one of the driving forces behind his life, ever since he was a scared little child. He and Clara run into serious trust issues. As if that wasn't enough yet, the season's StoryArc sees his old and familiar adversary surface once again, tease him about the current location of Gallifrey, threaten him with a nearly no-win scenario, outright kill some of his allies, and make a creepy revelation about cunningly manipulating him and Clara from behind the scenes. The cavalcade of misery culminates in the post-season ChristmasEpisode, where he very nearly breaks down into tears [[spoiler:while meeting a dream version of Clara who's old and had been alone for many decades, wondering whether her friend would ever visit her again.]] The resigned and quiet way he apologises, calling his own mistakes and misunderstandings stupid and being visibly desperate for a miracle, could melt the heart of even Twelve's biggest detractors. Luckily, the moment when he feels nothing could get possibly worse, is when things ''finally'' start turning for the better.
** Alas, things get worse again in Series 9. While Nine through Eleven managed to repress and even forget the horrors of his days as the War Doctor -- yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed'' -- Twelve cannot, as a heartwrenching monologue in "The Zygon Inversion" makes clear. In "The Girl Who Died", he admits he hates losing everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain even though it never works. His ChronicHeroSyndrome intensifies; he wants to save whomever he can, ''damn'' the consequences. His desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished as ''she'' becomes a dark woobie. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''']]], whereupon he has a ''massive'' FreakOut moments before he's transported into a ''giant torture chamber''. From there he's firmly at the DespairEventHorizon, letting grief and rage overwhelm him and becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: he fights his way out with no help from anyone and turns his back on his own people and beloved homeworld just to achieve the means to spirit Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He no longer cares about ''the safety of the universe''. He only fully returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one memory wiped -- he remembers their time together but not ''her'', and they are separated forever]]. At last, the Christmas special [[ThrowTheDogABone throws this poor old dog a bone]]: He's reunited with River Song for a while, but it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...[[spoiler: still, they are able to spend '''twenty-four happy years together''']].

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** The end of "Journey's End" is especially sad when you take into that this episode was the first time we see her actually feel good about herself for once [[spoiler: then her memories are ripped away from her.]]
* A number of companions fit into the woobie category as well, Victoria and Nyssa being examples. (Deborah Watling, who played Victoria, has said as much in interviews.)
* Sarah Jane Smith. She spends most of her time with the Doctor being beaten up, tied up, blinded, and otherwise abused, and the capstone is that when at the end of her time, instead of dropping her home in South Croydon, he leaves her in [[spoiler:''Scotland''.]]

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** The end of "Journey's End" is especially sad when you take into that this episode was the first time we see her actually feel good about herself for once [[spoiler: then her memories are ripped away from her.]]
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* A number of companions fit into the woobie category as well, category, Victoria and Nyssa being examples. (Deborah Watling, who played Victoria, has said as much in interviews.)
* Sarah Jane Smith. She spends most of her time with the Doctor being beaten up, tied up, blinded, and otherwise abused, and the capstone is that when at the end of her time, time with the Fourth Doctor, instead of dropping her home in South Croydon, he leaves her in [[spoiler:''Scotland''.]][[spoiler:''Scotland'']].



** And let's not even get into all the crap she's put through in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''.

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** And let's not even get into ''then'' there's all the crap she's put through in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''.



* Rory's also a case of going from a ButtMonkey to a Woobie. The first time we see him, he's just Amy's (pathetic) male friend (the one the Doctor identifies as not being the "good-looking one"), who seems to be an UnluckyChildhoodFriend, perpetually bound to come in second to the Doctor. Amy leaves him on her wedding night to go travel the universe with the Doctor. When they finally pick Rory up to go along with them, he ends up basically being the ButtMonkey for all of his first episode. By [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]], though, we grow to see him more as a Woobie who barely believes his luck that he's the VictoriousChildhoodFriend and just wants things to be normal. By [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]], his woobie-fication is complete: [[spoiler:he pulls a HeroicSacrifice for the Doctor and dies telling Amy that she's beautiful. When he returns at the end of the series, Amy can't remember him, and just after she does, he accidentally kills her. Then he spends 1894 years guarding her body waiting until she comes BackFromTheDead.]] And they've [[spoiler:killed him again]] since. There's [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/the-killing-game-19667.htm a tweet out there]] where a fan asked Moffat if he was going to kill Rory once every season.

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* Rory's Rory Williams is also a case of going from a ButtMonkey to a Woobie. The first time we see him, he's just Amy's (pathetic) male friend (the one the Doctor identifies as not being the "good-looking one"), who seems to be an UnluckyChildhoodFriend, perpetually bound to come in second to the Doctor. Amy leaves him on her wedding night to go travel the universe with the Doctor. When they finally pick Rory up to go along with them, he ends up basically being the ButtMonkey for all of his first episode. By [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice "Amy's Choice"]], though, we grow to see him more as a Woobie who barely believes his luck that he's the VictoriousChildhoodFriend and just wants things to be normal. By [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]], his woobie-fication is complete: [[spoiler:he pulls a HeroicSacrifice for the Doctor and dies telling Amy that she's beautiful. When he returns at the end of the series, Amy can't remember him, and just after she does, he accidentally kills her. Then he spends 1894 years guarding her body waiting until she comes BackFromTheDead.]] And they've [[spoiler:killed him again]] since. There's [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/the-killing-game-19667.htm a tweet out there]] where a fan asked Moffat if he was going to kill Rory once every season.



* Amy herself hasn't had an easy time of it- abandoned by the Doctor as a child, growing up obsessed and thought to be mad with ''four'' psychiatrists, gets {{mind rape}}d by an angel, gets dragged underground thinking she's going to be buried alive, fails to save van Gogh, has [[spoiler:her boyfriend die in her arms before being erased from history]], then she [[spoiler:finds him apparently revived, and just after she manages to remember who he is, is shot and killed by him. To top it all off, her family got eaten by a crack in time before she ever met the Doctor.]]

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* Amy Pond herself hasn't had an easy time of it- it -- abandoned by the Doctor as a child, growing up obsessed and thought to be mad with ''four'' psychiatrists, gets {{mind rape}}d by an angel, gets dragged underground thinking she's going to be buried alive, fails to save van Gogh, has [[spoiler:her boyfriend die in her arms before being erased from history]], then she [[spoiler:finds him apparently revived, and just after she manages to remember who he is, is shot and killed by him. To top it all off, her family got eaten by a crack in time before she ever met the Doctor.]]Doctor]]!



* A [[LoneDalek Dalek]] as a Woobie? Tortured into near-insanity; alone in the universe of space and time; cut off from orders and companionship; forced to pollute itself to regain power; adapts to survive, in the process becoming "no longer pure Dalek". Cannot kill its enemies; admits fear and disgust at itself. Then is finally DrivenToSuicide. "This is not life. This is sickness." A different set of values, but ''definitely'' a Woobie.



* Vincent van Gogh, from the Eleventh Doctor episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent and the Doctor]], does a pretty good job of solidifying himself as a Woobie even though he only appears in one episode. Everyone he knows hates/fears him for being insane, the villagers blame him for [[spoiler: the deaths of the Krafayis's victims]], he curls up on a bed crying when he learns Amy and the Doctor are leaving because they're the only people who have ever been really nice to him, he mentions, 'in passing', that children throw rocks at him because they're "frightened" of him, and when Amy and the Doctor refuse his parting gift of a painting (they think it's too valuable), he assumes it's because they hate it. [[spoiler: This results in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when they take him to the present-day art gallery and show him that everyone will love his work.]]
** [[spoiler: The crowning moment gets partially dethroned to a TearJerker. Amy, fully aware of van Gogh's impending suicide, spends the episode dedicated to convincing him not to do so. She and the Doctor are so convinced they've succeeded, they rush back to the museum to see the "new" van Goghs... only for the museum to be exactly as they left it. Amy, having recently and unknowingly lost her One True Love, gets a HeroicBSOD as she realizes van Gogh still commits suicide, and she's saved only when the Doctor delivers his Aesop: "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things donít always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things donít always spoil the good things and make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things."]]
*** And then there's the ''[[FridgeHorror reason]]'' he commits suicide: [[spoiler: he has a vision of the TARDIS exploding, causing him to believe that the only two people who cared about him, who made a difference in his life, are dead. He dies without ever learning the truth.]]
* Kingpin and Bellboy from ''The Greatest Show in the Galaxy''. [[spoiler:With Flowerchild, Juniper Berry, and Peace Pipe dead]], they're the only ones left who resist [[spoiler:the Gods of Ragnarok]], and they've been all but destroyed themselves.
* The K-1 Prototype from ''Robot''. Forced by [[spoiler:the Scientific Reform Society]] to go against its programming and violate the First Law of Robotics, then forced to [[spoiler:kill the scientist who made it]]. Then, [[spoiler:it absorbs an energy blast and [[HumongousMecha grows to enormous height]], [[ShootTheDog and has to be destroyed]]. And all this time, only one person ever showed it kindness, a fact the Doctor [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]]].
* Katarina. Acolyte to a priestess who is a world-class bitch until her whole city is sacked, and then she goes more than five thousand years into the future into a world she cannot possibly understand. She [[spoiler:is held hostage by a desperate criminal and ends up having to [[HeroicSacrifice space herself and him]] to keep the Doctor from diverting from their mission.]]
* Haroun, Maimuna, and Safiya from ''The Crusade'':
-->'''Haroun''': Last year my house was a fine and happy place. A gentle wife, a son who honoured and obeyed me, and two daughters who adorned whatever place they visited. Then El Akir came to Lydda and imposed his will. He desired my eldest daughter, Maimuna, but I refused him.\\
'''Barbara''': So he took her?\\
'''Haroun''': Yes. Well, when Safiya and I were away he came and burned my house. My wife and son were put to the sword.
* Any decent person under VillainWithGoodPublicity Ramón Salamander, especially those thirty-odd people in the shelter.

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* Vincent van Gogh, from the Eleventh Doctor episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent and the Doctor]], does a pretty good job of solidifying himself as a Woobie even though he only appears in one episode. Everyone he knows hates/fears him for being insane, the villagers blame him for [[spoiler: the deaths of the Krafayis's victims]], he curls up on a bed crying when he learns Amy and the Doctor are leaving because they're the only people who have ever been really nice to him, he mentions, 'in passing', that children throw rocks at him because they're "frightened" of him, and when Amy and the Doctor refuse his parting gift of a painting (they think it's too valuable), he assumes it's because they hate it. [[spoiler: This results in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when they take him to the present-day art gallery and show him that everyone will love his work.]]
** [[spoiler: The crowning moment gets partially dethroned to a TearJerker. Amy, fully aware of van Gogh's impending suicide, spends the episode dedicated to convincing him not to do so. She and the Doctor are so convinced they've succeeded, they rush back to the museum to see the "new" van Goghs... only for the museum to be exactly as they left it. Amy, having recently and unknowingly lost her One True Love, gets a HeroicBSOD as she realizes van Gogh still commits suicide, and she's saved only when the Doctor delivers his Aesop: "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things donít always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things donít always spoil the good things and make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things."]]
*** And then there's the ''[[FridgeHorror reason]]'' he commits suicide: [[spoiler: he has a vision of the TARDIS exploding, causing him to believe that the only two people who cared about him, who made a difference in his life, are dead. He dies without ever learning the truth.]]
* Kingpin and Bellboy from ''The Greatest Show in the Galaxy''. [[spoiler:With Flowerchild, Juniper Berry, and Peace Pipe dead]], they're the only ones left who resist [[spoiler:the Gods of Ragnarok]], and they've been all but destroyed themselves.
* The K-1 Prototype from ''Robot''. Forced by [[spoiler:the Scientific Reform Society]] to go against its programming and violate the First Law of Robotics, then forced to [[spoiler:kill the scientist who made it]]. Then, [[spoiler:it absorbs an energy blast and [[HumongousMecha grows to enormous height]], [[ShootTheDog and has to be destroyed]]. And all this time, only one person ever showed it kindness, a fact the Doctor [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]]].
* Katarina. Acolyte to a priestess who is a world-class bitch until her whole city is sacked, and then she goes more than five thousand years into the future into a world she cannot possibly understand. She [[spoiler:is held hostage by a desperate criminal and ends up having to [[HeroicSacrifice space herself and him]] to keep the Doctor from diverting from their mission.]]
* Haroun, Maimuna, and Safiya from ''The Crusade'':
-->'''Haroun''': Last year my house was a fine and happy place. A gentle wife, a son who honoured and obeyed me, and two daughters who adorned whatever place they visited. Then El Akir came to Lydda and imposed his will. He desired my eldest daughter, Maimuna, but I refused him.\\
'''Barbara''': So he took her?\\
'''Haroun''': Yes. Well, when Safiya and I were away he came and burned my house. My wife and son were put to the sword.
* Any decent person under VillainWithGoodPublicity Ramón Salamander, especially those thirty-odd people in the shelter.
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* That female slave in ''The Romans''. Also Tigellinus. And super-woobiedom is likely in store for Tavius, as well, in the form of a CruelAndUnusualDeath at his master's hands.
* The Game Station Controller. The poor woman was ''wired into a giant broadcasting satellite at the age of five'', used as the {{WetwareCPU}} by the Daleks, but she turned out also to be an example of a HeroicAlbino by defying them and helping the Doctor find out where they were.. Even so, she deserved a hug from having spent a life wired up to a broadcasting station that does nothing but broadcast BadFuture [[DeadlyGame rehashes of bad reality TV and game shows]].
* Lazlo, from "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks". He's already working in a menial position during the Great Depression, but okay he's with a girl he's crazy about and who's crazy about him. He sees her off to her show, is hanging around her dressing room, and then he hears something in the props room. Cue later in the episode, when we find out that he was kidnapped on the Dalek's orders and because he wasn't sufficiently intelligent, they decided to turn him into one of their pig/human slaves. The good news is that he escaped before they could steal his mind. The bad news is that he now has a pig's face and spends his time hiding in the sewers and watching his girlfriend in secret because he doesn't want her to see him like that. Oh, and he's going to die soon, because the pig-slaves just don't live very long. [[spoiler:[[BittersweetEnding The Doctor does manage to fix the dying thing, but he still has a pig's face, although the good people of Hooverville give him a place to stay.]]]]
* Even some of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] qualify. In addition to the aforementioned Dalek, there's the Ood in "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).
* The Master! Especially JohnSimm's Master. Okay, so he's an insane rogue Time Lord determined to take over the universe and make us all do horrible things, but he has issues! Especially in "The End of Time."
** 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...
* Jackson Lake in "The Next Doctor". First off, he found he is not in fact the Doctor - who he thought he was is one big lie. Why does he think he is the Doctor? Not just because of a Cyberman data base, no; he saw his wife get killed, and the trauma of it made him WANT to be the Doctor so he didn't have to face the pain. Don't worry, in the end it turned out okay. [[spoiler:The Cybermen kidnapped his son and the Doctor saved said son. Now Jackson Lake can have a family with his son and Rosita.]]



* Winlett and [[spoiler:Keeler]] from ''The Seeds of Doom''. Imagine being transformed into a crazy plant with a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans instinct. And it's even worse for [[spoiler:Keeler]] because his boss ''wanted'' to see what would happen.
* Captain Jack Harkness. [[spoiler:he lives for millions of years, ends up as a giant face, his friends die on him, and the Master kills him painfully and repeatedly. Poor Jack]].
** At least two of his best friends. The Doctor and Martha, [[spoiler: were at his side when he finally did die for good]]
* All MirrorUniverse people in "Inferno", including many a JerkassWoobie and {{Lone Dalek}}.
* Madeleine Issigri, [[spoiler:and her father Dom as well]], from ''The Space Pirates''. Caven, the pirate leader, has long since coerced her into becoming an accomplice by the time of the story. [[spoiler:Then it is revealed that he's had Dom imprisoned in his own mine since she was a little girl.]]
* Autloch from ''The Aztecs''. He has had serious qualms about HumanSacrifice as long as he's lived, but the other priests view it as vital. Then a RuleSixtyThree reincarnation of Yetaxa shows up and vindicates him--no, Tlotoxl has unmasked her as a fake.
* The Marshchild from ''Full Circle''. It's a young Marshman that is terrified of the Doctor when it first encounters him, only to (foolishly) let its curiosity overcome its fear and follow the Time Lord, right onto the Starliner: a stranded spacecraft filled with humans that fear and hate its kind. If the sight of it cowering and whimpering when it finds itself surrounded by hostile humans isn't bad enough, there's a subsequent scene in which it's trussed up in a net, screeching and whimpering in terror; and then a scene of the Doctor attempting to protect and comfort it, at which point it starts making noises that sound disconcertingly like a cross between the grunts of a pig and the sobs of a baby. To make matters worse, [[spoiler: despite the Doctor's attempts to save it, it ends up dying a horrible, pointless death in the laboratory of the Starliner's resident {{Mad Scientist}}, its last moments alive spent groping towards a video monitor on which it can see the face of the one person who showed it kindness: the Doctor]].
* Eighth in "The Night of the Doctor". He is so upset by the fact the Time Lords are becoming so hated a woman refuses to be saved by him that he would prefer to die with her. And he dies as he renounces the title of the Doctor. The story also makes his [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish]] adventures canon and considering all that he went through in them...
** Eight in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho out-does all the other Doctors on Woobieness, having one of the most horrible lives. He saves Charlotte Pollard then discovers her existence is destroying history. He tries to pull a HeroicSacrifice to save her, then has his TARDIS turn on him for preferring to destroy her then killing Charley and saving history. Eighth then has to exile himself to a universe without time, which he says is like losing a limb. He finally returns but his companion C'rizz dies and Charley decides to leave him. Then she decides to stay... but due to amnesia the Doctor thinks she ran off upset at him. The ending of "The Girl who Never Was" easily outdoes "Doomsday".
** The finale of "The New Eighth Doctor Adventures" easily outdoes New Who finale sadness. The Doctor's great-grandson Alex Campbell and Lucie Miller die defeating the Daleks and the Doctor leaves utterly broken.
* The War Doctor, who spends his life rejecting his title and fighting the Time War, seeing untold suffering throughout space and time. He even wants to die as he destroys Gallifrey. And even though he ends up helping to save Gallifrey it will take centuries before the other Doctors acknowledge him, as they think of him as a Monster that destroyed his race. But then Eleven learns what really happened and vindicates the memory of his past life when he affectionately calls him "Captain Grumpy".
* Hrostar, Hlynia, Prapillus, and all the other Menoptra enslaved in the Crater of Needles. And one's heart will break for the Optera, too, seeing how circumstances have forced them into an environment so foreign that their very bodies didn't develop properly.
* The last Yellow Kang. Imagine you're living in a DeathWorld of a building, and all your friends have died. Furthermore, your remaining peers don't respect you until after ''your'' death.
* That poor tyrannosaurus in "Deep Breath". Eats the TARDIS, gets dragged through the time vortex and dropped off in a frighteningly unfamiliar place (VictorianLondon) where she spends a while confined to the Thames, being gawked at by the pudding-brains. The Doctor ''promises'' her he'll get her back to her own time...seconds before she's burned to death for a small bit of optic tissue.
* Clara has had a few of these moments, and many of them have emphasized her kind-hearted and antiheroic traits equally.

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* Winlett and [[spoiler:Keeler]] from ''The Seeds of Doom''. Imagine being transformed into a crazy plant with a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans instinct. And it's even worse for [[spoiler:Keeler]] because his boss ''wanted'' to see what would happen.
* Captain Jack Harkness. [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: He lives for millions of years, ends up as a giant face, his friends die on him, and the Master kills him painfully and repeatedly. Poor Jack]].
** At
Jack!]] But at least two of his best friends. friends, The Doctor and Martha, [[spoiler: were at his side when he finally did die for good]]
good]].
* All MirrorUniverse people in "Inferno", including many a JerkassWoobie and {{Lone Dalek}}.
* Madeleine Issigri, [[spoiler:and her father Dom as well]], from ''The Space Pirates''. Caven, the pirate leader, has long since coerced her into becoming an accomplice by the time of the story. [[spoiler:Then it is revealed that he's had Dom imprisoned in his own mine since she was a little girl.]]
* Autloch from ''The Aztecs''. He
Clara Oswald has had serious qualms about HumanSacrifice as long as he's lived, but the other priests view it as vital. Then a RuleSixtyThree reincarnation of Yetaxa shows up and vindicates him--no, Tlotoxl has unmasked her as a fake.
* The Marshchild from ''Full Circle''. It's a young Marshman that is terrified of the Doctor when it first encounters him, only to (foolishly) let its curiosity overcome its fear and follow the Time Lord, right onto the Starliner: a stranded spacecraft filled with humans that fear and hate its kind. If the sight of it cowering and whimpering when it finds itself surrounded by hostile humans isn't bad enough, there's a subsequent scene in which it's trussed up in a net, screeching and whimpering in terror; and then a scene of the Doctor attempting to protect and comfort it, at which point it starts making noises that sound disconcertingly like a cross between the grunts of a pig and the sobs of a baby. To make matters worse, [[spoiler: despite the Doctor's attempts to save it, it ends up dying a horrible, pointless death in the laboratory of the Starliner's resident {{Mad Scientist}}, its last moments alive spent groping towards a video monitor on which it can see the face of the one person who showed it kindness: the Doctor]].
* Eighth in "The Night of the Doctor". He is so upset by the fact the Time Lords are becoming so hated a woman refuses to be saved by him that he would prefer to die with her. And he dies as he renounces the title of the Doctor. The story also makes his [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish]] adventures canon and considering all that he went through in them...
** Eight in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho out-does all the other Doctors on Woobieness, having one of the most horrible lives. He saves Charlotte Pollard then discovers her existence is destroying history. He tries to pull a HeroicSacrifice to save her, then has his TARDIS turn on him for preferring to destroy her then killing Charley and saving history. Eighth then has to exile himself to a universe without time, which he says is like losing a limb. He finally returns but his companion C'rizz dies and Charley decides to leave him. Then she decides to stay... but due to amnesia the Doctor thinks she ran off upset at him. The ending of "The Girl who Never Was" easily outdoes "Doomsday".
** The finale of "The New Eighth Doctor Adventures" easily outdoes New Who finale sadness. The Doctor's great-grandson Alex Campbell and Lucie Miller die defeating the Daleks and the Doctor leaves utterly broken.
* The War Doctor, who spends his life rejecting his title and fighting the Time War, seeing untold suffering throughout space and time. He even wants to die as he destroys Gallifrey. And even though he ends up helping to save Gallifrey it will take centuries before the other Doctors acknowledge him, as they think of him as a Monster that destroyed his race. But then Eleven learns what really happened and vindicates the memory of his past life when he affectionately calls him "Captain Grumpy".
* Hrostar, Hlynia, Prapillus, and all the other Menoptra enslaved in the Crater of Needles. And one's heart will break for the Optera, too, seeing how circumstances have forced them into an environment so foreign that their very bodies didn't develop properly.
* The last Yellow Kang. Imagine you're living in a DeathWorld of a building, and all your friends have died. Furthermore, your remaining peers don't respect you until after ''your'' death.
* That poor tyrannosaurus in "Deep Breath". Eats the TARDIS, gets dragged through the time vortex and dropped off in a frighteningly unfamiliar place (VictorianLondon) where she spends a while confined to the Thames, being gawked at by the pudding-brains. The Doctor ''promises'' her he'll get her back to her own time...seconds before she's burned to death for a small bit of optic tissue.
* Clara has had a few
many of these moments, and moments; many of them have emphasized her kind-hearted and antiheroic traits equally.



** The real Clara has had a few sad or depressing moments even before she meets the Doctor, especially the loss of her mother while she was still a teen. She grows more distant from her own family after that (outside of her gran) and her anxieties are made all the worse by her [[StepfordSmiler trying to hide]] her sensitive side from people under a cheery and waggish surface, as she actually seems to [[DontYouDarePityMe dislike the very idea of being seen as]] a {{woobie}} and [[IJustWantToBeNormal not having her life under control]]).
** The "Dark Water" episode of the Series 8 finale two-parter turns her into an explicit {{Woobie}}, with more than a bit of BrokenBird subtext. By the next episode, while she and the Doctor narrowly succeed in saving the Earth and humanity, she has lost the man she loved (and ''thrice'' in a row, at that !), she's been in a state of shock and depression, and she is showing minor signs of SurvivorGuilt or [[ItsAllMyFault blaming herself for things that she ultimately couldn't change]]. To top it all of, though the Doctor made sure nothing can happen, she nearly betrayed him, out of anger, grief and confusion. As annoyed as he is that she would dare to try such a thing, he forgives her instantly, recognising that she's simply not thinking straight and is on the verge of completely losing it. Though he helps her as best as he can whenever they're together throughout the two-parter, it's clear from the ending of the second episode that both of them have been deeply shaken by recent events. Though they eventually reunite for a Christmas adventure, both of them had inadvertently lied to each other about being fine and needing to move on, and parted ways for six months. One can only imagine what a hard time they had with coping, especially Clara. She's parted with her best friend, lost her loved one, gained a new duty she needs to sort out, and was thoroughly traumatised by her experiences. If the Clara we see afterward is even half as sane and stable as she used to be (even on days when the Eleventh and Twelfth made her angry), then it's a borderline success. The Twelfth even overcomes his deep-seated aversion to hugging and ''gives her a kind hug'' before they part, sensing that poor Clara needs it more than ever. Yes, the ''[[GrumpyBear Twelfth]]'' [[GrumpyBear Doctor]]. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness That says]] [[TearJerker a lot !]]
* The Twelfth Doctor positively loves to play up his stoicism and no-nonsense approach to things, but we get plenty of moments in each episode that prove he's a fearful and worried man who's {{not so above it all}}.
** In Series 8, he starts off recuperating uneasily from a particularly difficult regeneration in which he narrowly escaped ''his actual death''. At first, he's at somewhat of a loss when it comes to who he is, what he was, and what he should do now. He inadvertently alienates a lot of his friends and allies with his colder and detached demeanour while not fully grasping why. We accidentally learn on one occassion that fear ''really has'' been one of the driving forces behind his life ever since he was a scared little child. He and his companion run into serious trust issues and as if that wasn't enough yet... his old and familiar adversary surfaces once again, teases him about the current location of Gallifrey, threatens him with a nearly no-win scenario, then outright kills some of his allies, and makes a creepy revelation about cunningly manipulating him and his companion from behind the scenes. The cavalcade of misery for the Twelfth culminates in the Christmas special of the series, where he very nearly breaks down into tears [[spoiler:while meeting a dream version of Clara who's old and had been alone for many decades, wondering whether her friend would ever visit her again.]] The resigned and quiet way he apologises in, calling his own mistakes and misunderstandings stupid and being visibly desperate for a miracle, could melt the heart of even the Twelfth's biggest detractors. Luckily, the moment when he feels nothing could get possibly worse, is when things ''finally'' start turning for the better.
** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain of his losses even though it never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome to save whomever he can, damn the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out]]. From there he's firmly at the DespairEventHorizon, fueled by grief and rage and ready to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if need be: [[spoiler: he fights his way out of being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and then spirits Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He only returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one who gets memory wiped -- he cannot remember her now, at least not completely, and is separated from her forever]]. In the Christmas special that follows he's reunited with River Song for a while, but it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...[[spoiler: but they are able to spend '''twenty-four happy years together''']]. And so he goes into Series 10 a sadder, wiser man...

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** The real Clara "Clara Prime" has had a few sad or depressing moments even before she meets the Doctor, especially the loss of her mother while she was still a teen. She grows more distant from her own family after that (outside of her gran) and her anxieties are made all the worse by her [[StepfordSmiler trying to hide]] her sensitive side from people under a cheery and waggish surface, as she actually seems to [[DontYouDarePityMe dislike the very idea of being seen as]] a {{woobie}} and [[IJustWantToBeNormal not having her life under control]]).
** The final stretch of Series 8, starting with "Dark Water" episode of the Series 8 finale two-parter Water", turns her into an explicit {{Woobie}}, {{Woobie}} with more than a bit of BrokenBird subtext. By the next episode, while she and the Doctor narrowly succeed in saving the Earth and humanity, she has lost the man she loved (and ''thrice'' in a row, at that !), she's been in a state of shock and depression, and she is showing minor signs of SurvivorGuilt or [[ItsAllMyFault blaming herself for things that she ultimately couldn't change]]. To top it all of, though the Doctor made sure nothing can happen, she nearly betrayed him, out of anger, grief and confusion. As annoyed as he is that she would dare to try such a thing, he forgives her instantly, recognising that she's simply not thinking straight and is on the verge of completely losing it. Though he helps her as best as he can whenever they're together throughout the two-parter, it's clear from the ending of the second episode that both of them have been deeply shaken by recent events. Though they eventually reunite for a Christmas adventure, both of them had inadvertently lied to each other about being fine and needing to move on, and parted ways for six months. One can only imagine what a hard time they had with coping, especially Clara. She's parted with her best friend, lost her loved one, gained a new duty she needs to sort out, and was thoroughly traumatised by her experiences. If the Clara we see afterward is even half as sane and stable as experiences; that she used to be (even on days when the Eleventh and Twelfth made her angry), then it's holds up at all is a borderline success. minor miracle. The Twelfth even overcomes his deep-seated aversion to hugging and ''gives her a kind hug'' before they part, sensing that poor Clara needs it more than ever. Yes, the ''[[GrumpyBear Twelfth]]'' [[GrumpyBear Doctor]]. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness That says]] [[TearJerker a lot !]]
* The Twelfth ** In Series 9, the fallout of Series 8 becomes clear: She becomes the Doctor's DistaffCounterpart, more willing than ever to risk her life for adventure and for others, especially the Doctor. So she is almost killed by the Doctor positively loves when Missy "installs" her into a Dalek casing and claims this Dalek has killed Clara, and is almost unable to play up convince him otherwise. She encounters the Doctor's ''ghost'' after he heads into the past to stop a villain and, communicating with his stoicism living self, tearfully begs him to find a way not to die. She is a prisoner of the Zygons -- trapped in a pod and no-nonsense approach mind-linked to a commander who has assumed her form, finding herself trying to keep this double from killing her friends (including the Doctor). She is infected by an evil sleep crust-based lifeform. Finally in "Face the Raven", [[spoiler: a misguided heroic plan results in her making a Senseless Sacrifice. She dies fearing that her dear friend will become a warrior again out of grief and rage. When he actually pulls her from time at the moment of her death, she's horrified and heartbroken to learn he's undergone billions of years of torture and risked the entire universe just to save her]]. In the end, [[spoiler: she ends up with her own TARDIS and companion, and has more adventures before returning to her final death, but she never sees the Doctor again after one last meeting in which he does not recognize her, owing to his memory wipe]].

[[AC:One-off Woobies]]
* Autloch from "The Aztecs". He has had serious qualms about HumanSacrifice as long as he's lived, but the other priests view it as vital. Then a RuleSixtyThree reincarnation of Yetaxa shows up and vindicates him--no, Tlotoxl has unmasked her as a fake.
* That female slave in "The Romans". Also Tigellinus. And super-woobiedom is likely in store for Tavius, as well, in the form of a CruelAndUnusualDeath at his master's hands.
* Haroun, Maimuna, and Safiya from "The Crusade":
-->'''Haroun''': Last year my house was a fine and happy place. A gentle wife, a son who honoured and obeyed me, and two daughters who adorned whatever place they visited. Then El Akir came to Lydda and imposed his will. He desired my eldest daughter, Maimuna, but I refused him.\\
'''Barbara''': So he took her?\\
'''Haroun''': Yes. Well, when Safiya and I were away he came and burned my house. My wife and son were put to the sword.
* Any decent person under VillainWithGoodPublicity Ramón Salamander, especially those thirty-odd people in the shelter.
* Madeleine Issigri, [[spoiler:and her father Dom as well]], from "The Space Pirates". Caven, the pirate leader, has long since coerced her into becoming an accomplice by the time of the story. [[spoiler:Then it is revealed that he's had Dom imprisoned in his own mine since she was a little girl.]]
* All MirrorUniverse people in "Inferno", including many a JerkassWoobie and {{Lone Dalek}}.
* Winlett and [[spoiler:Keeler]] from "The Seeds of Doom". Imagine being transformed into a crazy plant with a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans instinct. And it's even worse for [[spoiler:Keeler]] because his boss ''wanted'' to see what would happen.
* The last Yellow Kang in "Paradise Towers". Imagine you're living in a DeathWorld of a building, and all your friends have died. Furthermore, your remaining peers don't respect you until after ''your'' death.
* Kingpin and Bellboy from "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy". [[spoiler:With Flowerchild, Juniper Berry, and Peace Pipe dead]], they're the only ones left who resist [[spoiler:the Gods of Ragnarok]], and they've been all but destroyed themselves.
* The Game Station Controller. The poor woman was ''wired into a giant broadcasting satellite at the age of five'', used as the {{WetwareCPU}} by the Daleks, but she turned out also to be an example of a HeroicAlbino by defying them and helping the Doctor find out where they were.. Even so, she deserved a hug from having spent a life wired up to a broadcasting station that does nothing but broadcast BadFuture [[DeadlyGame rehashes of bad reality TV and game shows]].
* Lazlo, from "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks". He's already working in a menial position during the Great Depression, but okay he's with a girl he's crazy about and who's crazy about him. He sees her off to her show, is hanging around her dressing room, and then he hears something in the props room. Cue later in the episode, when we find out that he was kidnapped on the Dalek's orders and because he wasn't sufficiently intelligent, they decided to turn him into one of their pig/human slaves. The good news is that he escaped before they could steal his mind. The bad news is that he now has a pig's face and spends his time hiding in the sewers and watching his girlfriend in secret because he doesn't want her to see him like that. Oh, and he's going to die soon, because the pig-slaves just don't live very long. [[spoiler:[[BittersweetEnding The Doctor does manage to fix the dying thing, but he still has a pig's face, although the good people of Hooverville give him a place to stay.]]]]
* Jackson Lake in "The Next Doctor". First off, he found he is not in fact the Doctor - who he thought he was is one big lie. Why does he think he is the Doctor? Not just because of a Cyberman data base, no; he saw his wife get killed, and the trauma of it made him WANT to be the Doctor so he didn't have to face the pain. Don't worry, in the end it turns out okay. [[spoiler:The Cybermen kidnapped his son and the Doctor saved said son. Now Jackson Lake can have a family with his son and Rosita!]]
* Vincent van Gogh, from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent and the Doctor]]", does a pretty good job of solidifying himself as a Woobie in just one episode. Everyone he knows hates/fears him for being insane, the villagers blame him for [[spoiler: the deaths of the Krafayis's victims]], he curls up on a bed crying when he learns Amy and the Doctor are leaving because they're the only people who have ever been really nice to him, he mentions, ''in passing'', that children throw rocks at him because they're "frightened" of him, and when Amy and the Doctor refuse his parting gift of a painting (they think it's too valuable), he assumes it's because they hate it. [[spoiler: They take him to the present-day art gallery and show him that everyone will love his work. Indeed, Amy, fully aware of van Gogh's impending suicide, spends the episode dedicated to convincing him not to do so. She and the Doctor are so convinced they've succeeded, they rush back to the museum to see the "new" van Goghs... only for the museum to be exactly as they left it. Amy, having recently and unknowingly lost her One True Love, gets a HeroicBSOD as she realizes van Gogh still commits suicide, and she's saved only when the Doctor delivers his Aesop: "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things donít always soften the bad
things, but vice versa the bad things donít always spoil the good things and make them unimportant. And we get plenty definitely added to his pile of moments in each episode good things."]]
** And then there's the ''[[FridgeHorror reason]]'' he commits suicide: [[spoiler: he has a vision of the TARDIS exploding, causing him to believe
that prove the only two people who cared about him, who made a difference in his life, are dead. He dies without ever learning the truth]].


[[AC:Monsters Need Hugs Too]]
* Hrostar, Hlynia, Prapillus, and all the other Menoptra enslaved in the Crater of Needles. And one's heart will break for the Optera, too, seeing how circumstances have forced them into an environment so foreign that their very bodies didn't develop properly.
* The Master! Especially JohnSimm's Master. Okay, so
he's a fearful an insane rogue Time Lord determined to take over the universe and worried make us all do horrible things, but he has issues! Especially in "The End of Time".
** 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 who's {{not so above not unlike the Doctor...
* The K-1 Prototype from "Robot". Forced by [[spoiler:the Scientific Reform Society]] to go against its programming and violate the First Law of Robotics, then forced to [[spoiler:kill the scientist who made it]]. Then, [[spoiler:it absorbs an energy blast and [[HumongousMecha grows to enormous height]], [[ShootTheDog and has to be destroyed]]. And all this time, only one person ever showed
it all}}.kindness, a fact the Doctor [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]]].
* The Marshchild from "Full Circle". It's a young Marshman that is terrified of the Doctor when it first encounters him, only to (foolishly) let its curiosity overcome its fear and follow the Time Lord, right onto the Starliner: a stranded spacecraft filled with humans that fear and hate its kind. If the sight of it cowering and whimpering when it finds itself surrounded by hostile humans isn't bad enough, there's a subsequent scene in which it's trussed up in a net, screeching and whimpering in terror; and then a scene of the Doctor attempting to protect and comfort it, at which point it starts making noises that sound disconcertingly like a cross between the grunts of a pig and the sobs of a baby. To make matters worse, [[spoiler: despite the Doctor's attempts to save it, it ends up dying a horrible, pointless death in the laboratory of the Starliner's resident {{Mad Scientist}}, its last moments alive spent groping towards a video monitor on which it can see the face of the one person who showed it kindness: the Doctor]].
* A [[LoneDalek Dalek]] as a Woobie? It's the first Dalek seen in the revival series. Tortured into near-insanity; alone in the universe of space and time; cut off from orders and companionship; forced to pollute itself to regain power; adapts to survive, in the process becoming "no longer pure Dalek". Cannot kill its enemies; admits fear and disgust at itself. Then is finally DrivenToSuicide. "This is not life. This is sickness." A different set of values, but ''definitely'' a Woobie.

** * In Series 8, he starts off recuperating uneasily from a particularly difficult regeneration in which he narrowly escaped ''his actual death''. At first, he's at somewhat of a loss when it comes addition to who he is, what he was, and what he should do now. He inadvertently alienates a lot of his friends and allies with his colder and detached demeanour while not fully grasping why. We accidentally learn on one occassion that fear ''really has'' been one of the driving forces behind his life ever since he was a scared little child. He and his companion run into serious trust issues and as if that wasn't enough yet... his old and familiar adversary surfaces once again, teases him about the current location of Gallifrey, threatens him with a nearly no-win scenario, then outright kills some of his allies, and makes a creepy revelation about cunningly manipulating him and his companion from behind the scenes. The cavalcade of misery for the Twelfth culminates in the Christmas special of the series, where he very nearly breaks down into tears [[spoiler:while meeting a dream version of Clara who's old and had been alone for many decades, wondering whether her friend would ever visit her again.]] The resigned and quiet way he apologises in, calling his own mistakes and misunderstandings stupid and being visibly desperate for a miracle, could melt the heart of even the Twelfth's biggest detractors. Luckily, the moment when he feels nothing could get possibly worse, is when things ''finally'' start turning for the better.
** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but
aforementioned Dalek, there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, Ood in "Planet of the Ood" (lobotomized and losing people in general; he runs about sold as slaves), the universe to try Krafayis in "Vincent and escape the pain of his losses 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 never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome wants to save whomever he can, damn do is die).
* That poor tyrannosaurus in "Deep Breath". Eats
the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of TARDIS, gets dragged through the Viking girl Ashildr time vortex and dropped off in a way that also makes her immortal turns into frighteningly unfamiliar place (VictorianLondon) where she spends a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As while confined to the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out]]. From there he's firmly at the DespairEventHorizon, fueled by grief and rage and ready to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if need be: [[spoiler: he fights his way out of Thames, being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and then spirits Clara away from gawked at by the pudding-brains. The apologetic Doctor ''promises'' her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping he'll get her to keep her safe rather than paying heed back to her wishes and accepting own time...seconds before she's gone]]. He only returns burned to death for a small bit of optic tissue, much to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one who gets memory wiped -- he cannot remember her now, at least not completely, and is separated from her forever]]. In the Christmas special that follows he's reunited with River Song for a while, but it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...[[spoiler: but they are able to spend '''twenty-four happy years together''']]. And so he goes into Series 10 a sadder, wiser man...
distress.



* Kudlak. Imagine recruiting warriors for years [[spoiler:and then learning that your AI commander couldn't understand peace, and so withheld from you the fact that the war's been over ten years. Ten years eaten by the locust unnecessarily.]]

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* Kudlak. Imagine recruiting warriors for years [[spoiler:and then learning that your AI commander couldn't understand peace, and so withheld from you the fact that the war's been over ten years. Ten years eaten by the locust unnecessarily.]]
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* River Song had a pretty awful childhood, to say the least. The rest of her life was spent watching the man she loved, along with her parents (who never got a chance to raise her), forget about her. Also, she died after having her worst fear come true and ends up trapped in a virtual world. As subjective as she is, it is hard to not feel a bit sorry for her. And ''then'' there's her most recent appearance in "The Husbands of River Song", which reveals that she doesn't believe the Doctor ever truly loved her. In the end, [[spoiler: she spends '''twenty-four happy years with the Twelfth Doctor''' before that death, because he ''does'' love her]] (sniffle).

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* River Song had a pretty awful childhood, to say the least. The rest of her life was spent watching the man she loved, along with her parents (who never got a chance to raise her), forget about her. Also, she died after having her worst fear come true and ends up trapped in a virtual world. As subjective as she is, it is hard to not feel a bit sorry for her. And ''then'' there's her most recent appearance in "The Husbands of River Song", set after she loses her parents and before her death, which reveals that (at least sometimes) she doesn't believe doubts that the Doctor ever truly loved her. In the end, [[spoiler: she spends '''twenty-four happy years with the Twelfth Doctor''' before that death, because he ''does'' love her]] ''does'']] (sniffle).
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* River had a pretty awful childhood, to say the least. The rest of her life was spent watching the man she loved, along with her parents (who never got a chance to raise her), forget about her. Also, she died after having her worst fear come true and ends up trapped in a virtual world. As subjective as she is, it is hard to not feel a bit sorry for her.

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* River Song had a pretty awful childhood, to say the least. The rest of her life was spent watching the man she loved, along with her parents (who never got a chance to raise her), forget about her. Also, she died after having her worst fear come true and ends up trapped in a virtual world. As subjective as she is, it is hard to not feel a bit sorry for her. And ''then'' there's her most recent appearance in "The Husbands of River Song", which reveals that she doesn't believe the Doctor ever truly loved her. In the end, [[spoiler: she spends '''twenty-four happy years with the Twelfth Doctor''' before that death, because he ''does'' love her]] (sniffle).



** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain of his losses even though it never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome to save whomever he can, damn the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out]]. From there he's firmly at the DespairEventHorizon, fueled by grief and rage and ready to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if need be: [[spoiler: he fights his way out of being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and then spirits Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He only returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one who gets memory wiped -- he cannot remember her now, at least not completely, and is separated from her forever]]. In the Christmas special that follows he's reunited with River Song for a while, but he's going into Series 10 a sadder, wiser man [[spoiler: without a companion]], so he has a long way to go to loving himself.

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** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain of his losses even though it never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome to save whomever he can, damn the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out]]. From there he's firmly at the DespairEventHorizon, fueled by grief and rage and ready to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if need be: [[spoiler: he fights his way out of being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and then spirits Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He only returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one who gets memory wiped -- he cannot remember her now, at least not completely, and is separated from her forever]]. In the Christmas special that follows he's reunited with River Song for a while, but he's going it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...[[spoiler: but they are able to spend '''twenty-four happy years together''']]. And so he goes into Series 10 a sadder, wiser man [[spoiler: without a companion]], so he has a long way to go to loving himself.
man...
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** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain of his losses even though it never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome to save whomever he can, damn the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out]]. From there he's firmly at the Despair Event Horizon, fueled by grief and rage and ready to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if need be: [[spoiler: he fights his way out of being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and then spirits Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He only returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one who gets memory wiped -- he cannot remember her now, at least not completely, and is separated from her forever]]. In the Christmas special that follows he's reunited with River Song for a while, but he's going into Series 10 a sadder, wiser man [[spoiler: without a companion]], so he has a long way to go to loving himself.

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** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain of his losses even though it never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome to save whomever he can, damn the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out]]. From there he's firmly at the Despair Event Horizon, DespairEventHorizon, fueled by grief and rage and ready to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if need be: [[spoiler: he fights his way out of being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and then spirits Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He only returns to his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is the one who gets memory wiped -- he cannot remember her now, at least not completely, and is separated from her forever]]. In the Christmas special that follows he's reunited with River Song for a while, but he's going into Series 10 a sadder, wiser man [[spoiler: without a companion]], so he has a long way to go to loving himself.
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** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain of his losses even though it never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome to save whomever he can, damn the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out. From there he's firmly at the Despair Event Horizon, fueled by grief and rage; he fights his way out of being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and though he '''finally''' returns to Gallifrey, it is ''not'' a happy homecoming]]. He does come back from this, and in the Christmas special he's reunited with River Song for a while, but he's still going into Series 10 [[spoiler: without a companion]], so he has a long way to go to loving himself.

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** Things get worse again in Series 9. Unlike his predecessors, he is constantly haunted by the horrors of what he did as the War Doctor (yes, Gallifrey stands, but there's ''all the other atrocities he committed''), regarding himself as a lost soul. He admits he hates having to lose everyone he comes to care about, and losing people in general; he runs about the universe to try and escape the pain of his losses even though it never works. This feeds into his ChronicHeroSyndrome to save whomever he can, damn the consequences. In particular, his desperate rescue of the Viking girl Ashildr in a way that also makes her immortal turns into a gigantic case of NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished when ''she'' becomes a dark woobie as centuries pass. As the season approaches its climax, [[spoiler: Ashildr betrays him as part of a villain's plot -- and it accidentally results in '''Clara's death''', whereupon he has a ''massive'' Freak Out. Out]]. From there he's firmly at the Despair Event Horizon, fueled by grief and rage; rage and ready to become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if need be: [[spoiler: he fights his way out of being Trapped In Another World with no help from anyone, and though he '''finally''' then spirits Clara away from her death (a fixed point in time) and considers mind wiping her to keep her safe rather than paying heed to her wishes and accepting she's gone]]. He only returns to Gallifrey, it his best self when [[spoiler: ''he'' is ''not'' a happy homecoming]]. He does come back the one who gets memory wiped -- he cannot remember her now, at least not completely, and is separated from this, and in her forever]]. In the Christmas special that follows he's reunited with River Song for a while, but he's still going into Series 10 a sadder, wiser man [[spoiler: without a companion]], so he has a long way to go to loving himself.
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