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Characters: Children of Time
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The Heroes

    The (Tenth) Doctor 
  • Adorkable
  • Apologizes a Lot
  • Badass Minds Think Alike: Quite often with Holmes.
  • Fanboy
  • Future Me Scares Me: We find out that the Doctor is very, very afraid of the Valeyard...
  • Hurting Hero
  • The Insomniac: Whenever the Doctor's sleeping habits are brought up, it's because he's not sleeping. He consistently blames it on several centuries of collecting personal demons.
  • The Kirk: To Holmes's Spock when he's not in that role himself.
  • The Leader
  • Non-Linear Character: Is this towards Holmes and Watson, since he knows basically how the rest of their lives are supposed to play out.
  • The Obi-Wan: Is actually demoted to this in the first season finale.
  • Papa Wolf: Moriarty notes this trait and throws it back in the Doctor's face:
    "And now you wish me to pay the price... because I touched your companions."
  • Really 700 Years Old: In "Smith and Holmes", he tells Holmes that he's probably more in the vicinity of 1200 years than 900, confessing that he's "been" 900 for a while now.
  • Shipper on Deck: Quite blatantly, of Watson/Sally and Holmes/Beth.
  • Stepford Smiler: Much to the exasperation of his Companions, who would much rather that he simply deal with his pain rather than pretend that it doesn't exist.
  • Team Dad: Quite often, he comes off less The Leader and more this. Moriarty calls the Companions as the Doctor's children, his "Children of Time" — yes, from thence, we get the title. Holmes acknowledges that it is indeed true.
  • Tranquil Fury: Gets this at times, but it's more like "Barely Restrained Fury".
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry

    Sherlock Holmes 

    John H. Watson, M.D. 

    Beth Lestrade 

    Sally Sparrow 

    The TARDIS 

    the Watson compudroid 

The Villains

    Professor James Moriarty 

    Colonel Sebastian Moran 
  • Attempted Rape: Upon Beth when he catches up with her, intending a Ripper-style kill.
  • Blood Knight: Incredibly sadistic, having no problems with shooting or raping a girl just because, and terribly enjoys making Holmes scream.
  • The Dragon
  • Dirty Old Man: Basically, whenever he so much as looks at the young woman defying him and his boss, it's with an apparently insatiable desire for her body (as well as for her screams).
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He makes a truly complicated case, given the above entries... and yet he respects Beth's unconditional love for Holmes and understands it better than Holmes does.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His treatment of Beth. The feigned affability is absolutely terrifying.
    • There's only one moment when you feel that his not-outright-sadistically-evil behavior is probably genuine, and that's still while torturing Holmes.
  • Hero Killer: He assassinates Mycroft and would have killed Beth, as well, had he not taken the time to mess with her.
  • I Was Beaten By A Girl: Played with. Holmes taunts Moran twice with the fact that Beth got away from him. However, the truth is that, out of the three times Moran caught up with Beth, she got away from him on her own only once — the Irregulars had to rescue her the other two times. Moran takes great relish in correcting Holmes.
    • And then Beth delivers this to him: "Heard you were shot by a girl. Right in the head." Which... probably wasn't the smartest thing to do...
  • Karmic Death: And how. TWICE, no less.
  • Slasher Smile
  • Smug Snake: He has some traits of being a Magnificent Bastard... but his record of success in the finale screws over what chance he might have had of reaching magnificence.
  • Wicked Cultured

    the Plasmavore 
  • Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil: Seems to swing between the two.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Gets this treatment twice, without her having to die either time.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II.
  • The Atoner: Her character carries strong shades of this in "Every Good Fairytale".
  • Becoming the Mask: Carries overtones of this when she impersonates Beth for Holmes. She was already sympathetic, and her role comes off far less harsh and far more sympathetic than Moriarty had intended.
  • Broad Strokes: The Doctor describes plasmavores as internal shapeshifters in "Smith and Jones". Oh, but where's the fun in that?
  • Cursed with Awesome: She can take any sort of female human form she chooses... but she needs to feed on blood in order to do so, in order to even live.
  • [[spoiler:High Heel-Face Turn: "I was working for Torchwood... but the Professor and I... disagreed."
  • Lady in Red
  • No Name Given: Moriarty speculates that if she ever had a real, given name, even she herself does not know it.
  • Redemption Equals Death: At least, that's how Moriarty intends it to be.
  • Seven Deadly Sins
    • Envy: A subtle theme for her, but she once envied the human capacity for companionship whereas she and the rest of her race have to live apart from each other lest they attract attention and endanger themselves.
    • Gluttony: Her addiction to, ironically, alcoholics.
    • Greed: All her power and possessions only serve to make her crave more.
    • Lust: Like a classic vampire, she quite enjoys mixing sex with her meals. Even worse, a perfume courtesy of Torchwood allows her to toy with abruptly-hormone-addled men.
    • Pride: Tries to seduce the Great Detective just to be able to say that she did.
    • Sloth: Being exposed to compassion gets her to think, but she doesn't bother to follow her own musings through to conclusion, a.k.a. Heel-Face Turn.
    • Wrath: Also like a classic vampire, her rage lies beneath a thin veneer of calm, and she is truly animalistic in her wrath.
  • The Vamp

    the Moriarty clone 

    Martin Fenwick 
  • Ax-Crazy: Whereas the cartoon never explored it in-depth, the narrative specifically describes him as being insane.
  • The Dragon
  • Evil Laugh: More of an insane laugh, but still.
  • Mad Scientist: Let's see... creating an illegal clone of Professor James Moriarty to be your slave, are you? That will go over well...

Supporting Cast

    Kit Bennett aka Kathy Watson 

    Nikola Tesla 

    George Westinghouse 

    Jeremy Brett 

    Mrs. Hudson 

    Inspector Geoffrey Lestrade 

    Mycroft Holmes 

    The Irregulars 

    Chief Inspector Grayson 

    Michael Lestrade 


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