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29th Dec '16 6:14:47 AM 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven 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 anguish. When he 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]].

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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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven 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 anguish. When he 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]].
wipe]]. That said, [[spoiler: if the Curator of "The Day of the Doctor" is THE Doctor he may recognize her one last time, ''very'' far down the line, from his perspective]].
29th Dec '16 6:09:58 AM Sapphirea2
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** 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.

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** The finale of "The the New Eighth Doctor Adventures" Adventures, "To the Death", 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 "The Night of the Doctor" confirms that he never gets better.better, but just gets bleaker and bleaker in subsequent stories.



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



** 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion The Zygon Inversion]]" makes clear. In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied 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; it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...'''but.''' [[spoiler: A night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four 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 and fluffier hair later later) with BigOlEyebrows and NoSocialSkills; he HatesBeingTouched. In both the show and the ExpandedUniverse, he ''constantly'' creeps out and puts off the people he encounters via his appearance and mannerisms alone; it's one reason Clara initially has a hard time caring for him the way she did for Eleven. Because most people go by first and second impressions and he's cagey about revealing his sweeter nature, he is one of the loneliest and broodiest Doctors despite being incredibly loving and compassionate, with a remarkable capacity for forgiveness. It's so hard to be different...

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** 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion The Zygon Inversion]]" makes clear. In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied 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; it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...'''but.''' [[spoiler: A night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four years''', and the ending implies he stays with her all that time, loving her the way his younger selves could not.]]
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** Also, Twelve is an imposing, aloof, older-looking Doctor. He's tall, LeanAndMean, in severe dark suits much of After this, the time (though this look softens via a hoodie and fluffier hair later later) with BigOlEyebrows and NoSocialSkills; he HatesBeingTouched. In both the show and the ExpandedUniverse, he ''constantly'' creeps out and puts off the people he encounters via his appearance and mannerisms alone; it's one reason Clara initially has a hard time caring for him the way she did for Eleven. Because most people go by first and second impressions and 2016 Christmas special that leads into Series 10 confirms that he's cagey about revealing still emotionally tender over [[spoiler: his sweeter nature, he is one last goodbye to River Song, confirming that they indeed enjoyed 24 years of happiness]], trying to put the loneliest best face on it that he can and broodiest Doctors despite being incredibly loving move on. After all he's loved and compassionate, with lost, will he have a remarkable capacity for forgiveness. It's so hard triumphant ending to be different...
his tenure, whenever that may be?



* She'd been skirting woobiefication for a while, but Donna's [[spoiler:[[MindRape mindwipe]]]] in "Journey's End" finally propelled her fully into this trope. In a way Donna might actually be a woobie from her first appearance, she has a horrible relationship with her mother, her shouting at everyone is a cover for her very low self esteem, and now she's in love and getting married... to a man who is poisoning her with the coffee he makes for her everyday (a gesture that probably touched her at the time), so she can be the chemical key to unlock the hatchery for a bunch of starving omnivorous spiders... She's always had it pretty bad when you think about it.

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* She'd been skirting woobiefication for a while, but Donna's [[spoiler:[[MindRape mindwipe]]]] in "Journey's End" finally propelled her fully into this trope. In a way Donna might actually be a woobie from her first appearance, she appearance: She has a horrible relationship with her mother, her shouting at everyone is a cover for her very low self esteem, self-esteem, and now she's in love and getting married... to a man who is poisoning her with the coffee he makes for her everyday (a gesture that probably touched her at the time), so she can be the chemical key to unlock the hatchery for a bunch of starving omnivorous spiders... She's always had it pretty bad when you think about it.



** 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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** 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]]. And despite massive fan outcry over this, any chance of this being corrected died with Ten's regeneration. [[spoiler: She does marry a loving man and lives very comfortably, the latter thanks to the Doctor, but she doesn't regain the character development she lost]].
18th Dec '16 1:34:11 PM mario0987
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* The Fifth Doctor was a kind, gentle soul who wandered the universe with the desire to see it's wonders and had the genuine belief that there was real good out there. The universe rewarded this world view with high body counts wherever he went, a companion dying and another one leaving because the brutality was getting too much to handle.



* Sarah Jane herself. Her best friend, her parents and her fiancé all have to die as a result of the Trickster's interference (made worse because the Trickster ''brought them back'' as a part of his nefarious plans, forcing her to lose them all over again). Then there's ''The Lost Boy'', when she's so distraught by Luke being taken away (and her near incarceration) that she nearly shuts herself off from her team.

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* Sarah Jane herself. Her best friend, her parents and her fiancé all have to die as a result of the Trickster's interference (made worse because the Trickster ''brought them back'' as a part of his nefarious plans, forcing her to lose them all over again). Then there's ''The Lost Boy'', when she's so distraught by Luke being taken away (and her near incarceration) that she nearly shuts herself off from her team. That's not the last time she faces the prospect of losing Luke and in "Goodbye Sarah Jane" she also faces her own mortality in one of the most heart-breaking stories on the show.


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** He's a Woobie again in "The Curse of Clyde Langer". Everyone who has ever known him suddenly turns on him for no reason at all leaving him homeless and friendless.
16th Dec '16 5:07:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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. The story also makes his [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish]] adventures canon and considering all that he went through in them...

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* The '''[[Creator/PaulMcGann Eighth Doctor]]''' in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor".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...



* The '''[[Creator/DavidTennant Tenth Doctor]]''' is ''infamous'' for being this. The Series 4 finale, "Journey's End", gave him so much misery it managed to top the last three seasons ''combined''.

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* The '''[[Creator/DavidTennant Tenth Doctor]]''' is ''infamous'' for being this. The Series 4 finale, "Journey's End", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]", gave him so much misery it managed to top the last three seasons ''combined''.



*** Especially, ''especially'' in "Midnight," when he's [[spoiler:immobilized by an EldritchAbomination and is being forced to repeat everything it says]]. The way he manages to convey so much terror and anguish with his eyes alone makes that episode downright hard to watch. Of course, "Midnight" [[MindRape really deserves]] [[PsychologicalHorror its own section here]]...

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*** Especially, ''especially'' in "Midnight," "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight Midnight]]", when he's [[spoiler:immobilized by an EldritchAbomination and is being forced to repeat everything it says]]. The way he manages to convey so much terror and anguish with his eyes alone makes that episode downright hard to watch. Of course, "Midnight" [[MindRape really deserves]] [[PsychologicalHorror its own section here]]...



* 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.
** Woobieness highlighted oh-so-badly (as in "Oh, god...*sniffle*") in "The Hungry Earth": The Doctor tries to save Amy from getting sucked into a hole in the ground, but fails. Oh, god, his expression says, "Don't leave!"

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* 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]] Creator/MattSmith'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.
** Woobieness highlighted oh-so-badly (as in "Oh, god...*sniffle*") in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth The Hungry Earth": Earth]]": The Doctor tries to save Amy from getting sucked into a hole in the ground, but fails. Oh, god, his expression says, "Don't leave!"



** The interesting thing about Eleven is that he tries not to let himself be the Woobie too much of the time. "The Lodger" in particular shows him putting on a brave face. This probably makes him a StoicWoobie.

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** The interesting thing about Eleven is that he tries not to let himself be the Woobie too much of the time. "The Lodger" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]" in particular shows him putting on a brave face. This probably makes him a StoicWoobie.



** In "Amy's Choice", the Doctor says "There's only one person who hates me as much as you do." but doesn't elaborate until later. Hint: [[spoiler: it's himself]].
** "The God Complex" points this out-after finally starving the Minotaur to death-[[DeathSeeker something the Minotaur wanted]], [[AndIMustScream and who can blame him?]]-the dying Minotaur describes what sounds a lot like him...and then his FamousLastWords are "I'm not talking about myself". Guess who's translating for him?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDGzIz2uMM This]] [[TearJerker scene]] from "The Rings of Akhaten." Also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for both character and [[Creator/MattSmith actor]].
* In "The Day of the Doctor" the '''[[Creator/JohnHurt War Doctor]]''' takes Eleven's 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. 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".

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** In "Amy's Choice", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice Amy's Choice]]", the Doctor says "There's only one person who hates me as much as you do." but doesn't elaborate until later. Hint: [[spoiler: it's himself]].
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex" Complex]]" points this out-after finally starving the Minotaur to death-[[DeathSeeker something the Minotaur wanted]], [[AndIMustScream and who can blame him?]]-the dying Minotaur describes what sounds a lot like him...and then his FamousLastWords are "I'm not talking about myself". Guess who's translating for him?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDGzIz2uMM This]] [[TearJerker scene]] from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten." Akhaten]]". Also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for both character and [[Creator/MattSmith actor]].
* In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor" Doctor]]" the '''[[Creator/JohnHurt War Doctor]]''' takes Eleven's 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. 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".



** 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; it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...'''but.''' [[spoiler: A night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four years''', and the ending implies he stays with her all that time, loving her the way his younger selves could not.]]

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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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion The Zygon Inversion" Inversion]]" makes clear. In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied The Girl Who Died", 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; it's bittersweet as he knows how she'll die...'''but.''' [[spoiler: A night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four years''', and the ending implies he stays with her all that time, loving her the way his younger selves could not.]]



* Fans of Adric tend to see him as a woobie rather than TheScrappy; his parents died at some point before his first appearance [[note]]the show never elaborates on this, but the ExpandedUniverse and WordOfGod say it was a forest fire[[/note]], then his brother was killed in front of him. He's constantly trying to prove himself to the Doctor only to be scolded when he messes up (and even sometimes when he ''doesn't''; there's a moment in the Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures novel ''Cold Fusion'' where the Doctor ignores and then chides him for ''asking if he's okay after having a seizure''), repeatedly fails to save people (including his mentor and his brother ''in his introductory story'', which itself contains a bit of RealitySubtext since Matthew Waterhouse's own older brother had committed suicide just 2 years earlier), spends ''nearly all'' of ''Castrovalva'' being {{Mind Probe}}d by the Master while desperately fighting to keep him from hurting his friends, pretty much everything that happens to him in "Kinda" (is left to his own devices by the Doctor, which included being a played-completely-straight OnlySaneMan trapped in a research station with at least one AxCrazy and being assaulted by ''an entire native tribe intent on killing him'' while stuck in a transport robot that feeds off his brain waves) and then he [[DyingAlone dies alone]] thinking he'd just ''failed to save the world''. Oh, and he was almost turned into a vampire. And when he was tired of being an outcast (see quotes below) and wanted to leave the TARDIS crew to go back to E-Space, the Doctor blew up and argued something to the extent of "you can ''never go home again.''"

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* Fans of Adric tend to see him as a woobie rather than TheScrappy; his parents died at some point before his first appearance [[note]]the show never elaborates on this, but the ExpandedUniverse and WordOfGod say it was a forest fire[[/note]], then his brother was killed in front of him. He's constantly trying to prove himself to the Doctor only to be scolded when he messes up (and even sometimes when he ''doesn't''; there's a moment in the Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures novel ''Cold Fusion'' where the Doctor ignores and then chides him for ''asking if he's okay after having a seizure''), repeatedly fails to save people (including his mentor and his brother ''in his introductory story'', which itself contains a bit of RealitySubtext since Matthew Waterhouse's Creator/MatthewWaterhouse's own older brother had committed suicide just 2 years earlier), spends ''nearly all'' of ''Castrovalva'' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]" being {{Mind Probe}}d by the Master while desperately fighting to keep him from hurting his friends, pretty much everything that happens to him in "Kinda" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]" (is left to his own devices by the Doctor, which included being a played-completely-straight OnlySaneMan trapped in a research station with at least one AxCrazy and being assaulted by ''an entire native tribe intent on killing him'' while stuck in a transport robot that feeds off his brain waves) and then he [[DyingAlone dies alone]] thinking he'd just ''failed to save the world''. Oh, and he was almost turned into a vampire. And when he was tired of being an outcast (see quotes below) and wanted to leave the TARDIS crew to go back to E-Space, the Doctor blew up and argued something to the extent of "you can ''never go home again.''"



** The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio ''The Boy That Time Forgot'', debatable canon aside, cranks it up quite a few notches, especially when we learn the true nature of [[spoiler: how he survived ''Earthshock'': The Doctor's subconscious guilt had taken over during block transfer computations, creating an alternate universe for the freighter to crash in harmlessly, leaving our young Alzarian all alone in a jungle world without humanoid contact for ''500 years'']] and eventually turning him into a crazed insect-king abomination in time obsessed with revenge and just wanted someone to love him again. Oh, ''Adric...''

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** The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio ''The Boy That Time Forgot'', debatable canon aside, cranks it up quite a few notches, especially when we learn the true nature of [[spoiler: how he survived ''Earthshock'': "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]": The Doctor's subconscious guilt had taken over during block transfer computations, creating an alternate universe for the freighter to crash in harmlessly, leaving our young Alzarian all alone in a jungle world without humanoid contact for ''500 years'']] and eventually turning him into a crazed insect-king abomination in time obsessed with revenge and just wanted someone to love him again. Oh, ''Adric...''



*** Then there was "A Good Man Goes to War". [[TearJerker Dear God]], was she put through the wringer in that one. And just watch this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2LZomoBipI prequel]] for [[spoiler: "Let's Kill Hitler"]].
*** "The Girl Who Waited" and "The God Complex" make a near-perfect double whammy. After "The Girl Who Waited", [[spoiler: you want to hug Rory and the two Amys]]. Not so much the Doctor, but don't worry, he's likely added it to the near-endless list of things he hates himself for. Then comes "The God Complex": [[spoiler: The Doctor breaks Amy's faith in him, and breaks a part of himself too]].

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*** Then there was "A "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes to War".War]]". [[TearJerker Dear God]], was she put through the wringer in that one. And just watch this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2LZomoBipI prequel]] for [[spoiler: "Let's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler Let's Kill Hitler"]].
Hitler]]"]].
*** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited The Girl Who Waited" Waited]]" and "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex" Complex]]" make a near-perfect double whammy. After "The Girl Who Waited", [[spoiler: you want to hug Rory and the two Amys]]. Not so much the Doctor, but don't worry, he's likely added it to the near-endless list of things he hates himself for. Then comes "The God Complex": [[spoiler: The Doctor breaks Amy's faith in him, and breaks a part of himself too]].



* Mickey Smith. In his first episode, "Rose", he is attacked and eaten by a rubbish bin and replaced by a plastic duplicate. After he is rescued by the Ninth Doctor (who is always mean and condescending to him) and escapes in the TARDIS, he is dumped in an alley with his girlfriend, Rose, and is clearly traumatized by the ordeal. The Doctor then offers Rose, and only Rose, the opportunity to travel with him, leaving Mickey alone and the last person to have seen Rose before she disappeared. Over the next year, Rose's family make his life a living hell, as they believe he murdered her and are quite public in voicing this opinion. As a result, he becomes a embittered recluse. When Rose returns in "Aliens of London", she does not see him to apologize, although she is able to convince him she is sorry and the two briefly reconcile. However she still acts like a jerk, getting angry with him seeing someone else even when in the last story she considered herself "available".
** He even gets more pitiful in "Rise of the Cybermen"/"Age of Steel" 2-part episode, where we find out that his grandmother died, and he blames himself because she slipped on some loose carpet he was supposed to staple down. He also only gets to talk to the parallel world's version of his grandmother for a few minutes before he is kidnapped. Also during the second part, his counterpart, Ricky, dies, causing his allies, as well as Mickey himself again, to blame him for his death. Also at the end of the episode [[spoiler: convinced that there is more purpose for him in the parallel world, stays behind, and the Doctor can't ever come back to get him]].

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* Mickey Smith. In his first episode, "Rose", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]", he is attacked and eaten by a rubbish bin and replaced by a plastic duplicate. After he is rescued by the Ninth Doctor (who is always mean and condescending to him) and escapes in the TARDIS, he is dumped in an alley with his girlfriend, Rose, and is clearly traumatized by the ordeal. The Doctor then offers Rose, and only Rose, the opportunity to travel with him, leaving Mickey alone and the last person to have seen Rose before she disappeared. Over the next year, Rose's family make his life a living hell, as they believe he murdered her and are quite public in voicing this opinion. As a result, he becomes a embittered recluse. When Rose returns in "Aliens "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Aliens of London", London]]", she does not see him to apologize, although she is able to convince him she is sorry and the two briefly reconcile. However she still acts like a jerk, getting angry with him seeing someone else even when in the last story she considered herself "available".
** He even gets more pitiful in "Rise "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen Rise of the Cybermen"/"Age Cybermen]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel The Age of Steel" Steel]]" 2-part episode, where we find out that his grandmother died, and he blames himself because she slipped on some loose carpet he was supposed to staple down. He also only gets to talk to the parallel world's version of his grandmother for a few minutes before he is kidnapped. Also during the second part, his counterpart, Ricky, dies, causing his allies, as well as Mickey himself again, to blame him for his death. Also at the end of the episode [[spoiler: convinced that there is more purpose for him in the parallel world, stays behind, and the Doctor can't ever come back to get him]].



* Ace reaches this a few times in her last season, especially in ''Ghost Light'' when she tells the Doctor about how her best friend Manisha was killed by racist boys who firebombed her flat when she was 13.
** And while the ''Remembrance of the Daleks'' novelization has Manisha and one other person in the family surviving and going to live with relatives elsewhere, it also has Ace getting flashbacks to the fire and the hospital room [[AllergicToEvil at any sign of racism]].

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* Ace reaches this a few times in her last season, especially in ''Ghost Light'' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]" when she tells the Doctor about how her best friend Manisha was killed by racist boys who firebombed her flat when she was 13.
** And while the ''Remembrance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks'' Daleks]]" novelization has Manisha and one other person in the family surviving and going to live with relatives elsewhere, it also has Ace getting flashbacks to the fire and the hospital room [[AllergicToEvil at any sign of racism]].



* 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 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'']] (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 "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song", Song]]", set after she loses her parents and before her death, which reveals that (at least sometimes) she 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'']] (sniffle).



** Her Oswin Oswald duplicate from ''Asylum of the Daleks''. Stuck in the Dalek Asylum for a year, [[spoiler:she thinks she's trapped in an escape pod from a crashed ship when she's really a Dalek herself]].

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** Her Oswin Oswald duplicate from ''Asylum "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks''.Daleks]]". Stuck in the Dalek Asylum for a year, [[spoiler:she thinks she's trapped in an escape pod from a crashed ship when she's really a Dalek herself]].



** The final stretch of Series 8, starting with "Dark Water", 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; that she holds up at all is a 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 !]]
** 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 anguish. When he 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]].

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** The final stretch of Series 8, starting with "Dark Water", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E11DarkWater Dark Water]]", 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; that she holds up at all is a 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 !]]
** 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven Face the Raven", 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 anguish. When he 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]].



* 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":

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* Autloch from "The Aztecs"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs 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"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E4TheRomans 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":"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade The Crusade]]":



* 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!]]

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* Any decent person under VillainWithGoodPublicity Ramón Salamander, Salamander in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World]]", especially those thirty-odd people in the shelter.
* Madeleine Issigri, [[spoiler:and her father Dom as well]], from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E6TheSpacePirates The Space Pirates".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", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]", including many a JerkassWoobie and {{Lone Dalek}}.
* Winlett and [[spoiler:Keeler]] from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom".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"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E2ParadiseTowers 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy The Greatest Show in the Galaxy".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.Controller from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf Bad Wolf]]". 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan Daleks in Manhattan" Manhattan]]" and "Evolution "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E5EvolutionOfTheDaleks Evolution of the Daleks".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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor The Next Doctor".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!]]



* 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 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".

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* Hrostar, Hlynia, Prapillus, and all the other Menoptra enslaved in the Crater of Needles.Needles in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet]]". 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 Creator/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 "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time".Time]]".



* 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]]]].
* 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 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).
* 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 apologetic 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, much to his distress.

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* The K-1 Prototype from "Robot"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot 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]]]].
* The Marshchild from "Full Circle"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle 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]].
* "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]": 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 addition to the aforementioned Dalek, there's the Ood in "Planet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod Planet of the Ood" 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).
* That poor tyrannosaurus in "Deep Breath"."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath 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 apologetic 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, much to his distress.
5th Oct '16 6:59:48 PM SirHandel3
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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 -- 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 incarnations 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.
5th Oct '16 5:16:58 PM SirHandel3
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** And all of this is just the ''emotional'' trauma. Throw in all the times he's been electrocuted, irradiated, exsanguinated, electrocuted, possessed, poisoned, {{Mind Rape}}d, [[OverlyLongGag electrocuted,]] and otherwise subjected to physical agony, and the Woobieness reaches epic levels.

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** And all of this is just the ''emotional'' trauma. Throw in all the times he's been electrocuted, irradiated, exsanguinated, electrocuted, possessed, poisoned, {{Mind Rape}}d, [[OverlyLongGag electrocuted,]] shocked,]] and otherwise subjected to physical agony, and the Woobieness reaches epic levels.
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...
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