->''The storm. It's coming''.
-> -- '''[[PsychicPowers River Tam]]'''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3486089/1/The_Man_With_No_Name The Man with No Name]]'' (also goes by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3486070/1/A_Life_Less_Extraordinary A Life Less Extraordinary]]'') is a completed crossover fanfic of ''{{Firefly}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/650923/Frostfyre7 Frostfyre7]].

Taking place about six months after the TheMovie, the ''Serenity'' crew is strapped for cash and takes on the ridiculous job of hunting down an alien. Meanwhile, after the events of ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]'', the Doctor decides to go someplace completely new, and finds himself having to convince Mal to take him on as a passenger. So long as their ship has enough room for a blue storage shed..
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!!This work provides examples of:
* AlienBlood: The Doctor's blood is a paler shade of red than a human's.
-->[[spoiler:'''Simon''']]: His blood is the wrong color!
-->'''The Doctor''': [[SarcasmMode Is it?]]
* AlienInvasion: Right after the colonies left, [[spoiler:Earth was hit with a bunch of these. The Doctor claims it's probably why the colonies have been cut off for so long]].
* AlwaysLawfulGood: Mokshar. Their bodies are somehow evolutionarily programmed to stop working properly if they break their own ActualPacifist-based religious laws. [[spoiler: The BigBad, however, is pissed off enough by the Time War that he manages to subvert this... initially.]]
* BackFromTheDead: At one point, [[spoiler:Mal dies, but comes back to life]].
* BadLiar: The Doctor laments his inability to lie convincingly in this regeneration several times.
* [[spoiler:BalancingDeathsBooks]]
* BarBrawl: Early on, the Doctor wears his usual attire (a brown coat) into an Alliance friendly bar. Much to his confusion, he is quickly punched out a window.
* BadassBoast:
-->"Yes, I think war is a fool's game. Yes, I believe life -- all life -- is precious. But tell me something, Vharaj -- did you ever listen to my ''enemies[='=]'' tales of me? If you did, it's obvious you weren't paying attention. The Daleks do not have emotion, Vharaj. They don't know fear. But do you know what they called me? ''Ka Faraq Gatri''. It means Destroyer of Worlds. I am the Bringer of Darkness, Vharaj. The Oncoming Storm. I've watched worlds and galaxies fall, and rise, and fall again. I fought the Vampires at the dawn of Creation, and I may yet witness the end of the Universe. I brought about the destruction of my own race, the deaths of my children, my grandchildren, my siblings, my friends, all in the name of peace, to save this Universe. So you tell me, Vharaj: ''what do you think I am capable of?"''
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The bad guy failed to do this. He pays for it.
* BigDamnHeroes: It's ''[[TropeNamer Firefly]]'' and ''Doctor Who''. Of ''course'' there's BigDamnHeroes.
* BizarreAlienBiology: The author mentions a couple of the odd quirks of Time Lord biology that were mentioned in the series proper, including some that were mentioned only once. These include:
** [[TheNthDoctor Regeneration]].
** Two hearts.
** Very low body temperature
** Blood being a different shade of red from a human's
** Respiratory bypass when badly winded; mentioned by name in the 4th Doctor serial ''"The Robots of Death"'' and was a plot point in the Fifth Doctor's last serial.
** A violent aspirin allergy, from one of the Third Doctor's serials.
* BringNewsBack: Zeke, the leader of a town the crew [[spoiler:saves from a few Reavers sends them a message that the village has been wiped out by an army of them before dying himself. The crew is not happy]].
* ChekhovsGun: Partway through the story, the Doctor needs to wash his coat, so he empties his (very very large) pockets. Among the many things he excavates from them are [[spoiler:the last of the Christmas ornament explosives from [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]. These get used in the escape from Renier Enterprises.]]
* TheChessmaster: The Doctor muses about 'getting the pawns in place' when enacting his BatmanGambit.
* ClosestThingWeGot: [[spoiler:The Doctor ends up needing Simon to operate on him when he gets shot. Not that Simon knows anything about Time Lord biology...]]
* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler:Mal does try to shoot [[BigBad him]]. [[OhCrap It doesn't work]]]].
* CommonCrossover: Both series are beloved sci-fi television shows with a nice dose of [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynicism]], feature characters who travel through space with no destination and are renegades/outcasts in society (though with the nature of Series/DoctorWho, it's easy to dump him in just about any series).
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:The villain dies to save the Doctor and Mal's lives]].
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:While escaping the enemy stronghold, Mal does this to Inara, which also serves to distract her long enough for him to [[YouShallNotPass run back and hold off the approaching mooks]]]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: They even manage to earn some much needed cash. With [[PerpetualPoverty how things usually end up]], [[GenreSavvy Mal is stunned by this turn of events]].
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: The Doctor and the BigBad argue over this. Naturally, the Doctor wins.
* {{Foil}}: The Doctor and Mal, to each other. Both are damaged war heroes with a nasty case of ChronicHeroSyndrome and a natural charisma, but where Mal is gruff and slips easily into wrath, the Doctor is bouncy and slips more easily into TranquilFury.
* GenreSavvy: The Doctor, even more so than usual.
* GoLookAtTheDistraction: The Doctor throws a HypnoTrinket up in the air, hoping some brainwashed thugs will stare at it long enough for River to beat the snot out of them.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: The BigBad turns out to be [[spoiler:an alien of a species known as empaths and healers.]]
* GreatOffscreenWar: Both the Time War and the war between the Alliance and the Browncoats are integral to the backstories and motivations of pretty-much every single character.
* HannibalLecture: The BigBad does this to the Doctor. The Doctor later [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech returns the favor]].
* HiddenInPlainSight: The ''Serenity'' crew tends to forget that a giant blue box from the EarthThatWas is sitting around in storage. [[HumanAlien The Doctor himself]] also counts, as they are supposed to be looking for an alien, but they keep getting sidetracked.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The BigBad at one point successfully [[spoiler: breaks into the Doctor's mind. [[OhCrap It's exactly what the Doctor wanted him to do]]]].
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The Doctor goes on one of his famous rants when he finds out what the Alliance did to River's brain.
* HypnoTrinket: These were used primarily to gain control over [[spoiler:Reavers (as well as a few humans)]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The primary reasoning of the BigBad, as well as Zeke, the leader of a town plagued by Reavers.
* IdiotBall: The Doctor even admits that his little ItsProbablyNothing stunt was blindingly stupid.
** It ''was'' set up a bit better than most idiot balls, as here the Doctor had just come off of several days of stir-craziness, which he doesn't often have to endure, and doesn't take well when he does.
* ImplausibleDeniability: Invoked when Inara and the Doctor are [[spoiler:escaping from the enemy base]]).
-->'''The Doctor''': You must be mistaken, Leftenant. The lady and I were just out for a stroll. You must have mistaken us for someone else.
-->'''Security Mook''': Then how do you explain the blood all over you?
-->'''The Doctor''': [[ICanExplain Um...I got mugged?]] Really, you should do something about that, streets aren't even safe... You're not buying that for a minute, are you?
-->'''Security Mook''': Not so much.
-->'''The Doctor''': Well, it was worth a try. Still, kept you distracted, didn't I? And that worked very well indeed.
-->*Jayne proceeds to open fire*
* InsultToRocks:
--> '''The Doctor''': Calling [The Alliance] cretins is an insult to cretins everywhere.
* {{Irony}}: [[HumanAlien The Doctor]] is clearly enjoying himself immensely every time somebody mentions how stupid the idea of aliens is.
* ItsProbablyNothing: While everyone is hunting Reavers in some woods, they all suddenly stop, thinking they heard something. [[IdiotBall The Doctor opts to barrel through anyway. Guess what he walks right into]]?
* TheLancer: Mal and the Doctor are essentially [[TheHero the heroes]] on their own shows. When stuck together, though, the Doctor acts as Mal's Lancer and vice-versa.
* LaughingMad: Actually invoked by the Doctor. Everyone is duly freaked out by it.
* LivingShip: The TARDIS and River take a liking to each other.
* {{Masquerade}}: The enemy's base has the cover of a business. No one working there knows anything about their boss.
* MindControlDevice: See HypnoTrinket above.
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: Subverted. The Doctor considers figuring out River this way, but besides [[GoMadFromTheRevelation the]] [[MindRape obvious]] [[MindOverManners problems]], believes that it's so much more interesting to get to know people without it.
* MindOverManners: [[spoiler:The only time the Doctor does anything with River's mind is when she explicitly allows him to]].
* MindRape: The BigBad pulls this on both [[spoiler: Mal and the Doctor]]. The Doctor even uses that term.
* MoodSwinger: The author does an excellent job of capturing both Creator/DavidTennant's expressions and the dizzying switches between [[{{Keet}} maniacal cheerfulness]], introspective angst, and TranquilFury that they accompany.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore:
-->'''BigBad''': You cannot escape, Doctor!
-->'''The Doctor''': I can't begin to tell you how often I've heard that line over the centuries.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: After Mal is [[spoiler:captured by the BigBad, some of his underlings]] try to convince him to join them over coffee. To their credit, it was ''really'' good coffee.
* NoNameGiven: The crew is less than amused that the Doctor refuses to tell them his name.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: When Jayne says they're going to use their doctor for treatment, the Doctor says he doesn't do surgery.
* OhCrap: Mal thinks this when he realizes [[spoiler:the enemy might be keeping him alive in order to torture him]].
* OneSteveLimit: River Tam, not River Song.
* OperationJealousy: Played with. Kaylee pretends to like the Doctor in order to make Simon jealous, but it's only to screw with his head. Well, that and she's quite happy to [[CovertPervert stare at his butt]] [[MrFanservice on general principles]].
* OutGambitted: Well, of course. This is what the Doctor is ''[[GuileHero for]]''.
* PerpetualPoverty: The ''Serenity'' crew are in even ''more'' dire straits now; since the Miranda incident in the Big Damn Movie, they've got bounty hunters after them and people are even more reluctant to hire them.
* PregnantBadass: Zoe's pregnant with Wash's baby at this point.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Comes up when River mentions that the Doctor is too old for her. Mal, believing himself to be about the same age, feels rather put out by this.
** A bit meta, but Nathan Fillion and David Tennant are less than a month apart age-wise. Were the Doctor human and the both of them the same age as their actors, Reynolds would be right on the money.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The BigBad to the Doctor (see also HannibalLecture).
* RedOniBlueOni: Mal and the Doctor.
* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:Mal and Inara are engaged by the end]].
* ShoutOut: The title is one to Clint Eastwood's character in the Film/DollarsTrilogy.
* TheSixthRanger: By the end, the Doctor has more or less fulfilled this role.
* AStormIsComing: The last thing River says in chapter one, almost by trope name.
--> '''River:''' The storm. It's coming.
** The joke here being that in the new series the Doctor is kind of a bogeyman to lots of baddies, especially the Daleks, and one of the more frequently heard of the names they have for him is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Oncoming Storm]].
* SuperSpeed: [[spoiler:Vharaj]] can dodge bullets.
* TagalongKid: When the crew hunts Reavers terrorizing a town, a kid comes along as a guide [[spoiler:and manages to kill one. He ends up killed himself in a later attack offscreen]].
* TakeThat: When Inara asks Mal how to describe her job to the Doctor, he jokes that she should say she's [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the ship's counselor]] and they agree that it's a pretty ludicrous idea.
* TalkativeLoon: The Doctor comes off like this to the crew (mainly because there's no companion there to tell him to shut up), which often gets on their nerves. Eventually Mal concludes he's an escaped reader like River largely because of this.
* TechnoBabble: From both sides.
* TemptingFate: While infiltrating the enemy stronghold.
-->'''Inara''': They seem to be expecting an auditor.
-->'''The Doctor''': Good. No one will get too fussed when we go about asking nosy questions then.
-->'''Inara''': As long as the ''real'' auditors don't show up, we should be alright.
-->'''The Doctor''': *''winces''* Oh, did you ''have'' to say that? [[GenreSavvy Now they're bound to turn up. I swear, everyone has to go and jinx it all, saying things like 'It can't possibly get any worse' or 'Ooh, it's unsinkable!']]
** Subverted, incidentally. Despite the Doctor's expectations, nothing of the sort happens.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The BigBad 's reasoning.
* VaguenessIsComing: The way River often talks anyway. In this case, she predicts the Doctor at the end of the first chapter. By one of his ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast scary]]'' names.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
--->'''Mal:''' She said, and I quote, '[[AStormIsComing A storm is coming]].'
--->'''Inara:''' That's...vague.
* VillainousBreakdown: Once the Doctor [[spoiler:traps the BigBad 's mind, he turns into jelly]].
* VoiceOfTheResistance: Mal is recruited to be this. [[spoiler: He turns them down]].
* WeirdnessCensor: A literal one. The BigBad uses a device similar to what the TARDIS has to keep up the {{Masquerade}} at his hideout.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The BigBad.
* WhatYearIsThis: When the Doctor begins to get an idea of where he is, he finally just gives up and asks this. It does nothing to help get people to stop thinking he's out of his mind.
* YouDoNOTWantToKnow:
-->'''Mal''': Kaylee, find something for the doc to do. He don't need to be fussin' the whole time we're gone.
-->'''Kaylee''': He and I can–
-->'''Mal''': I don't want to know. Some things I really, really don't need to hear, little Kaylee.
-->'''Kaylee''': I was gonna say 'we can finish up some repairs in the kitchen'. Why, what did you think I was gonna say?
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:During an escape, Mal does this so Inara and the Doctor can get out]].
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