-> ''Adventures in space and time -- every four weeks!''
-->-- Masthead promo, since issue 450

The longest running official [[TelevisionTieInMagazines Television Tie In Magazine]] in the world, as declared by Guinness World Records, ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' started off as ''Doctor Who Weekly'' back in ''1979''.

Originally under Marvel, it is now published by Panini, who absorbed Marvel UK a few years back.

DWM is a lot more independent than most such mags, printing reviews that can be highly critical and happily criticising many of the show's poor past episodes. It has become very close to the production team and is very much a source for exclusives, especially episode titles.

It regularly publishes specials, including Making Of guides for every season of the new series.

It's also spawned a few spinoffs, including a short-lived poster magazine spotlighting the series' monsters; ''Doctor Who Classic Comics'', which mainly reprinted pre-DWM Doctor Who comics; and ''Doctor Who Insider'', for North American fans.

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* The Comic Strip: Part of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse. Has featured all the Doctors at some point (the current Doctor has always starred whilst the show was being broadcast; during the 1989-1996 hiatus, strips alternating between the first seven were featured for a period). Its stories vary in length, content and creative style, much like the show itself. Aside from the regular companions, the comic has introduced a variety of new ones to the {{Whoniverse}}, such as Frobisher (a shape-shifting penguin), Izzy, and the rather forgotten Sharon, the first non-white companion (the {{Tie In Novel}}s also had non-white companions before the arrival of Mickey Smith). The majority of the strips are available in book compilations (except for the first Eighth Doctor collection, ''Endgame'', which is out of print, and the Ninth Doctor's which, due to shortness, is a magazine special).
** Both Creator/GrantMorrison and Creator/AlanMoore have contributed strips. Although with Alan Moore, it was entirely a case of MoneyDearBoy, as he was convinced [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the show went downhill as soon as William Hartnell left]].
** Two-and-a-quarter Creator/BigFinish audio episodes, [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho014TheHolyTerror "The Holy Terror"]], "The Maltese Penguin" (both starring Frobisher) and Izzy's chapter of "The Company Of Friends", take place in this comics continuity rather than in the Creator/BigFinish canon. Six also meets Beep The Meep in a Creator/BigFinish {{omake}} audio, which came as a free gift with DWM.
** WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/RussellTDavies offered the actual Eight-Nine regeneration to the strip, but a variety of restrictions on the matter (not being able to feature the Ninth Doctor with anyone bar Rose, for example, and more importantly the whole Time War thing that led to the creation of the War Doctor) led to the idea being ultimately dropped by the editorial staff, who felt they wouldn't be able to do it justice. A draft script and a drawing are available in the Eighth Doctor compilation ''The Flood''.
** When Creator/IDWPublishing had the licence for American ''Doctor Who'' comics, they released a ''Doctor Who Classics'' series of comics publishing the ''Doctor Who Magazine'' strip from the start, sometimes with the original black-and-white strips coloured. This was actually history repeating itself, as in the early 1990s Marvel UK had produced the above-mentioned ''Doctor Who Classic Comics'' title reprinting selected stories from the 1960s/70s ''TV Comics / Countdown'' strip.
* The Time Team: Four fans watching all the episodes in order. The original team started in 1999; partly due to there not always being room and the show's sheer length, it took them a good decade to get through the classic series. The feature took a break after the TV Movie, then returned with a new team for the new series. There is a rule (occasionally broken) that the team cannot discuss stuff they haven't "seen".
* The Matrix Databank. ItJustBugsMe in ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine''. Originally written by Andrew Pixley, it returned with a flippant approach, hosted by [[SdrawkcabName Sorvad]] (also credited with the occasional spoof news column "Space-Time Telegraph"). It has used "guest presenters" (usually companions) for a while with various explanations as to Sorvad's location.
* The LettersPage. One of the nice things for the older fans is the young ones writing in to express their liking, often of the classic series.
** Quick note - for the magazine, there is no distinction between classic and new: they are the same show.
* The Production Notes column, where Creator/RussellTDavies often dropped vague hints about future episodes (i.e. three words from the script). Creator/StevenMoffat took over in 2010.
** Moffat had written the occasional piece previously. There have also been contributions by Phil Collinson, Gareth Roberts and others.
** In 2013, this occasionally became a Q&A column, with Moff answering fan queries (usually about production stuff but sometimes providing WordOfGod answers to questions about the episodes).
* You Are Not Alone. Fan musings by Neil Harris. Follows on from other fan musings columns like Matt Jones's Fluid Links, and The Life And Times Of Jackie Jenkins (by Vanessa Bishop; "Jackie" was a fictional character).
** In 2013 replaced with Relative Dimensions by Jacqueline Rayner, which is more specifically about being a ''Doctor Who'' fan and a parent.
* The Gallifrey Guardian. ''Doctor Who'' news, including "Beyond The TARDIS", about what ''Who''-related people are doing outside the programme.
* Wotcha!, a humour page by "the Watcher", which previously existed as It's The End But..., also by the Watcher, and as mentioned above, The Space Time Telegraph by "Sorvad" (represented as a Dalek head on a human body).

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* "TV's No. 1 Hero!" has been used recently and has had variations, as in "TV's No. 1 [[TheMaster Villain]]!"
** Notably, a letter following [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] said how absolutely right it was that the issue covering this had the caption on a cover showing Martha.
* "X Is The Doctor!" announcing a new Doctor.
** Rather infamously they misspelled Creator/PeterDavison's name as "Peter Davidson" on the cover when they announced his taking on the role. They acknowledged this in DWM 389, the issue dedicated to [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]], where they finally wrote "Peter Davison is the Doctor!" on the cover correctly and pointed out they'd spelled his name right this time. They later admitted in DWM 400 that this is the one mistake they'll [[NeverLiveItDown never live down]].
** Exactly when the headline is used varies. For Creator/PeterDavison and Creator/ColinBaker it was held back until their debut stories aired; Creator/SylvesterMcCoy and Creator/JohnHurt didn't get one; for Creator/PaulMcGann, Creator/ChristopherEccleston and Creator/DavidTennant it was as soon as the announcement was made; for Creator/MattSmith and Creator/PeterCapaldi it was as soon as the regeneration occurred.
** DWM 403, the Christmas 2008 issue, has an obvious variation: "David Morrissey is [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E14TheNextDoctor The Next Doctor]]!"
** DWM 454 announced the redesign of the Eighth Doctor for the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' story "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoNEDASDarkEyesE1TheGreatWar Dark Eyes]]" with the variation "Creator/PaulMcGann Is the '''[[DarkerAndEdgier Dark]]''' Doctor".
* For a redesign launch and to tie in with "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]" - a Dalek and Music/KylieMinogue. The latter in a gold strapless mini-dress.
* Not a true example: a joke cover of DWM 396 [[http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/TardisKid/DWM396.jpg was mocked up]] and released on their Website/{{Facebook}} page; the same way real ones are, featuring Creator/StevenMoffat in response to someone on the Website/OutpostGallifrey forums wondering if he'd be mentioned on the cover. Some posters took it for real.
* DWM 397 had every word on the cover replaced with "Bad Wolf" (effectively renaming the magazine "BAD WOLF BAD WOLF" for one issue) as per the ending of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E11TurnLeft Turn Left]]".
* DWM 423's cover consists of only the logo and a time crack (giving the impression that the crack "ate" everything else on the cover) in anticipation of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang]]".
* DWM 428 was a special issue about the SoapOpera elements of the series. The cover has a bright red logo and garish yellow screamer headlines, pastiching the magazine ''Inside Soap''. The gimmick was continued inside, with all the columns being renamed appropriately.
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!!!The comic strip contains examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo: Shayde's guns fire psychic bullets, which are perpetually replenishing as long as someone provides him with the willpower to keep producing them.
* AbortedArc: When the TV series returned in 2005, the strip had to shift over to using the Ninth Doctor and Rose, meaning that companion Destrii's story was left unfinished. She was last seen in the strip walking off with the Eighth Doctor to new adventures.
** What Destrii's original story would have been hasn't been revealed; when offered the Eighth-Ninth regeneration, the creative team initally wanted to have Destrii continue with the new Doctor, but the restrictions they had meant they couldn't go through with it. They had a loophole, which meant they could have just featured the regeneration, but they felt that a proper regeneration meant they needed to show the consequences, so they reluctantly turned it down.
** Not the first time the strip's aborted its arc, either; writer Steve Moore dropped his plans for Abslom Daak after falling out with editor Alan [=McKenzie=] and leaving the strip. Daak later got brought back by other writers.
* ActionGirl: Fey Truscott-Sade, 1930s British super-spy. Izzy too, after [[spoiler: the body swap]]. Even DarkActionGirl Destrii graviates towards this in her later appearances, risking her life to help others.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Eight wasn't [[ShesGotLegs mostly legs]] in the TV Movie...
* AgentMulder: Maxwell (Max) Edison, a UFO spotter who becomes a long-standing friend of the Doctor's throughout his incarnations.
* AlphaBitch: "Imaginary Enemies" introduces Veronica Stackmore, daughter of the Mayor of Leadworth, queen of Leadworth Primary School, and ringleader of the [[GirlPosse gang]] that teases Amelia Pond for her belief in [[NotSoImaginaryFriend the Raggedy Doctor]].
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Subverted with, of all things, [[spoiler: the Daleks]], in "Children of the Revolution".
* AmnesiacDissonance: Majenta has elements of this; she knows she used to be a criminal, and is fine with this, but she's occasionally shocked by evidence of how ''ruthless'' a criminal.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: Eight and Destrii got this ending due to the revival of the TV series and the executive decision that the Ninth Doctor comics should be strictly tied into TV continuity.
* ArcWords: The Crimson Hand in the Majenta arc. "What is buried in man?" in the psychic metal arc.
* ArtShift: The ComicStrip/RupertBear parody in the Voyager arc, and the Doctor shifting between alternate universes in "The Glorious Dead".
* AscendedFanboy: Fan''girls'' - Izzy and Destrii, who both become the Doctor's companion. Izzy's into sci-fi, while Destrii prefers westerns and action shows.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Kroton the Cyberman.]]
* BadSanta: "Imaginary Enemies" features {{the Krampus}}, a member of the [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E7E8WhateverHappenedToSarahJane Trickster's]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E11TurnLeft Brigade]], who calls himself [[EvilTwin Santa's shadow]]. He has a black beard and dresses in a white Santa suit with red trim.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: The Doctor's crossed paths with KingArthur and Merlin (Marvel's version, not his own future self), artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Spring-Heeled Jack, George Custer and Sitting Bull, Creator/WilliamShakespeare and Robert Greene, Creator/CSLewis and Creator/JRRTolkien, Socrates and Plato, the Golem of Prague, and pilot Amy Johnson. He also helped inspire the game of conkers.
** Abraham White helped nudge many of the inventors of the late 19th/early 20th centuries along - such as Alexander Bell, Nikolai Tesla, Rudolf Diesel and Henry Ford - inspired by an encounter with Thomas Edison.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Fey.
* BigFatFuture: In "Welcome to Tickle Town", the Doctor and Clara arrive in the Tickle Town amusement park 300 years in the future. Clara comments on the size of most of the attendees, hoping that the entire human race doesn't evolve into size XXX-L. It turns out everyone is trapped in the park, unable to leave. "Lifers" are those who have given up hope, eat the munchies (laced with sedatives) and ride the rides all day, becoming obese blobs.
* TheBlank: Shayde, who has a black sphere for a head.
** And the faceless children from "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night".
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "Happy Deathday", which parodies the concept of multi-Doctor teamups.
* ButchLesbian: Fey
* CanonDiscontinuity: Following ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s initial cancellation in 1989, the strip tied in with Virgin Publishing's Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel range, featuring book companion BerniceSummerfield, and a notably older Ace. Later on, however, the DWM editor decided to break with NA continuity, and proceeded to do so by killing off a notably ''younger'' Ace in "Ground Zero", making the NA tie-ins Discontinuity. (However, the Tenth Doctor strips have made [[ContinuityNod reference]] to strips both before and after the break.)
* CastFullOfGay: The Eighth Doctor travels with lesbian companion Izzy and bisexual, very androgynous companion Fey.
* CerebusSyndrome: The comics started out as very episodic, but starting with Steve Parkhouse's Fifth Doctor strips began to be linked together into lengthy {{Story Arc}}s. When the TV series was revived in 2005, the comic strip went back to episodic stories that could easily fit between TV episodes, but later returned to long arcs, beginning with the comics published during 2009 when only a few TV specials were shown.
* ChainmailBikini: The Amazastanians in "The Green-Eyed Monster".
* ChangelingFantasy: Subverted with Izzy, [[GeneHunting who, after learning she was adopted, rejected her adoptive parents]], fantasising that her real parents were alien royalty. Eventually, she outgrew the fantasy and reconciled with her adoptive parents.
* TheChessmaster: The Seventh and Eighth Doctors, the Master, the Threshold, Destrii's uncle Jodafra...
* ChristmasEpisode: "The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop" and "Imaginary Enemies".
* CityNoir: New Old Detroit in "The Deep Hereafter".
* CityOfWeirdos: London in the Tenth Doctor comic "Bus Stop". The Doctor borrows a random commuter's phone, sonics it, and starts yelling instructions to Martha, who's on Mars in the distant future. The commuter just wonders why the weirdos always have to sit next to him.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Josiah W. Dogbolter, Majenta Pryce.
** Abraham White, the creator of the Threshold. This is the man who DESTROYED OUTER SPACE just so that he could make a buck. That brings whole new meaning to the trope.
* CosmicKeystone: The Event Synthesiser, which maintains the order of the cosmos; the Glory, keystone for the entire ''omniverse''.
* CowboyEpisode: "Wormwood" took place in a WildWest town on the moon (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* {{Crossover}}: Marvel had a way of bringing all of their licenced properties into the same, if not universe, then multiverse. One Marvel character, DeathsHead, was once thrown out of Marvel's ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic into the Doctor's TARDIS. And later thrown out of the TARDIS into [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Four Freedoms Plaza]].
* CrossThrough: The Threshold first appeared in the Past Doctor strips, kidnapping the companions of previous Doctors, before finally revealing themselves to the Seventh Doctor in "Ground Zero".
* DarkActionGirl: Destrii. An exception to the norm, in that she starts a HeelFaceTurn.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Shayde.
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: In "Interstellar Overdrive 2", the manager of a band plans to kill them all in a spaceship 'accident' so the record company can make a fortune reissuing new editions of their back catalogue.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Oblivion's nobles.
* DevelopmentHell: Quite a few stories got stuck in it or were vetoed altogether. One story would have seen the Eighth Doctor versus sentient paintings; another featured an earlier version of Izzy's character as a pair of twins TouchedByVorlons. The author's notes really elaborate on the writing process, with plenty of first draft scans and hand-written notes. Alan Barnes ended up recycling his vetoed ideas for the Eighth Doctor in Charley Pollard's [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finish]] story arc instead (notably in "Storm Warning" and "Neverland").
* DisabilityImmunity: In "Sticks and Stones" being dyslexic made people immune to Monos' attack (which was transforming people into language).
* DruggedLipstick: In "The Broken Man", Amy Pond escapes from an MI6 agent by kissing him with a drugged lipstick (implied to be a gift from River Song).
* EasilyForgiven: Destrii is introduced when she steals another companion's body and promptly starts to kiss and molest the Eighth Doctor, entirely without his consent. She keeps up the uninvited kissing later on, even after he shoves her away and angrily tells her to stop. ... And then she becomes a companion.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Frobisher.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Subverted to Hell and back with Destrii.
* ExpandedUniverse: Series/DoctorWho
* {{Geek}}: Izzy.
* GirlPosse: Veronica has a pair of side-girls who act as her yes men in "Imaginary Enemies".
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Destrii's mother, the Matriax.
* {{Golem}}: The Doctor encounters the Golem of Prague in "The Broken Man".
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Destrii does this to Izzy, hoping to take her place as Eighth's companion. It gets reversed... eventually.]]
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Majenta.
* GulliverTieDown: Happens to the Doctor in "The Final Chapter".
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Half Nelson in "The Deep Hereafter". Fortunately for him, this is a case of WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody.
* HeelFaceTurn: Kroton the Cyberman, who rejects the other Cybermen's goals, in the backup strip "Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman".
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Izzy, following her bodyswap.]]
* {{Homage}}: "The Deep Hereafter", homaging both Creator/RaymondChandler's detective stories and WillEisner's ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.
* AHouseDivided: In one strip a group of minor villains that the Doctor has previously defeated gather together in a deserted space-station to plan a final attack that will finish him once and for all. One of them dies horribly, and as the others begin dying one by one afterward, it seems (to them, anyway) as if the Doctor has infiltrated their midst in disguise and is picking them off one by one. Finally, the last couple paranoid that either one of them could be the Doctor in disguise kill each other... and at that point, the Doctor arrives, not recognising any of them. Turns out the first death was just an accident with a faulty machine and the other deaths were just everyone picking each other off out of sheer paranoia.
* HumansAreBastards: "Children of the Revolution". Humans are rescued by [[spoiler:good Daleks, descendants of the humanised Daleks Alpha, Beta and Omega]]. Humans destroy [[spoiler:Daleks.]] As soon as you see the situation, you realise exactly how it's going to go wrong. You'll be right.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Astrolabus.
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: In "Interstellar Overdrive 2", Fluke pulls a raygun on one of his bandmates, only to find that the Doctor had removed the power pack from the gun after detecting a psychosis-inducing agent in the band's curry.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: "The Blood of Azrael" draws on plot elements from across Scott Gray's run on the strip, [[InnocuouslyImportantEpisode many of which looked like they'd been wrapped up at the time]].
* KillerRabbit: Beep the Meep
* LivingShadow: Shayde.
* MadArtist: The Necrotists are an artistic movement that believes murder to be the only true expression of creativity, using their victims' bodies to create their art. Their founder took it to a genocidal extreme, wiping out entire species to create his artworks.
* MasterOfIllusion: Astrolabus.
* MayContainEvil: The soft drink Goruda in "The Golden Ones" (actually a product of the Axons).
* MilestoneCelebration: The strip began marking the show's anniversaries during the long hiatus; "Time & Time Again" marked the 30th, "Happy Deathday" the 35th, "The Land of Happy Endings" the 40th, and both "Hunters of the Burning Stone" and "John Smith and the Common Men" the 50th ("Hunters" being an arc climax and "John Smith" a one-shot). They marked their 250th issue with "A Life of Matter and Death", and their 20th anniversary with "TV Action!".
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Hecto Shellac in "The Deep Hereafter". Six arms equals six guns.
* MusicalEpisode: "Planet Bollywood".
* TheMusicMeister: The Muse from "Planet Bollywood"
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Kroton
* MythologyGag: The alternate universe spider-Daleks from "Fire and Brimstone" come from unused scripts for the project that became the TV Movie.
* NoDialogueEpisode: "Onomatopoeia" is dialogue-free until the final pages.
* NoFourthWall: "Doctor Who and the Fangs of Time", where the story's writer/artist meets the Fourth Doctor.
* NoirEpisode: "The Deep Hereafter"
* NoNameGiven: Izzy S. She claims the S stands for Someone/Somebody; in reality, it stands for Sinclair.
* NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: "Dragon's Claw" has the Fourth Doctor use this to bluff his gun-wielding foe while he gets a door open with his Sonic Screwdriver. Justified, too, in that said foe was a man in 16th Century China with a 23rd Century-era blaster--he wouldn't have known what a safety catch ''was''.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:The Pariah.]]
** [[spoiler: Azrael.]]
* OnlyOneName: Astrolabus, Destrii (Destriianatos), Shayde.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Majenta pretty much ticks most of the boxes. Attractive? Check. Pointy ears? Check. Blonde/white hair? Check. Haughty attitude? Check. [[spoiler:Mysterious abilities? Check.]]
* OvertOperative: Fey, at least in her first appearance. While Fey Truscott-Sade is her real name, her identity as an agent of King George VI is a secret.
* PettingZooPeople: Most notably, Josiah Dogbolter, who looks like a humanoid frog. Then there are Oblivion's nobles, who range the gamut from fish to pigs to cats, with Destrii and her mother both being fishwomen.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Sharon.
* PosthumousNarration: Johnny Seaview in "The Deep Hereafter".
* PrivateEyeMonologue: Johnny Seaview provides one that serves as the narration in "The Deep Hereafter".
* PsychoSidekick: Destrii, for the Eighth Doctor. A mild aversion, in that the Doctor's trying to get her to play nice with others. Unfortunately, we never find out if he succeeds.
* RealityWarper: Astrolabus, at least when it comes to his pocket reality; Oblivion's Horde, who can reshape reality around an entire planet.
** The Crimson Hand are also able to do this as well to the Universe, but not without consequences.
* RebelliousPrincess: Destrii. Justified, in large part thanks to her [[EvilMatriarch mother]].
* RedHerringTwist: [[spoiler:In "The Glorious Dead" it turns out the real contenders for the position of [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse controller of the Glory]] aren't the Doctor and Master but Kroton and Sato.]]
* ReversePolarity: [[ContinuityNod 'Reverse the polarity of the electron flow']], in "The Golden Ones".
* RoyallyScrewedUp: The royal family of Oblivion, including Destrii, falls under the "They're Just Nuts" category.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Dogbolter, who's willing and prepared to buy the TARDIS.
** Also Majenta, who is somehow able to maintain this attitude even when she ''doesn't'' have money.
* ShapeshifterModeLock: Frobisher, who gets stuck as a penguin for a while.
* ShoutOut: Dr Ivan Asimoff, whose name is a shout-out to sci-fi author Creator/IsaacAsimov.
* StoryArc: Numerous. Voyager, the Threshold, the return of the Master, [[spoiler:Izzy's bodyswap]], the Crimson Hand, the Child of Time, the psychic metal saga...
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
--> '''Alan Barnes: ''' Despite the occasionally trippy ambience of the finished piece, Id like to stress that we in no way got ripped to the tits on jazz cigarettes, then turned off the [=McGann=] film to watch ''WhatsUpTigerLily'' and dodgy 1930s talking dog shorts instead. (That would have been irresponsible and ''utterly wrong''.)
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In "TV Action!" the Eighth Doctor and Izzy travel to our reality. Here they encounter Tom Baker, who had played the Fourth Doctor, who defeats that month's alien by merely talking to him and rambling endlessly.
* TenLittleMurderVictims: "Tooth and Claw" plays this straight; "Death to the Doctor!" subverts it, with there being no hidden killer.
* ThievesGuild: In "The Cornucopia Caper", Cornucopia is ruled by an alliance of criminal guilds, each one responsible for a different area of criminal activity: thievery, kidnapping, blackmail, hijacking, etc.
* TookALevelInBadass: The psychic metal powered galactic conquerors in "Hunters of the Burning Stone" are [[spoiler:the Tribe of Gum. Yes, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild that]]'' Tribe of Gum]].
* {{Transplant}}: DeathsHead appeared after falling sideways through time from Marvel UK's ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic.
* TrojanPrisoner: In "The Futurists" this is used to infiltrate an ancient Roman military camp. {{Lampshaded}} when the Doctor remarks that it's a tired old trick, but there had to be a time when it was new enough to work.
* TwoBeingsOneBody: [[spoiler:The Pariah and Abraham White, Fey and Shayde.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Whifferdills (Frobisher's species) are shapeshifters.
* WardensAreEvil: The Chief Warden of Thinktwice (a space prison) is cut from the same cloth as [[Literature/HarryPotter Umbridge]]. He claims to be 'rehabilitating' his 'residents' by wiping their memories, but doesn't bat an eyelid if his machine fries their brains or drives them to suicide.
* WelcomeToTheRealWorld: "TV Action!", where Eighth and Izzy travel to our reality and team up with actor Creator/TomBaker (the Fourth Doctor).
* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: In "The Deep Hereafter", Half Nelson is literally HalfTheManHeUsedToBe following a transmat accident. He is still a viable threat to the Doctor.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Samurai Katsura Sato.
* WomanScorned: The TARDIS gets this in "Pay the Piper"/"The Blood of Azrael". Apparently, being sold off to save Clara didn't sit well with her. Unfortunately, someone takes advantage...
* WretchedHive: In "The Cornucopia Caper", the Doctor visits Cornucopia, an entire planet ruled by an alliance of different criminal guilds.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Amy Pond in "The Golden Ones".
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