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The 456 is of the same species as the creature 10th Doctor faced in "Midnight"
Ianto is immune to caffeineHe drinks/makes so much coffee that is just doesn't effect him anymore
The 456 didn't actually kill IantoOr anyone else there. They bottled up their 'life essence' and if it you released it back into their bodies, they could come back to life. Because he's not allowed to be dead.
The very strange man who runs Torchwood 2 is Balamory's Archie the InventorPure Crack, but totally true in my opinion.
Captain Jack's real name is Dark BlueBecause his brother's name is Gray and he wears gray clothes. And since Jack wears Dark Blue clothes...
Anthony Kiedis is actually Jack.I mean, just count all the times he should have died from ODing, and why else would write an eight-minute song purely about how great they are in bed?
The very strange man who runs Torchwood 2 is really BracewellNo real evidence for this, other than Torchwood 2 is in Scotland and Bracewell had a Scotish Accent and would be considered Very Strange to most people.
Jack is Jesus.His initials (including the Captain part) are CJH. A common expression is Jesus H. Christ. JHC - CJH.
The creatures that attacked Jack's childhood homeworld were Time Lords.In the show the attackers are never named or showed. It can't be the Daleks due to them only exterminating, not kidnapping and torturing. It can't be the Cybermen for a variety of reasons. They could give the creatures a name but they never do. It was implied/mentioned that the Time Lords had become just as bad as the Daleks so it could be imagined that they would be capable of the various acts of cruelty the attackers are known for.
Jack called Captain John Hart to pick him up at the end of Children of Earth.It goes with the whole grieving, angsty (ineffective) self-destructive behavior when Walking the Earth just isn't enough of an escape.
Frobisher's wife and daughters are still alive......via (FILL IN THE BLANK)! Why not?
Steven is still alive......via (fill in the blank). Same deal as below.
Ianto is still alive......via (fill-in-the-blank). There's a lot of theories floating around, so let's just drop all the simpler ones here:
Ianto is DEAD!!!Just a guess
Children of Earth happened because Drosselmeyer gained control of Britain and decided to write a grand tragedy.Or, Drosselmeyer has had control over Britain, or at least Cardiff, for a while. Ianto had been keeping him at bay via that diary of his. The other characters were not aware they were in a tragedy and so were not trying to prevent the story from progressing. When Ianto died, everything went to shit because they no longer had an author to combat the tragic story.
Ianto is still alivevia Rift time/space radiation. In the episode "Reset," the creepy doctor states that Martha's white blood cells have mutated due to time-travelling radiation (or something). That was a Chekhov's Gun. Ianto's white blood cells have done the same, thanks to the Rift, giving him a super immune system against the alien virus; but it needed the body down to fight it because it mutated differently from Martha's. THAT EPISODE WAS NAMED "RESET" FOR A REASON.
Ianto is alivevia Stable Time Loop! He never died. He isn't gone for good; the fandom won't let him be. So what happened? Well, his 'death', or the appearance of it, was necessary to cause Jack to become aware of his careless nature when it came to human life (he was fearless because he couldn't die, and his mortal friends suffered because of it). Jack's depression was needed so that others would have to take heroic courses to save the children; their new found strength would be important for choices they would make later. But someone, almost undoubtedly Jack from the future, got to Ianto before he died and gave him a way to survive the virus, but also to appear to be dead. Ianto might even have thought he was dying. However, after CoE!Jack and Gwen left his body, Jack or whoever saved him revived him and took him to explore the universe!
Ianto is not dead!Because I won't let it happen.
Ianto is making his living being a monkey-eating transvestite!
The 456 aren't as tough as they seem.They're using fancy gypsy tricks to make the children speak in unison and give a few people the appearance of death, but other than that they're useless. They haven't shown that they can do anything else. COBRA explained in "Day Four" that their satellites could not detect any ships in orbit - they're not beyond our technology, they just don't have any ships. They're taking over Earth with nothing but fear. Also links to the below theory.
The 456 are the Fact the 10th Doctor could not bear.
Captain John Hart is Spike.Spike is immortal, and a vampire, which explains his appearance in Jack's time and his omnisexuality. He's also got a soul, hence why he turns out to be good while still being a dick (and not biting everyone).
Rhys Williams is already a member of Torchwood and plays dumb to throw suspicion away from himself.Or he secretly works for UNIT, or ICIS... or the SGC... or the Watchers Council.
Owen is not deadWe never saw him die for the second time, and in interviews, the actor who plays him has been evasive and even hinted at this.
At some point, UNIT and Torchwood are gonna fight each other.With a handful of troubled individuals and a corrupt military organization coexisting, something will go wrong.
Torchwood employs (or enslaves) a Timelord.Torchwood 1 was Canary Wharf; Torchwood 3 is Cardiff. Torchwood 2 is "a strange man" (this coming from Jack of all people) in Glasgow. Possibly it is Salyavin, a renegade Time Lord that was supposed to be in the Doctor Who serial "Shada", which was never aired but considered by most to be in continuity. Maybe he had to drop his old job as an Cambridge professor (a job he had been in for ages, people just don't ask) and is waiting for his time to make his move.
The Tarot Card Girl is the girl who was resurrected by the Resurrection GloveIt would explain why she's still around after 100 years. As to why she hasn't aged, that probably went away with the other biological functions, presuming the Glove worked for her the same way it worked for Owen.
The Tarot Card Girl is from an alien species that lives a very long timeIt would also explain how she's around after 100 years and why she hasn't aged.
The nuclear power plant in "Exit Wounds" is the end result of the Blaidd Drwg project in "Boom Town".In the Doctor Who episode "Boom Town," the Slitheen-known-as-Margaret Blaine intends to build an extremely faulty nuclear power plant in the middle of Cardiff, with the intent of blowing the Earth to bits. Sure, the Doctor takes care of the Slitheen, but the industrious citizens of Cardiff finished the nuclear plant anyway, which explains why a city like Cardiff has one. It also explains why the power plant had so many ridiculous failures over the course of "Exit Wounds" (it was extremely faulty) and why it could apparently be shut down by the internet.
Series Three will have two new main cast members.Okay, so it's really mild guessing, but the team needs a medic and someone with the tech skills of Tosh. (Though Ianto was becoming Smart Guy-ish in series two.)
Torchwoods Five and above exist, and are located in Commonwealth countries/former members of the Empire.Torchwood's original brief was to protect the British Empire from alien destruction. It would make sense, therefore, for there to be Empire outposts of Torchwood, and for those to exist in some form today. Ottawa has a history of strange things happening, so a Torchwood branch in Canada's capital would make sense. Torchwoods in Sydney, Hong Kong, Delhi, and Cape Town have also been proposed and rationalized; the mission that The Master sent Torchwood Three on in "Last of the Time Lords" would be supporting Torchwood Delhi's operations.
The single member of Torchwood Two in Glasgow is named McCrimmon, and the position is passed down in the family.After Torchwood was formed, investigations found records that implied an appearance by the Doctor during the Battle of Culloden in 1745, witnessed by Jamie McCrimmon. Torchwood found that the McCrimmon family had been keeping this knowledge of aliens a secret for a century and a half, and offered a young member of the family a position working with them. That position has been handed down from father to son to the present. According to established continuity, Jamie did remember his first encounter with the Doctor, and probably recorded it or had someone record it for him. Note that this would not invalidate the Season 6B theories; Jamie could have returned and sired a family at any point, and it makes it easier from the family knowledge standpoint if Season 6B had happened.
Torchwood Three is not the only renegade splinter group of the Institute. Maybe not even the first.This could be why Torchwood Four is 'missing'.
Jack only ages went he doesn't die for an extended period of timeWhen Jack is buried under Cardiff at the end of season 2, he is dug out looking exactly the same, despite the fact that he's been buried for 1900 years, give or take. This is because he's been dying and coming back to life so rapidly. His body doesn't have time to age, or grown wrinkles, and his hair folicles don't grow gray because they're being re-formed, what? 300, 400 times a day? On the other hand, Jack does visibly age in the 150 years he spends between getting left by The Doctor and the begining of Torchwood. This is because he dies at a much slower rate: aproximately 10 deaths a year, giving his body time to age properly (if slowly), rather than the hundreds of thousands (or, at the very least, tens of thousands) of times he dies while under Cardiff.
Jack is a descendant of the Petrelli FamilySee, when Rose brought Jack back, she didn't bring him back wrong; she only activated the long dormant "special" gene. And Heroes does have canonical immortals.
Torchwood Four is the Forge in the Big Finish audios.It "disappeared" because Nimrod took it over and cut off ties with Torchwood One.
Torchwood and the current run on Doctor Who DO NOT take part in the same universe.Simply because the Jack of Torchwood does not appear to be the Jack from Doctor Who. Any other coincidences are there due to the fact that the universes are similar. This could also mean that the idea above about the 'strange man' in Scotland was and still is this universe's version of the Doctor.
The first order Jack gave Owen after recruiting him was to remove the alien creature from Katie's brain and dissect it.Think about it. The other two people that we know were in Torchwood at the time were Suzie Costello and Toshiko Sato, neither of which have anything remotely resembling experience in the subject of biology (since Suzie did weapons and Tosh did technology, as far as we know). And in "Day One", Toshiko reveals that Owen cried on his first day, which would be explained by the fact that he had to cut up the brain of what, last week, had been his fiance. There could be an extra level to this - Owen could've insisted on doing it himself, affected by grief and not wanting to let anyone else dissect his beloved.
Torchwood 2 is run by an ex-Time Agent.As noted above, Jack called the person who runs Torchwood 2 "a very strange man," and Captain John told Jack that the Time Agency had been disbanded (then again, Captain John is a liar, but he didn't seem to be lying about that). Since the Time Agency was disbanded after Jack left, it's possible that another Time Agent—probably one that Jack wasn't familiar with—came across Earth and ended up running Torchwood 2.
Rose didn't make Jack immortal, she gave him Haruhi Suzumiya powers.He does seem to often get exactly what he wishes for, after all. He is immortal because he wanted to be. He wanted an excuse to find The Doctor (aside from just being pissed about the abandonment situation), and possibly has an unconscious fear of dying before he's done everything he wants to do. He doesn't really want to live forever or even stay young forever which is why he is aging (albeit slowly). This would also explain some Torchwood events:
The post of Prime Minister is like Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher or Spinal Tap's drummer in the Whoniverse...and seeing the events of Children of Earth it seems things would almost have been better off if the Master was still prime minister...
The Doctor was of fighting an even greater threat during Children Of EarthHe was trying to prevent a catastrophe of galactic proportions, agonizing over his inability to intervene in Earth's situation, he was not tut tut tuting about how giving your children to be used as drugs for all eternity is bad, he would be helping if he could.
Jack Harkness is bisexualSome very, very subtle hints of this were dropped throughout the series.
The Doctor can't go back and stop the 456 because the events of "Children of Earth" are fixed in time for him.If someone had contacted him during the 456 crisis, he could have helped out. But no one did — which means the Doctor will first hear about the incident from someone who's already lived through it. And as soon as he does, it's part of the past for him too, and he can't change it.
The accent most Time agents have sounds to our 21st century ears like a cross between British and AmericanJack and Captain John Hart's American with Britishism and British with Americanism accents are common in the Fifty first century.
Captain Jack Harkness is the son of Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long and/or The Time Agency is the organization run by Lazarus Long.I'm surprised no one mentioned this before. Both are quasi/near immortal. Both are very open to 'dancing'. Both feel very strongly about protecting people they care about. Both are good at hiding weapons (In The Number of the Beast and in the Dr. Who episode Bad Wolf, each character was stripped naked and still had a hold out weapon). Both tend to lie about their own past.
Torchwood Four is a robot or a non-humanoid alien."Torchwood Four has kinda gone missing but we'll find it one day." Not him, her, or them, but it. So it's something without gender, like a swarm of bees, a really weird alien or a friendly Cyberman.
Starbucksare the people behind the 456. The whole thing was an elaborate Evil Plan to kill off Ianto and therefore eliminate all their competition because if Jack ever had to retcon him, instead of tossing Ianto out on the street, he'd give him a Coppacino TARDIS so he could sell his coffee and subsequently cheer up the whole of Britain and take their minds off all the aliens as well. The monster is a deformed clone of their mascot. Bet you're wondering what's in your frappucino now.
Jack's memories were erased because he saw his future.He had been working on a two year mission and accidentally stumbled on something that told him that he would one day become immortal. The Time Agency were worried he'd Go Mad from the Revelation so they Retconned him and all memories he had of that mission in case they triggered a recall. The Doctor (11 or 12)probably got in touch at some point to tell the time agency just how important that Jack does what he's supposed to.
Torchwood 4 was vanished by a negative rift spikeIt hasn't returned them I Hope...
The rift spike dropped Jonah in the Time WarAnd the man who pulled him out of the fire was the Doctor. Because it's a cool idea.
One of the new characters in Children of Earth will join TorchwoodLois is an obvious one, but I'd love to see Johnson. The jokes they could get about how she blew up the old base...
Owen is a Death KnightDeath Knights are former members of sentient species raised into undead by a powerful being which has domination over (un)death. They run on unholy energies which they replenish by slaying foes. They usually only show minor signs of undead (the most obvious are iceblue glowing eyes) und retain much of thier free will and memory. Lets see what applys to Owen:
The Time Agency is the Torchwood of the futureI don't have any real evidence for this, other than the Stable Time Loop of Jack heading Torchwood could bring about Vortex Manipulators and he'd be in that time period as well as this one. Interesting thought, though.
The Face Of Boe is Jack...and still aliveThe Face Of Boe could be what happens to Jack if his cells aren't forced to regenerate for a long time. He may well have just got up and walked away after The Doctor left.
Weevils stole the Torchwood van from IantoAnd, lacking their own spaceships, used it to drive to Stonehenge to be present for the opening of the Pandorica.
Jack specifically recruited his Season 1 team to juggle the Idiot BallEveryone on the team, from Suzie through Gwen, is hypertalented but hyperdisfunctional. In Season 1, this is deliberate — After waiting centuries for the Doctor to get him, Jack specifically planned for his team to get in to the middle of (or create) a situation that would attract the Doctor's attention. After Season 1, of course, they're True Companions.
The original Captain Jack Harkness committed suicide by NaziSure, the original Captain thought that our Captain was worth coming out for. But then our Captain walks into a rift, leaving the original Captain dumped and outed, in front of his command in the 40s. The next morning, the original dies heroically. Coincidence? I think not. Of course, a bit later, our Captain drops by and takes over the name.
The original Captain Jack Harkness was murdered by his own crew on January 21, 1941.
The Doctor Didn't know about the 456 until it was to lateThere is no way the Doctor would let children suffer even if he was ashamed of what humans were about to do, and he has missed things before i.e. Army of Ghosts, also through his knowledge Harriet Jones was suppose to be the prime minster before he "brought her down with just six words". From what we've seen from Harriet's actions from the end of The Christmas Invasion the 456 probably wouldn't have been negotiated with, and the whole event probably never would have happened or just have turned out a lot differently then it did.
The burning planet in "Adrift" was GallifreyJonah was taken by the Rift and taken to Gallifrey in the last days of the Time War, when Gallifrey burnt. He was driven insane by looking into something (the Untempered Schism)), and the man who rescued him was the Doctor.
Unintentionally, the Doctor is the cause of 456
Captain Jack keeps up a correspondence with his past lovers by mail.John Barrowman has stated on more than one occasion that Jack will sleep with "anything with a postcode", which raises the question of why a postcode would be an important factor? Obviously, it's because Jack likes to have contact information so he can write them letters. This hypothesis is supported by his comment way back in the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor Dances" where he reminisces that
"The last time I was sentenced to death...I woke up in bed with both of my executioners. Lovely couple, they stayed in touch! Can't say that about most executioners."which suggests that he has kept in touch with these former lovers in some form. It is also shown on Torchwood that he made an effort to reconnect with and stay in touch with Estelle after losing touch with her years before. This desire to keep in contact with people may contribute to Jack's acute distress at his inability to keep in touch with the Doctor.
Before learning he was the Master, Jack at some point had a one-night (or more) stand with Harold Saxon.Evidence:
Bilis Manger is the Happy Mask Salesman.Bilis Manger; a creepy middle-aged Asian man with the inexplicable power to step through time and space at will, who also has ties with an ancient world-destroying demon. He's a salesman too, except he sells clocks instead of masks—but remember, the Happy Mask Salesman met with Link in Clock Town.
The Doctor will turn up in series 5/Torchwood will turn up in Doctor Who
Tosh is still alive......via (fill in the blank). Rule of Cool.
Jack is actually conservative by 51st Century standards.Remember, Jack was a small town boy. It's worth noting that despite being born in the sexually liberated 51st century, he hails from a traditional nuclear family (man, woman, two children). And unlike John Hart, he doesn't seem to be inclined towards beastiality or wanton murder (despite being rather trigger-happy) and vice.
Jack was reluctant to hire Ianto because Ianto had previously worked with Torchwood 1Jack hand-picked his team to consist of people that had not had previous contact with Torchwood, from Tosh (arrested by U.N.I.T. for espionage) to Owen (lost his girlfriend to an alien parasite). Chances were he preferred to introduce his own philosophy to dealing with aliens that had not been corrupted by the previous Torchwood's views of "if it's alien, we take it or destroy it!" Also he was probably not happy with the fact that Torchwood 1 indirectly caused Rose's "death" and the near-destruction of the world by letting in the Daleks and the Cybermen from another dimension.
The creatures that attacked the Boeshane Peninsula were Reavers.Sadistic marauders who descend on random worlds, capture people, and make one person watch while they torture the rest? Check. And while Jack is stated to be a native of the 51st century, by his era time travel is common, so his family could very well have migrated to the timezone that Firefly takes place in. This would also explain why the peninsula seems a bit primitive in comparison with what we've seen of 51st century tech.
Time itself is trying to wipe Jack Harkness out of existence.As an "impossible thing", Jack is literally a living wound in Time. That's why he's met death so many times, and why death and tragedy seem to surround him wherever he goes: Time itself wants him gone. And the more lives that become intertwined with his own, the wider the path of destruction becomes....
The next series will see the return of BAD WOLF and/or Rose TylerAt this point Jack's continued Immortality and it now spreading to Rex means that the nature of these powers will soon be explored, and with this comes an ideal opportunity to re-explore the source of the phenomena.
Torchwood Four was located in Northern Ireland - more precisely, in Belfast.Torchwood One was in London, Torchwood Three was in Cardiff, and Torchwood Two was in Glasgow - each the largest cities of their respective countries. It would make sense for Four to be in the largest city of the other UK country. In addition, Torchwood Five was located in Delhi - the largest city in India.
Torchwood Four is a codename.Torchwood Four is a catch all term for those not affiliated with the actual institute, but still dedicate their lives to protecting humans from supernatural threats. The ARC, SCP Foundation, Men In Black, The Winchesters, and even the Doctor himself are all classified as Torchwood Four agents.
Owen became King of the Weevils before his first death. At the end of Combat, Owen confronts one of the Weevils in the vault, and it's clearly frightened of him. We know that the Weevils are at least slightly telepathic, so it seems plausible enough that the Weevil he fought broadcast the news that a human fought him and lived. Fear evolves into a healthy respect, and suddenly Owen is the Weevil King.
Torchwood Four was erased from history by a crack in time.And only Jack can remember it because he had traveled in time prior to its erasure.
Gwen Cooper grew up in the US in the 1950'sHer best friend was played by Fred Savage.
Adam is from the Land of FictionHe is erased when he is forgotten.
Adam is connected to the Weeping AngelsRiver Song theorised they were ideas that come to life.
Setting off the nukes in Sleeper was supposed to be Beth'sassignment. There are four missions for the 114 in Sleeper: blowing up the communication center, blowing up the pipeline, assassinating the emergency manager, and setting off the nukes. There are also four members of the cell. The nanny and the ambulance driver take care of the first two. The guy David kills the emergency manager, and then goes off to get the nukes. He is the only cell member to get two missions. Beth commits no missions. If one assumes that David was the leader of the cell, it would make sense that he knows what the missions of all his operatives was. It also makes sense that he would hang back and be prepared to carry out any un-resolved missions. Note that the first two operatives do suicide bombings, and the final mission was to commit suicide by detonating a nuke, but his first mission is just to stab a guy, which kind of stands out among the other three missions. Maybe he has an unusual mission because he is the leader. Also, his mission is non suicidal, which gives him the chance to evaluate how the others have done and be ready to step in if necessary. And Beth was able to track him down; maybe it wasn't so much tracking a signal, but rather remembering her mission briefing and realizing that's where he would be. She did not warn the Torchwood team about the other three attacks; maybe she didn't know about them. Alternately...
Bethis the leader of the cell. She knows where David would be due to having given him the orders. Maybe her mission was to stab the emergency planner, and David's was to set off the nuke, and when he realized he had to carry them both out, he did them in logical order.
The Doctor (10) contacted Gwen after Children Of Earth.Sometime while looking in on his past companions for the last time before regenerating into 11(during the end of "The End of Time") he either visited or sent a message to Gwen, informing her that he could not intervene during the ordeal of Species 456 because it was a Fixed Point in Time, and that no matter how bleak things might look on Earth from time to time, he would never turn away from humanity in shame.
Owen's flashback in "Fragments" is a false memory implanted by Adam that for some reason wasn't deleted by the RetconThat would explain why past Dr. Harper is so different from the jerkass we all know.
Frobisher didn't really kill his family he just faked itBecause he is/was The Doctor and they were/are Time Lords, so they'd be regenerated, perhaps as older Time Lords, taking them out of the age group the 456 wanted. Or maybe, if they weren't Time Lords and he'd married a woman who already had children, he just faked their deaths and got them away to a safe place (using the Tardis!). His secretary said to Lois Habeeb that she wasn't the first girl Frobisher had favoured. Well we all know that the Doctor likes pretty young companions and his secretary may have misconstrued this as him having lots of affairs (when he seemed to be genuinely in love with his wife), or maybe she knew who he was, having been a companion herself for many years, and she resented that her place was being taken by a younger woman, in which case her comments about Lois not being the first echoes the concerns of other companions who realise that the Doctor leaves a lot of people behind. It also explains why 'Frobisher' didn't stop Lois attending the meeting with the 456 and didn't question her taking her place in a prominent position, which was very suspicious under the circumstances. It will probably be shown that he quietly worked to bring about the end of the 456, but for some reason that will be handwaved in the new series of Doctor Who, could not admit he was The Doctor.