YMMV: The Man With No Name

  • Like You Would Really Do It: At the climax, there is a scene where a person has to die to bring Mal back to life, and the two options are The Doctor, and a brand-new alien race created specifically for this story. Gee, I wonder which one dies...
    • In all fairness, the author was already aware of this trope, as stated in their notes. They just couldn't pass up the chance for some lovely spiritual drama, and it really is wonderful.
  • The Woobie: The Doctor. This is between "The Runaway Bride" and "Smith and Jones". The angst is rather understated and all the more powerful for it.