Creator: Paul Cornell
British writer. He got the chance to become a Promoted Fanboy when he was asked to write for the Doctor Who New Adventures. Among his contributions to the Doctor Who Expanded Universe was Bernice Summerfield, an Ensemble Darkhorse who spun off into her own series. He also wrote Scream of the Shalka, a (in retrospective) Alternate Continuity web-based animated series in which (he claims) the Doctor and the Master are totally doin' it. Since Doctor Who's return, he's written the episodes "Father's Day", "Human Nature", and "The Family of Blood".He's also written for comics including Captain Britain and MI-13, the "Black Ring" story arc in Action Comics, Saucer Country and Batman And Robin, and has written a well-received medical horror pilot for BBC3, Pulse. In the DC Comics' New 52, he kicked off the new Stormwatch and Demon Knights.
Works by Paul Cornell with their own trope pages include:
He and his work are known for these tropes:
- Author Appeal: Owls, family ties, anti-racism, Body Horror, The Power of Friendship, homoerotica and cricket.
- Deus Angst Machina: His Doctor Who fiction in particular tends to, as he described it, take characters that you care about and put them through hell.
- Evil Twin: Pete Cornell. (In fact, a typo in The DC Comics Encyclopedia that achieved Memetic Mutation status.)
- Promoted Fanboy: From a mild-mannered DW fanfic writer to running one of the biggest Long Runners in comics, all in the span of two decades. Quite the promotion.
- Word of Gay: Confirmed that all of the Doctor/Master subtext in Scream of the Shalka was very intentional.